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Bridging the gaps Money for infrastructure: Transforming our framework Staff Reports

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alling the investment “transformational,” N.M. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act would deliver once-ina-lifetime funding for broadband, roads, water, climate resilience, and create a generation of good-paying union jobs and economic growth. “The investments in this bill will go far to further the work my administration has done, and

continues to do, to build better lives for New Mexico families,” she said. “I’m proud to have been directly involved in advocating for this legislation, and I applaud President Biden for his leadership and dedication to making these historic investments a reality.” According to the White House, funding for New Mexico in the bill includes: • $2.5 billion over five years for federal-aid highway apportioned programs • $225 million over five years for bridge replacement

and repairs • At least $366 million over five years to improve public transportation options across the state • At least $100 million to help provide broadband coverage across the state • 785,000 New Mexicans (~38 percent of the state) will be eligible for the Affordability Connectivity Benefit, which will help low-income families afford internet access • $355 million over five years to improve water infrastructure

across the state • $38 million over five years to protect against wildfires • $13 million to protect against cyber attacks • $38 million over five years to support the expansion of an electric vehicle charging network in the state • Approximately $90 million over five years for infrastructure development for airports. The bill also includes $8 billion for clean hydrogen hubs around the country. New Mexico is seeking to jump-start a clean hydrogen

economy through the New Mexico Hydrogen Hub Act, which will provide tax incentives to attract capital investment in clean hydrogen infrastructure across multiple sectors of the economy, aggressively reduce carbon emissions in less than a decade while protecting natural resources, and creating a safe, thriving, and equitable clean hydrogen workforce.

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Gallup City Council agrees on a redistricting plan By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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t took three special meetings, but the Gallup City Council was finally able to agree on a new redistricting plan during its Nov. 16 meeting. During the first work session on Nov. 2, President of New Mexico Demographic Research LLC Rod Adair presented three redistricting plans to the council. Adair explained that the city’s four districts have to be divided into equal parts. He told the council that the 2020 Census reported that Gallup has a population of almost 21,900 people. He explained that Plan A would create the smallest change from the city’s current redistricting plan, and the council decided to

endorse Plan A. Plan A was not enthusiastically embraced by everyone. “I don’t like any of [the plans], but I guess I would go for Plan A, if we have to choose one,” Fran Palochak, Dist. 4, said, during the second special meeting on Nov. 10. Adair was late to the Nov. 10 meeting, so the council finished most of the discussion about Plan A before he arrived. One of the main issues that came up was that Plan A diminished the population provided to District 1, compared to the other districts. During the discussion, Palochak expressed her concern about how Plan A affects her district, arguing that almost all the changes come from District 4. “It appears that our consultant has targeted my district to

Rod Adair, former Chaves and Lincoln County Republican senator, President of New Mexico Demographic Research LLC. Photo Credit: nmlegis.gov

provide almost all the additional census for District 2,” she said. “I guess I have the most population is what I’m gathering, because they’re pulling from all of my

district for all of the plans.” The rest of the council did acknowledge that Palochak’s district has seen the most growth in the last several years. Palochak’s district includes the west side of Gallup. The council also noted that Councilor Linda Garcia’s district, located on the north side of Gallup, has more of an elderly population and older homes. To fix the problem, Adair said he would need to move 71 people from District 4 to District 1, which only affected four census blocks. This new plan was named “Gallup Plan Developed D u r i ng Nov. 10 Cou nci l Workshop” and included those minor changes. The council approved the plan during the Nov. 16 special meeting. In a previous meeting, Adair

explained that municipalities could be within five percent of what he called “a perfect number,” which would happen if everyone had an equal number of people in each of their districts. For Gallup, that perfect number would be 5,475 people in each district. A district is permitted to be either five percent above or below that figure. Based on the plan the council accepted, District 1 was 4.58 percent below, District 2 was 1.72 percent above, District 3 was .05 percent below, and District 4 was 2.9 percent above that figure. The new plan will go into effect on March 1 when the Municipal Officer Election is held. It will remain in effect until a new redistricting plan is adopted after the next U. S. Census.

County commissioners table important issues GET THE HOLIDAY CALENDAR DONE By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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cK inley County Com m is sioner s decided to table some of the issues on the Nov. 16 agenda because they felt like they were lacking some information. One of those issues was the approval of the proposed district maps. McKinley County Bureau of Elections Manager Marlene Custer presented the commissioners with three possible options for district boundaries. But ultimately, the commissioners decided they weren’t ready to approve the district maps. Part of the reason they didn’t make a final decision was because Commissioner Genevieve Jackson, Dist. 2,

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McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker was not present. The commissioners also said the districts’ boundaries were not clear enough and asked Custer to draw more defi ned boundary lines. In an interview with the Sun, Commissioner Robert Baca, Dist. 3, said he and Commissioner Billy Moore, D i s t . 1 fou nd t he m a p s confusing.

“The boundaries really aren’t clear based on the maps that they showed us,” Baca explained. “So we really couldn’t tell where the cut off points were for everywhere, at least for my area, District 3,” he said. A special meeting will be held Nov. 29, allowing commissioners to discuss the district boundaries in more detail. Another issue on the agenda concerned the wireless tower ordinance and its related resolutions. The commissioners were supposed to review and possibly adopt the ordinance and resolutions, but ultimately felt that they needed more information before they could. The county’s current service provider is Wireless Tower Solutions. The county has been working with the company since 2018. Wireless Tower

Solutions handles small tower applications. In a previous interview with the Sun, County Attorney Doug Decker said that the application fees for the wireless towers would be changing. Baca wanted to see the previous fee numbers before making a decision on the ordinance and resolutions. Decker and Wireless Tower Solutions Chief Training and Tech nolog y Off icer Dea n Williamson, were unable to provide the information. Depending upon how many towers they want, a new small wireless facility would cost a company as much as $750. A new traditional tower now costs $17,500. Decker will be providing the former numbers at the Nov. 30 Commissioners meeting, where

the issue will then be voted on. Finally, the commissioners approved the McKinley County 2022 Holiday Calendar. County offices will be closed on the following days during 2022: Jan. 3 for New Year’s Day (observed) Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King’s Day Feb. 21 for President’s Day April 15 for Spring Break May 30 for Memorial Day July 4 for Independence Day Sept. 5 for Labor Day Oct. 10 for Indigenous Peoples Day Nov. 11 for Veterans Day N o v. 2 4 a n d 2 5 f o r Thanksgiving Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 for Christmas Eve/Day Dec. 30 for New Year’s Eve (Observed)

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MISSING, MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN Issue getting national attention

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N.M. legislators welcome money to repair U.S. 64 Staff Reports

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ASHINGTON, D. C. — U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, D-N.M. are welcoming $25 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a U.S. Highway 64 corridor improvement and repair project

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running through Shiprock, N.M. This project will reconstruct approximately 21 miles of U.S. Highway 64 in northwestern New Mexico. The expansive corridor project includes: approximately four complete bridge replacements; widening and pavement rehabilitation of the entire 21-mile- highway corridor; major drainage improvements; safety and lighting improvements, and installation of fiber optic cable to connect communities and monitoring equipment to implement corridor management practices. “I am grateful to President Biden for making transportation infrastructure investment in Tribal communities a reality and not just a talking point,” Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations said. “This $25 million investment will mean better, safer roads for thousands of Shiprock residents and their

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Shiprock Chapter on U. S. Highway 64 in Shiprock, N.M. Photo Credit: Courtesy

families. “In addition, I can’t wait to see how the funding we passed in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide even more infrastructure opportunities across our state,” he added. “You can count on me to keep fighting to ensure that New Mexicans, no matter where they live, have access to quality highways, roads, and bridges.” Lujan spoke about how the investment in infrastructure in northwestern New Mexico

would create new opportunities for New Mexicans. “I was honored to support this project which will have lasting impacts in rural and Tribal communities,” Luján said. “With the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal signed into law, I’m confident that New Mexicans will begin seeing more investments like this one to repair our infrastructure and create thousands of jobs.” Leger Fernández talked about linking communities. “Safe roads and bridges are

essential to connect our rural and Tribal communities to critical health resources, job opportunities, and schools,” she said. Highway 64 is an important transportation corridor that connects New Mexico to our neighboring states and provides mobility for many of our northwestern communities, especially Navajo. “This grant will connect communities within the Navajo Nation to each other and their neighbors.” I n 2020, Hei n r ich a nd then-U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján wrote to DOT in support of the project requested by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and in partnership with the Navajo Nation and Navajo Department of Transportation. In April of this year, the Biden administration remodeled an existing grant prog r a m a s t he Rebu i ld i ng American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant program. One of the goals of the reform is to make funding more accessible for projects that can demonstrate improvements to racial and Tribal equity.

