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NEWS Artist Dan Grissom’s ‘Phases and Stages’ DRAWING THE AUDIENCE CLOSE WITH HANDS ON DEMO
Artist Dan Grissom at UNM-G Ingham Chapman Gallery Sept. 25. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura By Dee Velasco For the Sun
unique showing of paintings and screen prints by artist Dan Grissom, was held Sept. 25, at UNM-Gallup in the Ingham Chapman Gallery. The event entitled “Phases and Stages” was free and everyone was invited including art students from UNM for the artist’s demonstration and talk. Gr is som, who is f rom Austin, TX was bitten by the art bug as a small child, where he found himself drawing on everything and he knew he wanted to do something with this passion later in life. He was attracted to graphic arts, along the lines of logo art, whether it be designing a logo for a business or simply designing images. In high school, he kept getting sidetracked with different forms of art, as he joined a painting class, went into ceramics, consta ntly focusing on different mediums.
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At a certain point, he joined a band, and began designing posters to advertise the group. This eventually lured him back to his first love of art. In his senior year, Grissom held his first exhibition show in printmaking and since then he has passionately pursued it. To a packed room at the Chapman gallery, Grissom gave a hands-on demonstration to an enthused crowd mainly consisting of college art students who have an interest in screen painting. “I collect a lot of old photos and transfer the images into each other and this produces
Students learn screen printing with Dan Grissom Sept. 25. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura a unique look,” he said. One screen painting that stands out is of the famous rock band Metallica. Grissom says bands are always wanting posters, so he rolled up his sleeves and started creating one-of-a-kind pieces. His break came when the band Metallica was looking for several artists to design a poster for them. “I had asked my friend who oversaw this if any sort of chance would come up, if he could open a slot for me,” he said. That chance came. Several artists, including Grissom,
were told to come up with something totally unique. He began looking at his old sketch books of various Metallica drawings he had done when he was younger. Most of his drawings included skulls so he added these and was told the band would never go for it. To his surprise, the band approved his poster and this would be a part of a VIP event to which the posters were distributed as prize giveaways. One UNM-G art student, who was mesmerized by the poster, was Travis Yazzie, who is currently in an art class.
“I thought it was pretty cool, a lot stuff to learn from, something new, and I never really saw anybody do screen painting before like this,” he said. Having this type of art exhibit pulls in students who would never step foot into a gallery according to John Zimmerman, associate professor of UNM-G Fine Arts. “I thought the event was very successful. We had quite a bit of students show up,” he said. “We were excited about
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Dan Grissom’s screen printing entitled “Phases and Stages.” Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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In custody: Crownpoint man arrested for stabbing murder By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
allup Police D e p a r t m e n t Detectives arrested Montoya Johnson of Crownpoint on a warrant for first degree murder and tampering with evidence Sept. 27. According to the arrest warrant, Johnson, 42, allegedly stabbed Raymond Peshlakai on the 600 block of south Second Street Sept. 23 – south of the old post office and north of DE Armand Mechanical Shop. Johnson is being held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $20,000 cash-only bond. The assault-turned-homicide scene unfolded as Gallup Community Service Aide Jarad Albert arrived at the scene, shortly before 11 pm, and found Peshlakai unconscious and bleeding from a stab wound to the chest. The single wound proved fatal.
There was a small crowd around the victim when Albert arrived on scene, but his immediate attention was directed at keeping Peshlakai alive by stopping the bleeding as well as he could. As other Gallup Police officers showed up to the scene, witnesses were found and statements taken, but despite all the efforts, not much was found that would lead to an immediate arrest. There were two women and one man who were questioned, but their presence turned out to be circumstantial and they were released. A break in the case occurred Sept. 26, wgeb GPD Officer Darius Johnson was sent to the walkway located between Coal and Aztec avenues and Second and Third streets to check on a report of an inebriated man waving a knife around in a dangerous manner. This turned out to be the murder suspect. A w itness pointed out
where Johnson had thrown the knife, and Gaona easily located and collected it as evidence. Johnson was taken to Gallup Detox Center. Meanwhile, GPD Det. John Yearly noted that the knife recovered had a “red in color tinted substance on the blade,” and logged it as evidence for further examination. The knife is about 10-inches long, with a five-inch handle. Johnson also had “small skin abrasions on his left hand and elbow, and scratches on his right inside wrist,” Det. Jon Whitsitt observed, according to the warrant. His clothes were collected, and evidence of blood was discovered. Another break in the case occurred when an eyewitness, who police asked not to name, was tracked down to give a statement. It turned out that detectives hit the witness jackpot. This witness had blood on the hands and fingers, and reportedly saw Johnson
murder Peshlakai. The witness said Johnson had been upset that night because a female friend of his had been badly beaten by a street character by the nickname of “Tall Wolf.” T he cha nce encou nter with another street person, Peshlakai a.k.a. “Black Wolf” was enough to cause the perpetrator to lash out, with a single blow, and take a life. W hen GPD det ec t ive s at tempted to i nter v iew Johnson, he asked for his lawyer, promptly ending the meeting. Johnson remains in custody as of press time Sept. 28.
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Weekly Police Activity Report By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
onavan Bar ney ( D i s t r ic t Cou r t), Rosher n Cad ma n (Out of Cou nt y), Brandon R. Chee (Magistrate Court-Battery on a Household Member, and District CourtFailure to Pay Child Support), Chr istina James (Distr ict Court), Nathan King (Municipal Court-2 Warrants), Sky R. Lee (Out of County), Jonthan Mann (Failure to Appear), Bobby A . Ma nuelito (Magistrate Cou r t -2), Mela n ie M. Nashboo (Magistrate Court), Christopher Sam (Parole/ Probation), Ryan W. Thompson (Out of County), and Felix H. Torrez, Jr. (Magistrate Court).
MCSO WARRANTS Sheldon Mor r is, Ja m ie Platero, William Watchman, and Danathan Willie.
POLICE ACTIVITY An alert McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Davis Jr. interrupted a couple of probable felons before they could get away with the proceeds of some burglaries. Patrolling State Highway 602 south to conduct a security check of El Sabino store, Davis noticed a vehicle parked on the
south side of the business at 4:34 am on Sept. 23. The male and female couple said they were waiting for family to pick them up, and identified themselves as Sherry Begay and possibly Collin Carviso. When Davis had Metro Dispatch check the license plate, the vehicle came back as stolen in Gallup. At this point the male in the driver’s seat started the car and drove off northbound down 602 at a high rate of speed with no vehicle lights. Giving chase, Davis paced the other vehicle at about 95 mph. The suspects slowed down and finally stopped the car near a locked gate, running in two separate directions. Unable to chase both at the same time, Davis did the sensible thing, taking possession of the ignition keys and requesting Metro to send a tow truck. Davis retrieved a blue/red Craftsman bag containing several items, and a cell phone believed to belong to one of the suspects. Inventory of the bag included a vehicle DVD player with two screens, a Garmin GPS device, a Peak GPS device, a white phone charger cord, a Whistler radar detector, a red Mag Light with an engraved name, and other tools and accessories. The case has been turned over to detectives to verify the names and birthdates given by the suspects. Anyone with information on this case should
notify the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. Gallup Police Department Officer Ransom James was on patrol on Sept. 10, when he was dispatched to the Downtown Walkway in reference to a fight. At the scene, James found a male identified as Nathaniel Avery lying on the sidewalk with a gray sweater covering his right eye. Avery was in such pain that he could not describe what had happened, but several witnesses gave the officer plenty of information on the assailant and pointed him out.
Avery was to be transported to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque for further treatment, and Gruber was transported to MCDC and booked for assault with a deadly weapon. A shooting at Chaparral Trailer Park on west Aztec is still under investigation after shots were fired at the front door and into the side of the trailer by an unknown assailant. Detectives are following several leads and expect an arrest soon. The best advice is for the shooter to turn themselves in to the Gallup Police Department before the
situation gets out of hand. Identification has been made on a couple of unattended deaths recently. The victim of an accident on I-40, when he ran into a semi-tractor and trailer, was identified as Theo Whitehair, 44. And the man discovered dead in Mossman Park was ID’d as Donavan Begay, 46. Other problems handled by police departments include five accidents without injuries, an unresolved battery on a household member (suspect left area prior to Deputies arrival), a beer theft in Vanderwagen, and about two dozen miscellaneous and other reports.
Michael Gruber Ident i f ie d a s M ich a el Gruber, 28, the suspect was searched for weapons and the officer found several baseball size rocks in his pockets. Gruber would not answer questions or cooperate with police. Officer James transported Gruber to Gallup Indian Medical Center for medical clearance.
