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ranium mining carries a heavy meaning on the Navajo Nation, perhaps more than any other part of the American Southwest. While the mines are mostly no longer in operation, they are still having an impact on many facets of life across the region. Specifically, some of the mines scattered around the reservation are still contaminated with radioactive materials from their days in operation. The pollution seeps into local water and air supplies, rendering parts of the Navajo Nation uninhabitable and dangerous for people and wildlife. In the decades since the mines opened and then closed in the middle of the 20th century, livestock have grazed on crops grown over lands where uranium was unearthed. Locals drank the water and built homes and other structures with materials taken from these sites. The prolonged exposure to uranium has left countless residents of the Navajo Nation ailing from various health complications and has led to the effective closures and sealings of certain stretches of land across the region.

The battle to hold the mining companies accountable for the decades of damage and ensuing cleanup is still a heated topic today. But there are plenty of advocates shining a spotlight on the victims and advocating on their behalf. One of these advocates is the International Uranium Film Festival. FESTIVAL STOPS IN WINDOW ROCK On March 7-8 at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, guests gathered for two days of what the IUFF calls “cutting edge films on nuclear issues” on the festival website. These films are meant to educate and stir audiences on topics including the effects of uranium mining and nuclear waste, as well as war and accidents that involved nuclear chemicals. Since being founded in 2010 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the festival has traveled through nine different countries including Germany, India, Portugal, Jordan, Norway, Canada, and the United States. The festival was held in Window Rock for the first time in 2013. Navajo P r e s id e nt B e n S hel ly welcomed the guests to that event and reminded the attendants about the impact that over 40 years

of uranium mining have had on the Navajo Nation. “ T he Wi ndow Rock Ura nium Film Festival was much more than just watching nuclear films. It was also a big gathering and platform to make friends and allies,” IUFF Director Norbert G. Suchanek said in a release published on their website. “Window Rock is the birthplace of the Uranium Film Festival. We will do our best to ensure that the festival returns to Window Rock [in 2025].” Following the stop in Window Rock, the festival has traveled to nine other cities across the U.S. as of press time. Remaining scheduled stops include Salem, Oregon and Las Vegas, Nevada. OTHER LOCAL STORIES There have been countless gatherings and meetings held about the ongoing effects of nuclear fallout on the Navajo Nation, some of which have been previously discussed by the Sun. It is first important to remember that there is an important saying for the Diné people: Tó éí iiná' at'é, or "Water is Life." Without water to hyd rate both themselves, their livestock and other animals, and to grow crops and maintain a healthy state of being, life is

unable to exist. The Sun has spoken to local filmmakers such as Deidra Peaches about the importance of water on the Navajo Nation and how contamination from uranium is one of the barriers to clean water. There have been published reports on the City of Gallup’s Annual Drinking Water Qua l it y Repor t , which looks for contaminants in the city’s drinking water, one of which can be traces of uranium. As for other annual event s, t he S u n pub lishes reports about the commemorative walk in Church Rock each July. The Red Water Pond Road Community, Eastern Navajo Di né Aga i nst Ura n iu m Mining, and the Pipeline Road Community on Navajo Nation host the walk every yea r to remember t he Uranium Tailings Spill. On July 16, 1979, an earthen dam that held liquid uranium waste broke, releasing 1,000 tons of solid radioactive mill waste and more than 90 million gallons of acidic and radioactive liquids into the Rio Puerco. It remains the largest accidental spill of radioactive materials in U.S. history. The conta mina nts flowed downstream through Gallup and across nine

Navajo chapters and into Arizona. There has been no reclamation; no study to see how far the contamination went and its impacts on local water systems and people’s health; and United Nuclear Corporation has not been held accountable for the spill. This story is not unfamiliar for longtime residents of the southwest. But even when companies are identified for being involved with contamination from these mines, holding them accountable and demanding reparations is another story entirely. LOOKING TO THE FUTURE In spite of the challenges that communities face including lingering health complications to other corporations either transporting uranium or resuming mining at new sites, advocacy continues across the Navajo Nation. There are art galleries and shows dedicated to the showcasing the people most affected by the fallout. Media continues to be produced to educate the public on these matters, adding to a library that includes the short film Tale of a Toxic Nation and the book Yellow Dirt: A Poisoned Land and the Betrayal of the Navajos. Groups conti nue to

pressure Navajo officials including President Buu Nygren to call for strong accountability, cleanup, and reprimands to the corporations that have evaded the impact of uranium mining that the Navajo people continue to face. Previous speakers with the Sun have affirmed that

while the damage is done and is something that can’t fully be covered by monetary compensation, continuing to fight for change is a crucial step for the future. For more information on the International Uranium Film Festival, visit

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What is a self-directed IRA? By Al Martinez Guest Columnist

Stay committed to your decisions, but flexible in your approach.”– Tony Robbins One of the most significant pieces of financial legislation enacted in the last 50 years was The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. ERISA directly responded to the realization that most A mer ic a n s d id not h ave enough saved for retirement. ERISA provided the incentive of deferred taxation, allowing Americans to grow their savings more quickly using what came to be known as Individual Retirement Accounts. A specific provision in ERISA required that a custodian must hold an IRA to provide more tax accountability and oversight.

