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NEWS Gallup-McKinley County celebrates Veterans Day HONORS MEN AND WOMEN WHO GAVE THEIR ALL
By Dee Velasco For the Sun
espite the brutal cold, Veterans Day was celebrated in Gallup Nov. 12 with scheduled events to honor all veterans, past and present. Gallup-McKinley Veterans Com m it tee member s a nd Veterans Helping Veterans hosted the events, which began at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Gallup with an observance ceremony at the Veterans Plot, followed by a parade. The parade followed Aztec Avenue to McKinley County Courthouse Square, where those who braved the elements took part in the official ceremony to honor the country’s veterans. Naomi Sandoval sang the national anthem in Navajo as tiny snowflakes swirled about the square.
Flags were passed out to attendees, and patriotism was palpable in the air. The Acknowledgement of Dignitaries was presented by David Cuellar of Veterans Helping Veterans. As Jack Frost made his presence known at the event, Cuellar said the cold didn’t prevent a solid turnout or the display of the patriotic spirit. “I think it went well and we had a really good turnout as cold as it was. I think people here are very patriotic,” Cuellar said. “The ceremonies went great at the cemetery; we had a great turnout as well up there.” Keynote speaker a nd McK inley- County Com m issioner Bi l l L ee addressed the crowd about honoring all veterans. As a cold breeze swept across the cour thouse square, Lee spoke of the sacrifices and willingness of the
The Nov. 12 Veterans Day parade comes to an end at McKinley County Courthouse Square in Gallup for the honoring ceremony. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons veterans who gave their all for our freedom. He was pleased
A historic fire truck rolls by in the Nov. 12 Veterans Day parade. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
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to see so many folks out to honor those who served the country. “On such a frosty morning, it’s great to see so many people coming out,” Lee said. “The reason we do this is because we all need to take the time to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much to have served, those who continue to serve and certainly those who paid the ultimate price. So it’s good to see a great crowd out here and good to be a part of these festivities as we remember the veterans.” Similar sentiments were expressed by Gallup City Councilor Linda Garcia who boldly stated her thoughts on professional sports players who take a knee during the National Anthem. Her words brought on claps and cheers from the audience. She said we can never forget
what our veterans have done and continue to do for all of us. “To act upon this degrading idea is a complete blow to all our veterans who sacrificed for what we have now,” Garcia said. Grand Marshall Leonardo P. Torrez was introduced with a brief statement about his service in the United States
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Will Gallup attract industry to the area? GGEDC PAINTS A POSITIVE PICTURE FOR CITY LEADERS By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
atrick Mason, treasurer of the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors, presented the GGEDC 2018 Annual Report at the Nov. 13 Gallup City Council regular meeting. The GGEDC is a nonprofit organization that aims to drive economic growth by building on local assets and strategic partnering to attract and recruit business and industrial employers that provide economic base jobs in the Gallup-McKinley County area. According to information presented at the meeting, the GGEDC website pulled the following stats from the past year: • 4,286 unique users from 61 countries, including Ukraine, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Germany and Canada. • 14,662 site pageviews from 1,030 cities, including San Francisco, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Dallas, TX; New York, NY; and Houston, TX.
GGEDC Board of Directors Treasurer Patrick Mason. Photo Credit: Courtesy milawfirm.net • 693 business contacts, with 31 of those contacts requesting information about GGEDC programs, 28 projects proposed, 21 in-person site visits, and nine active projects in the works. • Contact with 15 local companies, 13 local landowners, 98 domestic companies, 55 foreign companies, 15 work site selectors, 14 potential recruitment opportunities and six visits to industry trade shows. Mason also provided figures showing GGEDC has a projected
2018 revenue of over $300,000, against an estimated spending of nearly $250,000. Mason said a new business could potentially generate anywhere between 33 and 100 local jobs. He said while major cities might dismiss this number as insignificant, a town like Gallup would welcome such an opportunity for growth. Mason discussed the economic opportunities the GGEDC projects would bring to Gallup. The estimated fiscal impact of one active project, for example, is around $9.4 million, he said. “[Gallup] was a community that was going to help them bring [their plans] to a fruition,” Mason said, explaining why companies want to work with the GGEDC. Mason cited local assets like Highway 66 and the railroad, one of the busiest in the state, as economic opportunities for Gallup. Both bring a considerable amount of tourism traffic, he said. Mason also mentioned a frequent tourist from Korea who became interested in doing business in the Gallup area. Mason
said the tourist enjoyed the region when visiting, and found a business opportunity within a community that will back him. Results from projects like this would be seen within the next year, he said. “None of this [growth] is possible without you,” Mason said, citing the efforts of the city council to provide an avenue for these businesses to begin and flourish. City Manager Maryann Ustick expressed optimism about the potential business deals. “The city works closely with GGEDC staff and provides support on potential projects located in our city,” she said. “We are excited to see some of the economic development projects, that
are in progress, and which will create much needed new and well paying jobs, come to fruition.” Other items discussed at meeting: • The A n nua l Ch r istma s Parade will be held Dec. 1.
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State Police arrest Apparent murder-suicide Cibola County man leaves four adults dead for raping juvenile Staff Reports
he FBI and Navajo Nation Div ision of P ubl ic S a fet y a re investigating a n apparent murder-suicide in Tsayatoh, N.M., that left four adults dead, including the suspected shooter. Preliminary indications are the shooting, which occurred early the morning of Nov. 13, was an act of domestic violence. A n a du lt woma n w it h
IBOL A COUNTY – T he New Mex ico State Police Uniform Bureau and Investigations Bureau were called to investigate allegations of criminal sexual penetration of a juvenile against Edwin Mariano, 40, of Grants. Through an extensive investigation, State Police agents learned the victim resided in the home with Mariano. During the investigation the juvenile disclosed that Mariano gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her. On Nov. 1, State Police officers were able to locate and successfully arrest Edwin Mariano without incident in Grants. He was booked into the Cibola Cou nt y Detention Cent er on t he fol low i ng charges: • Criminal sexual penetration of a minor, 2nd degree felony • C o n t r i b u t i n g t o t h e
Edwin Mariano delinquency of a minor, 4th degree felony. • Sel l i ng or g iv i ng a lco holic beverages to a minor, 4th degree felony. • Driving with a suspended revoked driver’s license, misdemeanor. Mariano was booked on a no-bond hold. The identity of the child will not be released by State Police.
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gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital. The incident occurred inside a residence. “Ou r Nat ive A mer ica n communities are among the most beautiful in New Mexico, and they deserve safety and security,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas stated Nov. 13. “I am saddened by this horrific tragedy that has become far too common. It will take continued collaboration among citizens, law enforcement and other organizations to increase prevention efforts
in our state.» In a Nov. 13 statement, President Russell Begaye said lives are sacred and valuable, and asked the public to seek help for loved ones who are struggling. “Know that help is always available. Please seek help,” Begaye said. “Remember that there is strength in prayer. Talk to trusted family members, counselors or traditional medicine people.” Autopsies are pending. This is an ongoing investigation.
