KGLP Slide Show

Thursday, October 18, 2012

OCT 31 - DBHS Halloween Open House, Ft Defiance AZ

OCT 31 - DBHS Halloween Open House, Ft Defiance AZ

NOV 16 -Fun Walk, Run, Hourseback Ride, & Bike Ride

NOV 16 - 9th Annual 4 Directions Fun Walk, Run, Hourseback Ride, & Bike Ride, Tsaile, Nazlini, Rough Rock, Pinon AZ

Halloween Fun Night

Navajo President Delivers the State of the Nation Address

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2012

Navajo President Delivers the State of the Nation Address

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly outlined recent
accomplishments from the Shelly/Jim administration during his quarterly State of the
Nation address Monday at the opening day of the Navajo Nation Council's fall

President Shelly started his 17 minute speech by stating a recent $43 million
agreement between the Navajo Nation and Department of Interior to give financial
assistance to the Navajo Nation to build portions of the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply
Project waterline.

The money plans to be spent to build portions of the lower access of the Cutter
Lateral. The funding plans to help design and construction of 43 miles of water
pipeline, a pumping station and four water storage tanks.

The overall NGWS project is expected to cost $1 billion, build 280 miles of
waterline to 43 chapters and create more than 600 jobs during construction.

"This project is a result of the Navajo Nation Water Rights Settlement in the San
Juan River Basin in New Mexico," President Shelly said.

President Shelly also spoke about an agreement that strengthens Navajo sovereignty.

The Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency will oversee the clean up of a
mine in District 17 in New Mexico, according to a "Temporary Access Agreement" with
Hydro Resources Inc.

The agreement calls for the mine in District 17 to follow Navajo Nation standards.

For the first time, the NNEPA will ensure clean up follows the standards in the
Navajo Nation Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of

President also relayed information regarding uranium mine cleanup in Cove, Ariz.,
Casamero Lake, New Mex., and Church Rock, New Mex.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that $7.5 million would be spent
to cleanup mines in those communities.

To help with the cleanup, President Shelly said job training would be available
through the Navajo Nation Superfund Job Training Initiative.

"As we look ahead, the U.S. EPA is predicting that another $44 million could be put
toward cleaning the Northeast Church Rock Mine. With training available now, future
mine clean ups could employ hundreds of Navajos in the future," President Shelly

President Shelly also said he is confident that Navajo Head Start, which has had
non-compliance issues for several years, is headed in a good direction.

"In August, we brought on Sharon Singer, who became the first licensed
superintendent to lead Navajo Head Start. She brings years of teaching and
administrative experience. With Ms. Singer's proven leadership we are committed to
bringing the program fully into compliance with more than 2,800 federal standards,"
President Shelly said,=.

President Shelly stated that he intends to create a task force to find solutions to
issues Navajo residents who live on Hopi Partitioned lands including building some
homes for relocated Navajo families on Turquoise Ranch near Winslow, Ariz., which
was recently established into trust status.

"These issues are complicated and I'm going to look towards creating a taskforce to
look at what the executive branch and other stakeholders can do for planning and
developing the Navajo-Hopi Partitions Lands," President Shelly said.

President Shelly visited nearly eight homes in the past few weeks that were on Hopi
Partitioned Lands.

President Shelly also updated the Council about recent progress in the Red Dog
Gravel project. The project involves partnerships between the Navajo Nation, Navajo
County, chapters, Peabody Western Coal Company, and others.

Red dog gravel is being delivered to 10 chapters in the Black Mesa area, where the
gravel is found.

"We are in the process of graveling roads in these areas and have delivered more
than 40,000 tons of red-dog gravel. We have plans to continue graveling roads for
these areas. This project is working because we all have worked together," President
Shelly said.

President Shelly also announced the implementation of a new project to revamp the
hiring process within the Navajo Nation government.

The pilot project gives more authority to divisions and programs to have input on
hiring for new employees, so they may find candidates that are best suited for their

"Our goal is to bring the most qualified people to our workforce, including our
valuable children. We need to have jobs for them when they want to come home,"
President Shelly said.

The State of the Nation address also covered topics such as the budget and coal

For President's speech in its entirety please visit and look for "State of the Nation" under the
"Constituent Services" tab.

Forest fires near Four Corners

Forest Service reports several new fires in Four Corners area

The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatchis reporting several new fires in the Four
Corners area Tuesday.

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Running for Stronger and Healthier Navajo Nation

information regarding the 2nd Annual Running for Stronger
and Healthier Navajo Nation scheduled for October 21-28, 2012.  Runners needed to
run from Newlands (Sanders, AZ) to Nazlini on October 22-23.  Schedule is attached. 
Hope to see some of you out there.  Have a great day everyone.

Cheryl Toledo
Department of Behavioral Health Services

OCT 25 thru DEC 27 - MSPI Cultural Nights, Ft Defiance AZ

You and your families are invited to the Tsehootsooi Medical Center's (TMC)
Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Initiative Project's (MSPI) Cultural Nights at
the Hogan (located immediately north of the hospital).  Please see the flyer for
dates, times and topics.  On November 1, 2012, we have replaced "Kinaalda" with
"Traditional Food Preparation" by Louva Dahozy.  Our program staff will provide a
small meal for people in attendance.  We ask that you please forward this flyer to
all you think might be interested.

Thank you and we hope to see you all there!

Janet Deschinny
TMC MSPI Community Involvement Coordinator

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NM State Rocket Launch

# Statewide Rocket Launch by 100 New Mexico Students on October 11 to
Commemorate Centennial and state's history of rocket science #

This Thursday, October 11, KGLP will participate in a very Special Broadcast,
in collaboration with several area schools, other New Mexico Public Radio
Stations, NASA, PNM, and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

New Mexico’s Centennial Rocket Project is one hundred rockets built and
launched simultaneously from one hundred schools, to celebrate one hundred
years of New Mexico’s statehood.  

