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NEWS WildThing set to electrify Gallup once again SURPRISES, FUN IN STORE FOR VISITORS By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
uly has arrived, which means it’s almost time for one of the signature summer events in Gallup. WildThing Championship BullRiding will be held at Red Rock Park July 12-13. This year marks year 26 where Gallup locals and visitors get to watch what WildThing organizer Larry Peterson calls the number one open bull riding event in the southwest. “We bring in some of the toughest bucking bulls in the world,” Peterson said in a June 26 phone call. The riders at WildThing will compete for a share of the prize money of $28,000, with the overall winner taking a $10,000 payday, which Peterson said is one of the largest payouts in southwest bull riding. These riders will be coming from every direction, Peterson said, including states like California, Oklahoma, Colorado. There will also be top riders from the Navajo Nation, and even some from Canada and Mexico, he added. “We get a pretty big mix every year,” Peterson said. Of course, the bull riding is just part of what makes WildThing a Gallup staple. Peterson mentioned the big fireworks show that goes on each night, and that it’s always a hit with the crowds. In addition to the fireworks, Peterson talked about the other entertainment segments visitors
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get to watch, including a number of funny men and announcers. Peterson also brought up the wooly rider competition, which features six wooly riders who have won previous events across the Navajo Nation and will now get to compete for top honors at WildThing. “They’ve won their spot to get to come ride here,” Peterson said, adding that this means each of the wooly riders is in champion form already. Then there’s Cowboy Poker, dubbed by Peterson the world’s wildest card game, wherein participants try to play the game while a bull charges around the arena - toward them. The last
person sitting is the winner. “[Cowboy Poker] is always off the hook,” Peterson said. While there are events that long-time visitors can expect to see, Peterson said that they always have surprises in the bag, and games for the crowd. Peterson advises visitors to arrive at the event early because there will be pre-show entertainment including a balloon toss, sack race, and they can listen to the music blaring from the speakers. Rain or shine, the event will go on, said Peterson. He added that even if you’ve been to Wild Thing before, you’re bound to see something new this year. “If you’ve been to WildThing and seen it, you know how wild and exciting and fun it is,” he said. “If you’ve never been there, you’re missing out.” By paying for parking and
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Gallup Christian School, Peterson added. Advance tickets can be purchased at Castle Furniture, T&R C-Store, T&R Feed, and Rico Auto Complex with adult tickets $19 and $22 for Friday and Saturday, respectively; and $8 for children’s tickets. Tickets at the gate will cost $25 for adults, and $10 for children ages 6-11. For more information, visit th e W i l dT h i n g Championship Bullriding facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wildthing.bullriding/?ref=page_internal.
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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports
DEAD MAN FOUND NEAR RAILROAD TRACKS Mentmore, N. M., June 30 At 2:43 am, Deputy II Michael Harvey of the McKinley County Sheriffâ€™s Office was advised of a man walking on the railroad tracks near Williams Acres in Mentmore, N. M. But when he arrived at 2:46 am, all he could see was a BNSF train stopped, blocking the Defiance Draw Road crossing. He contacted Metro dispatch to clear the call at 3:08 am. Nineteen minutes later he was advised about a pedestrian. Harvey drove around and stopped on the north side of the railroad crossing where he saw a man waving a flashlight. He talked to the man, Wyatt G. DeWitt. DeWitt was standing on the south side of the tracks and stated that he was the train conductor. He said the person was lying on the ground on his back about 15 feet south of the railroad tracks, with his head facing in a southbound direction.
Harvey saw the body, but no movement. No other information was available as of press time.
BAD BOYFRIEND Gamerco, N. M., June 28 McKinley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy James Garylle was dispatched to the Navajo Shopping Center at 9:35 am after a woman called to say her boyfriend was beating her up. When Garylle arrived, she said she wanted to cancel the call. Then 25 minutes later, she called back and wanted to meet at 514B State Highway 602. At 10:39 am Garylle made contact with the woman who had red marks on her neck. She said her boyfriend got angry and started choking her when she told him she was going to visit her mother. She said he did not believe her. She said he then bit her on the left side of her face near her cheek area, on the bridge of her nose and on the tip of her nose. She managed to get away, drive to the shopping center and call 9-1-1. Garylle could see the teeth marks and cuts to her nose. He
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photographed the injuries and asked the woman to fill out a witness statement. He gave her a domestic violence packet. She said she had been dating the man for two and a half years. A copy of the report was forwarded to the office of on-call District Attorney Stephen Foland.
NOT SO HAPPY JOYRIDE Gamerco, N. M., June 28 McKinley County Sheriffâ€™s Deputy James Garylle was called to 413 Santa Rita Avenue, where a complaint had been called in saying a man was knocking at the door. Garylle found a man sitting in front of the residence wearing a bloody blue T-shirt. His face was swollen and he couldnâ€™t open his eyes. He was identified as Yelmo Natachu. Natachu said he picked up a man and two women in the Gallup area and wound up in Gamerco. He said they beat him up and stole his vehicle. Metro Dispatch was called to check for severe head trauma.
