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Perfect Attendance

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On Feb. 8, Director Alecs Mojica of Uplift Community School recognized 10 students for Perfect Attendance for first semester 2016.

Parents and community members were witness to this wonderful achievement. Front row (from left) Keira Burnham (Kinder); Carla Steinback (1st); and Elijah Archuleta (3rd); 2nd row (from left)...

Chavez: Why is the Gallup Soccer Complex just sitting there?

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Esco Chavez, the Gallup native, New Mexico State University graduate and the former executive director at Gallup’s parks and recreation department, sees enormous potential in the Gallup Soccer Complex. It’s the size of four official soccer fields and was once the talk-of-the-town by Gallup youth, but is barely used as of late, he says.

And there is a reason for its lack of use.

“This is a gem no matter how you look at it,” Chavez said March 7, standing in front of the field along Sanostee Drive on the city’s west side. “Look at this. Why isn’t this field in use?”

Chavez recalls a time when players of all ages would practice various sports at the field, mostly soccer...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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The legal limit is .08

Gualena Descheny

Dec. 10, 3:54 am

Aggravated DWI

As McKinley County Sheriff’s Department Office Deputy Roxanne King was clearing debris from a fallen traffic signal someone had hit, she noticed a car without headlights on, traveling through the dark, south on U.S. 491.

The driver pulled over for the deputy, but remained on her cellphone, and would not make eye contact with her. The deputy asked her for her driver’s license, and told her to put her phone down. She also advised the driver that her headlights were not turned on. The driver argued that the headlights were on, but, one did not work. King stated that neither headlight was turned...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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CYCLIST MUGGING

2/27, GAMERCO

One alleged crime turned into another when a mugging victim allegedly threw a rock at a Gamerco resident’s window, breaking it. The events took place near 608 Rust Ave. at about 3:06 pm. The owner of the residence called for help, and accused Kendrick Yazzie, 25, of throwing the rock. Yazzie was already walking away from the scene when McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joseph Guillen was sent to investigate.

Bleeding from his nose and mouth, Yazzie explained to Guillen that he had just been attacked by two men dressed in black. The men allegedly beat him, and stole his bicycle, a black and orange Mongoose UNK model. The man then knocked on...

Felony outlaw Paradise in trouble with the law – again

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Methamphetamine, a Glock 42 handgun, hollow point bullets, heroin, and a notebook filled with narcotic sales transactions was found on John Paradise, after he was taken into custody on March 3, at the end of yet another long hunt by Gallup Police Department.

Some readers may remember the Sun’s coverage of John Paradise earlier this year, when it was reported he was taken into custody on Jan. 31, for charges of shooting at or from a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property over $1,000, and negligent use of a deadly weapon charges.

A wanted poster on the Sun’s website and in print had been issued in December in relation to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office wanting him for...

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