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NEWS Former Gallup police chief turns in audio recordings EXAMINING A CASE AGAINST THE CITY

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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ormer Gallup Police Ch ief Ph i l l ip Ha r t recently turned his phone over to the City of Gallup during the latest developments in his case against the city. According to City Attorney Curtis Hayes, Hart allegedly recorded conversations he had with City Manager Maryann Ustick without her consent. Baker Law Group, which is handling the case for the city, asked him to submit those conversations to the court. Hart turned in the recordings March 19. But Hayes says McKinley County-Gallup District Court has been unable to access most of them. “As I understand, some [recordings] were provided a few weeks ago, but the files of many of the recordings could not be opened and played,” Hayes said March 21. When asked if case information could be provided, Hayes said that since the case is being handled by an outside

firm, his knowledge of the case is limited. In addition, Mayor Jackie McKinney said March 22 that since this case is ongoing, he is not at liberty to discuss any of the details.

THE START OF THE CASE The March 19 hearing was the latest development in an ongoing case between Hart and the City of Gallup, one that stretches back to mid-2017. According to court documents, Hart filed a complaint for decla rator y judgment about June 12, 2017. The complaint stated that Hart raised an issue with the City of Gallup regarding the city allowing Community Service Aid Officers to pick up and transport intoxicated individuals for protective custody at Na’Nizhoozhi Center Inc. Hart had met numerous times with the city ma nager and city attorney before requesting a written directive from the city regarding the practice of transporting

Former Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart. File Photo intoxicated people to detox. The city provided an email to Hart to continue the practice that was established decades ago. The email was written by former City Attorney George Kozeliski, who said that city officials believe that the city’s liability in not following present procedures may be greater than the present procedures that came from dealing with the problem of intoxicated individuals. “We do know other communities have different policies, but we believe ours is the best for the situation we have faced for decades,” Kozeliski’s email reads. Kozeliski concluded the email by telling Hart to continue the practice the city has used in the past, adding that the city feels it is best from both a humanitarian and legal point of view.

OUTSIDE LEGAL COUNSEL Some time after telling city officials that they were violating state law by allowing uncertified CSAs to sign intoxicated people into NCI, Hart was placed on administrative leave by the city, preventing him from fulfilling his duties as police chief. Ha r t a l leged t hat t h is

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move was a violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act, which protects individuals who report a wrongdoing. Hart sought his own independent legal opinion outside the scope of his employment. On June 9, 2017, the City of Gallup received an email from Hart’s counsel, Johanna Cox. “The CSA officers are civilians and not certified or commissioned police officers,” Cox’s email reads. “[Hart] has stated that the detention, transport, and commitment of citizens by CSA agents is unlawful.” Cox said that CSA agents a re civ i l ia n s a nd t hu s have no authority to fulfill these actions, and that the Detoxification Reform Act specifically only authorizes police officers to take such actions. Yet, despite knowing the legal ramifications of the act, the city allows this practice to continue. According to Cox, Hart was told that if he did not fulfill the obligations of the Act, he would be violating city policy, despite the legal issues presented. The resolution requested by Cox amounted to $1.13 million, as well as an indemnity agreement between Hart and the city. Hart would also immediately resign as police chief. If the city was not willing to resolve the matter and accept the demand, Cox would file suit, which was the start of the ongoing case. Court documents state that a justifiable controversy exists between the City of Gallup and Hart based on two factors. The Cit y of Ga llup believes it is adhering to the Detoxification Reform Act through its protective custody practices. Ha r t a nd his attor ney, believe the established custody practices are unlawful. The outcome of the case would either terminate the controversy, or remove any uncertainty, according to court documents.

TENSIONS RISE The first hearing for the case was on Sept. 1, 2017 at the district court. This led into a non-jury trial on Jan. 9, 2018 and then a merits hearing on Feb. 28, 2018. During the Feb. 28 hearing, District Court Judge Robert Aragon ruled in favor of the City of Gallup, rejecting Hart’s interpretations of state laws concerning transporting intoxicated individuals to detox. As prev iously repor ted by the Sun, the city argued that CSAs do have the proper authority to sign intoxicated persons into a detox center like NCI because they are considered peace officers. The Sun also reported March 2, 2018 that Hart had assigned a certified police officer to be available to sign people into NCI, and that the issue at the center of the case was moot. However, Hart was not going to take the ruling as a defeat. He filed an appeal March 26, 2018, and a scheduling conference was set for April 25, 2018. The motion hearing would not be held until Jan. 22, 2019. In the months between court hearings, tensions between Hart and the city reached their peak. In June 2018, Hart was not present at his job one week, leading to reports circulating that he had been suspended or fired, which the Sun also reported on. To make the issue more complicated, neither Capt. Marinda Spencer, nor city officials were answering questions about his status, or if he would return as police chief. The City of Gallup severed ties with Hart, July 25, 2018, filing a notice of deposition to the courts Aug. 31. In the months after the deposition, the recorded conversations between Hart and the city manager came to light. The city filed a motion to compel the production of the

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City council approves resolution of support for Coal Ave Commons project By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Gallup City Cou ncil d iscussed and approved a local government road fund application to the New Mexico Department of Transportation at its recent regular meeting. The application was prepared by city staff as part of the city’s funding strategy for the Coal Ave Commons Construction Project, which has been in the works since last year. Another part of the application is a resolution of support from the city council, according to Public Works Director Stanley Henderson, who spoke for the agenda item. “Confidence is high with the project this year,” Henderson said March 26, adding that the city was denied the grant last year because the project was not shovel ready. Henderson said that they are ready and qualified this year, and when asked about a potential timetable by Dist. 2 Councilor Allan Landavazo, he said that the final decision by NMDOT will be in June, and the money will be awarded in September. If the city is awarded the

POLICE CHIEF | FROM PAGE 2 recordings on Dec. 5, which was seconded on Dec. 19.

