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CHECK FOR SPARKS City launches Fire Prevention Week. Story Page 8

AT THE DRAWING BOARD Featured artist connects with his passion. Story Page 4



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NEWS Artist of the month talks painting, creative process, Gallup arts scene OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

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h a t s t a r t ed a s something to pa s s t he t i me, t u r ned i nto a n e xc i t i n g a n d r e w a r d i n g career choice for one local artist. Adam Maria, of Ramah, said he has been painting and drawing since he was in high school. “[Drawing] was all I really wanted to do,” Maria said Sept. 11 when talking with the Sun. “Looking back at my school grades, I saw I got a lot of A’s in drawing and welding courses.”

ENGAGING WITH LOCAL ARTS Maria said he decided to pursue the arts professionally, which led him to attend the Institute of A mer ica n Indian A r ts in Santa Fe in 2006 and graduate with a B. A. in 2012. The mission of IAIA is to “to empower creativity and leadership in Native Arts and cultures through higher education, life-long learning and outreach,” according to their website. “I learned most everything I understand about art there,” Maria said. Once Maria returned to the reservation, he said he did not have access to the sculpting tools he had at IAIA, which led him back to drawing and acrylic painting.

Adam Maria, of Ramah, was selected as the Artist of the Month for September. Here he poses in front of a mural with a Native American theme in downtown Gallup Sept. 19. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura This decision led him to apply to a show put on by gallupARTS in 2017. That was the start of his involvement with the gallery. After finding success at this fi rst show, Maria began to exhibit his creations in other local shows, and participated in the art show at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial for the fi rst time in August. His piece, With Beauty, a 5” by 7” drawing and colored pencil piece on grey tone paper, was awarded a fi rst place ribbon during the ceremonial.

THE PROCESS OF CREATING Maria said he begins each piece, such as the samples he shared with the Sun, with a drawing. “Without that, it doesn’t look good,” he said. Once he is satisfied with the drawing, Maria applies the paint to the piece, which then takes it into a new process. “With paint, I try to get the lighting and three-dimensional aspect down,” Maria said. “Then it’s the color, and making sure I get the exact tones I want.” In his works of realism, such

as portraits of people or animals, Maria said he complements the subject with an abstract background that helps the realism of the subject stand out. “It all comes together and creates a pict u re,” Ma r ia said. With the human portraits, Maria said he uses a photo of a person as a reference, and makes sure to make one part of the subject look as realistic as possible. One of his pieces depicts a woman with a necklace, which Maria said would help the person’s face stand out from the rest of the work.

“When you see a blank canvas, it can be a struggle to get started,” Maria said. “You put it off.” But the process of creating a drawing or painting gets easier from there, he continued. “Once you get something on the canvas, you get an idea of how you want to make it look,” Maria said. “That’s the easy part.” The feeling of satisfaction after a piece is completed propels Maria forward to his next effort. “That’s pretty much it,” he said. “Then you start the whole process over.” Maria said some of his smaller drawings and paintings have been completed in about a day, and the largest painting he has ever done took upwards of a month to fi nish.

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE “I do want to go bigger,” Maria said. “I want to have models and a whole setup in a landscape setting [to paint].” He added he wants to get back into sculpting, one of the techniques he picked up while attending IAIA, and make human figures for future works. “I want to apply to the Santa Fe Indian Market and do that as well.” To see more of Adam Mar ia’s drawings and paintings, visit his Instagram page at instagram.com/weldingart21/.


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Tohatchi High School lockdown REPORTS OF SHOTS FIRED. NO ACTIVE SHOOTER FOUND. By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he first day of fall turned into an alarming one for Tohatchi residents. At an unspecified time

Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Accounts Representative Raenona Harvey Sherry Kauzlarich Associate Editor Beth Blakeman Photography Ana Hudgeons Ryan Hudgeons Cable Hoover Knifewing Segura Mike Esquibel Correspondent/Editorial Asst. Cody Begaye

On the Cover Top: Sparky the Fire Dog, mascot for Gallup Fire Department, poses next to one of the Gallup Rescue trucks at 310 E. Maloney Ave. near Gallup Headstart Program. Photo courtesy of Gallup Fire Dept. Bottom: Adam Maria was selected as Artist of the Month for September. After attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, he returned to the Navajo Nation and got back into drawing and acrylic painting. Photo by Knifewing Segura

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Sept. 23, Navajo Nation Police responded to a call about an unknown male indiv idual intending to harm himself at Tohatchi High School. The school was placed on lockdown, and units from multiple jurisdictions responded to the incident, according to Navajo Nation Police. The assisting units included McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico State Police. People in the area stated that they heard shots fired at the scene, leading to word of a possible active shooter circulating on social media. There were also witnesses who said they

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saw smoke coming from one of the buildings. T he McK i n ley Cou nt y Sheriff’s Office and GallupMcKinley County Schools Superintendent Mike Hyatt both stated these claims were incorrect. They said there was not an active shooter on campus, nor was there a fire. “This afternoon staff and students heard a gunshot,” Hyatt said Sept. 23. “The gunshot heard allegedly came from a police officer’s gun near the school campus.” Students from Tohatchi High School and Tohatchi Middle School were escorted to Tohatchi Elementary School as a precautionary measure, where they followed release procedures implemented by the police and district staff, Hyatt said. While multiple witnesses repor ted hea r ing severa l gunshots fired at the school, McKinley County Undersheriff James Maiorano said no suspect fired a weapon.

The scene at Tohatchi High School Sept. 23 during a lockdown. Navajo Police Department responded to a call of an individual wanting to harm himself, and the school was locked down as a precautionary measure. Photo Credit: Marv Chavez The person who allegedly discharged the firearm in question has not been identified, nor has the number of gunshots been disclosed by authorities.

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The scene after a Camaro hit a Durango at south Puerco and Hwy. 66, Sept. 23. Photo Credit: GPD Capt. Erin Toadlena-Pablo Staff Reports


allup police officers were called to South Puerco and Highway 66 at 5:08 pm Sept. 23 to investigate a car crash which involved a white Dodge Durango that had crashed into a lightpole. Upon their arrival officers saw the Durango on Highway 66 and a red Chevrolet Camaro parked in a city lot just north of the highway. The Camaro was determined to be the vehicle that caused the crash. GPD Capt. Erin ToadlenaPablo told the Sun that the Durango had been headed westbound on Highway 66 when the

Camaro was headed eastbound on the same roadway. The Camaro made a left turn into the Gallup Cultural Center parking lot. In making the turn, the Camaro hit the left rear paneling of the Durango. The collision caused the Durango to make a 360 degree turn, cross all lanes of traffic into the eastbound lane, and hit a lightpole. The driver of the Camaro, DeWayne Paquin, 51, of Gallup, was cited for failure to yield. The driver of the Durango, R i c k y Pe t e r s o n , 3 3 , o f Tseyatoh, N.M., was arrested for DWI and having an open container in a motor vehicle. No injuries were reported.