Governor proclaims November ‘Diabetes Awareness Month’ SEEKS TO BRING AWARENESS FOR DIABETES PREVENTION, CONTROL Staff Reorts
ov. Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program recognize November as Diabetes Awareness Month, the annual health observance increasing awareness about the impact of diabetes for residents, families, and their communities in our state. Martinez signed a D i a b e t e s Aw a r e n e s s
Month Proclamation naming November as Diabetes Awareness Month in New Mexico and Nov. 14 as World Diabetes Day. NMDOH es t imates more than 220,000 New Mexican adults have diabetes, with only eight out of 10 aware of their condition. Additionally, an estimated 549,000 New Mexico adults have prediabetes, a condition that precedes type-2 diabetes, in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal. An
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Tse Bonito attempted robbery suspect sought by police I Staff Reports
t’s ra re the McK inley County Sheriff’s Office is called to Tse Bonito to investigate a crime, so the case of an attempted robbery at Domino’s Pizza stands out. While the suspect may not have achieved his goal of obtaining money, he did make out with a sandwich. T he ma nager of t he Domino’s Pizza establishment on Highway 264 said he went to his car at about 11:20 pm on Nov. 9 after closing up shop and was approached by a man who demanded all of the store’s
DIABETES | FROM PAGE 6 complications, especially when unrecognized or not properly controlled. “Our goals are simple: improve health outcomes and connect people to the educational and medical resources they need to live healthier, happier lives,” Department of Health Secretar y Lynn Gallagher said. “The Department of Health plays a major role in developing the support network for people with prediabetes and diabetes in our state, and it’s important that residents know having diabetes can be kept under control to improve quality of life. Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living Tools
money. When the manager said he had no money, the suspect again demanded he turn over all of his money. The manager repeated that he had no money, and the suspect began to act strangely, according to the report. The manager said the suspect appeared to lose his balance and leaned on the rear of the manager’s car in order to stand up. The manager said the suspect may have been intoxicated, according to the report. T he m a n a ger s a id he had been carrying a pitcher, and inside the pitcher was a
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sandwich, so he took out the sandwich and gave it to the suspect, w h o then
Jr. said the manager described the would-be robber as Native American, and about five-footfive in height. He wore grey sweat pants with a grey hoodie and used an old tee-shirt to cover his head, according to the report. The a rea where the attempted robber y occ u r red wa s covered Stock Image by t h e
left, heading eastbound. MCSO Deputy Paul Davis
store’s surveillance camera, so Davis went inside the store to view the tape.
It turned out, though, that the system had just been installed and Lewis was not able to figure out how to access the footage. Davis reported that he used his finger-printing equipment and lifted fingerprints off the vehicle where the suspect had leaned on it. Dav i s a l so repor t ed ly searched the area but could not find any trace of the man. T he f i nger pr i nt s were logged into ev idence a nd attempts are being made to see if they match any fingerprints in the system.
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Navajo Nation invests in protections for drought conditions Staff Reports
COT TSDA L E , A r i z . – President Russell Begaye invested in protections against the impacts of extreme drought on the Navajo Nation’s pastures, rangelands and forage acres when he signed a contract to extend the Nation’s crop insurance coverage Nov. 11. “Our people depend on the land for farming, grazing and ranching. A successful farming or ranching season is contingent upon sufficient precipitation,” President Begaye said. “As the Nation endures drought conditions during the summer months and beyond, we must invest in crop insurance to lessen the impacts that low rainfall has on our agricultural industries.” Prov ided through CK P Insurance, the crop insurance is a part of the U.S.
VETERANS DAY | FROM PAGE 4 Marine Corps. Torrez thanked attende e s a s Cuel l a r s poke of Torrez’s stint in the Vietnam War from 1969-1971 with the 2 nd Battalion 11th Marines, Whiskey Battery 155 Towed, 1st Marine Division. Torrez received a plaque as fellow marines gave him a Marine Hoorah.
Department of Agriculture’s Pasture, Rangeland and Forage Insurance Program. The insurance program is based on precipitation using the Rainfall Index, which is a comprehensive dataset of precipitation amounts throughout the country. The Nation first purchased crop insurance for the year 2017 and netted approximately $17 million in indemnities. For 2018, the Nation has repor ted a net benef it of approximately $19 million bringing the net benefit since enrollment to over $36 million. The indemnities will be used to fund infrastructure projects through the Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Infrastructure Fund Management and Expenditure Program. “Looking at 2019, there’s potential for the Navajo Nation Honoree Abel Garcia, who was killed in action during the Korean war, was recognized as well. Abel Garcia’s youngest sister, Judy Garcia, received the plaque and thanked everyone for honoring her brother’s sacrifice. Mayor Jackie McKinney said Gallup was true to its name when it comes to patriotism. McKinney said he was a mazed at the number of
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President Russell Begaye (center) is joined by CKP Insurance owner Chuck Hemphill (left) and CKP Insurance agent Alex Greenstein as he renews contracts for crop insurance Nov. 11. Photo Credit: Courtesy to gain approximately $25 million dollars in crop insurance indemnities,” Begaye said. “The
protections against low rainfall provide for improvements to our irrigation systems and
other agricultural infrastructure projects while offsetting losses for low harvests.”
people who participated in the events, from beginning to end. It wa s a g reat d ay i n Gallup, McKinney said. “Well, regardless of the cold, the patriots of our patriotic town still roll out,” he said. “The ceremonies at the cemetery were excellent, the parade was amazing — the number of people that participated in it. The message was strong that patriotism swelled, and we recognized and honored our veterans, the men and women who have served, and especially those that have given their all. It was a great day in Gallup.” Army veteran Dan O’Key
David Cuellar of Veterans Helping Veterans presents a plaque to this year’s parade Grand Marshal Leonardo P. Torrez Nov. 12 during the Gallup Veterans Day event. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons served 13 years in the 82 nd Airborne Division and was present at the event. He said attending the ceremony made him feel proud and glad to be a part of it. Watching fellow veterans receive recognition for their service was heartwarming to say the least, O’Key said. As the ceremony came to a close, the 21-gun salute and Taps for fallen soldiers created a solemn moment for O’Key. “It makes me feel proud to be here and be a part of one Mayor Jackie McKinney addresses the veterans and the crowd during the Nov. 12 Veterans of the members of veterans,” Day celebration held in downtown Gallup. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons he said. NEWS
AG secures more than $60,000 for state legal aid
By Andy Lyman NM Political Report
L BUQU ERQU E – Attor ney Genera l He c t or B a ld e r a s announced the successful disbursement of more than $60,000 to New Mexico Legal Aid Nov. 13. The funding is the result of unclaimed funds paid by a defendant in a recently concluded case, and will be redistributed by court order to help New Mexico Legal Aid support the legal needs of New Mexicans. “Protecting the rights of v ulnerable New Mexica ns has always been a top priority for my office, and I am pleased the funding that we recovered will be used for that purpose,” Balderas said. “New Mexico Legal Aid offers
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N.M. Attorney General Hector Balderas a vital service; providing legal guida nce a nd representation to New Mexicans without the means to pay for it themselves.” In total, more than $62,000 will be disbursed to New Mexico Legal Aid.
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ll eyes a re on Governor-elect Michelle Lu ja n Grisham. With about two months until the legislative session starts and just weeks until she takes office, speculation and rumors about how she’ll run the state are growing. Lujan Grisham will appoint new department heads for the state agencies, but she has another list of important appointments to make shortly after taking office. Lujan Grisham will also have to fill state judicial vacancies and a New Mexico Senate seat in southern New Mexico as she takes office in January. During her campaign, Lujan Grisham also said she would like to see all new members of the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
New Mexico Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. Photo Credit: NM Political Report. Cc: Laura Paskus
JUDICIAL SEATS Earlier this year, neither state Supreme Court Justices Petra Maes or Charles Daniels filed paperwork for retention, leaving two spots on the high court open. New Mexico Court of Appeals judge Michael Vigil beat out Justice Gary Clingman on Election Day, which means
his spot on the court will need to be replaced as well. Justices a nd appellate judges are both ultimately picked by the governor, but recommendations first come from the state Judicial Nominating Commission.
