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J oguarl ne y l u p

The Free Community Magazine

July 2012

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We went “home” last month. Home – where we grew up, met each other, and where most of our family members live. Since home is where the heart is, Michigan is still home . . . but so is New Mexico. I’ve heard that love is the only thing you can give away and still end up with more than when you started. So, both have a very special place in our hearts and minds. Seeing family and friends was, of course, really good. Spending time those we know so well, and yet, see only once or twice a year is like nothing else. There’s something really special about those relationships with good friends and relatives, where there is such comfort that it’s effortless to strike up a conversation or fall into a hug, even after months with little contact.

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Trees, now so much taller and leafier, cover more of the world in shadow. The roads, narrower than I remembered, with traffic moving slower than it used to seem. The parking lot where I learned to ride a bike has been repaved and reconfigured. My grandparents’ old house – where we ate Sunday dinners and played ping-pong in the basement – is gone; only a browning lawn and lonely garage stand to mark its place. Now, living and raising my own kids in Gallup, I wonder how things will change or seem different in ten or twenty years. Will the hogback and red rocks shrink as they grow taller? Will the blue of the sky dull in comparison to vibrant screens they too often view? While change is unavoidable and progress is a good thing, I can’t help but wonder what remember whens they’ll muse over when New Mexico is one of many places they call home. H.H.

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Contributors Pam Bell Erin Bulow Ernie Bulow Greg Cavanaugh Sanjay Choudhrie Patricia Darak Dr. Bera Dordoni Jeannette Gartner Larry Larason Brett Newberry Fowler Roberts Be Sargent Tyler Stuart Chuck Van Drunen Seth Weidnaar Betsy Windisch

Other Stuff

4 Thoughts 7 Rodeo Schedule 34 El Morro Theatre Schedule 40 Izzit?! 40 News from Care 66 45 Sudoku 46 ArtsCrawl Schedule 50 G-TOWN, 87301 52 Community Calendar 54 Opinion Poll 58 People Reading Journey 62 This Is My Job


8 Work in Beauty Murals 14 Green Power 18 Driving Impressions 20 West by Southwest 22 Rounding the Four Corners 24 8 Questions 30 my rambles 36 Money & You 38 Adventures in Parenting 42 Lit Crit Lite


10 North Hog Back 12 Rural Entrepreneur Institute 16 Moving 25 National Trails 28 Anatomy Of A Fire 32 A Few Good Men 50 Fruit Trees 56 Gallup Game Of Life

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

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July 2012: Volume 9, Issue 7

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Work BeautyMurals By Be Sargent



The Farmer’s Market Work of Heart

Every once in a while I remind you of the whole mural. Work of Heart was conceived as an outpouring of labors of love. See the spirals emanating from the top right and the feminist skateboarder.

I put growers in this mural because they love their work. But increasingly we are hoping, expecting and advocating for growing to sustain livelihoods. Our local Gallup Farmers’ Market is the venue for this to happen. The Gallup Farmers’ Market started on August 9, 2003. Carole Palmer, the Gallup Farmers’ Market Coordinator says: “From the initial seeds planted by dedicated volunteers, the Gallup Farmers’ Market has grown considerably and each year is better than before. While this market is still small compared to other New Mexico markets, local growers have successfully overcome the challenges of our region’s elevation, climate and water conservation needs.” Shoppers can expect to find a wide variety of fresh vegetables, leafy greens, herbs, flowers and, later in the season, even fruit (when trees haven’t been hit by late spring frost) as well as eggs, baked goods, jams, soaps, lotions and crafts. The addition of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program in The Farmers’ Market draws the entire spectrum the community over the of our diverse community. Shoppers are last few years has been unidentified but all are real people. Growers, a tremendous benefit to middle lef,3t are Jan Douglass making change the market, increasing the number of growers and and Pete Douglass with a squash that looks like a grenade. Janet Butler has sold a giant providing the potential for the market season to cabbage from her pile of enormous patty pans expand in coming years. and melons. Kari and Ray Heil are selling corn Consumers have become and radishes. more aware of the importance of supporting local efforts to grow food and enjoy the opportunity to meet, greet and get to know local farmers/ Jenn is making one of the first sales. gardeners while shopping for their veggies. Market customers also appreciate the fuller flavor of freshly picked produce; most of what is available is picked within 24 hours of that day’s market.

Looks like crookneck and zucchini.


Vendors accept New Mexico Farmers’ Market WIC and Senior Nutrition Program checks* and the market will be adding EBT capabilities in the 2012 season. The Gallup Farmers’ Market prides itself in being a familyfriendly venue where all are welcome. Please stop by!

2012 Schedule Downtown Walkway, between Coal & Aztec Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (approximately – no sales before 8 a.m.; market may end earlier if vendors sell out) July 7 to October 13 (last day of market dependent on fall frost dates) Coordinator, Carole Palmer, 505-713-2333 * These are checks especially designated and distributed for market purchases; we cannot except non-market WIC checks. Seated from left to right, VISTA volunteer Kristen Grote, who brought the Farmers’ Market to Gallup, Jenn Manske another market founder, her mother and an unidentified woman and dog. Jenn’s Dad is standing. 

Vintage photos by Peter Procopio.

“Consumers have become more aware of the importance of supporting local efforts to grow food and enjoy the opportunity to meet, greet and get to know local farmers/gardeners while shopping for their veggies.”


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Trailside Fo The North Hog This cairn marks the apex of the loop


á This is the spur trail to a great vista!


So please take my advice and head out to the North Hogback Trail some summer morning and take in the breathtaking views. Here’s how you get to the trailhead: From the Community Pantry (corner of Ford Dr. and Maloney/Hasler Valley Rd.) head east on Hasler Valley for 1.2 miles and then take a left heading toward the Gallup OHV/MX Park (just past the Juvenile Detention Center). Stay on this maintained dirt road for almost a mile until you reach the yellow gate – if closed, you can open it, but be sure to close it behind you again. Continue driving for almost a half mile (you’ll go past the OHV/MX Park) and park at the dead end where the boulders block the road. The trail is to your right (south). See diagram and photos for a visual description.




large cairn marks the apex of the loop. the loop trail continues North along the top of the hogback. Look for a spur along the ridgeline heading south toward I-40 with beautiful vistas.

.47 miles Enter Mini CAnyon piñon, juniper, oaks and a large ponderosa highlight this section as the hogback wall rises steep to your left.

a beautiful trail section through a small canyon on the lower trail! Here’s the way you’ll come backit’s a loop!



his is the most beautiful hike in Gallup. These are my words and they will soon be yours, if you choose to follow my advice and get on this trail. The trail is in great shape (thanks, YCC) and the vistas are incredible. There’s even a huge ponderosa that stands guard over a pretty little canyon. This hike is gorgeous; I mean it. I’d classify the hike I’m outlining here as moderate to strenuous – but others may think differently. This hike took Andy and me a little over an hour and morning is DEFINITELY the time to go, as the sun is hidden behind the hogback and you don’t get baked to a crisp.

1.1 miles top of hogback



.47 miles trail intersection stay to the right as trail begins gradual descent.

On the way out, stay to the right!

0.0 miles Parking for the loop trail. The trailhead begins with numerous switchbacks to the south (toward I-40).


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Methods of Research







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Methods of Research



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Dr. George Bickert

Action Research



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History and Philisophy of Education



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Martha Gomez



Resource Management


8/20 - 12/13


Dr. Candelario Jauregui



Professional Development & Assesment


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Dr. Candelario Jauregui



Charateristics Of Effective Leadership




Beginning Internship in Educational Leadership

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Dr. Megan Schmidt



Multicultural Counseling



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Dr. Martha Brisky



Substance Abuse Counseling



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Dr. Robert Currier



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Exploratory Field Experience-Elementary



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Exploratory Field Experience-Secondary



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Integration of Technology

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Martha Gomez



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Martha Gomez



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Behavior Mangemant Approaches w/Except. Child



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Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice



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Foundation of Social Welfare Policy



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GREEN POWER! Summertime . . . and the livin’ is easy. Or not, if you’re a farmer, and have to be up at 5 a.m. every day to make sure your plants are fed and nourished so you and your family and your local community can be fed and nourished. Farming is hard work, but it’s what keeps us alive and healthy. Hail to the organic farmer! All those organic greens fill us with vibrance when we consume them on a daily basis. But what about times when we can’t get our greens or if we work all day in a closed office and can’t get outside to do any gardening of our own? How do we stay healthy and avoid disease? Or do we? Do you know there’s more disease around today than ever before? Infertility is on the rise. Cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and virulent viruses seem to be everywhere. More Americans are more overweight -- dangerously overweight -- than ever before. As David Sandoval of Green Kamut Corporation says, “ . . . if we were a frog or a lizard, we would have been put on the protected species list already.”

What Are Green Foods?

By Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D. Dr. Bera Dordoni, N.D., lovingly referred to as the Wellness Whisperer, is author of the highly acclaimed book “I Have a Choice?!”, nutritional counselor, organic gardener and a naturopathic doctor who has over two decades of experience counseling clients with ailments ranging from allergies to cancer to numerous life-threatening diseases. She incorporates the laws of attraction to help her clients achieve vibrancy from the lifestyle changes that benefit them most. She holds wellness retreats in the Ramah area. To make a retreat reservation, request a consultation or learn more, visit www.bastis. org or call 505-783-9001.

Oh, come on – you know what they are! We’ve been hearing about them since we were little kids: deep-green leafy vegetables. Spinach. Broccoli. Arugula. Lettuce. Celery. Kale. Chard. Lettuce. Leeks. Scallions. Brussels Sprouts. Collard greens. You get the picture. Not vitamins or medicines, just deep-green leafy vegetables. Grandma knew what she was talking about when she told us to eat our spinach so we could grow up to be strong like Popeye. The nutrient power in deep-green leafy vegetables to heal and rejuvenate the human body is unmatched by any combination of synthetic medicines or supplements. Here’s how it works: Green foods contain chlorophyll, the same green pigment found in plants. In case you’ve forgotten your high school biology, the oxygen we breathe comes from the chlorophyll in plants. Simply put: no chlorophyll, no human life. 
 Chlorophyll is identical to human blood except that Advertising is one reason: we have gotten so the center element in chlorophyll is magnesium, whereas confused and frightened by what we see on TV and the center element in blood is iron. Chlorophyll, in fact, read in newspapers and magazines that we’re afraid is the only food perfectly suited to deliver and maintain to make any healthcare decision without our doctor’s the appropriate amounts of magnesium and iron needed photo by 4028mdk09 approval. We are convinced we’re not intelligent to maintain good health to both men and women. Its enough to take care of ourselves. magnesium, for example, goes directly to muscle tissue and What we don’t realize is that traditional American (a.k.a. allopathic) can rapidly relieve painful cramps. medicine is crisis management via surgery or synthetic drugs. In other words, Some researchers claim that chlorophyll has the ability to release it primarily treats symptoms. Unfortunately, symptom suppression doesn’t magnesium from its center and absorb iron, and thus become hemoglobin. address the root cause of the illness. Take cancer, for example. Medical doctors Chlorophyll literally becomes human blood. More blood means more are trained to see the root cause of cancer as cell mutation. Their approach, ability to disburse oxygen to the cells! therefore, is to cut out or kill off the mutated cells so they cannot spread and “Plants are the ‘lungs’ of the planet,” says Yoshihide Hagiwara, M.D. mutate more cells. in Green Barley Essence (Keats Publishing, 1985), “breathing out the oxygen Admirable, but only partially effective. Why? Because the tumor is all animal life needs to live. Plants are also the primary source of all that is of merely a symptom of the root cause. The real root cause of cancer is lack of nutritional value.” oxygen at the cellular level. Cancer cannot live in the presence of oxygen. Chlorophyll not only increases oxygen levels throughout the body, it Period. End of discussion. That’s why doctors advocate no smoking and plenty also releases carbon dioxide, which helps prevent disease incubation. Green of exercise, because both activities increase the amount of oxygen we take into food takes the toxic byproducts of our inhaling heat and pollution – carbon the body. But, again, this course is only partially effective, because disease does dioxide and carbon monoxide – and converts them into oxygen. It’s a simple not manifest itself over a short period of time. It actually takes months, years, equation: Green Foods = Oxygen = The Most Powerful Disease Prevention and sometimes decades for a cellular problem to incubate to the point that it and Recovery “Medicine” Available. takes command of our lives. If we opt to suppress our symptoms rather than deal with the root cause of those symptoms that are screaming at us to take notice, we eventually end up with disease. Why not pay attention, and interrupt those incubation Deep-green leafy vegetables have rejuvenating enzymes that are cycles instead? There’s no mystery to interrupting those incubation cycles. responsible for virtually every chemical reaction at the cellular level. The Researchers have found that fully 95% of people with serious, chronic, or lifeside effects are as good for us as the main effect! threatening diseases eat a non-nutritious diet. Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t Side Effect #1 – Increased Digestion 
Not only do green foods mean it’s not true: we really are what we eat. Which means – believe it or not have heavy chlorophyll concentrations to oxygenate the body, they are utterly – we can get off the road to disease simply by eating live (raw, uncooked, non- digestible. When we increase our food’s digestibility, we increase the speed of pasteurized, minimally processed) fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds and green its elimination, which, in turn, helps eliminate illness. foods. In fact, green foods alone can reverse the trend toward disease.
 Here’s how it works: A lot of the foods we eat are simply not digested

Why Is Illness On The Rise?

