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DEMOCRATS DOMINATE Election results breakdown

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ndersheriff James Maiorano III rode to victory Nov. 8, besting challenger Lt. Elreno Henio for the McKinley County Sheriff post with 67% of the vote (12,401). The races followed a statewide Democrat lean, as Henio was the only Republican on the ballot for county offices. “It was a really clean race. Elreno Henio and I work together on a daily basis at McKinley County Dist. 1 Commissionerthe sheriff’s office. There were elect Danielle Notah no negative ads, there was no scare campaigns between Henio congratulate me, which I deeply and I, and I think that’s great,” respect.” Maiorano said. “He called to Maiorano’s top priority is

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McKinley County Dist. 2 Commisioner-elect Walt Eddy

McKinley County Sheriff-elect James Maiorano III

New Mexico Governor-elect Michelle Lujan-Grisham

getting the department staffed up once he takes over in January. “It’s going to be very similar,

since I’m already the undersheriff. Some of these duties

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Pilot Travel Center headed to the west end By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent

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he city is stepping on the gas for a new Pilot Travel Center to open on the west side. The Planning Commission and City Council have voted to allow an unusual arrangement

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– considering a location cobbled together among three different properties on Highway 66 at Rico Street. The change means that Land Development Standards like setbacks regard the properties as one lot. Applied individually, the rules would devote much more of the proposed property

to setbacks and landscaping. “This would effectively create a 30 - 35 feet strip across the middle of the proposed site on which no structures could be located,” according to a staff report. Pretty much everyone agreed that isn’t practical. Pilot has 40-year leases with the other property owners,

Elizabeth D. Marra and Rico Land and Cattle, so the project is expected to be around for a long time. The city actions require that if Pilot shutters the station, the company must return the properties to pre-Pilot conditions. One observer noted that as the country shifts to electric vehicles, fuel demand may change over that time. Jack Rymer, Pilot’s Project Manager, Construction Development, said the company is evaluating which stations in its national network will offer EV charging. The nearest existing location is about 20 miles away in Jamestown. The Gallup location would be in the company’s One9 format, which caters to small trucking fleets. If all goes well, construction will begin next spring. The project also raised questions about the size and height of signs for the station. The former height limit was 50 feet; the city will allow signs of up to 100 feet tall and 650 sq. ft. area in a corridor along Highway 66. Some signs on that stretch are already bigger than that, but they’ve been in place for a long time and were grandfathered in as nonconforming uses when the Land Development Standards were changed.

Jack Rymer, Pilot’s Project Manager, Construction Development. Photo Credit: Jack Rymer For Pilot, the issue was having signs that are visible to I-40 travelers moving both directions in time for them to get off the highway and shop there. “It’s designed to get a motorist’s attention as they travel through Gallup so they will stop and spend money and enjoy our city,” Rymer said. “For eastbound travelers, there’s a hill. Not only does the exit itself rise, but the topography rises.” Councilor Fran Palochak, whose District 4 includes the development site, is glad for an anchor development there. “I have tried to get an anchor on the west side. It is blighted. Businesses are closing almost every day. I now learn the schools are going to be putting housing over there,” she said. “To have this travel center would just bring us back to life.”

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NEW TREATMENT Four Corners Detox Center now offers outpatient services

12 15 16 20 INDIAN COUNTRY MURDER Shiprock woman charged for killing of young girl

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uum of care model that delivers treatment to clients at each stage of their recovery. With few currently existing options for outpatient drug treatment in Gallup, the service also fills a critical gap in the community. Barr y Ore, the Center’s program director, said that the outpatient progra m is critical for people who are trying to maintain sobriety. “Clients in recovery outside of a traditional in-patient residential treatment facility are not only dealing with everyday stressors, they are, in most cases, rebuilding their lives. This could mean ma k i ng bra nd new socia l

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Four Corners Detox Recovery Center staff celebrated the center’s one year anniversary in February. File Photo

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Train hits pedestrian laying on tracks By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

A n unidentified person was struck by a train passing

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through Gallup on Nov. 8. Around 10 am that day, Metro Dispatch received a call about the incident. Gallup Police officers immediately drove out to the scene at the intersection of Allison Road and West Highway 66. I n a n i nt er v iew w it h the Sun, GPD Captain Erin Toadlena-Pablo explained what the GPD was able to assess by looking at the scene. “It looks like this individual had walked out onto the tracks and laid down and was struck by a train,” Toadlena-Pablo said. The person was declared dead at the scene. The train was able to come to an eventual stop after hitting the individual.

A train passing through town struck a pedestrian who was on the tracks on Nov. 8. Photo Credit: GPD Toadlena-Pablo said the person did not have any identification on them, and the incident made it impossible for the body to be identified in any way other than through fi ngerprints. Once an autopsy is done,

more information will become available. Toadlena-Pablo said the GPD wa s still unsure on whether or not drugs or alcohol were involved in this situation. A toxicology report will be included with the autopsy.

Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports THROWING ROCKS Gallup, Oct. 31

A man was caught throwing rocks at cars at a car d e a le r s h i p, a nd h e a l s o t h reatened a ma n w it h a knife. On Oct. 31, around 10:45

a m, Ga llup Police Off icer El ija h Bow m a n wa s d i s patched to the used car dealership Duke City Auto at 1512 E. Hwy. 66 after a man named Liam Wilson was seen throwing rocks at the used cars. The woman who called dispatch about Wilson, 30, also said he was trying to fight another man. W hen Bow ma n a r r ived a t t h e s c e n e , h e fo u n d Wilson laying on the ground. Bowman put Wilson in handcuffs and led him to the back of his patrol car. After he detained Wilson, Bow ma n spoke to a ma n who was the one Wilson had tried to fight. The man said he’d been getting off work at the nearby Pizza Hut when a

woman told him that a man was throwing rocks over a fence and hitting the cars parked at Duke City Auto. The man said he went to confront Wilson, and the man pulled out a knife. The man said Wilson told him not to come any closer, or he was going to stab him. Accord i ng to t he ma n, he told Wilson to put the knife away. He was able to grab Wilson and put him in a choke hold, but Wilson was still pointing the knife at him. The man also stated that w h e n h e w a s a p pr o a c h ing Wilson he heard glass

WEEKLY POLICE ACTIVITY REPORTS | SEE PAGE 28 PUBLIC SAFETY


Thomas Corley spent 5 years studying poor people vs. rich people’s thinking patterns coming up with some interesting findings. Consider the following: Poor people tend to believe they are victims of circumstances. Because of this life just happens to them – the classic victim mentality. On the other hand, Rich people tend to believe they are creators of, or can control their circumstances. Because of this they seek and take advantage of opportunities to create the life they want – a classic can-do mentality. Poor people manage limited resources poorly. Rich people manage limited resources well which results in rising economic income and wealth. In July 2016 a study of families in Public Housing showed that the key to “breaking the cycle of poverty” and eventually moving out of public housing was obtaining the ability to read by the end of 3rd grade. This study showed that if a child does not read after leaving 3rd grade they tend not to do well in further schooling and many do not graduate from High School or go on to college. 3rd Grade is where the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” occurs. If a person can read and comprehend they can learn anything. Every girl or boy should have the right to a quality education to increase chances and opportunities in life. Education is key to reducing poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income and personal wealth. NCES reports obtaining a Bachelor’s degree allows 62% more income generation than a high school diploma. A Master’s degree allows 23% more than a Bachelor’s degree. Stewardship of limited resources combined with increasing education, hard work and initiative will result in more wealth and income over time.


Weekly DWI Report Staff Reports Featured DWI

Larry Yazzie May 23, 12:03 am DWI (Fourth) A wide turn and near collision in downtown Gallup led to Larry Yazzie, 49, of Mentmore, being arrested for his fourth DWI.

