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Central Agency Fair dazzles during Saturday parade

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CHINLE, Ariz. – The time to find your spot for the the 32nd Central Agency Fair held in Chinle, Ariz., Aug. 26, was not on Saturday, the day of the parade. Rather, it was the day before, on Friday.

Actually, for a great spot Friday you needed to get there in the early afternoon, but if you didn’t at least get...

NorthFest: Celebrating Gallup’s northside Sept. 15

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There are many definitions of community: a particular place, a group of people living together, a feeling of fellowship, a bond based on shared characteristics or values. The Northside is all of these things and more!

On Sept. 15, from 10 am - 3 pm, at UNM-Gallup’s North Campus, celebrate Gallup’s Northside community with the neighborhood’s first annual NorthFest.

With generous sponsorship by District 1 Councilor Linda Garica, gallupARTS, UNM-Gallup North Campus, ATD-Fourth World, and the New Mexico Aging & Long-term Services Department have teamed up for a day of art, literacy and—most importantly— community.

To reflect the diversity, rich heritage and history of the...

‘Rez Girl’ to lead Diné College rodeo team

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Heather Williams is Ivy League, Chinle High grad

TSAILE, Ariz. — Heather Williams said it just came down to where she’d feel comfortable.

And after meeting the people — most of whom she’s acquainted with — involved with the Diné College rodeo program, the self-proclaimed “rez girl” from Lukachukai, Ariz., knew exactly where she belonged.

“This is where I’m from and this (coaching) is what I want to do,” Williams, 23, said after an informal team meeting Aug. 23 at the Student Union Building at Diné College. Williams accepted the rodeo job on Aug. 14. “Each of us within the program is looking forward to a very positive and successful season.”

Williams, a 2016...

The perfect relationship: ‘Cars and Coffee’

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Sunday afternoon event resonates with community

Classic cars, classic roast coffee, and a classically good time – all were on hand Sunday at Camille’s Sidewalk Café’s “Cars and Coffee.”

In its third year, the event is already becoming a Gallup institution. Each Sunday from roughly April to November, car enthusiasts gather at Camille’s to show off their latest project, to trade stories, and of course to sip on some world class coffee. The cars, and motorcycles too, are as varied as their owners.

You have newer cars like Daniel González’s 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Stock, Gonzalez’s Hellcat is pushing 707 horsepower and can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. But...

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96th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen Zunneh-bah Martin

In the midst of beginning her reign as the new 2017 Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen, Zunneh-bah Martin sat down with the Sun and discussed her excitement and thoughts as the new Ceremonial queen.

Coming from the town of Tohlakai, N.M., from the Twin Lakes Chapter, and only 20-years-old, Martin has already been making head waves for her tribe as well as for other indigenous people.

Being half Navajo, from the Sleepy Rock Clan, and paternal grandfathers from the Edge Waters Clan, Martin is also Mexican with Aztec/Mayan history, and from the Modoc tribe of Oklahoma.

Named after her great-grandmother “Zunneh-bah,”...

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