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Comedian Alex Reymundo talks Southwest, comedy career

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In Arlington, Texas in 1988, two people met at a comedy club. One was a performer, the other a bartender. The latter, named Alex Reymundo, served tequila and a Budweiser to the former, an amateur comic named Ron White, right before he went onstage.

This meeting would mark the start of a collaboration of the two comics, who...

Gallup wins foreign investment certification

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First among eight

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation Board President Tommy Haws announced July 23 that the Trans-Atlantic Business Council  is awarding the Foreign Direct Investment Qualified Community Certification to GGEDC to help promote the Gallup-McKinley County market to foreign, specifically, European industries.

The Trans-Atlantic Business Council seeks to connect European industrial enterprises with American communities in efforts to develop distant yet promising economies.

“With the FDI community certification, TBIC will market Gallup-McKinley County to European manufacturing firms,” Executive Director Patty Lundstrom said. “The FDI community...

Shiprock breaks ground on new wellness center

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor of joining community

members for the Shiprock Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program July 17 in Shiprock

The 9,990 square-foot wellness center will be located adjacent to the existing Shiprock Office of Diné Youth facility, which is being funded through the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program and the Shiprock Chapter.

“The new wellness center symbolizes growth toward a healthier future and the ability to fight against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, alcohol/substance abuse, and other health issues. There is a need to take care of ourselves, families, and...

Plans signed to build replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

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The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and Vietnam Veterans of America  Northern New Mexico Chapter 996 signed a Memorandum of Understanding July 17 to build a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Under the agreement, VVA will commence fundraising, independent of DVS, to cover the estimated $300,000 cost of building the replica of the national Wall featuring the names of the 58,318 American service members killed in action or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. Of that total, 398 are from New Mexico.

VVA Chapter 996 will commission an artist for the project. Once the replica wall is finished, it will be donated to...

Fun in the 4th of July Sun

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