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Standing Rock’s Tsouhlarakis receives fellowship award

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PARK CITY, UTAH – Anna Tsouhlarakis, who is of Navajo and Greek descent, was recently selected for an artist fellowship by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, which is based in Portland, Ore. The honor was announced at the beginning of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Liz Hill, who handles public relations for the...

Nellie the pony joins Boys and Girls Club

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The Boys and Girls Club of Gallup welcomed a new equine member on Feb. 4, courtesy of the Gallup Wells Fargo branch.  The stuffed pony, Nellie, was earned by the Gallup Wells Fargo employees for exceptional customer service, and they in turn decided to gift it to a local nonprofit organization.

Antonio Marquez of Wells Fargo attended Boys and Girls Club in his youth, and felt strongly that they deserved Nellie this year.

“It’s inspirational to see people helping these kids build a future,” he said.

“We knew this giant pony would bring a smile to the kids’ faces,” added Garret Waltz, also from Wells Fargo.

Nellie certainly didn’t disappoint.  Smiles abounded as the...

Back-to-Back wins spark Starlette dancers

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It may be something that Kristy Tiley and her crews of dancers have done before, but winning on consecutive weekends is still a thrill for them.

The Gallup High School Bengal Girls’ Dance Team pulled off that double fairly easily on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, earning the NM State Grand Championship at the first meet and then repeating at the Spirit of Hope Challenge the following week, despite missing one of their co-captains, Brianna Mortensen, who has been hospitalized recently.

The other team members, alphabetically, are: sophomore Taylor Begay; freshman Chastity Craig; sophomore Anissa Garcia; senior co-captain Mariah Gonzales; freshman Kamea Kerley; sophomore Lucia Kezele; sophomore...

Call to Artists: City trash can and planter painting competition

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The city of Gallup is conjunctively working with the Business Improvement District, gallupArts and the MainStreet Arts and Cultural District to sponsor an opportunity for high school age artists and up to paint concrete trash cans and planters in an effort to spruce up downtown, Gallup officials said in a news release.

Carol Sarath, secretary at gallupArts, said interested artists are invited to submit examples (not originals) of their work with their name, address, email and telephone number and a letter of interest by Feb. 29.

The items may be submitted to ART123 at 123 W. Coal Ave. on Monday or Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm, or Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Also, the...

Rehoboth Homecoming a success story for 2016

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Without an American-style football team, Homecoming at Rehoboth Christian High School is always planned for the late winter basketball season. As in past years, the version for 2016 proved to be a success, as the court was announced during halftime of the boys’ varsity game against Crownpoint on Feb. 6.

The freshman members, Shawna Drake and Levi Sowers, were the first to step under the arch of balloons on the west end of the basketball arena. Drake is the daughter of Benjamin and Roberta Drake and sings in the Cantabile Choir and plays on the ladies’ Basketball C-team. Sowers is the son of Ted and Kathy Sowers and runs on the Lynx Cross-Country Team.


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