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NEWS Board of Commissioners approves resolution to declare McKinley County a Second Amendment Sanctuary UNANIMOUS DECISION MADE DURING A SPECIAL MEETING By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he crowd filled the third f loor meeting room of the McKinley County Courthouse to capacity, pouring out into the lobby and first floor rotunda. People had gathered to hear a reading of and voice either their support or opposition to a resolution presented to the Board of Commissioners that would preserve the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and declare McKinley County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. A S econd A mend ment Sanctuary County has adopted resolutions to not enforce certain gun control measures that are seen as violating the Second Amendment. San Juan, Eddy, Curry, Quay, Socorro and Union counties are among

some of the New Mexico counties that have adopted these sanctuary resolutions. McKinley County Sheriff Ron Silversmith presented the resolution to the board Feb. 27. “[This resolution] doesn’t mean the criminal element will be free to do whatever they please,” he said. “We will prosecute them to the fullest, and we will protect law-abiding citizens in the county.” Silversmith said during the meeting that this resolution would allow McKinley County to be in line with around 29 other counties across the state on the matter, and that this was a heated topic. He added that by presenting and supporting this resolution, he is fulfilling his oath as sheriff to defend and uphold the constitution. Tony Mace, Cibola County sheriff, spoke in support for


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The vast majority of the public gathered at the Board of Commissioners chambers in Gallup Feb. 27 raise their hands in favor of passing Resolution No. FEB-19-022, which designates McKinley County a sanctuary county for the Second Amendment. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo the resolution at the meeting. He reaffirmed that 30 out of 33 elected sheriffs across New Mexico support a Second Amendment Sanctuary or have become a Second Amendment Sanctuary County sheriff. He added that the state and county should aim to enforce the laws that are already in place instead of trying to create new ones. Mace also agreed with Silversmith that supporting this resolution to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary is part of fulfilling his oath to protect the citizens’ constitutional rights. “This is not a law we’re trying to enact, we’re trying to give citizens an opportunity to support sheriffs and rights,” Mace said during the meeting.

Mace spoke with the Sun after the meeting about the resolution, which he said was drafted by McKinley County in response to six bills that are currently being debated in Santa Fe at the first session of the 54th New Mexico Legislature. The bills in question are Senate Bill 8, which relates to crime and calls for a background check during a firearm sale; House Bill 83, relating to domestic affairs and mental health; House Bill 87, which relates to domestic violence and firearm possession; and House Bill 130, which speaks to additional firearm crimes and penalties. In addition, Mace named several bills that are not as pressing, but nevertheless

influenced the decision to draft and present the resolution. He specified House Bill 101, relating to public safety and requiring fingerprints to renew a concealed carry licence; and Senate Bill 146, declaring making a school threat a fourth degree felony. As of Feb. 27, none of the bills have been finalized and are either in the Senate Public Affairs Committee, House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee, or the House Judiciary Committee. When asked what the issue was with each bill listed, Mace said that some items like background checks are unable to be enforced, while other bills are



EL MORRO THEATRE PROJECT City aims to reopen theater by end of March

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City Council approves resolutions for improvements to golf course By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he Fox Ru n G ol f Cou r s e t ook cen ter stage during the Gallup City Council’s regular meeting. Three items that pertain to the course were listed on the

meeting agenda, covering two areas of improvements to the course.

COURSE CONDITIONS During the 2018 monsoon season, the golf course had issues with drainage around

cart paths on certain holes. Water depth ranged from three to 10 inches on these holes, often rendering them unplayable for the customers. The course also experienced major flooding on Sept. 6, with water depth around seven to nine feet on certain holes and compromising the

Snow melts on Fox Run Golf Course in Gallup on Feb. 27. The Gallup City Council approved resolutions to improve the golf course, including a plan to counter flooding as well as the lease of lithium-ion golf carts. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


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integrity of the cart path near hole 18. Matthew Alcala, director of the course, spoke for the course items Feb. 26. Alcala said that Murphy Builders, Inc. has a plan to counter the flooding by raising and lining the cart paths to allow water to go underneath them. The course would be playable and protected from big seasonal storms, he said. The estimate for this project called for an increase for $224,000 from the General Fund reserve. The plan is to have the

course open in time for golf season, Alcala added. Dist. 2 Councilor Allan Landavazo asked what other areas on the course had been


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Associate Editor Beth Blakeman Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Correspondent/Editorial Asst. Cody Begaye Design David Tsigelman On the Cover A member of the public wears a “2nd Amendment” T-shirt attending McKinley County Board of Commission in Gallup Feb. 27. The Commission unanimously voted in favor of resolution, declaring McKinley County a second amendment sanctuary county. Photo 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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City council approves construction contracts for El Morro project By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he Gallup City Council recently held a special meeting to hear about contracts for two repair projects for the El Morro Theatre. The El Morro Theatre has been closed since last fall for repairs to the facility’s stage and walls. Mayor Jackie McKinney voiced his support for getting the projects done during the special city council meeting held Feb. 19. “The theatre has been losing money [since it was closed],” he said. “We have to move forward to get the theatre open.” Marc Lujan, facilities and fleet manager for the City of Gallup, spoke for the item at the meeting. In a previous meeting, the city council allocated $175,000 for the reconstruction of the El Morro Theatre stage along with $50,000 for the repair of the south wall of the theatre.

City Manager Mar yann Ustick clarified Feb. 26 that these amounts were set based on their original estimates, and could be revised once they had actual costs on hand. She also spoke about the work the city has done with Cooperative Education Services, a state contract cooperative. “The state has a competitive bidding process,” Ustick said. “It could take months for us to get approved if we bid separately. CES gets the state contract, and then sends and approves it if the bidding prices match [the estimates].” With the approval of CES and a price proposal provided by Murphy Builders, Inc., prices for both projects were given at the meeting. The stage reconstruction will cost just over $169,691, while the wall repair will cost around $12,007. Lujan said that he is aiming

El Morro Theatre, downtown Gallup, N.M. Photo Credit: Courtesy for more transparency with the progress and updates on the project, which is why he wanted to speak about both items at the special meeting. To this end, Lujan spoke about how an original estimate for the wall repair came out to around $40,000, but that they

were able to drive the cost down to $12,007. The plan to use a fiberglass wrap was replaced with using wood framing with metal studs for the wall repair, which led to the revised cost, Lujan said. “This move will [make the wall] look better and save us

money in the end,” Lujan said. The leftover funds from the original estimate will roll back into the city’s general fund, he added. Lujan said the project should be completed by March 25. Both items were approved with a 4-0-0 vote.

