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As June’s Social Justice Guest Curator for ART123 Gallery, trumpeter Delbert Anderson is planning on turning the space into an authentic recording studio. Photo Credit: Jeff Kearney


By Dee Velasco For the Sun


a llup is known a s t he “I nd ia n Ca pit a l of t he World” in part for the city’s numerous galleries showcasing art in all manner of mediums that depict many aspects of Native American culture. One local artisan hub is the ART123 Gallery at 123 W. Coa l Ave. Executive Director Rose Eason plays a key role in cultivating the local artist scene, highlighting a mix of Native and non-Native artists and works. I n a Ja n. 6 pre s s release, Eason announced that there are two upcoming Social Justice Guest Curators scheduled for the gallery in May and June. Guest curators submitted their proposals for exhibits that were then selected by a committee. Two creators, Delbert Anderson and Natalya ‘Tasha’ Nez were chosen. Both Nez and

Anderson are set to create shows of local art that address a locally relevant social justice issue, according to the press release. THE GALLERY’S WORK A RT12 3 Ga l ler y aims to showcase the residents of an area by depicting issues and topics through art displays. The work is done with a grant, and proposals for grants are submitted every other year. E a son s a id t he s e shows do more than just showca sing a r tisa ns, they can also provide enough ex posure for local artists that they can be launched into greater opportunities. “Some [artisans] have even skyrocketed their careers as a result of this, blowing up nationally and beyond,” Eason said. ART123 Gallery hosts a new ex h ibit ever y month to support local artists. Eason stated the different activities that are offered each month

offer an important platfor m for t he Na t ive American and local talent the gallery has, such as Nez and Anderson. Nez, a Diné mixed media artist, will install a portrait series that recognize the achievements and contributions on individual Native artists to Gallup’s economy and community in May. “Natalya will be doing portraits and that will be typical to communicate t hei r ow n mes sa ge,” Eason said. “Delbert will be doing a show which will be very interesting and a ‘not-show.’” THE POWER OF MUSIC Anderson, a 37-yearold Diné from Kirtland, New Mexico, is a trumpet a r t ist , educator, and composer. He said he’s excited to be given the chance to spread h i s me s s a ge a mon g the loca l youth w ith his unique display of Native American music that steps out of the traditional native music genre.

“When it comes to Native American music, it’s typical to think of the ‘traditional drum and flute music’ that seems to project Native American music, but we also excel in different genres. Jazz, blues, heavy metal, and others that the world needs to know about and experience,” Anderson said. Anderson will turn ART123 into an authentic record store, which actual music from about 12 local bands during his time at the gallery in June. He said he wants to use music as therapy for a culture that is bombarded by high rises in drug use, suicide, and violence on and off the reservation. “Music can heal, and by creating the feel of an authentic record store, I hope to do that and step away from the schism of ‘traditional native music,’” Anderson said. Anderson said onlookers will also be treated to live performances from the bands as they walk through the exhibit.

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‘Dune: Part Two’ doesn’t falter at all

If Paul is the fabled liberator of Arrakis, victory will still come at a great cost to him and result in countless deaths. He doesn’t want to be the deity of the Fremen and the weight of the sacrifices that must be made to save the known universe from sinister forces are capably projected into the story. Because this is a science-fiction opus with a multitude of characters and extended worlds, it can be a lot to take in. As mentioned, there is more political maneuvering involved than one might initially anticipate. Viewers should also note that this is a very faithful adaptation to a series of books. So, while the main drama is effectively resolved, some plot elements aren’t settled. This reviewer would welcome one more movie to see everything come to a close, but even on its own this is a wonderful adaptation. While the source material may be familiar to many, the visuals are awe-inspiring, there are plenty of tense and exciting moments (thanks to the unique camerawork) and the interpersonal drama still draws viewers in. Despite the high stakes, Dune: Part Two doesn’t falter at all and the pair of titles stand together to deliver a fantastic science-fiction epic. Visit: www.Cinema­stance.Com

By Glenn Kay For the Sun

Rating: 3.5 out of 4 Running Time: 167 minutes This film from Warner Bros. will be playing exclusively at theaters starting Friday, March 1. The 1965 Frank Herbert science-fiction novel Dune has been a tricky one to adapt. There was a notable attempt to develop a movie that famously fell apart. And when an official film finally made it to screens in 1984, the results were visually striking but condensed and confusing. That’s why many were pleasantly surprised by Dune: Part 1 from director/ co-writer Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Paul (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani’s (Zendaya) relationship develops as she trains him to become the one who Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049). While will supposedly lead his people to freedom in “Dune: Part Two.” Photo Credit: Warner Bros. it only told the first half of the novel, it was spectacularly mounted and the story visual treat. There are incredible visuals as in the role of Feyd-Rautha. His cold-blooded benefited from the added time allotment. Harkonnen soldiers search the desert using character is chilling and remarkably intimThankfully, Dune: Part Two is every bit as jet-packs that float them up to the top of idating, making for a very tense final act. accomplished. large rock formations. The effect is strikThere is also plenty of interesting politiPicking up after the events of the ing, as are the battle scenes in which their cal intrigue as motivations behind invasions first feature, the sinister Baron Vladimir equipment is destroyed and they gracelessly and attacks are slowly revealed. Many indiHarkonnen (Stellan Skarsgård) has seem- crash to the ground. viduals and groups have an angle on how to ingly eliminated House Atreides and is now The giant sandworms populating this manipulate events to their own benefit. As in complete control of the planet Arrakis, as fantastic planet were only seen briefly in such, the movie effectively shows how, even well as its immeasurably valuable Melange the first film, but here the characters get or “spice” supply. Little do the villains up close and personal with them. Scenes know, the heir to the Attrides throne Paul of individuals riding the creatures are creDISTRICT 4 (Timothée Chalamet) and his mother Lady atively shot, giving viewers point-of-view MENTMORE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) have survived angles of the heroes reining the inverteand are living with the indigenous desert brates as they plow over and through sand people called Fremen. dunes. Their leader Stilgar (Javier Bardem) The drama between the many characDate: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 believes Paul to be the prophesied one who ters also works effectively. The relationship will lead his people to freedom. But Paul is between Chalamet and Zendaya is well-hanskeptical, as is Chani (Zendaya), who agrees dled as they slowly grow close and begin Time: 6:00 P.M. to help teach him. confiding in one another. Bardem is a blast In the meantime, Baron Harkonnen’s to watch as Stilgar and manages to add nephew Glossu Rabban (Dave Bautista) some very funny moments to an otherwise Place: Tobe Turpen Elementary School struggles to wipe out the Fremen and resume dark story. There are plenty of amusing 3310 Manuelito Avenue spice production. So, the even more socio- moments as the character attempts to conpathic nephew Feyd-Rautha (Austin Butler) vince not only other Fremen that the foris summoned to finish the job. eigner is their savior, but Paul as well. As more conflict arises, the Emperor of On the villainous side, it’s interesting to Hosted by City Councilor Ron Molina the Known Universe (Christopher Walken) see Bautista play a big, ruthless thug slowly reveals his part in the proceedings. losing confidence as setback after setback Although a quorum of the City Council may be in attendance Like the previous entry, this picture is a occurs. Butler makes a fantastic impression at the meeting, no action will be taken by the Council.

