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Gallup couple finally recoups unpaid wages, plus damages

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Two Gallup residents who sought for years to receive unpaid wages owed by a local business owner finally received their paychecks during the week of April 8 under the terms of a settlement agreement facilitated by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and Somos Un Pueblo Unido, a non-profit organization that...

Artists creating pieces for the McKinley County courthouse rotunda

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McKinley County and gallupARTS have selected three area artists to create site-specific artwork for the rotunda of the McKinley County Courthouse complex in  downtown Gallup. In partnership with the State of New Mexico’s Art in Public Places Program and gallupARTS, McKinley County leveraged “1% for the arts” funding to launch a commission-based project for public art to fill the circular rotunda with 360 degrees of beautiful, representative, and engaging art.

The selected artists are:

Monty Claw - Diné painter and silversmith Monty Claw, from Gallup will create three mural-sized paintings to hang in the alcoves surrounding the southern half of the rotunda. Claw will paint...

NTU student recognized with prestigious Udall Scholarship honorable mention

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Navajo Technical University announced on April 17 that the highly competitive Udall Scholarship program awarded Counseling student Myka Jensen an Honorable Mention.

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship honors the legacies of Morris and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of natural resources. The Udall Foundation recognizes students committed to careers in Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities. Over 400 students at over 150 universities applied for Udall...

Teacher of the Month: From test tubes to textbooks

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Crownpoint High teacher helps students engage in learning

Each month, the Sun recognizes a local teacher for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Anyone can nominate a teacher by emailing the Sun at

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and providing the teacher’s name, where they teach, and why they should be selected as that month’s winner.

This month’s award went to Shelia Ganzon, who teaches health sciences and chemistry at Crownpoint High School.



Ganzon didn’t always want to be a teacher. She was originally working as a chemist in a lab in the Philippines. But after a change of heart, she decided to go into teaching.

She taught...

Spreading the joy of music

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Rehoboth Christian High School BAND PERFORMS across the Midwest

Every other year the Rehoboth Christian High School band, led by director Kevin Zweiers, takes their show on the road and tours different parts of the country. This year’s tour spanned from April 5-13 with the high schoolers traveling throughout the Midwest.

As a faith-based organization, Rehoboth Christian is a part of a nationwide supporting database full of churches and other schools. Both the school’s choir and band go on bi-annual trips where they perform and get to interact with people from other communities.



Zwiers has been the Rehoboth band director for 23 years. He is with the...

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