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NEWS Gallup High School teacher inducted into USSSA Hall of Fame FEBRUARY 2019 PERSON OF THE MONTH

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ecoming a Hall of Fame sports player requires tremendous sacrifice. Professional and personal moments pass by as a player trains and plays the game. But they press on in hopes of achieving the goal of every player – the championship title. Joey Barreras, 49, admitted to missing some family time while training and playing softball and called it “lost time.” But he also said the hard work paid off when he was nominated, unanimously voted for, and inducted into the United States Speciality Sports Association Hall of Fame for men’s competitive softball Feb. 9. Barreras spoke with the Sun Feb. 12 about his accomplishment, and what it meant to him, and to the rest of Gallup. “Everyone in town knows me, so it’s a big deal to me,” he said. “This is a Gallup award. This is for everyone I know.”

BACKGROUND Ba r rera s ha ils from Albuquerque, and his softball career began when he was 15. He said that he started playing the sport with his father when they moved to Gallup. “My dad was one of the most well-known players in the area,” Barreras said. “One of the best power hitters.” His father, George Barreras, made a name for himself in softball despite having,

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Joey Barreras talks about the sacrifices it took for him to reach the softball hall of fame during an interview Feb. 12 at Gallup High. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Joey Barreras was inducted to the softball hall of fame, he took home a plaque in his honor. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo according to Joey Barreras, only two and a half fingers on one hand. In all, Barreras said he spent eight years training and playing with his father. Five years ago, he introduced his son to the sport. Despite never playing baseball before moving to Gallup, Barreras said his interest in the sport peaked when he attended Gallup High School. He picked the sport for one of his classes

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because it was the only option available to him. This led to Barreras joining the Captain Ds Outlaws in 1985, staying onboard until 1998. In that timespan, the Outlaws were Class D State Champions, placed in state six times; two-time Triple Crown State Champions; and were an All World Team in 1992. Overall, Barreras’s accomplishments in high school included pulling in the most

wins in one year as a pitcher. He was also the varsity starter all four years of high school, named 1st Team All State at two positions, and was a New Mexico State Champ in both home runs and RBIs. A f ter g raduati ng from Gallup High School, Barreras enrolled in New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. His softball career continued in Hobbs, where he was made the fulltime pitcher. However, attending New Mexico Junior College may not have been his original plan. Barreras was offered a scholarship to Mississippi State in 1991, which he turned down in order to stay close to home and his family. Despite the successful career he has had, Barreras admits that this decision is one

he still thinks about. “That turned out to be one of my biggest regrets because that year Mississippi State went to the College World Series,” Barreras said.

REFLECTING AND LOOKING AHEAD Barreras has been teaching across the state for 21 years now, and has been an English teacher in Gallup for the past 14. “I’m a Bengal, and this is where I wanted to be,” Barreras said of his decision to return to Gallup. In addition, he has coached his children on his own time, including his daughter. To build on this, Barreras said he will be

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City Council approves alley reconstruction project behind El Morro Theatre PROJECT TO CORRECT WATER LINES, FIX SURFACE

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u r i ng it s reg u la r meeting Feb. 12, the Gallup City Council d iscu s sed a pro posed reconstruction design

for the alleyway south of Coal Avenue between Second and Third streets. Several water line breaks have plagued that location in what city Public Work s D i r e c t or S t a n ley Henderson views as a string of bad luck.

When asked by District Four Councilor Fran Palochak if this project would complete the work on the Coal Avenue alley, Henderson said this is the second phase of the project. The first phase was done on the alley stretching from

Community paintings decorate part of the alley between Coal Avenue and Aztec Avenue in downtown Gallup Feb. 14. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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First to Second streets, and the second phase will run between Second and Third streets. “It is imperative this work is done because of the business owners [near the water line breaks],” Palochak said. T he c ou nc i l r e c ei ve d two proposals from DePauli Engineering & Surveying, one for utility reconstruction and one for surface reconstruction. Both proposals include the design, bidding assistance, and construction administration for their respective areas. According to Henderson,

the electric design for the project will be addressed by the city’s electric department at a later date. He added

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Calendar Editor Beth Blakeman Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Reporter/Editor Cody Begaye Design David Tsigelman On the Cover TOP: Joey Barreras strikes a pose during his interview at Gallup High Feb. 12, where he discussed his softball hall of fame award. BOTTOM: The alley between Coal and Aztec avenues is reflected in the puddles Feb. 14 in Gallup. Photos by C. Nimmo The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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The Gallup City Council listens for comments from the room during their Feb. 12 regular meeting. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

City council discusses amendments to two ordinances By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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wo ordinances pertaining to delinquent accounts a nd penalties with potential amendments were discussed by the Gallup City Council at their Feb. 12 regular meeting. The ordinance involving delinquent utility accounts was spoken for by City Attorney Curtis Hayes, who said that this amendment is being added for the sake of flexibility. Hayes stated that the city needs more definitive policies and procedures on the collection process for delinquent utility accounts. While city staff is working on creating said policies and procedures, the current ordinance has language

that does not provide the flexibility that they are seeking. For instance, delinquent accounts that are too small, usually under $500, are not worth pursuing a collection lawsuit for because the tenant has no assets. Yet, the current ordinance has a mandate for filing a lien and lawsuit for all delinquent accounts. The a mendment would authorize the City Manager to implement policies and procedures for the collections process. The council agreed that this move would make the collection process easier and sought additional incentives to motivate these account holders. “It makes sense, it’s good for us,” Dist. 3 Councilor Yogash Kumar said. “[For example],

delinquents would have to pay their balance to have city services done.” T he second ord i na nce amendment was described by Hayes as a correction for an oversight from last October, when the city adopted the New Mexico Uniform Traffic Ordinance Penalty Assessment Program. One section of this ordinance made it a misdemeanor crime to fail to pay a citation, but did not specify how many days the person has to pay or set a schedule of fines. The ordinance discussed at the meeting would correct the oversight by set a time limit of 30 days to pay a traffic violation. Both items were approved with a 4-0-0 vote.

that this project is listed on the 2018 -2019 Community Improvement Plan. Previously, the city designated $35,000 for the design, and DES’s proposal costs a little over $78,000 for surface reconstr uction, while the water and wastewater reconstr uction would cost just more than $80,000. Mayor Jackie McKinney said this leaves the council short about $123,000 and asked where that money could be obtained. Henderson said that most of the funds could be taken from other budgets $43,000. could be taken from the general fund for surface reconstruction, and an additional $45,000 could be taken for utility reconstruction from the Water Department Fund. Also, about $17,000 could be taken from both the city’s 5 0 6 w a t er f u nd a nd 5 0 8 wastewater fund and added to the project to make up the balance. A d d i t i o n a l l y, D i s t . 3 Cou nci lor Yoga sh Ku ma r

a sked whet her t he f u nd s could be taken from the city’s 206 environmental fund, and was told that was another possibility. City Ma nager Ma r ya nn Ustick said that a proposal for this project could be drafted and presented at the next regular meeting. When Dist. 1 Councilor Linda Ga rcia a sked when the project could get started, Henderson said it can begin a s soon a s the resolution passes. In a ll, the city council appeared enthusiastic about getting the project underway. “I’m glad we put this on the strategic improvement plan,” McKinney said. In addition to the construction of the alley between Second and Third streets, the council also discussed a $35,000 change order to the a lley way project between First and Second streets, or phase one of the alley project. The change order was justified by the length of the project, construction, and CAD drawings. Both items were approved with a 4-0-0 vote.

