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Serpent Trail Dancers keep Ohkay Owingeh traditions alive

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Youth dancers give special meaning to ‘place of the strong people’

“The elderly of my tribe told me to not withhold the knowledge of my past ancestors within, but to share that knowledge so that it will continue to live on forever,” 23-year-old Ashkia Trujillo of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo said.

The words of the...

Ceremonial Queen 2018-19 crowned

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Ashley Reine Claw hails from Chinle

American flags flapped in a corner of Red Rock State Park Aug. 10 as people awaited the coronation of the 2018-19 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen.

Contestants, singers, dancers and media milled around the bucking chutes on the east end of the arena before the start of the grand entry.

Dark clouds threatening precipitation did not deter the large number of people on hand for the Friday night performance of Indian dancers and singers from across the country.

The Ceremonial Queen pageantry kicked off the night performance and a familiar Gallup voice guided the evening festivities.

Emcee Sammy Chioda of Millennium Media said 1922 was...

Honoring cherished Navajo Code talkers

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Window Rock, Ariz., Aug. 14

Photos by Hawk Segura

Mud Run kicks off this year’s list of RMCHCS’s Charity Invitational events

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The weather was perfect for the 3rd Annual Adventure Mud Run at the Gallup OHV/MX Park on July 28 — just the first event in this year’s Charity Invitational — sponsored by  Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and the Western Health Foundation.

Runners of all ages participated in the 5K and 10K competitive races. Spectators enjoyed food, fun and of course, watching racers crawl, climb and sometimes swim through obstacles set across the race course.

Leading race participants are identified on the run’s website at: http://gallupmudrun.com/.

Gold medallion winners of the 5K race are in the age groups of 10-19, Jordan Stewart, Gallup; 20-29, Sanchez...

Teachers gear up to start the new school year

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GMCS welcomes them with memorable orientation

“New Teacher Orientation” kicked off Aug. 3 at the JFK Middle school auditorium to welcome a whole new batch of teachers awaiting to teach in the Gallup McKinley County Schools district.

Superintendent Mike Hyatt welcomed over 100 new teachers to the district as well as other board members in the auditorium. A group of eager teachers from the Philippines were introduced and were jokingly told of the “Gallup” idioms such as frybread, red or green chili, and the flea market.

Several departments of GMCS were introduced as they told the teachers what their departments do and how they would be a great resource to everyone. This...

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