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‘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

Spreading Christmas cheer for area residents

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Every year we use the proceeds from our Santa Workshop to help the residents of Care 66.  This year, with a special discount from Fallas, and we were able to purchase 45 winter jackets for the residents at care 66.  Last year we donated blankets and $5 Wal-Mart gift cards. The year before we donated hats and gloves.

This year we wanted to do more so we also had a Christmas party for the residents. We played Pictionary, had carolers sing to them and they helped us make snowflakes for our Santa’s Workshop as decorations.

They came out beautifully. Also, our food court tenant, Pizza 9 gave each of the residents a gift certificate for a free 7-inch pizza and a drink. We had...

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