Salome’s Stars ARIES: (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Arian won’t be disappointed when taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open up other opportunities down the line. TAURUS: (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that you’re ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. Meanwhile, a new admirer has important news. GEMINI: (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that you’re hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with dramatics. CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isn’t easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others that it was the right thing to do. LEO: (July 23 to August 22) As a proud Lion, you’re right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO: (August 23 to September 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a “promising” project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (September 23

to October 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO: (October 23 to November 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions, but it’s well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGI TA R R I U S: (November 22 to December 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell a certain family member how proud you are of their achievements. CAPRICORN: (December 22 to January 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, you’ll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go toward it. AQUARIUS: (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time for the usually serious-minded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES: (February 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But don’t let yourself get talked into changing your decisions. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 1, 2024 Welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC and DVD. This is a remarkably busy week with blockPublisher busters, independents and Babette Herrmann every other kind of picture Managing Editor you could possibly imagMolly Ann Howell ine. So, if you can’t make it Executive Director out to the movies this week Mandy Marks or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give Design one of these titles a try! Volodymyr Lotysh BIG NEW RELEASES! Contributing Editor THE BLACK MASS: Cody Begaye Inspired by real events, Correspondents this indepenDee Velasco dent chiller Holly J. Wagner is set in 1974 Photography and follows Kimberley Helfenbein the exploits of Merrisha Livingston a soon-to-be Jenny Pond serial killer in Florida. Specifically, The Gallup Sun, it focuses on the final 24 published Fridays, hours before he begins a is not responsible or series of vicious slayings liable for any claims or across the state. The film offerings, nor responalso pays great attention to sible for availability of his future victims and their products advertised. All rights reserved. Re- final hours. There haven’t been production in whole or in part without permis- a great deal of reviews sion is prohibited. The for this picture yet, but a Gallup Sun distributes number online reviewers newspapers in McKindid give it positive notices. ley, Cibola and Apache They stated that the movie counties. powerfully highlighted the people whose lives were Office: 1983 State taken, as well as the disRd. 602 Gallup, NM 87301 turbing psychology of the figure responsible. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GalIt features Kathleen FROM lup Sun, PO BoxKING 1212,FEATURES WEEKLY SERVICE, Kinmont, Jeremy London, Gallup, NM. Jennifer Chelsea 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL Wenger, 32803 Mailing Address: Gilson, Lew Temple POCUSTOMER Box 1212 SERVICE: (800) 708-7311 EXT. and Lisa Wilcox. Gallup, NM 87305 DREAM SCENARIO: 257 A mild-mannered, nondePhone: (505) 722-8994 PAW’S CORNER #12345_20240122script profesFax: (505) 212-0391 sor is told by FOR RELEASE JAN. 22, 2024 an acquainLetter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED tance that he By Sam Mazotta BY EMAIL ONLY. appeared in State full name and their dreams. city/town. No pen names. ID required. All Soon, not submissions subjected only friends but random to editor’s approval. strangers all begin havGuest columnists, email Sun for submission ing visions of the man as requirements. they sleep. Confused but strangely flattered, the lead is initially amused THANK YOU by being unexpectedly But when the ADVERTISERS famous. teacher finds everyone turning on him and learns Amazing Grace that the dreams feature Personal Care him standing around passively while horrible events B3 occur, he finds his real life Amigo in turmoil. Automotive Critics gave this dark comedy high marks. A Group - A1 small number suggested 505 Burgers that while it started enterand Wings - B2 tainingly, the script didn’t Bubany know where to go with its concept and ultimately Insurance fizzled out. Still, most Agency - B1 thought it was a fascinatButler’s Office ing satire on fame with a lot of interesting ideas, as - B5 well as a wonderful lead City of Gallup performance. A3 Nicolas Cage, Julianne El Morro Nicholson, Lily Bird, Jessica Clement, Tim Theatre - A4 & Meadows and Dylan Baker B2 headline the picture. Gallup McKinley T H E I N DEPEN­ DENT: Set in the weeks County Schools leading to a U.S. election, - A2 this mystery/ Genaro’s Cafe drama tells the story of an ide- B2 alistic young Gallup Housing journalist covAuthority - B1 ering the politKeller Williams ical campaign. The frontrunners include Realty - A1 the first potential female Rehoboth president, as well as a McKinley popular independent. The Christian Health writer teams up with her hero, a veteran corresponCare Services dent, to get more backB4 ground on the contenders and end up uncovering a Pinnacle Bank shocking conspiracy. - B3 Unfortunately, the feaRollie Mortuary ture did not fare well with - B5 reviewers. A limited number were positive, saying Route 66 Diner that the charismatic cast - B2 made up for its storytellThunderbird ing issues. Everyone else thought the script and preSupply - A4 sentation strangely was Westend Donut flat and lifeless. They also & Deli - A5 & B2 noted that added melodramatic subplots didn’t help Western the narrative. New Mexico It fe a t u re s Jod ie University - A3 Turner-Smith, Brian Cox,

John Cena, Luke Kirby, Ann Dowd, Stephen Lang and Timothy Busfield. MIGRATION: A fearful mallard duck enjoys l iv i ng i n a forest in New England with his family. So much so that h e fo r b i d s them from traveling outside their territory. After a heartfelt discussion, he finally agrees to travel with them to Jamaica for the winter. But along the way, they get themselves into all sorts of trouble and encounter unexpected difficulties. This animated family film did well at the box office over the holiday season and earned decent reviews from the press. One-quarter of notices did find the movie derivative, predictable and unmemorable. Still, the majority thought the dialogue was witty, the visuals were colorful and that the finished product would be certain to entertain family members both young and old. The voice cast includes Elizabeth Banks, Kumail Nanjiani, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, David Mitchell, Carol Kane and Danny DeVito. MIRANDA’S VIC­ TIM: Based on a true s t o r y, t h i s period effort involves a n 18 -y e a r - o l d who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted in 1963. Her attacker is brought in by police and admits to the crime, but his conviction is ultimately overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court because an attorney was not present during his confession. The retrial that follows becomes a legal battle, with defense lawyers blaming the victim and the teen fighting for justice. This drama was well-received by critics. A limited number of reviews criticized the end product, saying it lacked subtlety and hammered its message over the head of viewers. However, the consensus was that the cast was strong, the story important and that it was a gripping courtroom drama from beginning to end. It st a r s Abiga i l Breslin, Mireille Enos, Donald Sutherland, Kyle MacLachlan, Andy Garcia, Taryn Manning, Emily VanCamp, Luke Wilson and Ryan Phillippe. NEXT GOAL WINS: Based on a true story, this comedy/ dra ma tells the story of the American S a m o a national soccer team. After suffering a humiliating 31-0 defeat during a World Cup qualifying match in 2001, they decide to hire infamously hot-tempered coach Thomas Rongen. The new arrival immediately clashes with the lowkey players, but eventually comes around to their way of thinking and uses different methods to inspire them to compete in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The North American press didn’t really take to this biopic from Taika Watitit (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, JoJo Rabbit).