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FIRST DEMOCRAT ELECTED TO STATE’S SENATE SINCE 1988 Staff Reports
early a week after e l e c t i o n d a y, Democrat Kyrsten Si nem a won t he Arizona Senate seat Nov. 12, defeating Republican candidate Martha McSally. The race was officially called after a tight run between Sinema and McSally. Sinema won by about 1.7 percentage points. This is the first Democratic win for an open Senate seat in Arizona since 1976. Sinema, a former social worker, is Arizona’s first female senator
Senator-elect Krysten Sinema and the first Democrat elected by the state’s Senate in 30 years.
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Leonora Fay Fields Oct. 29, 12:24 am Aggravated DWI Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r F r a nc i s Collins said he was dispatched to the area of the King Dragon, 1212 U.S. 491 in Gallup, concerning a one-vehicle accident. When he arrived at the scene, Collins found Fields sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. The driver side of the vehicle was heavily damaged and the door could not be opened. Fields said the driver, identified as Jones Jones, had left the vehicle but Metro Dispatch could find no information on a Jones Jones. F ield s appea red to be heavily intoxicated and was seen trying to hide open cans
of a beer that were in a trash bag. She also appeared to have an injury on her ankle and may have had other injuries, too, so no field sobriety test was taken. When Fields was transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, Collins said he followed and when they arrived, he asked Fields to take a blood test but she refused. She was arrested for aggravated DWI and having open liquor containers in her vehicle. Gabrielle Dahozy Oct. 23, 12:22 am DWI G P D O f f i c e r A d r i a n Quetawki said he was on rout i ne patrol when he saw a vehicle with no headlights on. He stopped the vehicle in the area of Second Street and Maloney Avenue.
Quetawki said when he went to talk to Dahozy he could smell the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the vehicle. He said he also saw an empty miniature whiskey bottle on the driver’s side floorboard. Dahozy said she only had one d r i nk about a n hou r before. Quetawki said he asked Dahozy if she was willing to take standardized field sobriety tests and she agreed. During the tests, she appeared to be impaired and failed to do them properly. She was placed under arrest. After the tests, two more whiskey bottles were found in the vehicle. Dahozy was taken to GPD headquarters and agreed to take a breath alcohol test. She reportedly blew two samples of .10. Dahozy was then transported to the county jail and charged with DWI and having an open liquor container in her vehicle.
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Man’s vehicle burglarized near local bar Staff Reports A visit to the Sports Page Lounge, 1400 S, 2 nd St. in Gallup, Oct. 20 resulted in a Gamerco man losing everything he had in his vehicle to a thief. The victim told police when he returned to his vehicle about 11 pm, he realized something was wrong. He said he’d locked all of the doors to his car but left
one of the rear windows down about two inches, and when he got to his vehicle, he found the back passenger door unlocked. He said he also discovered the vehicle’s back hood was open and they had “cleaned him out.” Among the stolen items were a work-issued laptop with McKinley County Schools on it and a cellphone. There are no suspects at this time.
Body found behind former Silver Stallion Saloon Staff Reports
allup Police responded to 2604 E. Hwy. 66, behind the old Silver Stallion Saloon, in reference to a report of a male down and out in the field south of Silver Stallion with no shirt on Nov. 11 at about 7:10 am. GPD O f f icer Br a ndon Salazar arrived on scene and checked for vitals on the person. No vitals were found and Officer Salazar requested
medical personnel. The Gallup Fire Department arrived on scene and confirmed the individual was deceased. The Office of the Medical Investigator and GPD detectives were also called to the scene to investigate. According to GPD Captain Marinda Spencer, the body has been identified as David Livingston, 52, from the Church Rock area. No signs of trauma were evident and foul play was not suspected, according to police.
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A SH I NGT ON D.C. — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Speaker LoRenzo Bates of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council met with top White House officials Nov. 14 to advocate and reaffirm their support for the continued operations of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine. Recently, Begaye and Bates directed Navajo Transitional Energy Company to explore options for the potential purchase of NGS and the continued operation of Kayenta Mine beyond 2019.
Navajo Nation meets with White House officials
PRESIDENT AND SPEAKER ADVOCATE CONTINUING OPERATION OF NAVAJO GENERATING STATION
NTEC is a for-profit entity wholly owned by the Navajo Nation. It owns the Navajo Mine and holds a seven-percent ownership interest in the Four Corners Power Plant in northwest New Mexico. “We a re con f ident that NTEC has the knowledge, ex p er t i s e a nd r e s ou rce s to put for th a strateg y to acquire NGS and continue operations at Kayenta Mine,” Begaye said. “Our top priority has always been to secure as many jobs as possible for our Navajo people and their families, and to provide stable revenue for our Nation for years to come.” NTEC CEO Clark Moseley joi ned t he Nation’s leaders as they met with officials from the White House Intergovernmental A ffairs Office, the White House Council
President Russell Begaye on Environmental Quality, the White House National Economic Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Congressional leadership Wednesday and Thursday in
the Nation’s capital. “NTEC is currently working to evaluate all possible avenues to ensure the continued operations of Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine past 2019,” Moseley said. “This is a very complex matter with numerous moving pieces and we are examining all potential strategies to meet the goals of the Navajo Nation. I’m very confident that we have a diligent path forward. Moseley added that the Navajo-owned enterprise could potentially provide advantages that outside companies cannot,
including tax incentives. Speaker Bates said the ongoing discussions involving NTEC require the current NGS owners to negotiate in good faith and to work cooperatively throughout the process. “The benefits of NGS and Kayenta Mine extend well beyond the Navajo Nation,” Bates said. “The Hopi Tribe, the counties and the entire state of Arizona benefit from these operations and we need support and cooperation from every level of government to proceed on this path.”
Car crashes into Aztec Family Clinic
Gallup Police Department officers were dispatched to Aztec Family Clinic at 2022 E. Aztec Ave. Nov. 13 in reference to a vehicle that hit the building. GPD Officer Richard Rangel checked on the elderly female driver who was shaken up but had no apparent injuries. The driver reported she was trying to park in the handicap spot and thought she pressed the brake, but collided with the front of the building instead. Photo Credit: Courtesy
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OPINIONS One-day tax holiday aims to draw consumers to hometown businesses By Sandy Nelson Finance New Mexico
nce the frenzy of Black Friday fades, Sma ll Business Saturday a ims to attract shoppers to local merchants whose stores serve hometown retail needs — not just to keep those businesses
healthy in today’s hypercompetitive retail environment but also to generate tax revenue that provides vital community services. To stoke that fire, the 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products on the
Saturday after Thanksgiving — one of the year’s busiest shopping days, when many people hunt for the best deals on holiday gifts — from 2018 through 2020. The 24 -hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small,
are exempted. It covers a wide range of products, including clothing, spor ting goods, ar tworks, musical instruments, and furniture — as long as the cost of any individual product doesn’t exceed $500. The tax-free day represents a sacrifice by the state and municipalities to benefit New
Mexico businesses, as it is likely to cost the state nearly $2 million per year in lost revenues and cost local communities their share of the GRT for that day. The payoff, advocates hope, is that consumers have more
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In this life there are no free rides. You can’t wait for the world to hand you the perfect answer to the song, or for the lottery to strike you in the eye on Friday, the day you need it. Instead, Madame G recommends you look toward the future, appreciate what you have, and learn to let go of the past. You only get one shot at living the best life possible. Live well today.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Stop trying so hard. The only true enemy you’ll ever have is yourself. You’re capable of so much, but your self-doubt is the virus holding you back. In this world, you can afford to make any enemy of everyone except yourself. You can choose to live with yourself as a friend or hate who and what you are. The choice is yours. Your family needs you to make the right one.
