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September 2010

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done How does the Fiesta get more miles per gallon than many hybrids?* Two words: thoughtful engineering. The kind that understands that giving the Fiesta a Ti-VCT engine will allow it to squeeze every last drop. Or that a line cutting through the taillamp will make the Fiesta more aerodynamic, and therefore more fuel-efficient. But these are only a few of the many reasons the Fiesta can go farther than so many other cars. Including all those hybrids.

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* EPA-estimated 29 city/40 hwy/33 combined mpg, automatic SFE vs. 2010/2011 hybrids. Fiesta SES shown. EPA-estimated 29 city/38 hwy/33 combined mpg, automatic.

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The Gallup Cultural Center & Land of Enchantment Opera would like to thank these sponsors for making this year’s program a success! Directors Circle, Performers Circle, and Chorus Level Donors

Patrons of the Arts Platinum Level Donors

Gallup Cultural Center (SWIF) Mason & Issacson Law Offices Winfield Trading/Lone Mountain Turquoise Company

Charter Level Donors

Rico Motors Fratelli’s Bistro Corporate Health Management (Jerry Smith) Dr. & Mrs. J. Peter Freschette Silverstone Jewelry Supply (Frank Budick) Marilyn Strange (Tulsa, OK)

Conductor’s Circle Donors

Mark and Jeanette Gartner Bubany Insurance Agency Millennium Media Pinnacle Bank Carla & Glen Benefield Gurley Motors Vernon Hamilton Construction T&R Market Elite Laundry Murphy Trading Stronghold Church The Rocket Café and Sammy C ‘s Pub and Grille

Cansano, LLC (Joe DiGrigorio/Carl Alongi) Ellis Tanner Trading Clay Fultz Insurance Gallup Catholic School Wal-Mart Butlers Bobbie Tanner/Charles Pratt Indian Jewelers Supply Richardson’s Trading Steve Harper/Stone Weaver Dr. Dean Yannias Gallup Independent Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial Gallup Lumber Thunderbird Supply Turney's Inc. Earls Restaurant (Richards Family ) Supersmiths (David Rosales) Rehoboth Christian School Don Diego's Restaurant Family Medicine Associates (Dr. Fronterotta & Dr. Andrade) Murphy Builders Shush Yaz Steve DeAngelis Dr. Lawrence Rogel Albertsons Safeway Volunteer Waiters and Waitresses at the Donor's Dinner Committee Volunteers

A photo book on the Navajo Nation by Navajo photographer, Don James Tuesday, September 28th, 5pm - 7pm at the Gallup Cultural Center. Don will be available to sign copies of the new book. If you have questions or need more information call LPD Press/ Rio Grande Books, 505/344-9382.

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Thoughts Thoughts on waiting. Waiting when there’s absolutely nothing I can do to help or make the wait shorter. Tapping my foot. Pacing. Stretching out my legs, crossing my arms over my chest and closing my eyes. A jerk back to reality. Glancing at my watch. Sitting up straight to clear my head. Repeat.

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Silence is so uncomfortable. I wish I had a book or cards or a magazine. My mind is so seldom left alone to itself without stimulation of one kind or other. Some background music would be nice now. Why can’t I just sit here and be content? How often do I wish for the quiet? And now, here it is and I can’t stand it! Wondering if something’s wrong. Reassuring myself with reasons, excuses I will later hear. What will I say in response? Something rude? No, I’ll write a letter later, maybe. Feeling powerless and out of control. What can I do? Developing a plan. Wondering when to execute it. Still waiting. Still tapping. Still pacing. Still still. STILL! A rustling outside. I sit at attention. The door opens. “So sorry for the wait.” “No problem,” are the words that flow from my mouth. -H.H.

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El Morro Schedule Teach for America Sudoku Circle of Light G-Town Rodeo Schedule IZZIT?! News from Care 66 Community Calendar Opinion Poll People Reading Journey This is My Story

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New Treadmill A New Beginning Charity Invitational Bob Dylan El Morro Valley Ranch Cottonwood Gulch Life & Observations Route 66 Cycles

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Money & You Rounding the Four Corners West by Southwest Driving Impressions 8 Questions Adventures in Parenting Highfalutin’ Lit Crit Lite Food Rambles


Contributors Benjamin Alford Erin Bulow Ernie Bulow Greg Cavanaugh Sanjay Choudhrie Patricia Darak Heather Donley Larry Larason Tom McLaren Brett Newberry Kris Pikaart Fowler Roberts Bill Siebersma Bob Siebersma Andy Stravers Chuck Van Drunen Erin Whitney

September 2010: Volume 7, Issue 9 All Rights Reserved. No articles, photos, illustrations, advertisements, or design elements may be used without expressed written permission from the publisher, Gallup Journey Inc. This publication is distributed with the understanding that the information presented is from many sources, for which there can be no warranty or responsibility by the publisher as to accuracy, originality, or completeness. It is distributed with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in making product endorsements, recommending health care or treatments, providing instruction, or recommending that any reader participate in any activity or behavior described in the publication. The opinions of the contributors to this publication belong to them and do not reflect the opinions of the editors or publishers.

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Chief Manuelito Middle School 1325 Rico Street • (505) 721-5600

Moving towards excellence Active, positive participation Valuing our community

Welcome to Chief Manuelito Middle School. Our mission is to provide you with the tools needed to take this lifelong journey of discovery. Your job is to learn how to use the tools effectively to successfully complete the journey. How do you get there? We have four expectations to live by. If you follow these simple ideas, you will be able to realize many of your dreams: M= Moving towards excellence. No matter where you start your journey, you should always be moving forward. There may be times where you stop to rest and reflect on where you’re going. Or you may take a step backward. Acknowledge obstacles but learn to overcome them through sweat and courage. Take TWO steps forward the next day… moving in the right direction. A= Active, positive participation. While on your journey, do so with a smile on your face and joy in your heart. Accept challenges as opportunities for growth. When things get tough, ask for help. Lend a hand to your neighbors before they have to ask. We are all on a journey. Isn’t it better to walk with someone else rather than alone?


Staying safe and healthy

V= Valuing our community. The tools you need are right in front of you. Cherish them by taking good care of them. They are found in the halls, walls, furniture, books and people you encounter. Some of these may not seem important at the moment. Trust me- you need all of them to succeed. S= Staying safe and healthy. Each day is a step along your journey with pitfalls in the way. Avoid the easy, feel-good solutions and embrace the work. You can do this by taking care of yourself physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. STOP…. THINK…. Will this help me or hurt me? Take a deep breath… Thanks for joining our community and taking this journey with us. We will work hard to help each other, celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let’s start now!

Navajo Nation Museum P.O. Box 1840 Window Rock, Arizona 86515 928-871-7941 phone 928-871-7942 fax To show our to all our valued 11!5appreciation % patrons, The Navajo Nation Museum Gift Shop is offering a 10% Discount on all Books, Media and Artwork. 20% on Jewelry, Clothing, and Handbags. *Offer good September 7th – 21st with coupon only. *Excludes Pendleton Blankets and Rugs. Hwy 264 & Postal Loop Rd. Gift Shop Phone: 928.871.6673 Exhibits:

September 2010 Events & Programs:

Gallery 1: Béésh łigaii’ootsid So‘nahálingo disxos Silver Stars Gallery 2: Hwéeldi Baa Hane’ Our Stories of Fort Sumner

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Gallery 4: Hastiin Ch’ilhajíní dóó Diné bi Naat’áani Bahane’

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Anthony is certain that this high-tech equipment and program can compete with the best of what’s around.

Enchantment Physical Therapy:

Training on a New Level I

would consider my competitive nature average. I like to win – who doesn’t? – but I don’t get bent out of shape or throw things if I lose. What I have noticed about myself, though, is that if I’m competing in a game or sport that I’ve played or practiced, I’m much more frustrated with myself for not rising to the top. This is probably one reason that I don’t work at training my mind or body in any discipline; it’s a good excuse for failure. That’s pathetic, huh? Anyway, I was just thinking about how fun it would be to secretly work out for a couple months and get pretty good at something and school my husband in a race, for example. He’d never see it coming! I’m giggling about it already! Whether you’re “athletic on the inside” like me, a high school athlete, or just ultra-serious about upping your game (whatever that game may be), Enchantment Physical Therapy has something I know you’ll be interested in. Anthony and Patricia Arviso opened Enchantment in February 2006. After nine years of working as a physical therapist at RMCH, Anthony felt a strong desire for more control and freedom in his life, so he and his wife took a leap of faith and opened their own practice. Being in business for himself was twice the work and twice the time spent at the office, but twice as fulfilling. Now, almost five years later Enchantment is still doing well and Anthony and his co-workers are always contemplating new ways to help people in this community to alleviate pain or improve physical fitness. Recently, Anthony stumbled upon a high-speed treadmill made by Noramco Fitness & Performance. The company touts “the toughest treadmills on the planet,” which Anthony is convinced of, already owning two of their commercial models. The HS Elite is like no other treadmill you’ve ever seen! Able to support 600 pounds of weight, equipped with a harness safety system and operating at speeds up to 31 mph and a maximum grade of 40%, the specs alone are mind-boggling. After watching videos of the machine in action on Noramco’s website and reviewing their high-speed program, Anthony was confident that the HS Elite would be an asset, not only to Enchantment Physical Therapy, but to the Gallup community, as well. Experiencing the treadmill in person – even just standing next to it while it runs at maximum velocity – is like being out on the tarmac next to a jet preparing for takeoff. That’s how I imagine it, anyway. Noramco’s high-speed treadmill provides athletes a limitless platform on which to improve stride frequency, stride length, and ground


force reaction. In other words, it forces you to run your hardest in your best form, all with the support and advice of a trainer standing by. Enchantment is offering Noramco’s state-of-the-art, eight-week program for a total of $325 – that’s only $13.54 for each of the 24 sessions (3 sessions per week). Athletes from the community that travel hundreds of miles and pay two, three or four times as much for this kind of training don’t have to any more. Anthony is certain that this high-tech equipment and program can compete with the best of what’s around to help improve core strength and stability, enhance rotational movements, increase speed and vertical jump, which all lend themselves to a number of sports, including volleyball, football, basketball, tennis, baseball, track, and more. The HS Elite is just one aspect of the growth that’s happening at Enchantment right now. Very shortly, Greg Kirk, a local physical therapist, will be joining the team. Greg was born and raised in Gallup, loves working in exercise and fitness, and has a strong desire to see athletes in this area succeed. He’ll be joining Anthony, as well as current employees Brent Becenti, who has his degree in exercise science from ASU, and John Gutierrez, who has a degree in kinesiology from Whittier College. All are excited about the addition of a third treatment room, more cardio equipment, another Total Gym, and, of course, the high-speed treadmill. Enchantment is selling gym memberships for $65/month and will also be offering pain clinics on a regular basis. To accommodate the expansion of equipment and services, hours are being extended, too. Enchantment will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. Now is a great time to stop in and check out the improvements at Enchantment Physical Therapy. The staff is committed to serving this community in whatever physical, athletic or nutritional capacities are needed. So whether you want to improve your skills, address a pain issue or beat someone in a race, Enchantment has something for you! Enchantment Physical Therapy (1900 E. Hwy. 66, Ste. 5) is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and can be reached by calling (505) 863-4199.

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mist was rising on the deserted stretch of highway between Zuni and BI-25. The moon, shining bright and leaving a shadow on the ground. Me, working on our smoking engine trying to get it going again. “It’s shot; we have to walk back to get some help,” I said. “Wait . . . nah, my phone’s dead, how about yours, Mom?” “No, mine died an hour ago and so did Dad’s.” “Well, guess we’re walking.” I said. “Um . . . do you hear something?” “Yeah, it’s probably Osa and Kinky.” My dad said. Osa and Kinky are our two dogs we’ve had since I was young. Even at fifteen now, I still wonder how Osa must feel at her age. “No . . . it sounds like a whistling sound.” I looked in the air. Something metal was falling from the sky at an angle. It was shining against the moon and our eyes followed it. Then, all of a sudden, it crashed right in Zuni. All the lights in the little village flashed


off except a little flicker in the middle of the town that grew into a massive shock wave of vibration. I fell to the ground in a second. I pushed myself up, groggy and confused about what had just happened I got up and I saw a tragic sight. The dark night sky had turned into a glowing cloud of smoke. I started to hear again and my mom was crying for she knew that we had family there. We spent a while trying to gather ourselves. It was almost dawn and a car was coming down the road. It was an ambulance flying past us. Soon we heard a screeching sound and metal scratching on asphalt. We turned to look and finally I got up and said, “Let’s go!” We started to walk toward Zuni to see if anyone had survived. As we entered Black Rock, a small community east of Zuni, we saw houses burning, something I sort of expected. My grandma’s old house was charred rubble and I felt a tear run down my cheek. We reached the plaza area after passing through the streets of

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sorrow. I knew we were headed to my aunt’s house to see if she was still okay. We stopped to rest for awhile while I ran to get a drink from the gas station full of dead bodies lying scattered on the floor. After half an hour we got to the house. I saw the door wide open and ran inside to see if everyone was okay. “Hello? Is anyone here? It’s us!” “Who? Erin! Is that you?” said a quiet voice in the back. “Yes! It’s me. Are you guys okay?” “Yeah.” It was my cousin T.K. and Auntie Bert. Somehow I knew what was going to happen next. “Quick! Get out, let’s go!” I ran outside with them following behind. My parents stood outside and I told them too. “Another one of those things is going to hit and somehow I know where to go and keep safe!” we walked in a hurry to White’s a little auto shop/car wash/hardware store, but still the size of a Giants gas station, maybe a bit bigger. Right in front of White’s was a grassy mound with a manhole cover on top. I saw a flat piece of metal by the White’s garage door and used if to pry open the manhole cover. “What are you doing Erin?” asked my mom, who was catching her breath. “This is where we need to hide.” She gave me a puzzled look. “Look it sounds crazy, but-” “Of course it sounds crazy, you’re crazy. I’m not going down there forg-” “You got a better idea?” I snapped. There was a short silence “That’s what I thought. I’ll go first and you find me a flashlight in White’s, and hurry.” I was right. The whistling returned. I helped everyone in there and followed after. It was dark and dry and roomy. I turned on the flashlight and looked around. Surprisingly there was a radio down here. I turned it on; it crackled, but no signal. Suddenly, a “boom” sound came from above, dust covered us and I blacked out. “Whoa! Is everyone alright?” I asked while coughing a little. “Yeah!” they said almost at the same time. When we crawled out, the sun was high in the sky and we were squinting from the bright light. A breeze was blowing dust around and two blurry figures were walking our way. They were small, and then became fuzzy. They were our dogs! How they survived I have no clue, but I’m glad they were okay. “Osa! Kinky! You’re okay!” I yelled out with excitement. The dust was clearing while we walked through the rubble that once was Zuni, New Mexico, and saw what was going to be a big change in our lives. We saw people climbing out of crumbled houses. A radio by a tree had tuned in on a station with a newsman talking about Zuni. “Two U.S. missiles were accidentally fired today due to a short in a control box. Sources say the two missiles hit a small town in northwestern New Mexico, Zuni Pueblo. Emergency and military crews are headed towards the scene. We will tell our listeners more news when it comes in, Thank you.” The newsman was right; police and other emergency crews were coming, we could hear their sirens. I just looked at the mess. We sat there till they arrived, and went home.

