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Gallup Council OKs reconstruction awards BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS ALSO OK’D
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he Gallup City Council unanimously passed at its most recent meeting two professional services awards related to reconstruction projects. The actions took place at the April 11 regular city meeting and were not met with much discussion. The first project pertained to a $163,000 project along Ciniza Drive in Indian Hills. Gallup Public Works Director Stan Henderson introduced the matter to council members and said the scope of work for the project includes preliminary and final design schemes, plans and specifications, bidding assistance and construction inspection and management. “The project will begin at Ciniza Drive and end at Va n d e n b o s c h P a r k w a y,” Henderson said. “It includes Ciniza Drive and Zia Court
reconstruction of water and sewer line replacement.” The funding for the project comes from the city’s recent bond election, Henderson said. Henderson noted that the specified amount is for engineering and design purposes only. “Professional services for construction inspection and material testing will be presented to the city council at a later date and with final construction estimates,” he said. A second professional services award was unanimously approved by council members for a Hasler Valley Road drainage improvement project. The $230,000 project includes three interconnected projects, a drainage improvement aspect, a new bridge and a national cemetery access road, Henderson explained. The city is building a $6 million national veterans cemetery near the area with the help of the state government. The scope of work for the project
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adjustment related to the purchase of two heart defibrillators. The $53,000 adjustment came from the city’s general fund. “These heart defibrillators will be placed on the two ambulances put in service this year,” Babcock said. Babcock also said any remaining funding would come from a Public Regulation Commission Fire Fund. The Gallup City council also approved an award for a Land Development Standards Rewrite. The $150,000 amount would come from the city’s general fund reserves. Gallup Planner C.B. strain said the contract would be awarded t o B oh a n n a n Hu s t on of Albuquerque. The company
Mayor Jackie McKinney would perform a complete rewrite of Gallup’s land development standards Code, strain said. “We believe (Bohannan Huston) to be a very reliable firm that has been used by the city in the past,” Strain said. Strain noted that in December 2016 the council OK’d $150,000 from general reserves to the planning and development department to complete the rewrite. The rewrite regulates land use and development throughout the city, Strain said. There were three requests for proposals that went out on the matter, Strain said. He said Bohannan Huston possess a lot of experience with respect to land code rewrites.
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COP KILLER INDICTED Kirby Cleveland faces life in prison
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McKinley Commission postpones solar farm tax abatement decision PROJECT IS NEAR ALLISON ROAD
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By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he McKinley C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners postponed a decision on a tax abatement request regarding a solar farm that’ll be built near Allison Road on the city’s west end. Mayor Jackie McKinney and Gallup Electric Director Richard Matzke addressed the county commission, informing the panel that as of July 1 of this year that solar power from the project will be cheaper than the power the city currently purchases from Continental Divide Electric Cooperative. The decision to postpone was 3-0 with Commissioner Genevieve Jackson motioning to ask for more information as to how clients in the rural parts on the Navajo Nation
SOLAR FARM | SEE PAGE 11
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in McKinley County would benef it from the project. Commissioners Bill Lee and Carol Bowman-Muskett followed Jackson’s lead. “We’ve come a long way in the past three to four years,” McKinney told commissioners. “I’m simply asking that you support this.” In providing some background on the matter, City
Attorney George Kozeliski said the area is located near Allison and is classified as a flood plain. “It can pretty much be used for something only like this,” Kozeliski said. Kozeliski said Mangan Renewable, Inc., which has locations across the United States, was the top responder to a Request For Proposals on the matter. That request went
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Man shot by police officer faces multiple charges Staff reports
uring a routine stop for a m inor tra ffic violation, New Mexico State Police Officer Calvin Brown was drawn into a battle for his life April 7. The high stakes incident began around 7 am, shortly after he pulled over a 2016 Hyundai Sonata 4-door sedan that was traveling eastbound on Interstate 40, near mile post 19. During the traffic stop, Brow n bega n to quest ion the driver, who was identified as Stephen Thompson, 3 3, f rom Ok l a hom a Cit y, O. K ., a b o u t h i s t r a v e l s . Brown also questioned the fe m a l e p a s s e n ge r a b o u t their travels. According to the repor t, he d iscovered i nc on s i s t e nc ie s b e t we e n the driver’s statements and
the pa ssenger statements. Due to the inconsistencies in their statements, Brown asked for consent to search the vehicle. Initially Brown obtained consent from Thompson, but it was subsequently withdrawn. Brown explained to Thompson that he was going to request a K-9 Officer and asked him to stand off to the side of the road. Instead of standing off the road, Thompson walked with Brown to the passenger side of the vehicle indicating he needed to get his girlfriend out. As Thompson approached the passenger side of the vehicle, he jumped into the car. Brown immediately ordered him away from the car and eventually entered the vehicle through the open passenger door, in an attempt to remove Thompson from the vehicle. While Brown was in the vehicle, Thompson drove the
vehicle onto eastbound I-40 at a high rate of speed with Brown inside. As the vehicle was traveling east on I-40 an physical altercation ensued between Brown, Thompson, and a female passenger, Kierra Johnson, 20, from Del City, O.K. During the altercation Brown discharged his weapon one time striking
Mr. Thompson in the right abdomen. The vehicle came to rest approximately one one mile east of where the initial traffic start occurred. As of April 12, Thompson was jailed at McKinley County Adult Detention Center on an $85,000 bond. He faces the following charges: assault with intent to commit a violent
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McKinley Dems get new Federal grand jury officers; state central indicts cop killer committee chooses new faces Kirby Cleveland By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
ome new faces a re now at the helm of the McKinley County D e mo c r a t ic Pa r t y. A nd, relative to the same party line, the State Central Committee, representi ng McK i n ley County, recently ele c t e d new officers as the political ups a nd dow ns of 2017 roll along. Albert Sh i rley, a for mer member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, confirmed that Cas Hoefman (Gallup) a nd Son lat sa Ji m-Ma r t i n (Tohatchi) were elected chairman and vice chairman of the McKinley County Democratic Party on March 28, respectively. Hoefman announced candidacy during a February meeting of the party. “We’re getting everything set at the local level and at the state level,” Shirley said. “Everyone agrees that we have a good group of new people.” Hoefman takes the place of
Mary Ann Armijo. Jim-Martin, an outspoken education advocate who frequently speaks out at Gallup-McKinley County Board of Education meetings, said the selection as vice president was something she welcomed. “Yes, I a m the new vice chair,” JimMartin said during a break at a recent school board meeting. “It’s my first time holding office within the McKinley County Democratic
Party.” Shirley, who hails from
Iyanbito and extremely active in area politics since leave the state legislature decades ago, noted that area membership serving the State Central Committee now claims Shirley, Alray Nelson, Anna Rondon, Joanne Beneati, Deanna CraskStone, Liz Hannum, A mit Pande, Arden Kucate, JimMartin and Hoefman. Interestingly, Nelson is the former area representative for the Hillary Clinton campaign. Hannum is the executive director of Gallup’s MainStreet. An April 29 committee meeting in Albuquerque determines who gets picked to serve on an execut ive committee which will represent t h e state i n national democratic f u nct ion s. Shirley said another person will be selected to serve the state central committee and that selection must come from the Pueblo of Zuni.
