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Becenti-Aguilar running for PRC seat

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COYOTE CANYON, N.M. — Theresa Becenti-Aguilar wants to become a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, which, if successful, would make it the second time around for the Coyote Canyon native.

Becenti-Aguilar made the announcement to run last month.

“I believe that I can serve the people and I have...

Water and Energy Awareness Day gets learning flowing at Red Rock Park

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The interactive learning event is in its thirteenth year

Since Gallup is the central location for schools in the McKinley County, practicing good water conservation and energy saving is a matter of routine.

The City of Gallup and Gallup McKinley County Schools teamed up March 7, giving students a hands-on lesson on how to conserve water and energy at the Water and Energy Awareness Day event at Red Rock Park.


For the past 13 years, Water and Energy Awareness Day has had success in educating over 13,000 fourth and fifth grade students, along with teachers and high school volunteers.

Participating elementary schools included: Jefferson Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary, Red...

Suspected gun thief dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

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UPDATE: The man suspected of stealing a revolver from Ted's Pawn this morning has died. GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said police found the pickup truck matching the description parked at American Heritage Plaza. Police initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect ignored police commands to exit the vehicle.

"The next thing they hear is a gunshot," she said.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. The name of man is being withheld until the next of kin is notified.

This is a developing story.



5’ 05”, 160 LBS and Brown eyes

(Suspect pictured in the red pull-over)

Today, shortly after 10 am, an unknown Native...

New Mexico State Police investigation leads to conviction in McKinley County DWI vehicular homicide case

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Staff Reports

On May 1, 2017, a tragic rollover crash happened on NM State Road 118 in Gallup. Two adults were killed and three children were seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle, Elijah King, was suspected of being drunk at the time of the crash. King was detained at the scene; however, he claimed another man was driving.

New Mexico State Police officers in Gallup responded and conducted an extensive investigation. Their efforts produced solid evidence showing that King was driving drunk at the time of the crash. This evidence later led to King's conviction.

Immediately after the crash, NMSP officers obtained a blood draw from King, took pictures of his injuries, obtained some...

Six-year-old twins victims in fatal crash near Bloomfield

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SAN JUAN COUNTY - On Feb. 24, at about 11:45 am, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on County Road 7150 about half a mile west of U.S. 550 near Bloomfield. The initial investigation indicates a 2003 Jeep, driven by Candace Jim, 40, of Farmington, was traveling east on County Road 7150.

The Jeep crossed the west lanes of CR 7150 then overcorrected causing it to roll. In addition to the driver, there were three children in the back seat and twenty-five-year-old Aaron Yazzie of Bloomfield in the front passenger seat.

All three of the children were ejected from the vehicle, two six-year-old twins and a nine-year-old female. The male twin sustained fatal...

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