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State high schools fare well; Farmington, PV grades up LAUREN DUFF Tri-City Tribune High Schools in New Mexico showed the greatest improvement during the 2012-2013 school year, according to the school grades report released July 11 by the New Mexico Public Education Department. More than 70 percent of schools statewide maintained or improved their school grade from last year, and that includes the state’s 839 elementary, middle, and high schools. The letter grades were developed by the Public Education Department, which says the scores reflect a school’s growth, student growth, graduation rates, parent involvement, and state testing scores. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez applauded the department’s A-F system, saying the effort gives parents a clear picture regarding
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Making the grade Aztec Schools Lydia Rippey Elementary – C McCoy Avenue Elementary – C Park Avenue Elementary – D Koogler Middle School – D Aztec High School – B Vista Nueva High School – B Mosaic Academy – D Bloomfield Schools Bloomfield Early Childhood Learning Center – D Blanco Elementary – D Naaba Ani Elementary – C Central Primary – D Mesa Alta Junior High – D Bloomfield High School – B Charlie Y. Brown Alternative School –C
Central Schools Eva B. Stokely Elementary – C Kirtland Elementary – B Mesa Elementary – F Naschitti Elementary – D Newcomb Elementary – C Nizhoni Elementary – B Ojo Amarillo Elementary – B Ruth N. Bond Elementary – D Grace B. Wilson Elementary – B Kirtland Middle School – C Newcomb Middle School – F Tse’Bit’Ai Middle School – D Career Prep Alternative High – C Kirtland Central High School – A Shiprock High School – B Newcomb High School – B
Farmington Schools Animas Elementary – D Apache Elementary – D Bluffview Elementary – C Country Club Elementary – C Esperanza Elementary – C Ladera Del Norte Elementary – C McCormick Elementary – C McKinley Elementary – C Mesa Verde Elementary – C Northeast Elementary – C Heights Middle School – D Hermosa Middle School – D Mesa View Middle School – C Tibbetts Middle School – D Farmington High School – B Piedra Vista High School – A Rocinante High School – B
Pending audit Greenlawn could become city facility DEBRA MAYEUX Tri-City Tribune
and expenses during the next 10 to 15 years. The issue was brought to the Council by Councilor Gayla McCulloch, who also serves on the Greenlawn board. “I think it’s important that the cemetery in the center of the community and across from one of our most used parks – that it continue to be taken care of,” McCulloch said. Greenlawn is located on North Dustin Avenue across from Brookside Park. It
A historic cemetery in the heart of Farmington could become a city facility, if a financial audit by the Greenlawn Cemetery Board shows the endeavor to be favorable. The Farmington City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, July 16, to ask the Greenlawn board to pay for an audit by a certified public accountant that There are approximately 40 adult gravesites, similar to these, available would not only show its bookkeeping, at Greenlawn Cemetery, in the heart of Farmington on North Dustin but also give a projection of revenues * Greenlawn Cemetery A7 Avenue. – Debra Mayeux photo
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Making Berg safer
FPD to buy mobility vehicles to patrol park DEBRA MAYEUX Tri-City Tribune Farmington police are planning to make the Animas River park system safer for the public with the purchase of a new electric mobility police vehicle to patrol Berg and Animas parks. Farmington Police Captain Keith McPheeters told the Farmington City Council during a July 16 work session that he has bicycle officers patrolling the park, but this unit will allow for “face-to-face contact” between police and the public. “This is a great way to patrol the park and apprehend people who are abusing the park or using it for unlawful purposes,” McPheeters said. The parks, with their extensive river trail system and natural habitat, are busy with walkers, hikers, bird watchers, nature enthusiasts and others who might want to escape into a natural landscape. The park also, for many years, has attracted a criminal element including inebriated individuals and predators. Animal Control Officer Robin
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Styron: Staff turnover, overpopulation helped create shelter issues DEBRA MAYEUX Tri-City Tribune
ington Civic Center. Styron’s comment came as a response to questions about The Farmington Animal Shelter staffing and the high rate of is overpopulated and unturnover among shelter derstaffed, and that is a Related Story technicians. There are six “weird problem,” according full-time positions open A6 to Parks, Recreation and at the facility, as well as Cultural Affairs Director Cory seasonal and part-time jobs. Styron. The problem is the facility has “This is one of those times been hiring animal lovers who where all of the planets lined up can’t deal with what happens at and kicked us in the face,” Styron the shelter on a daily basis, said told the city’s Animal Advisory Shelter Consultant and Interim Committee during a July 16 Director Marcy Eckhardt. emergency meeting at the Farm“It’s an emotional thing,” she
said, adding that employees can’t take the high volume of puppies and kittens being brought into the facility, and many don’t want to adopt out animals to people who might not be the ideal owner. “One employee said, ‘I can’t take it. I don’t want to adopt to them. They are going to put this wonderful puppy on a chain the backyard,’” Eckhardt said, adding that recent publicity about the shelter has caused others to walk
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Marcy Eckhardt, animal shelter interim director and consultant, speaks about staffing issues at the Farmington Animal Shelter during a meeting of the Animal Advisory Commission on July 16 at the Farmington Civic Center. – Josh Bishop photo
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grades a school’s performance and to increase school accountability. “Most importantly, these grades place critical emphasis on student achievement and growth, instituting a level of accountability in education that has not existed previously in New Mexico,” she said. Statewide high schools showed the greatest improvement because 10th and 11th graders increased their reading proficiency by 6.3 percentage points and 9.9 percentage points. High schools also saw a 7 percent increase in the state graduation rate from last year and more students participated in programs that prepared them for college and the workforce, according to the Public Education Department, or PED. Farmington and Piedra Vista High Schools followed the trend and received higher grades than last year. Farmington’s grade went from a C to a B, and Piedra Vista
moved from a C to an A. “I was pleased to see the grade,” said Piedra Vista Principal Ann Gattis. “The teachers worked really hard and put in a lot of effort and energy, and it is good to see that pay off.” The grades improved because “we worked really hard on literacy last year. It was a school-wide emphasis,” Gattis said. FHS Principal Tim Kienitz said the school’s staff feels good about receiving a B. “The students at FHS gave us an A-grade on the opportunity to learn survey, so we feel that reflects hard work from our staff and students.” FHS also received an A-grade in the category of Student Growth of Highest Performing Students. In the College and Career Readiness category, FHS moved from an F last year to a B this year. “This is a step for us and gives us an opportunity to grow next
year,” Kienitz said. The lowest grade FHS received was a D in the graduation rates category. “We have work to do in the graduation rates,” Kienitz said. One Farmington elementary school followed the trend of receiving a higher grade and that was Northeast Elementary School, which went from an F to a C. Ladera Del Norte Elementary and Country Club Elementary, both in Farmington, experienced a grade decrease. Ladera and Country Club received a B last year, but this year that fell to a C. Along with a decline in proficiency scores, Farmington elementary schools also experienced a grade decrease because 3rd grade testing was graded with Common Core State Standards and New Mexico State Standards, said Robert Emerson, assistant superintendent for technology, assessment, and ac-
countability. “Third grade is in that transition and teachers are dealing with two sets of standards at the same time. The (testing) didn’t match with what they thought they were teaching in terms of Common Core. They may not have gotten the balance right,” he said. Aztec’s two high schools also saw significant improvement this year, with Aztec High School earning a B, over last year’s C, and Vista Nueva High School went from a D to a B grade. Lydia Rippey Elementary School was the only elementary school that saw an improvement, moving from a D to a C grade, while Koogler Middle School fell from a C to a D. The area’s charter school Mosaic Academy earned a D grade, down from last year’s C. Bloomfield High School and Charlie Y. Brown High School also saw an improvement. Last year, BHS re-
ceived a C and this year it received a B. Charlie Y. Brown went from a D to a C. Bloomfield High School’s grade improved because teachers have been meeting regularly to analyze student data and identify students who need extra academic help. “Once they identify a student is weak, they put them in an intervention class. Once the student improves their proficiency they will move them out (of the intervention class),” Director of Curriculum and Assessment Chuck Culpepper said. Bloomfield elementary and junior high schools fell in their letter grades. Central Primary received a C in 2012 and fell to a D this year, while Naaba Ani Elementary went from a B to a C. Blanco Elementary School remained at a D-level grade. Mesa Alta Junior High fell from a C in 2012 to a D. The reason given by
Culpepper for the Bloomfield elementary and middle schools grade decrease was that the lowest performing students didn’t make adequate growth. “I’m not sure why that is, but that appears to be where our issues lie.” There were areas of improvement in the English Language Learner, or ELL, program, Culpepper pointed out, saying, “Our ELL students are really the ones that are struggling the most and it makes sense. If you don’t have a good basis in the language, it is hard to learn.” Bloomfield Schools, however, contracted with an outside company that will help ELL students in all the schools. “They will teach teachers a better job of teaching the ELL students and help remove the hurdles those students have.” For more information about the school grades report, visit the PED website: ped.state.nm.us.