LBUQUERQUE – A federal grand jury sitting in, has filed an indictment charging Kirby Cleveland, 32, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Prewitt, N.M., with charges arising out of the murder of Houston James Largo, a tribal police officer of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety. Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney, Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety announced the filing of the indictment April 13. Cleveland is scheduled to be arraigned on the eight-count indictment at 9:30 am on April 20, in the federal courthouse in Albuquerque. The indictment charges Cleveland with the following offenses: Count 1, murdering an officer and employee of the United States who was engaged in the performance of his official duties; Count 2, committing felony murder while escaping from an institution of confinement; C ou nt 3 , f i r s t - deg r e e murder; Count 4, escaping from
Kirby Cleveland an institution of confinement where he was confined after his conviction on a felony offense; Count 5, using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, the murder an officer and employee of the United States as charged in Count 1; Count 6, using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, felony murder as charged in Count 2; Count 7, using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, first-degree murder as charged in Count 3; and Count 8, being a felon in possession of a firearm and
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Gallup Sun • Friday April 14, 2017
Lujan leads Gallup meeting on behavioral health FUNDING STILL NECESSARY TO TACKLE PROBLEM
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. weighs in on Gallup’s drug problem during a meeting held at Gallup McKinley County Schools Student Support Center in Gallup April 11. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
ne of the f irst things one noticed when walking i nto the Apr il 11
stakeholders meeting on how to best go about combatting Gallup and McKinley County’s substa nce abuse problem is that a rea professionals area ready a nd willing to work toward education and
Gallup Police Department Deputy Chief Franklin Boyd and Lt. Billy Padavich discuss the drug and alcohol epidemic in Gallup at a meeting on the topic led by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M. April 11. Lujan seeks a collaborative approach to deal with the scourge of addiction. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
prevention. But to really get at things, funding is key. That, in part, w a s t he con s e n s u s t h a t came out of a 90 -meeting called by U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lu jan, D-N.M., and held at
the Gallup-McKinley County Student Support Center. “This is to get the various behavioral health professionals together and talk about what the problem is from various standpoints,” Lujan said. “This is about how we can work together to give the best support that we can. I thought we heard some very wor t hwh i le col laborat ive feedback today.” Gallup’s Behavioral Health Investment Zone received $500,000 last year, an amount matched by t he cit y. But there developed a shortage of additional funding when a bill put through the legislature got vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez. At the time, Martinez noted that administratively funding the bill was best — as opposed to putting the financial onus on the state legislature. The end result was a allocated split of $1 million between Rio Arriba and McKinley counties. The former consistently has the highest number of drug related
deaths in New Mexico on a yearly basis. “It’s something that communities everywhere struggle with,” Emma Muhammad, a behavioral health specialist from Zuni Pueblo, said during the meeting. “This was a good meeting to at least talk about and address the issues.” David Conejo, chief executive off icer at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, said RMCH is in the midst of instituting a comprehensive program on substance abuse treatment, housing, transportation and job search. “We’re making the focus emergency shelter and work r e h a b i l i t a t i o n ,” C o n e j o said. “The goal is to integrate people back into the community to the point of self-sustainability.” Lt. Billy Padavich of the Gallup Police Department said such substance abuse is definitely a problem throughout
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SOLAR FARM | FROM PAGE 6 Ma nga n will constr uct and operate the solar facility. “This company won the award and will construct the farm,” Kozeliski said. Matzke, who addressed the panel shortly after McKinney, said the entire project follows a timeline. He said the proper eyes and ears at the city would be tuned in to what comes out of the next McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting in the first week of May. “We will be at the next commission meeting,” Matzke said. “That meeting remains part of the process.” Kozeliski said there were six entities that responded to the initial RFP. He said the RFP asked that 10 percent of an annual electric load be built. “Under our contract with CDEC we can purchase up to 10 percent from city generation facilities,” Kozeliski said. The cost to the city for having the farm is “nothing,” Kozeliski said. McKinney said the same thing to commissioners. “The company building the farm was asking for the tax abatement,” Kozeliski said. “We
GALLUP MEETING | FROM PAGE 10 Gallup and McKinley County. The local dr ugs of choice are heroin and methamphetamine, Padavich told the little more than dozen panel members gathered. “Sometimes the majority of calls we get are drug-related,” Padavich said. “A lot of times the people in question are taken to NCI and then get out and are back at it again.” Ken Collins, the former executive director at the San Juan Center for Independence, has worked at RMCH since February. He handles the job search component for what RMCH’s behav ioral health component seeks to do. “You have to help people find jobs once they shake a dd ic t ion or sub s t a nce,” Collins said. “Recovery is only part of the process.” McKinley County Commissioner Bill Lee pointed out that Martinez recently vetoed SB 47 that would have broadened t he 911 Good Samaritan Law immunity to cover individuals who are NEWS
were there to say we supported it, but it’s between the company and the county.” Matzke noted that the timeline of the contractor might be hampered with the extended
date to go before the Board of Commissioners. A Mangan representative attended the commission meeting, but left immediately after the meeting and without taking questions
from the media. Officials from Gallup Solar spoke briefly to commissioners and asked for consideration of the tax abatement. Kozeliski stated that the city
has no connection to Gallup Solar. “Ou r cont ra ct i s w it h Mangan,” Kozeliski reiterated. “We simply purchase power from them once the solar farm is in operation.” Also at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting: The Gallup High School Bengal Dance Team was recognized with plaques and certificates. The team participated in the Dance Team Union National Championship in Orlando in February. “We are very proud of our Gallup High Dance Team,” Commissioner Bill Lee said. The Gallup High School Dance Team is coached by Kristy Tiley. The Gallup High Dance Team hasn’t been to a national competition in nearly 10 years, Gallup High officials have said. The Board of Commissioners approved a request to change the lead agency on the Carbon Coal Road engineering faction from the state Department of Transportation back to McKinley County. The matter relates to a multi-million dollar trans-loading rail facility to be built near Carbon Coal and spearheaded by the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation.
