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Featured Artist: Michael Schmaltz

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The best of both worlds – life as a silversmith and painter

Michael Schmaltz loves painting women, all kinds of women, as they go about their daily activities. He photographs them in not your typical pose and what he gets is an image for a painting.  However, his current work is a painting of his daughter when she...

“Gallup Heat Wave” at Arts Crawl

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If you are ready to experience a little piece of tropical weather in the dead of this cold winter, hit up the Arts Crawl on Jan. 9. It could warm your soul as you allow your imagination to relax on the sand among the palm trees, beach-side.

Among the places to visit will be ART123, which will be hosting an artists’ retrospective, and attached to that gallery is the Open Studio/Outsider Gallery, hosting works by a number of artists in a variety of mediums.

Scott Halliday will be playing one of his hand-crafted cigarbox guitars at Makeshift Gallery and Ten Minutes Max will be performing at 233 W. Coal. More music available at Coal Street Pub by the group, Picked Clean, and the popular...

New Year’s Day ‘Twin’ Delivery

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Martha Kruis is the mother of twin girls born on New Year’s day. Daughter Ora Rose Deschene born at 8:21am and Daughter Bailey Joy Deschene  born at 8:41am. Martha’s oldest daughter, Vivianna Marie Deschene, 14 months old, enjoys being with her sisters. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS

Catherine A. Miller Elementary School opens in Churchrock

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CHURCHROCK – Things have really changed in Churchrock. It’s been 56 years since this small village to the east of Gallup had a new school. Before that school was built in 1959, classes were taught in a small collection of what can only be described as sheds; 16’ X 24’ wooden buildings with leaky roofs, inadequate heating or cooling, windows that would not close or open fully, doors with big gaps around all the edges, and floors that creaked and bent with every step.

How does this writer know these details? My mother was a teacher at this school starting in 1956.

The wait is over now, and the community came out in force to celebrate the opening of the Catherine A...

Dylan Vargas & the Black Belt Band Rocks!

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A local Rock ‘n’ Roll band that categorizes themselves as Heavy Blues, they are adept in covering songs from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Heart, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Journey to also playing oldies in a style with a unique twist.

The band members in the picture above are: left to right, Phillip Romero, Dylan Vargas, Cindy Vargas, and Charlie Vargas. Tim Martin (not pictured) is a big asset to the band and one of the best guitar players, keyboard players and singers the other members have collaborated with in their careers.

The band also does their own original music and is working on CD to be released in April.

Dylan grew up listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll and...

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