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Christopher Trujillo is Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s ‘Teacher of the Month’

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Former baseball athlete changes careers to help math students

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s has named Christopher Trujillo, a ninth and eleventh grade teacher at Gallup High School, their Teacher of the Month for March.

Trujillo, like many teachers who have been nominated in the past, expressed surprise that the...

Diné College hosts veteran meet-and-greet on two campuses

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Close to two dozen people turned out Feb. 27 and 28 for hours-long meet-and-greet sessions with Diné College veterans and representatives from area veterans organizations, officials said.

Ed Curtis, an academic and veterans advisor at Diné College, said the Tsaile gathering went well. That gathering featured three veteran representatives who fielded questions on everything from how to get VA loans, homeless and mental health concerns and health care questions.

“It went well,” Curtis said. “There was some written information handed out on a variety of topics and the reps were able to answer all kinds of questions.”

Curtis noted that on hand at the Tsaile...

Rocky View Elementary School hosts Family Math Night

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Students learn fun, easy tools to improve their math skills

Parents, family, friends and students were invited to Rocky View Elementary School’s Family Math Night March 1, where they learned fun techniques to handle tricky problems. Parents felt encouraged as they were shown the math learning skills their children are being taught.

The event was hosted by Empower Educational Consulting, an educational consulting firm based out of Chandler, Ariz. Jennifer French Crone and Laura Moore gave the presentation, two educators with the firm who travel throughout the United States discussing and applying new ways for students to learn math.

Crone and Moore emphasized that the way students...

Q&A Exclusive: Tommy Trash & The Alley Cats keep ‘80s ROCK ALIVE

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Many people who grew up in the 1980s still look back fondly on the decade’s cultural moment: big hair and shoulder pads, iconic movies, and a spectrum of music from punk to hard rock that molded a generation. Standing the test of time, the ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll genre is one that still can trigger a memory for anyone who was around for its inception.

In Albuquerque, ‘80s rock ‘n’ roll is still alive and well, thanks to local rock band Tommy Trash & The Alley Cats, who blast out ‘80s nostalgia before enthused crowds. Forming in January of 2017, group leader Tommy “Trash” Vigil first recruited his bandmates to play some old AC/DC hits.

The lineup now includes Tommy...

Mountainfilm on Tour to arrive in Gallup March 9

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The Thai Burma Border Health Initiative, a Gallup-based 501c3 non-profit organization is bringing Mountainfilm on Tour to Gallup March 9-10. Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. This weekend event will be much more than “just” a film festival.

March 9: Student film events at Gallup High School and Del Norte Elementary School

March 10: Main Event film screenings at 4:30 - 8:30 pm.

March 10: Non-profit Expo 6:30 pm.

Mountainfilm on Tour at the El Morro Theatre

There will be two 2-hour screenings of films...

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