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Native activists’ meetup to discuss racism

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Gallup Express employee honored by NMTA

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Madelyn Barney of Twin Lakes to travel to Detroit to fry bigger fish

Sometimes, if you work hard enough an award is in the works for what you do.

That’s the storyline behind a New Mexico Transit Association honor won by Madelyn Barney of Twin Lakes. Barney has worked as a bus driver at Gallup Express for a little more than six months.

“I was so surprised that I won,” a beaming Barney recently said. “It is an honor to get this award.”

Tommy Mims, the executive director at Gallup Express, said Barney competed in the annual NMTA Bus Road-Eo in Rio Rancho at the end of March. There were hundreds of contestants from around the state at the affair, Mims said.

“She won first...

Steamboat man sentenced to 120 months for manslaughter

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PHOENIX – On May 9, D’Juan Manuel Pizarro, 27, of Steamboat, Ariz., and a member of the Navajo Nation, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell to 120 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.  Pizarro had previously pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

On June 4, 2016, Pizarro stabbed the victim, also an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, to death.  The incident occurred on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.   

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christina Covault, Assistant U.S. Attorney...

Partners in bolstering Economic Development

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City entertains $35K library ‘concept’ report

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Is a new public library in the works for Gallup?

The Gallup City Council received a concept report April 25 on a possible new library. Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson and Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington stressed that the report was a follow up to last year’s downtown redevelopment planning sessions.

The report was presented by the Dallas-based Huitt-Zollars and at a cost to the city of around $35,000. The Texas firm is not scheduled to appear before the full council again in the near future.

“Staff has proceeded with a feasibility study for a new public library on the site as proposed in the Gallup Downtown Redevelopment Plan,” Henderson told council...

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