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grew up near an apple orchard. Actually, the land that surrounded our house on two sides was row beyond row beyond row of apple trees. Now, you might think I was super-lucky to have had all of those apples at my disposal growing up; and in some respects, I was. But, at the same time, the apple trees were, for the most part, Red and Double Red Delicious – to this day, my least favorite apple. Thankfully, we had two really old Macintosh trees, one in the front yard and one in the back yard. Not only were these Macintosh trees perfect climbing, but the apples were perfect. Macintosh apples are the absolute perfect blend of sour and sweet. If you’ve never eaten one, please don’t take my word for it. Go out and buy a couple to have in the house for snacks. Unfortunately, you can only get them at one place in town – Albertsons (thankfully, they always have them stocked). We had a fair bit of land that needed mowing every week and a really old Snapper riding lawnmower. The worst thing about mowing the yard was having to remove all of the fallen apples from the grass before mowing. You see, if this wasn’t done, the blades of the mower would chop and whop and slice those fallen apples into a consistency just short of applesauce. This applesauce would create big brown dead spots all over the yard that my dad didn’t want.* I’ll tell you what; those Macintosh trees produced great fruit – and so much of it. We would eat and give away all sorts of apples, but we had no answer for the amount of fruit these two trees would produce; so many of those apples fell into the grass and had to be removed before my weekly mowing. Now, the Macintosh tree in the front yard was right next to one of the busier roads in Fremont and we lived just over the crest of a large hill.** My sisters (Becky and Rachel) and I took to throwing all of the downed apples across this very busy road and out of our lives forever. After a while, we realized that we could play some pretty fun pranks and games with the drivers speeding past us. We would pile as many apples as we could in the road and then hide in the ditch and watch cars plow through them with their tires. We’d make long lines of apples spanning the road from ditch to ditch and pretend the apples were the finish line to a race. Later, we got really crazy and started rolling them into the path of the cars from our hiding places and watch the carnage ensue. Those fun (and fairly dangerous) activities were squashed one fateful summer day when Rachel had an errant roll – which turned out to be a throw – and slammed an apple into the side panel of a sedan as it sped past. No sooner had the “thud” reverberated back to our ears than the sedan slammed on the brakes (smoke rolled out Smokey-and-the-Bandit style) and turned around in our neighbor’s driveway down the road. Now, the rest of this story doesn’t really matter,*** but suffice to say that we were all grounded. The moral of this riveting tale is fairly simple; but it is three-fold. #1 - If you roll apples (really any fruit) in front of vehicles as they drive past you, there will be repercussions. #2 - Macintosh apples are the very best apples that God created. #3 - I had fun sisters, most of the time. That’s it – until next time. NH *As if we had folks coming way out into the country to our little house to inspect our lawn . . . right. **Which is one of the reasons my mom never liked living there. It was a busy road where people drove fast. Pulling in and out of our driveway was a bit of an adventure, at times. ***I ran as fast and as far as I could, deep into the apple orchard, to avoid what I could only assume would be a death sentence or jail . . . and I was too young for both.

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Contributors Features Kevin Buggie Ernie Bulow Jacquie Cattaneo Greg Cavanaugh Sanjay Choudhrie Bera Dordoni, ND JayLyn Ellis Jeannette Gartner Stacey Hollebeek Melissa Levenstein Karl Lohmann Jay Mason Kitty Mason Bill McCarthy Steve Petranovich Fowler Roberts Bob Rosebrough Rose Marie Sandoval Don Tamminga Uplift 2nd Grade Crew Chuck Van Drunen Betsy Windisch

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English Not Spoke Here BYU Concert! Crazy Idea: Urban Fish Pond Change in My Heart, Not in My Pocket 40 Cougar Encounters 52 Destination Gallup 62 This Is My Job: Doula

Columns 14 20 22 24 26 36 38 42 44 57

Driving Impressions DIYG (Do It Yourself, Gallup) 8 Questions Words of Wellness West by Southwest Reflections Memories of Gallup The Holy Land (Part 2) Lit Crit Lite Who Am I?

Other Stuff 8 17 28 37 47 48 54 57 58

Thoughts Rodeo Schedule El Morro Schedule Izzit?! Sudoku G-TOWN, 87301 Community Calendar Care 66 Update People Reading

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By Jeannette Gartner

English NOT Spoke Here (and Other Pet Peeves)


a’ know, like, I mean, seriously, I have this awesome disregard for the slang being, like, spoken by almost everyone, ya’ know? I mean, apparently people, I mean, like, can’t seem to string more than, ya’ know? like two or three words together, I mean, without inserting, ya’ know? one or more of these like irrelevant and nonsensical words? This habit is probably number one on my list of pet peeves. I wonder how many people are able to speak even one sentence without using one of these words. How did the English language get so completely neglected? It doesn’t help that I’ve heard teachers with the same bad habits. But, alas, the lamentable thing is that I’ve found this ubiquitous speech habit deplorably, ya’ know?, insinuating itself into my own speech! Horrors! Like, I just hate that! Isn’t it interesting how people pick up those overused “talking points” words and phrases such as “awesome” and “having said that,” among others. Have you noticed that everything is “horrific” now instead of perhaps horrible or ghastly? One of the recent copycat expressions is “boots on the ground.” Kinda’ sounds like a song, doesn’t it? And expressions like “whateverrrr,” “duh,” and “seriously?” pepper everyone’s speech almost as much as “like,” “ya’ know?” and “I mean.” So, “at the end of the day,” I think part of the problem has been caused by political correctness running amok. Fearing the accusation of being called a racist or sexist or any other -ists or -phobes, people just use, ya’ know? I mean, like, seriously, awesome expressions and words in their speech without actually saying anything! And every time I hear the words “fair share,” I want to stick my fingers in my ears and say, “na, na, na, na, na, na . . .” It may be the deterioration of the language that irritates me the most, but the older I get, it seems that more and more things get to me. Some of the advertising disclaimers are hilarious, if you actually listen to them. After listening to all the things that could happen, you wonder why anyone would even consider taking some medications. Even the warning labels on things are funny. You might see this on a stove: “Turning this appliance on could result in serious injury or death.” Or on an electric lawnmower, “Blades are sharp and contact with them could result in dismemberment or decapitation. Use only on grass.” Has the human race really gotten so stupid that you need to be told not to mow your body with a lawnmower? And, as a member of the human race, here’s something you’ll want to know. I heard an advertisement on the radio, which assured you that “live humans will answer when you call.” Is that opposed to dead humans? Or mostly live humans? Could it be live animals that would take your call? How about dead robots? Probably the most ludicrous ads are the ones for Viagra and the warning about having an erection that lasts more than four hours. First of all, I don’t want to hear about erections on television and radio unless we’re talking about Tinker Toys, and secondly, that warning sounds like bragging to me. I can just hear all the men out there, upon hearing that warning, say, “Really? Wow . . .” (It occurs to me


that this “problem” would be beneficial to a polygamist.) The warning goes on to tell you to contact your doctor if that occurs. Seriously? How many men are going to call the doctor’s office for an appointment? Think about it, who’s going to tell the receptionist when asked what the visit would be for, “Uh, I have this erection . . .” “I’m sorry, I didn’t hear that, could you repeat it?” (And I’ll put you on speaker so the whole office can hear it.) The conversation might be altered to this instead; “Hello. I need to get an appointment to see a doctor.” “Yes, sir, we’ll be glad to help you. What is the visit for?” “Well, I, uh, think I have, uh . . . maybe leprosy.” “Okay, I have an appointment on Thursday with Doctor Mary Ann Stokes.” “Uh, do you think I could see a male doctor instead?” And if he does get an appointment, can you just see him walking sort of bent over into the office wearing a trench coat or a long shirt hanging down to his knees? So . . . Viagra. Go ahead and take your chances. Whenever some star or another starts to sing the National Anthem now for any event, I immediately start to cringe. What is the deal that all those singers warble their way through the entire song? I hate that! Why can’t they just pick a note they like and stick to it? Oh no, they’ve got to travel up and down the scale trying to find a better note. Maybe if they practiced beforehand, they’d be able to hit a solid note, instead of warbling it. Also, if they practiced, maybe they’d even know the words. It would be refreshing, anyway. I wonder who comes up with some of the billboards you see on the highway. We were driving down Interstate 40 and had passed an exit where there was a restaurant, and about ten miles later came across a sign advertising the restaurant we had recently passed. Huh? Do the restaurant owners think that people are going to get off at the next exit, get back on the freeway, and go back down the road to the previous exit? Wouldn’t it make more sense to have put the sign before the exit to the restaurant? Or did they just have an extra sign and decide, “Oh well, we’ll just stick it up here and all these people who might be coming back this way at some point in their lives will remember that somewhere down this road there was this restaurant . . .” The major error in the previous paragraph was to use the word “sense.” I’m not sure “common sense” hasn’t become extinct, like dinosaurs. If not extinct, it certainly is endangered, and definitely not “common.” I think an excellent advertisement for a business would be, “Common Sense Spoken Here.” I certainly would patronize that business! Or a school where the administrators would run it with Common Sense as a guideline. Or even better would be “Common Sense and English Spoken Here.” Maybe we should start a campaign to save common sense from extinction. However, with things you hear on the news, I fear it may already be too late . . .

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By Greg Cavanaugh

Broadening Horizons

2014 Ford Mustang V6 Coupe


ack in the days of the original pony cars, this V6-automatic-equipped Mustang would have been referred to as the “secretary’s car.” It wasn’t necessarily a dig, but was certainly meant to note that the big V8 pony cars were for the male gear heads and the V6s, for women. Well, times have changed. Not only is this V6 Mustang likely faster than a lot of the V8 versions that came before it, it’s also civilized enough to make sense as a daily commuter. With good fuel economy, a decent ride and a relatively affordable price, you no longer need to buy a Mustang only if you are interested in sporting performance. While the all new 2015 Mustang (due to arrive later this year) is receiving all the buzz, that doesn’t mean the current Mustang isn’t worth any less of its own buzz. Using Ford’s excellent 3.7-liter V6 making 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of

torque mated to a 6-speed automatic, Ford has made good use of this powertrain in everything from the F150 to the Mustang you see here. I liked the powertrain in an F150 I drove a year or two ago and it’s only better in the lighter, smaller Mustang. Being that this is a new car off the lot, I can’t do a 0-60 test, but a quick Internet search shows you can hit the mile-a-minute mark in solidly less than 6 seconds. The V6 Mustang is plenty quick both off the line and out on the open road while still returning an EPA 19 city / 31 hwy / 23 combined MPG. Opting for the 6-speed manual would greatly increase the fun factor, but unfortunately the manuals are a dying breed. If you’re serious about a Mustang though, do yourself (and the world) a favor and have the dealer order you one with a manual! The base Mustang is a nice blend of ride comfort and handling. Even riding on rather tall all-season tires, the Mustang has plenty of grip for

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IMPRESSIONS typical canyon carving and feels sporty when you start to push it just a little. Day to day, the ride is more than tolerable, which was a pleasant surprise. It’s not easy to forget that you’re in a 2-door coupe when driving the Mustang. A low seating position, high beltline, squat windows and a long hood, heighten the sensation of driving a sports car. One friend referred to the seating position as “sitting in a lazy boy.” It’s not uncomfortable, but certainly a change from the upright seating position of today’s SUVs, CUVs and trucks. The overall design of the interior, and the gauge cluster in particular, has a retro flair. Storage is pretty much nonexistent except for the requisite center cup holders (which I imagine would be a bit cumbersome with the manual transmission). Given that it’s basically a 2-seater (the rear seats are mostly for show), the Mustang has a surprisingly usable and good size trunk. If the back seats were used for storage, the Mustang would make a decent road trip car for a couple of people. I’ve found that when it comes to the exterior styling of the Mustang, people often love it or hate it. This tester’s optional stripes do add some flair and the window tint gives a less rentalgrade appearance. I particularly like the tail of the Mustang with its 3 vertical brake/tail/turn lights and, even without a spoiler, the abrupt cut of the rear gives an aggressive profile. Safety regulations have demanded higher and higher pedestrian safe front ends that have not been kind to sports cars. In pictures the Mustang’s nose comes off as a bit tall and pronounced, but in the metal, it looks good. With a base price of $22,200, and a very reasonable $2,800 in options (namely Ford’s Sync system), the as-tested price of this Mustang V6 coupe comes in at a moderate $25,880. (Given the Mustang can be priced all the way up to 60K with the GT500, this seams a steal at a third the price!) What I was most impressed by with the V6 Mustang was just how good it was at being an everyday car. If you don’t need the practicality of a sedan, checking out the Mustang may just add some much needed sport into your everyday commute. *As always, a big thanks to Anna, Sal, Steve and the folks at Gurley Ford for making this test drive possible* **Check out the Mustang and other test drives in Gallup by visiting my YouTube channel: Gallup Journey Test Drives** SPECIFICATIONS VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe PRICE AS TESTED: $25,880, BASE PRICE: $22,200 ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Displacement: 227 cu in, 3726 cc
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Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 188.5 in
Width: 73.9 in Height: 55.8 in
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Sound Alliance and Vocal Union from BYU-Idaho to Perform in Gallup


ound Alliance and Vocal Union from Brigham Young University-Idaho will perform in Gallup at The Historic El Morro Theatre on April 15 at 7 pm as part of their spring tour through Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Admission is Free, but you will need a ticket. Tickets can be picked up at Pinnacle Bank at 107 E. Aztec Ave from Tommy Haws or by calling Tara Lucio at 505-7223836. Tickets are also available from the Gallup BID office next to the El Morro in Downtown Gallup. Since admission is free, we do ask that you bring a can of food per attendee that will be donated to the Community Pantry. Sound Alliance and Vocal Union create a combined instrumental and vocal concert that will entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. The groups will perform vocal and instrumental music written just for them, in addition to masterworks from the jazz tradition. Sound Alliance with its 16 band musicians and Vocal Union with 13 singers will perform a variety of popular, big band and classic jazz tunes. The goal of both performing groups is to uplift audiences through quality music that inspires, entertains and leaves one feeling good. The ensembles are under the direction of Dr. Mark Watkins and Nori Brower, faculty members of the BYU-Idaho Department of Music. Watkins received his doctorate from Indiana University and is the director of jazz studies at BYU-Idaho. Mrs. Brower received a bachelor of music education in choral and general music from Utah State University, and a bachelor of Spanish education from BYU-Idaho. In addition to Vocal Union, she teaches music theory and ear training courses. “Nori Brower is a real genius. Our many years of collaboration and touring have been most rewarding,” said Watkins. Watkins and Brower agree that their favorite part about conducting these groups is the opportunity to work with the students. “They are absolutely wonderful people that work hard at what they do with excellent results. These students produce beautiful, high quality music that can be appreciated by any audience,” Watkins said. BYU-Idaho is located in Rexburg, Idaho, and serves more than 15,000 students from all 50 states and 40 countries. BYU-Idaho was founded as a church academy in 1888 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more information call Tara Lucio at 505-722-3836 or Tommy Haws 505-7264411 (ask for Tommy Haws).