on probation/parole, ensuring those in need of help will request it without fear of legal repercussions. New Mexico has the highest drug overdose rate in the United States for most of the past two decades. Ex pa nding the 911 Good Samaritan Law to cover people who are on probation or parole would have helped improve emergency overdose responses
and save lives, the bill’s supporters claim.“Of course the passing of that bill would have helped,” Lee said. “These are tough times.” M a r y L i nde n meyer of Ga l lup - McK i n ley C ou nt y School s sa id st udent s at McK in ley Cou nt y schools are vulnerable to substance abuse. “I think social networks
have to be in place as part of the prevention methods,” Lindenmeyer said. “We can’t overlook students who are on the verge of addiction.” Lu ja n sa id a follow up
meeting would take place in a couple of months. The me et i n g wa s t he s e cond such meeting spearheaded by Lu ja n i n Ga l lup si nce December 2016.
Currently under construction, the Allison Road corridor will lead to an Interstate Highway 40 interchange in the future. It’s all a part of a multi-million capital outlay project to replace the wooden Allison Road bridge, ease traffic, and boost economic development on Gallup’s west side. File Photo
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Annual Gallup Authors Festival returns FESTIVAL BRINGS OUT NEARLY 1,600
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
dults and young people alike explored the many different world s of bo ok s April 7 at the 3rd annual Gallup Authors Festival. The two-day event was held at the Octavia Fellin Library and saw a little more than 1,600 people pass through the doors of Fellin and the Children’s Branch Library. The theme of the 2017 Gallup Authors Festival was “Unity Through Diversity.” “It was a tremendous success,” Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington said. “We had a variety of writers and every year there are more and more people who attend the festival.” The event featured book talks and discussions such
as one called “Diversity in Poetry.” That discussion was led by Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Laura Tohe and former Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Lopez. Tohe holds a Ph.D in English from the University of Nebraska. “I thought it was a very good showing and there were a lot of interesting questions asked,” Lopez said. Lopez has been a featured writer for 30 Poets in their 30s by Muzzle, and named one of the “10 Up and Coming Lantinx Poets You Need To Know.” Added Lopez, “I hope to be at this festival again next year.” John Taylor of Gallup was at the festival for the second consecutive year. Taylor, originally
AUTHORS FESTIVAL | SEE PAGE 20
Simon Ortiz of Acoma Pueblo has published 19 works and has had six of them published in a language other than English. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Laura Tohe of Fort Defiance, Ariz. Tohe is the current poet laureate of the Navajo Nation, and a professor of English at Arizona State University. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Jeff Berg, Mark Rudd and Library Director Mary Ellen Pellington. Rudd was a 1960s student activist and organizer of the Students for a Democratic Society charter at Columbia University in New York. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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OPINIONS Remembering April 4, 1968 By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
t age 39, the late slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still wasn’t finished. There was a moral and social agenda to push and he felt he was the person most appropriate to do it. According to books written by former people who knew King, there was never
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a hesitation in King’s mind about stopping the impetus for change, whether in the world or with those around him. And decades after an assassin’s bullet took King’s life in Memphis, April 4, is still remembered as an important day. Those who knew King say he was a gentle-minded person, hard to anger, but he possessed a determination to push for social change and justice. While he could have chosen a
life of ease, he chose to devote nearly his entire life to social change for the downtrodden. King died the early evening of April 4 in Memphis while preparing to march for the rights of city sanitation workers. Artist and former college professor Dana Chandler, originally from Boston and now a Gallup resident, participated in
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF APRIL 14
Did you see the Pink Moon? If you didn’t, don’t despair—there’s no FOMO here. In fact, it’s the name of the first full moon of Spring. It’s so named after the phlox, a pretty pink North American flower. You may find yourself feeling as if you’ve missed out. But, Madame G assures you that’s just a thought. A rose is still a rose by any other name. Enjoy the moment!
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Don’t fret over spilt milk or make an Everest from a prairie dog hole. You may feel pulled in random directions or that you’re following a path—you don’t want. This may be true. Madame G encourages you to stay the course. Patience is not a lost virtue. It’s a sign of true strength to do what you don’t want, when you must. Courage looks good on you. Share your strength.
Anger is such a palatable emotion, until it consumes you. This is not the way of peace or joy. In fact, it’s pretty destructive. You may feel powerful in the moment, but you’ll learn to regret it. You’ll destroy yourself. Instead of raining fury upon your loved ones, consider what this really costs you. What’s the price for Earthly misery? What price do you pay for a soul?
You’re an odd sort. You tip from one side of the scale to another. Ultimately, you don’t pick sides. This is good—up to a point. At other times, this balance distracts you. Your overzealousness may hinder something more important than fact. Blind justice is still blind. What do you care about the most? Following the letter of the law or truth. You must choose.
Life is a pain in the ass. But, like your backside—it’s the only one you have. Is this really how you want to live it? Do you really want to spend your time complaining? Life is hard for everyone and not everyone deserves good things, just as not all people deserve bad things. You’re blessed by the mere fact of your existence. Take charge of your life and stop loafing.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
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Don’t be surprised when others show interest. This is the beginning of something beautiful. You may not always know who to trust or why, but the truth remains—you are worth it. Instead of chasing those who barely show an interest. Sit back and wait for those who truly care. In the end, you’ll be happy for a friend. Have a care and show the world your smile. You are worth it.
