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Local shelter’s never-ending crisis mode. Page. 3
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NEWS Humane Society’s intake problem SCORES OF UNWANTED PETS BROUGHT IN DAILY out of the area every other week. Gruda alone conducts up to five transports per week in her effort to save as many shelter animals as possible. Cerci, who has lived in the area prior to moving to Colorado, has made it her mission to transfer, spay/neuter, and adopt out unwanted dogs and cats from the Gallup shelter. To date, this year alone, Rez Dawg has transported more than 1,100 dogs out of the Gallup area. Some go to Rez Dawg foster homes and others to no-kill rescues and shelters. “I started Rez Dawg out of the need that I saw for both the Gallup shelter and the surrounding areas,” she said. Back in 2010, Cerci was a teacher on the Navajo Nation. This is where she first witnessed the crisis of strays – strays that eventually showed
By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent
o g a nd c a t lo vers, your attention please. L ove of bot h animals, and their adorable litters of puppies and kittens, has resulted in the obvious pet overpopulation problem plaguing McKinley County and the Navajo Nation, where an estimated 250,000 unwanted dogs roam. No entity here locally has been able to euthanize its way out of the problem. But, there is a solution to this madness. A nd it begins with pet owners spaying and neutering their pets. It’s a problem that the public can’t see from the outside of an animal shelter, but it’s the never-ending faucet that doesn’t shut off for shelter workers dealing with the scores of unwanted cats and dogs, and some exotic animals too, such as pigs, ferrets, birds, etcetera coming through the shelter’s door. T he G a l lu p McK i n ley County Humane Society takes in over 500 dogs and cats per month, according to their website. Most of the dogs and cats are strays, and the fortunate ones are adopted or transported out of the area. Humane Society Director Kris Gruda, who has volunteered at the shelter for some years, has worked hard with other volunteers to transport animals to larger cities as to increase their chances for adoption. As for deciding what animal gets euthanized, well, it
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up on her doorstep. “Within the first three months, I had 25 or so animals that I picked up personally on my own,” she said. “And that’s excluding Gallup.” Wanting to continue to make a difference, she began volunteering her time at the Humane Society, where she learned about the true magnitude of the problem – the countless strays that bombard the shelter daily. “We are constantly in crisis mode,” she said. “The shelter is always full and we are constantly trying to save lives by transporting and spaying and neutering.” Since launching 2012, the transport program has become the cornerstone of Rez Dawg.
UNWANTED PETS | SEE PAGE 12
Gallup McKinley Humane Society Director Kris Gruda holds three puppies that boarded Air Telluride in December 2016. The puppies were transported to Aspen, Colo. for adoption. File Photo all depends on their condition. “For animals that are suffering from wounds, diseases, sickness, that are not curable or treatable, we have no choice but to euthanize them,” she said. “It all depends on their condition.” Gruda first started out volunteering for the shelter as a foster, and began the transport program seven years ago. “The transport program is key with saving animals in the area because we simply don’t have enough room for all of the 500 animals we get a month,” she said. “The only way to save them from being euthanized is
to send them out to other areas that don’t have much animals.” Animals are transported to rescues and shelters in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and other parts of New Mexico. One rescue that has forged a bond with the Humane Society is Rez Dawg Rescue, based out Paonia, Colo.
THE REZ DAWG CONNECTION Founder and Executive Director of Rez Dawg Rescue, Angela Cerci, said her nonprofit transports scores of animals
A litter of unwanted puppies dropped off at the Gallup McKinley County Humane Society. File Photo.
GALLUP SUN BUSINESS DIRECTORY PAGE 12! STATE VETERANS CEMETERY The groundbreaking takes place this week
13 15 19 MILLION DOLLAR BABY This is the coach speaking, about wellness
UNM-G INTERVIEWS CANDIDATES Sun reporter talks to two CEO finalists
MIYAMURA ON A WINNING STREAK The team beat Gallup, and didn’t gloat about it
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BREAKING THE CYCLE OF POVERTY Richard F. Kontz
Executive Director, Gallup Housing Authority WHY DO POOR PEOPLE STAY POOR? Thomas Corley spent 5 years studying poor people vs. rich people’s thinking patterns coming up with some interesting findings. Consider the following: Poor people tend to believe they are victims of circumstances. Because of this life just happens to them – the classic victim mentality. On the other hand, Rich people tend to believe they are creators of, or can control their circumstances. Because of this they seek and take advantage of opportunities to create the life they want – a classic can-do mentality. Poor people manage limited resources poorly. Rich people manage limited resources well which results in rising economic income and wealth.
READING BY THE END OF 3RD GRADE IS CRUCIAL In July 2016 a study of families in Public Housing showed that the key to “breaking the cycle of poverty” and eventually moving out of public housing was obtaining the ability to read by the end of 3rd grade. This study showed that if a child does not read after leaving 3rd grade they tend not to do well in further schooling and many do not graduate from High School or go on to college. 3rd Grade is where the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” occurs. If a person can read and comprehend they can learn anything.
STAY IN SCHOOL – GO TO SCHOOL Every girl or boy should have the right to a quality education to increase chances and opportunities in life. Education is key to reducing poverty, boosts economic growth and increases income and personal wealth. NCES reports obtaining a Bachelor’s degree allows 62% more income generation than a high school diploma. A Master’s degree allows 23% more than a Bachelor’s degree. The Point is: Stewardship of limited resources combined with increasing education, hard work and initiative will result in more wealth and income over time.
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ATF offers reward for stolen guns Glock 43 By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
n a report released Oct. 17, the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, has announced a combined reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from Zuni Mountain Pawn, a federal firearms licensee located in Thoreau, N.M. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Anthony Ashley said McKinley County Crime Stoppers has added another $1,000 to the pot, bringing the total in reward monies to
Kel-Tec P-32 $6,000. As reported in an August issue of the Sun, an unknown suspect burglarized the pawnshop and stole 13 guns. Nine of the firearms were recovered almost immediately by responding officers near the business. In addition, silver and turquoise jewelry, and cash was also taken. ATF is offering a reward of $2,500 which is being matched by NSSF to bring the total to $5,000. The description of the four guns is as follows: Llama model Minimax, .45 ACP caliber semiautomatic pistol, with serial number 71-04-0062-05. Glock model 43, 9 mm Luger caliber semiautomatic pistol,
with serial number BDWY230. Para Ordinance model LDAPDA, .45 caliber ACP caliber semiautomatic pistol, with serial number P214754. Kel-Tec model P32, .32 caliber semiautomatic pistol, with serial number unknown. In a written statement, John Durastanti, Special Agent in Charge for the ATF Phoenix Field Division, said the ATF, a long w it h t he McK i n ley County Sheriff’s Office and the Crownpoint Police Department are committed to ensuring that communities stay safe, and that those who violate federal firearm laws are held accountable. “We will relentlessly pursue any criminals who attempt to acquire or distribute stolen weapons and we will utilize
all of our resources to ensure that they are held accountable for their violent and dangerous actions,” Durastanti said. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the ATF 24/7 hotline at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or send an email to ATFTips@atf.gov Citizens can also send
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Start of fun night ends badly, one dead By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
o one i s t a l k i ng about when the fun n ig ht sta r ted for five individuals last Saturday, Oct. 14, but by about 6 pm the fun was over, leaving one dead, one hospitalized in Albuquerque, and one locked up at the McKinley County Detention Center on a charge of Homicide by Vehicle. Mu l t i ple c a l l s we r e received at Metro Dispatch almost before the dust of the rollover accident with five people inside the Suburban had settled. Four witnesses were still on scene when the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office deputies showed up to fill out witness statements and to investigate the scene. Two of the occupants were ejected, with Danny Yazzie dead at the scene and Darren Yazzie airlifted to UNM hospital in Albuquerque with serious injuries. The woman identified as
the driver, Betrina Grey, 26, of Pinedale, N.M., at first told Deputy Garylle James there had been a sixth occupant, an unknown woman who was driving but ran away after the crash. Later she changed her story to implicate the dead man as the driver, but another passenger told a more truthful story and put the responsibility back on Grey’s shoulders. Grey was transported to Gallup Indian Medical Center by MedStar Ambulance with one of her passengers. A search warrant for a blood draw, to determine if Grey was impaired while driving, was signed by Magistrate Judge Cynthia Sanders. According to the report, one witness saw the Suburban when it swerved out of control and rolled over, ejecting the two passengers. She also saw Grey get out of the driver’s seat. Two other witnesses were also on scene and both had called 911. The male witness said he saw Grey trying to run away,
Blood drive being held in honor of Lisa Romero-Muniz Staff Reports
M Betrina Grey but she was stopped by an unknown female. The female witness reported seeing a female sitting in the driver’s seat of the crashed vehicle. The remaining occupant, Cindy Yazzie, was was extricated from the vehicle by the volunteer firefighters of Ft. Wingate and transported to GIMC. A helicopter from Care F l i g ht a r r ive d t o t r a n s port the badly injured man to Albuquerque. Grey was transported by a police unit to MCDC a nd booked for Homicide by Vehicle. She could face imprisonment of up to 20 years.
cK i n ley Cou nt y Schools will serve as host to United Blood Services to honor the late Lisa Romero-Muniz, a Miyamura High discipline secretary who died during the Las Vegas, NV Route 91 Harvest festival shooting earlier this month. The drive takes place from 10 am - 2 pm, Oct. 23, at the Student Support Center boardroom, 640 S. Boardman Dr. To schedule an appointment,
call Vanessa Duckett at (505) 721-1200.
