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Celebrating Gallup Hispanic Culture: Three seniors share memories of yesteryear

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There was a time when Gamerco was bigger and more affluent than Gallup.

There was also a time when the Gallup High School mascot was the tigers and not the Bengals.

And there was a time when milk was bottled in glass and delivered to your front door.

Huge blocks of ice were also home delivered.

Those are some of the...

GPD cracking down on public drinking

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The Gallup Police Department recently re-instituted a new way of catching individuals that drink in public. Unless there are warrants or exigent circumstances, the offenders are taken to Gallup Detox or released and then later summonsed into court.

• Davey Cooeyate, 36, of Zuni, was found pouring beer into a cup in the downtown walkway.

• Jefford Baker, 52, of Gallup, was seen drinking behind El Dorado on West 66.

• Alvin Willie, 53, of Gallup, and Felix Nelson, 31, of Vanderwagen, were seen drinking just off of South Second Street.

• Emilena Wilson, 32, of Sanders, Ariz. was found drinking a “clear colored liquid from a vodka bottle” on the curb at Home Depot. She was...


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Loren Eric John, 30, Sheep Springs, NM

After striking another vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident, John was pointed out to Officer Justin Benally for driving away with no headlights on. Benally stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be showing signs of intoxication as well as having at least one open container of beer inside his vehicle. John was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center April 24, on his second charge of driving while intoxicated among other multiple charges.

Charmaine Montoya, 25, Mentmore, NM

Montoya was charged with her first Driving While Intoxicated after she backed into a marked Gallup Police vehicle April 26. That same vehicle...

Graduates honored at WNMU–Gallup ceremony

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Western New Mexico University Gallup honored 26 graduates at their spring 2015 commencement ceremony May 2. The event was held at 10 am in the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium at Gallup High School. Dr. Linda Hoy, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, presented 23 students with bachelor and master degrees in a variety of subjects, including Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Criminal Justice and Counseling. The remaining three students received alternative licensure certifications in Education.

Graduates Jolene Yazzie, David Palenschat, and Eli Johnson spoke at the ceremony on behalf of each program. Professor Curtis Hayes, Dr. Beth Walker, and Assistant Professors Jeanine...

Class of 2015 WNMU Graduates

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The following 26 students at Western NM University-Gallup received diplomas or certification last Saturday, May 2, at the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium on the campus of Gallup High School.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Danielle Lynch and Ladera Storer.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – Shauntae Jim.

Bachelor of Social Work – Shana Arviso, Amelda James, Janell Laughlin, Marilyn Reeves and Sheena Sandoval.

Master of Social Work – Eli Johnson and Surphina Oyebi.

Master of Arts in Counseling – Katrina Carpenter, Bernice Yazzie, Jolene Yazzie and Sharon Yazzie.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Erin Easley and Renee...

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