Gallup Sun ● April 12, 2024

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Gallup Sun VOL 10 | ISSUE 472

April 12, 2024

Fox Run

Golf Course reopens - partly More maintenance on tap would not name, backed out of the project. So, a project that was initially only thought to take two or two-and-a-half months has now taken longer than six months. At the Dec. 12 meeting Alcala said about 1,000 feet of the effluent pipe still needed to be built. A not her problem occurred when the temporary pipe that pumps water from the treatment plant to the golf course broke down in May. A rental pipe was put int for

One of the back nine greens of Fox Run Golf Course that is now open. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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two and a half weeks, but that cost the city about $99,000. “I don’t know why we keep having this issue with this,” Councilor Sarah Piano, Dist. 3, said at the meeting. “I feel like we’re having continual issues with the pump breaking down. ...” Alcala came in front of the council at that meeting to ask for $332,000 to cover the pump and effluent line rental cost. Despite any misgivings, the council approved the request with an unanimous vote.

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Potpourri Concert Tim Adcock swings for the ball at one of the back nine holes April 9 at Fox Run Golf Course. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor


olfers rejoice! The Fox Run Golf Course reopened on April 3. However, on ly t he back nine holes are open to the public. In an interview with the Sun, the city’s Director of Golf Matthew Alcala explained why he could only open half of the course right now. “The front nine needs a lot more work than the back nine, and you can kind of see a lot of the work that we have done on the back half has been

reestablished,” he said. The areas that still need some “love a nd care” according to Alcala include the tee box, the green surrounds, and two greens. These areas need to be reseeded, along with the driving range t-box. A lcala said he and his team are trying to get golfers off the mats and back on to the green again, but a lack of water in 2023 prevented that goal. “The big thing is when you lose water one of the first things you tend to let go to conserve water is your driving range area,” he said. “That’s why that

area looks so bad because we’re always having to conser ve water to try a nd keep other spots alive on the golf course. ... When you don’t have potable water for two weeks and you also don’t have effluent running, you just really got to pick and choose what you keep alive and save,” he said. PUMP PROBLEMS PERSIST Gallup’s water department is currently working on a new eff luent line. Gallup’s Water and Sanitation Director Clark Tallis was unavailable for comment on the project.

At the beginning of the year, the Water Department took over the eff luent line project from the golf course. Before that, Alcala came in front of the Gallup city council during their Dec. 12 meeting to explain the current problems the golf course was having before the season started. Alcala told the council that the effluent line project was taking longer than expected, partly because the original plan of having two contractors work on opposite ends of the effluent line and then come together in the middle fell through. One of the contractors, which Alcala

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2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION Attention Parents:

Registration is now open for Preschool, Kindergarten, New and Returning Students Preschool If you have a child aged 3- or 4-year-old, GMCS Preschool registration will be accepting new students on a first come first serve basis. Current 3 year olds will roll-over to the same school, but the online registration is required to keep their enrollment status. If the online registration is not received, the student will be withdrawn, and they will lose their place at that school site. Students must be 3 years old by August 31, 2024 to qualify for the 3 year old program and 4 years old by August 31, 2024 to qualify for the 4 year old program. Kindergarten Students must be 5 years old by August 31, 2024 to qualify for enrollment in Kindergarten. New and Returning Students Registration is open for New, Inactive and Returning Students. REenrollment is required to maintain enrollment from school year to school year. Students will be withdrawn and not allowed to return, if your re-registration is not completed on time. If the student is withdrawn, then the parent/guardian will have to re-enroll the students using the New or currently inactive student registration to enroll the student.

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN NOW Click on the QR code to begin registration for the 2024-25 School Year. The following documents are required for registration. They can be uploaded during registration or hand delivered to your GMCS school site or GMCS Student Support Center. Birth Certificate (if supplied with previous enrollment, disregard) Immunizations (annual updates required) Certificate of Indian Blood (if applicable) Residency questionnaire Address verification document Completed FF506 document (if applicable, school provided) Custody documents (if applicable)


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GPD find two unidentified bodies in one day Staff Reports


he Gallup Police Department is working to identify two persons who were found deceased at different locations on April 8. The first body was found around 10:15 am southeast of Rehoboth. The body had been reportedly found some some hikers. Then around 11:30 GPD officers were called out to the area of Ninth Street and Maloney Avenue after another body was discovered. At press time it was unknown if these two cases are connected. More information will be published once the GPD identifies the bodies.

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Hikers walking in an area southeast of Rehoboth on April 8 reportedly found a body. At press time, the body was unidentified by the Gallup Police. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the GPD

Gallup warns residents of utility scam Staff Reports


he City of Gallup wishes to advise its residents to be on alert for a consumer scam. In a press release published April 10, the city stated that several residents have reported receiving door to door visits from vendors selling solar panels or solar systems, claiming they are working with the City of Gallup to help utility customers reduce or eliminate their electric bills. The City of Gallup is not affiliated with any solar panel or solar system company. The vendors soliciting the sale of solar products are not licensed to do business with the City of Gallup. Do not give these salesmen any of personal information and notify the Gallup Police Department by calling Metro Dispatch at (505)722-2002. The GPD asks that people provide the telecommunicator with a description of the salesmen as well as any vehicle they may be using.





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HELPFUL TIPS for Property Owners


Each year the Assessor mails each property owner a “Notice of Value.” This form serves to inform the owner of the total assessed value, the property description and exemptions applied to the property. McKinley County typically mails notices on or around April 1st of each year. This form is an important step in the property tax process. Please read it carefully and follow the instructions on the back. The assessed value on the “notice” will be a factor in determining your property taxes. See example on back.


Property owners have an opportunity to appeal the assessed value for their property as indicated on the NOV by filing a petition of protest with the County Assessor within 30 days of the official mail date of the notice of value. The completed form must be returned to the Assessor’s Office within 30 days of the initial mailing date. The Presumption of Correctness: • Values of property determined by the Assessor are presumed correct. • Taxpayer has the burden of overcoming the presumption of correctness.

LIMITATION ON VALUATION INCREASES FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE LIMITS ON VALUATION INCREASES? McKinley County re-appraises property each year. The total value determined by the Assessor for real property each tax year is based on the market value of the property in the prior year. For example your 2024 notice of value will reflect a 2023 market value. However, there are restrictions against increasing residential property valuations, i.e. houses, apartments, manufactured homes. Under state law, valuation increases on residential property must not exceed 3 percent per year.

Example: 2022 Assessor’s Full Value was $100,000 2023 Assessor’s Value Can not Exceed $103,100 2024 Assessor’s Value Can not Exceed $106,300

There are some exceptions to the limitations. The limitation does not apply to: ■ Property that has changed in ownership due to a sale. In this case the valuation cap is removed in the tax year after the sale date and the Assessor’s valuation must be changed to reflect the market value of the year of the sale date. This is especially important to potential home buyers. Please be aware of the potential increase in property valuation that could lead to increased taxes. ■ Property that is placed on the tax rolls for the first time such as a new home. ■ Any new improvements made to property in the year prior to current tax year such as additions or outbuildings. ■ Property whose use or zoning has changed

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TAXPAYER BENEFITS 3 & EXEMPTIONS DO YOU QUALIFY FOR A TAX PAYER BENEFIT? HEAD OF FAMILY EXEMPTIONS The head of Family Exemption is a $2000 reduction of the taxable value of your Residential Property. The property must be owned by the head of household family member; is a New Mexico Resident or if the property is held in a granter trust established under Sections 671 through 677 of the lniernal Revenue Code. Only one person in a household may qualify as Head of Family, and it may only be applied in one county in any tax year even though the claimant may own other property in more than 1 county. By claiming this exemption our savings in taxes will depend on which tax district your proper! lies.

