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Albuquerque band Ashes of Jupiter rocks Gallup

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Kicking off the new Gallup Skate Park

Albuquerque natives Ashes of Jupiter helped kick off the grand opening of the new skate park July 28 by putting on a free concert at the Gallup Cultural Center. Local bands Fatal Corruption and VLPXX opened-up, getting the crowd stirred up and ready for Ashes of Jupiter as the skate...

12th annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show put on a performance in Gallup

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The 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show closed out another memorable year, July 27-29.

Gurley Motor Company owner, Steve Gurley, said there were roughly 90 to 95 participants this year and said more would have came out, but due to the rain, some of them didn’t want to chance it.

“We were 30 to 40 shy from last year because of the weather,” Gurley said.


In 2006, the first small car show launched, but was only limited to Ford models, which only had 10 participants, Gurley said. The following year, he opened it up to all makes and models, increasing the participation.

Vehicles cruised out from...

Inspiring others through photography

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Hannah Manuelito uses photography to share her heritage

Specializing in portrait photography, fine art photography, and fashion photography, Diné photographer Hannah Manuelito uses these topics to inspire and tell others about her Navajo culture.

Manuelito, who is from Ganado, Ariz., graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. Then fresh out of college, she had a stint at a Native American clothing company called “OXDX,” where she was their go-to-photographer and make-up artist. It was here where she became heavily involved with fashion photography, which she says was a great opportunity to push herself creatively.

Recently, as the...

Coal Avenue Commons hosts final community workshop

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The Coal Avenue Commons project to re-design Coal Avenue in downtown Gallup as an event street and community commons is moving full steam ahead!

After many idea-generating and feedback-gathering conversations and meetings with artists, downtown business owners, downtown property owners, and the community, the design team has developed three concepts.

Now it’s time to choose the path forward for downtown Gallup.

Everyone is invited to attend the FINAL Community Workshop to cast their vote for which concept design they think best represents the future of downtown.

When: Wednesday, August 22 from 5 - 7 pm

Where: Gallup Cultural Center (201 E Hwy 66)

Please attend! This workshop...

DON – FORMER VIETNAM VET – Part Four - March 16, 2011

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Continuing a 7-part special by Richard F. Kontz on a Vietnam Vet he met while running the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in 2015 through mid-2011.

After Don explained what had happened to him in his first experience with military duty serving on the carrier during the Vietnam conflict, I now knew why he went to the VA for counseling and also why he was on medical disability.

Don also said this is where he became addicted to Alcohol – being the one main way he could cope with his job and also smoking pot to mellow. He said “A lot of the guys would drink a little, smoke a little then go find a woman to sleep with. He said for him sleeping with other women did not help; besides...

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