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Crime, infrastructure priority of new councilor

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Three candidates put their hats in the ring for District 4 City Councilor after Councilor Fran Palochak stepped down at the July 25 council meeting.

The council held interviews on Aug. 21 in a special meeting. The council voted on the matter at the Aug. 22 meeting, and Ron Molina, who owns Ron Molina Gas Services, was...

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Rueven T. Jim

Aug. 9, 7:05 pm

Aggravated DWI (Third)

New Mexico State Police stopped a reckless driver on I-40 and arrested Rueven Jim, 34, of Fort Wingate, before charging him with his third DWI.

Deputy Elliott Peterson was traveling eastbound on Highway 118 when Metro Dispatch advised him of a reckless driver on Interstate 40 near mile marker 29. The vehicle, a maroon GMC Arcadia, reportedly exited the interstate at exit 33 on Highway 118.

Peterson continued traveling on Highway 118 and found a vehicle matching the caller description near mile marker 36 and conducted a traffic stop. He approached the vehicle from the passenger side and met the driver...

Nygren touts Indigenous action on climate change

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SANTA FE —  Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren attended a private dinner discussion on climate change impacts in Native American communities and green energy opportunities on Aug. 21. The private dinner event, hosted by an advocacy group, brought together tribal leaders from across the southwest to speak with Nygen about the challenges their communities are facing from rising temperatures, worsening drought, and destructive wildfires exacerbated by climate change.

The dinner discussion, held in the shadow of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, aimed to underscore the urgent need for climate action and the economic opportunities of green energy for tribes across the Southwest.


Altercation at station

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Virginia man facing assault charges

Gallup Police Officer Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to the Flying J Travel Center at 1 Giant Crossing in Jamestown, N.M. about 4 pm on Aug. 18 after a man named Greg Heuer reportedly threatened a woman with a knife.

According to Metro Dispatch, Heuer, 76, was driving a white GMC truck with Virginia plates and a trailer hitched to it. Davis found the truck that matched the description sitting at one of the pumps at the gas station, and he spoke to Heuer.

Heuer admitted that he had spoken to a woman, and he also said that he showed the woman his pocket knife. He explained that he asked her to move her vehicle, but she just kept sitting at the gas...

Gallup man pleads guilty to possession, distribution of child pornography

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A Gallup man named Ervinson Yazzie pled guilty to the distribution and possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, on Oct. 10, 2018, the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip was originally submitted to NCMEC by Facebook. The tip alleged that Yazzie, 34, uploaded and sent one file of child sexual abuse material to another Facebook user.

During the resulting investigation, agents determined that Yazzie had sent approximately 90 images of child sexual abuse material to another Facebook user on September 14, 2018. On December 21, 2020, the...

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