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EMERGENCY! Creating a care plan for pets, livestock during a natural disaster

By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent

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Authorities in Gallup and McKinley County want to t’s in the nature of emergen- have answers for as many of cies that they’re unexpected those questions as possible and generally demand a re- before an emergency arises. sponse when there’s no time to Now, those answers include think. Who do you call? Where pets and livestock as well as do you go? What happens to people. your pets or livestock if you’re Counties are required to

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have emergency operations plans so they don’t have to figure out how to handle emergencies on the fly. That plan is broken into smaller components, including a Joint Shelter and Mass Care plan. It’s an agreement to respond and coordinate across jurisdictional boundaries in case of an

emergency or disaster. “It just allows us to play well in the sandbox, so to speak, ”Gallup Fire Chief Jesus “Chuy” Morales said. One need only look at the headlines to see how entire lives can change in a minute: A mass shooter event like the one in Uvalde, Texas. A flood

like the one that just in the last week forced closure of Yellowstone Park after washing away roads and at least one bridge. A wildfire like the Marshall Fire that swept through Superior, Colo., over

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EMERGENCY! | FROM COVER the holidays and forced evacuation of 30,000 people – and their animals. Until now, McKinley County’s plan didn’t include what to do about animals in an evacuation event. That’s more than a detail in a county with an estimated 15,000-plus pet-owning households, along with thousands of horses, hundreds of cows and calves and other livestock on ranches, and a variety of wildlife. “It’s becoming a more and more important piece of sheltering in evacuations,” McKinley County Fire Manager Adam Berry said. Morales cited as an example the Calf Canyon Fire that has already burned 345,000 acres in nor ther n New Mexico and is still only 85% contained.

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“With the wildfires up north, a lot of evacuations

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LOCAL NEWS occured [and] those residents and communities [have] lots of large animals and pets,” he explained. “Having facilities that are pre-designated that can accommodate that type of evacuation, such as Red Rock Park, is important for our community in the event of a large fi re. The potential is there.” Fires aren’t the only worry. The plan assesses threats as high, medium and low probability and frequency. Infrastructure interruptions, wildland and urban interface fi res, drought, severe weather and flash floods are all high threats in McKinley County. Public health emergencies, hazardous material spills and active shooters are on the medium threat tier. Terrorism and geological activity are comparatively low risks here. But every day the news provides reminders of the importance of advance planning. “We as a country learned a lot when the levees broke in New Orleans and they had to

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house all these people. There was no rhyme or reason to anything they were doing. Buses got stuck up on a bridge. The water was coming in. You had people inside a stadium that didn’t have enough food, enough heat,” Dist. 4 Councilor Fran Palochak, who has sat on emergency preparedness committees, said. “Being on a main interstate [highway] and having the railroad, if a car with hazardous materials overturned, we’d have to evacuate this city. It’s really crucial that we have all these plans in place and don’t try to figure it out when the emergencies happen.” Mayor Louie Bonaguidi compared the plan to an insurance policy. “We go through the process of ‘in case,’ and hope this disaster never happens,” he said. “It’s kind of like insurance. We buy insurance hoping we never have to use it.” The new JSMC is part of the county’s longstanding emergency operations plan, which is periodically updated. It was

Plan for your pets! A Pet Emergency Kit should have the following items: • Three to seven days’ worth of food • Bottled water • Medications (two weeks supply) • Copy of pet’s medical records and vaccinations (in waterproof container) • Food and water dishes • Extra leash and harness • Pet carrier or kennel • Kitty litter and tray • Extra toys/blankets If you become separated from your pets In many instances people are forced to evacuate without their pets. Getting reunited with your animals during a disaster situation can be complicated, and the task is much easier if you take steps in advance, such as: • Have your pets licensed with your local municipality so details of your animals are established and on the record. • Have up-to-date ID for your animals including a tattoo or microchip and an ID tag with the animal’s name, urgent medical needs and your phone number. • Keep recent photos of your pets with you. – Tiffany Hubbard, Gallup Animal Protection Manager

updated in 2016 and 2018, and items were added when COVID19 swept the country to include the threat of a pandemic, Berry said. “Ideally we get it reviewed once a year. Every two years it has to be reviewed and updates completed,” he said. The larger emergency management plan, which he describes as “a toolbox or playbook,” includes annex modules, like the JSMC, to address specific issues. “If we wrote a super specific plan for everything that could happen, it’s not going to work when the next one happens because there are so many variables in emergencies,” he said. “This puts all the pieces of the puzzle together to accomplish the task at hand when an emergency happens.” The county offers an emergency alert program called

Code Red that will automatically contact local landlines, but people must sign up to receive alerts via cell phone or text. “The other day Gallup had a power outage and dispatch sent out an alert on Code Red,” Berry said. “We encourage people to sign up for cell phone or something they have with them the majority of the time.” Even though the city and county have emergency management plans, it’s a good idea for individuals to have their own plans for contacting family and friends in an emergency.

McKinley County residents can find information on how to create emergency plans for their homes and businesses, and a link to sign up for Code Red emergency cell phone alerts, at http://mcoem.com.

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City approves annual budget By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent

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allup has a new budget for fiscal year 2023 – which starts next month – but it’s not quite as hefty as city departments had hoped, forcing the city to try to

Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher Babette Herrmann Administrative Assistant Valerie Smith Design Volodymyr Lotysh Contributing Editor/ Correspondent Molly Ann Howell Contributing Editor Cody Begaye Correspondents Rachelle Nones Rachel Pfeiffer Holly J. Wagner Photography Ana Hudgeons Ryan Hudgeons Knifewing Segura On The Cover Gallup City Council came up with an emergency plan for what citizens can do with their pets when emergencies happen during the June 14 regular meeting.

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do more with less. The budget is just over $110,000, and it was approved June 14. It includes over $34 million for operations and over $2 million for capital projects, for a total of over $36 million in general fund budget expenditures. Some of those numbers might have been a little higher if the city council had approved a proposed 22.5% water rate hike earlier this year. Instead, the rate increase was set aside at council members’ request to look for a way to make it more palatable for citizens. “We removed the adjusted wa t er revenue for t he 22.5% increase, resulting in a decrease of $1,440,000,”

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Utilities accountant Jackie Leyva explained. “That results in an impact on days cash on hand. It will be a new projected level of 72 days by fi scal year end.” That’s not good news, because the rule of thumb for city utilities is to have 180 days worth of cash on hand. When the cushion dips lower, it can mean higher interest rates for borrowing or the city being assessed as a higher risk for bonds. City Manager Mar yann Ustick has said she hopes to bring a water rate restructuring back to the council later this year. Mea nwhile, the budget approved without it includes

higher labor co s t s ba s ed on a state mini mu m wa ge increase from $11.50 to $12 an hour; and a 5% cost of living increase for city staff, bot h s e t t o take effect in the city budget July 1. The city a l s o a nt ic i pates a n 8% i ncrea se i n health insurance costs in the coming year.