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Romero said the saddle valve corroded over time, which led to the water gushing out earlier in the day. Several addresses on Aztec Avenue, First Street, and Hill Avenue waited while the city made repairs to the water line, which was fixed by the end of the day. “We were able to isolate it pretty quick,” Romero said, saying that they had been notified about the line break early in the day.

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2019 Fire Prevention Week theme announced YOU CAN BE A HERO WITHOUT A CAPE By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he City of Gallup opened its regular meeting Sept. 24 by introducing a VIP: Sparky, the mascot dog of the Gallup Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association. Mayor Jackie McKinney issued a proclamation by the City of Gallup declaring Oct. 6 - 12 as Fire Prevention Week. The message Gallup Fire Department wants to spread for Fire Prevention Week 2019 is “Not every hero wears a cape.” That includes Sparky.

Fire Prevention Week will involve numerous activities and information sessions that will help to ensure the safety and security of Gallup residents, McKinney said. “We will urge people to be aware of their surroundings and find a way out of a building in case of an emergency,” McKinney said, detailing what will be taught during Fire Prevention Week and how the city will support public safety efforts. Fire Chief Eric Babcock voiced his appreciation for the proclamation, and said he hopes people will come out to help spread the joys of fire

Fatal hit and run CAR AND DRIVER FOUND Staff Reports


Gallup police officer was called to 201 J. M. Montoya Blvd. at 8:48 pm Sept. 17, where

two bystanders told an officer that they were driving when they saw something on the road that appeared to be either a body or a trash bag. W hen they stopped to

prevention. Babcock received a plaque from the mayor bearing the proclamation, and he, along with members of Gallup Fire Department, including Sparky, posed for photos. Then, the Fire Chief announced an open house at Gallup Fire Department, 1800 S. Second St., for Oct. 5 to kick off Fire Prevention Week. Another way youngsters in the community can get involved is by visiting Sparky The Fire Dog at his Facebook page, on Twitter @Sparky_Fire_Dog and at www. sparky.org “You are the heroes of this community, not the ones who wear a cape,” McKinney said.

Members of the Gallup Fire Department were present to receive a proclamation for Fire Prevention Week by the Gallup City Council Sept. 24. Top row, from left: Fran Palochak, Dist. 4 councilor; Allan Landavazo, Dist. 2 councilor; Mayor Jackie McKinney; and Yogash Kumar, Dist. 3 councilor. Bottom row, from left: Michael Hoffman, asst. chief of training, EMF; Eric Babcock, fire chief; Jon Pairett, fire inspector; Jonathan Dayton, battalion chief, Joshua Thompson, firefighter; Sparky the Fire Dog; Jacob LaCroix, fire marshal; Arlita Pablo, firefighter; Michael Gleason, fire inspector; Jesse Olivar, firefighter; Jesus Morales, fire deputy chief. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye

check, they found that what they were looking at was a body. They told the officer that they did not witness what took place, and they just saw the body lying there. Medical personnel were called in and pronounced the person, who was later identified as Brian Silversmith,

62, a Native American man, deceased. While officers were on scene, they received a call from Metro Dispatch about a person who witnessed the crash. The witness said he saw a silver SUV hit the man on the road and leave the scene. The witness said he followed the SUV to the northern city limits of

Gallup, and then lost sight of the vehicle. On Sept. 24, Gallup police reported that the driver of the silver SU V had been located. The vehicle has been impounded. The identity of the driver is being withheld pending the fi ling of criminal charges. The investigation is ongoing.




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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Anson Shirley Sept. 22, 7:56 pm DWI (fourth offense) McKinley C o u n t y Sher i ff ’s D e p u t y Roane Alan was on rout i ne pat rol when he received a call from off-duty Deputy Johnson Lee, who advised he was following a black passenger car that was driving recklessly and not maintaining its lane. Alan caught up to the vehicle near Clark Street and Viro Park and proceeded to make a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Anson Shirley, 28, of Ganado, exited the vehicle and Alan said he smelled of alcohol. Shirley also had bloodshot watery eyes and slu r r e d s p e e ch when he told Alan he had a bottle of


imported vodka earlier. Shirley consented to the standard field sobriety test, but eventually refused, and stood behind his vehicle with his hands behind his back. Alan placed Shirley under arrest, reading him the New Mexico Implied Consent Advisor y before transporting him to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. There, Shirley was unable to give a consistent breath test, so he was transported to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services for a blood draw. When that concluded, Shirley was transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked. Garret Begay Sept. 22, 6:20 pm DWI (fourth offense) After hearing a crash and receiving a call for service, McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Tammy Houghtaling headed to the site on Ninth Street, near Jefferson Avenue, where two

vehicles were parked. At the s c e n e , Houghtaling made contact with t h e c a l l e r, R o n a l d Singer, who said he was fi ne. Singer told Houghtaling he had been traveling south on Ninth Street, but a driver headed north had turned and stopped his vehicle in front of Singer’s, resulting in a collision. Houghtaling made contact with the driver of the other vehicle, Garret Begay, 46, of Ft. Wingate, who carried a strong odor of liquor on his breath and had bloodshot, watery eyes and difficulty maintaining his balance. After stating he did not have much to drink, Begay agreed to the standard fi eld sobriety test. But he appeared to have trouble follow ing directions, and eventually

was unable to complete the test. Begay was placed under a r rest. A fter placing him in handcuffs, Houghtaling found an empty miniature of Southern Comfort whiskey in his left pants pocket. She read him the New Mexico Implied Consent Advisory, and Begay agreed to a breath test. While transporting Begay to McKinley County Sheriff’s

O f f ice, Houg ht a l i ng wa s advised Begay’s license had been revoked for a previous DWI, and he had three DWIs on his license in total. Begay posted samples of .28, .24, and .24. He was then transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked.


