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NEWS Allison Road project breaks ground By Melinda Russell Correspondent

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony was held in Gallup June 23 for the new Allison Road interchange project. Community leaders, business owners a nd concer ned citizens were on ha nd to hea r Gov. Susa n na Mar tinez praise the legislature for working as a bi-pa r tisa n unit to pa ss the Capita l Outlay Bill that awarded $4.5 million in state funding toward this project. Attendees heard Martinez, Mayor Jackie McKinney, and Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Transportation Tom Church celebrate the successful allocation of $4.5 million in state funding for the project. “This creates a road to the future,” said Mayor Jackie McKinney. He praised Martinez’s commitment and integrity for following through with her support of the project. He also thanked the DOT for the Highway 491 four lane improvement project that will allow even more heavy traffic to flow from the north and through Gallup. Church said the improvements were not possible without the governor or local leadership. “These two projects will produce long-term safety and traffic relief to the citizens of Gallup as well as make travel across the freeway move more freely,” he said.

NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church speaks during the Allison Road interchange project groundbreaking ceremony June 23. Photo Credit: Babette Herrmann

Martinez said she believes people will see Gallup as an organized city with possibilities for successful business ventures. “Capital outlay is about building it, completing it, making sure the money is there,” she said. “Road congestion slows down commerce.” NEWS

City and government officials along with Gov. Susana Martinez get ready to shovel some dirt as part of the Allison Road groundbreaking ceremony June 23. From left, Councilor Allan Landavazo, City Attorney George Kozeliski, Public Works Executive Director Stan Henderson, Planning Director C.B. Strain, Councilor Fran Palochak, Councilor Yogash Kumar, City Manager Maryann Ustick, Councilor Linda Garcia, Gov. Susana Martinez, NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church and Sen. John Pinto. Photo Credit: Babette Herrmann

In her speech, the governor said the capital outlay funding for New Mexico is healthy. It has grown from nothing to almost $50 million under Martinez’s leadership. The investments being made to infrastructure is helping New Mexico become more competitive in the economic world of industry recruitment. Martinez’s philosophy regarding capital outlay is that it is meant for big projects. It lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable growth. But funds have to be leveraged responsibly. She explained that in the past capital outlay has been appropriated for many projects that were not shovel ready. As a result, the projects were never completed, wasting tax payer dollars. With capital outlay from the state, even small communities can leverage federal funds in an effort to complete big projects. Martinez used San Juan County, Rio Rancho and Albuquerque as good examples municipalities that have collaborated with other agencies to leverage their funds and use them to leverage federal dollars. She also announced a $100,000 grant appropriated to the El Morro Theatre from the Local Economic Development Act. It is the governor’s hope that by investing in historic venues, businesses will be persuaded to open in the downtown areas across New Mexico. “We want to revitalize our historic downtowns,” she said. During a regular City Council meeting, also held

June 23, Public Works Director Stan Henderson updated the council and mayor on the next steps for the Allison Road project. He s a id t h a t he hop e s t o d r a f t t he f u nd i ng i n Au g u st a nd t a ke it t o con st r uc t ion i n October. There are many steps remaining to launch this project off the ground including certifying utilities, final project environmental plans, a 404 permit with the Army Corp. of Engineers and a final PS&E (plans, specifications and engineering) report. With better access to the west side of Gallup, city leaders project the area will be more developed and property values will rise. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor McKinney said half jokingly that he hopes to see a Harley Davidson dealership crop up on that side of town as part of the expected growth in the Allison Road corridor.

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Crime Trend Watch: Breaking Inmate scales jail fence, caught hours later and Entering, burglaries

A DETERMINED, BUT UNWANTED BEDFELLOW Arguably, one of the most terrifying things to happen to someone is for them to come home and find their sanctuary broken into. This happened to one woman in Indian Hills June 18. Gallup Police Department Officer Chris Molina wrote in his report that a broken bedroom window alerted the homeowner that someone had been in the residence, and blood found in the kitchen and at the front door then trailing out into the driveway suggested that the person had cut themselves on the broken

WAS HE JUST HUNGRY? GPD were called to Jerry’s Cafe June 18 by a someone walking who had noticed broken glass and a person inside the restaurant.

According to the report, filed by Officer Jessie Diaz, officers located Josue, Lopez, 21, of Ch icago, Ill hiding against the wall outside the business. K9 Officer Kwinto along with officers made sure there was no one else inside Jerry’s. “Smoke was present in the business,” Diaz said in his report. “K9 was directed to the kitchen where the smoke was coming from, the stove was on.” GPD found meat products laid out on a cutting board along with some kitchen utensils. They also found, according to the report, socks in a booth and an empty bottle of chocolate milk. A front window was broken, a door inside the business was damaged and a camera was also damaged and removed from it’s casing. Lopez was arrested and charged with burglary, a felony and larceny.

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criminal with a long rap sheet and considered extremely dangerous by police was free to roam the streets of Gallup for more than five hours after he scaled the fence at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center June 24 .

