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Navajo tradition, culture influences artist ARTIST ERIC-PAUL RIEGE TELLS HIS STORY By Dee Velasco For the Sun


allup local Eric-Paul Riege, 23, artistic talents have caught the attention of the art world with his larger-than-life installations that spotlight Diné traditions with a bit of a twist, and contemporary appeal. Riege currently has a few installations hanging at Art123 in Gallup. Riege who is half Dineh and Anglo, was influenced at an early age while living on the reservation in Iyanbito. Asking how he got into art, Riege said he came from a family of artists. His grandmother was a master weaver from Burntwater, Ariz., his mother made quilts and sewed his

clothes, and later taught Riege how to sew. In high school he took art classes to fuel his creative passion. Recently graduating from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Riege returned to his roots to showcase his art. He calls his art “inter-disciplinary,” as his pieces are created by using textiles, weaving, and installation/ performance art. He says it was a tedious project, but it paid off. “It was a lot, but it definitely did pay off. I was always a creative thinker and problem solver,” he said. “When it came to that point of my life, I wanted to do something that I knew I was good at and that I would be happy at doing for the rest of my life, so I continued

and pursued it.” Art123 Gallery Executive Director Rose Eason says his art has such an unique appeal, one cannot help but stare at it. “I think it’s really exciting … I’m super happy that he’s back in Gallup and we’re able to share his work here,” she said. “He’s a really interesting artist, taking old techniques and fiber art and doing something completely new with it, and expressing a really unique vision that I’m actually proud to have here showcased in Gallup.” One piece in particular is a pair of jumbo turquoise earrings displayed in the window. It’s made of fabric that’s sewn and stuffed. Riege calls this, “Yoo 4 Yé’iitsoh (necklace for the Big

Eric-Paul Riege’s piece, “Yoo 4 Yé’iitsoh (necklace for the Big God), is currently on display at the Art123 Gallery on 123 Coal Ave., in downtown Gallup. Photo Credit: Sandra Pruitt

Eric-Paul Riege stands next to his installation piece, titled “Dibé (sheep) butchering.” A few of his works are on display at the Art123 Gallery in downtown Gallup. Photo Credit: Jonathan Gregg


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God).” According to Riege, there’s no word for earrings in Navajo, so he gave it an alternative title. It’s part of a series of pieces that represents the grandfather and grandmother in his Diné culture, and the ties of his family. Eason says this piece really grabs your attention and that in itself is a huge plus. “It’s so cool, just something about it and you really can’t put your finger on why it’s so cool,” she said. “Except it’s taking something that has such a long history and that it’s iconic in a way, and putting a totally whole new spin on it. It’s so hyper-creative that grabs you

and makes you appreciate it in a different way and ... which it can’t be hard to be surprised by something you almost see every day.” O n looker, Wi l mer Lomayaktewa says the earrings piece captivated him as well. “I thought the earrings were so cool, so simple yet so memorizing to look at,” he said. “Almost a childlike toy to look at. I’d pass by it one day and just stared at it.” Another unique piece entitled “Dibe (butchering sheep)” is a sheep that is made up from cloth material, hanging upside


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Pinnacle Bank donates cash to three area non-profits By Jonathan Gregg Sun Correspondent


hristmas Clubs” are a type of savings club first widely offered during the Great Depression, which is roughly when Pinnacle Bank got its start as well, and Pinnacle has been serving their local communities ever since. During their “Christmas in July” event, Pinnacle ran a sign-up special in which a current or new customer signed up

for a Christmas club account. By doing so, they received $25 deposited into their account for their own use as well as $25 donated to one of three local charities. Pinnacle’s selected charities: • The Community Pantry, a local food bank profiled in the Sun on July 21, received a check for $1,900. • Care 66, a local community area resource enterprise, whose mission is to “create opportunities to end homelessness,” received a check

for $1,825. • Battered Family Services, a community non-profit that helps families suffering from domestic violence, received a check for $1,825. When asked why Pinnacle chose those three charities, Pinnacle Bank Vice President of Operations Roxy Yazzie said, “we really wanted to stay locally,” and that she had personally helped pick out those three charities. “It is hard for some people to save, this gives them plenty of

time to set aside money for the holidays,” she added. Of the three charities, Yazzie noted that the Pantry received the most selections as the place new account holders wanted their money donated. When asked why she thought this might be, Yazzie said the Pantry was “well known in the community,” but that they had also “done a great job promoting the event through their social media channels.” BFS is working on several innovative programs that the Pinnacle Bank money will assist with as well, including helping to fund a program for people who had to run from an abusive relationship, and who are starting over, obtain their birth certificates and state identifications.

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Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen to study abroad By Duane Haven Sun Correspondent


iss Gallup InterTribal Indian Ceremonial Queen, Zunneh-bah Martin held an appreciation luncheon for the local community this past weekend. It was an afternoon filled with family, friends, and community members to gather and show her gratitude for all their support. Martin, 20, graduated from Tohatchi High School as class Valedictorian in 2015. She won the title as Miss Gallup InterTr iba l India n Ceremonia l on Aug. 13 at the Red Rock State Park. Crowned as a Miss Ceremonial, Martin has been busy with appearances, activi-

“I am interested in this field of study, because that is what I do here at home, as an Indigenous person. I am always advocating for protecting our culture, our language, a nd protecting our la nd,” Martin said. She will be studying abroad for the next four months, and will still hold her duties as Ms. Ceremonial through the internet, live videos, and blogging. Bah is honored and thankful for her parent’s and her sister’s. Her crown for Ceremonial was a team effort. She is also very thankful for all the support from the community – through social media, the internet, people who were at the ceremonial, and through prayer. Martin has a strong connec-

Endless Riders and the Navajo Hopi Honor Riders raised funds to support Zunneh-bah Martin’s continued education in New Zealand Aug. 27. Photo Credit: Duane Haven

Miss Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen Zunneh-bah Martin expresses her gratitude at an appreciation luncheon Aug. 27. Photo Credit: Duane Haven ties, events in our communities and neighborhoods. She is balancing out her commitments before she takes her continued education abroad, overseas in New Zealand. Martin is in her third year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. This fall semester she applied to study abroad and was accepted to travel overseas to study with the program, New Zealand Culture and Environment Assured Future. She will be studying a variety of different cultures and Indigenous Tribes across New Zealand, and how the people practice and are working to protect their environment.


tion with her family. She looks up to her parents. She admires hearing about their stories, their history, how they were raised, and the conditions they were living in. “Just hearing their stories of the challenges that they had to overcome. I really look up to my mom and dad. They both went the extra mile to make sure my sister’s and I were protected,” she said. The appreciation luncheon brought together the community, family, and friends who showed their support by attending a program filled with stories and descriptions of Ms. Ceremonial.

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A motorcycle-benefit-bike run was assembled to raise donations for Martin’s trip to New Zealand. There was approximately 40 bikes that attended and made their way to the Gallup McKinley County Schools St udent Suppor t Services Building. In all, $800 was raised for the queen. Sunshine and Bobby Martin a re the proud pa rents of Zunneh-bah Martin. “As the oldest child of three girls, she is the one that gets out there and takes risks. For a quiet and shy young lady, she has learned to find her voice and she’s learned to find causes that she believes in,” Bobby Martin said.

They are very proud of her – proud of all her accomplishments and know that she has a bright future ahead of her. “I am excited and anxious for Zunneh-bah to be traveling to New Zealand. She will be with other relatives around the world. In that respect, I know that they will take care of her for me,” Sunshine Martin said about her concerns of her daughter traveling to New Zealand. Zunneh-bah Martin is a young ambassador and representative in Washington, D.C. She is a part of President Oba m a’s Gener at ion Indigenous. This role has aided her in meeting youth from all over the United States.

The community, family, and friends enjoy an afternoon with the Ceremonial queen Aug. 27. Photo Credit: Duane Haven GALLUP FUN!

