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NEWS Totonac Danza de los Voladores th wow the 96 Annual Ceremonial By Dee Velasco For the Sun


his year’s Ceremonial extended schedule featured some new shows as well as the return of some time-honored favorites. The Totonac Da nza de los Voladores also known a s “Palo Voladores” ( pole flying) made their return to the Ceremonial stage. Set for two nights at the Pow Wow grounds, rain cancelled the Friday night showing, but the Saturday evening show not only made up for the previous night, but proved that this group was sorely missed. The “Voladores” as it is pronounced in Spanish, is actually called “Kosne” in the native tongue of Totonac. Group leader, Apolinar Simbron, who is from the Totonac tribe, says this also is the name of the village as well as the language of his village. He is not Aztec nor Mayan, but Tontonac. “I want my family to keep learning the language, the culture; they don’t teach this in the universities,” Simbron said. He explained that societal pressure has caused his ancient culture to slip away, so to keep the voladores tradition alive, his son and other family members continue to perform the death-defying ritual all over the world. The performance or ritual consists of dance and the climbing of a 30-meter pole (100 feet) from which four

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of the five participants then launch themselves tied with ropes and descend to the ground. The fifth remains on top of the pole, dancing and playing a flute and drum. According to one myth, the ritual was created to ask the gods to end a severe drought. The purpose of the pole flying is to represent the Bald Eagles; each pole flyer represents the four directions of the earth. The origin of the pole flyers dates back over 2,000 years ago in the village called “Tajin” (City of the Lightning/ T h u n d e r) , where the temples can be s e e n even

to this day, according to Simbron. Starting at the age of 14, Simbron was traditionally brought into it by his uncles and his grandfather. This has been passed on from generation to generation. He says they do not train pole flyers … pole flyers are born. Now 56-years-old, this is his twentieth year as a performer. He’s performed at the Ceremonial for 18 of those years.


The group consists of six men, including Simbron himself, t h ree of whom came directly from Mexico; his son, Anthony Simbron who is 14-yearsold; and a nephew from Albuquerque. “I am really proud of them that it makes me cry, not because I am sad, but very happy,” Si mbron said. Each of t he per for m ers is dressed in Totonac regalia, which consists of red pa nt s with a white sh i r t, a cloth across the chest, and a cap. The hat they wear is adorned with flowers for fertility; mirrors represent the sun; and from the top stream multicolored ribbons represents the

Simbron explained. “In English you would call this is called a ‘trance.’ He then dances completely around until he is once facing the east again. He then does this in reverse and this could range up to five minutes, he then sits down and does more prayers,” he said. The flute player does this while leaning all the way back in each direction with no safety harness whatsoever. Each pole flyer is tied with a rope around the waist and each one is responsible for one another. When all the blessings are given,

Only a rope and prayers keep the Totonac Danza de los Voladores secure as they descend in circles down a 30 meter pole during the 96th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Aug. 12. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura rainbow. W hen prepa r ing to ascend the pole, the group begins by saying prayers, not only for themselves, but for the audience that is watching them. They circle the pole once, and then turn around and go the opposite way. After this is done, the performers began the climb up where the main prayer is done by the performer playing the flute. He plays a prayer towards the east and into the other directions,

a signal is given by the one playing the flute. Each pole flyer leans off backwards and begins to descend. They fly in a downward spiral to the cheers of the entranced audience until they touch ground. Fourteen-year-old Anthony Simbron says it really doesn’t bother him at all, and he’s not frightened to take the downward plunge. “I don’t really think about it. I just climb, and I’ve gotten used to it,” he said. Under the management of Native Star Entertainment, Knifewing Segura, the group



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Squabble over Lodgers Tax monies severs ties, for now GALLUP FILM FESTIVAL AWARDED 16K

By Jonathan Gregg Sun Correspondent


he request and approval for Lodgers Tax money for the Gallup Film Festival was a bit more charged then these types of meeting usually are when the City Council met Aug. 8. After the city’s Tourism and Marketing Manager Jennifer Lazarz finished presenting some marketing metrics, she then ceded the floor to Knifewing Segura to present his request for $50,000 in Lodgers Tax funds from the City Council for next month’s Gallup Film Festival. Mayor Jackie McKinney said “this is highly irregular,” prior to Segura’s presentation. The tension between Lazarz and Segura was evident immediately when instead of starting to present a proposal, Segura started off by saying he “didn’t trust” Lazarz, and that she “had no business background.” He continued in a heated voice, saying that he “trusted the Council because of their business backgrounds” and reiterated that in contrast “Lazarz did not have that, and I don’t trust her opinion.”

TOTONAC DANZA | FROM PAGE 2 has been with him since 1994. “They’ve been in my talent agency for a long time,” he said. “Ceremonial asked me to bring them back, and everything has been great … nothing but positive. They’ve never disappointed and they are a really good group.” The group has traveled extensively throughout North A mer ica , Russia , London, Japan, and numerous places. C er emon i a l - go er D ion Loma was in utter amazement of the performance. “I just could n’t believe what wa s going on. I wa s excited and ner vous at the same for these guys,” he said. “Completely exciting ... that is all I’ve got to say is wow.” Another audience member, No el Vel a , s a id she couldn’t believe her eyes. “That was crazy,” she said. “(It’s) so crazy it wa s fun

Gallup’s Tourism and Marketing Manager Jennifer Lazarz Next, McKinney told Segura to “watch how he addressed Lazarz, a city employee.” The mayor went on to say that it was “absolutely unacceptable, and I will not allow it.” From there, the overall tension in the room remained and Segura was visibly frustrated. The discussion turned towards what Segura was specifically

watch i ng them. Ever yone was so quiet when they began to climb that pole. I’m glad I came.” One Ceremonial attendee, Jasmine Trina, said she could feel the tension from the silence as the pole flyers sat up top awaiting the finale. “It was so scary quiet,” she said. “Who knows when we will experience this again, this is one of those once in a lifetime moments you may never see again.” Simbron says th is performance is a way to show Wester n Civ i l i zat ion t hat his tribe is neither gone nor dead. “We are not extinct,” he said. “I want to share this to all my Native American brothers. It is an honor to be in the Ceremonial and I feel proud.” On a side note, a Go-Pro c a mer a w a s a t t a che d t o one of the pole f lyers, and this pa inted a whole new

requesting – $50,000 in Lodgers Tax monies. In particular, McKinney said that “an ask of $50,000 when the entire Lodgers Tax (third quarter) budget is $90,000 is excessive.” It was also mentioned that there was a new rule in place that limits Lodgers Tax awards to $25,000. When pressed on where the $50,000 number came from, Segura said, “We put a number out there and we get what we get and adjust.” He then said, “that was how things were done last year, and I expected things to be the same way this year.” McK inney responded that the Council “had approved new rules since last year” and that “just throwing a number against the wall to see if it sticks is not good budgeting.” As the meeting went on and there wasn’t a recommendation from the Lodgers Ta x Com m it tee, d iscus sion continued on what exactly the appropriate number would be. The rea son t here wa s no recom mendation from the com m it tee, Cit y Councilor Yogash Kumar said that “a lesser number was not what you (Knifewing) wanted.” Eventually at a seeming impasse,

picture of these daring men. The top of the pole is about 1-foot in diameter. The wind blew wildly a s one of the

Councilor Allan Landavazo recommended they mull over the matter, but there are legal constraints on doing that outside of the meeting. As a way to move forward, McKinney asked Kumar for a recommendation, and after struggling for minute Kumar recommended that they go with last year’s number of $16,000, which the Council approved. During the meeting there were several admonishments from the council on the need for folks to put personal feelings aside, and while funds were approved for the festival, it was clear that tensions between Lazarz and Segura were still high. When contacted after the meeting, Segura said that he “realized that he could have handled things better,” and going forward he would work to improve his relationship with Lazarz. However, that may be challenging because Lazarz and Segura can no longer meet one-on-one, per the city manager’s office. The Gallup Film Festival takes place Sept. 14 -16. Organizations request Lodgers Tax funds annually to help offset the cost of advertising and promoting their event.

performer’s is shown dancing on the platform, and his feet is bigger than the platform. He next sits down and is

smiling. He does not look shocked, but completely at ease as his other brothers are there with him.