The escape call came into Metro Dispatch at 1:17 pm. After five hours of hustle and searching, Ryan Westman, 23, was apprehended with Angel Kuilan, 33, of Gallup and without incident a little before 6:30 pm at a traffic stop by Subway east. Westman is no stranger to the law, according to New Mexico Courts website. He has a long list of court appearances and charges ranging from traffic violations and resisting arrest to the most recent aggravated burglary and kidnapping. According to Gallup Police Capt. Rick White, Westman was in custody at the jail where they served the warrant on him

stemming from a home invasion which took place June 16 in the Mossman area. He had reportedly broke into a house, tied up and battered the homeowner and burglarized the residence. While Gallup Police officers may have originally taken him into custody, once Westman scaled the fence of the detention center, he became top priority for the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ron Silversmith said that the whole thing played out “very fast.” “This was a very dangerous individual,” Silversmith said after the capture. “It worked out well, nobody was hurt.” While Westman was apprehended without incident, Silversmith said that they were making arrangements to place him in a “more secure facility” while he awaits his court hearing. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said that he was briefed on the incident last night by Silversmith. “The way I understand it, he scaled the fence and used his orange jumpsuit to cover the razor wire,” Decker said. Westman will now have to answer to the escape charges

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hree men were arrested this week, one for burglary, one for aggravated burglary and another for breaking and entering. Two of the three also left blood trails at the scenes of the crimes, which after lab results, will help to solidify them as suspects of the alleged crimes.

window glass before exiting the house. Nothing was taken from the residence. That same day, about two hours later, police were again called to the home on Chaco Drive. The 53-year-old female resident told Officer Justin Benally that she was cleaning up the broken glass when she heard someone at the door. Jonat ha n Tyler, 30, of Ga l lup wa s s t a nd i n g a t the front door asking to come inside. The resident told him no, gathered her belongings and left the house. A neighbor told police that they had seen a man climbing into the window. Officers located Tyler sleeping on a bed inside the house and arrested him for breaking and entering.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT By Kimberly A. Gaona Roman Benally, 38, Yahtahey, NM Benally was arrested June 20 for his third DWI. He was called in by the manager at the Navajo Travel Plaza on West Highway 66 for his actions,which made him appear intoxicated. Benally then went to his vehicle, which was parked at the gas pumps despite not purchasing gas. He was found “passed out” behind the vehicle while the vehicle was running. According to Gallup Police Department Officer Luke Martin, there was open containers of beer inside the vehicle. Benally’s breath test results were .23,.22 qualifying him for aggravated driving while intoxicated. Deanna Dooley, 26, Ramah, NM Dooley was ar rested for aggravated DWI, her second offense, after GPD were called to Cedar Hills Apartment June 13 to investigate bottles being thrown at a vehicle in the parking lot. GPD Officer Charles Steele observed Dooley behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet pick up truck which witnesses pointed to as the suspects. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it was

INMATE | FROM PAGE 4 along with the aggravated burglary and kidnapping. Westman isn’t the only one who will have to answer, as the county investigates whether or not policies and procedures were followed or simply failed to allow this escape to happen, according to Decker. “This is all under investigation,” Decker said. Decker also said that the investigation will cover everything including any improvements that need to be made to the building itself, and whatever is needed to be done to prevent this from ever happening again. According to law.justia. com, aggravated burglary is classified as a second degree

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traveling straight at them without it’s headlights on at about 2:30 am. Officers used their flashlights to signal the driver to stop as well as knocking on the driver’s side window. Dooley did not comply, she was stopped shortly after at Allsups on Arnold Street where she refused all field sobriety tests, including a breath test. She was booked into the jail and charged with the aggravated DWI as well as some lesser charges. John Yazzie, 58, Gallup, NM Gallup Police Department Officer Charles Steele arrested Yazzie June 18 while investigating a hit and run automobile accident on Lewann Drive. Yazzie had been followed to the residence by his daughterin-law. She told the other driver, Peterson Chee, where Yazzie lived. While Steele was talking to Chee, Yazzie exited his residence. According to the report, Yazzie was stumbling, staggering and slurring his speech. When Yazzie’s wife opened the door to the car empty alcohol containers fell out. Yazzie refused all field sobriety testing, but did admit to drinking and to driving the vehicle. He was arrested and booked on his second DWI, aggravated for the refusal to comply with officer, open container and some lesser charges.

felony, kidnapping is either a first or second degree felony depending on the harm done to the homeowner while being held against his will. Escape from jail is classified as a fourth degree felony in New Mexico. A first degree felony of kidnapping is punishable by up to 18 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. A second degree felony of kidnapping is punishable by up to nine years in prison unless there are extenuating circumstances such as that it resulted in a death. Aggravated burglary holds the same possible punishment of imprisonment for up to nine years and a fine of up to $10,000. Kuilan could also be facing jail time for aiding and abetting in his escape.

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MENTMORE Unknown suspects took several appliances from an abandoned residence on Alpha Street. The theft occurred sometime between April 1, 2014 and June 20. Anyone with information should contact the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office at (505) 863-1410.

YAHTAHEY On June 22, the cashier at T&R Market was battered, according to a report filed by MCSO Deputy Arthur Rahimi. The unknown female came into the business and yelled at the clerk saying that she had accused another female of stealing a purse earlier in the day. The clerk, Regina Nez, told deputies that a purse had been lost earlier in the store, but that she never accused anyone of stealing it. The female grabbed Nez’s shoulder and slapped her shoulder and then left the business, she was not identified nor located.