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Nez-Lizer Administration brings message of hope to Black Falls residents PUTS BENNETT FREEZE IN THE PAST Staff Reports

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LACK FALLS, Ariz. – President Jonathan Nez, Vice President My ron L i zer, a nd newly appointed Executive Director for the Navajo Hopi La nd Commission Off ice, Robert K. Black, Jr., held an open meeting to listen to issues and concerns from local residents at the Black Falls Church, in the area commonly known as the Former Bennett Freeze Area, Feb. 12. The majority of elderly Navajo people in attendance continue to be impacted by the Bennett Freeze, which restricted any new development or improvements to 1.5 million acres of land that was in dispute between the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe, and was imposed by the federal government in 1966. The freeze was in place for 43 years before being lifted in 2009. Tuesday’s meeting marked the first official visit to the area since Nez took office in January. In his opening remarks, he delivered a message of hope and empowerment while also taking several hours to listen to local resident,s share their concerns over homesite leases, housing, water and power lines, uranium contamination, emergency assistance for veterans, land boundaries, and economic opportunities. “Many of the people of this area have lived in dilapidated

homes with no electricity or running water, but yet they are resilient and continue to live good lives,” Nez said. “We don’t want these meetings to occur just once a year, but we want to meet with the residents on a regular basis and show results and progress.” He also encouraged everyone in attendance to stop referring to the communities as the “Former Bennett Freeze Area,” due to the negative connotation associated with the former Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Robert Bennett, who is responsible for signing the order to impose the freeze on development in 1966. “It’s because of this person that this occurred, so we should not continue to use his name to represent our communities, but we should refer to this area as an empowerment area with great potential for development and prosperity,” Nez added. Nez and Lizer told residents that they are aware that many studies and assessments have already been completed and that the time to take action is now. “ “This area has been over-studied and I think we all know what the problems are, but now is the time to create solutions and work together to improve our communities,” Nez said. “We might not have all the answers for you, and that’s why we need your help and your input.”

President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and newly appointed executive director for the Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office Robert K. Black, Jr. meet with local residents in Black Falls, Ariz. Feb. 12. Photo Credit: Navajo Nation, Office of the President and Vice President Approximately 60 local residents attended the meeting and spoke about their family histories, challenges encountered, and their recommendations to resolve issues. Nez committed to visiting with the residents on a regular basis and providing

updates and reports from division directors and other agencies to keep the public informed. The meeting also offered the communities an opportunity to meet Robert K. Black, Jr., who was appointed in January to serve as the Executive Director

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Former U.S. service member charged with espionage AMERICAN WOMAN INDICTED ALONG WITH FOUR IRANIAN CYBER CRIMINALS By FBI News

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former U.S. Air Force intelligence specialist has been charged with betraying her oath to protect and defend the United States by delivering sensitive national defense information to the Iranian government, according to an indictment unsealed today by

Monica Elfriede Witt is WANTED for her alleged involvement in criminal activities, to include espionage and conspiracy to commit espionage. Photo Credit: FBI

Once a holder of a Top Secret security clearance, Monica Witt actively sought opportunities to undermine the United States and support the government of Iran—a country which poses a serious threat to our national security.” – Jay Tabb, executive assistant director, FBI National Security Branch

the Department of Justice. Monica Elfriede Witt, who served in the Air Force from 1997 through 2008 and then with a cleared defense contractor until 2010, is charged alongside four Iranians who allegedly used information provided by Witt in a cyber campaign to target and compromise other U.S. security personnel. “Once a holder of a top

From left, Mojtaba Masoumpour, Behzad Mesri, Hossein Parvar, and Mohamad Paryar — who are affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC —are WANTED for their alleged involvement in criminal activities, to include computer intrusion and aggravated identity theft. Photo Credit: FBI secret security clearance, Monica Witt actively sought opportunities to undermine the United States and support the government of Iran—a country which poses a serious threat to our national security,” said Executive Assistant Director Jay Tabb of the FBI’s National Security Branch at a press briefing Feb. 11 in Washington, D.C.

The charges came as a result of years of investigative work by the FBI’s Washington Field Office with assistance from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. “This investigation exemplifies the tireless work the agents and analysts of the FBI do each and every day to bring a complex case like this to fruition,” said Nancy McNamara, assistant

director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “[Witt] is alleged to have revealed to the Iranian government the existence of a highly classified intelligence collection program and the true identify of a U.S. intelligence officer, thereby putting

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Shots fired call turns out to be a false alarm

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County deputies as well as the State Police. The first calls came in about 10 am from employees of the Magic Car Wash.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

WINDOW BREAKER SEARCH Gallup, Feb. 9 T he McK i n ley Cou nt y Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking a window in the rotunda of the county courthouse. The vandalism took place sometime during the evening of Feb. 8 or the early morning hours of Feb. 9. The complaint came in about 7:45 am on Feb. 9. Ruben Guerrero said when he came into work that morning he discovered glass on the floor of the rotunda. He looked around and discovered that the window had been broken. When deputies arrived, they found the two large rocks that had been used to break the glass. The window was valued at $1,000. There are no suspects at this time.

LICENSE PLATE SWAPPER Gallup, Feb. 1 A Gallup man is wondering who replaced his license plate on his car with another plate and why it was done. Sidney Brown told Gallup police that he was at the Rio

West Mall on Feb. 1 from 5:45 pm to about 7 pm for a Bible study meeting. When he went back to his car, he noticed that his New Mexico license plate had a different number - 890RN. Police took the license plate into evidence. There are no suspects.

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A Gallup man and his girlfriend were arrested Jan. 26 after they were found intoxicated and not able to take care of their

three young children. Michael Chee, 35, and Thomacita Edison, 27, we r e b o t h charged w it h aba ndonment of Michael Chee children. Ga l lup Pol ice O f f icer Patrick Largo said he was dispatched to Chee’s residence on Grandview Avenue about 7 pm because of a complaint that he was intoxicated and unable to take care of his two children.

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Edison agreed to take a portable breath test and when she posted a sample of .33 both she and Chee were arrested. All three children were turned over to the custody of the ex-wife since Edison was her sister.

CARJACKER CAUGHT Gallup, Jan. 25 A Ga merco ma n is i n custody after he reportedly hijacked a vehicle at gunpoint. Gallup patrolman Timothy Hughte said he received a report from Joann Begay on Jan. 25 that a vehicle had been stolen from the Comfort Inn at about 2 pm. Hughte was told by passengers in the car that a man came up to them and asked for a cigarette. When he was told they had none, he pulled out a gun and told them to exit the vehicle. When they did, he got into it and drove away. Hughte got a description of the man and the car and the information went over the

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The complaint came from Chee’s ex-wife, who said she dropped the two children off at his house earlier that day and later got a call from her daughter asking to be picked up because her father was drinking. When Largo got to the apartment, Chee answered the door and showed signs of being intoxicated. Largo asked to be allowed inside to do a welfare check but Largo refused, telling him he needed a warrant. Chee closed the door and Largo waited for another officer, Joe Roanhorse, to show up. Roanhorse then knocked on the door and Chee opened it but kept the chain lock on it so officers could not come in. He was asked several times if there were children in the apartment. He finally admitted that his two children were inside and Edison was also inside with her young daughter. When the officers were allowed inside, they found Chee’s housemate getting ready to leave. He said he stayed in his room and had nothing to do with Chee.

radio for officers to be on the lookout for it. Several hours later, Hughte said he received word that Sheriff deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle matching that description. The vehicle was west of Gallup and was headed back to the city. Just before it reached the city limits, deputies were able to put spike strips down and it ran over it. Gallup police joined the pursuit once the car got inside the city and the pursuit continued on U.S. Highway 66, with the suspect car traveling at times as fast as 100 miles per hour. Hughte was part of that pursuit. He said he saw that one of the car’s tires was losing its rubber, forcing it to decrease its speed to 45 miles per hour. He said because of the dangers of getting someone hurt, Gallup police were told to stop their pursuit leaving the pursuit to the sheriff deputies. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Chad Gonzales, 37, later stopped the vehicle near Virgie’s Restaurant and jumped out. He then ran for the nearby hills. Deputies released a canine officer to go after him and he was quickly pla ced u nder a r rest a nd charged with robbery.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Shawndell Antonio Feb. 7, 12:45 pm DWI McKinley C o u n t y S h e r i f f D e p u t y Lorenzo Guerrero was dispatched to the area near Deadhorse Saloon on State Highway 566 in connection with a possible drunk driver. Antonio, 24, of Thoreau, N.M. had been stopped by a different deputy for failure to maintain his lane. He was seated behind the steering wheel and showed signs of being intoxicated. When he was told to exit the vehicle, Guerrero said, Antonio had to lean against his car to brace himself. Guerrero said he also noticed several open containers of alcohol in his vehicle. Antonio at first agreed to take a field sobriety test but midway through it said he didn’t want to take it. He also refused to take a breath alcohol test. Since he was stopped on reservation land, he was