The problem with using the custodial format was that most custodians were banks and brokerage firms. For various reasons, these institutions failed to provide many investment options, usually offering just a handful of stocks or mutual funds. Many times the only products offered were those that earned the most profits for the institutions, regardless of how they impacted plan participants. Employees with qualified plans, particularly seasoned and experienced investors, became frustrated with the limited choices and lack of control inherent in IRAs. They wanted and needed more options and control. In response to these needs, a few custodians provided new IRA platforms. These self-directed plans allowed participants to dedicate retirement

THE FAINT OF HEART Despite the great diversity and control offered by SDIRAs, most financial advisors don’t recommend them to their clients. That’s because SDIRAs come with a lot of baggage, including the need to continually monitor your investments, numerous regulatory pitfalls, and tax consequences. Since you, as the account holder, are ultimately responsible for ensuring your SDIRA is compliant, you will probably need to hire at least one SDIRA advisor. You might also need a dedicated tax specialist on your team. Another consideration is that many investments inside an SDIRA are difficult to value properly. Navigating the regulatory landmines of an SDIRA is likely to increase your investment costs and create frustration.

Al Martinez funds that could be invested in nearly any asset. “Self-directed” IRAs were a significant improvement over traditional IRAs in terms of investment diversity. These early SDIRSs were cumbersome and costly to administer since they relied on an inefficient custodial model. However, investors saw the potential for self-directed IRAs and pushed to perfect a new model. SDIRAS ARE NOT FOR

Unless you are an experienced, wealthier investor, this type of IRA could be more trouble than it’s worth. Additionally, SDIRAs often carry more risk than regular IRAs. If considering using an SDIRA for retirement, you should always consult a financial advisor who is licensed and authorized and who understands these vehicles. An advisor specializing in SDIRAs can help you discover if they will help you achieve your retirement objectives. Al Martinez is a member of Syndicated Columnists, a n a t io n a l or g a n i z a t io n committed to a fully transparent approach to money management. Syndicated Columnists is the sole provider of this material, both written and conceptual, for this column. All rights reserved

The Bible is America’s book of Thomas The God Bless the slice would — impossibly — be just as Jbig. e f f e r s o n U.S.A. Bible was first —It’s o r L e true e published in 2021 and certainly that Americans work more than— people in otherhad counGreenwood already competition tries. the France has ainmuch-vaunted with Word the American Patriot’s 35-hour workweek, although that of G o d . But Bible from 2009. stricture only applies to blue-collar the incensed Theless fact is that sellworkers. Still, France works than cwe om e n— t ainr ya sign ing do,mand thatBibles basic eco-is a ver y nomic laws aren’t soAmerican easily suspendmakes it sound venture, and ed — its workers make money. a s t h o u g h the less Bible, particularly The average net disposable household Trump is the the King James Version income in France, according to The first to is $34,375 endorsed by Trump, is a Week person magazine, a year, The absurd four-day f all the objecsell an itedition very American book, in whereas is $51,147 in the U.S. workweek Sanders to were and tionable things of a Bible Ifcatering a being fact,honest the American book. weren’t a socialist, he’d say he has Karl Donald Marx would be proud. Bernie Tr ump niche market. In reality, The ship’sa carpenter deal for Americans — they can Sanders proposed taking there’s another a great has everhas done, selling dizzying array on the Mayflower might step toward the philosopher’s envi- work less and become poorer. There a sioned Bibleutopia would seem to of Bibles in this country brought the first probably wouldn’t be have many takers. by proposing to mandate rank pretty far down for peopleSanders with differof the King James complains copy that American a four-day workweek. workerswhether are 400% more theMarx list. wrote how in communist ent interests, Bibleproductive to our shores.The than they were in the 1940s, yet of they society, workers would be liberated Ye t h i s m a r k e t - it’s the law enforcement historian Christianity are still working long hours. Over to “hunt in the morning, fish in the i ng, a long w ith Lee Bible, busy mom’s Bible Mark Noll notes that afternoon, raise cattle in the evening, time, though, we have worked less. Greenwood, of a God or outdoorsman’s Bible the Bible was often the In 1830, the average working week criticize after dinner, just as I have in Bless U.S.A. Bible with a camouflage cover onlyand book was more than 70 hours, over that the families mind, the without ever becoming hunter, course ofthat the next it dropped fisherman, or critic.” and “devotions for $59.99shepherd has occatie century, owned. by almost half. Needless to say, that’s not how comsioned a couple of news directly to the sports of By around 1800, travIf we were all content with 1940s munismofturned out. YetThe the belief that cycles outrage. hunting, fishing, backeling Bible salesman work is basically a capitalist impo- living standards, maybe we could go Bible has an American packing or any outdoor Parson Weems all the way and adopt a two-day work- (famous sition that is unnatural and bad for flag cover and sway accomactivity.” for his biography of perspecpeople still holds on the left, and week. From a 21st-century p Sanders a n y i n gis, Aaccordingly, m e r i c a n proposing tive, though, returning to 1940s-era to move from a 40-hour to a 32-hour housing, plumbing, technology, transhistorical documents, workweek to make us healthy, wealthy portation and health care would feel including the Declaration like impoverishment, and it would be. and wise. of “It Independence, a sstress level What Sanders misses, as economics is time to reduce the well the and words in ouras country allow to Americans to writer David Bahnsen argues in his new enjoy a better quality of life,” Greenwood’s icon ic the Ver- book “Full Time: Work and the Meanmont socialist insists. “It is time for a ing of Life,” is that work is good for us, patriotic song. indeed an inherent part of the human 32-hour workweek with no Hawking the Bibleloss in pay.” The last clause is the key one. If condition. Moreover, the problem isn’t like it’s a digital trading everyone can work less and produce that Americans work too much, but card or aexactly personalized and earn the same, why not? that too many Americans aren’t workAnd if this— is possible, whyastop at four ing at all. Noting the long-term decline sneaker to name days a week? It’d be positively couple of other prod- cruel to in labor-force participation, Bahnsen makeTrump someone work four days when points out that if the participation ucts has pushed they can work three days with the rate were the same as it was in 2000, insame his inimitable an additional 10 million Americans outcomes. style — is tasteless unpresi-that we can would be working, with a concomitant Of course,and the promise work less and make dential, needless to the say.same is the increase in goods and services. In short, the Sanders idea is a frank socialist equivalent of Mexico Dwight Eisenhower will pay expression of economic illiteracy. for the border wall. It’s not just promdidn’t market golf balls, ising a free lunch, but a free breakfast, Instead of working so hard to propose and it and wasdinner, notoriously lunch with room service and publicize such baldly ludicrous Jimmy Carter’s brother ideas, it’d be better for everyone if the delivering a late-night snack gratis. we president earn is not— an arbitrary senator found more time for leisure — What not the number, but ais linked to what we pro- pursuits and resolved to put in fewer who sold specially duce. To simplify, if everyone were to hours on the job. branded beer. work 20% less without becoming any Rich Lowry is editor of the National Norproductive, should anyone more GDP would decline Review. confuse by 20%. the The handiwork pie would shrink, even


