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Bengal spirit abounds in homecoming week

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Making learning fun in Gallup

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Parent group aims to bring children’s museum to Gallup

Children’s museums across the country serve as informal learning opportunities for young kids. From space to hands-on activities about the Earth, children’s museums cover a multitude of topics that expand kids’ minds. But almost all of them have one thing in common: they are located in major U.S. cities.

However, a group of parents want to change that and bring a children’s museum to Gallup.

In an interview with the Sun, one group member, Laura Ippel, said that they took inspiration from the Play Sharity Museum in Deming, New Mexico.

They drove down to Deming and met with the Play Sharity board, which is made up of...

UNM-Gallup professors share Gallup’s history of migration, forced removals, the myth of resistance

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Two professors from The University of New Mexico-Gallup delivered presentations on Gallup’s migration history at El Morro Theatre Aug. 22 in conjunction with the World on the Move exhibit sponsored locally by the City of Gallup’s Octavia Fellin Public Library and Rex Museum.

UNM-Gallup Professor Bruce Gjeltema told migration tales of early Gallup history, including the settlment of 20th century European and Asian immigrants who came looking for work, and the forced removal of Diné from their homeland during the Long Walk in the 1860s.

UNM-Gallup Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division Chair Matt Mingus shared stories about Mexican nationals who were brought in as...

Walking toward a cure

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Recognizing ‘the Legend’

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Gallup Senior Center dedicates dining hall to Juan Delgado

A legend has died, or rather, “The Legend” has died.

This was the moniker given to Juan Delgado around Gallup. In an interview with the Sun, Tim Delgado, Juan’s youngest son, explained how his father earned that name.

“A lot of people called him ‘The Legend’ because he did everything. There wasn’t a lot that my dad did not do,” Tim said. “When he applied himself and did something he was really good at it. He took on things that people thought were impossible.”


Juan was born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Winslow, Ariz. He was three months old when his family moved to Gallup.

Growing up in...

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