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Construction to begin on NM 566 near Church Rock

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation and FNF Construction will begin construction on 0.866 miles of NM 566 just north of I-40/ U.S. Hwy. 66 on Feb. 27. The project will include bridge replacement, roadway reconstruction, construction of retaining walls and turnouts, drainage improvements and erosion mitigation, and new...

Wrongful death?

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Thirty-nine-year-old Robert Carroll reportedly spent the last moments of his life crawling on his stomach away from McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwayne Holder.

Holder allegedly tased him 18 times and there’s video evidence to prove it.

Now, his family is taking legal action against the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the McKinley County Board of Commissioners, and Holder.

According to a complaint filed in the State of New Mexico McKinley County Eleventh Judicial District Court by the family’s attorney Eric Dixon, Carroll was passing through McKinley County on his way to Phoenix, Ariz. to visit friends on May 18 when he became confused and disoriented while parked at a...

For planners, Gallup’s transportation future is now

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New Mexico’s Department of Transportation wants to know what the public thinks is wrong with traffic on Historic Highway 66, and what they think is the best way to fix it.

The agency is gathering information and public comments for its Route 66 Improved project, which aims to make the Mother Road safer and more attractive for travelers.

The study area is a 16-mile section of the highway that extends from Milepost 11 on the west to Milepost 27 at Rehoboth Drive on the east, and is divided into seven segments.

Right now the project is full of possibilities; it’s in the study stage. It would be a few years before any of the improvements get made, but they could affect every aspect...

Cannabis rules face another challenge as growers eye opportunities

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A regulation that requires prospective cannabis businesses to locate at least 300 feet away from homes and some businesses may be going away.

Would-be cannabis businesses are having trouble navigating the city’s location requirements.

Most recently, property owner and builder Rick Murphy has fielded a proposal for a cannabis cultivation operation in the AG Cash & Carry building at 101 N. Third St., which he owns.

The building is in an industrial zone, which allows cannabis cultivation, but it’s also in the Downtown Overlay District, which does not. Murphy has asked for three things: to change the  Land Development Standards to eliminate most “protected” uses and hence, the...

State police shut down I-40 westbound near Gallup

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation advised drivers heading westbound on I-40 to plan accordingly on Feb. 22. State Police in coordination with the NMDOT shut down Exits 26, 20 and 16 overnight due to extreme weather in Arizona.

Motorists are advised to seek accommodations now. All facilities in Arizona are occupied.

Exit 16 into Gallup is open for residents and drivers seeking overnight accommodations, but exiting westbound out of the city will be prohibited.

This event will be updated as conditions change. The Gallup area is under a Winter Storm Warning with wind gusts up to 55 mph. Driving conditions may be severe with limited visibility. The closure will be updated as...

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