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Letter to the Editor: A spirited journey

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Editor,

When the Longest Walk 5--”Declaring War on Drugs” arrived in Gallup (NM) on March 17 and 18, 2016, I didn’t know how many people knew what was taking place, although, even as this historic event has come and gone, the war continues here as it does in every community along their way to Washington, D.C. which...

The city of Gallup – missing the mark on infrastructure improvements

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Editor, Gallup Sun:

The letter to the editor from Brett Newberry struck a nerve.  The City certainly is not keeping up with infrastructure.  It appears to me that several factors are involved.  A clear lack of direction as Mr. Newberry pointed out is obvious. This combined with the Gallup one-percent – the golfers – getting their share first and also an attitude of provincialism by entrenched locals.

There is such a thing as “opportunity cost”. If a community spends all its extra cash on recreation it will not have enough money to fix the street when repair is needed. For this example I will use street repair and storm drainage, but the same could be said for water or sewer...

Local biz owner concerned about Gallup’s future

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Letter to the Editor:

Recently I attended an economic development roundtable in Santa Fe sponsored by the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC). Many of the presenters were some of the experts in our State related to various issues including economic development, education, infrastructure, and health. I had the opportunity to discuss these issues with many people from the Gallup area. The general consensus was concern regarding the direction and future of Gallup. I feel that Gallup has reached a tipping point in where we are going and how are we going to get there.

I have lived and worked in the Gallup area for over 35 years. This community has been very good to me...

Letter to editor

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Dear Editor,

In reading you last edition of the Sun, and other papers I might add, the article on Marijuana, and the poll disturbs me.

Besides the fact that I am an un-believer in the benefits, the poll is what disturbs me the most. It says 61% in favor. Well 61% of 400 people is not worth printing.

I have been taught for many years that when doing surveys, and polls, 10% is the bare minimum, and the higher percentage you obtain, the more credible your survey or poll becomes.

This poll is very misleading, and I would guess that if an accurate poll was done, with 10% of the population of New mexico for instance, you would have a far different outcome.

I see many polls done in downtown...

Letter to the Editor: GOP’s genocidal policies at work

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Editor,

Along with the 2016 presidential election, after its August Congressional recess, hearings will resume with this notorious Republican agenda: 1. Abrogate all treaties signed between the United States government and all 566 federally recognized tribes; 2. Dissolve all established reservation boundary lines; 3. Begin the plunder of the vast natural resources that lie under our feet (water, uranium, coal, gas, oil. etc.).

After the mass killings of millions of Indigenous peoples the U.S. government and military placed us on the “Bad Lands” dubbed “reservations” in the hope that its genocidal policies would wipe us off the face of the earth, however, we stood our grounds...

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