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Diocese of Gallup announces cooperation with AG’s office

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The Diocese of Gallup received an inquiry Sept. 5 from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, requesting documents and records from the diocese.

In a Sept. 5 press release, the diocese said it looked forward to cooperating with the Attorney General to ensure the safety of all the members of the diocese.

Following an...

Terminated police officer returns to the GPD

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Rosanne Morrissette is back on duty with the Gallup Police Department, working as a school and community liaison as a result of a legal battle to get her job back after she was terminated earlier this summer.

Morrissette’s problems with the police department, according to state court records and her Albuquerque attorney, Thomas Grover, began almost three years ago about the time Robert Cron retired as police chief and Phillip Hart was named as his replacement.

The complaint against Boyd, who was a captain at that time, alleges that he came into Morrissette’s office and yelled at her for several minutes.

When Cron retired, several high-ranking officers decided to retire, too, and...

Former Gov. Gary Johnson visits Gallup

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The U.S. Senate candidate covers marijuana and other campaign topics

Former governor Gary Johnson is running for the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian.

But jumping into the race wasn’t necessarily a planned political move.

“This came as a complete surprise to me, running for the U.S. Senate,” he said to a crowd of about 25 people at Sammy C’s restaurant in Gallup Sept. 10.

The crowd ate appetizers and listened to reasons why they should join the campaign effort.

Johnson said he stepped in to help the Libertarian Party after former candidate Aubrey Dunn, the current state land commissioner, dropped out of the Senate race.

Previously, Johnson said he didn’t want to be in the...

President Begaye welcomes new Miss Navajo Nation

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WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Nation welcomed Autumn Montoya as the 2018-2019 queen when she was crowned Sept. 8 at the Fighting Scouts Event Center.

At the coronation ceremony, President Russell Begaye congratulated Montoya for earning the title of 2018-2019 Miss Navajo Nation, stating that he looks forward to her reign.

“We are looking forward to learning more about her platform and what she wants to achieve,” President Begaye said. “The Office of the President and Vice President will be there to help her accomplish those goals and dreams she has for the Nation.”

Begaye presented outgoing 2017-2018 Miss Navajo Crystal Littleben with an honorary Pendleton blanket for...

NMDOH recommends Albuquerque spa clients receive testing for blood-borne infections

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health recommended Sept. 10 that certain persons who received any type of injection related service, including a vampire facial, at the VIP Spa, located at 809 Tijeras Avenue, NW Suite B, Albuquerque, visit the Midtown Public Health Office located at 2400 Wellesley Ave. NE in Albuquerque this week, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C lab testing and counseling.

“It is very important that anyone who received a vampire facial or other injection related service at the VIP Spa in May or June of 2018 come to the Midtown Public Health Office for free and confidential lab testing and counseling,” NMDOH Cabinet...

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