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Council nixes curbside recycling initiative 3-2

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TO Re-evaluate program in 1-year

While there’s some disenchantment over the current state of drop off recycling spots around town, it’s still a cheap enough option for the Gallup City Council to try and remedy for $100,000 when compared to the nearly $1.3 million it will cost the city to implement a curbside recycling program.

The council voted 3-2 against the curbside recycling program Feb. 23. Councilors Allan Landavazo and Fran Palochak wanted to see Gallup take a progressive step toward the home pickup system, but their peers felt the cost outweighed the reported benefits.

“I am at a loss,” Palochak said. “I recycle and it’s a pain in the keister. The time is now...

Local karate champs deliver

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This group of students plus one not pictured, at Dylan Vargas’ Martial Arts Academy, attended the U.S.A.M.A. New Mexico State Karate Championships on Jan. 30. The students brought home 69 trophies and awards and Dylan won 1st place in Forms, 1st place in Weapons, 1st place in Fighting, And Grand Champion in the Advanced division. Dylan was also awarded the Triple Crown for being number one in forms, weapons, and fighting for the the year 2015. The students, from the left, are: Isaiah Guillen; Jacob Benedict; Diego Rangel; Damiano Kozeliski; Munyaradze Dube; Leona Joe; Daniel Guillen; Xavier Maestas; Rigel Devey; Anamaria Devey; Mukai Dube; Tiana Tom; Michael Padilla; Cross Malcom...

Sorting out the real facts of the REAL ID Act

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One of the major accomplishments of the 2016 legislative session was the approval of a compromise to bring New Mexico into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005.  This means that you can keep using your driver’s license to board an airplane and that you’ll soon be able to resume using your license to enter military bases.

There’s been a lot of misinformation surrounding the compromise, but it really boils down to two things.

First, the legislation creates a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license that citizens and others in the country legally can get later this year.  No one will be required to get the new license and, even if you want one, you won’t have to get one...

Cash Cow still open for business

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Company making its way through Chapter 11 debt restructuring

Quick Cash, Inc, doing business as Cash Cow, remains open for business and things look bright once the restructuring and reorganization process plays itself out, officials said.

Tim Delgado, proprietor of Cash Cow, said the company filed the Chapter 11 debt restructuring plan in June 2015.

“We’re doing everything our secured and unsecured creditors want us to do,” Delgado said of the 12-year business. “We are still open for business.”

Delgado said Cash Cow’s automobile component remains open and cars at that business are for sale as usual. He said the auto part of the business is a separate entity from the...

Becenti-Aguilar working temporary Senate stint

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SANTA FE – Following through on a personal goal to serve the New Mexico public, former Public Regulation Commissioner Theresa Becenti-Aguilar now works an attendant to the Sergeant at Arms with the New Mexico Senate Office of the Chief Clerk at the Roundhouse. Becenti-Aguilar started the paid position Jan. 19 – the same day the state legislative session began. The job ends this week.

“My job is a temporary position,” Becenti-Aguilar said. “My future plan is to continue to serve in some capacity for my constituents. (Today), some of my constituents travel to Santa Fe and share their stories of how proud they are to see me continuing my work in a high and official capacity. I...

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