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Focusing on challenging conversations: Library celebrates Native American Heritage Month

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For the month of November, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will be hosting a myriad of events to celebrate “Native American Heritage Month” which will illuminate this year’s national theme: “Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Seven Generations.”

The library’s Director, Mary Ellen Pellington, said that the main objective is to build the program up from last year’s events and to provide information to the community that will bring up some challenging discussions, such as the recent publicized incident of two local Native American actors, Loren Anthony and Goldie Tom, who walked off the set from an Adam Sandler film, “The Ridiculous Six.”

On Nov. 9, both actors will...

Emergency pillars in need for UNM Gallup campus

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At the conclusion of the UNM-Gallup Advisory Board’s Oct. 27 meeting, members were given an earful as, local student, Lyndsey Toddy, read a letter aloud detailing an incident that occurred last month along the school’s one-mile running trail.

In the letter, a female student who chooses to remain anonymous, described how she went on a run around noon time only to be confronted by two men that emerged from the nearby bushes.

According to the letter, it stated, “These men seemed like they weren’t students and honestly, they scared me and I got an uneasy feeling. I was all alone. I didn’t have my pepper spray and I was so tired from running the trail, I wasn’t sure if I could...

Train Derailed

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On Oct. 23, at about 7 am, BNSF Railway reported that 32 cars had derailed east of Gallup at the Southfork Bridge that crosses north to Red Rock State Park.

State Road 118, also known as Old Route 66, was shut down between Mile Marker 26 and Mile Marker 32 while hazmat crews were on scene to asses a spill from one of the train cars. Hazmat determined the spill was liquid asphalt and was non-hazardous.

A.D.A. Service Animal Rules

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This column is a continuation from last week, Frequently Asked Questions of the American Disability Act, pertaining to Service Animals. It is reprinted here as a service to readers of the Gallup Sun who may have become confused over the issue in recent weeks. We hope this clarifies the matter for them.

For more information on Service Animals that may not have been included in this column, please log on the website at www.ada.gov or call 800-514-0301 (Voice) and 800-514-0383 (TTY), M-W, F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. , Th 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) to speak with an ADA Specialist. Calls are confidential.

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Can service animals be any breed of dog?

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UNM-Gallup Offers On-Campus Mental Health Services

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Students at UNM-Gallup now have access to counseling services in a manner that brings together professional mental health experts, technology, confidentiality and recognition that many issues can complicate a student’s ability to be healthy and happy.

Through an agreement with UNM Student Health and Counseling (SHAC), UNM-Gallup is utilizing Zoom Technology to bring students “face-to-face” with trained mental health counselors from the main campus in Albuquerque.

Private and confidential meetings are now taking place via Zoom in a specially designated office on the UNM-Gallup campus.  Services began this week and according to Student Success Specialist Mary Lou Mraz,

“It is...

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