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Waterline break quickly fixed by city workers

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A waterline break that occurred near the corner of Aztec and Ciniza was repaired within a matter of hours Jan. 24. The break occurred around 8 am. Utility crews closed off the intersection to put a stop to the gushing water by repairing the line.

According to an email from Dennis Romero, P.E., of Gallup Utilities...

MCSO deputies ID’d, reinstated

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GPD officer also on paid leave

The three deputies from the McKinley-County Sheriff’s Office that were recently placed on paid administrative lead are Joey Guillen, Johnson Lee and Richard Rangel, McKinley County Sheriff Ron Silversmith confirmed.

And each, but Rangel, was back at work on a full-time basis as of Jan. 23, the sheriff said.

“As far as a status update, that’s the latest that we have right now,” Silversmith said during a break at Tuesday’s McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting. “I don’t have any information on the third deputy (Rangel).”

Silversmith said other deputies in the department worked extra hours to cover for the deputies that were on...

Kayenta man sentenced to 20 years for DWI deaths

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PHOENIX –Derrick Haskan, of Kayenta, Ariz. and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan on Jan. 23 to 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. Haskan had previously pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

The case involved Hasken crashing his truck into a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. Hasken had a blood alcohol content of over .20 and was driving in excess of 85 MPH, without any braking action, 2 seconds prior to impact. Hasken killed two people in the vehicle as a result of his conduct, both victims were also members of the Navajo Nation.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal...

Rotary Club January Seniors of the Month

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Photos By Ryan Hudgeons

‘Oh, Deer!’

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Gallup Sun photographer Ryan Hudgeons had his camera at the ready when these four deer pranced by, just outside of his backyard.

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