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Getting bang for the banner buck By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent
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hose colorful light pole banners that make downtown bright and cheerful and remind people about special events have a downside: they’re a huge time suck for city employees. So how many banners are enough, and how many are too many? Consta ntly insta lling a nd remov ing event ma rketing banners is causing wear and tear on banners and city parks workers, and gobbles up a large chunk of the parks department staff hours, according to Parks and Recreation Director Vincent Alonzo. While they plan for upcoming events, the city council will have to decide now how many banners is worthwhile, without overtaxing staff and resources. Alonzo is recommending that from now on, city banners get permanent placement on every fourth light pole along Highway 66. With 380 poles on Highway 66 running the width of the city, that means 95 banners at any given time. But is that enough to be worthwhile? “If you want to have an impact with banners, you have to do every pole. Every fourth pole is not going to be much to see,” Mayor Louie Bonaguidi said during the Aug. 9 city council meeting. “If we’re going to do it we should do it right. I can’t see doing every fourth pole at all.” Alonzo said the idea fi rst came up when the city ordered “Most Patriotic Small Town in America” banners, but added, “You’re right, that’s few and far between.”
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“We’re going to go all the way east to west, but if we did 300 [banners] that would be a humongous job,” City Manager Maryann Ustick said. “If we put up 380 banners, every time there is a special event they will have to take them down, put up the new ones and take those down and put ‘em back up.” Under Alonzo’s plan, staff would no longer remove city banners to swap in banners for other organizations, which typically include, for example, about 40 Lions Club banners and about 100 for the Gallup I nt er-T r iba l C er emon i a l . Instead, those banners would be installed and removed in between city banners, based on staff time and availability. It takes a crew of three city workers, who have been certified to operate a bucket truck, to do banner installation or removal. That’s one to drive the truck, one in the bucket and one on the street to manage traffic. Other banners, for organizations like the American L eg ion, a ren’t pla ced on H ig hway 6 6 but h a ng at Courthouse Plaza and along M a lo n e y Av e nu e , M e t r o Avenue ( Highway 491) and South Second Street. Councilor Fran Palochak ter med ba n ners on ever y Highway 66 pole “excessive” and suggested doing every other pole. “Let’s face it, we’re having a hard time keeping park staff and replacing them,” she said. But, she also stuck up for west side businesses. “Business people call me and ask, ‘how come we’re the stepchildren of Gallup?’ We don’t have any of this out
Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe Ceremonial Banner on Highway 66 and Fifth Street. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein there. We have no brackets on the west side,” she said. “If we’re going to do it, we are going to do it right and we are going to include the west side, because we are part of the city of Gallup. I want them to get banners too.” I n September t he Cit y Council is expected to choose new designs for banners to
line Highway 66 – the old banners are getting tatty and the city is getting ready for the Highway 66 centennial in four years – so they have to figure out how many banners to buy. They will also review and approve new banner designs. Banners last about four mont h s, A lon zo s a id, so the city also needs to order
replacements. “If you go down 66 now, you’ll see several that are embarrassing,” he said. Brackets can be ordered before the banner decisions are made, and the council will probably authorize 400 so replacements are on hand. City tourism funds will pay for the Highway 66 banner brackets.
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following her nomination at a meeting of the McKinley County Democrats Aug. 13. With no Republicans in the race, the two Democrats – Notah plus District 2 primary winner Walt Eddy – will be unopposed on November’s ballot, and will be sworn in to begin their service next January. Notah’s unusual path to the Commission started with the June primary. She ran unsuccessfully for County Assessor. Meanwhile, Ernest C. “Charles” Becenti III withdrew from the primary after the deadline for the county to submit ballot information to Secretary of
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Danielle Notah State Maggie Toulouse Oliver’s office, so his name appeared on the June 7 ballot – and he won with 44% of the vote. He made his withdrawal official with a June 24 letter, leaving the seat open. “I ran for county assessor this past primary. I didn’t get the position but as I traveled around McKinley County and I met so many great people,
that really opened my eyes and my heart to people. There is a need for change,” Notah said in an interview with the Sun. “Things happen for a reason. I feel like I was put on this path and I can make good positive changes for McKinley County, not only my district, but the county as a whole.” Notah grew up in Tohatchi and graduated from Tohatchi High School. After spending a few years in North Dakota getting her bachelor’s degree in business management, she returned. She worked for t he I nter t r iba l A g r icu lt u ra l Council as a tribal liaison for the Navajo Nation doing technical outreach for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She lives in Tohatchi today, raising her four children (boys 16, 12 and 10, and a girl, 8) and working as a substitute teacher for Gallup-McKinley County Schools. Even though she won’t be
sworn in until January, Notah isn’t wasting any time. She’s already scheduled a meeting with community members concerned about Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, which she said will be her top priority on the commission. “For natives, we have public health services like IHS. Non-natives don’t have that ability to go there. Where are they going to go?” she said. “My highest priority is to get that squared away. It needs to be put to rest ASAP so people can be at ease and know they will have that still available.” She also wants to help ensure a quality education for the community’s children, and see that county roads are improved. The next McKinley County Democrats event will be a meet-and greet with candidate for State Treasurer Laura Montoya, at 5:30 pm Sept. 14 at the Veterans Helping Veterans Center, 908 E. Buena Vista Ave.
