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School-bus riders collect aluminum-can tabs for Ronald McDonald House

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Students who ride Bus 283 from David Skeets Elementary School have collected aluminum tabs from whatever cans they could to send to the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque.

The 65 students now have three-months’ worth of tabs. All who participated have worked hard in making this task a huge success.

“From the first...

Tohatchi’s Halona signs with Haskell Indian Nations University

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Halona played volleyball each of her four years at THS

TOHATCHI – Getting the chance to play the sport she loves and receiving a well-rounded education are the reasons behind Tohatchi’s Latisha Halona deciding to attend Haskell Indian Nations University on a volleyball scholarship in the fall. Halona, 18, signed a letter-of-intent to attend the Lawrence, Kansas-based school on May 19 at Tohatchi High School.

Halona was also recruited to play volleyball by Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla. Bacone is a four-year liberal-arts school and is the oldest continuously operated institution in Oklahoma.

“I’m happy with my choice,” Halona said after the signing. “I will be far from...

Gallup and Wingate high school students celebrate their success! ‘Class of 2016’

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Gallup Police Department Captain set to retire

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When Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White used to sit through interviews with the media, it was in his role as public information officer – answering questions about the myriad of crimes and deaths that occur in Gallup. The kind of stuff that swirls in an officer’s mind each day at the office, and can be talked about with some ease.

For about 27 years, the streets of Gallup have been White’s office. Investigating homicides, drug busts, and chasing down slippery criminals are all in a days work. But, when it became White’s turn to be the focus of a story, his approach was humble.

“It has been a pleasure to serve our citizens,” he said.

It seems most of the men and...

These Deputies Rock!

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. LaSheena Johnson, Deputy Johnson Lee, and Deputy Arnold Noriega take time out of their day on May 17 to shoot some hoops with some Gamerco kids. Photo Credit: Courtesy

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