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Person of the Month dedicated to community medicine

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RMCHCS CEO David Conejo once worked for a dollar a month

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services CEO David Conejo was recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as a member of the group 60 Rural Hospital and Health Systems CEOs to Know in 2019.

Conejo spoke with the Sun May 8 about what the award means...

School district to remain ’Gallup McKinley County Schools’

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The Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of  Education recently held a special meeting to discuss and take action on possibly rebranding the school district.

A number of community members and city officials were present at the May 7 special meeting to voice their thoughts on the matter.

Mayor Jackie McKinney was the first to speak, and said the city and the school district have to work together for the benefit of the students.

He and Dist. 4 Councilor Fran Palochak spoke in favor of keeping the name the way it is.

He added that it is already difficult to work with the state when New Mexico is at the bottom of national rankings in nearly every category in education.

“If we...

Aircraft Crash

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No injuries reported

Gallup Police received an emergency call from metro dispatch about a plane that landed at Gallup airport.

The front gear collapsed on the plane. No injuries were reported to the dispatch center. The call came in at 12:20 pm May 4. Officers arrived on scene and secured the area.  The Gallup Fire Department and MedStar ambulance were requested to the scene to treat the single occupant who piloted the plane.

At this time the scene has been turned over to the New Mexico State Police.

City and county sign joint planning agreement for N.M. trust lands

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The City of Gallup, McKinley County, and the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation held a signing ceremony May 6 for a joint planning agreement as a kick-off to the 2019 Economic Development Week.

Patricia Lundstrom, executive director of GGEDC, said the agreement is being signed as a step to foster a resilient homegrown economy.

“I can think of no better way to kick off this important week than to have the state land commissioner here,” she said, describing the commissioner as one of the most dynamic, hard-working individuals she has ever met.

Stephanie Garcia Richard, state land commissioner for New Mexico, spoke about the importance of the stakeholders in the region...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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ANONYMOUS ASSAULT

McGaffey, May 4

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attack on an Iyanbito man on May 4.

The man, Kyle Francisco, 25, told deputies that he had gone to McGaffey with friends earlier that day. He said during the trip, he was attacked by men he did not know. MedStar personnel said he had numerous scratches and bruises, as well as a possible broken nose.

According to the incident report, he refused to tell deputies who he was with. Later, his mother was interviewed and she confirmed that he had gone to McGaffey with friends, but said she did not know their names.

 

TRAILER PARK TROUBLE

Gallup, May 3

About 9 pm on May 3, Gallup police...

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