Gallup Sun ● July 5, 2024

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WildThing organizer Larry Peterson praised the mix of local favorite riders and national contenders t hat gather at Red Rock Park. Photo Credit: Becenti Photography

By Cody Begaye Contributing Editor


ny event must be doing something right if it happens just about every year for over 30 years. It has to be worth putting on from a financial standpoint and be something that draws crowds ever y yea r. It should find ways to pull previous visitors back as well as welcome new guests for the first time. W i l d T h i n g Championship Bullriding certainly hits both of those marks. The event proudly proclaimed the “Number One Open Bullriding in the Southwest” is upon Gallup once more. This year’s show, which runs from July 12-13, will electrify guests at Red Rock Park for the 31st time. Organizer Larry Peterson told the Sun he knows the expectations for WildThing remain high, but he also knows that the crew is working tirelessly to match them. “We’re all working real hard on it,” Peterson said. “We’re going to have a big strong show like we always do. There’ll be a lot of fun enter ta inment for the crowd.” BULLS & RIDERS There is also a packed slate of entertainment at WildThing, but the main draw for 31 years has been guests seeing some of the best riders from both the region and nation match up against some of the toughest bulls on the scene. “We have a little change with the stock this year,” Peterson said. “4B Bucking Bowls is our main contractor. We have Flying S out of Texas bringing bulls. And we have [PBR World Champion] Owen Wa shbu r n br i ng i ng a trailer load of bulls.” Peterson explained these are all some of the top contractors in the country who have taken their bulls to PBR events

as well as other pro rodeo shows. “These bulls are born to buck. They start out in breeding programs, they’re fed very well, they get exercised,” Peterson said. “They are some of the best in the country, you can see them in some of the big PBR shows on T.V..” As for the riders, entries for WildThing happened on June 26. A full list of riders was not available at press time, but Peterson said fans can expect a mixture of local favorites as well as national contenders. “We have our riders coming from all over the country,” he explained. “Some come from Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, some of the top Navajo riders. It’s a big mix coming in. They’re running at almost $30,000 in prize money with first place paying $10,000.” REST OF THE SLATE All the other WildThing staple events remain on the schedule this year, many of which are the result of WildThing’s sponsors. T here a re t he si x Champion Wooly Riders who, Peterson emphasized, all won their way in. On both nights the guests will get to watch the up-and-comers compete for their own top prize. Also on both nights i s t he crowd-favor ite Cowboy Poker. The daring game that has garnered increasing international attention has the players matching wits with both each other in a game of cards as well as the large bull that circles them the whole time. Then of course, one of the biggest draws is the fireworks spectacular that lights up the skies over Red Rock Park. It’s all part of the experience at WildThing. “There’s going to be lots of great music playing throughout and we have the pre-enter tainment

WildThing Championship Bullriding has been bringing the thunder to Gallup for over 30 years. This year’s show is set for July 12-13. Photo Credit: Becenti Photography where we involve the crowd,” Peterson said. “We have three people drawing ticket stubs each night where they compete to win a 55-inch TV donated from Castle Furniture.” A COMMUNITY EVENT A n event of t h is magnitude requires the assistance of sponsors, many of which are highlighted in the flyers posted around Gallup. The list includes Gallup Propane Company, LAM Cor poration, Pinnacle Bank, Jiffy Lube, Laroc Inc., Rico Auto Complex, Maver ik, Thu nderbird Supply Company, Walmart, Boot Barn, and many more. And as often stated i n each Su n prev iew, WildThing is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Manuelito Children’s Home, which provides parking and concessions at the show. “Because it’s their biggest [fundraiser], we want everyone to come out and support them,” Peterson said. This community support goes back to the idea of an event lasting as long as it does. Peterson said that when the crew was putting up the posters and flyers in late June, they could hear the excitement from the public. “They saw the posters and said ‘All right, all right, it’s WildThing!’ and ‘We’ve been waiting!’ We’ve gotten so many great comments on our Facebook posts,” Peterson said. “There is a lot of excitement and electricity out there already. People wait all year to get to go to WildThing again.” FINAL NOTES Just like last year, Peterson wants guests to remember several key points when they attend WildThing:  There are no ATMs onsite, and the cellular service is not good enough for card transactions. Guests are advised to bring cash

The riders compete for cash prizes that total $30,000, with $10,000 going to the winner. This draw has made WildThing the number one open bullriding in the southwest. Photo Credit: Becenti Photography WildThing offers a bevy of other entertainment, such as the Wooly Riders. This young man is one of six champions who won their way in previous shows. Photo Credit: Becenti Photography for parking, concessions, merchandise, etc.  Items such as coolers, folding chairs, and large bags are not permitted.  Bringing dogs and other pets is not advised. The large crowds and sounds from the show including the fireworks can upset the animals.  WildThing always has been and always will be a nonalcoholic show. Tickets go on sale July 1 at Castle Furniture, T&R C-Store, and T&R Feed. Advance tickets for adults run $25 for July 12 and $30 for July 13, while child tickets are $8 for both days. The price at the gate will increase to $35 for adults and $10 for children. For more information on WildT hin g, including full ticket and sponsor information, visit their Facebook page at https://www. bullriding/.

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Movies celebrating the stars, stripes By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s the July 4th weekend, which mea ns that many will have four full days to sit back, relax and enjoy a movie or two. If you’re looking for something set during the Independence Day holiday, you have several options. I’m not sure if this is due to personal viewing habits, but it seems several titles that immediately popped into my head from the last 50 years are actually thrillers and chillers, using bright, patriotic backdrops as a contrast and way to explore darker themes.

Some films are incredible any time of year, but

Steven Spielberg’s iconic great white shark movie Jaws (1975) makes a powerful impact during the summer season. The mov ie fol lows A m it y I sla nd’s pol ice ch ief (played by Roy Scheider) trying to convince the mayor and officials that citizens and tourists are in danger from a predatory fish. It features a memor able sequence involving the shark raiding a beach and chowing on a boater’s leg during the Fourth of July.

The Brian De Palma thriller Blow Out (1981) stars John Travolta as a movie sound recordist who witnesses and gets audio of a political assassination, rescuing an escort from the scene

of the crime in the process. He uses the recording to try and identify what happened, drawing the attention of the killer (John Lithgow), who plots to cover up the crime and wipe them out. It all leads to a memorably dark finale set against the backdrop of a public celebration and fireworks. For some reason, the filmmakers chose to call the patriotic holiday in the film “Liberty Day,” but there is no mistaking that it’s intended to be Independence Day.

Silver Bullet (1985), based on the Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf follows the exploits of a werewolf and is set over an entire year. The film adaptation gets

cooking when the monthly slayings cause the town to cancel its Fourth of July celebrations. A paraplegic boy (Corey Haim) decides to sneak out and shoot off rockets in the night, coming face to face with the monster. The child, along with his sister (Megan Follows) and uncle (Gary Busey) end up facing off against the creature. It’s no masterpiece, but it does deliver some effective jolts and surprisingly engaging performances from its young leads.

At the end of the 1980s, there were two interesting dramas inspired by the holiday. Based upon a true story, Born on the Fourth of July (1989) from Oliver Stone (Platoon) features Tom Cruise as a man,

who as the title suggests, is inspired by his birth date to join the military. He ser ves during the Vietnam War, loses the use of his legs, and must deal with psychological trauma, as well as a lack of proper care and assistance from doctors and the public after returning home. The film earned several Academy Award nominations and won for Best Director and Best Editing (Driving Miss Daisy ended up taking home Best Picture).