VETERAN’S EXEMPTION The Veteran’s Exemption is a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of your real estate. Any honorably discharged veteran (or the veteran’s unmarried surviving spouse) who has applied with the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services and has been issued a “certificate of eligibility” may qualify for this benefit. For first time applicants, the certificate must be presented to the Assessor’s Office within the deadline.Once the exemption is claimed and applied, it remains applied to the property until the ownership of that property changes. With this exemption your savings in taxes will depend on which tax district your property lies.

100% DISABLED VETERAN Any veteran who is deemed 100 percent disabled (or the veteran’s unmarried surviving spouse) who has applied with the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services and has been issued a “certificate of eligibility” may qualify for a 100 percent exemption from property taxes on his or her place of residence. Once the exemption is claimed and applied, it will remain applied to the property until the ownership of that property changes. Other circumstances may apply.

VALUATION FREEZE If you are 65 years or older or permanently disabled (at any age) AND had a modified gross income that does not exceed $41,900 per year in 2023, you may apply for a property valuation freeze for your residence. Application must be submitted along with proof of income, age & disability. Freezing your valuation will help minimize your property value increases. An owner who has claimed and been allowed the limitation of value for the three consecutive tax years immediately prior to the 2023 year need not claim the limitation for subsequent tax years if there is no change in eligibility.The Assessor will continue to apply the limitation automatically until a change in eligibility occurs and is reported by the owner.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY? The deadline for claiming the head of family, veterans, 100 percent disabled veteran’s exemptions, as well as the valuation freeze is 30 days after the official date of mailing as indicated yearly on the Assessor’s official “Notice of Value.” McKinley County typically mails notices on or around April 1st of each year. You can apply in person or by mail.Veteran Exemptions must be claimed in person.

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YOUR TAX BILL - EXAMPLE Taxes are billed and collected by the County Treasurer’s Office



$150,000÷3= $50,000



х .037762

= $1,888.10


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$44,000 x .037762* $1,661.53 Taxes Due

Your Total Savings with Exemptions is $226.58 *Tax Rate = 2024 Tax Rate for Property located in city limits of Gallup


Most likely the value on your residential property assessment increased 3% because the Assessor’s valuation has been capped in prior years while the market was increasing by much more than 3%. It may have been capped between one and fourteen years, depending on how long you have owned your home. The law went into effect in 2001. The Assessor’s capped value may be very low relative to the real time market value and therefore may not reflect the current market value, thus it must be re-appraised and may be increased by up to 3% per year.


New Mexico law requires the disclosure of residential sales information to the County Assessor’s Office. This must be accomplished by filing a notarized affidavit at the Assessor’s office within thirty days of the date of filing a deed, real estate contract or memorandum of real estate contract with the County Clerk. All information collected is required to be kept confidential with the Assessor’s office, and will not be made available as public information. Failure to comply with the law could result in a conviction of a misdemeanor and punishable by the imposition of a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).


All property owners who have made improvements to their real property, in the preceding tax year, and costing more than $10,000 must report this information to the Assessor’s Office by the last day of February of each year. This includes all new construction such as: new homes, structures, additions, and any other changes or improvements. Please do not rely on outside parties such as title companies to complete this reporting requirement for you. Property that has not been reported may be subjected to the imposition of back taxes for up to ten years.

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Navajo Council calls for finalized capital improvement plan for FY2025 Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, A r i z . — T he 25t h Nava jo Nation Council’s Budget and Finance Committee received a report from t he Nava jo Nat ion Division of Community Development rega rding the Nation’s Capital Improvement Plan on April 2. C ou nc i l D eleg a t e Amber Kanazbah Crotty questioned DCD’s proposed timeline to finalize the CIP, stating that the department is familiar with the process as they have undertaken it before. “You need to identify the top priority projects from each chapter, as they’ve received funding, and move forward. I disagree that we should discuss or consider new projects. The Committee needs a breakdown of what’s going to be submitted to the Controller, so we have it as a part of our budgeting process,” Crotty said. DCD, th rough the Capital Improvement Office, is responsible for the administration, coordination, and development of the CIP, which provides for the planning of capital renewal for existing Navajo Nation assets and planning for future infrastructure development needs. Capit a l P rojec t s Management Department Manager Dwayne Waseta provided an overview of t he CI P proce s s,

The 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Finance and Budget Committee has been diligently working with the Division of Community Development to advance the Navajo Nation’s capital construction needs. File Photo

emphasizing the areas of planning, budgeting, and financial analysis, and chapter input analysis. In formulating a CIP budget forecast, Waseta said that chapters need to consider the operating and maintenance costs in their proposals for new facilities to avoid budget miscalculations. These costs are critical when consider ing the CIP, as DCD must balance bringing buildings up to code, repairing existing facilities, and the potential construction of new facilities. “Chapters often fail to include these costs, which causes failure to maintain these buildings. This causes many problems. We don’t have the financial resources to ma i nt a i n ever ything across the board,” Waseta said. Council Delegate Carl R. Slater asked for standardized project listings that include deficiency rat i ng s a nd f u nd i ng sources for each building proposal. “When you look at

Law and Order Committee Chair Eugenia Charles-Newton and Delegate Herman Daniels. Jr.


INDOW ROCK, A r i z . — T he Law and Order Com m it tee convened their regular meeting on April 1 to discuss concerns about crime in border towns that impact nearby Navajo communities. LOC member Council Delegate Herman Daniels Jr. (Tsah Bii Kin, Navajo Mountain, Shonto, Oljato) highlighted issues such as children playing in unsafe abandoned buildings, particularly in Halchita, Utah and increasing incidents of dog attacks on people and livestock. “Halchita, Utah is a small community, in the middle of the housing there is an abandoned DNA building, the building is run down, burned

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operationa l f u nd i ng, DCD needs to evaluate proposals that include chapter budgets a nd other funding sources to help us understand at a macro level, what funding opportunities exist for thesefacilities,” Slater said. He also requested that DCD include these budgets in future reports. Crotty said that the obstacles that DCD mentioned are areas that fall under their oversight. “ Th is com m it tee funded DCD to create this list. If you don’t have the capacity, let us know and we’ll get someone who can move this forward. To meet the threshold of the budget requirement, we need to focus on what we have already and not request for additional funding,” Crotty said. “When we start waiving laws, it jeopardizes and burdens your budgets.» DCD agreed to providing an updated CIP list to BFC by May 7. BFC approved DCD’s report with a vote of three in favor and zero opposed.