Board of Commissioners approves resolution to oppose Environmental Review Act By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

T Mayor Jackie McKinney

City Manager Maryann Ustick

he McKinley C ou nt y B o a r d of Commissioners spent several minutes discussing a resolution in opposition to House Bill 206 at a special meeting. HB 206, which is currently

in the House State Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee, provides rulemaking authority to the Environmental Improvement Board and enumerates the powers and duties of lead and cooperating agencies. T he bi l l, cited a s t he Environmental Review Act, intends to provide New Mexico

with a high-quality environment now and in the future, including wildlife populations and clean air, water, and land. It would require government agencies at all levels to consider the qualitative, technical and economic factors of a project


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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

FIGHT AFTERMATH Gamerco, Feb. 25 As soon as he got near the house on Ray Street in Gamerco near 1 pm on Feb. 25 and saw the blood on the driveway, McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Joseph Guillen knew someone had probably been injured. He met Gilbert Rosales who said his son Chris had gotten into a fight and was laying down inside the house. Guillen went inside and found the son, who was bleeding with a swollen eye and possibly a broken nose. Guillen said he asked him what happened and he refused to answer. The son was then asked if he wanted to press charges and he said no. He was then asked if Medstar shouldcome and examine him and he refused that as well. Guillen said that because of the severity of the son’s injuries, he called Medstar and they came and they told him that he may have a fractured left orbital and a broken nose. They strongly recommended that he go to a hospital and have his injuries treated but he declined, saying he would go later if he didn’t feel better. Gilbert Rosales told Guillen who else was involved in the fight but Guillen said he was not able to find that individual so no arrests were made.

CHILD ABUSE ARREST Gallup, Feb. 24 An Albuquerque woman and a Tohatchi man have been arrested in connection with an incident that took place at a Gallup motel on Feb. 24. Vanna S a m , 2 7, a nd Ca sey Yonnie, 32, were bot h charged Casey Yonnie with abuse of a child. Yonnie was also charged with resisting arrest and Sam was charged with Vanna Sam NEWS

criminal damage to property. Gallup Police Officer Adrian Quetawki said he was dispatched to the Budget Motel about 7 pm on Feb. 24 for a possible domestic dispute. When he got there, he said he saw Sam come down the stairs carrying a baby in her arms. He said he saw her get to fence surrounding the property and throw the baby over the fence to Yonnie who was on the other side. Sam reportedly told him to run. Quetawki said he detained Sam while another officer pursued Yonnie and arrested him and got possession of the onemonth-old baby. The baby was placed in the police unit since it was 32 degrees outside and the baby was covered with only a thin blanket. Quetawki said he then interviewed Sam and Yonnie to find out what was happening. Sam said she and Yonnie began arguing and Yonnie threw her out of their room. She began screaming and pounding in the door to be let back in. She said she then began banging in the window and broke it. She said she was then let in the room and given the baby. She was told police were on the way and left the room with the baby. When asked why she left the room, she said she was scared. When asked why she told Yonnie to run, she said she didn’t know what she was thinking. Yonnie gave basically the same account, explaining that when Sam broke the window, he went to the front desk to report it and became scared when the clerk called the police. The baby was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center while Sam and Yonnie were taken to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking.

HOUSE VANDALIZED Vanderwagen, Feb. 23 McKinley County Sheriff deputies are investigating a case of vandalism that occurred on Feb. 23 to a house on Sagar Street in Vanderwagen. The owner of the house,

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Sheriff’s Dept. warns parents of social media danger ONLINE PREDATORS CATFISH LOCAL TEENAGERS By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


cK i n ley Cou nt y Sheriff’s Office Inv. Merle Bates has a stern warning for parents – keep a close eye on your children’s movements on social media. There’s predators out there posing as teenagers asking teenagers to send photos of their genitalia. Bates said he’s currently investigating nearly a dozen cases in the local area of adult predators posing as attractive teens on social media, such as Facebook and Snapchat. The predators befriend and flirt with teens, eventually sending them lewd photos in hopes they will get some lewd photos in return. And, some local teens have fallen prey, Bates said. “I want the public to know that kids are sharing photos with people who are not who

they say they are,” he said. The uptick in the child porn catfishing scheme, within the past year, has sounded the alarm bells for both Bates and the Attorney General’s office. “We’re seeing a big increase in this type of crime,” he said. Additionally, it’s not just adults engaging in the social media catfish scheme. Bates said a teen boy living on the Navajo Nation set up a fake account using a profile photo of a random attractive female. He targeted teen boys, and talked them into sending nude photos. In turn, he shared the photos with adult predators. So, how can parents fight back? Bates advises parents to contact their cellular provider, as most of the snapping of nude pics and flirting is carried out by teens on their smart phones. The provider can set up a monitoring system so parents can track their children’s movement on social media.

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Wilbur H. Tso Jr. Feb. 24, 2:03 am DWI (first offense) Gallup Police Officer Richa rd Rangel said he received a repor t of a p o s s i ble drunk driver in the area of East U.S. Highway 66 and Woodrow Avenue. He drove to the area and found the vehicle and made a traffic stop. The driver, Tso, 27, of Crownpoint, showed signs of being intoxicated. He admitted to Rangel he had three drinks earlier that evening. He agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests and failed. After he agreed to take a breath alcohol test, he blew two samples of .11 each. Ernie Lee Feb. 23, 3:48 pm Aggravated DWI (first offense)

Gallup Patrolma n No r m a n Bowman said he came i n c ont a c t with Lee, 28, of Iyanbito, after another officer stopped him for failing to stop at a stop sign. Lee showed signs of being intoxicated a nd admitted drinking vodka earlier in the day. He agreed to take a field sobriety test but halfway through the first test, he stopped and refused to go any further. He then refused to take a breath alcohol test and was arrested. William Conn Feb. 22, 7:03 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolman Brandon Sa la za r sa id he wa s dispatched to the 17-mile marker on Interstate 40 in connection with a one vehicle accident. W hen he got there, he found a red pickup next to the

g ua rd ra i l. T he d r iver wa s a sleep beh i nd t he wheel. Salazar sa id when he woke the driver up, he saw open containers of liquor in the vehicle. Conn, 32, of Mentmore, was told to exit the vehicle and had problems keeping his balance, said Salazar. Conn refused to take the standard field sobriety tests and was arrested for DWI. Later, he agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .27. Aames James Feb. 21, 5:16 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Police Patrolman Caleb Kleeberger said he was on regular patrol driving on North Third Street when he saw a car with heavy front-end damage.



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SANCTUARY | FROM PAGE 4 overreaching and violate either other constitutional amendments or due process. “We are engaged in this process to enact the laws that we can use,” Mace said. “The bills [we’re against] don’t impact criminals, but law-abiding citizens.” The audience, many of whom were present to voice their support, echoed Mace’s thoughts. Matt Hughbanks, a former county deputy, said that if the commission voted against the resolution it would be a detriment to everyone in the county. “We ask that you stand your ground,” Hughbanks said to the board. “We have your back. We are McKinley County.” Pastor Martin Eastridge, of the Tohatchi United Pentecostal Church and an Army veteran, told the board that he is glad that local lawmakers are willing to listen when lawmakers in Santa Fe are not. “The country has to talk to our people and not just our politicians,” he said. “So we [need this resolution] to punish the criminals and not the citizens.” Mayor Jackie McKinney was present at the meeting to voice his support for the resolution.

