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NEWS Gallup Fire Department’s call report By Kimberly Gaona Sun Correspondent
he Gallup Fire Department responded to 639 calls from July 1 through Aug. 17. The following is a breakdown of what type of calls they responded to. More than 85 percent of their calls are listed as rescue and emergency calls, and that number breaks down to 563 calls that they responded to for emergency medical services. This volume includes motor vehicle accidents, calls for ambulances, and other medical assistance. They responded to two dozen motor vehicle accidents without injury, 17 with injuries and seven involving pedestrians in a motor vehicle accident. GFD responded to nine fire calls, which include one trash or rubbish fire, one mobile property fire, one passenger vehicle fire, one natural vegetation f ire, two outside r ub bish or trash fires, and two other
fires that aren’t specifically broken down. They also respond to hazardous condition calls, of which they reportedly responded to seven. One gas leak,
one extrication, one removal from an elevator, one high angle rescue, three natural gas leaks, two gasoline or flammable liquid spills, four smoke or odor of smoke calls were also all handled in
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the course of the month and a half long report. The majority of the rest of their calls breaks down into alarms both intentional and unintentional alarms. False alarms or false calls account for a dozen responses while there were four calls where they were not able to locate anything going on at the dispatched location. These combined with system malfunctions and not finding any smoke or fire account for 30 or over 4 percent of their responses. GFD also responded to one lightning strike, two special incidents, two water problems and one citizen complaint. The report also shows that they responded to 16 service calls and 10 good intent calls. All statistics are from a computer generated breakdown of major incidents, this is a representation of their call volume and may not include every call that GFD responded to.
A blueprint to success: GPD prepares comprehensive fire plans By Kimberly Gaona Sun Correspondent
hile firefighters are busy running to save citizens lives, whether it be automobile crashes, fires, exposure to hazardous materials or just a false alarm, the administration is gearing up for anything that could happen. Chief Eric Babcock said that he has to look at what could cause fires. “My job is to assess the risk,” Babcock said. He said that he has to have his firefighters and staff monitor the vegetation that has grown throughout the rain, because that could dry out and become a fire hazard. He also has to have plans in place as Gallup has over 70 trains coming through on a daily basis and a refinery that sits on the outskirts of the town. Jesus Morales said that the firefighters are also busy
preparing fire plans within their districts. “They are going out into the districts in order to identify any hazards – basically putting in a game plan in case of an emergency,” Morales said. He said that the firefighters are going to businesses and schools and mapping the locations of hydrants, deciding where to place the fire trucks, where to place the ladders in order to vent. While the first priority is buildings with over three stories as well as schools and assisted
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GMCS Superintendent placed on leave Local citizen to push for deconsolidation
By Babette Herrmann Staff Report
he decision of the Board of Education to place Gallup McKinley County Schools Superintendent Frank Chiapetti on administrative leave Aug. 17, created a whirlwind of comments on social media that gravitated between praise and hate for the superintendent now in limbo, as well as the board itself. As with most personnel matters, the five-member school board was tightlipped on the matter. The board went into closed session to discuss Chiapetti’s fate that Monday evening.
That same evening, the district appointed administrator Carmen Moffett the role of interim superintendent, until the board decides whether to continue on with Chiapetti, who served as the principal of Miyamura High School before taking the district’s top job. District 5 Board Member Lynn Huenemann said he couldn’t discuss any details about Chiapetti’s status, but said that the district’s attorney is in the process of hiring an outside investigation firm to look into unspecified allegations made against Chiapetti. Huenemann said he hopes that the investigation wraps up by next meeting, Sept. 8, so the
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board can “get to work on better things” that centers on students and teachers. “I hope the investigation is complete and done with the guidance of the school district’s attorney,” he said. Chiapetti did not return a phone call for comment prior to deadline, but Ryan Hudgeons, who had vied to fill Bruce Tempest’s District 5 vacancy when he retired several weeks ago, didn’t mince words on how he felt about the school board’s decision. Although he didn’t mention names, he suspects that board members held private meetings to discuss Chiapetti’s fate, which could be a violation of New Mexico Open Meetings Act. OMA requires that any meeting where a quorum of a public body, held for the purpose of “discussing public business,” must be open to the public at all times. “We heard though sources that this was basically a done deal [prior to the closed session],” Hudgeons said. “It’s a huge ethical violation.”
