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District 3 Commission seat attracts four hopefuls

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Campaign season officially launches

Four candidates have filed for the District 3 McKinley County Board of Commissioners seat currently held by outgoing commissioner Tony Tanner.

Tanner recently announced at a commission meeting that he would not be seeking another term.

McKinley County Bureau of Elections Director Rick Palochak said the ballot order is as follows: David Dallago, Bill Lee, Johnny Greene, Jr, and Gerald O’Hara.

Dallago is an engineer and contractor who operates the Dallago Corporation, and a former commissioner whose contracting jobs with the county while holding a county seat brought forth concerns over conflicts of interest, and forth a special audit by the...

Red Rock 10 Theater employees honored

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Thwarting robbers and finding runaways

It was hard to determine which of the two groups were happiest on March 9 at the Gallup Police Department, the officers involved in a recent “missing child” episode, or the young employees at Red Rock 10, who found the missing boy.

It was Sunday evening, Feb. 28, when the Gallup Police visited the large theater on the east side of town to show employees a picture of a missing 11-year-old seen in the area. When employees recognized the boy – it being a very slow night at the theater – the search by McKinley County Search and Rescue and the police shifted to this area.

According to theater manager Mathew Vargas several employees...

Local, county residents file to run for public office

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Here's a list that highlights county and state office filings for public office. The filing deadline was March 8.

 

District 3 McKinley County Commission

David Dallago

Bill Lee

Johnny Greene

Gerald O' Hara




McKinley County Clerk

Harriet Becenti

Jackie Sloan

Vanessa Begaye-Lee






McKinley County Treasurer

Ernest Becenti, Jr.






McKinley County District Attorney Eleventh, Division 2

Karl Gilson

Bernadine Martin






McKinley County Senate District 3

John Pinto

Willis Nez






McKinley County Senate District 4

Felisha Adams

Jordon L. Johnson

George K. Munoz






State Representative District 5

Kevin M. Mitchell

Doreen W. Johnson






State...

Early Friday morning drug bust

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GPD narcotics division raided this home Friday morning.

An early morning drug raid at 2580 E. Boyd Ave in Gallup Friday netted five arrests, and a stolen gun. Police confiscated several firearms from the property, and an undisclosed amount of drugs. Further details, such as the names of the arrested and amount and type of drugs recovered, are pending. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the raid was the result of a three-month long investigation.

Political newcomer poised to face incumbent Sen. George Munoz

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Filing date for state offices is March 8

The 2016 race for District 4 of the New Mexico Senate will feature one familiar face and a new one. Felicia Adams of Iyanbito, NM said March 1 that she plans on filing the proper paperwork in Santa Fe March 8 to run against incumbent Sen. George Munoz.

Adams announcement follows an initial announcement to run that was made two months ago at the Iyanbito Chapter House. But she doesn’t mention anything that Munoz has done, or their philosophical differences that may have prompted her to run against him. Only what she brings to the table.

“There is a saying that if you want something done then do it yourself,” Adams said. “I want to...

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