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No excuses. I wi Hi, my name is Olin Clawson. During my tenure, I’ve served as both the Deputy Director of Gallup’s Joint Utilities and as the Superintendent for Gallup’s Electric Utility, but fundamentally I have always been working for you, the people who live and work in our community. I’ve been a part of this community for 14 years, working day and night. On June 3, 2014 Vote for Olin Clawson New Mexico State Representative District 9. With your support, we can continue to work together.

I believe in our community and have always supported it.

No exceptions! As the catalyst for the Gamerco Land Sale, I was instrumental in bringing the new Gallup Land Partners to our community. This 33-million-dollar land sale is one of the most important things to happen for our community in recent years, and will ensure our community’s ability to grow and prosper for years to come. As the Deputy Director of Gallup’s Joint Utilities and Superintendent of Gallup’s Electric Utility, I stood up for small businesses and for families by working to lower electric rates, increase renewable energy usage and push for an open and transparent city government for our community. 18

A fourth generation New Mexican, my family’s story is one of struggle and sacrifice; more importantly, it’s one of enduring the hardships, shared by so many, and rising above them. My great-grandfather freighted goods by wagon between Farmington and Gallup to the communities across the Navajo Reservation. My grandfather, Kirk Clawson, lived and worked at Chaco Canyon, riding horseback to Ramah to visit family. He eventually moved back to Ramah to ranch and farm, but he was always best known for his famous Clawson Saddles. My father, Grant, is the Superintendent of Ramah Navajo Schools. My whole life has been full of examples of people who love and respect those around them. April 2014

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allup By The Second Grade Crew from Uplift Community School

How to build your own mini greenhouse (and sta rt your se e ds indoors )


ll year long we’ve been studying plants and food. We’ve also learned a lot about greenhouses. We’ve also talked about how important it is to grow your own food. If you grow your own food you can be healthy and save money. Also, it’s fun to grow your own food! In our classroom we’ve learned how to build a mini greenhouse out of a cookie container to help small plants grow.

Stay lean, go green!

One reason to grow your own food is because it’s healthier and greener. What is more green: Veggies like beans, cucumbers, celery, and spinach. You can have more control over those things when you grown them. Now let’s talk about what that gives you and what it doesn’t. It gives you the things that you put in your body so that you can eat them. It doesn’t give you what you don’t need, like chemicals or unnatural substances. Now you may have a sense of why our crew grows our own food to be healthy.


Work hard for a great yard!

Planting is fun! Planting can be creative. You can plant using your imagination. For example, you can arrange the colors of plants to make a rainbow! Hard work pays off! You can work hard to make a perfect garden. There are lots of things to make your garden better, like weeding to make space for the plants. So, do hard work, get it done, and most of all have some fun!

A pack of seeds will cover your needs!

We think you should grow your own food so that you can save money. You only have to buy a few packets of seeds one time because you can just keep reusing the seeds from the plant the year before. You can do this for decades! You’ll have fun and save money while you grow food. Really, why buy 4 tomatoes for $5.00, when you can grow 100 tomatoes for $0.50? We love growing our own food, and we think you will too!

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Would you like to learn how to build a greenhouse so that you can grow your own food? Well, we can teach you. 1. Get a used and clean cookie container. 2. Buy peat pods. 3. Fill it with a mixture of peat moss and perlite and put it inside the cookie container. 4. Poke a hole in the soil and place a seed inside. 5. Always use the special ingredients: sun, water, and air. 6. Cover up the seed, but don’t pat down really hard because it will not get any air. 7. Keep the plant in the cookie container in a warm place until it sprouts and grows leaves. Make sure to keep the soil moist. 8. When the seed sprouts, take the top off of the cookie container. 9. Leave it in the sun. If it is too windy you may have to put it in the house or a classroom. 10. Good luck on your greenhouse! Enjoy! Have fun!

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Questions Bill McCarthy




By Fowler Roberts


CEO of Southwest Indian Foundation

Q. Bill, what attracted you to work for Southwest Indian Foundation, initially? A. I had the opportunity to come down and visit the Southwest Indian Foundation and its projects in 1988 and I was blown away by the breadth and scope of the many projects and charity work. From that first interview, I recognized that this was my future. Q. What do you enjoy most about your job? A. I enjoy the multifaceted challenges; each and every day is an adventure. I can use my talents to address a number of solutions and challenges each and every day, as well. Q. What is the biggest challenge of your job? A. The biggest challenge is trying to figure out what is the highest priority of the particular time period that we are in. Q. What is your current top priority? A. Our priority now is probably the reorganization and financial stability of parochial education in the area. Q. Looking back of your 25+ years, what are you most proud of in terms of SWIF’s achievements? A. Probably what I’m most proud of is the general and consistent growth of the foundation and the number of people that are positively affected in the area. Q. What do you enjoy doing in your off time? A. I enjoy being active: golfing, running, cycling and traveling. Q. What is your favorite book and why? A. Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. It’s about the water shed moment of the Civil War at Gettysburg. It covers the 3-day battle at Gettysburg in a very comprehensive way. It was the impetus for Ken Burns to do his PBS documentary on the Civil War. He said it changed his life. I’ve given the book to about 30 people and invariably people tell me that reading the book is one of the greatest experiences of their life. Q. If you could trade places with one person, either living or dead, who would it be and why? A. Probably Richard the Lionhearted, because I have an affinity and fascination with the high Middle Ages. I think it would be such an astounding experience to go through a day in the life of someone who lived in the 12th century. April 2014

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By Bera “The Wellness Whisperer”

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An Aspirin a Day and the Doctor Will Stay

Excerpted from the upcoming (still untitled) sequel to her book I Have a Choice?!


o, Tom, you got some aspirin I could borrow?” Shelli asked. “No. What hurts?” “I feel a headache coming on.” “Do you take aspirin often, Shelli?” “A couple times a day, maybe – when my fingers hurt from arthritis pain or I have a headache. I’m sore today because I worked out yesterday, so I used up the rest of the bottle this morning. Do you have any? It can be generic; I’m not choosy about brand names.” “Wow, that’s a lot of acetylsalicylic acid to put into your body! Do you have any idea how dangerous that can be?” “Acetywhat? Come on, it’s just aspirin. Don’t make it into one of your big deals, okay? It’s safe, everybody knows that. It’s over the counter. It isn’t even a drug, for Pete’s sake.” “Um . . . sorry. It is a drug, and while it was revolutionary when it was introduced and saved a lot of lives, it can be very dangerous, just like lots of OTC medications can be if they’re taken indiscriminately.” “Geez, Tom, you’re such a poop!” “Speaking of which, when did you last poop?” “Excuse me?!” “I’m just asking. That could be why you have a headache.” “It’s not. I have a headache, not a buttache.” “Yeah, but they’re at opposite ends of the same body. It’s all one system, Shelli, you know that! And people who don’t poop often enough tend to get headaches because the toxic buildup in their intestinal tract affects every single other cell in their body. Every cell affects and is affected by every other cell. Come on, Shelli, you know that!” “Look, talking to you is making my head hurt more. I just want the pain to go away. Can you or can’t you help me?” “I can. What do you say we kill your pain right now?” “Now you’re talking!” “Great, since I don’t have any aspirin, let’s just sit here for a minute and breathe some oxygen into the area of your head that hurts. Breathe in slowly through your nose and visualize the oxygen going straight to the area of pain. Hold your breath a few seconds. Good. Now release it slowly through your mouth. Excellent. Now do it again.” “I feel like an idiot.” “Stop fighting me and just breathe, okay? We’re going to do this for about five minutes. Inhale through your nose – good – hold, now release through your mouth.” “I’m getting dizzy.” “Good. That means it’s working. You’re getting oxygen to the brain. Stay seated so you don’t fall over. Again: in through the nose –”



“I don’t believe it. I think my headache is going away.” “Good! Keep breathing. In through the nose –” “It’s slacking off! How’s it getting better so fast? Even aspirin doesn’t work this

“That’s the point, isn’t it? Keep breathing–” “I’m serious – my headache is gone!” “Fantastic! Most people don’t realize that oxygen is the most potent painkiller on the planet – and it’s free and can’t cause any harm the way drugs can.” “I’d never have believed it if my headache wasn’t totally gone. I thought aspirin was the safest thing I could take.” “I know. Most people do because they’re touted in commercials and ads and even by a lot of physicians for quick relief, but the truth is they don’t actually ‘heal’ anything. OTC drugs and NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) block inflammation to give you temporary relief, but they come with some pretty serious short- and long-term side effects.” “Side effects? Aspirin?! Like what?” “Like liver damage, to begin with.” “Aspirin causes liver damage. Yeah, right. Why do I ever listen to you?” “Maybe because I study stuff you don’t have time to read up on. For instance, according to the Mayo Clinic, ‘just aspirin’ overdosing is the leading cause of liver damage.” “The Mayo Clinic? I thought they said an aspirin a day keeps you from having a stroke or a heart attack.” “Science is always discovering that something they thought was absolute isn’t. When aspirin was first introduced to combat high fevers, no one knew that it increases specific liver enzymes that cause damage at the same time cell-protecting antioxidants are being depleted. When inflammation becomes chronic, it can lead to wrinkles, obesity, Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis, and a whole lot more. In fact, new studies are finding that inflammation is behind an incredible number of human aches and ills. “As to helping thin your blood to prevent stroke or heart attack? Researchers have also found that overuse of aspirin or NSAIDs can help leave the body vulnerable to them! Plus, they are a leading cause of gastrointestinal distress, including bleeding ulcers.” “So if I shouldn’t take aspirin as a blood thinner, then . . . ?” “Try cayenne pepper. It’s a much better alternative to keep your circulatory system flowing smoothly ( And because it increases blood flow, it actually helps prevent ulcers – and arthritis. And even high-blood-pressure headaches. How’s yours, by the way?” “Gone, miraculously.” “Not miraculously, just naturally. Holistically, if you prefer. Do you still drink diet sodas and eat fast food?” “No! Not every day, anyway. Only when I don’t have time to prepare

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something good. Between work, the kids, the weather, bills – I’m under a lot of stress. There’s almost never enough time to plan a good meal. Hey! Don’t laugh at me!” “Come on, Shelli, you know that’s all just a bunch of excuses. And they’re not doing you or your kids any good. Whole foods give you the nutrients your body needs to have energy and oxygenate your body. You can’t just breathe everything away! Pro-inflammatory foods deplete your oxygen stores. Natural, fresh foods increase them.” “Pro-inflammatory foods. You mean like burgers and fries? We don’t have burgers and fries every night! Sometimes I cook!” “Good – but what I really meant was stuff like sugar, pasteurized dairy foods, too much meat, processed foods with white flour and GMOs (pastries, donuts), trans fats, sodas and energy drinks.” “Just everything we eat, in other words.” “Look, I know you’re not going to throw everything out and only eat fresh fruits and vegetables all day, every day. But if your body doesn’t have enough oxygen circulating through it, inflammation can build up, and inflammation causes pain, discomfort, and ultimately, disease. What I’m saying is that if you take away the cause of it and then consume foods, herbs, and spices that can help alleviate inflammation, you’re going to feel better. And so will your kids.” “What kind of ‘foods, herbs, and spices’?” “Well, let’s see. Ginger root and turmeric are both flavorful and antiinflammatory. Celery seed tea is great for easing the calcium buildup in painful joints. Pineapples have great digestive enzymes to reduce soreness and inflammation – and they just might satisfy your sweet tooth.” “I like sweet.” “I know you do. Then there’s: • Whole grains • Beans • Winter squashes • Sweet potatoes • Orange and yellow fruits • Berries • Dark leafy greens • Flax seeds with omega-3s providing anti-inflammatory fats • Avocados • Raw walnuts, cashews and almonds • Raw seeds • Virgin coconut oil.” “I like a lot of that stuff. But what about chocolate? I thought that’s supposed to be good for you, too.” “It is, if it’s dark, raw chocolate. Check out the La Montañita Co-op in Gallup. I think they’re the only place in town that carries dark, raw chocolate. And don’t forget to keep exercising – not now and then, which leaves you sore, but regularly. It’s one of the best oxygen-raising anti-inflammatories on the planet.” “What about coffee? I can’t get going without a cup or two in the morning.” “Do you drink it black?” “I just add a little cream and sugar.” “Then it’s not helping you at all. A cup or two of black coffee would be more useful to your body.” “Ugh! Not gonna happen, Tom.” “Well, then, try green tea if you’re looking for a beneficial kick. Its antioxidants stage an anti-inflammatory assault against inflammatory invaders. And don’t forget to drink enough water to wash away those toxins.” “Enough being . . . ?” “At least half your body weight in ounces.” “That’s a lot of water.” “Our bodies take in a lot of toxins, even if we don’t eat them.” “Yeah, that much I know. From chem trails and the Fukushima radiation leakage.” “And all the electromagnetic fields from our TVs and phone and Internet connections . . . “ “Oh, yeah. Modern living. Can’t avoid it, can we?” “Nope.” “How about pizza?” “Leave out the dough and cheese, and just eat the garlic. Eat it raw, minced, chopped, sautéed, in soups, salads, stews, stir-fry – any way you can. It packs a wallop against swollen joints.” “It also gives you bad breath.” “Let’s call it ‘fragrant’ breath. It reduces inflammation and makes the pain it causes go away.” “Well, when you put it that way . . . “ “By the way, how’s your headache?” “What headache?”

