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GALLUP ON FILM

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Filmmaker seeks local talent

An original short film production is set for this summer based on the skills of a budding young Navajo female, Shaandiin Tome, who briefed the Gallup City Council on the project May 23 at the regular city meeting. “Actors and actresses are needed for film production,” Tome told council...

GPD: ‘Coffee With A Cop’ series successful

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Cops, community come together over coffee

Lt. Roseanne Morrissette of the Gallup Police Department said officers weren’t doing anything out of the ordinary May 19 at the Coffee With A Cop event held at the Silver Stallion Coffee and Bread Restaurant near the Downtown Walkway.

Rather, the event was simply another formal attempt at bringing the police department and members of the community together for informal conversation.

“It went well and each one that we’ve had has gone very well,” Morrissette, a public information officer with the GPD, said. “I have noticed that we see some new faces and we see some familiar faces that stop by. It was a lot of fun.”

For about two...

Gallup fire hydrant maintenance, testing coming up

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The Gallup Fire Department will conduct its annual fire hydrant testing and maintenance operation, starting June 1, officials said.

Gallup Deputy Fire Chief Jesus Morales said the program is very important as it allows the city fire department to identify the amount of water available for firefighting purposes. “This testing will be done to all of the hydrants in the city,” Morales said. “It doesn’t require that the water be turned off by the fire department or residents.”

“Fire hydrant testing and maintenance includes pressure readings, flowing water of the fire hydrant, cleaning and painting and documenting inefficiency,” Morales said. “There have been no problems...

The annual ‘Run for The Wall’ hits Gallup

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Event is like rolling thunder

The hardest thing isn’t the noise. It isn’t the motorcycles. Rather, it’s making sure that riders have what they need when they get to Gallup.

“It was a wonderful event,” Sandra McKinney, the wife of the city’s mayor and an organizer of the annual Run for The Wall, said. “We received a lot of compliments about how orderly everything was.”

An estimated 300-plus motorcycles and riders rocked and rolled through Gallup and at nearby Red Rock Park, May 18, where they stopped to pay homage to the men and women in uniform who have served the country May 19 and 20. Run For The Wall is a cross-country motorcycle venture whereby thousands of...

City of Grants inaugurates new road equipment

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Teaching/testing in the parking lot

GRANTS— As a test run of new equipment and the start of necessary street work, the City of Grants plowed up the parking lot at the dog park and Streets Department building Monday, introducing the Asphalt Zipper to the city’s stable of roadwork equipment.

The Zipper, priced at $138,000, is a relatively low-cost solution to road surface problems. Dedicated loaders for resurfacing can cost $500,000 or more. “We have it under a lease to own with five payments of $27,600,” City Manager Laura Jaramillo said.

“The toothy machine can be mounted in the shovel of a loader and in ideal conditions prepare  as much as two miles of road,” Chris...
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