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ar ye ol ho sc ng ti ci ex r he ot an to e m co el W at Gallup McKinley County Schools.
I would like to express what an honor it is to lead a district dedicated to providing an enriching educational environment for student success. On August 9, teachers, administrators and support staff start the great work of teaching the nearly 11,500 student scholars that attend our schools. We look forward to this opportunity and welcome your support as we, together, continuously improve our schools for our youth. Just like the start of every new school year, the 2017-18 school year brings with it a feeling of enthusiasm and optimism. We look forward to walking onto each of our campuses and instantly feel the familiar comforts of the beginning of a new school year and the supportive environment our students and parents deserve. As we prepare for the first day of school we are mindful of the importance of student safety and the critical role we all play to ensure our schools are the safest place for students and staff. Not only is the safety of our students of greatest importance to us on campus but during their commute to and from school as well. For this reason, we ask parents and staff to take the utmost precaution while driving children to and from school. We have several new educational changes this year as we work to focus our efforts on positive academic outcomes. We also look forward to the change in which students acquire school supplies. Please remember that the school district will be purchasing these items for your students throughout the school year to meet their classroom needs. This is a new initiative so please be patient as we work through any challenges faced in this transition. Together with teachers, parents, students and staff, we will keep our students safe and continue to strive for excellence this school year. It is my pleasure to serve as Superintendent of Gallup McKinley County Schools and it is a pleasure to work with professionals dedicated to studentâ€™s needs. Together, we have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of our students every day. It is up to us to use this influence to remove barriers, increase our support of our students in their challenges, and give them access to more knowledge and information. With this team effort we can prepare our students to be competitive in the world. I look forward to working with you in achieving the success that we all want for our students. On behalf of our School District we wish the entire GMCS family an exciting and successful school year.
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Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial director Dudley Byerley talks changes MERGING ‘OLD SCHOOL’ CONCEPTS TO THIS YEAR’S EXTENDED CEREMONIAL By Dee Velasco For the Sun
t’s that time once a ga i n for t he a n nua l Ga l lup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremon ia l, i n the town known as the “Indian Capital of the World.” I n it s 96 t h yea r, there’s been changes, and the man behind those changes, Ceremonial Director Dudley Byerley, talked with the Sun about the ambitious move of adding another week of festivities. He opened up
about additions, such as the new Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa Contest, and the $40,000 payout to the artists at the Red Rock Park exhibit hall. Sun: Ever yone is a sking...”Why is the ceremonial longer this year?” Byerley: Wel l, ma i n ly because of last year. A survey was done of people who came out and said there was nothing to do on certain days of the Ceremonial. Was there any major event going on? Questions like that and also from local Gallupians, especially sponsors like local businesses. We want more Ceremonial traffic that will
Dudley Byerley. File Photo help out everybody. Simple economics – more hamburgers, more jewelry ... means more fun for everybody. We’re trying, and in a growth mode, and we want to grow more this year. In fact, at the nightly performances this year we will actually have live eagles at the Ceremonial. That is going to be a sight to see … we’re g r ow i n g t o ou r
100th year and getting there is what we are looking towards. Sun: It’s going to take a lot work isn’t it? How are you going to do that? Byerley: Word of mouth and volunteers. We need bodies for all of the scheduled events. It takes 70 volunteers to check in all of the artist entries, and that is just one event. If you want to volunteer and have some fun at the same time, drop by the Ceremonial office. We need about 150 Volunteers to make this happen for this year’s ceremonial. Sun: Wow, that definitely is a lot of people needed. So, what cha nges have been made added or taken out? Byerley: Nothing is taken out ... just lots of added. This year the The Danza de los Voladors (Dance of the
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CROWN DANCERS Popular group visits Gallup to share a Apache tradition
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Wowing Crowds –
POPULAR CROWN DANCING ENSEMBLE PERFORMS AT SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES By Dee Velasco For the Sun
oming from White River, Arizona, the Apache Spirit Mountain Dancers mesmerizes crowds when they perform at the Summer Nightly Indian Dances. The group performed over the
weekend of July 29 to a packed audience, close to 700 people. Group leader Terrance Yazzie has been performing since the age of twelve and loves the feeling of passing on his culture to various crowds while keeping his traditions alive. Raised in White River, Ariz., on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Yazzie is half
Navajo/Dineh and half White Mountain Apache. He was taught by his grandparents the importance of maintaining traditions “My grandparents told me ‘this is who we are,’so I got into by dancing and singing,” Yazzie said. Yazzie’s group consists of 12 dancers and singers. During each performance there are
Apache Dancers performing and dancing to give honor to the clouds and rain. always five dancers and two singers including Yazzie. Four of the five dancers represent the Four Directions and one is the clown, Yazzie explained. “The four represent East
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CROWDS | FROM PAGE 4 South North West, and the other dancer is simply known as the ‘clown’ or the ‘messenger’,” Yazzie said. “He is the representative for the four. The Creator created the four first, and placed them standing in each of the four directions. The Four needed someone to communicate for them, thus the clown/messenger was created to go up to the Creator to communicate for them, and bring back word to them from the Creator,” Yazzie said. The regalia of the dancers consists of the Christian cross mixed with other symbols from the earth. When the dancers perform each carry long white sticks and clack them together; to represent lightning and thunder. A ‘lightning stick’ is also used during the dance by the clown. It’s a small stick attached by a string, and when swung around it gives a whizzing sound. According to Yazzie, this is done for the people who may be having problems in their life. “The lightning stick is done so that if anyone has evil around or maybe sick in body, it’s spun around (and) it chases evil spirts
Apache Dancers wowing a packed crowd. Over 700 people were in attendance. away.” Said Yazzie. The group sings about the clouds, beginning of creation, earth, pollen, mountains and wind. The drums used to sing with are simple cooking pots covered with deer hide, and rubber tubing is used to tie it down. It is then stretched and water is placed inside to reverberate a certain sound. “If we don’t add any water to it then there is no sound, if you wet the top then you get a whole different sound to it,” Yazzie said. “If you stretch it some more then you really get different tones with it.” Yazzie says there are traditional stories, long stories behind the method of stretching the deer hide over the pot. Nightly Dances Director Teri Fraizer was impressed by the amount of folks that packed
courthouse square. “It was great and we had close to 700 people in attendance, and I was quite pleased,” she said. “The Apaches have been a great and unique addition to the Nightly Indian Dances. We are honored to have them and look forward to their participation in the future.” Fraizer said Yazzie’s mastery of Apache songs is nothing short of amazing. Crown Dance fan Ella Dawes said it was a perfect birthday gift. “Today was my birthday and I turned 65-years-old, and I wanted to come to get blessed by them. The Apaches have always been a favorite of mine,” she said. Dawes’s daughter, Midge Dawes, said her mom always talks about these dancers, and to see them perform is always a
treat. “I think the Apache dancers are always a crowd pleaser and if you want to see traditional dancing at its best … then this is it,” she said. Coming from California, Will Loma saw the performance as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity “I recall seeing pictures of these fascinating Apaches perform, but have never had the rare privilege like I had tonight … utterly, simply breathtaking! I’m glad I came tonight and will always cherish this moment,” Loma said. Yazzie’s group has traveled extensively in the past, but now that more groups are performing
he has cut back on traveling. However, he helps the other groups by informing them of who wants a group to perform when his is taking a break and vice-versa. You can catch the group performing at the Gallup Summer Nightly Indian dances when scheduled. Visit: www.nightlyindiandances.com Be sure to look for this group during the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. For a full schedule of events, visit theceremonial.com For more information on the Apache Spirit Mountain Dancers contact Yazzie through Facebook/Terrance Yazzie or call (928) 594-0870.
