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Gallup memorializes Bernhard Schulze

Sometimes a kind word or gesture goes a long way toward being remembered.

A Gallup man wise in the ways of the street passed recently and was remembered by those whose lives he touched through the years. Dozens gathered in his honor.

The memorial service for Bernhard Schulze was...

McKinley County Board of Commissioners supports Superfund NPL designation

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The McKinley County Board of Commissioners convened Jan. 23 for their regular meeting.

Included on the agenda was a proposal to add the San Mateo Creek Basin uranium legacy site to the Superfund National Priorities List.

Brenda Cook, NPL coordinator for the U.S. EPA joined by phone, along with colleagues LaDonna Turner, site assessment manager, and Adam Wiesce, community involvement coordinator.

“I apologize for us not being able to come, but because of the [federal] shutdown, they cancelled all travel,” Cook said.

The San Mateo Creek Basin is approximately 321 square miles within the Rio San Jose drainage basin in McKinley and Cibola counties. Numerous legacy uranium mines...

Gallup man wanted for attempted murder

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This is a developing story, please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

A local Gallup man, Ryan “Bama” Westman, is wanted for allegedly beating a man on the head with a blunt object, according to McKinley County Sheriff’s Department investigators.

At press time Jan. 25, MCSO Inv. Merle Bates said police caught up with Westman in Gamerco Jan. 24 and pursued him on northbound U.S. 491 to the Shiprock, N.M. area. New Mexico State Police and San Juan County law enforcement took charge from that point.

As of 3:45 pm, Jan. 25, Bates said Westman is still “at large.”

The reported assault to 57-year-old Mitchell Chavez occurred at #15 Zeta St. around 8:30 pm, Jan...

Gamerco burglar steals safe, jewelry

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Reports of a burglary on #800 Draco St. Jan. 23, brought McKinley County Sheriff’s Officers to the scene shortly after 1 pm, where a number of people were found crowding in front of the house. Dep. Jonathan Todachine Jr. witnessed as one woman, the daughter of the victim, began yelling at a man and accusing him of breaking into her mother’s home and stealing money from a safe, along with medication and jewelry, according to the police report.

The money in the safe totaled $3,000.

The woman, 37, pointed officers to the suspect’s shoes, which matched prints in the snow leading up to the window of the residence.

The suspect, Andrew Falcon, 41, was allegedly standing in the front...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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DRUG BUST

1/23, Gallup

McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. was dispatched to 300 West Nizhoni Blvd. after reports of a man in the area with meth in his possession. After arriving, Tsethlikai met Justin Pemberton, 32. There were no other drugs on Pemberton, according to the police report. He was booked for possession and an outstanding bench warrant.

DOUBLE-TAKE TASER

1/18, Gallup

As Gallup Police Department Officer Terrance Peyketewa responded to a call of a male drunk driver that was donning a checkered shirt and staggering into the 49er Lounge, he found only the dark pickup truck matching dispatch’s description.

But it wasn’t long before the man...

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