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Tse Yi Gai, St. Michaels advance at Striking Eagle

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Annual Native American tournament sees variety of teams compete

ALBUQUERQUE – The St. Michaels Lady Cardinals beat Red Mesa 51-43 in a Dec. 29 semifinal game of the annual Striking Eagle Native American Invitational Tournament. The tournament was played at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Gymnasium and included...

One dead in Saturday night crash

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Staff Reports

A Saturday night car wreck at Highway 66 and Toltec Drive in Gallup has left one man dead.

Gallup Police Department Capt. Marinda Spencer said the call came in at about 9:35 pm.

The accident, she said, occurred when a driver heading eastbound on Highway 66, rammed into a vehicle traveling westbound as it attempted to turn left onto Toltec Drive.

The vehicle traveling eastbound struck the passenger side of the vehicle attempting the left hand turn. The passenger, 25-year-old Ray Livingston, Jr., died at a local hospital as a result of his injuries. The driver of the westbound vehicle, whose name hasn't been released, was admitted to a hospital for injuries.

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Deswood Tome's picks: Top 5 best stories of 2017

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Memorial Day story coverage tops this list

1. “Memorial Day in full bloom” by Tom Hartsock. With this piece, the Sun captured the spirit of the veteran holiday while showcasing its importance.

The number of participants illustrates that fallen soldiers are acknowledged for their service in keeping America safe and at peace.

Accompanying the written story was a cadre of event photos by several photographers capturing Gallup’s diversity gathering for the commemoration of fallen soldiers.

2. “Haatiishaa aaldi nei (Autoimmune Disease)” by Greg McNeil. In his two-part story, instructor and clinical counselor Greg McNeil writes about the 88 types of autoimmune...

Bernie Dotson's picks: Top 5 best stories of 2017

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1. “GPD officers cleared in Sylversmythe shooting” by Bernie Dotson. Reportedly, the 300 pound-plus Sylversmythe lunged at several officers with a knife that he wielded as a weapon. The incident happened in the wee hours of the morning at Gallup Housing Authority’s Arnold Street complex in the summer of 2016.

2. “Tohatchi wins NM 3A championship” by Bernie Dotson.

The Tohatchi girls basketball team won the New Mexico 3A state basketball championship behind 20 points by junior point guard Kalian Mitchell and 18 points by Cheyenne Begay. The team is one of the best in the history of state sports. Now a senior, Mitchell made all-state in the 8th grade and has made first...

Dee Velasco: Top 5 best stories of 2017

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