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Gov. Lujan Grisham launches statewide broadband grant pilot program

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Connect New Mexico Pilot Program will deliver largest broadband expansion in state history

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the launch of a statewide broadband grant program that will leverage $123 million in funding for the largest broadband expansion effort in the state’s history on Aug. 10.


Shirtless man starts throwing punches at another man

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It isn’t known whether a Churchrock man was high or drunk when he decided to run around Gallup shirtless and get into a fight with another man.

On July 31, around 8:30 pm, Gallup Police Officers Matthew Strandy and Anthony Morales were dispatched to the Hooghan Hozho Apartments, 201 E. Coal Ave., when multiple calls in to Metro Dispatch reported that two men were fighting outside the apartments.

When the officers arrived at the scene, a man pointed out another man who was wearing no shirt and blue jeans out to them. The man said that the man, who was later identified as Cordell Chiquito, had punched him in the face several times.

According to Strandy’s report, both officers told...


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Featured DWI

Jay Joe

July 24, 1:21 pm

Aggravated DWI (Fourth)

After about a week from his stated prior DWI conviction, Jay Joe, 34, of Brimhall, found himself pulled over once more and charged with his fourth aggravated DWI.

An attempt to locate was issued for a possible drunk driver near the Speedway at 3302 W. Hwy. 66. The suspect vehicle was listed as a gold Buick passenger car with three men and one woman inside. Gallup Police Officer Brandon Salazar was parked in the median of I-40 near exit 16, which was close to the address given by Metro Dispatch.

Shortly after the transmission was received, Salazar saw a vehicle matching the description of the call traveling...

Sporting goods store employee stops robbery

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A man and a woman tried robbing a local sporting goods store but were surprised when they found an employee sleeping in the store.

On July 28, Gallup Police Officers Aaron Marquez and Matthew Strandy were dispatched to Sports World at 1500 S. Second St. when a man called Metro Dispatch and said someone had broken into the business and was still there.

The officers arrived at the scene around 5:15 am. According to his police report, Marquez noticed that the business’s glass door was shattered. The officers saw a man, who was later identified as Bartholomew Whitegoat, run from the business. They also found a woman, who was later identified as Charlene Hannaweeka, hiding behind a...

Concert outing turns violent

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An outing to a concert turned violent when one man punched a young girl.

While officers were clearing out the parking lot of the Sports Page Lounge, 1400 S. Second St., on July 31, a woman approached them and explained that a man had punched her daughter.

The woman led the officers over to a car that was parked on the northside of the parking lot. When the officers arrived at the vehicle, they noticed a man, who was later identified as Raymond Clark, lying down on the ground next to the vehicle.

According to Gallup Police Officer Aaron Marquez’s report, the 16-year-old victim was sitting in the back of the vehicle, holding the left side of her head, and crying.

When Marquez spoke...

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