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calendar ONGOING EVENTS BIRD WATCHING RIVERSIDE NATURE CENTER Enjoy bird watching and a beautiful walk through Farmington’s riverside trails every Tuesday morning. More than 100 species of birds have been noted throughout Animas Park and new birds fly in each season. Meet at the Riverside Nature Center, located in Animas Park off Browning Parkway, to join the friendly RNC staff for leisurely walk of 1to 2 miles. Information: 505.599.1422 or www.fmtn.org/museum GREASE, OUTDOOR SUMMER THEATER Come experience live local theater in a beautiful natural sandstone amphitheater. Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., June 20 through Aug. 3, at Lions Wilderness Park. Concessions available onsite or bring a picnic and eat before the show. Information: 877.599.3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone SUMMER TERRACE SERIES The Farmington Museum hosts outdoor concerts Saturday nights throughout the summer. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are held at the Farmington Museum on the picturesque terrace next to the river at the Gateway Park Museum & Visitors Center, 3041 E. Main St., through August. Call for performance schedule. Information: 505.599.1174 or www.fmtn.org/museum MUSIC IN THE WINERY’S COURTYARD Enjoy live music & great wine at Wines of the San Juan from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ever y Sunday from May through September 22. Wines of the San Juan is located at 233 Hwy. 511 in Turley, N.M. Information: 505.632.0879 o r www.winesofthesanjuan.com
TGIF Grab some lunch and listen to live music and relax on your lunch break, at Orchard Park in Downtown Farmington, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday after noon, June through July 29. Three Rivers Eatery & Brew House will sell burgers and hotdogs. TGIF is a Farmington Downtown Association and City of Farmington Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs event. Information: 505.599.1419
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WED JULY 24 HEATHER MCGAUGHY CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATER PRODUCTION Experience live theater performed by local children in the beautiful natural sandstone outdoor amphitheater at Lions Wilderness Park, 5800 College Blvd. Performance star ts at 7 p.m. and is the culmination of a summer theater children’s workshop. Information: 505.599.3331 or www.fmtn.org/sandstone
FRI JULY 26 – SAT JULY 27 THE ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET & FESTIVAL This annual festival includes singing, dancing, food and arts & craft vendors, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Berg Park in Farmington. Information: 505.947.3332
EVENTS FOR ADULTS THE BONNIE DALLAS SENIOR CENTER 109 E. La Plata St. and 208 N. Wall Ave. Farmington, NM 87401 Information Numbers: Main Building: 505.599.1380 or 505.599.1390 Senior Center Annex: 505.566.2256 Senior Center Activity Center: 505.566.2288 The Silver Fitness Center: 505.566.2287 50+SATURDAY NIGHT DANCES 7 – 10 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 N. Wall Ave. July 20 - Grant & Randy July 27 - The Vintage People
50+ FREE WEDNESDAY DAYTIME DANCE 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Main Building, 109 E. La Plata St. Info: 505.599.1380 ON-GOING CLASSES AT THE SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITY CENTER & ANNEX 208 N. Wall Ave. Call 505.566.2256 for more information THE SILVER FITNESS CENTER 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 13:30 p.m. Monday – Friday Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 N. Wall Ave. We feature exercise equipment that is extremely safe and easy to use. Perfect for improving your overall health, stamina, and range of motion. Cost is $20 a
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TAI CHI 9:30 a.m. Thursdays Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 N. Wall Ave. Tai Chi is a series of fluid movements that can help with balance, flexibility, and muscle tone. These gentle exercises will leave you feeling refreshed. Free to anyone 50+. Info: 505.599.1390
DRAWING & CALLIGRAPHY 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays Bonnie Dallas Senior Center Annex, 208 N. Wall Ave. Bring your own materials and learn some new techniques.
ZUMBA GOLD 50+ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays Bonnie Dallas Senior Activity Center behind the Annex, 208 N. Wall Ave. Party on the floor with Latin dance music that will make you smile. This exhilarating exercise class will get you moving to the beat. Cost is $2.50 per session. Info: 505.566.2288
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calendar FARMINGTON RECREATION CENTER 1101 Fairgrounds Road Call 505.599.1184 for more information Monday through Friday, noon to 1 p.m., no charge – Walk Laps in the Gym Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon, no charge – Shuffleboard and Ping Pong ZUMBA Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m. At the Farmington Recreation
Center, with instructor Shirley Murphy, inter val-training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. Check out the website at www.farmingtonzumba.com. Info: 505.599.1184
just 60 minutes you’ll tighten and tone with dance, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing movements choreographed to fun music. This is your hour. Come try it out – 1st class is free. For more info call 505.320.5364 or 505.599.1184, or visit www.jazzercise.com
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shelter out on the job. “We need animal lovers in there,” Eckhardt said. “This is too emotional – we cry every day. It’s that kind of job.” Animal Advisory Commissioner Betty Berry asked if these workers who leave after a short period of time receive the appropriate training, adding, “I can’t see we are making any headway. If you are hiring animal lovers, putting in the time, training, money – and in a few months they are gone.” Eckhardt said the problem is “inevitable,” because they could find a job at Burger King for the same rate of pay. “They have to put up with getting soaked. … We have people who throw litters of kittens at us.” She added that many freak out when they see a flea for the first time, and when they come to work at the facility they have no basic knowledge of animal care. Dr. Margie Alvarez, a veterinarian from Valley Veterinary Hospital, suggested that staff be put on rotation so they don’t have to do the same work each day. Her hospital puts its staff on rotations that allow them to work the front desk one day and be in the kennels the next day. “It is a tough job no matter what. … Working in a boarding kennel – it’s hard to work there every day,” she said. Styron said the shelter doesn’t have the staffing capacity to allow for rotations. Alvarez suggested the job be described to a potential employee before they accept the position, and Eckhardt said it is the applicants who always say they can “handle it,” but later cannot. Dr. Lloyd Lillywhite, a veterinarian from San Juan Animal Hospital, stated in a July 15 letter to the
Department change? Animal control officers may become part of police department DEBRA MAYEUX Tri-City Tribune Farmington’s animal control officers soon might carry a law enforcement badge. The Farmington Police Department is considering taking over the animal control department, according to Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director Cory Styron. “They can do almost everything a cop can do now, but they don’t have a gun and they are not Farmington City Council that the staffing situation is created by Eckhardt’s “lack of leadership and poor management of staff.” San Juan Animal Hospital is the veterinary clinic that provides care to animals at the shelter through an annual contract with the city of Farmington, and Lillywhite alleges that Eckhardt “ignores medical professionals and treats medical professionals with disdain.” Lillywhite’s letter stated that Eckhardt wants a “utopic environment.” He pointed out, however, that things at the shelter are “far from utopia.” In his opinion, this is because the shelter population continues to rise, as euthanasia rates are decreasing. “It is reasonable and humane to euthanize the ones with significant contagious or debilitating conditions to maintain the health of the rest of the population,” Lillywhite wrote. Eckhardt admitted to the Animal Advisory Commission that they “try not to euthanize staff favorites.” She also promoted an animal foster care program, which she developed, while admitting it
trained as well as our police officers,” Stryon told the Animal Advisory Commission during a July 16 emergency meeting at the Farmington Civic Center. The idea is to give the officers training and earn them respect, because at this point they are considered “glorified security guards,” according to Styron. Under the police department “they’ll have rigid paramilitary police roles,” Styron said. The officers also would be dispatched more quickly and considered a
also has problems. The foster parents are supposed to be trained to care for the animal, but the lack of staffing does not allow for that. “We are feeling the consequences of that,” she said, referring to the kittens, which take up 70 percent of the foster care families. “They need medication, and they need TLC.” The foster families are not being told how to feed, nurse or care for kittens with upper respiratory viruses, which have been transmitted to many cats
part of the city’s enforcement division. “I think there will be an attitude change in the communities, knowing that the one coming to the door might not have a blue uniform, but will have authority,” said Betty Berry, commission member. The animal control officers have dual responsibilities, because they also are the city’s park rangers. One of these officers – Robin Loev – spoke about efficient animal control and park ranger
and kittens at the facility. Eckhardt said the families don’t know what to do if a kitten has a runny nose. Instead, they call the shelter where there is no fulltime veterinarian. “A foster parent will call us and bring in a sick kitty at noon, and it may have needed to be on medication immediately that day, but the vet will not see it until the next morning,” Eckhardt said. Some of the kittens get sent home and die while in foster care. “I became very aware of a situation last week
coverage in an April 2013 email to Bob Campbell. He suggested the three officers on duty each evening could split the coverage three ways with a Westside ranger, Southside ranger and Eastside ranger. “It would make much more sense to divide the city into three equal areas and have each officer cover the parks and animals for their areas,” Loev wrote. “This would save much in fuel costs, as an animal control officer would
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regarding a kitten that was fostered out of the animal shelter – a kitten to be a child’s pet,” Councilor Mary Fischer said during the July 16 Council meeting. “The kitten proved to be ill, and we
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Greenlawn Cemetery was founded in the 1890s when little Francis King, son of H.C. King, drowned in a ditch at the age of 3. King served on the association board and purchased a single plot for $1. Today the burial sites or plots sell for $800 for an adult, $500 for a junior and $300 for an infant, with approximately 40 adult gravesites left in the cemetery. “They think that all of the adult gravesites (that) are spoken for (are) not paid for,” McCulloch said. “They have less than 10 children plots and quite a few infant plots.” With some 40 plots left to sell or collect money on, Mayor Tommy Roberts pointed out that the potential revenue for burial sites would be $32,000.
The only other possible revenue that could come to the city from Greenlawn would be the opening and closing of grave sites. He projected that would be $36,000 to $44,000 over the next few years. “That is a more sustained revenue source,” Roberts said. The city also would receive $2.5 million in savings and investments that belong to the Greenlawn board, should the city take over the facility. Roberts asked if the city ’s other cemetery, Memory Gardens, also is in the city limits – and it is. “If we make this move with Greenlawn, are we prepared to consider the same kind of proposal from Memory Gardens? I assume their structure for operation might be quite
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different,” Roberts said. “Memory Gardens is privately owned, whereas Greenlawn has an all-volunteer non-profit board,” McCulloch said, adding that other New Mexico municipalities have taken over cemeteries, but only after abandonment or bankruptcy. The other municipalrun cemeteries in New Mexico are found in Alamogordo, Grants, Los Alamos and Carlsbad, according to McCulloch. Assistant City Manager Bob Campbell said it would be better for the city to take over Greenlawn before the board is bankrupt. Sandel asked if the city would be required by state
law to assume responsibility for Greenlawn should the board go broke. “We are authorized to do so, but we are not required to do so,” City Attorney Jay Burnham said. Campbell pointed out that counties are required to provide potter’s graves for unknown people who die in the community. Mayes said San Juan County has not looked at acquiring this property. He also informed the Council that the cemetery will never support itself. “We shouldn’t even pretend from the start that this could be an enterprise fund,” he said. “Just as important as a 10-year projection of costs, we need to project out where the
revenue will be in 10 years. We need to be clear over time its expenses will go up as its infrastructure depletes. We need to go in with eyes wide open.” Councilor Mary Fischer asked if undeveloped land across the street from the cemetery could be purchased to expand the existing facility. McCulloch said the majority of the people on the Greenlawn board are more than 80 years old and are not in “expansion mode.” Fischer also wanted to know how often the grounds were mowed. “I drove through yesterday and was disappointed in how it looked,” Mc-
Culloch said. “It has two full-time people and some that are seasonal. It is never all mowed at the same time.” She added that one employee has been running the cemetery for five or six years and might stay on, should the city assume ownership. The first step toward the transfer of Greenlawn from a non-profit board to the city would be the audit, followed by the creation of a cemetery board, McCulloch pointed out. Sandel asked that in addition to the audit, staff conduct research on how other communities across the state have acquired ownership in cemetery properties.
