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Cody’s top 5 story picks for 2019

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“Gallup Day of Giving draws hundreds” - Dee Velasco, Vol. 5, Issue 243; Nov. 29 :

A charity event in Gallup drew sizable crowds, reminding us that there are many people out there who want to do a good deed for someone in need.

“Too drunk to care?” - Sun Staff, Vol. 5, Issue 239, Nov. 1:

This, pardon the pun...

Top 10 photos for 2019

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No. 1) Issue 229 Aug. 23: I selected Ramona Roach and her traditional shawl dance as my top pick of 2019 because out of 52 covers, this was the one that I kept looking back at and taking out to share with friends.  The color, the energy, the beauty is there again and again, every time I look back at it. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

No. 2) Issue 238 Oct. 25: I chose this photo and the effects superimposed upon it, because I was moved by U. S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan as he called for a moment of silence in honor of Cong. Elijah Cummings, who had passed that week.  Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

No. 3) Issue 227 Aug. 9: I find this image displayed Aug. 7 at Best in Show...

Making kids’ spirits bright

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Local children line up with Gallup Police Chief Franklin Boyd before the start of the “Shop with a Cop” event at Walmart in Gallup Dec. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

‘Shop with a Cop’

“Shop with a Cop” used to be a tradition around Gallup.  But that was 12 years ago.  Now, it’s making a comeback, thanks to State Farm agent Chee Montano and his wife Tamaris and Gallup Police Lieutenant Rosanne Morrissette.

The two cooked up a special day for 40 Gallup-McKinley County Schools students who were chosen to receive breakfast at McDonald’s, a shopping trip, a movie at the El Morro Theatre, pizza for lunch, and visits with both Santa Claus and the Grinch Dec. 14.


GGEDC Workforce Program celebrates first graduates

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Students expected to transfer into on-the-job training

At a time when the country is reaching out to other countries to fill a truck driver gap of 400,000 and a welder gap of 600,000, the Greater Gallup Industrial Workforce Program Leadership Team is working to make a dent in those numbers with its GGEDC Workforce Program.

“These are jobs that could be going to local people in local communities,” team member Kent Wilson said. “These are enormous opportunities for local people who are properly trained. A more qualified workforce means there are more business opportunities to expand and attract new business.”

At a Dec. 13 ceremony at El Morro Events Center, GGEDC...

Gallup-McKinley County Schools caps off quarter with recognitions

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Parents and families celebrate Board Scholars

The weather outside was frigid, but the auditorium at Kennedy Elementary School was warm and packed with parents and students for the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Dec. 16.

Students from Indian Hills Elementary School, Chief Manuelito Middle School, John F. Kennedy Middle School, and Miyamura High School received Board Scholar awards for their fall 2018 performance on the state assessment tests in English Language Arts, math, and science.

“We’re proud of each and every student here,” Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Jvanna Hanks said. “We’re also so grateful for the support from...

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