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ity employees will get an extra spiff in their pay packets and some important water and sewer lines will be replaced soon, when the second installment
of American Rescue Plan Act funds are released. The COVID pandemic premiums will start this month or next month and go on until the funds run out, as a $254 per paycheck bump for working through a difficult time. Parttime employees will receive
half that amount. “One caveat, we have not yet received this money, despite what the state originally led us to believe,” Gallup’s Chief Financial Officer Patty Holland told the city council Aug. 9. “Anything you do approve will not be set up and will not begin until everything’s in place.” The council had a choice to give all full-time employees the same amount, or to give more to fi rst responders and other frontline people. They struggled with it, but Mayor Louie Bonaguidi summed up their decision: “We’ve endured two years of this and our employees have stuck by us 100%. [...] I think all employees should share in it.” The city will receive over $2.6 million in the second round of ARPA funds. That’s
Mayor Louie Bonaguidi almost $1.2 million in premium pay for employees, and the rest will go toward much-needed water and wastewater repairs and improvements. The projects funded are: $50,000 for Boardman Avenue sewer rea lign ment costs; $540,000 to rehabilitate a wastewater treatment facility;
$450,000 for Second Street sewer realignment; $240,000 for Munoz well rehabilitation and $220,000 for a variable frequency drive that controls pumps a nd operations at Yatahey Pump Station. “The Second Street sewer realignment is a more urgent need than we had previously, based on the current situation,” Holland said, after severe rainstorms Aug. 5 blew out a sewer line on Second Street. “We had a sewer backup on the Trademart Square line and when the crews tried to clear the blockage, it was discovered the line had collapsed,” Acting Water/Wastewater Director Adrian Marrufo said. “We are bypassing the sewer flow with rental equipment until we can secure funding and get the line replaced.”
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Pau l i ne Joe, of T w i n Lakes, N.M., died on Aug. 12. She was 78. Pauline was born into the nakidine, born for Todichiinii. She was born in Gallup on Dec. 17, 1943. Pauline was preceded in death by her husband David Joe, and her sons Alfred John
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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports TAKING A NAP Gallup, Aug. 13 A man tried to take a nap in a car, but he didn’t have permission from the car’s owner and had to get in by throwing a rock at the car’s window. On Aug. 13, around 5 pm, Gallup Police Officer Lionel
Desiderio was dispatched to the Rex Museum, 301 W. Hwy. 66, when a man allegedly broke into a gray Dodge Journey. When Desiderio arrived at the scene, he met with the victim and noticed that her car’s rear window was shattered. According to his report, Desiderio also noticed that there was a man, who was later identified as Christopher Begay, laying in the backseat of the car. Desiderio asked Begay, 30, to get out of the car, but he refused. Sgt. Matthew Gray arrived at the
scene, and he told Begay that if he didn’t get out of the car they would sic a K-9 on him. Hearing this, Begay got out of the vehicle, and the officers detained him. Begay explained that his friend, a Mr. Montoya, had given him permission to sleep inside the car. The owner of the car told the officers that she had not given Begay permission to sleep in her car. She said she didn’t know Begay. A turquoise bracelet, a knife, and some headphones were
found on Begay, and the victim said the items belonged to her. A witness told Desiderio that she had seen Begay break the Journey’s window with a rock and climb inside the car. She said she had video of the incident, and said she would send it to Desiderio. Desiderio allegedly found a rock near the vehicle. Metro Dispatch informed Desiderio that Begay had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, so he was arrested for the warrant, for burglarizing a vehicle, and criminal damage to property (less than $1,000). His preliminary hearing is scheduled
for Aug. 31. W EL FA R E CH ECK GONE WRONG Gallup, Aug. 7 What was supposed to just be a welfare check ended up with one ma n fa ci ng c h a r ge s of possession of a controlled substance.
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FBI updates list of missing Native Americans Staff Reports
he FBI has updated a list of Native Americans it has verified as missing in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. The list, fi rst released on July 25, has been updated to add 19 names while 10 have been removed. There are a total of 186 missing Indigenous persons now on the list, which can be found at fbi.gov/mmip. “This list exceeded our
The public also has reached out to us and our partners to share information.” If someone’s relative is included in the names, the FBI is actively checking numerous law enforcement databases and other sources nationwide to identify leads that will be quickly passed along to the appropriate agency. If an Indigenous family member who is missing is not included in this list, the relatives are urged to contact their local or tribal law
Pa r t ner s i nvolved i n t h e p r oj e c t i n c lu d e t h e U. S . A t t o r n e y ’s O f f i c e , Bu reau of I nd ia n A f fa i r s Office of Justice Ser vices, New Me x ic o’s M i s s i n g a nd Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives Task
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and Inclusion. T he F BI a lso received information and support from the Nava jo Nation, Native American pueblos, and local law enforcement. Plans are to update this list monthly.
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expectations,” Special Agent in Charge Raul Bu janda of the Albuquerque FBI Division said. “Besides appearing to be accurate for the state of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, the list has galvanized local and tribal law en forcement a gencie s t o update their files on missing Indigenous people. That’s good news for the families who are seeking answers.
enforcement agency and ask them to submit a missing person report to NCIC. For further assistance with their request, family members or loca l law en forcement can contact the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office or the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI. A nyone who knows the location of a person on this list is asked to contact law enforcement.
