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Water line bursts near Second Street

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A number of customers near downtown Gallup were without water for about three and a half hours Sept. 24 after a water line burst.

Dennis Romero, water and sanitation director for the City of Gallup, said the line in the alley east of Second Street between Hill Avenue and Aztec Avenue opened up.

Romero said the saddle valve corroded over time, which led to the water gushing out earlier in the day.

Several addresses on Aztec Avenue, First Street, and Hill Avenue waited while the city made repairs to the water line, which was fixed by the end of the day.

“We were able to isolate it pretty quick,” Romero said, saying that they had been notified about the line break early in the...

2019 Fire Prevention Week theme announced

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You can be a hero without a cape

The City of Gallup opened its regular meeting Sept. 24 by introducing a VIP: Sparky, the mascot dog of the Gallup Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association.

Mayor Jackie McKinney issued a proclamation by the City of Gallup declaring Oct. 6 - 12 as Fire Prevention Week.

The message Gallup Fire Department wants to spread for Fire Prevention Week 2019 is “Not every hero wears a cape.” That includes Sparky.

Fire Prevention Week will involve numerous activities and information sessions that will help to ensure the safety and security of Gallup residents, McKinney said.

“We will urge people to be aware of their surroundings and...

Fire damages Highway 66 motel

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Gallup Police Department is investigating a structure fire that occurred about 3 am Oct. 1. The fire broke out at the Gardenia Hotel, 1305 W. Hwy. 66.

Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo said the fire resulted in extensive structure damage to the southeast corner of the motel, which caused the business to close. She said fourteen people were displaced by the blaze, and were assisted later in the morning by American Red Cross.

Gallup police and Gallup Fire Department are working to determine the cause of the fire.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are encouraged to call the Gallup Police Department (505) 863-9365, Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or Crime Stoppers at...

City prepares to move ahead with reconstruction project

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Five neighborhoods to receive new sidewalks, curbs

Staff from the City of Gallup and DePauli Engineering and Surveying held a neighborhood meeting Sept. 16 in which they addressed questions and comments about the Whole Block Reconstruction Project.

During the meeting, Gallup Public Works Director Stanley Henderson, said the current project in District 3 is the second part of the overall projection, and indicates five neighborhoods.

The Dist. 3 reconstruction includes Linda Drive and Nizhoni Boulevard, stretching between Sophie Avenue and Red Rock Drive. The project consists of removing soil, concrete, and landscape, and installing new curbs, gutters, and ADA-compliant sidewalks...

Shooting for women’s healthcare

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RMCHCS golf tourney raises $350K

The Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services raised approximately $350,000 of a $750,000 goal to upgrade and renovate the Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center. The funds were raised at its 23rd Annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament on September 14 at the Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup.

“Our fund raising efforts set a new record with the highest amount raised in the tournament’s 23-year history,” RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. “This will go a long way to upgrading the Women’s Health Center by providing a superior level of birthing and overall care for the women of McKinley County. We thank the community for...

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