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Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JULY 8 - 14

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Look up this week! According to Earth Sky, you’ll be able to see the five bright planets this month: Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Mercury, and Venus. Jupiter will be visible shortly after dusk. Fortunately for us, Jupiter is the planet of luck. We’ll share in its good fortune this week. Madame G suggests sharpening your...

Congrats to area athletes moving along

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Lately, around Gallup and greater McKinley County, student athletes who are now high-school graduates are signing letters-of-intent to attend colleges and universities to further their scholastic and athletic careers. Some will garner four-year scholarships and others will play as walk-ons.

We congratulate them all, as we know it isn’t easy to manage academics and athletics, no matter the school.

We’ve seen Lakota Curley of Rough Rock High School, “Nabo” Nez of Navajo Pine, Kitana Kenneth of Crownpoint High School, Jasmine Coleman of Navajo Prep, among others commit to an institution of their choice.

Curley impressed scouts so much at St. Augustine University in Raleigh, N.C....

A positive focus

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Dear friends, The results are final. So many people thanked me for running, for standing up, for making a unified voice heard and I want to take a moment to say thank you, too, for supporting my campaign for New Mexico Senate.

In my perspective, a title, a win, or a loss do not define leadership but rather actions. Throughout this campaign, and even though I did not win the primary, I have remained true to my goals of improvement, as a leader. In hindsight, I cannot focus on one loss when I gained so much in this six-month campaign. With a positive focus I successfully:

·    Broke social barriers

·    Brought people together

·    Changed negative perspectives on...

Don’t blow up on Fourth of July

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Officials from around Gallup and McKinley County want everyone to be safe on the Fourth of July. It’s news that’s preached a lot at this time of year. Folks in Gallup typically line Hwy 602 and watch an extravagant city fireworks display from the overpass.

No doubt, local police will be out on July 4 implementing a traffic-operations plan to reduce delays and relieve congestion. Everyone must do their part, because safety isn’t just a police department issue.

Expect additional officers to be present not only downtown, but throughout all parts of the city and some surrounding areas. Long traffic backups, short tempers, and some who may have had too much to drink are the norm on the...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF JULY 1 - 7

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What’s more important, emotional intelligence or intellect? Brains will get you into Harvard—and you might discover a cure for ingrown toenails. But, that doesn’t lead to happiness. Studies suggest happy people display high levels of emotional intelligence. This results in people who are more empathetic and generous. Madame G suggests cultivating emotional awareness. You’ll be happier, and our world will be better.


Aries (March 21-April 19)

Life is full of surprises. Perhaps the so-called burden that you were too afraid to carry is not nearly as bad as it seems. Who knows, maybe playing video games with your nephews makes you want kids — or just one. You might be ready to...

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