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May 10, 2024

Ayla loves posing for the camera. She is ready to be adopted at the McKinley County Humane Society. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor

Asia Ortega is no stranger to Gallup, her family has called the area home since the 1940s. Now, she’s stepping up as the new Executive Director for the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society.

Asia Ortega took over as the humane society’s Executive Director on April 3. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein


rtega has a background in business management, and she says she’s ready to take on all the challenges of running an animal shelter in a rural community.

“It’s a huge learning curve; it’s definitely an experience to say the least,” she said. “But being in this role, it’s been nothing but challenges that I’m willing to overcome and face. I love working here, I love our employees that we have here, and what we do here really makes a difference. For me, that’s something that is really fulfilling.” THE HUMANE SOCIETY’S CHALLENGES One of the humane society’s board directors, Cosy Balok, who started the organization in 1988 with her husband Clint, handpicked Ortega for the executive director position. Ortega started in the new role on April 4, and she’s already made some improvements. Overcrowding remains a top concern at the humane society. They have less than 40 kennels open for any animal brought in, and Ortega said they typically see about 400500 animals enter their doors each month. Transports, fosters, and adoptions are ways in which the shelter can successfully bring those numbers down. Or tega said she’s been working on increasing the shelter’s transportation efforts: four transportations have gone out since she started, with 25 dogs in heading to other


Paco has been at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society for the longest amount of time out of all the animals currently there. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

humane societies and shelters. Ortega is trying to expand the shelter’s reach; she’s now working with some Midwestern humane societies and animal rescues. A volunteer for the shelter transported two dogs to a humane society in Tennessee the week of May 6, and Ortega reported that they were adopted the same day they arrived. “It’s not high numbers, but it prevents the dogs who have been here a long time from being euthanized,” Ortega said. “Those are the ones we try to get out first.” Unfortunately, when fostering and transporting don’t work out, and the humane society isn’t seeing enough adoptions, euthanasia is the only option. According to documents the Sun obtained from the City of Gallup’s

City Clerk, 24 animals wer e a dopt e d f r om the Ga llup -McK inley County Humane Society i n Ma rch. One hu ndred and three animals were transferred out of the shelter; six aniJack was very malmals were reclaimed by nourished when their owners; five were she arrived at the trapped, neutered, and humane society. then released; one died Photo Credit: in the shelter; 34 were Kim Helfenbein euthanized because they were deemed unadoptable; one was euthanized because it had rabies; and six were euthanized at the owners’ request. The shelter had 250 animals


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ne thing people can do to combat the overpopulation of animals in the Gallup area, and the nearby Navajo Nation, is to spay and neuter their pets. Below, there is a list of animal rescues, shelters, and even churches that are hosting free or discounted spay and neuter clinics in the near future. Pure Heart Bible Church May 18-19 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kaibeto, AZ APPOINTMENTS Call: 435-899-2588 Email: bfsnmobile@ *** Underdog Animal Rescue & Rehab May 11-12 8 am - 1 pm Sanostee, NM June 14-16 8 am - 1 pm Sheep Springs, NM July 19-21 8 am - 1 pm Shiprock, NM August 16-18 8 am - 1 pm Sanostee, NM

In March there were: • 24 animals adopted • 103 animals were transferred out of the humane society • 34 animals were euthanized

APPOINTMENTS Text: 435-260-7982 *** RezDawg Rescue, Inc. June 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2024 Navajo Mesa Farms Farmington, NM APPOINTMENTS Call: (720) 515-3679 https://www.facebook. com/rezdawgrescue *** The Parker Project May 24-27 Tuba City, AZ May 25-26 Tonalea, AZ June 14-17

Contact Keller Williams for more details Tuba City, AZ June 15-16 Coal Mine, AZ July 12-15 Tuba City, AZ July 13-14 Navajo Mountain, AZ August 9-12 Tuba City, AZ August 10-11 Shonto, AZ APPOINTMENTS Text: (480) 569-4559 Email:

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Gallup Police searching for suspect involved in double homicide Staff Reports


allup Police are looking for a person of interest after a shooting on the southside of Gallup left two men dead on May 5. The GPD have identified the person of interest as Tyrell Bitsilly, 26, from Vanderwagen. Officers were called out to the area of Trade Mart Square near the 1500 block of South Second Street around 1:15 am after multiple shots were reportedly fired. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one man lying on the ground. This man was transported to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Other victims from the shooting were also reportedly at the hospital. In total, four men were shot, and two of them died from their i nju r ie s . T he ot her


Tyrell Bitsilly two men were treated and released from the hospital. In a press release published on May 7, GPD identified Bitsilly as a person of interest and released a photo of him. This is an ongoing investigation, and the GPD is asking for anyone with information about this incident to contact them at (505) 863-9365. People can also call Det ec t ive Ta sheen a Wilson at (505) 726 5468 or Crimestoppers at 1-877-722-6161.

Weekly DWI Report Staff Reports Featured DWI Shaun-Mychelle Stewart April 21, 7:53 pm Aggravated DWI (Third) Driving recklessly and endangering the life of a child led to a Window Rock woman, ShaunMychelle Stewa r t, 36, being arrested and charged with her third DWI. Ga l lup Of f icer Vi ncent Thompson responded to a call for additional assistance at Speedway at 2654 E. Hwy. 66. Thompson arrived at the scene where other officers advised him of a red Toyota Tundra that had been swerving and parking in the lot to the station. Officer Patrick Largo stated he activated his unit’s emergency lights and met the driver, Stewart, who was reportedly showing signs of intoxication including slurred speech and smelling of alcohol. Stewart became argumentative with Largo, who said he then heard a small child in the backseat of the vehicle. Stewart exited the vehicle but continued to resist commands as she was placed into handcuffs. A search of the vehicle revealed an open container of Voodoo on the driver side floorboard.