though Sanders is saying everyone’s

George Wa shing ton) was marveling at the hot market: “I tell you, this is the very season and age of the Bible. Bible dictionaries, Bible tales, Bible stories — Bibles plain or paraphrased, Carey’s Bibles, Collins’ Bibles, Clarke’s B i ble s , K i m pt o r ’s Bibles, no matter what or whose, all, all will go down, so wide is the crater of public appetite at this time.” According to Noll, between 1794 and 1815, 186 novels were published in America compared to 246 editions of the New Testament or the full Bible. Almost all of the Bibles published before 1840 were the King James Version. A lready early in the 19th century, he writes,

“printer-publishers were creating and meeting demand by packaging the King James Version in many sizes, shapes.” Constant innovations in printing and distribution meant that the Bible and Bible-related literature led to what another historian calls “the birth of mass media in America.” T he K i n g Ja me s Version played an enormous role in shaping America’s anti-monarchical attitudes during the Revolution. And the way the Bible pervaded and shaped American life was one reason that the country’s early leaders hoped a state establishment of religion was unnecessary — thanks to the Bible, they could have Christianity, and a virtuous society, without Christendom. The King James Bible became foundational to American rhetoric and literature such that it is

impossible to imagine the work of the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. or William Faulkner without it. Even as its influence has declined, we often quote or echo it without even realizing it. “ T he g reat i n f luence of the King James Version in A mer ica n h i s t o r y,” N o l l h a s s a id , “c a me pr e cisely because it was so w idely ava i lable; because precisely its words, and what the words communicated, had entered so deeply into the consciousness of so many Americans, a nd pa r t ic u l a rly of ot her w i se voicele s s Americans.” The God Bless the U.S.A. Bible won’t be a signal contribution to this tradition, but neither is it a betrayal of it. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. © 2 0 2 4 by K i n g Features Synd., Inc.

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Local rapper’s ninth album dives into his life experiences FRAYZIE HOSTING AN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY ON APRIL 19 By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor


ap artist Frayzie grew up in Gallup listening to the music his mom, dad, and older brother put on: classic rock and pop songs sung by the likes of Madonna. He didn’t start listening to rap and hip hop until he was in high school, but he instantly took a liking to it. “I just really loved rap music. I would sing it, I mimicked it. But I never said ‘Oh, I want to be a rapper’ until I was 16,” he said in an interview with the Sun. He recorded his first album in a closet in his dad’s apartment, and now over 20 years later he’s about to release his ninth. Frayzie said his favorite part about making music is getting to sit in the recording studio. He compared the feeling he gets when recording to someone scoring a basket in a high-stakes basketball game. “It gives you a high. For example, if you’re playing basketball and you really love playing basketball, once you grab that ball and make a shot and everyone screams, you’re like ‘Oh wow, they love me.’ It’s an adrenaline rush,” he said. He added that the hardest part about his music career is performing and having to memorize and present the music in a way that gets people to connect with him. “You have to memorize and then present it in a way where people not only hear you but also feel you,” he explained. Despite Frayzie’s hesitation