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Almost half stated that, despite some minor script issues, there were plenty of laughs and called the picture a sweet and ultimately inspiring sports story. Slightly more thought it was the director’s most flatfooted effort and had difficulty not comparing it to his earlier, stronger works. Michael Fassbender, Oscar Kightley, Kaimana, Dav id Fa ne, R a chel House, Beulah Koale, Takia Waititi, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Moss and Rhys Darby headline the film. WONKA: This prequel to Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells an origin story for Willy Wonka. It begins with a poor Wonka starting up a chocolate shop in Europe and facing some nasty competition. The protagonist uncovers a “Chocolate Cartel” plot and

tries to save himself and honest confectioners from the threat, building his own empire in the process. This family comedy from director Paul King (Paddington, Paddington 2) was well-received by reviewers. A small number complained that it all felt a bit too serious and didn’t taste sweet. Still, the overall consensus was that the cast were charming, the visuals were stunning and that the movie was pure entertainment for the entire family. It sta rs Timothée Chalamet, Hugh Grant, Calah Lane, KeeganMicheal Key, Paterson Joseph, Matt Lucas, Mathew Baynton, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carter and Olivia Colman. YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Kid-friendly titles can be found listed below. Extreme Dinosaurs The Complete Series (1997 animated show) (Discotek Media) Blu-ray Migration (Universal)

Blu-ray and DVD combo Paw Patrol: Jungle Pups (Paramount) DVD The Really Loud House Season 1 (Paramount/ Nickelodeon) DVD Wonka (Warner Bros.) 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray, or standalone Blu-ray ON THE TUBE! And here are all of the TV-themed releases arriving this week. Extreme Dinosaurs The Complete Series (1987 animated show) (Discotek Media) Blu-ray Fear the Walking Dead Season 8 (Lionsgate) Blu-ray Monk Season 4 (Kino) Blu-ray Orphan Black The Complete Series (BBC) Blu-ray The Really Loud House Season 1 (Paramount/ Nickelodeon) DVD Space Sheriff Sharivan (198 3 -198 4 Japa nese series) (Discotek) Blu-ray VISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

Cat walking — beneficial or not? By Sam Does Pet Mazzota Insurance King Syndicate Extend to Pet Sitters?


DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I left my EAR PAW’S COR­ dog Shep in the care of a pet sitter for a week NER: while I wasI away on busihave a ness. The sitter texted me that Shep n eduring i g h baowalk r winh the o cut his paw nearby woods, of andher theycats took on him puts both to my veterinarian for care. Shep is leashes and walks them doing fine now. I have pet insurance, but I don’t think my responthrough the it’s neighborsibility to pay for this. The injury hood each day. Shouldn’t occurred while the sitter was walking Theoutside sitter sayson thattheir injury they and illness are my responsibility to own,Who prowling and—doing cover. should pay? Bill in Chicago cat stuff? — Concerned DEARMom BILL:inDid the sitter give Cat Providence, any details of how Shep was injured? Rhode Islandare important. For The circumstances example, if Shep was on-leash and stepped on an unexpected piece of CONCERNED: debrisDEAR in the path, that’s different than ifAs Shep was let and aren’t was runlong asoff-leash the cats ning free in the woods. But, if you nordistressed by theinleash, I mally let him off-leash the woods and instructed sitter that it was OK don’t see athe problem. to do that, then that’s another considSome cats are comeration. pletely u the n i ntere sted Talk more with sitter to get more details. In the meantime, pay the vet in exploring the world and submit the reimbursement claim andcompany. some are tooutside, the pet insurance Professional sitters routinely include a statement in their contract with clients that any illness or injury is the responsibility of the client. This protects them from financial loss if something does happen. However, if they are accused deliberately neglecting MeetofHam! or abusing a pet in their care, that stateShe protect is athem. 1-year-old ment won’t On this note, I’ll and add that Husky mix, shesitters is should purchase liability insurance spayed. Shecovers gets them along that specifically and their business in case a claim made with other dogs andisshe against them — or worse, if they’re loves while goingcaring for walks and injured for someone else’s pet. meeting new people. Pet sitters and owners, what’s your A nyone interested take on this situation? Tell me at ask@ in Venus can visit her at Send your tips, comments or questions the Grants Animal Care to

downright fearful of it. And that’s totally fine. Others, however, want to be outside every chance they get. Letting cats wander outside puts them at risk of being struck by a car, attacked by wildlife or feral cats, or contracting an illness. Cats can be a menace to other creatures, so much so that there’s evidence they are impacting the bird population. Songbirds are already under threat from climate change and bird flu (which spreads just as easily among wild birds as it does on chicken farms), so adding another predator to the list is not a good thing. Putting a cat on a leash (and in a harness, rather than a collar) is a great way to help them explore while keeping them safe. It’s also

helpful when taking your cat on long car trips — they can stretch their legs safely at rest stops. For those who’d like to try walking their cat, buy a harness that fits your cat. Cats won’t like the harness at first; put it on and just let them get used to it while you hold the leash loosely. Make it a positive experience with lots of treats. Once they start exploring comfortably with the harness on, walk around with them, guiding them. Don’t tug on the leash or drag them. Pick them up if they won’t move, but always keep it positive. Send your tips, comments or questions to © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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N.M. congressional delegation welcomes over $35 million for rural development By Sen. Martin Heinrich


A SH I NGTON D.C . — U. S . Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agr icultu re, Ru ra l Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Reps. Teresa Leger Fe r n á n d e z , D - N. M ., M e l a n i e S t a n s b u r y, D-N.M., and Gabe Vasquez, D-N.M., are welcoming over $35 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural development projects across New Mexico as part of the Administration’s Investing in America initiative.

“A s Ch a i r of t he Appropr iat ion s Sub ­ committee that oversees the USDA, I am focused on delivering the federal resources New Mexico’s rural communities need to access essential services like health care, broadband, water, and power in a rapidly changing climate. This latest investment will provide fa r mer s, sma ll businesses, and communities the tools they need to be resilient, strengthen our water infrastructure, improve health outcomes, a nd d r ive econom ic development in our state for future generations,” Heinrich said. Below are the rural development projects that will be funded throughout New Mexico:

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• $200,000 toSustainable Engineering LLC to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers throughout New Mexico apply to the Rural Energy for America Program • $250,000 to help 4-A Packing LLC, a local c h i le bu s i n e s s i n Dem i ng, g row a nd

expand its market and distribution area • A lmost $475,000 to equip health professionals at Santa Teresa Children’s Night Clinic to del iver pr i ma r y care, mental health s er v ic e s , wome n’s health services, and med ica l ly releva nt education. This would

benefit over 14,000 individuals across Doña A na , Socor ro, a nd Torrance Counties • $19 million in a loan guarantee to build and equip a Santa Teresa manufacturing facility operated by Louisiana Pepper Exchange, which will supply pepper mash to various food manufacturers, restaurants, and retail stores • $31,000 to Taos Hotel Associates to install a renewable energy system to save money and energy • $12.5 million in both loans and grantsto rehabilitate the City of Jal’s existing wastewater treatment facility and construct additional facilities • $2.6 million loan to

the City of Truth or Consequences to replace old water lines and reduce water loss and maintenance costs “From water system infrastructure to solar panel development, and even green chile plant expansion, New Mexico’s industr ies a nd infrastructure need investing to continue to grow and sustain our state,” Luján, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said. “I’m glad to welcome these robust grants from the USDA that will help renovate and rehabilitate systems and industries in New Mexico. This funding will cover seven different projects each helping boost industries from different corners of our state.”