The End

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Desert Hike New at Charity Invitational

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ach year the RMCHCS Foundation (formerly Western Health Foundation) holds a fundraiser to raise money to help improve healthcare services for this community. The fundraiser is called Charity Invitational and is a fun-filled weekend with a golf tournament, a trap shoot event, a dinner ball and this year – a desert

The desert hike is a new element for Charity Invitational. This event replaces the Friday morning run/walk race. Because RMCHCS would like to promote health to all – from the youngest to the oldest – the event is being changed so many more people can participate, have fun and enjoy the magnificent scenery Gallup has to offer. Here is what to expect of the Charity Invitational desert hike this year. The event will be held on Saturday morning, September 11 from 8 am to 12 noon. The change from Friday morning to Saturday morning will allow more people, especially students and families, to be involved. Rather than the gorgeous, but rigorous Pyramid trail, the hike will start out at the Gamerco side of the High Desert Trail system. If you haven’t yet explored this trail, you will find a well-built trail winding through the desert, up and over mesas and out into the pinon forest with gorgeous vistas along the way. The hike is six miles long. Folks will be able to run or walk as far down the trail as they would like – it is not a race. There will be fun elements at the trailhead and at various points along the trail and there will be food, drinks and prizes for all who participate. The Desert Hike is an excellent opportunity for folks to enjoy a morning of hiking and raise money for healthcare services in our community. Over the past fourteen years Charity Invitational has raised money for numerous projects including a new MRI machine, a fetal monitoring system and a C-T scanner. Last year money was raised to renovate RMCHCS’s outpatient clinics. Much effort has already gone into planning for the renovation and work should begin this fall. The people of Gallup have been extremely generous in supporting Charity Invitational to help make these projects successful. This year Charity Invitational will raise funds to purchase a pediatric central monitoring system for the pediatrics unit in Rehoboth McKinley Christian


Hospital. This system will monitor a child’s breathing, oxygen level and blood pressure at all times from the nurses station so that health care providers can be alerted of any sudden changes in the patient’s condition. A pediatric central monitoring system is a very important tool for providers and is now standard of care in hospitals across the nation. Children are precious and RMCHCS wants to ensure that all children in this community receive the very best care in the event they have to be in the hospital. Charity Invitational also takes this time to honor a community member who has made significant contributions to the Gallup community through volunteer work both at RMCHCS and in the community at large. This year Charles High has been selected Charity Invitational XV honoree. Mr. High, a local businessman, is the owner of Gamerco Associates, Inc. and has served on numerous committees and boards throughout his career. He served as president of the RMCHCS Board of Trustees at a crucial time in the hospital’s history – a time when two hospitals, McKinley General Hospital and Rehoboth Christian Hospital, merged to become Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. It is because of the vision and work of Mr. High and other members of the Board of Trustees that the Gallup community has a local hospital and outpatient services that offer primary care for all people living in the area. Mr. High, in a recent interview, said he got involved with the hospital because he wanted to make sure that Gallup would have good health care in this community – something so crucial for a thriving community. Charity Invitational’s desert hike is a way you can enjoy a family outing plus support healthcare in Gallup. For more information and to participate in this event or in any of the other Charity Invitational events scheduled for September 10 and 11, just call the RMCHCS Foundation at 863-7283. We hope to see many of you come and enjoy a morning of hiking. Bring your children, grandchildren, even grandparents and most of all a good pair of walking shoes.

RMCHCS would like to promote health to all – from the youngest to the oldest.

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Pediatric Care Charity Invitational XV

Events Honoree: Charles M. High Money raised will be used to purchase a Pediatric Central Monitoring System for the Med/Surg Pediatrics Unit

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Friday, September 10 Golf Tournament—Fox Run Golf Course Tee Time 7:15am Tee Time 1:00pm

Saturday, September 11 Run/Walk- High Desert Trails Gamerco 8:00am Trap Shoot- Gallup Shooting Club 9:00am Dinner Ball- Howard Johnson 6:00pm Live music and dancing with High Rollers Band

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Money Laundering


riminals will always have to clean dirty money but fraud examiners need to be aware of the common ways many money launderers infiltrate financial institutions worldwide. We are going to review some of the most common methods of money laundering techniques. Money launderers use the several transfer methods – electronic, telegraphic, telephone, or cyber – to exploit lapses in the documentation trail. In most cases, agent A makes a deposit at bank A, agent B collects the funds from bank A, and then remits the funds via two or more banks accounts controlled by the launderer within or across the border. Often, the launderer takes advantage of the periodic banker lapses in the documentation trail. Because the launderer engages in such a complex web of transactions to lose the documentation trail, the bank is considered a victim in this circumstance. But there are instances when bankers deliberately alter, misrepresent, or manipulate the documentation procedures to help the launderer conceal the illegal origins of such funds. Another method is the proxy bank account creation. This involves the launderer recruiting established professionals from various trades, fields, and businesses to use their accounts to deposit money and then transfer it again into other accounts controlled by the launderer based on an agreedupon commission. Agent A, who offers professional services or goods in trade, allows agent B who works for the launderer, to deposit funds into his account at bank A, which will be transferred into an account at bank B controlled by the launderer. Agent A


charges commission for the use of his accounts for laundering the money. There is the alternative remittance system method. Agents deposit money into various bank accounts and then subsequently transfer it into trading or service company accounts through overseas alternative remittance services and then to other bank accounts via telegraphic transfers purchased with cash or checks. Agent A of the money launderer deposits money in bank A and later transfers it to trading or service company A, which will transfer the money to an account controlled by the launderer in bank B. In most cases, bankers’ fears and suspicion are reduced if money transfer transactions involve trading or service companies. Therefore, launderers often prefer this type of transfer to conceal the funds’ origin. The bank is presumed a victim if it didn’t knowingly facilitate the concealment of the transaction. The temporary bank account method is another commonly used method. The launderer transfers the proceeds to a financial institution and requests that they be placed into a temporary account because he says he hasn’t yet decided into which account he wants to place them. A few days later, he instructs the bank to pay out the money in cash or with a bank check. The transaction isn’t registered on the launderer’s books. The launderer sometimes may use the temporary bank account for more than one transaction. Afterwards, he will ask the bank to transfer the funds to accounts (at the same bank or another), which had been opened on behalf of companies controlled by the launderer. He’ll use false invoices for fictitious deliveries to

by Brett Newberry AKA The Business Doctor

Brett is a CPA and Profitability Consultant with Newberry & Associates, Ltd. He has been a CPA and Business Consultant for more than 25 years in Gallup. His passion is to help the small business owner improve their business operations and impact their income and quality of life.

Because the launderer engages in such a complex web of transactions to lose the documentation trail, the bank is considered a victim in this circumstance.

these accounts to justify the transfers. Investigators have discovered, in most cases, that banks fall as easy prey to launderers using this technique because temporary accounts are intended to be suspense items in bank books. But there are instances in which such transactions are arranged with bank officials as insider agents. The bank collects money from the launderer via an outside agent and deposits it through the client account officer’s bank account. The money is later transferred into a “concentration account” of the bank and paid to the launderer with a check drawn on the bank’s name and not the client’s name, which conceals the launderer’s identity and origin of the funds.

and remits them back to the launderer’s bank accounts across the border. Agent A transports, redenominates, and stores cash at bank A at the border and later transfers the money to agent B across the border through bank B. Agent C transfers the money back across the border via bank C to another account controlled by the launderer. The banks and other financial institutions engaged in international fund transfer are commonly used. Therefore, such institutions located on border towns are more vulnerable. Until next time, The Business Doctor

Another method is the cross-border cash movement. The money launderer’s agent transports large amounts of cash to borders, changes it into higher denominations, and deposits it into a bank account. The agent then transfers the funds to another agent across the border

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have an opinion that I don’t think about very often, but recent news items have brought it back to mind. Before I state the opinion, I’m going to give some of my reasons for it.

In every age there are people who make a significant contribution to their community or their nation. The contribution may be through service or charity, exploration or invention. We generally remember people such as kings, presidents, and saints. But these uncommon people who enrich the lives of their generation are worthy of being remembered as well. Some of them are; others may be known only to historians. Let’s look at the lives of two men in the nineteenth century, and decide which are worthy of being remembered today. The first man was born in St. Louis in 1801. He traveled west at age 21 to become a mountain man, trapping beaver all across the Southwest. He was better educated than most of his compatriots in the fur trade, and in 1833 he married the daughter of a Spanish land grant holder at Taos. The land grant made him fairly wealthy by the time the fur trade played out in the 1840s. He had become a Mexican citizen in order to obtain a trapping license, but in 1846, when the U.S. took over New Mexico, he volunteered to guide Col. Kearney’s Mormon Battalion to California to secure that region. Later, he continued to act as a guide to numerous expeditions exploring the Southwest. The second man was probably born in New York City about 1859. His father’s identity is not firmly established. His mother moved around a lot, ending up in Silver City married to a man who later abandoned her and her two sons. Orphaned at the age of 14, he was taken in by a family who owned a hotel. After a while he left and drifted in odd jobs before being arrested for petty theft. He escaped from the jail and went to Arizona, where he worked as a ranch hand and perhaps rode with a band of


rustlers. He may have killed a man there. In any case he moved back to New Mexico and began going by another name. He fell into bad company and became a hired gun. Later, arrested and sentenced to hang, he killed two deputies while escaping. He was finally killed at age 21. Which of these two men is worthy of being remembered today? The first man described above was named Antoine Leroux. I’ll bet most of you reading this never heard of him. Obviously, historians mention him, or I would be ignorant of him, too. But during his life he was well known and highly respected as a guide; his services were requested by many exploring expeditions. For example, when the Gunnison survey of a railroad route between the 38th and 39th parallel became bogged down in 1853, Leroux’s assistance was requested. Leroux joined the party as guide for one month. He and Gunnison did not get along, so Leroux left in August, a few days before an attack by Utes killed 8 of the men, including John Gunnison. In September he began guiding the Whipple Survey of the 35th parallel. When the Santa Fe railroad was built, it followed much of the path that Leroux had advised.

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Leroux’s “backstory” is also interesting and explains why he settled in Taos. Maria Rosita Villalpando was the daughter of the first settler at Taos. In 1761 Maria was taken captive by the Commanche after they killed most of her family. Nine years later she was traded to the Pawnee, who sold her to a French trader named Jean Baptiste Sale dit Lajoie. The trader took her to St. Louis and married her. She was Leroux’s grandmother, so he had a connection to Taos and, probably, some relatives there. It may have been his grandmother’s stories that inspired him to head west.

Although Leroux was well known and respected during his lifetime, he is not well known today. His contemporary and neighbor at Taos, Kit Carson, gets most of the glory from those days. Only one book has been written about Leroux [in 1965 and long out of print], while Carson’s bibliography is pages long.






The second man is Billy the Kid. My synopsis of his life is short because it would take too many words to explain in detail. What brought all this to mind is the articles in the Albuquerque Journal saying that Governor Richardson was considering a pardon for Billy, and that descendants of Pat Garrett, the sheriff who killed him, strongly oppose the idea. I won’t rehash all that; you’ve read about it in the news.


In researching this piece I came to feel sorry for Billy. He was a kid with few prospects and little hope. He might have ended up like his half-brother, Joseph Antrim, who died penniless in Denver in 1930. However, Billy made some bad choices of whom to hang with and was dead at 21. My opinion of him has changed a little, but I still see Billy as a punk. That’s right, I consider him a punk. After all, he killed four law enforcement officers. Still, in the eastern part of New Mexico, Billy the Kid is considered a tourist draw. My opinion would be heretical there. We make heroes out of people who are bold enough [or dumb enough!] to live our fantasies for us. Faron Young’s 1959 hit song laid out the agenda for popular heroes: “I want to live fast, love hard, die young and leave a beautiful memory.” This nihilistic philosophy appeals mostly to teenage boys, who seldom look ahead, or those with nothing to look forward to. For example, during hard times, like the 1930s, bank robbers were seen as heroes. Bonnie and Clyde come to mind, as well as John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd. In the Sixties it was rock musicians  who ignored haircuts, did drugs and had girls hanging around them. Janice Joplin followed the self destructive path, but the Rolling Stones and some other rock  legends haven’t lived up to their part of the bargain, because they are still with us. Today we have Colton Moore, “the barefoot bandit,” who steals airplanes and crashes them. He is said to have 80,000 fans on Facebook. We’re still making heroes out of  outlaws.