VANDERWAGON, SOUTH OF GALLUP A license plate was stolen off of a vehicle on Jones Ranch Road June 22. The license plate, Ariz. BED1977 was

taken off of a red Ford Taurus. Anyone with information about the license plate should contact MCSO at (505) 863-1410. Arron Johnson, 28, of Window Rock, Ariz. was arrested June 20 after he was caught with stolen fireworks from the Ellis Tanner fireworks stand. Ironically, Johnson was the security guard at the fireworks stand tasked with protecting the business from theft. He was arrested by MCSO and charged with larceny.

THOREAU A female clerk at the Giant convenience store in Thoreau was trying to do her job confronting a man that should not have been in the store due to a trespass order when he got upset and began threatening her. MCSO Deputy Ben Benally wrote in his report that the male, possibly identified as Paulo Waldaohannes an African American in his 40s and who stands at approximately 5’6” and weighs 165 lbs threatened the store clerk. Waldaohannes threatened to hurt the clerk and told her not to be surprised if her house windows were busted out, according to the report. Deputies were unable to locate him.

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City Council Roundup: Spotlight on agenda items By Melinda Russell Sun Correspondent

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uring the City Council meeting, held June 23 in Gallup, Mayor Jackie McKinney and Councilors made short work of their agenda. Budget: Chief Financial Officer, Patty Holland presented the budget for fiscal year 2016. City Manager Maryann Ustick said the budget is balanced. She explained they were able to balance the budget by making across the board cuts in overtime of 5.6 percent. In order to pay for an increase in Community Service Aid salaries, police overtime was cut. Councilors approved the budget without discussion, and forecast nearly $87 million in expected revenue for fiscal year 2016. Electric: Richard Matzke Director of Gallup Electric Department asked for final approval for a negotiated $ 2.575 million deal whereby

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the City of Gallup will buy the electric substations currently owned by the Public Service Company of New Mexico. McKinney praised Matzke’s success in negotiating PNM to accept a proposal for appraised value. The benefit to the purchase is the city will no longer pay $30,000 monthly for maintenance on the substations. McKinney said the deal will pay for itself quickly. K-9 Grants: Deputy Director, NMCOG Evan Williams presented two grants for public comment. Both 2014 and 2015 Justice Assistance Grant Applications award funding for training of K-9s

and their handlers for the city and county. The grants, done by formula, are worth about $40,000 when successful. The city police department is requesting training for four K-9 units and the county is requesting training for two K-9 units. Chief of Police Robert Cron said “Since we took on a new trainer, bark and hold, we are not experiencing any bitings. The grants have been very important.” Allison Project Update: Public Works Director Stan Henderson gave the council an update regarding the Allison Bridge project. The project started in 2007 when Rep.

Patty Lundstrom started the process by procuring money for engineering studies and other preparatory work. With the $4.5 million in capital outlay funding recently appropriated, McKinney said, “We should be able to put a shovel in the bridge very quickly.” LEDA Grants: City Attorney George Kozeliski asked for updated wording related to economic development so the city will be eligible for further grants from New Mexico Local Economic Development Act. The funds from LEDA are targeted toward improving and reviving downtown areas of New Mexico.

Wa s t ew at er Up d at e: Director of the Gallup Water and Sanitation Department, Vince Tovar requested an extension for services from Severn rent Environmental Services. Councilor Fran Polachak asked what the chances are the smell will be under control if the extension is granted. Tovar said it is a short extension that will allow him to acquire a permit he needs to start removing sludge from the system and transporting it to another area. “The smell is not as bad as it used to be,” Tovar said. “I can guarantee it will get better.” The department expects to have the permits in place by early July. Fireworks: Fire Inspector Jacob Lacroix of the Gallup Fire Department gave a presentation regarding fireworks safety. City residents are required to purchase $15 permits if they are lighting anything with a fuse. The fire department will be fully staffed the weekend of July 4th.

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BURGLARIES | FROM PAGE 4 VERDI DRIVE RESIDENTS TERRORIZED BY INTRUDER Three homes were burglarized in the Mossman area during the early morning hours of June 19. While officers were at one home on Verdi Drive investigating a burglary, they heard screaming coming from another nearby home, where they caught up with Giovanni Tom, 18. The first home was occupied by a mother and daughter, who were asleep together and both felt someone touching their legs. The mother told police that she thought it was her daughter, covered up and went back to sleep. The daughter, woken up by the fondling, saw a male crouched by the foot of the bed rubbing her legs. She screamed, which woke up her mother. The man took off running. According to the statement of probable cause, GPD Officer Charles Steele later found that the electrical breaker box had been turned off, all of the window screens had been removed and the man had made entry to the home by the front window. Blood evidence in and around the house supports this theory.

THAT DARN CAT – OR NOT! Screaming down the block on Verdi alerted officers to another possible break in. Ju st dow n t he st reet , homeowner Brian Morris told police that he heard noises and thought it was his cats. Morris told police, according to the statement of probably cause, that “the male

looked at him, waved and ran out of his yard.” Morris saw the man running with a wheelbarrow full of items. When he called out to the male, he dropped the wheelbarrow and only took some items and ran up the hill where he dropped those items. GPD found Tom at the top of the hill, matching descriptions from both Verdi homeowners. According to the statement, he was disorderly with police and had to be tazered before being taken into custody. Tom was taken to the hospital for medical clearance due to a cut on his left hand. “He cut his hand on the fence over by Jefferson Elementary when he jumped over the fence, because blood was also found over at the school,” GPD Captain Rick White said.