Why safe money is important to retirement planning By Al Martinez Guest Columnist


afe money refers to low-risk investments that provide a g ua ra nteed ret u r n on t hei r i nvest ment . Insurance companies t y pica l ly of fer t hese investments and include products such as fixed a n nuities, life insu rance policies, and other f i xed-i ncome i nvestm e n t s . S a fe m o n e y investments are considered low-risk because they provide a guaranteed return on investment and are not subject to market fluctuations. Safe money investments a re impor ta nt to retirement planning because they provide a reliable and predictable source of income dur ing retirement. Dur ing retirement, it is essential to have a steady source of income to cover expenses such as housing, healthcare, and other necessities. Safe money investments can provide a reliable source of income during retirement, which can help retirees maintain their standard of living without having to worry about financial uncertainties. In addition to providing a reliable source of income, safe money investments also offer other benefits for retireme nt pl a n n i n g . For ex a mple, m a ny s a fe mo ney i nve s t me nt s , such as annuities and

life insurance policies, g r o w t a x- d e f e r r e d . This means that investors do not have to pay ta xes on the grow th u nt i l t hey w it hd r aw the money. Safe money investments may not be able to respond to high rates of inflation, which can erode the purchasing power of retirement savings over time. Because safe money investments provide a guaranteed rate of return, they may help retirees keep pace with inflation and maintain the value of their retirement savings, but that also depends on the actual inflation rate. Overall, safe money i nv e s t me nt s a r e a n important part of retirement planning. They provide a reliable source of income, protection from market fluctuations and inflation, and can help retirees maintain their standard of living during retirement. Investors need to consider their r isk tolera nce a nd investment goals when deciding how much to allocate to safe money investments as part of a well-diversified investment portfolio. Some common types of safe money investments include: • Fixed Annuities: Fixed annuities are insurance contracts that provide a guaranteed rate of return over a specific period. They are designed to provide a reliable source of i ncome du r i ng

retirement a nd a re often used as a supplement to other retirement savings vehicles. • Life Insurance Policies: Life insurance policies can also be a safe investment. Certain types of life insurance policies, such as whole life or universal life, offer a guaranteed rate of return and grow tax deferred. • S av i n g s Accou nt s: Savings accounts are a basic form of safe mo ney i nve s t me nt offering a guaranteed ret u r n r at e. W h i le the return on savings accounts is typically lower than other safe money investments, they a re a low-r isk option for short-term savings or emergency funds. • Certificates of Deposit: CDs are a type of time deposit that offer a g ua ra nteed rate of ret u r n for a f i xed period of time. They a re i nsu red by the FDIC up to a certain amount, which makes them a safe option for short-term savings. • Money Market Acco­ unts: Money market accounts are a type of savings account that typically does not offer a higher rate of return than traditional savings accounts. W h i le sa fe money investments offer a guaranteed rate of return a nd protect ion f rom market fluctuations, it is important for investors

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to consider the potentia l d rawbacks. Sa fe money investments may not offer the same g row t h pot ent i a l a s risky investments such a s stock s or mut ua l funds. Additionally, safe money investments may have rest r ict ion s on withdrawals. Safe money investments are an important part of retirement planning. They provide a reliable source of income, protection from market fluctuations and inflation, and can help retirees maintain their standard of living during retirement. Investors should

carefully consider their risk tolerance and investment goals when deciding how much to allocate to safe money investments as part of a well-diversified investment portfolio. It is also important for investors to regularly review their investment portfolio and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that they are on track to meet their retirement goals. A l M a r t i ne z i s a member of Syndicated Columnists, a national organization committed to a fully transparent approach to money management.

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1. LITERATURE: In the children's book, what is Doctor Dolittle's special talent? 2. ART: Who painted the work titled "Starry Night"? 3. FOOD & DRINK: Which vegetable is commonly used to make pickles? 4. MUSIC: What is pop singer Taylor Swift's favorite number? 5. MEDICAL: What is a common name for lachrymation? 6. BUSINESS: When was the Chia Pet invented? 7. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was the first American to win a Nobel Prize? 8. HISTORY: The Aztec civilization emerged in which modern-day country? 9. TELEVISION: Who played the character Michael Scott on TV's "The Office''? 10. GEOGRAPHY: The volcano Mount Vesuvius overlooks which modern-day Italian city?

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Lady Bengals beat the Lady Bobcats

Lady Bobcat Brooke Segay (11) races down the court while Lad y Bengal Alysha Slinkey (4) keeps pace during the Feb. 28 gam e. The Lady Bengals defeated the Lady Bobcats 61-52. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein.

Feb. races down the court during the Lady Bengal Payton Johnson (12) fenbein. Bobcats. Photo Credit: Kim Hel

Lady Bengal Mykeia Vicenti (10) races down the court while Lady Bobcat Mischa Quintana (12) moves to block her. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein.

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y dribbles down the court while Lad Lady Bengal Aniyah Dahozy (5) e. gam 28 . Feb the stop her during Bobcat Brooke Segay (11) tries to n. bei fen Photo Credit: Kim Hel

Lady Bobcat Delanna Russel (22) tries to block Lady Bengal Ashlee Duboise (1) from scoring. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein.

STAR ATHLETES OF THE WEEK School: Crownpoint High Name: Cayden Nodestine Sport: Basketball Grade: Sophomore Cayden is a remarkable team player, fostering unity and camaraderie among peers through his positive attitude and collaborative spirit. Whether it’s lending a helping hand during drills or offering words of encouragement during tough moments, Cayden embodies the true essence of sportsmanship.



School: Gallup High Name: Kayden Tsosie Sport: Basketball Grade: Freshman Kayden is always working hard to get better on and off the court. She is a great student in the classroom and a great teammate on the court. School: Miyamura High Name: Alevia Saucedo Sport: Dance Grade: Junior Alevia made the competition team not even a month ago and has already competed and performed with the team. Her hard work and dedication show in both athletics and academics. The Patriettes are very proud of her. School: Tse’ Yi’ Gai High Name: Jaden Ramon Sport: Basketball Grade: Junior Jaden was chosen as Tsé Yí Gai’s Star Athlete of the Week because of her tenacity in the game against Hozho Academy. She played despite an injury and went on to have one of her highest scoring games of the season. As a scholar, she excels in all her classes and is an example to others. Her positive mindset and constant encouragement of her teammates sets her apart.