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Old Dan Dubois

Frontier character on the grandest scale

Above: Dan with his wife Dorotea and baby Margaret.


Right: Portrait of a rakish, young Dan Dubois.

Left: The widely circulated picture of Dan Dubois at any frontier figures enhanced hanging out with the famous poet/bandit Joaquin the opening of the El Navajo in 1923. their own epic status by some Murrieta. In the next sixty years he would artistic embellishment and meet or spend time with almost every notable careful exaggeration, but nobody figure in Southwestern history. He told Andrew ever did it on the scale of the legendary Dan Dubois. Edward Vanderwagen he had lived with the Apache and had a wife and children. John Taylor Vanderwagen said he could feel the many bullets and arrowheads lodged under Dan’s told me he found, in the F. W. Hodge papers, an assertion by Dubois that he figured skin, but when the aged scout finally checked into the old soldier’s home in Sawtelle, he had fathered close to a hundred children in his life. California, under the name Dennis Donovan, they only noted an old leg break which Either coming from or going to California, Dan spent some time in Taos as caused him to walk with a cane. a fur trader and friend of Kit Carson. He drove a stagecoach for a time between Santa His near scalping was attested to by Evon Vogt, Sr., who described a “scalp Fe and Denver and then went to work for New Mexico land baron Lucien Maxwell, wound almost around his head,” courtesy of some hostile Apaches. This near-death something of a legend himself. experience came in spite of his long residence and friendship with Victorio’s band. During the Civil War he was briefly enlisted in both the army and the navy, I have been aware of Dan Dubois since I came to Gallup. The great photo under the name Dennis Donovan, though later the Donovan family he claimed in of him hangs in the Gallup Cultural Center showing the aging man with his Navajo Ohio denied his membership. Even his service is sketchy. For the first couple of years counterpart Hash-Kay Yashi, oldest medicine man at the dedication of the El Navajo of the war he was supposedly living with the Utes. Hotel in 1923. He went to California, boarded a ship as a seaman and traveled around Cape The only printed biography of him is a fairly obscure piece by archaeologist/ Horn at the tip of South America, ending up in New York. He left the ship and went ethnographer Frederick Webb Hodge who conducted excavations at Zuni and cross-country to Ohio to enlist in the Volunteers, using the name Dennis Donovan. inherited Dan as a camp tender when Hodge took over from the ailing Cushing. He was actually in uniform less than a year when he was mustered out. John Taylor, retired UNM-Gallup professor, was the principal at Chi Dubois stayed in New York City for a short period, then enlisted in the Chil’Tah School for many years. Dubois’s last home and trading post, now completely Union Navy, also as Dennis Donovan. At the time he said he was 27 years old. obliterated, was not far from there on the old Zuni road. John got interested in Dan With the job of shoveling coal, he served on four different ships involved with the many years ago, but retirement gave him the time to pursue the story, and he did it Confederate blockade. By July 1865 – hardly more than two years total – he was back with uncommon vigor. in the Southwest as Dan Dubois. Taylor has put together an amazing monograph on the man collecting His service as Dennis Donovan (and the help of Gallup gentry like C. N. hundreds of obscure references and many interviews with family descendents. What Cotton) got him a soldier’s pension at the end of his life. he found is absolutely amazing. The title John gave his book is indicative of the Back in New Mexico and working for Maxwell, Dan hooked up with a family process he went through: Looking For Dan: The Puzzling Life of a Frontier Character servant (read slave) named Rosa, the youngest daughter of Navajo chief Manuelito. Daniel Dubois. They had several children and then Dubois decided to return to Navajo country. The While characters like Wild Bill Hickok sometimes embellished their date is uncertain, but must have been in the early 1870s. By then Rosa’s people had biographies, or had it done for them like Billy the Kid, there is nothing to compare returned home to Arizona. with the biography of Dan Dubois. He has at least six different birthplaces from Dubois got work at Fort Defiance as an interpreter. Altogether he spoke Ireland to Mexican-era California, to a fabulous anti-bellum plantation in Louisiana. something like ten languages. Maybe more. At this point we are on firmer ground since Dan went by the name Dubois and often worked for the government or other Born in 1837, in one of half a dozen places, he was in California by 1850, documented employers. One of his first notable skirmishes at this time was against the

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“worst agent the Navajo ever had to contend with.” Southwest The Indian Agent was William F. N. Arny who, as John Taylor writes, “had By Ernie Bulow serious flaws in character; he Author photo by Erin Bulow was a self-righteous bigot, an egomaniac, and none too honest when it came to administering government property.” That pretty well sums him up. There is a story that when he was finally run off the Navajo Reservation, investigators found a closet full of women’s shoes he was supposed to have given the Navajos. Nobody knows what he was planning to do with such a bounty. Dan Dubois became embroiled in the Arny affair along with the popular Thomas Keam, who was later a famous trader at Hopi and had a small canyon named after him. At the time, Indian reservations had been doled out to various Christian churches to fulfill treaty promises like education that the government wasn’t up to. Dubois, Keam and half a dozen other men were accused of “consorting with Indian women.” Meaning they had Navajo families. Arny and the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions really frowned on this practice and Arny had them all banned from Navajo land as “squaw men.” Shortly after that, Dubois moved to the St. Johns, Arizona area and began ranching. His spread, known as Deer Springs, blocked the path to Zuni heaven and, for some odd reason, given his Indian background, he decided not to let the Zuni pilgrims pass. His fence was one of those old “rip gut” cedar post affairs and the Zunis had no trouble setting it afire. This so enraged Dan that he lassoed one of the Zuni priests and dragged him behind his horse. There was an amazing show of firepower among the Zunis and several pistols appeared and shots were fired. Frank Cushing was at Zuni at the time and he tried to deal with Dan without much success. Dubois filed charges in St. Johns, a matter of record, but the law seems to have ignored his attempt to get redress for the burned fence. I suspect they felt his actions against the Zuni priest were worse than his lost fence. In the years that followed, Dan Dubois was a high profile character in the area, making friends or enemies of almost everyone around. By his own account he was involved in one of the clashes of the Pleasant Valley War, which took place in the area between Holbrook and the Mogollon Rim. It was the classic confrontation between sheepmen and ranchers and inspired many a novel and more than a few movies. Sheepmen surrounded some cowboys in a bar in St. Johns. Like many Dubois stories this one comes in several versions. Dubois took credit for saving the cowboys and getting them safely out of town. Another account accuses him of goading on the sheepmen. Official records don’t mention him at all. In 1884 Dan Dubois filed homestead papers on a spring near Cousins, New Mexico. It was on the road from Gallup to Zuni. At first he tried to make it with a small ranching operation, then opened a trading post. Usually the area is known as Coyote Springs. He got title to the land in 1905, but it was a precarious living, and he worked for several area traders. When Cushing came back to Zuni in 1888 as leader of the Hemenway Expedition he hired Dan as camp keeper, wrangler, and to keep beef on the table from his own little spread. During that time he met many famous men of the period, including Dr. Hodge, who would collect material for his brief biography of Dan. Most descriptions of Dan are rather brief, usually mentioning his impressively powerful physique and extreme courage. Though he was a heavy drinker, and was involved in any number of fights, he was generally well regarded and described as completely honest and prompt with his bills. On the legend side, he and a group of mounted cowboys, would meet trains stopping in Gallup and pass judgment on them, encouraging them to either stay, or get back on the train and keep moving. This one is a little on the fantastic side. He is given credit for sending Andrew Vanderwagen to Zuni when the missionary asked to set up camp near his Coyote Springs trading post. This brief account only scratches the surface, as they say. John Taylor has given a lot of time and energy to the project, only to find it ever more tangled and confusing. When his amazing strength finally failed him, men of the Gallup area like C. N. Cotton, John Lorenzo Hubbell, the infamous Gregory Page, and Evon Vogt Sr. (by then editor of The Gallup Independent) came to his rescue and took him to the retirement home in California. Imagine their surprise when he used the name Dennis Donovan. Then again, given his legendary status, maybe they weren’t so surprised to find the man had another name and biography. They didn’t know the half of it.

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urban fish pond CRAZY IDEAS THAT JUST MIGHT WORK. This is the title of a series of stories/ideas on what could be done in Gallup. For several months (if we’re really creative), we are going to put forth some ideas we think would benefit our community. The ideas we showcase will always be for the good of Gallup . . . at least what we think is good for Gallup. Some of the ideas may be, as my grandpa says, “from way out in left field.” And some ideas may be fairly easy to both conceptualize and complete. We aren’t asking that all of these happen - just that we open a dialogue to continually move Gallup forward.

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proposed pond site & size WIDTH 50 yds

length 90 yds

The old pond at the Sports Complex is just about the perfect combination of size and location. Now, obviously, this photo (taken from Google Earth) is pretty outdated - there are new turf fields out there now and no water - but the infrastructure remains.

This is the view of the Sports Complex from Google Earth.

Special thanks to Seth Weidenaar, Pat Mason, Eva Lomas, Olin Clawson, George Muñoz, Ti Piper, Allan Landavazo, Tony Tanner, Ernest Thompson, the folks at Severn Trent, Tonya Kieffer of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Mayor Jackie McKinney. I’m sure there are more folks that helped; and if you’re one of them, I apologize for missing you!

This is the view of the Sports Complex to the north from the top of the ridge behind the proposed pond site.


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One Acre is Equal to about 90 yards by 53 yards 6 acre feet of water is equal to an acre of land with water that is 6 feet deep

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reclaimed water for our urban fish pond? Reclaimed water is basically all they use in the Tucson/Phoenix area.

#2 - Did you know that we send 1.6 to 1.8 million gallons of treated water down the Rio Puerco every single day? Do you know how much water that is per year? I did the math for you: 584,000,000 to 657,000,000 gallons - yup, over half a billion gallons.

#3 - Did you know that the Gallup area

loses about 60 inches of water per year to evaporation? What this means is that our urban fish pond would only utilize about 11 acre feet of reclaimed water per year or 3,593,700 gallons.

#4 - Did you know that the State of New Mexico Fish and Game Department takes care of stocking fish at all of the state’s ponds at no charge?

This is what the proposed pond site looks like today.

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Have The Compassion


ayor Jackie McKinney sits at his desk reading yet another letter from a disgruntled tourist who was appalled by a persistent panhandler.

The letter describes an event that has probably happened to every resident of Gallup: A person who obviously has been drinking comes straight for your car as you are getting out to buy groceries. Their reasons and tales for needing a dollar vary, but, either by invading your personal space, creating a sense of fear, or appealing to your guilt, they are often successful in extracting some change from your hand. The problem with this scene is that most of us are not giving money out of any sense of compassion or desire to truly to help. Rather, we are giving money to panhandlers to rid ourselves of annoyance, to alleviate our fear, or to satisfy our guilt. None of these reasons are good or compassionate . . . they are selfish. The additional irony is that giving money to panhandlers likely supports the addictions and negative habits that keep them on the streets longer, deters them from seeking help, and may ultimately contribute to their death.

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local community group is spearheading the campaign “Change In My Heart, Not In My Pocket.” They are asking the citizens of Gallup to have the compassion to say “No” to panhandlers. They are also encouraging intentional giving to local charities that provide direct services to those in need.

The campaign has other components as well, which include increased police enforcement, help from local veterans that have agreed to assist shoppers by being a “safe” presence, education to local businesses on loitering and trespass laws, as well as an initiative of extra hospitality and courtesy for tourists.

Group member Bill Lee says, “Rather than giving a dollar randomly to people who will likely use it to worsen their condition, we are asking people to instead make a thoughtful contribution to something like the community food pantry. And when a panhandler asks me for money, I will simply tell them ‘no’ and direct them to the charity I contribute to.”

Group member Mayor Jackie McKinney says, “The City is on board with this, as is our police force. But the most important aspect of this is for our citizens to have the courage to say ‘no’. I know that this sort of tough love will benefit those needing change, as well as improve everyone’s quality of life that live or visit here.”

