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UNM-Gallup selects new CEO

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University of New Mexico Interim Provost Craig White is proud to announce the selection of Dr. James Malm as the new Chief Executive Officer for the UNM-Gallup Campus.

Malm will begin his position on Nov.13.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Malm as CEO of UNM-Gallup. James’ broad experience and passion for...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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GPD WARRANT ARRESTS

William G Candler, III, Dexter Shorty, Edison Yazzie, Jr., Randy Casuse, Dezeri Marie Diaz, Michael L. Gruber, James Earl Vinson, Trumayne Nez, Javin Q. Smith, Martin Morales, Bobby Gorman, Virgil F. Martinez, Sr., Shyleka Goldtooth, Earl J. Begay, Kyle Begay, Ronald A. Daggett, Victor B. Badoni, James Hunter Lange, Jonah Isralie Jones, Robert Earl Peters, Douglas Begay, Calvin Hardy, Mallory Begay, Derrick Billy, Adrian Thomas, Morgan Murphy, Ricky Peterson, Shaine A. Williams, and Carlos Jake.

MCSO WARRANT ARRESTS

Marvin Yazzie, Jennie Abeita, Zachary Kee, Brandon Chee, Michelle Foster, Tony Armijo, Chad Tsosie, Bobby Caldwell, and Pamela King.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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The legal limit is .08

Jonathan Tsosie

Oct. 28, 8:45 pm

DWI

Tsosie, 31, had rear ended another driver on State Highway 264. As McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero spoke to Tsosie, he “could smell the strong odor of an intoxicating liquor coming from his persons and breath,” according to the police report.

Tsosie admitted to drinking a six pack of Bud Light. He agreed to take field sobriety tests, and blew a .15 twice during the breath test.

Teodoso Rojo

Oct. 26, 2:10 am

DWI, Aggravated

MCSO Deputy Frank Villa, Jr. came to the aid of a Navajo Police Department officer in pursuit of Rojo on U.S. 491. Rojo wasn’t pulling over. Finally, with the...

UNM-G student group hosts panel on Uranium

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The UNM Gallup campus student association UNITY held a forum at Calvin Hall on the effects on health caused by historic uranium mining and milling in greater Gallup, Grants, and Crownpoint Nov. 2.

Five panelists spoke from their experiences over the last 50 years.

“There is no such thing as remediation when it comes to uranium,” Dr. Christine Lowery said to an auditorium of students, faculty, and area community members.  “What I appreciate about eastern coastal tribes is they’re looking ahead seven generations. I live on the lip of the Jackpile mine.”

Jackpile is short for the Jackpile-Paguate uranium mine site located at the Pueblo of Laguna. The site was mined from 1953...

AG Balderas shuts down deceptive veterans’ charity

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Sham charity raised money, but had no local programs

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6, a settlement between 27 states and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization’s dissolution.

The states alleged thousands of deceptive solicitation violations against VietNow for misrepresenting its charitable programs to donors, including in New Mexico. The investigations of VietNow by Attorney General Balderas and other states led to the present negotiated resolution.

“Preying on New Mexicans’ generosity and desire to help our veterans is disgusting and I pleased to say we have shut down this sham...

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