Thompson met with Stewart and confirmed the signs of intoxication. She reportedly remained uncooperative with Thompson’s commands and her refusal to let him remove her handcuffs was taken as a refusal to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. A family member arrived to pick up the vehicle and the child while Stewart was placed under arrest. She refused to give a breath sample and was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI (third), abandonment of a child, resisting arrest, open container, and no insurance. Her pretrial hearing is set for May 30. Name: Hamilton Nez Age: 42 Arrested: April 19 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second) Status: Pretrial hearing on May 14

Name: Josiah Johnson Age: 24 Arrested: April 15 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Pretrial hearing on May 14

Name: Dempsey Lincoln Age: 21 Arrested: April 17 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Pretrial hearing on May 21

Name: Dakota Brown DeChee Age: 30 Arrested: April 12 Charge: DWI Status: Pretrial hearing on May 14

on US. Hwy. 491 when she found a man named James Purkey driving a 2002 silver Dodge Dakota with an Arizona license plate that she believed had been stolen. As Metro Dispatch was confirming whether or not the vehicle was stolen, Purkey, 55, pulled into a Gas Max station. Garnenez followed him to the gas station, and found him parked at a pump. Purkey had reportedly gotten out of the vehicle and was holding a bag. Another deputy arrived at the scene to help Garnenez arrest Purkey. The deputies found a pocketknife in Purkey’s pocket. Garnenez asked Purkey where he got the vehicle and he stated that he got it from a woman in Arizona, who allegedly loaned it him for $150 early that morning. He said he was headed back home to Indiana to visit his sister. Purkey was charged with receiving or transporting a stolen vehicle. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22.


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Name: Tyrrell Hoskie Age: 33 Arrested: April 13 Charge: DWI Status: Pretrial hearing set for May 14

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Name: Tobie Roanhorse Age: 59 Arrested: April 14 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second) Status: Pretrial hearing on May 16

McK inley County Sheriff’s deputies caught a man from Indiana trying to transport a stolen vehicle. On May 1, around 5:45 pm , McK i n ley C ou nt y Sheriff’s Deputy Brandi Garnenez was on traffic duty

METH ON A MOPED Gallup, May 1 A man was caught driving a moped with meth hidden in his pants. On May 1, around 2 pm, Gallup Police Officers L ionel De sider io a nd Timothy Hughte were on duty when they came upon a man riding a black moped. The ma n wa s identified as Mohammed Uweis, 55. The officers had Metro Dispatch look Uweis up, and they found that he had a warrant out for trafficking a controlled substance. The officers tried to pull Uweis over on East Aztec Avenue, but he didn’t stop, and kept driving toward Lava Smoke Shop, 1208 E. Hwy. 66. He turned north into the parking lot and made his way toward Burke Drive, heading southbound and running a stop sign. He continued toward Aztec Avenue and turned westbound toward Ford Drive, still refusing to stop for a red light at the intersection. But eventually, he had to stop in the Dynamite Furniture parking lot, 1102 E. Hwy. 66 after his scooter chain became




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FBI warns older New Mexicans about online frauds, scams Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher Babette Herrmann Managing Editor Molly Ann Howell Executive Director Mandy Marks Design Iryna Borysova Contributing Editor Cody Begaye Correspondents Dee Velasco Photography Kimberley Helfenbein Merrisha Livingston Jenny Pond The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 1983 State Rd. 602 Gallup, NM 87301 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391

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ew Mexica ns over the age of 60 lost more than $17 million in online frauds and scams last yea r, accord i ng to a special report from the FBI’s Inter net Cr ime Complaint Center. IC3 said 759 of the state’s senior residents lost more than $17 million in 2023. The costliest t y pes of sca ms for the elderly in New Mexico were Confidence/ Romance Scams at $4.9 m i l l ion, I nvest ment Scams at $4.6 million, and Tech Support Scams at $3.1 million. “The FBI along with our state, local and federal partners work to investigate fraud and scams, but the key is prevention and awareness,”

Special Agent in Charge Raul Bu janda of the Albuquerque FBI Division said. “We urge our older residents as well as their families to educate themselves about online frauds and scams and to report any cases to the Internet Crime Complaint Center via” If you believe you or someone you know may have been a victim of elder fraud, contact the local FBI office at (505) 889-1300 or submit a tip online at You can also file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at WHY OLDER A DULTS ARE VUNERABLE As a growing part of the U.S. population, older people are an attractive

WEEKLY POLICE | FROM PAGE A3 defective. When the officers caught up with Uweis and told him he had an outstanding warrant, he told them he’d “taken care” of it. The officers found two plastic baggies with methamphetamine inside them strapped to his right ankle. Uweis admitted that the substance was meth, and when Desiderio took it back to the lab he found that it was 2.6 grams of the illegal drug. Uweis was arrested for his outstanding warrant, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 15. SLEEPING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S TRUCK Gallup, March 23 Police caught a man who reportedly broke into a woman’s truck and stole her phone.

target for fraudsters and scammers. This demographic tends to have more financial stability, which makes them a target for criminals looking to make a quick profit. Older Americans may be more easily intimidated or lonely, making it harder for them to get help. In a romance scam, criminals pose as interested roma ntic pa r tners on social media or dating websites to capitalize on their elderly victims’ desire to find companions. Investment Sca ms involve complex financial crimes which are often pitched as lowrisk investments with g u a r a nt e e d r et u r n s . T hey a re compr i sed of advance fee frauds, Ponzi schemes, pyramid

schemes, market manipulation fraud, real estate investment fraud and tr ust-based investing such as cryptocurrency investment scams. Tech support scams, sometimes referred to as call-center scams, overwhelmingly target older adu lts by ca lling to help them with a problem. The criminals pose as support staff from a computer or software company and trick unsuspecting PC users into giving up access to their computer and bank accounts. LEA RN MORE AND PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES Older people may know to be wary of physical crimes (like always locking their doors). But they may not have the same level of awareness

O n M a rch 2 3, around 5 am, Gallup Police Off icer Vincent Thompson was dispatched to the Super 8 Motel at 1715 Hwy. 66 after a woman reported that a man, who was later identified as Philbert Billy, broke into her car. When Thompson arrived at the scene, he found the victim standing in front of a white Dodge Ram truck with a Michigan license plate. The victim said she’d locked her truck around 7 pm on April 22 before she went into her motel room. But when she went to unlock it that morning, she found someone sleeping in the driver’s seat. According to Thompson’s report, Billy, 19, jumped out from the driver’s seat with a fuzzy blanket over his head. He then allegedly started running westbound, saying “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”

Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda of the Albuquerque FBI Division to protect themselves against scams. That’s why families and caregivers should be aware of the risks and learn how to report suspected crimes. Visit the FBI elder fraud page to learn about common fraud schemes that target older people as well as practical tips on how to protect yourself or your loved ones from scammers.

