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Dear Editor,

In recent months, the consideration for obtaining curbside recycling has continued.

Currently, the city of Gallup has started staffing the recycling drop off centers with expanded hours. This has made recycling in Gallup more convenient to the public and is  a positive step. The August non-binding referendum...

Letter to the editor: Expulsion of drunks, not jail

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If WE choose to ignore reality and simply go about our own business, reality has a way of hitting us in the face. The governor and Mr. Munoz are dead set on l-o-n-g-e-r sentences for the problem drunks. Reality tell’s us that the drunk population will continue to grow eternally. longer sentences and a never ending supply of problem drunk’s would mean that the tax payer’s would N-E-V-E-R stop paying for all of the medical, dental and eye glass needs, shelter, utilities, beds, clothing, shoes, food and eventually all burial expenses, of ALL of these problem drunks.

God expelled Cain from Eden FOREVER, for killing his brother. God did not apply the death penalty or even put Cain in...

The wisdom of learning from others

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To the editor,

Fellow humans who are involved with alcohol: I am aware that for most of you, my attempts to get you to quit drinking are unwelcome. I keep trying because I think back and deeply regret rejecting the people who attempted to help me. Also, the fact that God did not give up on me helps me to not give up on you.

I had a set strategy for all who attempted to get me to quit drinking. I would ask them: “Am I trying to get you to drink with me?”

When they said no, I would say, “Then how about if you live your life and let me live mine?”

I learned the hard way; you do not have to.

There is a saying: A wise man learns from experience, but a wiser man learns from the...

What warrants prosecution?

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To the editor,

A real president for the Navajo Nation is needed.

In 1973, an 18-year-old protesting the legal sale of alcohol to Native Americans who were falling down drunk was killed by Gallup police. The Navajo chairman sent his apologies to the Gallup mayor several years ago.

Farmington police killed a man for assaulting his girlfriend. The Navajo president did nothing.

The present president wants the officer who executed a drunk woman in Winslow, who posed zero danger to him or to his fellow officer (who has yet to be identified), “removed and barred from further serving as a police officer.” There’s no mention of prosecution, or if no prosecution, of boycotting all of...

Letter to the Editor: Incident reports from the streets of Gallup

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RE: “Armed and Dangerous”, The Gallup Sun, July 29, 2016.

The killing of Alvin Ross Sylversmyth on July 24 was going to happen eventually; if not him, another Navajo would be dead.  Former Gallup Police Department Chief Robert Cron, Deputy Chief John Allen, and Captain Rick White were personally presented with testimony regarding the brutality of the GPD, especially the “Protective Custody” officers that roam the streets 24/7 picking whoever they can nab.

I have been accosted many times by the GPD while walking on the streets minding my own business and sober; this compelled me to compile a document “Incident Reports from the Streets of Gallup” over a two-year...

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