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MCSO scores with drug approach

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Credit Lt. Pat Salazar of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office for doing his part in keeping the heat on McKinley County’s drug dealers who operate under the radar of other drug-fighting agencies.

Street level drug activity isn’t done by the kingpins, but by the people who sell and use illegal narcotics. “Druggies”...

Madame G. Guide to the starsWEEK OF MAY 13 - MAY 19, 2016

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Do you suffer from Paraskevidekatriaphobia? Unlike most western cultures, the ancient Egyptians revered the number13. They believed that human beings pass through 12 stages of mortal life while the number 13 passed into the realm of spirituality. Modern scientists believe that fear of 13 creates accidents and self-fulfilling prophecies of disaster. Madame G says: take fate into your own hands. Ditch the fear and create luck!

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re soaring to new heights and accomplishing more than you expected. The restless fire of the Aries soul only ever cools to a lower flame and it ignites with little provocation. Consider focusing your drive with purpose and...

Priorities the future-elected District 3 Commish should pursue

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May 8, 2016

Someone this past week asked me if I planned to write anymore on the District 3 County Commissioner election.  I told the person I had wanted to write a couple more letters – one on key priorities and one on that “pesky” alcohol problem.

Here are the 5 priorities I see for District #3 over the next 3 to 5 years:

#1 - Deal with the Alcohol and Drug problems that we experience in District #3. During the last mayoral election this was one of the main issues – mainly the alcoholics, homeless and mentally ill people frequenting the streets of Gallup.  The Liquor Excise Tax doesn’t provide enough funds for a “full service” program.  Besides believe me no amount...

Two students lead teddy bear collection for Ashlynne Mike’s peers

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May 05, 2016

Dear Sir or Madam,

Yaateeh, our names are Owen Willeto, Clint Willeto and we are 08 and 06 years old. We both attend Wingate Elementary School in Fort Wingate, NM and are in third and first grades.  We live in the community of White Cliffs, east of Gallup and our parents are Patrick Willeto and Cheryl Benally.  We are of the Water Flows Together clan born for the Red Bottom clan.

Today, we are informing you of a project that we both feel very dear to and request for your assistance. In light of the recent tragic events that have taken place on the Navajo Nation, we feel that it is our duty to help the young students who attend Ojo Amarillo Elementary School in...

Graduation: Where to from here?

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Signs that the school year is coming to end have been arriving in mailboxes throughout greater McKinley County the past few weeks, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

Usually stiff and hand-addressed, the missives come in those smallish colored envelopes that scream “invitation.” Graduations are wonderful moments.

And that’s what graduation invitations are, no matter if they’re from Gallup High or Miyamura High or Tohatchi, Rehoboth or Monument Valley high schools. “Your presence is requested at my high school or college commencement,” a typical invitation reads, followed by the place, date and time.

Be there, is the message.

Each of us has been to our share of graduation...

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