LOC discusses legislation to amend rules of order for standing committees

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and unsafe and there are children who go in there every night,” he said. He recommended a joint meeting between the LOC and the Resources and Development Committee to discuss the safety issues. During the April 1 me et i n g, L O C mem bers a lso considered Legislation No. 0040-24, co-sponsored by LOC V ice Ch a i r Cher i ly n Ya z z ie, wh ich s eek s to amend Rule 9(A) of the Rules of Order for Standing Committees of the Nava jo Nation Council, related to the “Reading of Legislation.” The proposed a mend ment s wou ld l i m it t he rea d i ng of legislation required in Rule 9(A) to one mandator y rea d i ng on ly, with a second reading

of legislation conducted only if directed by the Chairperson of the standing committee. LOC i s sued a “do pa s s” recom menda tion for Legislation No. 0040-24 with a vote of 2 in favor and 0 opposed with the Chair not voting. The 25th Navajo Nation Council has final authority over this legislation. The committee plans to convene a specia l meeting with relevant stakeholders to finalize the updates to the Álchini Bi Beehaz’Áannii Act, with a schedule forthcoming. Additionally, a directive was issued for a joint meeting with RDC to discuss issues surrounding border towns l i ke H a lch it a , Ut a h , to address abandoned building safety, animal control laws, and other pertinent issues affecting community well-being. The committee reiterated its dedication to ensuring the safety and prosper it y of Nava jo Nation residents a nd a n nou nce d pl a n s t o request reports on substance abuse trends, law enforcement activities, and measures to address v iole nc e i n c h a pt e r meetings.

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New Mexico, Arizona governors seek federal support to transform uranium mine cleanup Staff Reports


ANTA FE — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs called for significant changes in national abandoned uranium mine cleanup policy in a letter to the federal government on April 9. In a letter to Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, Lujan Grisham and Hobbs requested a renewed commitment from the federal government, including a clear point of contact to work with Arizona, New Mexico, and tribal communities to address long-standing uranium contamination on state and private lands. A strategic partnership consisting of a federal decision-maker, an Arizona decision-maker, and a New Mexico decision-maker, along with Tribal decision makers, will streamline the work of more than two dozen federal and state agencies and regions with varying jurisdictions. “A new federal, state, and tribal governance structure is needed to bring rapid and transformative changes to communities that have suffered for decades from abandoned uranium mining sites,” Lujan Grisham said. “New Mexico is committed to nimble decision-making while ensuring safe cleanup and disposal of these legacy wastes.”

The cleanup of the Church Rock uranium mill after the tailings dam breach in July 1979. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Most uranium mining started in the 1950s, decades before federal and state environmental protections went into effect. As a result, many uranium mining sites were abandoned with no cleanup actions taken. Much of the mining supported federal government interests, primarily national security, which is why it is incumbent upon the federal government to financially assist with cleanup. Currently, there is no federal program for cleaning up these sites. New Mexico and Arizona have more than 650 abandoned uranium mines combined, including more than 110

on state and private lands, that are not being addressed and do not have the funding necessary for cleanup. New Mexico was the largest producer of uranium ore (supplying over 35 million tons, which amounts to nearly half of total domestic ore) and suffered from one of the largest radioactive environmental disasters in American history during the 1979 Church Rock uranium mill spill. The New Mexico Environment Department, in partnership with the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department and under the directive of recent legislation, has created a dashboard to increase transparency for the public on the reclamation status of formerly operating uranium mine and mill sites across New Mexico. The dashboard summarizes mine and mill site information, relevant regulatory action under the jurisdiction of NMED and EMNRD, and displays information for other non-permitted sites where available. The information is displayed with land ownership information, legislative districts, mining district boundaries, and other helpful contextual layers that allow the public to toggle the layers on and off. The map is an update and expansion of EMNRD’s 2011 Legacy Uranium Mines Dashboard. A map of the formerly operating uranium mine and mill sites can be found a t h t t p s: / / n m e n v. m a p s . a r c gi s . c o m /a p p s / dashboards/690621694d4e4906b2ae2886f528eec1.

Governor’s executive order strengthens state agency cybersecurity Staff Reports


ANTA FE — Gov. M ichel le L u ja n Gr isha m issued an Executive Order on April 5 that reinforces New Mexico’s defenses against cybersecurity threats with stringent measures to safeguard sensitive state agency information. “Cybersecur it y is not just a technological issue; it’s a matter of public safety and national security,” she said in a press release published on the same day. «That’s why I’ve taken decisive action to fortify the resilience of our state agencies against potential cyber intrusions.” In response to this pressing concer n, E O 2 0 2 4 - 011 m a n dates comprehensive a c t io n t o e n h a n c e c yber s ec u r it y me a sures across state agencies. The order directs the Department of Information

Technology to conduct thorough information technology and secur ity a ssessments on state agencies, enabling the detection of security vulnerabilities and hardening defenses as necessary. Under the directives of EO 2024-011, state agencies are required to adopt and implement cybersecu r it y, information security, and privacy policies. These measures must be based upon no less than moderate-impact security control baselines, frameworks, and standards issued by the National Institute of Sta nda rds a nd Te c h n o l o g y. S t a t e agencies are mandated to certify compliance with these standards by Nov. 1, and annually thereafter. In cases where state agencies a re unable to certify compliance, they must subm it a request for exemption to DoIT. Agencies must

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accompany this request with a comprehensive plan outlining steps to achieve complia nce and an approximate timeline for completion. DoIT will review exemption requests and make recommendations to the Office of the Govenor for approval or denial. If an exemption is denied, agencies must promptly submit an updated plan for consideration. Add it iona l ly, EO 2024-011 encourages all public bodies not subject to the order to voluntarily comply with its rules, standa rds, a nd requirements. Such bodies are urged to participate in cybersecurity and information security programs offered by the Cybersecurity Office, t he Cyber secu r it y Advisory Committee, or DoIT. EO 2024-011 defines “state agencies” a s departments, offices, boards, commissions,

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Answers 1. Spain. 2. A flamboyance. 3. Amity Island. 4. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 5. In the brain. It connects the two hemispheres of the brain. 6. Maurice Sendak. 7. “Happy Days.” 8. 12. 9. Jupiter. 10. Richard Nixon.


1. GEOGRAPHY: The island of Ibiza belongs with which European country? 2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of flamingos called? 3. MOVIES: What is the name of the island terrorized by a shark in "Jaws"? 4. U.S. STATES: Which state capital has the highest elevation in the United States? 5. ANATOMY: Where is the corpus collosum located? 6. LITERATURE: Who wrote the children's book "Where the Wild Things Are"? 7. TELEVISION: Which 1970s TV show had a spinoff hit with "Laverne & Shirley"? 8. MATH: How many sides does a dodecagon have? 9. ASTRONOMY: Which one of the planets in our solar system has the Great Red Spot? 10. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which president ended the military draft?


