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few weeks ago we loaded up the van with camping gear, extra clothes, some snacks, and the kids. We were headed to Big Bend National Park for a few days of relaxation and exploration. After driving for hours through desolate, dry, rugged country – beautiful, nonetheless – we arrived at our destination, surprised to find the park, and all its camping sites, so full. We shortened our stay and made the best of driving 800 miles by hiking a bit and skipping stones across the Rio Grande to the Mexican shore. We also found that there were two other National Parks on our way home that we suddenly had time to visit! Three days, three National Parks, one National Monument, and half a dozen Subway veggie footlongs later, we returned home with a rejuvenated appreciation for our country’s natural treasures and the strong desire to learn and see more. Netflix and Ken Burns had us spending post-trip evenings folding laundry while watching the amazing documentary series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea. I’m a documentary lover to begin with, but I’m sure that the cinematography and beautifully told history in this specific film would appeal to anyone. Our 6- and 3-year-old even sat quietly, taking in the grandeur of the Yosemite Valley and Yellowstone. One thing that has really stuck with me is the way in which these natural gems were designated for preservation. I guess I thought that some federal employee’s job entailed traveling the nation with a checklist, evaluating whether or not certain spaces and features made the cut (my dream job!). In reality, Yosemite was the first area to receive federal protection, not because the US was looking for places to call National Parks, but because several regular people who loved the valley advocated for it. The designation of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites throughout the country is due to the passion and perseverance of individuals who rallied behind a common goal. Two thoughts to take with you: National Parks are awesome. People who care have a lot of power. H.H.

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Contributors Erin Bulow Ernie Bulow Greg Cavanaugh Sanjay Choudhrie Dr. Bera Dordoni Erin Farver Jeannette Gartner Tommy Haws Stacey Hollebeek Larry Larason Steve Petranovich Linda Popelish Fowler Roberts Lisa Rodriguez Be Sargent Andy Stravers Melanie Van Dorp Chuck Van Drunen Seth Weidenaar Betsy Windisch

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4 Thoughts 34 El Morro Theatre Schedule 40 Izzit?! 40 News from Care 66 45 Sudoku 46 ArtsCrawl Schedule 48 G-TOWN, 87301 51 Rodeo Schedule 52 Community Calendar 54 Opinion Poll 56 People Reading Journey 62 This Is My Job


8 Work in Beauty Murals 14 Let’s All Get Juiced 18 Driving Impressions 20 West by Southwest 22 Rounding the Four Corners 24 8 Questions 28 my rambles 36 Money & You 42 Lit Crit Lite


10 Dawn ’til Dusk 12 Gallup Family Fitness Series 16 I Never Remember a Name 26 Senior of the Year 30 McGaffey Centennial 32 Reinvesting in Downtown 38 Japanese Collector / Author

Illustrator Andy Stravers Editors Nate & Heather Haveman Chuck & Jenny Van Drunen

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By Be Sargent


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You Can’t PAint an Aquifer: Water Issues in Gallup

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n aquifer is a wet underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well.* And that’s where Gallup gets its water. Gallup is entirely reliant on groundwater for our water supply. We are mining fossil groundwater, which infiltrated into the earth in the ancient past, tens of thousands of years ago, when the climate and surface conditions were very different. Current climate and geologic conditions for the Gallup groundwater aquifers allow for very little recharge from rain and snowmelt. What took thousands of years to deposit is being depleted in decades. Although the exact quantity of water that remains to be withdrawn from these aquifers is unknown, experts agree that they will not sustain our increasing needs.**

*Wikipedia **Assuring Gallup’s Water Future, 2011 study by the Gallup City Water Board

Being the forward looking city that we are we commissioned our own local DePauli Engineering and Surveying, LLC to prepare a Reuse Master Plan for the City, the main component of which is Reverse Osmosis (RO), a process by which water is purified by being forced through membrane filters.


At left is Mark DePauli, chief engineer, right, (right panel of Work of Mind) discussing erosion with Fred Johnson of the Navajo EPA, a subject that will come up in a future article. The resulting study involved an actual test at our Wastewater Treatment Plant with a Reverse Osmosis system that was used after Hurricane Katrina to purify water at a hospital in New Orleans. Opposite page, top, Sam Koike, Herb Guillen and Pat Sanchez (now all retired “level fours,” men of the highest qualification) are shown sampling water which has gone through those tubular filters behind them. Opposite page, bottom, Lance Allgood (left), executive director of Gallup Joint Utilities, scrutinizing a beaker of filtered water and Ernie Thompson (right), Water / Wastewater Superintendent looking skeptical. Not painted is anyone drinking the filtered water, but it was safely imbibed by several interested parties. A reassuring article can be found at http://blogs. San Diego and Singapore citizens are drinking recycled water. There is no intention to implement RO anytime soon, but it’s nice to know that we have the plans if it becomes a necessity. Meanwhile we should conserve our water.

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Above the RO filters you can see Vance Sanchez and Derrick Hattie of Golden Eagle Construction installing metal roofing and gutters at the Work in Beauty Demonstration Garden, corner of Logan and Puerco. Rainwater is collected in the 1,500-gallon cistern below, see large black tank under the eave. About a cubic foot of water can be harvested annually from every square foot of guttered roofing in Gallup. This rainwater is great for plants and of course all other uses are possible. I know you are wondering if the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project is included in the murals. It is, and coming up next.

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Dawn Dusk TIL

Saturday April 14, 2012

12 Hour Endurance Race

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Does a Mountain Bike Race do anything for Gallup?


his is the 8th year for the Dawn ’til Dusk 12-hour race. It started in 2005 with about a hundred riders, and despite uncooperative snowy weather in some years, the event has grown to over 500 racers. Gallup has 3 other mt. bike races throughout the year, which effectively gives our small town more annual mt. bike races than any other city in the state. But does a few hundred riders a few times a year really do Gallup any good?

The short answer is “no.” Sure there is some economic gain from hotels, gas, and food consumed, but really it’s a small dent compared to an event like Ceremonial. The long answer, however, is “yes.” What a race really does is simply market our trails. The High Desert Trail System and the Zuni Mt. Trails are really good, and when people from all over come to race them they go home and talk about it. Mountain bike magazines do articles about our races and then people read about it and want to come ride. The result is long-term, everyday economic impact. People are now stopping in Gallup just to experience the trails. Thanks to our location on I-40, the Gallup trail systems are evolving into an everyday, slow-and-steady cash machine. It’s this type of broad economic impact that has 1000 times more potential than a few races. Yet it’s the races that truly market and bring the spotlight on the trails; without them the word is much harder to get out. It’s like trying to run a business without advertising. Our trail systems are easily accessed by our local community, as well, and it obviously does more than drive tourists to an area. Like a recreation center, a swimming pool, or a golf course, trails are amenities that make an area attractive for new residents (and retain current ones) and new businesses, which drives long-term, sustainable economic growth, as well. The truth is anybody that wants to race their bike for 12 hours probably has mental issues anyways. These people are barely cognitive enough after a race to know how to use a credit card. Yet it’s these folks’ passion and fanaticism that go back home with tales of Gallup’s awesome trails and bring them back with all their buddies next month to the Adventure Capital of New Mexico: Gallup!

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fter a great inaugural year, Gallup Family Fitness Series is back! GFFS is a family-oriented series of events created to give kids, parents, and grandparents the chance to exercise and develop fitness habits in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. Beginning April 7 with Kids’ Day, the series has one event each month through October – seven events in all for a very affordable fee. Thanks to several local business sponsors, the entire series is only $5 per person. Families receive a discounted rate of $10 per family (up to four people). Along with the one-time registration fee participants receive a series T-shirt and a healthy snack following each event. GFFS is tied into a number of competitive events that are already in place – Gallup Triathlon, 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest, and Squash Blossom Classic – giving families the opportunity to participate in the energy and excitement on a non-competitive level. Series participants will also utilize some of Gallup’s wonderful natural and community resources – Ford Canyon Park, Fox Run Golf Course, Gallup Aquatic Center, the Zuni Mountains, Historic Downtown, High Desert Trail System, and Red Rock Park. GFFS was designed for Gallup and there’s something here for everyone! Check out this year’s schedule of events!

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Kids’ Day on April 7 Ford Canyon Park, 10am - 2pm GFFS will be adding to the festivities of Gallup’s 53rd annual Kids’ Day, sponsored by RMCHCS and Millennium Media, along with a host of other local businesses. Activities include inflatable jumper and slide, Gallup Fire Department’s Smoke House, Gallup Police Department’s Bike Safety Course, drawing for Easter baskets, car seat fitting station, Zumba dance lessons, kids’ yoga, rock climbing wall and more! Look for the GFFS booth to sign up for Soccer Mania! Come to work on footwork, ball handling and other soccer skills! With your one-time registration fee, you will be registered for the entire season’s events and receive a series T-shirt and a healthy snack. For general questions about Kids’ Day call RMCH at 863-7283. For questions about Soccer Mania or the Gallup Family Fitness Series call 862-1865. Memorial Day Fun Run on May 28 Fox Run Golf Course Get out and strut your stuff on Gallup’s very own Fox Run Golf Course (1109 Susan Ave.) The course will be about a mile in length and you can make your way around it by running, walking, skipping, chasing, or dancing. There will be snacks when you are done and maybe even some music. If you are looking to compete and raise some money for a good cause, consider signing up for the Manuelito Children’s Home 5k Fundraiser, taking place at the same time. Come out and enjoy Gallup’s golf course without needing a golf ball or a club! Registration for all starts at 7 am and the course will be open to racers at 8 am, followed by GFFS participants. You’ll be home by 10 am to spend the rest of Memorial Day with your families. 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest Family Bike Ride on June 16 Zuni Mountains This Father’s Day, bring the family out to the Zuni Mountains. The kids will enjoy family bike rides along forest roads and trails while Mom or Dad do a few laps in New Mexico’s premier 24-hour mountain bike event (24HITEF). The course is located among the ponderosa pines of the Zuni Mountains (just east, and up a few feet from Gallup, NM). Just drive up to McGaffey from Ft. Wingate and follow the yellow signs to the 24Hours in the Enchanted Forest. GFFS will be located somewhere in the staging area. Groups will be split up according to ability and take off into the enchanted forest. Everyone needs to have a helmet and must be riding on two wheels (tandems and trail-a-bikes are welcome). Those under 18 need parents to sign a waiver before they join.

The GFFS ride will start at 3 pm with registration starting at 2 pm. Snacks will be provided. Come out and experience the forest and the excitement of a full-blown mountain bike race. For details on 24HITEF, check out Gallup Triathlon: Run Bike, Swim on July 21 Gallup Aquatic Center GFFS is pairing up with the Gallup Triathlon to offer a family-friendly, non-competitive alternative alongside the competitive race. Each leg is shortened so everyone can participate. Individuals, families, and teams are welcome. Registration will take place at the Gallup Aquatic Center from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Participants in the GFFS will start the swim after the last Tri participant at approximately 8:30 am. Finish up the event with some snacks down at the track and watch the competitive Tri folks finish. For more details on the Gallup Triathlon, check out www.galluptriathlon. com. Ceremonial Parade Walk/Run on August 11 Downtown Gallup Taking advantage of the closed roads and the crowds gathering for the Ceremonial Parade, GFFS is walking/running the route from 9 to 10 am for some pre-parade fitness. We’ll be doing short laps (Coal to 3rd to Rt. 66 to 1st and around again). See how many laps you can do, then take your snack and find a place to watch the parade. Register in the downtown walkway from 8:30 to 9 am. Squash Blossom Classic Fun Ride and Walk/Run on September 29 & 30 High Desert Trail System The Squash Blossom Classic offers two days of family fun with a noncompetitive mountain bike ride and a family run/walk. The High Desert Trail System (HDT) is a perfect venue of picturesque and well-marked trails on the north end of Gallup. Bring out the family for these fun, kidfriendly events starting on the Gamerco side of the HDT. You will enjoy a morning of fun and your kids will love getting a participation ribbon of success.

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On Saturday, September 29 come out for a 2-mile fun mountain bike ride on a dirt road and single track. Bike and helmet required. Registration from 8 to 8:45 am at event staging area. The ride begins at 9 am and will finish before the competitive Screamer starts at 10 am. On Sunday, September 30 join runners and walkers in a 1-mile fun run/ walk on the beautiful high desert trails. Registration from 7 to 7:45 am at event staging area. Run/walk starts at 8:10 am, immediately after the start of the 4.5-mile and 1/2 marathon races. For more details on the Squash Blossom Classic, visit Pack the Peak on October 14 Red Rock Park GFFS is Packing the Peak at Gallup’s Red Rock Park. The pyramid is a defining formation along I-40 and the highest point near Gallup. On Sunday, October 14 everyone is invited for a fun hike up Pyramid Peak. The hike is approximately 1.7 miles with 880 feet of elevation gain. Runners and walkers welcome! Participants will be sent up in waves so that everyone can meet at the top for an airplane fly-by photo. Registration is in the Red Rock Park Exhibit Hall parking lot from 2 to 3 pm. At the end of the hike there will be live music and snacks. The Gallup Family Fitness Series needs volunteers! For more information or to get involved, check out or contact Jenny at 505 862-1865 or

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By Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D.

Let’s All Get Juiced!

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aw food juicing is one of the easiest, most effective, and delicious ways to do good things for your body.

