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Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ combines old-school lyrics, poetry, to go deep

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If there is one thing I love more than grammar, it’s The Beatles. In April 1964, the Fab Four held all five songs in the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This record held until Drake occupied nine out of the top ten songs in 2021 when his album “Certified Lover Boy” dominated streaming services.


Unscheduled water outage Nov. 14

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An unscheduled water outage in the 300 block of East Aztec Avenue and 200 block of East Coal Avenue will take place from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm on Nov. 14.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

The Water Department will be repairing a service line in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Any questions please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.


Would a Foreign Trade Zone help Gallup businesses?

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Gallup isn’t exactly an import-export hub, so it seems like an unlikely place for a Foreign Trade Zone. But city leaders are looking into the possibility that having something like it could benefit local businesses and maybe even attract new ones to the area.

The zone is part of a larger strategy to transform the local economy, using the city’s transportation assets to entice companies to set up shop in McKinley County, Michael Sage, Deputy Director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, said.

“Gallup knows itself as a railroad town, a transportation town. It’s just a natural evolution of what it’s always been,” he said. “We want to move into...

The first step to a new public safety building

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Gallup is one step closer to getting a new public safety building. The groundbreaking for the new building at 451 Boardman Dr. was held on Nov. 1. City council members, Mayor Louis Bonaguidi, Gallup Police Chief Franklin Boyd, Captains Erin Toadlena-Pablo and Billy Padavich, and other city officials were in attendance, along with their family members.

Councilor Michael Schaaf, Dist. 2, said the event went well, with about 75 to 100 people attending.

He explained that the current building has experienced mold problems due to a leaking roof, and noted that people around the city have been saying Gallup has needed an updated public safety building since 2000. Now, 20 years later...

The road to healthy teeth

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New legislation promotes dental hygiene, education

NAMBÉ, N.M. – U.S. Senators Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Susan Collins, R-ME, and Ben Cardin, D-Md., introduced the Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act to promote health care services and improve health outcomes among underserved communities.

Studies have shown oral health related illnesses have resulted in 6.1 million days of bed disability, 12.7 million days of restricted activity, and 20.5 million lost workdays each year, significantly impacting children, the elderly, and other vulnerable populations. Tooth decay is the most common chronic illness among school-age youth, affecting roughly one in four children, and nearly half of...

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