Mi s s F ir e c r a c k e r (1989) stars Holly Hunter as a tomboy from a crazy family who decides to compete in a beaut y pageant. She hopes that winning will gain her notoriety and help her

leave town for good. The impressive cast of this enjoyably quirky effort includes Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard and Scott Glenn.

C a p e Fe a r (19 91) is a masterful remake from director Ma r tin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed) that uses Independence Day celebrations to generate incredible tension. The film involves a lawyer who despises his psychotic, illiterate client and allows him to go to jail on charges of rape. While in prison, the villain spends more than a decade studying law and, upon his release, uses legal means









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4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for July 5, 2024 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. The holiday means that it’s very quiet, but there are still a few new arrivals and some excellent older features. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors for a while, be sure to give one of these titles a try! BIG NEW RELEASES!

GREEN CITY LIFE: Docu ment a r y ent hu siasts may be intrigued by this effort from France. It examines issues like pollution facing our big cities. The filmmakers have traveled around to explore new advances in creating greener and cleaner cities of tomorrow. This includes urban farming and incorporating green spaces in, around and on top of buildings. Released in its homeland as La Belle Ville, the picture was released last year in its homeland. It appears that no one in North America has seen the movie yet and so there currently are no reviews available for it. Hopefully it is an inspiring

and helpful feature film. For the time being, this feature is only available on DVD. HOUSEK EEPING FOR BEGINNERS: This

foreign-language multinational co-production set in North Macedonia tells the story of a gay woman caring for a teenage daughter and child with her partner. She is diagnosed with a terminal illness and asks her significant other to care for them after she passes away. Despite never having wanted kids, the lady agrees and tries to move forward with the rebellious youths. Reviewers were extremely impressed by this drama. A few did find the drama overplayed and the characters brazen to the point that they had a difficult time relating to them. Everyone else thought it was a beautifully chaotic portrait of a family trying to find common ground and admired that it never resorted to overt sentimentality in its approach. It features Anamaria Marinca, Mia Mustafi, Dzada Selim, Alina Serban and Vladimir Tintor. K IDNA PPED: THE ABDUCTION OF

EDGARDO MORTARA: This biopic tells the story of a horrific crime perpetrated in 1858. In the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers raid a household and abduct a young boy. It seems that the child was secretly baptized by his nurse and thus taken by the church to be converted and receive a Catholic education. The parents fight vigorously to have their youngster returned to them, but face an uphill struggle. T h i s It a l ia n / F rench / German co-production was nominated for and won awards in Europe and was well-received by critics. A small number thought the presentation was ham-fisted and overthe-top, repeatedly repeating its message. Regardless, all others thought that it was an operatic but compelling story that effectively showed the horrific journey of a family to reunite. Some actually felt that the tale spanned so many years it would have benefitted from a longer running time. Paolo Pierobon, Fabrizio Gifuni, Barbara Ronchi and Fausto Russo Alesi headline the feature. BLASTS FROM THE PAST! While it isn’t a big week for new releases, you have a ton of options with older pictures. Pat Gar rett and Billy the Kid (1973) is also being released in a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo pack or as a standalone Blu-ray. This picture from Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs) stars James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Jason Robards. It’s a revisionist western following the final days of Pat

Christina Applegate, Steve Carrell, Paul Rudd and so many more familiar faces. You’ll get the theatrical cut in 4K with two additional Blu-rays containing the extended edition and the Wake Up, Ron Burgundy feature, along with all the bonuses from the previous big Blu-ray set.

Garrett and Billy the Kid. You’ll get two versions of the movie in 4K and a third preview cut in 2K, as well as a discussion with a film expert about the movie’s iconic soundtrack, a new documentary about the making of the feature, an archival interview with co-star Coburn, trailers and TV spots and an essay on the picture.

Film Masters is presenting the gritty western Kentucky Rifle (1955) on Blu-ray. It’s about a man taking rifles to California. W hen h i s s t a ge coa ch breaks down, his life is put in danger. You can a l so pick up We st e r n Stars (1938) from the same distributor. Lionsgate is releasing several titles as Walmart

exclusive Steelbooks. They include Angel Has Fallen (2019) in a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray package, as well as a Blu-ray of George A. Romero’s zombie movie Diary of the Dead (2007). The Sylvester Stallone Escape Plan series is getting a triple-feature Bluray Steelbook. And Saw X (2023) is getting a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray combo.

The hilarious comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, and Paramount are putting out the feature in a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray set. Set in the 1970s, it follows a blunt and politically incorrect news anchor and his team, who must come to terms with changing ideas when a talented female anchor arrives to co-host the nightly broadcast. It stars Will Ferrell,

Forrest Gump (1994) is bei ng given a 30th Anniversary Walmart exclusive Steelbook containing a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and two soundtrack CDs. With the exception of the music, the features look almost identical to previous 4K editions of the Best Picture-winning Tom Hanks drama.

It’s a busy, busy week for Shout! Factory. You can pick up a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Steelbook of the Oliver Stone satire Natural Born Killers (1994), presumably with the same extras as the distributor’s previous release of the picture. The same is true for the Keanu Reeves/Partick

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FOURTH OF JULY | FROM PAGE A4 to terrorize the attorney and his family, which includes a 15-year-old teenager (Juliette Lewis). The visually dynamic thriller features incredible performances from Nick Nolte and Robert De Niro (as the heavy), and details the threatening antagonist stalking the family though a July 4th parade and loitering on their property during a fireworks display.

T hose look i ng for something a little more family-friendly can’t go wrong with The Sandlot (1993), a charming period effort that has become more popular in the years since its original release. It follows a group of baseball-playing boys who have to deal with a fearsome dog living in the lot next to their playing field. A notable moment involves the kids playing a night game during the holiday with fireworks going off in the background.

Of course, one can’t w r ite a n a r ticle l ike this without noting the all-star science-fiction sma sh In d e pe n d e n ce Day (1996). The story mixes disaster mov ie tropes in an alien invasion story. It’s very silly and the climax, in which the heroes use a computer virus to try and save the Earth, makes even less sense today

than it did nearly 30 years ago. Still, it contains distinctive images (including the famous shot of the White House being blown to smithereens) and lots of action. If you’re brave, you could make an attempt at watching the ill-advised sequel, In de pe n de n ce Day 2: Resurgence (2016), but it’s probably best to forget that follow-up even exists. B -mov ie maverick William Lustig (the Maniac Cop series) made the indie horror picture Uncle Sam (1996) about a U.S. sergeant killed by friendly fire in Iraq. His body is returned home and he returns to life, stealing an Uncle Sam costume and brutally murdering locals. Iit is soon revealed the deceased was an abusive sociopath and used his position as a means to kill. For a low-budget slasher, the picture does offer a fine cast and interesting commentary, using patriotic American iconography in a creepy manner that emphasizes a dark side to patriotism and the military.

T h a t s a m e y e a r, the hit horror/comedy Scream reinvented the slasher film. One of those that followed was the stylish I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), which was from the very same screenwriter. The story involves a group of high school seniors fatally hitting a pedestrian with their car and hiding the body. After regrouping the following summer over the Fourth of July, they are hunted by a killer in a raincoat and hat who slays them with a hook. One of the main characters finds themselves trapped in an alley with a parade muf-

fling their cries for help. Act ion fa n s may recall that Live Free o r D i e Har d (2007), the fourth movie in the D ie Hard f r a nch i se, involved a cyberterrorist (Timothy Olyphant) shutting off power over the eastern seaboard during the Independence Day weekend. The heroic John McClane (Bruce Willis) tea ms w ith a computer hacker (Justin Long) to save the day. Not all of the CGI work in this sequel holds up, but the comic interplay and high-energy action scenes still make it an entertaining sequel and the last Die Hard movie

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(2013) is set over the same time frame and involves a low-level d r ug smuggler who hires a woman and a pair of troubled teens to play his family in an effort to deliver merchandise to a drug lord. So, while many of

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worth watching. Back on the indie horror front, The Bay (2012) is an effective found-footage tale from Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy). It’s about water-ba sed isopod s that mutate from human pol lut ion a nd i n fec t loca ls in a Ma r yla nd coastal town through their water. During the Fourth of July weekend, the government quarantines the area and those inside tr y to sur v ive and escape. If memory serves, the finale isn’t perfect, but the picture is atmospheric and one of the better efforts of its kind, offering some truly creepy moments.