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Sun’s glare can be fatal

Wrong way on Third Street Staff Reports

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n her way pa st the cour thouse 41-year-old Regina Vee of Gallup man-

allows traffic to travel in one direction. Maiorano and Houghtaling turned on lights and sirens, but the driver fled for a few blocks before stopping. She

McKinley County Sheriff ’s officers after stopping a car going the wrong way on a one-way street in Gallup Nov. 16. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCSO

The damage from the Nov. 16 semi crash on Interstate 40. Photo Credit: Courtesy MCSO Staff Reports

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wo semi trucks traveling east bound on Interstate 40 in the right hand lane collided just after 7 am on Nov. 16 when the truck in front slowed

due to the glare of the sun. The truck traveling behind it did not slow and hit the back of the fi rst semi. The collision started a fi re which completely engulfed the cab of the second semi. The driver of that truck was killed.

Fire engulfs cab of second semi traveling east on Interstate 40 Nov. 16. Photo Credit: Courtesy MCSO No identity has been released. The driver of the first truck was taken to the hospital after complaining of injuries. The severity of the injuries has not been reported.

aged to capture the attent ion of McK i n ley Cou nt y Undersheriff James Maiorano a nd Sergea nt Tammy Houghtaling Nov. 16. Vee was driving the wrong way on Third Street which only

refused to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests or the breath test. Vee was arrested and charged with her second DWI, open containers, going the wrong way, careless driving, and no insurance.

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Gallup Police unit after it was hit by a drunk driver. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCSO Staff Reports

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hile responding to a crash on Nov. 14, members of the Gallup Police Department found themselves in a crash of their own. While driving a GPD unit westbound on Maloney Avenue running lights and sirens, a drunk driver traveling eastbound on Maloney attempted to turn on Fifth St and collided with the police vehicle, sending it into the A J Tires parking lot. The driver, who was identified as Michael Analla, 41, of Gallup, was determined to be intoxicated. He attempted to flee, but was apprehended and handcuffed by police officers, who then asked the sheriff’s department to take

The car that hit the Gallup Police unit while it was chasing another car. Photo Credit: Courtesy of MCSO over the case, to avoid a conflict of interest. A Gallup police officer was taken to the hospital after complaining of injuries. Analla was charged with DWI involving great bodily harm by vehicle, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, open container and resisting/evading an officer. PUBLIC SAFETY


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Weekly Police Activity Report Staff Reports S A M A R I TA N G E T S MUGGED Ramah, Oct. 24 A man headed to his grandmother’s house in Ramah to feed her dogs, was flagged down by three men standing around a vehicle. It was around 9 pm and he slowed to see what they wanted. One of them brandished a gun after the man stopped. They took his keys, wallet and phone, hit him on the head and left him unconscious. When he awoke his vehicle was gone and so were the suspects. He walked to his grandmother’s house a nd then returned to Gallup. He called

Metro Dispatch to report the incident. He met McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Cecil Sanders. His vehicle, a Chevy pickup truck, was found and towed into Gallup. No further information is available about the suspects. BOYFRIEND CROSSES A BOUNDARY Gallup, Oct. 23 A local man gave his daughter’s boyfriend enough time to return a vehicle he had taken before he decided to report the vehicle as stolen. He met McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Barnhurst at Rehobot h McK i n ley Christian Health Care Services,

where his daughter was receiving treatment for unrelated illness. He stated she and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument when he left their residence on Si Lane, taking the keys to a Toyota with him. Barnhurst was advised the young man had a history of abusing his daughter and she often went from house to house to stay. There were many suspects listed in Metro Dispatch with the same name the father gave to Barnhurst, so the deputy was unable to acquire any information for the report. The Toyota was entered into the Metro database as stolen. No other information was available.

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BROK EN V EHICL E WINDOW Yatahey, Oct. 23 A woman believes damage to her vehicle occurred overnight and reported the incident to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. She stated she was returning from T&R Market in the morning when she was pulling into her driveway and noticed that the back window to a Nissan Xterra was broken. There were no footprints near the vehicle, and the object used to break the window was a sandstone rock that could not be searched for prints. There were no listed costs for the damage. There are no suspects. TWO MYSTERY MEN LEAVE THEIR LOOT Thoreau, Oct. 22 Two ma les were nea r a proper ty on the 700 block of Highway 612 when they saw two holes had been cut into the barbed wire fence and a nearby road had been used to access the property. They followed the road and soon found a parked silver Toyot a 4 R u n ner w it h no plates pulling a trailer with aluminum poles and chain link fencing. Two other subjects were loading items from the property onto the trailer. When asked what they were doing, One replied he was told he could take some of the items he was carr ying. One witness said he knew one of the males to be a drug user, possibly living near Coolidge. He told them to unload the items

they were going to take. The two did as they were told, but one of them said he d id not w a nt t o s t ay a rou nd because he would get arrested. The two f led the scene. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Bittony veri f ie d t he d a m a ge t o t he fence and did a follow-up on the incident at the address g iven t o h i m by t he w it nesses. Bit tony identif ied and found the vehicle, but did not locate either of the two men. He was informed by another party at the scene that one of them had left to go to Arizona. No other information was available. SHOPL I FTER GETS AWAY Thoreau, Oct. 20 A male entered the Speedway store in Thoreau about 12 pm when he walked around the store and placed several items into his pockets, including chips, candy, and cans of “Smash” alcohol. He left the store without paying for the items, which were estimated to be worth about $15. The Speedway manager informed McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. after the suspect left the store that he was seen going toward a nearby Dollar General. The manager recognized the suspect from a previous incident when he got into a fight near the property and said he still had a visible injury on his face. The suspect was not found near the scene. No other information was available.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Tanya Peters Oct. 31, 9:32 am DWI Metro Dispatch wa s informed of a possible reckless driver that had crashed into a fence and was dragging it southbound on Highway 602 near Ellis Tanner Trading Company. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Timo Molina traveled to the scene and found a vehicle matching the description near Continental Divide Electric, 25 mm Hwy. 602. He pulled up to the vehicle and met the driver, Tanya Peters, 40, of Gallup. Molina noted the vehicle smelled of alcohol and Peters had bloodshot eyes and slurred her speech. There were several open cans of Budweiser in the vehicle. Peters exited the vehicle at his command and said she consumed two 12-oz. bottles of Smirnoff earlier that morning. She stated she was driving to her boyfriend’s house on Jones Ranch Road. A witness at the scene said they saw Peters crash into a fence near Sagebrush Apartments on Dani Drive and followed them. Molina administered the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, but then gave alternate tests after seeing Peters had an injury that could hamper her. However, Peters performed poorly on the tests and was placed under arrest. She was taken to Gallup Indian Medical Center for treatment, where she also agreed to give a blood sample. The results were not listed in the report, which also stated a summons was filed for Peters with charges of DWI, a suspended license, and having an open container. Marcus Smith Oct. 28, 8:02 pm Aggravated DW I (Second) A veh icle appea red to drive off the road near t he E dwa rd O’Plummer I nt erch a n ge off U.S. Highway 491 near Yatahey. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Frank Villa Jr. arrived at the scene and found the PUBLIC SAFETY

vehicle, which had gotten stuck in the dirt on the side of the road. The driver, Marcus Smith, 33, of Tohatchi, stopped the vehicle and exited, at which point he fell to the ground. Villa pulled up to the vehicle and helped Smith stand up. As he helped him, Villa observed Smith had bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol, and slurred his speech. Smith was coming from Sagebrush Liquors and said someone else had been driving, but Villa did not fi nd anyone in the immediate vicinity. Smith said he drank “two 40s” prior to driving and Villa found a bottle of 99 Pineapples in the vehicle. Smith refused to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, so he was placed under arrest. He was transported to the sheriff’s office, where he also refused to give a breath sample. Villa transported Smith to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked him for aggravated DWI, open container, and failure to maintain a lane. Smith was released on his own recognizance by Judge Virginia Yazzie.

