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CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO

Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2021/2022/06/P

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for:

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing...

Letter to the Editor: Can a community exist with no hospital?

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Dear Editor,

Is a community viable if it does not have a hospital? Sadly, for Gallup and McKinley County, this question, while rhetorical (the answer is clearly “no”), is not hypothetical. RMCH currently has no OBGYN and no neurologist on staff. (It’s been without an OBGYN for at least a month and without a neurologist for perhaps a year.) Is a hospital a hospital if it cannot provide care in all basic/major medical areas? Is a health care system a health care system if it is made up of LOCUM/traveling providers who are only available on an erratic and unreliable schedule?

Can a community retain and attract workers, families, retirees, and businesses if it is known as having an...

Making meetings available to the public

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Dear Senate Committees’ Committee,

We, at the Founda­tion for Open Government are dedicated to ensuring every New Mexican can observe and participate in state government. It has come to our attention that the Senate Committees’ Committee proceedings are not being webcast. While members of the public wishing to attend the Committees’ Committee are permitted to attend sessions in person, New Mexicans who cannot travel to Santa Fe are left completely in the dark.

It is of grave concern to FOG that any public body would conduct the public’s business surreptitiously, but it is particularly egregious for the Committees’ Committee do so given that it is charged with the extremely...

Recent RMCHCS Board meeting closed to public

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I continue to be concerned about the lack of transparency of the RMCHCS administration and board.

I submitted questions to the board 6 days prior to the December 15, 2021 board meeting as required by the Board. These questions were not addressed at the Board meeting; I was told a response would be posted on the Community Question and Answer section of the RMCH website. For more than a month there has been a notice on the website stating "The responses to community questions will be posted as soon as our limited staff can."  I am sympathetic to the staffing situation, but I am also frustrated that my questions have not been addressed.

A notice for this month's board meeting, scheduled...

Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández answers a few Gallup Sun questions to kick off 2022

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Toward the end of 2021, the Sun sent out a few questions about plans for the new year. One of those who responded was Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, D- N.M.

On the topic of infrastructure, Rep. Leger Fernández said she wanted the Superman Bridge fixed so school buses can pick up students.

“I voted for the Infrastructure and Jobs bill, because it will repair and rebuild 207 bridges and over 3,822 miles of highway in poor condition,” she said. “The $2.5 billion for federal-aid highway apportioned programs, $225 million for bridge replacement and repairs, and $40.5 million for the electric vehicle charging is a great Christmas present for our road-weary travelers.”

She also...

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