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MELAINE SAM

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TOO DRUNK TO CARE? People choose booze, drugs over kids

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lthough it’s only a misdemeanor, abandonment of a child is one of those charges that could have a profound

effect on the lives of children in this area. The actual charge is abandonment or abuse of a child and it usually is given when a child or even a young teenager is found being taken care of by

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a parent, relative, or caregiver who is too intoxicated to watch over the safety of that child. It’s also a crime that seems to be on the rise as many families in this area deal with the effects of alcohol abuse.

As can be seen in the cases we reported this week, it can be a parent who is charged with DWI or one who is at home with no other sober adults around to care for the children. There have even been cases where parents

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allow their young children to take care of themselves while they go to Fire Rock Navajo Casino to gamble and drink.

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Parents urge school board to make student safety, security a priority CALLS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION BETWEEN PARENTS, BOARD By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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ebekah Nez, a local parent, opened the public comment session of the GallupMcKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Oct. 28 at Tohatchi Elementary School by recalling the lockdown that happened at Tohatchi High School just over a month ago. This was the start of a session where a number of parents spoke about concerns they had with the district regarding the handling of several recent incidents.

LACK OF COMMUNICATION “An event happened here at the high school that was very traumatic to our students,” Nez said. “We voiced our concerns and nothing has been done from the school board. No letter stating a heartfelt [message] to parents, students.” Nez said the students at Tohatchi received a debriefi ng, in which they were told what they believed they heard during the incident was not correct. “Nobody c a me out t o address the parents,” Nez continued. “Only the principal at the parent meeting [spoke], and her story was not very consistent with what all the students said happened.” When she tried to bring up the issue at the last school board meeting, Nez said she was told she was not listening to the community and was speaking out against them. “The fact I’m not looked at as a parent, that my concerns are

Tohatchi parent, Andrea Thomas addresses the room during the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Oct. 28. Thomas was one of several parents who spoke about security issues and concerns within the district. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye not being heard as a parent, is very concerning to me,” Nez said. This account tied into another issue Nez brought up, which was the lack of communication among members of the school district staff and with the students and parents at Tohatchi. Brenda Begay, the second speaker, also spoke about the Tohatchi lockdown. “Teachers ran down here to the elementary school, and there were few teachers who came with the students,” Begay said. “Where were the other teachers, staff members, administrators?” The discrepancies in communication and collaboration between the school and community members is disappointing, Begay added. “I ask the board: please address the parents. Please put it on your agenda. Please tell your students you understand their trauma - that you understand they were in this gym,

crying, that you understand what they went through,” Nez stressed. Nez said by not addressing Tohatchi students, it comes across a s if the boa rd is attempting to simply move on from this incident. “I think our students are going to live with this for the rest of their lives,” Nez said. “Right now, they just feel like they were pushed under the rug and forgotten.”

the bus. Begay said the driver seemed unconcer ned a nd drove off. When Begay brought the issue up to the central office, she was eventually redirected to Timothy Bond, assistant superintendent of student services for GMCS. However, she says she has received no feedback from anyone she contacted. “I’m concerned for these kids,” Begay said. “I’ve also notif ied [Nava jo Housing BUS ISSUES Authority] about the dogs and I’ve also notified the chapter Begay a lso wa nted to house, but I’ve received no address another safety issue, feedback.” namely the district’s bus stops. Andrea Thomas, a parent She spoke about her call to of a Tohatchi student, said the district central office about the reliability of district buses a recent incident. She told the was called into question a few office that her grandson was weeks ago when the Tohatchi dropped off at a bus stop in cross country team was headed Mexican Springs and three to Rio Rancho, but had to get large dogs and two smaller a different bus from Thoreau dogs began barking and tried because their bus experienced to lunge at him when he got off trouble on the road.

“I’m hoping that the rural school areas are being accounted for, especially Tohatchi,” Thomas said. “Many student athletes go through this every year.” While on the topic of student athletes, Thomas spoke about the upcoming basketball season and issues with ventilation in the building. She said it gets very hot there. Despite bringing the issue up repeatedly over the past four years, Thomas said she was told either a work order was put in to address the problem, or that nothing could be done. “Sports events are very big here, so I’m asking that something be done for the high school. That’s another safety issue you can look at, because those are our student athletes on the court,” Thomas said.

A CALL TO THE PARENTS Thomas made a plea to parents to get involved and participate. She said there was a meeting for the senior class at Tohatchi set up to allow parents to share concerns with the central office. It was also a time for parents to decide how to be heard on a variety of issues. “I’d like to say these school board meetings happen for us, for our children. You need to attend them when they do happen,” Thomas said. “My concerns have been addressed [before], and we can’t just show up when something happens. If your students are going to attend this school and graduate from this school, my suggestion is you parents need to attend these school board meetings [and speak up].”

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Gallup-McKinley County Schools students recognized for achievement on state tests By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education began their Oct. 28 meeting by recognizing students who exceeded expectations on their

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state tests. “This is an exciting time of year, not because of Halloween, but because we have an opportunity to recognize students,” Mike Hyatt, GMCS superintendent, said. “Every time at this part of the year, we recognize students and their achievements on last spring’s state exam.” Students were present at the meeting to receive their Board Scholar awards. Hyatt also noted these honors are a sign of the students’ dedication and efforts. “This is not an easy exam,” Hyatt said. “It’s difficult, and they worked hard. We want to thank them for their hard work.

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Several students were present to receive the Board Scholar award during the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting Oct. 28 at Tohatchi Elementary School. Back row, from left: Mike Hyatt, GMCS superintendent; Priscilla Manuelito, Dist. 3 board member; Kevin Mitchell, Dist. 1 board member; and Michael Schaaf, board secretary. Front row, from left: Micah Tsosie, Omede Ramoni, Samantha Mitchel, Bryce Miller, Sonja Charleston, Jordan Benally, Brooke Badonie, Destiny Begay. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye We also want to thank their teachers and school staff. I also want to make sure we thank the parents, who support their studies at home and raise fi ne young men and

women.” O ver a dozen st udent s were awa rded t he Boa rd Schola r ack nowledgment, with eight students in attendance to receive their

plaques. Each plaque bears t he s t udent ’s n a me, a nd information about the subject in which they excelled, English La nguage A r ts or mathematics.

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This is the third and last in a series entitled: How I lost my Housing Unit. When I was about 9 or 10 years of age I was in little league baseball. So, after school several of us would gather in a vacant lot and play baseball. As a result, we accidentally hit a baseball through a neighbor’s window. We all scattered and ran home. When my Dad came home from work the neighbor came over and told my Dad what happened. After the neighbor left my Dad came to my room and asked what happened. Long story short I got a paddling for not “fessing up” and then my Dad paid for the damages. YOU SEE I WAS TAUGHT – RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY and if you cause damages then pay for the repairs. The 3rd BIGGEST REASON why tenants lose their housing units is simply because they cause or allow costly “damage to their units”. HUD allows Housing Authorities to charge Tenants for “damages beyond reasonable wear and tear”. For instance, we had a single parent with a couple children move in after a lengthy time on the waiting list. Then within two months a police call was made by the neighbors because a women and a man were †”‹‹‰ƒ†ϐ‹‰Š–‹‰‹–Š‡•–”‡‡–‘—–•‹†‡–Š‡Š‘—•‡ǤŠ‡›•–ƒ”–‡†–Š”‘™‹‰„‘––Ž‡•ƒ–‘‡ƒ‘–Š‡”ǤŠ‡ police came and hauled both of them away. Then the next week after getting out of jail, the lady came into –Š‡‘ˆϐ‹…‡ƒ†ƒ†‡ƒ™‘”‘”†‡””‡“—‡•––‘Šƒ˜‡ˆ‘—”™‹†‘™•”‡’Žƒ…‡†ƒ†•‡˜‡”ƒŽŠ‘Ž‡•‹–Š‡‹–‡”‹‘” ™ƒŽŽ•ϐ‹š‡†Ǥˆ–‡”…Š‡…‹‰™‹–Š–Š‡‡‹‰Š„‘”•–Š‡ ‘—•‹‰ƒƒ‰‡”†‡–‡”‹‡†–Šƒ––Š‡ƒȏ™Š‘™ƒ•‘– authorized to live there] had been living there within one week after the “single mother” moved in. Š‡–Š‡Žƒ†›™ƒ•‹ˆ‘”‡†–Šƒ–•Š‡™‘—Ž†„‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”–Š‡†ƒƒ‰‡•ˆ‘”–™‘”‡ƒ•‘•ǣȏƒȐ–Š‡†ƒƒ‰‡• ™‡”‡„‡›‘†‘”ƒŽ™‡ƒ”ƒ†–‡ƒ”Ǣƒ†ȏ„Ȑ–Š‡†ƒƒ‰‡•™‡”‡…ƒ—•‡††—‡–‘Š‡”„‡Šƒ˜‹‘”ƒ†–Š‡„‡Šƒ˜‹‘” of the unauthorized live-in. She immediately became very agitated and just couldn’t understand why she had to pay for the damages. After all, she was “low income” and a “single parent”. Well, to end this story when later confronted with the Police reports she simply moved out. THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS: Tenants need to understand taking care of their housing units is part of their responsibility under their lease. The low-income excuse doesn’t give tenants the right to destroy GHA property. Comments are welcome.

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Gallup Land Partners announces new tenant, road reconstruction project By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Greater Gallup Economic Development Cor poration a nd Gallup Land Partners announced a new rail tenant for the Gallup Energy Logistics Park Oct. 24. Stone Material Handling, of Saginaw, Mich., is the new tenant. Sister company Stone Transport will secure approximately 11,000 linear feet of the park’s current 20,000 linear foot rail capacity, complementing current tenant GCC Energy, of Hesperus, Colo. Per their website, GELP is a 2,500-acre rail-served industrial park located to serve light manufacturing, storage, trans loading, and logistics industries of Northwest New Mexico, the San Juan Energy Basin, and the Four Corners Region. “We are thrilled to welcome our new tenant and create new jobs that support local economic growth,” Gallup Land Partners General Manager Martin O’Malley said. “Initially, we anticipate the creation of 12 new positions for loaders or railcar operators.” O’Malley said they hope this project shows there is work being done to support the development of Carbon Coal Road. As par t of the project, McK inley County and the New Mexico Department of

From left: Mayor Jackie McKinney; Martin O’Malley, general manager of Gallup Land Partners; Connor Darby, general manager of Stone Material Handling; Tommy Haws, Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation board president; Patty Lundstrom, GGEDC executive director; and those with hardhats are students of the Greater Gallup Industrial Workforce Program gathered at Gallup Energy Logistics Park Oct. 24 for announcement of newest rail tenant. Photo Credit: GGEDC Transportation will undertake a complete reconstruction of Carbon Coal Road, which was designated by the McKinley County Board of Commissioners as the primary transportation corridor for GELP in September 2014. The road connects to U.S. Highway 491, and the reconstruction project will cost $23 million in state capital outlay

appropriations. The construction is expected to begin in 2020. Tom my Haws, GGEDC board president, said the board is proud Gallup Land Partners has found their first major new tenant. “Hopefully it’s the start of many more,” Haws said. “We’re excited about the opportunity of bringing new jobs to the

area.” Haws also praised Gallup Land Partners for investing their own money into the site infrastructure to bring in a new vendor, and added this proactive approach is not seen very often. O’Malley also said they’ve received numerous inquiries about multiple businesses locating to the development

site, including an architectural fi rm designing a master site plan. “We’re in the planning stages and things are starting to happen,” O’Malley said. “We’re looking at other projects in that area, particularly a 10-kilowatt solar farm and we have

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Career criminal, sidekick indicted for fi rst-degree murder Staff Reports

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LBUQU ERQU E Darrell Desiderio, 42, and Ervin Yazzie, 41, both of Tohlakai, N.M., have been indicted for first-degree murder and other crimes of violence in Indian Country. A federal grand jury in Albuquerque indicted Desiderio and Yazzie July 26. The indictment charges Desiderio and Yazzie with first-degree murder, kidnapping resulting in death, and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The indictment alleges that Desiderio and Yazzie committed these offenses on June 7. The two defendants allegedly tricked the victim into driving them to a remote area where Desiderio allegedly said they could find women willing to party. When they reached the location, Desiderio allegedly held a knife to the victim’s neck and told Yazzie to take the victim’s keys. Desiderio then allegedly killed the victim by stabbing him with a knife and beating him with a golf club. Desiderio made an initial appearance in federal court on

July 26. Yazzie made his initia l appea rance on Oct. 18 after being held in state custody until ea rl ier t h i s Darrell Desiderio month. Desiderio and Yazzie are now in federal custody pending trial. Each faces life in prison if convicted of fi rst-degree murder or kidnapping in death. They face up to life in prison if convicted of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated this case with the Navajo Police Department, Gallup Police Department, and McKinley Cou nt y Sher i f f ’s O f f ice. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Spindle is prosecuting the case. Desiderio has 15 records listed with New Mexico Courts that range from DUI to battery of a household member dating back as far as 1999. Yazzie has 31 records listed with New Mexico Courts dating back as far as 1989 ranging from intoxication to debt and money due.

