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Public meeting to be held on new voting districts

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Impacts San Juan County

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On Nov. 6, the Utah Federal District Court held a status conference in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County. After the conference a minute entry was entered scheduling two public meetings in San Juan County on Nov. 16. One meeting will be held at the Hide Out Community Center in...

Rapidly warming Southwest faces water challenges, choices

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“I’m openly skeptical we’ll ever be able to fill Elephant Butte Reservoir again,” Dr. David Gutzler told attendees of a recent climate change conference. That’s given the trend toward diminished flows in the Rio Grande resulting from the continued global rise in temperature.

The University of New Mexico Earth and Planetary Studies Department professor delivered the grim news on a crisp, yellow and blue fall morning along the bosque in Albuquerque.

Since the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation completed the reservoir in 1916 to supply farmers in southern New Mexico and Texas with water, the reservoir’s levels have fluctuated—from highs in the 1940s to lows in the 1950s...

UNM-G names new CEO

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By Marilee Petranovich

UNM-G Public Relations

University of New Mexico Interim Provost Craig White is proud to announce the selection of Dr. James Malm as the new Chief Executive Officer for the UNM-Gallup Campus.  Dr. Malm will begin his position on November 13, 2017.  “I am very excited to welcome Dr. Malm as CEO of UNM-Gallup.  James’ broad experience and passion for community college education made him the consensus choice for the position,“ said White.  “I am confident he will be an outstanding leader in bringing together all those interested in the success of the institution.”

In accepting the offer to lead the Gallup campus, Dr. Malm said, “My wife Keli and I are...

New services now underway at Gallup NCI

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Funds secured for next five years

The Na Nihzhoozhi Center Inc. is one month into expanding its detoxification services at its headquarters on 2413 Boyd Ave., after receiving new funding.

In September, Congress appropriated $2 million in a specially designated grant for two towns with a high alcohol death rate.

“It started in February 2016, when Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., was here and brought with him the IHS director on a site visit,” Executive Director Dr. Kevin Foley said.  “He asked the IHS director to assist us on funding.”

Of the $2 million total appropriation, $1.5 million is designated specifically for Gallup, according to a U.S. Senate appropriation...

Trump makes his pick for U.S. Attorney in New Mexico

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President Donald Trump nominated a Santa Fe attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for New Mexico.

Trump announced Nov. 1, that John C. Anderson is his choice for the position, which has been vacant for nearly eight months.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican, suggested Anderson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Federici as candidates for the position, which has been empty since March 10 when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Damon Martinez and more than 40 other U.S. Attorneys to resign.

“The New Mexico delegation worked closely together to identify and recommend qualified New Mexicans for federal law...

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