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The mystery of Billy the Kid

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Did the wild west myth have Gallup/Ramah ties?

Billy the Kid is a bit of a wild west myth. Something to hold on to, something to remember the olden days by.

But who was he, really? Who is really buried in the ground out at Fort Sumner? Some people don’t think that it’s Billy the Kid – who was born Henry...

Man shot during New Year’s Eve argument

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Two men got into an argument over rent, and it ended with one man, Lazaro Lutsie, shooting the other in the head.

On Dec. 31, around 6 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies were called to 702 Pillar Ave. in Gamerco when they received the call about a possible gunshot victim.

When the deputies entered the trailer, they found the victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. Two women were at the scene, and they told deputies that the victim and Lutsie, 24, had gotten into an argument about rent.

The women said that the four of them had been drinking when the victim and Lutsie began arguing. All four of them live in the trailer, and their landlord had stopped by and...

Raúl Torrez sworn in as New Mexico’s 32nd Attorney General

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SANTA FE – Raúl Torrez was officially sworn in as New Mexico’s 32nd Attorney General on Jan. 1. Torrez was sworn in by former Court of Appeals Judge, James J. Wechsler, at the State Capitol in Santa Fe.

At a brief ceremony at the Roundhouse, Torrez said that it was a privilege to serve as the “people’s lawyer” and reaffirmed his commitment to help build a justice system that serves and protects all New Mexicans.

“We have a solemn obligation to ensure that the needs and interests of the people are placed at the very center of our democracy,” Torrez said. “Our faith in the law derives from its unwavering commitment to include the interest of all and not the favored...

Weekly DWI Report

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Nastassia Martinez

Dec. 19, 1:34 pm

DWI (Fourth)

Reckless driving led to a Gallup woman, Nastassia Martinez, 41, being arrested and charged with her fourth DWI.

A calling party informed Metro Dispatch of a black Chevrolet SUV driving recklessly westbound on Highway 118 from Highway 566. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Salazar responded to the attempt-to-locate that was issued by Metro Dispatch and located the suspect vehicle with further assistance from the caller.

The SUV was reportedly found weaving through traffic and driving on the shoulder near the New Mexico State Police Office at 4200 U.S. Hwy. 66. Salazar pulled the SUV over and...

Governor appoints three to Public Regulation Commission, signs executive order creating Tribal Advisory Council

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of Gabriel Aguilera, Brian Moore, and Patrick O’Connell to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission on Dec. 30, who all began their roles at the PRC the next day.

“These appointees are experienced professionals who have the skills needed to oversee an energy transition that is affordable, effective and equitable for every New Mexico community,” Lujan Grisham said in a press release published Dec. 30. “I’m grateful to each of these individuals for providing their expertise in service of our state.”

The governor also signed an executive order creating a Tribal Advisory Council to provide input to the...

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