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Local writers pen book on Gallup’s notable denizens By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor

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allup Independent Elizabeth HardinBurrola didn’t set out t o w r it e t he book, “Legendary Locals of Gallup.” Instead, it came about like one of those things that fall into place and blossom given the right opportunity – by happenstance, one could say. Ha rdin-Bur rola wa s approached by A rcad ia P ubl i sh i ng, ba sed out of Charleston, South Carolina, about three years ago, give

or take, to pen a book highlighting the people that make Gallup special. It’s part of Arcadia’s “legendary locals” series of books. “This is series specific to small, regional histories,” she said. No doubt decor ated Korea n Wa r hero, Med a l of Honor recipient Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura made the cut. So did the late Gallup Independent publisher John Zollinger a nd his beloved w idow Ma r t h a Zol l i nger. Even balloonist, Chamber of Commerce executive and County Commissioner Bill

Lee is featured. Oodles of prominent folks made the cut, more than 140 in all. The 128-page book features a paragraph – or three – on each person or group, divided into four chapters: History Makers, Traders and Native Culture, Community Builders, and Creative Voices. Hardin-Burrola struggled on whether she should take on the challenge due to an already hectic schedule. So, she sought the help of two

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LBUQUEQUE – At tor ney Genera l He c t o r B a ld e r a s announced Aug. 10 that 192 New Mexico homeowners still need to cash their National Mortgage Settlement checks, and that a letter was sent to them on July 28, 2017 from Rust Consulting, Inc. i nst r ucti ng t hem how to request a new check if they did not previously receive one. Checks must be cashed, or a new check must be requested, before August 25, 2017or the funds will be transferred to the State of New Mexico.  “It’s important that New Mexico homeowners receive the money they are entitled to from the National Mortgage Settlement before those funds are transferred to the state as unclaimed property,” Balderas said. “If you believe you should have received a check, please contact Rust Consulting, Inc. immediately in order to avoid forfeiting your settlement funds.” In February 2012, 49 state attorneys general, the District

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AG: Cash your ‘National Mortgage Settlement’ checks now of Columbia and the federal government announced a historic joint state-federal settlement with the country’s five largest mortgage servicers: Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Rust Consulting, Inc. was hired by the NMS administrator to handle claims arising under the settlement. Rust Consulting, Inc. has been mailing checks to homeowners who are entitled to relief, and on July 28, 2017

sent letters to 192 New Mexico homeowners who have not yet cashed their settlement check from the National Mortgage Settlement. This bipartisan settlement has provided over $50 billion in relief to distressed borrowers in the states, and direct payments to signing states and the federal government. It’s the largest consumer financial protection settlement in US history. The agreement settled state and federal investigations finding that the country’s five largest mortgage servicers routinely signed foreclosure related documents outside the presence of a notary public a nd without really knowing whether the facts they contained were correct. Both of these practices violate the law. The settlement prov ides benefits to bor rower s i n t he

as well as to many of the borrowers whose loans they service. Homeow ner s ca n contact Rust Consulting, Inc. directly by calling Call 1-866430 -8358,  MondayFriday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central Time.

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Gallup Housing Authority How I lost my Housing Unit - Part I

Providing Decent, Safe, and Affordable Housing

Alfred Abeita, Sr., Board Chairman

Richard F. Kontz, Executive Director

The original intent of public housing was to provide affordable rental housing for working class people. Over time added to the list were elderly and disabled people.

The theory was that as working class people moved up the ladder by promotion to better paying jobs or seeking of higher paying job opportunities they would eventually “graduate” from public housing into paying market rate rent for housing or better yet they would be able to buy their own homes. Stated another way - They would make enough money they wouldn’t need assistance from the Government. Unfortunately, many residents of Public Housing have no real desire to “move on up the ladder”. In fact, many want to stay poor so they can get minimum rent of $50.00 a month.

We have seen many cases where a family moves in at minimum rate and within one or two months they obtain employment but fail to report this within 10 days as required by GHA policy and their lease. Then when it comes time for their annual recertification for continuing to receive HUD housing assistance they will quit their jobs so that they appear to be poor again.

What these people don’t understand is that HUD requires public housing authorities to verify tenant’s income through the Enterprise Income Verification [EIV] system. Through this system GHA staff will find out that tenants have worked and earned income. When this happens HUD requires GHA to calculate the amount of “back-rent” they tenant now owes and must collect the back-rent through a repayment agreement. This is one of the “biggest” reasons why Tenants lose their housing units. The moral of the story is: Tenant needs to honest with GHA Housing Management and report all sources of Income in a timely manner.

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Church Rock man sentenced to 18 years for child sex abuse conviction Staff Reports

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L BUQU E RQU E – Patrick Begay, 43, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Churchrock, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 8 in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 216 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on an abusive sexual contact charge. Begay will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Begay was arrested in Nov. 2016, on a four-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12 years from Nov. 2013 through Dec. 2015, and engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 years on Jan. 6, 2016. Begay committed the offenses on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. On March 17, Begay pled guilty to Count 4 of the indictment charging him with abusive sexual contact with a child. In entering the guilty plea, Begay

admitted that on Jan. 6, 2016, he engaged in sexual contact with the victim, who was then 9-years old. Begay further admitted that he repeatedly sexually abused the victim from the time she was seven-years old. This ca se wa s investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Marshall prosecuted this case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched

Zuni Pueblo woman pleads guilty to manslaughter charge Staff Reports

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LBUQUERQUE – Bree Lynn Coonsis, 25, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., pled guilty Aug. 9 in federal court in Albuquerque, to a voluntary manslaughter charge. Coonsis entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends that she be sentenced to an eight-year term of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court Coonsis was arrested on May 10, on a criminal complaint charging her with killing a woman on the Zuni Pueblo on April 29, in

Bree Lynn Coonsis McKinley County. According to the criminal complaint, Coonsis killed the victim by hitting the victim with her car while Coonsis was driving under the influence of

intoxicating liquor or drugs. During today’s proceedings, Coonsis pled guilty to an information charging her with voluntary manslaughter. In entering the guilty plea, Coonsis admitted that on April 29, she killed the victim by striking the victim with a vehicle, while intending to cause the victim serious bodily injury. Coonsis remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.  This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Mease.

in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. L ed by Un it ed St a t e s Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Cr imina l Div ision’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about

Patrick Begay Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/ psc/(link is external).

