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BREAKING NEWS: Body found by King Dragon

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Gallup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said she received a call at about 5:45 pm this evening that a deceased male was found west of King Dragon restaurant, 1212 U.S. 491.

"It doesn't look like there was any foul play," she said, adding that the body of the unidentified male will be sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy.

And it's not that the police must wait to tell the next of kin before releasing his name to the public – the man had no identification on him. Instead, police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man, which Morrissette estimates to be in his 20s.

The man has a slender build, with his stature on the shorter side. He has short, brown hair with...

City: Curb and gutter improvements just around the corner

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Each council district to be treated ‘equally’

About $1.5 million is budgeted for curb and gutter improvements at various areas around the city and it’s a matter of time before a project start date kicks in, officials said. The final cost of the improvements hasn’t been etched in stone, so that amount could end up a bit higher after workshops and council meetings within the next few weeks, Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson noted.

“It involves budgeting and planning,” Henderson said of the project. “I anticipate that we’ll have a final plan soon.”

Henderson said the project is something that’s been listed on the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement...

Annual ‘Comcast Cares Day’ to cleanup downtown

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April 30 cleanup coincides with Earth Day

From his view just outside of the back door of his business, amid a pile of litter and discarded bulk items, Knifewing Segura, CEO and founder of the Downtown Conference Center on Coal Avenue, said he can only speculate how long the debris will stay in one spot.

Hopefully, not long, Segura muses.

The Comcast cable company downtown cleanup, slated for April 30, is a step is a big help, but definitely not a cure-all.

“There are days when it’s worse than others,” Segura said. “Some people complain, but not nearly enough that should be complaining.”

Segura said the area is a hot spot for drunks and vagrants and that people dump...

Senior Day pranks go wrong; possible criminal action pending at Miyamura High

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Areas of Gallup High left in shambles

GALLUP – A few seniors apparently took pranks a little too far on Senior Day this week and one area principal says he’ll find out if criminal charges are warranted as a result of the situation.

Jack McFarland of Miyamura High School said a pre-planned activity on April 19 whereby seniors engaged in pranks carried the matter over to some late night vandalism.

“It looks as though after these few people went home for the school day and after the planned activity, they came back to school and somehow got into the building,” he said. “We’re talking about no more than three, four, maybe five individuals.”

McFarland said two...

State Rep. D.Wonda Johnson facing lawsuit

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Former campaign manager says he’s owed $26,000, plus

ALBUQUERQUE – A lawsuit related to a campaign management matter and filed in January 2016 hasn’t yet been settled and it looks like there’s no telling when there will be some closure on it, records suggest.

D. Wonda Johnson, the area state representative who is the subject of the suit, filed in the 2nd Judicial Court, offered no information April 18 as to when the matter would be disposed of.

Johnson, D-Church Rock, the incumbent candidate for a New Mexico District 5 House of Representative seat, reportedly owes her former campaign manager Keegan King, president of Atsaya, Inc., of Albuquerque, $13,375, plus...

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