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woman claimed to have been beaten with a bat, but police soon found out that she was the

one that had reportedly attacked a minor with the bat. On Ju ne 6, a rou nd 7:50 pm, Gallup Police Officers Ja rad A lber t, Gilber t Gonza les, a nd Jera ld

Watchman were dispatched to Oliv ia Park, 515 Basilio Dr., because a woman had hit a minor with a baseball bat. When the officers got to t he pa rk, some w it nesses pointed out a woma n who wa s s t a nd i n g i n f ront of 2907 Clay Ave. The woman wa s later identi f ied a s Dahnibaah Hudson, 31, from Gallup. According to his police repor t, A lber t noticed Hudson had a small scratch on the left side of her face, and she also had dried blood on her right arm. Albert also noticed that Hudson’s chest and back were red. Hudson sa id t hat she’d been standing by the swings at the pa rk when she wa s suddenly attacked by a man and a woman with baseball bats. When Alber t asked if she had gotten into an argument with the man and the woman, Hudson said no. S h e a l s o w a s n’ t a b l e to give A lber t a ny sor t of descr iption of her a lleged attackers. Albert asked if she could

Dahnibaah Hudson st i l l see her at t a cker s at the park, a nd Hudson still refused to answer. Albert was able to speak to Hudson’s children, who said their mom had gotten into a fight with a man in a red shirt. After speaking with her a nd her ch i ld r en , A lber t ran a background check on Hud s o n . Me t r o D i s p a t c h i n for med h i m t h a t t he woman had an outstanding warrant for child abandonment and battery of a household member. With this new infor mation, A lber t ha ndcuffed Hudson a nd placed her in the back of his patrol

car. While Albert was speaking with Hudson, Gonzales was able to talk to a young male v ictim who had been hit in the head with a bat. Witnesses told Gonzales t h a t Hud s on h a d wa l ke d over to the pa rk a nd then a l le ge d l y b e g a n a r g u i n g w it h t he people t here. According to the witnesses, Hud son bega n phy sic a l ly assaulting the victim. The victim’s grandmother tried to help out her grandson by grabbing a bat from her vehicle and giving it to him to help him defend himself. However, Hudson was able to g rab t he bat from t he v ic t i m, a nd t hen she allegedly began hitting him in the head. T he v ict i m ha d a deep cut on h i s hea d a nd wa s transported to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Ser vices. Hud son wa s cha rged with aggravated battery and transported to the McKinley County jail. Her preliminary he a r i n g i s s che du le d for June 22.

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n June 12 around 2 am, Gallup police officers were dispatched to 1511 Kit Carson Dr. in reference to a man who had been shot. One of the residents at the home, Andrew Martinez, 19, of Gallup, stated he had shot a man, who was later idrntifed as Freddie Chiquito, 62, after he discovered him “snooping” in his yard, according to a GPD news release. Officers arrived on scene a nd d i scovered Ch iq u it o laying on a sidewalk near the residence. Officers saw

Andrew Martinez that the man had a gunshot wound to his upper torso and

believed that the man was dead. Medical personnel from the Gallup Fire Department arrived on scene and conf ir med that Chaquito had died. Officers searched Martinez’s residence and discovered an AK-47, believed to be the weapon used to shoot Chaquito. During Martinez’s i nter v iew, he st ated t hat he shot Chaquito after he “popped out” and he fired a shot as a “reflex”. A nd rew M a r t i nez wa s booked into the McK inley C ou nt y A d u lt D e t e nt io n Center on an open count of murder, a capital felony.


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ne man’s drunk driving incident led to damage to a railroad arm, the Indian Jewelers Supply building, and Washington Federal Bank. On June 7, around 7:27 am, Gallup Police Officer Patrick Largo was dispatched to the area of West Maloney Avenue and North Third Street due to a report of a person driving recklessly. When Largo arrived at the scene, he saw a black Ford Excursion with Arizona license plates facing southbound in the median at the West Maloney Avenue intersection. According to Largo’s report, he noticed that the SUV’s engine was still running, yet the man behind the wheel was fast asleep. He also saw a Natural Ice beer in the middle console. Largo tried to get into the SUV so he could turn it off, and as he tried to open the door, the driver woke up and sped off. The officer quickly hopped back into his patrol car and followed the SUV southbound

on North Third Street. As he approached the railroad tracks on North Third Street, Largo had to stop because a train was coming through. While he was stopped he noticed that the right-side railroad arm had been broken off. While Largo was waiting for the train to pass, Metro Dispatch told him that the SUV had crashed into the Washington Federal Bank, 221 W. Aztec Ave. When Largo fi nally came up to the bank, he saw that the SUV had crashed into the northwest side of the bank. Largo placed some “stop sticks” behind the SUV’s rear tires to prevent the driver from driving off again. Then he and Officer Richard Rangel III approached the SUV’s side door and met the driver, Mario Gordon, from Houck, Ariz. Gordon, 33, allegedly said he wasn’t drunk. He also told the officers he took the keys out of the ignition, which Rangel said was a good idea. Largo noticed that Gordon’s eyes were red and bloodshot and that he was slurring his

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need help getting out of the car. Largo decided to wait for medical staff to arrive to help Gordo. Once he was removed from the vehicle, Gordon was placed on a gurney and into an ambulance. Rangel told Largo that Gordon had damaged the bank, the railroad arm, and the Indian Jewelers Supply building, 601 E. Coal Ave. At the time

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speech. Gordon told the officers that he didn’t crash into the bank on purpose, and he asked them to “investigate the other person too.” However, there were no other vehicles involved in the crash. Largo asked if Gordon could move around inside the SUV, and he said he could, but he also said he would

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man threatened deputies after allegedly drinking hairspray. On June 2, around 5:45 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Davis Jr. was dispatched to 50 Taos Rd. in Mentmore in reference to a woman who had called dispatch about a man being disorderly. W hen he met with the ca l ler, t he fema le v icti m explained that Patrick Brown was still in the house, and that he’d been cursing at her all day, and he even stole her hairspray and ingested the substance. T he wom a n s a id t h a t Brown, 42, had come out of his room and grabbed the hair product. When she asked for it

back, he began cursing at her and told her to get out of his way. According to Davis’s report, Brown told the woman ‘I’m not using the [hairspray], I’m going to drink it, make my own cocktail-monkey juice.” He then allegedly went back into the room and slammed the door. The woman told Davis that she had tried to get a restraining order against Brown, but the court reportedly told her that her paperwork wouldn’t be reviewed until July. She explained that she wanted Brown out of the house. Davis found Brown in his bedroom, and according to the report, he appeared to be

On the morning of June 7, an alleged drunk driver crashed into the side of the Washington Federal Bank, 221 W. Aztec Ave. File Photo

of Largo’s report, Rangel and Officer Aaron Marquez were still trying to determine how much all of the damage Gordo caused would cost. Gordon would not consent to a blood draw, so Largo had to fi le a blood warrant. Before Largo left the scene of the accident, he noticed a 12 pack of Natural Ice beer laying on the driver’s side floorboard of the Excursion. Once he had gotten the blood warrant approved by a judge, Largo drove to the local hospital where Gordon was receiving medical attention. Gordon was not arrested at that time because he was still receiving care at the hospital. Largo filed a criminal summons for Gordon, citing him for an open container in a moving vehicle, three counts of criminal damage, fleeing a law enforcement officer, a DWI, and careless driving. Gordon was still in the hospital at the time when Largo fi led his report. His first appearance in court will be July 1.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports BEER CAN BATTERY Yatahey, N.M., June 5 A man smashed a beer can into a woma n ’s f a c e , leav ing her with a swollen lip. On Ju ne 5, a round 9:56 am, McKinley County Deputy Johnson Lee was dispatched to 13 A rk Hill in Yahatey because of a domestic dispute. When he got to the scene, Lee noticed a man sleeping inside a blue pickup truck. Lee tried to wake the man up, who was eventually identified as Alviso Yazzie, but he was highly intoxicated. Lee was able to detain Ya zzie, 41, but a w itness warned him that the man could get violent. Lee asked Yazzie what was going on, but the officer wasn’t able to understand his slurred speech. According to Lee’s report, Yazzie admitted to drinking a 12-pack of beer.

