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AROUND THE BLOCK City launches phase II of curb, gutter, sidewalk rehab project. Story Page 3


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NEWS City prepares to move ahead with reconstruction project FIVE NEIGHBORHOODS TO RECEIVE NEW SIDEWALKS, CURBS By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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taff from the City of Gallup and DePauli Engineer ing a nd S u r ve y i n g held a neighborhood meeting Sept. 16 in which they addressed questions and comments about the Whole Block Reconstruction Project. During the meeting, Gallup Public Works Director Stanley Henderson, said the current project in District 3 is the second part of the overall projection, and indicates five neighborhoods. The Dist. 3 reconstruction includes Linda Drive and Nizhoni Boulevard, stretching between Sophie Avenue and Red Rock Drive. The project consists of removing soil, concrete, and landscape, and installing new curbs, gutters, and ADAcompliant sidewalks, according to a flyer from the City of Gallup. Henderson said the project has been in development for

From left: Chelsea Kettering, Gallup resident; Yogash Kumar, Dist. 3 Councilor; Ed Gonzales, engineer from DePauli Engineering and Surveying; Charles Lee, construction inspector for DePauli; and Stanley Henderson, public works director for the City of Gallup, discussing the plans for the city’s Whole Block Reconstruction Project at a Sept. 16 meeting. The project includes giving neighborhoods new curbs, gutters, and ADA-compliant sidewalks. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

Sidewalk issues to be addressed in the upcoming Whole Block Reconstruction Project which started Aug 27 at Marguerite Franco Street & Wilson Avenue between Montoya Blvd and McKinley Avenue. Photo Credit: Akilah Martinez

about five years now, and the current phase, including research and design and then construction, cost about $1.6 million. The Whole Block Reconstruction Project started in 2016, and each leg of the project received one year of planning time, followed by one year of construction time. “We bring our recommendations to the city council based on the [project] budget and the council selects the areas for construction,” Henderson said. The neighborhoods selected

by the city council are ones that tend to have schools in them, Henderson explained. “That’s where the kids are, those streets have no existing sidewalks,” he said. A resident of Linda Drive, Chelsea Kettering, attended the meeting to ask the city staff about the public drainage easement that would address concerns about flooding nearby homes. Kettering explained that one of her neighbors damaged a drainage pipe while performing maintenance work in his yard,

He did not ask permission from the city to make any changes to the pipe prior to the incident. After that happened, Kettering told city staff, that the City of Gallup had marked it for private maintenance and was refusing to maintain it. The reconstruction project means the city would go back to maintaining the drainage system in the neighborhood. “We are excited to have sidewalks because we want the water to be drained [from Linda Drive] properly,” Kettering said. Ed Gonzales, of DePauli Engineering and Surveying, said the plan layout should get water in the street flowing from Nizhoni Boulevard to the drainage on Linda Drive. As is, the street water on Nizhoni still creates a hazard for drivers, he added. “If there is funding available, we can [extend it],” Gonzales said when asked if there are plans to expand on the drainage route. Gonzales also voiced his appreciation for the work done by the city council on the project. “They are getting us enough money to make a difference in these neighborhoods,” he said. The second leg of the Whole Block Reconstruction Project is slated to start Sept. 27, and is scheduled to be finished in about 26 days, Gonzales said. As far as road closures are concerned, Gonzales said the plan is to keep one lane open for traffic.

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SPECIAL AUDIT UPDATE County issues final deadline; RMCHCS responds

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Shooting for women’s healthcare RMCHCS GOLF TOURNEY RAISES $350K By William Madaras For the Sun

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he Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services raised approximately $350,000 of a $750,000 goal to

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On the Cover Top: RMCHCS Charity Invitational Golf Tournament at Fox Run Sept. 14. The fund raiser to upgrade the Women’s Health Center raised $350K. Photo by Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography Bottom: Street signs marking the intersection of Wilson Avenue and McKinley Avenue August 21, an area that will undergo reconstruction by H. O. Construction of Albuquerque slated to begin August 29. Photo by Akilah Martinez

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upgrade and renovate the Dr. Philip Kamps Women’s Health and Birthing Center. The funds were raised at its 23rd Annual Cha r it y Inv itationa l Gol f Tournament on September 14 at the Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup. “Our fund raising efforts set a new record with the highest amount raised in the tournament’s 23-year history,” RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. “This will go a long way to upgrading the Women’s Health Center by providing a superior level of birthing and overall care for the women of McKinley County. We thank the

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community for their generous support.” The tournament drew dozens of golfers into 17 teams with 39 sponsors representing local businesses and independent groups. Golfer’s entry fee packages included meals, green fees, golf carts, range balls, gifts, prizes, and a goody bag. There were also individual prizes for the longest drive and the closest to the pin, won by Ernie Abeita and Joe Colaianni, respectively. Unfortunately, no one won a new automobile which was the prize for a hole-in-one. The winning teams claimed ca sh pr izes a nd a set of Bluetooth headphones. First prize of $175 was claimed by the Amigos car dealership’s tea m of Ra fa Rod r ig uez, M ich a el Pet er s, R ich a rd Madrid and Victor Garcia. A $150 second prize was Abeita’s

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Ernie Abeita lines up his shot during the RMCHCS Charity Invitational Golf Tournament Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

RMCHCS CEO David Canejo chips at a water obstacle during the RMCHCS Charity Invitational Golf Tournament Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

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McKinley County issues special audit deadline to RMCHCS HOSPITAL CEO SAYS AGREEMENT REACHED By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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fter spending months negotiating the terms for a special audit, McKinley County appea red to have drawn a line in the sand for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. The county gave a deadline of closing time Sept. 23 for the hospital to turn over fi nancial documents, including the general ledger for 2015 through 2018, bank statements, annual reports on mill levy expenditures, and plans for mill levy funds, according to McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker. The hospital’s financials are needed for a forensic audit to verify how mill levy funds are being used, accordi ng t o McK i n ley Cou nt y Chairman Bill Lee in a previous statement.

Decker said in a Sept. 12 phone call this is the last deadline the county would give. “It has been well over a year where we’ve been working to get this done,” Decker said. County Manager Anthony Dimas said the notice was given to RMCHCS on Aug. 28, which set an initial deadline for Sept. 9. However, he said the hospital wanted time to gather its Board of Directors to prepare a response, so the fi nal extension of Sept. 23 was given. The forensic audit was discussed in closed session during the McKinley County Board of Commissioners regular meeting Sept. 17. Commissioner Billy Moore said the only item on the agenda at that meeting concerned the county’s call for a forensic audit, as presented

David Canejo, CEO of RMCHCS in the letter to RMCHCS. No public comments were given at the meeting. However, David Conejo, CEO of RMCHCS, said in a Sept. 18 phone call that the two parties have seemingly reached an amicable and satisfactory solution.

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County gets a look at updated road maintenance policy By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he McKinley Cou nt y Boa rd of Commissioners hea rd a presentation about the new road maintenance and improvement pol ic y du r i ng t hei r Sept. 17 regular meeting. County Manager Anthony Dimas Jr. said the new policy is largely the same as their previous policy, just updated for the future. McKinley County Roads Superintendent Jeff Irving, said the new policy is based on what was presented to the Board of Commissioners last November. “The commission entertained a resolution to cease maintenance on roads we did not have express right-of-way for,” Irving said. T he resolut ion wa s not a d o p t e d , bu t t h e c ou n t y ha s cont i nued to work w it h t he Bu reau of I nd ia n A f fa i r s a nd t he Nava jo

Bill Lee, McKinley County Chairman Na t i o n o n m a i n t e n a n c e , Ir v ing sa id. I r v i ng t hen d i scu s s ed wh a t i s i nc lude d i n t he up d a t e d pol ic y, s uch a s keepi ng up t he roa d s on their maintenance list to the extent that they can, as well as procedures for applying for r ig ht- of-way w it h t he county. “People will know what they’re getting,” Irving said. Eva n Wi l l ia ms, deput y director for the Northwest

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Trump visits New Mexico RALLY AT SANTA ANA STAR CENTER

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President Donald J. Trump exiting the stage after delivering his remarks to New Mexicans in Rio Rancho at the Santa Ana Star Center Sept. 16. Photo Credit: RAH Photography

