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Gallup Sun VOL 10 | ISSUE 478

May 24, 2024

City Council inches closer to water rate decision Staff Reports


or t he pa s t 2 9 months, city staff have tried to get the council to agree on wastewater and water r a t e c h a n ge s . Now, Ga l lup cit i zen s may finally see a change. A LONG JOURNEY In May 2022, city staff proposed a water rate increase of 22.5% for 2022 and 2023. At the time, Councilor Sarah Piano, Dist. 3, balked at the number, so staff reconvened and came back with a different number in August 2022: raising rates by 10% each year for the next four years, and by 5% for each of the two years after that. The city is trying to balance replacing and repairing lines that are past their life expectancy – causing dozens of breaks around the city every year – with making the rate increase palatable to residents and business owners. In an effort to finally agree on a rate change, the city council held a work session on May 14. Interim City Manager J.M. DeYoung told the council that staff was asking to come out of the meeting with some sort of number they could work with. Ga l lup’s Ch ief Financial Officer Patty Hol l a nd once a ga i n expressed how much del ay i n g a deci sion affects the city. “ T he u n for t u n a t e piece when you delay it like that is that the need is still there and the need is growing because we do have an aging infrastructure and we do need to give it some attention,” she said. “We want to provide high-end service to our customers, but we’re

not able to do that with the funding that we do have based on the needs of the system.” A G I N G EQUIPMENT In an interview with the Sun, the city’s Water and Sanitation Director Curtis Tallis explained the importance of the wastewater facility. “The waste that is produced by a residential home has the potential to be a health risk or danger to health,” he said. “If you look at history or even some places around the world, if we don’t contend with the wastewater there is potential to put some of the public at risk because of what they may come in contact with. So, we’ve got to be able to take that waste and transform it into a condition where it’s not harming the public or the environment.” One of the biggest problems with the wastewater treatment plant’s current situation is that a lot of the equipment is outdated – some of it was installed in 1972. City staff have been work i ng w it h RBC Wea lth Ma nagement, a company that helps organizations manage their financial goals, to deter mine how much money the city would need for the wastewater treatment pla nt’s repairs. During the May 14 meeting one of RBC’s Managing Directors Erik Harrigan told the council that about 10 months ago they had thought the plant would need about $90 million worth of capital improvements. After receiving some feedback, the city staff reconfigured that number and brought it down to $45 million.

The sign outside the City of Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein Tallis and his staff said one the top items that needs replaced is the plant’s belt press machine. A belt press machine sorts through

Cit y At t or ney Dav id Eason said $1 million of that amount would be a grant, but the rest would only be a loan. It would have a 0% inter-


e want to provide high-end service

to our customers, but we’re not able to do that with the funding that we do have based on the needs of the system.” - Gallup’s Chief Financial Officer Patty Holland wet ter sol ids a nd squeezes fluid out from them. The solids are then transported to a landfill. One thing that may help pay for the facility improvements is a $23 m i l l ion feder a l loa n the city is looking at.

est rate though. There is one problem though: in order to get the loan, the city has to have a debt coverage rate ratio of 1.5, meaning they have to have enough financial security in the future to pay the loan

back one and a half times over. After much discussion, t he cou nci lor s decided on a 25% increase to wastewater rates in FY25, which starts July 1. After that, there will be a 3% increase each year for the next four years. A WORK IN PROGRESS After spending most of the meeting on wastewater, the council then turned to water rates. T he c ou nc i l w a s sl i g ht ly he s it a nt t o make a decision on the rate because an outside agency is currently conduc t i n g a wa t er rate study for the city. DeYoung said the study won’t be ready until the fall, but it will give the city some insight into how much they should charge different groups, such as businesses and residents. It could even look at Gallup’s elderly popu l a t ion , s i nce a majority is under a fixed

income. Once the study is complete, the agency will meet with the council to suggest appropriate rate changes. But for now, the council is on their own. They ultimately decided on a 15% initial rate increase for water in FY25, and 3% increased over each of the following four years. After the water rate study is complete, the council will be able to review their decision and make any changes they see fit. Ju s t be c a u s e t he council made decisions on the water and wastew a t er r a t e s do e s n’t mean it’s over yet. City staff still have to draft up an ordinance with the rate changes in it, and then the councilors will have to approve thar ordinance. DeYoung said the ordinance will likely appea r on either the June 11 or 25 council meeting agendas.

Gov. announces judicial appointment for the 11th Judicial District Staff Reports

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ov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of Brad Keeler as an Eleventh Judicial District Court Judge May 20. Keeler’s appointment fills the seat left vacant due to the retirement of the Honorable Judge Louis E. DePauli, Jr.

Since 2003, Keeler practiced as an attorney at Keeler & Keeler, LLP, most recently holding the title of partner. Keeler is a graduate of Baylor University and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 2002. His appointment begins June 8.

County terminates Fire Chief Montoya Staff Reports


cKinley County Deputy Fire Chief Lawrence Montoya Jr. had his last day as the county’s Fire Chief on May 14, where he spoke to the county commissioners about the county’s response to the April 26 train derailment. In an inter view with the Sun,

McK inley County Deputy County Manager Brian Money said he couldn’t comment on why Montoya was terminated because it is a personnel matter that can’t be disclosed. For now, Deputy Fire Chief Tim Barry will serve as the Interim Chief. The county will advertise the position and start the hiring process in the near future.

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Gallup couple faces child abuse charges



Gallup couple is facing child abuse charges after officers found them in a motel room with marijuana and a baby. On May 8, around 8:45 pm, Gallup Police Officer Charlie Watkins was dispatched to the Motel 6 at 3306 W. Hwy. 66 after someone reported they could hear a child crying and two people arguing in one of the motel rooms. Watkins reportedly found the door cracked open when he arrived at the scene. When he walked into the room he was instantly hit with the

smell of alcohol. He also noticed three people in the room, two adults and a child. The adults were later identified as Austin G r e g g a nd S o ph i n a Yazzie. According to Watkins’s repor t, the room was in extreme disarray; diapers and open and empty alcoholic beverages littered the entirety. The officer asked Gregg, 38, and Yazzie, 39, what had happened. Gregg responded by saying nothing had happened. W h i le Greg g wa s talking to Watkins he repor tedly tur ned to Yazzie and said, “Babe, you

better do something before I knock this guy out.” Watkins noted that Gregg had bloodshot, watery eyes. He was also allegedly slurring his speech and had a strong odor of alcohol coming off him. When Yazzie spoke to Watkins alone, she told the same story, saying nothing had happened. Watkins noticed that the child’s clothes were r e p or t e d ly w r a pp e d around her neck and her diaper was falling off. Officers asked Yazzie i f t here wa s a nyone who could come pick up the child. When she was asked this Yazzie

frantically grabbed her phone and tried to call multiple people. While doing so, she almost dropped her child multiple times. Eventually, Watkins took the child from Yazzie and fixed her diaper himself. Officer Gilber t Gonzales tried asking Yazzie if someone could pick up the child, and she began to yell at her phone. According to Watkins’s report, Yazzie also had bloodshot, watery eyes, and she was slurring her speech. A strong odor of alcohol was also coming off her. Watkins asked Yazzie when the child last ate, and

Austin Gregg

Sophina Yazzie

she told him “six months.” While officers looked for a bottle to feed the child a marijuana dispensary container was found in a diaper bag. It still had marijuana inside it. Officer Iris Pinero a r r ived on scene to help with the child. She changed the child’s diaper, and told Watkins it had been full. She also

got the child dressed. An uncle was eventually contacted, and he was able to pick up the child. Gregg and Yazzie were both arrested for child abuse, and Gregg is facing an additional charge of assault upon a peace officer. Both of their preliminary examinations are scheduled for May 29.

Officers charge woman with child abuse after they find fentanyl, meth in house Staff Reports


woman was cha rged w ith child abuse after police found her and her child in a house that contained fentanyl and methamphetamine. On May 16, around 6 a m, Ga l lup Pol ice

officers and members of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant signed by District Court Judge Doug Decker at a residence located at 505 ½ W. Mesa Ave. When they entered the residence, they met with two women, who both

had warrants out for their arrest. One of those women was 37-year-old Angela Quam. After officers detained the other woman who had a warrant out for her arrest, they spoke to Quam, who had an infant with her. She said that the baby, who is nine months

old, was her’s. When Agent Lionel Desider io sea rched Q u a m’s bed room he found a blue pill that he identified as fentanyl. He also found what he believed to be methamphetamine and several glass pipes on a dresser in the room.

Along with the drugs and drug paraphernalia, Quam also reportedly had multiple peoples’ IDs on her dresser. Throughout the entire house, officers found multiple fentanyl pills,


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Weekly Police Activity

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AN UNWELCOME HOMECOMING Gallup, May 16 ma n received a n u nwelc ome greeting after he allegedly broke into his mother’s house. On May 16 around 8:30 pm, Gallup Police Officer Charlie Watkins was dispatched to 1613 Linda Dr. after a woman called to report that her brother, who was later identified as Luke Lucero, had broken into her mother’s house. When Watkins arrived at the scene he met with t he ca l ler, who sa id Lucero, 24, had broken into the house and was cu r rent ly i n side t he house with their mother. She explained that he didn’t live at the house. Lucero a l leged ly told the caller he had a firearm. Si nce Lucero may be armed and dangerous, Watkins called for backup. As his fellow officers arrived, Lucero’s mother remained inside the house with him. Lucero’s mother did eventually exit the house, and confirmed to officers that he was still inside. But just then, Lucero came out of the house. Watkins placed him in handcuffs and led him to his patrol car. Watkins then spoke to Lucero’s sister, who said that she and her mother had come home a nd found that Lucero had gotten into the house. She said that he hadn’t lived there in over a year. He had reportedly moved to California to live with his girlfriend. Lucero’s sister said that she and her mother


got into an argument with Lucero, and then she’d headed over to the neighbors to call the police. After he spoke with the sister Watkins spoke t o t he mot her, who said she knew Lucero was coming over to the house to pick up some of his belonggings. But she and her daughter had been out, and when they returned home the front door was reportedly unlocked, and they found Lucero inside. According to Watkins’ report, the mother verified the sister’s claims that they all got into an argument. Watkins found some markings on the front door’s dead bolt and door knob. He also checked the other doors leading into the house to make sure Lucero hadn’t tried to get in any other way. He reportedly found that the living room’s sliding door was open. But Lucero’s mother said she knew that door had been locked, and she said that Lucero might have moved the stick that holds the door closed to get into the backyard. Lucero was charged with breaking and entering. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 6.

Tohatchi man charged with second-degree murder, firearm offenses Staff Reports


To h a t c h i m a n named Augustus Bena llie wa s charged with second degree murder and using, carrying and brandishing a firearm after he reportedly shot a woman on the Navajo Reservation. According to a cr i m i na l compla i nt , on May 12, the Navajo Po l i c e D e p a r t m e n t received an emergency call regarding a shooti n g ne a r Toh a t c h i . EMS responded to the coordinates the caller provided and found a woman inside a house with an apparent gunshot wound. Medical personnel attempted to transport the victim to a staging location for medivac to a trauma center, but she died enroute.

