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Gallup Council approves LET funds

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The Gallup City Council unanimously followed up on a joint resolution at its June 13 regular meeting that pertains to the fiscal 2018 distribution off liquor excise revenue. City Manager Maryann Ustick told council members that an estimated $1.6 million rests in a liquor excise tax fund, setting the stage for the for the...

City, chamber officials go to D.C.

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Tourism, marketing main point of trip

Officials from the city of Gallup and the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce travelled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to attend the annual IPW — known within the tourism industry as the International Pow Wow.

The event, which was locally attended by Bill Lee, executive director at the chamber, and Jennifer Lazarz, Gallup tourism and marketing director, is billed as the largest tourism trade show in North America. It is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the United States.

The trip went from June 4 through June 7 for Lee and Lazarz. The chamber has a long-standing...

Chuska Apartments in Gallup expands homeless units

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The Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico announced June 15, that it’s converting 10 apartment units at Chuska Apartments from transitional housing to permanent supportive housing effective July 1, 2017.

The organization made the decision to add additional permanent housing units in keeping with its mission to prevent and reduce homelessness through permanent supportive housing. Staff have met with local social service agencies to provide training in the application process and will offer the training as requested.

SHC-NM is seeking applicants to fill the units who meet the following requirements:

Families that are experiencing chronic homelessness – only the head of...

Man found dead in car ID'd

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Gallup Police Department has released the name of the man found deceased in a car Tuesday.

GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said Saied Alassi, 38, was parked in front of a relative's house on the 500 block of South Ford Drive. Family reportedly made the grim discovery. At this juncture, Spencer is not clear if he lived in the home.

Spencer said police were called to the scene at about 1:50 pm where they found the unresponsive Alassi in a maroon, four-door sedan.

"The preliminary (investigation) doesn't show any signs of foul play," Spencer said.

Detectives, and on-scene investigators from the Office of the Medical Investigator searched the vehicle for clues that may be tied to the man's...

Cibola County jail escapee caught

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New Mexico State Police received an anonymous tip as to the whereabouts of Ramon Lorenzo, who had escaped from the Cibola County Detention Center on the evening of June 13.

Lorenzo was taken into custody in the Valencia Village area of Grants, NM without incident at about 6:30 pm Monday.

He was remanded to the custody of the New Mexico Department of Corrections and will booked into their Main Facility, maximum security level,  in Santa Fe, NM.

Multiple subjects located with Mr. Lorenzo were subsequently charged with Harboring/Aiding a Felon.

This case is still under investigation, there is no additional information available.

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