AG Balderas announces El Malpais murderer to stay in prison Staff Reprots
IBOL A COUNTY – A t t or ney G ener a l Hector Ba ldera s announced Oct. 19, that Bryce Franklin will stay in prison for the 2012 murder of Fernando Enriquez after the
Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General and affirmed his convictions. The evidence at trial showed that Franklin and an associate brought Enriquez to El Malpais
MURDERER | SEE PAGE 16
School to Prison Pipeline Why You Should Care
The school-to-prison pipeline is formed by a combination of factors, including: insufficient school funding, a lack of special education services, zero-tolerance policies, pressure to push out low-performing students to boost test scores, and the presence of police in schools. At risk students removed from school by suspension or expulsion are more likely to fall behind, dropout, and get involved in the justice system.
Too many students with disabilities receive discipline in school, including suspensions and expulsions when the root problem is access to a high-quality education.
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Weekly Police Activity Report State Veterans Cemetery in Gallup groundbreaking ceremony By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent
a r ra nts were a light load once again, but it just may be the calm before the storm.
Robert B. Baca (District Cou r t), Benjoe Cayad it to (Magistrate Court), Jonathan F. Davis (Three Warrants), Bill Delga r ito (Municipa l Cou r t), Jeremy Delga r ito (Warrants Arrest), Jose Angel Estrada (Distr ict Cou r t), Martin Lee James (Municipal Court), Tammie L. Latham (Magistrate Court, Out of County-San Juan), Monique B. Lopez (District Court), Daren Si meona , Jr. ( Mag ist rate Court), Kyle Smith (Municipal Court), and Preston Tom (Out of County-Bernalillo).
MCSO WARRANTS Emma nuel A r teagaResendiz, Yazzie Brett Orr, and Michael Villanueva.
POLICE ACTIVITY T h r e e s t ole n ve h ic le s were recovered, one stripped down, one in Cibola County a nd one aba ndoned a long side State Highway 602. All three were returned to their owners. A disagreement with his girlfriend cost a man a night in Gallup Detox and the loss of his 1988 Chevrolet pickup when the girlfriend, made off with the truck when the man was taken to Gallup Detox. He had told three friends to take the pickup but when he got out of detox, but they all said his girlfriend had beat them to it. The fresh out of
detox man was able to talk with his girl by phone, but she never showed up with the truck, so it was finally listed as the Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle. The case is still unresolved. Roving vandals, possibly the same two, attacked two vehicles causing slight damage to both. Two unknown males walking in the opposite direction threw some t y pe of ba g at a veh icle, causing damage to the frame of the door on the driver’s side. Five minutes later
POLICE ACTIVITY | SEE PAGE 11
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports April Tyra Owens 10.15.17, 7:03 am DWI, 1st Offense McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Deputy Josie Bowman was d ispatched to State Highway 264 near Sagebr ush Liquor in reference to a one-vehicle rollover. At t he s cene, Deput y Bowman came into contact with the driver 23-year-old Owens. In response to quest ion i ng, Owen s ad m it ted having her last drink about five hours earlier and readily agreed to a field sobriety test. She claimed that another vehicle had followed her since the turnoff from U.S. Route 491, and then had run her off the road at the accident site, where her car ended up on its roof. Owens did not pass the FST, but claimed it was because she hadn’t slept all night, or only for an hour, and was just tired. Deput y B ow m a n rea d Owens the NM Implied Consent and she agreed to take a breath test at the Sheriff’s Office, where she tested at 0.12 and 0.10. Nona Mann 10.13.17, 3:01 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense
N o n a M a n n , 43, was stopped on Northbound U. S. R out e 491 a f ter a complaint wa s c a l led in to dispatch from the Gas Max station in reference to an intoxicated female driver with a small child in the vehicle parked at the gas pump. MCSO Deputy Brandon Salazar located the vehicle driving North on U.S. Route 491 and made the stop after observing the vehicle weaving within its lane and driving with the turn signal on. Mann said she had not been drinking that day and was just hungover, but a field sobriety test and a later breath test dispelled that notion quickly. At the Sheriff ’s Office, Mann’s two samples came back at 0.16 and 0,17. Mann was then transported to MCDC and booked. Mann’s six-year-old niece was turned over to her mother, Elvera Reed, who was also the registered owner of the vehicle Mann had been driving. A charge of Child Abuse was added to the DWI charge. Felicia A. Herder 10.11.17, 12:02 pm Agg. DWI, 2nd Offense Gallup Police Officer Joe R oa n hor s e a n s were d a n Attempt to Locate dispatch
by pa rk i ng his ma rked patrol ca r ju s t i n s ide the North city lim its a nd w a i t e d fo r the suspect to show up, which she did. As he began to follow the vehicle, it turned into the Mesa View Plaza and since he had not observed any traffic infractions, decided to wait until she was parked and then do a welfare check. The driver, identified as Herder, 31, appeared to be alright but there was an odor of alcohol coming from her person and Officer Roanhose also saw a small child in the front passenger seat, unrestrained. Herder would only admit to drinking the night before and insisted she was only hungover and had her last drink at around 2 am. Felicia agreed to a portable breath test and blew a 0.228, and then remembered drinking two cans of Budweiser about 9 am. Her field sobriety test did not go well and she was handcuffed and placed under arrest. Felicia was then read the NM Implied Consent Act and agreed to a more formal breath test, which came out even higher, the first one at 0.24 and the second at 0.23. She was transported to MCDC and booked for abuse of a child as well as the DWI charge and
Driving with a Suspended or Revoked license (Revoked for DWI). The 3-year-old child was turned over to his father. Ian Brown 10.10.17, 4:39 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Dispatched to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on the overpass of U.S. Route 491 and State Highway 26 4, MCSO Deputy Josie Bowman contacted the driver, Brown, 28, on the east side of the highway, facing North. Brown listed his occupation as Hustler but couldn’t get beyond the field sobriety test, failing at every attempt. Deputy Bowman read the NM Implied Consent Act to Brown and he agreed to take a breath test at the Sheriff’s Office, but the results there were 0.26 and 0.24. Brown wa s t hen t ra n spor ted to MCDC and booked on several charges, including No License, No Registration, and No Insurance. Antoinette Silversmith 10.06.17, 8:45 pm
Agg. DWI, 1st Offense W h i l e on routine patrol, GPD Officer Luke Martin obser ved a white Dodge van blowing through a red light at Toltec Avenue while traveling westbound on Historic Highway 66. The van did not immediately stop when the flashing emergency lights were turned on but finally pulled over across from Days Inn Suites at 3010 East Highway 66. The driver was identified as Silversmith, 57, and she agreed to a portable breath test as well as a field sobriety test which included two alternate tests, failing at every turn. Her breath test on the portable machine measured 0.191 and the field testing was a complete bust. S i l ver s m it h w a s t he n arrested and read the NM Implied Consent Advisory and agreed to be tested on the GPD intoxilyzer where she blew 0.17 twice. The driver was then transported to Gallup Indian
DWI REPORT | SEE PAGE 11
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Duke City jewelers busted for selling fake Native jewelry
GALLUP, ZUNI STORES PART OF FBI STING
LBUQUERQUE – Nael A li, 53, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty Oct. 18, in federal court to violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act by selling counterfeit Native American-style jewelry out of two retail jewelry stores located in Albuquerque’s Old Town. Ali entered a guilty plea to two felony charges under a plea agreement that recommends up to 18 months of imprisonment followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. The IACA prohibits the offer or display for sale, or the sale of any good in a manner that falsely suggests that it is Indian produced, an Indian product, or the product of a particular Indian and Indian tribe. The law is designed to prevent products from being marketed as “Indian made,” when the
products are not, in fact, made by Indians. It covers all Indian and Indian-style traditional and contemporary arts and crafts produced a fter 1935, a nd broadly applies to the marketing of arts and crafts by any person in the United States. IACA provides critical economic benefits for Native American cultural development by recognizing that forgery and fraudulent Indian arts and crafts diminish the livelihood of Native American artists and craftspeople by lowering both market prices and standards. “Today’s guilty plea is a victory for Native Americans and the protection of their cultural heritage. Southwest Native American jewelry is world renowned for its craftsmanship and beauty. Those who pay top dollar to own these treasures should be able to trust their authenticity and know their
