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State lawmakers respond  to siege on Capitol Hill

Statement by Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer:

“First and foremost, the violent events unfolding at the Capitol in Washington D.C., are shameful, uncalled for, and need to stop immediately.

We are praying for the safety and...

Gallup’s movers and shakers reveal New Year’s wish lists

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Getting ripped, learning to play the piano, or finding the motivation to work on a home improvement project are annually recurring daydreams at this time of year.

But with the pandemic, some of those may have already been checked off the list.

If that’s the case, then what can Gallup residents look to accomplish in 2021?

The Gallup Sun asked some prominent people in our community, including the mayor, the community food pantry director, and the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District director about their wish lists for the new year.


Louis Bonaguidi, mayor of Gallup

Aside from his personal resolution to eat less chocolate, Mayor Louis Bonaguidi had five items for the...

Environmental public health group joins child advocacy organization

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ALBUQUERQUE — On Jan. 1, the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Network became a program of New Mexico Voices for Children. The NMEPHN, which was formed in 2018, is committed to advocating for environmental policies that positively impact public health. Its Advisory Board is comprised of medical, environmental, and public health professionals from throughout the state, including retired pediatrician Lance Chilton, MD, Anna Rondon of the New Mexico Social Justice Equity Institute, and Sharon Finarelli of the New Mexico Alliance of Health Councils.

“We are very excited to be welcoming NMEPHN into the NM Voices family,” James Jimenez, executive director of the child advocacy...


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Raulson Livingston

Dec. 10, 10:37 p.m.

Aggravated DWI


An Arizona man was pulled over on Dec. 10 for driving over 70 miles per hour, well over the speed limit, according to deputies.

Raulson Livingston, 25, of Chinle, Ariz., told a deputy he was going to Walmart just after getting off work, but the officer noticed the man had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Livingston could not keep upright when he was asked to get out of the vehicle and also dropped his wallet.

Livingston told the deputy he had perhaps 12 to 14 ounces of Coors Light. The officer asked him to perform a variety of field sobriety tests.

At around 10:51 p.m., Livingston was arrested. Even though he did not...

Perpetrators caught in El Rancho shooting

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Around 6:30 pm on Dec. 30, Gallup police officers in the area of the El Rancho Hotel heard the sound of numerous gunshots.

They saw a man reloading a firearm and ordered him onto the ground, where he was handcuffed. They determined that he had been shot in his right torso and they began rendering medical aid.

On further investigation, they determined the man they handcuffed had been firing at two people in the parking lot of the hotel.

Those two people were also armed and returned fire.

Before officers could determine their involvement, the two entered a white newer-model extended cab Toyota Tundra and fled the scene.

On Jan. 6, Gallup Police Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo told the...
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