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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

ASSAULTED BY SON Gallup, Sept. 19 McK inley C o u n t y Sher iff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deputy Roane A la n wa s on patrol when he received a call from dispatch regarding a female subject being physically assaulted by her son. Alan was dispatched to a residence on the 1000 block of U.S. Highway 491, and made contact with the victim, identified as Jean Blackgoat, who described the incident involving her son Wallace Black, 36, of Yatahey. Blackgoat said she had been physically abused by Black early on Sept. 19, including being choked and kicked in the stomach several times. She said Black had continued to harass and assault her later in the morning, including knocking her into the basement and

threatening to kill her. However, Blackgoat was able to get away from the residence and make it to U.S. Highway 491, where she was able to hitchhike to a nearby Speedway gas station, where she met with Alan. There, Alan verified a number of bruises and scratches on her body. Blackgoat said she would be able to transport herself to the nearby hospital for treatment after her son was apprehended. Alan and McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Anthony Morales traveled to the residence and made contact with Black, who admitted to assaulting his mother before refusing to speak to them further without a lawyer. Black was tra nspor ted to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked on charges of battery against a household member and aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony.


dispatched to exit 44 off I-40 in reference to a male subject who had been assaulted. Upon arriving, Clark made contact with Jensen Jim, 55, of Thoreau, who told her he had been traveling with three individuals: Sharrie Ryan, Nancy Ryan, and someone called Mellow. They were traveling eastbound on I-40 in a cream-colored Ford, when the trio began to assault Jim for no apparent reason, he said. Jim said they pulled over beneath a nearby overpass and continued to assault him before taking off in an unknown direction. At first, Jim refused medical treatment by Thoreau EMS, but while en route to Gallup Detox he told Clark he was feeling light-headed and nauseous. Clark transported Jim to RMCHCS and gave the information of the assaulters to Metro Dispatch. They were only able to fi nd information on Sharrie Ryan, however. There were no reported arrests made.

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Gallup, Sept. 18 McK i n ley County Sheriff Sgt. Anthony Morales was on patrol on Hwy. 66 when he noticed a Briana Brown female subject running out of the Speedway store at 3306 E . Hw y. 6 6 ca r r y ing a n 18 - p a c k o f Budweiser cans. A male subject foll o w e d h e r Sheldon Morris out of the store and behind the building. They were identified as Briana Brown, 19, of Red Rock, and Sheldon Morris, 28, of Pinedale. The pair got into a maroon Dodge pickup with two more subjects, Colencia Lynch, 25, of Ft. Wingate, and Edmon Begay, 48, of Jemez Pueblo. Morales was able to stop the pickup from leaving and detained all four subjects. Morales was assisted by McKinley County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deputy Ben Benally in obtaining the names and dates of birth of each of the subjects. Morris initially gave Benally a fake name, but eventually said his real name after Metro Dispatch informed them they were not getting any information returned with the fake name. Morales then met with Tammy Peters, one of the gas station employees, who said Brown and Morris entered the

store and picked up two cases of beer and placed them on the counter. Then Brown grabbed the 18-pack and dashed out of the store with Morris behind her. Brown and Morris were booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center on two charges of larceny under $100 and concealing their identities. Lynch and Begay were transported to Naâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Nizhoozhi Center, Inc. by Benally without further incident.

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OPINIONS Governor’s Medicaid plan means better healthcare for McKinley County By David Conejo CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services


ew Mexico currently has a shortage of physicians in 32 of its 33 counties. Large swaths of McKinley County lie within the Navajo Nation, the largest Indian reservation in the United States. Nearly 80 percent of McKinley County’s 75,000 residents are Native American. New Mexico leads all other states in Medicaid enrollment, with 43 percent of its residents on the program. The goal of New Mexico’s healthcare community is to

bridge the gap in rural health a nd ensure adequate a nd appropriate care is available to all New Mexican’s regardless of their address. Therefore, I support Governor Grisham’s plan to increase Medicaid by $78.5 million for the State of New Mexico. We need to bolster funding for patients and the providers who deliver care and services to the most vulnerable New Mexicans and help rebuild and protect New Mexico’s health care delivery network. Medicaid rates to physicians and others were not adjusted for infl ation by the previous New Mexico administration, resulting in some

rates falling to 70 percent of the Medicare fee schedule used to reimburse practitioners. Rural Health Benefits In addition to attracting medical professionals, the governor’s Medicaid plan will also help rural communities’ behavioral health efforts. Many Medicaid-covered behavioral health services are not reimbursed by Medica re. The overall average percentage of the behavioral health outpatient rate increase is approximately 30 percent. By raising these payment rates, the state’s health services department will bolster its network of behavioral health providers across New Mexico. Outpatient


behavioral health services that are currently above 90 percent of the 2019 Medicare fee schedule will remain unchanged. The anticipated annual fi scal impact for this increase is estimated to be $58.6 million total in state and federal funds combined, with a state general fund impact of $12 million. Another beneficiary to rural residents will be an increase in reimbursement rates paid under the Centennial Care program to New Mexico’s notfor-profit community hospitals which are often located in rural areas. This increase will ensure that payments are adequate to help cover certain business and operating expenses, to account

David Conejo, CEO, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services for lower economies of scale at these not-for-profit facilities, and to aid these hospitals in reinvesting in the health of their local communities. R e s i d e n t s a n d m e di cal professionals can show support for the governor’s Medicaid plan at https://www. hsd.state.nm.us/providers/ fee-schedules.aspx


Enjoy a Libra New Moon on Sept. 27. This is the mark of new beginnings and the time to start new projects. Set intentions and goals that are important to you and don’t be afraid to focus on yourself. What you want out of life is important. It’s time now to pursue your dreams and goals with every inch of your being. Madame G wishes you well on your journey. Don’t forget to enjoy the ride.

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Letter to the editor THOUGHTS ON TRUMP


ove the man or hate the man, Donald Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s message to New Mexicans did inspire hope and excitement for our stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future. Will we see the state turn Red in the next election? Maybe; Only time will tell. I want to express a few thoughts with you before I dive into, the experience of seeing a sitting president in my state, from 20 feet away. This piece is a perspective piece, that I feel needs to be written out and put out there for consideration. Right now, I will tell you, trying to persuade someone to one side or the other on the political spectrum will not work. We are all complex beings with emotions and ideas that are all completely our own. Accepting each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas, and thoughts for what they are is a beautiful thing, but I feel that America and our society has lost this concept. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing when companies like Facebook and Google tell you what to think, and who to support. It blows my mind that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OKâ&#x20AC;? for someone to spew hate in public towards our leaders or support causes that really should make us all sit back and really think about our actions. It blows my mind that the media, as liberal or conservative as you want it to be, makes our leaders out to be monsters. President Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rally was no different. Let me preface this by saying the man really is what you see is what you get. The energy of the crowd was insane. Lots of hope and excitement as he walked out on that stage and addressed the 8,000 plus people who came out to support him; whether demonstrating, in support of him, or because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a SITTING president in our state. The demonstrators were very few; other than the two who got escorted out, it was a wonderful experience. He started off by thanking New Mexicans for supporting him, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fake Newsâ&#x20AC;? media for being there and them for not focusing on things that were good, and of course the proud New Mexicans who were there. He addressed the people, as if you were sitting around the kitchen table.  