Your heart of gold matches the smile. Your qualities add joy to countless lives. In moments of quiet reflection, remember to thank the ones you care about. Your plans are great, just don’t forget to learn, laugh, and love more. There are worlds yet left undiscovered. Treasurers have yet to be tilled. Take charge and aim high and find that pot of gold. GO!
A rose by another name… Don’t get bogged down in details. You may find a worthy instrument to guide your way, but don’t obsess. Dig deep and flesh out the truth of the matter. Don’t get so trapped in yourself that you become lost to greed. This is a trial like any other. And once you summit this emotional Everest—you will go on. Life is a challenge. Good luck!
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Your heart is truly happy when exploring the cosmos. You may take this as a perpetual challenge or lifelong struggle. Either way, boredom doesn’t suite you. So, stop daydreaming and go put your thoughts on paper, in song, or in a sculpture. Only then will you find the peace you seek. It’s in your blood. Do yourself a favor and do it, on the count of three: three, two, one—GO!
You’re heading out on a fabulous adventure. You may take one turn and not another who knows what you’ll find. The sky is the limit. Freedom is there. Remember without a map you could get lost. But, you might enjoy this. There are no true regrets in life, for you must live with what you are and what you have done. Pick a road. No matter where you go. It’ll be interesting. Live well.
Do you have grit? You may feel at your wits end, but you’re not. You have a little juice left in the tank. This may propel you out the door, or down the path, and either way it’s good. You know what must be done and only you can do it. Regrets are useless and meaningless—this is the way of the world. Only you can fix your problems. And by the same token, only you create them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The soul wants what it wants. You may not have much choice in what stirs the passions, but, you do have choice in how you respond. Instead of blaming those who are good at their craft, take care and learn from them. This is not the final act, it’s only the beginning. Your greatest gift and talents will be observed in those who know you well. Delight in the joy of others. Carry on!
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Not all that glitters is gold… If you get something undeserved— even if you didn’t ask for it—don’t expect the world to thank you. Your friends and co-workers won’t be happy, if you drop all the work on them to have a meltdown especially, if you get a better piece of the pie. You may get ahead for a while with this mode of operation. Is this how you want to live? Think about it. OPINIONS
COP KILLER | FROM PAGE 9 ammunition. The charges in the indictment arise out of the alleged murder of Largo on the night of March 11, while the officer was responding to a domestic violence call on the Navajo Indian Reser vat ion i n McK i n ley County. The charges also arise from Cleveland’s alleged escape between Feb. 26 and March 11, from a halfway house in
the defendant’s background and the circumstances of the crime. T he m a x i mu m p e n a l ties upon conviction for the other offenses charged in the indictment are: Count 3, the first-degree murder charge, life imprisonment; Count 4, the escape charge, five years of imprisonment; Count 7, using a firearm during and in relation to first-degree murder charge, imprisonment for a minimum of ten years and a maximum of life; and Count 8, the felon
REMEMBERING | FROM PAGE 14 a lot of the civil rights marches of the 1960s. Chandler has called Gallup home for nearly a decade. “Times were a lot different back then than what they are now,” Chandler, now in his late 70s, recently said. “Boy a re things different
now. But, sometimes, and to some degree, the more things change, the more they remain the same.” Today, students continue to learn about the violent decade of the 1960s in America and the various social happenings that took place back then. There were marches and demonstrations, riots, Vietnam and Cuba and the
political duo of the brothers Robert and John Kennedy of Massachusetts, and, unfortunately, the death of King. Some intellectuals have postulated that the 1960s was the most violent decade in the history of the United States. April 4, 1968, is an important date in world history. It is a date that should be revered by everyone and not forgotten.
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Navajo Police Department Officer Houston James Largo. Photo Credit: Courtesy Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, where he was confined by order of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Counts 1, 2, 5 and 6 of the indictment each carry a maximum penalty of death or life imprisonment upon conviction, and the indictment includes “Special Findings” under 18 U.S.C. § 3591 with respect to these four death-eligible offenses. The Special Findings preserve the United States’ ability to seek the death penalty. The Attorney General of the United States will decide whether or not to seek the death penalty based on the recommendation of the U.S. Attorney and after carefully considering OPINIONS
in possession charge, ten years of imprisonment. The sentence imposed on Count 7 must be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the other charges. Cleveland was arrested on tribal charges on March 12 by the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and remained in tribal custody until March 20, when the tribal charges against him were dismissed. Immediately upon dismissal of the tribal charges, the FBI arrested Cleveland on a federal criminal complaint charging him with killing Largo. Cleveland has been in federal custody since that time and will remain in custody pending trial on the indictment.
