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Decision on curbside recycling initiative needs to go to Gallup voters

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To The Editor:

There has been a lot of discussions on the curbside recycling program agenda item as to its implementation that was not approved by council. I want to set the record straight as to why I did not approve such a program through an ordinance.  First and foremost, I made it clear in council that curbside...

Madame G. Guide to the stars WEEK OF March 25-31

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Madame G suggests taking a deep breath: HALT. If you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or tired pause before you respond. Saturn enters retrograde today and that mixes everything up. It’s always better to regret not saying anything than to regret having said too much. Focus on your tasks and take time to finish up any lingering projects. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Your forceful personality has a way of overpowering some and overwhelming others. It may feel powerful to use your anger, though mild it may seem to you, but it may terrify everyone else. This may cause more damage than you realize. Instead learn the art of silence. You won’t die because of it. It...

Letter to the Editor: A spirited journey

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Editor,

When the Longest Walk 5--”Declaring War on Drugs” arrived in Gallup (NM) on March 17 and 18, 2016, I didn’t know how many people knew what was taking place, although, even as this historic event has come and gone, the war continues here as it does in every community along their way to Washington, D.C. which began on the Barona Band of Mission Indians Reservation in San Diego County, southern California on a 3.500 mile spiritual journey.

Here in Gallup, the drug of choice is everything under the sun but alcohol seems to gethe most attention and this is reflected in the costs of operating a detox center that is the proverbial (regional) money pit, quite literally.  A...

Veterans discuss upcoming events

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The latest meeting of Veterans Helping Veterans A Team was on Mar. 18 at the Fire Station on North Second. The focus of this meeting was the more immediate upcoming event requiring the attention of all area veterans.

The first one, of course is Memorial Day, which is celebrated twice in Gallup; once by the motorcycle riders with the Run For the Wall scheduled to arrive here on May 19, and then by the ceremonies, parade and speeches on May 30.

Run For the Wall is an annual event and Gallup has been a stopping place for the group (there are three) leaving California on May 18. The riders should be getting off Exit 16 around 3:30 pm and will roar through town to Red rock State Park where...

Voting is for everyone – stakes are high this election season

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Roll Call

It’s impossible to understate the importance of this year’s statewide and area elections. Now that the filing period is over, the winners of this year’s races will be tasked with improving things like public safety and working to make better education and finding remedies to McKinley County’s crime problems and the financial woes at NCI.

The things that need attention aren’t for the faint of heart, or for elected officials backed by a faint-hearted electorate. The fate of Gallup and McKinley County must be determined by those who live and pay taxes, expressed through their elected representatives.

For the most part, everyone knows who’s running. The four...

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