Apache Dancer in full regalia at the Nightly Summer Dances. Photos courtesy of Jennifer Lazarz/City of Gallup
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Best in Show Night: Celebrating Ceremonial’s legacy in a new way By Rose Eason ART123
his year is the 96 th Annual Gallup Inter-Tr iba l India n Ceremonial, and it’s the first year for a new Ceremonial event: Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery. Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and local nonprofit arts council gallupARTS are combining forces to bring you a special exhibit showcasing 21 top winning pieces from Ceremonial’s juried Exhibit Hall in downtown Gallup. For one night only, on Aug. 12, from 6 – 9pm, oooh and aaah at the crème de la crème of Native art. Get a fist look at “Best in Category” and “Best in Class”
weavings, pottery, paintings, sculpture, lapidary, baskets, katsinas, metalwork and more. Admire special award winners, and you can’t miss the overall “Best in Show” winning artwork! Best in Show Night is the brainchild of Gallup trader Emerald Tanner. “My biggest reason for wanting to do this is to celebrate art and artists,” she said. “Ceremonial gets such incredible museum-quality pieces representative of all of the major tribes around Gallup; we wanted to share them with the public and bring a little piece of Ceremonial back downtown.” Making this special event extra special, Tanner has borrowed artwork from Ceremonial’s past from collectors to display
Several of the historic Ceremonial “Best in Show” winners that will be on display during Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup on Aug. 12. Photo Credit: Courtesy
Folks milling around ART123 gallery during a 2016 ArtsCrawl. Photo Credit: Courtesy alongside this year’s winners. Experience the rich legacy of Ceremonial with half a dozen Best in Show awardees from previous years, including a 1937 Teec Nos Pos style weaving. Teec Nos Pos, in Northeast Arizona, produces weavings that are considered to be some of the most intricately detailed of all Navajo designs. The 1937 Best in Show winner is known for its immensely complicated border—“one of the most complicated we’ve ever seen,” Tanner said. “It’s worth it to come to our event, just to see
this rug!” Winners from the 1970s and 80s will also be on display. Event attendees can marvel at an extremely detailed and delicate three-piece woman’s jewelry set crafted by the “Queen of Needlepoint,” Zuni silversmith and lapidary artist, Edith Tsabetsaye. Representing Navajo jewelry will be 1982 Best in Showwinning “corn bracelet” made by master silversmith Lee A. Yazzie. Taking seven months to create, this piece is “an absolute wonder in terms of design and
mechanics,” Tanner said. Having been exhibited in museums worldwide, Yazzie’s corn bracelet is now on public view again at Best in Show Night in downtown Gallup. In addition to the show-stopping art, Best in Show Night will offer up a Native artist demo, live jazz by Navajo musician Delbert Anderson, and light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact gallupARTS at (505) 488-2136 or executivedirector@ galluparts.org.
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Getting muddy for a good cause Story and photos by Jonathan Gregg For the Sun
he temperature climbed to borderline sweltering at the Gallup MX/OHV Park, and the live entertainment was “the bomb,” said 9-year-old Jennifer Begay. The water gun fights were epic and the mud was thick a nd deep. A m id a l l t hat, somehow the Great Muddy Endurance Race, on July 22, managed to be a great time for racers, their friends and family, and the volunteers.
The race was a combination of a three mile fun run/ walk first, followed by a 5k and a 10k. The run/walk saw both “runners” take part, as well as folks that desired more a more laid back exploration of the trail. The run/walk was very family/kid friendly with quite a few parents hiking it with their children. At one of the water stops a volunteer was standing with a water gun and making sure that ever racer was properly soaked down with her custom labeled super soaker. More than one racer liked it so much that they went back for another round.
The infamous Cardiac Delight. After the run/walk it was time for the main event – the 5k and 10k. At the start of the race Greg Kirk, who helped put on the event, decided to liven things up a bit by offering a reward to the racer who won the holeshot by making it first to a spot a hundred or so yards down the track. It was quite a site to see to watch these racers about to go on a miles long endurance race starting it off on a dead sprint. After that, it wasn’t long before racers had to scale Cardiac Delight, a towering hill that was universally agreed to be by far the most grueling obstacle of the course. It was such an impressive height
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Acelyn Kirk lays down a sick beat. to scale. Brandy Laughter’s FourCorners Yoga sponsored it, and offered a free class to anyone who took a picture and posted it. Caleb Cionelo, brother of 5k event winner Nehemiah, said that he would rather “go through any 3 obstacles twice” then have to do Cardiac Delight again. Most of the other racers agreed. After that it off to the log runs, the rope climbs, and the 20+ other obstacles one would expect from a mud run. With the enormous heat, some of the mud pits were filled only minutes before the runners came through. Murphy Builders was there on hand with their water truck to fill
one of the pits, and give some of the folks standing by a quick cool down soak as well As with any good mud run there has to be one huge mud pit, and as Michael Wagner found out, it’s not quite as easy as it looks to get through! Wagner’s friends definitely made sure to remind him afterwards of how dirty he got, getting a great laugh out of it. Thankfully for all involved there was a wash station provided afterwards. The Great Muddy Endurance Race had great local representation, but also
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‘Detroit’ examines a powerful, disturbing tale of injustice RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 143 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
he 1967 Detroit riot was one of the largest displays of violent civ il unrest in the United States up to that point in history. Motivated largely by racial discrimination and mistreatment, mobs formed in the streets, leading to clashes, confrontations and devastation. The new film Detroit comes 50 years after the real-life incident and specifically deals with the horrific and disturbing actions that took place between police and citizens taking refuge at the nearby Algiers Motel. Admittedly, the opening is a tad more awkward than it should be. There’s an animated intro setting up events in US history, then a raid that ultimately led to the unrest, loads of news footage as well as additional scenes of looting and protest. Obviously, the intent early on is to put perspective on proceedings and establish a tone of chaos and instability. However, it’s a lot of material, some of which isn’t entirely necessary. In fact,
a little more trimming wouldn’t have hurt the film. It feels like a good 20 plus minutes before all of the central players and story come into focus. Still, if one can be patient through the somewhat choppy early sections of the film, it soon becomes incredibly compelling. Once the story introduces viewers to the participants in more detail and places them at the motel, the film turns into a completely harrowing experience. Those involved include an aspiring singer Larry (Algee Smith), his friend Fred (Jacob Latimore) and Viet Nam veteran Greene (Anthony Mackie). After a fake gun is fired within the property, local police, state troopers and ar med militia Guardsmen arrive to assess the situation. A violent, racist officer named Krauss (Will Poulter) takes control, brutalizing the hotel guests and intimidating other officers into following his lead. Unwilling to get involved, the outsiders keep their distance as events spiral indoors. Local security guard Dismukes (John Boyega) attempts to alleviate the tensions and ask for cooler heads to prevail. Alas, no one on the side of the law listens. The cast are uniformly excellent and its impossible not to identify and empathize 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup
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A scene from the film ‘Detroit,’ which tells the story of police and citizens taking refuge in the Algiers Motel during the 1967 Detroit riot. This cohabitation takes an ugly turn. Photo Credit: Annapurna Pictures with the protagonists as they are tormented and tortured by Krauss. He’s as nasty as it gets and lacks some subtlety. However, it is interesting to witness how amidst flawed and fearful characters, one particularly awful and aggressive individual can take control and manipulate a situation. There’s a palpable sense of dread almost like a horror picture throughout the middle of the film. However, the situation is far more disturbing and brutal because of its feeling of authenticity. Director Kathryn
Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) excels at amplifying the tension and handling the action beats, resulting in a truly visceral experience. Dismukes is also a detailed and multi-faceted character, as he tries to walk a tightrope between doing his job, trying to minimize the damage as well as stay on the good side of authorities, which ultimately backfires and ends up getting him in trouble. Again, there is unending drama and danger for most of the people involved, with devastating consequences for
those held under martial law. This is certainly a button-pushing experience, bound to provoke anger and indignation at the injustices that were committed for no discernable reason. The ugliness on display is difficult to sit through at various points. Sadly, it is also a story that is still relevant today. Overall, Detroit is a distressing and brilliantly acted feature and it’s hard to deny its emotional impact. Hopefully, it will also promote empathy, understanding and discussion amongst viewers.
