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Chiapetti continues his tenure with Board of Education

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The long-awaited results of Superintendent Frank Chiapetti’s fate came to a close after nearly three hours of hashing out their decision between board members while in executive session at the Board of Education for Gallup-McKinley County Schools special meeting Nov.12.

At the end of the meeting, each of the five-member...

Draft recommendations for Gallup Arts & Cultural District

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Bringing Gallup into the 21st Century is a little like beating a dead horse; all the exertion may release tensions but the horse still can’t haul the load. The difference is that if the community works together, the dead horse and the load can both be moved.

The Draft Recommen­dations for the Gallup Arts & Cultural District and Downtown were presented to the public for viewing on Nov. 12 in the Second Street Event Center. Interested participants were each given five adhesive stickers to place on the projects of their choice that they wanted to see implemented. There was a mixture of ideas: short, medium, and long-range plans that could and would change the landscape and use of this...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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The Creeper

Gallup, 11/12

When Gallup Police Department Officer Matthew Ashley arrived at 403 Arnold St. he saw a woman holding Randall Jim, who reportedly entered her home uninvited, against a wall to keep him running from the police.

According to Ashley’s report, the woman became aware that there was an intruder when she laid her daughter down to sleep and heard noises coming from her bedroom where Jim was creeping about. Jim reportedly entered her home through the bedroom window.

The woman knows Jim as the father of her cousin’s children. The footprints outside the bedroom window matched Jim’s shoes. He was arrested for breaking and entering.Trick or Treat to...

23 Candidates vie for GPD top spot

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Gallup City Clerk Alfred Abeita said 23 candidates applied to replace Chief Robert Cron when he retires in the coming months. Abeita said as of Nov. 18 that the city hasn’t set the dates on when they plan on holding interviews to round down the list.

However, according to a press release, a meet and greet for the five finalists is scheduled at the Second Street Events Center from  5:30-7:30 pm on Dec. 1.

Here’s the list of the applicants:

Robert Brodnan of Las Vegas, NV

Scott Conner of Roswell, NM

Kevin Curreri of Avon, CT

Daryl Fisher of Black Mountain, NC

Richard Geib of Oak Ridge, NJ

Deidra Gonzales of Gallup, NM

Rick Harrison of Roosevelt, UT

Geoffrey Herweg of...


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Tierro R. Haley

11/13, 2:21 am

1st DWI, Aggravated

Haley first caught a police officer’s attention when he was napping in his Dodge Charger at the Giant ON 1223 E. Highway 66. Before an officer could approach him, he took off and led Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso on a high speed chase through the side streets of Gallup and Highway 66, reaching speeds of more than 60 mph.

He also ignored and drove over police “stop sticks.” Haley eventually stopped and parked at Chuska Apartments and popped open the trunk. Troncoso noted that Haley, 24, showed the signs of intoxication and admitted to drinking five “Yukon Jacks.” Police also found a pipe and marijuana...

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