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NEWS Person of the Month reflects on Relay For Life NM CANCER CENTER VOLUNTEER DISCUSSES LANDMARK YEAR
By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
he Relay for Life of Ga l lup McK i n ley County will hold its twentieth run June 21, an occasion that is perhaps a bit more emotional than usual for one particular cancer survivor. At least that is the impression one gets from Joyce Graves, a volunteer at New Mexico Cancer Center, and one of the top participants of the relay. Graves was born in Texas and grew up in Oklahoma and Kansas. She is a three-time cancer survivor, who came to Ft. Defiance, Ariz. after teaching at College of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma. The Sun spoke with Graves June 10 about what the relay means to her and what is planned for the event this year. “It’s [the experience of] going there and having those feelings, seeing the survivors and how long they’ve lasted,” Graves said. “It’s a roller coaster of emotion.”
GETTING INVOLVED Graves said when the event was first organized 20 years ago, she was asked by the event chair at the time if she would get involved. Graves said yes, and she eventually took over as
Joyce Graves, Event Chair for Relay For Life, is Gallup Sun’s Person of the Month for June. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura event chair. Since Relay for Life Gallup was started, the event has become the only relay in western New Mexico that goes into the night, Graves said. “Gallup has become the go-to relay in this part of the state,” Graves said. “This makes us feel like we want to keep going.” According to the Relay for Life website, Graves has currently raised over $5,400 for the event. This is in large part to the
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support of local businesses, according to Graves, and the continually growing support of the community. “The [Business Improvement District] told me they have it on their calendar every year,” Graves said. “People are remembering this event every year.” More i mpor t a nt ly, t he number of cancer survivors who show up to the relay has increased, Graves said. About 20 survivors showed up the first year, she said. But now, she said, anywhere from 60 to 110 survivors show up to one of the relays. “There’s been a growth [in survivors who show up] in the last six years,” said Graves. “That growth in how many new survivors we get is consistent.”
PLANS FOR THIS YEAR
Graves said this year’s Relay for Life Gallup starts with an opening ceremony where cancer survivors are recognized. This is followed by the survivor and caregiver walk, where survivors will get to take the first lap. The event will conclude with the luminaria ceremony. The luminarias carry the name of a past or present cancer survivor and hold a message for them. People participating in the ceremony can dedicate their luminarias to anyone they like at the event or online. Graves said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez will participate and accept pledges for the event for every lap that he completes. In addition, Luci Tapahonso, named the inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation in 2013, will be present and reciting some of her poetry.
“We are recognizing the people who’ve been valuable to us through the years,” Graves said. PeeWee’s Kitchen, which has provided the reception meal for Relay for Life Gallup for the past several years, will once again provide the food for the reception held sometime in August or September, she added. As for the survivors themselves, Graves said this event will be an opportunity for them to look back and see how they’ve grown over the years. Graves added that the relay and the cancer center make it so that no one has to go through the chemotherepy treatment alone. “These events let the survivors know, ‘I’m not alone,’” she said. “They now know that there is a support system after these events.”
IT’S ALL PERSONAL When asked if there was a particular moment from her involvement with Relay for Life Gallup that stands out, Graves recalled the very first relay. Graves said that as she stood up and saw the relay track with the participants and realized what was unfolding and why they were doing it, she understood the significance of the relay. “This is what it’s all about,” she said. “We’re doing a marvelous thing for these people.” Graves also spoke about how each survivor’s name is called at the relay. She added that in previous
JOYCE GRAVES | SEE PAGE 11
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allup residents have l i ke l y no t ic e d a change in the gas stations around town in the past week. Gas stations once called Giant have now been rebranded as Speedway. Some building designs and signs have changed their appearance, and the Giant Rewards tags are now being replaced by Speedy Rewards
tags. This is because Giant and pa rent compa ny Wester n Refinery recently became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum, which has a refinery east of Gallup at 92 Giant Crossing Rd., north of the Flying J Travel Center. V.J. Smith, government and public affairs manager for Marathon Petroleum, was present at the Gallup City Council regular meeting June 11 to discuss this transition, as well as
the importance of the company’s convenience stores across the region. “Giant has operated for years in Gallup and the Navajo Nation,” Smith said during the meeting. “They have provided fuel, valuable goods and services, as well as employment opportunities for [their community].” Smith said that there are no transfers of titles to property or assets with this rebranding, and that the current managers and
Gallup gas stations formerly called Giant, such as this one at 990 Hwy. 491, have recently been rebranded under the Speedway name. Marathon Petroleum public affairs manager V.J. Smith said the stations will retain their commitment to quality service. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye
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Trio of recognitions at GMCS Board meeting By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent
he Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education recognized a number of students and staff members during their recent regular meeting June 10. T he f i r st g roup recognized consisted of teachers and staff members who received New Mexico School Board Association Student Achievement Awards. GMC S S up er i nt e nde nt Mike Hyatt said that these awards are given to school employees who meet certain criteria and are recommended for the award by the school board. “ The boa rd takes time and effort to think of those teachers and staff who benefit education on behalf of the students,” he said. Twenty one teachers and staff members from GMCS were called to come up to the front of the room, though not all of them were present to accept a plaque. Teachers and staff who are retiring this year were recognized next. Hyatt thanked each of them for their years of support and effort with the district, but told them they would have to wait for their recognition plaques to come in the mail because while they had been ordered, the school had not received them in time for the meeting. T he la st t wo people
From left, Galvin Curley and DeShaun Garcia were recognized for their achievements this spring as student athletes by the Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education. Pictured here are board members (from third, right) Michael Schaaf, Kevin Mitchell, Priscilla Manuelito, and district Superintendent Mike Hyatt. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye recognized were student athletes who excelled this past season. The first was DeShaun Garcia, a junior from Thoreau High School, who placed first in Boys Discus Throw Class 3A with a score of 135. Garcia was also on t h e T h o r e a u b a s ke t b a l l
team, which made it to the N M A A S t a t e B a s ke t b a l l Championships for the first time since 2003. The second student acknowledged was Galv in Curley, a junior from Navajo Pine, who was the state track and field champion in the 3,200 meter run and state
runner-up in the 1,600 meter run. Thoreau basketball coach Andrew Gordon was present at the meeting along with most of the Thoreau team to be acknowledged, as well. “This team is a real good group of young men,” Gordon s a i d . “ T h e y ’r e a l l go o d
scholars.” DeJong DeGroat, track and field coach for Thoreau, was also present to give his congratulations to Garcia. “I’ve been blessed to work with [Thoreau] kids since sixth grade,” he said. “Every time we succeed, it’s good [for all of us].”
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Demonstrating the dangers of intoxication FUN, INTERACTIVE EVENT SHEDS LIGHT ON DWI AWARENESS
were different interactive activities for everyone to take part in.” C i b o l a C o u n t y DW I Program Coordinator Michael Dodds developed a unique way of showing how alcohol affects one’s motor skills. The group had set up a paintball shooting gallery where they translate the difference being sober including motor functions and impaired motor functions. “It was done to show the dangers of drinking even from regular activities, fun [from participating in] games, to driving vehicles.” Dodds said. The demonstration was funded by Cibola County and
By Dee Velasco For the Sun
cores of first responder and supporting agencies gathered on the northeast end of the Rio West Mall parking lot June 8 for the 2019 McKinley County DWI Awareness Day. The event title captured the dangers of Driving While Intoxicated – or as widely known – DWI. Many v isitors took the opportunity to participate in different activities such as ENDWI virtual reality, fatal vision goggles and golf cart course, and a paintball demonstration. The event drew in more than 300 visitors. Visitors also picked up vital information from vendors on DWI awareness from the local DWI Task Force, county and city fire departments, behavioral health providers, and Cibola County DWI program, to name a few. The program was dormant for the past couple years due to funding issues and administrative challenges. Working to revive it, McKinley County DWI Program Manager Maura Schanefelt said this year’s awareness day kicked off with a whole new crew with the goal of making it a yearly event. “We want to give the community an idea of what we do,” Schanefelt said. “We have new information and sometimes the word DWI can be misleading,
Christopher Edison, right, and Jaynicia Begay explore inside an inflatable fire safety house during the McKinley County DWI Awareness Day event at Rio West Mall in Gallup June 8. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover but if you have a substance issue that you feel like [you] or perhaps someone else has, we have resources that we can provide for them. The program offers alcohol assessments that one can take if the individual feels like they need it in their life.” Meanwhile, first responders, such as members of the Ga l lup F i re Depa r t ment , eagerly talked to kids and adults alike on what they do when responding to a DWI incident. “Visitors got the chance to look at a DWI crash vehicle,” she said. “We had it placed around town for about a month, set up in different places. There
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Zamiez Yazzie rides the slide on an inflatable fire safety house during the McKinley County DWI Awareness Day event at Rio West Mall in Gallup June 8. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover
I-40 Construction at Manuelito Canyon Moves To Phase 2 Road construction continues about 4 miles east of New Mexico/Arizona State Line
Bridge reconstruction and roadway improvements at Manuelito Canyon about 4 miles east of the New Mexico/Arizona state line will move into Phase 2 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. During this phase of construction, expected to last through November 2019, the following traffic impacts will be in place:
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• Westbound traffic on I-40 will be shifted to the eastbound lanes of I-40 so crews can reconstruct the westbound portion of the bridge and roadway. • There will be 1 (one) lane of traffic in each direction (eastbound and westbound) in the eastbound lanes of I-40. • Crews will also begin grading the channel and installing rip rap Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., although the contractor may work extra hours or on weekends if needed. All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.
