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Veterans honored with ‘Quilts of Valor’

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Quilts of Valor, a national foundation, mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. Here in Gallup, there are several groups who strive to satisfy that mission.

With long hours of designing, cutting and sewing, these dedicated women create magnificent quilts that are nothing short of art. But the outer beauty of the project is only the tip of its importance.

The Gallup McKinley County Quilters have been making quilts together since 1985.

They first met in a house in Allison and have moved several times until finally acquiring a room at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, compliments of the City of Gallup...

Recipients of quilts speak warmly of their gift

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Jane Ashley retired as a Major in the US Army after about 30 years of service. Ashley was introduced to the group at the recreation center by an art teacher.

She visited with the quilters and noticed that one of them jotted down her name. About a month later, she was home alone when the ladies came to present her with a quilt of her own. She said the experience was “very emotional.”

“Every stitch, every thought is genuine love,” she said.

Ashley explained that when “you’re in uniform people thank you” and when she served her country, like many veterans, she viewed it as her job, her career. But how others see her career, such as with the gift of a quilt, tugged at her...

Gallup Memorial Day Observance

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Memorial Day observances begin at 10 am  on May 25 at the veterans plots at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11 am from the cemetery down Aztec Avenue, continuing to Courthouse Square and the Veterans Memorial. There will be ceremonies at Courthouse Square beginning at 11:30 am. The public is invited to participate in all events.

No crystal ball for NM revenue projections

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The amount of money expected to come into New Mexico’s coffers this year looks better than previous estimates, but with several caveats.

At the beginning of the year, dipping oil and gas prices put the state’s projected surplus lower than previously expected levels.

But now, new projections show $136 million more coming to New Mexico in revenue through the end of the year, a 2.2 percent increase compared to similar forecasts in February.

In total, revenue projections for New Mexico add up to $6.25 billion.

Yet while the projections look good and news headlines gush over this seemingly sudden and unexpected “money under the mattress,” state Legislative Finance Committee Chief...

The hidden treasures of Navajo land

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CHURCH ROCK – The month of May is when the U.S. including the Navajo Nation, celebrates travel and tourism.

The tribal Division of Economic Development Tourism Department held a Navajo Nation Tourism Appreciation Week from May 4-8.

The tourism appreciation week was kicked off with a “Hiking the Trail” event at the Red Rock State Park, which is about 19 miles east of Gallup, on May 8.

The trail was actually two hikes that both started at the Red Rock State Park in the morning.

The first one, which was estimated to be about three hours, ascended to a red sandstone monolith called Church Rock.

The second hike, which was about two-hours, went up to the top of Pyramid...

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