Finally, the hit Jennifer Aniston /Jason Sudeikis comedy We’re the Millers

Swayze crime picture Point Break (1991), which is also appearing as a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray “Limited Edition” Steelbook (the packaging is the only difference from this version and the one released last December).

The entertaining cult comedy UHF (1989) from Weird Al Yankovic is being given a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray upgrade. If you haven’t seen it, the musician stars as a man who inherits a T.V. station and creates “unique” programming to compete with the major networks. The picture upgrade should be wonderful and the extras are the same as in the previous Shout! Blu-ray edition. You can make it a double-feature by purchasing Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2022) as a Limited Edition Steelbook containing the not-so-truthful biopic on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. Daniel Radcliffe plays Vankovic in this creative take on the musician’s life.

Speaking of musical artists, the distributor is also releasing the Madonna/ Griffin Dunne comedy Who’s That Girl? (1987) on Blu-ray. The star plays a parolee who convinces a lawyer to help prove her innocence. The film has been given a 2K restoration and arrives on disc with a film historian commentary and a trailer. YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Sadly, there isn’t much available for kids this week, but the next edition should have some options. ON THE TUBE! Here is a list of this week’s TV-related releases. Ha l lm ark 2-Mov ie Collection: Holiday Road, Heave n Down He re (Hallmark) DVD Ha l lm ark 4 -Mov ie Collection: Ms. Christmas Comes to Town, Navigating Christmas, A Season for Family, The Secret Gift of Christmas (Hallmark) DVD Icons Unearthed: The Simpsons (Miniseries) (Mill Creek Entertainment) Blu-ray Letterkenny Season 12 (Elevation) DVD Love, of Course (Hallmark) DVD VISIT: WWW. CINEMASTANCE.COM

45th Annual Uranium Tailings Spill Commemoration

July 13th

from 7 am to 4 pm Red Water Pond Road Community Pinedale Road Community

12 miles North of Red Rock State Park on State Highway 566 YOU ARE INVITED to join our communities on this journey to heal our Diné and Mother Earth and restore the Hozho’. We begin at 6 am with prayers in the village, then walk to view the spill location. We will return to lunch and speakers in our shaded Arbor. There will be educational tables, a silent auction and a kids corner. Food will be provided. Free t-shirts to the first 150 ppl who register at the event!

5, 2024

8 to 11 am

This historic event is open to all ages and will share the struggles people face in their daily lives, the healing yet to come for our people and Mother Earth, and the awareness and education required in the local area, tribally, statewide and on the national level. We would like the younger generation to be present, advocate and carry on these traditions of caring for Mother Earth.

July 12, 2024

8 to 11 am

We invite our Navajo Nation leaders to join us and become part of the solution to protect our communities, land and waters.

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July 26, 2024

8 to 11 am

Let us come together again and share these issues and concerns, and to push for clean up of these contaminated environments. Let’s collaborate to restore, preserve and protect our Mother Earth and to provide a life of balance and harmony for our people now and for the future generations.


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A: Not if the show’s creator Marc Cherry has any say in it. Eva Longoria, who played Gabrielle Solis on the show during its entire run from 2004-2012, says she’s all for it. However, she told Entertainment Weekly that Cherry feels like he doesn’t have anything else to say about the characters that he hasn’t “already fully mined.” You can catch Longoria in the new miniseries Land of Women on Apple TV+ and the new season of Only Murders in the Building on Hulu. Only Murders will be


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Fireworks leave pet owners with few options

By Sam Mazzota Keeping your pet healthyand doubly so during King big holidays that feaon a Syndicate tight budget

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have ature loud music, alcohol dog and aEcat, and my AR P Alast Wvet ’ Svisitand fireworks. Consider cost over C $300. It’s incredibly diffi-some other options: OR N E R : My cult to pay for vet care on top of the her-i n-law — Ca n you leave ridiculousbrot cost of housing, grocery prices and my ownthe health care costs.Ranger at home for a has invited whole How can I keep pet care affordable? family his Massachusetts lakeside few hours to attend this — John in to Newton, house for the ofquiteparty? DEAR JOHN: PetFourth care can be pricey, and I know you wantand the best July, with a cookout — Do you absolutely for your dog and cat. I just laid out a fireworks the evening. few hundred in dollars for my seniorhave to go? Will your cat’s andand tests, Isonever I feel yourrelatives be hurt if you My checkup husband pain. go anywhere without ourUnit-don’t attend? The Humane Society of the ed States has some and good while information dog “Ranger,” — Are you able to about cost-saving options, discounted we want to attend, we have a calm conversaveterinary services and ways to stretch know the fireworks will tion with your brotherout payments: www.humanesociety. org/resources/are-you-having-trouble upset our dog. Should I in-law about fireworks -affording-your-pet. tell in-laws tois canOne our interesting avenue veterinaryand how stressful they colleges. almostpart everyofstateare for pets? cel the Today, fireworks has at least one school of veterinary the cookout? —operate April low-cost H., — Could you make medicine, and many clinics. Tavares, Florida an appearance and then Check the town hall or municipal DEAR APRIL: You leave before the firewebsite for upcoming shot clinics. can certainly askcommunities your works begin? These are held in many at least once a year at an to easynix to access brother-in-law A s a p e t ow ne r location (like a pet store) and offer the fireworks, but prerequired vaccinations at be a very afford-myself, I know how able cost. clinicsrecepalso offerdiff icult the Four th pared forSome a chilly microchip services and pet wellness tion to request. of July holiday can be exams for your a few dollars more. Family dynamics can andfor pets, especially in Finally, if you have the means just to get your under con-states where fireworks be want difficult to budget navigate, trol, take a look at pet insurance. There are a number of companies providing this service, with several coverage options — including reimbursing the cost of annual exams and vaccinations, as well as care for unplanned injuries and illnesses. Coverage varies, and it’s important to read the fine print and compare plans closely, but it can really help keep unexpected costs from derailing your checking account. Send your tips, comments or questions to


are sold legally. The explosions, even from a distance, can really stress them out. I’ve had these conversations with fellow pet owners. Most of them choose option number four: They attend parties in the afternoon to enjoy the cookout and leave before the fireworks start. That way, they can be at home to comfort their pets if any fireworks go off nearby. This may be the way for you to go. But you can also opt to just “nope” out of the party entirely. It’s yo u r c h o ic e , m a d e with Ranger’s health in mind. Send your tips, comments or questions to © 2024 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Meet Loki! L ok i w a s a c t u a l l y adopted from the McKinley County Humane Society two years ago, but his owner recently surrendered him back to the shelter. The shelter staff said he has no behavioral problems at all. He is a very sweet and smart dog. He loves going on walks and is great on a leash as well. When not going for a walk, he enjoys lounging around. The shelter recommends that Loki be the only dog in your home, but if you already have a dog you are more than welcome to come to the shelter for a dog test. Loki is up to date on all his vaccines and is neutered. His adoption fee has

Loki been reduced to only $85, and the right person could take him home that day. Anyone interested in Loki can visit him at the McKinley County Humane Society at 1273 Balok St. in Gallup. They are open Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.