and self-doubt about performing live, Juggernaut owner Ernie Santiago, who helps Frayzie record a majority of his songs, said he’s a very strong live performer. “His voice is really cut through and he just works on being a live performer so much. There’s a lot of artists all around the nation who a re pretty much just stud io a r tists, they don’t rea lly per for m much live and whenever a lot of artists do perform, they use back tracks to help support them, but Frayzie doesn’t really do that,” Santiago said. “He always memorizes his stuff and delivers it strong.” MAKING IT IN GALLUP Over 20 years have passed since Frayzie started rapping, and now he’s getting ready to release his ninth album, which is titled “Inside Out.” It will be released on April 19. With 20 years of his music career comes 20 years of life experience, and Frayzie said he really put his life experiences into this album’s music. “I’ve been through a lot, so what makes this album different is just going through so much, holding back a lot of stuff that’s been going on in my life. I’m finally letting that stuff out,” he said. It’s also for other people who have been going through struggles and troubles and trials and tribulations.” One thing Frayzie strives to do with his music is show people that someone from Gallup can “make it” even if they don’t move away.

“I’ve been holding on to this dream to make it with this music so that I can give back to my community of Gallup,” he said. “A lot of people move away from the city so that they can make it elsewhere, but me, I want to try and make it here to show the youth and my kids and anybody who’s struggling that you don’t have to go far to make it far.” Frayzie began writing this album when he lived in the apartments at 107 E. Hill Ave. He and his family were some of the residents who had to move out of the apartments after the building was redtagged in late July. He reflected on that stressful time in his life, and the bond it created between him and his neighbors. “You could see it on everybody’s faces, we were stressed, we were sad, we were mad. We were going through so many emotions, and we didn’t have no funds to go anywhere,” he said. “As we were moving, we all gained a bond seeing how stressful it was.” He said that the experience helped him grow close to his former neighbors, and now he finds himself helping them out by offering rides and in any other way he can. He also dedicated his new album to those neighbors. “I had to dedicate this album to the people of Hill Avenue because they can relate to the songs on this album,” he said. “It relates to the people around here who are in the streets and struggling. I had to dedicate it to them because I felt like they

Frayzie is a rap artist who is releasing his ninth album on April 19. He is hosting an album release party at Juggernaut Music on the same day. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Frayzie were feeling the same way I was feeling.” He called the music on the album “motivational” and for anyone who may feel hopeless, helpless, tired, sad, or lost. “It’ll pretty much bring you out of a slump if you’re feeling down and out. It will give you motivation and hope and a sense of security like ‘It’s going to be OK, everything’s going to be alright, all you have to do is keep your head up, look forward, and keep going for that goal you have in mind,’” Frayzie said. The fifth track on the album is called “Who Do You Trust?” and talks about having to trust yourself with the lyrics, “Who do you trust when your world is upside down/trying to hold yourself down but there’s no one here to help.” The song goes on to say “You’ve got to trust yourself, because only you know

yourself/you got to do it for yourself, you can do it with no help.” ALBUM RELEASE PARTY The album release party for “Inside Out” will be held at Juggernaut Music at 7:30 pm on April 19. Tickets for the party cost $10, and multiple artists besides Frayzie will be performing, including his band “Drunktown Zombies.” He is the lead singer of the band. The band formed in the summer of 2023, right before Frayzie was kicked out of his apartment. He said the band’s music can be grouped into a variety of genres, including rock, metal, rap, and punk, but all of their songs have a sort of political edge to them. For more information about Frayzie and his music, find him on all major music platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music.

‘The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ isn’t flawless, but it completes its mission By Glenn Kay For the Sun



ver the last few years, filmgoers have seen a great many war films, often detailing harrowing battles and the resulting personal loss. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a World War II feature inspired by true events. However, this one features a lighter touch than those we’ve recently become accustomed to. It’s strange to describe this kind of a picture as, well, enjoyable, but the film’s charismatic cast and humorous repartee sells the tone effectively.

With much of Europe under Nazi control and German U-boats cutting off the United Kingdom and Ireland from supply lines, many officials suggest that Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Rory Kinnear) admit defeat and surrender. Instead, he and Brigadier Grubbins ‘M’ (Carey Elwes) come up with a last-ditch effort to turn the tide in the conflict. They recruit convict Gus March-Phillipps (Henry Cavill) to lead a covert operation on a Spanish island off the coast of Africa with a Nazi port. Their mission is to destroy essential German U-boat supplies including weapons and air filters. March-Phillipps agrees and recruits a team of unscrupulous associates like Anders Lassen (Alan Ritchson), Henry Hayes (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), Freddy Alvarez (Henry Golding) and Geoffrey Appleyard (Alex Pettyfer). Meanwhile, agent Majorie Stewart (Eiza Brigadier Grubbins) and local businessman Mr. Heron (Babs Olusanmokun) arrive early onsite to distract and disarm Nazi official Heinrich Luhr (Til Schweiger). Even though the situations being presented involve life-or-death scenarios, humor is emphasized from the opening scene onward. And, as March-Phillipps

In “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” Henry Cavill plays a convict who is recruited to lead a covert operation on a Spanish island off the coast of Africa with a Nazi port. His team’s mission is to destroy essential German U-boat supplies including weapons and air filters. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lionsgate Films

is taken into a British command center and begins stuffing his pockets with cigars (and anything else he can get his hands on) during his initial interview, the cheeky tone is further emphasized. In fact, the film very quickly comes across like a James Bond picture (there is even an entertaining reference to the author of the superspy novels) mixed with gun-toting action as the leads take down baddies in an occasionally gleeful manner. Thankfully, the excellent cast sells this

exaggerated material. Cavill delivers as March-Phillipps, a wisecracking leader who may be underhanded and refuses to take orders from superiors, but possesses a clear drive to help stop fascism. Some of his comebacks to superiors during lighter moments are particularly funny. His team members are broadly drawn, but they do provide laughs playing off of


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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for April 19, 2024 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to a not her look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The trend of a big week followed by a slower one continues here, with some unique and oddball features taking center stage (some of which do seem interesting). 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!

