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U.S. Attorney’s office charges Zuni man with murder

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ALBUQUERQUE — A Zuni man made an initial appearance on his indictment related to the murder of a member of the Navajo Nation on April 26.

Labar Tsethlikai is considered the prime suspect in a series of crimes targeting Native American men in Gallup, Zuni, and Albuquerque.

Tsethlikai, 51, an enrolled member of the Zuni...

Slow down!

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City council considers introducing speed cameras to Gallup

In an effort to crack down on speeding and prevent accidents, the Gallup city council is considering putting up speed cameras around town.

During an April 23 city council special meeting, Heidi Traverso, a representative from NovoaGlobal, a safety equipment supplier, explained how the company could help the city with their goal of making Gallup a safer place to live by setting up speed cameras around town.

 

SPEEDING ISSUES

For about a year now, Traverso has been working with the Gallup Police Department to collect data regarding speeding on city roads. She shared that data with the council, showing that the City of Gallup...

Unscheduled electric outage May 1

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An electrical outage with an uknown cause occurred around 12:30 am on May 1.

In a press release published later that day the City of Gallup stated that the large outage came from the Noe Substation. The city's Electric Department restored power by switching loads to other Substations.

The Department is currently investigating the cause of the outage. It is the department's goal to work on this as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible, while minimizing disruption to neighborhoods and businesses.

Any question or concerns can be directed to our Utility Dispatch at 505-863-1200.


Road closed starting April 30

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West Lincoln Avenue between U.S. Highway 491 and North Ninth Street will be closed starting April 30 until further notice.

Drivers should be mindful of traffic control and advance warning devices in the area directing traffic. Road Closed and Detour signs will be posted to redirect traffic to local businesses affected by the road closure. Drivers should expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

For questions or concerns, contact the City of Gallup's Public Works Department at (505) 863-1290.


New Mexico reaches $24.5 million settlement with Ameredev

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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department announced on April 29 that oil and gas company Ameredev II, LLC has agreed to pay $24.5 million to settle alleged violations of state air regulations. This is the largest settlement the Department has ever reached for a civil oil and gas violation. Under state law, $24.1 million of the penalty will be deposited into New Mexico’s General Fund.

“This settlement makes one thing crystal clear - companies that pollute our air will pay for circumventing New Mexico’s rules,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Today’s settlement is about penalizing the bad actors in an effort to protect communities from breathing harmful...

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