56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024


Patricia A. Lundstrom and Harry Garcia and Eliseo Lee Alcon and

D. Wonda Johnson








     WHEREAS, the city of Gallup and McKinley county are the northwestern gateway to New Mexico; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Gallup and McKinley county reflect the rich cultural, recreational and economic diversity of New Mexico; and

     WHEREAS, McKinley county has the greatest number of Native American residents of any New Mexico county, is the home of members of the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni and is the site of one of the largest annual gatherings of Native Americans, the intertribal Indian ceremonial; and

     WHEREAS, last year, Gallup hosted the one hundred first annual intertribal Indian ceremonial; and

     WHEREAS, McKinley county incorporates the continental divide, which separates the watersheds of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Gallup has a historic downtown and is recognized as both a New Mexico mainstreet and an arts and cultural district; and

     WHEREAS, in 2011, the legislature declared the city of Gallup to be the adventure capital of New Mexico; and

     WHEREAS, McKinley county boasts world-renowned adventure venues and trails, including the Zuni mountain trail system, the jewel of the southwest; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Gallup is recognized as the most patriotic small town in America and is home to a state-national veterans cemetery; and

     WHEREAS, the city of Gallup is a center of commerce and, since the nineteenth century, has been recognized by the BNSF railway as a heritage community for its importance along its transcontinental rail line; and

     WHEREAS, McKinley county is home to Gallup energy logistics park, one of only a handful of BNSF-certified sites for economic development located in an internal-revenue-service-designated opportunity zone;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that January 24, 2024 be designated "Gallup/McKinley County Day" in the house of representatives to honor and showcase the many facets of the city of Gallup and McKinley county; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the mayor and city council of the city of Gallup and the board of county commissioners of McKinley county.

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