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Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Navajo Code Talker

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Alfred James Peaches, who passed on Jan. 16 at Flagstaff Medical Center.

President Russell Begaye ordered flags across the Navajo Nation to be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Jan. 23. Peaches’ passing is about a week apart from fellow...


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Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger doesn’t want to be alone. He’s got the sweet personality of an orange kitty and is ready to go to a loving home where he can warm up your lap and heart.


Joyce is a young pup looking for more room to run around and play and be a puppy. Of course, she’s looking for that lifelong partner.

Visit and adopt one of these deserving furry friends
at Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society: 1315 Hamilton Rd #B, Gallup, NM. Information: (505) 863-2616.


Dyer gives ‘State of the Campus’ address

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Talks about plans for growth, unity

Speaking to a packed audience full of university administrators, professors, and students, Executive Director Christopher Dyers gave his “State of the Campus” address in the Calvin Hall auditorium on the university’s accomplishments, and goals for 2016 on Jan. 11.

Although he is not absolutely certain, he claims that he does not anticipate any significant amounts of new money filtering in the UNM system; however, he strives to continue to work with the main campus to become more efficient and productive in how it uses their resources on campus, and focus on increasing revenues by increasing enrollment.

He said that the issue of performance...

Heat Wave Strikes Downtown

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Despite temperatures below freezing, downtown Gallup warmed up Saturday night for the “Heat Wave” Arts Crawl event.

There was live music, hot food, coffee sampling, hula hooping, and enough art on display to occupy the eyes for the whole evening. ART123 featured an artist retrospective that included old and new works from local artists that gave a nice sense of history and progression.

Steve Marti, generally renowned as a potter, had a solid maple flute box that he made back in 1979 on display.

“This was really the first time I had the experience of a piece making itself,” he said as he thought fondly back to carving the box. It was interesting to hear this account of...

Featured Artist: Michael Schmaltz

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The best of both worlds – life as a silversmith and painter

Michael Schmaltz loves painting women, all kinds of women, as they go about their daily activities. He photographs them in not your typical pose and what he gets is an image for a painting.  However, his current work is a painting of his daughter when she was 10, sitting on the floor reading the “funny papers.”

He plans on giving this painting to her when he is finished.

A once passionate jewelry maker in his prime years, he is now embarking on living his lifelong dream of an artist, something that his parents heavily discouraged him in pursuing when he was a teen. He says that he always knew in his heart since...

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