Members of the Totonac Danza de los Voladores at the night time Ceremonial parade Aug. 10. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura NEWS

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State Auditor to award financial aid to small, rural communities an opportunity for entities to apply for financial assistance. The process gives priority to small political subdivisions that 1) demonstrate financial need or hardship completing their audit reports or agreed-upon procedure reports; and 2) demonstrate that their noncompliance with financial reporting requirements will adversely impact their eligibility to receive other federal or state funding. “The State Auditor’s Office is grateful to the legislature for the appropriation and has developed a thoughtful process

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A N TA F E – S t a t e Aud itor T i m Kel ler a n nou nced Aug. 16 that the Office of the State Auditor is set to award financial assistance to small political subdivisions across New Mexico. The OSA will award grants to entities, such as acequias and soil and water conservation districts, to help them complete state audit requirements that bring transparency to public funds. Over the last three fiscal years, the OSA has awarded about $420,000 to 64 small, mostly rural entities in 19 different counties. Helping entities become compliant with audit requirement s a l lows ent it ies to receive capital outlay funding and other state or federal assistance. “A little help goes a long way in assisting our rural

THANK YOU ADVERTISERS NM State Auditor Tim Keller communities with safeguarding taxpayer dollars. These grants also enable acequia, water associations and other groups to get ahold of infrastructure funding that has

Amazing Grace been tied up in red tape,” stated Auditor Keller.   The legislature provided funds to OSA to make the awards. The office developed an application process to provide

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Financial Fraud: Lengthy prison term for estate planner who betrayed clients FBI News


ulie Kronhaus was a well-regarded estate planner with impressive training and credentials. She was a licensed attorney, a certified public accountant, and had earned a master’s degree in taxation. Unfortunately, she was also home-schooled in fraud. Between 2009 and 2015, according to court records, Kronhaus defrauded clients and banks out of approximately $2.7 million. The Florida resident often acted as a trustee for her clients and held their money in bank accounts she controlled. With that access, she diver ted money into her law firm’s bank accounts and used it to afford a lavish lifestyle that included clothes-buying sprees and regular trips to New York and Europe. “She loved to spend money and live extravagantly,” said

Specia l A gent Sa m a nt h a Medico, who investigated the case from the FBI’s Tampa Division. “At one point she had racked up a $1.5 million balance on her American Express card.” The scam worked for so long in part because of the faith placed in Kronhaus by her clients. “When people in the Orlando area and even out of state asked about the best people to handle estates,” Medico said, “her n a me wou ld often come up. She had a good reputation and a good client base.” Me d ico, a vet eran white-collar crime investigator, explained that clients would typically seek out Kronhaus “at a low point in their lives, often involving a death in the family. They would trust her to handle all the estate matters. She would prepare wills and

was supposed to distribute money according to those wills,” Medico said. “She had a fiduciary responsibility to protect her clients’ assets, and she didn’t do that.”

O n e of her victims was a child who had been awarded a settlement as the result of a medical malpractice suit. The judge in the case ordered a third party— Kronhaus—to act as the child’s financial trustee. “She had complete access and control of

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One out-of-state victim, himself a lawyer, became su s piciou s of K ron h au s’ actions regarding his accounts and contacted law enforcement. Investigators eventually subpoenaed bank records in that case, which revealed an extensive fraud that ultimately led to more than a dozen victims. “We kept finding victim after victim,” Medico said. “If Kronhaus was short in one account she took money from

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New numbers from the state on revenue, reserves By Laura Paskus NM Political Report


n A u g . 16 , N e w Me x i c o Politi c a l Report wrote about New Mexico’s dipping reserves. In Fiscal Year 2016, the reserve fund was at $146 million, and in Fiscal Year 2017, New Mexico was $67 million in the red. Now, t h e L e g i s l a t i v e F i n a nce C om m it t e e h a s released its revenue forecast for the state. A m o n g t h e r e p o r t ’s highlights: • Preliminary FY 2017 ending reserve balances are $329 million. Projected FY 2018 ending reserve balances are $206 million. • Preliminary recurring revenue for Fiscal Year 2017 is $5.7 billion. That’s $140.4 million higher tha n the December 2016 consensus estimate, thanks in large part to gross receipts tax revenues. • Forecasts for cor porate income tax called for $70 million in FY 2014, but actually

generated only $40.7. By contrast, in FY 2016, the state collected $118.5 million. The average between 2013-2015 was $240 million.

• In FY 2018, the general fund will receive $584.8 million from the land grant permanent fund and $210.4 million from the severance tax

permanent fund. • In 2017, New Mexico’s unemployment rate was about 6.7 percent. Nationwide, unemployment averaged 4.7 percent. The only state with a higher unemployment rate tha n New Mexico’s was A laska. In FY 2018, the state’s unemployment rate is expected to drop to about 6.3 percent. • Non-mortgage household debt in New Mexico grew faster than personal income from the end of 2013 through the present. That was due mostly to student loans and automotive debt. • I n 2 016, New Mex ic a n non-mortgage household debt per capita was $11,500 and per capita personal

income was $38,800. • Personal income tax collections in FY 2017 fell short of the December forecast by about $46 million. • The oil and natural gas industry experienced “modest recovery” in the last year, but prices still remain low. Drilling activity has increased, but oil prices remain below $50 per barrel and are expected to stay low through the foreseeable future. Natural gas production is increasing, too, and though prices still remain low more electricity is starting to be generated via natural gas than coal, which is increasing demand for gas. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com
















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New Mexico’s reserves among lowest in the nation By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


ew Mexico’s savings keeps dropping — and now the state has one of the smallest cushions of any state in the nation. Even now, those reserves are still well below pre-recession levels. If no new money were coming in and the state government could rely only on those reserves, there would only be enough cash to run the state for 8.4 days. That’s according to The Pew Charitable Trusts  and its analysis of states’ fiscal health. In Fiscal Year 2016, the amount of money New Mexico held back and put into savings—to pay for unexpected expenses or shore up the budget when revenues dip—was at its lowest level since 2000, according to Pew. That year, the fund was at $146 million. But the numbers have gotten even worse. The preliminary numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 show that New Mexico is $67 million in the red. Jon Moody, a research officer at the Pew Charitable Trusts, told  NM Political Report  the most important issue isn’t necessarily the amount a state has in reserve, but how much officials are relying on that money for

funding operations. The fact that New Mexico had to rely on those funds two years in a row merits close attention. “This is the state trying to figure out what it really needs,” Moody said. “Trying to make sure the revenues and expenditures are in balance and trying to deal with some economic downturn.” He noted that states  that rely heavily on oil and gas revenues often have the highest tax volatility, although that’s not always the case. California also ranks high, for example, but for a different reason. That state taxes income on capital gains, which are subject to the stock market and other economic forces. Alaska has a very high amount of money in reserves, enough to run its operations for 477.8 days. S t a t e S en a t e F i n a nce Committee Chairman John A r thur Smith, D -Deming, agreed that the energy industry’s volatility means New Mexico needs larger reserves t h a n m a ny s t a t e s . New Mexico’s legislators depend on on oil and gas revenues to balance the budget, and for the state’s reserves. Smith said New Mexico’s reserves are low right now because the bottom fell out of oil prices recently, just a few years after natural gas prices

plummeted. The boom and bust continues today: natural gas hasn’t recovered, and while the price of oil has increased, it’s nowhere near peak levels. And experts don’t expect for oil prices to be near the peaks of over $100 per barrel anytime soon. Smith also noted that New Mexico took a recommendation from Pew and created a rainy day fund during this year’s special legislative session. Now, when oil and gas revenues reach a certain level, the excess money goes into that fund. That fund expands the existing ta x stabilization fund. Any annual revenue the state collects from oil and gas taxes that are over the five-year average of those revenues goes into the reserve instead of the state’s general fund, which is used to pay salaries, run state buildings and pay for programs. Smith described the rainy day fund as a way to stop the “hills and valleys” in revenue. “It’s better late than never, but it would have been nice to have it ten years ago,” Smith said.  A legislative analysis showed if the same legislation were enacted in 2007, $365 million would have flowed into the rainy day fund. The median amount of time states could run on reserves was barely 19 days in Fiscal Year 2016, according to the analysis. Nine states, including

New Mexico, had to tap those reserves in FY 2016; that number increased to 16, again including New Mexico, in FY 2017. Still, despite the current reserve situation, New Mexico was better off than Nevada and

New Jersey. Both states had no money left in their savings accounts. And Pennsylvania could not fund operations for even one-tenth of a day with its reserves. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com

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Pres. Begaye welcomes Vietnam Veterans for moving wall ceremony Staff Reports


W I N A R ROWS - O n Friday, Aug. 11, during the opening ceremony for the Moving Wall at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino and Resort, President Russell Begaye welcomed home all Vietnam Veterans, reinforcing that they deserved an honorable homecoming for their service.

