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The Gallup Sun’s top stories of 2016

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With 2016 a record year for the Gallup Sun, the newspaper’s editorial board took a moment to name the paper’s top stories of 2016:

The shooting death of Alvin R. Sylversmythe near the Arnold Street public housing projects tops the list of the Sun’s top stories for this year.

1. July 24: Gallup...

‘Making the Holidays Brighter’

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From Gallup with love!

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Rez puppies, one dog head to Aspen

It was a chilly Tuesday morning when Josh and Katja Rapaport, the founders of Telluride Animal Foundation, touched down at the Gallup Airport with the mission of saving a few lives.

Eleven young rescued canines, including Sophie and her three puppies – Stieg, Saul and Sally were among the lucky selected to fly up to Aspen, Colorado. And Jade, the cream colored lab mix puppy got the trip of a lifetime – she sat on Co-Pilot Katja’s lap for the entire 1.5 hour flight, occasionally looking down at the plains and mountains from as high as 10,000 feet.

Jade is one of Gallup-McKinley Humane Society’s five puppies that boarded the Cessna...

GGEDC receives $25K grant from NM Gas Co.

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Award comes after Lundstrom named top economic development developer

Patricia Lundstrom, the executive director at the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, announced Dec. 16 that the New Mexico Gas Company awarded a $25,000 grant to the organization to support local economic development efforts in McKinley County.

The announcement came during an event in Gallup with Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney and GGEDC board president Tommy Haws in attendance. Lundstrom said the one-time appropriation will be re-invested in its entirety back into project development, providing a much-needed capital infusion to advance strategic economic development initiatives currently in the planning...

‘Dino Lights’

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Albuquerque’s River of Lights has ol’ T-Rex, that’s Tyrannosaurus rex (Tyrant Lizard), lit up like a Christmas Tree. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons

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