‘Hemlock’ tears it up on a Gallup stage

Q&A EXCLUSIVE By Dee Velasco For the Sun


favorite heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada, Hemlock, made a stop in Gallup on their 2017 “Skele-Tour” at the Juggernaut Aug. 25. Together for more than 17 years, since 1993, they have played concerts with the likes of Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Drowning Pool, Slayer, Korn and others. Chad Smith – Lead Vocals,


dreadlocked hair and workingman attitude, also handles the merchandise booth at venues and is the heart of the band. Nine albums are currently available from Hemlock: Mouth of the Swine, The Only Enemy, No Time For Sorrow, Bleed the Dream, Pigeon Holed, Shut Down, Controlance, Back in The Day, and Viva Lock Vegas. The Sun got the chance to speak with front man Chad Smith, outside the venue prior to them taking the stage. Sun: Chad … Hemlock …

going to just have to change the name of this place to the House of Hemlock (laughing). Smith: Oh, right on (laughing), yeah we try to always come back once a year or twice if we can. When we’re rolling through, Gallup is always on the tour list. Sun: How is the tour so far? S m i t h : A m a z i n g . We started out in July, and so far we’ve done 47 shows and on the last stretch of it. All the shows have been awesome. We’ve been up to Montana, Colorado,

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dude. Smith: What’s up, how you doing? Sun: Good. How’s it going with you guys? Smith: Rocking and rolling we love it, it’s been a beautiful day here in Gallup, playing here, and it’s going to be a fun time. Sun: When was the last time you guys were here? Smith: We played here about a year and a half ago, and another time out in Window Rock during the summer time with Devil Driver; and that was a big show too. One in April the other June here in this neck of the woods, and it was fun. Oh, we love it out here, been playing here probably since 2001, so here we are still rocking and rolling having fun The people out here are awesome. Sun: Pretty soon they’re

down to California and played at the Whiskey a Go Go about two weeks ago and it was fun. Now we’re working our way through Arizona, New Mexico and into Texas. We’ve also been doing some fun sightseeing, rafting, hiking, and went to Yellowstone. Sun: Cool. What’s new with Hemlock these days? Smith: We had an album come out, and we’ve been touring hard behind that album, Mouth of the Swine. We’ve been playing the new stuff and playing the old stuff. Next year is our 25th anniversary, so we’re going to do a bunch of shows next year; we’ve been writing some new material so we’re hoping to have a new album out next spring.


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Central Agency Fair dazzles during Saturday parade By Jonathan Gregg Sun Correspondent


HINLE, Ariz. – The time to find your spot for the the 32nd Central Agency Fair held in Chinle, Ariz., Aug. 26, was not on Saturday, the day of the parade. Rather, it was the day before, on Friday. Ac t u a l ly, for a g r e a t spot Friday you needed to get there in the early afternoon, but if you didn’t at least get there by Friday night anything resembling a decent spot was gone, with tents lined up alongside the road saving spaces for family and friends. Eva Silversmith of Chinle

said, “we learned from past years not to be on the side with the sun right in our eyes.” The festivities started off with Daren the D.A.R.E lion, who was giving hugs and encouraging kids to say no to drugs. Adrian 12, Jayden 9, and Adranna, 5, with big smiles, lined up for hugs from Daren the Lion. Daren first appeared in the 90’s as the face of the D.A.R.E program, and he is just as popular with the kids today as he was back then. Next came what may have been the highlight of the day with Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye a nd Vice President Jonathan Nez handing

Western Junior Rodeo Queen Urbina Tso waves to the audience. Photo Credit: Sandra Pruitt

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez hand out precious umbrellas and water to the crowd. Photo Credit: Sandra Pruitt

Jayden, 9, Adranna, 5, and Adrian, 12 , hang out with Daren the D.A.R.E Lion. Photo Credit: Sandra Pruitt

out much needed umbrellas for protection from the blistering heat. They were also handing out bottles of water, which in addition to its usefulness in drinking also inspired several little girls to douse their parents with water, with the delighted squeals heard far down the street. Apparently, nobody informed one of the little girls, 3-year-old Grace Ann, that her parents had water too, and her parents caught her later and made sure she got a good soaking. When asked about it, Grace Ann said in a conspiratorial tone “daddy doesn’t know it but that felt so good.” The Navajo Nation Band was also there showing off their spectacular, traditional colors. According to the band’s website, the band was formed in 1938,

and the band continued through WW II, until with the retirement of Charles Addington. Birley Gardener directed it for the next 10 years. Gardener promoted the colorful Navajo style uniform and well-rounded repertoire of marches and concert music. His efforts with the band were so successful that the band has become a widely-traveled band appearing in many public events coast to coast. These tribal musical ambassadors have even marched in three United States Presidential Inaugural parades, as well as the Rose Bowl Parade. Near the end of the parade route, Tex Nelson with Betty Ann Lee sat under a creative updated Chaha’oh (Navajo sun


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NorthFest: Celebrating Gallup’s northside Sept. 15 By Rose Eason Art123


here are many definitions of community: a particular place, a group of people living together, a feeling of fellowship, a bond based on shared characteristics or values. The Northside is all of these things and more! On Sept. 15, from 10 am 3 pm, at UNM-Gallup’s North Campus, celebrate Gallup’s Northside community with the neighborhood’s first annual NorthFest. With generous sponsorship by District 1 Councilor Linda Garica, gallupARTS, UNM-Gallup North Campus, ATD-Fourth World, and the New Mexico Aging & Longterm Ser vices Department have teamed up for a day of art, literacy and—most

CENTRAL AGENCY | FROM PAGE 8 shade). A nearby bystander, Lena Romero, was taking pictures and was heard cooing “Oh, I can make that kind by myself. What a good idea.” The Chinle’s Potters House also entertained the crowd with some high energy praise music and cooled everyone off, giving out frozen ice pops. (Pretty

NAVAJO TRADITION | FROM PAGE 3 down with red beads sprinkling down to resemble blood as it had been butchered. “From my perspective, it’s of the sheep that is taken away by the government and escapes, and it’s now searching around the reservation for his grandma. Traditionally, you are not supposed to have empathy for that sheep for its offering for our survival to the Dineh.” Riege says the sheep have given us textiles for weaving with its wool and food. Part of his thesis in college tells of his family that was affected by the animal reduction plan on the Navajo Reservation and this piece represents that. His art is a must to see. Having done a couple shows in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Riege will have a solo show in Gallup Sept. 9, during ArtsCrawl. Riege hasn’t sold any pieces GALLUP FUN!

importantly— community. To ref lect the diversity, rich heritage and history of the Nor thside, Nor thFest w ill i nclude a va r iet y of family-friendly, interactive activities: • The community’s leaders, elders and poets will be telling stories all day long in the “Storytelling Corner.” • U N M - G Nor t h Ca mpu s teachers and students will lead event participants in “fence-weaving,” beautifying the neighborhood by creating colorful patterns from plastic cups the Campus’ chain link fence. The UNM-G North Campus team will also host traditional food demonstrations and will offer up a Nor thside-themed photo booth. • ATD-Fourth World invites kids of all ages to write their own versions of the children’s much anybody with something liquid or cold was a guaranteed hit). It was a beautiful day full of goodies, entertainment and gratitude. Queens ranging from toddlers to Miss Navajo Nation, Code Talkers, Chinle Fire Department, Navajo Police, the Navajo President, and hundreds of interested spectators all came out to say Ahéhee’ to law enforcement. yet – this due to the fact he simply doesn’t want to part with his art, he jokingly says. “It’s mainly because I’m way too attach of my art and that’s my own downfall,” he said. “I reuse my art a lot. I take it apart and make new art from it. Materials can be expensive too, so I recycle and also most of my pieces have a story with it. I redevelop it into a whole new story of what it can be now.” Hoping to continue making his art, and gaining financial support for it, Riege wants to pursue his Masters degree and become an art professor. “That’s my plan, but of course that could change,” he said. “I also want to teach workshops and go to different places on the reservation and teach little children weaving workshops.” For more information on Eric-Paul Riege contact the Art123 Gallery at (505) 488-2136.

book Something Beautiful, sharing what is beautiful about the Northside. • gallupARTS will lead attendees in a collaborative big book-making project: finger-paint a page to add to a larger-than-life-sized book called Once Upon a Time in the Northside… • Local potter Steve Marti needs everyone’s hand in a community art project: make a clay handprint to add to a “hand-in-hand” tile display which will eventually be installed on the corner of N.

7th Street and Wilson Ave. Hands are indeed an overarching motif of the event (which is why they are included in the logo). The event itself values individual’s unique ideas and contributions, and represents what people can accomplish when they work together. NorthFest is also all what you can make and create with your hands. “Hands also ref lect our identity whether in the cont empor a r y ut i l i z a t ion of fingerprints, or the ancient expression of handprints on

canyon walls,” says UNMNorth Campus Director Laura Jijon. “Our hands say, I am here. I passed this way. I have left a mark. I matter. Hands carry our stories, our heritage, and our hope. This is what we are honoring with NorthFest by bringing together Elders and Children and everyone in between, an intergenerational gathering, the essence of community.” So, have a hand in celebrating the wonderful Northside community at NorthFest. Students from Del Norte Elementary School will be joining in the festivities in the morning from 10 am to noon, and the event is free and open to the public until 3 pm. For questions or more information, contact Rose Eason at executivedirector@galluparts.org or (505) 488-2136.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 1, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Plenty of interesting features to choose from in a wide variety of genres. 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! Asura: The City of Madness - In t h i s S out h K o r e a n a c t i o n / thr iller a toug h cop finds himself doing favors for a corrupt local mayor. When a prosecutor arrives to clean up the city, both figures find themselves in a lot of trouble, presumably resulting in double-crosses and violence. Notices were decent overall for the flick. Some found it too bleak and nasty for their liking, but more were impressive by the elaborate action set-pieces and a dark and pulpy take on local political figures. The cast includes Jung Woo-Sung and Hwang Jung-min. Baywatch - The cheesy 90s TV-show about lifeguards gets a big screen. Played for laughs, the main plot revolves around the group leader who clashes with a brash new recruit.

