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Council Delegate Damon obtains extensions for four New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund projects

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ALBUQUERQUE — At a New Mexico Tribal Infrastructure Fund Board Meeting that took place on Sept. 27 Council Delegate Seth Damon (Baahaali, Chilchiltah, Manuelito, Red Rock, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) joined staff from the Navajo Water Management Department and Soulder, Miller & Associates to defend and gain no cost extensions...

Gallup Growth Management Master Plan nears completion

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Residents are familiar with most of the business and commercial neighborhoods in their cities, but they probably don’t think of them as the seeds of Regional Town Centers.

These centers are identified as neighborhoods built around local amenities including commercial activity, recreational and other city facilities, and pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly transportation.

Consultants working on Gallup’s Growth Management Master Plan have identified four areas that have self-selected through organic growth. The areas, identified with compass points for discussion, are places where more uses have sprung up around an anchor business or facility.

The idea is to bring housing nearer to...

City scrambles to find funding for homeless haven

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During the pandemic, many people without homes were at risk of contracting the virus. But they received a bit of a break thanks to the city, the non-profit Heading Home, and the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department when the Lexington Hotel reopened Feb. 1, 2021.

After some utilities and construction work, the Lexington Hotel offered a safe place for people without housing. But now, just over two years later, that safe place is at risk of disappearing.

Gallup’s Interim City Manager Jon DeYoung received a letter Sept. 8 stating that the Lexington Hotel would cease operations Sept. 30 due to a lack of funding. Heading Home, the organization that ran the Lexington...

Changes brewing at Rehoboth hospital

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Critical access designation, a cash infusion, new board members

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital is going through some changes, starting with a move designed to help the facility survive a difficult business atmosphere and recover from problems it’s faced in recent years.

The hospital received its Critical Access designation in early August. That means more favorable payments from Medicare and Medicaid under a program designed to make sure rural hospitals can stay open and serve their communities.

“The goal is that [patients] won’t notice anything different. The changes really function as regards to how we are reimbursed,” RMCH president and CEO Robert Whitaker...

Forgotten heroes funeral held Sept. 28

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SANTA FE — The unclaimed cremated remains of 52 military veterans will be laid to rest Sept. 28 during the 2023 Forgotten Heroes Funeral.

A brief memorial ceremony will be held at 9 am at the Albuquerque Calvary Church located at 4001 Osuna Rd. NE. The 52 urns will then be loaded into two hearses, which will depart with a law enforcement/service agency motorcycle escort for the Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 501 North Guadalupe St., for an 11 am funeral service and interment.

The cremated remains of the 52 veterans, who were unclaimed upon their deaths, will be buried with military honors courtesy of New Mexico’s Forgotten Heroes Funeral Program. This will be the largest number of...

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