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Red Lion hit twice by armed robbers

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For the second time this year, the Red Lion Hotel was robbed by an armed assailant, but this time the gunman fired at the clerk.

At about 1:46 am on morning of June 25, the call came into Metro Dispatch that Red Lion had been robbed. The hotel was previously hit on May 27.

That suspect was described as an African American...

Governor orders clean up of Kirtland fuel spill

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ALBUQUERQUE —Governor Susana Martinez announced that the U.S. Air Force is now pumping and treating water from a jet fuel leak first detected at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1999 July 1.

While previous administrations failed to hold the Air Force accountable, Martinez’s administration has worked closely with the Air Force to facilitate the clean-up.

“Protecting our precious water supply is non-negotiable,” Martinez said. “We have taken the necessary steps to begin addressing the Kirtland fuel spill when other administrations hesitated to engage with the problem. The U.S. Air Force has stepped up and done the work required by my Administration to begin remediating the plume of...

Gallup’s own 11u baseball team headed to Las Cruces July 1-5 to play in the global world series. They just took 2nd at the USSSA state tournament.

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Very back row: (Left to Right): Coach Ramon Guerrero,  Coach Oscar Flores,  Coach Nate Sellers,  Coach Tommy Gonzales Jr., Coach Rafael Rodriguez

Middle Row (Left to Right):

#12 Nolan “Crusher” Spencer

#13 Isaac Gonzales

#11 Talan West

#28 Daniel Guerrero

#2 Cael Stewart

#23 Jeremiah Paredes

#7 Antonio Lovato

Front row (Left to Right):

#6 Clayton Hall

#24 Rhys Sellers

#21 Roman Herrera

#17 Antonio Rivas

#42 Oscar Flores “Jr”

#1 Tyler “Lobo” Griego

#9 Mathias Rodriguez

Allison Road project breaks ground

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A Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held in Gallup June 23 for the new Allison Road interchange project. Community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens were on hand to hear Gov. Susanna Martinez praise the legislature for working as a bi-partisan unit to pass the Capital Outlay Bill that awarded $4.5 million in state funding toward this project.

Attendees heard Martinez, Mayor Jackie McKinney, and Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Tom Church celebrate the successful allocation of $4.5 million in state funding for the project.

“This creates a road to the future,” said Mayor Jackie McKinney. He praised Martinez’s commitment and integrity...

City Council Roundup: Spotlight on agenda items

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During the City Council meeting, held June 23 in Gallup, Mayor Jackie McKinney and Councilors made short work of their agenda.

Budget: Chief Financial Officer, Patty Holland presented the budget for fiscal year 2016. City Manager Maryann Ustick said the budget is balanced. She explained they were able to balance the budget by making across the board cuts in overtime of 5.6 percent.

In order to pay for an increase in Community Service Aid salaries, police overtime was cut. Councilors approved the budget without discussion, and forecast nearly $87 million in expected revenue for fiscal year 2016.

Electric: Richard Matzke Director of Gallup Electric Department asked for final...

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