 Ideally, man would receive the nutrition he needs to maintain a healthy, vital body from a raw fruit and vegetable diet. He would have a piece or two of fruit for breakfast, a heaping greens-and-tempeh salad (no dressing or simple fresh-squeezed lemon juice) for lunch, and a plateful of raw veggies for dinner followed by goat yogurt for dessert. He’d throw in some cooked beans every now and then for added protein and fiber, and occasionally enjoy some raw nuts or sprouts. But man does not live by raw food alone. Man - and woman - also lives by meat, potatoes, French fries, ice cream, candy, chocolate-chip cookies, and Honey Nut Cheerios®. Man likes apple pie with a sugared lattice-top crust and pork sausage with his eggs and pancakes. Man likes to drizzle (or drench) his salad with creamy dressings and bacon bits and croutons. Man especially likes to eat his super-sized hamburgers on soft, super-sized white-bread buns with extra cheese (or cheese product), a creamy mayonnaise-based dressing, ketchup, mustard, and sweet-pickle relish. Which means that, eventually, man is going to develop indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux syndrome, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, or colon cancer. Man may also find himself fighting chronic-fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, or congestive heart failure. Man is going to need some help - help in the form of cleansing, rebuilding, and refreshing juicing.

Cleanse and Rebuild Fresh, raw, un-preserved juices contain all the amino acids, minerals, enzymes and vitamins a normal body needs to nourish and regenerate cells, tissues, glands, and organs - all with minimal digestive effort. Fruit juices cleanse; vegetable juices build and regenerate. Four to eight ounces of raw fruit or vegetable juice not only provides all the healing nutrients that have been isolated so far, but all the ones man has yet to discover. Plus, it provides them in their living, organic, alkaline, whole, complete, balanced form. Why not just eat the vegetables and fruit? You’ll understand that the first


time you juice. It takes over a pound of carrots to generate a single glass of carrot juice! Could you eat that much in one sitting? But that single glass is full of easily digested, rapidly assimilated, densely concentrated nutrients that immediately start healing the body. Even fruits and vegetables can be difficult to digest when a body is in a weakened state, but juicing is like predigesting, so the nutrients are assimilated into the bloodstream. The overtaxed digestive system gets a rest while the body gets the nutrients. The best juice is fresh. Dilute fruit juices 50/50 with purified water or the sugar content can be too high. Fresh, full-strength vegetable juice is so concentrated it’s a meal! Don’t be fooled by commercially produced juices - they just don’t measure up. If they have been pasteurized instead of cold pressed, the vegetables or fruits have been heated above 120oF. While this partially breaks down the fiber and makes them more easily assimilated, it also destroys all the enzymes and oxygen. Read your labels! Most commercial juices also contain food colorings, preservatives, synthetic (chemical) vitamins, salt, other additives, and sugar in the form of dextrose, fructose, or corn syrup. Even health-food store juices may be pasteurized.

Juicer Shopping You don’t have to spend a lot of money on juicing. A medium-priced juicer can be just as effective as the higher-priced ones. The Breville juicer is the best reasonably priced juicer I’ve ever found, bar none, in terms of motor and ease of use. It’s also easy to clean and has an entry hole big enough to take huge carrots or an entire, uncut apple. The Jack LaLanne juicer also has a wide mouth and is very reasonably priced. I’ve even seen this one at WalMart. I sent a wide-mouthed GE juicer to my sister that was under $50 that I purchased online. Many manufacturers have them now. I like Juiceman Jr. for those who want to start slowly and work their way up to more serious juicing. The mouth is not large enough to take big chunks, so you have to cut up the vegetables, but it’s a good, strong juicer. Still, I’d go for a widemouth model if possible due to the ease and speed of juicing; it makes it easier to stay faithful to juicing regularly.

Raw juice is a concentrated food, a meal in itself.

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Juicing Basics

Challenge to the Gallup Journey Readers

The secret to effective cleanse/rebuild juicing is good combinations. Start with carrot juice, the basis of most combinations. Carrot juice is a powerful blood cleaner/ muscle builder. Never try to use equal combinations of carrot to any other vegetable, though, because while carrots are easy to drink straight, most others are not. Beets are another powerful blood cleanser. Be careful of this juice though; it’s very potent. Most people cannot drink more than an ounce or so of straight beet juice without getting dizzy, because it is extremely concentrated, and its purifying abilities go to work in the bloodstream so fast. Some wonderful carrot/beet combinations also include: • Carrot, beet, ginger, garlic 
 • Carrot, beet, cucumber
 • Carrot, beet, parsley, cucumber
 • Carrot, spinach, beet
 • Carrot, celery, parsley, beet
 • Carrot, beet, cucumber, parsley, garlic

Unless you plan on getting transplanted organs during your life, you might just be stuck with the ones you’ve already got. How about treating them with a bit of respect before the journey is over, so you can enjoy your life without pain and discomfort, and/or illness? Ready for a healthy challenge? Replace all your carbonated drinks, energy drinks, juice boxes, and other commercially made drinks with fresh, raw vegetable juices for one month. Of course, don’t forget to drink enough fresh spring water, as well! See if you don’t have every bit as much energy (much more, actually!) as the rush you used to get from those so-called commercial energizers. You’ll also find that the juice sustains your blood-sugar levels much longer, and won’t cause the ‘crash’ that comes when your blood sugar plummets. The side effects that usually accompany this replacement exercise: less aches and pains, clearer thinking, less hyperactivity in children (less ADHD and ADD), and an overall feeling of wellness. I drink to your health! May you do the same.

Celery - contains a high amount of vital organic sodium. It’s also good in combination with cucumber. Cucumber - contains silica, potassium and magnesium, and improves the complexion and health of the skin. Garlic - a wonderful heart strengthener and toner. It’s very mellow when combined with carrot and beet juice. Ginger - helps soothe and improve digestion. Lettuce - Romaine especially is nutritionally packed, and an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), folate, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, manganese, chromium and folic acid. Parsley - a rich source of antioxidant and cardio-protective nutrients. Its volatile oils – particularly myristicin – have been shown to inhibit tumor formation, especially in the lungs. Parsley is great for increasing oxygen to the brain, which can help improve memory. Potato - a nutrient-dense food, especially high in potassium when consumed raw. Combine potato juice with carrot, parsley, and lettuce juices for a powerfully nutritious drink. Spinach - another powerful blood cleanser. Carrot and spinach make a wonderful combination.

Juicing Tips Sip or drink your juice slowly. This allows for better assimilation. Drink the juice alone, not with solid food, so it can be assimilated into the bloodstream. Raw juice is a concentrated food, a meal in itself. Adding it to solid food will make it enter the digestive system along with the food, thereby defeating the purpose of drinking it. Allow at least one hour after drinking a glass of juice before eating any solid food; wait until you are hungry. Do not drink juice until your stomach is empty after eating a meal or snack. Do not combine fruits and vegetables when juicing as they require different digestive processes. Exceptions: • Lettuce and celery can be combined with either fruit or vegetable juice. 
 • Apples will mix with vegetable juices, and can be used in place of carrots to sweeten the mixture. Make vegetable juice predominately (80+%) either carrot juice or apple juice, mixing other vegetables as desired. Most fruits mix well together, except: • Eat citrus only with other citrus fruits. 
 • Eat melons only with other melons

Quick Quiz Q: What common product:

• Removes blood from the pavement after a car accident. 
 • Dissolves a T-bone steak in two days. 
 • Dissolves a nail in four days.
 • Removes stains from porcelain toilets in an hour. • Removes rust spots from chrome car bumpers. 
 • Bubbles away corrosion from car battery terminals. 
 • Cleans truck engines.
 • Loosens rusted bolts. 
 • Loosens laundry grease stains. 
 • Cleans windshield road haze.

A: Coca-Cola

Q: What does that do to our digestive system? A: Uh, seriously? What do you think?

The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. Pepsi’s pH is 2.4 - roughly the same as distilled vinegar. The next time you want a soda, think about drinking a nice 16-ounce glass of distilled vinegar with a cup of sugar. Yum!

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By Jeannette Gartner

I Never Remember a Name . . .

(but I Always Forget a Face)


’ve always been known for my exceptional uh . . . uh . . . memory, except for names. I know every telephone number in the free world, my husband’s SS number as well as my own, my driver’s license number, and appointments for the next three years. But names elude me. I remember way, way back to our wedding . . . I was sitting at the head table with what’s his name – my husband – when I saw this lady. “That lady over there . . . “ I whispered. “Which lady?” Hubby whispered back. “The one who keeps staring at me.” “I don’t know who you’re talking about,” he said. “The one coming this way. She has on a beige dress.” “What about her?” he asked. “I think I know her from somewhere. Do you know who she is?” I whispered frantically as she got closer. “That’s your mother!” Hubby said. “I knew that,” I answered huffily. It’s no wonder that whenever my children wrote a note to me, it went like this: Dear Mom, I am going bike riding. Be back at 5:00. Love, Your son, M. Scott Gartner By now they’ve learned not to take any chances that I’ll forget who they are by the time they get back. My total uncall is hereditary. I got it from my father. One time when I was with him, he ran into an old friend and they talked for a bit. When the man left, I said, “How come you didn’t introduce me?” “I couldn’t remember his name,” he explained. Was I relieved! I thought perhaps he had forgotten my name. The next time, I was delighted when he said, “I’d like you to meet my daughter, . . . uh . . . uh . . . “ “Jeannette,” I graciously filled in. Oh well, you can’t have everything. At least he remembered I was his daughter. It’s hard to live all your life in a small town, because all of the old-timers knew your folks, know who you are, and I can’t remember their names at all. So I end up doing the most embarrassing things. One time at a party a lady came up to me and said, “Jeannette, how are you?” Intently studying her for a clue about her name, it suddenly came to me. “Hi,” said I, “and how is that new baby of yours?” To my dismay, she laughed. “You must have me confused with someone else. My only ‘baby’ is our youngest grandchild.” “I knew that . . . ” I replied.


How is it possible that people I went to high school with, lo, those many years ago, still recognize me? I’d love to have someone say, “Jeannette? Is that really you, you gorgeous thing? My goodness, you really have turned into a Sex Goddess!” Then they always play their little game . . . “ You don’t remember me, do you?” I hate that! Of course I don’t remember them! While I frantically search through the cobwebs of my name file for a clue, invariably I say something inane like, “Sure I remember you! What are you doing now?” “The same old thing,” they say, puzzled. “Oh really?” I say brightly. “Are you working these days?” “You’re kidding, of course. I work here.” “Really? How long have you been working here?” “Since your cousin hired me . . . “

Desperately looking for a clue, I ask questions. “You look great! How long has it been since I’ve seen you?” (Did I know you in grade school . . . high school . . . college?) “Last week at the meeting.” “Oh, gosh, it seems longer. What have you been doing since then?” (What meeting? Let’s see, there was the Band Booster Club, church meeting, Haunted House committee . . . ) “Work, work, work.” (Okay, she works. Now to figure out where.) “So how do you like your job?” “Well, I’ve had the same job for 15 years, so I guess I like it okay.” (No help.) “And how’s the family?” (Hoping she will mention a name I can glom on to.) “Everyone’s fine. We’re still on for dinner next week, aren’t we?” (Uh oh, now I’m in trouble.) “Of course. Wouldn’t miss it for the world. What was your address again?” “Ha, ha! You always were a kidder!” “Yeah. Ha, ha! Well, see you next week . . . (One last desperate try.) That was Tuesday, wasn’t it?” “Ha, ha. There you go again! See you next week.” Well, maybe my husband, what’s his name, will remember. After 50 years of marriage involving my husband and three sons who can’t

While I frantically search through the cobwebs of my name file for a clue, invariably I say something inane . . . remember their own names, it’s not surprising my memory went into overload. I’ve had to remember everyone’s appointments, where the basketball is, whose turn it is to take out the garbage, what day of the week it is, practice times for piano, baseball, and swimming team, and when homework is due. As the boys got busier, my memory got faultier. It got so bad I couldn’t even remember my kids’ names. So, one day, a few years ago, when they were all home, I called all of them into the kitchen. “Okay, you guys. No more messing around with me. Now, who are you?” I said, pointing to the oldest kid. “Scott,” he answered promptly. “Let’s see. Eric, Chris, Ginger, Gypsy, Li’l Bit . . . “ I said, sorting through the name tags I had made. “Gypsy? Which one of you is Gypsy?” “Mom, Ginger is the dog, and Gypsy is one of the cats,” said one of my sons. “Are they going to have to wear name tags, too?” “Scott? Here. Wear this whenever you come to visit. Say, how many of you still live here, anyway?” After I had given out three nametags, I pointed to the last kid and said, “Mark? You must be Mark. That’s the only tag I have left.” “No, Mom,” said the kid wearing the Eric tag. “That’s Dad.” “Oh, come off it. That’s not Dad. I know Dad when I see him.” “No, I mean that name tag is for Dad.” He pointed to a boy off to the side. “That’s Nicolas.” “Nicolas? Nicolas? I don’t have a nametag for Nicolas. How long have you been around?” Nicolas spoke up. “I don’t live here, Nonna. I’m just here with my dad.” “Nonna? Wait a minute . . . I don’t have a nametag for Nonna. What kind of name is Nonna?” “Um, that’s you. I’m your grandson.” “Aha! I knew that! Well, if you are going to hang around here you’ll have to have a nametag.” It’s gotten more complicated now when they all come home with their families. And since none of our sons live at home any more, I have to call them on the phone . . . “Hello?” “Chris?” “Yes. Who’s this?” “Oh, come on! This is Mom.” “Mom who?”

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Driving Impressions: Tip #2

By Greg Cavanaugh

Don’t Defile the Left Lane! Driving is a Conscious activity. You have to pay attention.


his isn’t the first time I’ve felt the need to write an article related to driving etiquette. In fact, my last article related to the appropriate use of the center turn lane got a lot of feedback and a positive response . . . I hope this article will do the same.

Having just completed two road trips in the last couple of weeks I felt it was important to communicate correct left lane etiquette. While this “rule” applies mostly to the expressway, I find most frequently in Gallup that it’s often abused and/or not followed at all on Route 66. If you haven’t yet looked at the picture that accompanies this article, do so now. So the rule is simple: if you’re on a road with two lanes going in the same direction, you should only be in the left lane if you are passing someone – and you should do so in a safe, but timely fashion. Seems simple enough right? So why do so many drivers (especially in busier areas) insist on blocking the road by driving in the left lane alongside someone in the right lane going the same speed?


