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Johnson kicks off campaign with fundraiser meet and greet

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An April 8 fundraiser held by state representative D. Wonda Johnson went well and was “very successful,” Johnson said.

The event, which was hosted by McKinley County Commissioner Genevieve Jackson, Gallup City Councilor Fran Palochak and State Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, took place at the Gallup Cultural Center and was...


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Seraphina Charley

March 10, 5:07 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

MCSO Task Force Superintendent Tammy Houghtaling was nearly hit at the intersection of McKinley and Montoya Blvd. Charley made a right turn, “at a high rate of speed,” nearly striking Houghtaling’s unit, as noted in her report. When she caught up with the vehicle, it had already ran a stop sign and wouldn’t pull over, that is, until it arrived at a residence, 511 E. Princeton Ave.

Charley said she was scared, as she was driving the vehicle without a license, registration, and the Interlock device installed, as required from her previous DWI. Houghtaling found a 12-pack of Steel Reserve on the...

Cop accused of beating girlfriend resigns

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Gallup Police Department Officer Valerie Wilson resigned from the Gallup Police Department this past week. She was placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly beating her girlfriend Jan. 10.

“She resigned prior to the conclusion of the internal affairs investigation,” GPD Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said.

In January, GPD Capt. Rick White said Wilson was placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation.

According to GPD Officer Dominic Molina’s report, the couple got into an altercation at Fire Rock Casino. Wilson reportedly knocked a drink out of her girlfriend’s hand and drove off and left her stranded at the casino.

The woman got a ride back...


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Gallup Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in catching the bandit or bandits that indiscriminately shot up homes and businesses April 1. The suspect(s) used either pellet or BB guns to cause an unspecified dollar amount in damages to area structures. Call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. You can remain anonymous. There’s up to a $1,000 reward available to those with information that leads to an arrest.


State Wrestling Champ College Bound

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Surrounded by family, Miyamura High School senior A.J. Starkovich looks happy with his choice on Apr. 13 after signing a National Letter-of-Intent to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa to use his wrestling talents for the next four years. From left, seated: Grandmother Joan Starkovich, dad Kenny, A.J., mom Yvetter Martinez, step-father Tony Martinez. Standing, from left: Grandfather Steve Starkovich, sister Tiara, and grandmother Corina Moreno.

Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

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