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DWI Death: Family seeks justice for tragic loss

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RELIVING the pain of a DAUGHTER gone

The Livingstons were a tight-knit family due in large part to Raven Livingston. She was described by her family as talkative, caring, and a friend to many people. She would do whatever was necessary to help her family and friends be happy.

However, she did not live to see her...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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6/16, Gallup

You meet all kinds of people at motels in Gallup, including people like Euronika Descheny.

Descheny, 26, of Gallup got into an argument on June 16 with the manager of the Zia Motel, 915 East Highway 66 and came out of it being arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage to property.

Gallup Patrolman Daniel Brown was dispatched to the motel just after midnight because of a complaint by the owner and manager of the motel, Bilweshkumar Patel. When he got to the motel, Patel appeared to be afraid and the person he was afraid of was Descheny.

Patel told Brown that he found Descheny in one of the rooms and told her she had to...


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Herbert Kee Yazzie

June 6, 3:42 pm

Aggravated DWI

The arrest of Hebert Kee Yazzie, 60, of Ganado was by the book, so to speak.

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious car, so a deputy was assigned to investigate and Yazzie was seen turning into the T&R feed store lot north of Gallup without using a turn signal.

He admitted to drinking to drinking “some” liquor that night, failed the field sobriety test and was arrested. He agreed to take a breath alcohol test and when the first sample came up with a .21 reading, he refused to take a second.

Deputies also found two open pints of vodka on the driver’s side floorboard so he was also...

Uranium mining, Medicaid highlighted at Commission meeting

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Leroy Tso was one of the speakers present at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting June 26. He was there to present for the action on Item 7, JUN-18-039, which would support “New Mexico’s Development of a Public Option Buy-In for Healthcare Coverage to Better Ensure Affordability and Choice.”

“We are here together because we feel it is important to stand strong and support the quality of affordable health care for all families,” Tso said.

Tso spoke on behalf of Strong Families N.M., a group formed to pass policy at local and state levels in support of a Medicaid Buy-In Plan, a publicly-funded healthcare option for everyone in New Mexico.

Tso suggested the...

Middle College prom, financials measures mulled at Board of Education meeting

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The end of the school year also brings prom season, a special time for many students about to graduate. The festivities serve as a way to cap off years of learning with some fun, and the issue of student safety is pressed more than ever during this special time.

But while Gallup-McKinley County Schools have safety procedures to follow, those rules could leave some students out of the excitement.

At the GMCS Board Meeting on June 18, Kelly Mortensen, parent of a student at Middle College High School at UNM-Gallup, brought up an image that was passed around about the policies regarding prom and safety. Due to the procedures in place, students attending Middle College were not able to...

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