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UNM-G glistens with holiday fun

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Gallup campus ho-ho-hosts Santa Claus, holiday joy

The community turned out in full holly jolly holiday force Dec. 6 for the annual Holiday in New Mexico event at the University of New Mexico-Gallup campus. It was a night of posole, bischochitos, activities, caroling, luminaries and of course, Santa Claus.

After various...

For the love of teaching

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month ReneE Autrey

An old saying goes, “Love makes the world go round.” Well, according to Renee Autrey, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe Teacher of the Month, the adage is true — love inspires her anew each day in her kindergarten class at Stagecoach Elementary School.

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup recognizes a local teacher as Teacher of the Month. Teachers are nominated by students and by those who feel they deserve recognition for their seemingly effortless work in the realm of education.

Camille’s presents the winning teacher with an award for excellence in their field — and this month, Autrey received the honor.

Autrey, who...

Gallup establishment named ‘Hotel of the Year’

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Comfort Suites makes finalist in two categories; wins Top HAT award

The turnout for the 2018 New Mexico Top Hospitality and Tourism Awards, held Nov. 8 at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel in Bernalillo, was “amazing” this year, Kenneth Riege, general manager of the Comfort Suites in Gallup, told the Sun Dec. 5.

The annual event is held in honor of the best in the state’s hospitality and tourism industry.

This year, Comfort Suites at 3940 E. Hwy 66 was a finalist in two categories — its lobby museum in the Best Attraction category, and the hotel itself in the Limited Service Hotel of the Year category.

The latter “category was split last year,” Reige said. “It...

Diné Winter Fest celebrates language, culture

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12th annual event brings out students from around the county.
Photos by Cayla Nimmo

Traditional artist tells stories through earth, hands

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Ingham Chapman Gallery takes part in Native American Heritage Month

The University of New Mexico-Gallup hosted an artist demonstration showcasing Pueblo pottery artist Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh Nov. 13.

Ohkay Owingeh, also known as San Juan Pueblo, is one of the 19 New Mexico pueblos and is located 75 miles north of Albuquerque.

The pottery demonstration held in Gurley Hall Commons was part of Native American Heritage Month, during which the campus featured various events associated with Native American culture. The demonstration was free and open to the public.

Cruz, who is Tewa and a graduate of UNM with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a Master of Fine Arts, is...

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