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R.I.P. City Councilor Cecil E. Garcia

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Feb. 6, 1950 - Oct. 19, 2015

Cecil Garcia, the former Gallup City Councilor for District 4, passed away Oct. 19 in Phoenix due to a blood disorder. He was 65.

Garcia was born in Grants, NM on Feb. 6, 1950. His family moved to Gallup when he was a child.

A graduate of Gallup High School, Garcia has worked in the mines and...


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GMHS has numerous adorable dogs and puppies, and beautiful cats and kittens currently available for adoption.

$20 adoption fee for adult cats this month!

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

Assistance for an addiction, not punishment

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Traveling the road from what may be an exposure death caused by an overuse of alcohol to the NCI-run Detox and Treatment Center stirs up a lot of memories from 60 years in Gallup.

Once the journey is complete, however, it is uplifting to realize the gains that have been made in my adopted city and area, especially in the work, knowledge, compassion, and continuing efforts of a small group of people handling a very bad situation on a daily basis.

Dr. Kevin Foley is the ultimate leader of this band of persistent caregivers, directing his 38 employees in two distinct areas – detox and long term treatment – in an effort to combat the alcohol addictions that often...

War Heroes Book Signing

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OPVP offer condolences for student killed in NAU shooting

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“The Office of the President and Vice President  is deeply saddened by news of a Northern Arizona University student killed in a shooting incident that took place on NAU campus Oct. 9.

All life is sacred and the loss of any life is tragic. Both Vice President Jonathan Nez and I are offering prayers for all those involved and affected by this terrible tragedy,” said President Russell Begaye.

“We want to thank the NAU Police Department and Flagstaff Police Department for responding in a rapid manner. We also want to encourage any students or faculty who have suffered trauma because of the shooting to seek counseling services as they see fit,” said Vice President Nez. “In this...

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