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A scientist crowned Camille’s ‘Teacher of the Month’

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From Conservation Corps to teaching in the Southwest

Anne Burke, sixth grade science teacher at Gallup Middle School was selected Camille’s Sidewalk Café’s Teacher of the Month.

Coming to the end of the school year, students have only one thing in mind – anxiously awaiting for the last day of school. So...

Academic success at Diné College

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Black Rock’s Travis Teller is proud DC grad

The reality for a lot of Native American males is that they’ve already been left behind academically. To complicate matters, there is no public policy or system reform designed to help them catch up.

By the time they reach high school, 42 percent have failed a grade at least once due to a myriad of circumstances.

But there are a lot of Native American males who finish school, like Travis Teller of Black Rock, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, who was part of the 2017 graduating class at Diné College. Teller, 37, graduated May 12 from Diné College with an associate of arts degree in Diné Studies.

“It took a lot of...

Diné College ‘Class of 2017’ radiates tradition

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Local historians to sign books at Cibola Gallery

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GRANTS – Two local authors will showcase their recently-released books at an afternoon reception and book signing May 20 at Cibola Arts Council Double Six Gallery in Grants. The event will highlight different aspects of Southwest history.

Featured authors include Gallup historian Martin Link and area native Evert Clawson, currently of Bluewater Village, each looking at a different period in western history.

Evert Clawson’s Dine’ Da Hogaa, released in December 2016 by Green Ivy Publishing, is a fictional first--person account of the military life of West Point graduate Jedidiah Jenkins under the command of Southwest legend Kit Carson,  Jenkins’ experiences in what were...

Gallup part of film takes for ‘Will Gardner’

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New film chronicles Iraqi war vet

The independent feature film “Will Gardner” recently began filming around New Mexico and set shots include parts of Gallup and McKinley County, officials said.

Lisa Rodriguez, city film liaison, said the film, produced by Mona Vista Productions of Albuquerque, will be shot around the communities of Gallup, Albuquerque, Belen, Zia, Santa Ana and Jemez pueblos.

The film is about an Iraqi war veteran. Rodriguez said the essence of the film ties in with Gallup’s designation as the “Most Patriotic Small Town in America.” The city acquired the moniker in 2013 via a Rand McNally Best of the Road national contest.

“This is to a large degree a...

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