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Gallup Land Partners get tax break on mine land TAX RATE LOWERED FOR PROPOSED RECREATIONAL AREA

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ith one dissenting vote against the pr o p o s e d r e c reationa l development, the McK inley Count y Boa rd of Commissioners approved a $2.75 million ta x break for t he Ga l lup L a nd Pa r t ner s t o pr o c e e d i n c r e a t i n g a multi-pur pose recreationa l pa rk on la nd w it h nu merous closed- dow n coa l mines. On Oct. 17, Commissioners C a r o l B ow m a n - Mu s ke t t , chair, and Bill Lee approved the resolution that grants the county to lower the annual tax rate per acre from $405 to $1. Commissioner Genevieve Jackson cast the dissenting vote. The va st open la nd, 6,792 acres, sits just nor th of the Ga llup outdoor ma rket, up to the south end of China Spr ings, ea st of U.S. 491. But it’s unclear how the land will be of any use given the wa r ning signs to stay away from the area dotted with mines. A representative of Gallup Land Partners spoke at the meeting, saying that all is safe on the property. “When we purchased this property all the mines have been reclaimed — there are no dangers,” Adam Wilkey

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Doug Decker said. “If they choose to develop the land for commercia l pur poses, they would be required to pay property taxes.”

I have never seen anyth i ng that poses a threat. There is a couple of events … little tiny cracks and felt a little steam …” Adam Wilkey, Gallup Land Partners

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told the commission. Wilkey is the administrative service manager for the Gallup Land Partners. “I have never seen anything that poses a threat,” he said. “There is a couple of events … little tiny cracks and felt a little steam” from the ground on the property.

ADVENTURE GALLUP At the center of the measure was Bob Rosebrough, president of Adventu re Ga l lup, t he or g a n i z a t ion that is at the front and center of the creation of outdoor tourism in Gallup via biking and walking trails. “The land owner, Gallup Land Partners, has entered into an easement with the City of Gallup,” Rosebrough said, for “purposes of recreational use, archery, horseback riding, hiking, biking.” T h e y (G a l l u p L a n d Partners) are giving it to the public for use,” Rosebrough added. “They are not seeking to make money on it.” A grant of easement was approved over the Summer

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Addressing the safety of the Gallup Land Partners fenced off property, Bruce Williams, a rancher, places a warning sign in front the podium during the McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting Oct. 17. He asserts that the proposed recreation development area is closed by the State Abandoned Mine Land office. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome by the Gallup City Council for the Gallup Land Partners. The public easement grants the organization use of the property for recreation. Ga l lup L a nd Pa r t ner s’ address is listed in Hurricane, UT, and they are registered as a limited liability company in the state of Delaware. Ro sebrou g h ex pl a i ned that the property is “revenue neutral, no loss or gain.”

“What’s being asked of the county is not to take any liability or expense,” he said. But if Ga llup La nd Partners decides it wants to develop the land for commercial purposes, the $1 per acre tax deal is off the table. “If the landowner wanted ultimately to see it fortuitous they would go to the city and remove the easement off the land. It would be valued at full value,” County Attorney

Beth Wojahn, spokesperson for the state’s Abandoned Mine Land program, didn’t express confidence about the safety of the land in question, and responded to the Gallup Sun’s request on the matter Oct. 24. “The Aba ndoned Mine Land Program is currently updating and reconfirming the inventor y of the mine features,” she stated, in an email. “The work indicates that abandoned mine land hazards remain in the area.” Inv ited to speak before the commission the sa me day the measure was on the table for commissioners to vote on, was Bruce Williams, a l o c a l c a t t l e r a n c h e r. Williams explained that the Abandoned Mine Land office responded to him in February and April 2015, stating the land is closed. Williams placed a yellow metal warning sign in front of the podium as he addressed the commission. The sign reads: “Warning! Stay Out! Stay A live! Dangers Await

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GALLUP SUN BUSINESS DIRECTORY PAGE 12! TAKE BACK DRUGS DAY No questions asked, dump those prescriptions

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Final candidate for Dr. James Malm sees student CEO hopes to bring enrollment a national challenge his teaching style to as he vies for UNM-G CEO the UNM-G campus By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent

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he final of five candidates for UNM Gallup Ca mpu s CEO, Dr. Carols Ayala, spoke in an open forum at the Student Ser v ices a nd Tech nolog y Center Oct. 25. Ayala currently serves as the Dean of Education at the California State University at Sonoma, a position he has held since 2011. “As dean I focused on our accreditation process,” Ayala said. “There are 23 campuses at California State University, the largest in the country. We as a unit have become a political force.” Sharing his motivation for teaching, Ayala explained during his early years he accepted a teaching position in Calexico, Calif., a town on

U.S.-Mexican border, where the temperature easily exceeds 100 degrees in the Summer. Ayala accepted a teaching position after he could not make it in a business venture he started. “I quickly learned what I was supposed to do—to support individuals, families, and the community,” Ayala said to his audience. “Education can transform a person. Increase economic viability and become aware.” The town on the opposite side of the border is Mexicali, where Mexican nationals cross over into the United States. “Some of the poorest kids in the State of California live there, with a Hispanic population of 80 percent. State statistics show that

