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WHAT A TOWN! A homecoming, film fest, NorthFest … more. See Stories Inside


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NEWS Paying homage to Gallup’s north side ‘NORTHFEST’ CELEBRATES AN OLD NEIGHBORHOOD’S ROOTS

Del Norte Elementary Principal Kristen Bischoff smiles proudly for a job well done. The new school, which is a combination of two former schools Juan de Onate and Washington, moved the ladder in the state grading system, and celebrated their success at UNM-G’s NorthFest event Sept. 15. Story and photos by Dee Velasco For the Sun

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ringing the cultures of t he nor t h side community together, U N M - G’s Nor t h Campus in collaboration with gallupARTS, Art123 Gallery, ATD Fourth World, and New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department, held “NorthFest” Sept. 15. The celebration was held at the UNM-G North Campus, 425 North St., with art, language, food, music and storytelling. NorthFest invited students of the newly built Del Norte Elementary school to participate in the festivities. Laura Jijon, director of the North Campus, says the north side often gets a bad rap, and people tend to think of it as the wayward side of town. Jijon wanted to show people that a lot of good things go on here and hopes this event becomes an annual thing, plus she said a happy accident was that Del Norte received an “A” grade and was celebrating their good

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work and decided to put the two together. “This is the first year and we wanted to do something with our students ... we decided to do this by celebrating language, arts, storytelling and literacy,” she said. “Everything we’re doing here is way to tell a story, and that’s one reason. The second reason is that we wanted to celebrate the north side. We got support for this from City Councilor Linda Garcia, who gave us $3,000 out of her discretionary fund, which went to purchasing the materials for this event.” Hav ing the students of the newly minted Del Norte Elementa r y went ha nd in hand. Del Norte Elementary was the merging of two schools, Juan de Onate, which is now closed, and the recently demolished Washington Elementary. Onate received an “A” grade and Washington a “B” grade. Principal Kristen Bischoff, who was the principal of both schools for the past five years, said this was a time of celebrating their academic successes

Students taking part in fence weaving during the NorthFest celebration at UNM-G North Campus Sept. 15.

Del Norte Elementary, 700 W. Wilson, will be getting a new parking lot soon. and the diverse cultures of the north side community. “It was a smooth transition of 500 kids and 75 staff members, since March 2017, to this new school,” she said. “I thought I would have never dreamed of being part of such

a huge project in taking two schools from an “F” to an “A and B.” Born and raised in Gallup, Bischoff says she is a “turn around” principal, who turns low, failing schools to thriving ones, and was excited about

this new change. Being a leader for this project meant some notable transitions. “I care about the kids and want them to be successful,

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Rockin’ Life event rolls into Rio West Mall supervisor, the local media, and the general manager of the mall. They all gave him the green light to arrange the first annual “Rockin’ Life” event in 2016. With positive feedback from his partnership, Billie reached out to the local wellness programs and several departments to aid and assist the community via

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community gathering that aims to create awareness to fight depression, suicide, and addiction – to support prevention and recovery and encourage expression through music, art and talent – took place

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at the Rio West Mall Sept. 14. The 2nd Annual Rockin’ Life event, spearheaded by community liaison Watts Billie, showed the initiative by bringing the community together to showcase their hidden talents. It was a song he heard on the radio that brought his ideas to life. Not only music, but the

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available resources and programs that are out there to support individuals who are struggling with life. “I thought about how music was my light in my darkest of days and how positive expression could be the light to everyone else,” Billie said. Without hesitation, Billie introduced his thoughts to his

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Correspondents Duane Haven Tom Hartsock Calendar Editor Lealia Nelson Photography Knifewing Segura Design David Tsigelman On the Cover: A photo collage of events from last weekend. Various photographers. The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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ROCKIN’ LIFE | FROM PAGE 4 information booths. “I thought putting together an event that collaborated all of this; an expression of life through music, art, and talent. What better way to express life, by rocking it,” Billie said. Anita Artalejo, General Manager of the Rio West Mall was very pleased with this year’s turnout. The seats in center court of the mall were not empty.

There was plenty of talent for the audience to enjoy. Those talents included a pound demo with the Zuni Wellness Center, local guitarists and singers, and a kite festival demonstration. “I was very excited and proud for Watts,” Artalejo said. “He did a wonderful job to bring Rockin’ Life back to the mall. We hope it will continue to grow and reach out the communities.” United Healthcare and Rio West Mall co-sponsored the event.

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n a relative slow week, the Sheriff’s Department wrote some 116 citations for the bulk of the law enforcement work. There were several warrants to serve as well, including nine for one man, all from Municipal Court.

GPD WARRANTS Cordell Bahe (Magistrate Court), Erin Becenti (Municipal Court), Victoria A. Begay (Failure to Appear), Ronald Joseph Benner (Magistrate Court), Leroy Copi (Magistrate Court), Wendy K. Curley (District Court and Municipal Court), Dominic Garcia (Parole/Probation), Latanya Hoskie (Municipal Court), Rudy Martinez (Municipal Court), Derrick Mitchell (9 from Municipal Court), Scotty Kine Morgan (Magistrate Court), Chauntaey Saucedo (Fugitive from Justice), Dana Williams (Magistrate Court), and Christella Yazzie (Failure to Pay Fines).

MCSO WARRANTS Shaun Ben, Ronald Etsitty, Vernell Harvey, Budford Henry, Mathew Jameson, Frederick Platero and Arlene Sanchez. A break in at the Thoreau Water and Sanitation office resulted in some ransacked drawers and about $3 in coins that had been taken. A burglary in Mentmore netted a lot more as

two saddles, valued at $2,700 were taken from a home while the occupants had been attending a rodeo. The was also the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle in Ramah, a license plate that was removed from a parked vehicle, and two Giant stores, one in Thoreau and one in Springstead, were attacked for a total of 60 cans of beer. MCSO Deputy Frank Villa Jr. was dispatched to the scene of an accident on State Highway 264 in reference to a pedestrian fatality. The man, identified as Anderson Smith, 52, of Yahtahey, was hit while standing in the middle of the road. Despite swerving to the left, the pedestrian was contacted by the right front fender . Deputy Villa called Investigator Merle Bates and briefed him on what had happened an then called OMI who called out Summer Baker to ascertain the death and to aid in the identification. There were more reports, but it was mostly a little bit of this and some more of that, important to the victim(s) but just another shift in a patrol car for law enforcement.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports M a n u e l I r a Rodriguez-Warren 09.17.17, 02:54 am DWI, 1st Offense Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer saw a white van strike a traffic cone on south Boardman without stopping. Using his emergency lights, Officer Thayer made a traffic stop on Rodriguez-Warren, 18. The suspect at first denied he had been drinking, but after the officer performed a quick eye test on him, he quickly admitted to having two to three beers. He also showed the police officer a marijuana grinder and a glass pipe with residue. Of f icer T hayer read Ror ig uez-Wa r ren t he NM Implied Consent Advisory and he agreed to a breath test. He was transported to the Gallup Police Department where he blew two samples of 0.5, which might have been alright had the suspect been older than 18. Those samples are about twice the legal limit for that age. His vehicle was given to the mother of his passenger, Anna Kerley, with the driver’s permission. Rodriguez-Warren was then transported to the MCDC and booked. Carol Torres 09.17.17, 02:02 am Agg. DWI, 3rd Offense A n a ler t citizen spotted an erratic driver in the early hours and notif ie d Met r o Dispatch that the calling party was following the

vehicle from McDonalds North on Highway 491. McKinley Cou nt y Sher i f f ’s Deput y Johnson Lee took the call and came up behind the suspect at the 6 mile marker, utilizing his emergency lights to pull the car off the road. Deputy Lee asked Torres, 50, to exit the vehicle but to make sure it was in Park, which she failed to do. The vehicle began rolling backwards until she finally set the emergency brake. She agreed to take the field sobriety test but failed miserably and was placed under arrest for DWI. Deputy Lee read the NM Implied Consent Advisory to her and she agreed to a breath test, where she blew samples of 0.22 twice. She was then transported to the MCDC and booked. Raymond Barney, Jr. 09.14.17, 02:49 am Agg, DWI, 1st Offense T h e McDona ld’s East was once a ga i n the target of a driver who seemingly couldn’t get his food fast enough in the drive-thru, and passed out instead, or maybe he was just sleeping. GPD Officer Luke Martin noticed the vehicle had the engine running with the transmission in park. The driver agreed to submit a breath sample on a portable tester, which showed a BAC of 0.209. He also agreed to a field sobriety test, but did poorly on most of them. The driver was then placed under arrest for Agg. DWI and was transported to the Gallup Police Department for breath tests on the intoxilyzer 8000. That machine produced results of 0.16 and 0.16 an hour after the driver was stopped. Barney, 29, was then transported to the

