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City moves to tighten up park event permits

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The permit process for holding events in city parks will have a few more hoops to jump through next year.

The changes arise following a confrontation at Viro Circle Park in June, when neighbors complained about excessive noise and neighborhood intrusion from an event The Door Christian Fellowship held there. City officials...

Meet Matt Robinson – Gallup’s new tourism manager

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Eager to see what Gallup is all about, the Sun had the opportunity to sit with Matt Robinson, the new city Tourism and Marketing Manager as to get his point of view as a fresh face to the area.

Born and raised in southern New Mexico right in Deming, Robinson is no stranger to the rich unique culture that New Mexico is known for, and what better place to find it — than here in Gallup. At his office at city hall, Robinson welcomed the Sun and right off the bat Robinson stated that he welcomes everyone to his office as he likes to meet new faces.

Q: What drew you to this job?

I like meeting new people and this area of course is different and has a lot to offer. Not only with the...

Educational spots shine light on uranium contamination

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On a beautiful day in the Four Corners, it’s easy to forget the invisible legacy of decades of uranium mining. Yet the industry was once concentrated here, and the Navajo Reservation is still peppered with exposed tailings that can shift with the wind and uranium mines that were never capped – a deadly reminder of the “Atomic Age” industry. Many of the companies that did the mining went bankrupt or otherwise evaded responsibility for cleanup.

“We need cleanup and reparations for people who have died or had to relocate from their homelands,” Anna Rondon, Project Director for New Mexico Social Justice & Equity Institute, said. “Compare it to how Three-Mile Island was...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Sharon Jeff

Nov. 6, 3:02 am

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Gallup Police pulled over Sharon Jeff, 56, of Gallup, after she was found driving without headlights. She was arrested for her third DWI.

Officer Vincent Thompson reportedly witnessed the suspect vehicle, a gray Ford Focus, drive from Sports Page Bar at 1400 S. Second St. to Apache Circle without headlights before he pulled the vehicle over at the intersection of Apache Circle and Park Avenue.

Thompson issued a call for assistance before speaking with the driver, Jeff. She told him she had been at Sports Page and had consumed an unspecified number of alcoholic beverages but was okay to drive. Thompson...

Gov. announces investment in high-quality tutoring for N.M. students at no cost to families

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Public Education Department announced a new state investment for the targeted expansion of free high-quality tutoring for math, reading, and science for students across New Mexico on Dec. 15.

The tutoring program will focus on mathematics, language arts, and science for New Mexico students from pre-K through 8th grade at Title 1 schools throughout the state. It will be available to all Title 1 schools, including tribally controlled schools. Tutoring delivery will be virtual and can be scheduled before, after or during school. Each student that participates will receive 20 hours of tutoring, free of cost to families.

“Since day one, my...

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