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MISSING: Jones Ranch man last seen in Gallup

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Jones Ranch resident Roger Nelson, 47, who reportedly went missing Dec. 19.

Nelson’s wife, Elsie Nelson, said on Dec. 18, her husband dropped her off at Sandia Resort and Casino that morning for “training.” He was driving her 2007 silver...

Gov shutdown temporarily closes NN museum store

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Other stores to close for inventoryBy Rick Abasta
Navajo Arts & Crafts Enteprise

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise announced Dec. 26 that the store location at Navajo National Monument has been closed due to the federal shutdown.

The partial federal shutdown is now on its sixth day and there is uncertainty about when the standoff will end between the White House and Congress.

In the interim, travelers are encouraged to visit other NACE store locations in Cameron, Chinle, Kayenta, Shiprock and Window Rock.

NACE is going to be closing all store locations from Jan. 1-7, 2019 due to store inventory. Normal store hours will resume Jan. 8....

18-year-old arrested for exploitation of children

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES — In September of 2018 the New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau followed up on a Cyber Tip regarding child pornography.

The Cyber Tip came from the online dating application Tumblr. A photograph that was downloaded and attached on their application was considered child pornography.

Through an extensive investigation New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned the IP address came back to a residence in T or C which was being used by Daryl Harlan Thomas, 18.

Agents from the State Police Investigation Bureau in conjunction with the Special Agents from the Attorney General’s ICAC task force executed a search warrant on...

‘Tis the season to shop…with a cop

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Program kindles long-lasting friendship with law enforcement

The sight of flashing blue and red lights in front of the Gallup Walmart, 1650 W. Maloney Ave., was hard to miss the morning of Dec. 15. A row of police units in front of the store indicated something was happening inside — and indeed, something was going on behind Walmart’s doors. But despite any preconceptions of flashing lights and police units, the events unfolding at the scene were, well, jolly and nice.

The occasion was “Shop with a Cop,” an event during which selected McKinley County children visited Walmart, paired up with a police officer and a $100 gift card.

Children throughout McKinley County...

Hospital CEO reviews progress under Commission

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‘Drastic improvement’ in fiscal state of RMCHCS

David Conejo, CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, was present at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners regular meeting Dec. 18 to discuss the progress RMCHCS has made in the past four years.

“We are very much in debt to [the Commission],” Conejo said during the meeting.

During those four years, Conejo said the hospital initiated a substance-abuse program, with improvements to the rehab services and upgrades to the facility’s labs.

Conejo said the cost of the facility’s renovation, which has been paid, was $1.5 million.

In addition, another $500,000 was spent to repair part of the roof of the...

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