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Solar farm prepares to flip the ‘on’ switch

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City on track to save $1 million over the next 25 years

The city’s new solar power project is in the final phases of testing, and is slated to go live in the next several weeks. Once operational, the site will generate roughly 10 percent of Gallup’s power. The solar farm will be located on city-owned property...

AG Balderas announces Roswell murderer to stay in prison

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ROSWELL, N.M. – On Feb. 19, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed the convictions of Steven Lee Lucero for the 2014 brutal murder of Isaiah Sanchez in Roswell.

The defendant set into motion a methodical plan to rob the defendant that ended in the murder of the victim and the ultimate theft of just $15 from the victim’s wallet.

Balderas released the following statement:

“Keeping the most violent, dangerous offenders behind bars in New Mexico is our priority. I am thankful to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Roswell Police Department...

Knife fight lands two in hospital

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Staff Reports

Gallup police responded to a call about a reported stabbing just after noon Feb. 21.

Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting.

One of the men received a cut on his arm, while the other had what appeared to be a cut to the forehead. Spencer said the cut on the forehead does not appear to be from a knife and may have been caused by the man falling down or hitting his head on something.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. As of 5 pm the day of the stabbing, no arrests have been made and police have not released the names of...

Suspect arrested in Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing

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A clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late Thursday afternoon.

Two Native American males entered the convenience store at the Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason.

Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery.

Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery was...

Gallup man with rare disease feels support of friends, family at recent fundraiser

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Jimmy and Julie Gonzales appreciated the support of city residents and others from the region for attending their recent enchilada fundraising event at the Community Pantry in Gallup, which began Feb. 5 and is ongoing.

The fundraiser was held to cover Jimmy Gonzales’ medical treatment costs at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. Friends and family coordinated the fundraising activities, which also included a raffle and softball tournament.

A GoFundMe page, titled “Help Jimmy Get to Mayo,” was also established. As of Feb. 14, 138 people have raised $9,606 of the $20,000 goal in 21 days. The campaign is trending and there is still time to contribute.

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