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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month, Joey Barreras

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Gallup High teacher prepares return to the classroom

Camille’s Sidewalk Café selects a teacher every month to be recognized and celebrated from within the Gallup area. Nominees are selected based on votes from students and their families on how and why they feel their teacher deserves the award of “Teacher of the...

Remembering the most famous mother

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There are many variations of iconography representing Mary, Jesus’ mother.

Each Marian image highlights a different aspect of her unique life. But, one aspect, being the mother to a child, speaks to so many mothers in the world. The love, worry, and hope a mother carries is universal.

This image of a mother offering her index finger for the baby to hold is something every mother recognizes. It is an offer of comfort and security and the gentle squeeze of a baby’s hand is a gift to the mother, as well.

Mary is often shown in the colors of a peasant, with simple shades of beige and brown, but I like to paint her in the colorful garb of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with a blue robe, a red...

Navajo, Hopi Families Relief Fund completes one year of COVID support

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Looks to build stronger future

CH’ÍHOOTSOOÍ, DINÉTAH, (WINDOW ROCK, NAVAJO NATION)— Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund commemorated one year of successfully strategizing, organizing and distributing critical humanitarian resources to communities across the Navajo and Hopi nations.

In March 2020, as the number of positive COVID-19 cases exploded across the Navajo and Hopi nations, these communities sought the basic living essentials they needed to undertake protective self-isolation. Both nations have been long-time food deserts with only 13 full-scale grocery stores on their combined 29,945 square mile-territory–an area larger than the combined areas of...

Relay for Life makes fundraising sweet with pie sale on Pre-Pi Day

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Event theme: Fight cancer and feed your face

Update on the effort to objectify the redistricting process in New Mexico

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Recently, I talked about the effort by a bi-partisan commission to reform the lopsided political redistricting process in New Mexico, which is mandated every ten years after the national census. The short version is that the effort to mandate non-partisan redistricting has failed. The bill recommended by the Redistricting Task Force in New Mexico was effectively killed when Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf in a Zoom Meeting bashed the plan, saying it would undermine progressive priorities. Simply stated the Democrats hold the power in the legislature and they don’t intend to relinquish a bit of it.

The Democratic Party alternative, Senate Bill 15, removes the teeth contained in...
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