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Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace stands backstage waiting for his entrance to speak at the Trump Rally in Rio Rancho at the Santa Ana Star Center Sept. 16. Photo Credit: RAH Photography

Crowd of Trump supporters in front of “Keep America Great” sign at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho Sept. 16. Photo Credit: RAH Photography

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enator Cisneros, D-Questa, died Sept. 17, at the age of 71 of a suspected heart attack. He represented District 6 since 1985. Cisneros served as chair of the interim Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee and vice-chair of the Senate Finance Committee. Senator John Arthur Smith, D -Deming, told the N.M. Political Report that Cisneros served on the Senate Finance Committee as the vice-chair. Smith said, “He was very, very responsible when it came to state finances.” He added that he and Cisneros often ‘chuckled together’ and spoke every day. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, told the Report Sept 17, “I am completely shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of Carlos Cisneros. The senator faithfully served Northern New Mexico and our state for more than three decades. His leadership and friendship will be sorely missed.” Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe said on Twitter, He [Cisneros] was a champion for northern New Mexico who loved serving our state.” The Senate Republican Caucus sent out a statement saying, “We grieve the loss for his family and friends. Senator Cisneros was a dedicated public servant, whose sincere desire was to improve the condition of the state, so all New Mexicans could flourish and thrive.” In the statement released by the Republican Caucus, there was also this. “Our state is much better off because when Senator Cisneros spoke on the Senate floor and as he chaired his powerful interim Revenue, Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee, he commanded a great deal of respect because of his sincere and thoughtful perspectives.” NEWS

Senator Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa, who died suddenly Sept. 17 represented District 6 since 1985. In addition to his positions on the Joint Committee on Revenue Stabilization and Tax policy and the Senate Committee on Finance, Cisneros served as a State Committee Member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Finance, the Senate Committee on Committees, the Joint Committee on Radioactive and Hazardous Material and the Joint Legislative Council. According to “Bill Track 50,” Cisneros sponsored bills SB462, to create an outdoor recreation division in the economic development department, SM 36 – a memorial honoring “La Marcha De Los Novios,” SJM16 – a joint memorial declaring March 5, 2019 “End Hunger Day” in the New Mexico Legislature, SB 264, an act outlining provisions to support the preservation, development and establishment of rural libraries throughout the state, HB 55, an act related to elections, enacting the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote, amending the election code to conform with the agreement and SB402, an act making an appropriation to provide the N. M. Mortgage Finance Authority matching funds for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program.

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Navajo man gets 36 years behind bars T he ev idence at t r i a l showed that between 2013 and 2017, Lane sexually abused two minor victims. The abuse started when the victims were six years old and took place on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Both Lane and the victims are members of the Navajo Nation. The investigation in this case was conducted by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore and Dimitra H. Sampson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.

Women’s Center Upgrades Funds raised by the tournament will be used for labor and delivery beds, fetal monitors, comfortable visitor chairs, computers, and infant wards/ resuscitation units. “We want to change the vibe of the center and make mothers feel more connected to the birthing process and their families,” Director of the Women’s Health Center, Carrie Mikos said. “We want to ensure that labor, delivery, recover[y] and postpartum rooms are one physical unit that unites families rather than separating them by room functions and a central nurses

station, instead of individual stations.” These additions and renovations are the fi rst phase of the project followed by a second phase consisting of College Clinic construction costs that will increase clinic space and expand the Family Medicine Residency Program. “Our goal is to create a family atmosphere with learning opportunities that will result in McKinley County residents wanting to continue on with the hospital for its Family Medicine a nd Obstetr ica l Residency Program after they give birth. A third phase is designed to focus on sustaining the residency program, expanding the College Clinic and building a future program. 2019 Charity Invitational Golf Tournament Honoree “In keeping with tradition, every year RMCH honors a hospital employee during the tournament for their outstanding service to the hospital,” said Rhonda Ray, director of marketing. “This year we selected

Terry Fuhs, an RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, and Clinical Educator.” In 1978 Fuhs began her career with RMCH as an assistant nurse, eventually earning an LPN, RN, BSN, and MSN. Fuhs is a 41-year veteran of RMCH, having worked in various hospital departments while ea r ning k udos a nd several awards, including RMCH Nurse of the Year, The Thomas Carmany Award, the 1994 NM Hospital Association Meritorious Awards for professional excellence, and volunteer efforts. She has also been named RMCHCS Employee of the Month three times. Funds are still being raised for the Women’s Center as the next Charity Invitational event readies for the RMCHCS Gala October 19. Its theme is “Faces on Parade,” a masquerade ball. Attendees are encouraged to dress accordingly. For more information on Women’s Center donations or the ball, contact Rhonda Ray or Clarice Begay at (505) 863-7024 or (505) 863-7283.

see what the results of the forensic audit are. “The audit results should be a validation of the manner in which we conduct business,” he said. HOW WE GOT HERE In July, the Sun reported on the negotiations over the terms of a forensic audit of RMCHCS at the request of McKinley County to track the hospital’s spending of mill lev y funds, a property tax

based on the assessed value of a property. Lee said in June this forensic audit would be an opportunity for the hospital to clear the air on allegations of misspending and negative reports on the hospital’s fi scal management, which were targeted in a series of stories run by a local publication. But complications arose when Conejo said he did not want the hospital’s fi nancial

documents to leave the hospital and be taken offsite to Albuquerque for review, and any external auditors would have to come to the hospital to review their books. Conejo sa id t h is wa s because he wanted the hospita l to receive a n onsite audit the way other entities that receive county funds have. A fter this development , McK i n ley Cou nt y

and RMCHCS entered into a deadlock over the forensic aud it t er m s. W h i le it appeared a solution between the two parties was reached several times, each of those arrangements eventually fell apart. Lee previously mentioned if the hospital did not comply, the county would have to refer the case to the state auditor, who would then determine the next course of action.

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MCKINLEY | FROM PAGE 5 “What we’ve agreed to is to provide copies of [fi nancial] info they need,” Conejo said. “We are hopeful for a positive outcome that both parties can agree to that satisfies any concerns they might have.” With the latest solution that appeared to satisfy both parties in place, Conejo said the next step is to wait and

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Shaniah Chee/Tamaira Begay Sept. 15, 2:11 am Aggravated DWI McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Elreno Henio said he was dispatched to a one-vehicle accident near the interchange at Yah-Ta-Hey. When he got there, he found the car had crashed into the center concrete barrier. Shaniah Chee, 24, of Tempe, Ariz., told him that three people at the scene were passengers in the vehicle and that the driver, a man, had fled the scene after the accident. When Henio examined the vehicle, however, he found the driver’s seat pulled all the way forward to accommodate a short person. He said he also smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from Chee’s person. He asked the other two where they were sitting in the vehicle. One said in the front passenger

seat and the other said in the rear left seat. Since the rear right seat was filled with merchandise, the only place left for Chee was the driver’s seat. Once he told Chee of his conclusion, she admitted she was the driver. She also admitted she drank two glasses of wine earlier in the day. She failed the standard field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. She agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .16 each. One of the passengers, Tamaira Begay, 24, of Fort Defiance, was found to have an outstanding bench warrant and was also arrested. Lisa Clark Sept. 8, 11:00 pm DWI McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Alan Roane was dispatched to Highway 264 in connection with a report of a car traveling eastbound in the westbound lane. When he got to the area, he found a car matching that description and did a traffic stop

at the interchange at Yah-Ta-Hey. He advised Lisa Clark, 47, of Gallup of the reason for the stop. He sa id he noticed that Clark showed signs of being intoxicated and asked if she had been drinking that night. She admitted to drinking five beers. He then asked if she would take the standard field sobriety tests and she at first said no, since she had already admitted she had been drinking. She eventually agreed to take the tests, but had problems and quit, at which time she was charged with DWI. She later agreed to take the breath alcohol test and posted samples of .24 and .24. Shaun Bradley Sept. 7, 8:16 am DWI McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Clayton Etsitty said he was on routine patrol traveling on U.S. Highway 491 when a car passing

him pulled in front of him forcing him to put on his brakes and slow down. He then did a traffic stop on the vehicle and talked to Shaun Bradley, 29, of Kayenta, who told him he was tired. He said he was coming from the casino and had been drinking earlier in the day, but his last drink was at 1:30 pm. Since Bradley appeared to be confused during the interview, Etsitty asked if he would take the standard field sobriety tests and he agreed. He failed the test and was arrested for DWI. He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .10 and .09. Terrell Yazzie Sept. 6, 7:52 pm Aggravated DWI McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Clay ton Etsitty was dispatched to the Dead Horse Speedway after a report of a possible drunk driver was called in. When he got there, he saw a car driving out of the parking lot.