Benallie, a 51-yearold member of t he Nava jo Nat ion, wa s arrested on May 13 after reportedly stabbing himself with a kitchen knife. He appeared before a federal judge on May 17 and was detained pending a detention hearing, which was scheduled for May 20. At press time, no further updates were available. If conv icted of the current charges, Benallie faces up to life in prison. The Gallup Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Nation Police Department and the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigations. Assistant United States Attorney Mia UlibarriRubin is prosecuting the case.

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Weekly DWI Report Staff Reports Featured DWI Timothy Barbone April 19, 5:04 pm DWI (Third) S a f e t y o f f i c e r s responded to a brush fire and eventually arrested the ma n responsible, Timothy Barbone, 45, of Prewitt, and charged him with his third DWI. McK i n ley Cou nt y S her i f f ’s Deputy Miguel Bittony was dispatch to the intersection of Haystack Road and Highway 122 in reference to a white Dodge Ram hauling a trailer with a boat. The trailer reportedly had a f lat tire and was creating sparks, which resulted in a brush fire on Haystack Road. Bittony reported he saw black marks and scrapes on the road. Bittony arrived at the scene and firefighters directed him to the vehicle that created the sparks. Bittony met the driver, Barbone, and began to question him about the incident. As he spoke, Barbone reportedly showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, smelling of alcohol, and slurred speech. He stated that the last drink he had was a day prior to being stopped. Ba rbone agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. However, he performed poorly on the tests and was placed under arrest. He was transported to the sheriff’s office for the breath test, where he posted two samples of .15. He was then transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for DWI (third). His motion hearing is set for July 16.

FENTANYL | FROM A3 glass pipes, and what appeared to be stolen IDs. A glass pipe with black residue inside it was found near a baby jumper. In total 0.4 grams of methamphetamine were found inside the house.

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Accord i ng to h is report, when Desiderio tried to interview Quam, she appea red “ ver y sleepy” and would not respond to his questions, mumbling the entire time. But when Desiderio mentioned her child, Quam allegedly became alert and said “I want a lawyer.”

Qua m repor ted ly had an outstanding warrant from District Court for forgery charges. She was charged with the warrant, one count of abuse of a child, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 29.




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Council members continue advocating for justice for victims of fraudulent sober living homes Staff Reports


HOENIX, Ariz. — On May 21, Navajo Nat ion Cou nci l Delegates Vince James and Helena Nez Begay joined A r izona tr iba l leaders as they met with Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs to address the pressing issue of fraudulent sober living homes operating within the state of Arizona and affecting members of all Arizona tribes including the Navajo Nation. Hobbs was joined by Arizona Health Care Cost Cont a i n ment S y s t em Cabinet Executive Officer Carmen Heredia, Office of the Governor Director of Operations Ben

Henderson, and Director of Tribal Affairs Jason Chavez to provide updates rega rd i ng t he st ate’s efforts to enhance regulatory oversight of sober living home providers and implementing effective measures to safeguard the well-being of individuals in recovery. “I thank Gov. Hobbs and her team, on behalf of the 25th Navajo Nation Council, for addressing many of the issues related to the fraudulent activity,” James, who chairs the Cou ncil’s Hea lth, Education, and Human Services Committee, said. “In the state of Arizona, we need tougher laws to regulate the providers

and prevent further illegal activities, but we also need to continue providing much more additional support to the victims and their families and that includes those who have passed on.” Hobbs’ office reported t hat si nce t he cr isis came to light, the state has received over 31,000 calls through the “211” referral phone service from the general public related to reports of missing persons, requests for resources, reports of abuse and neglect, and other inquiries. James and Begay also reminded state leaders that during a meeting with the Arizona Attorney

General in January, there was discussion of a possible victims fund to assist victims and their families with costs associated with the fraudulent sober living homes. Several tribal leaders also called for the state to provide financial assistance to the families of lost loved ones. Heredia also reported that the agency has implemented improvements including the hiring of additional staff, creating an enhanced identity verification for providers, increased controls and limits on billing for alcohol and drug treatment services, and suspending payments to over 300 providers suspected of

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Vince James

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Helena Nez Begay

fraudulent activities. “Many Navajo families and tribal members throughout the state have been heavily impacted and many more are still fighting for justice. By working with state leaders and officials, we must continue to advocate and provide additional resources to uplift our people and save more lives,” Begay said. T he 25t h Nava jo

Nation Council continues to work with Hobbs, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, and others to address fraudulent sober living homes and to provide additional resources to victims. To learn more about A HCCCS refor ms a nd resources, visit https:// soberlivingfraud).

Speaker Curley pushes for essential amendments to Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Staff Reports


uring the week of May 13, Speaker Crystalyne Curley of the 25th Navajo Nation Cou nci l a nd Nav a jo N a t i o n Wa s h i n g t o n Office Executive Director Justin Ahasteen, alongside Nava jo Uranium Radiation Victims Com m it tee member s Phil Harrison and Leslie Begay, advocated on Capitol Hill for critica l a mendments a nd a n ex ten sion of t he R a d i a t ion E x po su re Compensation Act, which

is set to expire in June. Their visit included strategic meetings with members of Congress, a press conference, and a prayer vigil to honor the affected individuals and underscore the urgent need for congressional action. Enacted in 1990 and amended in 2000, RECA was designed to provide one-time compensation to veterans and communities impacted by America’s uranium industr y and nuclear development program. This compensation is

especially significant for the Navajo Nation, which continues to suffer from the health and environmental effects of uranium mining conducted by the federal government. In a May 17 press release, Curley emphasized the importance of legislative action. “We call on Congress to pass the RECA amendments to properly compensate all Navajo miners still suffering from radiation exposure,” Curley said. “Our people have endured significant hardships due to America’s

nuclear agenda, impacti ng their hea lth a nd q u a l it y of l i fe. T he amendments we propose are not merely legislative changes; they are affirmations of justice and a pledge to heal the deepseated wounds inflicted on our communities.” The proposed amendments aim to expand R ECA’s cover a ge t o include uranium miners post- 1971, recognize additional health conditions such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia and chronic kidney diseases, and improve the

claims process to make it more accessible for Navajo claimants. Curley expressed her gratitude to U.S. Sens. Jo sh H awley, R - Mo, Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Reps. Teresa Leger Fernandez, D-N.M., Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and Eli Craneof, R-Ariz.. A s t he leg islat ive deadline approaches, the urgency for Congress to act intensifies. The Navajo Nation advocates for the swift passage of S. 3853 - The Radiation Exposure Compensation

Navajo Nation Council Speaker Crystalyne Curley Reauthorization Act, to ensure that the Navajo people and other affected communities no longer face delays in receiving the justice they deserve.

RDC advocates for community development, telecommunications advancements

From left, Delegate Rickie Nez, Delegate Danny Simpson, Delegate Shawna Ann Claw, Vice Chair Casey Allen Johnson and Chair Brenda Jesus all listen intently during a May 13 meeting of the 25th Navajo Nation Council’s Resources and Development Committee. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Navajo Nation Council Staff Reports


I N D O W RO CK , A r i z . — T he 2 5 t h Navajo Nation Council’s Resources a nd Development Committee addressed sig n i f ic a nt upd a t e s w i t h i n t h e Na v a j o Nation Capital Improvement Plan and progress on broadband ex pa n s ion pr oje c t s f u nded t h roug h t he American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, along with detailed updates on legislative actions affecting local communities in a meeting May 13. Acti ng Div ision Director of the Division of Community Development, A rbi n Mitchell, presented an update on the future trajectory and status of the Navajo Nation Capital I m pr ove me nt P l a n . Mitchell emphasized the importance of starting with a small amount of funding for planning and design before jumping into construction to ensure the facilities meet community needs effectively. “These facilities are supposed to be utilized at least 80% of the time, and yet many are just

sitting there with little to no activities going on,” RDC Chair Brenda Jesus said, highlighting the need for strategic planning to maximize the utilization of community facilities. The RDC also heard a critical report from the Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company concerning the Running Horse Pipeline. Vice-President of Midstream Joseph Robertson alongside Community Relations Liaison Sharon Topaha discussed the importance of damage prevention and the ongoing “Call 811 Before You Dig” training initiatives. This program is pivotal for ensuring the safety and integrity of underground utilities, significantly reducing the risk of damage. Cou ncil Delegate S h aw n a A n n C l aw t a lked about t he last-minute notice of the recent Shiprock oil spill which prompted the RDC to investigate the matter. “RDC has a work session with the Law and Order Committee and I believe these are issues we can work with them on,” Claw said. “I would like to be a sponsor of

the legislation for the 811 Program.” In a critical legislative update, the comm it tee u na n i mously p a s s e d L e g i s l a t io n #0098-24, which implements crucial modifications to the Cornfields

Chapter’s project under CAP-35-18, Exhibit D, Project No. 123. This legislation revises the project type to “Plan, Design, Construction, and Equipment” and a d ju st s t he P rojec t Year Funding to “Year


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“We are grateful to all stakeholders who presented today, for their relentless dedication and suppor t i n propel l i ng t hese e s s e n t i a l p r oj e c t s forward,” concluded Chair Jesus.

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Students from GMCS elementary school visit President Nygren Staff Reports


ver 40 third grade students from Catherine A. Miller Elementary School traveled to Window Rock, Arizona on May 22 to visit with Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and learn about the Executive Branch. The students worked on a project at school to

learn about the Navajo Nation President and Vice President, government, and the various sights in the heat of the Navajo Nation. The day-long f ield trip included touring the Navajo Nation Museum, Library, Zoo and lastly the Office of the President and Vice President. The inquisitive and joyous students were in

awe of the President as they assured him, they knew who he was, with all the students chanting “Buu Nygren, Buu Nygren” with their loud and proud voices echoing through the halls bringing smiles to office staff, teachers, and students. The President passed out pictures and autographed them, along with buttons, stickers, and even

signing water bottles and other items the students wanted him to autograph. “Ahéheé to the staff and students for bringing such joy to the office today,” Nygren said. “It is heartwarming for me to hear such little ones today, our future leaders tomorrow speak loud and proud in Diné Bizaad. It is important we share and teach our language and

Over 40 third grade students from Catherine A. Miller Elementary School traveled to Window Rock, Arizona on May 22 to visit with Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren and learn about the Executive Branch. Photo Credit: Courtesy of OPVP help those who want to learn. I am proud of all of you. Thank you to the

teachers and staff for your efforts and nurturing our future.”