NO FISHING TRIP FOR TOM Several hou r s l a t e r, p ol ic e we r e ca l led to a residence on Gladden avenue, where M i c h a e l McMahon reportedly had some fishing items stolen out of the tool box in the back of his truck and out of his boat. The items reported stolen were the same that GPD recovered from the wheelbarrow and the area of Tom’s arrest. Tom was charged with two counts of aggravated burglary where a battery was committed, attempted breaking and entering, burglary, retaining stolen property, disposing of stolen property and burglary to a vehicle.

Health Department, CYFD to parents: Don’t leave kids in hot cars New Mexico Department of Health

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A NTA FE –The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Children’s Youth a nd Fa milies Depa r tment (CYFD) urge New Mexico parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car. Nine children have died in New Mexico from heatstroke after being left in hot cars since 1998. Safe Kids Worldwide reports an average of 37 children have died in hot cars each year in the U.S. in that same time period. Of those lives lost, 53 percent resulted from adults intentionally or unintentionally leaving children unattended in automobiles. An additional 47 percent resulted from children gaining access to unlocked vehicles without supervision. “We don’t want to see this tragedy happen to any family,” said DOH Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. “That’s why we’re asking everyone to help protect kids; never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute. It may be tempting not to ‘wake the sleeping baby’ for a quick trip inside the store, but that puts the child’s life at risk.” The New Mexico Department of Health leads Safe Kids New Mexico, a coalition which provides staff, operational support and other resources to assist in keeping kids safe. According to Safe Kids New Mexico, even when it is cool, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very

quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat‐related illnesses or even death, but it is children who are left unattended in parked cars who are at greatest risk. “When it comes to ensuring the safety and well‐being of our children we need to always be vigilant of our surroundings,” said CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson. “There is never a good reason to leave a young child unsupervised in a motor vehicle, especially during extreme weather.” CYFD , NMDOH, and Safe Kids New Mexico encourage everyone to help reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by following these simple tips: • Place your purse, wallet, glasses, cell phone or anything you always need on the back seat so you’ll look for them every time you get out of the car. • Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even with

the windows slightly open. • If you see a child alone in a car and they appear flushed or non-responsive, the car is locked, and you cannot immediately find the parents or caregivers, call 911 immediately. • Teach children not to play in any vehicle; keys and/ or remote openers should never be left within reach of children. • Watch children closely around vehicles, particularly when loading and unloading. Check to ensure all children leave the vehicle when you reach your destination. • Make it a habit to always open the back door of your vehicle every time you reach your destination to make sure no child has been left behind. • Keep vehicles locked at all times; even in the garage or driveway and always set your parking brake. • When a child is missing, check vehicles and car trunks first and immediately. Visit the Department’s Heat Stress page for more information on heat-related illness.

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Woman abandons daughter by being too intoxicated By Kimberly A. Gaona Sun Correspondent

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allup Police Department officers wer e d i s p a t c he d to the 300 block of West Princeton June 21 to check on a blue van which had a flat tire. The license plate of the vehicle belonged revealed that it belonged to Lisamarie Manygoats, 36, of Brimhall, NM. Metro Dispatch had given out an attempt to locate on Manygoats earlier in the day

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in reference to her being under the influence of drugs or alcohol with her 9-year-old daughter in tow, according to the report filed by Officer Valerie Wilson. Wi l son fou nd t he va n a rou nd 1 pm aba ndoned in front of a residence on Princeton. “The van was parked about two and [a] half feet from the curb,” Wilson said in her report. The right front tire did show damage from hitting a curb, according to the criminal

complaint filed by Wilson. W i l s on a ske d O f f ic er Andrea Tsosie to check the a rea for the woma n with the child. While a tow truck was loading the van, Wilson observed the woman and child, matching the description, standing outside Third Street Tavern. “Manygoats had an odor of intoxicating beverage [coming] from her person,” Wilson said in her report. “She had slurred speech, was swaying back and forth while standing.”

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Manygoats was arrested and charged with abandonment of a child. The child first told officers that Manygoats was her aunt, but a friend of Manygoats told officers differently. She then told officers that her mom had fallen asleep twice while driving and had hit a curb. She also told officers that she hadn’t had anything to eat or drink, according to the criminal complaint. Tsosie bought the child a meal from Subway out of her own pocket.

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Volunteers from the American Cancer Center partner with the staff at New Mexico Cancer Center in Gallup to bring medical and emotional care to their patients as well as offer services that help patients and families deal with the frightening disease. Pictured left to right are: Jody Dalgai, Chrystal Begay, Joyce Graves, Ronna Menapace and Earlene Arthur-Tom. Photo Credit: Melinda Russell

By Melinda Russell Sun Correspondent “Cancer doesn’t care, we do,” reads the sign that hangs on the door of the American Cancer Society’s Resource Center that is housed in the New Mexico Cancer Center. Volunteers man the office that helps cancer patients and their families navigate the dark stretches of the cancer highway. Joyce Graves, volunteer, explains there is a partnership between the cancer center and ACS. The cancer center provides an office, phones, a computer and Xeroxing capabilities while ACS provides educational booklets and trained volunteers.