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rettes. On July 25, around 10:45 am, Gallup Police Officer Christopher Dawes was dispatched to Taco Bell North, 838 U.S. Hwy. 491, to meet with a man who said his bag had been stolen from his vehicle. W hen Dawes met with the victim, he explained that he had gotten a text from his online banking around 10 am that said just over $62 at Duke City Gas Station, 1512 E. Hwy. 66, had been charged to his account. The victim said he hadn’t been at that gas station because he’d been at the Taco Bell. The victim said he’d gone back to his truck and looked around for his Adidas backpack that had his Dragon Ball Z wallet in it. According to the victim, his wallet had his driver’s
Christopher Barrett license, credit card, and gas card in it. The victim said that the combined total value of everything that was missing came out to about $200. The victim said he believed his wallet was taken while he’d been making a delivery at Taco Bell East, 914 E. Hwy. 66. Luckily, the victim had an Apple tag on his backpack, and he was able to track it to
Earl’s Restaurant, 1400 E. Hwy. 66 and then it moved on to the Alavon Restaurant, 1310 E. Hwy. 66. However, when police went to the area to look for someone with a gray Adidas bag, they couldn’t fi nd anyone that had a bag matching that description. While other officers were checking out the two restaurants, Dawes drove to the Duke City Gas Station and met with the store owner to see if he could catch the suspect on video. Accord i ng t o Dawe s’s report, the store owner was actually able to give him a receipt that had the $62 purchase on it. He told Dawes that some individuals had come into the store, and that they’d been acting weird. The video that the store owner showed Dawes featured two men and a woman. In his report Dawes said he recognized one of the men as Christopher Barrett because
he’d had a previous interaction with him. In the video footage, the woman is seen asking Barrett, 38, for a card, and Barrett reaches into his pocket and gives her one. The woman paid for five items with the card, which is believed to be the victim’s credit card. The five items bought were two CBD cigarettes, and three different brands of tobacco cigarettes. The total, with tax, came out to just over $62. The purchase was made around 9 am. Around 12:30 pm that day, Gallup Police Officer Timothy Hughte found Barrett at the Taco Bell East. Metro Dispatch told Hughte that Barret had six warrants out for his arrest. Hug hte a r rested Ba r ret t, and brought him back to the Gallup Police Department for questioning. During his interview with the police, Barrett admitted to taking the backpack from the
victim’s semi-truck at Taco Bell East. As Dawes was transporting Barrett to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, he noticed some aluminum foil fall out of his hand as he was being put in handcuffs. When Dawes asked him what was in the aluminum foil, Barrett said it was pain relief medication. Barret said it was “the blue pill.” Based on this statement, Dawes believed the pill was actually fentanyl, and when he asked Barrett he admitted that it was the illegal drug. Later on, Dawes did fi nd a fentanyl pill inside the foil. Barrett was charged for his six warrants. According to Dawes’s report, a summons from the Gallup Magistrate Court will be fi led for the burglary of a vehicle, fraudulent use of credit cards ($250 or less), and the possession of an illegal drug. His arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 2
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Robert Henry Jr. Aug. 4, 12:37 pm Aggravated DWI (Eighth) McK i n ley Cou nt y Sg t . Johnson Lee pulled over a vehicle that was swerving across the road, eventually leading to Robert Henry Jr., 56, of Mexican Springs, N.M., being arrested and charged with his eighth DWI. After Lee stopped a white GMC pickup truck near the 5.5
mile marker of U.S. Highway 491, he suspected he was dealing with a drunk driver and contacted Deputy Terence Willie for assistance. Willie arrived at the scene and was told Lee fi rst encountered the GMC truck near the 3.8 mile marker and it fi nally pulled over at the 5.5 mile marker. Lee said the driver, Henry, explained tha he had not seen Lee’s vehicle, and noted Henry had shown signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and a smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. A fter speaking to Lee, Willie turned to Henry and confirmed his signs of intoxication. Henry said he was traveling from Gallup to his ranch on the reservation. He admitted consuming 24 ounces of Steel Reserve around 10 am that day. Henry agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests,
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and due to his age was given the alternative tests by Willie. However, he performed poorly on the tests and was placed under arrest. He agreed to give a breath sample and was transported to McKinley County Sheriff’s Office for the test, where he posted samples of .26 and .25. He was then transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for aggravated DWI (eighth), failure to maintain lane, driving while license revoked, and having an open container. His detention hearing was on Aug. 15.
Nez signs bill for assisted living, cancer treatment centers Staff Reports TÓ NANEES DIZI, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed into law on Aug. 10 Resolution CJY36-22, appropriating $25 million from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund for the construction of an assisted living center to accommodate elderly and disabled persons, and to expand the existing cancer treatment center located at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center in Tuba City, Ariz. The legislation was sponsored by Council Delegate
Otto Tso and unanimously approved by the 24th Navajo Nation Council on July 26. The Tuba City Regional Health Care Center hosted the signing ceremony, which included the Board of Directors, CEO Lynette Bonar, Tso, and medical professionals. During the ceremony, Nez recalled that in 2019, he and First Lady Phefelia Nez welcomed U.S. First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, and the Cancer Support Community to Tuba City to visit the very fi rst cancer treatment center in all of Indian Country, which was developed
through partnerships with the Barbara Bradley Baekgaard Family Foundation, Biden Cancer Initiative, Eisai, Merck, and Pfi zer. “We’ve supported the development and expansion of this cancer treatment center since the start and we commend the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center board of directors for being very proactive and having a vision for their communities. That vision is now becoming a reality with today’s
CANCER CENTER | SEE PAGE 14
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed into law Resolution CJY-36-22, appropriating $25 million from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund for the construction of an assisted living center to accommodate elderly and disabled persons, and to expand the existing cancer treatment center located at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center in Tuba City, Ariz. on Aug. 10. Photo Credit: OPVP
Making the Navajo Nation accessible Staff Reports
INDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez
and Vice President Myron Lizer signed into law four resolutions on Aug. 14, appropriating funding for community projects including a judicial
complex, multipurpose building, apartment and multipurpose complex, and to improve access for individuals with disabilities within the Navajo