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for medical attention. Cleared by GIMC, Desiderio was then transported to the MCDC and booked. Galvenson J. Largo 09.12.17, 2:09 pm DWI, 1st Offense G P D O f f i c e r A d r i a n Quetawki w a s patrolling on East Highway 66 when he observed a vehicle go through a red light at the intersection with Toltec, and head West on Hwy 66. Turning the patrol vehicle around, Officer Quetawki soon caught up with the traffic violator and pulled him over to the side of the road. A field sobriety test proved what Officer Quetawki had suspected and he arrested Largo, 29, for DWI. At the police department, Largo posted two breath samples of 0.15 and was taken to the MCDC for booking. Gary C Jaye Daye 06.17.17, 08:15 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Di spatched to Bla ke’s L ot abu rger East, Gallup P o l i c e Department Officer Chaz Troncoso wa s waved down by an alert citizen who pointed to a red passenger car parked at the Route 66 Diner. The witness advised that he had watched the driver of the red car go over a curb and strike a tree, put the car in reverse and drive away Westbound on Highway 66. The witness further said that the driver had opened the door but stayed in the driver’s seat until officers arrived. The driver denied that he had been involved in an accident or that he had been drinking, but misspelled his last name. After agreeing to a field sobriety test, Daye, 32, was placed under arrest. When the suspect was read the NM

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Implied Consent Advisory, Officer Troncoso noted he acted as if had passed out. Those actions were considered a refusal. When Daye was transported to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, he suddenly ‘woke up’ and acted surprised to be in the back of a police car. He was booked into jail regardless of his claims. Paul Y. Begaye, Jr. 06.17.17, 01.09 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense G P D O f f i c e r No r m a n B o w n responded t o a Disturbance Call by the Old Zuni Road next to a softball field. Upon arrival, Officer Bowman observed a vehicle parked on the field and as he approached, the vehicle’s headlights turned on and the vehicle drove past the Patrol Unit to the West at a high rate of speed. A not her GPD O f f icer, Douglas Hoffman located the subject vehicle at McBride Circle, where he was told about the complaint and asked if he was okay. He claimed to be visiting friends but when the residents of the house came outside, they said they didn’t know him. Begaye, 46, was asked to take a field sobriety test which he refused, and was read the NM Implied Consent Act, which he also refused. Begaye was then transported to MCDC and booked. Karen Smith 06.17.17, 10:02 pm DWI, 3rd Offense Dispatched to 614 West Maloney Ave., in reference to domestic v iolence call, GPD Officer Dominic Molina found the suspect veh icle in the far west end of t he parking lot. As the officer approached, the suspect vehicle began to back up when a small child jumped out of the vehicle and began walking away to the East. The vehicle came to a stop and the engine was turned off. The driver was looking toward the back seat, where Myron Joe was

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Navajo man facing federal Breadsprings man pleads guilty to federal commercial robbery, child sex abuse charges firearms charges Staff Reports

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LBUQUERQUE – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in A lbuquerque, N. M ., fou nd pr o b a ble cause to support a criminal complaint charging Trevor David Littleman, 25, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with violating the Hobbs Act and federal firearms laws Sept. 20. Littleman remains in federal custody pending trial which has yet to be scheduled. T he c r i m i n a l c om pla i nt a l lege s t h at on Sept. 8, Littleman robbed the Giants Gas Station and Convenience Store located on New Mexico State Road 371, Main Street in Crownpoint, N.M., at gunpoint.

the gas station. I f conv ic t e d on t he charges in the criminal compla i nt , L it t lema n faces a statutor y ma ximum penalty of 20 years in pr ison on the Hobbs Act charge. Littleman also faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years of imprisonment for discharging a firearm, which must be served consecutive to any sentence imposed on the other charge.  Charges Trevor David Littleman in criminal complaints are merely accusations and Before departing from defendants are presumed the store with packs of cig- innocent unless found guilty arettes and cash from the in a court of law. cash registers, Littleman This case was investiallegedly fired one round of gated by the  Crownpoint ammunition into the ceiling.  office of the Navajo Nation According to the complaint, Division of Public Safety a 9 mm casing and shattered and is being prosecuted fluorescent light and debris by Assistant U.S. Attorney were found on the floor of Elisa Dimas.

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LBUQUERQUE – Brian L ee, 31, a n en rol led member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Breadsprings, N.M., pled guilty Sept. 19, in federal court in Albuquerque to child sexual abuse charges. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Lee will be sentenced to 15 years in federal prison followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Lee will also be required to register as a sex offender. Lee was arrested on July 13, on a two-count indictment charging him with sexually abusing a child under the age of 12, and on two separate occasions between July 2012 and July 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County. During today’s proceedings, Lee pled guilty to a two-count felony information charging him with aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse. In entering the guilty plea, Lee admitted that between July 15, 2012 and July 15, 2016, he engaged in sexual

Brian Lee acts with the victim on two separate and distinct occasions at his home in Breadsprings on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Lee further admitted that he likely was responsible for infecting the victim with a sexually transmitted disease. Lee remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.

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Zuni man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse conviction A Staff Reports

LBUQUERQUE – Ac t i ng U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney and Police Chief Timothy Trimble of the Zuni Pueblo Tr iba l Police Department announced that Justin Owen Pobla no wa s sentenced Sept. 21, in federal court in Santa Fe, to five yea rs in pr ison, including time already served, for his conviction on an aggravated child sexual abuse charge. Pobla no w i l l be on super v ised relea se for 15 years after completing his prison sentence and will be required to register as a sex offender. Poblano, 25, an enrolled me m b e r a nd r e s ide nt of Zuni Pueblo, was arrested in August 2012, on an indictme nt c h a r g i n g h i m w it h enga g i ng i n a sex u a l a c t

with a child between 12 and 16 years of age. The indictment a lleged that Poblano committed the crime on June 10, 2012, on the Zuni Pueblo in McKinley County.  Proceedings in the case were delayed during the pendency of competency proceedings, which concluded in October 2014, when the Court found him competent to stand trial. Poblano has remained in federal custody from the time of his arrest. On July 12, Poblano pled g u i lt y t o a felony i n formation cha rging him with agg ravated sex ua l abuse.  In entering the guilty plea, Pobla no ad mitted that on June 10, 2012, while at a residence on the Zuni Pueblo, he forced the victim to engage in a sexual act.  T h i s ca se wa s i nvest igated by t he Zu n i P ueblo Tribal Police Depar tment. 

Justin Owen Pablano Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle T. Nayback prosecuted this ca se a s pa r t of the Tr iba l S p e c i a l A s s i s t a nt U. S . At t or ney ( T r iba l SAUSA) Pilot Project in the District of New Mex ico, wh ich i s spon sored by t he Ju st ice D e p a r t m e n t ’s O f f i c e o n V iolence A ga i n s t Women under a grant administered by the Pueblo of Laguna. 

The Tribal SAUSA Pilot Project seeks to train tribal prosecutors in federal law, procedure and investigative techniques to increase the likelihood that ever y v iable violent offense against Native American women is prosecuted in either federal court or tribal court, or both.   The Tribal SAUSA Pilot Project was largely driven by i nput gat hered f rom a n nua l t r iba l con su lt a t ion s on v iolence aga i nst women, and is another step in the Justice Department’s on-going efforts to increase engagement, coordination and action on public safety

in tribal communities. T he ca se a lso is bei ng prosecuted u nder P roject Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. L ed by Un it ed St a t e s Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Cr imina l Div ision’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

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them. Smith initially claimed she had not been drinking but as Officer Molina went to get the portable breath machine, she changed her story to three tall cans of Budweiser. Her results on the portable were 0.19 and she agreed to a field sobriety test, but she failed. Placed under arrest and transported to GPD for the IR-8000 breath test, whose results were 0.15 and 0.14, she was then transpor ted to the MCDC a nd booked.

bleeding from the mouth. The driver, Smith, was glaring at him and yelled, “Thank you, Myron.” Smith, 36, was asked to step out of the vehicle, placing the keys in the middle console before exiting the vehicle. She stated her and Joe were arguing because he was intoxicated and would not get out of the car. She claimed nothing physical had happened between

PLEADS GUILTY | FROM PAGE 7 This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lucy B. Solimon is prosecuting this case as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic

of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.

