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DEMS COME TO TALK Candidates for Congress address McKinley County issues By Dee Velasco For the Sun


he McKinley County Democratic Pa r t y ho s t e d t he 2 019 D e m o c r a t i c Congressional forum at the Ga l lup - McK i n ley Cou nt y

Schools board room Nov. 14. The public was invited to hear congressional candidates’ positions on the issues. In attendance were candidates Teresa Leger Fernandez, Santa Fe District Attorney Marco Serna, Kyle Tisdel, Valerie Plame, Laura Montoya,

Joseph Louis Sanchez. Each candidate is hoping to win the seat in Congress. Also present were Mary Ann Armijo, Democratic chairman, and current Senator George Munoz, D-Gallup. The walls displayed rally posters. The boardroom was filled with community

members. After welcoming statements by Armijo, candidates were asked questions from the audience. Each candidate had one minute to state their answer. “What do you feel is adequate health care and how affordable can it be?”

Sa nchez sa id ever yone should have access to universal health care, especially those in the rural areas of New Mexico. “Let’s work on getting everybody universal health care, that


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We are all our brothers’ keepers GALLUP INVITES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ENDING DEATH BY EXPOSURE By Beth Blakeman & William Madaras Associate Editor & For the Sun


WellSpring Recovery Center and Community Work Service Progra m members across Gallup to distribute posters to raise awareness of exposure deaths and ways to help. The signs urge everyone to get involved in the effort to reach zero exposure deaths this winter. “Watch for impaired people in the evenings. Don’t let them freeze to death. They need shelter for the night. Ignoring them is neglect,” the sign advises. Dooley says, “In the collaborative, we have identified over 130 agencies that help in one way or another with the

problems of alcoholism, and homelessness. These are agencies that are non profits, [for] profits, city, tribal, federal, state. [The] community comes forward and helps a great deal with the homeless population.” What’s more, she points out, there is a way for every member of the community to participate in this effort. “If you see something, do something. All it takes is a phone call and a location. You don’t even have to wait for Metro’s van to arrive, you have done your part…We


2016, the year the Freezing Campaign began. The campaign was launched to prevent deaths from exposure i n Ga l lup a nd McK i n ley County. Fueled by volunteers and hospital staff, it sends

ne freezing death is too m a n y during the cold season i n Ga l lup. A s the winter season takes hold, Ju l ia na Dooley descr ibes the weather as cold and wet. Dooley is the behavioral hea lt h col labo rative coordinator for Rehoboth M c K i n l e y Christian Health Care Services. Dooley grew up in Gallup. She Juliana Dooley, behavioral health collaborative coordinator started working for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. Photo a t R MCHC S i n Credit: Courtesy of Juliana Dooley

The RMCHCS Freezing Campaign is fueled by volunteers and hospital staff. Back row from left: Lee Morris, Latanya Francisco, Mike Lowley, Randy Morris, Dora Kalleco, Josh Morris, Jason Farnham. Front row from left: William Camarota, director, behavioral special projects; Crystal Paylusi, Jennifer Sanchez, Bernadine Brown, Samuel Sandoval, Shannette Alonzo, Stephan Poncho, and Juliana Dooley, director behavioral health collaborative director. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS



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RMCHCS Lab Reaches Highest Accreditation It is with the greatest pleasure that I send this letter of acknowledgement, recognizing Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services' Laboratory Department on their outstanding performance during their biennial College of American Pathologists (CAP) survey inspection. This was conducted on August 23, 2019 by Dr. Richard S. Kinsey and his team. The laboratory has officially received their full-accreditation letter from the College of American Pathologists November 15, 2019. The College of American Pathologists (CAP), RMCHCS’s Laboratory Department’s accreditation body, survey consists of more than 4500 elements of performance which must be adhered to by the respective laboratory organization. Any such outliers will result in a level 1 or 2 deficiency, and if any egregious deficiency is found, or if too many deficiencies are present, an Immediate Jeopardy of Patient Care status may be issued, thereby causing the laboratory to cease all functions. The Laboratory Director is ultimately responsible for their laboratory meeting and maintaining compliance. This requires review of enormous amounts of documents including: daily patient testing results, Quality Control and Corrective Action documentation, calibration, correlation and linearity studies, precision and bias of instrumentation and of laboratory results, equipment maintenance and accuracy of results, adequate staffing of qualified laboratory personnel, competencies and a host of other administrative duties which may seem exhaustive and unattainable to the lay-person. I must say that this is not my case, though, and I am truly blessed with a remarkable and outstanding group of laboratory professionals who have made my life easy. Because of their dedication to this organization, commitment to their profession, our patients and our community, my fear of a non-compliant laboratory is non-existent. I am always confident that our laboratory will meet, if not exceed, the standards needed to provide accurate, reliable and outstanding laboratory services to our providers and, ultimately, our patients. Sincerely, George Brasinikas, MD, FCAP, FASCP RMCHC Laboratory Director and Chief of Pathology Dear RMCHCS Laboratory Employees, Speaking for the RMCHCS Board of Trustees, I want to congratulate you on receiving re-accreditation from the College of American Pathologists. I have worked with many of you over the past 31 years, and my patients have always received the utmost in kind and professional services. Your work is much appreciated by all of us.

Laura Hammons, MD, Chairman of the Board


On behalf of the entire hospital and staff, I congratulate the Laboratory Department for a superb job in meeting the highest laboratory standards in the Nation. The College of American Pathologists is the gold standard for hospital laboratories. There are several other lab accreditations, but none are as strict as CAP. There are 4,500 different standards, which a hospital must pass in order to meet accreditation. The survey itself has approximately 2500 different questions to determine whether you meet the standards. In the case of RMCHCS, there were a total of 285 questions at College Clinic. There were 305 questions at the Red Rock Clinic. And there were 1,844 questions at the hospital. Combined, there were 2,434 questions and the hospital scored a whopping 98%. It is with great respect for the work, the accuracy, and the caring of the laboratory technologists that we say “THANK YOU!” RMCHCS David Conejo, CEO, RM

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he McKinley County Board of Commissioners discussed two resolutions relating to the office building for the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at 206 W. Coal Ave. W. Coal Ave. during their Nov. 19 meeting. The two resolutions included budgeted revenue and expenses of $50,000 for repairs to the building, received from the State of New Mexico, as well as $50,000

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he Board Room of the Student Support Center, 640 Boardman Ave., was fi lled to the brim Nov. 18 for

GMCS students recognized with Board Scholar Awards

NATIONAL RODEO QUALIFIER RIDERS ALSO RECOGNIZED the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education meeting. Students from 15 different schools across the district were present to receive Board Scholar Awards from the Board of Education. GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt voiced his appreciation to the parents and families of students. “They could not get where they are with their achievements without your support,” Hyatt said. Over 100 students were recognized Nov. 18 by the GMCS Board of Education for achieving a high score on last spring’s state test. Each received a plaque bearing their name, as well as identifying the subject in which they excelled, such as Math, English Language Arts, and Science. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye TEST SCORES

The Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education recognized students named National Rodeo Qualifiers Nov. 18. Back row, from left: Board Secretary Michael Schaaf, Board Vice President Christopher Mortensen, and GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt. Front row, from left: Hunter Gonzales, Kaden Jodie, Landon Munoz, and Matthew Jodie. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

Hyatt said the students who were recognized scored an “Advanced” rank during last spring’s state test. “This is not an easy test,” Hyatt said. “This is something that is actually quite difficult, especially scoring that high.” “The students in this room would not be here in this room without the support systems at home and in the classroom,” GMCS Asst. Superintendent Gerald Horacek said. “We really appreciate what you do


GMCS student Elizabeth Anderson accepts a Board Scholar Award from District Superintendent Mike Hyatt Nov. 18 at a ceremony at the Student Support Center, 640 Boardman Ave. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

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Crownpoint mother is facing two counts of child abuse, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an incident in Gallup Nov. 14. McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Anthony Morales was on patrol when he observed a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Boardman Avenue and Highway 66. A silver Nissan Sentra ran a red light on Highway 66 and slammed into the driver’s side of a white Chevrolet Silverado, which was traveling north on Boardman Avenue and turning left onto Highway 66.

T h e Silverado was hit with such force that it spun around 180 degrees a nd rol led Violet Begaye i nto a red Chev rolet Malibu that was in front of Morales’ patrol unit. Morales made contact with the driver of the Sentra, (name withheld), and the passenger, the mother of the driver, later identified as Violet Jean Begaye, 48. Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling and Deputy James Sanchez arrived shortly afterward. Houghtaling spoke with the

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etectives and agents of the Gallup Police Department arrested DeShawn Yazzie, 18, of Gallup, just before 9 am Nov. 21. Yazzie was located in a vehicle on the west side of Gallup. Ya zzie wa s wa nted for attempted murder, among other charges, after allegedly shooting multiple people at the Gallup Skate Park, 308 E. Hwy. 66, Oct. 14. He was taken into custody without incident and was booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on those charges. T H E S K AT E PA R K SHOOTING The Oct. 14 shooting left three victims in the hospital and the skate park has been NEWS

closed indefinitely ever since. A round 6:30 pm Oct. 14,t h ree brothers were at the skate pa rk when one of DeShawn Yazzie two suspects, Juan A ngel, 15, of Gallup, approached them and said he was going to shoot them. The brothers were able to tackle Angel and disarm him. But then another suspect, later identified as Yazzie, came up and began shooting at them as well. All three brothers were injured, and Yazzie left the scene and was not seen again until his arrest.

underage driver, who admitted to having two beers earlier in the day. Both the driver and Begaye had bloodshot, watery eyes. Houghta ling a sked the driver why her mother allowed her to drive in her state. The driver said she had gone to Ford Canyon Park to pick up her friend, another passenger in the Sentra. Begaye said both the driver and her friend were intoxicated when they arrived, but she allowed the driver behind the wheel, because she was not feeling well. While Begaye was questioned, Sanchez attempted to issue the standard field sobriety test to the driver, but she was unable to follow

directions, saying her knees were in pain and she was not able to stand or walk straight. After being read the New Mex ico I mpl ied Con sent Advisory, the driver was transported to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office for a breath test. She posted two samples of .22. Morales spoke with the drivers of the Silverado and the Malibu, both of whom appeared fine along with their passengers. When the Sentra was ready to be towed away, Morales checked inside the vehicle and found a bottle of Importers Vodka in the back seat where the driver’s friend sat. Begaye complained of an injury, so she was transported to Gallup India n Medical

Cent er ’s emergency room for medica l clea ra nce. The driver was also t a ken to GIMC for clearance and was then transported to Farmington Juvenile Detention Center and booked on charges of aggravated DWI, running a red light, failure to yield, having an open container in the vehicle, and not having a license. After receiving medical clearance, Begaye was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center. Violet Begaye was charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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Lane Charley Nov. 14, 8:36 pm Aggravated DWI (4th offense)

Ga llup P o l i c e Officer C i n d y Romancito s a i d she was stopped at a red light. When it turned green, she waited at the intersection. Before she started moving a black truck zoomed past her and failed to stop for a red light. She immediately pursued the truck. She caught up with it after it turned into the Dollar General store at 2408 E. Hwy. 66, where it stopped. S he a p pr o a c he d t he truck and informed Albert Nez, 47, of Sanders, why she was there. He denied going through the red light. As she spoke to him, Romancito said she could smell the odor of alcohol coming from within the car. He attempted to hide a can of Budweiser with his knee against the console. Then, he admitted to consuming two cans. She asked if he was willing to take the standard field sobriety tests. He asked her if she planned to take him to jail. She responded by saying she could not force him to take the tests. He said he did not want to take the tests and was arrested for DWI.

