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UNM-Gallup to close early childhood, family center

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The UNM-Gallup administration has announced that effective July 31, that the Early Childhood and Family Center will be closing. The center had its grand opening on May 12, 2015 and has been available to students and community members offering educational and childcare services to...

Quilts of Valor

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Comforting Soldiers with


“Just one star can comfort a soldier”

A quilting club is making the difference in the lives of veterans. On a Saturday, women from near and far gathered at UNM-Gallup’s north campus with a goal of creating 10 quilts. Sewing machines hummed as blocks of fabric were slowly and methodically turned into colorful tapestries.

The ladies talked and giggled as they worked, but they take their responsibility to heart as members of “The Loyal Order of the Quilt.”

The Loyal Order of The Quilt designs and stiches together quilts for local veterans here in the Gallup area. Each year, 10 veterans are nominated by members of the community...

New GPD badges reflect uniqueness of Gallup

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GPD: 30-year change welcomed

Officers at the Gallup Police Department recently began wearing new badges that are as unique as the community they serve. The badges set the Gallup officers apart from cops elsewhere.

The new symbols of local law enforcement display a silver background with the new official city of Gallup Thunderbird design along with the flags of the United States and New Mexico. On the borders of the patch, are the words: “Strength, Honor and Courage.” The words Gallup Police are included on the patch, too. The entire patch is in the shape of an arrowhead.

Personnel at the Gallup Police Department started wearing the newly designed patches on May 1. Gallup police...


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McKinley, Cibola unemployment rates edge downward

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Seasonal construction hiring kicking-in

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in April 2017, the same as it was in March, but up from a 6.6 percent rate a year ago. The national unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in March and down from 5.0 percent in April 2016, according to information put out by the state Department of Work Force Solutions.

In McKinley County, the unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in April, which was lower than the 9.2 percent rate in March. In Cibola County, which is a 55-minute drive from McKinley County, the unemployment rate for April was 7.5 percent, compared to an 8.0 percent rate in March. The unemployment...

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