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House fire claims life of woman

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A woman pulled from a mid-morning house fire was pronounced dead at the scene Dec. 12

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said the call on the fire, at 608 S. Woodrow, came in Metro Dispatch shortly before 11 am this morning.

First responders were on scene within minutes, and kept the blaze from spreading to...

Window Rock man found deceased on east side

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Gallup Police Department officials believe that the death a man found on Gallup's east side may be exposure related.

Police responded to a call on a report of a dead body south of KFC east, 2504 E. Highway 66, shortly after 11 am Friday.

The man was later identified as Ambrose Lincoln, 65, of Window Rock, Ariz. His body was found behind a shed. Police didn't give an estimated time of death, but this likely marks the first open-area death of the the winter season.

"It looks like weather played a factor, but his body has been sent to OMI in Albuquerque for autopsy," GPD Capt. Miranda Spencer said.

Lincoln is listed on the Navajo Nation's Public Sex Offender Registry. He hadn't updated...

Travelin’ Jack stops by Gallup for patriotic fundraiser

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On Dec. 1, Travelin’ Jack’s “Howl-I-Day Give Back Tour” stopped in Gallup to support the Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura Scholarship Fund and the Toys For Tots drive for area youth.

Travelin’ Jack is also known as U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Jack. He is an Old English bulldog and the official mascot for the Delta Company Marines, based in Albuquerque.

Jill Lane, self-proclaimed chauffer and handler, accompanied Jack, who donned the rank of corporal for the Gallup fundraiser.

“He [has] been the mascot of Delta Company for about five years. He [has] been in front of the camera doing a lot of modeling and TV work for about eight years,” Lane said.

Jack holds more than...

Governor hopeful Lujan Grisham visits Gallup over weekend

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The democrat sees economic potential in clean energy

Amid her schedule-packed day on Dec. 2, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., a candidate for New Mexico governor, stopped in a downtown local business for a “meet and greet” with campaign aids.

Lujan Grisham spent the morning in Ramah at the Eastern Navajo Agency Council to address the eastern Navajo leadership for the 31 chapters.

“I get to meet someone new and see the incredible pride and sense of New Mexicans,” she said of her reason for the visit.

The congresswoman discussed economic strategy with the modest gathering at the Gallup Coffee Company on West Coal Avenue. She also bought coffee for everyone who...

BLM Christmas tree permits now available in northern New Mexico

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FARMINGTON, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District is selling Christmas tree cutting permits at the Farmington Field Office, Taos Field Offices, and the New Mexico State Office in Santa Fe.

The permit allows cutting one piñon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands, and is intended for individual use only. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase.

The cost per permit is $5. The BLM will accept credit cards, cash, and checks made payable to the BLM. To acquire a permit, visit the following BLM office locations:

Farmington Field Office

6251 College Blvd, Suite A

Farmington, NM 87402

Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

505-564-7600

Taos Field...
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