President Trump addressed the farmers and ranchers. He is working to support them, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working to cut our taxes, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working to make livable wages happen. He addressed something that was remarkable, for the fi rst time Hispanics as well as Native Americans are living above the poverty line. Small businesses are booming and really the economy is strong. He spoke to the people of New

President Donald J. Trump responding to the crowd at the Santa Ana Star Center Sept. 16. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons/RAH Photography Mexico; he spoke about the elitist mindset and how really that has gotten out of hand.

Now for the readers who will take the time to read this thank you. I am going to

speak as the educator now. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s required by my state standards to teach bias and perspective as well as how government works. I teach history; I love history. I have studied PoliSci in depth. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very hard as a teacher, to teach tolerance and justice, when students are persecuted by adults because they side with a more conservative or liberal view point. Maybe the adults donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think they are doing it, but the students feel it and observe it. That IS NOT OK. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never OK for


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LBUQUERQUE/ GA L LU P - D r. Christopher Estabillo Gonzaga, a primary care physician specializing in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services College Clinic in Gallup, is being recognized Oct. 5 at the 9th Annual Panama Heritage Award Celebration. The ceremony will be held from 2-4 pm at the South Broadway Cultural Center, 1024 Broadway Blvd. SE, Albuquerque. Gonzaga is being honored for his support of the RMCHCSImmediate Action Group program in which he and his wife RMCH Neurologist Dr. Flor Caballar-Gonzaga, along with Gallup volunteers, raise money to feed the homeless. In addition to

treating residents of McKinley Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s healthcare needs for more than twenty years, he has also raised funds for local schools and to help cover the costs of flu vaccines at homeless shelters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;RMCHCS is honored to have such an outstanding physician, homeless advocate and overall community booster ser v i ng at ou r hospit a l,â&#x20AC;? RMCHCS CEO David Conejo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is our great privilege to have someone on our staff so committed to Gallup and McKinley County.â&#x20AC;? RMCHCS has a homeless outreach every Saturday at 8:45 am in conjunction with the IAG, offering a weekly breakfast at the Nizonhi Laundromat parking lot located at 1733 S. Second St. in Gallup where Gonzaga and others volunteer. The award and a plaque are being bestowed by the Filipino American National Historical




Filipino Americans in New Mexico E ver y ot her yea r, t he Filipino American National Historical Society Rio Grande in cooperation with the Filipino American Community Council recognizes Filipino Americans in New Mexico who have contributed to Filipino and New Mexico communities beyond the call of duty. The event is being held during the Filipino American History Month to remember the first Filipinos who landed in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Calif. on October 18, 1587. For information about attending th e c er em ony, vi sit / /

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‘Ad Astra’ is absorbing, features a few wondrous sights By Glenn Kay For the Sun



f any scientists out there are planning on embarking on building a lab in space, they might want to check out the new sci-fi drama Ad Astra. It may compel them to think twice about bringing a very specific mammalian species along for the ride. For the rest of us, this is a low-key, but tense and engaging space drama that effectively combines thrills with personal introspection on the meaning of life and, to a lesser extent, dealing with family grievances. The fi lm is set in the future with Earth under dire threat due to a series of cataclysmic electrical storms coming from Neptune. Not long after, the military approach and fi ll in astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on some of the surprising details. They believe that the lead’s scientist father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) may have survived an ill-fated mission to the edge of the galaxy and could be responsible for the energy bursts. Believing Roy to be austere and unemotional

with the capacity for dealing in a direct manner, Colonel Pruitt (Donald Sutherland) asks him to travel to Mars and relay a message to his dad in the hopes of receiving a response. However, the trip itself poses more danger than expected, and Roy begins to question the motives of his father, his superiors and his own life choices. Roy is an incredibly understated character and some credit should be given to the lead actor for keeping viewers interested in his plight. Despite the numerous threats encountered, he barely raises an eyebrow. It’s a technique that could have killed the suspense, yet the mystery presented, the inherent dangers of the mission and Roy’s ever-growing concern and doubts about the motivations of all involved, manage to keep the tension high and the plot moving along, even when the character is being self-reflective. He’s harboring a great deal of resentment toward his parent and despite insisting otherwise, is clearly stressed by a possible interaction. Visually, the movie is incredible and includes spectacularly convincing futuristic environments, particularly on the Moon, which Roy visits on his way to Mars. It’s here where the filmmakers add some unique and interesting story touches, including recognizable business sponsorships and advertising on

“Ad Astra”, released Sept. 20, features astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) in space on a mission across the solar system to learn the truth about his missing father and an expedition he undertook that now threatens the universe. Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox

the base, alongside the threat of warring factions and conflicts across the surface of the satellite. It’s handled so authentically that these striking images linger in the brain and add believability to the scenario. And when things go sideways and action needs to be taken, the results are equally exceptional. This fi lm features four or five standout scenes filled with both thrilling and frightening twists and surprises. This includes enduring a hair-raising disaster on a towering structure, a dynamic moon buggy chase, a tension filled exploration through a seemingly abandoned spacecraft and many others. The gravity-free environments allow the shots to hold, and slow in the middle of confl ict, raising

tension during the height of the drama. Visual and sound effects are top-notch and the environments lensed by cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema ((Interstellar, Spectre, Dunkirkk) make a lasting impression. Admittedly, not all elements of the film work equally well. Roy’s relationship with his ex-wife Eve (Liv Tyler) is given short shrift…to the point where one wonders why she participated in the project at all. Another issue with the film relates to the mannerisms of the lead character, in particular, his propensity to always explain his thoughts clearly and succinctly. Events during the trip do have a dramatic impact and change the way he views the world, although it’s nothing

unexpected. The narration is appropriate to the character, although his voice-overs about living in the moment, as well as connecting with the people and world around him is presented in a little too direct and explicit a fashion. In the end, the emotional revelations for Roy don’t make as big an impact as they could have. Still, Ad Astra is an absorbing trip overall and its problems don’t detract dramatically from the overall experience. There are a few bumps in this journey to the stars and one might eventually know where they are headed, but the performances and sights are, at times, a wonder to behold. Visit: www.CinemaStance. com

