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Beauty studio forced to close 2 weeks after opening

In December, LaFrance-Chachere found great success with the opening of the first Native American-owned beauty studio in downtown Gallup. But since the coronavirus has swept through the Navajo Nation and McKinley County, where Gallup is considered a hot zone, this storefront has also been closed down temporarily.

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50 Years Ago: Trading posts face end of operations

The Indian Trader’s Association, made up of owners of trading posts on and near the Navajo Reservation, issued a report this week, which predicted that the trading post business on the reservation may be coming to an end.

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Promising teen athlete loses life in car wreck

Last Wednesday, the Mexican Springs, New Mexico family experienced a loss that no family should endure as middle child Candace Dean passed away in a tragic car accident, not far from the family’s homestead.

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Vietnam War Veterans Day postponed

May 31 - June 2
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Human Rights Commission remote teleconference

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
St. Michaels AZ

AZ Pride Sports multi-sports camp

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm MDT
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Uranium Advisory Commission meeting canceled

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT
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Health

Nurses on the front line

“I never thought it would come here, not here on the reservation.” She first heard about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on TV in January 2020. “It’s all the way across in China!”

People

Ace’s Wild lead singer passes of COVID

Most of us knew Fred Thompson as the booming baritone fronting the popular rez band Ace’s Wild. But there were many other facets to the man: rodeo announcer, lifelong educator, coach, fitness buff, artist, rancher, promoter of Navajo language and culture, devoted husband and father.

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Indian Market re-envisioned during pandemic

Diné artists Tonya June Rafael, Michael Billie and Wyatt Lee-Anderson are busy building inventory for this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market. Yes! Indian Market is back on – virtually.

Music

Ace’s Wild lead singer passes of COVID

Most of us knew Fred Thompson as the booming baritone fronting the popular rez band Ace’s Wild. But there were many other facets to the man: rodeo announcer, lifelong educator, coach, fitness buff, artist, rancher, promoter of Navajo language and culture, devoted husband and father.