Funding remains a key hurdle for tribal equity, socioeconomic work

Buu Nygren spoke in front of U.S. Congress on May 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy of OPVP Staff Reports


ASHINGTON – Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren told Congress during a May 8 meeting that Indian Country and the Navajo Nation rema i ns cr itica lly underfunded, requiring changes to achieve tribal equity and socioeconomic justice. Testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies here, Nygren addressed 10 topics that included

healthcare, education, telecommunications, Navajo-Hopi relocation settlement obligations of the U.S., abandoned uranium mine cleanup and water rights. F U N D I N G DEFICITS Nygren said Navajo public safety programs are millions of dollars below what is needed, its Indian Child Welfare Act program operates with a $3.4 million shortfall and limited personnel, and that broadband on Navajo needs more t ha n $1.2 bi l l ion to replace outdated and

insufficient technology. “ T he Bu reau of R e cl a m a t ion’s 2 0 2 5 budget request includes a proposal to expand the Indian Water Rights Settlement Completion Fund,” he said. “This is to cover the costs of enacted water rights settlements and address the operation, maintenance and repair associated with several enacted Indian water rights settlements managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.” Speaking to the subcommittee on American I nd i a n a nd A l a s k a Native Public Witness

Nygren meets with U.S. Department of Justice members ISSUES, CONCERNS RAISED FOR STARTING POINTS Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Members of t he U. S . Department of Justice met with President Buu Nygren to discuss various priorities from the prosecution process to potential federal offices being built on the Navajo Nation. “The importance of tribal justice cannot be overstated,” Nygren said. “For generations, our communities have faced u n ique a nd complex challenges that require tailored solutions and robust support.” Nygren listed

challenges in low prosecutions citing lack of communication between FBI and Nava jo Law enforcement, the need to amend the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act to include those exposed up until the 1990s, and harm from uranium transportation. U.S. DOJ Associate Attorney General Ben Mizer ack nowledged these concerns. “One of the pressing concerns we face is the high rate of decline of federal prosecution of cases,” Nygren said. “This issue not only undermines the rule of law but also erodes our

people’s trust in the justice system.” It was reported that 20 out of 49 sexual assault or abuse allegations were declined federally, which was also the highest declination rate among cases. A long side Nyg ren were Attorney General Ethel Branch, Deputy Attorney General Heather L . Cla h, Ch ief Lega l Counsel Bidtah Becker, a nd Lega l Cou nsel Candace Begody-Slim. Branch also raised concerns about the ongoing human trafficking of Navajo people being taken to the Phoenix Valley for rehabilitation, where communication between the federal government and the Navajo Nat ion isn’t fea sible in aiding the Nava jo victims. “When you go out on your sight tour, you will see and hear the concerns from the people,” Nygren said. “I always want to emphasize it’s the people we work for. It’s them we care for and why we have these concerns that need to be addressed on a federal level.”

Days, Nygren said there is an urgent need for federal support to meet the needs of the Navajo people. “I strongly urge the subcommittee to act on these recommendations in FY 2025, both to uphold the government’s trust and treaty obligations to the Navajo people and to remedy some of the grievous injustices the federal government itself created and perpetuated,” he said. Nygren also asked the subcommittee to exempt bot h t he Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs from automatic bud ge t c u t s c a l le d “sequestration.” “Across the board, federal sequestration cuts have a devastating impact on Indian C o u n t r y,” h e s a i d . “Federal agencies like IHS and BIA have been fiscally stagnant for decades. Chronically under-funded programs that tribal members rely on for healthcare, public safety, education, social, natural resources and essential services represent a failure of the federal government to uphold its trust obligation to tribes for equity a nd s o c io e conom ic justice.” D I S PA R I T Y I N REWARDS For c om p a r i s o n , Nygren said the Navajo Nation receives fewer federal dollars per acre than other tribes. Money is needed for agricult u r a l prog r a m m i ng, c o m mu n i t y s u b s i s tence and commercial development. “We need more federal funds, not fewer,” he said. “The prospect of sequestration threatens the small gains we have made over the years. This subcommittee should implement provisions that exempt

vital funding resources for Indian Country from sequestration rather than further subjecting them to these harmful policies.” He sa id “adva nce appropriations” for the IHS was a huge success. Advance appropriations during the tumultuous FY 2024 appropriations process gave IHS muchneeded stabilit y for operations and basic health care services, he said. Meanwhile, Nygren supported the provision of $2.9 billion to BIA’s Public Safety and Justice Account. He reported that the Navajo Nation is critically under-resourced in public safety, requiring $26 million to achieve federally recommended standards. “With only 218 officers and 35 criminal investigators to cover 27,000 square miles,” he said, “This results in a ratio of 0.85 officers per 1,000 residents. That’s far below the FBI’s recommended 3.4 to 3.5.” He said this shortfall results in more than 200,000 annual service calls with dangerously long response times. When perpetrators are apprehended, he said, the Nation has i nadequate cor rectional facilities to place t h e m , fo r c i n g the early release of of fender s and increasing risks to Navajo communities. O T H E R PRIORITIES Nygren asked the subcommittee to prov ide $1.1 billion for BI A’s Hou si ng Improvement Program, or HIP, that is consistent with the recommendations of the Tr iba l Inter ior Budget Council,

a process that enables tribes and federal officials to work together to develop annual budget requests for Indian programs. He sa id HIP is a needed prog r a m t o help the neediest tribal member s who ca n’t meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program income thresholds. “Whether it supports emer ge nc y hou s i n g repairs, renovations, replacements or even down payment assistance, it helps those who need it most,” he said. A mon g t he mo s t urgent issues with the rising price of uranium and renewed mining about to begin south of the Grand Canyon, Nyg ren renewed a request to the subcommittee to provide $5 billion to allow the Nation to clean up the 523 abandoned uranium mine sites on Navajo land. “These relics of the past cause environmental and health hazards,” he said. “This includes cancer risks and kidney damage. The Nava jo Nation predicts it will need an extra $4-to-$5 billion to cover the costs of cleaning up, monitoring and maintaining the remaining 46 priority sites.”

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Navajo Nation First Lady Jasmine Blackwater-Nygren stands in the middle of a crowd with Farmington High School graduate Genesis White Bull. Gensis was told to remove her cap, which was adorned with Native American beading and a feather, during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 13. People marched in protest against the Farmington Municipal Schools district on May 18. Photo Credit: Jenny Pond

ARMINGTON, N.M. — People took to social media to voice their outrage after a Farmington High School graduate was told to remove her cap, which was adorned with Native American beading and a feather during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 13. The student is 17-year-old Genesis White Bull. In an article published by KOAT 7, Genesis’ mother Brenda White Bull spoke about the incident. According to Brenda, Genesis’ cap was adorned with tribal beads and cultural significance of the Hunkpapa Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota. “We are Hunkpapa Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe up in North and South Dakota. When one of our members are graduating like this milestone for Genesis, it is rightfully so that we can practice our ways and it states it in the treaties that we are allowed to practice our religion and the way we practice it,” Brenda said. Farmington High School addressed the public outcry in an initial statement May 16. “District protocol states that the cap and gown must be worn, and their appearance may not be altered, which can be found in the 2023-2024 Student and Parent Handbook,” the statement read. “Students were informed throughout the school year and immediately before graduation of the protocol, including that beaded caps were not allowed. This standard process helps us set student attire during graduations. However, students are welcome to wear clothes of their choice, including traditional attire, under the graduation cap

and gown and regalia, stoles, and feathers in their tassels.” The school district went on to say that they would be working to refine their processes. “While the staff involved were following district guidelines, we acknowledge this could have been handled differently and better,” the district stated. “Moving forward, we will work to refine our processes at the school level. The district is also committed to exploring the addition of a district policy that allows for additional appropriate cultural elements in student attire, including graduation caps and gowns.” A day later, t he Fa r m i ng ton Municipal Schools Superintendent Cody Diehl and the Farmington High School Principal Rocky Torres released a joint statement: “Farmington Municipal Schools and Farmington High School would like to apologize to the community, the student, and her family, for the events at graduation involving the Native American regalia,” their statement said. “The intent, always, is to create a ceremony that is inclusive of all graduates and honors all of our students. It is clear that what occurred detracted from that and had the opposite effect. We are confident that our staff intended no disrespect or to violate anyone’s cultural beliefs or practices. In a community like ours, we need to have a new conversation about meaningful ways to best celebrate all of our graduates.” Diehl and Torres said the district would collaborate with groups within the Navajo Nation and other community stakeholders to learn from the incident. “To learn from this experience and to improve our school community, we will continue to collaborate with groups within the Navajo Nation and other

community stakeholders to begin the healing process and figure out the best ways to move forward,” they said. “We are committed to learning from this experience and improving our school communities now and in the future.” Senate Bill 80, which was signed into law in 2021, prohibits discrimination in schools based on hair or cultural headdress of a student. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham commented on the situation in a May 17 statement. “In New Mexico, we are proud of and committed to our diversity, and what happened at the Farmington High School graduation ceremony does not reflect that commitment,” she stated. “It is unacceptable that a student was reprimanded for representing their culture during a time of celebration.” The governor continued by praising the school’s acknowledgement of wrongdoing. “I appreciate that the Farmington schools acknowledge that they could have handled this situation better and that their policy may be too restrictive,” she said. “However, it shouldn’t have required the student raising this issue for a school to recognize its lack of inclusivity.” MARCHING IN PROTEST Hundreds of people from all over New Mexico, both Native Americans and on-natives, flocked to Farmington to march in protest on May 18. The march route went from Bitsi Bay Park to the high school and back. In an interview with KOB 4, Brenda spoke about her daughter’s courage when she was being told “no.” “My daughter is very quiet and reserved but that day she spoke volumes throughout the world, and it still radiates today,” she said.

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his f ilm from Wa r n e r B r o s . opens exclusively at movie theaters on Friday, May 24. Back in 1979, director George Miller created Mad Ma x, a dynamic little Australian action picture produced for well under $1 million. While the film became a massive success and went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide, even the filmmaker probably wouldn’t have anticipated creating several more hits based on this property. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is a prequel and spin-off marking the fifth chapter in the series arriving some 45 years after the first picture. For th is rev iewer, it rarely seems necessary to create a prequel that fills in background det a i ls about event s that have already been depicted. However, for th is pictu re one ca n m a ke a n exce pt ion . While it doesn’t quite match all of its predecessors and features more CGI than prior installments, the storytelling on display is still remarkable. The film delivers

more thrills than it has any right to and delivers pulse-pounding entertainment throughout. Based around a character introduced in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, this prequel begins not long after the world has become a wasteland devastated by war. A young child na med F ur iosa (Alyla Browne) lives in a hidden community that still has trees and farmable land. When invaders violently abduct the child and take her to their barbaric leader Dementus (Chris Hemsworth), she is forced to do anything she can to survive within this group of marauders. I n t he me a nt i me, Dementus a ims to become a more powerful figure, ultimately making a deal with Citadel head Immortan Joe (Lachy Hulme) that sees him promoted to leader of GasTown. Years later, a still traumatized but f ierce a nd g row n-up Furiosa (Anya TaylorJoy) yearns to return home and enact retribution on Dementus. A great deal of the first half of the picture involves the mostly mute ch ild F u r iosa ta k i ng in the inhumanity surrounding her. Despite the very young age of the actress playing her, there’s plenty of trauma and fury visible in her wide eyes. Taylor-Joy does an admirable job

of portraying a 20-something version of Furiosa, ha ndling the intense physicality of the part and displaying her dama ged f r a me of m i nd exceptionally well. A s v illa ins go, Hemsworth also makes for a very memorable foe. There’s a lot of meat on the bones of Dementus. He’s an egotistical psychopat h who fa l sely believes he is cleverer t h a n he a c t u a l ly i s, leading to some darkly humorous comments. Miller wisely chooses to imply a grim past for the character as well, allowing him the opportunity to deliver a notable monologue about revenge and its inevitable failure to heal deep psychological wounds. A good por tion of the f irst ha lf is a lso used to detail the politics involved in this savage world. This normally would be the type of thing that I would bemoa n a nd it doe s result in a slower pace, but the material is quite interesting as presented. Earlier films detail a few moments behind-the scenes with tyrannical leaders and present many of the roving gang members as faceless outlaws, but this picture shows more about these societies and the relationships between comrades (often peppered with gallows humor). And for viewers