DOUBLE DOWN SOUTH: Keno-Pool is a billiards game that involves gambling and collecting points based on pool balls landing on specific grooves of a boa rd placed on a pool table. This drama follows a new female player who convinces a veteran to train her as she takes part in an illegal competition. The pair take aim at the world cha mpion a nd find themselves in more and more danger as the games heat up. The press responded well to this independent effort. A couple of voices described it a s slow-mov i ng a nd overlong. Regardless, most were impressed by the cast and thought that it was an interesti ng, g r it t y ga mbl i ng tale involving a lesser known but intriguing game. This is currently a DVD-only exclusive and won’t be available immediately on other formats. The cast includes Kim Coates, Lili Simmons, Igby Rigney, Tow Bower a nd Ju s t i n M ich a el McManus.

MOVIE REVIEW | FROM PAGE B1 each other. Muscleman Lassen makes a notable impression as a big physical threat and expert with a bow and arrow, doing away with dozens of bad guys at a time in exaggerated ways. Additionally, brutal antagonist Luhr is imposing and unsettling, allowing the picture to maintain tension, especially during taut moments with spy Stewart as he attempts to get a read on her intentions. Despite hav i ng a smaller budget than a big Bond movie, the set pieces are well-handled by director Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L .E., T he Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant). The opening conflict in close-quarters is dynamic, as is a raid on a German prison and the larger scale finale on a dockyard. As mentioned, it is played in an old-fashioned manner with the characters frequently cracking jokes as bodies fall around them, but the charismatic performers pull it off.

HALF-BAKED: TOTALLY HIGH: 26 years after the release of the 1998 cult comedy Half-Baked, it appears as though a sequel is finally arriving (it is also known as Half Baked 2 in some territories). This is a direct-to-disc follow-up featuring a mostly new cast. After their friend dies smoking a strange and powerful mixture of weed, two stoner pals (who may be related to the original film’s leads) set out to raise funds to get the body home for burial. They find a new strain and set out to sell it for cash, drawing the ire of a drug lord. This title is premiering on disc and absolutely no one has seen this film yet. Viewers might be wise to hold off for now and wait for some reviews to come. It features Dexter Darden, Joel Courtney, Ramona Young, Frankie Muntz, David Koechner, Harland Williams and Rachel True (who also appeared in the original).

THE L A ST K INGDOM: SEV EN K INGS MUST DIE Also known simply as Seven Kings Must Die, this period Viking story is actually a feature-length f ina le to the Netf lix series The Last Kingdom (which ran for five seasons). The show is set in the 800s and follows an invasion of England by Viking forces.

There are minor issues here and there. Curiously enough, the nature of the story keeps MarchPhillipps and his team separate from the primary villain. At times, it feels like there are two individual stories going on (one with the team, and the other involving Stewart and Luhr) that only intersect very briefly toward the close. Regardless, it gels together well enough that this doesn’t become a major sticking point. This movie may not be a war classic, but it is a fun throwback to action pictures (and even espionage films) of the 1960s and 70s where sides were clearly defined and heroes would deliver swift justice to villains. And the fact that it is loosely based on a real operation is an added plus, informing viewers about some previously unknown efforts of the Allied war effort. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare i sn’t f lawle s s, but it completes its mission effectively. VISIT: WWW. CINEMASTANCE.COM

This film begins when Edward, King of the AngloSaxons, falls ill. Norse forces begin encroaching and there is tension between the sickly leader’s sons over who will take the throne. The series protagonist comes out of retirement to help fulfill a strange prophecy that will impact the future of the nation. Reaction was decent overall toward the finale. One-fifth of rev iewers thought the story was overstuffed and choppy, leaving them ambivalent about the ending. However, the consensus was that the performances were strong, the level of tension was consistently high, and that fans of the show would be pleased. It s t a r s A lex a nder Dreymon, Mark Rowley, Arnas Fedaravicius, Rod Hallett, Harry Gilby and Ross Anderson. YOU K NOW, FOR KIDS! Unfortunately, nothing this week but next week should deliver more titles. ON THE TUBE! And below is a list of all the latest TV-related releases. Devil’s Peak Year 1 (BBC) DVD T he Last Kingdom: Seven Kings Must Die (2023 finale to The Last Kingdom Netflix series) (Universal) Blu-ray Star Trek: Lower Decks Sea son 4 (Pa ra mount) Blu-ray Tom Cl an cy’s Ja ck Ryan The Complete Series (Paramount) 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray or Blu-ray only VISIT: WWW. CINEMASTANCE. COM