You can’t expect others to understand you — if you don’t understand yourself. You can’t make anyone want to understand you either. You may discover your approach is too strong or hard to swallow. This may require you to back off or maybe it means you need to find new people to talk with. In the end, are you growing or not? If you are, great! If not, try again.
Life is an adventure and you can accomplish anything. Don’t give up on yourself and take care of what needs to be taken care of. You are heading for the right answer. Show your faith in others by allowing them to do what they need to do. You are better than you think, but you’re also more fallible than you realize. It’s a crazy conundrum. Good luck! You’re not alone.
Your heart is in the right place and you deserve the accolades. In the end, are the rewards enough for the amount of pain you’ve been through? Only you can decide if it’s best or let go of the past and aim for a better future. Life is beautiful. Learn to forgive. Don’t get trapped in what could have been. Make the most out of what happens here today and forever. Good luck!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Be true to yourself, without hurting others. Often you may hear people exclaim: “It’s the truth.” Well, the truth doesn’t mean you get to be an asshole. You may gently inform people of your opinion, but remember that like an “asshole” everyone has one and is entitled to one. There is a time and place for standing your ground and a time and place to let go. Keep trying.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Good luck! Remember that the only real fear is fear itself. Do your best, you’ve got this. Take it from Nelson Mandela: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” OPINIONS
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Hello, Dear Leo! How are you? Don’t let this world drag you down. You know what you can accomplish and what you can’t. If life throws you an adventure of a lifetime, take it up on its offer. Never discourage exploration in yourself. One of the many joys in the world is learning to take up the call to action when it’s offered. But to do this, you must be well rested and ready.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Keep up the good work. Keep trying and move forward with a fresh set of eyes and the wisdom from what you’ve already accomplished. Rachel Joyce has these words — can you see yourself in them? “Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways. You could think you were starting something afresh, when actually what you were doing was carrying on as before. He had faced his shortcomings and overcome them and so the real business of walking was happening only now.”
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Give what you get. Don’t put up with shit. You’ve kept yourself back in order to prevent others from feeling bad about themselves. Let it go. Be who you are, and don’t be afraid to let your bright light shine. Your gifts are needed in this world. Don’t shy away from them. Embrace your gifts and everything that you are in order to be who you need to be in the future. GO!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Madame G here will make this short and sweet this week. Let go of hate. Embrace taking action. Time is running out. You must make your decision soon. Take a breath, believe in yourself. Go for it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Give your life over to what you feel. It’s not the end of the world — if you’re happy. You can make others happy, too. Sometimes, people are afraid that if they’re too happy it takes away from others. But it doesn’t. In fact, be happier and spread that same happiness around like a damn virus. Your friends need to be happy and so does the entire world.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) I’ll be brief, fishy face, so keep it together kid. It’s going to be alright, but it might take a while. Read a book while you wait. Good old Ernest Hemingway had these wise words: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.”
Gallup Sun • Friday November 16, 2018
A New Life By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church “…but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” John 20:31 (ESV) In this phrase we have the entire purpose of the gospel (good news) of John: that we might have eternal life through Jesus the Christ. Chapter 20 is the climax of John’s writing, the resurrection of Jesus. Yet the point of Jesus’ coming to earth, becoming a human baby, growing to manhood, and dying as a human comes to completion with the resurrection.
GGEDC | FROM PAGE 5 McKinley County District III Commissioner Bill Lee was present at the meeting to discuss the road closure of Aztec Avenue from 8th Street to 1st Street. • Ordinance No. C2018-16 gave an official status to the existing library advisory board. The ordinance specified factors such as how members are appointed, term lengths, term limits and a conflict of interest provision. • Ordinance No. C2018 -17 and Ordinance No. C201818 amended sections of the Animal Control Code dealing with chickens and the transport of animals, respectively. C201817 said the Animal Control
Jesus’ resurrection is different from the previous resuscitations of people like Lazarus who would die again. Jesus’ resurrection has at least three implications for those who believe in Him: a new life, new relationships and a new purpose. Jesus’ resurrection confirms that those who believe in him receive eternal life. In John 3:14-16, Jesus states twice that those who believe in Him will have eternal life. In John 10:27-28, Jesus goes further and states that those who believe in Him will never perish, nor can they be removed from His protection. Yet, we need to note in John 14:6, as he was speaking to His Ordinance had to be amended to reflect the new zoning designation. C2018-18 said animal protection officers were called to impound animals in vehicles involved in DWI arrests; this ordinance would create a new offense that covers endangering an animal by driving while intoxicated or driving recklessly with an animal in the vehicle. • The City of Gallup Fire Department requested approval of Assistance to Firefighter Grant award of $37,800 for the purpose of purchasing 15 complete sets of personal protective equipment. The award was applied to fund 218, Revenue and Qualified Expenditures. Acting Deputy Chief Jesus Morales spoke for this item.
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Gallup Christian Church Pastor Bill Emmerling disciples before the crucifixion, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” Jesus makes it clear there is NO other way to obtain eternal life. Notice also the resurrected
Jesus first appeared to a woman, Mary Magdalene. She was among His most devoted followers, yet culturally, she was a second-class person, a woman. Jesus is clearly indicating a new order of things, the first shall be last and the la st first. Secondly, Jesus refers to His disciples as His BROTHERS. He refers to the Father as MY God and YOUR God, placing Himself on the same ‘level’ as the disciples, as ourselves. The crucifixion and resurrection has bound us to Jesus as ‘equals,’ though Jesus is still divine. 1 John 3:2 “... We know that whenever he is revealed we will be like him, ...” With the resurrection of Jesus, we will receive new life: new bodies (in time), new relationships and finally, a new
purpose. Once more, Jesus emphasizes that our new life, our salvation is not for us alone. He reminds us, no he commissions us with a purpose: We are sent into the world, just as the Father sent Jesus into the world. While we cannot die for the world as Jesus died for the world, we are sent to proclaim that same message that Jesus lived a perfect life, died a sacrificial death for our sins, and was resurrected by the Father to validate that Jesus was sufficient for our sins. We are sent to share the message of HOPE that our sins, which separate us from God the Father, have been atoned for, paid for, by Jesus. We have the purpose of seeing broken, rebellious sinners restored, reconciled, made right with their Creator.