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Supreme Court caps off historic term SUN BREAKS DOWN FOUR IMPORTANT CASES

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he Supreme Court wrapped up a historic term on July 1, making some big decisions on important issues including whether or not former President Donald J. Trump should receive immunity from criminal prosecution and whether or not municipalities can punish unhomed people for sleeping outside. Below are the overviews of some of the larger cases the Court saw this term. TRUMP V.S. THE U.S. Presidents and former presidents have broad immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts they took while in office, the Supreme Court said in a 6-3 decision in the Trump vs. The U.S. case. “We conclude that under our constitutional structure of separated powers, the nature of P re sident ia l power requires that a former president have some immunity from criminal prosecution for official acts during his tenure in office,” the majority opinion states. “At least with respect to the President’s exercise of his core constitutional powers, this immunity must be absolute. As for his remaining official actions, he is also entitled to immunity. At the current stage of proceedings in this case, however, we need not and do not decide whether t h at i m mu n it y mu st be absolute, or instead whether a presumptive immunity is sufficient.” In her dissent, Justice Sonya Sotomayor spoke against the ruling. “ Tod ay ’s deci sion to grant former presidents criminal immunity reshapes the institution of the Presidency,” she wrote. “It makes a mockery of the principle, foundational to our Constitution and system of Government, that no man is above the law.” President Joe Biden also spoke out against the decision. “I know I will respect the limits of the presidential power, as I have for three and a half years,” he stated in an official statement. “But any president, including Donald Trump, will now be free to ignore the law.” GRANTS PASS V. JOHNSON The Grants Pass v. Johnson ruling changes how some municipalit ie s m ay a p pr o a c h

Front row, from left; Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and Associate Justice Elena Kagan; back row, from left; Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, and Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Photo Credit: Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the U.S. homelessness. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the city of Grants Pass, Oregon, saying the city’s measures which punish unhomed people for sleeping on public property when they have nowhere else to go does not go against the Constitution’s Eighth A mend ment, wh ich bars cruel and unusual punishment. “Homele s s ne s s i s complex,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the ruling. “Its causes are many. So may be the public policy responses required to address it. At

property. MOYLE V. U.S. Moyle v. U.S. asks if Idaho hospitals can legally provide emergency care to patients who need it — including abortions if that is the appropriate medical treatment. Specifically, whether Idaho’s near-total ban on abor tions prevents doctors from providing medically necessary abortions. The official opinion on Moyle v. United States was released on June 27. The court initially agreed to expedite the appeal and temporarily


o woman should be denied care, made to wait until she’s near death, or forced to flee her home state just to receive the health care she needs."

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bottom, the question this case presents is whether the Eighth Amendment grants federal judges primary responsibility for assessing those causes a nd d e v i s i n g t ho s e responses. It does not.” Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor voiced her sharp response to the ruling, saying the policy was “unconscionable and unconstitutional.” “Sleep is a biological necessity, not a crime,” she wrote. Punishment, the key issue in the case, can include fines of up to several hundred dollars and exclusion orders barring people from public

allowed Idaho to enforce its abortion ban. After hearing the case, the court dismissed it as improvidently granted and restored a lower cour t order allowing emergency abor tions under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. This returned the case to the lower courts without a ruling on the merits. Biden provided an official statement on the issue after the ruling was announced. “ Today’s Supreme Cou r t order ensu res that women in Idaho can access the emergency medical care they need

while this case returns to the lower cour ts,” he stated. “No woman should be denied care, made to wait until she’s near death, or forced to flee her home state just to receive the health care she needs. This should never happen in America. Yet, this is exactly what is happening in states across the country since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. …” New Mex ico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham also released a statement about the matter. “ Today’s Supreme Court decision preserves, for now, the ability of emergency room doctors in Idaho to provide abortions when a patient’s life or health is at risk,” she said. “Pregnant patients deserve access to all lifesaving medical interventions, no matter where they live. By not ruling on the substance of this critical issue, the court is perpetuating fear and uncertainty about what care is legal and leaves the door open for continued attacks on reproductive health by political extremists.” LOPER BRIGHT

E N T E R P R I S E S V. RAIMONDO Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo reversed a 40-year-old decision concerning federal agencies’ power. In 1984, the Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council decision declared that federal judges should defer to agencies when a law is ambiguous, or Congress does not specif y its intentions. A lthough initia lly championed by conservatives, the Chevron doctrine became vilified as an example of overreach by unelected a n d u n a c c o u n t a bl e bureaucrats. I n t he decision, Justice John G. Roberts Jr. w rote that agencies “have no special

competence” in resolving statutory ambiguities — but courts do. The justices came to a decision on Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo with a vote of 6-3. The Food and Drug Administration is among the agencies likely to be affected by the court’s decision. The FDA makes high-stakes rulings on medications, tobacco products and food additives — what’s safe and effective to put in your mouth, or jab into your arm. Companies and opponents of controversial drugs may also target t he F DA’s deci sion s on whether to approve new drugs, challenging actions that rely on interpreting ambiguous federal law. New drugs approvals, for instance, are supposed to be based on “substantial” evidence grounded in “adequate a nd wel l - cont r ol le d investigations” — which the agency has interpreted to mean studies that include a control group, minimize age and gender biases and standardize doses. The justices came to a decision on Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo with a vote of 6-3. T he W h ite Hou se called the Chevron decision “yet another deeply troubling decision that takes our country backwa rd s,” a dd i ng t hat Biden’s legal team would work with federal agencies to do “everything we can to continue to deploy the extraordinary expertise of the federal workforce.”

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Knife attack suspect arrested near Safeway Staff Reports


allup Police located and arrested a Yatahey man, Jason F ra nk, 43, for a l leged ly attacking a man and taking several of his belongings. Around 6:15 pm on June 18, Officers Patrick Largo and Francesica Henry were dispatched to Safeway at 900 U.S. Hw y. 491 in reference to a weapons call. Largo searched on the east side of the Heritage Plaza and was advised by a nearby security officer when he was waved down by the alleged victim. T he m a le s t a t e d t he

suspect, Frank, was walking nearby and approached him. Frank had reportedly asked the victim for a lighter, and he soon pulled an “exacto knife” and began to threaten him, demanding his phone. The incident occurred across the street from Safeway. As Largo spoke to the victim, he then pointed out a male walking southbound that matched the suspect’s description and identified him as Frank. Largo also identified Frank from “previous professional encounters” and called out to him and told him to stop. However, the suspect kept walking away. Due to the nature of

the call, Largo again, this deployed h is time carrying pol ice -issued a blue bag that taser and again Frank reporttold F r a n k to edly took from stop until he did. him during the Frank denied a l t e r c a t io n . any wrongThe victim susdoing and tained a minor st ated he had k nee i nju r y been at tacked while fleeing instead. Henry the attack and arrived and constayed in the duc t ed a pat vicinity until s e a rch wh i le he waved Jason Frank Frank contindown Largo. ued to deny his involvement. O f f i c e r Ky l e D e l g a i He was then placed into arrived at the scene and Henry’s unit as the officers retrieved a second bag that continued the investigation. Frank had been carrying at The victim spoke to Largo the scene. Inside were the

lighters, a cellphone, and a pair of Dykes Cutting Pliers that the victim identified as the incident weapon. Largo returned the phone to him after verifying it was his and collected the rest of the items as evidence. Frank refused to cooperate and become disorderly. Based on the investigation, Largo determined Frank wa s t he a g g re s sor a nd placed him under arrest. He was transported to Gallup McKinley County Detention Cent er a nd booked for armed robbery, aggravated assault, and larceny. His preliminary examination was set for July 3.