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COMMUNITY Octavia Fellin Public Library welcomes new Deputy Director Tammi Moe Staff Reports
ctavia Fellin Public Librar y brings cultural documentation ex per t to enrich and diversify the services and collections of Gallup’s public library. Newly appointed Deputy Director, Tammi Moe, brings more than 17 years of diverse experience in museums, archives, and libraries. Key word s t o de scr ibe her work a re i n novat ive, creat ive, a nd com mu n it y focused. Moe holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver with a concentrated focus on archives. Her
technical training expands well beyond the theoretical walls of university course work with ongoing participation in the practical applications of digital humanities at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, the University of Udine, Venice Italy, the International Virtual Heritage School in Falmouth England, and the University of the Arts London, England. Moe’s passion for documenting cultura l her itage developed early in her career while working for the Denver Art Museum. “I was interested in developing interchangeable systems of documentation for both tangible and intangible heritage. Cultural heritage is
the product of human experience and fundamental to our understanding of belief systems, social views, practices, and community endeavors. The nuances must be carefully documented and preserved,” she said. Her earliest contributions to libra r ies evolved from her work as a research analyst at the Colorado State Library. Moe worked on the foundational study to assess the impact of digitization on actual visits to libraries, archives, and museums for the Colorado Digitization Project in 2001. The CDP study found a positive correlation to gate counts at cultural institutions engaged
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Deputy Director Tammi Moe. Photo Credit: Octavia Fellin Public Library in sharing collections online. She also headed up Colorado’s first study to determine the impact of public libraries on the “Digital Divide” in 2002. Findings used in supreme court case No. 02-361, in support of arguments made by the amici curiae organizations working to bridge the digital divide and ensure full participation in today’s digital democracy by all U.S. citizens. Moe’s experience extends beyond the borders of the United States to the shores of the Arabian Gulf. She was Assistant Director of Libra r ies a nd Head of Digital Collections a nd A rch ives at Vi rg i n ia Commonwealth University Qatar in 2004. In 2010, Moe was awarded $1.5 million in research funding for the Qata r Unif ied Imaging Project. QUIP was recognized as a national priority and was supported by the Qatar National Research F u n d . I n t h i s r ole , s h e designed the methods and parameters to catalog Qatar’s prev iously undocumented
pr i ma r y sou rces i ncrea s ing access through digital surrogates and descriptive ontology. During her tenure in Qatar, Moe worked on the development of one of the largest visually-based research collections on Islamic art and architecture in the world, the first open source archival management system available in Arabic, the first international study on Qatar’s primary source materials and archival collections, and the implementation of international standards in metadata and digitization in Qatar. She was recognized for her pioneering spirit as a “Qatar Foundation Achiever” in 2011. Her work in Qatar is a true manifestation of believing in and following a personal vision. Combining her passion for preserving culture through documentation and collaborative processes to develop information pathways within any community. Moe comes to Gallup from the Pueblo County Library in Colorado. COMMUNITY
‘Fate of the Furious’ up in the air STILL PLENTY OF FAN-LOVING, OVER-THE-TOP, SPEED-FILLED ACTION
RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 136 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
f ter eight mov ies and a set up for more sequels a f ter t he close of The Fate of the Furious, I’ve frankly run out of “family” jokes to open my reviews with (instead, I’ll just suggest playing a drinking game based around the number of times it’s referenced). As a result, by now everything about this franchise feels pretty familiar. The latest installment does deserve a bit of credit, however, for being a slight improvement over the previous edition (at least, by my estimation). This time out, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) has moved to Cuba and is living happily with significant other Letty Ortiz (Michelle Rodriguez). Things quickly change with the arrival of Cipher (Charlize Theron). Blackmailing the protagonist, she forces Dom into going rogue and doing her bidding, which involves stealing EMP technology and important data that will help her with a nefarious plot to take control of a nuclear weapon. In the process, Dom must also square off against his old
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to witness. The fight choreography between cast members is equally impressive. On the technical front, there are also a few clever camera angles and shots that feature the camera flipping over and occasionally moving along with the punches and blows. And the scenic Cuba and Iceland (subbing for Russia) locations make for a nice backdrop. My big issue with the last film was that the story was
about two guys looking for special technology that would allow them to kill each other – it offered no real threat or danger to the world in general. Here, Cipher’s motivation is for governments to be held “accountable” for their actions. Her way of going about it is more than odd ... blackmailing someone into doing the job on her behalf appears contradictory to the message being relayed. And the details of her
nuclear launch are even vaguer. But then again, logic was never a strong suit in this series. Amusingly, one of her nastiest deeds actually helps save a character from an awkward conversation and life decision. But at least there’s an attempt to up the ante, even if events are completely nonsensical. Still, this is some really, really ridiculous stuff that is impossible to take seriously, even when it’s clear that the filmmakers want us to feel the lead’s pain with big emotional beats. As for humor, the one-liners land every once in a while from the game cast, but overall the writing is still stiff and wooden. More of the attempts at witty banter sound dim and fall flat. At least an unusual situation here and there provides a chuckle, including a fight with one character handling very unusual cargo. This is one of the biggest franchises in film history and it looks as if nothing can really stop its forward momentum. For the time being, the movies themselves are critic-proof. And if you’re a fan of the series, The Fate of the Furious should satisfy as ridiculous popcorn entertainment. Personally, I liked it a little more than the last, although the entire enterprise has yet to win me over. Visit: cinemastance.com for more great movie and DVD reviews.
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 14, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back to another look at highlights arrivi ng on Blu-r ay and DVD. There’s some really interesting stuff coming out, including everything from Best Picture nominees to small genre pictures. 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! Believe - In this faith-based drama, a small town business owner faces a tough economic crunch along with other members of his community. He’s forced into a difficult decision; should he keep his company’s profits for himself or use them to fund the town’s annual Christmas pageant. The press did not respond to this picture. While they stated that it was well-intentioned, reviewers still found it to be a rather bland exercise that simply goes through the motions. They also suggested that it was overlong at a length of two-hours. The cast includes Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith, Danielle Nicolet and David DeLuise. Brimstone - This Americanset wester n is actua lly a European production with a Dutch director. It tells the story of a troubled reverend who arrives in a small village and accuses a local woman of a crime she didn’t commit. The lady is forced to become a