can be confronted by these inebriates, and at least one ranger should be available to keep this huge, beautiful park safe. Personally, I prevented three ladies from getting raped during my patrols down there on three different occasions.” Loev said he has been thanked by people in the park for being visible as an authority figure that works for the city. He pointed out that people reserve and pay for the use of park shelters in Berg Park, so as a park ranger he feels it is his responsibility to keep them clear of people who have not reserved them. Staffing issues within the Animal Control and Animal Shelter departments have made it difficult for a single animal control officer/park ranger to patrol each day, and that too concerned Loev,
who wrote, “I thought it was a good idea to have our presence down there seven days a week. … With only one animal control officer scheduled on the weekends, that person will likely be very busy attending to animal issues, and most likely not be available to assist much in the parks.” Mayor Tommy Roberts agreed that on a daily basis there are people in the park “who are engaged in questionable conduct and questionable acts,” he said. “I’m very interested in this vehicle you have planned for use on the paths. It will add an element of security in that area that many of the patrons of the paths are looking for.” McPheeters agreed. “It is incumbent upon the police department to adequately patrol it,” he
said, referring to the parks as a “gem in the community.” “This is our first step in really increasing our presence down there,” he added. Councilor Mary Fischer said she liked the idea, and it might be appropriate for the city to purchase more units of this type. “It seems like that might be a good vehicle for patrols downtown,” she said. The vehicle, along with another police cruiser and the accessories to augment that cruiser, will be purchased with funds from the 2013 Byrne Justice Assistance Grant that was awarded to San Juan County and the city of Farmington in the amount of $66,251. The city will receive $45,129 and the county will receive $21,122.
park Loev, in an April 2 email to Assistant City Manager Bob Campbell, pointed out some of the problems with the area. “There are more people in Berg Park most of the week, than all of the other parks. There are inebriated people there all week long,” Loev wrote. “There are obscure trails where people
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Summer reading Governor: Farmington library should be model for state DEBRA MAYEUX Tri-City Tribune Farmington has an “amazing library” that should be a model for the rest of New Mexico. This was the message Gov. Susana Martinez shared with area residents during a July 12 swing through Farmington. Martinez was here to participate in a Farmington Public Library scavenger hunt, which coincided with her promotion of a statewide Summer Reading Challenge. The program launched in May encourages New Mexico students to read as many books as possible by Aug. 1. The challenges were designed to help prevent the “summer slide,” where students lose a portion of their reading proficiency during the summer months and then must catch up on their skills when they return school. The Farmington Public Library approaches the issue a bit differently. “We want summer reading to be fun,” said Karen McPheeters, library director. Her goal is not only to create life-long readers but to have
Gov. Susana Martinez dances with Robert Horvath at the Party in the Park last Friday at Orchard Park. The governor was in town to promote the statewide Summer Reading Challenge. – Josh Bishop photo
those readers perpetuate the skill and create families of readers. These readers use the library and its technology to become a better-educated society. The Farmington summer reading program was created in 1990, and since that time library staff has worked on it to develop something unlike any other program. Each year the planning begins in December as a theme is selected and entertainers and authors are contacted to be a part of the annual summer-long event. The library tracks the number of registered readers, the number of activities in which they participate, and the number of books they’ve read. “It’s kind of amazing; there a lot of kids reading,” McPheeters said, adding there is a school component, where the school with the most summer readers earns a visit during the school year from a well-known author. In 2012 Ladera Elementary School received a visit from awardwinning author Conrad Storad. McPheeters said the numbers
are great for readers in Farmington. This year there are 7,312 registered readers that have read more than 30,000 books. Since the program’s inception there have been 219,220 participants, of which 87,746 were children. This group has read 748,305 books in 23 years. “This is something we have worked at and increased every year,” McPheeters said. The state program recently kicked off with four different challenges offering a multitude of prizes, including trips to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park in Florida, and New Mexico True trips such as hot air balloon rides, visits to movie and television sets and overnight stays in Ruidoso or Red River, among other things. A description of all the challenges can be found along with contest rules at readingchallenge.ped.state.nm.us. “Students who read this summer and return their forms by Aug. 1 can win some amazing prizes, including a family trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida,” Martinez said. “But the real prize for
our kids comes in honing a lifelong skill that is the key to learning after the third grade. Learning to read well at an early age is critical to academic success and, ultimately, to success in the workplace and in life.” Martinez said that while visiting libraries across the state she has tried to encourage children to read about topics that interest them. “Read books about great people who have done great things,” she said, adding that the summer reading challenge could be done as a family reading project. “When children read the world opens up to them completely,” she said. “They can learn that they can be whatever they want to be.” The summer reading program in many ways mirrors Farmington’s Summer Reading Program, which encourages children to read 10 or more books during the summer for prizes and a T-shirt. It also includes weekly reading activities at the library. Books that are read can be counted for both the local program and the state program.
Fun for Ewe and Me Parade, BBQ Cook-off kick off San Juan County Fair It will be “Fun for Ewe and Me” at the 2013 San Juan County Fair, set for Aug. 5 through 10 at McGee Park. The largest single county fair in New Mexico, some 95,000 people walk through the gates at the fair to look at the livestock, the exhibits and the booths – and enjoy the carnival, the entertainment and the fair food. This year’s parade will be July 26, a week before the fair starts, to avoid conflicting with the Connie Mack World Series Parade and the city of Farmington staff, who assist with both parades. Entry forms for the parade may be downloaded from the county fair’s website at www.sanjuancountyfair.net. This year’s parade marshal is Mike Waybourn, who was a Grand Champion in the mid-1970s and has been a supporter of the San Juan County Fair most of his life. Waybourn’s mother, Marilu, wrote a book on the history of the fair, “Come to the Fair,” and was the public relations representative for many years. In addition, Waybourn’s sister, Connie Pruitt, took over the public relations role after Marilu retired. The parade lineup will start at Vine Avenue and Main Street at 5 p.m. on July 26. The BBQ Cook-off will offer some of the best barbecue and sides in the Four Corners. The event will be held at 4 p.m.
Aug. 3 and tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The Frazier Carnival will offer thrill rides, rides for the little ones, games and carnival food beginning on Aug. 2. Special ride bracelets will be available. Country music stars Pam Tillis and the Bellamy Brothers will headline this year’s entertainment. Tillis will take the stage at 8 p.m. Aug. 9 and the Bellamy Brothers will make their appearance at 8 p.m. Aug. 10. Seventeenyear-old Camille Sanders will open for both acts. Sanders will be joined on stage by Ronnie Huckaby, a member of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band. There is no charge to attend the concerts – entertainment is always included in the San Juan County Fair’s general admission. Whether you’re interested in the livestock, the exhibits, outhouse races, karaoke, gospel music, barnyard Olympics, American Indian dancers, the pet parade, goat costume contest, lawnmower races, the salsa contest, the horseshoe tournament, the rooster crowing contest, the stick horse race, the pie eating contest, the 4 Corners Kart Club Races, or the always popular, always fun, always filling fair food, you’re sure to find what “ewe” like at the 2013 San Juan County Fair, where the theme of “Fun for Ewe and Me” is what it’s all about!
Small pet fair set for next weekend at Southwest Pet Supply The Country Rebels 4-H Club and Southwest Pet Supply will host the annual Small Pet Fair beginning at 10 a.m. July 27 at Southwest Pet Supply, 4250 E. Main St. in Farmington. “The fair is open to participants of all ages with any type of small pet, including cats, rats, guinea pigs, fish, birds, small rodents, and exotic mammals,” said Sandra MacCready-Clark, event coordinator. “We also have an exotic everything else, such as reptiles
or anything crazy they might have,” she said. “There will even be a pet rock division – use your imagination. That way people who don’t have an animal can play too.” This fair is designed for animals that cannot be shown at the San Juan County Fair, so dogs, wildlife, and livestock including rabbits are not allowed to compete. Another special part of the fair is the little critter race, where anything that can fit into a regular size hamster
ball can get inside and race the track, MacCready-Clark said. There are two divisions for the fair: Junior, from 1 through 17; and Senior from 18 through 99 years of age. There will be a ribbon for everyone and prizes, MacCready-Clark said. Registration begins at 10 a.m. July 27 with a $1 entry fee. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. until each animal has been shown. Prizes will be awarded at the end.
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Vehicles become ovens Summer car trips with your pet can turn deadly I know I touched on this subject a few weeks ago, but I wanted to emphasize it again, as lives can be at risk this time of year. All across North America, summertime temperatures can exceed 80, 90 or even 100 degrees in some areas. While these sunny days may be great for sunbathers and swimmers, the heat can prove deadly for our pets, especially when left inside cars. A “quick” trip to the store often results in owners finding pets suffering from heatstroke and near death. How can you prevent such a tragedy? Many pets, especially our dogs, love to go for car rides. Whether it’s a quick trip to the local market or even a cross country excursion, hearing their owners say “go for a ride” or “go bye-bye” will set many dogs’ tails wagging. Unfortunately, this favored activity can turn deadly when warmer temperatures arrive and when owners misjudge the amount of time they will be away from the car.
PAWSITIVELY PETS Darren Woodson Each year, dozens, if not hundreds, of stories of dogs dying in hot cars are reported by local media. When confronted with the fact that their pet’s death was likely preventable, most owners will respond with statements like “I didn’t think I would be gone that long” or that they “didn’t know it was THAT warm outside.” When looking at the facts, the reality of just how quickly the inside of a car can heat up, even in mild temperatures, can produce some startling revelations for pet lovers. It’s probably common sense to most people that hotter days cause the inside of a car to heat up faster, but few people realize that even with outside temperatures as low as 65 or 70 de-
grees Fahrenheit, the inside of the vehicle will warm uncomfortably in just 30 minutes. In fact, on a 75-degree day, your car’s interior will be at 100 degrees in just about 10 minutes and a blistering 120 degrees in a half hour! Despite urban myths, cracking the windows has little effect on the rate of heating inside the car. An excellent demonstration of the effect a warm day can have on the interior of a car can be found in this video:www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=JbOcCQ-y3OY. But, it’s not just the heat of the day that is an issue. Your pet’s overall health status and behavior can also contribute to how quickly he will overheat in the car. Veterinarians across the country have posted stories online
about cases in which dogs have died when left in cars on days where the temperature never exceeded 60 degrees. Short-faced breeds, such as Pugs and Bulldogs, as well as obese pets, heavy coated breeds and senior animals, will have less tolerance for extreme temperatures. In addition, excitable animals and those with separation anxiety issues may work themselves into a frenzy, raising their body temperature to dangerous levels. When in doubt, it’s probably best to leave your pet at home. It’s far too easy for a quick trip to become complicated and take more time than you intended. Across the Internet, many well-intentioned people and groups will post pictures and posters that highlight the dangers of leaving pets in cars, and education is a great thing. Sadly, though,
the discussions on these sites about what individuals will do if they find a pet locked in a car can often turn into dangerous arenas of misinformation. People will recommend breaking into cars to save the dogs, or even taking the pets away from the owner. Currently, 14 states specifically have laws that prohibit leaving animals “unattended and confined” in a motor vehicle when physical injury or death is likely to result. While that is a great thing, it does not give ordinary citizens the right to smash windshields or take the pet from the car. Most of these states have included rescue provisions that empower police, peace officers, fire and rescue workers or animal control officers to use reasonable force to remove an animal in distress. So, what should you, as an animal lover and Good
Samaritan do if you come across a pet confined in a car? First, if you are in a store parking lot, consider contacting the management of the store or even security. It may be possible to page the pet’s owner and have them return to the vehicle. Next, call 911 and try to get the local authorities involved. This action will help lessen your liability if the pet is injured during the rescue attempt or happens to escape. Allow the police or legally designated person to open the vehicle. Finally, realize that not every animal in a car is actually in distress. As mentioned above, some pets may appear frantic, but others will lie quietly while waiting for their owners. It’s important to stay calm and not over-react – in some cases, the pet is not in danger!