Deputies Nocona Clark and Gilbert Padilla joined Garylle at the scene. Natachu described his vehicle as a blue Jeep Patriot. An attempt to locate was put out for the vehicle and a stolen vehicle affidavit was filled out and signed by Natachu. A a ron Sa r r a ci no sa id Natachu came to his door and when he saw the condition he was in, he gave him a bottle of water and called for help. Natachu was taken to the hospital. Clark located dried blood where the fight occurred. Padilla took photographs. Efforts to find the missing vehicle were unsuccessful. However, on the way to entering the vehicle in the National Crime Information Center as stolen, Garylle received a call from Clark, who said he saw the Jeep pull into Speedway North. When Clark called out to the person with the vehicle,
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the driver took off. There was a chase, which eventually ended on State Highway 264 about a half mile west of the intersection of State Highway 491. Three individuals were detained: a female driver identified as Dahlia Begay, a female passenger identified as Leona Begay and a male passenger identified as Gerard John. All three were booked into
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Who’s watching the children? Staff Reports
allup Police Officer Richard Rangel III was dispatched to 201 J. M Montoya Blvd. at 9:20 pm in reference to a possible domestic dispute. When he arrived he saw three people by a white GMC truck. He said the male and the small female were pulling on each other. While he parked, he saw the woman run off and the male run behind a trash can, leaving a 13-year-old girl alone in the middle of the parking lot. He told the male to come out, and saw that he had a cut on the right side of his head. He had bloodshot eyes and alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and a stumbling walk. Rangel placed him in cuffs in the back of his police unit. He questioned the young girl, who said her mother and her mother’s boyfriend were fighting. She was teary-eyed and had a shaky voice. When asked where her mother went, she did not know. She led Rangel to the apartment where she lived, where her little sister, 3 years old, was alone with the front door open. The mother walked out of another apartment at that time. She had bloodshot eyes and smelled of liquor and spoke with slurred speed. When asked how much she’d had to drink, she estimated five beers. The mother said everything was fine and asked where her kids were. Rangel asked who
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was watching the children and she said her mother was. Asked where her mother was at the moment, she said she was at a party at the Community Center. Officer Luke Martin arrived on the scene and checked the back bedroom to find a small child by herself there. W hen Of f icer Ci ndy R om a nc it o a r r i ve d , s he obtained permission to ask the 13 year old what was going on. The teen said she felt scared when her parents were gone. She said their older sister had been watching them earlier, but left to go to work. She could not remember what time her older sister left. She said she had texted her mother earlier and her mother texted back that she would return home later, that she was at the park Rangel saw two other small children, 5 years old and 7 years old, also by themselves at the apartment. Metro Dispatch contacted the grandmother to watch the children. She arrived, but spoke very little English. She was able to watch the children. Rangel placed the mother and her boyfriend under arrest at 9:47 pm on the charge of abandonment/abuse of a child. Officers Rangel and Martin took the two to the McKinley County Jail for booking. The boyfriend also received a medical clearance. Rangel contacted CYFD Statewide Central intake and reported the case to worker number 527.
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:((./<':,5(3257 Staff Reports Becky Martinez June 9, 8:07 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Pa t rol m a n Julio Yazzie was dispatched to Allsup’s South, 1801 S. S econd St., in reference to a police request, when he noticed a brown Chevrolet Tahoe going west on Nizhoni Boulevard. The vehicle matched the description in the request, so Yazzie conducted a traffic stop. Ya z z ie m a de c o nt a c t with Becky Martinez, 36, of Albuquerque, who had two
children in the back of her vehicle with no child seats. Martinez agreed to take the standard field sobriety test, but had trouble following directions. Yazzie read her the implied consent advisory, but Martinez refused to be tested. Martinez was charged with aggravated DWI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, having no child restraints, and child abandonment. She was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking, while the children were released to their aunt. Donovan Lovato June 8, 12:54 pm Aggravated DWI (First offense) Ga l lup Pat rol ma n Joe Roanhorse received a call
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from Metro Dispatch about a vehicle driving r e ck le s s ly with a flat tire. The vehicle was headed south on Clark Street from West Highway 66. Near the intersection of South Clark Street and Viro Circle, Roanhorse conducted a welfare stop and made contact with Donovan Lovato, 32, of Mentmore. Lovato did not have a valid driver’s license in his possession. Roanhorse noted that Lovato did have slurred speech and a slight smell of marijuana was present in the vehicle. Lovato told Roanhorse that he knew the tire was flat, but did not have the tools to replace it. Roanhorse then asked Lovato to exit the vehicle, where Lovato agreed to take the standard field sobriety test, even though he said he had not consumed any alcohol. Roanhorse proceeded with the test, suspecting Lovato was the under the influence of
a narcotic since he appeared disoriented. Lovato failed the tests and was placed under arrest for DUI. Roanhorse cuffed Lovato and patted him down, finding a lighter and a pipe with a strong odor of marijuana in his front pocket. Roanhorse read the New Implied Consent Advisory for Blood to Lovato. Despite agreeing to take the test at first, Lovato then became uncooperative and refused to take the blood test. After being transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, Lovato was booked for aggravated DUI, driving without a license, and carrying drug paraphernalia. Alberta Holman June 7, 6:50 pm Aggravated DUI A call went out over police radio after a blue pickup t r uck wa s seen driving westbound on Interstate 40 at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic lanes. Gallup Police Sergeant Mark Spencer was the first to spot the vehicle within Gallup city limits. Shortly after, another call
came in from a driver who had seen the Sierra at the 11 mile marker. Spencer caught up to the Sierra, which showed damage from running into the barrier cables near the 15 mile marker. There, Spencer met up with Gallup Patrolman Dominic Molina and the two made contact with Alberta Holman, 57, of Gallup. Holman was placed in Molina’s unit while officers investigated the Sierra. The airbags had deployed from the impact with the barrier cables. There were five miniature bottles of intoxicating liquors in the vehicle, and the vehicle smelled of alcohol. Molina returned to his unit to speak with Holman, and noticed she smelled of alcohol. Holman also had bloodshot watery eyes and slurred speech. She agreed to take the breath test and was transported to Gallup Police Department, where she posted samples of .23 and .21. Holman was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center for clearance and then to McKinley County Adult Detention Center, where she was booked for aggravated DWI, resisting or evading a police officer, having an open container in the vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and careless driving.