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Michael Wilson 09.24.17, 10.34 Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Dispatched to the Thoreau area at the I- 40 exit 53 ra mp, to watch for a possible d r u n k d r i v e r, M e t r o Dispatch adv ised McK inley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Paul Davis Jr. that the suspect was now at milepost 55. Davis then proceeded eastbound to that location and made contact with the vehicle at milepost 57. The vehicle was swerving from side-to-side, crossing the white-painted dotted lines and the white solid shoulder lines on the roadway. The vehicle did not stop immediately, traveling another quarter mile before coming to a complete stop. Wilson, 51, agreed to a field sobriety test but he kept losing his balance and Davis stopped the field test to prevent injury to Wilson. W hen the state’s Implied Consent Act Advisory was read, Wilson refused to take a breath test. W hen g iven a s econd chance, Wilson agreed to a breath test and gave samples of 0.16 and 0.17. Wilson was then transported to McKinley County Detention Center and booked. Robert Johnson 09.23.17, 2:44 pm Agg. DWI, 11th Offense Dispatched to the intersection of South Chino Loop and Highway 49, in reference to a vehicle parked in the roadway with the driver asleep inside, MCSO Deputy Brandon Salazar observed the engine was still r unning a nd the sleeping
driver was breathing. Salazar t u r n e d the engine off and removed the ignition key before attempting to wake the driver, but that didn’t bother the sleeper, who immediately upon waking attempted to drive away and was incoherent. A lt houg h Joh nson, 61, agreed to a field sobriety test, it soon became evident that he could barely stand up, let alone proceed with the rigors of the test. After arresting Johnson, Salazar ran his name and discovered 10 prior convictions for DWI. Johnson refused a breath test so Salazar obtained a warrant for a blood test. Johnson was then transported to a local hospital for the blood draw and medical clearance. He was then transported to MCDC and booked. Evan Chavez 09.23.17, 00:15 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense While on patrol on Interstate 40, Deputy Frank Villa Jr. noticed a black vehicle goi ng e a s tbou nd that was crossing the center dotted line to the solid shoulder line multiple times. Villa turned on his camera to record the swerving vehicle and engaged his emergency lights as the black vehicle took the milepost 26 off ramp. When Villa approached the vehicle, he noticed two occupants, but neither was in the driver’s seat. Both initially denied knowing who the driver was, but eventually the backseat passenger, identified as Dustin Logg, 26,
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admitted it was the other guy, 27-year old Chavez. Chavez agreed to the field sobriety test, which he failed. Logg was transported to Gallup Detox by Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero and Chavez was taken to the Sheriff’s Office for a date with the IR8000, which showed two samples, one at 0.17 and 0.16. Chavez was then transported to MCDC and booked. Melford Begay 09.17.17, 05:36 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Gallup P o l i c e Of f icer Douglas Hoffman re s ponded to the area of South Puerco, in reference to a possible drunk driver that had been passed out behind the wheel but was now driving at a very slow speed (about 10 mph) and weaving on the turn into Apache Court, almost hitting the curb. Stopping the vehicle by activating his emergency lights and siren, Officer Hoffman made contact with Begay, 35, who admitted to consuming five beers. The field sobriety test was proof enough that Begay was intoxicated and he was arrested at that time. His refusal to take a breath test elevated the charge to Aggravated DWI on what was his first offense. Begay was then taken to MCDC and booked. Jonathan H. Gregg 09.08.17, 10:10 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense It was a bad day for Gregg, who had to stay at a loc a l hospital for four to five hours long, with a 3000 ml IV Drip to flush out the alcohol in his system. This episode bega n when GPD Officer Francis Col l i n s wa s c a l led t o a Domestic Disturbance in the Navajo Nation community of Sundance. An “Attempt to Locate” was issued when Gregg, 37, fled the scene. He was stopped by GPD Officer
Norman Bowman soon after. Collins then took over the investigation for DWI. Gregg agreed to a field sobriety test but reportedly refused eye contact with the officer. He claimed no injuries prior to the test. During the third part of the field test, Gregg claimed he had injuries and refused to continue. Collins read Gregg the NM Implied Constent Advisory, which was refused. Collins took Gregg to the hospital for blood work and medical clea ra nce, which the hospital refused to take initially because of his high blood alcohol content. Gregg was then transported to MCDC after the delay and booked. Donna M. Pacheco 09.02.17, 11:13 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense GP D O f f i c e r N o r m a n Bowman heard an Attempt to Locate sent out by dispatch on a po s sible intoxicated driver who had just left the Ortega Shell station. He put cruiser in the v icinity of the 1800 block of ea st A ztec. Initiating a traffic stop on the vehicle at the Lowe’s Uptown parking lot, Bowman explained the reason for the stop and asked for Pacheco’s driver’s license. Pacheco admitted having some alcohol to drink and agreed to the field sobriety test, which she failed. After Officer Bowman read her the NM Implied Consent Advisory, Pacheco agreed to take a breath test at the Gallup Police Department. Sgt. Emery Holly was on scene and agreed to wait for Pacheco’s daughter to pick up the vehicle. At the station, Pacheco had twin readings of 0.17 BAC and Bowman transported her to MCDC for booking. Shannon J. Clark 06.30.17, 10:52 pm Agg. DWI, Third Offense Called to the scene of an accident in the area of Third Street a nd Highway 66, Ga l lup Police Officer Luke Martin met with Officer John Gonzales, who was investigating the two-vehicle crash. Officer
Gonza les adv ised Off icer Martin that one of the drivers was possibly impaired. A DWI field sobriety test was then started on Clark, 39. Failing to complete the field test, Clark was arrested, read the Implied Consent Act Advisory and agreed to a breath test at the Gallup Police Department. The two breath submissions showed 0.15 and 0.14 on the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the driver was transported to MCDC and booked. Gerard John 06.30.17, 10:15 pm Agg. DWI, 2nd Offense Gallup P o l i c e Department Of f icer Dominic M o l i n a received an Attempt to Locate on a black SU V a s he wa s traveling Northbound on Second Street approaching the intersection with Park Avenue. The SUV was going southbound and Molina turned around and followed the suspect vehicle. The suspect entered the parking lot of the Sports Page, drove through the lot, and then exited at a high rate of speed, still going Southbound. The vehicle then made a right turn on Debra Drive and then to the intersection of Debra and Marcy where it stopped in the middle of the road. Officer Molina activated his emergency lights when the suspect began to move again and followed it for about a quarter mile on Cora Lee before it came to a complete stop. As Officer Molina approached the vehicle, he noticed no one in the driver’s seat, as the driver, identified as John, 22, had jumped into the rear seat with two other passengers. Those two told Molina that John had been driving and had thrown a beer can at a pedestrian, which caused the Attempt to Locate in the first place. John refused the offer to take a field sobriety test and the breath test. John was then transported to MCDC and booked. J. Michael Singer 06.17.17, 01:56 pm DWI, 1st Offense En-route to the Timberlake
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UNM-Gallup CEO SCAM ALERT: AG warns finalists announced New Mexicans of ‘Jury Staff Reports
nter i m P rovost Cra ig White announced Sept. 27 five finalists for the Chief Executive Officer position for the UNM Gallup branch campus. “I am delighted that we had such great interest in this important position,” he said, in a press release. “Our Gallup campus is incredibly important to the overall mission to UNM because it serves an important community and diverse set of students. I believe we have a very strong set of candidates.” Candidates will interview both on the Gallup and main campus between Oct.9-26. Exact times for candidate open forums have not been confirmed yet and will be announced when available. Dr. Andrew I. Nwanne October 9-10, 2017 Dr. Nwanne is the Chief Academic Officer and Provost at New Mexico State University in Carlsbad. In this capacity, he plans, develops, and administers the institution’s educational programs and services. Prior, he was the Associate Dean in the College of Business at Indiana Institute of Technology and a current participant in Leadership New Mexico. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Carlsbad Hospital and ser ves on the Higher Learning Commission’s Peer Reviewer Corp and Institutions Actions Council. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of North Texas, a Master’s degree from Amberton University and a Bachelor’s degree from Bishop College. D r. G l e n d a B a l a s October 11-12, 2017 Dr. Balas is Professor of Communication and Dean of
the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNT Dallas, a position she has held since July of 2013. She formerly held the positions of Interim Provost at UNT Dallas, Chair of the Communication and Journalism Department at the University of New Mexico, Chair of the Mass Communication Department at Sam Houston State University, and Associate Chair and Doctoral Director of the Communication and Journalism Department at UNM. In addition to these twelve years of academic administration, she brings additional experience teaching, as well as fund development and nonprofit and media management. Dr. Balas holds a B.S. in Mass Communication and an M.B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa. Dr. Richard Fleming October 17-18, 2017 Dr. Fleming is Vice President/ Dean of the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus. He previously held positions as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Thomas Nelson Community College, President of Northland Pioneer College, Vice President for Instruction at New Mexico Junior College, Dean of the Center for Business and Corporate Development at the Community College of Denver, and Dean of Continuing Education/Faculty at North Lake College. Dr. Fleming earned an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, an MBA and MS in Industrial Administration from the University of Dallas, and a BS