TEACHER | FROM PAGE 4 coaching an age 11 and under league this summer. Becoming a coach in softball feels like a good way to build on 34 years of playing the

turned over to Navajo Tribal Police for prosecution. Tedra Allen Feb. 5, 6:00 pm Aggravated DWI (Second offense) McKinley C o u n t y S h e r i f f D e p u t y Frank Villa Jr. sa id he was dispatched to the Sun Alley Apartments on Woodrow Avenue in connection with a possible drunk driver. When he got there, he talked with Wilhelm Jymison, who said he had been driving south on U.S. Highway 491 when he was rear ended by a car that then sped away. He said he followed the car to the apartment complex and watched as Allen got out. While following her, he had also contacted police. Allen, 37, of Tsaile, admitted that she had rear ended the other car and then drove away. She said her boyfriend, who was a passenger in her car, told her to “go, go, go” after she had rear ended the other car. She agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and

failed, at which time she was charged with DWI. Later, she agreed to take the breath alcohol test and posted samples of .17 and .18. David Thomas Yazzie Feb. 2, 2:45 am D W I ( T h i r d offense) Gallup P o l i c e O f f i c e r Richard Rangel said he wa s on routine patrol when he saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road on Munoz Overpass. When he went over to the vehicle, he discovered that the driver, Yazzie, 36, of Gallup, was asleep behind the wheel with the engine running. When Yazzie woke up, he moved the vehicle a few feet before he stopped. Rangel said Yazzie showed signs of being intoxicated. When he was asked how much he had that evening, Yazzie admitted to drinking 11 beers. He refused to take a field sobriety test, so he was charged with DWI. When asked about his children, Yazzie said they were at

sport, Barreras said. He added that coaching his daughter is the natural next step after he retires from playing. “My daughter has said she wants to play softball at UCLA,” he said. When asked where decades of

playing the sport has taken him, Barreras said that he has traveled from coast to coast and border to border across the United States. Standouts for him include California, Texas, and Arizona. Overall, Barreras’s achievements from those decades of playing include being a 14-time state champion, four national titles, being named an All-American seven times, two national championships in men’s fastpitch, and five state titles in men’s fastpitch with the Gallup Storm and Las Cruces Wolfpack teams. “We’re still very close,” he said when asked about the teammates he has played with.

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION The USSSA Hall of Fame was established in 1995, and two people are inducted each year. Players must be nominated by members of the Hall of Fame, and then they are voted on by 12 state directors.

home. When police checked on the children, ages five through 14, they found them alone so Yazzie was charged with five counts of abandonment of children. He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .12 and .13. Vanessa Roberts Feb. 1, 12:45 pm DWI Gallup P o l i c e Officer Alana Bradley said she was d ispatched to t he Big C h e e s e Parking lot in connection with a report of a suspected drunk driver. The call came from an employe e of t he ne a r by Long John Silvers restaurant who said Roberts, 45, of Vanderwagen, N.M., had paid for food and had then driven away without picking it up. Bradley said she found Robert’s vehicle at Big Cheese and saw she showed signs of being intoxicated. She said there was another passenger in the vehicle who was also highly intoxicated. She said she also noticed open containers of alcoholic beverages on the console. Roberts refused to take the standard field sobriety tests as well as the breath alcohol

test. She said she went to the casino with her husband and went off the wagon and drank one drink. An employee of Long Johns Silver came up to the car while Bradley and Roberts were talking and gave her back the money she had paid for her food. He told Bradley he had a hard time understanding her order because of her slurred speech. Roberts was then transported to the Gallup McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking. Demetrius Shirley Jan. 24, 10:54 pm Aggravated DWI (second offense) Gallup Pat rol ma n Richard Rangel said he stopped S h i r l e y because one of his front headlights were out. W he n he a p pr o a c he d Shirley, 33, of Fort Defiance, Ariz., he noticed signs he was intoxicated and Shirley admitted to having consumed four cans of beer that night. Rangel said he also noticed open liquor bottles on the car’s console. He agreed to take the standard field sobriety test and failed and was charged with DWI. He refused to take a breath alcohol test.

Seven of the 12 directors have to vote yes for a player to be inducted. When he was nominated the first time, Barreras said he received only six of the 12 votes, so he was passed over. But this year, Barreras made history by being the first player to be voted into the Hall of Fame with a unanimous 12 votes. Ba r rer a s s poke a bout how other players who are inducted into the Hall of Fame pepper their speeches with jokes to loosen themselves up. But when he was given his moment to speak on Feb. 9, the emotion of the moment was

overwhelming. “I’d timed my speech before at seven minutes,” Barreras said. “But when I got up to the podium and started, within about 30 seconds I was bawling.” As he let the tears flow during his speech, Barreras said he noticed the crowd also seemed emotional, as if he touched their hearts in some way. And when he finished, he said one of the directors gave him a powerful remark. “He told me, ‘That was the best speech we’ve ever had. You told it like it is,’” Barreras said.

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Navajo police officers search for homicide suspect in this undated photo. Photo Credit: Navajo Police Department

New Mexico State Police utilized a helicopter to search for a suspect in response to gunfire heard in the hills north of Jefferson Avenue in Gallup Feb. 11. No suspect was found. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

FALSE ALARM | FROM PAGE 8 When Gallup police officers arrived on the scene, they said they heard shots being fired from the ridge line north of the car wash. One of the shots reportedly hit the car wash. Since the shots were coming from county land, the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office was notified and Gallup police began warning people to stay away from the area because of fears that more stray bullets may hit property or people. State Police were also involved in the search for the possible shooters and at one time, a State Police helicopter

was used to look for possible shooters. McK i n ley Cou nt y Sg t . Anthony Morales said the county investigation eventually led officers to a house on Silva Road. Police found five shell casings on the front porch of the house, which was located northwest of the car wash. The owner of the house said he was not at home when the shots occurred but his son was. He had stayed home from school that day. When questioned by deputies, the 15-year-old boy admitted that he had a friend that had been shooting at a target about 10 am. He said he and his friend

had shot at a target that was approximately 65 yards south of the porch. The target was located at what would be 12 o’clock from the porch, while the car wash would have been at 10 o’clock. T he boy sa id t hey had fired four rounds at the target that day and one round the day before. A check of the target showed five bullet holes. The youth said after doing the target practice, the two went into the hills hunting coyotes. Mora les sa id no cr iminal charges were filed since the nearest residence was 250 yards away and not in the direction the boys were firing.

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AVA J O , N . M . – The Navajo Police Department apprehended a federa l warrant homicide suspect late Wednesday night after an extensive foot search in Navajo. The search resulted in the arrest of four, including Jeremiah Cleveland, who is the subject of an outstanding federal warrant issued in December 2018 for homicide. T he Nava jo Pol ice Department received a call Wednesday afternoon regarding a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was located, however the suspects eluded the officers’ attempts to stop it. Off icers gave cha se into Roanhorse Canyon, approximately 5 miles south of Navajo. The suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot in multiple directions. The Navajo Police began coordinating search efforts with assistance from the Navajo Rangers, Navajo Fish and Wildlife, Navajo Criminal Investigation and the New Mexico San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office deployed a search and rescue helicopter to assist in locating the suspects through the

canyon terrain prior to nightfall. Officers continued to track the suspects to the community of Navajo, where a male and two females were arrested. After receiving additional information, Jeremiah Cleveland was arrested late Wednesday night. Chief of Police Phillip Francisco said, “We want to thank the officers and agencies who assisted and pulled their resources together to help us in the search and apprehension of Jeremiah Cleveland. The successful outcome was a result of the partnership of regional law enforcement authorities, emergency medical services, and support from the Navajo Pine Fire Department.” “I also want to extend my appreciation to the community members who reported their tips and who were patient with the incident. All resources were deployed with the mission of ensuring the safety of our community.” Francisco added. Jerem ia h Clevela nd is currently being held at the McKinley County detention facility. ctsosie@navajo-nsn.gov

Local police, State Police and the FBI work together in response to reports of shots fired north of Jefferson Avenue Feb. 11 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo NEWS

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OPINIONS It’s time to restore a fair and progressive personal income tax to New Mexico STOP RELIANCE ON THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY BOOM-OR-BUST CYCLE

By Paige Knight NM Voices for Children

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uring this legislative session, we can choose to continue tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and well-connected, or we can choose a new path and prioritize our

children and families. It’s time to reverse course on excessive tax breaks and invest in healthy and thriving com mu n ities instead: investments in our schools to set our children on a path to success, investments in health care to keep people hea lthy a nd working, a nd

investments in infrastructure - roads, bridges, and modern technology - that will benefit our families and businesses. But in order to support t he s e fou nd a t io n s for a th r iv ing com mu nit y, New Mexico needs dependable revenues that are equitable, sustainable, and adequate.