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STAGGERING MAN Gallup, June 28 On June 28 Gallup police officers and public service officers were dispatched to the J. C. Penney at Rio West Mall at 7:16 pm, June 28 after receiving a report that a male was staggering. The male was placed into a van and taken to the Na Nazhoozhi Center. The man was then transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center for treatment. The Gallup Police Department placed three people from the department on paid administrative leave. For more information, contact New Mexico State Police (505) 841-9256.
COME LOOK AT MY PUPPY Gallup, June 27 McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cecil Sanders was called to the St. Bonaventure playground at 8:31 pm on June
27 to respond to a complaint by Jamie Russette. When Sanders met with Russette, she told him that six days prior, on June 21, she had visited the fitness center for a workout and allowed her son Trent, to go to the playground, located next to the center. She said Trent ran in around 8:45 pm and told her a man in a green car told him to look at his puppy and get into the car. Trent said a woman told him not to listen to the male passenger. After the boy told his mother, Ms. Russette said she went outside and saw a green late model four door sedan leave traveling east onto County Road 27, headed southbound. Trent described the man as Hispanic-looking with a lot of tattoos on his chest, and a tattoo of a flower on his right cheek. He couldn’t identify the flower. He said the female driver appeared to be Navajo, but didn’t give a lot of detail. The vehicle is described as green, a late model four door sedan with small wheels and a loud muffler. Russette said she has not seen the vehicle or the suspects again. An attempt has been made to locate the suspects and the vehicle.
BB GUN SHOOTING Gallup, June 9 Gallup Police Officer Thomas House was dispatched at 1:34 am to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health at 1901 Red Rock Drive to talk with a male, identified as Jess Candelaria, who said he had been shot by a man with a BB gun. Candelaria said he had been walking east on the sidewalk past Allsups, just before Rudy Drive, when a Native American male in all black with a black headband approached walking west. Candelaria said the two made eye contact and the man in black pulled out a black handgun from his waistband. Candelaria said he aimed and pulled the trigger and Candelaria felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He said after being shot, he tried to run after the man with the gun, but the pain kept him from doing so. Candelaria said the man ran west on Nizhoni Boulevard toward the fire station. House said he saw the BB taken out of Candelaria’s leg and that Candelaria said he would take care of it himself. When he returned to the hospital room, Candelaria was gone. No other information was given.
FIGHTING WOMEN Gallup June 7 A m a le identified as Cody Billy approached G a l l u p Pol ice L t . Rosanne Morrissette at 3:18 pm in the area Brianna Brown of the downtown walkway at 215 W. Coal Ave. to inform her that three women were fighting and one had a knife. Lt. Morrissette and Capt. Edwin Yazzie approached the women, who were first identified as Brianna Begay, Kamrie Caballero and Reshawnda Edison. Morrissette said Begay ran from the scene and Yazzie chased her. Morrissette said the women claimed Brianna had a knife and was threatening Caballero.
She added that during a pat down, an open blade pocket knife was found in Brianna’s left hand. No weapons were found on the other females. Neither Begay, Caballero or Billy appeared intoxicated at the time of the incident. No information was in the report about Edison. The knife was collected as evidence to be logged in at the Gallup Police Department. B eg ay w a s a r r e s t e d for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. When asked about her personal information, she gave the name of Tiffanie Begay. Born Feb. 24, 2000. Employees at the detention center identified her as Brianna Faye Brown from previous encounters. Begay/ Brown was booked for aggavated assault with a deadly weapon and concealing her identity.
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COMMUNITY Third annual Diné Pride event lights up Window Rock By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
he rainbow-colored balloons and painted concrete throughout Window Rock Tribal Park June 29 capped off what Navajo Nation Pride calls the official LGBTQ+ Two-Spirit event for the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States. June is designated Pride Month, a month where people under the LGBTQ banner remember the Stonewall riots of 1969, which were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement i n t he Un it ed States, as well as people who have been lost to HIV and AIDS.
