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British man prances into Gallup on his dancing-trek across U.S.

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Dancing for slavery awareness, ‘Planet Prancer’ concludes second leg of his journey in Gallup

Travelers along Route 66 over the past several months may have witnessed an unusual sight – a man in a neon tutu dancing along the road with a rolling buggy behind him.

That man is Ben Hammond, 40, a lecturer at the...

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 growth.

The CEcD exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council on June 23-24 in Buffalo, NY, at Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter. Sage was the only applicant from New Mexico to pass the exam. He joins GGEDC Executive Director Patty Lundstrom, who secured certification in 2016, as certified economic developers. GGEDC is the only economic development...

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...

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