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Bill passes in Special Session to allocate additional funds to unemployment claimants

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The state will re-allocate $194 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security CARES Act funding to a one-time supplemental unemployment compensation benefit to eligible claimants. Payments will be administered by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and received by claimants by mid-December...

Gallup Senior Center closed for cleaning

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The Gallup Senior Center will be closed from Nov. 25 through Dec. 4 for facility cleaning in response to a COVID-19 related incident.

All home-delivered meal consumers will receive their meals from a private vendor on Wed., Nov 25 and Fri. Nov. 27, as well as the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

There will be no Grab-n-Go meals available to senior consumers from Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.

Grab-n-Go meals will be available to senior consumers from 11 am-12 pm at the Route 66 RAILWAY Café beginning Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.

The City of Gallup is looking forward to preparing the Senior Center for continued services to the seniors with the highest standards of safety and...

President Nez calls for Arizona mask mandate

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Number of record high cases reported Friday as Navajo Nation lockdown continues

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health, in coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, reported a record-high 351 new COVID-19 positive cases for the Navajo Nation and five more deaths Friday.

The total number of deaths is now 623 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 8,045 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 146,196 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 14,441, including five delayed reported cases.

Navajo Nation COVID-19 positive cases by Service Unit:

·       Chinle Service...

Double homicide suspect arrested at Gallup hotel

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In a coordinated law enforcement effort, New Mexico State Police officers, along with federal law enforcement agencies, tracked down and arrested Adre Jordan Baroz Nov. 19.

Also known as “Psycho,” Baroz was wanted in connection for murder of two people in southern Colorado.

New Mexico State Police officers in Gallup aided ATF and U.S. Marshals Service in arresting Baroz, 26, at a hotel north of Gallup. He was taken into custody without incident.

Baroz was arrested on a fugitive of justice warrant for two counts of murder. He was booked by the New Mexico State Police into the Gallup-McKinley County Adult Detention Center where he awaits extradition to Colorado.

State Police net 200 lbs of pot at Gallup Port of Entry

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New Mexico State Police seized 204 pounds of Marijuana from a Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry west of Gallup, N.M. Nov. 19.

During a safety cab inspection conducted by State Police officers on the trailer of the CMV, officers observed six large cardboard boxes inside of the trailer with no markings. The six cardboard boxes located were not listed on the cargo. Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area of the carboard boxes. After a search, State Police officers found 204 pounds of Marijuana inside of the boxes.

The driver Arthur Ziretsyan, 25, of Van Nuys, CA was arrested without incident and booked into the Gallup-McKinley County...
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