Other Construction on I-40
Other parts of I-40 are under construction this spring/summer for safety. Travelers heading east on I-40 will also encounter road construction at Exit 39 in McKinley County, and from mile marker 120.8 to mile marker 119.8, about 6 miles east of Laguna and 12 miles west of the Bernalillo County/Cibola County line.
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Melanie Sam May 23, 8:06 pm Aggravated DWI Ga llup Patrolman R i c h a r d R a ngel wa s dispatched to 2500 Hwy. 602 just after 8 pm on May 23 in reference to a reckless driver in a gray Nissan Versa with a New Mexico license plate. While en route, Rangel was told by Metro Dispatch that the vehicle in question was parked northbound on the side of the
road across from Continental Divide Electric Cooperative. Rangel spotted the gray Nissan Versa and conducted a stop. Rangel noted the vehicle was still running and the driver window was halfway down. He asked the driver, Melanie Sam, 28, of Gallup, to step out of the vehicle, during which she stumbled and caught herself. When Sam was out of the vehicle, Rangel said she had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and smelled like “intoxicating liquid.” Rangel asked Sam how much she had to drink, and she stated she had seven Budweiser’s. Sa m consented to t he
standard field sobriety test, but she had trouble keeping her balance and could not perform the walk-and-turn test to Rangel’s orders. Rangel placed Sam under arrest for DWI and transported her to Gallup Police Department for the breath test, where she posted samples of .24 and .23. Sam was then transported to Ga llup India n Medica l Center for clearance, and finally to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking. Darrow James May 19, 2:15 am Aggravated DWI
Gallup Patrolman J e r a l d Wa t c h m a n was dispatched to the intersection of South Second Street and West Highway 66 after 2 am on May 19 in reference to a vehicle with an unconscious driver. When Watchman arrived on the scene, he met State Police Officer Justin Maese. Maese told Watchman that he had spotted a Pontiac parked just before the railroad crossing for an extended period of time. Maese conducted a traffic stop, during which he noticed the driver and passenger were passed out in the Pontiac. Maese said he pulled the driver, Darrow James, 25, of Gallup, out of the vehicle, and stood by for Gallup police.
Watchman took over the investigation and was assisted by Ga l lup Pol ice Of f icer Richard Rangel. Watchman asked the driver for identification, but was told he had none. The driver gave the name Mike James to Watchman, but later revealed that Mike was his middle name. James told Watchman he was traveling north after picking up his friend, the passenger, at Sammy C’s Rock ‘N Sports Pub and Grille. Rangel placed the passenger in his unit while Watchman gave James the standard field sobriety test, which James failed. Watchman also noted James had bloodshot, watery eyes and the smell of intoxicating liquor on him.
DWI REPORT | SEE PAGE 10
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charge their GPS monitors as part of a signed written contract for the McKinley County Compliance Program. Tyson Long, 23, of Iyanbito, and Terran Sam, 28, of Gallup, were identified by the magistrate court. Bradley said she took on further action, but no other information was given in her report.
MULTIPLE WINDOW BREAKER Gallup, June 3 Gallup Patrolman Terrance Peyketewa was dispatched to 1050 Hwy. 491 ne a r A z t e c Laundry north just after midnight on June 3 in reference to a man who was seen throwing rocks at windows on the building south of KFC north. When Peyketewa arrived, he was told the man was wearing a white tank top and white shorts and he was seen heading north on Highway 491. Peyketewa headed north and spotted a man matching the description, Rudy Lopez, 24, of Albuquerque, outside World Finance at 1211 Hwy. 491. Lopez f led the scene as Peyketewa pulled up to the business. Peyketewa also noted two of the building’s windows
had been shattered, and he called in Gallup Police Officers Christopher Dawes and Jerald Watchman to assist in tracking down Lopez. The three officers searched the area around World Finance, O’Reilly Auto Parts north, and Jiffy Lube. Dawes then said he spotted a man matching Lopez’s description near King Dragon, and upon getting there the officers were able to take Lopez into custody. Peyketewa listed the businesses with damaged windows: World Finance had two two-by-seven feet windows and one six-by-five feet safety glass door valued at $1,000. O’Reilly Auto Parts, Eagle Vision, and KFC each had multiple window damage estimated at $1,000. Lopez was taken to the county jail for booking.
VEHICLE DAMAGE Gallup, June 3 Gallup Patrolman Domenic Molina was dispatched to Desert Skies Motel, 1073 W. Hwy. 66, just after midnight on June 3 in reference to vehicle damage. When Molina arrived at the scene, he spotted a white Toyota passenger car with a New Mexico license plate that had damage to each of
POLICE ACTIVITY | SEE PAGE 11 NEWS
The alley near St. Joseph’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen, 400 N Fifth St., was littered with “addiction debris” and overgrown vegetation. The alley near St. Joseph’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen after it was cleaned by community work service Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS members from RMCHCS. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS
RMCHCS cleans St. Joseph’s Shelter, Boys and Girls Club GALLUP TO PRESENT CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
By William Maderas For the Sun
ehoboth McK inley C h r i s t i a n He a lt h Care Ser v ices has partnered with Dist. 1 Councilor Linda Garcia to remove “addiction debris” and overgrown vegetation at a former homeless camp near St. Joseph’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen at 400 N Fifth St. in Gallup. The hospital’s Community Work Service organization cleared gated alleys adjacent to the shelter in June. T he clea n-up wa s perfor med by a fou r- per son crew from RMCHCS’ community organization, which is comprised of former addicts resid i ng at the hospita l’s Behavioral Health Treatment Center. The clean-up took three days with close to a ton of debris removed from two long alleys. “The clean-up was badly needed. The debris and litter were beginning to impact local businesses in addition to residents. You can actually see the alleys now,” Garcia said. “The crew did a thorough job and completed the work in record time.” Garcia plans to present a Certificate of Appreciation to William Camorata, behavioral special projects director, NEWS
RMCHCS, and service members at the June 25 Gallup City council meeting. The idea to use RMCHCS Community Work Ser v ice st em med f rom t he work they performed in the city’s Mossman area last year, clearing overgrown greenery from an arroyo and alleys behind homes where break-ins had occurred. “We believe it is important to maintain a safe community a nd our progra ms of cleaning up Gallup’s public areas is important,” said David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS. “When public entities find neglected areas of Gallup, we ask that they contact us. Hea lthca re begins w ith a healthy place to live.”
around the club. Marisa Hutchinson, CEO, Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Gallup, has been appreciative of the
organization’s efforts. “RMCHCS and their workers have made a huge difference for the kids,” said
Hutchinson. “They helped us
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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SPRUCED UP In addition to the area around the shelter, RMCHCS is now providing maintenance of the Gallup Boy’s and Girl’s Club. “We scrubbed the floors and re-wa xed them,” said Camorata, who oversees the Community Work Service organization. “It is a great feeling to be able to help Gallup and particularly the children here who deserve a bright future.” Previously the organization has cleaned pedestrian areas Gallup Sun • Friday June 14, 2019
INTOXICATION | FROM PAGE 7 partnered with Extinction Pa intba ll, a nd Couga r Enterprises, both out of Grants, N.M., and was a first for Gallup. “We’ve actually done this several times in Grants with people who’ve never experienced shooting a paintball gun,” he said, “They actually
get their first chance at shooting a paintball launcher and the challenge of hitting targets. We’ve even put in moving targets. Then we put goggles on them and they get to experience as their perception changes of what it’s like to be impaired.” Dodds has seen the positive effect of this demonstration by displaying it prior to high
school homecoming dances. Afterwards, he noted, the program had zero calls regarding DWI’s. “This totally changes the mindset of daily activities,” he said. Rudy Midge, of Yatahey, N.M., was speechless when he tried the paintball demonstration and discovered how alcohol can affect his daily activities.
