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City holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for new solid waste facility

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The City of Gallup held a grand opening ceremony of the new solid waste administration facility Aug. 30.

The new $3.1 million facility, located at 1580 Hassler Valley Rd., provides nearly triple the space the previous facility had, Adrian Marrufo said.  Marrufo is the, solid waste superintendent for the City of...

Navajo Nation to focus on Impact Aid funds

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SANTA FE, N.M. -  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Council Delegate Paul Begay met with New Mexico Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo and New Mexico on Public Education Department Deputy Secretary of Identity Equity and Transformation Kara Bobroff Aug. 29, at the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department in Santa Fe to discuss education issues such as impact aid, the Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico decision, and House Bill 250.

The meeting included discussion on how to fairly allocate and align programs and policy funding with recently passed laws and ongoing initiatives to best benefit Native American students in the State of New Mexico.

“Today’s meeting...

RMCHCS Hosts 23rd Annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament

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Funds Being Raised To Advance Hospital’s Women’s Health Center

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services will host the 23rd Annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, Sept. 14 at the Fox Run Golf Course, 1109 Susan Avenue, Gallup, to raise funds for the hospital’s Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center.

Breakfast will begin at 8 am with tee-time at 9 am. Entry fee is $125.00 per person or $500.00 per four-person team. Entry fee includes full breakfast, snacks, lunch, green fees, golf cart, range balls, gifts, prizes, goodie bag, and after-tournament cookout, four-person scramble, prizes for top teams, closest to the pin on par 3, longest drive...

Gallup-McKinley students represented in STEM Challenge

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New Mexico challenge confirms 600+ participants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sixty-five New Mexico high schools have created student teams to imagine, design, and develop a technological solution for the 2019-20 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. These 600+ students capture a geographic diversity that reaches all corners of NM. Over 30 school districts are represented, both urban and rural, including Albuquerque, Belen, Capitan, Chama, Deming, Eunice, Farmington, Gadsden, Gallup-McKinley, Grady, Las Cruces, Los Lunas, Raton, Roswell, Santa Fe, San Jon, and Silver City.

The STEM Challenge structure is simple. Over the course of the semester, each ten-person student team will create a...


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Cassandra Meiser

Aug. 26, 10:13 am

Aggravated DUI/Drivers License Suspension/Revocation

Gallup patrolman Julio Yazzie said he originally was sent to the area around Camille’s Sidewalk Care, in the downtown because of a fight.

When he got there, he started looking for a white car and soon located it. Cassandra Meiser, 31, of Thoreau was the driver. She told Yazzie she was intoxicated and had a half pint of vodka and a can of beer.

She agreed to do a standard field sobriety test, but failed it. She later took a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .22 and .21.

She was taken into custody and transported to Gallup Police Dept. and then to MCDC where she was booked for...
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