money supports real Native Americans and their tribes,” said Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney. “Convictions of profiteers like the defendant in this case restore trust in that marketplace and prevent the exploitation of Native Americans.” “As Chairman of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, I want to again convey the Board’s deep appreciation for the outstanding leadership and contributions provided by the U.S Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with the other agency partners who participated in bringing this landmark enforcement action under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act,” said Chairman Harvey Pratt of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. “When Indian artists are undercut by the sale of
fake Indian art, the integrity of authentic Indian art and artists suffer. Eliminating the flow of counterfeit Native American art and craftwork provides a level playing field for the highly talented, dedicated, and hard-working producers of genuine Native American art. “ “This case brought much needed attention to the issue of counterfeit Native American arts and crafts,” said Nicholas E. Chavez, Special Agent in Charge for the United States Fish and Wildlife Ser vice, Office of Law Enforcement for the Southwest Region. “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue to work closely with our tribal, federal, and state partners to investigate and prosecute individuals who would threaten the livelihoods of Native American artisans through forgery and fraud.” “The beautiful and unique
Nael Ali jewel r y m a de by Na t ive A mer ica ns is one of ou r cou nt r y ’s mo s t preciou s cu lt u ra l resou rces,” sa id Special Agent in Charge Terry Wade of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division. “The FBI is committed to investigating any attempt to cheat these artists out of the fruits of their labor, as well as the collectors who admire their work.” A l i a nd c o - defe nd a nt Mohammad Manasra, 57, also of Albuquerque, were charged in October 2015, in a four-count indictment with conspiracy to violate the IACA and three substantive violations of the Act. A ten-count superseding
FAKE JEWELRY | SEE PAGE 11
SHARING IS NOT CARING 2/3 of teens who report abuse of prescription pain relievers are getting them from family, friends or acquaintances.
What are the risks? Relying on prescription medication at a young age to help “manage” life’s struggles can establish a lifelong pattern of dependency and prevent teens from learning coping skills. The easiest way for teens to obtain prescription medicines is from their friends or their parent’s medicine cabinet.
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DEA McKinley County Sheriff’s Gallup Police Crownpoint Navajo Police NM State Police Ramah Navajo Police Zuni Police McKinley County SNAPS SA Coalition Parents may be sending mixed signals to teens, as 1 in 5 parents indicate that they have given their teen a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them.
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stocking the Filipino-made jewelr y in a ma nner that falsely suggested that it was indictment was filed in March Native-American made; pro2016, charging Ali and Manasra viding lists for the employwith conspiracy and substan- ees to reference symbols and tive violations of the IACA, initials to falsely suggest the mail fraud and four counts of jewelry was Native Americanwire fraud. made; and training employees According to the supersed- to tell customers the jewing indictment, Ali owned two elry was Native Americanjewelry stores, Gallery 8 and made. Ali also admitted that Galleria Azul, in Albuquerque’s on Feb. 26, 2014, an employee Old Town specia lizing in acting at Ali’s direction sold Native American jewelry, and ten rings, which he repreManasra was a wholesaler sented as Navajo-made but of Native American jewelry. were actually Filipino-made, The superseding indictment to an undercover law enforcealleged that Ali and Manasra ment agent for $1,115. violated the IACA by conspirAccording to the plea agreeing to import and fraudulently ment, from Oct. 8 2015 through sell Filipino-made jewelry as Oct. 28, 2015, Ali operated two Native American-made. stores in Albuquerque’s Old The charges against Ali Town – Gallery 8 and Galleria and Manasra were the result Azul – where Ali personally of an ongoing federal inves- displayed and offered Filipinotigation led by the U.S. Fish made Native American-style and Wildlife Service (FWS) jewelry for sale as Native and FBI into an international American-made. Ali admitted scheme to violate the IACA. that he personally represented During a law enforcement to another undercover agent operation in Oct. 2015, fed- that all of his Native Americaneral agents executed 15 search style jewelry had been made warrants in New Mexico and by Native A mericans and one in California. members of tribes, including Eight of the search war- the Navajo Nation and Zuni r a nt s we r e e xe c u t e d i n Pueblo. Ali acknowledged Albuquerque including four at that the total value of Filipino retail and wholesale jewelry jewelry offered and displayed businesses. for sale in his stores as Native In addition, search war- American-made far exceeded rants were executed at three $1,000 in retail and wholesale jewelry stores in Gallup, three price. jewelry stores in Santa Fe, and On Oct. 5, 2016, Manasra a jewelry production shop in entered a guilty plea to a Zuni. misdemeanor infor mation Federal agents also exe- charging him with violating cuted a search warrant at a jew- IACA. In entering the guilty elry store in Calistoga, Calif. plea, Manasra admitted that Three federal seizure war- on Oct. 19, 2014, he fraudurants also were executed on lently sold a Kokopelli pendant bank accounts in a Charlotte, and earing set, two rings, a N.C., bank and a San Francisco, bracelet and an orange cluster Calif., bank. In addition, the pendant to an undercover law Philippines National Bureau enforcement agent. Manasra of Investigations conducted further admitted that he knew a series of investigative inter- the jewelry was made in the views at two factories in Cebu Philippines even though he City, Philippines. intentionally told the underDuring today’s change of cover agent that the Kokopelli plea hearing, Ali pled guilty set was “Zuni” and the rings, to a two-count felony infor- bracelet and cluster set were mation charging him with “Navajo.” Manasra admitted violating the IACA. In his that Filipino-made jewelry plea agreement, Ali admitted had been displayed, offered operating Gallery 8, a store in and sold falsely to suggest Old Town Albuquerque, where that it had been made by memhe sold Native American-style bers of federally recognized jewelry made by laborers in Indian Tribes. At sentencing, the Philippines. Ali admitted Manasra faces a maximum mixing Filipino-made jewelry penalty of one year in prison with Native American-made or a maximum of five years of jewelry without labeling the probation. Filipino-made jewelry with Sentencing hearings for the country of origin. Ali Ali and Manasra have yet to also admitted intentionally be scheduled. NEWS
DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 9 Medical Center for a medical clearance because she required daily prescription medication which she did not have with her. Follow ing the med ica l clearance, Silversmith was transported to MCDC and booked. Michael A. Brown 10.05.17, 2:00 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Brown, 32, was cooperative and honest when GPD Officer
POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 8 another vehicle was attacked nea r Ga l lup P ropa ne a nd struck by a backpack, causing a dent in the rea r left door. The driver caught up with the suspects a nd got out of her veh icle to ta lk with them. That’s when they sta r ted throwing rocks at her. Luckily they missed her before they ran away from the roadway. A ma n ca lled Metro Dispatch Oct. 12, to make a compla i nt of a per son w ith approx imately eight
R a n s o m James pulled him over at the East McDonalds, but he failed badly in the field sobriety test and a pipe for smoking was seen in the cup holder, filled with marijuana. Brown had been spotted driving recklessly and a good citizen called Metro Dispatch to report his erratic driving. Brown did get upset when informed that he was under
arrest and refused to participate in a chemical breath test even after Officer James read h i m t he NM Impl ied Consent Advisory. As Officer Ja mes bega n to tra nspor t Br ow n t o MCDC, Br ow n mentioned that he wa s on suicide watch and was supposed to be with his mom, but “I took off so I can have a good time.” Officer James changed his direction to GIMC for medical clearance before taking Brown to MCDC, where he was booked.
unleashed dogs. The dogs reportedly attacked his single dog at the bow range, and the owner of the eight did not do anything to stop his dogs from attacking. A white Mercedes van is believed to belong to the man with the eight dogs. The ma n wa s reportedly ID’d, but he was no longer in the area. Vehicles hit a horse and a deer in separate incidents last week and other miscellaneous reports were filed on other actions. Ju st enoug h t o keep officers from the city a nd county busy.
