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UNM-Gallup SkillsUSA Student wins travel scholarship

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Will attend conference in Louisville, Ky.

Isaiah Garcia will attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-28 after winning the mikeroweWORKS Foundation travel scholarship. Garcia, a recent graduate of Central High School was concurrently enrolled in the fire science program...

‘Stay Focused’ UNM-Gallup Leadership Conference

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TRIO students learn skills for their futures

Students from the UNM-Gallup TRIO programs attended the Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Youth Leadership Conference June 7 – June 9 in Albuquerque.

The Fifth Annual Youth Leadership Conference was sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission. The theme of the conference was Stay Focused and it provided students with opportunities to learn success strategies to use in educational advancement and in their personal lives.

TRIO Student Support Services Director Kimimila Simms, who accompanied this year’s students, said, “The students learned about college prep, team building, positive policing and financial literacy.”  They...

Manufacturing make-over reaps rewards for Albuquerque business

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Special Projects Coordinator, N. M. Manufacturing Extension Partnership

C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.

An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership,  a nonprofit that trains manufacturers in lean principles, value-stream mapping and other methodologies that help businesses increase profitability and competitiveness.

Theta Plate, a second-generation, family-owned Albuquerque-based business, specializes in electroplating of precious metals for industrial and commercial uses, such as friction...

President Nez, Vice President Lizer approve $2.5 million for Crownpoint youth center

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CROWNPOINT, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined the Crownpoint community on June 15 for the signing of Resolution CMY-18-19, which approves $2.5 million from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund to assist with the construction of a new youth center for the community of Crownpoint, N.M.

The Office of the President and Vice President invited the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council, 24th Navajo Nation Council, New Mexico Deputy Secretary of Indian Affairs Nadine Padilla, Office of Diné Youth, Navajo Technical University, and local community members to join President Nez and Vice President Lizer as they continue their commitment to support...

Gallup ArtsCrawl

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‘Listen to the Music’

It was a celebration of music June 8 at Gallup ArtsCrawl. Gallupians came out in enormous numbers to enjoy different styles of music, ranging from Country, Americana,  and Gypsy Jazz, to the BK Taiko Japanese Drummers.

Matt Smith, a local Gallup musician,  said his band had a great crowd and a wonderful response to his original work.

Violinist John Sandlin, of Le Chat Lunatique, a gypsy jazz band from Albuquerque, said he really enjoyed the diversity of the event and that it was the biggest crowed they played to in a long time.

The free ArtsCrawl offers gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and craft vendors, specials...

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