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Snapshots from TA’s Drivers, Customers Appreciation Day

Greg Diaz, left, and Jonathan Begay take turns at flipping burgers during TravelCenters of America’s Drivers and Customers Appreciation Day Sept. 16. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

TA General Manager Jonathan Begay and Restaurant Manager Tanya Abeyta show off a thank you cake for the drivers’ during Appreciation Day Sept. 16. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Customers and Drivers relax and listen to live music while enjoying the discounted food offered at the Travel Centers of America Drivers and Customers Appreciation Day Sept. 16. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Quincy Yazzie, left, and his sister Charmine Russell work up an appetite with a game of basketball during the Drivers’ and Customers’ Appreciation Day at the Gallup Travel Center on Sept. 16. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

The Reminisce Band from Window Rock, Ariz., played enjoyable music from 11-3 pm for everyone within earshot. From left, the band members are: Kintaro Dooline, Nesto Vega, Tyler Yazzie, and Sheldon Manuelito. On drums in the back is Devrel Yazzie. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock NEWS

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PAYING HOMAGE | FROM PAGE 3 a nd th is new school is inspiring … of how it looks, a nd t h a t m a ke s s t udent s wa nt to do much bet ter,” she said. Students of Del Nor te walked over to the North Campus with their teachers and partook in the numerous activities that NorthFest had to offer. Part of the activities was fence weaving, in which the students created color ful images in the chain link fences along the North Campus by weaving long, colorful strands of ribbon between each chain link. Art teacher Kelly Stapp says this activity expands children’s mind. “We decided to let the children use their creative free minds, to use color, shape, and design,” Strapp said. Having done partnerships with the North Campus for some years, Karen Stornelli, director of ATD Fourth World (All Together Dignity), said that whenever an idea comes up to be a part of the North Campus, they jump on it. ATD is a non-profit organization

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that fosters educational and cultural activities. “We were excited to a part of this, since we work with a lot of the children of Del Norte in other programs, this was a perfect fit,” Stornelli said. Partnering with three other organizations at Del Norte, gallupARTS and Art123 Gallery, also helped out with the activities. Rose Eason, who’s a part of both gallupARTS and Art 123, said this event will hopefully shed positive light on the north end of Gallup. “I think it’s great. It’s so much fun. The whole idea is that the north side community kids, who go to school with their families, can share their stor ies of the nor th side,” she said. “What gallupARTS is doing is making a ‘Big Book’ and ever yone is contributing one page to a larger-than-life-size book; where kids are sharing memor ies, like the times they caught a lizard, a friend’s birthday party, playing basketball with their brother, liking school and doing math. It’s a cha nce for them to express what they love about their community and to build community in the process.”

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vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, persistent cough or stuffy nose the doctor most likely gives a diagnosis of the flu. The prescription given by the doctor will mostly be composed of antibiotics, pain killers (if needed) and probably a cough suppressant. Antibiotics, pain killers and cough suppressants don’t cure the flu, but they treat the symptoms that forced you to go to urgent care until your body has time get stronger and recover. To get stronger and recover requires that you take action.

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here are some truths that are difficult to hea r because they test the hear t and shake the very foundation upon which our lives are built. The doctor does not heal the patient. Patients heal themselves. What? Patients heal themselves. Let me provide an example. When a person goes to urgent care or the emergency room with a 104 degree temperature,

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Again, the patient heals themselves. T he Fire Down Below refers to the disease of the small blood vessels, commonly called diabetes and the other is gout, the extremely painful joint condition that typically affects the joints of the body. As I mentioned at the start some truths are painful to hear and even more difficult to accept, but the truth is clear, Gallup and the surrounding reservations are facing a losing battle with diabetes and it’s

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22

The Sun marches into Libra on Saturday. Happy Birthday to the peacemakers! Achieving balance will be your goal this cycle. There is always a delicate balance. Madame G suggests you consider the “shadow” aspects of the sign. Justice is blind, but human beings possess compassion. Weigh out your options carefully, but don’t get stuck in the muck. Good luck!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have a knack for balancing. Great job! While you’re prone to perfection, no one is truly perfect—not even you. Get out of your own head. Do something extraordinary for your significant other. You don’t need to charter a plane to Paris. Just be surprising. Do the chore they hate the most. Give them a Spa or game day. You’ll be blessed tenfold. And they’ll be so happy.

Truly life is full of riddles. Stop putting people in tiny boxes, such as “she’s only good one thing,” or “he’ll never get anywhere.” Before long you’ll put the entire world in a little box. Eventually they’ll put you in your own box as a “certain kind of hypocrite,” and it might be permanent. Rather than judging others, learn. You might be surprised. Results may vary.

Let’s talk shadows. Libras possess a beautiful knack for peacemaking and organization. Unfortunately, the world is not always calm. Don’t panic! You have the skills to help you. Prepare for the shadow side of your sign. You may face indecision and the dreaded “flip-flop” maneuver. If you weigh each decision well—you must trust yourself and make a decision.

What’s on your mind? If it’s the same old same old, then you only have yourself to blame. In order to shape new habits, you must form new ones, better ones. They must compel and drive you. They must fuel and push you forward. If you don’t believe you’ll succeed you won’t. If you believe you can, you already have. Believe that life is already getting better and you’re there.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Where will you go from here? Why anywhere my dear. You possess the passion and strength necessary for any endeavor. You must decide which fate you will follow. Stop harassing yourself. Look deep within and find your calm center. Focus on one thing to change (just one keystone habit) and work on that. From there all others will follow, but you must choose wisely.

You must think carefully about this dear Aquarius, whatever “it” is. Take a little wisdom from the Librans and weigh out each potential outcome carefully. This is serious business, so too must your approach be. This is not the time for lingering or self-doubt. Push aside emotions and think through your options carefully. This will tell you what you need to know. Then act.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Life is always work. But, it’s the life’s work you should be doing. Stop getting so bogged down in the nitty-gritty details. Why bother looking at the tree if you can’t see the forest. In other words, don’t miss out on fun time with your kids, dogs, or loved ones just because you’re “busy.” Join the 21st Century everyone is busy (who cares) live a little. Or you never will.

Have you ever played a kazoo? If not, why not? When was the last time you cut lose and cut a rug? You may think the world should come to you, but consider you may need to come to the world. If you want to expand your horizons beyond a three-peaked mountain, take a little trip down south. The weather is warmer. The birds are nicer. And the food is better. Just sayin’.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

In the end, no one has it all or is “it” all. You must decide if you’re enough for you. And if you’re not, then you must decide what that will take. When are you enough? You may want to run a marathon, get a degree, or start your own business, but that doesn’t mean you need those things. You don’t need to look anywhere except your own heart for who you are inside.

Only you know the right road to take. Frost said: “I took the road less traveled by and it has made all the difference.” It’s up to you to do what is right or wrong. This is your life to live. You may have seen better days or regretted the scenes before. It may be a lonely road that others refuse to go. In the end only you can make it. It’s your road and that makes all the difference. Live well.

It’s in the name, you’re a force of nature. Mother Nature is not always kind, good, or cruel. She just is. You must decide where you will put your new energy and new outlook. Will you follow your trends toward a new path or head right back to the center? There is no “right” decision. But, you must decide and your decision will have positive and negative results. Be cautious.

You feel a little intimidated. You love the new challenge, but it hasn’t really solved anything new. Why do you think dear Pisces? Because you haven’t changed. You may have changed your address, location, job, and/or spouse. However, the essential bits that make you, you have remained the same. This is neither good nor bad. To have different results, you must change.

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Landscape business puts down roots with help from Accion By Sandy Nelson for Finance New Mexico

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efore Oscar Apodaca talked to Accion, his Santa Fe tree service business was struggling like so many entrepreneurial enterprises that lack access to capital. Oscar and his wife, Charito, started their full-service landscape business on Rufina Street in 2008 after Oscar left his job at a local nursery. Their dream was to turn his landscaping gigs into a full-time business with a permanent home rather than running the venture from a roadside trailer. A few years later, Oscar’s Tree Service was renting a storefront

and expanding the retail arm of their landscape service. When the Rufina Street property was offered for sale in 2016, the Sinaloa, Mexico natives jumped at the chance to buy it, but their taxpayer status made it difficult to secure a commercial loan.