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Lady Bengals take down the Lady Patriots

Lady Patriot Andrea Riley (23) races down the court while Lady Bengal Alysha Slinkey (4) keeps pace during the Feb. 23 game at Miyamura High School. The Lady Bengals defeated the Lady Patriots 68-36. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Lady Patriot Kaytoinette Ross (34) races for a layup while Lady Bengal Ashlee Duboise (1) tries to block her during the Feb 23 game. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Lady Bengal Mykeia Vicenti (10) dribbles for a layup while Lady Patriot Kaytoinette Ross (34) tries to block her. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Bengals win at home

jpg Patriot Shane Platero (10) dribbles the ball down the court while Gallup Bengal Kelton Edison (32) mov es to block him during the Feb. 24 game at Gallup High School. The Ben gals defeated the Patriots 56-52. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

the (20) drives the ball down Bengal Quincy Spencer him ck blo zo Diaz (12) tries to court while Patriot Loren ein nb lfe He . Photo Credit: Kim during the Feb. 24 game

Patriot Felix Lopez (32) attempts to block Bengal Tavian Joe (11) from passing to an open teammate during the Feb. 24 game. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Sports scores for Feb. 15 – Feb. 28 Boys Basketball 2/23 66-51 (L) Navajo Pine v. Laguna Acoma 2/23 57-39 (W) Rehoboth Christian v. Dulce 2/23 68-55 (W) Tse’ Yi’ Gai v. Northwest 2/24 56-52 (W) Miyamura @ Gallup 2/24 47-45 (L) Navajo Pine v. Dulce 2/26 82-44 (L) Crownpoint v. Newcomb 2/26 76-73 (W) Gallup v. Shiprock 2/27 63-62 (L) Miyamura v. Kirtland Central 2/27 65-48 (W) Navajo Pine v. Laguna Acoma 2/27 68-51 (W) Thoreau v. Newcomb 2/27 82-51 (W) Tohatchi v. Fort Wingate 2/27 69-47 (W) Tse’ Yi’ Gai @ Ramah

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2/28 74-56 (W) Thoreau @ Tohatchi Girls Basketball 2/23 50-46 (L, OT) Crownpoint @ Thoreau 2/23 68-36 (L) Gallup @ Miyamura 2/23 74-23 (L) Navajo Pine v. Laguna Acoma 2/23 43-32 (L) Rehoboth Christian v. Dulce 2/23 53-39 (W) Tohatchi v. Zuni 2/23 84-30 (W) Tse’ Yi’ Gai v. Northwest 2/24 40-39 (W) Rehoboth Christian v. To’hajiilee 2/24 48-44 (W) Thoreau v. Newcomb 2/24 47-40 (L) Tohatchi v. Navajo Prep

2/26 60-44 (L) Gallup v. Kirtland Central 2/26 50-33 (L) Miyamura v. Bloomfield 2/26 34-13 (W) Navajo Pine @ Rehoboth Christian 2/26 65-22 (L) Ramah v. Pine Hill 2/26 45-33 (W) Tohatchi v. Pine Hill 2/26 69-26 (W) Tse’ Yi’ Gai v. Northwest 2/27 67-38 (W) Crownpoint @ Thoreau 2/28 61-52 (W) Gallup v. Bloomfield 2/28 49-41 (L) Rehoboth Christian v. Dulce 2/28 48-43 (L) Thoreau v. Zuni 2/28 56-50 (L) Tse’ Yi’ Gai v. Pine Hill

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1. On a 1963 episode of the TV sitcom Mister Ed, Ed (the horse) We have the best Burgers & Wings in Gallup! hit a ninside-the-park home run off of what Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher? 2. Basketball Hall 1. What Hockey Hall of Famer won By Ryan A. Berenz of Famer James Worthy four consecutive Selke Trophies for spent his entire playing

best defensive forward as a member of the Montreal Canadiens from 1978-81? 2. Bill Vukovich, winner of the IndiXT. 257 (505) 722-9311 Hours: am pm anapolis 500 in 1953 and 1954, died Tuesday- Friday 11 to 7 1981 NM-602, Gallup, am pm in a crash while leading what race in Saturday 11 to 5 NM 87301 1955? 3. Name the 1990 sports comedy/ drama film that starred C. Thomas Howell and Peter Horton as beach volleyball players. 4. What British swimmer, born with cerebral palsy, won 13 medals in six Summer Paralympic Games? 5. Who was interim head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team when they beat the Michigan State Spartans 17-3 in the 2003 MasterCard Alamo Bowl? (Hint: He was Nebraska’s head coach from 2008-14.) 6. On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby became the first Black player in the American League as a member of what MLB team? OPENING MARCH 1ST 7. Scott Zolak was the backup quarDine-In and Patio Sitting terback for what NFL team from DATES TIMES is now open! 1991-98? Tuesday-Friday 6:00 pm Saturday 12pm-3pm-6pm Answers Sunday 12pm-3pm Or Call for Pick-up or Delivery! 1. Bob Gainey. Mon - Sat 7 am - 7 pm 2502 E Hist. Hwy 66, Gallup NM 2. The Indianapolis 500. (505)726-2600 Sunday - Closed (505) 726-2800 џ (505) 297-89363. “Side Out.” 4. Sascha Kindred. 5. Bo Pelini. 6. The Cleveland Indians. 7. The New England Patriots.

career from 1982-94 with what NBA team? 3. NA S CA R d r i vers Dick Trickle, Dave Marcis, Alan Kulwicki, M a t t Ke n s e t h , Pa u l Men a rd a nd Da n ic a Patrick were all born in what U.S. state?

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4. What sports and fitness society was created in the Soviet Union in 1923? 5. Na me t he t wo defensive linemen for the Dallas Cowboys who were named co-MVPs of Super Bowl XII. 6. What publication, promoted as “The IN YOUR FACE Basketball Magazine,” launched in 1994? 7. Before the 1994 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded what futu re Ha ll of Fa me pitcher to the Montreal Expos for second baseman Delino DeShields? Answers 1. Sandy Koufax. 2. The Los Angeles Lakers. 3. Wisconsin. 4. Dynamo. 5. Har vey Mar tin and Randy White. 6. SLAM 7. Pedro Martinez


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First seasonal hantavirus case confirmed in N.M. NAVAJO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES ADVISORY, PREVENTATIVE TIPS Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation Department of Health has reported the first Hantavirus case of 2024 in San Juan County, New Mexico, and issued a public health advisory on Feb. 22. In coordination with the Navajo Epidemiology Center and Indian Health Service, the advisory cautions the Navajo public regarding Hantavirus which is also referred to as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Deer mice are the primary carriers of Hantavirus. The virus is found in mice droppings and urine. Individuals are typically exposed to Hantavirus around their homes, cabins or sheds, especially when cleaning out or exploring enclosed areas with mouse droppings. In 2023, nine cases were confirmed on the Navajo Nation in the San Juan and McKinley counties of New Mexico, and Navajo and Apache counties in Arizona. Hantavirus is not spread from person to person. Hantavirus infections can occur all year. Based on documented cases, there is an increase in HPS infections during the spring season. In periods of high rain and snowfall, evidence shows increases in Hantavirus cases. Because of the spring season and recent rain and snowfall, this public health advisory urges Navajo citizens

