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Man hit by train identified

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When first responders arrived at the railroad crossing at Second Street and Highway 66 shortly after 1 pm Sunday, there wasn't much they could do for the man caught in the wheels of the train. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the man, who has been identified as 32-year-old...

District spent nearly $100k on salaries, legal fees during Chiapetti’s leave

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After several efforts requesting documentation regarding the investigation of Gallup-McKinley County Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti, and the cost of such an investigation, Custodian of Records and Superintendent Secretary Joan Nez, disclosed some financial information to the Gallup Sun in a response letter dated Jan. 4.

According to the letter, Chiapetti was paid $42,690.87 while on leave; Acting Superintendent Carmen Moffett was paid $12,058.48; and legal fees added up to $45,248.09. A grand total of $99,997.44.

The response letter also states that, “On November 12th Central Office received confidential documentation from the GMCS School Boards lawyer regarding the...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Emmanuel Tsosie of Blue Gap, Ariz. faces charges for aggravated battery and DWI for some late night, drunken antics. It appears that jealousy motivated him to throw a can of beer at his friend, leaving a laceration, as they partied at Motel 6 on west Hwy 66.

Tsosie, 27, then reportedly chased his girlfriend, who dived over the front desk counter at the motel, prompting a worker to call the police. The woman said he accused of her of cheating with the man he nailed in the head with a beer. He then tried to drive off in his white KIA, but Gallup Police Department officers were blocking all the exits. He was charged with a DWI and Aggravated...

Six district schools earn grade of “B” or “A” on PED report card

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Board members weigh in

With a fresh new year ahead, Gallup-McKinley County Schools students, faculty, and administrators, continue to work with students on improving and refining learning techniques and test scores.

It’s likely that many of the schools in the district have the New Mexico Public Education Department’s school grades, released on Dec. 18, on their minds as they look for ways to improve student performance.

The report card showed that six district schools earned a grade of “B” or “A” for the 2014-15 school year.

Miyamura High, Gallup Middle College High, Ramah High, Chief Manuelito Middle, Indian Hills Elementary, and David Skeet Elementary schools –...


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Steven O. Henry

Dec. 11, 6:55 pm

2nd DWI, Aggravated

Henry didn’t stand a chance of getting away from this DWI. He was involved in an accident at 911 E. Green St., and fled to Duke City at 1512 E. Hwy 66.

His silver-colored Toyota Camry had sustained heavy front end damage and both the driver and passenger airbags had been deployed. Gallup Police Department Joe Roanhorse noticed an empty bottle of Yukon Jack in the passenger seat. Henry, 41, readily admitted to drinking and upon the breath test he blew a .24/.26. The legal limit is .08.

Wanda M. Brown

Dec. 4, 6:15 pm


Brown, 57, got into trouble for backing into a customer that was waiting in the Taco Bell east drive...

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