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Karen Fischer
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Karen Fischer

Karen Fischer is a freelance writer based in Gallup. When she is not writing, she is likely collaging, camping, exploring the nooks and crannies of the Southwest, or hiking up Pyramid Rock.

True Heroes 2021: Dr. Jennie Wei

Above: Within a week of the first COVID-19 case in McKinley County, Dr. Jennie Wei worked to provide housing for those in need. Photograph by Gabrielle Marks. IN EARLY MARCH 2020, a doctor at Gallup…

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True Heroes 2021: Vandee Silva

Above: After attending Central New Mexico Community College, Vandee Silva began working as a regional emergency dispatcher and volunteer firefighter. Photograph by Gabriella Marks. AROUND 6 P.M. ON…

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Master Jeweler: Philander Begay

Philander Begay celebrates 20 years as a silversmith. Photograph by Stefan Wachs. TUCKED TOWARD THE rear of the R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, in Gallup, Philander Begay’s workspace—adorned with…

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Find Felt Bosch Creatures

Above: Artist Lise Poulsen's felt creatures are inspired by characters from medieval painter Hieronymus Bosch. Photograph by Inga Hendrickson. LISE POULSEN'S FELT CREATURES ($135–$185) are equal parts…

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Kindred Spirits

505 Spirits highlights local ingredients such as prickly pear from A&J Family Farms. Photograph courtesy of 505 Spirits. FOR ANNA JONES, ROBERT HOUSTON FELT LIKE the one who got away. The couple dated…

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