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Community Pantry’s new leadership: Alice Perez aims to increase FOOD distribution

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Alice Perez will officially take over as director of the Jim Harlin Community Pantry on June 1. She hopes that with a “combination of passion, a great team to work with and community support it can turn into one of the best pantries in the state.”

A 35 year resident of Gallup, Perez and her husband, Max, have raised...

Weekly Crime Blotter

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By Kimberly A. Gaona

Red Rock Area

Benton Yazzie, 42, of Thoreau, N.M. was arrested for his second driving while intoxicated charge on May 19 after he was involved in an automobile crash on Red Rock Drive near Susan.

Front Row Seat East

Four adult males were arrested on May 23 for drinking in front of the business of Front Row Seat on East Highway 66. Darrell Livingston, 37; Emerson Yazzie, 45; Alvin Nelwoot, 42 all from Church Rock, N.M. along with Virgil Martinez Sr., 58, of Ft. Wingate, N.M. were all observed by police officers drinking a 24 ounce can of alcohol.

Big Cheese East

On the same day, May 23, three more male individuals were arrested for drinking a can of beer in...

Memorial Day: Some Gave All

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Memorial Day started with the laying of wreaths in the Veteran section of Hillcrest Cemetery on May 25 by VA nurse Consuela Smith, City Councilwoman Fran Palochak, and Mary Calderon, a recent widow of a veteran. With a multitude of American flags around the fenced off area, interspersed with those of the military branches of America as well as the MIA/POW banner, veterans representing one local group, Veterans Helping Veterans, and the Knights of Columbus stood quietly and respectfully during the short service.

Dey&Nite sang their rendition of the National Anthem and a 21-gun salute was offered as a remembrance to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, or who...

Miyamura High Graduates 197

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Miyamura High School graduated 197 students May 23, in a ceremony held at Public School Stadium. It was the final graduation for Gallup Schools but it was as joyous as the first one over three weeks ago.

In rows of four, the students filed into the area set for them, following the faculty. The Posting of Colors was handled admirably by two members of the American Legion. Ismael Fuentes and Victor Madrid took care of the welcome to the visitors packed into the concrete-based bleachers on the west side.

Rachael Eldridge and Nicole Atenciao led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and Andy Escamilla performed the national anthem. The invocation was given by Josiah Shank and...

Rehoboth Graduates 42

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The Rehoboth parking lot overflowed with cars and trucks, and the Sports & Fitness Center was jammed to the roof for the graduation ceremony May 23.

Forty-two students, including 17 members of the National Honor Society, filed into the auditorium to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by a five-piece combo. Principal Chris VanSlooten welcomed all the visitors with the help of Shannon Begay. Mikias Ippel, McKenzie Dunson and Nolan Johnny read the Class Bible verses and Superintendent Carol Bremer-Bennett addressed the graduates minutes later.

Bobbi Padilla and Amanda Martin were recognized as the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of this year’s class and a...

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