as well. Woods was uncooperative and refused to take any sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He agreed to give a breath sample and was transported to the sheriff’s department for the test, where he posted two samples of .22. Woods was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI and driving with a revoked license. Woods was released on his own recognizance by Judge Robert Ionta. Rolanda Sanchez Oct. 23, 12:42 pm Aggravated DWI M e t r o Dispatch received a report of a tan GMC Yukon unable to maintain its lane travelng south on Highway 602. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai drove nea r El S a bi no Pa ck a ge Liquor, 1863 Hwy. 602, and found a vehicle matching that description. Tsethlikai pulled up to the vehicle and met the driver, Rolanda Sanchez, 38, of Zuni, who he saw had bloodshot eyes,

slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. She was with another passenger who also appeared intoxicated. Sanchez had trouble understanding Tsethlikai’s questions and said she was taking her nephew home. W h i le Sa nchez ag reed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests, she almost fell over and Tsethlikai determined it was unsafe for her to keep going. She was placed under arrest and the passenger was picked up. Sanchez agreed to give a breath sample and was transported to the sheriff’s office. She posted samples of .26, .23, and .23. Tsethlikai transported her to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked her for aggravated DWI and a revoked license. Sanchez was released on her own recognizance by Judge Virginia Yazzie. Davianna Haley Oct. 21, 6:32 pm Aggravated DWI Ramah Navajo Police officers were present near the 32-mile marker of Highway 53 after a silver Toyota Camry drove into a ditch. McKinley Cou nt y Sher i f f ’s Deput y Harland Soseeah arrived and

met with the officers, who told him they h a d s poken to the driver, Davianna Haley, 30, of Vanderwagen. Haley had been driving when she needed to use the restroom, so she tried to turn the vehicle around by pulling into a nearby driveway, but ended up in a ditch instead. Haley’s father arrived and took the vehicle home. Soseeah met with Haley, who smelled of alcohol and slurred her speech. He asked if she had been drinking. Haley said she consumed a pint of 99 Watermelon. She agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. However, Haley performed poorly on the tests and was placed under arrest for DWI. Haley agreed to give a breath sample and was transported to the sheriff’s office for the test, where she posted samples of .19 and .17. She was then taken to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI. Haley was released on her own recognizance by Judge Virginia Yazzie.

Irvin Peter Woods Oct. 24, 4:22 pm Aggravated DWI (Fourth) A white Pont ia c i n the lot of the Speedway station at 1039 U.S. Hwy. 491 i n Ya t a h e y was seen rolling into a parked vehicle at the station with an unconscious driver at the wheel. McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai arrived at the scene and pulled up to the Pontiac. He saw a male unconscious at the wheel as reported and tried to wake him. It took several attempts for the driver, Irvin Peter Woods Jr., 32, of Brimhall, to finally awaken and when he did, he tried to shift his vehicle out of the lot but could not. Tsethlikai had to break open the window and he and another arriving officer were able to remove Woods from the vehicle. Woods had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. Officers found a small bag of marijuana on him Gallup Sun • Friday November 19, 2021

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Bathroom stabbing at Sober Living Staff Reports

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cK i n ley Cou nt y Sheriff ’s Deputy Franklin Begaye was approaching a residence on Chino Loop when he was flagged down by a person who stated his friend had been stabbed. Begaye checked around the residence and found the victim near a shed on the property. The victim stated he had been

s t a bb e d by his roommate at the Sober L iv i ng New Ministr ies. He identified the roommate a s S t e ph a n Poncho, 58, Stephan Poncho of Gamerco. Begaye notified Metro Dispatch for an ambulance and then assisted the v ictim u ntil Medsta r

arrived. The witness at the scene said he and the victim were at the property at about 1:00 am when Poncho came running into the bathroom holding a knife. One man at the scene was able to avoid being attacked, but Poncho assaulted another person in the room. Begaye arrived at the scene after two people fled the house. One of the men who was in the bathroom had a laceration

about four inches long on his upper left arm. The other had a small bruise on his upper left chest. Begaye and another deputy searched the nearby workshop center of New Life Ministries at 309 Chino Loop where they found Poncho. He was yelling at them as he barricaded himself inside the premises. After the deputies tried to have the manager unlock the door, Poncho exited the room he was in and

he was taken into custody. The knife used in the incident was found at the scene and identified by the witnesses. Poncho was taken to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services for medical clearance before being taken to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated battery and assault charges. As of Nov. 10, Poncho was still in custody on a bond of $3,500 cash or surety.

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etro Dispatch received mu lt iple calls about a gray Pontiac with no license plate in for mation swerving on and off the road heading westbound on Coal Basin Road at 10:15 pm on July 19. Many of the people calling said the car had

almost caused an accident. Metro Dispatch told McKinley County Sheriff ’s Deputy Terrence Willie that the car was parked in front of ABQ Recycling at 61 Coal Basin Rd. in Gallup. When he arrived, Willie saw the car, and met with a witness who said she saw the driver hit a large rock in front of the business. According to his report,

Willie saw a woman, later identified as Christina J a m e s , 31, from Gamerco, and n o t ic e d s he Christina James had bloodshot, watery eyes. He saw two miniature bottles of Yukon Jack in the car’s front center console.

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James said she was coming from Twin Lakes and going to ABQ Recycling to pick up parts for her car. Willie noticed that James had blood on her face, and he asked her where it came from. She said it was just from a pimple. James admitted that she had dr unk a Twisted Tea around 10 that morning. She sa id she had not had a ny drugs or medication. Willie not ice d t h a t Ja me s w a s unable to keep her balance

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ngela Green’s evening of bar-hopping on her 21st birthday wound up with her crawling around on the floor of the police station in wet pants. A bir thday celebration that went from margaritas at Coal Street Pub to Panz Allegra restaurant became a police call when a witness told Gallup Police Officer Dominic Molina Oct. 2, 2020 that there had been a fender bender in the parking lot around 8 pm. The witness said a Ford Explorer had backed into a Pontiac before taking off across the parking lot, running over a concrete parking barrier and coming to a stop. According to police reports, once the Explorer stopped, the d r iver a nd pa ssenger switched seats before the Explorer drove back to where

the Pontiac was parked, nearly running over a man walking across the lot. Molina spoke to the original driver, Angela Green, 21. He described her as smelling of alcohol and slurring her speech. He also said she had urinated on herself. She admitted to driving and also said she had been drinking. She agreed to take the field sobriety tests, but could not stand upright. She was handcuffed and taken to the police station. At t he s t at ion, Green agreed to provide a breath sample, but she bit the mouthpiece instead of blowing into it, resulting in a refusal. As Molina was ty ping up the report, Green fell out of her chair and crawled around the floor before fi nding her way back into the chair. She was booked for DWI and failing to report striking an unattended vehicle. PUBLIC SAFETY


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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives event educates the community By Rachel Pfeiffer Sun Correspondent

Red Willow Harmony Group of Taos Pueblo singing “Waiting For You” at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives event at the El Morro Theatre Nov. 5. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ná’áł Kíd Productions

Rain, film director of “Somebody’s Daughter” and “Say Her Name,” speaks at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women event at the El Morro Theatre Nov. 5. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ná’áł Kíd Productions

