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Found senior Jack Russell terrier, near Puerco, wearing red collar. Call 1 (808) 227-8278


‘I Have a Dream’

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Congratulations to Mr. Gambill’s 1st Hour Art II Class of Gallup Mid School for winning Rio West Mall’s 2nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Classroom Collage Contest. They received a Pizza Party in their classroom. Pizza was provided by Pizza 9. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ida Mangum

Female found dead near East Aztec Avenue ID'd

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A body of a Native American woman found dead Feb. 9 has been identified.

Spokeswoman Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said Jevita Johnson, 33, of Gallup may be the victim of foul play, but it's too early to call it a homicide at this juncture.

"The Office of the Medical Investigator has not determined the cause of death," she said.

Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said a passerby discovered the deceased woman at about 10:50 am. The location of the body was found east of the arroyo near Gallup’s Social Security Building along East Aztec Avenue.

The open-area dead body discovery comes about one week after the body of Darrell...


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Deputy laid to rest like a true hero

Amid friends and family from around New Mexico and Arizona, law enforcement officers remembered Christopher Tsosie, 43, a veteran policeman with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, who died Jan. 25 in Crownpoint as he was about to start work. He was laid to rest Feb. 1.

The veteran officer’s family mourned alongside his “brother” police officers. They wore their dress blue and grey or brown uniforms trimmed with gold. They gathered together in the Rehoboth Christian School gymnasium to celebrate and honor Tsosie’s life.

There were law enforcement personnel from the Navajo Nation, the New Mexico State Police, the Pueblo of Zuni...

GMCS forum showcases candidates

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Jeff, Long are no-shows

As next week’s Gallup-McKinley County Board of Education election date nears closer, a candidate forum was held Feb. 1 at the school district’s main office on Boardman Drive. The forum was sponsored by the Gallup Sun, the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation and the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce.

The event was attended by close to 100 people and was centered upon a 90-minute question-and-answer session for those running for seats in districts 2, 4 and 5.

Improving teacher quality and transparency were two issues that dominated the forum – the first of its kind in recent memory as it relates to school board seats. Candidates Freda...

End of watch comes abruptly for deputy

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MCSO grief-stricken

By Babette Herrmann
Sun Editor

Deputy Christopher Tsosie was known as a the quiet guy who always showed up to work on time at the McKinley County Sheriff's Office. Like any good employee, his dutifulness kept him flying below the radar.  

Tsosie, 43, had recently reached the one year milestone at MCSO, and Sheriff Ron Silversmith saw an experienced deputy ready to grow within the department. His future was bright. He was someone that didn't need micromanaged or held by the hand. Sadly, his life was cut short Jan. 25 while he was reportedly getting ready for his shift, which started at 6 pm.

At this juncture, there's no clear answers as to what went wrong that day...

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