“Welcome home Vietnam Veterans. You were not welcomed home like you should have been,” President Begaye said. “We are thankful and grateful to each and every Vietnam Veteran that is here today and to those of the over 58,000 names on the wall.” The Moving Wall is a halfsized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. that travels

across the country giving people the opportunity to see it in their local communities. While being hosted at Twin Arrows, the wall is located on the west side of the casino. President Begaye was joined by Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie, U.S. Congressman for Arizona District 1 Tom O’Halleran, Coconino County District 4 Super v isor Jim Parks, Navajo Council Delegate

President Russell Begaye said the Navajo Nation was honored to host the Moving Wall. Photo Credit: OPVP Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cor n f ield s, Ga n a do, K i n Dah Lichi, Steamboat), and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi H. Miyamura among many others at the opening ceremony. President Begaye welcomed all veterans to the event, Native American or otherwise. “We honor all U.S. Veterans who defended the U.S. flag,”

the president said. “When the National Anthem is played and we recite the Pledge of Allegiance, we unite to honor all those who have fought and continue to defend our great Nation.” Congressman O’Halleran said that he was honored to


Miss Navajo 2016-2017 Ronda Joe performed the National Anthem. Photo Credit: OPVP

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President Begaye stands with Navajo Code Talker George B. Willie, Sr. Photo Credit: OPVP NEWS

Shiprock man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter charge Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE – T r a v i s A r t hu r Must ache, 35, a n enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 14, in Albuquerque, to 37 months in prison for his conviction on federal involuntary manslaughter and assault charges. He will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence. Mustache was arrested

in March 2017, on an indictment cha rg i ng h i m w it h involunta r y ma nslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. According to the indictment, Mustache killed one victim and seriously injured another while driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in San Juan County, N.M., on June 15, 2016. On April 11, Mustache pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing one victim and assaulting the second victim, causing her to sustain

serious bodily injury, by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. Mustache acknowledged that the alcohol rendered him incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating the vehicle. According to plea agreement, the second victim suffered from rib fractures, a liver laceration, bruised lung tissue and scalp bruises as the result of the assault. This case was investigated by the Farmington office of the FBI, the Shiprock office of the Navajo Nation Division

AG urges Congress to fix child sex trafficking law Staff Reports


L B UQ U E R Q U E At tor ney Genera l He c t o r B a ld e r a s joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act to clarify that states, localities and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. The simple word addition to the CDA proposed in this letter will help to ensure that citizens and children are effectively protected throughout the entire country, in all courts. “I’m urging Congress to act swiftly to amend this law so that we can continue to aggressively fight to protect New Mexico children from sex traffickers and the most violent, sexual predators,” Balderas said. “Our number one priority

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas is protecting our children and the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Task Force’s mission cannot be obstructed – the safety and innocence of our children is at stake.” The intention of the CDA is to protect children from indecent material online. It was never was intended to place facilitators of child sex trafficking outside the reach of law enforcement. However, according to the attorneys general, the CDA is being used as a shield by those who profit from prostitution and crimes against children. In some cases, courts have interpreted certain provisions of the CDA to provide

immunity from state prosecution to online classified ad sites, such as Backpage.com, that promote and profit from human trafficking. “It is both ironic and tragic that the CDA, which was intended to protect children from indecent material on the Internet, is now used as a shield by those who profit from prostitution and crimes against children,” the attorneys general wrote.   In addition to New Mexico, the following states and territories signed onto the letter: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Flor ida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, M i n nesot a , M is sis sippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Okla homa , Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Miles Darris Bitsoi 9:33 pm, 08.13.17 Agg. DWI, 2nd Unfortunately for Bitsoi, the main w it nes s to his accident in Gamerco happened to be an offduty Gallup P o l i c e O f f i c e r Dominic Molina, who gave a statement to MCSO Deputy Bra ndon Sa la za r t hat he observed Bitsoi getting out of the driver’s door and that no one else had been with him. His feeble attempt to blame the accident on his “non-present” girlfriend and his further attempts at the field sobriety test both failed. After a short go-round with the breathalyzer in the Sheriff’s Office, where he blew a 0.22 and a 0.21, Bitsoi was booked into the MCADC and his vehicle was towed by Speedway Towing.

Shynelle Ann Chavez 5:25 pm, 08.12.17 DWI, 1st Offense Chavez, 21, was d r i v i n g reck lessly on State Highway 371 but ran afoul of t he law when MCSO Deputy Brandon Salazar pulled her over. Chavez had bloodshot, watery eyes and seemed nervous but agreed to a field sobriety test. Needless to say, she failed. The owner of the vehicle came to pick up the car, as well as the two passengers. Chavez was transported to the Sherfif’s Office and administered the breathalyzer, which posted results of 0.13 and 0.14. She was then booked into MCADC. Marty Johnson 7:08 pm, 08.10.17 DWI, 4th Offense Dispatched to Twin Buttes Road, Deputy J. Bowma n noticed a truck in the ditch with

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t he d r i ver at tempt i ng to drove out by accelerating, which only caused a plume of white smoke. Johnson initially agreed to a field sobriety test but then got stubborn and refused. At the Sheriff’s Office he also refused the breathalyzer so was transported to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital to have h is blood d raw n. Joh nson wa s t hen d r iven ba ck t o t he MCA DC a nd booked. Valencia Tsosie 6:50 pm, 08.09.17 Agg DWI, 3rd Offense W h i le working the DW I T a s k Force, Chief Investigator Merle Bates noticed a vehicle traveling on the shoulder of the roadway at about the 4.1 mm before merging into the right lane. He also saw the vehicle weave back and forth in the lane and finally drive over the center dividing line. At about the 5.6 mm, the vehicle came to a stop when


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of Logan a nd Ford, GPD Officer A n d r e w T h a y e r fou nd t he s u bj e c t car tangled up with a bush that refused to let go. The driver was standing by and attempted to complete a field sobriety test, but could not follow instructions. Transported to the State Pol ice for a bre a t h t e s t , Begay blew a 0.15 the first time and 20 minutes later, a nother 0.15. He wa s then dr iven to the MCA DC a nd booked. Joseph Ross Wilson 1:26 am, 05.17.17 DWI, 1st Offense G P D O f f i c e r F ra ncis Collins conducted a traffic stop because the vehicle was not using his headlights. After identifying Wilson, Collins asked if he would submit to a field sobriety test. The results were not so good. Collins then transported Wilson to RMCH where the staff completed and sealed a blood kit for use in further litigation, if necessary. Wilson was then booked into MCADC and the blood kit was logged into evidence.

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Bates “lit her up.” When asked by Bates how much alcohol she had consumer, Tsosie replied, “plenty.” Bates decided against the standard field sobriety test because of her obvious condition. Her passenger was also the owner of the car, Michael Lee James, and he was transported to Gallup Detox. The breath sample taken at the Sheriff’s Office showed levels of 0.28 and 0.27. She was booked into MCADC. Keith R. Yazzie 11:21 pm, 08.04.17 Agg DWI, 2nd Offense Gallup Police Department O f f ic er Nor ma n Bowman w a s n ’ t sur prised when Yazzie ref u sed to take a field sobriety test, but then he agreed to a roadside breath test, where he blew a 0.19. Bowman had been assisting Sgt. Holly and Officer Collins also assisted on the scene. Yazzie provided several phone numbers to call family members to pick up his truck. He was then transported to MCADC and booked. Lane Begay 3:33 am, 07.29.17 DWI Dispatched to the scene of an accident at the intersection

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Begaye (Parole/Probation), Joe Burbank (Magistrate Court), Lariame Charley (Magistrate Court), Brenda Lou Hosteen (Already in custody on an unrelated matter), Rigina T. John (District Court and Trespassing), Richard H. Johns (Magistrate Court), Anthony David Lee (Magistrate Court), Marland Robert Lee (Failure to pay fines-2), Julian Martinez (Out of County), Richa rd Martinez, Jr. (Municipal Court and Out of County), Michelle R. Saucedo (Muniipal Court), Camille Teller (Already in custody on an unrelated matter), Sharon Tolino (Municipal Court), and Derrick Woodie (Magistrate Court-2).