Ga llup Off icer Vincent Thompson wa s patrolling near the intersection of Aztec Avenue and Second Street when he saw a blue Chevrolet car drive from the parking lot of Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe at 306 S. Second St., making a wide turn onto Aztec Avenue and driving westbound. The Chevrolet reportedly swerved across the yellow line as it approached the intersection of Fifth Street and Aztec Avenue. The suspect vehicle continued to Munoz Overpass, where it merged and traveled northbound, nearly colliding with the sidewalk in the process. Thompson followed the vehicle onto Interstate 40 at exit 20, activated his unit’s emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop near mile marker 21.5. Thompson met the driver,

Yazzie, and immediately saw numerous signs of intoxication including bloodshot eyes, a strong smell of alcohol and Yazzie slurring his speech. After being advised of these signs, Yazzie agreed to take the Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Yazzie performed poorly on the initial tests before agreeing to take the alternative tests, which he also struggled to perform. In the middle of the tests, Yazzie reportedly said he consumed a six-pack of Coors Light at Sports Page Bar about two hours prior to driving. Thompson checked the inside of his vehicle and found six open 12-oz. bottles, with even more bottles strewn throughout the floor in the front and rear of the vehicle. The report listed 18 bottles in total. Based on his investigation,

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T hompson pla ced Ya zz ie under arrest for DWI. Metro Dispatch advised Thompson that Yazzie had three prior DWIs, so a blood warrant was needed. After getting the blood draw warrant signed by District Judge Louis DePauli, Thompson tra nspor ted Yazzie to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services for the draw and to obtain medical clearance after he said he had trouble breathing. Following the draw, Yazzie was transported to McKinley County Adult Detention Center and booked for DWI (fourth), driving on divided highways, no driver’s license, expired registration, and having an open container. His status conference is set for Dec. 5. Name: Pete John Age: 27 Arrested: July 23 Charge: DWI Status: Motion hearing on Nov. 10 Name: Jennifer Thornburg Age: 40 Arrested: July 23 Charge: Aggravated DWI (misdemeanor) Status: Final pre-trial hearing on Nov. 29

Name: Colin Gibson Age: 30 Arrested: July 15 Charge: DWI Status: Final pre-trial hearing on Nov. 15 Name: Dewayne Yazza Age: 32 Arrested: June 30 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second) Status: Final pre-trial hearing on Dec. 13 Name: Rene Edward Chavira Age: 33 Charge: Aggravated DWI Arrested: May 15 Status: Plea & disposition hearing on Nov. 22 Name: Spencer J. Ashley Age: 39 Charge: Aggravated DWI (Second) Arrested: May 15 Status: Sentenced to fi nes, community service on Sept. 27, compliance hearing on Nov. 28

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Shiprock woman charged with murder in Indian Country Staff Reports

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A woman from Shiprock, Ariz.,

identified as Maylene John, has been charged with murder. According to an FBI press release, John, 32, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, stabbed a child in the chest on the morning of Oct. 24. A witness allegedly heard the child scream for help and rushed to John’s bedroom. The door was locked, so the individual kicked it open. They found the child, lying on the floor with a stab wound to the torso, and saw John allegedly sitting at the foot of her bed holding a knife. As the individual provided the child with a blanket to apply pressure to the wound, John allegedly put the knife to her neck, at which point the other adult forced her to drop

it, and then they threw the knife out of the room. The individual went to a neighbor’s house for help. The neighbor called for assistance while the witness returned to John’s house. John was in the bedroom with the child and would not allow the individual to enter. When Navajo Police and Emergency Medical Services arrived, John was taken into custody while EMS attempted to revive the child. The child was declared dead around 3:45 am, according to the press release. Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Albuquerque

Field Office, announced on Oct. 27 that John made an initial appearance in federal court on a criminal complaint charging her with murder in Indian Country. John remained in custody until a preliminary and detention hearing on Oct. 31.

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covers topics such as relapse prevention, early recovery, social suppor t and coping skills. Clients work closely with case managers for referrals to appropriate community resources around career support, housing, public benefits and medical appointments. Four Cor ners a lso provides medication assisted treatment. Four Corners has already begun enrolling clients from its detox and residential program, and a partnership with the DWI Treatment Court will offer a non-punitive response to address addiction recovery for individuals involved w it h t he cr i m i na l just ice system. “McK i n ley Cou nt y h a s been identi f ied a s one of counties in New Mexico with the highest DWI offenses and

has always been in dire need of behavioral health services, including the need for a detox center, substance use recovery program, and Intensive Outpatient Program,” Shanell Franklin, Magistrate Court DWI Drug Court Coordinator, said. “One of the biggest challenges i n ou r cou nt y ha s been to find providers who would be able to provide evidence-based treatment services,” Franklin said. “We are grateful that we now have the resources to provide services through Four Corners Detox Recovery Center.”

connections, navigating the legal system, creating new routines or finding steady employment,” Ore said. It’s a lot of pressure and can be overwhelming.” Fou r Cor ner s Detox Recover y Center, which is a subsid ia r y of Sa nt a Fe Recovery Center, offers both a n i ntensive 16 -week a nd regular outpatient program where clients attend weekly indiv idual sessions with a counselor a nd pa r ticipate in a variety of classes and groups based on their individual needs and treatment plan. The program is built on cu lt u ra l ly-releva nt , ev idence-based practices and

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A complaint is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, John faces up to life in prison. The Farmington Resident Agency of the FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with assistance from the Navajo Police Department. A s s i s t a nt Un it e d S t a t e s Attorney Caitlin L. Dillon is prosecuting the case.

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NMSP investigates officer involved shooting in Silver City Staff Reports

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ILVER CITY, NM - The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an Officer Involved Shooting in Silver City involving the Silver City Police Department on Oct. 27.

obtained a search warrant for the residence. When officers entered the residence Franco was holding a knife to a woman’s neck. During the encounter, an officer with the Silver City Police Department allegedly fi red his duty firearm at least once, hitting and injuring Franco. He was taken to an area hospital and ultimately

and resisting an officer. The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents are working to independently determine the series of events leading to the shooting, including collecting evidence and conducting interviews. Throughout the process, investigative findings will be shared with the district attorney for their review and consideration. The New Mexico State Police acts solely as factfi nders in its cases and does not determine whether the actions of an officer were justified in these types of matters. That decision rests with the district attorney’s office. This incident remains under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.

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State Police Investigations Bureau agents learned that at about 3 pm on Oct. 27, Silver City Police Department officers attempted to serve an outstanding arrest warrant for burglary on Trevor Franco, 32, near the Hillside Apartments located at 2545 N. Silver St. As off icers approached Franco, he ran inside his house located at 2602 Yucca St. Officers

airlifted to an El Paso, Texas hospital. His current condition is not known. Upon his release from the hospital, Franco will be booked on the charges of kidnapping, aggravated battery on a household member with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery on a household member by strangulation, assault on a household member with intent to commit a violent felony,

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Health care company allegedly conspired to suppress wages of school nurses Staff Reports

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AS VEGAS, NV – VDA OC LLC, a health care staffing company, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for entering into and engaging in a conspiracy with a competitor to allocate employee nurses and to fix the wages of those nurses on Oct. 27. During the alleged conspiracy, from about October 2016 until July 2017, VDA, then known as Advantage On Call, LLC, was one of two primary providers of contract nursing services to the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nev.

Accord i ng t o t he plea agreement it entered into with the government, VDA, through one of its employees, participated in a conspiracy with another contract health care staffing firm to suppress and eliminate competition by agreeing to allocate nurses and fix the wages of those nurses. At the same hearing during which VDA pleaded guilty, U.S. District Cour t Judge Richard F. Boulware II sentenced VDA to pay a criminal fine of $62,000 and restitution of $72,000 to victim nurses. U.S. Asssistant Attorney Genera l Jonat ha n K a nter

of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, said that free and open labor markets a re a “cor nerstone of the American dream.” [The] guilty plea demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that workers receive competitive wages and a fair chance to pursue better work and that criminals who conspire to deprive them of those rights are held accountable,” K a nter sa id. “ T he cou r t’s sentence will compensate the hardworking health care workers who were victims of this crime.” U.S. Attor ney Ja son M. Frierson for the District of

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Richard F. Boulware II Photo Credit: Wikimedia Nevada, said that protecting workers from antitrust schemes such as wage-fixing and employee allocation, was a priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “We a re com m it t ed t o working with the Antitrust Division and FBI to prosecute

anticompetitive conduct that a f fect s oppor t u n it ie s for workers and the labor market,” Frierson said. “ T he defend a nt con spired with a competitor to fix wages and undercut the salaries of school nurses,” Louis Quesada , A ssista nt Director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, said. “Everyone, especially those responsible for keeping our children healthy and safe, deserves the opportunity to compete for employment in a fair marketplace.” T he a n nou nc e me nt i s the result of a federal invest igat ion bei ng conducted by the Antitrust Division’s Sa n F ra ncisco Off ice a nd t h e F B I ’s I n t e r n a t i o n a l Corruption Unit, with assistance from the U.S. Attorney’s Of f ice for t he Distr ict of Nevada.

