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Great American Car Race Blasts into Gallup

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Following the Mother Road, Historic Route 66, the Great American Car Race blasted into the parking at Courthouse Square and some makeshift places on Aztec Avenue June 24 before the drivers and navigators ventured down to Sammy C’s Rock ‘n Sports Pub and Grille for some needed provisions after a long day on the...

ARES/SAR Operations Save Lives in New Mexico

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Amateur Radio Emergency Services is alive and well in McKinley County, New Mexico. ARES is embedded with the County Search and Rescue (SAR) organization that has 27 active members, 15 of whom are Amateur Radio operators. Also included in the membership is a rope team, two medical doctors, a nurse-practitioner with a search dog, four EMTs and a paramedic. The group is supported by a local Med-Flight helicopter transport service to assist in quick searches of remote areas, and triage.

Four years ago, an incident involving a mountain climber prompted the McKinley County Fire and Rescue Team to invite the county SAR/ARES to join forces to improve on their response and assistance. With...

El Morro Theatre unveils new event center

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On the evening of the June Arts Crawl, despite the dark looming rain clouds above and the wind kicking up now and then, Second Street was seated with anxious people awaiting a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This ceremony, held June 13, debuted the new El Morro Second Street Events Center while giving a nod to the technological upgrades made to the historic El Morro Theatre.

Master of Ceremony and Gallup’s General Services Director Rick Snider welcomed everyone to the event, and local singer and artist Tawnya Gomez sang the national anthem.

Mayor Jackie McKinney gave a short speech and lauded those involved with the project.

“Gallup residents can be proud of how the city is growing...

Furrball: unofficial, official Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker Mouse Killer

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Bates shares story about his feline office companion

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – If Furrball was a Navajo Nation government, she would have received a raise for outstanding work.

But she does have the unofficial, official title of Navajo Nation Office of the Speaker Mouse Catcher.

Or maybe it should be Mouse Killer.

Speaker LoRenzo Bates said Furrball came to his office when he was speaker pro tem.

Bates became pro tem in April 2014, after the council placed then Speaker Johnny Naize on administrative leave with pay for not maintaining his “good standing” qualification to be speaker.

Naize’s good standing came into question after the tribal Special Prosecutors filed criminal...

A personal sojourn: Man walks across country to lose weight, gain insight

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As in many journeys, the story lies within the steps and not within the destination. John Higgins, dressed in a Rio West Mall T-shirt and a Buffalo Bills cap, left Gallup June 9 determined to accomplish his goal.

This was day 100 on the road and about 250 miles was all that was between him and his destination.

But, before he left Gallup he shared what prompted him to walk across the country.

Higgins, 34, started his journey in Tampa, FL, and will finish at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon after walking more than 2,500 miles through 11 states. Higgins said he has traveled to other countries but has never seen the United States.

“I wanted to see America at three miles per hour,”...

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