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collision between a semi-truck and a traffic control pole at 6:59 pm Oct. 25 turned the intersection of Ford Avenue and Highway 66 into a temporary four-way stop. Gallup Police Officer Victor Madrid reported that a semi-tractor trailer made a wide turn and hit the pole with the trailer on the north side of the intersection. The driver of the semi was Ho Hyung Hwan. He spoke little English and was unable to describe the incident. He backed the trailer off the pole. The semi was not damaged. The trailer was slightly damaged. Madrid says based on his investigation, the driver of the truck was trying to make a left turn from Highway 66 onto Miyamura Overpass. The pole was removed from the roadway and stop signs

Broken traffic light pole at Ford and Highway 66. It was struck Oct. 25 by a truck. Photo Credit: Darwin Becenti were placed at the intersection. Ga l lup Cit y Ma nager Maryann Ustick said the new pole will come from the New Mexico Department of Transportation. Signal Labs reported the concrete foundation is in

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

TOO MUCH ABUSE Fort Wingate, Oct. 20 A Fort Wingate man was arrested Oct. 10 after his mother-in-law called the sheriff’s office and said she wanted him removed from her trailer. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Roane responded to the call about 5 pm. He spoke to Lucy Brown, who complained that Brandon Duffy, 33, had been loud and abusive all day. She said he was also intoxicated and she was scared of him. Roane said he went into the bedroom where Duffy was watching television and told him to put on his shoes so they could go outside and talk. Roane said Duffy immediately became abusive and refused to comply. Roane said he then tried to put handcuffs on Duffy, but he still refused to comply, so he was forced to use his taser,

which allowed him to get control of the situation and place Duffy in handcuffs. D u f f y cont i nued t o be aggressive as he was led to Roane’s unit, trying to pull Roane toward an aggressive dog that was on the porch. Roane said he was able to gain control and place Duffy in his unit. Once Duffy was in the police unit, Roane said he went back and talked to Brown, who said she had been having problems with Duffy’s behavior for years. She said she doesn’t want him to live there a nymore a nd Roane urged her to talk to the trailer park manager to get him evicted. Duffy was then transported to the county jail and charged with assault on a family member and resisting arrest.

ROCKING VAN Gallup, Sept. 22 T wo a rea men a nd one woman are now facing breaking and entering charges because of the keen eye of a Gallup police officer.

Gallup Patrolman Domenic Molina sa id he was in the 2500 block of East Highway 66 about 9:30 am Sept. 22 Elvina Bitsilly looking for a suspect, when he noticed a break in the chain link fence at the Ca sh Cow business. He decided to investigate Jose Martinez a nd saw a va n at the site belonging to the busines s. A s he watched, he saw a man’s head peak out of a win- Mikhale Begay dow. The man stepped back from the window and the van began rocking back and forth. Molina called for assistance and when it arrived, he and Officer Daniel Brown

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a p pr o a c h e d t he v a n a nd directed anyone who was in it to come out. Three people came out – Jose Martinez, 22, of Gallup, Mikhale Begay, 19, of Ganado, Ariz. and Elvina Bitsilly, 31, of Gallup. Molina then looked inside the van and said it looked as if the three had converted it into a fort. He also discovered an open door to the business, but no one was inside. The three suspects were transpor ted to the county jail and booked on charges of breaking and entering.

UNHAPPY CUSTOMER Gallup, Sept. 21 Kendall Tom, 26, of Chinle, was charged with aggravated assault when he threatened a customer at Walmart with an air rifle. The incident occurred on Sept. 21 in the tire section of the store. Deidre Nez, an employee of the store, said she was trying to help a customer from New York, Justin Ostrowski, who wanted to buy a certain type of tire. Ostrowski said he had been talking to a man inside the store, when the man pulled a gun on him. Officer Nicole Diswood asked Nez how she knew the male holding the Air Soft gun and was told he was Nez’s boyfriend. Nez identified her boyfriend as Kendall Tom. Diswood asked if Tom had a phone and told Nez she needed her to call

Tom and ask him to return to the store. Then Nez began explaining what had happened when Ostrowski got upset with her because she didn’t have the kind of tire he was looking for. She said she told him the store did not have that kind of tire, which caused him to get upset and call her names, because an employee at the store the night before said they carried them. Nez said the other employee was wrong. Nez s a id she d id feel t h reatened by O st rowsk i, so she called her boyfriend, Tom, crying and telling him of t he i nc ident . D i s wo o d a sked Nez if Tom had a ny weapons and Nez said he had two Air Soft guns, one pistol and one rifle. Gallup Patrolman Domenic Molina said he met Tom when he arrived. He patted him down and found no weapons, but Tom said he had an air pistol in the trunk of his car. Tom said the trunk was open and that officers cou ld get t he a i r sof t pis tol. Diswood asked Mr. Tom where the Air Soft rifle was and he said he didn’t have one. Another officer showed Ostrowski the pistol and he said the gun that was pointed at him was a rifle and it was longer than the pistol. The officer took the Air Soft pistol and logged it into evidence at Gallup Police Department. Tom wa s a r re st ed a nd taken to the McKinley County Detention Center where he was booked, after getting a medical clearance.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports

NICOLE CHIQUITO Oct. 17, 10:10 pm Aggravated DWI, Leaving the scene of an accident Gallup Patrolman Domenic Molina said he was dispatched to the area of Fifth Avenue a n d Me s a Avenue i n connection with a vehicle accident. When he got there, he found a Dodge Avenger crashed into a tree. The car sustained heavy damage. He said he could also smell the odor of liquor coming from inside the vehicle. A witness said a woman had gotten out of the vehicle with a small child. The two reportedly

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began walking west, away from the accident. The woman and child were found not too far from the scene. The woman was identified as Nicole Chiquito, 33, of Gallup. She had her three year old daughter with her. The two were brought back to the scene of the accident. Si nce there wa s no ca r seat in the vehicle, medics were called to check out the child. Molina said Chiquito at first refused to let medics examine her, but after a brief argument, granted permission. Molina said since she showed signs of being intoxicated, he asked her to do the standard field sobriety tests and she agreed. But when he asked her to walk to his police unit to take the tests, she refused, giving no answer about why, and then admitting she was too drunk. She became argumentative.

Molina placed her in handcuffs and walked her to the back of the police unit. She agreed to be tested at 10:24 pm, and took the test at 11:15 pm. The results for the first test were 0.16. But an error with the machine resulted in another test at 11:38 pm. The results were 0.15 and 0.14. He then transported her to the Gallup Indian Medical Center and after being cleared, she was taken to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked on DWI. She was also charged with a number of other v iolations including having no child restraint seat, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended or revoked license, lack of vehicle insurance and failure to stop or yield at an interscetion. The report did not say who was called to take care of the child.

TRAVIS WHITE Sept. 21, 1:39 pm Aggravated DWI (Second offense) Gallup Pa t rol m a n A d r i a n Quetwaki said he was dispatched to the parking lot of Applebee’s Bar and Grill on Maloney Avenue. When he got to the scene, he found another officer talking to Travis White, 36, of Ganado, Ariz. The other officer said he found White asleep in his car. R e s t a u r a nt employe e s told Quetwaki that White had come into the bar asking to be served, but his request was denied because he appeared to be drunk. When he was told to return to his car, he went

outside and fell asleep on a trash can near the entrance. A n employe e t hen c a l le d police. White said he had two cans of beer about five hours earlier. When asked if he drove to the restaurant, he said no, his brother drove him there, but then could not explain how his brother got home. He was then asked about the keys to his vehicle and said they were in the car. Seconds later, Quetwaki said he saw White take the keys out of his pocket and throw them on the seat of his car. He then denied that he had done that. He refused to take either the standard field sobriety tests or a breath alcohol test. He was placed into custody and transported to the McKinley County Detention Center where he was booked for his second DUI, no driver’s license and limitation of backing.

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From left: Tommy Haws, Patty Lundstrom, Connor Darby, Mayor Jackie McKinney, Martin O’Malley celebrate announcement of newest rail tenant at Gallup Energy Logistics Park Oct. 24 . Photo Credit: GGEDC “We’re not just looking for jobs in [the] traditional energy

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energy field, too,” he said. Robert Roche, the president of Roche Enterprises, the parent company of Gallup Land Partners, said the partnership with GGEDC, McKinley County, and NMDOT have been invaluable with moving this project forward. “Our belief in Gallup is reflected in our investments i n t he a re a , a nd we a re thrilled to help develop and grow the northwest region of New Mexico,” Roche said.

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DRUNK | FROM PAGE 1 Ga l lup Pol ice L t . E r i n To a d le n a - P a blo, s p oke s woman for the Gallup Police Department, said when officers arrest someone for DWI, they ask the person if there is someone at their home, either a child or an elderly person, who depends on them for their care, and is currently without someone to care for them. If the answer is yes, officers will be dispatched to that location to make sure there is a responsible adult around to supervise. The same thing happens when someone is arrested for DWI and there is no one in the car sober enough to care for the child. In these kinds of cases, she said, the intoxicated person is asked if there is a relative they would like police to call who would be willing to care for the child while that person is being detained. She said that before the child is turned over to someone else, police check to make sure that person has not been convicted of a felony and is not on the sex offender registry. If no one is available, the

Trucker hits trucker parked on shoulder Staff Reports

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nterstate 40 eastbound traffic near milepost 6 came to a sudden stop shortly before noon Oct. 29, when a tractor-trailer collided into the back of another tractor-trailer parked on the shoulder. After the crash, the trucks blocked both lanes of I-40 eastbound, causing traffic to snarl as far back as the New Mexico-Arizona state line for hours, while the investigation and clean-up were underway. “Both drivers sustained unknown injuries and both were transported to a local hospital,” New Mexico State

Children, Youth and Family Department is notified and a social worker is dispatched to pick up the child, who is then taken care of by the state, until a responsible adult can be found to take over his or her care. Here are the most recent cases handled by the police department: On Sept. 22, police were

According to New Mexico State Police, a trucker heading eastbound on Interstate 40 collided into the back of another trucker parked on the shoulder near milepost 6, Oct. 29. The accident resulted in injuries to both drivers, and closed down both lanes of the freeway for hours. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Stacey Golden Police Public Information Off icer Dust y F ra ncisco

dispatched to the Holiday Inn in reference to a fighting couple. When they arrived, they found Brian Laughing, 30, of Navajo, N.M. and Gabrielle Whitney, 23, of Ganado, Ariz. They also found a two-month old baby in the room. Both adults showed signs of being intoxicated and police were preparing to arrest both

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of them. Laughing told police he would accept all the responsibiity for the fight if they would agree not to charge his girlfriend. Police considered the proposal but went ahead with arresting both of them when Whitney posted a .11 on a portable breath alcohol machine. Police were able to make contact with Laughing’s mother to pick up the baby. On the same day, police were dispatched to Miyamura Park in connection with a possible domestic dispute. When they got there, they found Miguel Yazzie, no age or hometown listed, and Monica Nachin, 38, of Gallup. Both were intoxicated. Nachin was found hiding behind a large metal fence. With her was her fivemonth old baby in a car seat. Yazzie was taken to the

The crash remains under investigation.

