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Kicker Monster Truck Show roars into Red Rock Park

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Gallup prepares for new kind of action, thrills

If anyone’s looking for a quiet, romantic getaway on a Saturday afternoon or evening, this is definitely not that. But if they want to take a date or friend out for two hours of engine-revving, car-crushing, adrenaline-pumping action, Kicker Monster Trucks has that...

Upgrades coming to Red Rock Park

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Supply chain issues, labor shortages and the ongoing quest for funding will make things take a little longer, but McKinley County is assessing structural issues at Red Rock Park to update and repair the facilities.

That includes renovating the kitchen, bathrooms and concession stand and some possible remodels to make the park more appealing.

The City of Gallup handed control of Red Rock to the county last August and the county took it over Oct. 1. Since then it has staffed up to 10 full-time workers, and the county is vetting contractors for specialized repairs.

Together, the city and county have racked up $7.5 million in state and federal grant funding to get the park in tip-top...

City designates cannabis tax funds to improve community park

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Gallup’s Parks and Recreation Director Vincent Alonzo spent his Valentine’s Day asking the city council for permission to use the city’s cannabis tax proceeds to fix up the local parks. And now he’s finally seeing the results.

The tax fund has a total of $172,000 in it currently. Alonzo plans to use $170,000 this year to improve the Joe Vargas Veterans Memorial Complex.

The park is in desperate need of repairs. One of its playgrounds is over 30 years old, and the other is almost 20.

During the April 25 city council meeting, Alonzo broke down how he plans to use the money. $75,000 will go toward new equipment for the park, $25,000 will be used to repair the existing...

Navajo Nation Council congratulates new Gallup Police Chief Toadlena-Pablo

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Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley and Council Delegates Dr.  Andy Nez and Steven Arviso had the honor of joining Erin Toadlena-Pablo, a member of the Navajo Nation  from Sawmill, Ariz., as she became the first woman to be sworn-in to serve as the Chief of Police for the  City of Gallup May 2. Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren, Vice President Richelle Montoya, and Gallup Mayor Louis Bonaguidi were also in attendance to offer their support and recognition.

“On behalf of the 25th Navajo Nation Council, it is an honor to recognize our Diné sister for her remarkable  and historical achievement. Police Chief Toadlena-Pablo is breaking down barriers and setting a great ...

Navajo Nation Council opposes the appointment of New Mexico Indian Affairs Secretary-Designee Mountain

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Window Rock, Ariz. — The 25th Navajo Nation Council approved Legislation No. 0077-23, opposing the confirmation of James R. Mountain to serve as the Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department April 21, based on previous allegations involving sexual assault and violence. Charges were filed against Mountain in 2007 and dismissed in 2010. The legislation was sponsored by Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty and presented to the Navajo Nation Council by Council Delegate Danny Simpson.

In February, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of Mountain. During the most recent state legislative session, his confirmation was not considered by the state...

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