He put on his sirens to stop it, but the driver kept going until another deputy pulled in front of it. Terrell Yazzie, 20, of Iyanbito, immediately got out of the car and was placed in handcuffs. Metro Dispatch then informed the officers that Yazzie had an outstanding bench warrant. He denied drinking any liquor that night, but admitted to smoking marijuana. He said he could not take the standard field sobriety tests because of a bull riding injury and was then asked if he knew his ABCs to take the alternative tests, but he said he did not know them. Since he was showing signs of impairment, he agreed to take the breath alcohol tests and posted samples of .26 and .22. Shana Claw Sept. 4, 2:00 am DWI McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep.Alan Roane was parked on U S. Highway 491 when he received a report of a possible drunk driver going north on the highway. He

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

FIGHTER ARRESTED Jamestown, Sept. 13 A Prew it t man who was beat en up i n a f ig ht fou nd himself being transported to the county jail after McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered he had an outstanding bench warrant.

McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Johnson Lee said he was dispatched to the Flying J Travel Center in the Jamestown area about 11:30 am. on Sept. 13 because of a report of a fight. When he got there, he saw Wilmer Begay, 37, being loaded onto a stretcher. Lee said he observed some bruises to his face and a scratch on the back of his neck. He said he asked him what happened, but got no response. Witnesses at the scene said they saw two men fighting and Begay falling to the ground. One witness said the other man

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ran away and may have gotten into a white truck driven by a female. Sheriff’s deputies looked for the truck without success. Later, Lee went to the Gallup Indian Medical Center and talked to Begay, who said he got into a fight. When asked who the other man was, he refused to answer any more questions. By that time, Lee had been told Begay had an outstanding warrant, so as soon as he was cleared by the medical staff, he was transported to the county jail.

FIREARMS BUST Gallup, Sept. 12 A simple seatbelt infraction resulted in the arrest of an Albuquerque man for a felony fi rearms violation. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Rourke said he was on routine patrol on U.S. Highway 491 on Sept. 12 when he saw a car with its windows rolled down and the front passenger not wearing a seatbelt. He executed a t ra f f ic stop and talked to the driver, identified as Donald Crain, 24. He said as he talked to him he could smell marijuana inside the vehicle and asked if he could do a vehicle search to see if there were any narcotics hidden inside. Crain agreed and a search of the vehicle did not come up with any drugs. He did, however, fi nd a .45 caliber pistol and Crain admitted that he was a convicted felon. Metro Dispatch later confirmed that, and Crain was arrested for being a felon in possession of a fi rearm.

STRANGER BREAK-IN Gallup, Sept. 7 Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said he was dispatched to the 1900 block of Mossman Avenue about 8 pm Sept. 7 because of a possible burglary.

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When he got there, he talked to James Morris, the property owner, who said when he walked into the house he found a strange man in his living room and and a woman in his garage. The man was later identi- Nathanial fied as Nathanial Poyer P o y e r, 2 3 , o f Va n d e r w a g e n , and the woman as Latoya LewisVillarreal, 38, of Cheyenne, Wyo. Poyer showed Latoya signs of being highly Lewis-Villarreal intoxicated, Foster said. Poyer told Foster he did not understand why he was being accused of breaking and entering. Lewis-Villarreal, who did not appear as intoxicated, said one of her relatives told her she could stay there. An inspection of the house revealed entry was gained by shattering a window in the rear of the building. Another $1,200 worth of damage was done to property inside the building. Both were informed that they were under arrest at the conclusion of the investigation. Both were booked into the county jail without incident.

his truck and got his gun. Orr said when he got into the house, he saw Beaver moving from a back room to the front and told her to stay where she was until police arrived. Yazzie said when he got there, he found Beaver cowering in a corner in the front room and placed her under arrest.

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Gallup, Sept. 7 Olivia Beaver, 25, of Gallup, now faces burglary and breaking and entering charges after she was found in a house that didn’t belong to her on Sept. 7. Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie was dispatched about 11:24 am to a house on the 1000 block of East Mesa Drive after receiving a report of a possible intruder. When he got to the scene, he met Angelo Lovato, who told him that he had gone out to buy a couch and when he returned, his girlfriend went into the house and found the front door broken and a woman dressed all in black inside. He heard Lovato’s girlfriend scream, which got the attention of Carl Orr, who had come back with the couple to help unload the couch. Once Orr heard the scream, he said he went back to

Gallup, Sept. 6 A Churchrock man was arrested on Sept. 6 after he entered the lobby of Red Rock Security, 124 Boardman Ave., and started yelling at the clerk. Gallup Patrolman Jerald Watchman arrived at the site about 9 am and saw the suspect in the parking lot waving his arms and yelling. The man was later identified as Kyle Willie, 31. As Watchman got out of his unit, he saw Willie get angrier and he tried to calm him down, saying he was only trying to figure out why he was yelling at the security guard clerk. Willie replied that he hated security guards and he was beginning to hate police as well. He continued to get angrier and started to ball his hands into fi sts as if he planned to fight the police officers who were show i ng up at the scene. Police were finally able to place him in handcuffs, even though he continued to resist. But that didn’t end their problems. Police knew his name, but he refused to give them his birthdate. There were several Kyle Willies in the system and Willie refused to say which one he was. It wasn’t until a police officer showed up who knew him that police were able to determine which one he was. Willie was booked at the McKinley County Detention Center on charges of concealing identity, disorderly conduct and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

Claw, 23, of St. Michaels, said she was coming from Walmart heading home. She admitted that earlier in the evening she had been at a bar and her friend had advised her not to drive but she said she was fi ne to drive home.

Since she showed signs of being intoxicated, she was asked to take the standard field sobriety tests and agreed. After she failed, she was arrested for DWI. She later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .12 and .11.

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New public education department initiative HOPES TO RAISE FAFSA COMPLETION GOAL Staff Reports

affordability, will change the life outcome for tens of thouSA N TA F E P u bl ic sands of students, both now Education Secretary Ryan and far into the future. The Stewart announced a new New Mexico Public Education Public Education Department Department and New Mexico initiative to increa se the public schools will play a pivannual statewide otal role in ensuring FA F SA comple that the state utition rate to 80 perlizes every possible cent. Sept. 19. This dollar to reach all of goal is designed to New Mexico’s aspirsupport Governor ing college students. M ichel le Lu ja n The most effecGrisham’s recently t i v e w a y K -1 2 a n nou nced New schools can contribMexico Opportunity ute to the financial Scholarship. sustainability of The New Mexico New Mexico Public Education this program is for O p p o r t u n i t y Secretary Ryan Stewart them to increase the Schola rsh ip is FAFSA participation Governor Lu jan Grisham’s rate for high school students. vision for increasing college The Free Application for Federal access for New Mexico stu- Student Aid is the form that the dents. This plan to set the federal government, states, colnational standard for college leges and other organizations

use to award financial aid. Submitting it is a student’s key to accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans. Currently, about 65percent of New Mexico’s high school students complete the FAFSA. At this rate, thousands of students are missing out on potential federal funds that would make college more affordable. “By coming together to increase our FAFSA completion rates, we are seeding the soil that will produce thousands more doctors, computer scientists, authors, architects, nurses, artists, and teachers across our state,” Secretary Stewart stated. “For thousands of students, we will make possible a college experience that breaks a generational cycle of poverty. Together, we are delivering on the moonshot for our children.”

