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Git along, little doggies SPRING, SUMMER RODEO PLANS ARE SHAPING UP By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent

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fter successful pandemic rebounds last year, Gallup’s rodeos are gearing up to build on that success with events as big or even bigger this year. The Eighth Annual Best of the Best Rodeo will be back June 21 to 24. It’s a unique family event, an open rodeo for junior high and high school competitors. Last year’s event saw 400 contestants, most of them traveling with their families. “It does bring in some pretty fantastic contestants because our payouts are larger than other events,” organizer Walt Eddy said. Keeping that number steady is a challenge though. “Ever y year you lose a fourth of your kids,” Eddy ex pla i ned. “ There’s more seniors that come to something like this than freshmen.” Contestants compete in nine timed events, including barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling, plus goat-tying and breakaway roping events for girls. A highlight of the rodeo

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Rider and horse caught in mid-air during “Best of the Best” competition Aug. 9, 2022. File Photo is two generational roping events, in which the teen competitors may partner with a parent in competition. Eddy also hosts open team roping events for adults in May, June and September, but those are smaller. Returning for its 101st year will be the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Rodeo, themed “A New Beginning.” The ceremonial will run Aug. 4 to 13 with the full schedule of dances, ar t shows, parades, performances and

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rodeo competition. The 100 th Ceremonial last year brought in 996 rodeo contestants for a week of roping and riding. “We’re excited not only as our community, but participants from around the country are knocking at the doors, they’re calling every day,” President of the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association Kyle Tom said. “We’re keeping things big. We went big last year and we’re just building upon it.” Tom said some sponsors

are already pledging money. Despite an alleged drunken joyride that terrorized last year’s opening parade, Tom said the Ceremonial went well and drew great crowds, “In 2014, we saw 3,500 people through the gates. In 2022, we did a record 38,180 attendees,” he said, noting those figures don’t include the morning parade or opening night event. The association wants to keep the momentum going this year. “It’s on track. They’re calling about how they can get into the night performance and how they can get into the rodeo,” Tom said. “The buzz is already going.” FUNDRAISING DANCE It’s not just the livestock kicking up their heels. The association is hosting a fundraising dance Feb. 11 at Red Rock Park to raise money for this year’s event. Participants can dance to The Good Old Boys and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, raffles and a cash bar by Rocket Lounge. Tickets are $25 per person, available in advance from the association office at 285 S. Boardman Ave. Suite A, or at the door. Fans will remember the band playing before the Old

School Day at last year’s rodeo. “What we’re looking to do is capture the fun and excitement of our opening night wine gala, where people dance. It’s a social event where people come to hang out and catch up,” Tom said. AN ECONOMIC KICK Rodeo season isn’t just a part of Gallup’s annual fun calendar, it’s also a big economic driver. The events bring contestants and audiences from far and wide, who then go home and serve as ambassadors for future years. Most of the visitors for Best of the Best are contestants, parents and grandparents who stay at the Red Rock campground, but they have plenty of time to spend in town. “You see a lot of cowboy hats walking around town that week,” Eddy said. “We have two performances a day: One in the morning that finishes around 11 am and another in the evening, so they have from noon to 5 pm to go downtown.” Rodeo attendance is free, so there’s no official crowd count for Best of the Best.

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TEACHER OF THE MONTH JFK band instructor honored

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BLUE DANGER MCSO Deputy hospitalized after interaction with fentanyl

TOWN RIVALRY Who won the Patriots v. Bengals matchup?

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FIRST KIDS CRAFTER-NOON

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Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). To celebrate National Bubble Gum Day, the library will hold a challenge to see who can blow the biggest bubble gum bubble. Prizes will be awarded. For details or questions, please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

2 pm in-person at the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. OFPL’s book club book for January is Shutter by Ramona Emerson. The author will be present at this meeting. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

CREATIVE CORNER - ORIGAMI 101

FAMILY STORY TIME WITH AUTHOR CAMERON BOURG

4 pm @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, FEB. 4

COMMUNITY “QUICK DRAW”

1 pm - 3 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123. W. Coal Ave.). Come get a taste of gallupARTS’s 5th Annual Artist Challenge and paint a 5” x 5” canvas in response to a surprise prompt to contribute to the “5-and-20 “group show.

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB

2 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Author Cameron Bourg will be reading from his books and offering literacy tips for the whole family! Email pneilson@ gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

A CULTURAL HISTORY OF JAZZ

5:30 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Zollinger Library will host Dr. Andrew McFeaters as he presents a history of jazz and the cultural significance it holds. Part of the Z-Talks series. For details or 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.). Create Kawaii art using acrylics. In this immersive workshop, learn about Kawaii, a Japanese-inspired art. Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. FRIDAY, FEB. 10

THIRD ANNUAL VALENTINE ART SWAP

Join OFPL and ART123 by decorating a canvas. Return your completed canvas by Feb. 10 to receive LOVE in the form of a new piece of art. Pieces will be redistributed on Valentine’s Day and you will receive original work from a fellow neighbor! Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

TECH BYTES

11 am @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Each month, Zollinger

