Gallup’s black eye

The Route 66 town of Gallup, New Mexico, again finds itself in the news -- this time, nationally -- after the Associated Press focused on the abnormal number of exposure deaths there during the winter months. The news service put together these facts: Fourteen people succumbed to the cold between October 2014 and April, setting the … Continue reading Gallup’s black eye

Gallup’s anti-panhandling campaign comes under fire

The Navajo community is criticizing a campaign in Gallup, New Mexico, that discourages tourists -- including those on Route 66 -- from giving money to panhandlers, reported Indian Country Today. In April, a coalition of city officials, church, business, and community groups rolled out the 90-day “Change In My Heart, Not In My Pocket”campaign to encourage people … Continue reading Gallup’s anti-panhandling campaign comes under fire