“An important message has to be sent to accept the will of [the] American people, especially voters of New Mexico,” he said. “If we don’t hold the criminals accountable, these discussions will be ongoing. Stand for the constitutional right of every American.” McKinney added that the United States Constitution is one of the most brilliant documents written, and that its role and words are crucial in protecting future generations. Despite the overwhelming majority of supporters, there were a number of detractors of the resolution who had a moment to speak. One speaker said that over the years advocate groups like the NRA have changed their mission, and put the interests of firearm manufacturers before the people. The speaker then told the county that there is no reason to make the decision quickly and blindly. Accountability was another issue that was brought up, with one speaker saying that a county’s laws can change with the sheriff. This speaker asked who would be accountable if trouble rises from the term of one sheriff to another. Commissioners Billy Moore

and Tommy Nelson said they support the resolution and thanked the people for their support, saying that it’s important that the citizens know what is being discussed. Commission Chairman Bill Lee said it’s difficult to discuss hot button topics, such as the state’s proposed gun bills, and reminded the crowd that the legislation is still being discussed in Santa Fe. He urged those in the room to contact their elected officials and voice their opinions to the people making the decisions. “Your voice is being heard here, but you have to make it heard in Santa Fe,” Lee said. The resolution ca r r ied with a 3-0 vote, and to the applause of many people in the courthouse. ATTENTION NEWS HOUNDS!

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Mother and child rescued from hostage situation


AS CRUCES – Three people in a vehicle by pa ssed a Border Patrol checkpoint on the morning of Feb. 27, alerting the Border Patrol, New Mexico State Police, and Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office. The three were identified as James Kirkland, 39, of Kingman, Ariz., his wife, and the couple’s 7-year-old son. The vehicle was traveling on Interstate 25 around milepost 37. Once stopped, Kirkland’s wife ran and Kirkland armed and barricaded himself and his son inside the vehicle. Kirkland made several statements indicating he was going to kill his son and himself. He placed the boy between himself and the officers attempting to negotiate with him. During the standoff, a State Police officer fired his gun, striking Kirkland. Other officers and deputies rushed in to remove the child and render aid to Kirkland. The boy was rescued and Kirkland was airlifted to an area hospital. The boy, his mother, and officers were uninjured in the incident. Kirkland’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. L a t e r, S t a t e Po l ic e

DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 10 T he c a r m a t che d t he description of a vehicle that had been involved in a hit and run accident earl ier i n t he day. He ran the license plate and it came up as

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OPINIONS Are you a ruminating thinker? By Melissa Martin Guest Columnist


ike a dog chasing its own tail—around and around and around— some individuals can relate to the anxiety loop. They feel anxious. Soon they feel anxious about feeling anxious, which causes even more anxiety. Are you a chronic worrier? A ruminating ruminator? An obsessive thinker? The brain becomes stuck

in the chronic worry zone. The body responds with symptoms of distress: stomach upset, constipation or dia r rhea , restlessness, insomnia, irritability. Panic attacks may be experienced in crowded places: shaking, sweating, dizziness, breathing rapidly, and pounding heart. Get me out of here! Stress, pressure, worry, anxiety, panic. The learning process starts with understanding that stress is caused, not by other people or external events,

but by our reactions to them. Really? Yes. We do live in an environment and this environment affects us, but why and how do we react and respond to things that happen at home, at work, and in our community? I n a 2 017 a r t ic le i n t he  Ha r v a r d B u sin e ss Review, Nicholas Petrie asserted that pressure does not have to turn into stress. And the culprit is rumination. “Pressure is not stress. But the former is converted to the latter when you


add one ingredient: rumination, the tendency to keep rethinking past or future events, while attaching negative emotion to those thoughts. … Rumination is ongoing and destructive, diminishing your health, productivity, and well-being. Chronic worriers show increased incidence of coronary problems and suppressed immune functioning. Dwelling on the past or the future also


Melissa Martin is an author, columnist, educator and therapist who lives in Ohio.


Are your dreams coming true? If they are, keep up the good work and take time to eat really good food, enjoy friends and family, and rest. If life is more of a horror story, or even worse, routine - rethink things. Brushing your teeth is a good habit, but mindlessness is not. Madame G encourages you to wake up and get woke! You only have one life to life. Give it all you’ve got!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

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You’re enough as you are. You have everything you need. Stop comparing yourself to others— you don’t know the price they pay. The only thing you can change is yourself. Focus on what you can change. Make your goals attainable. You may have an ultimate goal, but set small enough goals that you can meet them. Small victories lead to bigger ones.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. But, discernment means knowing when it’s time to quit. Not everything comes easy, but effort counts for something. So, even if you’re spinning your wheels, at least you spun them. You tried, so take pride! Move on!

Share your wisdom with those around you. You’re not an island and you do need those who will push you toward your goals. In this life, you’re capable of more than you think. So are those around you, and they will continue to surprise you (in a good way) if you let them. Good luck!

You’re the master designer of your own life. You can curate your experience and living environment. Keep yourself open to new possibilities, and allow yourself to dream of wonderful things you want in life. Look deeply and don’t doubt yourself. This is the world of your dreams and you can accomplish anything you want. Remember use your fear to your advantage.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Remember, dear Taurus, that others have a will of their own, as well. They may only agree, but not really listen. Dictatorships are difficult to maintain, and those leaders are often overthrown. Maintain your strong leadership skills, but practice patience and show those in your experience that you care about them and appreciate their efforts.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Push yourself to focus on your goals. You know what you want. You may merely lack clear direction for how to get there. You don’t know what that will mean and yet there are things you can do. First, write down your thoughts. Stop trying to remember everything in your head. Then, put what you wrote into an actionable plan. Edit. Revise. Looks like a plan to me…


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Love yourself! Enjoy your journey and relish in the time you can now spend with yourself. So many people run from their thoughts because they’re scared. Thoughts are not scary. Inaction is scary. You might find yourself feeling tortured by past actions or unkind words. Feel those emotions and look at them deeply. Then no matter what happened, forgive yourself. That’s peace.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Look within yourself and remember who you are. Now, it’s time to discover where you want to go. Lessons in our history can be helpful because you need to heal old wounds before you can fight new battles. Review your thoughts and don’t stray. Head towards the most painful emotions and stare down what you’ve been avoiding. That’s your strength!

Look into the mirror. Are you happy with what you see? If not, you can make changes. There are some things that you can’t change: height, facial structure, and skin type. But, you can be more of the you that you want, by changing the things you can. If you don’t like your weight, you can change it. Focus on being healthy. What kind of lifestyle is that? Are you living it? Why not?

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Wake up Scorpio! Chase your dreams and take actionable steps to get there. When you reach small goals, you can keep building on your skills to get where you want to be. This is the life you’ve always wanted. And there is only one life to live. Don’t get trapped by bad ideas, things, or people. Push yourself and don’t be afraid of your fear. It’s just an old friend.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Remember who you are, dear Aquarius. Don’t let fear guide your actions. You can push yourself toward the goals and destiny that you’ve always wanted. But, you must have courage and face the world with an open heart that is at once both ready to fight, and prepared for peace. This is no easy task. It requires great effort. You can accomplish anything. Be brave.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Look within your heart and ask yourself: what do you really want? Don’t be afraid of the answer. You may also need to reorient yourself, so that you’re living closer to your reality. Be brave. Be free. Don’t make your problem somebody else’s. Take responsibility for your own actions and mistakes. This is life. Grow up or get left behind. OPINIONS

World War I veteran honored Love Needing at site of notorious battle Divine Strength By Ken Riege Guest Submission


s I have shared with you and your readers in the past, my grandfather, Pvt. Paul Emerson Riege, served in the 1st Battalion/5th Marines during WW1. This unit has gone on to become one of the most decorated units in Marine Corps History, and it was the Marines of the 1/5 of WW1 who earned the nickname that the Marines enjoy to this day and that’s “Devil Dogs.” I am always so proud of the fact that my grandfather was one of those original “Devil

