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Veterans housing program continues building new homes, employing Navajo veterans

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Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Veterans Administration Director James Zwierlein visited the construction site of a new three-bedroom home that is currently being built in the community of Nenahnezad, N.M., for a Navajo veteran and his three children on Oct. 27. This is one of at least eight homes for...

‘Gallup’s Bird Lady’ to participate in national fashion show fundraiser

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Gallup local Sarah Wilson, also known as “Gallup’s Bird Lady,” will participate in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 13th annual “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” fashion show.

“I’m excited for the competition,” Wilson, who is 38 years old, said in an interview with the Sun. “I’m excited to wear my dress. It’s burgundy.”

The fashion show is the largest Down Syndrome fundraiser in the world. According to a press release, the show has raised over $24 million for life-saving and life-changing research and medical care to date. This is the first time in three years that the event has been held in-person.

According to a press release published by the Global Down...

Lincoln Elementary’s flag retirement ceremony

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Local artist’s ideas, passion fueled by family

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Growing up with a father who was a doctor in the U.S. Navy, Dana Aldis moved around a lot. Her family lived in Guam, Philippines, and Taiwan.

In an interview with the Sun, Aldis said all the traveling is part of the reason she grew to love art. Her parents went out of their way to introduce her to art, taking her to art museums in Paris and New York.

An uncle also played a role in her love for art. Whenever he would come to visit the family, he would always give her art supplies and really encouraged that passion.

Aldis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts  from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design in Washington D.C., and then went on to get her Master of Fine Arts at...

Crowd ‘Rock the Vote’ in Thoreau

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Reaching the youth through  rock music

Thoreau was treated to a free rock/metal show Oct. 8 at Lil’s Diner to encourage the youth to get out and vote for the upcoming November election.

Bearing the cold and doing whatever it took to warm up, a pretty decent crowd came out to hear some great rock and metal music from local bands. Temperatures that night read around 42 degrees and it showed as a few people were covering up with blankets while others were seated in their cars warming up listening to music.

The bands that played at the show included “War Motor,” “Condemn the World,” “Narbona,” “Born of Winter,” and “Testify.”

Darius Yazzie, frontman of...

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