Duty Scams’ Staff Reports
ANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert Sept. 27, regarding scammers who are calling people in the Santa Fe-area threatening to jail or fine them $2,000 for failure to report to jury duty. The jury duty scam may be familiar to people in other parts of the state as the Office of the Attorney General has had previous reports from
Ber na lillo a nd Doña A na Counties, but the scam appears to have resurfaced in the Santa Fe-area. Attorney General Balderas’ statewide Scam Alert was issued today to urge New Mexicans to be on guard for this scam and protect themselves from financial harm. “The courts do not call people to notify them of fines or warrants,” Balderas said. “New Mexico Cour ts will issue formal paperwork for jury summonses, for fines or for warrants—but will never
NM Attorney General Hector Balderas call people and threaten them. Anyone who receives a threatening call from the ‘courts’ for failing to appear for jury duty should immediately be suspicious that it is a scam and hang up the phone.” To check whether you have been called for jury duty, you can review the following website for links to local
SCAM ALERT | SEE PAGE 11
UNM-GALLUP | SEE PAGE 13
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Task force meets to address uranium contamination By Deswood Tome For the Sun
he McKinley Uranium Blue Ribbon Ta sk Force, held a meeting to hear from community leaders in their continuing efforts to bring awareness on uranium and the health effects in people’s lives. Organizers for the task force amassed proponents at the Gallup Community Center, who have fought for years against the uranium industry. “We started having conversations about how this is going to impact our lands, water,” said Talia Boyd, organizer for the task force. “Our decision makers could formally recognize the need for these studies.” A t t he c e nt er of t he Thursday meeting was a proposed moratorium on uranium presented to the McKinley County Commission in January. The measure was not passed as proposed. Changes were made that the commission “supports any groups efforts … to hold public meetings.” Historical proponents who attended Thursday’s meeting are organizers of Eastern Nava jo A ga i n st Ura n iu m Mining, known as ENDAUM. M itchel l Capit a n, who worked for Mobile in uranium mining industry, told the audience of the 11 years
McKinley County Commissioner Carol Bowman Muskett it took them to get the Navajo Nation Council to pass the 2005 Dine Natural Resources and Protection Act that bans all uranium mining and milling on Navajo lands. “Just recently, in February 2012, there was another resolution passed by the Navajo Nation,” Capitan said, referring to the passage of a 2012 Navajo law that bans the transportation of “radioactive and related substances” on all roads traversing Navajo land. “I want the commissioners to know that they need to protect all the people in McKinley county,” added Rita Capitan, Crownpoint Chapter president, who’s married to Mitchell. I n Febr ua r y 2014, t he New Mexico Health Equity Partnership funded a Health Impact Assessment on the effects of the 1979 United Nuclear spill in Churchrock.
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It is regarded as the second largest accident of radioactive materials released containing 1,100 tons or uranium mining wastes-tailings and 100 million
gallons of radioactive water. The HIA report concludes that “McKinley County residents have higher rates of stomach, kidney, renal and
pelvis cancer than the populations of both New Mexico and the U.S.” A nna Rondon with the McK inley Community Collaborative for Health Equity was among invited guests. “Two years ago I was a part of the health impact assessment,” Rondon said. “The bottom line is number one recommendation is to have more health studies. “As Ana says—McKinley has a debt to pay,” said Janene Yazzie, task force organizer. The idea of a moratorium was first introduced on Nov. 1,
URANIUM | SEE PAGE 14
Leroy Morgan, a former language teacher, who worked for the Navajo Legal Services Department in 1979 (pre-dating NNDOJ) shares his account of the day news broke on the uranium spill July 16, 1979. From left to right are Mitchell Capitan, Rita Capitan, Janene Yazzie, and Doug Mikejohn, New Mexico Environmental Law Center. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome
Talia Boyd with the Conservation Voters New Mexico Fund, describes her upbringing in Western Navajo where school-aged students played at the Rare Metals site, a declared uranium remediation clean up cell site. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome
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High speed telecom service for Navajo Nation approved by PRC COMMISSIONER LOVEJOY SAID TECH TO BENEFIT RURAL AREAS Staff Reports
ANTA FE – Dur ing a publ ic meeti ng S e p t . 2 7, D i s t . 4 P ubl ic Reg u lat ion Commissioner Lynda Lovejoy motioned to approve Sacred Wind’s petition for a variance to use the New Mexico Universal Service Fund for solar powered units to provide voice and Internet service to homes without electricity on Navajo Lands. “ T he new t e c h nolog y Sacred Wind proposes will provide enough solar energy to power up a fixed wireless subscriber antenna, a voice/ broadband modem, a computer and at least one desk lamp,” Lovejoy said. No less than 150 homes of residents who live in the most rural Navajo
SCAM ALERT | FROM PAGE 9 courts:www.jury.nmcourts. gov. The local courts can verify whether you have been summoned to jury duty. The Office of Attorney General has received complaints detailing the approach of the Santa Fe jury scammers which consists of the following: Callers generally tell those who answer that they should have reported for jury duty, but now owe a fine of up to $2000 for failure to appear or for contempt of court. Even if the person who answers protests that he or she received a jury summons but got excused, the scammers still may insist that the person who answers must pay a fine immediately in order to avoid being booked, fingerprinted, photographed and detained for up to 24 hours, since the paperwork was not properly processed.
areas in New Mexico will benefit tremendously from this technology. The New Mexico Universal Service Fund will cover onehalf of all associated costs and Sacred Wind will cover the other half – a 100 percent match, which increases the value of the state fund for consumers. NMPRC Staff supported the proposal, stating that the proposal is within the parameters of the Universal Service Fund’s intended use and is compliant with the Rural Telecom Act and the Public Utility Act. T he C om m i s s io n h a d instructed agency staff to research the laws governing these regulatory principals. Furthermore, no telecommunications or other companies in the state voiced opposition “As frightening as these calls may be,” Balderas said, “people should not pay a supposed fine to anyone on the basis of a phone call. These callers are scammers and need to be identified and stopped.” The state’s Administrative Office of the Courts is aware of the scams, and has verified that information from jury rolls has not been inadvertently disclosed. There is no information to indicate that jury rolls have been compromised, according to AOC. Instead, sca mmers a re just playing a numbers game. Since about 10 percent of the population receives a jury summons in any given year, callers can easily persuade recipients that they may be out of compliance. To report these scams please contact the Office of the Attorney General a t (5 0 5 ) 717- 3 5 0 0 o r visit: www.nmag.gov.
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to the order authorizing Sacred Wind to use the Universal Service Fund in support of its solar project. Sacred Wind conducted an eight-month trial of the new sola r equipment connected to its basic telephone a nd h i g h s p e e d I nt er net equipment to not only test the service itself, but to test customers’ acceptance of the service. After declaring its trial a significant success, Sacred Wind applied for approval to the NMPRC to expand the program to many more customers. Customers without electricity targeted for the solar-powered telephone and Internet service will be limited to those residing in Sacred Wind’s service territory. Customers using the solar
A Sacred Wind employee stands with a customer next to a solar panel in this undated photo. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Carlos Padilla devices will not pay for the solar power to provide the services and will be charged the same amount for Sacred Wind’s services as any other customer. The Internet speeds that
will be available to these customers are among the highest available on Navajo Lands – starting at 6 Megabits per second and up to 20 Megabits per second.
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program that offers opportunity for the public to meet local officers, and discuss community issues, will take place at the Gallup Coffee Company Oct. 4. Officers from Gallup Police Department, and community members, will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink
at the “Coffee with a Cop” event. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Gallup’s neighborhoods. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public
DAN GRISSOM | FROM PAGE 3 the Metallica poster since many of our students love Metallica, or love that style of music. So, we thought it would be a wonderful way to bridge that gap. Sometimes students don’t think they should go into a gallery, and look around or want to go in, so this is an exciting way to draw them into the space.”
y-owned the way The famous poster Dan Grissom created for the band “Metallica.” Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.
