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NEWS ‘Enchantment Skateboarding’ turns parking lot into a skaters paradise WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF SKATE PARK By Dee Velasco For the Sun
kateboarding is just one part of growing up as a kid, learning new tricks, showing them off, and hoping to go pro only
adds to the excitement. However, another part of skateboarding is where to skate without getting chased off. Let’s face it, not everyone feels the same about skateboarding, and I remember being told “don’t skate here or there.” So, where
is one to go? About a year ago, the Sun interviewed Jeremy and Cecely Todacheenie, local husband and wife, and both avid skateboa rder s. Sk at eboa rd i ng
since they were kids, they created their own skateboarding company called Enchantment Skateboarding. Both have gone professional with their skateboarding skills,
and hopes their dreams rub off on others. Not only do they know of the problems facing
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Alleged serial arsonist behind bars By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor
Gallup man booked June 29 for improper handling of fire and arson remains in custody as of July 20. Jerr y Brown, 18, came under the suspicion of Gallup police as they investigated an enclosed trailer fire June 17, at 314 Zecca St., which GPD Det. John Yearly noted in his report “that the fire was human caused and non-accidental with a probability that a hydrocarbon was used to accelerate paper fuels in the area of the point of origin.” Police arrived at the scene at 6 am – light enough for police to conduct a thorough
Jerry Stone investigation. A large amount of paper was found in the left, front internal compartment of the trailer. The fire caused heavy damage to the trailer, burning through the wooden floor.
“There appeared to be an (accelerant) pour in this area, which created the burn through,” Yearly stated in the report. As police and fire officials investigated the scene and swiftly determined that it was arson, Brown stood on the sidelines. GPD Officer Luke Martin recognized Brown as a suspect implicated in a fire several months earlier in the Mossman subdivision of Gallup. Brown made an impression on officers when he was arrested for arson April 15. He was charged for setting fire to a shed at 611 Zecca Dr., in addition to assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, and criminal damage to a police unit.
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“… Stone was combative and out of control to the point they transported him to his mother’s residence where they asked his mother … for her assistance in trying to calm him down to no avail,” Yearly noted in his report. Additionally, on March 20, a witness caught Stone setting fire to a pile of leaves in an alley in the Mossman area, using a can of hairspray as an accelerant. T he repor t st ates t hat S t o ne’s mo t he r i s “ ve r y scared,” and that he suffers from psychological problems. She told Yearly that she found a gift card that he tried to set on fire. “(Yea rly) comes to the
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conclusion that J. Stone exhibits extreme fire setting behavior which is serial in nature, and that he poses an extreme risk to public safety in that he will not stop fire setting behavior,” the report states. As of July 20, Stone remains in custody at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. He’s being held on a $1,500 cash-only bond.
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Attorney general sues six generic drug-makers Staff Reports
LBUQUERQUE – Attorney General He c t or B a lder a s announced July 17 that New Mexico has joined with four other states in filing a lawsuit in federal court a l leg i ng t h a t si x gener ic d r ug-ma ker s entered i nto illegal conspiracies in order t o u n rea son ably re st r a i n t r a de, a r t i f icia l ly i n f lat e and manipulate prices and reduce competition in the United States for two generic drugs. “I will continue to hold big out-of-state corporations accountable when then they rip off New Mexico consumers, and when companies put
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas profits over patients, they will face the full extent of New Mexico law,” Balderas said. “All New Mexico children, families and seniors
deser ve a ffordable access to the lifesaving medications that they rely on every day.” The lawsuit mirrors ongoing, 40-state litigation alleging violations of federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection laws in some of the states against the defendant generic companies Heritage Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., Citron Pha r ma , LLC, Mayne Pharma (USA), Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. The investigation, which is still ongoing as to a number of a dd it iona l gener ic d r ugs, gener ic d r ug compa n ies a nd key executives, uncovered ev idence
of a well- coordinated a nd long-running conspiracy to fix prices and allocate markets for doxycycline hyclate delayed release, an antibiotic, and glyburide, an oral diabetes medication. T he compl a i nt a l lege s that the defendants routinely coordinated their schemes through direct interaction w it h t hei r competitor s at industr y trade shows, customer conferences and other events, as well as through direct email, phone and text message communications. The alleged anticompetitive conduct – including efforts to fix and maintain prices, allocate markets and otherwise thwar t competition – caused significant, harmful
and continuing effects in the country’s healthcare system, the states allege. New Mex ico a nd t he st ates f u r t her a l lege t hat the dr ug compa nies k new that their conduct was illegal and made efforts to avoid communicating w ith each other in writing or, in some i nst a nces, to delete w r itten communications a fter becoming aware of the investigation. New Mexico and the states are asking the court to enjoin the companies from engaging in illegal, anticompet it ive behav ior a nd for equitable relief, including substantial financial relief, to address the violations of law and restore competition. T he l aw s u it w a s f i le d under seal in U.S. Distr ict Court. Portions of the complaint are redacted in order to avoid compromising the on goi n g i nve s t i g a t ion . A copy of the complaint will be provided upon request.
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Dunn announces he’s running for Congress to replace Pearce By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
ubrey Dunn announced he will not run for reelection as state land commissioner and will instead run for congress in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. Dunn, a Republican, made the announcement Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, also a Republican, announced earlier he will forego a run for an eighth term in office and instead run for governor. Dunn is so far the second Republican to announce candidacy for the seat, follow i ng state Rep. Yvet te Herrell of Alamogordo. Other Republicans have said they are considering a run, including state Sen. Cliff Pirtle of Roswell. Four Democrats have said they are running for the seat. Du n n used a com mon Donald Trump phrase when
Council members and other horse riders arrive to the Window Rock fairgrounds for the annual event to mark the start of the Summer Council Session July 16. Photo Credit: Courtesy
Navajo Nation Council welcomes community advocates to start the Summer Council Session NM Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn announced that he’s running for Congress. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NMPR announcing his candidacy, saying that he “drained the swamp” at the land commissioner’s office in the two-anda-half years he has been in charge.