The certificate provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission stating when and where the flag was flown and in honor of Ken Riege’s grandfather. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ken Riege

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The American flag that was flown in honor of Ken Riege’s grandfather, Pvt. Paul Emerson Riege, at the Belleau Wood Battle Memorial in France. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ken Riege

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Bill Emmerling, pastor of Gallup Christian Church eternal inheritance and the POWER beyond comparison, which God works in those who follow Jesus with our lives. Here in chapter 3, Paul prays for divine strength that would reside in our hearts through Jesus. This divine strength is not for physical acts of heroics. This divine strength is in order that we might be able to know the UNKNOWABLE love of God, the Father, and Jesus, the Son. The purpose of this love and strength to comprehend it, is for completing our likeness to Jesus (who is the very fullness of God Almighty). What is this love like? This love is great enough to overcome our deep racial, cultural and even doctrinal differences. John Stott states it this way: “… th e l ove of C hr ist i s ‘b r oa d’ e n o u gh t o


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ehoboth McK inley Christian Health Care Services announced Feb. 18 that advanced pediatr ic medica l testing devices will be available to residents for testing their youngest family members for vision and hearing ability. Toddlers as young as 18 months old can now have their eyes examined locally, while six-month-old babies can be tested for hearing. These services will be provided at the hospital’s College Clinic of Internal Medicine, Family Practice and Pediatrics. “Parents can rest assured that their youngest children can have their sight and hearing evaluated routinely, being especia lly va luable when

parents have concerns about the development of their child,” said Dr. Thomas Herr, a pediatrician who helps administer eye and ear tests among other health exams for babies and toddlers. “Children can be readily be examined at our clinic right here in Gallup,” said Herr, who points out that children are often first found to have hearing and visual problems at school. With these services, parents will no longer have to wait until their children are in school. They can have them checked out years earlier. “We encourage all new parents to make an appointment for these routine exams and ensure their children’s good health,” Dr. Herr said. “Waiting until children are school-aged may impair their ability to learn. Adding routine hearing

Dr. Thomas Herr holds a vision screener and sleek ERO-Scan. Photo Credit: RMCHCS and sight testing to our routine well-child care helps ensure optimal development.” These new services are

being offered through the addition of medical equipment purchased by RMCH that will enable the hospital to provide more enhanced testing locally, avoiding inconvenient trips to Albuquerque for evaluation. RMCH recently added the Welch Allyn Vision Screener, a handheld vision-screening device that helps pediatricians detect vision abnormalities on patients at six months of age through adulthood. The device screens eyes from a 3-foot distance using flashing lights to engage children and lessen anxiety over the test.


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INFANTS HEARING TESTED WITH ERO-SCAN In addition to expanding eye care services for children, RMCH’s College Clinic also now offers hearing tests using an ERO-Scan, a handheld screening device that can detect hearing abnormalities in babies as young as six months old. The device uses a range


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HINLE, Ariz – Despite significant snowfall hitting the Nava jo Nation, the Navajo Police Tra ining Academy Class 53 graduated on Feb. 22, in front of a large crowd who braved the weather to witness the freshman becoming Navajo Police officers. Family, friends, community members and honored dignitaries gathered at the Chinle Convention Center to congratulate and welcome 16 new men and women in uniform. Class 53, comprised of 12 men and four women, will be assigned to several districts throughout the Navajo Nation. This is the second class of freshman officers to graduate from the Academy since it reopened in early 2018. Throughout the course of the ceremony, Class 53 listened attentively to the Navajo Nation president, vice president and special guest speakers. The speakers offered words of appreciation and encouragement to the graduates. Addressing the class, Chief of Police Phillip Francisco thanked the graduates for stepping up to answer the call to become Navajo Police officers. “You have my respect for doing that,” he said.  Then he reminded the new officers that their identities will be forever changed. “People will treat you different because you now represent something much greater than just you,” he said. “You represent everything the uniform and badge stand for. The symbolism of the uniform and

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‘Greta’ takes stalker creepiness to a new level By Glenn Kay For the Sun



ver the years, I’ve heard more than a few complaints from friends that moms (and parents in general) can be really suffocating. The new horror/thriller Greta uses these feelings and concerns, and then takes them to extreme ends. While many of the dramatic beats are admittedly familiar, it’s all done with a dose of grim humor and far more technical flair than other movies of its ilk. Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is a young woman still reeling from the recent death of her mother. Despite attempts made by roommate Erica (Maika Monroe) to get her out and socializing, Frances still feels lonely and isolated. After finding a forgotten purse on the subway, the protagonist takes it upon herself to return the lost item to its rightful owner. The appreciative Greta Hideg (Isabelle Huppert) introduces herself as a widow, living alone now that her adult daughter has moved to Paris. The pair immediately form a connection, with Frances still feeling a need for motherly support, and Greta

“Greta,” played by Isabelle Huppert, makes the smallest moves menacing. Photo Credit: Focus Features presumably missing the bond formed with her own daughter. If this all sounds like a sweet and gentle little drama, that is decidedly not how events eventually play out. Yes, the story isn’t the most original in the world. As one might guess, someone isn’t being truthful about their history or intentions and may even be harboring psychotic tendencies. While the mother-daughter scenario is a slight variation on the formula, we’ve seen films about disturbed stalkers and/or crazy roommates for decades now. However, what sets this picture apart are the note-perfect performances, as well as the unsettling mood and tension. This is all thanks to director Neil Jordan (The Company of Wolves,

The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire, In Dreams, Byzantium), who knows his way around suspense and horror pictures. As mentioned, much of the film relies on its two main characters and the performers make the most of the material. Moretz plays the sweet, earnest, downcast loner hoping to find a surrogate mother quite well, and is likable in the role. However, Huppert really gets to steal the show, revealing more and more layers of... well... insanity

as the story progresses. It’s both disturbing and darkly amusing to see this woman transform from a quirky and sympathetic eccentric to an unhinged stalker, and finally a deadly and diabolical force. For Greta, no one will defy her unique and terrifying brand of mothering, and Huppert goes to town with the part. Jordan also uses the camera to excellent effect, first hanging on long shots of Greta appearing and disappearing in the frame, then suddenly standing in the

