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Statute and Procedural Issues 5 By Cody Begaye dismissed by the court. be taken as an observation.” 6 Month Rule 3 Sun Correspondent Between July 2017 a nd The reasons listed in the Disposition Detail Disposition Percentages Detail 1 Refusal toDisposition Issue Bench Warrant July 2018, 365 cases were repor t for ca se dismissa l 160 143 recent report illusmon itored. Of t h at nu m- include statute and proce160Motion for Time Extension Denied 1 6 143 trates-the many DWI b er 216 wer e d i 4% s m i s s e d dural issues, initial DWI inves140 -3 Initial DWI Investigation Issues 7 arrests a nd 25 received defer red tigation issues, plea deals, and 140 each week 1104 120 in McKinley County. Unlawful prosecution. defendants 104 2 30% who were found 102Traffic Stop 120 Sometimes these result to be either incompetent or 2 30% 77%DWIs102 100 Implied Consent 1 24% tragedies. One crash in parWHAT IS THE deceased. 82 7% in 1% 0.7% 100 REASON FOR ticular, on May 14, resulted However, the two largest Lack of Reasonable Suspicion82 1 80 THIS? in two fatalities. factors for cases being dis3 42% - Alcohol is 7% 3 80 been a con60 Probable Cause believed to have missed were issues with evi224% 22.2% tributing factor in this case. Issues Maura Scha nefelt, DW I dence, and cases ending with Evidentiary 54 40 1% agreements, an 3.2% 4%This recent 60 report, the New p r o g r a m m a n a g e r f o r hold open BAC Below .08 10 13 Mexico DWI Court Monitoring McKinley County, said some arrangement where the defen20 40 byOfficer 3 1 Project, produced Mothers No Longer with Agency of the results appear wor- dant has an option to comAgainst Drunk Driving and risome. But, she added, it is plete a victim impact panel, 0 13 Blood Test 5 20 Department the New Mexico also important42% to consider the community service, and DWI 3 Guilty Not Guilty Deferrred Dismissed Amended Suppression/Exclusion of Witness 5 of Transportation, shows in methods at play. school. Under that agreement, ssal Detail 0 numbers and graphs how seri“The MADD report does defendants can get their cases Testimony ssues ous the5problem has Guilty Guilty Deferrred Dismissed Amended County appear Guilty state Notit’s Guilty Deferrredl Dismissed Amended become Not For starters, drivers who in McKinley not a statistica Insufficient Evidence 22 Month Rule 3 in several New Mexico coun- operate a vehicle under the to have roughly a 66 percent analysis,” she said in a May 21 DWI Disposition Percentages ties, McKinley in particular.Officer influence or while chance of having their cases phone call. “The report should | SEE PAGE 11 Failure to intoxicated Appear 4 h Warrant 1 on Denied 1 Officer Failure to Appear4% PTI 5 Reasons for Dismissal Percentages Issues 7 Missing PTI 2 Disposition Percentages raffic Stop 2 Deceased Stopping Officer 1 30% 1% d Consent 1 Defendant in Federal 4% 24% Custody 1 66% Suspicion 1 1% Transfer to District Court 9 ble Cause 3 30% Unknown Reason for Dismissal 5 11% 54




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School board thanks legislators for impact aid support Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education thanked state legislators who supported GMCS and their students throughout the school year at the board’s May 20 meeting.

The board was most pleased with the help during the debates over state impact aid during the New Mexico legislature’s regular session in March. “This was a fight of all fights this year,” GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt said. “When [the Legislature] was bringing up impact aid, it was going to be a

battle.” Impact aid is a federal funding source for rural schools that exist mostly on tax exempt land, such as tribal lands. Schools in cities like Albuquerque receive more tax support from the city, but schools in areas like Gallup and Zuni don’t receive as much tax support due to their

Sens. George Munoz, D-Gallup, and Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants, center, were recognized by the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education at the May 20 meeting. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye


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locations. Rural districts like GMCS thus rely more on impact aid than urban districts. For several decades, New Mexico has made it so the state can effectively take up to 25 percent of a district’s impact aid and redistribute that funding to other schools. When Senate Bill 170 was introduced during the legislative session, its intent was to keep the state from taking away any of the impact aid that rural school districts receive. Hyatt said the district is extremely grateful to the legislators who sided with GMCS on the matter, and said the board wanted to recognize them for their efforts, specifically the two who sponsored SB 170 in March. One of those recognized was

Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup, who said the most valuable lesson from the past legislative session is that what GMCS lacks in comparison to other school districts is the money given by the state. The possibility of legal action against the state remains if rural districts continue to receive less


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July Fourth will include fireworks in McKinley County COUNTY COMMISSION TAKES NO ACTION TO BAN FIREWORKS

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he discussion of a possible ban on certain ty pes of fireworks picked up where it left off during the McKinley County Boa rd of Commissioners’ recent regular meeting. As discussed at the May 7 meet i ng, t he Boa rd of Commissioners heard the regional drought conditions read by County Fire Chief Jason Carlisle. At that time, Ca rl isle st ated McK i n ley County was under moderate drought conditions, and the danger of severe drought would not impact Gallup. During the May 20 meeting, Carlisle said that the recent weather maps showed severe drought danger in McKinley County had decreased since the previous meeting. “The county is in moderate drought or abnormally dry [conditions], but it’s improving,” he said.

Ca rlisle descr ibed the decreasing drought conditions as the county coming out of a bad spell, which is something the county fire department is happy about, even as it should continue to prepare for the worst, he added. The item was for presentation and discussion only, but Carlisle said those who want to purchase and set off fireworks in the coming weeks should do so with caution. “Please be safe [when using fireworks], and call the fire department at the first sign of trouble,” he added. “It’s better we show up before [fires] get too big.” While no action was taken during the meeting, and no public comment was given, County Attorney Doug Decker reiterated that the last day the county can take action on a potential ban is June 4, and that a ban cannot be imposed without a portion of the county being under severe drought conditions.

Left to right: Chris Mortensen, Michael Schaaf, Priscilla Manuelito, Granite Louis, Kevin Mitchell, Charles Long, and Mike Hyatt. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

School board recognizes Navajo Pine student SCHOLARSHIP WINNER CRIES INTO BURGER WHEN HE FINDS OUT By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education started their recent meeting by taking time to recognize the only Gates Millennium Scholar from GMCS this past school year. Granite Louis, a senior from Navajo Pine, was commended for being given the award at the board’s May 20 meeting. “ T h is is a sig n i f ica nt

accomplishment,” Hyatt said during the meeting. “Very few students receive this scholarship.” T he G a t e s M i l le n iu m Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship that will apply to both undergraduate and graduate studies, Hyatt said. “We’re excited for him and grateful we have students like this who excel in the system, and achieve more than we prepare them for,” he added. Dur ing his recognition speech, Louis said the

scholarship process began in the fall, with a general application, and then a second application that required an essay, followed by an online interview. He recalled how he was travelling with the school baseball team in Thoreau when he got the email saying he was named one of the Gates Millenium recipients. “We were at Wendy’s [when I heard], and we were crying into our burgers,” he said. “It was good news to hear.”

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

SNEAKING IN DRUGS Gallup, May 16 Dr ug cha rges were placed against an inmate at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on May 16 after drugs were found on his person during a routine search. Correction officials said Sean Torres, no age given, of Gallup, was found to have a small bag in the waistband of his underwear during the morning inspection. Inside the bag, gua rds said they found what appeared to be suboxone, an illegal narcotic. Torres claimed the bag was not his but charges of possession of a dangerous drug were made.

CAR FIRE Gallup, May 15 T he McK i n ley Cou nt y Sher i f f ’s Of f ice i s i nves tigating a fire that totally destroyed a car on Cousins

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Road on May 15. According to the police report, Miranda Yazzie, a volunteer firefighter, said she was on the way to the fire station when she saw a group of vehicles around a pickup truck that had been totally destroyed by fire. When she arrived at the scene, the fire was out and the people at the scene said they stopped to render aid. She said she also noticed an intoxicated ma n sta nding behind the vehicle who was yelling. By the time other firefighters arrived on the scene, ever yone had left. During an inventory of the vehicle’s contents, firefighters found a two gallon gas can and an oil waste can just east of the vehicle. T h e s h e r i f f ’s of f ic e checked and could find no reports that the vehicle had been stolen.