R e p. S h a r ic e D a v id s , D-KS, one of the Diné Pride Champions, said in a video posted on navajonationpride. com that the work the Coalition for Diné Equality is doing is both important and inspiring. “We k now ma ny tr iba l nations had recognized and been inclusive of people that today would be considered LGBTQ or two-spirit,” she said. “We have always been a part of tribal cultures, and we will continue to be.” Despite their longevity, Davids said that Native LGBTQ people are among the most likely to live in poverty or face food insecurity. About 80 percent of Native women under this banner face some form of
Iann Austin, Mr. Southwest Two-Spirit, at the entrance of the 2019 Diné Pride Festival on June 29, which featured more than 30 booths advocating for gender equity. Photo Credit: Akilah Martinez
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Tyson King (Navajo/Diné) of Sundance, N.M., participates as Diné Pride staff, June 29. Photo Credit: Akilah Martinez sexual violence or harassment, and many Natives under the spectrum face homelessness, she said. “It’s why it’s so important that we keep supporting LGBTQ and two-spirit people through policy and action,” she said. But, conversations and support events like the one hosted by Diné Pride will continue to raise awareness of the issues that LGBTQ people face every day, Davids added. The Coalition for Diné Equality hosted a two-day event in Window Rock June
28-29 that consisted of a series of lectures in a symposium at Navajo Nation Museum and a festival at Window Rock Tribal Park, filled with song and dance performances and information booths. Alray Nelson, founder and CEO of Diné Pride, said June 29 that one of the coalition’s goals for the upcoming year is to host a number of smaller pride events across the Navajo Nation, with the intent of getting LGBTQ youth involved with their cause. “We want the youth across
the country to join us,” Nelson said. “We will have these LGBTQ kids pitch ideas of events [they want] throughout the year.” Nelson also recognized a number of Diné Pride champions during the festival at the tribal park. One champion was the first transgender woman to run for Navajo Nat ion P resident i n 2018, Trudie Jackson. The other champion was
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‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ is a fun summer trip By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: OUT OF RUNNING TIME: 129 MINUTES
uffering from superhero fatigue? Well, you wouldn’t be alone. It seems that so many Mar vel movies have come down the pipeline the past few years that it’s difficult just to keep up with them all. The latest entry is Spider-Man: Far from Home, and it marks the final film in what the studio refers to as Phase Three. In fact, there will be an almost one-year gap between this and the next feature. Much of the big action occurred in the previous Avengers finale, and so this latest sequel doesn’t have the same kind of epic stakes. Still, the movie does provide some laughs and a few thrills along the way. It’s a perfectly efficient and entertaining popcorn summer movie. After all the chaos in the previous Marvel adventure, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) misses his previous life as a carefree teenager, and feels uncertain of whether or not he even wants
to be a superhero. In fact, his priorities are to put the costume away, enjoy a school trip to Europe and tell schoolmate MJ (Zendaya) how he really feels about her. When Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) appears with superhero-from-an-alternate-universe Quentin Beck/ Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and demands his help in combating a new threat, Parker doesn’t want to get involved. However, over the course of his school trip, Peter faces life-threatening danger and complications in his personal life. The movie juggles a teen romance subplot with comedic bits in which Parker must hide his true identity from classmates and save them from imminent danger. Obviously, there are a lot of goofy gags involving school rivalries and the film has an episodic feel as it barrels through photogenic cities like Venice, Prague, Berlin and London. Parker is often the butt of jokes. Some of them, including an unwanted alter ego and a silly new name given for his “Spider-sense,” earn laughs. And humor is also derived from the unexpected complications that have arisen after most of the world’s population suddenly returns. Not every quip lands and the film is much
Director John Watts takes Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) to far-flung locales such as Venice in “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group sillier than what we’ve seen from Marvel recently, but the cast of kids is likable enough to eke a few chuckles out of the proceedings. And the screenplay also attempts to veer off in a few unexpected directions. Things are most certainly not what they initially seem and if you manage to go into the theater without knowing the plot twists, some of the surprise reveals are effective. Through the course of the film, SpiderMan and others also have to contend with a series of psychogenic mirages that play upon the fears and anxieties. These elaborate sequences provide some trippy thrills.
It soon becomes clear that manipulating others through trickery (and even media) is the feature’s primary theme. Gyllenhaal’s guest role is a little more eccentric than most caped characters seen in previous Marvel films, presenting a little more variety. He also gets in a good zinger or two, and the character’s almost obsessive focus on appearances fits in quite well with the premise. As mentioned, there’s a lot going on and overall the many elements sometimes come off as a bit of a rushed jumble, but the film wins marks for its boldness and, at the very least, being chock full of wild ideas.