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He was a guy you just liked to be around,” recalls Gallup trader Bill Richardson. He should know. He first met Joe Deerfoot in Ruidoso when he was sixteen. Bill and his dad were on a selling trip and Joe was running a curio store there. His wife-to-be, Ora, worked at a restaurant next door and Joe was courting. Ora’s birthplace is given as New Mexico, but Richardson believes she hailed from Arkansas originally. She and Joe never had any children of their own. Deerfoot’s early life is hard to track, and harder to nail down. His birth date is given as 1895 in New Mexico, but Social Security lists his birth as May 1889. He applied for his card in Washington, D. C. The earlier date is likely because he was on his own at an early age and performed in the Wild West shows of Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, and the 101 Ranch, which had ties to the early movie industry. He also seems to have been a member of the Barnum and Bailey Circus Company at one time. For years he performed at schools and various public events as an expert with the bullwhip and the bow and arrow. To the delight of school children he would pop balloons on



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stage. It is hard to believe he would be allowed to brandish a deadly weapon these days. His ethnic heritage is also questionable. One book lists him as Cherokee; a family friend believes he was Apache. Richardson recalls he was from some New York tribe, and Eastern educated. “He was a very intelligent, well spoken person,” says Richardson. Bill believes he had a good education and his trick horse was named Bobby Burns, a nod to the Scottish poet and his immortal humorous poem “To a Louse.” “He was always fun to talk to,” says Richardson. Joe Deerfoot was a born-again Christian and took his faith very seriously. He attended the same Baptist church as Bill, who comments, “I never heard the man utter a curse word. Any curse word.” During World War II Deerfoot showed up in Grand Prairie, Texas, where Richardson was doing war work and showed him how to buy cheap silver in Mexico. Silver was vital to the Southwestern Indian trade. After the war Deerfoot moved to Gallup.

For years he went hunting with the Baptist minister and he carried only his bow and arrows.

Facing Page, Left: Joe Deerfoot circa 1950 when he moved to Gallup. Facing Page, Right: For years, Joe led the Ceremonial Parade. Above: Joe and his Trick Pony, Bobby Burns. Right: Joe was featured on the front cover of the Santa Fe Railroad Magazine in a typical pose.

“I think he came here mainly because of the movies. They were making a lot of movies in the Gallup area at the time and he got regular work as an extra and stunt man. He had a classic Indian face,” Bill remembers. He was generally described as tall, stately and handsome. Joe was also close to the Atkinson family whose children would often stay with him and Ora when they came to town to shop. He was apparently well liked by everyone who knew him. He continued to perform his bullwhip and archery show at various venues and of course Ceremonial was one of them. Chief Joe Deerfoot and Bobby Burns led the parade for many years. Joe’s trained pinto was a show favorite and did many of his tricks during the parade, including lying down and playing dead. He could count and do other “smart” acts as well. Mostly he reared up colorfully as Chief Deerfoot waved to the crowd. He could also take a bow for the audience. Joe and Bobby became the symbol of Ceremonial for some years, appearing in magazines, newspapers, and the cover of the Ceremonial brochure several times. When Harry

Truman’s train stopped in Gallup in 1948 it was Joe Deerfoot who presented him with a Navajo rug. His steady living came from a trailer park and curio store on the east side of Gallup. “It wasn’t a tourist-type store,” says Richardson. “Since he was Indian he could sell claws and feathers and herbs. It was more of a medicine man supply house.” When he died Bill had to explain to Ora why he couldn’t buy the store stock. Not surprisingly Joe was a very physical man who was still playing in a softball league at the age of seventy. He was serious about his archery as well. For years he went hunting with the Baptist minister R. A. Long and he carried only his bow and arrows. When Navajos on the reservation had trouble with bears destroying crops and livestock they would call on Joe Deerfoot. He used his bow for that, too, and was always successful. Chief Joe Deerfoot’s beaded buckskin outfit and war bonnet are on display in Richardson’s store window, along with some photos and his obituary. Joe definitely ranks as one of Gallup’s “colorful” characters.

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By Fowler Roberts

Bob Dylan: Did he live in Gallup as a child? A Work in Progress: Stay Tuned


It’s now our mission to get an interview with Dylan.

s you recall, last month we printed a segment of the first interview Bob Dylan gave in the early 60s as he burst onto the national music scene in New York City. In that interview, Dylan told the interviewer that he grew up in the West and Midwest and that he lived several years in Gallup.  This was, by the way, not an isolated claim by Dylan; in almost every interview he gave in that era he claimed that he had lived an adventurous life traveling around as a carnival worker and he would regularly claim to have lived in Gallup.    Not long into his national career, Newsweek printed a critical article on Dylan – who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota – which, among other things, claimed that his tale of an adventurous youth was a fiction.   According to Newsweek, Dylan grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota, the home of home run king Roger Maris.   Last month we asked if any of you had information connecting Dylan to Gallup in his youth and, if not, why he would have included Gallup as part of a made up persona.  Well . . . as they say, the silence was deafening; we didn’t hear from you.  The absence of anyone claiming to have known Dylan sure suggests that his claim of growing up in Gallup was fictional, but

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we are still open to hearing from anyone who claims otherwise. But, this isn’t the end of the story as far as we are concerned.  If Dylan wasn’t from Gallup, we want to know why he adopted us in his imagination.   And, we’ll put our theory out there.  Our guess – and that’s all it is: a guess – is that at some point as a youngster Dylan was driving with his family through Gallup on Route 66. Well what did he see as he drove through town?  A huge sign smack dab in the middle of a town filled with Indians and cowboys that said “Zimmerman’s.”   And when it came time to invent a persona to match the image of “the freewheelin’ Bob Dylan” he thought back to that sign and the town where he saw it.    As far as we are concerned, this story is not over. If you have information or your own theory, we still want to hear from you . . . and we have decided to go straight to the source.  That’s right, we want to hear from Dylan himself.  It’s now our mission to get an interview with Dylan. We may end up like Michael Moore chasing an interview with GM’s Chairman, but we are going to try everything we can think of to get Bob Dylan to speak to us and we will keep you posted.  Stay tuned.



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could THIS be the ideal vehicle?


oth of you that read my article last month might remember that I was dreaming of a vehicle that doesn’t exist . . . at least here in the U.S. maybe. This month I’m here to show you an example of the vehicle that could fit the needs of many Americans, my trusty Schwinn Mesa. NOTE: Those that know me well can stop reading here as you’ve most likely heard my pontifications on the merits of walking or riding to work. Now let’s get to the good stuff. Having served its purpose as my first mountain bike here in New Mexico and then scavenged for parts for my second mountain bike, my Schwinn Mesa frame hung around in storage for years. About two years ago I resurrected her as my commuter. The Mesa came factory-equipped for performance with a “ride-tuned, manipulated alloy frame” featuring “S-bend” seat and chain stays for performance and compliance as well as two water bottle cage mounts. To this I pimped my ride with a rear bike cargo rack, the all important milk crate for perfect storage, a front fender to manage road debris and skinny, slick commuter tires to keep me moving. To top it off, I


used a carbon fiber handlebar and procured a bunch of matching parts (thanks to the Bobcat) that give my Schwinn in commuter form some nice aesthetic flair. Operating my Schwinn in lieu of my car saves me money. Besides the occasional bike part or tube (I only used one last year!) the Mesa costs essentially nothing to get me from point A to B. Not only does it not cost me anything, I’m NOT driving my car either, which saves of course on gas, but also on maintenance and general wear and tear. I take that back, the Schwinn does cost me something, calories (something most Americans have in surplus). Usually as the summer winds down and I head back to work I tend to have a pocket (or belly rather) full of Schwinn fuel, too. I’ve calculated that if I bike the fourteen miles round trip for work, I essentially burn off my entire breakfast and lunch (if I eat light) and am therefore free to enjoy a nice dinner with my wife when I get home . . . guilt free. (Thanks for all those dinners honey!!) Of course I could have driven to work and just gone to the gym right? Well, again, I’m saving thirty plus dollars a month on a gym membership, too. Am I making my point yet?

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To top it off, I procured a bunch of matching parts (thanks to the Bobcat) that gave my Schwinn in commuter form some nice aesthetic flair. Well you say, what about time? Doesn’t that long commute take time away from your family? Believe it or not, not really. I’ve never actually timed my best time to work, but on average it takes me about 13 minutes to drive to work. I have timed my best times on my bike. With the right tailwind and little traffic I’ve made it to work in 18 minutes, but on average it’s probably around 22-25 minutes. Let’s use those times for my return as well to keep it simple. Adding the two together you see that biking to work only “costs” me around 20 minutes a day to get 45-50 minutes of exercise. How can you beat that? How else can I get more exercise time than I actually put in??? (Note: write to the Journey and tell me how you beat it, I’d love to hear it!) Finally, and this may be the best argument yet, my ultimate vehicle is clean. I’m not sure how much carbon I emit while huffing my way to and from work, but I guarantee it’s far less of an environmental impact than the emissions of my car, the emissions of the tanker truck that brings the gas to Gallup, and the massive machines in the Gulf that cause such immense damage. Now I need to get off of my soapbox. See you on the road!

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Danny Garcia

Executive Director of Gallup Housing Authority Q. Danny, why have you chosen to work at Gallup Housing Authority? A. I have worked for GHA for eleven years and at one time I worked in maintenance. I did a remodel on a house, probably my second year in, and the lady brought her family into the house and she started crying. She said it was the nicest place she had ever lived in and that pretty much started me in public housing. Q. What do you enjoy most about your job? A. I like the opportunity to increase the public housing stock and give people a chance, a stepping-stone. Q. What’s the biggest challenge that Gallup Housing Authority faces? A. We have four hundred plus on our waiting list now, it’s probably about a two-year waiting list. The private rental area for our Section 8 program (a voucher-based program where a resident finds a private landlord and GHA subsidizes rent) is very limited, so the biggest challenge is to get more people interested in developing more units or renting more apartments for the Section 8 program. Q. What do you see the future of Gallup Housing Authority as being? A. I would like us to be a major player in low-income housing. Some of our short-term goals are to build about thirty units within five years or so. So I think the priority is just to increase the stock of housing. Q. Danny, why do you personally enjoy living in Gallup? A. I grew up here. I went to school in Albuquerque. My wife and I went to Tucson for a while and not having family to be with our children and provide daycare was just scary. So, I guess it’s more the family aspect that I like about Gallup. I have hundreds of years of family here. Q. What do you enjoy doing most in your off time? A. Spending time with family. We do outdoors stuff. We race remote control cars – the whole family, from my wife down to my youngest. Q. What is your favorite type of music? A. Blues. One of my favorites is Robert Johnson, an old blues man from the ’20s and ’30s. I also like BB King, and a lot of the older stuff. Q. If you could trade places with one famous person who would it be and why? A. Barack Obama. I would like to straighten a few things out.




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All’s Well That Ends Well She decided that kids should be allowed to be kids, at least for a little while.


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ur story so far: Out for a lovely afternoon at the lake, our two oldest children decided to make it a lovely afternoon in the lake. While their dad and younger sister watched from under the pine trees, their mom tries to coax them in from the middle of

I glanced around the perimeter of the lake, sizing up the situation and looking for access points. The kids were about 20 feet offshore in a thicket of reeds.  There didn’t seem to be a way to get to them without my going waist-deep as well. Hmmm.  I needed to think about this. They didn’t seem to be in any danger, and they sure weren’t in a panic.  All of the anxiety seemed to be on their parents’ part.  So, taking a deep breath, I again asked them to wade in.  They must have sensed something in the tone of my voice (or the way that I pointed to them, then pointed to the shore) that told them that their outlaw fun was over.  Slowly, giggling, they moved closer and closer until they stood before me.  Dripping with lake water and pond scum, they shook the excess water off of themselves and onto me.  We made our way back to our picnic and the kids sat down under the pine boughs.  I was finishing up my sandwich when our son and his dad decided to go for a hike.  The girls (one wet and one dry) wanted to stay with me, so the guys left.  After about 10 minutes of silently shivering, our oldest daughter, beginning to pout about no longer being in the water, asked me to dry her off.  Since she was already sitting in sunlight and wasn’t getting any drier, I suggested that she take off her jeans and hang them on a branch.  She politely declined.  I saw how miserable she was and I came up with an alternate plan.  Would she, I asked, be okay wearing shorts?  Initially confused, she thought about it, then realized that sunshine on her bare legs would warm her up just fine.  So, I retrieved a pair of scissors out of our vehicle, and cut off the legs of her old, worn, and soaking jeans.  She was ecstatic and I was relieved. Her little sister wanted to go on our own hike, so we closed up our cooler, I grabbed my camera, and we started off.  Passing by some children, my still-wet daughter pointed out that they were wading into the water.  She inquired of me as to the advisability of completely submerging oneself in the lake.  I didn’t answer, except to ask her what she thought.  After a moment, she admitted that she thought that it looked fun, but it wouldn’t be very good to get lake water in her eyes,


mouth, and ears. She thought it would be gross, and wondered if we should warn the kids away from doing just that.  Again, I asked her what she thought.  She decided that kids should be allowed to be kids, at least for a little while, and settled for admiring the wetness of the wading children.  Next, we visited the rest room, then proceeded to follow the well-worn trail around the lake.  Our first obstacle?  The three-year-old wouldn’t cross the bridge, either on foot or being carried.  Hmmm. Suddenly, the seven-year-old had an idea.  Why not just walk down the embankment, across the dry creek bed, and up the other embankment? Genius. So, that’s exactly what we did.  We then continued on, past the occasional people fishing and having their own lunch, to the wooded trail that led around the far side of the lake.  Constantly stopping to admire rock formations and the complete spectrum of flower colors transformed our ramble into a full-fledged nature experience, complete with insects and lizards of indeterminate origin (at least until the threeyear-old began her surprisingly confident and well-informed spiel like the smallest tour guide in the world). As we made our way to the end of the circular trail, we met up with our guys.  Much excited squealing from the suddenly-reunited siblings led to a squirming jump-on-Dad mass movement.  As he recovered his balance, their dad led the two older kids back to our site, while the youngest child and I picked our way carefully through the waist-high grass at a much slower pace.  She decided not to hurry because she wanted to look at all of the different plants.  I didn’t want to hurry because, if we took our time, the vehicle would be already packed up and ready to go when we got there.  Twenty minutes later, we were all buckled in and our gear was safely stowed.  Heading home, the kids giggled about their lingering wetness.  The two oldest children made plans to repeat their swim in the lake as soon as possible, and the youngest snuggled her teddy bear and closed her eyes.  It had been a very long day. And, a very good one; I think we all would love a return trip.  But, first . . . home.  Yep.  A very good day.

by Benjamin Alford Three Gallupians take a wrong turn at Albuquerque and wind up in a strange, urban habitat – New York City. These are their words.