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isiting the University of New Mex ico, Gallup campus last we ek , D r. Ja m e s Ma l m wa nt s to br i ng h is 25 years of higher learning career to Gallup. He currently serves as a professor at the Colorado State University in Greenwood V i l l a ge, Colo., wher e he teaches both undergraduate and graduate management courses. “In many universities there are declines in enrollment and revenue,” Malm said before the search committee on Oct. 20. “We are facing it all over the country in big external forces with no control over them.” From 2000 to 2015, the growth rate in colleges and universities nationwide was 32 percent, explained Malm, due to a globa l economic

recession. “So ma ny people ca me out of the work force,” Malm said. “We have the money so let’s get you in school. I saw it here with your numbers,” he explained reviewing the statistics for UNM- Gallup campus. More colleges and universities exist now to serve 23 million students than in 2000, he explained. “O u r e n r ol l me nt s a r e down,” he said. “And this creates an industry shake up, causes mergers, acquisitions, and closures. We are going

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through one heck of a state. Malm has also served as chief administrative officer in Maryland for the Baltimore Community College. He also

DR. JAMES MALM | SEE PAGE 9

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Local police, agencies to accept unwanted prescription drugs ‘TAKE BACK DAY’ OCT. 28 Staff Reports

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n Oct. 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Crownpoint Navajo Po l i c e , G a l l u p Po l i c e , McKinley County Sherriff’s, New Mexico State Police, RamahNavajo Police, Zuni Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse a nd theft by r idding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Cr ow npoi nt Pol ice D epa r t ment a t H i g hw ay 371; Ga l lu p Pol ic e Department at 452 Boardman Dr.; New Mexico State Police Department at 4200 E. Histor ic Hig hway 66; Pinehill Hea lth Center at India n Ser vice Rte 140; Rio West Mall at 1300 W. Maloney Ave.; Thoreau Police Substation at 109 Highway 371; or Zuni Tribal Building at 1203B State

Highway 53. The DEA can accept pills, liquids, and patches. (The DEA cannot accept needles or sharps.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take

Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds—more than 4,050 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Oct. 28 Take Back Day event , go to t he DE A Diver sion website.

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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PED unveils 2018 New Mexico ‘Teacher of the Year’

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ANTA FE – Education SecretaryDesignate Christopher Ruszkowski announced Ivonne Orozco as the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year Oct. 24. Orozco is a Spanish teacher in grades 8-12 at the Public Academy for the Performing Arts in Albuquerque. Ruszkowski joined students, staff, and Orozco’s family to surprise her with the award. “Mrs. Orozco represents the very best of our teachers across the state,” said Ruszkowski. “Her innovation in teaching and passion for her students extends far beyond the scope of the classroom, as she is a fierce advocate for all of her students. We are proud to have her represent New Mexico’s educators.” Orozco was among 14 semi-finalists considered for the recognition of New Mexico Teacher of the Year. All candidates were required to submit a resume, essays, three letters of recommendation, and demonstrate professional and community engagement. A committee of state and local education leaders reviewed the semifinalists’ applications. The committee chose the top two highest-scoring applications for the final selection. Orozco is in her fourth year of teaching at Albuquerque’s Public Academy for the Performing Arts. Her community involvement is evident as she is involved

provides students with the tools to create real change in our world, and in the power of education to transform lives for all kids, regardless of background or zip code.   In the fall of 2017, Orozco will be recognized alongside other state Teacher of the Years in Washington, D.C. During this time, the National Teacher of the Year will be announced by the President

of the United States and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The New Mexico Teacher of the Year Program has recognized outstanding teachers across the state since 1963. All school districts and charter schools are invited each year to nominate an outstanding teacher for this award and the winners go on to represent our great state in the national competition.

Public Academy for the Performing Arts in Albuquerque teacher Ivonne Orozco holds up her New Mexico Teacher of the Year award Oct. 24. Photo Credit: Courtesy in many clubs and organizations at the school. Orozco has been a strong champion for suicide prevention and has worked diligently with NMPED for the revision of Spanish End-of-Course Exam blueprints that are utilized statewide. She serves as a sponsor of the school’s Nationa l Honor Society Chapter. She believes that education

New Mexico Public Education Secretary-Designate Christopher Ruszkowski surprises teacher Ivonne Orozco with the Teacher of the Year accolade Oct. 24. Photo Credit: Courtesy

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in 2015, poverty in Calexico is 35 percent in comparison to the 20 percent California average. “I grew up in Calexico,” Ayala said. “It’s half of the size of Ga llup. I wa nt to release the transformative power of education. When I heard about the position in Gallup, I believe myself and I my wife could come make a difference in the community.” Ayala’s wife holds a long career in education. She has been teaching for 25 years, who within the last two years served as vice president and now enjoys serving as superintendent in her community. “My family believes in the power of the university,” he said while elaborating on his two adult children, one who is pursing a Ph.D. while the other is in graduate school wh i le work i n g a t Ur ba n Outfitters. “I have one more move left for me,” Ayala said, as he explained spending the last 15 years in Sonoma. “Gallup attracts me for lots of reasons. Once you have been in the Land of Enchantment you feel this connection to the land. When I go home I look for it and it’s not here.” Ayala believes that college enrollment starts early. In his experience he works with students at the seventh grade level in preparing them for college in a local program he refers to as La Promessas. “Each of us have a desire to build things, to tinker,