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LETTER | FROM PAGE 12 educators to push their political ideologies on students. How is that teaching tolerance? Give them the tools to discover their own thoughts and ideas. Isn’t that what we want and need? If you heard the president’s speech to New Mexicans you would’ve found this is what he feels. How many times have your said something that has been taken out of context because someone who doesn’t agree with you, doesn’t like you only focus on the negative?  If you are toting around that you tolerate and love everyone, then you need to show it, show acceptance even if you don’t agree. We have all at some point said something offensive to

POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 10 turn onto Highway 608 quickly. Another witness said Bitts had been speeding. Through her investigation, Clark found Yazzie to be at fault for the crash and he was given a violation for careless driving. Occupants of the two vehicles were transported to the nearest hospital for treatment after complaining of injuries. Both vehicles were towed. INTOXICATION LEADS

WEEKLY DWI | FROM PAGE 9 Harry Richard Bahe Sept. 20, 12:52 am DWI (first offense) McK i n ley C o u n t y Sheriff ’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to near mile marker 13 on State Highway 118 in reference to a reported vehicle crash. Upon arriving at the site, Dav id made contact with a gray Buick parked on the south side of the highway. A volunteer McKinley County Fire unit was on the scene and tending to two individuals, identified as Felicia Herder and Harry Richard Bahe, 79, of St. Michaels, Ariz. Herder said Bahe had been driving the vehicle, and she did not know what happened in the crash because she had been asleep. Davis spoke to Bahe, who had an odor of liquor on his COMMUNITY

someone. Many of us who grew up in the ‘90s were taught about character counts. If you are a parent, or work with our youth, please consider this.  America needs to get back to the core values. T he pr e s ident a dd r e s s e d a ll New Mex ica ns. He d id n’t exclude any groups. He praised the tr ibes a nd Hispa nic her itage. His message, whether you want to believe it or not, was inclusive. He spoke about protecting the county from MS-13 and the war on drugs. For New Mexico to have the commander in chief of the military, the President of the United States, in our state is such an honor regardless of your political ideologies. We all need to remember that if we’re going to make the

place we live in a better place we need to fi rst accept each other’s differences, quit playing the race card, be mindful and just know it’s not a presidential problem it’s a human problem. We have forgotten social norms and advocate and a lot of times it to social media post without any thoughts. We live in a country where women are free to think and choose, where getting a job is an option, homeownership, driving the car, owning technology, are oftentimes taken for granted even having the luxury of wanting water and electricity are just viewed as things that we are entitled to, all the while there are many who are less fortunate. Ana Hudgeons Gallup N. M.

TOHATCHI | FROM PAGE 6 hallways. They said they believed a number of students were trampled in the commotion. Again, authorities and the district did not officially disclose the number of any possible injuries. One witness, Marv Chavez, of Gallup, said the scene at Tohatchi was chaotic when parents were arriving to pick up their children. “The scene was so unorganized when parents were blocking the school entrance and emergenc y ser v ice s

couldn’t get through,” Chavez said. Nevertheless, school buses were able to make it through to their respective lanes to transport the students. District students were all safely released by 5:20 pm. Navajo police and associate law enforcement units are continuing their investigation. “Thank you to the police officers who helped our students and staff during this incident,” Hyatt said. “We also thank our Tohatchi staff and students for responding appropriately in this situation.”

TO STOLEN CAR Tohlakai, Sept. 18 A Speedway gas station near the 9 mile marker on U.S. Highway 491 put in a call to Metro Dispatch about a possible intoxicated individual loitering on the premises. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Benally arrived onsite and made contact with

the individual in question, Jack Poncho, who told Benally he and his brother were having car trouble and he was trying to get some assistance. Poncho did have a smell of liquor on his breath, but he agreed to leave the premises and no wants or warrants turned up for his name. Benally soon spotted a silver BMW on the side of the road with another vehicle parked in front, boosting the battery of the silver BMW. The driver was identified as Ruby

Gatling, 39, of Albuquerque, who said the car belonged to her fi ancé. Afterward, Benally called in the location and license plate of the BMW. Metro Dispatch advised the vehicle came back as stolen from Albuquerque. Gatling said she had authorization from her fiancé to use the vehicle and had agreed to return the vehicle the following morning. She admitted she did not know the vehicle was reported stolen. One vehicle occupant, Mike

Kyle, 31, of Twin Lakes, had an outstanding bench warrant and was arrested on the warrant. McKinley County Sheriff Sgt. Anthony Morales took inventory of the vehicle and had it towed. Two other vehicle occupants, Jack Poncho and Felix Poncho, were transported to detox by Morales. Gatling was booked into the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on charges of possessing or transferring a stolen vehicle.

breath, and a wet spot on his pants that looked like urine. After being checked by medical units, Bahe was escorted to Dav is’ unit for fur ther questioning. Bahe admitted to having alcoholic beverages earlier about 4 pm the previous day and that he had been the one driving the vehicle. He then refused to take the standard field sobriety test and was taken into custody. Meanwhile, Herder was transported to the hospital for medical care. Davis read the New Mexico Implied Consent Advisory to Bahe, who then agreed to a breath test. Bahe was transported to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and posted samples of .12 and .12. Ba he wa s t ra nspor ted to Ga llup India n Medica l Center for clearance, and then to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking. Todd Colin Shebola Sept. 22, 10:44 am Aggravated DWI McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Padilla was

d i s pa t ched to Cou nt y Road 1 and Highway 264 in reference to a reckless driver. W h i l e enroute, Padilla was advised by Metro Dispatch the driver was unable to maintain a lane and the person who called in the incident was following the vehicle in question, a blue Hyundai Elantra. Padilla spotted the vehicle near mile marker 12 on Highway 264 and began to follow it as it traveled eastbound. The suspect vehicle did not slow down, and Padilla was forced to increase speed as he pursued it. The suspect vehicle continued to swerve left and right on the road as it reached speeds of over 80 miles per hour. Eventually, the vehicle fi nally pulled off the road past mile marker 14, and Padilla was able to make contact with the driver, Todd Shebola, 24, of Gallup. Shebola had bloodshot red

eyes, and the vehicle carried a strong odor of liquor. The suspect exited the vehicle and staggered as he walked. Padilla issued the standard field sobriety test, but Shebola was unable to complete the instructions he was given and told Padilla to take him in. Padilla placed Shebola in the back of his unit and read him the New Mexico Implied Consent Advisory. While en route to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office for the breath test, Padilla was adv ised Shebola had two outstanding bench warrants f r o m B e r n a l i l lo C o u n t y Metropolitan Court for aggravated battery. Shebola posted two samples of .24 before being transported for booking. Vonerick J. Garcia Sept. 22, 3:50 am DWI (third offense) McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Clayton Etsitty was on patrol on I-40 in reference to two reckless vehicle calls. Etsitty was near mile marker 40 when a call about a swerving maroon truck was put out

by Metro Dispatch. Etsitty spotted a red Chev y pickup truck traveling ea stbou nd about mile ma rker 50, which was unable to maintain its lane. He conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Vonerick Garcia, 30, of Prewitt. Garcia said he was coming from Gallup Indian Medical Center. Etsitty noted he had bloodshot, watery eyes. Garcia admitted to having one beer at about 9 pm the night before. Garcia consented to the standard field sobriety test, but was unable to successfully complete the tasks Etsitty gave him. Garcia was placed under arrest and agreed to a breath test after being read the New Mexico Implied Consent Advisory. He posted samples of .13 and .12, and was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking.

