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‘Rez Girl’ to lead Diné College rodeo team

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Heather Williams is Ivy League, Chinle High grad

TSAILE, Ariz. — Heather Williams said it just came down to where she’d feel comfortable.

And after meeting the people — most of whom she’s acquainted with — involved with the Diné College rodeo program, the self-proclaimed “rez girl” from Lukachukai, Ariz....

The perfect relationship: ‘Cars and Coffee’

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Sunday afternoon event resonates with community

Classic cars, classic roast coffee, and a classically good time – all were on hand Sunday at Camille’s Sidewalk Café’s “Cars and Coffee.”

In its third year, the event is already becoming a Gallup institution. Each Sunday from roughly April to November, car enthusiasts gather at Camille’s to show off their latest project, to trade stories, and of course to sip on some world class coffee. The cars, and motorcycles too, are as varied as their owners.

You have newer cars like Daniel González’s 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Stock, Gonzalez’s Hellcat is pushing 707 horsepower and can go 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. But...

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96th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen Zunneh-bah Martin

In the midst of beginning her reign as the new 2017 Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen, Zunneh-bah Martin sat down with the Sun and discussed her excitement and thoughts as the new Ceremonial queen.

Coming from the town of Tohlakai, N.M., from the Twin Lakes Chapter, and only 20-years-old, Martin has already been making head waves for her tribe as well as for other indigenous people.

Being half Navajo, from the Sleepy Rock Clan, and paternal grandfathers from the Edge Waters Clan, Martin is also Mexican with Aztec/Mayan history, and from the Modoc tribe of Oklahoma.

Named after her great-grandmother “Zunneh-bah,”...

Navajo Nation Council honors outgoing acting Chief Justice Allen Sloan

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LEUPP, Ariz. – Member of the Navajo Nation Council’s Law and Order Committee recognized and thanked former acting Chief Justice Allen Sloan for his 28-years of honorable service, during a retirement dinner hosted by the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch Aug. 18.

He served as acting Chief Justice since 2015 and resigned at the end of July due to ongoing health issues.

Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) was joined by LOC vice chair Council Delegate Raymond Smith, Jr. (Houck, Klagetoh, Nahata Dziil, Tsé Si áni, Wide Ruins) and LOC member Council Delegate Otto Tso (Tó Nanees Dizi), as he spoke...

MADD honors officers going beyond the call of duty against DWI

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Gallup chapter of MADD, Mothers against Drunk Driving, held a small awards presentation for local law enforcement who have gone beyond the call of duty to do their part in ending DWI within McKinley County at Grace Bible Church Aug. 18.

Several law enforcement agencies were present for the ceremony: Gallup Police Department; McKinley County Sheriff’s Office; New Mexico State Police, and several attorneys from McKinley County DWI Task Force.

A small reception was held prior to the ceremony as advocates, victims, and family members came together to share their experiences with the huge dilemma of DWI offenses that has run rampant in McKinley County.

Once the fellowshipping was done...

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