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Studio123 gives kids, adults a chance to get creative with art classes By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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allup kids – and adults – will soon be getting another chance to ex-

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press themselves artistically as gallupARTS is opening its Studio123 at ART123 Gallery. Accor d i n g t o a pr e s s release published Jan. 17, Studio123 is an “artist-led, dynamic classroom and workshop space” and it’s meant for all ages. gallupARTS’s goal with the studio is to increase access to arts education for the Gallup community and provide “high quality ar ts learning and creative experiences for young and lifelong learners.” In an interview with the Sun, gallupARTS Executive Director Rose Eason explained that there’s not a lot of art programming for youth in Gallup, inside or outside of the traditional classroom. She also explained why art is so important for kids. “... [Art] is so essential for kids to build their identieis and their self esteem, and it gives them a creative outlet that helps with everything from their mental health and well being to their confidence and all of that,” Eason said. gallupARTS has three programs planned for Studio123 as of right now. Kids’ Crafter-noons will be held every Friday from 1 pm to 3 pm starting Feb. 3. Kids 8 years old and older can choose from projects engineered by local artist Sheila Nez. They can complete as many as they want within a single session, or choose to work on one project over multiple sessions. The drop-in rate is $5 a person. Weekend Workshops will be held on the last Saturday of every month. These workshops are designed for adults and taught by local artists.

T he f i r st one on Feb. 25 will focus on classic calligraphy. The final prog r a m t h a t gallupARTS ha s pla n ned for the immediate future is a spring break art camp. The event w i l l be held March 13 through March 18 starting at 9 am and ending at 3 pm each day. According to t he press relea se, the spr ing ca mp will “give kids the opportunity to explore different med ia , create a meaningful, persona l project, be immersed in Gallup’s art history and scene, and meet local artists.” Ea son sa id she hopes a l l three programs, but especially the Cra f tergallupARTS Executive Director Rose Eason. File Photo noons, inspires kids and the community as a The Studio123 program is whole to be more creative. supported in part by an award “We’re hoping we build a from New Mexico Arts, a division community of kids who are of the Department of Cultural all coming in and hanging Affairs, and by the National out and making art together,” Endowment for the Arts. It is also E a s o n s a i d . “ We w a n t made possible by the generosity [Studio123] to become a safe of “Kids Need Art” donors. place, a welcoming, inclusive, For more information kid-friendly, kid-empowering about Studio123 visit galspace.” luparts.org. GALLUP FUN!


JFK band teacher shares new music with students MEET CAMILLE’S TEACHER OF THE MONTH: BEN CROSS By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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ach month, Camille’s Sidewalk Café recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized. This month’s honor went to Ben Cross, a band teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School. Cross is originally from Amarillo, Texas. He graduated

A&E CALENDAR | FROM PAGE 5 Library will give short tech workshops on skills to help with classes and tasks at home. This month’s topic is “Getting Started with Microsoft Word.” For questions or more information, call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu. SATURDAY, FEB. 11

SHOW OPENING OF “5-AND-20 “

4 pm - 6 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Be the first to see the 420 5” x 5” artworks completed by 21 local artists in five weeks as part of the 5th Annual Artist Challenge.

HEART-Y CRAFTS

12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Get festive for Valentine’s Day and celebrate National Heart Month by making some crafts. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. MONDAY, FEB. 13

VALENTINE’S DAY TRIVIA

5 pm @ UNM-Gallup’s Zollinger Library ((705 Gurley Ave.). Get your trivia on, and win prizes. For questions, please call 505863-7531 or email markos@ unm.edu. GALLUP FUN!

from Amarillo College and West Texas A&M with degrees in music and music education. This is his second year teaching music. Cross said he wanted to move to New Mexico after he presented at the 2020 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque. He and a couple of the other panelists talked about moving to New Mexico, and he was the first do it. He decided to move to Gallup to get away from the “hustle and bustle” of Albuquerque.

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When asked why he wanted to become a music teacher, Cross said music had always been a part of his life. “I grew up with music. Texas has a very high importance that they put on music,” Cross explained. “I’ve always been involved in music.” Cross said his favorite part about teaching music is the moment when a student gets a new piece of music. “They are reading something they’ve never read before, and they’re getting it. It’s special,” he said. Cross is still fairly new to teaching himself, but he shared some advice for new teachers. “I think to new teachers I

would just say it’s going to take an adjustment,” Cross said. “The things that they teach you at university are not necessarily the best pieces of advice. You have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and just do your best.” Cross was presented with the award Jan. 26. He said he was very surprised he was recognized. “It’s a very nice honor to know that my students think so highly of me,” Cross said. Interested in nominating your favorite teacher for Teacher of the Month? Contact Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe at (505)722-5017 or stop by 306 S. Second St. in Gallup.

