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Mitten Tree warms up hearts, hands of families in need

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Gallup keeps its community warm this holiday season with hats, scraves, and mittens

Nothing warms the heart more during the holiday season than giving to those less fortunate. That’s where the Mitten Tree Project, sponsored by the Octavia Fellin Public Library, comes in to help.

A bare tree is set up at the library...

State Farm, Gallup cops team up to help family

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‘Kids Count’ director Amber Wallin promoted to deputy director

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ALBUQUERQUE —Amber Wallin, who has been with New Mexico Voices for Children since 2012, has been promoted to deputy director of the child advocacy organization. She will be serving directly under the executive director James Jimenez and helping to oversee the group’s research, analysis, and advocacy work.

“Amber is known around here colloquially as a ‘rock star,’” said Jimenez. “Whether she’s presenting at a conference or testifying before a legislative committee, she exudes extraordinary energy, passion and warmth. We’ve always felt very fortunate to have her, so it’s a real pleasure to mentor her on her professional journey.”

Wallin was brought onto the NM...

Gallup Middle School kicks off annual winter concert

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An evening of music performed by Gallup Middle School students filled the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium Dec. 19, marking their annual winter concert.

The concert started at 6 pm and was opened to the public.

Newcomer Liam Murphy, band director at Gallup Middle School and Miyamura High School, experienced his first Gallup Middle School winter concert this season, where he led two performances by the beginning and advanced bands.

Murphy said he started in the beginning of October as the band director of both schools. He said it takes a full semester to prepare a concert, ideally.

“It took us 10 weeks to prepare this time,” Murphy said.

The band director instructs roughly 100 to...

Camille’s ‘teacher of the month’ passionate about science, sports

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It’s a return to a familiar place for Braden Homan, who spent his eighth grade year at Rehoboth Christian School in a summer soccer program.

Now, nearly 10 years later, Homan is Camille Sidewalk Cafe’s “Teacher of the Month” at the same high school where he played soccer in his youth.

Rehoboth Christian School was originally founded as Rehoboth Mission School in 1903, and serves students from pre-K to grade 12.

For Homan, teaching runs in the family. Originally from Denver, Colo., his father was on faculty at Denver Christian High School in Lakewood.

Homan teaches chemistry to his junior year students, along with physics and pre-calculus.

“Chemistry for me is the most...

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