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NEWS State legislature moves seemingly unpopular minimum wage bill forward HIGHER MINIMUM WAGE FEARS: INFLATION, LOSS OF JOBS GALLUP-MCKINLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP SURVEY • 57.1% suggest a $10.00-$12.00 minimum wage increase • (33.3% @ $10.00 and 23.8% @ $12.00) • 71.4% Oppose any automatic increase • 76 .1% O p p o s e r e m o v ing exemption for tipped employees • 61.8% Would either freeze hiring or eliminate jobs to adjust to wage increases. • (19% would freeze hiring – 42.8% would be forced to make tough decisions and eliminate jobs) 10.3% of Chamber members participated in poll in January. Over 10% means a confidence level that typically represents 90-95% of the surveyed group. – Bill Lee By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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egislators in Santa Fe continue to march House Bill 31 forward, but it features a hotly contested phased-in minimum wage increase for workers across the state, which has come under fire from some business owners who fear their only choice to deal with the increases, if the bill gets signed into law, will be to lay off employes and pass off costs

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to customers. House Bill 31 was introduced by Rep. Miguel P. Garcia, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary, D-Las Cruces, as an act relating to labor that would increase the minimum wage across New Mexico in phases. HB 31 states that an employer shall pay an employee the minimum wage rate of $10 an hour. This rate would rise after July 2020 to $11 an hour, and then it would rise again after July 2021 to a minimum of $12 an hour. This wage increase accompanies an increase in the cost of living index, as noted within the bill, which would be measured by the percentage increase of the cost of living in August of the current year against the August of the preceding year. However, this increase will lead to the removal of the minimum wage exception for tipped employees, such as restaurant servers, and provide for an annual cost-of-living increase in the New Mexico minimum wage rate beginning in 2022. Ga l lup -McK i n ley Cha mber of Commerce CEO Bill Lee spoke with the Sun Feb. 15 about the impact this bill could have on the state and the county, and why they are fighting against HB 31. By Feb. 14, HB 31 had passed the state House of Representatives by a vote of 44-26 and was sent to the Senate Public Affairs Committee, where it is awaiting approval as of Feb. 20. The bill was first introduced on Dec. 18 during the legislature’s prefile period. Lee said that an increase for minimum wage across the state has been debated and brought up in several bills this year, but they have a specific reason for speaking out against HB 31. “We are not opposed to a wage increase, but we want it to be done responsibly,” Lee said. Lee then spoke about the timeline

Gallup-McKinley Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Lee that would unfold if HB 31 is passed into law. The bill, if signed by the governor, would go into effect in July, meaning this is when employers would have to implement the pay raise. However, what may sound good for employees will be bad for the employers, Lee explained. “This is bad for businesses because they set a budget at the start of the year,” he said. “The pay raise could lead to layoffs or reduced hours for employees.” Lee said he feels implementing a pay raise based on cost of living in uncertain economic times is fiscally irresponsible. When discussing what businesses will feel the biggest impact from the bill, Lee said restaurant servers would experience the most drastic changes. A server can make anywhere from $25-30 an hour, including tips. HB 31 would eradicate the tipped wages of servers. Lee said restaurants could start adding on a service charge to the

customers’ tab as opposed to letting them leave a tip for their server. Servers and businesses are against this change, Lee said, reiterating that this would also lead to fewer jobs and hours for employees. Lee provided statistics from a survey of the Gallup business community Feb. 14, which asked how they felt about the wage issue. The survey was conducted Jan. 22 to Jan. 29. Fifty-seven percent of the parties surveyed suggested a minimum wage increase to $10-12 an hour. 71 percent oppose any automatic increases of minimum wage. 76 percent oppose removing tips from servers’ wages. And 62 percent of business owners would either have to freeze hiring or eliminate jobs to adjust to the wage increases. Marie Chioda, owner and manager of The Rocket Cafe, said that if HB 31 becomes law, it would negatively impact the restaurants and other businesses in town. “Phasing out tips doesn’t work for the employer or the employee,” she said in a Feb. 15 phone call. “We can’t implement it in just six months [because we set our budget].” Chioda said this move is upsetting for employees who rely on tips, adding their hourly earnings could go from over $20 to just around $10-12. “They’re never going to make it,” Chioda said. Chioda said a drastic change in wages for employees would lead to a rise in service prices in restaurants and could even alter owners’ business models across Gallup. “You could go from paying around $10 for a burger to around $15,” she said, as an example. Letting workers go means that those

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who remain will have to work harder for ultimately lower pay, Chioda said. “This is going to affect everybody,” she said. “[The state] has to be more reasonable with this.”

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he Gallup Police and the FBI are looking for Richard Johns Jr., 46, of Gallup, in connection with the robbery of the Washington Federal Bank Feb. 19. There have been no details released on the bank robbery itself except for a report that no injuries occurred and that it occurred about 12:30 pm. Police said the robber made off with an unspecified amount of money. Police spent Tuesday evening checking out Gallup motels after receiving a tip that

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Lee said that there is an opportunity for the state to make a wiser choice regarding a state-mandated minimum wage increase, which comes in the form of Senate Bill 437, which was introduced in the legislature session by Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants. T he bi l l w a s s ent t o the Senate Public A ffairs Committee on Jan. 31, but no action has been taken on it as of Feb. 20. SB 437 also relates to labor, and discusses an increase for minimum wage, but this increase would be implemented at a different rate, Lee said. Under SB 437, the minimum wage across the state would rise to $9.50 an hour by April 2020, and then up to $10 an hour by the end of 2020. Lee said that SB 437 provides

a better timeline of pay raises with an increase not tied to the cost of living, and it allows servers to keep their tips. In addition, SB 437 would create a training wage for student workers, which could bolster their chances of getting into the workforce while earning around $8.50 an hour. The minimum wage in New Mexico, as of Feb. 2019, is $7.50. The increase from SB 437 would be around $2.50, which Lee said is a more sensible approach. “The legislature has to look at cost of living in New Mexico, not just the national average,” Lee said. “This all sounds good until you look at the economics.” Lee estimated that a business with a number of minimum wage employees would have to eliminate around six positions to accommodate the

wage increase, and that number would then be multiplied by the number of businesses across Gallup. “At $10 an hour, we can still make businesses work and run,” he said. “This will let employers keep their employees. Higher wages means prices have to go up, and there is a place where it will break down.” The New Mexico Senate Public Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on HB 31 and SB 437 at the New Mexico State Capitol at 2 pm Feb. 23.