POSITIONED TO BORROW The Apodocas are legal residents of the United States and use an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) to pay taxes in lieu of a Social Security number. Most traditional banks require borrowers to have a Social Security number and won’t lend to ITIN taxpayers because

their status can be considered unpredictable. But community-based lender Accion can lend up to $10,000 to ITIN taxpayers who are authorized to work in the United States — and even more if there’s a co-guarantor with a Social Security number.

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A relative with Social Security status agreed to guarantee the Apodaca’s 15-year commercial real estate loan that would allow them to own the property that had housed their business for so many years. Today, the four family members and four other employees who comprise Oscar’s Tree Service plan to improve the lot and perhaps open a second Santa Fe location before expanding to Los Alamos. “We are more stable for sure” since the loan approval, Oscar said. “We’re close to Lowe’s and Home Depot; it’s a beautiful corner.”

BEATING THE TRENDS Accion bases loan decisions on a business’s cash flow, collateral, and conditions and its owners’ personal credit and character. The Apodacas had it all, said loan officer Gabriela Marques, and the commercial loan will help them become even more bankable as their credit strengthens.

FIRE DOWN | FROM PAGE 11 silent companion –gout. For those suffering from diabetes or who have family members that suffer from diabetes have seen the outcomes ranging from elevated blood sugar levels (300 -800 or more), chronic pain, amputations, blindness and death. Diabetes is not just affecting adults, but our children are also in jeopardy. The lifestyle that gives birth to diabetes is nearly identical to the lifestyle that causes gout, the crippling and painful condition that affects the joints of the feet, ankles, wrist, knees and elbow. It is critical that you understand that treating the symptoms of diabetes and gout with artificially made prescription drugs is not the same as curing these conditions. Anyone

“Oscar’s Tree Service at one point could have closed without Accion’s support,” Marques said. “It’s been a pleasure working with the Apodacas — to see their joy, grit and passion for their business and how proud they are of what they have been able to accomplish in New Mexico over a decade, including having a source of income and security for their family and employing other Santa Feans.” To help businesses like Oscar’s Tree Service, Accion is pursuing a bold “moonshot” to get $1 trillion into the hands of underserved entrepreneurs over the next decade. Its initiative follows a February 2017 Economic Innovation Group report Dynamism in Retreat: Consequences for Regions, Markets and Workers, which revealed that business deaths have outpaced births on average since 2008. “We know that entrepreneurship is critical to economic dynamism and … to improving lives in underserved populations and geographies,” Marques said. “We’ve seen the difference that a business can make for an individual, family and community. As it stands, the amount of capital and other resources available to help these underserved entrepreneurs realize their dreams is not sufficient.” Finance New Mexico connects individuals and businesses with skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org currently taking prescription drugs for diabetes and gout will do so for the rest of their lives. There are no drugs on the market knew or old prescribed by your doctor through the American medical system that will cure diabetes or gout. We can choose to ignore information on healthy lifestyle changes or bury our heads in the sand, but the truth never goes away. Diabetes and gout will a lways be cured through the positive changes of the individual. G reg McNeil is a S t r o n g F i r s t In s t r u c t o r, P rofe ssio n a l Stre n gth & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coach, Author, and the owner of Gallup School of Strength (www.gallupschoolofstrength.com) OPINIONS


COMMUNITY ‘Mud’ film now enters post-production Staff Reports

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he film crew for “Mud” (Hashtł’ishnii) wrapped up their three-day production Sept. 11. The film crew shot their production in three separate locations in Gallup. Other scenes were in Lupton, Arizona and in Black Hat, N.M., at a convenience store. A challenging scene was filmed in a Chevy pickup truck while in motion on U.S. Route 491 and State Highway 264. “Filming in Gallup and on the Navajo Nation was a great experience for us,” said Shaandiin Tome, writer and director of Mud. “We had the best team I have ever worked with on a production.” Members of the film crew are from Grand Rapids, Mich., to Los Angeles, Calif. Other members are from Taos, Santa Fé, and Albuquerque, N.M. Mud was one of two selectees at this year’s Sundance Institute’s Native Filmmaker Lab the renowned organization backed. “Our story is about Ruby, a mother who is mending her relationship with her son,” Tome said, “which is hindered by alcoholism.” Ruby is played by Trini King, who from a theater background. Her acting credits includes Edge of America, a 2003 drama. Forrest Goodluck, an actor and a fellow Native American filmmaker, plays the part of Joseph. He is known for his role as “Hawk” in the acclaimed “The Revenant” in 2015, with Leonardo DiCarpio. Ruby’s cousin Harold is played by Ernest Tsosie III, an actor and comedian best known for “Legends from the Sky” in 2015, Drunktown’s Finest in 2014, and Turquoise Rose in 2007. “This is resonate of the energy we beheld the entire time,” during filming, Tome said. “Our characters did a phenomenal job in their roles. We want to tell a human story that will provoke thought as much as it sheds light on the challenges of alcohol. Isolation is often overlooked, yet it is a huge factor of individuals who consume excessively.” Although Tome grew up in Fairfax, Va., Denver, Colo., and

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Albuquerque, N.M., she spent time in Houck, Ariz., Red Valley, Ariz., and Manuelito Canyon, N.M. “Many of my relatives succumb to alcohol,” Tome said. “I see them as I do all others, as people with a different set of challenges. I love them.” Tome explained that in the film, Ruby is the generous and loving mother. “Our desire is to tell the story that people can relate to,” she said. “Behind the statistics, there are unheard voices. While Ruby is a fictional character, we believe, she is the gateway for those voices to be heard.” Mud was filmed on a tight schedule. There were some 22 members of the film crew. “We wanted quality,” said Aroonsri Khamsamran, the film’s producer. “We painstakingly used 16 mm film to accomplish this end.” Khamsamran, from Taos, N.M., enjoys challenges. “All good work requires depth, extraordinary effort and talent,” she said. “It’s why we carefully put together the best team and went after actors who will best tell our story. Everyone we encountered while shooting Mud were endearing. When we finished our production, we were relieved from our exhaustion working long hours. We were also sad to see everyone leave.” While Mud Films production has received enormous support even with a public financing campaign, cost overruns have left production in a financial challenge. “We spent nearly four times the amount we budgeted for insurance,” she said. “We were required to cover our crew and most especially our talent.”

From left to right, Mud film writer and director Shaandiin Tome prepares to edit script while Riley Keeton and Mike Maliwanag conduct camera checks. Background is Mindi Coats, makeup artist. Photo credit: Tayliah Peter

At a filming scene in Lupton, Ariz. Near camera are Carese Bartlett, first assistant director; Mike Maliwagan, director of photography; and Riley Keeton, assistant camera operator. Background left to right, are Jacob Blom, Kim Becenti, Ashley Browning, Peshawn Bread, and Kristin Atencio. Photo credit: Tayliah Peter A film’s biggest challenge is the role of an executive producer—raising money. “Continue to like us on Facebook, share the word,”

Shaandiin Tome discusses the film shooting schedule with first assistant director Carese Barlett on the third day of production during the morning scene along East Historic Highway 66. Photo credit: Tayliah Peter

said Khamsamran. “Every dollar we receive is an investment in production qua lity. We are proud to have a Native American express her

perspective and represent her culture.” “It was a pleasure working on the Navajo Nation.” Visit: www.mudfilm.com

Shaandiin Tome and Mike Maliwagan conduct camera checks before film shooting scene on East Historic Highway 66. Photo credit: Tayliah Peter Gallup Sun • Friday September 22, 2017

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Gallup Boys & Girls ‘Fall Into Fashion Show’ brings Club receives grant couture to Rio West Mall from Taco Bell Story and photos by Duane Haven Sun Correspondent

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he Boys & Girls Club of Ga llup recently had the opportunity to continue with their mission to support local youth. Taco Bell awarded the club with a check in the amount of $3,000. Ja mes Rich, fra nch ise owner of High Desert, LLC

Taco Bell, presented Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Gallup the grant on Sept. 24, at the Boys & Girls Club facility located on Princeton Avenue. “Taco Bell was gracious enough to award us this grant opportunity to support us as a program for our local youth,”

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he 3rd Annual ‘Fall into Fashion Show’ was held at the Rio West Mall’s center court Sept. 16. The fashion show called on the mall’s local businesses to come out and display their clothing apparel. There were a variety of unique, junior, young, and matured models that volunteered their time to show off clothing lines. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house at this year’s show.

Julianne Medina on display, and wins Ms. Fierce for the first portion of the fashion show. The organizers kept the audience busy with music by DJ Kirk, emcee Sarah Piano, and the most entertaining were the prizes given away to the audience who were in attendance. Businesses that advertised their clothing line and/ or merchandise were Fallas, Journeys, JC Penney, rue21,

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Fashion model looks on the crowd to brand JCPenney’s apparel.

