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Working to make Gallup a ‘beautiful’ place

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Newly inaugurated Gallup City Councilor Fran Palochak (District 4) is on a mission to change her beloved hometown’s image.

And Palochak knows from her 25 years of experience as the 11th Judicial District’s court clerk and deputy court executive officer that it’ll take everyone that lives in and around...

‘Talent Showcase’

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McKinney, Palochak take oath of office

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It took only minutes for Mayor Jackie McKinney to be sworn in as mayor for a second term and for freshman District 4 Councilor Francisca “Fran” Palochak to take the oath of office.

McKinney was moved to tears after taking the oath, thanking his wife and family for their support.

He told the crowd that the agenda is “clear” and that “we don’t need to be driven by an outside agenda.”

The mayor later said that the outside agenda is the media, but didn’t delve into details.

Meanwhile, Palochak said after being sworn in that she would like to hold a weekly meeting in different parts of her district to address concerns and to help educate residents on how the wheels of...

Thieves make off with historian’s prized, southwest collection

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Police busy with a garden variety

of robbery calls

When it comes to raising a family, one thing that most all people have in common is the want to keep them safe and secure. This security becomes threatened when someone breaks into the family home, or steals or destroys something on the property. The multiple burglaries that have struck, not just in the city, but McKinley County as a whole, serve as a reminder for citizens to be vigilant.

Martin Link, a well-known local writer, historian and all around Gallup citizen, just had this happen to him last month. According to the police report filed, Link was given a stack of ceremonial newspapers that he wanted to add to his collection...

WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER

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Gallup Police Department

April 3

North side neighborhood North 5th and West Wilson area

“You’re not going to shoot me in the back”

That’s what Roman Ortiz allegedly told Nathan Holman after trying to steal his dirt bike from his residence. Holman confronted Ortiz with a gun in his hand, protecting his property. Ortiz then reportedly yelled, “You’re not going to shoot me in the back” and left the area running. After a short search of the area and a chase around the North side neighborhood, Ortiz was located, intoxicated, and arrested for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Interestingly enough, Ortiz had just...

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