Before he had arrived on scene, Lee had spoken to a woman who said that her daughter had asked her to come pick up her children because Yazzie had thrown a beer can at her. Lee met with the victim, who reportedly had a swollen lip and a cut on her nose. The victim explained that they’d been drinking outside and Yazzie’s brother was trying to calm him down because he’d gotten into an argument with his sister earlier. The victim said when she told Yazzie to calm down, he hit with a beer can. The victim explained that Yazzie smashed the can into her face. Lee took photos of the victim’s injuries, but the victim refused to see a medical professional. Yazzie was charged with aggravated battery of a household member. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22. FAKE NAME Gallup, June 3 A ma n tr ied to g ive a

fa ke n a me after police went on to a r re st h i m fo r a r m e d robbery. On Ju ne 3, a round 9:25 pm, McK i n ley Cou nt y Deput y El ija h Bow ma n wa s d i s patched to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services because a man had been reportedly beaten up and robbed. When he arrived, Bowman met the victim, who explained that he’d been sitting by the office at the Red Hills Trailer Park, 700 Rimrock Dr., when he was approached by two men. The victim said he was a mechanic and a job had brought him to the trailer park. He’d been waiting for a ride when the two men approached him and asked him about his phone. One of the men allegedly pulled a mallet out of his pants and started to hit the victim with it. According to

Bowman’s report, the victim was hit five or six times, and hit specifically in the head three times. The victim said he knew one of the men by the name “Gustavo” and the other man’s name was “Dre.” He described Gustavo as 5’1” and about 120 pounds, and he said he was wearing a red shirt and black jogger pants. He said Dre was 6’0” and about 180 pounds, and he said he was wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans. The victim said he was able to grab the mallet, but the men stole his phone and a gold ring, which the victim estimated cost $1,100. Bowman noted that the victim’s hand was swollen and he had a cut on his head. A small baseball bat was collected and logged as evidence. After talking to the victim, Bowman spoke to Narcotics Specia l A gent A nt hony Morales. Morales said that during a patrol he was doing with the Narcotics department earlier that day around the trailer park he heard about

the robbery. Morales said he recognized the address that was mentioned in the report he read, 704 Kevin Dr., and that the residence belonged to a Juan Rafael Angel. Morales said that “Gustavo” was Angel, 18. He knew Angel from previous encounters. The Narcotics team set up surveillance of the residence and waited for more officers to respond. Around 9:14 pm Angel walked up to the trailer, and Morales was able to detain him. Accord i ng to Mora les, Angel asked why he was being arrested and became quite angry. He refused to give his name. However, when Morales told Angel he could be arrested for concealing his identity, he stated his real name. Morales drove Angel to the Gallup Police Department, where Bowman was able to arrest him and transport him to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. Angel was charged with armed robbery, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22.

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LBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that two Second Judicial District Court judges independently granted the Attorney General’s motion to preventatively detain two dangerous serial shoplifters; Marvin Alderete, 29, and Ashley Roybal, 25, on June 14. Alderete was indicted on June 13 on 31 charges related to shoplifting, conspiracy, and

aggravated assaults of store staff and personnel. Alderete faces over 40 years of potential incarceration if convicted at trial. Ashley Roybal faces over 18 years of potential incarceration on multiple felony charges of conspiracy and shoplifting. “Holding these defendants in custody is the right decision, and my office will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep violent offenders off the street to ensure the safety of New

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Mexico residents,” Balderas said. In a spree of shopliftings

from 2021 to 2022, Alderete and Roybal participated in a dozen separate shoplifting incidents

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David Jacob Nez (1988) May 6, 5:44 am DWI (Third) A Santa Fe ma n ca lled Gallup Police stating he was being followed, but the call resulted in the ma n himself, David Jacob Nez, 34, being arrested for his third DWI. Officer Iris Pinero was dispatched to the Red Roof Inn at 3304 W. Hwy. 66 after the call from Nez came into Metro Dispatch. When Pinero arrived at the scene, a blue Ch r ysler Concorde bega n pulling out of the driveway of the motel. The vehicle then stopped and the driver, Nez, exited the vehicle and told Pinero he had been followed for several days now. Nez said he and his cousin, both of whom were homeless and in the vehicle, were parked in the lot of the local Wa l m a r t over n ig ht when he saw an unidentified man who followed them across the area. When he went to confront him, Nez said the alleged suspect began threatening Nez and his cousin with

a gun. However, when Pinero spoke to his cousin as a witness, Nez changed his story and said he recognized the vehicle and voice but did not see the man who threatened them. Pinero then noted Nez smelled of alcohol, a key sign of intoxication, and asked i f he ha d been d r i n k i ng. Nez denied consuming any alcohol and agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests after initially hesitating. Nez performed poorly on the tests and then admitted he consumed several shots of Importers Vodka the night prior. Based on experience and observations, Pinero determined Nez was intoxicated over the legal limit and he was placed under arrest. The cousin at the scene told officers Nez had taken methamphetamine the night before in addition to drinking. Pinero transported Nez to Gallup Police Department for the breath test, where he posted samples of .11 and .10. After obtaining medical clearance from Gallup Indian Medical Center, Nez was then taken to McKinley County Detention Center and booked for DWI (third) and driving with a suspended license. His status hearing is set for June 30.

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at Albuquerque big box stores, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of losses for these businesses. In several incidents, Alderete fought both with loss prevention officers and concerned citizens, and frequently brandished a fi rearm while shoplifting. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the emerging Organized Retail Crime Task Force. The investigation involved the NM Office of the Attorney General and asset protection personnel from the retail community. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Peter Valencia.

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Convention Center to celebrate New Mexico’s Year of Literacy and to learn how they can improve all students’ ability to read. The department hosted representatives from more than 50 school districts and charter schools as well as national and local experts to share information about the department’s structured literacy program, which is based on a theory of the science of reading. On June 7, during the event, Public Education Secretary Kurt Steinhaus announced four Structured Literacy Model Schools: Vado Elementary School, Gadsden Independent School District; Bell Elementary School, Dem i ng P ubl ic Schools; Arts Academy at Bella Vista, Clovis Municipal S c h o o l s ; a n d Mo u n t a i n Mahogany Community School, Albuquerque charter school. The Structured Literacy Model Schools are exemplars in the state for implementing structured literacy in New Mexico classrooms. These schools will each receive a $50,000 grant and coaching support and will support teachers across the state who will be able to see these schools’ research-based literacy instruction in action. “These dedicated teachers showed up during the summer break to add to their knowledge in supporting their students and improving their literacy skills,” Jacqueline Costales, Interim Deputy Secretary for Teaching, Learning and Assessment said. “The energy and excitement they brought to the event, especially after this long school year, is indicative of how motivated

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, New Mexico’s Public Education Department’s Secretary our educators are to move the needle for our students.” Hamish Brewer, known as the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal, was the keynote speaker for the event. The New Zealand-based educator, principal, author, and international speaker challenged the room of educators to think about their legacies. He reminded educators and administrators that every child is an opportunity, not an obligation, and that “we don’t enroll students; we enroll families.” “The future looks very promising for the students in New Mexico as we provide educators with the tools and understanding of how to teach reading,” Severo Martinez, director of the Literacy and Humanities Bureau, said. “Every student comes with strengths and areas for development. Our goal is to help advance students based on their strengths and provide them with support in areas of development to accelerate their learning.” Between breakout sessions, participants strolled the Comprehensive Literacy State

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New Zealand-born Hamish Brewer, a National Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principal and Virginia Principal of the Year, was a keynote speaker at the Literacy and Humanities Bureau Summer Convening, which was held during the week of June 6 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Photo Credit: NM Public Education Department Development/Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Gallery Walk, which showcased the work done at districts through grants. “The grants have allowed leadership and teachers to make a very important shift in instruction in terms of reading interventions,” Esther Peterson, associate director of Teaching and Learning K-12 at Las Cruces Public Schools, said. “They have allowed us as leadership to help our teachers understand where core instruction needs to happen and where interventions are critical so that our students can move forward in their reading instruction and proficiency.” T he P ubl ic Educat ion Department’s public schools support budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes $11.5 million for professional development in the science of reading for teachers and principals and to provide coaching support for educators across the state. “Str uctured literacy is important because every person deserves the right to reach proficiency in reading,” Gina Rodriguez, an instructional coach at Joe Harris Elementary School in Rio Rancho, said. “The science of reading within structured literacy gives us the tools to help students become proficient readers.”


