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Planning Capital Outlay projects

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Chapter Houses in McKinley County, as well as the Pueblo of Zuni and other interested parties were treated to a six-hour training program on Jan. 8 in the Solarium at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

State representatives Patricia Lundstrom and Wonda Johnson introduced the guest speakers, which included: Indian Affairs Cabinet Secretary Kellie Zuni; Infrastructure Manager Laura Vanoni; Capital Outlay Coordinator Marion Salvado; Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments Deputy Director Evan Williams; McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker; and Department Manager Casey Begay of the Navajo Capital Improvement Office.

Each speaker, in the order listed above, furnished the large...

ALERT: Truck driving man attempts to kidnap child

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On Jan. 12 at about 7 am, at a school bus stop in the area of Cedar Hills Apartments, a white in color box van occupied by at least one man was seen attempting to entice a child into the vehicle, Gallup Police Department Detective Charles Wommack stated in an email. The man was described as having a foreign accent, but his nationality is unknown.  The truck was last seen traveling east from Cedar Hills Drive turning south on South Second Street.

The following attached photos include a file photo of a similarly described vehicle, and a vehicle seen in surveillance footage collected from a nearby business, this photo (the blurry photo) is possibly the actual vehicle from the incident.

Man hit by train identified

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When first responders arrived at the railroad crossing at Second Street and Highway 66 shortly after 1 pm Sunday, there wasn't much they could do for the man caught in the wheels of the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the man, who has been identified as 32-year-old Myron A. Carroll of Navajo, NM, was heading north on foot when he decided to go around or under the crossing guards and step into the path of a westbound BNSF train.

A police investigation confirmed that the crossing guards were working properly and the train's engineer was blowing the warning whistles when the accident happened. Carroll's body was sent to the Office...

District spent nearly $100k on salaries, legal fees during Chiapetti’s leave

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After several efforts requesting documentation regarding the investigation of Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti, and the cost of such an investigation, Custodian of Records and Superintendent Secretary Joan Nez, disclosed some financial information to the Gallup Sun in a response letter dated Jan. 4.

According to the letter, Chiapetti was paid $42,690.87 while on leave; Acting Superintendent Carmen Moffett was paid $12,058.48; and legal fees added up to $45,248.09. A grand total of $99,997.44.

The response letter also states that, “On November 12th Central Office received confidential documentation from the GMCS School Boards lawyer regarding the...

Six district schools earn grade of “B” or “A” on PED report card

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Board members weigh in

With a fresh new year ahead, Gallup-McKinley County Schools students, faculty, and administrators, continue to work with students on improving and refining learning techniques and test scores.

It’s likely that many of the schools in the district have the New Mexico Public Education Department’s school grades, released on Dec. 18, on their minds as they look for ways to improve student performance.

The report card showed that six district schools earned a grade of “B” or “A” for the 2014-15 school year.

Miyamura High, Gallup Middle College High, Ramah High, Chief Manuelito Middle, Indian Hills Elementary, and David Skeet Elementary schools –...

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