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Jesse Begay, 52, Tohatchi, NM

Begay was arrested June 15 after being called into Metro Dispatch as a possible intoxicated driver. According to the report, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Chanelle Preston, while she was at Wal-Mart looking for the vehicle, Lt. Edwin Yazzie spotted the vehicle getting...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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North side District

Jonathan Deschine, 26, of Saint Michael’s, Ariz. was on his way to Farmington, NM when he pulled over on Highway 608 to check his tire pressure. A pickup truck pulled up behind him and a Caucasian male got out of the vehicle, pointed a black pistol at him and took off with his Silver 2015 Subaru with an Ariz plate of BKK8972. As of June 30 the vehicle was still reported as stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410 or 911.

East side District

Matthew Morrison, 57, of Moorpark, CA (not the famous Glee actor) was driving on Interstate 40 when the wind blew a construction sign into the side of his...

Governor orders clean up of Kirtland fuel spill

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ALBUQUERQUE —Governor Susana Martinez announced that the U.S. Air Force is now pumping and treating water from a jet fuel leak first detected at Kirtland Air Force Base in 1999 July 1.

While previous administrations failed to hold the Air Force accountable, Martinez’s administration has worked closely with the Air Force to facilitate the clean-up.

“Protecting our precious water supply is non-negotiable,” Martinez said. “We have taken the necessary steps to begin addressing the Kirtland fuel spill when other administrations hesitated to engage with the problem. The U.S. Air Force has stepped up and done the work required by my Administration to begin remediating the plume of...

Gallup’s own 11u baseball team headed to Las Cruces July 1-5 to play in the global world series. They just took 2nd at the USSSA state tournament.

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Very back row: (Left to Right): Coach Ramon Guerrero,  Coach Oscar Flores,  Coach Nate Sellers,  Coach Tommy Gonzales Jr., Coach Rafael Rodriguez

Middle Row (Left to Right):

#12 Nolan “Crusher” Spencer

#13 Isaac Gonzales

#11 Talan West

#28 Daniel Guerrero

#2 Cael Stewart

#23 Jeremiah Paredes

#7 Antonio Lovato

Front row (Left to Right):

#6 Clayton Hall

#24 Rhys Sellers

#21 Roman Herrera

#17 Antonio Rivas

#42 Oscar Flores “Jr”

#1 Tyler “Lobo” Griego

#9 Mathias Rodriguez

Allison Road project breaks ground

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A Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held in Gallup June 23 for the new Allison Road interchange project. Community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens were on hand to hear Gov. Susanna Martinez praise the legislature for working as a bi-partisan unit to pass the Capital Outlay Bill that awarded $4.5 million in state funding toward this project.

Attendees heard Martinez, Mayor Jackie McKinney, and Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Tom Church celebrate the successful allocation of $4.5 million in state funding for the project.

“This creates a road to the future,” said Mayor Jackie McKinney. He praised Martinez’s commitment and integrity...

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