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SPORTS 360 Roswell defeats Miyamura 57-7

Miyamura Patriot Rudy Romero (25) pulls away from the Roswell Coyotes defense at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Miyamura Patriot Sean Matt Garcia (21) attempts to press through the Roswell Coyotes defense at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Miyamura Patriot Drake Guerrero (1) evades Roswell Coyotes Angel Caballero (23) and Freddie Anaya (6) at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 20. Roswell defeated Miyamura 57-7. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Miyamura Patriot Cael Stewart (16) outruns Roswell Coyote Isaac Hurst (62) at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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Pirates defeat Bengals 24-6

Pirate Tyler Topia-Gutierrez (2) sprints past Bengal Amir Woodie (55) at the Sammy C. Chioda TDFL Field in Gallup Sept. 21. The Pirates defeated the Bengals 246. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Cowboys top Seahawks 6-0

Ryan Westman (22) rushes towards the goal line Sept. 21 at Sammy C. Chioda Field in Gallup. The Cowboys defeated the Seahawks 6-0. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Pirate Tyler Topia-Gutierrez (2) is tackled by Bengal Henry Mortensen (40) at the Sammy C. Chioda TDFL Field in Gallup Sept. 21. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Maddox Roberts (30) attempts to elude the Seahawk defense Sept. 21 at Sammy C. Chioda Field in Gallup. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

The Cowboys’ Ryan Westman (22) steps out of the grasp of a Seahawk defender in Gallup at Sammy C. Chioda Field in Gallup Sept. 21. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Thunder’s Antwon Lahi (13) is tackled by Raptor Carlos Garcia (28) at the Sammy C. Chioda TDFL Field in Gallup Sept. 21. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover


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Miyamura vs Rehoboth - call it a tie 0-0

Daya Choudrie (8) passes the ball by Sierra Holloway (3), to a teammate in a match between Miyamura and Rehoboth at Miyamura High School in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Miyamura’s Taniel Espinosa (16) and Rehoboth’s Maddie Arsenault (11) race to control the ball at Miyamura’s soccer field in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

Join us for the annual Lady Patriot Kaylen Leleiwi (10) pushes the ball between Rehoboth’s Shandiin Tahy (10) and Maddie Arsenault (11) during the 0-0 tie at Miyamura High School in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel

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Maddie Arsenault (11) and Sierra Holloway (3) fight for the ball at Miyamura High School in Gallup Sept. 20. Photo Credit: Mike Esquibel


Los Lunas defeats Gallup 3-0 Gallup Bengal goalie Jarom Martinez (11) slides in to stop a shot from Los Lunas Tiger Josiah Garcia (3) Sept. 19 at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup. Los Lunas defeated Gallup 3-0. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Gallup Bengal Joel Estrada (4) holds off Los Lunas Tigers Johnathan Aguilera (7) and Luis Quintana (7) at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 19. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Gallup Bengal Brayan Estrada (1) races against Los Lunas Tiger Ruben Munoz (2) for control of the ball Sept. 19 at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Gallup Bengal Quade Glasses (15) kicks the ball away from Los Lunas Tiger Giovanni Rodriguez (13) at Angelo DiPaolo Stadium in Gallup Sept. 19. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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Sept. 27: 7 pm Dexter @ Wingate


Boys Soccer Sept. 27: 4 pm Wingate @ Tierra Encantada (Santa Fe)

Football Sept. 27: 7 pm West Las Vegas @ Gallup


GALLUP BENGALS Football Sept. 20: Gallup @ Los Alamos Gallup 20 - Los Alamos 21 Boys Soccer Sept. 19: Los Lunas @ Gallup Los Lunas 6 - Gallup 1 Sept 17: St. Michaels (AZ) vs Gallup St. Michaels 1 Gallup 10 Girl Soccer Sept. 19: Los Lunas @ Gallup Los Lunas 6 - Gallup 1 Girls Volleyball Sept. 18: Gallup @ Navajo Prep (Farmington) Gallup 3 - Navajo Prep 1

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Football Sept. 20: Roswell @ Miyamura Roswell 57 Miyamura 7

Boys Soccer Sept. 24: Miyamura @ Kirtland Central Miyamura 1 - Kirtland Central 11 Sept 21: Miyamura @ Capital (Santa Fe) Miyamura 0 - Capital 8 Sept . 19: M iya mu ra @ Va lend ia ( L os Lu na s) Miyamura 0 - Valencia 11 Girls Soccer S e p t 2 0 : R ehobot h Ch r i st ia n @ M iya mu ra R ehobot h Ch r i s t i a n 0 Miyamura 0 Girls Volleyball Sept . 21: M iya mu ra @ Godda rd (Roswel l) Miyamura 0 - Goddard 3 Sept. 21: Miyamura @ Rio Rancho Miyamura 0 - Rio Rancho 3

REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX Boys Soccer S ept . 21: Rehobot h Christian @ Moreno Valley (Angel Fire) RCHS 4 - Moreno Valley 0

Sept. 20: RCHS @ Questa RCHS 6 - Questa 0 Sept 14: Socorro @ RCHS Socorro 6 - RCHS 1

MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Girls Volleyball Oct. 1: 6:30 pm Aztec @ Miyamura


Girls Volleyball Oct. 1: 4 pm Wingate @ Zuni *Local varsity games listed only. Information compiled from MaxPreps.com. If your high school isn’t on here, but you would like to submit a schedule, contact: gallupsunreporters@gmail. com

Girls Volleyball Sept. 24: RCH S @ Newcomb (NM) RCHS 1 Newcomb 3 Sept. 20: RCH S @ Quemado RCHS 2 - Quemado 3 Sept. 19: Tsé Yié Gai @ RCHS Tsé Yié Gai 0 - RCHS 3 S e p t : 17: RC H S @ Tohatchi RCHS 3 - Tohatchi 0

