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BREAKING NEWS: Man shot in north Gallup

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Police are looking for the individual that shot a man last night, shortly before 7 pm, at the Black Diamond Mobile Home Park on East Wilson.

Gallup Police Department officials are currently investigating the incident, but the victim (details pending) was shot once in the abdomen.

After being shot, he went to the Med Star...

Officials grapple with restoring funding to make jails more ‘viable’

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0 Gallup City Council and the McKinley County Commission met in a joint work session to discuss strategies to obtain more funding from the state for housing inmates in the McKinley County Adult Detention Center Oct. 20.

According to the McKinley Legislative Priorities report submitted to city and county officials by County Manager Bill Lee, the county was originally granted about $5 million dollars, under the County Detention Facility Reimbursement Act in 2007, to cover the cost of housing offenders. But funds were reduced to approximately $2.96 million for fiscal year 2016, when compared to the $3.3 million budget in fiscal year 2015.

“The act says that $5 million should be...

Board weighs in on energy drinks in district schools

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The question as to whether energy drinks should be completely prohibited at district schools was discussed at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education’s regular meeting Oct.19.

According to Interim Superintendent Carmen Moffett, a recent survey of all Gallup district schools revealed that out of the 19 of 35 schools that participated, Thoreau High School allows energy drinks to be consumed even though the school “discouraged it because of health reasons.”

District 5 board member Lynn Huenemann said there is a district-wide wellness policy that states that schools cannot supply energy drinks to the students such as selling them on the lunch menu or at school...

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals and the ADA

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Part 1 of 2

The local uproar created by a single veteran with a comfort animal that entered a restaurant to eat a few weeks ago, continues with a lot of disinformation. The conversation started with an ADA activist (lack of identification on her part compels me to list her as such) attempting to mediate between the veteran and the restaurant owner.

As more information was gathered, another meeting was held in the Veterans hall and was comprised mostly of veterans and spouses. It is with these concerns in mind that these frequently asked questions of the American Disability Act is reprinted here in two parts. Not all of the questions and answers are pertinent to the local problem, but...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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Gallup, 10/19

MCSO Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai was called out to a residence on Caribou Lane in reference to two former detergent containers filled with used hypodermic needles. The caller said she found the icky items in an abandoned recreational vehicle, just west of her residence. The needles were disposed of in sharps containers at the MCSO.


Smith Lake, 10/18

A man who parked his truck on State Highway 371, at Mile Marker 8, after being involved in an accident, reported that his car was broken into overnight, according to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office report. Darryl Maldanado said that his “Cobalt” brand toolbox was stolen along with the...

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