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Calendar Editor Beth Blakeman Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Reporter/Editor Cody Begaye Design David Tsigelman On the Cover The Sun breaks down two bills currently moving though the House and Senate during the 2019 legislative session in Santa Fe –House Bill 31 and Senate Bill 437. Cover design by D. Tsigelman 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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City adopts resolution for Municipal Officer Election Day By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Gallup City Council recently approved a resolution that concerned scheduled election dates. Once adopted, the resolution would establish the first Tuesday in March of even-numbered years as Municipal Officer Election Day for Gallup. The resolution would establish that the city clerk shall conduct the election for municipal officers on the next Municipal Officer Election Day on March 3, 2020. This will be done through utilizing appropriate statutes, administrative code regulations, and provisions for the Gallup City Charter and City Code. “We have a lot of faith in the city clerk,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said Feb. 19. “We are all more comfortable having our elections in the city confines.” By not opting into the Regular Local Election Day ordinance, the municipal officer will run regular and special municipal elections for Gallup. The McKinley County Clerk will run recall elections for Gallup, and the city’s elections will fall into the state’s Election Cycle. Last year, the New Mexico Local Election Act established

Mayor Jackie McKinney the first Tuesday in March of even-numbered years as the date for municipal elections across the state as part of their Election Cycle. W h i le t he Ga l lup Cit y Cha r ter a nd Ga l lup Cit y Election Code designated the first Tuesday in March of odd-numbered years as election day, the state statute overrides the city’s charters. City Manager Mar yann Ustick confirmed these details during the city council’s Feb. 12 regular meeting, and said that the city has no choice due to the statute and has to act immediately. If municipalities adopt the Regular Local Election Day ordinance, their elections

must be held in November of odd-numbered years. The City of Gallup chose to not opt into the Regular Local Election Day ordinance. McKinney said that municipalities can opt in or opt out of the ordinance any year, and it will influence whether the city or the county will handle the city’s local elections. “Opting in would take the elections out of the city and turn it over to the county,” he said. So, if a municipality opts into the Regular Local Election Day ordinance, the county it resides in will handle local elections, while the city having the elections would pay an annual assessment to the local

election fund. According to New Mexico Secretary of State’s office, this assessment is $250 for every $1 million in general fund expenditures. McKinney said the local election act was passed in July. He added that the majority of municipalities in the state hold their municipal officer elections in even-numbered years while Gallup traditionally held their elections in odd-numbered years. He added that the state wanted their municipal elections done in even-numbered years. At the regular meeting, McKinney said in order for the municipal officer elections to be held in November, a city councilor has to request that date specifically, but added that none of the city council came

forward to do so. As a result of the New Mexico Local Election Act and the City of Gallup having to vote whether to opt in or not to a regular election day, the terms of some existing council members were extended by one year. Elections for these positions will be held in March 2020. Specifically, the serving term for the mayor, District 2 and 4 councilors, and the municipal judge were extended to April 2020 through this decision. When asked if this extension came as a result of the state’s actions, McKinney said that was correct. “This is because of the state’s moves, so we have no choice,” he said. The item was approved with a 4-0-0 vote.

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Influenza activity widespread across New Mexico THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET THE FLU VACCINE Staff Reports

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A N TA F E — W it h influenza (flu) activity remaining steady across New Mexico since the beginning of the year, the New Mexico Department of Health wants New Mexicans to know that it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Since October, NMDOH has investigated six flu outbreaks in facilities around the state. Children age four and younger have been hospitalized for inf luenza at a higher rate than at this time last year, or any year since the 2009 pandemic. There have been 19 influenza-related deaths in adults this year with no confirmed pediatric deaths in residents of New Mexico. Flu activity has not yet reached its peak for the 2018-19 season in the state. “ We a r e r ou g h ly on ly halfway through the inf luenza season,” said NMDOH Ca bi net S ecret a r y K a t hy Kunkel. “Getting vaccinated

against the flu is still the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting the flu for the rest of the flu season.” A flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu. Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions. This season’s preliminary vaccine effectiveness is estimated to be 47 percent overall and 61 percent effective among children aged six months to 17 years - higher than last year’s vaccine effectiveness of 38 percent. Everyone six months and older who has not yet gotten vaccinated should get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves for the rest of the flu season. Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for the following highrisk groups:

- Pregnant women (any trimester) and up to two weeks post-partum. - Children younger than five years, but especially children younger than two years old. - People aged 65 years and older. - People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and lung or heart disease,

and those with immunosuppression from medication or disease. - People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. - People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including healthcare personnel and caregivers of babies younger than six months. - American Indians and Alaskan Natives. - People who are morbidly obese. People in these high-risk groups should also consider seeing their healthcare provider to be evaluated for antiviral medications if they develop flu symptoms. Flu symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and/or muscle aches. Antiviral medications can lessen the severity of the symptoms and potential

bad outcomes including hospitalization and even death, and help high-risk patients recover sooner. The Department of Health also recommends that you ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you need the pneumococcal vaccine which can be given at the same time as flu vaccine. Influenza frequently leads to pneumonia, which can be prevented by the pneumococcal vaccine. The Department offers vaccinations for people without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get vaccinated. Anyone with Medicaid or other insurance who visits the public health offices is asked to bring their insurance card. For more about flu vaccination clinics go to: http:// nmhealth.orghttp/about/ phd/idb/imp/fluv/.

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EARLY ASSAULT Gallup, Feb. 17 A Santa Fe man reported being attacked and stabbed in the early morning hours of Feb. 17. L a ne Brow n sa id he was walking near the train tracks on North Ninth Street about 1:30 am, when he was attacked by four or five men. He said he did not know a ny of t he at t a cker s a nd c o u l d n o t g i v e p ol ic e a descr ipt ion. He a lso sa id he d id not k now he h a d been stabbed until after the attack and he had trouble breathing. Police said Brown had a laceration on the left side of his abdomen. There was no blood on his clothing. Police conducted a search of the area and found no one. Brown was transported to a local hospital.

AUTO STOLEN Gallup, Feb. 16 The cold weather was a contr ibuting factor in the theft of a motor vehicle from the Sun Valley Apartments on Montoya Avenue Feb. 16. Ja ne t Ya z z ie s a id s he started the car at 7:15 am to war m it up and then went back i nto her apa r t ment . When she came back out at 8:10 am, the car was missing. The ca r wa s not fou nd and police said there are no suspects.