This Thursday morning at 10:30, these students will fire off large model
rockets as part of the Centennial Rocket Project, tuning in to KGLP and other
Public Radio stations across New Mexico, as the Countdown to 10:30 a.m. is
announced by current International Space Station Commander, NASA’s Sunita
Williams, of the Expedition 33 crew.

Rocket kits were sent to schools around the state so students could build,
decorate and launch the rockets to commemorate New Mexico's long history of
contributions to rocketry and the exploration of space.

The special broadcast of the Centennial Rocket Launch scheduled to air this
Thursday morning from 10:28 until exactly 10:30 is brought to you as a
community service by New Mexico’s public radio stations, including KGLP,
91.7 FM.

---- Press Release ---

•    100 Rockets
•    100 Schools
•    100 Years of New Mexico’s statehood
(Santa Fe, September 24, 2012)—High above earth the International Space
Station crew members will welcome New Mexico teachers and students and  will
commence the countdown – “10-9-8 …3 – 2 – 1 Blast Off!” – as 100
rockets from 100 New Mexico schoolyards will launch simultaneously skyward
(weather and safety conditions permitting) on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at
10:30 a.m.
New Mexico has a long and illustrious association with rocketry and space
exploration. The Centennial Rocket Project was designed to focus on our great
state’s rich history, while embracing the future of rocketry and science and
honoring New Mexico educators and school children. The educational project
commemorates New Mexico’s Centennial celebration and another very special
anniversary as well - the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 17.

The Centennial Rocket Project is a multi-faceted enterprise that provides a
Large Model Rocket (LMR) to 100 participating teachers/schools (one rocket per
school) complete with instructions for assembly and launch, an accompanying
lesson plan/curriculum focusing on New Mexico’s rich history in rocketry and
science, a commemorative classroom poster, and a copy of the classic
inspirational film October Sky. The kit also includes special commemorative
bracelets for students directly involved in the building of each rocket.

“The Centennial Rocket Project is truly a statewide celebration as it unites
New Mexico’s educators and school children, representing nearly every county
in New Mexico, as they launch their model rocket from their respective
schools,” noted project creators Ona Johnson, Director of New Mexico
Centennial, and Tomas Jaehn, Librarian/Archivist of the Fray Angélico Chávez
History Library at the New Mexico History Museum.

The Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, NM, is also on board with the
Centennial Rocket Project, and will be providing Space Trails information
packets for each participating teacher’s classroom.
The Centennial Rocket Project is a collaborative project made possible by the
generosity and support of the New Mexico Centennial Foundation; the New Mexico
Department of Cultural Affairs; PNM Resources; and NASA.
The countdown will be transmitted statewide through the airwaves of KUNM in
Albuquerque, KENW in Portales, KRWG in Las Cruces, KGLP in Gallup and KSJE in

PFLAG & Rainbow Center Events

REMINDER The Rainbow Naatsiilid Center will be opening its doors this
Thursday-October 11, 2012 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  The Rainbow Center is located
at 216 West Maloney (the former Wowies Activity Hall) in Gallup, NM. The
center will be hosting its first community event on Friday-October 12, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm. A reception to welcome the community and community
partners.  Itll be potluck style.  You are welcome to bring a dish for the
event.  The center will provide paper goods (paper plates, napkins, cups,
and utensils).

PFLAG Gallup, lets help The Rainbow Center achieve a memorable opening.  If
you are able, please provide a dish for the potluck.  Thank you.

Make sure to attend the TRUE COLORS Tribute Show on Saturday-October 13,
2012 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Gallup High School Auditorium-Gallup, NM.  The
event is $5.00. The event is a fundraiser for The Rainbow Center.  All Ages

PFLAG Gallup Support Meeting
Wednesday-October 17, 2012
6:00pm to 8:00pm
RMCH Solarium-Gallup, NM
REMINDER to bring your ideas for the LIFE QUILT.

PFLAG Gallup Potluck
Sunday-October 28, 2012
2:00pm to 5:00pm
The Rainbow Center
216 West Maloney-Gallup, NM
FREE event for the entire community.
You are welcome to bring a dish!!

*"PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education
and advocacy"*

PFLAG Gallup
PO Box 3901
Gallup, NM  87305
Find us on Facebook PFLAG Gallup

CFRP Workshop October 22-23

Come to the CFRP Workshop October 22-23, 2012, at the Santa Fe Community

Register on-line at:

Since 2001 the CFRP has funded 166 projects including close to 500 partners in
planning and implementing collaborative forest restoration and small diameter
utilization projects in 20 counties across New Mexico.  These projects have
restored over 30,000 acres and created over 700 jobs.  This workshop is a
great opportunity to meet with CFRP grantees, their partners, Federal and
State land managers and other interested parties to discuss the Program and
projects implemented under it. The workshop is also an excellent opportunity
to learn about the CFRP grant application and review process and to network on
the development of new project ideas.  The first day of the workshop will
provide an overview of the CFRP and common challenges to applying for and
successfully implementing CFRP grants.  The second day of the workshop will
focus on presentations from current and recently completed projects.

The CFRP Annual Workshop will be held Monday, October 22 - Tuesday, October
24, 2012 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe,
New Mexico 87508 (Jemez Rooms), telephone:  1-505-428-1000.  The Workshop will
begin at 8:00 am on Monday and end at 4:00 pm on Tuesday.  The CFRP Annual
Workshop is free and open to the public. Attendance at the workshop is
required of CFRP grantees as a condition the grant award.

The closest hotels are located on Cerrillos/Rodeo Roads near the Santa Fe
Place Mall.  The New Mexico Forest Industry Association will sponsor a social
event on Tuesday evening after the workshop.  A draft agenda for the workshop
is attached.  An updated agenda will be posted on the CFRP Website at:<>.

If you have any questions about the Workshop, please contact Rosemary Romero,
Workshop facilitator, at 505-982-9805, or,
or<,%20or> Walter Dunn, CFRP Program Manager,
at 505-842-3425, or<>.

