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Citizens share comments, concerns on Nizhoni Boulevard construction

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Gallup citizens recently got a chance to speak up and share their opinions about the major construction project on Nizhoni Boulevard.

During the May 22 informational meeting about the construction that’s about to begin on East Nizhoni Boulevard, a few people objected to the design plan for the new road, which will see...

DWI checkpoint crash injures two women, NMSP officer

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A drunk driver drove through a DWI checkpoint in Thoreau and hit a New Mexico State Police Officer’s car, injuring an officer and two women.

According to a New Mexico State Police press release, Joshua Floehr, 35, of Bloomfield, N.M., was driving westbound on Highway 122 in a 2019 Mitsubishi SUV around 6:45 pm on May 19.

He approached the DWI checkpoint that NMSP had set up, and then reportedly drove right through it at a high rate of speed, hitting a NMSP officer’s car and pushing it into another officer’s unit before coming to a stop. Two women, ages 49 and 34, along with a NMSP officer, were standing by the car  and were struck when Floehr crashed into them.

The officer...

WNMU hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Learning Center

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From left,  Assistant Secretary for Native American Early Education and Care Cotillion Sneddy, WNMU College of Education Dean Dr. Debra Dirksen,  WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard, Mayor  Louie Bonaguidi and N.M. Rep. Patricia Lundstrom cut the ribbon for the new WNMU Learning Center May 20. Now that WNMU has returned to Gallup, the WNMU College of Education will kick off in-person classes in the fall with plans to expand program offerings in the near future.   Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Weekly DWI Report

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Featured DWI

Starla Silversmith

Feb. 20, 7:35 pm

DWI (Third)

A Mexican Springs woman, Starla Silversmith, 40, was pulled over for speeding but was eventually arrested for her third DWI.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Terence Willie was driving westbound on Highway 264 when he saw a blue Chevrolet Malibu driving eastbound at a reported speed of 64 mph in a 55-mph zone. The Caprice passed another vehicle before merging onto U.S. Highway 491, where Willie followed.

Willie conducted a traffic stop near the 7.7 mile marker and met the driver, Silversmith, and a passenger, both of whom reportedly showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes as well as a smell of...

Who was Beau Wilson?

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Farmington Police release more information about shooter

Farmington Police released more information about Beau Wilson, the 18-year-old who shot and killed three women, along with injuring a multitude of other people, in Farmington, N.M., May 15.

During a May 17 press conference, Farmington Police Chief Steve Hebbe said the shooter had access to more than 1,400 rounds of ammo. The shooter used an AR-15 and two pistols and had access to 10 other weapons at his father’s house, where he was staying.

When Wilson began his rampage by shooting from within his home, he used an AR-15. These initial shots injured multiple people.

Wilson left his residence, reportedly leaving the AR-15...

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