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Septo Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro

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It was a festive concert Sunday night at Gallup’s downtown El Morro Theatre. Septo Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro Cuban jazz ensemble reportedly rocked the house.


Reflections on a war hero grandfather

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 marked the 100th Anniversary of my grandfather Paul Emerson Riege enlisting into the United States Marine Corps to fight during WWI.

With our nation having different events marking the 100th Anniversary of our official involvement in WWI, I am very proud of my family’s military history and in the fact that my grandfather served in the most decorated unit in the Marine Corps History – the 1st Battalion/5th Marines or better known as “The Fighting 5th.”

One of (if not the most important) battles that this storied unit (along with my grandfather) fought in is known as the “Battle of Belleau Wood.”

There is a great book out on this battle...

Octavia Fellin Public Library welcomes new Deputy Director Tammi Moe

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Octavia Fellin Public Library brings cultural documentation expert to enrich and diversify the services and collections of Gallup’s public library. Newly appointed Deputy Director, Tammi Moe, brings more than 17 years of diverse experience in museums, archives, and libraries.

Keywords to describe her work are innovative, creative, and community focused. Moe holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver with a concentrated focus on archives. Her technical training expands well beyond the theoretical walls of university course work with ongoing participation in the practical applications of digital humanities at the University of Victoria in British...

Mainstreet advances agenda

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Group finally making some headway

Liz Hannum, the executive director of MainStreet, briefed the Gallup City Council on the progress of MainStreet at the March 28 city council meeting. And, Rose Eason, the executive director at GallupArts, briefed council members on the progress happening at GallupArts at the same meeting.

Neither subject called for formal council votes. They were listed on the meeting agenda as information items and were introduced via visual aids.

Hannum told council members that for the past five months there is growth at MainStreet. MainStreet, per se, is part of New Mexico’s Economic Development Department. Hannum said becoming accredited by New Mexico...

Teacher of the Month runs on faith, a passion for teaching

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Honey Chavez loves her job as a first grade teacher for Uplift Community School in Gallup. And it’s likely that her kind, open and honest demeanor played a part in her being nominated, and winning, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe teacher of the month.

“I was pleasantly surprised,” she said, when she learned that she was the teacher selected. “My students were so happy for me.”

Finding out that she was being honored was just the shot in the arm Chavez needed, as the news brought forth some bittersweet feelings as Uplift, a K-8 charter school, faces imminent closure at the end of the school year.

“It came at the right time,” she said. “Everyone is doing their best to keep...
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