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City closes dog park

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The City of Gallup shut down the city dog park for utility maintenance Sept. 27. The shut down began at 9 am Sept. 27. The dog park will reopen at a later date, although that date is unknown at this time.


Three vehicle collision in downtown

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Six occupants were able to walk away uninjured from a three-vehicle collision.

In a Facebook post on Sept. 26, Gallup Fire Department stated that Crew A responded to a call of a reported vehicle collision in downtown Gallup near 300 W. Hwy. 66.

Fire crews arrived at the scene and located the three vehicles involved, one of which was parked on the side of the road. Two of the vehicles were red and gray trucks of unspecified make and model.

Six occupants were observed at the scene by fire crews but no injuries were reported. The crash investigation is ongoing with no further details available at press time.

Council delegates advocate for mandatory federal aid, public safety measures

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Navajo Nation Council delegates recently traveled to Washington D.C. to ask that some tribal financial aid be put on the U.S.'s mandatory spending budget and to seek some help with Nation's public safety concerns.

Navajo Nation Speaker Crystalyne Curley, Chairwoman Eugenia Charles-Newton, Council Delegate Nathan Notah, and tribal leaders of the Coalition of Large Tribes, met with Elizabeth Hidalgo Reese, the Senior Policy Advisor for Native Affairs for the White House Domestic Policy Council, on Sept. 21.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss issues facing large tribes such as public safety, the potential government shutdown, education, and Indian Health...

City of Gallup to co-host first Gallup Film & Media Expo

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Organizations in Gallup have partnered with the Albuquerque-based National Indian Youth Council to bring  the first Gallup Film & Media Expo to the community.

The Film & Media Expo is slated for 11 am to 4 pm Oct. 6 at the University of New Mexico Gallup’s Gurley Hall, 705 Gurley Ave. Julius Roanhorse, of the NIYC, is also an actor and has spearheaded  the effort to bring the Expo to Gallup. He is from Gallup and sees this event as a huge first step toward connecting the community with the entertainment and media industry in Albuquerque and beyond.

“Gallup has a storied history of playing host to the stars, and we are still well poised to fill that role,” Mayor Louie Bonaguidi...

NM State Forestry Division provides update on Alien Fire

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The New Mexico Forestry Division sent out a press release Sept. 25 with updates about the Alien wildfire near Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The Alien Fire has burned 27 acres and is 75% contained. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

With no visible smoke or heat in the interior, some of the firefighters were released Sept. 24 and 25. Suppression repair continues on the dozer lines that were cut, and crews will continue to monitor the area.

The Alien Fire was discovered on Sept. 22 at 2:30 pm and is located on the Creston Ridge just west of Las Vegas.

This will be the final notification on this fire unless there are significant changes.

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