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Fourth annual Diné Pride event held online

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We are Sacred Together

While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented a large gathering from taking place, Diné Pride, which has dubbed itself the official LGBTQ+ celebration for the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States, found a way to bring Indigenous LGBTQ people together in a virtual setting.

June is designated Pride...

Making a midnight dream come true

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A junior-to-be says thank you

Sophomore TaSheena Thompson is headed into her junior class at Miyamura High School with a special story to tell about how she spent her time outside the classroom.

Thompson is a runner and she wanted to find a way to share that with the first responders in her community.

Fast asleep one night she put it all together in her head. She would organize a run.

But there were obstacles.  First, she’d been injured while training.

“I was training progressively really hard,” she told the Gallup Sun. “I used to run five to 12 miles every day. I ended up0 rupturing a tendon in my calf … I was out for two months.”

Between that and the call for social...

At-risk students get another chance

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New Mexico courts refuse to dismiss Yazzie/Martinez case

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. —  Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer commend the June 30 ruling by New Mexico First Judicial District Court Judge Matthew Wilson denying the State of New Mexico’s request for dismissal in the Yazzie/Martinez vs. the State of New Mexico case, which highlighted the faltering education system in New Mexico, particularly its failure to provide at-risk students, including Native American students, the education to which they are constitutionally entitled.

In July 2018, Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that all New Mexico students have a right to be college and career ready and...

City posts drinking water report

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Details of water conservation, contaminants, more

The City of Gallup recently received the results of the 2019 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, which covers the test results from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

The report says the city’s water is monitored for different contaminants on a strict sampling schedule. Potential contaminants include alpha emitters, arsenic, barium, nitrate, and uranium, among others.

The goal is to keep the levels of contaminants detected below the  maximum-allowed level. None of the regulated substances monitored by the city were above the maximum, so the city received no violations.

Per the report, Gallup’s water comes from 16 wells tapping...

Scouting programs continue during COVID-19 pandemic

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ALBUQUERQUE — Gorham Scout Ranch has announced a digital alternative to  its summer camp program, in light of the cancellation of in-person camp programs.

The nationally accredited Boy Scouts of America summer camp for boys and girls enrolled in scouting programs has registrants from ten states this year, including New Mexico, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Minnesota, Georgia, California, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma.

The first two weeks had 139 youth participants. Session three winds up on July 3. Session four runs from July 6 – 10 and the camp has also added a fifth session from July 13 – 17.

Merit badges at 2020 Cyber Summer Camp include: Citizenship in the world; Mining in...

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