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20/20 VISION Three Gallupians share their goals for the New Year
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An Overview of Current ADD Research and Strategies for Parents and Students
Indicators and Strategies for Students Identified ASD for use at Home and School
Review of Health Related Topics for Students Receiving Special Education Services
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Three area leaders share their visions for 2020 Staff Reports
his year the Gallup Sun asked local leaders to think about the issues that concern them. They were asked how they planned to address those issues in the coming year, and what their biggest dream was for their organization, department or board for 2020. Also, they were asked how they plan to achieve those results. Here are their answers in their own words: James Maiorano III, Undersherif f, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Issues and how we plan to address them: “We at the Sheriff’s Office are always looking for ways to improve the quality of living in the community and the quality of service we provide. We pride ourselves in participating in community events, meetings and schools functions. We try our best to set a good example and educate others when we can. The Sheriff’s Office has been diligently working toward
David Conejo, CEO RMCHCS Photo Credit: RMCHCS
James Maiorano III, Undersheriﬀ, McKinley County Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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being fully staffed to provide the best service possible. We have hired eight new deputies over the last six months and they are all certified and ready to handle calls for service. Alcohol abuse still has a devastating affect on McKinley County and the Sheriff’s Office continues to try to combat that. We have added another deputy to our full time DWI Task Force, which is funded by the State to remove drunk drivers from the roadway. We are participating, with Metro Dispatch, in new software to track criminal activity, locations, and times to enhance our patrols in
hopes to prevent crimes from occurring. In other words, to take a proactive approach to crime, rather than a reactive approach, where response is after the crime occurs. Biggest Dream[s] for the organization and how we are accomplishing them: The Sheriff’s Office has several goals for the next 12 months which include: We continue to work with the schools each year to provide Active Threat/Shooter Training. We work with Gallup McKinley County Schools as well as the BIE (Bureau of
Indian Education) schools in McKinley County. As part of that training we have deputies who work with school staff during lockdown drills, to make us all better at protecting our children and grandchildren from harm. Opening a social media page to quickly and accurately communicate with the community. We are fi nishing a policy and hope to have our page up in January. Activate a n emergency Response Team (SWAT) to respond to dangerous threats and provide well-trained deputies and K-9s to resolve situations with planned strategy and appropriate force. We have already begun drafting a policy and hope to be testing for team members in the next 90 days. Continue with our intern program to allow youth to participate in public service work and provide a work reference. We currently sponsor interns from Miyamura High in the GUILD program, Workforce Solutions, National Indian Youth Council (NIYC) and UNM Branch. Rapidly Deployable Resources- We have acquired a six seater side-by-side UTV, two 4- wheelers, a body carrier, trailers, and command center (RV). We are just waiting for a diesel truck to arrive, we will be able to respond to lost hikers, lost children, fugitives, rural calls for service, crime scenes and provide assistance in areas that are hard to reach. This will increase our
response time and allow us to be self-sufficient with the proper resources. Drone Team- We believe we have the funding to purchase the drones and train some of our staff as pilots. We are working on policy and training and intend to have a team that can quickly deploy to photograph motor vehicle crashes, crime scenes, search for fugitives, look for lost hikers, search for evidence, and assist surrounding agencies. We continue to look for qualified, certified (or cert by waiver) applicants to be deputies at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. The McKinley County webpage has listings under ‘Jobs’ and we welcome people to apply.” D avid Cone jo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Chri stian Health Care Services Projected 2020 Goals and Challenges: “ The consta nt need in McKinley County is to address i s s ue s of homele s s ne s s , poverty and addictions. To respond to this challenge in 2020, RMCHCS will initiate a year-long effort to coordinate with and support programs and services which may be struggling for financial and personnel resources. In conjunction with their own efforts, RMCHCS can have a powerful affect in McKinley County.” To achieve this, RMCHCS will expand its existing outreach service: Inpatient addiction treatment services to include more pregnant addicts, LGBT, and possibly teens. Expand Community Work Services by recovering people. Increase the scope of services for the Behavioral Health Collaborative to assist other agencies. Improve and streamline
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NOVEMBER UNEMPLOYMENT Comparing the numbers
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NAVAJO DISTRICT JUDGE Meet Neomi M. Gilmore
LAWYER OF THE YEAR A focus on uranium mining impact, Navajo community cleanup
MOVIE REVIEW A harrowing look at war in ‘1917’
State senator gets DWI conviction RESIGNS CHAIR POSITIONS, CONTINUES AS SENATOR Staff Reports
ANTA FE â€“ Following h i s conv ic t ion for DWI, Senator Richard Martinez, D-Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Santa Fe, resigned his positions as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Courts, Corrections and Justice Interim Committee.