street and staring at Frances. It all helps to generate tension as more is revealed and events spiral out of control. There is also a memorably striking shot of the physical environment closing in on the protagonist, a literal image of how boxed in one can feel under severe supervision. The last third of the movie features a continually heightened sense of tension. Only a director this skilled can use both sound and image to make a simple shot of a cup spinning in a microwave so darn unsettling. As readers might guess, the nature of this type of story means that several genre tropes come into play toward the close. However, the excellent cast and the technical skill on display do make up for its more familiar elements. Greta is a quirky horror flick that won’t appeal to everyone, but will provide plenty of squirmy moments for anyone looking to be given the creeps. If nothing else, it certainly provides ample evidence that at some point, we all must cut the proverbial cord and move forward with our lives on our own terms. Visit: www.CinemaStance. com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 1, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a lot of variety in this edition, which covers everything from family features to Oscar and indie fare. 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! Between Worlds - In this unusual supernatural thriller a down-on-hisluck w idower spends his days driving trucks. He meets a woman with spiritualist abilities who is trying to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter. The pair make an arrangement, with the woman agreeing to help the driver to communicate with his late wife and daughter. However, the spirits raised are less-than-friendly. It stars Nicolas Cage, Franka Potente and Penelope Mitchell. Bullitt County - Set in 1977, this picture follows friends getting together for a weekend bachelor party. They set out on the Kentucky Bluegrass Bourbon Trail to try and find a trea sure hidden dur ing Prohibition. It’s an odd way to celebrate a wedding, and things become more fractured after they encounter mortal danger on the trail. This independent action/thriller earned modest notices. The cast includes Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear, David McCracken and Richard Riehle. London Fields - In this thriller, a femme fatale with clairvoyant abilities begins to see her impending demise. Hoping to turn the tables, she begins to investigate all three of her male lovers and identify which one of them might attempt to murder her. It earned a Razzie nomination for its lead performance. Amber Heard, Gemma Chan, Jason Isaacs, Theo James, Billy Bob Thornton and Jim Sturgess headline the film. Mary Queen of Scots This historical period drama details Mary, Queen of Scots’ tumultuous life, which included COMMUNITY

getting married at 16, being widowed at 18, and moving back to Scotland to reclaim her throne. As if that isn’t enough, she is then forced to deal with the apparent jealousy of rival Elizabeth I. The results of the conflict become deadly. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant and Guy Pearce. Megalodon This little independent sci-fi/ horror picture follows a military ship investigating the disappearance of a sunken submersible. The crew soon locates an enormous and dangerous Megalodon swimming in the same waters and must fight it off before the prehistoric creature sinks their boat. Now, it is debuting on disc. The cast includes Michael Madsen, Dominic Pace and Caroline Harris. The Possession of Hannah Grace - In this horror flick, an exorcism goes wrong and ends up killing a young woman possessed by a demon. When an alcoholic cop-turned- morgueworker receives a body and begins having strange visions, she (and the audience) begin to think that it may have something to do with the earlier tragedy. Notices were quite poor for this chiller. The movie features Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson and Stana Katic. Ralph Breaks the Internet - This sequel to the 2012 hit Wreck-It Ralph continues to chronicle the life of arcadegame character Ralph. When he and his best pal Vanellope learn that a wireless router has been installed at the arcade, they decide to travel through the internet to update their coin-op machines and keep their home from closing down. Response towards the film was largely positive. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Taraji P. Henson provide the voices. Sicilian Ghost Stor y When a 13-year-old boy living in a small village near the woods disappears mysteriously, locals and authorities are baffled. Frustrated, his girlfriend decides to take matters into her own hands and find out what happened. She uncovers dark secrets about

the forest and those in her town. Reaction towards this foreign-language thriller was very positive, but some found events in the story to be cruel. It features Julia Jedlikowska, Ga e t a no Fer n a nde z a nd Corinne Musallari.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! There are plenty of older titles that may interest readers. If you like cheesy ‘90s action pictures, then you might be interested in a pair of Blurays from the MVD Rewind Collection. The first is the Jean-Claude Van Damme picture, Double Impact (1991). It involves twin brothers kicking the butts of the villains who murdered their parents. This Collector’s Edition includes new interviews with cast and crew, previously unreleased behind-the-scenes footage and more. Showdown (1993) stars Ken Marks as a student who finds himself being hunted by a new enemy who, outside of school, is part of an underground and illegal fighting operation. Thankfully, the janitor (Billy Blanks) at the school is a martial arts expert who teaches the kid the ropes. The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray comes with a feature length making-of documentary about the film, interview with the director, co-star Billy Blanks, an analysis of the fight sequences, photo gallery, trailer and other extras. Shout! Factory has a great

many releases this week as well. The first is a Blu-ray box set of The Legally Blonde Collection, which contains the 2001 original and 2003 sequel. The original has been given a new 4K scan from the original camera negative and comes with multiple audio commentaries, a new interview with co-star Jessica Cauffiel, deleted scenes, a making-of, a featurette on the hairstyles, a music video and trailer. The distributor is also put ti ng out a Blu-ray of the monster mov ie, T he Mole People (1956). This one involves a group of geologists who tunnel underground around the site of Mesopotamia and discover a group of “mole people” living under the surface. This release presents the film in two aspect ratios (1.85:1 and 2.00:1), and adds a new film historian audio commentary and a new documentary on the making-of the feature. They’re also debuting Used Cars (1980) on Blu-ray. This wild comedy from Rober t Zemekis (Roman cing th e Stone, Back to the Future, For rest Gump) stars Kurt Russell and focuses in on the lives of some shady used car salesmen. If memory serves, it’s pretty funny and features some crazy car-related stunt gags. This disc features a new interview with producer/ co-writer Bob Gale, a previously recorded commentary track with Zemekis, Gale, and

Russell, outtakes and all sorts of trailers, radio and TV spots. They also have the kooky Hammer adventure flick, The Vengeance of She (1968). It’s about a woman inexplicably drawn to the east, where she finds a lost city and a potentially sinister force. The Blu-ray has a 2K scan of the original film elements, new interviews with the assistant director, a visual effects artist on the feature and the clapper/loader. Shout! is also delivering the horror film, Willard (2003), on Blu-ray. It’s about an awkward, isolated young man who befriends rats, who begin to do his bidding. It’s a remake of a 1971 B-movie. The film has been given a new 2K transfer and also features two newly recorded audio commentaries (one with director Glen Morgan and the cinematographer, and another with the movie’s animal trainer) and new interviews, as well as all of the bonuses from the old DVD. And yep, it has the Crispin Glover video of the actor performing the song, Ben. To Sleep with Anger (1990) is a well-regarded feature starring Danny Glover as a drifter who turns up on the doorstep of some old friends’ homes in South Central Los Angeles. Things simmer to a boil not long


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GOLF COURSE | FROM PAGE 6 affected by the flooding. Alcala said that they are able to handle other issues because less damage was caused. However, Dist. 4 Councilor Fran Palochak was skeptical about the condition of the golf course. “At the start of my term, we put around $3.5 million into the course,” she said during the meeting. “Why are we being asked for more?” City Manager Mar yann Ustick answered her question. “When we started, it was $2.5 million to replace the irrigation system, which was around 40 years old,” she said. “The contractor said we had serious drainage issues.” Ustick added that the original contractor’s plan allowed them to correct one specific area of the course, but the overall design was not meant to withstand an onslaught of water whereas the plan designated by Alcala would. “If we can tackle this issue, it’ll solve a lot of our problems,” Alcala said. Mayor Jackie McKinney said when the course opened la st August, it generated around $80,000 in revenue in three months, and that it is a great investment that will pay for itself in the future. Landavazo said that it is important to provide a quality product because it will attract quality employees and businesses, and that the council should put their best foot forward. The mayor echoed his sentiments. “We should be better than average because [the course] will be an asset,” McKinney said.