Farmington public library Sign up for the 2013 “Dig In To Reading” summer reading program at the Farmington Public Library and Shiprock Branch Library. Log the books you’ve read and earn a free limited edition summer reading T-shirt. Get details and registration at www.infoway.org. Monday, July 22 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Summer reading Story Time! “Dig In To Reading” at the Farmington Public Library with today’s Story Time, featuring this week’s theme “Hole Lotta Reading.”
For more information about summer reading at the Farmington Public Library and Shiprock Branch Library, please go to www.infoway.org. Thursday, July 25 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ann Lincoln brings “The Dino Girl Show” to the Farmington Public Library. Enjoy juggling, magic, comedy and more! For more information about summer reading events at the Farmington Public Library, please go to www.infoway.org
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(Left) You never had something sweeter than these two girls. Their names are Stevia and Sugar. They are loving and playful, and great with other dogs and kids. Stevia is a 2-year-old female Bassett-Basenji. Sugar is a 7-month-old female Shepherd mix. They are pure sweetness. (Below) These are Jake, Bo Jangles and Ember. They came from a family of 12. There are eight of them left at the shelter. They are all fixed and healthy, and desperately need families to take them in and love them. Please, if you are able, adopt today. Ask about our special adoption fee.
(Below right) We are all thumbs up. Our names are Fonzy and Richy. Fonzy is a handsome, 9-month-old Bassett mix. Richy is a sweet 5-year-old Heeler mix. Both are great with kids and other dogs. Adopt these boys and they will give you â€œHappy Daysâ€? the rest of your lives. (Below left) These dogs are fabulous. Very friendly and great with kids, and they will make you laugh all the time. Their names are Sissy and J.J. Sissy is a 7-month-old, female Aussie mix. J.J. is a 1-year-old male border collie. Hurry and adopt today.
farmington pets of the week The Farmington Animal Shelter Hours are Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. to 5:30p.m.; Sat. and Sun. (Left) Aubrey is a sweet little Chihuahua-mix girl that is as sweet as can be. She is a great little dog with a wonderful personality. She is loving, and kind, and friendly. Please give this little one a chance to make your family complete. She would love you forever.
noon to 3p.m. Also on Sundays at PETCO from noon to 3 p.m. Adoption Prices (Dogs): $10 is refundable when the Rabies shot is given by a vet; 6 wk. to 6 mo. $100; 6 mo. to 6 yrs. $80; Over 6 yrs. $50 Senior Citizen Costs: Adopter must be 50 or older and the
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Payson is an adorable little miniature Australian shepherd mix. He is full of energy and pizzazz. He is about 6 months old, and has an adorable little bob tail. He would love to find a great home that he could call his own, and would be fantastic with children.
mo. $70; 6 mo. to a 6 yrs $60; Over 6 yrs. $50. Senior Citizen Costs: Adopter must be 50 or older and the cat must be over the age or 6 yrs. $33 ($10 is refundable when the Rabies shot is given by a vet.) If you are interested in any of these animals, please give us a
dog must be over the age or 6 yrs. $33 ($10 is refundable when the Rabies shot is given by a vet.) Adoption Prices (Cats): $10 is refundable when the Rabies shot is given by a vet; 6 wk. to 6
Suki is a darling petite black and white domestic short hair. She is young and perky, and purrs when you look in her direction. She would make a fantastic house cat that would assist with your daily chores and tasks.
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prca tracks Rescue a cute kitty Kitten Summer Spectacular has been extended through July, and there are just a few Wednesdays left this month to get your very own kitten for a very special, limited-time-only, fee. The Farmington Animal Shelter, 1395 S. Lake St., will have kittens for adoption on July 24, and 31 at only $25, which is less than half the normal adoption rate. Liberate a kitty to celebrate the Independence Day season! Pets want to party too! Stop by the Animal Shelter to visit all the furry friends waiting for their loving, forever home. Each cat and dog that is up for adoption will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed, micro-chipped, and have 30 days of free pet insurance. For more information call 505.559.1098. Celebrate summer Historic Downtown Farmington is hosting a number of events as summer season winds down. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, come to Historic Downtown Farmington for the 31st Annual Rod Run Block Party. Enjoy three live bands, food, and cool cars under the stars. Take advantage of the two last TGIF afternoons of the season on July 19 and 26. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Donny Johnson will perform on Friday, July 19, and the Cooltones will perform on Friday, July 26. Come downtown, take a break, and have lunch with us in Orchard Plaza Park. Info: 505.559.1419 Adventure in the Arts On Saturday, July 20, great art is coming to the Four Corners. Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol are just two of the many talented and famous 20thcentury artists whose work will be featured this summer at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., in the visiting exhibition, An Adventure in the Arts. Marvel over art pieces that depict fresh ideas about the nature of materials and functions of art. Admission for this special exhibition is $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID, and $2 for children over 2 years. Call 505.559.1174 for more information. Don’t miss family programming hosted in conjunction with this exhibit. Discover Jackson Pollock action painting, Roy Lichtenstein pop art portraits, Jasper Johns 3Dpainting., and Andy Warhol pop art painting. Call 505.559.1169 or come into the Museum for more information about this program.
Kids, play golf! Civitan Golf Course, 2100 N. Dustin Ave., will host an Adult-Junior Scramble on Saturday, July 20. Fun for families on the lush, par-3 Civitan Golf Course, play a 9-hole twoperson scramble, one adult and one junior under the age of 13. Both players
will tee off, the best shot selected, and both players will play from there. Cups will be 8 inches and used on all holes. The entry fee of $30 per team covers prize money and lunch.
Additionally, if your child has never played golf, then Piñon Hills Golf Course and The Hillcrest Junior Golf Foundation would like to invite all children, 8 through 17 years of age,
to a free golf camp on Monday, July 22, at the Piñon Hills Golf Course Practice Range, 2101 Sunrise Parkway. The camp is designed for children with little or no prior contact to the game of golf. The camp will include instruction, lunch, competition and prizes. Registration be-
gins at 8:30 a.m. with instruction starting at 9 a.m. No equipment is needed; we will provide the necessary items. To register for either event, contact the Piñon Hills Golf Course Pro Shop at 505.326.6066. Get more information online at www.pinonhillsgolf .com.
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BLM lifts of fire restrictions in area The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District Office has lift all fire restrictions for all public lands administered by the BLM in northern New Mexico for San Juan, McKinley, western Rio Arriba, northwestern Sandoval, Colfax, Harding, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and Union counties. Most areas have received enough rainfall or increased huThe leap from recreational golfer to competitive golfer is often the final phase that most players will make, the difference being that with something on the line, faults of the player are revealed on nearly every shot. The talking and laughing get replaced with anxiety, nerves and anger, resulting in higher scores and the inner voice questioning why you play this silly game. So why is it that many competitive golfers seem to thrive under the pressure? It doesn’t matter whether these players are playing for merchandise, money, club championships or major championships, they all share commonalities that allow them to harness their nervous energy into positive results. A pair of Lobos spent part of their summer vacation in Russia. One left Kazan with a medal, the other had to settle for a 9th place finish. University of New Mexico big men Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk each represented their home country at the World University Games this month. Bairstow earned a silver medal with Australia, and Kirk struggled for minutes with the United States. Bairstow led the Aussies to the gold medal game against Russia, but came up short, and Australia had to settle for silver. You could make a case Bairstow was one of the most valuable players in the entire tournament, averaging almost 13 points a night over the eight game span, including 21 points in his final game. Kirk will look back on his trip to Russia as a once
midity levels to safely remove the fire restrictions that have been in place since earlier this year. The lifting of fire restrictions has been coordinated with other federal and tribal land management agencies and the New Mexico State Forestry Division. While our areas are now less prone to wildfires, the public is asked to continue being careful with fire when visiting public lands.
DO: Have a preshot routine that you go through on every shot. Great players go through the same routine to get themselves ready to play a golf shot, no matter where they are playing from or what they are shooting for the day. A preshot routine tells the brain that it needs to get ready to perform the necessary muscle movements required to hit the golf ball toward a target. A good routine settles the nerves and allows the player to focus on the task at hand. If a routine is different from shot to shot, then it is only a series of motions that will not prepare the player, nor will it result in a positive outcome. DON’T: Worry about
As recreation and fuel wood gathering activities resume on public lands, please be cautious while traveling on muddy area roads. Stay tuned to weather forecasts for area predictions on flash flood warnings. Although northern New Mexico continues to receive much needed moisture, the opportunity for wildfires still exists. Remember not to park in dry grassy areas and make sure your campfire is
FIRST TEE Tom Yost what others are thinking about you and your game. So many times players tell me that they can’t stand the first tee shot during a tournament because every one is watching and passing judgment. If a player is focused on what others are thinking of them instead of the shot at hand, then that player has zero chance of hitting a good golf shot. Everyone gets nervous on the first tee no matter the reason, but concentration and energy need to be focused on the target at hand and not what others
THIS WEEK IN SPORTS JP Murrieta in a lifetime experience, but he did a lot of time sitting on the bench wearing the Team USA uniform. Kirk averaged only eight minutes a night in seven games, averaging 3.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. We asked UNM head coach Craig Neal if he thought Kirk was slighted by not getting more playing time. “The bottom line is he made the team,” said Neal. “We can say what we want about Alex not getting playing time but we’re not on the coaching staff. It’s not my job to decide if it’s right or wrong. I’m just glad he got the experience.”