COUNTY | FROM PAGE 5 New Me x ic o C ou nc i l of Governments, said the new policy strikes a good balance in presenting what county staff can execute. He said it is important information. “It puts the policies into a formal document with clear direction on how to go forward with people from the county,” he said. Williams said while a lot of what happens within the county is out of the commissioners’ hands, the new policy speaks to the county’s commitment to its residents. “The commission is stepping up for its citizens in maintaining its roads,” he said. “This is saying we’re goi ng to help t hose residents get to work and school safely.” T he pol icy wa s pre s e n t e d t o t h e B o a r d of Commissioners just as a discussion item, but McKinley County Chairman Bill Lee said the board will bring the policy back for a vote down the road. “Let’s do all we ca n to help everybody,” Lee said.

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he McKinley County S h e r i f f ’s O f f i c e repor ted a single veh icle r ol l - over on Sept. 15. The fatal collision occurred on I-40 around mile marker 38. The occupants. Tanya Antonio, 42 of Sundance, N.M. and Danetra

Housten, 25 of Gamerco, N.M. were both killed in the crash. A lcohol may have been a factor. Eastbound I-40 was closed for about three hours beginning around 3:45 pm. Westbound I-40 was also closed for a short period of time due to a subsequent collision a half mile west of the fi rst crash.

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Re: ‘What is the defi nition of clean?’ Staff Reports

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ear Mr. Kontz, Sunday morning, Labor Day weekend, I was trying to wash a stack of dishes while my two year old and his puppy were on a tear of destruction behind me. We just got over a tantrum when he pulled salsa out of the fridge just to spill it, and fought for at least a half hour when I demanded he was responsible for cleaning it up. With all this other chaos, all I could think of while trying to wash dishes, was the Housing Authority article I read the night before. I understand, of course, public housing needs to do checks to stay up to codes and standards. Of course it helps ensure health and safety and welfare of all tenants. But I am lucky

that no one is coming to do a housekeeping inspection in my home. I am a single mom, with a toddler, working full time to pay my rent, so that’s a minimum 50 hours per week not at home. No back up, no relatives anywhere nearby to watch him or take him off my hands so I can clean up, let alone rest. The part of the article that really got to me was when Kontz mentions “some of our tenants have never been instructed or shown or trained how to keep a house clean.” Now for him to show that kind of insight, then say “they need to work on it” is like a brush-off. To me, this is a big deal. I grew up in an alcoholic home full of shame and neglect. It was never cleaned, and the scum was so thick in the kitchen and bathroom, there was moss

growing. I have put a lot of time and energy focusing on how to break a lot of the negative cycles I was used to growing up. I was never taught how to clean a house! It’s been hard seeking out healthier people and asking them, “What can I do?” One woman, I cried to on the phone because my newborn was going through bottles faster than I’d clean them, and I’d run out at the most crucial moments. She tried to get me on such a strict regimen, I thought, I’ll always be cleaning and ignoring my child - is that better? Or, I’m so exhausted already; I’ll never sleep if I only have the time to clean when the baby is napping! o I felt I had to choose: between neglecting my health, never resting, ignoring the short time I had with my child awake, neglecting him for the sake of a clean house

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- or living in a mess. Honestly, the mess usually won. It was extremely hard, mentally, physically, and emotionally, but I was determined to develop healthier habits, both for my sake and my son. It is still a daily coin-toss for what the day’s priority is after work: bonding time, cleaning, or rest. I am getting a little better at moderating, keeping a balance, and taking the pressure off myself. Pressure just about killed me, and coming this far alone to change and learn new habits has been an uphill endurance battle. Most of the time cleaning is minimal, ‘til a full house scrub down over the weekend. What made me get to my stack of dishes this morning was too many flies coming around. As I cleaned them, I say to myself, at least I am living much

cleaner than what I grew up in. My son even sat with me today to help me clean those dishes. But thank God no one came in inspecting my house, especially after the dogs track in mud, or get into the dirty diaper bin! So I challenge Mr. Kontz, if he cares about families being safe and sanitary, to help educate them. The cycles of dysfunction are very hard to break; almost impossible without outside help. My mother was shamed for her poor housekeeping, and it was embarrassing for me to ask for help, because I had never been taught. et’s not shame people into living better. My standards are much higher than the way I was raised, but I may not pass your inspection. If

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You should reorder a few values in your life. It’s time to think outside the box. Madame G recommends that you learn a lesson from the wise rattlesnake. When they are babies they release all their venom at first bite. This will kill their prey. But, they have nothing left. Adult rattlesnakes don’t do this. They know to slow down and strike carefully. May you do the same.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

This is the world of the future. There is no other time but now. Stop looking to an unknown world to be perfect. Enjoy what you have. Live, laugh, and love! That’s all you really need to know.

The beauty of not knowing the outcome is that you’ll be able to experience an entire world with fresh eyes. You may discover yourself in ways you’d never imagined. You may in fact see things that are better than your own imagination. Good luck!

The shadow side of any sign is a warning of potentially harmful behavior. Libras have a talent for balance and weighing both sides of an argument. But, it’s easy to focus on one side in order to balance, rather than seek the truth and actual justice. Don’t get trapped in your own ideas. Give everyone else a chance to speak and go from there.

The only real fear is inaction. Take action. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck where everyone is stuck. Don’t get lost where everyone is lost. Be a leader. Take responsibility. Take accountability. Think it through and take action. Go!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You can do this. You can’t give up on others even if you feel like it. They may seem awfully hopeless at the moment. But they are not without their own problems. Take care of yourself and do what you can to help others. You’ll find that life is a lot easier that way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Instead of focusing on the details, take a moment to stop and look around. Look at the beauty around you. This is the world we have now, as it is, not as it could be, should be, or will be. This is the world as it is. Understand that you can only change so many things, but those things may very well be significant.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) It’s time that you stepped up and took the lead. It might seem scary, but you can do it. Don’t derail things just to be contrary. Do everything with a purpose and you’ll live longer and be healthier. Good luck!

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Slowing down is not giving up. Focus on the world around you and enjoy what you see. Slowing down is not giving up. Have you ever noticed how a puppy flops around, their limbs seemingly out of control? Adult dogs have more control. They’re reserved in their movements and take fewer steps. They have the benefit of age and wisdom to help them slow down and enjoy everything. Enjoy!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t give up now! You’re barely getting started. You can do this. First one step then another step, then another and then keep going. You’ve got this.

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Move forward to the best of your ability. Show some courage. Get out and do something that you normally wouldn’t. A willingness to step outside your comfort zone is necessary if you want to tap into real magic in life. A strategic alliance could be born under these skies.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Do no harm! You can’t avoid not hurting anyone in this life. You may have killed an ant or the bugs that live on your eyelashes, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t aim to be better human beings. In fact, if you spend the rest of your life trying to be a better person, you’ll have lived a good life. So do that.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The only way to move on is to move forward. You can’t get to your destination, if you’re looking in the rearview mirror. Do your best to reach your goals, but don’t get stuck on the details. Jeff Bezos said: “Be clear on vision and flexible on details.” You don’t have to know how you’ll get there, if you keep on trucking, you’ll get there. Good luck!