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New Mexico to deliver $52.8 million in food assistance BENEFITS ALLOCATED FOR 91,460 CHILDREN UNDER AGE 6 IN THE LATEST P-EBT ISSUANCE Staff Reports

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ANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced on Nov. 4 that families of 91,460 New Mexico children, ages zero through five, will receive additional food benefits this fall for the 2021-2022 child care and summer Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer programs on a gradual schedule. The $52.8 million in P-EBT benefits will be issued to

children under age six in families that were participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program between August 2021 and June 2022. For each month of P-EBT benefits available, the child also had to be enrolled in SNAP. “The goal of this program is to provide good nutrition to New Mexican families when they are facing fi nancial hardship,” Angela Medrano, Deputy Secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department, s a id . “We a r e work i n g

tirelessly to improve food security for New Mexico’s children.” The P-EBT issuances will be distributed in monthly amounts on the following schedule: • Benefits for August 2021 were issued between Oct. 26 and 27. • Benefits for September 2021 were issued Nov. 1. • Benefits for October 2021 were issued Nov. 2. • Benefits for November

2021 were issued Nov. 3. • Benefits for December 2021 were issued Nov. 7. • Benefits for January 2022 were issued Nov. 8. • Benefits for Februar y 2022 were issued Nov. 9. • Benefits for March 2022 were issued Nov. 10. • Benefits for April 2022 will be issued Nov. 14. • Benefits for May 2022 will be issued Nov. 15. • Benef its for Su m mer P-EBT 2022 will be issued Nov. 16.

For questions regarding a child’s P-EBT card, please call the NM PEBT H o t l i n e a t 1- 8 3 3 - 415 0 56 9. If a repl a cem ent P - EBT card i s n eed ed , call FIS Customer Service at 1-800 -843-8303. Answers to other frequently asked questions can also be found online at: h t t p s: / / www. h s d . s t a t e . n m .u s / l o o k i n g fo r a s s i s tance/p-ebt /

NMDOH offering no-cost quitting services for nicotine users Staff Reports

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ANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Nicotine Use Prevention and Control program offers no-cost quitting services for nicotine users statewide for use during the upcoming annual Great American Smokeout Nov. 17. Created by the American Cancer Society, the Great American Smokeout happens every year on the third Thursday of November. Year-round, DOH provides programs that offer help to quit any type of nicotine product from vaping or e-cigarettes, smoking conventional cigarettes or use of any other tobacco products. “Nicot i ne i s a h ig h ly STATE & REGION

addictive chemical compound in tobacco plants, and it’s the nicotine that keeps people using tobacco products, even

when they want to stop,” Acting Department of Health Secretary, David R. Scrase, M.D., said. “Our programs are U.S. Food and

Drug Administration-approved and have been shown to help people quit their nicotine use successfully.”

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IHS further expands telehealth services to meet patient needs Staff Reports

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he Indian Health Service announced an expansion of telehealth across IHS federal facilities to meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native patients on Oct. 31. In July 2021, IHS awarded a clinical video telehealth contract to AA RingMD, a secure, cloud-ba sed solution that enables patient-to-provider and provider-to-provider telehealth meetings. IHS has been working with AA RingMD staff and engineers to prepare for implementation. Beginning Oct. 31, IHS clinicians and support staff at federal facilities were able to use the secure system. “This expansion of telehealth

will increase access to care, patient safety, continuity of care, quality of care, and ultimately patient satisfaction,” IHS Director Roselyn Tso said. “We look forward to being able to reach even more of our American Indian and Alaska Native patients across Indian Country.” This platform will be available across multiple devices and allows for expanded televideo visits in settings such as homes or schools with low broadband availability. AA RingMD is the first telehealth-focused platform that IHS has deployed and will complement Webex, the existing IHS telehealth solution, giving IHS two secure options to use when providing telehealth care, both now and when the

IHS Director Roselyn Tso. File Photo public health emergency ends. A A RingMD is a secure system that encrypts audio and video communications. The cybersecurity of IHS’s telehealth system is critical to patients’ safety, health, privacy, and the integrity of patients’ data.

In a press release published on Oct. 31, IHS recognized the importance of protecting the personally identifiable information and protected health information entrusted to them. A plan is in place to adequately address all system vulnerabilities. Pre-existing rules for the IHS workforce’s use of telehealth continue, and health care providers must obtain the patient’s verbal consent to meet via telehealth. Health care providers must also verify the patient’s identity at the beginning of each encounter and are not authorized to record the session. The IHS has a long history of using telehealth to meet its mission and the needs of its

patients, dating back to the mid-1970s when IHS partnered with NASA and Lockheed Martin to provide telehealth to the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona. In 2020, IHS significantly expanded the use of telemedicine, rapidly ramping up virtual care services from a pre-COVID average of under 1,300 per month to a peak of nearly 42,000 per month at the height of the initial pandemic surge. For the fi rst time, IHS clinicians could provide services into patients’ homes. This allowed continued access to care while protecting patients and health care workers. The current average is approximately 11,000 per month.

Speaker Seth Damon resigns 24TH NAVAJO NATION COUNCIL TO ELECT NEW SPEAKER Staff Reports

Pro Tems for the remainder of the term. The legislation noted the chairs of the four standing committees would rotate in increments of 15 days in the following order: • Chairman Daniel Tso Health, Education, and Human Services Committee • Chairman Jamie Henio Budget and Finance Committee • Chair ma n Rickie Nez

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INDOW ROCK, Ariz. — Members of the 24th Navajo Nation Council convened in the Navajo Nation Council Chamber for a Special Session to place Speaker Seth Damon on administrative leave on Nov. 4. Legislation No. 0208-22 was introduced by Hon. Otto Tso to place the Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council on administrative leave without pay and to establish Speaker

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Speaker Seth Damon. Photo Credit: 24th Navajo Nation Council

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Veterans housing program continues building new homes, employing Navajo veterans Staff Reports

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avajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Navajo Veterans Administration Director James Zwierlein visited the construction site of a new three-bedroom home that is currently being built in the community of Nenahnezad, N.M., for a Navajo veteran and his three children on Oct. 27. This is one of at least eight homes for veterans that are in progress through the Navajo Veterans Housing Program. At each of the sites, Navajo veterans are employed as construction workers even if they have no prior experience in the construction field. Veterans with no prior construction experience have also been hired to be apprentices under experienced workers to allow them to learn new skills while earning an income. On Sept. 6, Jonathan Nez presented the key to a new hogan-style home to Diné U.S. Army veteran, Kee C. Nez and his wife, in Teecnospos, Ariz. The veteran lost his previous home to a fire a few years ago and had lived with family members since. The home was fully funded and constructed through the Navajo Veterans Housing Program. In 2013, former Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd introduced legislation to provide funding specifically for the construction of new homes for Navajo veterans. Jonathan Nez acknowledged Shepherd’s achievement in setting the foundation for the current program. But he did mention that there were problems with the initial program. INDIAN COUNTRY