NEW CARTS The lease on the fleet of 40 EZ-GO carts at Fox Run will expire in March. Alcala spoke for the approval of leasing 80

lithium-ion golf carts from Club Car for just over $90 a month per cart. The item called for an expense increase of $30,000 f r om t he G e ner a l F u nd reserves. In addition to this amount, Alcala said that the remaining difference can be made by purchasing the current fleet of EZ-GO carts from lease, for a total of $24,000 from the General Fund, and then trading them in at around $1,132 per cart for a total of $45,280 off the original asking price. This decision was spurred by the bankruptcy of EZ-GO Textron, as well as by more efficient carts provided by Club Car. The cart’s batteries come with a 10-year warranty and do not require water replacement, and have a 50 percent reduction in electrical use compared to the lead-acid batteries used in the current EZ-GO carts. Fur thermore, Club Car golf carts have cart control capabilities, which allow the superintendent and pro-shop to determine boundaries and speeds for the cart along with tracking and visual displays. Alcala sees potential with these displays, and said that they could provide an additional revenue stream to Gallup that advertises local businesses along with being more convenient for the players on the course. He also added that Gallup could be one of the first courses in New Mexico to switch to lithium-ion carts, citing Sandia as a course that is getting ready to make the switch. McKinney said that the potential of advertising will depend on the business manager placing the advertisement and that the council will need to see revenue figures before they can really get behind this form of advertising. “The sky’s the limit,” he added. Each item was approved with a 5-0-0 vote.


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BATTLE | FROM PAGE 13 walk in the same footsteps as my grandfather and all those many brave Marines did. A few weeks ago I was presented with a huge honor. I have been in communications with the A merican Battle Monuments Commission and have sent them information about my grandfather.  They were very touched by what I had sent them that they decided to honor my grandfather in what is the greatest way to honor a veteran. They flew a flag in his honor. This flag was not just flown anywhere either, it was flown at the Belleau Wood Battle Memorial in France. While this is an amazing story in itself, it continues. Last week I received that very flag that had flown in honor of my grandfather along with a certificate stating the date it was flown. WOW, I just sat in my office as I opened the

FAITH | FROM PAGE 13 encompass all mankind … ‘long’ e nough to last for eternity, ‘deep’ enough to reach the most degraded sinner, and ‘high’ enough to exalt him to heaven.” (Stott, 137) The wonder of God’s love should move us to worship, to

PEDIATRIC | FROM PAGE 14 of hearing tones to identify some of the more common ear problems, such as fluid build-up behind the eardrum that can prevent sound waves from passing through the ear canal. “Central hearing loss is rare in infants and children. Early intervention is the best treatment for infants and children born with hearing loss,” said Herr, who notes that 1-3 per-thousand babies born in the U.S. have a severe hearing loss that can only be diagnosed with a hearing screener. All babies are screened for hearing loss at the time of birth.

The display of the American flag and the certificate along with a picture of Ken Riege’s grandfather and two challenge coins from the Belleau Wood Museum. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ken Riege package and read the certificate. I wasn’t sure what to do I was so humbled and awestruck that they would do this for him and for my family. Well, I immediately put together a beautiful memorial display of a picture of the flag

flying over the memorial along with the certificate and of course, the flag. This is on display in our amazing museum at the Comfort Suites in Gallup and available for all to see this one-of-a-kind historical American flag.

meditation on who God is and what He has done for us, and the wonder of spending eternity with Him. We should also recognize that Christ’s love is Central in EVERYTHING. We can only truly experience this love, express this love, in the context of the local church. Paul makes this clear in this passage and those before it.

There are NO “lone ranger” Christians. By isolating ourselves we deprive others of our gifts and we deprive ourselves of the blessing of seeing Christ in others. We are called to live and love in community. In verses 20-21, Paul worships God. And the bottom line of his worship: “TO GOD BE THE GLORY.” Let us live our lives likewise.

“Unfortunately, most children are only screened at birth and then again in kindergarten. Hearing problems go undiagnosed during the most critical years, causing permanent hearing loss for many children,” said Herr. Deafness in infants can occur from a genetic problem, or when problems occur in the outer or middle ear. Birth defects can also cause changes in the structure of the ear canal or middle ear, from injury to or rupture of the eardrum, objects stuck in the ear canal, or scars on the eardrum from infections. Another type of hearing loss occurs when nerve endings that move sound through the ear are damaged. This

type of hearing loss can be caused by exposure to certain toxic chemicals or medicines while in the womb or a fter bir th; infections the mother passes to her baby in the womb; after birth brain damage from meningitis or measles; or problems with the structure of the inner ear or tumors. Cent ra l hea r i ng loss results from damage to the auditory nerve itself or the brain pathways that lead to the nerve. The clinic’s new process of doing regular hearing screenings will help identify problems early. For more information: William Madaras William@ Glasslanternpr.com




Navajo Police Academy Class 53 recruits Feb. 22. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NPD

ACADEMY | FROM PAGE 15 explained that the class motto was adopted because it encompasses the reality of the job. “We are willing to lay down our lives for our families and the people

we serve, and we will survive and return home to our families.” Officer Hatathlie credits her son as her motivation for joining the Navajo Police Department. “I wanted to be an officer so my son and the people in the

community can live in a safe community. It may take some time to reach that goal, but I’m here to make that difference” she said. Hatathlie will be assigned to the Tuba City District. For more information: ctsosie@navajo-nsn.gov


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spotted a pickup matching the description of the stolen vehicle and made a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Benjamin Brown, 23, of Scottsdale, Ariz. He said a friend had loaned him the vehicle earlier in the day and he was not aware it had been stolen. He was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Michael Bracken, said he and his wife were inside their residence about 7 pm when they heard something strike a window. When they went to examine the window, they found a BB that had been fired at the window. A further investigation found three holes in the screen and Bracken told deputies that he noticed cars and ATVs driving up and down the road during the past three or four days. The occupants in the vehicles appeared to be shooting at the residences. An investigation revealed that there were no tire tracks in the nearby fields so the shooting must have come from vehicles driving on the roadway. No suspects have been identified.

BROKEN WINDOW THEFT Gallup, Feb. 20 Felicia Begay of Gallup reported to Gallup Police on Feb. 20 that someone had broken into her vehicle by breaking one of the windows. She said her purse and wallet was stolen from the vehicle as well as some jewelry. She said that when she called her credit card company she was told that a purchase for one dollar had gone through at Allsup’s Convenience Store at 4 am but two other purchases at other COMMUNITY

APARTMENT BREAK-IN Gallup, Feb. 20 Gallup Patrolman Patrick Largo said he was dispatched to the Chuska Apartments on East Aztec Avenue about noon on Feb. 20 for a report of a break-in. Lenora Kinlicheene told police she found her apartment had been broken into when she returned home after two days of visiting a relative. She said she found a bottle of vodka in her trash and when she checked her bedroom, she found all her clothes in her closet missing. She said she also found the back door unlocked and that she remembered locking all of her doors before leaving. She gave police the name of a suspect but so far no arrests have been made.