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Chris Hemsworth plays Dementus, a man who aims to become a more powerful figure in a world recently turned into a wasteland savaged by war in the prequel “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.” Photo Credit: Warner Bros. familiar with the series, there are several notable nods not just to Fury Road, but to other films and individuals. A s ex pec t ed, t he action is, once-again, first rate. It is noticeable that digital effects a re being used more liberally here (no doubt because much of it in early sections involves a child performer, and later bits include elaborate wasteland settings). However, this isn’t too much of a distraction. The camera angles are always creative, with plenty of wild moves during long takes. The

geography is very clear and the dangerous situations the characters find themselves in are consistently exciting to witness. There are a couple of absolutely fantastic bits involving a tanker that are incredible to witness. So, t here is more digital trickery in this ef for t a nd t he f i l m doesn’t move as breathlessly as a couple of other features from the ser ies. However, the story is more engaging than anticipated and there is a great deal of phenomenal action and interesting interplay to

enjoy. This unexpected franchise is surely now among the greatest in cinema and few could expect a fifth movie/prequel to be this engaging. While it can’t quite beat the perfection of Mad Max 2 aka The Road Warrior or Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga does outdo others in its series and is something of a marvel. If Miller wants to conti nue hu r tli ng down the road in his 80s with another chapter, this critic is more than willing to take yet another ride. VISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 24th, 2024 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to another look at highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Bluray and DVD. This edition doesn’t feature many new titles, but some of the ones that are appearing look interesting. And there are tons of older titles getting high-definition upgrades. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try! B I G N E W RELEASES!

CHASING RAINE: After their young daughter is kidnapped by a man with ties to a trafficking syndicate, a mother and father who were once elite soldiers decide to arm themselves and find their child. In order to do so before she is sold to the highest bidder, they head into the criminal underworld and use their skills to wipe out every obstacle in their path. T h i s i ndep endent action film debuted on st rea m i ng sit e s la st week and is now arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As of right now, the picture has not been seen by many critics. In fact, it has yet to receive a single official review. As with most low-budget efforts, curious parties may want to wait for a write-up to appear before taking a chance on it. It stars Maurice P. Kerry, Krystal Jordan, Dall’asia Howard and DJ Walton.

speci f ica l ly comed ic works. Still, the majority thought it was one of the filmmaker’s best efforts in some time, boasting g reat per for m a nce s, lovely locations, sharp dialogue and some entertaining plot twists. Lou de Laâge, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Schneider and Valérie Lemercier.

DEAD WRONG: A desperate man with an unsavory background looks for a big score after his wife demands they conceive a child. The lead also appears to be obsessed with his spouse’s sister. He comes up with an elaborate scam that he hopes will solve all of his problems and get him everything that his heart desires. Of course, the complicated plan begins to go awry, leading to unexpected revelations and violence. This picture appears to be debuting on disc and streaming platforms on the same day. There have been a couple of middling online reviews posted. They suggest that for a lower-budgeted i ndependent cr i me/ thriller/comedy, it has a better cast than anticipated. However, these notices a lso suggest that, in the end, the film doesn’t make a lasting impression. It feat u res Derek Smith, Katrina Bowden, Chelsea Debo, Cress Williams, Joshua Bitton, Chet Hanks and Rob Schneider.

called the film upbeat and warm-hearted, with an important and sensitively delivered message about finding and accepting oneself. For the time being, t h i s i s a DV D - o n ly release. Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire, Djou l iet A m a r a a nd D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai. BL A STS FROM THE PAST! It may be something of a slow week for new releases, but there are a ton of amazing older titles being given high-quality upgrades. Back from the dead. jpg Kino is releasing several titles this week. Back from the Dead (1957) is about a young bride who finds herself possessed by the vengeful spirit of her husband’s deceased ex-wife. This disc comes w ith two f ilm histo rian commentaries and early copies arrive in a slipcase. Big Man on Campus (1989) is a comedy follow i ng a myster ious and unkempt figure who secretly takes up residence at UCLA’s campus clock tower. The university’s psychology department eventually discovers the man and attempts to treat him and understand his motivations. It stars Allan Katz, Tom Skerritt, Cindy Williams and Jessica Har per. The “Limited Edition” Blu-ray delivers a 2K restoration of the film from an interpositive, an audio commentary with the director and a film historian, an interview with the moviemaker, an alternate ending (with optional commentary), a stills gallery and a trailer.

Some copies also come in a slipcase.

Daisy Miller (1974) is a period drama from Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) with Cybill Shepherd as a headstrong American woman making waves in Europe. The picture for this “Special Edition” Blu-ray comes from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. An archived commentary from Bogdanovich is featured, along with a film historian commentary, a recently recorded interview with Shepherd, an introduction from B o gd a nov ic h a nd a trailer. If you’re looking for some old chillers on Bluray, Republic Pictures Horror Collection may be worth your while. It features The Lady and the Monster (1944), The Phantom Speaks (1945), The Catman of Paris (1946) and Valley of the Zombies (1946). All of the movies have been given HD masters from 4K scans at Paramount Pictures. There are film historian commentaries on all the titles and an on-camera movie expert sidebar on the first movie. The Gary Sinise/John Malkovich adaptation of the classic Steinbeck novel Of Mice and Men

(1992) is coming from MGM and will be available as either a Blu-ray or a DVD. Perhaps Paramount Pictures is clearing out some excess inventory, but this week they are presenting an incredible offer to collectors. The distributor is releasing ten movies from their catalog in all formats. That means each title contains a 4K Ultra HD disc, a Blu-ray, a DVD and a digital copy of the title. The price (on Amazon) is a shocking $11, so pick these up while you can (I just purchased a couple myself). The films currently available are Beverly H i l l s C o p (19 8 4), C l o v e r f i e l d ( 2 0 0 8 ), Escape from L.A. (1996), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Interstellar (2014), The Lost City (2022), A Quiet Place (2018), Shutter Island (2010) and The Untouchables (1987). Hopefully more movies will follow at this incredible price. A d d i t i o n a l l y, t h e studio is putting out a Blu-ray only reissue of Into the Wild (2007) and the recent Stephen King adaptation of Pet Sematary (2019). Sony is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Oscar-nominated, all-sta r cr ime dra ma American Hustle (2013) w it h a 4K U lt ra HD and Blu-ray Steelbook release. Based on a true story from 1980, it follows an undercover sting operation of Congress to stop a plot created by the world’s greatest con man. It stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner and many other familiar

faces. The synopsis for the film boasts that this release contains 15 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes as an extra. In addition, Sony is making Blu-rays available for The Cleanse (2016), Ma n’s Ca st le (1933), Thunderheart (1992) and The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000). The Occultist (2009) is appearing on Blu-ray from Sterling Enter tainment. It involves med students who d iscover (wh i le wr iting their exa ms) that their professor is a Satanist who wants to do them in. And finally, Warner Bros. is reissuing the excellent, Oscarn o m i n a t e d c o m e d y/ drama Licorice Pizza (2021) on Blu-ray (apparent ly, a DV D of t he film is also being made available). YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Looks like there is only one option right now for kid-friendly entertainment, but hopefully more will arrive in the coming weeks. Powerpuff Girls The Complete Series (Warner Bros.) DVD ON THE TUBE! And all the TV-themed releases are listed below. Betty’s Bad Luck in Love (Hallmark) DVD Father Brown Season 11 (BBC) DVD Frasier Season 1 (2023 Series) (Paramount) DVD Masterpiece Mystery! Guilt Season 3 (PBS) DVD Powerpuff Girls The Complete Series (Warner Bros.) DVD V I S I T: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM



COUP DE CHANCE: The latest from writer/ director Woody Allen is a French-language tale set in Paris. A young woman who is happily married to a powerful businessman meets an old friend from high school while walking down the street. They catch up over coffee and soon romance blossoms between them. In fact, the lead begins wondering if she might have wed the wrong person. Meanwhile, her mysterious husband becomes very suspicious of his wife’s activities. This picture combines comedy and thriller elements. It received strongly positive reviews from the press. A small number called the film predictable and wrote that they preferred his

FITTING IN: After visiting her doctor, a 16-year-old is diagnosed with Mayer-RokitanskyKüster-Hauser syndrome, a condition that results in underdeveloped parts of her female anatomy. All of the teen’s future plans as a woman, as well as her relationship with a boyfriend, are put into jeopardy. Conflicts even arise with family members about what to do next. T h i s i ndependent coming-of-age drama/ comedy wa s well received by reviewers. One or two write-ups complained that despite its unique subject the stor y d id n’t cont a i n many insightful revelations about the lead character’s condition. Regardless, all others

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OPINIONS Heinrich introduces bipartisan legislation to support education in rural communities, strengthen educator workforce By Sen. Martin Heinrich


A SH I NGTON D.C . — U. S . Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., introduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator John Thune, R-S.D., to suppor t education in rural communities by allowing teachers on a J-1 visa to waive their twoyear return home requirement and work up to five years in the U.S., if they enter into a contract with their employing school. Foreig n exch a nge teachers on three-year J-1 teaching visas fill important gaps in the educator workforce, particularly in rural, tribal, and bilingual education settings. Exchange visitor (J-1) visas are nonimmigrant v isa s for indiv idua ls approved to participate in exchange visitor programs, which by design require workers and students to return to their home country for at least two years before seeking a new visa or green card.

Sen. Martin Heinrich The legislation would permit governors and Tribal entities to petition the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to extend up to 30 J-1 visas for teacher s ser v i ng highly rural and tribal areas. “New Mexico’s kids deserve an equal shot at success. To achieve that, they need consistent, qualified educators in their classrooms. This bill will help ensure the teachers many of our rural and Tribal schools rely on can continue to serve our communities, as we also work to grow ou r st ate’s educator

work force pipel i ne,” Heinrich said . T he leg islat ion is cosponsored by Sens. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and Mike Rounds, R-S.D. “In every community, students deserve qualified teachers that consistently show up for them and their education, especially on rural and tribal lands,” Luján said. “I’m proud to help introduce this bipartisan bill that will extend protections for foreign excha nge teacher s who have already been supporting tribal and rural students’ education while helping fill gaps in the educator workforce.” The legislation is supported by the National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Education Association, Coalition of Large Tribes, Na v a j o P r e p a r a t or y School, Great Pla ins T r i b a l C h a i r me n’s Association, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and several South Dakota tribal schools, among others.

In my three and a half years as your County Commissioner for the City of Gallup, I have been instrumental in pushing for the following: 1.

I promised to keep RMCH open, and I fought to do that.


Worked with State legislators to obtain funding for RMCH payroll and debt relief.


Worked to get funding from state and federal legislators for Red Rock Park improvements.


I am working with city councilors individually on district projects such as homelessness, roads, trash.


