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UNM-Gallup to Benefit from Local Grant

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Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste was recently awarded a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau that will make it easier for the citizens of McKinley County to have a convenient location to drop off their recyclable materials.

As a result of the successfully funded grant application...

UNM-Gallup awarded Department of Education grant

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The University of New Mexico-Gallup is proud to announce its receipt of a Student Support Services Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  This award is for the TRIO Student Support Services program at UNM-Gallup and will be funded in the amount of $235,228 per year for a five year period for a total of $1,176,140.00 over the course of the grant cycle.

The TRIO program provides customized support services to UNM-Gallup students who qualify based on income level, first generation status, or low academic preparedness.  Institutions of higher education are funded for Student Support Services programs to provide academic development opportunities and individualized assistance to...

State Auditor: TRD tried to ‘obstruct’ investigation

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A state department attempted to thwart an outside investigation into its cabinet secretary’s alleged wrongdoings, State Auditor Tim Keller said in a press conference July 22.

Keller released four documents related to his office’s preliminary investigation into whether Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla illegally intervened to give preferential treatment to her former client and retaliated against employees who brought concerns. The Taxation Department collects and distributes tax funds in New Mexico.

Among the newly released documents are letters showing how the department attempted to prevent two of its employees from being interviewed by an outside firm...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Papa John’s robbed, suspect at large

Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that a male suspect walked into Papa John’s on 2102 E. Hwy 66 shortly after noon on July 22 and demanded money. He lifted up his sweater to reveal a handgun. The cashier reportedly gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, then he headed out of the restaurant westbound. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, medium build, and was wearing a dark sweater with the word «Rocawear» inscribed on it, grey sweatpants, a blue baseball cap and sunglasses. White said a silver extended cab pickup truck was seen leaving, near the scene, at a high rate of speed. If you have...

PUBLIC NOTICE

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McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS desires to bring to your attention the PUBLIC NOTICE issued by the Cibola National Forest regarding Open House Public meetings to review and comment on draft desired conditions for the resources, goods, and services provided by the Cibola National Forest and National Grass Lands.  This also includes the identifying and inventorying of remote areas in the Forest that may be potentially suitable for wilderness.

You can participate in any of the meetings throughout the Cibola National Forest.  For the Citizens of McKinley County, there will be a meeting on July 27, 2015 at the Gallup Community Services Center 410 Bataan Veterans Street...

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