Huenema n n, who wa s appointed by board to replace Tempest, said he has no knowledge of any illegal meetings being held by board members. “There was no decision made before the executive session meeting,” he said. While the shock of Chiapetti being placed on leave resonates with Hudgeons, he is looking to form a grassroots movement to deconsolidate the district. He is in the process of compiling a letter stating why the community should support breaking up the current district, which spans about 4,000 square miles, into smaller districts to improve the quality of education. New Mexico currently ranks 49th nationwide in quality of education statistics. “We always talk about smaller classrooms, but we should talk about smaller districts,” he said. He explained that this change is in line with New Mexico’s counties versus district ratio. There are 33 counties, he
Local resident Ryan Hudgeons wants the current school district to consolidate into smaller, more effective districts. Photo Credit: Courtesy
said, and 89 school districts. Hudgeons said this move would be beneficial to students and each area. A Crownpointbased school board, for example, would be able to create plans that best target students needs in that area. “This county has grown too big,” he said. The Gallup Sun will post any updates to this developing story on its Facebook page, and invites readers to join the discussion at: www. facebook.com/Gallupsun
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Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
Impact Review Team to monitor EPA’s mine spill lasting effects Staff Report
ARMINGTON— Gov. Susa na Ma r t i nez announced the crea t i o n o f a mu l t i agency, long-ter m i mpact review team to monitor the effects of the massive 3 million gallon waste spill in the Animas River that EPA officials have admitted to causing Aug. 19. After touring the spill by helicopter for the second time in less tha n a week, t he gover nor made t he announcement with cabinet secretaries and directors of the New Mexico Departments of Agriculture, Environment, Ga me a nd F i s h , He a lt h , and the Office of the State Engineer. “A s t h e r i v e r b e g i n s to clea r up, t here a re st i l l m a ny que st ion s lef t u n a n swered by t he EPA . New Mex ica n s deser ve t o k now t he long- t er m effects this environmental
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catastrophe will have on our communities, our agriculture and our wildlife,” Martinez sa id. “ That is why I have called on state agencies to come together to work with local and federal officials to investigate and shed light on the potential impacts this waste spill could have on our families in the coming days, months and years.” Martinez continued, “And make no mistake about it:
we will keep the EPA honest when they say they intend to hold themselves accountable at an even higher standard t ha n a pr ivate bu si nes s.” With today’s announcement, the long-ter m impact rev iew tea m w ill conduct research, collaborate with local communities, federal of f icia ls, a nd member s of t he publ ic, a nd sh a re information to learn more about the potential long-term impact of the spill on local communities, wildlife, and agriculture. “This long-ter m impact r e v i e w t e a m w i l l a l l ow us to continue to protect New Mexicans even as the shor t-ter m ef fect s of t he spi l l beg i n to fa de,” sa id Env i ron ment Depa r t ment C a bi ne t S e c r e t a r y R y a n F ly n n. “Through working together and sharing ideas and information ba sed on d i f ferent a gencie s’ a rea s of exper tise, we’ll be able to better ensure that New
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Me x ic a n s a r e pr o t e c t e d from any potential long-term effects of this catastrophe.” Earlier in the week, the governor toured the area by helicopter, declared a state of emergency in response to the spill, met with local leaders and responders, and established a multiagency response tea m that ha s b e e n a s s i s t i n g a f fe c t e d communities in responding to the realities of the spill. The governor’s executive order decla r ing a state of emergency frees up a n additional $750,000 in state f u nds. These dolla r s w ill be used to test water wells, study the potential long-term effects of the spill, support t he ef for t s of t he mu lt iagency response team, and provide other mitigation or response efforts that become necessary. This is in addition to the $500,000 in state emergency funds that NMED requested and received on Friday.
living facilities, Morales assures that it will not stop there. “Every business will eventually be pre-fire planned,” he said. F iref ighters a re doing sketches of buildings to show access, windows, basements. Morales said that while these may not seem dangerous during business hours, at night time when there is no electricity or light and fire has caused any type of structural damage, these things could be highly dangerous for firefighters. He said that the Insurance Service Organization is already requiring businesses to have a pre-fire plan in place at opening and then again annually to keep up with any changes to the businesses. “People may see a fire truck, a ladder up or firefighters walking around, it’s not an inspection,” he said. “Basically they are getting a plan together before an emergency happens.” Morales said that every district will be doing this for their district. “It helps us to be a little bit safer, to make sure everyone goes home, that’s what we are doing,” he said.
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Weekly Crime Blotter By Kimberly Gaona Sun Correspondent
North Side Elmer Tsosie, 38, of Pinon, Ariz. was arrested July 29 after he allegedly assaulted the manager of Cracker Barrel with a pocket knife. According to t he pol ice report, filed by Gallup Police Department Officer Andrea Tsosie, the manager saw Elmer panhandling for food and told him to leave the area. He started to leave the area and then turned around and swung his knife at the manager. He was later found by Sgt. Francie Martinez, was positively identified by the manager, taken to jail and charged with aggravated assault. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in Navajo Estates, which was burglarized. Although there were no apparent signs of forced entry, homeowners told Deputy Ben Benally that they were missing several items, including a concho belt, football equipment, a saddle and a hunting knife, altogether valued at around $600. Anyone with information on the burglary that occurred on or about Aug. 16 should contact MCSO Investigators at (505) 863-1410. MCSO are on the lookout for Joseph Gonzales, 30, of Gallup who is known to be driving on a suspended license. Gonzales was seen by Deputy Johnson Lee Aug. 15 driving in the Gallup area. According to the police
repor t, when Lee attempted to pull Gonzales over, he began increasing his speed and not stopping at stop signs through the north side neighborhood. “Speeds reached up to 70 mph on Maloney and we turned north onto state road 608 (Ninth Street),” Lee said in his report. “Vehicle still failing to stop and reaching speeds up to 105 mph.” Gonzales f led into the Gamerco area where he was able to lose Lee within the dust and gravel. According to the New Mexico Courts website, Gonzales was sentenced to 364 days of probation July 25, 2014 on similar charges of evading, resisting or obstructing a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia stemming from a May 2013 arrest. He might be facing new charges of evading an officer and driving on a suspended/revoked license after this latest incident.
Thoreau, NM MCSO Deputies assisted Crownpoint Navajo Police Department in taking three juveniles into custody in connection with a break in at Thoreau High School Aug 17. No names were released due to the age. No further information was available through MCSO. The Badland Burgers portable trailer was burglarized the weekend of Aug. 14 while it remained on State Highway 371. A cash box with an undetermined amount of money was taken, and there was damage to a screen over a window that might have been used as an entry point. The owner
also told MCSO Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai that the power had been tampered with and all of his food products had spoiled. Anyone with information on who committed this crime or others should contact MCSO Investigations at (505) 863-1410.
West Side Daniel Graham, 31, PO Box Gallup Graham was a r rested Aug. 16 after he was fou nd a sle e p inside a home that wasn’t his on Camino Del Sol. Homeowners called the police a little after 8 am when they got to the residence that they are attempting to sell and found the male in the house. Graham said he got in through an open door. The homeowners assured GPD Officer Luke Martin that the house had been locked up and the doors were locked when they got to the house that morning. Martin located a light bulb, possibly taken out of the refrigerator, which had burn marks on it. “It appeared that the light bulb was used as a smoking device to smoke [possibly] methamphetamine,” Martin said in his report. Martin was later called back to the residence when the homeowners found what appeared to be narcotics in a plastic baggie. The baggie was placed into evidence to transfer to a lab in Santa Fe. Graham was charged with breaking and entering as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. More charges could be added based on the lab results from the alleged narcotics.
Senate committee to look at impacts of Animas River Spill By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
he Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that dumped waste from a mine into the Animas River. The spill ended up impacting NEWS
three states as well as the Navajo Nation. U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and John McCain, R-Ariz., requested the hearing by the committee. Both sit on the committee and reached out to chairman John Barasso, R-Wyo., and ranking member Jon Tester, D-Mont., through a letter.
