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Man wanted for robbery, larceny, criminal damages

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Chad Morgan was booked into the McKinley County Detention Center Aug. 11.

THOREAU – McKinley County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in finding Chad Morgan.

MCSO Inv. Anthony Ashley said an warrant was issued for the arrest of Morgan, 22, on July 11 for criminal damage to the Security Finance Loan...

Man found dead with stab wounds ID'd

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Gallup Police Department detectives identified the Native American man found dead on the west side of Silvermine Manufacturing, 303 E. Highway 66 on Aug. 8, as Nelson Thompson, 66 of Lower Greasewood, Ariz.

He was homeless, GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said.

As a result of his injuries, police are asking for the public's help with any information that may lead to a suspect, and are investigating the case as a homicide. Spencer said detectives are also investigating whether Thompson was assaulted at the scene or dumped at the location.

An autopsy will be performed, and police are combing the Second Street corridor for clues in to the man's death.

Contact: GPD Det. Kelvin Akeson at (505)...

Massive fire razes two structures north of Gallup

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Smoke and flames filled the skies over Gallup on Aug. 1, as two structures – one behind and one next to Gas Max on 516 U.S. Highway 491, caught fire shortly before 7 pm.

McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said in either building hay, fireworks, and a variety of oils, including ethanol, fueled the flames that burned well into the night.

“It’s not pretty like the fireworks we see on Independence Day,” Decker said. “It takes forever to put out a hay fire.”

Gas Max employees were safely evacuated, and the station sustained some minor damages.

“The gas station had some heat damage, but it’s still operable,” Decker said.

Traffic slowed to a crawl as witnesses...

Massive fire razes two structures north of Gallup

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Smoke and flames filled the skies over Gallup on Aug. 1, as two structures – one behind and one next to Gas Max on 516 U.S. Highway 491, caught fire shortly before 7 pm.

McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said in either building hay, fireworks, and a variety of oils, including ethanol, fueled the flames that burned well into the night.

“It’s not pretty like the fireworks we see on Independence Day,” Decker said. “It takes forever to put out a hay fire.”

Gas Max employees were safely evacuated, and the station sustained some minor damages.

“The gas station had some heat damage, but it’s still operable,” Decker said.

Traffic slowed to a crawl as witnesses...

New skate park symbolizes years of planning, dedication

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Local couple works with city to turn dream INTO reality

Skateboarding duo Jeremy and Cecely Todacheenie, owners of Enchantment Skate Shop, have known for some time that finding a safe and adequate place in Gallup to skateboard is filled with obstacles.

The skate park off Zuni Road and Eighth Street was described by the pair as being outdated and in a general too run down  for skaters to practice the adrenaline-pumping, and sometimes high-flying tricks that catapult them into the air.

All of that changes this weekend, with the debut of the Gallup Skate Park. It was a project three years in the making, and local civic leaders shared in their vision to create a new park.

Their...

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