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New test results detail improvements at Gallup-McKinley County Schools

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District among top ten state schools in proficiency growth

Gallup-McKinley County Schools Assistant Superintendent Gerald Horacek wanted to stress one point when he spoke to the Board of Education during the Aug. 6 regular meeting.

“Growth matters, especially when it comes to how your students are doing academically in [English Language Arts] and math,” he said.

Horacek was referring to the updated results showing proficiency growth in ELA and math across New Mexico schools in the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career tests, which he presented during the regular meeting.

First, Horacek reiterated the test results he shared at the board’s July 15...

A quiet alley to become a busy, artistic space

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Grant to take alley from blah to inspired

Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District is the recipient of an $8,000 grant from the New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, in partnership with New Mexico MainStreet and the McCune Charitable Foundation in support of a project being developed with gallupARTS to bring art to one block of alleyway in downtown Gallup. The block is located between First Street and Second Street, and Coal Aveue and Aztec Avenue.

The project will result in the creation of one large mural and several art activations that engage the community and bring vibrancy to this underutilized public space over the course of three months, beginning in September and culminating in a...

Governor announces domestic terrorism summit

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Aug. 5 she will convene key legislators of both parties and public safety stakeholders within her administration to analyze and discuss proactive measures to decrease the risk of domestic terrorist acts in the wake of the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, TX, which law enforcement authorities are investigating as a hate crime.

The domestic terrorism summit is scheduled for Aug. 14 and will include a briefing on the subject by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is intended to catalyze a discussion about preventative steps the state can take, in conjunction with local public safety jurisdictions, toward comprehensive preparedness against actors...

Diocese of Gallup adds four new names to list of credibly accused clergy

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The Franciscan Province of Santa Barbara released a list of clergy and friars credibly accused of abuse on May 21. Two of the priests listed were assigned to the Diocese of Gallup throughout the 1960s-1980s.

The two priests of the Santa Barbara Province, Fr. Camillus Cavagnaro and Fr. Sylvester

Mancuso, are accused of abuse during assignments outside the Diocese of Gallup and will be added to the corresponding list on our diocesan website: https://sbfranciscans.org/list-of-credibly-accused/

During the process of verifying the assignments, we learned that a third friar, Br. Dennis Duffy, was credibly accused of abuse during an assignment within our Diocese, in Whiteriver, Ariz. The...

RMCHCS ‘roadies’ trade addiction for art entrepreneurism

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The Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Community Work Service Organization will serve as unofficial “roadies” for this year’s Gallup Native Arts Market event. The group of ten hospital volunteers will be assisting the 150 artists expected to participate with table set-ups, building displays, minding booths, carting artwork, serving snacks to artists, unloading vehicles and other tasks, so the artists can focus on their works. The market will feature 108, 10x10 booths and 5, 100-foot-long tents for artists to display their works.

The event, renowned for its Navajo and Zuni jewelry, pottery, paintings and other artworks will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 am-6 pm and...
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