Inside.” Similar signs surround the property are also in Navajo and Spanish languages. Willia ms ha nded the com m i s s ioner s a pa cke t with pictures. One picture showed a heat monitor that was placed on the ground by an Abandoned Mine Land worker. The heat rose to 200 degrees in less than three minutes, an indication of an underground fire caused by remnants of oxygen getting i nt o t he aba ndoned coa l mines. The New Mexico Bureau of Geolog y a nd M i ner a l s R e s ou r c e s , i n o p e n f i le repor t titled “530, August 2010,” reports that there are 129 known coal mines in and around Gallup and in underground tunnels. Given an opportunity to respond about the safety of the land, Rosebrough said they met and worked with Lloyd Moiola , complia nce coord i n at or for t he New Mex ico A ba ndoned M i ne Land program. Com m issioner Jackson asked Rosebrough for a letter from the New Mex ico Abandoned Mine Land program that states that the area has been “reclaimed” or in other words is now safe. He told her that he would obt a i n a let t er f rom t he agency. Ja ck son fol lowed w it h a concer n stating, “I have he a r d t h a t s t or y b efor e. In Indian Countr y we have

University Dean Dr. Carlos Ayala emerges from the Student Services and Technology Center following his interaction with the search committee, faculty, and students Oct. 25. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome to hack, and find ways to increase student enrollment,” he said. “Imagine walking into school and it’s a lab— access to different machines.” Aya l a u se s a force of teachers to build programs and learning styles to attract student interest and build on education. “I cannot do this myself,” he said. “I have to find leadership to release that transformative power. I am hoping to come here and make a connection.” Ron Hunter, who serves as the CEO for the Middle College High School on campus asked Ayala about dual credits, a program where high school students earn college credits while in their junior and senior years.

“We brought the students he r e ,” Ay a l a r e s p o nd e d , explaining a dual credit prog ra m where he cu r rently serves. “We have other partnership programs. We create these programs and these models are powerful models. We get students through the particular systems.” The UNM-G campus corrected enrollment information being more than previously reported. There are 995 full time students enrolled this Fall season, with 1,219 parttime students. New prog ra m s of fered this Fall include an associate degree in environmental planning and design as well as basic and advance certificates in emergency medical services.

abandoned mines and we’ve heard promises. To me this whole t h i n g r a i s e s a red f lag.” Commissioner BowmanMu ske t t a ske d W i l ke y i f the wa r ning signs have been removed to which he repl ied t he sig n s a re st i l l in place.

TAX VALUATION T he cou nt y re solut ion states: “The tax valuation for economic development purposes shall be equated to that used for ‘Grazing Land’ is valued for real property taxes.” The county uses the tax valuation to lower or higher the applied tax rate on land in the county. “That’s the other thing,” Williams said, referring to the low tax rate deal as yet a nother problem with the commission approving the resolution. He said the Gallup Land Partners are not ranchers nor do they have cattle to graze on the land. Decker said, in response, that there is no county tax exemption for recreational use. The cou nt y is using t he lowe s t t a x r a t e t h a t applies to cattle grazing to ad just ta xes for economic development. County Assessor Kathleen Arviso says that the county increased the annual tax rate to $405 an acre after it was not being used to graze cattle by the owner, the Gallup Land Partners. The Commission’s measure lowered that down to $1.

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Weekly Police Activity Report By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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a r r a nt a r r e s t s were ver y t h i n for bot h t he Ga l lup Pol ice Department and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office during the last week.

GPD WARRANTS Nat h a n iel Gabr iel Joe (Municipal Court) and Earl James Vinson (Magistrate Cour t a nd Concea ling Identity).

MCSO WARRANTS Brian Begay, Terilene Boyd, and Morgan Murphy.

POLICE ACTIVITY A fa m i ly d r i nk i ng day on Oct. 22, ended abruptly with one member dead and one at the UNM Hospital in A lbuquerque with ser ious injuries. It could have been worse according to the report by McKinley County Sheriff’s

Deputy Deputy Roxanne Slim, which stated the mother of the deceased victim told her two of her nieces (ages not given) had been forced out of the vehicle and left at the 10-mile marker just minutes before the rollover accident. Jonathon Largo, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene when he was ejected about 75 feet south of his vehicle on Highway 371 at about the 9-mile marker. He was identified as the driver. Maria Saunders, 21, was also ejected from the vehicle about 35 feet south of the vehicle. The third passenger, Marcus Largo, 16, was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. While at the hospital, Marcus Saunders told Slim that all three had been drinking. Five cases of Battery were reported, three at Wingate High and two with the same antagonist, a 14-year old male. The two female victims, also 14, reported the unwanted touching to school officials a nd Ad m i n istrator K a ren Malone helped MCSO Deputy

Brandon Salazar with the interview with the two victims and the reports. The other incident involved an 18-year-old punching and pushing a 16-year old, both males. The fight started as the two were playing a game in class related to the subject they were learning. The a lleged a ssa ila nt beca me upset when the victim started talking trash. The alleged bu l ly pu nched h is v icti m in the back of the head and threw him to the ground, pushing him as he tried to get back up. Both par ties were then separated by the teacher. No other information is known at this time.