Man attacks woman with her own cane Staff Reports


man is facing cha rges a f ter he a l leged ly attacked a woman with her own cane. O n Ju n e 2 7, a rou nd 5:30 a m, McK i n ley Cou nt y S he r i f f ’s D e pu t y El l iot t Peter son wa s d i s pat ched t o 8 0 3 Ya t a hey L o o p i n Ya t a h e y a f t e r someone called Metro Dispatch about a violent dispute. T he ca l l i ng pa r t y wa s the v ictim, who said a man was assaulting her and tr ying to hit her with his cane. According to Peterson’s report, Harold Jones, 55, had left the scene a nd wa s a l leged ly w a l k i n g a lo n g U. S . Highway 491 heading sout hbou nd. Deput y Ernesto Giron was able to locate him and pick him up. The victim said she wa s sleepi ng i n her room when someone began banging on her window. A male’s voice told her “It’s time to get up.” The victim recognized Jones’ voice. The woman got out of bed and walked to her front door. When

Harold Jones she opened the door, she saw Jones on her porch. He repor tedly cussed her out in both the Diné language and in English. The woman told Jones to leave, but he wouldn’t. A f ter the verba l altercation Jones tried to grab the woma n’s cane from her hands. He reportedly shoved her with the cane. E v e n t u a l l y, t h e woman was able to pull away from Jones and she closed the gate on her front porch, shutting him out. She told Jones that he needed to leave or else she would call Metro Dispatch. Although the victim wasn’t injured during the incident, Peterson did note that she was st i l l upset . She sa id

she felt threatened by Jones and that she did not want him coming back to her house. W h i le Peter son w a s t a l k i n g t o t he v ictim, Giron tra ns por ted Jones to t he Fou r Cor ner s Detox Center because he was allegedly highly intoxicated. A judge signed an arrest warrant requesti ng Jones’ a r rest on Ju ne 27, a nd it wa s served to him on June 2 8. He wa s ch a rged with battery against a household member. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 25.





Man reportedly chokes woman Staff Reports


Gallup man has been ch a rged with aggravated assault after he choked a woman dur-ing an argument. On June 24, around 10:45 pm, Gallup Police Off icer Chr istopher Dawes wa s dispatched to the Chuska Apa r tments at 2534 E. A ztec Ave. a f ter two people got into an argument that turned physical. When Dawes arrived at the scene he met with a woman. The woman

Ricardo Chee explained that when Ricardo Chee, 22, had come home that night,

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Weekly DWI Report Staff Reports Featured DWI Jim Paul Long June 20, 3:14 pm A g g ravat ed DW I (Third) Failing to secure a water tank on their vehicle led to a Continental Divide man, Jim Long, 44, being stopped and arrested for his third DWI. New Mex ico St ate Police Officer Matthew Williams was on patrol on Interstate 40 when he observed a large white object blocking the road, causing several vehicles to have to swerve to avoid it. He identified the object as a water tank, and that a white pick up tr uck was trying to back up to retrieve it. Williams used his vehicle’s push bumper to move the tank to the shoulder of

the road and then followed the white truck, pulling it over near mile marker 41. He met the driver, Long, who told him the tank had fallen out of his truck due to the wind. Long repor tedly only prov ided a state ID when his paperwork was requested. He also showed signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelling of alcohol after he exited the vehicle. Williams checked with the National Crime

I n for m at ion Cent er and was advised that Long’s license had been revoked with an arrest clause. Williams offered the Standard Field Sobriety Tests to Long and he a ccepted. However, Long performed poorly on the tests. Based on his investigation, Williams placed Long under arrest and transported him to the local state police office for the breath test, where Long posted samples of .27 and .28. Long was then transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI (third), failure to secure load, limitation on backing, and driving with a revoked license. His pretrial hearing is set for July 23.

Name: Joshua Daniel Floehr Age: 36 Arrested: June 28 Charge: Aggravated DWI S t a t u s : P r et r i a l hearing on July 23

Na me: Nat a sha Yellowfeather Age: 36 Arrested: June 24 Charge: Aggravated DWI St at u s: P ret r i a l hearing on Aug. 1

Name: Tylia Dawn Morgan Age: 23 Arrested: June 25 Charge: Aggravated DWI Status: Docket call on Aug. 1

Na me: Lucinda Becenti Age: 47 Arrested: June 23 Charge: Aggravated DWI St at u s: P ret r i a l hearing on July 23

Na me: Da n ielle Segay Age: 28 Arrested: June 25 Charge: Aggravated DWI S t a t u s : P r et r i a l hearing on July 18

Name: Philbert Joe Yazzie Age: 38 Arrested: June 1 Charge: DWI St at u s: Fa i led to appear in court on June 28, warrant issued

Man steals car from Taco Bell parking lot Halote as the one who had stolen his man is facing vehicle. charges after The v ictim he stole a car ex pla i ned t hat from a local Taco Bell he’d been working parking lot. at the Taco Bell On June 26 around on the east side of 1:30 a m McK i n ley Gallup when he’d C o u n t y S h e r i f f ’s last seen his vehiDeputy Frank Villa Jr. cle. He’d taken his met with a man who break around 9:00 Alrite Halote was tracking his stopm, and it was still len car via the Toyota there. app. The man who stole the vehicle The victim said a friend of his had was later identified as Alrite Halote. been sleeping in the car and watchWhen Villa met with the victim the ing it while he worked. But when his man told him that the vehicle’s last shift ended around 11:15 pm, his car known location was Gamerco. The was gone. He assumed his friend had vehicle was eventually found at the taken the car, but when he checked intersection of Diamond Avenue and the Toyota app to see where his Bench Street. car was he noticed it was at 112 W. As Villa was driving to the loca- Maloney Ave. tion, he noticed a bald Hispanic man The victim texted his friend asking wearing a red backpack on his shoul- him to come pick him up. After getting ders walking along the street. After he off the phone with his friend, the vicfound out the vehicle was empty, Villa tim noticed that his car has moved to went back to the man, who was even- 1014C Wilson St. Another friend drove tually identified as Halote, 46. him to that location, but by then Halote Halote reportedly tried to hide was heading east on Highway 66. behind some vehicles at a nearby The two men finally caught up to residence, but Villa spotted him and the vehicle at the Speedway located at called him back to his patrol vehicle. 1223 E. Hwy. 66. Halote was reportedly According to his report, Villa believed getting gas when they pulled up. The that Halote was the man who stole the victim got out of his friend’s car and victim’s car based on his description. yelled “That’s my car!” When he searched Halote’s backIn response, Halote allegedly pack, Villa found some blue pills jumped into the vehicle and tried to which he identified as fen-tanyl. He get out of there. In doing so, he reportalso had some methamphetamine on edly ripped the gas pump right out of him. During his interaction with Villa the car’s tank. Halote never mentioned the stolen Halote was arrested for one count vehicle. of unlawful taking of a vehicle and two Villa drove Halote back to the loca- counts of posses-sion of a controlled tion of the stolen vehicle, and met up substance. His preliminary hearing with the victim. The victim identified is scheduled for July 17. Staff Reports


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Navajo Nation Pride Fest continues to grow, attract visitors Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Ayóó Ánóshní (Love is Sacred) was the theme of the largest Indigenous Pride Festival in the U.S., as the Navajo Nation LGBTQ+ community assembled in Window Rock, Arizona on June 29 to celebrate. The 2024 Diné Pride Festival and Market at the Window Rock Veterans Memorial Park accommodated a crowd of family, friends, and supporters of diversity and inclusion, including President Buu Nygren, Vice President Richelle Montoya , a nd Spea ker Crystalyne Curley. Navajo Nation Shopping Centers Inc. participated in Navajo Nation Pride for the first time this year, distributing bags, beach balls, brochures, coin purses, hand fans, notepads and pens, popsicles, water, and other promotional items during the daylong event.