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Darren Tsosie Nov. 11, 5:25 pm Aggravated DWI (1st offense) McKinley County Lieutenant Monty Yazzie sa id he wa s on rout i ne patrol on t h e Defiance Draw Road when he saw a driver go pa st a stop sign without hitting the brakes. He conduc t ed a routine traffic stop and began talking to the driver, who he identified as Darren Tsosie, 27, of Phoenix. Yazzie said he noticed that Tsosie was slu r r i ng h i s word s a nd showed other signs of being intoxicated, including giving him his credit card when he asked to see his driver’s license. Tsosie admitted he had been drinking. As he got out

of his vehiThank your customers & wish them a cle, he closed the door on his right fingers with a corner ad! and didn’t seem to notice it. When asked if he was willing to take the standard field sobriety tests, Tsosie would not cooperate a nd laughed, making no sense. ness He was arrested for DWI. w i t h Later, when an attempt was t h e made to take a breath alco- driver and hol test, he found Tsosie p a s s e n ge r s passed out in the back of j u s t s i t t i n g +tax Yazzie’s unit. Yazzie tried there. per unsuccessfully to wake S he s a id w he n ad Tsosie up and took that as she arrived, she talked a refusal to take the test. t o t he d r iver, W i lbu r Johnson, 62, of Yah-Ta-Hay. Wilbur Johnson His car had a flat tire, which Nov. 7, 2:28 pm Johnson said occurred as he Aggravated DWI (4th was leaving the gas station and hit the island. offense) Williams said Johnson M c K i n l e y C o u n t y did not slur his words, nor Sheriff’s Deputy Savannah did he show signs of being Williams intoxicated. He did, howsaid she ever, have a puffy eye and was disinjuries to his face, which patched to he said he received the day Toh at ch i before when he was trying where a to get stuff out of the trunk bla ck ca r was parked WEEKLY DWI a t a bu s i | SEE PAGE 25

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Gallup P o l i c e Officer C i n d y Romancito said she was dispatched to the 2300 block of West Highway 66 to back up another officer who had conducted a traffic stop. When she got to the site, she found another officer talking to Lane Charley 29, of Thoreau, who had been stopped when the officer noticed his headlights were not on and then watched as both his tires went onto the r umble strip off the roadway. The officer said when he contacted Charley, he s aw a n open cont a i ner of l iquor i n h i s veh icle a nd smelled the odor of alcohol. Roma ncito sad she asked him if he was willing to take the standard fi eld sobriety tests. But he said no, because he didn’t want to make himself look like a fool. He was then charged with DWI. He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .25, .22 and .24.

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EXPOSURE | FROM PAGE 4 have zero tolerance for people dying from exposure.” The Ga llup Police Department reports that four residents died from hypothermia in 2017, and three died in 2018. So far in 2019, there have been no deaths from hypothermia reported. Dooley says, more people are stepping up to participate in the campaign this year. Those who wish to participate can reach her directly at (505) 726-6851. HOW IT WORKS Dooley explains someone could be walking into a grocery store and see someone who was incapacitated. They would immediately know a number to call to help that person. “The City of Gallup has s t epped for wa rd i n t h i s endeavor also, because the community service aides are very caring. They will pick up the individual and take them to a center where they can be warm and be fed and they can stay there for 72 hours or until they have their capacities

about them and they can leave.” Na Nihzhoozhi Center, Inc. Executive Director Kevin Foley says the center offers indoor comfort mats for sleeping to those needing shelter for the night. His facility can offer accommodations for up to 150 detoxing, treatment, and shelter people. He also notes that those requiring shelter will be provided breakfast. T he Ga l lup Pol ice Department oversees the metro dispatch van which will assist residents needing help. Gallup Police Chief Franklin Boyd says, “Anybody can call Metro Dispatch or 911 if they observe anyone laying (sic) on the ground and obviously in need of assistance, especially during inclement weather. Skilled dispatchers are trained to quickly dispatch emergency services as well as aid and transportation to NCI, where those needing help can remain sheltered for up to 72 hours.” “It is not uncommon for them to locate near frozen people in places they would not have been found otherwise, had they not literally walked these cold, dark and hidden areas well after  midnight  in freezing temperatures,” Boyd

pointed out. Metro Dispatch will launch a new dispatch software system in mid-November that will greatly assist the campaign. The system offers proximity dispatching, which maps out calls for service and officers’ locations, so dispatchers can quickly match units to specific calls. It also helps identify which jurisdiction a call is in, so dispatchers know which law enforcement agency to notify. For its part, the Gallup Chamber of Commerce is urging members to participate in the advertising campaign to prevent deaths by exposure. Ga l lup - McK i n ley Cou nt y Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Lee says, “We welcome this opportunity and urge members to post the flyers we have sent them. We are asking [that] they be prominent and posted in appropriate windows and other publicly accessible display areas in your establishment.” As Dooley puts it “If a relative needs help, you don’t want to leave them out in the cold, that’s for sure.” Call McKinley County’s Metro Dispatch at

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Ceremonial war shield returned to Acoma Pueblo DISCOVERED AT AUCTION IN PARIS, FRANCE Staff Reports


he Eve Auction House in Paris, France surrendered the “BOUCLIER DE GUERRE PUEBLO PROBABLEMENT ACOMA OU JEMEZ XIX SIĂˆCLE OU PLUS ANCIEN CUIR.â€? (Shield of war pueblo probably Acoma or Jemez XIX century or more old leather), to a Special Agent of the FBI’s Art Crime Team on Nov. 12. But that all happened after this sacred item with historical, traditional,

cultural and ongoing religious importance to the people of the Pueblo of Acoma, was spotted by an expert in American Indian artifacts as part of Lot #68 in the auction house. In the course of the FBI’s investigation, tribal leaders showed pictures of the Ceremonial Shield that was being offered for sale to an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Acoma. The tribal member identified the photographs as depicting the exact Shield her grandfather had used in cultural and religious ceremonies for the Pueblo. Her grandfather

had held the position of traditional kiva leader and cultural practitioner with the Pueblo. As such, he was the caretaker of this Ceremonial Shield, which was kept in the family home atop the mesa known as Sky City, within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Acoma. On July 20, 2016, the U.S. filed a civil complaint seeking forfeiture of the Acoma Shield from the auction house. The complaint alleged that on May 27,


The Acoma Pueblo Ceremonial Shield that was removed from the auction block in Paris. It will soon be back in New Mexico. Photo Credit: Courtesy of FBI

President Nez signs long-awaited master agriculture lease for NAPI Staff Reports


ARMINGTON - Navajo Nat ion P re sident Jonatha n Nez wa s j oi ne d by Na v a j o Agricultural Products Industry Board of Directors, Nov. 18, as he signed the fi rst-phase master agriculture lease for the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry to continue operations on approximately 72,000 acres of Navajo land located south west of Farmington, N.M. NAPI officials said the Navajo enterprise had worked toward finalizing the lease agreement for several years. The Navajo Nation created NAPI in 1970 to operate and manage the Navajo India n Ir r igation Project, which authorized the use of over 110,000 acres of land and water resources to be used to grow agricultural products. Since then, the enterprise continues to expand and offer a wide variety of food products for sale. “The Nez-Lizer Administration commends the NAPI Board and all of their employees for continuing the success of NAPI and the development of NIIP. The master lease process took years to develop and went through a lengthy review process before reaching this point today,� Nez said as he signed the fi nal lease agreement at the NAPI NEWS

Headquarters. Council Delegate Rickie Nez, who a lso cha irs the Nav a jo Na t ion Cou nc i l’s Resources and Development Committee, sponsored legislation to support the master agriculture lease, which was eventually approved by the RDC. At the meeting, the group also received several reports and updates regarding the Bisti Solar Project in the community of Huerfano, a hemp pilot research project


Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signs the master agriculture lease for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry at NAPI Headquarters in Farmington, N.M. Nov. 18. Photo Credit: OPVP

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I N DOW ROCK , A r i z . - Nav a jo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer fi nalized a contract Nov. 18 for James D. Zwierlein, who has served as the acting director of the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration since July. With the new contract, he will serve as the executive director. “Mr. Zwierlein’s military background and knowledge will be very beneficial for the Nation as we work with federal and state agencies and Navajo veterans organizations to assist and empower our veterans on the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. Zwierlein has resided in Nahodishgish, N.M. for nearly four years with his wife Marie Zwierlein and their two children. Prior to his appointment, Zwierlein served as an executive staff assistant with the Office of the President and Vice

President and was assigned to work on housing issues, including veterans housing. Zwierlein was honorably discharged in 2011 after approximately 15 years of service in various capacities with the Marine Corps, which included serving as a liaison to members of the U.S. Intelligence Oversight Committee, as an Operations Chief with the 11th Marine Artillery Regiment, in which he managed and coordinated nation-building projects in Afghanistan to rebuild and stabilize local economies. He also served as a project manager at Camp Las Pulgas in Calif., where he managed the construction of several new facilities for U.S. Marine and Navy personnel.  Following his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, he served as the operations manager for a residential construction company, to create the company’s strategic plans to build homes and generate a

Navajo Nation Veterans Administration Executive Director James D. Zwierlein with his wife and children at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. Photo Credit: OPVP