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UNWANTED PETS | FROM PAGE 3 With the help of volunteers, Cerci arranges the transports and helps find foster homes and rescues that will take the dogs and cats. “It’s a lot of work,” she said. “But it’s not just about the work. It’s about making sure the animals are safe.” Cerci lauds Gruda and the team of shelter workers and volunteers she has gotten to know over the years. While moving dogs and cats out of the shelter tops the list of priorities, so does creating more access to free or affordable spay and neuter programs for Gallup and the surrounding area. “There are so many animals,” she said. “There’s a dire need for spay and neuter services and transport services in New Mexico.”
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ANIMAL CONTROL The Humane Society has four trained animal control officers on staff that patrol the city of Gallup and McKinley County. ACOs receive ca l ls to pick-up strays and respond to any animal-related calls. Cosy Balok, who heads animal control at the shelter, said in 2016, there were 270 dead animals that were picked up by the officers. Mainly dogs and cats, according to the Humane Society’s statistic reports. “From Januar y to September of 2017, our officers picked up 950 strays,” she said. “So, it would help a lot if people brought in their animals to get spayed and neutered.”
STATISTICAL INFORMATION The Humane Society statistic reports stated within the last five years, from 2012 – 2016: • 20,544 dogs, puppies, cats and kittens were received • 7,253 dogs and cats were spayed and neutered From January to September 2017: • 3,799 were stray dogs and cats
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BUDGET T he Hu ma ne Societ y’s a n nu a l bud get i s ne a rly $250,000 annually. The citycounty contract is $175,000, with the rest being tapped from donations and grants. Fitzpatr ick stated that funds cover pet food, vaccinations, medications, cleaning supplies and paying the shelter and kennel staff. “We are always working to
find more funds to cover the transfer program and expand spay and neuter services,” she said.
EQUINES Even though cats and dogs are overpopulating the area, so are unwanted horses, donkeys and mules. The Humane Society operates a small equine rescue taking them in, roughly 25-30 annually. F itz patr ick stated that t hey work w it h t he New Mexico Livestock Board, as equines are categorized as livestock. “Though most horses are companion animals and pets by most people, horses are working animals as well,” she said. According to the statistical reports, from January to September 2017: • 37 stray livestock received • 9 transferred/adopted • 2 euthanized-unadoptable For more information, contact Gallup McKinley Hum an e S o ci ety, 1315 Hamilton Rd. Call: (505) 863-2616. Email: email@example.com NEWS
OPINIONS COACH’S KORNER By Greg McNeil
great pair of boots doesn’t make one a cowboy, a fast car doesn’t make a racecar driver, running shoes won’t make a marathon runner and riding cows doesn’t make one a bull rider. Misinformation or “Snake Oil” has never helped those who need it most. Progress in any area of life requires knowledge, practice and skill. In 2016 I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the ONE VOICE NUTRITION – Nutrition Throughout The Ages, Educators Conference sponsored by Fort Defiance Hospital (Fort Defiance, Arizona). The lead off topic and the most powerful in my opinion was the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). T he B a by F r iend ly Ho s pit a l Initiative stressed the timeless practice of breastfeeding, a practice that has been politically and socially shamed through the lobbying efforts of big companies like Nestle. What was discovered through the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative was the practice that has always been true and that is babies are healthiest when they are allowed to breastfeed from their mother. Doctors soon discovered that Native American babies and children were suffering from chronic
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ear and stomach infections, colds, brittle bones, tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. Through the efforts of credible scientists, the medical community would soon learn that the conditions affecting not only the babies, but the native population as a whole was a condition called Lactose Intolerance, meaning Native people were allergic to dairy products. What took scientist decades to discover only took Kevin Costner 2 ½ hours to reveal in the movie that Native folks often joke about, Dances with Wolves. If you missed it I highly recommend watching the movie again. The movie clearly reflects the period, in that there was no sugar, no cows or diary, Blue Bird flour, no obesity and diabetes that were previously apart of Native American life. The other hot topics from the One Voice Nutrition educator’s conference were the epidemic of diabetes and obesity among native people. The speaker from California had good information but unfortunately the point was missed. What are talked about too often concerning diabetes are the symptoms and not the root causes of diabetes. This is no riddle. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, a condition where the body attacks itself when it is
constantly exposed to substances the body is allergic too. Diabetes is curable. What the pharmaceutical industry doesn’t tell the diabetic is that the very medication they take to control the symptoms of diabetes produces other autoimmune symptoms and ultimately contributes to the disease process. The best medicine for diabetes is good food. The last topic I want to share with you is the Million Dollar Baby itself, the multi-million dollar wellness facilities that are being under-utilized and have yet to make an impact on the very populations and conditions they were designed for. In speaking with local healthcare providers the biggest concerns are beginning exercise classes without proper assessments, the lack of consistent participation, knowledge and skill-based instruction. For starters, if a person is new to exercise, has prior injury concerns or they have not exercised regularly for an extended time they will need more than a workout or two to change the lifestyles that has lead to obesity, diabetes or other health challenges. Injuries are a major factor impacting consistent participation in exercise especially for the older adult and those who do not exercise consistently. If you have been inactive for at least
3-6 months (or longer) before you start any form of exercise there will be soreness, but sore muscles should not be confused with proper training. People who are consistently sore or get injured tend to quit and they will not care how much the gym costs. Health is not something we do, health is how we live. Coach G Greg McNeil is a StrongFirst Instructor, Professional Strength & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coach, Author, and the owner of Gallup School of Strength (www.gallupschoolofstrength.com)
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Democracy and lots of money are at stake for New Mexico in the upcoming census By Amber Wallin New Mexico Voices for Children
op quiz: which of the following statements are true? a. The census is constitutionally required in order to count every person in the U.S. b. The census determines how much federal money—more than $6 billion—flows into New Mexico’s economy every year. c. New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted by the census than are people in most every other state.
d. The census is in jeopardy—and that puts New Mexicans in jeopardy. If you said “all of the above,” you’d be correct. Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee you the prize of being counted and represented in the next big census if things continue the way they are going. Since 1790, the U.S has been constitutionally required to count every person living in the United States every ten years. As you can imagine, this effort, known as the decennial census, is a massive and complicated endeavor. Our founding fathers
Amber Wallin, MPA, is the KIDS COUNT Director at New Mexico Voices for Children included it in the Constitution— and it is crucial that we get it right—because it is used to draw voting districts in the United
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States, from the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures to city councils and school boards. The census is a cornerstone of our democracy and ensuring that it is fair and accurate is important to everyone. In addition to being foundational to democratic representation, census data are used to guide nearly $600 billion in funding for programs across the country—$6.2 billion of which comes to New Mexico. That translates to nearly $3,000 in federal program dollars per New Mexican per year for the next decade. These census-dependent programs are crucial for the health and well-being of our children and families, as well as our state’s economy. They include Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), highway construction, Medicare, Title I grants for education, the school lunch program, Head Start, and housing programs, to name just a few. The next big census count— Census 2020—takes place in three years, and while that may sound far away, the Bureau should already be significantly ramping up preparation efforts, which requires additional funding. Unfortunately, the Census
Bureau and Census 2020 are already being underfunded, which could be extremely harmful to our state. When the census is under-resourced, it is more likely that some groups of people will not be counted. While the goal of the census is to count all populations equally well, certain people are harder to reach and to count than others. Some of the people most likely to be undercounted include Hispanics, Native Americans, immigrants, young children, and people living in rural areas, in poverty, or without internet access. Chances are, even if you don’t belong to any of these groups you know someone who does. Because New Mexico has high percentages of each of these populations, New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted than residents of almost any other state. Statewide, 53 percent of our Hispanic population and 45 percent of our young children live in areas that are considered hard to count. This has some pretty troubling implications for the amount of federal funding our state receives. Even a small undercount
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COMMUNITY Candidates for UNM-G CEO visit Gallup Campus By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent
ive ca nd idates for the chief executive officer role are visiting the UNM-Gallup branch star ting this week,
the UNM search committee has announced. T h e o p e n fo r u m s a r e opportunities faculty, staff, and students to interact with the candidates. “Du r ing ou r sea rch for a CEO we had a 12 percent
v a r i a t io n o n ou r s u r vey forms,” UNM-G search committee chair Ralph Richards said. “That is very good. It means we are singing from
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Dr. Glenda Balas receives a question from Percy B. Anderson, student and president of UNITY (You And I Together Yes) at the Oct. 11 candidate forum at the Student Services and Technology Center auditorium. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome
Addressing the audience, Dr. Glenda Balas, a candidate for UNM-Gallup CEO shares her academic career experience at UNM and the University of North Texas in Dallas Oct. 11. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome
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Second year psychology major Anthony Begay engages Dr. Richard Fleming in a discussion to offer more bachelors degree programs at the Gallup campus. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent
Addressing the CEO search committee, faculty, and students, Dr. Richard Fleming appeared at the UNM, Gallup campus on Dec. 17. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome COMMUNITY
he University of New Mexico continues its sea rch for a Chief Execut ive O f f icer
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C h e s a p e a k e B a y, a s k e d search committee members to consider his near 30 year academic experience.