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Don’t know much about history GALLUP GROUP LOOKS AT THE DECLINE IN HISTORY EDUCATION history, mourns the lack of history education: “A recent article in the Sun discussed the increasing popularity of STEM challenges...I have no quarrel with that, except...when it has to replace everything else.� Link noted that the New Mexico State Fair has featured student art, with a designated spot for “McKinley County,� Archeologist Martin Link inset from May 2015 here with members of the Plateau Sciences Society peaking out from behind formations at a Bisti Badlands field trip in June 1972. Link holds his Richard A. Bice award for achievements in archaeology. Photo Credit: KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub Rachel Kaub Guest Columnist

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hose who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.� - George Santayana Some would argue that whether we learn our planet’s written history or not, we may very well repeat the worst mistakes. But area historian and archaeologist Martin Link hopes to open up a discussion on the mounting crisis in history education (and arts education, music instruction, and more) that is increasingly lessened by a focus on vocational training, economic development, and the ensuing loss of critical thinking skills. The impact of “High Stakes Testing,� or “Teaching to the Test,� has had some unfortunate impacts, particularly for low-income rural and inner-city students, mostly minority, and in our neck of the woods, often with Native heritage. Fewer students in these higher-risk circumstances are as likely to move on to the next grade, consistently, with traditional programs, including such classes as art, dance, music, geography, history, literature, biology, et. al., giving way to heightened promotion of STEM programs. There are instances where Native arts and crafts are given their due, but Professor Link, who was a co-founder of the Navajo Nation Museum, Red Rock Park, and once taught courses in Navajo and Hispanic

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COMMUNITY Carvin Jones coming to Gallup By Rhonda Quintana Guest Submission

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n Sept. 28 world renowned blues guitarist Carvin Jones will be performing at the historic El Morro Theatre. I had the pleasure of interviewing him by telephone during his tour of Lithuania. Carvin, a musician of whom Eric Clapton said, ”I think he is the next up-and-coming blues player” is also highly regarded by both B.B. King and Buddy Guy. Jones has opened for the likes of Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Carlos Santana, and John Mayall. He enjoys a huge following in Europe as well as the U. S. Rhonda Quintana: How did you get started in the business? Carvin Jones: How did I get started in the business (giggles) I was a little boy and my grandfather would play B.B. King records 24 hours a day, and ya know you couldn’t get away from it (laughs) and then I saw him on television and thought this guy is incredible and he’s who inspired me to start playing the blues. RQ: I love BB King one of the great’s for sure! Are you originally from Arizona? CJ: No no I am from a tiny town called Lufkin, Texas. RQ: Oh wow, I was sure

Blues guitarist Carvin Jones. Photo Credit: Courtesy you were from Arizona I’ll make sure I get the spelling right Lufkin, Texas. Being that you’re over in Lithuania, and you’ve played many other European countries, how do their audiences compare to the ones in the States? CJ: You know I tell everybody this and it’s the flat out truth. I don’t care who you are. You can be Carvin Jones or the Rolling Stones, or you can be Madonna. Everyone is more famous in Europe than they are in America. That’s just the way it goes because in America [it’s] the greatest country on the face of the earth… I tell everybody that! In America there’s so much to do, you can go to the Arizona Cardinals game. You can go to the Phoenix Sun’s game. You can go to a Diamondbacks game. But over here in Lithuania there’s not that much to do as far as entertainment, and so they are

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really into their music and that’s true like all over Europe and the Eastern world. That’s just the flat out truth. RQ: Wow that’s something. I didn’t realize that, Well I guess we are very blessed to live in the United States, aren’t we? CJ:Oh my God.. The best country on the face of the earth. I tell everybody that, really. RQ: So I read somewhere that you went to the Middle East to entertain our troops. Is that true? CJ: Yes I did. That was the highlight of my career. I was there for two weeks; performed around Iraq, and Kuwait, a little bit around Afghanistgan. It was the most incredible thing and the troops absolutely love[d] it and they still send me facebook messages and emails now. RQ: That is fantastic. I am sure it was very important to a lot of them to stay connected with you for that little piece of being home again ya know. So, on another topic what do you think about the music industry today? It’s really changed over that last 10 years what are your thoughts on that? CJ: You know what, Rhonda I am going to tell you something that is going to shock you, just shock the daylights out of you. Did you know that, Carvin Jones here, I literally book my own tours and concerts worldwide, literally. RQ: That is really smart I know that a ton of artist[s] started handling their own affairs like 10 years ago. They started realizing how much more control they would have over their own careers. CJ: Well yes, I always handle my own tours because man, that’s what I do. I am dedicated. I never drink or smoke[d] a cigarette a day in my life. That’s the truth. RQ: I have to ask this question because my husband and I own Quintana’s Music Center. What is your favorite guitar to play? CJ: Fender Stratocaster. That’s the one I have been using pretty much my whole career. RQ: How many years have

you been playing and who taught you to play? CJ: Well, I am a self taught musician and I have been playing going on 46 years now. RQ: Has it been that long? I didn’t realize. What blues song do you consider the most influential? CJ: I would have to say B.B. King’s rendition of “The Thrill is Gone.” RQ: Who would you say is your new favorite blues artist? CJ: Honestly, I don’t really have one. Really I don’t even listen to music because, I am either booking my tours, I am playing my guitar, and that’s a[n] all day job. Right now, I perform in 35 countries all over the world, and I do outreach programs for schools to help spread the message for kids to stay off alcohol and drugs. I also do a lot of show[s] for the cancer society. My family has been hit hard with cancer and my concerts are a way for me to give back. Plus I am in the gym six days a week when I am back in Phoenix. RQ: Good for you! Well, you have to say fit. I mean you’re like an athlete. CJ: You really have to stay active to perform at this level and travel as much. I’ll give you an example: I will arrive Friday night the 27th late. Get up, do sound check, then the meet and greet/live performance at Quintana’s music at 1:00 pm, perform at the El Morro Theatre at 8 pm till late. Then I have to drive back to Arizona where I am performing Sunday morning at 10 am! (laughter)...And then the next day I have to catch a flight to Copenhagen, Denmark. RQ: WOW! That sounds exhausting! You know what! You are really living the life of a rock star. You are doing what other people just talk about doing.. CJ: You know what Rhonda I love it. I really do I love it. RQ: You would have to love it. That’s what keeps you going and you know it’s obvious when I watch your promo videos for the different towns you’re playing in. You really

look like you’re looking forward to playing there and interacting with your fans. It’s refreshing to see. Because some artist[s] get backed up and burned out by being on the road and I don’t get that from you. It’s just pure joy. 15 years ago my husband Ryan Quintana brought you to Gallup for a show and people absolutely loved it! How does it feel coming back to Gallup after all these years? CJ: I am very, very excited about this because you know that [was] actually the reason why I agreed to come back. I was talking to my friend as I was ‘like hey man, do you remember that little town we played called Gallup’ and he was like, ‘ya man. We had a really good response. I want to go there again.’ That’s when I reached out to book a show and we started talking about it and now it[‘s] all happening.. RQ: It’s funny because right before that my husband and I were talking and saying it would be great to have Carvin Jones back in Gallup to perform, and like they say sometimes the universe just works out for everyone and it just clicks. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? CJ: Just continuing doing what I am currently doin’, because you know I see guys like Rick Springfield who’s 70 years old, Mick Jagger 70-something years old, Buddy Guy, 85 years old. That lets me know that Carvin Jones has another solid 25 years left in him. (Laughs) RQ: That’s Awesome! Exactly! Thank you so much for the interview and just to remind everyone. Carvin Jones will be doing a free live in-store performance/meet and greet at Quintana’s Music from 1 pm - 2:30 pm and a live show at the El Morro Theatre. Doors [open] at 8 pm on Sept. 28. Get your tickets now at Eventbrite.com or at the door. But I wouldn’t wait. Tthis is going to be an amazing show from an awesome man and it’s sure to sell out. COMMUNITY


NACE brand ambassador places ďŹ rst in age division for Navajo Code Talker 29K By Rick Abasta Guest Submission

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INDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Aurelius â&#x20AC;&#x153;Au r y â&#x20AC;? Ya z z ie r a n t he C o d e Ta l ke r 2 9K S e p t . 8 a n d came in first place for the 14-and-under age division. Yazzie is the brand ambassador for Navajo A r ts and

representing our brand.â&#x20AC;? It was Yazzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third time participating in the Navajo Code Talker 29K, which is a part of the Navajo Parks Race Series. He previously competed in the 10K and 29K. Th is yea r, he wore h is NACE-designed brand ambassador T-shirt, featuring the Horned Moon logo, during the run.

challenging part of the race was r unning on pavement because of the heat that radiated from it. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lso a member of the Tiis Nazbas Community School cross-country team, tra ining from Monday through Thursday, averaging about four miles during each session. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ride my bike with my parents and I eat healthy so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be prepared to run,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love the Navajo Code Talker 29K and 10K because the whole race honors our Code Talkers. Ya zzieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great na li wa s R ay mo nd Na k a i , fo r me r Navajo Tribal Chairman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I a m close to gra ndpa (Navajo Code Talker) John Kinsel Sr. He knew my great nali and told us a stor y of him,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speaking and u nder s t a nd i n g Nav a jo i s important.â&#x20AC;?