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Family rallies around Relay for Life By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor


rooke Menapace’s mother-in-law Robbie Menapace wa s d i a g no sed w it h merkel cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer in July 2021. That’s when Brooke and the rest of the family decided to join the Relay for Life cause by creating their own team. They named it High Desert Cycle - Side by Side and then they were off. In prepa ration for the 2024 Relay for Life, which will take place on June 14, the team set a goal of raising $5,000. They’ve already beat that goal; they had raised over $6,500 at press time. A Relay for Life team organizes fundraising events throughout the year to raise money for cancer research. The HDC-Side by Side team hosted a Galentine’s Day event and a plant sale. They also found support from local businesses. GROUP OF GO-GETTERS In an interview with the Sun Robbie praised her daughter-in-law for all her hard work. “[Brooke’s] a go-getter. I just love her. She comes up with the best fundraising ideas, and she works hard,” Robbie said. Robbie is in remission now. She did radiation therapy at the New Mexico Cancer Center at Gallup and went to the MD A nderson Cancer Center in Texas for radiation treatment. She said the community’s support really helped her get through her cancer journey.

The Menapace family pose for a family Christmas photo in December 2021, less than six months after Robbie Menapace’s cancer diagnosis. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brooke Menapace

“They’re all so good there [at the Ca ncer Center]. We may be a small town, but it’s a good town. Everyone was supportive, they would ask me how I was, and when Brooke mentioned Relay for Life I thought ‘This would be a good thing to do,’” she said. Robbie said going to her first Relay for Life in 2022 taught her a lot about what it means to have cancer. She learned that the day someone is diagnosed with cancer, the organization automatically labels them “a survivor.” Brooke said her favorite thing about participating in Relay for Life was seeing the community support around town.

“I think my favorite part would be the community that Gallup has involved. It is a group of wonderful people who are working so hard to educate [and] to help raise funds for research,” she said. COIN WARS As a teenager and young adult, Brooke often donated to the American Cancer Society. When she worked at Rocky View Elementary, she met Joyce Graves, the Gallup coordinator for the national organization. With Graves’s help, Brooke started the Coin Wars program at Rocky View. Coin wars entice kids to raise money for certain

causes a nd pur poses by having them bring in spare change for a set period of time. But u n l i ke t r a d i tional fundraising, the classroom with the most money raised actually loses the competition. Students sabotage other classrooms by by placing bills in their jars. Dollar bills count as negative points while spare change helps rack points up. Coin wars were held on a yearly basis at Rocky View, Roosevelt, a nd Lincoln Elementaries in t he Ga l lup -McK i n ley County Schools district before the pa ndem ic hit and the two former schools closed t hei r doors. Brooke looked back

Robbie Menapace rings the bell to celebrate her last radiation treatment at MD Anderson in December 2021. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brooke Menapace at her time organizing RUN FOR MORE the event at Rocky View INFORMATION fondly. A nyone interested “The staff and stu- in donating to the High dent s rea l ly enjoyed Desert Cycle - Side by competing against each Side or any other local other,” she said. Rel ay for L i fe t ea m Graves said she hopes can go to the Gallup to bring Coin Wars back McKinley County fundto GMCS at some point in raising page at https:// the near future, although / she h a s fa ced some site/STR?pg=entry&fr_ barriers. id=107767. “When they started The webpage also has changing things at the details about the upcomschools and demanding ing local Relay for Life, more from the teach- which is scheduled for ers and putting all this June 14. testing on everybody, Teams will be able to schools just couldn’t even arrive at the Courthouse breathe, so they haven’t Square as early as 12 pm been able to do [the Coin that day, but they need to Wars]. I haven’t found the be set up and ready to go right person to say ‘Yes, by 5:30 pm. The Opening I will do that,’” Graves Ceremonies will begin at explained. 6 pm.

‘Civil War’ may bend some viewers out of shape By Glenn Kay For the Sun



his feature film from A24 opens exclusively in theaters on Friday, April 12. As a critic, it’s rare to see a movie that gets an intense reception or reaction from those seated immediately around them. But over the course of the new film Civil War, that’s exactly what this reviewer experienced. There was a great deal of squirming and a variety of strong reactions to the events being depicted on the screen. In fact, I feel like I was sandwiched between someone who disliked the film intensely and another who was so engaged they were liberally fidgeting their legs and muttering at the screen during tense moments. It seems the title is bound to be just as polarizing to regular viewers. The story is set in the near future where the President of the United States (Nick Offerman) is a dictator. A Second Civil War has erupted with several factions fighting against the authoritarian leader. As the fracas continues, forces from so-called western allied states California and Texas close in on Washington, D.C., readying to take the capital and control of the country. New York-based war photojournalist Lee (Kirsten Dunst) and journalist Joel (Wagner Moura) set a plan to drive along back roads and reach the White House before the president is ousted, all in the hopes of securing a final interview with him. They are joined in their dangerous

journey by young, aspiring photographer Jessie (Cailee Spaeny) and elderly Sammy (Stephen McKinley Henderson), a renowned journalist and mentor to Lee and Joel. This film isn’t about what brought on the dictatorship or conflict, or even the mantas of these military groups. Instead, it is about the members of the press and their experiences while traveling through warzones. There are many chilling moments as the protagonists find themselves under fire with soldiers from both sides. The violent acts being committed are truly horrifying and made all the more unsettling because of the familiar American backdrops featured in the film. Perhaps the most harrowing bit involves a loyalist soldier (Jesse Plemons) stopping and grilling the press members at gunpoint about their backgrounds with the intent of executing them if he doesn’t like the answer. Additionally, the movie makes a note of capturing photos of war, with a few images featuring the Western Forces soldiers grinning at the camera over individuals whom they have shot dead. In the end, it doesn’t matter who is doing the slaughtering, all the pics send chills down the spine. Despite being a grim war movie, the photography is striking throughout and bizarrely impressive. This is especially true when the characters sit back and watch rockets and gunfire light up the night sky. And while there is a musical score that pops up here and there, many of the battles feature no music and are broken up by still shot photographs of the action. With the exception of one significant moment at the climax of the picture (which is less-than-subtle) the unique approach taken for covering these moments is effective in authentically conveying their brutality. Personally, the film may have

“Civil War” tells the story of a second Civil War breaking out from the perspective of a group of photojournalists. Kirsten Dunst and Wagner Moura play the two main characters. Photo Credit: Courtesy of A24

benefitted from an even deeper examination of the motivations behind the two photographers. At least Dunst does make a strong impression as Lee and viewers do get a clear sense of how disillusioned and traumatized the character has become covering civil conflicts worldwide. She openly questions why her images have been completely ignored by her own citizens, who are now engaging in the same behavior. This a compelling idea well communicated by the performer throughout. The Joel and Jessie characters have a brief but interesting exchange about their feelings of terror and excitement while being in the middle of battle. And truth be told, both photographers seem determined

to remain detached in order to get their perfect shot even when their subjects are suffering. This viewer wanted to know more about their personal philosophy on their profession and where their obsession may have derived from, but the story doesn’t give them any time to elaborate. Despite a few of the characters needing extra fleshing out, this movie serves as a jarring and sharp warning against extremist policies and the dehumanization that can occur during wartime. Civil War is a tough watch that will bend some viewers out of shape, but it does land several blows and makes a long-lasting impression. VISIT: WWW.CINEMASTANCE.COM

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 12, 2024 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to a n o t h e r lo ok at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. There is a mix of interesting titles in this edition, including a n Oscar-nominee and plenty of horror fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give one of these titles a try!! BIG NEW RELEASES!

