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businesses a nd f irst responders, the cleanup pr oje c t com me nce d shortly after the reopening of the I- 40 April 2 8 . We s tbou nd I - 4 0 reopened around 10 am, and eastbound lanes reopened a few hours later at about 1:45 pm. Maiorano praised officials involved with the hazardous emergency and initial cleanup. “It was defi nitely not an MCSO thing,” he said. “We obviously participated, but none of that could’ve been pulled off without the help of all of those agencies providing personnel. The BNSF handled things

Staff Reports UPTON, Ariz. — A BNSF train carrying liquid petroleum gas (propane) derailed, creating an explosion at the Arizona/New Mexico border April 26. Flames from the two railcars nearly engulfed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 shortly before 1 pm. McKinley County Sheriff James Maiorano III said the highway was shut down for 54 hours, causing traffic delays and bottleneck traffic along rural byways. The westbound train derailed on both sides of the border, bringing together a multitude of law enforcement agencies and firefighters. No injuries were reported. D r a m a t ic phot o s of t he incident flooded social media channels, and one man from Pennsylvania, who was crossing into New Mexico along eastbound I-40, caught the explosion with his dash cam. Flames from the fireball licked the side of the RV the man was towing, causing some minor damages. The I-40 bridge he was crossing over didn’t sustain damages, Maiorano said.

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DERAILMENT DETAILS Accord i ng to a McK i n ley County Fire Rescue press release, 35 railcars carrying mixed freight derailed, six of which contained propane. A hazardous and toxic materials team arrived on the scene shortly after the explosion and had the job of determining the level of the danger posed to the public by the fumes emitting from the burning railcars, plastic, and other debris. Additionally, there was the possibility of another explosion occurring at the site. To keep the team organized as best as possible, an “emergency operation center” was formed at

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and headed by McKinley County Fire Chief Lawrence Montoya, Jr. “We yielded to the professional opinion, not having any experts who could tell us anything different,” Maiorano said. “We thought that there may be danger to the motoring public, so the decision at the emergency operation center was to keep the interstate closed until someone could say that the tankers were not subject to explosion.” A not her concer n for law enforcement was the possibility of an explosion occurring at Speedy’s gas station, north of the interstate, along with the neighboring refi nery, Maiorano noted. The next morning, outward

well, I thought, at least for now.” The BNSF hazmat tea m a r r ived w ithin the fi rst couple of hours of t he dera i l ment , Maiorano said, and they were quick to provide food, drinks and accommodations for people who were temporarily displaced from their homes. At press time BNSF was still working at the area, with MCSO helping direct traffic. Maiorano said the compa ny is expected to be done by the end of May 3. T he cause of t he der a i l ment rem a i n s under investigation.

For Sale fl ames died out in both railcars, leaving a twisted mess of smoldering, blackened metal. But looks are deceiving, the remaining propane left in the tanks continued to burn for a while. To mitigate existing conditions, and for the safety of the surrounding community, evacuations were issued for residents within a twomile radius of the derailment site. BNSF worked directly with displaced residents to provide necessary lodging and accommodations, a press release stated. Maiorano added that about 50 people had to be evacuated from the area. Once the area was considered no longer a threat to residents,

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DOWN! CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS INTRODUCING SPEED CAMERAS TO GALLUP By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor n an effort to crack down on speeding and prevent accidents, the Gallup city council is considering putting up speed cameras around town. During an April 23 city council special meeting, Heidi Traverso, a representative from NovoaGlobal, a safety equipment supplier, explained how the company could help the city with their goal of making Gallup a safer place to live by setting up speed cameras around town. SPEEDING ISSUES For about a year now, Traverso has been working with the Gallup Police Department to collect data regarding speeding on city roads. She shared that data with the council, showing that the City of Gallup has a major speeding problem. Traverso explained how speed cameras could help the GPD prioritize what their limited staff is doing rather than sticking as many officers as possible on traffic duty. “[Speed cameras] allow locations around the city to be monitored for speeding and it allows the officers to be involved in the community, or to be following up on their cases or to be handling 911 calls; all those things that require human contact and interaction,” Traverso said. “That’s where you want your officers spending their time. Not outside of a school doing tickets. …” With speed cameras, technology does the work, catching people who are going a certain amount over the speed limit and sending them a letter in the mail with photos and directions on how they can pay their ticket. Traverso noted that certified officers would need to review each violation, but those reviews typically only take 20 seconds as the officer looks at the video. Traverso called it “more of a net than a fi shing pole” when describing the less amount of time and work the officers would be putting into traffic duty if the speed cameras were

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installed. To beg i n i mplement i n g t he speed camera program, GPD and NovoaGlobal monitored some high traffic areas around town and identified some problem locations with a speed study report. GPD found that many people were going 10, and even 15-20 and more miles over the speed limit on many city roads. Traverso found the numbers slightly concerning, and said that Gallup is on par with the much bigger city of Albuquerque when population is factored in. “These numbers are really high because there’s no intervention right now,” she said. “[…] After we implement the fi rst 30 days with the warnings and the signs go up, there’s a huge drop, like 70%.” STATE CHALLENGES One thing that puts a bit of a damper on the project is the fact that the New Mexico Department of Transportation typically prohibits the use of speed cameras on state roads. Traverso said the City of Albuquerque sidestepped this problem by going in front of a NMDOT committee and pleading their case. Now that the speed study is complete, city staff are working to draft up an ordinance that the councilors will approve at an upcoming meeting. If they approve the ordinance, the city would have to meet with the NMDOT. After the city meets with the NMDOT, NovoaGlobal can begin developing the city’s contract and the two parties would ultimately decide what the violation criteria is, i.e. how much a driver can go over the speed limit before they would receive a photo enforcement violation. Once the program is initiated, a 30-day trial period would take place. Anyone who receives a “ticket” in that period of time would get off with a warning. One component of the project is an effort to reduce speeding in school zones. Traverso showed the council some examples of tickets that feature

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SLOW DOWN | from page A3 a child’s picture and a note from them asking the driver to slow down in school zones. “It’s kind of sobering to see a child’s photo imploring you to slow down in their neighborhood,” Traverso said. She suggested that the city keep the speed cameras running 24/7, and that they cap the violation criteria at 11 miles over the speed limit. Novoaglobal works w it h a co s t - neut r a l model. They pay the construction and engineering costs to get the speed cameras up and running in a city. They also pay for any signage, maintenance, and operation costs. They also pay for

a public awareness campaign to get the word out about the program. The City of Gallup has a couple options in terms of how they want to pay for the service. They can either use a payment plan that takes a percentage out of each paid violation, or they can pay a flat monthly fee. Novoaglobal puts up an investment of about $110,000 per each camera system that is installed. T he cit y wou ld receive a small amount in revenue from each paid violation, but before they can count something as a credit, they have to pay any expenses, such as the police officers’ pay or the court employees’. Once those expenses are taken out, the State

NEWS of New Mexico would take 50% of the remaining profit, leaving the city with the rest. THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS In an interview with the Sun, Gallup Police Chief Erin ToadlenaPablo sa id t he GPD won’t know how much revenue the violations would bring into the city until they’ve completed the ordinance they plan to present in front of the council at a future meeting. The potential revenue would help the city fi ll in potholes, improve roads, and put in lighting around busy streets for pedestrians. Ga l lup Mu n icipa l Cou r t Judge Ja nel le Griego said if the councilors decide to put the

speed cameras around the city, she would need at least one more court employee to help with traffic violations. W hen she ra n for office in 2020, Griego ran on the belief that people should not have to break the bank to pay any court fees such as speeding tickets. She suggested anyone who is considered indigent should only have to pay a reduced fi ne. “… I would rather get the $50 than no dollars because they’re probably not going to pay us if they don’t have the money,” she said. The violations would only be a civil penalty and would not require a warrant. It also wouldn’t a f fect t he v iolator’s insurance.