They’re forced to work together and play detectives in order to take down a criminal figure out to repossess beachfront property. Reviews were quite poor. A scant few enjoyed the broad comic shenanigans on display, but the overwhelming majority felt that the capable cast couldn’t do anything with the bland and predictable screenplay. It stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, John Bass and Hannibal Buress. Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack - This comedy and sequel to Bring It On has nothing to do with the original series. It is a directto-disc production, meaning no one has seen it and probably hadn’t even heard of its existence before last week. The plot involves a team of world-champion cheerleaders who must square off against a talented rival team that threatens their standing. I wouldn’t expect too much from this feature and suggest it may be for series completists only. It features Vivica A. Fox, Christine Prosperi, Jordan Rodrigues and Sophie Vavasseur. Dean - A fa t her a nd son take different paths to dealing with the death of a family matriarch in this independent comedy/drama. The adult son and artist decides to

take a job located on the other side of the country, while his dad decides to sell the house and take a more controlled approach to grief. Critics gave the feature solid reviews. A minority complained that the characters didn’t come to life as well as they could have, but most called it a truthful and at times look as how people process loss. Demetri Martin takes on the lead role (and serves as writer/director as well) along with Kevin Kline and Gillian Jacobs. Demon - Reportedly, creepy is the optimal word to describe this Polish horror film. It’s about a man ready to walk down the aisle on his wedding day. After meeting his bride’s unusual relatives, he begins to experience strange sensations, leading him to believe that he may be possessed by a malevolent spirit. This actually may be the best reviewed movie of the week. The press were both wowed by the style on display and the heebie-jeebies created through the strange and unique events. The cast includes Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska and Andrzej Grabowski. The Evil i n Us - A group of kids decide to sail to an island of f of t he Washington coast in order to p a r t y . However, the new designer drug they ingest has some


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much. However, it does have an impressive cast that includes the likes of David Hasselhoff, Rhys Darby, Carlos PenaVega, Rick Fox, Melanie Brown, Ken Jeong, Howie Mandel, Justin Bieber, Jon Lovitz, Gina Lee Nolin, Will Sasso, Michael Winslow and Jim Jeffries. My Cousin Rachel - In this period drama, a young Cornish man inherits his uncle’s estate when he dies under mysterious circumstance. Certain that his new bride intentionally killed her husband, the lead seeks out to prove her guilt. However, he rather unexpectedly begins to develop feelings for her after her arrival on the estate. The press gave this feature solid marks. A few thought it too low-key to be effective, but the overall concensus was that this was a beautifully shot feature with excellent performances and plenty of intrigue. It features Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin and Iain Glen.

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‘Rez Girl’ to lead Diné College rodeo team HEATHER WILLIAMS IS IVY LEAGUE, CHINLE HIGH GRAD said. “I think we’ll finish in the Top 5 for the team standings by the end of the year.” Diné College, which participates in the NIRA Grand Canyon Region, opens the 2017 rodeo season Sept. 15 at the Tsaile Rodeo Grounds. “We have a rodeo club and our new officers are planning events for the year,” Williams said.

WARRIORS RODEO Williams graduated from Chinle High School in 2012 and is the third female to serve as rodeo head coach at Diné College. Leslie Teller of Chinle coached the Warriors from 2007 to 2009 and Amy Redhorse of Rough Rock coached the team from 2012 to 2014.   By Bernie Dotson Diné College Public Relations


SAILE, Ariz. — Heather Williams said it just ca me down to where she’d feel comfortable.   And after meeting the people — most of whom she’s acquainted with — involved with the Diné College rodeo program, the self-proclaimed “rez girl” from Lukachukai, Ariz., knew exactly where she belonged.  “This is where I’m from and this (coaching) is what I want to do,” Williams, 23, said after an informal team meeting Aug. 23 at the Student Union Building at Diné College. Williams accepted the rodeo job on Aug. 14. “Each of us within the program is looking forward to a very positive and successful season.”  Williams, a 2016 animal science graduate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said there are more than 15 members on the 2017 rodeo team at Diné College. She said as far

Tahe landed superstar team ropers Alonzo Begay of Indian Wells, Ariz., and Skyler Gishie of Holbrook, Ariz., in June. Begay finished first in Gallup’s Best of the Best Timed Rodeo this summer and Gishie won a 2017 Dodge Ram truck in February at the National Team Roping Tour La Fiesta Truck Roping in Wickenburg, Arizona. Williams said returning barrel racer Raquel Curley of Coolfields, Ariz., is looking forward to finishing her last year of eligibility in good standing. And, returning team member Wyatt Betony of Tonalea, Ariz., (bullriding, bareback riding) has been a contestant the past two years at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. 

as expectations go, she’d like to see academics and team spir it the pr ior ities, commenting, “These are student athletes first and foremost. Everything else is secondary to that.” Williams grew up in rodeo, with barrel racing her specialty. A true scholar, she enrolled in Diné College’s Navajo Cultural Arts certificate program not long after graduating and returning home from Cornell. Fred Tahe, interim athletic director at Diné College who served as rodeo coach prior to Williams taking the reigns, said, “We have the right players in place and we have the right coach in place. We are gearing up for what we believe will be a very successful rodeo season at (Diné College).”  Diné College has been without a rodeo coach since the late Jackson Craig vacated the job about three months ago. Williams said she’s aware that she’s a role model to the team.  “It’s looking like we will have a team member competing in every event,” Williams

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‘HEMLOCK’ | FROM PAGE 7 We went through all of Europe last year, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Ireland, Berlin, lots of rocking and rolling, lots of head banging. Sun: Did you ever think this would happen back in 1993? Smith: Ah, you know of course you always want it to happen, to dream about it, but you just keep working and working. Too stubborn to give up, but I love to do it. Here we are and it’s still a lot of work and a lot of fun too. It’s cool because we’ve been so many places and met so many people that we wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the music. Sun: Same guys still with you? Smith: My brother Brian and I still ... and we’ve gone through a couple guitar guys because it’s a lot of time out on the road and away from their families, so it’s pretty rough. Or someone gets married, or has a kid, or something like that. Sun: Cool. (Looking at the band’s enormous black school bus parked out front, I just had to

ask this next question.) Now no one can’t mistake you guys being here, you have your huge Hemlock ride here; I got to ask … do you guys have a name for it? Smith: The bus, I call it the Tour Tank. We thought about calling it some other name, cool like Betty, Frank, or something. We actually don’t have a name for it, but it’s a 35-foot long international school, but that we painted black and it looks like a prison bus. (Both of us are laughing.) We were hoping to get a year out of it, but here it’s been going on seven years now. We’ve driven it all over the United States, all through Canada … everywhere. We built bunk beds in it; it’s the ultimate tour RV for a band. Sun: You’ve toured with some heavy duty bands, huh? Smith: We’ve toured with everybody you can think of. Bands I thought about when I was a kid. All the bands I grew up listening to as a kid. And it’s cool sharing the stage with them all. S u n : Yo u ’ v e h e a r d Testament is going to be here next month out in Window Rock? Smith: Yeah, I’ve heard that

from my friend, Vice President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation. He’s actually been to three of my shows, and he said he’s a metal head (laughing). Sun: Okay, here’s strange question for you Chad. What’s one thing people don’t know about you? Smith: My nickname is Tender Bear because I don’t like needles at all … so that’s why I don’t have any tattoos at all. I do have a little blue dot on my right leg when I was a kid teasing my sister, and she stabbed me with a pen (laughing). That’s my prison tattoo (laughing). I collect action figure dolls like He-Man, Star Wars; I collect Garbage Pail Kids stickers, Muppet toys, all kinds of stuff … I like silly things. Sun: Well, Chad I know you guys have to get ready, so I’ll end it here and check you guys out inside. Smith: We are going to rock tonight, and always so cool to be here. Keep your chins up and look for us next year. We’ll see you all soon. For more infor ma tion visit Hemlock, www. hemlockworld.com, or on Facebook/Hemlock. GALLUP FUN!

OPINIONS Certified ‘True’ campaign helps businesses increase visibility, bottom line By Damon Scott For Finance New Mexico


tate tourism departments are assigned a big task: drive visitors to cities, towns and attractions, where tourist dollars can spur the economy. When they’re successful, local businesses get a boost from increased sales.