“Somebody’s Daughter,” both directed by Rain. The documentaries examined cases of specific missing and murdered Indigenous women. “Somebody’s Daughter” follows several high-profile cases, while “Say Her Name” focuses on cases in Big Horn County, Mont. “Somebody’s Daughter” has received attention from top lawmakers, including President Joe Biden. “The film is phenomenal, inspirational,” Jackson said. “It’s educationa l, a nd it’s straight to the point. It says things that need to be said.” McKinley County Com m is sioner Genev ieve Jackson, Dist. 2, spoke at the event. Because members of her

and the missing,” Jackson said. “Along with community support, prayer, and song, people had the courage to speak

about their loved ones without judgment.” The event also featured the fi lms “Say Her Name” and

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etween 2014 and 2019, 53 percent of all missing persons in Gallup were I nd igenou s women, one of the highest rates in the state during that period. In 2018, one report found Gallup was among the top ten cities in the U. S. with the highest numbers of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Charmaine Jackson of Ná’áł Kíd Productions along with independent advocates helped orga nize the Missing a nd Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives event Nov. 5 at the El Morro Theatre. The event began with a “sharing our stories” portion that allowed speakers to talk about their experiences and perspectives.

Genevieve Jackson, McKinley County Commissioner (Dist. 2), speaks during the “sharing our stories” portion of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives event at the El Morro Theatre Nov. 5. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ná’áł Kíd Productions “It was a very powerful segment for participants, survivors, and families of victims

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avajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and First Lady Phefelia Nez commended U. S. President Joe Biden after he issued a new executive order directing federal officials to work hand-inhand with Tribal Nations and Tribal partners to address cases of missing and murdered Indigenous people. At the White House Tribal Nations Summit Nov. 15, Biden ordered federal officials to work to build safe and healthy T r iba l com mu n it ie s a nd support comprehensive law enforcement, prevention and intervention. “With today’s executive order, President Biden continues to fulfi ll his commitment to tribal nations that will help to strengthen coordination INDIAN COUNTRY

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez with U. S. President Joseph Biden during the opening day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit Nov. 15 in Washington, D. C. Photo Credit: Courtesy of OPVP between all agencies to help locate and resolve missing persons cases in tribal communities,” Nez said. “Far too many of our Navajo people continue to endure the heartache and frustration of a missing loved

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24th Navajo Nation Council explains how Infrastructure Act will benefit Tribal Nations Staff Reports

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ash., D.C. — The 24th Nava jo Nation Council is demonstrating its support for the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Joe Biden at the White House Nov. 15. The act is a key part of the Biden Administration’s economic agenda during this pandemic. The infra str ucture bill will deliver $550 billion in new feder a l i nve s t ment s across the countr y in the span of five years for bridges, roads, broadband connections, water, and new energy systems. “By signing this infrastructure bill into law, President Biden has sent a clear message to Sovereign Nations around the countr y that we are a top priority,” Speaker Seth Damon (Bááhaalí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Red Rock, Rock Springs, Tséyatoh) said. “Two hundred four teen million dollars will be used to bring running water to 40 percent of Navajo families because the Navajo Utah Water Rights Settlement is fully funded. “Over $11 billion in new infrastructure projects will be f u nded a rou nd Ind ia n Country to begin construction

on broadband internet lines, roadways, bridges, and water pipelines,” he said. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the largest investment in Tribal Nation infrastructure projects. It includes: • $3.5 billion for the Indian Hea lth Ser v ice sa nitation facilities construction • $3 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation tribal transportation program • $2.5 billion to address previously approved Indian water rights settlements • $55 billion for assistance grants for purposes of providing clean and safe drinking water to tribal communities • $2 billion for the National Telecom mu n ic at ion s a nd Information Administration for the tribal broadband connectivity program to expand broadband access • $11.2 billion for grants for abandoned coal mine land and water reclamation projects “For deca des we have been a d voc a t i n g for t he water r ig hts of ou r Uta h Navajo families and this law now provides full funding to begin connecting our water lines,” Delegate Charlaine Tso (Mexican Water, Tółikan, Teec Nos Pos, Aneth, Red Mesa) said. “Many of our Navajo homes will now have access

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to water, our main life source. “It matters a lot to us that grandma and grandpa drink safe water, and our families in Utah can turn on the faucet for clean water,” Tso said. According to the Interior Department, this law makes h istor ic i nvest ment s i n I nd igenou s com mu n it ie s’ efforts to tackle the climate crisis. “Indigenous communities are facing unique climate-related challenges that pose existential threats to Tribal economies, infrastructure, l ivel i hood s, a nd hea lt h,” I nter ior Secret a r y Deb

Haaland said. “Coastal communities are facing flooding, erosion, permafrost subsidence, sea level rise, and storm surges, while inland communities are facing worsening drought and extreme heat. “The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal’s historic investments in Tribal communities will help bolster community resilience, replace aging infrastructure, and provide support needed for climate-related relocation and adaptation,” she pointed out. The law includes a $466 million investment for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for

infrastructure projects and climate resilience initiatives to include: • $250 million for construction, repair, improvement and maintenance of irrigation and power systems, safety of dams, water sanitation, and other facilities • $216 million for climate resilience, adaptation and community relocation planning, design and implementation of projects which address the va r y ing climate cha llenges facing tribes across the country “Ever yone knows we’re long overdue to make major investments in infrastructure, but nobody knows that better than Indian Country,” Biden said. “Tribal lands have been chronically underfunded for generations. “And so I’m very proud to say that when I sign the bill, the single-largest investment in Tribal infrastructure ever is going to occur: more than $13 billion in direct investments to Indian Country and tens of billions more in grants and future funding opportunities — funding for clean drinking water, high-speed Internet, roads and bridges, environmental cleanups, and so much more,” Biden said at the White House Tribal Nations Summit.

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“Missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives is an issue that affects the local leaders, the city leaders, the community leaders, the state leaders, and the national leaders,” the commissioner said. “Those people we call leaders must be aware and bring resources to the table on how we can solve the problem. “Right now, the problem is that we are lacking fi nancial resources to address some of these problems,” she continued. “The Navajo Nation is shortstaffed in the law enforcement department. Some of these things languish because there are not enough prosecutors or detectives to pursue these cold cases.” Commissioner Jackson also believes additional resources dedicated to the health and

social services departments would enable them to provide counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Ultimately, though, she hopes events like this will lead to solutions. “I’d like for the grassroots people to become more involved,” Jackson said. “I’d like for them to come up with recommendations and solutions so we can problem-solve, bring attention to this, and give it a lot of weight so we can address it with our lawmakers. “It’s a problem that’s always been here, but that doesn’t mean it needs to endure into the next generation,” the commissioner concluded. The hope is at some point in the future, events like the one at the theatre can focus solely on honoring those lost, instead of also generating ideas to combat the issue.

The U.S. Capitol during a recent Council visit with Congressional leaders and Council Delegates in Washington, D.C. Photo Credit: Courtesy

family have been murdered or gone missing, Jackson has firsthand knowledge of the issue. “Those two films by the gentleman named Rain were excellent because they concentrated on Indigenous women and problems in other Native communities,” Commissioner Jackson said. “Those very same problems exist here.” In addition to increasing general awareness about the danger, Genevieve Jackson hopes education can take place in schools and the health and social services departments to improve safety, as well as the handling of the problem as a whole. She also believes political aspects of the issue need to be addressed.

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Earthweek: Diary of a Changing World Week ending Friday, November 12, 2021

By Steve Newman

Naturally Abundant Wind and solar could prov ide enough electricity to meet most of the current demand in the U.S., according to an international study. Writing in “Nature Communications,” researchers say batteries and other storage methods could provide even more reliable round-the-clock power. “Wind and solar could meet more than 80 percent of demand in many places without crazy amounts of storage or excess generating capacity, which is the critical point,” co-author Steve Davis of the University of California, Irvine said. “But depending on the country, there may be many multi-day periods throughout the year when some demand will need to be met by energy storage and other non-fossil energy sources in a zero-carbon future.”