Ben Cross is a band teacher at John F. Kennedy Middle School. Photo Credit: Bryanny Rich

5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Join Zollinger Library for their monthly gathering of trainers. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu. FRIDAY, FEB. 17

CREATIVE CORNER - WATERCOLOR AND COLORED PENCIL ART

4 pm @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Create art using watercolor paints and colored pencils. Inspired by Joy Ting’s CreativeBug course! Email jwhitman@gallupnm. gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. SATURDAY, FEB. 18

“MASTER CLASS” ARTIST WORKSHOP: WRITING FOR ARTISTS

1 pm - 4 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123. W. Coal Ave.). All artists are invited to a free professional development workshop. Get help with writing your artist statement, bios, resume and more from artist and IAIA instructor Brian Fleetwood. For more information and to register visit www.516arts.org/ events. Gallup Sun • Friday February 3, 2023 7


‘Maybe I Do’ doesn’t take full advantage of its unique elements or talented cast By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING:  OUT OF  RUNNING TIME: 96 MINUTES T h is feat u re f rom Vertical Entertainment is now in theaters. Everyone is familiar with romantic-comedies and their numerous tropes. The new fi lm Maybe I Do attempts to add some wrinkles to the formula by making the parents of a troubled young couple the centerpiece of the story.

Unfortunately, it is an unexpectedly muted affair that doesn’t take full advantage of its unique elements. The impressive cast is wasted and it comes across as contrived. In fact, it feels like a stilted stage play, even though it was written directly for the screen. Michelle (Emma Roberts) is a young woman growing tired of her boyfriend Allen’s (Luke Bracey) attempts to avoid the topic of marriage. A f ter a n i ncident at a friend’s wedding, Michelle delivers a n ultimatu m to her man. She tells him that the relationship is over if he doesn’t propose. The two then go their separate ways for the

Susan Sarandon plays the mother of Luke Bracey’s character in ‘Maybe I Do,’ where Bracey and Emma Roberts play two young people who are debating whether or not they should get married. Meanwhile, their parents are dealing with their own complicated relationships. Photo Credit: Vertical Entertainment rest of the evening. Michelle seeks counsel from her parents Howard (Richard Gere) and Grace (Diane Keaton), while Allen discusses the prospect of marriage with his bickering guardians, Monica (Susan Sarandon) and Sam (William H. Macy). Realizing that they have never introduced their Opening at El Morro February 3rd

families, Michelle and Allen set up a dinner party before making a fi nal decision. Little do the two know that their elders are already involved with each other. T h i s s y nop si s s ou nd s intriguing and promises a lot of confl ict and humor, but the picture sets itself up in an awkward manner. After the blow-up between the young lovers, we see lengthy separate secret interactions between Howard and Monica in a hotel room, as well as an evening with Grace and Sam. There a re some a musing comments and concerns brought up by all the individuals, but the scenes don’t play as dynamically as they should. Everyone discusses the potential danger their dalliances might cause with their partners, but we don’t feel

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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for February 3, 2023 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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ello and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another extremely busy edition with tons of titles in just about every genre imaginable. 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! ANGRY NEIGHBORS: A retired writer living in a quiet community in the Hamptons becomes enraged when a multimillionaire buys the property next door and begins building an ostentatious mansion. The scribe declares war on the new

ow ner a nd does everything he can t o pr e ve nt the lav ish project from being completed. Oh, a nd du r i ng his mission, the man’s pet dog begins speaking to him and attempting to offer some counseling. This picture received a very limited release last month and is now arriving as a DVD-only title. There don’t appear to be any reviews available at present for the fi lm, which is not a great sign for the quality of the fi nished product. BONES AND ALL: This unusual feature from filmmaker

L u c a Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name, t he 2 018 Suspiria r em a ke) combines elements of drama, horror and romance. Set on the back roads of America, it follows a teen with a very unusual condition. After being forced to fend for herself, she befriends a young man with the same problem. They set out on a journey to fi nd estranged family members and learn more about themselves, fi nding danger at every turn. The overall response to this effort was positive. A small number of reviewers commented that the mix of

gore and romance didn’t sit well and that there weren’t any memorable revelations. Still, everyone else thought it was an interesting take on a passionate and all-consuming love affair between two youngsters. They stated that the shocks and drama all worked to keep things unpredictable. CRIMES OF THE FUTURE: The latest from director David Cronenberg (The Brood, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The F l y, D e a d Ringers, Naked Lunch, Crash, eXistenZ, A H i s t or y of Violence) is set in a disturbing future where humans have embraced synthetic augmentation and welcome procedures that transform their bodies. A celebrity decides to publicly document a series of operations that will metamorphosize himself into a new and strange lifeform. Cronenberg enjoys pushing buttons and shocking audiences and critics reacted favorably to his latest feature. About one-fifth of reviewers were disgusted by what they saw, thought it was derivative of his earlier efforts, and called it a slog. However, the consensus was that this was Cronenberg effectively using body-horror to provoke audiences and offer a bleak analysis on celebrity, art and other subjects. WHEN I CONSUME YOU: A New York-based, 20-something brother and sister who grow up depending solely on each other fi nd their lives taking a positive turn when new