TAX HOLIDAY | FROM PAGE 13 incentive to support small, independent businesses that often find it difficult to compete against online merchants and big-box retailers. The larger hope is that New Mexicans will continue supporting small businesses throughout the year once they see the benefits of doing so. Spending money at local businesses rather than large national chains as often as possible enriches local communities in multiple ways. It reduces the environmental impacts of importing products from other states and countries; supports businesses that employ locals and sell locally produced and locally relevant foods and other goods; and brings vibrancy and energy to neighborhoods and shopping districts, including New Mexico’s many colorful downtowns. The Grasshopper Resources website calls it “a day to support the little guys.” And initiatives like the Shop Sma ll movement doveta il neatly with the annual event to generate year-round enthusiasm for spending money close to home, where it can be used to provide public safety, parks, social ser vices and other amenities that give a community its character and livability. S i nc e S m a l l B u s i n e s s S a t u r d ay b e g a n i n 2 010, “U. S. c u s t omer s h ave
Photo Credit: Courtesy repor ted spending an estimated total of $85 billion at independent reta ilers a nd restaurants — that’s $85 billion over eight days alone,” according to aggregate statistics repor ted by the American Express Company on a we bp a ge de d ic a t e d t o Shop Sm a l l a nd Sm a l l Business Saturday. Both efforts elevate public awareness that regularly patronizing small, independent st ore s, re st au r a nt s, bars and other businesses susta ins communities beyond job creation and tax receipts. It also supports the people who take significant financial risk to offer products and
services they know their neighbors want and need. And when these entrepreneurs prosper, loca l communities reta in their color and independence; they’re more than just an amorphous sea of malls and chain stores. By shopping locally on Small Business Saturday — and every chance they get throughout the year — New Mexicans help themselves and their communities for the long term. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, visit: www. FinanceNewMexico.org. OPINIONS
COMMUNITY Wellness stressed at annual Veterans Conference RED ROCK VETERAN STAND DOWN AIMS TO HELP HOMELESS VETS ACROSS COUNTRY By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
he New Mex ico Department of Vetera ns’ Ser v ices hosted the Four th Annual Veterans Conference at Red Rock Park Nov. 1-2. The two - day event included multiple guest speakers on topics related to health and wellness, meals for conference visitors and a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Nov. 1. Veterans, along with their families and friends, visited information booths from organizations like AARP, Western Sk y Community Ca re a nd Octavia Fellin Public Library to learn about local services such a s m ilita r y su r plus, housing, employment, vaccination and overall well-being. Registered veterans participated in a Stand Down, a grassroots, community-based inter vention program designed to help homeless veterans across the country by giving them the opportunity to renew their spirit, health and overall sense of well-being. Stand downs originated during the Vietnam War to
prov ide sa fe ret reat s for units returning from combat operations. There were opportunities for troops to tend to persona l hygiene, receive food and healthcare, and enjoy companionship in a safe environment at secure base camps. The Stand Down at Red Rock Park was hosted by Echohawk Lef tha nd, who was also one of the speakers on wellness. L ef t h a nd s a id he wa s once asked to draw what he believed wellness to be. The exercise lead him to wonder where wellness came from in the first place. He told the room there are four domains of wellness: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. “When they’re in balance, that’s where hózhó [harmony] is,” Lefthand said. “When one is off, all of them are off.” Lefthand told the audience about his experiences with various people, and a mentor in his life. He detailed a time when his life took a dark turn and he fell into a depression because of what happened to someone he knew. He described his
Veterans visit information booths to learn about local services like military surplus, housing, employment, vaccination and overall well-being at the annual Veterans Conference at Red Rock Park Nov. 1-2. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura experience of gradually losing interest in everything he did. He said he shut himself off from the people around him. Rather than confront and discuss what had happened to h im, Lef tha nd sa id he repressed what he was going through. “When we need to, why is it
The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services hosted the Fourth Annual Veterans Conference at Red Rock Park Nov. 1-2. The event featured information booths for vets as well as a Stand Down and a Fun Run. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura COMMUNITY
we don’t talk about suicide?” he asked the audience. L e f t h a n d , a s we l l a s a nother Sta nd Dow n speaker, Dorothy Hostetter of the Department of Veterans Affairs, both cited the importance of a support system made up of friends and family who are willing to support vetera ns when things get difficult. Lefthand and Hostetter said organizations that specialize in support are also important for the health and wellbeing of veterans. Hostetter said groups in Gallup like The Hózhó Center a nd Na’Ni z hooz h i Center Inc., as well as programs like Goodwill’s Veteran Family Services, provide assistance w it h rent a l a nd ut i l it ie s deposits and occupational therapy. “[We should be] meeting people where they are at [to] help them meet their goals,” Hostetter said. Vera John of the Veterans Conference planning committee said the event at Red Rock Park serves as a companion event to Operation Veterans Wellness, which has been held
at Rio West Mall in July the past several years. “[These events] try to help and encourage [veterans], and to provide self-help, too,” she said. John said mental health assistance and information is provided at various centers across the county and in nearby communities. She ment ione d t he McK i n ley C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s O f f i c e bu i ld i n g a nd c e nt er s i n Crownpoint, Shiprock, Fort Defiance, A riz., and other nearby towns as examples. “Take care of yourself and your family,” John said during the conference. “When you’re well, you can help them, too.” Leftha nd a lso stressed the importance of self-care. He said while the emotional weight may be difficult to bear, people can learn to deal with their burdens as they endure them. “You have to go through it, but you’re going to be OK,” Lefthand said. “You’re going to be OK.” For more information on the state Department of Veterans Services, visit: www.nmdvs.org.
Gallup Sun • Friday November 16, 2018
A fond farewell to Korean War hero Joe Annello By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
ust before Vetera ns Day, the nation suffered a substantial loss with the death of Joe Annello, who passed away Nov. 7 at the age of 85 in Colorado. Annello, born May 4, 1933, was perhaps best known in the region as a good friend and close ally of Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, Korean War veteran and Gallup native. The two reportedly served as prisoners of war together, and that is when their bond first emerged. The stor y of Miyamura and Annello is chronicled in Miyamura’s book, Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey and Joe. “He was a really nice guy, I met him several times,” Dave Cuellar, head of Gallup Veterans Helping Veterans, said during a
LUJAN GRISHAM | FROM PAGE 9 Lujan Grisham’s transition director Dominic Gabello, said the governor-elect will need to
Korean War Veteran and Silver Star Medal recipient Joe Annello passed away Nov. 7. He was 85. Photo Credit: Courtesy Nov. 14 phone interview. “When they were leaving their prison camp [in the Korean War], a wounded Annello told Hershey, ‘Go on, I’ll be OK.’”
Cuellar said after returning home and unaware that Miyamura was alive, Annello saw a photo of his friend in a local a paper. It turned out,
Miyamura didn’t know Annello was alive, either, and the two reunited in Gallup. “They would have a little reception at Comfort Suites
wait on that process. “Gover nor- elec t Lu ja n Grisham will wait for recommendations from the Judicial Nominating Commission to make a decision regarding the
two Supreme Court seats, and the expectation is that the commission will meet in January,” Gabello said. The state’s high cour t a lready ha s a 3 -2 fema le
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STATE SENATE State Sen. Howie Morales was Lujan Grisham’s running mate, and the next lieutenant governor of New Mexico. Morales currently serves Senate District 28, which encompases Catron, Grant and most of Socorro counties. According to state law, state Senate vacancies for districts that cover more than one county, like Morales’, are filled through a county nominating process with the final choice going to the governor. Each county will put forward a choice for a replacement and Lujan Grisham will choose one of those nominations. But it is still unclear when that process might happen. “Regarding the lieutenant governor-elect’s Senate seat, the county commissions in the district will meet individually and recommend a name to the Governor-elect, but we do not have information regarding the timing as of yet,” Gabello said.
Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hershey Miyamura chronicles his friendship with Silver Star recipient Joe Annello, who passed away Nov. 7 at the age of 85, in the book “Forged in Fire: The Saga of Hershey and Joe.” whenever he came to town,” Cuellar said. “[Annello] was just a really nice guy.”
