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ArtsCrawl returns from hibernation

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Brings tattoos, music, face-painting, crowds


2021 Ceremonial in Art, Dance

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Big Brothers Big Sisters launches contest for mentors

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region is seeking mentors and is looking to reward one of them with a roundtrip ticket on a major airline. It's part of the organization's 60 Bigs in 60 Days recruitment campaign.

Managing Regional Director Sarah Piano said in her media announcement that this is part of a recruitment campaign designed to sign up mentors before July 31. She added that mentoring relationships are important to youngsters who have been socially isolated by the pandemic over the past year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region has 175 children waiting to be paired with a volunteer mentor, referred to as a "Big," to help them achieve their full potential.

Piano said...

Student art showcase beginning in May

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Beginning in May, student learning through the arts will be showcased on a rolling basis at EXPO New Mexico, the fairgrounds for the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. Educators are invited to upload images of their students’ art during the last two weeks of each month beginning April 13-30.

Beginning in May, selected student artwork from counties across the state will appear on the large digital display boards at EXPO New Mexico for a designated period of time. In addition, the New Mexico State Fair website will include a section to display still photographs of band, dance, movement, media arts and theater student works.

Districts and schools are encouraged to submit student...

A star in the making

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Former Gallupian dreams of national TV syndication


Meet Colt Balok. Or maybe you already have. Colt Balok, who until the age of seven, was known as Matthew Tyler Crosby, was adopted at the age of two, by a couple who likes animals.  His new dad was a veterinarian. His new mom runs the humane society. The couple had six other children…all with first names that started with a “C.”


Since Matthew doesn’t start with a “C,” he felt a little out of place, until, at the age of seven, he chose himself a new first name, one that started with a “C.”  He named himself Colt, because his best friend’s name was Cole. He became Colt Matthew Balok.


Colt says he remembers...

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