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Grants Police Chief to Resign

GRANTS, N.M. – On Thursday, August 11, Grants Police Chief Jeff Marez submitted his letter of resignation to the City of Grants. According to sources familiar with the matter, Marez’ last day as chief will be September 11. The Cibola Citizen attempted to reach out to Marez, but did not hear back in time for deadline.
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Milan Woman Hit by Train

MILAN, N.M. – A woman was struck by a train in the Village of Milan, New Mexico. The incident occurred on August 2 in between Route 66 and Elkins Road in the village. The woman did not survive the accident. Milan Police Department reminds residents that train tracks, and their subsequent right-of-ways are private property, it is both illegal and dangerous to be on the tracks.
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Missing Indigenous Women in Cibola

GRANTS, N.M. – There are several missing people from Cibola County, New Mexico. One of the most vulnerable groups in the country is the indigenous women demographic. Grants, N.M. recently had an indigenous women go missing, and while the missing woman was found, this is not the case for most indigenous women who go missing. An indigenous woman, Mona Renee Vallo was found dead due to a hit-and-run accident on March 9. Even after all of these months, authorities have not been able to find the driver, or the vehicle used in the accident. This is the sad reality for cases involving indigenous women in the United States; more often than not, crimes of violence against them go unsolved.

Desiree Molina named to Dean's List at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO, C.O. – Desiree Molina, of Grants, NM, was named to Fort Lewis College's Dean's List for the Spring 2022 semester. Molina's major is Computer Information Systems. To be eligible for Dean's List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college-level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.

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Laguna Youth Baseball team now 3-2 in Cal Ripken World Series' pool play

The Laguna Youth Baseball's age 12-and-under baseball team has won three games and lost one thus far in the Cal Ripken World Series. On Saturday, Aug. 6, they defeated Meridian, Ida., 11-0. Then the next day they beat Central Vermont, 12-2. LYB dropped its next two games - to Ararat,...

Grants Fire and Rescue participated

Grants Fire and Rescue participated in the 84th Annual Tri-State Firemen's Association and Fire College in Dolores, Colorado. GFR and Milan Fire Department represented Cibola County at this event that also provided updated firemen training to Cibola’s dedicated firefighting crews.In 2023, theAnnual Tri-State Firemen’sAssociation and Fire College will be coming to San Rafael. Grants Fire and Rescue Chief Robert Hays is hoping that the event will bring a lively crowd to Cibola and teach valuable skills to fire crews.

Pursuit Policies in Cibola

GRANTS, N.M. – A series of disasters stemming from high-speed police pursuits have crippled the City of Grants. Now, as the Village of Milan seeks to change their policies so as to make highspeed pursuits less dangerous, Grants City Manager Donald Jaramillo said that GPD has been following their policies to the letter. The first major pursuit incident occurred in the City of Grants on May 11. This pursuit began as three men from Grants stole a flatbed Dually truck from Gallup, N.M. Officers began the pursuit which reached high speeds down Santa Fe Avenue before it crashed into a Ford F-250 an SUV, and then the traffic light pole on the corner of Santa Fe Avenue and NM Highway 53. Now, almost four months later, the light pole has still not been replaced, causing frustration and the occasional traffic jam.

Laguna Police Help Put Drug Trafficker in Prison

LAGUNA, N.M. – Albuquerque, New Mexico man John Seibel was sentenced to 17 years and six months in prison for drug trafficking across New Mexico. Working with the federal government, the Laguna Police Department assisted in taking down the criminal. Seibel is a 26-year-old that was sentenced to over...