Festivities at the Diné Pride Festival included the LGBTQ+ Marketplace, Indigenous Drag Show, guest speakers, food trucks, and personal networking. Rainbow colored flags marked the official parade route from Window Rock Shopping Center to Window Rock Navajo Tribal Park. The Diné Pride Parade marked the start of the event, as participants marched from the Navajo Nation Museum to the tribal park, carrying banners, signs, flags, streamers, and other colorful items. Although most of the booths were already set up and ready to go, the event didn’t officially begin in earnest until the parade arrived at the park. People enjoyed culinary classics such as Navajo frybread and sipped on refreshing drinks such as infused water and homemade lemonade. The DJ played all the classic hits: “Pump Up the Jam” by Technotronic, “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper, “I Feel

People show off their “Be Brave” Pride-themed T-shirts during the Navajo Nation Pride parade on June 29. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rick Abasta, Navajo Nation Shopping Centers Inc.’s Marketing Associate

Miss Navajo Pine High School Princess Harmony Begay took a moment to stop at the Navajo Nation Shopping Centers Inc. booth at the LGBTQ+ Marketplace during Navajo Nation Pride on June 29. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rick Abasta, Navajo Nation Shopping Centers Inc.’s Marketing Associate

Love” by Donna Summer, “Groove is in the Heart” by Deee-Lite, “What is Love” by Haddaway, “Rhythm is a Dancer” by Snap!, “Sweet Dreams” by La Bouche

and countless other disco-esque tracks that filled the air. The mood was festive. The vibe was chill. The scene was celebratory.

Naabik’íyáti’ Committee considers confirmation of Navajo Department of Health director Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK, A r i z . — T he Navajo Nation Naabik’íyáti’ Committee deliberated Legislation No. 0083-24, which seeks to confirm the Navajo Na t io n P r e s id e n t ’s appoi nt ment of K i m Russell to serve as the Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, on June 26. Legislation sponsor Council Delegate Dr. Andy Nez said the service and delivery through NNDOH impacts every community across the Navajo Nation and afar. “I’ve worked on several initiatives within upper District 13 with the Navajo Division of Health,” Nez said. “I was happy to sponsor this legislation confirming the appointment of Director Russell based on the initiatives that we’ve worked on together, coming to fruition.” Russell, origin a l ly f r om C h i n le, Arizonaand a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in Biology, shared her extensive background in health administration and Indian health care and articulated he r v i s io n for t he Navajo Nation’s health infrastructure. Naabik’íyáti’ Committee members raised numerous concerns and questions

regarding accountability, strategic planning, and the need for stronger communication between v a r iou s of f ic e s a nd agencies. C ou nc i l D e le g a t e Amber Kanazbah Crotty stressed the necessity for clear written plans to ensure accountability and measurable progress. She highlighted gaps in communication between the Office of the President and Vice President and the Legislative Branch, as well as the lack of position and policy statements and recommendations from NNDOH. C ou nc i l D e le g a t e Eugenia Charles-Newton inquired about Russell’s specific plans for the upcoming year, reiterating the need for measurable outcomes. Council

Delegate Helena Nez Begay add ressed the need to strengthen policies on elder abuse and improve staff training in nursing homes. T he Na a bi k ’í y á t i’ Committee members also expressed concerns with existing Navajo healthcare facilities and communication issues with NNDOH’s staff, calling for improved infrastructure for hospitals, more effective staff communication, and addressing insurance lapses for senior center vehicles. Health, Education, a nd Hu ma n Ser v ices Committee Chair Vince James voiced his intent ion to vote a ga i n st Russell’s confirmation, citing lack of collaboration in working with HEHSC.

“Your department’s oversight is HEHSC,” Chair James said. “You’re not working with your oversight and that’s a big problem between us. We have so many concerns with NNDOH and we’ve come to you to try and resolve these issues.” James said that the change in presidential administrations often causes directors to pass unfinished projects on to the next administration, much of which could be remedied with strengthened com mu n icat ion between the department and legislative oversight.

“You don’t just serve at the pleasure of the President and the Chief of Staff. You need to work with your oversight committee,” James said. Russell highlighted her commitment to creating a positive work culture and addressing the needs of the community, including crisis centers, rehabilitation facilities, and elder care services. She emphasized the importance of establishing the Office of the Medical Director within NNDOH. T he Na a bi k ’íy á t i’ Committee voted 18 in

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ear Editor, On Ju ly 16, 1979, “the worst incident of radiation contamination in the history of the United States” occurred when a United Nuclea r Cor poration “state of the art” earthen dam gave away releasing a torrent of radioactive sludge, heav y metals (i nclud i ng u ra n iu m, molybdenum, arsenic, thorium, radium, polon iu m a nd cad m iu m) and other toxins into the Little Puerco River and Puerco River that flows through Gallup and the Navajo Nation 80 miles westward. P re sent ly, w it h i n the Red Water Pond Road Community sits a mound over two football fields in size and three stories high as the U.S. Environmental P rotect ion A gency “Superfund” site remains on the National Priority List unabated in the middle of the residential areas. The Church Rock uranium tailings spill is the third largest radioactive water release in history after

the Fukushima, Japan crisis in 2011 and the Cher nobyl, U k r a i ne meltdown in 1986. Three months prior to the Chu rch Rock disaster, a partial meltdown in one Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania nuclear reactor occurred, although the mostly white community was returned to safety immediately after containment. Then New Mexico Governor Bruce King was asked by the Navajo Nation to seek federal assistance in the cleanup of the deadly radioactive Church Rock “accident;” the request was denied. Subsequent studies discovered that the heavy metals have seeped up to 30 feet into the alluvial soils and ground water of the Rio Puerco. A few years before the Church Rock Incident, on February 27, 1973, about 250 Oglala Lakota and members of the American Indian Movement bega n a n Occupation of Wounded K nee that la sted 71 days on the Pine Ridge

The cleanup of the Church Rock uranium mill after the tailings dam breach on July 16, 1979. File Photo reser vation, bringing global attention to the inhumane and unsafe living conditions and the generations of abuse and mistreatment by the federal government and local renegade agencies. The media was banned from the area during this siege dubbed the “longest civil disorder”by the U.S. Marshals Service. However, in the Black Hills, a uranium and molybdenum rush worth

a half a billion dollars was behind the Native resistance to the U.S. government’s efforts, allowing the potential for outside corporate interests to profit from u ra n iu m ex t raction. The Native resistance to unbridled greed, is one of the main reasons why Leonard Peltier has been in prison for nearly 50 years, framed by the same FBI the MAGA Republican GOP (Gang

of Putin) has insisted is a “Deep State” operat ion i n a “Sha dow Government.” Considered the “Badlands” at the time, Indigenous nations were sent to reservations to rot and die. Today, tribal lands hold vast amounts of natural resources (coal, gas, oil, uranium a nd water) that a re historically exploited, and are now v iewed as an intricate part of

“National Security” as much as it did in WWII, during which, the Navajo Code Talkers helped propel America to victory with our language, over the world-wide threat imposed by the Axis Allies. Notwithstanding Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A f ter 45 yea rs of absolutely no accountability, the July 16, 1979 breach of the UNC holding ponds is glaringly evident and the “trust responsibility” of the fe der a l gover n ment breached altogether; even under the terms of the Treaty of 1868. Under the threat of a possible Republ ica n win, the Navajo Nation government must take legal action before the November elections and insist on total clean up by the responsible parties before any further uranium mining ever sta r ts up aga in a nd America is still under the Rule of Law. Sincerely, Mervyn Tilden Church Rock, New Mexico