In a letter dated Dec. 27, Martinez told N. M. Sen. President Pro tem Mary Kay Papen and Sen. Majority leader Peter Wirth, â€œAfter extensive thought and consideration and given my recent DWI conviction, I have decided to resign my position as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Co-Chair of the Courts, Corrections and Justice Interim
Committee. I want to thank those who made it possible for me to serve in these positions.â€? In a separate statement he added, â€œI do intend to continue my service as a state senator in District 5.â€? In response to the letter, Sens. Papen and Wirth issued t he fol low i ng st at ement: â€œSenator Martinezâ€™s resignation as Chair of the Senate Judiciary
Committee and Co-Chair of the Interim Courts, Corrections & Justice Committee is a positive development. We will make our recommendation for his replacement as Chair to the Committeesâ€™ Committee, which meets the fi rst day of the legislative session.â€? Opening day of the 2020 N. M. Legislative Session is Jan. 21.
N.M. Sen. Richard Martinez
Public comment hearing announced SAN JUAN GENERATING STATION ABANDONMENT Staff Reports
ANTA FE - Chairperson Theresa Becenti-Aguilar has announced plans to give her constituents the chance to voice their opinions about abandonment of the
San Juan Generating Station when the Public Regulation Commission holds a Public Comment Hearing on the case. T he P u bl ic C om me nt Hearing will begin at 4 pm, Jan. 6 at San Juan College in the Henderson Fine Arts Building,
Rm. 9008 at 4601 College Blvd., Farmington. Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Comments mailed to the PRC at P.O. Box 1269, Santa Fe, NM 87504 will also be taken into consideration by the PRC.
Plea se include Sa n Ju a n Gener at i ng St at ion Abandonment case numbers: (19-00018-UT and 19-00195-UT). For more in for mation, call Commissioner BecentiA g u i la râ€™s of f ice at (505) 827-8019.
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar, Chair, N. M. Public Regulation Commission
Kaibeto man gets three year sentence for domestic assault Staff Reports
HOENIX, Ariz. - A man enrolled as a member of the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to three years in prison, followed
by three years of supervised release after being convicted of a Jan. 12 attack of another member of the Navajo Nation,
KAIBETO MAN | SEE PAGE 7
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November unemployment numbers unchanged from October RATES LOWER THAN NOVEMBER 2018 Staff Reports
he Off ice of N.M. Gov. Michelle Lujan Gr i sha m relea sed the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2019 on Dec. 20. The rate of 4.8 percent was unchanged from October and down from the 5.0 percent
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rate of November 2018. The national unemployment rate in November was 3.5 percent, down from 3.6 percent in October 2019 and down from 3.7 percent in November 2018. Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 16,200 jobs, or 1.9 percent, between November 2018 and November 2019. Gains came from both the public and the private sector. The private sector was up 15,100 jobs, or 2.3 percent. The public sector was up 1,100 jobs, or 0.6 percent. Growth was reported in both components of the private sector. The private service-providing industries were up 8,100 jobs, or 1.4 percent, while the goods-producing industries
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were up 7,000 jobs, representing a gain of 7.0 percent. Seven private industries added jobs and two lost jobs. Mining and construction reported the largest employment increase with a gain of 6,400 jobs, or 8.8 percent. Within mining and construction, construction was up 5,300 jobs, or 11.1 percent. Mining added 1,100 jobs, which represented overthe-year growth of 4.4 percent. Professional and business services employment was up 3,200 jobs, or 3.0 percent. Leisure and hospitality employ ment increa sed by 2,300 jobs, or 2.4 percent. Trade, transportation, and utilities went up 1,100 jobs, or 0.8 percent. Within the industry, transportation, warehousing, and utilities (up 1.5 percent) and retail trade (up 0.4 percent) each added 400 jobs; wholesale trade employment increased by 300 jobs, or 1.4 percent. Financial activities reported a gain of 1,100 jobs, or 3.2 percent. Employment in education
Stock Photo and health services increased by 900 jobs, or 0.6 percent. Within this industry, a loss of 1,500 jobs, or 6.9 percent, in educational services was offset by a gain of 2,400 jobs, or 2.0 percent, in health care and social assistance. Manufacturing employment was up 600 jobs, or 2.2 percent, from its November 2018 level. Within this industry, durable goods manufacturing was up 500 jobs, or 3.3 percent, and non-durable goods manufacturing was up 100 jobs, or 0.8 percent.
Employment in information was down 300 jobs, or 2.5 percent. Employment in miscellaneous other services decreased by 200 jobs, or 0.7 percent. Within the public sector, local government employment grew by 1,200 jobs, or 1.1 percent. All gains came from local government excluding education, which was up 2,200 jobs, or 4.4 percent. Local government education was down 1,000 jobs, or 1.8 percent.
UNEMPLOYMENT | SEE PAGE 9
Navajo woman appointed to bench DOJ LEGAL STAFF CANDIDATE CONFIRMED AS DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Staff Reports
INDOW ROCK, A r iz. - Nava jo Nation Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney candidate, Neomi M. Gilmore, has been confirmed by the Navajo Nation Council as a district court judge Dec. 19. A 2014 graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law, Ms. Gilmore is Navajo and Ute. She is Nooda’i dine, born for Bit’ahnii, her maternal grandparents are To’dich’ii’nii and her paternal grandparents are To’aheedliinii. She is originally from Bahastl’ah (Twin Lakes, N.M.). She completed the American
LEADERS | FROM PAGE 4 Urgent Medical Care providing lower cost care on nights and weekends for non-emergency care. This will be an alternative to higher cost ER services. To continue/complete development of a medical school residency program. RMCHCS is presently rotating medical students and will begin accepting medical residents in 2020. The goal is to have some of them return to practice here.