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I N DOW ROCK , A riz. – The 23rd Navajo Nation Council welcomed several groups to Window Rock on July 16, many of which spent the last several days traveling many miles by horseback, bicycle, and jogging to take part in the annual tradition to mark the start of the Summer
Council Session. As the groups arrived, over 250 people along with Speaker LoRenzo Bates welcomed the participants to the fairgrounds where each group was provided time to speak to bring awareness to several issues including domestic violence, healthy living, youth advocates, and others. Council Delegates Walter Phelps, Nelson S. BeGaye,
Jonathan Hale, A lton Joe Shepherd, Steven Begay, Dwight Witherspoon, and Otto Tso were among the delegates who participated in the horse ride or were present to support the groups. “On behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, I thank all of the groups for joining us for
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Beyond the concepts of ‘land management’ are real people, sacrifice By Laura Paskus NM Political Report
O Speaker LoRenzo Bates welcomes the public to the 2017 Summer Council Session at the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window, Ariz., July 17. Photo Credit: Courtesy
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INDOW ROCK, Ariz. – On the opening day of the Summer Council Session July 17, Speaker LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) provided a report, which highlighted some of the combined efforts and successes of the Navajo Nation Council in recent months. Speaker Bates highlighted the recent successful passages of legislations that provide $2.2 million for summer youth employment for all of the Navajo
Nation’s 110 chapters, that reformed the Navajo Housing Authority board and confirmed four new board members to address the Nation’s housing issues, and for a legislation that approved a lease agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station that secures over 800 jobs for Navajo people and a significant portion of the Nation’s annual revenue through 2019. “Over the la st severa l months, the Navajo Nation has encountered challenges related to our Nation’s current and upcoming budgets due to anticipated revenue shortfalls, federal budget cuts, and the possible
closure of the Navajo Generating Station,” Bate said. “I am confident that the 23rd Navajo Nation Council will continue to make progress on our priorities and overcome adversities.” The report also touched on several ongoing challenges that the Council and its Standing Committees are working to address including the anticipated federal budget cuts that may affect critical funding for the Navajo Nation, continued support for the Bears Ears National Monument, protecting Navajo voting rights in San
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n the edge of the Valle Grande in northern New Mexico stands a grove of towering ponderosa pines. The trees, many of them between 250 and 400 years old, comprise what’s called the History Grove, and they offer a snapshot into what the forests of the Jemez Mountains looked like centuries ago—before widespread grazing in the late 19th century and decades of fire suppression by the federal government. During a recent trip there, I was reminded of what goes into protecting and maintaining our
forests and landscapes. Land management, as it’s called, is made of up of meetings and programs, line-item budgets and public comment periods. And sometimes, expensive lawsuits and bitter battles. But managing and protecting landscapes isn’t an abstract exercise. It involves real people. People who wrangle with challenges and weigh in on decisions, and who sometimes make sacrifices. In the History Grove, the trees are spread apart from one another. The sun shines through the canopy and green grasses
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Thompson Ridge Fire as it approached the Cabin District on Valles Caldera in June, 2013, and the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew. Photo Credit: Kristin Honig, courtesy of Valles Caldera National Preserve
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L BUQU E RQU E – Justin Krantz, 32, of Aztec, N.M., was sentenced July 13 in federal court in Albuquerque to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Krantz arrested in Nov. 2016, on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition on May 4, 2016, in San Juan County, N.M. According to the indictment, Krantz was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior conviction on drug trafficking charges. On April 11, Krantz pled guilty to the indictment and admitted that on May 4, he was in possession of a firearm and
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O Justin Krantz ammunition. Krantz further admitted that he was prohibited from being in possession of firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions. This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eva Fontanez prosecuted the case.
Churchrock man pleads guilty to federal voluntary manslaughter charge Staff Reports
L BUQU E RQU E – Randy Payton, 35, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Churchrock, N.M., pled guilty July 18, in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a voluntary manslaughter charge. Payton entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends that he be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of seven to 13 years followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court Payton was arrested on Oct. 19, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with killing a Navajo man on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County on Oct. 14, 2016. According to the criminal complaint, Payton killed the victim by hitting and kicking him repeatedly during a fight. Payton was subsequently indicted on the same charge on Nov. 15, 2016. NEWS
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During the proceedings, Payton pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing the victim during a fight on Oct. 14. Payton remains in custody pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled. This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Novaline Wilson.
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COUNCIL SESSION | FROM PAGE 5 the Summer Session and as we honor and recognize them for their accomplishments,” Bates said. President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez also shared their appreciation at the event. Nez led a group of runners and spoke about the important of healthy
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“By setting the right tone at the top, I’ve worked handin-hand with exemplary staff to enhance customer service, direct more money to education and the Land Grant Permanent Fund, and bring a common-sense approach to the conservation of our public lands,” Dunn said of his time at the helm of the statewide office. He previously ran for state senate in 2012 but lost to Democrat Phil Griego in a very Democratic district. Democrats believe they ca n w in the 2nd Congressiona l Distr ict seat a nd the Democratic Cong re s sion a l Ca mpa ig n Committee announced it was on their expansive list of targets in 2018. The group made the a nnouncement before Pearce announced he would not run for reelection. The last time no incumbent ran was in 2008, when Pearce ran for U.S. Senate. Pearce won
DAY REPORT | FROM PAGE 6 Juan County, Utah, and the need to make progress on the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project. “Although these issues may seem daunting, I believe it also challenges us as leaders to rise to a new level of ingenuity and creates an opportunity to be innovative, and to pursue new ways of providing for and empowering our people,” Bates said. A large portion of the report also highlighted the progress of the Naabik’íyáti’ Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee’s
that statewide primary but lost in the general election to Tom Udall. And in Pearce’s old district, Democrat Harry Teague rode a Democratic wave to defeat Republican Ed Tinsley by over 10 percentage points. Pearce ran again for the seat in 2010 and easily defeated Teague. Since Pearce’s announcement, an election analyst said that would shift the congressional race toward Democrats while still keeping Republicans as favorites to retain the seat. Roll Call moved the district from solid Republican to likely Republican. Dunn won the statewide race for land commissioner in 2014, narrowly defeating then-incumbent Democrat Ray Powell by just 704 votes. Powell announced earlier this year he is running for another term in that position and will face New Mexico Wildlife Foundation Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen in the Democratic primary. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com advocacy at the federal level for an increase in AMBER Alert funds and policy research to improve laws that help prevent sexual assaults on the Navajo Nation. The Council accepted the report from Speaker Bates by a vote of 16-0. To view the full report, please visit www.navajonationcouncil.org under “Press Releases” on the homepage. You may also view other reports from the Summer Council Session by visiting the following link http:// www.nnols.org/2017-summer-session.aspx.