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Mayor Jackie McKinney addresses Navy Seabees Aug. 3.

Photos of Seabees in attendance at the Aug. 3 ceremony. Members of the active duty Seabees and reserves have been volunteering to help build homes on the Navajo Nation.

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Thomas Luscher receives an award from Southwest Indian Foundation CEO William McCarthy Aug. 3.

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A N R A FA EL – T he Cibola County S her i f f ’s O f f ice i s seeking information related to the disappearance of a San Rafael woman on Sunday. Alicia Corina Sonneborn was last seen Aug. 6 and reported missing from her home by her sister. No indications of her whereabouts have been found since she was last seen. Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace said Thursday that the department is still engaged in an acitve search but have found nothing to help locate the missing woman. “We are using K9s, drones, ground troops and luminol. We brought in more K9s,” he said. 

Sonnebor n is 57 yea rs old, five feet tall and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing black capri-type pants and a blue shirt. Sonneborn is considered an endangered person by authorities. She has lived in her San Rafael home just a few months and may be unfamiliar with the area. Mace asks that anyone who may have seen someone fitting Sonneborn’s description or who has any information about her please contact authorities right away.  Contact the Cibola County Sheriff at (505) 287-9476. You may also call the New Mexico Department of Public Safety missing person line at (800) 457-3463. Any information would be useful, even if tentative, Mace said.

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RANTS – ICIP is a five-year plan that establishes planning priorities for anticipated capital projects. The state-coordinated process encourages local governments to plan for the development of capital improvements to that they do not find themselves in emergency situations, but can plan for, fund, and develop infrastructure at a pace that sustains their activities. The City of Gra nts has participated in the ICIP for many years. Last year, the top-five projects approved by the city’s council included: 1) broadband and fiber optics network; 2) water, sewer, d ra i na ge, a nd st reet s; 3) F i r st a nd Second St reet s and Roosevelt Avenue road

City Hall, 600 W. Santa Fe Ave., Grants, N.M. Photo Credit: Courtesy p r oj e c t s a n d u t i l i t y ; 4) flooding at Washington and Jefferson Streets; a nd, 5) booster tank and water tanks. Each year, ICIP five-year plans are required an update. A public hearing to gather additional input from Grants residents in regard to what projects you feel the city should focus on is being held Aug. 24 at 5:30 pm at City Hall, 600 W. Santa Fe Ave. City of Grants officials

encourage residents to attend and provide input. After compiling input from the public, the city’s special project office will prepare a final list for approval by the city council during a special meeting on Aug. 29 at noon. The list is due to the state by Sept. 1. For more information about the city’s ICIP list, call the special projects office at (505) 285-3981.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Edward J. Duffy, Jr. 08.06.17, 2:32 am DWI, 1st M C S O D e p u t y Roxanne Slim was dispatched to the railroad tracks at the Iyanbito crossing to check on a vehicle that was still running but no driver could be seen. When Slim got close enough to see the driver, she knocked on the window before banging even harder to get the driver, Duffy, Jr., 43, of Ft. Wingate, to wake up. Agreeing to a field sobriety test, Duffy quickly failed and was placed under arrest. When getting into the unit, Duffy hit the left side of his head and received a cut near his left eye. Slim cleaned the cut and closed it. Duffy’s mother was called to pick up the vehicle and Duffy was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for a breath test, which showed

a BAC of 0.18 and 0.17. Slim then transported Duffy to GIMC for medical clearance on the cut to his head, and then to McKinley County Adult Detention Center Harrick Nez 08.05.17, 5:37 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Nez, 35, of C h i n le, AZ, was noticed traveli ng ea stbou nd by MCSO Lt . Eric D. Jim. Finally able to catch up with the white car, Lt. Jim pulled him over at about the 6 mile marker on U.S. Route 491. Following the field sobriety test, Nez was arrested and taken to the Sheriff’s Office where he blew two identical BACs of 0.23 Two intoxicated passengers in the car were taken to Gallup Detox. A green plastic container containing $97.24 and a Gallup Independent receipt book were logged into safe keeping

at the sheriff’s office. Nez was booked for aggravated DWI, 1st offense, Speeding, and Open Container. Stacey Lynn Reeves 08.03.17, 3:52 pm Agg. DWI, 2nd G P D O f f ic e r Nor ma n Bowman had followed Reeves, 30, of Tohatchi to the intersection of Eighth Street and Aztec, where she had run into the back of a pickup owned by Bennie and Anne Chee of Navajo, NM. A witness to the accident caught Reeves before she could flee the scene and pinned her to the sidewalk. Officer Bowman found Reeves to be totally uncooperative, refusing a field sobriety test and was transported to the McKinley County Detention Center, and booked for DWI, 2nd Aggravated, and Open Container. Ed Whitehorse 08.02.17, 4:29 pm Agg. DWI, 1st GPD Officer Bowman had arrested the other DWI suspect

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Past week: Sheriff, police activity By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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t was a relatively quiet time for the Gallup Police D e pa r t me nt a nd t he McKinley County Sheriff’s Office that ended August 8, 2017. GPD only recorded 19 individuals cited for 35 outstanding warrants, 14 of those for failure to pay fines. The list included the following: GPD Warrants: Brennen Chee (Magistrate Cour t), Arthur Chavaria (Magistrate Court), Brandon Lee Charlie (District Court), Shena Pete (Magistrate Court), Andrew B. Jones (Shoplifting), Richard Gantar (Failure to pay fines, 3), Joe (James) Chadwick Terrill (Failure to pay fines, 11), Ricky L. Mann (Municipal Court), Alden H. Jim (District Court), Amanda Jim (Municipal Court), Brian Begay (San Juan County warrant), Davidson Begay (Magistrate Court), Samson Charley (Municipal Court), Gerald Chaves (Parole/ Probation), Kyle J. Nelson (Magistrate Court), Brittany Tsosie (Magistrate Court), Thomas Lee (Municipal Court (2)), Myron Lee (Bernalillo County), and Marcus Spencer (Parole/Probation). T he MCSO repor ted 10 warrant arrests during this time period, including: Riley Yazzie, Devin Bordy, Byron Tso, Brandon Tsosie, Derrick Dawes, Christopher Seschillie, Marcus Platero, Lavon Archie, Marilyn Begay, and Israel Angel. Angel was also arrested for possession of methamphetmine. MCSO reported two accidents with injuries, including an ATV crash with three (3)