Reminder: McKinley County property taxpayers that they must pay the Second half of the 2023 property taxes by May 10, 2024, to avoid penalties & interest. As the second half deadline approaches, we appreciate and thank all the taxpayers for their payments. You can also pay your taxes online by logging on to the McKinley County Website at

Convenience fee of 2.5% will be added for Credit/Debit Card or $1.50 for electronic checks. By NM State Law, NMSA 7-38-47, Property Taxes are the personal obligation of the Property Owner, whether or not the Tax Bill was received. For more information, call (505) 722-4459



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: I miss watching This Is Us and wish it would have had at least one more season. What other shows has the person who wrote it done? — K.J. A: This Is Us, the heart-wrenching drama series about the lives of siblings spanning across several decades, was created by Dan Fogelman, who first got his start in animated films. He’s credited with writing the screenplay for Cars, Bolt and Tangled, but it was the critically acclaimed film Crazy, Stupid, Love, starring two time Oscar winner Emma Stone (Poor Things), that showed audiences he had a gift for dialogue. Fogelman’s first series was the short lived ABC comedy The Neighbors, starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing). He followed that with several other shows that were canceled after one season (Galavant, Grandfathered and Pitch). He struck gold in 2016 when This Is Us premiered on NBC, averaging 14 million viewers in its first season. Not since ER and Grey’s Anatomy did a network television show become the topic

Sterling K. Brown (Upcoming in Dan Fogleman’s “Paradise City.”

of discussion the next day at work. Ex pect at ion s a re h ig h for Fogelman’s next project, Paradise City. The upcoming ser ies is described as a thriller and stars This Is Us alum Sterling K. Brown, James Marsden (Jury Duty) and Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown). Hulu has picked up the series, which started production this past February. Brown, who plays the head of security for a former president in the new series, notes that this character will be quite different than his This Is Us character, Randall. *** Q: When is the show Evil ret u r n i n g ? Is it on ly on Paramount+? — D.A. A: The upcoming fourth and final season of Evil will air exclusively on the Paramount+ streaming service, beginning May 23. Fortunately, there will be 14 episodes, which will roll out weekly and air throughout the summer.

In the trailer for the new season, Ben (Aasif Mandvi) states, “We’ve already hunted werewolves and demons. Are we now hunting witches?” Another plotline is said to involve the birth of the antichrist. Katja Herbers, Mike Colter and Christine Lahti are all said to be returning for the final run. *** Q: When is Pat Sajak’s last episode as the host of Wheel of Fortune? Will Ryan Seacrest be taking over immediately? — J.J. A: Pat Sajak, the longtime host of the iconic game show Wheel of Fortune, announced that season 41 would be his last. The season premiered this past September and will conclude on June 7, making that night the last time you’ll see Sajak spinning the wheel. Ryan Seacrest will take over hosting duties when the new season premieres, which will most likely be in September of this year. However, Sajak will remain with the show behind the scenes as a consultant for three additional years, and Vanna White has inked a deal to continue her letter-turning duties at least through 2026. Send me your questions at Ne w Ce l e b r ityE x tr a@g m ai l . com, or write me at KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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few days. There may be a little redness around the bite area as the skin Flea rightOnslaught away. Strikes reacts to the foreign Removing a tick as Early in the Season object, and with luck, the soon a s it’s found is DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I can’t head may be pushed out believe important, even it — it’s because only March, and cat Flickerdogs is already enough for you to grab my though can scratching be vachimself silly with fleas! He has terriit with the tweezers and ble cinated against Lyme skin reactions to flea bites. How canDisease, I get rid ofother them?tick-borne — Jesse B., remove. Oak Ridge, Tennessee W hen shou ld you diseases can be transmitDEAR JESSE: Flea infestations are contact Hank’s veteri- awful, tedaren’t to your are they?pet. As Ticks the seasons and the weather up, narian? If you aren’t able change becoming activewarms earlier flea activity rises, and pet owners start to remove the tick head seeing in more the evidence year, so consider of fleas on their and aroundflea theirand homes. after a few days, it’s time petsstarting tick preFleas aren’t just annoying. They can to make an appointment carry vention too. diseasesearlier, that are transmissible humans. and with the vet. Or, if the to pets and Send yourTapeworms tips, comscratch disease are just two of the redness spreads or if cat ments or questions to potential ills that a flea infestation can Hank seems distressed, bring into your home. Tackle© a flea problem and lethargic or otherwise out don’t 2024 Kinghead-on, Features wait — because it will continue of sorts, get him to the vet to get Synd., worse Inc. as the summer approach-

es. Because of Flicker’s allergic reaction to flea bites, he needs direct treatment to repel fleas and prevent them from latching on to his fur again. Talk to his veterinarian about the most effective flea treatments. For example, a monthly or quarterly topical flea treatment may be a good option. Oral medication — as pills or chewables — is also very effective. The vet may also recommend medication to clear up his current skin issues. Reduce the risk of another flea infestation by making your home difficult for fleas to exist in. —Have your home treated for fleas by a pest control service. —Pick up clutter from the floor and replace any plush or felted toys with new ones. —Vacuum twice a week to pick up fleas and their eggs. —Repair or replace damaged window and door screens. —Remove any debris piles near your home, and shift wood piles farther away. Send your tips, comments or questions currently under the care of the Grants