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oppor tunities a r ise. But a strange (and perhaps even supernatural) figure appears a nd beg i ns stalking t h e m . Curiously, the pair seem to have an idea of exactly who is after them. They decide to take a stand and enact revenge against their pursuer. Critics generally enjoyed this independent genre fi lm. A small contingent didn’t think that the story was exciting and that events sputtered out during the fi nal act. However, the majority felt that the movie was well-acted and did a solid job of communicating how siblings attempt to deal with family trauma and personal demons. YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that young kids might enjoy. “Sesame Street: Elmo & Tango - Furry Friends Forever” (Shout!) DVD “The Smurfs” (2021): Season 1, Volume 3 (Nickelodeon) DVD “Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go – Musical Fun” (Ncircle) DVD ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. “Back st rom” Sea son 2 (Acorn) DVD “ T he Great” Sea son 1 (Paramount) Blu-ray “ T he Great” Sea son 2 (Paramount) Blu-ray “Maigret” Season 2 (Kino) Blu-ray “The Smurfs” (2021): Season 1, Volume 3 (Nickelodeon) DVD V ISIT: W W W. CINEMASTANCE.COM GALLUP FUN!


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Rep. Patty Lundstrom reacts to removal from House Appropriations, Finance Committee By Molly Ann Howell Sun Correspondent

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ep. Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup, was not expecting to be removed from her position as chairwoman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, but that’s exactly what happened on the first day of the new legislation session Jan. 17. In an interview with the Sun, Lundstrom confirmed t hat t he new Spea ker of the House Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, stripped her of her title during an evening floor session on committee assignments. Two weeks following the removal, Lundstrom said she is still shocked by the decision. “I think generally speaking I’m still incredibly disappointed because there’s so many things I could contribute

Rep. Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup to that committee,” she said. “[I’m] very disappointed, and as I watch some of the activities and the process it just seems to me that [there are] clearly some things I could have added to it.” She explained why being on the Appropriations and F i n a nce Com m it t ee wa s important to her. “I think what drives all

legislation in New Mexico is the budget,” Lundstrom said. “At the end of the day if there’s not money to implement ideas, then all they are is ideas. And that’s why it was so critical to be on the budget committee and actually chairing it because it was a representation of our area, of McKinley County and the whole northwest corner and all the Native Americans in that area ....” Despite the removal from Appropriations and Finance, Lundstrom is still on the House Transportation, Public Works,

and Capital Improvements Committee, and now she is also on the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee. The new committee she’s on will allow her to work on infrastructure and roads, all things that she said Gallup needs to see improvement on. She is still working with Public Private Partnerships, which gets private entities involved with things around the community, including infrastructure development. Roads are also something

she can focus on with her new committee. Lundstrom said working on building more lanes on I-40 is a top priority for her. “I think that would greatly help us [in McKinley County],” she said. “I mean there’s been people who have been stuck on I-40 for hours whenever there’s a problem.” Local issues present new opportunities for Lundstrom. She’s also planning on taking

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Walking the straight line LAW CHANGE WILL SEND SECOND, THIRD DWI OFFENSES TO MUNICIPAL COURT By Holly J. Wagner Sun Correspondent

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eople who get caught driving under the influence will soon have a new process to go through. By mid-February the Gallup Municipal Court hopes to have a new probation officer on staff to manage DWI cases, in part to stem a tide of dismissals in Magistrate Court. “There is a dismissal rate of about 75% taking place right now for DWIs in the Magistrate Court level. They don’t have the capacity to handle them,” Municipal Court Judge Janell

Griego told the city council when she asked for the new probation officer position in December. Griego explained how having DWIs go through Municipal Court would speed up the process. “Defendants have a right to a jury trial in Magistrate Court, which clogs up the system. They do not have that same right to a jury trial at Municipal Court, which is why we could push a DWI through the system a lot quicker,” Greigo said. Griego was unavailable for fu r ther com ment due

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to a statewide gag order on judges, but her assista nt, Erin Gutierrez, said the court received 15 applications and nine of the candidates passed the fi rst muster. The court is scheduling inter views and plans to have the position filled by mid-February. The new officer will do case management before trial and after convictions. “That is a compliance position, because once an individual is charged with a DWI they are released, but they have conditions of release,” Gallup’s Acting City Attorney Lynn Isaacson said. “There is a new

Municipal Court Judge Janell Griego position to monitor it, so if you get convicted, you are placed on conditions of probation for 364 days and you’re required to check in. That compliance officer will keep track of the work that is getting done and refer that back to the court if it is not being done.” Gallup Municipal Court has always had authority to hear fi rst offense simple DWI cases – non-felony cases without injuries or property damage – that take place within city limits. From 2014 to 2017, the court also heard second and third offenses. In 2017, the city changed the ordinance to shift second and third offenses to Magistrate Court. The city changed the prosecution ordinance back on Jan. 20, and authorized the new probation officer position in December in an effort to improve prosecutions. Law enforcement officers in the field have discretion to send DWI cases that happen within city limits to municipal or magistrate court, regardless of which agency makes