Rivers Looking at Rivers If you are still for fifteen minutes, sand will pile up around you. You are the mountain that refuses to bow to the rushing air.


ometimes we feel like we are the ones changing while the world around us stays the same. Other times it’s switched and the world seems to change while we are the ones who stay the same. Still other moments in our lives we glimpse something closer to the true nature of things. We see that everything is changing, both the viewer and the viewed, and for a fleeting instant we understand all is in a constant state of flux. Let’s call the first mode of perceiving, ‘The El Morro Delusion.’ When we make the drive south to see the inscriptions in the cliff there – carvings that have survived for hundreds of years – we feel ourselves to be mere fluids splashing against the sandstone face. We will live; we will die; yet E. Penn Long’s immaculate script will persist unperturbed. We project permanence there, immutability. Speaking personally, the symptoms of this pathology flare up especially when I leave a place. My mind imagines that everything freezes or pauses or just slips out of existence the second I turn to go. Some silly, childish part of me imagines that all will be impeccably preserved for the duration of my absence. Even crazier, I assume all will be available for immediate reconstitution upon my return, weeks, months or even years later. I expect to be able to pick right back up where I left off, at my leisure. This sensation was strongest of all when I would come back to New Mexico from Michigan during college. The constant exposure to new ideas made me feel like a snake shedding its skin over and over again to accommodate rapid growth. My mind was always being reinvented. I knew I wouldn’t be coming home the same person I was when I left, but somehow I couldn’t wrap my mind around the fact that home might also have changed and grown and had new experiences while I was away, that Gallup could have continued living without me. Needless to say, those first few homecomings were a little jarring. When, on the other hand, we come into contact with time-scales shorter than our own we often succumb to an opposite neurosis, which we might call ‘White Sands Syndrome’ or (during monsoon season) ‘Perky Syndrome.’ Seated at the crest of a gypsum dune on a windy evening, we see the landscape morph before our very eyes. If

you are still for fifteen minutes, sand will pile up around you. Footprints will be erased. You will see tenacious flora subsumed by the creeping march of white. You are the mountain that refuses to bow to the rushing air. Watch the waters of the swollen Rio Puerco flow some August night. Watch the roiling surface scramble sodium lamplight reflected in the dark currents. Compared to the river, you are immortal. You are solid. Only a couple of days ago I laid eyes on something that helped me into the third, more accurate, interpretive position. I was walking with some friends in the bushes just outside Gallup. There was a point where the trail dipped down into a seven-foot ravine. After we’d scrambled up the other side, one of my companions suggested I turn and look upstream. I did so, and what did I see in the blinding afternoon but a square of yellow police tape suspended over the gap and anchored to sagebrushes on either side. Framed there was half a skull protruding from the clay wall of the arroyo. Some ribs were scattered in the sand below. A femur poked out a little further up. A bunch of bleached white bones, human bones. I won’t offer up any conjectures as to just how or when or why these remains came to be buried at this particular spot. It’s up to the police or a team of archeologists to piece that puzzle together. Nor will I divulge the exact location of my spooky encounter – last thing old Bones needs is to have a bunch of nosy town folk poking around what was supposed to be his final resting place. What I will say is that if you do happen to stumble upon the place, and if you take a couple of minutes to stand at the edge of the taped perimeter and reflect on what’s before you, you might just be able to jump out of the way you normally see the world, too. You can’t help but see your own self grinning out of the damp earth, the calcium frame that once supported your flesh turning to powder and mixing with the surrounding powders. It will all rush downstream in the next flash flood. There are no rocks really. Erosion will have it’s way with E. Penn Long’s legacy soon enough. Indeed, the cliffs themselves will be dissolved relatively quickly geologically speaking. They’re just sandstone. Even the Finnish Gneisses can’t last forever. Yes, there are only rivers really – rivers looking at rivers.

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ElSeptember Morro Theater Schedule

Saturday, September 4, 2010 Show Time: 1pm Kids Matinee movie: Disney*Pixar’s Toy Story 2 Rated G­ 80 minutes Voices by: Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 and under: FREE Andy heads off to cowboy camp leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (owner of Al’s Toy Barn) kidnaps Woody. At Al’s apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called Woody’s Roundup, and he meets the other prized toys from that show, Jessie the Cowgirl, Bullseye the Horse, and Stinky Pete the Prospector. Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear and the other toys from Andy’s room, Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex and Hamm spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody before Andy returns. Saturday, September 11, 2010 No Kids Matinee. Friday, September 17, 2010 Show Time: 7pm Hispanic Heritage Month Movie: Under the Same Moon Rated PG-13 106 minutes Starring: Eugenio Derbez, Kate del Castillo, Adrian Alonso, Maya Zapata, Carmen Salinas Admission: Adults: $5.00 Children 12 & Under: $3.00 After his grandmother dies, a Mexican boy attempts to cross the border to the United States to reunite with his mother who has been working as a maid.


Saturday, September 18, 2010 Show Time: 1pm Kids Hispanic Heritage Month Movie! Kids Matinee movie: Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove Rated G 75 minutes Animated Feature Voices by: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warbuton Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & Under: FREE! Evil sorceress Yzma (Eartha Kitt) transforms arrogant Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) into a llama and seizes his mythical South American kingdom. Pacha (John Goodman), a peasant in a small village that Kuzco had planned to turn into a water park, agrees to help Kuzco find an antidote and regain his throne only if the Kuzco spares Pacha’s village in this fantasy comedy. Saturday, September 28, 2010 Show Time: 1pm Kids Matinee movie: Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron Rated G 83 minutes Voice by: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau Admission: Adults: $2.00 Children 12 & Under: FREE! Join spirit a wild young mustang as he sets out on an action-packed quest against impossible odds to regain his freedom and save his homeland. In his courageous and thrilling journey across the majestic wilderness of the American frontier spirit forms a remarkable friendship a Lakota brave.

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Revolution in El Morro Valley

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ast of Ramah, there’s a dirt road that winds behind some striped hoodoo formations, meanders across a prairie, forks a few times, passes an old windmill and ends at a beautiful ranch. This is the home of Charles and Rebecca, a dog, some cats and chickens, a horse named Copper Penny and a herd of grass-fed cattle. This is El Morro Valley Ranch.

from Gallup High. In those days, Gallup was a classic Americana town, existing between the Ys, and socializing always occurred down on Coal Avenue. It was a time of new ideas and revolution. Back in the 70s, Charles was a Jack of all trades, combining ranching with building adobe houses and creating art with having a family. Eventually, something had to give and he sold the cattle in the late 80s.

When I pulled up to the house, it was like arriving in a simpler time when people were connected to the earth and self-sustainability was the only option for survival. The pace of life had drastically slowed since we left the paved road and we were quickly greeted by Rebecca, who was in the adjacent garden picking bunches of lavender. Charles was down at the barn preparing several young cows to be sold.

Mallery’s path is similar to that which is reflected in his familiar, circular sculpture, towering above Interstate 40 between exits 20 and 22: it loops back to the start, but the trajectory is totally new. In 2007, he put on his ranching hat again and purchased the first cows. Producing organic beef was the goal, in small part because there was a market for it, in large part to contribute to another kind of revolution. Charles and his partner, Rebecca Allina, are committed to the “food revolution,” a movement of people shouting out for answers about where their food came from and how it was raised, desiring a relationship with

For Charles Mallery, a return to ranching and his art is like coming full circle. He grew up in the area, near the ice caves, and graduated


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Charles Mallery and Rebecca Allina of El Morro Valley Ranch

the grower, and demanding responsibility and accountability in the food industry. Charles is of the pay-now-or-paylater frame of mind. He’s passionate when he explains that we “have to be willing to invest in a healthy food system – it’s the best health insurance you can buy.” About a year ago, food producers and other concerned citizens in the El Morro Valley came together to address the food gap in the area. There is little or no access to fresh, healthy food; thus, the area has been designated a “food desert.” The group, more than fifty members strong, has formed the El Morro Valley Cooperative in order to establish a food hub in the area to provide healthy, locally produced food. The co-op has been working with Farm to Table, a non-profit that works throughout the state and region to improve communities’ access to nutritious, affordable, locally grown, culturally significant foods by linking local food production to local needs. The organization has been instrumental in providing information, connections and support along the road to requesting government funding, grants and loans. Well on their way to acquiring necessary funds and pursuing their goals in a 3-phased plan, the co-op’s interests are aligning with those of the El Morro Valley Ranch in many ways. Shockingly, only 3% of beef raised in New Mexico is consumed by New Mexicans. Additionally, there is currently no USDA/organic slaughter facility in the state. A mobile matanza could be part of a solution. Matanza is Spanish and refers to the act of slaughtering and butchering a rancher’s livestock. A mobile matanza has been used in Taos County for the past four years. It’s a self-contained butchering unit in a 36-foot semi trailer, which is divided into the butchering room, refrigerated storage area and mechanical room where the generator, air compressor, hot water and sterilizing fluids are stored. A unit of this nature, along with a cut and wrap facility, would go a long way in helping to establish a food hub in the El Morro Valley.

. . . people shouting out for answers about where their food came from and how it was raised, desiring a relationship with the grower, and demanding responsibility and accountability in the food industry.

raised in the United States, the cows at El Morro Valley Ranch have been strictly grass fed all their lives on grassland that has been certified organic. They are 24 months at the time of slaughter (most feedlot cattle are 14 to 16 months old), allowed to grow and gain weight naturally without the use of protein supplements and hormones. They have not been given antibiotics to counteract the ill effects of an unnatural grain diet. And as a result, their meat is lower in fat, higher in healthy omega-3s, contains up to four times the amount of vitamin E than meat from feedlot cattle, and is much higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a nutrient associated with lower cancer risk. While these health benefits are in the interest of the consumer, the overall wellbeing of the cattle is important, as well. In handling the cattle, Charles and Rebecca follow a low-stress management plan created by Temple Grandin, a Doctor of Animal Science and professor at Colorado State University. Grandin was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and has an uncanny ability to relate to the thoughts and emotions of animals. She has designed humane animal-handling equipment, which includes sweeping curved corrals to minimize the stress the animals undergo. Charles and Rebecca are beginning to use her corral designs at the ranch whenever their animals need doctoring, sorting, branding, weighing, etc. They even implement Grandin’s methods when preparing the cattle for slaughter, transporting them at night to Durango, and allowing them to acclimate for 24 hours before processing. The result, for the consumer, is a more tender piece of meat. Fundamentally, Charles and Rebecca operate their ranch as grass farmers. El Morro Valley, the co-op, the ranch, and all the animals on it, are ultimately and essentially dependent on the earth and what it produces. Life here is simple, just as it was thirty-five years ago, just as it will be in another thirty-five. Simple, yet ever-changing. The revolution never stops. El Morro Valley Ranch sells their products at the Ramah Farmers’ Market, at La Montañita Co-op, and by contacting them (505) 783-4521 or

Back on the ranch, Charles and Rebecca are getting ready to process their fall beef. Unlike the majority of commercially available beef

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teachforamerica one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Karla Brown Kammy Webb

Corps Year: 2010 Undergraduate: Kalamazoo College Hometown: Ferndale, MI Teaching Community: Tohatchi School: Tohatchi Middle School Grade/Subject: 6-8 Reading

Corps Year: 2009 Undergraduate: Ashford University Hometown: Clinton, IA Teaching Community: Thoreau, NM School: Thoreau Elementary Grade/Subject: SPED (1st year), 4th (2nd and current year)

Why did you join Teach For America · New Mexico? I studied the School-to-Prison Pipeline in college, and through my work I came to believe that inequality in the education system is at the heart of social ills in the United States, and that it is the most pressing issue of our time. I want to dedicate my life to working to equalize education, and I decided that the best place to start would be as a teacher.

Why did you join Teach For America · New Mexico? I decided that I want to be a teacher as a way to give back to my community. I love to work with children and want to help the children in my community become empowered individuals through the attainment of knowledge. I wanted, specifically, to join TFA because I wanted to be a part of the great vision and mission that TFA holds for the student communities in New Mexico.