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A little wool-gathering is OK, but don’t let that dreamy s t a t e l i n ger beyond midweek, when you’ll wa nt to be ready to take on new workplace responsibilities. T A U R U S (A p r i l 20 to May 20) Love rules the week for sing le Bov i nes seek i ng romance. Attached pairs also find new joy in their relationships. The 29th should bring news about a business opportunity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Home becomes the center of a new social whirl, as you show off your talent for hosting great parties. You can expect to impress a lot of people who’ve never seen this side of you. CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child might have to raise those powers of persuasion up a notch to get a still-wary colleague to agree to go along with your plans. Finding more facts to back up your position helps. LEO: (July 23 to August 22) Hold off trying to fix the blame for an apparent mishandling of a work situation. A full investigation could reveal surprising facts on how and why it really happened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your ability to see the details that others might overlook gives you an advantage in assessing an offer that possibly seems too good to be true. A trusted colleague has advice. LIBRA: (September 23 to October 22)

Expect to be called on once again to act as the peacemaker in a long-simmering dispute that suddenly flares up. Offer advice, but be careful to stay out of the fray. SCORPIO: (October 23 to November 21) You r or g a n i z a t ion a l skills help you line up your priorities so that you get things done without added pressure. The weekend could hold a special surprise. SAGI T TA R I US: (November 22 to December 21) New ventures are favored, but don’t launch yours before rechecking all the facts and sources. Also, be sure that you can rely on support from certain people. CAPRICORN: (December 22 to January 19) Don’t be pushed into renegotiating an agreement, even though it might help avoid a potential impasse. Get legal advice before you sign or agree to anything. A Q U A R I U S : (J a n u a r y 2 0 t o February 18) Helping others is what Aquarians do so well. But this time, someone wants to help you. Expect to hear some news that will both surprise and delight you. PISCES: (February 19 to March 20)Things go so swimmingly by midweek that you’re tempted to take on more tasks. Best advice: Finish what you have now, then enjoy a well earned relaxing weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your understanding of human nature helps you make wise decisions that are appreciated by all. You would make a fine judge. © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.



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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 26, 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.

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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. Gallup Housing Authority Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By:/S/ Alfred Abeita, Chairman of the Board Published: Gallup Sun April 19, 2024 *** CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2024-RFP-005

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Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting sealed proposals for the following: Sports Complex Concession Rental and Lease GALLUP, NM As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained via the City’s eProcurement Portal. Copies are also available for viewing Electronically submitted proposals shall be received via electronic bidding platform before 2:00 pm(LOCAL TIME) on or before Friday, May 3, 2024 where proposals will be received and recorded by the City of Gallup Purchasing

Department via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/RFP software system powered by OpenGov. All solicitations will be released electronically through OpenGov and responses from proponents must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using OpenGov, prospective proponents will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. OpenGov is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with OpenGov. Register your company at City’s eProcurement Portal. Only ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept proposals submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 16th day of April 2024 By /S/: Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-April 19, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CIBOLA THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT SCOTT P. KIRTLEY, Trustee for the Chapter Bankruptcy of KEITH D. FORD, Plaintiff, Vs. No. D-1333CV-2024-00085 ESTHER FORD, ESTATE OF HERBERT C. BIBO, HIS THEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS & UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF, Defendants, NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO: The Estate of Herbert C. Bibo, his heirs, successors and 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 Com-


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plaint to Quiet Title on file herein on or before 20 days from the date of the last Publication of this Notice in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court, Thirteenth Judicial District of State of New Mexico, sitting within and for the County of Cibola, that being the Court in which said Complaint is field, and to serve a copy of the same pleasing or motion upon Plainer Plaintiff’s attorneys, Mason & Isaacson, P.A. 104 East Aztec, P.O. Box 1772, Gallup, New Mexico 87305, (505-7224463). Unless a responsive pleasing or motion is entered by you in this cause on or before the above sate, judgment will be rendered against you by default. The general object of said action is to quiet the title of the following-described Property in Cibola County, New Mexico. Lot number One (1) in Block numbered Twenty-Seven (27) in EASTRIDGE SUBDIVISION, to the City of Grants, Cibola County, (formerly Valencia County), New Mexico, as the same is shown and designated on the Plat of said Subdivision Filed in the Office of the County Clerk of Valencia County (now Cibola County), New Mexico on July 28, 1970

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The general object of the said action is to quiet the title of the following-described property in Cibola County, New Mexico. All of the Lot 17 of Block 2 of MT. TAYLOR PARK SUBDIVISION, as recorded in The office of the Clerk of Valencia County, New Mexico, June 5, 1961. SUBJECT TO all legally existing easement, restrictions and reservations.

WITNESS the District Judge of the Thirteenth District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this __day of April, 2024.

WITNESS to the District Judge of the Thirteenth District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this __day of April, 2024.

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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 this Notice in the Office of the Clerk 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 on which said the Complaint is filed, and 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.

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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 Published: Gallup Sun April 12, 2024 April 19, 2024 April 26, 2024 *** McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-06 Welding Supplies and Equipment until Thursday, May 02, 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. 1010. 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. DATED this 16th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, April 19, 2024, The Gallup Sun *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO BIDDERS Public notice is hereby given that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES Price Agreement, Multi-Year No. ITB-2024-37RB Commodity Code(s): 96871


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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.

