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Memorial Day celebration continues in Grants

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GRANTS — Cibola County citizens have gathered at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Friendship and Fire and Ice Parks every Memorial Day since 2009. This year, they had to pay their respects differently.

Despite the current pandemic, a turnout that would normally see over 100 people, saw about 20 show up at the...

Would you like a diploma with that?

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Grants High School students graduate in cars

GRANTS - COVID-19 has halted some aspects of daily life, but the pandemic was not going to stop graduation at a western New Mexico High School.

Grants High School in Cibola County hosted a “Drive Up Graduation” on May 15, on the school’s grounds with social distancing measures.

A few weeks prior to graduation, the school’s leaders started to brainstorm ideas to make graduation happen.

“It evolved and changed a lot, we had lots of different plans, and we were having meetings everyday for a couple weeks trying to get [graduation] lined out [figured out],” Grants High School principal Lane Widner said as plans for the...

Free May 30 Webinar to help Native Americans boost immunity

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Flagstaff, Ariz.— Native American leaders, including Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Brooklyn, N.Y., Borough President Eric Adams, and renowned nutrition experts from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, are coming together on May 30 to help stop the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among Native Americans, boost immunity to viruses, and treat the chronic diseases that raise the risk of complications from the virus.



In a first joint effort, the groups will lead a free, four-hour Zoom webinar on May 30, for Native Americans. The event is sponsored by Native Americans for Community Action, the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, Diné Food Sovereignty...

New Mexico Congressman introduces ‘Community Champions’ initiative

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Community champions could be anyone you know or know about who stepped up to help in these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. launched an intiative during the week of April 20 to shine a spotlight on New Mexicans serving their communities during this crisis.

Lujan says he’s been encouraged by stories of neighbors delivering groceries to the elderly and vulnerable, and groups like ‘Rosie the Respirators’ sewing masks for essential personnel.

A form for nominations of community champions is available at lujan.house.gov/community-champions

Helping the helpers

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A community donations page has been set up for the Miyamura COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility at: https://acfmiyamura.wordpress.com/

The Miyamura COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility, a collaborative effort between the State, the Community, the GIMC, and RMCHCS, has some needs that can best be filled by local generosity. To help with patient and provider safety and comfort, this website was set up to tap into the community base, and to help people reach out.

The donations page will be updated and is set up so subscribers will know what the most current needs are.

The site lists present needs for basic start up.

Most immediate is a need for prepared food for 25-30 people. National Guard...

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