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Artist Dan Grissom’s ‘Phases and Stages’

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Drawing the audience close with hands on demo

A unique showing of paintings and screen prints by artist Dan Grissom, was held Sept. 25, at UNM-Gallup in the Ingham Chapman Gallery.

The event entitled “Phases and Stages” was free and everyone was invited including art students from UNM for the artist’s...

UNM-Gallup CEO finalists announced

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Interim Provost Craig White announced Sept. 27 five finalists for the Chief Executive Officer position for the UNM Gallup branch campus.

“I am delighted that we had such great interest in this important position,” he said, in a press release. “Our Gallup campus is incredibly important to the overall mission to UNM because it serves an important community and diverse set of students.  I believe we have a very strong set of candidates.”

Candidates will interview both on the Gallup and main campus between Oct.9-26. Exact times for candidate open forums have not been confirmed yet and will be announced when available.

Dr. Andrew I. Nwanne - October 9-10, 2017

Dr. Nwanne is the...

SCAM ALERT: AG warns New Mexicans of ‘Jury Duty Scams’

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SANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert Sept. 27, regarding scammers who are calling people in the Santa Fe-area threatening to jail or fine them $2,000 for failure to report to jury duty.

The jury duty scam may be familiar to people in other parts of the state as the Office of the Attorney General has had previous reports from Bernalillo and Doña Ana Counties, but the scam appears to have resurfaced in the Santa Fe-area. Attorney General Balderas’ statewide Scam Alert was issued today to urge New Mexicans to be on guard for this scam and protect themselves from financial harm.

“The courts do not call people to notify them of fines or warrants,” ...

Task force meets to address uranium contamination

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The McKinley Uranium Blue Ribbon Task Force, held a meeting to hear from community leaders in their continuing efforts to bring awareness on uranium and the health effects in people’s lives.

Organizers for the task force amassed proponents at the Gallup Community Center, who have fought for years against the uranium industry.

“We started having conversations about how this is going to impact our lands, water,” said Talia Boyd, organizer for the task force. “Our decision makers could formally recognize the need for these studies.”

At the center of the Thursday meeting was a proposed moratorium on uranium presented to the McKinley County Commission in January.  The...

High speed telecom service for Navajo Nation approved by PRC

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Commissioner Lovejoy said tech to benefit rural areas

SANTA FE – During a public meeting Sept. 27, Dist. 4 Public Regulation Commissioner Lynda Lovejoy motioned to approve Sacred Wind’s petition for a variance to use the New Mexico Universal Service Fund for solar powered units to provide voice and Internet service to homes without electricity on Navajo Lands.

“The new technology Sacred Wind proposes will provide enough solar energy to power up   a fixed wireless subscriber antenna, a voice/broadband modem, a computer and at least one desk lamp,” Lovejoy said.  No less than 150 homes of residents who live in the most rural Navajo areas in New Mexico will benefit...

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