For t he New Me x ic o Tourism Department, much of selling the state is easy, as the Land of Enchantment’s natural beauty sells itself. A nd since the depa r t ment’s 2 01 2 l a u n c h of t he New Mex ico T r ue campaign, businesses

can leverage the visibility and heft of the state’s sales efforts by becoming certified


as New Mexico True. While certification is free and offers a way to supplement a company’s advertising and marketing efforts, it comes with some legwork. Get certified The tourism department offers an online application that, according to staff, takes about 15 minutes to complete. But before applying, business

owners should determine if they meet the “True” criteria. New Mexico True products must be made or manufactured in the state by a licensed New Mexico business. Officials say that doesn’t mean every ingredient or component must be sourced or grown in the state,



The Full Corn Moon also known as the Harvest Moon, provides enough light for farmers to finish their crops while enjoying the light of the moon. Now, we live in virtual day light at any time of day and don’t require moon light. However, Madame G recommends you pay attention to Sept. 6 for you or your neighbors may very well begin howling. Enjoy the end of Summer!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Perhaps it didn’t turn out as you imagined. But, that doesn’t mean it’s over. In fact, life can be so much better than you’ve ever imagined. As Jon Lennon said: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.” Don’t get stuck in what life isn’t so that you miss out on what it is. You’re capable of so much more than you think. And cut your family a little break too.

“Wherever you go, there you are.” You may feel as if the world is passing you by. Don’t judge yourself by their standards. The only opinion you need is your own. It’s wonderful to have helping hands from those around you, much less an understanding of the minds of others. But, this is really just filler in a very loud world. Use your best judgement to get where you’re going.

So, you’re reaching for greatness and coming up a little short. Don’t give up. You may need to readdress your strategy or look for those who are succeeding in ways you’re not. In fact, you may want to look around at those people you’ve discounted. Are they your greatest assets? Perhaps they’re gems in the rough. Whatever the case, don’t give up. You’re so close.

You can’t depend on others to take care of your problems. Don’t rely on someone else’s expertise. If you don’t understand the problem learn about it. If you don’t know the answer look for it. The only way to learn is to try and do. You may fail at everything, but at least you tried. You will only have yourself to blame and thank for taking action.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You may look through the window of life and see that everyone else has presents on Christmas and you don’t. But, consider that you’re merely looking into the window. You don’t know the full story. You may not see mother works three jobs all year and never sees her children. Perhaps grandfather contributes more than anyone knows. Just don’t judge yourself by others.

You may feel a little world weary. And that’s okay. It’s important to follow our dreams and escape to the world of possibilities. Pablo Picasso said: “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” When you feel the grime of the world tainting your soul, take time for self-care. Don’t just feel the void with mindless diversions. Seek out your purpose and share.

The only proof you need that life exists beyond this planet—rests in your own heart. You’re only limited by your own imagination. Stop wasting time living the life some else planned for you. Take hold and take action. Start writing that book, take those pictures, or start that business. Whatever your life goals, there is someone out there who needs what you’re offering.

Remember these wise words: “we could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.” Helen Keller was an exceptional human being. All of us can learn from her life challenges and triumphs. Stop wasting time with lamentations. You likely will not get all you think you want. But, life is so much deeper and richer than that. Look within yourself. It’s there.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’re wondering how you possibly got here. Well, it was by choice. You may not have decided to land right where you are, but other choices took you here. Stop beating yourself up for this. Consider that you’re still creeping forward even if it feels at a snail’s pace. This is still the direction forward. The only fear is standing still and getting stuck. Any progress is good.

No one can define your purpose except for you. Forgiveness is the heart of the human experience. You may feel deprived of something great, but remember what Helen Keller said: “What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” You can never find anything greater than your experience outside of yourself. When you experience with others it’s a bonus.

You’re cutting it close. You may have decided on a set of actions that appear normal. Are they? Don’t get stuck in a rut. Take action for what it is and get the ball rolling. You may not live the life you’ve always thought you wanted. But, it’s your mess and you created it. You might as well enjoy it and all the fruit that it produces. Go ahead and enjoy your time on Earth now.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)


It’s up to you to get there. You have a long journey ahead and it may take all your effort. But, this is the challenge of a lifetime. Get the ball rolling and take on the tiger bare handed. You don’t want to be stupid with the challenge. Life has a way of throwing challenges our way that only we can conquer. So, pull up the big girl panties and take charge.

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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 10 career. This release includes a new 2K transfer of the movie, a new audio commentary with an author and authority on the film’s director, the film’s original ending, a comparison between this film and The Vikings (1958) as well as other bonuses. They are also putting out The Slayer (1982) in Blu-ray/ DVD combo pack. This is a really hard-to-find horror picture that only came out on VHS in various cut forms. The movie is noted for having a similar premise to the classic A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), which arrived a couple of years afterward. The movie has been given a 4K transfer from its original negative and comes with bonuses including

interviews with the cast and crew and the theatrical trailer. It’s fantastic to have this little film saved from complete obscurity and given an impressive presentation. You can read all about it here. F rom A r row Aca demy comes the Jack Palance thriller The Big Knife (1955). It’s about an actor whose personal life is on the rocks and a studio head who tries to manipulate the star, leading to violence. This special edition Blu-ray has also been restored and features a film critic audio commentary as well as plenty of other bonuses. I’ll admit, I’m very amused and interesting in this release. Blue Underground is putting out the Dutch action/thriller, Amsterdamned (1988). It’s about a killer stalking the canals of Amsterdam and the cop tasked

with hunting him down. This B-movie is noted for its impressive stunt work. The new Blu-ray/DVD combo includes a director audio commentary, interviews with the cast and crew, a making-of and a very funny music video made in conjunction with the film’s release. Not to be outdone, Shout! Factor y a re br inging the English-language US/Japan co-production The Manster (1959) to Blu-ray. They’ve also got the cheesy sci-fi picture, Vicious Lips (1986) and the Michael Biehn thriller, Timebomb (1991). The latter title about a man who loses his memory, only to discover that he was trained as an assassin; he then sets out to stop an evil plot. Kino are putting out The Legend of Hillbilly John (1972) as well as the mob comedy/drama Prizzi’s Honor (1985). That one

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was written up in a previous edition, but missed its release date. It’s finally arriving this week. They are also putting out Son of Paleface (1952) with Bob Hope. Finally, Warner Archive are releasing Miracle in the Rain (1956), the campy, all-star drama Skyjacked (1972) and the Sidney Poitier romance A Warm December (1973) on DVD.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles the kids might enjoy... Batman & Harley Quinn Peanuts by Schultz: School Days (29 All-New Shorts) Sesame Street: Trick or Treat on Sesame Street Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Tom and Jerry: Food Fight The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Complete English-Language

‘TRUE’ CAMPAIGN | FROM PAGE 13 but the guidelines are strict. For example, animals and livestock must be born and raised in New Mexico. Similarly, plants and non-meat agricultural products must carry marks or identification that can trace them to the farm of harvest and be verified by a third party certifying organization. The program is exclusive to New Mexico companies and products, and certifying officials are adamant that products be of high quality. Tourism officials cite a number of benefits when a business is ultimately accepted into the program. Certified True businesses and products get an online listing and might be selected for feature in New Mexico Magazine or on New Mexico True television. There are retail opportunities through a dedicated e-commerce website and access to a consumer retail-merchandising consultant. The business is authorized to integrate the New Mexico True Certified mark on its packaging and marketing materials, immediately identifying it as part of the program. Additional promotion opportunities are also offered, as are advertising, social media and public relations support. Recognizable businesses enrolled in the program include Taos Mesa Brewing Co. in El Prado; Bueno Foods headquartered in Albuquerque; and Mesilla Valley Produce in Las Cruces. That’s a small sample;

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ON THE TUBE! And listed below are the week’s TV-themed highlights. Black Sails: Season 4 Chicago Fire: Season 5 Chicago Med: Season 2 Delicious: Series 1 D e si g n at e d S ur v iv o r : Season 1 Elementary: Season 5 Gotham: Season 3 Ireland’s West Coast (PBS) NCIS: Season 14 The Originals: Season 4 Ripper Street: Season 5 Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 The White Princess: Season 1 Will & Grace: Season 1 T he Wonde r ful Wizard of Oz: The Complete English-Language TV Series (1986-87) Visit: cinemastance.com there are more than 150 in all, with more continuously coming on board. Vivac Winer y in Dixon became certified in the program last spring. Michele Padberg, owner and external director of marketing, said the experience has been a positive one. “Having this certification and use of the logo alerts people instantly to the high quality and legitimately New Mexico product they can expect from us,” Padberg said. “Having the state support us feels amazing. The marketing and PR New Mexico True does for its members is priceless,” she added. Padberg said that while Vivac is relatively early in the process in terms of seeing tangible results, she encourages other businesses to go through the certification process. “This is a program that shows that New Mexico has pride in its products. Tying into their ad campaigns and social media simply by having their seal on our products and linking in gives us a much wider audience,” Padberg said. For more information, visit the certification section of the New Mexico True website at www.newmexico.org. Or contact Victoria Romejko, coordinator of the Keep New Mexico True program, at (505) 660-4734 or Victoria.romejko@state.nm.us. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org. OPINIONS

NEWS Unattended death in Mossman neighborhood

Sudden death on a busy highway

Staff Reports


pedestrian walking in the area of Julie Drive and McKee, in the Mossman area, found an unresponsive male Aug. 29. When paramedics arrived, they confirmed that he was deceased. Gallup Police Department officers responded to the scene at about 8:13 am. GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said foul play isn’t believed to be a factor in this case. As of press time, police haven’t released the victim’s name, pending notification of next of kin. According to GPD Officer John Gonzales’s report, a witness walking in the area said

he was told by one of two men walking together about the down and out man, and that his name is “Kevin.” The witness then walked

over to the field, north of Julie Drive, and found the man lying under a tree. He took a stick and poked the man, but he was unresponsive.

