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Gallup community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Four events took place in Gallup over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend to honor the activist, starting with a commemorative service at UNM-Gallup, then a community service project at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a food drive at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, and finally a documentary screening at the...

Visit Gallup launching Valentine’s Day promotion

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Visit Gallup is partnering with local businesses to promote dining, shopping and staying in Gallup for  Valentine’s Day.

Local business owners who run specials for Valentine’s Day are invited to work with Visit Gallup staff to promote offers to the thousands of followers on social media and VisitGallup.com. The effort is a  push to encourage tourists to visit the Gallup community, but also to remind locals that there are plenty of romantic date ideas and “staycation” possibilities in the community.

Visit Gallup will help promote the specials in a similar way to the Holiday Shopping Promotion held in 2023. Visit Gallup is the tourism and marketing division of the City of...

The Community Pantry receives nearly 28,000 tons of food

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The Community Pantry in Gallup received a semi-truck donation of almost 28,000 tons of food Dec. 20 from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That’s enough food to provide one meal to everyone in Gallup, Chief Operating Officer Hilda Garcia-Kendall said.

The donation from the Church will help supplement almost all of the Pantry’s different programs to decrease food insecurity. The Pantry serves more than 3,500 families twice a month.  They provide more than 40,000 meals annually. The Gallup location serves McKinley County residents, where about 34% of the population lives below the poverty line.  That’s 23% more than the national average.

On December 20, volunteers...

The end of one journey, beginning of another

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It’s been a long road for Dr. Chris Gonzaga and, while it’s not at the end, he’s due for some well deserved family time, rest and recreation.

Gonzaga retired from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital Dec. 8 after a 40-year career in medicine that included 26 years at RMCH. Over those years he’s become known for his compassion, bedside manner and as a tireless advocate for quality health care in McKinley County.

“Dr. Gonzaga has been a family doctor for us, for my entire family, for 20 years. He has become more like family and that is one of his great attributes,” longtime Gallup resident and Gallup-McKinley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bill Lee said. “When my...

UNM-Gallup keeps ‘Holiday in New Mexico’ tradition alive

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The University of New Mexico-Gallup continued its successful Holiday in New Mexico tradition with nearly 1,000 luminarias, more than 800 biscochitos, and a musical finale by mariachi entertainer Antonio Reyna Dec. 7.

Families and children who visited the campus delighted in the festive decorations and the arrival of Santa Claus atop a Gallup Fire Department fire truck with a Campus Police escort. UNM mascot Lobo Louie was also thrilled to see Santa, giving him a big hug when he arrived.

Visitors also enjoyed the various activities organized by the branch campus’ departments and student clubs, including coloring, treats, ring toss games, chess, temporary tattoos, a North Pole...

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