Traverso stressed the amount of good a speeding camera can bring to a community like Gallup. “This program, to me, can really enhance the livability and safety in this community so the police department can do their job and be more visible during [community events],” she said. Toadlena-Pablo said the speed cameras would be a huge support for her department. “I always say that we are the best police department here, and we’re only going to be the best if we keep being innovative in how we’re going to combat crime here. I think this is one of the steps toward that,” she said. Cou nci lor Sa ra h Piano, Dist. 3, was the

one who i ntroduced Traverso to Gallup after she met her at a conference. She shared her excitement for the speed cameras during the special meeting. “I’m excited, I think this is a great opportunity,” she said. “I’m thankful to law enforcement and the courts for moving forward with this. … I think this is something that would be very beneficial for us.” Cou ncilor L i nda Ga rcia , Dist. 1, a lso showed support for the new program. “I support this 100%. It’s needed,” she said. “I f we ca n help ou r police department with the speeding, I would love to be a part of that solution.”

U.S. Attorney’s office charges Zuni man with murder Staff Reports LBUQUERQUE — A Zuni man made an initial appearance on his indictment related to the murder of a member of the Navajo Nation on April 26. Labar Tsethlikai is considered the prime suspect in a series of crimes targeting Native American men in Gallup, Zuni, and Albuquerque. Tsethlikai, 51, an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo, is charged with murdering a Navajo man on Jan. 18. The victim was found deceased the next morning in a remote area of the Zuni Reservation on Route 7, approximately 300 yards eastbound of State Highway 602. Prior to the murder, the victim was last seen along East Highway 66 in Gallup. According to court records, Tsethlikai is linked to a string of murders, kidnappings,

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robberies, sexual abuses, and assaults, in both Indian Country and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area between May 2023 and April 2024. Through the investigation, 10 other potential victims have been identified, with seven cr i mes occu r r i ng w ith i n Indian Country, one crime involving the victim being tra nspor ted from Ind ia n Country to Albuquerque, and three crimes occurring in the Albuquerque area. One other victim is believed to have died after being kidnapped. Investigators tied Tsethlika i to the cr imes through a common modus operandi, victim statements, video surveillance, EBT records, DNA analysis, and advanced cellular phone tracking. This comprehen sive ev idence placed Tsethlikai around each victim, including the Navajo man, during the relevant time periods.

Labar Tsethlikai The FBI continues to investigate Tsethlikai’s involvement in crimes against other victims. Anyone who has reason to believe they or someone they know may be a victim, or have information about Tsethlikai, call the FBI at (505) 889-1300 or submit tips online at tips.fbi.gov. Tsethlikai is approximately five feet and seven inches tall, and weighs about 180 pounds. He is heav yset, has short brown hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses. He sometimes

wears a gold bracelet. He is from Zuni, but travels extensively around New Mexico, including Gallup, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe. He is believed to work in the Native American jewelry industry and may be a Zuni jewelry artist. He drives a gold/brown Chevy Silverado, single cab truck, with dual exhaust, bearing license plate number WNMU0043. If convicted of the Jan. 18 murder, Tsethlikai faces up to life in prison followed by five years of supervised release. T he G a l lu p R e s id e nt Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Albuquerque F ield Off ice investigated this case with assistance from the Albuquerque Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit and Air Support Unit. Assistant Un ited St ates At tor neys Matthew J. McGinley, Mark A. Probasco, and Eliot Neal prosecuted the case.

This case is part of the Depa r t ment of Ju s t ice’s Missing or Mu rdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program, which aims to aid in the prevention and response to missing or murdered Indigenous people through the resolution of MMIP cases and communication, coordination, and collaboration with federal, tribal, state, and local partners. The Department views this work as a priority for its law enforcement components. Through the MMIP Regional Outreach Program, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify MMIP ca ses a nd issues in tribal communities and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. This prosecution upholds the Department’s mission to the unwavering pursuit of justice on behalf of Indigenous victims and their families.

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Task Force, requested copies of the Department of Personnel Management’s information regarding all the Navajo Nation court cases involving sexual harassment allegations. “W hat were the Department of Personnel Management’s responses to these cases? For our legislative side, what are the recommendations and how have laws been changed to address the issue that the courts are determining when it comes to sexual harassment cases?” Crotty asked. Div ision of Hu ma n Resources Director Debbie Nez-Manuel stated that she will work with the Department of Personnel Management to compile and provide the information. “While DPM is a resource for reporting, not everyone will report to the Department of Personnel Management,” Nez-Manuel said. “Reporting happens based on the individual that is impacted, who they feel comfortable with, and where they feel they will get the best response. If they feel uncomfortable with DPM they might go elsewhere.” Council Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton asked for the statute of limitations for reporting sexual harassment, stating that it is not outlined in any DPM or Human Resource policy. She added that some employees might have selfdoubt when it comes to determining what can be considered sexual harassment. According to Nez-Manuel, there is no statute of limitation for reporting sexual harassment to the DPM.. “It’s critical to record incidents by writing them down. Those details can fade with time and become more difficult to prove what happened. My understanding is that there is no statute of limitation for reporting,” she said. Council Delegates also urged for comprehensive policies that are inclusive of Navajo Nation enterprises, political and professional at-will positions, and elected leaders. Currently, the Navajo Nation Office of Ethics and Rules oversees claims that are brought against elected officials within the Navajo Nation. T he Na abik ’íyát i’ Committee voted to accept the report with 16 in favor and none opposed. The Office of the Speaker is tasked with developing and introducing legislation to sexual misconduct policies and laws for the Council’s consideration.

INDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley placed the topic of sexual harassment prevention, awareness, and response on the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee’s agenda on April 25 to provide an overview of current Navajo Nation workplace policies provided by the Navajo Nation Division of Human Resources. T he Na abik ’íyát i’ Committee voiced overwhelming support to initiate legislation aimed at reforming and creating new measures within Navajo Nation policy to prevent and appropriately respond to allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and assault, and to provide more resources to victims and hold perpetrators accountable. “The 25th Navajo Nation Council hears the voices of our Navajo people. We understand the frustration and immediate demands for change, not only for the protection of employees in workplaces, but for our people in all communities. Based on Thursday’s discussion, the Council is prepared to move forward with developing and passing legislation to strengthen policy and laws and to provide enforcement measures,” Curley said. “It’s a sensitive topic, but as leaders, it’s our responsibility to take on such challenges and to listen to our people who are demanding change.” In 2023, Curley mandated sexual harassment prevention training for all Legislative Branch employees on an annual basis, and continues to make additional trainings available on a regular basis. During the April 25 discussion, several Council Delegates also called for immediate action to address a sexual harassment and assault allegation against the general manager of the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority by an NTUA-affiliated employee, which was made public through press conferences on social media. Several Delegates also urged the NTUA Management Board to take action to protect the alleged victim and to ensure accountability. Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/ To’Koi, Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz’t’I’í), who chairs the Naabik’íyáti’ Committee’s Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives

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New Mexico reaches $24.5 million settlement with Ameredev Staff Reports ANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department announced on April 29 that oil and gas company Ameredev II, LLC has agreed to pay $24.5 million to settle alleged violations of state air regulations. This is the largest settlement the Department has ever reached for a civil oil and gas violation. Under state law, $24.1 million of the penalty will be deposited into New Mexico’s General Fund. “ T h is set t lement makes one thing crystal clear - companies that pollute our air will pay

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for circumventing New Mexico’s r ules,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Today’s settlement is about penalizing the bad actors in an effort to protect communities from breathing harmful pollution.” N M E D ’ s Environmental P r o t e c t io n D i v i s io n i s s ue d a $ 4 0. 3 m i l l io n Ad m i n i s t r a t i ve Compliance Order to Ameredev on June 29. In the ACO, NMED identif ied f ive A meredev facilities that actively extracted oil and natural gas between October 2018 and April 2020 but could not accept or transport the gas to downstream

 On May 13, 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon’s car was attacked and nearly overturned by an angry crowd shouting anti-American slogans as Nixon traveled through Caracas, Venezuela, during a goodwill trip through Latin America. None of the car’s passengers were injured and the driver was able to speed away to safety.  On May 14, 1904, the fi rst Olympic Games to be held in the U.S. opened in St. Louis, Missouri. The Games had initially been awarded to Chicago, but were later given to St. Louis to be staged in connection with the St. Louis World Exposition. Unfortunately, the Games were poorly organized and overshadowed by the fair.  On May 15, 2009, General Electric, one of America’s most prestigious corporations, finally began its government-mandated efforts to clean up New York’s Hudson River, after decades of environmental damage and legal wrangling. The company had dumped harmful chemicals into the river for years and spent a fortune trying to avoid a cleanup.  On May 16, 1975, Norma Armistead checked into a Los Angeles hospital with a newborn infant she claimed to have given birth to at home. But when it became clear she hadn’t, and another woman turned up dead nearby with the baby she was carrying cut from her body, Armistead was arrested for murder and sentenced to life in prison.  On May 17, 1885, Apache leader and medicine man Geronimo escaped from an Arizona reservation. After a year and a half of running, he and his 38 remaining followers surrendered the following September. Geronimo was relocated to Florida before fi nally being freed two years later.  On May 18, 1593, an arrest warrant was issued for Christopher Marlowe after fellow playwright Thomas Kyd claimed that “heretical” documents found in his room were actually written by Marlowe. Arrested two days later, Marlowe bailed out but died in a bar brawl on May 30.  On May 19, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Roosevelt set a date of May 1, 1944, for the cross-Channel landing that would become D-Day. Due to bad weather, it was rescheduled for June 6 instead. © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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processors. During this time, Ameredev flared over 3,000 cubic feet of natural gas, releasing an amount of CO2 equivalent to heating over 16,000 homes for one year. A s a r e s u lt of Ameredev’s f laring, over 3 million thousa nd cubic feet of natural gas were emitted, resulting in over 7.6 million pounds of excess hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide a nd volatile organic compounds, being released into the air. These pollutants are known to cause serious health issues, including respiratory issues, impaired cognition, and convulsions, as well as contribute to climate change. Upon d i scover y of t he compl ia nce issues by NMED staff, Ameredev engaged a third-party contractor to review its compliance with New Mexico r e q u i r e me nt s a nd made the results available to NMED’s Air Quality Bureau. The Air Quality Bureau is unaware of any ongoing non-compliance at Ameredev facilities in New Mexico. “Let this serve as a wake-up call to the oil and gas industry – the Env ironment Department is using remote sensing technology, on-theground inspections, a nd responding to citizen complaints,” Env i ron ment Department Cabinet Secreta r y Ja mes Ken ney sa id. “ The only option to avoid enforcement is to comply with state rules and permits.”

In addition to the cash settlement, Ameredev also agreed to:  Perform an independent , t h i rd - pa r t y compliance audit of their operations at all the New Mexico facilities that they own or operate.  Calculate and submit monthly reports of actual emission rates from each emissions unit at each facility operating in New Mexico under General Construction Permits or notices of intent.  Propose, subject to NMED approval, a mitigation project to conduct weekly Optical Gas Imaging inspections for each facility operating in New Mexico under a General Construction Permit-Oil & Gas for two yea rs or imple ment an advanced leak and repair monitoring technology.  Remove equipment from the Azalea Central

An unauthorized flame at Ameredev’s Nandina facility on Dec. 31. Tank Battery and submit the appropriate permit application or registration to amend the permit. “This settlement holds the company accountable for failing to follow the terms of their permit and improperly releasing a substantial amount of natural gas into the environment,” General Counsel Zachary Ogaz said. “We will continue to strictly enforce NMED permits and New Mexico air regulations and show companies that cutting corners and violating the law won’t save you any money in the long run.” I f A meredev fa i ls to complete the above corrective actions in the time allotted in the

settlement, the state will assess penalties of $2,000 per day until the corrective actions are completed. These payments are to the State’s General Fund. “I a m grateful to ou r d e d ic a t e d a nd hard-working compliance and enforcement staff who worked diligently to bring this case to fruition,” Compliance a nd En forcement Section Chief Cindy Hollenberg said. “The Air Quality Bureau is committed to deterring noncompliance such as this and leveling the playing field for those compa nies that pr ioritize protecting the environment.”


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BBSS throws a tailgate party in a bowling alley BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE RAISES OVER $150,000 FFrrom o left, ef Barrt Stan ef Stanle ley, y, Wadde Be Bellll,, Kr Krisisiste ten Bi te Bisc schho sc hoff, Ma Maxi x ne n Hal ale, e, and e, nd Jack McF Ja c arrllaand froom thhe Ga Gall alllupp-M McK cKin inle leyy Co Coun unty ty Sch choo hoolsls disstirc titirc rct ct al all d dressed d up as Savannah S h Bananas B for f the th April A il 27 27 Bowl B l for f Kids KKids’ i ’ Sake id Sk event Photo event. h CCredit: redi dit: SSarah arahh Piano BBSS’S MISSION Positively impacting the lives of Littles continues to be a goal for BBSS. The program is a one-to-one mentoring program designed to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth. “This program is valua ble t o t he com mu n it y because there are so many young people looking for a positive role model to

encourage them, spend time with them and show them new possibilities,” Piano said in a 2021 interview. Becoming a mentor takes four to six hours a month, but it makes a big impact in the life of a young person. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region requires mentors to undergo a background check for the safety of the program.

From left, Big Sister Tinnell Charlee and Little Sister Mesa Lewis, Little Brother Kyle Watson and Big Brother Joe Mangum, Chyla McCully and her daughters Cyri Mooney and Lakai Thomas, and Little Sister Mikayla Scott and Big Sister Crystal Pablo all pose with some fun props during the April 27 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Photo Credit: Sarah Piano

Staff Reports his year’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser’s theme was “Spor ts Tailgate Edition.” Pe o ple f r o m a l l o v e r Gallup came out to support Big Brot her s Big Si st er s Mountain Region on April 27. In an interview with the Sun, BBBS Mountain Region Managing Regional Director Sarah Piano said 75 teams par ticipated in this year’s event, and as of May 2 the organization has raised over $150,000. Teams were encouraged to wear sports-themed attire, and to take that however they wanted to. Some teams came decked out in jerseys or the T-shirts BBSS provided, while

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other teams took things to the max, dressing up as sports equipment. Piano explained that in order to register for the event, each team had to raise at least $500, but many teams went above and beyond that. The top three teams who raise the most money received a gift basket full of a variety of goodies. Pinnacle Bank, for example, raised $5,000. The bank had three teams bowl this year. In an email to the Sun, the ba nk’s A ssista nt Vice President Melissa Rodriguez said she really enjoyed the event. “It’s always a fun event and we enjoy doing it to help raise money for the kids of our community,” she said.

