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Honoring local heroes

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On May 26, the Gallup Police Department honored their fallen officers at the El Morro Theatre. The plaques honor officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life in the line of duty. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

GALLUP ON FILM

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Filmmaker seeks local talent

An original short film production is set for this summer based on the skills of a budding young Navajo female, Shaandiin Tome, who briefed the Gallup City Council on the project May 23 at the regular city meeting. “Actors and actresses are needed for film production,” Tome told council members.

The film is about young Navajo mother who lives her last day before she succumbs to alcoholism. A character by the name of Ruby struggles with her 18-year-old son in the film that was selected by the Utah-based Sundance Film Institute and Native and Indigenous Program in Los Angeles. The organization operates under the bigger Sundance Film Festival.

“We will...

GPD: ‘Coffee With A Cop’ series successful

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Cops, community come together over coffee

Lt. Roseanne Morrissette of the Gallup Police Department said officers weren’t doing anything out of the ordinary May 19 at the Coffee With A Cop event held at the Silver Stallion Coffee and Bread Restaurant near the Downtown Walkway.

Rather, the event was simply another formal attempt at bringing the police department and members of the community together for informal conversation.

“It went well and each one that we’ve had has gone very well,” Morrissette, a public information officer with the GPD, said. “I have noticed that we see some new faces and we see some familiar faces that stop by. It was a lot of fun.”

For about two...

Gallup fire hydrant maintenance, testing coming up

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The Gallup Fire Department will conduct its annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance operation, starting June 1, officials said.

Gallup Deputy Fire Chief Jesus Morales said the program is very important as it allows the city fire department to identify the amount of water available for firefighting purposes. “This testing will be done to all of the hydrants in the city,” Morales said. “It doesn’t require that the water be turned off by the fire department or residents.”

“Fire hydrant testing and maintenance includes pressure readings, flowing water of the fire hydrant, cleaning and painting and documenting inefficiency,” Morales said. “There have been no problems...

The annual ‘Run for The Wall’ hits Gallup

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Event is like rolling thunder

The hardest thing isn’t the noise. It isn’t the motorcycles. Rather, it’s making sure that riders have what they need when they get to Gallup.

“It was a wonderful event,” Sandra McKinney, the wife of the city’s mayor and an organizer of the annual Run for The Wall, said. “We received a lot of compliments about how orderly everything was.”

An estimated 300-plus motorcycles and riders rocked and rolled through Gallup and at nearby Red Rock Park, May 18, where they stopped to pay homage to the men and women in uniform who have served the country May 19 and 20. Run For The Wall is a cross-country motorcycle venture whereby thousands of...

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