WHERE THE CASE IS NOW Ha r t tur ned his phone over to Computer Services of Albuquerque, which provides information technology work for the city, and 43 audio files were retrieved. But most of the files could

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grant by NMDOT, it will need to provide a match of 25 percent, according to Henderson. The funding request submitted by staff was about $1.56 million, so the city would have to provide about $396,000. The funding source will be determined if and when NMDOT awards the grant to the city, Henderson said. The city will also need to pre-plan for the grant during its budgeting session, he added. Dist. 4 Councilor Fran Palochak said that Coal Ave Commons is a high-priority project, and that the city should look at any funding opportunity to get the project finished. Other items discussed at the regular meeting: • T h e W y l a n d N a t i o n a l Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation will be held again in April. The challenge is a friendly competition between cities of similar sizes to determine who can conserve the most water. The City of Gallup was the winner last year in city sizes between 5,000 and 29,999. Gallup residents can take the pledge online at http://www. mywaterpledge.com. • A utility easement from WalMart for the construction of charging stations for electric

and hybrid cars, which would allow the city to take over the high voltage line to the transformer near the parking lot, was approved with a 5-0-0 vote. No timetable was given for when the stations would be completed. • A bid contract for a replacement boiler at Red Rock

not be accessed at the March 19 hearing. This has led to a trial that was scheduled for April 2 being pushed to November after a continuance by Aragon. The deposition the city had scheduled with Hart last fall was cancelled as a result of the delay. Hart opposed setting another date for the trial, as stated by his counsel in a response that was filed March 19. The response by Cox said that there has been ample time for the city to prepare its discoveries, and that its

failure to seek relief prior to the trial should not be detrimental to Hart. “He has conducted discovery and is prepared to move forward in April as scheduled,” the response reads. “He has been unable to exercise his appellate rights with this pending, and will be prejudiced by further postponement based on the City’s inability to prepare.” The trial has been reset for Nov. 4, with deadlines also being rescheduled and the discovery period reopened by Aragon.

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El Morro Theatre set to reopen with concert THEATRE HAS BEEN CLOSED SINCE LAST FALL

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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f ter being closed for repa i r s si nce September, the El Mor ro Theatre is ready to reopen for business. El Mor ro T heat re a nd

event s center ma nager Everett Homer announced the news during the Gallup City Council regular meeting March 26. According to Homer, the stage construction project was finished just hours before the regular meeting and the theatre was

being cleaned while the meeting was underway. He added that work on the theatre screen was nearly finished, but was paused once paint jobs began. The theatre staff is scheduled to finish cleaning and installing projection and audio equipment before the upcoming

concert, Homer said. The first event planned for the newly refurbished El Morro Theatre is a performance by 7th Ave on March 29. Tickets will cost $10. Homer said that movies will begin playing at El Morro Theatre again on April 5. The first film that will be screened after the theatre’s hiatus is the Oscar-winning film from last year, A Star is Born. “The El Morro is a star of Gallup, so it’s fitting,” Homer said. A grand reopening will be held for the El Morro Theatre on April 19, Homer said. The event will be open to the public and marked by a series of films

including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jaws, and The Sound of Music. Mayor Jackie McKinney thanked Homer and his staff for their hard work on the project. He stated previously that getting the theatre up and running again was important since it is a big revenue stream for the City of Gallup.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

JAIL FIGHT Gallup, March 24 Damon Williams, 23, of Gamerco, was charged with aggravated battery after getting into a fight with another inmate at the county jail on March 24. Inmate O’Brien Brown told correction officials that he and other inmates in his pod were standing in line about 3 pm getting ready to go out for recreation time when Williams came up to him and hit him for no reason. He said he got dizzy and fell to the floor, at which time Williams got on top of him and began punching him on the head. He said he didn’t know how many times he was punched. He was transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, where he received eig ht stitches to his nose. When deputies arrived, he told them he wanted to press charges against Williams. When Williams was questioned, he admitted that he got in a fight with Brown. When asked why, Williams said he did not want to be in that pod anymore so he got into a fight.

JEWELS STOLEN Gallup, March 22 Gallup police were dispatched to a residence on Viro Circle about 3 pm on March 22 in reference to stolen property. Mark Goldstein told police that he had placed three cases of cut stones on his driveway and they were stolen. The rocks included turquoise and lapis and were worth about $2,000. He said he did not know who took them.

PARKING LOT BREAK-IN Gallup, March 22 Gallup Police are investigating a vehicle break-in that occurred during the morning hours of March 22 in the parking lot of the Econo Lodge. Joseph Martin, who was NEWS

staying overnight at the motel and who was from Tennessee, said when he woke up, he saw one of the windows on his car had been broken. He reported that some medications and a set of tools had been stolen from inside the car. Police said they had no suspects.

