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Smokey Bear license plates now available

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SANTA FE — The Smokey Bear Fire Prevention license plate is now available for New Mexico vehicles.

The plate has been made available after the passage of House Bill 251 in the Legislature earlier this year, which was signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The Smokey Bear Fire Prevention plate is a special...

FBI searching for the 'Bandit in Black'

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The FBI and Rio Rancho Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the Bandit in Black, who robbed New Mexico Bank & Trust located at 4001 Southern Blvd. in Rio Rancho around 4:30 pm on July 5.

The Bandit in Black is reportedly a man who is about six feet tall. He has a medium build, and was last seen wearing an entirely black outfit, including shoes, pants, a hoodie, gloves, and a mask that covered his entire face.

The suspect entered the bank waving a black handgun and demanded money from the teller. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The FBI is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and...

New Mexico's unemployment rate was 3.8% in May

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New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.8% in May, unchanged from the rate in April and up from 3.6 percent in the previous year. The national unemployment rate in May was 4%, up from 3.9% in April and up from 3.7% in May 2023.

Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 15,700 jobs, or 1.8%, between May 2023 and May 2024. The majority of gains came from the private sector. The private sector was up 9,000 jobs, or 1.3%, while the public sector was up 6,700 jobs, or 3.6%. Within the private sector, the private service-providing industries were up 8,600 jobs, or 1.5%, while employment in the goods-producing industries was up 400 jobs, or 0.4%, from the level in May...

City of Gallup to mill streets starting July 8

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The City of Gallup will be closing some streets around the city starting July 8.

The project is expected to go on until July 26.

Princeton Avenue from McKinley Drive to the end of the curb and Wilson Avenue from McKinley Drive to a dead end will be milled during that time. The mining is in advance of paving that will happen at a later date.

The crew will work from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays.

"Road closed" and "Detour" signs will be posted.I

For questions or concerns, contact John Lastyona at 505-863-1237.

Gallup Police seek help locating man charged with first degree murder

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Gallup Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man named Isaac Dominguez.

Dominguez is five feet and eight inches tall, and weighs about 150 pounds. He is 37 years old.

He has an open District Court Warrant with Nationwide extradition for failure to comply on the original charges of first degree murder (willful and deliberate), second degree murder, and receipt, transportation or possession of a firearm or destructive device by a felon.

If located, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002 or Gallup Police Detective Michael Eley at 505-726-5466.

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