Nevaeh Rohan collides with a traffic cone as she tries to navigate a go-kart course while wearing goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol during the McKinley County DWI Awareness Day event at Rio West Mall in Gallup June 8. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover
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“It really opened up my eyes, so to speak, when I shot the paintball gun and then tried it again with the goggles on,” he said. “Just knowing how much my motor functions can be altered with alcohol spoke volumes to me. It was funny because I was shooting way off and thinking I was okay at what I was doing and the simulation of wearing those goggles really made me think.” Being no stranger to bringing DWI awareness was Dolly Otero, of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, who is the lead victim service specialist. Otero
covers the entire state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, speaking on the consequences to families and the community. “Our goal was to be here in the community letting them know that MADD is here for everyone,” she said. “We want to help families that have been affected by DWI.” For more information on the McKinley County DWI prevention program call (505) 726-8249; for MADD visit www.madd.org or call 1-877-ASK MADD; for Paintball demonstration contact (505) 285-2585.
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May 17, 3:39 pm Aggravated DWI After hearing about an i n t ox ic a t e d d r iver i n a maroon Nissa Versa with a New Mexico l i c e n s e plate, Gallup Patrolman Caleb Kleeberger was dispatched to Dickey’s BBQ Pit, 3900 E. Hwy. 66, after 3 pm on May 17. Upon arriving at the restaurant, Kleeberger saw the vehicle in question pull out of the restaurant drive-thru and head west towards the Shell gas station parking lot. Kleeberger pulled up to the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Daniel King, 35, of Ft. Defiance. Kleeberger said King had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. There was an empty 24-ounce Coors Light can in the center console as well. As Kleeberger began asking King about his condition, a passenger in the vehicle got out and began talking over Kleeberger. The passenger also appeared to be intoxicated, Kleeberger noted, and was detained so the investigation could continue. K i ng h a d a d m it t ed t o drinking at Applebee’s earlier that day, and consented to the standard field sobriety test. King had trouble keeping his balance as he stood, and refused to do any more tests after failing the walk-and-turn test. Kleeberger placed King under arrest for DWI and transported him to Gallup Police Department, where he posted two samples of .23. King was then transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking.
James was placed under arrest for DWI, and refused to consent to a breath test. Valaria Pete May 18, 6:31 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolman R i c h a r d Ra ngel wa s dispatched to the intersection of E. Hwy. 66 and Boardman Drive after 6 pm on May 18 in reference to a three-car crash in the eastbound lane. G a l lu p S g t . Te r r a nc e Peyketewa and Gallup Police Officers Adrian Quetawki and Domenic Molina were on scene when Rangel arrived. Peyketewa told Rangel said that the three drivers had been arguing after the crash, and that the driver of a white Lincoln passenger car with an Arizona license plate was possibly intoxicated. The driver of the white Lincoln, Valaria Pete, 25, of Gallup, had trouble keeping her balance, Rangel said. Pete also had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. Pete did not consent to the standard field sobriety test but did agree to the breath test, and she was placed under arrest by Rangel. However, Pete wa s not able to blow into the breathalyzer cor rectly at Gallup Police Department. She was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center for clearance, where a nurse had Pete blow into an RBT and she posted a sa mple of .10, a nd then to McK inley County Adult Detention Center for booking. Daniel King
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Four RMCHCS community work service members who recently cleaned the alley near St. Joseph’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RMCHCS
RMCHCS CLEANS | FROM PAGE 9 stretch tight budgets that do not make it easy [to do] the type of infrastructure support they provide. This allows us to
POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 8 its windows. Molina spoke with the victim, who said that she heard the noise from her room and saw a man in a gray sweater running away
JOYCE GRAVES | FROM PAGE 4 years, the sur vivors would come to the ceremony stage when t hey were recognized, but once many more
spend funds on the kids and their activities.” I n t he pa st , Ca mor at a and his crew have removed t r e e s , s h r u b s a nd br u s h as they have done in other a rea s of Ga llup includ ing
schools, churches municipal buildings and other public facilities. For more information, contact: William Madaras: William@Glasslanternpr. com
afterward. The victim was unable to identify the male, except that he could have been Native American. The victim also said they do not know who could have done it, or why. The damage to the vehicle
appeared to have been done with a pipe or tube-shaped blu nt object, Molina reported. The damage is also estimated to be worth about $2,400. No other information is available.
su r v ivor s bega n show i ng up, they were told to stand f rom t he bleacher s to be recognized. While this made the process quicker, Graves said it also had an unexpected effect.
“The survivors would come up to me later and say, ‘I missed your hugs,’ [because I didn’t go on the stage],” she said. For more information on the event, call (505) 262-6023.
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GET UP AND GAME 12 pm-4 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Drop in anytime! Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family. DIY GEODES 4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Gem injectors will be used to grow geodes throughout the summer. For more information call (505) 726-6120 or email jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION 7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium. For more information, call (505) 879-9460. Second Friday of the month. SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES 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. FREE LEGAL FAIR 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. GALLUP LIONS CLUB RODEO 7 pm performance. 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) 8799670. The parade will line up
at Gurley Motor Body Shop and run east to First Street. GALLUP REPERTORY THEATER SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATER CAMP 12 pm-3 pm weekdays through June 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. ANNUAL GALLUP SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK FESTIVAL 7 pm @ the newly-created outdoor performance space on Ninth Street, just north of the Gallup Flea Market. Twelfth Night will be performed tonight and June 14, 15, 21 and 22. Performances are free. For more information call (505) 879-9835. SATURDAY, June 15 STORY TIME 11:00 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. ¡EXPLORA! 2 pm-3 pm @ Children’s Branch. The visit from the science center out of Albuquerque is bringing all new makerspace and tinker activities for all ages. GALLUP LIONS CLUB RODEO 7 pm performance. Entry forms available at the Chamber of Commerce at 106 W. Hwy 66 or at www.galluplions.com. All forms must
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OPINIONS National Garbage Man Week
CELEBRATING HARD-WORKING MEN AND WOMEN WHO HELP KEEP COMMUNITIES CLEAN By Anne Spitza Guest Columnist
very week the big green garbage truck rumbles into the neighborhood and the mechanical spectacle of its hydraulic arm grabbing, lifting, dumping and returning trash and recycling carts to the curb commences.
This commonplace show is accompanied by a brief symphony of safety warning beeps and the crunching of trash being compacted before the driver moves on to the next home. Some of Waste Management of New Mexico’s most loyal residential fans and avid watchers are the kids who eagerly await the arrival of their garbage man
on collection day. June 17 marks the start of National Garbage Man Week. There will be no fanfare or parades for the hard-working men and women who help keep the community clean. There will, however, be appreciation expressed, especially by the wee ones who may leave a drawing or a card they’ve made for their
favored trash truck driver to commemorate the week. Our drivers often comment that the smiles, waves and excitement of the kids in the neighborhoods they service are a real bright spot in their workday. WM reminds parents and guardians to please teach kids to play it safe around garbage trucks. We advise everyone to
watch our operations safely from the sidewalk or front yard and never try to touch a truck or add anything to a cart while it’s being serviced. For more information about National Garbage Man Dan and Week visit www.garbagemanday.org.