Gallup, March 20 Gallup Patrolman DeWayne Holder said he was dispatched to O’Reilly’s North on U.S. Highway 491 about 5:30 am on March 20 because of a possible burglary.

When he got there, he was informed that the suspect may have fled into the field behind the store and search canines were used, but no suspect was found. A clerk at the store said

he was putting items on the shelves behind the counter when he heard a loud noise. When he turned, he said he saw a man running to the back of the store. He said he confronted the man, who looked surprised and then ran toward

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ABUSE ARREST Gallup, March 22 A Twin Lakes ma n is facing cha rges of bat ter y on a household me m b e r after being accused of striking his wife in the forehead with his hand. Fallon Haven told deputies on March 22 that she and her husband, Virgil Garcia, 39, were in the drive-thru at Burger King in Gallup when they got into an argument during which Garcia threw his sandwich at her, hitting the driver side window. The argument continued as she drove north on U.S. Highway 491. She said when he pushed her head, she decided it was time to pull over. It was at that time, she said, that he hit her forehead with his hand and then left the vehicle, walking away. While this was going on, she managed to call police. Deputies found Garcia walking north on the highway and placed him under arrest. He then told deputies that he was stressed about his work and had a few drinks in Gallup. He said they began arguing and he accused his wife of hitting him.

SAMMY C’S BROKEN WINDOW Gallup, March 21 Gallup police were disp a t c h e d t o S a m m y C ’s Restaurant on Coal Avenue about 7:30 am on March 21 in connection with a report of property damage. When they got there, they found one of the front windows broken. Police said they asked for a copy of the business’s video surveillance, but Sammy Chioda said that was not necessary. All he wanted, he said, was for police to make a report.

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Prevention and treatment of Opioid Use Disorder TACKLING THE RISE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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con ference wa s held M a rch 9 a t the Dow ntow n Conference Center on the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. It was sponsored by Dine’ Council of Elders for Peace and Synergy

Behavioral Health Center. Opioids are addictive prescription medications which include: Vicodin, OxyContin, Demerol, Percoset, Darvocet, Ritalin, and Amphetamines. Some of them are natural, derived from the opium poppy. Others are synthetic. The chance of addiction to these drugs is great.

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Gallup man, already facing murder charges, is now under investigation for sexually exploiting children. T he new i nvestigation against Nicholas Esquibel, 20, occurred after Gallup detectives got a search warrant to look at his Snapchat records. Among the photos uncovered on his account were several of females who were partially unclothed. Detectives were able to trace some of these photos to a 16-year-old Gallup girl who said Esquibel asked her to allow him to take nude photos of her as well as engage in sexual activities, even though he knew she was only 16 years old. Police said they also found videos of the girl among his Snapchat records. Esquibel is currently being held in the county jail on

Nicholas Esquibel charges related to the murder of Logan Francisco at the Allsup’s Convenience Store on Jan. 9. Esquibel turned himself in to police after he learned that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. He was also charged with negligent use of a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence and shooting at/or from a motor vehicle.

The focus of the conference was to educate participants and the public on the abuse of opioids, and how everyone can assist people who don’t understand that they are abusing these prescribed medications. Representatives in attendance were health care workers, substance abuse counselors, clinical and mental health counselors, social workers, child services, nurses, and area hospital workers. The event began with a welcome address by Noreen Kelly of Dine’ Council of Elders for Peace, who co-sponsored the event. Kelly, who is a traditional counselor and a certified peer support worker, elaborated on how a counselor can help those suffering from opioid abuse. According to Kelly, she uses everyday life as a Dine’ person, where everything is respected as positive. This approach is to teach young people about themselves, where they come from, what they do, and how to be better adults. “Often you hear the word ‘eeyah’ in our culture and it typically means something scary or a taboo,” she said. “There is no taboo. The main focus is prevention. We have strategies in the Native community; our own set of laws that have been carried from the beginning. With this it is helping the youth to become positive/ better adults and eventually leaders in their families/communities.”

Kelly says one question that is often asked is, “How do we get educated enough and to take care of this?” She says doctors and counselors also ask this question about how they can help in the Gallup area. There is a ZOOM learning project at UNM-Gallup branch, that is educating community health workers according to Kelly, as well as traditional health care workers, who also take part in this training. Kelly says her organization is working with area doctors on combating this issue. “Prescription drug use is heavy here in the area, if only teaching and education was given for those who have prescribed them, then we wouldn’t have the big use of them here. We have different people from the area on our team helping to do what we are doing.” Partnering with Kelly is Synergy Behavioral Health Center, based in Gallup. Bill Pearson, who is a therapist at the clinic offers services that range from mental health, substance abuse, and out-patient counseling. Being a part of the planning group, Pearson hopes the conference brings more understanding about the issues that the local community faces with opioid abuse. Pearson also hopes that more conferences such as this will be in the works in the next six months. “Part of our effort here is to bring resources that the State of New Mexico makes available to the Gallup region,” he adds.