ACTIVITY REPORT | FROM PAGE 10 Other Reports and miscellaneous: MCSO busted Edwin Galiz when stopped for s peed ing on I-40. Su spiciou s activity led Deputy Johnson Lee to call out K- 9 Ma x, Edwin Galiz who alerted to the driver’s side door and the trunk, where drugs were found. Max is a 2 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois who has completed 280 plus hours of training with Deputy Lee and is certified through the California Narcotic Canine Association. Gamerco had a flurry of activ ity during the week, including a suicide, a case of animal cruelty, another of harassment, and a teenager allegedly stole a box of goodies from his mother that contained cash and drugs that he doled out to several neighbors. The largest theft of merchandise occurred on Deer Ridge Road when the owners called in an unlicensed crew to repair their water heater. It is suspected that while the workers were inside the unoccupied house they also helped themselves to two TVs, and gaming equipment worth approximately $3,500. It is not known how much they were charged for the repair to their hot water heater. Other disputes investigated by MCSO were civil in nature, involving possible fraud and a separate one of custody of minor children. GPD wrote a report on battery on a household member, but Officer Adrian Quetawki ignored that charge when he discovered a warrant from Bernalillo County in his name. The lady was taken to Gallup Detox. The cr iminal highlight of the week for MCSO were the three charges r e l a t e d to stolen vehicles.  The first incident occurred Au g u s t 14 Nery Alejandro Amador when a repContreras resentative of Native Care Medical Transport notified the MCSO that one of their vehicles had been stolen Aug. NEWS

12, and they had been able to locate with the help of GPS in Gamerco. When Deputy J. Todachine, Jr. did not see the subject vehicle at the first address, the company representative gave him another address to check. As the deputy was driving to that address, the stolen vehicle passed him going in the opposite direction. After a short tour that ended at the Navajo Shopping Center, the vehicle came to a stop and the driver, Nery Alejandro Amador Contreras was arrested. His three passengers were questioned and released. On Aug. 8, MCSO Deputy Christopher Rangel observed a vehicle driving recklessly near Jay Street and began to follow and saw a vehicle that had driven over the curb, flattening both tires on the right side. Rangel noticed several occupants in the vehicle, all of whom fled when the accident happened.  Exiting his patrol unit, Rangel gave chase on foot and caught one suspect, identified as Casey Bowie of Albuquerque. After placing him in handcuffs, Rangel saw another person at the driver’s side of the wreck. That suspect ran away, carrying several backpacks but escaped in the early morning darkness, dropping one of the backpacks. When questioned, Casey proved too intoxicated to answer questions, but was able to name Terrell Jim as the driver. A check through Metro showed the vehicle had been stolen.  On August 6, McKinley Metro dispatched units to Sunset Valley on a report by Isabella Joe, who had reported her vehicle stolen earlier that morning. There was minor damage, repaired on site, and the vehicle was returned to the registered owner. Joe did state that the thief had removed $300 from a wallet left in the vehicle. In a final incident involving a s t o l e n Chad Gonzales veh icle, a warrant was issued for Chad Gonzales on Aug. 10 by the Magistrate Court. Gonzales admitted to stealing the vehicle that was parked but running. The affidavit was signed by GPD Detective Chavo Chischilly and Gonzales was placed in custody at the MCDC.

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deserves to be taken care of, whether by affording them housing or providing them better care through a Veterans Ad m in istration or Ind ia n Health Service hospital. “Saying thank you is not enough. We have to do more.” President Begaye said. “We have to be there walking along

side our veterans as they struggle and recover. That is the least we can do for them.” Chairman Honanie said that through the service of his two brothers, his in laws and his oldest son that he’s been provided exposure to the military. He recognized that Native Americans had a huge part in

preser ving the liberty and democracy of the U.S. “Earlier someone spoke about democracy and our freedom. This is what they fought for and this is what they preserved. I’m proud of them,” Chairman Honanie said. D u r i n g t he cer emony, tribal leaders and county representatives were given the opportunity to roll call fallen soldiers from their county or tribal nation. Congressional Meda l of Honor recipient Hiroshi H. Miya mura wa s also honored and spoke about his time as a prisoner in the Korean War. In providing the opening prayer, Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd called upon the Navajo Nation to continue to honor those who have given “the ultimate sacrifice and not come back” and to also help our veterans find peace and harmony. Each and every veteran has a story but many of those stories will remain within them.   “They know what they did for this nation,” President Begaye said. “I want to say thank you. For the fallen comrades on the wall, we will forever hold you in our hearts.” NEWS

OPINIONS The Real News for Parents on HPV Vaccine and Back to School Shots


n the age of social media, drama travels fast. Parents of pre-teens and teens whose doctors recommend they receive the cancer-preventing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine might find plenty of unsubstantiated reasons on the internet to not get the vaccine: it’s easy for stories—true or not—to be uploaded to a chat room and read across the globe in a matter of hours.

Careful answers to parents’ basic concerns about safety and effectiveness take a lot longer. As a Congolese proverb reminds us: “Lies come up in the elevator; the truth takes the stairs but it gets here eventually.” The safety monitoring of HPV vaccine has been a long walk up many steps. We now have over a decade of surveillance data on vaccine reactions since the original version of vaccine


was licensed in 2006. There are some common reactions—irritation at the injection site may occur, and some patients may get a fever or headache. Before administering the vaccine, your doctor will check with you about any possible contraindications. Anyone who has



A solar eclipse occurs every 18-months marking the beginning of a new spiritual cycle. On Aug. 21, one will be visible form the U.S. mainland for the first time in 38 years. If you have a journal use it too look back over the last six months or use Facebook. Look how far you’ve come. What did you do? What are your current goals? Madame G says soar through your new journey.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Your heading on a new path and enlightenment. This is an exciting journey. Don’t lose yourself in the fear. Let go of preconceived notions about yourself. Open up to the possibility that you’re more than you’ve ever imagined. You don’t need to cling to the way things “used to be” or “how they’ve always been.” It’s about to be better. Excellent adventure, bro!

This is the start of a new series on HBO—only way more exciting— because it’s your life. This is a badass moment for you. Take advantage of the novelty and throw yourself into the study of your new-found passion. Take care to reflect on what you’ve done and seen before, you’d hate to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. This is your time now dawg!

So, you may have seen a few setbacks and struggles. In other words, you didn’t always get your way. This is life and it too shall pass. So, don’t let this life pass you by. Don’t get lost in your disappointments. Don’t let the struggle draw you down or take you too deep you drown. You’re ready for the next adventure and it’s coming at you fast. Buckle up and go, go, go!

Whoa! Who’s that girl? What’s her name? Is it you? You bet. Take some pride in your life and your journey. Is it perfect? Nah. But, no one is ever perfectly content. So, stop the moaning and groaning and get going on the best path forward. Only you know what’s at stake and what will take you to the next level. This is still your life to live. So, do it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

It’s all good. Whatever it is or may be, you’ll get through it. Now, is the time to determine where you want to go and how you want to get there. Enjoy the journey and allow yourself the freedom of a map. You’ll experience the joy and creativity found in boundaries and the release that can happen from a secure feeling. You can still enjoy the high wire show with the safety net.

The Sun is almost out of your sign, but you’ve been living it up. Look back on what you’ve accomplished these last few six weeks, months, or years. The answer may very well surprise and delight you. Howe wonderful! As you review your story examine what you’d like to see next. This crazy beautiful adventure is only just getting started. Have a blast, from the past!

Your heart’s sore and you’ve taken a blow or two. You’ve also overcome huge obstacles, shown resilience, and demonstrated poise. It’s in your heart where you’re ready to go and what to do. This is your time now. Let your light shine bright. Get out from behind that bushel. Grace is with you. Now, take the initiative and show this journey who is boss. Yeah, baby yeah!

Journey to the end of the earth… Whatever that means to you, you should do it. Do you want to start a new business, get your degree, or journey far from home? Now, is the perfect time to set your sights on the new path and figure out how to get there. Visualize your path. Look at what you’ve done and realize that you’re capable of so much more than you think.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

And they’re off… Where will you go and what will you do? It’s an exciting prospect. Only you know the answers, but you don’t know them yet. Take time for self-study and set some new goals. But, first look back at what you’ve accomplished. It’s always important to look at where you’ve been. Admire your handiwork. Well done!

You might wonder where you’re going. The answer resides in your heart and the journey awaits. You’ve got this in the bag and ready for the next move. Will you disappear to Australia or live it up in Amsterdam? Who knows you may even decide entrepreneurship is the right path for you or motherhood. Your life is open and ready for the taking. Show no fear!