Working to create an industrial park on Carbon Coal road and providing the infrastructure to the area such as water, sewer and power.


Working with GLP (Gallup Land Partners) in a public private partnership to create affordable housing.


Working with GLP (Gallup Land Partners) to create an inland port on County Road 1 to bring jobs to the area.


Gave 25k to each city councilor for neighborhood park repairs/ improvements.


I have worked to have more joint meetings with the city to work on projects for the community.

10. I am working to bring water to the Williams Acres and Allison communities.

Future plans are to: 1.

Build an additional road into Red Rock Park.


Help the city to acquire funding to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.


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Heinrich, colleagues urge Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices By Sen. Martin Heinrich


ASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D- N.M., joined Senate colleagues to urge President Joe Biden to use executive authority to lower food prices for families in New Mexico and across the country on May 16. Americans are facing sky-high food prices, caused by excessive price gouging by food and grocery giants. A small group of players dominate those industries: four grocery retailers account for over a third of national grocery sales and four food companies control more than 60% of sales in most grocery categories. As a result, consumers are spending more of their income on food than they have in the past 30 years. “The federal government should use every possible tool to lower food prices. We believe you can exercise your executive authority to take additional action to address rising food prices without congressional action,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the president. “These companies have raked in record profits in recent years, with CEOs bragging on earnings calls about how their price hikes exceed inflation. Between 2020 and 2021, researchers found that corporate profits accounted for more than 50% of food price increases, whereas they accounted for only 11% of increases in the four decades prior.» While some corporations may point to rising inflation, grocery price increases have outpaced inflation,

with families paying 25% more for groceries as compared to before the pandemic. These higher prices hit low-income families the hardest: in 2022, the bottom fifth of the income spectrum spent 25% of their income on groceries, compared to less than 3.5% for the highest fifth. In the letter, Heinrich and his colleagues urge the president to leverage the full scope of his executive authority and consider the following proposals: Encourage the Federal Trade Commission and work with the U.S. Depar tment of Agriculture to prohibit exclusionary contracting by dominant firms in the food industry. Encourage the FTC to issue guidance on potential violations of the Robinson Patman Act and Section 5 of the FTC Act within the food industry, and investigate and take enforcement action where merited. Work with USDA to increase the number of government contract recipients that are very small businesses. Work with USDA to ensure that technical factors reflect the long-term costs of food sector consolidation. Urge the Department of Justice and the FTC to scrutinize, and where appropriate, block mergers and acquisitions in the food and agricultural sectors. Encourage the DOJ to prosecute actors in the agricultural and food sectors for price fixing and other anticompetitive behavior. Direct the CFTC and FTC to form a joint task force to investigate food price manipulation throughout the supply chain. The letter is led by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Alongside Heinrich, the letter is signed by U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D - Con n ., Cor y B o oker, D -N. J., Ber n ie Sa nder s, I-Vt ., a nd Pet er Welch, D-Vt.

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cation Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: May 24, 2024 PUBLICATION DATES: May 24, 2024 (Gallup Sun)

See text box 1 Table 1 PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Democratic candidates Libertarian Candidates Joseph R. Biden Lars Mapstead Marianne D. Williamson

U.S. SENATOR Democratic Martín Heinrich


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 1 Democratic Libertarian Melanie Ann Stansbury

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.

Republican Louie Sánchez Steve Jones

U.S. STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 3 Democratic Libertarian Teresa Leger Fernández

Republican Sharon E Clahchischilliage

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 3 Democratic Sherylene M Yazzie Shannon Dawn Pinto





STATE SENATE 22ND DISTRICT Democratic Libertarian Benny Shendo Jr


STATE SENATE DISTRICT 4 Democratic Keith Edward Hillock George K Muñoz


STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 5 Democratic Libertarian Doreen Wonda Johnson STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 6 Democratic Libertarian Eliseo Lee Alcón Priscilla Benally Daniel J Torrez

105 Historical Route 66 Mentmore, NM 87319 For more info call: (505) 409-1592

Republican A Louise Domenici

Republican Yvette Herrell

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

Available for RV's, Trucks & Construction Equipment, etc.

Republican Candidates Chris Christie Nikki Haley Vivek Ramaswamy Donald J. Trump

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 2 Democratic Libertarian Gabriel Vasquez

Democratic Angel M Charley Clemente Sanchez


That a Primary Election, to be held throughout McKinley County, New Mexico, and in every precinct thereof, is hereby called for on June 4, 2024.

The Gallup-McKinley *** County School Board of The purpose of the PUBLICATION DATES: May 24, 2024 (Gallup Sun) Education reserves the 2024 PRIMARY ELECPrimary Election will be *** to reject any or all right TION to allow the Democratic bids, waive any formaliNOTICE OF ELECParty, the Republican 2024 PRIMARY ELECTION ties or minor inconsistenTION Party, and the Libertarian NOTICE OF ELECTION cies, and/or cancel this Party to nominate canPursuant to Sections through 1-11-3 of 1978, Jacqueline K. Sloan, Clerk of McKinley State of solicitation in its1-11-1 entirety. Pursuant toI,Sections didates for theCounty, following New Mexico, by virtue of the authority vested in me, hereby issue the following: 1-11-1 through 1-11-3 of offices: See Table 1 Dated this 24th Daytoofbe held throughout 1978, I,McKinley Jacqueline K. New Mexico, and in every precinct thereof, is That a Primary Election, County, May 2024 See Table 1 hereby called for on June 4, 2024. Sloan, Clerk of McKinley County, State of New The purpose of the Primary Election will be to allow the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and the Libertarian By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, Mexico, by virtue of the Party to nominate candidates for the following offices: See text box 1 President Board of Eduauthority vested in me,

Commodity Code(s): 07180, 07202 & 07203

Sealed BIDS for such will

hereby issue the following:


STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 9 Democratic Libertarian Patricia "Patty" and Lundstrom Cristóbal Brian Hudson Arval Todd McCabe

STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 69 Democratic Libertarian Michelle P. Abeyta Harry Garcia Stanley E Michael



Republican Paul L. Spencer



JUDGE OF THE 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, DIVISION 7 Democratic Libertarian Republican Douglas W Decker 11TH DIVISION OF LAWYERS OF THE 2ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT Democratic Libertarian Republican Bernadine Martin Grant Birtcher COUNTY CLERK Democratic Verdie J Martínez Jacqueline Katherine Sloan COUNTY TREASURER Democratic Charles Long Carol Bowman-Muskett


Republican Jason Tom Joe


Republican Marcos Benedict Macik

COUNTY COMMISSION – DISTRICT 3 Democratic Libertarian Georgene M. Galanis-Dimas Robert B Baca


On Primary Election Day, June 4, 2024, precinct polls will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. EARLY VOTING will be held at the McKinley County Clerk's Office, 207 W. Hill Ave., Room 100, Gallup NM 87301, beginning Tuesday, May 7, 2023 during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and last Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


McKinley, del Estado de Nuevo México, en virtud de la autoridad que me ha sido conferida, por la presente emito lo siguiente:

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ALTERNATE EARLY VOTING will begin on Saturday, May 18, 2024 and end on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Alternative locations and times are as follows: Thoreau Fire Station - 114 Hwy 371, Thoreau, New Mexico Mars to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Zuni Tribal Building – 1203 B State Highway 53, Zuni New Mexico Mars to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Crownpoint Elections Office - Intersection of Highway 9 and Chaco Blvd, Crownpoint NM Mars to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Rio West Mall - 1300 West I-40 Frontage Road, Gallup, NM 87301 Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Twin Lakes Chapter House - State Hwy 491, Mile Marker 13 Twin Lakes, New Mexico Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm Casa Capitular Manuelito – 6 Hunters Point Rd Manuelito NM Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on Election Day, June 4, 2024, the hours of operation shall be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following polling convenience center locations: See Table 2 See Table 2 VOTING CONVENIENCE CENTERS Precinct/Polling Place Numbers, and Address

Voter Convenience Center #1 Precincts 41, 42 & 43

Southside Fire Station 1800 S. 2nd Street Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #2 Precinct 21, 36 & 38

Northside Fire Station 911 West Lincoln Street Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #3 Precincts 47, 48, 49, 55, 63 and 70

Eastside Fire Station 3700 Churchrock Street Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #4 Precincts 31, 32 & 58

Westside Fire Station 707 Rico Street Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #5 Precincts 37, 39, 40 and 59

McKinley County Courthouse Rotunda 207 W. Hill Ave,. Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #6 Precincts 33 & 34

Rio West Mall 1300 W. 1-40 Frontage Road Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #7 Precincts 44, 45, 46 and 56

UNM Gallup Branch Gymnasium 705 Gurley Ave.

Gallup, NM 87301 Voter Convenience Center #8 Precintos 35

Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center 700 Montoya Blvd. Gallup, NM 87301

Voter Convenience Center #9 Precincts 27, 29, 30, 64 and 66

Zuni Tribal Building 1203B State Hwy. 53 Zuni, NM 87327

Voter Convenience Center #10 Precincts 28

Blackrock Fire Station. #4 3rd St, Zuni, NM 87327

Voter Convenience Center #11 Precincts 50, 54,

Red Rock Chapter House 79 Refuge Rock Rd #A, Gallup, NM

Voter Convenience Center #12 Precincts 9, 10 & 13

Crownpoint Elections Office Highway 9 & Chaco Blvd. Crownpoint NM

Voter Convenience Center #13

Thoreau Fire Station, 114 Highway 371 Thoreau, NM

Traditional Vote Centers (active on Election Day and operating as a VCC (Voter Convenience Center)

See Table 3 Precinct Precinct 1 Precinct 2 Precinct 3 Springs NM. Precinct 4 Springs NM Precinct 5, 67 Precinct 6, 68 Precinct 7 Brimhall, NM Precinct 8 Precinct 11 Precinct 12 Precinct 14 Precinct 15 Precinct 18 Precinct 19 Precinct 20 Precinct 22, 69 Precinct 23 Precinct 24 Precinct 25, 65 Precinct 26 Precinct 51 NM Precinct 52 Precinct 53 Precinct 57 Precinct 60 Precinct 61 Precinct 62


La Elección Primaria tendrá el propósito de permitir que el Partido Demócrata, el Partido Republicano y el Partido Libertario nominen candidatos para los siguientes cargos: See table 1 Table 1 PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Joseph R. Biden Lars Mapstead Marianne D. Williamson

ABSENTEE VOTING will be held at the McKinley County Clerk's Office, 207 W. Hill Ave., Gallup NM 87301, beginning Tuesday, May 7, 2024. The last day for the County Clerk to mail an absentee ballot to a voter is Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The last day the County Clerk's office will accept an absentee ballot for processing is Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Precinct Numbers

Que por la presente se convoca a una Elección Primaria, que se llevará a cabo en todo el Condado de McKinley, Estado de Nuevo México y en cada precinto del mismo, el día 4 de junio de 2024.