Why do I need to constantly hit the coast button on my cruise control because the car in the left lane ceases to move over in a timely fashion, or waits until I’m about to pass to jump into the left lane to pass as well? “If there is someone behind you and no one in front of you, then get out of this lane.” The sign to the far right is what gets me thinking: “If you can’t figure out why, then take this lane,” which is an exit. In my opinion, part of this problem streams from lack of driver education. Not in the initial, learning-to-drive, teenage sense, but in the sense that once you get your license, you need to do very little to keep it. This allows lazy, unproductive, even rude driving behavior to creep in slowly over time. Before you know it, you’re driving along on I-40 with three cars behind you and thinking, “Why don’t these jerks get off of my tail!” A ten-year re-test of all drivers could be an effective tool. Remember, driving is a conscious activity. You have to pay attention. You need to anticipate appropriate actions. You need to remember that we all work together on our roads to safely and quickly move everyone to where they need to go. If you can’t be this type of driver, follow the sign on the right.

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ARBUCKLES’ More Than A Good Cup of Coffee

The ever useful Arbuckles’ box


overnment projects are known for their serendipitous effect on the food industry. The Napoleonic wars gave us canned peas. Lewis and Clark had bullion cubes – known as “portable soup.” Space travel spurred the development of freeze dried goodies. Everyone has heard of RTEs – “ready to eat” meals. I believe WWII gave us Sterno – portable fire. All good. At least two essentials came out of the Civil War: evaporated milk, known to the cowboys as “canned cow,” and pre-roasted coffee. Before that time coffee beans had to travel unground and unroasted because the oils in coffee were prone to turning rancid rather quickly. A man in Pennsylvania came up with a coating for the beans that would keep them fresh indefinitely,

A modern version of the Arbuckles’ label


as long as they weren’t ground. His formula was less than simple. He combined sugar, eggs, Irish moss (a kind of seaweed), isinglass (mica) and gelatin. Once the slime was prepared it was used to coat the roasted beans, protecting them from damaging oxygen. It must have been a tedious chore to paint the gunk on all those beans. Once it made its way to kitchens, chuck wagons and hogans all over the West, the cook ground it as used. There is a myth that cowboy cooks used the butt of a six-shooter to mash the beans, but that is just a story to make “biscuit shooters” look dumber than they actually were. Some bright guy got the idea of cutting a coffee mill in half and bolting it to the side of the chuck wagon and the brew was ground fresh as needed. A coffee pot was always on the fire, and boiled coffee has a special place in the heart of people who have tried it. Grounds are settled with a dash of cold water, though experts prefer an egg shell for the purpose. To increase demand for this new product, the Army passed out coffee to Navajos at Fort Sumner as part of their rations. They were pretty angry when they boiled those beans and tried to eat them. But by the time they got back to their homeland they were addicted to the brown brew. That and white flour, which they learned to fry in hot lard. So now they had three items they had to buy from traders – which led to trading posts and eventually Bashas’. As if this new drink wasn’t good enough, the Arbuckle Brothers threw in a couple of bonuses (nearly a century before those deals on television). The coffee was shipped in brightly colored red and yellow one-pound bags. The bags were packed one hundred to the box and the wooden crates were decorated with angels. In each bag they stuck a piece of peppermint candy. Legend has it that camp cooks used the candy to bribe somebody to grind the coffee for them. But that’s not all, folks. Each bag had a printed signature on the side. Customers were advised to clip the signatures and send them in for

West by

Southwest By Ernie Bulow Photo by Erin Bulow

Above: A summer camp scene showing Arbuckles’ crates used as furniture Above at right: New Mexico trading card shows Zuni Pueblo Right: The type of coffee grinder bolted to the chuck wagon

various gifts. A serious coffee drinker could get some wonderful things. The traders would bribe the Navajos with a second piece of hard candy to bring the signatures back so the wives could redeem them. A trader’s wife from Sanders, Arizona, told this story in M. L. Woodard’s paper Southwest Tourist News. An Indian agent’s wife asked her why all the traders she visited had the same silverware. “I told her if she looked a little closer she would have seen that their table cloths, bedspreads and curtains were the same also. All Arbuckle Bros.” One flyer even offered a Saturday night special for one hundred and fifty signatures. What a deal. Charles Newcomb, trader at Naschiti, Crystal and Coolidge, was an avid photographer. His camera was purchased with Arbuckles’ coupons. But there’s more. Over the years Arbuckles’ gave away several series of colorful trading cards and the collector could send for albums to keep them in. There was a wild animal series, a state series, a country series and others. These cards are widely available online today. In another issue of Tourist News a Mrs. O’Farrell gave a brief history of the Babbit brothers’ trading post at Red Lake. When it was rebuilt by a trader named Preston, the first story was “fifty feet square – of hard stone with

walls eighteen inches thick. The second story . . . thirty-six feet square, is made entirely of Arbuckles’ coffee boxes, covered over with corrugated iron.” She went on to point out that “it has withstood the sun, wind and sandstorms for many years; has afforded a comfortable home for many different traders; and a shelter from the weather to many passing travelers.” In an old house at Hopi the window frames are made of crates with top and bottom knocked out, built into the adobe walls. The wooden boxes found endless uses from simple firewood holders to a child’s coffin. And for a short time the company tried selling the beans in tins. Those tins found the same usage as the boxes and could be seen around Gallup many years after the company was gone. Like the later Bluebird flour, Arbuckles’ in its day was the only brand stocked by the traders. C. N. Cotton had it shipped in by the train-car load. Those hundred pound boxes, and the red and yellow packets inside, were a welcome sight everywhere in the Southwest.

A serious coffee drinker could get some wonderful things.

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By Larry Larason

Gallup to Grants Via NM 602 & 53


pring is here; it’s time to get out for some scenery. This drive takes you along the south side of the Zuni Mountains. Like the Defiance Plateau, the Zunis were a highland, possibly in the Precambrian, and certainly during much of the Paleozoic. After erosion wore them down, sediments began covering them during the Permian Period, and continued through the Mesozoic. The Laramide Orogeny [about 65 million years ago] lifted the core once again. ROAD LOG Leave Gallup on NM 602 driving south toward Zuni. Road cuts display the Crevasse Canyon Formation, a largely non-marine collection of sandstone, mudstone, carbonaceous shale, and coal, laid down near the shoreline in swamps or on deltas during a time when the Cretaceous seaway had retreated eastward. The area from Gallup to the Zuni Reservation is all checkerboard Navajo land. At about milepost 19 the rocks are still strata of the Cretaceous Mesa Verde Group, but at higher points the mesa is capped by the Bidahochi Formation. The lower portion of the Bidahochi is lake or playa deposits from Tertiary times [Miocene/ Pliocene]. The Bidahochi formation once covered most of the Little Colorado River drainage west to Grand Canyon. The upper member is playa sediments, stream deposits, and eolian sand. Beds of volcanic ash from the Hopi Buttes Volcanic Field occur at all levels of the formation. The soil here appears reddish and is probably partly derived from the Bidahochi and partly from dust blown on the wind. Milepost 13. Joe Milo’s Whitewater Trading Company is on the right. This area is called Vanderwagen after Andrew Vander Wagen, who arrived as a missionary in 1897, but later became an Indian Trader. An alternate name is “White Water,” the name coming from a nearby creek. Milepost 8. As the road leads down from the top of the mesa, it cuts through Gallup Sandstone laid down as the Cretaceous sea retreated, and then through Mancos Shale, but vegetation and alluvium obscure the rocks. By the time you reach the intersection with NM 53, you are crossing soil-covered Dakota Sandstone.

Milepost 5. Take the left hand fork at the Y intersection ahead. Route 4 to the right is a shortcut to Zuni Pueblo. Mlilepost 3. Cross the Rio Nutria. Where it joins the Rio Pescado is the beginning of the Zuni River.


Ruins of a small cliff dwelling near Timberlake. Milepost 1. Cross the Rio Pescado. Yellow House ruins are nearby on the left. Now it’s only a pile of rock and dirt with no standing walls, but when it was occupied there were almost 250 rooms around two plazas and three kivas. It was probably occupied 1275 – 1325 CE. At the intersection, turn left [east] on NM 53. Zuni Pueblo is to the west. Highway 36 to Fence Lake goes south; do not turn. There are numerous ruins in this area. When Don Hernando Alvarado scouted east for Coronado’s expedition, he wrote, that two leagues [about 6 miles] from Hawikuh, “We came to an old edifice resembling a fortress; a league farther on we found another one, and a little farther on still another. Beyond these we came to an ancient city, quite large but all in ruins . . . “ And about fifteen miles east of Hawikuh, he found another ruined city. Milepost 12. Mesas on the north are composed of reddish Gallup Sandstone over Mancos Shale with white ledges of limestone. Milepost 24. Road on left goes to Nutria, a Zuni farming community. The Pueblo of the Great Kivas, a Chacoan outlier, is located nearby; it was built about 1100 CE during Chaco’s second growth spurt. A continuation of the hogback seen on the east end of Gallup cuts through the valley at Nutria. This hogback represents the western edge of the Zuni Uplift.

This region has been the site of volcanic activity from nearly 4 million years ago [Mt. Taylor] to only 3,000 years ago [the McCarty’s flow.] Milepost 28. Cross the Rio Pescado just before entering the community of Pescado, formerly a Zuni farming village. There are scant remains of quite a number of wellbuilt stone houses. The rock structures were abandoned in the 1970s after it was found that they contained radon gas. Now most of them have been torn down. Near Pescado are the ruins of one of the several ancient pueblos in this valley: Heshotauthla was an oval pueblo containing nearly 900 rooms around a central plaza. At about Milepost 33 as you enter Ramah you can see a water gap on the northeast in cliffs of Zuni Sandstone overlain by Dakota Sandstone. This is the location of the dam that holds Ramah Lake in a secluded canyon north of the settlement. The earthen dams there washed out in 1897 and 1905. In 1985 water flowed over the dam to partially flood Ramah, but the dam held. Ramah. The first Mormon colony near the Zuni Mountains was located at Stinking Grass Springs, named for the wild onions that grew there. The settlers called their town Savoya, an English spelling of “cebolla” [onion in Spanish.] Although relations with the Indians were amicable at first, problems grew and the settlement was nearly abandoned by 1880, when Ernest Tietjen called on the church for help. The colony at Sunset, Arizona was foundering, so some of them moved to New Mexico and built Navajo, later named Ramah. The town square was once an Anasazi ruin that can no longer be seen because later a house was built on it. In season, the Ramah farmer’s market is worth a visit.

Between mileposts 60-61 cross the Continental Divide at 7882 feet elevation on Oso Ridge. This region has been the site of volcanic activity from nearly 4 million years ago [Mt. Taylor] to only 3,000 years ago [the McCarty’s flow.] The cinder cones called the “Chain of Craters” lie along the continental divide to the south. They are 110,000200,000 years old. It is believed that lava flowing from the Chain of Craters covered older vents that may have erupted as much as 700,000 years ago. Milepost 56. Bandera Crater and Cerro Bandera [volcanic cones] may be seen straight ahead. The name “Bandera” means “flag.” The soldiers at the first Fort Wingate placed an American flag on one of the volcanic cones, but confusion as to which one has led to naming two features as the flag mountain. Milepost 58. The roadcuts here are in San Andres Limestone, but just ahead you will see reddish granite and/or basaltic lava. The granite is the Precambrian core of the Zuni Uplift.

Bandera Crater, in the center, is part of the Zuni-Bandera lava field; Mt. Taylor is in background.

As the highway leaves Ramah, Timberlake Road, FS 157, goes north to McGaffey. Or it used to; I’m informed that a private landowner has fenced his property, blocking the road. There is a single petroglyph called the “Dancing Man” located at about shoulder height on the south side of the corrals here. Half a mile up the road is a small cliff dwelling where more rock art can be seen if you climb up near the cave. The ruin was stabilized in the 1990s, and a commemorative plaque was placed at the roadside. Milepost 39. Look north to see the pinnacles called Los Gigantes, spires eroded out of the Zuni Sandstone at the edge of a mesa. Milepost 41. Cinder cones of the Chain of Craters peek above the horizon ahead. Pass the turnoff to Ramah Navajo Reservation. This reservation lies mostly south of here, but there are bits and pieces scattered discontinuously on both sides of the highway for several miles. Milepost 42. The mesa called El Morro is straight ahead. Take a break from driving; stop here and walk at least as far as the historic inscriptions. The Zuni Sandstone in El Morro is Jurassic in age and consists of sand dune deposits. The Zuni sand grains are “cemented” by clay. It rests on Triassic Chinle Formation that erodes easily and undermines the sandstone above. At the top is early Cretaceous Dakota Sandstone, a very resistant layer. Fifty million years elapsed between the time the Zuni sand dunes swept across the land and the encroaching sea laid down the Dakota strata, so the upper surface of the dune sands was eroded and irregular. At the top of the Zuni the clay was altered to kaolin, a different form of clay, giving the upper layer a bleached appearance. Between the Zuni and Dakota there are thin layers of fluvial deposits including reworked Zuni kaolinite. You can examine the Zuni/Dakota contact on the trail to the ruins of Atsinna, a former Zuni village, on the top of El Morro. Milepost 48. On the north you can see the scar where limestone is mined for gravel.

On the hill just before the entrance to the Ice Caves, cinders from Bandera Crater are being mined. Ice Caves and Bandera Crater are privately owned. The Bandera Lava Flow is about 25 miles by 10 miles in size. The second most recent of the lava flows, it dates to less than 10,000 years before the present.