fugitive, but takes steps to fight back against her cruel oppressor. This controversial film played very well at festivals and was a box office success in Europe. However, it only received a limited release in the US and critics here weren’t as complimentary. Some did call it a dark and compelling tale, but more complained that it was nasty, violent and slow-going. Now viewers can make up their own minds. It stars Dakota Fanning, Carice van Houten, Kit Harington and Guy Pearce. T he Bye Bye Man Don’t say his name. And if you’re saying goodbye to a pal, be very careful about how you phrase it. In this horror picture, a trio of college students make the mistake of uttering the title words and raising a nasty supernatural force. They find the evil force playing games with them and causing tragic and deadly deaths. Unfortunately, no one was particularly scared by the end results. They wrote that the story was routine and predictable and stated that the central antagonist was a less than memorable foe. The movie features Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway. Hidden Figures - This Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards is a biopic about a group of fema le, African American mathematicians who played a large part in getting astronauts into orbit during the early years of the space program. While most reviewers admitted that the movie was told in a fairly straight-forward
manner without a lot of subtlety, they still enjoyed what they witnessed. They suggested that this film was a well-performed and charmingly inspirational story with an important, positive message for all. The cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kristin Dunst, Jim Parsons and Mahershala Ali. Lion A nd here’s another film that was also up for Best Picture. This biopic details a 5 yea r old child in India who hops on a train and soon finds himself on the other side of the country. He’s eventually adopted by an Australian couple and sent to another continent, but as an adult feels compelled to try and find his lost family. The movie garnered strong notices from the press. There were a few who found it a bit melodramatic at points, but the overwhelming majority felt that the cast were exceptional, the photography beautiful and the film itself moving and powerful. I must admit, that ending even worked on me. It stars Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Sunny Pawar. Monster Trucks - Here’s an odd one. When an oil drilling outfit upsets an ecosystem beneath the earth and releases a subterranean creature, the life-form takes refuge in a teenager’s custom-built truck. The lead attempts to drive the creature to safety with greedy company thugs on their tail. This was an expensive production ($125 million) that didn’t pan out for the studio; the movie got dumped in early January with little publicity. Critics weren’t
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thrilled with the feature either. A minority believed that it was entertaining silliness with impressive effects and a nice message, but more stated that it would not impress anyone over the age of 10. The cast includes Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan and Frank Whaley. Wa r o n Everyone - This independent UK product ion is a da rk comedy that follows two crooked cops in New Mexico. They spend their workday looking to make extra cash by blackmailing criminals. Unfortunately, they run into a crime boss who may be even more corrupt and unstable than they are, putting everyone’s life in danger. This feature boasts a talented writer/director in John Michael McDonagh (Calvary, The Guard). However, it didn’t get as much attention and reaction was split. Some thought it was enjoyably wild and eccentric with sharp dialogue. Others complained that it was uneven and were disturbed by the nasty characters. Depends on your sense of humor, I guess. It features Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Tessa Thompson and Paul Reiser.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Video have a couple of impressive Blu-ray box sets arriving this week. The first is for the Dead or Alive Trilogy. These are a series of extremely violent Japanese films about the Yakuza that come from director Takashi Miike (Audition). The three titles contained are Dead or Alive (1999), Dead or Alive 2: Tobosha (2000) and Dead or Alive: Final (2002). The movies have been newly transferred into high definition and extras include interviews with the actors and producer/ screenwriter, a film historian commentary track, archival featurettes and interviews and publicity material including theatrical trailers. The next is House: Two Stories, contains which contains the first two films in the
popular horror/comedy series. This includes the original House (1985) and the first follow-up, House II: The Second Story (1987). Both films feature a supernatural goings on inside an old dwelling and have a strong emphasis on humor amidst the shocks. I remember seeing them both as a kid at the movies and having a great time (at least, House made a big impression at the time). There has been a new restoration of the films and the set comes with a bevy of great bonuses. They include lengthy new documentaries on the features with cast and crew, commentary tracks, featurettes, stills, trailers. It’s an incredible package that should impress anyone who remember the movies fondly. Shout! have some Blu-ray titles as well. Demented (1980) is an exploitation movie about a woman who survives a brutal assault. After the attackers are imprisoned, the trauma causes psychological scars that cause her to snap and seek revenge on a random group of men. On the goofier side, Never Too Young To Die (1986) is a cult action/ spy flick about an agent trying to stop a villain planning a terrorist attack. It’s most famous for its casting, which includes John Stamos in the hero role and Vanity as his partner. Gene Simmons plays the heavy, a hermaphrodite megalomaniac. Finally, the distributor also has The Vampire (1957), about a doctor who saves patients by day and sucks their blood at night. Severin a lso have some small, cult horror titles coming your way. They include a re st ored Blu - r ay of the Canadian horror flick, Cathy’s Curse (1977). Some have described it as a so-bad-it’s-good kind of experience. It’s essentially a low-budget knock-off of The Exorcist and The Omen that attempts to push the concept of an evil, foul-mouthed child just about as far as it can go. They also have the cult feature, Dark Waters (1993). It’s a
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GALLUP SUN SPORTS CORNER Garcia’s Judo ‘Cleans Up’
Gallup Judo competitors went up against competitors from California, Phoenix, Mesa, Mexico, Utah, and New Mexico … well over 150 players, and brought home some medals from the state championship in Tucson, Ariz. (From back to front) Nancy Rodriguez: 1st place. It’s her sixth time as state Arizona champion; Jo-cia,Long: 2nd place; Daniel Wagner: 1st place; Shyanne Skeet: 3rd place; Quincy Smith: went two for two; Shepard Vaughn: first tournament. Photo Credit: Miguel Garcia
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Instructor Jerry Herrera stands behind his students Mario Romero, Adrian Chacon, Jeanita Thomas, Alayson Pinto, KC Thomas, Xaver Benton, Gabrill Valdez, and Julian Chacon. They proudly wear the medals they won at the AAU Regional Taekwondo Tournament in Albuquerque April 1. The eight students, all from Takai Mine Karate in Gallup, brought home a combined 20 medals, 13 of them gold, along with three silver and four bronze. Each student earned a gold medal. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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AUTHORS FESTIVAL | FROM PAGE 12 from Kentucky, last year debuted the book, “Looking for Dan: The Puzzling Life of a Frontier Character-Daniel DuBois.” Taylor noted that he’s in the beginning of research on a new book entitled, “Navajo Scouts.” “It’s a wonderful place to get the word out about books that you already have published,” Taylor said. “It’s also a very good place to network with people in the profession.” Martin Link was on-hand at the festival for the third straight year. Link, a Wisconsin native and long-time Gallup resident, published his first book, “Navajo: A Century of Progress 1868-1968.” That book came out in 1968. Link’s past publications include “The Goat in the Rug and “The Signers of the Treaty of Peace.” Link recently published “New Mexico Kicks on Route 66.” Link and Taylor are retired instructors from the University of New Mexico-Gallup. Pellington said there were 37 authors that attended the 2017 authors festival, which is a little more than the past couple of years. She said preliminary
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Gallup Mid School Lady Mustang, pitcher Madison Hyatt (12), left, tosses the ball to first baseman Zana Abdeljawad (13) to get the out at first. Gallup Mid Played Chief Manuelito April 10 at Ford Canyon. Chief Manuelito won 12-8. C.B. McKenzie is a native of Texas. He received the 2014 Tony Hillerman award, and was nominated for best first novel by an American author. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura organizational work for the 2018 festival has already begun. Those who attended the festival appeared to like what it offered. “I like coming to this
festival because it’s in Gallup and all in one place,” Karen Yazzie, 50, of Window Rock, Ariz., said. “My kids like it a lot.”
