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Planning Capital Outlay projects

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Chapter Houses in McKinley County, as well as the Pueblo of Zuni and other interested parties were treated to a six-hour training program on Jan. 8 in the Solarium at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

State representatives Patricia Lundstrom and Wonda Johnson introduced the guest speakers, which included: Indian...

Habitual offender found dead in local motel

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Waylon Radosevich of Gallup was found dead in Room 111 at Americas Best Value Inn Jan. 13.

An employee discovered his body sometime around 11:30 am.

It’s unclear of how he died, but police found drugs and paraphernalia in his room. No foul play is suspected and his body was sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy and toxicology testing.

“He’s is a known local person,” Gallup Police Department Capt. Rick White said.

But not for the right reasons.

Radosevich’s name appears as a defendant in 26 cases, and a respondent in one case, according to the New Mexico Courts website. The first court case dates back to 2007 and each case covers...


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Walter Harvey

Dec. 3, 9:01 pm

5th DWI

Harvey had just been in an accident when Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office DWI Unit approached him on the east side of State Hwy 602.

Harvey, 50, admitted to having “a couple of shots in Gallup” and was on his way home to what it appears to be Bread Springs from the deputy’s report.

He blew a .22/.21 and was also charged with reckless driving and for driving with a suspended license.

James Deschine

Dec. 3, 11:29 pm

2nd DWI

Deschine made an attempted run from Navajo Nation law in his white Dodge Avenger. He took off from the Blake’s Lotaburger in Tse Bonito and crossed state lines into New Mexico...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Jordan Torrez was spotted by a witness who said that he tried to order food from the north side Sonic drive through window during the 4 am hour. The fast food joint was closed.

According to Gallup Police Department Officer Martin Luke’s report, a witness watched Torrez, 24, pull on the front door and enter the business. As Torrez left the building, he was approached by Luke and tried to walk off, but he dropped a 59-ounce Minute Maid orange juice container.

Luke would search him and find that hidden in his front belt line was another orange juice container. A medium bulge in his left pocket produced a glass pipe and his right pocket contained a...

Vigil exploring another run for Secretary of State

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A former New Mexico Secretary of State announced on Wednesday that she is seeking petition signatures to run for the position again.

On her personal Facebook page, Rebecca Vigil wrote that she was seeking 5,000 signatures by Feb. 2 to secure a spot in the Democratic pre-primaries. She said she has not officially announced her candidacy and was clear that she had a long way to go.

“I have several bridges to cross before I can make the announcement that I will be in the race for Secretary of State,” Vigil wrote.

NM Political Report tried to contact Vigil on Wednesday, but spoke to her on the phone Thursday morning.

“This is not a formal announcement,” Vigil said. “I have a...

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