FALLEN LEAVES: This eccentric comedy/drama from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (Drifting Clouds, The Man Without A Past, The Other Side of Hope) follows two lonely, work ing- cla ss people living in Helsinki. After unexpectedly meeting in a karaoke bar, they exchange information and hope to forge a romantic relationship. However, circumstances and personal issues end up making it hard ro connect. This foreign-language title received raves from the press and the film was nominated for Best International Picture at the Academy Awards. One or two couldn’t get onto its unusual wavelength and found it dull. Everyone else described the low-key, deadpa n humor as hilarious and found the unique characters immensely likable. They also found the movie strangely inspiring. The cast includes Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen.

FINESTKIND: After taking their commercial fishing boat into illegal waters and getting caught by authorities, two brothers find themselves facing severe fines. To cover their debts, one of them makes a deal with a criminal outfit to transport drugs on their seacraft. But after a double-cross the entire family finds their lives in danger. Critics weren’t very impressed by this thriller. About one-third thought that the film’s themes of familial bonds and excellent cast made up for the story’s familiar elements. Unfortunately, the majority stated that everything in the film felt predictable and the tonal shifts between melodrama and action didn’t feel natural. For the time being, this is a DVD-only release (it has been available to stream on Paramount+ for some time already). The feature stars Ben Foster, Toby Wallace, Jenna Ortega, Tommy Lee Jones, Tim Daly and Lolita Davidovich. IT’S A WONDER­ FUL KNIFE: A masked, k n i fe -w ield i ng k i l ler goes on the rampage on Christmas Eve until he

is stopped and killed by a young woman. One year later, she is still haunted and traumatized by the event, even going so far as to wish that she had never been born. The woman suddenly finds herself transported to an alternate reality where she doesn’t exist and the maniac is still hunting locals. She is forced to stop him once again and try to reclaim her life. The press was split on this holiday-themed horror/comedy. Almost half took issue with the script, calling it full of plot holes and riddled with lame jokes. The same number (plus one or two) suggested this chiller pleased them by not taking itself seriously. They felt that it provided enough laughs and shocks to earn a recommendation. Ja ne Widdop, Joel McHale, Justin Long and Jess McLeod headline the picture.

LISA FRANKEN­STEIN: Th is moder n- day t a ke on t he cl a s s ic Frankenstein story finds a teenager obsessing over a deceased youth in her local cemetery. When a lightning strike ra i ses h i m f rom t he dead, the lead takes him in. Unfor tunately, rot becomes an issue, so she decides to murder some unpleasant boys at her school to help rebuild her new beau’s body. This horror/comedy f rom O s c a r-w i n n i n g s c r e enw r it er D i a blo Co dy (Ju n o, Yo u n g Adult, Tully) received an almost equal number of positive and negative reviews. Those who disliked it wrote that it felt like a patchwork of other genre mov ies, wasn’t funny or scary enough, and suggested the main characters lacked charisma. Just as many (plus a few extra voices) wrote that the final product was fun and surprisingly sweet, possessing enough unique moments to make it a potential cult film. The ca st i ncludes Kathryn Newton, Liza Soberano, Cole Sprouse and Carla Gugino.

NIGHT SWIM: Based on a well-regarded horror short from 2014, this feature-length version of the story finds an injured former professional baseball player moving to a suburban home with his family. The lead seems pa r t ic u l a rly exc it e d about the large backyard swimming pool, which he secretly hopes will help him recover quickly and return to the big leagues. Unfortunately, an evil force in the pool begins to torment the new arrivals. T h e pr e s s d i d n’ t respond well to this picture. A small number

believed that the story had interesting characters and delivered plenty of suspense and jumpscares from the concept. However, the vast majority complained that the tale was preposterous, that they saw every twist coming, and as a result the film didn’t deliver the necessary scares. Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, Amélie Hoeferle and Gavin Warren headline the picture. THE ROUNDUP: NO WAY OUT: Here’s another film that was delayed a week or two from its original date. And now it’s arriving in a 4K Ultra HD and Bluray combo pack (as well as on a standalone Bluray). This sequel to the 2017 Korean action movie The Outlaws and its 2022 follow-up The Roundup finds the main character and heroic detective investigating an overdose-related death. He discovers that a sinister crime syndicate is supplying the area with a new designer drug and goes toe -to -toe w ith the organization to stop them. Critics in this part of the world have been i mpres sed w it h t h i s series and raved about the latest chapter. Everyone enjoyed it, saying it was an extremely entertaining picture that reminded them of entertainingly excessive cop movies like Lethal Weapon. They also described it as well-produced with jaw-dropping action scenes from its dynamic star. The film features Ma Dong-seok (credited as Don Lee on the poster), Lee Jun-hyuk and Munetaka Aoki.

cinematographer Russell Boyd), it contains a discussion with the filmmaker, a program on the making-of the movie, an introduction by a film scholar, an on-set documentary with cast and crew interviews, Weir’s 50-minute comedy/ drama Homesdale (1971) from early in his career and a trailer. W H ICH BR I NG S ME TO YOU: This independent romantic comedy begins with a woman who is coming off a string of bad relationships arriving as a guest at a wedding ceremony. She hits it off and has a fling with an attendee who is also coming off a series of romantic disasters. After their passionate encounter, the pair discuss their mes sy brea k ups a nd heartbreaks, hoping they can find a way to make this relationship work, or at least understand why they have failed so many times in the past. The film earned more upbeat notices than negative ones from reviewers. Nearly one-third stated that the characters were superficial and that the movie was an ineffective clone of Before Sunrise a nd other rom- coms. However, the rest were charmed by the cast, noting that the movie was a simple, effectively told tale that would provide single people hope in finding a true match. It stars Lucy Hale, Nat Wolff and John Gallagher Jr.. BLASTS FROM THE PAST! If you’re looking for something older, there are plenty of options arriving as well.

Recently, 88 Films put out an impressive 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo of the Jackie Chan action picture, Police Story III: Supercop (1993). This week, a Blu-ray “Standard Special Edition” is arriving that contains the same extras (it just doesn’t come with a 4K Ultra HD disc). Paramount Pictures is putting out a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Steelbook of King Kong (1976). This giant ape remake stars Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange as humans who help discover the giant ape and take it back to New York (where it goes on a rampage). This release includes the theatrical version and extended TV cut with a major picture upgrade. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) is an eerie Australian classic from Peter Weir (Gallipoli, The Year of L iv in g D a n g e r o u s ly, Wit n e ss, D e a d Poet s Society, T he Tr uman Show) that is being given a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray upgrade from Criterion. Based on a true story and set in the year 1900, it involves a group of students and a teacher from a girl’s school. They take a day trip excursion to a prehistoric rock formation and vanish without a trace. Besides the new, sharper picture transfer (which was approved by late director Weir and

