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Governor Susana Martinez unveils series of powerful TV ads to fight drunk driving

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ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled a series of powerful TV ads to fight drunk driving on the state’s roads and highways Nov. 17.

These new ads feature New Mexico State Police officers sharing their personal stories of coming face-to-face with the real and horrible consequences of drunk driving, witnessing the...

‘Let it Snow’

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Thank you Tracie and Raenona for sending in these “first snow” pics on Nov. 5. Got an interesting photo you want to share? Send name and caption to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Two NM legislators get MADD awards

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A national group that advocates against impaired driving announced their list of Legislators of the Year today which included two New Mexico lawmakers.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) named Sen. Lisa Torraco, R-Albuquerque, and Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, as two of 70 legislators from around the United States who pushed for laws that helped with MADD’s goal of eliminating impaired driving.

A press release from the group also touted New Mexico for being the only state to require ignition interlock devices before MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

“Prior to the Campaign, only one state — New Mexico — had an all-offender interlock law. Today, 25 states have...

Chiapetti continues his tenure with Gallup McKinley County Schools

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Chrissy Largo

Sun Correspondent

Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education voted 3-2 to retain Frank Chiapetti as superintendent.

The long-awaited results of Chiapetti’s fate came to a close after the Board spent nearly three hours hashing out their differences while in executive session at a special meeting Nov.12.

At the end of the meeting, each of the five-member board members gave their testimonies following the vote.

District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann, who supported Chiapetti’s return, was the first to speak about how the district has a long history of trying to find out ways on becoming fully educationally effective. He believes that the board is not there...

BREAKING NEWS: Hampton Inn west robbed

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Police need the public's help identifying a suspect that robbed the Hampton Inn west, 111 Twin Buttes Rd., at gunpoint around 8:10 pm. last night. Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said the suspect walked in and demanded an undisclosed amount of money and left the building, heading east on foot.

Witnesses describe the robber, who threatened the clerk with a silver handgun, as a Hispanic male in his 20s who stands between 5"8' to 5'10" tall and weighs between 160-190 lbs. He has a light complection and was wearing a large, black hooded jacket, jeans, brown boots, gloves, and a motorcycle helmet with a visor. Call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. A reward of up to $1,000 is being...

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