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from law school. Law clerks w it h i n t he New Mex ico Judiciary typically work for a justice or a judge for one or two years. Law clerks write bench memos, which detail all of the issues within a case objectively, and spend time doing research for writing draft opinions. A written opinion is a formal explanation of a ruling of a case. It i s w idely a ck nowledged that judicial clerkships increase professional development of law school graduates and often lead to greater advancement in their career as a lawyer or in the judiciary. Law students A ngelica Aragon, Alma Buena, Killean Ca r t er, Br it t a ny Dut t onLeyda, Lana Elledge, Emmalee Johnston, Barbara Ryan, Oliver

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ANTA FE – Eleven law students are participating in a program that provides pathways to the judiciary and possible clerkships for those traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. The Judicia l Clerkship Program, now in its second year, provides students training, mentoring and a 10-week summer externship. The New Mexico Supreme Court, the State Bar of New Mexico Committee on Diversity in the Legal Profession and the Young Lawyers Division, jointly manage the program. “I’m excited about the program because it is a practical and concrete solution to the lack of diversity in clerkships and in the Judiciary,” Supreme Court Justice David K. Thomson, who brought the program to fruition, said. “It introduces to law students

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2022 Judicial Clerkship Program kick-off at the New Mexico Supreme Court. Photo Credit: Beth Wojahn the benefits of clerking and at the same time gives them a basic training curriculum to

improve their applications for clerkships.” T he ma i n goa l of t he

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Secretary of State fi les lawsuit against Otero County Commission LAWSUIT CONCERNS ILLEGAL ACTIONS TO DISENFRANCHISE 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION VOTERS AND HARM PRIMARY CANDIDATES Staff Reports

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Mexico’s chief elections officer, said.“The post-election canvassing process is a key component of how we maintain our high levels of election integrity in New Mexico and the Otero County Commission is flaunting that process by appeasing unfounded conspiracy theories

vote tabulators or election returns. New Mexico’s vote tabulator

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ANTA FE – Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver filed a writ of mandamus with the New Mexico Supreme Court on June 14 seeking to compel the Otero County Commission to certify the 2022 Primary Election results after the commission illegally refused to certify the results, potentially disenfranchising every Otero County voter who legally and securely cast a ballot and harming candidates seeking to have their names on the General Election ballot. “New Mexico’s 2022 Primary E le c t ion wa s conduc t e d with the highest standards of election administration by dedicated county clerks and civil servants across our state,” Toulouse Oliver, New

and potentially nullifying the votes of every Otero County voter who participated in the Primary.” The 2022 Primary Election took place on June 7, and county canvassing boards have 10 days from the election to certify the results (NMSA 1-13-13). As of June 14, 16 New Mexico counties had already certified the results of the Primary Election. Under state law, county canvassing boards must certify the results of the election unless there is proof of discrepancies in the election returns (NMSA 1-13-5). The Otero County commission’s stated reason for not certifying the 2022 Primary Election results is that they do not trust the vote tabulators used in the election, though they offered no evidence to prove any problems with the


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HAIRSPRAY | FROM PAGE 9 drunk and possibly intoxicated off another substance. Brown was laying on his bed with a kitchen knife in his hand. He didn’t threaten Davis, but told him not to come in. He

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP PROGRAM’S | FROM PAGE 13 Stephanz, Jordan Velasquez, Deanna Warren and Kimberly Weston were selected last fall to participate in the Judicial Clerkship Program. Class size has nearly doubled since the 2021 inaugural year of the program. The Judicia l Clerkship Program for 2022 began last winter when selected students

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systems undergo a bi-partisan certification process by the voting system certification committee following every

would not answer the deputy’s questions. While Davis stepped out to confer with other police officers outside, Brown locked the front door to the house. Sgt. Garylle James was able to get a key to the house from the victim.

When the deputies regained entry, they found Brown lying on the living room sofa still holding the knife. He told the officers that if they came near him, he would stab them, and he refused to put the knife down. When asked if he felt like hurting himself, Brown

responded by saying he would hurt the deputies. The deputies then rushed Brown, but he refused to be handcuffed. Officers were able to get the knife away from Brown, and they eventually placed handcuffs on him.

Davis transported Brown to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Department, where he refused to answer questions. Brown was charged with a restraining order violation and aggravated assault upon a peace officer. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 22.

sta r ted going to monthly meetings that focused on professional development and different aspects of being a law clerk. During “Clerkship Boot Camp,” panels and subject matter experts covered topics including why racial diversity matters in courts, writing effectively, the best research strategies for clerks, and how to ask for help and court resources. Dutton-Leyda, a second-year student at the University of

New Mexico School of Law, said Judicial Boot Camp was a great experience. “The speakers and panelists gave us valuable advice and information we wouldn’t have otherwise gotten,” she said. For t hei r ex t er n s h ip, Dutton-Leyda and all program students pair with a justice or judge and an attorney as mentors. Students also receive a stipend while they gain experience at the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the

Thirteenth Judicial District Court or Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court. Dutton-Leyda’s externship is with the Thirteenth Judicial District Court and her mentors are Chief Judge George Eichwald and attorney Sonya Duke-Noel. “I’m able to get the experience of being in trials and the interactions in the courthouse. It’s really eye-opening to see what trial judges actually do,” DuttonLeyda said. “I’m grateful for

the experience.” Chief Justice C. Shannon Bacon said having diverse representation in the Judicial Clerkship Program will eventually yield that diversity in the judiciary. “We want the Judiciary to reflect the community, and we live in one of the most diverse states in the county,” Chief Justice Bacon said. “So shouldn’t our judiciary look like people who live here and come before the courts?”

presidential election and this process was most recently completed in 2021. The Otero County commission took their vote on June 13 over the objection of their county clerk, who provided the commission with findings about

the Primary Election proving it was conducted legally and securely and election returns were accurate. The Secretary of State’s office filed the writ on June 14 to ensure state law is being followed and to ensure that the

voices of every legal voter in Otero County are heard. This most recent action by the Otero County Commission is part of a disturbing trend across the nation motivated by conspiracy theories about the 2020 election that have been debunked time and time again (most notably in the failure of over 60 lawsuits filed in the wake of 2020). All county officials take an oath to uphold the constitution and laws of New Mexico. The Otero County commission has now, in the last two weeks, taken two votes in willful violation of the New Mexico Election Code – their vote on June 13 to not certify the 2022 Primary

Election and a vote the week before about discontinuing the use of secured, monitored ballot drop boxes and the state’s voting machines, even though they were informed by the county attorney they had no legal authority to pursue those actions. Because of these violations of their oaths, the Secretary of State’s office is also preparing a criminal referral to the New Mexico Attorney General related to these willful violations of the Election Code by county officers and their willful failure or refusal to perform their duties under the Election Code.

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Is your debt a snowball or an avalanche? ‘Layin’ it on the line’ By Lawrence Castillo Guest Columnist “10% of the people in this world use debt to get richer. 90% use it to get poorer.” -Warren Buffett Getting rid of debt at any time is a great idea. After all, carrying a heavy debt load is known to cause various psychological and physical ailments. Being shackled to a pile of bills leads to the loss of opportunities and options that can improve one’s life. These issues are magnified when a person is ready or forced by circumstances to retire. Although an alarming number of people are doing so, entering retirement with debt is highly inadvisable. I often tell my clients, many of whom are retiring from federal jobs, that reducing or eliminating debt is the first step in creating a happier, less stressful, and freer life. But, as most of us know, paying off debt can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a consistent rhythm to the process based on various factors other than merely paying off the highest interest rates. Traditionally, debt elimination has been framed as the “snowball” way or the “avalanche” way. Both are easy to understand and implement

and are helpful ways to remove debt from your life. The snowball a nd avalanche plans have you list your debts and make minimum payments on all but ONE of those debts. The methods differ when choosing which debt receives the extra payments. If you select the DEBT AVA L A N C H E m e t h o d : 1. You make the minimum payments on all your debts. Then use the remaining money to pay down the debt with the HIGHEST INTEREST rate. 2. Doing so often results in lower payments over time. 3. In addition to looking at the higher interest rates, you might want to select any debt with a “teaser” rate set to expire. Many credit card companies lure you away from the competition by offering temporary low interest. Don’t forget these are temporary rates, or you’ll fi nd yourself paying higher interest rates than you need to. Choosing the SNOWBALL METHOD also involves making minimum payments on all your debts. This time, though, you’ll fi rst pay off the smaller ones instead of paying extra on the highest interest debts. The snowball method may sound less desirable than the avalanche. However, when considering the psychological

