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Local resources prepare salsa maker for growth

Carla Gallegos-Ortega’s homemade salsas were a hit with family and friends for as long as she can remember. In 2017, she entered the Salsa Festival in Albuquerque’s Old Town and enlisted her daughter and a few friends to help her produce 16 gallons of salsa in an outdoor...

Letter to the Editor: 9 CAR PARADE

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Dear Editor:

This is a loud shout out to our hospital workers and first responders.  We planned a large car parade for Nov. 28, but the governor’s restrictions limit car parades to only nine cars.  So nine cars it was.

But workers: make no mistake, we love and support you and appreciate that you and your family’s health are on the line helping our community heal.

Michael Daly, for the organizers and the community

Gallup, N.M.

Udall, Heinrich stand up for federal employees

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Join other senators to block Trump executive order

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. joined Senator Gary Peters, D-Mich. and 40 other senators to introduce legislation that would block the implementation of an Oct. 21 Executive Order by President Trump, which created a new classification for federal employees, Schedule F. This harmful executive order would make it easier for the administration to facilitate politically-motivated hiring and firing practices against non-partisan civil servants with policy expertise. Over 33,000 New Mexicans are currently serving the American people in federal service.

“The president’s recent executive...

Tradition lives on

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The lasting legacy of the ‘Festival of Trees’

When Geraldine Arviso died in August, she left the Gallup community with memories of the ways she touched others.

As the head of the Gallup chapter of Soroptimists International, she was part of the local effort to help women and girls live their dreams — the mission of the organization, by providing such important bridges to independence as a gas card, when it was needed, and a computer for an area woman working to improve her situation.

When she organized the Festival of Trees fundraiser, her name became connected with what has now become a family tradition.

Maura Schanefelt, her daughter, who is organizing the...

Covid Watchlist numbers revised

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Discussion continues at NMPED and GMCS

Concern about a cover-up as a result of the Gallup McKinley County Schools’ numbers displayed on the New Mexico Environment Department Covid-19 Watchlist for Nov. 17 unleashed a torrent of phone calls from nervous parents, teachers and nurses, resulting in last week’s Gallup Sun story “GMCS superintendent under fire for COVID response.”

Since that story was published, Judy Robinson, the deputy director of communications with New Mexico Public Education Department, said the numbers for Twin Lakes Elementary for that date had been corrected to three cases and the number of rapid responses for Red Rock Elementary had been reported as...

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