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‘Enchantment Skateboarding’ turns parking lot into a skaters paradise

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Waiting patiently for the grand opening of skate park

Skateboarding is just one part of growing up as a kid, learning new tricks, showing them off, and hoping to go pro only adds to the excitement.

However, another part of skateboarding is where to skate without getting chased off. Let’s face it, not everyone...

Navajo Nation Council welcomes community advocates to start the Summer Council Session

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock on July 16, many of which spent the last several days traveling many miles by horseback, bicycle, and jogging to take part in the annual tradition to mark the start of the Summer Council Session.

As the groups arrived, over 250 people along with Speaker LoRenzo Bates welcomed the participants to the fairgrounds where each group was provided time to speak to bring awareness to several issues including domestic violence, healthy living, youth advocates, and others.

Council Delegates Walter Phelps, Nelson S. BeGaye, Jonathan Hale, Alton Joe Shepherd, Steven Begay, Dwight Witherspoon, and Otto...

Speaker LoRenzo Bates delivers opening day report

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On the opening day of the Summer Council Session July 17, Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) provided a report, which highlighted some of the combined efforts and successes of the Navajo Nation Council in recent months.

Speaker Bates highlighted the recent successful passages of legislations that provide $2.2 million for summer youth employment for all of the Navajo Nation’s 110 chapters, that reformed the Navajo Housing Authority board and confirmed four new board members to address the Nation’s housing issues, and for a legislation that approved a lease agreement with the owners of the...

‘Legendary Locals of Gallup’ – Authors’ presentation, book signing

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On Aug. 7 at 6:30 pm, the Octavia Fellin Library will present authors Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, Carol Sarath, and Bob Rosebrough, who will discuss their book Legendary Locals of Gallup. The book provides a look at Gallup’s most memorable people as well as some legends you may not know. A book signing with the authors will follow the presentation.

Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola is a freelance journalist in Gallup and has long been fascinated by the stories of area residents. Carol Sarath worked with the Gallup-McKinley County Schools for 35 years and is currently active on several community boards. Bob Rosebrough is an attorney who enjoys exploring Gallup’s intense history and its rugged...

SCAM Alert

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The Scammer(s) is/are calling individuals and stating he is Sergeant Anderson with the Gallup Police Department. He is calling and telling the individual they have missed jury duty and there is a warrant for their arrest.


Sergeant Anderson is directing the individual to purchase a form of money transfer (such as moneygram or greendot, etc.) from Lowe's, or other places that sell these types of services, and wire the money into a certain account or to the suspect to avoid arrest.  Sergeant Anderson is providing the address and phone for the Gallup Police Department in his scam.


Capt. Marinda Spencer said the "Gallup Police Department is not doing any such enforcement, nor would...

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