STOLEN AUTO FOUND Gallup, Feb. 20 Gallup Police received a report of a stolen white Dodge pickup on Feb. 20. Gallup Patrolma n Richa rd Rangel said he later

VEHICLE BREAK-IN Gallup, Feb. 20 Gallup Police are investigating the break-in of a vehicle that occurred on Feb. 20 in the parking lot of the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital. The complaining party, Rena Jim, said she allowed her son to use the pickup to take his girlfriend to the hospital and it was broken into. Among the items stolen was a stereo radio. She said she and another nurse at the hospital looked at a video surveillance of the parking lot and saw a woman park next to her pickup. They watched as she got out of her car and went into the bed of the pickup and open the sliding windows on the back of the pickup. The woman was seen leaving the pickup with items which she placed in her vehicle before entering the hospital and leaving a little time later. Police have asked for a copy of the video but so far no arrests have been made.

relationship, a job, an important goal? The unknown can be scarier than reality. After you identakes us away from the present, tify your fear, ask a question. Is rendering us unable to com- it changeable or not changeable? plete the work currently on our Identify your triggers. What plates.” people, places, or things cause Are you a ruminating Ralph? obsessive worrying? Do you Are you a ruminating Rita? Do need to avoid or confront?  obsessive thoughts get stuck in Interrupt the ruminative your brain like a blender buzzing thought process with distracaround and around and around? tion: talk to a friend, take a Ruminators need to know how walk, or participate in an activto stop their thought cycle, ity. Pull the plug on anxiety-probefore it spirals out of control. voking thoughts by listening to According to the American music or reading a book. Shift Psychological Association, some your attention. Physically get common reasons for rumination up and  engage in something include: a belief they’re gaining else. What are you missing out insight by excessive worrying; on by the time spent ruminating?  having a history of trauma; Has rumination become believing they face uncontrol- a habit? Write out a plan with lable stressors; and personality goals, objectives, and activities characteristics such as perfec- to kick the worry cycle to the tionism or neuroticism. curb. “Rumination, I’m breakAnd repeated feelings about ing up with you. Obsessive problems can cause and main- worry, you are not welcome in tain depression. Rumination my brain.” Get out of your head can increase a negative mood by interrupting the mental loop and intensify symptoms of of negative thinking. Change depression. Dwelling on dilem- your perspective. How you think mas exhausts brain energy. Will about the problem is not solving rumination solve the problem? the problem. So tap into the logiHow do you stay out of the cal part of your brain.  blender? How do you turn the Emotions are part of the blender off? The power to pre- human hardware. Just because vent chronic worrying and to you feel it, doesn’t make it so. intervene when anxiety-pro- Feelings can be fickle. Uplift voking thoughts swirl and twirl your mood with prayer or medis between your ears—the brain. itation. Or watch a funny video The human mind manages what and laugh.  happens inside the brain tissue.  Are you worrying about past mistakes or making future TIPS TO STOP mistakes? Do you overanalyze RUMINATION situations and conversations? Does worry interrupt your Identify your biggest fear. sleep? If anxious and ruminatOften, the emotion underneath ing thoughts are impairing your anxiety is fear and sometimes daily functioning, consider it’s a fear of losing something. counseling. Cognitive behavioral Are you afraid of losing a therapy may be beneficial. 

ENVIRONMENTAL | FROM PAGE 8 that may impact public health, ecosystems and the environment both in the long and short terms. As of Feb. 27, the bill was reported as “Do Not Pass” by the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, but without a recommendation on the committee substitution. Commission Cha ir ma n Bill Lee described the bill as problematic during the Feb. 27 meeting, adding that it has no fiscal impact listed along with no specified timelines. Ma r t i n O’Ma l ley, general manager of Gallup Land Partners, was present to support the resolution to oppose

HB 206. “[HB 206] adds another layer of requirements that would be a detriment to business owners,” he said during the meeting. JoA n n Benenat i, f rom Church Rock, said that around 21 county projects are exempt from the Environmental Review Act with upwards of another 20 exemptions being possible. “It makes no sense for the [improvement board] to act on this because the profits outweigh the costs,” she said. Benenati added that if HB 206 is enacted, the bill will not go into effect until next year, and that the bill’s rules would have to be enforced by December. The resolution carried with a 3-0 vote.

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SPORTS 360 Miyamura High School girls basketball team scrapes by Aztec SPORTS PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO

Miyamura High School junior Tatum Bennett (34) catches a rebound from Aztec Feb. 25 at the first round district varsity girls basketball game at Miyamura High School in Gallup. Miyamura won, 31-36.

Miyamura senior Odessa Begay (10) dribbles past Aztec senior Jessi Gillentine (10) and junior Bessie Davis (23) in the first half of the first round district varsity girls basketball game held at Miyamura High School in Gallup Feb. 25.

Gallup varsity boys claim home Rehoboth boys claim blowout victory against Shiprock victory against Ramah

Gallup High School senior Josh Lynch (33) catches a rebound from Shiprock junior Robert Whitehorse (22) in the first half of the boys varsity basketball game at Gallup High School Feb. 25. Victory went to Gallup, with a final score of 50-80.

Gallup seniors Josh Lynch (33), Seth Manuelito (5) and Shiprock senior Tyler Peters (30) all rush for possession of the ball in the second half of the varsity boys basketball game held at Gallup High School Feb. 25.

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Rehoboth freshman Talon West (14) catches the ball from a teammate while surrounded by Ramah players Feb. 26 at the boys varsity district playoff basketball game.

Rehoboth senior Jalen Boyd (50) is surrounded by Ramah players Feb. 26 at the boys varsity district playoff basketball game held at Rehoboth Christian School in Gallup. Rehoboth won 13-79.


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510 E. Princeton $75,000. 2 bedroom 1 Fullbath. This property features a large open concept floor plan. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the dining room window. Stop paying rent and start earning equity. 1646 Hwy 602 $205,000. 4 bedroom 3 Bathroom. Manufactured home on 10.3 Acres of breathtaking views. Spacious Garage and Storage room. 801 Burke $155,000. 3 bedroom 2 bath. Great home located above Gallup’s Ford Canyon Park. Spectacular views and elbow room for the whole family. Enjoy wood tiled floors and a Flagstone fireplace. 17 Cibola $106,000. 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom. Manufactured home on 1.783 Acres. Country Property. Spacious and Comfy. Great Starter Home. NEW HOMES available! La Paloma homes. Come and see our new floor plans! Realtor Mike Mazel OFFICE: (505) 271-8200 CELL: 505-862-9712 15.6647 acres. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any


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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 1 March 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSAGE BY TITLE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. C2019-4

WHICH IMPOSED A FOUR DOLLAR TRAFFIC EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT FEE ON VIOLATIONS RELATING TO THE OPERATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND SETTING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title and provides for all fees collected pursuant to the Ordinance to be deposited in a special fund to be used for equipment and training for traffic safety and enforcement duties of the Gallup Police Department. A complete copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico, at its regular meeting of February 26, 2019 passed, adopted and approved the following entitled Ordinance:

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2019 ERP/IRP Public Meeting Meeting date and time: Wednesday, March 27, 2019; from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Tri-State Headquarters, 1100 W. 116th Avenue, Westminster, Colorado 80234 Objectives: Tri-State will host the first of three 2019 Electric Resource Plan (ERP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) public meetings on Wednesday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at our headquarters building in Westminster, Colo. Tri-State representatives will be providing an overall background on Tri-State loads, resources and planning, as well as an update of resource changes that have been implemented or announced since the 2015 ERP/IRP process. A timeline for the 2019 ERP/IRP process will be provided. The full agenda for the meeting will be posted on the Tri-State webpage in early March. Tri-State is required to file a new ERP every four years with the PUC in Colorado and a new IRP every five years with WAPA. As part of this process, Tri-State will be holding three public meetings in 2019. Filed in 2015, the most recent ERP/IRP, along with other material related to Tri-State’s resource planning efforts can be found at www.tristate.coop/resource-planning. Online registration will be open soon and registration will be required for attendance. Online registration will close March 20. On-site registration will be required after March 20. Questions: email resourceplanning@tristategt.org or call Sarah Carlisle, 303-254-3396

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*** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Fire Excise Tax Board will hold an annual meeting on Wednesday March 6, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334; email frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov Copies of bid may be accessed on the City of Gallup website at http://www. gallupnm.gov/bids

This meeting will be held at the McKinley County Fire Administration Building, Training room, 413 Bataan Memorial Drive, Gallup, New Mexico.