Walter Dunn
Cooperative and International Forestry
Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service
333 Broadway Blvd., SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
FAX: (505) 842-3465
Tel: (505) 842-3425
Cell: (505) 301-1291

Health Action NM Dental Therapist Proposal

Health Action New Mexico Offers Dental Therapist Proposal to Expand Access to
Oral Health Care In New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. – Health Action New Mexico will present its proposal for
addressing New Mexico’s oral health crisis on Friday, Oct. 12, to the
Interim Legislative Health and Human Services Committee.  Key to this solution
is the introduction of new mid-level dental care providers known as “dental
therapists,” who would work as part of a dentist-led team to deliver
preventive and routine dental care to underserved communities. 

According to the Human Services and Resources Administration, people in 30 of
New Mexico’s 33 states face serious dental care shortages.  Finding
affordable dental care is extremely challenging – some people wait months
for an appointment for a toothache, and others even to go Mexico for dental
care.  This new option would expand and strengthen the dental care workforce
– similar to what nurse practitioners and physician assistants have done for
the medical care workforce -- and provide good-paying jobs.  In Alaska, dental
therapists have made high-quality dental care accessible to more than 35,000
people.  Currently, 20 states currently are exploring dental therapists as a
way to expand oral health care access.

Discussants will be available for questions and answers following the

What:      Policy Proposal Presentation: Dental Therapists for New Mexico
Where: Santa Fe Capitol; Room 322; Santa Fe, NM 87501
When:  Friday, October 12
Time:      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Todd Hartsfield, DDS, Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry, Arizona
School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Daniel Kennedy, Dental Health Aide Therapist from Klawock,  Alaska
Ron Romero, DDS, MPH,  Former State Dental  Director of the NM Department of
Michael Bird, MSW, MPH, Vice Chair, Kewa Pueblo Health Board/Kewa Pueblo
Health Corporation; Past President of the American Public Health Association
Don Weidemann, MSH, CEO of Union County Hospital, Clayton, NM
Pamela Blackwell, JD  Director of Oral Health Access, Health Action New

About Health Action New Mexico
Health Action New Mexico is a New Mexican nonpartisan 501 c 3 not-for-profit
health advocacy and policy organization founded in 1995. We serve as an
organizational voice for health care consumers - promoting accessible,
affordable and accountable quality health care for all people living in New

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Gallup Herald Suspends Publication

It is with heartfelt sorrow that I am announcing the closure of The Gallup Herald. The Oct. 3, issue was our last print edition. The reasons for this difficult decision are many but mainly include costly business mistakes and decisions, and the economy and casino hitting this community harder than many want to realize. We served the greater Gallup community for eight years and hope we made it just a little better place to live in. For our supporters, my deepest thanks. For our detractors or those who were subjects in some of news stories, you may relish in our defeat.
I am confident we provided Gallup with a good product. In the words of President Teddy Roosevelt:
"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while doing greatly."
Thank you and God Bless.
Joseph J. Kolb, Publisher
The Gallup Herald

Monday, October 1, 2012

This week on Native America Calling

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Monday, October 1, 2012 - Indian Land in the 21st Century:
Now that President Obama has signed the Claims Settlement Act, what's the next step in managing Indian trust lands? The Indian Land Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog organization, helps Native landowners make informed decisions about their land. The group's 22nd annual symposium, October 15-18, will bring together experts to share information and answer questions related to a wide range of issues including: tribal trust cases, trust reform, leasing, oil and gas development, pipelines, land consolidation, and using tools of information technology. What is the future for managing trust lands? Guests include, ILWG executive director Kristin Ruppel, allottee organizer Ernestine Werelus, (Shoshone Bannock), Montana State University remote sensing researcher, Lisa Lone Fight, (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara), and landowner Helen Sanders (Chehalis), who won a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of allottees in 1983.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 2012 October Current Events:
October marks the end of harvest time but, it's just the beginning of a busy month for many tribal leaders, teachers, elders, and students. In the weeks ahead, the 43rd Annual National Indian Educational Association Conference takes place in Oklahoma City to help Native communities increase their potential in the digital era. Alaskan Natives look forward to meeting with their peers at the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference and the 29th Annual First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage, Alaska. October is also the time for "spooktacular" events, what treats are ahead when it comes to powwows, festivals, and rodeos in your community? Join us for a lineup of folks from around the country who are bringing in the fall with a bang.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - Understanding Alcohol's Toll on the Family:
Living with an alcoholic is not an easy thing to do and unfortunately many Native American families know this scenario all too well. The family who lives with an alcoholic is left to handle the day-to-day tasks that can be forgotten while the alcoholic recovers from a night of excessive drinking. How much does a person's drinking affect the family unit? How do you deal with caring for an alcoholic when you know that their life is centered around pursuing their next drink? Did you grow up an alcoholic home and what effect does that have on your adult life? Can family life ever be normal when one or more family members are alcoholics and have not decided to stop drinking? Guests are Margie Anderson (Yaqui/Apache) Talking Circle Facilitator and John Bird (Blackfoot) Project Director of the Circles of Care Project at the Tohono O'odham Community College.

Thursday, October 4, 2012- Tohono O'odham Pit Tradition Against Cartels:
The Tohono O'odham reservation shares nearly 80 miles of its border with Mexico - making the reservation one of the most active corridors for illegal border activity. However, the border isn't just causing problems by putting the tribe in the middle of an ongoing war on drugs and human migration, it has sliced their traditional homelands into two parts, and a good portion of Tohono O'odham members still live in Mexico. This week, many tribal members will make a pilgrimage to Mexico for tradition. Tribal members will have to weigh their safety with religious conviction, and wonder whether they will be confronted with violence. Join us as we take a look at this situation as we hear from the voices of those that are close to the issue.

