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First Native American Catholic saint gets shrine

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Groundbreaking August 11

Ground has been broken on a new shrine to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha at Sacred Heart Retreat Center, Mile Marker 167, N.M. Hwy. 602, Gallup.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized as a saint in 2012 and is the first Native American Catholic saint.

She is the patron saint of Native American, Indigenous and First Nations peoples.

The Diocese of Gallup, Knights of Columbus, and the Southwest Indian Foundation broke ground on the shrine Aug. 11 at 2 pm.

Construction is scheduled to begin within days and completion is tentatively scheduled for August 2021. It will include a chapel, museum and 40 outdoor rosary stations.  Each station will be marked by a niche...

Boys and Girls Club of Gallup receives grant

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The Boys and Girls Club of Gallup, a non-profit organization, recently received a boost for their efforts to help local children build positive relationships, develop attitudes and behaviors to succeed in school, and get ready for careers, according to their website.

High Desert QSRs, which operates numerous restaurants across the Four Corners region, presented a check of over $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Gallup Aug. 14. The funds come through the Taco Bell Foundation Round Up Program, which aims to help young people across the nation pursue educational dreams, according to their website.

Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of Boys and Girls Club expressed sheer gratitude for the award...

Travelin’ Jack’s Story

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Olde English Bulldogge July 4, 2008 – August 10, 2019

Jack’s story began in January 2009 when I adopted him from the Pueblo Animal Shelter.  He was relinquished at the age of seven months old by his first owner because “he got big.” This excuse by a non-committed owner was the greatest gift I ever received. From the beginning he was supposed to be a pet, but that first trip from Colorado to New Mexico began his legacy as Travelin’ Jack.

Travelin’ Jack was immediately put to the task of becoming the most famous …and hard-working dog in New Mexico. He quickly became New Mexico’s Adventure Dog and pre-eminent dog-expert on Pet Travel. Since his entrance into the...

Department of Health issues warning for heat-related illness in southeast NM

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The New Mexico Department of Health encourages persons in southeast New Mexico to rest, drink a lot of water, and get under shade when they are outdoors to reduce the risk of heat-related illness as the temperatures will remain high this week, especially in the following counties: Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt and Quay.

NMDOH conducts surveillance for heat-related illness and has received reports of 21 emergency department visits and two hospitalizations in the past week due to HRI. Through recent data analysis, the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division, has found that even though temperatures of 86...

Department of Health reports first New Mexico West Nile case

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The first human case of West Nile virus infection in New Mexico in 2019 has been confirmed in a 42-year-old woman from Doña Ana County. The woman required hospitalization and is recovering from the disease, according to a N.M. Dept. of Health press release, issued Aug. 12.

West Nile virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can sometimes be fatal. In New Mexico, there have been cases of West Nile virus every year since the virus migrated to New Mexico in 2003.

Mosquito populations tend to rise all over the state of New Mexico following the increased precipitation originating from the monsoon rains. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, where hundreds of mosquitoes...

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