TV THIEF CAUGHT Gallup, Feb. 16 A Wister, Okla. man was g iven a Mu n icipa l Cou r t Summons after he reportedly tried to steal a television set from Walmart Feb. 16. Police said Chad Smith, 26, had been seen taking the wrapper off of a television and then placing it in his shopping cart. He then went to the produce section and selected two items and placed them in his shopping cart. Pol ice sa id he t hen obser ved t hat one of t he NEWS

exits was unmanned so he wa l ked out w it hout paying for the items. A store employee stopped him and t o ok h i m t o t h e s t o r e’s secu r it y of f ice where he wa s deta ined u ntil police arrived. Sm it h told pol ice he wa s on h i s way ba ck t o Oklahoma. He was released after getting the summons.

CABIN TRESPASSER Bluewater, Feb. 16 T he McK i n ley C ou nt y Sher iff ’s Office is investigating a report of someone making themselves at home in a cabin in Bluewater. Herman Sanchez said he and his family went to the cabin Feb. 16 and discovered that someone had forced the front door open and went inside since the last time he and his family were there Jan. 2. He repor ted that some food had been taken as well as some clothing. While there were some valuable electronics in the cabin, such as a DVR player, none of it was touched. He said no furniture was taken and everything else in the cabin, including paintings, appear to have been untouched. He said he found a camouf lage jacket and a pair of vice grips in the living room that did not belong to him. Deput ie s took t he se i nto evidence. There are no suspects at this time.

LIQUOR THIEF Gallup, Feb. 15 Ja s o n Frank, 38, of Gallup, was arrested for shop lifting after allegedly stealing a pint of vodka from Walmart Feb. 15. Gallup police received a call from the store about 12:30 pm saying that Frank had left the

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Governor, attorney general announce New Mexico will sue president over ‘emergency’ declaration Staff Reports

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A N TA F E - I n t he wa ke of P re sident T r u m p ’s d e c l a r a t ion of a n a t ion a l emergency i n the ser v ice of his demand for a border wall, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and At t or ney Gener a l Hect or B a lder a s a n nou nce d t he state will file suit against President Donald J. Trump over his inappropriate and overreaching declaration of a “national emergency.” This declaration diverts funds crucial to the protection of New Mexicans, away from their proper channels and puts New Mexico’s economy and people at risk. “The president’s absurd and dangerous declaration, a bald-faced end run around Congress and the basic tenets of ou r nation’s system of governance, will not stand,” Lujan-Grisham said Feb. 18. “He himself, as was on display for a national television audience last week, f re ely a ck nowled ged h i s declaration did not need to be made,” she conti nued. “The president, plainly desperate, is attempting to set an autocratic precedent that has absolutely no place in our country. As I have said, his futile demand for a border wall does nothing to address the legitimate humanitarian and public safety concerns

WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Carlton Enrico Feb. 18, 12:28 am Aggravated DWI (First offense) Gallup P o l i c e O f f i c e r Christopher Dawes said he was dispa t ched t o South Third Street where a man was being detained after another officer had seen his car jump over a curb. Enrico, 29, of Crownpoint, told Dawes he had consumed three cans of beer before 7 pm and then agreed to take the standard field sobriety test,

POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 9 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Photo Credit: New Mexico Secretary of State

building. Police caught up with him a little later not far from the store. He told police he had

which he failed. He was charged with DWI and having open liquor cans in his vehicle. He later agreed to take breath alcohol alcohol tests, during which he blew samples of .19 and .18. Gabrielle Henry Feb. 16, 7:35 pm DWI. (First offense) Gallup Patrolma n T h o m a s House sa id he was dispa t ched t o t he pa rki ng lot of Wa lma r t in connection to a two-car accident. W hen he got there, he found Henry, 21, of Gallup,

being detained by other police officer. It turned out that the accident had occurred east of the store and Henry had left the scene. The other officer had followed her to the parking lot. Henry told House she had come to the store to pick up her boyfriend. She admitted to hav ing had a couple of shots of liquor two or three hours earlier. She agreed to take a field sobriety test, which she failed and was then arrested for DWI. She later agreed to take a breath alcohol test, during which she blew samples of .21 and .20. Besides the DWI charge, she was also charged with failure to repor t the accident.

returned the pint of vodka to store employees, but police found a pint of vodka in the purse of a woman who was with him. It turned out that Frank had stolen two pints of vodka and returned one to

employees but kept the other hidden in his wa istba nd, according to police. Pol ice a lso d iscovered that Frank had three outstanding warrants out for his arrest.

at the border, and his cont i nued fea r-monger i ng i s actively harmful, as would be his wall. There is zero realworld basis for an emergency declaration, and there will be no wall.” Balderas added his comments as well. “As Attorney General of a border state, I am appalled that President Trump would bypass the rule of law, manufacture an ‘emergency,’ and weaken our national defense and readiness for a potential terrorist attack or catastrophic natural disaster,” he said. “I stand ready to join with our state par tners to file against and prevent this abhorrent misuse of executive power.” For more information contact (505) 476-2200.

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Nez-Lizer congratulate newly confirmed New Mexico Secretary of Indian Affairs Lynn Trujillo Staff Reports

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I N D OW R O C K – Navajo Nation P r e s i d e n t Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer congratulate Lynn Trujillo for being confirmed by the New Mexico State Senate to serve as the Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department. Trujillo was appointed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Jan. 22, which was then subject to confirmation by the Senate Rules Committee and the full Senate. The New Mexico Senate voted 30-0 to confirm Trujillo Feb. 20, during the first session of the 54th New Mexico State Legislature. “The Navajo Nation congratulates Secretary Trujillo and we look forward to working with her to advance the priorities of the Navajo Nation, which includes securing a fair distribution of federal Impact

Aid funds for Navajo students, capital outlay funds, TIF dollars, and gaming issues,” Nez said. Trujillo is a member of the Sandia Pueblo, where she previously served as the General Counsel. She was also a coordinator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development program where she worked with many Native American tribes across the country. She is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. “In ter ms of economic development , t he Nava jo Nation has great potential for projects such as the glove ma nu factur ing facilit y in Church Rock in which we were able to partner with the state of New Mexico to move the project forward,” Lizer said. “We have opportunities that we can advance with the help of Secretary Trujillo and Governor Lujan Grisham.” Accord i ng to the New Mex ico Ind ia n A ffa irs

President Jonathan Nez, N.M. Secretary of Indian Affairs Lynn Trujillo, Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty, and Vice President Myron Lizer in Santa Fe, N.M. on Feb. 1. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President Department, the department is tasked with implementing groundbreaking state-tribal policies intended to improve

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OPINIONS Oil Industry is gaslighting us on fracking By Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez Senate District 16, Bernalillo

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recent opinion piece in the Albuquerque Journal by an oil industry executive perfectly exemplifies something that is very important for all people to understand: gaslighting. As the former executive director of a domestic violence agency, I am familiar with gaslighting tactics.