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The program has proven to be beneficial to Littles; according to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region website, 90% of kids who participate in BBSS as Littles are more likely to do well in school, 46% are less likely to abuse drugs, 89% are less likely to make bad decisions, and 91% feel better about themselves. Donations are necessary for the program to survive. In a 2021 interview, Piano said 60% of the group’s support comes from donations, while the remaining 40% is from state funding and grants. Individuals can stop by the office to drop off donations or make monetary donations on the website, at

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The American Cancer Society kicked off the 2023 Relay for Life event with the Survivors’ Parade at Courthouse Square on June 16. File Photo

The luminaries are lit to honor those who lost their battle to cancer. At last year’s 24th annual Relay for Life event, over $6,000 was raised. File Photo

Friends step up for ‘fundraising extraordinaire’ 82-YEAR-OLD WOMAN STEPS BACK FROM RELAY FOR LIFE, YOUNGER GENERATION TAKES OVER By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor b ou t 10 ye a r s ago, Priscillaiana “ P r i s s y ” Schanefeltsat with her phone in her hand as a doctor told her that she had thyroid cancer. After getting her thyroid removed, she knew she had to do something to help others goi ng through similar scary situations. That’s when she decided to sta r t her own Relay for Life team, which she named Camino de Esperance, or “Path of Hope.” Now, Schanefelt is cancer-free, only having to go to annual checkups. But she still supports the Relay for Life cause, making calls asking people for donations and their support. “I’ve been really fortunate that nobody says no to me.”

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COMMUNITY HELP One way Schanefelt raises money for Relay for Life is by selling raffle tickets. These raffle tickets are given out to Relay for Life Gallup McKinley County organizers and other non-profits in the New Mexico and Arizona area. They come from a man named Jim Click Jr., who owns a car dealership in Tucson, Arizona. Click gives these raffle tickets out to non-profit organizations as a way to help them raise funds. The prizes for the raffle are no joke; first place gets a brand new car, this year it’s a 2024 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4X - second place will win two airline tickets to anywhere in the world, and the third place prize is $5,000. This year, the tickets cost $25 each, or people can buy five for $100.

All proceeds would go toward whichever Relay the buyer would like. Joyce Graves, the coordinator for Gallup’s branch of Relay for Life, said that the deadline to enter the raffle isn’t until mid-December, but that she likes to sell a majority of them before and during the Relay. She said that Schanefelt has always been willing to sell the remaining tickets after Relay. “None of us [from Gallup] have won yet, but we keep trying,” Graves said of the raffle. PASSING THE TORCH Scha nefelt had to take a step back as a team leader now that she’s older - she’s 82 years old - and the next generation of leaders was more than willing to help her out. Jeanette Butler and Wanda Drier have both

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known Schanefelt for years, and they were both already a part of Camino de Esperance before they became co-team leaders. Butler spoke highly of the former team leader. “She’s always been one of those go-getter types of people. She’s always been very compassionate toward other people,” she said. “She’s a fundraiser extraordinaire; you can’t fi ll those shoes.” Butler said she joined Relay for Life in honor of all of the people in her live who had or has cancer. Drier joined the team after losing her mother to cancer. When her mom died, she moved from Waterloo, Iowa, to New Mexico in 1977. She often found herself watching the Relay for Life events, but she didn’t join a team until she found Schanefelt’s. “I’m doing it in memory of my mom and in honor of Prissy,” she said. MAKING MEMORIES Since they’ve been participating in Relay for L i fe for so long, Schanefelt, Butler, and Drier all have fond memories of Relays of the past. Scha nefelt sa id she always loved the

camaraderie when she wou ld go out to t he event. “I wou ld meet so many people who were so generous and willing to help. That was my favorite part, knowing I could count on them,” she said. Drier also mentioned the camaraderie when talking about her favorite part of Relay for Life, but she also specifically likes the Survivor’s Lap, which kicks off the festivities the night of Relay. W hether they’re currently fighting cancer, or in remissions, survivors take that first lap as an emcee reads their names. “When they’re standi n g or b ei n g r ol le d around or however they get around that fi rst lap of the night, that is what really strikes me, and it’s my favorite part,” Drier said. Butler said her favorite part is when people light the luminarias at the end of the night. The lighting of the luminaries is a way for people to honor those who have lost their battle with cancer. “It gives me time to go back and reflect on the loved ones that I have lost locally as well as my

relatives. It’s also time to thank God for getting me through my cancer battle,” Butler said. She has battled on and off with a rare form of vaginal cancer. Overall, both women are just excited to be a part of the Relay for Life and helping continue cancer research. “It fi lls my heart a little bit more to know that I hopefully will someday see cancer eradicated through the research and efforts that we’ve done,” Butler said. RUN FOR MORE INFORMATION Anyone interested in donating to the Camino de Esperance Camino de Esperance or any other local Relay for Life team can go to the Gallup McKinley County fundraising page at https:// secure.acsevents.org / site/STR?pg=entry&fr_ id=107767. The webpage also has details about the upcoming local Relay for Life, which is scheduled for June 14. Teams will be able to arrive at the Courthouse Square as early as 12 pm that day, but they need to be set up and ready to go by 5:30 pm. The Opening Ceremonies will begin at 6 pm.

Pets don’t mix well with home renovations By Sam Mazzota King Syndicate EAR PAW ’ S C O R N E R : We have a contractor coming soon to renovate our kitchen. I plan to keep my cat, “Freya,” out of the way and in a separate room during the day. But at night, she’ll want to wander the house. How do I keep her out of the kitchen? — Jim in Portland, Maine DEAR JIM: Cats are pretty wily, and I’m sure Freya will try to find a way around any barriers you set up to keep her out of the kitchen.

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By Dana Jackson Q: How is Celine Dion doing since she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder? Will she ever sing in front of an audience again? — N.G. A: Two years ago, Celine Dion was diagnosed w ith stiff-person syndrome, a neurological disorder with an unknown cause and an uncertain prognosis. In an interview with Vogue France, she said that she undergoes physical and vocal therapy five days a week and hopes to sing again. In Febr ua r y, Dion presented a Gra mmy Award to Taylor Swift. She looked happy and radiant, leaving her fans hopeful that they’ll hear her angelic voice on stage again someday. *** Q: Is it true that G a r c el le B e au v a i s

is leav ing Real Housewives because her acting career has taken off ? She’s the only levelheaded one i n the bu nch, so I wouldn’t blame her if she quit. — T.S. A: There have been several fi rings and voluntary exits among Bravo’s Real Housewives lately, but Garcelle Beauvais is not one of them — at least not yet. The popular cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began her career in front of the cameras as a model for the Ford agency before getting bit by the acting bug. She appeared in the Eddie Murphy fi lm Coming to America and its sequel, as well as The Jamie Foxx Show and the short-lived Aaron Spelling primetime soap Models Inc.. A fter her ca reer lagged a bit, she joined R e a l Hou s ew ive s i n 2020. While most actors look at reality television

Celion Dion a s a step dow n, this had the opposite effect on Beauvais’s career. Viewers were charmed by her wit, level headedness and beauty, and her career in Hollywood was reborn.