James Rich and Marisa Hutchinson speak to the Boys & Girls Club. Photo Credit: Frances Chavez

Gallup youth enjoy cake and punch while presenting award funding. Photo Credit: Frances Chavez

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Native American themed films feature star power GALLUP FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES OUT 5TH YEAR

By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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he Ga llup F ilm Festival, held for three days at the El Morro T he a t r e, fe a t u r e d roughly 50 films from across the globe, Sept. 14 - 17. Opening night was the highlight of the event, with the star-studded premiere of “The Watchman’s Canoe.” A packed house of anxious fans attended the premiere along with ca st members Adam Beach, Roger Willie, Kiri Goodson, Carter Jon, and director Barri Chase. The Watchman’s Canoe is a story loosely based on the childhood of director Barri Chase, who at a young age found a totem pole in her home. She realized that she had to write a story about it and the indigenous impact it had on her. It also deals with the spiritual aspect of communing with nature while confronting the issue of bullying. “When I first found this totem pole I starting asking my mom questions, and I wanted to know more about who I was and what significance it had with this pole,” she said. “I’ve always felt I had a connection with plants, animals, and the whole nature realm.” Chase began to write the story, and it took her only three weeks. Her mom served a s a n inspiration for this story, and she finished it in time to read it to her before she passed away. “I wanted it to be a legacy

for my mother and coming here to show it was a blessing,” she said. “It’s been such a joy to come here to Gallup. I’m so excited to share it with everyone.” Scoring most of the music for the film was Gallup local Knifewing Segura. “The big thing is having Adam (Beach) here and Roger Willie. We’re pretty excited,” he said. “We’re also pretty excited about having filmmakers come down here and view films from all over the world.” Beach is best known for starring in countless films such as “Smoke Signals,” “Dance Me Outside,” “Wind Talkers,” and more recently comic book character “Slipknot” in the movie “Suicide Squad.” Beach wanted to promote indigenous views and show the deeper aspect of Native Americans in The Watchman’s Canoe. “It’s who we are as natives,” he said. “I feel that a lot of people are living in a box. There is a lot of teaching out there. If you look into our history as native people, we had a connection with beauty before anybody that came to take it away from us. You can try to spank it out of us, blind us, but you can’t keep it from us. You can do anything to us, but you can’t take away our identity.” He says this film addresses a young girl returning home to her ancestral lands, and getting bullied. But the spiritual essence of the area gets to her. “Everyone should have that connection with the Creator and the spiritual sense. We

From left, Navajo Nation Vice-President Jonathan Nez, actor Adam Beach, Miss Navajo Nation 2017-18 Crystal Littleben, and Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye pose for a photo at the Gallup Film Festival’s media wall Sept. 14. Photo Credit: Gallup Film Festival have to have respect for our other native peoples,” Beach said. “There are some natives who I call the ‘Token Indian,’ who will do it for the money, even though it discredits who we are. I say no a lot because it doesn’t represent us regardless

of the money.” Having done a role in the movie Wind Talkers, Beach had to get permission from the Navajo Nation out of respect. “To participate in a field that has greatly misrepresented our native people, I don’t want

to add to that by doing something without respect for other Native Americans,” he said. “I’m going to be the first to use my integrity. When you’re doing

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Reservation life infused into rap songs NAVAJO RAP ARTIST KING BLIZZ HOSTS ALBUM-RELEASE PARTY

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ineh/Navajo rapper Ryan Hardy a.k.a. King Blizz held an album release party Sept. 9 at the Juggernaut for his compilation CD, “It’s Hard To Explain.” His first album “Patiently Awaited” came out in 2014. Hardy hails from Ganado, Ariz., and raps about his life, living on the Navajo Nation. Along with Hardy, several other rappers attended the gala event to help promote his a lbum in which some are Dineh as well, including “Shade” from Two Gray Hills, “Dopeness” from Shiprock, Terrell Matheny R&B Artist/ Dancer from Aurora, Colo., a nd M a t i a s A sh ley f rom Burntwater, Ariz. Hardy’s album speaks of the hardships people face on the reservations, almost on a daily basis. He chose the name King Blizz to represent his people, and all Native

From left, Terrell Matheny and Ryan Hardy a.k.a. King Blizz, strike a pose for their fans. Photo Credit: Courtesy of King Blizz, Terrell Matheny, and Monte Shade Americans nationwide that can relate to his songs and the stories behind them. “I’m doing it for my people, and I talk about the way of life

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(Left to right) Ryan Hardy a.k.a. King Blizz and Ashkii Red One, show off King Blizz’s latest album “It’s Hard To Explain.” Photo Credit: Courtesy of King Blizz, Terrell Matheny, and Monte Shade

and try to give them a visual, a perspective to those who don’t know Native Americans,” he said. Being homeless and dropping out of high school at one point in his life, his rap is reflective of those personal obstacles. His songs also include his Dineh culture and contemporary problems facing his tribe. Hardy was influenced at an early age, listening to other rap groups at the age of 10 on the radio, and his passion was fueled by his uncles who told him to keep pursuing what he loved. When asked about the negative side of rap, Hardy said it’s all in how you view the rap artist and how they say it. “As far as the partying and all that stuff it’s just rap and the perspective of life,” he said. He says he tries to separate himself from the negative side of rap to help his people, and think about real life issues. Monte Pete “Shade,” from “Tribe 2 Entertainment” also came out to help promote Hardy’s album. Originally from Two Gray Hills, Pete has been in the rap industry for more than 20 years and likes to put a positive spin to his songs. He wants to help promote positive messages where there really isn’t many positive role models

for today’s Dineh youth. “Rap music is the dominant music for all reservation kids, and a way to do it

the area, where he likes to spread positive reinforcements to a generation without positive role models. He said his influences are his grandmother and mother, who are both strong, independent women. As for musical inf luences, he grew up listening to all genres of music – music that he would hear his aunts play, which included country, pop, and classic rock. Helpi n g celebr a t e t he relea se of Ha rdy’s a lbum was Terrell Matheny, an R&B Artist/Dancer, from Aurora, Colo. Being a par t of the main act, Matheny also came to promote his latest album “Daydream,” and has been performing for 20 years. He says today’s R & B has lost a lot of substance in the music since the 90’s, and he hopes his album will bring that back. “The music I grew with like Baby Face, and others, just don’t have that soul anymore,” he said.

R&B, Hip Hop Artist Terrell Matheny shoots one for the camera. Photo Credit: Courtesy of King Blizz, Terrell Matheny, and Monte Shade then is through rap,” he said. “I believe my generation was the last one to get whipped by a belt, and now we have boys growing up with no father and don’t know how to treat a woman.” Pete says music should have a message in it, and it should inspire people. “What good is it to make music without a message in it?” he said. “Music is spiritual and inspirational, and otherwise it’s nothing.” When Pete is not making music, he speaks at elementary schools and colleges in

Tribe 2 Entertainment Rapper Monte Shade. Photo Credit: Courtesy of King Blizz, Terrell Matheny, and Monte Shade

Matheny’s main influence was Michael Jackson, because of how he brought forth the idea of equality. “Michael was so smooth a nd I loved that no matter what race, color, age … no matter where you came from, he tried to bring us all together,” he said. “That’s why I’m here to help out my brother King Blizz.” Next, Matheny is to headed to Las Vegas, NV, and open up for major R&B groups. For more information on King Bizz, Shade, and Terrell Matheny, go to Facebook. COMMUNITY


‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’ has visual pop, but a worn storyline RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 100 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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t’s only been three years since the LEGO toy line hit the big screen, but in no time at all it has become a major franchise. T he l a t e s t fea t u re ba sed around the blocky characters is based on the TV series LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. As one might have guessed, it finds its inspiration from martial arts movies (with a few nods to giant monster f licks). The LEGO Ninjago Movie also follows in the same style as previous entries. It feels a bit familiar and doesn’t always hit the mark, but it will cer tainly entertain children and offer a chuckle here and there for adults. A fter a live-action pro logue, the bulk of the story takes place in Ninjago City, a me t r o p ol i s t h a t b e a r s s t r i k i n g r e s e m bl a nc e t o Hong Kong. There, Master Wu (Jackie Chan) instructs a group of talented teenagers a nd secret ninja s who

