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Navajo youth participate in bike ride to promote drug and suicide prevention

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.– Approximately 60 Navajo youth from Dilkon and nearby communities participated in a five-day bike ride, beginning at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort and ending in the capital of the Navajo Nation to promote methamphetamine and suicide prevention among Navajo youth.

The bike riders concluded their...

GABSA City Champions

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Red Rock Motor Sports Club finishers

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Steve Daugherty – First, over 30 A & B, Gallup; Ryan Roper – Second, over 30 C, Crownpoint; Charles Tafoya – Third, over 30 C, Gallup; Mario Romero – Second, Quad A, Gallup; Benjamin Harvey – Third, Quad A, Gallup; Justin Hicks – Second, Quad C, Continental Divide; Douglas Perry – Third, 65cc (10-11 years old), Crownpoint; Notah Silversmith – Third, 450 Open, Twin Lakes; Ryan Roper – Fifth, 450 Open, Crownpoint; Dillon Martinez – Fourth, Quad B, Gallup; Ray Palacios, Jr.  – Fifth, Quad B, Gallup; Steve Daugherty – First, Over 40 A & B, Gallup; Barnard Cowboy – Third, Over 40 C, Crownpoint; Dameon Silva – Second, Over 40 C, Gallup...

City baseball tournament action

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UNM-G groundskeeper starts Bike For Life

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Andy Martinez is a groundskeeper at UNM-Gallup who has a passion for making children happy.  Andy lives in a Gallup trailer park and noticed kids walking the neighborhood and wondered why they weren’t on bikes.  Andy fondly recalled his own youth where he always had a bicycle, although it was often a hand-me-down version requiring repairs.  When Andy realized that many of the neighborhood families could not afford to buy bikes for their children, he set out to collect used bicycles, renovate and repair them and distribute them around the neighborhood.  “I was one of five children in our family so if I wanted a bike of my own, it usually meant getting a broken one from a sibling...

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