GARBAGE TRUCK FASCINATION The fascination many children have with garbage trucks is a phenomenon that has
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF JUNE 17
Dear Reader, enjoy a heaven-sent week. Allow this time to enter unencumbered into the world of light, with no external expectations. This will either be a time of great healing or great suffering. The choice is yours. You may wish to rethink a few things. What is worth fighting for, and what is not? Madame G wishes you well on your journey of life.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your heart is suffering. Pain is entrenched in your spirit and chokes you, as it holds you down. You can’t decide which way is up or down. Your instincts may tell you to inflict pain on others, but this does not end suffering for you. In fact, all it does is create more suffering for yourself and those around you. Don’t fight the storm. Work with it. Joy is here. Life is ebb and flow.
The road to perfection is fierce and tiring. You have many miles until you get there, and you will not get there tonight. In fact, you will never get there. If this bothers you, it’s time for another goal. Perhaps one that’s more attainable. Maybe you should consider that success is relative. Would you know it when you saw it? If not, now is a great time to make a definition.
Life is a series of ups and downs. You can’t force the good or bad to stay or stay away. But, how you respond to each action will show you how to move forward. You are more than your emotions. In fact, your emotions probably drive you astray. Don’t lose focus. Keep an open mind and stop focusing on your pain and suffering. You are in control. Just let go.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
So on and on we go. You can’t look up hoping and expecting to see the stars without going outside in the dark. We may not always know the outcome or believe in ourselves, but we can ask others for support. Trust runs both ways. You can’t expect anyone to trust you, if you don’t trust them. Show others that you believe in them by allowing them to make their own decisions.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Horrible things may have occurred. You may have had a terrible accident, lost a loved one, or been betrayed by a friend. Forgive yourself for feeling the way you feel. Let the pain wash over you. Release it little by little. The pain exists, but no longer troubles you. This is a life without suffering. It’s quite freeing. Live well. Live free.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Don’t joke about your past. Life may have tossed you a few curve balls, but you are an excellent catcher. You continue to see the beauty in life that others rarely see. You’ve made peace with the less than perfect you and embraced who you are now. In fact, you know that life is all about the living. So, know this, you’re worth it. You deserve happiness. Don’t be afraid to ask for it.
Happiness, much like suffering, is a choice. But, sometimes people don’t recognize when they’re unhappy or suffering. It becomes as much a part of their being as breathing. They do it unconsciously. We are only on this planet for a short time. Isn’t it better that we share our knowledge with the world? Show love and receive it. Joy is here now. Spread the love.
No matter what happens, you are still you. No one can ever take that away from you. You may not be perfect, but you are capable of good. The suffering in your heart may pain you to extremes, but you are more than your hurt. If you hurt others, you suffer and they suffer. In our lives, we have but one choice to continue suffering or not. Make your decision.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Living is a life sentence. You won’t make it out alive. So, how we live our lives should be a reflection of the love we feel for each other. You may feel impatient with yourself and others, at times, but we are all just getting dragged along hoping for the best. Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. You are loved. You are capable of good. You deserve good things. Enjoy!
Don’t take off to the hills when everything gets tough. It might feel good at the time, but that is not a long term plan. You can’t protect a family with that attitude. You’re capable of more than you think. It’s okay to get scared and feel sad, but how do you respond? Will you show your family and yourself that you’re tough and resilient? Because you will be before you know it!
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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) The end is not the end, it’s merely a new beginning. But, it’s not always easy to see that. So, forgive yourself for feeling weak. Show compassion to those around you. Remember they are suffering, too. You must be you in a world where being yourself might subject you to harsh judgment. Don’t assume everything you do is right. Sit back and reflect. Keep the good and ditch the bad.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can’t assume you really know what someone is going through. Instead, look out for yourself and others. Don’t assume everyone is wrong when they don’t agree with you. Take time to evaluate your actions and question yourself. If you live in a world of misery, it’s probably of your own making. Don’t suffer needlessly. Let go and let the good times roll. OPINIONS
Dead dog carcass update LETTER TO THE EDITOR Editor, On Monday, April 29, 2019, I observed a dog that was killed in the middle of the bridge that leads to the Navajo reservation on Highway 566, an 11-milelong state road that begins its southern terminus at NM 118 and Historic U.S. Route 66 in Church Rock, and the northern terminus is at the end of state maintenance by the Church Rock Mine. I reported it to the City of Gallup, McKinley County Roads Management Department, the Navajo Nation Department of Transportation (the NN DOT phone line was “out of service”), and the NM Department of Transportation. Ironically, the McKinley County Roads Management
Department and the Navajo Nation Depa r t ment of Tra nspor tation were having a meeting at the Pinedale Chapter House on May 6 at 9 am. On May 8, the dog was still there. I notified these governmental entities to no avail as they all stated that the State of New Mexico has jurisdiction in regards to the bridge and that I should call them. As a last resort, I e-mailed New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to appeal to her for immediate action regarding poor “Fido” and to direct the appropriate department to remove the bloated and rotting corpse from the bridge. This is appalling since all governmental entities I contacted use this bridge daily as
well as thousands of citizens of the Navajo Nation, the City of Gallup, McKinley County, the State of New Mexico and out-of-state visitors (i.e. “Tourists”). On May 9, Jen nifer C. Martinez, Office Manager, New Mexico Department of Transportation wrote: “Good afternoon, I have been advised by our District Engineer that the animal was removed yesterday from the bridge. Thank you,” Unfortunately, this was not the case because after further investigation I discovered that the big black dead dog on the N. M. Hwy. 566 Bridge was never removed as was indicated by Ms. Martinez. It was conveniently pushed off the side of
CLEAN | FROM PAGE 12 persisted for generations. For some, the interest is undoubted ly a s sociated w it h t he excitement of having a largerthan-life working truck show up in front of their house. Child development experts have noted that weekly trash collection becomes part of the natural comings and goings of things for kids. Along with a parent leaving for work, lunch eaten at noon, and a book read at bedtime, the garbage truck servicing the trash is one of the routine and reliable “events” that help children feel secure. Also, if you stop to think about it, watching the garbage man do his/her job is one way toddlers can begin to learn the simple sequencing of things. (Their empty juice box goes in the trash not the recycling. The big bag of trash goes in the bigger trash cart. The trash cart gets rolled out to the curb. The garbage truck comes and takes the trash away. The empty cart gets rolled back to the house.) TRI V I A: Ga rbage Men / Women and Garbage Trucks GARBAGE COLLECTORS: 99 percent of trash collectors are men, but more and more women are stepping up to the job. H I S T O R Y: B e n j a m i n OPINIONS
the bridge and lay at the bottom approximately three feet from the river embankment. Whoever was supposed to rectify this situation only aggravated it by their despicable and irresponsible action. This is unacceptable and i n hu ma ne. The dead dog carcass was clearly a public health issue from the start, which is why I reached out to get assistance. Irresponsible government lack of action is not the phrase I’m looking for. Dereliction of Duty better fits the actions aforementioned. As untimely as this may seem, I believe it has future ramifications, especially on the Navajo reservation where you often see not only dogs but cats, sheep, cows, horses and
sadly, humans as well. It is not a question of who was responsible, but rather who would take the appropriate action(s) necessary to protect the public’s health and safety. This speaks to the value that we as humans place, not only on our pets and other animals, but on who we are as members of our communities. And not only on roads where our governments have jurisdiction, but in places where people can be exposed to the bio-hazardous waste of dead carcasses. Fido was eventually laid to rest on May 10 by an NM DOT employee “Gerado.”. Tha nk you, kind sir. You restored my faith in humanity. Mervyn Tilden Gallup, N.M.
before the driver must return to a transfer station or landfill to empty the truck. SUSTAINABILITY: While many trash collection trucks r un on diesel fuel, Wa ste Management is growing its fleet of cleaner running compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. In New Mexico, WM has 32 CNG trucks in its fleet.
than 240 employees, working in 14 sites across the state, Waste Management of New Mexico delivers comprehensive collection, recycling and disposal services for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Committed to providing environmental solutions for a better future, the company continues to expand its fleet of clean-running compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and opened its first CNG fueling station in New Mexico in 2018. For more information about Waste Management vi sit www.wm.com / newmexico.
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June 17-22 is National Garbageman Week. Most trash collectors are men, but Waste Management says more women are joining the collection force. Franklin initiated the first street sweeping service in the U.S. in 1762 with an act regulating the “pitching, paving and cleaning” the streets of Philadelphia. JOB T I T LE: T here a re many titles for the people who collect the trash: Garbage Men, T ra sh Col lector s, Sa nitation Engineers, Dustmen (British). SAFETY: When Newsweek reported the top 10 most dangerous jobs for 2019, they listed “Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors” at No.5.
