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‘Polka in the Pines’ to celebrate Croatian heritage

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Young or old, Croatian or not, everyone is welcome at the Polka in the Pines picnic Aug. 2. The 38 year old event celebrates the historic culture, music and food of the Croatian people of Gallup.

Thanks to Katie Bolf, the community of immigrants have carried on this tradition since 1978. After Bolf attended a Croatian...

This Weekend Rocks! Classic cars, balloonists, motorcycles to descend on Gallup

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The 9th Annual Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show, will be held this weekend as a collective effort with the Freedom Flight Ride & Cruise event. The event will include a motorcycle cruise of Freedom Riders from Tucumcari to the state line and balloonists will participate in mass ascensions each day. The Freedom Riders will also hold the Toys for Tots “Christmas In July” toy run on Sunday.

A variety of food, vendors, a beer garden, and live music will round-out the day’s entertainment along with outstanding shopping opportunities in historic downtown Gallup.

Gurley Motor Co. owner Steven Gurley said this is the second year that the Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show has...

‘Slaughter’ rocks Fire & Ice Bike Rally

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90’s Hard Rock band, “Slaughter” rocked, Grants during the 15th Annual Historic 66 Fire & Ice Bike Rally July 18.

Part of the three-day weekend lineup of events, Slaughter, took the stage performing their greatest hits to an excited bike and roll crowd. Bikers from all over the country rode in and packed the City of Grants during this year’s events. Slaughter, the main headlining band proved that true music with heart, can last and affect generations upon generations.

Formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late 1988, with lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist, Mark Slaughter, and bassist Dana Strum, the band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album, «Stick It to Ya.» Front man Mark...

Begaye orders flags at half-staff for Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—The Navajo Nation lost a national hero on July 21, with the passing of Navajo Code Talker Kee Etsicitty.

“The Navajo people are in mourning for the loss of Kee Etsicitty, one of our beloved Navajo Code Talkers and role models for our nation,” Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said.

All flags across the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff in honor of Etsicitty, beginning today and ending at sunset on Saturday.

“These defenders of our country and Navajo way of life demonstrated the strength and power of the Navajo language and utilized it to end World War II,”  Begaye said. “It is only appropriate that we honor Kee Etsicitty’s faithful...

Begaye, Nez issue statement on Navajo fluency referendum

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz.—Now that the referendum on the Navajo fluency requirements for the presidency of the Navajo Nation has been settled, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez said it is time to move forward and begin the healing process for the Navajo people.

“We appreciate the fact that the people were given the opportunity to vote, even though we were disappointed with the number of people that came out to vote,” President Begaye said. “In the future, we recommend that referendums be voted on during the general election so we don’t spend more money than we need to.”

Vice President Nez said, “We believe that the Navajo people know the importance and...

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