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Letter to the Editor: Incident reports from the streets of Gallup

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Editor,

RE: “Armed and Dangerous”, The Gallup Sun, July 29, 2016.

The killing of Alvin Ross Sylversmyth on July 24 was going to happen eventually; if not him, another Navajo would be dead.  Former Gallup Police Department Chief Robert Cron, Deputy Chief John Allen, and Captain Rick White were personally presented with...

The 2015-16 Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen shares her story

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As the 2015-16 Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen, I’m a cultural ambassador for my Native people, and of course the Ceremonial itself. I promote traditional preservation and practices, and also educate people about the Gallup Ceremonial festivities.

I invite everyone to come and take part in this long-time event and encourage artists to enter their art work.

My name is Kahlaya Rose McKinney. I’m born of the Owens Valley Paiute Tribe of Bishop California. My father is Lakota Rosebud Sioux. My maternal grandfather is Navajo; he comes from the Red Running Into Water People Clan. And my paternal grandfather is Muskogee Creek.

I’m 20 years old, and I’m studying...

National Night Out is about hope

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National Night Out is, on the periphery, a light-hearted event.

On Aug. 2, Gallupians gathered at the parking lot of Rio West Mall, chatted, ate free food, and explored things like the latest in fire and police equipment.

Grinning politicians made adorable speeches in an effort to boost neighborhood cohesiveness and their own approval ratings.

The city got the word out about the event and a lot of folks from around Gallup were in attendance this year. It’s almost as though cities and towns nationwide compete to see who can stage the most elaborate event.

National Night Out is about bringing police and members of the community together, Mayor Jackie McKinney and Police Chief...

All lives matter

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Stay patient after GPD shooting

The July 24 early-morning fatal shooting of an armed Gallup man by local police demands a full and thorough investigation. The death of any citizen at the hands of a police officer is bound to produce strong emotions and a quest for the truth.

The matter also demands the community remain calm and patient.

The New Mexico State Police is piecing together the facts that culminated in the death of 29-year-old Alvin Sylversmythe at the Arnold Street public housing.

The Gallup Police Department immediately put the investigation in the hands of the NMSP to avoid bias, which is proper. The state police will take an independent look at what exactly happened...

Madame G guide to the starsWEEK OF JULY 29 – AUG. 4

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Dream BIG this month with Leo the lion’s help. The planet of communication (Mercury) lingers in Virgo. This lends credibility and logic to large projects. Madame G recommends using your resources. Get creative and be kind toward friends, family, and co-workers. Consider John Steinbeck’s wise words from Of Mice And Men: “Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” Give more than you take.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Fear is the greatest enemy of the mind and spirit. Bravery is not the opposite or lack of fear, it’s merely resilience and persistence combined. In Emily Bronte’s novel Wuthering Heights, Lockwood, proclaims: “Terror made me cruel!”...

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