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Missing endangered juvenile

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The Gallup Police is seeking the public's assistance in locating Enel Halona.

She is a 13-year-old Native American girl. She is 5 feet tall, and weighs about 100 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Halona was last seen around 11 pm on Dec. 22 at the Cliffside Apartments.  It is believed she was last seen walking...

Laying a hero to rest

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Gallup says goodbye to Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura

“Friend, generous, and hero” were a few of the words spoken about the late Cpl. Hiroshi “Hershey’’ Miyamura, a U.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient, as he was laid to rest Dec. 10 at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup.

Miyamura was given full military honors at Sunset Memorial Park following his funeral services at First Methodist Church. A funeral procession of mourners traveled down Highway 66 to the burial site. Vehicles lined the side of the highway and people stood by paying their last respects to Miyamura as the hearse passed by.

The procession was greeted at the entrance to the burial site with the U.S. flag flying...

UNM-G chancellor search nears its end

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You might say that Dr. Sabrina Ezzell’s whole life has been leading up to this. The interim chancellor of the UNM-Gallup campus for the past eight months is on the verge of taking the permanent position as chancellor.

Originally from Albuquerque, Ezzell has spent the past 25 years in the Four Corners area, starting as a nurse at Sage Memorial Hospital in Ganado in 1997.  She gradually worked her way over to McKinley County in the 1990s and UNM-Gallup in 2015. There, she has worked as a nursing faculty member, director of the nursing program, and the chair of the Education, Health and Human Services Division.

“Our location makes us unique because we are so close to the Navajo...

Water rate hike delayed again

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Reprieve for consumers could spell trouble for the future

Gallup residents may cheer when they learn water rates won’t go up in January as planned, but some city leaders are worried that delaying the hike further will hobble the city’s ability to keep up with system maintenance, much less improvements.

A motion to raise rates by 15% Jan. 1, 2023, with a 1% decrease in subsequent years starting next July 1, died for lack of a second at the city council meeting Dec. 13. It was the third water rate proposal the Finance Department has made since April.

Early in the review, it became clear the city has been charging residential customers less for water than it costs to deliver...

Homicide victim identified, suspects named

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GPD on the lookout for two people

The man that was shot outside of Pep Boys on Dec. 6 has been identified.

On Dec. 6, around 11:30 am, Gallup Police officers were dispatched to Pep Boys, 702 U.S. Hwy. 491, in reference to shots fired.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a deceased male, who appeared to have been shot. He was identified as Brandon Lee, 37, of Tsayatoh, N.M.

Detectives obtained two arrest warrants for two wanted persons. Quinton White, 25, of Gallup, has already been arrested and booked on the first warrant. He has been charged with accessory to murder (a capital felony) and harboring or aiding a felon (a fourth degree felony).

The second arrest warrant is for...

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