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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.

Painter S.M. Chavez's New Mexico

S.M. Chavez in the studio. Courtesy of Sean Michael Chavez. IN PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR’S Dance at Bougival, a couple sways in a community square. She’s dressed in white, with a red hat. He’s in a blue…

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True Heroes: Wilma Brooks

Wilma Brooks has served the Hobbs Municipal School District​ since 1967. Photograph by Gabriella Marks. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, Wilma Brooks readies herself for the day and reports to the Harold Murphy…

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True Heroes: Adam Crosby

Adam Crosby's grit and problem-solving skills have helped guide him through the crisis. Photograph by Gabriella Marks. ADAM CROSBY WAS SHAKEN by the news. While on his way to work at University of…

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Flux Tufa Works Breaks Free

Jude Candelaria opened Flux Tufa Works to break stereotypes about Native art. Photograph by Del Ray Photography. FIVE UNASSUMING GLASS BOXES, each containing a single piece of handcrafted jewelry from…

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