Gaslighting is a term that describes how an individual in a position of power may abuse that power to systematically lie in order to manipulate people. It can happen to partners, friends, and even a whole society. The tactics that gaslighters use are to lie, to exaggerate, to threaten, and repeat. They try to wear their victims down and make them think they are crazy and that the fabricated falsehoods are the true reality. Through this process, they attempt to dominate

and control. The author of that opinion piece and his advisors display perfect examples of attempted gaslighting against me, my colleagues in the legislature, the Journal’s readers, and all of New Mexico’s people. The first major false and hyperbolic claim is that Senate Bill 459, co-sponsored by me and a number of my senate and house colleagues, is a “ban” on fracking. That is plainly false. Our bill is a four-year moratorium on issuing

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new permits for fracking until we have the chance to evaluate it and to institute regulations that are currently lacking. All existing permits for drilling, traditional or multi-level hydraulic fracking, will continue. And, the bill requires that the relevant state agencies prepare reports on the actual and potential impacts of multi-level hydraulic fracking on New Mexico’s

OIL INDUSTRY | SEE PAGE 13

Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Bernalillo

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This week practice self-compassion. Treat yourself as you wish others would treat you. You may not convince others to treat you well, but they will see that you are a friend to yourself and therefore, untouchable. Madame G wishes you well. You’re on a sacred journey and the purpose of your life is to discover what gives you the most purpose. Rest well and have some fun!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Look forward dear Aries, but stop to enjoy the fresh air. It’s difficult to live in the moment. This is why it’s important to take time every day to assess your mental and physical well-being. Remember to check in with yourself and ensure that you’re speaking your truth. If you fail to do this, you betray yourself. So, look deep within yourself and welcome your truth. Be you.

Life does not have to be perfect to be good and for you to live a meaningful, happy life. You can be a little “crabby” at times, but it’s over the little things. Take those pincher’s and grab onto some gratitude, love and friendship. Without our friends, life loses its richness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Appreciate what you have and don’t overextend yourself. Now is the time to appreciate every aspect of what is around the corner. No one can predict what will happen next, but we can learn to love where we are. You are a good and wonderful person with compassion and purpose. Let your light shine and be yourself.

You’re a leader of those around you and they look to you for guidance. In your heart, acknowledge their sacrifice for you and do your best to show them you care. Put your best efforts into what needs to be done and allow those around you to accomplish what they must in order to grow stronger and wiser. Do your best. Look inward and project goodness outward. Do no harm.

Love is the greatest balm against hate and anger. However, you MUST allow others into the depths of your pain. If you’re shouting, they can’t hear you. In order to be heard by those you love, speak softly and let them know your truth. This is self-love and self-compassion. What’s in your heart? Speak the truth with kindness and compassion. They’re hurting too.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Dear Scorpio, you have a lot to think about and you’re lying in wait. But, the waiting must come to end. You know the answer and you’re ready to act. Remember that now is the time to practice patience. Continue to put out your best work while pushing forward. Don’t lose faith! You’re more than ready now. Perhaps you were not ready then, but you are ready now. Now act!

Give your whole heart to your life’s purpose. You can do so much more than you ever imagined. Look deep and release your fear. Now is the time to keep pushing forward and to keep trying. Life is about all how you live, laugh, and love. The rest really is just fluff. Don’t get so caught up in the fluff that you forget what actually matters. Good luck!

Life can be very difficult at times, so much happens and we fail to catch most of it. But, if you deliberately take time to enjoy your loved ones—you’ll have so much to be grateful for. Don’t try to change the ones you love. They are on their own journey and you can’t determine what direction is right for them. If you have an idea, show them with love and compassion.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Push yourself forward and don’t let go of your dreams. Now is the time to invite positive people and experiences into your life. Don’t let others dictate how you feel and what you’re willing to accomplish. You are the master of your own destiny. Even if you do not reach the very pinnacle of your dreams, you may perhaps reach more greatness than you could ever dream.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Love is all around us, if you look deep in your heart. Our families are not perfect, and they have so much on them including: past hurts and tragedies. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t start over from a place of love and compassion. Learn to trust yourself. Forgive yourself and look into the depths of your own heart. Now is the time to live. Now is the time to be free. Let go, you’re free.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Look into your heart, Sagittarius, and recognize the humanity and the wounded child. Release them and free them! You could be the wounded child who longs for the kind touch of humanity. Since these are self-help guru type terms, I’ll make it easy ... nurture yourself. This weekend Rx – hot bath, candles, and lavender. Stat!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Now learn who you are and look within, but stop making your other people’s problems. Be honest with yourself. Now G here is hard on Pisces. But think of it as tough love. Don’t go around moping, instead pick yourself up and self-reflect on how you can improve yourself from the neck up. OPINIONS


OIL INDUSTRY | FROM PAGE 12 land, water, air, and our public health. It requires agencies to suggest needed regulations to protect our health, our environment, and our water as is our constitutional duty. The main problem that this bill solves is a major one: The State of New Mexico currently lacks sufficient capacity to regulate or monitor the impacts of hydraulic fracking. The author of that piece also makes reference to a report by the EPA in 2015 and claims that the report says that “groundwater is not inherently in danger from the fracking process. Just ask Obama.” In reality, the report describes that “water might be particularly at risk (in areas where) water withdrawals for hydraulic fracturing (occur) in times or areas of low water availability, particularly in areas with limited or declining groundwater resources.” (www.epa.gov/hfstudy/executive-summary-hydraulic-fracturing-study-draft-assessment-2015) This description and warning from the EPA is particularly salient to the water resource scarcity we have in New Mexico. The piece further distorts reality when it discusses water

use in fracking as compared to golf course maintenance. The author claims that “one fracking stage uses 250,000 gallons of water” and then compares that to the amount of water used to maintain a San Juan golf course in the summer. What he neglects to admit is the multiple stages of the multistage fracking process. In the end, producing a million barrels of oil requires about five times that amount of water, both for use in the wells and to dispose safely. (https://www.oilandgas360.com/ water-handling-in-oilfield-operations/) Plus, golf course watering typically does not poison the water it uses, and its water does not disappear from the water cycle. Fracked water is loaded with unknown chemicals and discharged so deep in the ground that it is completely removed from the water cycle. The gaslighting piece makes many other subtle attempts to demean me, my intelligence, and falsely misidentifies my position in the legislature. It refers to this bill as “my” bill, even through Senator Benny Shendo is a co-sponsor and there are other legislators who have signed on. I am described as a representative while I am a senator.