Heinrich cosponsors bipartisan bills to strengthen border security By Sen. Martin Heinrich


A SH I NGT ON D.C . — U. S . Senator Martin Hei n r ich, D -N.M., i s cosponsoring two bipart isa n bi l ls, bot h led by U.S. Senators Gary Peters, D -Mich., a nd John Cornyn, R-Texas, to strengthen border security at ports of entry: The Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act would fully staff America’s airports, seaports, and land ports of entry by requiring U.S. Customs a nd Border Protection to hire at least 600 additional officers a year within the Office of Field Operations until the agency’s staffing needs are met. The Non-Intr usive Inspection Improvement Ac t wo u l d i m pr o v e screening of vehicles and cargo entering the U.S. by increasing the use of non-intr usive inspect ion system s, wh ich have enabled frontline OFO officers to more quickly and effectively screen veh icle s a nd large amounts of cargo to ensure secure travel and trade at ports of entry. “Increa sing law enforcement staffing and the use of non-intrusive detection technologies at our ports of entry are some of the surest ways to strengthen border security,”Hinrich said. “It is critical to stop the flow of illicit fentanyl and deadly drugs into our communities, boost trade, and invest in New Mexico border communities. Despite Republicans’ i naction, I rema i n focused on fixing our badly broken immigration system and delivering smart investments to better secure the border.” SECURING AMERICA’S PORTS OF ENTRY ACT CBP cont i nues to face ongoing shortages of officers. In addition

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. t o h i r i n g hu nd r e d s more OFO officers, the Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act also authorizes the annual hiring of mission support staff and technicians to perform non-law enforcement functions in support of OFO. These professionals will allow OFO officers to focus their efforts on law enforcement priorities, such as preventing drug trafficking, while supporting lawful internationa l com merce through the nation’s ports of entry. Nearly 85% of fentanyl seized by CBP in 2022 was interdicted at ports of entry. That’s why the bill also requires reporting on infrastructure improvements at ports of entry that would enhance drug interdiction, i n for mation on detection equipment that would help officers better identify drugs, and safety equipment to protect officers from accidental exposure to dangerous toxins. Addressing a shortage of OFO officers

would also help to reduce waiting times for merchandise, agriculture, luggage, and travelers coming through our ports of entry. NON-INTRUSIVE INSPECTION IMPROVEMENT ACT Non-intrusive inspection systems help frontline OFO officers quickly and effectively screen veh icle s a nd large amounts of cargo to ensure secure travel and trade at ports of entry. The Non-Intrusive Inspection Improvement Act would set an achievable benchmark, requiring CBP to scan at least 40% of passenger vehicles and at least 90% of commercial vehicles entering the United States at land ports of entry by the end of fiscal year 2026. The bill would also require CBP to increase its use of non-intrusive inspection systems for outbound scanning of vehicles. The death toll across the nation from synthetic opioids – such as fentanyl – continues to reach record levels. Nonintrusive inspection systems are an effective tool that helps CBP interdict these dangerous drugs before they harm our communities. In fiscal year 2022, CBP interdicted more than 100,000 pounds of illicit drugs using these technologies at ports of entry.

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primaries, given that the zombie dynamic is a common one in primaries and a significant element of her support is coming from 2020 Biden voters. But she definitely has appeal to college educated and suburban voters, with whom Trump is weak, and anything that helps at the margins could be decisive in a narrow race. Going with Haley would open up some wallets. She has her own base within the donor class that would be enthused about her pick and newly determined to do whatever it takes to see the ticket prevail. A downside is that she’s a hate figure for the MAGA base. Trump, though, is the most important influence on what his supporters think. Relatedly, there’s the question of whether Trump could trust an emphatically pre-MAGA Republican who

hasn’t bent the knee in such a sensitive position. That’d be an issue. But Haley would have every incentive to be loyal, unless the wheels come off during the campaign or a second term — and if the wheels come off, Haley’s posture would be the least of Trump’s troubles. Maybe it’d be a shortsighted pick for Trump’s governing purposes, but if it helps him prevail in November, how much does that matter? The Trump approach to life is to get through one obstacle before worrying about the next, and dealing with a Vice President he’s not enamored of when he’s back in the White House would be a good problem to have. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. © 2024 by King Features Synd., Inc.

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is to replace the existing substation and enhance the reliability of the electrical distribution system in the area.

Dated this 28th day of June 2024 By: /S/:Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-July 5, 2024 *** CITY OF GALLUP Construction-Sunshine Substation Control Building (Re-Bid) CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 2025-RFP001 Notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico will receive sealed proposals for Construction-Sunshine Substation Control Building (Re-Bid) until the hour of 2:00 pm, local time, on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at the office of the Procurement Manager at City Hall, via the City’s eProcurement Portal. No proposals will be received or considered if received after the time stated above. The City of Gallup, NM is seeking to purchase a substation control building for the Sunshine Substation project. The purpose of this project

Plans, Specifications, and Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director located at 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, phone number (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at https://procurement. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may be obtained from T & D Services 9550 San Mateo Blvd, NE Suite G, Albuquerque NM 87113, 505344-4234, upon deposit of $0.00, all of which will be refunded upon return of the documents within ten (10) days after bid opening. Dated this 28th day of June 2024 By: /S/:Louis Bonaguidi, Mayor Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday-July 5, 2024 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a RegularMeeting on Tuesday June 25, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers, Third Floor of theMcKinley



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12 pm - 8 pm. @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe (306 S. 2nd St.). On the first Friday of every month, join your fellow motor enthusiasts. Live music, raffles, games, and other fun activities (varies every event).


12 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This summer, Zollinger Library will be hosting a weekly Chess Jam every Friday. All players are welcome. Even if you are just chess curious or wanting to learn how to play, come by and join the fun.


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

11 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and read-aloud stories! Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.


4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) Explore the physics of sound through multiple activities: Make your own instrument, experiment with tuning forks, learn about the vibration of sound, and more. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, JULY 9


9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.

2 pm @ the OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Will Parker, a children’s songwriter and teaching artist who writes and performs music for «kids ages 1-100” will be performing.


4 pm @ the OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). In this workshop, rapper Myles will work with teens to help them find their voices and express themselves creatively with words, whether those take the form of poems, songs, raps, or stories—real or imagined.


6 pm - 11 pm @ Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw Rd). A multi-faceted entertainer, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself as a country music icon, T.V. personality, author, celebrated outdoorsman and patriotic Army veteran. Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 7 pm.


7 pm - 10 pm @ Courthouse Square. Come join the fun in the heart of downtown Gallup at this free concert series brought to you by the Levitt Amp Foundation, Gallup Mainstreet Arts & Cultural District, Visit Gallup & the City of Gallup.



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


12 pm - 2 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Kids Fest is designed for kids aged 5 to 12 years old. Each week, children will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of free activities hosted by different youth organizations. From arts and crafts to projects and games, there’s something for every child to enjoy and explore.


4 pm - 5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Hack Club is a nonprofit organization that provides community and support to teen coding groups across the country. Participants learn how to use code to create real-world projects. This summer, the OFPL Hack Club will be learning to design simple video games with Javascript; participants who complete their own games will receive their own free “Sprig,” a handheld gaming console.


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.

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.





CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE B6 County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. The agenda can be sent electronically upon request. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Shawna Garnenez at (505) 863-1400 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements.

