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Local educator values the community she hails from

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Teacher of the Month: Monique Martinez

Monique Martinez, a first grade teacher at Juan de Oñate Elementary School, was selected as the ‘Teacher of the Month’ for February. Martinez describes herself as a “born and raised Gallup girl,” and has been teaching for 11 years.

All 11 of those years have been spent at...


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Meet handsome Mr. Pickles. I am ready to go home with you and promise that I won’t get into any pickles … well maybe one or two!

Cat room is full and there’s a great selection of felines. Consider fostering or adoption.


What can I say? I am a cute little puppy and I know it! Looking for a mature companion? The shelter has plenty that are in need of adoption or a foster home.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

Finding Nemo translated into Navajo

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Under guidance of UNM-Gallup Professor

After a year in the making, the Disney Pixar animated movie Finding Nemo has been fully translated into Navajo and is ready for its premiere as “Nemo Ha’deist’ii’”

UNM-Gallup Associate Professor Joe Key was instrumental in the success of this long anticipated project.  Professor Kee was also one of the lead translators when Star Wars was translated into Navajo several years ago and he is proud of the work he has done promoting his native culture.

“As a translator, adaptation, and dubbing supervisor on this project, it has been my utmost pleasure and honor to represent the University of New Mexico as an Associate Professor teaching the...

Tribute to ‘Ziggy Stardust’

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Amber Raye took home the top prize for her tribute to rock legend and actor David Bowie. The Octavia Fellin Library paid tribute to Bowie March 8 by showing the film ‘Labyrinth,’ which stars Bowie. Anyone who came dressed as a Bowie persona, were eligible to win prizes. Bowie, who pushed gender and musical boundaries, passed away after a long battle with cancer Jan. 10. He was 69. Photo Credit: Octavia Fellin Library

Library closes out Black History Month with Billie Holiday tribute

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GALLUP – About a dozen area folks turned out Feb. 25 to see an oral rendition of Billie Holiday. The event was part of the Octavia Fellin Library’s series of Black History Month presentations.

“It was wonderful,” library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said. “The entire series was attended by dozens of area people.”

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley of Albuquerque gave an impersonation of Holiday that traced Holiday’s upbringing from Baltimore to New York City. Pellington noted that the event was sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and Department of Cultural Affairs.

Holiday was a jazz musician and singer-songwriter who had a career spanning more than two decades...

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