Milepost 63. Pass El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center, a pleasant place to stop. Mike Todd, the moviemaker married to Elizabeth Taylor, was killed in a plane crash about two miles from here in 1958. Milepost 65. A gated road goes north to one of several fluorite mining areas. Fluorite was mined from veins in the Precambrian granite in this end of the Zuni Mountains from 1937 to 1953. Rockhounds like to scour the area for stray specimens, but the underground workings, some as deep as 700 feet, are caving in, so watch where you step. Most of the fluorite is clear, but small blue or green pieces are also found. Erosion has made the road impassable to regular vehicles. Milepost 68. Look across the valley to the cliffs on the eastern side. This valley is a graben, a block of land dropped down between fault zones. Milepost 72. This is my favorite view of Mt. Taylor, especially if there is still snow on the southern slopes. It is an eroded volcano, much older than the lava flows of the Malpais, having formed 2.5 - 3.7 million years ago. Note the whitish scar on Grants Ridge west of Mt. Taylor where pumice was mined. Pass San Raphael. Southeast of town was the first location of Fort Wingate, built in 1862. It was the only Southwestern fort that had summer ice, mined from ice caves in the Malpais. The fort was abandoned when the troops left to join in the battle of Valverde against invading Confederates from Texas. After the Navajos returned from four years of confinement at Bosque Redondo, Fort Wingate was moved to its present location – the old site of Fort Lyon, closer to the resettled tribe. Unfortunately, a few decades ago a landowner tore down the original Fort Wingate’s few remaining walls and plowed over the last traces of the old fort. Grants is just four miles ahead.

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By Fowler Roberts

George Muñoz

New Mexico State Senator from Gallup Q. What got you interested in initially running for State Senate? A. My father had talked to me about running for mayor shortly before he died. Then I got appointed to the New Mexico House of Representatives and we had some questions about where we live and then I was contacted by Senator Rainaldi who asked me to run for his position in the State Senate. Q. What do you enjoy most about your job? A. Helping people. I think there is such a great ethnic background and such a wide variety of needs and services in our area. When you help someone fix a problem, help somebody get their issues resolved or see something new move forward I think that’s probably the most satisfying thing: helping people. It’s not the projects; it’s the people. Q. What the biggest challenge of your job? A. The biggest challenge is that rural New Mexico is always outvoted by the Rio Grande Corridor and rural New Mexico needs a very strong voice to stand up to Albuquerque and the other senators. Most of them do listen and help you when you need help, but they’re going to look at their district first. Q. I understand your kids are involved with The Lone Ranger movie that is being filmed right now in New Mexico. Tell me what role they are playing? A. They are playing a variety of different roles. It’s different every time we show up. One day they are kids at the carnival, the next day they are out at different scenes. We are not allowed to talk about some of the scenes, but they will be involved in about 24 days of filming. Q. What do you enjoy most about living in Gallup? A. The people. Growing up here you watch your dad’s friends get older, you watch your friends get older, and you watch their kids grow up. Gallup is like part of your family and it doesn’t matter – you know my kids grew up with Navajo kids – and their all part of our family. You just learn, watching those kids grow up, and what they do in life is really important. Q. What do you enjoy doing in your off time? A. Well, my kids rodeo, so I am the National Director for the Junior High Rodeo for New Mexico, and I enjoy spending a lot of time with my family. But I think I really enjoy the New Mexico Heart Gallery, which is kids that are about ready to get out of foster care, and they haven’t been adopted. We make sure they are enrolled in college and have a place to live and that they are moving forward with their lives. I think that is probably one of the most important boards that I serve on. Q. What is your favorite book and why? A. Proust’s Things Remembered. It’s intriguing. Every time you pick it up you think you’re going to learn something. It just changes. It’s a humongous book and it’s something somebody once said, “If you can read this book then you have probably accomplished everything you want to read.” Q. If you could trade places with one famous person, who would it be and why? A. I don’t think I would trade places with anybody, I don’t think fame is something that I long for. There are people that I respect. If I could trade places with someone I respect, it would probably be former governor Bruce King. I’ve known Bruce King since I could say his name. He was one of those guys that never forgot your name and he made you smile and laugh and he would remember you in a crowd of a million people and call you by your first name and make you feel comfortable and respected.

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t’s funny how events a world away and a century ago could alter even our an application for him for the newly opened obstetrics/gynecology residency small community. program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Take Dr. Phil Kamps, for example. If his parents had remained in After three years working under Dr. Munsick, a talented, long-haired, China back in 1927 doing their Christian missionary work, and had not motorcycle-driving ob/gyn and endocrinologist, Kamps again returned to been chased out by Chinese war lords, over 7000 of us would probably Rehoboth Hospital. “There never was any pressure on anybody to come back – not have been assisted into this world by Dr. Phil Kamps, who, in the words of this is home, and that’s where you work. Why would I live anywhere else?” he one Gallup resident, is “the father of obstetrics in Gallup.” says. Even though he was the only obstetrician and, in a sense, was on call all the Instead, his parents were sent “temporarily” to pastor Rehoboth time, things were a bit easier when his brother, Dr. Jack Kamps, was added to Christian Reformed Church, and stayed to serve the people of this area for the the mix. “We all kept very busy,” he says. “I helped the surgeons, Jack would do rest of their lives. And Phil Kamps, now 72 years young, and recently voted the anesthesia – so we actually kind of enjoyed it. We were often the three of us Gallup’s celebrated Senior of the Year, was therefore born in the old Rehoboth doing surgeries at night. But everybody was so skillful and did their job so well Hospital, right where the Rehoboth post office stands currently. Born in 1939, together – we hardly yelled at each other!” the youngest of the six Kamps brothers, he is one of two brothers to serve his Before becoming a doctor, though, Kamps tried out a variety of other whole professional life as a local doctor. local professions, including chief carrot puller. For a time, his father served as a Initially, “I was planning to be a family practice physician, because that field pastor for the Navajo field workers in the extensive carrot fields of Milan/ was the need in Gallup,” Kamps says. After completing his pre-med undergrad Bluewater, staying in a motel there during the week. Nine-year-old Phil and at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, his medical training at Baylor his brother Jack, then 13 or so, waved the Greyhound bus down on the side in Houston, and his internship with six stunted weeks of pediatric residency in of Route 66, rode to Milan, then pulled and bound carrots all day for 10 cents Albuquerque, Kamps returned in 1968 from Vietnam to his birth place, literally, a crate. At the end of the day, while waiting to get paid and worried he would as one of two doctors. “VandenBosch and myself were the only two – we worked miss the bus back home, Phil burst into tears. It took some convincing from the more than 100 hours per week,” Kamps reminisces wryly. “I was either working bewildered field manager to assure him he’d catch the bus back home in time. or sleeping – I literally fell asleep with my head in the dinner plate.” When his son Jason was born in 1969 he says, “I was so The sleep deprived, I couldn’t handle it.” Kamps was spending more Gallup Senior of the time with his medical interns than his wife, Betty. She filled out Year Sponsored by



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He keeps working partly for greater financial security, partly due to his desire to donate to worthy causes, partly due to the fact that he can’t imagine going on without it. “And it was a complete wash!” he chuckles now. “We only made enough money for the bus fare, and that was it.” During his father’s 15-year stint as Tohatchi preacher, Phil also worked as postmaster there in Tohatchi, covering summer vacations for regular postmaster Jimmy Nakai, “the most wonderful people you ever saw!” There he earned more money per hour than he ever did until after med school – a coveted $2 per hour. Fortunately for us, Kamps decided to forgo all other professions for the field of medicine. “It’s Jack’s fault, I suppose,” he says. “When he was a senior and I was an eighth grader I can remember him sprawled out on the living room floor, looking at bulletins for [pre-med] colleges, and I thought that sounded interesting to me. It at least sowed the seed.” Kamps cites other influences in the local doctors who sang in the community and attended his church, including Dr. Pousma, “a big guy, with a deep voice, and he would sing for us – I thought he was great.” Another local doctor, Dr. Louis Vos “would sit in the back of church and inevitably the nurse would come to get him.” Although he would get up reluctantly to leave church, “I thought this is exciting – he’s got to go to the hospital!” Now 72, Phil continues working mornings through the Red Rock Clinic, his office shared with the staff’s break room. He keeps working partly for greater financial security, partly due to his desire to donate to worthy causes, partly due to the fact that he can’t imagine going on without it. “I like to say I assisted [over 7000 births], because women do everything – besides C-sections. You’re simply assisting and reassuring, once you know what’s going on. We watch, spot a few problems here and there, take care of those problems. 80% of the time they don’t need us. Except for some pain relief – I’m into this pain relief, though it’s not essential.” Although Kamps has been known to leave basketball games in order to give women in labor epidurals, his favorite part of the job is doing ultrasounds. “Ultrasound was probably the best thing to ever happen to obstetrics,” he says. “It doesn’t change anything, but they know what’s going to happen. If you have a child with anomalies, it’s nice to know.” The hospital started doing ultrasounds in 1977, and in 1983, Kamps trained in the techniques and bought his own machine for the clinic. In 1990 he learned to use the vaginal probe ultrasound, and the clinic added that to their equipment as well. He still visits Pine Hill once a month to do ultrasounds at their clinic, taking an hour to load the 160-pound ultrasound equipment into the back of his pick-up, anchor and cover it, then another 45 minutes to unload it there for a full day of consultations. “It doesn’t make Rehoboth Hospital any money, but they really appreciate it down there. They’re good people, and don’t always have transportation to come into Gallup,” he says. In his spare time, Kamps volunteers for his church, and enjoys baking his coveted green chile apple pies and pecan pies. “I haven’t been able to make an apple pie like my mother or my mother-in-law, but no one makes pecan pies anymore, and they’re so good!” he says. Someday Dr. Kamps thinks he might retire and would like to travel more, but until then, he still enjoys his work and finds meaning in it, enjoys his wife of 50 years, his four children, his two grandchildren, his church, his volunteer work – and living in this area. And we in this area are better with him here.


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my rambles. Based on my first mountain bike ride of the season . . . my body is in some serious trouble. At one point during the ride, I actually had to get off my bike and lay down under some sage. It was a bit intense. Luckily, I’m still here! YAY! I’ve recently rediscovered Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, too – I’ll tell you, I’d like to meet that guy – he’s hilarious. And he seems genuinely nice, which is more important to me anyway. Maybe someday he’ll travel through Gallup and I can snag a coffee with him. Shoot, I’d even settle for Higbones . . . if you don’t know who that is, don’t feel bad. I’m going to take a quick moment to mention something I think we need to focus on in our community.


By N. Haveman

You see, I’ll just slip a couple of lines in right here and your subconscious will eventually needle you into helping out. We need to pick up trash. Our town is ridiculously dirty right now. And yes, I understand that it’s windy – which is only going to get worse, btw (that’s “by the way” for the layperson), and that the wind causes more dusty, dirty trash to blow around. Regardless (did you know that irregardless is not an actual word?), let’s do our part – even just in our own neighborhoods – to clean up. I want to NOTICE trash again. I’m so used to seeing plastic bags and old soda cans lying on the side of the road that I’ve become desensitized. And that was it. I’m done with the quick moment I mentioned earlier. Have you ever taken a photo in one of those cool photo booths that are

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usually found in the mall? I never have, which I think should go on my newly-formed bucket list. I mean, those photo booths are everywhere (or used to be) and I think you get three or four cool photos per strip, right? Sounds awesome to me. I’ll probably hop in one soon – but you can’t do it alone; that would be lame. I mean, seriously, taking a one-man-photo-booth photo would be a little weird. Those things are really good for the squishysquished group photos or new relationship “everything is still great” photos.

I think the Jurassic-era dinosaur is a good one, though. Very nonconfrontational. I picture a big brontosaurus walking around out there in the Twin Springs area – just munching on some aspen leaves and grass. That’d be so cool. Very similar to when the paleontologists in Jurassic Park first see the living dinosaurs on that island . . . what was that called?

Btw (see above, if you’ve forgotten!), everything is still great.

I looked it up on the information super-highway (that’s the internet, for the uninformed).

Hmm, what else?

And I’m not going to tell you the name of the island, either.

Did you like the April Fool’s cover? We were going to put something about the Journey ending on there, but wondered if we’d get too many calls of consolation . . . so we didn’t.

Hahaha, just kidding. It’s Isla Nublar. All right, I think that’s enough rambling for one month – talk to you soon. Enjoy your April!

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The McGaffey Centennial, 1912-2012 Celebration of a town that began in the year of NM statehood Contributed by Linda Popelish

Above: Fourth of July festivities in McGaffey ca. 1926. The celebration--dancing, contests, food, and rodeos--continued all week. Horse races were always popular and this photo appears to show people waiting to see who will win a race along Main Street. (Octavia Fellin Public Library #1316)


he town of McGaffey in the Zuni Mountains is 100 years old this year. It is a place with a long history of connection to folks in the Gallup area. What is your link to McGaffey? Maybe you own a summer home – an original company home built by the McGaffey Lumber Company for its employees. Perhaps you spend every winter weekend you can skiing or walking through the pine woods. You fish the lake, mountain bike, or compete in races. Your favorite outing is hiking Strawberry Canyon Trail to visit the lookout tower. You have fond memories of family reunions or company picnics at the campground. You grew up on a farm at Page that supplied the McGaffey loggers (and their horses) with food, and you still remember well your teacher at the school because you had her for 4 grades. You make visits to the graves of your relatives in the McGaffey cemetery and reminisce about the past. A Brief History of McGaffey The town of McGaffey sprang up rather quickly and for a specific purpose. The summer homes at McGaffey were part of a larger number of company houses built for employees of the McGaffey Lumber Company beginning in 1912. The recreational residences are situated along the main street and along one of the side streets of what was, until 1930, the company town of McGaffey. The town was built in conjunction with a sawmill and railroad


logging operation. Nearby was the thriving farming community of Page. Together McGaffey and Page were home to about 220 people in 1920, according to the federal census. The industrial core of the town (the main sawmill, a finishing or planing mill, and a warehouse), as well as the commissary, and a doctor’s office, were located on the north side of the current road, Forest Road 50. FR 50 follows what was the route of a railroad line and the town’s main street. Most of the homes were located south of the road. When the owner of the company, Mr. Amasa B. McGaffey, was killed in a Trans (T.A.T.) airliner crash on Mt. Taylor in September 1929, the McGaffey Lumber Company began to shut down. Evidently, the company was planning to close the mill about 1931 in any event (Randles 1924). Some people continued to live at the community after 1930; a store and a gas station were in operation for a while, the post office until 1944, and the school until about 1950. Recreational pursuits became of predominant importance with the enlargement of one of the company’s ponds for fishing in 1935, i.e. McGaffey Lake and the construction of a picnic ground – the original McGaffey Campground – in 1937. To this day, McGaffey is the Mount Taylor Ranger District’s most used recreational facility.

