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Paying homage to Gallup’s north side

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‘NorthFest’ celebrates an old neighborhood’s roots

Bringing the cultures of the north side community together, UNM-G’s North Campus in collaboration with gallupARTS, Art123 Gallery, ATD Fourth World, and New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department, held “NorthFest” Sept. 15.

The celebration was...

Rockin’ Life event rolls into Rio West Mall

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A community gathering that aims to create awareness to fight depression, suicide, and addiction – to support prevention and recovery and encourage expression through music, art and talent – took place at the Rio West Mall Sept. 14.

The 2nd Annual Rockin’ Life event, spearheaded by community liaison Watts Billie, showed the initiative by bringing the community together to showcase their hidden talents.

It was a song he heard on the radio that brought his ideas to life.

Not only music, but the available resources and programs that are out there to support individuals who are struggling with life.

“I thought about how music was my light in my darkest of days and how positive...

Snapshots from TA’s Drivers, Customers Appreciation Day

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Running for warriors: Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The 3rd Annual Navajo Code Talker 29K/10K Run was staged Sept. 10 at the Navajo Nation Museum.

This gathering brought together the local communities to engage with one another through health and fitness. They also got to meet a few of the elite soldiers, the Navajo Nation’s prized treasure, the Navajo Code Talkers. Two of the honorable Navajo Code Talkers that were in attendance was John Kinsel, Sr. and Peter McDonald.

Approximately 200 participants ages from young to experienced were among the registered to run the 29K/10K. Many supporters were in attendance to cheer on their beloved contestant. The Navajo Code Talker Run brought together family...

Labor Day crash shines spotlight on distracted driving

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Woman escapes with minor injuries

This past Labor Day weekend could have ended tragically for one motorcyclist. Francisca Wright’s ride down eastbound Highway 66, ended abruptly when a car darted out in front of her, near the UPS Store, 2418 Hwy 66, at about 5:15 pm on Sept. 3.

Wright rammed into the silver-colored sedan as the driver attempted to cross the road to turn left. The driver apparently did not see or yield to Wright, and she struck the driver’s side door.

Witnesses said Wright’s husband, who was riding next to her, stopped immediately, dropped his bike, and ran to her aid. When police arrived a few minutes later, Wright was writhing in pain, and frightened...
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