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 4, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ello. Wow, it’s another incredibly busy edition with a ridiculous number of new discs arriving. And when there’s a large amount of releases, there is a ton of variety. 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! T h e C i r c l e - A new employee at an enormous t ech nolog y a nd soci a l media compa ny r i s e s in the ranks and comes under the tutelage of the big bosses. The more she learns, the more wary she becomes of their actions and a new experimental program that may negatively impact the world. Reviews were very weak for this thriller. Articles suggested that while the ideas may have been intriguing, the execution was sorely lacking in tension, becoming sillier and sillier as it progressed. Now viewers can make up their own minds. It stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly and Bill Paxton. Colossal - This independent effort follows a young woman at rock bottom in her life. As she struggles to make her next move, she learns of a monster tearing up South Korea. Could the creature’s actions have any connection to this troubled lady on the other side of the world? You bet. Notices were generally strong for this uniquely dark comedy. A few criticized the lead for being too flawed and the movie off-putting in its strangeness, but the majority complemented the lead performance, the originality of the concept and the deeper issues raised. The cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens and Tim Blake Nelson. Don’t Knock Twice - An urban legend is the source of this horror flick that involves a creaky old home that supposedly houses a child-kidnapping witch. A teen on the run from GALLUP FUN!
her alcoholic mother ends up rapping on the wrong door, entering the house and coming face to face with the scary monster. Critics didn’t have too much to say about this effort that was positive. A few thought it was above-average low-budget fodder, but most knocked the film for borrowing too heavily from better scare flicks and not distinguishing itself from the crowd. Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton and Jav ier Botet headline the movie. The Drowning - A psychiatrist is revisited by the now adult patient whom they helped convict of murder as a child. After meeting each other again, the doctor begins to doubt the original verdict and is forced into reinvestigating the case. This small, dramatic thriller split the press. Half just didn’t buy into the story, stating that the events weren’t believable and that the emotional content didn’t engage. The others believed that the tone and mood created helped the film overcome its plotting issues, and appreciated the attempts to deal with heavier themes. It features Julia Styles and Josh Charles. Going in Style - A trio of old pals h ave t hei r pensions lost by employers and financial i n s t it u t io n and decide to get even. The seniors plot an elaborate bank heist, hoping to make away with the money owed to them. This remake of the 1979 comedy didn’t earn as many laughs as its predecessor, although about half of reviewers did give it a pass. They found the chemistry between the stars entertaining enough to entertain. However, those who didn’t like it commented that it didn’t match the darker original and that the exceptional performers deserved better material than a series of “old fart” jokes. It stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon and Christopher Lloyd. T h e Hi p p o p ot a m u s Adapted from the novel by British comic Stephen Fry, this comedy is about a very grouchy writer who is invited to a country estate after a series
of unexplained miracles. The skeptic investigates and tries to prove to the family and friends that these events are nothing more than a hoax. Reaction was mixed for the final product. Some wrote that the sharp satire and quirky dialogue was fun and enjoyable to watch. An equal measure appreciated the performances, but didn’t believe that the end result was amusing or compelling enough to recommend. Depends on your sense of humor, perhaps. The cast includes Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw and Emily Berrington. House on Willow Street - A group of criminals kidnap the young child of an extremely wealthy family and hold her for ransom. Unfortunately, they soon discover that the youngster is possessed by a devil and that their lives are in for far more threat and danger than their mark. Notices weren’t half bad for this little independent horror feature. A few criticized it for offering no more than a series of jump scares, but several complimented the film as an effective, efficient and unpretentious little horror effort. It features Dimitri Bailanis, Sharni Vinson, Zelmia Bezuidenhout a nd Ca rly n Burchell. The Legend of Ben Hall - Described as a Revisionist Western, this Australian feature is set in 1865 and follows real life prison escapee/ bushranger Ben Hall and his attempts to evade capture. He re-teams with his old gang (one of whom may be a police informant), committing robberies to survive and keep themselves ahead of authorities. This movie was originally backed on Kickstarter and considering its limited budget, didn’t fare badly with the press. Half of them on this side of the world liked the film. Some did suggest that its fell short of making its story meaningful enough, but just as many admired the aspiration and skill on display. Jack Martin plays the title character. The Lovers - This comedy follows a long-married couple on the brink of divorce. In fact, both are more involved in their extramarital affairs than their lives with each other at home. Just as they’re about to make the separation official, a spark reunites and leaves the pair struggling to deal with their next move. Reviews were
excellent for this small, independent feature. A scant few didn’t find it funny or care for the characters, but the vast majority of the press were taken with the performances and enjoyed the way the story departed from the traditional romantic-comedy format. It stars Debra Winger, Tracy Letts and Aidan Gillen. Opening Night - A failed singer-turned-stage manager has his work cut out for him during the opening night of a new Broadway show. He must corral the various egos and eccentric personalities involved in the production and prevent the premiere from turning into a disaster. This goofy comedy has only played at film festivals (where it appears to have been relatively well received) and is making its debut on disc. However, it does have an impressive cast that includes the likes of Topher Grace, Lauren Lapkus, Alona Tai, Anne Heche, Taye Diggs, Rob Riggle, Paul Scheer and JC Chasez. T h e Ottoman Lieutenant On the brink o f Wo r l d Wa r I , a n American woman travels with her doctor boyfriend to the Ottoman Empire in Turkey. However, once at the medical mission, she finds herself falling for a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. What to do? According to the press, avoid this movie. This one didn’t get much more than a limited release. Most found it beautifully shot, but clunky, clichéd and dramatically inert. Many have also questioned to the fact that it is a Turkish co-production (with strong similarities to the film The Promise) and suggest that it downplays and avoids the issue of the Armenian Genocide. Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley are featured. Phoenix Forgotten - This sci-fi horror flick involves a group of teens near Phoenix who investigate some UFO lights and disappear. Some 20 years later, their lost footage is found, providing a supernatural explanation for what happened to them. This found-footage feature didn’t earn many raves
from reviewers. There were a few who appreciated it as a simple film that hit the right beats. However, the vast majority complained that it was completely predictable and offered nothing that fans of the genre haven’t seen before or more effectively presented. The cast includes Florence Hartigan, Luke Spencer Roberts and Chelsea Lopez. Shin Godzilla - Released in some markets as Godzilla: Resurgence, one of the most famous monsters in history gets a brand new update in this Japanese effort. This time out, Tokyo officials must band together and find a solution when Godzilla rises from the ocean and proceeds to destroy the city. Notices were generally quite positive for this foreign-language, sci-fi flick. There were complaints that the monster was not featured as much as it should have been and that the focus on government employees working the situation out was dry and akin to watching a series of boardroom meetings. However, quite a few more found the approach amusingly unique. It stars, errr, Godzilla and a bunch of people playing bureaucrats. Sleight - A young street magician struggles to take care of his younger sister after their parents pass away. When she’s kidnapped by some local hoods, the performer must use his skills to trick the bad guys are get her back home. This low-budget production got a fair amount of positive reaction some time back, but the release strategy didn’t quite work when the movie hit theaters; most audiences missed it. A few reviewers felt that the sleight of hand story was a bit too far fetched, but most complimented the low-key lead performance and enjoyed the fable. It stars Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel and Dulé Hill. S.W.A.T.: Under Siege - Nope, this isn’t a sequel to the 2003 action film nor does it have a nything to do with the old TV series. Instead, it’s a direct-to-disc action picture about a S.W.A.T. team
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GOOD CAUSE | FROM PAGE 7 drew racers from the rest of the state as well. Race winner Nehemiah Cionelo traveled from Albuquerque with his co-racer and brother Caleb, as well as their parents and fr iends. Indeed, they had such a great time at the event that immediately afterward Nehemiah’s mother said that “they are already penciling the event in for next year, and next time the entire family is doing this!” Caleb said that despite Nehemiah’s favorite part of the race being “beating his big brother” that “next time it will be different.” Michael Wagner was there from out of town as well with 14 of his friends and campers from Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions. Wagner said there were all there to “support each other as a team and enjoy the outdoors.”