What is your link to McGaffey?

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Kick-off Event: McGaffey Art Contest Plateau Sciences Society invites you to celebrate the 100th anniversary of McGaffey by participating in the kick-off event – the McGaffey Art Contest. Artwork with McGaffey as the subject will be displayed for a popular vote. To enter, submit your photographs, drawings, paintings, or other type of two-dimensional art expressing your artistic view of McGaffey today or McGaffey in the past. Deliver your entries on May 10 between 1pm and 6pm to the Red Mesa Center located east of the Octavia Fellin Public Library. The McGaffey Art Contest will be on exhibit May 12 during ArtsCrawl at the Red Mesa Center. Winners in youth and adult categories will receive prizes. Please come and vote! The artwork will also be on display at the town of McGaffey for the Centennial Gala June 30. Plan to drive up to McGaffey Lake to celebrate the long history and wonderful family memories of this historic district. Enjoy traditional music and dancing, an exhibit of more than 50 vintage photographs, and a walking tour that will bring this early 20th-century railroad logging and sawmill town to life. Plateau Sciences Society is sponsoring the event at the building at the north end of the lake thanks to the generosity of the McKinley Wildlife Federation. Come ready to share your stories and dance to some old-time music at the original McGaffey schoolhouse! Save the date and watch for details in future issues of Gallup Journey.


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t used to be that downtowns were a city’s center of activity and commerce. The hustle and bustle of daily life was focused here and a town would build up around it. But like everything else, downtowns across the country have been forced to change with the times. Now people and business aren’t restricted to a few blocks along “Main Street.” Advances in transportation and technology and growing suburban neighborhoods all create other avenues for commerce. And yet, in varying states of vitality, downtowns still exist.

Gallup’s historic downtown enjoyed its heyday with crowds gathering at El Morro Theatre, Kitchen’s Opera House, the El Navajo Hotel, and many more shops and restaurants for entertainment and necessities. People and events, known for shaping Gallup’s history, have made their marks in and around the downtown area. Many in Gallup are concerned with preserving what’s left and investing in the potential of our downtown. A few year’s ago, Gallup established a BID (Business Improvement District), which has been used successfully in the downtown area as a tool to increase business opportunities, improve infrastructure, and support community initiatives. In many ways, downtown business and property owners are reinvesting.

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ohn and Teresa Matajcich have long been associated with retail in downtown Gallup. Teresa’s parents, Howard and Arlyss Newsom, opened the Furniture Warehouse downtown when they moved to Gallup in the 1960s and, in 1982, her brother, Morgan, started R & M Furniture. In 1989, Teresa and John opened Gallup Service Mart, promptly moving it to its current Coal Avenue location, where it’s been for over twenty years. The shop sells fabrics and notions, offers quilting classes, and specializes in sewing machine and vacuum retail and repair. The staff members offer customers fantastic service and personal attention. Recently, the Matajcichs bought the Uniform Station from its previous owner. Located just a few doors down from Gallup Service Mart on Coal Avenue, the Uniform Station sells uniforms for a variety of occupations. Alongside stylish and colorful scrubs for healthcare employees, they carry aprons, chef jackets, and security apparel. Teresa hopes to keep the store running the same way it has been, offering uniforms, accessories and embroidery to its faithful clientele. In communicating with customers about what they want, Teresa has added several popular brands to their inventory of scrubs, including WonderWink, Koi, Carhartt, and Mary Engelbreit. The store also carries medical accessories, security accessories, safety glasses, shoes, and hats. In complement to the uniforms they sell, the shop also offers embroidery services. Patches, names and logos can be sewn into clothing and personal items very easily, in-house. While John primarily runs Gallup Service Mart and Teresa oversees operation of the Uniform Station, the new business has provided both John and Teresa the chance to delve into a new area of retail and to keep a needed store open downtown.


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l Morro Theatre was built by local hands in the late 1920s. Then, as now, it provided residents and visitors with live music, motion pictures, and performance arts. The City of Gallup now owns the theatre and has supported renovations in recent years to preserve its historic value and improve its function for the many films, recitals, and musical acts it hosts. For the last six years, Beverly Newman has worked as the theatre’s facility manager and her husband, Knifewing Segura, the production coordinator. At one time, the couple played in a band together; they enjoyed success and worked with several notable artists. Their experiences in the music industry and passion for the performing arts motivate their desire to see El Morro used to its full potential, enriching community life and supporting local artists. While the theatre now offers comfortable seating for almost 500 and is utilized regularly for Saturday matinees, special concerts, dance recitals, etc., it is still being improved. The City plans to renovate the restrooms and restore the flooring this summer. During several recent events, the need for revamped performers’ spaces and a larger reception area has also been noted.

At left and below: Teresa and John Matajcich own and operate Gallup Service Mart and the Uniform Station, both on Coal Ave. Above and at right: Beverly Newman and Knifewing Segura run El Morro Theatre and recently leased space across the street, for use by artists, musicians, private parties, etc.

Due in part to the theatre’s needs, as well as a desire to keep a downtown building open and functioning, Bev and Knifewing, through their production company Knifewing Productions Native Stars, have leased the space directly across the street from the theatre. They would love to see the space – which can accommodate 200 people – used in almost any capacity. The theatre utilized it for a meet and greet following the February film premiere of More Than Frybread and it has been open to artists and crafters who wish to sell their work on the weekends and during ArtsCrawl. With summer and the end of the school year approaching, they have been receiving calls about receptions and open houses. Practically a blank canvas, the space has a restroom, tables and seating, a small stage, and a screen and projector. It can be used for intimate music concerts, training workshops, conferences, an indoor marketplace, etc. Dedicated to downtown, the arts and a thriving Gallup, Bev and Knifewing are looking forward to the possibilities. For more information on using this space, please contact Bev and Knifewing at (505) 726-0050, (877) 764-8601 or email at

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ElAprilMorro Theatre Schedule

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Time: 6:45 pm Evening Movie: Gettysburg Part 2 Rated: PG 248 minutes Starring: Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan, C. Thomas Howell Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 & under: $3.00 Based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel The Killer Angels, GETTYSBURG dramatically depicts the three most courageous days in American history as experienced by the leaders of the Confederate and Union armies. With painstaking attention to detail and utilizing one of the largest scale period motion-picture sequences in history, this epic film renders both the devastating losses and the human dimension of the Civil War with heart-rending passion and unrelenting power. Saturday, April 7, 2012 No Kids Matinee Today Saturday, April 7, 2012 Time: 7 pm City of Gallup, Lodgers Tax, Gallup BID and Native Stars present: Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company Since 2007, acclaimed Spanish choreographer Juan Siddi has brought together exhilarating, authentic, international flamenco singers, musicians and dancers for unforgettable performances that have thrilled audiences worldwide. Recognized for his remarkable stage talent, artistry, and stunning choreographies, the Santa Fe legend Maria Benitez passed the artistic torch to Juan Siddi in 2008. Shortly thereafter, his Flamenco Theatre Company was selected to be the sole presentation for the acclaimed flamenco summer seasons at the Maria Benitez Theatre in Santa Fe, NM. The company’s dynamic shows have met with much success and astounding enthusiasm from national and international audiences, the local community and the press. In 2012, Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company can be seen on national tour throughout the United States.

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Tickets on sale at the El Morro Theatre on March 7, 2012 (505) 726-0050 Saturday, April 14, 2012 Time: 1 pm Kids Matinee Movie: Hop Rated: PG 95 minutes Starring: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & under: FREE! Blending state-of-the-art animation with live action, Hop tells the comic tale of Fred, an out-of-work slacker who accidentally injures the Easter Bunny and must take him in as he recovers. As Fred struggles with the world’s worst house guest, both will learn what it takes to finally grow up. Saturday, April 21, 2012 Time: 1 pm Kids Matinee Movie: Disney’s Recess School’s Out Rated: G 82 minutes Voices Talents of: Rickey D’shon Collins, Jason

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Evil Principal Benedict is plotting to use a laser beam to eliminate summer, forcing his students to attend school year-round. But TJ and his friends team up with the teachers to stop the principal’s sinister plans in this fun family adventure based on the TV show “Disney’s Recess.” Saturday, April 28, 2012 Time: 6pm Festival Ballet Albuquerque present: Billy the Kid and Other Tall Tales Music by Aaron Copeland and others, choreographed by Patricia Dikinson Wells with Bar Scene by Dara Beckley. Other tall tales: La Llorona by Dominic Guerra; Equus Forus by Thax von Reither; And Homestead by Jennifer Boron.

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by Tommy Haws Tommy Haws is the Senior Vice-President of Pinnacle Bank in Gallup. He has over 12 years of Banking and consumer credit experience. He is a loan officer and also oversees the day to day operations of the three branches of Pinnacle Bank in Gallup.

Interest-ing (Hopefully) Discussion

There seems to always be someone willing to lend you money so long as you are willing to pay a price for it.



nterest. There is an old saying: “Thems that understands it earns it; thems that don’t pay it.” While that might be a little over-simplified, I think you get the point.

At its core, interest is really your rental fee. When you get interest, that means that the institution that is paying you interest is renting your money. They also keep it safe, etc. and that counts for something. When you pay interest, it is because you are renting money from somewhere else. Let’s first talk about earning interest. Interest earned is what someone pays you to keep your money. It is an enticement by that group, institution or individual to have you invest or save with them. Interest is paid in a few different ways, but to keep it simple it is usually on an APY or Annual Percentage Yield calculation. Meaning if you did not take out your initial deposit (principal) and allowed the money and interest to stay in the same account, it would yield you a certain percentage above your initial deposit. If your APY is 1%, you would get $1 for every $100 deposited in a year’s time. The question is often asked how a bank determines what to pay for interest. Like all other pricing, it is really dictated by a market. The rules of supply and demand really apply here. When there is a great deal of what economists and financial gurus call liquidity in the market, that means that there is more money in the financial system than is needed to fund lending activity, investments, or other needs. This means there is a high supply, and that is what causes rates (or the price of interest) to go down. The opposite happens when there is low liquidity; the rates go up because there is a premium to get deposits or investors. In times like ours, the person that gets hurt the most is the saver who has saved all their lives for retirement and now the return on that money is almost nothing. CD rates, savings rates, etc. are low right now because there is too much liquidity in the system. Paying interest is also a rent of money; you are renting from an institution to get money now and pay back over time. The rate you pay is determined by many factors, including liquidity, risk, security, length of time, etc. Lets look at some of these factors. Liquidity – when there is low demand and high supply of money, it is cheap, meaning the rate is low to borrow, too. That is why you see mortgages now going below 4% – historically low. That is because there are many lenders, etc. competing for the same loans, so the price drops. However, that is only for the least risky loans. The greater the risk (new borrower, borrower that has low credit score because of failure to pay, no collateral, no time on the job, etc.), the higher the price. There seems to always be someone willing to lend you money so long as you are willing to pay a price for it. At some point, it becomes too expensive to lend or borrow under reasonable terms and credit is denied by the lender or the borrower.

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Japanese Collector Shines New Light on Zuni Silver


oshio Sei, a Japanese psychologist, caught the Zuni bug less than twenty years ago, but he has become one of the leading collectors in the world. He is also becoming a major influence on the history of Zuni jewelers and their creations. His first book for Schiffer Publications was called Knifewing and Rainbow Man in Zuni Jewelry. Published two years ago, that volume illustrated hundreds of examples of the two designs which have become the best recognized symbols of Zuni art. It was through the artistic rendering of these two iconic images that the signature Zuni jewelry style, mosaic inlay, was created and endlessly developed by imaginative artists. It seems there are hundreds of personal variations of these two images. The knifewing, based on an ancient man-eating bird man myth,


is a human figure with wings and a tail, the body and head of a man, with a particular headdress. The rainbow man has a striped body, bent in a curve, and wears similar headgear. Many of the existing pieces are the work of two or more people. Often a husband and wife team created the piece. In some cases a husband and wife did the stonework and another person did the silver setting. Sei’s book, in addition to providing visual documentation of these two staples of Zuni jewelry, spotlights the distinctive elements of each artist, helping identify the almost completely anonymous works in the decades from 1920 to almost 1960, when practically no Zuni silversmith signed his or her work. In that first book Toshio Sei relied a great deal on the few examples of documented work, notably the collection of the famous

By Ernie Bulow Photo by Erin Bulow

(Sei) is on his way to shaking up our traditional thinking on the subject of Zuni jewelry.

trader C. G. Wallace, who spent many years at Zuni. Sei is a personable figure with an irresistible grin and he has established lasting friendships in the Pueblo village. He is very close to Thelma Sheche and her family. He has also built close relationships with Milford and Randy Nahohai, and jeweler Philander Gia. Each of them in turn introduced Toshio to family members and descendents of important artists. It didn’t take Sei long to realize that some of the best work had been done by virtually unknown smiths and lapidaries. A huge problem in identifying makers is the fact that many people only did silverwork, while others only cut stones, and only a handful did both. Elements of style become somewhat problematic. In that first outing Sei identified a probable artist waiting to be discovered – Arnold Cellicion and his wife Neva Leekela. The second book, in a projected series of several volumes, has just been published and features two more emblematic Zuni designs – the bird figure and the sun face. Both of these images are found throughout the Pueblo world, but Zunis have their own take – and demonstrate their individuality besides. On page 79 he points out that he has illustrated more than 100 bird figures. Astonishingly, all of the pieces he illustrates in his books are in his personal collection. When completed, the series will be an incredible documentation of one of the most popular tribal arts in the world. In Hopi Bird and Sun Face in Zuni Jewelry (Schiffer Publishing) Sei divides the bird figures into three groups; round eyes, triangle eyes, and extended triangle eyes. The book makes history in a more important way – identifying two previously unknown artists. These are talented artists who have never before been identified in the printed literature. Raphael Homer, younger brother of the famous Lambert and Bernard brothers, is illustrated for the first time, and it is an excellent addition. Leonard Martza and his sister Genevieve Tucson, both outstanding artists in their own right, introduced Sei to another inlayer, Harry Deutsawe. There is no question in identifying his work since he lived with the Martzas and Leonard did the silverwork for many of his stone sets. Among other things, Harry Deutsawe had a personal take on the Sun Face design, using a modification of the so-called Zia symbol. Harry also put slim silver dividers between his stones, which give his pieces an unusual look. In this second book, Toshio Sei admits that the Zuni people are a more reliable source of information than some of the traditional sources, like the Sotheby catalog illustrating Wallace’s collection. He isn’t quite ready to disown Wallace, but he is on his way to shaking up our traditional thinking on the subject of Zuni jewelry. The next book in the series will be Ceremonial Dancers and the fourth volume will deal with figural designs including butterflies, dragonflies and a wide variety of animals, domestic and wild. There is a book on the Wallace collection by Deborah Slaney called Blue Gem, White Metal. That book and the two by Toshio Sei are available from Butlers here in Gallup.

