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Crownpoint’s Kenneth off to Haskell Indian Nations University

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Kansas school was one of two on Kenneth’s list

When the decision to leave home for college and collegiate sports arises, not everybody settles into the right choice. Such a decision can be nerve-racking.

But Crownpoint High School’s Kitana Kenneth made the right college choice on May 26. Kenneth — who played volleyball, basketball, and ran track and field for the Lady Eagles — took Haskell Indian Nations University up on its scholarship offer.

“I am very happy with my selection,” Kenneth said. “I took my time in making the decision. I’m going to be meeting new people and playing volleyball at a whole different level.”

Sheri Moore, athletic director at Crownpoint...

2016 Memorial Day annual parade, ceremony

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Remembering the fallen

For most New Mexicans and people in Gallup, the annual Memorial Day starts early. It may begin with early mass services at the three Catholic churches in town or with just a few words of private prayer in memory of those who have passed on.

At Hillcrest Cemetery, the local organization Veterans Helping Veterans will begin a Wreath presentation in the area marked for veterans on top of the hill, starting at 10 am. Formation for the parade from the cemetery to the Courthouse Square at the McKinley County Courthouse will begin at 10:30 am, enabling all those participants to gather by approximately 11 am.

Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura is the Grand Marshall...

Roosevelt School teaches US Flag courtesies

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For the second year in a row, the staff at Roosevelt Elementary School enlisted the aid of Veterans Helping Veterans in teaching all the students there about simple and common courtesies when the Flag of America is used for any ceremony.

This year, there was also a contingent of active-duty Air Force to participate in the ceremony, which started at 9 am on May 24 in the playground area just east of the school.

The 302nd Civil Engineering Squadron from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado were led by Major Bryan Cooper, while David Cuellar of VHV put the students and audience through the military commands necessary to show proper respect.

Story and photos by Tom Hartsock

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Racism allegation enters District 4 NM Senate race

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Adams, Muñoz spar over ‘racist’ comment

A seemingly innocent invitation related to a recent political-candidate forum turned ugly when Sen. George Muñoz and Felisha Adams sparred over what Adams perceived to be racist comments.

The incident took place after Adams, a political newcomer and one of two challengers to Muñoz for the New Mexico District 4 Senate seat, sent out an invitation via email to a wide net of people for the May 19 event in Thoreau.

“I will not be able to personally attend, but I will send my Navajo representative to speak for me,” Muñoz wrote Adams in a May 19 email on the matter. “I keep hearing that this (event) is not for non-Natives.”

Adams...

City, vets: No grave concerns over projected 2018 cemetery

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$7M cemetery to be built along Hasler Valley Road

There are no more grave concerns about Gallup getting a veterans cemetery, literally. These days, city officials and local veterans have their attention focused toward the future.

“You can say that the city will definitely be the home of a national veterans cemetery,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said in a telephone interview this week with the Gallup Sun. “Right now, the project has to go through its various phases. Construction is set to start in October 2017.”

McKinney said the cemetery is one of four slated to be built around New Mexico over the next several years. Gallup was supposed to be first on Gov. Susan Martinez’ list to...

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