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Partnership in Care. American Cancer Society Volunteers Needed

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“Cancer doesn’t care, we do,” reads the sign that hangs on the door of the American Cancer Society’s Resource Center that is housed in the New Mexico Cancer Center. Volunteers man the office that helps cancer patients and their families navigate the dark stretches of the cancer highway.

Joyce Graves, volunteer...

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 road from Kirkwood, Missouri.

The group started with 117 old, but refurbished, classic vehicles that most of us have not laid eyes on in years. After an overnight stay in Gallup, the group will continue on to their destination, Santa Monica, California.

Along the way they will be raising funds to help in research and treatment of those afflicted with autism. About...

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...

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