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Governor announces fifth straight year of record-shattering tourism number

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34.4 million trips taken in 2016,

growth doubles the national average

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2016 – shattering the previous record set in 2015 of 33.4 million. New Mexico is a leader in tourism, with trips to the state growing at double the national...

Gallup City Council Endorses Gallup Film Festival

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The Gallup City Council on June 27 unanimously passed a proclamation in support of the 2017 Gallup Film Festival scheduled for September 14-16 in the downtown on West Coal Avenue.

“This is our fifth year of the film festival,” said Knifewing Segura who directs the annual event.  “In our first year we had three film submissions.  Each year we offer something
new.”

The prominent film to be screened at this year’s festival is Light Dancing Production’s ‘The Watchman’s Canoe’ written and directed by Barri Chase. Actors Roger Willie and Adam Beach are featured in this film about a fair-skinned Native American girl who struggles to fit in with her peers on an Indian...

RMCHCS re-opens helipad

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services and Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG)/Gallup Med Flight are pleased to announce the re-opening of the rooftop helipad this week.

On June 22, AMRG Gallup Flight Program began operations at RMCHCS. It has been seven years since the RMCHCS helipad has been in use. Use of the helipad was suspended in 2010 because it did not meet new FAA regulations, but recent renovations have upgraded the helipad to meet current FAA standards.

AMRG will be providing a helicopter on the helipad with highly trained and qualified pilots, flight nurses and flight paramedics occupying AMRG quarters at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. The Helicopter...

Hats off to the ladies!

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Scenes From ‘Best of the Best Timed Event’

June 21 – 24, 2017

Cyclists stop in Zuni during cross country fundraising journey

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ZUNI, N.M. – The Journey of Hope South team arrived in Zuni, N.M. this past week.

This overnight stop comes after a 105-mile ride from Lakeside, Arizona, and is the 15th day of a 3,745-mile cycling event from Long Beach, California to Washington, D.C. This group of 28 cyclists and seven crew members is one of three Journey of Hope teams that will directly enhance the lives of thousands of people with disabilities through grant funding and community engagement.

Although there is not one scheduled in Zuni, the team frequently stops at local community sponsors for Friendship Visits. At Friendship Visits, the cyclists will connect with the people they are riding to support as a way of...

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