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James D. Zwierlein and Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez. Photo Credit: OPVP highly-skilled workforce using local labor forces. Among other responsibilities, Nez and Lizer have made Zwierlein responsible for implementing housing manufacturing facilities on the Navajo Nation to construct and deliver homes for Navajo veterans and others. “Homes are needed in every community across our Nation and with Mr. Zwierlein’s background, and having been in the housing industry, we’re confident he will help build more homes under the Veterans Housing Program and for Navajo families,” Lizer said. Zwierlein said he is grateful

for the opportunity to serve the Nation and that he looks forward to building positive working relationships with the Navajo Nation Veterans Advisory Council and veterans organizations and advocates throughout the Navajo Nation. “I am excited that we have finally been able to put this contract in place, so that now we can focus on more important issues that will help our veterans get the service they need. I’m grateful for the opportunity and thankful to President Nez and Vice President Lizer for having confidence in me to fi ll this position,” Zwierlein stated.  NEWS





ehoboth McK inley Christian Health Care Services CEO David Conejo was named Chairman of HealthSure’s Community Hospital Insurance Coalition Member Relations Committee Nov. 19. CHIC is one of the many options available through the Rural Hospital Insurance of America program. RHIA empowers rural hospitals with group buying power, reduced risk and shared wisdom. As chairman, Conejo will

educate rural hospital leaders about CHIC membership benefits. “David will be instrumental to CHIC’s continued growth,” HealthSure CEO Brant Couch sa id. “H i s st reng t h a s a thought leader, speaker and rural healthcare professional will accelerate CHIC’s growth dramatically.” CHIC offers members: • Group buying programs. • Risk sharing vehicles such as captives, risk retention groups and PEOs. • Employee benefits. • Property insurance • Liability protection

• Workers compensation • Equipment contract maintenance alternative Hospital growth helps New Mexico fill physician need New Mexico currently has a shortage of physicians in 32 of its 33 counties, but hospital growth attracts physicians. A long-stated goal of New Mexico’s healthcare community is to bridge the gap in rural health and ensure adequate and appropriate care is available to all New Mexicans regardless of their address. “Better healthcare helps

drive development and growth in rural areas like McKinley County. CHIC will be a key factor in improving the fi nancial health of member hospitals. Healthy hospitals serve the economic underpinnings of organizations and attract businesses, education facilities and consumer enterprises,” Conejo says. “I look forward to working with CHIC to make New Mexico a healthier state.” Conejo is also president of the New Mexico Rural Health Network and board member of the New Mexico Hospital Association.

David Conejo, CEO Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services

Vaping-related lung injury cases in New Mexico rises to 20 VITAMIN E ACETATE IMPLICATED IN VAPING-RELATED LUNG INJURY Staff Reports


ANTA Fe - The New Mexico Department of Health reports three additiona l ca ses of severe lung injury related to the use of e-cigarettes for vaping, bringing the total of cases in the state to 20.  

Silhouette of person vaping Photo Credit: publicdomainpictures.net This is part of the spike in e-cigarette, or vaping product associated lung injuries reported throughout the United States. Thirteen of New Mexico’s 20 patients have required hospitalization in intensive care units. Of the patients interviewed by the NMDOH, 77 percent reported THC use, with three patients reporting only nicotine use. Recent laboratory testing by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of samples of fluid collected from the lungs NEWS

of patients from other states with EVALI found vitamin E acetate, an additive in some THC-containing products, in all samples tested. These findings provide direct evidence of vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury within the lungs. Vitamin E acetate is one of many chemical options to dilute vaping products, so they can be vaporized. Vitamin E acetate products can easily be purchased off the shelf and can be used for secondhand product mixing.   In light of this new information, we strongly discourage the vaping of THC products at this time and also discourage the vaping of any product containing Vitamin E acetate. Secondhand (black market) products should especially be avoided due to the possible addition of unknown chemicals like Vitamin E acetate to the vaping cartridge. “Case numbers are rising in N.M. and nationwide. That’s why the NMDOH continues to warn residents and discourage the use of any cartridges with THC because of the ease at which additional chemicals can be added to these types of cartridges,” Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel stated.  “People who have trouble breathing or experience chest pain after vaping should seek immediate medical attention.” All cases under investigation

have been hospitalized with severe breathing problems after vaping with symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. The NMDOH, CDC, and public health agencies across the country are still investigating additional possible causes of these illnesses. Some cases under investigation have

reported vaping or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates) in the weeks and months prior to hospital admission. The names and types of products used are being investigated and could be any of several substances, including nicotine, THC, synthetic cannabinoids, or a combination of

these.   The NMDOH is asking health care providers to report possible vaping associated lung disease cases to the Epidemiology and Response Division at (505) 827-0006. For more information: nmhealth.org/about/erd / eheb/vri/.

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Fiber optic folks long gone MORE ROADWORK SLATED FOR SECOND STREET By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


allup drivers may have noticed a section of Second Street between A ztec Avenue and Coal Avenue has been closed several times in the past week. City of Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson said there is no reconstruction happening on this section of Second Street. “ T he cit y, a long w it h CenturyLink, Comcast, and Sacred Winds, are undergrounding the fiber optic from First Street to Fifth Street,” he said Nov. 21. UPCOMING PROJECTS


The Gallup City Council approved two items during their Nov. 12 meeting regarding the roads and sidewalks

COUNTY COMMISSION | FROM PAGE 6 could be responsible for the building’s upkeep and reimbursing potential revenue, even though the building does not belong to the county. That paragraph states the grantee, in this case McKinley County, shall not for a period of 10 years from the date of the agreement, convert any property built, renovated, acquired from state funds for uses other than those specified in the project description without the grant department and Board of Finance’s express, advance

GMCS STUDENTS | FROM PAGE 8 for your children and we want you to know the focus at the district is students. This is what you get as a result when you do that.”

PRESIDENT NEZ | FROM PAGE 13 being conducted by NA PI a nd New Mex ico St ate University under provisions in the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill, and the proposed development


around Gallup. T he c ou nc i l aw a r d e d the contract of Phase I of the Downtown Alley Utility Reconstruction Project to Dallago Corporation, a Gallupba sed constr uction f i r m. Dallago bid about $137,341, which includes the New Mexico Gross Receipts Tax. This project includes the reconstruction of the sewer line in the alley between First Street and Second Street, as well as relocating a joint sewer main out of Gallup Coffee Company, 203 W. Coal Ave. “Construction starts on the sewer main replacement in December with a planned Ma rch complet ion dat e,” Henderson said. “The completion date is dependent on the winter weather.” The second item Henderson spoke about involved a Local Government Transportation P rojec t F u nd g r a nt t h at

was made available by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. T he cit y w i l l u se t he $350,000 grant, which includes a budgeted five percent match from the city, for design of the East Nizhoni Boulevard

Reconstruction Project. This project includes reconstructing the curb, gutter, and sidewalks from South Second Street to College Drive, along with improving the intersection geometry at the College Drive intersection, and providing a

dedicated left turn lane north at Second Street. Henderson said there is no timeline for this project right now. The funding for both projects was budgeted by the City Council within its 2019-2020 Community Improvement Plan.

written approval, which may also include reimbursing the state for the cost of the project. “Accepting the grant would be well and good if the county was the owner of the building, which it is not,” said Decker. “We only are assigned this building for certain uses, and would be unable to fulfill that [one paragraph’s terms.]” McK i n ley Cou nt y wa s assigned the building in January 2010. Then the county entered into a sublease of the building with the Ceremonial. The owner of the building, the State of New Mexico, is responsible for repairs to the building.

McKinley County Chairman Bill Lee asked if there was a way for the county to accept the grant while clarifying ownership of the building. “What we would like to do is send this [agreement] back to the state and say we need to change this particular paragraph so we are not making this promise for a building that is not ours,” Decker said. “If we accept this grant as written, we’re essentially saying it’s our building,” Decker continued. “As long as it’s assigned to us, we use it for the Ceremonial, but it remains in the ownership of the state.”

Issues with building ownership would soon turn into issues with costs. “If we sign the agreement the way it is, and we’re responsible for the building, it’s going to cost a lot more in the next few years. Then we’re really in trouble for the maintenance,” County Manager Anthony Dimas Jr. said. The language in the agreement led Commissioner Billy Moore to make the motion to table the two items, have the grant agreement sent back to the state and be revised. The deadline to accept the grant is June 30, 2020. Lee asked if there would be a way to expedite

the grant agreement process and have a revised agreement ready to discuss and approve at the next regular meeting. Dimas said the county would be able to take the agreement to the legislature immediately. But then it’s up to the state whether they will revise it or send it back as is. If the county does not accept the agreement by deadline, the funds in question would revert back to the state. “I don’t want to lose the money,” Lee said. The motion to table the item was passed with a 3-0 vote. The next Board of Commissioners meeting is slated for Dec. 3.

W h i le t he bu l k of t he ceremony was for students’ academic success, a handfu l of students were a lso recognized for their athletic prowe s s i n rodeo s por t s that are recognized by the

New Mex ico Act iv it ie s Association. Ben Chavez, athletic director for GMCS, said, “What a great night to be here, where everything is about recognition for the students.” Four individuals made it into the finals for state, and some did

qualify for the National Rodeo. The district wanted to make sure it recognized these students, Chavez added. The students are: • Matthew Jodie, third place in steer wrestling; • Landon Munoz, fourth place in steer wrestling;

• Kaden Jodie, third place in breakaway roping and fourth place in team roping; • Hunter Gonzales, second place in bull riding. He will represent the district in the fi nals. “We’re so proud of you guys, keep doing what you’re doing,” Chavez said.

of the petrochemical plant by Four Corners Economic Development. Nez noted t hat h is Administration’s Háyoołkááł Work Group supports the Bisti Solar Project, which is currently under the management

of projec t m a n a ger S a m Woods, who prov ided the update to NAPI Board members. NAPI approved a resolution to support the project which will be developed on approximately 660 acres of land within the boundaries of

NAPI. Also in attendance were Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources Executive Director Dr. Rudy Shebala, Div ision of Economic Development Execut ive D i r e c t or J T W i l l ie , a nd

Navajo-Hopi Land Commission Office Director Rober t K. Black, Jr. The Nez-Lizer Administration thanks the NAPI Board of Directors and staff for the opportunity to be a part of the meeting.


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The intersection of Second Street and Coal Avenue. Fiber optics being moved underground resulted in recent closures of Second Street, according to City of Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson. Photo Credit: Courtesy


DEMS MEETING | FROM PAGE 1 they can have access,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing here in rural New Mexico, the majority of this district is rural New Mexico. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not only having clinics available, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also having transportation for people who

increased dramatically as soon as the assault ban went away,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also need to add universal background checks and waiting periods that are expanded. As well as closing loopholes in the waiting period, to make sure people who are not married in which they call it the â&#x20AC;&#x153;boyfriend loophole,â&#x20AC;?

Congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez introduces herself during a Democratic Congressional Forum at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Student Support Center in Gallup Nov. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Congressional candidate Marco Serna answers questions during a Democratic Congressional Forum at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Student Support Center in Gallup Nov. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Congressional candidate Valerie Plame listens to the response of other candidates during a Democratic Congressional Forum at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Student Support Center in Gallup Nov. 14. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover can get to those in rural areas.â&#x20AC;? He went on to say, what good is quality health care if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even see the doctor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that we really have to focus on in Congress and I will focus on that pretty well in Congress. Not only in the big cities, but also rural areasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; access to that quality affordable health care. Thank you.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;What are your views on the 2nd Amendment?â&#x20AC;? Tisdel adamantly expressed his views concerning background checks regarding the Second Amendment, as well as other safety measures. He spoke on expanding waiting periods and closing loopholes and having common sense measures to address the gun violence epidemic that has hit our nation recently. Members of the audience grew silent as heads were nodding at what Tisdel had to say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mass gun violence has NEWS

where people that are suffering from domestic violence are able to get a weapon.â&#x20AC;? Tisdel drew applause as he talked about addressing gun violence, while still protecting peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rights to have firearms in their homes for hunting and home safety. MuĂąoz then led into the one subject that hit home with the Native American audience, Impact Aid. Impact Aid is intended to fund the education of all New Mexico children providing comparable resources no matter where they live. MuĂąoz stated the current New Mexico funding has been found to be incorrect and out of balance and it makes a difference in rural and Native communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you travel to a school in Albuquerque and look at their football and soccer fields, and then you go to our football and

soccer fields, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even have doors on the bathroom stalls.â&#x20AC;? MuĂąoz then asked the candidates if they would support more equitable Impact Aid in New Mexico. The statement also drew loud applause. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, I would, Senatorâ&#x20AC;? said Plame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Absolutely, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a question that is appalling. As you pointed out, the funding program is off kilter, as is our

capital outlay system, as well. It starts with education.â&#x20AC;? All the candidates were fully on board with Impact Aid, and this pleased the audience. Several candidates spoke on what they were doing to help with funding for Native American students, such as working with different pueblos. This discussion led into the talk of domestic violence,

drug use, and working with tribal communities on sensitive issues such as missing Indigenous women. MuĂąoz closed his comments by saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;be a token as you go for what you are fighting for.â&#x20AC;? After closing statements were made, the candidates made their way around shaking hands while elaborating more on the issues discussed.





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OPINIONS A Democrat’s take on the Democratic Forum Mike Daly Guest Columnist


ecent ly, the McK i n ley Cou nt y Democrats hosted the Democratic candidates for Congress at a congenial Town Hall in Gallup. Seven of the nine candidates were available to answer questions. An estimated 100 people attended. The candidates in attendance were Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Santa Fe attorney whose work i s a s si st i ng tribes and pueblos securing infrastructure improvements, Marco Serna, the Santa Fe

Mike Daly District Attorney, Kyle Tisdel, a public interest environmental attorney, Valerie Plame, a former CIA Operations Officer who was outed by the Bush I I a d m i n i st r at ion, L au r a

Montoya, Sandoval County Treasurer, Joseph Sanchez, a State Representative and an electrical engineer working a t L o s A l a mo s Na t ion a l Laboratory and Gavin Kaiser from Santa Cruz. According to LinkedIn, he is founder and executive director of t he O r a t or y of My s t ic a l Sacraments. Mr. Kaiser arrived late and so answered only some of the questions. The format was for the public to write questions and several moderators Senator George Mu ñoz, D - Ga llup, and Tony Sanchez of Gallup’s iHeart Media would vet and ask the questions. Three of the


questions and the candidates’ responses follow: What experience do you have working with tribes? Mo n t o y a : “A s Cou nt y T r e a s u r e r, I c u r r e n t l y ser ve seven Pueblos, two Nava jo Chapters, and the Apaches. I am Vice Chair of a national organization that includes Tribal Government and policy. I’ve organized pueblos and stakeholders, to be aware of the issues that affect them, including an Oil and Gas Ordinance. I drafted policy that became law that permits tribes and land grants to have the right-of-fi rst offer to land that is delinquent and

up for auction.” Sanchez: “I won a seat on the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative which serves the Apache Nation. I deal with the Apaches and with Navajos as the Cooperative lines run through the Navajo Nation.” Fer nandez: “I spent 30 years working as council and special council with tribes and pueblos. The district is 18% Native American. Any candidate must understand t r i b a l s o v e r e i g n t y, s e l f deter m i nat ion, a nd t he i mpor t a nce of cu lt u ra l



Ready for a new beginning? On Nov. 26, enjoy the November New Moon. Consider your spiritual journey, maybe you need a refresh and a new path. Well, this is the perfect time to begin something new that you might have avoided otherwise. Reflect on where you’d like to go and what type of life you’d like to have, not just the effects. Who are you?

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

If you’re angry every time something doesn’t go according to plan, this will be a long miserable experience. Instead, reflect on what you’ve learned. Appreciate the people the universe brings into your life and do your best with each passing day. You’re more than your accomplishments and more than your past. Keep moving forward with a purpose. Good luck!

Live free or die trying. You can make the choice to live well or not. It’s your life and the choice is up to you. From now until December 21, let your new mantra be “responsible indulgence.” Make mindfulness a practice BEFORE the holiday-party season begins in earnest and you’ll set yourself up for success.

Don’t forget who you are. Be kind. You’re more than you think and others know it. You may have been forced to tighten the belt a bit while Mercury backstroked through your fiscal sector. Now that it’s correcting course, you’ll be wise to stretch out that self-restraint as long as you can.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Believe in yourself and show your love. If you feel lonely, do your best to show your friends and family that you care. Life is easier than you think, if you show love to those around you. Stay focused on the strengths. These next weeks are the perfect time to assess your technology and get whatever you need to stay on top of your game.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Leave it to the experts. Just kidding, that’s a stupid idea. They’ll just mess it up. Instead, focus your energy on yourself. It’s time to reflect on what you NEED. Don’t even worry about what you want out of your life. Your focus should stay on your needs.

Don’t give up on yourself. Keep pushing forward and share your love with others. You don’t have to be a pushover, but remember compassion isn’t weakness. Your greatest strength is in showing others how to live fully and with conviction without hurting anyone. You’re a guest performer in others’ lives. Let them save themselves. Do your own thing. Save yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be careful about the judgments you make when you enter someone else’s story. Remember, you only ever enter someone else’s story in the middle and during dialogue. So, keep your initial judgments to yourself until you’ve had a chance to evaluate. Once you’ve had time to OBJECTIVELY test your gut, then you can go ahead and take whatever action is necessary.


Keep showing up. You may lose faith in yourself, but you can do more than you’ve ever imagined. Others will catch up with you and show you they care, too. But, when people turn away they may have a reason completely unrelated to you. You’re more than this or any one incident. Give people the room they need and show them you care.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Keep pushing toward your dreams and you can change anything that you want. In your life, this is the world you can imagine for yourself. Don’t keep trying to live in a world that you’ve created. Instead live in the world that you were born into.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Some people aren’t on your side, but you need to learn to trust yourself. In your life, the world will show you many powerful things and you can choose to ignore them or not. It’s up to you to live as you’ve always imagined. Give yourself the greatest gift you can. Trust yourself to make the right decisions and have what it takes to succeed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re more than your parts. You’re not a robot. You can create anything that you want and change your life for the better. Don’t stress yourself. Allow your mind to wander away from what it knows. Delve into the unknown and explore as you go. Don’t be afraid of what you see. It is all part of you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can do this. You can do what is right without hurting anyone. Don’t give up[ on yourself. Keep trying to do the best you can. If you fail in your endeavor try, try again. Your life is the greatest gift you have. Stop deluding yourself. Life is not a game. OPINIONS

FORUM RESPONSE | FROM PAGE 18 grounding that tribes and indigenous people have. I have endorsements from many of our tribes.â&#x20AC;? S e r n a : â&#x20AC;&#x153;I a t t e nde d a Jicarilla Apache Nation Camp as a teenager, giving me an early introduction to tribal culture. As district attorney I work with the Jicarilla Apache Nation on domestic violence issues and missing women.â&#x20AC;? Tisdel: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A s an environmental attorney, I was the lead attorney to protect Chaco from oil and gas. I talk at chapter houses about fossil fuel extraction which tears up roads and reduces air quality.â&#x20AC;? Plame: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was asked to join with Native women to bring into focus the issue of missing women on the reservations. The tribes have had decades of being ignored. Forty percent

lack water and many tribal areas suffer from uranium contamination.â&#x20AC;? Water is life. People still haul water in trucks. The Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The projectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost has escalated, more than doubling to over $1 billion and there is no cost cap on the City of Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share. Would you support a bill to place a cap on Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost? Sanchez: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I support the project and want to make sure the plan goes through.â&#x20AC;? Fe r n an d e z: â&#x20AC;&#x153;W hat is the job of government? To provide basic infrastructure. We cannot do without water. I would support that because it is the key element of what government should do - and it should do it across the board. Water, wastewater, broadband, bridges that kids need to get to school and other infrastructure is the best infrastructure we

can have.â&#x20AC;? Serna: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would support a bill to place a price cap on Gallupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share. We have issues with water storage in New Mexico.â&#x20AC;? Tisdel: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would support the project. Every oil well takes 1 to 2 million gallons of water. We need to deal with water scarcity.â&#x20AC;? Plame: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The water situation on the Navajo Nation is tragic.â&#x20AC;? Montoya: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The water from the San Juan River comes via a 124 mile pipeline. We are not properly valuing the project. Its cost was $500 million in 2017, now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1.1 billion because of their phasing of the project. I would support the bill and want to make the project a federal priority to require it connect Gallup and all Navajo chapters and be completed immediately.â&#x20AC;? Kaiser: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just arrived. We live on a beautiful planet. I

was indoctrinated to believe in liberty and justice for all. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sickened that suicide is the second leading cause of death.â&#x20AC;? When New Mexico oil and gas revenues decline, how will you help us get funds for infrastructure? Fernandez: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to transition, but we also have to recognize the importance oil and gave (sic) [gas] revenues have for New Mexico and for jobs. We need someone in Washington that is familiar with federal agencies and what they can do. We need to create a new economic model for New Mexico.â&#x20AC;? S e r n a : â&#x20AC;&#x153; We a r e now dependent on the oil and gas industry. We need to invest and transition to clean energy.â&#x20AC;? Tisdel: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The oil and gas income will end. Our economy goes up and down with the price of oil. The oil wells in the Permian Basin are being

constructed on credit.â&#x20AC;? Plame: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a question of leadership. Look at neighboring states. Being able to work together is the key.â&#x20AC;? Montoya: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Focus one-third of earnings on education, onethird on infrastructure, and invest the other one-third, so that you can have recurring income to sustain both. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just throw money at education. Change education so funding dollars include the trades like mechanics and plumbing, as well as farming and ranching, and require life skills classes.â&#x20AC;? Sanchez: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figure out how to draw Facebook and Amazon to New Mexico. We need jobs for prosperity. The proposed Indian Health Service Hospital will create more jobs. Kaiser: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should legalize cannabis. It will draw income and keep people out of jail. Also develop our solar and wind potential.â&#x20AC;?