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Cameron Cardy, door aide for Fort Wingate Elementary, also brought several students down to see the Metallica poster. “First, I brought my students down because Grissom done some work with Metallica, and a lot of our students are interested in that kind of music and culture,” Cardy said. “Second, I wanted to open their minds by having them attend this art gallery.” “It was a great, the students really wanted to know about screen printing,” he added. “Especially the Metallica poster, that part might bring a few students out their shell at an art show when they see this band and think now this is on their level.” K r i st i Wi l son, a d ju nct i n st r uct or of Draw i ng /A r t P ra ct ice s i n S SMC (Sma l l Scale Metals Construction), says this event was an opportunity for her students to learn more about this particular style of art. “I think it was very successful … so happy that Dan Grissom was able to meet with my drawing class and have them build some layers that they can share the final product with the entire community,” Wilson said. It was not only a magnificent event for the students and the community, but for Grissom too. “I had a great time talking with the faculty, working with students,” he said, “I really love this community – a great community of people to connect with. I’m going home with my heart a little fuller from meeting all the students, hanging out learning from them just as much as they’ve learned from me.”
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a r e a , McK inley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s Officers F r a n k V i l l a , Jr. and Garylle James were f lagged down by a person, later identified as Titus Toledo, in the parking lot of the Vanderwagen Mustang. Toledo informed the officers that the driver of the car next to his had nearly run him off the road by passing on the right side in a no-passing zone at an excessive speed. The driver was further identified when he left the store, as were two of his passengers, Kendrena Yazzie and Kendall Yazzie, brother and sister. Two other passengers were also questioned, Malcolm Chee and Ryan Charley. Singer, 34, failed his field sobriety test and was arrested for DWI. The other occupants were all run through Metro dispatch for wants and warrants, and the deputies found warrants on three of the five, which included Toledo, 30, who had an out-of-county warrant from Bernalillo for battery on a non-family member. Kendrena Yazzie, 25, had an aggravated DWI warrant and her brother Kendell, 27, was wanted for possession of narcotics by the Magistrate Court. Singer was taken to MCDC for booking while Chee, 29, and Charley, 34, were given a free ride to Gallup Detox since both were heavily intoxicated. Arieal Joann King 06.18.17, 8:21 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Dispatched to 1 Gia nt Cro s si n g, MC S O Deput y Brandon Salazar was headed westbound on I-40 and located the vehicle as it was exiting Interstate 40 at milepost 36. Identifying the driver as King, Deputy Salazar
got her consent to run a field sobriety test, which she failed. Once K ing, 25, wa s arrested, Salazar read her the Implied Consent Act, and she agreed to take the breath test once they reached the Sheriff’s Office. On the first breath test, King blew a 0.25 and on the second test, she blew a 0.24. King was then transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center for medical clearance and from there to the MCDC where she was booked. Lukas Woody 06.19.17, 8:24 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Roxanne Slim was on routine patrol in the Crest v iew area when she observed a red car traveling Westbound on State Highway 118. The car swerved off the roadway and the tires kicked up dust, which prompted Deputy Slim to activate here emergency lights. The red car swerved into the Eastbound lane then corrected into the Westbound lane before coming to a complete stop. When the driver, identified as Lukas C. Woody, 28, exited the car, Slim noticed his pants were unzipped and a passenger in the back seatwas trying to hide a 18-pack box of Budweiser with her right leg. Having agreed to a field sobriety test, Woody admitted having a false eye from a fight about two years ago, but no excuses were going to help him pass this test. Sli m read the Implied Consent Advisory to Woody and discovered he had two outstanding warrants, one in Gallup and one in Cibola County. A second passenger, Christopher Long, 35, also had a bench warrant and was transported to MCDC by Deputy Josie Bowman and booked. A third pa ssenger a nd his wife were transported to Gallup Detox. Lukas was given a ride to the Sheriff’s Office where he gave samples on the IR8000 of 0.20 and 0.21 BAC. He was then taken to MCDC and booked.
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A N TA F E – G o v. Susana Mar tinez announced Sept. 28 that New Mexico will receive $3.5 million dollars from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. The funding from this grant will allow the state to continue to provide voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy, and to parents with young children up to kindergarten entry. “Providing this valuable information to parents with young children can help them to improve their quality of life,” Martinez said. “By offering this service to our most at-risk population, we are providing them with the resources and skills to ensure that their children grow up mentally and physically healthy and ready to learn.” Administered by HRSA, i n pa r t ner s h ip w it h t he Administration for Children and Families, the MIECHV P r og r a m g i ve s pr eg n a nt women and families, particularly those considered at-risk, necessary resources and skill to raise children who are physically, socially, and emotionally healthy and ready to
GPD | FROM PAGE 12 We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring their concerns, or simply get to know our officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships. Coffee with a Cop is a
learn. All MIECHV funded programs in New Mexico engage pregnant women as early as possible through targeted recruitment efforts. Each program provides families with health education, including discussing the importance of obtaining a nd actively
participating in prenatal care within the first trimester. When mothers do not have a prenatal care provider, home visitors make appropriate referrals to link mothers to prenatal care providers available at local health clinics, hospitals, doctors, Indian Health Ser vices and other social
service agencies. “By engaging pregna nt women a nd their families with health education, we are giving them an opportunity to obtain the tools necessary to ensure the health and safety of their children,” CY F D Cabi net S ecret a r y Monique Jacobson said. “Our goal is always to ensure that all children are healthy and safe, and this program allows us to target our most at-risk population who can benefit from this service.” Since 2011, the number of counties in New Mexico that have an MIECHV program has increased from two counties to five counties and the number of children and families being served has increased from 160 to 425 in 2017. This grant will provide professional development opportunities for current providers such as home visitors, FOCUS consultation, and for the Home Visiting Resource and Referral Project. The MIECHV grant begins on October 1 of this year and runs to September 30, 2019. F o r m o r e i n fo r m a tion on the MIECH V P r o gram pl ea se vi sit: www.n ewm exi coki d s. org / parent s - an d -families / homevi siting/ or call 1-800-691-9067.
national initiative supported by The United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are being held across the county, as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve. T he prog r a m a i m s t o a dv a nce t he pr a c t ice of
community policing through i m pr ov i n g r el a t io n s h i p s between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. Coffee with a Cop is a program that will be hosted by other local businesses, on different dates, throughout the city of Gallup. Look for those dates and times. If any business
would like to host a Coffee with a Cop event please contact us at the Gallup Police Department. All community members are invited to attend. The event will be from 9 am -11 am on Oct. 4, at 203 W. Coal Ave. Please contact Rosanne Morrissette with questions: 505-863-9365, rmorrissette@ gallupnm.gov.
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UNM-GALLUP | FROM PAGE 9 in Zoology from Memphis State University. D r. J a m e s M a l m October 19-20, 2017 Dr. Malm brings 25-years of higher education teaching and administrative leadership experience at five different colleges, from Penn State Harrisburg outreach to chief administrative officer for Baltimore County Community College, dean at Colorado St ate Un iver sit y P ueblo, campus head for Laramie County Community College Albany County and executive vice president of Mohave Community College in 2017. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses at Colorado State University Global Campus. Dr. Malm earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Penn State, followed by the Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland University College a s a n Orkand Research Fellow and the publication of the article ‘Six community college presidents: Organizational pressures, change processes and approaches to leadership’ in the Community College Journal of Research and Practice. Dr. Carlos C. Ayala – October 25-26, 2017 Dr. Ayala currently serves as Dean of the School of Education at California State University-Sonoma. Dr. Ayala has worked as a chemist, science and math teacher, principal, senior educational researcher, and small business owner. His area of research is educational assessment and the use of data for program improvement that has been sponsored via grants by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Education, Chev ron Foundation, and others. His stated goal is to unleash the transformative force of education to support all individuals, their families, and their communities. He received his bachelors degrees from the University of California Santa Cruz, masters degree from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Comments and questions may be directed to Dr. Alice Letteney who is serving as search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (provost@ unm.edu).