Friday, October 5, 2012- Native Vote 2012 Countdown (Part 3):
Election day 2012 is just over a month away. Already parts of the country are gearing up to cast their vote for the next set of people who they would like to see run this country. The frenzy of campaigning will be visible everywhere the next month as the different political parties will splash their views on how they think things should be in not only TV and print adds but, also in front of the podium during scheduled debates. So what is going on in Indian Country? Can one vote make the difference in local elections where you live? What are tribal nations doing to prepare the Native Vote? Are there certain places you can visit to get the latest news on the Native Vote? Guests TBA

RMCHCS Monthly Report

September 28, 2012 RMCHCS Monthly Report—Roger Gleisner, acting CEO for
Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), reported that the
organization ended the month of August with a year-to-date net operating loss
of $165,000. In early August, RMCHCS received $2.7 million in sole community
provider funds and the organization ended the month with a cash reserve of
$1.8 million.
Recently, McKinley County’s commissioners approved $800,000 in supplemental
funding for the Sole Community Provider funds which, with federal matching
dollars, will result in $2.56 million for the hospital.  “This will be of
significant help to RMCHCS,” said Gleisner.  Lower patient volumes in
RMCHCS’ various service areas have had an impact on the organization’s
overall financial picture.
“We are committed to making sure the people of McKinley County have access
to quality health care. So much is changing in the health care industry, that
we can no longer rely on the way we have done business in the past,” says
Gleisner.  “We are looking at all areas of the organization to make sure we
are operating efficiently and being good stewards of our resources.” 

In August, the McKinley County commissioners approved a proposal for a
hospital mill levy of up to 4 mills, which will be on the November 6 ballot. 
Funding from the mill levy tax will help ensure community access to quality
health care and state of the art medical equipment needed for patient care.
Funds will also be used for the maintenance and improvement of the current
hospital facility that RMCHCS leases from McKinley County.  Many counties with
hospitals in New Mexico already have hospital mill levy taxes of 4 mills and

RMCHCS is celebrating national breast cancer awareness month by offering
mammogram screenings at a promotional rate of $75 throughout the entire month
of October. RMCHCS will also host two Saturday mammogram screening clinics on
October 13 and 20 in the radiology department. For more information or to
schedule an appointment, call RMCHCS diagnostic imaging department at

RMCHCS is also partnering with Clear Channel Radio on several community breast
cancer awareness events, beginning with a breast cancer walk on Sunday,
October 7 at 2 pm. This free event will begin at the McKinley County
Courthouse plaza and will end up at the RMCHCS parking lot.  Gallup Goes Pink
will take place on Friday, October 12 and Pink Night Out will take place on
October 19 at the Coal Street Pub, beginning at 5 pm.  For more information,
call 505.863.7283.

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Community Concert Tues., Oct. 16

Home Free, Young A Cappella Vocalists, will be performing in Gallup High
School’s Kenneth Holloway Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, beginning
at 7PM.  Five male vocalists with combine comedy and music with theatrical
flair.  The group performs a wide range of musical genres equipped with only
human voices and microphones. 
Free admission for this program comes courtesy of The Gallup Independent.
Season passes for the concert series 2012-2013 season will be available at
this performance.
For more information, you may call Toni at

Ancient Way fest Oct. 6

The Ancient Way Arts Trail Harvest & Fall Festival happens this Saturday,
October 6th.
From 10am to 4pm, events are planned in downtown “El Morro”, located 11
miles east of Ramah, and with the Ramah Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival,
Old School Gallery Photo Show, Inscription Rock Craft Show, NM Fish and Game
Children’s Archery Program, Ancient Kids Games with El Morro National
Monument, musical performers, and more.

From 4pm until 11pm, the Festival continues at La Tinaja Restaurant, a couple
of miles east of El Morro National Monument, featuring live music with acts
such as the Billyhawks, the Mother Earth Blues Band, Old-time country artist
Jerry Lee, Wayne Ramm, and a community-wide blues jam.
The festival is free.

For more information or to register for crafts booths, you may call
505-783-4706m or visit
Ancient Way Arts Trail Harvest & Fall Festival~ 2012
10:30-4pm @ Downtown El Morro
4pm-11pm @ La Tinaja Restaurant

All contests must be entered, and displays must be set-up by participants,
from 8:30am to 10:00am
JUDGING BEGINS AT 10:15am for Festival Contest Entries
Pie Auction/Contest Winners announced starting at 12 noon

Festival in El Morro opens at 10am and ends at 4pm, featuring:
Ramah Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival Events
Ramah Farmer’s Market Produce & Craft Vendors
Old School Gallery Photo Show
Inscription Rock Craft Show
NM Fish and Game Children’s Archery Program
Ancient Kids Games with El Morro National Monument
2 Drawings for 2 Mule Deer Hunts sponsored by La Tinaja Ranch (worth $2,000)
Ramah Navajo Weavers
Zuni Bread Oven
Yummy Food @ Ancient Way Café
Wool Spinning Demonstration
Most Beautiful Chickens & Rabbit Exhibits @ El Morro Feed & Seed/Joe L’s
Local Business Expo at WeatherKing Buildings
Wave Riders of the Ancient Way & Moondance Ranch Healing Arts Pavilion
AND music provided by The Billyhawks!
PIE AUCTION AT 12 NOON @ Ramah Farmer’s Market Tents
Other contest winners will be announced after the Pie Auction, including:
~Pie Contest
~Garden Displays Contest
~Homestead Displays Contest
~Giant Veggie (Pumpkin, Squash, Zucchini, & Cabbage)Contests
~Weirdest Veggie Contest
~Most Beautiful Chicken Contest
~Old School Gallery Photo Contest

Music Festival At La Tinaja Restaurant Begins after 4pm
At 4pm, buses will be available to transport people for $1.00 to La Tinaja
Harvest Music Festival, being held at La Tinaja Restaurant, just a few miles
down the highway.
featuring such local acts as:
Music is Medicine youth participants
The Mother Earth Blues Band,
The Billyhawks,
Old-time country artist Jerry Lee
Wayne Ramm
…and a community-wide blues jam!  
Music will end at about 11pm.
Dinner at La Tinaja Restaurant available for just $8
The Native American Church will begin drumming around 11pm.

