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WANTED: Reward Offered for Johnny Black

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Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information that leads to the capture and arrest of Johnny Black.  Anyone with information will remain completely anonymous.

The New Mexico State Police is actively searching for Johnny Black, 32, of Pojoaque, NM.  Black is wanted for shooing at a State Police officer...

‘Wild Thing’ to pile on the excitement for its 25th anniversary

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Expect the unexpected next weekend

The 25th annual Wild Thing Championship Bullriding rolls into Red Rock Park July 13-14. This year’s event promises to live up to the excitement and visitor expectations, as said by event organizer Larry Peterson.

“There’s always something special at Wild Thing,” he said.

The concept for Wild Thing began brewing in Peterson’s head about 26 years ago, with the goal to putting on a fun, professional show for everyone to enjoy. From bringing in top pyrotechnics, bucking bulls, announcers and funny men, Peterson said he and organizers try to improve the event every year.

“[We] just keep fighting hard and climbing that ladder...

Northside residents say street drinkers continue to negatively impact city

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GPD Chief Phillip Hart on hand to answer tough questions

In the first six months of the year, there have been upwards of 29,000 calls to the police department, Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart said. Police expect calls to increase during July 4th festivities, as alcohol consumption increases and the city swells with visitors.

The most common call pertains to intoxicated individuals, Hart said. He also said they receive thousands of these calls, known as a code 203.

“We have to prioritize the calls we go on,” Hart said during a community meeting at the Neighborhood Senior Center, 607 N. Fourth St., June 28.

While frequent calls on transient activities are lower priorities, acts of...

AG meets with New Mexico and Mexico officials at the border

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SUNLAND PARK – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas urged the federal government to focus its efforts at the Mexican/American border on violent international criminal organizations, instead of on caging children and families in cold jail cells during a border visit July 2.

Balderas met with law enforcement leaders from southern New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico to discuss ongoing efforts to battle international crime and keep it from flowing into New Mexico.

While touring 12 miles of the international border in Sunland Park, Balderas discussed with local law enforcement how Sunland Park, one of the safest cities in the entire borderland, is a national model for how to keep out...

‘Keeping Families Together’

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