Man sets self on fire at Ford Canyon Park Staff Reports


man, whose name hasn’t been released pending notification of next of kin, died en route to a local hospital from severe burns.

Gallup Police Department officers arrived on scene around midnight after receiving a call about a tree possibly being on fire. But, when officers arrived, they found a man suffering from severe injuries and a can of accelerant, likely

gas, in the area. “… It’s pretty disturbing,” GPD Capt. Marinda Spencer said. There doesn’t appear to be any foul play involved in the incident, based on a preliminary investigation of the scene.

Man found deceased at Allsup’s west Staff Reports


man found deceased in his truck at Allsup’s west by a store customer Aug. 30, has been identified as Michael James Yazzie, 73, of Sawmill, Ariz. Gallup Police responded to the scene at about 7:05 pm. A store clerk said the victim had been parked outside of the store for at least a couple of hours before the curious customer intervened. The witness told police that Yazzie had no pulse, and NEWS

It’s not clear whether the victim struck by a semi truck and pick up truck on I-40 westbound Aug. 29 was suicidal, but both drivers were helpless to do anything about the situation. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


t happened a lmost in the blink of an eye, at 5:33 am Tuesday morning; an alert interstate trucker noticed a pedestrian on I-40 westbound near mile marker 20. With no warning the male walker moved into the right hand lane of traffic and continued into the left hand lane. The impact, with the semi-tractor and trailer moving at 65 mph was little more than a cloud of dust, as described by an eyewitness following behind the large truck. “I saw h is brake lights come on as the truck moved to the left lane,” said the witness from Florida, according to Gallup Police Officer Adrian Quetawki’s repor t. “… T hen t he bra ke l ig hts came on again as the driver

made this eva sive ma neuver. A cloud of dust at the point of impact blinded me for a couple of seconds and I think I ran over the pedestrian, too.” T he w it ne s s wa s lat er proved cor rect, thoug h it made no difference to the victim. He was dead, another of the countless casualties n a t ionw ide t h a t d a r e t o challenge the steady stream of t r a f f ic c r i s s - c r o s s i n g highways. Pol ic e a r r i ve d a l mo s t insta ntly a nd rerouted tra ffic to Highway 66. The personnel from the Off ice of the Medical Investigator a r r ived to take their measurements and fill out their for ms. There wa s no identification on the deceased, no t t o t a l l y u nu s u a l , bu t dishear tening to the family that may still be looking for their relative.

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An Allsup’s customer made a sad discovery Aug. 30. A man had died in his truck. Photo Credit: Babette Herrmann paramedics confirmed this when they arrived on scene. Foul play doesn’t appear to be a factor in this case, GPD

Capt. Marinda Spencer said, and it appears Yazzie likely passed away from natural causes.




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Police Activity Report By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


ots of warrants, three criminal complaints, and a smattering of other items make up the police activ ity for the Gallup Police Depar tment a nd the McK inley Cou nt y Sher i f f ’s O f f ice t h i s la st week.

GPD WARRANTS Ma rcel i no M. A ngele s (Magistrate Court), Chandler Chavez (Out of County), Alfrain Cross (Magistrate Cour t), James Deschine (Magistrate Cour t), Her ma n Jim (Out of County), Emanuel Lewis (Parole/Probation), Shawn A. Platero (Magistrate Court), Sharrie L. Ryan (Municipal Cou r t), Ch r istopher Sa m (Parole/Probation), Ferlanda Smith (Pa role/ Probation), Serena Soce (Municipal and Magistrate Courts), Sharon Tolino (Municipal Cour t), Tyrell Wilson (Out of County), and Marvin Yazzie (Magistrate Court).

MCSO WARRANTS Thoma s Begay (Bench Warrant), Dav id Cordova, A nd rew Fa lcon (S ever a l Wa r r a n t s), L i o n e l H a l e (Municipal Court), Steve Howe, John Melford Kee (Magistrate Court), Zachary Kee (Several Warrants), Lionel Long (Out of County), Aquilino Lopez (Bench Wa r ra nts), A nd re Toledo (Federal Warrant), and Murphy Tullie. Two reports of Battery on a Household member were recorded by GPD Officer Daniel Brown, one on Algarson Nez and the other on Nathaniel Begay. The third Statement of Probable Cause matched the description of a suspect in a burglary. The suspect was using stolen financial cards and at the time was holding his infant child, while a 9 mm Parabellum could be seen under the seat. The suspect Austin Bahe, also had drug parapharnelia in his lap. The child’s mother, Mikisha Jeff, took custody of the child, and Bahe was transported to the MCDC for

booking procedures. An 18-pack of beer was taken from the Thoreau Giant Store, and more beer was taken from the Dead Horse Mustang by a known male. Other larcenies during the week was the theft of a silver 2014 Nissan Sentra from Gamerco, and a gold 2003 Ford Taurus that had a computer and phone inside. Accidents without injuries, include a police vehicle backing into a pole on private property, a vehicle blew a tire and lost control, driving through a right of way fence, a vehicle was sideswiped by a CMV in a construction zone on U.S. 491, mile marker 7, and a vehicle traveling on U.S. 491 had its windshield cracked by a rock from a passing vehicle. Deput ie s a s si s t ed t he Navajo Police Department 13 times during the week and seven miscellaneous incident reports were written, including one of a dog eating his neighbor’s chicken, and another on an intoxicated male subject who tried running from a deputy but fell and broke his leg.

Zuni man sentenced to prison for manslaughter conviction Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE – Darold Ray ZunieFeathers, 21, a member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29 in federal court in Santa Fe, to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntar y ma nslaughter conviction. ZunieFeathers was arrested in April 2016, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the complaint, ZunieFeathers killed a Zuni Pueblo man by running over him with a vehicle on July 29, 2015, on the Zuni Indian Reser vat ion i n McK i n ley County, N.M. At the time ZunieFeathers ran over the victim, ZunieFeathers was driving under the influence of alcohol. ZunieFeathers was subsequently indicted on the same charge on May 10, 2016.


L BUQU ERQU E – Thomas J. Yazzie, Jr., 52, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation from Bloomfield, N.M., was sentenced Aug. 29, in federal court in Albuquerque, to 30 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for his conviction on an involuntary manslaughter charge. Yazzie was arrested on Feb. 7, on a n indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter. According to the indictment, Yazzie killed a man while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Friday September 1, 2017 • Gallup Sun

On Jan. 11, ZunieFeathers pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing the victim by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. ZunieFeathers acknowledged that the alcohol rendered him incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating the vehicle. T h is ca se wa s i nvestigated by the Gallup office of t he F BI a nd t he Zu n i Police Department and was pr o s e c ut e d by A s si s t a nt U.S. At tor ney Nichola s J. Marshall.

Bloomfield man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter Staff Reports


Darold Ray ZunieFeathers

San Juan County, N.M., on May 10, 2016. On March 30, Yazzie pled guilty to the indictment and admitted killing the victim, a passenger in his vehicle, by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. Yazzie acknowledged that the alcohol rendered him incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating the vehicle. This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI, the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Murphy. NEWS

Dozens of cats rescued from hoarding situation FUTURE OF FELINES UNCERTAIN

By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


t has become a joke in our society, but it really is not funny. The older person, usually a lady but not necessarily, who has taken in more cats or dogs than is responsible for them to keep, especially in the city. It is a disease, with a name long enough to trip over, that affects caring people who honestly want to do the right thing

and wind up with a total mess on their hands. Some call these folks animal hoarders, other collectors, but whatever the term, a mobile home on the 600 block of Jay Street in Gallup became overran with cats. Gallup-McKinley Humane Society animal control officers are still trying to rectify the problem, which began earlier this week. There have been 60 cats “rescued” so far, according to Humane Society Director Cosy

Balok. “Most of the cats we have removed are sick,” Balok said. “They are all feral and know how to hide and escape capture. We are holding them at animal control but most will need to be euthanized. Cats especially, when put into closed environments like they were, contract serious illnesses, including: leukemia, Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), and upper respiratory virus.”