Noreen Kelly of Dine’ Council of Elders for Peace takes a little breather during the conference. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco “A lot of the resources, the training, the continuing education for our counselors, the community outreach, and the prevention and treatment, tend to focus in urban areas, such as Santa Fe and Albuquerque. In Gallup, we would like to see more opportunities like this for the general public, and for counselors and social workers, to have continued training.” Ma rk Mat h ison, who attended the conference, was appreciative of the training. He found it helpful in keeping up to date on the topic. Mathison said that the statistics were useful to him as a peer

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‘Grow with Google’ tour comes to Gallup By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Oc t av i a Fel l i n Public Library hosted the third New Mexico session of the Grow with Google tour March 22, an initiative that helps people grow their skills, careers, and businesses by offering free tools, training, and events. Grow with Google draws on Google’s 20-year history of building projects, platforms, and services to help people and businesses grow, according to information given out at the library. The aim is to help people across America access the best of Google’s training and tools. Highlights of the initiative include faster job searches on Google, online curriculums to teach digital tools, such as spreadsheets and email, developer training scholarships, and professional certificate opportunities in numerous information technology categories. People such as job seekers,

teachers, developers, veterans, as well as small businesses and startups, can sign up for either information workshops or one-on-one tutoring in various Google technologies during the Grow with Google tour. Peter Schottenfels, communications manager with Google, said that there has been a great turnout at each New Mexico event. “People a re excit ed [to learn] about tools and resources to get their business going,” he said. Schottenfels said that the curriculums being taught on the tour are mostly aimed at Google technologies, but the knowledge that users acquire can be transferred to other programs such as word processors and online maps. The workshops at Octavia Fellin taught participants how to get their businesses found on Google Search and Maps, as well as how to best use Gmail, Sheets, and Slides. The one-on-one coaching sessions were aimed at business

Frank Levine signs into his Google account in preparation for a classroom session at the Grow with Google event in Gallup, March 22 at Octavia Fellin Public Library. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo owners, teaching them to utilize Google Ads, Analytics, My Business, and G Suite. According to Google, their search and advertising tools helped generate about $283 billion of economic activity in 2017 for more than 1.5 million businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits across the

United States. If locals were unable to attend the workshops and coaching sessions, they will still be able to learn about various Google technologies at the library. “ T he l ibra r y ca n continue to teach what we have,” Schottenfels said. “We had

special training for the library staff that they can provide at later dates.” Schottenfels concluded his comments by saying the City of Gallup was a wonderful partner in setting up the tour stop. For more information on Grow with Google, visit: https://grow.google/

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A multi-colored “Google” sign sits outside Octavia Fellin Public Library in Gallup, March 22. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Captain Steven M. Richards, 66, of Gallup, NM died March 23, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Laura Jo Richards, parents Maurice and Sharon Richards, and his two sisters Christine Borunda and Kimberly Richards. He is survived by his three children Shephani Fabela, Micah K. Richards, Nathan D. Richards and his grandchildren Devin M. Richards, Micah Kane Richards Jr. and Laura Dawn Richards. The family will receive friends for a viewing at Rollie’s Mortuary from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Funeral Services will be held on March 29 at 10 am at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers. Please make donations to the Lung and Cancer Society. NEWS

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OPINIONS American neighbors connect via newspapers

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hat’s happening in the 50 states of the United States of America? What’s going on in small towns in America? What’s the latest information between the East Coast and the West Coast? North, South, East, West-what’s the news? Via the Internet, by way of online newspapers Americans can reach out and read about each other.  S n o w o r s u n? Q u i e t or chaos? Bir ths or

f u n e r a l s ? We d d i n g s o r divorces? Politicians, pastors, or police-what’s the story? Saints and sinners-what’s the scoop? From youngsters to oldsters-what’s the headlines? Peruse an online newspaper and find out what Americans are doing in beach cities, in rural farmland regions, and in metropolitan places.  Alabama. Alaska. Arizona. Arkansas. What’s up? C a l i fo r n i a . C olo r a d o. Con nec t icut . W h at ’s ground-breaking? 

Idaho. Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. How are you? Kansas. Kentucky. What’s shaking? Maine. Maryland. Ma ssachusetts. Michiga n. M i n nesot a . M is sis sippi. M i s s ou r i. Mont a n a . A ny hubbub?  Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. What’s the hullabaloo? Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. Nor th Carolina. North Dakota. How’s it going?

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Washington. West Virginia. Wisconsin. Wyoming. What are you up to? South Ca roli na . South Dakota. What’s the latest? Tennessee. Texas. What’s the deal? Vermont. Virginia. How’s life? Delaware. Florida. Georgia. Hawaii. Louisiana. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. Utah. Word?

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF APRIL 1

Enjoy a Last Quarter Moon on March 28. The end of a period is as important as the beginning. Most people notice a Full Moon and neglect to look outside at any other time. Madame G suggests that you breathe into the feeling and notice your surroundings. Don’t place shame or guilt on yourself. Instead notice yourself experiencing what is good in this world.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’re a perfectionist. It may not always seem like it, especially if you have a messy room or don’t have perfect scores. But, perfectionism takes many forms. Sometimes, perfectionism can lead to non-action. The reason for this is that your ideal for how it’s supposed to be interferes with your ability or energy. You’re a work in process. Don’t give up. You’ve got this!

Reaching out to an old friend can be a little nerve wracking. Will they respond? Are you still cool? Maybe they feel the same way. Be brave, dear Cancer, and push yourself to reach out. You may approach with a little clumsiness, but maybe they feel that way, too. Never give up on your friends. Show them that you care and that you’re willing to reach out. Good luck!

Do your best dear Libra and don’t judge your shortcomings so harshly. You’re only human and you can accomplish anything that you want with the help of your friends. Believe in yourself, but remember that Rome was not built in a day. Put in good steady work day-by-day and do your best to live the best life you can.