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UNM-G CEO | FROM PAGE 15 the same music sheet. In the past we have had variations as high as 45 percent.” The five finalists are: Dr. Andrew Nwanne Dr. Glenda Balas Dr. Richard Fleming Dr. James Malm Dr. Carlos Ayala Two candidates appeared this week. Doc t or s A nd rew Nwa n ne and Glenda Balas. O n O c t . 11, D r. B a l a s opened her address in sharing her background as a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Sun attended the meeting with Balas. “I have ser ved a s a n a ssista nt professor, a sso ciate professor, professor, a nd c h a i r of j ou r n a l i s m program,” said Balas, who ser ved at the main campus for 13 years. Ba la s spoke on ch a llenges with students at the Un iver sit y of Nor t h Texa s in Da lla s where she ser ves a s a com mu n ications pro fes sor a nd dea n of l ibera l a r ts. “So many of our
s t udent s come t o u s w it h 1 8 0 h o u r s ,” s h e s a i d . “ T hey h ave been goi ng t o t h i s C o m mu n i t y C o l l e g e a nd doi ng t he sa me t h i ng. They use up time, but more i mpor ta ntly they use up t hei r federa l a id.” S ol id pa t hway s i s her idea of directing students to making early choices in finding a major and degree completion. “We want our students to have a successful life,” she said. Fielding questions from students, Percy B. Anderson sa id, “I bel ieve t he U N M campus has the potential in being the hub and the center that all these programs resonate not on ly here in Gallup, and throughout the communities.” A nderson, a retur ning adult student who hold s a ba chelor ’s of a r t s deg ree i n bu si ne s s, a sked for more loca l deg ree prog r a m s. “I think that the campus needs to reach out more to the students who are wanting to stay in the area,” he said, advocating for students traveling from the Gallup to the main campus.
Students expressed concerns over the loss of programs at the Gallup campus. And student Jamie Malone asked about providing more options for students. “I travel back and forth to Albuquerque. How would you bring BA programs back to this campus,” asked Malone, “for students who ca n not leave their home?” Responding, Balas said, “I would have to do research on this.” At her cu r rent position in Texas, she implemented a child development center t h roug h t he st ate leg i sla t u re a s one way t o bu i ld more fou r-yea r deg ree programs. “We see no rea son that t h i s shou ld be t he ca se,” she said. “It started with an advocate. I would have to resea rch the New Mex ico rule.” There a re 995 full time students enrolled for the Fall semester, a nd 1,219 pa r ttime. The are an estimate of 69 faculty at the Gallup campus. Balas said her vision for Gallup is to grow and extend its reach to the reser vation areas and high schools.
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UPCOMING CENSUS | FROM PAGE 14 could have harmful effects for New Mexico. For example in 2000, the undercount in New Mexico was estimated at almost 2 percent. That means 35,000 New Mexicans were not counted. An undercount in 2020 as small as 1 percent could cost New Mexico $600 million in federal funding over the next decade. Unfortunately for us New Mexicans, Census 2020 continues to face serious threats of underfunding that will jeopardize its accuracy. The decennial census is an enormous undertaking that involves tens of thousands of people, offices across the country, and complex technologies. In order to prepare well so it can meet its constitutional requirements, the Census Bureau needs Congress to ramp up funding levels prior to 2020. But the census is already being hobbled: Congress budgeted far less in 2016 and 2017 than the Census Bureau requested. As a result, the Census Bureau has already reduced, postponed, or canceled key tests and many preparations for Census 2020. Just as troubling is the fact that the Trump administration’s funding request for 2018 is much lower than what is needed. Taken together, the Census Bureau “ramp-up” funding budgeted for the past two years and proposed for the next year is much lower than in past decades. To put it simply, census funding is woefully short of what is required to ensure an accurate, inclusive, and cost-effective decennial census. Therefore, to help ensure a census that is equally successful in all New Mexico communities, lawmakers should take these
immediate actions: • Congress should appropriate at least $1.8 billion for the Census Bureau in FY 2018 ($303 million more than the administration requested) and possibly more based on updated cost projections and information. Congress should also seek information from the Census Bureau on the specific consequences of underfunding the census. • Congress should reject all proposals to add untested questions to the 2020 census, including H.R. 3600, sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), which would ask immigrants under which federal program or law they became legal residents or citizens. Such questions could keep some immigrants—no matter their legal status—from returning their census form. Not only would they not be counted, but their children—even those born in the U.S.—would also not be counted. This could seriously undermine the accuracy and fairness of the census and would be particularly damaging to New Mexico. Not only is a decennial census constitutionally required, it is also a necessary basis for equal voting representation and equal access to economic opportunities, vital federal programs and state services, and private-sector investment. An accurate census is critical for our democracy and every American and every New Mexican deserves to be counted and to be equally represented. An under-funded census is a constitutional issue, an economic issue, and a fairness issue. Census 2020 is something that will impact all New Mexicans, and we need to ensure that it is adequately funded and as fair, thorough, and accurate as possible.
