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‘Rockin’ his Mocs’

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Annual Gallup veterans event draws the community together

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Honoring all who served

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – George S. Patton

Patton’s words rang true for many in Gallup on Nov. 11, as families, friends and officials honored the veterans for their courageous service this past Veterans Day.

The city enjoyed a day of festivities, including a wreath ceremony, a parade downtown, and the placement of a United States flag to fly high over Gallup, which local veterans erected.

The image of wholesome gratitude seemed to reflect a Norman Rockwell painting, as veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces marched their way to the McKinley County Courthouse plaza. Kids...

PED Secretary honors three ‘A’ grade district schools

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Some months have passed since Del Norte elementary in north Gallup earned an A grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department.

It is one of three schools in the Gallup McKinley County Schools district that received the stellar grade, based on a set of criteria from PED that schools must meet to earn the top grade.

Lincoln Elementary and Tse Yi Gai High School are the other two schools on the honor roll.

“Good morning boys and girls,” PED Secretarty Christopher Ruszkowski said, before the hundres of students in the new Del Norte Elementary gymnasium.  “Both of your schools last year—you are all here together—are going like this,” Ruszkowski said, as he used his...

First Navajo, English language puppet show to launch film project

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ALBUQUERQUE — It’s “Diné Naa’l kid Time!” and it’s the first-ever educational Navajo and English puppet television show created for an all-ages audience who want to learn the Navajo language. The title means Navajo Moving Pictures Time and will feature three characters Nanabah-a young girl, Gáh (Rabbit) and Dlǫ̀ǫ̀ (Prairie Dog) who will go on endless adventures learning about language, culture and the importance of family values.

Filming begins on Nov. 4, at 8:15 am at the University of New Mexico’s Communications & Journalism Studio, Rm. 116, located at 2101 Central Ave. in Albuquerque.

“We are planning to film a short 30-45 second video sample of the show...

‘Tax Help New Mexico’ needs community tax volunteers in Gallup

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PHOENIX – United Way Tax Help New Mexico, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and the Internal Revenue Service need community volunteers to help New Mexico families and other residents to complete their income tax returns.

Community tax volunteers are needed across New Mexico and especially in Gallup.

“Who volunteers?  People like you,” said Jeffery Ledbetter, Tax Help New Mexico Spokesperson. “The United Way Tax Help New Mexico program must have community volunteers to continue the good work.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.”

Volunteers are needed to electronically file federal and state income tax returns, greet taxpayers and help organize...

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