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Has anyone seen Chiapetti’s GMCS contract?

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$132K contract wasn’t properly filed, officials say

The contract of former Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent, the binding document between employee and employer, isn’t on file at district headquarters on Boardman Drive and school district officials are at a loss as to where it is.

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Shake-up at GMCS Board of Education

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Newcomer Charles Long now sitting in the driver’s seat


A couple of members of the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education were elected to new board seats in a school system leadership shake-up May 1. Another board member retained the seat as vice-president. The moves took place at the regular board meeting at school district headquarters on Boardman Drive.

Newcomer Charles Long, who was nominated by fellow school board newcomer Michael Schaaf, is the newly elected board president by a 3-2 majority. Long, a former McKinley County Treasurer and Crownpoint native, replaces Prescilla Manuelito who is now board secretary.

Long-time board vice-president Kevin Mitchell...

Hoedown raises funds to refurbish UNM-G’s Lions Hall

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2 killed, 3 injured in fatal rollover crash

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Story last updated at 11:15 am May 3
Staff ReportsThe two victims that died in a vehicle rollover accident May 1 have been identified. The driver, 21-year-old Elijah King of Gamerco, was subsequently arrested for DWI and two counts of vehicular homicide, among other charges.

According to a statement released by New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer Carl Christiansen, passengers Janice Miller, 20, and Jennifer Johnson, 43, both of Iyanbito, were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The remaining occupants were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

The the Ford truck, driven King...

Milan drug raid nets two

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent

Two Cibola County men were jailed April 28 in connection to a drug bust in the Village of Milan, officials said.

Joseph Torrez and George Gallegos were taken into custody at the Cibola County Corrections Center on various felony charges. The charges ranged from drugs to weapons violations.

Village of Milan Police Chief Pat Salazar said at about 6 am Friday that officers from the Milan and Grants police departments and the Cibola County Sheriff's Office raided the San Jose Street residence of Torrez and came away with a litany of drug-related crimes.

"This is something that won't be tolerated in Milan or anywhere in Cibola County for that matter,"...

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