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Governor announces ‘True Summer Reading Challenge’

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Albuquerque, NM —  Gov. Susana Martinez announced May 13 the 2015 New Mexico True Summer Reading Challenge, designed to help prevent students from losing reading proficiency during the summer.

“Our challenge is simple: read more books during your summer vacation, and you can earn some amazing prizes,” Governor...

Birdhouse auction showcases artists, philanthropic spirit

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Once again, Gallup proves itself to be a multi-talented community.  The 8th Annual Birdhouse Auction sponsored by the Ups and Downs team from the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life hosted a fun and quality event at Sammy C’s May 3.

Over 60 people gathered to take part in the fun when the auctioneers, Joe Hibbard, John Hornbeck and Patrick Moore got the evening under way.

“Who’ll give me 20? 20? 20?”  was the starting call for many of the sales.

Some, quickly developed into bidding competitions and turned into big donations for the American Cancer Society.

Gallup High School science teacher, Mary Ann Seslar was inspired by a photo of an old watch. She started...

Road Trip

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Do you realize the first National Park was designated in 1872?  The Yellowstone National Park Act set aside over 2 million acres of land in Montana and Wyoming for the park.  Since then, over 400 national parks have been created and preserved.

There are more than 25 national parks and monuments close enough to Gallup to be visited overnight or in a weekend. I asked several UNM students where they will go this summer if they get the chance.  Amanda Livingston said she will take a 4 day trip to Las Vegas so she can relax before working hard this summer. Sheldon Rodriquez wants to make it to Sand Diego. And brother and sister Sam and Fabian Vicenti want to go to...

Local Author Pays homage to Gallup, childhood in book series

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When Micah Cabrera discusses Gallup, New Mexico, he personifies the definition of hometown pride. In fact, his admiration of the town is so strong that it is the setting of a children’s book series authored by Cabrera called “Pepito and his Little Donkey Cito.” The main character, Pepito, lives with his family in Gallup and explores a number of important topics that he hopes readers, particularly residents of Gallup, will enjoy and appreciate.

Early Years and Inspiration

Born in Gallup in 1955, Cabrera’s family moved to California the following year so his father could pursue a career in banking. However, Gallup remained a constant in his life in several ways. As a child...

First American Credit Union expands to Tse Bonito

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First American Credit Union, headquartered in Casa Grande, AZ, recently opened a new branch in Tse Bonito, NM.

Originally chartered in 1962 on the Navajo Nation, the credit union has grown to over 21,000 members in both Arizona and New Mexico. This is the second location in New Mexico for the working cooperative after they acquired the former Thunderbird Credit Union in Gallup in 1994.

The credit union purchased this location from Bank of America after the bank closed its branch in 2014. The working cooperative remodeled the facility and now provides a 4-bay drive-up service, walk-up ATM, safe deposit boxes and an Internet Café.

“We have laptops set up so members can research...

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