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Diné College welcomes former AZ legislator

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Jackson Sr. was Diné College liaison to lawmakers

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Diné College is crawling with young college students seeking knowledge and life lessons to add nice lines on their resumés. It was that way years ago and that fact remains evident today.

That was part of the near 90-minute message given...

‘Mud’ (Hashtl’ishnii) gearing up for New Zealand run

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Family, alcoholism explored in new Sundance Film Festival short film

Shaandiin Tome is a young lady of many pursuits. In addition to being an honors graduate of the University of New Mexico, the Navajo-born Tome is also a filmmaker who possesses Sundance Film Festival experience — including a Sundance Full Circle Fellowship.

The Red Valley, Ariz., native debuted her short film “Mud,” last month at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The showing drew a packed house, which included film aficionados from around the world.

“Mud” made its local debut Feb. 9 at Gallup’s historic El Morro Theatre and amid a standing room only audience. These days, though...

Sheriff’s deputies of various ranks honored at ceremony

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Office awarded “Letters of Commendation” to law enforcement deputies of all ranks that went above and beyond the call of duty. The ceremony took place Jan. 31 at MCSO headquarters in Gallup. Below are the actual letters that each deputy received for their good work.

Deputy James

This letter is to formally and publically commend Deputy Garylle James for the excellent service he has provided to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and more importantly the citizens of McKinley County.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you for the good work you did on March 11, 2017.

While on duty, you responded to the scene of an officer...

Black Heart Saints include Gallup date for west coast winter tour

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Rock and roll is alive and well today and his name is Black Heart Saints.

Black Heart Saints stopped in Gallup for a show at Juggernaut Music on Jan. 31. The Austin, TX quartet was wrapping up a west coast winter tour when they stopped in town for their only New Mexico date.

Lead vocalist Josh Ross said the group has been together for about four years after their first live performance at the prestigious South By Southwest.

“We’ve just been kicking butt since then,” Ross said. “We are wrapping up a tour and we’ve been on the road for about a week-and-a-half. We’ll regroup in Austin and begin planning for the next tour.”

The band features the classic rock sheen and...

Maxine’s 95th birthday bash

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Maxine Scott, in front, held her 95th birthday party at McDonald’s east Jan. 27, and then moved her guests to Earl’s for breakfast.

Seated behind Maxine is Roberta Wolthers, and on the opposite side of the table, at left, is Scott’s niece from Florida, and Tina Mattis from Wyoming (Joe Zecca’s daughter) on the right. Standing is Franklin Zecca, a longtime Gallup friend.

Maxine moved to Gallup in 1963 to work at El Rancho in the restaurant and is a well-known character around town. Her two surviving children, one in Salt Lake City and the other in Texas, were unable to attend, as was her grandson Marvin Gray, his wife Rachel, and their two children Brandon and Marissa. Other...

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