riders that was forced off R. Chavez Rd. and into a fence line by another vehicle; and a vehicle hit a guard rail on I-40, mm8, which resulted in a complaint of injury but a refusal of medical help. Another accident was reported in downtown Gallup when one vehicle, attempting to park, hit another vehicle. One burglary was reported to MCSO when a known male subject was in a home not belonging to him. A bicycle was reported stolen but was later recovered by the victim. The MCSO aided the Navajo Police Department on six occasions, including: a possible overdose on pills; an arrest of a female for falsely accusing her husband of hitting her; a stabbing incident south of Gallup, suspect not located and victim info unknown; a dog was shot by a neighbor west of Gallup; and deputies assisted NPD in Thoreau and Churchrock on two other calls. Other reports and miscellaneous incidents filled the rest of the deputies’ time for the week, with only one larceny standing out from the 29 reports. On Aug. 1 Deput y Ben Benally was dispatched to t a lk w it h Da n iel F u r y, a supervisor with Weeminuche Construction Authority, who needed a report for documentation in the strange case of a missing port-a-potty. The toilet inspector noticed the l a r ge, pl a s t ic s a n it a t ion device missing on July 27 so it is unknown when the toilet was stolen. It is unknown if the toilet was well-stocked with toilet paper and chemical deodorizer.

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OPINIONS Lawmakers thrilled about increased public access to Sabinoso Wilderness From Sen. Tom Udall, Sen. Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Luján

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ASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. S en at or s Tom Udall  and  Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján  welcomed on Aug.9, an announcement form the Department of interior

(DOI)  that Secretary Ryan Zinke intends to finalize the process to consider whether to accept the donation of 3,595 acres, known as the Rimrock Rose Ranch, that are adjacent to Sabinoso Wilderness in New Mexico to be included as part of the wilderness. Last year, the Wilderness Land Trust purchased the Rimrock Rose Ranch in order to donate the land to the Bureau of Land

Management (BLM) so it can be added to the existing wilderness and allow for public access to the entire area. The Sabinoso Public Access Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to open a spectacular hunting and recreational opportunity to the public for the very first time. The New Mexico lawmakers urge the Department to take the final steps to accept the donation and the current

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terms of the Sabinoso Public Access Plan quickly. “ S a bi no so i s t he on ly American wilderness without public access, so I am heartened that Secretary Zinke is moving to finalize an agreement with the Wilderness Land Trust that will allow hikers, sportsmen and others to enjoy this pristine New Mexico landscape. This collaboration is a testament to

how beautiful this land is and the tremendous opportunity it holds for sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts and our state’s growing recreation economy,” said Udall. «Enabling access to this wilderness is something that many New Mexicans have worked toward for years, and while there

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF AUGUST 11

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LAWMAKERS | FROM PAGE 14 are some details to work out to ensure the property is managed in accordance with the Wilderness Act, I want to thank Secretary Zinke for coming to New Mexico to see this stunning land for himself and for moving quickly to accept the donation of the Rimrock Rose Ranch property.” “The Sabinoso is the only legally inaccessible wilderness area in the entire nation. Surrounded by private land and without a legal road or trail to get there, the public has effectively been locked out of this stunning landscape that we all own. By accepting this land donation as part of the wilderness, the Department of Interior will finally unlock the Sabinoso to the public,” said Heinrich. “This is a major gain for New Mexico and would not be possible without the generosity of the Wilderness Land Trust and the dedication of the local community and sportsmen who have championed this effort for many years. I am grateful that Secretary Zinke visited our state and recognizes just how special the Sabinoso truly is. Traditions like hunting, hiking, and fishing are among the pillars of Western culture and a thriving outdoor recreation economy. Through this collaborative effort to create public access to the Sabinoso we will ensure that outdoor enthusiasts

Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. from near and far can finally experience all that this special landscape has to offer and that it will be protected for our children and all future generations.” “New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment because of our people, beautiful landscapes, clear skies, and fresh air,” said Luján. “I am pleased that Secretary Zinke has signaled his support for additional acreage which will allow greater public access the Sabinoso Wilderness. Thanks to the efforts of the Wilderness Land Trust and all those in New Mexico who weighed in on this issue, we will be able to preserve this unique land for future generations to hunt, fish, camp, hike and enjoy other recreational activities.” Created in 2009 through legislation championed by Udall, Heinirch, Luján and former Senator Jeff Bingaman, the Sabinoso Wilderness is currently

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President Trump, but we need to. He is antagonizing the nutcase in North Korea.  We don’t need another foreign conflict. We h a v e b e e n i n Afghanistan for 16 years and can’t seem to pull out. We never should have invaded Iraq. Saddam Hussein was killing 350 people a year.  Since our intervention a half million Iraqis’ have died. President Obama said that Assad in Syria should go.  Now half of Syria is in Europe and at America’s door. Stop this nonsense. We don’t need a war in the Far East. We have plenty to do in this country without trying to run the world. Michael Daly Gallup, N.M.

Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. surrounded by private land and therefore inaccessible without trespassing on private property. Located on just over 16,000 acres in San Miguel County, the rugged Sabinoso Wilderness includes scenic canyons and mesas, which are home to a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, elk, mountain lions and wild turkey. Its dramatic landscape includes the 1,000-foot tall Canyon Largo and several impressive rock formations. Sportsmen, recreation groups, local residents, and small business owners overwhelmingly support the Sabinoso Public Access Plan and are eagerly awaiting the day that the public can visit this unique landscape. The San Miguel County Commission has also endorsed the proposal, which represents a major economic

Wilderness, I’m glad to see there is finally movement,” said Garrett VeneKlasen, executive director of New Mexico Wildlife Federation. “The sportsmen and women of New Mexico have been clamoring to get into this prime hunting area for years and I look forward to this donation getting finalized. The New Mexico Wildlife Federation thanks the Senators and Congressman for their years of leadership on this Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. issue, our members who have worked tirelessly on this issue, opportunity for Las Vegas and the and Secretary Zinke for taking the surrounding communities. time to see this area for himself.” “Access to public lands is key “Viva la Sabinoso! If there to my operations as an outfitter liv- was any doubt that sportsmen ing in rural northern New Mexico.  and women have a voice, today’s Secretary Ryan Zinke’s has made announcement should settle a great decision to move forward that debate. Together, hunters on accepting the donation of the and anglers unanimously urged Rim Rose Ranch opening the Secretary Ryan Zinke to do the Sabinoso Wilderness to hunting-- right thing, and today’s announcethat is key to all sportsmen,” said ment marks the first step to securJohn Olivas of JACO Outfitters. ing public access to one of New “This is welcome news from Mexico’s premier wilderness areas. the Secretary of Interior.  We are We thank Senators Heinrich and one step closer to having public Udall and Congressman Luján for access to what was once in acces- their leadership to get us to this sible.  Our Sabinoso Wilderness date and look forward to continued will  soon  be in the hands of partnership with Secretary Zinke its rightful owners, We The and his staff to finalize this longPeople,” said Max Trujillo, San awaited agreement,” said Jason Miguel County resident. Amaro, Backcountry Hunters “After years of organizing & Anglers Southwest Chapter around opening up the Sabinoso Coordinator.

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THE 5TH ANNUAL NATIVE FILM SERIES KICKS-OFF THE 96TH ANNUAL GALLUP INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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roviding a stage for Native American Filmmakers to share their stories.” As the originator and creator of Native Film Series, Lisa Rodriguez has always loved the art of filmmaking. As a photographer, Rodriguez respects the process of creating a story that moves and has breath in each frame. Native Film Series has been the place for Native filmmakers to showcase their talents in the genre of documentary, shorts, animations and feature films. Now in its fifth year, it has kept the mission true to its idea. Rodriguez has brought five extraordinary award winning films to this year’s film ser ie s: T h e Ea gl e Huntress-Aud ience Award at Middleburg F i l m Fe s t i v a l a n d T h e M i l l Va l l e y F i l m Fe s t i v a l / B e s t

Documenta r y Feature at The Hampton I nter nat iona l f il m festiva l; T a n n a - 2 017 A c a d e m y Award Nominee Best Foreig n La ng uage F ilm; The Mayor of Shiprock; Navajo Math Circles; and Metal Road. The had the privilege of sitting down with Rodriguez to learn more about these fascinating films and Native Film Series. Sun: Hello Lisa, thank you so much for doing this, let’s get started because I know you are a very busy person (laughing). Native Film Series, tell me about it. Rodriguez: (Laughing as her phone goes off) It’s the fifth annual; its five years old as of Aug. 5. It originated from the idea of it would be great for Gallup

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Lisa Rodriguez launched the Native Film Series five years ago. Photo Credit: Courtesy – to show films that are either written, directed, produced or acted by Native Americans, to an audience that is Native American. Since we live in an area that is rich with Native American culture, it was only befitting to do so … Native artisans, crafters, and so many others. Sun: What differences are there now from last year … any outstanding (films)? Rodriguez: Hmm … the premiere we had this weekend was “Eagle Huntress,” which is a Sundance winning film; it’s an international film and it’s from Mongolia. I chose it more than anything because there’s always been a belief that the Bering Straight was a place where Mongolian people came to inhabit this continent. And because of that it intertwines or inter-relates to all sorts of cultures together, under one roof. The story is about a little girl that is a wonderful example of chivalry, and when it comes to the idea that a woman can do anything as good as a man can do. It’s about an eagle – an eagle is an international symbol from any indigenous tribe, almost any sort of bird is. I felt that it had a lot of connectedness to our community here, and I thought it was important for our community to see it. It was very … very well received. We had a really great premiere night and I was really happy to hear the comments later after the film. Sun: So you choose the movies yourself then? And what criteria do they have to meet? Rodriguez: I do. More than anything each year I kind of sense a need to hit a target and audience I want to give money back to. For example, my first year I had my films all go to a diabetes prevention programs that were local. Umm … I’ve also had them go

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to the empowerment of kids; I’ve also just recently have had this juvenile division where all our proceeds at the door go to Inter-tribal Ceremonial juvenile division. So, I make no money (laughing) … I don’t do it for the money I do it for the presence and awareness that I think it brings to people. I’m very passionate about the way I choose the films, and I don’t do them totally alone. I have a spearhead committee that I bounce ideas off of, and I get good insight from them as well. I’ve made great contact with UCLA, Sundance Film Festival, other festivals in the area, and I try to keep the films interesting to an audience that I think wants to hear interesting stories that are authentic. I think now that’s the most important part. Sun: Now any particular message through these films you’re trying to get out through them? Rodriguez: More than anything it’s a providing a stage for filmmakers … Native American filmmakers to share their stories. So, the stories can be very much different. The content has always been different. I don’t ever try to make the content the same. Most of them are success stories, and some of them can be sad stories. Next year there are going to be funny stories (laughing). I haven’t done a humorous series yet, and I think it’s about time. I think it would be great to have some comedians come, work with some animation. I really think it’s a doable area to learn that; animation is such an art form in itself. Some of the films that have come in the past have been internationally; we’ve done films for Code Talkers, for some that have not seen it on our screens. In fact, my library of films are something I’m actually going to donate them when I’m older and greyer (laughing) to our library. Sun: I said in reference to her “older and greyer” comment ... “which you are not.” (Rodriguez continues) Rodriguez: So people can utilize them or rent them and sit there and watch them. So, it’s not like I’m going to keep them or use them for self-gain. I’m really going to contribute them back to my community because I think my community is important and I want to do that for them. Sun: How many films did you actually have this year? Rodriguez: We had six showings