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Our current revenue stream fails to meet these principles because our tax system: asks the most from those with the lowest incomes, is over-reliant on the volatile oil and gas industries, and fails to raise enough revenue to meet the educational needs of our children of color.

Now is the time to enact bold tax reform and improve our tax system, so we can begin to generate key, sustainable resources that are not ruled by the boom-orbust cycle of the oil a nd

INCOME TAX | SEE PAGE 13

GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18

The February Full Moon is called the “Full Snow Moon” because snow often falls in February (apologies to those who are ready for spring). Another name for this Full Moon is the “Hunger Moon”. How much hunger do you experience? Madame G wishes you well on your journey. Do not be afraid to reach out and seek help, others will reach back. You are worthy.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Don’t laugh at your failures. Learn from them. It can be painful to know that you’ve done all that you can, and perhaps not done as well as you’d hoped. But, that doesn’t mean you’re not worth the effort. You may need to fix errors or fix the things that are broken. You can impart great wisdom by looking inward and believing in yourself. You are worthy of love.

Look within your heart and pursue the life you’ve always wanted. Don’t look back. You got this! You’re worth more than you know. Keep your head up and your chin pointed forward. Life is always challenging, but how you respond reveals the heart within the person. Do a good job and those around you will take notice. Live well! You’re more than worthy.

Focus on what you need and allow the rest to follow. You can accomplish more than you realize when you take a step back and delegate. You don’t have to do everything. You don’t have to be everywhere. You can accomplish so much more than you’ll ever know, if you push yourself to be open and live. You’re worthy, so remember to show others they are worthy, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Listen to your heart as it speaks a quiet language. Your heart is not angry, it’s tired and bruised. You’re the abuser, not those on the outside. We are the ones who damage ourselves, with our mean language and hurtful opinions of ourselves. We can accomplish so much, if we put the right foot forward. You’re worthy of forgiveness, but first you must forgive yourself.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You don’t need to lose yourself in order to keep others happy. You’re as deserving of love and acceptance as anyone. But, you MUST speak TRUTH. You must learn about yourself and be honest with yourself. Do your best and show the ones you love that you love them. Reach out and allow those same loved ones to be themselves. You are not in control. Be free.

Live the life you’ve always wanted every day. Reach out and show the ones around you how much you love them. Take care of yourself. You’re a person of value and you have an incredible amount of light to give. Keep your heart open and share that love with everyone you see. You’re more than worthy. You’re the greatest! And your friends and family know it.

You’ll face challenges in this life. You’re more than equipped to handle them now than ever before. You have what it takes. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Put your best foot forward and do what you can. This is the best time to open your heart and let go of the past. In this world, you must get used to discomfort and uncertainty. You’re worthy. You can do it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Give strength to your dreams and passions by taking charge of your mental health! Don’t get caught up in the “coulda, woulda, shoulda.” Take control of your life and all possibilities. Push yourself to live a better life by pursuing what you love. Look within your heart and do your best. Life is what you make it and if you enjoy the experience then you’ve lived your life. Good luck!

Don’t lose sight of who you are and who you want to be. This is your time. Be who you are and live the life you’ve always wanted. Take care of yourself and those around you. Look within your heart and let it sing to you. You don’t need to be famous to have love. You don’t need to have a ton of things to be happy. All you need in this life is the love within your heart. Sing!

Well, what’s up? You need to look internally and address the issues you’re facing. Now is the time to push all feelings of retribution aside. You can look inside your heart and know your value and worth. You’re more than the sum of your parts. You’re an entire person within your body and you have a full life of rich and beautiful experiences. You’re worthy and so are they. GO!

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Look in your heart and believe in yourself. You’re worthy of this change. Now you must believe. Many of you Aquarians have celebrated or about to celebrate a birthday. It’s time to chart some realistically attainable goals. If you want the ocean front property, or any lofty goal, set your sail in that direction by staying focused.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s easy to get bogged down in pettiness. If you keep looking for problems, you’ll find them. Keep an eye on the horizon and push yourself towards the stars. Now is the time to be who you are, don’t get trapped by what you think. You can accomplish anything that you believe is necessary. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Do your best. You’re worthy of love. OPINIONS


Startup Weekends turbocharge business ideas

INCOME TAX | FROM PAGE 12 gas industries. This reform should begin by restoring fairness to the personal income tax, a stable source of revenue that is underutilized in New Mexico due to tax cuts enacted in 2003. Under the cur rent personal income tax rate structure, families earning $25 thousand per year are paying the same tax rate as families earning $250 thousand per year, despite having a very different ability to pay. We can re-establish fairness in the personal income tax by increasing the top tax rate on a relatively small number of individuals - those that are in the best position to afford it. This restructuring would strengthen our revenues and allow for a broader, more equitable tax system. This issue of fairness is apparent when looking at the combination of state and local taxes we all pay. Largely because of our sales taxes, New Mexico’s ta x system falls hardest on low- and middle-income families who pay a greater share of their incomes in state and local taxes than do t ho se i n h ig h-i ncome households. New Mexicans earning the lowest incomes pay nearly 11 percent of their income in taxes while the wealthiest pay only 6 percent of their income in state and local taxes. That’s according to the Institute on Ta xation and Economic Policy’s, Who Pays? report. This tax system actually exacerbates income inequality in our state. A more progressive personal income tax rate structure would help address this issue because the personal income tax is the only tax that can be based on the ability to pay. There are several other ways we can use tax reform to create a more equitable society for all New Mexicans.

By Julianna Silva Managing director, WESST Enterprise Center

Paige Knight, research and policy analyst. Photo Credit: New Mexico Voices for Children First, we can repeal the capit a l ga i ns deduction t hat overwhelmingly benefits the wealthiest. It’s an ineffective give-away that does nothing for our economy. Second, when it comes to addressing the regressivity of our state and local taxes, the Low-Income Comprehensive Tax Rebate (LICTR) can go a long way. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been updated in twenty years to account for inflation, and has therefore lost a lot of its value. It is due for an expansion. A nd finally, enacting a new child tax credit and doubling the current Working Families Tax Credit would help mitigate the higher state taxes hard-working families are paying due to federal tax changes. These credits would return more than $100 million to these families, improve economic equity for families of color and women, and benefit 500 thousand New Mexico kids. The resources that these proposals create can help build a stronger New Mexico and secure a brighter future for our state. I hope ou r leg i sl at or s m a ke t he right choice in January and choose to put our children and hard-working families a head of the wea lthy a nd well-connected. Visit: www.nmvoices. org

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aunching a business can take years — or it can take 54 hours of intense teamwork with experts and entrepreneurs who share a hunger to develop ideas into profitable enterprises. St a r t up Weekend s a re just the place for such collaboration, and the next one pl a n ned for New Mex ico h appen s Feb. 22 -24 i n Albuquerque. Organized by small business development organization WESST, CNM Ingenuity, A BQid, a nd w it h suppor t from New Mex ico Mutua l I nsu ra nce, t h is Sta r tup Weekend is a global project of Google for Entrepreneurs and Techstars. The goal is to create a supportive envir o n me nt w he r e bu d d i n g entrepreneurs can pitch and fast-track a business idea through realistic feedback from peers and experts. According to lead organizer Mark Gilboard, the last Albuquerque Startup Weekend was in 2017. “The eight teams t hat for med F r iday n ig ht worked very hard throughout the weekend and the eventual winner was an innovative group of problem solvers who built a new kind of online marketplace featuring Native American art,” he said. Startup Weekend begins F r iday n ight w ith w illing pa r t ic ipa nt s pit ch i n g a n idea for a product or service that meets a need or solves a problem. Not ever yone pitches an idea. Some attend to help problem-solve using