Space is being provided at La Tinaja Restaurant for people who wish to set up
tents & camp for free!

October! PFLAG Gallup events

October! PFLAG Gallup events in Gallup, NM.

Oct 11- The Rainbow Center Opeing Doors for the community
1:00pm to 6:00pm
216 West Maloney-Gallup

Oct-11 National Coming Out Day!!!

Oct 12- Rainbow Ctr Potluck and Reception
216 W. Maloney-Gallup
6:00pm to 8:00pm
FREE event for the entire community

Oct 13-True Colors Tribute Show
Gallup High School Auditorium-Gallup
7:00pm to 9:00pm
All proceeds will benefit the Rainbow Center

Oct 16- PFLAG Support Meeting
RMCH Solarium 3rd Floor
6:00pm to 8:00pm
FREE event for the entire community

Oct 28- PFLAG Potluck
The Rainbow ~ Naatsiilid ~ Center
2:00pm to 5:00pm
FREE event for the entire community

Oct 31- Halloween!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gallup Pride "Club Kids" El Dorado Lounge 9pm 09/29

Join us tonight at el dorado lounge! The club kids are invading Gallup! Show starts at 10pm, doors open at 9, dress in your wildest and craziest club kid party monster inspired outfits!. $5 cover with proceeds benefiting Gallup pride. Must be 21+ to party and always remember to drink responsibly! Skrodladada!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday Forum 09/28

The September 28, 2012 edition of Friday Forum will feature discussion between
with Jennifer Brown, Church Rock Academy Librarian, Cindy Ogden, Director of
UNMG's Zollinger Library, and Carol Sarath, GMCS Library Media Coordinator, on
the November 6 General Obligation Bond issue "B", supporting new books and
other needs for New Mexico's public, school, and tribal libraries.  We'll also
have an update on the new Rainbow Center, a GLBTQI resource center starting up
in Gallup, NM.  That's Friday afternoon at one MDT on 91.7 FM (or listen
online at

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Water Rights Protection Rally 09/27 4-6p Crownpoint Chapter

The community deserves a say in what happens to their water.

There will be a march in Crownpoint on Sept. 27 from 4 pm to 6 pm.


Gallup McKinley County COC Expo 10/20

The 2nd Annual Business Expo happens on Saturday, October 20, 2012, when Small
Business Super Heroes, many in costume, will appear from 2 until 6 p.m. at Rio
West Mall in Gallup.  There will be giveaways, food, and fun, Sponsored by the
Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Casting Call for Big Dudes!


Rainbow Warrior Chic-Fil-A

Off of I-25 in Albuquerque

Presidential Debates on KGLP

KGLP will carry the Presidential debates live from seven until nine on the
evenings of

Wednesday, October 3,

Thursday, October 11,

Tuesday, October 16, and

Monday, October 22.

You can tune in to 91.7 FM or listen online at

Voter Registration in Gallup

Folks in the Gallup area must be registered to vote by October 9 in order to
vote at the November 6 polls or file ballots by mail, including absentee
ballots.  If you want to get help online, just go to: or register at - there's a link

October Flu Clinics

TMS flu clinic schedule, October 29th, 8:30 AM to 12 noon in TMS nurse’s office. Tsehootsooi Medical Center Public Health Nurses will administer the vaccines to students with signed consent forms by parent/guardian only.

 Blank consent forms could be given to students at the end of the school day on Monday, October 1st, with instructions to students to return the forms the next day or week with parent/guardian signature. The blank consent forms, 610 to be exact, furnish by the public health nurses are in the nurse’s office. We will have a final count of how many signed consent forms are returned by October 20th, one week before the scheduled flu clinic date, give the signed consent forms back to the TMC Public Health Nurses and they can order the vaccines to be given to students on October 29th, Monday.

Flu Clinic date/time you can put on TMS October calendar and send via school messenger system announcement to parent/guardian that the students will be taking the consent forms home for their signature and return the signed consent to the school if they wish to have their child or children receive the flu vaccine at school this prevents hours of waiting at the hospital just to get the flu vaccine. Getting the vaccine at school eliminates time away from their class work, the student comes to the nurse’s office to be vaccinated and returns to class afterwards.

UNM Contract Archeology Excavates Mimbres Pit Houses

UNM Contract Archeology Excavates Mimbres Pit Houses

Pot&shy;tery sherd from Lake Roberts Project in South&shy;west&shy;ern New Mexico
Beau&shy;ti&shy;ful vivid frag&shy;ments of Mim&shy;bres pot&shy;tery, tiny
arrow&shy;heads smaller than a fin&shy;ger&shy;tip, seeds and bones of ani&shy;mals,
metates used to grind corn, rocks chipped and shaped to form the head of a hoe.
Those are some of the arti&shy;facts UNM stu&shy;dents work&shy;ing for the
Divi&shy;sion of Con&shy;tract Arche&shy;ol&shy;ogy at UNM are bring&shy;ing back
from south&shy;west&shy;ern New Mex&shy;ico this summer.

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Oct 4 Hands of Hope Garage Sale

Looking for some great bargains?  Come and shop at Hands of
Hope’s Fall Garage Sale on Saturday October 6th from 8 to 11 am!  Located at
the First Baptist Church Gym, 2112 College Dr, Gallup- use the west side
entrance.  There will be a big assortment of household items and adult and
children’s clothing.  Proceeds of the sale will benefit Hands of Hope
Pregnancy Center.  For information call 722-7125.
Barbara Leslie, Director
Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center
120 S Boardman Ave
Gallup, NM  87301
505.722.7125  office  email  website

Student Exchange pgm. Seeks Volunteers

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (non-profit) ID#95-3034133
Contact: Veryl Anderson, Western Regional Office 1-800-733-2773

Non-Profit Organization Looking for Community
Representatives to Join our International Team

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as Area
Representatives in your local community.  ASSE provides academic year and semester
exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the
world.  Students are 15 to 18 years of age, have passed a series of academic and
character requirements and are awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American

Area Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview
students to study abroad and supervise the exchange students in their community. 
Area representatives are compensated based on the number of students they are

ASSE's primary goal is to contribute to International understanding by enabling
students to learn about other languages and cultures through active participation in
family, school and community life. ASSE's Area Representatives are the cornerstone
of the organization, making all of this possible!