KAIBETO MAN | FROM PAGE 5 in which he is reported to have
Indian Law Center’s Pre-Law Summer Institute in 2010, and graduated with her B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Political Science from the University of New Mexico in 2006. Since 2017, Ms. Gilmore has worked at DOJ assisting the Nation’s 110 Chapters and Administrative Service Centers. She previously worked at the New Mexico Legal Aid Gallup office as a Tribal Law Counselor, and served as a law clerk intern for NMLA’s Santa Ana office, the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation, and the Navajo Nation’s Office of the Chief Prosecutor. Ms. Gilmore also previously served as the Director
of Native Youth Take Charge, a youth initiative to inspire Native American youth in rural areas of the Navajo Nation to continue their educational endeavors. Her publications include Native Youth Take Charge, AM. INDIAN GR A DUATE, Spring 2012. Ms. Gilmore has also participated as a research assistant in a study for the New Mexico Public Education Department, Indian Education in New Mexico 2025, in the fall of 2008. In addition to Ms. Gilmore, DOJ Principal Tribal Court Advocate Malcolm Laughing was also confi rmed as a district court judge.
As a priority, implement an upgrade or replacement of our existing medical records computer system for an estimated cost of $6 million dollars. Completely upgrade the Women’s Health and Labor and Delivery area to coincide with expansion of the medical school residency program. Estimated total cost: $2.9 million. Provide expanded services to the Navajo Nation through a partnership with them as they create an independent
medicaid provider agency. Hire six (6) new physicians…one every two months. Initiate the mobile health unit service.
struck and strangled her. Dustin Tso has already served six months in prison in tribal custody. The Kaibeto,
Neomi Gilmore, conﬁrmed as a district court judge. Photo Credit: Navajo Nation Department of Justice
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LBUQUERQUE - The Natu ra l Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico Bar Association has named New Mexico Environmental Law Center Staff Attorney Eric Jantz, as “Lawyer of the Year.” Jantz has been with the Law Center for 18 years and focuses mainly on uranium mining impacts and cleanup in the primarily Navajo communities in Cibola and McKinley counties, and on air quality issues in Albuquerque’s South Valley. He has worked with front-line communities to prevent re-starting uranium mining on Mt. Taylor and worked closely with McKinley County residents to demand that the County Commission approve a moratorium on new uranium mining, while a study is completed on the disparate impacts of past and possible future mining on the environment and public health. I n A lbu q uer q ue’s v a l ley neighborhoods, he has worked for many years with communities to force the City of Albuquerque and the CityCounty Air Quality Board to analyze the cumulative impact from the high density of industrial facilities scattered among long-established neighborhoods when weighing approval of new air quality permits. Advancing community interests also involves advancing civil and human rights. On behalf of clients in Albuquerque’s valley, he fi led a Title VI complaint under the federal Civil Rights Act over disparate impacts of air quality permitting activities on environmental justice communities. He fi led a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining asking the Commission to investigate hu ma n r ights v iolations by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. government when they licensed new uranium
Eric Jantz joined by two members of the Multi-Cultural Alliance for a Safe Environment. From left: Laura Watchempino (Acoma Pueblo) and Candice Head-Dylla, Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance. Jantz was named “Lawyer of the Year” by the N. M. Environmental Law Center. Photo Credit: N.M. Environmental Law Center mines in Crownpoint and Churchrock, and a report with the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of the Red Water Pond Road community charging the U.S. government with violating the human rights of minority and indigenous populations affected by decades of uranium mining and milling. “I’m honored to receive this reward, particularly because this is the fi rst time the award has been given to a lawyer who works with environmental justice communities,” Jantz said. The stated purposes of the NREEL Section of the N. M. Bar Association are to provide “information and dialogue concerning issues affecting ... the environment, and to provid[e] the highest possible quality of legal services to New Mexicans.” Successful Lawyer of the Year nominees have “superior knowledge of the substantive legal area in which they practice”; contribute in significant ways to natural resources, energy, or environmental law in New Mexico; advance the legal profession in NREEL’s areas through assistance to environmental lawyers and law students; “[d]emonstrat[e]
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OPINIONS MADAME G
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF JANUARY 6
Change isn’t easy. Sometimes, our darkest hour can be a moment of clarity and understanding. Do not wait quietly by the corner and allow life to happen. Take life by the horns and hang on. You may get a little bruised, but what a wonderful ride it will be. Good luck! Madame G wishes you a very Happy New Year! May 2020 be the year you fulfill your dreams. Live well.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Now is the time to try something new. Life is a continual process of rebirth and renewal. You can’t only accept the good. In a cycle of life, there is also death. This takes many forms. When you look back at your life, you’ll notice that the best times likely followed a time of great sorrow. Don’t fret over the changes that look like an ending. It may just be the beginning.