OFFICER ASSAULT Gallup, May 6 A Navajo, N.M. man is facing assault on a police officer

charges after he threatened a Gallup police officer. Ma r ion Ja mes, 22, wa s also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and for having three outstanding warrants from the Gallup Municipal Court. Ga l lu p Pol ic e O f f ic er Jera ld Watch ma n sa id he was dispatched to the area near the 1000 block of West 66 Highway on May 6. On the way there, he noticed a man and woman arguing under the Munoz Bridge so he stopped. The woman told Watchman that the two were headed to the Colonial Motel and began arguing, during which she accused James of trying to hit her. Watchman said he had dealt with the woman before and in that case, she had lied. Wat ch m a n h a d pl a ced James in his unit before he talked to the woman because of the outstanding warrants. He allowed the woman to go on to the motel so he make preparations to take James in on the warrants. But Ja me s d id not go quietly. Watchman reported that

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BREAKING AND ENTERING Gallup, May 6 Cipr i a no M a rk Ga rci a reported to Gallup police on May 6 that someone had broken into a house he was building on the 1800 block of Mark Avenue. He said he went over to the house that morning and discovered that his back door, which will cost $2,000 to replace because it was made of fiberglass, was damaged. Entry to the house was made by busting the window, which he sa id w ill cost a nother $3,000 to replace. He said his plumber stayed the night at the house but reported seeing no one and

DRUGS AND BULLYING Gallup, May 6 Gallup police officers have been dealing a lot with middle school students in recent days on drug and bullying issues. Police were called to Chief Manuelito Middle School on April 26 after teachers found two female students in possession of drug paraphernalia. One of the students was fou nd i n possession of a smoking pipe, which she said she found in a field near the school. The pipe was confiscated and the student’s parents were called to pick the student up. The other student wa s seen with a thin glass pipe that had liquid inside of it. The student admitted that the pipe was hers and that the liquid was THC, which is the main ingredient of marijuana. Her parents were also called to pick her up. No criminal charges were filed and the school is planning to hold disciplinary hearings for both students. Police were called back to the school on May 6 after another two female students were detained by security officials after they came to school smelling of marijuana. One of the students was sent to the office where she took a pouch from inside her underwear. The pouch contained two black smoking pipes. Both students had


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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Alvin Roan May 15, 3:00 pm DWI McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was driving on U.S. Highway 491 near the 11-mile marker when he saw a vehicle speeding. He clocked it going 76 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour speed zone. He conducted a traffic stop. When he talked to the driver, Alvin Roan, 34, of St. Michaels, he noticed signs that Roan was intoxicated. He asked Roan if he would agree to take the standard field sobriety test. Roan asked why since he knew Guerrero smell alcohol on his breath. But he agreed to take the test anyway and failed. He refused to take the breath alcohol test. Since Roan was arrested in a section of the highway that was on Navajo Reservation land, Roan was taken to the Window Rock Jail and booked there. Ronald Sam May 14, 4:21 pm DWI (First offense) McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Eric Jim said he was requested to aid other deputies who had found Sam, 54, of William Acres, asleep behind in

his vehicle, wh ich wa s on Cou nt y Road 1 with its engine on. S a m showed signs of being intoxicated and was barely able to walk, so an ambulance was called and he was transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center where Jim said he went to talk to him. Jim said he asked Sam if he knew where he was and Sam said in a hospital. But he could not remember what happened. He said he was on his way to his girlfriend’s house. He also admitted that he had consumed seven pints of liquor that evening. He said he was alone drinking in the hills. He agreed to take a modified sobriety test and failed. He then agreed to have blood drawn to have a blood alcohol test done. Later that day, Sam was released and was transported to the county jail where he was charged with DWI. Elvina Tsosie April 27, 7:28 pm Aggravated DWI (First offense) Elvira Tsosie, of Pinedale, was stopped by a Gallup police officer after he noticed

her vehicle almost hit the curb and then go into the opposite lane. T h e r e were th ree passengers in the vehicle and police observed several empty bottles in the vehicle. Tsosie also showed signs of being intoxicated, having bloodshot eyes and slurring her words. She agreed to take a field sobriety test which she failed. She then agreed to a portable breath test and blew a .307. She refused to take a breath alcohol test. Besides the aggravated DWI charged, she received several other charges including having no driver’s license, no license or registration, and having a fictitious license plate. Two of the passengers inside the vehicle were also intoxicated and taken to the Gallup Detox Center. Tillman Delgarito April 25, 6:53 pm Aggravated DWI

Gallup Patrolma n Randy Delena said he was on rout i ne patrol when he noticed a vehicle traveling south on the Munoz Overpass that didn’t have a license plate or temporary plates. He did a traffic stop and talked to Delgarito, 27, of Prewitt, who said he was coming

from Mexican Springs. Delena sa id Delga r ito showed signs of being intoxicated and had trouble keeping his balance. When asked if he had anything to drink that day, Delgarito said he only had one can of beer two hours before driving. He agreed to to take a field sobriety test and failed. He also agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .24 and .23.


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Two arrested in drug bust Staff Reports


allup Police narcotics agents and detectives executed a search warrant at approximately 3 pm May 21 at 107 Morgan Circle in reference to an investigation of possible narcotics trafficking. Agents recovered heroin from the residence. Chantala Diaz, 27, and Janice Diaz-Garcia, 45, both of Gallup, were arrested and charged with multiple felonies, including

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POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 8 bloodshot watery eyes and police contacted their parents to pick them up. Again, no criminal action was taken and school officials said the two will have disciplinary hearings in the near future. The bullying case centered a rou nd a 12 -yea r- old boy going to Gallup Mid-School. His mother told police her son had been bullied throughout the year and although she reported it to the principal, nothing was done. On this day, the mother said, an older boy punched him in the face and broke his glasses as he was going to one of his classes. His mother said she was going to meet with the school principal the next day to see if something can be done to stop the bullying.


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Gallup, April 26 Jesus Resendiz, of Gallup, is still wondering who used his name to order an iPhone. His problems began in midApril when he got a package a package from Fedex. Inside he found a new iPhone and a bill from Verizon for $1,200. Resendiz said he had no idea who ordered the phone since his carrier was T-Mobile. He called Verizon and officials there said they had no idea who used his name to order the phone. They said he could return it if he filed a police report which he now has done.

DOMESTIC TROUBLE Gallup, April 26 Ga l lu p Pol ice O f f icer Richard Rangel said he was dispatched to Viro Circle about 10:30 pm on April 26 in connection with a domestic dispute. Shortly before he arrived at the scene, he was told the parties had left in a vehicle so he went in search of the vehicle and found it nearby. When he did a traffic stop, he said he saw Martin Morales, 24, of Gallup, step out from the passenger side door and drop something to the ground. Rangel said that as Morales walked toward him, he asked him what he had dropped and he didn’t respond. As he was patted down for weapons, Morales couldn’t stand still

and when Rangel placed him in handcuffs, he tried to pull away. Morales told Rangel that he and his girlfriend were just verbally arguing and yelling loudly. Nothing physical had happened. His girlfriend, who was driving the car, said the same thing. Mora les, however, wa s placed under arrest when Rangel went back and recove r e d w h a t Mo r a le s h a d dropped. It turned out to be a black case containing a black tar substance as well as a white crystal substance as well as drug paraphernalia. Morales was charged with possession of a controlled substa nce a nd ta mper ing with evidence.

KNIFE ATTACK Gallup, April 24 A 16 -yea r- old Br imha ll youth has been charged with aggravated assault after he reportedly pulled a knife on a man in the downtown walkway on April 24. Emanuel Haudley was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Ga l lu p Pol ice O f f icer Darius Johnson said he was dispatched to the walkway about 8:30 pm because of a report of a disturbance. When he got there, he met Kyle Frank, who told him he was walking through the downtown walkway when he saw Haudley picking on an elderly man sitting in the walkway. Frank said he confronted Haudley a nd they began arguing. Frank said Haudley then pulled out a black pocket knife and started walking toward him. Frank said he yel led at h i m a nd bega n backing up when two security guards walked into the walkway. Haudley then began walking away. Haudley was later spotted near Taco Bell on the east side and police came up to him and told him to stop walking. He ignored the command, said Johnson, and started giggling. When he did stop, he was uncooperative, refusing to tell police his last name or how to contact his mother. He did admit he was carrying a pocket knife and drug paraphernalia, which was found during a pat down. He was then transported to San Juan Juvenile Center. NEWS

DWI | FROM PAGE 4 dismissed. Eighty-eight cases were dismissed due to evidentiary issues such as insufficient ev idence, suppres sion or exclusion of testimony, or a lack of completed pre-trial interviews. However, Schanefelt added that lowering the number of cases dismissed by the courts will be difficult because of the number of factors in play, including the judges, prosecutors, and public defenders, law enforcement agencies, and any jurisdictional issues. T he S un at tempted to reach out to elected District Attorney Paula Pakkala to a sk about the remova l of hold over agreements, which the Sun discussed with her in December 2017, but phone calls were not returned as of press time.

