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Gallup murder suspect jailed

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By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent


A Gallup man remained jailed March 17 at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond that relates to murder and tampering with evidence charges, according to an arrest warrant.



According to the warrant, Daniel Martinez, 42, who goes by various aliases, such...

A warrior gone, but not forgotten

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The national, state and POW-MIA flags stood at half-mast Monday at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, in honor of slain Navajo Police Department Officer Houston James Largo.

Prior to Monday night’s vigil for the fallen officer, McKinley County Under Sheriff Paul Lucero said, “Our condolences to his family. He was definitely a good officer and will be missed. Everyone is very sad here.”

MCSO deputies assisted NPD officers in apprehending shooting suspect Kirby Cleveland Sunday, according to media reports. Largo passed away from his injuries Sunday afternoon.

Early Monday,  local law enforcement escorted the body into the borders of the city to Rollie’s Mortuary...

McKinley County supports lessening uranium mining

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Blue Ribbon Task Force to be formed

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 March 14 to support a resolution related to the gathering of more information about the environmental impact of uranium mining.

That was the outcome of a regular county commission meeting whereby area community members asked the county to not entertain notions about uranium mining.

Commissioners Carol Bowman-Muskett and Bill Lee voted in favor of the resolution. Commissioner Genevieve Jackson opposed it on the grounds that some new detail should be included in a new resolution. Bowman-Musket and Lee suggested that passing a moratorium could land McKinley County in legal and financial hot...

Miyamura High School celebrates 2nd annual Multi-Cultural Festival

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Folks from Palestine, Spain, Mexico celebrate culture

It was a cultural mash-up, an ethnic callaloo.

If you asked some of those in attendance, they probably would’ve said in accented English that the event was “awesome.”

Gallupians, both those born here and those who have traveled thousands of miles to adopt the Indian Capital as their own, rushed into heavy embraces at a parade and food booths March 14 at the 2nd annual Multi-Cultural Festival at Miyamura High School.

“I like it. It’s a chance to learn about other cultures,” Jonathan Brown, 17, of Vanderwagen, said. Brown is from Gallup and a student at Zuni High School. “The food is awesome.”

The three-hour...

Garcia, Kumar reclaim city council seats

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77 votes separate Kumar and Chavez

By Bernie Dotson

Sun Correspondent



The two incumbents running for city council seats March 14 reclaimed their seats, according to unofficial election results from Gallup City Hall.



Linda Garcia and Yogash Kumar won council seats in District 1 and District 3, respectively. There are 6,459 eligible voters in Gallup. There were 799 votes cast in the election.



"Everything went very well," Gallup Deputy City Clerk Alicia Palacios said. "There were no problems with the voting machines."



Garcia ran unopposed and garnered 96 total votes. Kumar was challenged by political newcomer and restaurateur Angela Chavez and former city parks and...

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