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Feb. 20 is Veterans Day at 2023 legislature

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Military Veterans, National Guard/Reserve members, and active service members will be honored at the State Capitol in Santa Fe on Feb. 20 on Military and Veterans Day at the 2023 Legislature.

This annual day during the legislative session is presented by the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services and the New Mexico...

Shooting at Ford Canyon Park

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A 15-year-old boy was found dead after shots were fired at Ford Canyon Park.

Metro Dispatch received an emergency call about shots being fired at the park on Feb. 17, around 4:30 pm. Two people were allegedly seen running from the scene.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the 15-year-old injured with multiple gunshot wounds. The young man was transported to the local hospital where he later died.

GPD Detectives are seeking information and witnesses.  No suspect(s) have been positively identified. Call Metro Dispatch at (505)722-2002 or the McKinley County Crime Stoppers at (877) 722-6161 if you have any information.  Reference Case # 23-5750.

Crime Stoppers may pay a...

What does it take to have a long, happy marriage?

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Senior married couples give advice on love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a day to show that special loved one how much you love them. Couples who have been married for quite some time talked to the Sun about how they’ve made their marriage work.

Twila and James Moots have been married for 62 years. They married in 1961, and then shortly after that the young couple moved to Gallup to begin their lives together.

Twila said they don’t do anything special for Valentine’s Day; it’s just another day for them. In fact, they have never really done anything on the day since they married.

“When we got married, we both were busy being in school obtaining our...

Referee reportedly touched a child inappropriately

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A local man was recently arrested for allegedly touching a child inappropriately while he was refereeing a youth basketball game.

Gallup Police Officer Aaron Marquez was dispatched to the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 400 Marguerite Franco Dr., on Feb. 4 around 10:30 am when a man called police and said that a referee, who was identified as Glenn Mayes, had repeatedly touched his son’s butt.

The concerned father told Marquez that he was watching his son play basketball, and at one point a foul occurred in the game. The man said his son fouled another kid, and as his son was walking away Mayes walked up to him and allegedly slapped him on the butt. The child reportedly told...

Man leaves scene of car accident after allegedly injuring two people

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A man named Brandon Barbone has been charged with careless driving, great bodily harm by vehicle, and knowingly leaving the scene of an accident.

On Jan. 28 Gallup Police Officer Timothy Hughte was dispatched to the intersection of Highway 66 and Armand Ortega Boulevard in response to a vehicle that had reportedly hit a pole.

When he arrived at the scene, Hughte saw the vehicle pushed up against the southeast traffic light of the intersection.

He met with the two people who were still in the vehicle. According to Hughte’s report,  the man was wedged between the front passenger seat and the dashboard. The woman in the backseat had a large cut on her forehead.

Hughte was able to...

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