Earthquakes Much of central New Zealand was jolted by a magnitude 5.5 temblor.• Earth movements were also felt in India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Sikkim state, southwestern Turkey and western Nicaragua.

Wild Bee Bonanza The last descendants of England’s w i ld honeybe e s have been discovered in pristine ancient woodlands just outside Oxford, long after the species was thought to have been wiped out. The wild bees are smaller, darker and with

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and Uzbekistan. They say the leaks could be repaired or prevented with better fossil fuel infrastructure maintenance.

Debris Damage The ma ssive amount of floating pu m ice spewed in August from an undersea volcano in southern Japan’s remote Ogasawara island chain has damaged boats and ports as far north as Okinawa and Kyushu.

Japanese scientists have begun to analyze the composition of the pumice and the ocean currents that carried it far from the eruption. A eruption of the same volcano in 1986 also carried pumice stones to Okinawa.

Unbridled Warming A new repor t wa r ns that even with all the pledges made at the Glasgow climate conference, roughly twice as much carbon

will be emitted by man-made sources by 2030 than will be needed to push global heating past the 1.5-degree Celsius mark. Under “business as usual,” without any of the new pledges, the world will warm up by 2.7 degrees this century, “Climate Action Tracker” said. Chief Executive Officer Bill Hare said there are no plans in place to achieve many of the 2030 targets. Scientists say to keep warming to the aspirational goal of 1.5 degrees, global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45 percent from 2010 levels by 2030 to hit “net zero” by 2050. The British Met Office warns that 1 billion people will face deadly heat with just 2 degrees of warming.

Tropical Cyclones Tropical Storm Wanda dissipated to the northwest of the Azores. • Tropical storms Sandra and Terry formed briefly over the eastern Pacific. Dist. by: Andrews McMeel Syndication©MMXXI Earth Environment Service

Leak Detection Satel l ite dat a has revealed nearly 800 major methane lea k s f rom fou r countries. While methane accounts for only 16 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, it is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in causing global heating. Cutting those emissions is crucial to combat climate change. Scientists from the U.S. and Europe used data from two satellites to detect the most methane leaks from oil and gas facilities in the United States, Algeria, Turkmenistan

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Four N.M. lawmakers support leasing ban Staff Reports

Melanie Stansbury, D-N.M. issued a statement backing the president’s announcement to ban oil and gas leasing around Chaco Canyon and surrounding areas in northwestern New Mexico for 20 years. “President Biden’s executive order to ban leasing on federal lands around Chaco Canyon is a significant step forward in protecting this h istor ica l sacred site for generations to come,” they

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stated. “As we continue to work to provide additional protection through legislative action, including through the Chaco Canyon Cultural Heritage Protection Act, this administrative withdrawal will provide protections while we continue to work to permanently protect the greater

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A view of Chaco Canyon. Photo Credit: National Park Service.

Congresswoman for District Three celebrates Infrastructure Act signing PREPARES FOR ACTION ON ORPHANED WELLS Staff Reports

of reasons to smile when President Joseph Biden signed the Infrastructure Act Nov. 15. As Chair of the Subcommittee on Indigenous People, L eger Fer ná ndez

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advocated for investments to make broadband accessible and affordable for low-income and rural households, funding for water infrastructure projects, including the Navajo Gallup

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Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, D-N.M., attends White House signing ceremony Nov. 15 in Washington, D. C. Photo Credit: Courtesy to clean up over 56,000 known “orphaned” oil and gas wells across the country that were leaking methane and contaminating groundwater. “Fossil fuel companies abandoned hundreds of thousands of oil and gas wells; they abandoned their duty to clean up after themselves,” Leger Fernández said. “These orphaned wells leak methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases, and other pollutants. “Their leaks into the air and groundwater pose serious public health risks, especially to rural, Tribal, and communities of color,” she said. “When we clean them up, we create good paying jobs and reinvest in the communities abandoned by these fossil fuel companies. The Orphan Wells Cleanup and Jobs Act: • Authorizes $7.25 billion in grant funding for orphaned well cleanup on state and private

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The Mountain Pact supports proposed drilling ban around Chaco Historical Park By Anna Peterson Executive Director The Mountain Pact

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uring a White House Tribal-Nations Summit, the Biden Administration proposed a 20-year ban on oil and gas leasing around Chaco Culture National Historical Park. T he Mou nt a i n Pa ct i s thrilled with the administration’s action today (Nov. 15) to institute a 20-year ban on oil and gas leasing within a 10 -mile radius around the Greater Chaco Landscape. C h a c o C u l t u r e Na t io n a l Historical Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and the

Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Photo Credit: Anna Peterson, The Mountain Pact sacred ancestral homeland to ma ny Ind igenous commu nities. We a re grateful to the Biden Administration

for working to protect the cultural and spiritual importance of this landscape from shor t-ter m extraction and

Nov. view of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Photo Credit: Anna Peterson, The Mountain Pact development. T h r ou g h t he A me r ic a the Beautiful initiative, the

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Navajo Nation opposes withdrawal for development at Chaco Canyon TRIBAL CONSULTATION IGNORED By Alray Nelson Communications Director 24th Navajo Nation Council

Protection Act of 2019” - until a buffer zone surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historical Park was reduced to five miles. “ T h e r e a r e nu m e r ou s Nava jo cu lt u ra l resou rce sites across the eastern portion of the Nava jo Nation where Navajo allottees will be impacted. Congress commissioned a cultural resource investigation to be performed by cultural experts within

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INDOW ROCK , Ariz. — The 24th Nav a jo Nat ion Cou nci l rea ffirmed its opposition to the Biden Administration proposal of a 20-year ban on oil and gas drilling within a 10-mile radius of the Chaco Culture Heritage Withdrawal Area in northwestern New Mexico. President Biden announced the plan during the fi rst day of the White House Tr ibal Nations Summit in Washington, D.C. The Interior Depa r tment pla ns for the Bureau of Land Management to initiate consideration of this 20-year withdrawal of federal lands around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in the coming weeks. The BLM intends to publish a notice in the Federal Register that will commence a two-year segregation while a n env i ron ment a l a n a lysis is completed and public comment on the proposed administrative withdrawal is provided. According to the Interior OPINIONS

Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council gathered outside the Navajo Nation Council Chambers. Photo Credit: Courtesy 24th Navajo Nation Council Department, the segregation a nd potentia l w ithd rawa l would not affect existing valid leases or rights and would not apply to minerals owned by private, State, or Tribal entities. “The Interior Department unilaterally made this withd r awa l proposa l w it hout proper tribal consultation, now directly affecting our f a m i l i e s o n t h e Na v a j o Nation. The BLM now wants to initiate formal tribal consultation after the fact. The Navajo Nation Council has requested multiple times for Congressional leadership to

hold hearings in the affected areas of New Mexico, which has yet to be completed. Our families from the allotted land areas are ignored and they deserve [e]very opportunity to be heard now.” Council D eleg a t e M a rk F r e el a nd ( B e c e n t i , L a k e Va l l e y, Ná h o d i s h g i s h , S t a n d i n g Rock, Whiterock, Huerfano, Nageezi, Crownpoint) said. I n Ja nu a r y 2 0 2 0, t h e Na a bi k ’íy á t i’ C om m it t e e of the 24th Navajo Nation Council unanimously passed Resolution No. NABIJA-05-20 opposing H.R. 2181 and S. 1079 - “The Chaco Heritage Area

the Chaco Ca nyon region that is still ongoing. The Biden Administration must wait until study results are completed before initiating this 20-year withdrawal. It is through our nation to nation relationship that our sovereignty is inherently important and should be respected at all costs,” Budget and Finance Cha i r ma n Ja m ie Hen io (Alamo, Ramah, Tóhajiilee) said.

