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Bringing a pop of color to Gallup

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Walking through downtown Gallup, a person can see a wide number of murals showing off artists’ talents. But one that popped up in the past six months has a special story.

In 2021, the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce held a class for community members called Leadership McKinley. Participants were encouraged...

Does pet insurance extend to pet sitters?

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I left my dog Shep in the care of a pet sitter for a week while I was away on business. The sitter texted me that Shep cut his paw during a walk in the nearby woods, and they took him to my veterinarian for care.

Shep is doing fine now. I have pet insurance, but I don’t think it’s my responsibility

to pay for this. The injury occurred while the sitter was walking him. The sitter says that injury

and illness are my responsibility to cover. Who should pay? — Bill in Chicago

DEAR BILL: Did the sitter givany details of how Shep was injured? The circumstances are important. For example, if Shep was on-leash and stepped on an unexpected piece of

debris in the...

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 Zollinger Library.

The UNM-Gallup Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in partnership with the Charlie Morrisey Education Center, Howard Chapel of the Homeless, and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, hosted an MLK Jr. Day Celebration on Jan. 13, beginning with a Commemorative Service at Calvin Hall Auditorium.

Mona Frazier, a community volunteer and a former...

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...

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