the arrest. The recent action extends that to second and third offenses. McKinley County Sheriff James Maiorano III said his department supports the move. “[Municipal court] moves faster than magistrate court,” he said. “If [Griego] was able to take fi rst, second and third offenses, there is a very good chance we may charge municipal,” Maiorano said. The council voted unanimously to make the change. Councilor Fran Palochak, Dist. 4, applauded Griego’s efforts. “She has the time to spend on these folks and I think she really wants to rehabilitate them so that they don’t move on to magistrate court for fourth, fi fth, sixth [or] seventh [offenses],” she said. “She wants to put her hand in there to remedy the situation and I commend that.” Isaacson agreed, noting that the long-range goal is to turn lives around so offenders don’t get caught in a bad cycle. “Griego has a relationship with everyone who comes through that court. It’s surprising, a defendant will come up to the podium and she’ll say, ‘You’re the one who works here,’ and ‘How are you doing with this program?’” Issacson said. “She thinks she can make a difference, and I think she can.” Based on last year, about 18 second- and third-offense DWIs a year happen within city limits, so the change should not overburden the municipal court, Isaacson said, and some cases will still be heard in magistrate court. PUBLIC SAFETY


MCSO deputy has “allergic reaction” to fentanyl, meth Staff Reports

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McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy had an allergic reaction to the drugs he found in a woman’s car. Deputy Shane Bennett was traveling southbound on US Highway 491 and approaching the intersection of US Highway 491 and Jefferson Avenue in Gallup on Jan. 13 when he noticed a small silver Kia passenger car almost side swipe a semi truck. The car was swerving all over the road. The driver, who was later identified as Starrissa Yazzie, approached the intersection and turned onto Jefferson

Avenue. That’s when Bennett turned on his siren and told Yazzie, 40, from Fort Defiance, Ariz., to pull over. Starrissa Yazzie Yazie pulled into the American Heritage Plaza parking lot at 840 U.S. Hwy. 491. According to Bennett’s report, the car’s rear end was damaged. When Bennett met with Yazzie, she told him that she was having car problems. Bennett asked for her license, registration, and insurance, and as Yazzie was looking for those documents he noticed a small plastic baggie with a

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was. Happy said the man ended up threatening her with the hammer and machete, and he s a id he would kill her a nd “k nock her out.” H a p p y said she gathered her Cynthia Happy things and left the house, but the man followed her outside. In his report Clark noted that Happy did not seem out of breath as if she had ran from the house and the man who was allegedly threatening her. Clark asked Happy to lead him back to the trailer, but she said she did not want to go back. Clark explained that what had reportedly happened

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fter calling the police about a man who she claimed was harassing her, a woman named Cynthia Happy ended up being the one arrested. On Jan. 13, around 7:30 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Nocona Clark was dispatched to the Fort Wingate trailer park to speak to Happy, 32. When he met Happy at the Running Bear store at the front of the trailer park, she told the deputy that a man had been chasing her with a hammer and a machete. According to the report, Happy said that she was staying with a friend, and they were working on the bathroom together when a man came in and asked her where his phone

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also didn’t appear to be out of breath. Clark concluded that it didn’t seem as if the man had been chasing Happy. He also didn’t believe the man could’ve beaten him back from the house if he’d chased Happy to the store. The man said Happy had been at the trailer and that she’d been drinking. He said she was talking to random items and not making sense. The man said he’d been working on the bathroom when he took a break to go into the kitchen and check his phone. However, his phone was not on the kitchen table where he had left it. According to the man, he found his phone in the living room, destroyed. Happy was allegedly sitting on the couch next to the coffee table where he found his phone. The man confronted Happy about the destroyed phone, and the two of them allegedly got

into an argument. Happy followed the man into the kitchen. The man noticed Happy had a knife in her hand, and tried to create space between them. He also grabbed his hammer when he began to worry that Happy was going to stab him. The man said he eventually put Happy’s things outside and that he did not follow her to the store. A f ter Cla rk wa s done talking with the man, he went back outside and asked Happy how much she’d had to drink. She said she had been drinking earlier, but she refused to take a breathalyzer. Clark did fi nd a knife on Happy. After finding the knife, Clark called District Attorney Bernadine Martin and she agreed with him that Happy needed to be arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was also charged with property damage (under $1,000). Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8.

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Patriots pick up the win Miyamura Patriot Lorenzo Diaz (12) grabs the rebound during the game against the Aztec Tigers. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Miyamura Patriot Blas Sausedo (32) looks for an open teammate as Aztec Tiger Jaden Sims (10) attempts to block him during the Jan. 27 game. The Patriots defeated the Tigers 73-59. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Miyamura Patriots Britt Mitchell (10) and Chandler Litson (20) attempt the rebound during the game against the Aztec Tigers. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Patriot Silas Hood (42) advances down the court as Tiger Quintin Secetaro (12) tries to stop him. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Lady Broncos beat the Lady Bengals

Lady Bengal Rylie Whitehair (34) looks for an open teammate during the game against the Kirtland Central Lady Broncos Jan. 28. The Lady Broncos defeated the Lady Bengals 5549. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Lady Bengal Adriell Thomas (33) races for a layup during the game against the Lady Broncos. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Lady Bengal Yanibah Begay (3) advances the ball down the court during the game against the Lady Broncos. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Lady Bengal Daliyah Morris (22) moves in for a layup during the game against the Lady Broncos Jan. 28 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Gallup Bengal Isaac Toehe (24) looks for an open teammate during the game against the Patriots Jan. 31 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Gallup Bengal Nathaniel Yazzie (25) scores a basket during the game against the Patriots. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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Patriot Britt Mitchell (10) races for a layup during the game against the Gallup Bengals Jan. 31. The Bengals defeated the Patriots 68-47. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