First responders gather outside of a mobile home at 600 Jay St., in response to a severe cat hoarding situation. About 60 cats have been collected from the area. Photo Credit: Courtesy

Workers in hazmat gear exit the trailer of an alleged cat hoarding situation on Jay Street in Gallup. Photo Credit: Courtesy

Cat carriers stacked outside of the mobile home on the 600 block of Jay Street. The trailer has been hauled away, and the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society continues their efforts to trap cats. Photo Credit: Courtesy

NM State Police investigate fatal I-40 crash in Grants Staff Repprts


RANTS – On Aug. 30, around 5:30 pm, New Mexico State Police responded to a semi-tractor trailer fire on Interstate 40 at mile marker 83 westbound, in Grants. When officers arrived on

scene they found the CMV fully engulfed in flames. Local Fire Department and EMS personnel were on scene working to extinguish the fire and provide aid. Witnesses told officers they observed the CMV traveling westbound when the vehicle suffered a tire blowout. The vehicle crossed into the

A neighbor in the area, who asked to remain anonymous, said the woman living in the trailer often sat in her car or on the porch of her trailer. Neighbors were tipped off by the stench coming from trailer, prompting them to call authorities. The ongoing hunt for more cats in and around this mobile home will continue until Balok

is positive that all have been captured. Balok stressed the advantages of vaccinating and caring for your pets, which includes spaying and neutering your loved ones to avoid having to care for possibly unwanted litters. Contact your persona l veterinarian or the Humane Society for more details and cost.

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median striking rocks and then caught on fire. The driver suffered fatal injuries in the crash and has not been identified as of press time. The Office of the Medical Investigator will be working to determine the identity of the driver. This crash remains under investigation.

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A N TA F E – S t a t e Aud itor T i m Kel ler released a “Risk Review of Ad m i n ist rative Support of Charter Schools”


Aug. 29. The report from the Office of the State Auditor reveals a lack of transparency and accountability for funds withheld from charter schools intended to provide administrative support to safeguard

education dollars at those schools and help them succeed. Over a five-year period, nearly $20 million was withheld from

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T New UNM-G initiatives encourages ‘lifelong’ learning Staff Reports


tudents at UNM-Gallup now have even more reasons than ever to be “lifelong learners” thanks to some new initiatives at the campus. UNMGallup functions as a two-year community college but with the closure of the Extended University site over a year ago, students have had a harder time accessing upper division bachelor and graduate coursework. With the expertise of Melissa Collings, Educational Site Coordinator, and Roxanne Escajeda, Student Recruitment Specialist, students can now explore additional educational options once they graduate from UNM-Gallup. Escajeda currently works to recruit students into online programs available through the UNM main campus in Albuquerque. This allows students the convenience of working remotely on their degree programs from almost any location. The bachelor programs available this fall that utilize a fully online format include Bachelor of Arts y-owned degrees in Chicano/Chicana the way Studies, Native A mer ica n Studies, and Psychology. Also

offered will be a Master of Arts degree in Construction Management. According to Escajeda, “The online format and 8 week schedule of courses means students often need less time to finish their degree.” She functions as an enrollment coach by growing awareness of the online choices, getting students admitted and ultimately referring them to advisors within their chosen programs. Escajeda is noticing an increase in the number of students who are enrolling in online degree programs. “For many people it is something they always thought of doing it because it could enhance their current job. The fully online coursework means students can go to school while continuing with their jobs. Even parents of young children are discovering the convenience of online learning by doing their school work after their children have gone to bed at night.” Collings is in a newly created position at UNM-Gallup where she will be helping students transfer to four year institutions. She noticed that many students stop going to school after they complete their two year degree, often times due to a lack of understanding of

what is needed to transfer. Collings says, “I want to let students know what resources are available to them to navigate the system. We are working to achieve softer hand offs to four year institutions.” Currently Collings plans on working as a transfer advisor for programs at the UNM main campus, but the hope is partnerships can grow with other institutions. “We hope the transfer center will allow for smooth transitions with other higher education systems, especially in areas where UNM may not offer programs.” Knowing where to begin is often the biggest challenge for students looking to move forward with their education. Collings notes,” We will work with our main campus to decide how and when to have branch students talk about transferring so they can maximize both their financial aid and their long term goals. Sometimes getting the right pre-requisites and getting admitted can be the hardest part.” For more information about upper division and online programs, contact Melissa Collings at (505) 863-7573 or Roxanne Escajeda at (505) 863-7554.


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he Cit y of Ga l lup E m e r g e n c y Ma nagement Team conducted an emergency practice drill Aug. 23, at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, 800 Sweetwater Rd. in Gallup. The drill simulated a toxic chlorine leak from a one‐ton cylinder that is a key product used to process wastewater by

the WWTP management company CH2M Inc. Participants in the drill included the Gallup Police Depa r t ment , Ga l lup F i re Department, McKinley County Fire & Emergency Management and Metro Dispatch. Practice drills are conducted occasionally to help facilitators train and evaluate current emergency protocols and equipment and determine when changes are necessary.

STATE AUDITOR | FROM PAGE 17 charter schools, much of it which cannot be tracked to specific expenditures to support those schools. Charter schools in New Mexico are overseen by the Public Education Department, or the school district in the area. The OSA used a sample from PED and school districts that varied in size and geographic location. Chartering author ities may w ithhold two percent of each charter schools’ school-generated program cost to provide assistance. While the total dollar amounts withheld were consistent with state law, the OSA found that the chartering authorities did not consistently track how they were using the funds. “The specifics about what training and support charter schools are receiving for their withheld funds are about as clear as mud,” stated State Auditor Tim Keller. “We found an unfortunate lack of transparency and accountability, which makes it difficult to see if these dollars are being used effectively. As the number of charter schools in our state

NM State Auditor Tim Keller steadily increases, the Public Education Department needs to step up and take responsibility for its oversight and provide the tools these schools need.”   To address these problems, the OSA calls on PED to revise outdated guidance on how the funds should be budgeted for, provide training to districts to strengthen the tracking of expenditures, and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of whether the funds are being a l located ef f icient ly a nd effectively. The OSA will presented t h i s i n fo r m a t i o n t o t h e Legislative Education Study Committee Aug. 30. NEWS

WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports James Deschine 08.25.17, 1:29 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Gallup P o l i c e Officer John Gonzales was dispatched to Third Street and Maloney in reference to a request for law enforcement assistance from Gallup MedStar employees Christian Sarracino and Brian Kohner. Both had witnessed a car turn North onto Third Street, hitting the curb and then going onto the sidewalk, narrowly missing a pedestrian. They stopped the driver from walking away from the accident and did a welfare check while Officer Gonzales was en route. The subject first identified himself as Patrick De sch i ne but event u a l ly changed it to James Deschine. He did not have identification on his person. The subject initially refused a field sobriety test but after changing his name to James agreed to do a breath test. Officer Gonzales confirmed his identity at Metro Dispatch and also found an outstanding warrant from Magistrate Court. The subject was then given a breath test and blew a 0.25 and 0.24, which placed him in the Aggressive DWI category. After a medical check at Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gonzales was returning to his unit with the handcuffed Deshine, who then threw himself to the ground and refused to get up. Deshine began thrashing around on the ground, yelling “stop throwing me around.” GIMC security assisted in getting Deschine back on his feet and into the police unit. He was then transported to the McKinley County Detention Center and booked. Joshua Duboise 08.25.17, 4:30 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense GPD O f f ic e r D ou g l a s Hoffman observed a pickup going west on Aztec between Second and Third Streets weaving from left to right and out of its lane of traffic. Attempting to catch up to the vehicle, the NEWS

officer saw the vehicle d r i ve i nt o the opposite lane of traffic and run the stop sign at Fifth and Aztec at a high rate of speed, approximately 40 in a 25 mph zone. The truck then took a hard turn and went up and over the curb, hitting a wooden light pole in front of Aztec Theaters. The light pole was broken, causing power lines to hit the ground around the truck. After exiting his pickup, the driver said his face and arm kind of hurt. When asked how much alcohol he had drank, he admitted to having a few. When asked how many a few was, he said eight. When Duboise was being treated on scene by the ambulance crew, he began to punch himself in the face. After being transported to GIMC, the hospital staff did a portable breath test with a result of 0.153. Duboise was then transported to MCDC and booked. Keith Soseeah 08.24.17, 4:39 am DWI, 1st Offense McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s D e p u t y Frank Villa, Jr. observed a white Chev rolet Impa la swer v ing a ll over State Highway 118, crossing the center line three times and the edge line once. That was enough for the deputy to engage his emergency lights and pull over the vehicle near Beta Street, in Williams Acres. All the signs of possible DWI were present when Soseeah exited his vehicle: slurred speech and bloodshot eyes along with the harsh aroma of ingested alcohol. Soseeah attempted to perform a field sobriety test but performed poorly and was arrested for DWI. At the Sheriff’s Office, Soseeah blew a BAC of 0.12 on two separate tests and was booked into MCDC. Shaunee Marie Clark 08.24.17, 8:18 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Dispatched to 1870 East Highway 66, GPD Officer