Do what is right for you Capricorn. Don’t get lost in the mix. You must learn to trust your own judgment and do what’s right for you. What do you want to do? What would you like to accomplish? Now is the time to refocus on yourself and listen to what’s in your heart. Life is full of surprises. Good things will follow.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Rejoice Leo, for the world is full of promise and hope. Believe in your dreams and keep reaching to accomplish all that you can. Live your fullest life and do your best. It’s never too early or too late to pursue your goal. Now is the time to have the life of your dreams. You can accomplish anything that you put your mind to and you can live your best life now. Go!

Live now or you’ll never get the chance, dear Taurus. Be gentle with yourself and learn to let go. Changes are highly likely in your home, career, and partnerships. Inner changes now translate to the outside world, and you’ll be seeking entirely new experiences.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ve almost got it. You received a taste of this energy last year, and now Uranus is sticking around consistently. Things may come to light that help you let go of negative attachments that have been keeping you from growing and thriving. Whatever you’re doing, no matter how bad it looksyou’ve almost got it.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t react dear Virgo. You must learn to notice your feelings and understand where they come from. Follow the thread of the feeling along the path and keep an open mind. Do your best to keep pushing forward and don’t judge what you see. Look into your heart and follow what truth you find. This is the life you have. It’s never too late to pursue your dreams.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Believe in yourself Scorpio, no one else will do it for you. Don’t make yourself smaller or less for others. There is no reason to suffer, so that others may build their own egos. You have a beautiful soul and incredible abilities. Push yourself forward with love and purpose. Don’t hang onto anger, resentment, or shame.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Life is full of challenges and turbulence. How you respond is up to you. Life is not about taking on as much as you can until you break. But, you can’t whine and cry every time something doesn’t go your way. Do your best and take disruptions with quiet strength.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

You’re more than you’ve ever imagined. You can do more than you imagine. Don’t give up. With Venus moving into your home and family sector, and Mercury turning direct in the same sector on the 28th, there is a continued focus on home life. There is a shift emerging that turns your attention to more outgoing, creative, sociable, and pleasureseeking activities.

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he g r a nd open i ng ceremony of the new Lincoln Elementary School building brought a gymnasium full of students and parents out to celebrate. The event, held March 25, featured a number of guest speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy along with food from Southwest Foodservice Excellence and music from the World Music Ensemble. Lincoln Elementa r y Principal Edgardo Castro introduced the event, and Lincoln Assistant Principal Ron Triplehorn welcomed the crowd to the new $15 million building. Triplehorn said many of the guests had likely been through the building since students began settling in near the start of February, but insisted that guests take a tour of the new building, regardless. “It’s a really beautiful building. The district is really proud of this building,” he said, adding that it came out better than expected. After Triplehorn was finished with his presentation, Gallup-McKinley County School Superintendent Mike Hyatt spoke to the crowd. Hyatt thanked Rep. Patricia Lundstom, D-Gallup, for her support in securing the necessary funding to build the new facility.

OPIOID | FROM PAGE 6 counselor. He said the numbers presented gave him hope. “I’m a part of Celebrate Recovery which is just like AA, which uses the Twelve Steps of AA. It’s faithbased, that is church related. We meet every Tuesday at 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Joshua Generation Church in Gallup, Zuni, and Window Rock, AZ.” Rose Kaye, of Sanostee, who specializes in Clinical and Mental Health, found the workshop to be informing and insightful for her job. Clients COMMUNITY

Other city officials acknowledged at the ceremony included Di s t . 1 Cou nci lor L i nd a Garcia, Dist. 4 Councilor Fran Palochak, and McKinley County Commissioner Billy Moore. “It takes all of our energy just to get the money and build beautiful buildings like this,” Hyatt said. “We need all of our legislative support, and they’ve been very supportive.” Hyatt also gave credit to all the people behind the scenes in the construction of the building, including architects, the State of New Mexico, as well as parents, students, and staff. “They spend a lot of hours putting in design ideas, making sure the layout looks good and is functional for students, and that it will last a lifetime,” he said. The finished building is an exciting move for the community, staff, and parents, but especially the students, Hyatt added. To commemorate the occasion, Hyatt told the students of Lincoln Elementary to stand up and shout a slogan they had come up with: “Good, Better, Best.” This phrase represented what the crowd was there to celebrate, Hyatt said. “We had a good building, we got better, and we got the best building now,” he said. Hyatt concluded his comments by saying the new Lincoln Elementary School building will be a part of the community for generations. At the end of the ceremony, Hyatt helped the students cut the grand opening ribbon. that are referred to her often fall in the opioid field and according to Kaye, it’s always helpful to know more about this topic, to better deal with her clients on getting them the help they need. “I really enjoyed it and especially the numbers discussed on the usage of opioids,” she said. “In fact, I recorded some of the speakers for their informative topics.” Training was made possible through funding by: New Mexico State Opioid Hub, New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division, and Navajo Nation Behavioral Services.

