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‘Gallup Gearheads’ gearing up for first robotics competition

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The Los Alamos High School robotics team is trying to recruit more members, which is why they held a robotics demonstration on Nov. 18 at Rehoboth Christian School. Andrew Erickson, the mentor for the robotics team, along with his students from Team #4153, came down to show off their robot “Hoops-a-long.”

The robot...

A Gallup hero dies at 97 years old

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Hiroshi Miyamura passed away on Nov. 29. He was 97 years old. Miyamura was known for his heroic actions during the Korean War, for which he won a Medal of Honor. A Medal of Honor is the military’s highest award given out to soldiers. Miyamura was one of two surviving Medal of Honor recipients of the Korean War.

Miyamura was born on Oct. 6, 1925 in Gallup.

He arrived in Korea in November 1950. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on April 24 and 25 1951. south of the Imjin River near Taejon-ni (Daejeon-ni) in Yeoncheon County, while serving as a corporal in the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, Third Infantry Division.  According to congressional archives...

NMDA presents the 'New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook'

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LAS CRUCES – With the holiday season right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones, making it the perfect time to think local. And there is no better gift than a homegrown item from New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture presents the New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook to help you explore the unique gifts found in the Land of Enchantment.

The New Mexico Taste the Tradition Holiday Lookbook is a 28-page online gift guide that highlights products grown in the state. From pecans to chile, New Mexico farmers, ranchers and processors, provide quality products for everyone to enjoy, both near and far.

Jeff Witte, New Mexico...

Teacher of the Month returns

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Hozho Academy teacher is this month’s  recipient

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Café 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, Amanda O’Leary, who has worked at Hozho Academy for three years, is the recipient of the Teacher of the Month.

In an interview with the Sun, O’Leary said she had no intention of being a teacher when she started college in Wisconsin. Instead, she wanted to be an oceanographer. But when she realized that might be difficult with the nearest ocean being over 700 miles away from...

New Mexico launches Environmental Crimes Task Force

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ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency convened New Mexico’s first Environmental Crimes Task Force on Nov. 9.

The goal of the Environmental Crimes Task Force is to increase federal, tribal and state cooperation in investigating and prosecuting criminal violations of environmental laws. In pursuit of this goal, the Task Force will meet regularly with members from agencies to disseminate actionable intelligence and coordinate responses to address those individuals and entities who threaten the nation’s health and environment by violating such laws.

Violating environmental laws—including, but not limited to, the federal...
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