Navajo President Jonathan Nez presents the key to a new home to Navajo veteran Kee C. Nez and his wife in Teecnospos, Ariz. on Sept. 6. File Photo “Once those homes began to be built years ago, there were deficiencies in the housing policy that left some veterans with homes that were not connected to basic utilities and without appliances,” Jonathan Nez said. Jonathan Nez said that Zwierlein helped work with lawmakers to change the policies so that all new homes are required to be connected to water, wastewater, electricity, and fully-equipped with new appliances before a veteran moves into the home. “This drives up the cost of each new home, but we now have high-quality homes being built that have running water, electricity, and all of the basic amenities for our veterans to

be comfortable in their new homes as soon as they move in,” Jonathan Nez said. Each home has a solid concrete foundation that includes two to fi ve bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom(s), and new appliances with electricity, plumbing, and sewage system installed. The homes are also ADA accessible with widened doorways, safety handrails, walk-in shower, doorway ramp, and other features to accommodate the elderly veterans. In July, Jonathan Nez and the 24th Navajo Nation Council approved an additional $50 million through the American Rescue Plan Act to fund the construction of more homes for veterans. The Navajo Nation

Fiscal Recovery Fund Office approved the budget packet to authorize the implementation of the $50 million. With the

shortage and high demand of construction materials around the world, securing building materials, utility parts, and other equipment continues to create challenges and increase the cost of each home, but Zwierlein and his team continue to work with suppliers to prevent setbacks as much as possible. In addition to constructing new homes, the Navajo Veterans Administration is also overseeing repairs and improvements to homes that were constructed for Navajo veterans between 2014 and 2017. In 2017, the Office of the Auditor General conducted an audit of the Veterans Housing Program. The findings indicated that several veteran homes were not in livable and safe conditions. An inspection of randomly completed homes concluded that the homes did not meet safety and quality standards. The homes were not constructed by the current contractor.

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ELECTION RESULTS | FROM COVER and programs we’ve launched are going to continue,” he said. “One of our primary focuses is continuing to recruit, with nine current vacancies that we need to fill and hire those folks so we can provide the best services possible for our communities.” The rest of the local offices on the ballot (listed below) were all but decided in the June primary election, mainly because there were no Republican candidates for most offices. Bond measures for a new senior center and library/education facilities passed handily. Question 1 will bond $24.4 million for the senior center after passing with 78% (12,875).

SETH DAMON | FROM PAGE 16 - Resources and Development Committee • Cha ir woma n Eugenia Charles-Newton - Law and Order Committee According to the legislation, each chairperson would be able to designate another committee member to act as Speaker Pro Tem for the period assigned to the committee.

NMDOH | FROM PAGE 15 available, from 2020, shows that 16.1% of New Mexico adults are cigarette smokers, but the number of both adults and teens vaping using e-cigarettes is rising. The latest data from the New Mexico Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System shows as of 2020, 5.6% of adult nicotine users now vape, and according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, one in three New Mexico high school youth are currently vaping.

Question 2 secures $19.2 million for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions, with 74% (12,054); and Question 3, which passed at 77% (12,528), will provide almost $216 million for capital expenditures for certain higher education, special schools and tribal schools. At press time, Buu Nygren appeared to have won the Navajo Nation presidency, ousting Jonathan Nez after a single term. Results of that contest are set to be certified Nov. 18. In state races, Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Lt. Gov. Howie Morales will keep their seats on the strength of 12,783 votes, along with Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Attorney General Raul Torrez

and Treasurer Laura Montoya. All won their seats with roughly two-thirds of the votes (ranging from 64% to 68%). Democrat Joseph Maestas, who serves on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, bested Libertarian Travis Steven Sanchez for State Auditor, with 72% of the vote. U.S. Rep Teresa Leger Fernandez held her District 3 seat with 69% of the vote (12,065), while District 2 challenger Gabriel Vasquez won with 73% of the vote (1,113), bumping incumbent Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell out of her job. Other McKinley County winners set for a Jan. 1 swear-in are:

During the Special Session, Hon. Wilson C. Stewart, Jr. proposed an amendment to strike a majority of the language in the legislation to completely remove Damon as Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council. I n response, O t to Tso stated the proposed amendme nt by S t ew a r t wou ld require a new legislation to be drafted and would need to be discussed at a later date.

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The county Democratic Party nominated Danielle Notah to be the new District 1 commissioner after the primary winner, Ernest C. “Charles” Becenti III, won the race but withdrew. Her top concern is the ongoing issues at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital.

valuation for tax purposes. Edward Becenti Jr. won the sixway primary with 24% of the votes. He is Chief Deputy County Clerk and a 17-year veteran of that office. He’d like to see more of the Assessor’s Office staff trained as property appraisers.

Magistrate Judges County Commissioner, District 2

The Assessor oversees property in the county, including mapping, inventory and

Brent A. Detsoi, Virginia A. Yazzie and Cynthia C. Sanders all ran unopposed for Districts 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Results are unofficial until Tolouse Oliver’s office certifies them, which is expected later this month. Winners who are county employees will have to resign from those positions when they take office, County Attorney Doug Decker said.

Delegates also stated it was imperative to address the issue at hand as quickly as possible to ensure the Navajo Nation has a leader of the Legislative Branch. A f ter much debate on the proposed legislation and the amendment, Daniel Tso motioned for a caucus to discuss the details in depth to fi nd a solution in order to move the Nation forward. As a result, Damon decided

to step down for the remainder of the term and appointed Daniel Tso Speaker Pro Tem for five days beginning on Nov. 7. Damon will appoint a Speaker Pro Tem for every week until a new Speaker of the 24th Navajo Nation Council is elected. “In order to begin the healing process, my resignation as Speaker will ensure the 24th Navajo Nation Council will continue to be united

on behalf of our Navajo people,” Damon said. “Over the course of the next two months, through prayer and blessings, it is my hope that harmony will be restored throughout our communities.” Damon is currently running unopposed and will represent the chapters of Bááhaalí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Red Rock, Rock Spr i ngs, a nd Tséyatoh on the 25th Navajo Nation Council.

their “why” when quitting by: • Educating teens on the keys to quitting nicotine. • Boosting overall confidence among teens looking to quit. • Motivating and inspiring users to learn more about the implications to their long-term health by getting and staying nicotine-free. To register, all teens can text VAPEFREE to 873373. Adults will need to register online at LiveVapeFreeNM.com. When launched in May 2022, New Mexico was only one of five

states to launch both the youth and adult components of the program, out of just 16 states now using the program. There are also free webbased services at QuitNowNM. com and DejeloYaNM.comthat offer additional online support. The cessation services offer 24-hour text message support. There is even TTY available for the deaf and hearing impaired at 1-877-777-6534. New Mexico DOH is also currently running a campaign called the “Mini-Quit Challenge” to help smokers practice

quitting. The first Monday of every month there will be a mini-challenge where someone could win a $100 Amazon gift card for participating. To sign up, visit https://miniquitchallengenm.com/.

County Commissioner, District 1

Walt Eddy ran unopposed in the primary and won with 100% of the votes cast in the race. His main issue is inadequate or deteriorating roads and bridges. He’s also concerned about RMCH.

