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Community Pantry makes changes to accommodate needs in COVID-19 times

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To address the COVID-19 disaster, The Community Pantry in Gallup and Grants will be adjusting their distribution practices for the next three weeks, beginning March 16.

We’ll be performing mobile distribution outside. Clients will have to stay in their vehicles. In Gallup the food distribution hours will be 9 am to 12 pm...

All public masses in the Diocese of Gallup to be canceled

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At this time, the geographic region of the Diocese of Gallup has one reported case of COVID-19.  However, surrounding regions have experienced new cases over the past several days. In response to the increasing prevalence of the disease, the civil governments of both states (N.M., Ariz.), have placed restrictions on the size of meetings and schools have been canceled. The Federal Government of the United States urges no meetings of more than 10 persons. The surrounding dioceses have all dramatically curtailed most activity of the Church in their area of authority.

Current Directives

After consultation and prayer, Bishop James Wall hereby issues the following diocesan directives...

Dept. of Workforce Solutions looks to activate Disaster Unemployment Assistance

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Sends request to White House

ALBUQUERQUE -  The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary Bill McCamley has sent a formal request to President Donald J. Trump to activate the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program that would allow for self-employed New Mexicans to have access to Unemployment Insurance.

The NMDWS Economic Research & Analysis Bureau estimates New Mexico has 62,000 self-employed workers who are not eligible for traditional UI benefits.

“The DUA program will help the thousands of New Mexicans without an income who need help paying their bills until this emergency passes,” McCamley said. “Many workers in New Mexico are independent contractors...

‘Capitol Barbie’ begins filming in New Mexico

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SANTA FE – Twenty principal actors, 40 background talent and 40 New Mexico crew members will begin filming a political thriller in New Mexico this month.

Capitol Barbie is a Mean Girls-style political thriller mini-series about aspiring Latinos in Wash., D.C. Dolly is an intern who moves across the country to pursue her dreams of working on Capitol Hill. She ruffles the feathers of a politician vying to become the first Latina president, who then tries to kick her off the hill. Dolly begins to realize that this hill... isn’t going to be easy to climb.

Director/Producer Riley Del Rey (Thought I...

A little afternoon’s music

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Zuni Head Start class learns about rockabilly

Near the end of February, a group of children from Zuni Head Start entered a new world, Quintana’s Music Center, where they were introduced to instruments and styles of music.

Rhonda Quintana says the store and Quintana’s Music School have been holding an annual outreach program for Zuni Head Start since 2018, usually in the spring, giving children a chance to experience jazz, country, metal, rockabilly and rock and roll and learn about the different musical instruments used to create it.

There is one class each year.

This year it was held Feb. 28 and featured the music school’s jazz clinic teacher Robert Beasley on the...

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