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Joe Lee Yazzie, of St. Michaels, Ariz. died Feb. 18, 2021. He was 85.

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Joe was born into the Todich’ ii’ nii (Bitter Water), born for Klizilani (Many Goats).

He was born in Ft. Defiance, Ariz. on June 22, 1935.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Fritz Yazzie Jr, and mother Catherine Yazzie, his brothers Kenneth Yazzie, Raymond Leigh Yazzie, and grandson Monte Hunter Yazzie. He is...

Del Norte teacher answers call to the classroom

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Meet Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Cecily Langendorf

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Cecily Langendorf, a first grade teacher at Del Norte Elementary School in Gallup, is February’s Teacher of the Month. She spoke to the Gallup Sun this week.



Langendorf was shocked when it was announced that she had won Teacher of the Month.

“It was a bit of a surprise — especially this year,” she said, referring to COVID-19.

Responding to the ...

Flora & Ulysses Movie Review

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Rating: 3 out of 4 stars

Running Time: 95 minutes

This feature will be available to stream on Disney+ Feb. 19.

Over the past year, Disney has been premiering a great deal of its content on its new streaming service. While there have been some awards contenders like Soul, the live-action output from Disney+ hasn’t always been as stellar. In fact, some of their 2020 titles (including Artemis Fowl, Black Beauty and Magic Camp to name but a few) felt like they had been relegated to the platform only to get lost among the studio’s catalog. Thankfully, the new live action film Flora & Ulysses is an improvement over many of last year’s releases.

It may not...

Dvd/Blu-ray Reviews Feb. 19, 2021

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 19, 2021

By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome back to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As usual, there are a great many options coming your way in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t, or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


THE ACT OF READING: In this documentary, a moviemaker recounts his reading problems in high school. After finding success in his chosen filmmaking profession years later, he seeks to make it up to his English teacher by reconnecting with her and giving the best book report of Moby Dick ever written. The crew follows his...

The story of Saint Valentine

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Death 269 A.D.

Patron of Beekeepers, Bees, Epilepsy, Travelers, Love, The Engaged, Happy Marriages. Invoked Against Plague and Fainting.

Although many of Saint Valentine of Rome’s legends are unverified, all the stories center around love conquering fear. As a former Bishop, Saint Valentine was put under house arrest by Judge Asterius. He was mocked for his faith and challenged to restore the sight of the judge’s blind daughter. Valentine laid his hands upon the child’s eyes, restoring her vision.

Upon witnessing the miracle, the Judge swore allegiance to Valentine, converting to Christianity, along with his entire family and setting free all prisoners...
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