Julianna Silva web development or other skills. “Coders, marketers and graphic designers participate, forming teams organically around shared interests,” said Gilboard. “Typically, twenty or more pa r ticipa nts may pitch, with five to eight business ideas rising to the top by the end of Friday night.” Tea ms t hen outl i ne what needs to be done to create a minimum viable product that fits the need of the target customer or market, he said. T he work cont i nues Saturday morning; then at 1 p.m., teams report on the status of their projects and coaches and mentors from t he d iver s e A lbuq uer q ue small business and startup community work with groups to give them feedback and keep them on track. Teams check in with the group one more time at 7:30 pm, after which participants can work as long as the venue allows. Sunday is when ideas are polished and prototypes are created with more exper t help in preparation for final present at ion s at 5 pm. A panel of judges with expertise in technology and business selects and awards the best idea s. Pr izes include

legal and business development services. More than a third of the projects that gather steam on Startup Weekends evolve into companies, even those that don’t win with judges. Pa st pa r ticipa nts say t he experience of working with potential collaborators, mentors and investors to create a business that can bring commercially viable products or services to market on a tight deadline is a benefit in itself. Startup Weekend participants who want to pitch their startup business concept are asked to bring an idea or proposal they haven’t worked on before and be willing to work with others on a completely different idea if theirs doesn’t cross the feasibility threshold. The proposal can be for a product or service that answers a social, educational, financial, environmental, or other need. The event starts at 6 pm on Feb. 22 at the WESST E n t e r p r i s e C e n t e r, 6 0 9 Broadway Boulevard NE, with pitches beginning at 7:30 pm. The $60 entry fee covers the cost of six full meals, endless coffee refills, and internet access. Tickets and information about judges can be found at: http: //communities. techstars.com /usa /albuqu er qu e /st a r t u p - we ek end/13593. Email questions to albuquerque@startupweekend.org. F i n a n c e Ne w M e x i c o con nect s i nd iv idua ls a nd businesses w ith sk ills and funding resources for their business or idea. To lea r n more, go t o www. FinanceNewMexico.org.

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COMMUNITY GallupArts challenged 28 artists to create 2D pieces ‘15 PAINTINGS IN 30 DAYS’ ATTRACTS GALLUP’S BEST

By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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allupArts challenged 28 local artists to create 15 paintings in 30 days. Called 15 in 30, the challenge was an invitation to local artists to create 15 original, 2D artworks within a 30 day time frame, funded by a grant from New Mexico Arts. Opening night was Feb. 9, when area artists showcased their works, ranging from fabric and pottery to landscapes and portraits. High school senior Bailey Pete loves the idea of displaying her portraiture. Her medium is acrylic. Pete says she works in sets of series that connect to her life. “Everything I do here is connected to me on a level of family members, friends, and those I look up to. The paintings are all connected and that was what I was going for.” Starting from a black canvas, Pete begins her paintings

with the lightest color, then adds the darker tones. Another artist who took up the challenge was Shawn A hkea h, whose pa intings consist of his interpretation of life. Using acrylic as his medium, Ahkeah adds water to his paintings of the Navajo culture. What stands out about Ahkeah’s work is his backgrounds – all from the area of the Navajo Nation and the Southwest. “Mesas and local scenery are what I love to paint,” he says. “When you look at my work, you see things like a story and you read into the artwork.” As people made their way around the gallery, art lovers struggled to decide what to buy. Kinship was evident among the artists and onlookers. Artist Jerry Brown says it was easy for him to create the number of pieces for the challenge and that it was exciting working with different mediums. Already painting at the

A packed house circles through Art123 in Gallup Feb. 9 for the 15 in 30 show opening. The opening brought together the work of 28 local artists who each created 15 works of art in 30 days. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo age of three, Brown says in using acrylics, he felt proportions and style fit together

smoothly in his paintings of various birds. “I had fun doing this, I

Local artist MB Brown employed mixed media for the 15 in 30 show, which opened at Art123 in downtown Gallup Feb. 9. Each of the 28 artists included in the show created 15 works of art in 30 days where they showcased their varying styles and techniques. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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chose birds to challenge myself because of the overlapping of feathers and how they’re just being birds,” he said, laughing. “From starting out on coloring books as a child and then being pushed to be an independent artist is awesome.” Brown says he was fortunate to have various Native American teachers helping him along the way. E le v e n -ye a r- old M a r y Brown was a crowd pleaser as she eagerly talked of her work and the simple joy of just painting. Working in a medium of collages, Brown says, “I did collages because they are fun, and I learned from my dad and want to be a painter someday.” With the majority the artists beating the challenge, one artist, Tera Selleck of Gallup, didn’t quite get all her work in. Using watercolors as her medium, Selleck paints scenes of nature, flowers, and trees. She managed to complete six paintings. Of the other participants, Selleck said, “Every one of these artists got their work in time, so I feel like I’m in a room full of giants.” For more information visit: FB@art123Gallery or visit www.galluparts.org COMMUNITY


‘Isn’t It Romantic’ provides breezy fun winking at genre clichés By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 88 MINUTES

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it h Va lent i ne’s Day approaching, it isn’t a surprise to see a new romcom arriving in theaters. Isn’t It Romantic tries to provide a few new wrinkles to the for mula with a lead character who hates the movie genre and all the falsehoods it projects. Of course, the film can’t help but end up repeating some of the elements it attempts to make fun of. Still, thanks to an entertaining lead and the film’s breezy charm, there’s enough amusing material here to earn it a recommendation. After being told as a child t hat Hol ly wood roma nt ic comed ies a re a complete lie, an adult Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works as an architect at a Manhattan firm. Closing herself off from others, she struggles to get noticed for her talent and rebukes the attention of co-worker Josh (Adam Devine). Of course, Natalie also complains to her rom-com addicted assistant Whitney (Betty Gilpin) how much she hates the genre and its ridiculous story elements. After taking a knock to the head, the protagonist awakens in an idyllic New York, as seen in these films and desperately searches for a way out. In the process, she must deal with the advances of billionaire businessma n Blake (Liam Hemsworth). This may be the first leading role for Wilson and she makes the most of it. There are some great (and for this reviewer, relatable) lines early on as Natalie dissects all of the genre clichés and is forced to deal with some terrible treatment by others. She also sells the physical comedy, in particular during an extended mugging which leaves the character engaged in a very long and awkward COMMUNITY

“Isn’t It Romantic” is a rom-com that adds a few new wrinkles with Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine. Photo Credit: Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema attempt to keep hold of her pu r se wh i le t he at t a cker grapples with her, trying to escape. It all serves as a very funny contrast to the cleaned up, PG-13 rom-com world, which is shot in a bright and vibrant manner. Naturally, in this fantasy world everyone lives in large spotless apartments,

where seemingly impossible coincidences occur, and no one ever swears. The character’s initial reactions and desperation to get out of this happy but unsettling place are extremely entertaining. And there’s also plenty of chemistry between cast members, who play well off of each other, selling a couple of lines

that may not have worked otherwise. However, there are some minor flaws present. While

the screenplay a musingly deconstructs some aspects of the genre, it ultimately can’t help but adhere to other elements. By the final third, the story is forced into addressing the various relationships and romances, and these bits aren’t as sharp or funny. And admittedly, since viewers are assuming all of this is happening within the main character’s unconscious state, there isn’t as much drama and tension onscreen as there might be otherwise. The film’s message and moral are nice, but are stated fairly explicitly and as such, the revelation isn’t much of a surprise. Still, the movie’s concept is solid. It moves at a quick clip and the lead actress and other ca st members have first-rate comic timing. That means that there’s plenty here to enjoy, and even some amusing bits for those who aren’t enamored with romantic comedies. Isn’t It Romantic may not be a classic, but one could certainly do much worse than visit with this light, breezy and fun effort. Visit: www. CinemaStance.com

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ looks great, but lacks a compelling story RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 122 MINUTES

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f you rea d Ja pa ne s e manga, then you might be familiar with the story of the latest sci-fi epic to hit cinema screens. Alita: Battle Angel is based on one such series, which sets up a unique futuristic world where humans coexist with cybernetic organisms. The movie certainly looks remarkable and features some impressive visuals. However, the creaky screenplay ultimately prevents the final result from being anything more than a curious oddity. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the story begins with cyborg scientist Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) discovering the robotic head of Alita (Rosa Salazar). He quickly finds a human brain in the tangle and succeeds in jump-starting it. Newly awakened, Alita has no memories of life, but shows a natural talent for battle. She is soon drawn to the hugely popular but deadly sport of Motorball as well as a friendly teenager named Hugo (Keenan Johnson). As Alita attempts to find out more about her origins, she discovers that guardian

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“Alita: Battle Angel” shows a futuristic world with impressive visuals. Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Ido moonlights as a bounty hunter. Alita also learns that Ido’s ex-wife Chiren (Jennifer Connelly) is involved with sinister Motorball official, Vector (Mahershala Ali) - and that there may be an even more sinister force pulling strings in a nearby sky city. Curiously enough, there is a bit of an “uncanny valley” effect to the Alita character.