Precinct/Polling Place Numbers, and Address Red Lake Chapter House, 327A Walnut Ave, Navajo NM Navajo Estates Fire Station - 1-21 N La Bah Dr, Gallup NM Old Paths Baptist, Church Indian Route 54 Al lado de Pigeon Springs Housing, Pigeon Mexican Springs Chapter House - 18 miles north on 491, Navajo service Rte 30, Mexican Tohatchi Elementary School – 100 Ch'ooshgai Road Tohatchi NM Twin Lakes Elementary School - N HWY 491 Twin Lakes, NM Coyote Canyon Chapter House - 9 miles east of Highway 491, Navajo Rt 9 at mile marker 9, Standing Rock Chapter House- 22 millas, W Rte 9, Crownpoint, NM Whitehorse Lake Chapter House – HCR 79 Box 4069 Cuba, NM Ojo Encino Chapter House – Star Lake Road, Ojo Encino, NM Baca Chapter House - 22 A Pillow Crest Rd, Prewitt NM Smith Lake Chapter House - 1299 Hwy 371, Smith Lake, NM Ft. Wingate Fire Station - 290 McGaffey Lake Road Ft. Wingate, NM Catherine A Miller Elementary School– Challenger Road, Churchrock, NM Rock Springs Chapter House - E Rock Spring Rd, YahTaHey, NM Manuelito's Chapter House – 26 Hunters Point Rd, Manuelito, NM Pinedale Chapter House - 523 Hwy N 11-49 Churchrock, NM Bááhááli Chapter House – 190 Rodeo Rd, Vanderwagon, NM David Skeet Elementary School - Route 45 Jones Ranch Road, Vanderwagen, NM Ramah Fire Station – #4 Tietjen Ave. Ramah, NM Mariano Lake Chapter House Adm., Bldg – 237A Mariano Lake Loop Dr. Mariano Lake, Whispering Cedars Fire Station - 40 Whispering Cedars Rd, Jamestown NM Iyanbito Chapter House - 211 A Suite 21a Yanbet Rd, FT. Wingate NM Tsayatoh Multi-Complex Building - 82A West Tseyatoh Rd., NM Becenti Chapter House, Sr 7009 y NM-371, Crownpoint, NM Nahodishgish Chapter House - West Navajo Rt. 9, Crownpoint NM Pueblo Pintado Fire Station–Navajo Route 9, Mile Marker 76, Pueblo Pintado, NM

Precinct 71

Casamero Lake Chapter - 1037A Count Rd 19, Prewitt NM

Precinct 71

Casamero Lake Chapter - 1037A Count Rd 19, Prewitt NM

TO BE ELIGIBLE to vote in the upcoming primary election, a qualified voter must be registered by May 7, 2024. However, a qualified voter may register to vote or update an existing registration certificate at the County Clerk's TO BEduring ELIGIBLE vote in thedays upcoming primary election,May a qualified must be registered office regulartohours and of operation beginning 7, 2024voter through June 1, 2024. by May 7, 2024. However, a qualified voter may register to vote or update an existing registration certificate at the County Clerk's office duringvoter regular andtodays May 7, 2024certificate through June 2024. Clerk's Office and A qualified mayhours register voteoforoperation update anbeginning existing registration at the1,County all Alternate Early Voting sites during regular hours and days of operation beginning May 18, 2024 through June 1, A qualified voter may register to vote or update an existing registration certificate at the County Clerk's Office and 2024. all Alternate Early Voting sites during regular hours and days of operation beginning May 18, 2024 through June 1, 2024. A qualified voter may also register to vote on Election Day, June 4, 2024, at any of McKinley County's 41 Voting Convenience Centers between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. A qualified voter may also register to vote on Election Day, June 4, 2024, at any of McKinley County's 41 Voting Convenience Centers between 7:001-4-5.7E, a.m. anda7:00 Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section voterp.m. associated with a major party (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian) may not change party affiliation by updating an existing registration certificate or registering to vote at Pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 1-4-5.7E, voter associated an early voting site or polling place during aaPrimary Election.with a major party (Democrat, Republican, Libertarian) may not change party affiliation by updating an existing registration certificate or registering to vote at an earlyinvoting sitehandwriting or polling place during a Primary Election. Issued my own and seal on the 17th day of the month of May, 2024. Issued in my handwriting and seal on the 17th day of the month of May, 2024. Jacqueline K.own Sloan Jacqueline K. Sloan Jacqueline K. SloanClerk McKinley County Jacqueline K. Sloan McKinley Clerk Published: County Gallup Sun May 24, 2024 Published: Gallup Sun May *** 24, 2024 *** ELECCIONES GENERALES 2022 AVISO DE ELECCIÓN ELECCIONES GENERALES 2022 AVISO DE ELECCIÓN De conformidad con las Secciones 1-11-1 a 1-11-3 de 1978, yo, Jacqueline K. Sloan, Secretaria del Condado de McKinley, del Estado de Nuevo México, en virtud de la autoridad que me ha sido conferida, por la presente emito lo De conformidad con las Secciones 1-11-1 a 1-11-3 de 1978, yo, Jacqueline K. Sloan, Secretaria del Condado de siguiente: McKinley, del Estado de Nuevo México, en virtud de la autoridad que me ha sido conferida, por la presente emito lo siguiente: Que por la presente se convoca a una Elección Primaria, que se llevará a cabo en todo el Condado de McKinley, Estado de Nuevo México y en cada precinto del mismo, el día 4 de junio de 2024. Que por la presente se convoca a una Elección Primaria, que se llevará a cabo en todo el Condado de McKinley, Estado de Nuevo México y en precinto del mismo, 4 de Demócrata, junio de 2024. La Elección Primaria tendrá el cada propósito de permitir queel eldía Partido el Partido Republicano y el Partido Libertario nominen candidatos para los siguientes cargos: See table 1 La Elección Primaria tendrá el propósito de permitir que el Partido Demócrata, el Partido Republicano y el Partido Libertario Table 1 nominen candidatos para los siguientes cargos: See table 1 PRESIDENTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Table 1 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Candidatos republicanos PRESIDENTE UNIDOS Joseph R. BidenDE LOS ESTADOS Lars Mapstead Chris Christie Candidatos Candidatos libertarios Candidatos Marianne D. demócratas Williamson Nikki Haley republicanos Joseph R. Biden Lars Mapstead Chris Vivek Christie Ramaswamy Marianne D. Williamson Nikki DonaldHaley J. Trump

SENADOR DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Martín Heinrich

Candidatos republicanos Chris Christie Nikki Haley Vivek Ramaswamy Donald J. Trump

Candidatos republicanos En el Louise Domenic


Candidatos demócratas Melanie Ann Stansbury

Candidatos libertarios

Candidatos republicanos Louie Sánchez Steve Jones

REPRESENTANTE DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DISTRITO 2 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Gabriel Vasquez

Candidatos republicanos Yvette Herrell

REPRESENTANTE DE LOS ESTATAL UNIDOS DISTRITO 3 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Teresa Leger Fernández

Candidatos republicanos Sharon E Clahchischilliage

DISTRITO 3 DEL SENADO ESTATAL Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Sherylene M Yazzie Shannon Dawn Pinto DISTRITO 4 DEL SENADO ESTATAL Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Keith Edwad Hilllock George K Muñoz DISTRITO 22 DEL SENADO ESTATAL Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Benny Shendo Jr DISTRITO 30 DEL SENADO ESTATAL Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Ángel M Charley Clemente Sánchez REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL DISTRITO 5 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Doreen Wonda Johnson REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL DISTRITO 6 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Eliseo Lee Alcón Priscilla Benally Daniel J Torrez REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL DISTRITO 9 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Patricia "Patty" y Lundstrom Cristóbal Brian Hudson Arval Todd McCabe REPRESENTANTE ESTATAL DISTRITO 69 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Michelle P Abeyta Harry García Stanley E Michael

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos Paul L. Spencer

Candidatos republicanos

Candidatos republicanos

JUEZ DEL TRIBUNAL DEL 11º DISTRITO JUDICIAL, DIVISIÓN 7 Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Candidatos republicanos Douglas W Decker

11ª DIVISIÓN DE ABOGADOS DE LA CIRCUNSCRIPCIÓN JUDICIAL 2ª Candidatos libertarios Candidatos republicanos 11ª DIVISIÓNdemócratas DE ABOGADOS DECandidatos LA CIRCUNSCRIPCIÓN JUDICIAL 2ª Bernadine Martín Candidatos demócratas Candidatos libertarios Candidatos republicanos Grant Birtcher Bernadine Martín Grant Birtcher SECRETARIO DEL CONDADO Candidatos demócratas SECRETARIO DEL CONDADO Verdie J Martínez Candidatos demócratas Jacqueline Katherine Sloan Verdie J Martínez Jacqueline Katherine Sloan TESORERO DEL CONDADO Candidatos demócratas TESORERO DEL CONDADO Charles Longdemócratas Candidatos Carlo Bowman-Mosquete Charles Long

Candidatos libertarios Candidatos libertarios

Candidatos libertarios Candidatos libertarios

Carlo Bowman-Mosquete COMISIÓN DEL CONDADO – DISTRITO 3 Candidatos DEL demócratas Candidatos COMISIÓN CONDADO – DISTRITO 3 libertarios Georgene M.demócratas Galanis-Dimas Candidatos Candidatos libertarios Robert B Baca Georgene M. Galanis-Dimas

Candidatos republicanos Jason Tom Joe Candidatos republicanos Jason Tom Joe

Candidatos republicanos Marcos Benedict Macik Candidatos republicanos Marcos Benedict Macik

Candidatos republicanos Candidatos republicanos

Robert B Baca Que el día de la Elección Primaria, el 4 de junio de 2024, las urnas de precinto abrirán a las 7:00 a.m. y cerrarán a las 7:00 p.m. Que el día de la Elección Primaria, el 4 de junio de 2024, las urnas de precinto abrirán a las 7:00 a.m. y cerrarán a

las 7:00 p.m. La VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA se llevará a cabo en la Oficina del Secretario del Condado de McKinley, 207 W. Hill Ave., Room 100, Gallup NM se 87301, a partir 7 de del mayo de 2023del durante el horario comercial La VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA llevará a cabodelenmartes la Oficina Secretario Condado de McKinley, 207 W. habitual, 8:00 100, a. m.Gallup a 5:00 NM p. m.,87301, de lunes a viernes y el último sábado de junio de 2024 de 10:00 a. m. a 6:00 p. Hill Ave.,de Room a partir del martes 7 de mayo de12023 durante el horario comercial m. habitual, de 8:00 a. m. a 5:00 p. m., de lunes a viernes y el último sábado 1 de junio de 2024 de 10:00 a. m. a 6:00 p. m. La VOTACIÓN EN AUSENCIA se llevará a cabo en la Oficina del Secretario del Condado de McKinley, 207 W. HillVOTACIÓN Ave., Gallup EN NMAUSENCIA 87301, a partir del martes 7 deenmayo de 2024. El último día que eldeSecretario del207 W. La se llevará a cabo la Oficina del Secretario del para Condado McKinley, Condado porNM correo unaaboleta en ausencia votanteElesúltimo el martes deque mayo de 2024. El Hill Ave.,envíe Gallup 87301, partir de delvoto martes 7 de mayoa un de 2024. día 21 para el Secretario delúltimo día en queenvíe la oficina del Secretario deldeCondado dees voto ausente21para su procesamiento el Condado por correo una boleta voto en aceptará ausencia una a unboleta votante el martes de mayo de 2024. El es último martes 4 delajunio de del 2024 a las 7 p.m. día en que oficina Secretario del Condado aceptará una boleta de voto ausente para su procesamiento es el martes 4 de junio de 2024 a las 7 p.m. La VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA EN LUGARES ALTERNOS comenzará el sábado 18 de mayo de 2024 y finalizará el sábado 1 de junio de 2024. Las ubicaciones y horarios alternativos son los18siguientes: La VOTACIÓN ANTICIPADA EN LUGARES ALTERNOS comenzará el sábado de mayo de 2024 y finalizará el sábado 1 de junio de 2024. Las ubicaciones y horarios alternativos son los siguientes: Estación de bomberos de Thoreau - 114 Hwy 371, Thoreau, Nuevo México Martes viernes: 9:00am – 5:00pm- 114 Hwy 371, Thoreau, Nuevo México Estacióna de bomberos de Thoreau Martes a viernes: 9:00am – 5:00pm Edificio Tribal Zuni – 1203 B State Highway 53, Zuni Nuevo México Martes aTribal sábado: 9:00am – 5:00pm Edificio Zuni – 1203 B State Highway 53, Zuni Nuevo México