Gallup Mid School Lady Mustang catcher Sydney Hammer is all smiles as she went for the out. Pitcher Madison Hyatt goes to help her up.
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Gallup Mid School Lady Mustang, third Baseman Audi Lehner (7) goes for the out against Chief Manuelito April 10 at Ford Canyon. Chief Manuelito won 12-8. COMMUNITY
DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 18 Russian production about killer nuns on an island monastery that is inspired by the films of Mario Bava (Danger: Diabolik, A Bay of Blood). Finally, they have The Other Hell (1981), an Italian picture also featuring nasty nun who may be possessed by the devil. Full Moon Features are releasing a Blu-ray of the monster movie, Lurking Fear (1994). It’s very loosely based on an H.P. Lovecraft story and features a group of visitors to a small town who come under attack from a ghastly being - the cast includes Ashley Laurence, Jeffrey Combs and Vincent Schiavelli. K i n o have some period dramas arriving on Blu-ray. They include Oscar nominated drama The Crucible ( 1 9 9 6 ) with Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, about a woman fa lsely accused of witchcraft. Unfortunately, she happens to be living in Salem, Massachusetts during the late 17th century. Tristan & Isolde (2006) involves a doomed love affair between an Englishman who is second in line to Britain’s throne and an Irish princess. It stars James Franco, Sophia Miles, Rufus Sewell, Mark Strong and Henry Cavill. But that’s not all. Warner
Archive are releasing 36 Hours (1964) in high definition as a made-to-order Blu-ray. It’s a WWII set drama about a Army Major taken by German forces. They attempt to brainwash him into believing that he has returned home in the hopes he will give up intelligence on the Allied forces battle plans. James Garner plays the prisoner. Criterion have Blu-rays of a couple of noteworthy French arthouse titles from director Jacques Demy. They include The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967). Both are musical dramas and both star Catherine Deneuve. Naturally, since this is a Criterion release, the picture quality has been upgraded and come with documentaries, featurettes and archived interviews with the late filmmaker Demy. Daughters of the Dust (1991) is arriv ing on Bluray cou r tesy of Cohen Entertainment. It’s a ver y well-regarded independent drama set among the Gullah culture; specifically, a family living on an island off of the coast of South Carolina. The disc includes bonus interviews with the director and cinematographer a s well a s a recorded Q&A on the feature. A n d finally, after a last minute del ay, t he elaborate
Phantasm Blu-ray box set (containing all of the films in the series) is now available along with the period drama, Ludwig. They were both written up in a previous edition.
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that m ig ht be of interest to children. L e t ’ s Go Poyoco Playtime! Piggy Tales: Third Act Sonic Underground: Vol. 2 Collector’s Edition
ON THE TUBE! Here are some TV-show arriving on disc. Father Knows Best: Season 5 The Great British Baking Show: Season 1 The Great British Baking Show: Season 2 The Great British Baking Show: Season 3 Greek: Chapter 6: Season 4 Mars (National Geographic) Silicon Valley: Season 3 T he Story of God With Morgan Freeman: Season 2 Top Gear 23 To Walk Invisible: The Bronte S i s t e r s (PBS) V e e p : Season 5
College Bound Athlete
Northern New Mexico Women’s Basketball Coach Mandy Montoya posed for a photo with Gallup High Back, from left: Gallup High School Coach Kamau Turner and Relando Catron. Front School basketball player Kalisha Kinsel during her row: Northern New Mexico’s Women’s Basketball Coach Mandy Montoya watches recent official signing to attend the college, where as Kalisha Kinsel’s mom Harriet Catron signs on the dotted line, making Kinsel’s she will also play basketball. Photo Credit: Gallup college career official. Photo Credit: Gallup McKinley County Schools McKinley County Schools COMMUNITY
High School Sports Scoreboard
GALLUP BENGALS Boys Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) - 1st Place (1/11) 4/7: 12th Annual Harry J. Hayes Invitational (Bloomfield) - 2nd Place (2/11) Girls Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) – 3rd Place (3/11) 4/7:12th Annual Harry J. Hayes Invitational (Bloomfield) - 3rd Place (3/11) Varsity Baseball (9-12) 4/11: Miyamura @ Gallup 17-0 4/8: Gallup @ Shiprock 0-23 4/7: Gallup @ Farmington 10-0 Varsity Softball (9-5) 4/11: Wingate @ Gallup 16-5 Wingate @ Gallup 2-19 4/6: Gallup @ Miyamura 5-4 MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Boys Tennis 4/11: Miyamura @ St. Pius X 2-7 Boys Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) - 1st Place (3/11) Girls Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) - 2nd Place (2/11) Varsity Baseball (9-6) 4/11: Miyamura @ Gallup 17-0 4/7: Bloomfield @ Miyamura 1-6 Varsity Softball (9-9) 4/11: Robertson @ Miyamura 5-0 Robertson @ Miyamura 5-4
REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX Boys Tennis 4/11: Rehoboth @ Grants 0 (forfeit) - 9 Varsity Baseball (3-2) 4/10: Tohatchi @ Rehoboth 0-3 Varsity Softball (6-2) 4/11: Rehoboth @ Thoreau 17-0 Rehoboth @ Thoreau 12-8 WINGATE BEARS Boys Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) - 6th Place (6/11) Girls Track & Field 4/8: Wingate Shash Invite (Wingate) – 5th Place (5/11) Varsity Baseball (2-8) 4/11: Wingate @ Laguna Acoma 1-13 Wingate @ Laguna Acoma 6-5 4/6: Zuni @ Wingate 12-0 Varsity Softball (9-5) 4/11: Wingate @ Gallup 16-5 Wingate @ Gallup 2-19 4/6: Zuni @ Wingate 0-14 Zuni @ Wingate 6-20 Scores and overall standings feature Gallup, Miyamura, Wingate, and Rehoboth high school varsity teams only, via maxpreps.com. Other high schools are welcome to submit scores and standings. Submit up-to-date varsity team scores/ standings by Wednesday to: email@example.com
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CALENDAR COMMUNITY CALENDAR APRIL 14 - 20, 2017 FRIDAY April 14 GET UP AND GAME (ALL AGES) Join us for family-friendly video games every Friday afternoon. 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. SATURDAY April 15 TRASHION SHOW AT RIO WEST MALL McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will hold their first Trashion Show Everyone is invited to design an outfit, or accessories, out of recycled or re-used materials. Awards will be given out! Starts at 3 pm. Information: (505) 905-5966. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeater’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 to 7 pm at the Hozho Center, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 3075999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483. LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ARIZONA The Navajo Police Department hosts the run –100 percent of proceeds go to the Special Olympics Arizona. This year, 16.5 Km (10.2 miles) run: Seven flames carried throughout the State of Arizona. Join us on a small portion of the 187 miles! Run, walk, or bike. Start: Window Rock Veteran’s Memorial Park, Window Rock, Ariz. Facebook: @SpecialOlympicsNavajoNation MONDAY April 17 UNM-G SPA DAY A Spa Day will be held at the UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department in the basement of Gurley Hall. Treat yourself and/or a friend to a relaxing rejuvenating facial, manicure, or pedicure for $5 each. The
