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Final candidate for CEO hopes to bring his teaching style to the UNM-G campus

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The final of five candidates for UNM Gallup Campus CEO, Dr. Carols Ayala, spoke in an open forum at the Student Services and Technology Center Oct. 25.

Ayala currently serves as the Dean of Education at the California State University at Sonoma, a position he has held since 2011.

“As dean I focused on our accreditation...

Dr. James Malm sees student enrollment a national challenge as he vies for UNM-G CEO

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Visiting the University of New Mexico, Gallup campus last week, Dr. James Malm wants to bring his 25 years of higher learning career to Gallup.

He currently serves as a professor at the Colorado State University in Greenwood Village, Colo., where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate management courses.

“In many universities there are declines in enrollment and revenue,” Malm said before the search committee on Oct. 20.  “We are facing it all over the country in big external forces with no control over them.”

From 2000 to 2015, the growth rate in colleges and universities nationwide was 32 percent, explained Malm, due to a global economic recession.

“So many people...

Local police, agencies to accept unwanted prescription drugs

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‘Take Back Day’ Oct. 28

On Oct. 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Crownpoint Navajo Police, Gallup Police, McKinley County Sherriff’s, New Mexico State Police, Ramah-Navajo Police, Zuni Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to Crownpoint Police Department at Highway 371; Gallup Police Department at 452 Boardman Dr.; New Mexico State Police Department at 4200 E. Historic Highway 66; Pinehill Health Center at Indian Service Rte 140; Rio West Mall at 1300 W. Maloney...

PED unveils 2018 New Mexico ‘Teacher of the Year’

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SANTA FE – Education Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski announced Ivonne Orozco as the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year Oct. 24. Orozco is a Spanish teacher in grades 8-12 at the Public Academy for the Performing Arts in Albuquerque. Ruszkowski joined students, staff, and Orozco’s family to surprise her with the award.

“Mrs. Orozco represents the very best of our teachers across the state,” said Ruszkowski. “Her innovation in teaching and passion for her students extends far beyond the scope of the classroom, as she is a fierce advocate for all of her students. We are proud to have her represent New Mexico’s educators.”

Orozco was among 14 semi-finalists...

Weekly Police Activity Report

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Warrant arrests were very thin for both the Gallup Police Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office during the last week.

GPD Warrants

Nathaniel Gabriel Joe (Municipal Court) and Earl James Vinson (Magistrate Court and Concealing Identity).

MCSO Warrants

Brian Begay, Terilene Boyd, and Morgan Murphy.

Police Activity

A family drinking day on Oct. 22, ended abruptly with one member dead and one at the UNM Hospital in Albuquerque with serious injuries. It could have been worse according to the report by McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Deputy Roxanne Slim, which stated the mother of the deceased victim told her two of her nieces (ages not given) had been forced out of...

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