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AG Balderas sues DeVos, Trump administration for abandoning student protections

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ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 19 states July 6, in suing the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for abandoning critical federal protections for students that were set to go into effect on July 1, 2017.

The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that the...

‘Balloon Over Gallup’

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DWI First Time Offenders

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NAME: Daylon Willie

AGE: 19

BOOKED: 6/26/17


NAME: Marvin J. Lucero

AGE: 45

BOOKED: 6/24/17

NAME:  Conan L. Caesar

AGE: 37

BOOKED: 6/24/17

NOTES: Open Container

NAME: JC Gomer Gordon

AGE: 34

BOOKED: 3/5/17


NAME: Roger Ponce

AGE: 21

BOOKED: 3/3/17


NAME: Amber George

AGE: 27

BOOKED: 2/23/17

Agg. DWI


AGE: 57

BOOKED: 2/25/17

Agg. DWI

NAME: Bernadine A. Hardy

AGE: 47


NOTES: Imm. Notice of Accident

Summer Nightly Indian Dances: Where culture, traditions merge

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The distant sound of drums beating, voices singing of prayers and thanksgiving, the aroma of fresh frybread lingering in the air in downtown Gallup can only mean one thing – the Gallup Summer Nightly Indian Dances are underway once again.

Marking its 34th year, the always anticipated Summer Nightly Indian dances are held nightly at the McKinley County Courthouse plaza from 7-8 pm Monday through Sunday, sponsored by the City of Gallup and Chamber of Commerce.

In the beginning, the event was held at the Red Rock State Park and attracted mostly tourists to the park’s museum and trails. Today, it not only attracts tourists from all over the world, but it entertains many...

WANTED: Man who gave false name to investigator

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A June 3 traffic stop landed a Zuni man in some hot water for providing a Sheriff’s investigator the wrong name during a traffic stop.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Merle Bates pulled Rodney Laiwakete over when he noticed that he turned down a dirt road leading from Rehoboth, to avoid a sobriety checkpoint set up by New Mexico State Police on State Highway 118.

Bates stated in the affidavit for an arrest warrant that Laiwakete actually went around a coned area set up by State Police.

“The driver then told (Bates) that he was trying to avoid the check point due to his passengers being intoxicated,” the warrant states.

Laiwakete claimed that he didn’t have his...

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