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‘Gallup Gearheads’ gearing up for first robotics competition

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The Los Alamos High School robotics team is trying to recruit more members, which is why they held a robotics demonstration on Nov. 18 at Rehoboth Christian School. Andrew Erickson, the mentor for the robotics team, along with his students from Team #4153, came down to show off their robot “Hoops-a-long.”

The robot...

Weekly DWI Report

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Carl Joe Tso

Oct. 15, 12:15 am

Aggravated DWI (Third)

Reckless driving led to a Mentmore man, Carl Joe Tso, 43, being arrested and charged with his third DWI.

A witness advised Metro Dispatch they had seen a gold GMC Yukon that ran the flashing red lights near the intersection of South Second Street and West Coal Avenue and had parked before the railroad tracks.

Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson traveled to the scene, where he found the vehicle south of the tracks and conducted a traffic stop. Thompson approached the passenger side window and saw the driver, Tso, slumped over in the driver’s seat. He tried to wake Tso up, at which point the vehicle...

Bridging the gap

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Introducing a new generation into the world of ballooning

According to the Balloon Federation of America, about 80% of balloon pilots will age out of the sport in the next 10 to 20 years. In order for ballooning to continue as a sport and pastime, the younger generations will need to become more involved.

And that’s exactly what pilots like Marissa Myers are doing.

Myers is the stepdaughter of Peter Procopio, the founder of the Red Rock Balloon Rally.

In an interview with the Sun, Myers explained that it was actually her mom Colleen Marchand who was interested in ballooning. She started flying in the early ‘80s, and she ended up teaching Meyers’ father. When the couple...

A Gallup hero dies at 97 years old

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Hiroshi Miyamura passed away on Nov. 29. He was 97 years old. Miyamura was known for his heroic actions during the Korean War, for which he won a Medal of Honor. A Medal of Honor is the military’s highest award given out to soldiers. Miyamura was one of two surviving Medal of Honor recipients of the Korean War.

Miyamura was born on Oct. 6, 1925 in Gallup.

He arrived in Korea in November 1950. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 24 and 25 1951. south of the Imjin River near Taejon-ni (Daejeon-ni) in Yeoncheon County, while serving as a corporal in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Third Infantry Division.  According to congressional archives...

NMDA presents the 'New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook'

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LAS CRUCES – With the holiday season right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones, making it the perfect time to think local. And there is no better gift than a homegrown item from New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture presents the New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook to help you explore the unique gifts found in the Land of Enchantment.

The New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook is a 28-page online gift guide that highlights products grown in the state. From pecans to chile, New Mexico farmers, ranchers and processors, provide quality products for everyone to enjoy, both near and far.

Jeff Witte, New Mexico...
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