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GGEDC tours the BNSF Logistics Center

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SWEETWATER, Texas – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation along with newly elected Gallup City Councilor Fran Palochak and Gallup Land Partners participated in a site visit of the BNSF Logistics Center in Sweetwater, Texas. Organized by the BNSF Railway, the site visit took place on May 18 and also included a...

Schaller conducts his own curbside recycling ‘analysis’

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In fact it can be argued Seattle should be the poster child for curbside failure.  When asked of Seattle’s fees Mr. Parker could only guess at $25.00/month. That gives CDM serious credibility issues. In Gallup we currently pay $15.00 a month and that should be lower considering our location. EPA bureaucrats claim the revenues received for processed commodities offset program costs however the evidence shows the costs of curbside are far greater than the revenue generated. The cost of living in Seattle is bad enough for those of low income without piling on more costs. Recycling regulations have become so intrusive in Seattle citizens have described their curbside program as...

In Loving Memory

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Michael Charles Sullivan ended a brief battle with cancer on May 17th, 2015, in Boise. He was 73.

He had spent most of his working life in journalism, employed with  the Wood River Journal, Hailey, Idaho; Twin Falls Times-News, Idaho; Gallup Independent, New Mexico; Aspen (Colo.) Daily News; Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Ore.; Ironwood (Mich.) Daily Globe: Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal and Upper Peninsula (Mich.) Sunday times.

Immediately prior to his transition, at Marquis Skilled Nursing, he had been surrounded by friends and family.

Sullivan was born in Chicago in 1942 and graduated from North Park University there in 1966, with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a minor in...

Schaller conducts his own curbside recycling ‘analysis’

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Program efficiency is meaningless unless taken in context of costs, as many communities have learned. Section 5.2 is titled ‘Benefits of curbside programs’ yet there is no section or mention in the report of drawbacks or historical unintended consequences.

It is a report I would expect of a used car or solar panel salesman avoiding any harsh realities which may scare off the customer. My own condensed feasibility report which drew upon international scientific studies was offered at the first curbside meeting last summer, and then ignored - no intellectual curiosity by the Recycling Council nor City Council, no interest in investigation, no phone calls from Mr. O’Hara or...

Promoting the Dine Holistic view of the world: Humane education. Preventing Bullying and Animal Neglect to Build a Kinder Community

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Since time immemorial, the Navajo have respected, honored and protected the four sacred elements of life: air; light/fire; water and earth/pollen.  The Diné have a duty and sacred obligation to respect, preserve and protect all that was provided them; and they are designated as stewards for their animal relatives.

Bullying has been making regular headlines, been blamed for suicides, and is of great concern to schools today.  Local schools have regulations prohibiting bullying and have signs designating “Bullying-Free Zones”.  Another problem is the epidemic of abandoned and starving cats and dogs wandering the streets of Gallup, and surrounding communities.  Dead dogs and cats...

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