Your life is a rich and wonderful
Don’t forget to take care of yourself. You deserve happiness and peace just like everyone else. Let your thoughts drift to the high points of the previous 12 months, as well as new initiatives on the horizon. Maybe now is the time to let someone else take charge. It’s okay to let a few things of unimportance slide. You are well on your way.
Look up and move forward with confidence. The world is not always as it seems. Sometimes harder times are just around the corner, only to be followed by the best periods of your life. Don’t give up just because it’s difficult. This is an opportunity to buikld some new or strengthen some existing coalitions, including with siblings. Live well and with purpose.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Take this New Year to become
up to them.
Keep going, strong and noble Scorpio. This year let even less bother you. The change of direction you are looking for involves vision, belt-tightening and perhaps seeking new sources of revenue. Work hard, but only in the right directions and for the right people. Your gratitude is a loyal asset, continue to show it for those who show it to you.
Believe in your dreams. You are who you are meant to be. Keep your eyes looking forward and agree to help those around you. Develop a strong plan for yourself. Write out all the elements that would make you happy, and don’t worry about it being “realistic.” Visualizing and desiring are the fi rst, most important steps to manifesting something. You can accomplish anything that you put your mind to.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Life is not as hard or difficult
Good luck Sagittarius, you’re an amazing apprentice on a wild ride. Feel no need to rush into 2020. Your New Year gets off to a tranquil start. Beat the January hordes and get a jump-start on any and all home renovations now, while your determination is high. Now is the time to keep trying and starting over. You will renew and you will come back around.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) How do you cope with stress? No one is as immune as they seem. Everyone is bothered by the little things, but by how much, is an important consideration. You’re more than your emotions. Your actions do speak louder than words. In the end, stop talking about what you believe and start showing people exactly what you believe by being what you believe. Do or do not.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Only you know the answer that you heart seeks. Be honest. You don’t need to convey your truths to anyone except yourself. Your honesty with yourself should only be about you. Learn to rely on your opinion without the opinion of others. This doesn’t mean that you can’t appreciate what others have to say, but don’t discount what you think just because others don’t agree.
UNEMPLOYMENT | FROM PAGE 6 The federal government reported
LAWYER OF THE YEAR | FROM PAGE 8 innovative thinking”; and [s] upport the public interest and OPINIONS
journey. You have made the right steps towards greatness and you’re working toward the next step. Set some lofty resolutions for the coming year, share them with friends, and get serious about holding each other accountable. Enjoy what you have with those
the lion you have always seen yourself as. Wash away bad habits and realize true potential. Mend old fences with the loved ones you have pushed away. Announce your intentions in front of other people. It can strengthen your intentions and put you “on the hook” to live
as you imagine. We often make it worse than it is. That doesn’t mean that bad things don’t happen. They do. You have a right to be mad, angry, and sad. But, remember that some of it feels worse than it is, because you’re making it worse than it is. Do your best and keep moving forward.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You might need to adjust to your life of solitude, but it might be only punishment for past transgressions. Even if there’s nothing to show at the moment, set some specific dates for whatever’s next. Start the New Year right and begin to see other points of view. Accept that there will be moments of sweating bullets outside your comfort zone. Travel less this year and rest. Focus on what betters your fi nancial situation.
a gain of 600 jobs, or 2.1 percent. State government employment decreased by 700 jobs, or 1.2 percent.
Within state government, state government excluding education was up 600 jobs, or 1.9 percent, with state government
education posting a loss of 1,300 jobs, or 5.1 percent. Data can be found online at: dws.state.nm.us (under
“Labor Market Information/ Data, Statistics & Dashboards”) and jobs. state.nm.us/analyzer
[d]emonstrate outstanding community contributions.” Doug Meiklejohn, executive director and founder of the Law Center, said, “As one of
the few nonprofit environmental law firms in the country with an environmental justice mission, we almost always go up against deep-pocketed
corporate polluters with the resources to hire teams of lawyers and experts. The fact that we are so often able to prevail is because we have lawyers
like Eric working with New Mexico’s diverse low-income environmental justice communities to protect our state’s precious air, land and water.”
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Digging into scary after-Christmas diets By Melissa Martin Guest Columnist
YI: Please do not try the following fad diets as they can be hazardous to your ho-ho-ho health. However, laughing along with my attempt at humor may burn a few calories. If a certain diet worked, everybody everywhere would know about it. Food fads travel around the planet and back. Weight loss scams come and go. You lose money and motivation, but not pounds. Or if you initially lose a few pounds, you gain them Melissa Martin back and more. Greedy companies prey on people with phony S n ow D ie t . Yo u s t a y promises, bogus beliefs, false hydrated, but hungry. Be on the and faulty research. They recruit lookout for yellowish reindeer fanatic followers. Whereâ€™s the pee in the white snow. science, folks? The fitness indusLeftover Wrapping Paper try needs to divorce the fad diet Diet. Low in calories. Eating business. We have to be aware of ribbon and bows is not allowed. health hype and question dieting Dead Christmas Tree Diet. madness. You eat your used tree instead The following funky diets of abandoning it on the curb for are a taste of my own amusing garbage pick-up. High in fiber, so rederick. So, donâ€™t try them at have extra toilet tissue around. home. Walnut Soup Diet. Be on Air Diet. You are guaran- alert for angry squirrels. teed to lose weight. And evenIsland Diet. You munch on tropical plants and slurp tually your life.
