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Gallup played: Scenes from Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’

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Sir Toby and Fabian fool Sir Andrew and Viola into dueling each other. during a June 12 dress rehearsal for “Shakespeare in the Park,” produced by Gallup Repertory Theater. The play was performed at the Gallup Flea Market.

Photos courtesy of Suzanne Hammons

Waste of natural gas on federal land hurts taxpayers, schools

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New Mexico Voices for Children Executive Director James Jimenez issued the following statement regarding the June 25 release of the report “New Mexico’s Boom that Cost Billions: How Federal Oil and Gas Policies Fail Taxpayers” by Taxpayers for Common Sense:

“While New Mexico is used to being at the bottom of the nation in many indicators, here’s one where we’re at the top: we’ve had the most natural gas wasted from oil and gas production on federal land. This report shows that 87 billion cubic feet of natural gas was wasted in New Mexico between 2008 and 2017. This senseless waste of resources, coupled with outdated rental rates and below-market royalty rates, have left...

UNM-Gallup SkillsUSA Student wins travel scholarship

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Will attend conference in Louisville, Ky.

Isaiah Garcia will attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-28 after winning the mikeroweWORKS Foundation travel scholarship. Garcia, a recent graduate of Central High School was concurrently enrolled in the fire science program at UNM-Gallup’s Center for Career and Technical Education and was a gold medal winner at the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference this spring.

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation partners with SkillsUSA to offer $1,000 travel scholarships to competitors who received gold medals at their state competitions.  Garcia, the only recipient of the scholarship in New Mexico...

‘Stay Focused’ UNM-Gallup Leadership Conference

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TRIO students learn skills for their futures

Students from the UNM-Gallup TRIO programs attended the Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Youth Leadership Conference June 7 – June 9 in Albuquerque.

The Fifth Annual Youth Leadership Conference was sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission. The theme of the conference was Stay Focused and it provided students with opportunities to learn success strategies to use in educational advancement and in their personal lives.

TRIO Student Support Services Director Kimimila Simms, who accompanied this year’s students, said, “The students learned about college prep, team building, positive policing and financial literacy.”  They...

Manufacturing make-over reaps rewards for Albuquerque business

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Special Projects Coordinator, N. M. Manufacturing Extension Partnership

C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.

An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership,  a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value-stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.

Theta Plate, a second-generation, family-owned Albuquerque-based business, specializes in electroplating of precious metals for industrial and commercial uses, such as friction...

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