IS THE HOLD OPEN AGREEMENT JUST A SLAP ON THE WRIST? One of the biggest contributors to cases being dismissed is the aforementioned

AID SUPPORT | FROM PAGE 6 aid than urban districts, and it’s something GMCS should be ready for, Munoz said. “If the governor doesn’t get [the aid support] together, then we need to be prepared to file that lawsuit,” he said. “As with the Yazzie-Martinez case, and impact aid, it seems the only way we win in this district is through the court system.” The amount of impact aid given to smaller districts in New Mexico looks even smaller when compared to districts that receive impact aid in neighboring states like Arizona and Utah, Munoz added. “It’s to the point where New Mexico needs to wake up,” he said. Also recognized was Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants. Sanchez said that it was a tough, but important fight in the

hold open agreements. Lindsey Valdez, program d i r e c t or for M A DD New Mexico said that while some DWI convicts could fulfill the terms of the hold open agreements, it is important they are then monitored through devices like vehicle ignition interlocks, essentially breathalyzers for their vehicles. “If someone is convicted of DWI, it’s important they have [a vehicle ignition interlock],” she said. Despite the intent of hold open agreements from the county courts, the program has some naysayers. Ray Calderon, a member of the DWI Planning Council, spoke May 22 about how he feels about these agreements. “Wit h t h i s a g reement , there is no conviction on [the driver’s] record,” he said. “It’s like a do-over.” Calderon said it is important to note that only McKinley County lists the hold open agreements on the M ADD report, while other counties keep the cases open until they can settle the matter in court. “What’s showing here is in McKinley County, you have a chance of just walking away from [the DWI],” he said. legislation in order to get money for their students. “We have a long way to go to make it equitable for students across the state,” he said. “We’re going to find a way to do that.” According to Sanchez, the district was able to get $34 million in capital outlay from the state. From this total, the district got $10 million for teacherages, accommodations provided for a teacher by a school, and to pay down the debt of existing teacherages, Sanchez said. This was in addition to another $24 million from the governor’s office. Despite the collaborative effort from district officials, other state school superintendents, and even the President of the Navajo Nation to receive these funds, Sanchez said the amount of aid given by the state is just the beginning of a new battle.

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The process of hold open agreements has led to cases being dismissed, and then the perpetrator being arrested a short time later for another DW I conv iction, Calderon said. “If per petrators had to pay bigger fines, [and were assigned] more community service, and were more rigorously managed, they would have thought more about not dr inking a nd dr iv ing,” he added. Despite h is cr iticisms, Ca lderon a lso wa nted to stress that he does not mean to attack the prosecutors, publ ic defender s, or a ny elected official by speaking about the agreements, but that he wants what he views as a potential loophole to be covered. “They’re doing a thankless job up there, but they’ve got to stop this,” he said.

GATHERING THE INFO Since its inception in July 2016, DWI cases in six New Mexico counties were monitored by MADD. MADD representatives are physically present during DWI cour t

proceedings. They observe t he pr o c e s s e s a nd c a s e outcomes. Valdez said court monitors get as much information as possible during proceedings in order to present an in-depth view of those cases. “It depends on each county and the district attorney,” she said in a May 21 phone call. “Some [county databases] are more accessible than others. “I f we ca n’t g lea n t he information from [county] resources, it will go under the umbrella of insufficient evidence,” she added. Regarding the number of cases being dismissed due to uncompleted pre-trial interviews, the repor t said the officers in question are either unable to attend the interviews, or respond to requests to schedule them.

LEARNING MORE Mea nwh i le, Scha nefelt said the high case dismissal rate may be disturbing to the public. However, she added that readers are encouraged to learn what the context and full meaning of the report is before they begin reacting to it.

“We want to let the community know about the report,” Schanefelt said. “Come and ask questions. Talk to us and learn more about the report.” Readers are encouraged to visit the DWI Program office at 2105 Hasler Valley Road to learn more about the program and get details about the MADD report. The next DWI Planning Cou nci l open meet i ng i s slated for July 11. As for Michael Baca, and the May 14 cra sh, Ga llup Po l i c e s a y c h a r g e s a r e expected to be filed. For more information about the McKinley County DWI Program, visit https://www.co.mckinley. nm.us/156/DWI-Program or call 505-726-8249. ATTENTION NEWS HOUNDS!

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OPINIONS Fences and Walls: How about our Wildlife LETTER TO THE EDITOR


ecently, while traveling on a rural road in our state, the new wire fences lining both sides peaked my interest. On one side of the road there was an old wooden post fence alongside the new metal fencing and there were man-made obstacles blocking the underpasses. As these fences went on for miles, I began to question how wildlife is to travel across our land for survival

with these barriers in place. Later that week, I visited the border area and saw the miles of new border fencing being built causing even more obstacles to our wildlife. Before human development such as fences, plows, oil, human, roads, and cattle that took their toll, New Mexico’s wildlands were stunning. In the springtime wild grasses and flowers grew from the earth only to return at the end

of their life cycle in the fall. New Mexico still has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in the nation, habitats to thousands of wildlife species, all playing their vital role in nature. Habitat is the minimum area necessary for a wildlife species to naturally survive. The area in which an animal moves is its range and the size of the range depends on the animal and its requirements. Wildlife tends to migrate between different climatic


regions for food exploration for new habitat, often driven by seasons. Today, the main problem wildlife face for its survival is that both wildlife habitats and ranges are becoming smaller because of human encroachment resulting in the inability of wildlife to move between habitat areas. Fences, the border wall, and other man-made obstacles deter many of our wildlife from meeting their basic needs for survival, thereby having a negative impact on them and

on our environment. Construction of new fences and walls is troublesome for many reasons. For the border wall, Homeland Security does not have to comply with laws involving public lands, water and wildlife, therefore they are waiving 27 laws affecting endangered species, species of greatest conservation needs, and archaeological and historic preservation sites. Fortunately, there



The Sun is in Taurus and the Last Quarter Moon appears on May 26, so get ready for some stubborn winds. People born under the sign of Taurus are kind, hardworking, and often very reliable. They’re also stubborn, independent, and unyielding. This gets them into trouble. Madame G recommends that you take from the positive and adopt some flexibility. You might learn something.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’re not perfect and the world is going to disappoint you. But, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You also don’t have to lower your standards. You can maintain a high standard of excellence for yourself and still exert the least amount of effort worrying about it. Instead, take action when you can and let go of the things you just can’t change. All will be well, or it won’t.

This is the final phase of your astrological year: El Sol will blast into Cancer for a month on June 21, and before it does, you’ll benefit from clearing away the old so you can start your personal new year with a clean, blank slate. While this is a great cycle for slowing down and carving out time for personal projects, some Crabs will throw themselves into a major decluttering mission.

With the planetary duet of the Sun and Mercury in this adventurous realm for two weeks, you’ll be a first-class jetsetter, whatever class ticket you buy! Your quest for wider vistas and greener pastures could take you to exotic locales. Make sure your passport is current and you’re free to roam.

Don’t give up on your dreams. This is the time to change your life. Take a deep breath and smile. It’s not over until it’s over. Don’t give up. Be the little engine that could and say: “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” Then you’ll know that you can, because you’ll have done it. Good luck! Your heart is in the right place.