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Rio West Mall celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Eugene Marshall and Nova Bitsie, make traditional pinch pots during an event honoring Native American Heritage Month at the Rio West Mall in Gallup Nov. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Participants use their fingers to form traditional pinch pots during an event honoring Native American Heritage Month at the Rio West Mall in Gallup Nov. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Zeke Yazzie inscribes his pinch pot during an event honoring Native American Heritage Month Nov. 13 at the Rio West Mall. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Michael Martinez watches from his bassinet while his family makes clay pots during an event honoring Native American Heritage Month at the Rio West Mall Nov. 13. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

Octavia Fellin Public Library Deputy Director Betty Martin and Joshua Whitman hand out supplies to Neveah Bitsie during a Native American arts and crafts event Nov. 13 at the Rio West Mall. Photo Credit: Cable Hoover

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‘King Richard’ shows how growing up Williams can be fun, intense By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING:  OUT OF  RUNNING TIME: 138 MINUTES This film will be playing at movie theaters on Nov. 19, with a month-long simultaneous release on HBO Max. V i r t u a l ly e ve r yo ne i s familiar with phenoms Venus and Serena Williams, who have become two of the alltime greatest tennis players. Besides winning more titles and records than can be listed here, they’re still competing at extraordinary levels. That hasn’t prevented the pair, their family, and fi lmmakers from producing a biopic about their lives. “King Richard” focuses primarily on their dad Richard and his efforts to make his daughters the best athletes in the world. The story is interesting and the film is slickly mounted, with strong performances from the cast. Yet, while it is a good feature, one can’t help but feel that the family’s close involvement in the production may have ultimately softened some of the edge and tension from the story. Richard Williams (Will Smith) is a father determined to help his children rise to the top. In particular, his attention is focused on teaching tennis to daughters Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton). Seeing their talent, he videotapes them and contacts professionals and special schools in their hometown of Los Angeles. Richard pressures everyone he meets to teach them, despite most being less-than-interested in providing free help and lessons. Eventually, he convinces tennis coach Paul Cohen (Tony Goldwyn) to volunteer time with Venus and re-teaches lessons with wife Oracene (Aunjanue Ellis) to Serena. Both join the amateur circuit and draw attention. Richard then begins negotiating with other coaches like Rick Macci (Jon Bernthal), as he continues to forge ahead and make his children rich and famous. COMMUNITY

Richard Williams (Will Smith), Venus Williams (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena Williams (Demi Singleton) riding a grocery cart full of tennis balls around the tennis court in “King Richard,” a biopic about the family of two phenomenal tennis star sisters. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Smith is giving his all, portraying Richard Williams as a family man and doing his best to make the dad’s wild eccentricities understandable. Performers Sidney and Singleton are charismatic and fun to watch as the Williams sisters, joking around jovially while working through intense conditions and scrutiny. And Ellis also has a couple of dramatic scenes as she attempts to help her driven husband listen to his girls and take their opinions into consideration. The performers are all compelling and likable, as are the various supporting cast members who fi nd themselves both impressed with the young tennis talent and frustrated by their father and his hard negotiating tactics. When the Williams sisters are shown playing the game, the editing and camera work is also impressive. Obviously, the end results of many of the matches depicted are already known, so making the various showdowns reasonably tense and exciting is an accomplishment in and of itself. Smith also adds some extra drama to the proceedings, behaving in both a confident, but edgy manner during the matches. In genera l, the f ilm is handsome, but there is a certain Hollywood glossiness to the proceedings. The movie

makes a few minor allusions to Richard being stubborn in making everyone adhere to his vision. However, it doesn’t result in much confl ict within the family, beyond one or two discussions with his wife. Family as a focal point and carrying a humble attitude while helping the community, is explained as being essential to Richard, yet the movie only mentions his charity work in passing, and is instead centered on his business deal

negotiations and efforts to make big money. These are some interesting contradictions that could provide drama, but the movie doesn’t address them. It paints Richard as almost saintly and sets out to spurn any questions about his tough methods to ensure success. O b v i o u s l y, R i c h a r d Williams was in many ways instrumental in helping his daughters achieve success. But to some degree the focus on

dad minimizes the tremendous talent and accomplishments of Venus and Serena. Given the real family’s involvement in the proceedings, it does seem as if the upbeat family dynamic presented should be taken with a grain of salt. “King Richard” is an effective and inspirational tale of how two tennis phenoms came to be, but it doesn’t quite deliver an ace serve. V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

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Nutrition Educator, New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension Service, Admin and Program Unit McKinley County, located in Gallup, NM, 30 hours per week. Education: High School diploma or GED with two (2) years of experience. Equivalency: Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience. Valid NM driver’s license required & personal auto required. Position is contingent upon funding. #REQ. NO 2100742S. For complete job description, qualifications and application process visit: http://hr.nmsu.edu/ jobs/. Department Contact

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General Job Description: Responsible for providing administrative support to the accountant with data entry, processing, and recording transactions, and assisting with audits and all other financial and business functions related to the Housing Authority. Assists in preparation of various financial or administrative reports, financial data tracking sheets, and any other reports required by the Department. The successful candidate must have: basic knowledge of GAAP, bookkeeping principles, recordkeeping and retention procedures, budgeting, cost allocations, auditing, and financial reporting; skilled in operating standard office equipment and applicable computer software, such as Microsoft Suites; knowledge of record keeping, file management, standard office procedures and policies; ability to complete tasks with minimal instruction and meet deadlines; knowledge of cash management policies and procedures; general understanding of accounts payable and payroll processing policies and

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EMAIL: GALLUPSUNLEGALS@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM procedures; ability to deal effectively with sensitive and confidential information; ability to carry out effective communication including oral, grammatical, and written instructions in English This is a non-exempt full-time position of 40 hours per week. Applications and/or a copy of the job description may be requested by email at: GHA. Main@galluphousing.com. Applicants may return the application in person or may submit their applications to the email above. Position Open Until Filled Gallup Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer *** Black Mesa Fuels LLC– Gallup, NM Full-time | Part-time Hiring Class-A CDL Drivers. Two years’ experience in driving Tractor Trucks but

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Please apply in person at Gas up gas station at 920 E Hwy 66. Or call (505) 722-5031 ext. 104 Ask for Jenna *** MARKETING CLERK Looking for variety and opportunity for growth? Then apply to join the Gallup Sun team! In the position of Marketing Clerk, your customer service and administrative skills will come into play in this multitasking position. As Marketing Clerk, you’ll assist the Office Manager with tasks that entail assisting advertising and classifieds customers, while honing your front and back office skills. At least 1-2 years of sales/ customer service experience required, along with some office experience. Please email cover letter and resume to: gallupsun@gmail.com. Explain on a separate sheet any gaps in your employment history. Pay: DOE. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. SEP IRA and Health Stipend. FOR RENT Gallup Living Rentals

60’s Dining Room Set: Oval table Med. Dark w/one leaf, 6 lyreback chairs with upholstered seats and Lenox Fair Fields set of china. $425.00 cash o.b.o. Phone: (505) 722-7598; leave a message *** Firewood for Sale Unsplit piñon and/or cedar (juniper) for sale. Pick up only. Call 505-567-8396. LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JACOB LaCROIX and CAROL LaCROIX Plaintiffs, v. CARROL C. NELSON and MARGARET C. NELSON their heirs, Successors & Assigns and All unknown claimants of interest., Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT TO: CARROL C. NELSON and MARGARET C. NELSON their heirs, Successors & Assigns and All unknown claimants of interest.,

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You or your attorney are hereby directed to file a pleading or motion in response to the Complaint to Quiet Title on file herein on or before 20 days from the date of the last publication of this Notice in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court, 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 upon Plaintiffs or Plaintiffs’ attorneys, Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec, P.O. Box 1772, Gallup, New Mexico 87305, (505-722-4463). Unless a responsive pleading or motion is entered by you in this cause on or before the

above date, judgment will be rendered against you by default. The general object of said action is to quiet the title of the following-described property in McKinley County, New Mexico:

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Lot Numbered Ninety-Three (93) in Thoreau Townsite No. Two, Subdivision of McKinley County, New Mexico as shown on the Plat filed in the office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico January 12, 1972, and to include all improvements. SUBJECT TO all legally existing easements, restrictions and reservations.