SKATE WITH CONSENT 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.

fice 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.

of circuits to create an interactive piece of art that lights up. Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

ages 5 and up can come in to create their own design for the 3D printers or explore the many engineering activities and equipment!



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.

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

2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (2023). 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.


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.


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.

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 pneilson@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, APRIL 20

EARTH DAY FUN @ RIO WEST MALL 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 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 of-

CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE B4 As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https:// portal Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, May 15, 2024. FAX and HARDCOPY PROPOSALS will NOT be accepted. Offerors will not be able to upload proposals or documents after the specified CLOSING date and time. Dated the 19th Day of April 2024 By: /S/Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: April 19, 2024 PUBLICATION DATE: April 19, 2024 *** LEGAL NOTICE



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.

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.). Use your knowledge

INVITATION TO BID Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: FLOORING AND INSTALLATION ITB-2024-39GH Commodity Code(s): 36007, 36010, 36022, 36030, 36056, 36058, 36060, 36076, 36085, 36089 As more particularly set out in the ITB documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https:// Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, May 03, 2024. FAX 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


GOOGLE CAREER ACADEMY MEMBER NIGHT 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 25





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.

CHESS CLUB 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, APRIL 24

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.

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 of Education reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 19th Day of April, 2024 By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 ITB ISSUE DATE: April 19, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: April 19, 2024 (Gallup Sun) *** LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for: REDI-MIX CONCRETE ITB-2024-38GH Commodity Code(s): 75070 As more particularly set out in the ITB documents, copies of

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

KRAY VAN KIRK CONCERT 7 pm @ Coal Street Venue (112 W. Coal Ave.). Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For more information, text (505) 615-8053.

CRAFTY KIDS 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Create your own bendable and poseable super hero action figures! For more information email: bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291.

(505) 409-9026. 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.

GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY 10 am - 12 pm @ Playground of Dreams (302 E. Wilson Ave.) and the Sports Complex (925 Park Ave.). Celebrate Global Youth Service Day by cleaning up some local parks!

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. TUESDAY, APRIL 30



NAVAJO RUG WEAVING 10 am - 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/or projects. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.



4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Customize a necklace or bracelet with the Cricut engraving tool. Supplies provided. Advance registration at ofpl. online is required. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

@ St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church (1121 W. Lincoln Ave.) Enchiladas will be available for pick up from 11 am to 2 pm. Deliveries in the Gallup area start at noon. For more information and to place orders call

12 pm @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). A paramedic and a case manager from the First Responders Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act will present available resources

which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https:// Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, May 03, 2024. FAX 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. Dated the 19th Day of April, 2024 By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 ITB ISSUE DATE: April 19, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: April 19, 2024 (Gallup Sun) ***

and Narcan training. Each individual will get a box of Narcan. A Q&A to follow. Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov, or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

DEADLINE FOR 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. FRIDAY, MAY 3

ZPSD HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW 5:30 pm - 7 pm @ Zuni High School (71 Rte. 301 N., Zuni). A show preview and awards will take place on this day. SATURDAY, MAY 4

ZPSD HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW 10 am - 4 pm @ Zuni High School (71 Rte. 301 N., Zuni). During the show, a raffle will be going on. People will also be able to purchase some of the art. ONGOING

FREE HIV, SYPHILIS, AND HEPATITIS C TESTING @ 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-OWN-BUNDLE 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.


McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-04 Heavy Equipment filters until Thursday, May 16, 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 Alexandria Lovato 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

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.

statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED this 19th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, April 19, 2024, The Gallup Sun ***

Notice of sale Notice is hereby given pursuant to the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act that Smith’s Storage will sell for purposes of satisfying its lien and all costs. The following described property: mattress, couch, table and misc. The sale will be held: 5/1/2024 at 0900 am at Smith’s Mini Storage 1001 E. Hwy. 66 Gallup NM 87301 where property is located. The name and lady known address of the occupant is: Genaro Villanueva Sr. 601 Stagecoach Gallup NM 87301. The sale will be sold to highest bidder. Smiths mini storage reserves right to bid at said sale. Published: Gallup Sun April 12, 2024 April 19, 2024

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220 S. FIFTH • GALLUP, NEW MEXICO 87301 Not available with lease and some other offers. Take new retail delivery by 4/30/24. Available accessories shown. 2MUST BE A CURRENT LESSEE OF A 2019 MODEL YEAR (505) 722-2271 • OR NEWER BUICK OR GMC VEHICLE THROUGH GM FINANCIAL FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEW VEHICLE SALE. EXAMPLE BASED ON NATIONAL AVERAGE VEHICLE SELLING PRICE. EACH DEALER SETS ITS OWN PRICE. YOUR PAYMENTS MAY VARY. Payments are for a 2024 Terrain AWD SLE1-3SA with an MSRP of $31,695. 38 monthly payments total $13,642. Closed-end lease. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. GM Financial must approve lease. Take new retail delivery by 4/30/24. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 32,500 miles. Late payment and early termination fees apply. Lessee is responsible for insuring the lease vehicle. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and a disposition fee of $495 or less at end of lease. Not available with some other offers.

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