Ga l lup Det ox Cent er a nd Nachin was taken to county jail and charged with abandonment of a child. In this case, police transported the child to Gamerco to be taken care of by family members. Again, on Sept. 22, police were called to the Red Rock movie theatre by employees who said there was an intoxicated female there with her two children who were 10 and 12 years old. Ivy Sandy, 34, of Zuni denied he had been drinking, but police said she showed signs of being intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. She refused to take a breath alcohol test. When police reached the theatre, Sandy was on her phone talking to her mother,

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Toulouse Oliver ends bid for senate seat Staff Reports

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LBUQUERQUE - New Mexico Secretar y of S t a t e M a g g ie Tou lo s e Ol iver announced that she was ending her campaign for U.S. Senate on Oct. 29. At that time she released the following statement: “I’m a fighter. I’ve fought to protect New Mexico’s elections system from foreign interference; I’ve taken on corruption in state government; and I’ve twice stood up to President Trump when he demanded New Mexicans’ personal voter information. I’m not afraid of a tough fight.

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver That’s why I decided to run for the U.S. Senate. I knew that

someone needed to stand up and fi ght for our progressive values. When I entered the race for U.S. Senate, I was the only candidate supporting Medicare for All; I was the only candidate rejecting corporate PAC money; and I was the only candidate calling for impeachment. Over the course of this campaign, that has changed. We have elevated the issues of health care as a human right, of holding the president accountable, and of keeping big money out of politics. With your help, we have made our state and our party more in line with progressive, New Mexico values. That’s a

win for everyone. And while the important ideals and values we fought for will continue on, I’ve realized that this is not my time. That’s why, today [Oct. 29], I’m exiting the race for U.S. Senate. I know that New Mexico will be in good hands if Ben Ray Luján is our next U.S. Senator. We need Ben Ray in the Senate to stand up for New Mexico and to move our progressive vision forward. What’s more, my work as Secretary of State is more important than ever, especially since Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans refuse to take up election security or campaign finance reform

legislation. Nothing matters if we do not have a free and fair democracy. That’s why it’s critical that I am here in New Mexico, protecting our elections from outside interference or voter suppression. The 2020 election is the most important election of our lifetime. We have to turn the page from Donald Trump and go back to the rule of law and strengthening our democracy. Here in New Mexico, I will keep running the secure and fair elections that the GOP-controlled Senate in D.C. refuses to do. I’m so proud of ever ything we have accomplished together.”

Heinrich supports ICE detention facilities investigation Staff Reports

conditions at ICE detention facilities warrant a federal i nvestigation. We need to

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enator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has announced his support of New Mexico Gover nor M ichel le Lu ja n Grisham’s call for a federal i nve s t iga t ion i nt o cond itions at the U.S. Department of Homela nd Secur ity Immigration a nd Customs En forcement fa ci l it ie s i n New Mexico. I n h i s s t a t ement O c t . 30, Hei n r ich sa id, “ T he de eply t roubl i n g r epor t s of mistreatment a nd poor

get to the bottom of what’s taking place at these facilities and ensure anyone held

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Navy names new class of ships to honor the Navajo people Staff Reports

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OUMA, La. - Navajo Nat ion P resident Jonathan Nez was honored to be joined by the members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council, Speaker Seth Damon, Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne, former Speaker LoRenzo Bates, and Navajo Code Talker Peter McDonald on Oct. 30, during the U.S. Navy’s Authentication of the Keel Ceremony of the U.S. Navy’s fi rst of class towing and salvage vessel, “USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6)” at the Civic Center in Houma, La. The keel was said to be “truly and fairly laid” as it was authenticated by Nez, Damon, and Jocelyn Billy, who signed their initials into the keel plate that is the symbolic backbone of a ship. The keel plate will be fastened within the hull of the vessel. “As the First Americans of this country, we are honored to celebrate this major milestone

in our history. The milestone we celebrate today [Oct. 30] is the fi rst of its kind for the Navajo Nation. Throughout our history, the Diné people have always been the caretakers and protectors of our sacred land in every branch of the Armed Forces, so we are very grateful that our selfless and brave Diné warriors are being recognized and honored through this historic ceremony,” Nez said. During World War II, the Navajo Code Talkers, Marines Corps service members under the Department of the Navy, fought in the Pacific Theater, transmitting top-secret messages. By the end of the war, over 400 Code Talkers were trained for this unique service. Today, the Navajo people continue to serve in Armed Forces at a higher rate than the national participation rate. In March, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced that the new class of U.S. Navy, Salvage, and Rescue ships would be named

From left: First Lady Phefelia Nez, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, and Navamo Veterans Administration Acting Director James Zwierlein at the U. S. Navy Authentication of the Keel Ceremony of the USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6) Oct. 30 at the Civic Center in Houma, La. Photo Credit: OPVP “Navajo.” The class is named in honor of the Navajo people’s significant contributions to the Armed Forces.

The new class of vessels will be based on existing commercial towing offshore vessel designs and replace the current T-ATF 166 and T-ARS 50 class ships, which are in service with the U.S. Military Sealift Command. The first ship of this class is named USNS Navajo. Other potential vessels will be named in honor of prominent Native Americans of Native American tribes. In Dec. 2017, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 was signed into law with the advocacy and support of late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, who retired

from the Navy with the rank of captain. The Act supported the naming of the new class of ships as USNS Navajo. “I commend all the past leaders who advocated for this over the years to honor our Navajo people, including the late Sen. McCain, former President Russell Begaye, members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, and former Speaker LoRenzo Bates,” added Nez. “Today will be remembered as a day in history that the

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Udall and Lowenthal to tackle plastic waste DRAFTING NATIONAL BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT SYSTEM Staff Reports a s h i n g t o n , D. C. - In July, U.S. S en a t or Tom Ud a l l, D -N.M ., a nd U. S . R epr e s ent a t ive A la n Lowentha l, D - Ca lif.,

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to draft the proposal into leg islat ive la ng uage. T he “discussion draft” will be circulated in the coming days with a process to prov ide feedback. O n O c t . 2 9, Ud a l l a nd Lowenthall released the fol-

N. M. Sen. Tom Udall

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circulated a dra ft outline of legislation to tackle the plastic waste pollution crisis, including a policy for a nat iona l bevera ge container deposit system. They received approximately 150 responses in comments and meeting requests. Staff members have been rev i si ng t he out l i ne a nd working with legal counsel

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ANTA FE - The New Mexico Department of Hea lt h’s Ga l lup Public Health Office and McKinley County Office of Emergency Management, will host a f lu shot clinic Nov. 2 at the Miyamura High School Auxiliary Gym, 680 Boardman Dr., from 10 am-2 pm. The annual flu vaccination is available at no charge for children over the age of 3 and uninsured adults, while supplies last. Those with Medicaid or other insurance who go to public health offices are asked to bring their insurance cards with them. Everyone six months of age and above should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of

having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications: • Child ren si x months through 4 years of age • Pregnant women (any trimester) • People age 50 and older • People of any age with cer t a i n ch ron ic med ic a l c o nd it ion s l i ke a s t h m a , diabetes, lung or heart disea se, a nd t hose who a re immuno- compromised • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu • American Indians and Alaskan Natives • People who are morbidly obese • Healthcare and early

childhood personnel People in these groups should also consider seeing their health care providers to be evaluated for antiviral medication if they develop flu symptoms. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses which are expected to be most common during the upcoming season. Vaccination remains the best protection against influenza. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, hospitals and pharmacies, as well as by many employers and some schools. Public Health offices throughout the state have vaccines available for those without insurance. For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Gallup Public Health Office at (505) 722-4391.

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RMCHCS Blood Drive draws 63 pints EXCEEDS GOAL OF 60 PINTS FOR NEW RECORD By William Madaras For the Sun

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ehoboth McK inley Christian Health Care Services’ recent blood drive on Oct. 17 and 18 surpassed its goal of 60 pints and reached a new record of 63 pints from 55 donors. In addition, eight of the donations were of high value double red cells which carry oxygen to organs and tissue and are used for surgery patients, organ transplants and cancer treatment. The last blood drive in June secured 55 pints. “We attribute the success of

Donor Tech Jessie Potter feels for a vein on the arm of Arthur Ponce, one of the many volunteers who gave blood at the RMCHCS Blood Draw Challenge, Oct. 17, 18 at RMCHCS. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

the drive to the many people of Gallup who took the time to donate,” RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. “We also thank the tireless efforts of the auxilians who made this possible.” “We attracted a wide variety of donors,” Eileen D’Orazio, chairperson of the Auxiliary Blood Drive, said. “Ten volunteered from the hospital and even members of my local Tae Kwon Do class in Gallup [stepped up].” There were ten members of the Boys and Girls Club, as well as other students who donated artwork, each receiving a prize.

The challenge was sponsored by t he R MCHC S Auxilians and Vitalant, a nonprofit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors and provides blood, blood products and services across the United States. The blood drive began in 1943 and is one of the oldest in Gallup.

GALLUP BLOOD CHALLENGE COMPETITION FOR FEBRUARY DRIVE BLOOD DRIVE | SEE PAGE 16

Earthweek: Diary of a Changing World

By Steve Newman

Week ending Friday, October 25, 2019 El Niño Shift E x t r e me E l Ni ño episodes are becoming more frequent u nder cl i mate cha nge, a nd cl i m a t e r e s e a r cher s say continued globa l wa r m i ng is l ikely to make them even more frequent. A repor t in the Proceedings of the Nationa l Academy of Science says a study of Pacific Ocean warming from 1901 to 2017 found that four out of the fi ve El Niños identified as extreme have formed since 1970. The warmer waters are now originating in the west-central Pacific rather than the eastern Pacific as they did pr ior to the late 1970 s. T hat ha s triggered more extreme weather shifts, including severe droughts in Australia and fl oods in California.

Earthquakes T a l l buildings as far away as Dubai s w a y e d during a moderate quake centered in souther n Iran. • Earth movements were also felt in New Zealand’s North Island, Guam and along the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

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Wild Earth Despite humankind wielding an overwhelming inf luence on the planet, scientists say that half of Earth’s land surface not covered in ice still remains relatively wild, albeit broken into small, isolated tracts. The summary of a National Geographic Society global sur vey conducted in 2017 and 2018 concludes that even with the damage to the environment caused by human activities, there is still an opportunity to protect what wild places are left. The wildest remaining regions are the remote boreal forests of northern Canada and Russia, the Central Asia highlands, the Central a nd South A mer ica n rainforests and the deserts of North Africa and Australia.

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Rat Drivers Researchers in Virginia say they have trained rats to master the art of driving by teaching them to steer tiny cars to collect tasty bits of sugar-coated cereal. Kelly Lambert of the University of Richmond says six female and 11 male rats lea r ned to steer the rodent rover by touching the center, left or right of a metal bar that controlled the wheels. She added that hormone monitors indicated that the rats seemed to relax as they mastered the driving. “They may get the same kind of satisfaction as we get when we perfect a new skill,” Lambert told New Scientist.

