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Thoreau Chapter distributes toys to local youth

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THOREAU – On Christmas day, Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie (Churchrock, Iyanbito, Mariano Lake, Pinedale, Smith Lake, Thoreau) who represents several of the local communities, and Thoreau Chapter officials distributed toys to over 100 local youth on Christmas Day.

According to chapter president Lester Emerson, the Navajo...

Get vaccinated against the flu

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The New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexicans that it’s not too late to get vaccinated against the flu. Colds and the flu tends to spread more during this time.

This past week, the New Mexico Department of Health has seen an increase in influenza-like illness activity, but influenza activity is likely to increase during upcoming months. With most of the flu season still to come, getting a flu vaccination now can still protect you from illness this season. Information to date shows that this season’s vaccine is a good match to protect against the types of flu currently circulating in the United States, including New Mexico.

“Getting a flu vaccination every year is the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 1, 2016

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of DVD and Blu-ray highlights. There are actually some interesting titles coming despite the holiday slow down. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Bone Tomahawk - If you enjoyed Kurt Russell in The Hateful Eight, you may be interested in checking out this smaller western with a horror edge. In it, he plays a sheriff who forms a motley crew to rescue some townspeople abducted by a band of cannibals. Reviews were quite strong for the effort, stating that the movie was beautifully shot, the cast were excellent and that the production was surprisingly effective...

Top 10 Baby Names in New Mexico for 2015*

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Here is the list of top ten baby names in New Mexico in 2015 as compiled by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics:


1. Mia

2. Sophia

3. Isabella

4. Ava

5. Olivia

6. Emma

7. Sofia

8. Abigail

9. Aria

10 Emily


1. Noah

2. Elijah

3. Liam

4. Michael

5. Josiah

6. Alexander

7. Gabriel

8. Aiden

9. Jacob

10. Daniel

*Provisional data

Teacher of the Month: Trib Choudhary

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Mr. Trib Choudhary who is a professor at UNM Gallup and Zuni campuses, won our “Teacher of the Month” honor and took the time to sit down with me and answer some questions.

I always love it when I see that interviewing someone is a requirement for kids in school. When you sit down and ask someone questions about their life, you never know what you’re going to get. It could be a life-changing experience, and sometimes the hidden treasures that people have never told unless someone asked them about it.

In our interviews with local teachers who were nominated by their students, I have learned so much about their passion – teaching, and am also able to give them some recognition...

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