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Husband-wife duo share Native American cultures

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Secret to keeping their marriage alive

At this year’s Gallup Summer Nightly Indian Dances there’s a couple who brings their own flute, musical group, dances and songs, and offers the audience a taste of two tribes. Meet Norman and Ramona Roach.

Norman is Lakota Sioux and Ramona is Diné. They each perform...

Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise signs 12-year-old brand ambassador

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Aurelius “Aury” Yazzie was officially signed by Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise to serve as brand ambassador on Aug. 1.

Aury can usually be spotted at area running events wearing his turquoise “Peacock 33” T-shirt, pushing his body to the limit in runs with the president, ultrarunners and outdoor enthusiasts.

For the past two years, the 12-year-old running phenom from Teec Nos Pos, Ariz. has been running in races under the guidance of Tom Riggenbach, executive director of Navajo Youth Empowerment Services.

On Aug. 17, Aury completed the 6 Hours of Asaayi Endurance Run. The event was part of the Navajo Parks Race Series. He completed nine laps around...

El Rancho Hotel designated as historic site

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Gallup hotel now part of  Hollywood history

The Lost Dutchman Chapter No. 5917 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the American West, dedicated a plaque to the El Rancho Hotel, Aug. 10.  The location, at 1000 E. Hwy. 66, is now a historical site.

The El Rancho Hotel was constructed in 1936 for R.E. Griffith, brother of filmmaker D.W. Griffith, and served as a base camp for movie crews and actors. That site and its proximity to western landscapes, made it an ideal place to make movies.

When Lois Lane was trapped on the road as an earthquake struck in the 1978 epic Superman, it was filmed on...

Views from the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Parade

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Hard work pays off for Tiny Tots Pageant

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Little ones share culture while having fun

“Hard work pays off” were the encouraging words of one child’s father to help her win in the 2019 Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Tiny Tots Pageant program held Aug. 5 at the El Morro Theatre.

This year’s 2019 Tiny Tots contestants included five little girls ranging in age from 5 to 7 years old all competing to be “Little Princess”; Contestant #1  5-year-old Maya Faith Morez, of Gallup; #2 6-year-old Samiya Sage Curley, of Window Rock, Ariz.; #3 6-year-old Shanoah Largo, of Gamerco; #4 6-year-old Kimora Liah Hannaweeke, of Waterflow; and #5 5-year-old Destany Jaklyn Lutsie, of Gallup.

In the past couple pageants...

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