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LAND MANAGEMENT | FROM PAGE 6 run beneath the ponderosas. There are flickers and woodpeckers and other birds singing and squawking that birdwatchers know but I can’t identify. Driving here, we passed historic cabins built in the early- to mid-20th century, including the one Sheriff Walt Longmire calls home on the Netflix series, Longmire. In the winter, I’ve seen elk lounging among the pines. On this trip, Bob Parmenter, chief of science and resource stewardship at Valles Caldera National Preserve, points to a log where a bear has pawed through the soil underneath, looking for bugs. Parmenter looks to the burnt ridge behind the grove and reminds me of the Thompson Ridge Fire. Ignited by a downed powerline at the end of May 2013, that fire burned nearly 24,000 acres of the Valles Caldera and the Santa Fe National Forest. Then Parmenter says something that later keeps me up that night. T he Gra n ite Mou nta i n Hotshots saved this grove and the cabins before being assigned to the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona. The hotshots were trained to fight both structural fires and wildland fires, Parmenter said. So they were the perfect crew to be at the Valles Caldera. Interagency Hotshot, or Type 1, crews, are the most elite and experienced firefighting crews and are typically assigned to the most dangerous or unwieldy fires. As the Thompson Ridge Fire approached the cabins in early June, the Granite Mountain Hotshots worked all night to protect them, Parmenter explained. They also lit backfires in the History Grove to save that iconic old-growth stand of ponderosas. Shortly after leaving New Mexico, on June 30, 2013, 19 of the 20 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died in that Arizona fire. The crew was building a fire line to protect homes. But the winds shifted and the fire blew up, trapping and killing Eric Marsh, Jesse Steed, Clayton Whitted, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Christopher MacKenzie, Trav is Turby f ill, A nd rew Ashcraft, Joe Thurston, Wade Parker, Anthony Rose, Garret Zuppiger, Scott Norris, Dustin DeFord, William Warneke, Kevin Woyjeck, John Percin Jr., Grant McKee and Sean Misner. Brendan McDonough survived the fire because he was stationed at a distance, working as lookout. NEWS
Reporter Fernanda Santos wrote about the men and the Yarnell Hill Fire in her 2016 book, “The Fire Line.” “I was never truly aware of the job that wildland firefighters do, or the very important role they have in fighting fires but also treating the forests,” Santos told me earlier this week. Treating the forests can include reintroducing healthy fires—like the kind that burned through southwestern forests historically, nurturing stands like the History Grove—or allowing lightning-strike fires to burn naturally in certain places and under particular conditions. Those fires help clean up the forest to reduce the risk of the big, disastrous fires, like Las Conchas, which tore through 156,000 acres of the Jemez in 2011 and burned so intensely that some ponderosa and mixed conifer forests will never grow back. “I think a lot of people think that fighting a wildfire is like fighting an urban fire, you put the water on the flames and put them out,” she said. “They don’t understand that when they’re watching on the evening news an airplane dropping slurry or water on the flames, down there most likely is a crew of 20 men and women working to stop those flames by carving trails in the forest, fire lines.” Many of those who live in the areas threatened by forest fires understand that human element. Out on Highway 4, there’s still a sign thanking the firefighters who fought the Cajete Fire earlier this summer. When the Cajete Fire started in the Jemez Mountains last month, Forest Service officials immediately called in a Type 1 firefighting crew because of the fire’s complexity and its proximity to about 300 homes and buildings. Communities often react with gratitude during and after an emergency, posting signs along highways and inundating firefighter camps with supplies and donations. We are grateful when they save our homes and favorite places by putting their lives on the line for the things we value. During prescribed or managed fires, we’re not always that welcoming, even though the work they crews are doing prevents those same destructive wildfires. We complain about the smoke, or grumble when our favorite hiking trails are closed off during or after a fire. Working on her book, Santos
tried to understand not only what happened during the Yarnell Hill Fire, but what federal and state policies put firefighters in danger. Writing about the Granite Mountain Hotshots has given her new perspectives. “Now, every time I feel very hot in the summer”—she lives in Phoenix, where almost every day is hot in the summer—“I imagine how it is for people fighting fires right now,” she said. “Or if I feel exhausted, I imagine what it must be like to work 16 hours a day for 14 days straight, carrying all that weight on their backs, and the tools in their hands.” Anyone willing to work in public service deserves respect, she said, including soldiers, police officers and firefighters. And wildland firefighters. “They are a special bunch of people,” she said, joking that most run away from reporters and don’t want recognition or credit for what they do. “They are incredibly brave, they are incredibly strong, and they are incredibly important to our country,” she said. That’s especially true as fires get bigger in the western United States and expand beyond their historic range and outside the “normal” fire season. In the History Grove in
Thompson Ridge Fire as it approached the Cabin District on Valles Caldera in June, 2013, and the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew. Photo Credit: Kristin Honig, courtesy of Valles Caldera National Preserve northern New Mexico, many of these trees have stood for hundreds of years. They’ve presided over the warp and woof of changes in New Mexico’s history—the movement of tribes, the arrival of the Spanish, creation of the Land Grants, generations of herders and cowboys and the establishment of parks and public lands. There’s another story there now, too. There isn’t a proper way
to thank any of the fire crews, especially the Granite Mountain Hotshots, but those ponderosa pines that make the air smell like warm vanilla are still standing today because of the men and women who put themselves— their smartest plans, their tools and labor, their teamwork and their hearts—between the flames and the trees. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com
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Man arrested Man adds a seventh for allegedly DWI to his rap sheet sexually assaulting minor H By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor
HOREAU – A Thoreau area man arrested July 17 for criminal sexual contact with a minor was released on a $4,000 cash surety bond July 19. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero responded to a call regarding another matter. And when he asked a 16-year-old girl about a domestic incident involving her parents, received what’s likely an unexpected response. The teen told Guerrero that sometime in November Earl Martinez, Jr. forced himself on her. He had been reportedly drinking when he ran his hands up her thigh and “proceeded to touch her private parts,”
Earl Martinez, Jr. Guerrero states in his report. In addition to being charged with criminal sexual contact with a minor, Martinez, 35, was also charged for battery and false imprisonment for the July 17 call.
ansen Clark nearly caused a wreck, prompting the driver of that vehicle to call the police. Gallup Police Department Officer Steven Peshlakai caught up with Clark as he headed north on Arnold Street. Peshlakai followed Clark for a short distance, noting that he was averaging speeds of 30 to 40 miles per hour in a 45-m.p.h. speed zone. Peshlakai signaled for Clark to pullover near 2111 W. Highway 66. When he approached Clark, sitting in his dark blue Chevy Trailblazer, Peshlakai noted that he had “a flushed look to his face and that his eyes dropped very low.” The officer asked for his driver’s license and paperwork, but Clark failed to respond, he just waved his hands over his lap. “I don’t know that gesture,” Peshlakai noted in his report. He also told the officer that he was “elderly.” Clark, 54, smelled of alcohol, and had bloodshot watery eyes, the report states. He admitted to having two cans of Bud Light three hours prior to being pulled over, and he didn’t fare well on the field sobriety tests. Peshlakai noticed an empty can of “Camo” beer and an empty can of Milwaukee’s Best Beer in the vehicle.
Hansen Clark Since he already had a felony DWI on his record, Peshlakai asked Clark would consent to a blood test, which he agreed to. The results of the test were not stated in the report, as it takes several weeks for police to receive the results. Clark was booked for his seventh DWI and was also cited for open container and other driving infractions.
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MULTIPLE OFFENDER DWI REPORTS Staff Reports Matthew M. Tsosie 07.08.17, 7:40 pm Aggravated DWI, 2nd W h i le McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s D e p u t y Brandon Salazar was working the sobriety checkpoint at County Road 1 and Mentmore Road, 30-year-old Tsosie approached the checkpoint and stopped when ordered to do so. Deputy Salazar observed an open box of beer on the passenger side floorboard. Tsosie told the deputy that the passenger had been drinking but the odor of intoxicating liquor was so great, Tsosie was asked to perform a field sobriety test, to which he agreed. Tsosie failed every aspect of the test and the deputy determined that it was unsafe for Tsosie to drive a motor vehicle, placing him under arrest. A roadside breath test was performed by Sergeant Tammy Houghtaling, resulting in a reading of 0.158. After being transported to the Sheriff’s Office, Tsosie blew a 0.15 and 0.16 and was then transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking. Donaldson Pettigrew 07.07.17, 6:20 pm Aggravated DWI, 2nd A speeding vehicle near an ENDWI saturation patrol resulted in the ultimate a r rest a nd booking of 28-year-old Pettigrew. Denying to MCSO Deputy Merle Bates that he drank anything, twice, and trying to focus the blame on a passenger, the deputy could not be dissuaded. Bates explained the field sobriety test to Pettigrew, who then failed every aspect. Pettigrew was arrested and transported to the Sheriff’s Office, where he was tested again on the breathalyzer. The results were 0.23 an 0,21 and the subject was taken to the MCADC and booked. Blaine John 07.03.17, 7:40 pm NEWS