In 2023, Beauvais produced and starred in a hit movie for the Lifetime network called Black Girl Missing. She recently inked a deal to produce two more telefi lms under this franchise, which will

“continue the imperative conversations about systemic inequalities where missing girls and women of color are ignored.” She’ll also star in another Lifetime movie, the first of what hopes to be many with the introductory title Terry McMillan Presents. If that name sounds familiar, McMillan is the novelist behind some bestselling books that were adapted into hit movies, like How Stella Got Her Groove Back a nd Wa iting to Exhale. With all this success, don’t be sur prised if Beauvais does leave the bickering Housewives behind her, but as of now, she’s expected to return next season. *** Q: Is Russian Doll ever coming back to Netflix, or has it been canceled? — K.S. A : Accord i ng to

TVLine, the Netflix drama Russian Doll was originally intended to take three seasons to tell its story. However, it’s been two years since the second chapter ended, but the writers’ and actors’ strikes last year played a role in its delay. I n t he mea nt i me, the show’s star Natasha Lyonne found herself with a new hit show on her hands, Poker Face, which streams on Peacock. Will she have time to star in both shows? According to Lyonne, there are “potentially more adventures” for Russian Doll’s Nadia, but “it’s gonna take some time.” Send me your quest ion s at New Celebr it yEx t r a@ gmail.com, or write me at KFWS, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

Happy Mother’s Day! To celebrate all mothers, the Gallup Sun is asking for stories about your moms! Do you have special Mother’s Day traditions you do every year? Maybe you have a favorite memory from spending time with your mom. Send your stories and memories to

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gallupsunreporters@gmail.com, along ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might need to do a bit more investigating before making a career move. You do best when you come armed with the facts. Meanwhile, a personal matter still needs tending to. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creativity plus your good business sense once more combine to give you an important advantage in a difficult work place sit uat ion. Also, an ally proves their loyalty. GEM I N I ( May 21 to June 20) Avoid rushing into something just because it offers a break from your usual routine. Take things a step at a time to be sure that you’re moving in the right direction. CANCER: (June 21 to July 22) Bouncing back from a disappointing incident isn’t easy, but you should find a welcome turn of events emerging by midweek. Spend the weekend with someone special. L E O: (Ju ly 2 3 t o August 22) An incomplete project needs your attention before someone else takes it over and uses it to their advantage. There’ll be lots of time for fun and games once you get it done. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Doubts involv ing a potential career change need to be resolved quickly so that they don’t get in the way when you feel like you’re fi nally ready to make the big move. LIBRA: (September 23 to October 22) Looking to blame someone for a workplace problem could backfire if it turns out

that you’ve got the wrong “culprit.” Best to get more facts before acting on your assumptions. SCORPIO: (October 2 3 t o November 21) Patience might still be called for until you’re sure that you finally have the full story, which could have eluded you up until now. Also, a trusted associate could offer valuable guidance. SAGI T TA R I US: (November 22 to December 21) Ref lect on your recent behavior to see if you could have caused the coolness that you might now be sensing from a loved one. If so, apologize and set things straight. CAPRICORN: (December 22 to January 19) Easing up on your social activities allows you to focus more of you r e ner g ie s o n a long-neglected personal matter. You can get back into party mode by the weekend. A Q U A R I U S : (January 20 to February 18) A dispute with a colleague can be resolved peacef u l ly once you both agree to be more flexible about the positions you’ve taken and a l low t he spa ce for more open-minded discussions. PISCES: (February 19 t o M a rch 2 0) Volunteering to take on added responsibilities could be a risky way to impress the powers that be. Only do it if you’re sure that you won’t be swept away by the extra workload. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of self-awareness allows you to make bold moves with confidence and security.

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‘The Fall Guy’ starts the summer movie season off with a bang By Glenn Kay For the Sun Rating:  out of  Running Time: 126 minutes

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his feature from Universal Pictures opens exclusively in cinemas Friday, May 3. Wit h Hol ly wood currently focused on sequels and reboots, it’s almost impossible to be surprised by any property being remade for modern audiences. Yet it is admittedly unexpected to see the popular but hardly iconic 1980s T.V. show The Fall Guy being given a studio remake. Truthfully, it’s hard to imagine the public demanding that the show be brought back and adapted for the big screen. For those unfamiliar with the show, this is a very loose adaptation of the original program. But, in the end, that’s a good thing. The alterations, fresh tone and likable cast make it a surprisingly successful venture that starts the summer movie season

At the beginning of “The Fall Guy” Ryan Gosling’s Colt Seaver is a stuntman who is living his dream and is in love with his girlfriend Judy Moreno (Emily Blunt). But a horrible accident threatens to end his career, until he is brought back by a producer who need his help saving the man he used to do stunt work for. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures with a bang. The f ilm begins with Colt Seaver (Ryan Gosling) living his dream. He adores his job working as a stunt person for movie star Tom Ryder (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and has found true love with camera operator Judy Moreno (Em i ly Blunt). But after a horrible workplace accident sidelines Colt, he shuts himself off and things fall apart personally and professionally. Eig hteen months later, the out-of-work stuntman is contacted by executive producer Ga i l Meyer ( Ha n na h Waddington), saying he

has been requested by his ex and now first-time film director Judy to perform stunts on her production in Australia. Seaver sees it as an opportunity to reconnect, but quickly learns his presence was not requested by the still-angry Judy. Instead, Gail admits she needs his skills on a private matter. Star Tom Ryder has fallen in with the wrong crowd and is missing. Colt must find the actor and get him to set before the movie is shut down. Over the course of the running time, the injured, rusty Colt must not only endure dangerous stunts, but also survive several

dangerous spots looking for the lead performer, even ending up in a murder investigation. Despite the seemingly serious threats, the movie’s tone is breezy and fi lled with humor. Indeed, there is tension between Colt and Judy, but it is generally delivered in a playful manner. Charismatic leads Gosling and Blunt are fun to watch as their personal squabbles are aired publicly on the set. There is also a hilarious section of the film featuring the protagonist being drugged and trying to continue his job under the influence and ex per iencing biza r re

hallucinations. Additionally, TaylorJohnson is also funny as the haughty star and Waddington is entertainingly manipulative as a producer only concerned with protecting her star. As Colt continues his investigation, there is also plenty of entertaining interplay with stunt coordinator Dan Tucker (Winston Duke). Much of it (and the rest of the movie) involves film references and in-jokes. While the odd comment may go over one’s head, most are easily relatable and earn laughs. As one might expect, the picture is also fi lled with exciting stunts. It is an ode to the unsung stunt heroes who perform in film and the story maximizes every opportunity to point a camera at them. There are several close-combat encounters with various thugs and heavies, as well as a rip-roaring car chase through city streets. You’ll also see boat pursuits on the water, not to mention an epic fi nale featuring leaps from cars, helicopters and other modes of transport. It all looks remarkably dangerous and is impressively put together by director David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Bullet Train), who has a background in the stunt field. Is it perfect? Well,

there are a few choppy moments involving dialogue scenes and the occasional continuity problem (a character gets very doused at one point, only to look completely dry shortly therea f ter). One imagines there was improvisation between the cast, leading to an awkward cut or two, as well as some extended bits that must have resulted in this. Additionally, the sinister plot doesn’t hold up to a lot of scrutiny, but even the lead makes a quick crack about this issue. If you take it all in the proper context, these issues are minor. With a cast this strong, so many laughs and so much thrilling action, the picture ultimately delivers big screen popcorn-munching thrills. And it certainly adds credence to the idea that investing in a reinvention of a lesser-known property may result in a fresh and enjoyable redo. For a fun time at the movies, The Fall Guy has already set the bar very high for the season and may be difficult to top. NOTE: And for those interested, there is an extra scene and cameo worth hanging around for after the theme song ends (well past the midway point in the credits). VISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

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Administrative Assistants James, Simone Smith, Dorothea J.