The victim said she wasn’t able to get a clothing description of the man because it was dark out. She said she did try chasing after him for a while, but then she had to stop. The woman said her phone had been stolen. Thompson reportedly found fingerprints on the truck’s window, but the vehicle wasn’t damaged. Officers eventually found Billy walking southbound on Clark Street. He had a fuzzy blanket on his head. He did reportedly try to run from the officers, throwing his blanket and a backpack on the ground before heading southbound. When officers finally caught up to Billy, they found the victim’s phone in his pants’ pocket. He was arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle, resisting arrest, criminal damage to property (under $1,000), and larceny (over $250 but not more than $500). His preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 8.

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Gallup man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for sexually abusing two minors. According to court documents, between August 2012 and August 2013, Lathem Eskeets, 30, an enrolled member of the Nava jo Nation, engaged in sexual acts with a boy and girl while living at their mother’s residence near Church Rock. The boy was older than 12 at the time, but younger than 16, and the girl was younger than 12 at the time. Eskeets will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, made the announcement on May 8. The Gallup Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated th is ca se with assistance from the Navajo Nation Department of I nvestigation a nd Department of Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary C. Jones is prosecuting the case.

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MMDR Task Force highlights urgent issues on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day Staff Reports


ARMINGTON, N.M. — The 25th Navajo Nat ion Cou nci l’s Missing and Murder Diné Relat ives Ta sk Force recently convened for an event aimed at connecting families impacted by the ongoing crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People with resources in seeking justice for their loved ones. The event was held in Farmington, New Mexico on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day, May 5. The gather i ng wa s part of a broader effort to illuminate the challenges facing families across the Navajo Nation and Indian Country. Families who have endured the disappearance or murder of loved ones shared their harrowing experiences, emphasizing the need for

stronger communication within law enforcement agencies and increased community engagement. Meskee Yatsay te, a member of the Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Task Force and Navajo Nation Missing Persons Updates who also an active member of Missing and Murdered Diné Relatives Coalition, recalled the inception of her advocacy work. “In 2013, I sta r ted this initiative as a small Facebook page (NNMPU), and over 10 years later we are excited to announce that we are now a nonprofit,” Yatsayte stated, underlining the growth and expanding mission of both the coalition and task force. Reycita Billie from the Navajo Police Department a nd a member of the MMDR Task Force detailed

Missing and Murder Diné Relatives Task Force stood in solidarity with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people during a Missing and Murdered Indigenous People’s Day event in Farmington, New Mexico May 5. File Photo significant progress in addressing unresolved cases, attributing successes to enhanced collaborative efforts. “We have been actively engaging with families and improving our communication to provide them with the answers they need. Our goal is to ensure that families feel heard and supported throughout the investigation process,” Billie said.

Throughout the event, numerous families shared the stories of their missing loved ones, advocating for heightened collaboration between law enforcement entities and urging the community to disseminate information that could aid in resolving these cases. People also took time during the event to commemorate the lives of Anthony McCants, 26, and Candrick Begay, 31, whose

unresolved murders in San Juan County illustrate the ongoing systemic issues affecting Indigenous communities. The double homicide investigation by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office continues, following their deaths at Highway 64 Auto Salvage. The 25th Navajo Nation Council, the Office of the Speaker, and the MMDR have pledged ongoing dedication to advocating for the families who have lost loved ones, providing them with necessary resources and fostering a safe space for expression and mutual support. Monisha Black, whose sister Brigitte B. Johnson died under mysterious circumstances, reminded attendees, “Remember our faces, our names. Don’t forget about us.” The MMDR Task Force has been instrumental

in developing resources such as working with the MMDRC team to establish the Missing Persons Community Action Toolkit, a vital asset designed to support those grappling with these crises. This toolkit equips families with the necessary procedures to effectively search for missing relatives, facilitating better communication with law enforcement, and mobilizing community support. MMDR Ta sk Force Chair Amber Kanazbah Crotty said the task force will continue to stand united, advocating for every missing and murdered individual. “As we push forward, let us all remember that sharing a story, a post, or a flyer could lead to the breakthrough that brings someone home. L et’s amplify their voices and hold onto hope together,” she said. For more in for mation or to access updated resources, please visit the Navajo MMDRC website at

Nygren signs resolution to urge President Biden to prohibit uranium hauling on Navajo lands Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Seven weeks after asking President Biden for his assistance, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren signed legislation that adds the Navajo Nation Council’s imprimatur to ban the transportation of uranium ore across Navajo lands on April 29. Joi ne d by Nav a jo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley and Delegate Ca sey A llen Joh n s on , v ic e c h a i r of the Resources and Development Committee and sponsor of the legislation, Nygren signed

a resolution to ask U.S. President Joe Biden to use executive authority to halt uranium transportation on Navajo land before it is attempted. T it le d CA P- 2 3 - 2 4 , “An Action Relating to an Emergency; Urgent Request to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., the White House, Members of Congress, and Relevant Federal Agencies to Halt the Transportation of Uranium Through Navajo Nation Lands,” the resolution supports Nygren’s and Curley’s March 12 request. “During the Cold War era,” the legislation states, “the dema nd for uranium surged, prompting

extensive mining operations on Navajo lands without adequate environmental safeguards, resulting in lasting devastation to land, water, and public health, including high rates of cancer and other illnesses among Navajo uranium miners and their families.” In their letter to Biden, Nygren reiterates a concern that has haunted the Navajo Nation for generations. “The Diné Natura l Resources Protection Act of 2005 … was a powerful declaration by the Navajo Nation to prohibit uranium mining and processing on our lands,”

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Nygren wrote. “This law was our response to the catastrophic harm uranium mining has inflicted upon our people – a legacy of illness, contamination, and environmental degradation that we continue to confront.” Citing the creation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument in

Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley and Delegate Casey Allen Johnson joined President Buu Nygren when he signed legislation asking U.S. President Joe Biden to ban the transportation of uranium ore across Navajo lands on April 29. Photo Credit: Courtesy of OPVP Au g u st , Nyg ren s a id uranium transportation would pose an unacceptable risk to the wellbeing of Navajos and the

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Police arrest suspect in double homicide, Amber Alert abduction Staff Reports


L OV I S , N . M . — A 10-month old girl who police say was abducted in Clovis, New Mexico, has been found alive. FBI officials say they also have a suspect in custody. He has been identified as 26-yearold Alek Collins of Houston, Texas. Collins was taken into custody in Abilene, Texas by law enforcement. On May 3, Clovis Police repor tedly found 23 -yearold Samantha Cisneros and 23-year-old Taryn Allen shot and killed near a minivan at Ned Houk Park. Officers also found a child on the ground with a head injury. During the investigation, officers reportedly found an infant car seat, a stroller, and a small baby bottle left at the scene. Officers began searching the area for 10-month-old Eleia Maria Torres and issued an Amber Alert. Police and the FBI searched the area for the missing infant May 4 and 5 with no success. “We need to show our community’s support,” Clovis Police Chief Roy Rice said in a press conference held on May 5. “There have been a lot of tragic events, and a lot of people are damaged and are victims in this. And we’re here to help them.” Albuquerque FBI Special Agent in Charge Raul Bujanda also spoke during the press conference, saying that the top pr ior it y wa s f i nd i ng the baby and the person or people responsible for her

Alek Collins was charged with two counts of murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of kidnapping in New Mexico. Along with those charges, he’s also facing two counts of assault on a peace officer and one count of aggravated robbery by the Abilene Police Department. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Taylor County Jail disappearance, the murder of her mother and another woman, and the injur y of Torres’s five-year-old sister. Deputy Chief Thron provided a more specific timeline of the tragedy during the May 5 press conference after authorities spoke with witnesses and family, and reviewed surveillance video. The two women and two children were first at a drive-in, then a dollar store before going to the park May 3. Thron said a witness heard gunshots in the park, but did not immediately report this to police. At 4:25 p.m., a witness saw the two women and fiveyear-old lying in the park, then called 911. As of May 8, the five-yearold is still receiving care at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. Torres was finally found on May 6. She was taken to a

hospital as a precaution. According to an arrest warrant, authorities soon executed a search warrant for the minivan found at the scene. During their search, officers say they found a receipt from a nearby Dollar Tree. The store is almost seven miles away from the park, with a travel time of about 10 minutes by car. Video later obtained from the business confirmed the presence of Cisneros, Allen, and her children. Pol ice a l so gener a t ed search warrants for cell phone providers and found a phone number registered to Collins. It was located near the park around the same time the shooting occurred, as well as the Dollar Tree when the victims were shopping at the store previously. B a s e d o n t he s e a r c h

warrant, authorities discovered that Collins had rented a maroon Honda sedan through an app called Turo. It’s a car-sharing company that allows private car owners to rent out their vehicles through an online and mobile platform. Officers say the car’s original owner was able to provide GPS coordinates through a monitoring system placed on the Honda. According to data, the car traveled from Clovis to Friona, Texas; Dimmitt, Texas; Earth, Texas; Sudan, Texas; Littlefield, Texas; Levelland, Texas; Ropesv ille, Texas; Tahoka, Texas; Post, Texas; Snyder, Texas; Roby, Texas; Anson, Texas; and eventually to Abilene, Texas. The car was soon disabled at a home along Harwell Street. Local agents were then sent out to the residence with a search warrant. During surveillance of the area, police noticed Collins pushing a maroon Honda sedan out of the garage and into the street. Officers detained Collins. Torres was also found at the home. Her family was soon notified of her recovery, and accommodations were made to get her back home. During an interview with police Collins repor tedly admitted to taking Torres “but not shooting any of the victims.” Through their investigation, officers learned Collins contacted the FBI Nation Threat Operations Center in October. He reportedly said if the FBI did not help him find his daughter, he was going to “murder a

10-month old Eleia Maria Torres was abducted on May 3. She was found by police in Texas on May 6. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Clovis Police Department Facebook page bunch of children.” Local police were dispatched to his home at the time of the incident, and he was ultimately placed in a mental center. Accord i ng t o of f icer s, Collins also said that he kidnapped a woman and her son. Collins is being charged with two counts of murder, two counts of child abuse, and one count of kidnapping in New Mexico. Along with those charges, he’s also facing two counts of assault on a peace officer and one count of aggravated robbery by the Abilene Police Department.

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HUMANE SOCIETY | FROM PAGE A1 under their care at the end of the month. Then in February, 20 animals were adopted from the shelter. One hundred and eleven animals were transferred out of the shelter; six animals were reclaimed by their owners; five were trapped, neutered, and then released; 49 were euthanized because they were deemed unadoptable; and 10 were euthanized at the owners’ request. CAPACITY ISSUES The animal shelter isn’t alone in trying to control the city’s animal population problem. Animal Control picks up strays, but if the humane society doesn’t have room, Animal Control can’t pick up as many animals. For Tiffany Hubbard, the Animal Control’s Animal Protection Manager, it’s all about controlling what she calls “the revolving door.” “It’s hard for us to not pick up, so we kind of depend on them to make these transports and adoptions happen in order for us to still be able to go out and pick up [animals],” she said in an interview with the Sun. “They’ve got to make room one way or another, unfortunately.” Hubbard also explained how Animal Control’s job can become increasingly difficult during the summer months. “Dog bites have gone up because it’s getting warmer, school’s going be getting out,” she said. “The amount of aggressive dogs have gone up because we’ve got people dumping animals and animals are packing up.” Feral cats can also be a problem.


exist that can and should be used to avoid crossing Nava jo lands,” he wrote. “Mr. President, we urgently request the support of the White House to address this critical issue. We ask you to explore all executive authorities at your disposal to halt the transportation of uranium through our lands.” Under t he Nav a jo Nation’s 2012 “Radioactive and Related Substances E qu ipment , Veh icle s, Persons and Materials Tra nspor tation Act,” it is unlawful to transport uranium within the Navajo Nation. However, a loophole exempting state and federal highways U.S. 89 and U.S. 160 allows for the transportation of uranium. “We are unwavering in our stance against u r a n iu m ,” P re sident

