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West Gallup experiences power outage

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A power outage on the city’s west end left dozens of residences and businesses without electricity on Nov. 26.

But electricity was quickly restored, officials said.

Gallup Electric Director Richard Matzke said power went out at about 3 am that morning at various locales throughout Gallup, adding that it didn’t come back...

Reverend Douglas Mac Arthur Cline

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Reverend Douglas Mac Arthur Cline, 74, of St. James, MO, was called home by God on Monday morning, November 21, 2016 as he prepared for an exciting week of deer hunting in Lewis County, WV with his brother. So, he was granted his final wish . . . to transition to Heaven while either worshiping at the pulpit or while spending time in the woods with his brother.

He blessed this earth and the lives of his parents when he was born in Huff Creek, WV on June 21, 1942 a son of the late Elliott Douglas Cline and Esther Gibson Cline.

On September 6, 1964 he married Linda Darlene Goodwill, who loved him beyond words and will miss him beyond measure after 52 years of marriage.

His giving...

Gallup Council approves new wastewater treatment pact

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City not in unchartered waters with new plant operator

The Gallup City Council unanimously approved a design, build and operating contract Nov. 22 with CH2M of Colorado in connection with the wastewater treatment plant. The action took place at the regular city meeting. The council vote puts into place an eight-year deal with the firm and replaces a previous treatment plant pact with Severn Trent of Pennsylvania.

“We feel very good about the new contract,” city water and sanitation director Dennis Romero said after the meeting. “We are eager to get to worth with CH2M.”

Romero, hired into the wastewater job in July, said fixed construction costs with the contract are set at...

Begaye, DNR, NNEPA meet with BLM, BIA officials; Environmental Impact Study on the table

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – President Russell Begaye, the Division of Natural Resources and the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency met with the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a government-to-government consultation regarding the Draft Resource Management Plan and the Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Basin Nov. 30.

The discussion focused on gathering input prior to presenting an EIS after the comment period closes. The chapters of Ojo Encino, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon and Counselor could be affected by mineral extraction pending the EIS.

Discussion also focused on the rights, authority and responsibility of each agency and government...

CLOVIS: AG Balderas Announces Convicted Murderer to Stay in Prison

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CLOVIS, N.M. – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Dec. 1 that convicted murderer Albert Jose Ramirez will remain in prison after the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division by affirming his murder conviction.

Ramirez was found guilty by a Curry County jury for murdering his mother’s boyfriend at her Clovis home in 2007. Ramirez shot the victim multiple times including bullets to the head as the victim lay on the ground.

“A tragedy of this nature involving family members is hard to understand, but I hope today’s decision can bring closure to the family of the victim and to the Curry County community as Mr...

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