factors that impact our money decisions, you can see how feeling a sense of accomplishment and progress could be highly motivating. The debt snowball can keep you dedicated and focused on debt reduction by making your list of debts shorter more quickly. So, which method should you choose? You know yourself much better than I do. So, I will say that, given that self-awareness, you should select the method to which you are most likely to stick. Many experts feel the debt avalanche math makes it the obvious choice because it will save you money and time. But, since most personal finance decisions are made with emotions rather than head knowledge, this might not work for everyone. Like getting rid of a few extra pounds, debt reduction is not that fun or exciting. If you are the kind of person that isn’t motivated by charts, graphs, and math but needs immediate gratification, consider the snowball instead. Throwing large wads of cash at a high-interest debt and seeing it reduced only a bit can be discouraging for some folks. If you know you are the kind of person who needs a gentle push in the right direction and needs to see progress

right away, then it’s okay to pursue the snowball method. On t he ot her ha nd, i f you are all about the BIG PICTURE, love math, and are patient and consistent, a debt reduction avalanche plan offers the potential to lower your monthly payments and save you lots of money in the long term. Of course, it’s always possible to create a “hybrid” plan to tackle your consumer debt, such as credit cards, and then pay off things such as car loans, student loans, or other non-credit-card loans. The takeaways · Reducing a nd elimin a t i n g debt i s a lway s a good idea , rega rd le s s of whether you take a snowball or avalanche approach. · It’s essential to understand your level of risk tolerance, motivation, and patience to make the most effective plan. · Be balanced in your approach to debt. Eliminating debt in your life is a goal worthy of consideration. It will go a long way towa rd br inging you more prosperity and peace of mind when you no longer make a paycheck. If you’d like other suggestions about debt elimination, creating more income for retirement, or if you are a federal worker who

Lawrence Castillo is overwhelmed by the complexity of your benefits package, consult with a trusted, licensed fi nancial professional. L aw r e n c e C a s t i l l o i s a member of Sy nd icated Columnists, a national organization committed to a fully t r a n s pa rent approa ch t o money management. Lawrence Castillo Host of Safe Money and Income Radio. L and C Retirement Income Planners, 4801 Lang St. NE Suite 100 Albuquerque NM 87109. Interested in additional information? Register for my FREE Newsletter at 888-9983463 or click my newsletter l i nk: ht t ps://a n nu it y.com / lawrence-castillo-newsletter/ Syndicated Columnists is the sole provider of this material, both written and conceptual, for this column. All rights reserved.

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Americana musician comes to Gallup SEAN HARRISON TO PERFORM AT THE GALLUP MASONIC CENTER JUNE 19 By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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“I’d like to think I’ll die in an interesting way/ A final ef for t for s ome g lor y t o my life/ Like falling from a cliff/ Or run over by a train.” That’s how “Wake up Dead,” a song off of Sean Harrison’s 2020 album “Halfway from Nashville,” starts. Ha r r ison’s music has been descr ibed as “Americana,” meaning that it encompasses traditional music styles, such as folk, countr y, and bluegrass. In an inter view with the Sun, he said he considers most of his work to be more on the blues side of music. He said his inspirations include Bob Dylan and Neil Young. “I like writing songs that make fun of guys like me, to be frank about it,” Harrison ex pla i ned. “I’m a ver y

Sean Harrison, an Americana musician, will perform in Gallup June 19. Photo Credit: Denis Seyer

Sean Harrison’s album ‘Halfway from Nashville’ was released in late 2020. Photo Credit: Denis Seyer

privileged person, and I’ve had a great life a nd ever y oppor t u n it y, a nd I d id n’t a lways ma ke t he most or sometimes anything of the oppor tunities I had; I had t o go t h roug h a lea r n i ng

experience on that. But I like making fun of guys who take t hem selves too ser iously, and I think currently in this country we have a problem with that […].” H a r r i s on w a s b or n i n

Nashville, but he was raised mostly in Fayetteville, Ark. His father wa s Willia m Harrison, the late novelist/ screenwriter best known for “Rollerball” (2002). Harrison said his father had a major role in introducing him to music. “My dad played the guitar and sang a few songs when I was a little kid,” Harrison said. Of cou r se I l iked t hat , and I wanted to be like my dad, so he taught me a few chords and as early as five years old I played my first song, a si mple t wo chord song, and took it from there and star ted making up my ow n songs, which weren’t a ny go o d of c ou r s e ,” he quipped Ha r r ison wa s a pa r t of a couple ba nd s i n ju n ior high a nd high school, but he didn’t pursue music as a career right away. Instead, he looked towards careers i n jou r n a l i sm a nd publ ic relations. It wa sn’t u nt i l a not her mu sici a n, M i lt on Pa t t on, a pproa ched h i m, t h a t he star ted to consider pursuing music full time. Patton asked him if he would manage him, and Harrison said he wou ld help h i m w r it e music instead. The pair ended up writing a n album that made it on to the Top 50 Billboard countr y cha r t, accordi n g t o H a r r i son. But t he t wo men spl it ways when Pat t on decided t o go of f to Nashville, and Harrison made the decision to write and sing his own songs. “I decided ‘well, I don’t think anybody else is gonna si ng my songs because t hey’re not ver y com mercial, but I sure do like them; I guess I’ll just sing them myself,’” Harrison said. F l a s h for w a r d t o l a t e 2020, and Harrison had an album, titled “Halfway from Na shv i l le.” T he pa ndem ic

prevented him from going on tour, but now he’s finally getting that chance. Harrison will be in Gallup on June 19 at 4 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 106 Aztec Ave., performing a house concert. T h i s i s t he M a son s of Gallup’s second house concer t of the yea r. Space is limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis; reser vations are required. Tickets cost $25 a nd Harrison will also be selling CDs at the end of the show. Ha r r ison sa id he rea lly enjoys the intimate setting a house concert provides. “ I love pl ay i n g hou s e concer t s,” Ha r r i son sa id. “They’re small, they’re private, they’re up close, somet i me s t hey ’re complet ely unplugged […] I love those because I can connect with people in that intimate way.” He also said that one of his favorite parts about perfor m i ng l ive is get t i ng to connect with people. “Live performance is all about t he new g reat peo ple I get to meet a nd connect with,” Ha r r ison sa id. “They often have questions i n t he m idd le of a show about a song I ju st completed because it might have affected them and they say, ‘I ca n’t bel ieve you k new t h a t a nd t h a t you’ve felt something that I’ve felt,’ so that’s the really cool experience, to connect with people through the stories and the songs.” Harrison’s tour is a twoweek, 12 stop endeavor. He’s performing in cities across New Mexico and Colorado, and he said he’s excited to come to Gallup. “I’m just so grateful that I get to come there and play my songs for the people in Gallup,” he said. To reserve tickets for the June 19 concert, email GallupEvents@yahoo. com.


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Chris Evans’ version of the character Buzz Lightyear is a take on a “real” astronaut. ‘Lightyear’ is supposed to be the movie that Andy from ‘Toy Story’ saw that made him fall in love with the Buzz Lightyear action figure. Photo Credit: Disney/Pixar around to eke some humor out of the situations. The movie also looks gorgeous, with some wonderful visuals on the strange planet featured, including an unusual plant-like species that is a great nuisance to the leads. There are also some epic shots of the protagonist flying through space. And the invading robots are appropriately intimidating (although not so scary as to terrify young viewers). It seems that CGI-animation continues to advance further

and further every year, with this title being no exception. Some of the footage on display looks as convincing and dynamic as any live-action sci-fi feature. Admittedly, there are a few minor issues with the movie. While the central theme and heart of the story is engaging, the reveal of the villain, the exposition and action that follows feels a bit more routine. And since the movie is weightier in tone and its humor relies more on interactions and comments between

lead characters, kids might not be as enamored with this movie as they would be with the series that inspired it. Still, for this reviewer, a movie that appears completely unconnected and tonally dissimilar from the franchise that inspired it is a breath of fresh air. “Lightyear” doesn’t reach the top of the Pixar stratosphere, but it’s a heartfelt and enjoyable movie that should impress science-fiction enthusiasts.