Even the Side Effects Are Positive


by the body: pizza, French fries, gooey chocolate cake – basically any kind of highly refined, processed food – you know the kind. As undigested food goes through the intestinal tract, it turns to waste, attaches itself to the intestinal wall (sometimes hiding in little pockets called diverticulum), and becomes toxic. Toxic waste is essentially slow acting poison to the human body. Green foods, with their rich digestive and antioxidant enzymes, cause those toxins that have built up over the years (or decades) to begin sloughing off from their hiding places. Once they are voided, subsequent food is fully digested and fully eliminated. In other words, our guts feel better, our digestive tract works better, and our calories turn more to energy than fat. Side Effect #2 – Normalized Elimination
 Green foods also contain potassium and cell salts, which encourage normal elimination. Yes, fiber helps avoid or correct constipation, but the recent trend of relying solely on fiber is actually counterproductive. Fiber is bulky, and too much bulk can literally stretch the intestines out of shape, and, thus, out of proper functioning. Here’s how it works: Potassium causes the bowel to contract while sodium causes it to expand. Between contracting and expanding, contracting and expanding, the bowel gently squeezes waste material downward until . . . viola! Daily, easy elimination. Does it get any better than that? Well, actually, yes, it does. Side Effect #3 – Alkalization 
 Let’s face it: Americans are gassy people. Based on the abundance of TV commercials for antacids, it seems just about everybody in the country has acid indigestion. Most of us don’t realize, however, that an overly acidic body is courting illness or disease. Alkalizing the body is one of the most powerful and important ways of interrupting carcinogenic incubations. Deep-green leafy vegetables do just that! They raise the body’s alkaline level to counteract its tendency toward acidity. No surgery, no laboratory-developed drug, no chemically treated supplement can get your digestive tract back on track as easily and effectively as dark-green leafy vegetables. Here’s how it works: Human blood needs a pH of 7.4 to be considered healthy. Anything above seven is considered alkaline, anything below seven is acidic – yet another simple equation. Most people gobbling Tums® and Rolaids® probably fall somewhere between five and six. Not good. Unfortunately, antacids neutralize digestive acids, often for hours. In other words, your body didn’t digest your pizza lunch because you neutralized your digestive acids, and now it can’t digest your meat and potatoes dinner, either. The entire day’s food joins the accumulation you’ve already got sitting in your gut, and the whole mess festers. Now you’ve got more acid indigestion, so you take more antacids, eat more, the cycle builds up more poison in your system until . . . that’s right – you’re well on your way to a disease-friendly environment. Eventual result: gastroesophageal reflux, diverticulitus, cancer, arthritis, and any other number of dis-eases. Dark-green leafy vegetables, on the other hand, counteract that acid indigestion with their alkalinity. The digestive acids keep working. The food gets digested. The contract/expand process pushes out the waste. No pain, no toxic build-up, no disease-friendly environment. (Read pp. 81-89 in my reader-friendly book “I Have a Choice?!” [order at bastisfoundation.yolasite. com/books.php] for a further explanation of proper food combining that can make your life much easier!) Side Effect #4 – Trace Minerals All too often, trace minerals are missing from the processed foods, and certainly any microwaved foods, we tend to eat on a regular, if not daily basis. A lot of today’s diseases can be traced

back to trace-mineral deficiencies – in fact, trace-mineral deficiency may be the number one cause of disease in Western culture today. Here’s how it works: Each and every trace mineral functions in relation to the other elements of the body. They enhance the immune system by becoming the most efficient building blocks for our defender cells, T-lymphocytes, also known as T-cells. Trace minerals literally create a rapid response to disease by providing the raw material needed to manufacture those defensive enzymes. Man has never yet created a supplement or a synthetic “foodstuff” with the same benefits of the trace minerals found in deep-green leafy vegetables. Want proof? Look at any mineral chart. The #1 recommended source for virtually all minerals and trace minerals is always deep-green leafy vegetables. They are the best way to take in trace minerals. Deep-green leafy vegetables are also the safest way to take in minerals and trace minerals, because there is no chance of toxic build-up. The human body either utilizes or eliminates green-food minerals; it never stores them. It can store synthetic minerals, however, which can ultimately lead to another kind of toxicity because of their imbalanced cumulative effects.

The nutrient power in deep-green leafy vegetables to heal and rejuvenate the human body is unmatched by any combination of synthetic medicines or supplements.

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Lactose-Free Calcium Want strong nails and luxurious hair? Better yet, want to avoid or even reverse osteoporosis? The answer, of course, is calcium – and green foods are far richer in assimilable calcium than milk. Yes, you could take a lot of trace-mineral or calcium supplements, but the calcium bioavailability in a supplement is only a fraction of what you get from a single serving of deep-green leafy vegetables. Energy Boost Incorporate concentrated greens into your fresh-vegetable-juice routine. Since green juices have no calories, they’re not stored as fat, they’re used as energy. Blood-Sugar Regulation Hypoglycemics and diabetics take note: green juice alkalizes the small intestine, which, in turn, regulates the passage of glucose through the intestinal barrier. Result: natural blood-sugar regulation. What Do I Do When There’s No Organic Market or Farmer’s Market Nearby? Numerous manufacturers offer many powdered deep-green leafy vegetable combinations that can easily be stirred or blended into water or juice. When ingested, they feed the bloodstream directly. Check with your local health-food store and ask them to show you what they carry. My personal favorite is Blender Culture (you can find more information about what is in these powdered greens at health-shopping.php). You can also find many others online. For readers in the Gallup area check with La Montañita Co-op for their powdered green brands. Now you have no excuse for not downing your greens! These bottled powdered greens always come in handy for the winter months when we don’t have as much access to fresh leafy-green vegetables from local gardens and markets. But right now it’s summertime, so . . . . . . So, eat your spinach. Nibble on your broccoli. Down that arugula. Chomp on your celery and enjoy your kale and lettuce and leeks and scallions. Yum. And with every bite, remember: you’re taking a step toward protecting yourself against cancer, heart disease, emphysema, diverticulitis, adult-onset diabetes, and many other health problems. In a society that is at once overweight and malnourished, green foods are the best, easiest and most natural weapon we have in the fight to prevent and reverse the trend toward disease.

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Moving By Jeannette Gartner



ho knew that moving to a bigger house closer to a school would be a traumatic experience? It’s a well-kept secret that living on “The Hill” entailed certain OBLIGATIONS. There should be a mandatory requirement to take and pass a social training class for anyone planning such a move. In fact, the whole family should have to take this class, kids, parents, and even pets. There are certain things one can get away with in a former neighborhood which are Not Allowed on “The Hill.” Weeds. I have always prided myself on my tolerance of weeds. Since I don’t have a green thumb, it is hard for me to grow anything. So if a weed wants to take up residence in my yard, I have always encouraged it to do so. I figure at least it’s green. But no more. Weeds are Not Allowed. Old cars. Now, we are not the kind of people to

have cars sitting around on blocks in the yard – at least not indefinitely. But in this neighborhood, an old car is one over two years old or with a dent in it. And, never, ever is one allowed to have a truck parked in front of one’s house except for deliveries of new furniture, etc. Somewhere along the line, I failed in the social graces department. Conversing with a stranger, unless we both happen to be cowering under the table during an earthquake, has always been difficult for me. All the intelligent questions and clever witticisms I come up with at home desert me around strangers. At a symphony orchestra reception, I told one of the musicians he played “real good” and another that her “baby flute” was darling. Cocktail parties. Frankly I’d rather be home with a very bad book than go to a cocktail party. In fact, I hate them so much I’d even rather be home with the kids. First of all, I don’t drink more than one or two glasses of wine on any social occasion and my constant refusal of alcohol beverages seems to be an affront to the host. I’m

If a weed wants to take up residence in my yard, I have always encouraged it to do so. not very good at coming up with stimulating conversation with people I don’t know, so I usually end up saying something inane like, “What do you do about corns?” I once spent the better part of the evening in conversation with a waiter, who, by the way he was dressed, I assumed must be a senator, at least. Actually, he had such refreshing solutions to national problems, he’d get my vote. My husband, on the other hand, knows no strangers. Even though he is basically as shy as I am, he could carry on an intellectual discussion with a rock, and has been known to do just that after a few drinks. It must be that his brain doesn’t shut down when faced with someone he doesn’t know. The hardest thing about moving is training the kids. Oh sure, I tried to teach them some manners, like not bringing books or pets to the dinner table (well, not big pets like horses, anyway). They are not allowed to kill flies at, or rather, on the table, either. And I always make them wash their hands on both sides. It wasn’t easy to teach them that they could no longer go around unwashed and uncombed, dressed like their clothes came from the Goodwill grab bag – which they did. Since we moved, we’ve made it a point to take them to some concerts to try to instill in them an appreciation for the finer things. Not that they didn’t enjoy the concerts. It’s just that they lack the social graces to respond correctly. After all, yelling, “One more time!” or “eeehaa” at the end is not exactly classy. Neither is saying admiringly, and loudly, “Boy, that is sure good music for a funeral.” Pets. When we moved we had a dog and a cat. It didn’t take us long to find out that anybody who was anybody had two dogs, and they certainly weren’t mongrels like ours. So we had to rush right out and buy two pedigreed dogs. This meant that, as we couldn’t stand the thought of giving our mongrel away, we now had three dogs. However, the mongrel was then confined to the house where the sight of him wouldn’t be an embarrassment to the family. We have learned to cope with living On “The Hill” by now. None of the neighbors have any idea we have an old car, because we keep it in the garage and never take it out except after dark. Hubby parks his pickup right in front of the house and the neighbors think we are having deliveries made on a daily basis. Since none of them has ever seen a weed, I just let them grow and tell them they are rare, exotic plants which spread rapidly – thus accounting for the weeds turning up in their yards. It wasn’t easy learning to adjust to living On “The Hill,” but humans are, after all, adaptable. And now I’ve got to go check on the new neighbors moving in next door – it seems they have a car with a dent in the fender . . .

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f I even attempted to write this review in the same vein as all my others, I’d just be kidding everyone, so let’s get rid of the “pleasantries.” As a daily driver, this truck is poor at best. Eco friendly? I think the sticker on the window summed it up nicely: Environmental Impact Score: 3 out of 10. In and egress? Labored. Turning radius? WIDE. With that out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff. Because the Rocky Ridge starts life as a brand new Sierra, it retains all of its good characteristics. The ergonomics are top notch and immediately familiar. The cabin is full of storage and awesome cup holders (American sized)! The styling is no doubt an evolution of GMC design language, but it’s handsome and not overwrought. The truck is ready for years of hard work and abuse. Rocky Ridge is a certified custom “upfitter” for GM. GM trucks are sent directly from the factory to the Rocky Ridge shop in Georgia where they are transformed into a myriad of forms. The Altitude package you see here adds a 6-inch pro-comp lift kit, 20-inch custom wheels, 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, body color, fender flares, oval side steps, chrome mirror and handle overlays, rain

guards, stainless exhaust tips and a few other small details. Because of their upfitter status, all of this arrives at your dealership ready to go and fully under warranty . . . all you have to do is buy it and drive it. Everyone who saw this truck during my test drive said, “What is that?” If you need a vehicle that’s going to make everyone look and notice, the Rocky Ridge Sierra succeeds . . . in bounds. The Altitude package takes a standard pedestrian-grade Sierra and jacks it up to the stratosphere with a chaser of testosterone. The Sierra becomes a veritable monster truck and, in the words of an unnamed friend, “every redneck’s dream.” Taking the Rocky Ridge Sierra off road lets the package shine. Even with the 4-door crew cab’s relatively long wheelbase, high centering becomes a thing of the past. The 20-inch wheels with 35inch rubber means you need some seriously deep ruts before the wheels are even challenged. Although lifted, the rest of the

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suspension stays stock, meaning you are not getting added suspension travel or a bottomless feeling ride. In fact, the ride becomes a bit harsh compared to stock. On road, those deeply treaded tires were surprisingly quiet at freeway speeds, though the rear end did seem about 2 seconds behind the front when changing lanes. But then again, who cares? Look how big this thing is! Because the powertrain is untouched, you can count on GM’s 5.3 VVT V8 and 6-speed automatic to be smooth, dependable and always willing to work. But because it’s untouched, it’s a bit more labored than in a stock half-ton Sierra. The 5.3 will work just fine, but getting those big wheels and tires moving requires some serious stabbing of the throttle. At 315 HP and 335 lb-ft. of torque, by today’s standards the 5.3 is a bit on the light side. For comparison Ford’s 5.0-liter makes 400 HP. Fortunately GM’s has an all-new Sierra coming in 2013 with some expected improvements in the powertrain department, most likely including direct-injection. For those who can’t wait, order the truck with the 6.2 VVT V8 and you’ll have 403 hp and 417 lb-ft. on tap.