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Tropical Cyclones to find practical ways to switch from the single-use plastics that are polluting the planet to recyclable a luminum cans. The biggest challenge is that creating each can means twice as much carbon is released into the atmosphere than from the manufacture of one plastic bottle. Cans are also more expensive to make. Marketing ex p er t s s ay t h i s i s

somewhat offset because le s s p owe r -67° is needed to Vostok, chill water in Antarctica cans.

Emerging Island A n u nderwater volcano i n t he Sout h Pacific nation of Tonga with a history of creating short-lived islands is growing again

Plastic or Cans? Producers of bottled water are scrambling

toward the ocean surface. Metis Shoal has throughout recorded history created lava domes, pumice rafts and small islands that are eventually eroded by waves. It spawned a huge pumice raft in August that made headlines when sailors encountered it. The volcano has since been observed causing plumes of steam to rise above the Pacific.

Rats soon learned how to drive this tiny “car” to find food. Photo Credit: Kelly Lambert

T ropica l Storm Nestor b r o u g h t down trees, spawned tornadoes in the southeastern U.S. and f looded some coastal areas near where it made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. • Tropical Stor m Octave formed briefly far from land in the northeastern Pacific. • Tokyo and other areas of eastern Japan were soa ked when Typhoon Neoguri skirted Honshu just a week after record-setting Typhoon Ha g ibi s rava ged t he island. • Typhoon Bualoi passed well to the east of Japan. Dist. by: Andrews McMeel Syndication ©MMXIX Earth Environment Service NEWS


UDALL AGENDA | SEE PAGE 15 crisis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe. In the United States, the equivalent of 65 trash trucks per day of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean. Recent scientifi c studies show that pla st ic pa r t icle s a re now everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in rain water, in the food chain, and even

DRUNK | SEE PAGE 12 asking her to pick the children up. She was asked to give the phone to police and an officer spoke to her mother to make sure she would pick up the children. Sandy was transported to the county jail. On Sept. 21, police were

USNS NAVAJO | SEE PAGE 14 Navajo people were honored and recognized for the many great things, we have given for this country of ours,â&#x20AC;? Vice President Myron Lizer said. Also, in attendance at the keel authentication ceremony was Navajo Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Ac t i n g D i re c t or Ja me s Zwierlein, Council Delegate Vince James, Raymond Smith,

inside our own bodies. It is beyond clear that bold action is needed more than ever. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today [Oct. 29], some of the largest companies in the United States, which share significant responsibility for the growing pla stic wa ste crisis, are announcing their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;every bottle backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; program and other plans. We are glad these beverage companies have acknowledged that they must play a role to prevent more damage from plastic pol lut ion. But weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen

i n it i at ive s a nd goa l s l i ke these from industry before, that shirk their real responsibility by placing the burden of action on consumers and taxpayers. Building bottles out of 100 percent recyclable material is welcome news, and taking â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;every bottle backâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is indeed a worthy goal, but we cannot just say the words and wish it so â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we need to back up those words with real, concrete action. A nd other industries that sell single-use plastic products need

to step up as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the coming days, we will be circulating a discussion draft of our landmark legislation to transform our a ntiquated a nd ineff icient recycling system to put more responsibilit y on the pro ducers who package and sell these products in our commu n ities. One of t he core principles of environmental law is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the polluter pays,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and cleaning up and preventing plastic waste from entering our environment should not

be the sole responsibility of the taxpayer. It is time for multi- billion-dollar companies who are seeing massive profits to step up and cover the costs of cleaning up the waste from their products. We welcome these beverage producers and all other interested stakeholders to provide constructive feedback and engagement in our efforts to turn the tide on the plastic waste tsunami that is floodi ng ou r com mu n it ie s a nd threatening our future.â&#x20AC;?

dispatched to the 300 block of Maloney Avenue, where Melanie Sam, 28, of Gallup, was found asleep behind the wheel of her car. Also in the vehicle with her was a two-year-old child in a child restraining seat. Sa m a d m it t ed she h a d been drinking and officers asked her for names of relatives who would be willing to

take care of the child. She gave police two names, but efforts to contact them were unsuccessful. Police advised through public service and previous encounters with Sam, that she had another child and asked her if that child was being taken care of. She said the child was safe and refused to say anything else. The report did not say what eventually happened to the two-year-old or the other child. Sam was booked on child abandonment at McKinley County Detention Center. On the same day, police found a 13-year-old boy in an

abandoned van in the parking lot of the Coca- Cola plant. He said he had found a break in the chain link fence and had stayed in the van overnight. He was asked where his mother was, and the boy said he had seen her walking around earlier in the day. Police were able to fi nd Tanya Lee, 36, of Gallup, and asked her if she knew where her son was. She admitted she did not, but did not seem concerned. She told police that she thought her son was with another woman who she later admitted she did not know. It turned out that Lee had two other children who

were 15 and 16 years old and were at a local motel. Police found them in the parking lot of the motel. None of the three looked as if they had had a bath in several days and Lee said they did not attend school. She said she was in the process of enrolling them. She was asked if she had a ny relatives i n tow n a nd said she did, but she did not keep in touch with them, so police called CYFD to pick up the children. Lee was transported to the county jail and charged with abandonment of children.

Jr., Charlaine Tso, and Kee Allen Begay, Jr., and former Council Delegate Jonathan Hale. A prayer dedication of the USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6) was conducted by Leroy Thinn and Kenneth Begishe of Shonto, Ariz., and Thompson Billy. T he USNS Nava jo i s expected to be completed in March 2021 and join the U.S. Military Sealift Command fleet of more than 120 ships.

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DEADLINE IS: 4:30 PM, Monday, November 4, 2019. The RMCH Auxiliary held a Blood Draw Challenge Oct. 17, 18 at RMCHCS. From left: Eileen Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orazio, RMCH auxiliary chairperson, and MaryAnn Livingston, co-chairperson, volunteer donors. The auxiliary set their goal at 60 pints for two days. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

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f i ref ig ht er s, member s of the Chamber of Commerce, retail organizations, union members and other groups to challenge THEIR employees to a blood donating competition with RMCHCS employees,â&#x20AC;? Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orazio said.

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OPINIONS Science Corner WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR GLOBAL WARMING? POGO WAS RIGHT – WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND HE IS US By Mike Daly Guest Columnist

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ho’s responsible for all this global warming/climate change? Recently, Gover nor M ichel le Lu ja n Grisham was criticized by a climate activist when she proposed working with the oil and gas industry to reduce methane emissions. The activist accused the governor of working with “the enemy.” Is the oil and gas industry really an enemy? I believe it was Albert Camus who aptly stated - we are all innocent, even if we have to

Mike Daly blame the whole human race and heaven and hell. First, if they are the enemy, just stop buying gas and oil.

Where does that get us? But in fact we ourselves are the enemy if there is one. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, carbon dioxide is the primar y driver of climate change. Svante A rrhenius (1859-1927) was a Swedish scientist that was the fi rst person that we know of to claim in 1896 that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming. He proposed a relationship between atmospheric carbon

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Letter to the Editor

As Veterans Day approaches

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he A mer ica n f lag a nd the Pledge of A l leg ia nce i s t he foundation of who we a re a s A mer ica n citizens and the sacrifice our veterans have made for our great country. I still recall as a young soldier at Fort Knox how our commanding officer explained the importance of respecting and honoring our flag and the men and women who fought for our freedom. Our national f lag represents all that is good about America. Veterans Day is just a few weeks away and millions of Americans will be celebrating the service and sacrifices made by our men and women in the Armed Forces. Only 1% of our citizens placed their lives on hold to ser ve and protect this great nation. When we Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

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it is a symbol that brings all Americans together in our common belief that all men and women are created equal and how fortunate we are to have the privileges granted to us under the Bill of Rights. The f lag does not belong to any one political group, party or ideology. It belongs to all of us and needs to be defended, respected, and protected from hate speech and protests. Old Glory is not just a piece of cloth, it dawns the red and white stripes with her blue panel in holding the 50 stars one for each state of the union. The red stripes represent our countr ies streng th a nd va lor. The white stripes are for the purity and innocence of a young nation. While the blue panel holds our 50 states together in our vigilance and justice. Although America is

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not perfect, the fl ag is perfect, and represents a country always striving for good and not evil. It is the greatest National fl ag to have ever flown. It my deepest and unbending beliefs that it all begins i n ou r s cho ol s . T he 10 Commandments should be in a prominent place in all our schools and public buildings. The Pledge of Allegiance should be recited every day in every classroom and public meeting. Most important all school children should be allowed to pray privately or in a group without interference, for what authority is greater than God’s. If we keep our priorities straight with our love for God, Family, and Country we will continue to live in peace and in the greatest Nation in the world. Chris Mathys Las Cruces, NM

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thank you to Indigenous Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day supporters Editor, A note of thanks to everyone who came out to support Indigenous Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day on October 14, 2019. Although the Day is not yet a Federal Holiday, there are efforts nation-wide to make this change happen; 11 states, including New Mexico, have replaced the long held holiday honoring a man that was actually lost at sea and his crew was on the verge of mutiny. Land was sighted just prior to his crew plotting to toss him overboard. When the Indigenous people rescued the lost seafarers and welcomed them, they were found to be peaceful and friendly, according to the journals that were preserved. Another fact that is kept from the educational systems of the world is that the people were highly advanced and â&#x20AC;&#x153;civilizedâ&#x20AC;? already. The Decla ration of Independence has a clue about how the â&#x20AC;&#x153;civilizedâ&#x20AC;? colonists viewed the Indigenous peoples; they are described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.â&#x20AC;? In fact, the very origins of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;United States of Americaâ&#x20AC;? are owed to a theft from the League of the Iroquois when the Kaianerekowa or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great Law of Peaceâ&#x20AC;? was appropriated by Benjamin Franklin who saw it as an important model that would allow the colonies to speak with one voice rather than with the thirteen Articles of Confederation each administration was using at the time. The formation of the new American government featured many of the governing political structures that formed The Iroquois League. What we cherish as Freedom of Speech came from the assemblies of the Long House; Equal Representation was derived from the Grand Council of the League formed by t he deleg a t e s c a l le d â&#x20AC;&#x153;sachemsâ&#x20AC;?; the sovereignty of separate nations gave impetus to the writers who produced the United States Constitution that became the solution for the federal system which allowed each â&#x20AC;&#x153;stateâ&#x20AC;? to retain power over internal affairs while the national government regulated OPINIONS

the affairs of all. For this cause Indigenous Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day has been the Modus Operandi since July 1990, when representatives from 120 Indian nations from every part of the Americas met in Quito, Ecuador in the First Continental Conference (Encuentro) to recognize our resilience against the continued colonization of our original

homelands. It is also marked every year here in Gallup, N.M. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sign language was developed as a form to communicate between Indigenous tr ibes a nd later between tribes and European colonizers. While over 24,000 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Native Americansâ&#x20AC;? ser ved during World War II, it was the Navajo Code Talkers that brought about victory for the U.S. and

ended the war. A s i nc e r e t h a n k you t o Ga l lup M ayor Ja ck ie McKinney and the City Council who pa s s e d R e s olut ion / Proclamation R2016 - 40 on September 27, 2016, declaring the Second Monday of October a s â&#x20AC;&#x153; I n d i ge n o u s Pe o pl e s Dayâ&#x20AC;? into perpetuity. Mayor McKinney came out to express his support along with Navajo

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COMMUNITY RMCHCS director receives â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Housing for Allâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; award By William Madaras For the Sun

by using action, advocacy and awareness. It was founded in 2000 by a group of nonprofit agencies and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. It was born out of the need for a statewide coalition to coordinate the efforts of the member agencies to end homelessness. 