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your journey is beginning now! You don’t have a moment to spare. It’s here and ready to go. And that’s a good thing. You’ll never know what you’ll find until you get there. So, you’ve got to put the potato chips down and step away from Game of Thrones long enough to let that new spiritual path hit you in the face. Did you ever think life could be this awesome!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t assume you have all the answers. And when someone gives you advice consider that they may actually have your best interest at heart. You can learn a lot along the journey. Don’t give up on what you can do. Don’t get stuck on what you think you know. Now, is the time for pushing yourself over that proverbial cliff and reaching your hands towards the sky.

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HPV VACCINE | FROM PAGE 13 had a previous allergic reaction to the vaccine, or who has an allergy to yeast, should not be given the vaccine. Severe allergic reactions are very rare—CDC estimates they may occur in around one in a million doses. Your doctor’s staff will keep your child under observation for 15 minutes after the shot to treat possible fainting or anaphylactic reactions. But the evidence is clear: for almost all adolescents, the benefits of HPV vaccine in preventing cancer and genital warts far outweigh the risks. A study on HPV

v a cci ne ef fec t ivene s s done at the University of New Mexico by Dr. Cosette Wheeler and her colleagues found it to be even better t ha n what scient ist s ex pected when the vaccine was introduced in 2006. Last year they reported in a JA MA Oncology article that the incidence of cervical neoplasia (abnormal cell growth on the cervix) among girls 15 to 19 years old decreased by about 50% from 2007 to 2014. There’s more good news for shot-shy pre-teens: Based on studies showing that only two doses of the vaccine provided protection for younger ages, CDC lowered the recommended number of doses this year from three to two for teens

younger than 15. New Mexico parents can face many difficult choices, but deciding to vaccinate their teens against cancer shouldn’t be one of them. They can be confident in their doctor’s recommendation to have them receive HPV vaccine at the same time as they get their other backto-school shots.

Conference to feature business opportunities in local film industry By Damon Scott for Finance New Mexico

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he New Mexico film industry has been an economic bright spot for the past several years, helping businesses grow and weather the recession. After state tax incentives for the industry kicked into gear in 2003, opportunities for individuals and businesses have been continually created. And industry leaders say there’s still room for growth. Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico Film Office, said the industry is “as strong as it’s ever been,” with 2017 shaping up to be the third-consecutive year of record activity


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ith Interstate 40 running through Gallup, the city definitely gets its fair share of eclectic bands dropping in for a show during tour stops. Music of different genres, ranging from blues to rock and all in between, brings some high voltage performances to the rugged southwestern area. One band, 9ELECTRIC did just that this past week. Based out of Los Angeles, they stopped off at a local venue, the Juggernaut to promote their new album, “The Damaged Ones” Aug. 15. The band is an electronic rock band that consists of lead vocalist Ron “Thunderwood” Underwood, guitarist Mikey Lopez, drummer/programmer Micah Electric, and bassist Ginny Eck. Prior to the band coming here, I caught wind of them through an email listing of bands to keep an eye out for. Their music can be compared to the likes of Static-X, POWERMAN 5000, and Rammstein. I spoke with Underwood,

and was stoked to find out that the band would be making a stop in Gallup on their tour. The new album under “Another Century Records,” is a hard electronic rhythmic sound, and it showcases the extreme amount of effort the put into each track. It gets your fist pumping high. I caught up with Underwood outside the venue as they were preparing to go onstage. Sun: Hey Ron “Thunderwood.” brother how’s it going? And right off the bat, the album is totally killer! Underwood: It’s going good … going good, aww thank you man. Sun: Welcome to Gallup. Underwood: This is awesome! This will probably be the (best) weather on the tour. It’s amazing here. I love it. Sun: Alright let’s get into it. The album is about a year now, right? Underwood: Yes, that’s right about a little over a year we released it, and we’re just barely getting behind it touring. This is our first headline run, so we’re stoked! Sun: Cool, where you guys headed after this?

Underwood: Houston, and right now we’re with “Quor” from San Diego and they are awesome guys! They play a helluva show! Awesome guys to hang out with. Awesome band! Sun: So, on the phone you told me that you’re producing music videos. That’s got to be totally exciting, tell me about it. How’d you get into it? Under wood: It star ted out about the time when we started this band; I realized how important it would be to produce videos for content online. As I was making it, you start to realize … “I could make that part better and this.” I was always looking for a way to make the quality better and better. So, I was going online and doing tutorials and pretty soon I was starting to get this solid work flow. I had other bands asking who did our videos, and I was telling them it was me, and they were asking if I could do their videos … which I thought was cool! Sun: That’s awesome, and speaking of videos tell me about the song “Beautiful,” and the concept behind the video you’ve talked about. Underwood: Right, well the

9ELECTRIC lead vocalist Ron “Thunderwood” Underwood performs at the Juggernaut Aug. 15. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura concept is about that we are all beautiful in our own way no matter what has happen to you on the outside physically. I got the idea from a friend of mine, Miki Black, who is also in the video. She recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and actually had them removed and replaced with plastic surgery. Well, it’s like telling of her story and how she views beauty in a whole different way. Sun: Wow that is cool and very deep dude. Underwood: It really struck a chord with us, and hope it can speak loud to those who may be going through situations like that or another. Sun: Your sound has flavors of POWERMAN 5000, and even a touch of STATIC-X, especially the songs “Lies” and “Time Bomb.” In fact, it was cool to find out that you actually did a song with the late Wayne Static. Underwood: You hit it right on the head! Our feel for this album was to expand on what we have seen changing on the music scene, we didn’t want to veer off to far…we wanted a sound that doesn’t take much

to produce some awesome songs. It’s just a heavy rhythmic chord over and over again with a punching attitude. Wayne was like that with his songs and I love it! We I mean my band…we all put our two cents in and see what works and just have fun at it. Nothing is wasted and with this album we truly feel that it paid off with the long decisions and times it took to get that right sound…song and feel you know. Sun: It sure sounds like you did hit it man. (At this time a passerby comments on what is going on) Underwood: Hey buddy come check out the show! Sun: Yeah dude it’s going to be 9ELECTRIC tearing it up soon! Under wood: Speak ing of tearing it up, thank you so much for the support and time for this interview. Sun: No thank you for doing this and much success on the album. I see you guys going far and have a kick (bleep) night guy! For more infor ma tion on 9ELECTRIC visit Facebook/9ELECTRIC.

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he Gallup Film Festival, now in its fifth year, is set for Sept. 14 - 16, with film submissions from 19 U.S. States, and nine foreign countries in 19 film categories. Tickets are on sale at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center starting Aug. 18.  Tickets can be purchased in blocks, a minimum of five films for the cost of $5 per block. Each block is about 2 ½ hours.   Special guest appearance this year are the cast from Light Dancing Production’s The Watchman’s Canoe, a feature length film of kids, coming of age, adventure, drama, and comedy produced by writer and director Barri Chase.   T he showca se of  T h e Watchman’s Canoe at the GFF is the world premier and special

Actors Roger Willie and Adam Beach, starring in “The Watchman’s Canoe,” are among cast attending the Gallup Film Festival in September. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Gallup Film Festival screening before being released to theaters nationwide. Actor s Roger Wi l l ie (Windtalkers), Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers and Windtalkers), along with Kiri

Goodson, Carter Jon, Stephanie Wallace, and Ian Stevenson are among this year’s special guests. “Film festivals are exciting occasions to celebrate the art of filmmaking,” said Kimberly

Becenti, Gallup Film Festival filmmaker liaison, as well as filmmaker and owner of tinyChick Productions. “They are unique opportunities to meet filmmakers in person whether they are from another country, state, or from here in New Mexico.” The event will start  on Thursday evening with a meet and greet at 6 pm, at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center where GFF ticket holders can

meet actors, writers, directors, producers, filmmakers, musicians, and comedians. The GFF will continue on Friday  evening at  4 pm,  at the historic El Morro Theatre with short films in several genres. Audience participations will give all ticket holders opportunities to judge films for category awards. Sta r ting  Saturday, the film festival will begin at  10 am  with all day showings of films including Then, Now, and Forever: Zuni in the Grand Canyon, documentary short, and Defending the Fire, documentary feature length.  Others are Forgive—Don’t Forget, and The Trip: Mountains and Manhood, both documentary feature lengths. For the three days of the GFF, more than 50 films will be shown. New film categories this year are Web-Series New Media and SciFi. Language preservation was made a part of the category in the 2014’s film festival and has been growing with the number of film submissions. Visit: gallupfilmfestival. com or for more information call (505) 722-8982.

