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Honoring the late Lisa Romero-Muniz

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School NAMES road after Miyamura discipline secretary

Gallup McKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt released a letter Oct. 1 stating the road leading into the district’s Central Office and Miyamura High will be designated as “Miss Lisa Lane.”

Lisa Romero-Muniz, the high school’s discipline secretary, was one of 58 victims killed at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, NV Oct. 1, 2017.

“Lisa Romero-Muniz was an amazing person who positively impacted the life of each person who was lucky enough to know her,” Hyatt said.”We know this road designation will be a reminder to all of us, of those individuals who have and do selflessly serve our most...

County to hold public discussion for road resolution

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Topic a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners held a discussion about a proposed road resolution at their regular meeting Oct. 2.

The commission discussed ceasing road maintenance on certain roads, portions of roads, road segments and bridges on which the county does not have jurisdiction.

County Manager Anthony Dimas Jr. said that the proposal has been prepped for key staff members to review. He said the commission, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Navajo Nation have worked on the resolution for the past year.

County Attorney Doug Decker said the resolution can be sent ahead quickly or held for a comment session.

County Chairperson Genevieve...

City chooses plan for Coal construction project

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The City of Gallup agreed on a design option for the Coal Avenue Commons Construction Project Sept. 25 that will feature a plaza street.

Stanley Henderson, public works director for the City of Gallup, said the city worked with GallupARTS, the Business Improvement District, Gallup MainStreet and the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments on a plan to transform Coal Avenue, from First to Third streets, into an event street.

Henderson said the city held public meetings to stimulate downtown development and revitalization in a process dubbed “creative placemaking.”

He said three conceptual design options were formulated from the creative placemaking process. Visuals and...

Man charged with murder in 2nd Street stabbing

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Despite first responders life saving measures, an unidentified man died Oct. 3 from stab wounds sustained during an alleged confrontation with another man near Second Street and Hill Avenue.

Gallup Police responded to the area near Octavia Fellin Public Library shortly before 1 pm and found the badly injured victim.

Officers were able to get a lead on the suspect with the assistance of witnesses.

Detectives were called to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

Late Wednesday evening, Gallup Police arrested Gregory L. Long, 26, for an open count of murder. He was booked into the Gallup McKinley Adult Detention Center with...

Pedestrian fatally struck by a train in Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE — At around 7 pm Oct. 2, the New Mexico State Police investigated an incident in which a pedestrian was fatally struck by a train.

The initial investigation indicates that Gerald Paul Smith (62) of Albuquerque was trespassing on a restricted area of the rail road tracks near Commercial and Indian School when he was struck by a north bound Railrunner that had just left the downtown station.  Smith was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

It is unknown why Smith was on the tracks or whether alcohol was a factor in the incident. The investigation is ongoing with no additional information currently available.

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