WEEKLY DWI REPORT By Kimberly Gaona Sun Correspondent Adam David Begay, 23 PO Box Tohatchi, NM Aug. 12, 10:53 pm Begay was arrested after Gallup Police Department Officers were called to a automobile crash at the Shalimar. Begay was determined to be the driver, by his own admission. After failing several field sobriety tests, Begay was placed under arrest by Officer Jessie Diaz and taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance as well as a blood draw to determine his blood alcohol content level. He was taken to jail, where he was charged with DWI, immediate notice of an accident and careless driving. Jadeandress Hunter, 30 PO Box Gallup, NM Aug. 11, 3:55 pm Hunter was also arrested by GPD after a vehicle crash. According to the report, filed by Officer Valerie Wilson, an attempt to locate had been issued earlier in the day for Hunter and the vehicle that she was driving. Hunter later crashed into the stop sign at First Street and Maloney. Witnesses told Wilson that Hunter had almost crashed into their vehicle near Lowe’s uptown and that they were following her to get her license plate. Next, they saw her crash into the stop sign and then walk away from the vehicle with a beer in her hand. Hunter admitted to drinking and failed
field sobriety tests, she also refused the breathalyzer exam which led to an aggravated charge of DWI. Dallas Tsosie, 21, Williams Acres, NM Aug. 15, 1:22 am McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arnold Noriega arrested Tsosie after he saw him driving with his blinker on and not making any turns. Noriega noted in his report the usual signs of intoxication. Tsosie refused field sobriety tests, but did submit to a breath test, results were .15, .15, almost twice the legal driving limit. He was charged with being under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs and lesser charges. Ryan Harvey, 30 PO Box Gamerco, NM Aug. 15, 4:35 pm Harvey’s passenger drew the attention of MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally when he was leaning out of the vehicle window and making gestures to a man on a motorcycle parked next to them at a red light. Benally saw that the vehicle’s plates were expired, confirmed that they were expired by over a year and pulled the vehicle over. Benally said in his report that halfway to the vehicle, he could smell the odor of intoxicating beverages. Har vey failed a couple of field sobriety tests and a roadside breath test put him over the legal driving limit. A breathalyzer test later placed Harvey’s BAC at .09, .08. He was arrested and charged for his second DWI, suspended/revoked license, open container in a motor vehicle, and other vehicle related charges.
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Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
UNM G enrollment dips, credit hours up Staff Report
he hea dcou nt for University of New Mexico Gallup Fall semester declined slightly from Fall 2014, with 97 less students making their way to classrooms, according to a report submitted to the Sun from Marketing & Communications Officer Marilee Petranovich. But student credit hours rose by 1.58 percent, which equates to the amount of classroom hours a student is taking each week. The UNMG Student Senate held a meet and greet with students and faculty the first week of school. They gave out prizes, burritos and root boot floats as a part of welcome back days.
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Animas River Spill | from page 5 The letter that Udall and McCain sent to the committee leadership is available at the bottom of this post, courtesy the Udall office. “Through our ongoing conversations with leaders of the Navajo Nation, we understand their dissatisfaction with the EPA’s response to the spill, and share their concerns that toxic substances might flow onto their lands and waters,” Udall and McCain said in a joint statement. “Congress has a responsibility to oversee the federal government’s response to this crisis, and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing will ensure that the EPA explains the public health, environmental, and economic costs of the spill, and its remediation plans, as well as addresses other problematic EPA activities involving the Navajo Nation.” Last week, freelance reporter Tristan Ahtone told New Mexico Political Report about some of what could be “other problematic EPA activities involving the Navajo Nation.” Ahtone said one issue that is big on the Navajo Nation is over waivers that the EPA was reportedly handing out. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye told
the EPA to stop handing out the waivers, according to a report by Ahtone for Al Jazeera America. Earlier this month, Udall and two other members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation joined with members of Colorado’s delegation to request federal resources for recovery from the spill. The spill occurred when a team working for the EPA released water from the abandoned Gold King Mine into a creek. The creek feeds into the Animas River and a sickly orange plume flowed down the river. Eventually, the estimates of the spill said that 3 million gallons of contaminated water flowed into the river. Since the plume left, levels of heavy metals and other contaminants have been found at pre-spill levels. McCain received a less than ideal reception in Window Rock, Arizona earlier this week from protesters who oppose mining near Oak Flat, a sacred site for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. McCain was in the Navajo Nation capital where he was confronted by protesters. McCain was there to speak at a celebration of the Navajo Code Talkers. Visit: nmpoliticalreport.com NEWS
COMMUNiTY Chamber biz expo to put on the fun Look for a job, listen to a band
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Chamber President David Hinkle
he GallupMcKinley Cham ber of Commerce plans on pulling out all the bells and whistles when they host the annual Gallup Business & Job Expo, Aug. 29 from 11- 3 pm in the parking lot west of the Gallup Cultural Center. Cha mber P resident David Hinkle said expect live music from local musician Mark Garcia, who heads four local bands. The event will also feature cheerleader and dance group performances. The expo will end a week long celebr at ion of C h a m b e r me m b e r
appreciation week. Hinkle said he often gets asked the question – “What does the chamber do for me as a member?” For him, it’s simple to come up with a laundry list of reasons, but he started out with how chamber members are perceived by consumers. “All the studies show that customers see your business more favorably if you’re a chamber member,” he said. As of Aug. 18, Hinkle said they had 15 businesses signed up for the event. For businesses interested in signing up for the expo, it’s $30 per booth for Chamber members and $50 per booth for non-Chamber members.
Businesses are welcome to sell products onsite and openly recruit new employees. Attendees can also grab a bite to eat on site. Hinkle said it’s a great opportunity to network with both other businesses and the community. He expects to fill up all the 10’ x 10’ booth spaces prior to the start of the event, so encourages those interested in setting up shop, to register as soon as possible. “It’s an opportunity for [businesses] to give wsomething back to their community,” he said. There won’t be any electrical hookups, and the non -alcoholic event is free to the public. Set up for the event starts at 8 am.
