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The Sept. 11, 2001 American tragedy that shook the nation to its core and changed our course forever is still felt even after 17 years; for many, healing has never taken place and every year the hurt is relived on this Day of Infamy. The question of why and how this happened has been pinned on terrorists from the...

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Never before has there been a field of eighteen (18) candidates contending for the seat of the Navajo Nation president until this election cycle 2018; a historic precedent that has been set which speaks to the leadership that is available to serve our great nation.

Even more impressive is  the number of women who stepped up to the challenge and took the initiative to set high standards for the Dine’ (Navajo) Nation, a matriarchal society. The biggest disappointment is the failure by both front-runners to have chosen a one as a vice-presidential running mate.

Nez’s June 18 announcement of his candidacy for Navajo Nation president stated his hometowns are Kayenta and Shonto...

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Have stopped in Gallup numerous times in past 15-plus years and always enjoyed many aspects of your town.

For first time, stayed at Microtel hotel and found this statue in foyer. Very much enjoyed the hotel, until noticed this “subliminal stereotype” in AM! If noted checking in, would have canceled! Offensive? Like having Abraham Lincoln’s selling alcohol?

Have registered complaint with Wyndham. Sent pic to Navajo Nation.

AND in GALLUP, depending on Native American tourism, what message does Chief send?


Wendell Childs

Chillicothe, Illinois

Letter to the Editor: Respect natural habitats, sacred sites

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Gallup, New Mexico, called “Nanizhozhi” in Dine’ (Navajo), is indeed a “crossing point” that all roads lead to and where a rainbow of cultures live and thrive. Obviously, it places an emphasis on the Native American culture and settings in just about every aspect that can produce a profit in the “Indian Capital of the World”.

One of the attractions that Gallup has marketed is the trails that lead into the nearby Red Rock mountains, of which the City takes absolutely zero responsibility for when it advertises the scenic paths and are now littered with trash left behind by the visitors who traverse the trails.

They disrespect the land by leaving their trash and...

Thoughts on why Gallup has an excessively high crime rate!

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First, I would like to express my respect for the men and women of the Gallup Police Department.  They act and perform professionally and with courtesy, I have a high regard for these individuals.  My wife (former business owner) and I called upon them for their investigative services at least nine times between November 23, 2017 and May 26, 2018.  On at least three occasions we have just decided not to bother the police, surveillance cameras did not prove to be a deterrent.

With regard to the excessively high crime rate in Gallup, at least three pods at the local jail were empty in May even though there appear to many individuals who need that room and board.  Two years ago, room...
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