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Rule revision eases path for cannabis retail downtown

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Two cannabis retailers intended to set up shop in Gallup once legalization was finalized in April 2022. However, both retailer permits were initially denied when they were determined to be within 300 feet of protected uses, or residential uses, and both appeals challenged the 300-foot rule. The appellants also asked...

Weekly DWI Report

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Thomas Brown

Nov. 3, 9:08 pm

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Reckless driving led to a Gallup man, Thomas Brown, 62, being arrested and charged with the latest in a lengthy list of DWIs.

Metro Dispatch advised of a black Chevrolet pickup that was in the median of the intersection near Mollica Drive and Highway 66. Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes responded to the call and was advised the suspect vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 66. Dawes was near Family Dollar at 2800 E. Hwy. 66 when he saw a pickup matching the description of the suspect vehicle and began following it.

The pickup slowed down before driving onto the sidewalk and pulling into the parking lot...

Alleged abuser arrested outside of Gallup Indian Medical Center

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A man was charged with child abuse when he got into a fight with a minor outside of the Gallup Indian Medical Center.

On Jan. 9, around 8:45 pm, Gallup Police Officer Jarad Albert was dispatched to GIMC,  516 E. Nizhoni Blvd., when two men began fighting outside the hospital. When Albert arrived at the scene, he met the two men who were fighting. One was identified as a minor, and the other was identified as Fernando Largo.

According to Albert’s report, the minor told him that he was sitting in a vehicle in the GIMC parking lot with Largo, 32. Largo was in the driver’s seat while the minor was in the passenger seat. The minor said he thought Largo was going to take the...

Attempted break-in, assault at City Hall

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A man tried to break into City Hall, and is now facing multiple charges

Around 5:30 pm, on Dec. 3, Gallup Police Officer Darius Johnson, was dispatched to City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave. When he arrived at the scene, he found two security guards trying to hold on to a man who was later identified as Jacob Antone.

When Johnson spoke to the security guards, one of them explained that he was sitting inside City Hall at the security guard desk when he heard a window shatter. He ran outside and confirmed that a window had been broken. That’s when he saw Antone, 32, walking away from the building.

The security guard said he told Antone to stop, but that’s when Antone tried to punch him...

Governor delivers first State of the State address of her second term

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued her fifth State of the State address, the first of her second term as governor, on Jan. 17, laying out her legislative priorities for the 2023 legislative session.

Continuing strategic and meaningful investments in the FY24 Executive Budget Recommendation, the governor’s legislative priorities encompass initiatives in housing and homelessness, health care and behavioral health, education and child wellbeing, public safety, economic development and relief, infrastructure, and tax reform.

Lujan Grisham’s legislative agenda for the 2023 session of the New Mexico Legislature includes:

Health Care & Behavioral Health

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