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URANIUM | FROM PAGE 10 at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting. “(Commissioner) Genevieve Jackson has been a strong supporter,” Yazzie said. “She sponsored our original ordinance.” At the following county commission meeting, there was
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that the commissioners “Are within their authority to enact and enforce the ordinance as written.” A second reading before the commissioners took place on Dec. 13. Attending the McKinley county commissioners’ meeting were visiting members of neighboring Cibola County, including the county manager and an economic development representative, while the state was represented by the minerals manager from the state land office. Outgoing Commissioner Tony Tanner participated in the meeting during the December meeting, at which time a public hearing was proposed for January. Incoming Commissioner Bill Lee’s first meeting was on Jan. 3. Commissioner Carol Bowman-Muskett introduced a lter natives to the moratorium suppor ted by new Commissioner Lee. “We didn’t know what kind of politics that Commissioner Lee was going to bring in,” Yazzie said. Commissioners BowmanMuskett and Lee voted in support of the alternatives to
the moratorium that asked for more public hearings and engaging state and federal agencies “to hear, collect, and analyze information on the impacts of uranium mining in McKinley County.” “It wasn’t a public hearing,” Yazzie said. “They also didn’t inform us.” Commissioner Jackson voted in opposition of the alternative moratorium. In Febr ua r y, a letter of intent to sue was received by the County Commission for a llegedly v iolating the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. On Feb. 21, commissioners convened a regular meeting with the letter of intent to sue on the agenda. The commissioners opted for an executive session to discuss the pending litigation. Count y Attor ney Doug Decker said this week that there were three choices the county could take in response
to the complaint. They chose a peaceful route. “Instead of fighting it, the remedy of having a second meeting was the easiest,” Decker said. On March 14, a specia l commission meet i ng wa s held, wh i le Commissioners’ Bowma nMuskett and Lee supported the alternative moratorium, a final vote was given to support original language in the first draft of the moratorium. The McKinley Uranium Blue Ribbon Task Force was formed. “We’re going to get justice for our communities who have been exposed,” said Yazzie about radioactive materials, “for our future generations.” A copy of the 73 -page repor t c a n be fou nd at: https: //mckinleycommunitypla cem at ters.f il es. wordpress.com /2014/02/ looking-within_hia_ final. pdf
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OPINIONS Annual review yields stronger JTIP program By Damon Scott for Finance New Mexico
he Job T ra i n i ng Incentive Program, the economic development tool better known as JTIP, is responsible for creating 10,000 New Mexico jobs since 2011, according to the New Mexico Economic Development Depa r tment (EDD). Since 1972, JTIP has been providing incentives for qualifying employers who are
expanding or relocating in the state. Incentives include money for on-the-job training for up to six months and reimbursement of up to 75 percent of an approved employee’s wages and training costs at an approved New Mexico public education institution. “It’s a strong tool in place, and we will continue to use it to make positive changes,” said EDD communications director Benjamin Cloutier. JTIP program manager Sara Gutiérrez and her team have
made smart changes over the years, he added, signing up companies like PreCheck of Alamogordo, Plenish Skin Care of Taos, Insight Lighting of Rio Rancho and Rural Sourcing Inc. in Albuquerque.
To qualify for funding under JTIP guidelines, companies must manufacture or produce a product in New Mexico. Businesses must be non-retail with a significant percentage of services exported out of
JTIP IN 2016/2017 FISCAL YEAR: • Funds awarded: $13.7 million • Jobs created: 2,000 • Average rural wage: $21 per hour • Participation: 57 companies from 11 counties Source: New Mexico Economic Development Department
state. Exports can be defined in terms of customer base or revenue — at least 50 percent of either derived from outside of state lines. There are exceptions, and certain green industries qualify, although healthcare and extractive industries do not. Program manager Gutiérrez said reimbursement a mou nt s a re ba sed
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29
Mercury enters Libra on September 29 and will remain there until Oct. 17. Libra’s influence on anything will incorporate balance and justice. You may find yourself flip-flopping on your ideas and this might just be progress. Madame G suggests you take time to reflect and evaluate your ideas. Be your own worst critic and dig deep for the answers. Dwell in ambiguity!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’re having a blast. You feel and look great! This momentum is heating up your libido and stamina. Good for you! Your enthusiasm is infectious and greatly appreciated by your partner and friends. Remember, we all possess different energy levels and though you may be up—your loved ones may be down. Provide a little help around the house and pull them up with you.
The world won’t change unless you do. The answer to a better life doesn’t exist outside your own mind. Happiness is not a destination—it’s the entire journey. Ever notice how you experience more satisfaction from a harder period that you pulled through than the easy times? This is an interesting psychological phenomenon. It’s one you should explore.
You’re a natural negotiator even if your voice shakes. It’s important to stress the importance for order and justice. You may want to curb yourself if you get stuck in the muck. No man or woman is an island. If you want to start succeeding and getting across in a new way, you’ll need to include others. Reach out they may surprise you.
It’s all oranges from here. Whatever you decide to do it’s up to you. Your life has taken many turns and you’re likely far away from where you started. This is either great or not. You’re the only one who knows. Instead of looking for all the reasons to be unhappy look for reasons to be happy. If you’re lonely, join a group. Try serving others and speak kindly to yourself.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) That’s just the way it goes sometimes. One small defeat is not a failure. Instead you should refocus your attention on what really matters—your life. What do you want to contribute to the world? Once you’ve aligned your life with purpose, you may find that the little defeat was actually a BIG victory because it pushed you in the right direction.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Work not going as planned? Maybe nothing seems to be working out as you expected. Instead of making yourself sick and tired, let go. This sounds harder than it is. You must decide if the heart attack you’re creating is worth it. Your work is important, but it’s not you—it doesn’t define you. You’ll never get back more if you don’t start putting in more for yourself. OPINIONS
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
So, you’re getting a little adventurous. Maybe you got a portrait of a German Shepherd tattooed on your shoulder or maybe you crashed a truck into plastic barrels. If you do manage to strike barrels, don’t get out and start yelling. This upsets everyone. Instead get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Kick back and enjoy some social times with people you never even considered.
Poor Scorpio. People may fear you. They may have a reason. You’re a good-hearted person with a very tender middle. Your loyalty extends for days. It’s just when you feel threatened or abused that people are shocked that you’re not a push over. Relax. How others react to you is not your problem. Your reaction to them is. Your worth is not lost when someone else disagrees.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The world of tomorrow is a crazy place. You enjoy order and structure not the unknown of chaos. But, you may find a little happiness in the beginning of a journey. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let go of perfection. You may pursue her, but you’ll never achieve her. It’s better to begin than die waiting to move forward.
Don’t quit your job! Well, you may have a good reason, but it’s always better to give notice. You don’t want be blackballed and put on the city’s DO NOT hire list. Your talents will always pull you out of certain scrapes and that’s still no excuse to use bad judgments. Unless your following the old rule of “burn the ships.” Meaning you intend to succeed or die trying.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re almost at the end. You just don’t know where that will lead. Will you head towards the highest mountain or will you walk right off a cliff? You may even head to the very depths of a volcano’s hell. Where ever you go, you’ll need the right equipment. You can’t head to Everest without training and a Shirpa. Well, you can’t head to success alone.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your heading towards the moment of truth. Life is really heading in the right direction. You can make it if you keep trying. Don’t get too bogged down by a lack of enthusiasm in others. They may be in a different place from you. Remember that you don’t require their approval to move forward. This is the way forward. This is the “adulting” part of life no one talks about.
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JTIP PROGRAM | FROM PAGE 15 on the location of the company — whether it falls in an “urban, rural or frontier” area. Companies must be in the midst of an expansion and must be creating new net jobs. Companies taking advantage of the program range from startups to more established businesses with 100 employees, she said. In other words, businesses large and small. Gutiérrez said the New Mexico Partnership, the state’s economic development outreach arm, and other organizations help identify companies that are expanding and might benefit from JTIP. “We work very closely with our team of regional reps, with feet on the ground,” she said.
2016 JTIP recipient conducts his job at “Insight.” Photo Credit: Finance NM The program undergoes review every year, Gutiérrez said. The EDD solicits feedback from active JTIP companies and economic developers throughout the state who make recommendations and create
a “wish list” for how to make the program stronger. A policy hearing is then set up where ideas are presented to the JTIP board of directors who make a decision about what will be adopted into policy.