Aggravated DWI, 2nd John, 33, was pulled over by Gallup Police Department O f f i c e Douglas Hoffman in the parking lot of the El Capitan Motel on East Historic Highway 66. His vehicle had been described in detail by a security guard in the downtown area and the report also stated the driver and only occupant of the vehicle was drinking prior to leaving the area. Just minutes after the attempt to locate was given, Hoffman came across the vehicle, still eastbound on Aztec Avenue. When Hoffman made contact with the subject, he asked if John would agree to a field sobriety test and he said yes. The failed test seemed to make John belligerent, and he refused to take a breath test at this time, so he was arrested and transported to the MCADC for booking. Lawton Francisco 07.03.17, 10:40 pm Aggravated DWI, 3rd Francisco, 52, of Cuba, N.M ., w a s first noticed by MCSO Deputy Slim a s he wa s driving into Gallup from the north on Hwy 491. She pulled him over in the parking lot of Wendy’s North after he failed to maintain his traffic lane and Deputy Slim turned over the investigation to Deputy Lorenzo A. Guerrero once she noticed the odor of alcohol coming from Francisco’s vehicle. Francisco told Guerrero that his last alcoholic drink had been about five hours earlier and agreed to the Standard Field Sobriety Test to determine if he could operate the motor vehicle safely. He could not pass the test and was placed under arrest. At the Sheriff’s Office, Francisco blew twin readings on the breathalyzer of 0.18 and was transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center for medical clearance and then to the MCADC where he was booked. Hosea Phillips 06.16.17, 5:51 pm Aggravated DWI, 3rd
Ph illips, 41, of Pine Hill, NM was busted i n Ramah, N.M., by MCSO L ieut e n a nt Eric D. Jim after dispatch notified him that the Ramah Police had stopped a vehicle at the corner of Highway 53 and Savoya Road. Lt. Jim made contact with Ramah Officers Zane Clyde and Geneva Benally at this location. Officer Benally had removed the driver and placed him in the back seat of Clyde’s unit. She also removed the suspects 13-year old child from the vehicle that was stalled in the middle of the east bound lane. Phillips refused to take the field sobriety test, claiming that his leg was injured, and refused again asked to take an alternate test. He denied having any alcohol to drink. Phillips submitted to a breath test after being transported to the Sheriff’s Office where he blew a 0,22 and 0.23. Phillips’ son was picked up by a family member, and his vehicle was towed. Edward L. Haswood 06.03.17, 6:42 pm Aggravated DWI, 2nd G P D Officer Chaz Troncoso was notified by Officer N. Bowman of a motor vehicle crash at the corner of Boardman and Aztec, and was sent to assist when Officer Bowman reported that one of the drivers appeared to be intoxicated and had attempted to flee the scene. Haswood stated that he had only one drink, but his slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and the odor of alcohol on his breath said otherwise. Haswood was seen briefly by EMS at the scene and had a red mark diagonally across his clavicle. Haswood stated that he had attempted to run a red light when he crashed into the other vehicle. He refused to consent to a Standard Field Sobriety Test and could not rise by himself from a sitting position on the curb. After being handcuffed, Haswood’s car was searched for
NAME: Benson Benally AGE: 48 BOOKED: 7/7/17 NOTES: 2 Counts Child Abuse (Dangerous Situation)
NAME: Bobby Billsie AGE: 43 BOOKED: 7/7/17 NOTES: Open Container
NAME: Tasheena L. James AGE: 25 BOOKED: 7/4/17 NOTES: Agg. DWI
NAME: Vernell Tsosie AGE: 40 BOOKED: 7/1/17 NOTES: Agg. DWI
NAME: Kyle Mariano AGE: 22 BOOKED: 4/5/17 NOTES: Agg. DWI
NAME: Marion Sam AGE: 46 BOOKED: 6/29/17 NOTES: 2 Counts Child Abuse (Dangerous Situation)
NAME: Thompson Thomas AGE: 51 BOOKED: 3/26/17 NOTES: Agg. DWI
NAME: Krystle Smith AGE: 31 BOOKED: 3/25/17 NOTES: Open Container
NAME: Albert Raymond Montes AGE: 69 BOOKED: 4/6/17
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Haswood refused a breathalyzer, but was cleared medically by GIMC before being transported to the MCADC for booking.
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SKATEBOARDING | FROM PAGE 2 skaters, such as finding places to skate, but they also want to help their community in a positive way – by helping area kids in developing their skill and turning negative lifestyles into productive ones. T he y h a v e c r e a t e d a Facebook page, in which they place videos of local skaters, and created events for skaters to show off their skills. Cecely Toadacheenie gave the Sun a heads up on their latest endeavors. Besides Gallup and the surrounding area, skaters as far as Albuquerque come out to these events, but still there lies the problem of finding a place to skate. According to Todacheenie, the only current place available is the old Big Bear parking lot on Ninth Street, which they call now the “DIY” (Do It Yourself). “We came across this one day and decided to clean it up and found this works for us for now,” Todacheenie said. “Everyone helps out by cleaning it up, and we’ve added some half pipes and others elements
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for skateboarding.” Having a skate park here in Gallup has been a dream for the couple for quite some time. Since creating Enchantment Skateboarding, they along with others have been holding fund raising events to benefit the new skate park being built on the east end of Gallup, adjacent to the Gallup Cultural Center on Highway 66. Initially, the skate park was scheduled for its grand opening in late August 2017, but now it
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might be as late September or even later due to the city needing to remove coal that was dumped there years ago. “The coal has to be disposed of in a safe, proper way and sent either to Grants or Farmington,” Todacheenie said. “The City of Gallup is in the process of handling it and the cost of it will be extra and at this time; who will foot the bill is unknown.” Todacheenie said if extra money is needed, perhaps they
Intermediate winners from the 2nd Annual Memorial Skate Jam July 4. From left to right: First place: Devon Olson from Mesa, Ariz. Second Place: R.J Birch from Gallup. Third place: JoJo from Thoreau NM.
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will plan another fund raiser. “This skate park will help out the community of Gallup, and we can’t wait for it to open up.” I n t he me a nt i me, t he Todacheenie’s are in the process of filming local skateboarders in preparation for the opening of the skate park. They recently held their 2nd Annual Memorial Skate Jam July 4, for, Nicholas Humphrey, a skateboarder who died in a car accident. The event was
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held at the DIY, and over a 100 people came out from Thoreau, Crownpoint, and Albuquerque. Several contests were held and prizes given out. Currently, Todacheenie is the only female here in Gallup that is sponsored by a skateboarding company, 4WheelWarPony based out of Mesa, Arizona. For more information on Enchantment Skateboarding visit their Facebook page and find them on Instagram.
Advance winners from the 2nd Annual Memorial Skate Jam July 4. From left to right: Tony Steele from San Carlos, AZ (First). Luis Morales aka Chucky from Albuquerque (Second). Knijel Castillo (Third). NEWS
OPINIONS Making manufacturers: Events aim to inspire next-generation workers By Sandy Nelson for Finance New Mexico
o u n g p e o ple c a n be hard to impress, but students from A lbuquerque’s Ac a demy of T r a de s a nd Technology (ATTHS) charter school were visibly stoked by a tour of Rader Awning during
2 016 M a nu fa c t u r i ng Day events. Before-and-after shots of the 15 ATTHS students who visited the factory where Rader manufactures awnings, shade panels and fabric products illustrate what can happen when young adults get a close look at the world of manufacturing: a transformation from
bored detachment to delighted engagement. It’s the kind of transformation that inspires New Mexico Ma nu factur ing Ex tension Partnership (NM MEP), the organizers and sponsors of local Manufacturing Day, to focus on introducing a fresh generat ion to ca reer s i n advanced manufacturing.
CLOSING THE GAP
U.S. employers have long warned that more than half of the 3.4 million manufacturing jobs expected to open by the mid-2020s could remain empty if companies can’t find workers with the computing, technical, problem-solving and math skills required in the modern
“factory.” A 2015 study by the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte LLC concluded that a domestic talent deficit of this magnitude would mean that customers won’t get the products they need from American companies.
MANUFACTURERS | SEE PAGE 14
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF JULY 21
The Sun enters Leo on July 22 along with a New Moon. Take this time to rest and relax. You may want to think, read, reflect—because you’re about to hit the slopes. Don’t think about the future or worry about the past take it all in stride. Change is in the wind. This is a good thing. Madame G suggests you sleep because new adventures are around the corner. Peace!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Way to go! You’re heading on a new journey. Before you take off on a 2K mile journey, get some much-needed R&R. You’re entitled. Don’t worry the wait won’t kill you. In fact, delve deep and start that research. Get all the facts and figures before you tackle the next segment. You’re on the right path. The next journey will be a blast, but a little preparation is in order.
Come on, give it a go! Don’t let that doubt and insecurity get you down. You may find that you’re not as “good” as you thought you were. You may find that you have a lot to learn. You may even discover you still have some learning to do. This is a good thing. Congratulations! You don’t know it all. That means there’s still much to do. Go forth and prosper.
Your heart is ready for the next step. What is it? Are you heading towards retirement? Maybe you’re heading towards a new job, career, or life change. This is all speculation until you take action. For the moment think on your options. Are you ready for one move or the next? It’s never a safe bet. Everything has a little risk. You may mitigate this with the right action. GO!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
It’s a hard-knock life for a pessimist and hard charger. You may feel that life is good and then one day you’re heading down the plane of oblivion. How did you get here? Consider that you may need to slow down and rest. This will ensure that you’re capable of so much more than you thought. This is the time for thinking and resting. Give up the phone for a moment and listen to your heart. You may be surprised by what you find out. You’re doing the right thing. Go you.