6 pm - 8 pm @ Courthouse Square (215 W. Aztec Ave.). WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 CV-2024-00322 BOARD OF EDUCATION of the town of Gallup, k/n/a Gallup McKinley Board of Education Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO: Board of Education of the Town of Gallup, k/n/a Gallup McKinley Board of Education and “Unknown Claimants in Interest Adverse to “Plaintiff”


You or your attorney are hereby directed to file a pleading or motion in response to the Complaint to Quiet Title on file herein on or before 20 days from the date of the last Publication of this Notice in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court, Eleventh Judicial District of the State of New Mexico, sitting within and for the County of McKinley, that being The Court in which said Complaint is filed, and to serve a copy of the same pleading or motion is entered By you in this cause in or before the above state, judgment will be rendered against you by default.

vs. No. D-1113-

The general object of said action is to quiet

All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 18th of June 2024 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Robert Baca, Chairperson Publication date: July 5, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Enjoy the company of fellow Pokémon trainers, share ideas, trade, battle, and more. Snacks will be provided.


11 am @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for Storytime activities, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and read-aloud stories! Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. OPEN MAKERSPACE TIME 4 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). OFPL’s MakerSpace is a collaborative work space for making, learning, and exploring. Participants ages 5 and up can come in to create their own design for the 3D printers or explore the many engineering activities and equipment!


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





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.


6 pm - 8 pm @ Courthouse Square (215 W. Aztec Ave.). THURSDAY, JULY 11


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!


4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Use the vacation maps of your travels to travel and make refrigerator magnets or coast maps! For more information email: or call (505) 863-1291.


6 pm - 8 pm @ Courthouse Square (215 W. Aztec Ave.).

CALENDAR Rd., Church Rock). #1 open Bullriding in the Southwest! Held at Red Rock Park every July, with some of the best bucking bulls in the business, huge fireworks, and over a $26,000 payout each year. The Parking and Concession proceeds go to the Manuelito Children’s Home making it the largest Fundraiser of the year for them.

ART123 for a retrospective and celebration of one of Gallup’s star artists, Jacquelyn Kammerer-Cattaneo.




7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Craft your own colorful, mesmerizing, and strangely satisfying fidget toy as a part of ArtsCrawl.


2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Join OFPL and Chef Lorencita Billiman of the NTU Culinary Department and adventure into Indigenous recipes. Discover how to decolonize your cooking using a Three Sisters garden and making some Navajo Tea with mint! The class is open to everyone 19 years old and up, but the class size is limited to 20 people. Advance registration at is required. Call (505) 863-1291 for more information.



4 pm @ County Courthouse steps. The New Deal Public Art Tours aim to show the cool art around town. For more information go to galluparts. org/newdeal. SATURDAY, JULY 13


7 am - 4 pm @ Red Water Pond Road Community. Opening prayers start at 6 am, then the walk to the spill site starts at 7 am. For more information call (505) 728-9350.


12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Teams will have to work together and use all of their ingenuity to find items, solve riddles, and gather clues throughout the mall in this Amazing Race-inspired scavenger hunt. You may register a team ahead of time, or at the mall on the day of the event. Call (505) 8631291 for more information.




All day July 12 and July 13 @ Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw

7 pm - 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Join

the title of the following-described property In McKinley County, New Mexico.


Portions of Lots 23 & 24 lying South and East of the Right of Way the Union Mine Spur, which is sometimes called the Aztec Spur, in Block 37, Gallup Townsite Addition. WITNESS the District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District Court of the State Of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this __ day of June, 2024 Clerk of District Court By: __________ Deputy Publish: Gallup Sun Publishing June 28, 2024 July 5, 2024 July 12, 2024 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT ERIKA ALEJANDRA PRIETO-PALACIOS Plaintiff Vs. No. D-1113CV-2024-00321 ESTATE OF RANDOLPH K. MADRID and CAR-



2 pm @ the OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Exotics of the Rainforest will present live parrots, reptiles, and amphibians from the tropical rainforests and deserts of the world.




7 pm - 9 pm @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.). Celebrate OFPL’s summer reading program “Adventure Begins at Your Local Library” by creating adventure-themed water bottle decals! For more information, call (505) 8631291.


4 pm @ the OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Come learn about some of the wildlife species that can be found in New Mexico by looking at some scientific specimens of antlers, horns, skulls, pelts, and pictures. Call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

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



NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO ESTATE OF RUDOLPH K. MADRID and CARMEN MADRID and UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES AVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF. You or your attorney are hereby directed to file a pleading or motion in response to the Complaint to Quiet Title on file herein on or before 30 days from the date of the last Publication of this Notice in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court,

2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Ferment kimchi with Patricia Largo from New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Class is limited to 20 participants. Register at or the main library. FRIDAY, JULY 19


3 pm - 6 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library’s parking lot (705 Gurley Ave.). Do you have a unique vehicle? Do you have a vehicle that shows your culture? If so, Zollinger Library wants you to be a part of this great cultural experience.


10 am - 5 pm @ Gallup Sports Complex (925 Park Ave.).


5 pm - 6 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). It’s just like the classic game you know and love but with book covers! Email pneilson@ or call (505) 8631291 for more information. SATURDAY, JULY 20


9 am @ Fox Run Golf Course (1109 Susan Ave.). Registration will start at 8 am and tee-off will be at 9 am. The $75 per player fee includes greens and cart fees and a goody bag. The event is limited to 72 golfers. Proceeds will be used to support Kiwanis projects designed to support the children of Gallup and McKinley County. For information contact John Taylor at 1-505-4583634 or email: jltaylor87301@


2 pm @ the OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL and musician Mike Schneider for a family-friendly concert. ONGOING


OFPL’s book club book for August is Sister’s of the Lost Nation by Nick Medina. Discussions will be in August via Zoom or in-person at the Main Library. Email bmartin@ or call 505-8631291 for more information.


@ Studio123 at ART123 Gallery (123. W. Coal Ave.). Classes are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm every day. Space is limited, and registration is required.


@ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Browse hundreds of already-enjoyed books that have been hand-picked by the library’s staff. Friends of OFPL will have an ongoing book sale at the main library with new materials added daily! Fill up a bag with books for $5 or buy one for $1. Email bmartin@ or call (505) 8631291 for more information.


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.


@ First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup (1630 S. Second St.). First Nations Community HealthSource-Gallup offers Free Rapid HIV, Syphilis and Hep C Testing, Monday – Friday from 1 pm to 6:30 pm by appointment. Get your results within minutes. To schedule an appointment call (505) 863-8827. BUILD-YOUR-OWN-BUNDLE OFPL staff who will create a bundle of material specially for you! Let them know what type of materials and genres you are interested in, and they’ll browse for you and create a custom bundle of material for you to pick-up curbside. Email or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail. com or fax: (505) 2120391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

eleventh Judicial District of the State of New Mexico, sitting within and for the County of McKinley, that being the Court in which said Complaint is filed, and to serve a copy off the dame pleading or motion upon Plaintiffs or Plaintiff’s attorneys, Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec, P.O. Box 1772, Gallup, New Mexico 87305, (505-7224463). Unless a responsive pleading or motion is entered by you in this cause on or before the above date, judgment will be rendered against you by default. The general objector this said action is to quote the title of the following-described property in McKinley County, New Mexico. Lot Five (5) in Block Twenty-One (21)

of GAMERCO TOWNSITE Unit No. One (1) a Subdivision in McKinley County, New Mexico, as the same air shown and designated on the plat thereof filed in the office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico, April 15, 1981. WITNESS the District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this ___ day of June, 2024 Clerk of District Court By____________ Deputy Publish: Gallup Sun Publishing June 28, 2024 July 5, 2024 July 12, 2024


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