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On July 22, 1893, Katharine Lee Bates wrote the lyrics to “America the Beautiful” after admiring the view from the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. The song’s music was composed by Samuel A. Ward, a church organist and choirmaster in Newark, New Jersey. The two never met in person.

On July 23, 1980, Pham Tuan became the...

Four Galup students present research at UNM conference

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Four students from The University of New Mexico-Gallup earned the rare opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in their microbiology class and present their findings at an annual UNM conference in April.

UNM-Gallup students Arleth Arreguin, Jordan Belmont, Chalanie Davis and Angelina Romero participated in the 2024 Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference in Albuquerque on April 12. The professional research conference is reserved solely for undergraduates to spotlight their research, explain their ideas and display what they have to offer in their respective fields and majors.

“I was hesitant at first hearing about this opportunity because I’ve never done anything like...

Kayenta Fourth of July Celebration officially starts Navajo Nation fair season

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KAYENTA, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation Shopping Centers Inc. Fourth of July Celebration was a success.


It was an opportunity for the tribal corporation to give back to loyal customers for their patronage through public outreach and family-oriented activities.


The day began with the Kayenta Fourth of July Parade and NNSCI participated with a parade entry that had a Peanuts theme, featuring Snoopy and Woodstock.


Two banners highlighting the parade theme, “Celebrating Freedom Together,” were displayed, including multicolored stars, red, white, and blue flags, and an arch comprised of colorful balloons.


Staff walked alongside the NNSCI parade entry, handing out beach...

Fireworks leave pet owners with few options

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My brother-in-law has invited the whole family to his lakeside house for the Fourth of July, with a cookout and fireworks in the evening. My husband and I never go anywhere without our dog “Ranger,” and while we want to attend, we know the fireworks will upset our dog. Should I tell our in-laws to cancel the fireworks part of the cookout? — April H., Tavares, Florida

DEAR APRIL: You can certainly ask your brother-in-law to nix the fireworks, but be prepared for a chilly reception to your request.

Family dynamics can be difficult to navigate, and doubly so during big holidays that feature loud music, alcohol and fireworks. Consider some other options:

— Can...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: Is it true that Michael Crichton has a new book coming out? I thought he passed away years ago. — E.M.

A: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton died in 2008 of cancer at the age of 66. He graduated from Harvard Medical School, but followed his passion for writing and developing novels, films and television shows (ER).

According to People magazine, Crichton’s widow, Sherri, has been searching for a writer to finish the incomplete manuscript that her husband left behind. She found that writer in bestselling author James Patterson. Crichton was fascinated by volcanoes and provided  “meticulous notes” on what he started, so Patterson and Sherri worked together in a “joyful...
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