Mike Wagner … meet the mud. After the race was done and everything was starting to settle down the audience was treated to a live performance by Greg K i rk ’s daug hter, Acelyn Kirk. Acelyn Kirk got up and laid down a sick beatbox freestyle to the delight of the crowd, especially the younger ones. After Acelyn
Brothers Nehemiah and Caleb celebrate after the race.
out, including the Junior Public Safety Academy. Ken Langely said that the organization was designed to “expose kids to various public safety focused careers, such as police and fire fighters.” When asked what he hoped the kids would get out of volunteering, he said that the idea was for them to “give back to the program, help where they are needed, and give their best effort.” All proceeds go to benefit UNM-Gallup’s Lions Hall renovation project and the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Wellness Center.
Kirk finished, and the crowd was done going nuts, Greg Kirk said “that’s right folks, it doesn’t matter if there are two or 200 people, she will lay down a beat.” In addition to being great fun, several youth organizations were there with volunteering and generally helping
Got to have some fresh made mud!
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individual, family, or a business, anyone can sign up and anytime. Each banner is $250 dollars a year, and for the next four years this money goes into a savings account. We hope to have $100,000 by the time we hit our 100th Annual Ceremonial or centennial, and this will be the prize money for the artist show. We hope to maybe sell 200 of these banners. Currently, 70 are sold right now. We need a minimum of 100. A nice
INTER-TRIBAL | FROM PAGE 3 Flyers/pole flying) will be back. This group has always been great and the people always get excited to see them. The Song and Dance is set for three days. That will be a big change
The night dances have doubled. The rodeo peo ple will defin it ely love it b e c a u s e it’s going to be like how
because they can bring in their own vendors now. The $40,000 is a big change for the artists who will be entering into the contest; the 5k Fun Run/Walk is back; open mic at the El Morro Theatre; the new Tiny Tot Pageant; and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa Contest is going to be fun to watch. Also added this year is the new storefront business look. Where local businesses try to give a new look to their stores along the streets. Basically, we’re going back old school, bringing back those ideas that made the Ceremonial great. Sun: Wow that is totally exciting and good to hear! What do you hope to gain out of these changes? Byerley: A lot more attendance – a lot more fun! The cost is also lower this year. The events are getting bigger.
it was back in the day. Of course, there will be a parking charge, but the cost of seeing the Ceremonial this year will be a lot lower and that’s great. I want to say a really big thank you to Firerock Casino, Western Refining, and CocaCola for really stepping up. I forgot to mention that at the nightly performances there will be a big 13-foot television screen where you can see instant replays. It’s really going to be great this year. Our board members are younger with great ideas. Sun: That’s great to hear, anything else you would like to add? Byerley: This year we have a new club called The Centennial Club, you’ve seen those banners along Highway 66 right? Well, anyone who wants to be a part of this club can, whether it be an
plaque goes with it, and we hope everyone gets behind it. Sun: Wow that is a great idea! Well, Mr. Byerley I do greatly appreciate you t a king the time out for t h is, a nd Happy Ceremonial. Byerley: Thank you and come out everyone and join the fun at this year’s Ceremonial! The Ceremonial runs from Aug. 4-16. For more information on the ceremonial visit the website at www.gallupceremonial.com or call (505) 863-3896.
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ANTA FE — Please see the statement below from Governor Susana Martinez on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s report showing New Mexico is a national leader in economic growth: “This is encouraging news for our families, communities and businesses,” Governor Martinez said. “Through a relentless commitment to reforms – balancing budgets, cutting taxes and streamlining regulations – we’re growing and diversifying our economy, and competing for jobs and investment with neighboring states like never before – and even beating them. I’m looking forward to continuing to work to build on this momentum to keep making New Mexico a better place.” Today’s news comes on the heels of several encouraging
economic indicators for New Mexico. New Mexico recently saw its largest over-the-year private-sector job growth in more than a decade, with nearly 19,000 new jobs since this time last year – in the top ten nationally. Additionally, Gover nor Martinez recently announced that Facebook will double its investment in New Mexico – bringing their total commitment to New Mexico to half a billion dollars, with the potential to support more than 100 full-time jobs, and as many as 1,000 workers onsite during peak construction. Governor Martinez’s reforms continue to help New Mexico recruit companies from around the country and the world – like FedEx, Safelite Autoglass, RSI and Keter Plastic. Homegrown New Mexico companies are growing and thriving across the state as well – like Meow Wolf, Skorpios, Descartes Labs, Risksense and many others. GALLUP FUN!
OPINIONS Coach’s Korner: ‘You Can’t Ride A Horse With A Bad Back’ By Greg McNeil
hile returni ng home f rom Ma r ia no L a ke a fter v isiting a friend and mentor, I was struck at the number of young colts I saw on my way back to Gallup. Beautiful, strong, spirited and healthy were just a few of the thoughts that came to mind
as I watched the young colts and horses along the way. The other thought I had…I wonder what that veterinary bill looks like. However, when you own such beautiful animals and consider the ways in which they enhance our lives the cost associated with keeping a horse healthy is well worth the investment.
“You Can’t Ride A Horse With A Bad Back,” while true is really a figure of speech, one of the many sayings that have proved to be true over time. It was passed on to me by Dr. Betty Sutliff and now I’m using it in the column to address important issues related to health. Ta k i ng ca re of horses requires a watchful eye. We
take an overall view of the horse, how it moves, and paying close attention to the eyes, mouth, legs and the hooves. The second we discover something is wrong we call the veterinarian. health we need this same vigilance. There’s pressure in our
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF AUGUST 4
Welcome New Moon! On Aug. 5, you’ll notice a shifting down with a spontaneous jump forward. As we’re deep into the warmth of Leo’s Sun, bask in the fire sign’s strengths. Take pride in yourself. Develop kindness towards yourself and excessive generosity towards others. Remember that charity begins at home. Madame G suggests you get out there and smile!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
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You’ve got this! Your fellow fire sign is leading the way this month and you may graciously take heart and support. Others may offer you a helping hand and it’s a beautiful thing. You may long for days of peace—they’ll come. Don’t let a little work or spit and polish get you down. You can take on the world with your friends. Choose you and remember kindness is always good.
You’re one hell of a negotiator. You can’t help but seek out the deals and haggle. You also hate the idea of losing. This is a conundrum. Remember that not everything is as it seems. If you have 100 oranges and your competitors need 100 oranges—that doesn’t mean it’s win-lose. Look for the win-win. Consider maybe you only need the juice and they need the pulp.
There’s nothing worse than injustice. You know this. Your sign is all about balancing the scales. You know you must work towards the goal of justice. However, it often feels like there is only litigation and not justice. But, you know this isn’t true. If you’ve used others unfairly and they’re reacting—you may need to rethink your strategy. It has a way of biting you later on.
You’re heading on a path towards greatness. It’s not over until the fat lady sings. Don’t give into your fear and hate. Stand up on your own two feet and thank your maker for existence. You’ve got places to go and people to meet. Don’t stop and look for the negative. Don’t get bogged down in details. Remember life is for the living. Don’t give up!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
So, you’re heading out for the next big thing? Don’t rush. Take a look in the mirror and remember that you’re important and worth it too. Sometimes it may feel as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders—maybe it is—you’re still entitled to have a little fun. Your life is meaningful and you impact the lives of others daily. Don’t let a little failure get you down.
Your New Moon homework involves helping others find generosity of spirit. You have a magnanimous heart and a generous soul. But, you may find that working with others can be trying. They may require more help than you know. Instead remember everyone has a sacred journey and not all paths are clear. Use your warmth to light a fire and show compassion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You can do it! You may feel overwhelmed and burdened— anyone would. But, you must keep going. You can’t stay put for long. This is your challenge and your destiny. If you back away now—you give up hope. You can’t thank a fish, but you can keep on trying, If you’re scared you’ll only be more impressed with yourself when you’re done.
