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GMCS honors 623 students for academic achievement

Gallup-McKinley County Schools recently honored students who achieved academic accomplishments last year in an award ceremony.

During a special school board meeting Feb. 21, GMCS superintendent Mike Hyatt, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum/Instruction Wade Bell and...

Students explore research opportunities at New Mexico Tech

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SOCORRO, NM – Prospective students hoping to turn college experience into a career in industry, government, a lab, or continue their education in graduate school explored their abundant options at a showcase of student research on the New Mexico Tech campus. More than 250 students and over 200 of their parents and guardians attended Research@Tech Day Feb. 20 to learn more about the university’s hands-on research projects in science, technology, engineering, math, and other fields.

Students and their guests began the day hearing from a panel of students who described how they landed on-campus jobs, summer internships, and job offers from tech companies, national labs, and...

Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund, SB9, passes House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources committee

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Representatives of a broad coalition of New Mexico organizations released the following statement after the House Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee voted 5-4 with a “do-pass” recommendation on Senate Bill 9: The Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund, that would create the state’s first dedicated and long-term funding stream for land and water conservation Feb. 28. SB9 passed the full Senate on Feb. 14 with a strong bipartisan vote of 33-7 vote. It now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration.


“Investing in conservation is not just a financial commitment, it is a moral imperative,” Keegan King from the Native Land Institute, said. “The...

Construction to begin on NM 566 near Church Rock

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation and FNF Construction will begin construction on 0.866 miles of NM 566 just north of I-40/ U.S. Hwy. 66 on Feb. 27. The project will include bridge replacement, roadway reconstruction, construction of retaining walls and turnouts, drainage improvements and erosion mitigation, and new street lighting and permanent signage.

Construction on the project is expected to last through late April or early May of 2024. The project will be built in three phases, with Phase 2 expected to have sub-phases. Regular work hours will be Monday-Friday from 6 am to 5 pm, although the contractor is expected to work some weekends and nighttime hours as needed...

Wrongful death?

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Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Carroll reportedly spent the last moments of his life crawling on his stomach away from McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwayne Holder.

Holder allegedly tased him 18 times and there’s video evidence to prove it.

Now, his family is taking legal action against the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the McKinley County Board of Commissioners, and Holder.

According to a complaint filed in the State of New Mexico McKinley County Eleventh Judicial District Court by the family’s attorney Eric Dixon, Carroll was passing through McKinley County on his way to Phoenix, Ariz. to visit friends on May 18 when he became confused and disoriented while parked at a...

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