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Rehoboth Christian School broadens students' horizons

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"Vigorously academic, beautifully diverse, thoroughly Christian”

That is the motto that guides the Rehoboth Christian School’s new sixth grade program.


Sixth grade science teachers Kate Poortenga and Michael Baldonado started a new RCS curriculum known as “High Desert Horizons” three years...

The 505 Burgers & Wings owner brings the goods - literally

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As the owner of several businesses across Gallup, Morgan Newsom is no stranger to serving people. Whether it is at R&M Furniture, 1985 Hwy. 602, or The 505 Burgers & Wings, 1982 Hwy. 602, he is always looking to provide the goods that people are looking for.

The Sun is happy to feature Newsom as a Gallup Sun Star, and met with him on Sept. 16 to speak about his life and career in Gallup.


Newsom said he has been in Gallup for nearly 50 years now.

“I’m originally from the Dakotas. My parents brought me down here, and my dad was selling sewing machines to all the boarding schools,” Newsom said. “From there, he got into the furniture business and then...

Rehoboth Christian School emphasizes community during strange times

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Even after the campus was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff at Rehoboth Christian School is doing everything possible to keep in touch with students and their families.

Bob Ippel, the executive director of the school, said this is a strength that comes from being a smaller private school.

“[Fewer students] gives you more agility in terms of being able to respond to their needs more quickly,” Ippel said April 10.


Ippel said Rehoboth has always been known for being seen as more of a family than just a school, a fact he wants to celebrate.

The bonds shared between students, teachers, and their families would face a big test when the pandemic...

County DWI program acknowledges officers with most arrests

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling started 2020 by making the most DWI arrests in McKinley County in January, nine in all. She first began serving with the Gallup Police Department about 2006, running saturation patrols with other officers.

She transitioned to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office in 2011, where she has served for nearly nine years.

“In about three months [after joining MCSO] I was put into [a] DWI unit as a full-time deputy,” she said April 15. “I went through the process and was promoted, where I picked up my rank.”

In 2012 Houghtaling was promoted to the supervisor of the McKinley County DWI Task Force, where she served until 2017...

Introducing the McKinley County DWI Program

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With a side helping of prevention, alternative sentencing, treatment

The DWI reports listed each week in the Gallup Sun are a testament to the size of the problem in McKinley County. Despite the arrests and any ensuing fines or sentences, convictions continue.

The McKinley County DWI Program is set up to spread awareness of the consequences and dangers of these intoxicated driving as well as other alcohol misuse issues.

The county’s DWI program aims to reduce the number of DWI arrests and fatalities and keep them low in a manner that is respectful to the local diverse cultures.

Maura Schanefelt, program manager for the McKinley County DWI Program, spoke with the Sun April 1 to...
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