to practice preventative measures to avoid contracting Hantavirus. PREVENTION STEPS Hantavirus is transmitted to people who come into contact with or breathe infected deer mice droppings and urine. It is essential to take appropriate precautions when entering areas where deer mice have been. Check surroundings for mouse droppings. To avoid outbreaks, consider preventative actions to stop the spread, such as cleaning around the home. Symptoms of HPS can be much like COVID-19 or the flu. Only a medical exam and laboratory tests can determine the difference. Monitor any flu-like symptoms and respiratory symptoms. There is no vaccine or cure for HPS, but steps can be taken to reduce the risk of contracting hantavirus. To prevent HPS, public health officials recommend the following: • Beware of signs of rodent activity such as droppings, nests or other evidence. • Open all doors and windows for 30 minutes to air out before entering a shed, barn or garage. • Do not stir up dust by vacuuming, sweeping or by any other means when cleaning up rodent droppings. • When rodent droppings or nests are found, spray them with a household disinfectant and allow them to soak for at least 15 minutes. Disinfectant solution can be made by mixing one

cup of bleach with one gallon of water. • After disinfecting, wear rubber gloves and clean up the droppings with disposable materials such as paper towels, rags, or disposable mop heads. • Seal all materials, droppings, or nests in double plastic bags and dispose of them in the trash. • Prevent rodents from entering the home by plugging or sealing all holes and gaps to the outside greater than 1/4-inch in diameter. • Eliminate or reduce rodent shelters

around the home by removing outdoor junk and clutter and moving woodpiles, lumber, hay bales, etc. • Do not make food readily available to rodents. Do not leave pet food in the dishes. Dispose of garbage in trash cans with tight-fitting lids. For information about Hantavirus p re ve ntion , ca l l th e Navajo Epidemiology Center at 928-8716539 or visit gov/Projects/Infectious-Disease and

Deer mice are the primary carriers of Hantavirus. The virus is found in mice droppings and urine.

Nygren welcomes first Navajo veterinarian in two years Ma nuel ito i s a Tohatch i H ig h S chool a lu m , a nd he g r a du a t ed from New Mexico State University A n ima l Science Progra m a nd Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He also has over 15 years of e x p e r ie nc e work i n g a t T h a l Equine Regional Equine Hospital in Santa Fe and Cedar Animal Medical Center in Gallup. N a v a j o Te c h n i c a l Un iver sit y cont i nue s to create pathways for students to tra nsition to la rger i n st it ut ion s t o encou r a ge Nav a jo veterinar y students to ret u r n t o t he Nav a jo Nation and provide vital services. Last year, President Nygren signed a memorandum of agreement w it h t he Un iver sit y of A r i zona to rewa rd seven el ig ible Nava jo veter ina r y students

Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren stands with Dr. David Manuelito, the Navajo Nation’s first veterinarian in over two years. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the OPVP Staff Reports


I N D OW R O CK , A r i z . — Nava jo Nat ion P resident Buu Nyg ren welcomed Dr. Dav id Ma nuel ito, t he Nava jo Nation’s first veterinarian in over t wo yea r s, to t he Nava jo Nat ion Veterinary Management on Feb. 26. O f f ic e of t h e P r e s i d e n t a n d Vice President Division of Natural Resources Director W. Mike Halona a nd Depa r t ment Ma nager L eo Watchman attended the meeting and also expressed their appreciation

and congratulated Manuelito. “Our Nation has a variety of large a nd sma ll a nima ls, a nd most pet owners are at a disadvantage traveling long distances for ser vices and care,” Nygren said. “I am so excited that we finally have a Navajo veterinarian familiar with our land and the needs of all our animals.” T he Nava jo Nation Veter i na r y Management Program has needed a veterinarian since 2022, hindering the program in offer ing complete veterinarian services specific to the animal owners of the Navajo Nation.

w it h a f u l l schola r sh ip, w it h it s funding shared between the Navajo Nation and the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine. “I’m glad Dr. Manuelito grew up in the Navajo Nation and knows of our land, our animals,” Nygren said. “We look forward to expanding and creating pa r tnerships to br ing in more Navajo veterinarians.”

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COUNTY OF CIBOLA THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT JUANITA CHAVEZ REVOCABLE TRUST, Plaintiff, Vs. No. D-1333CV-2024-00038 GARY W. EVANS, BOYD STANLEY FOSTER, ALEXIA FOSTER, SHIRLEY K. CHAVEZ a/k/a SHIRLEY K. CORTEZ, ESTATE OF EDDIE CHAVEZ HIS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS & UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF, Defendants, NOTICE OF PENDEN­ CY OF SUIT TO: GARY W. EVANS, BOYD STANLEY FOSTER, ALEXIA FOSTER, SHIRLEY K. CHAVEZ a/k/a SHIRLEY K. CORTEZ, ESTATE OF EDDIE CHAVEZ, his heirs, Successors, assigns and “Unknown Claimants in Interest Adverse to Plaintiff.” You or your attorney are hereby directed to file a pleading or motion in response to the complaint to Quiet Title on file herein on or before 20 days from the date of the last publication of the Notice in the Office of the Clerks of the District Court, Thirteenth Judicial District of the State of New Mexico, sitting within and for the County of Cibola, that being the Court in which said Complaint is filed, and to serve a copy of the same pleading or motion upon Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s attorneys, Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec, P.O. Box 1772, Gallup, New Mexico 87305, (505-722-4463). Unless a responsive pleading or motion is entered by you in this cause on or before the above date, judgment will be rendered against you by default. The general object of said actions is to quiet the title of the following-described property in Cibola County, New Mexico: Lot Ten (10) in Block Twenty-Four (24) of the MILAN TOWNSITE, Cibola County, New Mexico. SUBJECT TO all legally existing easements, restrictions and reservations. WITNESS the District Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this ___ day of February, 2024. Clerk of District Court


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Deputy Published: Gallup Sun February 23, 2024 March 1, 2024 March 8, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LUPTON PLANT PROPERTY, LLC Plaintiff, v. No. D-1113CV-2023-00537 MARK U. NICHOLSON, as Trustee of the DALE NICHOLSON TRUST; MARK U. NICHOLSON, as Trustee of THE NICHOLSON CHILDREN TRUST; VENDOIL HOLDINGS, LLC; and ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS who may have an interest in the real property which is the subject of this lawsuit, Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF ACTION TO ALL UNKNOWN PERSONS WHO MAY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS LAWSUIT: PLEASE BE ADVISED that a Verified Complaint to Quiet Title and for Declaratory Judgment (“Complaint”) has been filed in the Eleventh Judicial District Court, McKinley County, New Mexico, Cause No. D-1113-CV-2023-00537, by Plaintiff Lupton Plant Property, LLC (“Plaintiff”). A copy of the Complaint may be obtained from Plaintiff’s attorneys, Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP (Cassandra R. Malone and Isaac J. Lopez), P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103, 201 Third St. NW, 12th floor, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102, (505) 346-4646. The real property which is the subject of this action is located in McKinley County, New Mexico, and is more particularly described as: That portion of the following described tract of land located in Section 15, Township 13 North, Range 21 West, New Mexico Prime Meridian, McKinley County, State of New Mexico, to-wit: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Northerly line of the said right-of-way of U.S. Highway 66, as it existed in the month of July 1945, with the line between the State of New Mexico and the State of Arizona and Run:


