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Pet Costume Contest with a cause

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Halloween is not only for humans to wear costumes. So do do pets. And the cuteness factor is off the charts

The 3rd annual pet costume contest pawed its way into Rio West Mall the night of Oct. 27, bringing pet lovers together for a cause. Whether dressed as a Bumble Bee, Wonder Woman, Beauty & the Beast, Duck...

Groundbreaking Ceremony a ‘Sacred Commitment’

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Calling the dedication of the State Veteran Cemetery a “Sacred Commitment” to the veterans of northwestern New Mexico and parts of northeastern Arizona, New Mexico Dept. of Veterans Services Cabinet Secretary Jack R. Fox played a very large part in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Veterans’ Cemetery Oct. 25.

The cemetery is just merely a dirt lot at this juncture with a flag erected that Veterans Helping Veterans raised, closest landmark is the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center, 2105 Hassler Rd.

Fox delivered the welcome address to the large crowd, estimated over 500, and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Fox also introduced the Miyamura High School Choir...

Do ‘They’ Exist?

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14th Annual UFO Film Festival entertains Gallup

It must be aliens. Well, there’s a belief shared by many that life outside of our solar system exists.

Folks that believe in UFOs, aliens, or just otherworldly-curious attended the 14th Annual UFO Film Festival at the El Morro Theatre, Oct. 21-22.

The event consisted of two feature length documentary movies: “Unacknowledged” and “ETs Among Us,” in addition to “Conscious Circles” – Colin Andrews, first and foremost circle researcher, on film.

Speakers were also present, such as Christopher O’Brien, who spoke on his documentary film “It Could Happen Tomorrow.”

Ron Regehr presented evidence that the Roswell...

Candidates for UNM-G CEO visit Gallup Campus

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Five candidates for the chief executive officer role are visiting the UNM-Gallup branch starting this week, the UNM search committee has announced.

The open forums are opportunities faculty, staff, and students to interact with the candidates.

“During our search for a CEO we had a 12 percent variation on our survey forms,” UNM-G search committee chair Ralph Richards said. “That is very good. It means we are singing from the same music sheet. In the past we have had variations as high as 45 percent.”

The five finalists are:

Dr. Andrew Nwanne

Dr. Glenda Balas

Dr. Richard Fleming

Dr. James Malm

Dr. Carlos Ayala

Two candidates appeared this week. Doctors Andrew Nwanne and...

UNM-Gallup campus interviews third CEO candidate of five

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The University of New Mexico continues its search for a Chief Executive Officer to head the Gallup campus.

On Oct. 17, candidate Richard Fleming, Ed.D., who serves as the vice president/dean at College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick near the Chesapeake Bay, asked search committee members to consider his near 30 year academic experience.

Born in Memphis, TN, Dr. Fleming holds an MBA and an MS in Industrial Administration, and a BS in Zoology.  He is a 2009 recipient of the Phi Theta Internationals Administrator Award of Distinction.

“Feel free to call me Rich,” said Fleming, who spoke on his academic life and teaching.

After obtaining his doctorate at University of...

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