For more information about ASSE or becoming an Area Representative, please call our
Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or email us at<>. We look forward to welcoming you
to the ranks of Area Representatives nationwide - striving towards a world of
understanding, one child at a time!

"I Strengthen My Nation" prevention program

I Strengthen My Nation - A New A&D Prevention Campaign now Available targeting
American Indian and Alaska Native Youth

In many AI/AN communities, teens and young adults use drugs and alcohol at rates
higher than the national average. The I Strengthen My Nation campaign was developed
by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) to help communities
address this concern.

The goal of the campaign is to empower Native youth to resist pressures to drink and
use drugs. By standing up to this pressure, youth can strengthen themselves,
influence their friends, and strengthen their nation. A 30 second video and radio
spot reminds youth:
You affect other people, even if you don't think you do. People notice your actions.
You have influence. Think about it. What someone sees you do, can change their life.
That one choice strengthens you, strengthens others, and strengthens your nation.

The campaign includes:

*         Logo jpegs that communities can use on their own print materials and
promotional items (T-shirts, key chains, water bottles, etc.).

*         3 Posters

*         2 Brochures, with versions for

*         A Fact

*         A Window

*         A

*         Black and White

*         USB Drive with PSAs pre-loaded

*         A 30 second Radio PSA.

*         A 30 second Video PSA.

*         A 3 minute Video PSA.

These items can be ordered free-of-charge from THRIVE, at the NPAIHB. Materials will
automatically be mailed to the 43 federally recognized tribes in ID, OR, and WA. To
order print materials, please contact:
Colbie Caughlan
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97201
ph: (503) 228-4185  fax: (503) 228-8182
Please include your: Name, Tribe/organization, desired items, quantities, and
mailing address.

All of the I Strengthen My Nation campaign materials are also available on our
website. Please download, print, and pass them along to interested parties:

Consider using these materials in conjunction with:

*         April - Alcohol Awareness Month

*         October - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

This project was made possible with financial support from the Indian Health
Service. The campaign was developed by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health
Board in partnership with KAT Communications, with input from hundreds of teens,
parents, and health educators from throughout the U.S.

Colbie M. Caughlan, MPH
Suicide Prevention Project Manager - THRIVE
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, Oregon 97201
Ph. 503-416-3284
Fax 503-228-8182<>

OCT 14 - Canning & Baking Workshop

OCT 3 - 3rd NATIVE HEALTH Children's Pageant

Free admission and free parking. 
There are still spaces available for all age divisions. 
Application deadline is Wednesday, September 26.
For more information or to register your child please contact Lisa at (602) 279-5262 x 3117 or email her. 
More information/Registration Packet: (602) 279-5262 or

4520 N. Central Avenue, Suite 620
Phoenix, Arizona  85012
(602) 279-5262

Sunday, September 23, 2012

KGLP's new Facebook Address!

The username KGLPfmGallup has been set for KGLP 91.7 fm Radio. Now you can direct your fans to

Suicide Intervention Skills Training 09/26=28

Abortion Debate Targets Native Students

The following news release was just submitted to the New Mexico News Network by Mark
Trahant, Indian Country

Elections 2012: Abortion Debate Targets Native Students at University of New Mexico

The debate about abortion rights surfaced on the University of New Mexico campus
this week &ndash; and American Indians were the focus. A poster with a fetus inside
of a medicine wheel read: Abortion Extinction. Then it said, &ldquo;Today, an Indian
boy was killed the Indian way. Hey ya hey!&rdquo;

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NM Going Backward

New Census data shows NM household income fell 3.1 percent

A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that New Mexico has gone backward in
three key areas: median household income, the number of people living in poverty and
the number of young adults who have health insurance.

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The ACS showed that New Mexico’s median household income fell by 3.1 percent from 2010 to 2011, making it one of 18 states that saw significant decreases in their median income, according to the Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.

The number of New Mexicans living in poverty in 2011 increased to 439,914, or 21.5 percent of the population, compared to 413,851, or 20.4 percent in 2010.
Nationally, the poverty rate increased to 15.9 percent, or 48.5 million people, from 15.3 percent, or 46.2 million in 2010.
New Mexico also saw a decline — the only state to do so — in the percentage of young adults aged 19 to 25 that had health insurance. The insurance rate for those young adults dropped to 60.6 percent from 61.4 percent in 2009 for a 0.8 percent decline.
The percentage of young adults with private health insurance fell to 45.7 percent from 47.1 percent in 2009, a 1.4 percent decrease.

Gov. Removes "Forcible" Rape Language

Susana Martinez Pulls \`Forcible Rape\` Language From New Mexico Policy

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) asked her administration to remove language
about "forcible rape" from a new state policy on Wednesday after The Huffington Post
reported that the language had been added in.

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 CYFD had used the term "forcible rape" because the FBI still uses it, and it can be found in some federal regulations for the establishment of paternity. 

Martinez, a former prosecutor, also used the language in an executive proclamation earlier this year.
“Rape is rape," said Adriann Barboa, field director with Strong Families in N.M. "Let’s not move backward toward victim blaming."

Education Bond & UNMG

Passage of Education Bond C Means $1 Million in Water/Sewer Upgrades for UNMG

GALLUP -- This fall voters will have an opportunity to improve New Mexico’s higher
education system and benefit nearly every public college and university across the
state by supporting General Obligation Bond C. A “yes” vote on Bond C will fund
capital improvements and renovations to our higher education system and will create
an estimated 1,200 new jobs with no increase in property taxes.

