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5th and Route 66 water line ‘nicked’

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Gallup swamped in water line repairs

Accidents happen.

That was the word April 18 from Gallup Water and Sanitation Director Dennis Romero about an accidental water line break at the intersection of 5th Street and Historic Highway 66.

Romero said the contractor working on the 5th Street line replacement project was...

Chiapetti one of two finalists for Flagstaff superintendent job

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Iowa administrator picked over Chiapetti

Frank Chiapetti’s quest to get back into business of education came close last week after not getting picked for the top job at the Flagstaff Unified School District, according to information provided to the Gallup Sun from the Flagstaff Unified School District.

Karin Eberhard, spokeswoman for the FUSD, said Chiapetti was one of 20 candidates who applied for the job. Eberhard said six candidates ended up getting a preliminary interview and two were finalists for the job. Chiapetti was the superintendent at Gallup-McKinley County Schools for about three years.

The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-1 at a March...

Gallup Rotary Seniors of the Year

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Gallup police looking for Josh Cucciardi

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Man faces forgery, identity theft charges

A Gallup man, wanted on theft of identity and forgery charges, is on the wanted list of Gallup police, according to information obtained from Magistrate Court. An arrest warrant was signed April 19.

According to a criminal complaint on the matter, Josh Cucciardi, 33, is the primary suspect connected to a series of forged checks that were cashed at Perry Null Trading Company and which later cleared at Pinnacle Bank in Gallup. The checks did not belong to Cucciardi and were written out in the name of another person. The Gallup Sun is not revealing the name of the person in which the checks were written out to.


Gallup Council OKs reconstruction awards

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Budget adjustments also OK’d

The Gallup City Council unanimously passed at its most recent meeting two professional services awards related to reconstruction projects. The actions took place at the April 11 regular city meeting and were not met with much discussion.

The first project pertained to a $163,000 project along Ciniza Drive in Indian Hills. Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson introduced the matter to council members and said the scope of work for the project includes preliminary and final design schemes, plans and specifications, bidding assistance and construction inspection and management.

“The project will begin at Ciniza Drive and end at Vandenbosch...

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