The letter attacks me by saying the author would have thought that someone as educated as I am would understand the studies and state economics, implying that there is something wrong with my intellectual capacity. Again, this is classic gaslighting: single out, make the victim feel isolated, and demean. Finally, the author claims that the oil industry might leave and all the money from taxes and royalties will disappear. This shows a decided lack of commitment to the state, a threat, and a falsehood. The oil will still be in the ground serving as a reserve for the state; there are about 64,000 wells that the state regulates, not counting around 50,000 federal wells. Some of the existing wells have pumped since the 1930s. Drillers will pump as long as it is economically beneficial. They close down and open up wells based on economic profitability. Indeed, they are pumping now even though prices for crude oil are low, presumably making profits on volume. The oil and gas industry does not take into account state needs when they make drilling and pumping decisions. And, they ignore values such as the imperative to protect historic cultural sites such as

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Chaco Canyon. The state has a responsibility to step in. To all of the oil industry employees and lobbyists who are prone to this practice, please stop trying to gaslight us. I call on all New Mexicans to learn about the responsibility of the state legislature to protect our air, our land, our health, and our water.

You can start by reading the New Mexico Constitution, Article 20 Section 21, which requires the legislature to protect our beautiful and healthy environment. Then, raise your voice to your legislators so that they know you are concerned about the potential impact of fracking, and that you agree a pause is in order.

Dental therapy legislation passes second house committee unanimously INCLUDES AMENDMENT PROTECTING TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY By Sharon Kayne NM Voices for Children

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ANTA FE – The House St a t e G over n ment , Elections, and Indian A f fa i r s Com m it t ee pa s sed leg islat ion t hat would make it easier for New Mexicans living in rural and tribal areas to access dental care. HB 308, sponsored by Rep. Doreen Gallegos (D) and Rep. Gail Armstrong (R), passed the committee unanimously. This is the second committee that has passed the legislation unanimously. HB 308 now goes to the House floor for a full vote. The New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition released the following statement: “Today showed that momentum in the Legislature is behind

Sharon Kayne addressing New Mexico’s oral health crisis through expanding the dental care workforce. The unanimous support of the amendment to protect tribal sovereignty in how dental therapy is developed on tribal lands

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tudents in the UNMGallup branch campus nursing program will soon benefit from scholarships endowed by the Cibola Medical Foundation. Dr. Phil Kamps, president of the Cibola Medical Foundation, recently presented UNMGallup with a check in the amount of $100,000 to establish an endowment that will continue in perpetuity to defray the costs of tuition, books, fees and all other educational expenses required for graduation from the nursing program. The Cibola Medica l Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund was established as a means of recognizing and supporting students who come through the UNMGallup nursing program and stay within the community to serve patients of the area. The impetus for the donation was the passing of Gallup resident Virginia Nuanez, who graduated from the UNMGallup program and worked as a registered nurse in the obstetrics department for over 20 years at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. “While in her 40s, Virginia took advantage of the UNMGallup branch to enter her second career after her first career of raising her family,” Kamps said. “If the UNM-Gallup program hadn’t been here, she probably never would have received that education.” The Cibola Medica l Foundation wishes to help others, like Nuanez, who want to receive their nursing degrees and stay in the community. “The nursing program is

Dr. Phil Kamps shares his passion for medicine with students of the University School of Medicine on a visit to Rehoboth McKinley Health Care Services. Photo Credit: UNM-Gallup one of the best things Gallup has,” Kamps said. “This program is extremely valuable to our community.” In 1972, the Cibola Medical Fou nd a t io n b e c a me t he administrative arm of the private medical group Christian Medical Associates. Its founding members were Dr. Phil Kamps, Dr. Richard Stam, Dr. Al Diddams and Dr. Jack Kamps. “All employees other than

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physicians were part of the Cibola Medical Foundation and handled all the business needs,” Kamps said. “As physicians, we were able to practice medicine while the Foundation ran the clinics.” In 1995, the physicians rejoined the hospital system and the work of the Cibola Medical Foundation temporarily ceased. After the board of directors realized there were some resources still remaining within the Foundation, they extended their philanthropic effor ts by suppor ting the local hospital and missionary activities. Kamps practiced medicine in Gallup from 1973-2018. In his obstetrics practice, he delivered over 7,000 babies, many of

whom he still sees within the community. Upon his retirement, Rehoboth McK inley Christian Health Care Services dedicated the Phillip Kamps, M.D. Women’s Health and Birthing Center on the second floor of the hospital. Kamps is now enjoying retirement with his wife, Betty, with whom he raised four children. S a br i n a E z zel l, U N M Ga l lup nu r si n g prog r a m director, is extremely grateful for the establishment of the endowment. “Dr. Kamps’ generosity will help many future nursing students realize their dream of becoming a nurse, ultimately contributing to the health of their families and their community,” she said.

Dr. James Malm, UNMGallup chief executive officer, recognizes the importance of this substantial contribution. “Graduates of the UNMGallup nursing program, like Virginia Nuanez, fill a very critical need within our community,” Malm said. “What the donation from the Cibola Medical Foundation will do is help remove barriers that keep students from pursuing their interest in nursing. Students will be able to complete their education while staying within their home community knowing that financial roadblocks will not hold them back. In turn, they can graduate from our program and give back a s succes sf u l hea lt hca re providers.” COMMUNITY


State partners with public and private entities to promote tourism By Holly Bradshaw Eakes Finance New Mexico

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ew Mexico attracts more visitors every year, but the state wa nt s to f u r t her boost tourism and related revenue by expanding on successful programs like New Mexico True and the Cooperative Marketing Program. New Mexico True is a brand that businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations can use by partnering with the New Mexico Tour ism Department. The partnership involves demonstrating how the organization expresses or evokes the state’s distinctive landscapes, cultures, food, art or history. The Co-Op program gives local nonprofits, municipalities and tribal governments a financial incentive to market what’s uniquely New Mexican about their event or location, and even participate in existing advertising campaigns. Through the Co-Op program, state money is leveraged with money from other public entities to amplify media buying power for all involved parties. Private businesses can contribute up to 50 percent of a public entity’s total Co-Op investment. The Tourism Department awards Co-Op funds every year, and the application cycle for fiscal year 2020 is scheduled to open this spring. Applicants must participate in a March 5 webinar that outlines the rules and provides tips for a successful application. The two funding tracks are the Media Menu Program,

which lets participants piggyback on the department’s existing marketing relationships, and flex grants, which cover complementary marketing efforts. An organization can apply for both at once, but all marketing must conform to the New Mexico True Brand, and ads must be approved before release. Successful applicants to the Med ia Menu P rog ra m m ay a dver t i se on i ndoor and outdoor billboards, digital venues and publications, including some where the department already advertises, and split the cost 50-50 with the state. Members of the Co- Op team collaborate with successful Media Menu applicants to create high-quality advertisements, videos and marketing collateral that is consistent with the New Mexico True brand. They negotiate with and pay vendors and place all orders. Flex grants cover advertisi ng or ot her costs for independent, though complementary marketing. For example, a grant might cover web s it e de velopme nt or exhibit fees and booth rental at a trade show that is not part of the Media Menu Program. Successful applicants pay all costs, provide proof of placement, report ad performance, and apply for reimbursement. In fiscal year 2018, Co-Op partner governments, event organizers, MainStreet entities and industry associations contributed nearly $380,000 to a total $760,000 Media Menu Program expenditure. Their ads ran in the department’s

