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Candidates for Congress address McKinley County issues

The McKinley County Democratic Party hosted the 2019 Democratic Congressional forum at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools board room Nov. 14. The public was invited to hear congressional candidates’ positions on the issues.

In attendance were candidates Teresa...

We are all our brothers’ keepers

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Gallup invites community to participate in ending death by exposure

One freezing death is too many during the cold season in Gallup. As the winter season takes hold, Juliana Dooley describes the weather as cold and wet.  Dooley is the behavioral health collaborative coordinator for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services.

Dooley grew up in Gallup. She started working at RMCHCS in 2016, the year the Freezing Campaign began. The campaign was launched to prevent deaths from exposure in Gallup and McKinley County. Fueled by volunteers and hospital staff, it sends  WellSpring Recovery Center and Community Work Service Program members across Gallup to distribute posters to...

County unable to accept repair funds from state

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Issue in the agreement contract

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners discussed two resolutions relating to the office building for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at 206 W. Coal Ave. W. Coal Ave. during their Nov. 19 meeting.

The two resolutions included budgeted revenue and expenses of $50,000 for repairs to the building, received from the State of New Mexico, as well as $50,000 for a capital outlay project for the building.

However, County Attorney Doug Decker said accepting the grant as it is written would be troublesome for the county.

A paragraph in the grant agreement stuck out to Decker because it indicates the county could be responsible for the building’s...

GMCS students recognized with Board Scholar Awards

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National Rodeo Qualifier riders also recognized

The Board Room of the Student Support Center, 640 Boardman Ave., was filled to the brim Nov. 18 for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting.

Students from 15 different schools across the district were present to receive Board Scholar Awards from the Board of Education.

GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt voiced his appreciation to the parents and families of students.

“They could not get where they are with their achievements without your support,” Hyatt said.



Hyatt said the students who were recognized scored an “Advanced” rank during last spring’s state test.

“This is not an...

Parent, intoxicated youth driver arrested

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Aftermath of multi-vehicle collision

A Crownpoint mother is facing two counts of child abuse, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an incident in Gallup Nov. 14.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Morales was on patrol when he observed a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Boardman Avenue and Highway 66. A silver Nissan Sentra ran a red light on Highway 66 and slammed into the driver’s side of a white Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling north on Boardman Avenue and turning left onto Highway 66.

The Silverado was hit with such force that it spun around 180 degrees and rolled into a red Chevrolet Malibu that was in front of Morales’...

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