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illiam Camorata was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteer of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? by the New Mexican Coalition to End Homelessness in a ceremony Oct. 24 where he was presented with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Housing For Allâ&#x20AC;? award at the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s headquarters in Santa Fe. The award was bestowed upon Camorata by NMCEH Executive Director Hank Hughes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very pleased to nominate William Camorata for this distinction,â&#x20AC;? Hughes said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people in the Gallup area literally owe the roof over their head to his tireless efforts. Volunteers like William literally make the world a better place.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am honored and pleased to receive the recognition,â&#x20AC;? Camorata said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it is not just about me. It is about the kind people of the community who donate food, clothing, household items, cash and much more. I am privileged to work with so many fantastic volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Camorata and about 10 volunteers from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hold a breakfast outreach every Saturday morning at 8:45 am at the Nizonhi Laundromat parking lot located at 1733 S. Second St. in Gallup.

IMMEDIATE ACTION GROUP Camorata is president of the Immediate Action Group and Director of Behavioral Special Projects at RMCHCS. He also serves on the Board of Directors

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Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s William Camorata poses in Santa Fe with his â&#x20AC;&#x153;Housing for Allâ&#x20AC;? award Oct. 24 after he was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteer of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? by the New Mexican Coalition to End Homelessness. The coalition headquarters is in Santa Fe. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS of Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Food Pantry and is a core leader in pastoral mentoring at the L ig ht hou se I nter nat iona l Ministries Church in Gallup and the DUI Planning Council for McKinley County. He is a thought leader on the topic of homelessness, having appeared in various New Mexico media outlets and healthcare publications. RMCHCSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healing Handsâ&#x20AC;? Art Studio Director Katie Schultz nominated Camorata several weeks ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill Camarota is the perfect candidate for Volunteer of the Year, helping to end homelessness in the Gallup, New Mexico area,â&#x20AC;? Schultz said. She described how she began working with Camarota as a

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volunteer when they formed the IAG more than five years ago. After months of public providers meetings which she described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;achieving littleâ&#x20AC;? and winter approaching, they decided the people on the street needed something to help immediately. Camarota was elected president because of his sincere, unmovable dedication, conviction, and ability to always find a solution to help the homeless. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was known as the guy who can get stuff done,â&#x20AC;? Schultz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camarota has kept this commitment long after any of the other founders. He still coordinates donations and stores supplies in his house, managing or trucking all transports himself.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bill is a shining example of the type of community support you can find in Gallup,â&#x20AC;? RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The hospital is proud to have an employee like Bill who began IAG on a shoe-string budget, but wealthy in his determination.â&#x20AC;? The NMCEH assists communities in creating solutions to homelessness from prevention through permanent housing

Last year IAG partnered with RMCHCS to aid the homeless in Gallup. The agreement formalized an ongoing affiliation between the groups to best serve the homeless. The effort is also designed to help those in need of recovery and rehabilitation from drug and alcohol abuse. Both are 501c3 non-profit organizations. The IAG and RMCHCS integrate their services to aid a variety of Gallup residents and others from nearby communities needing food, clothing, and other forms of assistance. RMCHCS provides medical services and aids those in need by checking for symptoms of diabetes and offering similar triage services. The hospital also offers enrollment in its WellSpring Recovery Center for those willing to give up their addiction. The homeless people obtaining assistance are veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, members of the Navajo Nation, migrants, students, and people from all walks of life. Many are families that have split up for economic reasons whose children are staying with relatives, parents suffering from illness and elderly unable to provide for themselves. Some are even struggling to hang onto their pets. Residents and others provide most of the donations which are distributed by the coalition. Donations from various organizations across the U.S. are delivered quarterly on a semi-trailer truck. Contributions include discontinued products and items from educational institutions, government offices, abandoned storage units, civic and religious organizations, philanthropic

organizations and others. IAG was born a few years ago as an informal outreach program begun by its founder and president Camorata, working with the Lighthouse Church in Gallup. The outreach attracted more constituents and Camorata took over a warehouse donation distribution center operating out of a nearby airport hangar. The organization stores donations in a 3,000-foot warehouse leased from the City of Gallup.

KEEPING WARM UNDER OUTDOOR VENTS IAG transports the donated goods from the warehouse in Gallup to the laundromat where they are distributed to the homeless and those in need of food, clothing and household goods. The organizations serve anywhere from several dozen to over a hundred every Saturday in rain and snow. The location for the distribution was founded by Camorata, who noticed homeless people huddling for warmth under the laundry buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat vents.

FROM MAKE-UP TO DOG FOOD â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never know what we are going to be able to provide to people,â&#x20AC;? Camorata said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had donations of cases of toothpaste, coffee, coats, jackets, socks, hand lotions, produce, used shoes, dog food, beddings and all types of things. We had make-up which we donated to a cheer-leading squad.â&#x20AC;? He also mentioned donations of food and clothing from Clayton Homes, items from Goodwill and even housing vouchers from veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizations. He cites the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need for outdoor heaters and tarps for triage treatment. For people willing to volunteer or make donations he urges them to contact him at bcamarota@

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Motherless Brooklynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; going for Oscar glory RATING: ď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ť OUT OF ď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ť RUNNING TIME: 144 MINUTES

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n case you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already noticed, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re beginning to venture into awards season. This part of the year is always filled with ambitious pictures featuring high drama that seem earmarked for Oscar gloryâ&#x20AC;Śas well as some that aspire for the honors, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite make as strong an impression (at least for this writer). Motherless Brooklyn is one such example. Everyone involved seems to be giving it their all with big performances filled with grand speeches and bold dramatic gestures. Yet while itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watchable in the moment, the end result feels manufactured and one that never matches the films that inspired it. Set in New York during the 1950s, this tale follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton) aka â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brooklyn,â&#x20AC;? a sharp-witted adult battling Touretteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Syndrome, which causes uncontrollable spells that involve shouting as well as repetitive gestures. Lionel refers to it as having, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;Śthreads in his head,â&#x20AC;? that he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop, as a description of the sudden and sometimes unnerving behavior. Despite his troubles, his ability to remember details has gained him favor at a private investigation firm run by Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). When a case goes wrong and Minna is taken out of the proceedings, the protagonist feels

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working hard to chew scenery with all their exaggerated and eccentric behaviors, ultimately taking this viewer out of the proceedings. Those with a film history knowledge will also very quickly realize that the picture and/or its source material, intentionally or not, owes a big debt to the 1974 neo-noir classic, Chinatown. And this flick just

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ will be hard to forget By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING:  OUT OF  RUNNING TIME: 108 MINUTES

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Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) and his imaginary friend Adolf (Taika Waititi), at the dinner table with Jojo’s mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in “Jojo Rabbit.” Jojo, who idolizes the Nazi party, is sharing a house which is providing sanctuary to a Jewish girl, leaving Jojo with the dilemma of whether or not to turn her over to authorities. Photo Credit: Fox Searchlight

girl named Elsa (Thomasin McKenzie) hiding in the walls of their home, Jojo comes to the conclusion that turning her over to authorities could result in the prosecution of his mother and perhaps even himself. As Jojo struggles with the situation, his interactions with Elsa become less antagonistic. The child soon realizes that blind patriotism isn’t necessarily beneficial, and the

information told about the so-called enemy is inaccurate. This sounds more like a drama than a comedy, but early sections of the feature are played entirely for laughs as we see the world through the child’s eyes, conversing with an infantilized version of Hitler created by a prepubescent mind. The Hitler Youth spout ridiculous tales about Jewish people, but don’t seem competent enough

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to pose a threat to anyone but themselves (and the adults leading them aren’t much more competent). Witnessing these blunt kids surrounded with disturbing Nazi party imagery does highlight the absurdity of the leaders and their values. At this point, the movie is essentially a running series of verbal and slapstick gags. A few of them earn laughs, although not all of the early jokes on display land. Still, the older supporting cast does manage to sell the material. Rebel Wilson gets in a few good lines, blurting out increasingly ridiculous fallacies about the Jewish people. Other standouts include Sam Rockwell as an injured captain demoted to training the kids. He gets mileage out of masking his character’s horrible ideologies and boastful tendencies to cover for some grave doubts and concerns about the future. This results in the occasional moment of humanity between himself and the kids. Stephen Merchant may have both the film’s most tense and funny scene as an oddly threatening Gestapo agent who arrives to search Jojo’s home. Of course, Jojo’s surreal fantasy world must eventually break down and the character is forced to contend with the

reality of the situation and the true nature of war. Later sections, when the movie introduces real danger and gets to the heart of its themes of how a young person desperate to belong can be tempted into an awful movement (while still providing a darkly humorous observation or two along the way), is actually when the film is at its best. Either that, or it just took a little longer for this reviewer to get onto its wavelength. The final act does also manage to pull its many odd elements together effectively. Truthfully, this picture isn’t going to work for everyone. It’s a difficult sell to present a horrific part of history through a kid’s eyes with plenty of jokes and some viewers will have difficulty processing the oddball approach to depicting a fascist regime. Yet despite some scattershot humor and a few moments that don’t quite land perfectly, this reviewer found himself impressed enough overall to give it a recommendation. Jojo Rabbit is a brave and unique attempt to meld dark humor with a terrible chapter in history, and moviegoers who enjoy the fi lmmaker and those who are patient enough to endure the more awkward elements won’t easily forget this picture. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com COMMUNITY


Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 1, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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reetings and welcome to a look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray a nd DVD. A s you might have guessed, there are some interesting new releases along with plenty of seasonal Halloween-themed discs coming your way. 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! 10 Minutes Gone - A man taking part in an elaborate heist to steal priceless jewels fi nds himself set up and being hunted down by the cops. After taking a blow to the head and suffering amnesia, the protagonist tries to piece together all the available information and recover a very specific ten minutes of his life when things went sideways. Of course, this is all so he can get revenge on the responsible party. This independent crime thriller hasn’t gotten much of a positive reception from reviewers so far. They wrote that it wastes a great cast and complained that the twist was easy to figure out, with the screenplay resorting to every dull action fl ick cliché ever conceived. It stars Bruce Willis, Michael Chiklis, Meadow Williams, Kyle Schmid and Texas Battle. A Cin d e re l l a St o r y: Christmas Wish - Halloween may have only just occurred, but distributors are already set to push the next big holiday on us. This direct-to-disc feature is an update on the Cinderella story. It’s about a struggling singer-songwriter with a nasty stepmom and stepsisters. Desperate for cash, the protagonist takes a job as an elf at a holiday wonderland. There, she meets a handsome costumed Santa Claus, but can their relationship survive her mean-spirited family? Probably, one would guess. Anyway, this title is premiering on Blu-ray and DVD, so it hasn’t been screened for the press. Potential viewers will have to hope and wish that there’s some holiday chemistry present onscreen. The cast includes Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Isabella Gomez and Garfield Wilson. COMMUNITY

