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Local, county residents file to run for public office

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Here's a list that highlights county and state office filings for public office. The filing deadline was March 8.


District 3 McKinley County Commission

David Dallago

Bill Lee

Johnny Greene

Gerald O' Hara

McKinley County Clerk

Harriet Becenti

Jackie Sloan

Vanessa Begaye-Lee

McKinley County...

Early Friday morning drug bust

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GPD narcotics division raided this home Friday morning.

An early morning drug raid at 2580 E. Boyd Ave in Gallup Friday netted five arrests, and a stolen gun. Police confiscated several firearms from the property, and an undisclosed amount of drugs. Further details, such as the names of the arrested and amount and type of drugs recovered, are pending. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the raid was the result of a three-month long investigation.

Political newcomer poised to face incumbent Sen. George Munoz

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Filing date for state offices is March 8

The 2016 race for District 4 of the New Mexico Senate will feature one familiar face and a new one. Felicia Adams of Iyanbito, NM said March 1 that she plans on filing the proper paperwork in Santa Fe March 8 to run against incumbent Sen. George Munoz.

Adams announcement follows an initial announcement to run that was made two months ago at the Iyanbito Chapter House. But she doesn’t mention anything that Munoz has done, or their philosophical differences that may have prompted her to run against him. Only what she brings to the table.

“There is a saying that if you want something done then do it yourself,” Adams said. “I want to...

Martin Miguel Ahumada serving as Dine College’s interim president

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Search continues for full-time replacement

TSAILE , ARIZ. – The Dine’ College Board of Regents appointed Dr. Martin Miguel Ahumada as its interim president as of Jan. 15. A national search for a permanent president remains ongoing, officials said.

Ahumada replaces Dr. Maggie George, who served as president since 2011.

“In a recent Board of Regents meeting, the board voted to end, in amicable terms, it contractual relationship with Dr. George,” Lori Tapahonso, senior public and community relations officer at Dine’ College, said. “With the full support and strong stewardship of its new Board of Regents, Dine’ College is committed to serving as an exemplary institution of...

Money pit or diamond in the rough?

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Golf course PROJECT PROPOSES TO remedy ongoing problems

The Fox Run Golf Course is undergoing major renovations to replace the irrigation system and reconfigure the landscape drainage system. Mid-America Golf and Landscape won the bid for the project at a little under $3 million and began work on Feb. 17.

As for the completion date, “Our contract says July 9th, so we’ll be done by then,” said Joe Salvatore, the project superintendent.

Salvatore mentioned that the course had a lot of unhealthy grass and serious erosion problems when he arrived. The new irrigation system “will certainly be more efficient,” Salvatore added.

The majority of the irrigation water comes...

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