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W hen MCSO Deput y Jasmine Jaramillo arrived at the Fire Rock Casino just 52 minutes past midnight on Oct. 22, she took a report from a lady that stated that she and her boyfriend were headed south on Highway 566 when she told him to watch his speed before he caused an accident. She knew he had been drinking and was concerned. He then dumped her on the side of the road. There was plenty of action on Oct. 18, for GPD, with two incidents about six hours apart involving the same suspect. At 1:03 pm, Officer Cindy Romancito was dispatched to t he Redwood Lodge i n response to a ca ll from a woma n who repor ted her brot her h a d ‘ f l ipped out ’ because he had to sleep in h i s veh icle t he pr ev iou s night. She told him to leave but he began instead to ram her car with his, and getting out of his vehicle to attempt to sma sh her w i nd sh ield. He left the motel but soon returned, aiming his car this time at his sister. A witness saw the action taking place a nd filled out a statement m a t ch i n g t he r e p or t t he woman had made. She went on to say that her brother has been damaging her vehicle and fighting with her. She said it has gotten worse since the death of their mother in August of this year. He is supposed to be on medication but she is fearful that he is not. GPD Officers were sent to the Municipal Airport at 7:12 pm as requested due to a male suspect damaging a vehicle with a wrench. Sgt. Terrance Peyketewa arrived on scene and tried to get the male to cooperate with him but Paul Estrada, Jr. refused to get out of his car. The Emergency Response Team was activated to come

to the location and used a series of flash bangs to get Estrada out of the car, where he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. He was transported to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital for medical clearance and then to MCDC where he was served the arrest warrant, with no bond. A single vehicle rollover accident nea r the Ga llup Headstart at 300 E. Maloney got severa l GPD Off icers involved, including Officer

Jeffrey Denton Joe Roanhorse, who wrote the report. Roanhorse reported the driver, Jeffrey Denton, 33, had an Albuquerque address on his driver’s license and had to be held down by a witnesses to keep him from fleeing the scene. The Gallup Fire Department was attending to Denton and noticed him going into and out of consciousness. The GFD advised the police they would transport Denton to a local hospital for medical clearance and requested the handcuffs be taken off. A b ou t a n hou r l a t e r, approximately 4:30 pm, dispatch received a call of a male sitting in a wheelchair marked RMCH near the intersection of Linda Drive and Monterrey Court. Denton wa s placed under arrest by a GPD officer and returned to RMCH. Because of the time delay a nd it bei ng u nk now n whether he had consumed more a lcohol, neit her a f ield sobr iet y test or a blood draw was going to be obta ined. Instead, Denton wa s booked on cha rges of No License, No Registration Plates, No Insu ra nce, a nd Careless Driv ing. He was also served with an Out of County Warrant with a $1,161 Cash Only Bond. There was no arrest for DWI in this case. NEWS


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Dustinn Craig 10.20.17, 4:01 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Craig, 41, of Mesa, Ariz. was stopped by McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Deputy Joey Gu i l len at e x it 5 3 of Highway 612 after a call to Metro Dispatch. MCSO Lt. Eric D. Jim received more information from Guillen and administered a field sobriety test. Craig failed the HGN test, the Walk and Turn, and the One Leg Stand and was transported to the Sheriff’s office for a breath test, which Craig had agreed to after being read the NM Implied Consent Advisory. He blew two samples, a 0.27 and a 0.28 and was taken to the McKinley County Detention Center and booked. Charles Murphy 10.19.17, 1:52 am Agg. DWI, 1st Offense M u r p h y, 26, made a desperate a t t empt t o stay out of ja il a fter a n ig ht gone wild at the Shalimar Dance Hall, but Gallup Police Depar tment Officer Julio Yazzie was helped by two other officers in finally bringing him down. Officer

DR. JAMES MALM | FROM PAGE 4 served as executive vice president at Mohave Community College in Kingman, Ariz. “There is pressure on us to create more full time students,” he said. “More students bring in more tuition dollars. How do we stay excellent and relevant when dollars are shrinking?” he said. “I believe it’s how to organize yourself around students.” Students know that they are seeking to build their education to have a better quality life for a full time job to raise better families, he explained. “They are coming for those reasons,” Malm said. NEWS

T i mot hy Hu g ht e loc a t ed Mur phy a fter he f led the Shalimar and followed him for a short distance until Yazzie could catch up. From there the vehicles drove south on Ellison Street and east on Aztec Avenue, tu r n i ng sout h aga i n on Clark Street and then onto Viro Circle at a high rate of speed. Yazzie attempted to make a traffic stop at Aztec and Arnold, but the suspect kept going to State Highway 602, turning south again to Nizhoni Boulevard, where he tried to take the eastbound road but lost control of his vehicle, spinning out and hitting the curb. Murphy exited his vehicle and became a ‘runner’ heading south on a hill off of Nizhoni Blvd. Murphy gradually made his way back down the hill, but lost his footing and fell. GPD officer pinned him on the ground and place the cuffs on him. Yazzie transported Murphy to MCDC and booked him on several charges besides Aggravated DWI including Open Container, Reckless Driving, Aggravated Fleeing, Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana). Yazzie was unable to conduct a field sobriety test as the suspect became very irate and belligerent at the scene and at MCDC. His vehicle was picked up by his mother.