County Assessor

The New Mexico Department of Health continues to work toward decreasing rates of smoking, vaping and other tobacco use. For more information both public and health care professionals can visit: http:// NUPACNM.com/. NEWS


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Cougars thunder past Thunderbirds Lady Cougar Daleiagh Chato (30) bumps the ball. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan

Tohatchi Lady Cougar Tatum Begaye (12) prepares to serve to the Thunderbirds on Nov. 3. Tohatchi won the game 3-0. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan

Lady Cougar Tatum Begaye (12) sets the ball for a teammate. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan

Amira Leekela (7) starts the game off as the Zuni Lady Thunderbirds serve first on Nov. 3. Photo Credit: Alexis Callahan SPORTS

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‘Gallup’s Bird Lady’ to participate in national fashion show fundraiser By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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allup local Sarah Wilson, also known as “Gallup’s Bird Lady,” will participate in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 13th annual “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” fashion show. “I’m excited for the competition,” Wilson, who is 38 years old, said in an interview with the Sun. “I’m excited to wear my dress. It’s burgundy.” The fashion show is the largest Down Syndrome fundraiser in the world. According to a press release, the show has raised over $24 million for life-saving and life-changing research and medical care to date. This is the fi rst time in three years that the event has been held in-person. Accord i ng to a press rele a s e publ i shed by t he G l o b a l D ow n S y n d r o m e Fou ndat ion, t he money ra ised du r i ng t he fa sh ion show w i l l prov ide worldclass medical care to over 2,200 patients w ith Dow n Sy nd rome f rom 33 st ate s and ten countries; fund over 200 scientists researching on Down Syndrome research with a focus on Alzheimer’s d i s e a s e, c a ncer, a ut oi m mune diseases, eye health, audiology, and regression; and build upon their advoc a c y ef for t s wh ic h h ave resulted in $200 million in additional Down syndrome research and medical care funding from the National

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Sarah Wilson loves painting birds. She sells her paintings online at artbysarahwilson.com. Photo Credit: Gwen Wilson Institutes of Health over the last five years. Wilson said the medical research is something that is very important to her, as she underwent open heart surgery when she was born. Besides being a fashion model, Wilson is also a passionate a r tist. She pa ints birds, and has sold over 20

paintings so far. “I love painting. My parents got me into it,” Wilson said. She said her parents signed her up for art classes as a way to entertain her and help her engage with other people. Wilson’s paintings are available for purchase at artbysarahwilson.com. COMMUNITY


‘Armageddon Time’ won’t win any awards, but it’s still effective By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING:  OUT OF  RUNNING TIME: 115 MINUTES This film from Focus Features was released on Nov. 4. Around this time of year, many studios begin releasing movies they believe may have the potential to be nominated for some end-of-year awards. One of those titles is the drama “Armageddon Time,” which is being released this week. Despite the title, this fi lm is not a disaster fl ick involving the end of the world – the moniker is actually a play on a piece of music used in the feature. Instead, the movie is a low-key, well-acted and effective coming-of-age drama. This is a solid production, but one that also doesn’t feel like a frontrunner to take home any big awards. Based on the real experiences of writer/director James Gray and set in New York in 1980, this tale follows young Paul Graff (Banks Repeta). He’s a youngster who dreams of being an artist, displeasing many in his Jewish-American fa m i ly. H is fat her I r v i ng (Jeremy Strong) wants him to take life seriously and mother E st her (A n ne Hat h away) appears to merely tolerate his interests. However, Paul does receive suppor t a nd encou r a gement f rom h i s favorite relative, grandfather Aaron Rabinowitz (Anthony Hopkins). Unfortunately, problems arise after he begins acting out in class. Paul also notices COMMUNITY

and befriends a black student in his class named Johnny Dav is (Jaylin Webb), who receives far worse punishment for the very same infractions. As the school year passes, Paul gets a lucky break and is admitted into a private school, but embarks on a plan to run away with Johnny to Florida. This fi lm certainly appears to be based on real experiences. In fact, it looks like a perfect recreation of the era. As someone who remembers this time period well, the production design is top notch. All of the household item s, toys, record s a nd even the wood paneling that covers much of the inside of the Graff’s modest home is expertly recreated. These little elements certainly struck a chord with this reviewer, who felt like he was transported back to his own childhood. Additionally, the cast are all very strong. Young leads Repeta and Webb have diffi cult and complex emotions to convey as they deal with some terrible situations and a few ugly truths. They are both extremely likable, despite the fact that their plans aren’t particularly well thought-out and lead them at times into a downward spiral. Of course, it was also a different time and the movie deserves some credit for being frank about how punishment was meted out by some parents during this period. Irving Graff is at times brutal with his son, but the actor portraying the character manages to add more layers and depth to the role instead of simply being an abusive adult. But while the period look is captivating, the cast are top

Banks Repeta and Anthony Hopkins play grandson and grandfather in “Armageddon Time.” Photo Credit: Focus Features

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for Nov. 11, 2022 Dine Local By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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elcome back to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This particular edition doesn’t feature any major blockbusters, but there are plenty of quirky and noteworthy independents coming. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to give one of these titles a try! BIG NEW RELEASES!

AFTER EVER HAPPY: This is the fourth film based on a series of “After” romance novels by author Anna Todd. After a revelation at the end of the previous film sends the young male lead into a dark and depressed state in London, his girlfriend decides to return to Seattle and focus on improving her own life. As the two try to work on themselves, fate brings them together once again. In general, these titles haven’t been well received, but this effort has the same notorious reputation as the third movie in the franchise. It garnered nothing but negative press. All reviewers state that the characters seem stuck in a loop, experiencing the same relationship issues over and over again. They called the movie repetitive, corny and extremely dull. It stars Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Arielle Kebbel, Chance Perdomo, Rob Estes and Mira Sorvino. AMONG THE LIVING: Looking for a low-budget, independent zombie film? This British title follows a young man and his sister trying to survive after COMMUNITY

blood-thirsty, virus-infected humans have overrun the planet. Searching for their father, the two protagonists travel the backroads where they meet an older man who provides them shelter. Unfortunately, he isn’t as friendly as he initially appears, putting their lives at further risk and forcing them to escape his home. There aren’t many reviews available for this extremely low-budget title. A few have popped up online suggesting that the technical specs are good but that there isn’t much of a story. They note that the pacing really drags as a result. Dean Michael Gregory, George Newton and Melissa Worsey headline the feature. AQUA TEAM FOREVER: PHANTASM: It has been a little more than 20 years since the animated TV-series “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” first aired on the Cartoon Network. Over that period, a 2007 film also played in theaters. The latest feature-length follow-up tells us that the heroic anthropomorphic fast-food heroes have experienced a falling out and have separated. When a tech mogul and his mega-corporation “Amazin” threatens the world, the team reunites to save everyone. This title was made for and is debuting on disc and so it is difficult to find any write-ups at present. One or two have appeared and have been positive. These notices comment that the movie will please fans of the series and that it delivers plenty of absurdist humor. The voice cast includes Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Paul Walter Hauser, Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Smigel. DEVIL’S WORKSHOP: An actor trying to land a role in a horror movie made in the style of “The Exorcist” gets an important callback after impressing producers. In order to secure the part, the performer puts out an

ad asking if any demonologists would allow him to accompany them so that he can learn the ropes. A woman answers his message and invites the protagonist to join her and help with a ritual. As you might have guessed, he gets in over his head. Reaction was split on this independent genre picture. Half wrote that it started well but had difficulty juggling horror and humor elements, losing them in the process. Just as many admired the work of the cast and found the tale unusual and satisfying enough to earn a recommendation. It features Radha Mitchell, Timothy Granaderos, Emile Hirsch and Sarah Coffey. DIG: A dad with impulse control issues attempts to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter by taking up renovation work in the country. Unfortunately, it soon appears that the protagonist isn’t the greatest judge of character either. After dragging his offspring along to the house, they discover that the owners are murderers. Trapped onsite, the pair are forced to work together to survive the ordeal. The press largely panned this suspense picture. One or two liked the cast, were impressed by the film’s score and thought it worked to provide viewers with a thrill or two. Unfortunately, the majority commented that the screenplay was full of plot holes and illogical elements. These critics called the end result poorly executed and unexciting. The cast includes Thomas Jane, Liana Liberato, Harlow Jane and Emile Hirsch. THE ENFORCER: A toughguy mob enforcer working for femme fatale boss who runs a cybersex trafficking operation

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BLU-RAY/DVD | FROM PAGE 23 meets a befriends a 15-year-old runaway. She reminds him of his daughter and he gives her some cash to help her. After learning that she has been kidnapped by his own organization, he decides to help the youngster escape. As a result, he is forced to square off with everyone in his crime family. This action picture earned split notices, with slightly more negative reviews than positive ones. Those who liked the movie said the lead performances were above average, which kept them following the story. However, slightly more complained that everything was formulaic and that it didn’t offer anything viewers wouldn’t have already seen done better in dozens of other titles. It stars Antonio Banderas, Kate Bosworth, Mojean Aria, Alexis Ren and Zolee Grigg. I LOVE MY DAD: Inspired by a bizarre true story, this comedy follows an estranged father and his adult son. Frustrated with his dad’s i nt e r fe r e nc e in his life, he decides to block his pop from all social media accounts. Fearful that he may have lost his boy for good, the father creates an online profile (posing as an attractive woman) and lies to maintain their relationship. Things get very, very awkward when his son falls in love with the fake persona and wants to meet. Overall, the consensus on the film was very upbeat. About one-quarter of reviewers found the concept too icky and gross to enjoy. Everyone else called the movie cringe-inducing and hilarious in all the right ways, saying it had great performances and that the story took plenty of enjoyably unpredictable turns.

