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Guitarist Derek Miller rocks out with Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at Gallup show

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Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers came to Gallup and once again brought blues and indigenous music to the Southwest. Performing at the Downtown Gallup Conference Center March 9, Farmer and his fellow musicians brought long-time friend Derek Miller with them to show off the talented guitarist’s shredding skills.


Diné College speaker: ‘…get back to yesteryear’

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Descendants of Navajos in the Four Corners are continuing the battle to keep their sovereignty alive — a daunting task that at times seems fruitless.

What some see as progress, others see as encroachment as the outside world brings changes to a culture deemed sacred a long time ago. There are those who fear that the unique Navajo culture and heritage could be overrun and lost.

That was the thesis of a 90-minute lecture March 6 by Manley Begay Jr., Ph.D., a tenured professor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff whose speech was entitled, “Cultural Resources: Traditional Navajo Thinking on Sovereignty.”

Begay holds advanced degrees from Harvard University...

HERstory honors women’s history month at UNM-Gallup

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March marks Women’s History Month, which highlights women’s contributions to American society, both past and present victories.

Two women, of course, wanted to do more than to celebrate as they began HERstory to shed more light on Women’s History Month at the University of New Mexico Gallup in March 2017.

The two women are HERstory organizers are assistant professors at UNM-Gallup. Dr. Tracy Lassiter, an English professor, and Shirley Heying, an anthropology professor, came up with the idea for the month-long series of events event to highlight women’s contributions and sacrifices to American society.

Heying conveyed the purpose behind the ongoing events at the...

Christopher Trujillo is Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s ‘Teacher of the Month’

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Former baseball athlete changes careers to help math students

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s has named Christopher Trujillo, a ninth and eleventh grade teacher at Gallup High School, their Teacher of the Month for March.

Trujillo, like many teachers who have been nominated in the past, expressed surprise that the community recognized his hard work and dedication as a teacher.

“I was really excited when you guys called and told me, I thought that was awesome,” Trujillo said. “We work so hard and it’s good to be noticed about that, so I appreciate that. It never entered my mind and I thought this would never ever happen.”

Hailing from Gallup, Trujillo received his...

Diné College hosts veteran meet-and-greet on two campuses

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TSAILE, Ariz. — Close to two dozen people turned out Feb. 27 and 28 for hours-long meet-and-greet sessions with Diné College veterans and representatives from area veterans organizations, officials said.

Ed Curtis, an academic and veterans advisor at Diné College, said the Tsaile gathering went well. That gathering featured three veteran representatives who fielded questions on everything from how to get VA loans, homeless and mental health concerns and health care questions.

“It went well,” Curtis said. “There was some written information handed out on a variety of topics and the reps were able to answer all kinds of questions.”

Curtis noted that on hand at the Tsaile...
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