A five-and-a-half-foot box in any Sierra certainly compromises cargo capacity, but move it up another foot and it becomes almost impossible to use. Getting some mountain bikes into the Rocky Ridge Sierra was a two man job and getting out takes a solid jump, or a demoralizing crouch-down-onto-your-butt-sit-on-the-tailgate-and-slide-off maneuver. The good news is that anything you keep in the bed is relatively safe even without being locked up . . . because nobody can see in! So the big question is price. This SLE model had leather, a reverse camera, power adjustable pedals, remote start, etc. There’s also no doubt that there is a lot of money in just wheels and tires alone, followed closely by the lift kit and fender flares. Combined with all the other details, the package adds up to a sticker price of over $50K on this truck. In some respects, there is good value in this truck being delivered straight to the dealer ready to go and fully under warranty, but there’s no denying that this is a bit of a big toy for big boys. In all, figure about $10K for the Altitude package on top of a standard Sierra. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let remember that in America, trucks like this are not only allowed, but gawked at and often times lusted after. There’s no doubt I had fun with the Rocky Ridge Sierra and can actually see its appeal to a small subset of the driving population looking for a unique and overly capable ride. For everyone else . . . just stay out of the way!

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but the Feather Bonnet Is Great! Zuni appearances in an old western? While interviewing Sam Poblano for last month’s article, I learned that the Zunis had been hired for at least one movie filmed in the Gallup area. Lupton actually. He remembered Lone Ranger, but the title was actually Texas Rangers and it was not considered a B Western when it was made. I don’t believe in coincidences, but a few days later I came across a newspaper item from 1935 telling of the passing of an old Zuni War Chief, Garnecio. He was in his nineties and had been in the movie two weeks before his death, remarking that it was the most fun he had ever had. The family considered his movie work the cause of his death, but he died with his boots on, taking care of his horse. A few days later I came across a photo of some Anglos duded up in front of a local movie theatre – probably the El Morro – with lobby cards and banners advertising the film. Special Sam said they had hosted a sort of mini premiere for the Gallup folk and Zunis were invited to take in the movie for free. Thus, destiny calls. I had to look up the film, and find a copy, and see if I could find out anything else about Garnecio. No luck there, but I found some other Zunis who had been hired as extras. The film was directed by the legendary King Vidor and all the cast members were big stars at the time. Vidor’s credits include many classic Westerns like Northwest Passage, Duel in the Sun and Man Without a Star. He was nominated for the Best Director Oscar five times, including a nod for the blockbuster War and Peace. In 1935 Western films were down at the box office. Vidor was born and raised in Texas and wanted to do a film about the history of his beloved Texas Rangers. The result is fun to watch, but a critical mixed bag. On the one hand he chose some serious Western types to play his Rangers – whang leather and bone every last one of them. On the other hand, Fred MacMurray (Jim Hawkins) is rather miscast as a tough Texan. It wasn’t his kind of roll at all. The usually sinister character actor Lloyd Nolan (Sam McGee) was better in his many roles as gangsters and gumshoes. Jack Oakie, usually thought of as a comedian, is excellent as Henry

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Showing of Texas Rangers at the El Morro Theatre “Wahoo” Jones. The plot is pretty simple. The three men, Hawkins, Jones and McGee, are making a precarious living robbing stagecoaches in the years after the Civil War. A near capture splits them up and Hawkins and Jones head for Texas to find their pal. They get so hungry they join up with the Texas Rangers to have some hot beans. The Rangers are a manly, honorable bunch and the beans aren’t so bad either and MacMurray and Oakie start to like the idea of being on the right side of the law. They were about to go bad again, but the love of a young boy and a pretty girl keeps the men straight. But what do they do about their old pal Sam McGee, who is running a swath of terror and mayhem all across Texas? He has picked up the moniker “Polka Dot Bandit” because of his fancy face gear. See what I mean? Polka Dot Bandit? Really? At one point MacMurray takes on a whole town single handedly. That was the sort of stunt the Rangers built their reputation from. The drunken judge is played by “Gabby” Hayes, somewhat out of character. In the trial scene there is a token Chinaman. I think that was to show this is a serious Western. There is a not-so-token Mexican in the Rangers who is killed in action. His bravery and integrity are remarked on several times, proving that Texans don’t really have a problem with Beaners. The Indians, on the other hand, one critic called a bunch of stereotypical zombies. They are pretty active for living dead. But they are evil and they are stereotypical. Sam called them Apaches because they had long hair and hardly wore any clothes, which led to their sunburns. In actuality they are from the Hollywood tribe where every Native wears feather, usually lots of feathers, and paint smeared all over his face. The film features camera work that is almost static in the quiet parts, frenzied and dizzying in the action scenes. It is impossible to get a good look at any of the Indians. The two in the cave who push rocks down on the Rangers might be recognizable. Sam remembered the boulder scene well. “Those rocks were real light. We had to act like they were heavy.” They are convincing in the film with chips flying each time they bounce off the slickrock in the Lupton area. Tom Awelagte’s grandson remembers Tom talking about the movie on several occasions. Like Sam Poblano, Awelagte was impressed by the way the stunt folks used ropes to trip the horses into somersaults so the riders would go flying through the air. The Zunis weren’t worried about the stunt men, just the animals. Awelagte was also impressed by the way the movie people put fake

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blood on the arrows so they splattered when an arrow struck somebody. He didn’t know how they kept from severely wounding the actors with the arrows. Movie magic. While most of the Rangers are killed in the big Indian scene, a handful take refuge in the rocks where they are systematically squashed by big rocks. The leader of the Rangers makes the strange pronouncement, “Nobody but an Indian could think that up.” It seemed like a good idea to me. Poblano mentioned that many of the Zunis took their “Indian” wigs home to use in Zuni dances. It must have been tempting to make souvenirs out of some of the other props. The arrows were quite realistic, though the war bonnets were pretty hokey. The key scene is quite memorable. MacMurray refuses to go after his pal “Polka Dot” – it hurts to have to say that. When he is jailed for his part in the old stage robberies, “Wahoo” volunteers to take on the challenge. McGee (Lloyd Nolan), in his spotted calf-skin vest, is a two-gun man. There is a strange bit where Wahoo wins at solitaire and it seems to make Dot angry. Nolan is at his sneering best when he fakes reading the cards as though they were a Tarot deck. He sees himself as the ace of spades, naturally. Wahoo says he has to take his friend in, not realizing ole Dot has the drop on him under the table. Without an eye blin,k Nolan gut-shoots his one time partner, puts him across his horse, and sends him back to the Rangers. The Ranger boss gets Hawkins out of jail and sends him off with his own pair of six-shooters. They are Hollywood guns and carry unlimited ammo in their six cylinders. The final shootout drags on, just like the one that spoils the ending of Duel In the Sun where the estranged couple end up shooting each other, but not until the audience is wrung out. It is still an entertaining shoot-em-up kind of a movie, just mute the voice-overs that tell what a proud history the Texas Rangers have had. If Fred MacMurray doesn’t ring any bells, recall that he became a Disney legend in later life with films like Shaggy Dog. He also had a popular TV series called “My Three Sons.” I remember him best from classics like Double Indemnity with Barbara Stanwyk and Edward G. Robinson. In 1943 he was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. In his career he made almost a hundred movies. Jack Oakie was a character actor who played the sidekick or the comic relief character, but not as broadly as an Andy Divine type. Though Oakie is not well remembered, he got an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor – in support of Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator, a spoof of Mussolini. Oakie had a long career, making upward of a hundred films. He was also a rodeo announcer when I was a kid. In 1932 he made seven films in one year. It seems like all the old actors made around a hundred movies. Add Lloyd Nolan to the list. He usually played hard characters, though they could be on either side of the law. In his career he played two of the great detectives of the forties, Michael Shayne and Phillip Marlowe. Sadly, he ended his career doing commercials for denture cream. Jean Parker is cute but bland as Amanda Bailey, the head ranger’s unwed daughter. She goes after the MacMurray character with bland boldness. Her clothes in this movie must have been designed by Old Mother Hubbard. Texas Rangers needs to be added to its rightful place in Gallup movie history. I’m just sorry the Zunis didn’t get their Cheyenne Autumn. In that film the Navajos have real fun with their Anglo counterparts.

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By Larry Larason

Frankenstein Weather 43 kilometers. Compare this to the better known eruption of Krakatau in 1883 with 21 cubic kilometers of ejecta that rose to 36 kilometers.

Tambora’s huge caldera, shown in this NASA photo, is 6 kilometers in diameter and 1,100 meters deep.



ost of you reading this have probably never heard of the Indonesian volcano named Tambora. On the other hand, I’ll bet that all of you know some version of the tale of Victor Frankenstein and the monster that he created. What do the two have in common? Read on and I’ll

The Republic of Indonesia is an archipelago of 13,000 islands, many of the smaller ones uninhabited. The largest islands are Java and Sumatra. The most famous may be Bali. This island arc is the product of plate tectonics, having formed where the Indo-Australian Plate is pushing against and being subducted beneath the Eurasian Plate. The active geology here causes many earthquakes [and tsunamis] as well as a great deal of volcanic activity. The explosion in 1883 of Krakatau is probably the best known of the Indonesian eruptions. Mt. Merapi on Java in 2010 and Mt. Lokon on Sulawesi in 2011 are among the most recent of Indonesia’s 130 active volcanoes to erupt. Tambora is located on the island of Sumbawa, east of Java. After sitting dormant for several centuries, it awakened in 1812 with minor eruptions, which continued until the big one in April of 1815. This eruption, actually a series of eruptions over several days, is the greatest in recorded history. The ejecta is estimated to have been 160 cubic kilometers, which rose to a height of


Tambora’s eruption was horrendous. It began on April 10 and continued until April 17. Pyroclastic flows raced down the slopes of the mountain to the sea and raised tsunamis of up to five meters. Ash in the air blotted out the sun for several days and falling debris became so heavy that roofs collapsed and irrigation canals became clogged and useless. The ash contained vast amounts of chlorine, fluorine, and sulfur. It was so was acidic that it poisoned rice fields, not just on Sumbawa, but also on the nearby islands of Lombok and Bali. Estimates of deaths caused by Tambora vary widely. Probably the best estimate is that on Sumbawa about 10,000 people died during the eruption and another 38,000 from starvation and disease that followed. Across the region Tambora’s eruption is blamed for 71,000 deaths. This was the effect near the eruption, but soon there would be world wide consequences.

Heavy rain in Europe during June 1815 led to Wellington’s defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo. Some historians have credited this to Tambora, but geologists doubt that the weather effects would have spread that fast. However, all agree that the extremes of weather for the three years following the eruption were due to ash and sulfur put into the atmosphere by the volcano. Sulfur reflects sunlight back into space, cooling the earth. When Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991, we experienced cooling for about three years. Tambora expelled so much sulfur that 1816 became known as “the year without a summer.” Cold weather disastrously shortened the growing season and crops failed across Europe. People starved. But, no one connected a volcano in a remote part of the world with the famine they experienced, even when snow tinted brown by volcanic ash fell in Hungary and elsewhere. North America fared better than Europe, but only barely. In the U.S. it was dry, unlike Europe, but severe frosts occurred into June and even August. Animal fodder was scarce, and many livestock died over the next winter. The prices of agricultural products rose to a level they would not see again until 1972. In 1816 Mary Godwin, nineteen years old, was in Geneva, Switzerland with her soon-to-be husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Another poet, Lord Byron, and some friends were there as well. Both Shelley and Byron were political radicals.