Your Heart.” This book helps caregivers learn how to talk with the patient. Another, “Talking with Your Doctor” gives helpful tips about asking all the right questions of a healthcare provider. There are booklets specifically designed for breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma and many other topics. “Cooking Smart” gives guidelines for cancer prevention. Some suggestions are: get to and stay at a healthy weight,

be physically active, eat a variety of foods with emphasis on plant sources and limit alcoholic beverages. Another resource offered through the program is availability of wigs, scarfs, hats and turbans for people who have lost their hair or stay cold as a result of their treatments. The cancer center provides a large closet for the ACS to store these things for the patients. ACS offers a lodging program to those who travel for medical services. If the trip is planned in advance, the ACS volunteers can help find free lodging for the patient and caregiver. When funds are available, there are prosthetics and bras for breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomies. They also have a program called Reach to Recovery where trained breast cancer survivors visit with newly diagnosed patients in an effort to support them. Graves said the best thing about their services is it is “one less thing for the patient and the family to deal with.”

VOLUNTEERING Clara Enriquez has been volunteering with ACS the past four years. A cancer survivor herself, Enriquez says, “I’m giving a little back in gratitude for the healing God gave me.” She says she has met some great people at the cancer center. She is amazed that people who are

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Gallup. She says it’s hard to tell somebody why they should volunteer because everybody has their own personal reasons. “Most cancer survivors had help going thru this, so they want to help somebody else,” she said. But you don’t have to be a survivor to volunteer. The major requirements for volunteers are caring and compassion. Of course, you have to be dependable and it helps to have good communication skills.

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The group would like to start opening on Wednesdays but they don’t have enough help. Volunteers go through about three hours of preliminary training. Another day they do a shadowing process so they feel comfortable with answering questions and tending patient’s needs. After the training, they are asked to donate from five to ten hours per month at the cancer center. Beverly Crowe helped write the training program for ACS’s Great West Division and is the training chair for ACS in

Donating gas cards is a great way to help patients who have to travel to Albuquerque for tests or treatments. Money is also needed for prosthetics and bras for mastectomy patients. Other items that are helpful are crocheted caps and scarves, baseball caps and other head coverings. These items can be donated to the New Mexico Cancer Center located at 2240 College Drive in Gallup. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Beverly Crowe at 505-7260808 or email bacrowe67@ hughes.net.

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in great pain, have the compassion to worry about her. Enriquez volunteers for the same shifts each week so she has developed a relationship with many of the people she helps. She said she has seen grown men cry at the diagnosis of their wives. “It’s just amazing to me to see the hope, the faith and the strength people have even though they know they’re dying,” Enriquez said.

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TED 2 Is A Scattershot Comedy With a Few Big Laughs By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING: «« 1/2 OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 115 MIN.

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hile Ted was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2013, it managed to slip under the radar of a few critics... or maybe just me. Regardless, this review is coming from the perspective of a complete newcomer who knows next to nothing about the foul-mouthed talking bear from Boston or his best pal. Taken on its own merits, Ted 2 is a scattershot comedy with a few big laughs that works in spells, but begins to sag as it wears on. The main arc follows the newly ma r r ied super ma rket clerk Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) going through a major crisis with his wife - namely, they fight all the time. Learning from a fellow employee that having a child is a surefire way to save a relationship, the two go through

TED 2, starring Mark Wahlberg, features one foul-mouthed teddy bear. Opens in theaters June 26. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

various channels. However, this introduces a greater issue - that of whether the bear is a person, or simply a piece of property. Helping him along the way is his friend John (Mark Wahlberg) and attorney Samantha (Amanda Seyfried). Also stalking the animal is nemesis Donny (Giovanni Ribisi). As assumed, there’s a great camaraderie between Ted and John, peppered with some ote Prom r You s nes Busi

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amusing conversations and discussions about pop culture (including a funny bit on Google searches). And early on, there’s a hilariously disgusting and awkward situation as the two visit a sperm donor clinic and get themselves into all kinds of trouble. Additionally, the film features great cameos with one incredible standout - that of movie tough guy Liam Neeson, asking pointed questions about cereal.

the story and also don’t come across as particularly funny. By its final act, it all really seems to run out of gas. As the pair rush off to New York to meet up with a famous attorney (Morgan Freeman), much of the dramatic interest begins to dissipate. A Comic-Con set finale involving a “nerd battle” of sorts between costumed fans doesn’t achieve the manic energy one would hope for and the entire sequence feels forced. There are also two supporting characters physically bullying the attendees - while I’m not the biggest fan of conventions in general, it still came across as rather mean spirited. Events are wrapped up rather swiftly, with all of the characters happy - although one wonders how long before those unresolved issues between Ted and his bride will resurface. While Ted 2 is all over the map tonally, it does have a few very funny scenes and a couple of great snappy lines along the way. It will likely amuse fans, although it would be hard to imagine this effort quite matching (what I’ve been told) is the comedic charm of the original.