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COMMUNITY Rocky View teacher rises to the challenge of kindergarten MEET CAMILLE’S TEACHER OF THE MONTH: BROOKE MENAPACE By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent Each month, Ca mille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized. Brooke Menapace, of Rocky View Elementary School, has been to numerous cities and countries during her teaching career, but she was given a challenging, yet rewarding opportunity when she came to Gallup. BACKGROUND

Men apa ce g rew up i n Indiana and started her teaching career in southern Indiana after graduating from Oakland City University, a private university in Oakland City, Ind., in 2005. She attended college for special education and then elementary education. After teaching in Indiana for three years, she moved to Namibia in southern Africa to teach with the Peace Corps. After her time in Namibia was up, Menapace joined a Fellows Program in the Peace Corps that brought her to Gallup in 2010. It was researching the Peace Corps Fellows Program that led Menapace to Gallup, a

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years, Menapace had a volleyball coach who was also an elementary school teacher. Menapace’s first teaching experience came when she assisted her coach in the classroom, she said. “In high school, I was able to go to an elementary school and help her out,” Menapace said. “I always knew I liked

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Irishmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presents a fascinating take on the Jimmy Hoffa mystery By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING: ď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ť OUT OF ď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ťď&#x201A;Ť RUNNING TIME: 209 MINUTES T h i s f i l m prem iere s November 29 on Netflix. Ma r tin Scorcese ha s d irected some incred ible crime fi lms over the past four decades, i nclud i ng Me an Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, Gangs of New York and The Departed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to say this moviemaker knows a thing or two about underworld figures and delivering their stories with authenticity. His latest, The Irishman, is based upon the 2004 non-fiction memoir I Heard You Paint Houses, which details the life of a hit man who finds himself in the company of the mob and one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most notable union leaders. The project allows Scorcese to work with familiar faces and paint yet another incredible portrait of a mystery from the point of view of a man who may have witnessed it all. Told through flashbacks, the tale follows Frank Sheeran (Robert DeNiro), a war veteran and truck driver ready to do anything to earn more money for his family. Frank accidentally crosses paths with local mobster Russel Bufalino (Joe Pesci), who takes an immediate liking to him. The driver is soon indoctrinated into a syndicate that includes Angelo Bruno (Harvey Keitel) and family lawyer Bill Bufalino (Ray Romano). In part due to his experiences in the war, Frank fi nds assassinating random targets to be no strain on his conscience.

But while most of his family appea rs unconcer ned, his violent activities create a continuing rift with daughter Peggy (Lucy Gallina and Anna Paquin). As Frank rises through the mob ranks, he also befriends union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), with whom he forms one of his closest bonds. But as tensions rise between Hoffa and the outfit, the lead is forced into choosing sides. Much of the publicity revolving around the film involves three lead performers, who are much older than the characters they portray. Extensive digital technology has been used to de-age them during various time periods. On a big screen (where this reviewer watched the picture), it works very well for the most part. A few medium shots of DeNiro early on have a somewhat waxy appearance, but as time passes and the story builds, the CGI work being employed ceases to be a distraction. The special effects work may be most convincing on Pacino, whose transformation looks seamless. He carries himself so well that it almost feels like the actor is channeling a younger version of his onscreen persona. Hoffa is also a fascinating eccentric (one thing is for certain - the man likes his sundaes and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever want to deny him his ice cream) and the characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s moods veer between stubborn and sweet, as well as angry and impertinent, depending on the situation. Pacino delivers some of the fi lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most compelling moments (involving confrontations with mobsters and associates), painting a fascinating and detailed picture of a man who finds his organization slowly being taken from him by criminal figures.

Truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro, looking younger than he really is), along with younger appearing versions of Jimmy HoďŹ&#x20AC;a (Al Pacino) and Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) - not pictured here, in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Irishman,â&#x20AC;? a tale about a hit man. Martin Scorceseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest and longest gangster ďŹ lm allows for a more in-depth picture of the inner lives of these characters. Photo Credit: NetďŹ&#x201A;ix The movie is also helped by the detailed screenplay. This is a more subdued and melancholic gangster picture from Scorcese, that through the Frank character examines the personal consequences and effects of embarking on a life of crime. Even so, the movie isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ponderous and the dialogue couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be crisper. The camera moves from the director are a bit more subtle in this feature, but the movie still looks impressive, employing a few striking long shots and some snappy editing techniques.

While this is one of the longest fi lms in recent memory, the running time does allow for a fuller picture of history to be presented, and various reasons behind deal-making and beefs within the group are explained. In fact, the second act detailing Hoffa and the specific connections between all sorts of public and private persons and the confl icts involved, are endlessly fascinating to watch. The climax also shows an interesting theory about what may have happened to Hoffa. While we may never know the

truth, the skill displayed here in front of and behind the camera makes it a very plausible and believable explanation. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a master fi lmmaker and a group of actors all in their element, delivering excellent work that will fascinate anyone with an interest in the subject matter. Viewers may need a sandwich to sustain themselves while watching The Irishman, but it is certainly worth the time and the picture makes for more than a fi lling meal. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com



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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for November 22, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun It’s time for another look at new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there’s an interesting selection of discs coming your way in a wide variety of genres. 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! American Dreamer - A driver-for-hire finds himself working for a low-level drugd e a l e r, b u t when he falls deeper a nd deeper in debt, he decides to take some very drastic actions. The lead attempts to kidnap the daughter of his employer, leading to all sorts of violent complications. This drama/thriller split reviewers. About half wrote that the lead performance was strong but that the story was weak, and the poor choices made by the characters made them all less-than-compelling. The same number found this to be a dark, tense, and uncomfortable effort bolstered by the committed and very talented cast. It features Jim Gaffigan, Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza and Tammy Blanchard. Blinded by the Light - Set in England in 1987, this musical drama follows a Pakistani teen and immigrant to the UK who becomes a devoted fan of Bruce Springsteen. Wanting to escape some of his parent’s traditional values as well as his glum neighborhood surroundings, the youth finds meaning and inspiration in the music and attempts to find out if he can make a new start. The press was generally positive about this effort. A few commented that it was overly sentimental and didn’t handle elements involving racism as effectively as it should have. However, the majority found it charming and described the movie as fun and a charming coming of age fi lm with some great tunes. It stars Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon and Neil Williams. Cold Case Hammarskjold - United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold passed away in a tragic and mysterious plane crash back in 1961. This documentary involves a journalist who reexamines the

man and the crash itself, attempting to answer questions about exactly what happened and who may have been responsible. Apparently, the trip takes the investigator down a rabbit hole as he learns more and more surprising details about his subject. Critics were quite positive towards this non-fiction feature. A small percentage suggested that the pacing was a bit slow and that the filmmaker slowly lost credibility as his search progressed. Yet many stated that the eye-opening details revealed were not only surprising, but equally shocking and frightening. Cold War - This foreign-language drama from Poland was released in cinemas late last year and ended up being nominated for a couple of Oscars, but i s on ly now debuting on Blu-ray and DVD (courtesy of Cr iter ion on a disc filled with extras). It’s about a doomed love affair between a man auditioning talent for a state-sponsored folk troupe and the young singer whom he falls for. The story follows the tumultuous life, with the melodies being reworked as the times and their relationship change. Obviously, the movie was very well liked. A small group found it too downbeat and icy for their liking, but the consensus was that there was great visual beauty and fiery passion on display. The cast includes Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot. The Divine Fury - Set in South Korea, this foreign-language effort combines elements of martial arts, fantasy, and horror. The story involves a champion MMA fighter who lost his father at a young age and gave up on religion. He begins to experience bizarre stigmata wounds on his hands. After contacting a priest, the pair determines that to save the hero’s soul, he’ll have to fight and defeat a series of supernatural opponents. The picture garnered mixed notices, with slightly more negative notes than positive. Many said that the movie delivered

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kooky fun and some great fight scenes. Unfortunately, slightly more thought that it could have gone further with the concept and felt too restrained overall. It features Park Seo-joon and Ahn Sung-ki. Dora and the Lost City of Gold - Based on the popular cartoon series Dora the Explorer, this live-action adaptation follows teenager Dora and her friends as they embark on an incredible adventure. While attending high school, the youngster learns that her explorer pa rent s have disappeared while searching Inca ruins in a jungle. She sets out to find them and reunite the family. The press seemed very positive about this family-friendly effort. While a few did grumble that the Dora character didn’t get enough of the spotlight and noted that movie could have used more excitement, most believed it was fun and charismatic. They also appreciated the fact that it enjoyed poking fun at its own outrageous premise. It stars Isabela Merced, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza and Temuera Morrison. A Faithful Man - This French comedy/drama follows an unusual relationship between a man and woman. When the lady decides to leave her significant other for his best friend, he is devastated. Several y e a r s l a t e r, things get even odder when the man’s old chum dies and his ex decides to rekindle her relationsh ip with him. This all comes as something of a shock to family and friends. Critics were generally positive about this foreign-language feature. A couple of them didn’t think it delved deeply enough into the various ramifications of getting back together. Yet most complimented it as a well-shot, direct, low-key and interesting look at complicated modern couples. The cast includes Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta and LilyRose Depp. The Fare - A taxi driver gets himself into a whole lot of trouble after picking up a charming