Locally, the University of New Mexico-Gallup stands to gain $1 million for
much-needed water and sewer upgrades for fire and safety needs.

“State GO Bonds are especially critical for McKinley County projects," said Wynn
Goering, interim executive director of UNM-Gallup, "because we always receive a
great deal more than we put in.  They're by far the best way to meet our
infrastructure needs."

UNM-Gallup is one among New Mexico’s many aging institutions of higher education
with facilities that are badly in need of repair. In order to keep our institutions
competitive and ensure that New Mexico has an educated workforce, major capital
improvements and upgrades to existing facilities need to be made regularly.

Higher Education Bond C proposes a total of $119,400,000 for capital improvements
and renovations that will include nearly every public college and university in the
A complete list of proposed projects statewide is included on a website –<>.

General Obligation Bond C is funded with no new taxes. Campaign organizers say that
voters would, instead, see a positive economic impact due to the addition of an
estimated 1,200 jobs for architects, contractors and other workers to complete the
capital improvements.

Proponents also say that by improving our higher education buildings, New Mexico
provides a better learning environment for students and builds a more highly
educated workforce.

“No matter where you live in New Mexico, there is a school and a community that will
benefit from Bond C,” said former New Mexico Governors Garrey Carruthers and Toney
Anaya, who are statewide honorary co-chairs of the 2012 General Obligation Bond for
Education Campaign Committee. “These infrastructure improvements to our colleges and
universities are critical to maintain a high standard of education and produce the
skilled workforce that is essential in a competitive economy.”

Absentee voting begins Oct. 9, and lasts through Nov. 2. Early voting is scheduled
from Oct. 20-Nov. 3, and polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday,
November 6.

For more information about Bond C, visit<>

Additionally, voters will also be deciding about Library Bond B, which if passed,
will provide the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library with $28,942 in funds for
acquisitions. If all three ballots – which include a senior facilities ballot as
well as the above two ballots –are approved by the voters in November 2012, the
average cost to the owner of a property worth $100,000 over a 10-year period will be
$8.04 per year.  Of that $8.04 average cost per year, $6.88 is attributable to the
higher education ballot, $0.59 to the senior facilities ballot, and $0.56 to the
library acquisitions ballot.

PRCExtreme Weather Conference 09/27

PRC To Hold Extreme Weather Conference With US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Sept. 27

Navajo Head Start Improving

Navajo President Says Navajo Head Start is Improving

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly welcomed the opening of a
new school year at Navajo Nation Head Start.

"We are making progress to make our Head Start Program better than it has been in
the past. We are making bold changes and want to make sure our Head Start program
complies with all the federal Head Start standards," President Shelly said.

Navajo Head Start, a $27 million program, has been trying to stabilize throughout
the year after nearly being terminated by Federal Head Start in fall of 2011 and,
most recently, the program achieved a feat that has hampered Head Start for years.
During this next school year the program will begin its first year of rebuilding in
order to improve services.

"This has to be done because it is one of the terms that the Navajo Nation agreed to
with the Federal Office of Head Start in our government to government consultations
to keep the program running," said Dawn Yazzie, presidential staff assistant
assigned to Head Start.

Yazzie has been working closely with Navajo Head Start since last summer, and now
has some pieces in place that are going to be the pillars for the program to
continue to rebuild.

For the first time in recent history, a licensed superintendent heads Navajo Head

Sharon Singer, who has 25 years of teaching and administrative experience in working
with rural and urban schools, was hired on at Navajo Head Start in the middle of

"Early Childhood is vital to the education system, my vision is to provide quality
education and services to the students and families of the Navajo Nation,'' says
Singer.  Transformative leadership that encompasses transparency and accountability
is priority for Singer.

"I will be visiting your centers," Singer said to Head Start employees before the
school year started.

Navajo Head Start has enrolled more than 2,100 students for the upcoming year, which
is about two thirds of what enrollment was before the 2006 shutdown.

Various issues from filling vacant positions to bringing structures into compliance
have hindered the program's enrollment potential.

"One of our biggest challenges is getting enrollment numbers back to where they used
to be due to the programs instability and lack of updated facilities and difficulty
in finding credentialed teachers," Yazzie said.

When Head Start was suspended in 2006, about 3,600 students were enrolled in centers
and home base programs throughout the Navajo Nation.

However, another factor plagued the Navajo Head Start. The federal government
threatened to cut Navajo Head Start's funding in half from $27 million a year to
just below $15 million a year. Then came news of the program being possibly
terminated due to non-compliance in correcting issues.

"I had to use my political connections to meet with high ranking federal officials
to keep the program afloat," President Shelly said.

President Shelly met with U.S. Senators and Representatives and told them that Head
Start didn't consult with the Navajo Nation on a government-to-government basis.
This consultation is required considering that the Navajo Nation has unique
differences from other large programs across the United States.

"The Navajo Nation has very little infrastructure and very minimal health
resources," said President Shelly. All of these issues affect the Navajo Head Start

The Office of Head Start Director Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes conducted a sight visit in
December and agreed to allow the Navajo Nation three to five years to revamp Head
Start in order to meet the more than 2,800 regulations.

"We have come a long ways since November of last year, but we aren't out of the
woods yet. We still have a lot of work to do to make this program successful. I hope
everyone gets on board for the changes we must make to keep this program on the
Navajo Nation," President Shelly added.

