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City Council considers site for new regional animal shelter

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WAITS to take action

The Gallup City Council opened their Feb. 25 meeting by hearing a presentation of a feasibility study for a new regional animal shelter.

Public Works Director Stan Henderson said the council previously authorized feasibility studies to assess the practicality of a proposed plan for...

RMCHCS Valentine’s dinner raises funds for Gallup’s Battered Families Services

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Brings in nearly $7,000

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hosted a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance for Gallup’s Battered Families Services. The fundraiser turned out 100 residents and netted the non-profit organization close to $7,000.

Couples and singles swayed to the R&B mixes of Marvis Wynn, aka DJ Marvelous, a KGLP disc jockey and feasted on Beef Wellington, salads and Valentine’s desserts at the Valentine’s Day event held at the Gallup Knights of Columbus Hall.

“Everyone on Friday night gave of their heart,” Emily Ellison said. Ellison serves as interim executive director for Battered Families Services.  “Every dollar counts when it comes to...

Community challenge to deliver 65 pints of blood

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Bikers, Fire Department help out

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is holding its Auxiliary Blood Drive on Feb. 14 from 8 am-1 pm at the RMCH Third Floor Solarium at 1901 Red Rock Drive, Gallup. The drive began on Feb. 13.

The hospital is requesting type O and Rh Negative types A- and B- which are currently in shorter supply. The drive is also looking for donations of double red cells which carry oxygen to organs and tissue. When they donate double red cells, volunteers can safely donate enough for two red cell transfusions. This type of blood is needed by patients having surgery, organ transplants or cancer treatment. People with life-threatening conditions often...

Little band from big Texas rocks Gallup

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Heavy metal band Blacktop Mojo shreds downtown

There’s nothing like kicking off the weekend by doing something you love and for me it’s ending the work week by losing myself in music. Depending on my mood, whatever the genre, music does it for me. Experiencing new music is always a plus, too. That opportunity presented itself as I and some friends got the chance to check out a new band called Blacktop Mojo.

Blacktop Mojo consists of Matt James-vocals, Nathan Gillis-drums, Ryan Kiefer-lead guitar, Chuck Wepfer-rhythm guitar, and Matt Curtis-bass.

Starting out in late 2012 in a small town called Palestine, Tex., the band was formed by front man James and drummer Gillis. Their...

Making winter feel warmer

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Volunteers at Hozho Center hand out warm clothes, food

Pictures of the Winter Warm-Up distribution event at the Hozho Center (Third Street and Maloney) Jan. 31, where donations of warm clothing and backpacks collected  across Gallup, were handed out to those needing them.

This effort was sponsored by RMCHCS and supported by the Gallup PD, N.M. State Police, McKinley County Sheriff’s Department, JCPenney, and Walmart.  Photo Credit: Clarice Begay, executive marketing assistant, RMCHCS

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