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UNM featured in ‘The Princeton Review’s’ Annual College Rankings

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The University of New Mexico has once again been selected as one of the outstanding institutions profiled in “The Best 380 Colleges” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books), seventh annual edition. The Princeton Review, the education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings...

Community Calendar AUGUST 14 - 20, 2015

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FRIDAY Aug. 14

Drop-in Films

All ages. Tonight: High School Musical 3. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec.

Navajo Rug Weaving Demonstration

From 10 am to 1 pm, the library will host a Navajo rug weaving demonstration presented by Dine weaver Lois A. Becenti. Ms. Becenti will be presenting the diamond double weave and the Two Grey Hills design.  She will discuss methods for improving weaving techniques and different rug designs and tools used for weaving. Beginners and advanced weavers are welcome. 115 W. Hill.

‘3 Blind Mice’

Live music tonight at Coal Street Pub, featuring “3 Blind Mice.” From 8-10 pm. 303 W. Coal Ave (505) 722-0117.

SATURDAY Aug...

Certification for Community Health Workers

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SANTA FE–Department Begins Grandfathering Process for Experienced Community Health Workers

The New Mexico Department of Health will begin to certify the first community health workers (CHW) in the state. The Department is focusing certification efforts on experienced CHWs and will be utilizing the grandfathering process. It is estimated that there are between 800 and 900 CHWs in New Mexico. As part of Governor Susana Martinez’s Healthcare Workforce Initiative in 2014, legislation was passed and signed creating the Community Health Workers Act. It established a voluntary certification process for CHWs.

“For more than a year, the New Mexico Department of Health has been setting up...

Local artist’s murals, paintings capture Gallup’s cultural tapestry

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Gallup is filled with many talented artisans who showcase their talent by means of silversmith, rug weaving and painting. As this area is an unique diversity of culture and art, many artisans come out of this spectrum making their mark in the art world, one of those is, Ric Sarracino, talented painter.

Sarracino first discovered his talent at a very young age.

“I started to paint and found my niche, oh about when I was a small child in my kindergarten class.,” he said.

Throughout his school days, he discovered that painting was his outlet.

“In elementary school I was recognized as a great artist,” he said. “I was so disruptive. I lacked discipline and this...

GPD seeks help fund raising for one of their own

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Two years ago, the Gallup Police Department received sad news that one of their own had been diagnosed with cancer. Lt. Gerald Tholund accepted the diagnosis and carried on.

Now, the cancer has spread and his family has begun to feel the weight of this tragic disease not only in what the future holds, but also the weight of mounting medical bills.

GPD PFC Andy Yearley spearheaded, along with other members of the GPD, a gofundme account to help, and they are now asking for the help of the community.

Tholund spent over a year accepting his diagnosis all while continuing to keep doing his important work at GPD.

“Sometimes he would do his treatments and would come back to work,”...

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