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FILM INDUSTRY | FROM PAGE 14 — defined by overall economic impact and job creation, among other markers. Maniatis and his staff are preparing for the 2017 Film & Media Industry Conference, which draws hundreds of people to sessions, panels and exhibitors. The conference, slated for Aug. 25 – 26 in Albuquerque, highlights the many ways individuals and businesses can be part of the growing industry.

company and saw people sewing, they hired the people to do the job for them.


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Maniatis and Kirsch agree that a robust TV and film industry has helped New Mexico businesses increase revenue. Staff Reports Maniatis said one production contracted with a New Mexico n Aug. 3, Vice lumber company to build sets President Jonathan — at $1 million for a week’s Nez attended the work. Special Appreciation “And talk to any of the Day for Distinguished Visitors MORE THAN hotels that deal with our indus- where he expressed gratitude ACTORS AND CREW try,” said Maniatis. “Hotel man- to the champions of a project agers say we’ve saved them to build 50 housing units for Karl Kirsch of O’Malley through the recession.” members of the Navajo Nation. Gla s s i s a bel iever. T he K irsch, who bought “A home is where the famAlbuquerque business owner O’Malley Glass in 1990, credits ily is,” Nez said. “I think we said he’s worked hard to make his connection with the TV and all agree upon that and so, on connections with producers film industry for an increase in behalf of the Navajo Nation, I and crews over the years, and revenue of 18-20 percent. want to say thank you to the it’s paid off. “It’s opened up business many partners helping us to Kirsch said he works with for us in other states,” he build these homes,” three different departments in said. “We’ve supplied prodThe appreciation day was the industry — set design, spe- ucts to Louisiana, Georgia hosted by Southwest Indian cial effects and construction. and Nevada.” The connec- Foundation, and marks the “The industry always needs tion to other states happens near completion of this projgood vendors,” Kirsch said. when crews mention Kirsch ect. The foundation services “There are products that they and their previous work with Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and other use which aren’t available in him. Pueblo tribes in the area New Mexico. I have those ready The NM Film & Media through a number of programs, to go. We became vendors for Industry Conference is sched- including the one on housing. a lot of specialty products. uled for August 25 - 26 at the Together Navajo Housing Most are glass and aluminum Crown Plaza Albuquerque, Authority and the foundation related.” located at 1901 University Maniatis, who has led the Blvd. NE. Visit nmfilm.com/ New Mexico Film Office since film-media-industry-confer2011, describes the industry’s ence for more information. needs in a different way. The Aug. 25 session called “Think of any small village “How to Do Business With or city,” he said. “What would the Film Industry” is free and it need? Dry cleaners, catering open to the public without the and food, construction work- need to register for the entire ers. Companies that don’t think conference. they can [service the industry] Finance New Mexico more than likely can.” connects individuals and For ex a mple, produc - bu sinesses with skill s ers of the 2013 film Lone and funding resources for Ranger wanted to rent sewing their business or idea. To machines to make costumes. learn more, go to www. inquired at a local and FinanceNewMexico.org. o live byWhen suchthey as honesty, integrity clarity. As a family-owned


have worked for years to develop another 20 housing units, and to hook up an additional 75 homes with electricity and water lines. For the 50 housing unit project funding for materials came from NHA. In addition, a large share of the labor support came from volunteers in the military who participate in a program called Innovative Readiness Training. President Russell Begaye said, “We are honored to have the military and our veterans demonstrate leadership and uphold our values through this project. Thank you.” The readiness training is a volunteer training opportunity for Active, Guard, and Reserve support personnel and units in the military. It enables men and women in uniform to work with communities on projects while simultaneously training soldiers. In a speech at the appreciation day, Vice President Nez made note of one of the stated goals of IRT, which is to kindle

the spirit of service and volunteerism among service and community members. “Thank you to the men and women in uniform, our military personnel, for showing and modeling volunteerism back into our people,” Nez said. “That is who we are as Native Americans, as Navajo, as people in general. We help each other. We want to bring that type of thinking back into the forefront of who we are.” Speaking directly to the veterans in the crowd, which included Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne and Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura, Vice President Nez dedicated special attention to the toughness instilled by the military. “As I go throughout the Navajo Nation, I hear veterans saying, ‘I can help. Give me a hammer. I can still carry a twoby-four. Put me to work.’ The Navajo Nation can learn from your resilience.”

old these values every day. It’s the way you live and the way Vice President Jonathan Nez (second from left) was joined by Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi H. Miyamura (left), Navajo


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I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. – “Aug. 14 is Nava jo Code Talkers Day and we celebrate with our warriors, our families, and our friends,” President Russell Begaye said. “We will be forever grateful for their service and dedication.” During World War II, Navajo Code Talkers used Diné Bizaad to develop an unbreakable code for the United States Marine Corps and helped bring an end to war in the Pacific theater. “The Navajo people continue to honor our Navajo Code Talkers as true American heroes,” said Vice President Jonathan Nez. “We honor your warrior spirit and the power of Diné Bizaad whenever we speak our language. Thank you for your sacrifice.” Our code talkers fought with valor despite the fact that the government tried to systematically eradicate our language and culture. They fought in some of history’s most gruesome battles despite the knowledge that American soldiers might mistake them for Japanese soldiers. These men knew the risks. These men knew the irony and frustration with a federal

President Begaye and Vice President Nez celebrate the day with some of the last remaining Navajo Code Talkers. Photo Credit: OPVP government who suddenly valued our language. Yet they fought and they helped anyway for a cause greater than themselves. Navajo Code Talkers Day

began with a 5K run, in which Nez and 80 others participated in, and the annual Navajo Code Talkers Day parade. Du r i ng t he ceremony, Begaye delivered the welcome

address, the National Young Marines laid the wreath at the Window Rock Veterans Memorial, and the National Veterans Executive Committee presented our code talkers with the National Veterans Award, which will be displayed for now at the Navajo Nation Museum and prominently in the future Navajo Code Talkers Museum. We thank the Navajo Code Talkers Day Committee and the Descendants of Navajo Code Talkers for their efforts to make this event successful. President Ronald Reagan designated Aug. 14 as Navajo Code Talkers Day on July 28, 1982. Before this date, t he world wa s u nable to acknowledge the role of the

code talkers in case the language would be needed again. Sworn to secrecy, these men continued to contribute in ways beyond the battlefield as fathers, ranchers, mechanics, railroad workers, teachers, police officers and much more. Their efforts helped protect the foundation for our society today. “The discipline, teamwork, leadership and courage exemplified by the Navajo Code Talkers a nd our vetera ns inspire confidence and success,” Begaye said. “The code talkers demonstrate to the world that our language and our culture is valuable. That it is sacred. That it can save a nation.”


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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ brings scattershot action, laughs RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 118 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ovies like this are very tricky to rate. T h e H i t m a n’ s Bodyguard is an over-the-top, completely chaotic buddy picture. In fact, it’s a bit of a jumble, although one that is bolstered to some degree by its two engaging leads. There are a few good laughs and the film ends with an impressively and entertainingly exaggerated climax. Whether that compensates for an awkward opening act and numerous flat moments along the way will ultimately depend on the viewer. M ic h a el Br yc e ( R y a n Reynolds) is a down-on-hisluck bodyguard, struggling to get on with his life after losing a client and his protection agency business in a disastrous fashion. Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) is a notorious hitman who agrees to testify against sinister Belarusian leader Vladislav Dukhovich (Gary Oldman) before the International Court

Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds will elicit some laughs with their zany antics, and lots of gun slinging action in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment of Justice at The Hague. Of course, Interpol’s efforts to get their witness there are immediately met with violence and gunfire. As a last resort, Bryce is assigned to get Kincaid from Manchester, England to the courtroom in The Hague in one piece. Naturally, the pair have an adversarial history that adds to the tension during the trip. The film has a very rough opening act that doesn’t work well. There’s both an attempt to introduce the villain of the piece as a violent and intimidating mass murderer, mixed

with dopey gags involving a depressed and dejected Bryce using a juice bottle as a urinal. It’s a weird grouping of tonally varied moments that doesn’t create a consistent tone. The photography also leaves something to be desired, with early sections looking excessively dim and gauzy in appearance. Clearly, this isn’t a big budget affair, but the fuzzy look of the film does it no favors. To be frank, I had almost completely checked out of the movie a half an hour in, but events do begin to improve. When Bryce and Kincaid are