What Personal Goals have you set for yourself? My personal goals revolve completely around my students. They have set wonderfully ambitious goals for themselves, and so my goal is to be a very effective teacher, and thus enable my students to achieve their goals. Along with academic goals, I also want to teach my students how to be successful learners on their own, and how to advocate for themselves. Finally, I want to make my class fun!

What Personal Goals have you set for yourself? I want to be a highly effective teacher. I want to help my students excel not only academically, but also in their personal lives by teaching them the skills of a life-long learner. Life-long learners know how to gather knowledge, assess it, and apply it in their lives. They have vital skills that they can use in achieving the life of their own choosing because knowledge provides choice. I am also working toward achieving a Master's Degree in Education. On a more personal note, I am working toward living in a self-sufficient manner by growing the majority of my food, using solar power, setting up grey water systems, etc. I want to live in balance with my environment. Living in balance mentally, spiritually, physically and interpersonally with others is also a huge goal for me. Balance is everything.

What kinds of goals are your students trying to achieve? All of my students are several years behind grade level (some are 8th graders reading at a 3rd grade reading level). Our class goal is for every student to be reading at grade level by the end of the year. Some students have set even more ambitious goals for themselves, hoping to read at a 10th grade reading level. Our other, smaller goals include using reading and writing skills to be informed and active citizens, and simply enjoying reading. What is it like to teach in Tohatchi? It’s fantastic. I love the community in Tohatchi – it’s beautiful, the people are wonderful, and the kids are amazing. Do you spend a lot of time around where you teach? Definitely – I live here! I spend almost all my time here, and as soon as school activities get going I plan on attending as many as possible. Occasionally I head into Gallup for groceries, etc., but you can almost always find me in Tohatchi. What has been the most memorable moment of your teaching experience? My most memorable moment as a teacher was the day I was able to tell one of my students who had been struggling for years in school that he had not only met his goal, but had exceeded it, achieving 127%. His smile lit up the whole room.


What kinds of goals are your students trying to achieve? My 4th grade students this year are working on being proficient in reading, writing, and mathematics. More specifically, they work daily on being able to understand what they read at a deeper level, solving real world math problems using addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication, writing effectively so that they can express their own thoughts. My students are also working on being independent, critical thinkers who can exercise responsibility for their own actions by being aware of the choices that they make from moment to moment. What has been the most memorable moment of your teaching experience? There are so many wonderful moments every day that inspire me to continue what I do. When I laugh with my students I am especially happy. But a moment that stands out for me occurred last year when I taught special education. One of my second grade students who struggled to read started out the first few months of the school year refusing to read. This student hid under desks, and made all kinds of excuses to keep from having to read. By the time the temperatures in Thoreau were dipping down in the evenings and early mornings so that you had to wear a coat and the first snows had fallen, this student began to be excited to track reading progress. This student saw that reading a passage a second and third time always showed improvement from the first time. After much patience, love, and commitment, I was finally rewarded by seeing my student develop an intrinsic appreciation for reading. By the end of the school year, this student was proficient in reading!

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In Our Own Backyard:


was driving my truck down Highway 66 a few weeks ago when I was transported to another place by Johnny Cash’s voice blaring through the speakers above the diesel engine. Johnny’s “Long Black Veil” momentarily picked me up and dropped me thirty miles east of where I was and, for that short amount of time, I basked in sweet memories of a game called bucketball, cottonwood trees, campfires, greasy hair, flat tires, hiking boots, sunburn, and the smiling faces of some adorable young ladies that I wished more than anything were in the back of my vehicle giggling and gossiping. All too quickly I was snapped back to battling the annoying Gallup traffic but it was nearly enough to make me hop the median and go directly back to a place called the Cottonwood Gulch in attempt to recapture that memory again. The Cottonwood Gulch is an educational wilderness program that operates primarily during the summer months on a beautiful base camp near Bluewater, NM. From this base camp various groups with kids ages 10-18 travel within nearly a 200-mile radius around the Southwest. I was a new staff member to the Cottonwood Gulch last


summer and had heard little about it even though I grew up in Gallup. I took on the challenge and adventure of leading the Turquoise Trail, the all-girls group ages 13-15. Being a high school teacher during the school year afforded me the opportunity to do what I really love during the summer – enjoying the wilderness and teaching teens to appreciate how much “roughing it” in the woods can add to their lives. Admittedly, I was apprehensive and worried at the beginning of the summer as to what the Gulch was all about, but I soon realized that I was truly in for an adventurous and thrilling summer. The staff I met there gave me new lifelong friends, the girls on the Turquoise Trail gave me joy and laughter that I haven’t had since I was a fourteen-year-old, and the places we explored gave me renewed peace and balance in my life. Being a native of this area I was so inspired by the genuine good that comes from the Cottonwood Gulch. The commitment to outdoor education, physical fitness, and community are things that I see so desperately needed in this area. And now that I know such a place is

literally right under our noses, I think the possibilities are endless. I often think about ways to connect my students or other locals here in Gallup to the Cottonwood Gulch. I want students and people who know and love this area to be immersed in such positive reconnection to nature, culture and human connectedness. I realize that making these bonds might take time and certainly lots of planning, but as the Cottonwood Gulch continues to morph and develop in the 21st century I think that it can be a vital element of education to students and families in northwest New Mexico as well as those in Massachusetts, California, Maryland and Oregon to name a few. As an educator, the value of having students participate in programs like the Cottonwood Gulch is a priceless tool for helping them succeed in ways beyond the traditional classroom. Though the regular season at the Gulch has come to an end, there are various school trips that happen through the organization during the fall and spring. Whether you’re a parent looking for somewhere to send your child next summer, a student wanting to try a summer of backpacking and no cell phones, or a young adult looking for an amazing summer

I want students and people who know and love this area to be immersed in such positive reconnection to nature, culture and human connectedness. job next year, the Cottonwood Gulch is worth checking out. Go to for more information and to perhaps make some plans for next summer. You, too, might be surprised at the memories you can have from an old Johnny Cash song that you sang around a crackling fire under a brilliant starry sky during a magical summer.

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by Bob Siebersma


ith no movie theater, TV, radio, or bookstore, I spend a lot of time walking, and as I enter my tenth month living in this curious place called China some impressions stick in my mind that illustrate the alternate reality of daily life in this emerging giant. A mother places a plastic bag strategically beneath her squatting two year old, a bag carried for the same reason that socially conscious Americans do when walking the dog.  The split pants with little cheeks showing, work wonderfully well.   Four old men sitting in the traffic lane calmly play mahjong while shoals of black BMWs and Mercedes swirl past and around them.    My favorite beggar, perched on the sidewalk outside my weekend hotel, smiles and waves as he sees me approach.  He’s expecting his weekly 5-yuan note and gets it, accepting it with a flood of Chinese accompanied by a handshake.  A legless beggar with a small baby talks on her cell phone.   An old woman on a Mao-era rusty bicycle pedals serenely past the black Rolls Royce waiting at the stoplight.  She’s making much better progress through the traffic than it is.   Grandmas and grandpas walk the streets in the company of their teenage grandchildren, enjoying the attentive and obviously respectful kids.   An old man with his herd of five nanny goats sells the freshest goat milk to be had, milking it directly into containers brought by his customers.   The high-class expat supermarket offers flour tortillas, 10 for $8 US.   A 20 oz. bottle of the good local beer goes for 15 cents.  A cup of mediocre coffee goes for $3.75 at the local Starbucks.   After asking odd, penetrating questions about whether my religion forbids eating certain foods, my translator finally tells me what was in the soup we just enjoyed.   The hotel staff peeks over my shoulder to see why I’m talking to my computer.  They laugh when they see that I’m on video Skype with my wife, whom they recognize from previous stays.  They also think my Canadian and US grandkids are cute.   The most daring girls at the beaches in Qingdao get wild and crazy by rolling their pants legs up to their knees and playing tag with the waves.   A conversation with some Chinese watching the government TV news indicates that they don’t believe any of that stuff either.  


The local restaurants indicate their specialties by placing small stuffed toys in the window – lambs, dogs, cats, fish, and so on. 90% of the teens I meet walking on the sidewalks are wearing T-shirts with words or phrases in English.  Some of them are hilarious conglomerations of words and they have no idea what they say.  My attempt to find T-shirts for the grandkids with Chinese on them is fruitless.  They don’t exist.   My $9 Rolex keeps great time for 8 days.   Rainy mornings are especially colorful as the bike and motorbike commuters break out large plastic ponchos.   The supermarket features huge piles of various animal parts in separate bins; heads, necks, feet, gizzards, livers, and various reproductive organs.  Some seafood delicacies go for $100 per pound.   Careful selection is necessary in choosing eggs so you don’t get the ones with almost-hatched chicks inside.   The airports are spotless, modern, and staffed by unbelievably helpful and polite staff.  Flying back through LAX is a rude, dirty, unorganized shock to my system.   Tea, all 500 varieties, is the indispensable lubricant to all relationships, personal, family, and business.   My heart aches for the clean, dry, sunny, endless skies of New Mexico.   My finance manager artfully threads his way through yet another tax bureau audit using expensive cigarettes, lavish two-hour lunches, and strategic 100-yuan notes.   The Chinese are extremely proud of their 4,000-year history but know almost nothing about what happened here from 1950–1980.   Business is intensely personal.  Without relationship it grinds to a halt.   Kids are princes and princesses because of the one-child policy, still followed rigorously.   Two 18-year-old princes and princesses can be a royal pain in the posterior.   Some Chinese young people are among the happiest people I’ve ever met.   So I keep watching, wondering, learning, questioning, eating, and enjoying periodic bouts of melancholy as I grow older and wiser in the middle kingdom of Zhonqquo.

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Lit Crit Lite A look at some books available at your local public library

by Tom McLaren Mr. McLaren teaches at UNM Gallup and is currently finishing his dissertation on American Avant-garde drama. He has spent several years in Asia and, in his younger days, was an amateur book reviewer who once had an article published in an international magazine.

Moore’s hard-boiled, noir plots and style place him handsdown as one of the top current crime writers.


hristopher G. Moore has been writing Southeast Asian thrillers for over twenty-five years. He has achieved recognition for the quality of his work around the world, but due to publishing his work in somewhat obscure English-language publishing houses in East Asia, has never hit it big in America. Some very insightful editor at Grove Atlantic/ Black Cat has decided to release his Vincent Calvino, Bangkok private eye, series in the US, much to the delight of those collectors who have paid upwards of $483 for used copies of his work. Grove has released Spirit House, The Risk of Infidelity Index, and Paying Back Jack, along with its most recent publication Asia Hand. Vincent Calvino was a New York City attorney who was set up for interfering with the Chinese triads who at the time were squeezing a friend of his, a young Thai nicknamed “Pratt” who would later go on to become a police colonel in Bangkok. The triads wanted to force Pratt into the Bangkok drug trade, but Calvino appealed to his uncle, an Italian from the old neighborhood, “the kind who played checkers in front of a restaurant in Little Italy” to help Pratt out. The triads ended up in garbage bags, but they got revenge by fabricating a case that resulted in Calvino being disbarred from practicing law in the state of New York. In Asia Hand, the second Vincent Calvino adventure (the fourth published by Grove), Calvino is called away from his Chinese New Year celebration at the Yellow Parrot jazz bar to the scene where police are fishing the body of his neighbor from a Bangkok slum out of a lake near Lumpini Park. His neighbor, Jerry Hutton, was a third-shift farang [Thai slang for foreigner] cameraman in Thailand, who, prior to his death, had caught on camera the gruesome execution of three Karen students on the Thai-Burmese border. His footage had been picked up by CNN, and this was his big break to the first shift.


“Third-shift farangs arrived in Thailand because the third-shift rumor mill had hooked them up with the promise they might advance into a first-shift life in a tropical paradise. These farangs had walked away from their third-shift factories, taxi companies, police forces, newspapers . . . In Bangkok, you could start over and no one would suspect, except the old hands, that you were a third-shifter. Calvino picked them out of the crowd. The short list of shared characteristics of these farang males included one of the following: They were overweight; ugly; tattooed; crippled; had a defective personality; were a borderline alcoholic, a speedfreak, or a heavy smoker; and/or on the run from someone or the law. After being disbarred from the practice of law in New York, Calvino had joined the ranks of the third shift.” Calvino investigates the “small-time, no name” B-level director Hutton had been working for, eventually discovering that the director’s on-location international shoots are actually cover for a stealth operation unit. By that time, the director has hired Calvino’s local Japanese girlfriend and flown in his ex-wife and daughter from Queens to take part in the production, leaving him no choice but to take the whole operation down. Set against the backdrop of the Thai pro-democracy movement, Moore’s hardboiled, noir plots and style place him hands-down as one of the top current crime writers. His use of exotic Southeast Asian locales, such as Thailand and Cambodia and his deep insights into local culture are icing on the cake. Anyone who wants to escape, for a short time from the humdrum workaday world to an exotic Southeast Asian city full of international intrigue, should include Christopher G. Moore’s Asia Hand as part of their reading.

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Really Homemade

By Heather Donley

Small lait caillé (yogurt) shop in Saint-Louis, Senegal.

