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Time to man up and get your check up

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New Mexico Dept. Of Health

Fact: We guys tend to try being too manly for our own good. Remember a couple of weeks ago when singer Enrique Iglesias sliced his hand on the blades of a drone flying over his concert stage? Consider that Exhibit: A.

The man actually continued to perform for half an hour with a blood‐soaked...

Accept blame Sen. Munoz: Provide bold, new solutions

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While addressing Gallup’s vagrancy problem at a public meeting last year our state senator George Munoz proclaimed “This is not a blame game, we need solutions”. My initial thought was, how can any solutions be offered without first knowing the root cause? My second thought was, those who avoid the blame game are usually part of the problem.

Whatever the solutions are to our region’s myriad of problems it should be obvious that everything we’ve tried thus far has been a colossal failure. Yet, the same old solutions are proposed over and over again by our Gallup Establishment consisting of elected officials, bureaucrats, public schools, academia and local media.

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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 tour of the Levelland Industrial Park in Levelland, Texas. The delegation was accompanied by Ean Johnson, BNSF Regional Manager for Economic Development.

“There is nothing like experiencing the reality of your vision. This field trip provided the perfect prototype of the project we envision for the Energy Logistics Park,” said GGEDC Executive Director Patty...

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...

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