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This year’s changes went into effect July 1. One change ad justs the residency requirement, which stipulated that trainees must have lived in New Mexico for one continuous year before becoming eligible for the program. The new rule reduces residency to one day. The idea behind the amendment is to better recruit employees for high wage jobs in the state — jobs that can be challenging to fill quickly. “The inspiration for that change in the statute was geared toward trying to assist companies who need a particular skill set when expanding,” said Gutiérrez. The second change refines existing policy regarding an additional 5 percent wage reimbursement above standard
rates — a move meant to encourage higher wages. The third adds flexibility to the job eligibility formula to include non-production jobs. “It levels the playing field for smaller, rural companies and allows them to benefit along with the larger companies,” Gutiérrez said. For more information and full eligibility details, visit the EDD website at: gonm.biz. The July 1 amendments can be found by searching JTIP amendments. Reach Gutiérrez at (505) 827-0249 or Sara. Gutiérrez@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
Ten bills invalidly vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez are now law By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
j u d ge d e c l i n e d Martinez’s effort to keep t he bi l l s f r om be com i n g law while they appealed a previous decision against Martinez. And shortly thereafter Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced she chaptered those ten bills into law (all ten are listed below). “As ordered by the Court, my office has swiftly chaptered all ten of the bills that the Court determined were improperly vetoed during the 2017 legislative session,” Toulouse Oliver said in a statement. The bills include the legalization of industrial hemp for research purposes at New Mexico State University as well as allowing a computer science class to count toward math requirements for high school graduation. First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton found there would be no irreparable harm that would necessitate a stay. “The possible harms are no different than what may occur when laws are repealed
or amended in subsequent legislative sessions or when a court finds a statute unconstitutional after its implementation,” Singleton wrote. The bills Singleton ruled improperly vetoed were split into two categories. In the first, Martinez vetoed the legislation within the constitutionally-allowed three-day period but provided no explanation of her “objections” as required by the state constitution. In the other, Martinez vetoed five bills on the same day she received them but did not explain her objections. The governor later sent “a blanket statement concerning all ten bills without a specific objection on any bills” according to the Legislature. “This is a win for every New Mexico kid and the future of our state’s economy. This legislation opens the door to computer science education for high schoolers across the state, giving them the tools to compete in a 21st century, new collar economy. I’m glad it is finally the law of the land,” Senator Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, said. Candelaria sponsored the bill along with Rep. Debra M. Sariñana, D-Albuquerque. Visit: nmpoliticalreport.com OPINIONS
COMMUNITY Camille’s Café honors Lincoln Elementary teacher with first award for 2017-18
achel Ortega, a kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, h a s been named the Camille’s Sidewalk Café Teacher of the Month for September. Each month, folks write down the name of their favorite teacher, and say why they have the best teacher. They then put into a jar that is established at the café. In recognition of this tribute, Ortega was presented with a gift basket from Camille’s Manager Tisha Boyd. Boyd was content with their first Teacher of the Month award that was gifted to Ortega. “I a m happy t hat she received this prize,” Boyd said. “Ortega was my son’s kindergarten teacher a few years ago, and it is wonderful to see her commit to her students as they grow older.” Ortega earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. A graduate from Gallup High School, she says that her religious faith has blessed her with the patience to work with youth. She worked as a bookkeeper at Lincoln Elementary for 17 years, and has taught kindergarten for six years. Ortega said she was granted the opportunity to further her education with the support of
staff from Lincoln Elementary. She made the choice to teach because of the children and to make a difference in the children’s lives. “It’s not all about the learning piece, but it’s also about the caring part for our kids,” she said. Her students motivate her to teach. She wants them to be safe and feel comfortable in their atmosphere. She enjoys showing up to work and viewing the smiles on their faces every morning. Ortega’s front office co-workers have positive remarks to say about her. “She’s very caring for her kids, they all have place in here heart,” Carole Saucedo said. Lincoln Elementary School Principal Mary Washburn was proud to learn of Ortega’s recent accolade. “She is concerned for her students. She is in contact with her students’ families constantly. Ortega is very committed to her job as a teacher and to be able to teach everyday,” she said. R e c e n t l y, Lincoln Elementary received an “A” grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department for improving and excelling in multiple areas. “I am very proud of our students and teachers for working together and improving every year and individually,” Washburn said. A new campus is in the works, part of a multi-million
dollar federal program to replace aging schools. E s t a b l i s h e d i n 19 9 6 ,
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Teacher of the month for September, Rachel Ortega (right), receives a gift basket from Camille’s Sidewalk Café Manager Tisha Boyd Sept. 21. Photo Credit: Duane Haven
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There’s no place like Homecoming for Miyamura Patriots PHOTO CREDIT: DUANE HAVEN
Miyamura’s homecoming royalty standing by for introductions during pep rally.
Homecoming Queen Candidates, from bottom left: Toni Rae Franco, Elizabeth Graham, and Lauren Thomas with King Candidates, top, from left: Matt Chavez, Jairod Gonzales, and Santo Santiesteban.
Queen Candidate Tiana Wilson escorted by parents Todd and Susan Wilson.
Ladies awaiting introductions at the homecoming pep rally held at the Miyamura High School gymnasium Sept. 21.
Miyamura Patriots 2017 Homecoming King Jairod Gonzales and Homecoming Queen Toni Rae Franco.
King Candidate Santos Santiestaban escorted by mother Julia Santiestaban.
Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi H. Miyamura directs a wave while attending the Patriots homecoming game Sept. 1.
Homecoming Queen Toni Rae Franco escorted by parents Davis and Lisa Franco.
Patriots Quarterback Matt Chavez looks down field for open wide receivers during play action against the visiting Espanola Valley Sundevils on Sept. 22. Miyamura won the game, 44-20.
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‘Victoria and Abdul’ suffers from deep flaws RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 112 MIN. By David Pinson For the Sun
eriod costume films. Do you like them? You probably do if you took anytime to read this. They are an exceptionally bizarre genre to write critique for because it’s hard to sway an audience. You either watch these sorts of films or you don’t. You either get a tingle of excitement when you hear the news that Dame Judi Dench is portraying Queen Victoria or you don’t. Fans of these films stay true and those outside of their influence stay away. So, regardless of your position, you are extremely biased and this write up will to very little to influence your decision to see this movie. But I will not let that get
me down. I know that most of these types of films have a certain level of standard that is usually met. But they are not all exceptional. And Victoria and Abdul is one of those rare occasions where there are some deep flaws despite the pedigree. It’s an interesting story. A young Indian man (Ali Fazal) is plucked from his world in India, put on a ship and sent to England to present the queen with a token, a trinket. She is taken with him and the two form a strong bond. Abdul becomes a confidant and friend to the queen, much to the displeasure of the High Court around her. This is a true story that wasn’t unearthed until 2010. So, you know, it’s an interesting subject. And Dame Judi is fire. As always. This is a vehicle for her and she does not disappoint. She plays Victoria as a flawed and layered woman disconnected from the world she rules. It’s a nuanced and strong performance. What you would expect.
‘Victoria and Abdul’ dazzles with its period costumes and Judi Dench’s superb performance as Queen Victoria, but it fizzles in its storyline. Now playing. Photo Credit: Focus Films But there is a weird issue with the film. About halfway through, Abdul becomes a stranger in his own film. I mean, it’s the story about him and the queen, correct? That’s the title of the film even. And then at some point, once the queen starts really settling in to her
monologues, Abdul just stops talking. Stops participating. He doesn’t go anywhere. He’s standing around in most of the scenes. He just stops talking. It’s an interesting development and it takes a toll on the film. Motivations are lost even though the character is
right there. Just unwilling to communicate. While the film is gorgeous and Dench is worth the ticket, the story is mishandled and deser ves better handling. You’re better off reading the book. Visit: cinemastance.com
‘Friend Request’ – an exercise in relying solely on the jump scare
This film is not even worthy of Cinemastance’s usual examination of characters. Don’t even know if falls into the campy, fun realm. It just seems like it stinks. Now playing. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
RUNNING TIME: 92 MIN. By David Pinson For the Sun
here was a bump, an unknown noise in the night. The victim goes to take a look. The victim makes COMMUNITY
sure to leave the lights off because, you know, because it’s more effective that way. There’s a shuffling, a buzzing noise and then the reveal! The flash of a monster coupled with the loudest crescendo of a noise possible that sends a jolt through the body. It’s a good ol’ fashion Jump Scare!!! And if you repeat this scenario about nine times, you have the new excuse for a horror film, Friend Request. It’s lazy,
folks. The process and the film. Lazy. The film is directed by Simon Verhoeven, a man who probably doesn’t believe there is a “b” in the word “subtle” because that would be an understated use of the letter. He gives us a movie filled with nobody characters who die in textbook ways. It’s hard to give a shit about someone leaving the mortal coil if they only had three lines of sloppy dialogue and yet that is what the movie is filled with. Lazy, lazy stuff. The plot is this: A nice girl befriends an outsider, a sad girl who sits in the corner and stares at her. The sad girl instantly stalks her. The nice girl lies about going out with friends for her birthday and the sad girl finds out about it through Facebook posts. The sad girl kills herself and curses the nice girl for such a terrible act and then all the nice girl’s friends die. SO SHE