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WEEK OF JUNE 26 - JULY 2, 2015

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Madame G is feeling refreshed after a

Maybe someone is irritating the heck out

Hey there life of the party! You are

You are resourceful, but you need to

psychic retreat at the XYZ Ranch. Now

of you. It’s so easy to react to push button

ready to get down and boogie. Karaoke,

network a bit more to achieve your

Aries, with your sharp wit and eye for

people when it’s hotter than a boiled crab

check. Dancing, check. Pole dancing,

professional goals. And with the planets

detail, you are going to be coming into a

at Coal Street Pub’s Saturday night crab

check. Break dancing, check. Line

current alignment, you’re bound to make

more fruitful financial situation that you

boil. Don’t get all up in their face; instead,

dancing, check. You’re down and ready

great connections. But, you have to put

can use to take a vacation or at least go

react with grace and class. Yes, class,

to have some fun and entertain others.

yourself out there and it’s sometimes

something our society is in short supply

But don’t injure yourself. Like, if you’re

awkward It’s like introducing yourself to

of these days. Don’t be the classless crab

60, don’t break dance, you’ll definitely

the governor and feeling really dumb as you stumble over your words. You do it to

on a Rio West shopping spree. Don’t use that sharp wit to slay someone verbally.

that has to get the last word in. Throw up

attract some attention, but not the type

fortune.

your pinchers and waddle away.

of attention you’ll like.

break the ice and gain confidence.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your mind is the gateway to happiness,

On my psychic retreat we talked about

Do you feel trapped by the limited

the complicated Scorpio. You wear this

number of options in front of you? Don’t

impenetrable body armor. It’s your way

blame Gallup. It’s your perception on

of protecting yourself from emotional

life these days. Look for ways to become

distress. And if someone is able to

independent and strong-minded. Pull

penetrate your armor in a way that’s not

yourself up and really explore your heart

inspiring to you, BAM, out comes that

and soul for your calling in life. Get out

nasty stinger. This is not the way to

and enjoy nature. Write in your diary, but

attract kindness from others. Practice

don’t get too personal as nosey people

being kind and you’ll receive it back

abound. And it’s a bummer when someone

tenfold.

reads your diary.

It will put a barrier between you and your

Those two stars in the sky lined up are actually two planets – Jupiter and Venus. It’s a temporary, star-crossed love affair. But don’t let that happen to you. If you have a sweetheart, treat him or her right. Shower them with love, hugs, and candy, and not your bullish rubbish. You have a need to be right all the time, and a gruff attitude, and that tends to alienate the people closest to you. Attitude check

but as I peer into my crystal ball I see that Leo has some mental barriers that’s keeping him stuck in a Serengeti mud pit. Someone or something hurt your fragile ego. But it’s time to unleash the inner beast. Envision yourself as a lion with a long flowing mane, standing on a ledge, overlooking his kingdom, like

Taurus.

Simba’s dad in the Lion King.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Madame G almost forgot about you this

Are you not connecting with others very

You seem energized lately. While most

well lately? Maybe it’s just a case of the

It’s sunny, well for the most part lately.

week! Are you feeling neglected? Well

others languish in the heat you are

But you act as if a dark cloud is following

don’t, it’s okay to be low key and still be

summertime blues. Yes, summer can be

walking around like you have the world

you around these days. It used to hover

confident. People depend you because of

boring. It lacks the warmth the holidays

by the tail. You seem a bit cavalier, but

over the county offices, but that’s whole

your trustworthy ways. Deep down they

bring forth. That’s something you

according to your cosmic profile, it’s

other topic. It’s moved onto you. Light

appreciate you loaning them money, your

really like, but it’s too dang hot for hot

only temporary. You will see the benefit

some ocean scented candles and imagine

car keys and even a free meal. Some of

chocolate, candied yams and pecan pies

of your confident ways, but coworkers

the cloud floating off into the distance. On

the folks take advantage of you though, so

and definitely too early for Christmas

may try to rebuff your efforts. Being

a different note, don’t wear a nude colored

don’t be a doormat! Learn to discern users

Carols. Buy some kitschy art. I happen

strategic, buy them off with one trip to

swimsuit, well because, you will look

from those truly thankful.

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Great American Car Race Blasts into Gallup Story and Photos By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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ollowing the Mother Road, Historic Route 66, the Great American Car Race blasted into the parking at Courthouse Square and some makeshift places on Aztec Avenue June 24 before the drivers and navigators ventured down to Sammy C’s Rock ‘n Sports Pub and Grille for some needed provisions after a long day on the road from Kirkwood, Missouri. The group started with 117 old, but refurbished, classic vehicles that most of us have not laid eyes on in years. After an overnight stay in Gallup, the group will continue on to their destination, Santa Monica, California. Along the way they will be raising funds to help in research and treatment of those afflicted with autism. About one in 62 infants born in America will contract this disorder. This group of car enthusiasts have raised several

thousands of dollars to aid in this cause. At 5 pm, t he veh icle s started rolling into the parking area and so did many of the locals, attracted naturally to these vehicles they grew up with, and some they had never seen. “It’s been seven or eight years since they have been in Gallup,” said Mayor Jackie McK inney. “The quality of the vehicles and the people i nvolved rema i ns a s h ig h as ever. Their dedication to raising awareness and funds show solid support for this wor thy cause. It’s a great showing for the community. P rops to t he Cha mber of Com merce Di rector Dave Hink le in put ting th is a ll t oget her. A nd t o S a m my Chioda, a lifelong supporter of his hometown, for providing these contesta nts a nd followers a place to eat and enjoy the evening.” Spectators to the area were treated to a running monologue by a man known only as “Motormouth,” as he described in detail every vehicle in this

race, the drivers and the navigators, and background on everything he could think of. He was seldom quiet, which is what the audience wanted. He also mentioned the fundraising efforts of the group to help in the battle against Autism, described eloquently as “a mile at a time.” For more information on the Great American Car Race, visit facebook.com/greatracerally or greatrace.com.