And Marvel enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are two post credit sequences...the first one is the most effective, and features a cameo that most viewers will actually recognize without having to look the reference up on their phones. In summary, this reviewer enjoyed Spider-Man: Far from Home. It certainly isn’t the best title in the franchise, but the action and visuals are impressive and the story takes some unexpected chances. This is a good-natured and most importantly, fun superhero flick that should amuse comic book fans young and old. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
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‘Midsommar’ looks spectacular, but the characters can be difﬁcult to fathom By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: OUT OF RUNNING TIME: 140 MINUTES
ometimes, a movie comes along that is unexpectedly difficult to review. Ever watched a picture that had a lot of intriguing ideas, effective elements and looked quite remarkable, yet you couldn’t buy into the concept and lost empathy for several of the characters? Well, that pretty much sums up this critic’s take on Midsommar, the new horror movie from Ari Aster (Hereditary). It is certainly admirable in many respects, yet at the same time is something of a jumbled mess. Dani (Florence Pugh) is a university student suffering from a personal tragedy. Her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) finds her emotional needs difficult to deal with and talks to friends about ending their relationship. When Christian and his school-chums Josh (William Jackson Harper) and Mark (Will Poulter) agree to head out with Swedish classmate Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren) and attend his commune’s summer festival, he invites Dani along, but doesn’t expect her to accept the offer. To everyone’s surprise she agrees and heads out with them. After arriving at Pelle’s isolated and secretive pagan village, the group witnesses some
One of the disturbing ceremonies being performed in “Midsommar”, an independent Swedish horror movie by Ari Aster (“Hereditary”), starring Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper and Will Poulter. Photo Credit: A24 incredibly disturbing customs. As one can imagine, things get even more distressing as the visitors begin to disappear one by one. First, the good news: This movie is beautifully shot and the sets are striking, if a bit unsettling to look at. Early on, the group is given psychotropic drugs and the screen warps and twists as they are introduced to the commune filled with oddly shaped wooden buildings against scenic backdrops, and decorations that include brightly painted murals depicting all sorts of strange events. Visually, the movie makes a distinct impression and is always striking in appearance. Additionally, much of the personal drama revolves around the strained relationship between Christian and Dani. Her character feels very upset and in need of emotional support, but receives very little of it from her boyfriend. Scenes focusing on the underlying strain, frustration and eventual anger are tense and occasionally
understand. At the very least, they should be the first ones to see warning signs and have an idea of what is likely coming their way. The second half of the movie relies on viewers following the very odd and seemingly dense decision-making of several of these students. It ultimately caused a disconnect for this reviewer. Additionally, the movie probably runs about 30 minutes longer than is actually necessary. Horror fans will also note the obvious connections between this film and The Wicker Man (which seemed a little clearer and more direct in its intent), along with tropes (intentional or otherwise) seen in flicks like Friday the 13th. In the end, I admired Midsommar to an extent and enjoyed taking in the contrasts of the beautiful vistas and disturbing ceremonies. Still, the story is messy and the decisions of the protagonists are hard to relate to, meaning that this reviewer couldn’t get involved with their personal strife. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 5, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ello once again, and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It may be a holiday week, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t several interesting releases worth your while. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!
BIG NEW RELEASES! A n Acceptable Loss - A former top secu r it y advisor for the US government finds herself pu shed i nt o a regrettable decision after following the advice of a seasoned political official. Disturbed by the bill passed, the lead decides to go public about her concerns, knowing that these actions
could bring down the government. Unfortunately, no one around wants the protagonist to speak the truth, accusing her of treason and threatening violence to stop her efforts. This independent effort didn’t earn many votes from the press. A few commented that the villainess was an entertaining foil, but suggested that the story and events presented aren’t as thrilling to watch as they should be. It stars Tika Sumpter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Tavassoli and Deanna Dunagan. T h e Best of Enemies Based on the work of civil rights activist Ann Atwater, this biopic fo l l ow s h e r e x p e r ie n c e s in North Carolina over the summer of 1971. When local Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis is forced into co-chairing a community summit on desegregation, the two go headto-head with Atwater trying to change Ellis’ perspective. Response toward this drama
was mixed-positive. Those who had issues wrote that while the intent and performances were good, the production spoonfed the story to viewers and was a little too sympathetic toward Ellis. Positive notices said that the story was predictable, but that the actors were excellent and essentially made up for the film’s flaws. The cast include Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche and Wes Bentley. Combat Obscura - This documentary was shot and put together by a young man who enlisted in the US Marine Cor ps. The 18-year-old was designated as his unit’s official videographer and was transferred to the front lines of Afghanistan. Once there, he was told to shoot and assemble footage for a recruitment video. Instead, the filmmaker followed the daily routines of soldiers. The press information states that “the edit ingeniously repurposes the footage to reveal the
intensity and paradoxes of an ambiguous war from an unvarnished perspective.” Reviews were exemplary, noting that the feature was a harrowing and messy look at what soldiers have to go through in the trenches (as well the nasty actions a few partake in). D e a d T r i gge r - I f you’re stuck in a post-apocalyptic wastela nd f illed with ravenous zombies, I suppose there are worse people you could be stuck with than action hero Dolph Lundgren. The actor stars as leader of a specially trained unit fighting to wipe out the undead. Of course, with so many soldiers being eaten, the team also embarks on a search for new recruits. Be warned that this may not be among the actor’s best films. Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller and Isaiah Washington take on supporting roles. Escape Plan: The Extractors - While 2013’s Escape Plan was hardly a blockbuster success, the action picture has managed to spawn some direct-to-DVD sequels. The third entry features a Hong Kong tech mogul who hires the team of heroes to rescue his daughter from a group of criminals holed up in a Latvian
