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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...

‘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...

Waiting for their helmets

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Fire Academy EMS Cadet Class 2019-002 graduation

ArtsCrawl brings the world to Gallup’s doorstep

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When Rhonda Quintana talks about Gallup ArtsCrawl, you can tell it’s her pride and joy.  Talking to the Gallup Sun March 4, she said ArtsCrawl, brought about 3,000 people last year and it continues to grow.

She says a recently scheduled ArtsCrawl Brainstorm ran across a few obstacles when Second Street was closed.  But never fear.  Quintana says there is plenty of input on social media and she plans to meet with planners for the Coal Ave. Commons Project to plan for logistics involving events scheduled for the future.

One of those is on July 11th. Welcome to Wonderland is meant to give people in Gallup an experience of art, live music and performance art similar to what they might...

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