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Nation government facilities. The 24th Navajo Nation Council passed the resolutions during a special session in July. T he approved f u nd i ng includes the following: • $13.2 million from the Síhasin Fund for the Kayenta Judicial Complex • $ 7. 6 m i l l i o n f r o m the Sí ha sin F und for the Chilchinbeto Multipurpose building • $4.1 million from the Síhasin Fund for an apartment and multipurpose complex in Navajo, N.M. • $13.3 million from the Unreser ved, Undesignated Fund Balance for renovations within Navajo Nation government facilities to improve a cce s s t o p er s on s w it h disabilities “The administration appreciates the Nava jo Nation Council’s support of these critical community projects that will provide a hand up for elders, vetera ns, students, and families,” Nez said. “Many of these projects will improve access to essential services and resources, most importantly, contribute to the well-being and growth of communities. We thank members of the Council, chapter
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez leaders and staff, and Division Directors for working together to get these projects funded. The administration continues to look forward to many more successful collaborations to provide needed services for Navajo citizens.” Regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act renovations, approximately 64 Navajo Nation government facilities across the nation will receive ADA renovations. Multiple renovations include ADAcompliant restroom modifications, widening hallway and office entrances, and installation of automatic doors, ramps, sidewalks, parking pads, and signages. “We thank Council Delegate Eugene Tso and Navajo Nation Division of General Services for addressing the accessibility of our government offices
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Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel Sr., and former Chairman of the Navajo Nation Peter MacDonald, Sr. We also commend them and their families for breaking ground to build the very first Navajo Code Talker Museum in the country. The Museum will tell the legacy of our Navajo warriors, and our children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to learn and remember how resilient we are as Diné people,” Nez said. O ver 50 0 i nd iv idu a l s attended the event to commemorate the thousands of lives the young Navajo Code Talkers saved during World Wa r I I. H i stor ia n s sha re the integra l role that the Navajo Code Talkers played in bringing an end to World War II. There are three surviving Navajo Code Talkers, MacDonald, Thomas H. Begay, and John Kinsel Sr. “In 1942, 29 Navajo Code Talkers developed an unbreakable code that would win the war in the Pacific and save millions of lives worldwide. The Navajo Nation appreciates Code Talker Peter MacDonald and the late Samuel Sandoval for leading the charge to get us here today,” Damon said. Damon also spoke about
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SE BONITO, N.M. – On National Navajo Code Talkers Day, President Jonathan Nez, Speaker Seth Damon, Chief Justice JoAnn Jayne, Vice President Myron Lizer, Marine Corps Reserve Commander Lt. General David Bellon, U.S. Representative Tom O’Halleran, and Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty were joined by former Navajo Chairman and Navajo Code Talker Peter MacDonald Sr. during the groundbreaking ceremony of the National Code Talker Museum in Tsé Bonito, N.M. D u r i n g World Wa r I I , t he Nava jo Code Ta lker s answered the call to defend the United States of America using the impenetrable code based on the Navajo language that is widely acknowledged as a deciding factor in the war effort. In 1982, former U.S. President Ronald Reagan designated Aug.14 as “National Navajo Code Talkers Day.” For over 25 years, the Navajo Code Talker program was classified, and many of their stories were untold. “We pay t r ibute to a l l Navajo Code Talkers for their courageous service in World War II and beyond. At the time of their enlistment, they were young Navajo men who answered the call of duty and unknowingly built a legacy for the Navajo people. Their contribution to the country is recognized throughout the world. They used our sacred Navajo language to help win the war and protect the freedom that we have today,” Nez said. During his presentation Nez honored the Code Talkers who have passed, along with the three sur v iv ing Code Talkers. “Many of them have gone to their fi nal resting places, but their service and efforts will forever be remembered and cherished for many generations. Today, we are blessed to have three surviving Navajo C o de Ta l ker s , i nclud i n g
with the Navajo people and India n Countr y. We value tradition just as the Navajo Nation does. The story of the Navajo Code Talkers must be told. They were on the
Navajo leaders celebrate Code Talkers at museuem groundbreaking
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CANCER CENTER | FROM PAGE 12 signing,” Nez said. He went on to explain what having the treatment center means to the Navajo Nation community. “The expansion of the cancer treatment center means that in addition to hematology treatment, the specialty care clinic will soon be able to provide radiation oncology treatment so that Navajo cancer patients can receive those services closer to home, rather than having to travel longer distance to medical facilities
CODE TALKERS | FROM PAGE 13 frontlines reporting battle information through a sacred code to our generals and decision-makers,” Bellon said.
Brown was dispatched to the Speedway at 1223 E. Hwy. 66 to help out Sgt. Terrance Peyketewa, who was conducting a welfare check on some people who were inside a black
Jaguar parked at the pumps. Metro Dispatch informed the officers that one of the car’s occupants, Kevin Arias, had a warrant out for his arrest. When Brown arrived at
the scene, Arias, 31, was stepping out of the vehicle. Brown arrested him for the warrant, and as he was searching him, he found a small metal canister in his front left pant pocket.
According to Brown’s report, the canister had fentanyl in it. Arias was charged with possession of a controlled substance. His preliminary hearing was on Aug. 17.
off of the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. The total cost for the new facilities is $55 million and the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center is leveraging several funding sources to fund the design, constr uction, and operation. Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer also worked with the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center, members of Congress, and the White House to help secure an additional $8 million for the long-term care center, which was signed by President Biden in March. Nez also spoke about the
new assisted living center. “The need for assisted-living facilities for our elders here on the Navajo Nation is overwhelming. I meet many families who struggle with having to send loved ones to nursing homes far off of our Nation and it takes its emotional and fi nancial toll on many of our people,” Nez said. He commented on how much the facility will help people. “With this new facility, we will be able to house as many as 60 elders and disabled people closer to home. In May, we also approved $29 million to
construct and operate a 60-bed nursing home for Navajo veterans in Chinle, Arizona. Progress is being made based on the needs of our people,” Nez said. “I thank the Tuba City Health Corporation for doing their due diligence to put together the facility proposal that we are now running with,” Tso said. “No longer do our elderly relatives have to go off of their home on the Navajo Nation to get the services they need in their old age and cancer care. It took joint efforts between the Navajo Nation and other entities to be able to start saving countless lives here on
the greater western region. This is what happens when leadership comes together.” Health, Education, and Human Services Committee Chair Daniel Tso and members Pernell Halona, Edison Wauneka, and Paul Begay were also in attendance for the signing of the resolution. The Tuba City Regional Health Care Center provides health care services to over 36,000 people, including those who reside in the communities of Cameron, Bodaway/Gap, Coalmine Canyon, Kaibeto, LeChee, Coppermine, Tonalea, and Tuba City.
