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GPD recovers stolen copper

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Gallup Police Department officers were sent to Armored Electric the morning of Aug. 3 to investigate a theft at the business.

According to GPD Detective Charles Wommack, officers responded and were able to gain access to surveillance video that showed two people in a white Chevrolet truck taking electric wiring from the...

Freeland to serve as interim superintendent for Rehoboth Christian School

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Dr. Franklin R. Freeland (B.A., M.A., Ed. D.) has been selected to serve as the Interim Superintendent for Rehoboth Christian School, starting officially on August  1, 2015.

Freeland comes to Rehoboth with over 35 years of management and leadership experience in the fields of health and education within state, tribal and  federal entities; including Indian Health Services, the Navajo Division of Education, and the Navajo Nation Head Start Program, amongst others. Dr. Freeland acquired his Master’s and Doctor of Education in Management & Development; and Counseling from New Mexico State University, and received his Bachelor of Arts in History & Biology from New Mexico Highlands...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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East Side, Gallup

Gallup Police Department Officer Norman Bowman arrested Nelbert Lee, 34, of Church Rock, NM July 26 after he was identified as being the person who pushed down Zelda Cadman, 46, of Gallup and took money out of her pants pocket. Cadman told Bowman that $300 was taken, but $12 was recovered from Lee’s person. The incident took place in a field next to Gallup Detox.

GPD Officers were searching for a red van, which had run a stop sign, when they got word that a red van had crashed into a fence in the area of Bortot and Boyd. Officer Daniel Brown wrote in his report that there was signs of a vehicle crash and parts of the vehicle were left behind...

Perspective: A More ‘Transparent’ School Board

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Obviously stung by the criticism in editorials and articles in the Gallup Independent – the only daily newspaper in town – the Gallup McKinley County School Board of Education attempted to deflect those opinions at the meeting held Aug. 3.

The regular meeting included – almost as an afterthought – the process on how to replace a board member in District 5 who had recently resigned due to his wife’s medical condition, and was also reported to take action on the evaluation of the Superintendent.

The issue quickly opened with some board members floundering to present their case for transparency, and most of the large crowd did not seem impressed with their statements, deeming...

New Mexico tax free weekend kicks off

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The tax holiday begins at 12:01 am on the first Friday of August and concludes on the following Sunday at midnight, Aug. 7-9.

During that time the law provides a deduction from gross receipts for retail sales of qualifying tangible personal property; in effect allowing the retailer to sell the items “tax free.”

Some categories have a set dollar maximum. To qualify for the deduction, clothing or shoes must be priced at less than $100 per unit. The price limit for desktop, laptop or notebook computers is $1,000, and for related computer hardware it is $500.

School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit. There are items specifically...

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