REGENTS Lujan Grisham will also have to pick new regents for the University of New Mexico as five of those terms expire at the end of the year. Much of this is because the state Senate did not complete the confirmation process for a number of regents put forward by Martinez. Last month, Lujan Grisham told the Santa Fe Reporter that she wants all new regents, although two regents have terms that don’t end until 2020. “Gover nor- elec t Lu ja n Grisham will appoint new regents for seats with expired terms and will ask to meet with sitting regents to determine if their priorities are in line with her vision for higher education,” Gabello told NM Political Report. Regardless of who Lujan Grisham picks to govern UNM, all five will have to be confirmed by the state Senate, a process that was anything but easy for many of Martinez’s appointees. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ doesn’t cast a strong spell By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 134 MINUTES
t must be tricky keeping things fresh and lively in the “Wizarding World of Ha r r y Potter.” The first Fantastic Beasts movie spin-off was a bit clunky but set things up well enough to encourage hope that things would carry on in a new and interesting direction. As it turns out, Fantastic B e a s t s: T h e C r i m e s of Grindelwald is still overly interested in developing its character’s back stories and future plans, promising a grand showdown between the forces of good and evil...without actually delivering one. Instead, the movie seems to be caught up in the minutiae of its fantasy world. Have you ever wanted to meet a character referenced in one of the Harry Potter titles? Are you intrigued and excited about hearing an incredibly detailed rundown of the Lestrange family tree? Will you be shocked and titillated to hear about whom a mysterious character may be a relation of? If your answer is a resounding yes, then you can raise my rating by half a star. However, a ny c a su a l v iewer s w i l l likely be left shrugging their shoulders. The film begins with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) stuck in the U.K. due to a travel ban imposed on him by the Ministry of Magic. However, when the sinister Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escapes from his confines and heads to Paris to gain followers who will help him conquer the world, Albus Dumbledor (Jude Law) asks for Newt’s assistance. Namely, to help locate Creedence Barebone (Ezra Miller), a mysterious figure with uncertain motives whom all are searching for. The hero has little interest in joining any side in battle but is excited by the opportunity of COMMUNITY
reuniting with Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston). It is soon and strangely revealed that she stopped speaking to Newt after reading a tabloid story that falsely reported him as being engaged. The cast is fine and does their best with the exposition-heavy material, managing to sell a few jokes. There’s an amusing flashback to Hogwarts and a Dumbledor lesson in which Newt faces off against his greatest fear. Some of the unusual creatures and visual effects are inventive and amusing. And the cute jewel-snatching Niffler is highlighted once again. Depp always makes for an entertaining foe, but until the close he’s kept from interacting with all but one of the central characters. Of course, the final confrontation itself is also brief, existing to set up an eventual confrontation further down the line. Perhaps it’s simply because we’ve all become so familiar with this universe, or the result of an extraneous amount of discussion and exposition, but things simply aren’t as exciting this time out. And frankly, part of the problem with this chapter may lie with the Newt character. Having a character pulled along against his will and forced into responding to events around him can work, but his reactions here aren’t of much consequence. By the close, Niffler ends up having done more for the cause than Newt himself. This reviewer doesn’t want to come across as too negative. It’s a genial effort and, as mentioned, there are some fun moments and good individual scenes. However, this enterprise has an awkward time in its attempts to insert new characters and add intrigue, resulting in a mov ie that flounders and feels padded. One hopes they can recover with the next chapter, but for the time being, Fantastic B e a s t s: T h e C r i m e s of Grindelwald doesn’t cast as strong a spell as its numerous predecessors. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
The newest in the “Fantastic Beasts” series, starring Eddie Redmayne, feels caught up in the minutiae of its fantasy universe. Photo Credit: Warner Bros.
Gallup Sun • Friday November 16, 2018
‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ is well worth hearing By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 132 MINUTES This film premieres Nov. 16 on Netflix. ight now, the world seems like a nasty, harsh place. There can be little doubt that the Coen Brothers (Fargo, No Country for Old Men) feel that way, too, tackling some of the crueler aspects of life in their latest film. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an anthology, containing six individual stories about a bevy of characters living in the old West. While many movies in this genre are grandiose and display heroic individualism on the part of its protagonists, this movie does something quite different. In this Western, pioneer life is short, brutish and inhumane. It may not seem like a fun night of movie watching, but the film is also sharply written and grimly humorous. Overall, this set of stories doesn’t feature many big twists like in episodes of The Twilight Zone, but it does
Sharply written and grimly humorous, this Coen Brothers effort starring Tim Blake Nelson is worth a night in. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” premiers on Netflix Nov. 16. Photo Credit: Netflix feature keen observations on our darker nature through the exceptional performances. Like most compilations, some tales are more memorable than others (although it may depend on one’s personal tastes). For this reviewer, the titular opening is one of the standouts, featuring the balladeer outlaw gunslinger, Buster Scruggs (Tim Blake Nelson). His all-white duds and affable manner along with the amusingly lyrics and old-fashioned melodies are hilariously contrasted by violent confrontations with those he encounters.
Another highlight is a tale involving a gold prospector (Tom Waits), who finds a gorgeous, undisturbed plot of land and proceeds to dig it up in the hopes of making his fortune. The reaction of nearby animal residents at the beginning and end of the segment tell us all we need to know about how the natural world feels about the humans featured. The following segment involving a romance between two members of a pioneer caravan making their way across the plains (who are continually pestered by an incessantly barking dog) also has a potent
and effective close. Even the tales not ment ioned here have t hei r moments. There’s a really funny philosophical conversation about human nature and its relation to possums from the final segment and a couple of big laughs and literal gallows humor contained in another. There’s perhaps only one fable for this reviewer that may have overextended its welcome, simply because it
became clear where it was going a bit too early. Still, it’s well performed. This is a good-looking movie as well. Designed like one is reading through a dusty old book, each tale begins with the flipping of pages and a nicely rendered image of what is to come. It’s a fun transitional device and one that even allows viewers to read the final paragraphs of each particular story as it comes to a close (one hopes the words are still readable to viewers watching on smaller, Netflix-equipped devices). The score by Carter Burwell is also excellent, veering from cheery musical, to suspense as well as somber tones. While the grave events, low-key approach and dark humor may not appeal to all, this is a very above-average anthology that should impress those going in expecting a more modern, updated take on the genre. T h e B a l l a d of B u st e r Scruggs delivers a sad, heartbreaking a nd humorously macabre tune, but one that is well worth hearing. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 16, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is jam-packed edition with plenty of noteworthy releases in just about every category. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!