prison. After the hero’s own girlfriend is also taken hostage, the leads go all out in trying to eliminate the threat. As mentioned, this title is premiering on disc. However, a few early write-ups haven’t been all that bad. Apparently, this follow-up is an improvement on the previous entry, providing a few B-movie thrills, as well as a surprise or two. The movie stars Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent, Jin Zhang, Harry Shum Jr., Devon Sawa and Jaime King. Mia an d the White Lion - This interesting family film is about a 10 -ye a rold girl from London whose pa rent s buy a lion farm in South Africa. It’s a rough transition, but the girl finds some happiness after befriending a lion cub. A few years later, she discovers that her father is going to sell her favorite animal to trophy hunters. Naturally, she and the adult lion go off the property and try to escape. Apparently, this English-language, French/ German/South African production was shot over four years, meaning that viewers literally
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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 11 see the cat and the girl grow up as the story progresses. Critics didn’t mind the end product. A small group thought that the script and editing were clunky, but most described the movie as being sweet-natured and gorgeous to look at. It features Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood and Ryan Mac Lennan. The Public - A cold snap in downtown Cincinnati forces t he homele s s t o look for shelter. After arriving at a public library, they take refuge and stage a sit-in, attracting the attention of the police and media. Tensions rise as the stand-off continues between overwhelmed staff, suffering protestors and outside entities. Reaction towards this drama was generally upbeat. A percentage did comment that the movie was overstuffed and tried to deal with so many issues, that it eventually lost its focus. Still, more admired the efforts of the cast and crew, thought the movie made good points and believed that it would start discussions between viewers on important issues. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Emilio Estevez (who also directed the film), Jena Malone, Christian Slater, Jacob Vargas, Gabrielle Union and Jeffrey Wright.
T he River and the Wall - In this docu me nt a r y, f i ve f r ie nd s decide to take a lengthy trip t h r ou g h t he Texas wilderness along the US/ Mexico border from El Paso to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Over the course of their 1200 mile trip (using horseback riding, canoeing and mountain biking, as transportation) they look at the potential impact of a new border wall and discuss the current state of immigration in the country. All reviewers praised the movie. They wrote that this was a subtle, soft-spoken and hopeful effort with gorgeous photography of incredibly scenic locals. Additionally, they believed that it cleverly and sharply displayed the negative environmental and human impact of the wall proposal. Styx - A successful emergency room doctor from Europe decides to fulfill her dream of sailing to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. After a terrible storm, the woman comes across a damaged fishing boat filled with drowning immigrant passengers. After radioing authorities, she realizes that no one is going to help, leaving her with the choice of whether or not to break maritime law and rescue them. Reviews were strong for this title from Germany/Austria.
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While a few thought the filmmakers didn’t quite nail the ending, the consensus was that this is an otherwise tense thriller with important points to make about the migrant crisis. Susanne Wolfe plays the lead. It appears that this particular release is DVD only for the time being. Z u l u S u m m e r - E ver received an email from an African prince asking for your assistance in a financial matter and promising great riches if you participate? Most of us have, including a radio DJ from a small town in Montana. This documentary follows his exploits as he decides to investigate these strange emails and claims; his journey takes him all the way to Nongoma, South Africa. According to the press release, the man ultimately forges an international friendship that changes the lives of all participants. It certainly sounds like an interesting concept for a non-fiction feature. The movie is debuting on disc, so there haven’t been any official reviews posted just yet.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! There are also some interesting older titles hitting Bluray this week. Arrow Video has a Special Edition Blu-ray of the cult film, FM (1978). It’s about a group of radio DJs who become frustrated when new management decides to force lengthy commercial breaks into their programming, with a particular emphasis on military recruitment ads. The leads protest,
locking the doors and playing rock tunes non-stop. Michael Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Alex Karras, Cleavon Little, Martin Mull and James Keach star, and the flick features appearances by musicians Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffet and REO Speedwagon. In some respects, it bears a bit of similarity to the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati. Anyway, it definitely has a following and the disc comes with plenty of extra features. They include newly filmed interviews with star Brandon, as well as the screenwriter. It also includes a video appreciation of radio stations from the late ‘70s that includes discussions with a rock music critic and a study of the film’s platinum-selling soundtrack. You’ll also get a wealth of stills, promotional images and soundtrack images and some original trailers for the movie. Kino is preparing a series of French, foreign-language titles for release on Blu-ray. The first is a Special Edition of Bob le Flambeur (1956), which depicts a casino heist. The mov ie has received a 4K transfer and comes with a film critic commentary, a documentary on the film’s villain, and a trailer. They also have the crime film, Le Doulos (1963) aka The Finger Man. Like the previous title, it’s a Special Edition with similar extras. You can also get Léon Morin, Priest (1961) which comes with very similar specs. More recent French titles arriving from Kino include The Outsider (1983) aka Le Marginal. This flick is about a rogue detective in Marseilles trying to take down drug traffickers, and it co-stars Henry Silva. The Blu-ray release includes a film historian commentary track and a trailer. They are also delivering The P rofe ssio n a l (1981). Th is isn’t the Luc Besson film, but rather an earlier action film about a secret agent who is double crossed by the government and seeks revenge against those who set him up. The disc arrives with the same bonuses as the previous title. Finally, Vinegar Syndrome is releasing a series of small B -mov ies a s Blu-ray/ DV D combo packs. They include the modern day vampire story, Night Owl (1993), as well as the sci-fi flick, The Passing
(1984). The latter is about a man who tries to take over the body of an unwilling victim and have his mind implanted in it. Both titles are getting 2K restorations from the original 16 mm camera negative, and come with director commentaries and several other extras. The same distributor also has a combo-package of the cult advertising satire, Putney Swope (1969), which follows an agency that starts creating radical publicity campaigns, eventually drawing the ire of the President. The film has been newly scanned and restored in 4K from 35 mm pre-print elements. It comes with two audio commentaries (one from the director and another from a film critic), as well as so many other extras that they can’t all be listed here. Finally, you can also pick up Taking Tiger Mountain (1983). It’s a thriller about a draft-dodger (Bill Paxton in his debut film role) who becomes part of a mind-control experiment. Sounds like some interesting stuff. The transfer and extras for the latter release are almost the same as for the previously mentioned title.