THANK YOU CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS FOR YOUR SERVICE


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GALLUP FUN!

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 3, 2024 By Glenn Kay For the Sun Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. So, if you can’t make it out to the cinema this week or need to stay indoors for a few days, be sure to give one of these titles a try! BIG NEW RELEASES!

GODS OF MEXICO: This documentary takes viewers to rural communities in Mexico, where the population is resisting modernization. Using striking photography, the fi lmmakers capture individuals at work and play, living a life free from modern technology. The synopsis states that the fi lm shows it is still possible to live in tune with our essence as human beings. This picture did well on the festival circuit and received a positive response from the press. A small number critiqued the fi lm for focusing on visuals and not thoroughly interviewing the subjects or getting their insights, in the process keeping v iewers at a distance. However, the majority were wowed by t he i m a ger y a nd resourceful citizens featured. They suggested the observational approach allowed them to sit back and contemplate a different lifestyle choice.

decide to find a way to record the intel they hear and get it into the hands of the military and others who can help stop Nazi forces. But along the way the pair discover that the instrument’s power can also have a negative impact on the future. T he ma jor it y of reviewers enjoyed this unique tale, which was released last year in the UK. One or two complained that the cinematography was impressive but the scr ipt did n’t develop its lead characters properly. Regardless, the consensus was that the feature had good performances, a strong message and left viewers with plenty to think about. Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini headline the fi lm.

LOVE LIFE: In this foreign-language Japanese melodrama, a happily married couple are enjoying life while raising their son (who is from the wife’s previous marriage). A big wrinkle is put into their relationship when the husband’s ex-girlfriend appears out of the blue. Things become even more tense and challenging after the wife’s ex-husband appears, now deaf and homeless, asking the leads for assistance. Overall, the press was taken in by this feature. A small group commented that the story added a few too many exaggerated elements and was so low-key that it didn’t muster up much drama. However, the consensus

was that the picture was hea r t -w rench i ng a nd managed to make viewers understand the unique pain felt by its characters. It sta rs F umino Kimura, Kento Nagayama and Atom Sunada.

MADAME WEB: The latest Marvel comic book adaptation is this tale of a lesser-known character in the Spider-Man universe. It begins with a researcher of rare spiders in Peru being injured and giving birth just before her death. The orphaned child grows up to be a paramedic in New York. One day, she begins having visions of the future. After having a premonition of three teenage girls being killed by a menacing figure, the protagonist decides to use her powers to save them. She also tries to understand the nature of these visions by traveling back to Peru. In general, the press savaged this superhero title. A handful liked the lead actress and claimed to be amused by how strange and off-kilter the final product was. Everyone else thought the dialogue was corny, the story full of plot holes, the editing jarring, the sound design clunky and the overall tone baffling. T h i s t it le w i l l be available as a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo or as a standalone Bluray. The cast includes Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, Tahar Rahim, Mike Epps, Emma Roberts and Adam Scott.

MEA N GIRLS: Based on a stage musical inspired by the 2004 film, this reimagining tells the story of a teen entering an American high school after time abroad. She’s introduced to various female cliques and decides to infi ltrate the institute’s most powerful group. Of course, witnessing their horrible behavior encourages her to try and dismantle the power of these cruel leaders. Overall, critical reaction was more positive than negative toward this musica l. Nea rly one-third asserted that the film was no match for the or igina l a nd felt like a tame, duller take on the story. Still, more appreciated the music and thought it was a decent modernization that delivered enough laughs to earn a recommendation. The movie will be available either on 4K Ultra HD or as a standalone Blu-ray. Angourie Rice, Reneé Rapp, Aulii Cravalho, Jaquel Spivey, Avantika, Bebe Wood, Ch r i st opher Br i ney, Jenna F ischer, Busy Phillips, Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Jon Hamm and Lindsay Lohan headline the picture.

MY DI VORCE PARTY: A woman about to f i na lize a d ivorce brings some of her friends together for a celebration. She tells them that since her ex will receive half of her estate in 48 hours, the group should do all they can to spend her savings on a wild bash. The worried friends go along with the plan but show concern for the divorcee’s well-being as the weekend progresses, creating confl ict in the process. As of this writing, almost no critics have seen the film. There is only one online review stating that it’s nice to see a movie about women and their support network. Otherwise, there isn’t any way to gauge whether or not this is a party to catch or to miss. For the time being, it will be a DVD-only and streaming release. Rumer Willis, Kimia Behpoornia, Michelle Meredith, Dionne Gipson and Laith Ashley take on the lead roles.

ORDINARY ANGELS: Inspired by true events that took place in 1994,

a Kentucky-based hairdresser and recovering alcoholic struggles to find a sense of meaning in her life. When the lead hears about a local widower caring for his critically ill daughter and carrying a huge fi nancial debt, she decides to try and help him out. The woman ultimately rallies the entire community to raise funds and help the youngster get treatment. This faith-based featu re ea r ned genera lly upbeat notices. A handful suggested that the motivations for the main character’s behavior weren’t made as clear as needed and that the pacing was problematic. However, the majority thought the lead performance was so good that it made up for the story issues. They also wrote that it wasn’t as heavyhanded as anticipated and that viewers would fi nd it positive and inspiring. It stars Hilary Swank, A l a n R ich s on , E m i ly M itchel l, Sk y wa lker Hughes and Nancy Travis. YOU K NOW, FOR KIDS! If you’re looking for something for tykes, you only have one option this week… Strawberry Shortcake’s Spring Spectacular (nCircle Entertainment) DVD ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. An American Family 50th Anniversary Edition (PBS) DVD Andor Season 1 (Disney) 4K Ultra HD Steelbook and Blu-ray C o l o n e l Ma r c h of S c o t l a n d Ya r d T h e C omplet e 2 6 - E pi s o de Series (Film Chest) DVD The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1 (Disney) 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray or Blu-ray VISIT: WWW. CINEMASTANCE.COM

VOTE

JUNE 4, 2024 PRIMARY ELECTION

LOL A: Ever wondered what a World War II picture blended with science-fiction elements might look like? This independent effort from Great Britain follows two sisters living during wartime. The pair build a machine that can capture radio and TV broadcasts from the future. They

McKinley County Voters may vote in person at an early voting location prior to Election Day The following locations are open to Vote in Person:

EARLY VOTING

May 7, 2024 – June 1, 2024 McKinley County Clerk’s Office – 207 West Hill Avenue Gallup, N.M. Monday thru Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm And the last Saturday June 1, 2024, 10:00am – 6:00pm

EARLY VOTING AT ALTERNATE LOCATIONS: May 18, 2024 – June 1, 2024 RIO WEST MALL 1300 West I-40 Frontage Road Gallup, New Mexico 87301 Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm

TWIN LAKES CHAPTER HOUSE State Hwy 492, Mile Marker 13 Twin Lakes, New Mexico 87375 Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

THOREAU FIRE STATION 114 Hwy 371, Thoreau, NM 87328 Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

ZUNI TRIBAL BUILDING 1202 State Highway 53 Zuni, New Mexico 87327 Tuesday thru Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

• Rollie Mortuary offers package pricing, accepts Navajo Nation Social Service packages and can assist families with pre-need planning and set up.