Animal Control handles them by trapping them, then neutering or spaying them before releasing them. Hubbard said she had to buy 25 more traps the other week to keep up with the demand. While they do work together, the humane society and Animal Control are separate entities. Animal Control has 24 large indoor/outdoor kennels compared to the humane society’s almost 40. These kennels are often filled with dogs who may be involved in animal abuse cases or strays. Hubbard said Animal Control is currently in a sort of pick-and-choose situation because of their limited space. “Right now we just go on the calls that we’re called for, and a lot of those are strays, and like I said if we don’t have the room for them or if they’re not in a dangerous situation or causing harm to people then we have to wait until we have the room to grab those guys,” she explained. After a two-three day holding period, all the Animal Control’s stray dogs are sent to the humane society. REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY Ortega said she is working with local businesses and spreading the word about how dire the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society’s situation is. She wants people to be aware of the situation, and encourages people to adopt, not shop for an animal companion. T he Ga l lup -McK i n ley Cou nt y Humane Society is located at at 1273 Balok St. They are open Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Saturdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

Nygren said April 29. “This legislation is a product of the dedication of our legislative and executive bodies of government. Today, united, we are sending a powerful message to Washington, D.C.: Halt uranium on Navajo.” Cu rley sa id t h is is just one step in a broader struggle. “Our children ride school buses on these routes,” she said. “Our fa milies a nd v isitors travel these roads. There’s a pressing need for further amendments to federal mining laws. Radioactive materials have no place sharing these corridors with our people.” The legislation states, “The transportation of uranium ore across Navajo Nation lands represents a disregard for Navajo Nation

law, threatens its terr itor ial integr ity a nd is a threat to the sovereignty of the Navajo Nation. The ne e d t o halt plans to transport uranium across Navajo Nation lands is a pressing public need which requ i res f i na l action by the Nava jo Nation Council.” Joh nson cited the April 26 BNSF Railroad train derailment on the A r izona / New Mex ico border to draw a parallel to potential risks. “If it can happen to a train, it can happen to a semi or diesel truck,” he said. “Safeguarding our people is our inherent r ight. The tra ns por tation of uranium across our lands fundamentally questions ou r sovereig nt y. We s hou ld not b e com pelled to compromise our sovereignty.”

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Best of the Best averts crisis FUNDING ISSUES COULD HAVE CANCELED RODEO By Molly Ann Howell Managing Editor


he Best of the Best rodeo is set to take place June 21-24. But at the beginning of April, there was some uncertainty about whether or not the event would even happen. Gallup’s Interim City Manager J.M. DeYoung spoke in front of the city council during their April 9 meeting, voicing his concerns about the finances behind the rodeo event. It is a city event, meaning that in the past, the city saw revenue come in from it. However, McKinley County took over the park management of Red Rock State Park from the City of Gallup in August 2022, and last year’s Best of the Best rodeo was the first time the event was under the county’s control. And now, city staff are wondering if they’ll see any revenue this year. Despite last year’s change, the county and city worked out an agreement in which the city still received the revenue from the horse stalls and RVs rented by the people who competed in the rodeo. During the April 9 meeting, the event’s manager Walt Eddy called out DeYoung, saying he should have reached out to County Manager Anthony Dimas regarding an agreement earlier this year. “So, I think what it boils down to is [can] our city manager and our city attorney negotiate with the county for something that the county willingly did

Kylie Connor competes in the barrel racing event at the 2019 Best of the Best Rodeo at Red Rock Park. File Photo

“Say you guys don’t want to do [the Best of the Best rodeo], you don’t want to promote Gallup….” – Walt Eddy, Best of the Best event manager Walt Eddy runs the Best of the Best Rodeo, which is scheduled for June 21-24. last year, or not,” Eddy said. Eddy argued that the city staff should’ve spoken to Dimas about their revenue concerns before Eddy was allowed to send in a request for proposal. Eddy requested over $200,000 from the city for the event. In an interview with the Sun, Eddy explained that the money is used for advertising and hiring a crew to help run the event, among other things. He also said that the city’s Lodger’s Tax committee decided not to give him any funding this year. After hearing DeYoung’s concerns about whether or not the event would

bring in any revenue for the city, Eddy considered not even having the event. “I mean, it’s no big deal,” he told the councilors. “Say you guys don’t want to do it, you don’t want to promote Gallup….” Councilor Sarah Piano, Dist. 3, spoke up, assuring Eddy that the city did want the Best of the Best rodeo to happen. “You know that’s not true Walt [that we don’t want to do the rodeo],” she said. “We want to, but we also want to find the income.” Eddy suggested that the issue may be one of incompetence. “Well, it’s either incompetence or not wanting to do it, because this should’ve been a very, very simple procedure from

Heinrich questions FDA commissioner on multiple issues By Sen. Martin Henirich WASHINGTON D.C. — During a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration on May 8, U.S. Senator Martin Hei n r ich, D -N.M., Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the FDA, urged FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf to prioritize preparation for virus threats from livestock, inspections at infant formula facilities, and addressing illicit vaping products, and reinforced the safety of mifepristone. Heinr ich a sked Califf about contamination in food and milk caused by the recent Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak, commonly known as the bird

flu. Califf shared the need to prepare for the possibility of the virus jumping from animals to humans. “We must have testing, antivirals, and we must have the vaccine,” Califf said. “We have been busy getting prepared for if the virus does mutate in a way that could jump to humans on a larger level.” Heinrich also questioned Califf on infant formula management. “How do you see infa nt for mula being managed under the new human food program?” he asked. In response to Heinrich, Califf shared how the FDA will reorganize to better respond to the needs of working families. “We have hundreds of people across the FDA who have volunteered t o be ch a mpion s of change in this massive