As the sign of practical luxury, you’re encouraged to do something a little indulgent on Monday. The next day, El Sol blazes into Gemini and your second house of financial foundations and practical planning until June 21, accompanied by analytic Mercury (until June 4). Starting when your alarm goes off Tuesday morning, be prepared to roll up your sleeves and hunker down into a more grounded groove after a hedonistic 30 days.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

So Scorpio, you hate to be wrong. You’re often misunderstood and you usually have a handle on everything, but once in a while you miss the mark by a smidge. In the end, you’re odds are pretty good and you can take it all to the bank. But, it’s a good time to remember that everyone makes mistakes and you’re no exception. Have fun with the novelty.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

This coming year, Madame G recommends that you consider taking a different route than the one you normally take. You have the option to open up to those around you and discover something new, or do what you’ve always done. Be cool. Try something new and remember, if you hate it, you can always go back to the boring tried and true. It’s your choice. Good luck!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep trying and stop acting like this is the end of the world. You are more than capable, if you put your mind to it. In the end, your life is what you make it. Put your hands on the steering wheel and your foot on the gas and get going. Now is the time to keep working and pushing yourself forward. Your life is yours to live and love.

Look at your calendar for the rest of the month and see if you’ve reserved enough whitespace for personal projects and interests. Your giving sign sometimes forgets to put yourself on the list of people to take care of. So before you reach the point of overload, take some time just for you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You’re a funny one. When you finally find the answer, you look for another one. Well, that keeps you interesting and lively. You can do better. Everyone needs a break. It’s time to take some time to reevaluate your situation. This is not the beginning or end, unless you say it is, and that call is yours to make. Think before you make the step you’re considering and then let go.


Mercury is only here for two weeks, so use your communication skills and powers of persuasion to attract the perfect associates. In your personal life, you may “suffer” from an embarrassment of riches with more invitations coming from more diverse fronts than you could possibly accept.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

With the Sun and Mercury firing up your fifth house, all eyes are on you, and your talents could attract some major attention. Also, keep in mind at this time that there’s nothing wrong with the occasional splurge, as well as starting to voluntarily set aside a certain amount regularly.


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COMMUNITY Navajo Nation to obtain an original Naaltsoos Sání-Treaty of 1868 document Staff Reports


I N D OW R O C K - Navajo Nation P r e s i d e n t Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer are pleased to announce the generous donation of one of three original Navajo Treaty of 1868, also known as Naaltsoos Sání, documents to the Navajo Nation. On June 1, 1868, three copies of the Treaty of 1868 were issued at Fort Sumner, N.M.

One copy was presented to the U.S. Government, which is housed in the National A rchives a nd Records Administration in Washington D.C. The second copy was g i v e n t o Na v a j o l e a d e r Barboncito - its current whereabouts are unknown. The third unsigned copy was presented to the Indian Peace Commissioner, Samuel F. Tappan. The original document is also known as the “Tappan Copy” is being donated to the

Navajo Nation by Clare “Kitty” P. Weaver, the niece of Samuel F. Tappan, who was the Indian Peace Commissioner at the time of the signing of the treaty in 1868. “On behalf of the Navajo Nation, it is an honor to accept the donation from Mrs. Weaver and her family. The Naaltsoos Sání holds significant cultural and symbolic value to the Navajo people. It marks the return of our people from Bosque Redondo to our sacred homelands and the beginning

Navajo under guard at Bosque Redondo. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

First Page of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

Marker where the signing of the treaty took place. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

of a prosperous future built on the strength and resilience of our people,” said President Nez. Following the signing of the Treaty of 1868, our Diné people rebuilt their homes, revitalized their livestock and crops that were destroyed at the hands of the federal government, he added. “ T he Na a lt soos Sá n í will instill hope in our people because it signifies our strength and ability to overcome adversities as a Nation. We now have the opportunity to possess the original treaty to further contribute to the healing and restoration of independence, sovereignty, and self-determination of the Navajo Nation,” he added. “It


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inspired us to work together just like our people did after the Long Walk, so that we continue to prosper for another 150 years and beyond.” In 2018, “Kitty” Weaver discovered the treaty in the attic of her residence. After her discovery, Mrs. Weaver, Navajo Nation Museum Executive Director Manuelito Wheeler, and President Nez began discussing the Nation’s interest in the copy. Mrs. Weaver and her husband agreed that the document’s rightful home should be within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. Nava jo Nation Museum Director Manuelito Wheeler


Walkers, Runners, Bikers at the Torch Run in Gallup McKinley County bikers who participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began at the New Mexico State Police Office and continued to Grants. Photo Credit: Judith Goins

Janis Begay at the May 13 Torch Run. Runners started at the corner of Second Street and Highway 66, continued to the McDonald’s East and then to the New Mexico State Police Office. Photo Credit: Judith Goins

Navajo Police Department officer Nettie Etsitty and Special Olympian Danielle Begay walking at the May 13 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Photo Credit: Judith Goins

Assistant District Attorney Grant Bircher and McKinley County sheriff at the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. (Photo Credit: Judith Goins

McKinley County walkers who participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics started at the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office on Nizhoni Boulevard to Second Street and continued to Highway 66. Photo Credit: Judith Goins

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‘Aladdin’ looks exceptional, but has some dry spells By Glenn Kay For the Sun



isney certainly has gone a l l i n w it h live-action remakes of it s a n i mated titles. Just two months ago we got the new Dumbo, and this week Aladdin is the feature being updated. This effort follows the original far more closely, which is both a benefit and a curse. The result is a pretty looking redo with excellent production values and photography on display. Yet its construction does feel a bit overextended, and the results are something of a mixed bag. Set in the A rabian city of Agrabah, Aladdin (Mena

Massoud) is a thief who survives by taking what he can, when he can (although he also seems to enjoy giving his stolen property away to the poor in equal measure). Pr incess Ja smine (Naomi Scott) lives in seclusion in the city’s palace, resisting attempts made by her father (Nav id Nega hba n) to find her a prince. Complications arise when Jasmine encounters Aladdin. Another threat comes in the for m of the power-mad Jafar (Marwan Ken za r i), who wa nt s t he throne for himself and forces A laddin to tr y to retrieve a magic la mp for him. Of course, the protagonist soon discovers the item, rubs it and meets the Genie (Will Smith), who promises to deliver on three wishes for anything that Aladdin desires. A few of the lengthier interchanges between Aladdin and the Genie earn laughs and

there are also some amusing moments when a dim-witted prince (Billy Magnussen) arrives to try to win Jasmine’s affections. He’s only in a few scenes, but does make an a musi ng i mpression. T he movie also looks quite good. It’s definitely a spectacle, with some great set and elaborate numbers and crowd scenes (the filmmakers seem to enjoy employing confetti cannons at every opportunity). Director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) a lso knows how to shoot action, and so an early chase through and above the city is exciting to watch, as are some long takes that follow the actors around the elaborately designed environments. Some of the CGI elements work, including a flying carpet with a distinctive personality. However, a few of the photorealistic animals aren’t quite as effective, with Genie (Will Smith), Iago (Alan Tudyk), The Sultan (Navid Negahban), Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and Aladdin (Mena Massoud) in ”Aladdin.” Aladdin holds the magic lamp that has the power to make wishes come true. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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neither Aladdin’s pet monkey or a sinister parrot generating a whole lot in the way of laughs. Jasmine’s tiger, which wanders around, growls and occasionally licks people, most certainly worked in the animated film, but feels a bit out of place and surreal in a real world setting. And as great as the sets and musical numbers look, it certainly feels as if the material itself has been stretched out. The original animated film was a zippy 90 minutes, while this version runs well over two hours. Much more time is spent setting up the story and focusing on the budding romance between leads Aladdin and Jasmine, in addition to setting up the latter as a strong-willed woman who wants to take a leadership role in the kingdom. That’s all well and good, but they do slow the pacing, and these tangents also mean that central antagonist Jafar disappears for long stretches of the story, leaving

little in the way of a threat for much of the running time. The additional musical numbers are reasonable, but don’t stand out from the more famous and familiar tunes. Overall, Aladdin looks great and has fun moments here and there, but some of the adapted elements are clunky, and the story begins to feel drawn out by the close. It’s a reasonable effort, but not quite as successful as the recent Beauty and the Beast redo. Personally, I could do without all of these remakes, but audience members and families who are excited about this update will likely find enough that works to enjoy the experience. Guess it’ll only be a matter of time before Disney ends up cranking out live-action adaptations of The Rescuers, T he Black Cauldron, T he Hunchback of Notre Dame, Treasure Planet and Lilo & Stitch. Brace yourselves. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com COMMUNITY