WINGATE BEARS Volleyball Sept. 21: Wingate @ West Las Vegas (neutral) Wingate 0 - West Las Vegas 3 Sept 20: Cottonwood Cla s sic a l P rep (A b q ) @ Wingate CCP 0 - Wingate 3 *Var sity t e am s o n ly. Information compiled from MaxPreps.com. Area schools interested in submitting their scores, contact: gallupsunreporters @gmail.com

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Property Tax Division Order No. 19-30 August 30, 2019 ORDER EXT EN DING DEADLINE FOR SECRETARY OF D E PA R T M E N T OF F I N A N C E A N D A DM I N IST R AT ION T O ISSUE W RITTEN ODER UNDER § 7-38-33 (A) Pursuant to my authority under Section 7-38-85 NMSA 1978, I hereby extend the deadline specified in Section 7-38-35 (A) NMSA 1978 of the Property Tax Code with respect to the 2019 tax year only: The deadline for secretary of finance and administration to issue a written order â&#x20AC;&#x153;set[ting] the property tax rates for the government unit sharing in the tax in accordance with the Property Tax Code and the budget of each as approved by the department of fi nance and administrationâ&#x20AC;? is extended from September 1, 2019 until September 13, 20190. Executed this 30th day of August 2019. Donna Maestas-De Vries, Director Property Tax Division CL ASSIFIED LEGA L

COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: September 20, 2019 September 27, 2019 October 4, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST PROPOSALS


Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL ( VoI P) SOLUTION RFP-387-20MA Com mod it y Code(s): 83988 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 www. gmcs.org

A M A N DATORY PreProposal Conference will be held October 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM (local time) at the Student Support Center, 6 4 0 S out h B o a r d m a n , Gallup, New Mexico 87301. S e a le d pr opo s a l s for such will be received at the Procurement Office until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on October 30, 2019. When they will be opened and those firms submitting a proposalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name will be read aloud. Envelopes and/or Packages are to be sealed and plainly Marked RFP Number RFP-387-20MA. NO FAXED PROPOSALS or proposals submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. T h e G a l lu p - McK i n l e y Cou nt y School Boa rd of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 20th Day of September 2019


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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 R F P I S S U E DA T E : September 20, 2019 PUBLICATION DATES: September 27 & October 4, 2019 (Gallup Sun) O c t ob er 6, 2 019 (Albuquerque Journal) *** PUBLIC NOTICE PU BL IC NO T ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., among other items the commission will consider the preliminary plat for Catalpa Hills Subdivision phase 6. 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 Janessa McMahon 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 23rd day of September, 2019 M c K I N L E Y C OU N T Y B OA R D O F COMMISSIONERS /S/ Bill Lee, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun September 27, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE PU BL IC NO T ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located

on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: CASE # 19-00700002: Request by A l ray Nelson & Bren nen Yonnie, property owners, for a Conditional Use Permit to allow for a short-term rental as an accessory use to the Single Family Residential- C Zone District (SFR-C). The property is located at 1700 Monterey Dr ive; more pa r t icu la rly described as Lot 1, Block 1, Eastview Estates Subdivision. ITEM TWO: CASE # 19-00600003: Request by Leo Fisher on behalf of Debra G. Fisher, property owner, for the Rezoning of approximately 1.489 acres FROM Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) TO Single Family Residential- B Zone District (SFR-B). The property is generally located North of 1010 Patton Drive; more particularly described as Tract C-3 Hidden Valley Subdivision Replat of Tracts C, D & H, 24 15 18, Containing 1.489 Acres M/L. ITEM THREE: CASE # 19-00600004: Request by Brett A. Baker, Red Barn Growers on behalf of DAB, Inc., property owner, for the Rezoning of a parcel of land FROM Rural Holding Zone (RHZ) TO Heavy Commercial Zone District (HC) containing approximately 4.8116 acres. The property is generally located North of 919 East Highway 66 and more particularly described as: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING WITHIN IN SECTION 15, T15N, R18W, N.M.P.M. G A L L U P, M c K I N L E Y COU N T Y, NEW M EX ICO MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BE GI N N I NG AT T H E NORTHEAST CORNER OF TRACT 2 OF THE GARCIA ADDITION FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF McKINLEY COUNTY ON JUNE 5, 1980, AND A POINT ON THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY OF THE B.N.S.F. R A I LWAY F OR M ER LY K NOW N AS THE AT&SF RAILROAD, POINT BEING THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE B.N.S.F. RAILWAY AND A CURVE TO THE RIGHT H AV I NG A R A DI US OF 1332.69’, DELTA OF 10°56’00”, LENGTH OF 254.13’ AND CHORD DIMENSIONS OF

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N89°58’40”E, 253.92’ TO A POINT OF TANGENT; T H E NCE S 8 4° 3 3 ’ 2 0 ” E ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY OF THE B.N.S.F. RAILWAY, 942.39’ TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH SAID SOUTH RIGHTOF-WAY OF THE B.N.S.F. RAILWAY AND THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF INTERSTATE 40, NMSHTD PROJECT No. I-IG-040-1(29)18, T H ENCE S 0 4°0 8’02”W ALONG SAID WEST RIGHTOF-WAY OF INTERSTATE 40, 183.41’ TO A POINT OF INTERSECTION WITH SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF INTERSTATE 40 AND THE NORTH LINE OF I.H. FORD HIGHWAY 66 ADDITION FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF McKINLEY COUNTY ON JULY 1, 1935; THENCE N84°33’20”W, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE OF I.H. FORD HIGHWAY 66 ADDITION, 947.03’ TO A POINT OF CURVATURE; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 1149.85’, D E LTA O F 3 ° 5 8 ’ 3 5 ”, L ENGT H OF 79.8 0’ A ND CHORD DIMENSIONS OF N86°34’030”W, 79.79’ TO A POINT; T H E NCE N01°57 ’ 0 2 ” E LEAVING SAID NORTH LINE OF I.H. FORD HIGHWAY 66 ADDITION, 41.05’ TO A POINT; T HENCE N59°47’4 4”W, 20.72’ TO A POINT; T H ENCE S 87°27’4 8”W, 127.72’ TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID GARCIA ADDITION; T HENCE N05°20’32”W ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF SAID GARCIA ADDITION, 132.40 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. C O N T A I N I N G 4 . 8116 ACRES Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 27 September 2019