Jay Myself - This document a r y fo l l o w s phot og r a pher Stephen Wilkes as he details the life and career of his mentor, Jay Maisel. Viewers will discover that the New Yorker bought a six story, 30,000 square-foot building in the Bowery decades ago for next to nothing. He would display his photos as well as a series of interesting found objects collected over the past 40 years in this massive space. Now, Maisel prepares to sell the structure for tens of millions of dollars, and goes through all of his work and collections, leading to some self-reflection about his career. The film has played several film festivals and received praise from cr itics. They thought the subject was an entertaining eccentric and enjoyed visiting the old building and seeing art in the most unlikely of places. Jirga - A former soldier from Australia who served in A fghanistan decides to retur n to the war-torn country and attempts to find the family of a man whom he accidentally killed during the confl ict. Hoping to be granted forgiveness and tie up loose ends for all involved, he eventually finds the village and attempts to heal wounds. This low-budget, independent feature earned generally good notices from the press. They all appreciated the earnestness on display and attempts to bring a human side to the war. While a few commented that it didn’t ultimately make as big of an emotional impact as hoped for, most thought that its attempts were laudable and admired the picture overall. It features Sam Smith and Mohammad Mosam. Legend of the Demon Cat - Set during the Tang dynasty in China, this foreign-language fantasy picture involves a poet and a monk who are tasked with solving a strange murder. The pair soon discover that it is all tied to a black cat with supernatural powers…who may be possessing others and causing havoc in the city. As it turns out, they learn that a hidden secret

about the kingdom and empire could help stop this unusual threat. Reaction was upbeat toward this oddball creation. A small grouping didn’t find the story involving and critiqued the picture for relying too much on visuals. However, almost all others called the movie silly, yet extremely entertaining, with jaw-dropping imagery and a high level of humor and enthusiasm. Huang Xuan, Shta Sometani and Zhang Yuqi headline the feature. Luce A married American couple adopts a young boy from war-torn Eritrea. Nearly a decade later, the youngster is an all-star a c a dem ic at his high school. When he turns in an assignment about an historical figure whom he admires, his teacher becomes concerned about the content and contacts the parents. This sets off a chain of events as tensions rise between all parties and fractures form both at school and at home. Reviews were excellent for this heavy drama. It appears that one or two found the themes too ser ious without offering clear answers. However, that is exactly what others enjoyed about it, calling the performances first rate and stating that the movie forces everyone to think about and deal with controversial subjects. It stars Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth and Kelvin Harrison Jr. The movie is currently only being made available on DVD, so hopefully a Bluray release will follow shortly. Mike Wallace is Here 60 Minutes newsman Mike Wallace is the subject of this documentary. The fi lm charts his storied career, his personal troubles and shows archival footage of some his most famous and combative interviews. Over the course of the running time, viewers get a sharper picture of the man, how he thought, and approached his many discussions with famous and powerful figures worldwide. Critics greatly enjoyed this title as well. A few complained that some of the fi lm’s attempts to compare Wallace’s and modern-day journalist’s techniques is a bit of

a stretch. Regardless, the consensus was that the film painted a sharp, clear, and unflinching portrait of one of television’s greatest interviewers. For those curious, please note that this movie is being released on DVD only at this time. The Rainbow - Located in Los Angeles on the famous Sunset Strip, the Rainbow Bar & Grill is considered one of the country’s most iconic Rock ‘n Roll venues. This documentary details its history and the many crazy shows, events and meetings that have occurred on the property and transformed the business. Using interviews with various participants and musicians, viewers will learn all about the spot and the various celebrities who have passed through its doors. The picture is debuting on disc, so there currently aren’t any reviews available for it. Still, it boasts discussions and interviews with plenty of familiar faces, including Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Mickey Dolenz, Lita Ford, Lemmy, Robert Lamm and Steve Riley. Santa Girl - The second Christmasthemed movie t o h it s t or e shelves just i n t i me for Ha lloween is this romantic comedy about a Santa’s daughter, Cassie. Wanting to experience the real world before she is married to the son of Jack Frost, Cassie is allowed to attend college for a semester before heading back to the North Pole. She then falls for a sweet, kind classmate, causing her to question the future that has been planned for her. This is another picture that is premiering on disc, and so there is no word on it from the press. It certainly sounds like the kind of flick you’d find on the Hallmark Channel, though. The cast includes Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Stone and Devon Werkheiser. Merry Halloween!

Blasts from the Past! As you might have guessed, t here a re plent y of horror-themed releases arriving this week. Arrow Video is releasing a Limited Edition - Special Edition Blu-ray of An American Werewolf in London (1981). The picture is

about a pair of friends backpacking across the UK. When they are attacked by a strange creature on the moors, one of them begins to wonder if he hasn’t been turned into a monster himself. This werewolf film was famous in its day for deftly mixing scares with a sense of dark humor (which was revolutionary at the time) and it still stands as one of the best of its kind. Not only is it both chilling and funny, but it also features an on-camera man-to-monster transformation that was so good, it earned make-up effects man Rick Baker an Academy Award. The movie has been given a new 4K restoration from the original camera negative, and comes with two commentary tracks (one with stars David Naughton and Griffin Dunne and another with a movie historian and authority), a new documentary on the feature, a second new feature-length documentary on werewolf pictures in general, a recent talk with writer/director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Three Amigos, Coming to America), a piece on the movie’s legendary effects, extra interviews with cast and crew, outtakes, publicity material and so much more. It has got everything you could possibly want and more. The same compa ny i s a lso putting out The Ringu Collection, a 3-disc Blu-ray C ol le c t or ’s E d it ion S e t that includes the entire Japanese horror series. Ringu (1998) is about a reporter investigating an urban legend about a videotape that can kill the viewer if they don’t pass it along and make another person watch it within a limited time frame. The movie was remade for US audiences in 2002 as The Ring, but many consider the first film the most effective. This set includes Ringu along with Ringu 2 (1999), the original story Ringu 0 (2000), and the “lost” original sequel, The Spiral (1998) aka Rasen. You’ll get a brand new 4K restoration from the original

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SPORTS 360 Ramah Lady Mustangs lose to home team Rehoboth

Bengals clash with the Chieftains GALLUP WINS HOME STAND 0-3

FINAL SCORE 3-1 Gallup Bengal Jordan Joe (11) shoots past Shiprock Chieftain Evette Lansing (34) at Gallup High School Oct. 29. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Gallup Bengal Chaylee Becenti (4) bumps the ball up for a shot at the Shiprock Chieftains at Gallup High School Oct. 29. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

The Ramah Lady Mustangs took on the Rehoboth Lady Lynx Oct. 24 in Rehoboth. Ramah’s Kennedy Gibbons (3) sets up for a shot against Rehoboth. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Gallup Bengal Lynda Mike (8) dives for a serve from the Shiprock Chieftains at Gallup High School Oct. 29. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Rehoboth Lady Lynx coach Charlene Chapman talks strategy with her team during the game between Rehoboth and the Ramah Lady Mustangs in Rehoboth Oct. 24. The Lady Lynx defeated Ramah 3-1. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Lady Mustangs Kennedy Gibbons (3) goes up against two Rehoboth defenders in Rehoboth Oct. 24. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

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Atrisco Heritage defeats Pagosa Springs 33-12 in TDFL action

Bloomfield takes the fi ght to Miyamura

THE 10TH ANNUAL FOUR CORNERS INVITATIONAL YOUTH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

MIYAMURA’S LAST HOME GAME IS A WIN

Madden Allen (1), running back for the Pagosa Springs Pirates, looks for an opening at Sammy C. Chioda Field Oct. 26. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Miyamura’s AnnMarie Peters (9) and Brooklyn King (8) defend the net against the Bloomfield Lady Bobcats Oct. 29 at Miyamura High School. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Atrisco Heritage Jaguars Victor Winnikoff (45) reaches for the pass as Pagosa Springs Pirates, Alex Pacheco (77) and Eathan Lucero (3) close in. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

The Pagosa Springs Pirates from Pagosa Springs, Co., run onto the field to meet the Atrisco Heritage Jaguars Oct. 26 at Sammy C. Chioda Field. The Pirates and Jaguars were two of over 50 teams playing the 10th Annual Four Corners Invitational Youth Football Championships held Oct. 26 and 27 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Bloomfield Lady Bobcats Katie Waresback (4) and Kailyn Gunn (11) attempt to block Lady Patriots Darian Yazzie (11) at Miyamura Oct. 29. Miyamura defeated Bloomfield 3-2. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

AnnMarie Peters (9) going up to block the shot the Bloomfield Lady Bobcats Oct. 29 at Miyamura High School. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

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Farmington Panthers defeat Del Norte, Co. Tigers 33-6 TDFL CHAMPIONSHIP ACTION

Del Norte, Co. Tigers Kelby Mondragon (14) ďŹ ghts to escape the grasp of Farmington Panther defender Oct. 26 at Sammy C. Chioda Field. The Tigers lost to the Farmington Panthers 33-6. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Farmington Panthers Lewis (20) follows his blockers during a game against the Del Norte, Co. Tigers Oct. 26 at Sammy C. Chioda Field in Gallup, during the 10th Annual Four Corners Invitational Youth Football Championships. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Kelby Mondragon (14), Del Norte, Co. Tigers, outruns the Farmington Panthers defense at Sammy C. Chioda Field in Gallup Oct. 26. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Hail to the champions

Sundance Raptors, ages 10-12, beat out the best teams and won the top trophy during the TDFL championship games in Gallup Oct. 26-27. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ahmed Ayesh

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR 6:30 pm Nov. 1-Nov 7, 2019

GALLUP BENGALS Football Nov 1: Kirtland Central @ Gallup 7 pm

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Football Nov. 1: Highland @ Miyamura 7 pm Volleyball Nov 2: Miyamura @ Shiprock

REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX Boys Soccer Nov. 1: Rehoboth @ Hatch 3:30p

WINGATE BEARS Football Nov. 1: Tohatchi @ Wingate 7p *Local varsity games listed. Compiled from MaxPreps.com. Info: gallupsunreporters@gmail. com

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD Oct. 23– Oct. 29, 2019

GALLUP BENGALS Football Oct. 25: Aztec @ Gallup 53-0 Boys Soccer Oct. 24: Miyamura @ Gallup 4-1 Girl Soccer Oct. 24: Gallup @ Miyamura 2-0 Volleyball Oct. 26: Gallup @ Bloomfield 3-0

Oct. 29: Shiprock@Gallup 0-3

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Football Oct. 25: Miyamura @ Farmington 0-48 Volleyball Oct. 29 Bloomfield @ Miyamura 2-3 Oct. 24 Miyamura @ Kirtland Central 2-3

REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX Volleyball

Oct. 29: Rehoboth @ Northwest 3-0 Oct. 24: Ramah @ Rehoboth 1-3

WINGATE BEARS Football Oct. 25: Zuni @ Wingate 38-14

VOLLEYBALL Oct. 29: Tohatchi @ Wingate 1-3 Oct. 24: Wingate @ Crownpoint 0-3 *Varsity teams only. Compiled from MaxPreps.com. Contact: gallupsunreporters @gmail.com

SCIENCE CORNER | FROM PAGE 18 dioxide concentrations and temperature. By the 1940s scientists checked h i s propo s a l by a n a l y z i n g c a r b o n d i o xide concentrations in t he atmosphere. To get a good average  mea su re  of the  CO2  concentration  for the world, scientists selected to mea su re at  the Mau na Loa Observatory in Hawaii where there is little or no conta mination from la rge local sources. Since 1959 the obser vatory has been continuously measuring carbon dioxide concentration there. Who uses fossil fuels? We do. So let’s compare world population growth with the increase in concentration of carbon dioxide From 1959 to 2018 the carbon dioxide concentration has gone from 316 parts per million, ppm, to 409 ppm according to NOAA, a 29 percent increase over 59 years. See the graph “Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory.”

CAMORATA | FROM PAGE 20 rmchcs.org or (505) 726-6944. “I’ve been in their place, throughout my lifetime. I’ve found myself homeless more times than I care to count, I know how hard it can be and so that’s why I do this,” Camorata, a reformed addict, said. “It starts with a conversation and encouragement. We’re not out here lecturing these guys, that’s not SPORTS

T he Un it ed Na t ion s, Department of Economic and Social Affairs reports that world population has grown from 3.0 billion to 7.6 billion people in the years between 1959 and 2018. This is an increase of 56 percent. Look at the graph: World Population Growth. It appears that the ultimate driver of climate change is population growth. The two graphs show us a pattern. With the scientific method

one often makes a prediction and then determines a test to determine the validity of the prediction. In a sense that is what has happened. The Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius made a prediction in 1896. And the world by its action has tested his “hypothesis.” Of course because two things happen at the same time does not mean there is a causal relationship. However in this case we

what this is about. These people know that that’s not what we are doing. We let them know that we are here to help and to keep them alive, until they make that decision to change their lives by entering treatment. I’m out here because I’m not OK with people dying, and I want these guys out here to know that we care, and we want them to live.” “They are tired of being sick and tired, and that’s when we begin encouraging, and it

snowballs after that. We help them get to that next step. It’s an opportunity for them and for us to help them turn their life around,” Camorata said.

