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Catherine A. Miller Elementary School opens in Churchrock

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CHURCHROCK – Things have really changed in Churchrock. It’s been 56 years since this small village to the east of Gallup had a new school. Before that school was built in 1959, classes were taught in a small collection of what can only be described as sheds; 16’ X 24’ wooden buildings with leaky roofs...

Dylan Vargas & the Black Belt Band Rocks!

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A local Rock ‘n’ Roll band that categorizes themselves as Heavy Blues, they are adept in covering songs from AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Heart, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Judas Priest, Journey to also playing oldies in a style with a unique twist.

The band members in the picture above are: left to right, Phillip Romero, Dylan Vargas, Cindy Vargas, and Charlie Vargas. Tim Martin (not pictured) is a big asset to the band and one of the best guitar players, keyboard players and singers the other members have collaborated with in their careers.

The band also does their own original music and is working on CD to be released in April.

Dylan grew up listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll and...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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Cat Room is Full, Save a Life Today!

BETT

Bett is a Siamese mix kitten waiting for you to come take her home!

HURLEY

Hurley will keep you warm and cozy on these cold winter nights.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.

Local teen pens first novel

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Michael Marquez, 17, will graduate in May 2016 from Miyamura High School. The oldest son of Joseph and Emily, Marquez spent his freshman year at Gallup Catholic before they closed the high school.

“Mrs. (Ruth) Roberts started me on writing,” he said. “At first it was a way to earn extra credit and then I found that I liked it and just wanted to write, a lot.”

For his sophomore year, Marquez went to Miyamura and met another English teacher who also encouraged his writing, Mr. (Timothy) Johnson.

“Sometimes I would turn in as many as 20 pages to him,” Marquez said.

Johnson never complained and even once told Emily that he saved Marquez’ work to read last, because it...

PETS OF THE WEEK

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Cats Looking for Love!

The cat room is quickly filling up. If you have been thinking about adding a furry friend to the family, consider one of these beauties looking for a New Year’s miracle.

Can’t adopt, but wouldn’t mind a temporary resident? Consider fostering! It saves lives.

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