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COMMUNITY Gallup ArtsCrawl ‘LISTEN TO THE MUSIC’
By Rhonda Quintana Guest Columnist
t was a celebration of music June 8 at Gallup A r tsCrawl. Gallupians came out in enormous numbers to enjoy different styles of music, ranging from Countr y, Americana, and Gypsy Jazz, to the BK Taiko Japanese Drummers. Matt Smith, a local Gallup musician, said his band had a great crowd and a wonderful response to his original work. Violinist John Sandlin, of Le Chat Lunatique, a gypsy jazz band from Albuquerque, said he really enjoyed the diversity
of the event and that it was the biggest crowed they played to in a long time. The free ArtsCrawl offers gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and craft vendors, specials, and sales throughout the business district and adjacent streets. The event is also fun for the kids with games and crafts. At this event Gallup Arts hosted a rainstick- making workshop which tied in with the theme of the event. “Ga llup A r tsCrawl ha s thrived for so long because this community is filled with creative people who really appreciate the music and the arts,”
Ryan Quintana said. “They are looking for fun ways to spend a Saturday evening with their families or friends, and they get a chance to experience their downtown community in a fresh way. Music and art is a great way to engage the public in interactions with each other. It brings the community closer and shows off the creative talents of its citizens. Local merchants have embraced the event by opening their stores and being more engaged with event and the public.” Gallup ArtsCrawl is a family friendly event on the second Saturday of the month, running from March to December.
The Kelly Mortensen Band singing a country song outside of Sammy C’s Rockin’ Sports Pub n’ Grille during the Gallup ArtsCrawl June 8. Photo Credit: Ana Hudgeons/RAH Photography
Two Children build a bridge with the blocks in the walkway at the Gallup ArtsCrawl June 8. This was where they were also building the tallest block tower to date at ArtsCrawl. Photo Credit: Ana Hudgeons/RAH Photography COMMUNITY
Gallup musician Matt Smith playing guitar and singing at Gallup ArtsCrawl June 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhonda Quintana
BK Taiko Drummers of Albuquerque performing in front of Camille’s Sidewalk Café during Gallup ArtsCrawl. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhonda Quintana
Le Chat Lunatique, of Albuquerque, playing at the Gallup ArtsCrawl June 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rhonda Quintana Gallup Sun • Friday June 14, 2019
Master silversmith Tommy Lowe creates cluster jewelry L UK ACHUK A I, A r iz. – Tommy Lowe, 60, is Mąii Deeshgiizhníí bor n for Táchii’nii. His maternal grandfathers are Tótsohníí and his paternal grandfathers are Naakaii Dine’é. Raised northwest of Lukachukai, Ariz., he continues to live and work there today. In April 1995, Lowe began a life of silversmithing after his position as production superintendent at the lumber mill in Navajo, N.M. ended. “I started buying silversmithing tools when I got my income tax. I bought an acetylene bottle, brazing board, tweezers, scribers, pliers,” he recalled. During those early days, Lowe had to find a style for his jewelry creations, an effort that was hit-and-miss. “You have to start from scratch. It’s probably like making fry bread: you need flour,
baking powder, salt, grease and a good, fine-tuned stove,” he said. His early designs were single stone pieces, beginning with a ring and bracelet. When it came time to sell, however, the buyers were not interested. “There was a lot of this particular style. When I went into the curio shops, there were showcases filled with this type. The pawnshops had a lot, too,” he said. Lowe thought about this and decided to change his style to cluster jewelry pieces, which quadrupled the amount of time necessary to create his art. “Now there’s a difference between the needlepoint and the cluster,” he said. “The needlepoint is usually very skinny. The cluster style is tear drop and heavy pointed.” He bought material for his style change, including Kingman turquoise, sterling silver, bezel,
Tommy Lowe, master cluster silversmith, shares insight on his jewelry-making process with Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise. Photo Credit: Courtesy solder and other items. “I cut up the silver, sliced them into pieces and I made
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my bezel pattern,” he said, noting that the initial cluster piece he made was a matching set of earrings and a ring. His close relatives and friends expressed admiration for his new style and Lowe decided to go forward with his cluster jewelry. He bought more silver and other supplies to make a dozen more matching sets.
“I went to the nearest Indian Market to sell and they loved it. People wanted to know where I was from,” he said. “It’s the people, they are my inspiration.” Success in the jewelry making business comes down to three things, Lowe believes: number one, quality, number
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The latest ‘Shaft’ is a letdown By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 111 MINUTES First debuting in 1971, hardnosed private detective Shaft has entertained audiences for decades, not only in the first trilogy of films (not to mention a brief TV series), but also in a 2000 remake that introduced the next generation of the family. The latest Shaft marks the fifth cinematic outing of the character and adds more relatives to the mix. But despite the talented and charismatic cast assembled, the screenplay fails to maximize the story’s potential to provide action thrills, nor does it go out of its way to address the social themes one would expect. As a result, this is the least persuasive entry in the franchise. Button- dow n, reser ved John Shaft Jr. (Jesse T. Usher) is a data analyst and new employee at the FBI, but feels unappreciated by his superiors. When a childhood friend dies under strange circumstances, the protagonist tries to find out what really happened. After hitting a dead end he reaches out to his estranged father, John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson). The pa ir soon uncover a
SILVERSMITH | FROM PAGE 16 two, authenticity, number three, stamping your work so people can identify the silversmith. “That’s how you promote yourself,” he said. The other unspoken sacrifices that go into his work materialized in the form of back problems, lack of sleep and 12-hour workdays in order to produce signature pieces and make his deadlines. “If the customer complains about the price, I say look at me first. I sacrificed for you,” he said. In 2005, Lowe began selling his jewelry to Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise and the company took his unique style to next level by offering his jewelry at their stores across Navajo land. COMMUNITY
criminal element that may tie into an event from the senior Shaft’s past that splintered the family. As they speak with suspects, the leads try to work out their personal differences and Dad attempts to help his son woo potential romantic interest, Sasha (Alexandra Shipp). Eventually, clan patriarch John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) enters the fray to help take down the bad guys. Those familiar with the series might remember that the first movie involved the character solving a crime to prevent a race war, while others followed the hero taking on the mob, a human smuggling ring, and even stopping an entitled racist with ties to a drug lord. While these previous chapters were sharp and edgy and put Shaft in some dangerous situations with memorably nasty, posturing heavies, this follow-up is decidedly more routine and run-of-the-mill. In fact, it commits the cardinal sin of action movies in not offering an equally notable antagonist. There is a crime lord whom the elder suggests may be responsible for the death. We hear references and see pictures of the figure, but never interact with him, at least until late in the film. As such, he doesn’t make an impression in any way, shape or form and never feels particularly threatening. Instead, the movie follows
He said when the tribal enterprise pays him, he adds to the Navajo economy by spending his money at NACE stores through his purchase of raw materials. “Remember, we’re in this together,” he said. L owe’s jewel r y piece s include rings, pins, squash blo s som s, br a celet s a nd crowns for Miss Navajo. He continues to make jewelry near the foot of the Lukachukai Mountains and encourages people to buy authentic Navajo jewelry from true artists who possess a true love for their work and their customers. “If they’re a great artist, just look at their hands. If they’re just a supply runner, their hands are clean,” he said, showing his rough, stained and calloused hands. Information: www.gonavajo.com
John Shaft II (Samuel L. Jackson), who plays father to John Shaft Jr. (Jesse T. Usher) and helps him to investigate the death of a childhood friend in “Shaft.” Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures the leads as they interview various figures, but most of it is little more than conversations and light bickering between father and son. Their personalities are so different that it offers some potential for conflict and humor. Yet we don’t hear all that many zingers. Mostly, the fatherly private eye tells Shaft Jr. how to act masculine; the son capitulates, only to note later that he doesn’t
approve of the methods being employed. It’s all very routine and far less of it makes an impact than one would expect. Even the shoot-outs and action scenes are remarkably brief and will do little to raise the pulse of viewers. As previously mentioned, the leads are likable, so they do manage to sell an amusing line here and there. But the story they’ve been saddled with is, frankly,
dull and generic. This isn’t a terrible movie, but it is a forgettable one and at times, this reviewer felt like he was watching a TV pilot with some cussing thrown in, rather than a big cinematic rebirth of a classic character. Sadly, there’s a lack of spark to the latest take on Shaft that will leave most viewers feeling let down. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
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The host of ‘ Late Night’ steals the show By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 102 MINUTES
ost late-night shows look like smoothly produced a nd effortless exercises in entertainment, bringing stand-up and celebrity guests together and speaking about latest projects and topics of the day. Of course, it’s an immense amount of work for the host and even more so for the writers tasked with creating talking points almost nightly for a national market. The new comedy Late Night attempts to shed some light on the process and one woman’s attempt to fulfill her aspirations. Chemical pla nt worker Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) has always dreamed of being a comedy writer and after talking to a company head who also owns a TV network, is given an interview in New York City to create jokes for late night show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson). Newbury, whose ratings are falling and has a notorious reputation as being a cutthroat and vicious boss, is also taking heat for having an all-male
Molly Patel (Mindy Kaling) and Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) star together as comedy writer and TV show host in “Late Night.” Photo Credit: Amazon Studios staff. She agrees to add Molly to the team as a diversity hire, who soon feels the pressure of writing for a comedy program, along with the ire of fellow employees like monologue scribe Tom Campbell (Reid Scott). However, Molly’s positive attitude eventually pays off, winning over members of the crew as she attempts to help her temperamental boss stay relevant to audiences and adapt to new trends. The main character may be Molly, but the most entertaining role is clearly Newbury.