completely out by drowning it with plenty of water. For information on fire restrictions on Federal lands, go to: www.nmfireinfo.com. For more information regarding fire restrictions on state lands, go to www.nmforestry.com. For further information, contact Pat Pacheco, Fire Management Officer, at 575.751.4767, or Mark Lujan, Public Education Specialist, at 575.758.8851
Not bad, eh? New Mexico State guard Daniel Mullings also performed well at the World University Games. Mullings played for Canada, who finished fourth at the tournament after losing to Serbia in the bronze medal game. 14 feet and rising The New Mexico State men’s basketball team landed a big recruit this week. I mean BIG! The Aggies got a commitment from 7foot 3-inch Tanveer Bhullar. He will be on the same roster with his brother Sim Bhullar who’s 7-foot-5 and plays for the Aggies. That’s more than 14 feet of
are thinking of you and your game. Besides, most of those watching on the first tee are about to go through themselves the nerves and anxiety of that same tee shot. DO: Focus on each shot and not about your score. Many times during a competitive round, thoughts start to wander onto other holes and shots that are going to need to be played in the future. The self-conversation turns to what score the player has now, and if the player can do this or that on the next few holes then they The Connie Mack city tournament is in the books and now we have the patient wait to begin the prep sports season and the World Series. Connie Mack City Tournament If this summer’s CMWS has the drama of this year’s city tournament, we’re in for a great series. The Strike Zone captured its fourth consecutive City Tournament and will again be the host team for next month’s World Series. However, this time it was anything but easy. The Strike Zone faced challenges from the DC Mob and Naa taanii to advance as the host team. Naa taanii looked to be in the driver’s seat after knocking off the defending champs in the winner’s bracket finals, pushing Strike Zone to win their way back up to the championship. Strike Zone did
The Connie Mack World Series Committee will be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the new renovation of Ricketts Park at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 29. There also will be a set of box seats going up for auction, and interested parties can bid on the four seats that are available. Don Vaughan will conduct the auction.
have a great shot at winning or shooting a career best round. This is about the same time that a round will go off to die. When a player stops focusing on the task at hand and starts playing “future golf,” then miss-hits and three putts start to jump out of nowhere. The player is now in damage control, muscles start to tighten and old habits start to rear their ugly heads. Great players forget about their total score and concentrate – one hole and one shot at a time. These players usually are unaware of what they shoot when they step off the 18th hole until they add their score up. These players are usually the ones finishing ahead of you on the final leader board.
DON’T: Worry about your swing mechanics on the golf course. Work on your swing on the driving range – not on the golf course – and definitely not during a tournament. SEE: Focus on each shot. DO: Enter as many competitions as you possibly can. The more tournament golf you can play, the better equipped you will be to handle the nerves and anxiety. Harnessing the adrenaline rushes and the mental highs/lows all get better as the golfer gains more experience. With experience, comes wisdom and knowledge and the realization of strengths and weaknesses of each individual under pressure situations.
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Rick Hoerner just that, working back up to the championship round and defeating Naa taanii twice, including a walkoff 3-2 victory in the final as Connor Calvert singled home Connor Dugan in the bottom on the 7th. The Series begins Aug. 2. The Death of AllStar Games Tuesday night was the “Midsummer Classic” – the MLB All-Star game. This game was once an event that baseball fans looked forward to all summer, a meeting between rivals that was played not for home field advantage, but for good old fashioned pride. There are many reasons that the All-Star game has
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lost its luster. Free agency has changed league, team and player loyalty. The number of players on the team – with the ridiculous every team gets a representative rule – makes an impossible situation for a manager trying to win and getting everyone in the game. By the time the sixth inning rolls around, there have been too many pitchers and too few big names in the game. There is also commitment to the goals of the regular season team to win, which means that as much as the league touts that the game has meaning, it really doesn’t. This problem is not
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picks Baseball. All the major sports have this problem. The NFL Pro Bowl has little to no physical contact and is less interesting than watching summertime seven-onseven games at the high school. The NBA has similar issues. There is no defense and fans have come to realize that watching the last four minutes is all that is necessary, when perhaps the best of the best will find a will to win and not just be out of the way for individual shows that may make them look bad. After all, if you get dunked on in the All-Star Game it’s very easy in the press conference to remind everyone that it’s an exhibi-
tion, so we aren’t really trying. The NHL All-Star game is equally bad. The game represents nothing that looks like hockey. There is absolutely no hitting or defense. All the leagues try to make the All-Star experience more of an event by adding skills competition such as the home run derby or the slam dunk contest. These also have lost their attraction. Look at Monday’s Home Run Derby. Are those really the players fans want to see go deep? With few exceptions, the answer is no. I for one had never even heard of this year’s winner, an A’s outfielder hitting a whopping .225.
The NBA’s Slam Dunk contest has become the event of anonymity. Once the event included the likes of Julius Erving, Michael Jordan or Dominique Wilkins. This year it included the likes of future “Hall of We’ll Look Them up on Wikipedia” like Terrance Ross, Gerald Green and James White. Not exactly worth tuning in for. Do I have an answer to the death of these games? No, perhaps it’s just the evolution of the sporting world. Fear of injury has made teams and players concerned about the intensity with which the game should be played. If you watch the game for entertainment value only, then
you probably will continue to tune in. However, if you are looking for the best players taking on serious competition against each other, then you will be sorely disappointed. Northwest League All-Star Game Now that I’ve tried to convince you how worthless these games are, let me selfishly flip to the other extreme. Former Piedra Vista standout Shilo McCall is up for a spot in the Northwest League AllStar game in Everett, Wash. Fan voting runs until the 22nd, so I’m pushing for a little hometown ballot box stuffing from the folks here in Farmington. If you would
like to vote for Shilo, Google search the 2013 Northwest League All-Star Game – trust me, much shorter than the link I would have to give you – and fill out the information for Shilo McCall of the Salem Volcanoes for an outfield position. If you would like to keep up with Shilo, the Volcanoes website is http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t578 with a link to keep up with the Volcanoes on Facebook. Sports on the Radio Prep Sports Weekly with Rick Hoerner & Walter Dorman Saturday at 12:00 on KENN 1390, 92.1 FM and kennradio.com.
Notes Charly Martin was released by the Seahawks while working his camp last week. Martin was quickly picked up by the San Francisco 49ers. Time to unfriend the Seahawks and add the 49ers. Congratulations to Jacy Cave who was named First Team All-American by the Louisville Sluggers. Also congratulations to the Piedra Vista softball staff who for the second time in three years were named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s West Region Coaching Staff of the Year.
our guys a chance to play in a tournament-type atmosphere,” said Neal. “Games like that and the Kansas game are to help us get better in the NCAA Tournament, and those opponents and arena prepare us for that.” This was the first schedule put together by Neal. “It was a good experience for me to find out first-hand how many people don’t want to come to the Pit to play us, no matter how much you pay them. It was difficult, but I think it’s a good schedule.” The Lobos will not play another midnight game as part of ESPN’s 24 hours of basketball showcase this season, like the one they played last year against Davidson. “They wanted us to go on the road and I didn’t want
to do that,” explained Neal. The first year head coach preferred to play another home game, which is why they added Alabama A&M. UNM will also host Grand Canyon in December, which will mark the return of former Lobo Demetrius Walker who transferred to the Arizona school. The Grand Canyon game will also feature former Phoenix Suns star Dan Majerle as head coach. Mountain West play is scheduled to start the following week.
Catch me if you can New Mexico State junior wide receiver Austin Franklin has been named to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, which recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Franklin started all 12 games for the Aggies at wide receiver and as a returner on kickoffs and punts in the 2012 season. Franklin led the team with 74 receptions, 1,245 yards receiving, 16.8
yards per reception, nine touchdowns and 103.8 receiving yards per game. Franklin also led the team in all-purpose yards with 1,627 yards total and averaged 135.6 total yards per game. Moore pitches less Moriarty’s Matt Moore threw a perfect inning in his first MLB All-Star appearance. Moore took the mound at Citi Field in the 5th inning and barely broke a sweat in the New York summer air. Moore threw nine pitches,
seven of them strikes, en route to the American League’s 3-0 win. The Tampa Bay Rays’ 24-year old lefty made it look easy. It was a 1,2,3 inning for Moore who is 13-3 on the season, so far. Following the game, Moore posted a note of thanks on his Twitter account. “Amazing experience! Most memorable part will definitely be Mariano Rivera pitching a perfect 8th inning. Thank you all for the nice thoughts!”
sports Bhullar on the roster! From Alabama A&M to Kansas The Lobos released their non-conference men’s basketball schedule this week. UNM will play five games against NCAA Tournament teams – Kansas, Marquette, Cincinnati and New Mexico State twice. Making matters more difficult, those five games happen in a 13-day stretch. “That week is going to be tough,” said Neal. “Anytime you have Kansas sandwiched with Cincinnati, Marquette and New Mexico State, it’s going to be difficult.” “The Marquette game is at the MGM Grand, and that will really give us a chance to play in an arena that is a true neutral site, and give
tee If a player acknowledges their weaknesses and works on them in practice sessions, then they will become a stronger tournament player. Pretty soon the player will crave the thrill of competition and thrive on the situation rather than wilt under the pressure.
Once a player makes the conversion from recreational to competitive golfer, there is no turning back. And when you start to find that you play better during tournaments than you do in your friendly foursome, then you will be recognized as a competitive golfer.
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NASA educational coordinator talks to kids about space program LAUREN DUFF Tri-City Tribune Children’s hands shot up in the air to ask questions about space shuttles and what is it like to live in space during an educational presentation at Farmington Museum on July 16. NASA Education Program Coordinator Christopher Blair talked to local children about the space program as a way to get them excited about science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. Blair has supported NASA Education since 2003 and makes presentations at museums and schools, and talks to the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other organizations.
NASA Education Program Coordinator Christopher Blair talks with local children about the space program during an educational presentation on July 16 at the Farmington Museum.
The NASA educational presentation was organized by the E3 Children’s Mu-
seum and Science Center in Farmington. This allowed children who par-
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ticipate in the Space Explorer’s Flight Group to listen to Blair’s input on the space program. “We wanted to be involved in this just because it’s so neat and STEM education is really important,” E3 Education Coordinator Cherie Powell said. A few subjects the group learns about are rocketry, space food, and robotics. Jay Boushee, Farmington High School math teacher, said it was important for his children to see this presentation. “The launch
has become so mundane. Back in the day when there was a shuttle launch, every television was on” in the schools, he explained, adding the presentation has also helped him think of ideas for his upcoming classes. At the presentation, Blair talked about space suit materials, the distance from Earth to the moon, and the International Space Station. “The Space Station is a huge science lab and astronauts spend a long time on the Space Station,” Blair explained, adding the Space Station is as “far away from here straight up as it is from here to Albuquerque.” Blair has coordinated and implemented hundreds of NASA events across the country, as well as developing supportive educational products. He works in the education office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. “Are you an astronaut,” a young girl asked Blair. “No, I’m not an astronaut. I have flown on microgravity planes before,” Blair answered. “It is very difficult becoming an astronaut, but NASA recently announced nine new astronauts.”
