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‘Ceremonial Royalty’

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Zunneh-bah Martin of Twin Lakes, N.M. was crowned 2017-18 Ceremonial Queen Aug. 12. The 20-year-old was in the running during last year’s Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, making this coronation all the sweeter. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

Local writers pen book on Gallup’s notable denizens

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Gallup Independent Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola didn’t set out to write the book, “Legendary Locals of Gallup.”

Instead, it came about like one of those things that fall into place and blossom given the right opportunity – by happenstance, one could say.

Hardin-Burrola was approached by Arcadia Publishing, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, about three years ago, give or take, to pen a book highlighting the people that make Gallup special. It’s part of Arcadia’s “legendary locals” series of books.

“This is series specific to small, regional histories,” she said.

No doubt decorated Korean War hero, Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura made the...

AG: Cash your ‘National Mortgage Settlement’ checks now

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ALBUQUEQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Aug. 10 that 192 New Mexico homeowners still need to cash their National Mortgage Settlement checks, and that a letter was sent to them on July 28, 2017 from Rust Consulting, Inc. instructing them how to request a new check if they did not previously receive one. Checks must be cashed, or a new check must be requested, before August 25, 2017or the funds will be transferred to the State of New Mexico.

“It’s important that New Mexico homeowners receive the money they are entitled to from the National Mortgage Settlement before those funds are transferred to the state as unclaimed property,” Balderas said...

Southwest Indian Foundation honors Navy Seabees

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Photos by Knifewing Segura

Sheriff asking for public’s help in finding missing woman

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SAN RAFAEL – The Cibola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information related to the disappearance of a San Rafael woman on Sunday.

Alicia Corina Sonneborn was last seen Aug. 6 and reported missing from her home by her sister. No indications of her whereabouts have been found since she was last seen.

Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace said Thursday that the department is still engaged in an acitve search but have found nothing to help locate the missing woman. “We are using K9s, drones, ground troops and luminol. We brought in more K9s,” he said.

Sonneborn is 57 years old, five feet tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing black capri-type pants...

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