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This animated feature from Disney and Pixa r opens at theaters on Friday, June 17. Those familiar with Pixar fi lms will know that the 1995 hit “Toy Story” was the animation studio’s fi rst full-length feature. It involved a young boy named Andy, whose toys came to life whenever he wasn’t in his room. Over the years, several well-received sequels have followed. While the studio’s new effort “Lightyear” does have a direct connection to the franchise, it is quite different from a traditional follow-up. A title card at the beginning of the movie explains that this is the movie that young Andy saw and loved, making his Buzz Lightyear action figure a personal favorite in the household. This fi lm introduces viewers to bold and brash pilot Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans), who has been entrusted alongside his commanding officer Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba) to get a ship full of travelers across the universe. When they fi nd themselves marooned on a hostile world 4.2 million light years from Earth, the guilt-ridden lead vows to do everything possible to get their ship working again. He learns that the space hyperdrive test fl ights required have a major drawback, but the stoic hero continues until he succeeds. Alas, in his absence it is revealed that a sinister figure named Zurg (James Brolin) has invaded the planet with an army of robots. In order to save the day, Lightyear must enlist the help of a young cadet named Izzy (Keke Palmer), his own robotic therapy cat SOX (Peter Sohn) and a few other outcasts. As mentioned, there is no direct connection between this title and the “Toy Story”

movies, except that the main character has a few mannerisms and lines shared with the action figure. This may upset fans of the series hoping for more toy-related shenanigans, but the concept actually allows the fi lmmakers the opportunity to tell a different kind of adventure. In truth, this is a fairly straight-forward science fiction picture that takes a more serious approach to its story. There are laughs to be had, but the focus is on a pilot dealing with an impossible situation, and trying to be a hero but missing out on friends and a full personal life in the process. The complications of taking part in these test fl ights do provide interesting drama and a bit of introspection as his relationship with Alisha changes. Much of the comedic relief comes in the form of SOX. The character is a robotic cat with AI and it really makes an impression. Naturally, it’s amusing to see a cute animal with enormous eyes deliver data a nd personal adv ice with an analytical mind very much in contrast with its appearance. And more effective jokes come when SOX estimates Lightyear’s odds of success and his own existence is put into danger. Gags involving the leads and Izzy’s pals are more of the hit-and-miss variety, but thankfully SOX is always

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for June 17, 2022 By Glenn Kay Sun Correspondent

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elcome to another exciting look at some of the new Blu-rays and DVDs headed your way. This edition is jam-packed with major releases in addition to some interesting independent fare. There’s certainly something here that will appeal to everyone. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies or shouldn’t be out in public this week, make sure you give one of these titles a try! BIG NEW RELEASES!

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AMBULANCE: The late s t a c t ion ex t r av a ga n z a from director Michael Bay (“The Rock,” “Armageddon,” “Transformers”) involves a decorated veteran in need of cash who asks his adoptive brother for a very big favor. The man begs the family member to help him pull off a bank heist that will yield them 32 million dollars. Of course, it doesn’t go according to plan and the pair end up stealing an ambulance in order to make their escape.

T h i s el a b or a t e c h a s e feature earned more positive write-ups than negative ones. Those who disliked the flick said that the characters needed more fleshing out and that it all felt choppy and chaotic. However, the consensus was that while the movie didn’t qualify as high art, it did deliver the action goods and was a wild and fast-paced effort that would please casual viewers. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya AbdulMateen II and Eiza González. BENEDETTA: Set in the 17th century, this tale is about a nun who begins hav ing erotic visions. After falling for another woman helping her at the church, the two begin a torrid love affair. Obviously, this causes great confl ict that only intensifies when the protagonist begins speaking out and arguing against other long-held Catholic beliefs. T h i s pr ovo c a t i ve foreign-language fi lm from Paul Verhoeven (“The 4 th Man,” “Robocop,” “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct,” “Showgirls,” “Elle”) was well-received by critics and earned awards from various critic groups. The small contingent who gave it a negative review either called it crude or, strangely enough,

complained that it was too lowkey. All others complimented the film as pure Verhoeven, pushing buttons and often providing lots of dark humor and shocks in a unique manner. Virginie Efi ra, Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia and Lambert Wilson headline the fi lm. FAREWELL AMOR: An immigrant to the US from Angola spends 17 years in his new home country working and fighting to get the rest of his family across the border. After succeeding, his signific a nt o t he r and teenage daughter fi nally arrive. It’s a toug h reunion a nd transition after so many years apart and the trio struggle to reconnect and start anew with one another. This independent production won many awards at fi lm festivals and earned raves from the press. There were only a couple of downbeat notices, which critiqued the movie for being a surface-level examination of immigration issues. Just about everyone else called it a slow-moving but beautiful and gripping picture. They also noted the authentic performances of three individual characters with different points of view. It features Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah and Jayme Lawson. FATHERHOOD: After his wife dies the day after giving birth, a man must raise his newborn child completely alone. Totally unprepared, he must deal with the unexpected loss of his wife, in addition to adjusting to a life without sleep that consists of constant feedings and diaper changes, as well as other tasks essential to parenting. This comedy/drama initially debuted last summer on Netfl ix and is now arriving on disc. Write-ups were generally favorable towards the picture. About a third of them felt that the movie was schmaltzy,

bla nd a nd missed an oppor t u n it y to really delve into being an overwhelmed single parent. Still, most suggested that while formulaic, the lead performance was very engaging and that the fi lm had some sweet moments. The movie stars Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Melody Hurd, Lil’ Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise and Anthony Carrigan. FATHER STU: Inspired by a true story, this drama involves a tough-talking former boxer who decides to move to Los Angeles. After attempts to become an actor f lounder, he wanders into a church and becomes a conver t to Catholicism. He then suffers horrible i nju r ie s i n a motorcycle accident and becomes convinced that the priesthood is where his future lies. Slightly less critics were inspired by the picture than those who had a negative reaction. As mentioned, a contingent did fi nd the tale unique, They called it an interesting religious picture with strong performances that focused on a flawed individual finding redemption. But it seemed that many thought the movie lacked subtlety and found it odd that the lead character’s motivations weren’t examined in a more realistic and complex manner. It features Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Teresa Cruz and Niko Nicotera. INFINITE STORM: A park ranger heading up Mount Washington decides to turn back when signs of an imminent blizzard emerge. She notes new footsteps in the snow and decides to scout the area before returning to the base of the mountain. Shockingly, the woman discovers an injured man nearby.

He doesn’t initially appear responsive or want help, but she insists on getting the figure (and herself) to safety. Based on a true story, this biopic received split notices, with a few more recommendations than pans. Those who gave it a negative write-up were frustrated by the behavior of those involved and thought the events depicted were predictable. Slightly more were impressed by the performances, the photography and slow reveal of who these people were and what inspired their actions. The cast includes Naomi Watts, Billy Howle and Denis O’Hare. MORBIUS: This standalone Marvel comics superhero feature introduces viewers to a d o c t o r s u ffering from a blood disorder. With little time left to save himself and others suffering from the condition, he takes an experimental concoction of his own making. His condition improves dramatically, until a nasty side effect is revealed. The doctor now possesses an irresistible urge to suck blood and has, in essence, become a vampire. Alas, most write-ups for this fantasy/action feature were terrible and blasted the fi nal product. Only a tiny number of viewers appreciated it, saying they had fun with the fl ick and calling it an interesting twist on the vampire genre. Everyone else complained that the plot was generic and that the fi lm itself was dull and unmemorable. It stars Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton. NINJA BADASS: A cabal of evil ninjas head to the state