FROM HOMELESS TO HOME DWELLERS What differentiates this rehab program from many others is that those who enter for treatment are given jobs

have the knowledge that the burning of fossil fuels makes carbon dioxide and that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does trap heat. Since we certainly have increased our use of fossil fuels since 1959, we are on pretty solid ground here. T he World Popu lat ion Growth graph shows how the energy revolution has allowed mankind to thrive. But our population growth is accelerating at an unsustainable rate. We rapidly run out of water, food and land.

W h a t i s t o b e d o n e? F i r st , let’s not bla me t he fossil fuel industr y for the industry’s and our success i n creat i ng a much more c o m fo r t a bl e wo r l d t h a n we had in 1700. But we do h ave a n u r ge nt i s s ue t o deal with. We are all in this t oget her a nd we need t o work to have a better world.

by RMCHCS. During their treatment they are employed as cooks, groundskeepers, a nd ma intena nce people. Additionally, they hold other positions. The hospital’s 90-day rehab program was so successful it launched the Community Work Service Program which helps Gallup maintain public buildings and even partners with the police department to prevent crime, by doing things such as participating in the

recent clearing of debris in the Mossman area to help prevent break-ins. The program is comprised of former addicts who serve on their way to landing new jobs and returning to Gallup as model citizens who have kicked the habit. Some of them have even won awards in community competitions. In one case one of these new model citizens was selected for a top 20 art award.

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DVD/BLU-RAY | FROM PAGE 23 camera negative of the first title, as well as an historian audio track and a critic commentary, interviews on the series and its influence on horror, discussions on the career of director Hideo Nakata, new talks about the series, deleted scenes and other extras. And if you’re only interested in the original feature, you can also buy it on Blu-ray separately from the box set. And there’s more. Arrow Academy has a Blu-ray of Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) with James Cagney playing the legendary silent fi lm star, Lon Chaney. It follows the effects of the man’s early life as a clown and work playing the Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of the Opera onscreen. The film has been given a brand-new restoration from the original negative by Arrow Films and includes a film scholar commentary, a look at Chaney and his legacy, an image gallery and the original trailer. Sounds like a great disc. Not to be outdone, Shout! Factory has some fantastic titles as well. The first is a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of The Blob (1988), a remake of the 1958 chiller about a jellified substance from space attacking and absorbing the residents of a small town. While it wasn’t a big hit with audiences or critics during its initial release, it’s actually about as impressive a redo as one could ever hope for. The effects work was a vast improvement over the first film and the screenplay was much sharper than it was ever given credit for being. Co-writer Frank Darabont would later be praised for his work as writer/director on The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Green Mile (1999) and the first season of the hit TV-series, The Walking Dead (2010). This release includes a new audio commentary with director Chuck Russell (The Mask) and a second track with co-star Shawnee Smith. Additionally, the Blu-ray includes interviews with just about every cast and crew member (with the exception of Darabont), as well an archived commentary track with the director and all of the film’s marketing materials. Horror fans will certainly enjoy this underrated title. They also can’t go wrong with the Hammer flick, The Devil Rides Out (1968), which features Christopher Lee as a

man trying to protect a youngster from a sinister cult who will stop at nothing to bring the youth into their fold. It’s a fast-paced and exciting little UK Hammer horror effort and the Blu-ray has been given a wealth of materials. You’ll get a new 2K scan of the 20th Century Fox interpositive of the fi lm, as well as a restored master from Studio Canal in Europe. It also comes with a new movie historian audio commentary, some talks with other experts about the feature, an archived commentary with the late, great Christopher Lee, specials on the making-of the picture, a World of Hammer episode and trailers. On a less horrific note, you can now pick up the teen romantic comedy Pr ivate School (1983) on Blu-ray. This title stars Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine, and the disc includes new interviews with Modine and cast member Betsy Russell, an audio commentary with another cast member, a teen film expert informational track, a VHS version of the feature and marketing materials. Criterion is also bringing some monsters to disc for the holiday. They have a massive box set, Godzilla: The ShowaEra Films (1954 - 1975) which contains the big green lizard’s first 15 movies (and 17 cuts, since there were a couple of versions of the original and 1963’s King Kong vs. Godzilla). You get all of the great fl icks like Destroy All Monsters (1968), and the extremely enjoyable but not-so-great sequels like Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) and 1976’s Son of Godzilla (which actually has the identical plot as the later Hollywood hit, Home Alone). The set includes film historian audio commentaries on a few of the titles, interviews with authorities and experts on Japanese monster movies, programs detailing the special effects, new interviews with cast and crew members, a feature on the real-life tragedy that inspired the original movie and so much more. If you have the dough available, this is a must-own. The distributor also has the drama Matewan (1 9 8 7 ) f r o m writer/director Joh n S ayle s . This one is set in West Virginia and details a coal miner strike from 1920 that develops into a violent revolt. It was nominated for several

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Oscars and comes highly recommended. The movie has been received a new 4K restoration, a director and cinematographer commentary, a new documentary on the making of the fi lm with interviews including most of the cast and crew, as well as programs on the production design, the score and publicity materials. Two Evil Eyes (1990) is also getting a Blu-ray upgrade courtesy of Blue Underground in the form of a 3-disc Limited Edition. This film tells two stories based on the written work of Edgar Allan Poe from directors George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow) and Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria). It’s a fun little horror flick that should satisfy fans of the fi lmmakers. According to reports, the disc includes a spotless 4K restoration of the feature on Blu-ray and DVD (and a CD of the score), as well as a fresh commentary from an Argento expert, new interviews with most of the cast and crew, archived interviews with Romero and Argento, a look at the special effects by Tom Savini and a trip to his home, which is filled with props from his career. There’s too much to go into here, but the disc generally looks great. Vinegar Syndrome is a label devoted to small and obscure little genre films. This week, they’re releasing a number of titles to Bluray. Amityville: The Cursed Collection (1989 - 1996) is a box set that contains four of the later sequels in the Amityville franchise (when follow-ups began hitting the market as straight-to-video releases). The titles include The Evil Escapes (1989), It’s About Time (1992), A New Generation (1993) and Dollhouse (1996). All the films have been newly scanned and restored in 4K and come with interviews with the directors, as well as some of the crew members. They also have Blu-rays of Berserker (1987), Beyond the Door III (1989), Bloody New Year (1987), Nightbeast (1982), Satan’s Slave (1976), Unmasked Part 25 (1989) and Watch Me When I Kill (1977). The picture quality on all of the titles has been upgraded so they should look much sharper than they ever have before, and each comes with a few extras as well. The last title listed is a Special Edition and will have even more

bonuses. If B-movie horror is your thing, you may find something here to your liking. Kino has a wide variety of high definition releases, too. First, there’s the box set, The 3D Nudie Cuties Collection (1951 - 1962) contains a series of R-rated adult films featuring an added dimension - one of which was co-directed by a very young Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse Now). On a completely different note, you can pick up a Special Edition Blu-ray of the Oscarnominated Kundun (1997) from Martin Scorcese (Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed). It tells the life story and difficulties faced by the 14th Dalai Lama. The disc includes a feature-length making-of documentary, an hour-long doc on the Dalai Lama, a 30-minute talk with Scorcese, the full EPK, a film historian audio commentary and interviews with the movie’s composer and editor. You can also pick up the Michael J. Fox show-biz comedy Life with Mikey (1993) on Blu-ray, in addition to the French film La Marseillaise (1938) and the anthology comedy New York Stories (1989), which features three different segments directed by Martini Scorcese, Francis Ford Coppola and Woody Allen. Additionally, the distributor has a Special Edition Blu-ray of the womenin-prison picture, Nightmare in Badham County (1976). This release includes 2K transfers of two cuts of the film (the TV and R-rated theatrical cut) along with a director interview and a film historian commentary. Severin also has some B-movie horror coming your way on Blu-ray: titles include Byleth: The Demon of Incest (1972), a Limited Edition of Paganini Horror (1989) and the old monster movie, Werewolf in a Girls’ Dormitory (1961). VCI has decided to release the Bela Lugosi f lick, T he Human Monster (1939) aka Dark Eyes of London on Blu-ray. This one arrives with a film historian commentary and a few other bonuses. Mill Creek is well known for affordably priced Blu-rays. This week sees them putting out a double feature disc of Little Women (1994) and Marie Antoinette (2006). Warner Archive has a couple of notable made-to-order Blurays to boast about as well. The first is the Oscar-winning Jack Lemmon drama, Days of Wine and Roses (1962), about a young

woman who marries an alcoholic and develops his affl iction. The second is the Jackie Chan action flick, Mr. Nice Guy (1997). It’s about a reporter who videotapes a gangland deal and is hunted down. She accidentally bumps into a chef/TV-show host and switches tapes with him. He must use his kung-fu to avoid being killed by various thugs. Sammo Hung directs and has a part in the proceedings. The film has been given a new 4K scan of the original camera negative and is presented in its complete form (the North American theatrical release had 9 minutes of material edited out of it). It’s the 25th anniversary of the animated feature The Swan Pr incess (1994) and Sony is celebrating with a Blu-ray release. Loosely based on the ballet Swan Lake, it features the voice talent of Jack Palance, Sandy Duncan, Steven Wright and John Cleese. Finally, some of the bigger studios are also making a few catalogue titles available in 4K with improved picture and sound. Lionsgate has the underrated Arnold Schwarzenegger/ Jim Belushi buddy action flick, Red Heat (1988). Paramount is rereleasing the Jimmy Stewart classic, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) on Blu-ray. And Warner Bros. would like you to be aware of a new 80th Anniversary 4K edition of the family favorite, The Wizard of Oz (1939). Most of these titles come packed with the same extras along with the picture upgrade.

You Know, For Kids! Here are some titles that may appeal to youngsters and the young-at-heart. The Swan Princess (1994) 25th Anniversary The Wizard of Oz (1939) 80th Anniversary 4K Edition

On the Tube! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. Animal Babies: First Year on Earth (PBS) B a t m a n B e y o n d: T he Complete Series & Return of the Joker (Animated) A Discovery of Witches: Series 1 A French Village: The Complete Series Queens of Mystery: Series 1 Warrior: Season 1 COMMUNITY


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26-50 WORDS: $10 51-75: WORDS: $20 76-100 WORDS: $30 $10 FOR EACH ADD’L 25 WORDS

*** HOMES FOR SALE October 25, 2019 McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions: POSITION: Firefighter/EMT DEPARTMENT: McKinley County Fire/EMS FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 9, 2019 Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www.co.mckinley.nm.us Dezirie Gomez CPO Human Resource Director ***

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EMAIL: GALLUPSUNLEGALS@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM pic and text. Deadline for submission Tuesday 5 pm. Email: gallupsun@gmail.com NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Self-Storage Lien Act of the State of New Mexico, Section 48-11-7, that the following personal property will be sold or otherwise disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and other related charges. The personal property is located at ADOBE SELF-STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. Unit Number: 101 Name and Last Known Ad-

dress of Occupant: Jansen Peshlakai P. O. Box 1094 Churchrock, NM 87311 Description of Personal Property: Trailer hitch, 3 tool bags w/tools, wrench, hooks, towing straps, saw, hammer, heavy duty boots, and numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 103 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Charlene Manuelito P. O. Box 131

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October 25, 2019 McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions:

McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions:

POSITION: Firefighter/EMT (Part-Time)

POSITION: Sergeant

DEPARTMENT: McKinley County Fire/EMS

DEPARTMENT: McKinley County Adult Detention Center

FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 9, 2019

FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: November 9, 2019

Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www.co.mckinley.nm.us

Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www.co.mckinley.nm.us

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DELIVERY DRIVER

Dezirie Gomez CPO Human Resource Director

BLACK MESA FUELS LLC. – GALLUP NM Full-time | Part-time Seeking Class A CDL Drivers with 2 years minimum experience required. Experienced in Belly Dump and Sand and Gravel hauling. Black Mesa Fuels hauls within the radius of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. The job requires that you be adaptable to different jobs which also may include occasional out of state work. Applicant must be willing to start immediately after hire. We are looking for safe and reliable drivers who are eager to begin working with a good attitude. Full time and Part time positions are available and must be willing to work weekends and ready to start IMMEDIATELY after hiring. Driver expectations: - Good communication skills - Class A CDL - Clean MVR - Good attitude - Able to follow directions

- Comply with all DOT and in-house regulations and rules. - Pre and post trips - Correctly filling out paperwork - Safely transporting material from one location to another - Turning in paperwork daily

When applying please provide the following: - Long Form (Physical form) - State Motor Vehicle Report - Medical Card - Class A CDL - Social Security Card

Please apply in person at Gas Up Gas station at 920 E Hwy 66.