fare. Sparks fly as the two talk, until she disappears from his back seat without a trace. Even more shocking, when the man behind the wheel resets his meter, he finds himself reliving the previous ride. Pa n icked a nd desperate, the cabbie tries to figure out what is happening by experiencing the same event over and over again. This independent thriller is premiering on disc and being made available for streaming today, which means there aren’t a lot of reviews yet. Still, a few have popped up and are positive. They call it an enjoyable little mystery with good writing and strong performances. Gino Anthony Pesi, Brinna Kelly and Jason Stuart headline the film. Liyana - Combining live-action and animation, this feature follows a Swazi girl who undertakes a dangerous mission to find and rescue her brothers. Apparently, this tale from Africa is told through the eyes of five orphaned children in Switzerland who collaborate using various artistic techniques to present a unified vision of the fable. This picture earned raves from reviewers. In fact, right now there aren’t any negative reviews for it out there. Write-ups stated that the story was incredibly engaging and also complimented the visuals as being striking and impressive. According to critics, adults will find the picture as stimulating as it should be for youngsters. Pipe Dreams - This documentary details five individuals involved in a somewhat eccentric competition - specifically, a group of young organists involved in Canada’s prestigious International Organ Competition in Montrea l. Viewers will see the various pa r ticipa nts compete a nd witness all of the stressful i nt e r a c t i ve s , between hearing some beautiful music. There aren’t a lot of reviews for this fi lm out there just yet, but one upbeat notice has appeared online. They wrote that the film was pretty, the contest was interesting to watch, and mentioned that they

liked the individuals and their passion for the trade. Sounds like it might be of some appeal to music enthusiasts. Pretty Little Stalker - Also known as T he Danger of Positive Thinking, this thriller involves a self-help writer who fi nds herself in over her head after a fan begins stalking her. As the author tries to figure out what to do next, her superfan begins causing trouble for not only the protagonist, but also the lead’s family. This independent thriller was made in Kentucky and appears to have played at a few festivals over the past year. According to IMDB, it even received a limited release in Canada. However, there are no reviews available in the press, so curious parties will have to take a chance on it. The cast includes Nicky Whelan, Sierra McCormick, Heather Morris and Jesse Hutch. Blasts from the Past! There are plenty of older titles arriving in high definition as well. Arrow Video is delivering some genre fare with a Blu-ray of Hitch Hike to Hell (1977), a gritty horror flick about a mild-mannered, but psychotic truck driver with a mother obsession who enjoys picking up female hitchhikers and murdering them. The movie has been given a brand new 2K restoration and allows the film to be viewed in 1.33 and 1.78 aspect ratios. You’ll also get a recently created appreciation of the fi lm by a horror movie expert, a visual essay exploring the dark side of hitchhiking, and an original theatrical trailer. Shout! Factory has numerous Blu-rays coming your way, as well. The first is the box set, Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection (1940 - 1965), which is exactly as described, including all of the comedians who work for the studio - 28 feature films in total. This 80th anniversary box comes with numerous bonuses like film historian commentary tracks on select titles and publicity materials. And if you can’t afford the whole set and just want one of their most well-regarded titles, you can also pick up Buck Privates (1941) separately. They also have American Me (1992), arriving through


On the way to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade MIYAMURA HIGH SCHOOL CHEER AND DANCE TEAMS

Miyamura High School Cheer Team in their white uniforms getting ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Nov. 28 in New York City. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

WEEKLY DWI | FROM PAGE 11 of his car. He sa id he wa s ju st coming home from a dialysis session. When asked to take the standard field sobriety tests, he declined. But since he showed no signs of being intoxicated, Williams said she decided she could not arrest him. He later agreed to take the tests, but because of his medical history, the tests consisted of counting backwards from 54 and giving part of the alphabet, which he was not able to do. He was then arrested for DWI. Johnson told her he had been charged with DWI back in July and was on probation. Another arrest would put him in prison, he said. He w a s t hen t r a n s ported to the county jail where officials refused to accept him because of his medical history and a fear that he may have received a concu s sion

the day before. Williams was told to take him to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital and have him checked out. D o c t or s t her e g ave him a medical clearance, but when she took him back to the county jail to be booked, officials at fi rst still refused to accept him because of his medical history. After meeting with the warden, he was allowed to be booked, but a judge was notified and he was immediately released because of his medical condition. Arvil Billie Nov. 2, 5:02 pm DWI (3rd offense) McK inley County Deputy Terence Willie was dispatched to locate a vehicle that was reportedly creating a dangerous situation on State Highway 118. Several phone calls to Metro Dispatch said the vehicle was swerving all over t he road a nd had almost run head-on into

a couple of cars. Willie was t old t h a t one of the callers was following the vehicle which was now parked in the parking lot at the Subway on East Highway 66. When he got to the parking lot, the witness said he saw the driver go inside the restaurant. As Willie was headed toward the business, he met Security coming toward him with the male in question. The man identified himself as Arvil Billie, 45, of Crownpoint. Willie said he showed signs of intoxication, so he was asked if he had been drinking. He admitted he had drunk a bottle of vodka. He agreed to do the standard field sobriety tests and he immediately began having problems and was charged with DWI. He later agreed to the breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .14.

Miyamura High School Dance Team dressed in Christmas uniforms. They are scheduled to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Nov. 28. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

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TEACHER | FROM PAGE 22 working with children, but I didn’t know if I would be cut out for the classroom, so that high school experience of being able to visit an elementary school to fi nd out my career path was really helpful.” Menapace said the sense of community that forms throughout the school year is one of the most important aspects of being a teacher. “You get to make the connection with so many kids and families, and the relationships develop over the school year to a strong little community within our classroom,” Menapace said. “It’s important to have that kind of family feel in the classroom to know everybody’s safe and cared for, so they are able to learn better.”

choice, she said. “My first teaching job, I applied for a fourth grade role. I thought it was going to be the perfect grade for me, and they only had a kindergarten opening,” Menapace said. Menapace also spent several years teaching second grade students, but eventually came back to kindergarten and now considers it a great opportunity for the students. “It’s awesome to get kids when they’re fresh, and it’s the fi rst school experience for some of them,” she said. “It’s important to set that foundation. Education can be fun, and learning can be a great experience, and when kids feel that in kindergarten, I feel we’re setting them up for a great career in education.” T H E C H A L L ENG E S AND REWARDS

WHY KINDERGARTEN? The opportunity to teach kindergarten students was not actually Menapace’s fi rst

DVD/BLU-RAY | FROM PAGE 24 their Shout Select line. This well-regarded drama stars and was directed by Edward James Olmos. The Blur ay i nclude s extras like a look back at the film featuring interviews with co-stars, an archival featurette, and a trailer. If musicals are more to your liking, then you can also pick up the documentary, Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987), which features the famous artist performing on stage with other famous musicians. This Collector’s Edition includes the 2006 DVD introduction to the film from director Taylor Hackford, concert rehearsal footage, a making-of, archival short specials featuring co-stars Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and others. You’ll also get a scrapbook feature, something called “Chuckisms” and some final words from the filmmaker. Some versions even include a biographical book on Berry himself in the package. And there’s more. Shout! also has a Blu-ray of the thriller, The Fan (1981), which features Michael Biehn as a stalker terrorizing a Broadway star, played

“I can say in my 15 years of education there hasn’t been an easy year,” Menapace said. “Every year is so different,

by Lauren Bacall. It arrives with a new interview with Biehn, the director, the editor, as well as a commentary with cult film director Dave DeCoteau alongside some publicity materials. The same distributor is also putting out a Steelbook of the Roger Corman-produced comedy, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School (1979), featuring The Ramones and lots of crazy, school-related hi-jinx. Sony is getting in on the specialty Blu-ray market and has a trio of titles arriving in high definition. The first is the action/comedy, 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) with Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner as Elvis impersonators pulling a heist in Las Vegas. I’m not a big fan of this one, but at least it’s being made available. They also have a 20th anniversary edition of the dark comedy, Jawbreaker (1999), about a high school kidnapping prank that goes horribly wrong. There’s no word yet about what extras, if any at all, will be included. And they are releasing the amusing Bruce Willis/ Mathew Perry comedy, The Whole Nine Yards (2000), with a newly upgraded image. That one may be worth the upgrade. Criterion is releasing a Bluray of the Oscar-nominated French drama, Betty Blue (1986). The movie has been given a high-defi nition digital

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every class is different. You never know what’s going to walk in the door or what you’re going to face.” One specific challenge of teaching kindergarten students is working with students who have no prior school experience and thus will need the early learning experiences, Menapace said. Having to instill numerous early learning experiences into kindergarten students is demanding enough that Menapace admitted a chunk of her time outside of the classroom is spent preparing projects and lessons for students. However, this significant challenge lends itself to a significant reward, she added. “You see such huge growth from August to May,” she said. “With some other grades, you don’t feel that big sense of growth like in kindergarten. You can have kids who come in without any letter knowledge and can leave the classroom able to read.”


restoration approved by director Jean-Jacques Beineix and comes with an hour-long documentary on the production, a short video making-of, a short made by director in 1977, a French television interview with filmmaker from 1986, screen tests and trailers. Speaking of French cinema, many of the Blu-rays being made available by Kino this week were made in the very same country. This includes Diabolically Yours (1967), Farewell, Friend (1968) and Un Flick (1972), aka Dirty Money. They also have the not-so-great Eddie Murphy comedy, Holy Man (1998) on Blu-ray, as well as the features Intimacy (2001) and Someone Behind the Door (1971). And there’s more. Synapse is giving horror fans a treat with an upgrade of their fantastic Suspiria (1977) Blu-ray. It has been given the 4K Ultra HD treatment and is now included with the original Blu-ray in a combo pack. Severin has a Blu-ray of the effective chiller, The Boys Next Door (1985) about a pair of California teens (played by Matthew Caulfield and Charlie Sheen) who go on a killing rampage through Los Angeles. You’ll get a new 4K restoration of the fully uncut version of the fi lm, audio commentary with director Penelope Spheeris and co-star Caulfield, an interview

with a movie critic on the film, extra talks with Caulfield and co-star Christopher McDonald, an alternate opening and extended scenes, and many more plusses. They a lso have the campy and kinky adventure, Gwendoline (1984) aka The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak with Tawny Kitaen. The disc includes a brand new 4K restoration of 2 cuts of the film, multiple commentary tracks (one with the director and another with Kitaen), a 2019 filmmaker interview, talks with the costume designers and other crew members, the executive producer, the production designer, and several other extras. If you like the movie, you’ll probably love this release. Scorpion has some ‘80s action cheese with their Blu-ray for the musical, Delivery Boys (1985). Reports suggest that this was actually the last break dancing movie made during the ‘80s. The feature has been given a new 2K re-master, an interview with the cinematographer, and trailers. It never received a DVD release and has been lost to time, so it’s great to have it see the light of day once again. Universal is putting out a trio of family friendly titles on Blu-ray. They include the animated feature, Cricket on the Hearth (1967) as well as the

A positive and stable school career is something a lot of students in Gallup need, Menapace said. “It’s important each of these kids have a teacher that cares deeply, each and every year, to make sure they’re successful,” she said. “Early education is important to set them up for the rest of their life.” The job is exhausting and takes a lot of patience, but the reward of seeing the kids grow up and have success is huge, she continued. “At Rocky View, it’s really fun to be in this early learning environment and then see a kid move on to fi rst grade, second grade, and see what wonderful people they are as fi fth graders moving on to middle school,” Menapace said. “It’s a rewarding thing for the whole staff to see those kids succeed.” HOW FEELS



Menapace said she walked into the office early this week a nd wa s su r pr ised when she was told she was named Teacher of the Month. “It was a really nice surprise to know somebody nominated me and took notice of the hard work we do here at Rocky View,” she said. “I feel this isn’t just for me, but for so many people who support my classroom and help support my students.” Menapace wanted to voice her appreciation for Rocky View support staff who keep the building running, as well as classroom assistants, the special education department, physical education and art teachers. “We’re all working together to help these kids,” she said. Interested in nominating your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Month? Conta ct Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe at (505)7225017 or stop by 306 S. Second St. in Gallup.