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Patience is a virtue. You may feel the sting of anger and the despair of injustice. Don’t lose faith. This New Moon consider practicing self-care. Be generous with yourself. You may not deserve what others are dishing out. You should still act with grace and dignity. Only you have the power over you. Your time will come. Remember the best revenge is success.
Your heart is open and free. Your air like qualities may feel the pull of fire, but we’re all closely connected. You get this and better than most. You understand that out there we’re all trying to live our lives well. Enjoy your down time. This New Moon is a chance to practice self-love. Turn that generosity and compassion on yourself. Go ahead—get a manicure or massage. Enjoy!
You’re living the life of your dreams. But, the sleeper must waken and live among the living. You can’t expect to stay there. The Aborigines take a walk-about to discover their true path and search deep within their souls. This is a good path for everyone. At some point, you must make a journey. But, they eventually must join the world of today. Don’t get stuck in dreamland.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Now is the time for action. You’ve thought and planned and begged. But, you’re going nowhere fast. It’s up to you to change your destiny and right past wrongs. The choices you’ve made are part of you, but they don’t define your next moves. You can still do the right thing and be who you are. It’s not over until you give up. You can do this!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) So, this is love? You don’t know what you want and you’re not even trying to find it. Stop giving others power over yourself in the end you can move on. You can even find love and health and happiness. But, you must do more than you’re currently doing. You can’t stand around and stare at the dead fish. You must take action for your purpose and live. GO!
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Partnership-style loan helps Cedar Crest grocer thrive By Damon Scott for Finance New Mexico
he era of big box retailers and internet giants like Amazon have made it easy to write off local independent businesses. But Rita Riebling, co-owner and managing partner of Triangle Grocery in Cedar Crest, has built a business that local and surrounding communities rely on. Nevertheless, you won’t hear Riebling say that running an independent grocery store is an easy task. To stay relevant and keep business buzzing, Riebling has worked hard and made strategic moves at opportune times. She recently purchased the building that’s home to Triangle Grocery and bought out her partners so that she and her husband Morey would have controlling interest in the grocery store. The ma nagement decisions were made possible
by a loan from the nonprofit Enchantment Land Certified Development Compa ny (ELCDC), i n pa r t ner sh ip w it h t he Sma l l Bu si nes s Administration and private sector lenders. Riebling bought Triangle Grocery in 1988 while working as its part-time bookkeeper and manager. She would later move the business about three miles away to its current location on Highway 14 in Cedar Crest. The move to 25,000 square feet more than doubled the size of the store that now employs 35 workers. “In this building, we now have more product and can ser ve more people,” sa id Riebling. “We’re able to tap into the outlying communities and provide special orders. We see the same people once or twice a week. It’s about customer service,” she said. ELCDC is a nonprofit organization that finances business loans for fixed assets by
partnering with the SBA and local banks on the 504 Program. The borrower contributes 10 to 20 percent, while the bank underwrites 50 percent of the loan. ELCDC, under a license agreement with the SBA, packages, underwrites, closes and services the loan while taking on between 30 and 40 percent of the financing. L o a n s u nder t he 5 0 4 Progra m a re designed to allow businesses to retain working capital while paying below-market fixed-rates of interest for real estate, equipment, improvements and loan consolidation. Loans can range from about $100,000 to as high as $6 million. Riebling said her experience with ELCDC made the process of borrowing a large sum of money a manageable endeavor. “Borrowing that kind of money with governmental oversight is pounds and pounds of paperwork,” she said. “They
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Photo Courtesy of Triangle Grocery made it easy. Rather than a 10-foot-long list, they gave it to me in pieces. They made a fairly daunting task workable.” B or r ower s of t e n f i nd ELCDC through local banks that partner with the 25-yearold organization. Alexis Hamilton, ELCDC office manager, said the nonprofit works hard to educate bankers and potential borrowers about their economic development mandate. “Our mission is to help the state become more stable through the economy,” she said. “That’s why we have a requirement that the borrower create a certain number of jobs.”
ELCDC clients include Calibers gun shop and shooting range, the restaurant Sadie’s of New Mexico, gas stations, hotels, assisted living facilities, dental clinics, offices, and those in the manufacturing and retail industries. ELCDC, with offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and El Paso, TX, can be reached through its website at elcdc. com or calling (505) 843-9232. 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.
COACH’S KORNER | FROM PAGE 15
uncontrolled weight gain contributes to diabetes, and poor nutritional habits lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Although the individual experiences the health issue, it is the spouse and children that suffer. Does the couple still go dancing? Are the parents still able to physically enjoy their children? Is there still candlelight for romance? Timely medical checkups and evaluations where needed directly increase the opportunities for success and health in our lives. However, without timely healthcare and attention we don’t experience the life we want. You can’t ride a horse with a bad back. ‘Coach G’ G reg McNeil is a S t r o n g F i r s t In s t r u c t o r, P rofe ssion a l Stre n gth & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coach, Author, and the owner of Gallup School of Strength (www.gallupschoolofstrength.com)
existence and it would be naïve to suggest otherwise, but there is a greater need to understand the importance of mindfulness when it comes to our health. A busy person is always a busy person but there are still only 168 hours in a seven day week. In other words, in a short life how busy can we be? With over 30 years experience as a strength, movement and exercise performance coach I have had numerous opportunities to work with those who didn’t have enough time in their lives to address health issues, such as chronic back pain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or other medical challenges that cause disruption in our lives. As professional I recognized that health issues are never entirely about the client but his or her family. Delays in treatment or checkups place tremendous burdens on our loved ones. Untreated back pain creates worsening conditions,
NEWS Ashlynne Mike’s killer to spend life in prison Staff Reports
LBUQUERQUE – Tom Begaye, Jr., 28, entered a guilty plea Aug. 1 to a six-count indictment charging him with murder, aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping offenses arising out of the abduction and murder of an 11-year-old Navajo child on May 2, 2016. Begaye entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that requires the imposition of a mandatory term of life imprisonment without the possibility of release. “The Navajo Nation mourned when we learned of the vicious murder of Ashlynne Mike. The Nation has carried this pain ever since. Today, as we learn that her murderer has pleaded guilty to the six charges against him, we have taken one-step forward in healing. We know the pain will be lifelong for Ashlynne’s parents and immediate family,” President Russell Begaye said. “The Navajo Nation is taking every step necessary to strengthen our laws and emergency response communication system. We are furthering the implementation of an Amber Alert System to protect our children from horrendous crimes such as this one. This tragedy reminds us, as Navajo people, that we must adhere to our traditional teachings of K’é and
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Tom Begaye, Jr.