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EMAIL: GALLUPSUNLEGALS@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF MCKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO No. D-1113-CV-2019-00388 ANTHONY BONAGUIDI Plaintiff, vs. JAMES L. LEHNER and PALO DURO HOMES, INC, Defendants, NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO TO: PALO DURO HOMES, IN. T H O M A S J. WA K E , Registered Agent You or your attorney are hereby directed to file a pleading or motion in response to the Complaint for Nuisance, Trespass, and Negligence on file herein on or before 30 days from the date of the last publication of this Notice in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court, Eleventh Judicial District of the State of New Mexico, sitting within and for the County of McKinley, that being the Court in which said Complaint is filed, and to serve a copy of the same pleading or motion upon Plaintiffs’ attorneys, Mason and Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec, P.O. Box 1772, Gallup, New Mexico 87305, (505722-4463). Unless a responsive pleading or motion is entered by you in this cause on or before the above date, judgement will be rendered against you by default. T he genera l object of said action is a Complaint for Nuisance, Trespass, and Negligence. W ITNESS the Distr ict Judge of t he T h i r t eent h Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the

seal of said Court this 24th day of September, 2019. Clerk of the District Court Jaycelyn Etsitty County of McKinley Published: Gallup Sun Publishing September 27, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 11, 2019 *** LEGAL NOTICE PU BL IC NO T ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Ga l lup -McK i n ley Cou nt y Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. I T E M ON E : B u d g et I n c r e a s e R e q u e s t fo r Animal Control Rent I T E M T WO : B u d get I n c r e a s e R e q u e s t fo r Animal Control Travel ITEM THREE: Quarterly Financial Report Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 27 September 2019 CLASSIFIEDS



12 pm-4 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Unwind from a busy week with video games and fun for the whole family.


4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Insert your quarters and play in a life-sized PACMan game. “Eat” your way through the first two levels of PAC-MAN before the ghosts catch you.


4:30 pm-6 pm UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup) HCC Building, room 126. Receive pre-hospital training and earn a certificate in First Responder, m EMT Basic or EMT Intermediate, or an Associate degree in EMS. For more information: SDAMON01@unm.edu; (505) 863-7624. SATURDAY, September 28


9:30 am-10 am @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Cuentos y Canciones para niños! We’re building our bilingual skills with stories and songs in English and Spanish this month.


4 pm-6 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. Learn the game Loteria and win prizes. For more information: childlib@gallupnm.gov; (505) 726-6120.


7 am @ La Mosca Lookout. This not-for-profit 50K is a scenic yet challenging mountain ultra created by runners, for runners. Once you see the course, you’ll wonder why you’ve never been here before. Register and come see this hidden part of New Mexico for yourself! SUNDAY, September 29


1 pm Meet at the El Calderon Trailhead on Route 53. El

Malpais National Monument: El Calderon Guided Hike. Join a ranger for a moderate guided hike of the 3.8 mile El Calderon trail. Learn about the different plants, animals, and geology that make up this unique area. The ranger will guide everyone up 200 ft in elevation, to the top of the El Calderon volcanic crater. For directions and other questions, call (505) 876-2783. MONDAY, September 30


9 am-4 pm @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup) Gurley Hall Common Area. Get ready for graduation this semester. For more information: (505) 863-7706. TUESDAY, October 1


Oct 1-31 Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Servcices (1901 Red Rock Dr.) will provide Diagnostic Imaging. Mon - Fri 9 am – 4 pm; Sat 8 am – 1 pm. Call (505) 863-7022 for an appointment. No physician referral necessary. Cash price: $75.


4 pm- 5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Refreshments provided. Club meets on first and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information: childlib@gallupnm.gov or (505) 726-6120.


5 pm-6 pm @ Main Branch Library (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Join the Money Club to learn more about college success and money.Each session in October will cover the same material. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm.gov; (505) 863-1291.


9 am-4 pm @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup) Gurrley Hall Common Area. Get ready for graduation this semester. For more information: (505) 863-7706.


3:30 am @ Grants Dog Park (1256-1298 Lobo Canyon Rd, Grants). We cover obedience, service dog training and support. Please make sure your dog is on a leash and obey all


posted dog park rules. For more information: reawakenings.rockin-j.com WEDNESDAY, October 2


5:30 pm @ Main Branch (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) This week’s film: Cesar Chavez


10:30 am-11 am @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup). Get ready for rhythm and rhyme at Storytime! We’re using rhyme to help build our language skills. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Every Wednesday at 10:30 am and Saturday at 11 am. This program is intended for children ages 2-4.


9 am-4 pm @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup) Gurrley Hall Common Area. Get ready for graduation this semester. For more information: (505) 863-7706.


Get in touch with your creative side and learn new techniques and technologies. This month we’re bringing the heat with our heat tools. Make projects using shrink plastic, polymer clay, and fuse beads. Intended for ages 8 and older. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3


4 pm-5 pm @ Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup): Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Mexican Coco Suns.


5 pm-6 pm @ Main Branch Library (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). Join the Money Club to learn more about college success and money. Each session in October will cover the same material. For more information: jwhitman@gallupnm.gov; (505) 863-1291.


1 pm @ UNM-Gallup (705 Gurley Ave., Gallup), Nursing Building, room 135. Topics to be addressed: Associates Degree in Nursing Program of Study and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Program of Study.


10 am-12 pm @ Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room (106 W. Hwy. 66, Gallup) Registration info: PTAC nmptac.org/events; (505) 224-5965. CALENDAR


7 pm-10 pm @ New Crownpoint Elementary School gymnasium (Main St. H-1, Crownpoint). Second Friday of the month. For more information, call (505) 879-9460.


3:30 pm-5 pm @ the Octavia Fellin Library Meeting Room (115 W. Hill Ave., Gallup) first Monday of the month. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 7220039 for information.


2 pm first Saturday of the month @ Red Mesa on Hill Street (105 W. Hill Ave., Gallup). 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.


10 am-11 am @ Future Foundations Family Center (551 Washington Ave., Grants). Baby Bounce and Boogie is designed for newborn to 3 years of age and their parents. Offered free of charge, however donations are welcome! Every other Wednesday. For more information: (505) 285-3542.

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.


6 pm-8 pm Wednesday (113 E. Logan, Gallup). Free community classes and presentations about all things solar. For more information: (505) 728-9246.


Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society (1315 Hamilton Rd., Gallup). For more information, please call (505) 8632616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Road.


2 pm every Friday and 9:30 am every Saturday dog training needs and assistance. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM).


11 am every Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email reawakeningsinc@gmail.com.


10 am-2 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Reawakenings Veterans Center & Ranch (2 miles North on County Rd 19, Prewitt, NM). For more information email reawakeningsinc@gmail.com.


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


10 am every Saturday @ the First Methodist Church, (1800 Redrock Drive, Gallup). Overeaters Anonymous 12-step meetings. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.


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., Gallup) 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., Gallup) (in the library). All are welcome.


10 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday (1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd., Gallup). 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. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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