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While all other cyborgs are played by actors whose human faces are visible on robotic bodies via digital compositing, the appearance of this film’s protagonist is entirely CGI and features oversized eyes. It’s a strange choice, given that the other unique characters look so different. The a ll- digita l cha racter creation works in some

respects, as when Alita is running around and performing physical tasks. Yet the movie’s bigger emotional beats don’t translate nearly as well. One supposes it could have been worse, considering how much of the production must have involved actors staring at blank walls and tennis balls. Waltz does manage to make his interactions with Alita believable, at least in the wide shots (as mentioned, close-ups of Alita aren’t nearly as convincing). It works in fits and starts, but the end effect leaves one detached and cold about the characters and their personal struggles. The good news is that the action itself is impressive, particularly when Alita battles other unique-looking cyborgs both in and underneath the dilapidated city streets, not to mention when participating in an incredibly dangerous Motorball challenge. These sequences are the film’s most imaginative and they jolt things to life. Director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Planet Terror, From Dusk Till Dawn) also throws in a few cameos from familiar faces who have appeared in his previous features. Still, the

story itself is a little ungainly and awkwardly written. There’s an awful lot of exposition in between the fights. While the movie may be using Alita’s amnesia as a rea son to bluntly ex pla in the back story, there’s still an awful lot of talking about who is doing what and why. And this all slows down the pacing. It also appears to be cramming too much into its two-hour frame. This is particularly true during the extended denouement, which quickly and clumsily wraps up one character’s story while trying to set up more sequels. Those bits really don’t work as effectively as they should. Alita: Battle Angel is an interesting novelty that tries to take CGI technology to a new plateau. And some of it certainly looks great. However, the screenplay is something of a jumble, leaving its leads underdeveloped. The drawback is that the important personal moments are lost, and many viewers won’t be all that interested or excited about seeing where these characters go next. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com COMMUNITY


DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for February 15, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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ello and welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty to choose from in this edition, which includes box office hits as well as Academy Award nominees. 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! T h e Appearance After a monk dies in a disturbing manner and a witch is blamed for the k illing, an Inquisitor is sent out to investigate. Considered a rational man of science, the lead soon begins to think that perhaps something threatening and supernatural is occurring at the site. The monk ponders what to do in order to save the locals. The cast includes Jake Stormoen, K ristian Nair n and Adam Johnson. At Eternity’s Gate - Vincent van Gogh is the subject of this art house drama. The narrative focuses on the struggling artist’s adventures in France. While painting, he is visited by friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin. Vincent also begins to black out and experience health and psychological problems which lead him into a troubling mental state. It stars Willem Dafoe, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner and Oscar Isaac. Bayou Caviar - Thespian Cuba Gooding Jr. leads the cast and makes his directorial debut in this crime flick about mobsters in Louisiana. Gooding Jr. plays an ex-boxer who is hired by the head of a crime family to take down a rival head with the release of a scandalous video of the competitor’s son-in-law. The movie also features Richard Dreyfuss, Famke Janssen, Lia Marie Johnson, Gregg Bello and Katharine McPhee. Bohemian Rhapsody - This hit musical biopic follows the rise of rock band Queen and its lead singer, Freddie Mercury. It depicts how the group met COMMUNITY

up and its meteoric rise to stardom, as well as the struggles the lead singer faced with drugs and his own sexuality. Of course, it’s also chock full of classic tunes. Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello and Aiden Gillen headline the film. The Bouncer - An aging ex-bodyguard struggles to raise his eight-year-old daughter after the unexpected passing of his wife. When he takes a job as a nightclub bouncer and a security guard position at a strip club, he discovers that he is working for a Flemish crime boss. The lead must do everything he can to survive and keep his daughter safe. It stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sami Bouajila and Sveva Alviti. The Front Runner - Gary Hart is the subject of this drama that chronicles his illfated presidential campaign in 1988. The well-liked politician quickly leads the polls after deciding to make the move from democratic senator to president. But when reporters get wind of an extramarital affair, the attacks begin and the nominee’s run rapidly unravels. The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons and Alfred Molina. The Happy Prince - Here’s another biopic drama, this time depicting the life of poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. The picture begins with the writer on his deathbed, critically reminiscing and examining his past relationships with lovers, friends and family, and his life in England, France and Italy. It features Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson. Narcissister Organ Player - This documentary aspires to give viewers a look at the life of American performance artist Narcissister. The artist is said to explore sexual fetishism and use it on stage to critique racial and gender stereotypes. The film focuses on a recent performance, which follows the artist as she travels through her own body using puppets. Nobody’s Fool - A woman recently released from prison vows to get her life back on track and decides to reconnect with her buttoned-up and stiff sister. Naturally, their very opposite personalities result in some comic miscues. And when the ex-con discovers that the new man her sister has met

online may be trouble, even more difficulties arise. It stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, Omar i Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks and Whoopi Goldberg. Possum - This British terror picture follows a disgraced puppeteer who returns to his hometown after a scandal. As it turns out, many of his problems are the result of childhood abuse and trauma by his stepfather, as well as from a disturbing marionette of a spider. The cast includes Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong, Simon Bubb and Andy Blithe. Shoplifters - An eccentric family in Japan make their way through life by stealing various necessities from stores. When a young girl from a troubled family shows up and persists in hanging around, they end up taking her in. Surprises are slowly revealed about this unusual and eccentric group and difficulties arise as their activities begin to put each other at risk. It features Lily Frankie and Sakura Ando. Tejano - This independent crime thriller involves a young man from South Texas who works in the fields and takes care of his ailing grandfather. After falling in love with a Mexican woman, the grandpa’s health takes a turn for the worse. This forces the man to make extra money by acting as a mule for a drug cartel across the border. Patrick Mackie, Roland Uribe, Mayra Leal and Adrian Gonzalez headline the film. Under the Eiffel Tower A man going through a m id-l i fe cr isis decides to travel with his friend’s family to Paris and take in all the sights. Things get incredibly awkward when he falls for his pal’s 26-year-old daughter and then proposes to her on the trip. Naturally, things spiral downward from there. It stars Matt Walsh, Judith Godreche, Reid Scott, Michaela Watkins, David Wain and Gary Cole.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Lots of great older titles are being given a high definition upgrade. Arrow Video is delivering a Special Edition Blu-ray

of the incredibly creepy, disturbing, wince-inducing horror flick, Audition (1999). This film from Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, 13 Assassins) follows a reserved man looking for a new wife. At the advice of a friend, he goes about it the wrong way and ends up paying dearly. They also have a Special Edition of the cult flick, Horror Express (1972). This monster movie stars Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing as passengers on the Trans-Siberian Express who come face to face with an otherworldly creature. It’s a hoot and the disc includes a new 2K restoration of the film and tons of other bonuses. Shout! Factory also has some Blu-rays of note. Romcom fans will appreciate Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), one of the best flicks of its kind. This 25th Anniversary Edition includes a new 4K scan of the feature, and a new interview with the movie’s cinematographer. You’ll also get deleted scenes and promotional material. Those looking for something a little different can now pick up The Poison Ivy Collection (1992 - 2008) on Blu-ray. These films follow a teenager luring the patriarch of a wealthy family into trouble. Drew Barrymore starred in the original. The set includes four movies and in some cases presents both the R-rated and Unrated cuts, along with other bonuses. S h o u t ! also has a C ol le c t or ’s Edition of the sl a sher pic ture, Valentine (2 0 01). T h i s Blu-ray comes with a new 2K scan of the original film elements, approved by the director and cinematographer. It also comes with a new director commentary and recent interviews with cast and crew members. Additionally, all material from previously released DVDs of the film, including deleted scenes and other commentaries are included. K ino has some Blu-ray releases as well. They include the Burt Lancaster film noir, Desert Fury (1947). It comes with a film historian commentary. Additionally, you can pick up the Candice Bergen drama, The Group (1966). They also

have a double-feature Bluray release that pairs T he Haunted Castle (1921) with The Finances of the Grand Duke (1924). Criterion fans have an option in the impressively shot Douglas Sirk melodrama, All That Heaven Allows (1955). The Rock Hudson picture arrives with a new 2K digital restoration that should make all of those colors pop even brighter. It also comes with film scholar commentary, interviews, clips from documentaries on Hudson and Sirk, and other extras. Warner Archive also has a pair of Blu-rays coming your way. They include Starsky & Hutch (2004), which features Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop Dogg putting a comic spin on the TV series. Jason Bat em a n, Vi nce Vau g h n, Juliette Lewis, and Matt Walsh are featured. The release includes all of the extras from old DVDs of the film. A d d i t i o n a l l y, Wa r n e r Archive is releasing the classic monster movie, The Thing from Another World (1951). This one has always been tricky to find, so not only is it a welcome release, but the studio has also gone out of its way to clean up the image with a new transfer. Finally, Synapse is releasing Popcorn (1991) as a Steelbook Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. This cult movie follows a group of kids who are hunted by a psycho, while running a horror movie marathon. It’s another hard-to-locate title that is finally getting a high definition release.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! There isn’t much for young tykes, but here’s what is coming your way. P o n d e m o n iu m: T h ree Movie Collection