Before running the Navajo Code Ta l ker 2 9K , Ya z z ie spent his Saturday watching the parade and then greeting shoppers at the NACE f lagship store. He met about 25 people and greeted them by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hi, my name is Aury Yazzie a nd Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m t he NACE Bra nd Ambassador. I would like to thank you for shopping here.â&#x20AC;? Most customers responded by asking for a 10 percent discount. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy bei ng a bra nd ambassador. My favorite part is running while representing my community and the NACE brand. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still getting used to the public speaking,â&#x20AC;? he said. Ya zzie encou rages students and parents to believe in themselves, because anything can be accomplished, especially through faith and the love of family.

His next runs include the Tsaile Invitational on Sept. 19 and Shiprock Invitational on Sept. 21 with his cross-country team. The enter pr ise a lso recent ly sig ned PBR st a r Cody Jesus as media inf luencer and is working toward signing Loren Anthony (Chizh for Chei) as the second media influencer very soon. W h i le compet i ng bu sinesses selling jewelr y and supplies choose to objectify Navajo women in their market i ng ef for t s, NACE ha s been careful to ensure that positive and community-oriented messages are shared with customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having positive role models representing our brand sends an engaging point to our customers that resonates with them,â&#x20AC;? Muskett said. For more Information: gonavajo.com

Â&#x153;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160;1Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160; vÂ&#x153;Ă&#x20AC;Ă&#x160;>Â?Â?Ă&#x160;Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;iĂ&#x160; Ă&#x160;VĂ&#x152;Â&#x2C6;Â&#x153;Â&#x2DC;Ă&#x160; Ă&#x152;Â&#x2026;Â&#x2C6;Ă&#x192;Ă&#x160;9i>Ă&#x20AC;t NACE brand ambassador Aurelius â&#x20AC;&#x153;Auryâ&#x20AC;? Yazzie honored for his first place 29K Code Talker run. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NACE Crafts Enterprise. He came in 37th overall in a field of 56 runners with a time of 4:25:35 and an average pace of 14:44. Twentynine kilometers is equal to a d ist a nce of about 18.02 miles. The 12-year-old runner is a protĂŠgĂŠ of Tom Riggenbach, executive director of Navajo Yo u t h E m p o w e r m e n t Services. NACE CEO Elijah Muskett said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We made the choice to have Aury as our brand ambassador because he is a great role model for kids and adults. Congratulations on your strong finish while COMMUNITY

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Alena Cardenas receives a rainbow face painting during Northfest at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center in Gallup, Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Drivers in the northbound lane of NM 602 wait in line as Gallup Police check licenses at a DWI checkpoint in Gallup Sept. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

DON’T KNOW | FROM PAGE 13 American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) found that less than one-third of the top 75 colleges and universities ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine even require U.S. history as a graduation requirement for history majors. R efer e nc e: < h t t p s : // w w w.goa ct a .o rg/n e ws/ study_ top_ colleges_ dont_ require_us_history_courses_ for_history_majors> Indigenous communities, including those of the Navajo Nation, Zuni, and many other entities, have cultural traditions of oral history, passed from elder to youth, but Link cautions that: “The thing about oral history: It is always one generation from extinction. I mean complete

extinction.” Link went on to note that where children once learned, through games and songs, recent generations spend time on screens. Many indigenous cultures and languages, locally and worldwide, may be lost in this generation. Martin Link led history projects over the last 60 years, most recently in an effort to preserve the old Ft. Wingate military grounds that include the dormitories and classrooms used for a BIA school. Navajo Code Talkers were sworn in there, and Navajo Scouts matriculated soon after their return in 1868 from Hwéeldi (Navajo language or Diné Bizaad for Ft. Sumner or Bosque del Redondo). he “long walk” of the Navajo from imprisonment there was the only U.S.driven Indigenous “round trip” - other tribes were escorted on

long walks to permanent exile. Link hopes that the Ft. Wingate site could become a living history museum, as has El Rancho de las Golondrinas, near Santa Fe. Link’s Gallup home is a 3/4 model of that house. There will be a discussion about history (and other education issues) starting at 2 pm on Sunday, September 22, 2019, during the next meeting of the Plateau Sciences Society, taking place at the Red Mesa Center, 105 West Hill Avenue, in downtown Gallup, just East of Octavia Fellin Public Library (for more information or questions, you may call Martin at 505-863-6459.) Writer’s disclaimer: Rachel Kaub is the GM for Gallup Public Radio’s KGLP, and, fair disclosure, is the current president of the Plateau Sciences Society.

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SPORTS 360 Lady Bengals win championship in Newcomb claims third place trophy in Maroon bracket Gold bracket TOHATCHI 0 – GALLUP 3 AT REHOBOTH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

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Gallup Bengal Hailey Long (18) spikes the ball past the Tohatchi Cougars during the Rehoboth Volleyball Tournament at Rehoboth High School Sept. 14. Gallup defeated Tohatchi 3-0 to claim the championship in the Maroon bracket. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Newcomb Skyhawk Jeffleena Yazzie (12) tips the ball past Grants Pirate Gabriella Pargas (13) during the Rehoboth Volleyball Tournament at Rehoboth High School Sept. 14. Newcomb won 3-2 to claim the third place trophy in the Maroon bracket. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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Ramah Mustang Tiarra Benally (6) bumps up a serve from the Miyamura JV Patriots during the Rehoboth Volleyball Tournament at Rehoboth High School Sept. 14. Ramah claimed the fifth place victory over Miyamura 3-2. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Gallup Lady Bengals warming up on the sideline, as they prepare to take on Tohatchi, in the championship game at the Rehoboth Volleyball Tournament, Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Jordan Joe (11) gets up high to spike the ball as a Tohatchi defender attempts to block the shot during the championship game in the Gold bracket of the Rehoboth Volleyball Tournament Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

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Valley Vikings fall to the Miyamura Patriots 23 - 34

Miyamura Patriot quarterback Cael Stewart (16) evades the Valley Vikings defense at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Miyamura Patriot quarterback Cael Stewart (16) passes to a receiver while his teammates hold off the Valley Vikings defense at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 14. Valley lost to Miyamura 23-34. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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Santa Fe Indian School Brave Izell Latoma (42) is brought down by the Wingate Bears defense at Wingate High Gallup Sept. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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Wingate Bear Ty Martin (42) cross into the end zone ahead of a leaping tackle from Santa Fe Indian School Brave Shaun Riley (1) at Wingate High School Sept. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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TDFL action Cowboys 6 – Panthers 19 Panther Cauy Boggs (1) weaves through the Cowboys defense at the Sammy C Chioda TDFL Field in Gallup Sept. 14. The Panthers defeated the Cowboys 19-6. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Lady Warriors defeat the Lady Lynx in soccer SOCORRO 4 – REHOBOTH 0 Cowboy Noah Trujillo (27) slips through the reach of Panther Ean Chisamore (56) at the Sammy C Chioda TDFL Field in Gallup Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD SEPT. 11 - 17, 2019 GALLUP BENGALS Football Sept. 13: Gallup @ Espanola Valley 12-8 Boys Soccer Sept. 17: Gallup @ St. Michael 10-1 Sept. 12: Valencia @ Gallup 8-0 Sept. 11: Gallup @ Wingate 10-0 Girl Soccer Sept. 12: Gallup @ Valencia 0-3 Volleyball Sept. 14: Tohatchi @ Gallup 0-3 Sept. 13: Gallup @ Grants 3-0 Sept. 12: Gallup @ Zuni 3-0 MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Football

WHAT IS | FROM PAGE 12 you want your units kept up to a standard, try holding workshops, or housecleaning classes, with cleaning tips and time-management, or even showing health risks of not cleaning up your home. I’m sure many people could benefit - even beyond public housing tenants, but outside community members, like me! You could even have a kids’ activity section, for moms who wouldn’t have a

CITY PREPARES | FROM PAGE 3 Henderson said the road issues in local neighborhoods have created a lot of inconveniences in the past, but after completing the fi rst leg of the project, he said the city has heard nothing but praise about neighborhood road conditions. “It’s now just a matter of getting to that point with other

