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Reforming the Navajo government with prayers, people

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Norman Brown is not afraid of challenges and that is probably why he’s taken on the gargantuan task of returning the Navajo Nation government to the people.

And Brown knows that he’s not the first one to try.

But he knows that he needs to succeed where the others have failed because he truly believes that the Navajo...

Native Veteran Profile: Navajo woman overcomes taunting, joins Army

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – If it wasn’t for her older sister, Helena Barney-Anthony, calling her a “crybaby”, telling her she was “too small” and saying she wouldn’t make it through boot camp, Angela Barney-Nez might not have joined the Army.

Army veteran Barney-Nez said that was her sister’s response in 1974 when she told her that she was going to join Army.

“I was wanting go into the Army in 1974 and I would have made it to Vietnam,” she remembered. “But when I told her I was thinking about joining the Army, she really just came out and said, ‘You’re too much of a cry baby. You’re not going to make it.’ And I thought, ‘Oh yeah! Oh yeah!’ And the more...

‘Gallup Reads’ a major success

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As the summer begins and school wraps up, it is not uncommon to find students, teachers and parents reflecting on what did or did not make the school year great.

The weather begins to warm up, students become children again, assemblies are held for the various extra-curricular activities and hard working teachers and staff get to relax for a couple of brief months before beginning to plan for the next school year.

One group of volunteers is taking a much deserved breather after instituting the Gallup Reads program.

For the first year ever, a group of volunteers joined Gallup Reads and each read to all of the  Kindergartners at Stagecoach Elementary three days of the week. Diana...

Relay For Life Gallup: ‘The Eighties, the Start of Something New’

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The Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event will take place in Gallup on June 12. All survivors of cancer are invited to attend and be our honored guests!  At registration they will receive free t-shirts while supply lasts, and other goodies. They are asked to check in at 6 pm.  The Opening Ceremony begins at 7 pm.

This is the fourth year Relay is taking place in downtown Gallup at the Courthouse Square.  The teams hope that all of Gallup will come out for Relay For Life!  The festivities continue all night because, as we say, “Cancer never sleeps and for one more - night, neither do we.”

The closing ceremony is at 8 am, Saturday morning, June 13 is a time to...

Doughnut Dollies: in combat in Vietnam without a weapon

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Mary Tsinnajinnie-Cohoe is a Vietnam War veteran but she will never receive federal veterans’ benefits.

Tsinnajinnie-Cohoe served in Vietnam in 1968 to 1969. And while she never carried a rifle or weapon, she wore powder blue culottes and served doughnuts and coffee with a smile – with the goal of raising the morale of combat-battered military personnel.

Tsinnajinnie was one of 627 single young ladies between the ages of 21-24 years of age, and a college graduate, who went to Vietnam as an American Red Cross SRAO aide or “Doughnut Dolly.”

“Many people don’t know about the SRAO program,” she said as she flashed a smile that could light up a...

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