and it’s usually between six to eight films I do each year in the two-anda-half-day event. The first year was a weeklong event and that was very interesting. I did it from a Monday to a Saturda, and all films had a specific viewing audience. I had a Code Talker day, an animation day, I had a teenage day, and I had an elder day. I sorted them according to this agedness. It was a little too long, and I’ve cut it down to where it’s at right now because that’s a good amount of festival time for our community. Sun: What was the response overall? Rodriguez: We did really… really well! The way I count is by tickets and we counted at the end of the two premiere days and matinees … about 284 people. It was a good year for a couple of reasons, we had a really hard push globally. I had a monitoring agency help me get it really out in the global world. We did a nationwide campaign through Indian Nation Network, which is a really well publicized organization and they have a target audience of about 3 million. We did state and local people I personally know, helping us. I’m part of a group called “New Mexico Women In Films.” We also had “New Mexico Film Foundation,” and the “New Mexico Film Office.” Locally we did radio and magazine. Sun: Wow you guys really promoted it big time huh. Now I’m going to pick a movie off the list… “Metal Road.” What was that about in a nutshell? Rodriguez: Oh that was an interesting film, because we are a railroading town. I picked that film because I thought there would be a lot of people that if they didn’t do it themselves then they probably knew somebody who did or is still doing it. “Metal Road” is the story of the toughness of those Native Americans that started in the railroad business in this area. 207 days out of 365 days, just railroading at that time (and they) were gone away from their families. It’s an amazingly hard work: cold, hot, hard, and grueling dirty work. This film came to me through another filmmaker I had worked with in the past. Sun: Wow that is really cool and very interesting! Well, Lisa I want to thank you very much for your time, your enthusiasm and passion about this is quite clear…thank you. Rodriguez: It’s something I enjoy doing and I hope it’s well received and continues to go, I would really like to see it get bigger and better…look forward to next year. For more information on Native Film Series, contact Lisa E. Rodriguez: lightlanguagestudio@q. com, or, www.nativefilmseriesnm. com Phone: (505) 870-1124. COMMUNITY


Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa Competition TALENT COMES IN ALL AGES

By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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new edition to this year’s 96 th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial was the ‘Tiny Tot Pageant and Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa” Competition. The event was held at the El Morro Theatre Aug. 7, to an almost packed house of eager onlookers. The Tiny Tot Pageant featured total of eight contestants from the surrounding area: Kelana Nizhoni Charley/ Crownpoint - 5 years old; Preaura A. Harrison/Houck, Ariz. - 5 years old; Markell Boy Mariano/Gallup - 5 years old; Kyla Taylor Bitsie/Tohatchi - 6 years old; Starlaya S. Harrison/ Houck, Ariz. - 5 years old; Adalyn Lily Yonnie/Ganado, Ariz. - 6 years old; Nevaeh Angel Tsipai/Newcomb - 5 yea r s old; Br yson Ja mes Benallie/Ft. Defiance, Ariz. - 6 years old. Each tot introduced themselves, modeled their traditional attire, and performed a talent. Little Brave 1st place winner received a huge Teddy Bea r, Pend leton bla n ket , and sash belt. Little Princess received a teddy bear, silver turquoise crow n, a nd sash belt. As for the other

Markell Boy Mariano performing his Apache Spirit Crown dance during the Tiny Tots Pageant at El Morro Theatre Aug. 7. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

Kyla Taylor Bitsie performs her talent of sign language to a Navajo song during the Tiny Tots Pageant at El Morro Theatre Aug. 7. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

c o nt e s t a nt s , t he r e we r e no losers. Each one would receive a $10 Gift Card from McDonalds and a water bottle filled with candy. Tot Charley introduced herself in Navajo/Dineh, and attempted to say a prayer as well in Navajo, with a stern look on her little face. The audience melted with joy at her attempt. Her talent was counting from 1 to 10, reading a stor y, and singing in Navajo. At the end of her talent performance she told the audience: “I would show you how to

butcher a sheep, but I forgot my sheep,” Charley said. “Don’t drink and drive and text.” Contestant Mariano immediately received a huge applause a s he ca me out to introduce himself in his Apache Crown Spirit regalia. He even drew a louder response as he danced in full regalia to an Apache Crown Dance song. Benallie sang a traditional song in his Navajo language and kept stopping and beginning all the while saying: “Ah...I keep forgetting,” but drew sheer support from the audience. In the Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa competition, contestants were: Gera lene Bi l l ie/ Br i m ha l l; o live by such as honesty, integrity and clarity. As a family-owned

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LOCAL WRITERS | FROM PAGE 3 other history-loving buffs – retired librarian and writer Carol Sarath and local attorney and former Gallup mayor Bob Rosebrough. “I really didn’t want to do it by myself,” she said, adding that her partners were at the ready to help her tell the stories of the numerous beloved locals that fill the book’s pages. Sarath used her librarian prowess to dig into the past; Hardin-Burrola had access to old newspaper clippings and photos; a nd Rosebrough’s writing skills and analytical attorney mind made for an exceptionally balanced and powerful writing trio. Rosebrough deemed the collaboration as “beneficial,” saying each writer brought something special to the mix. “I think the book is broad a nd diverse,” Rosebrough said. “There were many people interviewed that I didn’t know about.” Full of colorful characters, when asked what particular individual stood out to each writer, it took a moment for the trio being inter viewed together to come up with one

person in specific. But they did, well, sort of. Hardin-Burrola was captivated by Jesus Arviso’s biography. As a young Mexican boy, he was enslaved by the Apaches, then traded to a Navajo man in exchange for a horse. He served as a Spanish and Navajo language translator, and made the historical and tragic long walk to Fort Sumner alongside the Navajos. He rose to prominence when he served as an interpreter during the high stakes Treaty of 1868. “W ho wou ld have ever thought that he would end up being a part of Navajo history?” she said. Sarath felt an immediate connection to the biography of Kenji Kawano, a JapaneseAmerican photographer who hitched a ride with Navajo Code Talker Carl Gorman in 1975. The rest is history, and what has emerged following that chance meeting were the creation of artistic photographs of Navajo landscapes and people. “He’s someone people don’t hear about,” she said. “He’s an amazing person.” Rosebrough had a tougher time, saying “there’s a lot of favorites.”