The cast includes Patton Oswalt, James Morosini (who was also the writer and director), Claudia Sulewski, Lil Rel Howery and Amy Landecker. THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME: Based on the famous short story by Richard Connell, this thriller involves a father and son who are shipwrecked on an island. As it turns out, a sinister millionaire lives there who leads an elite group of hunters targeting human prey. The stranded heroes try to evade death and use their brains to fight back against their heavily armed pursuers. This tale has been told many times before (it was first adapted in 1932 and later in movies like “A Game of Death,” “Hard Target,” “Surviving the Game” and “The Hunt”). At present, this version hasn’t impressed critics. Those who have seen it write that the writing is clunky, the action isn’t particularly exciting and that the final result is unmemorable. It features Chris ‘C.T.’ Tamburello, Casper Van Dien, Bruce Dern, Tom Berenger and Judd Nelson. THE POWER OF THE DOG: Readers of this column will already be aware that many Netflix films have slowly been arriving on disc (often through Criterion). The latest film to premiere on the format is this western from the end of 2021 that was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won an Oscar for Best Director. The plot involves a rancher who inspires fear from those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, the nasty figure soon torments the pair. However, as time passes the relationship changes in unexpected ways. As the award nominations

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suggest, the film earned raves. A handful wrote that it was mean-spirited and cruel, but all others regarded it as a brilliant meditation on toxic masculinity with a sting at the end of the story. They also praised the exceptional performances. Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee headline the movie. It is available as a 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray set or as a standalone Blu-ray. BL ASTS FROM THE PAST! If you’re looking for something a little older, you have plenty of options as well. Arrow Video is presenting a Blu-ray of “Audrey Rose” (1977), a genre picture about a couple who are visited by a strange man who claims that their daughter is the reincarnation of his deceased child. The movie is from famed director Robert Wise (“The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “West Side Story,” “The Haunting” “The Sound of Music”) and it stars Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason. Technical specs include a new 2K restoration of the movie from a 4K scan, as well as a film critic commentary, an interview with a magician about reincarnation, a featurette on the locations used in the film, a visual essay on the movie’s themes, an archived discussion with the screenwriter and C-star Marsha Mason, a look at the musical score and tons of publicity materials. Kino is delivering the comedy “Bedtime for Bonzo” (1951) starring Ronald Reagan (before he became the President in the 1980s) as a professor trying to use a chimp for an experiment that will impress the father of the

woman who he wants to marry. The movie has never been particularly well-received but does serve as a curious novelt y, especially given what eventually happened to the lead actor. You’ll get a 2K restoration of the movie along with a film expert commentary and trailer.

past bonuses are also included in this release.

The John Travolta disco-drama “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) is celebrating its 45-year anniversary with a 4K Ultra HD, regular Blu-ray and Director’s Cut Blu-ray of the film courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Naturally, the image and sound quality will be greatly improved for this release. One expects that this edition will also include all of the previously-released extras. Additionally, the Bob Hope/ Lucille Ball western/comedy “Fancy Pants” (1950) is getting the Blu-ray treatment. It was remastered in HD by Paramount Pictures from a 4K scan of the original elements and also comes with a trailer.

ON THE TUBE! And here are some of the week’s TV-themed releases. “American Rust” Season 4 (Showtime) Blu-ray “The Brokenwood Mysteries” Series 8 (Acorn) Blu-ray or DVD “A Discovery of Witches” Season 3 (RLJ Entertainment) Blu-ray “Eight Gifts of Hanukkah” (Hallmark) DVD “Frasier” The Complete Series (Paramount) Blu-ray “Good Grief” Seasons 1 & 2 (Sundance Now) DVD “Hallmark Countdown to Christmas 9-Movie Collection - Check Inn to Christmas / Christmas Comes Twice / Christmas Land / 12 Gifts of Christmas / Christmas in Love / With Love, Christmas / Window Wonderland / Looks Like Christmas / Christmas List” (Hallmark) DVD “The La st K ids on Earth - Book One” (NCircle Entertainment) DVD “Ma ster piece Myster y: Miss Scarlet & the Duke” The Complete Second Season (PBS) DVD “Sta n Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten - How the Super K’s Save Christmas” (NCircle Entertainment) DVD “Yellowstone: The Dutton Legacy Collection” (5 Seasons) (Paramount) Blu-ray “Young Rock” Season 2 (Universal) Blu-ray V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

And finally, Warner Bros. is releasing an 80th Anniversary Edition of the cla ssic “Casablanca” (1942) in 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray. The movie is the pride and joy of the studio and now you can own it with the best possible picture and sound quality. The new image was restored and remastered from a 2022 4K 16 bit film scan of the best-surviving nitrate film elements, along with the original mono soundtrack. All

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are a few releases that may entertain children. “The La st K ids on Earth - Book One” (NCircle Entertainment) DVD “Sta n Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten - How the Super K’s Save Christmas” (NCircle Entertainment) DVD

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Lincoln Elementary’s flag retirement ceremony Lincoln Elementary students interact with members of Gallup Veterans Helping Veterans Nov. 9 during a flag burning ceremony. Photo Credit: Courtsey of GMCS

Members of Gallup Veterans Helping Veterans. From left, (not pictured, Mike Withstanley), Paul Talamante, Don Mitchell, Leo Torrez, Randal Henry, Betty Mestas, and (not pictured, Donald Kline). Photo Credit: Courtesy of GMCS

A group of veterans are saluted by a Lincoln Elementary student during a flag burning ceremony at the school Nov. 9. Veterans from left, Don Mitchell, Randal Henry, and Donald Vine. Photo Credit: Courtesy of GMCS

MOVIE REVIEW | FROM PAGE 21 notch and the movie does display examples of racism prevalent in many aspects of life, there is something about the restrained and quiet approach COMMUNITY

that does result in the film coming up short. Certain story aspects are predictable and while the fi nal conversations between Paul and other characters seem authentic, there isn’t much emotional weight to them. And, since the young

lead can’t do much to change his situation or make an overt and grandiose personal statement, the close doesn’t overwhelm or make a stirring impression. In the end, this is a fine drama that ticks most of the

boxes and possesses some elements that feel more authentic than other fi lms of its ilk. It just won’t leave viewers bowled over or moved in the way that one might hope for. The movie does its job efficiently and perhaps it is simply a result of

the downcast approach, but “Armageddon Time” doesn’t make the big impact required to leave a lasting impression for end-of-the-year and award accolades. V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM

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Guess what is coming to a bank near you ‘Layin’ it on the line’ By Lawrence Castillo Guest Columnist