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and Sun Face in Zuni Jewelry

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nward and upward! We are busy. The finishing touches for the Lexington are being or have been done. We are working on the next project and the one after it. The next project is Hooghan Hozho’. It has many components. There is a new building with about 45 units – mostly two bedrooms. The new building also includes a café/restaurant, an early childhood development center, office spaces for support services and administration, play spaces, open areas, parking, etc. The other phase for which we are currently seeking monies is the rehab of Carl’s Radio and TV, aka the Liberty Hotel, which will contain efficiency or SRO apartments. We are trying to build these projects as green as possible. By green we mean energy efficient, which means that we are looking at the possibility of generating electricity or heating water, and if we don’t have enough money, to wire/plumb the building for when we do have money. I want to thank all of you for your kindness and generosity in helping get the remodel of the Lexington Hotel done. As is the case for any project like this, we are indebted to far more people than it is possible to name, for kindnesses both large and small that helped us to move along. Until next month stay well and do good!

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Lit Crit Lite A look at some books available at your local public library

by Seth Weidenaar

These characters are caught at the tipping point of their lives and dreams.


had Harbach’s new novel The Art of Fielding bears its conundrum in its title. The Art of Fielding sounds like a quaint baseball novel, and it certainly is a baseball novel. But, art is not something readily associated with baseball or with quaint baseball novels; this requires a bit of thought. The greatest fielding baseball players were certainly artful, and with a bit of effort a list of artful fielders can be produced. Perhaps even a list of the most artful plays can be produced. This is a bit of the novel’s conundrum: Is it a baseball story? Or is it a novel that pushes the reader into the stuff of memory? It is certainly both, and then some. The novel excites its great descriptions of playing baseball, and it lulls the reader into emotional recall with many allusions to famous novels,


great poems, and works of art. The novel also warms the heart with its great tale of friendship, and it also repulses with its depiction of the harsh treatment people can dish out. The novel does all of these things and then some, simply by being a story with five main characters whose lives become intertwined with a few unfortunate events. Henry Skrimshander is a shy, small kid who can play shortstop unflappably. This gift gains the attention of Mike Schwartz, a baseball player at Westish College in Wisconsin. Mike recruits Henry for the Westish baseball team, and then becomes Henry’s mentor and friend. Owen Dunne is Henry’s roommate, and Owen introduces himself with one of the novel’s many memorable lines. Harbach seems to have a knack for producing far-fetched dialog that borders

on the offensive, but is wonderfully readable, and Owen Dunne is the mouthpiece for much of this dialog. These three characters become intertwined with the two other main characters when Henry is on the cusp of breaking an NCAA record for games played without committing an error. During the game, Henry fields a routine ground ball and makes an equally routine throw to first base. Except, the throw is anything but routine; it ends up sailing into the Westish dugout where the ball hits Owen in the head. The president of the college, Guert Affenlight, is in attendance at this fateful game (he also has a strange connection and attraction to Owen), and he feels it is his responsibility as the college president to visit Owen in the hospital. This visit to the hospital keeps him from picking up his estranged but returning daughter Pella from the airport. This strains an already strained relationship between father and daughter, which is one of the factors that sends Pella to the gym early the next morning. At the gym she meets Mike Schwartz, and the thus the novel’s characters are successfully intertwined. Once Henry has committed that first grievous error, he cannot stop committing errors. He becomes an unfortunate fictional reminder of Chuck Knoblach, a former Yankees second baseman. It is the loss of this gift that forces Henry to mature. However, the novel does not bring Henry to maturity quickly or comfortably. There are many difficult chapters where Henry struggles to find himself by making every wrong decision possible. Another knack Harbach has is capturing character’s facing emotional difficulty. The moments of character contemplation are highly readable, but like life, when the characters act upon or in spite of these contemplations the results are hard to read, sometimes even offensive. However, this is what makes the novel so great; these characters are caught at the tipping point of their lives and dreams. Their universes have moved and changed, in many cases inexorably and beyond any capacity to return to the original state. They must then forge ahead, helping and harming each other, but looking for a way forward, if any exists. Harbach not only tells a great story in the novel, but he fills the pages with numerous allusions to famous writers and artists. It may be wise to keep an iPad or computer handy when reading in order to look up the many exotic references. They include numerous references to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. In many ways Henry’s quest of baseball perfection and Ishmael’s quest for whales are eerily similar, but that is something for another day. The novel also makes reference to Walt Whitman’s poetry, and not the famous poems that many readers can call to memory. One poem in particular is important to the novel and quite obscure; here is where that iPad comes in handy. There are many more allusions that shape the plot; looking up these references was almost as entertaining and fulfilling as reading the novel. Harbach’s successes exceed writing a great book that captures the human condition and opens the reader’s eyes to new pieces and situations of the world; this book teaches the reader about numerous other literary and artistic feats of the world. Comprehending the scope and impact of this novel is tough, and this could perhaps be the reason why the novel made it onto many top ten lists for the greatest novels of 2011. It could also be why the short descriptions given in these lists seem to make the novel a bit boring; it simply goes beyond description. Confounding the reader even further is the text that Henry Skrimshander keeps returning to in the darkest moments of his slump. The book is called, The Art of Fielding, by Aparicio Rodriguez, a fictional character akin to Ozzie Smith. In this invented text Rodriguez, through Harbach says that there are three stages (to what, the reader must decide), “Thoughtless being. Thought. Return to thoughtless being. Do not confuse the first and third stages.” Such is the conundrum of Harbach’s great novel.

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APRIL ArtsCrawl

S a t u r d a y , A pril 1 4 , 7 - 9 p m In addition to all the businesses that will be open for ArtsCrawl, Coal Avenue will be closed from 2nd Street to 3rd Street, allowing art enthusiasts to stroll freely among the shops and galleries. Live music and artists, as well as activities for the kids (or the kid in you) will be offered on the street.

Jerry Brown will be painting and displaying his art. Local band, The Eccentrics, will be playing an eclectic mix of acoustic coffee house live on the street. Sammy C’s Rockin’ Sports Pub and Grille, 107 W. Coal Ave Featuring the Ceremonial Art exhibits and artists, also live music!

Foundations of Freedom, 115 W. Coal Ave. Capoeira Roda at 7:30 pm

ART123, 123 W. Coal Ave. “It’s a Bicycle Show”

Open Studio/Outsider Gallery, 123 W. Coal Ave. (East Room)

A Project of Disability Services, Inc. working to create an inclusive community. Contemporary fine arts and crafts… unique, one of a kind, and handmade.

The Coffee House, 203 W. Coal Ave.

Open for business with house specials, and local artists featured.

Downtown Conference Center, 204 W. Coal Ave. Local artist marketplace.

El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave. Concessions and restrooms open.

Beeman Jewelry Design, 211 W. Coal Ave.

Hand-made, one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry created by John Beeman. Lots of new pieces for sale!

Makeshift Gallery, 213 W. Coal Ave.

Remembering Earth Day (April 22) by featuring recycled art by Marcia Heifner.

Gallup Film Foundation, Downtown Walkway Screening short independent films in the walkway.

American Bar, 221 W. Coal Ave.

Featuring the art of plein air painter Chris Easley.

Klopfer Professional Building, 224 W. Coal Ave.

Featuring the handcrafted jewelry of Navajo artist Mary Roan.

The Industry Gallery, 226 W. Coal Ave.

Flash Art: Elvis Shirley from Gallup and Victor Vegas from Albuquerque.

Cheap-O-Depot Books and Things, 227 W. Coal Ave. Lots of new books in stock and a special display with art books.

Bill Malone Trading Company, 235 W. Coal Ave.

Traditional Native American Art including jewelry, rugs, and more! This month showcasing the art of John Boomer.

Youth Art Display, 305 S. Second Street

Displaying the work of promising young artists of the Gallup and McKinley County.

Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. Second Street

Offering free beverages from 6 to 9 pm (while supplies last). Featuring Art students from Rehoboth Christian School.

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Tine Hayes: Desert watercolor in the gallery opening at 7 pm.


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The Rio Grande Guitar Quartet

Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm Old School Gallery in El Morro, NM Local audience favorite, classical guitarist Jeremy Mayne will return to the Gallery, this time as a member of the newly-formed and widely acclaimed Rio Grande Guitar Quartet.

Gallup Community Concert! Metales M5

Saturday, April 28 at 7 pm Gallup High School Auditorium Mexico’s finest young brass quintet, Metales M5 will take the stage here in Gallup, NM at the Gallup High School Kenneth Holloway Auditorium on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7:00 pm. This is the last Gallup Community Concert of the 2011-2012 series. Metales M5 is fresh, funny, and entertaining, so make plans to attend. Metales M5 plays not only Mariachi music but also all kinds of other music including classical, jazz, and pops. These young musicians break the barriers of musical genres as they take the blues to the opera and Bach to the roads of Michoacan. Each of the five members has extensive professional background with his respective brass instrument. Their unique style combining fine chamber music with popular entertainment makes Metales M5 incomparable. The Gallup Community Concert Association will be selling memberships for the 2012-2013 season at the door before this concert. Purchasing a season pass for the upcoming season will allow admittance into the Metales M5 concert as well. Should you have used all of your punches for the 2011-2012 series, then simply purchase your season pass for 2012-2013. Adult memberships are $40 each. Student memberships are $15 each. A family membership is $90 for 2 adults and school age children. A single parent family membership is $50 for one adult and school age children. Plan to renew or join for the first time to be a member of the 2012-2013 season. For more information please contact Antoinette Neff, Executive Director at 505-862-3939 or e-mail: toni@ and you can also follow GCCA on Facebook by using this address: Gallup-Community-Concert-Association/18856343451648?ref=ts.

Comprised of premier New Mexico classical guitarists Mickey Jones, Lynn McGrath, Ben Silva, and Jeremy Mayne, the RGGQ is an exciting ensemble whose eclectic repertoire spans centuries and genres, including new compositions and new transcriptions. Don’t miss this exciting chance to welcome springtime with an evening of exquisite music! Plan to come early and visit the Inscription Rock Trading Post and have a bite to eat at the Ancient Way Café, both just across Highway 53 from the Gallery. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 the night of the performance. Call the Old School Gallery to reserve your seats: 505-7834710. The Old School Gallery is located on the north side of NM Rte 53 a mile east of the entrance to El Morro National Monument.

April Events at Octavia Fellin Public Library MAIN BRANCH


Lena Horne Visits Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley specializes in bringing historical women to life. On April 19 at 6:30 pm, she brings her Lena Horne performance to Gallup for a free concert at the Main Branch. Horne was a singer, actress and civil rights activist. Learn more about her life and history while listening to her music.

The Children’s Branch will celebrate Earth Day with a special visit from the Lorax on Saturday, April 21. Performances of the book will take place at 10:30 am and 2 pm. Recycled crafts at 3 pm.

Film Series - Animated Short Films Co-sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation, Wednesday nights starting at 5:30 pm

The Octavia Fellin Library is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Poetry Contest is just around the corner. Poetry submissions will be accepted at the Main Branch (115 W. Hill) or the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec) through April 21. Contest categories are as follows: 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades; 4th, 5th & 6th grades; 7th & 8th grades, high school and 18 years and above.

Computer Classes Please call library at (505) 863-1291 to register. Class size is limited. April 3 – Excel I, 5:30-7:30 pm April 5 – Excel II, 5:30- 7:30 pm April 10 – PowerPoint I, 12-2 pm April 12 – PowerPoint II, 12-2 pm April 25 – Intro to the Internet, 11 am - 2 pm April 26 – Intro to the Internet, 5-8 pm



Requirements for submission: Type or print poems on 8 ½ x 11 sized paper. Name, Category and Contact Information must be included on back of submissions or on separate sheet of paper. Teachers are requested to submit the top 5 poems if this is a class assignment. The Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 12 at 3 pm at the Main Branch.