He said last year’s expo didn’t go as well as he had hope, so he decided to up the ante this year and create a festive environment to draw in more Gallupians. For businesses intere s t ed i n joi n i ng t he Chamber, membership packages range in price, depending on the size of a business. Price of membership is based on an annual basis, with packages starting at $225 and up to $500. There is a one time set up fee of $25. To sign up for the expo or for more information about the Chamber, call: (505) 722-2228 or stop by Chamber headquarters at 106 W. Highway 66, in Gallup.
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Shedding light on the life of a southwest frontiersman Book Review: ‘Looking for Dan’
The Puzzling Life of a Frontier Character: Daniel Dubois By Jeffrey Smith For the Sun
ohn Lewis Taylor, the author of this book issued in 2012, spent many years as a teacher and principal southwest of Gallup: at Chichiltah/Jones Ranch BIA school. As he was married into the Navajo community he was fascinated by the many stories he would hear of a frontiersman and fellow Navajo ‘brother-in-law,’ who used to reside in the area: Daniel Dubois. So, upon retirement he began to collect information and eventually produce a small but extremely informative book in which he brings to life the less than famous, but dashing Dubois. Taylor does an exceptional job of using a wide variety of sources to shed some light on the long exciting life of a frontier personality; he avoids making easy conclusions on the conflicting versions of Dubois childhood provided by Dubois and the many people with whom he came in contact. The mystery is the reader’s to solve. Dubois did live on in the memory numerous descendants in the area. He was wealthy not in money or particularly land, although he did have a ranch, but in the lives of the many people he influenced or helped create. Dubois first came to Santa Fe back in 1851 after reportedly being born on a plantation by New Orleans
to Santiago Dubois, an immigrant from France and Margaret Donovan, an Ireland native. He was a large handsome man with a facility of languages. He may have had a difference of opinion with his slave owning father on the subject of slavery. He next surfaced among the Apache where, he later told Andrew Vanderwagen, the missionary to the Zuni, he had an Apache wife and children. According to his grandson, Dan Garduno, being around the Apache “was the only way to live” in Dubois’s opinion. He later served as a dispatch rider for the U.S. Army at Ft. Defiance. When the civil war began in 1861, Dubois was living among the Utes of Colorado. He then shipped as sailor, out of California, and made his way to the eastern U.S. where he enlisted in 1863 in the Ohio Volunteers of the U. S. Army under the name of Dennis Donovan. His unit lost 25 soldiers to disease and exposure. He was discharged with his unit later that year and then entered the U.S. Navy as a stoker on the USS Princeton. He served on the ocean as part of the picket duty as the Navy blockaded the Confederate fleet. After the civil war Dubois travelled back to Ute territory and worked for Lucien Maxwell in Northern New Mexico on the largest ranch in the state. While there, he met the youngest daughter of the Navajo Chief Manuelito, Rosa. Rosa was a servant of the Maxwell family who had been captured as a child in a slave raid, probably by a hostile tribe, and purchased by Hispanic settlers. The word describing these stolen children is – Genizaro. He and Rosa had three children. Eventually, after their children were born Dubois went to Lucien Maxwell and informed him that he and Rosa were leaving and that slavery in New Mexico was illegal. Dubois and Rosa then departed. Sometimes a man is defined not only by his friends, but by his enemies. At one point he met the well regarded agent to the Navajo, Thomas Keam, who had come to the Navajo reservation while in the army and learned the language. He later married Asdzaan Liba, a Navajo woman. Both Keam and Dubois were attacked and Keam was removed as agent by the mission group, which was earlier appointed to reform the Indian Service, the Presbyterian Board. A new agent, William Arny was appointed.
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The author Taylor quotes historian Raymond Locke described the new agent: “(Arny) had serious flaws in his character, he was a self-righteous bigot … none too honest … the worst agent the Navajo ever had to contend with.” A delegation of Navajo was soon on the way to Washington to petition Ulysses S. Grant, the president, for the removal of Arny. When the delegation was unsuccessful, the Navajo took control of the Agency. Arny accused Dubois of advocating among the Navajo for the reinstatement of Keam’s and Arny’s removal. He also accused Dubois of being drunk and defiant at the agency building and refusing to leave when asked. Arny resigned. Rosa and Dubois eventually settled on a ranch south of St. Johns. While there the irrepressible Dubois was involved in many skirmishes and disputes. Once while Dubois was out on posse duty following a raiding party of Apache from Mexico, his 16-year-old daughter had shown that she picked up his courageous outlook. She left to watch the ranch with her mother Rosa and the granddaughter of Chief Manualito grabbed a rifle and went on the roof and began firing at a group of attacking Apache. Dubois came riding up to the ranch in the midst of the fracas and all was soon under control. Taylor’s extensive research also utilizes the knowledge of Dubois’ local descendants to reveal the true Dubois, but he does leave final judgment on Dubois’ life to the reader. Dubois died at age 91 in a Veteran’s Home in California during the 1920’s. He may not have achieved fame but led a full life. COMMUNITY
HITMAN: AGENT 47 is Dead On Arrival By Glenn Kay For the Sun
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ideo games always make difficult transitions to film. In fact, the Hitman character was already adapted back in 2007. So is the new film, Hitman: Agent 47, a reboot or a sequel? Frankly, I’m still not entirely sure. All I can say is that despite constant barrage of blazing guns, there’s little in the way of excitement. In fact, it struggles mightily to hold any interest at all over its 90 minutes. Agent 47 (Rupert Friend) is a genetically engineered a ssa ssin w ith nea r superhuma n abilities. Pa r t of a top secret program that no longer exists, he’s a r uthles s k i l l i ng mach i ne who can wipe out rooms full of people without breaking a sweat. His ta rget is Katia (Ha n na h Wa re), a woma n w it h rema rkable su r v iva l abilities who is on the run and searching for a myster ious ma n from her pa st . A lso in pursuit is a nother super-enhanced executioner named John Smith (Zachary Quinto), as well as a ruthless businessman named Le Clerq (Thomas Kretschmann), who i s plot t i ng to re st a r t t he enhanced assassin business.