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hat appears foreign will become commonplace, and you might as well prepare for it. Cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance are all the rage right now, and you’ve probably heard of things like Bitcoin or Ethereum. However, the real story lies in the mechanism that drives these new technologies and forever changes the digital landscape. This is where blockchain enters the picture, the novel technology that enables things like cryptocurrency to exist in the way they do. What is a blockchain, and what is with all the hype? Blockchain is a digital database used to catalog all kinds of information (e.g., money, goods, properties, and services). The power behind these databases lies in their ability

to create blocks of data which are then chained together with timestamps attached for easier tracking purposes. This makes an unbreakable audit trail documenting every action taken on the platform - from transfer payments between users to how many calories were burned during your morning run! Digital databases are powered by a computer network that is either part of a centralized or decentralized network. Bitcoin, for example, uses blockchain to record peerto-peer transactions through a distributed database. This distributed database exists between the computers of all users of the cryptocurrency. The idea is that having t he dat aba se d ist r ibuted amongst all the users allows for greater transparency and enhanced security. It enables users to access, audit, trace, and verify digital assets without working through an intermediary. By cutting down on

intermediaries, blockchain cryptocurrencies put the power to control data back into consumers’ hands. Why are cryptocurrencies more secure? The adage “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” sums it up. Like banks and universities, many institutions with valuable and personal consumer information operate using a central database. This information is stored within a centralized computer network housed in one location. All that data is controlled by one entity and is more vulnerable to hacks because it would require only a single point of failure to gain access. For a potential attacker to compromise a distributed database like Bitcoin, they would have to gain control of at least 50% of the computers within that network. Even then, the other 50% can fact-check and sniff out discrepancies, making it very unlikely that a hack

would ever occur. Why is this important when it comes to managing digital assets? No third-party involvement. Transactions of authenticated digital assets made via blockchain are typically available in 10 minutes, versus a traditional bank transaction that may take 24 hours or more to complete, not including weekends and holidays Blockcha in tech nolog y guarantees the data’s integrity through cryptography and a distributed database. Why is this important to us now? This is the evolution of our data future, and the future of all banks is being reshaped by new technology. Protecting and maintaining control of data is more critical now than ever. In the past few years, major companies like Facebook, L i n ked I n, a nd Morga n Stanley have been impacted by massive data breaches affecting millions of users. Blockchain technology is making waves in the digital world by providing much-needed security measures and by giving them the power to control data back to consumers. Digital? Yes, your bank is now 100% digital; it is now our

Lawrence Castillo future. Be informed. 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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Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ combines old-school lyrics, poetry, to go deep ‘Grammar Guy’ By Curtis Honeycutt Guest Columnist

I f you’re u nw i l l i n g t o hear four-letter words, then this isn’t the album for you; however, if you want to hear an exploration of “would’ve,”

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f there is one thing I love more than grammar, it’s The Beatles. In April 1964, the Fab Four held all five songs in the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This record held until Drake occupied nine out of the top ten songs in 2021 when his album “Certified Lover Boy” dominated streaming services. Now with Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” and “Midnights ( 3 a m E d i t i o n)” a l b u m s , she’s accomplished a first in music history — her hits occupy a ll of the top ten songs on Billboard’s list. The only caveat I’ll bring to this accomplishment is that The Beatles didn’t have the same s t r e a m i n g o pp or t u n it ie s available to them back in the days of Beatlemania. When I encounter a challenge to The Beatles’ chart dominance, I have to check it out. And when I began listening to Swift’s “Midnights,” I was struck by her lyrics. S u r e , s he u s e s t e r m s such as “ghosting” and her fair share of profanity, but I want to suggest that Swift’s “Midnights” achieves poetry whose lyrical evolution has broug ht back les ser-u sed words a nd i ntr icately weaves them into her modern experience. Take the album’s opening track “Lavender Haze.” Not only does the title evoke parallels to Jimi Hendrix’s “Pur ple Haze,” but Swift’s use of the word “melancholia” OPINIONS

“could’ve” and “should’ve” (a nd who doe sn’t?), t hen check out Sw i f t’s excep tional lyrical exploration in “Midnights.”

Curtis Honeycutt is an award-winning syndicated humor columnist and author. Connect with him at curtishoneycutt.com.

Curtis Honeycutt evokes a deeper emot ion than a word as common as “depression.” In “Snow on the Beach,” Sw i f t br e a k s out “ u nbe knownst” and “‘til” in a song that describes the strange ex p er ie nce of f a l l i n g i n love. Incor porati ng these lesser-used words gives her songs a sense of weightiness and importance that I think hold up alongside the stylistic diversity of “Midnights.” While Swift continues to pen deeply personal songs, many directed at one man who h a s w ronged her i n some way, her star singer/ songwriter experience combines the loneliness of Elvis (who didn’t write most of his songs) with the pensiveness of Bob Dylan. All the while she enjoys the commercial success of The Beatles, who, like Swift, also fell victim to losing the rights to their music. I k now Gr a m m a r Guy doesn’t usually cover music, but I’m suggesting poetry and language from a bygone era contribute to Swift’s pensive pop music. Gallup Sun • Friday November 11, 2022 27


WEEKLY POLICE ACTIVITY REPORTS | FROM PAGE 8 shattering, so he believed Wilson had broken some of the car’s windows. B ow m a n s poke t o t he car dealership’s owner, and the two of them a ssessed the vehicles’ damages. Five vehicles had damaged roofs and windows. The business ow ner sa id it wou ld cost h i m about $10,0 0 0 t o f i x everything. Wilson was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30.

BACKPACK FULL OF VODKA Gallup, Oct. 28 A n i ntox icated ma n allegedly hit a nu r se at Gallup Indian Medical Center after she found two bottles of vodka in his bag. On Oct. 28, around 2 pm, Gallup Police Officer Lionel Desiderio was dispatched to the Gallup Indian Medical Center, 516 Nizhoni Blvd. when a man named Keith Joe attacked a health care worker. When Desderio arrived at the hospital he met with the

victim, who explained that she was helping Joe, 67, when she found two bottles of vodka in his backpack. Joe became allegedly became angry and punched the victim in the head. The victim said she was fine and did not need medical attention. She did note that Joe was extremely intoxicated and had come to the hospital to be treated. Joe was charged with battery on a health care worker. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 30. ST O PPED BY EMPLOYEES Gallup, Oct. 27 A man tried to steal two drills from Gallup Lumber &

Supply, but the store employees were able to stop him. On Oct. 27, around 5 pm, Gallup Police Officer Darius Johnson was dispatched to Gallup Lumber & Supply, 1724 S. Second St. when one of the employees called Metro Dispatch about a shoplifter. When he arrived at the scene, he found a group of people surrounding a man who was identified as Kenneth Luna. The group of people identified Luna, 41, as the shoplifter, and Johnson placed him the back of his patrol car.

A ma le employee told Johnson that Luna had walked out of the store with two drill sets, worth almost $783. The employee said Luna walked past the store’s registers without paying for the drills, and he started walking out the front door of the store when two cashiers pulled him back inside. According to the employees, they surrounded Luna and had him sit against a wall. They were able to get the drills back. Luna received a trespass notice that prevents him from coming back to the store. He was also charged with larceny. His preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 9.

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LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES Pursuant to New Mexico Self-Storage Lien Act, Section 48-11-7. The following personal properties will be sold or disposed of to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and other related charges. Shevana Thompson. PO Box 268 Prewitt, N.M. 87045, Misc household items, toys Helen Jake, PO Box 623, Crownpoint, N.M. 87313, Misc

household items, clothing, toys, exercise weights, generator Rhiannon Begay, PO Box 8 Smithlake, N.M. 87565, Toys, DVDS, clothing, baby items Hilda Whitegoat, PO Box 1018, Churchrock, N.M. 87311, Misc household items, construction materials, carpet padding, tires, mountain bikes

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 28 Sale will be held on November 19, 2022 at 10:00 am. Property may be viewed at 9:45 am on the day of sale. Cash only. Call 505-879-5143 to confirm the date of sale. Published: Gallup Sun November 4, 2022 November 11, 2022 *** Public Notice Public Notice is hereby given that Gallup Business Improvement District, Inc. will conduct its regular monthly Board of Directors Meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 3 PM. The agenda and log-in information will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting from francis@ gallupbid.com and on City of Gallup website. Publication: Gallup Sun November 11, 2022 ***

Interested parties may obtain a copy of the agenda, or specific agenda items, at the Gallup Housing Authority office. The meeting is open to the public except for items to be considered in the closed session. Documents are available in various accessible formats and interested parties may also participate by phone. If you are an individual with a disability who needs a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or accessible format to participate in the meeting, please contact GHA at (505) 722-4388, at least (1) week before the meeting, or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Gallup Housing Authority Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By:/S/ Alfred Abeita, Chairman of the Board Publication: Gallup Sun November 11, 2022 ***

LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Gallup Housing Authority (GHA) will conduct its monthly Board of Commissioners meeting on Friday, November 18, 2022, at 9:00 am MST. GHA will conduct the meeting at the main office, located at 203 Debra Dr. Gallup, New Mexico 87301.