Hozho in respecting each other. We ask our people to continue to love their children, take care of them, and watch them closely. The Navajo Nation will continue to move forward in protecting our children so that no other life is taken in such a tragic manner.” “ To d ay ’s g u i lt y ple a , which holds Tom Begaye, Jr., fully accountable for kidnapping, sexually abusing and murdering Ashlynne Mike, and for the trauma he inflicted on her brother, is the result of the strong evidence developed by our law enforcement partners who worked tirelessly on this case to secure justice for the victims,” Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney said. “Although the guilty plea cannot return
Ashlynne to her family or relieve their profound sorrow, we hope that the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment that awaits Begaye will bring a measure of solace to the family and some comfort to a community that was shocked to its core by these brutal crimes. Little in life is
more emotionally taxing than losing a child to violence, and we commend Ashlynne’s parents for channeling their grief into advocacy to improve the Amber Alert System on the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities in the hope that other families can be spared the heartbreak they have endured.” “The death of any innocent crime victim is tragic, but when it’s a child, the impact on law enforcement is doubly hard. We hope today’s plea brings justice and some measure of comfort to Ashlynne Mike’s family, friends and the community that came together to express its sorrow after her death,” Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division said. “The FBI thanks the U.S. Attorney’s Office and our other partners who worked so hard on this case.” “ T h i s c a s e wa s ver y
unfortunate, as it startled every community within and outside the Navajo Nation. We remain very emotional and devastated over the loss of a little Navajo child from the Shiprock community. It was especially hard for officers of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and other public safety agencies from the surrounding areas who responded and worked this case us. To the citizens of Shiprock who responded and assisted us with the search, I thank each and every one of you,” Director Jesse Delmar of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety said. “The law enforcement response in this case was exceptional. I praise and thank the core investigators from our Division, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s
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Pinehill man receives St. Francis School shutters its doors 10-year prison sentence for double fatality DWI accident By Suzanne Hammons Diocese of Gallup
L BUQU ERQU E – Tracey Beaver, 38, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Pinehill, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 1 in federal court in Santa Fe, N.M., to 60 months of imprisonment on each of two counts of involuntary manslaughter to run consecutively for a total of 120 months of imprisonment. Beaver will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence. Beaver wa s a r rested on Sept. 24, on a criminal complaint charging him w ith involunta r y manslaughter. According to the complaint, Beaver killed two victims when he crashed his vehicle on Sept. 9, on
the Ramah Navajo Indian Reservation in Cibola County, N.M. At the time of the crash, Beaver was driving under the influence of alcohol. On Nov. 16, 2016, Beaver ple d g u i lt y t o a felo ny information charging him with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. In entering the guilty plea, Beaver admitted killing the two victims by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. Beaver acknowledged that the alcohol rendered him incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating the vehicle. This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI, the New Mexico State Police and the Ramah Navajo Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Marshall.
fter rigorous discussion, the decision has been made to close Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at St. Francis School in Gallup, effective July 28. Detailed examination into the school’s finances has determined that numerous debts and low enrollment for the new school year have combined to make the elementary school program financially unviable. St. F ra ncis Preschool, which serves children from age two through age five, will remain open, and continues to accept students for the new school year. Sacred Hea r t Catholic School remains open as an educational option for students and their families, and will offer students currently enrolled in St. Francis for the 2017-2018 school year the same tuition rates if they decide to transfer. The new school year will begin for children at both St. Francis Preschool and Sacred Heart Catholic School
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the Shiprock Monument where he led the victim away from the van to an area beyond her brother’s field of view. Begaye sexually assaulted the victim before killing her by strangling her and repeatedly hitting her on the head and face with a tire iron. Begaye then returned to his van, directed the victim’s brother to get out of the van, and drove away, leaving the child behind. Begaye has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled. The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety investigated the case with assistance from the FBI Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team, U.S. Marshals Service, New Mexico State Police, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office and the Farmington Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Niki Tapia-Brito and Jennifer M. Rozzoni are prosecuting the case. The case is being prosecuted under a federal anti-violence initiative that targets “the worst of the worst” offenders for federal prosecution. Under this initiative, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and federal law enforcement agencies work with New Mexico’s District Attorneys and state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to target violent or repeat offenders for federal prosecution primarily based on their prior criminal convictions with the goal of removing repeat offenders from communities in New Mexico for as long as possible.
office for their excellence and hard work in bringing justice to the victims and their family.” The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety arrested Begaye, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Waterflow, N.M., on May 4, 2016, on a criminal complaint charging Begaye with kidnapping, sexually abusing and murdering an 11-year-old Navajo child on May 2, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M. On May 24, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Begaye with six offenses: first-degree murder, felony murder, kidnapping resulting in death, aggravated sexual abuse resulting in death (two counts), and kidnapping of a minor. According to the indictment, Begaye killed a female child under the age of 12 years by striking her with a tire iron, and caused her death while kidnapping and sexually assaulting her. The indictment also charged Begaye with kidnapping a second victim, a male child under the age of 18 years. During today’s change of plea hearing, Begaye pled guilty to all six-counts of the indictment. According to the plea agreement, Begaye kidnapped the 11-yearold victim and her nine-year-old brother on May 2, 2016, by tricking the children into getting into his van by offering to drive them to their home. Instead, Begaye drove them to a location near
Diné College, NN, WNMU ink special ed MOU BEGAYE: ‘IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR THE NAVAJO NATION’
By Bernie Dotson Office of Public Relations Dine College
I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. — Officials from Diné College, Western Ne w M e x ic o Un i v e r s i t y a nd the Office of Nava jo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance signed an agreement July 31 that formalizes a graduate level special education degree. The signing took place at the Office of the President of the Navajo Nation and was attended by a small contingent of administrators from each institution. The Memorandum of Understa nding (MOU), sig ned by Nava jo Nation President Russell Begaye, Diné College President Monty Roessel and Western New Mex ico P resident Joseph Shepard, puts into place a partnership that starts come fall of 2017. “We’re excited (today) at signing this agreement with Diné College and Western New Mexico University,” Begaye said at the onset of the 55-minute meeting. “This ensures that our special education students will not be left behind. It’s a great day for the Navajo Nation.” The MOU targets students already enrolled at either institution, as well as students from outside colleges and universities. Financial aid (ONNSFA) is available for qualified Navajo
students. Shepard promised $1,000 to Diné students who finish the program and come back to teach at a Navajo Nation school — a caveat bei ng that the student must speak and understand Navajo. “I’m extremely proud to be a part of this signing agreement,” Shepard said. What is the MOU about? The agreement establishes a partnership between Diné College, WNMU and ONNSFA and guides students toward the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Diné College and a Master of Arts in TeachingSpecial Education from WNMU in five years. At the end of the program, students can become licensed to teach general and special education. A component of the agreement calls for financ i a l a id r e c ipient s f r om ONNSFA who a re pa r t of t he prog r a m t o t ea ch i n Navajo schools one year for every year financial aid is received. Students accepted to the program take online graduate classes via WNMU. “It is a great day for Navajo education,” Roessel said. “We are excited to start advertising this program and at creating that pathway toward (WNMU).” D r. To m m y L e w i s , a member of the Diné College Boa rd of Regents a nd Super i ntendent of Di né School s, i n it ia l ly got t he ball rolling with respect to
Report shows minorities driving rural growth in NM, rest of western U.S. By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
n the West, minorities are helping boost populations in rural areas, including in New Mexico. That’s what a recent report by the independent research group Headwaters Economics found. Analysts looked at data from the U.S. Census Bureau
and compared the populations and demographics of rural counties from 1980 to 2015. Nearly every county saw a growth in minority populations, echoing the shift in demographics of the nation as a whole. This trend is as
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President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez were joined by leaders and staff from Dine College, Western New Mexico University, OPVP, and the Department of Dine Education as they signed an MOU to further participation in the field of Special Education. Photo Credit: OPVP the program and pledged to engage institutions such as A r izona St ate Un iver sit y, Northern Arizona University and the University of New Mexico, among other schools, in like partnership programs. Also attending the signing were Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai, D -A r i zona , Ja ck Crocker W NM U P rovost , Rober t a Marquez, assistant professor of special education at WNMU
and Rose Graham, the director at ONNSFA. Peshlakai, who is from Cameron, is a Persian Gulf War (1990-1991) veteran and graduate of NAU. She is the first Navajo female to serve the Arizona legislature. Diné College was established in 1968 as the first tribally-controlled community college in the United States. The college maintains six satellite campuses around the
Navajo Nation and awards associate and bachelor degrees in a variety of disciplines. Diné College’s main campus is in Tsaile, Arizona. We s t e r n New Me x ic o University’s main campus is located in Silver City. The school was started in 1893 and offers associate, bachelor and master’s degrees, with campuses in Lordsburg, Deming and Gallup.
