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GMCS implements pay raises

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GMSD, MCFUSE come to terms at April 3 meeting

The Gallup-McKinley County Board of Education has approved across-the-board pay raises for employees, officials confirmed. The action took place at the April 3 regular school board meeting at district headquarters and was unanimous. The action took place alongside the...

Gallup Council approves easement vacation

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Approval relates to Islamic Center

The Gallup City Council unanimously approved the vacation of an easement for the Islamic Center at its April 11 regular meeting. The action was introduced by city water and sanitation director Dennis Romero and was not met with much discussion.

“The Islamic Center is in the process of building an addition to their facility,” Romero told council members. “An abandoned sewer line runs through their property which has a 25-foot public utility easement associated with it. There are no current or future plans to replace this line or place it into service.”

Romero said easement vacations must be approved by the full council. He said the vacation...

Gallup High Boy’s Basketball Awards

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Couple that died during a murder-suicide in Gallup ID'd

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

Two people and a dog are dead from gunshot wounds after an apparent car repossession reached the point of no return at Gallup’s Walmart. That’s the story line stemming from an April 25 incident that left a white male and female and a dog dead, police and witness reports suggest.

According to a police report, Gary Crakow, 70, and Virgina Leichliter, 70, of Mesa, Ariz., were pronounced deceased by Gallup emergency responders in Row 10 of the parking lot at Walmart at 1650 W. Maloney Ave.

The police report, released April 27, states that Jeremy Greeson of Reservation Recovery towing service, told Gallup police that he was about to tow a black...

Walmart shooting leaves two dead, dog killed, also

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

Two people and a dog are dead from gunshot wounds after an apparent murder suicide at Gallup’s Walmart.

Capt. Marinda Spencer of the Gallup Police Department said a call regarding a potentially fatal shooting at the West Maloney Boulevard store came in to Metro Dispatch at about 12:30 p.m. When officers arrived it was determined that the incident involved a male and a female and an animal, Spencer said.

“Yes, I can confirm that there was a fatal shooting,” Spencer said. “The incident is still under investigation.”

A Walmart employee who asked not to be identified said the store has continued with normal business. She said police have said...

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