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Rio Arriba County Sherriff’s Office deputies involved in police shooting

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On Aug. 24, deputies with the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a police shooting. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate this shooting incident.

Preliminary information indicates that around 1 am on Aug. 24, RASO received a call about a fight in progress at the...

Planning meeting presents three options for Coal Avenue Commons plan

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A crowd of community leaders, business owners and city residents gathered inside the Gallup Cultural Center Aug. 22 for the final community workshop for the Coal Avenue Commons project.

The city of Gallup received a $150,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, “matched by $150,000 in contributions from local government, institutions and organizations, to re-imagine two blocks of Coal Avenue in the heart of downtown Gallup as an ‘event street,’” according to coalavenuecommons.com.

There were three design concepts to choose from for the project.

“This is our final community input meeting on the Coal Avenue Main Street project. We’re excited for the...

County commissioners discuss Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan

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Plan supports local capital infrastructure that benefits community

The McKinley County 2019-23 Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan public hearing took a majority of the meeting time during the Aug. 21 McKinley County Board of Commissioners regular meeting.

Angelina Gray, associate planner with Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, reported to the commissioners that the ICIP established planning priorities for municipal capital projects.

“This process also supports local entities to for the development of the capital infrastructure that sustains and benefits their community,” she said.

The New Mexico Department of Finance Administration encourages jurisdictions to...


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Joel G. Peterson, Age 90 of Floresville, Texas, died Aug. 21, 2018.

He was preceded in death by parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew and Ada (Porter) Peterson, Brother, Joel Peterson, Sisters, Norma Neal, Mary King, Emma Felps & Selma Tate.

He is survived by wife of 66 years, Louise (Milom) Peterson, Children, Larry Peterson, Terri Pirkle (Kelley) & Greg Peterson (Lesa), Grandchildren, Halee and Shelby Peterson, Kody, Kolton and Kutter Pirkle, numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 Noon to 1 pm at Stockdale Church of Christ, Stockdale, TX.

Funeral Services will be held at Stockdale Church of Christ, Stockdale, TX at 1...

Company finishes contract items for skate park

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The recently opened Gallup Skate Park next to the Gallup Cultural Center was closed Aug. 16 and 17 for the completion of items in the original contract that were not finished before the park’s July 28 opening.

Written statements by Mayor Jackie McKinney and Executive Director of Public Works Stanley Henderson confirm the reason for the closure. Inquiries about whether the repairs were the result of damage to the park were dismissed by both McKinney and Henderson.

“This was an outstanding construction issue noted previously with the contractor,” Henderson wrote.

The contractor, Albuquerque’s H.O. Construction Inc., was completing the punch list, “and part of that punch list...

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