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Who said Halloween’s just for the kids?

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Local senior citizens get in the spooky spirit

Photos by Knifewing Segura

It’s back…it’s ZooBOO!

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Window Rock’s Navajo Nation Zoo hosts a day of wild Halloween fun

ZooBOO! returned once again to usher in Halloween with various fun activities in Window Rock, Ariz. The Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park held its 10th annual event Oct. 27, with a free and safe day of family fun.

The zoo held a costume contest with over 500 contestants and saw over 4,200 people pass through the facility to enjoy the day of events.

Not only was Halloween in the air, but ZooBOO! also offered a chance for visitors to see reptiles, stroll a a pathway with animals, and listen to short talks about the creatures found at the zoo.

Concessions, activities for the kids and breath-taking landscapes...

Elementary school teacher 30-years strong

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Catherine A. Miller Elementary Teacher Claire Seibert is Teacher of the Month

Once again, it’s time to recognize another outstanding teacher for excellence in teaching. Each month during the school year, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup chooses and recognizes one local teacher as Teacher of the Month.

Teachers are nominated either by students or those who feel they deserve recognition for their seemingly effortless, hard work. Camille’s then presents the winning teacher with an award for excellence in their field.

This month, Claire Seibert was nominated as Teacher of the Month.

Seibert is a fourth-grade teacher at Catherine A. Miller Elementary School in Church Rock...

Poetry and storytelling session ignites emotions

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UNM-G exhibit event sheds light on mining aftermath in N.M.

The University of New Mexico-Gallup hosted a night of poetry and storytelling Oct. 17 as part of the Limb, Life, and Bread - Voices on Mining in New Mexico exhibit, on display Oct. 15 through Nov. 9, at the Ingham Chapman Gallery.

The event was hosted by assistant professor Carmela Lanza, who said the evening was the result of a campus humanities collaboration relating to mining in New Mexico. She called it an evening of many voices and various mediums, among which were film, artifacts and prose.

The goal of the event was to give a voice to people who do not have one when it comes to the effects of uranium mining in New...

‘Bowl for Ronnie James Dio’ raises cancer research funds

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Heavy metal star’s wife Wendy Dio chats with the ‘Sun’

The Sun recently had the honor of speaking with Wendy Dio, wife of the late rock star Ronnie James Dio, who was diagnosed with gastric cancer on Nov. 13, 2009. On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio lost his battle to the disease.

After his death, Wendy Dio set up the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund in memory of her late, great husband. The annual “Bowl for Ronnie” Celebrity Charity Bowling Tournament is held in October to raise funds for cancer research.

Many rock stars and celebrities came out to support the event, which took place Oct. 25 at the Pinz Bowling Center in Studio City, Calif. in honor of the...

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