Continental Divide, NM

Cynthia Jaramillo

Cynthia “Sonia” Jaramillo, sunrise: Gallup, N.M. Sept. 7, 1976 sunset: Winslow, June 26, 2022. Sonia, our beloved mother, daughter, sister, auntie and friend is on her journey into heaven. Sonia was a person that people will always remember in their heart and for the great, kind, giving person she was. She was born in Gallup, N.M. She spent her childhood years with her parents in Winslow. She then moved to Bullhead City with her parents. She attended Mohave High School in Bullhead City. She lived in Bullhead for many years until she relocated back to Winslow in 2016.
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Veterans Administration gives accreditation Navajo Nation VA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has given accreditation to a tribal veterans organization. The federal agency this week officially recognized the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration under the Tribal Representation Expansion Program. It allows the Navajo Nation to assist tribal veterans with benefit and pension...
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Weekly Police Activity Reports

A man broke into a woman’s apartment and broke her front door and her T.V. On June 14, around 12:12 am, Gallup Police Officer Maria Olivares and Warren Bowannie were dispatched to the Sun Valley Apartments, 201 Joseph M Montoya Blvd., because of a call about property damage. The...

Navajo Nation graduates its 57th Police Training Academy class

Ten men and women have graduated from the Navajo Nation’s police academy. The new officers make up the 57th Navajo Nation Police Training Academy Class and attended a ceremony at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M., last Saturday. The 28-week training course focuses on academics, crime scene management, de-escalation...

Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society, Animal Protection declare four-week quarantine

Due to a distemper outbreak, the McKinley County Humane Society will be undergoing a full four-week quarantine that started on June 20. During this time the Humane Society will not be doing any adoptions, animal viewings, and accepting any surrendered animals. The Gallup Dog Park will be closed during the...

Gallup is ready for its close-up

Smithsonian Magazine article gives travelers worldwide reasons to visit. Locals know about the treasures in Gallup and surrounding areas – hot air balloons, natural wonders, bike and hiking trails, Native Dances, the arts community and New Mexico cuisine – and may take those things for granted. But they’re a big draw for visitors.

NTU rodeo athletes compete among the nation’s best at 2022 College National Finals Rodeo

Casper, Wyoming – Navajo Technical University was represented by Rooster Yazzie and Hiyo Yazzie both of Brimhall, NM at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, WY, June 12-18, 2022. The duo performed exceptionally well at the rodeo that featured approximately 400 of the top college cowboys and cowgirls from across the country competing for the national championships individually and as teams. Navajo Technical University men finished in 28th place with 120 points at the 10- day event held at the Ford Wyoming Event Center.

Navajo Nation becomes first tribe in the U.S. to meet special criteria aimed at helping veterans

GALLUP, N.M. — The Navajo Nation is the first tribe in the country to get a special accreditation to help veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough visited Gallup on Tuesday. During his visit, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, U.S. Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, among other elected officials, announced that the Navajo Nation Veterans Administation is the first tribal nation to meet the criteria and standards to allow veteran service officers on the reservation to help veterans with benefit and pension claims.

Community Calendar JULY 1 - JULY 7, 2022

12 pm to 8 pm. @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe (306 S. 2nd St.). On the first Friday of every month, join your fellow motor enthusiasts. Whether you have a classic, off-road, sports, truck, motorcycle...whatever it may be, bring it over! Live music, raffles, games, and other fun activities (varies every event). And of course, great coffee, fantastic food, and good people.

Multi-cultural musician coming to Gallup

According to her website, Raye Zaragoza dealt with a lot of pain growing up and trying to fit in as a Japanese-American, Mexican, Indigenous woman. But that’s all changed now that she’s grown up, accepted herself for who she is, and found her voice as a musician. “I...

July 2022 A&E Calendar

12 pm to 8 pm. @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe (306 S. 2nd St.). On the first Friday of every month, join your fellow motor enthusiasts. Whether you have a classic, off-road, sports, truck, motorcycle...whatever it may be, bring it over! Live music, raffles, games, and other fun activities (varies every event). And of course, great coffee, fantastic food, and good people.

Funnel cloud spotted in Crownpoint

CROWNPOINT, N.M. — Viewer video captured the moments a funnel cloud formed near Crownpoint, New Mexico, on Monday morning. According to the KOAT 7 Weather Team, the funnel that formed was a "tropical" funnel. A tropical funnel is similar to a cold air funnel. These types of funnel clouds form in areas experiencing high levels of moisture in the air.

Phoenix man charged with aggravated battery, sexual assault

A Phoenix man faces multiple charges after he was found in a motel room with a woman who claimed that he had sexually abused her. On June 16, Gallup Police Officer Aaron Marquez was dispatched to Motel 6, 3306 W. Hwy. 66 because of a domestic dispute. The motel manager had called the police after getting a call from Room 236. The manager said a female had called the front desk, and that she’d seemed intoxicated and wanted someone removed from the room.

Crumbling sidewalks

Sidewalks, curbs and gutters that are crumbling are the kind of thing that get citizens’ attention, because people encounter and use them every day. Getting them fixed is expensive, and takes longer with a tight budget. So even though the city council greenlit about $250,000 that was previously set...


A Gallup man, Mathew Jameson, 29, was fairly cooperative as he was arrested for his third aggravated DWI. Gallup Officer Vincent Thompson was informed by a woman of two possibly intoxicated persons in a silver Toyota Camry at the Speedway station at 701 U.S. Hwy. 491. Thompson arrived at the station and found the suspect vehicle leaving the premises, so he followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the lot of Delta Tire at 501 U.S. Hwy. 491.

Crownpoint man pleads guilty to sex abuse of a minor in Navajo Nation

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced on June 15 that Wade Dixon, 33, of Crownpoint, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a minor in Indian Country. Dixon will remain in custody pending sentencing.
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Veterans Affairs clinics to remain open

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The plan to close four VA clinics across the state is now off the table. Earlier this year, the Department of Veteran Affairs discussed closing VA clinics across the country, including clinics in Gallup, Raton, Espanola, and Las Vegas, New Mexico. Thanks to a bipartisan effort in Washington, those clinics will stay open.

Navajo Nation first tribe to achieve accreditation to file VA benefits claims

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation Veterans Administration was formally recognized by the head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for being the first tribal nation program to receive accreditation to help veterans submit federal benefits claims directly to the VA. VA Secretary Denis McDonough recognized the tribal government program's status during a visit to Gallup on June 28. ...

Navajo Police Academy graduates 10 new police officers

CROWNPOINT, N.M.. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez attended the graduation ceremony of 10 new police officers in Crownpoint, New Mexico June 25. Class 57, 10 Diné men and women received their Navajo Nation Police badge during the event held at Navajo Technical University....