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Armand Ortega Jewelry Store in the El Rancho Hotel

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The Jewelry Store at the El Rancho Hotel is owned by the Ortega family and features handmade jewelry from Local Artists throughout the Region. The Primary goal of the Jewelry Store is to provide you with the finest handpicked jewelry from Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Artists.

The late owner, Armand Ortega, had been in the...

Gallup and the Arts

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The world of art with its many branches is important to Gallup and the surrounding area. Articles have been published in the last several weeks, and even before, dealing with various galleries, events, and types of art that one can become almost overwhelmed with the structure – or non-structure – of the organizations attempting to publicize their particular passions.

Confusion exists in the minds of many, especially those not involved in this field, about the fuss that surrounds this subject. While this article will probably not clear up all the questions people have, an attempt will be made to clarify exactly what is going on with the many forms of art in this area.

There...

‘Polka in the Pines’ to celebrate Croatian heritage

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Young or old, Croatian or not, everyone is welcome at the Polka in the Pines picnic Aug. 2. The 38 year old event celebrates the historic culture, music and food of the Croatian people of Gallup.

Thanks to Katie Bolf, the community of immigrants have carried on this tradition since 1978. After Bolf attended a Croatian Convention in Toronto, Canada in 1947 she came home with a mission to keep the traditions of her homeland alive.

Bolf and friend, Shirley Baker hosted a Croatian/Slovenian radio station on Sundays until 1974. They sold advertising to pay for the show and spoke both in their native language and in English.

But most of all, they played music.

A memorial was constructed...

This Weekend Rocks! Classic cars, balloonists, motorcycles to descend on Gallup

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The 9th Annual Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show, will be held this weekend as a collective effort with the Freedom Flight Ride & Cruise event. The event will include a motorcycle cruise of Freedom Riders from Tucumcari to the state line and balloonists will participate in mass ascensions each day. The Freedom Riders will also hold the Toys for Tots “Christmas In July” toy run on Sunday.

A variety of food, vendors, a beer garden, and live music will round-out the day’s entertainment along with outstanding shopping opportunities in historic downtown Gallup.

Gurley Motor Co. owner Steven Gurley said this is the second year that the Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show has...

‘Slaughter’ rocks Fire & Ice Bike Rally

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90’s Hard Rock band, “Slaughter” rocked, Grants during the 15th Annual Historic 66 Fire & Ice Bike Rally July 18.

Part of the three-day weekend lineup of events, Slaughter, took the stage performing their greatest hits to an excited bike and roll crowd. Bikers from all over the country rode in and packed the City of Grants during this year’s events. Slaughter, the main headlining band proved that true music with heart, can last and affect generations upon generations.

Formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late 1988, with lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist, Mark Slaughter, and bassist Dana Strum, the band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album, «Stick It to Ya.» Front man Mark...

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