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Thence in a Northeasterly direction along the said Northerly line of said right-of-way, a distance of 600 feet, to the most Easterly Corner of this tract; Thence in a Northwesterly direction at right angles to said Northerly line of said right-of-way a distance of 600 feet, to the most Northerly Corner of this tract. Thence in a Southwesterly direction, along a line parallel with the said Northerly line of U.S. Highway 66, 1200 feet, more or less, to a point which is 600 feet Northwesterly from and at right angles to said Northerly line of said right-of-way, at a point thereon which is 600 feet Southwesterly, measured along said Northerly right-of-way line from its intersection with the said line between New Mexico and Arizona, to the most Westerly Corner of this tract; Thence in a Southeasterly direction, at right angles to said Northerly right-of-way line, 600 feet to a point on the Northerly line of said right-of-way which is 600 feet in a Southwesterly, measured along said Northerly line, from the said point of intersection with the line between New Mexico and Arizona, to the most Southerly Corner of this tract; Thence in a Northeasterly direction along said Northerly line of said Highway 600 feet to the point of beginning; LESS the following two tracts of land lying within McKinley County, State of New Mexico, condemned for right-ofway purposes pursuant to Judgment in McKinley County District Court, No. 10,968, recorded in Book 49 of Miscellaneous, Page 372, on September 11, 1964 and on March 22, 1965 in Book 51 Miscellaneous, Page 45, in the records of McKinley County, State of New Mexico. More particularly

described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the Arizona New Mexico State Line distant 825.45 feet southerly from Closing Corner of Sections 10 and 15, a point on the present Northerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 66; Thence North 30 degrees, 42 minutes East along said Northerly right-of-way line distance of 477.8 feet to a point on the Easterly line of the property of defendants; Thence North 59 degrees, 18 minutes West along said Easterly property line a distance of 103.1 feet to a point on the Northwesterly right-of-way line of NMP I 040-1 (11) 0, County of McKinley, State of New Mexico, point on curve; Thence Southwesterly on a 1 degree 30 minute curve (radius – 3820 feet) thru an arc of 5.253 degrees to the right a distance of 350.22 feet to a point on the Arizona New Mexico State line; Thence Southerly along said State line a distance of 150.38 feet to the Point and place of Beginning. AND Beginning at a point on the Southerly line of Section 10 distant 548.83 feet Westerly from the Southeasterly Corner of said Section 10, a point on the Northerly line of U.S. Highway 66; Thence North 30 degrees, 42 minutes East along said right-of-way line a distance of 896.49 feet; Thence North 57 degrees, 28 minutes West a distance of 370.95 feet to a point on curve; Thence Southwesterly on a 1.961 degree curve (radius – 2913 feet) thru an arc of 3 degrees, 28 minutes, 21 seconds to the left a distance of 176.54 feet to a point of tangent;

Thence South 18 degrees, 36 minutes West a distance of 887.88 feet to a point of curve; Thence Southwesterly on a 1 degree 30 minute curve (radius – 3820 feet) thru an arc 5 degrees 18 minutes 09 seconds to the right a distance of 353.51 feet; Thence South 59 degrees, 18 minutes North a distance of 103.01 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 66; Thence North 30 degrees, 42 minutes East along said right-of-way line a distance of 483 feet to the point and place of beginning. The Complaint seeks the following relief: quiet title and declaratory judgment. If you claim any right to, or interest in, the property, you must file an Answer to the Complaint with the Office of the Clerk of the Eleventh Judicial District Court at 207 W. Hill Ave. 2nd Floor, Room 200, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, and mail a copy of your Answer to Plaintiff’s counsel at Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod LLP, Cassandra R. Malone and Isaac J. Lopez, P.O. Box AA, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103, within thirty (30) days of the completion of service by publication of this Notice of Pendency of Action. Failure to timely file and serve an Answer may result in a Default Judgment being entered against you and in favor of Plaintiff granting Plaintiff the relief requested in the Complaint. Published: Gallup Sun March 1, 2024 March 8, 2024 March 15, 2024 *** Energy Transition Act - Renewable Energy Development Opportunity New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) RFP# EDD-ETA-2024



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Community Calendar March 1 — March 7 FRIDAY, MARCH 1


4 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join OFPL and Master Gardeners from Tumbleweed Farms for a gardening series. Get tips and instructions to plan a space for your garden and manage your crops from Master Gardeners Jason Elliott and Natalja Varezkina - Elliot.


10 am - 2 pm @ Window Rock Flea Market. $50 to spay/neuter your cat or dog. $35 vaccine special.


4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


3 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Every Friday, come to the children’s library to unwind from a busy week! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, MARCH 2


12 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Share a Dr. Seuss book together in the Dr. Seuss Reading Corner; make yourself a healthy Dr. Seuss-themed snack; get folding with an Dr. Seuss-themed origami craft; get your picture taken in the Dr. Seuss photo booth; and finally, enjoy an interactive viewing of The Lorax.


8 am - 4 pm Gallup Community Service Center (410 Bataan Veterans St.)

CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 4 Through an appropriation from the 2019 Energy Transition Act, NMEDD is seeking to fund shovel-ready renewable energy projects. Eligible entities include local governments, counties, schools, and tribes, pueblos, nations, sole proprietors, LLC, C – Corp and any other business legally registered with the NM Secretary of State. An information webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 5, at 2:30 PM Mountain time. Interested parties may obtain the document on the EDD website at: https:// about-us/public-notices/ PROCUREMENT MANAGER: Address all questions to Shani Harvie JEDI Coordinator Email: Shani.Harvie@ PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND TIME: March 22, 2024, at 5 PM Published: Gallup Sun March 1, 2024 *** McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS RFP No. 2024-11 On-Call Construction Contractor will be received by McKinley County, 207 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 until Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 2:00 p.m. local time.


10 am - 2 pm @ Window Rock Flea Market. $50 to spay/neuter your cat or dog. $35 vaccine special.


2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is The Lorax (2012). Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


9 am - 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. SUNDAY, MARCH 3


10 am - 2 pm @ Window Rock Flea Market. $50 to spay/neuter your cat or dog. $35 vaccine special. MONDAY, MARCH 4 MONDAY, MARCH 18


@ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Zollinger Library’s crazy leprechaun is back, and he’s hidden items around the library. Complete the quest and be entered to win a gift card. MONDAY, MARCH 4


10 am - 2 pm @ Window Rock Flea Market. $50 to spay/neuter your cat or dog. $35 vaccine special.


11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and read-aloud stories!Email bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

Proposals will be received in the County Manager’s Office. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained in person at the Office of the Purchasing Department at 207 West Hill Ave., Third Floor, Gallup, NM 87301, be mailed upon written request to Michelle M. Esquibel, Sr. Procurement Buyer (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010, or may be obtained from McKinley County Website: 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 28th day of February, 2024 BY: /s/ Robert Baca Chairman, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, March 1, 2024 The Gal-


4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Learn about and be inspired by the work of paleontologist Myria Perez, then learn about the fossilization process by creating your own trace fossils. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, MARCH 5


9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.