Paul Y. Begaye, Jr. 10.16.17, 2:43 pm Agg. DWI, 3rd Offense Begaye, 46, was the object of a disturbance at 317 Vista D r., w h e r e the neighbors compla i ned t hey were drinking and getting rowdy, according to the police report. As GPD Officer Daniel Brown arrived on scene he initiated his emergency lights to conduct a welfare check on the occupants. At that time, the suspect backed out of the parking spot, almost hitting the patrol vehicle. Brown then started his siren, which caused the suspect to stop and then accelerate forward almost crashing into the wall in front of the parking space. When Begaye exited the vehicle, he almost fell and had difficulty standing up straight. Officer Brown asked Begaye if he would be able to take a field sobriety test but he responded with a question and a statement of his own, “Can we just go to sleep. We’ll quiet down.” Brow n wa s not moved by either the question or the statement, and based on his observations, he believed that Begaye was well over the legal limit. Begaye refused the field sobriety test and responded with a no when read the NM Implied Consent Advisory. The owner of the vehicle arrived on

M a l m a l s o t h a t s ome methods today that colleges and universities are using to reach students are through social media on Twitter and Instagram more than through traditional TV advertisements. These are ways that higher learning institutions are adapting to staying competitive. Budget challenges, expressed by T yrone Whitehorse, a student senate member, provides less for travel, clubs, and furniture replacement asking Malm how he would address budget shortages. “The community leaders who want to support they love students. It’s very different for me to have a conversation with

the pillars in Gallup,” Malm said. “People are allowed to give to us in a tax-deferred way.” He a lso ex pou nded on his philosophy of investing money in students as a high priority. “My decision making process is how do we allocate it,” he said. A n s wer i n g a q ue s t ion on where he sees himself in five years, Malm spoke about s t u d e nt e n r ol l me nt , t he 315,000-square foot campus being the baseline of starting out on a five year plan. “A healthy together community going in the same direction,” he said. “I see in five years and it takes that long to make changes.”

scene and took possession of the vehicle while Brown transported Begaye to MCDC for booking procedures. Clinton Jason Pete 10.08.17, 2:23 pm Agg. DWI, 1st Offense Adv ised by Metro Dispatch o f a r e c kle s s d r i ver GPD Officer S t e v e n Eldridge located the suspect Pete, 25, at the Giant Station on South Second Street. Pete needed to be escorted to the police unit so he would not fall down. He also had blood shot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person. Eldridge place Pete in custody and transported him to the GPD for the Intoxilyzer 8000 test. Pete’s results both times were 0.22. Eldridge then transported Pete to MCDC where he was booked. Tasheila Michelle Byjoe 10.07.17, 10:02 DWI, 1st Offense Byjoe, 18, was upset when she was involved in a minor accident at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Aztec

Ave nu e . She became sca red a nd left the scene to go to the northside Gia nt a nd advised the employee at that store to call 911. When GPD Officer Steven Eldridge arrived at the store he was able to smell the odor of alcohol, and asked if she had been drinking, which she denied. Eldridge began the field sobriety test while Byjoe continued to deny that she had been drinking, but she lost her balance during the One Leg Test and had some involuntary jerking in her eyes during the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test. Eldridge asked another officer for assistance in making a final determination since he had the portable breathalyzer and she blew a 0.135. Byjoe was read the NM Implied Consent Act and was transported to the Police Station for that testing. The testing came out in similar fashion with samples of .09 and .089, and Byjoe was then transported to the MCDC and charged with DWI.

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AG Balderas recovers over $1.3 Million from Deutsche Bank

MANIPULATION OF INTEREST RATES HURT NM BUSINESSES, NOT FOR PROFITS Staff Reports

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ANTA FE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced $1, 3 6 2 ,70 9 m i l l io n settlement w ith Deutsche Bank for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of LIBOR Oct. 25. This is a benchmark interest rate that affects financial instruments worth trillions of dollars and has a widespread impact on global markets and consumers. The vast majority of the settlement will go to the New Mexico Finance Authority and the Office of the Attorney General’s expert’s opinion is that this will fully compensate NMFA and other entities in New Mexico for their losses. “We have recovered over a million dollars for the critical work the New Mexico Finance