“The collection of people of Gallup speaks to the richness of our community,” he added. He mentioned the late Native activist Larry Casuse, a nd for mer Gallup mayor Emmett Garcia. Casuse and an accomplice kidnapped thenmayor Garcia by gunpoint. Ca suse repor tedly wa sn’t pleased with Garcia’s appointment to the UNM Board of Regents because of his partial ownership of a bar. Shots were fired, and Casuse died. “I feel of a great deal of empathy toward those two profiles,” Rosebrough said. None of the authors plan on getting rich from any royalties paid out on the book. Instead, they decided to donate proceeds to t hei r favorite charity. The authors will be selling and signing copies of the book during Saturday’s ArtsCrawl. They will be at ART123, located at 123 W. Coal Ave., from 7 to 9 pm. Author proceeds from the book, which sells for $21.99, are being donated to: Adventure Ga llup, Big Brother s Big Sisters Mountain Region and gallupARTS.  Information: Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola at (505) 870-0745.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 11, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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t’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a great mix here that includes big summer releases as well as small, independent fare. Looks like there’s something for everyone. 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! 11 : 5 5 A Marine returns home after serving his term, but f inds his gr itty and violent past catching up with him. This independent drama follows the lead’s attempts to redeem himself over the course of a day and find a way to avoid hostility and tragedy. The picture didn’t get the widest of releases, but response was actually very positive. While downbeat, many mentioned that this grim film effectively displays how difficult it is for people to escape their lot in life. The cast includes Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Rodriguez, David Sayles, Julia Styles and John Leguizamo. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - The fourth film in this children’s series (based on the books) features an entirely new cast. This time out, the lead character and his family set out on a road trip to visit their grandmother for her 90th birthday. Things go completely haywire and the clan end up getting themselves into all sorts of strange situations. Reaction from critics was absolutely awful, generating the worst reviews of any film in the franchise. They felt that while younger audiences may still enjoy it, the cast was let down by a dull script filled with little more than scatological humor. It stars Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott

and Charlie Wright. The Dinner - This small drama involves an incredibly awkward and tension-filled trip to a restaurant. Two estranged brothers from different social classes get together to try to fathom and deal with a horrible crime their two sons committed together. Write-ups were completely split on this effort. About half called it nasty and unpleasant film that was overstuffed and difficult to endure. The others complimented it for the same reason and commented that the performances and different approach to the material made it fascinating. It features Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer. T he Exception - Set in Holland during World War II, a German soldier is sent to ingratiate himself into the house of a high ranking official and uncover a spy hidden somewhere in the household. When he falls for a staff member during his investigation, he’s forced into choosing between love or country. Notices were quite decent for this effort. A few found the story too melodramatic to involve them, but the majority were impressed by the actors and found that the movie effectively built up drama and anxiety. The cast includes Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer and Eddie Marsan. The Hunter’s Prayer - An assassin is given the task of taking a hit out on a young woman whose family had previously been eliminated. But when it’s time to pull the trigger, the lead realizes that he can’t do it. Instead, he decides to help the lady find the party responsible in order to take revenge. Reviews were fairly middling for this action picture, with more negative than positive ones posted. The main complaint seemed to be that the story was too routine before eventually becoming preposterous. Those who enjoyed it suggested it was a

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TINY TOT | FROM PAGE 17 Dorothy Bitsilly/ Tohatchi; David L. Martinez aka “Bronco Martinez”/Smith Lake; and Rita Becenti Martinez/Crownpoint. Each contesta nt recieved a $25 gift card from Earl’s Restaurant. Each introduced themselves while modeling their attire as the emcee told the audience how it plays an important part in their culture. Contestant Billie said her sash belt represented her three kids and the achievements they have made. Grandma Bitsilly spoke of all her kids including her 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Contesta nt Ma r tinez received a big applause as he came on stage dressed in his traditional cowboy attire. Several elderly women could be heard giggling like school girls as they shouted out his name. Someone in the audience shouted, “That’s not Martinez ... that’s Bronco Martinez!” Martinez tipped his hat to the ladies as he left the stage, which elicited more giggles. Midway through the competition a performance by Ashe:kwe Dance group from the Pueblo of Zuni performed for the crowd with their group of five girls, and two boys. This was a well-received performance from the crowd for their singing and dancing. With a short intermission and time for the judges to tally up the scores, conversations

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could be heard about how well the competition was going. One particular person who was flabbergasted at the audience turnout was Ceremonial Director Dudley Byerley, who just couldn’t believe the support of the event and excitement of it all. “I think that those of you who missed it, don’t realize what you just missed. This thing is killing it, it is probably one of the greatest things I’ve seen in a long time,” Byerley said. “It’s unreal … I’m just blown away. What can I say this is our second new event. We d id t he r u n /wa l k on Saturday. I blew me away with over 250 runners, now with this thing … we don’t know what we was getting into. But this thing is three-quarters filled up…so like I said for those of you who missed it … are really missing something … it’s crazy good!” The announcement came for the Best Dressed Grandma and Grandpa, each winner received a $25 gift card from Earl’s, a chance to be in the parade, and in the Grand Entry for the Pow Wow this Saturday. Being the only grandpa at the competition, “Bronco Martinez,” from Smith Lake took Best Dressed Grandpa. Martinez was quite happy and shared his thoughts on when he first attended the Ceremonial at the age of seven and now being 76-years-old. “I feel great…I feel young again (laughing)! I’ve been coming to the ceremonial ever since I was about 7 years old. Way back we didn’t come in

a wagon but we’ve seen some wagons coming in. We came in an old pickup truck. Of course, we were all in the back and you know it was quite a fascinating trip for me because that was the first time I’ve ever been away from a sheep camp… (laughing).” Winner of the Best Dressed Grandma was Dorothy Bitsilly who was surprised she was chosen. “I’m so thankful and I’m so grateful, but at the same time. I’m surprised I never thought I would be the winner,” Bitsilly said. “I do participate a lot…I work with people and I was ‘Ms. Navajo Shima 2006-07’ and I did a lot of traveling in fairs, parade, I really enjoy doing this. I really do.” Rita Becenti Martinez, who is Bronco’s wife, didn’t win but was overall glad to just be in the competition for fun. “I was nervous … I didn’t know what to do, this is my very first time, and I’ve only been to the Ceremonial three t i mes … t h i rd t i me now because I’ve always been working,” she said. “It’s all I do…but it was fun, like Bronco says, ‘it’s the name of the game.’” Now came the moment everyone was waiting for, the

