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City council hears presentations for new senior center, recreational center

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With a traditional name

“It’s time for a new senior center, and Gallup needs one.”

Joe Gallegos, vice president of Huitt-Zolars, Inc., a design firm with a location in Albuquerque, opened his presentation to the Gallup City Council with that statement.

The presentation, given at the city council’s Aug. 27 regular...

Revamps in store for five Gallup neighborhoods

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Some snags along the way

The Whole Block Construction Project, which began Aug. 27 in Gallup, is a facelift that will include retrofitting five existing neighborhoods.

At a meeting of the City Council June 25, neighborhoods to receive this upgrade were selected based on ratings of the conditions of entire blocks and what would be needed to bring them up to code and provide handicap access.

The five areas determined to receive this work are:

l Marguerite Franco Street including a segment of Wilson Avenue;

2 Bike Park periphery including South Cliff Drive and Mesa Avenue;

3 Church Rock Street west from Toltec Drive to Tocito Drive;

4 Linda Drive including Nizhoni Boulevard...

HUD to announce funding for lead remediation in Gallup homes

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Officials from Housing and Urban Development announced funding will be made available to the City of Gallup to help in testing and remediating lead from area housing units.  The announcement at the Gallup Housing Authority was made Aug. 29.

Lead exposure in older homes poses a significant health and safety threat to children, preventing them from reaching their fullest potential.  Progress in reducing blood lead levels in children in the U.S. has been made, but much work still needs to be done to eradicate lead in pre-1978 homes, including those in public housing.  HUD has been at the forefront of this work by providing grants to cities, counties and educational institutions to...

Health dept. to register delayed birth certificates

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Vital record agencies to provide birth certificates

SANTA FE, N. M. - The New Mexico Department of Health will join the Navajo Nation Office of Vital Records and Identification and other state vital record agencies from Arizona and Colorado to sponsor a multi-day, multi-state Delayed Birth Certificate Registration Event on Sept. 10, 11, and 12 in Shiprock, N.M.

This multi-state event will run from 12:30 pm -3 pm. on Sept. 10 and 9am-3 pm on Sept. 11 and 12 at the Shiprock Youth Complex, located at 4198 U.S. Hwy. 491.

This multi-state event is the second consecutive year these agencies will all be in one place to help people born in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado who have never...

Navajo Nation President Nez speaks at Indian Country safety summit

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Navajo Police Chief Phillip Francisco, and Council Delegate Eugenia Charles Newton, attended the inaugural 2019 Indian Country Public Safety Summit Aug. 27, to garner support for the Navajo Nation’s public safety initiatives and to increase partnership opportunities with the federal government in support of tribal communities.

The two-day summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of the Interior, focused on identifying and coordinating public safety resources for tribes and provided a forum to discuss public safety priorities with tribal leaders, law enforcement officers, and judicial officials.

“As leaders of the Navajo...

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