(by Ferdinand Reus)


ecently, I find myself wanting a cow! I imagine her in my backyard grazing happily and basking in the warm New Mexico sunshine. She’d provide us with gallons and gallons of milk daily so that I could whip up oodles and oodles of yogurt, cheese, ice cream, pudding, and any other dairy creation imaginable. At least that’s how it goes in my dream. In reality, I don’t have any of the skills (except common sense) needed to actually pull it off, though with the right influences in my life, I might get there someday. Back in July, I headed home to Ohio where I was born and raised and had the good fortune of running into just one of those influential-type people. Out for a drive one afternoon, I thankfully passed a farm stand and stopped to check out their fresh veggies. Coincidentally, the owner of the stand and nearby 600-acre farm happened to be busily stocking the produce for the day. As we engaged in a lengthy conversation, I noticed a silver pail of milk sitting off in the grass. We continued to chat about all sorts of food-related topics from using her farm to start up a CSA to how she raises pigs to that pail of milk. It turned out she’s quite a cheese maker using all of the leftover milk from her goats and cows to make all kinds of cheeses such as mozzarella and cream cheese, which she explained could easily be frozen unlike some store-bought cheeses that often contain binding agents. She reassured me that cheese making was as simple as bread making. And as she talked on about adding a creamery to her roadside market, I found myself hanging on this woman’s every word, this interesting stranger who I wished would take me on as her apprentice so that I could learn how to live on a farm and raise animals so that I, too, might have what she had and give that kind of life to my son. I guess I marvel at those individuals who can truly make food from scratch, which in this case does not involve making food from a box as some people


think. Making food at home is really something special, and I’m not merely referring to the assembling of meals but rather the creation of those basic ingredients that we rely on the food industry to produce and the supermarkets to stock such as dairy products, eggs, juices, and baked goods. Meal production was the type of home cooking that I was most exposed to growing up and am thus familiar with, though bread making played a role in my childhood thanks to my mother. Another experience I’d had with making food from scratch as I’ve defined it was in elementary school when we got to churn butter and then eat it on crackers! I can still remember the amazement I felt at seeing actual butter form before my eyes. Finally, when I lived in West Africa, I learned how to make peanut butter, ginger juice, yogurt, and mango jam. These were foods that everyone knew how to make and were cheaper to create at home (and super easy) than buy from any supermarche (French for supermarket) and ooh, were they ever fresh and delicious. So, I guess I have more experience than I thought with the down-on-thefarm kind of sustainable cooking, but, I wish I had more. I wish I lived on a farm and raised animals and milked cows and made cheese from the milk and collected eggs from my chickens and . . . And, there are all kinds of people in and around our community who possess these skills and knowledge from whom I can learn if I invest more of myself and my time and my energy into this desire of mine. I am reminded of one who raises chickens, another who makes mozzarella cheese, ice cream, and keeps bees, and still another who makes bread and yogurt. These people can influence and inspire me and anyone else interested in making food that is really homemade. And in doing so, we can become a little less dependent on the food industry machine and a little healthier.


I wished this stranger would take me on as her apprentice so that I could learn how to live on a farm and raise animals . . .


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Homemade Yogurt

The Yogourmet Instructions as well as helpful advice


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1. Fill large pot with water and heat to boiling. Sterilize spoon and thermometer in hot water. Remove. 2. Place milk in a saucepan that can fit inside of large pot (or use double boiler). Place saucepan in the pot of boiling water. 3. Heat milk to 180 F. 4. Remove saucepan from hot water, and let milk cool down to 108-112 F. 5. Dissolve 5 g rams of starter or ¼ cup of plain yogurt with a small quantity of lukewarm milk in a small cup, and then pour back into the saucepan. Mix well. 6. Heat oven at lowest temperature for a short period of time and then turn off. 7. Wrap saucepan in a towel, and place in oven overnight or for 7-8 hours. Do not disturb. 8. To stop incubation, stir and refrigerate yogurt.

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my rambles. by n. haveman

Recently, I’ve been kind of sick. The good news is that I feel much better as I’m writing this. I’ll probably be feeling even better than that as you’re reading this. So that’s good, right? All I want to do these days is play golf. Now, I say that, and I think I’ve only played twice since I got back from vacation. I’ve been too busy to get out there (or too sick) to play. What else is happening . . . Oh yeah, fantasy football is just about to start. It’s a great time of year to be a football fan. It’s also a great time of year to be a Detroit Lions fan. I will be going on the record in a moment. You’ll know that I’m going on the record because I’ll say that I’m going on the record. I’m going on the record: THE LIONS WILL WIN 9 GAMES AND MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. Isn’t it great?! Anyway, fantasy football is the only thing that’s really kept me a football fan these past years that the Lions have been so terrible. I mean, how can you consistently cheer for a team that really has sucked for about ten years. I mean sucked. Luckily, this is their year. Well, not their year to win it all – but if they do, I’ll be happy about it. But it’s their year to win a bunch of games. Especially against that loser Favre. We’ve finally got some tomatoes on our tomato plants. The plants are huge – which is awesome – but the actual tomatoes are still kind of sickly and green. I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to pluck some off in the next couple weeks. Our chickens are getting huge, too. And with huge chickens come huge chicken poops. I had no idea. None. It’s like they constantly have diarrhea. I know it sounds gross (and it certainly is), but they can’t help themselves. Hopefully they’ll stop pooping so much and lay some eggs. I think that’s as good a note as any to end on. Until next time.


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Circle of Light Mural:

Louva Dahozy

In 1994, Ellis Tanner commissioned Navajo artist, Chester Kahn, to paint murals of prominent Navajos on the walls of his business, Ellis Tanner Trading Company. He wanted to inspire Navajo youth with positive role models while encouraging them to take pride in their culture, language, history, and traditions. The seven-year mural project was completed in 2000 when Ellis established the non-profit organization, “Circle of Light.” The group’s objective is to foster a strong sense of cultural pride and self worth in Navajo youth and to continue their education, along with non-Navajos, about the rich history, culture, language, and positive contributions of the Navajo people. Please stop in to Ellis Tanner Trading Company and see the faces of Navajo achievement. Gallup Journey Magazine intends to feature a section of this mural every issue. For more information on the “Circle of Light” please call 505.726.8030 or go to

Louva Dahozy, under the Office of Navajo

Economic Opportunity (ONEO), developed a Navajo Cookbook stressing traditional foods. She has continued to stress healthy lifestyles and traditional knowledge of healthy eating. In 1994 she was the recipient of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Lifetime Award from the University of Arizona.

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What Can I Expect When Serving on Jury Duty? Most trials in Gallup last two to four days. However, on occasion a trial can last a full week and in rare instances can last more than a week. The court clerk will call a pool of approximately sixty (60) jurors for jury duty on most trials. From the sixty called, twelve jurors will be chosen along with two alternate jurors. Jurors report for jury duty on the second floor of the new courthouse building and are checked in by the jury clerk and bailiff. The jury panel for a trial is then randomly selected from everyone that appears that day for jury duty, with everyone seated in numerical order of how their names were drawn from #1 to #60. The judge and attorneys for both sides will do what is known as Voir Dire of the jury. Voir Dire is a Latin phrase that means “to speak the truth” and is the process where jurors are asked questions to determine their competency to serve as jurors in the particular case; to see if any of the jurors know the parties to the lawsuit, the events surrounding the lawsuit, or have any tendency for or against either of the parties’ legal position in the lawsuit. Once a jury is seated, along with two alternates, all other jurors are excused and the trial begins. Jurors are given time to call their families and/or employers to advise them they have been chosen to serve on a jury and to make arrangements for being absent from home or work for the next few days. A jury trial usually commences at 8:30 a.m. and continues until 5:00 p.m. every day until the trial is complete. Jurors are given a lunch break and a morning and afternoon break. Once the trial is complete, the judge will give the jurors instructions on the law, the lawyers will make closing arguments and the jury then recesses to the jury room to make a decision on the case. The judge also gives the jury forms to fill out after their deliberations as to how the jury finds in the case. In the jury room, the jurors select one of the twelve to serve as foreperson, and he, or she, presides over the deliberations and signs the jury form and returns them to the judge after the jury has made its decision.


Rosetta Stone Releases Navajo Language Software Rosetta Stone Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions and has been working since January 2006 on creating software for the Navajo language as part of its Endangered Language Program. Though Navajo is the most-spoken Native American language north of Mexico (still spoken by more than 100,000 people), its use and fluency among younger generations is in dramatic decline. Rosetta Stone Navajo software will be available for use in Navajo Nation schools, homes and chapter houses in an effort to help reverse this decline. Rosetta Stone has partnered with Navajo Language Renaissance, a non-profit group of Navajo educators, to sell the software. All proceeds beyond costs of shipping, etc. will go towards the production of further projects to help revitalize the Navajo language like Rosetta Stone Navajo Levels 3 and 4. At this time, orders can be sent to Navajo Language Renaissance, PO Box 1111, Cornville, AZ 86325. Money orders only please. In the future, there will be other locations where Rosetta Stone Navajo can be purchased. Rosetta Stone invites prospective learners to visit for a free online trial of the Navajo-language software. You can also access the trial from twitter ( and Facebook ( pages.

Child Safety Seat Fitting Station in Gallup National Seat Check Day, September 25 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is estimated that 3 out of 4 car seats are used incorrectly.  NHTSA also reports that using child safety seats decreases the risk of child fatalities in a crash by 71% for infants and 54% for older children.  NHTSA further reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children age 3 to 6 and 8 to 14.  Participate in National Seat Check Day on Saturday, September 25th with an appointment to make sure your child is safe! Safer New Mexico Now is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting New Mexico families by improving traffic safety.  Our child passenger safety programs include nine child safety seat fitting stations across the state, including one in Gallup.  The fitting stations are funded through the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Bureau and are operated through partnerships with public and private agencies. The Gallup fitting station is a partnership with Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital and the Gallup Fire Department.  At these fitting stations, parents and caregivers can have their seats inspected or installed by certified technicians.  The events occur on the fourth Saturday of every month at Fire Station #1 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To make an appointment, please call 1 (800) 231-6145.  For other questions about child passenger safety or to order educational materials about traffic safety, individuals can visit Safer New Mexico Now’s website at: or call (505) 856-6119. 


Native American Art Auction Hubbell Trading Post, September 18 The staff at Hubbell Trading Post NHS along with the Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Inc. enthusiastically invite you to join us for the next Native American Art auction on September 18, 2010. For over 10 years the Friends of Hubbell Trading Post NHS, Inc. have been hosting Native American Art auctions at the National Historic Site in Ganado, Arizona. These auctions include contemporary and antique Navajo rugs, Pueblo Katsina dolls, pottery, paintings, carvings and baskets from many tribes.  In addition to the auction there will be numerous art and food vendors available for your indulgence. The park will open at 8 AM and the auction preview will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM with the bidding beginning at noon. For your pleasure, tours of the Hubbell family home will be available in the morning and the trading post store will be open all day. For more information, please call  (928) 755-3475 and visit these websites: www.nps. gov/hutr and Remember, Hubbell observes daylight saving time, along with the Navajo Nation.  Our clocks are one hour ahead of Flagstaff, Phoenix, Winslow and Holbrook. When it is 8 AM in Flagstaff it is 9 AM in Ganado. We are always the same time as New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

Recycling Update One Stop Recycling is available at the Recycling Center located at the NWNM Transfer Station in Gallup on Hasler Valley Road. The recycling center is staffed Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 8AM to 4:30PM.

Gallup Community Concert Membership Drive The Gallup Community Concert Association is having their membership drive. Concerts for the 2010-2011 series are as follows: 10/5/10—Redhead Express, Walker Family of Nine 10/25/10—Simon and Son, Piano Duo 1/17/11—Edgar Cruz, Guitarist Extraordinaire 2/1/11—Intersection Trio, Violin, Cello & Piano 3/31/11—River City 6, Brass Ensemble 4/14/11—The Marlins, Vocalists and Band Membership for all 6 Concerts is as follows: Adult Memberships @ $40.00 each Student (school age) @ $15.00 each Family Membership (2 adults + school age kids) @ $90.00 each Single Parent Family (1 adult + school age kids) @ 50.00 each Memberships can be mailed to: Gallup Community Concert Association, 3708 Zia Drive, Gallup, NM 87301 NOTE: Please include your name, mailing address, names of children (if applicable) and check to the above address. A season membership entitles bearer to attend all Community Concert performances in the immediate Four Corners area. Concerts begin at 7:00PM. For further information you may contact either Joyce Graves at 505-863-3075 or Peg Franz at 505-722-5671.

ITEMS ACCEPTED These items should be clean and sorted by type. Corrugated cardboard, Newspaper, White Paper, White Shredded Paper, Aluminum Cans, Steel Cans. Electronics, a major source of waste and weight, can now be recycled more efficiently and conveniently. Computers and most electronics are accepted for free.  A nominal disposal fee ($5) is charged for televisions because of the lead contained in the glass. This is a small price to pay to divert these items from the landfill and to ensure that the lead is handled according to EPA guidelines. The following items are accepted: Servers, Computers, Laptops , Computer components and equipment including keyboards and mice, Flat screen monitors, Printers, Ink and Toner Cartridges, Copiers and fax machines, Scanners, Telephones and cell phones, Palm Pilots and hand-held electronic devices. Pots and pans, Lead Acid Batteries, Microwave Ovens, Motors, Vehicle Batteries (We compensate for vehicle batteries.) ALSO accept Computer back-up batteries, UPS batteries, TV satellite equipment, VCRs, CD players, stereo equipment, wires, cables, cameras and computer and TV game assemblies.  We will also take copper, aluminum and vehicle batteries. The following items are not accepted: Coffee makers, Irons, Hair dryers, Bread machines, Light bulbs, Appliances Components are sold only to US recyclers to be incorporated into newly manufactured products.  Mixed Paper – New Category Grey board (like cereal boxes), Junk Mail, Magazines, Catalogs. For more information about the who, what, where, when, and how to recycle contact Betsy Windisch, Recycling Coordinator-Connections, Inc. (722-9257 / 879-2581) or Gerald O’Hara, McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council (7225142 / 870-1314).