More Than Frybread Playing at Allen Theatres in Gallup

Holt Hamilton Productions has announced the kick-off of their theatrical run with their fourth feature and award-winning comedy film, More Than Frybread. The film will begin their long awaited theatrical run with Allen Theatres on the 30th of March in Farmington and Gallup. The film tells the fictional story of the First Annual Arizona Frybread Championship competition between the 22 federally recognized Native American Tribes that reside within the state of Arizona. The 22 nations each send one local champion to represent their tribe and compete for the coveted title of ‘Arizona Frybread Champion.’ The film closely follows five individuals from the Navajo, Hopi, YavapaiApache, Hualapai, and Tohono O’odham Nations as they journey from their homelands to the state championship held in Flagstaff, Arizona. The film is packed with Native comedians and performers from all over the Southwest. The legendary James & Ernie duo, Tatanka Means, Pax Harvey, James Bilagody and Tohono O’odham sensation Teresa Choyguha, also known as Shi’Girl, play amazing roles in the film. Ground breaking Native Reporter MaryKim Titla also plays a lead role in the movie. In addition, the film includes Twilight actor Kiowa Gordon’s mother Camille Nighthorse, and Gallup sensations Dey & Nite. The film includes over sixty speaking parts and introduces numerous new faces into the fast growing Native cinema scene. “We’ve waited for months to get on a screen and start our theatrical run. The small independents always have a difficult time getting any screen time. We’re excited Allen Theatres has allowed us to finally come out and play with the big boys! We want to show Hollywood what a small little Native picture can do when competing on our own turf. We want to be the number one picture for weeks in these theatres. We’ve done it in the past and believe we can do it again with our friends’ help. We feel like we’re the small little engine that could,” director Holt Hamilton stated in a recent interview. The film will run through at least April 5 in both locations and if the audience turnout is strong enough, it could run for a long time.

Juan de Oñate Student Exhibit

Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm • Gallup Cultural Center For nearly three months, the third graders at Juan de Oñate Elementary School have been exploring “The Land Beneath Us.” They have explored the landforms in this area and discovered how they were formed.  They have also looked at the ways that humans shape the earth’s surface, ranging from mines and quarries to forests, parks and neighborhoods.  Along the way, they visited examples of all of these things, they learned from experts including miners, engineers, geologists and park rangers.  To culminate this learning, the third graders explored the canyon behind their school.  The looked for the ways that nature and humans are negatively impacting the canyon and documented these with photographs.  But instead of stopping with the problem, they went a step further.  Each child has written a proposal for a positive way that this land could be used or conserved.  On Friday, April 27 at 6:30 pm, you can come to the Gallup Cultural Center for a Gallery Opening.  See the photographs, read the proposals and examine some of their stops along the way!

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Lillian Anaya Leyba is 100!

Lillian with her youngest daughter, Deborah Soto.

1912 was a big year. One hundred years ago, New Mexico became a state, Oreo cookies hit grocery store shelves, and Lillian Anaya Leyba was born. On March 26, Lillian celebrated her 100th birthday in Gallup, surrounded by friends and family in the town where she lived practically her entire life. Lillian’s life is full of memories and blessings. She was born to Demetro and Theresa Anaya in Navajo, New Mexico. She speaks four languages: English, Spanish, Italian, and Navajo. She was married at the age of 14 to Manuel Leyba and has been blessed with 9 children, 22 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 25 greatgreat-grandchildren. Life has been hard, however. Lillian has lived through wars, the Great Depression, and has buried her husband and some of her children. “The good days are now,” she has said. At 100 years young, Lillian still likes to look her best and enjoys trips to the beauty shop. She loves cooking, crocheting, reading, and eating, especially beans and red chile. She may even be seen sneaking a piece of chocolate now and then. Her children help to communicate the profound impact she has made in each of their lives. Through her strength, positive attitude, and humor they have learned life lessons about never complaining, always looking their best, and treating strangers like friends, and inviting everyone in to share a meal. She is known for her big heart and courageousness. We wish Lillian Anaya Leyba a very happy 100th birthday!

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SAVE A TREE TODAY! Recycle your telephone books! By Betsy Windisch It is that time of year when several new telephone books make their appearance in the Gallup area. Again this year, The City of Gallup Solid Waste Department in conjunction with the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council and the Community Pantry are working together to collect and recycle old phone books to preserve the environment and save our natural resources. Green and White Recycling Bins have been placed at the following locations for your convenience: in the Courthouse Square, the Train Station, UNMCampus, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital (RMCH), and on the south side of the First United Methodist Church (facing Hospital Drive). These bins will be available to collect telephone books through April.  Please do not put trash in these bins! Year round telephone books can be dropped off at two locations. The City of Gallup Solid Waste Department has a bin at the Northwest New Mexico Solid Waste Authority (NWNMSWA) Gallup Transfer Station on Hasler Valley Road, just west of the Juvenile Detention Center. The station is open Monday-Saturday 8 am - 4:30 pm. In addition, The Community Pantry accepts the telephone books (and other paper materials for recycling) 24/7. They can be placed in the large corrugated cardboard boxes found on the south side of the Pantry (near the hoop houses). The Community Pantry is the depository for ALL of the telephone books

collected. Once or twice a year the telephone books are baled and sent to market through a partnership with Bio-PAPPEL (Prewitt/Albuquerque). It is up to you to recycle your unwanted telephone books by placing it in one of the city bins, take it directly to the pantry, or find creative ways to reuse it. This might include sending a few pages at a time through a paper shredder or tear the pages by hand. You want to create long thin strips of paper. Sprinkle the shredded phone book paper throughout your garden. The paper is biodegradable and keeps weeds away. In addition, you can stuff your mailing packages with shredded phone book paper instead of using packing peanuts or bubble wrap. Use the shredded paper for filler in a gift bag instead of purchasing tissue paper. Spread the word to family, friends, colleagues, and businesses to pitch in and help make a difference! Recycled telephone books are made into useful products such as animal bedding, home insulation, bathroom tissue, paper towels, grocery bags, cereal boxes, roofing shingles, and new phone books. For More Information contact one of the following: The Community Pantry 726-8068 McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council 722-9257 City of Gallup Solid Waste 863-1212

Diversify Investments by Putting a Focus on Taxes Savvy investors often spread their risks by investing in a variety of asset classes such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and read estate. But with a changing tax landscape, investors might consider three more classes: taxable, tax-deferred, and tax-free. In days gone by, taxpayers often worked under the assumption that their tax bracket would be lower after they retire. Therefore, a common strategy was to defer as much taxable income as possible to the golden years. Now, however, with the possibility of higher tax rates in the future, it could be more efficient to pay those taxes today while rates remain lower. Since no one knows for sure what Washington will do, it might be time to hedge your tax risk and allocate your portfolio between accounts with differing tax consequences. • Taxable accounts, such as savings or brokerage accounts result in current taxation on earnings, but they do provide maximum flexibility. You can withdraw as much as you wish whenever you wish, with no IRS penalties or taxes. Keeping some of your nest egg in this type of account will provide immediate funds for major purchases or debt reduction. • Tax-deferred accounts, such as IRAs or 401(k)s only postpone the payment of taxes; eventually you will have to pay Uncle Sam when you withdraw the funds. But in the meantime, you generally receive a currentyear tax deduction when you contribute, and the account can grow tax-free until you take it out at retirement.


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South West Jr. Rodeo Association Membership Drive Dilkon, AZ Kinlecheenie Arena Info: Shelby Long 928.657.3494 2012 School Bus Road-eo Tuba City, AZ Tuba City High School Pavilion Parking Lot Info: Jolene Etsitty 928.725.3250, 928.225.6501 or Cheri Jumbo 928.674.9724

To see your event listed on the Rodeo Schedule, please email:

4/14 Jay Begaye Entertainment & Quarter Horses presents A Fundamentals of a Horse & Traditional Native Horsemanship Seminar St. Michaels, AZ Jerome Willie Horse Stables Info: Jay Begaye Entertainment 505.977.4598 or 4/14-15 Ganado High School Rodeo Ganado, AZ RJ Memorial Arena Info: 928.309.9758

4/21 6th Annual Oak Springs Saddle Bronc Challenge Oak Springs, AZ Info: 928.309.0164 4/22 Kinhozhoni Bullriding Manuelito, NM Duboise Arena Info: 505.409.5053 or 505.409.5277 5/6 AZ vs NM Bull Riding Challenge Vanderwagen, NM Boyd’s Arena Info: Darin Lewis 505.726.8258 5/26 Navajo Nation Jr. Bull Riders Association Membership Drive Church Rock, NM Red Rock Park Info: Frederick or Edith Snyder 505.905.5348 or

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April Community Calendar




Support Class for Parents of Teens at First United Methodist Church from 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 8634512. Poetry Group, call Jack for more information (including location) at 783-4007.

Adult chess club at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup, 5-7pm.

Zumba Fitness Dance Class at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio (115 W. Coal) at 6:30pm. For more information email zumbagallup@ or call Stephanie at (814) 282-6502.

Gallup Al-Anon meetings at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive (next to GIMC). Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 7pm in Conference Room #1.

Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness 12 Step Support group. Meets every Monday from 5-6 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. For info call 863-5928 or

Zumba Fitness Dance Class at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio (115 W. Coal) at 6:30pm. For more information email zumbagallup@ or call Stephanie at (814) 282-6502.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Larry Mitchell’s Recreation Center starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970.

ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Window Rock Sports Center starting at 5:30 p.m.. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970.

Family Game Night at Octavia Fellin Public Library’s main branch at 5:30 pm.

Red Rock Chapter ABATE of NM (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at Gallup Fire Station #2 (911 N. 9th St.). For more information, call (505) 409-5311, 863-9941 or 870-0951.

Children’s Jazz classes: Pre and Beginning, 3:30 and 4:00 at FOF Dance Studio, 115 W. Coal. Email for more info or stop by the studio.

Full Moon Gathering. Join others on the evening of the full moon to honor the Divine, to learn about different beliefs and customs, and to learn about healing modalities. For information about the monthly topic, location and time, contact Wayne: 879-0230.



Worship Service, 10 am at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1110 S. Strong Drive). Chalk Talk by Pastor Roger Grandia on “The Road to the Cross.” Children’s worship and nursery care available.



Worship Service, 10 am at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1110 S. Strong Drive). Special music by the kids’ choir. Children’s worship and nursery care available.


Habitat for Humanity Gallup meetings, 6-8pm, Comfort Suites Hotel. Call Bill at 722-4226 for meeting dates & info. Volunteers needed


RMCHCS will offer Blood Screenings, beginning Monday, April 2 in preparation for the 2012 Community Health Fair! Blood Screenings are available April 2 through April 21 and Saturdays, April 14 and 21 7 am to 9 am. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are accepted. Fasting required, but be sure to drink plenty of water. Call 505-863-7325 to book your appointment!


Lynden Christian High School Choir, from Lynden Washington, in concert at Rehoboth Church at 6 pm. This program will focus on the final events in the life of Christ. The Rehoboth HS choir will join the Lynden Choir for a few of the songs. Admission is free. Quilt Club at Gallup Service Mart, 7-9 pm. Bring projects you have completed or are working on for an evening of Show and Tell and discussions about quilting. Free. For more information, call 722-9414.

Gallup Community Choir performance at 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. The choir will be performing American Folk Songs. The performance is free but canned food goods for the food pantry will be accepted.

Spa Day from 11 am - 7 pm at UNM-G Cosmetology Dept. Manicures, pedicures and facials all $5. Last appointments at 6 pm. Call 863-7561 for an appointment. Sponsored by the Ups & Downs Relay for Life Team.



Manga Club (ages 9-13) 4:30pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120. Studio Drawing Class at ART123, 7-9pm on WEDNESDAYS. $10 for non-members, $5 for members. Artist Steve Storz will teach ages 14 through adult in various drawing techniques utilizing Abstract, Art Brute, Minimalism, contour line, and others. Students need to provide their own materials. For more information, call 575-779-6760 or email steve. Gallup Solar Group open community meetings. 6pm at 113 E. Logan. For more information, call Be at 726-2497. Spay-Neuter Discount Clinic for Low Income Pet Owners at the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society, N. Highway 491. Call 863-2616 for an appointment. ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Chee Dodge Elementary School starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970. Intermediate YOGA classes, 6:45pm at Foundations of Freedom (115 W. Coal). Everyone welcome - $6 suggested donation. For more information, call Gene at (505) 728-8416 or email at Chanting workshop with Genevieve and Redwulf 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month at the Old School Gallery. Free. Chants from around the world 6-7:30 pm.

For details on April events at Octavia Fellin Public Library, read G-Town article on page 48.


In conjunction with Martin Link’s UNM-G course, “The Civil War in the Southwest,” the second part of the epic film Gettysburg will be shown at the El Morro Theatre. Doors will open at 6:15 pm. There will be a brief introduction at 6:40, and the movie will begin at 6:50 pm. The movie, produced by Turner Pictures, is based on Michael Shaara’s book, The Killer Angels, and stars Sam Elliott, Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels, Tom Berenger, Kevin Conway, Stephen Lang and Richard Jordan. Admission will be charged.


Looking for something DIFFERENT in education? Want to find out about EXPEDITIONARY LEARNING? Come join us at 6:30pm at the Gallup Cultural Center (train station – second floor) to find out more about Uplift Community School, McKinley County’s newly funded public charter school, opening August 2012 for K-4 students. Enrollment request forms will be available. For questions or more information, check out or call 862-1865.


Counterpoint Quilt Workshop – Part 1, at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. Use four or more fabrics to create this unique pattern during two classes. Part One will cover how to create rectangles and diagonal cuts for the quilt top. Part Two (May 21) will cover how to join rectangles together to make vertical rows which then turns into a quilt top. $30 plus pattern. For more information, call 722-9414.

GALLUP’S ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT is on June 15. For more information, to join a team, be a sponsor, make a donation, or about the Relay, call Linda 722-2175 or Joyce 863-3075.



Toddler Tumbling: 11:00 - 11:45 and Break Dancing all ages: 5:00 - 6:00 at FOF Dance Studio, 115 W. Coal. Email mamakismet@yahoo. com for more info or stop by the studio.

Capoeira classes offered at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio, Mondays and Thursdays at 8pm, $5 (first class FREE). For more information, call Chelsea at 808 344-1417, email or visit www.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Walk-a-Thon at Gallup Mid School Stadium (1001 S. Grandview Drive), 2 – 4 pm. Please get sponsors for your walk. Please call Rob Louis at 505-863-6103 for more information or sponsor sheets.


Cancer support group, for information call 8633075 or 863-6140.

Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:15 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Steph Asper (717) 357-0231 .

Sustainable Energy Board meeting in the Mayor’s Conference Room, 3-5pm, on the fourth Monday of each month. For info/agenda, email

Coyote Canyon Women’s Sweat Lodge Ceremony on Sundays, 1-4pm, potluck dinner. Located 3 miles east of Highway 491, Route 9 junction, 1 mile south of Route 9. The ceremony is for wellness, stress reduction, purification and cultural sensitivity. All women are welcomed. For more information, call 505 870-3832.

Music & Movement (ages 1-3) 12 noon, Knitting Club at 4:00pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120.

RMCHCS Diabetes Education Classes – First four Tuesdays of the month, starting at 6pm. RMCHCS 2nd floor library. For more information, call 7266918.

“Teen Survivors of Dating and Domestic Violence” support group meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Info: 722-6389.

Tai Chi at Old School Gallery, 9:30am. Info: Reed at 783-4067.


Tai-Chi Taught by Monika Gauderon at RMCH Vanden Bosch Clinic. 6pm for beginners. $60/ month.

Codependents Anonymous, 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz at 863-5928.

Psychic Playtime with RedWulf at the Old School Gallery 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-9:30pm. Tarot, drum journeys and more tools to explore your inner self. $1 donation. Info: RedWulf @ 505-7834612.


ONGOING Battered Families Services, Inc. has a women’s support group that meets weekly. A children’s support group is available at the same time for children six years of age and older. Info: 7226389.


Live music in Gallup at The Juggernaut - ROTTING OUT (L.A. Hardcore/ early Suicidal Tendencies), FOCUSEDXMINDS (Midwest Hardcore), DOPE RIDDLE (members of Brokencuffs/Echoes Of Fallen), BILL F**KING MURRAY (members of One Bullet Away), and TESTIFY (Coolidge, NM.). This show has a little for everyone, so come on out and enjoy a killer night of music.


Fox Run Golf Course is having a Demo Day, 11 am – 2 pm, with Taylormade Golf, makers of the R11s drivers and irons and the RBZ series of clubs that are the HOTTEST new clubs this year. There are a limited number of appointments to get on the launch monitor, so call the Golf Shop at 505-863-9224 to set up an appointment. Remember first come, first served. All golfers are welcome to just demo any of the clubs.

Connections Inc. 100 E. Aztec Gallup, New Mexico offers the following free programs: Access to recovery New Mexico A free substance abuse treatment program. For info: Call Randy at 505-863-3377 Ext: 108 Mon-Fri 8am5pm Child and Adult Care Food Program Are you babysitting any kids under 13 years old in your home? We can pay you MONEY for the food that you feed the kids in your home. For more Info Please call 505-8633377 Ext: 105, 102 or 1-800-527-5712 Free Counseling for Children and their Families Mental Health Counseling for issue if divorce, abuse, domestic violence, behavioral problems at home and at school. Contact: 505-863-3377 Ext: 107, 110, 103. Senior Companion Program / Retired and Senior Volunteer Program For more information, Contact Claudette at 505-722-3565 or 505-8708567

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ONGOING Tween Crafts (ages 9-13) 4:00pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120.

Movie Day, 3:00 pm at the Children’s Library. Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 11 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, For more information, call 726-6120. library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928.

Moms Supporting Moms at Church Rock School, 9-11:30am.

Sports Page hosting GLBT Night every Friday! Friday nights will be a place to celebrate and be yourself! For more information contact: Raiff Arviso;, Sports Page - 1400 S. 2nd St, Gallup, NM (505) 722-3853.

Toastmasters at Earl’s Restaurant, 6:30am. Info: Dale at 722-9420. Substance Abuse Support Group, CASA, at Gallup Church of Christ, 7pm. Info: Darrel at 863-5530.

Belly Dance classes, at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio (115 W. Coal) Fridays at 6:30 - 7:30. New students welcome anytime! $5 per class + one time non-refundable registration fee $20. Stress relief, improved Gallup Al-Anon meetings at First United Methodist posture/muscle tone, core strengthening, and fun! More info? Call Leaf at 722-2491. Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive (next to GIMC). Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:20 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Gene at 505-728-8416. Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 7pm in Conference Room #1.

Divorce Care Support Group, Thursdays at 7pm. Location to be determined. For more information, call or email Dan at 505 878-2821 or 2nd Thursday of the month Survivors of Homicide Support Group meets 6-8pm. For more information, call Deborah Yellowhorse-Brown at 870-6126. The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Dr., Gallup) hosts support meetings for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics from 5:30-6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Information from the American Diabetes Association will be presented and local health-care professionals will often be available. For more information call 863-4695. Children’s Ballet classes: Pre and Beginning, 4:00 and 4:45 at FOF Dance Studio, 115 W. Coal. Email for more info or stop by the studio. ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Window Rock Sports Center starting at 5:30 p.m.. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970.



Passion of Christ Live April 5, 6, and 7 at Joshua Generation for Jesus, 1375 Elva Dr. in Gallup. A drama musical performed by members of several churches at 7 pm nightly. For more information, call 505 863-2688.

Meditation and Prayer Circle for healing and health! Limited space at HealinGifts lobby (807 Metro Ave., Gallup), 7-7:30 pm. Bring your yoga mat. Suggested love offering: $5.00. RSVP please. (505) 863-3772. More info at website: The weekly Old-Fashioned Hootenanny, at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, every Friday, starting at 6:30PM. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in with the regular players.


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Service of Scripture and Song based on the Stations of the Cross, 7 pm at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1110 S. Strong Drive). Nursery care available.


Candlelight Communion Service, 7 pm at Bethany Christian Reformed Church (1110 Miyamura High School 1st S. Strong Drive). Pastor Roger Grandia’s Annual Mini Pow-Wow. Come celebrate message will be a first-person portrayal of Peter. Native American Week. Singer and dancers Nursery care available. needed, $2 entry fee. For more information, contact Brittany Dash 505 786-4912, or Wanese Nez 505 905-2320, 623 399-3078, raffe. Gallup Film Foundation is meeting at 6:30 pm at the Red Mesa Center, just east of the public library on Hill Ave. Caribe playing at Angela’s Café, 7-10 pm. For more information about volunteering and getting involved contact GFF President, Carrie Time to Rise Up, Women of God – 2012 House at 879-9409. Conference “In My Father’s Vineyard” Friday, April 13, 7 – 10 pm, Saturday, April The RMCHCS Breastfeeding Support Group 14, 9 am – 5 pm at Lighthouse Church (2045 will meet at 7 pm in the RMCH Library – 2nd Westview St., Gallup NM). $10 per person Floor. For more information, please call Mary includes conference, handouts, beverages and Ippel at 505-863-7025. Saturday lunch. Open to all women over the age of 16. Deadline to register is April 8. For more information, contact Cristina Brasinikas at 505 879-0558 or The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will be holding their annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Sacred Heart Family Center (next to the Cathedral). Service at 5 to 7:30 pm (eat in or The Land Beneath Us: A take out). The $5 per plate dinner includes a Photo Gallery – The Juan de Oñate salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. Tickets are third graders will present a collection of available from Sunrise Kiwanis members and photographs, writing and artwork advocating at the door. Proceeds from the dinner help fund for Gallup’s land on Friday, April 27 at 6:30 the club’s Dictionary (for every 3rd grader) pm at the Gallup Cultural Center. For more and Thesaurus Project (for every 4th grader). information, see G-Town article. For more information, contact John Taylor at 863-3770. Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center presents “Happy BIRTH Day” to celebrate 30 years of service to Gallup, 7 pm at Grace Bible Church, 222 E. Boulder Rd, Gallup. Showing “unPlanned” and serving desserts. FREE! For RMCHCS will host a webinar on more information, call HHPC at 722-7125. End-of-Life Ethics sponsored by the Hospice Foundation of America from 12 to 2:30 pm in On-Call Jazz playing at Angela’s Café, 8-10 the RMCH Rollie Board Room. This webinar pm. is open to the general public and lunch will be provided at a cost of a $3.00 donation. For more information, please call Niles McCall at 505-863-7333.

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Capoeira Classes at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio. Kids’ class 11:30 am-1 pm ($5), *last weekend of the month there is a Portuguese language class, after the kids’ class, from 1-2pm. First class FREE! For information, contact Chelsea 808-344-1417, email or visit Children’s Library Events: 10:30am Preschool Story Time (ages 1-5), 11:30am K-3 Challenge (ages 5-9), 12:30pm Chess Club (ages 7-13), 3pm Drop-in Crafts (ages 3-9). 4pm movie (March 10: Ella Enchanted, March 17: Because of Winn Dixie, March 24: Home on the Range, March 31: Mars Needs Moms). For more information, call 726-6120. ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Wowie’s Activity Hall on the corner of Maloney and 3rd Street starting at 11:00 a.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970. Beginner to advanced beginner YOGA classes, 10-11am at Foundations of Freedom (115 W. Coal). Everyone welcome - $6 suggested donation. For more information, call Gene at (505) 728-8416 or email at gallupyoga@ RMCHCS College Clinic has Saturday clinic hours from 8 am to 12 pm through March. The additional clinic hours are for established patients with acute illnesses; appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted. For more information, call RMCHCS College Clinic at 863-1820. Natural Health Classes: Herbs A-Z Uses, 4-5 pm at HealinGifts Herbs (807 Metro Ave., Gallup). For more information, call Maria at 505-863-3772. Habitat for Humanity Yards Sales every Sat., (weather permitting): windows, doors, tile, shingles, sinks, shower, lights, cooler, exercise bikes, etc. Call Bill 505-722-4226 for times & location. Re-modeler’s donations accepted

City of Gallup 2nd Annual Community Cleanup

Residential customers within the city limits can place all unwanted junk, bulk items, appliances & furniture curbside by 8 am on the Saturday designated for your neighborhood. (Household hazardous waste must be separated and labeled.)

April 28 – Area 1, NORTH SIDE – Allison Area to Miyamura Overpass May 19 – Area 2, WEST SIDE – Muñoz Overpass to County Road 1 For more information, contact Solid Waste Department at 505 863-1212.


Special Olympics Fundraiser – Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast, 7-10 am, $5/person. For tickets, contact Jana at 979-1274, RMCHCS and Millennium Media welcome kids ages 12 and under, along with their families to attend Kids’ Day from 10 am to 2 pm at Ford Canyon Park. Lots of activities and giveaways for all kids including a rock climbing wall, jumpers, family fitness fun, Zumba dancing, karate demonstrations and more! For more information, call 505-863-7283. McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Monthly Meeting at 508 Sandstone Place at 2 pm. Join a group of dedicated volunteers who are working to raise awareness about the necessity of recycling to save water, energy, and our ever-diminishing natural resources. WE NEED YOUR HELP to continue this work in our community! Students, Youth, Adults one and all! For more information, contact Gerald / Millie 722-5142.


Charlene “The Rose Lady” performing at Angela’s Cafe. ArtsCrawl, Downtown Gallup, 7-9pm. See page 46 for complete schedule of events.

The Knights of Columbus Council 1783 is hosting the noted author William K. Hartmann as a guest lecturer at the K.C. Hall on Apache Circle. The cost of the combination reception, dinner and program will be $20 per person, and tickets must be purchased in advance of the program (NO tickets will be sold at the door). The program will start at 6:30 pm with a reception for Hartmann. The program is open to the public, and tickets are available from James Saucedo (863-6451), John Moore (863-5021), and Martin Link (863-6459).


The Children’s Library will celebrate Earth Day with a special visit from the Lorax. Performances of the book will take place at 10:30 am and 2 pm. Recycled crafts at 3 pm. Ethiopian Feast Fundraiser at Rehoboth Christian School Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm. This dinner will be a fundraiser for women of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia who are part of the necklace project. These women have been making necklaces to support their families and communities for many years. There will be songs, skits, necklace sales and great food! Donations welcome. Live music at The Juggernaut, American Alternative Rock band duo MIDDLE CLASS RUT along with SECRET MUSIC, BEWARE OF DARKNESS, and ÓRALE. This show is a full force of American Alternative Rock music all in one awesome show, the first of it’s kind to come to Gallup. So don’t be left out, because this show will sellout. You can purchase tickets online at and at The Juggernaut now!


Get Growing! Work in Beauty Workshop – SOIL BUILDING. Learn composting, vermiculture, and pest prevention with Tom Kaczmarek and Pam Bell. $10 per workshop, 2012 CSA members free. To register, email Gallup Community Concert Series presents Metales M5, Mexico’s finest young brass quintet, in concert at Gallup High School Auditorium at 7 pm. For more information, see G-Town article. The Rio Grande Guitar Quartet plays at the Old School Gallery in El Morro, NM at 7 pm. For more information, see G-Town article.

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April OP @ the ArtsCrawl 1) What is the best April Fools’ Day prank? 2) Which Gallery was most interesting? 3) what would you like to see added to enhance downtown ArtsCrawl 4) If you were a superhero, what would your power be?



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Downtown Events April 13 & April 14 Dawn ’til Dusk

April ArtsCrawl

Friday, April 13, 5pm - 8pm

Saturday, April 14, 7pm - 9pm

FREE Downtown Bike Festival

Jerry Brown will be painting and displaying his art on the street. Local band, The Eccentrics, will be playing an eclectic mix of acoustic and coffee house, live on the street.

In front of Sammy's Rockin’ Sports Pub n’ Grille Live Music with WINGINIT

In addition to all the businesses that will be open for ArtsCrawl, Coal Avenue will be closed from 2nd Street to 3rd Street, allowing art enthusiasts to stroll freely among the shops and galleries. Live music and artists, as well as activities for the kids (or the kid in you) will be offered on the street.

Townie Ride Kids' Bike Race All kids get a prize! Bike Vendors For more info, call 863-4228 *weather dependent*

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Gallup Journey April 2012  
Gallup Journey April 2012  

The free community magazine from Gallup, New Mexico.