Joseph Haley, right, looks through the supplies in the Navajo tradition and language classroom while other students walk along the outside of the new Lincoln Elementary School building March 25 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Michael Swatzell, right, and Aiden Gonzales walk through the aisles of the new Lincoln Elementary School library March 25, during the grand opening event in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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‘Dumbo’ stumbles in some areas, soars in others By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 112 MINUTES The latest Disney animated classic to receive a live-action retelling is Dumbo, the tale of an infant elephant born with enormous ears that give him the ability to fly. However, fans of the 1941 original should be forewarned. This take is very different from the original, meaning audiences may not be getting what they expect when the curtain rises. It has its fair share of issues, but there’s enough good stuff in here to earn it a modest recommendation. It all begins when ex-circus performer and WWI veteran Holt Ferrier (Colin Farrell) returns home to his troupe after years in service. Besides having lost a limb in battle, his wife has passed away, and proprietor Max Medici (Danny DeVito) reveals the show is in

Dumbo with aerial artist Colette Marchant (Eva Green) who works to make the elephant a star. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures dire straits, leaving the future uncertain for Holt and his kids, Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Findlay Hobbins). Holt is forced to look after the company’s big investment, a pregnant elephant. When she gives birth to Dumbo, Max becomes furious about the baby’s physical abnormalities. However, the circus’ fortunes change when the children discover that Dumbo can fly. This generates interest and

offers from entrepreneur V. A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who decides to incorporate the troupe into his theme park and develop an act featuring the elephant and his girlfriend Colette (Eva Green). Dumbo the elephant is extremely well-rendered with giant eyes and a sweet, timid disposition (and a bit of an obsession with catching feathers). It’s impossible not to like the title character and feel

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for Dumbo’s many hardships. In fact, one wishes that there was more of the pachyderm. The visual effects are remarkable and many of the shots of the animal flying through the air look fantastic and should please young and old alike. The production design and stylized period settings are gorgeous to look at, from the wide open fields to the neon and art-deco inspired theme park. Another plus is some of the creative shot selection, including the camera following a train into a tunnel and spinning into a circus-tent-like pattern. Additionally, there is some great use of fish-eye lenses to show Dumbo’s point-of-view, with many of the creepier circus visuals warping and looking even eerier to the title character. While it’s a wonder to look at, the earlier synopsis actually highlights the film’s biggest issue. There are an awful lot of characters and subplots occurring here, too many to delve into and examine effectively. Some have great potential, like Holt coming to home and transitioning to life minus an appendage. He’s a likable character and one that certainly relates to the animal on display, but the story doesn’t have enough time to deal with this interesting material in detail, and so the character simply and stoically moves forward. For this reviewer, the children are the biggest human element that doesn’t work. They’re in a large portion of the film as Dumbo’s closest friends and co-caretakers. However, as characters they don’t make an

impression or do an awful lot to help move the story forward. They encourage the animal and offer advice to adults, but otherwise are spectators, in the end taking attention from the more developed parts. One assumes the studio must have insisted that kids be featured prominently in the story, but they seem extraneous here among the troupe. At least some of the interspersed humor works well. The addition of evil entrepreneur Vandevere is welcome and he is a sufficiently sinister character. Additionally, some of the supporting bits, like standoffish financier J. Remington (Alan Arkin), get some very funny deadpan lines as things spiral out of control. It’s also amusing to see a circus strongman Rongo (Deobia Oparei) taking on triple duty as a publicist and accountant for his failing circus. In the end, the movie is overstuffed and there’s a bit of an everything-but-the-kitchensink feel to the proceedings, which takes away from the elements that do work. Yet, I still enjoyed the film enough to overlook its failings and give it a pass for what was successful. Remakes are a tricky proposition. Do everything as it was done in the original and you get slammed as a carbon copy. Make a darker and different movie and you’re critiqued for not being close enough to the classic. Dumbo may not always work and stumbles, but at least it tries to give audiences something new, and in doing so, occasionally soars. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com

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SPORTS 360 Patriots edge out Grants in 1-point game GRANTS 9 – MIYAMURA 10

Miyamura sophomore Marc Rios (5) jumps and congratulates teammate junior Dante Griego (6) for hitting the winning run in the 11th inning of the varsity baseball game against Grants March 27 in Gallup. Final score: Grants 9 - Miyamura 10. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Grants junior Austin Hall (5) covers first base as a Miyaura player slides back to safety March 27 at the varsity baseball game in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura players huddle up and hold hands before the 10th inning of the varsity baseball game against Grants in Gallup March 27. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura pitcher sophomore Marc Rios (5) throws a short hit to first base getting a player from Grants out March 27 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura senior Jason Cordova (1) slides to steal second as the ball bounces on the turf behind him. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Pursuant of the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act, the following items will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or related charges. Property is located at: Sunrise Self Storage 3000 W. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-7227989 for more information.

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Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www.co.mckinley. nm.us Dezirie Gomez CPO Human Resource Director *** REPORTER The Gallup Sun has immediate openings for experienced freelance reporters living in McKinley or nearby Apache county for consistent weekly beat coverage in Gallup, N.M. Opportunity for full-time job available! Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Internship opportunities available. Email resume and links/

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Teresa Kiser 920 W. Maloney Gallup, NM 87301 Mattress, x-mas & Kitchen Items Boxes & Bags of Misc. Items Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. CASH ONLY Please call office to verify Info. Sale May Be Cancelled By Right of Lien Holder Published: March 22 & 29, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE GALLUP-McKINLEY

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COUNTY NEW MEXICO NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Self-Service Storage Lien Act of the state of New Mexico,48-11-7, that the following personal property will be sold or otherwise disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or other related charges. The personal property is located at Butler’s Self Storage, 2425 E. Aztec Ave, Gallup, New Mexico. Mailing address 1900 E. Hwy. 66 Suite C, Gallup, NM 87301.

