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Gallup recognized for water conservations efforts

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Wyland Foundation awards car to Battered Families

The Wyland Foundation recognized Gallup Aug. 7 as a winning city for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The annual challenge is a friendly challenge between cities across the U.S. to see who can be the most water-wise.

The five winning cities...

County approves contract with Red Lake for road improvements

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Jeff Irving, roads superintendent for McKinley County, was present at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting on Aug. 7 to present the contract with Red Lake Chapter #18 for improvement to three roads in the Red Lake community.

The project, Irving explained, has changed multiple times since its launch in 2012.

“We came up with a project we could use money for,” Irving said during the meeting.

Despite roadblocks in state funding, the county came to an agreement with Red Lake Chapter. At the time, Irving said the chapter had $50,000 to put into a project that at the time cost just under $100,000.

After that, both groups got the New Mexico Department of Transportation...

McKinley County becomes fiscal agent for Cibola County trails project

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The recreational trails grant for Cibola County was one of the items discussed at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 7.

The program is ran by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and provides federal funding for recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both non-motorized and motorized trail uses such as hiking, bicycling, and off-highway vehicles.

Kate Fletcher, Cibola County manager, was at the meeting to ask the commission to become the county’s fiscal agent and adopt a memorandum of agreement stating so.

Fletcher said that neighboring counties have worked with Cibola County on projects for trails, such as the Zuni Mountain Trails...

UNM-G to close Monday morning

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All campus offices at UNM-Gallup will be closed for regular business on Aug. 13, from 8 am - noon, to allow faculty and staff to attend campus convocation.

Offices, which will be unavailable during this time, include registration, advising, financial aid, testing services, Zollinger Library, business operations (including cashier’s office), gymnasium, and all academic/faculty offices.

Regular services will resume at noon Aug. 13.

For questions, call (505) 863-7770.


Alleged rapist wanted by Sheriff

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Jermiah Loley was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center on Aug. 13.

THOREAU – A Prewitt, N.M. man is wanted for rape – in legal terms – two counts of second degree criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery, and two counts of intimidation of a witness.

The reported rape occurred on Aug. 4, in Thoreau, N.M. And McKinley County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for Jeremiah Loley, 25.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim was returning home from grocery shopping with her child when she noticed a maroon vehicle parked a few doors down. She placed her child in the house, and went back to her car to retrieve her groceries when she was confronted by...

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