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TOWN Free Computer and Internet Training Where: Octavia Fellin Library Registration is now open for free computer and Internet training at the Octavia Fellin Library. Funded by a 3-year grant from the NM State Library called Fast Forward New Mexico, Gallup was selected out of sixteen New Mexico locations to launch this new and exciting program. Classes start in September and can accommodate up to 18 students. Divided into two levels, training includes basic computer and Internet skills, how to buy and set up a computer and how to take an online class. In addition, four classes are geared to small businesses and entrepreneurs and include using the Internet for profit, website development, online sales, marketing and using social media. Classes will rotate every other month To register, please call the library at (505) 863-1291 or go to The following provides expanded training information: Basic Computer Skills – Gain fundamental information about computers and get hands-on experience with equipment and techniques. By the end of this course, participants will be able to create, save, and edit a sample Microsoft Word document. Introduction to the Internet – With access to the Internet, people literally have the world at their fingertips! This course provides an overview of the Internet, what’s available, and how to find information.

The Pyramid Rock Trail

This was constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps in 2003 as a hiking trail in the spectacular Red Rocks overlooking Red Rock State Park west of Gallup near Churchrock, NM. The trail winds its way up to Pyramid Rock, a prominent high point in the area which gives a true 360 degree view of this fascinating and beautiful landscape. On a clear day you can see the Zuni Mountains and the White Mountains to the south and west and Mt. Taylor and Mount Ebon to the east and north.


Selecting, Installing and Maintaining a Computer – This course provides the information you need to select a computer, find an appropriate Internet Service Provider plan, and set up and install basic equipment and programs. How to Take an Online Course – Gain experience and skill with important online training tools, learn to succeed in an online learning environment, and discover where to find information about the many courses offered online. Internet Tools for Business 1 – Increase the profitability of your business by learning ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency with the help of online tools. Internet for Business 2 – Are you thinking about setting up a website for your business? Do you want to expand your market and sell your products and services online? Learn how to increase business revenue through online sales and marketing techniques. Social Media for Marketing 1 – Have you considered using social media to promote your business? Gain an understanding of the history and basic concepts of social networking. Create accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube and learn how to develop and use them to build a successful marketing strategy. Social Media for Marketing 2 – Find out if blogging is the right tool for your business. Learn to manage your established Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube accounts to stay organized and efficiently streamline your social media marketing process.

McGaffey Recreation Area

Venturing further from Gallup, approximately 20 minutes east and south, the Zuni Mountains offer rich outdoor opportunities. The trailhead at Mile Marker 3 on NM400 offers access to some 50 miles of pristine single track trail. The terrain is gentle Ponderosa forest at 7000’ to 8000’ of altitude. The trails meander through open forest with sporadic climbs in and out of scattered drainages.

gallup area Rodeo Schedule 9/4 6th Annual Jinnity’s Bull Riding Challenge Pinon, AZ Pinon Community Arena Info: 928.675.1355

9/18-19 4th Annual Good Times Saddle Roping Vanderwagen, NM Boyd’s Arena Info: 505.879.1078, 505.879.4610

9/5 Mooney’s 1st Annual Bull Riding Pinedale (to Beehwiisgani), NM Harold Morgan’s Mooney’s Arena Info: 505.862.2609 or

9/19 7th Annual 2010 Champion vs. Champion Bull Riding Tsayatoh, NM Circle (S) Arena Info: Sheldon Largo 505.686.3498

Open Jackpot Roping Platero’s Arena Info: Kevin 505.331.7449

9/25 2010 DeRon Lupe Challenge of Champion Cibecue, AZ D/H Arena Info: DeRon & Heather Lupe 928.205.3214, 928.205.8194

Bahe’s Bull Riders Only Info: Abel Bahe 505.728.0965, Brannon Bahe 505.713.1332 5th Annual Ultimate Ranch Cowboy Horse Competition Crystal, NM Mile Marker 14, NM Hwy. 134 Info: Patricia 505.777.2569, Theresa 505.777.2009 9/11 High Stakes Extreme Bucks! Rabbitbrush, NM Info: Virgil 505.285.7344, Sylvia 505.906.1223

10/2 2nd Annual Rodeo Billy Bullriding Classic Whiteriver, AZ Turkey Creek Rodeo Arena Info: Bobby Billy JR 928.434.5648, 928.338.1763 10/2-3 99th Annual Shiprock Fair & Rodeo Info: Debbie Williams 505.809.0059

8th Annual 2010 Art Watchman’s Bullmania Paradise Ranch 7 (1.5 miles north of N.P.S.) Info: Art 928.674.8038 9/26 4th Annual Route 66 Manuelito Bull Bash Manuelito, NM Duboise Arena Info: 505.713.7522

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Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts, Self-Defense for Men & Women, Fierce Combatives (Military & Law Enforcement Personnel) Prevention: Violence & Gang Prevention, Preventing Conflict Motivation: Leadership Through Defining a Warrior

Health & Wellness: Meditation "Breath Power" for focus, relaxation & anger management.


ast month Senator Jeff Bingaman and Lt. Governor Diane Denish visited the Lexington Hotel. They looked at our plans for renovating the facility and asked good questions. It was a pleasure to see staff and people from the community at this event.

Last month we found out that we did not receive a grant for the renovation of the Lexington Hotel. We know that grants are not guaranteed. So now we are exploring a phased approach to renovating the Lexington in partnership with Tohatchi Area Opportunity and Service (TAOS). We will need to recruit volunteers to help with construction, painting and all the myriad of tasks that go with renovating a facility. We believe that construction documents will be completed by the end of the year. These documents will enable us to determine what needs to be contracted and what can be done with volunteer labor. Look for news in next year’s editions of the Journey for volunteer opportunities.

Available for self-defense lessons, school & security consultations, workshops, speaking events & individual/small group instruction.

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On September 18 we will be hosting a fun ride 66-mile bicycle ride. There will be shorter options, too, for those who cannot ride the entire 66 miles. Riders will pay a registration fee of $66. Those who collect pledges of more than $150 will get a beautiful coffee mug. It’s easy to sign up. Ask your friends to support your ride by making a donation to CARE 66. All donations are tax deductible. More information can be found at asp. Thank you again for your support in this endeavor of bringing prosperity to this area and making hope possible. Until next month stay well and do good! To find out more about CARE 66 go to, we also have a blog at http://care66., which we have been known to update once in a while. Sanjay can be reached at

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September Community Calendar Sunday ONGOING


Sunday MTB Ride meets at mile marker 3 trail head on NM 400, 7 miles south of I-40, Exit 33. During months when the forest is inaccessible this ride meets at the East Trail Head of the High Desert Trail System.

Battered Families Services, Inc. has a women’s support group that meets weekly. A children’s support group is available at the same time for children six years of age and older. Info: 7226389.

Support Class for Parents of Teens at First United Methodist Church from 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 863-4512.

Codependents Anonymous, 6pm at First United Methodist Church. Info: Liz at 863-5928.

Poetry Group meets at Inscription Rock Trading at 11am, just east of Ramah on Route 53. Psychic Playtime with RedWulf at the Old School Gallery 1st and 3rd Sundays, 7-9:30pm. Tarot, drum journeys and more tools to explore your inner self. $1 donation. Info: RedWulf @ 505-783-4612.

Tai Chi Chuan with Monika & Urs Gauderon at Old School Gallery, east of Ramah on Hwy 53. 5pm/advanced and 6:30pm/beginners. $50/ month. Info: Monika @ 775-3045. “Teen Survivors of Dating and Domestic Violence” support group meeting, 6:30-8:30pm. Info: 722-6389.

“Meet Me Downtown” Inaugaural 5-K Fun Run/Walk and One-mile Fun Run/ Walk. Proceeds to benefit the GHS Bengal Girls Dance Team. Race day registration at Gurley Motor Company, ends promptly at 7:20am, race starts at 7:30am. For more information and to register early, call Kristy Tiley (870-0976) or Mike Tiley (721-9157).

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Quilt Club, 7-9pm at Gallup Service Mart. Free! Come join other quilters in the area to share projects you are working on or have completed. Class newsletter for the months of October, November and December will be given out and discussed at this meeting. For more information, call 722-9414.


Habitat for Humanity of Gallup Board of Directors meeting at 6pm. Committee reports will be given during the board meeting. Anyone interested in working with a committee is encouraged to attend. WE NEED NEW INVOLVEMENT NOW IN ORDER TO CONTINUE OUR WORK!! PLEASE JOIN US!! Bethany CRC, 1110 S. Tasting Party and Brunch! We are gathering Strong Dr. Info: 722-4226 or habitatgallup@ recipes to create a supplement to the El Morro Area Arts Council (EMAAC) Recipe Book. Some new recipes will be sampled at this event. If you prepare a dish, you will not Gallup’s Sustainable Energy Board have to pay admission to attend. 11am $5. meeting upstairs in the GJU conference Call Claire Knowles (783-4900). room, 3-5pm. For info or agenda email The Westminster Presbyterian Church, located off South Boardman Drive, will host the September Taize Worship Service at 4 pm. This special ecumenical service features prayer, music, scripture, and silence. For information about Taize, contact Linda at (505) 905-5254. For transportation, directions, or child care, contact Betsy at 8634512 or 722-9257.


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Bargello Quilting Class at Old School Gallery, 11am-5pm. Space is limited. Please sign up at the Gallery (783-4710). Call Susan (783-4475) with questions. FIREBALL RUN ADVENTURALLY is stopping in Gallup during their race across America! You’re invited to the Courthouse Square from 5 to 6:30pm for the welcoming event. Then on Monday, Sep. 27, meet at Ford and 66 for the starting lineup and green flag race departure! For more information, visit



Cancer support group, for information call 8633075 or 863-6140. Explore & Expand at 11am at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120.

Tai-Chi Taught by Monika Gauderon at RMCH Vanden Bosch Clinic. 6pm for beginners. $60/ month.

Join the weekly mountain biking crew. Meet at 6pm at the east trail head of the High Desert Trail System. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 505-722-7030.

RMCHCS Diabetes Education Classes – First four Tuesdays of the month, starting at 6pm. RMCHCS 2nd floor library. For more information, call 7266918.

Gallup Solar Group open community meetings. 6pm at 113 E. Logan. For more information, call Be at 726-2497.

Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:20 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Chris at 505 870-4112.

Youth Group Meeting, “THE LOFT”, at First Baptist Church from 7-8pm. Info: 722-4401. Spay-Neuter Discount Clinic for Low Income Pet Owners at the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society, N. Highway 491. Call 863-2616 for an appointment.

Adult chess club at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup, 5-7pm.

Fiber Arts Group 1:30 pm at the Old School Gallery. Call for schedule of classes 783-4710.


AL-ANON support group for family and friends of alcoholics. Every Tuesday at 12pm, first United Methodist Church (library). Info: 1-888-4ALANON or


Yoga at Old School Gallery, 9:30am. Everyone welcome. Info: 783-4710.

Tai Chi at Old School Gallery, 9:30am. Info: Reed at 783-4067.

5th Annual Ultimate Ranch Cowboy Horse Competition will be held in Crystal, NM just west of Narbona Pass located at Mile Marker 14, NM Highway 134. The URCHC tests a wide range of horsemanship and challenges skills of both the rancher and horse. The entry fee for the competition is $50.00 for each team of rancher and horse. Proceeds go to fund college scholarships for local community members. For more information, you may contact Patricia at 505777-2569 or Theresa at 505-777-2009.


Preschool Story Time, 11am at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120.

Ladies’ MTB ride at High Desert Trail System starting at Gamerco trailhead at 6PM. Come to exercise, socialize, and have fun!

Plateau Science Society meets the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Red Mesa Center at 2:30pm.




Mercy Me & Addison Road Live in Concert at the 64th Annual Navajo Nation Fair, 8PM at Dean C. Jackson Memorial Arena in Window Rock, AZ. Tickets only $2! For more information visit


CROP Hunger Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) A meeting to plan this year’s walk to end hunger will take place at First United Methodist Church in Gallup. Time TBA. To have your church, business, youth group, organization, family, or just yourself learn more about this annual walk to alleviate hunger locally and globally contact Betsy (863-4512 / 722-9257), Sally (863-4284), Sr. Mary (722-0999), or Sherry (863-8140). Prairie Point and Reversible Binding, 6-9pm at Gallup Service Mart. $15 includes pattern. Bring a prepared 18-inch block and leave with a sample to use in binding future quilts using either a Prairie Point binding or a Reversible binding (a different binding on each side of the quilt) Instructor Marje Polich Level – Confident beginner/Intermediate. For more information, call 722-9414. The Pastoral Care Department of RMCHCS sponsors a Grief Support Group for people who have suffered a significant loss through death, illness, divorce, or relocation. The sessions will be each Tuesday evening from September 14 to October 26, 2010 from 7 to 9pm. This 7-week group is free of charge and will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Please pre-register for the group by calling Chaplain Kris Pikaart at 863-7140.


“One Nation One Year,” a photo book on the Navajo Nation by Navajo photographer Don James, open house 5-7 at the Gallup Cultural Center. Don will be available to sign copies of the new book. For more information, call Rio Grande Books at 505 344-9382.


MOMS Club of Gallup Area Meeting. Ever feel like you are the only mother who stays at home? You are not alone. Come meet other at-home mothers at MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club. All ages, races, and religions are welcome to come. Mothers may bring their children also. For the safety of our children, please contact Christina Chavez for place and time. Christina Chavez: 505-879-2365 or email:


Sewing Machine 101 at Gallup Service Mart, 6-8pm. $10 to learn about your sewing machine and its attachments. This is the time to come ask John questions regarding the basic use of your sewing machine. Learn about attachments, needles, thread, tension, stitch length and simple problem solving skills regarding sewing. Instructor: John M Level: All levels. For more information, call 722-9414.

