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Celebrating Gallup Hispanic Culture: Three seniors share memories of yesteryear

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There was a time when Gamerco was bigger and more affluent than Gallup.

There was also a time when the Gallup High School mascot was the tigers and not the Bengals.

And there was a time when milk was bottled in glass and delivered to your front door.

Huge blocks of ice were also home delivered.

Those are some of the...

Graduates honored at WNMU–Gallup ceremony

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Western New Mexico University Gallup honored 26 graduates at their spring 2015 commencement ceremony May 2. The event was held at 10 am in the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium at Gallup High School. Dr. Linda Hoy, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, presented 23 students with bachelor and master degrees in a variety of subjects, including Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Criminal Justice and Counseling. The remaining three students received alternative licensure certifications in Education.

Graduates Jolene Yazzie, David Palenschat, and Eli Johnson spoke at the ceremony on behalf of each program. Professor Curtis Hayes, Dr. Beth Walker, and Assistant Professors Jeanine...

Class of 2015 WNMU Graduates

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The following 26 students at Western NM University-Gallup received diplomas or certification last Saturday, May 2, at the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium on the campus of Gallup High School.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Criminal Justice – Danielle Lynch and Ladera Storer.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education – Shauntae Jim.

Bachelor of Social Work – Shana Arviso, Amelda James, Janell Laughlin, Marilyn Reeves and Sheena Sandoval.

Master of Social Work – Eli Johnson and Surphina Oyebi.

Master of Arts in Counseling – Katrina Carpenter, Bernice Yazzie, Jolene Yazzie and Sharon Yazzie.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership – Erin Easley and Renee...

A Gallup epidemic: Drinking in public

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A local eye sore of the community is the sight of intoxicated people walking around the streets, walking in front of traffic, aggressively panhandling customers in parking lots, the list goes on.

Citizens complained and the Gallup Police Department answered that call. In a special alcohol enforcement project, GPD officers and agents went all over Gallup and found people drinking in public and issued them summons to appear in court. The following are a list of people who received summons:

Gilbert Pinto, 48, of Gallup, N.M.

Benedict John Yazzie, 48, of Pinehill, N.M.

Kenneth Jones, 47, of Navajo, N.M.

Clifford Johnson, 52, of Gallup, N.M.

Caroline Denetclaw, 64, of Lupton...

A test for life

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SANTA FE – In the Public Health field, there are many things talked about every day about what you can do for your health. Diet and exercise are just the beginning.

Getting yourself tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. Not only is it quick and simple, it’s also usually confidential.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 2014 study found that one-third of adolescents didn’t talk about sexual health issues with their doctors at all during annual health visits. That’s a problem no matter how young or old we are. It’s important to be honest with our doctors about your...

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