‘Booksmart’ provides enough laughs to earn a good grade By Glenn Kay For the Sun



ver the past thirty years, there have been more than a few coming-of-age teen comedies. The latest arrival is Booksmart, another tale of young people spending their graduation night on the town and attempting to find some kind of closure for this chapter of their lives. This wild comedy isn’t perfect and follows some of the typical tropes, but does provide a good helping of laughs, thanks to efforts of its two leads and supporting cast. Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) are stellar students at their high school, excited to start the next chapter in their lives, but are less successful at navigating social cliques. When Molly criticizes her classmates for their relaxed attitude and boasts that she’s going to Yale, she learns that the other teens are leaving for equally prestigious institutes like Georgetown, Harvard and Stanford. The pair

start to regret their choices and set out to make up for lost time by attending a big graduation party and hooking up with their crushes. Unfortunately, they have no address and must scramble around town to try and get to the shindig. Credit must be given to young Dever and Feldstein as the two protagonists. Early on, their characters are, well, a bit grating (par ticularly Molly who carries an air of superiority). One can actually understand why some of the students behave dismissively towards them. Thankfully, when they’re together, far more normal and relatable conversations occur, generating plenty of laughs with more natural and improvised chatter (including a funny Autoharp song). When the film travels inside the character’s heads, there are other effective gags, including an imagined exchange between one of the protagonists and the object of her affection. The movie features plenty of familiar faces in supporting roles as well, including some amusing run-ins after class with a favorite teacher (Jessica Willia ms) a nd the school Principal (Jason Sudeikis), which results in one of the biggest laughs in the feature.

Best friends Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) find a fast ride on their graduation day in “Booksmart” Photo Credit: Annapurna Pictures; Gloria Sanchez Productions Perhaps the most entertaining exchange comes as the pair attempt to threaten and extract information from a Pizza Guy (Mike O’Brien) who has just delivered pies to the desired locale. And there’s a good running joke involving a stuffed panda bear that pays off effectively during the movie’s final scenes. A s mentioned, this reviewer did have a few minor issues. While all of the material mentioned above works

well, not every joke or conversation lands quite as effectively. And, of course, there are certain genre conventions that are followed, including a turn into more dramatic territory as the pair has a fight a mong s t t hem selve s a nd shout their grievances at one another. And despite some of the unfortunate events that occur, things are tied up perfectly, and all of the kids seem completely at ease with each other by the close. It’s hard to believe given the interactions and animosity between some of the cliques, that everyone

would be quite so forgiving the following day. Still, these are the conventions of the genre, and at least the film occasionally attempts to spin a few elements in a slightly different way. In the end, Booksmart may not be the best coming-of-age movie around, but it is a solid comedy that should provide entertainment value for its target demographic, and perhaps even a chuckle or two for those who haven’t been to class in a few years. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com


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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 24, 2019 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray a nd DVD. It’s a busy edition with a wide variety of discs hitting store shelves. 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! Big Brother - Released in Hong Kong as Dai si hing, this foreign-language a c t i o n /c o m e d y fo l l ow s an ex-soldier turned schoolteacher who is tasked with instructing a group of delinquent kids. When a nasty entrepreneur decides he’d like to tear down the institute, the hero and kids team up to stop the hostile takeover. The movie was successful in its homeland. While there aren’t a lot of notices for it in this part of the world, the ones that have appeared online are complimentary. The cast includes Donnie Yen, Joe Chen and Kang Yu. A Dark Place - A socially awkward Pennsylvania garbage man tries to make ends meet and take care of his daughter. However, when a young child in the area goes missing, the trash collector starts to become obsessed with figuring out what happened. Using his job and familiarity with the residents, the protagonist begins to uncover strange leads that put him on the outs with locals. Half the reviews indicated the screenplay simply wasn’t strong enough and left too

many plot holes to overcome. Just as many admired the lead performance and thought his work made up for the movie’s weaknesses. It stars Andrew Scott, Denise Gough, Bronagh Waugh and J.D. Evermore. Dr unk Parents - A fter sending their daughter off to college, a couple realizes they need more cash to support her education. They decide to hold a secret evening garage sale and furnish the event (and themselves) with copious amounts of alcohol. Over the course of events, they’re forced to deal with difficult neighbors, as well as their own issues. This comedy didn’t get a big release. Despite the impressive cast, complaints have been raised about the screenplay, asserting that the movie is nothing more than a series of bluntly delivered and unfunny gags. Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Treat Williams, Michelle Veintimilla and Colin Quinn headline the feature. Gar r y Winogrand: All Things are Photographable - This documentary chronicles the life of street photographer Garry Winogrand, who se work displayed t he cu lt u r a l u phe a v a l i n American cities like New York during the ‘60s and ‘70s. Using interviews and shots from his collection, the movie paints a picture of his life. And when reels of undeveloped film are discovered, the makers reveal new snapshots from the famous artist. This feature earned excellent reviews from critics. The majority commented that the movie did an excellent job of giving background information about the subject

to newcomers, and thought it displayed some fascinating photos, both new and old, from the artist. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - The third (and presumably final) chapter in this popular animated series continues the story of Berk and his dragon pal. Now leader of a new utopia where humans and dragons coexist, the hero finds his kingdom in danger from a new threat. In order to save the group, he searches for a fabled land that can provide safety from the invading force. The press was upbeat about this follow-up. Most reviewers felt it was a perfectly fine and fitting finale to the family series, with plenty of great visuals, excitement and a few laughs. The voice cast includes Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson and F. Murray Abraham. The Image B ook - The latest from acclaimed F rench f i l mm a ker Je a n Luc Goda rd (B r e a t h l e s s , Alphaville, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her) is a unique documentary believed to be a rumination on dreams and their meanings, as well as their influence on us as human beings. Or at least, that’s what some reviewers thought that it might be about. The majority explained that the movie would please Godard’s fans and offer up plenty of food for thought about life, and the language of cinema. They also complemented it for being ambitious and completely different from anything else out there. Isn’t It Romantic - A cynical working girl disenchanted with romance takes a knock on the head and finds herself


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transplanted into a colorful, film-like world of true love. Initially, the lead is horrified by everyone’s friendliness and their ability to instantly fall for one another. However, she begins to question her own biases about love and romance as she finds herself pursued by a suitor. Notices were very good for this rom-com. Most found the star appealing and enjoyed the attempts to poke fun at the more exaggerated elements of these flicks. It features Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine and Priyanka Chopra. Let the Sunshine In - This foreign-language rom-com from France involves a divorced Parisian painter who decides to move forward with her life and date new people. After finding potential suitors, she struggles with options that include a married banker, a self-involved actor dealing with his own hang-ups, and an artist with commitment issues. These encounters lead the woman to wonder if she really needs a man at all. Reaction towards the movie has been positive. The consensus was that this effort felt far more authentic and entertaining than typical romantic comedies. The cast includes Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois and Gérard Depardieu. Science F a i r - E a ch ye a r, h i g h school students interested in pursuing a career in science compete at local science fairs in the hopes of qualifying to take part in the International Science Fair. This documentary follows nine specific individuals (among the 1700 competitors from 78 countries) who make it to the final stage. It shows how they deal with stress, adapt their concepts and ideas into a compelling presentation, and present their material to various judges. Write-ups complimented the movie for being an upbeat and positive endeavor that promotes science, while also providing enough drama to keep the average viewer engaged. Sorry Angel - Set in 1993,

this French drama involves a married writer who meets a young film student while traveling to Brittany. The two men become smitten with each other and begin a relationship, leading to numerous complications. The summary of the film suggests that the tale is a generational snapshot of courting, and deals with the complexity and emotions involved in their unexpectedly accelerated and intense courtship. Reviews were generally strong. Most appreciated it as a subtle, sincere and effective love story that improves as it progresses. It features Vincent Lacoste and Pierre Deladonchamps. T r a din g Paint - T h is action film involves car racing and depicts a father and son whose winning streak behind the wheel begins to falter. As their team begins losing, the two begin to disagree over how to correct the problem. A rival offers the younger man a position racing with his squad. Soon, both men are on the track and competing against each other in a series of dangerous competitions. Critics note that despite the solid concept and lead actor, the end results were dull, predictable and lacking in thrills. The movie stars John Travolta, Toby Sebastian, Shania Twain, Michael Madsen and Kevin Dunn. The Upside - An ex-convict is forced into applying for various jobs to cash in his unemployment check. One of his scheduled interviews is for taking on the role of caregiver to a paraplegic writer. The scribe takes a shine to the man’s honesty and straight-forwardness toward his condition. The two form a close personal relationship and inf luence each other in various ways. It appears that the press had a mixed-negative response to this remake of the 2011 French hit, The Intouchables. It stars Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. White Chamber - This sci-fi thriller is set in a future where the UK has come under the control of an oppressive government. A woman wakes up in a solitary cell, where she is grilled by officials about her involvement in a revolutionary movement. As her captor engages in sophisticated


DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 18 methods to extract information, the audience must determine what is happening and who is actually telling the truth. Responses towards this independent feature were varied. Nearly half thought that it did offer some surprises and unexpected twists, while the rest felt that the reveal came too late to salvage earlier sections of the film. The cast includes Shauna Macdonald and Oded Fehr.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Plenty of older titles are getting high definiton upgrades. Arrow Video has a Blu-ray of the cult female biker flick, SheDevils on Wheels (1968). This low-budget flick from Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs) definitely has a following, and this release includes a bevy of bonuses. They include a second Lewis feature called Just for the Hell of It! (1968), as well as introductions to both movies from the director himself, a director commentary, discussions from horror historians on the filmmaker and his influence, a promo gallery, and an interview with Lewis on another title he made the same year, The Alley Tramp (1968). They are also releasing Trapped Alive (1988) as a Special Edition Blu-ray. This one’s about a home invasion that leads to criminals and their hostages falling into a mine, and then being pursued by a monstrous cannibal. The release includes a 2K restoration of the movie, three audio commentaries (one with the director, another with the special effects team and writer, and a final fan track), a brand new making-of documentary, a 1988 TV special on the making

NAVAJO NATION | FROM PAGE 14 stated, “We met Mrs. Kitty Weaver through the Bosque Redondo Museum when we were working with the State of New Mexico on the Navajos Long Walk to Fort Sumner exhibit. Having the copy home on the Navajo Nation would allow us to honor our past and our future.” In accorda nce with Na v a j o l aw, t he Na v a j o COMMUNITY

of the movie, and an interview with the filmmaker. Sounds like a lot of bonuses for a relatively obscure horror flick. S h o u t ! Fa c t or y h a s plenty of new Blu-rays a s well. The first is a 2-disc Col lec t or ’s Edition of the crazy disaster flick, Earthquake (1974). This one features an all-star cast of performers (including Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Ken ne dy, L or ne Gr e ene, Richard Roundtree, and Walter Matthau) enduring a massive earthquake in Los Angeles. The disc includes a new 2K scan of the interpositive of the theatrical cut, with archival interviews with the cast, as well as all kinds of publicity materials. The second disc contains a 2K scan reconstruction of the extended TV-cut (which runs 20 minutes longer), new featurettes on the Sensurround process used for the movie, the matte painting world and the score. The release also includes even more additional TV footage taken from the best available elements. Sounds like a blast! T hey a re a lso put t i ng out a Blu-ray of The Hunted (1995), an action film starring Christopher Lambert as a businessman who witnesses a murder while in Japan, and becomes a target of a criminal organization. The disc includes a new director audio commentary, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and some promo material. Most interestingly, it also contains a workprint cut of the movie (in standard definition) with extended, alternate and deleted scenes. I had always heard that the feature had been heavily edited and will be very interested to see the original assembly.

Add itiona lly, Shout! is releasing The Seduction (1982), a thriller starring Morgan Fairchild about a woman being stalked by a psychopath. This Blu-ray includes new interviews with Fairchild, co-star Andrew Stevens, and the producer. You’ll also get an audio commentary with the writer/ director and producer, and multiple featurettes with the cast and crew, and trailers. K ino ha s loads of new Blu-rays a s well. They’ve got a Special Edition of the well regarded R o m a n Polanski thriller, Bitter Moon (1992). It comes with a new interview with co-star Peter Coyote, a film historian audio commentary, and a trailer. You can also pick up a Special Edition Blu-ray of Black Moon Rising (1986). This actionthriller starring Tommy Lee Jones includes a film historian commentary, an interview with the film’s director, talks with the producer and score composer, a short about the film’s screenwriter, John Carpenter (Halloween), an archival documentary, alternate scenes from the Hong Kong version, and the trailer. And there’s more! K i no i s r e le a s i n g Mid a s Run (1969) on Bluray with a film historian comment a r y. On t op of t h a t , they’ve got a Special Edition of Oliver Stone’s biopic, Nixon (1995) that includes the theatrical and director’s cuts, a new film expert commentary, an hour of deleted scenes introduced by Stone, a Nixon documentary, an interview with the director, a making-of and the trailer. Additionally, you can

Nation Council’s Naabik’iyátí’ Committee must for mally accept the document donation through legislation. The law states that gifts of donations exceeding $1,000 or more must be approved by the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee of the Navajo Nation Council. “Having the original treaty within our homelands moves our Nation forward, and it further recognizes and honors the strength, growth, healing, and resiliency of the Navajo

people,” said Vice President Lizer. Beginning on June 1, 2019, the Navajo Nation Museum invites the public to view the original Navajo Treaty of 1868 - “Tappan Copy” from June 1 - 8 in Window Rock, Arizona. For the latest news from the Office of the President and Vice President, Please visit http://www. opvp.nava jo -nsn.gov/ or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

pick up Ring of Bright Water (1969), a tale which involves a mischievous otter. This Bluray also comes with a critic commentary. F u r t her mor e, K i no i s putting out a Blu-ray of the UK cr i me f l ick, R obbe r y (1967) (which also includes a film expert track) and the WWI fighter pilot flick, Von Richthofen and Brown (1971). The latter disc comes with a new interview with director Roger Corman. Warner Archive has somet h i ng rea l ly specia l t h i s week...a Shaft Triple Feature on Blu-ray, no doubt as a result of a new redo hitting cinemas in the near future. You can pick up Shaft (1971), Shaft’s Big Score! (1972) and Shaft in Africa (1973) all together in one package, or buy any of the films individually. Richard Roundtree stars as the titular private detective who hunts for a kidnap victim in the first title, investigates the murder of a friend in the sequel, and takes down a slavery cartel in the third and final flick of the original trilogy. They’re all extremely entertaining and it’s exciting to see them all hit Blu-ray. And that’s not all. There are two box sets arriv ing ca l led t he R KO C l a ssi c s Romances Collection. The titles featured include Sin Takes a Holiday, Millie, Kept Husbands, The Lady Refuses a nd T he Woman Betwee n (all made between 1930 and

1931). Their other release, the RKO Classic Adventures Col l e cti o n, cont a i n s T h e Pay-Off, The Silver Horde and The Painted Desert (also produced between 1930 and 1931). Finally, the Cohen Media Group is delivering a Blu-ray of the James Ivory period drama, The Bostonians (1984), featuring Christopher Reeve and Vanessa Redgrave.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some kid-friendly releases coming your way. The Loud House: Relative Chaos - Season 2, Volume 1 (Nickelodeon) Pokémon: The Series – Sun & Moon Ultimate Adventures (Pokemon.com) Splash and Bubbles: The Kelp Forest (PBS Kids)

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 Call the Midwife: Series 8 Les Miserables (2018-2019) (PBS) Lost Treasures of the Maya (National Geographic) The Loud House: Relative Chaos - Season 2, Volume 1 (Nickelodeon) The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells (Hallmark TV-movie) Splash and Bubbles: The Kelp Forest (PBS Kids)

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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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7 pm, May 24; doors open at 5:30 pm @ Rehoboth Sports and Fitness Center; Speaker will be High School Principal Chris Van Slooten. The Class of 1985 will be honored at the ceremony.


8:30 am and 9:35 am @ the

WILDLIFE | FROM PAGE 12 is a Federal Register where these waiver proposals have been published and allow for public input, which may be the only way our voices can be heard by those who are placing politics above the well-being of our planet. Humans have caused the loss of over 80 percent of all wild animals, half of all plants, and now impact 75 percent of the earth’s land surface. Without healthy environments, there are no healthy wildlife populations. Friendly places for wildlife can also be accommodating places for people and a sound argument supporting transformation to an outdoor economy. In today’s


Del Norte Elementary School gym. Performances of Think! A Math-Magical Journey. SATURDAY, May 25


11 am-11:30 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 to four.


