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The Bi-County Fair winds up the summer in Prewitt

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Scenes from the Zuni Tribal Fair

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National Dog Day top pooches

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Gallup Sun went to the dogs, literally, when it asked for Facebook fans to share snapshots of their doggos Aug. 26. With well over 100 comments featuring pics of canines of various persuasions, we held a contest – the three pics with the most likes get published in the paper.

So, put your paws together and let’s congratulate these fine pups or simply bark … wait … nowadays it’s “bork bork!”

Notwithstanding, all the posted pooches rock. If you missed out on the fun, go to Gallup Sun’s Facebook page and admire “hoomans” best pals and be sure to follow and/or like “us!”

‘Persons’ of the Month for August

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Big Brothers Big Sisters: the importance of having someone in your corner

The challenges of a new school year are harder on some students.  Lonely youngsters with a rough home life need support.  But they don’t always know how or where to get it.

That’s where Big Brothers, Big Sisters enters the picture.  For more than a century this non-profit has created one-to-one mentoring relationships designed to understand and empower.

The Big Brothers, Big Sisters branch in McKinley County, at 100 E. Aztec Ave., is such a place; where young people can find compassion and a listening ear.



Sarah Piano, of Gallup, has served as regional director of Big Brothers...

Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Expo nearly doubles in size

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The Ninth Annual Business Expo put on by the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce was a four-hour event that attracted between 500 and 600 people Aug. 24.

Bill Lee, the CEO of the the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, says more than 25 businesses participated this year and the turnout increased from the traditional numbers of 300 to 350 people. Asked what he attributes the larger headcount to, Lee says, “It takes time to finally get goin.’ People are beginning to recognize that there’s something happening with the Chamber in August that’s a good event.”

He also underscores the entertainment, including the Gallup Martial Arts Academy and high school...

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