The group is doing a 90-day campaign starting in mid-April to promote this change of heart, starting with an open community meeting at room SSPC 200 in the new UNM-Gallup building on April 17 at 5:30 pm. Group member Kevin Menapace says, “We need the whole community to be together on this. If we can collectively turn off the flow of money to panhandlers, everyone will benefit.”


The group is encouraging gifts to local charities such as: -The Community Food Pantry - Battered Family Services - Care 66 Local churches will also play a critical role in participating, so giving to your local church’s benevolence fund or other faith-based initiatives that help the area’s needy would be another option to give help without handing money directly to panhandlers. April 2014

To Say “No” To Panhandlers Local Group Encourages Intentional Giving To Local Charities Instead of to Panhandlers Open Community Meeting Thursday, April 17 5:30 pm UNM-G • SSPC 200 (NEW BUILDING)

Group member Pastor Hank Stokes says, “What will happen if we all say ‘no’ and give instead to places of hope? Some panhandlers will return to their families, some will finally get the help they need, some will simply continue. But I believe that loving one another means having a firm ‘NO’ at times, and doing so with respect and kindness is our call.”

In terms of long-term impact the group sees Gallup’s panhandling problem as a quality of life issue for residents, but also as a hindrance to Gallup’s potential for a successful economy. Gallup currently has major assets that most cities don’t have for attracting tourists. We have I-40; we have cultural opportunities as the heart of Native America, as well as unique retail opportunities as a lead producer of Native Arts; we have adventure opportunities in biking, hiking, rodeo, ballooning, hunting , etc. Yet we lack the basics of aesthetics, as visitors who feel uncomfortable will not stay or come back. Group member County Commissioner Tony Tanner says, “By not giving directly to panhandlers we are not only helping direct their path, but also the direction of the local economy. Tourists that feel safe and welcome will buy our local art and products. This provides income, meaning, and security for many that have currently given up to a panhandling lifestyle.” For more information about “Change In My Heart, Not In My Pocket,” please attend the community meeting on April 17 at room SSPC 200 (in the new building), UNM-Gallup at 5:30 or write to




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Last Child in the Wilderness Wilderness: wil•der•ness: /wildərnis/ noun wildness, wild beast, that which is not controlled by humans (Wikipedia)


“It is not enough to fight for the west. It is even more important to enjoy it while you can…So get out there, hunt, fish, mess around with your friends, explore the forests, encounter the griz, climb a mountain, bag the peaks, run the river, breathe deep of the sweet elusive air. Sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness of the lovely, mysterious, awesome space. Keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, and the body active and alive.” -Edward Abbey

ust north of the cabin my son and I are building down by Timber Lake, there is a spot where a cougar has dined; lots of old bleached deer bones and more recently he has buried some of his kill there. This is about a quarter mile from the cabin site and sometimes we imagine we can feel his presence, although he has not shown himself . . . yet. Many evenings after working all day, we sit in the open field in front of the cabin to eat supper watching elk roam out of the forest to feed. We have seen some huge bulls cautiously move into the open to drink some water or catch some grass to eat. We as a family have often chased a bear out of our campsite while backpacking or encountered a bear near our cabin at Silverton. One time my son was awakened to a bear helping himself to the contents of a cooler we mistakenly left out on the porch. Many times we have grabbed the grandkids to watch a bear, elk, deer or coyote traveling nearby on the talus slope or the occasional porcupine meandering across our property (while we hang on to the dogs). One time a huge pack of coyotes started howling barely 50 meters from the cabin, likely because one of our dogs was in heat; scared the daylight out of us. The longest backpacking trip I have ever done was with two of my sons and we were out in the wilderness for twelve days straight; that’s about all the food we could carry. We climbed six 14ers (14,000-foot peaks) during that trip and hiked I do not know how many miles. At one point we were standing on the top of one 14er looking at the next one we were planning to climb. It looked like we had to descend down into a deep valley loosing several thousand feet of elevation before we could begin ascending the next peak. There was a line of other climbers heading up the other peak because it was quite approachable from a different direction by vehicle and a short hike. So, I challenged my youngest son that I would give him a peanut M&M for every person he passed on the way to the top of the peak. Being the youngest, he took the challenge and from that point on we only saw his back and an occasional blur as he blew by people. I do not remember how many M&Ms I owed him, but it was worth it watching him blast up that peak. At the top of that peak I borrowed a cell phone to call my wife just to assure her we were all still alive and doing well. Wilderness! Treasured! Protected! There to explore like you are the first to set foot on it. Why? Why would we subject ourselves to being that far from civilization and modern conveniences? Why would we risk potential injury and being that far from modern medical services? How can we survive being out of cell phone range? Why would we put ourselves in danger? To those of us who have spent a fair amount of time in the wilderness, these questions do not even apply. The real question is: can we afford not to? Did you know that there is a growing body of research that indicates that contact with nature is crucial to human development: to the physical, emotional and spiritual health of individuals? Richard Louv, in his book Last Child in the Woods calls the present


situation in our society a “Nature Deficit Syndrome.” Children grow up not only with minimal contact with nature, but, at times, a fear of it. Exploring the forests in solitude. Standing on top of a mountain and gazing over miles and miles of virtually untouched wilderness; you cannot measure these kinds of experiences or how they affect the human spirit! These are centering experiences; experiences where one can sense there is something bigger then them, sense one’s place in this vast universe, putting perspective on one’s life and problems. We need them no matter what amount of physical exertion it takes; in fact, we need them partially because of the physical challenge they present! Our psyches need to wonder; we need the joy we can experience in beauty. We need to experience the vastness and raw openness of our world in order to appreciate our place and purpose. We need the physical exertion it takes to enjoy them! If I were to indulge telling you stories about when I grew up, which of course would be riveting, they would most certainly be predominantly stories about being outdoors with friends: building tree houses, camping out and having a fire, catching snakes and frogs and turtles in the local pond or creek (actually I did not like snakes, my brother caught those), hunting with my dog and BB gun, or minimally playing some sports. Growing up this way, it never dawned on me that it could be different. Of course, there were no video games and TV was still in black and white! However, in exchange for missing out on all of the day’s more modern forms of entertainment, I knew every turn in the creek, where the frogs would most likely be hiding, which pond could be waded across without going under, where to catch turtles, and which spots in the forest lent the best tree houses. How quickly things have changed. I remember taking a family trip with my own children where, no matter how beautiful the scenery, my youngest son was virtually buried in his Gameboy (yes I know, that’s ancient history). We almost had to force him to occasionally look out the window at something. I should say, however, in case he would read this, that that was also the son who blasted up the 14er seeing how many people he could pass before the top. I fear that the more we are connected today, the less we are connected – both to each other as well as to nature. When I walk into school, kids are sitting in the hallway playing games on their cell phones or on some social media or texting – totally ignoring the

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person next to them. Most of the students I work with could not imagine going a day without their cell phones, much less a day without a shower. It seems to me that it is a rather “slippery slope from the real to the virtual . . . from mountains and streams to the matrix!” (Louv). Video games and social media cannot even begin to shadow the kinds of experiences nature and the wilderness provide that connect us with ourselves, nature and others. I was looking through a magazine the other day and found an ad. from a California company emphasizing their environmentally-friendly green approach by offering By Don Tamminga a solar-powered tanning salon. Think about it; a solarpowered tanning salon! How ironic is that? Talk about a slippery slope! There are more reasons why I think the wilderness is important for us. Here at Rehoboth, I am in charge of the challenge course that we have on campus. Challenge courses sprang up some years ago partially out of the desire to give a wilderness experience in a more controlled and fixed setting as opposed to an expedition setting. In order to create an avenue for training students to facilitate the ropes course, I teach an outdoor leadership class that teaches outdoor skills and culminates with a four-day backpacking trip in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. One of the perspectives that I try to teach through the outdoor leadership class is a tolerance for adversity. Let’s admit it, we have become soft as a society. We expect things to be easy. We expect to live comfortably with all the necessities and we have little tolerance when that is not the case (maybe not for those who have to deal with Midwest winters!). Wilderness experiences help build mental strength in the face of difficulties. Carrying 45 pounds of gear on your back, cooking over a small stove outside after a tiring day of hiking, filtering your water before drinking, bathing in 40-degree water, all of these kinds of experience develop the mental stamina it takes to face adversity and not panic. I remember a backpacking trip with my sons and a group of young people where it rained every day for eleven days straight. Each night we set up tents in the rain and set out clothes either in tents or placed carefully under trees to dry out. Each morning we had a few hours of sunshine where we dried everything as much as we could while we packed up and then took off hiking again in the rain. We were miles from vehicles, from shelter, from any comforts other than what we could create. We learned a ton about dealing with adversity. My youngest son and I backpacked the highest mountain in the continental US one summer (Mt. Whitney in California) and to get there we drove through Death Valley. We wanted to experience just a little going from the lowest spot in the continental US to the highest spot. In Death Valley, we rolled the windows down on the van and turned

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I fear that the more we are connected today, the less we are connected - both to each other as well as to nature. off the air conditioning. We wanted to experience the reality of the heat in Death Valley during the summer; it was over 120 degrees. Our technology has taught us that we can simply go through a place like Death Valley in comfort and with ease. We miss something by that. Actually, my son still thinks I am nuts when he talks about that experience. When we arrived to climb Mt. Whitney, we found out that the permits to climb it were sold out because so many people were climbing that day. We also found out the regular trail to climb it was 13 miles long, but half of it was paved! Not our style; too many people and not true wilderness. So, we got a different permit to travel the mountaineering route, which would take us an extra day or two. The mountaineering route, which was empty other than us, included a dicey technical climb up a couloir and a rock ledge that were both exposed climbs and icy and then tops out on Whitney from the back side of the mountain. We had a fantastic experience and the satisfaction of topping out from a totally different direction than any of the others climbers where they could only watch us make the final ascent, wondering where in the world we had come from with full backpacking and climbing gear. What a gift to be able to do that with my son! We need these kinds of experiences in order to help us create an attitude towards life that sees life as a gift and a celebration. You know you are alive when your heart is pumping out of your chest as you make the final ascent up a mountain or standing on the edge of a canyon ready to rappel over the edge, or taking a dip in an ice cold mountain stream or as you approach a rapids. We are so conditioned today through media and advertising to look at our lives from a deficit, from what we do not have, wish we had or think we need . . . we are more than consumers! Rather, we can look at life from its abundance, life seen as a gift and a celebration, recognizing that the important things in life are not bought, they are not possessed, they are free and they are given and we can all experience them. You do not need a huge bank account and you do not need to be an expert. You simply have to get out there and do it and in that we are all equal and equally gifted! The wilderness belongs to you; go enjoy it.

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“Memories of Gallup” will share interviews by Bob Rosebrough with some of the extraordinary people who have made Gallup such a historically rich and culturally beautiful place to live.

By Bob Rosebrough

Memories of Gallup Y o u B e P r o u d o f W h o Y o u ar e ! An interview with Rose Marie Sandoval and Jacquie Cattaneo, Part 1 of 2


Shorty’s story triggers Jacquie’s memory about her father. ose Marie “Shorty” Sandoval and Jacquie Cattaneo both come from “Dad was a World War I veteran. He was in the infantry, with the Dough families that go back to Gallup’s beginnings. Jacquie’s father, Jack Kammer, was a railroader and the son of a railroader. He came to Gallup Boys and walked over the entire country of France. There would always be Indian people coming up to our back door at 102 West Hill wanting food. One night this in 1898 when he was two years old. Between her father and grandfather, elderly man came by and he was freezing. My dad couldn’t think of anything that “there was 105 years of service for the Santa Fe Railroad.” Shorty’s would fit him because my father was six foot four and this Indian man was pretty amazingly diverse family settled in a cluster of houses on top of a steep North Side hill on Pershing. Shorty and Jacquie sit down one early winter afternoon in the back room small. Anyway, my dad ended up giving him his World War I uniform.” “Oh no!” says Shorty in an animated tone. of Shorty’s home and, before they are done talking about their lives in Gallup, the sun “I have his helmet, but that’s all,” says Jacquie. has gone down in the west. “Oh my God! How beautiful though!” says Shorty. I was born in my house. Shorty’s dad, Louis Montoya, worked for the “And it was totally wool. So not too long after that, we saw this man walking city off and on for many years. Shorty says, “Octavia Fellin believed he was the best around in my dad’s World War I uniform. (Jacquie and Shorty both laugh.) He looking man in town and he was. He was a man of honor with a sense of humor . . . walked with pride, as if he had fought in the War.” that wasn’t always nice. “What a story! God bless him. What a kind man,” says Shorty. “He used to take my sister and I rabbit hunting and we would return to “Well he was. He was very kind. He would not give them money. He would Auntie Helen’s house (which is now Shorty’s house) and she had a boiling pot of water not give anyone money, but he would always give them something to eat or to wear. waiting and then I remember tearing off the rabbit skin. It made a great meal. My He was French and he taught me many phrases. He mom and dad and my sister, Inie, and I lived right spoke the language, but his mother wouldn’t allow next door. My Nana Montoya lived next door and French to be spoken in the family home. She was one more house down was my Uncle Tom’s house. incredibly proud of being an American and felt that My sister, Inez Giron, and I have many memories if a person lived in the United States they should on this hill. speak the language of the nation in which they “We were a very, very close family. My lived. I’ve talked to a lot of older citizens and that great-grandpa Dan stayed in my grandmother’s seemed to be the general consensus from that era.” house on this hill and we’ve been here forever and I remember her in her starched white. ever. I was born in my house.” Shorty’s mother, Mary Toki Montoya was one of She’d give them oranges. “Way, way Gallup’s Harvey girls. She says, “You know where back I remember there were some stairs back here, the train station is?” at my Nana Montoya’s house. I would sit back Jacquie says, “The Harvey House was the western there and the wagons would come, Navajos, Zunis, part of that building.” and they’d drive up in the back of my Nana’s house. Shorty says, “It was huge. We had a little She was fluent in English, Spanish, Navajo, and car and it had a rumble seat in the back. We’d go Zuni. She was raised in Zuni – her and her sister. and pick up Mom. Her starched white uniform And the Navajos and Zunis would come and she’d just stood out. Harvey girls were trained on how go out there and she’d give them oranges. She’d to give impeccable service. That building was two give them oranges and they’d laugh and they’d talk stories and it was so beautiful.” to each other. It was so amazing to me.” Rose Marie Sandoval and Jacquie Cattaneo “It was the prettiest one,” Jacquie agrees. My dad gave him his WWI uniform. remembering the good old days.