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: Is Alison Sweeney going to be starring in anymore of those cookie mystery movies on Hallmark? I read all the books, so I know there’s a possibility of more movies. — H.S. A: Apparently, there are 30 Hannah Swensen Mystery novels written by Joanne Fluke, and Alison Sweeney (Days of Our Lives) has starred in nine adaptations of them for Hallmark. One Bad Apple, her most recent movie, holds a special place in Sweeney’s heart because she also adapted the screenplay from Fluke’s book Apple Turnover Murder. She told TVLine that she watched YouTube videos, read about how authors allocate their time and dedicated herself to writing 10 pages a day. There was also the matter of replacing her frequent co-star Ca meron Mat h i son {A l l My Children), who had recently inked a multi picture deal with Hallmark’s competitor, Great American Media. In comes Victor Webster — with whom Sweeney has worked before on another Hallmark movie, The Wedding Veil Journey — to play a new character, prosecutor Chad Norton. One Bad Apple: A Hannah Swensen Mystery premiered on

Alison Sweeny in “Wedding Veil Journey.”

the Hallmark Mystery channel on April 5. *** Q: Is it true that they’re making a movie — not a documentary — about Michael Jackson? Who is playing him? — K.K. A: Yes, there is a movie in the works about the late King of Pop called Michael, which is being directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars recent Oscar nominee Colman Domingo as M.J.’s father, Joe Jackson. Jaafar Jackson, son of Jermaine Jackson, has been cast in the role of his late uncle. The allstar cast also includes Miles Teller as entertainment lawyer John Branca, Nia Long as matriarch Katherine Jackson, and Larenz Tate as Berry Gordy. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film will follow the life and career of Michael Jackson from his “early days as a member of family group the Jackson 5 through to his successes as a solo artist.” It will also trace his “triumphs and tragedies as it examines both his personal struggles and his most

iconic performances.” Fuqua said that he’s been “blown away” ” by Jaafar’s resemblance to his uncle: “Sounds like him, dances like him, sings. It’s really uncanny.” Michael has a projected release date of April 2025. *** Q: W hen is The Real Housewives of Orange County returning, and is Vicki Gunvalson coming back? — N.N. A: Original cast member Vicki Gunvalson won’t be returning to the main squad for the 18th season of RHOC this summer. But she reportedly accepted an offer to return in the limited “guest” capacity status, like she agreed to last season. There will be another “friend” returning who is also a familiar face. Alexis Bellino, who was a regular cast member from seasons five through eight, was seen filming with a couple of the ladies a few months ago. She’ll bring plenty of drama to the show, since she’s now dating Shannon Beador’s ex-beau, John Janssen. Since filming of RHOC is still continuing into April, the new season isn’t expected to premiere until much later in 2024. You can check for all the latest news. Send me your questions at Ne w C e l e b r ityE x t r a@g m a i l . com, or write me at KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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BLU-RAY/DVD | FROM PAGE 2 Blu-ray of Lost in Space (1998), a feature remake of the 1960s television series. William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert and Jack Johnson star in this adventure about the Robinson family trying to find their way home after their mission into space goes awry. The release contains a new 2K scan of the film’s interpositive, a commentary with director Stephen Hopkins (who directed Judgment Night, Blown Away, The Ghost and the Darkness and served as executive producer and director on the TV-series 24), another commentary track with crew members and, new interviews with Hopkins a nd w r it er/ producer Akiva Goldsman. You’ll also get deleted scenes, additional scenes, featurettes on the production, a Q&A with the T.V. show’s cast and a trailer.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to handle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice, then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. GEM I N I (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the work place need your attention as well. Take t h i ngs step by step. Pressures will ease in time for weekend fun. CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe you’re in the right, but try to open your mind up to the possibilities of facts that you’re currently unaware of. L EO : (Ju ly 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace throughout much of the week. But by the 22nd, the Lions’ dens become a “purrfect” place for you Fine Felines to relax in over the weekend. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck! LIBRA: (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a

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Lady Hawks squeeze past Lady Cougars Lady Cougar Makayla Bitsoi (24) readies a pitch to the Lady Hawks during the April 9 game in Thoreau. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Thoreau Lady Hawk K. Curley (10) pitches the ball during the April 9 game against the Lady Cougars. The Lady Hawks won their home game 16-15. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Lady Hawk K. Largo (14) runs to home plate, scoring a home run during the April 9 game against the Lady Cougars. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Answers 1. Bob Gainey. The British Baseball Federation’s National Baseball League. The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. Six. Cordarelle Patterson. Padraig Harrington and Kirk Triplett. Cla ressa Sh ields (2012). Caitlin Clark.

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New Mexicans have more to be thankful for this Tax Day By Paige Knight, MPP Deputy Policy Director for New Mexico Voices for Children


his Tax Day we all have much to be thankful for as we consider the bounty of public goods and services that are made possible with our tax dollars. These include a school system that offers a free education to every child, the roads and other transportation infrastructure that make it possible for us to move about our cities and state, the first responders who keep our communities safe, no- or low-cost health care coverage for a majority of New Mexicans, our plentiful parks, libraries, museums, and so much more. This year, we have even more to be thankful for. That’s because in the last few years our state has made the most improvement in the nation in making our tax system more fair, equitable, and racially

just. New Mexico’s first place award for improvement comes from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, which studies state and local tax systems across the nation. ITEP shows New Mexico has moved up an impressive 18 spots on their Tax Inequality Index in a recent update to their seminal report, Who Pays? That means we now have the ninth most progressive (or most fair) tax code in the nation, and we no longer ask the most from those who have the very least. We can thank advocates and policymakers for working together to make significant strides toward more progressive tax policies. These include the expansion of income tax credits for those earning low incomes, the creation of a Child Tax Credit, and the narrowing of an inequitable deduction for investment profits. Without these changes, New Mexico would have the countr y’s 25th most regressive (or most unfair) tax system.

Paige Knight, MPP Deputy Policy Director for New Mexico Voices for Children More progressive and equitable tax policies and credits also mean that many families struggling financially received a crucial tax refund this year - a boost of cash assistance they can use to help meet the needs of their households, to invest in their family’s well-being, to pay for school supplies, afford healthy food, or sign their child

up for an enriching summer camp. Studies have shown that tax credits are associated with a host of benefits, including a reduction in poverty and childhood hunger, improvements in child and maternal health, and educational outcomes. They also boost our local economy since families spend the money quickly and locally on goods and services. Our recent progress is certainly a cause to celebrate, but it’s not a time to rest. Let us keep working because many families in our state still struggle to afford food and rent. Moving forward, New Mexico can and should consider boosting the Child Tax Credit for our youngest children - those under six. Investing in those early years has the best rate of return, and the greatest need, given the higher rate of poverty among families with young children. We can also do more to ensure that those in the best

position to afford it - the wealthy, and big, profitable corporations - are contributing their fair share towards the goods and services that collectively benefit us all. Despite our relative progressiv ity compared to other states, New Mexico still taxes the middle 60% of income earners substantially more than the top 1%. When we as a community are able to ensure that everyone - no matter our zip code, skin color, or income level - has the resources they need to thrive and lead healthy lives, we all do better. We can work together so that New Mexico wins first place for having the most equitable and progressive tax system in the nation. Not only to support families earning low and moderate income, but to ensure we have the revenues necessary now and into the future to fully invest in our kids and communities for generations to come. And we’re well on our way.

