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Lucy Montoya named Camille’s Sidewalk Café ‘Teacher of the Month’

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Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

This month Lucy Montoya, who works at Indian Hills Elementary as a first-grade...

GallupARTS wants to give local artists a ‘Lift’

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Turn dream projects into a reality

Digital technology has revolutionized many industries over the last few decades, but it tends to favor those who can afford access to the world’s digital onramps. The price of entry can be steep, especially in places where Internet access can be spotty or even nonexistent.

GallupARTS wants to be an onramp for local artists, with a newly opened Artist Lift Zone, made possible through local grants. The Zone is a space with a computer, lighting, photo and video equipment, and free WIFI to help artists manage their online presence.

“It’s really an open-ended, adaptable space for them to do what they need to do,” Rose Eason, executive director of...

‘Turning Red’ misses out on some comedic potential

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This feature from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures will premiere March 11 on Disney+.

As many readers will know, growing up can be tough, especially for youngsters entering their teens. It’s certainly a turbulent time with feelings of stress, anxiety and embarrassment, as well as first crushes. The protagonist of “Turning Red” must not only contend with these issues but also a monumental physical transformation whenever her emotions fly out of control.

This animated family feature doesn’t always make the most out of its central concept’s comedic potential, but it is still a very...


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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Speaker Seth Damon, and Vice President Myron Lizer offer their condolences to the family of former Tohatchi Red Willow Farm Board President and beloved community leader Dorothy Bitsilly, who passed away on Feb. 23 at the age of 93.

Mrs. Bitsilly is Tábąąhá (Water’s Edge Clan), born for Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan). Her maternal grandfather was Táchii’nii (Red Running into the Water People Clan) and her paternal grandfather was Naakai dine’é (The Mexican Clan). She is originally from Tohatchi, NM, and born on September 28, 1928.

“We offer condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues,” President...

Summer events planned as COVID cases drop

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As Gallup works to bounce back from two years of COVID-19 limitations, key summer events look to be on track but some may have a few modifications.

It’s still difficult to predict what direction the pandemic may take, so this year’s events still come with the caveat that another wave could spoil the best-laid plans.

“There’s been a pattern with COVID, when the restrictions are relaxed, nobody wears a mask and then they go out and party and everyone gets infected again,” Gallup Business Improvement District Executive Director Francis Bee said.

But his biggest worry for the summer season is rain, which can spoil outdoor events.

Barring catastrophic weather or intrusive...

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