BIG NEW RELEASES! A lfa - Set during the ice age, this adventure movie follows a young man who gets i nju red a nd becomes separated from his tribe. He finds a wolf in a similarly bad situation and manages to tame it. Together, the pair attempts to survive the harsh elements of the wilderness. Reviews for this survival film were fairly good. A small grouping felt the predictable story let the rest of the film down, but most complimented the cinematography and called it a surprisingly involving and exciting tale. It features Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesso, Marcin Kowalczyk, Natassia Malthe and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. Another Time - A successful businessman meets and falls for the woman of his dreams in this romantic comedy. When he learns that she already has a fiancé, he contacts a physicist friend. Apparently, the lead gets his buddy to help him travel back in time so that he can make the woman fall for him before meeting her current love. This independent feature hasn’t gotten a wide release and there aren’t many write-ups for it online. The ones that have appeared aren’t raves, stating the movie’s concept of time-traveling solely to impress a woman was hard to buy given the wild possibilities one could imagine. The cast includes Justin Hartley and Arielle Kebbel. Final Score - Borrowing from flicks like Die Hard and Sudden Death, this UK production involves an ex-soldier who learns terrorists have taken COMMUNITY
control of a Euro Cup semi-final soccer match... that his daughter is attending. Naturally, the upset father decides to take out the bad guys himself. Perhaps stunningly, the reaction towards this copycat wasn’t all that bad. About a quarter called it preposterous beyond words and full of unintentional laughs (commenting about the likelihood of West Ham making it to, well, any kind of semi-final). However, the majority were amused by the action and believed that the movie was silly entertainment. Dave Bautista, Pierce Brosnan and Ray Stevenson star. Ju l i e t , Na k e d - T he girlfriend of a university professor becomes frustrated by his obsessive fandom over a reclusive ’90s musician. She writes a scathing review of his favorite artist online. Besides causing friction in her own relationship, the musician responds and the pair begins to form a connection. Most of the press enjoyed this low-key romantic-comedy, based on the novel by Nick Hornby (About a Boy, High Fidelity). A small segment suggestion it was all too quirky, but the vast majority found it charming, bolstered by some witty dialogue and fun interactions between the characters. The cast includes Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. Look Away - This independent psychological thriller follows an alienated and lonely high school student. She begins talking to her reflection in the mirror after her life hits a new low. The being in the glass opposite her comes to life and offers to switch places and help rebuild the teen’s life. Of course, it’s actually quite mean and goes about creating terror instead. Critics disliked this indie horror movie. They commented that after introducing an interesting concept, the screenplay resorted to a dull series of unexciting clichés and never builds momentum. It stars India Eisley, Mira Sor vino, Jason Isaacs and Penelope Mitchell. The Meg - Giant killer fish movie fans will be happy to see this box-office hit arrive
in high definition. It follows an undersea research team who encounters a pre-historic Megalodon shark. After the beast rises to the surface of the South Pacific, the group does all they can to prevent it from devouring everything in its path. This creature-feature throwback split reviewers. Nearly half described it as goofy and completely absurd, yet entertaining, complimenting the work of the likable cast. Just as many complained about it being dumb and some were even disappointed it wasn’t a bloodier, more graphic homage to B-movies. Mile 22 - A CI A Specia l Activities Division unit’s t a s ke d w i t h sneaking a police officer and informant out of a Southeast Asian country. The mysterious person has made a deal to help the U.S. government stop a Russian plot to transport a radioactive poison called caesium. Naturally, the members must deal with several assassination attempts and double-crosses. Notices were poor for this action picture. A few thought the action a nd pacing wa s dy na mic enough to earn it a pass, but most found the film to be a confusing jumble of haphazardly edited chaos, with little back story for the unit’s characters. Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich headline the film. The New Romantic - A college senior expresses great frustration at the lack of chivalrous men in her age group. She decides to give up on finding true love, and instead dates an older man in exchange for his elaborate gifts. This independent comedy received a mixed reception. The consensus seemed to be that the movie featured an interesting lead and started well by poking fun at the rom-com formula, but ultimately became old-fashioned and ended up following many of the tropes it parodied. The cast includes Sarah Armstrong, Daina Barbeau and Jessica Barden. Puzzle - The protagonist of this low-key romantic comedy is a shy, introverted, underestimated suburban mom who
develops a hobby in the form of jigsaw puzzles after receiving one as a gift. Surprisingly, this new interest ends up drawing her into a completely new world, meeting new people that may end up changing her life. Reaction towards this little picture was very upbeat. Only a few found the material uninteresting, with most calling it a very sweet and inspirational character piece with excellent performances from the three leads. The movie stars Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman and Austin Abrams. Ray Meets Helen - This independent feature is about a man and woman who, independent of each other, suddenly come into money. Each decides to reinvent and present new versions of themselves as they try to navigate the world of the wealthy and their updated social status. The pair meets and begins to fall for one another, leading to various complications as they try to keep up their fake personas. This comedic effort split the press. About half didn’t believe there was much spark to the story and didn’t think it all gelled. However, just as many called it charming, elegant and wise.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Video’s releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray of The Wizard of Gore (1970). This is an extremely cheesy, low-budget horror film that was previously released by the distributor as part of a box set, The Hershell Gordon Lewis Feast (which included titles like 2000 Maniacs and Blood Feast). Now those looking for this film exclusively can pick it up - it comes with all of the same and very numerous bonuses from its previous release. The sa me distr ibutor’s art house division, Arrow Academy, brings the drama Gas Food Lodging (1992) to Blu-ray. This title is about a waitress and single mom struggling to make ends meet, who soon learns her teenage daughter has gotten pregnant. The release includes a retrospective documentary on the movie and a featurette on the challenges female directors have faced over the years. The MVD Rewind Collection’s bringing Bright
Lights, Big City (1988) to Bluray. This title featured star Michael J. Fox in a more dramatic turn as an aspiring writer whose life spins out of control after moving to Manhattan. It comes with a screenwriter commentary and cinematographer commentary, as well as production featurettes and publicity materials. VCI’s got the ghost-centric comedy Topper Returns (1941) on high definition. And the American Film Genre Archives delivers a Blu-ray of the, umm, sleazy soft-core flick, Take it Out in Trade (1970). It features Ed Wood in a lead role. This one is painfully hard to watch and exclusively for aficionados of the filmmaker. It includes a commentary from filmmaker Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case) as well as 70 minutes of unused footage from the shoot. It also includes a bonus Ed Wood feature, The Love Feast (1969), so at least you’re getting plenty of extras for your dollar. It’s a remarkably busy week for Shout! Factor, too, with several great titles coming your way. The Blue Dahlia (1946), a well-regarded film-noir with Alan Ladd, is arriving on Bluray. The company’s also putting out the Best Picture Oscarwinner Dances with Wolves (1990) as a Limited Edition Steelbook. It includes the theatrical and extended cuts of the film with multiple commentaries. A third disc has all sorts of bonus features like a making-of and a retrospective documentary, as well as publicity materials and a music video. T hey a lso have a 40 t h Anniversary Edition of the Steve Martin comedy, T he Jerk (1979). The film has been remastered with a new 2K transfer and a recent conversation with Martin and director Carl Reiner, as well as another with the movie’s screenwriters. There are other bonuses like publicity materials and featurettes, including one that teaches you to play a song from the film on the banjo. You can also pick up a Collector’s Edition of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: T he Next Generation (1994). This sequel is really terrible, unexpectedly suggesting the Sawyer cannibal clan may have ties to
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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 19 mysterious Men in Black figures. However, it does feature early appearances of stars Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey. The release includes a theatrical and a director’s cut, a filmmaker commentary, an interview with the cinematographerand more. Additionally, the distributor’s offer i ng a n action D ou ble Fe a t u r e Blu - r ay Naked Vengeance (1985) and Vendetta (1984) aka The Hit. Finally, they are also bringing the Jennifer Jason Leigh/ Bridget Fonda thriller, Single White Female (1992). This hit was about a psychotic young woman who tries to take over her roommate’s life. This disc includes new interviews with cast and crew members (with the exception of the two stars) and a director commentary. Criterion’s got one of the funniest comedies ever made on Blu-ray. Some Like it Hot (1959) stars Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as two men on the run from the mob who dress in drag and join an all-female band fronted by Marilyn Monroe. The film has been given a 4K restoration and comes with a film scholar commentary, a short on the film’s costuming, three behindthe-scenes documentaries and numerous television interviews and promotional appearances of the director and stars. Code Red’s delivering a Blu-ray and/or DVD of the asylum-set horror flick The Fifth Floor (1978), starring Dianne Hull, Bo Hopkins and Robert
Englu nd. Mondo Bizarro a re put ti ng out the genre flicks Bloodlust (197 7 ) a nd the Lucio F u lci f l ick, Perversion Story (1969) aka One on Top of the Other. They both arrive on Blu-ray in their uncut editions with new transfers and bonus interviews. Finally, Arbelos Films is releasing The Last Movie (1971) on Blu-ray. This feature was director Dennis Hopper’s follow-up to Easy Rider (1969) and has developed its own cult following. The flick has received a 4K restoration and arrives with a one-hour documentary from Alex Cox (Repo Man) on its production, as well as a 30-minute doc on Hopper and interviews with the crew. Looks pretty cool.