Rupert Friend and Hannah Ware star in Hitman: Agent 47, which opens in theaters Aug. 21. Photo Credit: Fox Movies
From this point on, it’s an extended chase as Katia and Agent 47 join forces to solve the mystery and find the missing figure who figures in the creation of both characters. While the movie looks polished and there is some interesting fight choreography, much of the action isn’t convincing at all. Amusingly, there are plenty of public shoot-outs in subways and through busy city streets - at no point do the police ever become involved. The action is also enhanced with less-than-seamless digital effects. Fake motorcycles and riders are shot and bounce off of the asphalt, and digital
guards are thrown off various ledges and drop to the ground. At almost no point does any of it look believable. And despite being under constant pursuit, the heroes possess such overwhelming powers that at no time do they seem to be in real danger. Literally hundreds of faceless extras run and rappel at Agent 47, only to be shot in the face over and over and over again (those soldiers really should have come up with a better plan of attack). In fact, if you took a drink every time someone in the film was shot with a bullet to the head, you’d be three
sheets to the w ind inside of ten m i nutes. Ou r hero appea rs so cold, eff icient and disinterested in what he’s doing that the feeling ends up becoming contagious. The script doesn’t help matters either. It strands the cast with incredibly stilted dialogue between the slaughter scenes, forcing the two leads into solemn discussions on what it means to be human and how their actions truly define who they are. It’s amazing that they manage to do this with a straight-face, but that doesn’t make it any less wince-inducing to watch. The deadly serious tone in these
moments comes across as all the more preposterous when sandwiched between the action flick posturing and over-thetop gunplay. But the worst crime is the lack of a hook for the audience. There appears to be no actual reason to care about the outcome of the conflict. The roles aren’t developed enough to be interesting. And while Diane finds out who the man she can’t remember is and leans why everyone wants to find him (naturally, it has something to do with the original genetically enhanced assassin program), the movie never gives us a reason why we as viewers should care. No master plan to destroy the world or even cause a mild fracas is ever revealed. Sure, there’s a quick line during the climax suggesting that the technology could be used to create an army, but no one ever elaborates - they’re too busy firing bullets randomly into each other’s heads. Some might wonder if the film offers some cheesy laughs. It doesn’t. Instead, it’s a dull and unmemorable affair that isn’t even whacked out enough to enjoy on a surreal level. Hitman: Agent 47 is pretty terrible. The character may be genetically enhanced, but little to no engineering was done in creating a decent script.
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Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 21, 2015
t’s ti me once aga i n to look at new rele1ase highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. Unfortunately, it’s a relatively quiet week, but there are plenty of fascinating older features being issued in high definition for your viewing pleasure. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!
Big New Releases! Cub - A tormented you ng boy scout on a weekend outing with his troop discovers that a mythic monster of legend in the woods may actually be real. Unfortunately, no one believes him, leaving the protagonist with some difficult decisions as to how to handle the matter. This foreign-language fright flick from Belgium garnered reasonable notices at genre film festivals last year. While many Englishlanguage audiences found some aspects of the story difficult to follow and called it uneven overall, others appreciated the film’s attempt to tackle the subject of bullying in a genre film. Lambert and Stamp – Music enthusiasts may be interested in this documentary about a pair of aspiring filmmakers in the 60s who discovered and managed famed rock band The Who. The film captures their early years working together and includes inter views with band members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend. It garnered positive notices earlier in the year. While a few felt it went on some unnecessary tangents, most found it to be an interesting tale chronicling the unexpected rise of a legendary group. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe - The life of the famous actress is depicted in this Lifetime miniseries that aired ea rlier in t he ye a r. It fol lows Monroe’s relationship with her mother (and second husba nd, Joe D i M a g g i o) and tells how they managed to hide some of their private details to the press. The press were split on the biopic - they all appreciated
the performers and found the lead actress’s take on the screen idol impressive, but found the storytelling a bit slow, and felt that it offered little depth or insight into its subject. The cast includes Kelli Garner, Susan Sarandon, Emily Watson, Jack Noseworthy and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Strangerland - An Australian family living in the outback go through a crisis when their two teenage kids disappear hours before a massive and devastating sandstorm is set to hit. They team with a local cop in a desperate search to find them before the desert heat and storm finish the kids off. It’s a concept ripe for drama, but notices for this independent drama were generally poor. The consensus seemed to be that while the actors were strong, the approach taken to the material was too slow and ponderous to build any tension or momentum. Now viewers can make up their own minds. The movie stars Nicole Kidman, Jo seph F ien ne s a nd Hugo Weaving. Vendetta - Here’s a weird one. Talented horror directors Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary) take on this low-budget action project from WWE. It’s about a detective out for vengeance after his wife is murdered. To do so, he gets himself thrown into prison with the convict, but uncovers a bigger criminal conspiracy in the process. There aren’t a lot of reviews for this title, but those that have appeared online suggest that a couple of good fight scenes help to cover somewhat for the routine and predictable plot. De a n Ca i n and Paul “Big Show” Wight headline the cast. Z Storm - This action/drama from Hong Kong details an elaborate plot by an international consortium of crooks to steal hundreds of millions from China’s government and its citizens. Of course, it’s up to a simple cop to uncover all of the corruption and various guilty parties in order to save the day. No one in this part of the world has seen it yet, so interested parties will have to take a chance on this effort. A word of warning, though, online reaction from those who have seen it hasn’t been stellar, describing it as
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a choppily put together disappointment. It stars Louis Koo and Michael Wong.