You can do this! Whatever it is don’t give up on yourself. It may seem like the world is against you on this one. Your friends may not believe in you. Heck! You’re on family may give up on you. But, have no fear! This is what separates the women from the crybabies. You’re more than enough and more than capable. So, stop moping and get out there and do it. Ready? GO!
Your time in the Sun has come. You’re shining brighter than a star and outing the sun. You can do a lot with that smile. Your heart’s in the right place and your family will thank you for the effort. Take a lost soul under your wing and gain a friend and even a son. This may be the time for making positive change and living the life you’ve always wanted. Way to go!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Your heart’s not really in this one. You may want to stop and ask why. Instead of charging forward and forcing a connection. Stop and think. What do you really want? Who are you really? These are the important questions and only you can answer them. This isn’t the time for sentimentality. In your own heart, ask what do I want? There’s no easy way out. OPINIONS
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You’ve a lot of work ahead of you. Don’t despair and don’t give up. Work doesn’t always have to be boring or a sense of drudgery. In fact, you can invigorate the stalest positions by taking charge of your life. Maybe you should clean up your workspace or reorganize your wardrobe. You may even decide that a little Secret Santa in July is in order. Who knew! Give back.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) What’s in store for you? No one knows. You’re not blindly guided by fate. You’re always one to give destiny a little push in the right direction. You’ll wait patiently for the right opportunity and bide your time. This is the best time for re-thinking your life. This is the time for considering all your options. For the true moment of action will come and then you must spring. Patience!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You’re on a road of selfdestruction. But, you like it like that. A little risk is okay—if you’re doing it in a conscious fashion. Even professional athletes realize the risk they take. They act accordingly. Yu may want to consider for a moment—the consequences of your actions. Your life rarely affects just one person—consider those around you. They m ay need you.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Love is all you need. You need to think about what that means. Don’t throw your life away on fantasy. You should follow your passion, but stop to think. If you love surfing with all your heart— you need to move to Hawaii, Australia, or California. You can’t stay in the high desert. If you can’t leave—maybe you don’t love surfing enough or you know whatever it is. Think.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Adventure never really means what you think it means. You might believe that life is all about doing what you want. But, maybe it’s about accomplishing what you’re capable of. If you start out in a new job with no direction— consider the consequences. Maybe it’s not all what it seems to be. Caution! This way monsters be.
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MANUFACTURERS | FROM PAGE 13 New Mexico MEP uses the monthlong “Mfg Day” celebration to highlight New Mexicomade products and introduce young people to the many career opportunities available in the field. The nonprofit organization’s outreach to high school and college students includes career fairs, manufacturing facility tours and school presentations. More than 4,600 students participated in New Mexico Mfg Day events last year, and 200 — including the group from ATTHS, some of them described as “at-risk” — attended private tours of 11 facilities where wood flooring, herbal supplements and remedies, organic cosmetics and architectural lighting are produced.
NEW LOOK AT LIFE Rader Awning was the first stop for ATTHS students on Oct. 18; the second was
ATTHS students at start of tours. Photo Credit: FNN OGB Architectural Millwork. Students quietly shuff led through the welding, sewing and upholstery work areas at Rader until the end, when company co-owner Jill Mowery-Litt entertained questions. Through ATTHS social worker Dana Flores, one student asked to talk to a company welder he had noticed on
the tour. The welder explained how he had made poor choices before heeding life-altering advice to study welding. He perfected his craft through correspondence courses to earn certification. By the time they visited OGB’s facility, where employees design, engineer and create quality woodwork, the students
were at full attention. Company president and tour leader Rick Thaler talked about how he acquired woodworking skills as a teenager in the construction trades. Eager to learn, he
refined his skills and earned promotion to more demanding positions, eventually buying the business. In a post-tour session, students discussed what types of training they would need to forge their own paths to good-paying employment in manufacturing. According to New Mexico MEP state director Jennifer Sinsabaugh, the shift in attitude, from negative to positive, was palpable. Manufacturing Month 2017 will be celebrated in October. Schools and businesses interested in participating should contact mfgday@newmexicomep. org. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org.
Gilbert Joseph Parra, Jr. October 4, 1991 - July 22, 2016
I Never Left You
It’s been a long year without you baby boy, and it seems like yesterday that the Good Lord called you home. Every day is a struggle for our family without you. Your beautiful smile and your bubbly personality is what we miss the most. So, on this anniversary we celebrate your life and memory. You will never be forgotten. We love you to the moon and back. You're our shining diamond in the sky.
I watch you everyday Love, and miss you always, Mama, Dad, Amarra, Baby Joe, I am always very near Denise, Roseann, Salvador, Jacklyn, I know deep in your heart Cami and Lilli You realize I am here I watch you while you sleep In your bed at home I hear you when you speak to me When you are on your own You cannot understand The reason why I have gone But I will never leave you I am there to keep you strong Talk to me I hear you Though you may not see We share an unbroken bond That will always be Death won’t keep us apart For our love is forever Just remember me in your heart And one day we will be together Live your life and live it full Don't waste a single time Remember I am always with you Every step of the way. By John F. Connor
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ATTHS students at end of tours. Photo Credit: FNN
Health Action NM applauds leaders who stood up against ‘Trumpcare’ By Health Action New Mexico
L BUQU E RQU E – After it became clear the Senate did not have the votes to pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), Majority Leader M itch McCon nel l (R -K Y ) announced that the Senate would vote to repeal funding for Affordable Care Act and leave a replacement for the future. By Tuesday morning, three Republican Senators released statements indicating they would vote “No” on such efforts. “I did not come to Washington to hurt people,” said Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV).
“We applaud the Senators who stood up against this disastrous plan,” said Barbara Webber, Executive Director of Health Action New Mexico.
‘TRUMPCARE’ | SEE PAGE 22 OPINIONS
COMMUNITY 3 Annual Mad Skills Talent Show rd
TALENTED LOCALS SHOW OFF THEIR ‘MAD SKILLS’ FOR PRIZES!
Story and photos by Dee Velasco For the Sun
he R io We st Ma l l recently held its 3 rd A nnual Mad Skills Talent Show July 14. This free event was open for all ages, to show off a talent or two. The event was held center court from 5 pm - 8 pm, and 11 contestants gathered ready to battle in hopes of winning first, second, and third place, and winners were awarded $100, $75 and $50 respectively. A plethora of ta lented contestants were on hand showcasing talent, such as guitar playing, singing, comedy sketches, and Hip-Hop dancing. Judging was based on creativity, preparedness, familiarities with the songs contestants sang/played, stage presence, and overall performance/quality of the talent. Rio West General Manager Anita Artalejo said that this was one way to give back to the community while having fun for the whole family. Keeping business here locally only makes sense and having events like this only amplifies the meaning of keeping the community strong and vibrant, while helping local businesses. “It’s a part of us giving back to the community, and being involved with the Community. We want to offer our community family fun events,” she said. Emceeing the event, Leasing/Marketing Manager Hannah Madrid, said it was fun and scary being on stage but worthwhile. Madrid hopes events like this will draw locals to shop and continue shopping at the mall. With the current stores at the mall, Madrid wants the public to visit not only the stores but to visit future stores coming soon like Hobby Lobby. “Being emcee was a little terrifying actually … but other than that it’s pretty good,” Madrid said. “I’m looking to COMMUNITY
Talent show judges (top to bottom), Margina Elwood-Store Manager Orange Julius, Tiana Miller-Rio West Mall Administrative Assistant, Deedra B. Haswood-Stay-At-Home Mom. see all sorts of talent here in Gallup, and we want everyone to come see what the mall has to offer.” Even those who work in the mall were a part of the event such as Orange Julius Margina Elwood. Elwood volunteered because she thought it would be fun and was also hoping to get the word out about her store. “I really like to put our store out there and so I want more people to come to our store, while being a part of this event and having fun at the same time,” she said A not her m a l l worker, Tiana Miller, an administrative assistant, who works with Madrid, said this type of event is good for the mall and it’s good to get involved with the community. “I wanted to help out and be a part of this, and I hope to see a lot of talent,” she said. Stay-at-home mom, Deedra Haswood, who was asked by Artalejo to be a judge,
Hannah Madrid-Rio West Mall Leasing/Marketing Director, emceeing the event and having fun.