Miyamura Patriot Chris Chavez (24) drives the ball down the court as Bengal Nathaniel Yazzie (25) blocks him Jan. 31 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Kim Helfenbein

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n the Land of Enchantment, families should be able to enjoy our state’s natural beauty without worrying about whether worsening environmental conditions will harm their children’s health. Unfortunately, children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of climate change, which include extreme heat, poor air quality, drought, flooding, and wildfires. However, this legislative session, lawmakers have the opportunity to protect New Mexicans from these threats to public health by passing the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act, thereby ensuring

a healthier, brighter future for New Mexico children. The Act – HB 42 and SB 5, sponsored by Rep. Liz Thomson and Sen. Liz Stefanics – enables the state to take a proactive approach to worsening extreme weather events, instead of reacting to each climate event in isolation. If passed, the Act would create a Public Health and Climate Resiliency Program within the Department of Health to increase cooperation and capacity between agencies and to develop and implement response systems before extreme weather events take place. In addition, the Act would also establish a Public Health and Climate Resiliency Fund making

resources available to local and tribal communities to adapt to climate change and respond to public health emergencies. Passing the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act is especially important given the warming that makes extreme weather events more likely. For example, New Mexico has an average of 50 more days of extreme wildfire conditions now compared to the 1970s. The state also experienced an 18% increase in respiratory emergency room visits during the wildfire season compared to previous years. Unfortunately, these harmful weather events have a disproportionate impact on children’s

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health and well-being because children’s bodies and immune systems are still developing, making them more susceptible to environmental contaminants. Children also breathe in more air and drink more water for their body weight than adults, resulting in higher exposure levels that are compounded by the fact that children tend to spend more time outdoors. Furthermore, people who are exposed to environmental pollutants from a young age are more likely to develop health problems compared to people who are exposed in adulthood. Children are especially vulnerable to a wide range of environment-related health concerns, such as higher rates of asthma, ch ronic lung diseases, and heat-related deaths. Moreover, youth experience worse mental health outcomes and higher suicide risk after being impacted by

Divya Shiv, MPP, is a research and policy analyst at New Mexico Voices for Children. File Photo an extreme weather event, which is exacerbated by the overall anxiety and stress youth already feel regarding the increasing threat of climate change. Harm from climate change is not experienced equally, either. Low-income families and children of color, for example, already experience the harms of climate change disproportionately due to

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RODEO | FROM PAGE 4 The ceremonial rodeo is a big draw every year. Tom,

MOVIE REVIEW | FROM PAGE 8 any stress or tension. And, as Michelle and Allen fade into the background, viewers become less than invested in their issues. The second act includes Michelle and Allen having heartfelt and overly earnest discussions about marriage with their parents. It’s only in the fi nal third when the movie tries to deliver on its promise of an awkward, humorous dinner between adults who share a complicated history. But once again, the movie fails to capitalize on the concept. The performers bug their eyes out at each other, behave oddly and leave to have private discussions with their secret partners about how to proceed.

whose day job is announcing rodeos around the Southwest, credits the fact that it’s an open event. “I firmly believe our rodeo is

the biggest open rodeo – meaning we don’t have a governing or sanctioning body so we can make our own rules, our own format and it’s open to anybody

and everybody – in the states of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona,” Tom said. A n estimate draw n f rom t he st ate econom ic

development depar tment’s economic impact calculator showed the 100 th ceremonial generated $12 million of local economic activity.

It’s impossible to believe that any individual wouldn’t immediately take note and confront their spouse for behaving this bizarrely. It’s all so unconvincing that this reviewer was initially convinced the source material must have been clumsily adapted from the stage. While there never is much reason to care about Michelle or Allen, the rest of the cast are extraordinarily talented a nd ma nage to eke out a funny line or two from their predicament. Still, it all comes across as f lat and unimaginative. Perhaps taking a non-linear presentation would have worked more effectively. Or getting the entire group of characters together much earlier in the story and pushing them to hide their infidelities

or displaying more outrage at their spouses might have energized things. It would also have been fun to see an extended family member at the household and see their reaction to these secrets coming out. But sadly, this never occurs. The viewer is always more informed and a step ahead of the protagonists, minimizing any suspense or surprise during their interactions. It’s nice to see all these great actors share the screen together, and some individual observations on the institute of marriage are intriguing, but things wrap up in an overly genial and predictable manner. Maybe I Do is a missed opportunity to humorously display some of the difficulties of maintaining a marriage. The

movie lacks big laughs and doesn’t deliver enough surprises, nor does it even provide a warm and fuzzy romantic

feeling. In the end, it might be better to pass on this offer.

