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McKinney, Palochak take oath of office

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It took only minutes for Mayor Jackie McKinney to be sworn in as mayor for a second term and for freshman District 4 Councilor Francisca “Fran” Palochak to take the oath of office.

McKinney was moved to tears after taking the oath, thanking his wife and family for their support.

He told the crowd that the agenda is...

Thieves make off with historian’s prized, southwest collection

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Police busy with a garden variety

of robbery calls

When it comes to raising a family, one thing that most all people have in common is the want to keep them safe and secure. This security becomes threatened when someone breaks into the family home, or steals or destroys something on the property. The multiple burglaries that have struck, not just in the city, but McKinley County as a whole, serve as a reminder for citizens to be vigilant.

Martin Link, a well-known local writer, historian and all around Gallup citizen, just had this happen to him last month. According to the police report filed, Link was given a stack of ceremonial newspapers that he wanted to add to his collection...

WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER

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Gallup Police Department

April 3

North side neighborhood North 5th and West Wilson area

“You’re not going to shoot me in the back”

That’s what Roman Ortiz allegedly told Nathan Holman after trying to steal his dirt bike from his residence. Holman confronted Ortiz with a gun in his hand, protecting his property. Ortiz then reportedly yelled, “You’re not going to shoot me in the back” and left the area running. After a short search of the area and a chase around the North side neighborhood, Ortiz was located, intoxicated, and arrested for unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer. Interestingly enough, Ortiz had just...

MCKINLEY COUNTY WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Karen Moore, 35, of Yahtahey was arrested on April 13 and booked at McKinley County Adult Detention Center for Aggravated DWI (her fifth offense), driving on a suspended and revoked driver’s license,  vehicle to be insured, vehicle to be registered and open container in a motor vehicle. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Merlin Benally witnessed the Gold Hyundai Accent driven by Moore at Deadhorse Mustang on State Road 566.

After observing her “awkward” driving manner, as Benally described it, he ran the plate and found it to be expired. At the traffic stop, Benally noticed clues of DWI, such as the smell of intoxicating beverage, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech...

UNM Board of Regents approves tuition increase and incentivized tuition model

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ALBUQUERQUE—The University of New Mexico Board of Regents approved an innovative tuition model that offers an incentive for students to graduate in four years and predictability in financial planning for students and the university.

Regents passed a 3 percent tuition increase for next year. They also passed a plan that projects 3 percent increases in the coming years with no tuition charge in a student’s eighth semester if the degree is completed within four years.

The board also unanimously approved a 4.6 percent increase in fees for next academic year to pay for programs and initiatives supported by students. Combined, the overall increase for tuition and fees for next school...

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