Gallup, NM

Navajo Nation Council spokesman arrested after relative hurt

GALLUP, N.M. — The communications director for the Navajo Nation Council has been arrested for allegedly injuring a relative at his Gallup home, the Gallup Independent reported. Alray Nelson, 36, is facing charges of aggravated battery, and evading or obstructing an officer, the newspaper reported. Nelson serves as the...
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In 1986, a 9-year-old girl answered the door in the middle of the night. She hasn't been seen in over three decades.

Anthonette Cayedito lived in Gallup, New Mexico, with her mother Penny, and her two younger sisters, Wendy and Sadie. The 9-year-old was nicknamed “Squirrel” and her favorite color was purple. Loved ones described her as a devoted girl who was wise beyond her years and had a caregiver's heart; by age six, Anthonette was already cooking for her sisters and taking care of them while Penny worked.
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NMSP: Flooding causes I-40 closure east of Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police is reporting all lanes of I-40 are closed Monday afternoon at milepost 33 east of Gallup due to flooding. Officials are asking drivers to avoid the area. For updates on road conditions, visit

9 hospitals ending labor, delivery services

Several hospitals are ending labor and delivery services for a variety of reasons, including financial challenges. Hazel Crest, Ill.-based Advocate South Suburban Hospital ended labor and delivery services Aug. 1. The hospital cited a decline in births as the reason for the change in obstetric services, with a 40 percent decrease since 2015.

Navajo Code Talker Day celebrated with museum groundbreaking

Hundreds gathered to celebrate Navajo Code Talkers Day with the groundbreaking of the Navajo Code Talker Museum near the Navajo Nation capitol of Window Rock Sunday. The public event honored and remembered the 400 Navajo Code Talkers who served in World War II and helped win the war by using the Navajo language to create an unbreakable code for radio communication.

Local volleyball teams prepare for tough task of chasing down Gallup High School

FARMINGTON — The Gallup High School volleyball team not only went unbeaten in District 1-4A competition last year, it lost only one game in the 10 matches against its district rivals. With a mark of 30 games to one last season, the Bengals easily won the district title and also earned a four seed in the state volleyball tournament, winning 18 matches in the regular season. ...

Man accused of driving though Gallup parade held until trial

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – Jeff Irving, the man accused of driving drunk through a Gallup parade will remain behind bars until trial. Investigators say his blood alcohol was three times the legal limit when he was caught on camera barreling through the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Parade. Investigators say he then crashed into several vehicles. More than a […]

Community Calendar AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 18, 2022

INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL: A PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE. 10 am to 7 pm @ the Rex Museum (on the corner of Highway 66 and Third Street). The City of Gallup invites you to celebrate the centennial of Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial through images and objects, an exhibition curated by OFPL. The exhibit will run through September 2022. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Resilience at the 100th Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Gallup

08.12.2022- Photojournalist Benjamin Yazza captures a community coming together at the 100th Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup. After a horrifying incident that left more than a dozen people injured, strength and resilience prevailed at the historic celebration of indigenous culture. Correspondent: Benjamin Yazzie. Guest(s):. Amber Shandiin Ballenger, Intertribal Ceremonial Queen (Diné)...

Video shows man drive away from police, through Gallup parade

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – Newly obtained police body camera video shows the initial moments where police tried stopping a driver in an SUV before the vehicle began driving through a parade. Jeff Irving is facing multiple charges related to the August 4 incident in Gallup that left 15 people injured. According to New Mexico State Police, […]

One arrested, another wanted for north side homicide

A Gallup was reportedly stabbed during a fight. On Aug. 10, around 2 am, Gallup Police were called to the intersection of North Eleventh Street and West Wilson Avenue when an unresponsive man was found lying on the ground. Police arrived and determined that the man was deceased. The man...

City cleaning up from recent flooding, relief in the distant future

Public Works Director Robert Hamblen discusses two future projects that will fix city’s drainage system. For most of the spring and summer, Gallup had been seeing major drought conditions. According to the Drought Monitor, McKinley County was in the D3 (extreme) drought zones, with a small part of the northwest corner of the state in the D2 (severe) zones for May, June, and most of July. But that all changed during the last weekend of July, and now Gallup is experiencing a lot of flooding.

MCSO’s K-9 division cracking down on narcotics at GMCS

Gallup-McKinley County Schools is cracking down on drugs. During the previous school year, the school district started a partnership with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and its K-9 division. The partnership formed after the school district approached the sheriff’s office and expressed a concern about finding vapes and marijuana...

KRQE Newsfeed: Fatal road rage arrest, Gallup parade video, Drier weekend, Sanctioned homeless camp, School shaving policy

Friday’s Top Stories Albuquerque Police releases Muhammad Syed arrest video Man accused of repeatedly breaking conditions of release stays out of jail Albuquerque man charged with child abuse released from jail Video: Deputies talk to family of toddler found wandering at night in Albuquerque Rio Rancho police detain person after officer shoots in stolen SUV […]

Prosecutors rush to keep accused parade-crasher in jail until trial

GALLUP, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors say the man accused of driving drunk through a Gallup parade will likely do something dangerous again if he is not kept in jail. Investigators say Jeff Irving’s blood alcohol was three times the legal limit when he was caught on camera barreling through the Intertribal Ceremonial Parade last week. More than […]

Tse Yi Gai extends opportunities to grades 6-8

Middle school students in the Pueblo Pintado area have a new option for school this year with the addition of grades 6-8 at Tse Yi Gai school. Gallup McKinley County Schools decided to expand enrollment after a community survey indicated support. The school has space for 891 students, much larger than the high school population it has recently served. As a high school only, it ended the last term with 67 students. To date, 14 middle schoolers have enrolled for this term.

Council mulls water rate options

Gallupians can still expect a water rate increase soon, but instead of the previously reported 22.5%, it’s looking as if it will be more in the range of 10 to 15% each year. City staff reworked the numbers after Councilor Sarah Piano, Dist. 3, balked at the steep increase originally proposed in May.