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Newly minted UNM president visits Gallup branch

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Dr. Garnett S. Stokes, the 23rd President of UNM, stopped by the Gallup branch as part of her statewide listening tour May 21.

Stokes is the first female president in UNM’s 129 history. She began working for the university on March 1, and was formally installed during commencement on May 12.

She is a first generation...

Congratulations & Best Wishes to the ‘Class of 2018’!

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Middle College High School on shaky ground with district

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GMCS opting to make McKinley Academy STUDENTS alt choice

An April 30 letter from Gallup-McKinley County Public Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt has sparked debate on the possible revocation of a 16-year-old charter school that was the first early college high school in the state.

Middle College High School was first opened in 2002, offering students educational opportunities to earn their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits at UNM-Gallup Branch.

The letter was addressed to parents and students of MCHS and states that the school district has received questions from parents regarding the possible revocation of MCHS.

“The questions thus far are...

Native group lends support to Palestinians living in the West Bank

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The “Palestinian Right of Return” presentation at the Work in Beauty House in Gallup brought together people united in support of Palestinians struggling to survive on the West Bank.

On May 14, the Red Nation Gallup Chapter invited Diné activist Melissa Tso, 30, to speak about her recent trip to Palestine with a delegation from the U.S. called “Black 4 Palestine.”

“We wanted to share our struggles with Palestinians and learn from them,” she said.

Tso is from Chinle, Arizona.

She is Todich’iinii (Bitter Water Clan) born for To’ahani (Near to Water clan). Her maternal grandfathers and To’ahedliinii (Water Runs Together People) and her paternal grandfathers are...

RMCHCS team reports to commission on diabetes study

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Warning: Report isn’t stellar

During the May 16 regular meeting of the McKinley County Board of Commissioners, Rehoboth McKinley County Christian Health Services reported on an effort to study diabetes prevention for the area.

Jean Baltz, director of the Diabetes Prevention Program, provided an overview of the high number of adults with diabetes.

She said the hospital was awarded a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for pre-diabetes or diabetes prevention.

With a background in chronic disease management, Baltz previously worked for Humana in Louisville and the Memorial Hermann Physician Network in Houston.

“I’m really happy to be here to bring some of...

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