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GLP announces construction plans for trans-loading project

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Jobs expected to be plentiful as $4M project unfolds

Members of McKinley County’s business community, along with city and county officials, gathered Oct. 17 for a groundbreaking ceremony related to the $4-million Gallup Energy Logistics Park.

Gallup Land Partners, LLC, and the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation announced that the first phase of the project is set to start within seven to 10 days.

“This is an exciting day,” Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney said in opening remarks. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those of us in this community.”

Next up is the construction of the project’s first phase – which includes the laying of some...

FBI releases 2015 stats on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

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WASHINGTON D.C. - According to statistics collected by the FBI, 86 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2015. Of these, 41 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 45 officers died in accidents. In addition, 50,212 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults.

Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks and selected assaults resulting in injury are included in the 2015 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, released Oct. 18.

Felonious Deaths

The 41 felonious deaths occurred in 21 states and in Puerto Rico. The number of officers killed as a result of...

Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee dies at age 96

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TUBY CITY, Ariz. - The Navajo Nation lost a great treasure in the passing of Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee Sr. on Oct. 14 at 9:50 am.

“Dan Akee was not just a Navajo Nation treasure. He was an international treasure and icon whose service will stand as a testament to the freedom of all Americans,” Navajo Nation President Begaye said.

Sergeant Major Akee was 96 years old when he died. According to Akee’s son, Dan Akee Jr., his father was born just north of the Coalmine Chapter house on Nov. 11, 1919.

In 1944, Akee joined the Armed Forces when he heard they were recruiting Navajos.  He became a member of the Code Talker team attached to the 4th Marine Division of...

Does Chiapetti Have Proof that Turner Dropped the Ball?

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A matter involving a popular basketball coach who’s no longer at the helm of one of New Mexico’s most successful girls basketball programs has raised questions among Gallup High School students and their parents. A letter kept guarded until its recent release to the Sun doesn’t fully clarify the situation, and some suggest the matter needs further investigation.

A two-page letter dated July 25, 2016, sent from Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti to Gallup High School girls basketball coach Kamau Turner gives notice that Turner’s coaching contract with the McKinley district is null and void.

“I am writing you as...

GLP announces groundbreaking for Gallup Energy Logistics Park

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GGEDC, BNSF to be on hand

Officials at the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, Gallup Land Partners, LLC, along with officials from McKinley County, the city of Gallup, and various officials from the state of New Mexico are set to get together Oct. 17 for a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park.

The $4 million project,  which will begin operations in January 2017, will provide business within its 2,500-acre area, premier shipping, and logistic services of long-haul freight from highway to rail.

“Growing our region’s transportation network will benefit our business and our community as a whole,” Patricia Lundstrom...

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