The host is so acerbic and hard-nosed as she insults and takes down members of her crew and staff that she demands attention. Thompson is exceptional in the role, making the stand-offish figure sharp-tongued, threatening and somehow likable. Some of her tendencies, including calling writers by an assigned number instead of having to remember their names, are particularly amusing. As the story progresses, reasons are opined for her cool demeanor and the performer does a wonderful job of displaying how a work-obsessed personality in the spotlight can soon begin to take out her frustrations and insecurities on others. This part is the film’s true stand out. K a l i ng acqu it s her sel f well as Molly, displaying all the highs and lows as well as hurt feelings that go into having such a crucial role on the show. The sweet-natured character also gets in a few jabs at her sexist coworkers
and makes some points at the expense of the nastiness and competitiveness of the business, as the need for a ratings boost becomes more and more important. She is certainly a congenia l enough lead, although some of the naiveté comes across as a little too forced. It seems impossible to believe that anyone would be so surprised and taken aback by the behavior witnessed in this fast-paced, high-stress working environment, or be so blunt and oblivious in offering critiques of what may not be working on the show. And the movie follows a routine format, bringing up some interesting situations involving the workplace, only to deal with them in a glossy, superficial manner. Viewers can rest assured that every single one of the concerns raised are dealt with and resolved within the running time, leaving the fictional world in a happier place. Honestly, it seems a strange and inauthentic call
given the harshness and tears suffered through the first half of the feature. While these aspects are too conventional for their own good, at least Emma Thompson is consistently thrilling to watch as the talk show host, offering up entertaining vitriol and bite regularly during the running time. In fact, one wishes that she had been an even nastier adversarial force for the protagonist to overcome and wear down. Late Night has some predictable elements and doesn’t feel quite as cutting as it might have if it had really decided to shatter some of the illusions about working on a TV show. But it does have a magnetic and engaging co-lead that provides the movie with a great deal of tension, awkwardness and humor over the course of the story. It may not win the ratings battle, but it does score some points when it’s at its most finely tuned. V i s i t : w w w . CinemaStance.com
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elcome back to another edition of highlights arrivi ng on Blu-r ay and DVD. Plenty of interesting features both new and old are arriving on shelves in this edition. 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! The 27 Club - Based around the idea that a great many popular celebrities have met untimely ends at the age of 27, this independent horror feature follows a student investigating the phenomenon. When the protagonist meets and befriends a singer-songwriter searching for their big break, the two team up to find the title location and become fully engaged in a strange underground society. The movie has played at a few small film festivals, but is making its debut primarily on disc. As such, there aren’t many reviews of the flick that have been posted yet, so interested parties will have to go in cold. The cast includes Maddisyn Carter, Hailey Allen and Bryan Angel. American Warfighter - A Special Ops soldier wakes nightly from horrific dreams while in the field ser ving alongside fellow soldiers. Despite clearly suffering from PTSD, he continues with his duties, attempting to control the trauma and not make any mistakes that will result in the deaths of his buddies. This is another independent effort that has yet to be screened at cinemas. The movie features Jerry G. Angelo, Paul Logan and Isaac C. Singleton Jr. Captain Marvel - This recent smash hit from Marvel Studios introduces the world to Carol Da nver s a k a Captain Marvel, a new superhero who may originally be from another planet. When a devastating war between two alien species seems imminent, the superhero must travel to Earth to prevent complete COMMUNITY
destruction. Arriving in the 1990s, she encounters and strikes up a friendship with Nick Fur y while attempting to complete her mission. Reviews for this effort were good, although many felt that this flick wasn’t as sharp as it could have been and that some of the humor missed the mark. Still, more found the action and thrills exciting enough to earn it a modest recommendation. It stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Jude Law and Annette Bening. Captive State - A Chicago neighborhood is occupied by an incredibly powerful alien force in this science-fiction picture. Ten years after their arrival, the story details a human resistance movement and otherworldly forces cohabitating in the area and details the struggles experienced as conflicts arise in the community. Some critics commented that the actors were very good and the feature provided a unique and twisty spin on the alien invasion formula. John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Vera Farmiga and D.B. Sweeney headline the movie. Five Feet Apart - This teen roma nce follows a young woman forced t o e ndu r e a rigid program to dea l w it h her cystic fibrosis. When she me et s a teenager suffer i ng f rom the same condition, the two form a bond and begin to feel a strong attraction. However, their treatment method stipulates that they must keep a safe distance from one another. When the young man considers rebelling against medical advisors, the lead worries for him and also wonders if their love for one another could result in tragedy. Reviews were mixed. The cast includes Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse and Claire Forlani. Kill Order - In this action film, armed soldiers arrive at a high school and grasp a young student. The teen, who suffers from terrible visions and nightmares, soon discovers that he also has extraordinary physical powers. He decides to learn what skills he possesses and what these armed guards
want from him, so he can free himself from their control and return to a normal life. Very little is known about this feature so far, other than it has science-fiction elements and bears some resemblance in its basic concept to the Maze Runner film series. It features Chris Mark, Jessica Clement and Denis Akiyama. Leprechaun Returns - The latest chapter in the Leprechaun series finds a group of North Da kot a college students awakening the monster when they demolish a nearby cabin in order to build a new sorority house. The Leprechaun doesn’t like being disturbed or having his gold taken and sets out to punish the youngsters for their actions. This follow-up to the original 1993 film actually premiered on SyFy, where it was generally panned by the press. A small contingent stated that it delivered the B-movie goods and provided a few laughs amid the gruesomeness. However, slightly more called it another (the eighth, specifically) in a long line of unnecessary movies from a franchise well past its due date. Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, Sai Bennett and Linden Porco take on the lead roles. The Mustang - Horses have been a popular subject in films lately, including titles like The Rider and Lean on Pete. In
this effort, a Nevada convict with a dark past gets involved in an outdoor maintenance prison program and captures the attention of one of the organizers. After being assigned to care for horses, the man begins to work with a mustang. He soon feels the positive and healing effect of the animal and uses his experiences to deal with personal issues. Critics were very enthused about this independent drama. Most called the movie a powerful tale of redemption through u nu su a l mea n s. It s t a r s Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell, Connie Britton and Bruce Dern. Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home - This documentary details entertainer Frank Sinatra and the many years he spent living in Palm Springs, California. Apparently, the artist considered the town an oasis of sorts, owning a property there for 50 years that he named Rancho Mirage. Using archived footage and interviews with locals, various aspects of Sinatra’s life are dissected, including the house itself, his tumultuous marriage to Ava Gardner, as well as the celebrity’s favorite hangouts and excursions around town. Fans of the singer may find the material to be of interest. Wrestle - As one might have guessed from the title, the subject of this non-fiction feature is the sport of wrestling; in particular, a team of students from an Alabama high school. Viewers watch them not only as
they prepare for tournaments, but also as they deal with the various complications in their lives. This includes run-ins with the law, as well as some of the issues of their tough coach which begin to rise to the surface, as events progress. Critics responded very positively towards the feature. The film has been called a gripping and compelling look at a group of athletes and a condemnation of problems within the public school system.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! There are numerous older titles receiving high definition upgrades this week. Shout! Factor y has several noteworthy ones arriving. The first is the feature Can’t Stop the Music (1980). Starring The Village People and Steve Guttenberg, this musical was something of a bomb when it was first released and missed the peak of disco music, but still has a following thanks to its over-the-top goofiness. In addition to the film itself, the Blu-ray contains an interview with “Cowboy” Randy Jones, who shares his memories of making the movie and more than an hour’s worth of stories about the production. The release also includes a new audio commentary with the writer/director, producer, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch,
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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 19 and plenty of trailers and commercials for the title. Shout! also has a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of the horror flick, The Entity (1982). This one is about a single woman who f i nd s her sel f bei ng assaulted by a vengeful spirit. She enlists the help of parapsychologists to help stop the threat. The release includes numerous bonuses. You’ll receive new interviews with actress Ba rba ra Hershey, actor David Labiosa, composer Charles Bernstein and editor Frank J. Urioste, as well as a new film historian audio commentary. And there’s more. You can now pick up Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. This Peter Cushing Hammer monster movie has been given a new 2K transfer from the original film elements. It also comes with a bevy of extras like a new film historian commenta r y, inter v iews w ith actor Robert Morris, camera assistant/clapper loader Eddie Collins, 2nd assistant