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squirrel. No products from the earthâ€™s soil allowed. The Metabolism Mania Diet. You wrap up in a tarp and jog for forty days, while sucking on ginseng root. Caution is advised on windy days. Naked joggers may be arrested for indecent exposure. The Bacon, Bacon, and More Bacon Diet. Yes, all you consume is bacon. A bunch of bacon for breakfast. A bag of bacon for lunch. A box of bacon for dinner. Itâ€™s a bacon bonanza! Prepare to feel bamboozled and bummed. â€œDiet scams rank No. 1 among health care frauds reported to the Federal Trade Commission, with on-the-make marketers deploying a variety of tricks to get people to purchase their wares. Some create websites that look like those of legitimate magazines and news organizations and fill them with
phony articles claiming that celebrities have achieved amazing results from their products. The FTC recently obtained a $500,000 settlement from affiliate marketers in Florida who the agency said sent emails from hacked accounts to trick potential customers into thinking a friend or family member was urging them to try some weight-loss miracle pill,â€? according to a 2018 article on the AARP website. â€œIf diets worked, weâ€™d all be thin by now. Instead, we have enlisted hundreds of millions of people into a war we canâ€™t win,â€? Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt writes in her 2016 book, Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss. How interestingâ€”the word â€˜dieâ€™ is found in the word â€˜diet.â€™ Step away from fad-sad-radbad diets.
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COMMUNITY First joint Christmas Eve ‘Festival for the Homeless’ RMCHCS AND HOZHO CENTER SERVE 150 MEALS ON CHRISTMAS EVE
Staﬀ from RMCHCS and Hozho Center served meals for the homeless on Christmas Eve. From left: Clarisse Begay, Executive Assistant; William Camorata, Director of RMCHCS Behavioral Special Projects; Anita Alantz, Clinic Executive Director; Ken Collins, Executive Director Hozho Center; Wanda Ray, RMCHCS Marketing Director; Juliana Dooley, Behavioral Health Collaborative Coordinator. Photo Credit: RMCHCS By William Madaras For the Sun
ehoboth McK inley C h r i s t i a n He a lt h Care Ser vices and the Hozho Center celebrated their first joint Christmas Eve “Festival for the Homeless” event this year. The two organizations combined efforts to spread joy to the community by offering a holiday feast to McKinley County’s homeless residents. One hundred-fi fty people were served. Festivities were held from 9 am to 4 pm at the center’s headquarters at 216 W. Maloney Ave. in Gallup. The event featured hot meals of ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, pie and coffee with extra helpings of holiday cheer. “It was exciting to see the joy spread among the participants and the many smiling faces,” Hozho Center Executive Director Ken Collins said. “We did not have the resources to pull this off ourselves and greatly appreciate the food and staff contributions made by RMCHCS.” The Hozho Center currently serves 75 people needing help with behavioral health issues, ranging from treatment for addiction to assistance with diabetes. COMMUNITY
Hospital Community Care “Our collaboration with the Hozho just furthers the idea of hospital community care in which hospitals go beyond traditional medical treatment by caring for the entire community and helping identify the causes of illness which is often rooted in addiction, poverty and homelessness,” RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. “We are proud to work with organizations across McKinley County to make it one of the best places to work and live in.” In addition to donations, the center is funded by a $50,000 grant from the New Mexico State Legislature appropriated by N. M. Rep. D. Wonda Johnson, D - Crownpoint, who also works at RMCHCS. Brain Injury Support The English translation of
the Navajo word Hozho means peace and harmony. Collins operates the center from the vantage point of being an experienced Certified Peer Support Worker with the wisdom and experience of having a brain injury himself. He notes that many people identify behavioral health with addiction, but do not recognize brain injuries as readily. “I want to help make people be more aware that many folks coming here have brain injuries and it makes everything harder. It’s [the problem is] invisible and we only see the consequences. Learning how the brain works breaks down the lies people are often told out of embarrassment and the barriers that brings,” Collins said. He is beginning to see more hope as people are starting to get the treatment they need.
Hozho Center counselor Ervan Tsosie conducts the Christmas Eve prayer at the RMCHCS Hozho Center “Festival for the Homeless” dinner. Photo Credit: RMCHCS T he Hozho Center for Personal Enhancement is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization, formed in 2008 to advocate, educate and promote the best way to serve the unmet needs of individuals experiencing mental
health and homelessness on the streets of Gallup and McKinley County. The center offers counseling, food, AA and NA meetings, recovery circles, sweat lodges, and supports group healing circles where people can grow and can take a break.