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“As you walked into the lobby you could see the pretty stairs that are going up to the rooms upstairs and then the wide dining area. We’d have Christmas parties there. Oh my God!” says Shorty. “It was fancy!” “Finger bowls,” Jacquie adds. “It had handmade furniture. A lot like Octavia had made for the library. It was a very elegant place. My grandmother was a Harvey House girl. My mother’s mother.” “She saw Clark Gable.” Shorty says, “My mother took such pride in being a Harvey Girl. She talked to many troops coming through and movie stars. She saw Clark Gable; he was her favorite. My mom has had an amazing life and she is still with us – in her 98th year. The Harvey House was really something for a little town like Gallup.”

“Eisenhower was here,” says Jacquie. “He was on the campaign trail and was riding the train across the US. I remember going to the railroad station and hearing him make a speech out of the back of a passenger train. I was one of many Brownies and Girl Scouts that made up a welcoming party for Ike!” Shorty continues, “There should be a place at the Cultural Center specifically honoring the Harvey Crew like other cities have done. They’re a big part of our history!”


Far Left: Jacquie Cattaneo, Age 6 in front of the fire station on First and Aztec - 1950. Left: Mary Toki Montoya in her Harvey Girl uniform - August 1955. Above: Louis Montoya and Mary Toki Montoya - 1952. Above Right: Ralph John Kammer on AT&SF Engine #1260. April 2014

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Cougar Encounters Personal Experiences with the Ultimate Predator

By Kevin Buggie

Head to Head at 8 Yards


ovember 2013, Zuni Mountains: I was hiking in the vicinity of the Strawberry Trail on an evening ascent of a nearby viewpoint. It was dark but my co-hiker John Masci was carrying a bright flashlight. We came to the lookout and chatted for about five minutes in the crisp air that had just been filtered clean with a small snowfall earlier in the week. John randomly turns on the light and flashes it to the south whereupon we see the eyes. John exclaims, “It’s a coyote,” but the bright light all too fully revealed a very large mature cougar sitting about 20 yards away. What was disturbing to me was the fact that it was likely that John and I walked up on it . . . where it was sitting . . . and it just decided to stay there . . . for the entire five minutes we were talking. It sauntered off into the snow after we made some loud noises. John and I tracked it for a bit til we realized that the cat was circling around on us. Then we promptly went home. 4 days later:

I was hunting turkey near the Burma Trail. Dressed in full camo, there was only a 1-inch slit for my eyes that was not covered. I sat down in front a tree and began to call: double chirp every five minutes. After about 15 minutes the head of a cougar pops up from the small bump in the land. It’s only 8 yards away. I’m so close I can see its eyes blinking. It’s obviously confused that there is no turkey here. This cougar was definitely not the same one I saw four days earlier . . . way smaller, probably a juvenile. I slowly pointed my gun right at its head and took the safety off of my Browning A5 twelve gauge. I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t seen the other cougar a few days earlier I wouldn’t have thought to take a picture. But now against reason, I slowly reached for my phone. I had camo gloves on, so I took one glove off with my teeth, and when my bare skin was exposed, the cat’s eyes caught it and locked on me. I continued to take the picture with the phone resting on the barrel of my gun. The fake shutter noise of the phone caused the cat to slowly crouch down into a pouncing position. I figured he was going to jump at me considering his stance, and I exploded up, screaming at the top of my lungs, and fired a random shot into the air. The cat quickly left . . . hopefully with great fear of humans.

10 minutes later: Local Mt. bike rider Tim Bruinius rode by and I politely stepped to the side and waved. A minute or two later I saw him coming back up the trail. I couldn’t help but think that if mountain lions were at all interested in humans as prey (they don’t seem to be), a grunting biker, slowly climbing up a bike trail would seem to be an easy opportunity for a snack. 1 week later:

I paid my $43 and got a licence to hunt cougar. Good for 1 Year.

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By Jay Mason

Holy Land (part 2) After 36 years in Gallup and inspired by the tireless efforts of Nate and Chuck to have a positive effect on Gallup and the surrounding area, Jay Mason has written some vignettes about his life in Gallup and beyond.

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I have fixed my eyes on your hills, Jerusalem, my Destiny! Though I cannot see the end for me, I cannot turn away. We have set our hearts for the way; this journey is our destiny. Let no one walk alone. The journey makes us one.

“Jerusalem, My Destiny,” Rory Cooney (1989)


aster is upon us. Christ is risen from the dead to save us all. There is a God and there is hope. I am betting my soul on hope. In my first installment about the Holy Land, our pilgrimage had reached the outskirts of Jerusalem. Our last week in Israel was spent in the city where Christ died and rose from the dead. As we approached Jerusalem late in the afternoon, we stopped at a church above the Mount of Olives called Dominus Flevit. That is Latin for “Jesus wept,” which is the shortest verse in the Bible. Jesus wept as he approached Jerusalem for Palm Sunday in part because he knew what lay ahead for him with the triumph of Palm Sunday to the pain, suffering and death of the cross. It was a beautiful sight for us as the sun set over the city across the valley from the church. We were about to depart and an old Franciscan priest approached us, and asked one of the two Bishops with us if we wanted to walk on the path that Jesus walked on Palm Sunday nearly two thousand years ago. We readily agreed, and he pulled a skeleton key from his pocket and opened the iron gate that led to the ancient path. It had been closed for several decades because it was being worn out by pilgrims. As we descended into the valley, we all prayed and imagined what is was like for Christ to take the same steps so long ago. At the base of the path are the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. This site is surrounded by the Mount of Olives, which in Christ’s time was covered with olive trees. Now it is a very large Jewish


cemetery with only a few ancient olive trees (1500-2000 years old) in the Garden itself. The rock upon which Christ prayed with his disciples in the Garden is the centerpiece of the church. When Christ went with Peter, James and John to pray, it is believed that he went into a cavern behind and below the Garden. There is a chapel there today, and that is where Christ prayed just before he was arrested and taken to the house of Caiaphas, the high priest. Once again we prayed at that site for our world and its many problems. The next day we met the Bishop of Jerusalem, who is called a Patriarch, at his residence and were given pilgrim shells for traveling to Jerusalem. We had lunch in the Armenian Quarter and then went to see the Dome of the Rock and the remains of the Temple. Since it was a Jewish feast, all signs of Christianity were taken from us by the security guards to be returned when we exited the Temple grounds. The west wall of the Temple was filled with orthodox Jews with their Torahs who prayed the prayers of Sukkot (Feast of the Tabernacles) and inserted their intentions into the cracks of the wall. We could only see the Dome of the Rock from a distance on the Temple grounds. It is the site where Abraham almost sacrificed his son, Isaac. Today it is an active Muslim mosque. The Temple grounds comprise almost one third of the old city of Jerusalem. A devout Jew was expected to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem at least once a year to offer sacrifices in the Temple. We later toured the Upper Room where Christ and his disciples celebrated the Last Supper. It was not what I expected. It is owned by the

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. . . it was a moving experience to place your hand in the place that held the Cross of Christ . . . Israeli government and is devoid of any beautiful Christian symbols or artwork like so many holy places. Evidently, the government of Spain is negotiating with the Israeli government to trade the Upper Room for an ancient synagogue in Madrid. If that occurs, it will be given to the Franciscans so that it can be restored as a Christian holy site. We walked outside of the old city walls to Caiaphas’s House, which is now the Church of St. Peter Gallicantu. There you can walk in the courtyard where Peter denied Christ three times and enter the dungeon that held Christ before he was taken to Pontius Pilate to be crucified. Early the next morning we traced the steps of Christ (Via Doloroso) as He made His way to the crucifixion. We prayed at every stop and imagined what it must have been like to be treated so cruelly by the same people who welcomed Him to their city just one week before on Palm Sunday. That night we were sung into the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre by the Franciscan priests who live there. It was a special event, and we were led by two bishops and twelve Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre in full regalia. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is a pontifical order that is charged with preserving a Christian presence in the Holy Land. Recently the percentage of Christians in the Israel has been reduced to 2% of the total population. Most of the Christians in the Holy Land are Palestinian and face discrimination from the Muslim Palestinians as well as the Israelis. It is a difficult problem, which cannot be resolved easily. It would be tragedy if someday there were no Christians left in the Holy Land. In any event, the Basilica was closed for our entrance, and the simple Franciscan priests sang beautiful Latin hymns honoring the sacred places we were about to see with our own eyes. If you recall, Christ was buried a short distance from where he was crucified by the Romans. When Christians built a church to commemorate these events, the large church encompassed both the

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sites of the crucifixion and resurrection. We processed to the tomb of Christ and were allowed to enter the tomb and kneel and pray at the place where Christ rose from the dead. At the other end of the church, we ascended a staircase to two chapels – one managed by the Franciscans where Christ was nailed to the cross and the second where the Eastern Orthodox altar covers the place of the crucifixion. Under the altar is an opening that held the cross of Christ, and pilgrims lined up to kneel and pray. As a Christian, it was a moving experience to place your hand in the place that held the Cross of Christ and realize that the places you have read about all of your life actually exist and survive to this day. The Holy Land is a sacred place for three major religions of the world. Christians, Muslims and Jews attempt to live together. It can be an inspirational experience to be there with a sense of sadness regarding the strife and uncertainty of the future. We can only pray that the climate will change someday. I thought I would feel unsafe in Jerusalem but that was not the case. If you have the chance to visit the Holy Land, you should go. Be not afraid. It might change your life; it certainly did mine.

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

By Stacey Hollebeek

In the midst of national local and slow-food revolutions, Sweet preaches the value of slow medicine . . . .


o there’s this hospital in San Francisco called Laguna Honda Hospital that houses over 800 chronically ill patients, most of who can’t afford to pay a stitch of their medical care. The facility was built originally as an almshouse back in 1866 for the masses of people who came out for the California Gold Rush, but discovered only poverty and pain, yet stayed in the growing thenMexican city. Since it was an almshouse, it contained acres of farmland for the residents to garden, greenhouses to grow their own vegetables. During a small pox outbreak in the late 1800s, the facility became more of a hospital, and a newer building was constructed along the lines of the medieval monastic “hospitals,” with wide halls, spacious solariums, open wards, aviaries, and turrets. Since then it has remained a long-term care facility for chronically and mentally ill and disabled, most of who have no other place to go. If you look up the hospital’s website at and check out the amazing place, you wonder how on earth this place is still functioning, much less sporting a swimming pool, artists in residence,


and private rooms – when our hospital here in Gallup can barely keep its desperately needed pediatricians. That’s what Victoria Sweet’s book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, is about – her more than 20 years at Laguna Honda as a physician in the midst of shifting politics and economics. She fell into the job she learned to love in the years following the mass closing of state mental institutions and the introduction of the “efficiency” of HMOs and health care, while Laguna Honda was there to take in those people – sometime over 1700 patients – who fell through the cracks. The book reads like Oliver Sacks crossed with Sweet’s medieval medical history dissertation on Hildegard von Bingen – a strange mix that actually is quite riveting. Sweet explains in narrative – not figures – the survival of the hospital through its bumps and bruises, as one organization after another tries to take down the hospital, from the Department of Justice to varied disability lawsuits. And yet it survived, even thrived, as Sweet discovered the “efficiency of inefficiency” and the healing luxury of slow time. At one point, in an effort to cut the hospital budget, the hospital decreased the head nurses by 50%: “It was stressful,” Sweet writes. “After the head nurses were cut in half, there were more illnesses and more sick days among the staff; there were more injuries, more disabilities, and earlier retirements. Among the patients, there were more falls, more bedsores, more fights, and more tears. And this, in the broader scheme of things – even of economics – is not efficient” (p. 84). April 2014