The Lego Ninjago Movie features some great visuals, but lacks in the comedic timing and character development departments. Now playing. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures protect t he com mu n it y with their impressive martial artist skills. Their arch nemesis is t he v i l la i nou s but goof y Lord Ga r madon (Justi n T herou x), brot her t o Ma st er Wu. Add i ng t o the family drama is the fact t h a t Ni nj a go t e a m mem ber Lloyd (Dave Franco), is Garmadon’s estranged son. Not only does that make the protagonist a social pariah a t s cho ol , but t he si n i s ter antagonist can’t take a hint and seems completely unaware of his own relation to the main do-gooder. As with the others, this

is a great-looking movie that has a lot of visual pop. The LEGO block Ninjago City is eye - catch i ng, poppi ng off the screen and looking even more str iking when lit up with neon lights in the evening. There are more impressive visuals from the nearby volca no where Ga r madon resides and in the various jungle environments, adding a bit of variety in landscapes to what we’ve seen in previous LEGO mov ies. A nd of course, the team ships and nasty invading robots look fantastic as well. As for the jokes, they’re

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a little more hit-a nd-miss this time out. This particular film seems geared more towa rd s you nger v iewer s and a great deal of the humor is broader and less incisive. Much of this comes from the supporting characters, who aren’t given as much to work with as the central roles; as the film progresses, some of them fade into the scenery a nd a couple of the teens are almost interchangeable. Another minor problem is in the finale. There’s a sweet a nd wa r m-hea r ted lesson to be learned at the close, but it feels underwhelming from the point of v iew of

prov id i ng excitement a nd drama. What does work very well is the father/son dynamic. Their awkward relationship i s m i l ked for laug h s a nd offers many of the movie’s best moments. Ga r madon can’t figure out how to pronounce Lloyd’s name (there a r e t wo “ l”s i n it , a f t e r a ll) a nd a nother highlight includes the villain and protagonist trying to deal with a serious, LEGO-related accident that befalls one of the pair. The screenwriters also get some mileage out of its hero’s outcast status early on. Lloyd knows things are bad when a pop song written about him, “Boo Lloyd!”, rises to the top of the charts and adds insult to injury. So, while the movie has s ome s low s e c t io n s a nd doesn’t quite nail the final la nding, it looks fa nta stic a nd t her e a r e ent er t a i n ing moments of levity here and there. It isn’t nearly as strong as T he Lego Movie, but one has no doubts that the featu re w ill enter ta in youngsters (I’d add a halfstar to my original rating for the kids) and provide some chuckles here and there for adults. T he LEGO Ninjago Movie isn’t perfect, but gets a few good kicks in. 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 22, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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ell, it looks like there a re some big new releases arriving shortly on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, we’ve got the highlights for you right here. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! T h e B a d B at c h - This dystopian drama arrives from the direct o r of t h e arthouse sensation A G irl Wa l k s Home Alone at Night. In this feature, a young woman finds herself deported from the US and dropped off in a desert, where she must fend off cannibals. During her travels, she takes in a child and begins a strange, chemically-induced relationship with the kid’s father. Reviews were very mixed on this effort, with a few more negative reactions than positive. Some enjoyed its unpredictability and strange, trippy tonal shifts, while others criticized it for the very same reasons. The impressive cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Jason Mamoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Diego Luna and Jim Carrey. The Big Sick - Comedian Kumail Nanjiani writes, directs and stars in this summer sleeper comedy/drama based on his real life. While performing on the stand-up circuit, he begins a relationship with a woman of a different background, causing strife in his immediate family. To make matters worse, she begins to suffer from a frightening, undetermined illness. Critics gave the feature near unanimous praise. While they admitted it was a little lengthier than it needed to be, the press complimented the likable and charming actors and the attempts to deal with human relationships in a funny and authentic manner. The movie also stars Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano and Anupam Kher. Cartels - This direct-to-DVD

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a ct ion picture involves an elite t a s k fo r c e assigned with protecting an informant ready to squeal on a big d r ug cartel. Naturally, the villains set out to assassinate the stool pigeon and send a force out to the safe house. The heroes must fight the assailants off and figure out who among them is a mole. Don’t expect a whole lot from this picture. It hasn’t gotten many write-ups as of yet and the ones that have appeared have been horrible. A big complaint is that the marquee name only appears in a few scenes. You may want to leave this title buried. It features Steven Seagal, Luke Gross, Georges St-Pierre and Darren E. Scott. Certain Women - The lives of three different women in Montana are chronicled and intersect in this drama. One is an attorney attempting to calm a client down during a police standoff, another is a lonely cattle rancher and a third involves a married couple trying to make a deal for some sandstone. This art film is extremely low-key and will be difficult for many to digest, but it did earn a lot of compliments from the press. Most found it an interesting character study of small-town life. Some suggested it shows many instances of women being marginalized and others were intrigued by the missed chances at communication between its characters. The cast includes Laura Dern, Kristin Stewart, Michelle Williams, James LeGros, Jared Harris and Lily Gladstone. The Hero - A secretive actor, famous for his many appearances i n we ster n films, begins to realize that his best days may be behind him as he scrambles to find work. He then learns from doctors that he has a terminal illness. But after meeting a woman and embarking on a new relationship, his career and happiness begin to rebound. It puts him in the position of having to decide

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whether or not to reveal his health issues with the people in his life. Reaction was very good for this reserved character study. A few didn’t feel like the script was up to snuff, but the majority were impressed with the lead performance and his quiet pain. It stars Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter and Katharine Ross. The Little Hours - Here’s a unique setting for a comedy... a Medieval nunnery. The story follows a group of young nuns and their simple lives. However, events are turned upside down when they find their calling questioned after the arrival of a young, attractive hired hand. Pretty soon, the ladies are partaking in all sorts of eyebrow-raising activities. The press enjoyed this little comedy. There were a small section of critics who thought the movie was unfocused and uneven, but the majority stated that it was a rollicking fun and thought that the setting made the self-gratifying actions of the leads all the more amusing. The cast includes Alison Brie, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen. T h e Prison Action fans can catch up with this South Korean tale of a cop who is imprisoned with the cons he put away after being involved in a fatal a traffic accident. After arriving, the officer learns that the facility is under mob control. The inmates even plan elaborate heists and use their sentence as cover for their crimes. Our hero sets out to stop them. The foreign-lang uage feat u re got m i xed notices from local reviewers. While a percentage thought it was an entertainingly gritty adventure, others criticized it for being too predictable and generic. Rae-won Kim, Sukkyu Han and Kyeong-yeong Lee headline the film. Starship Troopers: Traitors of Mars - The latest straight-to-DVD sequel in this science-fiction/action franchise is an animated adventure that finds hero Johnny Rico stated at a new satellite base on

Mars. Forced to train some very green recruits, the group come under attack from their large insect foes. There aren’t a whole lot of reviews up for this follow-up, so interested parties will just have to roll the dice and take a chance if they want to check it out. The movie does feature the voices of original film stars Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer, as well as DeRay Davis and Luci Christian. Wonder Woman - The highest-profile release of the week is this summer blockbuster about the DC comics superhero. Set during WWI, this origin story involves a pilot who crash lands on the heroine’s island home. She decides to return with him to Europe to help win the war, but must also battle a Greek God out to steal a powerful weapon from her people. The press generally liked the feature. Some critiqued it for a fairly run-ofthe-mill story and awkwardly written screenplay, but most complimented it as a fun matinee feature and suggested that it was nice to finally see a female superhero protagonist. It stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Da nny Huston a nd Dav id Thewlis.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! There are some interested catalog titles arriving this week. Warner Archive have Blu-rays of the Rod Steiger film, The Illustrated Man (1969). Based on a Ray Brabury book, it’s about a man covered with tattoos, which all show visions of the future. Personally, I’m excited about the relea se of Innocent Blood (1992) on Blu-ray. This comedy with horror elements is from director John Landis (Anim a l House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London) and involves vampire in Pittsburgh who gets in over her head when she chows down on a mobster. He comes back to life and causes great difficulty when he decides to create an unstoppable, undead, underworld syndicate. This movie is very funny with a great

villainous turn from Robert Loggia. The movie also features a ton of hilarious cameos (director Sam Raimi may have the most hysterical turn). It has never been released widescreen since the laserdisc eons ago, so it’ll be great to see it again. The disc also boasts a longer, European cut of the movie, which should provide some new material for those already familiar with the feature. Finally, Warner Archives are putting out a DVD collection of old Porky Pig cartoon. It’s called Porky Pig 101 and like the other titles mentioned above, can be ordered through the company website. Shout! Factory have a Bluray of t he cu lt item, The Moderns (1988). Set in t he 192 0 s, it’s about a desperate American painter living in Paris who is hired to begin forging art works. The disc includes a 2K scan of the film and new interviews with director Alan Rudolph, producer Carolyn Pfeiffer and star Keith Carradine. Apparently, these discussion total more than 90 minutes. Kino also have some curious releases. They’ve got the early superhero picture, Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) arriving on Blu-ray. On DVD, horror fans can pick up the long out-of-print Deadly Dreams (1988), which may provides some cheesy B-movie thrills. They’ve also got a Blu-ray of the Oscar-nominated romance Love With the Proper Stranger (1963), starring Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen. Finally, Red Line 7000 (1965) is a drama about car racers with James Caan in the lead role and was directed by Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday, The Big Sleep, Rio Bravo, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). Might be worth a look.

