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Navajo Council acts to protect ARPA funds from federal reversion

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — During a recent special session, the 25th Navajo Nation Council adopted Resolution No. CMY-28-24, a proactive measure aimed at protecting the Navajo Nation’s Fiscal Recovery Funds or American Rescue Plan Act funds, from being reverted back to the federal government if it is signed into law by the...

Gallup gets ready for 25th Relay for Life

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The Global Relay for Life movement started because of one person.

In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society raise some money for cancer research.

Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles, and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he ran, a plan began to form in his brain: would other people want to run to raise money?

The next year, 19 teams were a part of the first Relay for Life event, which raised $33,000.

 

LOCALLY CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

The Gallup-McKinley Chapter hasn’t...

A spouse’s guide to cancer

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Former city council member shares her husband’s cancer battle


It’s been six and a half years since Fran Palochak’s husband Rick Palochak died, but she still remembers every detail of his battle with small cell lung cancer. And she wants people to take their story as a sign to go see a doctor right away if they’re not feeling well.

 

THE BATTLE BEGINS

The Palochaks’ journey with cancer began in January 2017 when Rick started coughing  excessively. They thought he might just have a sinus infection, and when he went to the doctor, they sent him home with some antibiotics.

But the medicine didn’t help; Rick still kept coughing and coughing. In February, he went back...

Motel to Milestone

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Thunderbird Jewelry celebrates 50 years in business

Don Cosper already had a lot on his plate as the Thunderbird Motel owner in the 1970s when he decided to take on a new challenge: selling turquoise stones out of the motel. Local artists began selling their jewelry to him, and thus Thunderbird Jewelry was born.

His business grew so much, that soon he had to move it out of the motel. Then, in 1974 the company moved again to the building it’s in now at 1923 W. Hwy. 66. And now, the business’s employees are getting ready to celebrate the store’s 50th anniversary.

Many of the employees have been with the store for almost 50 years themselves.

Danny Thomason initially thought...

Summer Indian Dances returns to Courthouse Square

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Gallup’s famed Summer Indian Dances are returning to the Courthouse Square in Historic Downtown Gallup.

The program will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between June 4 and Aug. 29 at the Courthouse Square, located at 215 W. Aztec Avenue. Dances will not be held on July 4 or Aug. 8, to avoid conflicts with the July 4 Stars and Stripes Celebration and Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial activities, respectively. All dances are open to the public with free admission.

Visit Gallup, the tourism and marketing division of the City of Gallup, has commissioned 13 Native American performances from throughout New Mexico for the series. Themes for the program will...

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