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as worse educational outcomes and economic and community instability. Fortunately, legislators can address these negative health outcomes and disparities by passing the Public Health and Climate Resiliency Act so the state can better adapt and respond to climate change. In a state as beautiful as

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looking to tackle, Lundstrom said she’s going to miss being involved in how things were funded in New Mexico. “I won’t have nearly as much influence on how things are funded,” she said. “But what little [capital outlay] I get I will certainly fan out to the folks who need help.” While she is looking forward, Lundstrom also wanted to take some time to comment on Martinez’s actions and how he handled the situation. She said she was only given

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a warning of the change 20 minutes before he made the announcement. “He wasn’t even going to give me the courtesy of talking to me ahead of time, and it was another legislator who encouraged him to do that. It’s just a terrible situation because there’s no respect for my seniority,” Lundstrom said. “In the old days seniority mattered because that meant experience matters. And I don’t think he cared about that or recognized that.”

Lundstrom said she has her suspicions about why she was removed from the committee. “I think I was let go from the position because my political philosophies are very different,” Lundstrom said. “I’m pretty conservative when it comes to how money is spent because it’s taxpayers’ money, it’s not my money, and I want to make sure we’re getting a good return on investment.” Lundstrom said that regardless of what committees she’s

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ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF McKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO CRISTINA VILLICANA, Plaintiff,

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Vs. DEPARTMENT Red Rock Park Community Services FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE January 29, 2023 January 30, 2023

No. D-1113-CV-2022-00461 JOAN ARTIAGA SANCHEZ and ANY UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN

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NW ¼ of SE ¼ of NE ¼ of Section Fifteen (15), Township Twelve North (T12N), Range Sixteen West (R16W), N.M.P.M., as shown on the Plat showing split lands of Joan Artiaga Sanchez being the Southeast One-Quarter of the Northeast One-Quarter of Section 15, Township 12 North, Range 16 West, filed in the office of the County clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico on June 27, 1994 in Plat Cabinet “D”, Folio 26.

You are hereby notified that unless you file a responsive pleading on or before March 13, 2023, with the above Court, the Judgment or other appropriate relief will be rendered against you by default.

The above described property is an 11 acre tract of land located in Ramah, McKinley County, New Mexico.

/s/ Douglas W. Fowles Douglas W. Fowles Rosebrough, Fowles & Foutz, P.C.

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As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained by downloading from the Gallup-McKinley County Schools eBidding platform website https://gmcs.bonfirehub.com/ ortal/?tab=openOpportunities Sealed proposals for such will be received until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on, February 28, 2023. FAX and HARDCOPY PROPOSALS will NOT be accepted. Offerors will not be able to upload proposals 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 proposals, waive any formalities or minor inconsistencies, and/or cancel this solicitation in its entirety. Dated the 3 rd Day of February 2023 By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 RFP ISSUE DATE: February 3, 2023 PUBLICATION DATE: February 3, 2023 (Gallup Sun) February 5, 2023 (Albuquerque Publishing) *** 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, February 16, 2023 at 3 PM. The agenda and log-in information will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting from fb.gallupbid@mailfence.com and on the City of Gallup web-

site. Published: Gallup Sun February 3, 2023 *** LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID Public Notice is hereby provided that the Gallup-McKinley County Schools is accepting competitive sealed bids for: SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS STUDENT AND TEACHER Price Agreement RFP-2023-28HC NIGP Commodity Code(s): 62020, 62060, 62080, 62090, 78502, 78530, 87532, 78573, and 78576 As more particularly set out in the ITB 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, February 28, 2023. FAX and HARDCOPY BIDS will NOT be accepted. Offerors will not be able to 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 the 3 rd Day of February 2023 By: /S/ Chris Mortensen, President Board of Education Gallup-McKinley County School District No. 1 ITB ISSUE DATE: February 3, 2023

PUBLICATION DATES: February 3, 2023 (Gallup Sun) February 4, 2023 (Albuquerque Journal) *** ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF McKINLEY STATE OF NEW MEXICO In the Matter of the Estate Of SAM SOO HOO, Deceased. NO. D-1113-PB-2023-00004 NOTICE TO CREDITORS JUDY SOO HOO, has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of SAM SOO HOO, deceased. All persons having claims against this estate are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Personal Representative at the offices of Mason & Isaacson, P.A., 104 East Aztec, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, attorneys for the Personal Representatives, or filed with the District Court of McKinley County, New Mexico. Dated: 1/31/2023 JUDY SOO HOO, Personal Representative MASON & ISAACSON, P.A. By James J. Mason Attorneys for Personal Representative 104 East Aztec Avenue Gallup, New Mexico 87301 (505) 722-4463 Published: Gallup Sun February 3, 2023 February 10, 2023 February 17, 2023

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Community Calendar Feb. 3 - Feb. 9, 2023 FRIDAY, FEB. 3

FIRST KIDS CRAFTER-NOON

1 pm - 3 pm @ Studio123 at ART123 Gallery ((123. W. Coal Ave.). Kids ages 8+ are invited to spend the afternoon coloring, cutting, collaging, constructing and crafting!

REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING

9 am @ 207 W. Hill Ave.

BIGGEST BUBBLE CHALLENGE

12 pm - 2 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). To celebrate National Bubble Gum Day, the library will hold a challenge to see who can blow the biggest bubble gum bubble. Prizes will be awarded. For details or questions, please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu.

