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Making a midnight dream come true

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A junior-to-be says thank you

Sophomore TaSheena Thompson is headed into her junior class at Miyamura High School with a special story to tell about how she spent her time outside the classroom.

Thompson is a runner and she wanted to find a way to share that with the first responders in her community.

Fast asleep one...

At-risk students get another chance

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New Mexico courts refuse to dismiss Yazzie/Martinez case

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the June 30 ruling by New Mexico First Judicial District Court Judge Matthew Wilson denying the State of New Mexico’s request for dismissal in the Yazzie/Martinez vs. the State of New Mexico case, which highlighted the faltering education system in New Mexico, particularly its failure to provide at-risk students, including Native American students, the education to which they are constitutionally entitled.

In July 2018, Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that all New Mexico students have a right to be college and career ready and...

City posts drinking water report

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Details of water conservation, contaminants, more

The City of Gallup recently received the results of the 2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which covers the test results from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The report says the city’s water is monitored for different contaminants on a strict sampling schedule. Potential contaminants include alpha emitters, arsenic, barium, nitrate, and uranium, among others.

The goal is to keep the levels of contaminants detected below the  maximum-allowed level. None of the regulated substances monitored by the city were above the maximum, so the city received no violations.

Per the report, Gallup’s water comes from 16 wells tapping...

Scouting programs continue during COVID-19 pandemic

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ALBUQUERQUE — Gorham Scout Ranch has announced a digital alternative to  its summer camp program, in light of the cancellation of in-person camp programs.

The nationally accredited Boy Scouts of America summer camp for boys and girls enrolled in scouting programs has registrants from ten states this year, including New Mexico, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Minnesota, Georgia, California, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.

The first two weeks had 139 youth participants. Session three winds up on July 3. Session four runs from July 6 – 10 and the camp has also added a fifth session from July 13 – 17.

Merit badges at 2020 Cyber Summer Camp include: Citizenship in the world; Mining in...

Locally-grown produce for Senior Meals Program to expand

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In late June, a pilot program that put food on the table of seniors in three counties proved to be successful.

The program initiated by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department brought New Mexico-grown produce to seniors who generally participate in home-delivered meals and meals at 15 senior centers across three counties in the winter and spring.

The partnership between the ALTSD, Farm to Table, the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association, three county senior services departments, Agricultura Cooperative Network and New Mexico farmers was the inspiration of Sen. Liz Stefanics, D- Bernalillo, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Torrance, Valencia and Rep. Gail Armstrong...

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