No one connected a volcano in a remote part of the world with the famine they experienced, even when snow tinted brown by volcanic ash fell in Hungary and elsewhere. Although Shelley had donated to “social justice” causes, he retained enough of his inherited fortune to live well. Otherwise, you might consider this group as sort of a hippie commune. These young people on holiday liked to hike, boat on the lake, and otherwise enjoy nature. Summer that year was miserable. Mary wrote, “The season was cold and rainy, and in the evenings we crowded around the blazing wood fire and occasionally amused ourselves with some German stories of ghosts which happened to fall into our hands.” On one of those nights Lord Byron proposed that each of the party write a ghost story. At least part of them tried, but Mary was the only one who finished hers. With her husband’s encouragement she expanded it into a novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, which was published in 1818. I confess I read the novel for the first time in preparation for writing this piece. What struck me was the moral ambiguity in the story; sometimes we root for Victor Frankenstein, sometimes for the monster. Victor reminds me of a teenager who gets his girlfriend pregnant, but then takes no responsibility for his offspring. Victor creates his artificial human and then abandons him. The innocent creature wanders around eating berries and roots, educates himself in language by observing humans, all the while craving companionship and love. But due to his size and hideous face, the monster is too frightening for anyone to befriend.

Victor’s creation is never named in the novel, which leads to some confusion – today the monster himself is often called Frankenstein. But then, if Victor is his “father,” the surname may be appropriate. It’s only after the monster discovers his creator and begins to take revenge that he becomes truly frightening.

Steel engraving in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, published by Colburn and Bentley, London 1831.

So, a cataclysmic volcanic eruption on one side of the world created death and suffering over much of the rest, but one result was an enduring cultural icon – Victor Frankenstein’s monster – and a cautionary tale about hubris.




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Executive Director of NWNM Council of Governments Q. What got you interested in working for the Council of Governments?

A. Well, it was over twenty years ago and I was working in a field of substance abuse counseling and prevention and the Council of Governments was launching a regional substance abuse prevention initiative called “Fighting Back.” I was invited to join the COG as the Director of that initiative.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?

A. I would say the combination of people and vision. The people that I work with on my staff are wonderful, hard working and good people. I work with all of our member governments – cities and counties, the tribe – and I really enjoy the people. I also enjoy the vision of working in a comprehensive way to try to uplift communities and the regions as a whole.

Q. What is the biggest challenge of your job?

A. I think the challenge is responding to a diversity of perspectives, needs and visions and trying to bring about commonality and unity of vision and getting groups of people to work together toward a common objective.

Q. Currently, what is your number one priority for the Council of Governments?

A. I think our number one priority is to evolve into an even more capable and responsive organization that is able to assist communities and the regions as a whole, to grow in uncertain times.

Q. What do you see the highest and best potential of the extended Gallup area as being?

A. To become a model of unity and diversity. We have a very specific kind of diversity here and I think the highest aspiration would be that all of the people and the communities of interest in the area come together in a common effort to improve the quality of life for the whole area.

Q. What do you enjoy doing in your off time?

A. I have many interests. I love the outdoors and being out in it. I am a swimmer and I swim hard and swim long every day that I can. I have been a competitive swimmer most of my life. I love my family, my wife and we now have a beautiful granddaughter and we like to spend lots of time with her.

Q. What is your favorite music?

A. My favorite music is the music of the late Dan Fogelberg. He was an incredible poet and masterful musician and a man of spirit. He passed away a couple of years ago from prostate cancer and I am very active in his foundation.

Q. If you could trade places with one famous person, who would it be and why?

A. Bill Clinton – in his current life – because he has an opportunity to make a difference through various foundations he is directly involved in to make a difference in the world in terms of the eradication of the disease and elimination of poverty worldwide.

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High Desert Trail

24 Hour Race

National Recreation Trail

2013-2014 Nationals Host

Gallup’s High Desert Trail System has been inducted into the National Recreational Trails network. In a congratulatory letter from the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar says, “The High Desert Trail System is a fine addition to the Nation Trails System. This year it joins 53 other newly designated trails across the United States for this special recognition. We are very proud of these trails and the spirit of partnerships and resource conservation that they represent. Trails provide millions of Americans with outstanding opportunities to enjoy America’s Great Outdoors.” The National Recreation Trail Program is jointly administered by the National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service in conjunction with a number of other federal and nonprofit partners. National recreation trail designation recognizes existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks across the nation. Each of the new national recreation trails will receive a certificate of designation, a letter of congratulations from Secretary Salazar, and a set of trail markers.

After a successful race this year with 350 participants, 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest will host the USAC 24-Hour National Championships at its venue near McGaffey in the Zuni Mountains for 2013 and 2014. This is expected to greatly increase the number of participants, as the best competitors in the country will compete for national honors. The racecourse located in the tall pines is almost entirely singletrack, sits at an elevation of 7,100 feet, and is nearly 20 miles in length. Race director and founder, Lindsay Mapes, looks forward to her fourth year with the event. Her company, Zia Rides, puts on races in Ruidoso, El Paso and Silver City, as well. Next year the national race hopes to highlight an expo with all the major bike brands displaying their wares, plus, all the big names in mountain biking, like Rebecca Rush and Tinker Juarez. Info will be updated on Zia Ride’s new website – – which will be launched August 1.

Many thanks are due to all the people for the hard work, cooperation, and vision that have made our local trails recognizable at the national level.

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Local Gardening Facts Work in Beauty CSA The CSA is currently buying produce from about one acre total; about 7 local growers contribute.   In 2011, the CSA had a total of 150 customers over 4 seasons (29 weeks), compared to 15 customers over one 12-week season 5 years ago.

All-time most productive Gallup vegetable: Swiss chard. This plant can produce delicious, nutritious leaves to cook all season long, well into the fall, and with some help, even in the winter!

This year, the CSA is running 5 seasons (39 weeks of shares) from April 15 to December 18, using season extension techniques to protect plants in colder conditions.   In its most bountiful weeks last season (early September), the CSA distributed about 600lbs of locally grown produce per week. 

Compost can easily be made by saving fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, paper products, coffee grounds, etc. (No meat or dairy products.) When combined with soil, it adds nutrients that plants need for healthy growth. Composted manure retains water well, has nutrients that aid in plant growth and adds bacteria and fungi into the soils which are very depleted of these things due to the high pH of our soils and our water.


Compared to rural gardens, urban gardens’ growing season is 4 weeks longer, due to the heat from streets and houses.

Locally, tomato and zucchini are the best selling plants and seeds, according to Holiday Nursery. (Early Girl tomatoes are the most popular because of their short growing season.)

Nationwide, more and more people are growing food in home gardens. Growing vegetables can result in a number of benefits, of which fresh and healthy produce is just one. Locally, gardening is booming, with growth in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), school gardens, and the Farmers’ Market. Gallup Journey consulted with local experts and came up with some facts and tips to inform and awaken the grower in you! Water collection in the desert is an intelligent response to scarcity. The water that falls from the sky costs nothing to use and is markedly lower in pH than the water we mine from the earth.

Gallup Farmers’ Market Location: Downtown Walkway, between Coal & Aztec Schedule: Saturdays 8:30-11:30, Season: July 7-October 13

Ramah Farmers’ Market Location: Ramah Museum, 12 Bloomfield Rd. Schedule: Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm Market Season: June 23rd - October 6th

Average last killing frost date in Gallup: May 31 Average first killing frost date in Gallup: Sept 15

Average annual precipitation in Gallup: 11.5 inches

Growing Tips To avoid evaporation, water garden in the late afternoon or early evening and lay mulch, straw or newspaper on top of soil; water deeply 2 to 3 times per week until puddles form. Leave a small amount of food out in the evening to attract birds to the yard in the early mornings. When the bird food is gone, they may stay to search for bugs, helping with pest control in your garden. Large water barrels, placed among tomato plants, can collect solar heat during the day and warm covered plants at night, extending the growing season into early November.

“TREATING PAIN” Now Accepting: MEDICARE and MEDICAID 505-863-4199 • 1900 E. HWY 66 • 9am - 6pm

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Anatomy of a What you ought to know about wildfires

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he illness started as a simple itch in the back of my throat, an irritation only my subconscious noticed. By the following night, it had spread. I lay in my bed, my body writhing, my pores oozing, my teeth chattering. As my body fought with the aid of herbal tea, numbing lozenges and pain-killing pills, I lay docile, waiting for the temperature to drop and the misery to

On May 16, a pair of lightning bolts struck in the Gila National Forest igniting what would be known as the Whitewater-Baldy Complex Fire. For weeks, an army comprising 1200 firefighters, 10 hotshot crews, 30 engines, 27 water tenders, 4 bulldozers and 10 helicopters could not contain the fire, which still burns the brush of the Gila. Fortunately, the wildfire has not inflicted extensive damage on high-value resources such as houses, vehicles, and people. Unfortunately, it is scarring the hundreds of thousands of acres of the Gila National Forest – over two-and-a-half times the area of Albuquerque – temporarily closing the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and vacating the ghost town of Mogollon. Every year, around 100,000 wildfires burn four to five million acres of land in the

United States. These fires can travel at a pace of nearly 15 miles per hour. While some of these fires are beneficial for the ecosystem, rejuvenating the soil and agriculture, wildfires are often destructive forces that cause irreversible damage. Much like a human illness, the manner in which wildfires are caused, spread and prevented is methodical and complex.


First comes the ignition. Maybe you have not slept in days. Maybe your white blood count is down and you have not been eating your vegetables, not to mention your daily apple. Maybe it has not rained in months. Maybe the sun is cooking the already parched earth and the wind relentlessly wisps sage and whirls heat through the thin air. Fire should come as no surprise when all these ingredients – fuel, heat and oxygen – are in sufficient ratio. These ingredients are collectively named “the fire triangle.” Fire can only ignite where the fire triangle resides. If the fuel is sufficient to light a flame, the heat is intense enough to maintain a flame and oxygen is abundant enough to sustain a flame, then all that is needed is a spark.

Much like a human illness, the manner in which wildfires are caused, spread and prevented is methodical and complex.

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by Tyler Stuart

Wildfires start with ignition. The majority of fires are started because of human carelessness. However, some fires, like the one in the Gila, are naturally ignited by lightning or even sunlight. Fires in New Mexico are inevitable. With its dry climate and mountainous terrain, a single spark could ignite an inferno. This spark often finds flashy fuels, materials like grass, bark, or twigs that are easier to ignite than larger fuels like logs or trees.


If a disease or parasite has no tissue to destroy, by definition, it cannot persist. Once a fire is lit, it can inflict little damage unless it can sustain and expand itself. Various factors, including fuel, weather and topography determine the spread of the fire. Based on these factors, the fire could burn out in a matter hours or it could spread uncontrollably, damaging land, property and people. Weather is an important factor that affects the spread of fire. The reason it is such a great factor is because it controls the amount of moisture. Less moisture in the air and in the fuel expedites the ignition

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process. For this reason, New Mexico is a perfect environment for fires to blaze wild. The heat of the fire is often so great that it dries out the fuel before contact is made. Furthermore, wildfires often exceed a temperature of 1400 degrees Fahrenheit, far above the flash point of wood, 572 degrees Fahrenheit, at which point the substance bursts into flame, evidence of a chemical reaction. The size and shape, arrangement, and moisture content of the fuel determine the spread of the fire. New Mexico’s unique vegetation and landscape provides a highly unpredictable and sustainable spread of wildfire. The various dry fuels such as grass and sagebrush coupled with the hills and mesas create the quintessential wildfire environment, a nightmare for firefighters to extinguish.


