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PED Secretary honors three ‘A’ grade district schools

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Some months have passed since Del Norte elementary in north Gallup earned an A grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

It is one of three schools in the Gallup McKinley County Schools district that received the stellar grade, based on a set of criteria from PED that schools must meet to earn the top...

First Navajo, English language puppet show to launch film project

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ALBUQUERQUE — It’s “Diné Naa’l kid Time!” and it’s the first-ever educational Navajo and English puppet television show created for an all-ages audience who want to learn the Navajo language. The title means Navajo Moving Pictures Time and will feature three characters Nanabah-a young girl, Gáh (Rabbit) and Dlǫ̀ǫ̀ (Prairie Dog) who will go on endless adventures learning about language, culture and the importance of family values.

Filming begins on Nov. 4, at 8:15 am at the University of New Mexico’s Communications & Journalism Studio, Rm. 116, located at 2101 Central Ave. in Albuquerque.

“We are planning to film a short 30-45 second video sample of the show...

‘Tax Help New Mexico’ needs community tax volunteers in Gallup

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PHOENIX – United Way Tax Help New Mexico, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the Internal Revenue Service need community volunteers to help New Mexico families and other residents to complete their income tax returns.

Community tax volunteers are needed across New Mexico and especially in Gallup.

“Who volunteers?  People like you,” said Jeffery Ledbetter, Tax Help New Mexico Spokesperson. “The United Way Tax Help New Mexico program must have community volunteers to continue the good work.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.”

Volunteers are needed to electronically file federal and state income tax returns, greet taxpayers and help organize...

NM Dept. of Health encourages all New Mexicans to get vaccinated

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Gov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health encouraged New Mexicans to get themselves and their families vaccinated for the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season.

“Flu can affect us all, and we all need to do our part to stay healthy,” Martinez said. “That’s why I encourage all New Mexicans to get their flu shot – It’s simple, fast and will help keep you healthy.”

The Department of Health recommends that everyone six months of age and older get flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for...

New Mexican Houston Astro players honored by governor

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SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed November 9, 2017 as “Congratulations to 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman and Ken Giles Day” throughout New Mexico. Alex Bregman and Ken Giles, both of Albuquerque, made significant contributions to the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series championship-winning season.

The full text of the proclamation is below:

WHEREAS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPION HOUSTON ASTROS DEFEATED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION LOS ANGELES DODGERS IN THE 2017 WORLD SERIES; AND

WHEREAS, TWO NEW MEXICANS, ALEX BREGMAN AND KEN GILES — BOTH FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — MADE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ASTROS’ 2017 WORLD SERIES...

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