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of I nd i a n a a nd kidnap an attractive local woman whom t hey are preparing to sacrifice in a violent ceremony. A young man and a few others are none-to-pleased with the news and decide to train themselves in order to fi ght back and save the lady. This low-budget comedic homage to martial arts fi lms of the 1980s has been making the rounds on the festival circuit for the past couple of years. In fact, it has won numerous awards at grindhouse and genre fi lm events. Reviewers have called it outrageous fun and said that while it is something of a hodgepodge, they still found it charming and admired its willingness to do just about anything to shock audiences and get a laugh. The cast includes Ryan Harrison, Mitch Schlagel, Tatiana Ortiz and Dan Holmes. OFFSEASON: This horror feature begins with a woman receiving a letter saying the burial site of her mother has been desecrated. Naturally, she immediately returns to the island where her mom was laid to rest. After trying to fi nd out what occurred, the woman learns that the land mass has been cut off from the mainland

and that she is stranded. The locals begin to act strangely, leaving the protagonist to try to fi nd an alternate route home. Reviews were slightly more positive than negative for this indie feature. Those who disliked it stated that the story was weak, borrowing from too many other genre pictures. Regardless, the majority thought it was well made and atmospheric, delivering enough chilling moments to earn it a recommendation. It features Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Richard Brake, Melora Walters and Larr y Fessenden. TURBO COL A: Here’s another independent comedy vying for your attention. This tale is set on New Year’s Eve in 1999 and follows a young man working at a gas station. He shocks his friends and acquaintances when he announces that he’s skipping a huge party and instead working an extra shift. However, as the story progresses it becomes clear that the lead and his best friend are planning to steal all the money from the shop’s ATM. Of course, numerous people show up over the course of the evening, potentially foiling their plans. This feature is debuting on streaming platforms and on disc at the same time. There are a couple of reviews floating around that call it a slick, amusing and exciting effort that impressed them. It stars

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WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING: When a tornado hits, a family decides to take refuge in a nice but empty house. Unfortunately, a large tree falls in front of the door and traps them inside. They wait for help, but can’t seem to get out or attract attention. After days pass, they become fearful that there might be something else after them their paranoia causes them to confront each other about past deeds. This independent horror flick earned mixed notices. Nearly half complained that beyond a jolt or two, the movie wasn’t scary. According to them, the drama felt forced and the characters didn’t resonate. A few more found the plot surprising and were impressed that the story was all set in one room. They praised it as being claustrophobic and chilling. The cast includes Sierra McCormick, Vinessa Shaw, Pat Healy, John James Cronin and Lisette Alexis.

BL ASTS FROM THE PAST! If you’re looking for some older titles, this edition is just as busy on that front. American Arcana is releasing a Blu-ray double-feature containing the genre f l ick s “ T he Bushwhacker” (1 9 6 8 ) a n d “The Ravager” (1970). T he fi rst exploitation picture is about a plane crash in which the survivors are hunted by a maniac. Feature number two features a disturbed war veteran who stalks and watches couples in their most intimate moment… before blowing them up with dynamite. The set comes with HD transfers of the movies and some trailers. Those looking for family fare who are a part of the “Disney Movie Club” subscription ordering service can now collect a couple of double-fea-

ture Blu-ray and DV D combo s e t s cou r t e s y of Disney. T he first is “The Emperor’s New Groove 2 - M o v i e Collection,” which contains the well-regarded original 2000 animated feature. You’ll also get the 2005 direct-todisc sequel, “Kronk’s New Groove,” which was not as well-received. T hey a re a l so relea s ing “The Rescuers 2-Movie Collection” which contains the effective, original 1977 title and its follow-up, “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990). The western “The Horse Soldier” (1959) with John Wayne and William Holden is arriving on Blu-ray from Kino. You’ll get improved picture quality with a new 4K master of the movie, as well as a fi lm historian commentary and a trailer. Additionally, you can pick

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disc comes with a 2K master of the feature, a fi lm historian commentary, a featurette on the composer for the movie, as well as trailers. The “Unrated” edition of the teen comedy “Eurotrip” (2004) is arriving on Blu-ray through Paramount. And for those who have a 4K television set-up, they are also releasing “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) in a Steelbook containing a 4K Ultra HD disc of the movie (please take note that no regular Blu-ray is included in this edition). Shout! Factory has a huge Blu-ray box-set from a major fi lmmaker hitting shelves this week. “Herzog: The Collection, Volume 2” presents another selection of various titles from the acclaimed movie-maker. You’ll get “Signs of Life” (1968), “The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner” (1974), “How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck” (1976), “La Soufrière” (1977), “God’s Angry Man” (1981), “Huie’s Sermon” (1981), “The Dark Glow of the Mountains” (1985), “Herdsmen of the Sun” (1989), “Echoes from a Somber Empire” (1990),

“Wheel of Time” (2003) and “The Wild Blue Yonder” (2005). Sony is releasing a Blu-ray of the “Unrated Director’s Cut” of “Love and Human Remains” (1993), a well-regarded comedy/ drama about twenty-somethings looking for companionship. It’s from Canadian f il m ma ker Denys A rca nd (“The Decline of the American Empire,” “Jesus of Montreal,” “The Barbarian Invasions”) and stars Thomas Gibson. They are also presenting a high-definition of the biopic “Wilde” (1997) featuring Stephen Fry as the famous poet/playwright. Finally, Warner Bros. is distributing a Blu-ray box set called the “Final Destination 5-Film Collection.” It contains “Final Destination” (2000), “Final Destination 2” (2003), “Final Destination 3” (2006), “ T he F i n a l D e s t i n a t ion” (2009) and “Final Destination 5” (2011). These are a series of horror movies that feature a group of youngsters narrowly avoiding a violent death, only to learn that they had been fated to die. Many begin meeting with tragic accidents as events progress.

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The fi rst fi lm is extremely effective and I have a soft spot for the fi fth and fi nal chapter, which delivers an impressive bridge collapse and a clever homage to the original title. Still, even the lesser efforts all have elaborate and impressively graphic opening sequences and most horror fans will appreciate the entire franchise. The set comes with bonus material, but it doesn’t look like it includes 3-D editions of the fourth and fifth titles (which were released to theaters in 3-D, with items popping out of the screen for maximum effect). YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that may appeal to children. “ T h e E m p e r o r ’s Ne w Groove 2-Movie Collection” (Blu-ray and DVD) Disney Movie Club Exclusive “The Little Rascals Volume 6 Restorations” – (ClassicFlix) Blu-ray “The Rescuers 2-Mov ie Collection” (Blu-ray and DVD) Disney Movie Club Exclusive “ T he S mu r f s” (2 0 21

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ABQ BIOPARK

11 am @ the Main Library and Children’s Branch (115 W. Hill Ave. and 200 W. Aztec. Ave.) or online at OFPL’s Facebook page to learn all about semi-aquatic animals. See real live penguins, learn about their environments, diets, and more! Email jwhitman@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

SHARK WEEK TRIVIA

3 pm in person @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Celebrate Shark Week 2022 by testing your knowledge in a shark-themed trivia showdown. Prizes available for the top three winners of trivia. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

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$5 ADOPTION FEE DAY

Join OFPL @ 2 pm on Saturdays inside the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for storytime activities, songs, rhymes, and readaloud stories every week! This week’s theme is sharks.

26-50 WORDS: $10 51-75: WORDS: $20 76-100 WORDS: $30 $10 FOR EACH ADD’L 25 WORDS

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

9 am to 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. With more than 500 vendors and as many as 10,000 visitors each week, you can find food, crafts, jewelry, livestock, and household goods.

11:30 am to 5:30 pm @ the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter (133 Browning Pkwy., Farmington). This is the last day of the $5 adoption fee special at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter.

(4 consecutive weeks max.)

NO. D-1113-PB-2022-00023

LEVITT AMP CONCERT SERIES

6 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. This week Defi-I will be performing.

FIRST 25 WORDS: FREE!