Ask for Jenna Plummer

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 29 Tohatchi, NM 87325 Description of Personal Property: 2 tables, highchair, space heater, sandpainting, 9 yardsticks, plastic bowls, and numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 204 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Kathleen Jones P. O. Box 373 Gamerco, NM 87317 Description of Personal Property: Broom, dust pan, Television, table, stool, duffel bag, and numerous totes, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 230 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Elisha Benally P. O. Box 3552 Gallup, NM 87305 Description of Personal Property: Baby stroller, old box TV, footlocker, broom, corner table, dresser top (no dresser), RCA entertainment system, wood box, 2 toy guitars, toy gun and toy blade (2-sided). Unit Number: 331 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Chelby Castillo 714-1/2 E. Mesa, Apt. A Gallup, NM 87301

Description of Personal Property: Microwave oven, folding tables, lamp, propane tank, plastic patio tables, shop vacuum, fan, clothes, shoes, snow shovel, table, bar stool, and numerous totes, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 423 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Charlene Manuelito P. O. Box 131 Tohatchi, NM 87325 Description of Personal Property: Banker’s filing boxes, space heater, metal desk, chair, Christmas tree, camping cooler, fan, and numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 435 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Lana Thomas 709 W. Aztec Ave., Apt. A Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: Speaker, 2 snow shovels, bow and arrows, weights, tools, and numerous totes, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 445 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Sherie Nez P. O. Box 162 Ft. Wingate, NM 87316 Description of Personal Property: Jack, CD/DVD cabinet, black

metal stand, Razor scooter, and numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Tuesday, the 12th day of November, 2019, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at ADOBE SELF-STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. The property can be viewed at 9:00 a.m. the day of the sale. The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. This Notice is being published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. 1st Publication Friday, October 25, 2019 2nd Publication Friday, November 1, 2019 *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF MCKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO In the Matter of the Estate of RUDOLPH ABENCIO SALAZAR, Deceased No. D-1113-PB-2019-00031 AMENDED NOTICE CREDITORS

MOLLY GRACE SALAZAR has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of RUDOLPH ABENCIO SALAZAR, deceased. All persons having claims against this estate are required to

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present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Personal Representative at the offices of Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, attorneys for the Personal Representative, or filed with the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: MOLLIE GRACE SALAZAR MASON & ISAACSON, P.A. JAMES J. MASON ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 104 EAST AZTEC AVENUE GALLUP, NM 87301 505-722-4463 Published on: October 25, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 8, 2019 *** GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY INVITATION to BID for ONE or TWO VEHICLES Bid#: 2019-ADM-01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that the Gallup Housing Authority [GHA] will receive competitive sealed bids [quotes] for Fleet vehicles, until the closing date and time designated below, at which time bids [quotes] will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bid specifications and bid [quote] documents can be obtained from the Gallup Housing Authority at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 during posted office hours; or by making an email request to: richard.kontz@galluphousing. com Bidders are hereby notified that the Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition, the New Mexico criminal statues impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.

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DATE CLOSED and BID OPENING: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11 am Local Time RECEIPT OF BIDS: Bids may be hand carried to the Authorized Purchasing Agent of the GHA at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico; OR Bids may be mailed

to the attention of the Authorized Purchasing Agent of the GHA at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301. The GHA shall not be responsible for bids that are mailed and not received by the opening date and time specified in the solicitation. LATE BIDS: Any bids received after the bid [quote] opening date and time will be returned unopened. SIGNATURE OF AUTHORIZED PURCHASING OFFICER: [s] Richard F. Kontz DATE AUTHORIZED: October 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm Published on: November 1, 2019 *** PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019. Item One will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on December 10th, 2019. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: CASE # 1900900001: City initiated request to amend Title 10 “Land Development Standards” of the Municipal Code of the City of Gallup Section 10-2-B-a “Residential”; Subsections 10-2-B-a-i-A2, 10-2-B-a-ii-A2, 10-2-B-a-iii-A1b and 10-2-B-aiv-A2b. Amend the maximum number of accessory structures allowed within the Rural Residential, Single-Family Residential, Multi-Family Residential Low and Multi-Family Residential Medium Zone Districts from one (1) to three (3) accessory structures. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 8631244, 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 PUBLISH: 1 November 2019 CLASSIFIEDS


COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 7, 2019 FRIDAY, November 1

GET UP & GAME

12 pm-4 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.

MONEY CLUB

4 pm-6 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join the Money Club for a demonstration of how to file your FAFSA. Bring your 2018 tax returns. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm. gov; (505) 863-1291.

GALLUP AQUATIC CENTER BOARD MEETING

9 am @ Gallup McKinley County Schools Central Office (640 Boardman Dr.).

7TH ANNUAL VETERANS STAND DOWN/HAND UP PROJECT

9 am-7 pm @ Red Rock Park, Gallup. SATURDAY, November 2

MCKINLEY CITIZEN’S RECYCLING COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING REPLACED IN NOVEMBER

November 2 meeting will not be held. Instead, everyone is invited to America Recycles Day instead from 9 am-3 pm at the Gallup Community Service Center - Old Bingo Hall (410 Bataan Veterans St.). Family-friendly event is free and open to all. For more information: contact Gerald & Millie (505) 722-5142; Linda (505) 905- 5966, or betsywindisch@ yahoo.com

RECYCLING & CRAFTS FAIR

9 am-3 pm @ Gallup Community Service Center - Old Bingo Hall (410 Bataan Veterans St.). Family-friendly event is free and open to all. For more information: contact Gerald & Millie (505) 722-5142; Linda (505) 905- 5966, or betsywindisch@yahoo.com

FILL THAT TRUCK

10 am-3 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). The goal of this Community Pantry event on is to collect 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food.

STORY TIME SATURDAYS

11 am-12 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup) . We’re celebrationg Native American Heritage month with books by Native authors.

2020-2021 FAFSA FILING

9 am-1 pm @ UNM-Gallup Financial Aid Office SSTC 223 (705 Gurley Ave.). Please bring FSA ID, 2018 Federal Taxes; 2018 W2s; Parent FSA ID; Parent 2018 Federal Taxes; 2018 W2 SUNDAY, November 3

SACRED HEART BAZAAR

12 pm-4 pm Sacred Heart CALENDAR

High School Gym @ 515 Park Ave. For more information: (505) 722-6644.

DAY LIGHT SAVINGS CHANGES TO STANDARD TIME

2 am-2:01am. Fall back. Turn your clocks back one hour. MONDAY, November 4

SCOUT RECRUITMENT EVENT

6 pm-8 pm @Veterans Helping Veterans Building, 908 E. Buena Vista Ave., Gallup in Ford Canyon. BSA Troop 40 and the Cub Scouts will host a recruitment event. Boys and girls and their parents are invited to learn about scouting. For more information: Sharlene Begay-Plateroemail sharbp110@gmail.com; (505) 879-0392

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.

SPA DAY

11 am-6 p, @ UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Dept. (705 Gurley Ave.). First appointment 11 am. Last appointment 6 pm. Facials, Manicures and Pedicures are $5 each. For appointment, call (505) 8637561 TUESDAY, November 5

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.

JOB HUNT WITH GOOGLE

3 pm-4 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Workshops for job seekers and career climbers. For more information: libtrain@gallupnm.gov; (505) 863-1291.

CURSIVE & CALLIGRAPHY WRITING WORKSHOP

4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Learn how to write in cursive and about calligraphy techniques. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm. gov; (505) 726-6120.

RESUMES WITH RESULTS

4 pm-5pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Workshops for job seekers and career climbers. For more information: libtrain@gallupnm.gov; (505) 863-1291. WEDNESDAY, November 6

STORY TIME WEDNESDAYS

10:30a,m-11 am @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.,

CALENDAR

Gallup). We’re celebrating Native American Heritage month with books by Native authors.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS

5:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). This week’s film: Remember the Titans

OPEN MAKERSPACE TECH TAKE APART

4 pm-6 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Get technical this month where we will take apart computers, keyboards and other electronics. Intended for ages 8 and above. THURSDAY, November 7

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)

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

GALLUP-OPOLY FAMILY GAME NIGHT

6 pm-8 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Gallup-opoly game boards and teams of people ready to take over Gallup. Do you have what it takes to build an empire and rule Gallup? For more information: mdchavez@gallupnm. gov; (505) 863-1291. ONGOING

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE

9 am-12 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 

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.

NO HALF STEPPING

9 am-11am @ Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup). AA meeting Tuesdays. For more information: (505) 862-1911.

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.

GALLUP STORYTELLERS TOASTMASTERS

6:30 pm @ Earl’s Restaurant (1400 E. Hwy. 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-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.

Gallup) (in the library). All are welcome.

COMMUNITY PANTRY

10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday (1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd., Gallup). The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 7268068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.

FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY

7 pm-9 pm Friday @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, (306 S. Second St., Gallup) Gallup’s longest-running live show!

GALLUP SOLAR

ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS DOG TRAINING

6 pm-8 pm Wednesdays (113 E. Logan, Gallup). Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Call (505) 7289246 for info.

ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS HORSE DEMO

6 pm Thursday (309 Chino 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.  

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).

11 am every Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, N.M.). For more information email reawakeningsinc@gmail.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 reawakeningsinc@gmail.com

FREE HIV RAPID TESTING

9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday Thursday @ First Nations Community HealthSource, (1630 S. Second St., Cedar Hills Plaza 262-#11, Gallup). 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, Gallup). Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.

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.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS

SAVE THE DATE

ZUNI PUEBLO SHOW

7 pm-9 pm Nov. 9 @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Artist Arnulfo Peña explores “a beautiful land and a beautiful people” in new paintings.

MCKINLEY COUNTY DEMOCRATS TOWN HALL

6 pm @ Veterans Hall at Ford Canyon Park Thursday Nov. 14. Various candidates will answer questions from the public.

HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS GALA

5:30 pm-12 am @ Elks Lodge (1112 Susan Ave.) Saturday, Nov. 16. Decorating will begin at 3 pm Nov 15. This is a Community Pantry event.

2ND LOOK ON 2ND STREET

Stroll “Gallery Row” in downtown Gallup Nov. 19 for art shows, artist talks and artist demos at opo, ART123, LOOM Galleries and Camille’s Sidewalk Café.

WINE & PAINTING

6 pm-9 pm Nov. 21 @ ART 123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.).

RED ROCK BALLOON GLOW

6 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Sat. Dec. 7. This Community Pantry event will include sales of hot chocolate.

FESTIVAL OF TREES

6 pm-8 pm Tuesdays (1375 Nov 25 - Dec 7 @ Rio West Elva Dr., Gallup) A Christ-cen- Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). tered recovery program that Tickets will be sold in the mall will help you heal from the for this Community Pantry pain of your unmanaged hurts, event. habits and hang-ups. Joshua Generation for Jesus. For information, call (505) 870-2175. To post a nonprofit or

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

6 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays, @ First United Methodist Church, (1800 Redrock Dr.,-

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