A distinguished looking 1955 Chevrolet got many close looks when it was parked, including one from Mayor Jackie McKinney and this photographer.

From left, David Barreras (in red cap), his brother Ruben (in blue shirt) and Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney can’t seem to take their eyes off the vehicles streaming into the Courthouse parking area June 24.

A Studebaker President was an outstanding entry into the line up of vehicles that was presented to Gallup residents.

Sawyer Stone and his grandpa, Dave Reeder, pose outside their car while birthday balloons seem to crown Sawyer’s head for his 22nd birthday.

This is not your superhero’s Batmobile, but the backside of a Bugatti, an Italian car designed for racing in the 1930s.

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ARES/SAR Operations Save Lives in New Mexico By Michael Daly For the Sun

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mateur Radio Emergency Services is alive and well in McK inley County, New Mexico. ARES is embedded with the County Search and Rescue (SAR) organization that has 27 active members, 15 of whom are Amateur Radio operators. Also included in the membership is a rope team, two medical doctors, a nurse-practitioner with a search dog, four EMTs and a paramedic. The group is supported by a local Med-Flight helicopter transport service to assist in quick searches of remote areas, and triage. Four years ago, an incident involving a mountain climber p r o m p t e d t h e McK i n le y Cou nt y F i re a nd Re scue Team to invite the county SAR/ARES to join forces to improve on their response and assistance. With this consortium, response times have improved from hours to minutes. The SAR/ ARES members take the same training as volunteer firefighters and rescuers. Training includes radio communication tracking, use of ropes in rescue, emergency medical procedures and wilderness first aid. To keep in practice, the group works numerous public events each year, providing communications, emergency medical assistance and offroad transport for participants in bike races, motocross events, and the annual Gallup Balloon Rally. The group participated in last weekend’s 24-hour Bike Race Through the Enchanted Forest in McGaffey and helped to put out some small fires while they were at the Hilso Trailhead. The group has participated in searches for lost persons and has provided communications for Fire/Police/Medical personnel and even the FBI in a forensic evidence collection case. In February, 2013, a hiker fell off of a cliff, landing on a narrow ledge 30 feet down that was still 100 feet above the ground. He called for help on COMMUNITY

Teresa Agnew and Dan Tamminga back at command after fighting Padre Fire in Quaking, Aspen. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jimmy Graham

his cell phone and his approximate location was determined by triangulation on the cell phone signal. Fire Department personnel searched the area, finally locating him high above on the ledge. Dan Tamminga, KE5FYL, Team Leader of the Rope Team that finally rescued the hiker, studied maps and considered advice of the locals who knew the area, enabling the team to get positioned above the subject. Rescue gear was divided among Dan’s five man team: long ropes, short ropes, a pickoff harness, webbing, carabiners, and rappel devices. “I used my 2 meter radio to keep us in contact with the rest of the team via a local repeater during our climb,” Dan reported. Finding a way up to the top of the mesa above the stranded hiker in the dark was difficult and took several tries, backtracking and scouting different approaches each time. The team used a rope to belay members up at a few spots. The most agile climber in the group was sent up a short technical section with a couple of spotters, and then he found a good anchor for himself, wrapped

the rope around his body, and belayed the rest of the team as they climbed up. Once on the top of the mesa, Dan’s team moved to the target coordinates, where they could see the lights of the rescuers below the subject, and found

the subject’s foot prints. “We followed them down the easy part of the cliff, and got to a good spot directly above the subject,” Dan said. The subject was on a one and a half to two foot ledge about twenty feet below the team.

It was decided to send one rescuer down to the subject to make an assessment. Another rescuer sat on the edge, talking to the subject, while the rest set up an anchor and ropes. A rescuer took a jacket, the pickoff harness and a helmet, and was lowered to the ledge. He attached the pickoff harness to the subject, and attached it to the rope. Getting the subject down was priority number one; he had fallen so there was a risk of spinal injury, but did not have any altered sensations in his extremities. He was cold. An assessment and plan were quickly adopted, and the rescuer traversed the ledge with the subject to a point directly below the anchor, and they weighted the rope. The rest of the team on top of the cliff lowered them down. The subject was taken to the hospital for evaluation, and did not sustain any substantial injuries. Jimmy Graham, K5GRA, president of the ARES/SAR team, said he “got into ARES and emergency rescue services to save lives, and we have saved lives.” St o r y e dit e d b y To m Hartsock.

