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New Mexico seniors recognized during Older Americans Month

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department recognizes May as Older Americans Month, and emphasizes the importance for older adults to be active and involved in their communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Engage at Every Age.” Gov. Susana Martinez issued an executive proclamation...

Man arrested for attempted robbery at westside gas station

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Today at approximately 3:36 pm, Gallup Police Responded to Mustang Conoco west at 3302 West Highway 66 in reference to a Native American male pulling a gun on a female outside of the store. The male asked for money but was denied and responded by pulling out what appeared to the victim to be a black gun. He then fled from the area and the female called for police. Gallup Police arrived on scene and began searching the area. With help from witnesses the suspect was located a short time later hiding in the shrubbery east of the Microtel Inn. An Air soft gun was also located near the suspect's location. Jarvis Canuto, 43, from Mentmore, was arrested and booked into the McKinley Adult...

Marine vet walks across America to raise money, awareness for wounded warriors

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SKY CITY, N.M. — Retired Gunnery Sgt. Roy Wesley Brady Jr. is walking across America in solidarity with the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, a non-profit benefitting injured veterans.

His cross-country hike brought him outside Sky City April 25, as he made his way to Mesita.

This is not Brady’s first time taking steps to bolster his cause. In 2015, Brady, a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran, walked more than 3,000 miles to raise money for wounded veterans, traveling from North Carolina to California.

His 2018 “Walk 4 Warriors” campaign, however, is significantly longer, as he will be traveling from San Diego to New Jersey to honor a fellow Marine who is buried...

City hopes to bring the crowds to Gallup this summer

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Funding for billboards, brochures approved at City Council meeting

The Gallup City Council is looking to make the city a destination this summer, and started off their April 24 regular meeting by approving the use of lodgers’ tax funds to market events for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

Overall, the investment of marketing dollars by the city dominated discussions.

The commissioners looked at approvals for the FY19 Chamber of Commerce contracts, which cover funding for summer nightly Indian dancing along with advertising and promotion for other events. The contracts asked for $185,000 in total.

Included in the requests was the Manuelito Children’s Home, which sought $5,000...

Auditor warns government agencies of scam targeting public money

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SANTA FE — State Auditor Wayne Johnson is warning state and local agencies today that a scam artist could target their finance employees with fraudulent invoices for significant amounts of money. In the past, some New Mexico entities have fallen victim to such fraud, costing taxpayers thousands.

“These criminals are very savvy and convincing,” Johnson said. “They do their research and often know how specific agencies work, and who works there. We have to be careful and rely on internal control methods to safeguard public money. Unfortunately, over the years we’ve seen schools, cities, and counties fall prey to these scams, costing us more than half a million of valuable tax...

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