Because the E3 Children’s Museum and Science Center has developed a partnership with NASA, they are given educational items such as vacuum sealed food and materials to make robotic arms that allow for children to get a glimpse of what it is like to travel to space. Powell said that, so far, the two cities in the area that participate in the Space Explorer’s Flight Group are Farmington and Durango, Colo. “I think Albuquerque will be added but it is a three year (program) where we get together and hopefully use each other for help and also help the new groups coming in,” Powell said. “We have to answer back to NASA and let (Blair) know who we served and how many people we served.” She added that “it will be great if more girls and people who live on the reservation get involved” in the program. Powell said she will begin an evening mini space camp for the upcoming school year. If interested in participating in the camp, contact Powell at 505.566.2279.
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Kooky cavewoman encourages kids to “Dig In To Reading” Imagine if you walked into your local library and saw a crazy cavewoman reading a “magic” book that looked like it might be on fire. Now imagine that her rabbit suddenly appears out of nowhere and her pet dog is performing silly tricks. Finally imagine that she starts to throw bowling balls over her head! You won’t have to imagine if you come to the Farm-
ington Public Library, 2101 Farmington Ave., at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, for one of Ann Lincoln’s Dino Girl shows. Lincoln’s juggling, magic and comedy performances will be a big part of the fun for this summer’s “Dig In To Reading” theme. The shows are free and open to the public, but anyone interested in attending should contact the library directly
at 505.599.1270 for complete information. “Dino Girl is one of my all-time favorite characters to perform,” says Lincoln. “I get to be someone completely wacky and so different from who I usually am that my imagination just runs wild!” Ann says that she hopes that seeing a full-grown woman being so extremely creative and enthusiastic about a subject will inspire
the kids to use the library’s resources to learn more about their favorite things. To that end, after her performance Ann will provide a suggested reading list to all interested audience members. She has included possible subjects from the show to explore further, some appropriate juvenile titles to check into, and more than a dozen books that she herself read in order to prepare for that day’s en-
tertainment. “I firmly believe in the goal of keeping children reading and learning all summer,” Ann says enthusiastically. “I feel very lucky to get to use my time, energy and talent toward that goal. Children who join a summer reading program at their public library keep their brains stimulated and go back to school in the fall ready to learn more. And
that’s good for everyone!” Ann Lincoln has been a full-time professional entertainer for nearly 30 years. She will be performing at libraries all across Colorado – and beyond – this summer. A complete list of those and other public performances can be found at her website www.annlincoln.com. For more information call 303.388.2820, or email email@example.com.
Veterinary Hospital, and the dog “presented with parvo and distemper.” Eckhardt said the foster parents fall in love with the animals, and don’t follow the rules. They don’t return them on the proper date to be vaccinated and they don’t bring them in on time for veterinary checkups at the shelter. “We let the people take them home, clean up after them and fall in love with them,” she said. “The problem is we have a foster program set up and not a person to support it.” The person who was handling the program recently resigned her position at the shelter, leaving another opening to fill. In his letter Lillywhite blames this on mismanagement, saying “A good leader will motivate, encourage and support team members as they jointly work toward common goals.” He pointed out that his association with the animal shelter goes back 25 to
30 years ago, and he has never seen it in such a “poor condition of operation.” Lillywhite wrote about a “deplorable uncleanliness” that has led to “major disease increases.” “It is revolting to see the animals wallowing in their own feces and see so many sick animals in contact with other animals,” he wrote. “Even in the front reception area, which should be the model of cleanliness, puppies are displayed to the public in filth.” Lillywhite suggested an immediate change in shelter management, including a new interim manager, whom he believes could be found amongst the current animal control staff. Styron, however, told the Animal Advisory Commission that the search is on for a new shelter director. The city hired Strategic Government Resources, a company based in Keller, Texas, that recruits people for govern-
ment jobs. Styron stated that the deal was signed and sealed. However, the company does not have the Farmington job listed on its website under an animal services position. Styron insisted the search is expected to be completed in nine weeks. “The firm actually has a screening process. They have done some extensive interviews with myself, looked at the current job descriptions and the challenges we have as a community,” Styron said. Strategic Government Resources also does a me-
dia background check of its applicants “to see if they ’ve had trials and tribulations in the press,” Styron said. Once candidates are selected, the city will interview them, with assistance
from the Animal Advisory Commission. The Farmington City Council will receive a report on animal services during the July 23 City Council meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall.
shelter to bring it back to the shelter and have it evaluated by a vet down there. That animal died and we had a little boy that was heartbroken.” Berry asked Eckhardt why an animal foster parent could not take its pet to their personal veterinarian. Eckhardt said it had to do with the city’s budget and who pays for care, but Berry asked if it would be OK if the family paid for care themselves. “We have to make those decisions (about the animal),” Eckhardt said. “They need to bring the animal in to us.” Eckhardt said the kitten death could be the result of a condition called “unthriving,” where a mother cat knows the baby is “failing inside.” “We could give them everything they need, but some kittens just don’t make it,” Eckhardt said. Alvarez stated that she had a foster dog that a client brought into Valley
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officers not have to drive from one end of town to the other as calls come in.” Loev added that when there are no animal calls the rangers can check each park thoroughly until nightfall and then begin locking up restrooms and securing the gates when the parks are empty. Styron said losing the park aspect of the officers’ duties makes him “a little sad.” He, however, believes in the long run it will be better for the animal control officers. His only other concern would be the priority placed on calls for services. “The downside is any time you take an agency out your control, you do not become the most important item they look at. Police priority might not be an unleashed dog in a park,” Styron said. The other issue is the euthanasia protocol at the animal shelter. “We don’t have anybody at the shelter on staff outside of Sam (Samantha Embry, customer
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service representative) that can do that,” Styron said. “That is the only 800 pound thing we are wrestling with.” The animal control officers are licensed to dispense euthanasia, but Styron pointed out that if stationed at the police department the officers will not go to the new shelter. Should the officers be moved to the police division within the city, staff will need to rewrite the city’s ordinances regarding animal control, according to Styron, who asked members of the commission to participate in the process with final authority resting with Police Chief Kyle Westall. “The ordinances will have to be rewritten anyway as to how the police chief chooses to align them. That would be the police chief ’s discretion,” Styron said. “We will have to rewrite ordinances anyway. They have been around awhile, and they are kind of tired.”
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the house, offers a gas-log fireplace and plenty of room for entertaining. The kitchen has lots of storage, beautiful custom cabinets and a breakfast bar. Double doors next to the breakfast bar provide easy access to the covered back patio that runs almost the full length of the home. The large master suite includes a master bath with shower stall and walk-in closet.
This home, built on a culde-sac, also features an oversized attached garage, a large laundry room, refrigerated central air and a cement block fence for privacy.
This home blends seamlessly into the desert landscape with lots of natural plants and xeriscaped front and backyards. This more than 2,500square-foot home is located at 18 CR 3627 in the Anasazi Estates near Aztec. Priced at $319,000, you can contact Sam Todd at RE/MAX of Farmington, 505.327.4777, for more information or to set up a private showing.
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Fundraiser a success Boys and Girls Club raises $26,000 with Winnebago raffle LAUREN DUFF Tri-City Tribune The Boys and Girls Club of Farmington raised more than $26,000 after the public purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win a 1994 Winnebago. The Winnebago was donated by the local company Industrial Mechanical Inc.
Randy Akins, IMI president, said the company was originally going to sell the Winnebago but decided to donate it to the Boys and Girls Club because it was for â€œa better cause.â€? The winner of the Winnebago was William
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Tropical patio Colorful, fragrant plants enhance summer activities One of the things I love to do is grow tropical plants in pots on my patio during the summer. You want to talk about a conversation piece, just watch your neighborâ€™s eyes light up when they see a beautiful tropical hibiscus blooming by your front door, with flowers the size of oneâ€™s head. Watch as their noses perk up when they try to find out where that amazing aroma is coming from. It is the Jasmine over there. Then watch as their heads spin around trying to take in all the bold colors of the Mandevilla and the Bougainvillea. Walking onto the porch or patio is like stepping off the plane in Hawaii, the bright colors and the sweet fragrances instantly spark the interest of the senses.
Mandevilla is a gorgeous, tropical plant that you will find fascinating. Mandevilla, also known as Brazilian jasmine, is a flowering tropical plant that originated in the hills above Rio de Janeiro. It is a woody vine that grows very well in hot climates, is very popular for its ability to climb and its big, showy, trumpet shaped flowers. These flowers are sometimes very fragrant and come in such colors as red, pink and white. The hotter it gets, the more these plants flower. They are most spectacular in mid-summer, but will continue to flower for the rest of the year. Because of their beauty and relative easy care, Mandevilla are becoming popular in nontropical climates as house plants. They can be kept in pots, brought outside in the summer, then back
ADVICE YOU CAN GROW WITH Donnie Pigford flower. Bougainvillea comes in a large array of colors â€“ whites, pinks, reds, oranges and purples. This is among those plants that truly thrive on neglect. inside to a sunny spot before the first frost. Tropical hibiscus flowers are one of the enduring symbols of the tropics. There is not another flower that makes you think of warm sunny beaches and umbrella drinks as the hibiscus. The hibiscus originated in the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean. This is another plant that loves hot weather and produces large dinner-plate sized flowers all summer long. Hibiscus has beautiful glossy evergreen foliage. The flowers come in almost every color imaginable and
are truly a spectacle all year long. Bougainvillea is an incredibly showy, fast-growing plant that thrives in the toughest of conditions. Virtually pest-free and disease resistant, it rewards its owner with an amazing show of color and vigor. The bougainvilleaâ€™s versatility is renowned. It can be maintained as a small potted plant or as a large tree; it can spread itself vertically on a wall, or climb up a trellis or naturally grow into graceful arches. They will bloom strikingly on branches 18 to 20 inches long. Keep all long shoots cut back to 18 to 20 inches for best bloom. The vibrant color of this vine comes not from the small white tubular flowers, but from the three large paper-like bracts that surround each
Moving them indoors during the winter will continue to provide a show throughout the winter. The blooms and the fragrances of these plants are something you can add only with tropical plants.
Linda, Randy, and Tom Akins donated the 1994 Winnebago to the Boys and Girls Club, which was raffled off on July 12.