CROWNPOINT ELECTION OFFICE Navajo Election Office at the Old Public Safety Building, Crownpoint NM Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm

MANUELITO CHAPTER HOUSE 26 Hunters Point Rd Manuelito New Mexico Monday thru Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

• Rollie Mortuary offers a genuine desire to be of assistance to you and your family in this time of need.

Absentee ballots will be available beginning Tuesday, May 7, 2024. The last day to mail voters an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

''A Tradition'' • A Gallup tradition with over 100 years of dedicated service. Now under new ownership, the Rollie legacy continues; providing the facilities and conveniences that serve families best with dignity, integrity and understanding.

401 E. Nizhoni Blvd. Gallup, NM 87301 (505) 863-4452

ABSENTEE VOTING

For more information on absentee voting call the Bureau of Election’s Office

Phone: (505)722-4469 Web: clerk@co.mckinley.nm.us


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CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $2.00 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. AUTO SALES Amigo Chevrolet

2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 46,352 Miles 4X4 Stock #A26024 Was $55,995 Now $52,995 Amigo Chevrolet 1900 S 2nd St, Gallup, NM (505) 726-4329 https://www.amigoautomotive.com Amigo Chrysler/ Dodge/ Jeep/Ram

Please send resume and writing samples to gallupsunreporters@gmail. com *** Delivery Driver Wanted The Gallup Sun seeks a driver to deliver papers on Fridays. Must own a vehicle with current registration and insurance. Valid DL with no restrictions is a must. Please call (505) 722-8994 to set up a time to fill out an application at the Sun’s office. *** Freelance Photographer The Gallup Sun is seeking an experienced photographer. Please send resume and samples to: gallupsunreporters@ gmail.com LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed proposals for:

Pre-Owned 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Limited Engine: 3.6L V-6 Transmission: Automatic Odometer: 11,958 Stock#: R23086A

VENDING MACHINE SERVICES

Amigo Dodge/Jeep/Ram 2010 S 2nd St, Gallup,NM (505) 979-7500

As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https:// gmcs.bonfirehub.com

Amigo Toyota

2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited (Domnick) 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited Engine: 3.0L V6 Transmission: Automatic Mileage: 34,723 Stock#: J23316A1 Amigo Toyota 2000 S. Second St. Gallup, NM (505) 722-3881 AmigoToyota.com

RFP-2024-40HC Commodity Code(s): 96115

Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, Thursday, May 23, 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.

HELP WANTED Dragonfly Portables LLC Part time Help selling Storage Sheds. 3 Days a Week. Must be Friendly, Honest, good with people. Must have reliable transportation. Call Dawnette @ 505-3208198 to set up an interview. Great for someone Retired or student looking for extra income. *** Feature Writer Wanted The Gallup Sun seeks a feature writer to cover fun events around Gallup. Must be able to provide writing samples.

Dated the 3rd Day of May 2024 By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: May 3, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: May 3, 2024 (Gallup Sun) *** LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed bids

for: Digital Two-Way Radio Maintenance Price Agreement No. ITB-2024-35BK Commodity Code(s): 95944 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://gmcs.bonfirehub. com/portal/?tab=openOpportunities Sealed bids for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, May 22, 2024. FAX and HARDCOPY BIDS 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 bids, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 1st day of May, 2024 By: /S/ Chris Mortenson, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 ITB ISSUE DATE: May 1, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: May 3, 2024 (Gallup Sun) May 10, 2024 (Gallup Sun) *** LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed bids for: Office Supplies Price Agreement No. ITB-2024-34BK Commodity Code(s): 615, 620 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:// gmcs.bonfirehub.com/ portal/?tab=openOpportunities Sealed bids for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, May 22, 2024. FAX and HARDCOPY BIDS 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 bids, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC INFORMATION IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: Effective May 6, 2024, Ramon Schafer, D.O. and Jennifer Schafer N.P. will no longer be providing services at RMCHCS. Medical records will be securely maintained at RMCHCS and with written patient authorization a copy of your medical record can be obtained from the RMCHCS H.I.M. Department at 1901 Red Rock Drive, Gallup, NM 87301.

When needed, RMCHCS will be glad to provide assistance establishing care with a new provider.

Please call (505) 863-1820 for additional information.

WEEKLY RATES 25 WORD OR LESS: $20 26-50 WORDS: $40 51-75 WORDS: $60 76-100 WORDS: $80 $20 FOR EACH ADD’L 25 WORDS EXTRAS - $10 PER WEEK, PER ITEM: TEXT BOX, YELLOW HIGHLIGHT, PIC, AND/OR LOGO Newspaper published Fridays. Prepayment required. Classifi eds due Wednesday Noon. Deadline subject to change Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Email: gallupsunlegals@gmail.com Offi ce (505) 722-8994

this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 1st day of May, 2024 By: /S/ Chris Mortenson, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 ITB ISSUE DATE: May 1, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: May 3, 2024 (Gallup Sun) May 10, 2024 (Gallup Sun) *** McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-15 Soil Stabilizer for McKinley County Roads Department until Thursday, May 30, 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: www.co.mckinley. nm.us. 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. DATED this 30th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, May 3, 2024, The Gallup Sun *** McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-09 Basecourse for County Areas A, B, C, D & E until Thursday, May 30, 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: www.co.mckinley.nm.us. 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. DATED this 29th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, May 3, 2024, The Gallup Sun *** McKINLEY COUNTY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2024-08 Chips for McKinley County Areas until Thursday, June 06, 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: www.co.mckinley. nm.us. 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 statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.

Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, May 3, 2024 The Gallup Sun *** Pursuant of the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act, the following Items will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or related charges. Property is located at: Sunrise Self Storage 2610 E. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-863-5419 for more information. Last Known Address of Tenant: Christine Begay PO Box 2742 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86514 Totes, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. CASH ONLY Please call office to verify Info. Sale May Be Canceled By Right of Lien Holder. Published: Gallup Sun May 3, 2024 May 10, 2024 *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY In the Matter of the Estate of No. D-1113PB-2023-00049 CARMEN DIAZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS DEBRA ARTHUR has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of CARMEN DIAZ, deceased. All persons having claims against this Estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Personal Representative at the office of Arianne E. DePauli, 101 West Aztec, Suite A, P. O. Box 1027, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, attorney for the Personal Representative, or filed with the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: April 23, 2024. /s/ Debra Arthur Personal Representative /s/ Arianne E. DePauli

DATED this 30th day of April 2024 BY:/s/ Robert Baca Chairperson, Board of

CLASSIFIEDS | SEE PAGE B7

Effective April 1, 2024, Stephan Chimoskey, MD will no longer be providing services at RMCHCS. We are actively looking for a sleep medicine provider so that we can continue this service, however until we identify this new provider, we will not be providing sleep medicine or cardiopulmonary services after March 31, 2024. Medical records will be securely maintained at RMCHCS and with written patient authorization a copy of your medical record can be obtained from the RMCHCS HIM Department at 1901 Red Rock Drive, Gallup, NM 87301. When needed, RMCHCS will be glad to provide assistance establishing care with a new sleep medicine provider. Please call (505) 863-7301 for additional information.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 3 - MAY 9 FRIDAY, MAY 3

‘STAR WARS’ DAY @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). The day before Star Wars Day on May 4, the Zollinger Library will be be playing Star Wars music in the atrium and have various Star Wars activities such as puzzles, coloring sheets, games, and more throughout the day.