Andrew Thayer saw the suspected vehicle in the parking lot of Walgreen’s and made contact with Clark as she was southbound. Clark first stated that she had had nothing to drink that day but upon further questioning admitted to imbibing three mini bottles of Fireball throughout the day, the last one being about four hours prior to driving. Just wanting to go home, Clark agreed to a field sobriety test but promptly failed them. She then agreed to a breath test and was transported to the GPD, blowing a 0.19 and a 0.18. She was then takn to MCDC and booked. Serena Y. Soce 08.24.17, 9:48 am Agg. Driving, 1st Offense Called by dispatch in reference to a reck le s s driver crashing into signs and with the tires f lat, Daniel Brown spotted the suspect vehicle, already pulled over by GPD Detective Lt. Rosanne Morrissette. Three of the four tires were flat, there was heavy damage to the rims, and a dent on the front end. The front bumper was also underneath the vehicle. The vehicle drove through the Red Rock Elementar y School zone and came to rest in front of the residence at 1424 Red Rock Drive. Soce was transported to the GPD and gave an initial sample of 0.25. Attempts for a second sample resulted in Soce pleading the 5th Amendment, claiming the process was taking too long and that gave her the right to not be bothered or answer questions. Soce was transported to MCDC and booked and was also served with two warrants that were outstanding. Vincent Chicharello 08.23.17, 2:47 Agg. DWI, 6th Offense MCSO Lt. Eric D. Jim was dispatched to the intersection of Crestview Road and

Sa n Jua n Drive in reference to a two-vehicle cra sh. One d r iver h a d admitted t o d r i n king prior to the crash and the deputy on scene had fur ther advised Lt. Jim that Chicharello was at fault by making a wide turn onto San Juan and was reported to be talking on his cell phone. Complaining of medical problems, Chicharello was g iven a n a lter nate f ield sobr iet y te st t hat he st i l l was unable to pass. At 5:35 pm, h i s blood wa s d r aw n by ER nurse Rhea nna Hu f f m a n, a nd sea led a nd p a c k a g e d fo r l a t e r u s e . Ch ich a rel lo wa s t a ken t o MCDC and booked. Mick Amir Martin 08.21.17, 9:03 pm Agg. DWI, 4th Offense G P D O f f i c e r Douglas Hoffman responded to 418 Zane in reference to a f ig ht . While getting the information, a white pickup drove by slowly and then sped off. The calling party said this was the truck involved in the fight and that all five males inside were intoxicated. Martin insisted that he had only been the driver for the other occupants of the truck and that he had ingested no alcohol, but his efforts to pass the field sobriety test did not back up the statement. His refusal to take a breath test cost him his license and he was arrested on the spot. Of the four other men in the truck, two of them had warrants for their arrest. Martin was transported to MCDC for booking. Felissa Lopez 08.20.17, 6:28 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense

G P D O f f i c e r Dominic Molina was t he second of f icer on scene at an accident involving a red Jeep that had gone over the curb and into the canyon area at the corner of Philipina and Country Club. A por table breath test revealed a result of 0.234, and though she agreed to take a field sobriety test, she was unable to perform and finally said, “Stop, I can’t do this, can’t you just take me to jail alredy?” Off icer Molina obliged Lopez by placing her in cuffs. She refused further testing and was transported to MCDC and booked. Billy Nez, Jr. 07.31.17, 10:31 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense G P D O f f i c e r S t e v e n Eldridge spotted the m a r o o n vehicle with 24 inch rims d ispatched t o a l l u n it s. T he veh icle wa s t ravel i ng to Wi ndow Rock. Officer Eldridge was Eastbound on Montoya ready to merge onto the Miyamura over pass when he spotted the GMC Yukon going the other way. A quick U-turn put Eldridge in a good posit ion to fol low a nd watch the suspected drunk driver. The Yukon got off I- 40 at the Munoz overpass, failing to stop at the red light, but coming to a halt when the emergency lights flashed in his direction. When asked if he would take a field sobriety test, Nez said he was too intoxicated. He responded in the same manner when asked about the breathalyzer. He was then arrested and transported to MCDC and booked.

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SPORTS 360 Gallup paws the visiting Bernalillo Spartans, wins 33-0 By Duane Haven Sun Correspondent


ALLUP – The Gallup Bengals kicked off their season opener against the visiting Bernalillo Spartans with a towering 33-0 victory in action play Friday night at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium Aug. 25. The Bengals and Spartans had a slow first quarter with offensive and defensive inaccuracies. It took both sides to get comfortable with their team’s play-calling and system. B e n g a l s h a d mu lt iple rushers to handle the ball for Gallup. With 2:58 on the clock late in the first quarter, Spartans had turned the ball over with a forced fumble by Gallup. The Bengals took advantage of this turnover and scored first with a touchdown pass from Dominick Stewart to Quincy Smith to get Gallup Football on the scoreboard with an 8-0 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter started out with a Spartans turnover. Bengal’s Quarterback, Stewart comes through with a rushing

touchdown with 8:14 to go in the second quarter. Bernalillo struggled in the second quarter to get the ball moving for yards. The first half ended with a score of 14-0 with the Bengals ahead. “We’re pretty healthy, and a young football team.” Bengal’s head coach Joshua Olfen said. “We’re looking for a winning season. We are still young, and we’re looking to upset a few teams along the way on our schedule. We’re just trying to get six wins this year.” Gallup had a couple of sacks in the third quarter and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Bengals Defensive Back, Zacharri Fields to extend their lead to 20-0 with 2:31 left in the third quarter. “We’ve lost three starters in our offensive-line coming into this week. Gallup Played very well. We got to get better. Our young kids played well.” Spartans head coach John Cobos said. “I’m not going to make a prediction of how our season will go; but, I promise this, everybody will know that they played us. I guarantee they will be in a dog fight

Gallup Bengals Football team starting their season opener against the Bernalillo Spartans Aug. 25. Photo Credit: Duane Haven with us.” Coach Cobos delivers about his team’s loss tonight at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. With 5:50 to go late in the fourth quarter Bengals football rushed for their fourth touchdown into the end zone to extend their lead. Bengals K i c ke r, C a r l o s G a r c i a’s field goal attempt puts the

Bengal’s defense holds off running game against the Spartans Aug. 25. Photo Credit: Duane Haven

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Bengals up 27- 0. Gallup’s defense capped off the game with an interception deep into their own territory to return 75-yards for a touchdown with 1:18 remaining in the fourth quarter. “I know we want to take some positives away from this win, but we did a lot of things wrong.” Gallup coach Olfen

said. “We’ve got the same game plan for Thoreau coming up after our bye-week this week.” Gallup has a bye-week this week and will return Friday night Sep. 8 to host Thoreau at 7 pm at the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. Bernalillo will host the visiting Navajo Prep Eagles Friday Sep. 1 at 7 pm.

Bengals Quarterback Dominick Stewart rushes for yards against Spartans defense Aug. 25. Photo Credit: Duane Haven SPORTS

Gallup Sports By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


a l lup H ig h had a pretty good week in sports, dominating Bernalillo in football and winning both ends of the cross countr y meet in Tohatchi. Soccer was a win/lose proposition though as the boys took on district foe Belen while the girls had the easier route over a much smaller school, Navajo Prep. Boys’ Soccer Belen shut out the Bengal boys’ last Saturday by a score of 7- 0. The slightly la rger school just played ha rder and smarter than Gallup on the pitch, but it is early in the season. Cross Country Senior Jessica Ramirez came out strong in the first meet of t he yea r on t he Tohatchi course tagged as Ha mbu rger H i l l. Ra m i rez finished first in 21:13 and her tea m mates pla ced i n five spots of the first nine runners, with all seven in the top 14. Celine Nez (4th in 25:13), Bailey Tom (7th in 25:23), Hunter Livingston (8 t h i n 2 5 : 2 4), K a t e l y n Thompson (9th in 25:34.01), Jordan Begay (11th in 25:41), and Cearra Williams (14th in 26:53) left no doubt in opponents’ minds that the Bengal Ladies will be in the running at state. The boys’ team was not quite as strong but put all six runners in the top 13. Shawn

McCraith led the pack with a 6th place finish in 19:38, while Brandon James (9th in 20:20), Dustin Long (10th in 20:26), Rylie Begay (11th in 20:47), Illiyah Lester (12th in 20:52) and Wacey Begay (13th in 20:53) rounded out the team finishes. Football The first two names in Ga l lup footba l l t h i s sea son are Zakarri Fields and Joh n ny Blueeyes, t houg h fans will see other players stepping up as the season cont i nue s. F ield s scored tw ice in the shutout w in, 33-0, over Bernalillo, including a punt return and a 3-yard reception. And Blueeyes was the field general under center that directed the Bengal offense so well. Gallup fans are optimistic that this rousing start will fire up the team as the season unfolds. Girls’ Soccer The girls had a great day in Farmington and shut out Navajo Prep 9-0 in a game that was no contest from the start. Box scores were not available by press time.