Sweet tells one story after another of her patients and colleagues from Laguna Honda, and what she learned from them about practicing medicine in an inefficient world. There was Terry Becker, a Native American woman rescued off the streets with complications of alcoholism and drug abuse, who simply needed time – lots of time, along with a pair of glasses; the regal AfricanAmerican Mr. Bramwell with Alzheimer’s, who couldn’t remember his own wife and sister, yet could gracefully two-step to Glenn Miller; Mrs. Muller, who had been misdiagnosed as diabetic and psychotic, when she just needed her hip replacement put back into its socket; the double-amputee, Paul Bennett, who came out of his depression to fix all the staff’s computers. Through these personalities and their diseases, Sweet weaves the various issues of modern medicine – practicing medicine versus health care, open wards or private rooms, emphasis of doctors over nursing, long-term care in hospital versus at home, funding more administrators to make the hospital more efficient, while letting medical staff go. One of the reasons Sweet took the job at Laguna Honda originally was because they gave her flexible part-time hours, freeing her up to complete a PhD. in medieval medical history. Sweet focused particularly on Hildegard von Bingen, the twelfth century German nun who boldly wrote her own music, recorded her autobiography of visions, and scribed her medical practice books, besides starting two monasteries, and interpreting her version of Benedictine rule there. Through her studies, Sweet also visits a Swiss hospital, and admires its mix of medieval medicine practices smartly combined with modern, including prescriptions of whiskey for sleep and wine served with every meal – for both patient and physician. In the midst of national local and slow-food revolutions, Sweet preaches the value of slow medicine, and how in the end, it’s time, community, common sense, and caring relationships that best heal. While reading the book, I couldn’t help but continually apply her themes to our own Rehoboth Hospital, and all its current difficulties. Yet, I often found myself appreciating Rehoboth Hospital for many of the same themes that Sweet was preaching – doctors like Chris Gonzaga who spent time listening to and problem solving my husband’s digestive issues rather than just prescribing another $1000 scope or test; Dr. Poel who once met my panicked self in the emergency parking lot to care for our toddler screaming with red ant bites; an invaluable chaplain, Kris Pikaart, who helped explain (efficiently) to the emergency room nurse (when she wouldn’t believe me) that my husband didn’t normally talk like a Dutch immigrant – that this foreign accent was a result of his recent possible concussion; midwife Linda VanAsselt-King who helped bring all three of our children into this world. And my list could go on of the Drs. Arrowsmith, Tempest, Kamps, Dr. Flor Gonzaga, nurses Beatrice and Mary Ippel – all medical practitioners who are friends, fellow Gallup residents whom we meet at the grocery store or gas pump, worship with, bike and hike with, who care for us, their patients and fellow community members, in time and in ways that it would be difficult for locums or traveling nurses to improve upon, enriching our lives here in this community in small (but efficient) ways that hospital administrators rarely are privileged to see. I’ll leave you with one final quote from Sweet on the importance of time in healing: “The picture [of Terry Becker] tells it all; it shows just what Laguna Honda could do in its time and with its time. Whether it was efficient or inefficient, I’ll leave you to decide, but I think you’ll agree that only death is truly efficient. Life is very inefficient and not cost-effective at all, from a health-care efficiency point of view” (p. 98). April 2014

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TOWN 2014 Fifth Annual Agriculture Conference

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April 29-30, 2014 Nakai Hall, Navajo Fairgrounds, Window Rock, Arizona The Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Agriculture and Youth Conference. This year’s theme is “Nanise’ baa Ja’ólní – I am respectful of plants.” Come to Nakai Hall in Window Rock, Arizona on April 29 and 30, 2014, for FREE demonstrations, presentations, Trade Fair, Youth Conference and Family Fun Evening. The Navajo Veterinary Clinic will also be providing FREE mare contraception, FREE stallion castration and other services. Please sign up in advance to be placed on a waiting list. A new event this year is the Family Fun Evening on April 29, 6 to 8 pm, “Sheep to Shawl.” All conference events are FREE. Everyone is welcome. We are also sponsoring a benefit golf tournament on April 26 at Twin Arrows Golf Club, Santa Ana, NM. For more information, fees, and to register, visit

Non-Profit Receives Grant Eve’s Fund is a non-profit organization that promotes hope and wellness among Native Americans. It is proud to announce that it has received a $10,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Eve’s Fund will use the grant to expand its ThinkFirst Navajo injury prevention program, which reduces brain and spinal cord injuries and fatalities among Navajo youth and teens by providing culturally sensitive, free education to schools on the Navajo Nation. Eve’s Fund will also provide additional peer mentoring, support, and training to the program’s VIP (Voices for Injury Prevention) speakers, all adult Navajos with paraplegia. In 2014, ThinkFirst Navajo will teach 2,800-3,200 students in grades K-12 about serious injuries related to vehicle crashes, sports injuries, alcohol, violence, and other factors. To learn more about the program and schedule a presentation, contact Bernice Lefthand, program coordinator, at 928-380-6268 or


The Golden Ukulele by Essie Yazzie Sally is an ordinary teenage girl, save for her musical talent and love of jazz. She visits Tony’s Music Store in hopes of finding a musical instrument to fill her mundane life. Just as Sally turns to leave the music store, the most beautiful instrument she has ever seen catches her eye. She soon discovers that she has way more in common with this golden instrument than she could have ever imagined. Essie Yazzie is a youth pastor at Thoreau Church of God and The Golden Ukulele is her first publication. Yazzie and her husband live in Thoreau and have two children together: Dylan, 16, and Tatianna, 12, who illustrated The Golden Ukulele. In her writing, Yazzie looks to inspire, encourage, and uplift. For more information about Yazzie and her book, visit Yazzie will be holding a drawing for anyone who buys The Golden Ukulele at the Authors Festival (see below). Simply email a photo with the book, signed by the author, to, and be entered to win a ukulele instrument! The Treasure Hunt Written by DeWayne Helfenbein and Illustrated by Amanda Wheeler When 10-year-old Mark Henry goes to Uncle Joe’s shed to find a hammer and saw, he gets more than her bargained for. After discovering a treasure map in an old toolbox, Mark is determined to find the treasure. With friends Mary and Sue, the trio set out to look for clues on the map. The story, which is patterned on the importance of relationships, honesty, friendship, forgiveness and love, has been a labor of love. DeWayne Helfenbein penned The Treasure Hunt for his students in 1998. Since then, he has written many unpublished stories as part of a collaborative effort with his students. Currently, Helfenbein is a physical education and health teacher in Gallup, New Mexico. He and his wife, Kim, have two children, Joshua and Daniel.

Both Helfenbein and Yazzie will be in attendance at the 2014 Gallup Authors Festival, hosted by Octavia Fellin Public Library on Saturday, April 12, from 11 am to 4 pm. Join the festivities along with twentytwo New Mexico and Arizona authors. For more information, call 505-863-1291. April 2014

87301 What can I do to lower my taxes? Last minute tax planning ideas. By Steve A. Petranovich, Certified Public Accountant

Ragamuffin, The Story of Rich Mullins Saturday, April 5, 4:30 & 7:00 pm El Morro Theatre, Gallup Ragamuffin is the true story of Rich Mullins, a prodigy musician who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on the Navajo Reservation. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with alcoholism, addiction, and women tear him away from a God he was determined to love. He wrestled with success in Nashville, depression in Wichita, and oblivion in the Four Corners. He was a prophet and a poet and a beggar, more comfortable with the homeless than the wealthy, more in love with Jesus than religion, more interested in the music than the song. Towards the end of his life he encountered a love deeper than he had ever known, but died tragically in a car accident at age 41. Ragamuffin is coming to Gallup’s El Morro Theatre during its screening tour. It will show on Saturday, April 5 at 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the theatre and online at

Connor Chee Performs with Red Rock String Ensemble Sunday, May 4, 4:00 pm First United Methodist Church Admission Free Local musicians, known collectively as Red Rock String Ensemble, will be performing a spring concert on Sunday, May 4 at First United Methodist Church in Gallup at 4:00 pm. Pianist Connor Chee is the featured soloist. The concert will include Capriol Suite by Warlock, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, and String Quartet No. 3 in D major by Mendelssohn. Chee is a Navajo pianist originally from Page, Arizona. He began piano lessons at the age of six. Four years later his family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio so he could further his musical education. With a Bachelor of Music and master’s degree, as well as many accolades, Chee has performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall and was featured internationally on CNN. He has performed throughout the country and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please come and enjoy this FREE event and support local music!

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1. Review your deductions from last year, taking advantage of tax credits and tax deductions. 2. If you refinanced your home, don’t forget the points. 3. Make retirement plan contributions, either through work or with an Individual Retirement Plan. It’s still one of the best tax shelters around. 4. If you don’t qualify for a regular IRA, consider a ROTH IRA. 5. Don’t forget Student Loan Interest. 6. If Self-Employed, you can take an “abovethe-line” deduction for Health Insurance. 7. If you moved during the year, did you take Moving Expenses? 8. If you paid Alimony, you can deduct it. 9. Always remember, a tax credit is better than a tax deduction. The credit is directly against your taxes paid, a deduction just lowers taxable income. 10. If you are in business, engage the services of a CPA. 11. New tax legislation has been passed every year for the last 25 years. Changing rules create both traps and opportunities, a fact that makes tax planning worthwhile. 12. Don’t let the tail wag the economic dog. Don’t do things solely for tax reasons; every transaction should have economic merit apart from taxes. There is not much time left to file your income tax return. The deadline is Tuesday, April 15. Instead of applying for that extension and paying interest charges from April 15 to the date of filing, take the time this weekend to fill out a tax organizer and file on time. You’ll feel much better that you finished.

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TOWN What To Do With Those Old Telephone Books? and ArtsCrawl Earth Day Activities By Betsy Windisch It is Telephone Book Season and the dilemma, once again, is what to do with all of the old telephone books! In past years, bins were placed in the community by the City Solid Waste Department, to collect these.  Unfortunately, what was collected was too much trash and too few telephone books. A bin for old telephone book collection will still be maintained by the City at the NWNM Regional Solid Waste Authority Gallup Transfer Station; the bin is in the recycling yard of this facility on Hasler Valley Road (next to the Juvenile Detention Center). However, the best solution is to: Tear out the newsprint pages and put them in the MIXED PAPER bin at one of the three recycling sites in Gallup (*for site locations see below) or wherever you recycle your newsprint (Humane Society / Gallup Independent).  TOSS THE GLUED SPINE!  This part of the telephone book cannot be recycled.  During ArtsCrawl on Saturday, April 12 the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will host a Fun Children’s Paper Making Activity. Come make beautiful, unique, handmade paper using recycled materials! Look for the MCRC tables when you come to ArtsCrawl, downtown from 7 to 9 pm. Join the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council and other environmental groups in celebrating Earth Day! Please start saving the following for our Earth Day event: drink pouches (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, etc.) and used-up ball point pens, highlighters, sharpies, markers, mechanical pens, and lids! For more information about recycling in Gallup-McKinley County or to volunteer at any of our events and activities go to, call Gerald or Millie at 722-5142 or send an e-mail to * Recycling Centers in Gallup MWF   8-Noon    Train Station MWF   Noon-4    Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center Sat.     10-2          Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center M-Sat  8-4:30      Gallup Transfer Station on Hasler Valley Road

RMCHCS Behavioral Health Outpatient Counseling Services RMCHCS’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services will be moving to the ground floor of the old dialysis building located on RMCHCS’s main campus in April. In the meantime, Behavioral Health counselors, Emily Kee, LISW, Jeremy Lindsey, LMFT, Yvonne Mandagaran, LPCC and Gretchen Woods, CNS and psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Hauser, will continue seeing patients at their offices located in the Behavioral Health Services building on RMCHCS’s east campus.  Appointments can be made by calling 726-6910 and patients will be notified as to the exact date the BHS offices will be moved to RMCHCS’s main campus.  

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Congratulations RMCHCS Pediatricians RMCHCS’ Pediatrics Practice achieved a childhood immunization rate of over 90%! This is a very major accomplishment. The Practice will receive an award at the Annual New Mexico Immunization Coalition Provider Awards Dinner in Albuquerque on May 2, 2014.

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Diabetes Management and Education Program Receives National Recognition Congratulations to Diabetes Educators, Yvonne PeperzakBlake, RN, MSN, CDE and Carolyn Mahnke, RN, BS, CDE for the successful reaccreditation of RMCHCS’ Diabetes Management and Education program by the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program (DEAP) of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. To achieve this nationally recognized accreditation status, the program must show that is meets or exceeds national standards for Diabetes SelfManagement Education. Patient Safety RMCHCS received recognition from the New Mexico Hospital Engagement Network (NM HEN) Team for all the work it has done in decreasing patient harm by participating in the NMHA HEN Initiative. RMCHCS is among 23 New Mexico

Hospitals that have placed in the top 10 percent nationally when it comes to improving a set of patient care outcomes. These hospitals are part of the New Mexico Hospital Engagement Network whose purpose is to assist hospitals in improving patient safety in 10 targeted areas. New Physician Group to Staff Emergency Department RMCHCS will begin a new partnership with Emergency Staffing Solutions (ESS) on May 1, 2014. ESS will staff and manage the emergency department (ED) physicians at RMCHCS. This new partnership will enhance RMCHCS’ focus on the overall quality of care patients receive. ESS shares RMCHCS’ goal of a patient’s total wellbeing and a desire to service the community. RMCHCS’ Continuing Medical Education Program Recognized for its Outstanding Work RMCHCS’ Continuing Medical Education (CME) program was awarded reaccreditation by the New Mexico Medical Society in recognition of its outstanding work in providing medical education to healthcare professionals and staff. Dr. Mary Poel serves as director of the CME program and Niles McCall is program coordinator.

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hirty years ago, when the Red Rock Balloon Rally was beginning, local balloonists were the first folks to use “destination” and “tourism” in the same sentence. The paradigm was annual events - rodeo, the Ceremonial, the Balloon Rally – to bring tourists to town, lure visitors back, and make Gallup a year-round DESTINATION. Ceremonial, rodeo, and the Rally are significant events; and year round visitation is larger than five days or a weekend. The tourist finds Native American crafts and culture, cowboy and rodeo activity, year-round, in wild western Gallup. Now, mountain bike and off-road sports events complete Gallup’s tourism calendar. Adventure infrastructure brings tourists to Gallup all year long.

How did this happen?

