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Letter to the Editor: Registered sex offender speaks out

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I don’t guess this will get published, despite the fact that you claim to be fair and unbiased, but newspapers exist as a public service. Every news organization is bent a certain way from the New York Times to CNN and Fox News.

Anyone can put something on paper and publish it and give it a larger than life headline and...

Letter to the Editor: Nuke storage, human error and unintended consequences

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RE: John Heaton, Chairman of the Eddy Lea Energy Alliance, August 09, 2019 comments in The Gallup Sun (“The Nuke Storage Debate”) regarding the proposed Holtec’s HI-STORE Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) and the transportation of high-level radioactive waste across New Mexico.

Heaton writes, “We also do not yet know what the transportation routes the fuel will take to reach the proposed facility will be.” And, he adds that the “project is strongly supported with resolutions from Eddy and Lea County Commissioners, as well as the elected Councilors and Commissioners in Carlsbad and Hobbs.”

That is good news. Since he is relying on resolutions passed by...

Letter to the Editor: Upcoming nostalgic boarding school reunion

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I have previously read about school reunion announcements in the Gallup Independent and the Navajo Times for some BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs) off reservation boarding schools such as Intermountain in Utah, Riverside in California, Chemawa in Oregon and Phoenix in AZ.

These off-reservation boarding schools were closed over 50 or more years ago but their former students still get together every spring and summer and I salute them for their firm dedication in getting together in their 80s perhaps.

Since I was a student in St. Michaels Indian School during 1950s, I would like to announce school reunion planning to be held at St Michael Indian School on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 10...

Letter to the Editor: Fond Farewell to Dr. Sylvia Andrew

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I would like to extend my appreciation, admiration and congratulations to my good friend Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez Andrew.  Sylvia has served our community for 10 years, which included 7 years as instructor and department head in the English, Health & Human Services Department and 3 years as Executive Director of the University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus.  She is now leaving us to return to her home in San Antonio to be closer to husband and family, while continuing her outstanding career in higher education.

In late May, we learned that Sylvia had been awarded “Professor Emeritus” status at the University of New Mexico, taking effect on July 1 of this year.  Congratulations...

Letter to the Editor,

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July 16, 2019 marked the 40th year since the worst radioactive “accident” in United States history which happened at the United Nuclear Corporation’s Northeast Church Rock, N.M. uranium mine site on July 16, 1979 when over 1,100 tons of solid radioactive mill waste and more than 94 million gallons of acidic radioactive uranium tailings spilled into the Rio Puerco River and flowed down stream through Gallup, N.M. and 14 Navajo communities into Arizona.

To date, there has been no reclamation or no studies on the impacts on local water systems and People’s health or how far the deadly contamination went. UNC was never held accountable and sold its interests to General...

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