2 pm-4 pm @ Main Branch. Experience new worlds through Virtual Reality through a VR headset. For more information email amingus@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291


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MONDAY, May 27

EMS INFORMATION SESSION world, with the overcrowding of our national parks and monuments, it only makes good sense that New Mexico would benefit from efforts to preserve biodiversity and wildlife corridors and habitat. We must consider the impact of human expansion and its encroachment on the surrounding landscape if we are encouraging visitors to the Land of Enchantment to enjoy our wildlife and wild places. Some progress was made by our state legislature this past session by passing SB 228, the Wildlife Corridors Act, which will identify barriers to wildlife movement and develop an action plan between the Department of Game and Fish and the

11:00 am-1 pm @ HCC Building, Rm 117. Receive pre-hospital training and earn a certificate in First Responder, EMT Basic, or EMT Intermediate, or an Associate degree in EMS. For more information, contact:SDAMON01@ unm.edu; (505) 863-7624


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@ Courthouse Square. Parade entry forms are available at the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (505) 722-2228.


CALENDAR | SEE PAGE 23 Department of Transportation to identify current corridors and barriers, map existing populations and needs, and seek opportunities to work with local communities and tribes to potentially reduce risks to our various wildlife species. T he bot t om-l i ne, let ’s restore habitat connectivity and allow our magnificent wildlife to move as nature intended, good for our environment and our economy. Nathan “Nate” Cote, PhD Former State Representative Board of Directors, New Mexico Voices for Children Executive Committee, Rio Grande Chapter, Southern Group, Sierra Club

CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $2.00 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. HELP WANTED May 9, 2019 McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions: POSITION Assistant Finance Director DEPARTMENT Manager’s Office FOR BEST ATION DATE May 27, 2019


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 *** REPOSSESSION LOCATOR Reservation Asset Recovery Full time - $700.00 - $1400.00 / week No experience necessary. Training provided. For interview: Please email RICARDO@RARSERVICES.NET Or call 505-675-1881 *** PHOTOGRAPHER/ VIDEOGRAPHER The Gallup Sun is looking for a regular professional freelance photographer and videographer to shoot local events. Must know how to write captions for photos, or possess a willingness to learn. Flexible hours. Some weekends and evenings required. Come have fun with us! Email CV or resume: gallupsun@gmail.com *** REPORTER The Gallup Sun has an immediate opening for a reporter. Email CV or resume w/five clips to: gallupsun@gmail.com HOMES FOR RENT

Skylar Blackbull signs with McDaniel College at Rehoboth Christian School May 15. Blackbull will run indoor and outdoor track at McDaniel, which awarded her a Presidential Scholarship for Academic Achievement. She also earned a spot in the Honor’s College. Photo Credit: Rehoboth Development Office

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Quiet Northside. New paint & floor coverings. $600 monthly + security deposit + water service deposit = $1350.00 move-in with application approval. Call Bill - 726-9288 ***

Mobile Home Spaces for rent. Call Bill Nations at Black Diamond Mobile Home Park (505)726-9288 HOMES FOR SALE PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsunlegals@ gmail.com CALL: (505) 722-8994 PETS Volunteers Wanted Four Corners Pet Alliance is in desperate need of foster homes for dogs and cats. You provide the temporary home and love, and we provide the supplies and vet care. For info., email: babsie220@gmail.com Did you lose a pet? Advertise your lost baby for FREE. Send pic and text. Deadline for submission Tuesday 5 pm. Email: gallupsun@gmail.com LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES PTD Order No 19-05 Order Extending Certain Deadlines. Property Tax Division State Assessed Properties Bureau, State of New Mexico Pursuant to my authority under Section 7-38-85 NMSA 1978, I hereby extend the following deadline found in Section 7-38-20 of the Property Tax Code with respect to the 2019-tax year only: 1) The deadline for the State Assessed Property Bureau to mail Notice of Value to their taxpayers pursuant to Section 7-38-20 NMAS 1978. The deadline is extended from May 1, 2019 to May 10, 2019. Done this 26th day of April 2019. Michael O’ Melia, Deputy Director Property Tax Division Published in the Gallup Sun: May 17, 2019 May 24, 2019 May 31, 2019 June 7, 2019 ***


CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 20 The McKinley County Office of Emergency Management along with Two Rivers Emergency Management is working to revise and update its hazard mitigation plan. The plan will assess natural hazards’ risk and vulnerabilities to each community in McKinley County and provide recommendations to increase their resiliency. In doing so, these actions aim to protect property and those who live, work, and conduct business in McKinley County and its communities. All residents, businesses, community neighbors, and other interested parties are invited to attend the plan’s kick-off meeting on Wednesday, May 29th, at 1:00 PM MDT. The McKinley County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting the meeting on the 3rd Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse located at 207 West Hill Street in Gallup. Published in the Gallup Sun: May 17, 2019 May 24, 2019 *** 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 II Self Storage 3000 W. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD. Please calle 505-722-7989 for more information. Last Known Address of Tenants: John Holland 503 Rocco Cr. Gallup, NM 87301 Mattress, kitchen items, cooler Boxes & Bags of Misc. Items Jennifer Terry PO Box 433 Chambers, AZ 86502 Mop, broom, bed, 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: May 17, 2019 May 24, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS CLASSIFIEDS

Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: ITB-374-19MA NEW, VEHICLES (2019 or 2020 Model Year) Commodity Code(s): 07180 Details and specifications are set forth in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Procurement Office 640 South Boardman Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (bid opening site) or downloaded from the GMCS Procurement Webpage http://www.gmcs.k12.nm.us/ groups/17048 Sealed bids for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on May 30, 2019. Bid will be opened and read allowed in the Business Services Conference Room 123. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-374-19MA. No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies.

863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: www.gallupnm. gov/bids. Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on June 13, 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 bids submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 18th day of May 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1912 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed bids for the following:

Dated the 16th Day of April 2019

ARMORED CAR SERVICES (Multi-Term Contract)

By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1

As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: www. gallupnm.gov/bids.

BID ISSUE DATE: May 16, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: May 17 & 24, 2019 (Gallup Sun Publishing) *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1911 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed bids for the following: REDI-MIX CONCRETE (Multi-Term Contract) As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505)

Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on June 13, 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 bids submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 18th day of May 2019 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor

Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO RFP NO. 2018/2019/07/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed proposals for the following: On Call Engineering Services for City of Gallup, NM Qualifications Based Proposal As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: www.gallupnm. gov/bids. Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on June 27, 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 RFP Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED PROPOSALS will be accepted, and proposals submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 18th day of May 2019

By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, May 24, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Second Street and Aztec Avenue; Gallup, New Mexico, to consider final approval of the following entitled Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SPECIAL EVENTS ORDINANCE TO REMOVE TWO REFERENCES TO SECTION 7-1-1 OF THE GALLUP MUNICIPAL CODE WHICH AS BEEN AMENDED AND NO LONGER DEALS WITH STREET OBSTRUCTIONS The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A draft copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk PUBLISH: Friday, May 24, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS


Job Vacancy Announcement

Administrative Assistant Gallup Housing Authority General Job Description: The person will serve as the initial “point of contact” with the public, applicants, tenants, and vendors. Person will provide general administrative and clerical support to each of the following departments: Housing, Finance, Administration, and Maintenance as needed. Person will assist Executive Director and Agency staff in preparation for Board meetings; including agenda preparation, administering public notice of meetings, recording and filing of both meeting minute and approved resolutions. The successful candidate must have excellent computer skills and experience with Word, Outlook, and Excel spreadsheets. Must be skilled in standard office procedures and operations. Must have ability to communicate effectively with applicants, tenants, other employees, and the general public, and must be fluent in the English language. Relevant college coursework is highly preferred. Applicant must have and maintain a current valid driver’s license. A criminal/credit background check may be required upon hire. This is a non-exempt part-time position of 20 hours per week. Applications and/or a copy of the job description may be obtained at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup NM 87301 or may be requested by email at: GHA.Main@galluphousing.com. Applicants may apply in person or submit their applications to the email above. Deadline: Open until Filled Gallup Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following:

Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following:

PAINTING SERVICES ITB-376-19MA Commodity Code(s): 91054

BUS & AUTO PARTS Price Agreement Commodity Code(s): 060 & 075 No. ITB-367-19MA Details and specifications are set forth in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the GMCS Procurement Office 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (bid opening site) or downloaded from the GMCS website at www.gmcs.k12.nm.us Sealed bids for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on June 12, 2019. Bid will be opened and read allowed in the Business Services Conference Room 123. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-367-19MA. No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 22nd Day of May 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: May 22, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: May 24 & 31, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley

Details and specifications are set forth in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the GMCS Procurement Office 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (bid opening site) or download from the GMCS Website at www.gmcs.k12.nm.us Sealed bids for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on June 5, 2019. Bid will be opened and read allowed in the Business Services Conference Room 123. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked ITB-376-19MA. No FAXED BIDS or ELECTRONIC bid submissions nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned. The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 24th Day of May 2019

be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Elvera Grey at (505) 726-8962 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 21st day of May, 2019 JAIL AUTHORITY BOARD /S/ Commissioner Billy Moore, Chairperson Publication date: April 24, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1913 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed bids for the following: ASPHALT REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT

By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: May 24, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: May 24 & 31, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jail Authority Board has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 10:00 am. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will


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EMAIL: GALLUPSUNLEGALS@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM City of Gallup Electric Yard As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: www.gallupnm. gov/bids. Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on June 11, 2019 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the

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1 pm @ 333 National Cemetery Drive. Department of Veterans Services to formally open state’s second Veterans Cemetery. All are invited.


7 pm-8 pm nightly through September 2 @ The Courthouse Square on Aztec between Second and Third Streets. .Admission is free. For more information call (505) 722-2228. TUESDAY, May 28


6 pm @ City Hall


6 pm-8 pm, May 28. Check out art shows, artist talks and artist demos at Free Spirit, opo, Art123 and LOOM Indigenous Art Galleries and Camille’s Sidewalk Café. For more information, go to www. galluparts.org/2ndLook WEDNESDAY, May 29


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: Bumblebee.


5 pm-6 pm @ Children’s Branch. Design, build and decorate your own non-functional rocket for your epic space adventure. Come kickstart our 2019 Summer Reading program. For more information email jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov or (505) 7266120. THURSDAY, May 30


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


6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ Northside Senior Center. ONGOING


6 pm-8 pm @ Gallup Christian Church, 501 S. Cliff Dr. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month; the Living Grace Group: For those struggling with mental illness. The Family Grace Group: For those living with and loving someone diagnosed with a mental illness. For more information contact PastorCALENDAR

Bill@GallupChristianChurch. com or call (505) 863-5620.


7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium. For more information, call (505) 879-9460. Second Friday of the month.


2 pm first Saturday of the month @ Red Mesa on Hill Street. McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. For more information, call (505) 722-5142 or visit www.recyclegallup.org.


12 pm-1:30 pm first Saturday of the month. The Recycling Depot 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 @ the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill. The council meets the first Saturday of the month. The public is invited to learn about recycling opportunities, receive updates on Gallup residential curbside recycling, and to volunteer. For information call Gerald or Millie at (505) 722-5142 or email betsywindisch@yahoo. com


3:30 pm-5 pm first Monday @ the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.


9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday Thursday @ First Nations Community HealthSource, 1630 S. Second Street, Cedar Hills Plaza 262-#11. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (505) 863-8827.


10 am every Saturday @ the First Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Drive. Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 8701483.


5:45 pm Mondays @ Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/ Wellness Center, Hwy 264. Window Rock AA Group. Visit aa-fc.org for more info.


6 pm-8 pm Tuesdays @ 1375 Elva Dr. A Christ-centered recovery program that will help


you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups. Joshua Generation for Jesus. For information, call (505) 870-2175.


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


10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday @ 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.


Night will be performed on June 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Performances are free. For more information call (505) 879-9835.


12 pm-4 pm, June 14 @ Gallup District Court. Lawyers will provide free legal advice on issues including bankruptcy, custody, divorce, pay day loans, public benefits and more. For information call (505) 863-6816. Sign language interpreters are available on request at VAPinterpreter@ gmail.com.

Saturday Yard Sales June 1. For more information call Lorraine at (505) 269-6731. 8 am-2:30 pm Monday through Thursday June 3-20 Rehoboth Christian School will hold June Camp. This year’s theme is Outside Survival. Camp is $60 per child, per week. If interested, contact Deanna Benson at dbenson@rcsnm. org or call (505) 726-9603.


12 pm-3 pm weekdays June 6-20. Campers will learn set building, costuming, character and script analysis and performance and movement. Performances will be held June 21 and 22 at the Shakespeare in the Park Festival. For more information go to galluprep.org of call Suzanne at (505) 879-9835.


7 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery, June 8.Shannon Gurley O’Donnell’s exhibition is a collection of paintings that embody the magnificent spirits of horses and bison – their inner power, wisdom, strength, and fortitude.


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

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. 6 pm-8 pm Wednesdays @ 113 E. Logan. Gallup Solar is hosting community classes and presentations about all things solar. Call (505) 728-9246 for info.


9 am-12 pm. on Warehouse Lane. Habitat for Humanity fundraising yard sales are held every Sat.  Volunteers for various kinds of community services needed. For info call (505) 722-4226 


6 pm Thursday @ 309 Chino Loop, Gamerco. New Life ministries holds weekly meetings for anyone who is on the Recovering path from alcohol and drug abuse. Phone: (505) 722-8973. SAVE THE DATE


9 pm-12 am @ Gallup Aquatic Center May 31. The Gallup High School Relay for Life Team Bengals is to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The party is open to everyone 12 and above. Admission is $5. For more information contact Pam (505) 870-6205.


8 am-12pm @ 405 E. Logan. Saturday Yard Sales June 1. For more information call Melinda at (505) 979-0618.


8 am-2pm @ 914 E. Logan.



8 am-12pm @ 3708 Zia. Saturday Yard Sales June 8. For more information call Joyce at (505) 862-1457.



1 pm. annual parade. Entry forms available at the Chamber of Commerce at 106 W. Hwy 66 or at www.galluplions.com. All forms must be received by 10 am June 15. For more information, contact Roxy at (505) 879-9670. The parade will line up at Gurley Motor Body Shop and run east to First Street.


6 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. Have a creative night out! June 20; and July 25 with Dana Aldis. Paint a masterpiece step-by-step while enjoying two complimentary glasses of wine. Register at www. galluparts.org/wineand-painting. $35 per person



5:30 pm @ the newly-created outdoor performance space on Ninth Street, just north of the Gallup Flea Market. The Taming of the Shrew will be performed on June 21 and 22. Performances are free. For more information call (505) 879-9835.


6 pm-8 am @ Downtown Courthouse Square Relay will be held the evening of June 21 through Saturday June 22. The Relay celebrates raising money for cancer research, and assistance for those who have been victimized by cancer.

6:30 pm- 9 pm, June 8 @ Gallup Downtown Conference Center. Concert is free and features New Mexico musicians and bands. The full line-up can be seen at www. galluparts.org/doindylan. 12p @ Gallup High School Commons Area. The event opens with Gourd Dancing. The Grand Entry will take place at 7 pm. The school is located at 1055 Rico Street. Craft vendors are being solicited. Sign up deadline is June 1. This is a drug and alcohol-free event. For more information contact Pam Yardley (505) 870-6205; Lorraine Shorty (505) 269-6731; Victor Bob (505) 870-7439.


4 pm, June 9 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church. The theme of Tongues of Fire will be explored through Scripture. Spend an hour in prayer for the healing of our broken world and planet. Open to all. Contact Kathy Mezoff: (505) 870-6136.



June 28 and 29. Two day celebration includes a Diné LGBTQ+ Symposium, Welcome Reception with Queer Showcase, 5K Color Run, Pride Festival at the Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park and an After-Party in Gallup, New Mexico. Supporters interested in volunteering or learning more about Diné Pride can visit us: NavajoNationPride.com. To post a nonprofit or

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Check out this week's Gallup Sun, which delves into the high dismissal rates for those arrested for DWI. Also some accolades were bestowed t...

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