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Homecoming 2017 GALLUP BENGAL ROYALTY BURSTS ON THE SCENE

Victor Arreguin escorted by mother and father.

Dylan Silversmith escorted by Denise Cruz and Richard Maldonado

Lucia Kezele escorted by Floyd and Emily Kezele.

Bengals lose in a nail-biter to the visiting Shiprock Chieftans 26-22.

GHS students are pumped up for their homecoming 2017.

Bengal’s mascot and GHS Cheerleaders rally the crowd along Coal Street.

Gallup High homecoming court waves to the audience downtown Gallup.

Zakkari Fields escorted by parents Tommy and Lenora Fields.

Gallup High School Homecoming King Zakarri Fields and Queen Jessica Ramirez crowned for 2017.

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GALLUP SUN SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Leonard Lee named Diné College head Harriers coach LITTLEWATER, N.M., NATIVE STRESSES ‘GREATNESS’

DINE COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY COACHING CYCLONE

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SAILE, Ariz. — Leonard Lee hopes to end the coaching cyclone in the Diné College cross country program. Lee, a coaching veteran of more than 20 years, was brought aboard in mid-August to lead the Warriors as head cross country coach. Lee, a graduate of N e wc o m b H i g h S c h o o l , located in San Juan County, met the 12-member team last week. The first cross country meet of the 2017 season is schedu led t h is mont h. Diné College participates in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. “We have some very good student athletes on our team,” Lee said. “I’m excited. They’re excited. There have been some great coaches who have come through here. I want to be a part of that. I stress effort, dedication and greatness to the team.” Lee, who prev iously coached at the elementary level in Shiprock, Kirtland and Navajo Prep schools, is from Littlewater, N.M. He attended Diné College back in the late 1980s and has run

The Diné College cross country team members are from left to right: Chavez Jones, Shamiqua Nez, Jessica Watchman, Terri Mitchell, Micah Draper. Top, from left: Head Coach Leonard Lee, Alwyn Reid, Alonzo Bahe, Donovan Begay, Deshane Begay, Nelson Chee and Melvyn Etsitty. Photo Credit: Diné College the famed Boston Marathon at least once.

THE 2017 DINE COLLEGE HARRIERS On the tea m this yea r is sophomore Mira nda Watchman. Watchman finished twentieth at Nationals last year at Virginia Beach,

Va. Her twin sister, Jessica, finished one place ahead of Miranda at Virginia Beach. The Watchman’s are from Red Valley, Ariz. Colin Frank finished fifteenth on the men’s side at Nationals last year and just missed placing for AllAmerica status by one spot. Lee was the assistant coach on last year’s team. “This year we have some

very promising freshmen, like Melvin Etsitty from Round Rock, Ariz., and Chavez Jones of Chinle Ariz.,” Lee said. “These two are very good runners. We look very good and we have been practicing very well,” Lee said. Lee noted that Miken Draper of Chinle is a strong sophomore and fellow sophomore Alonzo Begay, also from Chinle, looks “pretty good.”

Some of Diné College’s past cross country coaches include Gavin Sosa, Lenny Esson and Shaun Martin. Martin, who is from Page, Ariz., and currently the athletic director at Chinle High School, is considered one of the best runners to come out of the Four Corners. Martin’s 2014 Lady Warriors Diné College team brought home a first place title at the USCAA championships in Syracuse, N.Y. Eight Diné College runners earned A ll-A mer ica status under Martin. Sosa coached at Navajo Pine High School where he won several New Mexico titles. A University of New Mexico graduate, Lee was the first district and state cross country champion from Newcomb High School in 1983. Lee went to the cross country Nationals three times in the 1990s. D i né C ol le ge I nt e r i m Athletic Director Fred Tahe noted that there remains a head coaching vacancy at Diné College for archery. He said the college is on a roll with the hiring of rodeo coach and Cornell Un iver sit y g r a d Hea t her Williams of Lukachukai, Ariz., and Lee.

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FASHION SHOW | FROM PAGE 14 A-Team Cheer, Metro Barber Shop, JCPenney Salon, and Hot Topic. It took a couple of months of team work to assemble the fashion show. “I was pleased with this year’s turnout. It brought the

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community together,” General Manager Anita Artalejo said. Several of the business managers were very impressed with the professional and positive attitudes among the event. “Today’s fashion show is a success for all the businesses involved. It was really welcoming to get together as a community,” rue21’s Kimberly Sage said.

Judges for the fashion show, from left: Lisa Knight, Nizhoni Loiselle, and Victoria Billy.

Sports Schedules

Sept. 23, Saturday GHS FB @ Los Alamos, 7 GHS VB @ Grants, 1/2:30/4 RCHS BS vs. Socorro, 1 RCHS CC @ Pecos, TBA RCHS GS vs. Socorro, 11 WHS CC @ Griffin Invite-Sports Complex, 9 WHS VB @ SFIS Tournament, TBA Sept. 26, Tuesday GHS BS vs. Bloomfield, 4 GHS GS @ Bloomfield, 3/5

GHS VB @ Farmington, 4/5:30/7 MHS BS @ Kirtland, 3 MHS GS vs. Kirtland, 3 MHS VB vs. Bloomfield, 4 RCHS GS @ Navajo Prep, 5 RCHS VB vs. Crownpoint, 4:30 WHS VB @ Laguna Acoma, 4 Sept. 28, Thursday GHS BS @ Aztec, 4 GHS GS vs. Aztec, 4/6 GHS VB vs. Miyamura,

Sports Scores

Sept. 9, Saturday Canyon de Chelly Invite GHS CC- Girls finished 4th with 116 points. Jessica Ramirez placed third at 21:09, Katelyn Thompson was 22nd in 24:24, Celine Nez was 30th in 25:24, Hunter Livingston was 37th in 26:32,Cearra Williams was 41st 27:04, Vanessa Gorman was 42nd in 27:08. and Cherianna Bennett was 43rd in 27:14. Boys were sixth place with 155 points. Demetri Begay placed 17th in 18:45.46, Shawn McCraith was 29th in 19:40, Brandon James was 34th in 19:54, Ilijah Lester was 39th in 20:19, Wacey Begay was 41st in 20:43, Dustin Long was 43rd in 20:58, and Rylie Begay was 45th in 21:05. GHS VB 3, Aztec 0 RCHS BS 2, Desert Christian 0 RCHS BS 5, Holbrook 0 WHS VB 1, Grants 3 Sept. 12, Tuesday RCHS BS 6, Gallup 0 GHS GS 1, Rehoboth 0 GHS VB 3, Shiprock 2 Sept. 13, Wednesday GHS VB 1, Navajo Prep 3 Sept. 14, Thursday GHS BS 0, Los Lunas 10 GHS GS 0, Los Lunas 10 MHS BS 1, Valencia 6 MHS VB 3, Wingate 0 WHS VB 0, MHS 3 Sept. 15, Friday Gallup FB 22, Shiprock 26 Miyamura FB 44, SF Capital

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a film you’re giving of yourself. Who watches it is out of your control. When I look at a script, I have to look at it with my integrity.” Beach says Native A mericans have to figure out collectively how to stand together. “There will be a time when we will not need the financial structure of Hollywood,” he said. “There will be a culture

