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Projecting electricity consumption: Supply vs. demand, infrastructure, finances reviewed at city meeting

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The City of Gallup’s Electric Department may very well be on its way to raising its electricity rates, according to a 10-year financial plan. And it’s all hinged on supply and demand.

After addressing a timeline of financial landmarks within the last couple of years at the City Council’s work session meeting on...

Hotel thieves apprehended

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A man staying at the Econo Lodge on 3101 West Hwy 66 got a lucky break when Gallup Police Department officers caught up with thieves that had broken into his red Dodge pick up and stole some items on Jan. 18.

The Colorado man got all of his items back thanks to a curious front desk clerk that witnessed the suspects’ shady behavior. She went outside to take a closer look at the activity, then hid behind a pillar to call 911. It resulted in the arrest of Corey Daniel and Jeremy Henry.

A preliminary report states that at about 10 pm, police were dispatched to the hotel, in which they discovered a broken window on the red Dodge. The front desk clerk told police that a black, Dodge...

Yatahey couple home robbed, car stolen

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YATAHEY– A couple experienced a catastrophic loss Jan. 12 in the form of material possessions. Stolen from the home of James and Elaine Henderson was more than $18,000 worth of reported belongings, along with the theft of their gun metal blue Chrysler 300C, with an estimated worth of about $35,000.

Jewelry, a Stetson hat, Navajo baskets, firearms, clothing, and expensive liquor, including an engraved bottle labeled “The Senator’s Whisky,” were among some of the many items listed as stolen in McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nacona Clark’s report.

A neighbor saw two suspects moving stuff out of the home, prompting him to call police.

UPDATE: MCSO Lt. James Maiorino...

Triple drug possession bust

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What began as an attempt to arrest David Gabaldon for an outstanding warrant, resulted in a mini drug bust of Gabaldon and two of his friends Jan. 13.

But not without chase.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Johnson Lee and another deputy went to 210 E. Princeton to try and make contact with Amanda Quintana, a wanted felon who was known to stay at the residence. They made contact with Gabaldon, however, and confirmed that he had a warrant for his arrest. He fled before police could get him in handcuffs.

Lee would return to the scene later to finish what he started. So, he kept his eye on a car that peaked his interest for good reason.

Gabaldon had attempted to duck in...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Cowtown Feed & Livestock owner Dudley Byerley may have a dishonest employee, or two, according to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nacona Clark’s report. Byerley said that he placed $550.50 in the register, but didn’t lock it. The alleged theft occurred when Byerley and some other workers were outside of the store loading cattle.

When he returned inside to get money for gas, there was $200 missing from the till. David Willie, Jr. and Lloyd Lee were named as suspects as they were in the store for a period of time as Byerley loaded cattle. The report doesn’t state whether the money was located. And Lee was arrested on an outstanding...

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