NM Attorney General Hector Balderas Authority does helping our local communities improve public safety, public education, quality of life and access to clean water,” Balderas said. “I will continue to hold the most power ful compa nies

i n the world accou ntable when they seek to harm New Mexico children, families and business, but also when they stand in the way of our state’s progress improving the lives of all New Mexicans.” The investigation, conducted by a working group of 43 state attorneys general, revealed that Deutsche Bank manipulated LIBOR in a number of ways. Deutsche Bank employees improperly (a) made internal requests for LIBOR submissions to benefit Deutsche Bank’s trading positions; (b) attempted to influence other banks’ LIBOR subm issions i n a ma n ner intended to benefit Deutsche Bank’s trading positions; and (c) received communications from inter-dealer brokers and external traders attempting to influence Deutsche Bank’s L I BOR subm i s sion s. At

times, Deutsche Bank LIBOR submitters and supervisors expressly acknowledged and indicated they would work to implement the requests they received. Given this conduct, Deutsche Bank LIBOR submitters and management had strong reason to believe that Deutsche Bank’s and other banks’ LIBOR submissions did not reflect their true borrowing rates (as they were supposed to do pursuant to published guidelines) and that the LIBOR rates submitted by the banks did not reflect the actual borrowing costs of Deutsche Bank and other panel banks. Deutsche Bank employees did not disclose these facts to t he gover n ment a l a nd not-for profit counterparties with whom Deutsche Bank executed LIBOR-referenced tra nsactions even though these rates were material terms of the transactions. Government entities and not-for-profit organizations in New Mexico and throughout the U.S., among others, were defrauded of millions of dollars when they entered into swaps and other investment instruments with Deutsche

Bank without knowing that Deutsche Ba nk a nd other ba nks on the U.S. Dolla r (USD)-LIBOR-setting panel were manipulating LIBOR. Governmental and not-forprofit entities with LIBOR-linked swaps and other investment contracts with Deutsche Bank will be notified if they are eligible to receive a distribution from a settlement fund of $213.35 million. The balance of the settlement fund will be used to pay costs and expenses of the investigation and for other uses consistent with state laws. Deutsche Bank is the second of several USD-LIBORsetting panel banks under investigation by the state attorneys general to resolve the claims against it, and h a s cooper at ed w it h t he investigation. The New Mexico Office of the Attorney General benefits from the information a nd ev idence prov ided by corporations that cooperate in a timely fashion with the Attorney General’s investigations. Such cooperation can facilitate civil enforcement efforts, including the distributions of funds for victims of the offense.

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During the investigation, the woman was identified as Emerald Heather Scott, 32, of Farmington, N.M. After further investigation, the Gallup Police Depar tment declared this investigation as a Vehicular Homicide Case. GPD is a sk i ng for t he public’s assistance in bringing for th a ny infor mation concerning this incident by ca lli ng the Ga llup Police Depa r tment at (505) 863 9365 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-722-6161. NEWS


Land swap receives bipartisan support By Laura Paskus NM Political Report

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he New Mexico State Land Office and the U.S. Department of the Interior are working out the details on a land trade involving more than 120,000 acres in the state, including some lands within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the Sabinoso Wilderness. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn announced this week that the federal government approved an agreement to transfer 43,000 acres of stateowned lands and mineral leases within the monument and the wilderness to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In return, New Mexico will gain about 78,000 acres in 13 counties from the BLM. Of the state trust lands “locked” within the national monument, Dunn said 25 percent of those aren’t currently leased for grazing. That means New Mexico isn’t earning all the income it could, he said, adding that “because of the way it’s checkerboarded with BLM, it’s hard to develop other things, like gravel or any other uses.” The State La nd Office administers nine million acres of surface lands and 13 million

Aubrey Dunn File Photo acres of subsurface mineral rights. Those lands are managed to provide money for the state land trust, which fund schools,

universities and hospitals. Once the transfer is complete, the BLM can develop official trails and signs in that section of Rio Grande del Norte, Dunn said, and open access into the Sabinoso Wilderness. “We’re a little disappointed that we had to take so many scattered tracts, but we took what was on their disposal list,” said Dunn, a Republican. “In a lot of places, [the tracts] have adjacent state lands, so we can block some of our lands.” The plans aren’t a “done deal” yet, he said. Appraisals still need to be completed, and there will be public meetings. Not everyone will be happy, he added.

Garrett VeneKlasen at a rally earlier this year on the steps of the State Land Office. Photo Credit: Laura Paskus

“I’ve gotten pretty big blowback for the leases, because we charge more for grazing than BLM, and our leases come due every five years,” Dunn said. “The grazing community is probably not going to be happy.” He explained that counties “losing” federal lands will also lose PILT money, or “payments in lieu of taxes” that the federal government makes to local governments to offset the lack of property taxes. Conversely, by getting more federal acreage, Rio Arriba and Taos counties will gain PILT money.

