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Police search for missing 82-year-old man

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The Gallup Police are asking for the public's help in finding an 82-year-old man named George Yazzie.

Yazzie is five feet and eight inches tall, and weighs about 141 pounds. He has brown eyes and shoulder-length gray hair.

He was last seen leaving Bonney Family Home, 2021 Barbara Ave.,  at 9 am on Nov. 14 wearing a brown...

Unscheduled water outage Nov. 14

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An unscheduled water outage in the 300 block of East Aztec Avenue and 200 block of East Coal Avenue will take place from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm on Nov. 14.

Surrounding areas may experience low water pressure.

The Water Department will be repairing a service line in the area and will need to shut off the water in order to do their work safely.

Any questions please call Utility Dispatch at (505) 863-1200.


Naschitti man charged with involuntary manslaughter in Indian Country

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ALBUQUERQUE – A man from Naschitti, N.M. has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after he lost control of his vehicle and killed one of his passengers.

According to a criminal complaint, on Nov. 2, Donovan Henry was allegedly driving east on Route 134 in Sheep Springs, N.M., with two passengers when he lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went off the road into shrubs, rocks and boulders. The vehicle flipped when it hit a boulder, and all three passengers were ejected from the vehicle. A Navajo Police officer arrived to find Henry, 39, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, underneath the vehicle and his passengers lying on the ground near the vehicle.

Henry was...

Would a Foreign Trade Zone help Gallup businesses?

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Gallup isn’t exactly an import-export hub, so it seems like an unlikely place for a Foreign Trade Zone. But city leaders are looking into the possibility that having something like it could benefit local businesses and maybe even attract new ones to the area.

The zone is part of a larger strategy to transform the local economy, using the city’s transportation assets to entice companies to set up shop in McKinley County, Michael Sage, Deputy Director of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, said.

“Gallup knows itself as a railroad town, a transportation town. It’s just a natural evolution of what it’s always been,” he said. “We want to move into...

The first step to a new public safety building

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Gallup is one step closer to getting a new public safety building. The groundbreaking for the new building at 451 Boardman Dr. was held on Nov. 1. City council members, Mayor Louis Bonaguidi, Gallup Police Chief Franklin Boyd, Captains Erin Toadlena-Pablo and Billy Padavich, and other city officials were in attendance, along with their family members.

Councilor Michael Schaaf, Dist. 2, said the event went well, with about 75 to 100 people attending.

He explained that the current building has experienced mold problems due to a leaking roof, and noted that people around the city have been saying Gallup has needed an updated public safety building since 2000. Now, 20 years later...

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