Martes a sábado: 9:00am – 5:00pm Oficina de Elecciones de Crownpoint - Intersección de la autopista 9 y Chaco Blvd, Crownpoint NM Martes adesábado: 9:00am – 5:00pm - Intersección de la autopista 9 y Chaco Blvd, Crownpoint NM Oficina Elecciones de Crownpoint Martes a sábado: 9:00am – 5:00pm Rio West Mall - 1300 West I-40 Frontage Road, Gallup, NM 87301 Martes a viernes: del mediodía las 8:00 p.m. Sábados 10:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. Rio West Mall - 1300 West I-40aFrontage Road, Gallup,de NM 87301

Martes a viernes: del mediodía a las 8:00 p.m. Sábados de 10:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. Twin Lakes Chapter House - State Hwy 491, Mile Marker 13 Twin Lakes, Nuevo México LunesLakes a viernes: 8:00am – 5:00pm Twin Chapter House - State Hwy 491, Mile Marker 13 Twin Lakes, Nuevo México Lunes a viernes: 8:00am – 5:00pm Sala Capitular de Manuelito – 6 Hunters Point Rd Manuelito NM Lunes a viernes: – 5:00pm Sala Capitular de8:00am Manuelito – 6 Hunters Point Rd Manuelito NM

Lunes a viernes: 8:00am – 5:00pm ADEMÁS SE ORDENA que el día de las elecciones, el 4 de junio de 2024, el horario de atención sea de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. en siguientesque ubicaciones de elecciones, los centros de de votación: Seede Table 2 sea de 7:00 a.m. a ADEMÁS SElasORDENA el día de las el 4conveniencia de junio de 2024, el horario atención

7:00 p.m. en las siguientes ubicaciones de los centros de conveniencia de votación: See Table 2 Table 2 CENTROS DE CONVENIENCIA PARA VOTAR Números de Precinto

Precinto/Lugar de Votación y Dirección

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #1 Precintos 41, 42 y 43

Estación de Bomberos de Southside 1800 S. 2nd Street Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #2 Precinto 21, 36 y 38

Estación de Bomberos Northside 911 West Lincoln Street Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #3 Precintos 47, 48, 49, 55, 63 y 70

Estación de Bomberos Eastside 3700 Churchrock Street Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #4 Precintos 31, 32 y 58

Estación de Bomberos Westside 707 Rico Street Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #5 Precintos 37, 39, 40 y 59

Rotonda del Palacio de Justicia del Condado de McKinley 207 W. Hill Ave.Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #6 Precintos 33 y 34

Rio West Mall 1300 W. 1-40 Frontage Road Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #7 Precintos 44, 45, 46 y 56

UNM Gallup Branch Gymnasium 705 Gurley Ave. Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #8 Precintos 35

Centro Recreativo Larry Brian Mitchell 700 Montoya Blvd. Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #9 Precintos 27, 29, 30, 64 y 66

Edificio Tribal Zuni 1203B State Hwy. 53 Zuni, NM 87327

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #10 Precintos 28 Estación de


bomberos de Blackrock, Zuni, NM #4 3rd St.87327

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #5 Precintos 37, 39, 40 y 59

Rotonda del Palacio de Justicia del Condado de McKinley 207 W. Hill Ave.Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #6 Precintos 33 y 34

Rio West Mall 1300 W. 1-40 Frontage Road Gallup, NM 87301

CLASSIFIEDS Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #7 Precintos 44, 45, 46 y 56

UNM Gallup Branch Gymnasium 705 Gurley Ave. Gallup, NM 87301

CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGEpara B6 Centro de Conveniencia Votantes #8 Centro Recreativo Larry Brian Mitchell Precintos 35

700 Montoya Blvd. Gallup, NM 87301

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #9 Precintos 27, 29, 30, 64 y 66 Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #10 Precintos 28 Estación de

Edificio Tribal Zuni 1203B State Hwy. 53 Zuni, NM 87327

Centro de Conveniencia para el Votante #12 Oficina Electoral de Crownpoint Precintos 9, 10 y 13 Autopista 9 y Chaco Blvd. Crownpoint NM Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #13 Estación de Bomberos Thoreau, 114 Highway 371 Thoreau, NM (Table end here) Centros de Votación Tradicionales (activos el día de las elecciones y que funcionan como un VCC (centro de conveniencia para votantes) See table 3

Precinto 1

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bomberos de Blackrock, Zuni, NM #4 3rd St.87327

Centro de Conveniencia para Votantes #11 Red Rock Chapter House Precintos 50, 54, 79 Refuge Rock Rd #A, Gallup, NM

Table 3 Números de Precinto

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Precinto/Lugar de Votación y Dirección make into a table (start here) Red Lake Chapter House, 327A Walnut Ave, Navajo NM

Precinto 2 Estación de Bomberos de Navajo Estates - 1-21 N La Bah Dr, Gallup NM Precinto 3 Old Paths Baptist, Church Indian Route 54 Al lado de Pigeon Springs Housing, Pigeon Precinto 2 Estación de Bomberos de Navajo Estates - 1-21 N La Bah Dr, Gallup NM Springs NM. Precinto 43 Old PathsSprings Baptist,Chapter ChurchHouse Indian-Route 54 Al SpringsNavajo Housing, Precinto Mexican 18 millas al lado nortedeenPigeon 491, servicio RtePigeon 30, Mexican Springs NM NM. Springs Precinto 5, 4 67 Mexican Springs Chapter 18 millas alRoad norteTohatchi en 491, servicio Navajo Rte 30, Mexican Precinto Escuela Primaria TohatchiHouse – 100-Ch'ooshgai NM Springs NM Precinto 6, 68 Escuela Primaria Twin Lakes - N HWY 491 Twin Lakes, NM Precinto 75, 67 EscuelaCanyon Primaria Tohatchi – 100 Road NM491, Navajo Rt 9 en el Precinto Coyote Chapter House - 9Ch'ooshgai millas al este de Tohatchi la autopista Precinto 6, 68 de milla 9, Escuela Primaria marcador Brimhall, NM Twin Lakes - N HWY 491 Twin Lakes, NM Precinto 87 Coyote Canyon ChapterHouse House--22 9 millas autopista 491, Precinto Standing Rock Chapter millas,alWeste Rtede9,laCrownpoint, NMNavajo Rt 9 en el marcador11 de millaWhitehorse 9, Brimhall,Lake NM Chapter House – HCR 79 Box 4069 Cuba, NM Precinto Precinto 12 8 Standing Rockde Chapter House–-Star 22 millas, W RteOjo 9, Crownpoint, Precinto Sala Capitular Ojo Encino Lake Road, Encino, NM NM Precinto 14 11 Whitehorse Lake – HCR 79 Rd, BoxPrewitt 4069 Cuba, Precinto Sala Capitular de Chapter Baca - 22House A Pillow Crest NM NM Precinto 15 12 Sala Capitular de OjoHouse Encino – StarHwy Lake371, Road, OjoLake, Encino, Precinto Smith Lake Chapter - 1299 Smith NMNM Precinto 18 14 SalaEstación Capitular Baca - 22deAWingate Pillow Crest Prewitt Lake NM Road Ft. Wingate, NM Precinto Ft. dede Bomberos - 290Rd, McGaffey Precinto 19 15 Smith Lake Chapter House -A1299 Hwy 371, SmithRoad, Lake,Churchrock, NM Precinto Escuela Primaria Catherine Miller – Challenger NM Precinto 20 18 Ft. Estación Bomberos de Wingate 290 McGaffey Lake Road Precinto Rock SpringsdeChapter House - E Rock-Spring Rd, YahTaHey, NM Ft. Wingate, NM Precinto 19 Escuela Primaria Catherine A Miller – Challenger Road, Churchrock, Precinto 22, 69 Sala Capitular de Manuelito – 26 Hunters Point Rd, Manuelito, NM NM Precinto 23 20 Rock Springs Chapter House E Rock SpringChurchrock, Rd, YahTaHey, Precinto Pinedale Chapter House - 523-Hwy N 11-49 NM NM Precinto 24 22, 69 SalaCapitular CapitularBááhááli de Manuelito 26 Hunters Point Rd, Manuelito, Precinto Sala – 190–Rodeo Rd, Vanderwagon, NM NM Precinto 25, 23 65 Pinedale Chapter House 523 Hwy 11-49 Churchrock, NMVanderwagen, NM Precinto Escuela Primaria David -Skeet - RutaN45 Jones Ranch Road, Precinto 26 24 Sala Capitular BááhááliRamah – 190 Rodeo Rd, Vanderwagon, Precinto Estación de Bomberos – #4 Tietjen Ave. Ramah, NM NM Precinto 51 25, 65 Escuela Primaria DavidHouse SkeetAdm., - RutaBldg 45 Jones Ranch Road, Vanderwagen, Precinto Mariano Lake Chapter – 237A Mariano Lake Loop Dr.NM Mariano Lake, Precinto 26 Estación de Bomberos Ramah – #4 Tietjen Ave. Ramah, NM NM Precinto 51 Mariano Lake Chapter House Adm., Bldg – 237A Mariano Lake Loop Dr. Mariano Lake, Precinto 52 Estación de bomberos de Whispering Cedars - 40 Whispering Cedars Rd, Jamestown NM NM Presinkt 53 Yanbet Chapter House - 2111 A Suite 21a Yanbet Rd, FT. Wingate NM Precinto 57 52 Estaciónde deComplejo bomberosMúltiple de Whispering Cedars Whispering Rd, Jamestown NM Precinto Edificio Tsayatoh - 82A- 40 West Tseyatoh Cedars Rd., NM Presinkt 53 Yanbet 2111 A Suite 21a Yanbet Rd, FT. NM Wingate NM Precinto 60 BecentiChapter ChapterHouse House,- Sr 7009 y NM-371, Crownpoint, Precinto 61 57 Edificio de Complejo Múltiple Tsayatoh - 82A Tseyatoh Rd., Precinto Sala Capitular Nahodishgish - West Navajo Rt. West 9, Crownpoint NM NM Precinto 62 60 BecentiPintado ChapterFire House, Sr 7009 y NM-371, Precinct Pueblo Station–Navajo Route 9,Crownpoint, Mile MarkerNM 76, Pueblo Pintado, NM Precinto 71 61 Sala Capitular - West Navajo Rt. Rd 9, Crownpoint NM Precinto Casamero LakeNahodishgish Chapter House - 1037A Count 19, Prewitt NM Precinct 62 Pueblo Pintado Fire Station–Navajo Route 9, Mile Marker 76, Pueblo Pintado, NM Precintoend 71 here) Casamero Lake Chapter House - 1037A Count Rd 19, Prewitt NM (Table (Table SER end here) PARA ELEGIBLE para votar en las próximas elecciones primarias, un elector calificado debe estar registrado antes del 7 de mayo de 2024. 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Secretario del Condado y en todos los sitios de Votación Anticipada Alternativa durante el horario y los días Un electordecalificado registrarse votar actualizar registro existente en la Oficina del regulares operaciónpuede a partir del 18 depara mayo de o2024 hasta elun1 certificado de junio dede 2024. Secretario del Condado y en todos los sitios de Votación Anticipada Alternativa durante el horario y los días regulares operacióntambién a partirpuede del 18registrarse de mayo de 2024 hasta el 1de delas junio de 2024.el 4 de junio de 2024, en Un electordecalificado para votar el día elecciones,

