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McKinley County infrastructure improvement projects presented

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Twenty-six make the list

Plans for McKinley County infrastructure for 2021-2025 were the subject of the Aug. 20 meeting, with Evan Williams addressing the Board of Commissioners. Williams, of the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, has been working with McKinley County staff on the Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan for several months.

The plan was last brought before the Board of Commissioners at their July 30 meeting.

“The State of New Mexico wants to know what infrastructure and facilities are out there, and get a number [cost] attached to it,” Williams said July 30.

At that time, Williams said the funding sources need to meet a number of requirements through...

Title X Planned Parenthood changes

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How it affects Rocky Mountain patients

Planned Parenthood services in the Rocky Mountain region will be affected by the organization’s recent withdrawal from the Title X program. But not in the same way as in many other states.

When the Ninth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the request by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the American Medical Association to suspend the Trump-Pence Administration’s Title X Gag Rule, PPFA said all affiliates participating in that program will withdraw, because it is impossible to comply with the rule and continue to provide ethical, complete medical care at the same time.

Planned Parenthood believes it is critically important for...

Navajo Nation VP for health and human services

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Lizer advocates for uranium exposure studies at Tribal consultation

DENVER, Colo. - Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer and Navajo Nation Department of Health Executive Director Dr. Jill Jim attended the 2019 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regions 6, 7, and 8 Tribal Consultation Aug. 20 and 21 in Denver, Colo. to discuss budget and policy issues related to the Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Administration for Children and Families, and the Administration for Community Living.

“The purpose of the consultation is to provide policy and budget...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s set to happen in Gallup

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will hold a walk in Gallup, Aug. 24. This is a chance for participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this disease. All citizens and media in Gallup and surrounding communities are invited to participate in the walk.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event for raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The walk will commence Aug. 24 at the Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. Check-in begins at 8 am.

Participants can pre-register by contacting Nicolette Garcia, Interim Development Director, of the New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s...

Nominations now being accepted

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2019 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards are now being accepted and will culminate in a gala celebration banquet this fall in Albuquerque.  The deadline to nominate someone is Sept. 16.

The 49th annual program seeks out individuals to recognize not only unusual contributions to public service and the improvement of government at all levels, but also exceptional contributions to the community.

Six to eight individuals, plus a lifetime award recipient, are typically are chosen each year. They will be celebrated during a banquet Nov. 13 at the Marriott Pyramid in...

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