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Faster Pussycat rocks Gallup

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Whoever said “Rock & Roll will never die,” was so ever right, and especially good ole’ classic rock. Gallup was treated to a night of classic rock from the band Faster Pussycat at Juggernaut Music, 308 East Historic Highway 66 May 13.

What is so amazing about this band is that they currently have put out only four...

PNM investments drive economic development initiatives

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Nonprofit WESST helps bring jobs and revenue to NM

PNM and the PNM Resources Foundation contribute more than $3 million to New Mexico nonprofits and community partners each year to support economic, educational, and environmental initiatives in the communities the company serves.

One of its core partnerships is with WESST, a nonprofit small-business-development organization committed to cultivating entrepreneurship throughout the state through training, consulting, incubation, and lending.

“Through our economic vitality giving efforts, we focus on economic-development collaborations, support of local chambers (of commerce), and providing assistance to low-income-qualified families...

Public invited to a Native and Xeric Plant Sale this weekend

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The Plateau Sciences Society will be conducting its 17th Annual Native and Xeric Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 am-3 pm. The location of the Plant Sale is the Holiday Nursery, 1214 E, Aztec Ave, which is co-hosting this event.

A large selection of plants (perennials, shrubs, vines and small trees) that are native to this area, or can survive in a hot, dry or low-water environment, have been specially ordered for this occasion.

These plants will be concentrated in the area immediately adjacent to the front gate of the nursery and members of the Plateau Sciences Society will be available to assist the customer regarding the selection of plants.

The Society will also be sponsoring...

The face for economic development in Gallup-McKinley County

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In recognition of National Economic Development Week, key local organizations will be sharing their work and focus on our Gallup-McKinley County economy.

The Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) is the economic development organizations for the City of Gallup and McKinley County.  While ‘economic develop’ is a globally recognized term, “economic development program’ appears to have a wider and sometimes less consistent interpretation.

Economic Development Week kicks off on May 8, so this is an ideal time to share our interpretation. GGEDC’s mission is to “drive economic growth through building on local assets and strategic partnering to target...

Connecting local education with job opportunities

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In 2012, Associated General Contractors New Mexico (AGC) began working with the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) and UNM-Gallup to connect the local education system with job opportunities.  An informal agreement was signed to help align what students learn at school with what employers need at the workplace and what industries need to locate in northwest New Mexico.  We struck up a new conversation to see how worlds that sometimes collide can cement new partnerships that benefit the whole community.

The three-way partnership among AGC, GGEDC, and UNM also reaches into the Gallup-McKinley school system.  In order for students to graduate “career ready” and...

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