thought it would be fun to do it. “I’ve been friends with Anita for a long time and when
she asked if I wanted to volunteer to do this … I couldn’t say no, and I thought it would be
very enjoyable,” she said. All three judges were given sheets to critique the contestants, and watched the talent before a good size crowd on a Friday evening, while shoppers passed by and checked out the show. Each contestant took the stage with a limited time, and hopefully wowed the crowd like Eli Phillips. Being retired, Eli Phillips from Gallup showed off his talent with a guitar cover of Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender”, hoping to win first place. “I do this to keep my creative self-active, and now that I am retired, to keep my whole self-active,” he said. Contestant, Cody Bahe, also from Gallup, played the guitar while serenading the crowd with his singing. He gave a moving performance. Playing since he was 13, Bahe said he usually plays contemporary acoustic song and hopes to be a musician when he grows up. “I just like performing it’s like a hobby of mine I guess. It’s
TALENT SHOW | SEE PAGE 19
Performing an acoustic set, Cody Bahe, loves displaying his talent of Twelve-year-old Jayanna Deary wowed the crowd with her hip-hop singing and playing the guitar. routtine. Gallup Sun • Friday July 21, 2017
Community Pantry receives $10K donation MORMON STAKE DELIVERS CHECK
By Jonathan Gregg Sun Correspondent
ationwide food insecurity is a significant problem. According t o t he USDA Economics Research Service website, almost 13 percent of the US population is food insecure, meaning they either don’t have steady access to food, especially nutritious food, or worse don’t have steady access to food at all. This problem is especially acute in households with children as well as households in poor and/or rural areas. This can create enormous suffering, and it is exactly this kind of suffering that the Community Pantry strives to overcome. The pantry is tucked away on Hassler Valley Road, just off I-40 exit 22. Like any organization, the pantry has operating costs including maintaining the vehicles used to pick up and transport the donations from
Alice Perez receives the grant check for $10,000 from Stake Treasurer Michael Davis and Stake President Tommy Haws. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alice Perez people from getting some of their food, it would also have a negative impact on their proper nutrition” said Alice Perez, executive director of the Community Pantry.
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various organizations throughout the community. y-owned One of those vans is almost 20 years old, and in need of the way replacement. If it broke down “it would not only prevent
Perez submitted a grant application to the Mormon church for help funding a new van and after a thorough review of the application, an award of $10,000 was approved by
the local Gallup stake. Gallup stake president Tommy Haws said the approval made sense as “we have always been very supportive of the food pantry, and many of our members use it.” With those vans, community and volunteer support and other resources, the pantry feeds 3,000 families a month. Their affiliate in Grants feeds 500 families a month. The programs they use to do this operate under three primary categories: those that are income based, those that are for emergencies and available to everybody and those that are open to the public with no restrictions. Income-based programs such as the Food For Kids program help reduce food insecurity for school aged children. For the nine months the year school is in, with the exception of extended breaks, this program provides over 700 kids throughout McKinley and Cibola county with nutritious food each week. The pa ntr y itself does
not decide who gets the food though, rather the school counselors who know the children best make the decision. The food is given to the kids in a confidential manner to avoid any kind of labeling or potential embarrassment. There is also the Emergency Food Assistance Program which distributes food commodities to over 2,500 families a month. The Emergency Food Box Program provides families with up to two weeks of food, up to four times a year. This program is especially useful for families who are above the income guidelines for food assistance, but suffer an emergency such as a car breaking down that requires them to put the money that would normally go towards food towards taking care of the emergency. The Free Produce Program is free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. This program provides free produce from to the community
each week at no cost and with no income restrictions. The best time to get this produce is on Wednesday, and the program runs through the week until supplies run out. T he D ol l a r S t r e t c he r and Meat Box programs are another resource, providing various food supplies and meat at a significantly reduced-price relative to store prices. Again, this is open to the public with no income restrictions. In addition to its food distribution activities, the pantry also has available a commercial kitchen, as well as the Hope Garden. This kitchen is used by organizations such as the Girl Scouts for community activities, but is also available to the public at the rate of $15 per hour. This is a great opportunity for an enterprising entrepreneur to have access to certified commercial kitchen to get their business going at a very low cost. The Hope Garden, in addition to Hoop Houses and an orchard, has an area where community organizations as well as individuals can grow fresh organic produce in a set of 60, 4’X8’ beds (10 of which are wheelchair accessible). These cost $15 each for a season, or $30 each for a year. To continue the work it is doing feeding the community, the pantry relies heavily on volunteers. No special skills are needed, anyone that is 17 or older can help, including those doing community service. Those under 17 can still help out, but they must have someone 18 or over with them. Groups are also welcome, but should check with the pantry first on scheduling. Anyone wishing to volunteer should inquire in person at the pantry.
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A long trip to bring home Gold, Silver, and Bronze By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
he end of June was a busy time for Garcia’s Judo Club as six students and their parents flew or drove to Spokane, Washington for the USA Judo National and International Junior Olympic Championships held in the convention center across the street from the Grand Hotel where the team stayed. “The parents put a lot of effort towards this trip,” said Sensei Miguel Garcia. “We did a lot of fund raising and appreciate all who donated or bought our enchiladas which we offered for sale.” The team weighed in on
Thursday, June 15, with over 600 students of the art competing in the Nationals (on Friday) and the Internationals (on Sunday). There was a glitch in the registration process for six-year old Daniel Wagner when the person at the desk gave out the wrong weight category info and placed him in the wrong weight classification. That mistake caused the young man to forfeit his match, which greatly disappointed him. ‘Error by adult’ is often the cause of heartbreak for a lot of young competitors. In the two days of competition, the Gallup team of six brought home seven medals: Kobe Bennett (17) and Shyanne Skeets both earned two golds in the two tournaments, while
ten-year old Kyle Hollowhorn a l so pl a ced f i r s t i n t he International games. Six-year old Daniel Wagner placed second in the Internationals and 14-year old Nancy Rodriguez placed third in the Sunday contest. Ten-year old Jocia Long fought hard but was unable to place in her class. “With only six students competing, we did very well against tough competitors,” Garcia pointed out. “The fighting was very tough. The students battled fiercely and the
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Gallup club represented themselves well.” Seven students had little time to reflect on Spokane as they headed to Albuquerque for the New Mexico Judo Games the following Saturday, June 24. Jocia Long, Kyle Hollowhorn, and four-year old Mercedes Wagner, in her first competition, all placed first. Kobe Bennett and eight-year old Jacob Yazzie placed second while Daniel Wagner was third. Eric Tsosie, in his first competition, fought hard but was unable to place. Sensei Miguel A Garcia, has been practicing and teaching judo for 46 years. He studied in Japan and taught self-defense for women.
really fun playing guitar and I love singing,” Bahe said, “I like playing talent shows and I won one last week at the Arts Crawl which was cool, and I give it all to God.” Jaya n na Dea r y, who is only 12-years-old, took the s t a ge w it h her d a nc i n g. Dancing since the age of 4, Dea r y is in a competitive dancing team and has performed in Florida, Nevada, and California. She also performed at a Phoenix Suns basketball game. “I got into da ncing by watching other people and I like it, and if I win I’m hoping to help my family out,” she said. Jenna Plummer, who is
Sensei Miguel Garcia’s certifications. Photo Credit: Courtesy “My dojo in Gallup has been open for going on six years now, and we have done very well.” Garcia was born in Gallup, graduating high school in 1971, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam, before heading off to Japan. A second degree black belt, Garcia helped prepare
his daughter as a wrestler for Gallup High where she competed against boys and girls in practice and did well in the state girls’ championships “I’m ver y proud of my daughter, Duvien.” Garcia said. “She is married now with a daughter and son of her own, and is a beautiful person.”
