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Nizhnoi Blvd., College Dr. construction begins Oct. 17

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H.O. Construction Inc. will start construction at the intersection of Nizhoni Boulevard and College Drive on Oct. 17.

Traffic and pedestrians will need to utilize alternative routes to acces businesses and hospitals in the area.

The City of Gallup is asking that people use caution near the active construction zone.


Unscheduled water outage Oct. 10

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An unscheduled water outage in the 3700 block of Zia Drive will take place from 10 am to 2 pm on Oct. 10.

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.


RezDawg Rescue, Inc. receives $10,000 grant

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Kentucky Fried Chicken is making life a little easier for dogs and cats at one animal rescue.

The KFC Foundation has awarded RezDawg Rescue, Inc. a $10,000 Kentucky Fried Wishes grant to make a project on their wish list come true. The organization was nominated by the KFC team at 1050 N. Hwy. 491.

RezDawg Rescue, Inc. is an animal rescue based out of Colorado.

They relocate dogs and cats from high-intake shelters, animal control facilities, and reservations in the Four Corners area to animal rescue partners and forever homes in Colorado. They provide transportation to foster homes and other partner organizations, offer medical care and low/no cost spay and neuter services, manage...

It takes two

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To raise INCOMES: EMPLOYERS, WORKERS have to give a little

Gallup’s housing shortage isn’t just a housing problem, it’s also a jobs problem. Even when housing options are available, McKinley County’s job creation tends to be at the lower end of the wage scale, where even people working full time struggle to make ends meet, much less save for a down payment.

On paper the answer seems simple: find a cheaper house or a better job. But that’s a challenge in an area with few available homes at any price and where most of the new jobs getting created pay minimum wage.

In an effort to bridge that gap, Gallup Housing Authority Executive Director Richard Kontz commissioned an...

Protecting precious pets from distemper

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Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society handles deadly canine virus

The Gallup-McKinley Humane Society faced the start of a cruel summer with a distemper outbreak at the shelter. Nearly two-dozen dogs were euthanized after being infected by the often-fatal canine scourge.

The shelter declared a four-week quarantine due to a distemper outbreak, according to a June 24  press release.

Distemper attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of adult dogs and puppies. It’s highly contagious and can be transferred from dog to dog via airborne exposure (sneezing or coughing). And it’s often fatal in puppies. Survivors can face a lifetime of neurological and other...

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