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Gallup welcomes new postmaster

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“I’m grateful to work for the Postal Service. I’m excited to work in Gallup. Customer service is my No. 1 priority so I’m excited to get started,” said Dona Roberts, newly sworn in Post Master for the United States Postal Service in Gallup.

Roberts has been the interim post master in Gallup since September 2014...

Local man reflects on humanitarian missions

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The days surrounding Memorial Day are sometimes filled with sad memories. No matter if loved ones are old or young, they are still missed.  Much attention is focused on service members who died while serving this great country. Those service members are remembered fondly by their friends and families and greatly appreciated by those they were protecting.

It is also good to remember the other side of the military. The humanitarian efforts of the armed forces of the United States have saved countless lives. Senior Chief Shon Lewis, US Navy retired, comes from a family of Navy men.  His father, Glen Lewis and his grandfather were in the Navy.  “I wasn’t forced into the Navy, but...

Combat wounded soldier rides again

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Bikers on the Run For The Wall cross country expedition cruised through Gallup May 14. Also, that same day, Comfort Suites hosted a meet and greet with U.S. Army Ssgt. Brian Mast.

Mast was hit by an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. As a result, he lost a finger, part of his forearm and both legs. While he was able to resume most activities, riding a motorcycle seemed out of reach.

But, not for long.

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Run For The Wall and Eagles Up teams, a bike was donated and modifications were made so Mast could join in this ride to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

On line donations can be made to: www.eaglesup.us/

Recycling in the 21st Century

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A free workshop, “Recycling in the 21st Century, “will be held June 5 for teachers and educators in McKinley County.  The intent is to raise awareness about recycling in our community, to help teachers integrate recycling with Common Core Standards, and to introduce educators to a variety of resources in our area that can enhance student learning.  The workshop begins with registration and breakfast at 8:30 am and ends at 2 pm. Lunch and resource materials included.

The workshop will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive).  Space is limited.  Contact Shafiq Chaudhary ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for more information and to...

Support upcoming Pine Hill spay/neuter clinic

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Two months ago, thanks to collaborative efforts from hundreds of private donors and support from organizations such as CAWL, CARE, and Telluride Animal Foundation, RezDawg Rescue, Inc. was able to hold our first Spay/Neuter Clinic in Pine Hill, NM.

The response from RezDawg supporters and the community of Pine Hill was most welcoming. RezDawg and CAWL teamed up and were able to extend our clinic to three days, completing 125 spay/neuter surgeries, transporting 21 dogs to CO, as well as distributing donated dog/cat food and other supplies to community members and foster homes who participated in the clinic. Before the end of the clinic, we had already created a wait list of over 100...

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