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Pearce: Control deficit, spending

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Incumbent is N.M.’s sole congressional Republican

The late Ronald Reagan, U.S. president during the 1980s, once joked that the federal budget deficit was so big at one time that people should stop making jokes about it, saying, “Leave the federal deficit alone. It’s big enough to take care of itself.”


Gallup car bandits released from jail

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Two area people caught driving a stolen vehicle were arrested and later released on their own recognizance from the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, records show.

Beverly Begay, 49, of Ganado, and Winfred Nelson, 45, of Gallup, were taken into custody Oct. 15 on receiving or transferring stolen vehicle charges. Begay was charged with DWI, not being in possession of a valid driver’s license, and possessing an open container of alcohol inside of a vehicle.

Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso pulled Begay and Nelson over at the American Heritage Plaza along U.S. 491 on a possible stolen vehicle check. The two were behind the wheel of a late model silver Jeep Patriot...

DWI driver hits chopper, jailed

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A Gallup man remained jailed at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center Oct. 27 on aggravated DWI; accident involving a damaged vehicle; and consuming and possessing alcohol in a motor vehicle charges, according to a police report.

Glenn Livingston, 27, sped through an accident scene at about 2 am on Oct. 24, severely damaging a Gallup Med Flight helicopter and rear-ended a fire and rescue mobile unit, Deputy Christopher Tsosie of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a police report on the matter.

Tsosie noted that Livingston was driving southbound in an SUV at a high rate of speed along N.M. 566, near mile-marker 5. Livingston went through a barricade and hit the left...


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Legal limit is .08

Erin Juan Sandoval

Oct. 15, 3:05 pm

DWI, Aggravated

McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josie Bowman was advised of a possible drunk driver at the Tohlakai Shell gas station off U.S. 491, according to a police report.

According to Bowman, Sandoval, 46, got out of the vehicle and went into the business. When he came out, Bowman made contact with Sandoval and requested Deputy Tammy S. Houghtaling to join her at the scene.

According to Houghtaling’s report, at the scene, Sandoval admitted to drinking. He allegedly smelled of alcohol, and had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .17 and .18 during...

Gallup man busted for selling someone else’s vehicles

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Vehicles went TO A salvage yard

Terrance Yellowhorse of Gallup was arrested by Gallup Police Department officers on Oct. 26 for an arrest warrant stemming from the alleged theft of 10 vehicles, sold for scrap over the summer, taken from another man’s lot.

According to the affidavit for arrest warrant, Yellowhorse, 42, stole the vehicles from a storage lot off N.M. 118.

“Terrance had cut the lock to the gate securing the business,” the affidavit reads.

From there, with the help of another man, Yellowhorse hauled the vehicles to All City Recycling & Towing, 3109 Industry Dr.

“We have him on a security camera, from All City,” McKinley County Sheriff’s Officer Inv...

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