On October 1st, Angela’s Cafe will host an art show to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The art show features sketches of Gallup by local artists who meet on Wednesdays to draw Gallup scenes. On October 1st, the opening day of the show, On Call Jazz will provide live music at Angela’s Cafe at the train station. The exhibit will be up for two weeks. For more information, call Tammy Iralu at 505-722-7206.

September Community Calendar Friday

Thursday ONGOING

Moms Supporting Moms at Church Rock School, 9-11:30am. School visits, 10am-3pm, after-school games, 4pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120.


Native American Gathering – talking, drums, Christian worship. 1st and 3rd Fridays at 7PM at First United Methodist Church.

Saturday ONGOING

Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 8:30 am, at the First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive, Library room. Info: Liz 505-863-5928. Preschool Story Time, 11am and Crafty Kids, 3:30pm at the Children’s Library. For more information, call 726-6120. Habitat for Humanity work sessions 9am to 3pm, at 501 High St. Info 722-4226.

High Desert Mesa Workgroup meets to scrapbook and more Thursdays 1-3pm at the Rehoboth Post Office. Info: LaVeda 722-9029.

High Desert Mesa Workgroup meets to scrapbook and more Saturdays 10am-1pm at the Rehoboth Post Office. Info: LaVeda 722-9029. Flea Market on old Hwy 666, just north of Gallup. Info: 722-7328.

AL-ANON support group for family and friends of alcoholics. Every Thursday at 7pm, first United Methodist Church (library). Info: 1-888-4ALANON or

Group road bike ride, starts at Sammy C’s downtown at 2pm. Info: Lloyd at 970-946-6155. Gallup Farmers’ Market meets in the Downtown Walkway (between Coal & Aztec), 8:30am-12pm. July through October. WIC and Senior checks accepted.

The weekly Old-Fashioned Hootenanny, at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, every Thursday, starting at 6:30PM. Acoustic musicians are welcome to sit in with the regular players.

Ramah Farmers’ Market open for the season, 10am – 1pm. The Ramah Farmers’ Market is located next to the Ramah Valley Diner on Route 53, ½ mile west of downtown Ramah, New Mexico.


Toastmasters at Earl’s Restaurant, 6:30am. Info: Dale at 722-9420.

Your EvEnt For octobEr toDAY

Substance Abuse Support Group, CASA, at Gallup Church of Christ, 7pm. Info: Darrel at 863-5530. Yoga at Old School Gallery, 9:30am. Info: 7834710. Community Yoga, beginner/athletic beginner level. 6:20 pm, Catholic Charities/CIC. 506 W. Rte. 66. Info: Gene at 505-728-8416.


Annual Fun Run – The Patriot’s Day Fun Run at the Gallup Sport’s Complex. Registration begins at 5pm at the concession area and the run begins at 6pm. Free to all, though donations will be accepted. Free T-Shirts to first 100 children registered. Other prizes. Free water and an ice cream treat at the end of the run. For more information, contact John Taylor at UNM-Gallup 863-7500 or Fran Pawloski at Middle College 7229945.


Charity Invitational XV, Golf Tournament at Fox Run Golf Course, 7:15am and 1pm tee times. For more information, call 505 863-7283.


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Hike the BLM Ranger Station Nature Trail. This 1.3-mile, 2-hour, easy stroll climbing 200 feet seems tame, but it traverses rocks of the wildest climatic changes in our planet’s last 150 million years. Meet at 10am at the BLM Ranger Station parking lot off Highway117. Stroll easy. Look for bear sign. Fun for all ages. Bring 1 quart of water, sturdy shoes, protection from the elements, fox walk, and owl eyes. Optional: binoculars, camera, hiking poles. For more info contact, 505.280.2918 or, 505.287.6607.

Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise presents Fashion Showcase 2010 at 7pm in Window Rock, AZ at the NACE building El Morro Valley Garden Tour, 2-6pm, meet at the Ramah Farmers’ Market site, located on Hwy. 53, complex. ½ mile west of Ramah next to the Backwoods Pizza Restaurant. $5.00 per person. Bring something to drink and a snack, sunscreen, and a hat. We will be car pooling to the garden sites. For more Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association information call Jackie (RFM) at 505-783-4440 or Genevieve (EMAAC) at 505-783-4710. Auction at Crownpoint Elementary School. Viewing at 4 – 6:30 PM, auction The McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will meet at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church, RMCHCS Breast Feeding support group, at 7 – 10 PM. For more information, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Citizens of Gallup-McKinley County are invited to share their concerns and 7pm at RMCH 2nd floor library. For more visit hear the latest in recycling news and events. For more information contact Gerald (870-1314) or information call 863-7026. Betsy (722-9257). Rise Up New Mexico is coming to Gallup! The FREE all-ages event 2nd Thursday of the month Survivors of features recording artists TRIP LEE Homicide Support Group meets 6-8pm. and SHO BARAKA. Both are For more information, call Deborah internationally known and will present Yellowhorse-Brown at 870-6126. Charity Invitational XV, Desert Hike, High Desert Trail System-Gamerco Trailhead at a high-energy hip-hop show as well as a 8am. Trap Shoot, Gallup Shooting Range at 9am. Dinner Ball, Howard Johnson Hotel at 6pm. For challenge to make the most out of life. more information, call 505 863-7283. Come to Gallup High Auditorium to get your seat! Doors open at 6:30 for the ARTS CRAWL, 7-9pm, Downtown Gallup. 7:00 show. For more information, visit Open Mic Night at Old School Gallery on Hwy. 53 east of Ramah. $5 for an evening of (mostly) local poets, singers, dancers, storytellers, and ...who knows? Begins at 7pm, but arrive early to check in if you want to perform. For more information, call 505-783- 4710.



The First United Methodist Church-Gallup, 1800 Red Rock (across from the Gallup Indian Medical Center) will hold a USED BOOK SALE, September 24-October 10, weekdays 5-7pm, Saturdays 8am-2pm, Sundays Noon-2pm. Many new titles. Donations of books, magazines, puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs, videos, and more are accepted before and during the sale! Volunteers welcome and needed for set-up, sales, pack-up. Proceeds support the Education Work Area of FUMC. Call Betsy at 863-4512 / 722-9257.

“Shirley Valentine” – Encore Performances, Sep. 24 &25 at 7:30pm, $10 at Old School Gallery. Carlisle Ellis, an EMAAC favorite thespian, reprises her performance of Shirley Valentine, the 50-something housewife from Liverpool who talks to her kitchen walls. When she gets the chance to spend a fortnight in Greece, she takes it, leaving kitchen walls and husband behind. She finds, to her amazement, that she likes herself! For more information, call 505-7834710.


Care 66 fundraiser – Ride your bicycle and get pledges to support affordable housing and services for homeless people in Gallup. All gifts are tax deductible. Instructions for collecting pledges are posted on our website ( and blog ( Questions? Email or call (505) 722-0066. Hubbell Trading Post NHS along with the Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Inc. enthusiastically invite you to join us for the next Native American Art auction. The park will open at 8AM and the auction preview will be from 9AM to 11AM with the bidding beginning at noon. For more information, please call (928) 755-3475 and visit these websites: and RezRyde 2 Wellness, Kayenta to Many Farms and Canyon de Chelly to Tsaile, to support health and fitness united with folks with disabilities on the Rez. September 18-19. For more information, to participate or donations, please contact Ashem Dayea at


Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 7:30-10:30am at Applebee’s Restaurant. Help raise money for grants supporting local school educators. Sponsored by McKinley Education Foundation. Tickets: $5.oo available in advance or at the door. Call for info or tickets: 721-1023 or 722-2156. Thanks for helping us support local educators! Child Safety Seat Fitting event at Fire Station #1 in Gallup. To make an appointment, please call 1 (800) 231-6145. For more information, see G-Town article, visit Safer New Mexico Now’s website at or call (505) 856-6119.

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OPINION POLL acebook-Style

What's the best television show that has been canceled?

We’re trying something a little different this month with the Opinion Poll. Did you know that we’ve compiled questions for 72 straight magazines? That’s a lot of questions and a lot of answers. So we’re going to put some questions and answers from our Facebook page (a page that’s got new questions for you to answer all the time!) and see how you guys like it . . . just let us know! Maybe we’ll only do this once, you know?!

Alex James Steinback Out of the ones

I enjoy: Firefly, Arrested Development, Star Trek: The Original Series

Elena Saucedo Grounded for Life,

very funny, only went 2 seasons. Also, My So-Called Life, my sister-in-law and I, love Jordan Catalano.

EJ C John

Arrestes development

Greg Cavanaugh

5th Gear.- US version of BBC's "Top Gear"

Gina Caviggia

I have to agree with M*A*S*H.... that and the Cosby show. Excellent writing, and humor that still applies today.

James Rich

M*A*S*H, Wonder Years, I'll Fly Away...

Archie Baca Jr

Gilligan's Island!!!!

Ben Franklin Plumbing Friends


If you could be any Superhero, who would it be? Rebecca Haveman Wever

Seriously, Wonder Woman--hello invisible plane....

Kirtus Leyba

Captain Obvious. Pat Lynch

Mutton Man ( by Vincent Craig)

Jason Smith

The Human Torch

What's the best book you've read in the past year? Brian Leddy I Know This

Much is True by Wally Lamb

Esther Voss Baking Cakes

in Lughasa. (sp)

Betty Holyan Explorations in Navajo Poetry and Poetics

Travis David Smith the

Tim Hagaman Presents....

Acoustic and opera hour

best, 'Just Kids' by Patti Smith and the worst, 'The Journey Home' by Edward Abbey

Short Holwerda When the

Game Is Over, It all Goes Back in the Box by John Ortberg

Fran Mcglothin The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larson.

Every Tuesday 9-10pm 91.7 fm KGLP

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Billie Hall Probably Grisham's

The Innocent Man...

Billy Mac Blood and Thunder by Pul-

lizer Prize winner Hampton should not be allowed to live in the Southwest unless you have read this are in for a treat.

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1. David McDonnell enjoying a quick read of the Gallup Journey while watching the final stage of the Tour de France along the Champs-Elysees in Paris, July 25. 2. From right to left: Fernando Roanhorse (Rider), Andy Marion (Shank Man), and Leander Kahn (Mugger) enjoy their Journey at Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo 2010. 3. Christine and Leonard Joe taking a break on Mackinac Island, Michigan to catch up on what’s new in Gallup. 4. Mallery Garner and nephew Deric take a look at the Journey while relaxing in El Paso TX on July 3, 2010. 5. Bobby & Lynn Silva enjoying the Journey at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota while driving through the Black Hills.

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People read Gallup Journey in the darndest places! 1. Rose Eason and Jimmy Thomas enjoying a visit to Anchorage, Alaska at Earthquake Park with a view of the Anchorage skyline in the background. 2. The Kozeliski clan (Kate, George, Will, Christy and Joyce) enjoy their favorite community magazine at the Cubs/Rockies game this summer. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Nez enjoy reading their Journey in front of the Statue of Liberty during their honeymoon trip to NYC. 4. The Albera-Wallace siblings (Krista, Steve, Theresa, Cindy, Sylvia, Lisa Jo, Lynelle and daughter Samone & Henrietta) take a moment to read the Gallup Journey while celebrating Roosevelt School’s 50th Birthday! They all attended Roosevelt School, including a daughter. 5. Scott and Erin Farver take a moment to laugh while reading the Journey while vacationing in Alaska. 6. The Horsley family took time to read the Journey during a recent visit to the new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando , Florida. (Top) Michele and Dan (Bottom) Renee and Michael.

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New Business

for ATVs & Motorcycles

Marlene, Shane & Marley Taylor


here’s a new place in town to get your ATV and motorcycle worked on. Route 66 Cycles opened last month with a full-service shop, as well as selling new and used cycles, wheelers and accessories. The new shop is able to service and repair Chinese-made motorsports all the way up to your finest Harley Davidson. Owner Shane Taylor grew up in Farmington where he mastered the trade of welding. He worked for a company that modified vans for wheelchair access in Farmington until 1997. About that time he met his wife Marlene, a Gallup native, who was managing a branch of her family’s C&R Insurance business in Kirtland. Marlene’s family used to own a restaurant in Ya-Ta-Hey, as well as an auto sales business before seriously settling into the insurance industry. Soon after the wedding Shane was also learning the insurance trade and working with the family at C&R Insurance.


When Marlene’s mother had health problems they relocated to Phoenix where the lower altitude helped. Shane and Marlene kept busy there by expanding branches of C&R Insurance to the Phoenix area. They also opened a franchised motorcycle quick-lube store called “Biker’s Bay.” When Marlene’s mother passed away, her dad decided to return to Gallup to help run the insurance branches. At first Marlene thought she would commute back and forth to Phoenix to help her Dad, but it soon became a reality that Shane, Marlene and their kids (Marley, Shaylene, and Jacob) would all return to Gallup. Ready for something new, Shane decided to open Route 66 Cycles to fill the need for a service-orientated shop that enthusiasts can come and hang out in, as well as get top-notch maintenance and service. Route 66 Cycles is located at 920 E. Hwy. 66, near Taco Bell. They are open Tues-Fri., 9am-5pm and Sat. 9-2, and can be reached at 505-726-8181.

Advocate Law Center encourages all the children of Gallup and McKinley County to work hard, study hard and enjoy the new school year!

Full-Service Shop

advocate law center P.A. Serving the greater Gallup area since 1996 821 S. Ford Dr. Gallup, NM • 505-722-2055

Visit our Rug Room:

One of the largest in the area. Also showing pottery, baskets, and jewelry.

Richardson’s Trading Co. Since 1913 505.722.4762 • 505.722.9424 fax • 222 W. Hwy. 66 • Gallup, NM 87301

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Gallup Journey September 2010  

Free community magazine in Gallup, NM.