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Committee clears Luján on ethics complaint By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
he U.S. Hou se Committee on Ethics u n a n i mou s ly d i s missed an ethics complaint against Rep. Ben Ray Luján. The committee made the announcement Tuesday, and a spokesman for Luján praised the decision shortly after. In a statement, Joe Shoemaker said the allegations came from a “ politically motivated complaint, filed by a partisan outside group.” He added that Luján is “committed to abiding by House Rules and will continue to do so in the future.” T he Fou nd at ion for Accountability and Civic Trust, a conservative group, complained that Luján conducted campaign or political activity from the House floor, which is prohibited, after he sent a fundraising email highlighting a sit-in he participated in on the House floor in 2016. During that sit-in, Democrats demanded a vote on legislation barring those on the federal no-fly list from legally purchasing guns. . The report from the Ethics Committee that announced the dismissal said members “did not find that Representative
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. Luján engaged in campaign or political activity, or solicited campaign contributions, from the House floor or any other federal building.” The report did state that a campaign consultant for Luján “used an image of the House proceedings from the House recording system in a campaign communication, which was an inadvertent, technical violation” of a House rule. The image came from an Associated Press article, which the wire service took from the House Broadcast network. The committee said since Luján hadn’t directed the use of the image, nor even known about it before the mailer was sent out, the congressman had not violated ethics rules. The Ethics Committee added that House rules on the use of electronic communications could use more clarification. Visit: nmpolticalreport. com
REPORT | FROM PAGE 19 pronounced in New Mexico, which already has among he lowest percentage of white non-Hispanic white populations, as in any other western state. Kelly Pohl, a geographer who works at the Montanabased Headwaters Institute, ex pla ined minor it y populations are growing in the western United States in part because of age. “Minority populations on average tend to be younger than non-minority populations, they have higher birth rates,” Pohl said. This may be one
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rea son why sout hea ster n New Mexico counties have seen such large increases in minority residents. In Lea Cou nt y, for exa mple, t he tot a l popu lat ion g rew 22 percent from 1980 to 2015, from 55,993 to 68,149. In the same time period, Hispanics grew from 11,900 to 37,152. This means, even despite a drop in those listed as “people of color” (or those who self-identified as black, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander) in the same time period, the growth in population was still driven by minorities. There’s a similar trend in Chaves and Eddy counties. All three counties are in the “oil patch,” or an area with a large amount of oil development. This means they need a relatively young workforce. “Young people move to where jobs are available,” Pohl said. A nd since the minority populations are younger, they tend to have a higher birth rate.
Other trends also showed an increasing minority presence in rural areas of the West. “Even though the overall population is decreasing, minorities are increasing, so the share of minorities in the total population is increasing even faster,” Pohl said. This is true in northwestern counties like Union and Quay. Union County, for example, lost nearly 10 percent of its population. But at the same time, the Hispanic population grew by 20 percent. Increasingly, minorities are sustaining rural school districts and local economies, keeping the counties afloat in a number of ways, Pohl says. She adds that it’s important to understand the rural west, areas of which have outsized political power and a re the source of natura l resources. “ They represent a rea l important component of the American economy and the American story,” Pohl said. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com
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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 9 coming under fire from an international terrorist who wants to free a suspect in their custody. As their compound is attacked, the group must figure out the connection between the man in custody and the criminal out to get them. As mentioned, no has seen this, so those interested will just have to go it alone. Don’t expect much. The cast includes Sam Jaeger, Adrienne Palicki and Michael Jai White. Wakefield - A successful lawyer with a large house and family snaps and disappears without a trace, leaving behind his entire life. His clan eventually decide to get on with their lives. Unbeknownst to them, the lawyer is hiding in the family’s garage attic, observing those around him. Critics were generally very positive about this small drama. There were a few who couldn’t relate and didn’t feel that enough was happening onscreen, but most praised the performances and called the film an interesting look at a broken mind as well as the nature of voyeurism. It features Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Beverly D’Angelo and Ian Anthony Dale.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! This is an unusually quiet week for new titles. Shout! Factory do have a few things of note, however. They’re releasing Steelbook Editions of previously released Blurays. You can pick up the John Carpenter’s Escape From New York (1981), The Fog (1980) and They Live (1988), with all-new artwork on their metallic shell casing. If you order through the site, they’ll also give you poster prints of the release. The contents of the discs are the same as previously released versions, but if you don’t own them and enjoy collecting poster art, it may be of interest. Of course, the movies themselves are great too. Un iver s a l a r e put t i n g out a Blu-ray of the biopic Ma cAr thur (1977), which stars Gregory Peck as the real-life General and covers his experiences in World War II and the Korean War. If you’re looking for something
that might appeal to the kids, the same studio are re-releasing the family picture, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain (1995) on DVD. It stars a young Christina Ricci and Anna Chlumsky as a pair of friends who try to find a treasure hidden somewhere in the wilderness.
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ON THE TUBE! And here are the TV-themed releases. As Time Goes By: Remastered Series Vol. 3 Big Little Lies: Season 1 (HBO) Chesapeake Shores: Season 1 Crashing: Season 1 Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER: Season 4 Fortitude: Season 2 Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Season 3 Remember Me (PBS)
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GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $1.50 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. HELP WANTED **Medical Supervisor Positions** BPL Plasma Inc, is seeking licensed EMT, Paramedics or LVN’s for our Gallup plasma collection facility. This fulltime hourly position offers health/vision/dental benefits, paid vacation, and 401K. This position will require CPR and the state of New Mexico licenses. The pay will range from $14-$17.50 per hour depending on experience. Send resume to email@example.com. Seeking a FT property manager for a tax credit apartment community. Strong communication and organizational skills required. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 505-865-9990. The Gallup Sun is looking to hire a freelance writer or two for Gallup/Grants. Long form cover stories highly desired. Also have regular beat coverage available: city/county politics; higher and primary education; and public safety (cops/courts). Please send your resume and clips, or links to clips, to: gallupsun@gmail. com
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EMAIL: GALLUPSUN@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM against you in the above-entitled court and case, the general object thereof being negligence. If you do not file a response on or before (30) days after the third publication of this Notice, a default judgment may be entered against you. Your response must be filed with the above-entitled Court with a copy delivered to Plaintiff’s attorney. Plaintiff’s attorney: Charlotte L. Itoh, Fine Law Firm, 220 Ninth St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Ph. (505) 243-4541. You are entitled to a jury trial in most types of lawsuits. To ask for a jury trial, you must request one in writing and pay a jury fee. You may wish to consult a lawyer. You may contact the State Bar of New Mexico for help finding a lawyer at www. nmbar.org or 1-800-876-6657. WITNESS the Honorable PEDRO G. RAEL, District Judge, and the seal of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, this 17th day of July, 2017. Toinette Garcia, Clerk of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court.
STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF MCKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT No. D-1113-CV-2017-00209 CLEARVIEW MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY, LLC, a New Mexico limited liability com-
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Jamy Malone, Petitioner v. Cody Seifert, Respondent
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NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT GREETINGS: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the above-named Plaintiff has filed a civil action in which you are named as a defendant in the above-entitled court and cause. The general object of the action is to acquire possession of the manufactured home currently located at 1501 West Aztec Avenue, #31, Gallup, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows: Year: 1989 Make: Redman Model: Flamingo Manufactured Home VIN: 13510510 Unless you enter your appearance within 30 days of completion of publication of this Notice, a writ of replevin will issue placing Clearview in possession of the manufactured home and Judgment will be entered against you. Name and address of Plaintiff’s attorney: Scott E. Turner, Esq., The Turner Law Firm, LLC, 500 Marquette Ave., N.W., Suite 1480, Albuquerque, NM 87102-5325; Telephone: (505) 242-1300. WITNESS the Honorable Robert
Cody Seifert is hereby notified that Jamy Malone has filed a civil suit in the above-entitled cause of action requesting the appointment of Kinship Guardianship of the minor child, Braxton Malone. Cody Seifert is required to serve upon Jamy Malone an answer or motion in response to the petition within thirty (30) days and file a copy of the answer or motion with the court as provided in Rule 1-005 NMRA 2005. The final hearing on the Petition for Kinship Guardianship is scheduled for August 30, 2017 at 9:00am in the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 W. Hill, 2nd Floor, Gallup, NM 87301 with the Honorable Louis E. DePauli, District Judge. If Cody Seifert fails to file a timely answer or motion, or fails to appear at the hearing, default judgement may be entered against him granting Jamy Malone the appointment of Kinship Guardianship of the minor child, Braxton Malone.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUG 4-10, 2017 FRIDAY Aug. 4
NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION
Registration begins at 8:30 am. Kennedy Middle School, 600 S. Boardman.