MURDERER | FROM PAGE 7 National Monument, where Franklin shot him and pushed his body into a collapsed lava tube. State Police discovered Enriquez’s body and charged Franklin with First Degree Murder. “Working with our local district attorneys to keep the most dangerous, violent offenders behind bars and away from our families remains our top priority,” Balderas said. “We are grateful for the work of the State Police and the Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in securing a conviction in this heinous case.” The Thirteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Bryce Franklin successfully prosecuted the case and Franklin was sentenced to life in prison plus seven and one half years. Franklin appealed his convictions, but today the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that Franklin’s right to a speedy trial was not violated. The Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division handled the appeal for the State. COMMUNITY
‘Only the Brave’: A heartfelt tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 133 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ildfires are a terrifying force of nature and it takes great planning as well as immeasurable skill to bring one under control. The new biopic Only the Brave details the story of Prescott, Arizona’s Granite Mountain Hotshots, a team of municipal firefighters that trained and earned the right to join the elite national unit. It is a conventional effort in many storytelling aspects, but is impressively mounted and serves as a noble tribute to its subjects. The narrative begins with troubled Brian McDonough (Miles Teller) seeking to join the team run by veteran firefighter Eric Marsh (James Brolin). Attempting to better himself and overcome his drinking and drug issues, Brian begs the leader to allow him to join. The youngster and other recruits are put through an exhaustive training program in order to prove themselves. Eventually, Brian is selected, at first raising the ire and then begrudging respect of other firefighters
On June 20, 2013, 19 out of 20 Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., lost their lives fighting the Yarnell Fire. This movie pays homage to these heroes. Photo Credit: DiBonaventura Pictures (including James Badge Dale and Taylor Kitsch) as their big certification test looms. One of the movie’s biggest benefits is the strong cast, who effectively emphasize the sense of camaraderie between the team members and make their characters relatable. While Brian and the other characters have an adversarial relationship at first, this grows into mutual respect and eventually amusing practical jokes. These are tough guys, but he performers do an admirable job of humanizing them within a short
period using some good-natured bickering (a babysitting sequence later in the film serves as a comic highlight). Of course, the team are also faced with personal challenges due to the danger of their work; A ma nda Ma r sh (Jen n i fer Connelly) is the main outlet for expressing the trials and fears of family members. This is also a good-looking production that includes impressive visuals. While a CGI fire bear itself (that serves as a metaphor for the blazes) isn’t always convincing, the raging
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Of course, it isn’t all perfect. The movie has been structured in a straight-forward manner with predictable narrative beats. Several of the characters have relationship issues that result in repetitious spats and conflicts with their spouses. At one point a question is raised that suggests a character might be addicted to the thrill and danger of their profession. It’s an interesting point and one that should have been explored by the film in more detail. Instead of fur ther dissection, all of these family problems are all completely resolved just in time for the final act. Ultimately, it comes across in too obvious a manner. When this occurs in the story, one can’t help but expect immediate tragedy to follow. The result of this awkward attempt to tie up all personal loose ends lessens the emotional impact later and makes the production itself feel more artificial than it should. Still, this is a sweet and heartfelt tribute to those who decide to partake in incredibly dangerous and life-threatening work. In fact, it will speak to most viewers and leave several drying their eyes by the close. Only the Brave may have a few problematic sections, but does an admirable job of paying homage to these firefighters and others like them around the world. Visit: cinemastance.com
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 20, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Bluray and DVD. There are some big hits arriving as well as plenty of interesting independent 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! G i r l s Trip - In this hit comedy, four old college friends decide to reunite and vacation at the Essence Fe st iva l i n New Orleans. Once there they begin to reconnect, although their hard partying ways lead to a great deal of wild and crazy behavior. This flick was a surprise success at the box office and earned good notices from critics too. Some complained about the crude humor on display and the predictable story, but most appreciated the onscreen camaraderie, found it humorous and believed it deserved its success. It stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifa, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish and Larenz Tate. God of War - Set in the 15th century, this historical drama details the proliferation of Japanese pirates of the coast of China, who would attack local vessels and rampage through the area. A Chinese ship captain leads a force to battle the threat and restore order. This elaborate production received mostly positive reviews. They warned that anyone expecting Hung to show off his kung-fu skills would be disappointed, but countered that the production was impressive and events portrayed were interesting. The cast includes Wenzhuo Zhao, Sammo Hung and Yasuaki Kurata. Lady Macbeth - Based on the 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk that wa s inspired by the Shakespeare play, this grim tale comes from the point of view of the title character. Caught in a loveless marriage
and forced to follow strict tradition, s he r e b el s by sta r ting an affair a nd cold ly plotting the death of her husband. This UK effort earned plenty of praise. Admittedly, there was a naysayer or two who called the enterprise icy and off-putting, but many more were hypnotized by the lead performance and intrigued by the dark tone and morally gray characters. It features Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton and Naomi Ackie. Landline - This independent comedy involves a teenager and her two sisters living in New York in the mid-90s. They discover that her father is having an affair and are forced to process the information, acting out in various ways and reconciling past issues with one another. Reaction was reasonably good towards the project. A few critiqued it for failing to engage them emotionally and relying too heavily on 90s nostalgia, but the majority complimented the cast members and felt it earned enough laughs to recommend. The movie stars Jenny Slate, Jay Duplass, Abbie Quinn, John Turturro and Edie Falco. Leatherface - Note: This mov ie is actua lly h it ting shelves on Oct. 20th. The latest sequel in T h e Te x a s Chainsaw Massacre s e r i e s received a n unusua l r e l e a s e platfor m, streaming last month, then getting a few sporadic cinema dates and now arriving on disc this week. It’s a prequel that traces the history of the iconic villain and how he became a psychopathic killer. The press weren’t quiet as harsh on it as one would expect. Almost half absolutely hated the new entry or at the very least commented that it wasn’t memorable enough to make an impression, but a portion admired the attempts to turn it into a mystery and enjoyed the out-there antics of some of the cast members. It features Finn Jones and has bit
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parts from Stephen Dorff and Lili Taylor. Red Christmas - Halloween isn’t even here yet, but horror fans can get an early jump on the next holiday with this yuletide scare flick from Australia. It’s about a estranged family attempting to celebrate the season together, only to have a cloaked stranger arrive and cause bloody chaos inside the home. This feature split reviewers. Half found it gory, extremely nasty and even offensive at times. Others suggested it was beautifully shot, well structured and unabashedly designed to push viewer’s buttons. The cast includes Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, Sarah Bishop and David Collins. Sand Castle - During the occupation of Iraq, a group of soldier are sent to protect a small village and help provide its residents with much needed water. This war drama was written by a veteran who served in the conflict, but it ultimately divided the press. In fact, their reactions were all over the place. Half thought it was well-intentioned but too understated to be memorable. The other stated that the personal approach, focusing on one particular soldier’s daily grind and humanitarian efforts, was an interesting variation on the genre. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green and Henry Cavill. S h o t Caller - A business professional is convicted of a crime and locked away in pr ison. After paying his dues, he is eventually released. However, the gang who took him under their wing and protected him inside insists that he do something nefarious for them on the outside... or face horrible consequences. Response to the movie was mostly upbeat. A few found the logic behind the protagonist’s actions questionable. However, the majority complimented the film for its brutal depictions of incarceration and appreciated the performances. It features Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell and Benjamin Bratt. Spider-Man: Homecoming - One of the summer’s biggest hits arrives on disc. It’s a reboot
of the popular Marvel superhero, following the development of the teen’s web-slinger skills and crime-fighting abilities. Along the way, he comes into contact with a nasty arms dealer who operates under the moniker of The Vulture. A few critics commented that these pictures were beginning to feel as if they were coming off of an assembly line, but almost all acknowledged that it was a fun and well-produced popcorn flick. Ultimately, it received near unanimous praise. The cast includes Tom Holland, M ic h a el Ke a t on , R ob er t Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya and Donald Glover. A Ve r y S o r d i d Wedding - T h i s fol low-up to the 2000 comedy Sordid Lives picks up after the events of the first film. When many of the residents in a rural Baptist Texan town decide to mount a protest against gay marriage, other members of the community attempt to thwart their progress by planning a demonstration of their own. Overall, the press enjoyed the film. There were some who didn’t appreciate the over-the-top approach to the material, but almost all found that it was a fun flick that benefited greatly from its impressive cast. It stars Bonnie Bedelia, Dale Dickey, Whoopi Goldberg, Leslie Jordan and Caroline Rhea.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! This is a great release for older films finding their way onto high definition. Shout! Factory have one Blu-ray in particular that I’m quite fond of. Three O’Clock High (1987) always seemed to me like an underrated effort. It was essentially a teen take on the classic western, High Noon. The story features a student who finds himself challenged to a fight with the biggest bully in school. With the minutes counting down, the desperate protagonist and his friends must wrack their brains to try to find a way out of the confrontation. Casey Siemaszko stars and it’s a very effective little
flick that boasts a lot of funny moments and shows off some impressive camera tricks (for its day), thanks to director Phil Joanou (U2: Rattle and Hum, State of Grace). The movie is finally being put out on Blu-ray in a “Collector’s Edition” that offers all kinds of new extras, including a director commentary and interview, as well as talks with the screenwriters and costume designer. It also comes with a theatrical trailer and stills gallery. I’m looking forward to catching up with this one. Criterion are putting out a Blu-ray of S t a n ley Kubr ick ’s historica l d ra ma , B a r r y L y n d o n (1975 ). I f you haven’t seen it, this effort featu res some absolutely incredible cinematography. In fact, super-fast lenses and a low-light stock were specially developed and used for the film so that all the interiors could be lit and shot by candlelight. The movie earned its director of photography an Academy Award. The Blu-ray features a 4K restoration of the film, a new documentary on its production, a feature on the photography and multiple interviews with crew members. There are also new bonuses that include more critic analysis and more. With the finale of the latest season of Twin Peaks recently airing, Criterion also have a Blu-ray of the feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992). This prequel sets up the events of the original series and includes plenty of eccentric tangents involving many of the familiar characters. It’s a much darker and more disturbing experience than the TV show, but should impress and fascinate those who enjoy Lynch’s work. It has also been given a 4K transfer and comes with 90 minutes of deleted scenes and alternate takes assembled by the director. It also comes with interviews with some of the cast and crew. Kino have some curious titles as well. They include a Blu-ray of the Jean Luc-Godard feature, La Chinoise (1967)
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Gallup team prepares for some offense against the Patriots.