Blasts From the Past! Shout! Factory have two big releases this week, including the 20th Anniversary edition of Hackers (1995), the Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller cyberthriller that was one of the first internet-savvy efforts to hit cinemas. The two leads play teens who discover a plot to infect the world’s computers with a nasty virus. Can’t say I was a big fan of this flick during its original release, but its datedness may make it a fun title to revisit. Extras include new interviews with director Iain Softly, as well as various cast and crew members. Nomads (1986) is an early suspense picture from director John McTiernan (Die Hard, Predator). It follows a doctor who is bitten by a fatally wounded patient and begins to have visions of the last few weeks of his life - which include run ins with a malevolent supernatural force. It stars LesleyAnn Down and Pierce Brosnan. The Shout! Blu-ray includes new interviews with Down and composer Bill Conti as well as a few advertising materials. As if that isn’t enough, Kino are putting out some really interesting Blu-rays as well. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) is a stately British horror movie about a college professor who doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but begins to change his mind after he discovers that his wife is a witch attempting to protect him from sinister forces at his school. I haven’t seen it since I was a kid, but The Couch Trip (1988) was a guilty pleasure of mine back in the 80s. It’s about a psychiatric patient who escapes from an institute and impersonates a psychiatrist on a radio show, becoming a star on the airwaves. It probably doesn’t hold up well, but I’m curious to see it again, and if nothing else it’ll be fun to see stars Dan Aykroyd, Walter Matthau and Charles Grodin mug for the cameras. My personal pick of the week is the con-man comedy, Diggstown (1992). It’s a really entertaining flick with James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., and Bruce Dern. Woods plays an ex-con who sets up an elaborate bet with a wealthy businessman who owns the majority of a small
town full of boxing enthusiasts. In order to win the wager (and much of the city) he must find a fighter who can enter the ring and beat 10 of the antagonist’s pugilists in under 24 hours. Naturally, both men try all sorts of devious tricks to get the best of one another and the result is a genuinely enjoyable little comedy. Kino have also got Blu-rays of some Westerns coming your way. They include the Burt Reynolds flick Navajo Joe (1966), and A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die (1972), in which James Coburn and Telly Savalas lead a group of criminals attempting to redeem t hemselves by tak ing on a suicide mission. Criterion have a foreign language classic arriving on Blu-ray. Day for Night (1973) from Francois Truffaut tells the tale of a director (played by Truffaut himself) dealing with a myriad of personal and professional trouble during a film production. The disc has a new, restored transfer, archival and brand new interviews with cast and crew (as well as film scholars) as well as a detailed documentary of the making-of the movie. It looks like a great package for this Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner. Mill Creek have two impressive, budget friendly collections on DVD. The first is the Hammer Films Collection Vol. 1 (The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, T he Gorgon, Scream of Fear, Stop Me Before I Kill, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll). These may not be the greatest titles in the studio catalog, but there are some fun and rare 60s movies in the set. The second is the William Castle Horror Col l ecti o n (13 F r ight e n e d Girls, 13 Ghosts, Homicidal, Mr. Sardonicus, The Old Dark House). Again, for the price you can’t go wrong. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the Homicidal (it’s a lot of whackedout fun despite the fact that it’s an obvious rip-off of Psycho) and now anyone interested in this famous genre producer’s work can get several of his drive-in classics for one low price. Finally, horror fans with a very strong stomach can pick up the Cult Epics Blu-ray of Angst
(1983). It’s an Austrian film about a serial killer that targets a family. It remains very graphic and disturbing. If memory serves, it was also one of the earliest flicks to attach a camera directly on the lead actor soon viewers could see him as he walked around town searching for victims.
You Know, For Kids! Here’s what the kids can look for wa rd to. Of particular note is t he Walt Disney Animation S t u d i o s Short Films Collection, wh ich con tains 12 shorts that include the popular Frozen Fever as well as several other recent Oscar winners (Paperman and Feast) all in one package. Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem - Original Movie Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Goes to School Ni c k e l od e o n Fav o r it e s: Celebrate Fall Teen Titans Go: Season 2, Part 2 Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection On the Tube! There’s a great mix of old and new on the TV front. Atlantis: Season 2, Part 2 (BBC) Blacklist: Season 2 The Jeff Foxworthy Show: The Complete Series Frontline: Obama at War (PBS) Grey’s Anatomy: Season 11 Mike and Molly: Season 5 NCIS: Season 12 NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 6 NCIS: New Orleans: Season 1 Once Upon a Time: Season 4 The Rebel: The Complete Series The Royals: Season 1 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (Lifetime miniseries) Teen Titans Go: Season 2, Part 2 TV Guide Spotlight: TV’s Greatest Animal Stars TV Guide Spotlight: TV’s Greatest Crime Stoppers TV Guide Spotlight: TV’s Greatest Game Shows TV Guide Spotlight: TV’s Greatest Westerns Welcome Back, Kotter: The Final Season COMMUNITY
Local Rotarians receive distinguished award
UNM-G Welding Instructor Recognized
T Mr. Sammy “C” Chioda, Mr. Terry Proffitt, Mr. Jay McCollum, Mr. Larry Dorsey, Mr. Paul McCollum, Ms. Juliana Dooley, and Mr. Ken Riege. Photo Credit: Courtesy
Kenneth Reige with his Paul Harris Certificate. Photo Credit: Courtesy
he Paul Harris Fellow is an honored bestowed upon a Rotarian in the name of the founder of Rotary International Paul Harris. Paul Harris was a Chicago Attorney who founded Rotary International in 1905. The Paul Harris Fellow is an individual award/recognition that is given to Rotarians by their respective clubs who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in not only their club but in their community. The Rotary Club meets most Wednesdays at noon for lunch and business session. They are known for bringing in prolific speakers to discuss issues important to Gallup. They also honor a high school senior of the month as part of their scholarship program. And they are always of looking for ways to best serve the community.
Joe Sanchez, Welding Instructor at UNM-Gallup, was recently honored by the American Welding Society New Mexico Section 75 with the Howard E. Adkins memorial Instructor Membership Award. Six years ago, Joe restarted the welding program at UNM-Gallup. He remembers, “when I started, we did not even have books. Now we have a waiting list for our welding classes.” Photo Credit: UNM-G
Ms. Juliana Dooley with her Paul Harris Certificate. Photo Credit: Courtesy
Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
SPORTS 360 Around and Around They Go!
Story and Photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
ver 200 racers compet ed Aug. 16 -17 in the Webe (pron o u n c e d We - b e) Racing Circuit’s first event in Gallup, and the overall reaction was a positive one for the OHV MX course in the Heaton Valley and for the city as well. “It was a success for the first year on a new course,” said Webe Racing’s Hare Scramble organizer Brett Craig. “We had riders from a five-state area and we’ve put Gallup on our list for next year. Right now we are pretty sure we want to come back. Greg Kirk of Red Rock Motor Sports made this enjoyable for everyone.” Webe holds nine races a year at seven locations in three states, and judging by the reactions of most of the riders, this course was to their liking, whether they won or not. And some ventured into town on Saturday night to see what it had to offer; many were amazed at the variety of night life and the arts displayed in the local stores, especially for the size of the town. From the four-year-old entrants in the 50cc race to the Pro riders, all were having a lot of fun as they completed as many laps as possible in the time allowed. But most had time to visit with friends and
A rider casually takes a downhill jump during one of his laps around the track at the Gallup MX OHC Park Aug. 15.
