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Citizen journalists Jacob M., Crystal S., and Valerie S. shot these dramatic photos of a fiery truck crash on Interstate 40, around 3 pm, Sept. 12. No one was hurt in the accident, except some of the precious cargo of strawberries didn’t fair too well and traffic headed eastbound was snarled for hours.


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Found senior Jack Russell terrier, near Puerco, wearing red collar. Call 808) 227-8278. Gallup McKinley Humane Society FB posting. 9/12/15

BREAKING NEWS: Semi-truck fire closes eastbound I-40

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At 3:41 pm on east bound I-40, near exit 26, a semi truck hauling strawberries caught fire. No injuries, but other vehicles sustained damage due to debris on road, Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said. Expect delays. 9/12/15. Photo Credit: Courtesy 



Can 'Best of the Best' Lasso More Funds?

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Organizer Promises improvements

The results of the “Best of the Best” Timed Event Rodeo 2015 were presented to the City Council on Sept. 8. General Services Director, Rick Snider and Chief Financial Officer Patty Holland did the honors. The 2015 rodeo drew approximately 133 entries in seven events and lost almost $65,000 in the second year of operation, designed to alleviate and/or replace the loss of the National Junior High Rodeo Finals, which the city had hosted for nine years.

The projected budget for 2016 shows a hopeful revenue loss of just over $40,000 and the final accounting could be even better.

These expectations are brighter based on the new contract...

Suicides decline among New Mexico youth

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Department of Health report finds self-reported suicide attempts among New Mexico high school students have decreased by 35 percent over the past decade. The study for New Mexico students in grades 9-12 suggest that suicide attempts went from 14.5 percent in 2003 to 9.4 percent in 2013. This is the most recent year for which fullest data is available.

The 2013 YRRS Report, suggested that Statewide High School Mental Health looks at data from 2003 to 2013, the most recent data available, and is being released in conjunction with September’s National Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week, September 6-12.

Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward said the...

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