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 29 bids for the following: WORK UNIFORMS, MULTITERM CONTRACT As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Division, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at frodriguez@gallupnm.gov. Copies are available for viewing or can be downloaded from: https://app.negometrix.com/ buyer/3226 Electronically submitted bid proposals shall be received via electronic bidding platform until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on or before November 29, 2022 where bid proposals will be received and recorded by the City of Gallup Purchasing Department via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means.

The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/RFP software system powered by Mercell. All solicitations will be released electronically through Mercell and responses from proponents must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Mercell, prospective proponents will be provided with all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Mercell is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a bid proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Mercell. Register your company at Negometrix.com. Only ELECTRONICIALLY SUBMITTED PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept bid proposals submitted AFTER due date and time. Dated this 8th day of November 2022 By: /S/ Louie Bonaguidi, Mayor

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all information regarding a bid including addendums and changes to the project requirements. Mercell is a completely free service for all respondents. Prior to submitting a bid proposal, respondents are required to set up their free account with Mercell. Register your company at Negometrix. com. Only ELECTRONICIALLY SUBMITTED PROPOSALS will now be accepted; system will not accept bid proposals submitted AFTER due date and time.

Electronically submitted bid proposals shall be received via electronic bidding platform until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on or before December 8, 2022 where bid proposals will be received and recorded by the City of Gallup Purchasing Department via virtual conference/video calls or through other virtual means. The City of Gallup has transitioned to a new e-Bid/RFP software system powered by Mercell. All solicitations will be released electronically through Mercell and responses from proponents must be submitted electronically through this online platform. By using Mercell, prospective proponents will be provided with

Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, November 11, 2022 *** MCKINLEY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, RESTATING, AND/OR CONTINUING THE EXISTING COUNTY LOCAL OPTION GROSS RECIEPTS TAXES, AND IMPOSING INCREAMENTS OF GROSS RECIEPTS TAXES AS RECIENTLY AUTHORIZED BY THE STATE LEGISLATURE McKinley County, New Mexico (the “County”) hereby gives notice that they intend to hold public hearing(s) concerning and will consider for adoption an ordinance or ordinances (the “Ordinance”) to Amend, Restate, and/or Continue the existing County Local Option Gross Receipts Taxes, and to Impose Increments of Gross Receipts Taxes recently authorized by the state legislature. The title (subject to amendment or substitution) and subject matter of the Ordinance(s)

are similar to the following: MCKINLEY, NEW MEXICO BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE NO. 2022-NOV003 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, RESTATING, AND/OR CONTINUING THE EXISTING COUNTY LOCAL OPTION GROSS RECIEPTS TAXES, AND IMPOSING NEW INCREAMENTS OF GROSS RECIEPTS TAXES AS ALLOWED BY LAW A general summary of the Ordinance is contained in its title. Complete copies of the proposed Ordinance once drafted will be on file and available for public inspection during the normal and regular business of the County Clerk, whose office office is located at 207 West Hill Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the McKinley County Manager at 207 West Hill Ave., Gallup, New Mexico at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. This notice constitutes compliance with NMSA 1978, Section 4-37-7 (1981). Dated this ___ day of _______, 2022. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MCKINLEY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Billy Moore Billy Moore, Chair Published: Gallup Sun November 11, 2022 CALENDAR


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Community Calendar Nov. 11 - Nov. 17, 2022 FRIDAY, NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY

OFPL will be closed for Labor Day.

NO SCHOOL FOR GMCS CREATIVE CORNER WATERCOLOR FANTASY BOOKMARKS

3 pm @ OFPL’s Facebook page. Escape into your imagination by creating your own watercolor bookmark.Email jwhitman@ gallupnm.gov 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! Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

GET UP AND GAME

1 pm - 5 pm @ the Children’s Library (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Every Friday, come to the children’s library to unwind from a busy week! Email pneilson@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, NOV. 12 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 13

12TH ANNUAL FOUR CORNERS INVITATIONAL YOUTH FOOTBALL

All Day @ Tom Saucedo Memorial Park (631 N. Sixth St.). Teams come from across the four corners region to compete in the region’s premier youth football event. SATURDAY, NOV. 12

ARTSCRAWL

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

ARTIST SHOWCASE: DANA ALDIS CALENDAR

@ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Last day to see Dana Aldis’s showcase.

OFF THE SHELF BOOK SALE

7 pm - 9 pm (during Arts Crawl). Join OFPL for an off the shelf book sale, giant games, and hot drinks to keep you cozy at ArtsCrawl! Email tmoe@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

‘INSPIRATION’ SHOW OPENING

7 pm - 9 pm (during Arts Crawl) @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). “Inspiration” by Arnulfo Peña.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN VISITS GALLUP

Take a stroll along Coal Avenue from First Street to Third Street and check out window paintings of Frosty the Snowman gamboling about Gallup.

RELAY FOR LIFE GAME NIGHT

2 pm @ the Northside Denny’s (863 N. U.S. Hwy. 491). $15 per person. RSVP to Pam (505) 870-6205 or Ashley (505) 862-2974. Limited to 26 people!

KIDZ CINEMA

2 pm every Saturday @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec. Ave.) for weekly family oriented film screenings. This week’s movie is “Chicken Run” (2000). Email bmartin@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

GALLUP 9TH ST. FLEA MARKET

9 am - 5 pm @ 340 9th Street. The Gallup 9th Street Flea Market is one of the largest Native American markets in the United States. MONDAY, NOV. 14

GMCS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

1 pm-2 pm @ SSC 640 Boardman Dr.

EUREKA!

4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). This week be inspired by the work of tech entrepre-

neur and ice cream maker Robyn Fisher and then make ice cream. Email pneilson@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. TUESDAY, NOV. 15

CHESS CLUB

4:30 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Join the chess club at OFPL! Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16

BIG LIBRARY READ

OFPL members of all ages can experience the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, with a Newbery Award-winning young adult novel. Nov. 16 is the last day to join. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

NAVAJO LANGUAGE BASICS

3:30 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Join Dr. Joe Kee and Dr. Carolene Whitman for this special presentation to honor Native American Heritage Month as they go over the basics of the Navajo language. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

TEEN PAINT NIGHT

5 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). OFPL is inviting youth artists to submit artwork to display at the youth library using the theme: Spectacular Munster Mash. Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

HOUR OF CODE

4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) for an interactive, hands-on tech program for tweens & teens.

MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL

4 pm every Wednesday @ OFPL’s main library (115

W. Hill Ave.). This week’s film is “Catch the Fair One” (2021) to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.

FAMILY STORYTIME

11 @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). This week, the theme is “the colors of us.” Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. THURSDAY, NOV. 17

LAB MEETING

5 pm via Zoom. The public is invited to join the Library Advisory monthly meeting. Email tmoe@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

NOVEMBER FILMS: CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICANS

4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This week’s movie is “Legends From the Sky.” For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

9 am - 12 pm. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program makes funding available to assist households that are unable to pay rent or utilities. 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.). This week they will be making a super cute turkey for the Thanksgiving Holiday! For more information email: bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291.

techniques of rug weaving in traditional Diné style, including warping, carding and spinning. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, NOV. 19

SELF-CARE SATURDAY AT RIO WEST MALL

12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall near the food court (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Join OFPL and Rio West Mall for some crafts and self care! Email bmartin@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. ONGOING

BOOK DONATIONS

@ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Throughout November, Zollinger Library will be collecting donations of books for the community. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

COMMUNITY DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS ALTAR

OFPL invites the local community to add photos, messages, and symbolic items to the Altar “Ofrenda” during the month of November. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-8631291 for more information.

INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL: A PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE

The City of Gallup invites you to celebrate the centennial of Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial through images and objects, an exhibition curated by OFPL. Email tmoe@gallupnm.gov for more information.

SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, NOV. 18

NAVAJO RUG WEAVING

10 am - 2 pm @ OFPL’s Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the fundamentals and

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