The Head Start program received a letter in mid-August from the Office of Head Start
confirming that they will receive $26.8 million for fiscal year 2013 to run the

development of Grand Canyon Escalade project

Resources and Development Committee listens to
Bodaway/Gap Chapter group supporting development of Grand Canyon Escalade project

22nd NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL | Office of the Speaker
Jerome Clark | 928.637.5603<tel:928.637.5603>
Carmenlita Chief | 928.255.3428<tel:928.255.3428><>
September 20, 2012
Resources and Development Committee listens to Bodaway/Gap Chapter
group supporting development of Grand Canyon Escalade project
ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. - As a testament to fairness and equity, the Resources and
Development Committee listened to a presentation from developers and a group of
citizens from Bodaway/Gap Chapter touting the benefits of developing the proposed
Grand Canyon Escalade project.
Last month, the committee accepted a report from a separate group of citizens from
Bodaway/Gap Chapter that were in opposition to the project's construction, primarily
because of its proximity to the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado
Rivers, a sacred site used for prayer offerings.
Shortly after that report, Council Delegate Katherine Benally (Chilchinbeto,
Kayenta, Dennehotso) cited that it was only fair to hear what the projects
supporters had to say.
The presentation in support of the project's construction was led by Albert Hale,
former Arizona state senator and former Navajo Nation president, now a partner and
legal advisor with Confluence Partners', LLC, the developers behind the estimated
$200 million tourist destination project.
In his presentation, Hale identified project details, project economics, and its
current status, followed by an outline of what the next steps are for advancing the
The project site, which will be located west of Tuba City and southwest of
Bodaway/Gap, is designed to include hotel lodges, specialty retail stores, an RV
park, facilities for artists to vend their crafts, restaurants and cafes, a general
store, a cultural center and museum, and a tram station connected to gondalas that
will carry tourists down to a riverwalk near the bottom of the canyon.
According to plan details, the Confluence Partners will primarily develop and manage
the project under an operating and development agreement with the Navajo Nation.
The developers are responsible for raising the $120 million in private investment
funds that are needed to help pay for onsite construction activities.
The Navajo Nation, however, will be asked to contribute up to $60 million," said
Hale, "which will be used to construct roads and utilities to the site."
Hale argued that since the Nation is "obligated" to extend and improve roads and
utilities for residents in these areas, it would eventually need to spend millions
of dollars in the future anyway to fulfill the need for these infrastructural
development and improvement projects.
A group of about 30 supporters from the Bodaway/Gap Chapter underscored the
importance of the project to bring much needed economic development to the area,
which for four decades had been impacted by no-build restrictions imposed under the
Bennett Freeze, lifted in 2006.
The development would bring jobs that would enable Navajo family members to stay
home on the reservation to provide for their families and remain in a setting to
maintain cultural identity and knowledge of the Navajo language, the group said.
"I'm not against the project. This committee is pro-economic development," said
Council Delegate Leonard Tsosie (Baca/Prewitt, Casamero Lake, Counselor,
Littlewater, Ojo Encino, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon, Whitehorse Lake), who clarified
that the questions and concerns posed by the committee is reflective of the cautious
and "harmonious" manner in which the committee is trying to approach the issue.
"One thing that worries me is that [the groups are] beginning to approach this
committee separately. Last time we had the other group, and now we have the
pro-group," Delegate Tsosie added.
Delegates Benally and Tsosie both urged the supporting group to work with members of
the opposing group, as well as the Navajo Medicine Men's Association, to mediate and
address the concerns of both parties.
The association had passed a resolution opposing the project.
The division within the community of Bodaway/Gap was unsettling and worrisome for
Delegate Tsosie, who stated that the negligence of the teaching of k'é was not "the
Navajo way."
If mediation discussions do not prove fruitful, the committee suggested another
solution - that perhaps the issue will have to go up for a chapter referendum vote.
Whichever avenue of solution, the committee stressed to all parties to interact
respectively with one another and to move toward a harmonious position that will
benefit all individuals and families involved.

Community Suicide Post-Vention Response 09/24 &25

Gallup Community Health Advocacy Project meeting 09/26 6pm

The Gallup Community Health Advocacy Project and Ballot Box Coalition are inviting everyone for a meeting at Gallup UNM, Gurley Hall, Student Lobos Conference Room on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. concerning children’s health and education services. Please call 505-399-1491 for more information.

"Navajo Times" news

Published on Sep 21, 2012 by
Navajo Nation Council's Naa'bik'iyati' Committee tables legislation to continue the current 2012 budget with a vote of 7 in favor and 5 opposed yesterday; U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on Sept. 19 that would authorize the chief executive of a federally recognized Indian tribe to make a request to the president for a declaration of an emergency or major disaster by amending the Stafford Act; Navajo Technical College will host a blessing and groundbreaking ceremonies Monday for its new Center for Digital Technologies Fabrication Laboratory in Crownpoint and 6th Annual Monument Valley Blues and Film Festival.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Uplift Community School is hiring Educational Assistants

 update 09/26/12
UPLIFT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, an elementary charter school is seeking to add to
their staff.  Would like to hire two Educational Assistants and a fourth grade
teacher.  Must be willing to work collaboratively and learn Expeditionary
Learning strategies.  Check the web site for more information or call 863-4333.  For more information about EL look at
Uplift Community School is hiring Educational Assistants to join our team.
Must exemplify initiative and collaboration, and be committed to learning and
implementing the Expeditionary Learning approach.

Submit resume, cover letter and copy of licensure to 

The school is located at 406 NM State Highway 564, Gallup, New Mexico

Uplift Community School
(505) 863-4333

Speak Out Against Hunger This September 21

Hunger's Hope | Speak Out Against Hunger This September

Friday, September 21, 2012 9:30 AM

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September is Hunger Action Month and we are asking you to Speak Out Against Hunger™! One way you can Speak Out Against Hunger™ is to connect with your local Feeding America member food bank by "liking" them on Facebook.

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Hunger Facts
1 in 6 Americans live in a household that is at risk of hunger The USDA recently reported that the number of people in the United States who struggle with hunger has increased to more than 50 million – that’s 1 in 6 Americans – including nearly 17 million children. And last week, the U.S. Census released new statistics which find that more than 46 million Americans, 15% of Americans living in poverty in 2011. Learn more about the impact of hunger in your community and Map the Meal Gap in your county using our interactive map.

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