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“These land swaps were a long time in coming,” said Garrett VeneKlasen, executive director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation. “I oftentimes don’t agree with what Aubrey Dunn does, but him pushing that forward is a good thing.” VeneKlasen announced earlier this year that he’s running for Commissioner for State Lands, seeking the Democratic nomination. Dunn does not plan to run again for that office when his term ends in December 2018. VeneKlasen also called the land swap “integral” to other

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LAND SWAP | FROM PAGE 11 discussions related to the wilderness area. Currently, New Mexicans are waiting for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to complete a separate land transfer adjacent to the Sabinoso Wilderness. Congress designated the 16,000acre wilderness in 2009, but the public hasn’t been able to visit the area’s canyons and mesas because the federal lands are “landlocked” by private lands. Eight years ago, the BLM contacted the Wilderness Land Trust about buying the adjacent Rimrock Rose Ranch and donating those lands to the federal government. The sale went through in 2015, and during the administration of President Barack Obama, then-Secretary Sally Jewell approved the donation. All that remained for Zinke was to transfer the deed. N e w M e x i c o’s s e n a tors brought Zinke to Sabinoso this summer  and urged him to do so. Afterwards, the secretary said he “intend(ed) to finalize the process to consider whether to accept” the donation. At that time, his spokeswoman, Heather Swift, said

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necessary for the private land donation to move forward, but Sen. Martin Heinrich’s office said it would contribute to a “shared goal” of greater access to public lands. “I am pleased that the State Land Office and the Bureau of Land Management are working together and commend Commissioner Dunn and Acting Director Seidlitz for facilitating this land exchange to allow greater public use of lands within the Rio Grande National Monument and the Sabinoso Wilderness and ensure that these places are fully protected for future generations,” Heinrich said in a statement to NM Political Report. “Exchanges like this provide increased opportunities to generate funding for schools from state trust lands and improved management of and access to public land.” Last year, Heinrich introduced a bill to facilitate land exchanges between states and federal agencies. Co-sponsored with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-AZ, the  Advancing Conservation and Education Act  focused on state trust land inholdings within areas like national parks and monuments, and wilderness areas.

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OPINIONS Report: NM Black children doing well, compared to nationwide data

NM SCORES POORLY FOR CHILDREN IN ALL OTHER RACIAL, ETHNIC GROUPS

By Sharon Kaye Communications Director NM Voices for Children

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L B UQ U E R Q U E — New Mex ico’s children — in all racia l a nd ethnic g roups except A f r ica n American — lag behind their

demographic cohorts across the nation when it comes to meeting key milestones that will help them achieve their unique potential. That’s according to data in the 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report, released today by the Annie E. Casey

Foundation. The Race for Results report uses an index that measures children’s progress on key education, hea lt h, a nd economic milestones, and across racia l a nd et h n ic groups at the national and state levels. The report’s index uses a composite score of these

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milestones on a scale of one (lowest) to 1,000 (highest) to make comparisons. No state has all children in any racial group meeting all milestones.. However, nationally Asian and white children tend to fare better as a whole, while Hispanic, Native American, and Black children are less likely to be

meeting milestones. New Mexico’s index scores for all groups, except one, were lower than the national average (see the accompanying fact sheet for scores). New Mexico’s scores for Black children

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27

On Friday evening, the Sun in Scorpio forms a square with the Moon in Aquarius. Examine your actions. As you head towards All Hollow’s Eve, when the veil is thinnest, reflect on your rebirth. Consider Scorpio’s higher symbol, the Phoenix, as the ultimate symbol for transformation. The Phoenix is reborn from the ashes. How will you be reborn? Madame G says: Happy Halloween!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Discovered anything new lately? If you haven’t, then now is the time to search out the answers to some underlying mystery. If you’ve landed on a doozy, you know it’s the right time to search out the answers. You may be surprised by the results. Consider seeking out an untried path. You don’t always have to imagine a paperclip as a holder of papers—maybe it’s a lock pick.

Who knew this could be you? If you find that you’re impressing yourself and finally shooting towards the ultimate form of yourself—way to go! Keep going! Don’t give up or get too bogged down in details. You may have a million and one other ideas, but only you know how far to reach and how much longer you need to push to get there. It’s up to you and only you.

Are your intentions pure? You may believe the world is working against you. Is it? Perhaps others merely see through your shiny veneer. You may need to stop and consider your actions and how you live in the world. The body doesn’t lie. If your heart isn’t pure others will quickly see through the façade and you won’t accomplish your goals. Reconsider your actions.

How do you live? This should be the question foremost on your mind. Are you happy? If not, why not? You have no one to blame for unhappiness except yourself. You may believe that “if” something happens you’ll be happy such as “if you win the lottery.” If you get that thing you’ve always wanted. This is a lie. You’ll never be happy until you chose happiness right now!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your highest spiritual symbol is the Phoenix. Now is the time for renewal. They say a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life. A Scorpio who envisions the Phoenix will undergo a transformation. You have the choice to react out of fear and live in the depths with the lower forms, such as a scorpion. But, as you become more yourself—you will return from the ashes.

What’s in your heart? You must test yourself. Courage is more than just a feeling it’s an action. You have courage when you get up and speak your truth even if your voice shakes. If you live with anxiety like Piglet from Winnie the Pooh, you’re stronger than those who don’t speak up. The one regret you’ll ever have is not taking action when you felt you should.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

What’s your purpose? If this is what you want out of life, you may very well be satisfied. But, if this isn’t the life you’ve always imagined, you may soon discover issues with your health. Consider your actions for they do have consequences. Don’t get stuck in the muck. Take a look at your living situation and break from the mold of lost dreams. Now is the time.