B a b e t t e He r r m a n n , w ho a lso rescue dogs u nder “Four Corners Pet Alliance,” wo rk s c lo s e l y w i t h v o l u nt e er s f rom “R ez Dawg Rescue, Inc.” and “GallupMcKinley Humane Society” to sa fely tra nspor t rescue dogs out of the immediate area for adoption. Need you r dog or c a t s p aye d or neu t e r e d? O r look i ng to a dopt a g reat dog or cat? Contact GallupMcKinley Humane Society (505) 863-2616 or visit them at 1315 B Hamilton Rd. Deary’s mom, came to support her daughter. She jokingly said her daughters talent definitely did not come from her. “I’m very proud of her,” she said. “I work very hard to make sure she does something she enjoys. I don’t dance (laughs), so her talent did not come from me that’s for sure.” As the last contestant performed, Madrid thanked everyone for coming out and being a huge part of this event. The judges quietly tabulated the scores and everyone awaited the results. F i r st pla ce went to Francesca Chavez for singing. Second place to Kayla Wauneka for singing. And third place to Mia Carabajal and Orian Dale for a Hip-Hop and piano performance.
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The Comfort Suites in Gallup hosted the ‘Nation of Patriots’ as they came to Gallup to receive the American Flag from the Nation of Patriot riders from Arizona July 15. Lunch was provided and camaraderie and fellowship was a given. For more info on this organization go to www.nationofpatriots.com. Photo Credit: Felicia Kee COMMUNITY
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‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ takes viewers on a wild ride RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 RUNNING TIME: 137 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
alerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens with an absolut ely phenomen a l montage. It depicts human progress into space over the passing of centuries, eventually leading to the creation of an orbiting space station featured prominently in the film. This gorgeous, quirky and strangely affecting opening ends up emphasizing camaraderie between all beings. The bit is so strikingly good, in fact, that it’s pretty much impossible for the rest of the film to top it. Yes, nothing can quite match this sequence, but the feature itself still manages to offer a lot of fun, popcorn entertainment thrills. Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and partner Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the human federation who police the universe. When they retrieve the last of a cute, nearly extinct species of alien life called Converters, they’re immediately called to Alpha, otherwise known as the City of a Thousand Planets. It’s a
‘Valerian’ (Dane DeHaan) polices the universe like a boss. ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ now playing. Photo Credit: STX Entertainment communion of life from across the universe placed together to sha re their knowledge through the universe. However, Commander Arun Filitt (Clive Owen) reports that Alpha is under attack; areas have been made unlivable and a dark force is threatening it, not to mention wanting to steal the Converter. This film is from noted French director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, Leon:
The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy) and, as expected, it is visually stunning. Much like his previous sci-fi efforts, it’s bold and bright with intense colors popping off of the screen. The camerawork is consistently impressive, with many impressive long takes establishing the big, epic scope. Additionally, the sets dazzle and inspire wonder with the characters constantly moving
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elcome back to another look at new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. There is plenty to choose from, with some major studio films as well as a couple of interesting independent features. As always, click on any links you see to read more about them. 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! Bu st e r’s Mal Heart This unique independent thriller involves a s t r a n ge , bearded man in a small mountain community who survives by breaking in and moving from vacation home to vacation home. He’s also a regular caller on a talk radio station and ends up telling his life story about how his life fell apart while on the airwaves. The movie earned solid notices from reviewers. A few couldn’t get on its wavelength, but the majority found it to be a fascinating and compellingly oddball effort. It features Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Toby Huss and Lin Shaye. Free Fire - An arms dea l at a n a ba ndone d factory goes horribly wrong in this dark comedy/ a c t ion - pic ture from director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise). The various groups quickly turn on one another and open fire, leaving a bunch of confused thugs struggling to avoid the flying bullets. It seems this feature is something of an acquired taste. Some didn’t like the characters and thought it was too violent. However, more found the performances great and the deviants entertaining and outrageously funny to witness. This is definitely a cult film in the making. It stars Brie COMMUNITY
Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copely and Jack Reynor. Ko n g: Skull Island - King Kong gets an update in this monster movie that is set in the 70s and takes a group of scientists and soldiers to the ape’s home in the South Pacific. Of course, they get a whole lot more than they bargained for as the monkey, as well as other monsters, begin a violent siege. Trapped and alone, the humans must find their way to safety and get off of the island. Notices were pretty good for this popcorn flick. Pretty much everyone enjoyed the action and the title character whenever he appeared. However, a minority felt that the lead characters were dull and uninteresting. The cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly and John Goodman. P r a y for Rain - A word of warni n g ... t h i s direct-todisc drama is from a product ion company founded by an extremely right-wing tycoon who is the president of Lucas Oil. The story involves a New York reporter who returns to her hometown farming community after the death of her father. Apparently, an evil gang of environmentalists are responsible not only for his death, but also the community drought (according to this film’s crazy story, climate change is a fallacy). Very few members of the press saw it, but those who did all called it ludicrous propaganda that ma ke s r id icu lou s cla i m s between some very hammy drama. It features Annabelle Stephens, Ja ne Sey mou r, Nicholas Gonzalez and Paul Rodriguez. The Promise - This historical drama occurs during the final days of the Ottoman Empire. It follows a medical student in Turkey who becomes involved in a heated
love triangle. Before their relationships a re sor ted out, the group face danger and death as the A rmenian popu lat ion are hunted down and slaughtered. The film received mixed notices. While just about everyone felt that the Armenian Genocide wa s i mpor t a nt subject matter that deserved attention, about half of reviews stated that the romance and melodrama didn’t play very well and took away from any feeling of authenticity. The movies stars Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale. Resident E v i l : Ve n d ett a Most movie fans are familiar with the Milla Jovovich action / horror franchise based on the hugely popular video games, but there are also a series of animated feature films. This is the third feature in this line and involves game characters Chris Redfield, Rebecca Chambers and Leon S. Kennedy attempting to stop an villainous foe from releasing a devastating gas with the zombie virus in New York City. This one is arriving direct-todisc, so fans will just have to take a chance on it. It was a Japanese production that has been rewritten in English, so I would expect some stilted dialogue. The voice talent includes Erin Cahill, Kevin Dorman and Matthew Mercer. Tommy’s Hon our S c o t l a n d ’s golfing royalty are the s u bje c t of this biopic set in St. Andrews. It takes place in 1860 and the plot details the relationsh ip between the very first golf champion, Old Tom Morris, Apparently, the youngster possessed so much natural talent that he quickly rose to the top of the profession and bested
his dad’s accomplishments. Unfortunately, their relationship was strained, particularly as Tommy sought to do away with social conventions and marry a woman who was considered beneath his class. This flick earned decent reviews from the press. Some on this side of the pond did find it a bit stuffy and dry, but more called it a pretty and well-acted sports picture. It stars Jack Lowden, Peter Mullan, Ophelia Lovibond and Sam Neill.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Video have a new and impressive Blu-ray set. A few months back, they released Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honor and Humanity, a series of films detailing the yakuza underworld. They were so successful that the director was assigned a new trilogy of films based around the same subject matter. The results were New Battles Without Honor and Humanity and they are arriving in a Blu-ray/DVD limited edition set. This trilogy features the titles New Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1974), Head of the Boss aka The Boss’s Head (1975) and Last Days of the Boss (1976). If you liked the others, there’s no reason why you won’t enjoy these. The release includes sharp high definition transfers with new subtitles, interviews with the screenwriter and a video appreciation of the films from a critic. Criterion are delivering a pristine new Blu-ray of the poetic Russian sci-fi existentiali st d r a ma , St a l k e r (19 7 9 ) . I t comes from director Andrei Ta rkov sk y (S o l a r i s) a nd involves a man leading travelers through an unusual, otherworldly zone in order to find a room that will grant them their every wish. Apparently, it looks great with a new 2K transfer and is a very well regarded feature. The disc itself includes plenty of extras as well. There’s an interview with a film historian, the cinematographer, the set designer and the composer. O f c o u r s e , i f y o u ’d
prefer something a little... well... cheesier, Shout! Factory has your Blu-ray choices covered. The Bat People (1974) is a corny monster movie about a man who is bitten by a bat and begins to morph into one himself. It’s pretty silly but may provide some B-movie thrills to the right person. They also have a double feature of The Night of the Sorcerers (1974) and The Loreley’s Grasp (1974). The first is about a group of explorers in Africa who find a tribe of vampire women, and the second involves German authorities out to find the title monster after a bunch of locals turn up dead and with their hearts ripped out. F i n a l l y, W a r n e r Archive have a Blur ay of t he John Wayne/ L a u r e n B a c a l l , Hong Kong set thriller, Blood Alley (1955). Kino are delivering some action flicks on Blu-ray for your perusal. Freeway (1988) stars Billy Drago as a killer gunning down drivers in Los Angeles. Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey and Bill Paxton star in The Last of the Finest (1990) a cop movie about vice detectives who go above the law and use any means necessary to take down a drug kingpin. They’ve also got No Man’s Land (1987) with D.B. Sweeney and Charlie Sheen. That one’s about an undercover cop who attempt to stop a car-theft ring.