Bellon spoke about how important the Diné language was during World War II. “The Diné language was vital to our victory in the Pacific, and we remember t hat sacr i f ice today. T he
u nbreakable code now is about love for family and community, love for country, and a commitment to protect our liberty,” Bellon said. State Senator Shannon Pinto, daughter of Code Talker and former Senator John Pinto, provided a message from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. “New Mexico honors our Navajo Code Talkers and recognizes the countless lives they saved. Only three remain today - Peter MacDonald, John Kinsel Sr., and Thomas H. Begay. Each served selflessly during World War II and deserves to be remembered for what they did. “Their steadfast service to a Nation that had systematically underserved and undervalued Indigenous people is a true testament to their character and a
debt that we will never be able to repay fully. I am incredibly proud that the Navajo Code Talker Museum will be here in New Mexico,” Pinto read. “We thank our Creator for blessing us with a beautiful day to recognize our honorable Navajo Code Talkers. We are very grateful for them, not only for their immeasurable bravery but for their tremendous leadership. Our Creator raised these warriors. Each of the 400 Diné warriors was gifted and protected by God to help deliver America in her most trying time in the Pacific Theater of WWII with our sacred language,” Lizer said. Lizer also thanked everyone who helped build the Code Talker Museum. “We appreciate everyone who developed the Navajo Code Talker Museum project
plan to break ground today. It will be historical for generations to come. We look forward to unveiling the new Navajo Nation Code Talkers Museum soon to tell the story of these brilliant and courageous warriors,” Lizer said. “Nava jo Code Ta l ker Samuel Sandoval’s legacy lives on today as we remember his sacrifice to our nation. He is remembered as a loving and courageous person who gave more than we will ever know to defend our homeland using our sacred Navajo language,” K a n z a ba h Cr ot t y (Cove, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Red Valley, Tsé’ałnáoozt’i’í, Sheep Springs, Beclabito, Gad’ii’áhí/ Tó K’í), said, singling out Sandoval. K a n z aba h Crot t y a l so praised all the other Code Talkers. “We honor all our Navajo Code Talkers for saving countless lives around the world. Through their bravery and courage, they changed history,” Kanzabah Crotty said. Other attendees at the event i ncluded Cou nci l Delegates Raymond Smith, Jr.. Nathaniel Brown, First Lady Phefelia Nez, Second Lady Dottie Lizer, Miss Nava jo Nation Niagara Rockbridge, Nava jo Y ES, Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’ students, and others.
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The newly crowned 2022-2023 Intertribal Ceremonial Queen Cajun Cleveland waves to the crowd from her horse during the closing parade Aug. 13. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan Native Sky Hoop Dancers amaze the crowd with their ﬁnesse of hoops and dancing Aug. 13. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan
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The ﬁve-man team of the Flying Men, the Voladores dance around the pole, beginning the healing dance on Aug. 12. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan
Cool cuts for kids FRANKIE T’S GIVES BACK WITH DOZENS OF FREE HAIRCUTS, BACKPACKS By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent
bout 50 lucky youngsters look sharp going into the new school year, thanks to a free haircut and backpack event at Frankie T’s Barbershop on Aug. 13. Owner Frankie Tso had a similar event when he fi rst opened in 2019. Then COVID struck and he had to close up shop until late last year. Wary of COVID, he was hesitant to do an event this Barbers Tyson Charlie, Frankie Tso and Jules DeGroat did about 50 free haircuts at Frankie T’s back-to-school event Aug. 13. Photo Courtesy: Frankie T’s Barbershop
Even though it was free, not everybody looked happy about getting a back to school trim. Photo Courtesy: Frankie T’s Barbershop
yea r. T hen he overhea rd a conversation between a mother and son at Walmart. The boy wanted a haircut, but his mother said, “No, we can’t afford that now. We have to buy school supplies.” That was enough for Tso. Just to be safe, he got a tent to open his shop to the community, offering free haircuts to pre-K through 12 th grade students. He had two other barbers – Tyson Charlie and Jules DeGroat – at the ready, and 100 free backpacks stuffed with supplies, provided by Western Sky Community Care
and local businesses. The event also included live music and a bounce house to entertain guests while they waited. Rosandra Brown brought in her granddaughter and grandson, Zaiden Morris, 9, and Allison Morris, 8. “It was awesome. They had a little something for the kids to keep them occupied while they were waiting,” Brown said. “It really does help knowing that there’s school supplies for the kids. Especially now, when family budgets are tight.” While the children played, she watched as others took
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NAVAJO NATION | FROM PAGE 12 to provide better service to our citizens with disabilities and to improve the safety of tribal employees with disabilities. The renovations will foster a sense of i ndependence, and all Navajo citizens can receive equal ser vices and resources,” Nez said. The administration also thanked the Navajo Nation Jud icia l Bra nch, K ayent a
Parents and youngsters lined up for free cupcakes, school backpacks and haircuts at Frankie T’s Barbershop Aug. 13. Photo Courtesy: Frankie T’s Barbershop their turns getting clipped. “There were two little boys that, once they got into their seat, they were falling asleep. Their parents had to hold up their heads,” Brown said. Sherie Nez heard about the event on Facebook and brought five of her children – Dominique, 16; Dewayne, 13; Deeondra, 7; Damian, 5; and Desiree, 4 – who all got backpacks as well as haircuts. “It means a lot for them to be doing something like this,”
Nez said. “It helps out a lot. I have a job and everything, but I’ve got a lot of other bills. This takes a lot off of myself for a lot of other things like that.” Tso got the idea after seeing a news item about a barbershop in New Jersey that had a similar event in 2019. “I thought it would be good for our community,” Tso said. “If I could, I’d give a free haircut every day. But there’s bills to pay.”
Township and Commission, and other partners for finalizing the plans to complete the Kayenta Judicial Complex, which will improve the delivery of justice services to the Navajo people and provide a sa fe a nd adequate work environment for employees. In accordance with the resolution passed by the Council, the $13.2 million will be reimbursed to the Síhasin Fund f rom t he Jud ici a l P ubl ic Safety Facilities Fund.
“We cont i nue to i nvest in com mu nit y effor ts that w i l l e v ol v e e x a m ple s of com mu nit y pr ide a nd persevera nce. Ma ny of t hese p r oj e c t s w i l l b r i d ge t h e c o n n e c t io n b e t we e n t h e past and carry the legacy of our people into the future. Toget her, we a re bu i ld i ng the foundation for our child r e n a nd g r a ndc h i ld r e n , and we appreciate all par tners who contributed to all the projects,” Lizer said.
