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Luján leads CBOC community listening event

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LAS VEGAS, N.M. – On April 20, Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., led a community listening session in partnership with Secretary Sonya Smith of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ recommendation to close the Las Vegas Community-Based Outpatient Clinic at New Mexico...

Rust movie productions slapped with citation

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SANTA FE – Halyna Hutchins’ family will finally see some form of justice after the New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau released the results of its imagination.

On April 20 OHSB released the results of its investigation into the workplace fatality that occurred on the set of “Rust” on Oct. 21.

The report concludes that Rust Movie Productions, LLC management knew that firearm safety procedures were not being followed on set and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety by failing to review work practices and take corrective action.

Rust Movie Productions, LLC was issued a Willful-Serious citation that includes a civil penalty of...

NMDOH reports first child death of flu season

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced the death of a 4-year-old Santa Fe County girl who was suffering from a flu-related illness April 21.  It’s New Mexico’s first pediatric influenza death of the 2021-2022 season. Since the start of this flu season, DOH has identified 143 pneumonia and flu-related deaths.

“Our love and heartfelt prayers go out to the family during this difficult time,” said Acting Department of Health Secretary, David R. Scrase, M.D. “Children younger than age 5 are at particular risk of flu complications, and the American Academy of Pediatrics advises that all children ages 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu.”


News report alleges Rehoboth hospital in danger of imminent closure

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Tensions around Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services are allegedly hitting a boiling point, with an Albuquerque news outlet reporting the hospital is in danger of closing within two weeks and the hospital management disputing that claim.

The Sun has not independently verified the report as of April 28, but the hospital’s interim CFO hired to communicate to community activists and the McKinley County Commission has been fired less than four months after she was brought on, the station said.

Activists have been raising the alarm for months and took their complaints to the County Commission in March. The panel threatened to pull the plug on the hospital’s land...


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Senior folly ends in suspensions. Story Page 10

A senior prank has led to some trouble at Gallup High School.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Gallup Police, about 15 to 20 people entered the school on the night of March 31. These people proceeded to decorate the school’s commons and the principal’s office with streamers, balloons, signs, and glitter, among other decorative things.

Gallup High’s Principal Tammy Hall was the one who called the police. In a press release that was published on April 7, the Gallup McKinley County Schools district called the incident “illegal, damaging and disrespectful.”

The press release goes on to state:  “Breaking and...

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