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Snow Otero, Miss Southwest Two-Spirit 2019-2020, rocks her beaded crown for her throne at the 2019 Diné Pride Festival, June 29. Photo Credit: Akilah Martinez
DINÉ PRIDE | FROM PAGE 8 instrumental in helping Nelson come to believe in the sense of community that a pride event could bring to the LGBTQ community, when he saw her as a pride hostess at a previous event in Albuquerque. Mattee Jim, pride hostess for the Diné Pride festival, was given an enthusiastic round of applause, as Nelson presented her with a plaque. Jim also spoke about how important it is that the coalition’s efforts reach the LGBTQ youth across the Navajo Nation, and that the local communities can be particularly prone to violence and negativity. “I will continue to advocate [for LGBTQ people] not just because of me, but for the kids standing in the audience,” she said. The youth in the audience would eventually be the ones to step up and take charge, Jim continued, which is why it’s important they know the history of LGBTQ people fighting for equality and the community they’ve built together. “They’ll carry on traditions,” Jim said. “We’ll be resilient in who we are.” This notion of educating the youth extended to one of the lectures at the June 28 symposium at Navajo Nation Museum. Gwen Benally, one of the speakers in the BIG Thoughts from Queer and Lesbian Diné Women panel, spoke about how her family didn’t accept her when she was growing up, but how she and her partner are now a strong couple. Gwen thinks that present COMMUNITY
healthy LGBTQ couples will be a source of inspiration and courage for the young people worried about what their families will think. “[That’s because] I wish we had people growing up who were out,” she said, reinforcing that it’s important for LGBTQ youth to have role models. Another speaker, Dannise Benally, said that the support they do receive helps them to demonstrate the strength and diversity LGBTQ families have. “No matter what, we’re going to be there for each other and love each other,” she said. One of the audience questions during the BIG Thoughts from Queer and Lesbian Diné Women panel, focused on the obstacles that LGBTQ Diné face with marriage. Dannise Benally responded by speaking about how there are traditional folk she and her partner went to, who would not bless a same-sex couple in matrimony. She said to prevent these troubles in the future, it is up to the current generation to educate themselves and the young people about how LGBTQ Diné is sacred and revered. The idea of educating people was also emphasized by Jim at the festival, where she spoke about the troubles faced by LGBTQ people, including sexually transmitted diseases. “A lways tell your kids [about these issues]. Don’t just say ‘you’re not old enough,’” she said. “Educate your youth and yourself.” For more information about Diné Equality, visit https: //www.equalitynavajo.org/
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*** CORRECTED LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Out-of-State travel request for one Ani-
mal Control Officer in September 2019 ITEM TWO: Out-of-State travel request for two Animal Control Officers in December 2019 ITEM THREE: Quarterly Financial Report ITEM FOUR: FY 2020 Final Approved Budget ITEM FIVE: Review proposed Resolutions to establish Animal Control Fees for the City of Gallup and McKinley County Animal Control Ordinance. (The legal notice previously published on June 28, 2019 did not include this item). Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk Published: 5 July 2019
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SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES 7 pm-8 pm nightly through September 2 @ The Courthouse Square on Aztec between Second and Third Streets. .Admission is free. For more information call (505) 722-2228.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6 pm @ City Hall. Regular Gallup City Council Meeting.