Heinrich addresses first-ever ‘Electricfy New Mexico Event’ By Sen. Martin Heinrich, D- N.M.


LBUQUERQUE — During the week of April 1, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Electrification Caucus, provided a video keynote speech to the first ever Business to Business Electrify New Mexico event hosted by Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico. “Very soon, most of us will power our cars, heat our water, and heat and cool our homes with clean electrons rather than hydrocarbon molecules,” Heinrich said. “This will not only help us meet the moment and achieve our climate goals. It will help working families in our state lower their costs and live in healthier and more comfortable homes. I want New Mexico small businesses and our workforce to be ready for all the opportunities that will come with this major shift.” He also talked about how clean energy could help grow the middle class. “The buildout of our clean energy a nd fu lly electr i f ied futu re is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to grow the middle class. But only if we invest in training our workforce and small business owners for what’s a head,” he sa id. “Over the next

During the week of April 1, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., provided a video keynote speech to the first ever Business to Business Electrify New Mexico event hosted by Renewable Energy Industries Association of New Mexico. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Martin Heinrich

decade, to meet growing demands for electrification, we will need to fill thousands of job openings. For electricians, plumbers and pipefitters, HVAC mechanics, and utility line workers. As the proud son of an IBEW lineman, I know what these ty pes of good-paying, union jobs can mean for New Mexicans. These

are careers that New Mexicans can build their families around while also helping us build our fully electrified future.” Heinrich fought aggressively to pass the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022, helping to secure major provisions, including a new rebate program that mirrors his Zero-Emission

Homes Act. In the year and a half since its enactment, the new law is already delivering real results for New Mexicans — fighting inflation and lowering costs, transforming domestic clean energy production and manufacturing, and reducing the nation’s climate warming carbon emissions.

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Documents are available in various accessible formats and interested parties may also participate by phone. If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact the Gallup Housing Authority at (505) 722-4388, at least (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Contact the Gallup Housing Authority if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

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Gallup Housing Authority Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By:/S/ Alfred Abeita, Chairman of the Board

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HELP WANTED McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions: POSITION County Attorney Administrative Assistant DEPARTMENT Legal Sheriff’s Office FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE April 15, 2024 April 16, 2024 Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site McKinley County Human Resources (505) 863-1400 *** The Gallup Sun seeks a freelance general assignment photographer. Email resume/examples to: gallupsunreporters@ ***

ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNT OF McKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO In the Matter of the Estate Of No. D-1113PB-2024-00007 ANNA WILHELM, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TINA ANNA YAZZIE has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of ANNA WILHELM, deceased. All persons having claims against the estate are required to Present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented with to the Personal Representative of the offices of Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, attorneys for the Personal Representative, or filed with the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: 04-01-2024 TINA ANNA YAZZIE Personal Representative Mason & Isaacson, P.A. By: ________________ James J. Mason Attorneys for Personal Representative 104 East Aztec Avenue Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (505) 722-4463

*** LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: Fiscal Audit Services RFP-2024-33KC Commodity Codes – 94620 As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the eBidding platform website https://gmcs. Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, April 19, 2024. FAX, EMAIL and HARDCOPY PROPOSALS will NOT be accepted. Offerors will not be able to upload proposals or documents after the specified CLOSING date and time. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board 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.


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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Gallup Housing Authority will conduct its monthly Board of Commissioners meeting on Friday April 19, 2024, at 9:00 am MST. Meeting will be conducted at the Gallup Housing Authority, 203 Debra Dr. Gallup, New Mexico 87301. A copy of the agenda and/ or specific agenda items may be obtained at the Gallup Housing Authority office. This is a public meeting except for items to be considered in closed session.


Published: Gallup Sun April 12, 2024 April 19, 2024 April 26, 2024 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular County Commission Meeting on Tuesday April16 at 9:00 am. This meeting will take place in the Commission Chamber, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. The Commission will also have a Joint Work Session With The City of Gallup on Tuesday April 16, 2024 at 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The Only item that will be discussed/toured is the Animal Control/Humane Society at 1273 Balok Street Gallup, NM 87301. 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. The agenda can be sent

electronically upon request. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Shawna Garnenez at (505) 863-1400 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 8th of April 2024 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Robert Baca, Chairperson

the hour of 2:00 pm., local time, on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at the office of the Procurement Manager at City Hall, via the City’s eProcurement Portal. Bids will be opened, read and tabulated at that time. No bids will be received or considered if received after the time stated above.


Specifications and Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director located at 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, phone number (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at https:// procurement.opengov. com/portal/gallupnm/ projects/89712.


Dated this day 9th day of April 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-05 Fire Extinguisher & Fire Protection Systems Service & Maintenance until Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Procurement Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website: McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. For more information please contact Michelle Esquibel at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1076. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-128 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.

By: /S/: Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor

Publication date: April 12, 2024 ***

DATED this 12th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, April 12, 2024, The Gallup Sun Saturday, April 13, 2024 The Albuquerque Journal

Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-April 12, 2024 *** CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Annual Audit Services Invitation to Bid No. 2024-RFP-003 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico will receive sealed proposals for Annual Audit Services until the hour of 2:00 pm., local time, on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at the office of the Procurement Manager at City Hall, via the City’s eProcurement Portal. Proposals will be opened, read and tabulated at that time. No proposals will be received or considered if received after the time stated above. Specifications and Proposal Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director located at 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, phone number (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at https:// procurement.opengov. com/portal/gallupnm/ projects/89712. Dated this day 9th day of April 2024 By: /S/: Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor


Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-April 12, 2024

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Invitation to Bid No. 2024-ITB-002 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico will receive sealed bids for Long Lead Material-Sunshine Substation Until

that the City of Gallup, New Mexico (“City”) will receive sealed bids for 2024-RFP-003 until the hour of 2:00 pm, local time, on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the office of the Procurement Manager at City Hall, via the City’s eProcurement Portal. Bids will be opened, read and tabulated at that time. No bids will be received or considered if received after the time stated above. The City is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide rodeo management services for the annual Best of the Best Timed Rodeo event. The selected vendor will be responsible for managing and coordinating all aspects of the rodeo, including livestock, entertainment, and logistics. The goal is to ensure a successful and safe event for participants and attendees. Two forms of proposal are acceptable, provided they satisfy the terms and conditions stated in this Request for Proposal. Under the first, the selected vendor will assume responsibility for all event costs and therefore be entitled to all event proceeds. Under the second, the selected vendor will be paid a management fee, with the City funding all event costs based on an agreed cost budget and, in turn, receiving all event revenues associated with RV and camping accommodations, animal stalls and sponsorship payments. This Advertisement for Proposal amends the City’s previous advertisement for 2024-RFP001 dated February 6, 2024 and published in the Gallup Sun on February 9, 2024 and in the Albuquerque Journal on February 11, 2024. Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director located at 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, phone number (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at https://procurement. Dated this 10th day of April, 2024 By: /S/:Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, April 12th, 2024 *** McKINLEY COUNTY

CITY OF GALLUP Best of the Best Rodeo Management Services (Re-Solicitation) CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL NO.2024-RFP-003 Notice is hereby given

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competi-


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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE B6 tive sealed bids for IFB #2024-07 On-Call Electrical Services until Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, at which time

bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Pro-

curement Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website: www. McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or

all bids and to waive informalities. For more information please contact Michelle Esquibel at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1076. 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 10th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, April 12, 2024, The Gallup Sun

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FAMILY FRIDAY 10 am - 11:30 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). For National Week of the Young Child, join OFPL for a workshop for parents of young children, early child educators, and their children, hosted by the UNM Early Childhood Services Center

NEW MEXICO GROWN: GARDENING SERIES 4 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join OFPL and Master Gardeners from Tumbleweed Farms for a gardening series. In this session, review ways to extend your season and prolong the life of your garden.