While lying in bed, I could only hope that the arsenal of medication I ingested would, in time, extinguish the fire raging inside me. Sometimes drastic measures, heavy-duty equipment and time are the only ways to contain a conflagration. Firefighters use many methods to extinguish wildfires, all of which involve an attempted destruction of the fire triangle. Unless one of the sides of the triangle is depleted, the fire will continue to destroy. The most difficult of the three to hamper is the heat, which is why firefighters do not resort to cooling techniques when containing a wildfire. In order to lower a wildfire’s access to oxygen, firefighters propel water and flame retardant onto the fire from vehicles. Basically, fires are either good or bad. Bad fires change land, property and people for the worse. They destroy rather than protect. Yes, fires can protect. Not only are there prescribed fires which are initiated by officials to clear land of debris, fires are also used as a means of putting out fire. Maybe you wish you had prevented your illness with a vaccine. A vaccine contains a small dose of the disease you wish to avoid. Your body adapts and learns how best to contain and kill it, before the fuel it destroys is fuel you need to live. Maybe the fire feels like a mosquito in a nudist colony with the amount of fuel it is surrounded by. Firefighters often need to start strategic fires to kill fuels in the path of the wildfire. Hence, the saying: “Fight fire with fire.”


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Cibola National Forest’s Mt. Taylor District has begun Stage II Fire Restrictions Prohibitions include: 1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire. Exception: The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns, or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety. 2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. 3. Using an explosive. 4. Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 5. Operating a chainsaw, or other equipment powered by an internal combustion engine, is prohibited from 10 am to 6 pm. 6. Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order. They must meet either USDA Forest Service or appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice.

The true vaccines, being more preemptive than the method of containment, are prescribed fires. These fires, set legally by park officials, are set in order to minimize the potential threat of wildfires by eliminating debris and dry fuels.

7. Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.

Preventing wildfires is far more effective and simple than putting them out. Because careless humans tossing a lit cigarette or leaving a campfire unattended ignite the majority of wildfires, caring for the earth is the best way to prevent wildfires. Yes, wildfires like the one in the Gila will occasionally ignite without any human fault, but simply respecting Mother Nature can save land and lives.

8. Possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads, except when parking in and area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway, and except for parking overnight in Forest Service developed campgrounds and trailheads.

As sickness subsided, I regained strength and energy. I could do more than before. My body had fought and won a grueling battle. As the land in the Gila lie docile and decrepit, its soil will, with time, rejuvenate thanks to the relentless flames.

For updated information, go to or call 505 287-8833.

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my rambles.

By N. Haveman

I love the rugged landscape surrounding G-Town. The craggy and colorful hogback and towering walls of sandstone are probably my favorite – but I really like it all. I was talking to my buddy last night about how the beauty of Gallup sort of grows on you. You know what I mean? I mean, I grew up in Michigan and this place is WAY different. Anyway, my buddy said that he was so in love with the red rocks that he wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to live in a place where he couldn’t wake up, walk outside and see a big wall of red sandstone. I thought that was interesting. Mostly because, although I do love the landscape (as I said in sentence numero uno), I take it for granted all the time. My guess is that most of us do. It’s like that with most things . . . we get used to what we have until we don’t. I cut my pinky on a piece of broken glass not too long ago and had to wrap it in a rather large piece of gauze. I never realized how much I used that pinky until I couldn’t use it much. That was a good story. Now back to the beauty . . . We are so blessed to live in this gorgeous and rough country. As I said, I grew up in Michigan and there are some great things about the Mitten. The obvious being that we have babbling brooks, swift streams and a large number of lakes (I went for some major alliteration on that one). But seriously, we just don’t have much water around here and I miss that. However, I wouldn’t trade for it. Well, maybe I’d trade the sspring winds around here for some water . . . I guess I could probably do that one. The other thing about this place that I love is how big the sky seems. I don’t know how to explain it, but I swear the sky is bigger in New Mexico than it is in other places. I think it seems that way to me because it’s so barren here (in a good way, not like the surface of the moon or anything). Again, in Michigan, you almost get claustrophobic because of all the trees. Out here in Gallup you can see 360 degrees at all times. I love the clouds in the sky, too. Another friend of mine was talking about the sky and clouds when my wife and I first moved to town and I’ll always remember what he said. “In Gallup, we pray for clouds in the evening. Because when we get them, the sunsets God brings are the best in the world.” And that, my friends, is the truth. So, this month, please step outside with new eyes and look at the sky and clouds and rocks in a new way. Nay, in a thankful way. Until next time.



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While we celebrate our nation’s independence this 4th of July with fireworks, good food and friends, let us not forget those who have sacrificed and served in order to obtain and defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Below, Gallup-area veterans talk about what Independence Day means to them.

Bryan Kamps, MD U.S. Army Reserve 1997-1998, 396 Combat Support Hospital, Tuzla, Bosnia 2003-2004, 452nd Combat Support Hospital, Bagram, Afghanistan 2006, 3297th U.S. Army Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany Independence Day, to me, means celebrating our country’s independence and the military, which was directly responsible for gaining that independence and continues to ensure that it remains possible. We remember how much we owe to the military for what we enjoy in this country.

Levi Hale

Phillip G. Ramirez, Jr. New Mexico Army National Guard 2005-2006, Operation Iraqi Freedom It shows what a country can do when they put God first. One nation under God. Thank a veteran.


David Cuellar U.S. Army, 1966-1969 Vietnam II Corp, Central Highlands Independence Day means freedom and a new way of life.

U.S. Marine Corps, 2009-2012 Afghanistan The 4th of July is a day that many Americans take for granted . . . I take pride in knowing there will always be men and women willing to stand up and fight at a moment’s notice, willing to give it all.

Joe C. Zecca U.S. Navy 1951, Korea It means so much to have the choice to vote for who I want, worship as I please, to be able to walk the streets without fear, to choose friends. Freedom to be myself. Freedom from oppression.

Good Men Take some time to thank a Veteran today. Tooley Brown U.S. Navy, 1969-1972 Southeast Asia, Indochina

Felix Martinez U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970 Vietnam The 4th of July celebrates the day we became a free independent nation. Importance of freedom.

As a citizen I was caught up in the hoopla of both “cookouts” and “fireworks.” Now, as both a citizen and a vet, I perceive Independence Day as a holiday to remember those who both fought and gave their lives for freedom and justice.

Jeremiah Herrera Ronnie D. Brittain Army / National Guard, 1973 -1984 Southeast Asia, Vietnam Freedom for everyone to do what you wish to do, as long as it is constructive not destructive. We need to keep our country free for our grandchildren and their children when it comes time for them to become adults.

U.S. Marine Corps, 1997-2003 2 Tours in Middle East, 1 Tour in Africa, 3 Tours of West Pacific As a veteran, Independence Day is the reassurance of the check that I wrote, payable to the people of the United States of America, in the amount of one life, if necessary. It’s a celebration. The pride of being an American is amazing. I could never be anywhere else.

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July Schedule The El Morro Theatre will be closed for renovation for the months of June, July and part of August 2012. We still plan on having movies and activities for the children so please check our website at for the July schedule. We will list location and times. We would like to THANK ALL who support the venues and activities at the El Morro Theatre. Have a wonderful summer!

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By Brett Newberry AKA The Business Doctor

Brett is a CPA and Profitability Consultant with Newberry & Associates, Ltd. He has been a CPA and Business Consultant for more than 25 years in Gallup. His passion is to help the small business owner improve their business operations and impact their income and quality of life.

Food Stamp Fraud The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) began as the Food Stamp Program (FSP) in 1939, and was set up to aid low-income Americans during the Great Depression. In 1964, FSP got a makeover and adopted a way to get much-needed food to these Americans, a mechanism that became more commonly known as “food stamps.” The Food Stamp Act of 1977 fostered significant changes in program regulations, eligibility, and administration. In the 1990s, food stamps were overhauled once again, and SNAP benefits are now distributed on electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards instead of the easily transferred paper coupons. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) oversees SNAP via the state government agencies. Once an applicant is approved to receive food stamp benefits, he or she is issued an EBT card, which is essentially a debit card for purchasing food. Each month, a predetermined amount of food benefits is made available to the participant.

The disreputable salesperson rings up a small purchase, then adds an extra amount to the total that is deducted from the card. For example, the SNAP customer purchases a drink for $1.99, the cashier charges the EBT card $41.99, pockets $20 and hands $20 to the customer. In this way, a SNAP recipient receives funds that are designated for food purchases only. The customer is then free to use the cash however they want, and the salesperson pockets their share.

First Food Stamps, Washington D.C. April 1939

Food stamp recipients can use their benefits to purchase food at licensed stores, which include most grocery stores. The SNAP recipient swipes their EBT card at the cash register, just like a debit or credit card, and enters a PIN. The information is transferred to the processing facility to determine the validity of the card, the level of available benefits, and whether or not the retailer is authorized by the FNS. Participants can use SNAP to buy any food or food product for human consumption, and seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food. The types of items that may not be purchased with SNAP benefits include alcohol and tobacco; ready-made hot foods; vitamins; pet food; and non-food items. Though the use of EBT cards has helped curb the illegal trafficking of food stamp benefits, it has by no means eliminated it completely. Some SNAP recipients sell their EBT cards for cash for less than face value. This activity is known as food stamp trafficking. A common food stamp trafficking scheme is when a recipient of SNAP benefits uses their EBT card to obtain cash from a participating store.

The FNS uses the electronic “audit trail” from EBT transactions to identify trafficking and other suspicious activity. The Anti-Fraud Locator using EBT Retailer Transactions (ALERT) system monitors electronic transaction activity and identifies suspicious stores for analysis and investigation – a process sometimes known as data mining. According to a FNS SNAP trafficking fact sheet, of the 234,000 retailers on the program during Fiscal Year 2010, more than 14,000 were put on a watch list for further review by FNS compliance staff.

FNS has a dedicated team of more than 100 analysts and investigators across the country dedicated to SNAP retailer compliance. They analyze retailer data, conduct undercover investigations and process cases (including fines and administrative disqualifications) against violating retailers. In 2010, FNS investigators conducted more than 5,000 investigations of stores suspected of trafficking or other program violations. In 2010, 931 retailers were permanently disqualified from SNAP for trafficking and another 907 retailers were sanctioned for lesser violations. FNS also works with state law enforcement authorities to provide them with SNAP benefits that are used in sting operations, supporting antitrafficking actions at the local level. The move from easily misused paper food stamps to the digitally traceable EBT cards has resulted in a reduction in fraudulent misuse of SNAP benefits. But as fraudsters continue to race against technology, technology must stay one step ahead. Until next time, The Business Doctor

“Though the use of EBT cards has helped curb the illegal trafficking of food stamp benefits, it has by no means eliminated it completely.” 36

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by Patricia Darak

summer living

The children have gone to ground. Literally. One moment, they were playing in the backyard sandbox while screeching with laughter, and the next moment was eerily quiet. As soon as the silence drifted in through the patio doors, I was on my feet and heading toward their play area. They were gone. After about five minutes of walking around and calling their names, there was a ripple in the smooth surface of the sandbox. All three of them rose up out of the dust and began to shamble toward me with their arms outstretched. It looked very much like a mini zombie invasion. Then, all three broke into giggles and proceeded to shake off the excess sand. After a few moments of shaking, they were still covered with several inches of sandy dust.

Instead of letting them come inside and flop down onto the couch, I arranged for immediate showers. Before too long, layers of mud were swirling down the drain and skin was squeaky clean. When it came time to wash our youngest daughter’s hair, it took three attempts before all of the dirt came out. Next, when it was time to wash out the conditioner (very important for a lion’s mane like hers), I slid

my fingers through her slippery hair. My hand snagged on what I thought was a small twig, and I pulled it free. As I glanced down, the small twig unfurled its black legs. Before I hurled it to the floor and stomped on it, I saw a red hourglass shape on the abdomen and realized that I had held in my grasp a black widow spider. I tried to stifle a small scream; it didn’t work. I immediately rechecked her hair, but there was no more deadly wildlife to be found. So, after all three kids had been washed, dried, lotioned, detangled, and dressed, they trooped in to the dining room for a last snack, and then filed into the living room for a nice short cartoon before bedtime. The cartoon was over, teeth had been brushed, faces had been washed, and the bedrooms were silent except for the soft and even breathing of our much-loved, tucked-in-andread-to bundles of spent pure energy.

Of course, since it’s summer, we’ll be doing this (hopefully not the spider part) almost every day. I love summer. Sigh.

Dr. Lidio Rainaldi and Staff Welcomes to our Dental Team and Community

Dr. Erin Maille Montano, DDS

Rehoboth Christian School solicits applications for the following open positions within the Advancement Office:

•Development Officer -graphic designer experience preferred -data entry specialist -alumni relations coordinator

•Phonathon Manager

Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, St Louis University 2008 Doctorate in Dentistry, University of Missouri Kansas City 2012 Artist, Ranch-hand, Compassionate Dentist


Please send cover letter, resume & pastor’s recommendation (available on our webiste) to: Carol Bremer-Bennett, Superintendent Rehoboth Christian School PO Box 41, Rehoboth, NM 87322 or For more details on positions and to fill out an application go to:

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We have been meeting with Navajo Housing Authority to see if there is a possibility to renew our support services grant. We met with them in late June and are happy to report that we will eventually receive funds to support social services.

