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Road closure starting Sept. 18

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation will close Maloney Avenue (NM 609) starting Sept. 18.

Crews will shut down Maloney Avenue in both directions between 9th Street to 7th Street for approximately one week with a tentative date to reopen Sept. 23. Detours will be in place with no through traffic. Crews will be...

Flood advisory in effect for Sept. 17

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The McKinley County Office of Emergency Management issued a flood warning for parts of McKinley and Cibola counties on Sept. 17. The warning was announced at 12:15 pm and will last until 3:15 pm.

Trained weather spotters reported heavy rain and thunderstorms in the reported areas. The rain will cause arroyo and small stream flooding. So far, between half an inch and a full inch of rain has fallen some areas.

The locations that may experience flooding include Thoreau, Bluewater Lake, Bluewater Lake State Park, and Prewitt. Insterate 40 between mile markers 53 and 74 may also see flooding.

Drivers are being asked to take precautions, and turn around when they see flooded roads. Most...

Rare rabies case strikes Bernalillo County puppy

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SANTA FE — A puppy in Bernalillo County has tested positive for rabies. This marks the first reported case of rabies in a dog in New Mexico since 2013, and the first occurrence in Bernalillo County since 2006. The diagnosis has been officially confirmed through testing conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health Scientific Laboratory Division.

The affected puppy had recently arrived in New Mexico, and it is strongly believed that she contracted the virus in Texas. Fortunately, there is no ongoing risk to the public at this time.

Working diligently alongside the pet’s owners, the DOH has successfully identified all individuals and animals who had contact with the infected...

Scheduled water outage for Sept. 15

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The City of Gallup Water Department will be making repairs to a water line break on Sept. 15 from 9 am to 4 pm. They will need to temporarily shut down water service while they complete the work.

City of Gallup water customers in the following area will be affected:

  • 2700-2800 block of Radosevich Avenue
  • 507-509 Red Hill Drive
Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

For any questions, call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.

GMCS back in the hot seat

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Hyatt continues to deny disciplinary discrimination

In January, the Sun reported on an incident in which the Gallup-McKinley County Schools district was accused of being responsible for the majority of the state’s expulsions of Native American students from schools. Now, New Mexico Attorney General Raúl Torrez is looking into the situation.

In an email to the Sun, the Office of the Attorney General’s Director of Communications Lauren Rodriguez explained why the AG wanted to look into the assertion.

“AG Torrez took office with a commitment to safeguarding the civil rights of children in New Mexico, including addressing educational disparities within the state,”...

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