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Help NM looking for long-sleeved shirt donations

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Aim: help protect farmworkers from heat, pesticides

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is partnering with Help New Mexico to celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week by participating in its annual National Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive. AFOP, a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life...

Second Annual Battle of the Bands

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Scores of music lovers flocked to Gallup’s Second Annual Battle of the Bands Championship, held downtown at the El Morro Theatre March 3. The event was sponsored by The Door Gallup Christian Center, a local church, that wants to both showcase the talent of local bands and spread their message of faith.

After the bands played a winner was chosen, and Kool Country took first place.

Four bands competed to win the grand prize, which was a $500 shopping spree to Serenade Music of Gallup. Bands competing were: Kool Country, Steel Reserve, Bad Country, Students of the New School, and Rippy & and The Sillyettes.

Each band was given the opportunity to play two songs and wow the crowd...

Nez visits with students at the Navajo Nation Science Fair

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CHURCH ROCK, N.M. – Vice President Jonathan Nez visited with students at the 2017 Navajo Nation Science Fair Feb. 28, to encourage them to continue to achieve a brighter future for themselves and the Navajo Nation.

In a speech to the students, Nez said, “You can do whatever you want in life. Set a goal and reach it. Never let anyone tell you, you can’t do it. Remember these words of encouragement as you start accomplishing things for yourself, families, community and our Navajo people.”

Nez was greatly impacted by the science fair project by a student from the Eva B. Stokely Elementary School. The student submitted a science fair project titled, “Is bottled water...

Grants-Cibola School District to teach Navajo language

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President Begaye signs memorandum

WINDOW ROCK – On Feb. 27, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Grants-Cibola School District to teach the Diné language in the schools of the district.

“We are excited to know that the Navajo language will be taught at this school district. Our identity and language is directly tied into the land. The content of each word and philosophy is contained in one word. When you hear our language, you start to see the expression of our culture,” Begaye said.

The Navajo language encapsulates everything we are about within each of those words, this signing is significant for our Navajo children, he...

Flu cases widespread across New Mexico

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The New Mexico Department of Health reports widespread flu activity across New Mexico March 2, and expects heightened activity for weeks to come. NMDOH encourages residents who haven’t gotten the annual flu shot to do so as soon as possible as this year’s influenza vaccine is proving effective in reducing a person’s risk of having to visit the doctor’s office for influenza by nearly half.

“We are only at the halfway point of the 2016-2017 flu season, so anyone’s chances of getting the flu are far from over,” said Lynn Gallagher, Department of Health Cabinet Secretary. “Flu can infect anyone - including healthy people - sometimes more than once per flu season. All of...

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