Sen. Martin Heinrich reorganization,” he said. “But, in the inter im, because of the urgency of the infant formula issue, we’ve already done a lot of the work that we had to do. We now have many more people working on [...] science and regulation that needs to go on. All of the infant formula facilities are being inspected at least once a year and in the case of the Abbott plant, there is a consent decree, so we are essentially there every day.” F i n a l ly, He i n r ic h

questioned Califf on FDA’s lack of urgency t o r ol l o u t v a pi n g regulations. “W hy a re we not making faster progress on regulating the incredible number of unapproved vaping products that are on the market?” he asked. Califf voiced his own frustrations. “I’m as frustrated as you are with it,” he said. “Just as we’re getting a handle on the basics of vaping [..] .along comes the Chinese manufacturing of vaping products and the overwhelming vaping products now used by American youth and getting addicted is made in China .... Here we have products that are not legal to sell to Chinese people in China, ma de i n Ch i na , a nd imported into the U.S. in large numbers .... If we take our 1,400 investigators, i.e. inspectors, and try to have them manage 300,000 vaping establishments, that math doesn’t work. So, we’ve got to stop this at the point of import.”

the get-go,” he argued. Councilor Linda Garcia, Dist. 1, voiced her opinion, saying that she would like to see the rodeo happen. “I’m in agreement that we will have the Best of the Best, not only because it’s a quality of life decision ….,” she said. The city’s Chief Financial Officer Patty Holland told the council that in the past years, the city has usually broken even when it comes to the Best of the Best event, but in recent years, they have sometimes seen a small profit. The council ultimately decided to table the issue until the city manager and city attorney speak to Dimas. The RFP was discussed again during the April 24 meeting. DeYoung told the council that he had called Dimas and that they would work out the details of the agreement once the council approved the RFP. The council approved the RFP for just over $200,000, leaving Eddy to begin his advertising efforts and get ready for the rodeo. DeYoung was unavailable for further comment.

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and figure out how both he and his species can move into the future. It’s clear from the outset that the movie is attempting to establish a new group of characters. However, it’s very exposition heavy and few of the apes in this follow-up are as charismatic or interesting as in the previous movies. Noa is a conventionally brave young hero finding his way in the world. There are a few amusing interactions with a helpful orangutan named Raka (Peter Macon), but early sections of the picture are heavy

on conversations relating to the late leader Caesar and the true meanings of his teachings. While Raka earns a chuckle or two over the course of the film, many attempts at humor between the characters fall flat. On a technical level, the film is impressive to behold. The CGI apes are generally absorbing once again, particularly in close-ups. Some of the action with the simians jumping around in wider shots doesn’t look quite as convincing, but it’s still engaging to watch. There are some visually

striking locations and a couple of tense scenes involving water that are well put together and add a bit of tension to the proceedings. But as noted, if the characters themselves aren’t particularly compelling, it doesn’t really matter. Typically, this series has always included a dy na m ic hu ma n role for t he apes to play off of. Previous chapters featured the likes of James Franco, John Lithgow, Jason Clarke, Kerri Russell and Woody Harrelson. Human Mae

barely speaks for a good portion of the story and is very reserved when she does choose to share information. As written, the character doesn’t possess the much-needed gravitas or make an exciting individual for the apes to engage with. A famous face does pop up briefly in the second half of the film to try to add some weight to the story, but the attempt is too late to make a lasting impact. Yes, there is a villain and that conflict is resolved in a satisfying manner. The film tries to show the fallibility of a few of its characters and how they are unwilling to see different viewpoints, only concerned with manipulating others to accomplish their own goals. However, the pacing lags overall and much of the lengthy running time is exposition-heavy. When motivations are revealed, they aren’t surprising. It’s a lot of bluntly delivered set-up without a thrilling pay-off. This series enthusiast was less-than-wowed by the latest chapter in this series. In the end, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t live up to its predecessors. It is too busy grooming itself for future installments instead of delivering a satisfying narrative in the moment. VISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

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hi s f ilm f rom 2 0 th C e n t u r y Studios opens exclusively at theaters on Friday, May 10. W hen R i se of t h e Planet of the Apes was first released back in 2011, this reviewer was skeptical that the reboot could match the effectiveness of the original series. As it turned out, the new trilogy was remarkably strong, featuring a new and compelling take on the concept with groundbreaking visual effects. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes is the latest chapter in the series, set many “ape” generations after the end of the previous title. Sadly, this effort doesn’t impress and is a clunky, unnecessary follow-up. Noa (Owen Teague) is a young chimpanzee living with his tribe at an isolated locale. The group have a special connection to eagles, and their rite of passage into adulthood involves taking an egg and training the hatching


Set many “ape” generations after the end of the previous title, “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes” young chimpanzee Noa (Owen Teague) is forced to journey into a forbidden land, approach strangers and figure out how both he and his species can move into the future. He is joined by a helpful orangutan named Raka (Peter Macon) and Mae (Freya Allan), a mysterious human woman. Photo Credit: 20th Century Studios birds as their personal companions. Young Noa prepares for this ceremony, but is interrupted by dangerous goings on around his community. One of the threats is the v icious gor illa Proximus Caesar (Kevin Durand), who has twisted the words of Caesar to justify invading territories. Another potential danger is Mae (Freya A l l a n), a my s t er iou s human woman hiding in the bushes. After an assault on his community, Noa is forced to journey into a forbidden land, approach strangers

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Sports scores for April 25 - May 8

Baseball 4/25 15-2 (L) Miyamura @ Gallup 4/26 20-0 (L) Thoreau v. Zuni 4/27 17-0 (L) Navajo Pine v. Menaul/ Oak Grove 4/27 8-5 (L) Rehoboth Christian v. West Las Vegas 4/27 20-5 (W) Tohatchi v. Chesterton Academy 4/29 24-4 (L) Navajo Pine v. Laguna Acoma 4/30 34-2 (L) Gallup v. Aztec 4/30 8-2 (W) Miyamura v. Shiprock 4/30 13-3 (W) Tohatchi v. Northwest 5/1 17-1 (W) Navajo Pine @ Rehoboth Christian 5/1 7-5 (W) Thoreau v. Fort Wingate 5/2 9-1 (L) Gallup v. Shiprock 5/2 11-0 (L) Miyamura v. Bloomfield 5/2 9-0 (L) Navajo Pine v. Northwest 5/4 19-0 (L) Navajo Pine v. Zuni 5/4 13-0 (W) Rehoboth Christian v. Estancia May 8 Rehoboth Christian v. Laguna

