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Threats made against local schools

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The Gallup Police reported receiving an emergency call from metro dispatch about a person who wanted to report an online employee posting, that included a threat to shoot up Gallup High School. The posting was on May 5. The call came in at 1:13 pm, May 6.  The Gallup McKinley schools have been notified and safety precautions...

Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory issued by Gallup Police

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The following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Juvenile Advisory from the Gallup Police Department. Please refer all media inquiries to the Gallup Police Department at (505) 722-2002.

The Gallup Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Emmanuel Gavin Haudley, a Native American male, 16 years old, 5’8” tall, 130 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair.  He has a diamond tattoo on his right hand and a bruised left eye.

He was last seen on May 12, around 4:55 pm, near South Fourth Street in the Gallup area. It is unknown what type of clothing he was last wearing. Emmanuel is MISSING and is believed to be in DANGER...

Graduation dress code discussion

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What to do about traditional, RELIGIOUS, PERSONAL ITEMS

The start of May signals the start of graduation season. High school students across the country are about to be recognized for their achievements and cross the stage to accept their diplomas and complete a formative chapter of their lives.

While this occasion is a happy time for students and their families, attire rules and regulations can seem like an obstacle to self-expression to some students, as was discussed by the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education during their April 29 meeting.

Dist. 1 member Kevin Mitchell spoke about graduation attire to the rest of the board.

“Every year, graduation happens and at...

School board to vote on renaming school district

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Public can vote online

Gallup McKinley County Schools could have a new name down the road, depending on the outcome of the discussion to be held by the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting.

No information about the meeting is available at this time, including the projected cost, except that it will occur later in May.

The discussion was supposed to be held during the April 29 meeting, but it was tabled after a motion by Board Secretary Michael Schaaf, stating more time was needed to gather feedback from the public.

The decision to table was not without opposition, however.

“We’re capable of making the decision [on our own],” Dist. 1 member Kevin Mitchell said during the...

City Council hears updates on fiscal year budget

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Projected amounts for rec centers, fire, police operations

The Gallup City Council recently held a special meeting to hear from numerous city departments about their proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

A chart included in the April 25 presentation showed the 2018 actual fund expenditures came to about $31 million, an increase over the 2017 expenditures of over $25 million. The projected budget for 2019 was listed at about $28 million.

The presentation also included highlights of the General Fund Expenditures, which include:

$183,000 for Red Rock Park Utilities

Health insurance cost increase budgeted at 12 percent and dental insurance at 5 percent for FY2020 budget...

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