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thrown together and forced to interact with one another on a personal level, the bickering and verbal jabs begin to hit more efficiently. Events soon become more outrageous and the increasingly sillier bits of action and dialogue hit the mark more often. Jackson excels at poking fun at Reynolds’ character and the latter’s exasperation at his assignment earn some chuckles. There’s also an amusing little blood-drenched bar room flashback (featuring Salma Hayek) that earns a good laugh. While the stars are all

more than capable at performing action, early bits aren’t as dynamic as they should be. It’s also unfortunate that villain Dukhovich isn’t offered the opportunity to interact much with the leads, instead sending thugs to be wiped out. However, when the cast arrive in the Netherlands, the filmmakers do present two entertaining action scenes. There’s an impressive chase along the canals of Amsterdam and an outrageous climactic confrontation in a hardware store. The final thirty minutes mix laughs and brutality far more deftly than in earlier parts of the picture. In fact, the later scenes involve all kinds of collateral damage and feel more reminiscent of a preposterous 80s action picture, lightening the mood considerably. In the end. there is about one half of a fun little B-action mov ie i n T h e Hi t m a n’s Bodyguard. Heck, on my way home I wasn’t even sure if I liked it enough to recommend it. Truthfully, while it does have its moments thanks to both leads and ends strong, it isn’t nearly as sharp as other action/ comedies in their resumes. Action film fans looking for a fix will likely find the material diverting enough, but others may want to wait and catch up with the film on disc or online. Visit: cinemastance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup


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t’s hard not to feel a bit of deja vu while watching the new crime-comedy Logan Lucky; it appears that director Steven Soderbergh has seemingly fashioned a remake of his own remake of Ocean’s Eleven (there’s even a joke in the movie referencing that film). As a result, the meta concept for this feature won’t provide many surprises story wise. However, the ensemble cast are so amusing and having such a great time onscreen that the film ultimately works as an enjoyable lark. Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) is a miner doing his best to make ends meet and live up to his responsibilities

(From left) Jack Quaid, Brian Gleeson and Daniel Craig figure into the complex plan to carry out an elaborate robbery during the Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the film “Lucky Logan.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Fingerprint Releasing-Bleeker Street with daughter Sadie (Farrah MacKenzie) and ex-wife Bobbi Jo (Katie Holmes). When he’s laid off, Jimmy decides to

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remarkable heist. It involves robbing the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race by breaking into the cash vault beneath the track. Joining in the extremely elaborate plot is imprisoned explosives expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) and his siblings Sam Bang (Brian Gleeson) and Fish Bang (Jack Quaid). As mentioned, if you’ve seen Ocean’s Eleven, you’ll know exactly what you’re in for. But it’s the unusual cast of characters that help differentiate the film and make it an interesting counterpoint to the previous feature. They all have a strong southern drawl, and while clever, lack the suave personalities of a typical heist movie hero. This is where much of the humor is sourced from. Imagine a detailed discussion about the intricacies of an elaborate robbery while the characters play horseshoes with toilet seat covers and you get the idea. The situations the robbers find themselves in are absurd as well. In order to get their explosives experts to the site, the team must plot to break Joe Bang out of prison, get him beneath the track and then break him back into the penitentiary without being noticed by the Warden (Dwight Yokam). Other complications include the lead’s desire to pull off the big crime and still make

it home in time for his young daughter’s appearance at a child beauty pageant. It’s incredibly goofy, yet works reasonably well. The characters play it straightfaced and don’t resort to slapstick. Instead, Tatum and the rest of the cast use their comic timing together to great effect and the performers all really dig in to their character’s quirks and eccentricities. Driver and Craig (in a very different turn from his James Bond persona) really play up their strangeness to maximum results. The latter even delivers a chemistry lesson after having his bizarre corner store bomb ingredients questioned. These are the kind of robbers who have a written robbery to-do list, experience difficulty waking up on time or possess a lead-foot, all leading to unexpected consequences. This is also a good-looking movie, with some nice and colorful photography present in some dirty and less-than-exotic locales. Overall, most of Logan Lucky is familiar, but seeing these big performers take part in a sweet-natured “hillbilly heist” that gently plays with the genre’s movie tropes as its inspiration earns plenty of laughs. The summer may be coming to an end, but it seems there is one last entertaining popcorn flick for audiences to enjoy. Visit: cinemastance.com COMMUNITY

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 18, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


nother busy week with loads of new releases; read about all of the highlights below. 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! Alien: Covenant - This sequel to 2012’s Prometheus introduces a new crew heading out to colonize a planet on the far reaches of the universe. They encounter a distress call and head out to investigate the signal. Once there, they come under attack from a menacing and familiar force. The movie earned generally positive reviews with some caveats. Several stated that it couldn’t quite decide if it wanted to be a Prometheus sequel or a straight up scary Alien film, leading to some tonal issues. However, most thought it was impressively made and that it provided the icky goods to horror fans. It stars Michael Fassbender, Kathleen Waterston, Billy Cr udup, Da n ny McBr ide, Demian Bichir and Carmen Ejogo. Blind A novel i s t w ho lo s e s his wife and h i s v i s io n in a terrible car crash falls for the neglected wife of a local businessman. This woman enters his life while doing community service after her husband is incarcerated for fraud. Feelings arise and two embark on an affair. However, when the lady’s spouse is unexpectedly released, conf lict arises. Critics weren’t impressed with this drama. While they found the two leads compelling, most complained that the screenplay was sappy and the situations increasingly absurd. The cast includes Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott and Viva Bianca. The Case for Christ - An atheist who works as a news editor struggles at home with his wife and feels compelled COMMUNITY

to prove her religious leanings wrong in this faith-based drama. After investigating information from the Bible, he makes a discovery that could change his perception of life. Obviously, this movie was made for a very specific market. Still, reviewers weren’t all that hard on it; calling it a well-acted, sensitive and more effectively made effort than most films in its genre. It features L. Scott Caldwell, Erika Christensen, Robert Forster, Faye Dunaway and Frankie Faison. Chuck This biopic is about the real-life character who inspired t he O sca rwinning film, Rocky. C h u c k Wepner was a New Jersey liquor salesman and part-time boxer who ended up earning the right to square off in the ring against Muhammad Ali. The eccentric’s rise and eventual fall is retold in this little sports drama. It earned solid notices from the press. The consensus was that while the underdog story was familiar and in some respects clichéd, the compelling lead performance helped it go the distance and win over viewers. It stars Liev Schreiber, Jim Gaffigan, Elizabeth Moss, Naomi Watts, Pooch Hall and Michael Rapaport. Everything, Everything - Teenage romance arrives with this drama about a young woman who is allergic to the world and is confined to her home. The girl’s situation improves and romance blooms when her new nex t- door neighbor introduces himself and takes an interest in her life. But can their love endure her condition? Rev iewers were roughly split on the end results. Half critiqued the plot as a cheesy rehash of T he Boy in the Plastic Bubble, while others forgave its melodramatic elements and complimented it as a sweet and likable teen flick. The cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose and Ana de la Reguera. Hickok - The legend of the real-life figure “Wild Bill” Hickok is updated in this western. The story follows the

g u n sl i n ger a s h e attempts to escape h is troubled past. When he’s offered t he job of sheriff in a small town, he accepts and comes face to face with a group of nasty outlaws out to fill him with lead. Reaction was mixed towards this indie flick. Some found it old-fashioned but efficiently made with a couple of decent confrontations. The remainder believed that it was all by-the-book and didn’t do enough to differentiate itself from other westerns. Luke Hemsworth, Trace Adkins, Kris Kristofferson and Bruce Dern headling the feature. How to Be a Latin Lover When an aging gigolo is kicked to the curb by his 80-year old lady-friend, he is forced to move in with his sister’s family. Desperate to return to his old lifestyle, he attempts to win the affections (and finances) of the grandmother of one of his nephew’s friends. This small comedy was an unexpected success at the box office, although it only earned mixed reviews. There were some who found that the movie was amusingly goofy and earned enough smiles to warrant a recommendation. The rest described it as too broad and uneven to earn a passing grade. It stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Rob Lowe, Kristin Bell, Raquel Welch, Linda Lavin and Rob Corddry. O n c e Upon a Time in Ve ni c e After his dog is stolen by a ga ng, a pr ivate investigator with a troubled history searches through the streets and underworld of Los Angeles. Apparently nothing will stop him on his quest; he even teams up with a rival gang leader to take revenge on the party responsible. Notices were poor for this little action/ comedy. A few actually were ent er t a i ned by it s sheer strangeness and eccentricities, but most slammed it for wasting the considerable talents of