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Idris Elba plays a father who is trying to reconnect with his teenage daughters by taking them on a trip to South Africa in “Beast.” The characters encounter a ferocious lion, and have to ﬁnd a way to survive. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures well. And the CGI lion also looks decent. While it doesn’t look photorealistic in every shot, the effects are compelling enough to suspend disbelief through many moments. Admittedly, the titular lion eventually begins to seem like an unstoppable monster instead of a living animal and predator. The story is predictable and viewers will have to
forgive a lot of reckless and unsafe behavior on display. Still, the characters are more affable than those found in typical horror tales. The pacing is quick and the attack scenes are not only uniquely shot, but genuinely pulse-pounding. As such, the film ends up being a sur prisingly entertaining little thriller. In fact, t h is mov ie wou ld ma ke a
fantastic double bill alongside the 2019 alligator film “Crawl,” wh ich feels ver y simila r in tone, execution and a sense of overall enjoyment. I n t he end, “Bea st” doesn’t cut ver y deep, but it does prov ide enough thrills and chills to earn it a recommendation. V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM
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This film from Universal Pictures will open exclusively in theaters on Aug. 19. Movie critics like myself see an awful lot of titles. So many, that after a time one begins to see repetitive patterns and tropes that can become more grating to a reviewer than to an average viewer who isn’t nearly as obsessive about such matters. “Beast” is a horror film about a group of characters who are stranded in the wild and pursued by a seemingly unstoppable creature. The story doesn’t offer a lot of new twists or surprises. However, a strong and committed cast, visual flair and decent CGIeffects make enough of a difference to elevate the end product. It is no cinematic classic, but the hard work results in a fun B-movie proving that having familiar plot elements doesn’t necessarily guarantee failure. Dr. Nate Samuels (Idris Elba) is a widowed M.D. trying to reconnect with his teenage daughters Meredith (Iyana Ha lley) a nd Nora h (Lea h Jeffries). The trio set out on a trip to South Africa to visit the area where Samuels fi rst met his wife and their mother. An old friend and wildlife biologist Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley) picks them up and agrees to house the family during their stay. When Battles takes them on a safari through a remote part of a game reserve where he works, they suddenly come under siege by a ferocious lion. Trapped, the group do all they can to survive not only the onslaught, but poachers as well. It’s a very simple survivalist story with the central
characters out of their element a nd in da nger from outside forces for the majority of the running time. Of course, Samuels does have to deal with estrangement issues with his prickly children, which are heightened and brought to a head by the deadly situation. We’ve seen this type of scenario in numerous films, but the cast does an excellent job of making the characters relatable and their motivations understandable. Elba is a very likable lead and his exchanges with co-star Copley are more naturalistic than other fi lms of this ilk, adding some believability to the proceedings early on. Still, this is a horror fi lm, meaning that the leads do have to put themselves in harm’s way (sometimes unnecessarily so). Thankfully, the time spent developing each one earlier does result in more viewer sympathy, allowing the viewer to forgive a few unusual calls. Samuels is a doctor who wants to help the wounded and these choices often place him in grave danger, but at least the story has provided some motivation for running into danger. The heightened fear on the part of the teens leads to some rash acts, but it also results in a great pay-off during one fracas involving a tranquilizer dart. One of the movie’s biggest highlights is the striking photography and camerawork. Director/producer Baltasar Kormákur (“Adrift,” “Everest”) uses long takes during the majority of action sequences. The camera hovers around the characters, panning left and right and catching up with them as they try to figure out what to do next while a vicious lion hides in the back of the frame. The technique does work, allowing the viewer to scan the scenery and wait for the sudden appearance of the animal, adding significant tension to an otherwise standard jump scare scene. These shots are cleverly staged and work quite
‘Beast’ doesn’t offer any new twists; characters, visual effects make it worthwhile
Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for August 19, 2022 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome to another look at some of the highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. This edition includes major releases as well as some interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or shouldn’t be out in big crowds, be sure to give one of these titles a try! BIG NEW RELEASES!
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BABY ASSASSINS: This action/comedy from Japan follows two high school seniors who moonlight as hired killers. When the organization they work for tells them to move in and share an apartment over their final year of class, things go badly and their relationship begins to sour. In addition to normal coming-of-age problems, the relationship turns violent and they begin targeting one another. This foreign-language effort earned solid notices from critics who saw it. They all said that while the concept could have been further developed and even funnier, it was entertaining to see two young female assassins get into a petty battle with each other. The action scenes were also complimented as being well shot and amusing. The cast includes Yukina Fukushima, Saori Izawa, Masanori Mimoto, Atom Mizuishi and Mone Akitani.
THE BLACK PHONE: A shy 13-year-old finds his life in imminent danger after being kidnapped off of the street by a sadistic killer. He is immediately locked in a soundproof basement, where a disconnected phone begins ringing. The youngster answers and discovers that the murderer’s previous victims are calling to give him advice on how to escape. The latest from writer/producer/director Scott Derrickson (“Doctor Strange,” “Sinister”) was generally well received by the press. A small number complained that there wasn’t much about the final product that was memorable and that it wasted its big star in an underwritten role. However, the majority thought that the entire cast gave stronger than expected performances. They stated that this was an atmospheric and slickly made effort that reminded them of chillers from the 80s. It stars Mason Thames, Ethan Hawke, Madeleine McGraw, Jeremy Davies and E. Roger Mitchell. J U R A S SIC WO R L D : DOMINION: The biggest release of the week is this dinosaur-themed blockbuster. It’s the third and final film in the “Jurassic World” trilogy (but it also includes connections to
the or iginal series from the 1990s). T h i s follow-up begins fou r yea r s after the previous installment with the previous movie’s survivors living off the grid. After villains arrive and kidnap one of them, the others seek out the responsible party. They cross paths with characters from the original series, who are investigating a strange new breed of genetically engineered locusts. The trail leads to a dinosaur sanctuary run by a private genetics company. Sadly, this feature received the weakest reviews of any title in the series. A handful did enjoy seeing all of the characters together and enjoyed the action scenes. Regardless, the majority claimed the story had major logic lapses and also found it overlong, noting that its best scenes were repeats of moments from earlier chapters. It stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, DeWanda Wise, Mamoudou Athie, BD Wong, Omar Sy, Isabella Sermon and Campbell Scott. THE SUMMONED: Two celebrity couples are summoned to an exclusive self-help retreat to receive therapy. They agree to the three-day session and head out to the remote countryside, only to quickly realize that the on-site therapist has villainous motives. The group are forced to examine the cost of their success and begin ex periencing disturbing visions and paranoid delusions. More critics enjoyed this horror picture than disliked it. Those who did take issue with the film wrote that the story was slowly paced and simply took too long to get to the interesting material. Still, others appreciated that the screenplay attempted to throw a few curveballs at viewers and called it a fun and humorous little horror picture. For the time being, this is a DVD only release.
