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IEDC designates Michael Sage as certified economic developer

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In June, Michael Sage, deputy director for Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, based in Gallup, earned the designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional...

Celebrating the vibrant art of Navajo skirt-making

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UNM-Gallup welcomes three new campus leaders

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The University of New Mexico-Gallup recently welcomed three new campus leaders as the result of successful searches throughout the spring and summer.

Dr. Daniel Primozic was named the dean of instruction; Robert Griego now serves as the director of business operations; and Mark Remillard joined the campus as chair of the department of business and applied technology, community education and workforce development.

Primozic began as the dean of instruction on Aug. 27. He was most recently the director of curriculum and ethics for the FBI-Law Enforcement Development Association. He has also held administrative positions at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration and the...

Gallup Public Housing Authority receives $250,000 in grants

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HUD awards $5 million to 22 public housing agencies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to keep public housing residents safe and secure, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $5 million in grants to 22 public housing authorities.

Among these 22 authorities, the housing authority of the  City of Gallup was awarded $250,000.

“One of the major problems we have in our six Public Housing Developments is the lack of secure perimeter fencing to keep our residents safe,” Gallup Housing Authority Executive Director Richard F. Kontz said in a press email. “We will be getting $250,000 fence our properties with gated entries and to provide security lighting...

Serpent Trail Dancers keep Ohkay Owingeh traditions alive

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Youth dancers give special meaning to ‘place of the strong people’

“The elderly of my tribe told me to not withhold the knowledge of my past ancestors within, but to share that knowledge so that it will continue to live on forever,” 23-year-old Ashkia Trujillo of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo said.

The words of the elders have inspired Trujillo to keep his tribe alive and pass along its traditions.

Located 75 miles north of Albuquerque, Ohkay Owingeh, founded around 1200 A.D., is one of the 19 pueblos in New Mexico. Formerly known as San Juan Pueblo, Ohkay Owingeh returned to its pre-Spanish name in November 2005. The Tewa name means “place of the strong people.”

One could...

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