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Mystery at Colonial Motel

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Gallup Police Department is seeking information from the public regarding a possible homicide. On April 25, GPD was called to Gallup Indian Medical Center for a possible rape. Once they arrived, there were more questions than answers on how a 39-year-old woman died.

The cause of death for Dione Thomas of Ft. Wingate, NM is...

From Detox to Jail

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Tamara Cleveland, 19, of Churchrock, N.M. was arrested and booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center after stabbing another female at the Gallup Detox Center several times.

According to the statement of probable cause, Gallup Police Officer D. Hoffman was dispatched to the detox facility in reference to a fight in the “women’s housing area.” When Hoffman arrived at the facility, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arnold Noriega had Cleveland in the back of his unit and medical personnel were checking on Direne Belingachee, who had been stabbed five times.

According to the report, Cleveland told Hoffman that she was sleeping and Belingachee kicked at her head...

A Gallup epidemic: Drinking in public

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A local eye sore of the community is the sight of intoxicated people walking around the streets, walking in front of traffic, aggressively panhandling customers in parking lots, the list goes on.

Citizens complained and the Gallup Police Department answered that call. In a special alcohol enforcement project, GPD officers and agents went all over Gallup and found people drinking in public and issued them summons to appear in court. The following are a list of people who received summons:

Gilbert Pinto, 48, of Gallup, N.M.

Benedict John Yazzie, 48, of Pinehill, N.M.

Kenneth Jones, 47, of Navajo, N.M.

Clifford Johnson, 52, of Gallup, N.M.

Caroline Denetclaw, 64, of Lupton...

A test for life

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SANTA FE – In the Public Health field, there are many things talked about every day about what you can do for your health. Diet and exercise are just the beginning.

Getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Not only is it quick and simple, it’s also usually confidential.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 2014 study found that one-third of adolescents didn’t talk about sexual health issues with their doctors at all during annual health visits. That’s a problem no matter how young or old we are. It’s important to be honest with our doctors about your...

Five tribes head to Tribal-State Gaming Compact

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GALLUP – The 2015 New Mexico-Tribal Gaming Compact is the focus of a meeting between U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the Navajo Nation, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache Nation, Pueblo of Acoma and Pueblo of Jemez in Washington, D.C., May 14.

That’s according to Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates.

Bates said on Tuesday that the tribal gaming compact was submitted to Jewell for her 45-day review and approval on April 20.

He said that the May 14 meeting is to insure that Jewell approves the compact.

It took the Navajo Nation three years of negotiations and the unexpected but welcomed addition and support of two tribes and two Pueblos before the New...

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