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

GET UP AND GAME 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 or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, APRIL 13

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB 2 pm in-person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. OFPL’s book club book for April is Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie. Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

ARTSCRAWL 7 pm to 9 pm @ Downtown Gallup. Come experience local and professional art, artist demonstrations, gallery openings, live music, hands-on crafts, and games for the kids.

SHOW OPENING: BE AT ART123 7 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Be immersed in color in Be Sargent’s latest solo show.

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET 7 pm - 9 pm @ LOOM Gallery (209 W. Coal Ave.). Hiro Cash is a contemporary painter and second-year BFA student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.


MAKERSPACE @ ARTSCRAWL 7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Join OFPL as they bring their MakerSpace to ArtsCrawl and create some spring-themed stickers.

KIDZ CINEMA 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 Bad Guys (2022). Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET 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, APRIL 14 MONDAY, APRIL 15

FAMILY STORYTIME 11 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and readaloud stories! Throughout April, the storytimes will celebrate Spring. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

EUREKA! 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Learn about electrical circuits and switches and design your own working flashlight. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

Hill Ave.). This week’s film is Love Beats Rhymes.


POETRY OPEN MIC NIGHT 7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Theatre (207 W. Coal Ave.). In celebration of National Poetry Month, OFPL will host several poets from the New Mexico Poetry Anthology Collection.Witness contemporary, groundbreaking work by featured poets Mia Sutanto, Boderra Joe and Shirley Balance Blackwell followed by an open mic to share your own work or hear from others.



CRICUT WORKSHOP 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Create a customized pet tag with the Cricut engraving tool.Advance registration at is required. Email ctatsukawa@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

CHESS CLUB 4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

HAIKU POETRY NIGHT 5:30 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Whether you are a seasoned poet or just poetry curious, come and share in the joy of poetry and help celebrate National Poetry Month.

FAMILY STORYTIME 11 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and readaloud stories! Throughout April, the storytimes will celebrate Spring. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

OPEN MAKERSPACE TIME 4 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s 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!

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6 pm - 8 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Gallup Career Academy invites members of the Spring 2024 Cohort to OFPL’’s Makerspace This is your time to create and collaborate! Get help with your Google coursework, or use the MakerSpace equipment. The MakerSpace will be closed to the general public at this time. THURSDAY, APRIL 18

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

BEADING WORKSHOP 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Design and make beautifully beaded jewelry using CreativeBug! This workshop is for people 12 years old and up. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

THE UNSINABLE MOLLY BROWN 5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). VanAnn Moore performs as Molly Brown, a woman who survived the sinking of the Titanic.

CRAFTY KIDS 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). In honor of Earth Day, create a STEM craft about the parts of a flower! For more information email: or call (505) 863-1291. SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, APRIL 19

MUSICAL POTPOURRI 7 pm @ El Morro Theatre (207 W. Coal Ave.). La Luz Pregnancy Support Center of Gallup is sponsoring a concert that will feature local artists with headliner floutest Andrew Thomas. Tickets are $5 a person, $20 a family. Doors open at 6 pm.


Who can vote? Students of all ages that currently attend a K-12 school or college located in McKinley County, N.M. How are votes decided? A panel selects the teacher based on the information provided by the nominee, and the number of votes for each teacher. How is the teacher honored? The Sun will contact and feature a story on the teacher, plus he/she will receive a gift from one our generous sponsors. Deadline to enter: April 18, 2024 So, how do I enter my teacher? It’s simple, answer the following questions and email:


RESTORING FOOD RELATIONS: COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE 5:30 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Celebrate Earth Day at Zollinger Library with a special guest speaker, Matt Tafoya of the Navajo Tech Innovation Center. He will speak about partnering with Navajo chapters and schools to start community supported agriculture and having to overcome the challenge of not having ancestral, heirloom seeds from their first foods.

LAB MEETING 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join in-person or on Zoom. The meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of every month. TUESDAY, APRIL 23

TRIVIA NIGHT 6 pm - 8 pm @ Anthony’s A Taste of the Southwest (1219 U.S. Hwy. 491). Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico will host a trivia night.

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB 6 pm in-person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. OFPL’s book club book for April is Blood Sisters by Vanessa Lillie. Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING 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.



12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.).Celebrate Earth Day by making your own plantable seed paper, which is handmade paper with seeds embedded into it.

HUMAN/SEX TRAFFFICKING EDUCATION PRESENTATION 1 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join OFPL and Shaniya Logg, in collaboration with Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico for an educational presentation on human and sex trafficking in and around New Mexico and

tals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/or projects. Email bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, APRIL 27

BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE ) @ Gal-A-Bowl (1900 E. Aztec Ave.). Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest annual fundraising campaign. The money raised through this campaign will be used to support quality mentoring matches between caring adult volunteers and at-risk children in New Mexico.

SPRING CRAFT FAIR 9 am - 2 pm @ The Elks Lodge (1112 Susan Ave.). Come visit, browse, and buy local crafters’ and artists’ hand-made crafts, art, and baked goods.

JUNK JOURNALING WORKSHOP 1 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). A junk journal is a handmade book made up of recycled items such as pages from magazines, brochures, patterned paper, music sheets, envelopes, packaging, and more. This workshop is for people 12 years old and older. Email ctatsukawa@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. ONGOING

YOUTH ART CONTEST Use your voice to help survivors of sexual violence thrive by creating an art piece using supportive, uplifting and empowering messages. The deadline to submit art is April 30. Submissions can be sent to There are three categories; one for fourth and fifth graders, one for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders, and one for 9-12.


7 pm - 9:30 pm @ Skate Connection (230 Dee Ann Ave.). Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico wil host a drug-and-alcohol-free event.


The Gallup Sun is accepting nominations for April’s top teacher!

Native American communities. This event will feature a fundraising raffle to benefit survivors of McKinley County that are referred to Utah Navajo Health System- Gallup office and The Dream Center of Albuquerque. Bring an item from the list below to be donated. In turn you will be entered into the raffle: Clothing, Bedding, Snacks, Food Gift Cards, Household Items and Hygiene Products.

PAINT AND SIP 6 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Have a creative night out! Paint a dragonfly step-bystep while sipping on a green tea mocktail. THURSDAY, APRIL 25

UNDERSTANDING THE LAW 5 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Attorney David Eason discusses the 15th amendment. Email tmoe@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. FRIDAY, APRIL 26

\NAVAJO RUG WEAVING 10 am - 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamen-

@ 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.

BUILD-YOUR-OWNBUNDLE 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 bmartin@ 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.

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