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WITNESS the District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this 2nd day of November, 2021. Clerk of the District Court By Michelle Sandy Deputy Published: Gallup Sun November 12, 2021 November 19, 2021 November 26, 2021 *** LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSAGE BY TITLE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. C2021-6 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico, at its special meeting of November 16, 2021 passed, adopted and approved the following entitled Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A NEW REDISTRICTING PLAN FOR THE FOUR (4) COUNCIL DISTRICTS OF THE CITY OF GALLUP FOR THE MARCH 1, 2022 MUNICIPAL OFFICER ELECTION AND FOR ANY REGULAR COUNCIL ELECTION HELD THEREAFTER; AMENDING SECTION 1-10-3 OF THE GALLUP MUNICIPAL CODE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A complete copy of the Ordinance is on file in the

CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk

*** ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2021/2022/04/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for: Long Term Power Supply and Scheduling Services, City of Gallup, Gallup, NM As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app. negometrix.com/buyer/3226 Electronically submitted proposals shall be received via electronic bidding platform until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on or before December 22, 2021 where proposals will be received and recorded by the City of Gallup Purchasing Department via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/ RFP software system powered by Negometrix. All solicitations will be released electronically through Negometrix and responses from offerors must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Negometrix, prospective offerors will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Negometrix is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Negometrix. Register your company at Negometrix.com. Only ELECTRONICIALLY SUBMITTED PROPOSALS

will now be accepted; system will not accept proposals submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 17rd day of November 2021 By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS LINCOLN-STRONGVEGA WATERLINE REPLACEMENT CITY OF GALLUP Formal Bid No. 2116 Notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico will receive ELECTRONICALLY submitted bids for construction of CITY OF GALLUP LINCOLNSTRONG-VEGA WATERLINE REPLACEMENT until the hour of 2:00 p.m., local time, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at https://app. negometrix.com/buyer/3226. Bids will be electronically opened, and publicly read aloud at the Office of the Procurement Manager via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. This project will consist of installing new 6-inch waterlines in Lincoln Avenue, Strong Drive and Vega Avenue in Gallup, NM. The Lincoln-Strong-Vega waterline will consist of installing approximately 2,800 linear feet of new 6-inch waterline starting from the intersection of Lincoln Avenue & 3rd Street and will go east on Lincoln Avenue to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue & Strong Drive. The new waterline will run north on Strong Drive towards the intersection of Strong Drive & Vega Avenue and will turn east on Vega Avenue ending at the intersection of Vega Avenue & Cliff Drive. Work shall include fittings, specials, trenching, backfilling, compaction, waterline tie-ins, transfer

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 of existing water services, existing waterline removal, waterline abandonment and traffic control. Sidewalk, curb and gutter, and asphalt removal will also be required. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may be obtained from DePauli Engineering and Surveying, LLC, 307 S. 4th Street, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, (505) 8635440, upon deposit of $250.00, all of which will be refunded upon return of the documents within ten (10) days after bid opening. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may also be examined and/or downloaded at https://app. negometrix.com/buyer/3226 NOTE: The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/ RFx software powered by Negometrix. All solicitations will be released electronically through Negometrix and responses from bidders must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Negometrix, prospective bidders will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Negometrix is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior

TRIBAL LEADERS SUMMIT | FROM PAGE 13 one. We have to continue to work together to do more for our people. We thank President Biden, Secretary Haaland, and all grassroots and community advocates.” First Lady Nez commended the signing of the Executive Order and said more needs to be done to address missing persons including the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, to help

CHACO CANYON | FROM PAGE 16 Chaco area, and address the environmental, health, economic, and cultural needs of this vibrant region.” I n a l e t t e r t o U. S . Department of the Interior Secretar y Deb Haaland in May, Heinrich said, “Since I’ve been in Congress, we’ve

to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Negometrix. Register your company at Negometrix. com. Only ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED BIDS will now be accepted; system will not accept bids submitted after due date and time. Pre-Bid/Pre-Proposal Conferences, Bid Openings, and Pre-Construction Conferences will be held via conference/video calls or other virtual means until further notice. Details regarding virtual bid opening are provided within bid documents. Dated this 17th day of November, 2021 By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publication Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

FIRE DEPARTMENT UNIFORMS Multi-Term Contract As more particularly set out in the Bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app. negometrix.com/buyer/3226 Electronically submitted bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on December 7, 2021 when bids will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means.

bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Negometrix is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Negometrix. Register your company at Negometrix.com. Only ELECTRONICIALLY SUBMITTED BID PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept bids submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 17th day of November, 2021 By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, November 19, 2021 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Work Session Meeting on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. to discuss all options and proposals of the redistricting of the Commission Districts.

meeting day -- including room capacity limits, mask requirements and other safety practices issued by the Governor’s Office due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and the requirements of the Open Meetings Act allowing members of the public to attend and listen to meetings of the quorum of the governing body. This meeting will be held in the West Conference room, Second Floor of the new extension of the McKinley 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 and 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.

The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/ RFP software system powered by Negometrix. All solicitations will be released electronically through Negometrix and responses from bidders must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Negometrix, prospective bidders will be provided with all information regarding a

This special meeting will be held “In-Person” -- Adhering to the Social Distancing Protocols in effect for the

resolve jurisdictional issues that arise in cases involving violence against Navajo women by non-Nava jo perpetrators. “The executive order will help agencies at the federal, state, and tribal levels to better communicate and work together to address data sharing and collecting, responses by law enforcement, and support for families of missing persons,” First Lady Nez said. “Generations of Native Americans have experienced

violence or mourned a missing or murdered family member or loved one, and the lasting impacts of such tragedies are felt throughout the country,” the order states. “Native Americans face unacceptably high levels of violence, and are victims of violent crime at a rate much higher than the national average. “Native American women, in particular, are disproportionately the victims of sexual and gender-based violence, including intimate partner

homicide,” it continued. At this first-ever Tribal Leaders Summit, Biden directed federal officials to work with tribal nations to strategize how to improve public safety and advance justice. “This builds on the work we did together on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, when we granted authority to tribes to exercise jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders who commit violence on tribal lands,” Biden said. “We’re going to reauthorize

that again, we’re going to expand the jurisdiction to include other offenses like sex trafficking, sexual assault, and child abuse.” The second day of the summit Biden participated in a panel discussion about tribal priorities. For more information about the Executive Order, go to https://www.whitehouse.gov or to reach the executive order directly, go to https:// bit.ly/3nkHqoc

secured a series of actions that have prevented new oil and gas leasing in the vicinity of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Today marks the beginning of the end of short-term policies that shift every year to the long-term cer tainty that this unique place will be protected. Chaco Canyon is one of the most precious landscapes on Earth

and holds deep meaning for Tribes, Pueblos, and communities in northern New Mexico. I am grateful for Secretary Haaland’s leadership and all of the New Mexicans who have worked to preser ve the integrity of Chaco’s irreplaceable resources. I will keep doing all I can to permanently protect the important cultural and religious sites

and the sacred landscape of the greater Chaco region for future generations.” Heinrich intends to reintroduce legislation with his colleagues from the New Mexico delegation to permanently withdraw the federal lands around Chaco Canyon from further mineral development. Located in Northwestern New Mex ico, t he Greater

Chaco Landscape is a region of great cultural, spiritual, and historical significance to many Pueblos and Indian Tribes and containing thousands of artifacts that date back more than one thousand years. Chaco cultural sites were listed a s a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and are one of only 24 such sites in the United States.

*** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 2120 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, will receive sealed bids for the following:

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All interested parties are invited to view. Done this 17th day of November 2021 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Billy Moore, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun, November 19, 2021

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VETERANS STATE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION WORKSHOP & BENEFITS OUTREACH

10 am-2 pm @ McKinley County Assessor’s Office (207 W. Hill Ave.). Veterans or unmarried widows of veterans can stop by for drop-in/ non-appointment assistance with filing for the veterans state property tax exemption—a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of a veteran’s primary residence in New Mexico. Veterans rated at 100 percent service-connected disabled can file to have the total property tax liability waived. For more information, contact DVS Event Coordinator Joseph Dorn at (505) 553-9649 or josephm. dorn@state.nm.us SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

WE READ, WE TALK BOOK CLUB

OFPL’s Book Club is reading “Reservation Restless” by Jim Kristofic. As a park ranger, Kristofic explores the Ganado valley, traces the paths of the Anasazi, and finds mythic experiences on sacred mountains that explain the pain and loss promised for every person who decides to love. After reconnecting with his Navajo sister and brother, Kristofic must confront his own nightmares of the Anglo society and the future it has created. A Zoom discussion will be held on Nov. 20 at 3:00 pm with Jim Kristofic in attendance. For more information email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

MCKINLEY COUNTY 5-11 YEAR OLD AFTER HOURS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

10 am-2 pm @ 1919 College Dr. To register, visit https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ or call (505) 722-4391

Park (5757 Red Rock Park Dr., Church Rock, N.M.) For Indian Health Service Beneficiaries from ages three and up — First and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines ages five and up; Third doses of Pfizer vaccines for those who received second doses between Jan. and May 13 for specific ages and conditions. Please bring COVID-19 vaccine card. For more information, contact GIMC COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at (505) 722 -1753.

ALL PAINTS DAY WITH ARTIST ‘REZMO’

4 pm. @Facebook. @ Galluplibrary or YouTube. Join dual-heritage graffiti artist ‘Rezmo.’ Learn the step-by-step process Rezmo uses to blend acrylic paints for the cultural iconography for which she is known. For more information email jwhitman@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291.

FLU VACCINE CLINIC

9 am-1 pm Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services will hold a flu vaccine clinic for adults and children ages 6 months and older at 2111 College Dr. Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots will also be available for those who are eligible. Please bring your insurance information and COVID-19 vaccinations cards with you. For more information call (505) 863-1820. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY MEETING

2 pm in-person @2302 Mariyana St. This is the last business meeting of 2021. It will include discussion of the Ft. Wingate Preservation Project and the future of the Plateau Sciences Society. For more information email radioplay@ usa.net or call Martin at (505) 863-6459

COVID-19 VACCINE DRIVE UP

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three COVID-19 vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. For more information contact Shiprock Health Promotion at (505) 368-6300. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MCKINLEY COUNTY 5-11 YEAR OLD AFTER HOURS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

9 am-6:30 pm @ 1919 College Dr. To register, visit https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ or call (505) 722-4391

CREATIVE CORNER – BASKET WEAVING

4 pm. @ the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Celebrate and honor Native American Heritage Month by crafting baskets. Many cultures around the world turned local resources into functional baskets. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, firstserved basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. For more information email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

GMCS THANKSGIVING BREAK

Nov. 22-Nov. 26

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

MCKINLEY COUNTY 5-11 YEAR OLD AFTER HOURS IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

9 am-6:30 pm @ 1919 College Dr. To register, visit https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ or call (505) 722-4391 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

FAFSA – FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

8 am-5 pm. @Student Services Building UNM-Gallup Campus (705 Gurley Ave.) Bring FSA ID; 2020 Federal Taxes; 2020 W2s; Parent FSA ID; Parent 2020 Federal Taxes/2020 W2

FAMILY STORYTIME

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25

THANKSGIVING CLOSURE

Octavia Fellin Public Library will be closed today through Sat., Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving. During that time services will be available at ofpl. online, featuring downloadable e-books, audiobooks, magazines, streaming movies, virtual programs and other resources. For more information email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING DISTRICT 1

6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ Gallup Senior Center 607 N. 4th St. Neighborhood Meeting with City Councilor Linda Garcia (Dist. 1).

CRAFTY KIDS

4 pm on Facebook and YouTube @galluplibrary (all ages) for family-friendly crafts and step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a firstcome, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. This week we will create a Pinecone Thanksgiving Turkey. For more information email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291. ONGOING

GOOGLE CAREER CERTIFICATE SCHOLARSHIP

Jump-start your career with a Google Career Certificate scholarship. Prepare for entry-level positions in data analytics, IT support, project management, user experience design - no college degree or relevant experience required. Apply for a scholarship at ofpl.online now through Nov. 30. For more information email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

to be scheduled.

MCKINLEY COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICE VACCINATIONS

8 am-5 pm. Closed from 12 pm-1 pm @ 1919 College Dr. COVID vaccinations (Moderna and Pfizer) for children up to age 18 and adults 19 and older. Register on cvvaccine. nm.org or call for assistance (505) 722-2004. WIC services at (505) 722-2004.

RMCHCS COVID VACCINATION CLINIC

8 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. @ College Clinic (2111 College Dr.). No appointments needed. For COVID testing please call (505) 236-1074 and someone will come out to your vehicle to obtain a specimen.

RMCHCS RAPID CARE

9 am-6 pm Mon.-Fri. Closed weekends. @ 1850 E. Hwy. 66. Acute care, Minor sprains & strains, minor procedures, physicals – DOT Employment and sports.

RECOVERY MEETINGS 6:30 pm Thursdays Across Nations/Celebrate Recovery, Window Rock, Ariz. Contact: Steve Maus (505) 371-5749; Steven,maus@ acrossnations.com 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Tuesdays Joshua Generation Celebrate Recovery, 1375 Elva Dr. Gallup. Contacts: Pastor Debra Chee (505) 702-5132; dchee4@gmail.com Pastor Dennis Gallegos (505) 870-2175; joshuageneration. gallupnm@yahoo.com 7 pm Thursdays Zuni Christian Reformed Church, Celebrate Recovery, 19C Pia Mesa Rd. Zuni, N.M.. Contact: Tim Eisenga (505) 782-5649; teisenga@zunichristianmission.org

BOOSTER WEBSITE

11 am. Join us in the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for storytime activities, songs, rhymes and readalouds every week! Age 0-4. For more information email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

The New Mexico Department of Health has a COVID-19 eligibility tool at https://vaccineNM.org. A short questionnaire will help determine eligibility for the Pfizer booster and allow for an appointment

• Strengthens regulatory safeguards on public lands to prevent future orphaned wells. lands, $400 million for cleanup • I ncrea ses m i n i mu m on public lands, and $300 mil- public land oil and gas bondlion for cleanup on Tribal lands. ing amounts to $150,0000 and

$500,000 for all of an operator’s wells on an individual lease or in an entire state, respectively. • Requires operators pay an annual fee for idled wells on

public lands. • Allocates $50 million for related research and development to identify, characterize, and mitigate undocumented orphaned wells.

The bill also makes the legitimate demand that oil and gas companies currently taking hydrocarbons out of the ground set aside enough money to do their own clean-up.

THE MOUNTAIN PACT | FROM PAGE 17

commitment to elevate Indigenous knowledge, a s well as strengthen Nation-toNation relationships, Tribal sovereignt y, a nd co - stewardship of public lands and waters.

Addressing the climate and loss of biodiversity crises will require the administration to act quickly and use every possible tool at its disposal. Mineral withdrawals like the one proposed today

are an important mechanism to protect local communities and safeguard irreplaceable resources. We look forward to working with the Biden Administration to continue to protect more special places.

GALLUP SERVICE UNIT FLU/ COVID-19 EVENT

9 am-3 pm @ Red Rock State

8 am-3 pm @Shiprock High School (US-64, Shiprock). First and second doses of COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for those age 12 and over; third doses//Booster shots are available for the

ORPHANED WELLS | FROM PAGE 16

Biden Administration promised to collaborate on locally-led projects to conser ve CALENDAR

America’s lands and waters t h a t honor T r iba l sovereignty a nd suppor t Tr ibal nations. Today’s proposa l does just that. We are encouraged by the administration’s Tribal-Nations Summit and

To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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