25-minute holiday animated TV special, The Little Drummer Boy (1968), and Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962), a 52-minute animated TV special. On a completely different note, you’ll be able to pick up a Blu-ray of Scarface (1932) which includes 2 cuts of the movie. Finally, Warner Archive has a Blu-ray of the Kirk Douglas/ Lana Turner romance, The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), for your enjoyment in high def. You Know, For Kids! Here are some titles that kids may enjoy. Cricket on the Hearth (1967) The Little Drummer Boy (1968) holiday TV special Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962) holiday TV special On the Tube! And you’ll find the week’s TV-themed releases below. C h ar li e’s An ge l s: The Complete Series (1976 - 2011) Farscape: The Complete Series (1999 - 2004) FRONTLINE: Flint’s Deadly Water (PBS) FRONTLINE: For Sama (PBS) T he Handmaid’s Tale: Season 3 The King of Queens: The Complete Series (1998 - 2007) The Kominsky Method: Season 1 Life from Above (PBS) Wedding at Graceland (Hallmark TV-movie) COMMUNITY



Naya Brown of the Starlette Dance Team performs her solo Nov.15 at the Gallup High School Gym during the 8th Annual Turquoise Cup dance competition. Brown took first in her division. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

Heaven Lee of the Starlette Dance Team performs her solo Nov.15 at the Gallup High School Gym during the 8th Annual Turquoise Cup dance competition in Gallup. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

The Miyamura High School Patriettes Dance team wrapping up their performance on Nov. 15 at the 8th annual Turquoise Cup dance competition in Gallup. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

The Bengal Girls start off with a strong introduction to their routine. Bethany Boyd forms the front of the routine, as the rest of the team dances behind, at the 8th Annual Turquoise Cup dance competition in Gallup. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

The Miyamura Patriettes mid-kick off their routine Nov. 15 at the 8th Annual Turquoise Cup dance competition. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

ScottLynn Torres of the Starlette Dance Team at the 8th Annual Turquoise Cup dance competition Nov. 15 at Gallup High School. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography

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MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Volleyball Nov. 15: Miyamura vs

Portales 0-3 Nov. 14: Miyamura vs Santa Teresa 0-3 *Varsity teams only. Compiled from MaxPreps.com. Contact: gallupsunreporters @gmail.com

Job Vacancy Announcement Front Desk Person Gallup Housing Authority General Job Description: The person will serve as the initial “point of contact” with the public, applicants, tenants, and vendors. Person will provide general administrative and clerical support to each of the following departments: Housing, Finance, Administration, and Maintenance as needed. Person will assist Executive Director and Agency staff in preparation for Board meetings; including agenda preparation, administering public notice of meetings, recording and filing of both meeting minutes and approved resolutions. The successful candidate must have excellent computer skills and experience with Word, Outlook, and Excel spreadsheets. Must be skilled in standard office procedures and operations. Must have ability to communicate effectively with applicants, tenants, other employees, and the general public, and must be fluent in the English language. Relevant college coursework is highly preferred. Applicant must have and maintain a current valid driver’s license. A background check will be required upon hire. This is a non-exempt part-time position of approximately 24 hours per week. Applications and/or a copy of the job description may be obtained at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup NM 87301 or may be requested by email at: GHA.Main@galluphousing.com. Applicants may apply in person or submit their applications to the email above. Interview selection will occur once a minimum of 25 applications have been received. DEADLINE TO APPLY: 12/20/19

Gallup Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nov. 22 - Nov. 28, 2019

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Girls Basketball Nov. 30: Window Rock @ Miyamura 11:30 am

Girls Basketball Nov. 23: Gallup @ Hope Christian 9 am

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Boys Basketball Nov. 30: Window Rock @

Girls Basketball Nov. 30: Penasco @ Rehoboth Christian 3:30 pm

Boys Basketball Nov 26: Wingate @ Cuba 7:30 pm

Girls Basketball Nov 26: Wingate @ Cuba 6 pm *Local varsity games listed. Compiled from MaxPreps.com. Info: gallupsunreporters@gmail.com

PARK SHOOTER | FROM PAGE 9 CLOSURE A ND THE FALLOUT During the Gallup City Council’s Oct. 22 regular meeting, Mayor Jackie McKinney told a crowded room the skate park would remain closed indefi nitely until the Gallup Police Department finished its investigation and proper safety measures were put into place. A number of local skateboarders spoke during the meeting’s public comment session, expressing how important the skate park is to local youth. During the City Council’s Nov. 12 meeting, a number of additions to help enhance security at the skate park were discussed. These items include cameras, higher-class security guards, and other numerous features, including a wrought-iron security fence. The budgeted cost for these items came to just over $125,000, and the item was approved. For its part, Gallup Police Det. Jon Whitsitt expressed gratitude to law enforcement partners at the Crownpoint

SHIELD | FROM PAGE 19 Shield to the Pueblo of Acoma. “The pursuit of this case demonstrates the U. S.’ commitment to protect and preserve sacred Native American items for the benefit of their rightful Native American owners,” said John C. Anderson, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico. “This case also

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DeShawn Yazzie being taken into custody on the west side of Gallup Nov. 21. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gallup Police Department Navajo Police Department and the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for their assistance in catching Yazzie.

serves to put merchants, traders, and collectors on notice that they have a duty to know the nature and origin of the items in which they deal, so that they are not unwittingly trafficking or possessing precious items of Native American cultural patrimony.” “ T he sa le of Nat ive American cultural and religious items in Europe and a r o u n d t h e wo r l d h a v e

generated millions of dollars,” James C. Langenberg, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, said. “We will continue to work to prevent these sales and seek repatriation of invaluable cultural items to their Native American homes.” The Department of Justice thanks its French partners for their assistance in this matter. SPORTS

CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $2.00 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. FOR RENT Black Diamond Canyon Mobile Home Park 1 Large Mobile Home - 2 bedroom, 2 bath - $675.00 per month + $675.00 security deposit Water Service Deposit $150.00 All: washer/dryer hook-up, stove, fridge. All newly renovated. NO PETS. Call Bill Nations -505-726-9288 *** Black Diamond Canyon Mobile Home Park 1 Large Mobile Home - 3 bedroom, 2 bath - $725 per month + $700 security deposit Water Service Deposit $150.00 All: washer/dryer hook-up, stove, fridge. All newly renovated. NO PETS. Call Bill Nations -505-726-9288 *** House for Rent 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Family Room, Living Room, Kitchen, Garage $1,200 Month, For more information Call Beverly 505-870-6852 HELP WANTED Rico Auto Complex is seeking highly motivated individuals for the following position: Lube Center Cashier. Basic computer skills required. Body Shop: Maintenance/ Janitor. Must have valid driver’s license. Pick up applications at 220 S. 5th St. Serious inquiries only. *** In House or Homework Silversmiths Needed Thunderbird Jewelry 1923 W. Hwy 66 Paying higher competitive labor Mon – Fri 9 to 5 CLASSIFIEDS

Ask for Gerald No phone calls please Closing date: 12/20/19 DELIVERY DRIVER The Gallup Sun is hiring delivery driver(s) for Albuquerque pickup and Zuni/Vanderwagen/Ramah route. Please send resume or work history to: gallupsun@gmail.com. HOMES FOR SALE PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsunlegals@ gmail.com CALL: (505) 722-8994 SERVICES Nanny Service Single Moms Only Relief Time & Cost: 1-3 hours/ $20 Leave voicemail: 505-726-2766 Will do Everyday Chores PETS Volunteers Wanted Four Corners Pet Alliance is in desperate need of foster homes for dogs and cats. You provide the temporary home and love, and we provide the supplies and vet care. Must fill out detailed foster application. Serious inquiries only. For info., email: babsie220@gmail. com Did you lose a pet? Advertise your lost baby for FREE. Send pic and text. Deadline for submission Tuesday 5 pm. Email: gallupsun@gmail.com LEGAL NOTICES ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF McKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO In the Matter of the Estate of GABRIEL REYES SISNEROS, Deceased. No. D-1113-PB-2019-00037 NOTICE TO CREDITORS CRYSTAL CHAVEZ has been

appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of GABRIEL REYES SISNEROS, deceased. All persons having claims against this estate are required to 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 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: CRYSTAL CHAVEZ MASON & ISAACSON, P.A. JAMES J. MASON ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 104 EAST AZTEC AVENUE GALLUP, NM 87301 505-722-4463 Published: November 8, 2019 November 15, 2019 November 22, 2019 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: VIRTUAL SCHOOL RFP-394-20MA Commodity Code(s): 92420, 92474, 92478, and 92486 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Procurement Office, 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 or may be downloaded from the GMCS Procurement Webpage www. gmcs.org Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 P.M.(LOCAL TIME) on December 11, 2019. When they will be opened and those firms submitting a proposal’s name will be read aloud. Envelopes and/or Packages are to be sealed and plainly Marked RFP Number RFP-394-20MA. NO FAXED PROPOSALS or proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be