Sept. 14: Valley @ Miyamura 34-23 Boys Soccer Sept. 12: Rehoboth @ Miyamura 1-2 Girls Soccer Sept. 13: Navajo Prep Tournament - Miyamura vs Hatch Valley 2-4 Volleyball Sept. 13: Tournament Miyamura vs Navajo Pine 3-1 REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX

Sept. 13: RC Tournament - Tse’ Yi’ Gai vs Rehoboth 3-1 Sept. 12: RC Tournament - Valley (Sanders, Az.) vs Rehoboth 3-1 WINGATE BEARS Football Sept. 13: Santa Fe Indian @ Wingate 54-22 Boys Soccer Sept. 11: Gallup @ Wingate 10-0

Boys Soccer Sept. 12: Socorro @ Rehoboth 1-2

Volleyball Sept. 12: Cottonwood CP @ Wingate 0-3

Volleyball Sept. 14: RC Tournament - Rock Point vs Rehoboth 3-1

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babysitter to be able to attend. This is a proactive idea that would build community, open dialogue, and benefit everyone. Instead of a public shaming followed by a “do the right thing” slogan. If you know there are deeper-rooted reasons to why your tenants’ housekeeping can’t pass your standards - don’t you think that’s civic duty to help? “Your definition of clean” is EXACTLY what your tenant asked for. Instead of shaking your finger at her, holding at least a meeting

that is interactive, with space for questions, is the least the Housing Authority can do. Let’s not just assume we are all on the same page. It is “sad to say,” but those who were fortunate to be raised with those basic skills may be surprised how much impact sharing them with others can have. You may even [learn] something from the rest of us, too. Sincerely, Katie Schultz Gallup, New Mexico

neighborhoods,” Henderson said. Dist. 3 Councilor Yogash Kumar said he had been pushing for a project like this for a long time, when the city had to rebuild sidewalks one section at a time, depending on their budget. “The W hole Block Reconstruction Project is more cost effective [than rebuilding one section] and it looks better at the end of the day,” Kumar said. Kettering also voiced her

appreciation for what the city is prepared to do with the project. “I’m really thankful for the work that you are pushing to get this done,” she said. “My family dreamed of having sidewalks when we purchased our home, so I’m glad it’s happening.” Kumar said he would like to hold another meeting about the next stages of the project, but no future meetings are currently scheduled.

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR SEPT. 20 - 26, 2019 GALLUP BENGALS Football Sept. 20: Gallup @ Los Alamos 7 pm

Girls Volleyball Sept. 24 Grants @ Miyamura 6:30 pm REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Football Sept. 20: Roswell @ Miyamura 7 pm Boys Soccer Sept. 19: Valencia @ Miyamura 4 pm Girls Soccer Sept. 20: Rehoboth @ Miyamura 4:30 pm

Boys Soccer Sept. 20: Rehoboth @ Questa 7 pm Girls Volleyball Sept. 26: Gallup @ Grants 6:30p *Local varsity games listed. Compiled from MaxPreps.com. Info: gallupsunreporters@gmail. com

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CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $2.00 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. BUYING Wanting to buy: Collector buying old hand made Native American silver stamping tools, antiques & old textile. Call Richard 928-308-3486. FOR RENT Black Diamond Canyon Mobile Home Park 1 mobile - 2 bedroom, 2 bath - $600.00 per month + $600.00 security deposit 1 mobile - 3 bedroom, 2 bath - $650.00 per month + $650.00 security deposit 1 house - 4 bedroom, 2 bath $850.00 per month + $850.00 security deposit All: washer/dryer hook-up, stove, fridge. All newly renovated. NO PETS. Call Bill Nations -505-726-9288 or go to 334 Black Diamond Cyn. 8AM to 6PM *** UNFURNISHED: 2 bedroom apartment 1 year lease required. NO pets. Call (505) 863-4294 for information before 7 pm HELP WANTED

HOMES FOR SALE PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsunlegals@gmail. com CALL: (505) 722-8994 PETS Volunteers Wanted Four Corners Pet Alliance is in desperate need of foster homes for dogs and cats. You provide the temporary home and love, and we provide the supplies and vet care. Must fill out detailed foster application. Serious inquiries only. For info., email: babsie220@gmail.com

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12 pm-4 pm @ Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.

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4 pm-6 pm @ Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Learn new techniques and technoloties. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re providing materials for our butten press and magnets. Intended for ages 8 and older. Escape Room: The Dentist 11 am-5 pm @ Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Try to escape the wicked clutches of the nefarious Dentist M. D. You have 60 minutes to solve all the clues. Stop by Sept. 20 of Saturday. Registration encouraged. For more information: email: jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

6 pm @ Rockin J Reawakenings (234 Co Rd. 19, Prewitt). Our arena is open on Friday evenings. Minors, please bring a parent/guardian, they will need to sign your release.  We will also have games in the Tack room!  (Monopoly, Pictionary, FUN Bingo, Cards, etc.)  Bring Your Own Refreshments, please. For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j.com

CROP HUNGER WALK 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF AND COMMUNITY PANTRY FUNDRAISER

4:30 pm-7 pm @ The Community Pantry (1130 Hasler Valley Road) Soup and Salad Supper for $8. The supper is a kick off for the annual CROP Hunger Walk. CROP (Communities Responding to Overcoem Poverty) started in Pennsylvania in 1969. It raises awareness about local and global food insecurity. For information or to make donations contact betsywindisch@yahoo.com; (505) 722-9257 or call Hilda at The Community Pantry at (505)

4:30 pm-6 pm @UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup) Nursing Building, Rm. 126. For more information: SDAMON01@unm.edu; (505) 863-7624,

SPECIAL COMMISSION MEETING

3 pm-4 pm @ County Commission Chambers Third Floor of the County Courthouse (207 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Commiwwioners will meet to review and approve the 2019 property tax rate for McKinley County. SATURDAY, September 21

GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER

8 am-1 pm @ the Red Mesa Center (105 W. Hill Ave., Gallup), sponsored by the Plateau Sciences Society. For more information: call Rachel (505) 980-5437.

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-384-20MA. No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 6th Day of September 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: September 6, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: September 13 & 20, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: FLEET REPAIRS & SERVICE RFP-386-20MA Commodity Code(s): 928 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Procurement Office, 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 or may be downloaded from the GMCS Website www.gmcs.org Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on October 17, 2019. When they will be opened and those firms submitting a proposal’s name will be read aloud. Envelopes and/or Packages are to be sealed and plainly Marked RFP Number RFP-386-20MA. NO FAXED PROPOSALS or proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 19th Day of September 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley

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School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: September 19, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: September 20 & 27, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1918 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting sealed bids for the following: OUTERWEAR FOR FIELD EMPLOYEES, MULTITERM CONTRACT As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Copies of the Bid may also be accessed at www.gallupnm.gov/bids Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1918. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered, and will be returned unopened. For information on this bid, contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director, at 505863-1334; Email: frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov. Dated the 12th Day of September 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: September 20, 2019 *** Property Tax Division Order No. 19-30 August 30, 2019 ORDER EXTENDING DEADLINE FOR SECRETARY OF DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION TO ISSUE WRITTEN ODER UNDER § 7-38-33 (A) Pursuant to my authority under Section 7-38-85 NMSA 1978, I hereby extend the deadline specified in Section

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7-38-35 (A) NMSA 1978 of the Property Tax Code with respect to the 2019 tax year only: The deadline for secretary of finance and administration to issue a written order “set[ting] the property tax rates for the government unit sharing in the tax in accordance with the Property Tax Code and the budget of each as approved by the department of finance and administration” is extended from September 1, 2019 until September 13, 20190. Executed this 30th day of August 2019.