cualquiera de los 41 centros de conveniencia de votación del condado de McKinley entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 Un elector calificado también puede registrarse para votar el día de las elecciones, el 4 de junio de 2024, en p.m. cualquiera de los 41 centros de conveniencia de votación del condado de McKinley entre las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m.conformidad con la NMSA 1978, Sección 1-4-5.7E, un votante asociado con un partido principal (Demócrata, De

Republicano, Libertario) no podrá cambiar de afiliación partidista al actualizar un certificado de registro existente o De conformidad con la Secciónanticipada 1-4-5.7E, ounlugar votante asociadodurante con un una partido principal (Demócrata, registrarse para votar enNMSA un sitio1978, de votación de votación Elección Primaria. Republicano, Libertario) no podrá cambiar de afiliación partidista al actualizar un certificado de registro existente o registrarse para un sitio de votación o lugar de votación Emitido bajo mivotar puñoen y letra y sello a los 17 anticipada días del mes de mayo de 2024.durante una Elección Primaria. Emitido bajo mi puño y letra y sello a los 17 días del mes de mayo de 2024. Jaqueline K. Sloan Jaqueline K. Sloan Jaqueline K. Secretario delSloan Condado de McKinley Jaqueline K. Sloan Secretario del Condado Published: Gallup Sun de McKinley

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xecutive Director of New Mex ico Fou nd a t ion for Open Governments The mission of the New Mexico Foundation of Open Gover n ment includes advocating, educating and litigating to help New Mexicans vindicate their rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution. Freedom of the press is one of the hallmarks of American democracy and is enshrined as one of the five freedoms in the First Amendment – freedom of press, freedom of assembly, freedom of petition, freedom of religion and freedom of speech. This

is not just an opinion; it is the law. The Constitution recognizes the right (and duty) of the press to report all news. Arresting journalists for reporting the news is blatantly unconstitutional. T he U N M Pol ice Department should drop the charges immediately. The officers involved either knew the arrests were unconstitutional and proceeded anyway or do not realize their actions are completely indefensible under the First Amendment. Our democracy hangs by a thread. It requires constant vigilance, well informed citizens and a robust press. It i s p a r t ic u l a r l y

Executive Director of New Mexico Foundation for Open Governments Melanie J. Majors i m p or t a nt for F O G, reporters, good government officials, media outlets and private citizens to unite and support reporters who become the target of such odious practices. This solidarity is necessary because another reporter may become the next target – a detriment to us all.

Pretrial supervision records are public records By Melanie J. Majors


xecutive Director of New Mex ico Fou nd at ion for Open Governments T h e Ne w M e x i c o Fou ndation for Open Government agrees with Attorney General Raul Torrez’s assessment that the Second Judicial District Court violated the Inspection of Public Records Act when it failed to provide records to KRQE-TV 13 Reporter L a r r y Ba rker a nd KOB-TV 4 Reporter Ryan Laughlin. The Court’s denial of the reporters’ requests to inspect records related to GPS alerts and other documents in possession of the Court’s Pretrial Services Division jeopardizes the public’s right to access to information regarding PTS, a division

of the Court, which is funded through public tax dollars. FOG supports NMDOJ’s action against t he S e cond Jud ic i a l District Court to enforce IPRA, because the court cannot shield its records from public inspection unless the records fit within a lawful exemption. The requested PTS records do not fall under any of the enumerated exceptions to public disclosure under IPRA, and FOG agrees with the Attorney Genera l that the Second Judicial District Cour t has improperly denied access to its public records. If the Court denies the media and the public access to basic information about PTS and criminal defendants’ compliance on pretrial relea se, how ca n the

public trust the system i s work i ng? T he court’s withholding of these records is damaging to the public’s trust in the Court’s ability to effectively supervise pretrial criminal defendants. The Attorney General’s legal action is a step toward increasing the public’s confidence by fighting for the public’s right to k now. O pen nes s a nd accountability are the cor nerstones of good government. As an advocate for transparency in government, FOG’s mission is to defend the public’s right to know and to educate citizens and government agencies about their rights andresponsibilities under New Mexico’s open-meetings and open-records laws. For any questions or concerns regarding IPRA or the OMA, you can contact NMFOG at 1 -505-764-3750.



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s we celebrate the start of summer this Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, let’s also take this time to honor the memory of those who have sacrificed for our freedom and served our nation with courage and dedication. Let’s dust off our grills and fire up the charcoal and shake things up with a twist on the traditional barbecue fare. While we often associate the grill with savory meats and veggies, why not indulge in the sweet side of grilling with desserts featuring grilled fruits? Why grilled desserts, you ask? Besides the fun factor, there’s something delightful about caramelizing fresh fruit on the grill. It enhances their natural sweetness, making for a practically virtuous indulgence packed with health benefits. Now, let’s dive into the pièce de résistance: the Grilled Mixed Fruit Sundae. Imagine this: the aroma of caramelized banana, strawberry and pineapple wafting through the air, creamy vanilla ice cream melting in the bowl, topped with homemade caramel sauce. Grilled Mixed Fruit Sundae Yield: 6 servings Total Time: 25 minutes 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Grilled Fruit Salad 3 tablespoons firmly pa cked brow n suga r. Divided 4 bananas, cut in half lengthweise keeping in peel 1 fresh pi neapple, peeled, cored, and sliced into rings, ¾-inch thick 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 16 ounces fresh strawberries, tops removed A pinch of flaky salt Vanilla ice cream for serving Preheat your grill to medium-low heat a nd wipe the grill grates with oil, or spray with cooking spray. If you’re using bamboo skewers, soak them in water at least 30 minutes before use. Alternatively, you can use a grill basket for all the fruit. In a small bowl, mix warm, melted butter and 2 tablespoons brown sugar until sugar dissolves. Brush this mixture onto halved bananas and pineapple rings. In another small bowl mix balsamic vinegar with brown sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Dip the strawberries in the balsamic and brown sugar mixture. Place the strawberries on skewers.

Grill the bananas and pineapple rings for about 3 minutes on each side, or until grill marks develop. Remove them from the grill and set aside, keeping them warm. Then put the strawberry skewers on the grill, cooking for about 2 minutes on each side until hot and slightly tender. To assemble the sundaes: Remove the peel from the bananas, roughly chop then divide all the grilled fruit between 6 to 8 sundae cups. To take this over the top, add a little sprinkle of salt to intensify the complex flavors of the caramelized sugars. Top each serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with syrup, and a sprinkle of chopped nuts and coconut, if desired. As we celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, let’s embrace both abundant joy and sweet remembrance. Lifestyle expert Patti Dia mond is t he penny-pinching, party-planning, recipe developer and content creator of the website Divas On A Dime -- Where Frugal, Meets Fabulous! Visit Patti at and join the conversation on Facebook at DivasOnADimeDotCom. Email Patti at divapatti@ (c) 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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

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!

and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/or projects. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.





6:30 pm @ various sites

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.

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 25

GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET 9 am - 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. SUNDAY, MAY 26 MONDAY, MAY 27


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

6 pm @ City Council Chambers, Gallup City Hall (110 W. Aztec Ave.). Council logo.jpg

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

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 29

PAINT-ALONG: WOODLAND MUSHROOMS 6 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Have a creative night out! Registration is $35 a person, and space is limited. Register at paint-sip.

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

OPEN MAKERSPACE TIME 4 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). OFPL’s MakerSpace is a collaborative work space for making, learning,

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

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 30

UNDERSTANDING THE LAW 5 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Attorney David Eason presents the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, aka the Bill of Rights. Email tmoe@ or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

CRAFTY KIDS 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Have fun outside while designing your own shadow art and chase them in the sun!For more information email: or call (505) 863-1291.


COMMUNITY CLEAN UP 8 am - 4 pm @ the corner of North Ninth Street and Jefferson Avenue. THURSDAY, JUNE 6


HELLOTECH- HELP WITH YOUR TECHNOLOGY 11 am - 1 pm @ the Northside Senior Center (607 N. Fourth St.). OFPL staff will be available to provide individual technology assistance. They can help you learn about your electronic devices so that you feel more confident using them! FRIDAY, JUNE 7

CAMPFIRE TREATS FOR TEENS 2 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL and Chef Sheila Begay of the NTU Culinary Department to learn fun tricks to cooking outdoors and discover how to make fun and easy recipes for your next adventure. All supplies will be provided. Class is limited to 20 participants. SATURDAY JUNE 8


NAVAJO RUG WEAVING 10 am @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding

ARTIST INC EXPRESS 10 am - 3 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.).

SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY @ ARTSCRAWL 7 pm - 9 pm. Bring the family and have some fun while

learning about summer reading and awesome upcoming events at the library! All ages are invited to play giant games, investigate ¡Explora! STEM activities, sing Karaoke songs, and enjoy popsicles!

MAKERSPACE @ ARTSCRAWL 7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Kick off OFPL’s summer reading program “Adventure Begins at Your Local Library” by creating adventure-themed buttons, papercraft Indiana Jones fedoras, and canvas heatpress treasure maps! For more information, call (505) 863-1291.

ONGOING ADVENTURE BEGINS AT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY: SUMMER READING REGISTRATION Calling all adventurers: registration for OFPL’s summer reading program is now open! The first 200 people to register will receive a free tote bag! Register in-person at the Children & Youth Library, Main Library or at For more information, call (505) 863-1291.

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

GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIPS Gallup Career Academy is an OFPL MakerSpace and Grow With Google partnership. Designed to help employees get the skills they need to grow in their careers. Average starting salaries of $63,600 per year. There is no limit to how many courses you can complete or certificates

that you can earn. OFPL will support and guide six cohorts in 2024 with a maximum of 25 members in each cohort. The application deadline for the Summer 2024 Cohort is June 15. Contact tmoe@gallupnm. gov or rlasiloo@gallupnm. gov for more information.

WE READ WE TALK BOOK CLUB 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 or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

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

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

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