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‘1917’ is a thrilling technical marvel By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: OUT OF RUNNING TIME: 119 MINUTES NOTE: This is an early review. The fi lm opens on January 10. We’ve all seen plenty of WWI epics over the years, including All Quiet on the We st e r n F r o nt , Pat h s of Glory, Gallipoli, A Very Long Engagement, War Horse, and the recent documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. All of these pictures depict the violence and horrors endured by young soldiers. Additionally, some even show the nastiness displayed by not only the enemy, but also by their own superiors. While it is difficult to imagine that any recent fi lm could add anything that audiences haven’t seen before, 1917 manages to do just that. It places viewers alongside
the leads in the trenches and tells a story in a new and completely unique way. The stor y opens in Nor t her n F ra nce w it h young, inexperienced British Corporal Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) being assigned to select another man and head out to receive new, secretive orders from their General. Blake quickly picks his friend, Corporal Schofield (George MacKay) a nd the two a re given their very time-sensitive and dangerous mission. It involves traveling many miles across battlefields and enemy lines, all in order to deliver an urgent message to a faraway Colonel preparing to send 1,600 troops (including Blake’s own brother) into a German trap and certain defeat. Exposed and alone in the open, the pair does its best to complete the assignment without being killed. The simple plot actually adds great tension to the proceedings, as the leads are constantly up against the ticking clock. And director/co-writer
Colonel MacKenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch) in “1917” which is set in WWI. The story focuses on two young British soldiers assigned to deliver a message deep in enemy territory to stop 1,600 men from walking into a deadly trap. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures S a m Me nde s (Am e r i c a n Beauty, Jarhead, Road to Perdition, Skyfall) also adds a ver y unusual and clever technical element which sets his film apart from others
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of the genre. Specifically, he chooses to let the story unfold and play out in its entirety as one single shot. Obviously, there are digital tricks used to allow for the passage of time and hide various cuts, but the presentation allows viewers to follow along as if they are walking along and reacting to events with the two young men. While the one-shot techn ique may i n it ia l ly seem g i m m ick y, it i s cle verly used to help viewers empathize with the leads. It also adds a remarkable amount of tension to the proceedings. Admittedly, since the approach only allows for a condensed per iod of time with its heroes, we don’t get to know the two leads quite as well as we might using a traditional narrative structure. And perhaps viewers won’t feel as close to them as a result. Yet, the unusual process still works remarkably well. The camera stays tight on these soldiers and doesn’t explicitly reveal who or what is around them, allowing for drama in every scene. Even v iews of the protagonists simply poking their heads out of the trenches to try to see what’s on the horizon are anxiety-provoking. Much credit must also be given to cinematographer Roger Deakins (Fargo, No Country for Old Men, Skyfall, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049)
who has gorgeously lit and f i l med t he ex tended a nd elaborately staged events. Although it never distracts from the stor y itself, the c a mer a a lway s s eem s t o be wowing us with something visually impressive. It smoothly follows the characters and moves over water and through other impediments as they make their way, and always provides a clear sense of geography. As shots extend, they move from outside environments to darker indoor spaces, with the focus and lighting always sharp. The movie looks particularly stunning as one character is forced to run through the ruins of a city at night lit by smoldering fi res. This fi lm is a technical marvel. W h i le v iewer s m ay be forced into empathizing with the characters through experience and not by traditional character development, this is still a tense and consistently thrilling war picture. All aspects of it are exceptional and, in the process, 1917 br i ngs a completely new vantage point, giving a real sense of what it might h ave been l i ke for t ho se w a l k i n g i n t he t r e nc he s during WWI. Only time will tell, but this reviewer’s first instincts are that the movie will likely stand as another rema rkable film depicting one of the most devastating wars in history. COMMUNITY
Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 3, 2020 It’s a quiet time a s the year comes to an end, which shou ld a l low Blu-ray a nd DVD enthusiasts out there the opportunity to catch up with a few flicks they might have missed. Still, there are a handful of new releases that may be worth checking out. 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! An Innocent Kiss - This l it t le i ndependent S out h Carolina-set comedy follows a n eccen tr ic fa mi ly goi ng through some difficu lt ie s. A str uggling husband a nd w i fe f i nd t hei r ma r r iage fa l l i ng apa r t . It becomes even more strained after the unexpected a r r ival of the lead’s brother, a n oddball who seems to cause havoc wherever he goes. The group’s bizarre antics affect the lives of everyone in the small town. This title ha s played a film festival or two, but is essentially making its debut exclusively on DVD. There aren’t many reviews currently available, although at one festival it was referred to as a kind-hearted and good-natured little film boasting an appearance from a Hollywood
legend. The cast includes Burt Reynolds, R. Keith Harris, Whitney Goin and Michael Abbott Jr. Bully - A heavy-set highschool student is mercilessly tormented by a bully and his p a l s . W h i l e b e i n g roughed up on his way home, the youngster encounters a professional ex-boxer who decides to not only befriend the boy, but offer a few pointers on fighting back against his nasty school mates. T he lead is introduced to various associates of the pugilist and begins training in order to defend h i m s el f. T h i s come dy i s another title that played some independe nt film festivals in 2018 (where it was nominated for and won several awards), but it hasn’t been seen by most critics or audiences yet. So curious readers will just have to take a chance and give it a go without reading any reviews. It stars Tucker Albrizzi, Ron Canada, Danny Trejo, Vicent Pastore, Jack DiFalco and Emma White.