CAN KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE ZERO FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK!!! (Que sinister laugh). We see t he n ice g i rl’s
number of friends go down and down. The real horror. Social media rejection. Lazy. And dumb. Visit: cinemastance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 29, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back once again for another look at highlights arriving on Bluray and DVD. Once again, it’s a sizable mix of big Hollywood flicks and smaller, indie fare. 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! 2:22 - An a i r t ra f f ic controller experiences a bl i n d i n g flash of light a nd br ief paralysis at work. Taking a le ave t o recover, he begins to suffer from the same effects every day at the exact same time. Naturally, the protagonist attempts to figure out what this ominous sensation means. The press were not overwhelmed by this independent thriller and generally didn’t respond to it. They stated that while it started out interesting enough, the film appeared to run out of ideas and lacked a powerful resolution. The cast includes M ich iel Hu isma n, Teresa Palmer, Sam Reid and Maeve Dermody. 47 Meters Down - Sisters vacationing in Mexico decide to embark on a water adventure
and agree to enter a shark cage and be lowered into the sea. When the enclosure cable snaps and the apparatus drops to the bottom of the sea, the ladies must figure out how to get help from above. That is, if they can survive pursuit by various hungry sharks out to chew them up. This horror/thriller split critics. About half felt tension and anxiety from the precarious situation, while the remainder found it all a bit silly and claimed that it was difficult to identify with the characters. It stars Mandy Moore, Claire Holt and Matthew Modine. The Black Room - This horror flick was slated to be released a couple of months ago, but was delayed. The plot involves a young couple who think they’ve found the perfect home. But after purchasing it and moving in, they begin to feel the effects of an evil, demonic and amorous presence living in an area deep in their basement. Suffice to say that things get pretty ugly very quickly. There aren’t a lot of reviews for this independent horror picture, but the ones that have appeared have been dreadful. These write-ups have described the movie as tasteless and gratuitous. At least it features plenty of familiar faces, including Natasha Henstridge, Lin Shaye and Dominique Swain. It Stains the Sands Red Here’s another tale of a zombie apocalypse. This time out, a women finds herself on foot, lost in the desert and pursued
by a hungry corpse. Initially, she thinks she’ll be alright as the creature shuffles, following at a slow rate. But the heroine soon realizes that while she needs to rest, the zombie will march unendingly after her. Reaction was split towards this indie horror picture. Some thought that it was an interesting variation on the formula and offered a couple of nifty twists, while others complained that the turn from terror to jokiness ultimately hurt the film. Now viewers can make up their own minds. The cast includes Brittany Allen and Juan Riedinger. Love, Kennedy - This faithbased film involves a teenage girl who is diagnosed with a terminal neurodegenerative disorder in the form of Batten disease. The condition slowly takes its toll, but the youngster maintains a positive attitude and outlook with her Mormon family during her final days. Made for a very specific audience, this effort has played in a few festivals but hasn’t been seen by many members of the press (although there are a couple of middling reviews online that suggest its characters lacks a strong dramatic arc). Heather Beer, Yvonne D Bennett and Tatum Chiniquy headline the feature. Lycan - A college class is asked by their professor to research any local historical event. One student decides to investigate a 100 hundred-yearold incident deep in the wilderness of Georgia that involved
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a werewolf. Bad idea! It isn’t long b efor e t he lead knucklehead gets their friends into a whole lot of danger as they get hunted down. The press were not at all taken by this little horror flick. They couldn’t figure out if the film was nodding at genre conventions or rigidly following them and believed that the characters wouldn’t be very appealing to horror fans. It stars Vanessa Angel, Parker Croft and Rebeckah Graf. Mune: Guardian of the Moon - This animated feature from France involves a half-human, half-goat fawn who becomes protector of the moon. After a corrupt titan decides to take control of the sun and use it for some kind of villainous purpose, the protagonist learns that he has serious work on his hands and enlists the help of his friends. Reportedly, this one did reasonably well in its homeland and features some beautiful, stylized animation. Viewers will likely have the choice of viewing it in its original French or with an English dub. The Gallic version includes the voices of Omar Sy, Izia Higelin and Michael Gregorio. Queen of the Desert Sorry, this is another title slated for a release a few weeks back that was unexpectedly delayed at the last minute. The latest narrative feature from acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man and too many others to list here) involves a turnof-the-century woman who decides to resist the social codes of the day and head out on a lifelong adventure across the Middle East. Along the way, she encounters various romantic interests and unique personalities. This one didn’t make much of an impact with the press. Reviewers called it pretty to look at, but slow-moving and they didn’t find themselves emotionally invested in the proceedings. The cast includes Nicole Kidman, James
Franco, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson and Jenny Agutter. Transformers: The Last Knight - The latest in the popular series of film’s based on the toy line finds heroic Optimus Prime away from Earth and seeking out his home planet. In the meantime, the good Autobots attempt to fend off a plot by the evil Decepticons to take over the world. Success depends on finding a magical item hidden that was hidden by Merlin the wizard hundreds of years ago. The press absolutely hated this flick. Comments ranged from it being loud, overlong, and headache-inducing to being completely nonsensical with awful dialogue. They also bemoaned the fact that it sets up yet another sequel at the close. It stars Mark Wahlberg, A n t h o ny H o pk i n s , Jo s h Duhamel and Laura Haddock.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Wow, there’s a ton of stuff coming your way if you’re looking to catch up with some older titles. Arrow Video are re-releasing the Blu-ray for the cult horror flick Bride of Re-Animator (1989) as a Limited Edition Steelbook. This one follows the leads from the previous entry as they embark on more experimentation on the dead. While not as iconic as the 1985 original, this sequel does have a few fun moments. This version includes an Unrated cut of the film with multiple commentary tracks, deleted scenes, interviews, a look at the elaborate special effects and other making-of featurettes. A r row Academy have a Blur ay of t he Ita lia n / F r e n c h p e r i o d drama, T he Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988). It stars Rutger Hauer and has been newly restored for Blu-ray with a new sound mix as well. There’s also an interview with Hauer and the screenwriter. If you like foreign films, it looks like another solid release. Shout! Factory have some
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JLG NM NORTH 2017, LLLP REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENTS FROM GENERAL CONTRACTORS The JLG NM North 2017, LLLP (JLG North Portfolio) (Owner) will be accepting Contractors’ Qualification Statements at its Consultant’s office at Community Preservation Partners, 17782 Sky Park Circle, Irvine, California 92614 for the renovation of six (6) Multi-family Rural Development Apartments Projects located in Gallup, Bloomfield and Bernalillo, New Mexico. The Owner will only consider proposals from general contractors that have demonstrated a successful track record of renovating multi-family rental housing developments. A Qualification Statements Packet may be obtained by contacting James Hingston (949-236-8123) or by e-mail request to jhingston@ cpp-housing.com on or after September 22, 2017. Qualification Statements must be submitted by 2:00 PM PST, October 6, 2017. Successful Bidder will be announced on or before October 9, 2017. Publish Date: September 22, 2017 State of New Mexico County of McKinley Eleventh Judicial District No. D-1113-CV-201500219 State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Plaintiff, v. DORI K. SMITH, IF LIVING, IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, OF LEGATEES OF DORI K. SMITH, DECEASED, GARY FONTaNETTA, THE UNKNOWN SURVIVING SPOUSE OF DORI K. SMITH, DECEASED, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Special Master will on October 12, 2017 at 11:00 am, outside the front entrance of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 W. Hill, Gallup, NM, sell and convey to the highest bidder for cash all the right, title, and interest of the above-named defendants in and to the following described real estate located in said County and State: A certain tract of land situate within the Northeast Quarter of Section 12, T11N, R16W, N.M.P.M., McKinley County, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast Corner of said tract, being a point in the East Line of said Section 12, whence the East l/4 corner of said Section 12 bears S 00° 01’ 53”E, and is 1303.16 feet distant; Thence from said point of beginning, S 00° 01’ 53”E along said East line of Section 12, a distance of 310.28 feet to the Southeast corner of said tract; Thence N 89° 47’ 39”W a distance of 701.74 feet to the Southwest corner of said tract; Thence N 00° 06’ 40”W a distance of 310.28 feet to the Northwest corner of said tract;
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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 Thence S 89° 40’ 42”E a distance of 702.17 feet to the point and place of beginning, as shown on PLAT OF TRACT A AND TRACT B LANDS OF DORI K SMITH SECTION 12, T.11N., R.16W., N.M.P.M., MCKINLEY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, as said plat was filed in the office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico on the 27th day of August, 2004 in Book 23 Comp., Page 2475, No. 314,335. The address of the real property is 109 Elk Drive, Ramah, NM 87321. Plaintiff does not represent or warrant that the stated street address is the street address of the described property; if the street address does not match the
DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 very notable titles coming on Blu-ray. After Midnight (1989) is a horror anthology from Jim and Ken Wheat (who would go on to write the Pitch Black/ Riddick series). Various segments include scariness in the form of a haunted house, killer dogs and psychopathic killers. The film arrives with a new high definition transfer, director commentary, an interview with one of the stars and a theatrical trailer. T h o s e who remember the glory days of the G r u n g e music scene will be able t o pick up a Blu-ray of the long out-of-print Seattle music
the successful bidder’s funds shall be returned, and the Special Master and the mortgagee giving this notice shall not be liable to the successful bidder for any damages.