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By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk PUBLISH: Friday, September 20, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico will take place on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Gallup City Hall, Second Street and Aztec Avenue; Gallup, New Mexico, to consider final approval of the following entitled Ordinance:

Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for:

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF GALLUP (“BORROWER”) TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT WITH THE NEW MEXICO ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT (“NMED”) FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING PROJECT LOAN FUNDS IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $16,650,000 PLUS ACCRUED INTEREST; DESIGNATING THE USE OF THE FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE DEFINED IN THE MOST CURRENT PROJECT DESCRIPTION FORM AS APPROVED BY NMED; DECLARING THE NECESSITY FOR THE LOAN; PROVIDING THAT THE LOAN WILL BE PAYABLE AND COLLECTIBLE SOLELY FROM THE CITY OF GALLUP WATER AND WASTEWATER ENTERPRISE FUNDS (“PLEDGED REVENUE”); PRESCRIBING OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING THE LOAN AND THE SECURITY THEREFORE.

Commodity Code(s): 91838

The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A draft copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk,

PHONEMIC AWARENESS AND PHONICS PROGRAM Grades K – 3, School Site Based Multi-Year Agreement RFP-381-20BP

As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Procurement Office, 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, or may downloaded from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Website at www.gmcs.org

Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, October 30, 2019, when they will be opened and those firms submitting a proposal’s name will be read aloud. Envelopes and/ or Packages are to be sealed and plainly Marked RFP Number RFP-381-20BP. NO FAXED PROPOSALS or proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 18th day of September 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE September 18, 2019 PUBLICATION DATE: September 20, 2019 (Gallup Sun) September 22, 2019 (Albuquerque Journal)

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 20 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 19 CALENDAR | FROM PAGE 21 M. D. You have 60 minutes to solve all the clues. Stop by. Registration encouraged. For more information: email: jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

THINK IT PRINT IT: 3D PRINTING (AGES 8-13)

4 pm-6 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup) . If you can think it you can print it. Join us as we learn how to make objects using TinkerCAD and create your own personalized name keychain. For more information: childlib@gallupnm.gov or (505) 726-6120.

EL MALPAIS NATIONAL MONUMENT: MOVIE NIGHT

3 pm @ El Malpais National Monument Visitor Center (1900 E. Santa Fe Ave., Grants). Explore one way in which the lands of New Mexico have been used as we view a movie filmed in the area, Ace in the Hole, starring Kirk Douglas. For more information call: (505) 876-2783.

SELF-DEFENSE WITH MATT & DILLON

9 am @ Rockin J Reawakenings (234 Co Rd. 19, Prewitt). Join Matt and Dillon for their self defense class, based in realistic techniques of mixed martial arts for your personal protection. Everyone is welcome. For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j.com

CANINE COMPADRES CLASS

9:30 am @ Rockin J Reawakenings (234 Co Rd. 19, Prewitt). Join Erin, Manda and our mentor, Rishard! Basic obedience, service dog training and support, and more. For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j.com

REAWAKENINGS COMRADERIE COOKOUT

4 pm @ Rockin J Reawakenings (234 Co Rd. 19, Prewitt). Come join us at the ranch for our monthly cookout!  Great scenery, great people, a few horses to rub on.  We have the horseshoe pits set up, a sand box and

swingset for the kids, several indoor games. Lots that we can do if anyone wants.  We’ll also talk a little bit about some of our upcoming goings on. For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j.com

WE READ, WE TALK BOOK CLUB

Register at either library (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup and 200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup) September 1st through September 21st for a free copy of House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea. The story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist, the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend. Get ready for some great conversations, good food and tons of fun! Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SUNDAY, September 22

PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY DISCUSSION

2 pm @Red Mesa Center (105 W. Hill Ave, Gallup). The Plateau Sciences Society will talk about the increasing lack of history and STEM instruction in area schools. Time permitting, PSS may show a film commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in what would become the U.S.A. For more information: call Rachel (505) 980-5437.

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN UP MONTH

Stop by either OFPL Location (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup and 200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup) to sign up for a library card or replace lost cards for free during the month of September. Fines will be forgiven for library card holders under age 18 as well as Teacher card holders. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information. MONDAY, September 23

BANNED BOOK WEEK FILM EXTRAVAGANZA: “FOOTLOOSE”

5:30 pm-7:30 pm@ Main Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gal-

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lup). Film and video productions can vividly depict the impact of censorship on individuals and society. Join us for film screenings based on book titles that have been censored. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information.

CONSEQUENCES OF METHAMPHETAMINES/SYNTHETIC USE/ABUSE TRAINING

10 am-5 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St., Gallup). Training designed to alert professionals to the appearance and effects of various drugs. Open to the public. To register, email:nlujan@gallupnm.gov TUESDAY, September 24

BANNED BOOK WEEK FILM EXTRAVAGANZA: “COLOR PURPLE”

5:30 pm-7:30 pm@ Main Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Film and video productions can vividly depict the impact of censorship on individuals and society. Join us for film screenings based on book titles that have been censored. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information.

REAWAKENINGS SELF DEFENSE

5:30 pm-7:30 pm @ St. Bonaventure School’s Wellness Night at St. Bonaventure School (25 W. Navarre Blvd. Thoreau). Matt will be set up in the old gym to give Self Defense Demos and give out more information about our classes! For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j. com

CHESS CLUB

4 pm- 5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Refreshments provided. Club meets on first and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information: childlib@gallupnm.gov or (505) 726-6120.

CREATIVE CODING

4 pm-5 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) Attend a workshop to create code-based programs such as art, games, interaactive environments. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm. gov; (505) 863-1291. WEDNESDAY, September 25

BANNED BOOK WEEK FILM EXTRAVAGANZA: “BLESS ME ULTIMA”

5:30 pm-7:30 pm@ Main Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Film and video productions can vividly depict the impact of censorship on individuals and society. Join us for film screenings based CALENDAR

on book titles that have been censored. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS

5:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) This week’s film: Bless Me Ultima

STORY TIME WEDNESDAYS

10:30 am-11 am @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Get ready for rhythm and rhyme at Storytime! We’re using rhyme to help build our language skills. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 11 am. This program is intended for children ages 2-4.

LEGO CHALLENGE

4 pm-6pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Join us to make boats that float, cars that go, marble mazes and more. For more information: email childlib@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 726-6120.

GATE ADVISORY COUNCIL

5:15 p,-6:15 pm @ Educational Development Center (1000 E. Aztec, Gallup). THURSDAY, September 26

BANNED BOOK WEEK FILM EXTRAVAGANZA: “PRECIOUS”

5:30 pm-7:30 pm@ Main Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Film and video productions can vividly depict the impact of censorship on individuals and society. Join us for film screenings based on book titles that have been censored. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)

4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup): Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Autumn Leaf Bowls.

GHS-ROTC BLOOD DRIVE

8 am-2 pm @ GHS Music Room (1055 Rico St., Gallup) ONGOING

CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION

7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium (Main St. H-1, Crownpoint). Second Friday of the month. For more information, call (505) 879-9460

CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD

3:30 pm-5 pm @ the Octavia Fellin Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) first Monday of the month. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call

(505) 722-0039 for information.

RECYCLING COUNCIL

2 pm first Saturday of the month @ Red Mesa on Hill Street (105 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. For more information, call (505) 722-5142 or visit www.recyclegallup. org

RECYCLING DEPOT

12 pm-1:30 pm first Saturday of the month. The Recycling Depot volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.

FUTURE FOUNDATIONS: BABY BOUNCE & BOOGIE

10 am-11 am @ Future Foundations Family Center (551 Washington Ave., Grants). Baby Bounce and Boogie is designed for newborn to 3 years of age and their parents. Offered free of charge, however donations are welcome! Every other Wednesday. For more information: (505) 2853542.

GALLUP STORYTELLERS TOASTMASTERS

6:30 pm @ Earl’s Restaurant (1400 East Highway 66, Gallup). Toastmasters meets every Thursday (except holidays). Guests welcome. For more information : Fran Palochak (505)-879-6570 or Carl Ballenger (505) 879-0191.

GALLUP SOLAR

6 pm-8 pm Wednesday (113 E. Logan, Gallup). Free community classes and presentations about all things solar. For more information: (505) 7289246.

GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society (1315 Hamilton Rd., Gallup). For more information, please call (505) 8632616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road.

ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS DOG TRAINING

2 pm every Friday and 9:30 am every Saturday dog training needs and assistance. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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Another fun and packed issue. If golf is your game, you'll get the lingo! If not, read how much funds were raised for the hospital by local...

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