becomes d e t e r m i ned to f ind out what happened t o one of his lost colleagues. As his detailed investigation progresses, the lead is taken into the mountains of East Germany, where he uncovers a conspiracy that not only exposes Soviet-era secrets, but also new information about his own family. The film is listed as being in both German and English, so viewers should expect some subtitles. Ever y other aspect about this film is unknown. It fe a t u re s Ja ke Koeppl, Luisa Wietzorek and Drake Shannon. Blasts from the Past! It’s also a quiet week for cata logue titles, w ith the biggest release being a title from earlier in the month that ended up being delayed.
Severin had scheduled The Peanut Butte r Solution (1985) Blu-ray to be put out two weeks ago, but apparently there was some sort of issue and it was held up for a couple of weeks. The Peanut Butter Solution is a really odd little children’s film from Canada that has inspired as many nightmares a s it ha s sparked i m a g i nations. After many yea rs, the movie has maintained a small, but ever-growing fan b a s e . It ’s about a k id who receives such a fright from a pair of ghosts that he loses all of his hair. He attempts to concoct a magic formula involving peanut butter to grow it back, but discovers that it works too well. Severin is now releasing a
Blu-ray featuring two cuts of the film alongside plenty of extras. You’ll get a new commentary with the producer and star of the film, as well as interviews with cast and crew and a talk about this unusual French-Canadian production company and their other fascinating features (one hopes that The Dog Who Stopped the War and Tommy Tricker an d th e Stamp Travel l e r will also get high definition upgrades in the future). Can’t wait to catch up with this oddball effort. You Know, For Kids! If you’re looking for something new for the kids, this is your only choice until next week. The Peanut Solution (1985)
On the Tube! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases…which is actually just one title this time out. Nature: Undercover in the Jungle (PBS)
Heritage - Here’s another little film that is making its debut on disc with little fanfare. According to the press release, this action picture is about an ex-CIA officer who
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CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $2.00 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. FOR SALE For sale 1997 Ford Van New battery, New tires $2000 OBO As is Call 505-567-4985 HELP WANTED January 2, 2020 McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following position: POSITION: SNAPS SA Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Community Services Department FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE: January 16, 2020 Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www. co.mckinley.nm.us
See website for job requirements. Eligible for benefits. Apply on-line at pmsnm.org. Click on Jobs@PMS. Toll-free hotline 1-866-661-5491. EOE/ AA/M/F/SO/Vet/Disability Follow us on Facebook. *** Job Opening Property Manager Part-time, Chuska Apartments in Gallup. Visit www.shcnm.org/job-openings for more information or call 505.255.3643. *** 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
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Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Annual Open Meetings Act, Resolution #RA 2020-01 ITEM TWO: Quarterly Financial Report ITEM THREE: Present Animal Control statistics from January to December 2019 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 PUBLISH: 3 January 2020 PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice is hereby given that Gallup Business Improvement District, Inc. will conduct its monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 3 PM at Rico Motors conference room, 220 S. Fifth Street, Gallup, New Mexico 87301. The meeting this month will take place on the fourth Thursday, rather than the usual third Thursday. The agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting from francis@gallupbid. com and on City of Gallup website. Published: January 3, 2020
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Did you lose a pet? Advertise your lost baby for FREE. Send pic and text. Deadline for submission Tuesday 5 pm. Email: email@example.com LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West
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*** ADVERTISEMENT PROPOSALS
CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2019/2020/04/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting sealed proposals for the following: UTILITY WOOD POLE INSPECTION SERVICES 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 may also be accessed at www.gallupnm.gov/bids Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00
P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated the 31st day of December 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, January 3, 2020 *** ADVERTISEMENT BIDS
CITY OF GALLUP HIGHWAY 491 16” TRANSMISSION WATER MAIN CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Formal Bid No. 2001 Notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico will receive sealed bids for construction of HIGHWAY 491 16” TRANSMISSION WATER MAIN until the hour of 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the office of the Procurement Manager at City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico. Bids will be opened, read and tabulated at that time. No bids will be received or considered if received after the time stated above. This project consists of installing approximately 7,100 linear feet of 16-inch CL350 ductile iron waterline as shown on the contract drawings. Work will include installation of 30” O.D. 0.375” wall steel casing with internal locking 16” CL350 ductile iron pipe by jack and bore under US-491, tiein connections to existing 16-inch ductile iron waterlines, the installation of a 2-inch water service, and will include installation of 16-inch gate valves, combination air release valves, removal and replacement of existing water lines may be required to meet minimum bury and separation at crossings. Fittings as required to meet horizontal and vertical deflections. Erosion control devices including gabions, wire enclosed rip-rap and soil reinforcement mat installation will be required. Installation of import fill and grading will be required. Traffic control will be required. Work will include trenching, backfill-
ing, compaction, material hauling, and material testing. Rock excavation will be required. Advertisement and notification of water shut-off(s) of all affected customers 48 hours prior to shutoff is included in this project. This project is located North of Gallup, New Mexico within and adjacent to US-491 Right-of-Way between the intersections of US- 491 with 9th Street and North Chino Loop (County Road 7). Plans, Specifications, and Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director located at 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, phone number (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at www. GallupNM.gov/bids. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may be obtained from DePauli Engineering and Surveying, LLC, located at 307 S. 4th Street, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, phone number (505) 863-5440, upon deposit of $250.00, all of which will be refunded upon return of the documents within ten (10) days after bid opening. Dated this 31st day of December 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020 *** ADVERTISEMENT BIDS
CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 2004 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed bids for the following: REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT OF ELECTRIC PEDESTALS City of Gallup-Red Rock Park As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: www. gallupnm.gov/bids. Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Janu-
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ary 23, 2020 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the Formal Bid Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS will be accepted, and bids submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened.