New Mexico Wine, the non-profit winegrower’s association, has participated in the co-op program for several years. Photo Credit: New Mexico Wine a n nu a l a dvent u re g u ide; i n maga zi nes l ike Te x a s Monthly, Outside Magazine, and New Mexico Magazine; in digital ads on platforms like TripAdvisor and Expedia; and on billboards in New Mexico and Texas. New Mexico Wine, the nonprofit winegrower’s association, has participated in the Co-Op program for several years. One year it spent flex grant money to purchase wine glasses embossed with the New Mexico True logo. “We have leveraged their matching funds to help propel our brands into the consumers’

hands, with specialty glassware that has shelf life in consumers’ homes,” said Chris Goblet, the association’s executive director. The association also leveraged funds to produce videos that showcase the country’s oldest wine growing region in the country. The Tourism Department is available for one-on-one

consultations throughout the year. Send questions to coop. marketing@state.nm.us. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org.

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Exploring the beauty of winter PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO

A man in yellow coat runs along Nizhoni Boulevard in Gallup Feb. 19 after a snowstorm.

Ice sticks to the windshield while snow covers the ground of Wingate Feb. 19.

A semi truck drives westbound on interstate 40 past exit 33 while snow coats the surrounding ground near Wingate.

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‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ makes the cut for genial family entertainment RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 104 MINUTES

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ased on a series of ch i ld ren’s book s, the original How to Train Your Dragon was surprisingly entertaining and effective, following a young Viking who decided to upset societal norms and befriend a dragon instead of slaying it. The second feature took a darker turn, so much so that sections of it distressed younger audience members. Following a TV series, the third and reportedly final chapter in the series has now arrived. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a more genial effort that will certainly please children. Truthfully, it lacks the same kind of drama seen i n prev ious i nsta ll ments. However, some parents may still be pleased as this time out the events are unlikely to result in any awkward conversations with their children about mortality. Since the last installment, Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless have created a home where humans and dragons live in peace. In fact, they regularly lead clan members on missions to rescue dragons from nasty humans. U n f o r t u n a t e l y, t h e r e a r e s o me ne g a t i v e s id e effects to their partnership. Overpopulation has resulted in a crowded living space. It also draws the attention of Grimmel the Grisley (F. Murray Abraham), a dragon hunter who wants to wipe out the lifeform, and in particular, Toothless. Grisley uses a female dragon to try to lure in his prey, while Hiccup deals with the pressures of being a leader, as well as his relationship with Astrid (America Ferrera). The protagonist decides the answer is to try to find the Hidden World, described as a mystical, undiscovered area where dragons are believed to live safe and free. The high points of this second sequel are the visuals. This is an impressively animated COMMUNITY

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” was written with children in mind and features spectacular visuals. Photo Credit: Dreamworks film with spectacular sights. It’s hard not to be impressed at a sweeping skyline filled with flying dragons or with the creatures soaring through clouds, hurricanes and other impressive environments. This movie is obviously written with children in mind and so the jokes are very straightforward and direct. Still, a few may manage to earn laughs from older audience members. Toothless’ awkward attempts to impress the female dragon with dances and movements are quite funny. Hiccup’s extremely verbose Viking friend Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig) also earns a chuckle as her constant chatter grates on Grisley. And there are a couple of decent sight gags as well, including sheep decked out in dragon costumes. It’s all very sweet, although this follow-up does come off as far tamer than others in the series. The villain of the piece is well-voiced, but isn’t given memorable dialogue or much personality more than that of a generic antagonist. While there is a tense moment or two towards the close, there certainly isn’t as much

imminent danger present in this adventure. And curiously enough for a film titled after its Hidden World, viewers won’t see an awful lot of the locale beyond one sequence or get any sort of impression of how it came to be. It also comes across as remarkably easy to find.

At least the finale does have pleasant messages about believing in yourself and allowing those around you to follow their own path, even if it doesn’t present its heroes with many struggles in reaching its big conclusion. Still, the movie has a few nice moments towards the

end that should provide fans with appropriate closure to the series. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World isn’t as unforgettable as earlier chapters, but it does manage to end the trilogy without crashing to the ground. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for February 22, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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t’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are more Oscar nominees arriving as well as plenty of genre fare; essentially, lots to choose from. 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! Backtrace A bank robber suffers a brain injury, develops a m nesia a nd ends up locked away for years in a psychiatric institution. After a doctor gives the man a serum that begins to heal his broken mind, the criminal breaks out and heads out to retrieve the cash. Critics were disappointed by this thriller. It stars Sylvester Stallone, Matthew Modine, Ryan Guzman and Christopher MacDonald. C a n Yo u Ever Forgive Me? - Ba sed on a true story, this feature follows Lee Israel, a biog rapher of celebrities, who finds work drying up. She discovers a growing market of collectors who buy letters from famous authors and personalities and begins forging correspondence. Despite three Academy Award nominations, it looks as though the title is only being released on DVD this week... hopefully a Blu-ray will follow. It features Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtin and Ben Falcone. Captain Morten and the Spider Queen - This Estonia/ Belgium/Ireland/UK stop-motion animated feature for family audiences is premiering exclusively on DVD this week. The story involves a young boy who lives in a resort beachside town and dreams of being the captain of a ship, just like his absentee father. The movie was nominated for several awards in Europe, but is premiering in this part of the world on disc. The all Irish voicecast includes Ciarán Hinds,