14 RCHS VB 3, Red Valley 1 Sept. 16, Saturday Four Corners CC Meet Gallup girls were ninth with 221 points as senior Jessica Ramirez finished fifth in 18:59.67, Celine Nez was 52nd in 22:28.21, Katelyn Thompson was 53rd in 22:31.53, Cearra Williams was 65th in 23:37.15, Hunter Livingston was 66th in 23:41.75 and Vanessa Gorman was 69th in 23:47.04. Gallup boys were seventh with 178 points. Junior Demitri Begay was 18th in 17:18.48, senior Shawn McCraith was 31st in 17:58.63, senior Ilijah Lester was 41st in 18:23.88, senior Brandon James was 48th in 18:38.21, Thomas Eriacho was 49th in 18:39.34, Wacey Begay was 53rd in 18:53.16, and Lawrence Kinsel was 64th in 19:36.55. Wingate ‘Bun Buster’ CC Meet The Wingate Bears placed third (Girls) and fourth (Boys) at their own Cross Country Meet, as Latisha Lopez won the girls’ title with a time of 24:18.22, followed by teammates Octavia Long (14th, 27:51.59), Dellena Payton (15th, 28:32.19), Erica Yazzie (16th, 28:49.71), Rose Nez (24th, 29:51.19), Nezbah Young (29th, 30:56.89) and Marcella Kee (30th, 31:06.51). The boys were led by Kyren

McCray in 10th with a time of 21:49.6, followed by Trevor Martin (17th, 22:24.9), Miles Whitehair (20th, 22:57.74), Trent Kee (21st, 22:59.53), Reshawn Begay (27th, 23: 37.34), Shawne King (28th, 23:43.1), and Colin Tracy (33rd, (24:57.91). Laguna Acoma Invitational CC The Rehoboth girls finished fourth with 106 points and the boys were seventh with 149 points. Ambria Hubbard was the top girl runner for Rehoboth in 20th place in 29:55.92, followed by Rachel Martin in 28th at 32:10.12, Josie Ippel in 29th at 32:25.05, Emerald Toddy in 30th at 33:16.64, and Wylencia Weaver in 32nd at 33:31.86. Senior Devin Toddy was 9th in 21:12.61, Vinell Mariano was 17th in 22:00.97, Joseph Niiha was 38th in 25:28.21, Kevin Henry was 46th in 27:26.74 and Cody Henry was 47th in 27:43.74. GHS BS 0, Capital 10 RCHS BS 2, Kirtland 1 RCHS GS 0, Kirtland 3 RCHS VB 0, Ramah 3 RCHS VB 3, Rock Point 2 Sept. 19, Tuesday GHS BS 0, Farmington 10 GHS GS 0, Farmington 11 MHS BS 1, Bloomfield 2 MHS GS 1, Bloomfield 6 MHS VB 0, Rio Rancho 3 RCHS BS 2, Tierra Encantado 1

investment across America, and we will teach America who we are through movies, public service announcements, and radio. We have to tell the truth about who we are.” Nava jo Nat ion Vice President Jonathan Nez said the movie was very inspiring and it shows native actors a re excel l i ng i n t he f i l m industry. “It brings the way of elements to our lives, the teaching of spirituality in the storyline,” he said. “I was very inspired to

see the screening of this film, especially with Adam Beach being here; Roger Willie, our very own, being a part of this film. I see a lot of great opportunities for Navajo actors to be a part of this, and not only just Navajos but other Native Americans, it was a great movie.” Willie, from Continental Divide, N.M., who played the character of Uncle Ralph, said the message of anti-bullying in this film serves as a great educational tool. CLASSIFIEDS


COMMUNITY CALENDAR SEPT. 22 - 28, 2017 FRIDAY Sept. 22

SUNDAY Sept. 24

COMPUTER CLASS: TWITTER 10:30 am to 12:30 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov  SOUP & SALAD SUPPER Come and enjoy a smorgasbord of soups and salad (many from the Community Pantry’s Hope Garden). Includes beverage and dessert. Suggested donation: $5. The supper is a fundraiser for the annual “CROP Hunger Walk” to be held on Oct. 15. Call (505) 726- 8068. 4:30-7pm, The Community Pantry 1130 Hasler Valley Road. GET UP AND GAME Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games. 4-5 pm, Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave.

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.

SATURDAY Sept. 23 BATTLE BUDDY RUN AGAINST PTSD 5k fun run/walk and Pyramid Rock Trail run. Pre-registration $25 or 7 am on-site registration $30. Guest speaker Toby Montoya and silent auction featuring Teddy Draper III and Keith Stone Jewelry. Call (505) 879-1009 or email dine.hoghaan@yahoo.com. Location: Red Rock State Park. COMMUNITY PANTRY HOME AND GARDEN SHOW The Community Pantry will host the 2nd Annual “Home and Garden Show.” There will be a live band with other family entertainment. Call (505) 726-8068. Free. 1-4 pm, The Community Pantry, 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. COMEDY LEGENDS, THE SECOND CITY 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 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. COMPUTER CLASS: 3D PRINTING 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@gallupnm.gov  CALENDAR

MONDAY Sept. 25 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. DICHOS: SPANISH WORDS OF WISDOM 6-7 pm @ Main Branch. Markos Chavez will present Dichos: Spanish words of wisdom. Participants will learn about the different types of Dichos and see how they relate to the culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. This is an interactive session so come prepared to share. For more information please call the library (505) 863-1291 or e-mail libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. TUESDAY Sept. 26 Computer Class: MS Word Intermediate Course 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or  e-mail: libtrain@gallupnm.gov  Makers Club (6 and older) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch Science and engineering for the whole family. This week: Bring Pictures to Life! WEDNESDAY Sept. 27 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 10:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.  GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR 3-4 pm @ Main Branch. Bring 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. GMCS EDUCATION MATTERS “LIVESTREAM” Join the school district’s livestream session: gmcs.k12.nm.us or facebook.com/gallupmckinleycountyschools. Today, Su-

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perintendent Mike Hyatt will be on hand to share recent news, research, trends, and thoughts. HISPANIC HERITAGE FILMS: DESPERADO 5:30 - 7 pm @ Main Branch. Throughout Hispanic Heritage month, the Octavia Fellin Library will be showing great films about Hispanic culture and characters. This week we’re showing Desperado, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi and staring Antonio Banderas. Free popcorn provided.  THURSDAY Sept. 28 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 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. 5:30-7 pm, Silver Dust Trading Co., 121 W. Hwy. 66. MONTHLY MEETING Meet with Councilor Linda Garcia (District 1). 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. Crafty Kids (All Ages) 4-5 pm@ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Hand Print Flowers TEEN ADVISORY GROUP 4-5:30 pm @ El Morro Event Center. The Octavia Fellin Library invites youth ages 1218 to join the “Teen Advisory Group.” There will be a series of meetings at the El Morro Events Center for interested youth to see what the group is all about. ONGOING CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. 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 Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. 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. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.  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. SAVE THE DATE Teen Advisory Group The Octavia Fellin Library invites youth ages 12-18 to join the “Teen Advisory Group”. There will be a series of meetings at the El Morro Events Center for interested youth to see what the group is all about. Dates: Friday, Sept. 29, 4-5:30 pm; and Saturday, Sept. 30, 2-4 pm. Location: El Morro Event Center. GALLUP POETRY SLAM: WORDS & MUSIC On Oct. 6, join us for the Gallup Poetry Slam: Words & Music. Held every first Friday of the month. 6:30-8:30 pm, ART123 Gallery. Free. ROAD APPLE RALLY On Oct. 7, Road Apple Rally Returns for 37th year. This mountain bike race is open to participants at all levels. Cal (505) 599-1184. All races start and finish at Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater, Farmington. 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. FALL FESTIVAL On Oct. 14, there will be an “Ancient Way Fall Festival & Art Market.” 3-6 pm. For more information visit: www. zunipuebloart.org. SBDC WORKSHOP On Now. 3, join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for a workshop with artist Maggie Hanely “When ART is your business.” Topics include: pricing your Artwork, presentation of your art, online sales opportunities, and more. Call (505) 722-2220. 9 am-3pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy. 66. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS PRESENTS:

PARENT ACADEMY FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

WHEN

Wednesday, September 27 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE

Educational Development Center

1000 East Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301

TOPIC:

Procedural Safeguards & Parent Advocacy Strategies

FALL 2017 COURSE SESSIONS

(SAME TIME AND LOCATION ON THE FOLLOWING DATES):

OCTOBER 18, 2017

Topic: Goals & Progress Monitoring

NOVEMBER 15, 2017 Topic: Evaluation Process & Early Childhood Intervention

DECEMBER 13, 2017 Topic: Ancillary Services (AT, OT, PT, SW, Nursing)

JANUARY 17, 2018

RSVP WITH MEGAN (505) 721-1800 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Topic: Oral Language Development & Reading

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