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Pedestrian struck, killed near Gallup by alleged impaired driver

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MCKINLEY COUNTY – New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on New Mexico State Road 118, near mile post 27 east of Gallup, early Tuesday evening.

The initial investigation indicated that a 2003 Dodge van driven by Frank Adrian Jiron, 39, of Albuquerque was traveling west on SR 118. ...

Board of Commissioners approves resolution to declare McKinley County a Second Amendment Sanctuary

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Unanimous decision made during a special meeting

The crowd filled the third floor meeting room of the McKinley County Courthouse to capacity, pouring out into the lobby and first floor rotunda.

People had gathered to hear a reading of and voice either their support or opposition to a resolution presented to the Board of Commissioners that would preserve the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and declare McKinley County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.

A Second Amendment Sanctuary County has adopted resolutions to not enforce certain gun control measures that are seen as violating the Second Amendment. San Juan, Eddy, Curry, Quay, Socorro and Union counties are...

City Council approves resolutions for improvements to golf course

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The Fox Run Golf Course took center stage during the Gallup City Council’s regular meeting.

Three items that pertain to the course were listed on the meeting agenda, covering two areas of improvements to the course.



During the 2018 monsoon season, the golf course had issues with drainage around cart paths on certain holes. Water depth ranged from three to 10 inches on these holes, often rendering them unplayable for the customers.

The course also experienced major flooding on Sept. 6, with water depth around seven to nine feet on certain holes and compromising the integrity of the cart path near hole 18.

Matthew Alcala, director of the course, spoke for the...

Board of Commissioners approves resolution to oppose Environmental Review Act

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The McKinley County Board of Commissioners spent several minutes discussing a resolution in opposition to House Bill 206 at a special meeting.

HB 206, which is currently in the House State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee, provides rulemaking authority to the Environmental Improvement Board and enumerates the powers and duties of lead and cooperating agencies.

The bill, cited as the Environmental Review Act, intends to provide New Mexico with a high-quality environment now and in the future, including wildlife populations and clean air, water, and land.

It would require government agencies at all levels to consider the qualitative, technical and economic factors...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gamerco, Feb. 25

As soon as he got near the house on Ray Street in Gamerco near 1 pm on Feb. 25 and saw the blood on the driveway, McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Guillen knew someone had probably been injured.

He met Gilbert Rosales who said his son Chris had gotten into a fight and was laying down inside the house. Guillen went inside and found the son, who was bleeding with a swollen eye and possibly a broken nose.

Guillen said he asked him what happened and he refused to answer. The son was then asked if he wanted to press charges and he said no. He was then asked if Medstar shouldcome and examine him and he refused that as well.

Guillen said that...

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