The cast includes J. Quinton Johnson, Emma Fitzpatrick, Angela Gulner, Salvador Chacon and Frederick Stuart. BL ASTS FROM THE PAST! If you would prefer to catch up on some older titles, there is plenty coming your way as well. Kino is delivering “Coming Apart” (1969) with Rip Torn and Sally Kirkland. It’s about a disturbed and obsessive psychiatrist who begins recording sessions with fema le patients and ends up capturing his own mental breakdown. There’s a 2K restoration of the film on this Blu-ray, along with a director interview, a Rip Torn memorial from 2019, a 50th anniversary discussion of the movie and numerous shorts made by the filmmaker in 2020. Lionsgate is giving “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” (2021) the 4K Ultra HD and digital treatment. Fans of the movie should note that this set does not contain a Blu-ray and can only be played on 4K Ultra HD equipment. Paramount is releasing some of their back catalog on Blu-ray. They have “The Back-Up Plan” (2010) st a rring Jennifer Lopez a nd the “Saturday Nig ht L ive” TV-series spinof f come dy “Coneheads” (1993) with Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin as pointy-headed aliens trying to adapt to life on Earth. T he s t u dio is giving “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) a special presentation in a 4K Ultra HD
Steelbook set. This release does not include a Blu-ray of the film. Shout! Factory is giving the original “Child’s Play” trilogy special treatment. They are presenting “Child’s Play” (1988), “Child’s Play 2” (1990) and “Child’s Play 3” (1991) in an elaborate 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray set . For those who don’t remember the series, the films feat u re a pos sessed toy doll named Chucky who goes on a violent and darkly comic killing spree. And if you’d just prefer one or two of the franchise titles, they can also be purchased individually. Be sure to go through all the listings to find out which package is right for you. All of the movies were given new 4K scans from the original negative with incredible picture upgrades. Each film has all of the previously recorded commentaries and extras from earlier editions, as well as new interviews with cast and crew members. Truth be told, there is simply too much bonus material to list here! YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that may appeal to youngsters. “Bluey” Seasons 1 & 2 (Universal/BBC) DVD “Play Date Triple Feature!” (“Na t u r e C a t ”/ ” Mol ly of Denali”/”Wild Kratts”) (PBS Kids) DVD “Rainbow Rangers: Rangers Assemble!” (Nick Jr.) DVD ON THE TUBE! And all of the TV-themed releases are listed below. “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston” (PBS) DVD “Bluey” Seasons 1 & 2 (Universal/BBC) DVD “ Fe e l i n g B u t t e r f l i e s ” (Hallmark) DVD “Firebite” Season 1 (RLJ Entertainment) Blu-ray “Hidden Assets” Series 1 (Acorn) DVD “NCIS” Sea son 19 (Paramount) DVD “South Park” Season 24 (Paramount) Blu-ray V I S I T : W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM
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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: The Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (NE ¼ NW ¼) of Section Thirty (30) in Township Thirteen North (T13N), Range Seventeen West (R17W), N.M.P.M., McKinley County, New Mexico. TOGETHER WITH an access
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easement as follows: A 12 foot wide strip of land lying in the NW1/4 of the NE ¼ of Section 30, township 13 North, Range 17 West, N.M.P.W., McKinley County, New Mexico, the Center line of which strip being described as follows: Commencing at the north ¼ corner of said section 30; Thence S00 degrees 34’ 03” E along the ¼ section line 1248.19’ to the real point of beginning; WITNESS the District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the Seal of said Court this _____ day of July, 2022. Clerk of the District Court By Published: Gallup Sun August 5, 2022 August 12, 2022 August 19, 2022
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PINEHAVEN HILLS TRUST & UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF, Defendant. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT You or your attorney are
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Legal Notice Invitation To Bid Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed bids for: ALL TERRIAN (ATV) VEHICLE, PLOW, TRAILER ITB-2023-03GH Commodity Code(s): 07102 & 07360 As more particularly set out in the BID documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https://gmcs.bonfirehub.com Sealed BIDS for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, September 20, 2022. Sealed HARDCOPY BIDS mailed or hand-delivered will be accepted. E-Mail or FAX copies will NOT be accepted. Bidders will not be able to deliver, upload bids or documents after the specified CLOSING date and time. The Gallup-McKinley County School Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated this 19th Day of August 2022
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Gallup Sun • Friday August 19, 2022
STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT GEORGE ANAST,
CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 By: /S/ Charles Long, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 BID ISSUE DATE: August 19, 2022 Publish: Gallup Sun August 19, 2022 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County/City of Gallup JPA Liquor Excise Tax Allocation Task Force will hold a Meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be held “In-Person” -- Adhering to the Social Distancing Protocols in effect for the 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 Task Force as they make recommendations. This meeting will be held in the West Conference Room 201A, Second Floor 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. All interested parties are invited to view. Done this 17th day of August 2022 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Billy Moore, Chairperson Publish date: Gallup Sun August 17, 2022 *** PUBLIC NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a Regular Meeting on Friday, August 26th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held “In-Person” -- Adhering to the Social Distancing Protocols in effect for the 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 Commission Chambers, Third Floor 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. The agenda can be sent electronically upon request. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Shawna Garnenez at (505) 863-1400
at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to view. Done this 16th day of August 2022 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Billy Moore, Chairperson Publication Gallup Sun date: August 19, 2022 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT ESTHER VILLEGAS, Plaintiff, vs. No. D- 1113-CV-2022-00278 ESTATE OF PETE GUILLEN K-M CONSTRUCTION, INC., GALLUP FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION, and UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFFS, Defendants. NOTICE OF PENDENCY OF SUIT
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TO: Estate of Pete Guillen, K-M Construction, Inc., Gallup Federal Savings & Loan Association, and Unknown Claimants of Interest in the premises adverse to the Plaintiffs, 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 Dis-
trict 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. The West 3.5 feet of Lots 14, Lot 15, Lot 16, Lot 17 and Lot 18 in Block Four (11) of STATE LAND ADDITION to the Town of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, as the same are shown and designated on the plat of said Addition filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico, on January 21, 1929; SUBJECT TO all other Easements, Conditions, Restrictions, and Reservations of record or in existence; WITNESS the District Judge of the Eleventh Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the seal of said Court this 10th day of August, 2022. Clerk of the District Court By Deputy Published: Gallup Sun August 19, 2022 August 26, 2022 September 2, 2022
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FRIDAY, AUG. 19
NATIONAL KOOL-AID DAY @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Zollinger Library will celebrate National Kool-Aid Day by giving out free Kool-Aid. Just drop by the library and get your free drink with every checkout. For questions please call 505-8637531 or email markos@unm. edu.
