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MISSING DOG

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Gallup resident Dave Cuellar and his wife have been missing their best friend “Jada” since July 6th. She escaped from her yard on north Fourth Street in Gallup after being spooked by fireworks. She’s wearing a red collar with identification. Be on the lookout so we can help bring this beauty home. If you have seen...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Michael Kirk, 48, Gallup, NM

DWI – Alcohol/Drugs

Felony: Great Bodily Injury

Kirk is facing multiple charges for allegedly running over his friend Buddy Jeffries – three times – according to a State Police report compiled by Officer Chanelle Preston July 17. Jeffries told Preston that he and Kirk were arguing, and when he got out to walk toward his house, Kirk started driving his truck toward him, proceeding to run him over three times with his black pickup truck. “I don’t know what Mike’s problem is,” Jeffries, told the officer, according to the report. Jeffries suffered multiple rib fractures, contusions/lacerations, and a fracture to his left knee...

UNM-Gallup to Benefit from Local Grant

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Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste was recently awarded a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department Solid Waste Bureau that will make it easier for the citizens of McKinley County to have a convenient location to drop off their recyclable materials.

As a result of the successfully funded grant application, UNM-Gallup will be a designated recycling station.  Grant funds will be used to purchase bins for all buildings on campus as well as other supplies, such as wheeled carts, that will allow for a greater commitment to sustainability efforts.

Pamela Stovall, Associate Professor of Communications and Journalism at UNM-Gallup wrote the grant proposal in her capacity as a...

UNM-Gallup awarded Department of Education grant

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The University of New Mexico-Gallup is proud to announce its receipt of a Student Support Services Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  This award is for the TRIO Student Support Services program at UNM-Gallup and will be funded in the amount of $235,228 per year for a five year period for a total of $1,176,140.00 over the course of the grant cycle.

The TRIO program provides customized support services to UNM-Gallup students who qualify based on income level, first generation status, or low academic preparedness.  Institutions of higher education are funded for Student Support Services programs to provide academic development opportunities and individualized assistance to...

State Auditor: TRD tried to ‘obstruct’ investigation

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A state department attempted to thwart an outside investigation into its cabinet secretary’s alleged wrongdoings, State Auditor Tim Keller said in a press conference July 22.

Keller released four documents related to his office’s preliminary investigation into whether Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Demesia Padilla illegally intervened to give preferential treatment to her former client and retaliated against employees who brought concerns. The Taxation Department collects and distributes tax funds in New Mexico.

Among the newly released documents are letters showing how the department attempted to prevent two of its employees from being interviewed by an outside firm...

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