UNM-GALLUP Campus Closed for Independence Day EL MALPAIS NATIONAL MONUMENT: ASTRONOMY TALK AND NIGHT SKY VIEWING 8:30 pm @El Malpais Visitor Center. For more information call (505) 876-2783 SATURDAY, July 6 STORY TIME 9:30 am-10:00 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. This program is intended for children ages two to four. RECYCLING COUNCIL 2 pm first Saturday of the month @ Red Mesa on Hill Street. 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. 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. MCKINLEY CITIZENS’ RECYCLING COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING 2 pm @ the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill. The public is invited to learn about recycling opportunities, receive updates on Gallup residential curbside recycling, and to volunteer. For information call Gerald or Millie at (505) 722-5142 or email email@example.com CALENDAR
TUESDAY, July 9
COMMISSIONER MEETING 9 am @ Third floor of County Commission Chambers of New Courthouse. Regular McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting. TIMMY TELESCOPE 11 am-1 pm @ Children’s Branch. This solar astronomy outreach group offers direct sun observaions with telescopes as well as live stream projection observations for those complying with Diné traditions. 24TH ANNUAL CROWNPOINT JUST MOVE IT FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK 5:30 pm Registration time; Start time: 6:30 pm; @ Littlewater Chapter. Includes a Community Health Fair. For more information call (505) 786-6321 or (505) 786-6240. WEDNESDAY, July 10 STORY TIME WEDNESDAYS 10:30 am-11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. This program is intended for children ages two - four years old. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm @ Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. Films play every Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Main Library. This week’s film: Arrival. GALLUP SPORTS COMMISSION MEETING 5:30 pm @ City Hall THURSDAY, July 11 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD. LA VIDA FELICIDAD: SUMMER FUN EXPO 10 am-1 pm @ Riverwalk Playground Park. Local venders, activities and information. 24TH ANNUAL CROWNPOINT JUST MOVE IT FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK 5:30 pm Registration time; Start time: 6:30 pm; @ Nah-
odishgish Chapter. Includes a Community Health Fair. For more information call (505) 786-6321 or (505) 786-6240. TOP 10 LEGAL MISTAKES THAT CAN DESTROY YOUR BUSINESS 9 am-12 pm @ Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room. Registration for the workshop at Gallup SBDC; www.nmsbdc.org/gallup; (505) 722-2220. ONGOING CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION 7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium. For more information, call (505) 879-9460. Second Friday of the month. SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES 7 pm-8 pm nightly through September 2 @ The Courthouse Square on Aztec between Second and Third Streets. .Admission is free. For more information call (505) 722-2228. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS DOG TRAINING 2 pm every Friday and 9:30 am every Saturday dog training needs and assistance. The center’s professional trainer helper will be out June 15th and 16th at 9:30 am both days. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS HORSE DEMO 11 am every Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS BASIC SELF-DEFENSE CLASS 1 pm free for anyone. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email email@example.com. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS WELCOME CENTER 10 am-2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. FREE HIV RAPID TESTING 9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday Thursday @ First Nations Community HealthSource, 1630 S. Second Street, Cedar Hills Plaza 262-#11. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (505) 863-8827.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 10 am every Saturday @ the First Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Drive. Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 8701483.
Loop, Gamerco. New Life ministries holds weekly meetings for anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. Phone: (505) 722-8973.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 5:45 pm Mondays @ Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/ Wellness Center, Hwy 264. Window Rock AA Group. Visit aa-fc.org for more info.
SQUARE OFF! 7 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. July 13 through August 3. Work collaboratively to recreate masterpieces that are larger than life. Find out what you worked on at the end of the process.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY 6 pm-8 pm Tuesdays @ 1375 Elva Dr. A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Joshua Generation for Jesus. For information, call (505) 870-2175. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS 6 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays, @ First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY 10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday @ 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY 7 pm-9 pm Friday @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. Gallup’s longest-running live show! GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: email@example.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road. GALLUP SOLAR 6 pm-8 pm Wednesdays @ 113 E. Logan. Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Call (505) 728-9246 for info. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE 9 am-1 pm. on Warehouse Lane. Habitat for Humanity fundraising yard sales are held every Sat. Volunteers for various kinds of community services needed. For info call (505) 722-4226 RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS 6 pm Thursday @ 309 Chino
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2ND LOOK ON 2ND STREET 6 pm-8 pm @ Gallup’s Gallery Row--Free Spirit, opo, ART123 and LOOM Indigenous galleries on Tuesday, July 23. See shows. Hear artists speak. Check out an artist demo at Camille’s. WINE & PAINTING 6 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. Have a creative night out! July 25 with Dana Aldis. Paint a masterpiece step-by-step while enjoying two complimentary glasses of wine. Register at www. galluparts. org/wine-and-painting. $35 per person KIWANIS NIGHT GOLF EVENT 6:30 pm-8 pm @Fox Run Golf Course. The night golf event on Saturday, July 27 will be a 9 hole, 4-player scramble. Fees per player will be $75. To register, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Fox Run Golf Course at (505) 863-9224. ANCIENT WAY MUSIC FESTIVAL 4 pm – 8 pm Saturday, August 3 at the Old School Gallery outdoor stage. For more information contact: Old School Gallery: (505) 369-4047; www. oldschoolgallery.org POLYPHONY MARIMBA 4 pm-7 pm @ Church of the Holy Spirit in Gallup, Sunday, August 4. A nine-piece acoustic ensemble will play ancient songs from Zimbabwe and original compositions with North American marimba players. Event is free. For more information, contact Tammy Iralu: (505) 728-8210. TAIZÉ CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 4 pm @ Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sunday, August 11. For more information call Kathy Mezoff: (505) 870-6136. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
Gallup Sun • Friday July 5, 2019
Friday July 5, 2019 â€¢ Gallup Sun
Check out this week's edition, packed with some great stories, including an overview of Wild Thing Bullriding next weekend, recap on Navajo...
Published on Jul 5, 2019
Check out this week's edition, packed with some great stories, including an overview of Wild Thing Bullriding next weekend, recap on Navajo...