Dated this 31st day of December 2019
This is a re-advertisement of previous solicitation identified as Formal Bid 1924 that was post-
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the
By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2020 *** CORRECTED LEGAL NOTICE
following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. The item will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on January 28th, 2020. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. CASE # 20-00900001: City initiated request to amend Title 10 â€œLand Development Standardsâ€? of the Municipal Code of the City of Gallup Section 10-2-B-a â€œResidentialâ€? and Section 10-2-B-c â€œNon-Residentialâ€?; Tables 10-2-2,
10-2-4, 10-2-6, 10-2-8, 10-2-19 and 10-2-21. Add side street yard requirements for corner lots within the Rural Residential (RR), Single-Family Residential (SFR-A, B & C), Multi-Family Residential Low (MFRL), Multi-Family Residential Medium (MFRM), General Commercial (GC) and Heavy Commercial (HC) Zone Districts. Establish ten foot (10â€™) side street yard setbacks for SFR-A & B, MFRL, MFRM and GC and fifteen foot (15â€™) side street yard setbacks for RR, SFR-C and HC. This item had been previously advertised with the wrong side street yard setback for SFR-C in a legal notice published December 27, 2019.
4 pm- 5 pm @ Childrenâ€™s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Refreshments provided. Club meets on first and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information: email@example.com or (505) 726-6120.
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.
GET UP & GAME
12 pm-4 pm @ Childrenâ€™s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family. SATURDAY, January 4
STORY TIME SATURDAYS
at Gallup McKinley County Schools.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
6 pm-7 pm @ SSC Board Room ( 640 S. Boardman).
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
4 pm-6:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). The story continues. Head to the local market and purchase your supplies for a long journey through the forest to fight against evil minions to face the boss. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm. gov; (505) 863-1291.
CITY OF GALLUPâ€™S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD
3:30 pm-5 pm @ the Octavia Fellin Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) first Monday of the month. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call
MCKINLEY CITIZENâ€™S RECYCLING COUNCIL
2 pm @ Red Mesa Center (105 W. Hill). For more information: Gerald or Millie (505) 722-5142;betsywindisch@ yahoo.com
TUESDAY, January 7
SPREADSHEETS FOR BEGINNERS
5 pm-7 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the basics of using a spreadsheet, such as Excel and simple fundtions to create needed documents. WEDNESDAY, January 8
WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS
5:30 pm-7:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). This weekâ€™s film: Abominable.
4 pm @ Childrenâ€™s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Test your skills with boats that float, cars that go and
mazes to stump your friends. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org; (505) 726-6120. THURSDAY, January 9
EARLY RELEASE DAY
Gallup McKinley County Schools Early Release-Data Day
4 pm-5 pm @ Childrenâ€™s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Crafts for the whole family. This weekâ€™s activity: Genie in a Bottle ONGOING
CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION
7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium (Main St. H-1, Crownpoint). Second Friday of the month. For more information, call (505) 879-9460.
Students return to school CALENDAR
By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 3 January 2020
FUTURE FOUNDATIONS: BABY BOUNCE & BOOGIE
10 am-11 am @ Future Foundations Family Center (551 Washington Ave., Grants). Baby Bounce and Boogie is designed for newborn to 3 years of age and their parents. Offered free of charge, however donations are welcome! Every other Wednesday. For more information: (505) 2853542.
NO HALF STEPPING
9 am-11am @ Hozho Center (216 W. Maloney, Gallup). AA meeting Tuesdays. For more information: (505) 862-1911. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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11 am-12 pm @ Childrenâ€™s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup) . An active, energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes and stories. This program is intended for children ages 2 - 4. Jahn. 4 â€“ Feb. 8 @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave.). This poster exhibition of World War I: Lessons and Legacies is courtesy of the Smithsonian and The United States World War I Centennial Commission.
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In this week’s issue, three of Gallup’s notable residents weigh in on their New Year’s resolutions for themselves and the city. Also, Madame...
Published on Jan 3, 2020
In this week’s issue, three of Gallup’s notable residents weigh in on their New Year’s resolutions for themselves and the city. Also, Madame...