1305 East 20th â€˘ Farmington â€˘ 566-9100 Star jasmine vines are not true jasmine plants, but they do look similar. The foliage is dark green and glossy, and it bears fragrant white star-shaped flowers during the spring and summer. Train on posts, walls or trellises, or use as a fast-growing groundcover. It is a good container plant in cold climates. Although not as visually spectacular as some of the other tropical plants, the fragrance is one of natureâ€™s best perfumes. One small plant on a patio or porch can produce a sweet aroma for the entire yard. Adding tropical plants to the patio during the summer adds tremendous color and smell to the areas where you spend your time.
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GlobalWorks $79M project could bring 2,200 jobs to area LAUREN DUFF Tri-City Tribune The Durango development and design company, GlobalWorks, has proposed a continuing care retirement community, to be built in Bloomfield, which would create an estimated 2,200 direct and indirect jobs. Details of the Waterfall Living Community were presented to business leaders and elected officials on Tuesday, July 16, at the project’s site located on 18.6 acres of land off of East Blanco Boulevard. The retirement community would consist of 150 assisted living and skilled care units in a 148,000-square-foot facility, 60 semi-assisted apartment units and 43 independent living duplex and triplex units. Surrounding the buildings would be or-
chards, community gardens, and various water features including a large lake stocked with fish, fountains, and a swimming pool with a lazy river. The estimated cost of the project is $79 million. “The concept of the design is – I wanted to design a place for the living and not the dead,” GlobalWorks Architect Gregory Register said. “This place is meant to express joy, so that is why I added the large lake with fountains,” swimming pool, and boardwalk. “The most beautiful thing about this community is that it is not closed. It is open to Bloomfield and we want Bloomfield to be here and come and jog the walking trails or stand in front of our waterfall features,” said Melinda Smith, Waterfall Living Community general operations manager. “That
is what we are hoping for and what has already happened.” Bloomfield Mayor Scott Eckstein said this project is “great” because “we really try to be a family-friendly community and I think this just enhances that.” He added this also is a benefit to San Juan County. Register said the reason GlobalWorks decided to build the project in Bloomfield is that “(we) looked around the whole Four Corners for the ideal piece of property, and doing due diligence of where the biggest need was. There is a big need here because many (senior living) facilities have waiting lists, so we looked at this area and found this piece of property.” Waterfall Living Community would offer independent living, semi-independent liv-
Waterfall Living Community General Operations Manager Melinda Smith presents details about the retirement community to business leaders and elected officials on July 16.– Josh Bishop photo
ing, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and hospice. Currently, there are no assisted living facilities in Bloomfield. The project will be constructed in multiple phases. Register said the first phase will consist of the four-story facility that will house a memory care clinic, direct assisted living services, re-
habilitation, and in-patient therapy services. “If everything is in place” the first phase will be complete in 1 ½ years to 2 years, Register said. “The main focus right now is the (main) facility and everything else will come after that.” Smith said not only will this project create, potentially, more than 2,000 jobs, but
it also will benefit students at San Juan College. “When our students come out of college – who were going through the nursing program – we will be another place where they can come and do their internships,” she said. “It will affect education and it will affect all of us.” This is the first healthcare project on which GlobalWorks has worked, Smith said. “Everyone has parents and grandparents, so this is personal to them, and more than just a project. They have had experiences that have affected them in a personal way.” Waterfall Living Community is currently accepting reservations for all of the units. If interested in reserving a spot in one of the units, visit the website www.waterfallcommunity.com and click on “Reservation Form.”
Grand opening New Comfort Suites great for business travelers LAUREN DUFF Tri-City Tribune Businesspeople and tourists traveling to Farmington have another hotel option at which to stay after the Comfort Suites had its grand opening on Tuesday, July 16. The estimated 50,000square-foot hotel sits at 1951 Cortland Drive near Highway 64. This is the first Comfort Suites in San Juan County. Its sister hotel, Comfort Inn, has been open in Farmington for a number of years. “Our mission is to cater to, especially, corporate
clients, but we also want to” encourage tourists to stay here as well, said Gen-
eral Manager Don Cowman. Since the hotel had its soft opening on June 16, it
has been sold out twice and “we are running at 60 percent occupancy already,” Cowman said. The lobby is decorated in warm, earth tones and it is inviting to guests. Situated next to the reception desk is a marketplace where guests may purchase vendor snacks and other items. The hotel also offers a warm breakfast every morning. The Zia Room, a small conference room located in the lobby, may be rented by the public whenever it is needed, said Sales Manager Megan Valencia. The opening of the Comfort Suites is an asset to
$1,500 and Dustin Keeler from Farmington won $1,000. “It’s wonderful,” Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Benedikte Whitman said. “A lot of times
we write grants worth $25,000, so this allows us to raise that same amount of money without all the requirements.” The money raised will go towards general oper-
ational costs, Whitman explained. “We get money to do different library programs and other programs, but it is difficult to get money for utilities.” The Boys and Girls
Comfort Suites in Farmington had its grand opening on July 16. The hotel is located at 1951 Cortland Drive. – Josh Bishop photo
businesspeople who travel to San Juan County for conventions and meetings, because there is additional hotel space for them to stay in, said Tonya Stinson, Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Director. “There is added inventory,” Stinson explained. “The (Zia Room) also offers another added option for smaller executive committees” in which to meet. There are 73 suites at the three-story Comfort Suites and guests may choose between one kingsized bed or two queensized beds. The suite also has a living area with a
couch that can fold out into another bed. Free Wi-Fi, USB ports, and extra charging also are available. “We want to be ready for whoever stays at our hotel,” Valencia said. A fitness center with two treadmills, weights, and an elliptical is open 24 hours and there also is a five-foot deep indoor swimming pool. The cost to stay at the Comfort Suites ranges from $110 per night to $150 per night depending on the time of the year. The hotel’s phone number is 505.325.9414. “We are excited to be here,” Cowman said.
Club in Farmington organizes a raffle drawing every year at the annual barbecue fundraising event in September, but the club has never raffled off an item as expensive
as the Winnebago. “We usually raffle off smaller items such as televisions and household equipment,” Whitman said, adding that the club also offers elk hunt raffles.
raffle Sanchez from Cuba, N.M. The Boys and Girls Club also awarded money prizes to two other people who purchased raffle tickets. Deon Masters from Durango, Colo., won
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SAN JUAN IN THE PROBATE COURT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BILL J. DUKE, deceased. Probate No. 5495 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JERI KOUNCE has been appointed Personal Representative of this estate. All persons having claims against this estate are required to present their claims within two months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the undersigned Personal Representative at the following address: Jeri Kounce 3602 Stanolind Midland, TX 79707
THE FOLLOWING items located at AAA Mini-Storage; 1630 Murray Dr, 2016 Hutton Rd,.6208 E.Main, and 7231 E.Main Farmington NM, will be sold or donated at the owners discretion by August 7, 2013
TO: ALL PARENTS OF AZTEC MUNICIPAL SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS
12 Evelisa Stephenson 900 Cannery Court #2204 Farmington, NM 87401
Date: July 8, 2013
B-7 Briana Kneier 1008 Cooper St Farmington, NM 87401 344 Joe Shepard 217 Palonas NE Albuquerque, 87108
431 Helena Manygoats PO Box 2073 Bloomfield, NM 87413 525 Lucy Belian 7B LaPiedra Blanca Santa Fe, NM 87508 552 Randy Shafer 9422 E. Broadway Rd Apt D303 Mesa, AZ 85208 582 Sherri Hicks PO Box 656 Flora Vista, NM 87415
Or filed with the Probate Court, P.O. Box 550, Aztec, New Mexico, 87410
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DATED this 12 day of July, 2013
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JERI KOUNCE, Personal Representative 3602 Stanolind Midland, TX 79707
H-22 Kandi Begay 2633 E. 22nd St Farmington, NM 87401
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LEGALS STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF SAN JUAN PROBATE COURT No.5482 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KEITH LYNN ISLE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS Heather Holtman has been appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Keith Lynn Isle, deceased. All persons having claims against this Estate are required to present their claims within two (2) months after the date of the first publication of this Notice or the claims will be forever barred. Claims must be presented either to the Personal Representative at 5708 Sierra Grande Dr., Taylorsville, UT 84129, Dylan O’Reilly and William T. Denning at P.O. Box 869, Farmington, NM 87499-0869, or filed with the District Court of San Juan County, New Mexico. DATED: 5-9-2013 HEATHER HOLTMAN,Personal Representative M I L L E R STRATVERT P.A. DYLAN O’REILLY WILLIAM T. DENNING Attorneys for Personal Representative P.O. Box 869 Farmington, NM 874990869 T: (505)326-4521 Legal No. 99 Dates 7/19/2013
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LEGALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE CITY LIQUOR HEARING OFFICER REGARDING LIQUOR LICENSE CITY OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO Notice is hereby given that the City Liquor Hearing Officer will hold a public hearing in the Executive Conference Room at the Municipal Building, 800 Municipal Drive, Farmington, New Mexico at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to consider the following request: Application for new Beer and Wine Restaurant Liquor License from Sauce, LLC, 5600 Mickey Dr., Farmington, New Mexico doing business as Sauce Restaurant, 5600 Mickey Dr. Ste. A, Farmington, New Mexico. The Director of the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department has given this application preliminary approval. Further details regarding this application may be examined at the aforementioned hearing or by contacting F. Chester Miller III, Esq. (505-327-0428), 907 W. Apache Street, Farmington, New Mexico. Dianne Smylie, City Clerk Legal No.103 Dates 7/12, 7/19/2013
From: Mr. Kirk Carpenter, Superintendent RE: Asbestos Re-inspection Survey – Annual Notification
