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Freeland to serve as interim superintendent for Rehoboth Christian School

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Dr. Franklin R. Freeland (B.A., M.A., Ed. D.) has been selected to serve as the Interim Superintendent for Rehoboth Christian School, starting officially on August  1, 2015.

Freeland comes to Rehoboth with over 35 years of management and leadership experience in the fields of health and education within state, tribal...

Perspective: A More ‘Transparent’ School Board

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Obviously stung by the criticism in editorials and articles in the Gallup Independent – the only daily newspaper in town – the Gallup McKinley County School Board of Education attempted to deflect those opinions at the meeting held Aug. 3.

The regular meeting included – almost as an afterthought – the process on how to replace a board member in District 5 who had recently resigned due to his wife’s medical condition, and was also reported to take action on the evaluation of the Superintendent.

The issue quickly opened with some board members floundering to present their case for transparency, and most of the large crowd did not seem impressed with their statements, deeming...

New Mexico tax free weekend kicks off

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The tax holiday begins at 12:01 am on the first Friday of August and concludes on the following Sunday at midnight, Aug. 7-9.

During that time the law provides a deduction from gross receipts for retail sales of qualifying tangible personal property; in effect allowing the retailer to sell the items “tax free.”

Some categories have a set dollar maximum. To qualify for the deduction, clothing or shoes must be priced at less than $100 per unit. The price limit for desktop, laptop or notebook computers is $1,000, and for related computer hardware it is $500.

School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit. There are items specifically...

Chinle woman recovered in aftermath of flood, Navajo Police conclude search

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CHINLE, Ariz.—A person who was swept away during flooding in Chinle on August 2 was found.

Jesse Delmar, executive director of Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, said a female individual was swept away while inside her vehicle during flash flooding last night. The body was recovered earlier today.

“The female individual was recovered. We are concluding the search and rescue,” Delmar said. “Please be safe out there, don’t attempt to cross flooded areas.

He thanked division personnel, Arizona Department of Public Safety and community members who helped in the rescue and recovery efforts.

The helicopter crew from ADPS evacuated nine people from Canyon de Chelly, in...

Saving the Fox Run Golf Course

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Mayor Jackie McKinney and all four city councilors voted to fix Fox Run Golf Course during their regularly scheduled council meeting July 28. At a price tag of over $3 million, the taxpayers of Gallup, over time, will foot the bill. It’s a move the council hopes will garner the support of the community.

The city hired Wilson and Company Engineers and Architects out of Phoenix, Ariz. to complete a study of the course and make a recommendation that would be a longterm fix instead of a short-term Band-Aid. In essence, Wilson and Company draws the plans and they tell the city what needs to be fixed.

The key to longterm success, said Architectural Manager Howard Kaplan of Wilson and...

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