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Bernard stepping down from top union post

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MCFUSE head to remain member

Brian Bernard, the president of the McKinley Federation of United School Employees, no longer holds the top title with the union that represents dozens of employees at Gallup-McKinley County Schools, according to a May 20 letter given by Bernard to the MCFUSE executive council and shared with...

Work progressing at 66/Elizabeth in Indian Hills

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The construction work being done at the intersection of Historic Highway 66 and Elizabeth Street is connected to the bigger Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, officials said.

Gallup Water and Sanitation Director Dennis Romero said the work is directly related to Reach 27.6, saying the reach brings water from the Gamerco water storage tanks north of Gallup to the residences and businesses located on the east side of the city.

“The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project will connect to an existing city water line at this location,” Romero said. “We need the transmission main and connection as soon as possible to the existing water system so that residents and businesses get an...

New NHA Board selects officers

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Approves 90 new homeowners

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On June 10 the newly appointed Navajo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners held their first official board meeting and the first order of business was the election of officers, among other pending items, including the approval of 90 new homeowners recognized after paying off their homes.

Kris Beecher was honored to take his seat as chairman of the NHA Board of Commissioners. Beecher, who will start his second year of law school at Arizona State University this fall, said, “My promise to the Navajo people is that I will work with the other members of the Board to make the Navajo Housing Authority into a success, and inspire a new...

OSA employee wins financial manager of the year award

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SANTA FE – Two of the three nominees for the Financial Manager of the Year Award of the Association of Government Accountants were from the Office of the State Auditor. The nominees were announced June 14.

Shannon Sanders, an Audit Manager at OSA, was nominated for her hard work and dedication to helping government work better throughout New Mexico. Deputy Auditor Sanjay Bhakta won the award and credited the collaboration and contributions of all staff at OSA. The third nominee was Miranda Ntoko from the General Services Division.

“We are honored that our office’s efforts to help taxpayers and make government work better were recognized,” stated State Auditor Tim Keller. “We...

Gallup Art Market organizers

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