its cast and never settling on the right tone. Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Thomas Middleditch, Famke Janssen and Adam Goldberg lead the cast. R ogu e War r ior: R obot Fighter - This low budget, science-fiction B-movie is set in the future after artificial intelligence has risen and taken over the planet. A group of human survivors escape on a ship, determined to collect and return with a weapon that can destroy the threat. Of course, she’s chased the entire time by killer machines. This one is a direct-to-disc effort, so there’s aren’t any reviews detailing its quality online... or perhaps, the lack of information is all part of the beginning of a real robot uprising! The cast includes Tracey Birdsall and William Kircher. The Wall - T wo sold ier s i n a remote area within Iraq a re pinned down by gunfire from a lone assassin. Hiding behind a small wall in the heat with no supplies, they must attempt to figure out how to survive their ordeal. This intimate movie comes from Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Edge of Tomorrow) a director known more for his big-budget efforts. Reaction was good overall. Some did criticize the film for being too lengthy to maintain tension over the running time, but the majority complimented the anxiety raised and its attempts to show the physical and psychological hardships of battle. It stars Aaron TaylorJohnson, John Cena and Laith Nakli.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Video have a couple of interesting releases arriving on Blu-ray. Genre fans can pick up Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972). It’s an oddball Italian giallo thriller from Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Beyond) about a mysterious killer who actually quacks like a duck before he strikes. There are a lot of crazy zooms into photos of Donald Duck as well... I’m not kidding. It’s strange, but some consider

it one of the director’s best and most disturbing flick. The disc is being released as a Blu-ray/ DVD and comes with loads of bonuses, including a film historian commentary track, critic video discussion, a featurette with more analysis, previously recorded interviews with the late director, as well as the cinematographer, star, assistant editor and one of the make-up artists. T h e y also have an extra-filled Blu-ray for t he Rober t De Niro act ion picture, Ronin (1998). This one follows a group of professional thieves in Paris who pull a heist and then find that someone has taken the goods. The disc features an all new 4K transfer of the film supervised by the cinematographer, an audio commentary from director John Frankenheimer, a documentary on star De Niro, archival inter views with just about everyone involves in the film, an alternate (and grimmer) ending, promotional materials and other bonuses. It’s an excellent action movie with some great stunt car driving, and this release really looks impressive. Kino have Blu-rays of the big-budget epic western Duel in the Sun (1946) and a 50th Anniversary 2-disc special edition of the Clint Eastwood classic, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1967). They are also releasing the hard-to-get but not half-bad horror picture One Dark Night (1982). It stars a teenage Meg Tilly as a high school student trapped in a mausoleum with a scary, supernatural presence. Adam West also appears in a supporting role. L i k e C h u c k Norris movies? Shout! Factory are putting out Missing in Action (1984) th is we ek . T he Collector’s Edition Blu-ray a r r ives with a new audio


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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 21 commentary from director Joseph Zito and new interview with the film’s writer. Criterion have a new, 2K d igita l restoration of the com ic t h r i l ler Ho psc ot ch (1980) The film stars Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson and involves spy shenanigans. It includes 2002 interviews with the director and writer, a Dick Cavett interview with Matthau from 1980, a family-friendly TV cut of the movie and trailers. They also have the Mike Leigh feature Meantime (1984), which depicts the difficulties faced by public housing residents during the Thatcher-era. Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Marion Bailey and Gary Oldman are prominently featured. The release a new conversation between director Leigh and musician Jarvis Cocker (from the ba nd Pulp), a Ma r ion Bailey interview and more. A not her mov ie t hat wa s slat ed to come o u t we ek s a go e n d e d up delayed. S h a k e s the Clown (1 9 91) i s finally hitting Blu-ray this week courtesy of Mill Creek. It stars Bobcat Goldthwait as a drunken clown causing havoc wherever he goes. After his rival scores a big TV job, Shakes becomes completely unhinged. It’s an amusing unique feature a nd something of a cult item. This disc includes a new commentary with Goldthwait, as well as co-stars Julie Brown and Tom Kenny (as well as a cameo from Robin Williams). I’m definitely curious about revisiting this one.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles the kids might enjoy. The Day Henry Met...?: Season 1 Mickey and the Roadster R a c e s : Start Your Engines Mol an g: Season 1 Po we r p uf f G ir l s: T h e Last Donnycor n (Cartoon Network) Revolting Rhymes (Based on the Classic Stories by Roald Dahl) (PBS) Spy in the Wild 2 (BBC Earth)

ON THE TUBE! And you’ll find all of the week’s TV-themed releases listed below. Billions: Season 2 T h e Blacklist: Season 4 B u l l : Season 1 D C ’ s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 Descendants 2 (Disney TV-movie) Food Wars: Premium Box Set The Middle: Season 8 Molang: Season 1 Murd och Myst e r ie s: Season 10 NCIS: Ne w O r l e an s: Season 3 Police Story: Season 2 Rhoda: Season 4 Rhoda: The Final Season Riverdale: Season 1 S h ee n a: Q u ee n of th e Jun g l e Col l e cti o n: T he Movie (1984) and TV Series (2000-2002)

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GET UP AND GAME (ALL AGES) Join us for family-friendly video games every Friday afternoon. 4 pm at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. SATURDAY Aug. 19

GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY CAFE Enjoy a cup of coffee, hot or iced tea, and delicious baked goods. 8am-2pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive). SUNDAY Aug. 20

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. MONDAY Aug. 21

BRAIN INJURY PEER SUPPORT GROUP Meets every Monday from 11 am-1 pm. Facilitator Ken Collins. Discussions designed to help relieve stress for those living with a brain injury. Hozho Center for Personal Enhancement, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Call (505) 870-1483 or (505) 330-1885. TUESDAY Aug. 22

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: LEGO Challenge: Build a Balloon Racer WEDNESDAY Aug. 23

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.

4:30-6:30 pm.

GMCS OPEN HOUSE Ramah Elementary will host an Open House,

GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR The Octavia Fellin Public Library one-on-one technology assistance. Bring in your personal technology devices to one of the dates listed and our technology trainer will answer quesCALENDAR

tions and help you trouble shoot. Gadget Garage is on a first come first serve basis. For questions call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@ gallupnm.gov or visit the front desk of the library.

AUGUST FILM SERIES: BOOKS ON FILM Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: No Country for Old Men. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. THURSDAY Aug. 24

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Newspaper Collage GMCS OPEN HOUSE Family fun night! 6-7pm, Gallup Central will host an Open House. ONGOING

ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3 - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library (management room). Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 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) 7268068 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) 728-9246. GREEN REVOLUTION Through September 9, enjoy: Green Revolution. This Smithsonian Institution “Traveling Exhibition Service” uses recycled and repurposed materials to teach creative ways to reduce waste and conserve energy. Don’t miss this free exhibit full of 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 Overeaters Anonymous 12-

step 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) 8701483.

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. USED BOOK SALE Aug 18-26, discover a variety of used books, art, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, educational materials and more. Volunteers are welcome and you get first pick. Help with set-up, sales, publicity, packing up, and more. To volunteer or make a donation call (505) 905-3247. Westminster Presbyterian Church. Time: Monday-Friday 4-7pm and Saturdays 8am-2pm. 151 state highway 564 (Boardman Drive).

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. COMEDY LEGENDS, THE SECOND CITY On Sept. 23, Chicago’s legendary sketch and improve comedy theater is coming to the Farmington Civic Center at 7:30 pm, with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. For ticket information, call (505) 5991148.


BUSINESS AFTER HOURS On Aug. 31, join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours”. This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships, keep up on what’s happening in Gallup and with your Chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won. 5:307 pm, Bank of New Mexico.

PROFIT BUILDING 101 On Aug. 30, register and reserve your spot for Steps to a Successful Government Cost Proposal. This hands-on workshop walks you through how to segregate your accounts in your accounting system to create indirect rates and propose accurately. 9am-4pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W HWY 60. Call (505) 722-2220.

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) 8717660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org.

MONTHLY MEETING On Aug. 31, meet with Councilor Linda Garcia (District

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