Acoma (First Round of State) Softball 4/25 12-1 (L) Gallup @ Miyamura 4/25 11-0 (L) Rehoboth Christian @ Thoreau 4/30 8-5 (W) Gallup v. Aztec 4/30 18-2 (W) Miyamura v. Shiprock 4/30 22-1 (W) Rehoboth Christian v. Northwest 5/1 21-2 (L) Thoreau v. Navajo Prep 5/1 15-5 (W) Tohatchi v. Fort Wingate 5/2 16-1 (W) Gallup v. Shiprock 5/2 6-5 (L) Miyamura v. Bloomfield 5/2 16-4 (W) Navajo Pine @ Rehoboth Christian 5/4 17-2 (L) Rehoboth Christian v. Estancia 5/7 16-0 (W) Rehoboth Christian v. Laguna Acoma 5/7 14 -13 (W ) Nava jo Pine v. To’hajilee 5/7 18-16 (L) Thoreau v. Fort Wingate 5/7 1606 (L) Tohatchi v. Newcomb

Sports schedule for week of May 3 Softball 5 /10 R e ho b o t h C h r i s t i a n v. To’hajiilee 6 pm Home 5/11 Gallup v. Portales 11 am Home

(Play-in Game for State) 5/11 Miyamura v. Silver 1 pm Away (Play-in Game for State)

convicted murderers can be seen sitting courtside at a New York Knicks game in the photograph for Mark Jackson’s 199091 NBA Hoops trading card? 3. In December 2007, RyanItalian A. Berenz what former U.S. Senator 1. ByWhat manufacturer became the official tire supplier ofand the diplomat released a FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1. T e a m s f r o m 409-page report on perin 2011? what island for m a nce - en h a nc i n g 2. WhatEast-Asian Norwegian female long-discountry drug use in Major League tance runnerwon wonthe bothLittle the Boston Leagueand World 17 MaraBaseball? Marathon NewSeries York City thon in 1989? times from 1969-96? 4. Ed Marinaro, an 3. Former boxer 2. W professional hat tw o Tony NFL running back from Burton first portrayed trainer Tony “Duke” Evers in what 1976 film? 4. What American swimmer upset Australia’s Susie O’Neill to win gold in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics? 5. What Chicago White Sox pitcher recorded the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history in a 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23, 2009? 6. Alan Eagleson, who was convicted of fraud and embezzlement in 1998, was the first executive director of what sports labor union? 7. What Kansas City Chiefs quarterback threw for 504 yards and two touchdowns and ran for one score in a 49-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders in November 2000? Answers 1. Pirelli. 2. Ingrid Kristiansen. 3. “Rocky.” 4. Misty Hyman. 5. Mark Buehrle. 6. The NHL Players Association (NHLPA). 7. Elvis Grbac. © 2024 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

1972-77, went on to play the role of Officer Joe Coffey i n what NBC police drama? 5. Name the Buffalo Sabres player who won both the Calder Memorial Trophy for the NHL’s best rookie and the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender in 1984. 6. What female gymna st, nick na med the “Sparrow from Minsk,” won four gold medals competing for the Soviet Union at the 1972 Munich a n d 19 76 M o n t r e a l Olympic Games? 7. W h a t d i d t h e Professional Football Researchers Association create in 2002 to honor outstanding players and coaches who are not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? © 2024 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Answers 1. Taiwan. 2. L y l e a n d E r i c Menendez. 3. George J. Mitchell. 4. Hill Street Blues. 5. Tom Barrasso. 6. Olga Korbut. 7. The Hall of Ver y Good.

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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:

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Christine Begay PO Box 2742 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86514 Totes, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items

ITB ISSUE DATE: May 1, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: May 3, 2024 (Gallup Sun) May 10, 2024 (Gallup Sun)

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

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.



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:// portal/?tab=openOpportunities Sealed bids for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME)

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 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 Of No. D-1113-PB-2023-40 CHRISTINA M. DIAZ, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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. /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

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


3 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Every Friday, come to the children’s library to unwind from a busy week! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, MAY 11


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@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


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.





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.


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.


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.


9 am - 3 pm @ Holiday Nursery (224 S. Valley View).


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

2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is Trolls: Band Together (2023). Email bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.




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”

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.


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 or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Use your engineering skills to create a LEGO marble maze for your friends to solve! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, MAY 14


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.


CALENDAR plays, and read-aloud stories! Throughout May, the storytimes will celebrate Spring. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

tool. Supplies provided. Advance registration at is required. Email ctatsukawa@ 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 every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). This week’s film is Next Goal Wins.



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. MONDAY, MAY 20


4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join in-person or on Zoom. The meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of every month. TUESDAY, MAY 21

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.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Staff from New Mexico’s Art in Public Places Program will be in Gallup to announce two new Calls to Artists and to guide artists through the application process. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.






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.

Virtually. Make a fun DIY Spring bird feeder. For more information email: or call (505) 863-1291.

6:30 pm @ various sites



6:30 pm @ various sites




11 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, finger-


4 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Make your own cup with a Cricut engraving




6:30 pm @ various sites


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’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@ or call 505-863-1291 for more information.


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


OFPL staff who will create a bundle of material specially for you! Let them know what type of materials and genres you are interested in, and they’ll browse for you and create a custom bundle of material for you to pick-up curbside. Email bmartin@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.ц 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.