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Brendan Gleeson, Michael McElhatton and Susie Power. Duke - Two brothers who grow up in a reformatory find themselves fighting to survive wherever they go. When the pair arrive in Los Angeles, one decides to become a detective, while the other becomes obsessed with John Wayne movies. This independent drama has played various film festivals. Carmine Giovinazzo, Hank Harris and Richard Roundtree headline the feature. Iceman: The Time Traveler - An officer of the Ming Dynasty is hunted down by sinister fo r c e s , w h o battle but are then frozen for more than 400 years. After thawing out, they begin their fight once again, much to the surprise of modern day Hong Kong. This is actually a sequel to a 2014 film that continues the story and resolves the fates of the characters involved. It features Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang and Shengyi Huang. Overlord - This period war/horror movie is set in 1944 and follows a group of US soldiers making advances into Europe who crash their plane in a Nazi-occupied village. Once there, they try to complete their mission of taking down a radio tower, but discover sinister experiments being conducted by enemy forces that involve raising the dead. Overall, critics gave the movie good marks. It stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier and Pilou Asbaek. Robin Hood - The legend of Robin Hood gets yet another retelling in this version of the classic fable. It introduces Robin as a young man and shows how he comes up against the actions of the Sheriff of Nottingham, choosing to train himself and fight the authority. It was recently nominated for several Golden Razzie awards, including Worst Picture. The cast includes Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan and F. Murray Abraham.

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Sgt. Will Gardner - An Iraq war veteran suffering from traumatic brain injury from his time on the battlefield attempts to reintegrate with society. When things go poorly and he begins to suffer from horrific memories, the man decides to get on a bike and drive across America to deal with the pain and begin the healing process. In general the press didn’t find much to recommend to audiences. It features Max Martini, Omari Hardwick, Lily Rabe, Der mot Mulroney, Rober t Patrick and JoBeth Williams. A St ar i s Bor n - This third remake o f t h e 19 37 mu s ic a l fol lows a successf u l mu sicia n who discovers a young talent and helps to get her career started. The two fall for each other, but as their relationship becomes more serious, the new artist’s success and other deeper problems begin to take their toll. It has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The movie stars Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott, Andrew Dice Clay and Dave Chappelle.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Wow, it’s an incredibly busy time for classic releases being updated for Blu-ray. Arrow Video has previously released a Herschell Gordon Lewis box set, but has slowly been putting out each individual title separately. This week sees the release of Color Me Blood Red (1965) about an artist who becomes a success after using real blood to paint his works. The disc comes with shorts, interviews and talks with film scholars about the production as well as a bonus feature from the director called Something Weird (1967). Arrow Academy, the same distributor’s arthouse line, is releasing My Name is Julia Ross (1945) on Blu-ray. This was a Hitchcockian thriller made by Columbia as a B picture on a double-bill. However, it came out so well that it was upgraded to an A-list release. It is a London-set mystery about a kidnapped secretary struggling to escape her employer. Arrow Films also has So

Dark the Night (1946), another movie from the same director about a Parisian cop who vacations to the countryside and is recruited to help solve a series of disappearances. Apparently, it’s a great film noir thriller and this Blu-ray comes with film critic commentary and a feature presenting a detailed analysis of the stor,y as well as other bonuses. The musica l d ra ma Backbeat (1994) is arriving on Blu-ray courtesy of Shout! Select. This biopic tells the story of The Beatles before they were famous and a stopover in Hamburg, Germany that threatens to tear the group apart. This disc features deleted scenes, an inter view with director Iain Softley, another interview with the filmmaker for the Sundance channel, casting sessions, featurettes, a talk with the photographer that part of the story is based on, and a group commentary with Softley and some of the cast. Shout! Factory also has a Blu-ray of The Return of the Vampire (1944) starring Bela Lugosi. In it, he plays a Hungarian bloodsucker stalking villagers in the English countryside. This release comes with three separate film historian audio commentaries as well as an 8mm version of the flick, and publicity materials. Kino has a trio of interesti ng f l ick s h it t i n g h i g h definition. Mad Dog and Glory (1993) is a very entertaining little dark comedy with Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray and Uma Thurman. If memory serves, it’s quite effective and very funny. The Special Edition Blu-ray includes a director commentary, as well as a making-of documentary and a theatrical trailer. It also has a Special Edition Blu-ray of the Kim Basinger heist picture, The Real McCoy (1993). She plays an ex-con forced against her will to pull off an $18 million dollar score. This release includes a new commentary track with director Russell Mulca hy (Highlander, Ricochet). Finally, Kino has a Special Edition Blu-ray of the hockey picture, Youngblood (1986). The story involves a young up-andcomer fighting for his chance to play in the NHL. It stars Rob

Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibbs and Keanu Reeves, and the disc includes a director commentary. Year of the Dragon (1985) is a crime thriller from Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter, Heave n’s Gat e) featur ing Mickey Rourke as a police captain attempting to take down a criminal enterprise operating out of Chinatown. The movie wasn’t well regarded upon its release, but has since become a cult item. Warner Archive is now releasing a Blu-ray of the feature. Apparently, it comes with a Cimino commentary and a theatrical trailer. A nd there’s more. Mill Creek is releasing the notorious sci-fi flick, Barb Wire (1996), which features Pamela Anderson as a mercenary in a dilapidated future world. The movie was nominated for several Razzie Awards including Worst Picture. Now’s your opportunity to catch up with it on Blu-ray for a low price. Mill Creek also has several more older releases that are being repackaged with some cool 80s VHS box art covers. The titles coming this week include The Legend of Billie Jean (1985), Neighbors (1981), Sheena (1984) and Songwriter (1984). I must admit, I really like these covers, and they really have me considering ordering a few of their titles. And Twilight Time has some Blu-rays for order, as well as Limited Editions. They include The Admirable Crichton (1957) and the classic comedy Bedazzled (1967) with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. The distributor is also putting out the Oliver Stone drama, Talk Radio (1988) and the Jayne Mansfield satirical comedy, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957). Most of the titles include a few bonuses and can be ordered through the Twilight Time website. Those who enjoy B-movie horror may be excited about the release of the Ted Raimi serial killer flick, Skinner (1993). In it, he plays a psychopath who falls for a local housewife in between his murder sprees. Severin is putting out this Bluray and it includes interviews with the cast and crew, as well as extended takes and outtakes from the shoot.

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SPORTS 360 Rehoboth Lady Lynx score high points against Northwest FINAL SCORE: 22-74. PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO

Rehoboth senior Emerald Toddy (34) makes a two-point layup against Northwest Feb. 20 at the varsity girls basketball game held at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup. Rehoboth senior Jayme Daniels (33) passes the ball to a teammate during the Feb. 20 varsity girls basketball game against Northwest held at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup Feb. 20. Rehoboth won 22-74.

