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Car accident leaves Gallup without power

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Power to residents in the west part of Gallup was disrupted the night of April 17 and the morning of April 18 when an automobile struck an electric pole on West Historic Highway 66.

The accident also crossed down that portion of the highway for more than two hours.

Richard Matzke, electric department director for the...

High winds demolish signs, topple Ortega’s chief

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As high wind gusts continue to pummel Gallup and surrounding communities, most of the damage to property, to date, occurred April 12 when winds gusted up to 65 mph.

Photo Credit: The Sun’s fabulous readers via Facebook and K. Segura

BREAKING NEWS: Washington Federal robbed

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Washington Federal bank, 221 W. Aztec Ave., was robbed at gunpoint by a man who made his getaway on a bicycle, said Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer.

The call came in at 9:27 am, via the bank's silent alarm system.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, then headed eastbound down Aztec Avenue on his bicycle.

Spencer said the suspect is a light complected male with dark hair that was pulled back in a ponytail. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, and black and white shoes.

If you have any information, or may have sighted the suspect, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: State Police ask for public's help in locating missing juvenile

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 SEARCH CANCELLEDVeronica Zepeda was located by police east of Gallup and is safe. Gallup Police Department is investigating. Please contact the Gallup PoliceDepartment for any questions. The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Juvenile Alert from the Gallup Police Department. Please contact the Gallup Police Department for any questions.
The Gallup Police Department is asking the public's assistance in locating Veronica Zepeda, a Hispanic female, fourteen years old, five feet five inches tall, 140 pounds, with straight brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes (pictured below). Veronica Zepeda was last seen wearing a black and gray Jordan sweatshirt, blue...

Ceremonial, council butt heads over marketing plan

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The Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, an annual celebration featuring tribal dances, artwork, and exhibits, stands at odds with the City Council over marketing for the 97-year-old event.

During the April 10 regular meeting of the Gallup City Council, the recommended grant funding from the lodgers’ tax, which supports tourism and events, was debated at length.

Tourism and marketing manager Jennifer Lazarz reported on the funding awards to the grantees and offered marketing tips to the programs, naming the Ceremonial one of the recipients.

Councilor Allan Landavazo said the Lodgers’ Tax Committee met on Jan. 26 to look at events for the upcoming fiscal year, and that the funding...

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