This rider is grabbing some air during a lap at the Gallup MX OHC Park Aug. 15.
strangers alike as some families set up RVs and trailers for the overnight stay while others camped out in nearby motels. Ben Finch won the 4- 6 year old Division by only .06 seconds over Cole Blecha for the five laps each completed, and there was just .24 seconds between the top three
50cc finishers in the 7-10 year old Division, Hayden Bodo, Zebadiah Brimhall, and Gabriel Mendoza. Jackson Lawley won the 65cc Mini-Class by .06 seconds over Dilon Blecha for six laps and also won the 85cc 7-12 Class. Hunter Moore was the winner in the 85cc 13-16 Class View from one of the hills overlooking part of the Gallup MX OHC Park, which stretches from Hasler Valley Road to the old Gibdon townsite, and from the Hogback to the Gallup Bow Range.
Riders in the 50cc 7-10 race get the signal to start, and away they went in a cloud of smoke and dust.
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and James Mitchell was unopposed in the A30 Class. Aaron Evans won the Pro A B race in the A40 Class, and Tell Gore was first in the A250 Class. Austin Evans won the A Open Class and Mike Mendoza easily won the B30 Class. Clay Calkins won the B40 Class, Lee Lott the B50 Class, Austin McCurry the B250 and Tristen Warner the B Open. Casey Melton captured the C30 Class, Anthony Fry the C40, Brad Carey the C50, Jerry Ryan the C60, Brock Cruzan the C250, Ashley Schneider the C Ladies, and Donnie
Hagenbart the C Open. Ben Ellis took the Iron Mini Class. Cody Scha fer kept his season Webe lead in the Pro Class with his win, while Nathan Work won the C Class Sportsman title. The Team A win went to the Barker Boys (Austin Evans and Ryus Finch), the Team B winner was Will Stambaugh and Doug Hickey as The Dodge Boys, and the Team C winners were Killin Me Smalls, represented by Isaiah
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High-flying riders chase each other around the 10-mile track on Sunday in one of the Pro events.
They Go! | from page 12 Lamb and Joshua Evans. The team of Mick Holloway and Justin Haight won the Team Pro race. If that’s not enough racing action for you, read on! On September 12, the Gallup OHV MX Park will host the Red Rock Rage Motocross, an event being brought to Gallup by Arizona Offroad Promotions (AZOP). Registration will begin on Friday from 7-9 pm at El Rancho Hotel and continue from 6 am-2 pm at the track on Saturday. Practice session of one lap will be from 7-8 am on Saturday with PeeWee Bikes and Quad scheduled to race first for 30 minutes, followed by Big Bikes for three, 30-mile laps around the large Heaton Valley track from 8 – 11:30 am, then three laps by the Big ATV’s from
Nine-year old Colton Schneider, left, and Collin Steele, 7, practice before the start of the 50cc 7-10 race last Saturday. Colton’s older sister, Ashley, who is 17, also competed in the event, as did their dad, Joe.
11:45 am – 2:15 pm. The action continues at 2:30 pm with the Bike/Quad Minis and finishes from 3:30 – 5:30 pm with all UTV’s racing for two laps. If off-road racing sounds interesting, this is a chance to enjoy big time action in your backyard. The High Desert terrain, cross-country style (tight and technical) with some two-track roads, piñon trees, and sagebrush at an elevation of between 6,800-7,200 feet promises plenty of thrills and speed for spectators and participants alike. Kyle Krause, owner of AZOP, is not a newcomer to this exciting sport, having been involved for the last five years with this type of competition.
“We normally do about 15 races a year. Greg Kirk reached out to us to bring our series to Gallup and the facilities are what we need. We’ll have all age groups, from mini’s to professionals, with the smaller ones competing on the regular course.” For more information on participating, go online to arizonaoffroadpromotions.com or call Kyle at 623-363-9665. On Sunday, September 13, Red Rock Motor Sports will be hosting the Scott Costley Memorial Race at the same location.
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The T-shirt says it all, The Perfect Princess, who was happy to escort her family all the way from Fence Lake for this event.
Sports This Week August 22, 2015 GHS VB @ Grants (Scrimmage), 10 GHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9 MHS BS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA MHS GS @ Aztec Tournament, TBA MHS VB vs. Tohatchi/ SPORTS
Newcomb (Scrimmage), TBA MHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9 RCHS GS @ Round Valley Scrimmage, Noon RCHS VB @ Bloomfield Scrimmage, TBA RCHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9
WHS XC @ McGaffey Scrimmage, 9 August 25, 2015 GHS BS @ Rehoboth, 6 GHS GS @ Rehoboth, 4 MHS BS vs. Bloomfield, 6 MHS GS vs. Bloomfield, 4 MHS VB vs. Belen, 4:30 RCHS BS vs. Gallup, 6
RCHS GS vs. Gallup, 4 August 27, 2015 MHS BS @ Rehoboth, 6 MHS GS @ Rehoboth, 3 RCHS BS vs. Miyamura, 6 RCHS GS vs. Miyamura, 4 RCHS VB vs. Thoreau, 4 WHS VB vs. Grants, 4
August 28, 2015 GHS FB @ Grants, 7 MHS FB vs. Moriarty, 7 RCHS XC @ Tohatchi, 3 RCS Mid XC @ Tohatchi, 3 WHS FB @ Crownpoint, 7 WHS XC @ Tohatchi, 3
Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
UNM Shuts Out Grand Canyon 3-0 Men’s Soccer
LBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team defeated Grand Canyon University 3-0 in its second exhibition match of the season Wednesday night. Chris Wehan opened the scoring in the eighth minute with a perfect free kick just beyond the edge of the box for the only tally of the first half. “I think we were just a little but casual in the first half,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said, “but I thought our response was really good in the second half. We scored some nice goals, had a little bit
more energy and played in the other team’s half. Wehan created the second goal with some nifty ballwork in the box in the second half. With his back to goal he tapped it over the defender’s head to himself, then passed it to Josh Goss who easily finished into the back of the open net. Gabriel Camera finished the scoring with a rocket from about 23 yards out in the final minute. “It felt amazing,” Camera said. “I saw the ball coming at me, I focused only on the ball, kept my eye on it and swung through it. The goalie didn’t
see it and it went in the goal.” UNM concludes its preseason schedule this Saturday at Denver University at 7 pm. Scoring Summary New Mexico (7:13): Wehan New Mexico (63:48): Goss (Wehan) New Mexico (89:21): Camera (Spangenberg) Cautions Grand Canyon: Tavarez, yellow (67:29) The Lobos travel to Denver University for their final exhibition of the season on Saturday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Their regular-season opener is at No. 1 UCLA on Saturday, Aug. 29.
