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City Council News

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At the regular meeting of the Gallup City Council held July 14, the council voted to renew their contract with the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for promotional services. City Manager Maryann Ustick recommended approval of the contract that will give the chamber $145,000 to be used toward promoting Gallup and for administrative costs associated with those costs.

This money is tapped from the lodger’s tax fund.

Ustick said the only change is the administrative portion of the contract is less this year, giving Gallup the benefit of more dollars for advertising. Chamber CEO/President David Hinkle said he wants to study the ways they are investing the advertising...

Local Students Attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference

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Ten students representing the Center for Career and Technical Education at UNM-Gallup went to Louisville, KY in June as delegates and competitors at the 51st National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA.

The CCTE students are dually enrolled at UNM-Gallup and their individual high schools.  Participants competing at the national conference are:

• Tyler Johnson (Miyamura High School), Devin Spencer (Miyamura High School) and Roman Thomas (Gallup High School) – Welding Fabrication.

• Joelle Allen (Miyamura High School), David Moreno (Middle College High School), and Patric Soce (Miyamura High School) – Career Pathways Showcase.

• Alec Baldwin (Miyamura...

Deana Jackson joins the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s board

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MINNEAPOLIS - The American Indian Cancer Foundation has named Deana Jackson (Navajo) to the foundation’s board of directors.

Jackson brings an impressive set of energy, passion, partnerships and skills to the board that will help AICAF, a national nonprofit, advance its mission of eliminating cancer and its impact on American Indian families.

“We are honored to have Deana Jackson join us,” Kristine Rhodes, Executive Director of AICAF, said. “Her commitment to serving Native communities and extensive communications experience make Deana an excellent addition to the American Indian Cancer Foundation.”

Jackson has nearly 30 years of professional experience in broadcasting...

TRD secretary named in investigation

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SANTA FE–An investigation into the state Taxation and Revenue Department is implicating cabinet Secretary Demesia Padilla for alleged illegal behavior.

State Auditor Tim Keller recently revealed (http://nmpoliticalreport.com/6182/auditor-finds-possible-abuse-of-power-in-tax-and-rev/) that his office received a complaint in February that senior TRD officials gave a certain politically connected taxpayer preferential treatment. Part of the reason for the alleged preferential treatment centered around
how a cabinet level TRD official previously worked for this taxpayer.

A letter sent yesterday from State Auditor Tim Keller to Gov. Susana Martinez says that the allegations surround...

President Begaye, Vice President Nez meet with U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—A veterans summit is in the works to bring together the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Navajo Veterans Affairs, congressional members, senators and most importantly, Navajo veterans seeking assistance.

The meeting is planned for autumn and will take place on the Navajo Nation, possibly during the Navajo Nation Fair.

That was the result of a July 8 meeting between Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez and Stephanie Birdwell, Director of the Office of Tribal Government Relations for the VA.

The meeting took place at the VA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Begaye focused on four key areas during the meeting: veterans...

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