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Victim of hidden crime becomes advocate

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Connects sex-trafficking to missing native women

Disturbing Sex Trafficking Facts

23,500 endangered runaways reported in 2018

One in seven endangered runaways’ likely victims of child sex trafficking

Average age of child sex trafficking victims: 15 years old

Child sex trafficking reported in all 50 U.S...

City council approves application submission for lighting project

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A new system that would  increase lighting life by 500 PERCENT

The Gallup City Council listened to a request to submit an application to the New Mexico Finance Authority for future LED Street Lighting Project Bonding consideration at their recent regular meeting.

Eric Babcock, interim electrical director for the City of Gallup, spoke for the item. He said that the application is an administrative requirement by the NMFA to be considered for financial bonding.

According to Babcock, the LED streetlight project involves changing over 4,000 street and area lights. The existing light system uses about 4.2 million kilowatt hours to operate for one year, while the new LED system will use...

New police chief sworn in

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After being announced as the choice for Gallup’s new police chief, Franklin Boyd was sworn in at a ceremony at the El Morro Theatre April 19.

The ceremony featured members of the Gallup City Council, as well as community leaders, highlighting Boyd’s achievements.

“This is a great day for Gallup,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said. “[We are acknowledging] someone who has dedicated a lot of time to this city and cares very much about safety in our community.”

McKinney said that Boyd is soft-spoken, good-hearted, and humble, but he is able to speak up assertively for the police department.

“We will develop a system that works for Gallup to protect...

Twin Lakes woman wanted on murder charge

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Trudy Martinez, 28, of Twin Lakes, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, is wanted by the FBI on a federal criminal complaint charging her with murder. 

Martinez is accused of fatally shooting another adult in Twin Lakes on Friday night.

She fled the scene with her own children, 10- and 9-year-old girls and a 5-year-old boy.

Martinez is also charged with use of a firearm in a crime of violence and crimes occurring in Indian County. 

Martinez is 5'3" tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. 

She should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Anyone with information on Martinez's whereabouts is asked to call the FBI at (505) 889-1300.

The FBI...

Bill Lee’s unwavering passion for all things Gallup

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He’s traveled the globe and lived in a myriad of locations throughout his life, but as the saying goes, “all roads lead back home,” Bill Lee found his home and heart in Gallup, despite living in other amazing locales such as the picturesque northwest, old El Paso and Southern California.

Presently, Lee serves as one of Gallup’s movers and shakers, and sticks his neck out to promote local businesses while doing what he can to pump up Gallup to prospective business owners.

He’s the CEO of Gallup-McKinley Chamber of Commerce. And the voice on the radio, telling readers to “Buy, build, believe Gallup.”

“This is home. Four generations of...

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