announcement of the 2017 Inter-tribal Ceremonial “Little Princess” and “Little Brave!” Taking the title of “Little Brave” was 5-year-old Markell Boy M a r i a no. A roa r of applause went up as Mariano went to go pick up his enormous teddy bear, which was bigger than him. His mother, Monique Lynn Mariano, and family members were beyond thrilled. “It was exciting … we were very nervous for him as we were sitting out here watching him. We knew he was going to do a good job,” Mariano said. “He’s been practicing all week, he’s really interested in his music and dancing. His uncles dance with him as well as his dad, he kind of learned from there.” When asked how tiny tot Mariano felt, he smiled as he tried to hold onto his giant teddy bear. “Good … yes, I’m 5 years old, thank you!” Kyla Taylor Bitsie took the title of “Little Princess” and was awarded a giant teddy bear as well. Ceremonial board member Cy nthia Pobla no wa s impressed with the turnout and participation of the community.

“I thought it was really wonderful especially jut seeing the kids as young as they are to carry on the tradition…I thought it was beautiful,” Poblano said. “I loved everybody that participated. It was great … it was a great show! I was surprised of how many people showed for this event. I really do believe next year this will be huge, especially more of the grandma’s and grandpa’s being aware of what’s going on to be participating.” Cit y Cou nci lor F ra n Palochak echoed Poblano’s sentiments. “Overall, I thought it was wonderful and the people that made it the best were these little kids…their so talented and they’re not afraid of crowds,” Palochak said. “I think they made me calm down (laughing), they knew what they were doing. I knew it was such a tough decision for those judges, but we just thank everybody for coming out and participating, and next year it’s going to even bigger and better. I was so happy it was almost a full house even though we had only eight participants. We wanted more, but that’s okay it was enough and I was happy.”

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‘Annabelle: Creation’ manages to illicit a few scares RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 109 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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nnabelle is an evil and decidedly creepy-looking porc e l a i n pl ay t h i n g that first received attention for its brief but memorable turn in The Conjuring. The bit stood out so much that the toy received its own film in 2014. While the press (myself included) were less enamored with the spin-off, it was successful enough to spawn this week’s follow-up, Annabelle: Creation. As expected, this prequel/sequel is far from a classic. Still, those who enjoy a chill or two may find a few of their hairs standing on end. Set in the 1950s, the story involves doll-maker Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Miranda Otto), who manufacture the titular creation at their remote home and then experience a great personal tragedy. Some time later, the staff and residents of a closing orphanage are invited to take refuge with the couple. Led by Sister Charlotte (Stephanie Sigman), the kids begin experiencing strange

This is one pissed-off looking doll for sure. Not sure why any kid would want to get near it. But it’s just a movie. “Annabelle: Creation,” now playing. Photo Credit: New Line Cinema phenomena, with most events revolving around the youngest new arrivals, Polio-stricken Janice (Talitha Bateman) and her friend Linda (Lulu Wilson). The kids are sweet and likable and the adults empathetic enough to engage in the story, although the screenplay is simply an excuse to allow numerous sequences with the doll terrorizing the leads. Those with any familiarity with these types of movies will know exactly what to expect. Of course, it doesn’t help that there are many moments where the leads lack any sort of common sense, seemingly walking

into trouble rather than turning around. Then again, packing up and leaving at the first sign of strangeness makes for a very short horror movie. And that’s a good thing, because the scare sequences st a nd a s t he h ig h l ig ht s. Director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out) has honed his skills from his previous outing, using long takes that hold on a beat or two longer than expected. Somehow, the odd length and stillness works and helps add tension to the otherwise familiar scare tactics. There’s a tendency to

keep Annabelle out of frame and shoot characters in tight spaces peering through grates and obstructions. These eerie bits, often featuring a character staring at a static object for a lengthy period, do create unease when employed. There’s also an extremely creepy scene with a child trapped with Annabelle. After being covered with a sheet, the doll rises and walks ever-soslowly towards the youth, with the sheet gradually falling off. There’s another moment with two characters at night talking under a sheet and lit from

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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 18 passable B-movie and a reasonable rental. This one stars Sa m Wor th i ng ton, Odeya Rush, Allen Leech and Amy Landecker. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - The legend gets a big-budget update in this period action flick. It follows the young Arthur as he discovers the sword Excalibur and uses it to stop his power-hungry uncle (who may have had something to do with the death of his father). Critics weren’t very impressed with this version of the story. A few gave it a pass as a fun popcorn flick, but most wrote that it was overstuffed and that the emphasis on snappy banter wasn’t a good fit for a period film. Now audiences can judge for themselves. Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Eric Bana and Aiden Gillen headline. Kung Fu Yoga - Here’s another Jackie Chan vehicle that only received a limited r e le a s e in Nor th America. This time out, the actor plays an archeology professor who leads a small group on their travels from Tibet to Dubai to India in order to find a lost treasure. Reaction from the press was very mixed. Some reviews called it astonishingly bad, while a few believed that while not on the level of previous works, the stunts were impressive. Others suggested it was a sweet, fast-paced lark. Probably depends on how forgiving you are of what is likely a very sketchy, minimal screenplay. It also features Disha Patani, Aarif Rahman, Amyra Dastur, Sonu Sood and EricTsang. Ripped - This low-budget, independent comedy involves a pair of stoners who take a very powerful hit in 1986 and fall asleep for 30 years (not unlike Rip Van Winkle). Upon reawakening, they have to adapt to the modern world and find new lives for themselves. Notices were very poor, suggesting that while the funny cast may have managed to eke out a chuckle or two from the sub-par screenplay. it still didn’t work. They found the final product sloppily put together and lacking COMMUNITY

