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Gallup High School teacher inducted into USSSA Hall of Fame

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February 2019 Person of the Month

Becoming a Hall of Fame sports player requires tremendous sacrifice. Professional and personal moments pass by as a player trains and plays the game. But they press on in hopes of achieving the goal of every player – the championship title.

Joey Barreras, 49, admitted to missing...

City Council approves alley reconstruction project behind El Morro Theatre

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Project to correct water lines, fix surface

During its regular meeting Feb. 12, the Gallup City Council discussed a proposed reconstruction design for the alleyway south of Coal Avenue between Second and Third streets. Several water line breaks have plagued that location in what city Public Works Director Stanley Henderson views as a string of bad luck.

When asked by District Four Councilor Fran Palochak if this project would complete the work on the Coal Avenue alley, Henderson said this is the second phase of the project. The first phase was done on the alley stretching from First to Second streets, and the second phase will run between Second and Third streets.

“It is imperative...

City council discusses amendments to two ordinances

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Two ordinances pertaining to delinquent accounts and penalties with potential amendments were discussed by the Gallup City Council at their Feb. 12 regular meeting.

The ordinance involving delinquent utility accounts was spoken for by City Attorney Curtis Hayes, who said that this amendment is being added for the sake of flexibility.

Hayes stated that the city needs more definitive policies and procedures on the collection process for delinquent utility accounts. While city staff is working on creating said policies and procedures, the current ordinance has language that does not provide the flexibility that they are seeking.

For instance, delinquent accounts that are too small...

Nez-Lizer Administration brings message of hope to Black Falls residents

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Puts Bennett Freeze in the past

BLACK FALLS, Ariz. – President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and newly appointed Executive Director for the Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office, Robert K. Black, Jr., held an open meeting to listen to issues and concerns from local residents at the Black Falls Church, in the area commonly known as the Former Bennett Freeze Area, Feb. 12.

The majority of elderly Navajo people in attendance continue to be impacted by the Bennett Freeze, which  restricted any new development or improvements to 1.5 million acres of land that was in dispute between the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe, and was imposed by the federal government in 1966. The freeze...

Former U.S. service member charged with espionage

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American woman indicted along with four Iranian cyber criminals

A former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist has been charged with betraying her oath to protect and defend the United States by delivering sensitive national defense information to the Iranian government, according to an indictment unsealed today by the Department of Justice.

Monica Elfriede Witt, who served in the Air Force from 1997 through 2008 and then with a cleared defense contractor until 2010, is charged alongside four Iranians who allegedly used information provided by Witt in a cyber campaign to target and compromise other U.S. security personnel.

“Once a holder of a top secret security clearance...

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