Our annual Mother Road Bicycle Classic is scheduled for Saturday, September 15. If you are interested in doing the medium length ride as a way of to develop confidence and endurance, please email me and we can set up a ride or two.

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We are also looking into the idea of several small community gatherings/tours to talk about our vision for this community and the surrounding communities. Until next month stay well and do good! We have been known to update our blog once in a while, it is found at I can be reached at

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

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om Rob Smith’s first novel Child 44 caught the attention of many readers when it was published in 2008. This novel tells the story of Leo Demidov, a hardened Soviet secret police officer who becomes disgraced from the state when he chooses his personal values over the state’s. This sounds extremely formulaic, but the novel spreads this action out over the course of a few exciting criminal investigations; it is an exciting read, thanks to Smith’s ability to plot and draw out tension through his narration. Child 44 even caught the eye of the committee awarding the Man Booker prize, it made the long list of candidates, and won several other prizes awarded to crime and thriller novels. Demidov returns in Smith’s latest novel Agent 6, and once again Demidov is shown crawling from the shell of a state’s agent and into a person who places personal values above the state’s. However, unlike Smith’s earlier novels, Demidov’s change in Agent 6

by Seth Weidenaar

involves his family and a degree of sentimentality, which flavors the novel in a unique way. Agent 6 begins in Moscow in 1950. Leo Demidov is a committed secret police agent given the task of training an agent who is less than ideal. During this training, Demidov reveals his ruthless nature. Shortly after this, Demidov begins to see the areas in which his life is desperately lacking; with this lack in mind he takes a risk by letting another person learn about himself. Smith crafts this long introduction by also weaving in a high-profile American communist who visits Moscow, and Demidov is given the task of escorting him around the city. The action in the introduction is reminiscent of Smith’s earlier novels, however, this tone changes as the novel moves out of the introduction.

During this second half of the novel, Smith stops developing Demidov as a flawed character seeking redemption and turns him into something of an action hero. The early section of Agent 6 takes place fifteen years after the introduction. Demidov is now married to Raisa; they have adopted two daughters, Elena and Zoya. Demidov no longer works for the Soviet secret police; instead he manages a factory and has taken up the role of a family man. Raisa has been charged with escorting a group of Soviet high school students to New York City, where they will perform a concert with several American high school students. Before they leave on the trip, Demidov finds the diary of Elena, and his past as a secret police agent comes back to him. He desperately wants to read the diary, but he does not. He now values Elena’s trust over the knowledge of her actions. By not reading the diary, Demidov misses Elena’s intentions and those intentions fuel the remainder of the novel. Here the plot takes a dramatic twist, which I will not reveal, however the second half of the novel finds Demidov living in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1980. Demidov again works for the Soviet government, and he is thrust into several unimaginable situations. One of the situations sends Demidov to New York City, where he eventually meets with the illusive Agent Six who gives his name to the novel. These situations may be unimaginable, but they are entertaining and exciting. During this second half of the novel, Smith stops developing Demidov as a flawed character seeking redemption and turns him into something of an action hero. Except this action hero is fueled by sentimental visions. This is a bit disappointing due to Smith’s work in developing Demidov in his earlier novels. However, Smith is still very successful capturing the paranoia of the world during the cold war. Smith especially captures the paranoia of the Soviet state; a state willing to place elaborate surveillance upon their own ordinary citizens makes a perfect society for spy fiction, just ask John le Carré. First-rate thriller novels use the same techniques as first rate spy novels. They both need to be well plotted, full of tension in the narrative, and enough of the human condition to make the characters relatable. Tom Rob Smith is more than capable of plotting a wonderfully complex novel full of tension. However, in Agent 6 Leo Demidov loses his relatable nature. Instead of a thriller that makes the reader think about the situations of human frailty like his earlier novels, Agent 6 is a page-turner best read on a vacation. While I was a bit disappointed with the novel as a whole, it was a great read while I relaxed on the shores of a lake with my family. This seems to be the best use of this novel; check it out and let it accompany you on your summer travels. Perhaps you will be thankful that your travel is not nearly as wrought with difficulty as Demidov’s Soviet era travel.

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When you finish these puzzles, bring them to our NEW office at 202 East Hill Avenue or drop them in the white mailbox out front if we’re not here. Make sure to include your name!

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JUly ArtsCrawl Historic



Sa t u r da y , J u l y 1 4 , 7 - 9 p m In addition to the shops and galleries that will be open for ArtsCrawl, Coal Avenue will be closed between 2nd and 3rd Streets, where local artists Joe and Gina Eby will be creating live art and Foundations of Freedom belly dance group and local band, WINGINIT, will be performing live on the street.

Live Art & Music in the Street! PARTICIPATING VENUES

HealinGifts & Dragon World 106 W. Coal Ave.

HealinGifts: unique herbs, supplements, incense and crystals. Come and try a free five-minute reiki healing with Karee Bowers. Dragon World: oriental gifts such as swords, nun chucks, jewelry, lucky bamboo, geisha dolls, and crystals.

Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille 107 W. Coal Ave.

Entertainment and great sports and music memorabilia, over 3000 signed pieces!

Foundations of Freedom 115 W. Coal Ave.

Capoeira roda at 7:30 pm. Come in and watch, play Brazilian instruments, or practice ‘playing’ Capoeira with the group. Music and songs in Portuguese will be accompanied with players performing martial arts, dance, and acrobatics.

ART123, 23 W. Coal Ave.

“The World from a Gay Perspective” by Jeremy Yazzie. Original paintings, DJ Skoob, and pancakes!

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-akind and handmade. Featuring new paintings by Jay Dickens, Robert Martinez and Floyd Nelson, contemporary bead jewelry by Frances Martinez, and beadwork by Lionel Yazzie.

The Coffee House 203 W. Coal Ave.

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

Downtown Conference Center 204 W. Coal Ave.

Local artist marketplace featuring live performances.

Beeman Jewelry Design 211 W. Coal Ave.

Hand-made, one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry created by John Beeman. Featuring the new website with streaming video in the shop and a web address for anyone interested.

Makeshift Gallery 213 W. Coal Ave.

Featuring unique metal craft by a mystery blacksmith. Come and see art like you have never seen it before! Perfect gifts for those who live in the West.


A. Tori 13th Studio TM

213 W. Coal Ave.

“Queen of the Tides” new mixed media sculpture by Aubrey Victoria Touchman and photography by Brian Pierce. The studio can be accessed via Makeshift Gallery or through the back alley.

Windsong Studio 233 West Coal Ave.

High-end family, commercial, and portrait photography with plenty props and backgrounds to meet your individual needs, at affordable prices! Stop in and enter your name in the draw!

The Industry Gallery 226 W Coal Ave.

Come enjoy the works of a mystery show and mystery artist.

Cheap-O-Depot Books and Things 227 W. Coal Ave.

Going out of business sale, lots of books in stock including a collection of art books.

Bill Malone Trading Company 235 W. Coal Ave.

Traditional Native American art including jewelry, rugs, and more! Many local artists will be doing demonstrations.

Youth Art Display 305 S. Second Street

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

Camille’s Sidewalk Café 306 S. Second Street

Live acoustic performance by local band Fiasco from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

That’s Sew Right 102 S. Second Street

Sewing alterations, princess dresses, customized traditional clothing and Native ware for women and girls as well as men’s ribbon shirts, and jewelry.

Angela’s Café 201 E. Highway 66

Come for food, drink, music, art, and a beautiful atmosphere in the historic train station.

Lot 66 Décor 201 W. Highway 66

We buy and sell most anything – new or used. Home furnishings, antiques, furniture and more! Receive 10% off with this flyer!

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How many times have you walked by a tree loaded with unpicked fruit left to rot on the tree and thought – What a waste? Well, fear not! Gallup Community Fruit Harvest is a new local organization that ensures that fruit in Gallup doesn’t go to waste. The idea behind it should tug at the heart of every communityminded person: When fruit tree owners can’t harvest their bounty, Gallup Community Fruit Harvest will send out a team of volunteers to do it for them, including the disposal of fallen fruit into a local compost pile. After harvesting we will give one fourth of the harvest to the fruit tree owner, another fourth to a local agency who could benefit from the fruit, share another fourth with the volunteer harvesters, and sell another fourth to support our program. It’s a win-win-win-win situation, uniting Gallup area residents who could benefit from organic produce with fruit tree owners who have more than they can use! Besides harvesting unwanted fruit, Gallup Community Fruit Harvest would like to encourage more residents to incorporate fruit trees, vines, and bushes into their residential landscapes. In the future we hope to offer free fruit tree pruning to our tree donors and classes in tree selection, planting, and care. Fruit canning and drying classes are also in the works! So . . . Do you live in Gallup or a surrounding community and have a pesticide-free fruit tree, grape vine, or berry bush in your yard that you do not harvest? The value of the donated fruit can be claimed as a charitable deduction for tax purposes. Fruit tree owners are exempt from liability for injuries to harvesters who are collecting fruit on their property for donation to others by the federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act of 1996. Do you know of a fruit tree, vine, or bush in your neighborhood that Gallup Community Fruit Harvest should be aware of? Let us know the location and we will contact the owners. Would you like to volunteer your services as a harvester? If you answered YES! to any of the above, please send an email to or call Pam at 505-879-2424 and she will provide you with all the information you need to become a part of the Gallup Community Fruit Harvest. Gallup Community Fruit Harvest creates opportunities for sharing. We encourage you to share the bounty of your fruit trees with others in the Gallup community!

Tom, Kenworth, Galveston & Cody


Gallup Community Fruit Harvest WE WILL PICK YOUR FRUIT! 505-879-2424

275 Fruit Trees coming to

Community Pantry’s

“Hope Garden”

1 of 4 Greenhouses

275 apple, pear, cherry, plum, and cottonwood trees will be planted at Gallup’s Community Pantry. The trees are just one component of the Pantry’s “Hope Garden” project, which also grows vegetables in four greenhouses and the surrounding land. The concept of “Hope Garden” was originally conceived by the late Jim Harlin, who envisioned the Pantry as not just a food distribution center, but also as an agricultural producing entity. Funding for the project was made possible in part by the generous contributions of a volunteer group from a Presbyterian Church in Doylestown, PA.

Large rainwater collection system

Currently, master gardener, Tom Kaczmarek, and work crews are doing rock terracing to shape the two acres of land around the Pantry for installation of the trees. They also hope to eventually create a park-like atmosphere for aesthetic and walking enjoyment throughout the garden. 28,000 gallons of rainwater can be collected from the Pantry’s large roof, and drip irrigation systems deliver the water throughout the garden. City water can also be used to insure the life of the garden when rains are slim. Coalitions with the City, County, and Navajo Nation have helped with different components of the garden, but the bulk of funding and work has been done through the Pantry itself and its donors.

The Community Pantry p 505.726.8068 f 505.726.9022 1130 East Hasler Valley Road Gallup, NM 87305 Hours of Operation Tuesday – Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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Lots of rock work has created terraces where fruit trees will be planted.

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TOWN Historic Downtown Walking Tours / Mountain Bike Tours

Gallup Family Fitness Series Gallup Triathlon: Run Bike, Swim Saturday, July 21 at 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. Here’s the breakdown: Swim: 3 lengths of the pool (really young ones are welcome to do one length with help)
 Bike: 2-mile loop behind the track (off the road, no cars or lights to worry about)
 Run: 1 lap around the track to the finish 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. Registration will take place at the Gallup Aquatic Center from 7:30 to 8:00 am. The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family (up to four), unless you’ve already registered for the series and then it’s FREE. Registration fee includes participation in all GFFS events through October, along with a series T-shirt and post-event snacks. For more information on the Gallup Triathlon check out their website at And for more details about the Gallup Family Fitness Series, go to

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about the local trails but never had the chance to get out on them? Or have you been hiking them for years and wonder what it’s like to bike them but can’t spend the cash on a bike? In town for just the summer and want to ride, but don’t have your bike? Do you have family or friends coming from out of town and wonder what attractions and activities to show them locally? Ever curious about the origins of some of those old buildings downtown? Who built them? What did they house? The Gallup Business Improvement District, Inc. and the Gallup Cultural Center have teamed up this summer to bring you the FREE “Historic Downtown Walking Tours” and the “Downtown to Dirt” mountain bike tours to help you find the answers to those questions and more. The downtown walking tours, which start in front of the Gallup Cultural Center, have been running Tuesday through Saturday since June 9 and will run until August 25. The Tuesday and Wednesday tours begin at 10 am and the Thursday through Saturday tours begin at 6 pm. The evening tours will end at the Nightly Indian Dances in the Courthouse Square. Both the morning and evening tours are led by local teachers and last about 45 minutes. The mountain bike tours are every Saturday at 9am and also leave from the Gallup Cultural Center. There is a $10 charge for the rental of a bike and a helmet, so you can experience the trails without having to buy a bike, though we are hoping you like it so much you will buy one this weekend! The tours are guided by local mountain bike enthusiasts and will last around 2 hours, including the drive to and from the Gamerco Trailhead of the High Desert Trail System. There are only 5 bikes available for rent, so make your reservations now by calling Greg at (505) 862-9344. For more information on the downtown walking tours and the mountain bike tours, call (505) 862-9344 or (505) 863-4131. See you downtown or on the trail!

