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Flood threatens new school year at Indian Hills Elementary

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About a month before school was scheduled to start, Gallup-McKinley County Schools Deputy Superintendent Jvanna Hanks received a call from support staff at Indian Hills Elementary School. They had some bad news: the school was flooded with water.

This all happened on June 28. GMCS’s first day of school was scheduled for...

Youth presents skateboard, eagle feather to Nygren

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President commits to expanding after-school, sports programs

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren met with a 14-year-old Navajo skateboarder Aug. 14 at the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President. The teen, Charles William Cronyn, presented the president with his custom skateboard as a gift.

Cronyn, who’s been skateboarding since he was 5 years old, also presented the President with an eagle feather.

In the President’s office, Cronyn said seeing the video of Nygren and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk skateboarding together inspired him to want to meet the skateboarding President in person.

“A plane ticket and motivation,” Cronyn said...

N.M., Air Force leaders discuss future investments

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Bringing more resources to Cannon Air Force Base

Clovis, N.M. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., convened a meeting with leaders of the U.S. Air Force, including Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Ravi Chaudhary, Air Force Special Operations Command Commander Lt. Gen. Tony Bauernfeind, and Cannon Air Force Base Leadership, on Aug. 22 to discuss investments and forward-looking missions at Cannon Air Force Base.

“Today we secured a commitment that Cannon Air Force Base will remain a stronghold for the Air Force well into the future. The importance of Cannon to Clovis, Curry County, and New Mexico cannot be overstated,” Heinrich stated in a...

International Overdose Awareness Day highlights prevention efforts

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SANTA FE — The Department of Health published a press release on Aug. 30 in preparation for International Overdose Awareness Day, which is on Aug. 31.

The use of Naloxone (commonly known as Narcan) to counteract the effects of overdose and fentanyl test strips to detect the presence of fentanyl in drugs can significantly contribute to saving lives.

This year holds special significance as it marks the 25th anniversary of DOH's Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Program. This program has been a beacon of support for thousands of New Mexicans who use substances, offering crucial overdose prevention services and other essential resources.

"The journey toward healing and recovery is...

Scheduled water outage for Aug. 30

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Horizon Plumbing has been contracted by a resident of the Chiquita Trailer Park to separate a service line. The City of Gallup water department will need to shut down service temporarily while the contractor installs a new water service line for a resident.

The water outage will take place on Aug. 30 from 9 am to 4 pm.

City of Gallup water customers in the following area will be affected:

  • All residents of the Chiquita Trailer Park (211 S. Florence St.)
Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

For any questions, call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.

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