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Celebration time for Lincoln Elementary

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School gets an ‘A’ grade, breaks ground on new CAMPUS

It was a momentous occasion for Lincoln Elementary as they celebrated two major milestones on Sept. 11.

Lincoln Elementary received an “A” grade for exceptional educational achievement in raising test scores in just under five years. Raising the grade...

AG Balderas Files Lawsuit against Trump to Protect Dreamers & Preserve DACA

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Nearly 7,000 DACA Grantees in New Mexico

ALBUQUEQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in filing suit Sept. 6, to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals grantees in New Mexico and across the United States.

The lawsuit, which was filed this afternoon in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, details how the Trump Administration has violated the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution by discriminating against Dreamers of Mexican origin, who make up 78 percent of DACA recipients; violated Due Process rights; and harmed States’ residents, institutions, and economies.

“I filed suit against President...

Local educator wins prestigious international teaching award

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Prestigious. World class. Best institutions in the world.

These phrases are not generally associated with Gallup’s educational system – until now.

Martin Olea of Gallup Middle College High School recently won a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Grant.

The Fulbright is a huge deal, according to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.

“The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges,” a UNM-G’s press...

COG Annual Awards: Jaramillo, Wilson recognized as ‘champions’

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GRANTS – Two longtime City of Grants residents were recognized during the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments annual luncheon.

Each year, the NWNMCOG, commonly referred to as COG, selects individuals from each of the three counties it serves for the awards of “Regional Champion”. In addition, COG, the non-profit organization that assists local governments, this year chose to include an “At Large Champion.”

City of Grants manager Laura Jaramillo was awarded Regional Champion for Cibola County and Arnold Wilson, a US Forest Service and Mt. Taylor Ranger District representative, was awarded as At Large Champion. Both, Jaramillo and Wilson, were recognized for their part...

Navajo tradition, culture influences artist

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Artist Eric-Paul Riege tells his story

Gallup local Eric-Paul Riege, 23, artistic talents have caught the attention of the art world with his larger-than-life installations that spotlight Diné traditions with a bit of a twist, and contemporary appeal.

Riege currently has a few installations hanging at Art123 in Gallup.

Riege who is half Dineh and Anglo, was influenced at an early age while living on the reservation in Iyanbito. Asking how he got into art, Riege said he came from a family of artists. His grandmother was a master weaver from Burntwater, Ariz., his mother made quilts and sewed his clothes, and later taught Riege how to sew. In high school he took art classes to...
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