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Humane Society’s intake problem

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Scores of unwanted pets brought in daily

Dog and cat lovers, your attention please.

Love of both animals, and their adorable litters of puppies and kittens, has resulted in the obvious pet overpopulation problem plaguing McKinley County and the Navajo Nation, where an estimated 250,000 unwanted dogs roam.

No entity here locally has been able to euthanize its way out of the problem.

But, there is a solution to this madness.

And it begins with pet owners spaying and neutering their pets. It’s a problem that the public can’t see from the outside of an animal shelter, but it’s the never-ending faucet that doesn’t shut off for shelter workers dealing with the scores of...

State Veterans Cemetery in Gallup groundbreaking ceremony

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The 2 pm Ground­breaking Cere­mony on Oct. 25 for the State Veterans Cemetery in Gallup will take place at the originally-planned location: the cemetery site, near the intersection of County Road 43—about a mile after you take Exit 22 from Interstate 40.

Steps have been taken to alleviate concerns about an existing construction project near the site.

The New Mexico  Department of Veterans Services apologizes for any confusion, and invites the public to attend this long-awaited event.


- Take Interstate 40 towards Gallup

- Exit # 22…then turn right (north) onto Ford Drive

- Turn right (east) onto Superman Canyon Road/Highway 43 (roughly 1 mile from Ford Drive)


Crosstown rivalry yields lopsided score with impressive integrity by both teams

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Duane Haven

Sun Correspondent

The Friday game under the lights at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium went much the way fans on both sides expected, a 54-0 win by the third ranked Miyamura Patriots (now 7-0) over the Gallup Bengals (1-6). Gallup is temporarily without a head coach because of a personnel matter.

"Gallup's kids were classy and played the best they could," said opposing coach Wes Shank. "They are just struggling a bit."

The Patriots scored early and often, as the cliche' goes, twice in the first quarter and five times in the second. Players scoring in order for Miyamura were, first quarter: Santos Santiestaban (one yard run at the 5:38 mark, - two-point conversion on a...

Garrity named Provost; Bigman, Hatathlie remain on Diné College BOR

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Officials at Diné College announced the appointment of a new Provost, retained two members of the Board of Regents (BOR) and revealed details about the institution’s $22 million annual operating budget at the college’s Oct. 4 annual meeting.

Diné College President Monty Roessel announced the appointment of Dr. Geraldine Garrity as Provost. Garrity, who holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Diné College, has served as Interim Provost since April of this year.

“I was surprised,” an elated Garrity said after the nearly four-hour meeting. “I wasn’t expecting to be chosen, but if the job came my way I was ready for it.”

Garrity has worked at...

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