Mike Nye KG5AWR and Mike Daly N5SJ inside of command unit. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jimmy Graham

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SPORTS 360 It’s Been a Busy Summer, Just a few Days In

By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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he time has really seemed to fly past since graduation. Here we are on June 26 and look at what we’ve seen so far. Ga llup High had their Athletic Director, Domonic Romero, who is also the school’s boys’ basketball coach, transfer to a new position as Principal at Thoreau High School. Fortunately, one of his assistant coaches, Richard Rangel, will move into that vacancy and attempt to continue the success the team has experienced in the last few years. The AD vacancy has been filled by James Malcolm, who had been the wrestling coach for the Bengals. No word on who might be slated to take that job or if Malcolm will be allowed to keep it. The other high schools in our coverage – Miyamura, Rehoboth

and Wingate – have not notified the Gallup Sun of any coaching changes, however that may change with little or no notice. We have also had the British Soccer Camp return, held the 24-hour Bike Ride in the Enchanted Forest (McGaffey) with a reported 380 riders, watched the Lions Club Parade and Rodeo, anticipated the upcoming Wild Thing Bull Riding Extravaganza, and had 81 participants in the Gallup Triathlon. The word is out as well that the number of participants in the Best of the Best Timed Event Invitational Youth Rodeo has doubled since last year. There has also been a Tennis Camp, Golf Camp, Volleyball Camp and All Star basketball and softball games to watch, not to mention the rule-bending antics of the NBA Finals, won by somebody that a lot of people really don’t care about. Sorry, my article, my opinion. Many of the area athletes

have received scholarships for their talents on the floor, pitch, gridiron or diamonds, and many more for their academic prowess. Gallup residents have also been fortunate to take a look at the brand new Second Street, an addition to our historic El Morro Theater. If you haven’t seen it, take a short trip downtown, if for no other reason than to see what a million dollars will buy these days. Oh, and did you get to watch the Danse de Femme Belly Dance performance at El Morro, or were you too busy scrolling through the video collections on Facebook to notice? If it was the latter, how about the newly promoted Major League Baseball pitcher that is equally adept with either arm. I watched that video and have to say I was impressed. His curve ball from the right side seemed to break about two feet. Well, the summer is just starting, although the Youth Baseball Program – known as the Gallup Amateur Baseball/ Softball Association – is winding down their season with single elimination City Tournaments in all but the youngest and oldest divisions. You will probably see me out there, taking pictures of as many kids as possible. Failing to make that connection, I have also agreed to visit the adult softball games for more pictures and more stories. So, if you are lucky, I’ll see you in the bleachers and we can talk!

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UNM-G groundskeeper starts Bike For Life ndy Martinez is a groundskeeper at UNM-Gallup who has a passion for making children happy. Andy lives in a Gallup trailer park and noticed kids walking the neighborhood and wondered why they weren’t on bikes.  Andy fondly recalled his own youth where he always had a bicycle, although it was often a handme-down version requiring repairs.  When Andy realized that many of the neighborhood

Andy has been relying on donations and his own personal funds to finance his bike repair undertaking. At a recent UNM-Gallup staff retreat, Andy shared his hobby with fellow employees and at the suggestion or Executive Director, Dr. Christopher Dyer, staff were asked to contribute whatever they could towards the Bike For Life program.  With a lead donation of $200.00 from Dr. Dyer, staff pitched in another $200.00.  Andy was able to purchase 5 new bikes, and restore 2 used ones which were presented to 7 local children at

families could not afford to buy bikes for their children, he set out to collect used bicycles, renovate and repair them and distribute them around the neighborhood. “I was one of five children in our family so if I wanted a bike of my own, it usually meant getting a broken one from a sibling and having to fix it,” Andy reminisced.    Andy also recognizes the health benefits of being a bike owner.  “I’m interested in getting kids off the couch and putting them on a bike.  It’s like giving them back their childhood and also getting them to exercise.  All I was seeing were kids on their phones who didn’t even know what it meant to be on a bike.  I feel good about getting them riding and healthy.” 

a campus event on Friday. Andy maintains a Bike For Life Facebook page where families can apply for a bicycle.  Andy monitors the site and looks for children in need who cannot afford a bike and who express their desire to own, maintain and use a bicycle of their own.  Andy sums up his passion for Bikes for Life simply.  “I’ve got a talent to fix bikes and it is worth it all when you see the smiles on the kids’ faces.”  Visit https://www.facebook. com/bike4life for more information.  To make a donation of a gently used bike, a financial contribution or volunteer time to restore the bikes, contact Any directly through the Facebook page, or at (505) 290-1729.

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TEEN MOVIE AFTERNOON Movies for the older crowd will be shown with a movie with a superhero theme. This week: «Thor: The Dark World.» Show starts at 2 pm. Children’s Branch library, 200 W. Aztec. ONGOING GALLUP SOLAR MEETINGS Interested in learning more about solar energy?

SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES Dances take place every night through Labor Day, from 7 pm to 8 pm, at the Courthouse Square, located on Aztec between 2nd and 3rd streets. Free admission. (505) 7222228. SUMMER READING PROGRAM The Octavia Fellin Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off in

June at the Children’s Branch. Children who register for the Summer Reading Program may earn prizes by reading books and engaging in educational activities. The Children’s Branch will also host programs daily throughout the summer, including special performances and events each Saturday. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” 200 W. Aztec. TEEN CRAFTERNOON Fun projects for teens to make with friends. Ages 12-18. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. TODDLER TIME The Children’s Branch library has an active and energetic program for toddlers. The fun starts at 10:30 am, each Wednesday. 200 W. Aztec. To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday 5 pm.

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