1. Gallup and McKinley County have a Trails and Open-Space Master Plan. 2. Local government and the Chamber of Commerce openly support adventure tourism. 3. Community Groups - Gallup Trails, Red Rock Motor Sports, Adventure Gallup and Beyond - are incorporated and lead the regional initiative with the Council of Governments. 4. Zuni Mountain Trail Partnership convenes Cibola and McKinley County, several non-profit organizations, US Forest Service, and mountain bikers for resource and development plans and strategy in the Zuni Mountains. 5. Enterprise grows in Gallup with new business - Zia Rides and Sports World’s bike shop. 6. The NM State Legislature names Gallup the Adventure Capital of New Mexico in 2012. And Gallup builds the awesome Brickyard Bike Park. The Brickyard Bike Park - The Fuhs Family Open Space - built last summer in historic, downtown Gallup is a deliberate step forward to Gallup’s bright future. The Bike Park is in constant use and a destination for youngsters, teenagers, and families. The Brickyard Bike Park transformed a trashed-out open space into an active space for Gallup’s free-range children on bikes. And the Bike Park is part of a smart economic development strategy for the region. 13 years ago, an economic development process, CEDS, concluded that “outdoor extreme sports” would draw tourists from the interstate, encourage destination tourism, and create jobs in the Gallup region. Balloonists, rock-climbers, mountain bikers, snow-shoers, and off-road


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motorists come to Gallup to spend their money. Outdoor extreme sport events bring “heads to beds” for Gallup hotels, customers to restaurants, buyers to galleries, and visitors to Downtown and the El Morro Theatre. Destination tourists come back often. In 2012, the International Mountain Bikers Association (IMBA) invited speakers from Gallup to its World Summit to describe “How Gallup, NM, Transformed Itself from Drunk City USA to Adventure Capital of New Mexico by Building Adventure Trails.” Destination Gallup brightens our Future. The immediate goal of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy is “IMBA Ride Center” designation for the Gallup regional trail system. High Desert Trail is already designated a “National Recreation Trail.” Gallup Trails is an IMBA Chapter and IMBA Trail Care crews have trained local biker volunteers, twice, in trail-building. IMBA evaluated Gallup Trails and commended the regional trail system. IMBA recommended more extreme trails, a bike park, and bike friendly infrastructure in the community. IMBA Ride Centers - only thirty in the world - are rated by a checklist that includes trails, support for mountain bike tourists, community assets, and other amenities. Gallup has seventy-five miles of trail now, with High Desert and the McGaffey MTB Trails, trails at Red Rock Park, the Hogback, urban trails, and a new trail in Ramah. OHV/ATV Trails are huge and expanding. US Forest Service will soon designate more than 220 miles of NEW Mountain Bike Trails in the Zuni Mountains with strong commitments from McKinley County and Zuni Mountain Trail Partnership. Youth Conservation Corps is the skilled workforce that builds and maintains the community’s trail and open space assets. For 12 years, YCC is a strong asset that engages a skilled youth workforce to complete worthwhile projects of durable benefit to the community. NM government grants YCC wages to the City of Gallup; McKinley County supports Youth Conservation Corps. The trails agenda has been a deliberate economic development strategy and when a community builds trails, everyone benefits. Gallup Trails bring tourists to town and keep them longer. Gallup Trails recruit teachers, doctors, and professionals and retain their professions in our community. Gallup Trails make physical activity more convenient for children, families, the elderly, and the disabled. Gallup Trails are a healthy recreation destination for our residents.

April 2014

By Karl Lohmann

So What’s Next? 1. The NM Department of Transportation is rebuilding Boardman

Avenue with the City and Gallup-McKinley County Schools. Safe Highways funding will impose a Road Diet on Boardman Avenue. The Road Diet eliminates two travel lanes, adds a left turn lane, reduces speed limits, and adds bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure - especially for student safety.

2. The Boyd Avenue Bike/Pedestrian Path will be extended across

Boardman with a new Bike/Ped bridge near JFK. Aztec Avenue will be restriped to add bicycle and pedestrian facilities to the 11 miles of Aztec Avenue.

3. Urban loops will be added to High Desert Trail to connect trail activity with profit centers.

4. Safe Routes to School and walking trails will come to

neighborhoods. Neighborhoods and Tribal communities want infrastructure improvements for physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

6. Transformation of the transportation infrastructure, increasing

access to safe places to play, and reform of the “food system” are recommended by public health and disease prevention specialists. The threat to our bright future - childhood obesity and chronic disease - can be met with more physical activity by more citizens. Surveillance of children’s body mass index reveals that an alarming percentage of our children are pre-diabetic. Good food in the schools and more access to fresh food - Farmers’ Markets, Community Pantry, local growers, food buying clubs and co-ops, healthier commodities - brightens our future. Trails and active routes make walking and biking to school, work, and shopping easier. Good food and fitness benefit children, families, and the broad community. All of us are transforming Gallup, NM, by smart investments in trails, gardens, safe places to play. Gallup is making itself a destination, a place to be visited and experienced. We have begun to harvest and utilize some of our assets. We are rich in culture, unique in craft, blessed with national traffic routes, and replete with landscape ripe for adventure. Let’s continue to work towards our bright future as a destination!

5. These amenities will enhance our IMBA Ride Center Score and Gallup’s free range children will be able to walk and ride to school, work, and play.

Proposed Boardman Road Diet: Add center turn lane and bike lanes. Proposed Aztec Bike Lanes: Blue Line

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April Community Calendar


Support Class for Parents of Teens at First United Methodist Church from 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 863-4512. 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 @ 505-783-4612. 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. Long Form Tai Chi will practice at Old School Gallery in El Morro, NM, 9:30-10:30 am. Newcomers welcome! Zumba, a cardio-based workout, is “exercise in disguise.” Come for classes led by licensed instructor, Vanessa Bowling, at Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup) Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Cost is $4/person. For more information, check out www.


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: 722-6389. Codependents Anonymous, 12 noon 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: 7226389. Lebanon Lodge #22, A. F. & A. M. meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center (4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue). An informational program and meal are presented before the meeting at 6:45 pm. All Masons are invited. Info: lebanonlodge22@yahoo. com. Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Open mic night every Monday at the Coffee House from 6 to 8 pm. Open to musicians, poets, and story tellers. Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250. Brain Injury Support Group, Mondays 9-11 am at Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup). Learn new ways to deal with old problems. Become a better person by talking to people who know about brain injuries. For more information, call 505-870-1483. Recharge your week, Mondays at 6 pm by Ford Canyon Park: Beginner’s meditation by Gallup Meditation Group. A great introduction to the many benefits that group meditation provides. Log-in/ Like us on Facebook or call Maria at (505) 8633772 or (505) 863-9404 evenings only.

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Morning Light Sanga Meditation Group from 3 to 5 at 113 E. Logan. All welcome! Holy Week at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit: Palm Sunday (4/13) services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. Maundy Thursday (4/17) service at 7:00 pm, with foot washing and stripping of the altar. Good Friday (4/18) service at 7:00 pm. On Easter Day (4/20) we will begin with the beautiful Easter Vigil at 6:30 am; a potluck breakfast will follow; at 10:00 am will be the Festive Choral Easter celebration. All are very welcome! The Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup, just 1 block west of Red Rock Elementary School. Phone: 505-863-4695. Plateau Sciences Society: change of meeting place and date to second Sunday for the month of April at Gallup Downtown Conference Center (204 W. Coal Ave.) at 2:30 pm. Normal meeting will resume in May on the third Sunday at Red Mesa Center. Call Martin Link for more information, 863-6459.


Morning Light Sanga Meditation Group from 3 to 5 at 113 E. Logan. All welcome!


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RMCHCS Community Health Fair Blood Screening Tests April 14-18 and April 2116 from 7 to 9am in the RMCH main lobby. Basic blood profile: glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL & TSH – $25, Hemoglobin A1C – $20 and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – $20. Schedule an appointment by calling 505-8637325. Results may be picked up at the Community Health Fair on May 3, 2014 at the Rio West Mall from 10am-3pm. Gallup Rocks, an interactive geology exhibition geared especially for high school student, sponsored by Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis, Plateau Sciences Society, UNM-Gallup Geology Dept., and McKinley County Schools, April 14-17. Student tours 9:30-11:00 am and 1:00-2:30 pm at Gallup Downtown Conference Center (204 W. Coal Ave.). Exhibit stations include Walking with Dinosaurs, Two Uplifts and a Sag, Volcanoes – A Time of Fire, Formations of Energy, and Gems & Jewels of the Southwest. Also open to the public during ArtsCrawl on Saturday, April 12. Quilt Club at Gallup Service Mart, 6-8 pm. Come join other quilters in the area to share ideas and projects. Bring your projects for an evening of Show and Tell and discussions about quilting and sewing. For more information, call 722-9414.


Spa Day at UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department, 11am to 7pm. Facial, manicure, or pedicure $5 each. Call 863-7561 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome! All proceeds benefit Battered Families Services, Inc. programs.



Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-2) interactive parent-child music + movement story time, 11am at the Children’s Library.

Weird Science Club (ages 6-12) exploratory science, technology, engineering and math programs designed to make learning fun, 4pm at the Children’s Library.


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. Overeaters Anonymous meeting for beginner and returning, 5:30-6:30 pm at Church of the Holy Spirit (1334 Country Club Drive). For more information, call Linda at (505) 863-6042. Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250. Faith Chapter #69, Order of the Eastern Star, meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center (4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue). Info: Robert 505-615-8053. Work in Beauty Open Board Meetings every 1st Tuesday at 7pm at the Work in Beauty House (113 E. Logan, corner of Logan and Puerco). Work in Beauty Community Action Meetings every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at the Work in Beauty House (113 E. Logan, corner of Logan and Puerco). Tai Chi, the Chinese discipline for cultivating energy, health and self defense skills, is coming to the Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup). Monika Gauderon will teach from 7:15 to 8 pm. For more information, call 505 775-3045 or 870-1483. Home Group AA will meet at Hozho Center three times a week Tuesday 6p-7p OD, Friday 6p-7p BB, potluck dinner 3rd Friday during speaker meeting, Sunday 4p-5p OD.


Celebrate Earth Day: Recycle Gallup – An exhibit from the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will be at the Octavia Fellin Library for the month of April. For more information call the library at 505-863-1291. Free Computer Classes in April at Octavia Fellin Public Library, including Basic Computer Skills, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of April. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, to register call (505) 863-1291 or email


Sound Alliance and Vocal Union from Brigham Young University-Idaho will perform in Gallup at The Historic El Morro Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets can be picked up at Pinnacle Bank at 107 E. Aztec Ave from Tommy Haws or call Tara Lucio at 722-3836. Tickets are also available from the Gallup BID office next to the El Morro in Downtown Gallup. Since admission is free, we do ask that you bring a can of food per attendee that will be donated to the Community Pantry.


Cancer support group, for information call 8633075 or 863-6140. Spay-Neuter Discount Clinic for Low Income Pet Owners at the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society, N. Highway 491. Call 863-2616 for an appointment. ZUMBA Fitness Classes at Chee Dodge Elementary School starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information email or call Ralph Roanhorse at (505) 862-2970. Four Corners Yoga (601 W. Coal Ave.) is offering free community class at 6 pm. All donations will be remitted to Adopt an Elder. For information, call 505-863-6463, email or friend us on FB @ fourcornersyoga. *All classes are hot and 90 mins. CHANGE YOUR BODY . . . CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. The weekly El Morro Community Stage Night happens each Wednesday from 7 until 8:30pm. For more information, you may call Rachel, 505-8637626, or email Introduction to Belly Dance class, 7:30-8:30 at FOF Dance Studio, 230 W. Coal Ave. Call Leaf at 9792047 for tuition rates and registration. Gallup Solar meets the first three Wednesdays of every month at 113 East Logan to discuss everything solar, from megawatt plants to solar lighting for the outhouse. To find out how you can save money on a grid tie in Gallup or for more information, go to new projects at or call Don at 505-728-9246.


The Art Party is back! After a successful summer of expressing ourselves with art, music, and positivity in the North Side Neighborhood we now have our own space in the heart of downtown Gallup’s art district. So mark your calendars for the first ever Spring Break Art Party! We’ll be making image transfers for those of you interested in learning a new super-cool technique. Youngsters and their chaperones are welcome to come to 102 S. 2nd Street in Gallup from 12 to 5 pm for this FREE event! For more information, contact Russell Ouellett for more information via email at, by phone at 1-505-399-8802 or stop by expressiveArtsStudio. April Film Series at Octavia Fellin Public Library at 5:30 pm. Popcorn provided! April 9: Captain Phillips, Academy Award Nominee, April 16: Easter Parade, April 23: Hunger Games: Catching Fire, April 30: Gravity, Academy Award Winner


UNM-Gallup Career Fair – Consider future employment in Law Enforcement, Firefighting or the Military. For more information, contact Mary Lou Mraz at 505-8637527. Basic and Easy Garment Sewing Class at Gallup Service Mart, 6-9 pm. Fabric types, grain lines, basic sewing construction techniques, sewing notions, pattern sizing and measurements will be covered. $30 plus cost of pattern. (2-part class continues May 6). For more information, call 722-9414.


“Journey to Wellness” Walking Together for Healthier Nations presents “Fun Half Marathon” from Standing Rock Chapter to Coyote Canyon Chapter (along Navajo Route 9). Registration on-site at 7am, race begins at 8am, followed by Health Fair at 11am. Free T-shirt for all participants. For more information, contact Eli 505-786-6321 or Colleen 505-7221593.