ON THE TUBE! And these are the week’s TV-themed releases. Ackley Bridge: Series 2 American Experience: The Swamp (PBS) Bang: Series 1 Father Brown: Series 7 Frontline: Documenting Hate (PBS) The Good Place: Season 2 Nightflyers: Season 1 Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-3

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SPORTS 360 Former Pittsburgh Steeler shares positive message about education GALLUP ROTARY HOSTS SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

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he Rota r y Club of Gallup held its 29th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Banquet at Red Rock Pa rk Feb. 7. P roceed s f rom t he event went to the Gallup Rotary Club Regional High School Schola r sh ip F u nd. T h is year’s guest speaker was former Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker and defensive end, Robin Cole. Cole attended the University of New Mexico where he became an All-American. He was the first person to be a first-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers and to be a part of the infamous “Steel Curtain” defense. He played linebacker and defensive end for 12 seasons for the Steelers and played in two Super Bowls – Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV. Currently, Cole speaks at schools and churches, and has been a keynote speaker and emcee for numerous events. The Gallup Sun was privileged to sit down with Cole and learn more about this remarkable man. Sun: Thank you for taking the time out to do this and it’s a pleasure meeting you. Cole: You’re welcome and it’s nice to meet you as well. So, you want to know how I got into this, right? (laughing). How I got started in this? Sun: Yes, how did you get started, and what influenced you to get into football? Cole: I started out playing flag football while I was in junior high in the ninth grade. I was also a baseball player, too, and I considered myself a better baseball player (laughing). It’s probably because I hadn’t played tackle football then. I then started playing more tackle football in my later high

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Robin Cole, former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the University of New Mexico Lobos, was the special guest speaker for the 29th annual scholarship fundraiser banquet of the Rotary Club held Feb. 7 at Red Rock Park in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo school years. My goal the whole time was to get a scholarship to go to college. That’s why I played football. Sun: Now to play sports or professional football, or to go to college? Cole: Just to go to college. I wanted to major in criminology, but guess what I found out after I reported to camp? UNM didn’t have a criminology major (laughing). I then got into physical education, which was my second major. Then in my junior year I found out that I was interested in business after taking some business classes. In fact, after I ended my NFL career, I went back to college and took more business classes and got my bachelor’s degree in business. Sun: That’s awesome. So, education is a big part of your life then? Cole: Oh, you better believe it, you better believe it. Less than 1 percent of athletes go to college and get a chance to play professional football. And a lot of them do go to school thinking that’s what they are going to do. I have three children

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with master’s degrees and one with a PhD. It’s very important to me. Education is important to me. Sun: How was (the value) of education introduced to you? Cole: I learned it as a young man. Without an education where are you going? I’m a part of family of 10 children and I’m

number seven. I watch my oldest ones take jobs – pretty good jobs that paid them retirement. But education takes you a little further. Sun: Now enlighten us on how it was to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers? Cole: I went from the University of New Mexico, never i n a cha mpionsh ip game, to my second year in a national football league, to the Superbowl. The ultimate football, fantastic, some of the best men that I have ever been associated with that played with the Steelers. Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, the list goes on — not only great football players but great people. They’ve done things for people. Sun: Wow, that says it all Robin. I’d like to ask you what other things along the lines of education have you done personally for communities? Cole: I used to speak, and I don’t do it as much as I used to. I used to speak over a hundred times a year, high schools, middle, and even elementary. I gave them positive messages,

about respect, responsibility, and we even got into the bullying thing. Then I started going to the prisons and talking to them, the same causes, the same information. I started doing it since I was a kid about the age of 24, and I still do it, but not as much. Sun: What other causes are close to you? Cole: I run a foundation for prostate cancer, I’m a cancer survivor. I have two brothers that have passed away because of it. My dad passed away from it as well That’s my cause. Youth, helping adults-helping them to understand what life all is about. Sun: Does your faith play a role in this? Cole: Oh, you better believe it, very strong, God is important to me. I was lucky and fortunate to grow up in a family that believed in God and going to church was important. I was quite young when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my faith. Visit: www.galluprotaryclub.org

Robin Cole signed footballs for attendees to bid on at the annual scholarship fundraiser banquet for the Rotary Club Feb. 7 at Red Rock Park in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo SPORTS


Gallup High narrowly beats hometown rival MIYAMURA PATRIOTS FALL TO GALLUP BENGALS PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO Gallup senior Ashley Antone (1) and Miyamura senior Fetisha Johnson (32) both fight for possession of a rebound Feb. 12 at the varsity girls basketball game held at Gallup High School in Gallup. Final score, Gallup won 40 to Miyamura 35.

Gallup seniors Ashia Smith (5) and Ashley Antone (1) and Miyamura junior Autumn Enote (5) all wrestle for control of the ball during the first half of the varsity girls basketball game held at Gallup High School in Gallup Feb. 12.

Gallup junior Cearra Williams (10) makes a two point jump shot against Miyamura at the varsity girls basketball game at Gallup High School in Gallup Feb. 12.

Gallup junior Cearra Williams (10) makes a jump shot against Miyamura at Gallup High School in Gallup Feb. 12.

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Gallup senior Ashley Antone (1) attempts a jump shot against Miyamura Feb. 12 at the varsity girls basketball game at Gallup High School in Gallup.

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ESPIONAGE | FROM PAGE 8 the life of that individual at risk,” said Assistant Attorney Genera l Joh n Demer s of the Department of Justice’s National Security Division. The Texas-born Witt was recruited by Iran during conferences sponsored by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, and defected in 2013, according to U.S. officials. Although she was no longer in active government service, Witt used the contacts and knowledge gained in her positions of trust to share sensitive information with Iran and provide personal and professional details that allowed Iranian hackers to target other U.S. intelligence professional through spear-phishing and malware attacks. The indictment also charges Mojtaba Mosoumpour, Behzad Mesri, Hossein Parvar, and Mohamad Paryar with conspiring to commit computer intrusions targeting current and former U.S. government

IDENTITY THEFT | FROM PAGE 9 proliferation of identity theft in many states, and the growth in technology since the rules were adopted. “Banks in our state have a responsibility to protect New Mexican consumers when they see signs of fraud,” Balderas said. “These banks will not take these steps on their own, so I am calling on the FTC to uphold and bolster these important regulations to protect New Mexicans.” The current rules require certain financial institutions and businesses that grant credit or issue debit or credit cards to take steps to detect, prevent and mitigate identify theft by implementing reasonable safeguards. The letter also suggests adding a requirement that

agents. The four IRGC-affiliated actors allegedly used information provided by Witt to send messages through email and social media accounts that contained links and attachments that would deploy malware and establish covert access to the targeted individuals’ computers and networks. Witt and the four charged cyber conspirators are believed to still be in Iran, but arrest warrants have been issued should they travel out of that country. The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control also announced sanctions today against several Iranian entities that played a role in the alleged espionage. “Today should serve as a warning to those who seek out our country’s current and former national security personnel for the sensitive information they have—and to those individuals themselves,” stressed Tabb. “The FBI takes the oath we swear seriously and will pursue those who do not.” cardholder must be notified by email or cell phone if an email address or cell phone number are changed. This is in addition to the existing requirement to mail notification upon change of account address. The Attorneys General also ask that suspicious account a c t iv it y i nclude a ccou nt access by new and previously unknown devices and repeated unsuccessful access attempts. Identity theft is widespread and causes serious harm to individuals, businesses and the economy. A Department of Justice study showed that in 2017 alone, 16.7 million U.S. consumers were victims of identity fraud and fraudsters stole $16.8 billion from U.S. consumers. Preventing and stopping harm resulting from identity theft requires everyone, from businesses to individuals to government, to do their part.

