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RMCHCS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program Receives National Recognition

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On June 10, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services’ Substance Abuse Treatment Program was recognized by the Rural Health Information Hub through a case study describing the hospital’s program. The study provides insights into the goals the hospital has achieved by profiling RMCHCS’ program on the hub’s...

Five things you never knew about Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo

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  1. She collects Star Wars figures.
  2. She was a part of the 1996 3A High School AZ Basketball State Champion Team.
  3. When she was younger she had two goldfish named “Crockett” and “Tubbs”
  4. She is named after her father “Aaron.”
  5. Her clans are Naakai Diné’é (Mexican clan) and she is born for Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water clan).

McKinley County woman dies of Hantavirus

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Health Department urges care in summer cleaning

New Mexico has confirmed its first death from Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome for 2019.  A 42-year-old McKinley County woman succumbed to the disease on June 25. Hers is the second case of HPS confirmed in the state this year.  The first was a 50-year-old McKinley County woman who contracted it in May and survived.

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a severe, respiratory disease in humans that is fatal in about 40 percent of cases. In New Mexico, the deer mouse is the main carrier for Sin Nombre virus, the hantavirus strain, that can be transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva that contain the virus.  People can...

Gallup played: Scenes from Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

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Sir Toby and Fabian fool Sir Andrew and Viola into dueling each other. during a June 12 dress rehearsal for “Shakespeare in the Park,” produced by Gallup Repertory Theater. The play was performed at the Gallup Flea Market.

Photos courtesy of Suzanne Hammons

Waste of natural gas on federal land hurts taxpayers, schools

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New Mexico Voices for Children Executive Director James Jimenez issued the following statement regarding the June 25 release of the report “New Mexico’s Boom that Cost Billions: How Federal Oil and Gas Policies Fail Taxpayers” by Taxpayers for Common Sense:

“While New Mexico is used to being at the bottom of the nation in many indicators, here’s one where we’re at the top: we’ve had the most natural gas wasted from oil and gas production on federal land. This report shows that 87 billion cubic feet of natural gas was wasted in New Mexico between 2008 and 2017. This senseless waste of resources, coupled with outdated rental rates and below-market royalty rates, have left...

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