Crosstown rivalry yields lopsided score with impressive integrity by both teams Story and photos by Duane Haven Sun Correspondent
he Oct. 13 game under the lights at Angelo Di Pa olo Memor ia l Stadium went much the way fans on both sides ex pected, a 54 - 0 w i n by the third ranked Miyamura Patriots (now 7-0) over the Gallup Bengals (1-6). Gallup is temporarily without a head coach because of a personnel
matter. “Gallup’s kids were classy and played the best they could,” said opposing coach Wes Shank. “They are just struggling a bit.” The Patriots scored early and often, as the cliche’ goes, twice in the first quar ter and five times in the second. Players scoring in order for Miyamura were, first quarter: Santos Santiestaban (one yard run at the 5:38 mark, - two-point conversion on
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a pass from Matt Chavez to Brett McFarland), and Chavez on an eight-yard run at 3:46 mark with Chavez throwing to A.J. Silva for the two-point conversion. In the second qua r ter, Brandon Vidal scored on a five-yard pass from Chavez with 11:55 rema ining a nd Santiestaban running in the conversion, Giovanni Chioda catching a 17-yard pass at 9:46 with conversion failing, Chavez on a 34-yard run at
7:02 (conversion failed), Aaron Alejo on a 28-yard run at 3:46 (conversion failed again), and Vidal with a pick-six 43-yard run at the 1:39 mark (conversion failed). All that was left at that point was the final nail in the coffin, otherwise known as the mercy rule of 50 points. Kaeden Kirk scored that one for Miyamura with a one-yard run with 4:02 showing on the clock in the third quarter. With three games remaining
in the regular season, Patriot head coach Wes Shank is anxious to go head on with the Farmington Scorpions (4-3) and the Aztec Tigers (3-4). “We prepare a pattern for our upcoming matches, and it starts at practice. Farmington and Aztec will be the two most difficult games we’ll play this year,” he said. Miyamura will host Kirtland Central on Oct. 27 at 7 pm and Gallup will travel to play Bloomfield on the same date.
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Oct. 12, Thursday GHS BS 1, Bloomfield 2 OT GHS GS 0, Bloomfield 1 GHS VB 0, Farmington 3 MHS BS 4, Kirtland 2 MHS GS 1, Kirtland 2 MHS VB 1, Bloomfield 3 WHS VB 0, Navajo Prep 3 Oct. 13, Friday MHS FB 54, GHS 0 WHS FB 23, Zuni 39 Oct. 14, Saturday RCHS BS 4, Kirtland 2 RCHS GS 0, Kirtland 5 RCHS VB 3, Crownpoint 1 Oct. 17, Tuesday GHS BS 1, Aztec 10 Aztec BS 9, GHS 0 MHS BS 0, Farmington 4 MHS GS 0, Farmington 10 MHS VB 1, GHS 3 RCHS VB 3, Newcomb 0 WHS VB 3, Thoreau 1
Gallup Cross Country ran in Rio Rancho on Saturday, Oct, 14 at the Rio Rancho Jamboree. The boys finished 26th of 27 teams with 654 points and the girls were 24th of 29 teams with 584 points in their division. Individual places and times below: GIRLS - 196 Runners Jessica Ramirez - 7, 19:50.3 Celine Nez - 106, 22:48.8 Bailey Tom - 136, 23:35.0 Cheriannna Bennett - 174, 24:58.5 Hunter Livingston - 177, 25:29.2 Laila Etsitty - 191, 26:43.4 Vanessa Gorman - 194, 26:54.0 BOYS - 191 Runners Cameron Benally - 116, 18:37.0 Shawn McCraith - 135, 18:56.8
Brandon James - 137, 18:59.7 Ilijah Lester - 145, 19:11.3 Thomas Eriacho - 147, 19:11.5 Joaquin Ortega - 148, 19:11.6 Angel Begay - 154, 19:16.6
Miyamura Cross Country ran in Rio Rancho on Saturday, Oct, 14 at the Rio Rancho Jamboree. The boys finished 16th of 27 teams with 403 points and the girls were 23rd of 29 teams with 561 points in their division. Individual places and times below: BOYS - 191 Runners Ty McCray - 7, 16:31.1 Rylie Watson - 82, 18:07.8 Tyan Benson - 98, 18:22.8 Jairyn Jones - 107, 18:32.5 Elijah Begay - 124, 18:41.5 Tristan Upshaw - 186, 21:22.2 Joshua Naljahih - 189, 21:37.0 GIRLS - 196 Runners Ashley Thomas - 31, 21:07.4 Kiliea Vicente - 48, 21:38.1 Tanya Toleno - 144, 23:57.5 Melanie Houston - 168, 24:38.1 Haili Gilmore - 189, 26:32.1 Cotillion Bitsilly - 193, 26:53.4 Rehoboth Christian Cross Country ran in Rio Rancho on Saturday, Oct, 14 at the Rio Rancho Jamboree. The boys finished 11th of 20 teams with 303 points and the girls were 7th of 16 teams with 219 points in their division. Individual
places and times below: GIRLS - 132 Runners Elise DeMol - 4, 21:25.6 Nina Bitsilly - 44, 24:35.4 Melanie Bitsilly - 45, 24:36.9 Ambria Hubbard - 70, 25:35.7 Emerald Toddy - 84, 26:54.8 BOYS - 159 Runners Devin Toddy - 17, 18:41.8 Vinell Mariano - 27, 18:57.6 Joseph Niiha - 60, 20:21.1 Kevin Henry - 105, 21:46.2 Cody Henry - 128, 23:01.6 Sonny Gene - 157, 26:52.9 Jacob Byker - 158, 28:48.2 Wingate Cross Country ran in Rio Rancho on Saturday, Oct, 14 at the Rio Rancho Jamboree. The boys finished 19th of 31 teams with 483 points and the girls were 6th of 17 teams with 188 points in their division. Individual places and times below: GIRLS - 131 Runners Latisha Lopez - 5, 21:29.3 Erica Yazzie - 46, 24:26.8 Octavia Long - 50, 24:40.7 Dellena Payton - 52, 24:43.4 Marcella Kee - 82, 26:05.7 Nezbah Young - 106, 27:46.2 BOYS - 204 Runners Kyren McCray - 47, 19:15.0 Trevor Morgan - 76, 19:55.7 Jerome Smith - 117, 20:52.5 Miles Whitehair - 121, 20:57.5 Shawne King - 131, 21:07.9 Reshawn Begay - 134, 21:10.1 Trent Kee - 151, 21:41.7
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THIRD CEO | FROM PAGE 15 Bor n i n Memph i s, T N, Dr. Fleming holds an MBA a nd a n M S i n I ndu s t r i a l Ad m in istration, a nd a BS i n Zoolog y. He is a 2009 recipient of the Phi Theta Internationals Administrator Award of Distinction. “Fe el f r e e t o c a l l me Rich,” sa id F lem i ng, who spoke on his academic life and teaching. A fter obtaining his d o c t o r a t e a t Un i v e r s i t y of Nor ther n Colorado, he moved to Hobbs, NM where he served as vice president for i n st r uc t ion at a New Mexico Junior college. “I spent four years there. I had a great boss. He helped me develop a nd grow,” he said. He also ser ved as president at the Northern Pioneer College, admittedly, “It just wasn’t the right job for me. I made mistakes. They made mistakes.” F lem ing is now in h is n i nt h yea r at Sout her n Ma r yla nd, where he ma nages the campus as well as the community service and outreach. “As I lea r ned more a nd more about community colleges, I realized more of an impact we have on people’s lives,” he said. “We are the first choice for some people, t he on ly choice for ot her people.” Staffing and budgeting, he said, are among his list of strengths. “Most important thing I learned is how to listen and learn,” he said. “I spend a lot of time learning.” Fleming held extensive discussions with the challenge s at U N M- G br a nch with interim CEO Dr. Jerry
RCHS VB vs. Tohatchi, 4:30 WHS VB @ Navajo Prep, 4 Oct. 27, Friday GHS CC @ Districts, Farmington GHS FB vs. Aztec, 7 MHS CC @ Districts, Farmington, 3 MHS FB @ Farmington, 7 RCHS BS @ 1st Round of State Playoffs RCHS CC vs. Districts RCHS GS @ 1st Round of State Playoffs WHS FB vs. Navajo Prep, 7
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Supreme Court rejects Ten Commandments monument appeal By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
he case of a st at ue of t he Ten Commandments in Bloomfield came to an end Monday, as the U.S. Supreme Court denied statue supporters’ an appeal to the high court. The city of Bloomfield was ordered by a federal district court to remove the monument in 2014, citing the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that ruling two years later, leaving the city’s final option to push for a U.S. Supreme Court hearing. The A mer ica n Civ il Liberties Union of New Mexico announced Monday that the attempted appeal was rejected. “This is a victory for the religious liberty of people everywhere,” ACLU of New Mexico Executive Director Peter Simonson said in a statement. “The Supreme Court’s decision to let the rulings against the
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Aiden Lee “Popcorn” with mom Lynelle Laughlin looking for the costume contest at downtown’s ArtsCrawl Oct. 14. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 18 as well as a DVD of the goofy Robert Mitchum/Jaclyn Smith suspense picture, Nightkill (1980). I haven’t seen this one but it looks like it might provide some B-movie thrills. Spea k i ng of B-movies, t he d ist r ib utor is also putting out a Blu-ray special edition of Rawhead Rex (1986). This low-budget Irish horror picture is based on the short story by Clive Barker and involves a Pagan monster tearing up the countryside. Barker has disowned the feature and hates it intensely (it actually inspired him to helm Hellraiser himself), but the movie still has its followers. The new disc comes with a 4K transfer that will no doubt make the monster even phonier in appearance. It also includes a director’s commentary that might be informative to creature feature fans.