EXTRAS – $5 PER WEEK, PER ITEM: TEXT BOX, HIGHLIGHT, ALL CAPS, BOLD, AND/OR PIC/LOGO

Age 0-4. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 19

SEAN HARRISON HOUSE CONCERT

4 pm @ the Gallup Masonic Center (106 Aztec Ave.). Sean Harrison is an Americana musician, and he will be performing at the second community house concert this year, sponsored by the Masons of Gallup. House concerts are like attending a private, personal concert, attendance is limited to a small group of 20-25 fellow music lovers, which allows

the musician to interact with his audience. As the group is small, reservations are required to ensure a seat. The cost is $25 per person, which includes the musicians fee and also a donation to support community programs and medical research programs funded by the Masons. MONDAY, JUNE 20

ARTIST TALK WITH SHANNON GURLEY O’DONNELL

6 pm LIVE on gallupARTS’s Facebook page. Shannon Gurley O’Donnell is a woman of many talents. She works with multiple medias and subjects, from horses to teacups to flowers to abstracts to nudes to portraits done in oil, watercolor and pastel.

CREATIVE CORNER – FANTASY MAP GENERATOR

4 pm in-person @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.). Learn how to create your fantasy map

utilizing beans, a pencil, and paper. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl. online. For more information email jwhitman@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291. TUESDAY, JUNE 21

REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

9 am to 11:30 am @ 207 West Hill Ave.

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB

6 pm in-person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” is the next OFPL book club read. The next discussion will be on June 25.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

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6:30 pm @ Joshua Generation for Jesus Christ (1375 Elva Dr.). A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups.

TWEENS WHO STREAM

3 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.). Join OFPL for interactive STREAM workshops. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

WINE AND PAINTING

6 pm to 9 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123. W. Coal Ave.). $35/person. Purchase tickets at www.galluparts.org/wineand-painting.

BEST OF THE BEST RODEO

@ Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw Rd., Church Rock). June 22 is the start of Best of the Best, where America’s top junior high and high school rodeo athletes compete for big cash payouts and prizes. Public entry is free. The last day of the rodeo is June 25.

FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT

12 pm to 8 pm, Downtown Gallup. Bring the whole family to the heart of downtown Gallup for the Free Family Fun Nights! Nights include family-friendly music, an obstacle course, bounce house, climbing wall, and more!

MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL

3 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Weekly film screenings of award-winning, classics, documentaries, newly released, and specially selected films. This week’s film is “Raya & the Last Dragon” (2021).

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CELEBRATE RECOVERY

6 pm @ Community Bible Church (2 Hilltop Dr.). A Christ-centered recovery program that will help you heal from the pain of your unmanaged hurts, habits and hang-ups.

JUNE FILMS: PRIDE MONTH AND JUNETEENTH

1 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This month Zollinger Library is celebrating Pride Month and Juneteenth. The film screenings are free and open to all students and staff as well as the community. Popcorn available, first come first served. This week’s movie is “Miss Juneteenth.” For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

9 am to 12 pm. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. Join New Mexico Legal Aid at Octavia Fellin Public Library every Thursday from 9 am-Noon for assistance completing the ERAP application. They will be onsite for walk-ins ready to provide help in keeping safe, stable, and affordable housing. Appointments are also available by contacting New Mexico Legal Aid at (505) 722-4417. Email: bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

MIGHTY CHONDRIA KIDS

2 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) for a STREAM workshop for kids and tweens (5-12). STREAM workshops explore topics in Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This week will be about exploring seashells. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, first-served basis. Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

CRAFTY KIDS

4 pm Join OFPL in the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for family-friendly crafts and step-by-step tutorials for all skill levels. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a first-come, firstserved basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl. online. This week they will be making Mars helicopters. For more information email: bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

NAVAJO RUG WEAVING

10 am to 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Please bring your own weaving materials and/ or projects. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

TEEN PAINT NIGHT

4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.). Learn how to paint with acrylics. Supplies will be provided. Email jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

MAD SCIENTISTS

3 pm @ the OFPL Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). These STREAM workshops explore Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics and discover an ocean of possibilities! This week they’ll be making marbled mugs. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

QUILTS OF VALOR

6:30 pm @ Veterans Helping Veterans (908 E. Buena Vista Ave.). Quilts of Valor, a local quilting group, will be presenting 10 quilts to local veterans. Light refreshments will be served. SATURDAY, JUNE 25

LEVITT AMP CONCERT SERIES

6 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. This week Raye Zaragoza will be performing.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPET SHOW

1 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). An engaging puppet show for all ages.

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB

6 pm in-person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. “All the Ugly and Wonderful Things” is the next OFPL book club read. SUNDAY, JUNE 26

ROUTE 66 SHOWDOWN NTR TEAM ROPING

All day @ Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw Rd., Church Rock). This team roping event takes place immedi-

ately after the Best of the Best annual rodeo. This is a National Team Roping event. Admission is free for spectators. TUESDAY, JUNE 28

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

6 pm @ City Council Chambers, Gallup City Hall (110 W. Aztec Ave.). The meeting will also be streamed on the City of Gallup’s Facebook page at City of Gallup, New Mexico Government. THURSDAY, JUNE 30

NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING WITH COUNCILOR LINDA GARCIA, DIST. 1

6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ Gallup Senior Center (607 N. 4th St.). FRIDAY, JULY 1

FRIDAY NIGHT RIDES

12 pm to 8 pm. @ Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe (306 S. 2nd St.). On the first Friday of every month, join your fellow motor enthusiasts. Whether you have a classic, off-road, sports, truck, motorcycle... whatever it may be, bring it over! Live music, raffles, games, and other fun activities (varies every event). And of course, great coffee, fantastic food, and good people. ONGOING

POKÉMON GO GYM BATTLES

The Pokémon Go! Battle for Zollinger Library will heat up. During the summer, the Library will check which Pokémon team has control of the Library’s gym at 5 p.m. each weekday. The team in control will have their flag raised for 24 hours. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

OFPL SUMMER HOURS

The Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) will now be open every Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm. The Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) will remain closed to the public, but will still be offering curbside pickup from 12 pm to 4 pm. Both libraries are open from 10 am to 5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 11 am to 6 pm on Wednesdays.

OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES SUMMER X-STREAM

There’s something for everyone at the library all summer long! This year OFPL focuses on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math to inspire curiosity and creativity for kids and adults alike. Registration for SUMMER X-STREAM begins May 16 in-person at the library or octaviafellinpl.beanstack.com Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or

call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

ART ATTACK CHALLENGE

Do you love making art? OFPL is inviting youth artists to submit creative work in any medium to decorate the youth library using the theme: “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Life After a Pandemic” Submission deadline is July 22. Visit ofpl.online for more guidelines. Email jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

GALLUPARTS EXTENDS HOURS

12 pm-6 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays (123 W. Coal Ave.)

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, or user experience design - no college degree or relevant experience required. Apply for a scholarship at ofpl.online now through April 30.. For more info.: email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

RMCHCS UPDATED VISITOR POLICIES

Due to the recent downward trend of COVID-19 cases, RMCHCS has reinstated its visitor policy. The visitor policy supports two people per family member who have passed the coronavirus screening. Visitors must be 17 years old or older. Visitors must show documentation of COVID-19 vaccination. Visiting hours are Monday Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm.

RMCHCS COVID-19 TEST/ VACCINE/BOOSTER CLINIC

8 am-10 am Mon.-Fri. @ College Clinic (2111 College Dr.). 16 years and older. For vaccine and booster adult must be six months out from their second vaccine. Call College Clinic at (505) 863-1820 to set up an appointment.

RMCHCS CHILDREN’S COVID-19 TESTS/VACCINATIONS

8:30 am-11 am and 1 pm-4 pm Mon.-Fri.@ College Clinic (2111 College Dr.). For COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. A patient/ guardian will be required to remain with the patient and wait 15 minutes for observation immediately after vaccine is given. 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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Join OFPL @ 11 am on Wednesdays inside the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for storytime activities, songs, rhymes, and read-aloud stories every week! This week’s theme is sea turtles. Age 0-4. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

SAVE THE DATE

Gallup Sun • Friday June 17, 2022

12:30 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. Movies are catered with ratings PG and lower. This week’s movie is “Encanto” (2021). Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

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