Don’t rush the Trump J6 case


M KING FEATURES SERVICE, hen WEEKLY the Supreme Court said

it would hear Donald Trump’s irginia Drive, Orlando, FLclaim 32803 immunity in the Jan. 6 case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, the former president’s enemies TOMER SERVICE: 800-708-7311 EXT. 257 erupted in anger. It was delay for delay’s sake. It was RICH LOWRY COLUMN a rank political favor for an ally. It was utterly gratuitous in legal terms, since 45_20240401 it’s a slam dunk that a former president doesn’t enjoy immunity for acts during RELEASE 1, 2024 hisAPRIL time in office. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow accused ch Lowry the Court of “doing this as a dilatory tactic to help your political friend.” And, she added, “For you to say that this is something that the Court needs to decide because it’s something that’s unclear in the law is just flagrant, flagrant bullpucky.” This interpretation didn’t survive first contact with the oral arguments, which were fascinating and complex

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and raised all sorts of knotty and conworkweek sequential issues. Does the threat of be criminal Karl Marx would proud.prosecuBernie Sanders hasrisk proposed taking another tion run the of chilling presidents toward the philosopher’s envi-as in step the performance of their duties, sioned utopia by proposing to mandate Trump’s lawyer argued? Or does immua four-day nity run theworkweek. risk of creating an incenMarx wrote how in communist tive for executive lawlessness, as the society, workers would be liberated Special Counsel’s representative argued? to “hunt in the morning, fish in the Would politicized against presafternoon, raise lawsuits cattle in the evening, idents threaten our “stable, criticize after dinner, just asdemocratic I have in mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.” Needless to say, that’s not how communism turned out. Yet the belief that work is basically a capitalist imposition that is unnatural and bad for people still holds sway on the left, and Sanders is, accordingly, proposing to move from a 40-hour to a 32-hour workweek to make us healthy, wealthy and wise. “It is time to reduce the stress level in our country and allow Americans to enjoy a better quality of life,” the Vermont socialist insists. “It is time for a 32-hour workweek with no loss in pay.” The last clause is the key one. If everyone can work less and produce and earn exactly the same, why not? And if this is possible, why stop at four days a week? It’d be positively cruel to make someone work four days when they can work three days with the same outcomes. Of course, the promise that we can work less and make the same is the socialist equivalent of Mexico will pay for the border wall. It’s not just promising a free lunch, but a free breakfast, lunch and dinner, with room service delivering a late-night snack gratis. What we earn is not an arbitrary number, but is linked to what we produce. To simplify, if everyone were to work 20% less without becoming any more productive, GDP would decline by 20%. The pie would shrink, even though Sanders is saying everyone’s

slice would — impossibly — be just as society,” as Justice Samuel Alito sugbig. gested? Or would make the It’s certainly true immunity that Americans presidency “thepeople seat of work more than in criminality,” other coun- as Justice Ketanjihas Brown Jackson worried? tries. France a much-vaunted Should a presidentalthough have immunity 35-hour workweek, that for stricture only appliesacts to and blue-collar official presidential not private workers. Still, France less the thanline? acts, and where do works we draw we do, and — in a sign that basic eco- is Do the criminal statutes that Trump nomic laws aren’t so easily suspendaccused of violating in the J6 case even ed — its workers make less money. apply to him? What role does a series of The average net disposable household court precedents in thisto case? income in France, play according The of this and are featured WeekAllmagazine, is more $34,375 a year, in the oralitarguments. were so interwhereas is $51,147 inThey the U.S. esting and fraught because the court If Sanders were being honest and is weren’t a socialist, he’d say he has a by grappling with fresh questions raised great deal for Americans — they can an unprecedented circumstance, namely, work less and become poorer.president. There the prosecution of a former probably wouldn’t be many takers. As for the sweeping, unanimous Sanders of complains that American decision the D.C. Circuit that denied workers are 400% more productive Trump’s claim of immunity and Trump’s than they were in the 1940s, yet they critics dispositive, Chief are still considered working long hours. Over Justice John Roberts, is notless. a MAGA time, though, we havewho worked it clear that he thinks Inextremist, 1830, themade average working week was more than 70 hours, and over the course of the next century, it dropped by almost half. If we were all content with 1940s living standards, maybe we could go all the way and adopt a two-day workweek. From a 21st-century perspective, though, returning to 1940s-era housing, plumbing, technology, transportation and health care would feel like impoverishment, and it would be. What Sanders misses, as economics writer David Bahnsen argues in his new book “Full Time: Work and the Meaning of Life,” is that work is good for us, indeed an inherent part of the human condition. Moreover, the problem isn’t that Americans work too much, but that too many Americans aren’t working at all. Noting the long-term decline in labor-force participation, Bahnsen points out that if the participation rate were the same as it was in 2000, an additional 10 million Americans would be working, with a concomitant increase in goods and services. In short, the Sanders idea is a frank expression of economic illiteracy. Instead of working so hard to propose and publicize such baldly ludicrous ideas, it’d be better for everyone if the senator found more time for leisure pursuits and resolved to put in fewer hours on the job. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. © 2024 by King Features Synd., Inc.

it’s desperately flawed. Trump’s critics are putting partisan considerations (the belief that a trial in and of itself and, even more so, a conviction will hurt Trump politically) and their hatred of Trump and his post-election conduct before everything else in their demand for the fastest possible ruling most damaging to Trump. This is a very bad impulse when asking the Court to create a precedent that will affect all presidents going forward. As Justice Brett Kavanaugh said, “I’m not as concerned about the here and now. I’m more concerned about the future.” Usually, we value such long-term thinking, but it’s extremely inconvenient to Smith and his cheerleaders. A rush is understandable from their point of view. There is about a 50% chance that Trump will win an election again and, if he’s not tried before November, he’ll shut down the prosecutions of him. But the idea that a complicated case relying on novel use of federal statutes and involving a former president should, or could, be slammed through the courts like a case about an overdue parking ticket was always ridiculous. If timing was such a worry (and Tr ump’s cr iminality so obv ious), the Justice Department could have appointed Smith much sooner and Smith could have indicted Trump much faster. Hoping to short-circuit careful judicial review of all the weighty legal issues raised by the case just to meet the inherently political deadline of getting to trial before the election is foolish and short-sighted. As it is, it seems the Court will almost certainly reject Trump’s extravagant claims of immunity, while quite possibly blessing a more limited version. The Court also may ask the judge in the J6 case to determine which of Trump’s acts were official and which private. That would take time and be hateful to Trump’s enemies, who can’t bear the thought that the judiciary might be judicious in its handling of a truly momentous court case. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. © 2024 by King Features Synd., Inc.

B8 Friday, May 10, 2024 • Gallup Sun

City Manager


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.


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

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