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ArtsCrawl gets ready to dance

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Southern rock band headlines ArtsCrawl’s return

ArtsCrawl is coming back in a big way after taking a year and a half off due to the pandemic.

Rhonda Quintana, the event’s coordinator, has big plans for the opening ArtsCrawl, which is set for Oct. 9. One of those big plans is bringing in a Southern rock band called...

Gallupian honored by NMSU

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Sammy Chioda was honored as the Distinguished Alumni Selection for New Mexico State University Business College over the weekend of Sept. 25-26.

Chioda is a 1976 graduate and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Accounting from NMSU.

In its acknowledgment of his career, NMSU noted he is often referred to as “Mr. Gallup,” and is in his 53rd year of broadcasting in Gallup as president of Millennium Media, Inc.

He has also been active in the Gallup Rotary, Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce and served as the voice of the Gallup High School Bengals for 40 years, as well as being the driving force behind establishing the Tony Dorsett youth football...

Librarian, innovator, educator Cecilia Stafford retiring Oct. 1

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Stafford made significant contributions to Zollinger Library

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After spending a nearly 42-year career in library sciences, Cecilia Stafford, M.L.S., will officially retire on Oct. 1, leaving a legacy of accomplishments that has impacted not only UNM-Gallup, but the New Mexico State University branch campus in Grants, as well as Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans.

“I began work at UNM-Gallup’s Zollinger Library on Aug. 1, 2016, after serving as library director at NMSU-Grants for 10 years,” Stafford explained. “I moved to New Mexico from New Orleans in Aug. 2006—one year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region—leaving my...

Sacred Heart Spanish Market brings Sun’s contributing artist to town

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Sean Wells joins the many artisans AT Gallup Spanish Market

The Sacred Heart Spanish Market, held during the weekend of Corpus Christi at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 415 E. Green Ave. has returned from COVID-enforced hibernation. That’s where dozens of artists and craftspeople from New Mexico and Arizona who specialize in traditional and contemporary Spanish Colonial art exhibit and sell their work.

One of the artisans to show her work at the 2021  Spanish Market was the Gallup Sun’s contributing artist Sean Wells who,  along with her tinsmith brother Jason Younis, received the Bishop’s Award as creatives demonstrating heart in the artistic community.

The market was forced...

Miyamura High School presents its 2021 Homecoming Court

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