Rehoboth players guard Northwest sophomore Taliesha Benally (20) in the second half of the varsity girls basketball game Feb. 20, at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup. SPORTS

Rehoboth senior Jasmine Pablo (11) takes a shot against Northwest Feb. 20, at the varsity girls basketball game in Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup. Gallup Sun • Friday February 22, 2019

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Rehoboth boys runaway win against Northwest FINAL SCORE: 45-81. PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO

Rehoboth sophomore Jake Zylstra (34) attempts to block a rebound caught by Northwest senior Coyan Smith (21) Feb. 20 at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup.

Rehoboth senior Allen West (12) spots a teammate to pass the ball during the Feb. 20 varsity boys basketball game against Northwest held at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup.

DENTAL THERAPY | FROM PAGE 13 was equally important. “ Ne a r ly 9 0 0,0 0 0 New Mexicans live in areas without enough dentists, with the burden falling heavily on rural, tribal, and low-income communities. More than 25 percent of

elementary-aged children in New Mexico have untreated tooth decay, which impacts their ability to succeed in school. “Dent a l t herapist s a re licensed dental practitioners who work as part of dentist-led teams to expand access to care. Similar to the way a physician’s assistant contributes

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Rehoboth junior Jaden Ortiz-Mitchell (22) attempts to catch a rebound by Northwest in the second half of the varsity boys basketball game held at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup Feb. 20. Final score Rehoboth won 45-81.

Rehoboth senior Jalen Boyd (50) attempts a shot against Northwest while players guard him in the varsity boys basketball game Feb. 20 at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup.

to a medical team, dental therapists offer routine and preventive care, and complement the work of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants, increasing the productivity and reach of the dental care team. “Today’s legislative victory marks an important step

in moving toward improving oral health care and increasing access to care for all New Mexicans.” The New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition is statewide group that includes dentists, service organizations, oral health providers, nonprofits, local governments,

tribal leaders, and educational entities, among many others. More information on the dental therapy effort in New Mexico, as well as a full list of the New Mexico Dental Therapist Coalition’s extensive membership, is available online at https://www.nmdentaltherapists.org/. SPORTS


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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 18 Redemption is releasing a Double Bill Blu-ray of a couple of European flicks, Dracula’s Fiancee (1989) and Lost in New York (2002). Troma is giving Revenge of the Spacemen (2014) the high definition treatment, as well. Universal is re-releasing a stack of Blu-rays. Some of the most notable titles include Cry-Baby (1990), Hard Target (1993) and the Frank Langella version of Dracula (1979). I’d pay particular attention to John Woo’s Hard Target, featuring Jean-Claude Van Da mme. The cut of Hard Target that appeared on Bluray in a recent Van Damme box set wa s actua l ly t he longer, European version. It is actually an improvement over the old US release, and is likely the closest we’ll ever get to seeing Woo’s original version. Finally, Criterion has the Brigitte Bardot film, La Verite

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(1960). This well-regarded French dra ma a r r ives on Blu-ray with a 4K digital restoration, a 60-minute documentary on the feature, as well as interviews with the director and star. Additionally, you can pick up a Blu-ray of Death in Venice (1971) an Italian/French film about an artist vacationing in Venice who becomes obsessed with another visitor to the area. This feature has also been given a 4K restoration and comes with documentaries, short films and more extras than can possibly be listed here.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some kid-friendly titles. Captain Morten and the Spider Queen Octonauts: Reef Rescue Scooby-Doo Spring Break Triple Feature VeggieTa l es (there a re about 8 different VeggieTales releases arriving this week)

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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 Feb. 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) 726-9692. 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

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by the Westminster Presbyterian Church. RSVP to Pastor Lorelei Kay at (505) 290-5357, wpcgallup@gmail.com. COMPUTER CLASS: STREAMING MEDIA 10:30 am - 12:30 pm @Main Branch. Free computer training. Class size limited to 10. Registration not required. 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.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR FEB. 22 - 28, 2019 CALENDAR | FROM PAGE 22 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. 24 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. 25 BORROWING BASICS 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Main Branch. Free financial literacy workshop offering tools to become financially self-empowered. 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.us/j/574987224 Register: https:/UCBusinessIdea.eventbrite.com MCKINLEY GALLUP CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 5:30 pm- 8 pm. Gallup chamber trip to Greece informational meeting. 106 W. Highway 66, Gallup. TUESDAY, Feb. 26 COMPUTER CLASS: USING E-BOOKS 3 pm - 5 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training. Class size limited to 10. Registration not required. BUILD A BETTER BUBBLE WAND 4 pm - 5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Learn the basics of creating and marketing your own product by making your own bubble wand. These two hour-long sessions are open to children K-8 February 26 and February 27. 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 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 THE LORE FAMILY GOSPEL SINGERS Doors open at 5 pm. Concert starts at 6 pm at Tooh Worship Center in Shiprock. For information: Vangie Norton (505) 947-2368 or Andrew CALENDAR

Begaye (505) 979-4868. www. thelorefamilyministries.com LODGERS TAX COMMITTEE MEETING 1 pm. El Morro Events Center. 210 S. Second St., Gallup. REGULAR GALLUP CITY COUNCIL MEETING 6 pm. City Hall. 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 BUILD A BETTER BUBBLE WAND 4 pm - 5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Learn the basics of creating and marketing your own product by making your own bubble wand. ONE-2-ONE TECHNOLOGY HELP 4 pm - 5 pm @ Main Branch. Bring your technology problems or software questions and choose a scheduled session.Contact: libtrain@ gallupnm.com 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.This program is intended for children ages two - four years old. GMCS PARENT ACADEMY 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Gallup-McKinley County Schools Educational Development Center. Transition and graduation. For more info, contact Megan at (505) 721-1800. THURSDAY, Feb. 28 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) COMPUTER CLASS: INTERMEDIATE WORD 5 pm - 7 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training. Class size limited to 10. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4 pm - 5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD 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. DISTRICT PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL 6 pm - 8 pm Gallup-McKinley County Schools Student

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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) 7219208, 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. 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 Feb. 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) 726-9692. 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. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER WORKSHOP March 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. DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP March 13, 6:30 pm - will hold its monthly meeting at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. For more information,call or text Robert, 505-615-8053. GRIEF/BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP March 20, 6:30 pm - will hold its monthly meeting at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. For more information, call or text Robert, 505-615-8053. 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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Gallup Sun • February 22, 2019  

The reported pros and cons of minimum wage legislation; municipal election changes; FBI to assist police in bank robbery investigation; Reho...

Gallup Sun • February 22, 2019  

The reported pros and cons of minimum wage legislation; municipal election changes; FBI to assist police in bank robbery investigation; Reho...

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