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Gallup wins foreign investment certification

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First among eight

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation Board President Tommy Haws announced July 23 that the Trans-Atlantic Business Council  is awarding the Foreign Direct Investment Qualified Community Certification to GGEDC to help promote the Gallup-McKinley County market to foreign, specifically, European...

Shiprock breaks ground on new wellness center

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez had the honor of joining community

members for the Shiprock Wellness Center groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program July 17 in Shiprock

The 9,990 square-foot wellness center will be located adjacent to the existing Shiprock Office of Diné Youth facility, which is being funded through the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Program and the Shiprock Chapter.

“The new wellness center symbolizes growth toward a healthier future and the ability to fight against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, alcohol/substance abuse, and other health issues. There is a need to take care of ourselves, families, and...

Plans signed to build replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

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The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and Vietnam Veterans of America  Northern New Mexico Chapter 996 signed a Memorandum of Understanding July 17 to build a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Under the agreement, VVA will commence fundraising, independent of DVS, to cover the estimated $300,000 cost of building the replica of the national Wall featuring the names of the 58,318 American service members killed in action or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War. Of that total, 398 are from New Mexico.

VVA Chapter 996 will commission an artist for the project. Once the replica wall is finished, it will be donated to...

Fun in the 4th of July Sun

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N. M. Environment Department considering hemp rulemaking process

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Hemp Manufacturing Act goes into effect August 1

As the enactment date of the emergency rules looms, The New Mexico Environment Department will host a series of informational meetings for people interested in manufacturing, processing and transporting products made from hemp.

The emergency rules will take effect on the same day as the Hemp Manufacturing Act, August 1.  It allows for the transportation, warehousing, extraction and manufacture of hemp and hemp-derived products, including food and body products. Enactment of emergency rules will allow hemp processing to get underway as quickly as possible in the state.

Environmental Health Bureau Chief Bill Chavez says, “We encourage...

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