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City Council declares a housing emergency

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Local Realtor Jason Valentine built his career on selling homes in Gallup. And over the years, he’s noticed that the demand for homes has skyrocketed, but the inventory hasn’t grown with that demand.

It was a problem he couldn’t just walk past, so he launched the Gallup Housing Summit in March 2019. Yet, despite...

Commissioners place a fireworks ban on McKinley County

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Drought conditions have still not improved, and with the Fourth of July less than a month away, the McKinley County commissioners have made the decision to ban certain fireworks.

According to the Drought Monitor, McKinley County is now in the D3 (extreme) drought zones, with a small part of the northwest corner of the state in the D2 (severe) zones as of May 26. The Drought Monitor is put out by the the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

According to Weather Underground, a website that provides long-range weather reports, McKinley County hasn’t...

Navajo Nation pays tribute to fallen White Mountain Apache Police Officer Adrian Lopez

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Whiteriver, Ariz. ­– Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined family members, law enforcement officers from across the country, and the White Mountain Apache tribal community, to honor and remember fallen White Mountain Apache Police Officer Adrian Lopez during a funeral service held at the Chief Alchesay Activity Center in Whiteriver, Ariz. on June 9. Lopez lost his life in the line of duty while responding to a call on June 2.

On behalf of the Navajo people, Nez presented a condolence letter to Lopez’s wife, Lushana Lopez, their two children, and relatives. The funeral service drew support from law enforcement officers from across the country, numerous counties, and many other...

Remembering the fallen

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Scenes from Memorial Day in Gallup 2022

On the Spot: Sheriff candidates weigh in on the issues

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The race for McKinley County Sheriff is coming to an end with the June 7 election around the corner.

The purpose of this Q&A is to widen the community’s knowledge of these candidates to better understand how they would respond to certain situations. And also to shed light on issues that law enforcement currently face.

Sheriff candidate Francie Martinez was not interviewed by deadline, due to scheduling conflicts.



1.  Tell me a bit about yourself and your background.

2.  What sets you apart from the other candidates?

3.  If you could change one thing about Gallup, what would it be?

4.  What would you do to ensure that people of color in our community...

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