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EMAIL: GALLUPSUNLEGALS@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM considered and will be returned unopened. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 13th Day of November 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: November 13, 2019 P U B L I C A T I O N DATES: November 15 & 22, 2019 (Gallup Sun) November 17 & 24, 2019 (Albuquerque Journal) *** 2019-2020 RESOLUTION IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Gallup-McKinley County School District, as its duly-noticed and convened meeting of the 15th day of July, 2019 by a vote of 3 members in favor of the resolution, 0 members against the resolution, 0 members abstaining, as follows: 1. On October 22, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Asbestos Hazard Response Act {AHERA) 2. Regulations applicable to all public school districts requiring compliance with AHERA have been adopted as 40 C.F.R. Part 763 {1987). 3. As part of the general responsibilities of local education agency (LEA) under the EHERA statutes and regulations, LEA’s must develop and

update a management plan for addressing asbestos Hazards in all public schools in their respective districts. The local education authority is Superintendent Mike Hyatt, designated person is Jose P. Quiambao. 4. The administration of Gallup McKinley County School District has developed an appropriate management plan which has been adopted by the Board of Education on July 10, 1989. Review and approval of the management plan by the appropriate agency designated by the Governor of New Mexico, in accordance with 40 C.F.R . Section 763.93, have been received. 5. The administration is further directed to notify all school employees, parents, legal guardians and all interested parties of the availability of the management plan for review and inspection. The administration may charge a reasonable fee for making copies of the management plan. 6. The management plan shall be available for inspection during normal business hours at the administration office of each school. A copy of the management plan shall also be available for inspection at the Central Administration Office of the Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, 700 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico during regular business hours. Requests for inspection shall be honored within five working days of the receipt of the request. 7. The LEA’s responsibility pursuant to the AHERA regulations further require that all school employees, building occupants, their parents or their legal guardians and all interested parties be informed at least once each school year about inspections, response activities, post response action activities, including periodic re-inspection and surveillance

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activities that are planned or in progress. In order to satisfy this obligation, the administration shall prepare a written notice which shall be distributed to all employees and sent to parents or legal guardians of all students. 8. This resolution shall become part of the recorded minutes of the Board of Education meeting at which it was adopted, and shall be published in the Gallup Independent or a newspaper of general circulation in Gallup.

1. A complaint has been filed against you by Ditech Financial LLC in this Court on January 16, 2019, concerning a 2001 Crestridge Mobile Home 16’ x 80’, VIN: CRH1TX10482. 2. You or your attorney are hereby directed to immediately serve a pleading or motion in response to the Petition with the Eleventh Judicial District Court of McKinley County, and to send a copy of your response to the Plaintiff’s attorney. 3. If you do not immediately respond to the petition, the Plaintiff will apply to the Court for a default judgment against you entitling it to the relief sought in the petition.

Published in the Gallup Sun: November 22, 2019 November 29, 2019 December 6, 2019 December 13, 2019

To be Published in the GALLUP SUN, November 22, November 29, and December 6, 2019.

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the Gallup City Council scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. has been canceled. The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers at Gallup City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue. Copies of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting at the City Clerk’s Office. The agenda will also be posted on the City of Gallup’s website at www.GallupNM.gov 72 hours in advance of the meeting. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk Published in the Gallup Sun: November 22, 2019 *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF MCKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO Ditech Financial LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Martha Rubio and Alejandro Cantu, Defendants. Case No. D-1113CV-2019-00027 Attorneys for Plaintiff: The Gallegos Law Offices, P.C., 116 14th St., Albuquerque, NM 87102 – (505) 842-8484.

*** CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that at its regular meeting on December 10, 2019, commencing at the hour of 6:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico (the “City”), the City will conduct a public hearing to consider a proposed Ordinance, the title of which appears below. A complete copy of the Ordinance is available for public inspection during normal and regular business hours at the Office of the City Clerk, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301. The title of the proposed Ordinance is: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A WATER PROJECT FUND LOAN/GRANT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE NEW MEXICO FINANCE AUTHORITY (“FINANCE AUTHORITY”) AND THE CITY OF GALLUP ( THE “BORROWER/ GRANTEE”), IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF TWO MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY-EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIX DOLLARS ($2,868,106), INCLUDING A LOAN AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY-TWO DOLLARS ($1,147,242) EVIDENCING AN OBLIGATION OF THE BORROWER/GRANTEE

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may also be accessed at www.gallupnm.gov/bids

A general summary of the subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in its title. Publication of this notice constitutes compliance with NMSA 1978, § 3-17-3.

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, December 11th, 2019. The meeting 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.

Published in the Gallup Sun: November 22, 2019 *** RE-ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2019/2020/02/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting sealed proposals for the following: FIBER PROJECT FOR NAVAJO-GALLUP WATER SUPPLY PROJECT (NGWSP) As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Copies of the RFP

Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the RFP Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED PROPOSALS nor proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be considered, and will be returned unopened. For information on this RFP, contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director, at 505-8631334; Email: frodriguez@gallupnm.gov. Dated the 20th day of November 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, November 22, 2019 LEGAL NOTICE

ITEM ONE: CASE # 1900600005: Request by Kory Cash, Cash Properties on behalf of Fuhs Industrial Park, LLC, property owner, for the Rezoning of approximately 12.289 acres FROM Industrial (I) Zone District TO Heavy Commercial

(HC) Zone District. The properties are located at 2407, 2311 & 2319 Boyd Avenue; 2310-2318 & 2400 Boyd Avenue; 503, 505, 506 & 507 Frances Street; 2320, 2400, 2405, 2408, 2410, 2410B, 2411, 2500 & 2504 Fuhs Avenue; 600 Williams Street; 513, 513B & 513C Williams Street. More particularly described as Lot 1 Fuhs Addition 1.28 Acres M/L 13 15 18; Lot 2 Fuhs Addition 1.51 Acres M/L; 1.71 Acres M/L which includes a 120’x125’ Tract in Tract #1 of Boardman Land Development Co. and a portion of Lot 2 in Fuhs Addition (Building #10) the SW ¼ of Section 13 T15N R18W; A Tract of Land Within 13 15 18, Tract 1 of Boardman Land Development Co. Containing 3.86 Acres M/L Fuhs Tracts Subdivision; A Tract of Land Within Tract 1 of Boardman Land Development Company Within the SW ¼ of 13 15 18, Containing 0.33 Acres M/L Fuhs Tracts Subdivision; 1.989 Acres M/L in Tract 2 13 15 18, Boardman Land Development Co. A/K/A Fuhs Subdivision #3; 0.80 Acres M/L in Tract 2 Boardman Land Development Co. South of Private Road; A Tract of Land Lying in the SW ¼, SW ¼ of Section 13 T15N R18W, Fuhs Subdivision No. 4 Containing 0.81 Acres M/L. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk

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4 pm-6 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). FAFSA Fridays. 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.


4 pm- 6 pm @ El Morro Events Center for reading and discussion with Newberry and Printz honor author Gary D. Schmidt. Hye will read from his novel, The Wednesday Wars. Twenty-five copies will be signed and given away as door prizes. For more information: childlib@gallupnm.gov; (505) 726–6120.


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.


10 am-1pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Computer classes for the community for all levels. Classes limited to ten students. For more information: libtrain@gallupnm. gov; (505) 863–1291.


4 pm- 5:45 pm check-in /registration; 6 pm start of contest @ Rio West Mall – Center Court (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). To register online: pizzanine. com/contest.


8 am-6 pm @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup). SSTC 226. For more information: (505) 863–7706.


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


5 pm @ Rockin J Reawakenings Ranch (2 miles north on County Road 19 in Prewitt). We cover basic obedience, service dog training and support. Everyone is welcome to come join Erin and Manda! Please make sure your dogs are contained on a leash.


10:30 am-12 pm @ Albuquerque Biopark (903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque). Contestants must be N. M. residents and winners are eligible to compete nationally at the annual Make It With Wool contest organized by the American Sheep Industry. CALENDAR

SATURDAY, November 23


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


2 pm-4 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). An afternoon of magical brewing of consumable potions inspired by the Harry Potter franchise. We will brew potions such as Felix Felicis (Liquie Luck), Amortentia (Love), and a Beautification potion. Watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as we brew the potions. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm. gov; (505) 726–6120.


12 pm-4 pm @ the Court House Square (215 W. Aztec Ave.). The First Gallup Day of Giving is being held to donate food and clothing to those in need. Free music and refreshments will be provided. For more information: Lisa Lovato (505) 863–7110; Bill Camorata (505) 726–6944; Juliana Dooley (505) 726–6851.


10:30 am @ Rockin J Reawakenings Ranch(2 miles north on County Road 19 in Prewitt). Join Matt and Dillon for their self defense class at the ranch. Matt offers practical self-defense training based on basic kickboxing and development of individual attributes for all ages. Everyone is welcome. We encourage all participants to please bring a mouthpiece. MONDAY, November 25



4 pm – 5:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Learn coding basics with a creative twist. For more information: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov; (505) 863–1291.


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.



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


ing. Shimá Storytelling is an active and engaging program for children of all ages featuring storytelling, singing, and activities in Diné Bizaad. We are a team of Mothers who are actively involved in strengthening k’é through the revitalization of the Diné language beginning first at home with our little ones. For more information: childlib@ gallupnm.gov;(505) 726–6120


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.


6 pm Nov. 27–8 pm Nov. 29 @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). THURSDAY, November 28


9am, Nov. 28–8pm, Nov. 29 @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.).


9am, Nov. 28–8pm, Nov. 29 @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup).


Nov 28 – Nov 29 @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup).



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. 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) 285–3542.


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


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.


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


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) 863–2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail. com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road.

call (505) 870–2175.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS 6 pm – 7 pm Wednesdays, @ First United Methodist Church, (1800 Redrock Dr., 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) 726–8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.

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



6 pm-8 pm Wednesdays (113 E. Logan, Gallup). Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Call (505) 728–9246 for info.


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, NM). For more information email reawakeningsinc@gmail.com.


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


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.


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.


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.


6 pm-8 pm Tuesdays (1375 Elva Dr., Gallup) A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Joshua Generation for Jesus. For information,



QUEVAUGHN BRYANT’S ONE MAN’S STAND COMEDY SHOW! 7 pm-9 pm Satuyrday Dec. 7 also appearing Maurice Northup at El Morro Theatre Events Center (210 S. Second St.)

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 Nov 25 – Dec 7 @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Tickets will be sold in the mall for this Community Pantry event.

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT FOR CHRISTMAS Navajo Nation Health Education Program, GIMC – Health Promotion and Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral and Mental Health Services are hosting. They are seeking volunteers to adopt a grandparent from Chichiltah and Naschitti Senior Center. Visit HEP (516 E. Nizhoni Blvd.) or HPDP office (1808 W. Aztec Ave.). Wrapped gifts should be dropped off by Dec. 10. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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