They also have a DVD of the Italian flick Revenge of the Dead (1983). It’s a slow-moving horror flick about characters rising from the dead. While it certainly isn’t the greatest flick, it sure does have an absolutely fantastic poster (that admittedly has nothing to do with the movie itself) . It’s so good, I used it for a project of mine some years ago. They also have a Blu-ray of the revenge flick, Rolling Vengeance (1987). This one is about a man whose girlfriend is violently assaulted and builds a monster truck to run down those responsible... one of whom is played by Ned Beatty. And Mill Creek are releasing budget-friendly Blu-rays of Mary Reilly (1996) and Vice Versa (1988). Mary Reilly (be sure to whisper it) is the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde told from the perspective of his maid. The movie stars Julia Roberts and John Malkovich. It flopped during its initial release, but might be worth another look. Vice Versa is another take on Freaky Friday in which cast members Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage play a father and son who switch
bodies. I know that title has a lot of fans who will get a kick out of revisiting it.
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here a re t h e we e k ’s k id-f r iend ly titles. Batman vs. Two-Face T e e n Titans Go!: Season 4, Part 1
ON THE TUBE! And below are this edition’s TV-themed releases. American Gods: Season 1 America: Promised Land (History) Ancient Aliens: Season 10 The Good Place: Season 1 Green Acres: The Complete Series Man With a Camera: The Complete Series Masterpiece: The Collection Rhoda: The Final Season S amurai Ja c k: The Complete Series Samurai Jack: Season 5 CLASSIFIEDS
COMMUNITY CALENDAR OCT. 20 – OCT. 26, 2017 FRIDAY, Oct. 20
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25
COMPUTER CLASS: BEGINNING FACEBOOK Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 8631291, or e-mail: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov GET UP AND GAME 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games! TEEN ADVISORY GROUP MEETING 4:30-6 pm @ El Morro Events Center. Also on Oct. 21 @ 4:30 pm. The group will brainstorm ideas for the library.
DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF GALLUP SBDC New Mexico is hosting a seminar for local businesses and entrepreneurs to learn how to do business with the city of Gallup. The event takes place from 9 am - 11 am, Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W. Hwy 66. Registration for the free event: (505) 722-2220 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 12:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS Free weekly movie. Popcorn provided. This week’s movie: Rings THURSDAY, Oct. 26
MONDAY, Oct. 23 COMPUTER CLASS: EL PORTAL/ DATABASE SEARCH 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 REGIONAL TOURISM SUMMIT COMES TO GALLUP The Regional Tourism Economic Summit Series is coming to Gallup. The New Mexico Hospitality Association chose Gallup as one of its 10 regional meeting locations in a partnership with the City of Gallup and the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce. From: 3:30-5 pm, El Morro Events Center, 210 S Second Street. Call (505) 863-1227. TUESDAY, Oct. 24 GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR 3-4 pm @ Main Branch. Bring in your personal technology devices and our technology trainer will answer questions and help you trouble shoot. On a first come, first serve bases. For questions call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. VIETNAM WAR FILM SERIES BY KEN BURNS 5-6 pm @ Main Branch. Beginning in October and running through December, the library presents special screenings of the documentary film The Vietnam War by Ken Burns. The screenings will include panel discussions about the war’s impact on veterans and their loved ones. Program details will be announced through our website www. galluplibray.com and posted on the library Facebook page www.facebook.com/octaviapubliclibrary. For more information on these events, call (505) 863-1291 or email email@example.com. CALENDAR
COMPUTER CLASS: USING GOOGLE APPS 3-4 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 8631291, or e-mail: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Paper plate Halloween Masks. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING On Oct. 26, we invite residents of District 1 to visit with Councilor Linda Garcia at 6:30 pm. Councilor Garcia 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 1 are also welcome to attend. Location: Northside Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. 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.
THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE MCKINLEY CITIZENS’ RECYCLING COUNCIL REGULARLY SCHEDULED FOR 2 PM on first Saturdays at the Red Mesa Center is cancelled for November. MCRC encourages the community instead to come celebrate America Recycles Day at the Arts & Crafts Fair and Recycling Jamboree on Nov. 4 at the Gallup Community Service Center from 9 am - 3 pm. Contact: Gerald / Millie (505) 722-5142 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 DISNEY INSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT The Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Disney Institute’s D’think program to help businesses and employees reach their fullest potential. Event takes place at UNM-Gallup Oct. 26, 9 am-5 pm. Call: (505) 722-2228. Seating is limited. REHOBOTH CHOIR FALL CONCERT The Rehoboth Choir invites you to their fall concert on Oct. 29 at 3 pm at Rehoboth Church. This hour-long concert will feature themes of the Reformation which celebrates its 500th anniversary this year. For more information call Bob Ippel at (505) 726-9623. 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, NATIONAL SEAL OF BILINGUAL PROFICIENCY TEST On Nov. 4, there’s no fee to take this proficiency assess-
ment 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. AMERICA RECYCLES DAY Save the date! The annual American Recycles Day and Crafts Fair and Recycling Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Gallup Community Center, 9am-3pm. Call (505) 721-9879. REHOBOTH CONCERT The Eastern New Mexico Choir and Rehoboth Cantabile invite you to an hour celebration of choral music on Nov. 5 at 6 pm, Rehoboth Church. For more information call Bob Ippel at (505) 726-9623 POLLENTONGUE: POETRY SALON & READING ART123 Gallery will host “Pollentongue: Poetry Salon & Reading.” Featuring award-winning Diné poet Orlando White, this event will include poetry readings and discussions. Local poet and artist Ryan Dennison is also confirmed as a reader for Nov. 10. 123 W. Coal Ave. (505) 488-2136. DEMENTIA/ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group for caregivers and others who wish to learn about dementia. Nov. 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. No charge. For information: Robert (505) 615-8053 Talk or Text. RACHEL ZYLSTRA CONCERT Bethany Christian Reformed Church will host an evening of song and just desserts with singer, composer Rachel Zylstra on Sunday evening Nov.12, 7 pm. Free will offering. BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Bereavement/Grief Support Group for those who have lost someone special. Nov. 15 at 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. No charge. For information call Robert (505) 615-8053. CROSSING OVER: UNDERSTANDING THE DYING PROCESS “Crossing Over” A two-hour program to help understand the dying process. A great resource for terminal illness caregivers or others interested in understanding this life event. $10 per person to cover cost of supplies. Nov. 29 at 6:30 PM at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. To reserve a space call Robert (505) 615-8053. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
Gallup Sun • Friday October 20, 2017
24 Hours in the HAUNTED El Morro Theatre- Can you handle it?
All Night Fright night October 27-28 Begins at 8pm. Movies play approximately every 2 hours in this order:
Nosferatu Evil Dead (2013) The Exorcist The Conjuring The Conjuring 2 The Gorgon Ghostbusters (1984) Ghostbusters 2 (1989) Carrie The Crazies Nightmare on Elm Street The Shining
Festival Pass gets you all 12 movies at one cost! Adults $25 Kids $10 single movie tickets: $5 per person all ages Tickets are on sale at www.elmorrotheatre.com or in person AT concessions call 505-726-7550 if you dare