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Local care center under fire for treatment of elder

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Red Rocks Care Center HAS history of violations

Nothing could have prepared a Gallup family for what they allegedly found a day after they left a 93-year-old loved one at the Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.

Dorothy Kein-Monahan was admitted to Red Rocks, 3720 Church Rock Rd., on Sept. 12 after an August surgery at...

Retired GPD lieutenant passes at age 53

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Friends, colleagues remember Matt Wright fondly

Matt Wright, who retired after 20 years with the Gallup Police Department, died this past weekend after a short bout with cancer. He was 53.

“It was a shock to hear of his passing,” Gallup City Manager Maryann Ustick said. “He was so young.”

Born and raised in Gallup, Wright spent most of his adult life with the Gallup Police Department, rising from the ranks of patrolman to serving, at various times in his career, as a detective and public information officer.

He headed the department’s SWAT team for a while and at the time of his retirement was a lieutenant in charge of the department’s narcotics unit.

“He was probably...

First flu cases of the season hit New Mexico

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DOH recommends flu vaccines for everyone 6 months and older

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced the first laboratory confirmed cases of flu of the 2018-2019 season Sept. 18. All three persons, ages 8, 11 and 13 years old, live in Quay County and reported no recent out of state travel.

“We encourage New Mexicans to get their seasonal flu vaccination – the sooner the better,” Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “The exact timing and duration of flu season changes year-to-year, but flu activity often begins to heighten in October.

The DOH recommends everyone six months of age and older get the flu shot every year, especially people...

Serial rapist on the lam

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Suspect lures women into dark vehicle

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man responsible for two McKinley County rapes, one in 2012 and the other in March of this year.

The 2012 incident occurred on Nov. 11. The victim, a 39-year-old Gallup woman, said she was with friends at the American Bar in Gallup. She said she left the bar at about  about 10:30 pm and began walking home.

She had only gone a couple blocks when a man in a maroon PT Cruiser reportedly pulled up alongside her and offered her a ride home. Although she did not know the man, she said she accepted the offer.

But instead of driving her home, the man went on State Highway 602 and then drove south as...

Medal of Honor Convention 2018

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