director Joe Marks, along with an audio track featuring actors Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris, And Film Historian Jonathan Rigby. You’ll also get the World Of Hammer episode, T he Curse Of Frankenstein and the World Of Hammer episode Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing. It also comes with a Hammer Glamour featurette, trailers, TV and radio spots, and still galleries. The Shout Select series is presenting the LGBTQ comedy Jeffrey (1995) on Blu-ray. This effort, starring Steven Weber and Patrick Stewart, arrives on disc with a Weber commentary, and interview with the actor, an interview with the producer and publicity materials. Finally, the company is releasing a Steelbook edition of the entertaining killer fish flick, Piranha (1978). This edition comes with all of the previously released extras in a shell case featuring brand new cover art. Some time ago, this site announced that the AGFA had released a set called the Wakaliwood Supa Action Volume 1: Who Killed Captain Alex? + Bad Black Blu-ray. As you might have guessed, it was
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delayed and missed its release date, but it is arriving this week. Furthermore, the distributor is also giving the same specs for their release of t h e t h r i l l e r, Pursuit (1972). And they have a Special Edition of the George C. Scott romant i c c o m e d y, They Might Be Giants (1971). The disc includes an expanded cut of the film with never-before-seen footage, a director commentary, a featurette on the production, and a trailer. Cr iter ion is del iver i ng Swing Time (1936) on Bluray. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in this musical, which has been given a new 2K restoration. You’ll also get an Astaire authority commentary, archival interviews with the stars and choreographer, a talk with the director, a new program on the elaborate dance numbers, a discussion with a film scholar and an essay on the picture. Sy napse is relea sing a Special Edition Blu-ray of
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the thriller, Slaughter of the Innocents (1993). This madefor-video title came right on the heels of The Silence of the Lambs and even starred Scott Glenn (one of the cast members of the previous film) as an agent hunting down a serial killer. Sony is giving Ghostbusters fans a 35th Anniversary Bluray Steelbook Edition of the first two films in the franchise, Gh ost b u st e r s (198 4) a nd Ghostbusters II (1989). Both films have been re-mastered in 4K and the special features disc includes more than two hours of long-requested and rare archival elements-including never-before-seen deleted scenes from the first film-along with returning inter views, effects breakdowns, multi-angle explorations and much more! Speaking of anniversaries, Paramount is presenting a 15th Anniversary edition Blu-ray of the popular comedy, Mean Girls (2004). And speaking of Steelbooks, you can also get the excellent action picture The Warriors (1979). This release includes the Director’s Cut on Blu-ray and the original version
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on a second DVD. Finally, Warner Archive is making None But the Brave (1965) available on Blu-ray, Redemption is delivering the cult flick, Devil’s Kiss (1976) and My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie (1975) is arriving in high definition courtesy of Cult Epics.
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ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. I Am t h e Ni g h t ( T V Mini-Series) Jonny Quest: The Complete Series (1964-1965) (Warner Archive Blu-ray) Orange is the New Black: Seasons 1-5 Orange is the New Black: Season 6
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday June 18th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, 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 and the County Clerk’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 10th day of June, 2019 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Bill Lee, Chairperson Publication
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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 20 Sun June 14th, 2019 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special meeting on Monday June 17th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. for two issues: Beginning at 9:00 am and until 12:00 pm the Commission will take nominations/letter of Interest and hear comments to fill New Mexico Senate Seat for District 3, (The remaining term of the late Senator John Pinto); and, beginning at 1:30 pm the commission will review and hold discussion to make a decision on how to proceed with Carbon Coal Road and the funding received. This meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, 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 and the County Clerk’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 6th day of June, 2019 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Bill Lee, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun June 14th, 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 & Sunrise Self Storage 2610 E. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-722-7989 For more information. Last Known Address of Tenant: Jaclyn Pinto PO Box 3710 Ya Ta Hey, NM 87375 Kitchen items, Clothes CLASSIFIEDS
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petitive sealed proposals for RFP No. 2019-07 ADMINISTRATIVE AND DESIGN ENGINEERING SERVICES will be received by McKinley County, 207 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 until Monday, July 8, 2019 2:00 p.m. local time. Proposals will be received in the County Commission Chambers. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained in person at the Office of the Manager at 207 West Hill Ave., Third Floor, Gallup, NM 87301, be mailed upon written request to Hugo G. Cano, Procurement Manager (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010, or may be obtained from McKinley County Website: https:// www.co.mckinley.nm.us/Bids. aspx. McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive all formalities. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 Through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED this 14th day of June 2019 BY:/s/ Bill Lee Chairman, Board of Commissioners Published: June 14, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE TO OFFERORS Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: ANCILLARY SERVICES Multi-Year Agreement No. RFP-378-19MA Commodity Code(s): 94815, 94876, 94886, 94887, 96167 & 96258 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Procurement Office, 640 South Boardman, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 or may be downloaded from the GMCS Procurement Webpage https://www.gmcs.k12.nm.us/ apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ ID=1189320&type=d&pREC_
ID=1432746 Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 PM (LOCAL TIME) on June 25, 2019. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked RFP-37819MA. No FAXED PROPOSALS or ELECTRONIC proposal submissions nor proposals 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 proposals and to waive any formalities on minor inconsistencies. Dated the 13th Day of June 2019 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: June 13, 2019 P U B L I C A T I O N DATES: June 14 & 21, 2019 (Gallup Sun) *** REQUESTS FOR QUOTES June 11, 2019 Paint Trim – ARNOLD SITE (34 Residential Lease Buildings) GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY The Gallup Housing Authority is requesting Contractors provide a Quote to Paint Trim (34 Residential Lease Buildings) as described in this package. You are invited to submit a Quote to be received by Mike Burnside, Project Coordinator, for the Gallup Housing Authority. The Housing Authority Main Office is located at 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, phone number (505) 722-4388. Contact Mike
Burnside to make an appointment if you wish to see the housing units and site. Your Proposed Quote must arrive no later than 2:00 PM, Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Gallup Housing Authority Main Office. Proposals may also be emailed to Mike Burnsides email address at: Mike. Burnside@galluphousing.com. Proposals received after this date and time will not be accepted. The following documents must be submitted to be considered a responsive QUOTE: 1.Proposal Form – Section 00300 (completed and signed). 2.Form HUD-5369A (completed and signed). The Gallup Housing Authority reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any part thereof and to waive any informality in any proposal not deemed in the best interest of the Housing Authority. Please refer any questions regarding this proposal in writing (via e-mail) to: Mike Burnside at Mike.Burnside@ galluphousing.com. Published: June 14, 2019 *** US Department of Housing and Urban Development COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND OF INTENT TO REQUEST A RELEASE OF GRAND FUNDS
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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Gallup Housing Authority will conduct its monthly Board of Commissioners meeting to be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM MST, at the Gallup Housing Authority board room, 203 Debra Drive, Gallup, New Mexico 87301. The agenda will be available to the public at the Gallup Housing Authority office. All interested parties are invited to attend.office. All interested parties are invited to attend. Gallup Housing Authority Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By:/S/ Alfred Abeita, Chairman of the Board
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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 McKinley County 207 West Hill Ave PO Box 70 Gallup, NM 87305 Telephone Number: (505) 863-1400 Application/ Grant Number: White Cliffs Mutual Domestic Users Association Water System Improvement Project TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: On or about October 1, 2019 (pending award of CDBG grant) the County of McKinley will request the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to release federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93383) for the following project: PROJECT TITLE OR NAME: White Cliffs Mutual Domestic Users Association Water System Improvement Project PURPOSE OR NATURE OF PROJECT: Construct 50,000 gallon capacity water storage tank and replace water production facilities to stabilize water supply LOCATION OF PROJECT: White Cliffs Community @ White Cliffs Road and Bishop Drive White Cliffs, McKinley County, New Mexico Census Tract(s): 9456 ESTIMATED COST PROJECT: $615,000