CLASSIFIEDS DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Bat, cradle board, desks and catalytic converter The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. This notice is being published once a week for two consecutive weeks. Published: March 29 & April 5, 2019

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Unit: A04 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Laner, Carmen R. P.O. Box 248 Prewitt, NM 87045 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Furniture, tv’s, cooler, camera and totes

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Unit: A09 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Frank, Amanda 1012 W. Wilson Gallup, NM 87301 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Patio chairs, dresser, mattresses, tv and microwave Unit: A12 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Delgado, Janilee J. P.O. Box 281 Gamerco, NM 87317 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Mattresses, sofa, tv, lamps and bags of misc. Items Unit: B13 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Tapaha, Lyle G. DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Bags and totes of misc. Items Unit: B15 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Begay, Reynold 2410 E. Aztec D-56 Gallup, NM 87301 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Washer, dresser, fishing rods, tv, furniture Unit: B26 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Smith, Anthony K. P.O. Box 4652 Yahtahey, NM 87375

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Self-Service Storage Lien Act of the state of New Mexico,48-11-7, that the following personal property will be sold or otherwise disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or other related charges. The personal property is located at Butler’s Self Storage Too, 309 Dee Ann, Gallup, New Mexico. Mailing address 1900 E. Hwy. 66 Suite C, Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place Friday April 19, 2019 at 9:45 A.M. Unit: 11 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Billiman, Terry P.O. Box 242 Tsaile, AZ 86556 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Ice chest, hats, cradle board, bags and boxes of misc. Items Unit: 12 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Sanchez, Emilia A. 2035 San Juan Dr. Apt. 106 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Baby items, step ladder, grill, bags of misc. Items Unit: 30 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Martin, Katerina #31 Alonzo Court Thoreau, NM 87323 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Arrows, fishing poles, totes

and bags of misc. Items Unit: 41 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Sam, Ophelia J. P.O. Box 1381 Churchrock, NM 87311. DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Wheelchair, mattress, dresser and kitchen housewares Unit: 42 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Sanchez, Emilia A. 2035 San Juan Dr. Apt. 106 Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Tires, rims, mattress, tv and speakers Unit: 45 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Tsosie, Alta R. P.O. Box 331 Gallup, NM 87305 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Skateboards, movies and an air mattress Unit: 46 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Begay, Candace C. 2534 e. Aztec Gallup, NM 87301 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Bedroom set Unit: 47 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Denetso, Harold P.O. Box 410 Houck, AZ 86506 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: DJ equipment, speakers, fog machine, cd;s, records, furniture and a rug Unit: 67 NAME AND LAST KNOWN ADDRESS OF OCCUPANT: Dawes, Melissa M. P.O. Box 61 Mentmore, NM 87319 DESCRIPTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY: Clothes, boots, bags and boxes of misc. items The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale.

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*** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019. Item One will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on April 23rd, 2019. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: CASE # 1800100001: Request by Rico Land & Cattle Co., property owner, for the Annexation of Parcel 1, Menapace Section 26 Subdivision containing approximately 125.2604 acres with an initial zoning designation of Heavy Commercial Zone District (HC). Said property is located Southwest of Highway 66 and Rico Street. ITEM TWO: CASE # 1900600002: Request by Floyd Hardesty on behalf of Uriah N. Hardesty, property owner, for the Rezoning of approximately 3.959 acres FROM Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) TO Single Family Residential- B Zone District (SFR-B). The properties are located South of 810 Patton Drive; more particularly described as Tract C-1, 24 15 18, Hidden Valley Subdivision Replat of Tracts C, D & H, 2.467 Acres M/L; Tract C-2 Hidden Valley Subdivision Replat of Tracts C, D & H, 24 15 18, Containing 1.492 Acres M/L. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Nomination and election of the new Vice-Chairperson ITEM TWO: Out-of-State travel request for the Animal Control Coordinator ITEM THREE: Quarterly Financial Report ITEM FOUR: FY 2020 Projected Budget Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk Published: March 29, 2019 *** REQUEST FOR BIDS The Southwest Indian Foundation is requesting bid for the following: HOME CONSTRUCTION BUILDING MATERIAL for five (5) houses: 1-One (1) Bedroom, 2-Two (2) Bedroom and, 2-Three (3) Bedroom PROJECT NAME: OPERATION FOOTPRINT FUNDING SOURCE: NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING ASSISTANCE AND SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF 1996 (NAHASDA) Bid specifications and construction material list can be obtained from the Project Office of Southwest Indian Foundation located at 218 E. Historic Highway 66. Telephone: (505) 863-9568

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 13 is applicable. Bidders claiming preference must submit evidence of the certification with their bid. Bids will not be opened publicly and Southwest Indian Foundation reserves the right to reject any all bids. Bids are to be plainly marked “BID for OPERATION FOOTPRINT HOMES” All firms submitting bids under this solicitation must comply with all qualification requirements referenced in the solicitation documents in order for their bid to be considered. To be published in The Gallup Sun: March 29th & April 5, 2019 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Liquor Excise Tax Allocation Committee (LET Allocation Committee) will hold a discussion and recommendation meeting on Monday April 1st at 10:30 a.m., or immediately following the Navajo Gallup Water Project

This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Conference Room, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Shawna Garnenez at (505) 722-3868 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 27th day of March, 2019 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Bill Lee, Chairperson To be published in The Gallup Sun: March 29th, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1907

Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: RENTAL OF MILLING MACHINE & ASPHALT PAVER 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 Sealed bids for such will be received at the City of Gallup Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on April 16, 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 1907. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened.

