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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.
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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.
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FBI: New Mexico Duo Indicted For Kidnapping And Murder

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office, announced today that Gilbert John, Jr., 33, of Brimhall, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, and Kendra K. Panteah, 34, of Zuni, New Mexico, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo, have been arraigned in federal court.
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UNM institutes mask recommendation in response to COVID-19 uptick

On Monday, June 20, the University of New Mexico administration announced that three-ply surgical masks or better are now recommended, but not required, indoors for all students, faculty and staff at the Albuquerque, Gallup and Valencia campuses, effective June 21. This new recommendation comes in response to the three respective counties the campuses are located in reaching “high COVID-19 community levels” as categorized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Woman allegedly beats minor with a bat

A woman claimed to have been beaten with a bat, but police soon found out that she was the one that had reportedly attacked a minor with the bat. On June 6, around 7:50 pm, Gallup Police Officers Jarad Albert, Gilbert Gonzales, and Jerald Watchman were dispatched to Olivia Park, 515 Basilio Dr., because a woman had hit a minor with a baseball bat.

Latest on driver who crashed into local bank

One man’s drunk driving incident led to damage to a railroad arm, the Indian Jewelers Supply building, and Washington Federal Bank. On June 7, around 7:27 am, Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the area of West Maloney Avenue and North Third Street due to a report of a person driving recklessly.

Man gets violent after reportedly drinking hairspray

A man threatened deputies after allegedly drinking hairspray. On June 2, around 5:45 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to 50 Taos Rd. in Mentmore in reference to a woman who had called dispatch about a man being disorderly. When he met with the caller,...

Man shot dead on Kit Carson

On June 12 around 2 am, Gallup police officers were dispatched to 1511 Kit Carson Dr. in reference to a man who had been shot. One of the residents at the home, Andrew Martinez, 19, of Gallup, stated he had shot a man, who was later idrntifed as Freddie Chiquito, 62, after he discovered him “snooping” in his yard, according to a GPD news release.

Weekly Police Activity Reports

A man smashed a beer can into a woman’s face, leaving her with a swollen lip. On June 5, around 9:56 am, McKinley County Deputy Johnson Lee was dispatched to 13 Ark Hill in Yahatey because of a domestic dispute. When he got to the scene, Lee noticed a...

NTU Congratulates the Culinary Program for ACF Accreditation

CROWNPOINT, NM - On June 13, 2022, Navajo Technical University Culinary and Professional Baking Program passed the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Accreditation. The ACF is a process of self-review for the improvement of the academic quality of culinary arts/baking and pastry programs. The review takes place every 5 – 7...

Americana musician comes to Gallup

Sean Harrison to perform at the Gallup Masonic Center June 19. “I’d like to think I’ll die in an interesting way/ A final effort for some glory to my life/ Like falling from a cliff/ Or run over by a train.” That’s how “Wake up Dead,” a song off of Sean Harrison’s 2020 album “Halfway from Nashville,” starts.

Community Calendar JUNE 24 - JUNE 30, 2022

10 am to 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/or projects. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

City approves annual budget

Gallup has a new budget for fiscal year 2023 – which starts next month – but it’s not quite as hefty as city departments had hoped, forcing the city to try to do more with less. The budget is just over $110,000, and it was approved June...