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City votes to join appeal of District Court decision on liquor license transfer

The Gallup City Council discussed whether to join the New Mexico Alcohol and Gaming Division in the appeal of a decision by the New Mexico District Court during their recent regular meeting.

Back in February 2017, the Gallup City Council voted...

Fleming Begaye Sr. dies at 97

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One of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers

One of three Navajo Code Talkers honored at the White House in 2017 for his service in

World War II, Fleming Begaye Sr. has died.

Begaye was Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan) and born for Kinłichii’nii (Red House People Clan). He was born on Aug. 26, 1921 in the community of Red Valley, about a mile west of the New Mexico border.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said, “The Navajo Nation is saddened by the passing of another brave and selfless Diné warrior. The Nation is truly grateful for Code Talker Begaye’s sacrifices and those of his family, to defend the freedom and liberty of our country. May the Creator bless his...

Indigenous Peoples Commission talks about community healing

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Troubled over a lack of connection

The Indigenous Peoples Commission spoke about the March 27 community healing forum planning meeting during their recent regular meeting.

One suggestion that was brought up several times during the healing forum meeting was the establishment of an Indian Center in Gallup.

The former Gallup Indian Center was where groups like Indians Against Exploitation became refined, and was also where job preparation skills could be taught, according to one of the persons on the record, Marley Shebala. Without the Indian Center, there is a feeling of disconnect in Gallup, she added.

At the May 13 meeting, the commissioners responded to comments made by members of...

UNM-Gallup students study global and human security

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Four UNM-Gallup students are participating in a University of New Mexico grant-funded program to learn statistical languages and data analysis with an eye toward increasing global and human security.

UNM-Gallup visiting faculty member Andisheh Dadashi initiated the program for her students through association with Dr. Frank Gilfeather, who is the principal investigator and consortium lead for the National Security Studies Program on the UNM main campus.  Professor Emeritus Gilfeather offered Dadashi the opportunity to supervise four of her Native American students in the program that includes a six-week summer project.

Dadashi, who teaches math and statistics at the UNM-Gallup...

Memorial Day Grand Opening of Gallup State Veterans Cemetery

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State’s Second State Veterans Cemetery

Veterans and their families and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Day formal grand opening of the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery at 1 pm, May 27 at 333 National Cemetery Drive, across the street from the McKinley County Juvenile Detention Center.

This will be the second state veterans cemetery developed by the Department of Veterans Services as part of an initiative to build veterans cemeteries in rural areas of New Mexico.

The first cemetery, the Fort Stanton State Veterans Cemetery, opened in Fall 2017.

Confirmed attendees include Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales, Mayor Jackie McKinney, Representative Patty Lundstrom, and former...

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