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Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on April 16, 2019 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the Formal Bid Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS will be accepted, and proposals submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 27th day of March 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, March 29 2019

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Last day of annual SAC Week @ Rehoboth Christian High School. For more information, contact Chris VanSlooten at cvanslooten@rcsnm.org or (505) 726-9631.

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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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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.

WE READ, WE TALK BOOK CLUB

2 pm – 3 pm @ Main Branch Saturday, March 30th at 2:00 p.m. March book discussions of There There by Tommy Orange will take place in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch. Get ready for some good food and tons of fun! For more information please call 505-863-1291 or email bmartin@gallupnm.gov.

NEWSPAPERS | FROM PAGE 8 Read the DeQueen Bee in DeQueen, Arkansas. Scan The Mo nr oe County B uzz, owned by Bee  Publishers, in Madisonville, Tennessee. Or ex plore t he  A l p in e Ava l an ch e  i n Ava la nche, Texa s. Lea r n more about A p p a l a c h i a n , O h io c it i zen s i n t he  Po r t s m o ut h Daily Times  or the  News CALENDAR

MONDAY, April 1

GRADUATION 2019 EXPRESS

9 am – 4 pm @ Gurley Hall Common Area. For more information, contact the Academic Advisement Desk: (505) 863-7706.

CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD

Meets on the first Monday from 3:30 pm - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 7220039 for information. TUESDAY, April 2

GRADUATION 2019 EXPRESS

9 am – 4 pm @ Gurley Hall Common Area. For more information, contact the Academic Advisement Desk: (505) 863-7706. WEDNESDAY, April 3

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.

GRADUATION 2019 EXPRESS

9 am – 4 pm @ Gurley Hall Common Area. For more information, contact the Academic Advisement Desk: (505) 863-7706.

TRANSFER FAIR

10 am – 2 pm @Gurley Hall lobby area. UNM Albuquerque campus representatives will be available in person. To set an appointment, call (505) 863-7573 or email mcolling@ unm.edu. THURSDAY, April 4

‘OH HORRORS! IT’S MURDER!’

Gallup Repertory Theater presents an interactive murder mystery musical. Runs through April 7. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7 pm. Sunday performance starts at 6 pm. Tickets $10 for Watchman. Check out the Gila Herald in Arizona or the Katy News in Texas. T he Un it e d S t a t e s of A mer ica is a fa sci nati ng nation. “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain. America, America, God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” (Lyrics to “America the

CALENDAR

adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Buy tickets online at galluprep.org.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)

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

TECH TIME: EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

5 pm – 7 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is optional. ONGOING

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.

LYNX FRIDAY - OPEN HOUSE

Rehoboth Christian School is 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.

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.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Beautiful.”) From sea to sea, you can read American stories in online newspapers. Newspapers contain snapshots of the day-nationa l news and local news. People information. Human interest accounts. Every person is a story and has a story; narratives composed of happenings and memories in seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months, years. Moments that blend in and moments that stand out.

Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 pm. Visit aa-fc.org for more info.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Tuesday, 6 pm - 8 pm. Journey Church, 501 S. Third St. (505) 979-0511.

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.

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.

RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS What happens between birth and death is my unique story and yours as well. Humans are living calendars. Events are captured in newspapers—individual time capsules of words. Newspapers are records of humanity’s triumphs and tragedies; successes and failures; tales of the best of times and tales of the worst of times. History is remembered in newspapers.  Connect with your

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. SAVE THE DATE

THE APRIL SHOW - OPENING

7 pm – 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. Opening Saturday, April 13 continuing through May 7. See inspirational and transformational work by local artists! Follow ART123 on Facebook @123Gallery.

LIVE BIRDHOUSE AUCTION BENEFIT

Annual live birdhouse auction will take place May 5. Artists and craftspeople are sought to complete birdhouses by April 21. Birdhouses to benefit American Cancer Society’s Rel;ay For Life of Gallup. For more information: gallupbirdhouses.com or call Linda Shelton at (505) 722-2175 or (505) 297-9515.

2ND LOOK ON 2ND STREET

6 pm – 8 pm Tuesday, April 23 @ ART123, Free Spirit, LOOM and opo Galleries + Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. Catch art shows, artist talks and artist demos while enjoying a complimentary beverage from Camille’s. More info at  www. gallupart.org/2ndLook.

WINE & PAINTING

6 pm – 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery Thursday, April 25. Have a creative night out at ART123! Register at www.galluparts.org/wine-and-painting. 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.

American neighbors via online newspapers. And put National Newspaper Week on your calendar for October 6. Freedom of the press in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. “He who is without a newspaper is cut off from his species,” declared P. T. Barnum. Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, and educator. She lives in Ohio.

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A great issue this week, featuring a feel-good cover story on Lincoln Elementary School, and some hot news, such as the former police chief'...

Gallup Sun • March 29, 2019  

A great issue this week, featuring a feel-good cover story on Lincoln Elementary School, and some hot news, such as the former police chief'...

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