******************* According to requirements of the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA 1987), the Aztec Board of Education completes mandatory re-inspections on a three year cycle. In addition, surveys are conducted every six months of all buildings within the district. In the past, asbestos was widely used in building construction. Accredited environmental inspectors visit the school your son or daughter attends to reinspect the condition of material with asbestos or assumed to contain asbestos and complete a re-inspection survey. The asbestos management plan for your school is filed in the main office of the school and is accessible to parents and staff. You may review the current plan at the school at any time. Since AHERA was enacted, the Aztec Municipal School District has implemented an Operations and Maintenance Program to train maintenance personnel with proper handling and safe procedures for asbestos containing materials. As the EPA has suggested, it is our district’s policy to remove asbestos only when a damaged condition dictates, or remodeling or demolition is involved. In these instances, precautions are taken to ensure the safety of our staff and students. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Charlie Lee at 599-4301 extension 1034. Legal No.105 Dates 7/19/2013
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Nosey Nellieâ€™s sister, Mystic Marianne (MM believes she is â€œgiftedâ€? and can see peopleâ€™s past, present and future and has been featured in several mystic magazines, although not always in a positive light. MM isnâ€™t a licensed mystic or an accredited mystic, but she does know how to see in peopleâ€™s future. At least she thinks itâ€™s their future. When youâ€™re not licensed or accredited, the future is blurred, but you can offer discounts, which MM is good about doing. Doing good runs in the family, just soâ€™s ya know), has looked into her future and NNâ€™s future and sees a new fashion trend for her and NN. She sees us as being cowgirls. NN, herownself, has assumed several identities in the past, but never one as a cowgirl. NN was never one to want to be like Dale Evans or Calamity Jane or Annie Oakley or Cowgirl Carolina. Cowgirl Carolina might not be a name some of the uninformed will recognize, but CC was the headliner in the revival of Pistol Packinâ€™ Mamas that was the hit on the Off Vegas Strip until CC inadvertently put bbâ€™s in her pistol (the bbâ€™s looked a lot like the â€œcandyâ€? CC put in her pistol for those times when she needed a little â€œpick her upâ€? during the shows) and she hit a coupla Big Wigs that were in the audience. The Big Wigs were sâ€™posed to be at a â€œmeetingâ€? of government officials, and when their photos made the news, the
Big Wigs became No Wigs and the government shut the show down. They also took all of CCâ€™s â€œcandy,â€? her cowgirl hat and her pistol. They took her dream of becoming an On the Strip Cowgirl, too, but no one cared about that. Whatever. Anyway, MM sees NN and herself in western jeans, western shirts, cowboy boots and saddle bags. MM also sees us on horses. Real horses. The kind that buck and gallop and eat a gazillion thingeys of hay a day. MM has been calling NN every day, asking if sheâ€™s racked up somebodyâ€™s credit card with boot purchases. (MM â€œseesâ€? us using someone elseâ€™s credit card for our new fashion trend, just in case it doesnâ€™t work out for us. She also â€œseesâ€? us dumping those credit cards as soon as we use â€™em on accounta she â€œseesâ€? people in black suits and pistols that are loaded with real bullets, not the bbâ€™s or â€œcandyâ€? that should be in those pistols, hunting down whoever used those credit cards and she doesnâ€™t want â€™em to find us. If they do, she â€œseesâ€? us being roughed up and left without our horses in the middle of the desert. Whatever.) Because NN â€œseesâ€? MM getting really cranky with her if she doesnâ€™t buy boots and jeans and shirts and a horse, she headed out to find her inner Annie Oakley. What NN found is that western wear isnâ€™t made for women who donâ€™t wear a size 0-3. The only western jeans NN found didnâ€™t have elastic waists or little panels on the sides that allow you to eat everything on your plate and the plate of whoever is sitting next to you and still be com-
fortable. These jeans had zippers that hadda be zipped all the way up and metal buttons that wouldnâ€™t button. Not that NN was able to get the zipper zipped except when she put those jeans down around her ankles, which are the only size 0-3 part of NNâ€™s anatomy and then only on a â€œnot fatâ€? day. Whatever. And the shirts arenâ€™t the flow-y kind that go to your knees to cover the stretch panels in the jeans with the elastic waist. Noooo â€“ these shirts have little snaps and are cut so far into the midriff that â€“ if you have a midriff that extends into the next county â€“ wonâ€™t snap. As for the boots â€“ NN found a couple that were cute and had almost hooker heels on â€™em. But when NN got â€™em on, she couldnâ€™t get â€™em off, on accounta NNâ€™s calves are more like the kind they tie up in rodeos and not the kind that women who wear size 0-3 have. The store manager hadda call in a truck with a winch (the kind that pulls vehicles outta trouble, not the wench that NN is often accused of being. Although the truck driver and the store manager did think she was one. NN could â€œseeâ€? it on their faces and in their smoke cominâ€™ from their ears) on it to get the boots off. He wasnâ€™t happy and the truck driver wasnâ€™t happy, because NN had eaten what was on her plate and the plates of both people sitting next to her at lunch, which made her hold water and bloat. The bloat was a little heavier than the winch could handle and it blew up after they got the boots off. Whatever.
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New York Times Crossword Puzzle BONUS FEATURES By Joel Fagliano / Edited by Will Shortz
108 Minimalist’s philosophy
61 Sun spot?
6 Cry like a baby
63 An extremity
10 Evolve 15 Zodiac animal
64 ___ judicata (decided case)
110 Dean Martin classic
12 Something punched into an A.T.M.: Abbr. 14 Skipjacks and others
66 Tick off
115 Miner ’s aid
20 Spanish skating figure
68 Grab, with “onto”
117 Baby ___
16 What’s not yet due?
119 Pitching awards
21 Long rides?
70 Infomercial line … with a hint to 10 answers in this puzzle
17 ___ McGarry, chief of staff on “The West Wing”
75 Where the Confederate flag was first flown: Abbr.
128 Will-o’-the-wisp feature
24 “This might get ugly” 25 Like a mischiefmaker 26 --27 Polite denial 29 Sgt. Friday’s force 30 Philosopher Hannah 32 It may purr or roar 35 “Zip it!” 39 Archaic verb suffix
77 Cereal box title 78 It’s a lock
130 Glove material
79 It’s uplifting 80 Sequel title starter 81 Synthetic fiber 83 Provide with cornrows, e.g. 86 Lines on a staff
90 Belted out
92 15-Across, in Spanish
47 Prankster 50 --52 Spell caster 53 N.Y.C. tourist attraction 54 Sign of pressure? 56 Get ___ (fight) 57 Battle of the ___, 1914 58 Best
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127 Neighbor of Somalia
129 God wounded by Diomedes in the “Iliad”
40 Prefix with byte
45 Front part of a chimera
126 Mythical con man
93 “Love the Way You Lie” rapper 95 Snack item that’s round on both ends? 96 Former Chevy subcompact 97 --99 --100 What the hyphen in an emoticon often represents
131 It’s not good when it’s outstanding 132 Exiled character in “King Lear” 133 Recharge, say 134 --Down 1 President who was not elected 2 Oscar feature subject since 2001 3 Snowbird’s vehicle, maybe 4 Toughen 5 Preacher ’s exhortation 6 It’s known for its big busts 7 Repeat word for word
Law Firm 505-325-7755 1
31 Numerical prefix
33 Oldest desert in the world
36 The “you” of “Here’s to you!”
37 Cheer for
38 Used a keyhole, in a way 39 Neighbor of Dagwood, in the funnies 41 What the winged woman is holding in the Emmy statuette 43 Blog nuisances 46 World’s smallest island nation 48 Fastener with two nuts 49 Equivalence 51 Treat like a pharaoh?
101 Nonstandard: Abbr. 103 John Belushi catchphrase
9 “Freaky Friday” costar
105 Miner ’s aid
10 Bauxite, e.g.
59 Retailer that sells grasshoppers as food
11 Highway caution
71 Cool 72 Question to a poker player 73 Adjust, as a satellite dish
117 124 125
70 Gymnasium decorations
121 122 123
67 “Go on …”
65 College near Philadelphia
34 Environmental extremists’ acts
22 Second or tenth, in a way 28 Gray
18 The U.S. banned it in 1968
8 Words of faux innocence
107 Gold units: Abbr.
Tucker, Burns, Yoder & Hatfield
13 Hotel amenity
113 Asian wild ass
23 Suddenly smiled broadly
Brought to you by
76 Where the Code of Hammurabi is displayed 82 What’s up? 84 How some N.F.L. games are resolved 85 Many an action movie villain 87 Entered violently 88 U.S.S. Ward, e.g.
89 They’re not on your side
75 Go after
91 Headlines, as a band
116 Stick on the range?
98 One who doesn’t give tough love, say
118 Barely manages, with “out”
120 Old German duchy name
104 Siouan speaker
106 White rapper with two #1 hits
109 --111 Sunny? 112 --114 Twinkle
123 Take the wrong way? 124 Important no. for car buyers 125 What this puzzle may make you say
thought for the week “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”
— Albert Camus
Answers to this week’s puzzles are on page A23
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at the movies GROWN UPS 2
Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises: the last day of school.
Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side. Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.'s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance...or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
RED 2 Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon.
TURBO Rating: PG Synopsis: A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.
DESPICABLE ME 2 Rating: PG Synopsis: Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10thbiggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.
THE LONE RANGER Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: "The Lone Ranger," a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice-taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together.
WORLD WAR Z Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: The story revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Rating: G Synopsis: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. "Monsters University" unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became friends.
THE HEAT Rating: R Synopsis: Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) couldn't be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies.
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THE CONJURING Rating: R Synopsis: Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. "The Conjuring" tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.
PACIFIC RIM Rating: PG-13 Synopsis: When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. Movie information and ratings are from Rotten Tomatoes. Ratings are based on 0 - 100%; each star represents a 20% rating.
Nellie NN did go looking for a horse, though. She found one that doesnâ€™t eat much, is easy to ride, and fits in the back of NNâ€™s Cute Cube. It also rocks. MM totally dissed NNâ€™s selection of a horse and has ordered NN one from one of those Wild Horses for Wild Women websites. NN can only hope it comes with a hand brake and an automatic transmission. In other news this week, Sheila Mobley, Shawntay Wolfe and Tom Mullins all celebrated birthdays. These three are movers and shakers and one of â€™em should run for office again, just sayinâ€™. . . . Reid Sharpe also celebrated a birthday, and his mama, Melissa, said Reid is
awesome! Moms just know those things, ya know. Debi and Lance Chapman celebrated an anniversary, Jodi and Jimmie Brown are awaiting the birth of their first baby, Becky Harrell is a new mom â€“ to two adorable puppies! â€“ Debbie Israelâ€™s wonderful daughter, Alicia, sent her beautiful flowers and Doug, Angie and Haley Echols are on vacay. Amanda Price celebrated her first birdie at Hidden Valley Golf Course and Adam Kinney spends most of his time at PiĂąon Hills Golf Course! Paul James likes the Four Corners Drag Racing Association, Randy Large put the top down on his convertible and went to Durango
for ice cream, and Tim Crawford was at the NASA Space Center. Cheryl Sitton, Jamie Church and Mattie Taylor work out, like, alllllll the time, Jennie Sanders loves Navajo Lake, Mark Austin saved a lizard from foam insulation, the corn is ready at Sutherland Farms, Distil is having a bourbon seminar and tasting event (NN is soooo there, even though sheâ€™s not sure what bourbon is, other than itâ€™s an adult beverage!) and Julia Foley is the bomb. Thatâ€™s all for this week. NN discovered a website for Chubby Cowgirls and sheâ€™s gonna check it out. Sheâ€™s just hopinâ€™ thereâ€™s a Chubby Cowboy on sale. . . . .
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