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April Community Calendar Friday

Thursday ONGOING

Crafty Kids, fun for all ages, 4pm at the Children’s Library. 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.


Movies for all ages at the Children’s Library@ 4pm 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.

Saturday ONGOING

Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 11 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928. Zumba classes well be held at 11 am at 3rd and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250.

Every 1st Saturday of the month is RMCHCS Childbirth Education classes for 2014. Classes are held in the library at Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from RMCH and begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. The class is designed for busy people who wish to complete 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd the class in one day. Call the Women’s Health Unit at 505-863-7026 to register, the class is free. The facilitator is Beatrice Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card Nunez, RNc. for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564.

Fall Belly Dance Classes at FOF Dance Studio, 230 W Coal Ave. Kids Belly Dance, 5:005:30pm. Intro to Belly Dance (for adults), Gallup Al-Anon meetings at First United Methodist 5:30-6:30. FOF Belly Dance Performance Class: Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive (next to GIMC). 6:30-7:30. Call Leaf at 722-2491 for tuition rates Tuesdays at 12 noon and Thursdays at 7pm in and registration and for more info. Conference Room #1. Zumba classes well be held 6:30-7:30 at 3rd Divorce Care Support Group, Thursdays at 7pm. and Maloney at the Hozho Center, $4/class. If Location to be determined. For more information, call you have any questions please feel free to call or email Dan at 505 878-2821 or Kimberly Martinez at 505-713-7250. Alicia’s Zumba Fitness Classes will be held from 7:15-8:15 pm at Wowie’s Gym (1500 South 2nd Street, Gallup). $5/class or 10-class punch card for $30. Your first 2 classes are FREE! Info: Alicia Santiago (505) 236-9564. Diabetes Education Classes, first four Thursdays of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm, RMCH 2nd floor library. Contact: Carolyn at 863-1865. Zumba, a cardio-based workout, is “exercise in disguise.” Come for classes led by licensed instructor, Vanessa Bowling, at Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup) Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 6 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Cost is $4/person. For more information, check out


¡Explora! is coming to the Octavia Fellin Children’s branch with STEM into Reading. This is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics interactive, hands-on experience for children ages 2-5 together with their adult companions. Two programs will be held on Thursday, April 3 at 11:00 am and Tuesday, April 22 at 4:00 pm. Registration is required, 15 parent-child pair slots available. To register, call 505-726-6120, e-mail or sign up at the Children’s Library.


UNM-Gallup Career Fair – Job Exploration in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Fields. For more information, contact Mary Lou Mraz at 505-863-7527. Soroptimist International of Gallup meets the second Thursday of the month at Angela’s Café at noon. Please note the new location! Second Thursday Diabetes Support Group, 5:30 pm, for all people who suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes. The Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup, just 1 block west of Red Rock Elementary School. For more information, call 505-863-4695. Breastfeeding 101, learn the basics of breastfeeding, 6pm, RMCH 2nd floor library AND Baby Bistro, support group for breastfeeding moms and their babies, 7pm, RMCH 2nd floor library. For more information contact Mary Ippel at 505-8705103.


Butterfly Town quilting workshop, 6 – 9 pm at Gallup Service Mart, $15 plus pattern. Celebrate the first day of spring by creating this fun, bright butterfly quilt. For more information, call 722-9414. PFLAG Gallup’s support meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday each month, 6-8 pm, in the 3rd Floor Solarium at RMCH Hospital, 1901 Red Rock Drive. You may bring potluck items or snacks to share, if desired. For more information, you may email

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Zumba classes at the Hozho Center (3rd and Maloney) Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 and Fridays 6:30-7:30. For more information, call the Hozho Center at 505-870-1483 or call 505-713-7250. Please join us weekly at 6 pm at Ford Canyon Park for Beginner meditation by Gallup Meditation Group. A great introduction to the many benefits that group meditation provides. We are simple people, from all walks of life and belief systems, trying to connect with our own deep spirituality, through meditation. Reduced stress, clarity of mind, connection to your true-self. Log-in/ Like us at gallupjeditation or call Maria at (505) 863-3772 (505) 863-9404 evenings only.

FREE TAX HELP Now through April 4 Catholic Charities of Gallup is offering Tax Help / VITA Program, free tax preparation for low-income individuals and families (will not prepare married filing separately). Services available at Catholic Indian Center Mondays 1-5 pm, Wednesdays 2-7 pm, Fridays 9-noon (closed in inclement weather). Photo ID, SS card or ITIN card, W2, 1099, 1098 and all other income-related documents are required. For more information, call 722-4407.


Ballerz for Autism Youth Basketball Tournament in honor of Jon Romero at Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center in Gallup, April 4-6. Sign up open for boy and girls U14, U12, U10. For more information, call Cassandra at 979-2027. Stations of the Cross, Fridays April 4 and April 18, 6:00 pm. As part of your Lenten discipline, a time to deepen your relationship with our Lord, come walk the Stations of the Cross at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. The Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup, just 1 block west of Red Rock Elementary School. Phone: 505863-4695.


Hilltop Christian School will be hosting an open house, from 5pm to 8pm. Hilltop Christian School is on the Western Indian Ministries campus, located in Tse Bonito NM. Classes will be offered for PreK3 – 6th grade. There will be a Navajo Taco Dinner, the opportunity to meet the staff and the new principal, Mr. Eric Tiger, registration of students for the 2014-15 school year, and to tour some of the facilities. There will be activities for children: ring toss, face painting, and more. For more information, please contact the school office at 505-371-5726, or contact Kathy Kee-White at principal@ Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School. Viewing 4:00-6:30 pm, auction 7:00-10:00 pm. For more information, visit


Popcorn Theology at Church of the Holy Spirit, 7 pm. Come join us for a free movie, sodas, popcorn, and conversation as we explore the gospel message in contemporary movies. The Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 1334 Country Club Drive, Gallup, just 1 block west of Red Rock Elementary School. For information, call 505-863-4695.


Red Rock Motor Sports invites you to come on out, learn trials, compete with your friends, try a trials bike, make new friends, all for free! April 5 & 6 at Gallup OHV/MX Park, sign up at 8 am, events begin at 9 am. Contact Wayne 979-1563 or Greg 870-7278 for more information. The Empowering Ramah Navajos to Eat Healthy Project and Work in Beauty will host a workshop about getting ready for the growing season at 10 am at the Pine Hill Farm. Come to this free workshop to learn about soil amendments, bed design, and starting seeds. Check out, email, or call Randy Chatto at 505-775-3271 for more information. Easter Bonnet Parade at Children’s Library, 2 pm. Create your own Easter bonnet! Supplies will be provided. Participants can also bring bonnets from home. A parade will be held to show off all the bonnet creations. For more information, call 505-726-6120 or email McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council Monthly Meeting, 2:00 pm at Red Mesa Center (105 W. Hill). Call 7225142 for more information.


2014 Gallup Authors Festival, hosted by Octavia Fellin Public Library from 11 am to 4 pm. Join the festivities along with twenty-two New Mexico and Arizona authors. For more information, call 505-863-1291. ArtsCrawl, Downtown Gallup, 7-9 pm.


Got drugs? Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Free, anonymous, and no questions asked. Gallup Indian Medical Center (516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.) West Parking Lot, 10am-2pm. Please notepatients can bring in pills or patches, but the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles, or sharps. Families are invited to visit the Octavia Fellin Children’s Branch on at 2:00 pm to watch Academy Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner, Frozen. The film won 2 Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song “Let it Go” and the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Watch as optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The movie is free and open to the public. For more information call the Children’s Branch at 505-726-6120. Spuds & Suds Relay for Life Fund Raiser at Elks Club. Dinner 5:30-7:30 pm, Dance 8-11 pm. Baked potato bar, pulled pork sandwiches, salad and dessert. Tickets $20. For more information, call 722-2175, 722-5142 or 863-3075.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Catholic Indian Charities of Gallup will be having a Cheese Enchilada Sale to raise funds to support the Breakfast program, the Emergency Assistance Program and to help with general expenses such as repairs of the CIC building and other building maintenance costs. Tickets are available through April 10 at Catholic Charities Thrift Store or you can buy your tickets from any Catholic Charities employees. You may also order by phone by calling Vicki at 505-7224407 x 101 or Sr. Pacita at 505-722-4407 x 120. The cost is $8.00/dozen. Please pick up your order at the Catholic Charities Main Hall on April 11, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Also accepting donations of corn tortillas, chile, cheese or financial gifts. Thank you for helping us help those in need. 6th Annual Birdhouse Auction For Relay For Life will take place on May 5 at Sammy C’s. Area artists & crafts persons who would like to contribute to this project are encouraged to call Linda Shelton (722-2175) to pick up an instructional pamphlet and a birdhouse, unless you want to buy or make your own. All entries must be submitted by April 20. Birdhouses will be photographed and added to the website ( and many will be displayed around town the week before the auction. This project is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Gallup Relay For Life Ups & Downs team with all proceeds going to the fight against cancer.

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2014 Gallup

Authors Festival “A Celebration of Ideas”

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 11:00am - 4:00pm Octavia Fellin Public Library 115 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, NM 87301

Twenty Two New Mexico and Arizona Authors Keynote K t Speaker S k

Luci Tapahonso, Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Presentations Cynthia Dyer -Book Design (An Invisible Art?) Jeffrey Morris - Crowd Funding/Self Publishing

Local Lucia Amsden Jeannette Gartner Ray Gosden Carmela Lanza Phyllis Tempest DeWayne Helfenbein y Gloria Dyc

Children/Youth Rebekah Anast Carolee Dean Penny Durant Essie L. Yazzie Barbara Beasley Murphy Christina Ortega Terrie Q. Sayre y

Southwest Don Bullis Judith Van Gieson Martin Link Richard Melzer Rob Kresge Ernie Bulow

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e continue to pour concrete and framing should begin soon. We are very grateful for the support we receive from the City, McKinley County and Navajo Housing Authority. We are busy writing grants that will strengthen the organization and increase our impact. As usual we have great plans for the coming year. On April 4 we’ll be hosting James and Ernie at the El Morro Theatre. We are raising money to support the work we do to end homelessness. Tickets ($10) are available at the El Morro. We hope that you can join us! Until next month stay well and do good!

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1. Loree and Bill Monroe spent two weeks in southern Mexico with the Gallup Journey. Bill hopes to at least attempt to catch up with his friend and co-worker, world traveler Marie Johnston. Here they are at the ancient Maya site, Palenque.


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1. Maggie Robinson and Pat Bietsch read the Journey in front of the State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM  for Renewable Energy Day on February 16. 2. Jamy Malone and Hannah Sehn went to Italy for their birthdays and the Journey went with them! Here they are at Doge’s Palace in Venice; Jamy on the left and Hannah on the right. It was fun to read about the Italians of Gallup while actually being in Italy! 3. (From L-R) County Attorney Doug Decker, County Commissioner Tony Tanner, and County Treasurer Earnest Becenti read the Journey in Washington DC for the National County Convention. 4. Phyllis Herlocker (at left) reads the Journey with her husband, Richard Herlocker, just before knee surgery with former Gallupian and surgeon, Barbara (Karmemaat) Veenstra. 5. Michael Banaszak reads the Journey at the original Wal-Mart location in Bentonville, AK, which started as a Mom & Pop local business . . . just like the Journey.

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ayLyn Ellis knows first-hand that childbirth is a unique experience, varying from person to person and even from pregnancy to pregnancy. This mother of three is also Gallup’s only DONA-registered Birth Doula. A doula (pronounced doo-lah) provides physical and emotional support to women, their partners and families before, during and after childbirth. Doulas provide their clients with information and encouragement so that they can retain a sense of control and confidence as they go through labor and delivery of a child. “Childbirth is about making babies, but it’s also about making mothers,” JayLyn says. JayLyn has a special desire to assist young mothers, single mothers and those who may not have the support of family nearby. Her own mother moved to Gallup from Idaho in the early ’80s. Complications during labor were compounded by the distance between herself and her family. During JayLyn’s first pregnancy, she experienced a lot of angst April 2014

and fear, replaying the story of her own horrific birth in her mind. The best thing her doctor told her was that she was not the story that she heard, that her experience would be totally unique. As a doula, the biggest challenge JayLyn faces is trying to erase the preconceptions that many expecting mothers have about what childbirth will be like. There are so many scary stories and so many unknowns, but JayLyn helps her clients to develop a positive outlook and to find the silver lining in every situation. JayLyn’s training through Doulas of North America (DONA) has given her lots of knowledge and resources that she can pass on to the women and families she attends. During two prenatal visits, women express their fears and expectations regarding the birth, comfort measures and what they want from JayLyn. Rather than a “birth plan,” JayLyn refers to it as a “birth wish-list.” When it’s time for the baby to come, JayLyn is at mother’s side from active labor until first latch. She plays many roles, from advocate and cheerleader to massage therapist and breastfeeding counselor. During at least one post-partum visit, JayLyn helps process the birth experience with her client. In addition, she brings special lactation cookies or brownies that help stimulate milk supply for breastfeeding mothers. She also helps by doing dishes or a load of laundry. At this point, if mothers request or need additional support in some other way, JayLyn can provide a list of resources, from local photographers to counselors. As a Birth Doula, JayLyn’s goal is to make sure that pregnant and laboring women feel respected, heard, comforted, and most importantly, empowered! For more information about Birth Doula services, you can contact JayLyn Ellis at 505-879-5655, email or visit mamabearbirths.

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April 2014

Gallup Journey April 2014  

The free community magazine about people and events in and around Gallup, New Mexico.

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