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A second chance: Giving Inmates Hope

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No matter what they did, or how much time they have to serve, once released, McKinley County Adult Detention Center’s former inmates must overcome obstacles and consciously change patterns to avoid what landed them in jail in the first place.

While incarcerated, some don’t want help or feign it. But, the local jail does give inmates choices via self-help styled groups and classes. Some are secular, others religious-based.

These type of programs work on reducing recidivism, and the stereotypical notion that jails are breeding grounds for trouble. A place where inmates spend their days in a cell marking their time on the wall one slash at a time, or exploring ways to get into even...

Emergency preparedness budget approved by commission

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McKinley County Board of Commi­ssioners gave the Office of Emergency Management the green light to receive the Hazardous Material Emergency Preparedness Grant that will help them to prepare for large scale disasters.

The $95,200 HMEP grant enables the OEM to conduct and prepare for a hazardous materials disaster in the city of Gallup and around McKinley County.

“This grant allows us to conduct hazardous materials exercises and prepare for a hazardous disaster in the city and around the county,” Dimas said.

The HMEP grant is from the Department of Homeland Security and is split 80/20; 80 percent coming from the Federal Government and 20 percent tapped from county, local...

Gallup High School Homecoming 2015

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BREAKING NEWS: Pinnacle Bank east robbed

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By Babette Herrmann

Pinnacle Bank on 1804 E. Aztec Ave was robbed at 10:37 am Friday. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male with a mustache in his early twenties, between 5'7" - 5'8" tall, and medium build.

He has a tattoo on his neck and right inner forearm. He was wearing sunglasses, a black short-sleeved polo shirt with a red long-sleeved shirt under it, black pants, and dark-colored boots. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a light grey or white brim. Cap has an image of the "California Republic" emblem.

"He walked in and told cashier to put the money in a bag," White said.

The suspect left the bank headed...

Carmen Moffett receives raise during closed session

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Fellow Board of Education members granted Gallup-McKinley County Schools interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett a raise during an executive closed session Sept. 21. It appears she will continue to act as special education director and interim superintendent.

Multiple attempts were made by phone to reach Moffett. However, she has not responded as of press time.

Moffett was appointed as interim superintendent after Frank Chiapetti was placed on administrative leave last month. District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said the investigation by Dan Patterson is ongoing.

“The [investigation] will be done soon” he said. “I’d hoped it would be done last meeting, or by the meeting...

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