BACK TO SCHOOL ... SPORTS SCHEDULE! On the Cover: From left, Armando Spencer, at the ready, watches Cash Spencer jump high to catch the football during practice at Gallup High School last week. Photo Credit: Wil Kee
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Community Calendar AUGUST 14 - 20, 2015 FRIDAY Aug. 21 Drop-in Films
mornings off right with an interactive story time for children of all ages and their families. Each week will feature songs as well as books, at least one puppet story, and include a short craft or activity at the end. Starts 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Today’s story: Shapes MONDAY Aug. 24
All ages. Tonight: Sky High. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. El Morro Theater: “Jurassic World”
Free Computer Class The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering free computer training at the Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, call (505) 8631291 or email: libtrain@ gallumnm.gov or visit the front desk of the library. Today’s class: Introduction to the Internet, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. TUESDAY Aug. 25
(Rated PG-13) Jurassic World will be presented in Dolby Surround 7.1. Showtimes tonight are 5 and 8 pm; Saturday/Sunday at 1, 4 and 7 pm; Mon. Thurs. next week at 3 and 6 pm. All tickets are $5. Revitalizing Downtown Community-style workshops will be held at the El Morro Events Center from 5 - 7 pm, and again on Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm. There will be food and live music provided by our sponsors: the City of Gallup, Gallup MainStreet/ Arts and Cultural District, and Gallup Business Improvement District. For more information, please contact C.B. Strain, Gallup Planning Director (505) 863-1244 ext 11244 or Charlie Deans, Facilitator with Community by Design (505) 4714218 or charlie@ communitybydesign.biz. SATURDAY Aug. 22 Saturday Stories Start your Saturday Classifieds
City Council Agendas will be available at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers, 110 W. Aztec Ave. Contact: (505) 863-1254. Teen Cafe Ages 11 to 14: A place for middle schoolers to hang out and make crafts, design, build, experiment, watch movies, or play video games. Starts 4 pm. Today’s event: Build/Lego Competition. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. WEDNESDAY Aug. 26 Library Movie Night
August Film Series – “Dog Days of Summer Films.” Wednesday nights
at 5:30pm – popcorn provided. Featuring this week: “The Wedding Ringer.” Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill. Maker’s Club Ages 7 and up: A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Today’s project: Game Makers. North Side Meeting We invite you to meet with Councilor Linda Garcia at the Northside Neighborhood Association monthly meeting at 6:30 pm at the Northside Senior Center. Councilor Garcia will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. If you have any questions, please call Linda at (505) 879-4176. Toddler Time Ages 2 to 4: An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes and stories. Starts 10:30 am at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. THURSDAY Aug. 27 Business After Hours Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for Business After Hours, from 5:30 - 7 pm. This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships, keep up on what’s happening in Gallup and with your Chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won! Location: Newberry & Associates, LTD, 407 S. Cliff Dr. #A. Crafty Kids All Ages: Fun crafts for the whole family. Today’s craft: Dinosaur Q-Tip.
Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Neighborhood Meeting We invite residents of the Mentor neighborhood to meet with Councilor Fran Palochak at 6 pm. Councilor Palochak will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. Location: Tobe Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr. SAVE THE DATE Ingham Chapman Gallery
ONGOING Ceremonial Photograph Exhibit From Aug. 1 - 29, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will display vintage Gallup Ceremonial Photographs. The photographs were taken in the early decades of the Ceremonial before the move to Red Rock State Park and feature the downtown parade, the old Ceremonial grounds, and many dancers. The photographs will be on display throughout the library, 115 W. Hill. For more information please contact the Library at (505) 863-1291 or libsuper@gallupnm. gov. Community Pantry The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am -12 pm Tuesday - Friday. We are located at 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting ask for Kenworth Jones.
UNM-Gallup will present selections from the Tamarind Permanent Collection – the art of Valerie Roybal, Aug. 17 - Sept. 18. On Sept. 14, Roybal will discuss her collection and present a slide show from 5:30 - 6:15 pm, with a reception to immediately follow. Love to Sing? Join a Choir! Join a Community Choir for the performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria to be performed on Nov. 8.Rehearsals will be at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church on the Rehoboth Christian School campus beginning on Aug. 31 at 7 pm. The choir will join the Red Rock Strings Ensemble and guests from Albuquerque for the Sunday afternoon performance. If you are interested, please leave your contact information with Bob Ippel at (505) 726-9623.
First Indian Baptist Church Monday Night Back to Basics Bible Class, Red Hills Trailer Park recreation center 7 pm; Tuesday Family Bible Study FIBC 501 S. 3rd St., 6 pm; Sunday Worship and Prayer at FIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 am. Contact: Pastor Robert Fontenot (505) 9062808 / fibcgallup@gmail. com / www.fibcgallup. weebly.com Gallup Solar Meetings Interested in learning more about solar energy? Come to a Gallup Solar meeting, held the first three Wednesdays of the month from 6-8 pm, East Logan Ave. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 726-2497. To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday 5 pm.
Gallup Sun • Friday August 21, 2015
Friday August 21, 2015 • Gallup Sun