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Mission House Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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Early Christian Reformed missionaries searched for a location for a mission in the southwest and in late 1902 found Smith’s Ranch about 6 miles east of Gallup. It included 320 acres, a house with 7 rooms, a well, windmill and a few out buildings. They named the place Rehoboth.

They added a dining room and kitchen to...

Celebrating Educators

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October Teacher of the Month

REHOBOTH—Lorrinda Horace, a second-grade teacher at Rehoboth-Christian Elementary School, took time out of her busy school schedule to share her thoughts on winning Camille’s Sidewalk Café, “Teacher of the Month” and shares what she likes to do in her spare time, when she’s not  teaching.

There were more than 40 entries for October “Teacher of the Month” title and Horace received three nominations.

Sun: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Horace: My name is Lorrinda Horace, I am 42-years-old and I live in St. Michaels, Ariz. I have two sons and one daughter. I really started off working at a small Christian school, called...

Woman’s body found in field

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Gallup Police Department responded to a call about a woman found unconscious in a field, north of Magic Car Wash on West Jefferson Avenue Oct. 14. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

An official from the Office of the Medical Investigator arrived on scene to poke around for clues to how the woman died. GPD Capt. and spokesman Rick White said based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that that no foul play was involved and she died sometime during the night.

The Native American woman was sleeping on a tarp and was covered with a blanket when a woman from a nearby homeless encampment discovered her body. Police arrived on the scene, shortly before 7:30 am.

White said the...

Robbery suspects still on the lam

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Police asking for public’s help

Pinnacle Bank Robber Wanted

Despite solid images of the suspect’s face and tattoos, the man that robbed Pinnacle Bank east is still at large.

Pinnacle Bank on 1804 E. Aztec Ave was robbed at 10:37 am Sept. 25. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said that witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male with a mustache in his early twenties, between 5’7” - 5’8” tall, and medium build.

He has a tattoo on his neck and right inner forearm. He was wearing sunglasses, a black short-sleeved polo shirt with a red long-sleeved shirt under it, black pants, and dark-colored boots. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a light...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Thoreau, 10/11

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne King was dispatched to a call of an abandoned trailer on fire on Frontier Street in Thoreau, shortly after 9 pm. According to the deputy’s report, Thoreau Fire Department Commander Jake Laroy said the fire started in the living room. The caller who reported the fire stated that she noticed a white pickup truck in the area, and didn’t notice anyone on foot in the area.


Gallup, 10/10

MCSO Deputy Josie Bowman took an incident report regarding a white Nissan SUV abandoned near a ditch, near the motocross arena. The incident report states that the vehicle “was high center and the...

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