4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6


4 pm - 6 pm @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). OFPL’s MakerSpace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, and exploring. Participants ages 5 and up can come in to create their own design for the 3D printers or explore the many engineering activities and equipment!


4 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). This week’s film is Hidden Figures.


11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and read-aloud stories!Email bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. THURSDAY, MARCH 7


10 am - 2 pm @ Window Rock Flea Market. The

lup Sun *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO IN THE PROBATE COURT MCKINLEY COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOY LUENNE ECKENRAD DECEASED. No. 002620 NOTICE TO CREDI­ TORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the estate of the decedent. All persons having claims against the estate of the decedent are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of any published notice to creditors or sixty (60) days after the date of mailing or other delivery of this notice, whichever is later, or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the undersigned personal representative at the address listed below,

exams are by appointment only. To make an appointment, text (928) 730-8262.




5 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Attorney David Eason presents the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, aka the Bill of Rights. Email tmoe@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information.

9 am - 3 pm (each day) @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.).Play art games, learn to weave with everything from yarn to straws, make dolls, bracelets, a masterpiece basket, and new friends! Registration is $150 per camper, and it ends on March 6.



4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This month, Zollinger Library is celebrating films made by women. This week’s film is Across the Universe.


4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). In honor of Sea Week, create a under the sea craft! For more information email: or call (505) 863-1291. THURSDAY, MARCH 7 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 8


4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Create a mini journal cover and customize the cover using the iron on vinyl. Advance registration at is required. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


1 pm - 3 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL and Explora! for some open-ended STREAM activities.


@ The Navajo Nation Musuem in Window Rock, Arizona. Watch Atomic films, meet personalities, filmmakers & actors. There will also be Q&A sessions on uranium.



2 pm - 4 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Drop-in any time between 2 pm and 4 pm to make a springthemed take-home family craft. FREE!


4 pm - 6 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Over 200 students from eight local schools participated this year.

or filed with the Probate Court of Mckinley County, New Mexico, located at the following address: 207 W Hill Ave, Gallup NM 87301. Dated: January 15, 2024. Mary Bennett Signature of personal representative Mary Bennett 27024 Russ Rol Huson MT 59 GAL (907) 764-6117 Published: Gallup Sun March 1, 2024 March 8, 2024 March 15, 2024 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the


6 pm @ City Council Chambers, Gallup City Hall (110 W. Aztec Ave.). The meeting will also be streamed on the City of Gallup’s Facebook page at City of Gallup, New Mexico Government. THURSDAY, MARCH 14


1 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). OFPL staff will be available to provide individual technology assistance. There will be a job search and resume writing workshop from 1 pm to 2 pm.


1 pm - 3 pm @ OFPL’s

City Council will consider the following action item for final approval at their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 12 th , 2024. 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: Approval of the City of Gallup Transportation Master Plan. (This item had been previously presented to council; however, changes were requested whereas during the March meeting the revised document will be presented for final approval.) Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least

Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL and Explora! for some open-ended STREAM activities. SATURDAY, MARCH 16


8:30 am - 12 pm @ UNM-Gallup Campus’s Calvin Hall. Learn how to get certified as a Diné language teacher in New Mexico through the Diné Bizaad Bee Na’nitin Yi’hoot’aah program. The registration deadline is March 6. For information call (505) 803-7360 or email


OFPL’S book club book for the month of March is “Blood Sisters” by Vanessa Lillie. Discussions will be held in April.


@ First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup (1630 S. Second St.). First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup offers Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Testing, Monday – Friday from 1 pm to 6:30 pm by appointment. Get your results within minutes. To schedule an appointment call (505) 863-8827.


OFPL staff who will create a bundle of material specially for you! Let them know what type of materials and genres you are interested in, and they’ll browse for you and create a custom bundle of material for you to pick-up curbside. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail. com or fax: (505) 2120391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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. Copies of the Agenda are available on the City of Gallup’s website at: https://www.gallupnm. gov/agendacenter The meeting will be accessible through the City of Gallup’s Facebook page: City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 1 March 2024

''A Tradition'' • A Gallup tradition with over 100 years of dedicated service. Now under new ownership, the Rollie legacy continues; providing the facilities and conveniences that serve families best with dignity, integrity and understanding. • Rollie Mortuary offers package pricing, accepts Navajo Nation Social Service packages and can assist families with pre-need planning and set up. • Rollie Mortuary offers a genuine desire to be of assistance to you and your family in this time of need.

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B6 Friday, March 1, 2024 • Gallup Sun


WELCOME TO THE NOMINATION PHASE OF MCKINLEY COUNTY READERS' CHOICE AWARDS! Best of McKinley! • Please fill in your most favorite businesses in Gallup!

• The top five businesses (two minimum to qualify) for each category will advance to the Finalists phase ballot. There will be one Winner per category and Honorable Mention for second place.

• Select only one business per category within the borders of McKinley County. Only one entry per person allowed whether you vote at or fill out this ballot.

• Nomination phase ballot deadline for entries: March 11, 2024, 5 pm

Businesses can sponsor the general category or specific category. But, only one advertisement allowed per category, first come, first serve. BEST OVERALL



Best Business in Vanderwagen-Ramah-Zuni

Best Bar

Best Barber

Best Breakfast

Best Beautician

Best Business in Gallup

Best Bakery and Dessert

Best Barbershop/Salon

Best Business in Tse Bonito-Yatahey Best Burger


Best Clothing Store

Best Chile

Best General Contractor

Best Convenience Store (specific) Best Artist Best Dinner

Best Electrical Company

Best Florist

Best Family Entertainment Best Enchiladas

Best Furniture Store

Best Jewelry Maker Best Fast Food Best Outdoor Event

Best Photographer

Best Heating & Cooling Company Best Lunch Best Hotel Best Mexican Best Insurance Agency/Agent

Best Videographer

Best Pizza Best Jewelry Supply Best Restaurant

BEST AUTOMOTIVE Best Auto Detailer

Best Auto Glass

Best Nail Technician Best Sandwich Best Non-Profit Organization

Best Server

Best Auto Supply

Best Tacos

Best Automotive repair

Best Wings

Best Oil Change

Best Coffee

Best Pet Service

Best Plumbing Company

Best Real Estate Agent

Best Specialty Service Best Tire Store


Best Specialty Supply Store

Car Dealer - Best Customer Service Best Dentist Car Dealer - Best Sales Associate

Car Dealer - Best Sales Team

Best Trading Company/Pawn

Best Doctor

REQUIRED (not for publication):

Best Eyeglass Store

Full Name:

Car Dealer - Best Service Department

Best Health-Oriented Business

Email or phone #:

Car Dealer - Best Used Cars

Best Medical Practice

Only 1 entry per person allowed. Duplicates will be disqualified. Fill out print or online version and return to Gallup Sun before 5 pm on March 11. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by March 11.

Gallup Sun PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305 (505) 722-8994

Or drop in person @ 1983 State Road 602, Gallup, NM 87301 Your information will remain private

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