Tying the Knot COUPLES FLOCK TO COURTHOUSE FOR WEDDINGS

Nicole House hugs her new husband CB Barton after being pronounced man and wife Feb. 14 at the McKinley County Courthouse in Gallup. The couple met playing softball and has been dating about 5 years. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Nicole House and CB Barton stand at the clerk’s desk and get their marriage license at the McKinley County Courthouse in Gallup Feb. 14. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

McKinley County Probate judge Charley Long Sr. officiates the wedding of Nicole House and CB Barton on Valentine’s Day. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR GENERAL SURVEYING SERVICES The Gallup Housing Authority (GHA) hereby requests proposals from qualified firms to enter into an Indefinite Quantity Contract to provide General Surveying Services. Proposals and Fee Schedules will be received at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 until Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm local time. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained in person at the Offices of the Gallup Housing Authority at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or request by email: Jeff.Lowry@zoho.com Attn: Jeff Lowry, Lowry Consultants, Inc. (505) 259-5915, GHA Point of Contact. The term of the Indefinite Quantity Contract shall be one (1) year with the option to extend for a period of three (3) additional years, on a year-to-year basis, by mutual agreement of all parties. This Agreement shall not exceed four (4) years. GHA reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive all formalities. 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. GHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, political affiliation, religious faith or absence thereof, sex, sexual orientation of gender identity, age handicap or disability, or status as a Veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws in the employment or the provisions of services. DATED this 14th day of February 2019 ADVERTISED:

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR FEB. 15 - 21, 2019 FRIDAY, Feb. 15 UNM GALLUP FACULTY ASSEMBLY MEETING 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. SSTC200 COMPUTER CLASS: POWERPOINT FOR BEGINNERS 10:30 am - 12:30 pm @Main Branch. Free computer training. Class size limited to 10. Registration not required. ESL PLANNING MEETING 5 pm - 6 pm @Main Branch. Anyone interested in taking an ESL class to help English language learners increase their skills, should attend a short meeting. For more information contact Markos at (505) 863-1291 or email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. GET UP AND GAME 12 pm - 4 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime! Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family. FOUR-WEEK STUDY ON PRIVILEGE AND RACE 6:30 pm. Potluck and Discussion. A Study on Privilege and Race to be held by the Westminster Presbyterian Church. RSVP to Pastor Lorelei Kay at (505) 290-5357, wpcgallup@ gmail.com. SATURDAY, Feb. 16 STORY TIME An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 11 am. This program is intended for children ages two to four. SUNDAY, Feb. 17 HARVEST OF EMPIRE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF LATINOS IN AMERICA 2 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church will show the documentary based on the book by Juan Gonzales, co-host of Democracy Now! For more information call the church office (505) 905-3247. THE GREAT DIVORCE 4 pm - 5:30 pm. A study of the book by C. S. Lewis will be held by the Westminster Presbyterian Church on the four Sundays in February at the home of the pastor. Juliana.networking@gmail. com; (616) 502-9681 MONDAY, Feb. 18 Both branches of Library closed for Presidents Day. Gallup McKinley County Schools closed. CREATE, SELL, BANK SEMINAR PROGRAM 10 am - 11 am How to generate a business idea with Sandra Begaye @UNM Gallup SSTC 200 OR online via Zoom https://zoom. CALENDAR

us/j/574987224 Register: https:/UCBusinessIdea. eventbrite.com TUESDAY, Feb. 19 GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS BOARD MEETING 6 pm - 8 pm in the SSC Boardroom 640, Gallup TECH TIME AT THE SENIOR CENTER 10:30 am - 12:30 pm @ Northside Senior Citizens Center. Computer classes designed for anyone 55+ to focus on basic computer skills. (505) 722-4740 for information; or (505) 863-1291 for tech questions MCKINLEY COUNTY REGULAR COMMISSIONER MEETING 9 am The Board will consider the first reading of an Ordinance for a LEDA project for Economic Development incentives, and take public comment, and choose a CDBG construction project to submit an application on. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20 WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. Films play every Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Main Library. This week’s film: TBA STORY TIME 10:30 am - 11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 9:30 am. This program is intended for children ages two - four years old. THURSDAY, Feb. 21 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4 pm - 5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD SCHOLARSHIP CLUB 6 pm - 7 pm @ Main Branch. The purpose of a Scholarship Club is to find scholarships outside the mainstream to increase the chance of getting funds for college. For more information email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. ONGOING SPARE CHANGE FEEDS FAMILIES The Community Pantry and Hope Garden are collecting your spare change to feed McKinley County families. The campaign which continues throughout February. Contact Adam Knappe, Project Coordinator at adam.knappe@gmail.com (206) 407-6271 CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION

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7 pm - 10 pm. Every Second Friday. The New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium will be the site of the Crownpoint Navajo Rug Auction. Rug Weavers will register and check in their rugs at 4 pm. Rug Displays will begin thereafter. (505) 879-9460 http://crownpointrugauction.com/ PIXEL ART FRIDAYS AT THE CHILDREN’S BRANCH LIBRARY 2 pm - 6 pm, 200 West Aztec Avenue Gallup. Create your own 8-bit masterpieces inspired by your favorite retro video games every Friday at the Children’s Branch. Stop in anytime between 2 pm and closing. SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets first Monday each month at 3:30 pm - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at 722-0039 for information. 2ND LOOK ON 2ND STREET 6 pm - 8 pm monthly on fourth Tuesdays. Check out art shows, artist demonstrations and artist talks at opo Gallery, Free Spirit Gallery, ART123 Gallery, LOOM Gallery and Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. 2nd Street from Hill to Coal in downtown Gallup. Visit: www.galluparts. org/2ndlook. 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. Visit aa-fc.org for more info. CELEBRATE RECOVERY A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 9790511. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3:30 pm - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6 pm - 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, Tuesday through Friday, 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for

Vernon Garcia. COMMUNITY PROVIDERS All meetings will be the last Thursday of every month. Please contact Bill Camarota bcamorota@rmchcs. org or Ben Welch bwelch@ gallupnm.gov. RMCHCS East Campus, 12 pm in the Chapel. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 pm - 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: gmchumanesociety@gmail. com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Wednesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call (505) 728-9246 for info. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions are held each week. To serve at decision making meetings or volunteer at or help fund construction projects, call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance meets the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am - 1 pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome. Call (505) 906-2671. RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS New Life ministries holds weekly meetings for anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. 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 Redrock Drive. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483. 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 Street. For more information, call (505) 722-5142 or visit www. recyclegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12 pm - 1:30 pm 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 Citizens’ Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SAVE THE DATE LYNX FRIDAY - OPEN HOUSE Rehoboth Christian School is inviting prospective families to visit its school and campus. Lynx Fridays will be offered every Friday beginning February 22 and will end on May, 10. Choose between two different time slots - 8:15 am or 1 pm. Email: admissions@rcsnm. org or call or (505) 7269692. FOUR-WEEK STUDY ON PRIVILEGE AND RACE 6:30 pm. Friday Nights – Potluck and Discussion, 6:30 pm. Feb. 22. A study on Privilege and Race to be held by the Westminster Presbyterian Church. RSVP to Pastor Lorelei Kay at (505) 290-5357, wpcgallup@ gmail.com. REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE Feb. 28, 5 pm - 7 pm. Looking to sign your child up for school next year? Check out Rehoboth Christian School by attending their weeknight Open House on Thursday, February 28 from 5 pm - 7 pm. The new Rehoboth High School will be available to tour. You can call or email (vlivingston@rcsnm.org or (505) 863-4412) MARKETING AND PLANNING FOR SMALL BUSINESS Feb. 26, 9 am - 1 pm. Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room. Register in advance. Gallup SBDC; (505) 722-2220; https:// nmsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOP Mar 12, 10 am - 2 pm. New Mexico Workers’ Compensation and CRS Tax Workshop Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room (505) 722 - 2220; www. nmsbdc.org/gallup Free. Please register online. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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