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Gallup Council OK’s land deal, water budget adjustment

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The Gallup City Council unanimously passed a Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project-related land measure at its Oct. 11 regular meeting.

The matter was introduced by City Attorney George Kozeliski and was met with no opposition. The landmass in question is north of the Sacred Heart Retreat Center at 167 N.M. 602.

“This is...

Navajo man sentenced to prison for federal assault conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Henderson Castillo, 27, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Nageezi, N.M., was sentenced Oct. 13 in federal court in Albuquerque,  to a year and a day in prison for his conviction on federal assault charges.  Castillo will be on supervised release for one year after he completes his prison sentence.

Castillo was arrested on Dec. 28, 2015, on a criminal complaint charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm.  According to the complaint, on Dec. 4, 2015, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Sandoval County, N.M., Castillo and another man attacked the victim, hitting the victim in the face, kicking his body and face...

Gallup launches new tourism website

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$80K site created to expand tourism, marketing

Along with annual attractions like the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and the Red Rock Balloon Rally, the city of Gallup recently unveiled a new form of tourist attraction — an interactive website that lets users see the city through the eyes of its visitors.

Gallup Acting Tourism and Marketing Manager Jennifer Lazarz introduced the website, GallupRealTrue.com, to the public at the Sept. 27 City Council meeting. She presented features the website offers via  PowerPoint presentation and said the way people interact when it comes to the Internet and travelling has changed over the years.

According Lazarz, the new site will put the city...

El Morro Theatre to offer drama classes

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Jennifer Lazarz, manager at the El Morro Theatre and acting city tourism and marketing manager, recently announced Gallup’s first-ever drama workshop, which will take place at the El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave., and its accompanying Downtown Events Center, 210 S. Second St.

Lazarz, who’s been the acting tourism manager for about a month, said a fall class is set to meet on Thursdays. The workshop will begin Oct. 20 and take place until the performances are held on Dec. 9 and 11.

The classes come as a result of community inquiries, Lazarz said.

“There will be additional Saturday or Sunday classes, but those classes will be set after the program begins and based on...

‘Mushroomhead’ rocks, haunts Gallup at Oct. 10 show

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