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July Fourth will include fireworks in McKinley County

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County Commission takes no action to ban fireworks

The discussion of a possible ban on certain types of fireworks picked up where it left off during the McKinley County Board of Commissioners’ recent regular meeting.

As discussed at the May 7 meeting, the Board of Commissioners heard the regional drought conditions read...

School board recognizes Navajo Pine student

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Scholarship winner cries into burger when he finds out

The Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education started their recent meeting by taking time to recognize the only Gates Millennium Scholar from GMCS this past school year.

Granite Louis, a senior from Navajo Pine, was commended for being given the award at the board’s May 20 meeting.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” Hyatt said during the meeting. “Very few students receive this scholarship.”

The Gates Millenium Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that will apply to both undergraduate and graduate studies, Hyatt said.

“We’re excited for him and grateful we have students like this who excel in the...

Weekly Police Activity Reports

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Gallup, May 16

Drug charges were placed against an inmate at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on May 16 after drugs were found on his person during a routine search.

Correction officials said Sean Torres, no age given, of Gallup, was found to have a small bag in the waistband of his underwear during the morning inspection. Inside the bag, guards said they found what appeared to be suboxone, an illegal narcotic.

Torres claimed the bag was not his but charges of possession of a dangerous drug were made.



Gallup, May 15

The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fire that totally destroyed a car on Cousins Road on May...


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Alvin Roan

May 15, 3:00 pm


McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was driving on U.S. Highway 491 near the 11-mile marker when he saw a vehicle speeding. He clocked it going 76 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour speed zone.

He conducted a traffic stop. When he talked to the driver, Alvin Roan, 34, of St. Michaels, he noticed signs that Roan was intoxicated. He asked Roan if he would agree to take the standard field sobriety test.

Roan asked why since he knew Guerrero smell alcohol on his breath. But he agreed to take the test anyway and failed. He refused to take the breath alcohol test.

Since Roan was arrested in a section of the highway that was on...

Graduation Tribute

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