the low-key charm of a Cheech & Chong picture. The cast includes Russell Peters, Faizon Love, Alex Meneses and Kyle Massey. Snatched - A woman’s exotic vacat ion pl a n s go completely awry when her boy fr iend dumps her. No t w a nt ing the trip to go to waste, she invites her mother. It isn’t long before the two get themselves embroiled in all sorts of trouble with criminals and must escape from the jungle. Reviews weren’t very strong for this comedy. There were a handful of critics who liked the interplay between the leads and appreciated both the movie’s quick pace and anything-for-alaugh approach. However, more thought that the cast were trying too hard and found the end results unfunny. It stars Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Wanda Sykes and Christopher Meloni. The Transfiguration - In this independent drama, a troubled teen obsessed with vampires befriends an alienated girl. Together a bond begins to form, but the lead’s fantasy and reality begin to blur together in an unhealthy way, leading to grave danger for the pair. This little picture earned solid notices and a fair bit of praise. A few commented that it was too understated, but most called it a unique and interesting take on the coming-of-age formula with some social commentary squeezed in for good measure. It features Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine. Undercover Grandpa - I’m not quite sure how this movie happened. This star-studded family feature involves a teen who finally lands a date with the girl of his dreams, only to find out that she has been kidnapped. He asks his manof-action grandpa to help him save her and the elder acquiesces, bringing his army pals out of retirement to take down the bad guys. There aren’t may reviews available, but the ones that have popped up are really terrible, calling it a waste of a talented cast. It stars James Caan, Jessica Walter, Lou Gossett Jr., Paul Sorvino, Kenneth Welsh and Dylan Everett. Wolve s - I n t h is i nde pendent drama, a talented

teenage basketball player is about to be recruited by a high end post-secondary school. Unfortunately, the deal may be rescinded because of his temperamental, alcoholic father who struggles with gambling addiction. The boy must navigate difficult waters to make the most of his potential. It didn’t get much of a response from critics. They enjoyed the performances, but most disliked the movie, calling the material predictable and routine. The cast includes Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino and Taylor John Smith.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! This may read as familiar, but a couple of weeks back Arrow Video were set to release Re-Animator (1985). Unfortunately, an unforeseen del ay pr e vented that from hap pening, but now it’s here receiving a “limited edition” Blu-ray t r e a t me nt . Based on the work of author H.P. Lovecraft, it is a fun horror flick with a pitch black sense of humor, about a young medical student who teams with a mad doctor working on a serum for life. Unfortunately, the compound trends to drive the corpses they inject it with mad. Craziness follows as the two get themselves into all sorts of trouble, and even meet some competition from another undead doctor at the institute. In addition to a 4K restoration featuring two different cuts of the movie, the 2-disc package includes multiple audio commentaries, a full documentary on the making of the film, interviews with director Stuart Gordon, as well as with the writer, producer and composer. There’s also an extended interview with co-star Barbara Crampton, deleted and extended scenes and promotional spots. There’s also a new collector’s booklet included. It’s one of the best horror flicks of its era and this release comes highly recommended. Shout! Factory have some cur ious relea ses a s well. K now n for their Myst e r y Science Theater 3000 releases, the company are putting out a spin-off of sorts to the original series. Cinematic Titanic: The

Complete Collection comes from original MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and four other original cast members/writers providing jokes to some notso-great-movies. There are 12 films included on the DVDs, like The Wasp Woman (1959), Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) and many others. The box set also includes a couple of featurettes on the group. But that’s not all. They’re also bringing Teen Wolf (1985) to Blu-ray in a Collector’s Edition. It’s about a teen who exper iences some stra nger-tha n-nor ma l pubescent changes; most notably, he realizes that he is a werewolf. Michael J. Fox stars in this unexpected smash hit. The disc includes a new transfer from the original film interpositive, a two-plus hour documentary on the making-of the movie and promotional materials. And yes, they have Teen Wolf Too (1987) arriving as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray as well. Jason Bateman took over the lead role in this follow-up as a werewolf/university student trying to navigate adulthood. This release includes numerous interviews with crew members and a still gallery. I’ll be honest... neither of the movies are particularly strong or speak to me personally, but they have a huge nostalgic following for many in my age group. They’ll no doubt enjoy these discs. Kino are also delivering a couple of fun, perhaps unintentiona lly a musing movies on Blu-ray starring Elvis Presley. Clambake (1967) is really, really corny. It stars the King as a rich oil baron who trades places with a poorly paid water-ski instructor at a resort, all to determine if women like him for his personality or his wealth. This one is really cheesy and the musical numbers (including the title track) are particularly weak, which in some respects makes it a fun, bad-movie-night kind of feature. They’ve also got the critically derided Frankie and Johnny (1966), which features Elvis as a Mississippi river boat performer. Sh r iek Show have t he exploitation film. Tenement: Game of Survival (1985) arriving on Blu-ray. It’s about a gang of thugs who are reported on by residents of a NYC tenement. When they get released they go on the rampage, locking the building up and terrorizing the residents. It’s known

for being outrageously violent and so over-the-top that many enjoy it for its ridiculous elements. I’ve never seen it, so I can’t comment on it. On a completely different note, T he Breaking Point (1950) is hitting Blu-ray shelves thanks to Criterion. It’s a filmnoir from Michael Curtiz (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, White Christmas and many others) about a cash-strapped boat captain who has to take on a job with some underworld figures to make ends meet. It has been given a new 2K restoration, interviews with a film historian about its importance as well as an analysis of director Curtiz’s techniques and other bonuses. Finally, Cult Epics are releasing the French black comedy The Flesh (1991) on Blu-ray. Apparently, it has numerous extras included on the release as well.

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ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. 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. 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) 7220039 for information. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. 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: gmchumanesociety@ gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 8 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 7289246. 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 hands-on fun for everyone at the Farm-

ington 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 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. 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 MONTHLY MEETING On Aug. 31, 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 Senior center, 607 N. 4th St. MONTHLY MEETING On Sep. 14, meet with Councilor Fran Palochak (District 4). Councilor Palochak will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6-8 pm, Stagecoach Elementary school, 1498 Freedom, Dr. 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: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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