CREATIVE CORNER - ORIGAMI 101

4 pm @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Learn the ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. 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 @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (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, FEB. 4

COMMUNITY “QUICK DRAW”

1 pm - 3 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123. W. Coal Ave.). Come get a taste of gallupARTS’s 5th Annual Artist Challenge and paint a 5” x 5” canvas in response to a surprise prompt

CALENDAR

to contribute to the “5-and20” group show.

WE READ, WE TALK HYBRID BOOK CLUB

2 pm in-person @ the Main Library (115 W. Hill Ave.) or on Zoom. OFPL’s book club book for January is Shutter by Ramona Emerson. The author will be present at this meeting. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call 505-863-1291 for more information.

FAMILY STORY TIME WITH AUTHOR CAMERON BOURG

2 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Author Cameron Bourg will be reading from his books and offering literacy tips for the whole family! Email pneilson@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, FEB. 6

FAMILY STORYTIME

11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). This week, the theme is “To the Moon.” Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information.

SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD MEETING

3:30 pm - 5 pm. The meeting will be held virtually. For more information go to gallupnm.gov/AgendaCenter.

EUREKA!

4 pm @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). Be inspired by the work of Dr. James West, co-inventor of the microphone, and create a simple working microphone! Email pneilson@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

GALLUP MASONIC MEET AND GREET

7 pm The Gallup Masonic Lodge will host a “meet and greet” for those who are

interested in learning more about Freemasonry. Text 505615-8053 for reservations and location. TUESDAY, FEB. 7

LODGER’S TAX COMMITTEE MEETING

10 am @ El Morro Events Center (210 S. Second St.).

WOMEN VETERAN & FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

5 pm @ Veterans Helping Veterans (908 E. Buena Vista Ave.). This meeting is for Women Veterans, veteran wives and widows or any woman related to a veteran.

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, FEB. 8

A CULTURAL HISTORY OF JAZZ

5:30 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Zollinger Library will host Dr. Andrew McFeaters as he presents a history of jazz and the cultural significance it holds. Part of the Z-Talks series. For details or 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.). Create Kawaii art using acrylics. In this immersive workshop, learn about Kawaii, a Japanese-inspired art. Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

REVOLUTION CHESS CLUB

6 pm - 7:30 pm @ Rio West Mall’s food court (1300 W. Maloney Ave.) A free chess club that is open to players of all ages and skill levels. For more information email revolutionchessclub@gmail.com.

MIDWEEK MATINEE AT OFPL

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

Hidden Figures in honor of Women in Science Day.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

SHOW OPENING OF “5-AND-20 “

FAMILY STORYTIME

4 pm - 6 pm @ ART123 Gallery (123 W. Coal Ave.). Be the first to see the 420 5” x 5” artworks completed by 21 local artists in five weeks as part of the 5th Annual Artist Challenge.

TINKER TECH

12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Get festive for Valentine’s Day and celebrate National Heart Month by making some crafts. Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

11 am @ the Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). This week, the theme is “To the Moon.” Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 8631291 for more information. 4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.) for an interactive, hands-on tech program for tweens & teens. THURSDAY, FEB. 9

FEBRUARY FILMS

4 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). This month Zollinger Library is celebrating Black History Month by showing Kanopy films. This week’s film is Ken Burns’ Jazz, Episode 1.

FRIENDS OF OFPL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

12 pm - 4 pm @ Rio West Mall (1300 W. Maloney Ave.). Email bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. MONDAY, FEB. 13

CRAFTY KIDS

4 pm @ OFPL’s Children’s Branch (200 W. Aztec Ave.). For more information email: bmartin@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291. SAVE THE DATE FRIDAY, FEB. 10

THIRD ANNUAL VALENTINE ART SWAP

Join OFPL and ART123 by decorating a canvas. Return your completed canvas by Feb. 10 to receive LOVE in the form of a new piece of art. Pieces will be redistributed on Valentine’s Day and you will receive original work from a fellow neighbor! Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information.

TECH BYTES

HEART-Y CRAFTS

11 am @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Each month, Zollinger Library will give short tech workshops on skills to help with classes and tasks at home. This month’s topic is “Getting Started with Microsoft Word.” For questions or more information, call 505863-7531 or email markos@ unm.edu.

VALENTINE’S DAY TRIVIA

5 pm @ UNM-Gallup’s Zollinger Library ((705 Gurley Ave.). Get your trivia on, and win prizes. For questions, please call 505863-7531 or email markos@ unm.edu. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

POKÉMON GO NIGHT

5 pm @ the UNM-Gallup Zollinger Library (705 Gurley Ave.). Join Zollinger Library for their monthly gathering of trainers. For questions please call 505-863-7531 or email markos@unm.edu. FRIDAY, FEB. 17

CREATIVE CORNER - WATERCOLOR AND COLORED PENCIL ART

4 pm @ OFPL’s main library (115 W. Hill Ave.). Create art using watercolor paints and colored pencils. Inspired by Joy Ting’s CreativeBug course! Email jwhitman@gallupnm.gov or call (505) 863-1291 for more information. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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