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Chamber biz expo to put on the fun

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Look for a job, listen to a band

The Gallup-McKinley Cham­ber of Com­merce plans on pulling out all the bells and whistles when they host the annual Gallup Business & Job Expo, Aug. 29 from 11- 3 pm in the parking lot west of the Gallup Cultural Center.

Chamber President David Hinkle said expect live music from local...

Shedding light on the life of a southwest frontiersman

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Book Review:  ‘Looking for Dan’

The Puzzling Life of a Frontier Character: Daniel Dubois

John Lewis Taylor, the author of this book issued in 2012, spent many years as a teacher and principal southwest of Gallup: at Chichiltah/Jones Ranch BIA school.  As he was married into the Navajo community he was fascinated by the many stories he would hear of a frontiersman and fellow Navajo ‘brother-in-law,’ who used to reside in the area: Daniel Dubois.  So, upon retirement he began to collect information and eventually produce a small but extremely informative book in which he brings to life the less than famous, but dashing Dubois.

Taylor does an exceptional job of using a wide...

Local Rotarians receive distinguished award

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The Paul Harris Fellow is an honored bestowed upon a Rotarian in the name of the founder of Rotary International Paul Harris.  Paul Harris was a Chicago Attorney who founded Rotary International in 1905.

The Paul Harris Fellow is an individual award/recognition that is given to Rotarians by their respective clubs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in not only their club but in their community.

The Rotary Club meets most Wednesdays at noon for lunch and business session.

They are known for bringing in prolific speakers to discuss issues important to Gallup.

They also honor a high school senior of the month as part of their scholarship program.

And they are always of...

UNM-G Welding Instructor Recognized

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Joe Sanchez, Welding Instructor at UNM-Gallup, was recently honored by the American Welding Society New Mexico Section 75 with the Howard E. Adkins memorial Instructor Membership Award.  Six years ago, Joe restarted the welding program at UNM-Gallup.  He remembers, “when I started, we did not even have books.  Now we have a waiting list for our welding classes.” Photo Credit: UNM-G

Artist/Collector Sandoval’s house of treasures

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From the outside, the modest house on the north side of Gallup is unremarkable, but inside are works of love collected over the years by Lester Sandoval. One of his larger possessions was featured in a recent article in the Gallup Sun three weeks ago; the customized 1993 4-WD GMC1500, a work of art that is the centerpiece of the regular Sunday afternoon car show at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe.

There is more to Sandoval than just one award-winning vehicle, although, one wall of his small living room is stacked with trophies and pictures of his truck.

The ‘more’  becomes evident before even crossing the threshold of his front door, where the visitor is greeted by a small piece...

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