CREATIVE CORNER – LED CIRCUIT BOOKMARKS 3 pm in-person @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Kids will learn the basics of circuitry as they make LED bookmarks. Craft supplies will be provided. For more information email email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291.
CHESS CLUB 4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Through the game of chess, members of the club are able to bond and improve their chess skills! Each Tuesday people can learn and practice chess theory and strategy together. Each Saturday a tournament will be held. Prizes will be awarded! All ages are welcome, although this is targeted at the age 8-18 range. Participants do not need to attend every event. Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information. SATURDAY, AUG. 20
EMPLOY MCKINLEY JOB FAIR
GMCS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 1 pm-2 pm @ SSC 640 Boardman Dr.
TWEENS WHO STREAM 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join OFPL for interactive STREAM workshops. This week they’ll be building small water slides. Supply kits are available at OFPL on a firstcome, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information.
MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL 4 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 “Clifford the Big Red Dog” (2021) for national dog day.
FAMILY STORYTIME 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, get an introduction to the water cycle. Age 0-4. Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information. THURSDAY, AUG. 25
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING WITH COUNCILOR LINDA GARCIA, DIST. 1 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Gallup Senior Center (607 N. 4th St.).
TUESDAY, AUG. 23
EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.
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.
WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB OFPL’s book club book for July was “Sankofa” by Chibundu Onuzo. Discussions will be held on Zoom or in person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) at 6 pm. Refreshments will be served! Email email@example.com or call 505-863-1291 for more information.
CHESS CLUB 4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Through the game of chess, members of the club are able to bond and improve their chess skills! Each Tuesday people can learn and practice chess theory and strategy together. Each Saturday a tournament will be held. Prizes will be awarded! All ages are welcome, although this is targeted at the age 8-18 range. Participants do not need to attend every event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 firstcome, first-served basis using the Supply Request Form at ofpl.online. This week they will be making squeegee paintings. For more information email: email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291. SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, AUG. 26
NAVAJO RUG WEAVING 10 am to 2 pm @ the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, AUG. 27
NIGHT GOLF 7:30 pm registration, tee off starts at dark @ Fox Run Golf Course (1109 Susan Ave.). A $75 player fee includes greens and cart fees, glow balls, and a goody bag. The event is being hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Gallup. The event is limited to 72 golfers. Proceeds will be used to support Kiwanis projects designed to support the children of Gallup and McKinley County. For information contact John at 1-505-458-3634 or email: jltaylor87301@gmail. com
WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB OFPL’s book club book for July was “Sankofa” by Chibundu Onuzo. Discussions will be held on Zoom or in person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) at 2 pm. Refreshments will be served! Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information.
TURQUOISE NTR TEAM ROPING EVENT All Day @ Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw Rd., Church Rock). Don’t miss the beauty of the red rocks at the Turquoise Roping at Red Rock Park. Spectator entrance is free! FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
FRIDAY NIGHT RIDES FUN 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
“MADE IN NATIVE AMERICA” @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). A show exploring issues of authenticity in Native American art by Guest Curator Karl Bautista. “Made in Native America” will be on view through September 3.
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 email@example.com 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 SIX MONTHS AND OLDER If your baby is six months old or older, they are now eligible for the first and second boosters. Must wait four months out to receive the second booster.
12 YEARS OLD AND OLDER ONLY those with certain immune deficiencies are eligible for the first and second boosters. Must wait four months out to receive the second booster.
50 YEARS AND OLDER If you’re 50 years and older, you are eligible for a second booster, and must wait four months out to receive the next booster. COVID testing is available for patients meeting testing criteria and who have established care with one of RMCHCS’s providers. For individuals seeking to establish care, please see or call patient access clerk for more information. If you are not enrolled with RMCHCS, you must call College Clinic at 505-863-1820. RAPID COVID TESTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
Join OFPL @ 2 pm on Saturdays inside the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) for storytime activities, songs, rhymes, and read-aloud stories every week! This week, learn about rivers, ponds, and lakes, as well as the wildlife that rely on them for survival. Age 0-4. Email email@example.com or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.
MONDAY, AUG. 22
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24
Gallup Sun • Friday August 19, 2022
10 am to 4 pm @ El Morro Event Center and El Morro Theatre (207 W. Coal Ave.). Open to everyone. Three workshops from 10am-12pm. Learn how to do a cover letter, resume, and interview etiquettes. Job Fair from 12pm-4pm. Twenty (20) employers will be in attendance. Email hannah. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET 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.
Community Calendar AUGUST 19 - AUGUST 25, 2022