GAME (ALL AGES)
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Join us for family-friendly video games every Friday afternoon. 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
GALLUP POETRY SLAM
gallupARTS is excited to share the Gallup Poetry Slam 6:30-8:30 pm. Featuring renowned Dine poet Roanna Shebala. Location ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup. Visit;www.galluparts.org. SATURDAY Aug. 5
RELAY FOR LIFE AND GOLF TOURNAMENT
Golf for fun and a great cause at The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Golf Tournament: Coyote del Malpais Golf Course, Grants, NM. $125 per person. Shotgun start: 9 am. Call (505) 722-7900. SUNDAY Aug. 6
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.
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BATTERED FAMILIES
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. MONDAY Aug. 7
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.
TURQUOISE MAN SAND PAINTING LIVE DEMONSTRATION
The Turquoise Man, Shawn Nelson, will give a live demonstration of Native American sand painting. Call (505) 863-1291. 10 am- 5 pm, Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. Ave. CALENDAR
LEGENDARY LOCALS OF GALLUP
THURSDAY Aug. 10
The library presents authors Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, carol Sarath, and Bob Rosebrough who will discuss their book “Legendary Locals of Gallup. Free. 6:30 pm, Main Branch, 115 W. Hill.
Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Disney Paper Plate Craft (Nemo)
TUESDAY Aug. 8
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 experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Colors and Chemical Reactions
NAVAJO RUG WEAVING DEMONSTRATION
The library will host a Navajo rug weaving demonstration presented by Dine weaver Lois A. Becenti. Refreshments will be served. Call (505) 863-1291. 6pm, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. Free.
BEST IN SHOW NIGHT
For the first time ever, we’re gathering the award-winning works from the Gallup Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonial’s Exhibit Hall in one place, for one night only. See the “Best in” category winners, Best of Show winner, and special award winners exhibited together. Get a glimpse into Ceremonial’s celebrated history with a display of winners from past years. Also catch artist demos, enjoy live jazz, and treat yourself to light refreshments and a cash bar. Location: ART123 in downtown Gallup. Free WEDNESDAY Aug. 9
TODDLER TIME (AGES 2-4)
An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. 10:30-11:30 am, Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave.
HANDS ON HISTORY
Join us for Hands on History. Explore Gallup through historic photos and be a history detective with a photo scavenger hunt. 4 pm, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
AUGUST FILM SERIES: BOOKS ON FILM
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: A Dog’s Purpose. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.
GALLUP INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL
The 96th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is the longest continuously running event in New Mexico. For more than 90 years the Ceremonial has been a celebration of Native American Culture, displayed through traditional dance, rodeo events, exhibitions of fine art, and parades held on Thursday night and Saturday morning. Call (505) 863- 3896. Location: RedRock Park, Parades downtown Gallup.
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:
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 hands-on 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.
INTERTRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL PHOTO EXHIBITION
Select Ceremonial photographs from the Octavia Fellin Public Library’s archival collection will be on display during the month of August. Photos illustrate the history of the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial beginning in the 1920s through the later part of the 20th century/ Explore the visual history of this great event all month long.
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 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) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.
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
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: Final Public Comment in Santa Fe on Friday, Aug. 11 at NMDOT: 1120 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM. Email Rebecca.Maes@ state.nm.us
TAIZE STYLE WORSHIP
On Aug. 13, join us for a non-denominational worship service, 4pm. Take this time to calm and quiet the soul before a new week begins. Call (505) 870-6136. Location: Presbyterian church on Boardman Drive, 151 state Highway 564 (near Orleans Manor Apartments).
GALLUP INTERFAITH GATHERING
On Aug. 15, bring food or drink for a shared meal 6:30 pm. All are welcome. Call (505) 290-5357. Location: home of Rev. Lorelei Kay, 509 Cactus.
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: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
Gallup Sun • Friday August 4, 2017
Friday, August 4th
$10 All Access Admission | $5 Parking
12p-5p Artist check-in 7p-10p Native Film Series
Saturday, August 5th
6:30a 5k/10k Fun Run/Walk 9a-5p Artist Check-In 1p RFD-TV's The American Steer Wrestling Qualifier 2p-10p Native Film Series
Sunday, August 6th
8a-6p Art Judging 10a Cowboy Classic Bull
Monday, August 7th
Exhibit Hall El Morro Theatre Ellis Tanner Trading Exhibit Hall Main Arena El Morro Theatre Exhibit Hall Main Arena
6p Tiny Tots Pageant & Grandma and Grandpa Contest 7p Nightly Indian Dances
8a Open Junior Rodeo 6p Art123 Best of Show NIght 7p NMJBRA Junior Bull Riding 7p Nightly Indian Dances
Main Arena Art123 Gallery Main Arena Courthouse Square
Tuesday, August 8th
Wednesday, August 9th
12p Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen Luncheon 6p Preview Night & Wine Tasting 7p All-Navajo Open Mic 7p Nightly Indian Dances
Thursday, August 10th
El Morro Theatre
Fire Rock Casino RRP El Morro Theatre Courthouse Square
10a Inter-Tribal Ceremonial El Morro Theatre Queen Contemporary Talent 10a-8p Exhibit Hall Opens Exhibit Hall 11a-6p Amphitheatre Performances Amphitheatre 12p-4p The Art of Collecting Red Mesa Center Native American Art 2p Inter-Tribal Ceremonial El Morro Theatre Queen Traditional Talent 7p Fire Rock Cash Out Chute Out Bull Riding Main Arena 7p Nightly Indian Dances Courthouse Square 7:30p Night Parade Downtown Gallup
24 Friday August 4, 2017 â€˘ Gallup Sun
8a Open Rodeo Slack 9a Elder Fest Song & Dance 9a Church Rock Outdoor Indian Market 10a-8p Exhibit Hall Open 11a-6p Amphitheatre Performances 1:30p Open Rodeo 1st Performance 5p Gourd Dance 7p Voladores (The Flying Men) 7:30p Pow-Wow Grand Entrry 7:30p 2017-2018 Miss Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Queen Coronation 8p Night Performance Featuring White Buffalo and Eagles
Friday, August 11th
Main Arena Balloon Field Balloon Field Exhibit Hall Amphitheatre Main Arena Pow-Wow Pow-Wow Pow-Wow Main Arena Main Arena
Saturday, August 12th
8a Open Rodeo Slack 9a Church Rock Outdoor Indian Market 10a Parade 10a-8p Exhibit Hall Open 12p-6p Amphitheatre Performances 12p Gourd Dance 1p Song & Dance Grand Entry 1:30p Open Rodeo 2nd Performance 6p Pow-Wow Grand Entry 7p Voladores (The Flying Men) 8p Night Performance Featuring White Buffalo and Eagles
Main Arena Balloon Field Downtown Gallup Exhibit Hall Amphitheatre Pow-Wow Balloon Field Main Arena Pow-Wow Pow-Wow Main Arena
Free Gate Admision Sunday, August 13th
9a Song & Dance Roll Call Balloon Field 9a Church Rock Outdoor Indian Market Balloon Field 11a Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall 1p Open Rodeo Top Ten Short-Go Main Arena Plus Amigo Automotive Old School Days Events: Buffalo Riding, Women's Steer Riding, Wooly Riding, Pony Express Race, Hide Race, Wild Cow Milking, Donkey Race, Wild Horse Race, Men and Women Frybread Pan Throwing