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SPORTS 360 High school cross-country teams compete for state titles By Dee Velasco For the Sun
io Ra ncho wa s once again the site for the New Mexico State High School Cross-Country Championships Nov. 10. Area schools from around the state competed for state titles and time records at Rio Rancho High School. Par ticipating high schools included Zuni, Thoreau, Navajo Pine, Miyamura, Shiprock and Grants, among others. The event saw well over 75 schools and more than 2,500 visitors cheered the teams on. The race course consisted of 3.1 miles over flat asphalt, uphill terrain and sandy areas where the runners pushed through the course toward the finish line. As each school competed in their own category, team and
3A girls runners move up to the one-mile marker at the Nov. 10 cross-country races at Rio Rancho High School, 301 Loma Colorado Dr. NE in Rio Ranch, N.M. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco
individual times were recorded and trophies were distributed at the end. Coaches ran alongside their runners, encouraging them â€” as did parents and friends. A nt icipa t ion wa s h ig h a s t he r u n ner s m a de t hei r way i n t o t h e R io R a n c h o R a m s Stadium to the sound of cheering onlookers. Overall boys indiv idual results: A-2A - 1 st Galvin Curley of Navajo Pine time 16:14.15 3A - 1st Epherem Zerai of Sandia Prep time 16:23.85 2nd Deshawan Goodwin of Zuni time 16:37.00 4A - 1st Kashon Harrison of Kirland Central time 15:27.35 4th Ty McCray of Miyamura time 16:10.60 5A - 1st Yonas Haile of Cleveland time 15:49.55 Overall boys team results:
A-2A - 1st Navajo Pine 3A - 1st Zuni 4 A - 1st L os A la mos, 3 r d Miyamra, 8th Gallup 5A - 1st Cleveland Overall girls indiv idual results: A-2A - 1st Vanessa Dominquez of Pecos time 20:24.00 3A - 1st Skyler Gee of Sandia Prep time 20:15.10 3rd Amelia Johnson of Wingate time 20:23.35 4th Holly Tsosie of Thoreau time 20:33.95 4 A - 1 s t Z o e Hu n t e r o f A lbuquerque Ac a demy t i me 18:56.60 5A - 1st Jasmine Turtle-Morales of Eldorado time 18:22.45 Overall girls team results: A-2A - 1st Pecos 3A - 1st Robertson, 2nd Zuni, 8th Thoreau 4A - 1st Albuquerque Academy 5A - 1st Onate
Crossing the finish line, No. 298, a La Cueva runner, comes in at 23:13 for 4A Girls Nov.10 in Rio Rancho. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco
Racing against the clock and against each other, runners in the 5A girls division head for the finish line in hopes of setting times during the Nov. 10 cross country championships at Rio Rancho High. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco
Rio Rancho cross-country officials await the runners and make sure the course is clear during the high school championships in Rio Rancho Nov. 10. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco
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by given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2018-17, NEW 2019 FULL SIZE CHEVROLET TAHOE SUV POLICE PURSUIT RATED 4x4 VEHICLES until Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud, in the County Commission Chambers, as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website: http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/bids.aspx . McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. For more information please contact Hugo G. Cano at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1076. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 Through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED this 16th day of November, 2018 BY:/s/ Genevieve Jackson Chairperson, Board of Commissioners
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Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Michelle Esquibel at (505) 722-3868 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 12th day of November, 2018 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Genevieve Jackson, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun November 16, 2018 *** RE-ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Formal Bid NO. 1823
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This meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office.
Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting bids for:
County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Among other things the Board of County Commissioners will have the 2nd reading and possible adoption of Ordinance No. NOV18-006 regulating the setting and Permitting of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities, and, the adoption of Industrial Revenue Bond Ordinance No. NOV-18-007 for Rhinos Health.
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Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Wednesday November 28, 2018 when bids will be received 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 the 15th day of November 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, November 15, 2018 *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jail Authority Board has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Elvera Grey at (505) 726-8962 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 15th day of November, 2018 JAIL AUTHORITY BOARD /S/ Carol Bowman-Muskett, Chairperson Publication date: 16, 2018
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 16-22, 2018
GET UP AND GAME Noon-4 pm @ Children’s Branch Library, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime. Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.
will be a break with refreshments (all are welcome to bring snacks or beverages) followed by the monthly business meeting. Red Mesa Center, 105 West Hill Ave. Contact Martin at (505) 8636459 or Rachel at adioplay. usa.net.
SATURDAY, Nov. 17
MONDAY, Nov. 19
THE TURKEY TROT At 9:30 am, the Fall 2018 Running Club presents: the Turkey Trot 5K and one mile Fun Run. Entry fees: $20 for 5K Run; 1 Mile Fun Run (13 years & under) with a 3 can food donation for the community pantry; on-site registration only in front of gym 8am. Call Cynthia Chavez at email@example.com or Miguel Ramirez at mramirez3@unm. edu.
THE STORY OF ANNIE WAUNEKA 6-7 pm @ Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. A presentation and discussion by Jean Whitehorse as part of Native American Heritage Month will be held in the meeting room. She will discuss the life and accomplishments of Annie Wauneka, an important figure in the Native American Movement for freedom and equal rights.
SUPPORTING WOMEN IN INDIAN COUNTRY 1-3 pm, Southwest Women’s Law community meeting to discuss vision for the future direction of the New Mexico Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. SWLC and the Board of Directors seek input from the greater community and will listen and discuss input from the attendees and incorporate these conversations into the vision of NMWIRC. The Southwest Women’s Law Center advocates for economic and social justice for women and children throughout the state. Gallup fire Station No. 2, 911 W. Lincoln Ave.
TUESDAY, Nov. 20
FRIDAY, Nov. 16
STORYTELLER HARRY LEE 3 pm @Children’s Branch. Storyteller and builder Harry Lee joins the library for Dine stories. SUNDAY, Nov. 18 PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY Guest speaker Peter Procopio, co-founder of the Red Rock Balloon Rally, talks about the history of the Rally and what activities to expect at this year’s event. After Peter’s presentation, there
DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETING The Democratic Party of McKinley County holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. 5:30 pm, Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Ave. Call (505) 879-8136. MAKER ZONE 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide the supplies, you provide the ideas. This week: DIY Lava Lamps. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 10:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. EXPLORA! 2 pm @ Children’s Branch. Have fun. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. This week’s film: TBA. THURSDAY, Nov. 22 CRAFTY KIDS 4 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD.
FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM 6 pm @ Main Branch. Director / producer Katrina Parks along with archivist Rose Diaz and author Sharon Niederman will host a panel discussion following the film. This event is free and open to the public. Many thanks to New Mexico Humanities Council for collaborating with Octavia Fellin Public Library to make this event possible. Refreshments will be provided. ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 PM. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones. Visit aa-fc.orgfor more info. CELEBRATE RECOVERY A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your un-managed hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6-8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 4882166. Churchrock Chapter Administration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-4 pm, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road.
All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 7268068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. COMMUNITY PROVIDERS All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Speakers for the Community Providers Agenda Sept. 27 meeting are needed. Please contact Bill Camarota firstname.lastname@example.org or Ben Welch bwelch@gallupnm. gov. RMCHCS East Campus, noon in the Chapel. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: email@example.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 12-3pm on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1 pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505)
906-2671. RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS New Life ministries holds weekly meetings to anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. Our approach integrates the 12 AA steps with Biblical truths. Location: 309 Chino Loop, Gamerco. Time: 6 pm, every Thursday. Phone: (505) 722-8973 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 8701483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SAVE THE DATE GALLUPARTS - ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl occurs on the Second Saturday of every month from 7-9 pm in Downtown Gallup. A monthly event featuring local and regional artists and musicians, special events, and special offerings from Gallup’s Downtown art galleries and restaurants. Dec. 8 – Let’s Have a Ball To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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