Gallup Community Concert Association 2012-2013 Membership Drive The Gallup Community Concert Association is getting geared up for another great season. The 2012-2013 concert schedule is coming together and memberships are being sold. Get excited for the following entertaining exhibitions of talent and fun and then read below to find out how you can attend!

Membership for all 5 Concerts is as follows: Adult Memberships @ $40.00 each Student (school age) @ $15.00 each Family Membership (2 adults + school age kids) @ $90.00 each Single-Parent Family (1 adult + school age kids) @ 50.00 each

Concerts for the 2012-2013 series are as follows: 10/16/12—Home Free, young a cappella vocalists 12/13/12—Intersection, violin, cello and piano trio 02/06/13—The Hunts, family of nine musicians and dancers 03/16/13—Ilya Yakushev, young Russian pianist 05/22/13—Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver, the ultimate tribute experience Concerts begin at 7:00 pm and are held at the Gallup High School Kenneth Holloway Performing Arts Auditorium.

Memberships can be mailed to: Gallup Community Concert Association, 3708 Zia Drive, Gallup, NM 87301


Please include your name, mailing address, names of children (if applicable) and check to the above address. A season membership entitles bearer to attend all Community Concert performances in the immediate Four Corners area. Follow GCCA on Facebook. For more information please contact Antoinette Neff at 505 862-3239 or email at

87301 Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey & Joe

Book Signing at Comfort Suites Saturday, July 7, 10 am - 12 pm & 5-7 pm

Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey & Joe presents a fresh perspective on the Korean War as experienced by two prisoners of war. Vincent H. Okamoto’s detailed account transports readers to a Korea that few have experienced and even fewer have survived. Witness the friendship develop between two very different individuals faced with relentless wartime conditions. Based on a true story, Okamoto vividly details the horrors of war through the experience of surviving a death camp and the challenges of coming home to readjust to civilian life.

Uplift Community School

Uplift Community School has landed! The site for Gallup’s first elementary charter school is at 405 NM Highway 564. The Uplift Community School office is temporarily located at 101 Clark Street, and our office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 am to 2 pm. Parents, if you are looking for an alternative educational experience for your child, consider Uplift Community School and our Expeditionary Learning educational approach! Enrollment for students entering grades K-4 is ongoing, however space is limited. Request forms are available online at www. or on the community board at the Octavia Fellin Public Library Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec). You can also stop by our office.

The story of Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura and Joe Annello is a testament to tenacity, courage, friendship and faith. Okamoto worked closely with Hershey and Joe to gain insight and perspective into their harrowing wartime account. Their experiences and memories of the Korean War illustrate how they challenged relentless adversity to nurture a friendship that still thrives today. On Saturday, July 7 at Comfort Suites in Gallup, join Hershey Miyamura, Joe Annello and Vincent Okamoto for a special book-signing event. Navajo Code Talkers will also be in attendance. Come and get your signed copy of Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey & Joe between 10 am and 12 pm and from 5 to 7 pm.

Elementary Teachers, if you would like to work with a team of dedicated and professional educators, consider applying for a position with Uplift Community School. Uplift is seeking teachers who exemplify initiative, collaboration, and a commitment to learning and implementing the EL approach. Dual licensure, gifted, and/or TESOL endorsements are preferred.  Submit your resume, cover letter, and a copy of your licensure to  

It’s Summer! Picnics, Parks, Plastic, Paper By Betsy Windisch Oh the crazy, hazy days of summer. A time for taking family picnics and holding outdoor parties. Family travels to state and national parks, or to a favorite local playground, or a scenic spot. It seems that during the summer months we purchase a lot of paper and plastic that are marketed as throwaway items. Napkins, cups, plates, and plastic ware are tossed into the trash with wanton abandon. Let’s start with the purchase. When purchasing these items, look for the recycling symbol on the packaging. Do the best you can. Ask the grocer to stock items made from recycled materials! Plastic packaging with 2s and 4s can be recycled in town! The bins at Albertson’s accept both 2s and 4s. Much plastic wrap will have to be tossed: not the right plastic type or no number is given. When in doubt - throw it out. Greyboard is the cardboard that has been recycled before. It is used for paper egg cartons, cereal and cracker boxes, beverage carriers, and so much more. This material can be taken to the Community Pantry.

In addition, look for plates, cups and utensils that are made from corn starch; these will compost naturally (even in a landfill) or in your compost bin. If they get picked up by a local creature or critter, the animal will not be harmed. A little fiber is good for everyone! After use, consider the product. If it is paper it can be tossed in your campfire (if you are allowed to have one in this season of drought) or put it in your compost. Those plastic knives / forks / spoons, and sometimes plates and cups, can all be washed and re-used for your next party or outdoor adventure. Many of these hardy plastics can go in your dishwasher. Certainly some yucky items should be tossed. Cracked or broken utensils definitely. Styrofoam, unfortunately in this area, cannot be recycled. Make your family motto this summer – Think Before We Toss!

July Is Goathead Awareness Month When dogs get together, wonder what they talk about? They talk about why people don’t get rid of the goatheads in their yards.

eradication day. 6. Mobilize local organizations to join the campaign against goatheads.

What you can do: 1. Learn to recognize them. 2. Eradicate them when they are small. 3. Teach your children to recognize them and uproot them. 4. Join people on your street to make it goathead free. 5. Identify places where they are rampant and hold a neighborhood goathead

Remember: • They are easiest to pull when they are small, before they get flowers. • Even when they are mature, they are easiest to pull right after a rain. • When they are mature, the best tool to use is a weed digger with a V-shaped tip. • Every mature goathead you uproot this year is a hundred less next year.

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


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. Codependents Anonymous, 6pm at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz at 863-5928. “Teen Survivors of Dating and Domestic Violence” support group meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Info: 722-6389. Sustainable Energy Board meeting in the Mayor’s Conference Room, 3-5pm, on the fourth Monday of each month. For info/agenda, email 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. Family Game Night at Octavia Fellin Public Library’s main branch at 5:30 pm. Habitat for Humanity Gallup meetings TBA. Call Bill at 722-4226 for more information. Volunteers needed Tai-Chi-Chuan at the Old School Gallery, 5:00 pm. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Monika Gauderon at 7753045.

Fox Run Golf Course has summer hours: 7am-8:30pm (except for Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am-8:30pm). Tournament Schedule for July: 7/4 4th of July Tournament, 7/7 Elks’ Tournament, 7/15 GHS Dance Team, 7/22 Memorial Tournament, 7/29 Chamber of Commerce Skills Challenge. Summer hours: 7am-8:30pm (except for Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am-8:30pm). For more information, call 863-9224.

July at Octavia Fellin Library Free Computer Classes Seating is limited to 7 participants. Please call 863-1291 to register for classes. July 10—Basic I, 12-2 pm July 11—Intro to the Internet, 11-2 pm July 12—Basic II, 12-2 pm July 17—Basic I, 12-2 pm July 18—Basic II, 2-4 pm July 24—Intro to the Internet, 2-5 pm July 26—Intro to the Internet, 5-8 pm Quentin Tarantino Film Series Wednesdays starting at 5:30 pm. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by the Gallup Film Foundation. Call 863-1291 for more information. July 5 (Thursday night)—Reservoir Dogs July 11—Pulp Fiction July 18—From Dusk Till Dawn July 25—Inglorious Basterds For Teens at the Children’s Library Games Every Friday at 3 pm (registration required to attend). Call 726-6120 for more information. July 6: Life-Sized Game of Life July 13: Vampire Murder Mystery July 20: Wrap-Up Party.


RMCHCS sponsors a GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP for people who have suffered a significant loss through death, illness, divorce, or relocation. The sessions will be each Monday evening from June 11 to July 16 from 7 to 9 pm. This 6 week group is free of charge and will be held at Rehoboth Hospital. Please pre-register for the group by calling Chaplain Kris Pikaart at 863-7140.


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.


True Hoops Basketball Camp and Day Camp presented by True Hoops Ministries, Rehoboth Christian School, and Constock Christian Reformed Church at Rehoboth Sports and Fitness Center, July 16-18, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm for ages 8-17 years old. Registration is FREE. For more information call Adrian Pete at 505-879-6899.

AUGUST 5 The Gallup Slavic Lodges is hosting their annual POLKA PICNIC on August 5 at the Wildlife Picnic Grounds, located in McGaffey, from 12 noon until 5 pm. Traditional Slavic food will be served from 12 pm to 2 pm. Please purchase your tickets in advance (no later than July 31st). $20 Adult (12 and up); $10 Children (ages 6-11), under 5 Free. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate and will have an additional charge of $5 more per person adult or child. Tickets are now available by contacting: Shirley Baker 505-863-5555, Darlene Yocham 505-863-5773/505-862-1990, Misty Tolson 505-879-2804, Katie Bolf 505-863-6402 / 505-8705172.



Puppet Theater (ages 1-3) 12 noon, 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. Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:15 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Steph Asper (717) 357-0231 . Adult chess club at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup, 5-7pm. 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.

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Cancer support group, for information call 8633075 or 863-6140. Movie Madness (ages 9-13) 4:00pm 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.

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.

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

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.

Tai-Chi-Chuan, taught by Monika Gauderon at RMCH Vanden Bosch Clinic, 5:00 pm. Beginners are welcome. For more information, contact Monika Gauderon at 775-3045.

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

Capoeira classes offered at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio, beginner 6-7pm, intermediate, 7-8:30pm. $5 (first class FREE). For more information, call Chelsea at 808 3441417, email or visit Overeaters Anonymous meeting for beginners @ 6 pm. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. Info: Linda (505) 863-6042.

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. Meditation Circle. All faiths welcome. Free. Time to get connected, get focused, let us meditate. 7pm. Limited space. Please RSVP leave message (Maria) HealinGifts Holistic Shoppe/Wellness Center 106 W. Coal Ave., downtown Gallup. For information, call 505 863-3772.







24th Annual Fourth of July PRCA ProRodeo kicks off its freedom celebration with Creedence Clearwater Revisited in concert at Dean C. Jackson Arena in Window Rock at 9:00 pm. Featuring a professional fireworks display and a showcase of athleticism of the professional cowboys and cowgirls of the ProRodeo circuit. James & Ernie Comedy Duo will perform at 7:30 pm. For more information visit http://www.navajonationfair. com or like the Navajo Nation Fair’s facebook page. You may also call 928-871-7941 or 928871-6642.

Christmas in July at Gallup Service Mart! Dresden Plate Table Topper workshop, 6-9 pm. $15.00 includes pattern. Learn how to make a table topper to brighten your table for any occasion. Fast and simple. A surprise bonus will be given to each student. Please pre-register by calling 722-9414. Christmas in July at Gallup Service Mart! Western Boot Stocking workshop, 6-9 pm. Class is $15, $10 for pattern. This charming cowboy boot stocking will excite any little wrangler and bring a twinkle to Santa’s eye. Please pre-register by calling 722-9414.


Christmas in July at Gallup Service Mart! Cathedral Window Christmas Ornament workshop, 6-9 pm. $15 includes pattern. Everyone has been interested in doing a Cathedral Window Quilt but was afraid to attempt one. We are excited to bring you a class using the Cathedral Window technique to make a Christmas Ornament. Please pre-register by calling 722-9414.


“Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration” at Gallup Sports Complex, 12 noon to 10 pm. Come enjoy free watermelon, food booths, game booths, country and rock bands, hip hop DJs, face painting, jumpers, Gourd Dance, fireworks and more! For more information and booth space information, please call Clear Channel Radio at 505 863-9391. 2012 Teen Wellness Conference at Gallup Inn (formerly the Howard Johnson Hotel), July 18 & 19, 8:00am-4:45pm. This is a FREE Event! FREE Health Screenings! Door Prizes! Every participant will receive a FREE Bag! If you would like more information, to pre-register, or would like to set up a health booth, please contact us at 505-722-1741. ADD US on Facebook: www. Tohatchi Health Center 2012 Health Fair, 1:00-5:00pm at Tohatchi Health Center. Health Fair will coincide with the JUST MOVE IT event being held at the Tohatchi Health Center, registration starts at 4:30pm. We will have FREE health screenings, educational booths, door prizes and refreshments! Activities and fun for all ages! If you would like more information or would like to set up a booth, please call Jeremy at 505-7338332.

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ONGOING Out of This World Crafts (ages 9-13) 4:00pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 7266120. Moms Supporting Moms at Church Rock School, 9-11:30am. 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. Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:20 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Gene at 505-728-8416. 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. Divorce Care Support Group, Thursdays at 7pm. Location to be determined. For more information, call or email Dan at 505 878-2821 or


Capoeira classes offered at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio, beginner & intermediate, 7-8:30pm. $5 (first class FREE). For more information, call Chelsea at 808 344-1417. Zumba Fitness Dance Class at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio (115 W. Coal) at 6:30pm. For more information email or call Stephanie at (814) 282-6502.



Teen Games (registration required) 4:00pm at Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 11 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, the Children’s Library. For more information, library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928. call 726-6120. Capoeira Classes at Foundations of Freedom Dance Studio. Kids’ class 11:30 am-1 pm. $5 (first class Sports Page hosting GLBT Night every FREE!) For information, contact Chelsea 808-344-1417, email or visit www. Friday! Friday nights will be a place to ebrate and be yourself! For more information contact: Raiff Arviso;, Children’s Library Events: 10:30am Mother Goose on the Loose Story Time (ages 1-5) , 2pm Special Family Sports Page - 1400 S. 2nd St, Gallup, NM Program. For more information, call 726-6120. (505) 722-3853. 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.

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@

Summer Belly Dance classes begin June 8th! Beginning Belly: 5:30 - 6:30pm & Continuing/Advanced Belly Dance: 6:30 Habitat for Humanity Yards Sales every Sat., 10am to 12pm, Warehouse Lane: doors, tile, shingles, sinks, shower, 7:30pm. There is a non-refundable registration shades, ceiling fan, lights, exercise bikes, etc. Call Bill 505-722-4226 for info. Re-modeler’s & contractor’s fee of $10 and each class is $5. Classes are donations accepted. held @ F.O.F Dance Studio, 115 W. Coal Ave. For more info., contact Leaf at 722-2491.

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. For more information call 863-4695. 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.



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1st Beginners Class at Gallup Bull Fighting & Bull Riding Service Mart, 6-9 pm. $45 for the three-month Clinic, July 13 & 14 at Aspen Canyon Arena class. Please pre-register by calling 722-9414. in Oaksprings, AZ. Beginners welcome (ages 13 and up). For more information, call (505) 2nd Thursday of the month Survivors of 728-8702. Homicide Support Group meets 6-8pm. For more information, call Deborah YellowhorseCrownpoint Rug Weavers Association Brown at 870-6126. Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School. Viewing 4:00-6:30pm, auction The RMCHCS Breastfeeding Support Group 7:00-10:00pm. For more information, visit will meet at 7 pm on 2nd Thursday of each month in the RMCH Library – 2nd Floor. For more information, please call Mary Ippel at 505-863-7025.

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.)

July 14 – Area 4, Southeast - All Areas East of 2nd St. to Verdi Dr./South of Hwy. 66 to the boundaries of Philipina Ave. & Country Club Dr. For more information, contact Solid Waste Department at 505 863-1212.


Gallup Farmers’ Market every Saturday from July 7 through October in the Downtown Walkway between Coal and Aztec, 8:30-11:30 am. For more information, call Carole at 505 713-2333. Book signing and meet & greet with Hershey Miyamura, Joseph Annello and Vincent Okamoto, author of Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey & Joe, at Comfort Suites (3940 E. Highway 66), 10am-12pm and 5-7pm. For more information, read G-Town article.


Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary at the Children’s Library. The Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary’s Ambassador Wolves will visit the library at 2:00 pm. Families are invited to meet the wolves and learn about wolf preservation. For more information, call 726-6120.


ArtsCrawl, Downtown Gallup, 7-9pm. See page for complete schedule of events. Gallup Triathlon For details, contact or visit

Gallup Family Fitness Series is pairing up with the Gallup Triathlon to offer a family-friendly, non-competitive alternative alongside the competitive race. Registration is at 7:30-8:00 am at Gallup Aquatic Center. For more information, visit or read G-Town article. Zumba Fitness Party at Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center. $15/adult and $5/kid. Something for everyone. Healthy snacks available. Join the party with instructors Pam Montano and Natalie Loftin Bell. All proceeds benefit St. Francis School. Information contact or call (505) 863-3145. Storyteller Sean Etigson at the Children’s Library. At 2:00 pm the library will host Albuquerque storyteller Sean Etigson who plays guitar, sings and tells hilarious tales from around the world.

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 8am-5pm 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 505-863-3377 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

FREE Historic Downtown Walking Tours are offered Tuesday-Wednesday at 10 am and Thursday-Saturday at 6 pm. Tours leave from the Gallup Cultural Center and last about 45 minutes. Mountain Bike Tours begin at 9am every Saturday and leave from the Gallup Cultural Center. There is a $10 charge for bike and helmet rental and tours will last about 2 hours. Make reservations by calling (505) 862-9344. For more information on the downtown walking tours and the mountain bike tours, call (505) 862-9344 or (505) 863-4131 and read G-Town article.

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Opinion Poll 1) What do you like to do on a summer night? 2) What does Independence Day mean to you? 3) Do you play with fireworks on the 4th of July? 4) If you could spend one day with a singer, who would it be?

Phoebe 1. Lying in front of the air conditioner with my favorite movie on. 2. Free hotdogs! 3. No, take cover and get my ear plugs 4. Opera singer Cecilia B

Rechelle 1. Drinking iced tea, while looking at the night sky. 2. Free to fulfill my dreams and choices. 3. I buy them, but mainly watch my brothers light them up and mess around with them. 4. That's easy, people who know me... will know I will say Reba McEntire!! Randy 1. Crayfish or crawdad, e'crevisse catching and watching Elvis presely in "Craw Fish" (King Creole). 2. I like the movie, Will Smith is in it. 3. No, don't care for them actually. 4. Frank Sinatra, I would like to start a cover band as the lead singer.



Michele 1. Sit outside and enjoy the evening. 2. Independence as a nation and time to be with family. 3. No! 4. Barbara Streisand

Donavan 1. Baseball 2. Will Smith 3. Yes all day! 4. Lady Gaga

Tyler 1. play with puppies 2. Fireworks!!!! 3. No, too young 4. UH, I don't know?

Zulian 1. Watching movies. 2. Going to see the fireworks. 3. No 4. Stevie Nicks

Bryant 1. The Shalimar 2. Fighting Aliens 3. Yes! All day! 4. Pueblo Country

Raymond 1. Watch TV 2. Fireworks 3. No 4. Luke Bryan

Gallup Senior of the Month

Carolyn Cresto

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Carolyn Cresto came to Gallup 50 years ago, with her young family, to be closer to her parents. For the past 42 years, she has been running a daycare out of her home. She loves children and has now cared for two generations of Gallupians. In this town, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a friend or relative who Carolyn has taken care of. In addition to taking care of children, she likes to cook and garden. She’s a good neighbor and is active in her church, East Aztec Baptist. Carolyn calls herself a “desert rat” and enjoys all of Gallup – the different people, the food, and the red rocks. This Gallup Senior of the Month is sponsored by the Rosebrough Law Firm

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Chester 1. Work because it's cooler. 2. Day of celebration. 3. Yes 4. Gary Stewart

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James 1. Sell stuff at the Gallup Nightly Indian dances. 2. Celebration! 3. No 4. I don't know, too many to choose?


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Bono 1. Ride wild horses. 2. It’s the name of love, a nation’s new year’s day, that I will celebrate with or without you. 3. Only where the streets have no name (out of town). 4. Um...I still haven’t found what I’m looking for in that regard.


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L I F E The Game

START You Decided to Hike Pyramid Rock. Good Job. Roll Again.

FINISH You win.

Whose Turn Is It @ a 4 way Stop. You Are Confused. Go Back to START.

You Decided to Run for Politcal Office. Go Back To START.

You Decided To Do A Gallup Family Fitness Series Event! ROLL AGAIN.

You forgot about your Car Title Loan.

Train Crossing! YOU MUST STOP HERE.

Wife can’t find car? GO TO DOGHOUSE!

You Got Some Awesome Deals at OH NO! the Flea Market! Go To CASINO. Roll Again! Lose Money. Lose A Turn.

You Won at The Casino! Yeah! Guess What Happens Next? Go Back One Space.

Rules: 1. Cut Out Your Favorite New Mexico Critter Game Piece

You Ran a Red Light. You Didn’t Get Caught or Hit Anyone. But You Are Still Not Intelligent. Lose A Turn.

You Decided To Go to ArtsCrawl on July 14. Had a Good Time. Roll Again.

2. Use Cut Out Die

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You Just Moved Here For a Job and Don’t Like Green or Red Chile. Go To Doghouse.

You Went To W-Mart on Saturday! Spent 1 Hour Looking for Parking. Go Back 1 Space. You Have Lots Of Talent but are Lazy. Go Back To Train Crossing.

You Took Your Kids Fishing. Didn’t Litter. Good Job! Roll Again. You Show Up On Time and Work Hard at Your Job. Roll Again.

You Ate 12 Pieces Of Frybread with Spam. Not Feeling Good. GO TO DOGHOUSE!

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5. LaVon Clark of Gallup and her sister, Linda Marquez of Texas, read the Journey (as another dude looks on intently) at the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.


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Opera and Wine Social

Wednesday, July 18 • 7pm • $20/ticket Gallup Cultural Center

Opera Dinner

Friday, July 27 • 6:30 pm • $100/ticket Elks Lodge

Gianni Schicchi

Thursday, August 2 • 5:30 pm Navajo Nation Museum

Main Stage Performance “Gianni Schicchi”

Saturday, August 4 • 7pm • $20 Gallup High School Ken Holloway Auditorium For Ticket Information:

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This Is My Job:

Youth Conservation Corps


Gallup Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) employs an average of 50 youth, ages 14 to 24, from all over McKinley County. Corps members rise early, meeting for the day’s work at 7:00 am. They meet at Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, prepared with protective clothing, a healthy lunch, and at least a gallon of water. From there, they disperse to various worksites throughout the area. YCC members are involved in a variety of projects that have improved the quality of life in and around Gallup. Local trails and safe routes to schools provide walking trails between public facilities and neighborhoods. Community gardens have been developed and maintained by Corps members, as have many hiking/biking trails in town and in the Zuni Mountains. YCC also provides support to the Gallup Family Fitness Series. Director, Karl Lohmann, sums it up this way: “Trash, Trails, Trees, Tributaries (that is, erosion control and drainage), and Training.” For Steven McCright (16), Johnnie Thompson (17), and Tia Tso (18), YCC has been an educational and rewarding job. Steven works most often on the wall at the Community Pantry and the community garden near the Juvenile Detention Center; Johnnie maintains trails in the National Forest; and Tia, now in her fifth year with YCC, is a supervisor in several locations. While the manual labor and heat are exhausting at times, these Corps members recognize many benefits to the work they are doing – not only for the community, but also for themselves, personally. Their daily responsibilities allow them to stay fit and active, help to create self-discipline, and teach them about their natural surroundings and how to use a number of tools.

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE • protective clothing: long-sleeves, pants, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, steel-toe boots • water – at least a gallon per day per person • healthy lunch • tools: shovel, rock bar, pick, wheelbarrow, sledge hammer

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PHOTO: Steven McCright, Johnnie Thompson and Tia Tso are three dedicated members of Gallup YCC

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Gallup Journey July 2012  

The free, community magazine about peope and places in and around Gallup, New Mexico.

Gallup Journey July 2012  

The free, community magazine about peope and places in and around Gallup, New Mexico.