Gallup Sun

Wednesday, Mar 21st

Last update09:39:34 PM GMT

You are here: Community Features


McKinley Academy accelerating futures

E-mail Print PDF
GMCS providing students a pathway to pursue an Associate’s Degree

Free paid college bound opportunities are on the horizon for Gallup McKinley County Schools students.

That was the takeaway from a meeting recently held regarding a new program called “McKinley Academy Accelerating Futures.”

The meeting was held at...

Navajo Nation Trails Initiative an opportunity to learn more about creating trails

E-mail Print PDF
WINDOW ROCK—An intricate network of trails across the Navajo Nation are leading to healthy pathways for tribal members and others mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

In 2016, the Navajo Nation Trails Initiative was created and was spearheaded by Vice President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Youth Empowerment Services.

“(We have) been honored to provide oversight, technical assistance and hands-on support for the effort,” said Tom Riggenbach, executive director of Navajo YES.

Office of the President and Vice President, Division of Natural Resources, Engineers Without Borders, Indian Health Services, Southwest Trail Solutions, local communities and various tribal...

Cuts for all comers at Gallup’s Ho’zho Center

E-mail Print PDF
Charity haircuts, meals served to those in need

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal and a fresh haircut on a day when temperatures barely exceed 50-degrees.

At Gallup’s Ho’zho Wellness Center for Personal Enhancement, about a dozen homeless folks could attest to that Jan. 27, having gobbled up beef stew and pastries, water and gotten their hair sheared by barbers and hair stylists.

The haircuts, done by a handful of local stylists, who volunteered their talents, were appended to the ecumenical ministry, “Answer God’s Call Ministry on Mesa Avenue.”

Note: Ho’zho is a Navajo word describing a way of living that includes harmony, beauty, truth and balance.


NN branches sign proclamation recognizing Diné College’s 50th Anniversary

E-mail Print PDF
WINDOW ROCK — The Navajo Nation Council declared 2018 as a celebration of “The 50th Anniversary of Diné College,” at the Jan. 23 Winter Council Session.

A proclamation was signed by Nation Nation President Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation Speaker Lorenzo Bates, Diné College President Charles Roessel and Interim Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Thomas J. Holgate.

Among those attending the signing were Greg Bigman, Theresa Hatathlie, Felisha Adams, Nelson BeGaye and Tommy Lewis of the Diné College Board of Regents.

“This is an acknowledgement of the 50th anniversary of Diné College,” Bigman said. “Diné College, which was originally called Navajo Community College, was...

Gallup Mid School student wins spelling bee

E-mail Print PDF
The 2017-2018 McKinley County Spelling Bee went for 23 rounds before TaSheena Thompson, an eighth grader at Gallup Middle School, was declared the winner after correctly spelling the word “trespasser.”

The district spelling bee was held at the Kenneth Halloway Auditorium at Gallup High School. Three judges sat at a table front and center of the stage and the pronouncer, Wade Bell, Gallup McKinley County Schools Director of Instruction, sat at the podium left of the stage.

Thompson and second place contestant Jerome Rabaya, a fifth grader from Red Rock Elementary, will represent the district at the New Mexico Spelling Bee at Sandia Preparatory School in Albuquerque on March...

Page 6 of 112