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, learn about fertilizing, watering, and the different types of tomatoes that are best for the area.

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.

KIDZ CINEMA

STRESS LESS GAME NIGHT

ANIME AND ANIMATION

2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is Raya and the Last Dragon (2021). Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Enjoy the end of finals week with games around the library. There will be board games, video games, card games, and more. Snacks will be provided.

4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This month, Zollinger Library is recognizing anime and animation in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This week’s film is Kubo and the Two Strings.

GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET

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

9 am - 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. SUNDAY, MAY 5 MONDAY, MAY 6

CHESS CLUB

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, 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.

CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE B6 Rosebrough, Fowles, & Foutz, P.C. Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 1027 Gallup, New Mexico 87305 (505) 722-9121 Published: Gallup Sun Publishing April 26, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 10, 2024 *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY In the Matter of the Estate

OPEN MAKERSPACE TIME

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

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!

4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Have explosive fun as you learn about geology and chemical reactions by creating your own erupting LEGO volcano. Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, MAY 7

CRICUT WORKSHOP 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Create a customized Mother’s Day Shadow Box using your Cricut machine. Advance registration at ofpl.online is required. Email ctatsukawa@gallupnm.gov 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 pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

/s/ Debra Arthur Personal Representative /s/ Arianne E. DePauli Rosebrough, Fowles, & Foutz, P.C. Attorney for Personal Representative P.O. Box 1027 Gallup, New Mexico 87305 (505) 722-9121 Published: Gallup Sun Publishing April 26, 2024 May 3, 2024 May 10, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CIBOLA THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

Of No. D-1113-PB-2023-40

SCOTT P. KIRTLEY, Trustee for the Chapter Bankruptcy of KEITH D. FORD,

CHRISTINA M. DIAZ, Deceased.

Plaintiff,

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Vs. No. D-1333CV-2024-00085

DEBRA ARTHUR has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of CHRISTINA M. DIAZ, deceased. All persons having claims against this Estate are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Personal Representative at the office of Arianne E. DePauli, 101 West Aztec, Suite A, P. O. Box 1027, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, attorney for the Personal Representative, or filed with the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: April 23, 2024.

FAMILY STORYTIME

FAMILY STORYTIME

EUREKA!

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

CALENDAR

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

MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL 4 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). This week’s film is Rush Hour 3.

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, MAY 9

SEW HAPPY 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn Japanese sashiko stitching. Email ctatsukawa@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

MAY FILMS: THE WORLD OF

CRAFTY KIDS 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Celebrate the mother figure in your life by personalizing a handmade card for them! For more information email: bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, MAY 11

MOTHER’S DAY SELF CARE AT RIO WEST MALL 12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Make your own self-care kit to celebrate the mother in your life. Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

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

MAKERSPACE @ ARTSCRAWL 7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Join OFPL to make a Mother’s Day Card using a Cricut!

PRINT IT, WRITE IT, SEND IT 7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Screenprint a postcard to send to an elected official with a “support the arts” message.

SHOW OPENING: NAVI HAZ ART 1 pm - 3 pm @ LOOM Gallery (209 W. Coal Ave.). A self-taught stained glass designer showcases first-of-theirkind pieces inspired by Diné culture and lifeways.

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 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.

2024.

The general object of said action is to quiet the title of the following-described Property in Cibola County, New Mexico.

ESTER FORD, ESTATE OF ROBERT L. GABLADON Aka BOBBY LEE GABALDON, HIS HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS & UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF,

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 SUBJECT TO all legally existing easements, 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,

Clerk of District Court By_________ Deputy Published: Gallup Sun Publishing April 19, 2024 April 26, 2024 May 3, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CIBOLA THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT SCOTT P. KIRTLEY, Trustee for the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy of KEITH D. FORD, Plaintiff, Vs. No. D-1333CV-2024-00086

Defendants, NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO: Estate of Robert L. Gabaldon aka Bobby Lee Gabaldon, 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 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

SHOW OPENING: “FACES OF TRADITION”

(505) 863-1291 for more information.

7 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Through portraiture and storytelling, Tasha N.’s solo show installation honors Native artists and their contributions to the community while addressing issues of economic justice.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

BOOK SIGNING AND MOVIE SCREENING 2 pm @ El Morro Theatre (207 W. Coal Ave.). Join OFPL for a signing of the new Blood In Blood Out book inspired by the 1993 movie. A free screening of the movie will take place at 2 pm. The film’s screenwriter and one of the book’s editors, will be present at 6 pm for a Q&A and book signing.

DIY CANVAS WORKSHOP 1 pm - 3 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.).Learn how to build a frame, stretch and gesso a canvas -- make a 16 x 20» canvas to take home! This event is free, but space is limited and advanced registration is required

ONGOING YOUTH FILM WORKSHOP OFPL will host a teen film-making workshop presented by Holt Hamilton Films. Registration is open now. The workshop will be held on June 12-15 at the El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Register at ofpl.online.

WE READ WE TALK BOOK CLUB

TUESDAY, MAY 14

OFPL’s book club book for June is Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. Discussions will be on June 18 and 22 via Zoom or in-person at the Main Library. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

FREE HIV, SYPHILIS, AND HEPATITIS C TESTING

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. WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

HEALTH EXPO EVENT 10 am – 2 pm @ Navajo Nation Museum. A walk/ run will be held at 12 pm, and the expo will include presentations and free screenings. THURSDAY, MAY 16

OFPL CLOSED FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT FRIDAY, MAY 17

CRICUT WORKSHOP 4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Make your own cup with a Cricut engraving tool. Supplies provided. Advance registration at ofpl.online is required. Email ctatsukawa@gallupnm.gov or call 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. 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 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. Clerk of District Court By:_____________ Deputy Published: Gallup Sun Publishing April 19, 2024 April 26, 2024 May 3, 2024 ***

@ 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 bmartin@gallupnm. gov 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.

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


B8 Friday, May 3, 2024 • Gallup Sun

City Manager

CALENDAR

The City of Gallup, located in Northwestern New Mexico, is seeking a City Manager. A City Manager is a senior-level position responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration of the city. The City of Gallup has a Manager/Council form of government. The next City Manager will be highly motivated and qualified person with a desire to serve the diverse community of Gallup.

OPPORTUNITIES IN GALLUP

Gallup is America’s Most Patriotic Small Town, the Adventure Capital of New Mexico, and the Native American Capital of the World. These recognitions are celebrated every day in the community with exciting cultural events, incredible food, unique shopping opportunities, and a diverse population. Gallup also serves as the gateway to New Mexico with robust access to Interstate 40, Route 66, the railroad, and a Municipal Airport. Economic development and infrastructure are high priorities for the community and the next City Manager will join the City’s partners in creating more community opportunity.

Applications close may 24, 2024 More info: 505-863-1215 gallupnm.gov/jobs cog.recruitment@gallupnm.gov


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