Wingate Sports By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent Cross Country T he Bea r s open cross country season this Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Soaring Hawks Invitational in Thoreau. Best of luck to all participants! Football The long drive to Crownpoint must have worn the Bears down as the host Eagles defeated them 24-14. It’s very early in the season and there is plenty of time to get re-invigorated by the time the Bears hosted Santa Fe Indian School yesterday. Volleyball It was a dismal start for the SPORTS

Miyamura Sports Boys’ Soccer The boys came out on the short end against the neighboring Rehoboth Lynx, 2-1, on Aug. 24 but there is plenty of season left to provide more exciting games like this one. Cross Country The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will open their season today, Sept. 1, at the Rehoboth Invite. The races start at 3 pm. Football Thursday night lights did not bother the Patriot football team on Aug. 24 as the purple-clad home team ran over, under, and around the visiting Grants’ Pirates 47-7.

Except for the single play that cost Ga llup a touchd ow n , t he B e n g a l b oy s’ used QB Matt Chavez and R eceiver/ Defen sive Ba ck Brandon Vidal well. Chavez presented ma ny problems for Grants with his passing a nd r u n n ing sk ills, wh ile Vidal caught two passes and intercepted one by Grants for a 3-score night. Not bad for opening the season! The Patriots will visit the Rio Grande Ravens on Sept. 2 at Milne Stadium at 1 pm in Albuquerque. Girls’ Soccer The girls’ won two games on Friday Aug. 25 on the Rehoboth pitch, edging out the host Lynx 1-0 and blasting the Academy of Technology and Classics 9-0.

ATC is a small private school in Santa Fe. Volleyball T he Pa t r iot vol leyba l l team warmed up for a week off by v isiti ng dow ntow n Sh iprock a nd com i ng out of the Pit with a 3-0 victory over the Lady Chieftains. The game was played on Aug. 24 wh ile the nex t schedu led match is to be determined at a tournament in Moriarty today, Sept. 1.

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Abbreviations used as follows: GHS-Gallup High School, MHS-Miyamura High School, RCHS-Rehoboth Christian High School, WHS-Wingate High School, CC-Cross Country, BS-Boys’ Soccer, CC-Cross Country, FB-Football, GS-Girls’ Soccer, VB-Volleyball. All schedules are subject to change with no warning. Please check with your schools’ Activity Director to ensure that event will take place on that particular day. Sept. 01, Friday MHS CC @ Rehoboth, 3 MHS VB @ Moriarty Tourn., TBA

Sept. 02, Saturday MHS FB @ Rio Grande (Milne), 1 MHS GS @ Valencia, 11 MHS VB @ Moriarty Tourn., TBA RCHS BS @ Round Valley, 1 WHS CC @ Thoreau, 9 Sept. 05, Tuesday GHS BS @ E. Mtn., 5 GHS GS @ E. Mtn., 3 MHS BS @ Belen, 3 MHS GS vs. Belen, 3 MHS VB @ Laguna, 4 WHS VB @ Zuni, 4 Sept. 6, Wednesday MHS BS @ Rehoboth, 5 RCHS BS vs. Miyamura, 5 Sept. 07, Thursday MHS VB @ Thoreau, 4 WHS FB vs. Miyamura JV, 7

Sports Scores

Aug.24, Thursday MHS BS 1, Rehoboth 2 MHS FB 47, Grants 7 MHS VB 3, Shiprock 0 RCHS BS 2, Miyamura 1 WHS VB 0, Grants 3 Aug. 25, Friday GHS FB 33, Bernalillo 0 MHS GS 1, Rehoboth 0 MHS GS 9, Acad. of Tech and Classics 0 RCHS GS 0, MHS 1 RCHS GS 1, Bloomfield 6 WHS FB 14, Crownpoint 24

Aug. 26, Saturday GHS BS 0, Belen 7 GHS CC Boys’, 1st place, 48 points; Girls’, 1st place, 29 points. RCHS GS 9, ATC 1 RCHS VB 3, WHS 0 WHS VB 0, RCHS 3 Aug. 29, Tuesday GHS GS 9, Navajo Prep 0 RCHS BS 3, Grants 2, 2OT RCHS GS 1, Grants 10 RCHS VB 3, Thoreau 1 WHS VB 0, Tohatchi 3

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SEPT 1-7, 2017 FRIDAY Sept. 1 SBDC WORKSHOP UNM-Gallup Small Business Development Center presents: SBA Live Business Succession Planning 101. This class is limited to five people. Please register online or call (505) 722-2220. 10 am-12 pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W Hwy. 66. Free. 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. GALLUP POETRY SLAM Join us for the Gallup Poetry Slam. Poets, spoken word artists, and storytellers, come share your work and connect with other local artists. Not a poet? We’d love to see you in the audience for this FREE community event. 6:30-8:30 pm, ART123 Gallery Downtown Gallup. SATURDAY Sept. 2 THE GREY AREA This mandatory student training is hosted by UNM-Gallup. 10-11 am, UNM-Gallup 705 Gurley Ave. 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).

Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Bouncy Balls WEDNESDAY Sept. 6 GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR Bring in your personal technology devices and our technology trainer will answer questions and help you trouble shoot. Gadget Garage is on a first come first serve basis. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov. 10-11 am, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. 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. HISPANIC HERITAGE FILMS Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, popcorn provided. Film: Selena. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. THURSDAY Sept. 7

LABOR DAY No school 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.

FREE COMPUTER TRAINING The library offers free computer training throughout September: Introduction to the Internet. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Call (505) 863-129. 3-5 pm, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Toilet Paper Roll Farm Animals GMCS OPEN HOUSE We are combining our “Open House” with our first Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) meeting. Jefferson is in the second year of piloting the APTT. 5:30-7 pm, Jefferson Elementary School.



FREE COMPUTER TRAINING The library offers free computer training throughout September: Introduction to Computer Skills. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Call (505) 863-129. 3-5 pm, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. 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,

ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3 - 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library (management room). Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

SUNDAY Sept. 3 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 Sept. 4



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) 728-9246. GREEN REVOLUTION Through September 9, enjoy: Green Revolution. This Smithsonian Institution “Traveling Exhibition Service” uses recycled and repurposed materials to teach creative ways to reduce waste and conserve energy. Don’t miss this free exhibit full of handson fun for everyone at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E Main Street, during regular museum hours. For more information visit www.fmtn. org/FarmingtonMuseum or call (505) 599-1174. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am - noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. 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) 7219208, 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. 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). SAVE THE DATE ARTCRAWL: FAIR AND SQUARE Come on down to ArtsCrawl in September for hayrides, pie eating contests, square dancing, a street picnic, and more county fair-inspired fun. 7-9 pm, Downtown Gallup. Free. TAIZE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE On Sept. 10, a Taize candlelight service will take place at 4pm. Peace will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, scripture, and readings of various faith traditions. Location: 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Call Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. 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. NORTHFEST On Sept. 15, celebrate the Northside Community! Events: language, community, and storytelling. Special thanks to event sponsor, Councilor Linda Garcia. 10 am-3 pm, UNM-G North Campus, 425 N 7th St. Free. GALLUP INTERFAITH GATHERING On Sept. 19, Gallup Interfaith Gathering will be held at 6:30 pm. Bring food or drink for a shared meal. All are welcome! Bring a friend. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive). Call (505) 9053247. MONTHLY MEETING On Sep. 21, meet with Councilor Fran Palochak (District 4). Councilor Palochak will listen to your concerns, compliments, and complaints. 6-8 pm, Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito 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 mustsee show features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s 55-year history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more. For ticket information, call (505) 599-1148. FALL CAREER FAIR Hosted by UNM-Gallup. 10 am- 1pm, Gurley Hall, UNM-Gallup. MONTHLY MEETING On Sept. 28, 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. 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.

Gallup Sun • Friday September 1, 2017



The Watchman’s Canoe Cast


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Adam Beach

FROM: United States, Canada, Israel, Spain, Mexico, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Republic of Korea, Denmark, China & Belgium

COMEDY SHOW Featuring Ernie Tsosie III, Isiah Yazzie, Drew Lacapa and more!

SPECIAL GUESTS Joseph Tessay &

The Apache Crown Dancers

Gallup Downtown Conference Center

El Morro Theatre

204 W. Coal Ave, Gallup NM

207 W. Coal Ave, Gallup, NM

Wanted! Sponsors, Volunteers, Vendors Gallup Film Festival (505) 722-8982

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