event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society Ups & Downs Relay For Life Team. To make an appointment between 11 - 6 pm call (505) 8637561. Walk Ins are Welcome! For more info. call Joyce (505) 863-3075. GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS There will be a Board Meeting: 4 - 6 pm. For more information, call (505) 721-1000. TUESDAY April 18 FREE COMPUTER CLASSES IN APRIL! The library is offering free computer training throughout the month. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov or visit the front desk of the library. MS Word for Beginners, Internet II, 3- 5 pm; MS Word Intermediate Course, Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. ANNUAL SUNRISE KIWANIS CLUB FUNDRAISER SPAGHETTI DINNER The Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Club holds its 14th Annual Spaghetti Dinner April 18 at the Miyamura High School Cafeteria, 680 South Boardman Dr., from 4:30 - 7 pm to raise funds for the Dictionary Project. Please join us in providing a dictionary for every Third Grade student in McKinley County. Tickets $6 from Sunrise Kiwanis members and Miyamura High School Key Club members or at the door. For more information, contact John Lewis Taylor at (505) 863-3770. MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 6 AND UP) A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or Continued on page 23
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experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: LEGO Challenge RMCHCS STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS RMCHCS Behavioral Health Collaborative will be holding Stakeholder meetings from 9 - 4:30 pm and April 19 from 9 3pm. For more info. call Juliana Dooley at (505) 726-6851. WEDNESDAY April 19 DISTRICT 2 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING An organizational meeting for a District 2 Neighborhood Association will be held from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Eastside Fire Station, 3700 Church Rock St. Residents and businesses of District 2 neighborhoods are encouraged to attend. Councilor Allan Landavazo will be present. Bring your ideas, questions, concerns and suggestions. Call (505) 879-8136 for more info. TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. War Dogs; Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
merce (Business Solutions Room) 106 W. HWY 66. For more information, call (505) 722-2228. RSVP in order to attend. Admission: Free. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder UNM-G COLLEGE SEMINAR 3 - 4 pm, April 20; 10:30 - 11:30 am, May 12: Learn time management, self-awareness, self motivation, effective study skills and beyond. Call (505) 863-7706, UNM-Gallup, 705 Gurley Ave. ONGOING ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on first Monday each month from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia.
THURSDAY April 20
FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.
LUNCH AND LEARN Join us for the Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn. Time: 11:45 am- 1pm. Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Com-
GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society.
For more information call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail. com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 7 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting free classes about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 - 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am - noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4266 for details. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! Gallup McKinley County
Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. SAVE THE DATE FREE COMPUTER CLASSES IN APRIL! The library is offering free computer training throughout the month. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov or visit the front desk of the library. Word Intermediate Course, April 21, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm; Advanced Facebook, April 25, 3 - 5 pm; PowerPoint for Beginners, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. BIRDHOUSE LIVE AUCTION The Ups and Downs team of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Gallup will hold their annual live auction of birdhouses (painted/decorated/ reimagined) by local artists and craftspersons May 7. If you would like to help by making a birdhouse, please call Linda Shelton at (505) 722-2175 or (505) 297-9515 for more information. All birdhouses must be completed by April 23. SEPTETO NACIONAL DE IGANCIA PINEIRO April 23, 7:30 pm: The Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro is a Cuban group credited with expanding the Son musical style before Arsenio Rodríguez. It added the trumpet to percussion, vocals, and strings. Tickets $20 for adults; children 12 and under $5. Call (505) 726-7550 for tickets, are at the door. Visit elmorrotheatre.com.
El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave. REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING April 25, 6 pm: Regular City Council Meeting. Location: City Hall, 110 West Aztec Ave. REHOBOTH HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR’S SPRING CONCERT “A Profound Alleluia.’” Join the choir at 7 pm on April 25 at Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church located on the Rehoboth Christian School campus. BE CONTRACT READY A series for your small business. April 26, 9 am – noon, Part 1: Understand Solicitations; 1:30 – 4 pm, Part 2: Proposal Writing. Register for each class individually with the Gallup Small Business Development Center, (505) 722-2220, gallupsbdc@unm. edu. NORTHSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Join Councilor Linda Garcia for the Northside Neighborhood Association meeting: 6:30-8 pm. April 27, Northside Senior Center. For more information, call (505) 879-4176. Address: 607 N. 4th St. 5TH ANNUAL TEEN FILM FESTIVAL: THROUGH THE LENS Octavia Fellin Public Library will hold its annual Teen Film Festival at El Morro Theatre on April 29. Submissions are to be no more than 7 minutes and are due April 1. For more information call (505) 7266120 or e-mail childlib@ gallupnm.gov. NEW REHOBOTH HIGH SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING On May 8, the school officially breaks ground and dedicates the building project to God. (505) 863-4412, rcsnmorg. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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