legal description, then the property being sold herein is the property more particularly described above, not the property located at the street address; any prospective purchaser at the sale is given notice that it should verify the location and address of the property being sold. Said sale will be made pursuant to the judgment entered on July 7, 2017 in the above entitled and numbered cause, which was a suit to foreclose a mortgage held by the above Plaintiff and wherein Plaintiff was adjudged to have a lien against the above-described real estate in the sum of $111,892.37 plus interest from December 1, 2016 to the date of sale at the rate of 5.250% per annum, the costs of sale, including the Special Master’s fee, publica-
tion costs, and Plaintiff’s costs expended for taxes, insurance, and keeping the property in good repair. Plaintiff has the right to bid at such sale and submit its bid verbally or in writing. The Plaintiff may apply all or any part of its judgment to the purchase price in lieu of cash. At the date and time stated above, the Special Master may postpone the sale to such later date and time as the Special Master may specify. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that this sale may be subject to a bankruptcy filing, a pay off, a reinstatement or any other condition that would cause the cancellation of this sale. Further, if any of these conditions exist, at the time of sale, this sale will be null and void,
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the real property and improvements concerned with herein will be sold subject to any and all patent reservations, easements, all recorded and unrecorded liens not foreclosed herein, and all recorded and unrecorded special assessments and taxes that may be due. Plaintiff and its attorneys disclaim all responsibility for, and the purchaser at the sale takes the property subject to, the valuation of the property by the County Assessor as real or personal property, affixture of any mobile or manufactured
documentary, Hype! (1996). This one was thought lost many years ago due to song rights issues, but they’ve all been cleared now. It details the rise of Grunge and includes rare inter views and music from the likes of Nir vana, The Melvins, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, The Screaming Trees, Mudhoney and many others. It arrives in a Collector’s Edition and includes a commentary track, a 20 years later documentary, additional performances that weren’t used in the final cut and other nifty bonuses. Speaking of music, Shout! are also releasing a high definition Blu-ray of the notorious musical, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978). Inspired by the Beatles album, this feature casts Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees as the title characters, who play cover versions of tunes
from the record and try to stop a villain named Mean Mr. Mustard (they also sing and make reference to other Beatles albums) from stealing their instruments. It’s pretty terrible, but features wild cameos from bands like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Earth, Wind & Fire as well as some incredibly bizarre moments... Steve Martin performing “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” stands out in memory as a truly surreal sequence. The disc includes a pop culture commentary track as well as still galleries and the theatrical trailer. Kino also have some fascinating Blu-rays. They’ve got cheesy sci-fi in the form of Cyborg 2087 (1966) and Dimension 5 (1966). If you l ike wester n s, T h e L o n g Riders (1980) is a great one. It comes from director Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 hrs. and many others) and tells the story of
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be quite interesting for fans of the filmmaker. The also have the Isabelle Huppert drama The Piano Teacher (2001). This movie is from Michael Ha neke, which mea ns it’s pretty dark and icy stuff. It comes with a 2K transfers, inter views with the director and star as well as other extras. Finally, Tempe Digital have a 2 disc Blu-ray Collector’s Edition of the low-budget zombie feature, The Dead Next Door (1989). One should expect it to be filled with all kinds of bonuses as well.
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Sept. 30, Saturday GHS CC @ Curtis Williams Invite (Red Rock Park), 8 GHS FB @ Grants, 1 MHS CC @ Curtis Williams Invite (Red Rock Park), 8 RCHS BS vs. Desert Academy, 3:30 RCHS GS vs. Desert Academy, 1:30 WHS CC @ Heartbreak Classic (Nav. Prep), 9 Oct. 3, Tuesday GHS BS vs. Kirtland, 4
GHS GS @ Kirtland, 4/6 GHS VB @ Bloomfield, 4/5:30/7 MHS BS @ Aztec, 4 MHS GS vs. Aztec, 3 MHS VB vs. Kirtland, 4 RCHS BS @ E. Mountain, 5 RCHS GS @ E. Mountain, 3 WHS VB vs. Thoreau, 4 Oct. 5, Thursday GHS BS @ Farmington, 3/5 GHS GS vs. Farmington, 4/6 GHS VB vs. Aztec, 4/5:30/7 MHS BS vs. Bloomfield, 3
MHS GS @ Bloomfield, 4 MHS VB @ Farmington, 4 RCHS GS vs. Laguna Acoma, 4:30 RCHS VB vs. Zuni, 4:30 WHS VB @ Shiprock, 4 Oct. 6, Friday GHS FB @ Farmington, 7 MHS FB vs. Bloomfield, 7 WHS CC @ Ancient Trails (Cortez), 3 WHS FB @ Whitehorse, 7 CLASSIFIEDS
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THE USED BOOK SALE The Octavia Fellin Public Library invites you to a used book sale. Call (505) 863-1291 or email email@example.com. 10-11 am, Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. GET UP AND GAME Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games. 4-5 pm, Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave. 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. 4-5:30 pm, El Morro Event Center. THOREAU HIGH HOMECOMING GAME Thoreau High Parade 4pm and Thoreau High vs. Hot Springs, 7pm. Go Hawks!
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. 30 HEARTBREAK CLASSIC Come out and support the area runners and Navajo Pine Athletic Department. The Cross-Country team will host 15 high schools to compete in the “Heartbreak Classic.” First race begins at 9:30 am. The Athletic Department will have a concession with lots of goodies, such as Navajo burgers, baked goods, Fry bread, soda, and more. Call (505) 721-3600. Location: Navajo Pine High and Middle School. 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. 2-4 pm, El Morro Event Center. HANDS OF HOPE DIAPER SHOWER Drop in to bring diapers for “Hands of Hope Diaper Shower” (sizes 3-5), wipes, or a Walmart gift card. Refreshments served. If you can’t stop by you may still send a gift card through the mail or drop off your donation. 2-6 pm, 120 Boardman Dr. Call: (505) 722-7125. REAL NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM The Farmington Museum’s annual living history extravaganza, “REAL Night at the Museum” is back. Join us for live music, tractor rides, and traditional favorite hands-on activities and crafts that bring the past to life from 4-7 pm. Apple pressing, butter churning, candle making, log cabin building, leather stamping, and biscuit making over an open fire will all be a part of this exciting event. For more info on this free event call (505) 599-1174 or visit www. fmtn.org/FarmingtonMuseum.
MONDAY Oct. 2 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. SPA DAY A Spa Day will be held from 11 am - 6 pm at the UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department in Gurley Hall. Enjoy a Facial, Manicure, or Pedicure for $5 each. “Spa Day” is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and sponsored by the Ups & Downs Team. To make an appointment call the cosmetology department (505) 863-756. Walk-ins welcome too! For more information call (505) 863-3075. TUESDAY Oct. 3 COMPUTER CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Every Tuesday at 4pm join us at the Children’s Branch for creativity, innovation and fun. Open to all ages. Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave. HISPANIC HERITAGE CRAFTS WITH MIYAMURA HIGH SCHOOL Join the Miyamura High School Spanish Club and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. They’ll lead a Spanish themed craft session to make luminarias, papel picados and tissue paper flowers. All ages welcome. Call (505) 726-6120 or email childlib@gallupnm. gov. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. WEDNESDAY Oct. 4 GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR 10-11am @ 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. TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 10:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and en-
ergetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Boo!AMadeaHalloween.jpg Wednesday Night Films 5:30 - 7 PM @ MAIN BRANCH. FREE WEEKLY MOVIE AND POPCORN PROVIDED. THIS WEEK: BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN THURSDAY Oct. 5 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm@ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Q-Tip Dinosaur Skeletons SEVEN STRING BARBED WIRE FENCE: THE MANY FACES OF LATINO IMMIGRATION The Library presents photographer Diana Molina and her exposition of Latino Immigration. A visual based journey using photos, montages, installations, and video to document the formidable barriers along the US border while giving a human face to the immigration issue. Diana provides a comprehensive portrayal of life for these struggling people. 6-7 pm, Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. 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: email@example.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) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. SAVE THE DATE FALL CARNIVAL On Oct. 6, don’t miss Rehoboth Christian School’s “Fall Carnival.” Games and bake sale in the Rehoboth Sports and Fitness center from 4-8 pm. Navajo Taco dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5-7 pm. Silent Auction including gift certificates and jewelry. Proceeds support the bands and choirs of Rehoboth Christian School. 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, Farming-
ton. 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. TAIZE SERVICE Please join us for a Taize candlelight service at 4 pm, for silence and spiritual refreshment. The theme “communion and community” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions. The Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Call: Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. 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. GALLUP INTERFAITH MEETING On Oct. 17, the Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30 pm. A dialogue on the “Search for Oneness” will be facilitated by Jeff Kiely. Bring food and drink for a shred meal. All are welcome in friendship in community. Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 state Hwy 564. Call (505) 290-3557. SBDC WORKSHOP On Nov. 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. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING On Nov. 4, we invite residents of District 4 to visit with Councilor Fran Palochak at 6 pm. Councilor Palochak will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. Residents outside of District 4 are also welcome to attend. Location: Stagecoach Elementary School, 1498 Freedom Dr, To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
Gallup Sun • Friday September 29, 2017