PROJECT SUMMARY: Construct a 50,000 gallon water storage tank, connect through right of way to NTUA water line, install new 6,000 gallon finished water storage tank, and install a new duplex pump station in a new building for pumps and controls. FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT An environmental review of the project has been made by the Grantee is available for public examination and copying at the office noted above. Based on the review, the Grantee has determined that a request for release of project fund will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and hence, an environmental impact statement will not be undertaken under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-910)
The reasons for the decision not to prepare and environmental impact statement are as follows: The project will have a small footprint, approximately one acre, and consultations and analysis did not reveal any potential significant adverse impacts on the human or natural environment. The project will have significant positive impact by increasing the stability of the safe drinking water supply and providing additional capacity for fire suppression for the White Cliffs and surrounding community. Public Comment on Finding All interested agencies, groups or person disagreeing with these decisions are invited to submit written comments for consideration by the Grantee by date 6-26-19. All comments must clearly specify which decision they object to. The finding of No Significant Impact or the Request for Release of Funds. All comments so received will be considered by the Grantee prior to its taking any administrative action or requesting release of funds on the date listed immediately above. RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS The Grantee will undertake the project described above with Block Grant funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Lee in his/her official capacity, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision-making and action, and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Grantee may use the Block Grand funds, and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities listed in 24 CFR Part 58. HUD will accept an objection to it’s approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following basis: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the Chief Executive Officer or other officer of the Grantee (b) that the environmental review record for the project indicated omission of a required decision finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process, or (c) another federal agency has submitted written comments pursuant to Section 309 of the Clear Act or Section 102(c) of NEPA. Objections must be prepared and submit-
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ted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD or LGD/DFA, Room 202 Bataan Memorial Bldg., Santa Fe, NM 87501. Objections to the release of funds on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD or LGD/DFA. No objection received after 15 days from the date of request for funds listed above will be considered by HUD or LGD/DFA. Bill Lee, McKinley County Board of Commissioner’s Chairman 207 West Hill Ave PO Box 70 Gallup, NM 87305 NOTICE Date of Publication: June 14, 2019 *** ADVERTISEMENT BIDS
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 14-JUNE 20, 2019 CALENDAR | FROM PAGE 11 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. SUNDAY, June 16 PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY MEETING 2 pm @ Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Ave. The meeting will include a presentation and film documentary about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. After intermission, there will be a business meeting. For more information call Martin (505) 863-6459. TUESDAY, June 18 PAPER ROCKET CHALLENGE 2 pm-3pm @ Children’s Branch. Build paper rockets and shoot for the stars. Build and test fly paper rockets. For more information email email@example.com or call (505) 726-6120 TECH TIME AT THE SENIOR CENTER 10:30 am-12:30 pm @ Northside Senior Center. The Gallup Senior Center hosts computer training to teach the basic skills needed to access a computer. Please contact the Senior Center at (505) 722-4740 for questions about the center. For technology questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291. WEDNESDAY, June 19 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. 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: Green Book. THURSDAY, June 20 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch: Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD. RESUMES WITH RESULTS (GROW WITH GOOGLE) The library provides workshops for job seekers and career climbers. Learn about Google’s free tools for resume building and targeted job searches. For more information email libtrain@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291. WINE & PAINTING 6 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. Have a creative night out! with Dana Aldis. Paint a masterpiece step-by-step while CALENDAR
enjoying two complimentary glasses of wine. Register at www. galluparts.org/wineand-painting. $35 per person 24TH ANNUAL CROWNPOINT JUST MOVE IT FAMILY FUN RUN & WALK 5:30 pm, Registration; 6:30 pm Start time @ Casamero Lake Chapter. Includes a Community Health Fair. For more information call (505) 7866321 or (505) 786-6240. GALLUP REPERTORY THEATER SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATER CAMP 12 pm-3 pm weekdays through June 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. ONGOING GRACE GROUPS 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 PastorBill@GallupChristianChurch. com or call (505) 863-5620. SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES 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. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS DOG TRAINING 2 pm every Friday and 9:30 am every Saturday dog training needs and assistance. The center’s professional trainer helper will be out June 15th and 16th at 9:30 am both days. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS HORSE DEMO 11 am every Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email email@example.com. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS BASIC SELF-DEFENSE CLASS 1pm free for anyone. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. ROCKIN J REAWAKENINGS WELCOME CENTER 10 am-2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more
information email email@example.com. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD 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. RECYCLING COUNCIL 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. RECYCLING DEPOT 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. MCKINLEY CITIZENS’ RECYCLING COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING 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 FREE HIV RAPID TESTING 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. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 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. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 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. CELEBRATE RECOVERY 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.. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS 6 pm - 7 pm Wednesdays, @ First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in
the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY 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. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY 7 pm-9 pm Friday @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. Gallup’s longest-running live show! 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road. GALLUP SOLAR 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. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE 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 RECOVERING ADDICTS FOR JESUS 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 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY GALLUPMCKINLEY COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE 5 pm June 21 and 8 am Saturday, June 22 @ downtown Courthouse Square. For more information call Joyce Graves (505) 862-1457 or Linda Shelton (505) 722-2175. MCKINLEY COUNTY VETERAN SERVICES COLLABORATIVE PLANNED OUTREACH 9 am- 2 pm June 25 @ Rockin J Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). ANNUAL GALLUP SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK FESTIVAL 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. RELAY FOR LIFE OF GALLUP 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. PRIDE MONTH 10:30 am June 23 @ Westminster Presbyterian Church-Gallup. All are invited to celebrate transgender people and hear a story of transition, integrity and faithfulness. 2ND LOOK ON 2ND STREET 6 pm-8 pm, June 25. 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 SBDC WORKSHOP 9 am-2 pm, June 25 @ Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room. NM Workers’ Compensation, NM CRS Tax and Navajo Nation Tax Workshop. Registration at www.nmsbdc. org/gallup or (505) 722-2220. NO HOST BOOK CLUB 6:30 pm @ Westminster Presbyterian Church. Read the monthly themed books, then join others for a lively discussion on the last Friday of the month. For more information contact Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. The book for June is Educated by Tara Westover. Discussion June 28. NAVAJO NATION PRIDE 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. WINE & PAINTING 6 pm-9 pm @ ART123 Gallery. Have a creative night out! July 25 with Dana Aldis. Paint a masterpiece step-by-step while enjoying two complimentary glasses of wine. Register at www. galluparts. org/wine-and-painting. $35 per person KIWANIS NIGHT GOLF EVENT 6:30 pm-8 pm @Fox Run Golf Course. The night golf event on Saturday, July 27 will be a 9 hole, 4-player scramble. Fees per player will be $75. To register, email John at email@example.com or call Fox Run Golf Course at (505) 863-9224. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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What a great issue! From our Person of the Month to the DWI awareness event. Plus a great story and pics from the last ArtsCrawl. And there'...
Published on Jun 14, 2019
What a great issue! From our Person of the Month to the DWI awareness event. Plus a great story and pics from the last ArtsCrawl. And there'...