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here a re some s elec tions that might appeal to youngsters. Adventure Time: Season 7 Ar thur: B r oth e r s an d Sisters L e g o N e x o Knights: Season 3
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‘TRUMPCARE’ | FROM PAGE 14 “It is now time to seek bipartisan solutions to improve the health care system for all people.” T he repea l-a nd- delay strategy would lead to 32 million A mer ica ns losing health coverage, according to a Congressional Budget Office analysis released earlier this year. According to the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation, the strategy would also cause a death spiral. President Donald Trump has floated a different strategy, saying “Let Obamacare fail and it will be a lot easier. And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll
let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.” However, a number of independent assessments have concluded that the Obamacare markets are stabilizing. But the Trump Administration is threatening to tank the markets by rescinding cost sharing reductions that lower out-ofpocket costs for enrollees. Health insurance companies in New Mexico have cited these threats as reasons for hiking premiums. “By threatening cost s h a r i n g r e d u c t io n s , t h e Trump Administration has
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FEATURE FILMS Feature film: Smurfs: The Lost Village. Starring Demmi Lovato. Show times: 2, 5, and 8 pm. (505) 863-1250. Tickets: $5 adults. Children 12 years old and under are free with an adult. El Morro Theatre, 207 West Coal Ave. MONDAY July 24 BRAIN INJURY PEER SUPPORT GROUP Meets every Monday from 11 am-1 pm. Facilitator Ken Collins. Discussions designed to help relieve stress for those living with a brain injury. Hozho Center for Personal Enhancement, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Call (505) 870-1483 or (505) 330-1885. TUESDAY July 25 MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 6 AND UP) CALENDAR
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP Join us for a Family Engagement Workshop 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Topics include: cultural perspective of male and female roles as a father and mother; trauma informed care, adverse childhood experiences, and active parenting. Call (505) 722-1660. RMCH 3rd Floor Solarium. GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR One-on-one technology assistance. Bring in your personal devices to receive help from the library’s technology trainer. He’ll be answering questions and trouble shooting. This program is first come first serve. 10-11 am, Main Branch 115 W Hill. Ave. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: Abba the Movie. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. THURSDAY July 27 INTERFAITH EARTH SABBATH You’re invited to an Interfaith Earth Sabbath Celebration, 7pm. Everyone is welcome. Call (505) 722-7564. 604 Jeff King Street-Gallup (near Turpen Elementary School in Mentmore). MONTHLY MEETING Meet with Councilor Linda Garcia (District 11). Call (505) 879-4176. Councilor Garcia will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6:30-8 pm, Northside Neighborhood Association, 607 N. 4th St. Crafty Kids (All ages) Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Family Tree Photo Craft. 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 the first Monday from 3 - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library (management room). Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CARS & COFFEE Meet the neighbors and car enthusiasts each Sunday from noon to 2 pm at Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup. 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. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: email@example.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 - 8 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246. GREEN REVOLUTION Through September 9, enjoy: Green Revolution. This Smithsonian Institution “Traveling Exhibition Service” uses recycled and repurposed materials to teach creative ways to reduce waste and conserve energy. Don’t miss this free exhibit full of handson fun for everyone at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E Main Street, during regular museum hours. For more information visit www.fmtn. org/FarmingtonMuseum or call (505) 599-1174. 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. K-3 PLUS: A SUPER START TO SCHOOL Give your kids a “Jump Start” this summer. Program is available at all GMCS Elementary Schools. For students who will enter Kindergarten and 1st-3rd Grades next school year. Contact your local Elementary School for enrollment information. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KEN HOFFMAN Through July 22, experience the photography of Ken Hoffman. New Mexico: A Meditative State features 25 photographs Hoffman has taken throughout the state. All of his photography is film based utilizing a Chamonix large format camera. Working exclusively in black and white, he develops and prints in his own darkroom. Nothing is manipulated digitally. This exhibition is free to the public with a SUGGESTED DONATION of $3 per person. For more information contact the Farmington Museum at (505) 599-1174 or online at www. fmtn.org/FarmingtonMuseum. 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 SHREK THE MUSICAL Through July 29, enjoy an evening of live entertainment under the stars amidst a natural sandstone amphitheater at Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater: Shrek the musical. Performance held every Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday evening from June 15- July 20. Shrek the Musical brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life onstage. Gates open at 6:30 pm. Performance begins at 8pm. Come early to eat dinner before the show or enjoy concessions and drinks. Visit: www.fmtn.org/Sandstone for tickets or call (877) 599-3331. SBDC WORKSHOP On Aug. 3, join us for a short presentation on Workers’ Compensation for New Mexico Employers. What you don’t know could cost you. Call: (505) 722-2220. 10 am- 2pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W. HWY. 66. BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BATTERED FAMILIES On Aug. 4, welcome Delbert Anderson Trio (DAT) and Def-I (DDAT). This Native American inspired band blends jazz, funk, and hip hop. All proceeds will go directly to Battered Families Services Inc. and ATD Fourth World New Mexico. 4pm, Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT—NMDOT New Mexico Department of Transportation seeks comment for the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2018-2023. The program will serve as a four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program and will be implemented on Oct. 1. Please visit: http://dot. state.nm.us. NMDOT accepts public comment through Aug. 11. In person comment will be accepted at the following locations: Public Comment on Thursday, July 20, at NMDOT District 6 office: 1919 Pinon Drive, Milan, NM. Final Public Comment in Santa Fe on Friday, Aug. 11 at NMDOT: 1120 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM. Email Rebecca.Maes@state. nm.us. NATIONAL SEAL OF BILINGUAL PROFICIENCY TEST Oct. 7, and Nov. 4: There’s no fee to take this proficiency assessment for graduating high school. High school seniors may participate in the Navajo Nation Bilingual Proficiency test held at the Department of Dine Education Building, Window Rock, Ariz. Call (928) 871-7660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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