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Community challenge to deliver 65 pints of blood

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Bikers, Fire Department help out

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is holding its Auxiliary Blood Drive on Feb. 14 from 8 am-1 pm at the RMCH Third Floor Solarium at 1901 Red Rock Drive, Gallup. The drive began on Feb. 13.

The hospital is requesting type O and Rh Negative types A- and B- which are...

Little band from big Texas rocks Gallup

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Heavy metal band Blacktop Mojo shreds downtown

There’s nothing like kicking off the weekend by doing something you love and for me it’s ending the work week by losing myself in music. Depending on my mood, whatever the genre, music does it for me. Experiencing new music is always a plus, too. That opportunity presented itself as I and some friends got the chance to check out a new band called Blacktop Mojo.

Blacktop Mojo consists of Matt James-vocals, Nathan Gillis-drums, Ryan Kiefer-lead guitar, Chuck Wepfer-rhythm guitar, and Matt Curtis-bass.

Starting out in late 2012 in a small town called Palestine, Tex., the band was formed by front man James and drummer Gillis. Their...

Making winter feel warmer

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Volunteers at Hozho Center hand out warm clothes, food

Pictures of the Winter Warm-Up distribution event at the Hozho Center (Third Street and Maloney) Jan. 31, where donations of warm clothing and backpacks collected  across Gallup, were handed out to those needing them.

This effort was sponsored by RMCHCS and supported by the Gallup PD, N.M. State Police, McKinley County Sheriff’s Department, JCPenney, and Walmart.  Photo Credit: Clarice Begay, executive marketing assistant, RMCHCS

Dee Thompson takes her aunt’s story to the people

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“Everyone has a story inside of them, we just have to find it and let it out,” James Harjo says. These were the words that were spoken by Harjo, husband of Dee Thompson, author of Shattered Dreams, Bondage, and Hope as she told her story about the amazing life of her aunt, Sariah.

Thompson held a book signing Jan. 11, at the Octavia Fellin Public Library to promote the book before an intrigued audience. In a light-hearted tone, Thompson said she had never attended a book signing and this was new to her as well. Accompanied by her husband, the two greeted the audience, shook hands, and made small talk before the presentation. Currently living in...

Farmington, Albuquerque, State of N.M. win Family Friendly Business Award

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Businesses, nonprofits, governments can apply online

The City of Farmington and the City of Albuquerque have joined the State of New Mexico as recipients of the Family Friendly Business Award in recognition of their family-friendly workplace policies. Farmington and the State of New Mexico received Platinum level recognition (the highest), while Albuquerque was recognized at the Gold level. The awards are bestowed by Family Friendly New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that recognizes New Mexico businesses, governments and organizations that implement policies deemed friendly to working families.

Offering flexible work schedules is one method employers can use to support working...
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