Sealed bids for such will be received at the City of Gallup Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on March 19, 2019 when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1905. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 27th day of February 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor

after his arrival. Criterion are giving the film a new, 4K, digitally restored presentation for Blu-ray. The release also comes with a new interview program featuring the cast and crew, and an hour-long conversation with Charles Burnett, the director of the feature and a video tribute to the filmmaker. VCI i s del iver i n g t he low-budget genre flick, Beast of the Yellow Night (1971). They’ve given the movie a 2K restoration from the original negative and an archival print, and are providing a film historian audio commentary for the release. And Kino has Blu-ray of the films Desert Fury (1947), The Midnight Man (1974) and The Rover (1967). All feature




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10:30 am - 12:30 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer class. Limited to 10 participants.


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.


Rehoboth Christian School is

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a film historian audio commentary as well as trailers. And finally, Classic Flix has a newly restored Blu-ray of the Humphrey Bogart flick, Stand-in (1937).

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! It’s a slim week for programs for younger viewers. Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pinkatastic Pets! (PBS Kids)

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-related titles. Dynasties (BBC Earth) Master of None: Season 1 Megalodon (SyFy TV-movie) Mystery Road: Series 1 Pinkalicious & Peterrific: Pinkatastic Pets! (PBS Kids)


inviting prospective families to visit its school and campus. Lynx Fridays will be offered every Friday through May, 10. Choose between two different time slots - 8:15 am or 1 pm.  Email: admissions@ rcsnm.org or call or (505) 726-9692. SATURDAY, March 2


Herrera at (505) 863-3839 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements.

11 am - 11:30 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 11 am. This program is intended for children

ages two to four.


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.


McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partner-


COMMUNITY CALENDAR MARCH 1 - 7, 2019 CALENDAR | FROM PAGE 22 ship 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


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.


2 pm, March 2, Red Mesa Center 105 W. Hill, Gallup. The council meets first Saturdays. For more information about recycling in Gallup-McKinley County call Gerald or Millie at 722-5142 or betsywindisch@ yahoo.com. SUNDAY, March 3 MONDAY, March 4


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ Calvin Hall, Room 248, presented by The Ingham Chapman Gallery. Artist lecture by Randi O’Brien. Gallery reception to follow. Exhibit continues through April 5.


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.


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. TUESDAY, March 5


3 pm - 4 pm @ Main Branch. Presentation on how to identify schemes to trick you and how to protect yourself from dangers of the online world. Registration not required. No cost. email libtrain@gallupnm.gov


10 am - 7 pm @ Children’s Branch. March 5 through March 9.Make circuits, use the 3D printer and find out how you can take the library everywhere you go with Libby! For more information, email childlib@gallupnm.gov


A Christ-centered recovery CALENDAR

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) 979-0511.


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. WEDNESDAY, March 6


10 am - 7 pm @ Children’s Branch. March 5 through March 9. Make circuits, use the 3D printer and find out how you can take the library everywhere you go with Libby! For more information, email childlib@gallupnm.gov


10 am - 12 pm @ Northside Senior Center.  Gallup Senior Center will host computer classes presented by the library for anyone 55+. Learn basic skills.  No registration required. For information about the center: (505) 7224740; about technology (505) 863-1291


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.


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


7 pm, March 6 Westminster Presbyterian Church.151 State Highway 564 on Boardman Drive. The study and supper will be held on Fridays during Lent. Contact Pastor Lorelei Kay (505) 905-3247 or wpcgallup@gmail.com


Meets Wednesday, 6 pm - 7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.


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 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. THURSDAY, March 7


10 am - 7 pm @ Children’s Branch. March 5 through March 9.Make circuits, use the 3D printer and find out how you can take the library everywhere you go with Libby! For more information, email childlib@gallupnm.gov


4 pm - 5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD


5 pm - 7 pm @ Main Branch. Computer class. Class size limited to ten participants per session. Registration optional.

lery and Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. 2nd Street from Hill to Coal in downtown Gallup. Visit: www.galluparts.org/2ndlook.


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.


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) 979-0511.




10 am - 7 pm @ Children’s Branch. March 5 through March 9.Make circuits, use the 3D printer and find out how you can take the library everywhere you go with Libby! For more information, email childlib@gallupnm.gov


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 www.crownpointrugauction.com/


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.


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 Gal-


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.

Meets Wednesday, 6 pm - 7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.


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.



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


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.

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) 7220039 for information.

12:15 pm - 1 pm @ Room 135, Nursing Building. For more information: Tonya Thacker thackert@unm.edu; www. gallup.unm.edu/nursing

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.


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.


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.


Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 pm - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.


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.




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


6:30 pm March 8. 151 State Highway 564. Based on the book, God’s Abundant Table . Please call to RSVP (505) 905-3247 or wpcgallup@gmail. com


7 pm - 9 pm March 9 at Art123 Gallery during the March ArtsCrawl. The exhibit of works of over 200 students will continue at the gallery through April 6. Gallery hours are 1 pm - 5 pm Tuesday through Friday and 12 pm - 4 pm Saturday. For information (505) 488-2136. Or www. galluparts.org


7 pm March 9 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Boling is a touring balladeer and award-winning songwriter. Tickets are $10 at the door. Information (505) 905-3247 or wpcgallup@gmail. com

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. To post a nonprofit or

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Le to Right: Alfred Abeita, Sr., Chairman Josephine Brown, Resident Board Member Jim Saucedo, Member Roger Morris, Member

GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY 2019 BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS “Dedicated and Committed Leadership” Joe Zecca, Vice-Chairman

New Resident Board Member Josephine Brown is a tenant within the Arnold Housing Development. She has lived in Gallup since 2000 and runs the National Indian Youth Council, Inc. in Gallup.

She was born and raised in Navajo, NM and played basketball at Haskell University for 2 years and came back to UNM and graduated from there with bachelor’s degree. She was previously student senate president at UNM [Branch] and worked as a peer advisor for students for five years. She also has worked at the McKinley Works Career Center assisting families with access to services and seeking permanent employment.

Where there is no VISION – There is no HOPE! George Washington Carver

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Another great issue! An in-depth feature on the county's reasoning behind making McKinley a sanctuary county, along with the latest city spe...

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Another great issue! An in-depth feature on the county's reasoning behind making McKinley a sanctuary county, along with the latest city spe...

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