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Stage show brings Elvis Presley to life

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More than 700 see Elvis impersonator shake, rattle, roll

Elvis Presley didn’t die, he simply went on tour.

That’s the feeling that most in the capacity crowd got at a March 25 show in which Elvis impersonator Lonnie Yanes of Albuquerque performed tribute songs at the Gallup High School Auditorium. The near 90-minute...

RMCHCS Urgent Care grand opening party

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Scenes from Gallup Cheer Team Banquet

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McKinley County unemployment rate at 9.5 percent

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McKinley still one of NM’s top jobless counties

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in February 2017, up from 6.7 percent in January and 6.6 percent a year ago.

In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for February was 9.5 percent and in neighboring Cibola County, about a 55-minute drive from Gallup, the unemployment rate for February was 8.6 percent. The unemployment rates for both McKinley and Cibola counties were down a little from January, with McKinley’s rate at 9.7 percent and Cibola’s rate at a former 8.8 percent.

The unemployment statistics are one month behind due to the amount of time required to compile them, officials with the New...

Milan hires Pat Salazar from MCSO

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New chief plans upgrades for the department

MILAN – Like the set of “True Detective” or “The Streets of San Francisco,” the Milan Police Department headquarters is reminiscent of a police headquarters from a 1970s-era TV police show.

Despite cramped headquarters, the roughly dozen cops make it work. While the new Chief of Police Pat Salazar takes note of functional aesthetics of the MPD, he’s focusing his energy on boosting morale and bringing the staffing count to 15 full-time officers.

In a way, Salazar has come full-circle. He got his start in law enforcement in Milan in 1995, working there for five years alongside a K9 working dog Themis.

Salazar also hails from...

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