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Graduation dress code discussion

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What to do about traditional, RELIGIOUS, PERSONAL ITEMS

The start of May signals the start of graduation season. High school students across the country are about to be recognized for their achievements and cross the stage to accept their diplomas and complete a formative chapter of their lives.

While this occasion is a...

School board to vote on renaming school district

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Public can vote online

Gallup McKinley County Schools could have a new name down the road, depending on the outcome of the discussion to be held by the Board of Education at an upcoming meeting.

No information about the meeting is available at this time, including the projected cost, except that it will occur later in May.

The discussion was supposed to be held during the April 29 meeting, but it was tabled after a motion by Board Secretary Michael Schaaf, stating more time was needed to gather feedback from the public.

The decision to table was not without opposition, however.

“We’re capable of making the decision [on our own],” Dist. 1 member Kevin Mitchell said during the...

City Council hears updates on fiscal year budget

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Projected amounts for rec centers, fire, police operations

The Gallup City Council recently held a special meeting to hear from numerous city departments about their proposed budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.

A chart included in the April 25 presentation showed the 2018 actual fund expenditures came to about $31 million, an increase over the 2017 expenditures of over $25 million. The projected budget for 2019 was listed at about $28 million.

The presentation also included highlights of the General Fund Expenditures, which include:

$183,000 for Red Rock Park Utilities

Health insurance cost increase budgeted at 12 percent and dental insurance at 5 percent for FY2020 budget...

State police agents make arrest in Rita Jaramillo case

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LOS LUNAS, N.M. – On Oct. 1, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was asked to assist the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office with a missing persons case.

On Sept. 23, the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office was called to a trailer house that had been burned belonging to Rita Jaramillo at 6 San Luis Rey Place in the El Cerro Mission District of Los Lunas. Deputies learned from family members that they haven’t heard from Rita Jaramillo since Sept. 20.

Valencia County detectives had reason to believe there was foul play involved so Jaramillo was listed as missing and the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted to investigate the case.

On April 29...

Gallup joins Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz

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Buckle up for safety

The Gallup Police Department will participate in the Cinco de Mayo Super-blitz by conducting Buckle up and Click It or Ticket enforcement.  The campaign will run from May 1-7 throughout the City of Gallup, at the same time as other DWI enforcement campaigns are being conducted. This effort is to increase safety for all who will be traveling New Mexico roads.

For more information, contact Gallup Police Department (505) 863-9365.

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