What will you do? You may think you’re heading out on the High Road to Taos only to realize you’ve stumbled upon a mysterious road. Do you take the road less traveled by? It’s up to you. Only you know if you’re ready for this adventure or if you’ll leave it for another day. However, another day or opportunity rarely comes. All you have is right here and right now.

What’s the purpose of a symbol? It’s the ideal for better or worse. It may represent the purest evil or good. Consider what symbols play out in your mind. Find the ones that will support your lifestyle and push you towards greatness. Beware of the danger of idolization. You may never reach perfection, but you may come close to your ideal. Look for the good and you will find it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) How can you achieve your dreams? You won’t achieve a thing by sitting on the couch. You can’t keep wishing on an unknown star. If you want the heavens, you must build a rocket. Take a moment to dream. What is your ideal life? What seems impossibly scary? Do that! In order to live fuller, freer, and better, you must take a risk on yourself. You’ll amaze yourself. GO! OPINIONS

What’s in a star? Is it merely a ball of light millions of years away or is it the center of our Universe? Often how we see the world is dictated to by our own experiences, trials, and errors. If you find that your world is shrinking, move forward and expand by taking in the sites and doing what you’ve always wanted to do. It’s never too late to live the life you’ve always wanted.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Where will you go from here? What will you do? This isn’t the end of an era—it’s the beginning of a new one. You have the patience skill and power to live as you’ve always wanted. You can be anything you want. But, if you want to be happy it’s wise to choose happiness in the here and now. There is no future happiness—there is only now.

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Home is where the startup is By Finance New Mexico

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he blueprint for starti ng a home -ba sed enter pr ise in New Mexico can be a simple sketch or a complicated tech n ica l d raw i ng. It a l l depends on the business type and location. Common to all businesses is the need to pick a structure, secure a Combined Reporting System number, register with the city or county, obtain required permits or certifications and decide whether to hire employees and interact with customers or to work alone as an independent contractor. The individual working

from home also must comply with zoning laws, secure a certificate of occupancy and business license and track deductible costs related to home-based businesses.

LICENSE AND REGISTRATION New Mexico’s municipal governments have rules that entrepreneurs must follow to operate from their homes. For example, a home-based business in the city of Santa Fe can’t inhabit more than a fourth of the square footage of all buildings on the property; Santa Fe County, by contrast, allows a business to occupy up

to 50 percent of a dwelling. Getting a home-based certificate of occupancy is the place to start. Applying for this certification requires filing a letter that describes the business and submitting a sketch of the floor plan that identifies the office or business space and a map of where the home is located. Some cities require home-based businesses to undergo building and fire inspections. A business with no clientele or employees submits the basic application. A business with

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customers and employees also must notify the owners of all nearby homes or properties and any homeowners or neighborhood associations,demonstrate t h a t employees and customers can park at the residence without affecting neighbors, and comply with accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The home-based employer has to register as such with the state Department of Workforce Solutions and comply with state and federal employment regulations and laws. Once the certificate of occupancy is approved, it’s time to license the venture. Here, too, the business type and location determine how complicated this process is, which is why the aspiring entrepreneur should visit the city or county website where the business is based to research what steps are needed. FOLLOW THE MONEY Home-based businesses are entitled to claim a percentage of the expenses associated with keeping the business heated, illuminated and connected with the world.

The percentage that’s deductible on the Internal Revenue Service’s Form 8829, “Expenses for Business Use of Your Home,” is proportional to how much of the home’s total square footage is occupied by the business, though there are limits to home much can be claimed. The owner should determine which formula provides the best tax advantage: tracking and itemizing each eligible expense, such as utility costs and mortgage interest, or using the simplified method of multiplying the occupied square footage by an amount set by the IRS (in the 2016 tax year, it was $5 per square foot). The state’s largest cities and counties retain business ombudsmen to help businesses in their jurisdictions understand the rules that apply to home-based businesses. In small or remote communities, county and municipal websites are the places to start. For information about taxes and deductions related to home-based businesses, turn to workshops at WESST or the Small Business Development Center Network. Find these and other resources by clicking on a community listed at https:// growitnm.org/municipal-index/ 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

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COMMUNITY Groundbreaking Ceremony a ‘Sacred Commitment’ By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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a l l i ng t he ded ica t ion of t he S t a t e Vetera n Cemeter y a “ S a c r e d Com m it ment ” t o t he vet era n s of nor t hwester n New Mex ico a nd pa r t s of nor theastern A rizona, New Mex ico Dept . of Vetera n s Ser vices Cabinet Secretar y Jack R . Fox played a ver y la rge pa r t in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Veterans’ Cemeter y Oct. 25. The cemeter y is just me r ely a d i r t lo t a t t h i s juncture with a f lag erected t h a t Ve t e r a n s H e l p i n g Ve t e r a n s r a i s e d , c lo s e s t la nd ma rk is the McK i n ley

County Juvenile Detention Center, 2105 Hassler Rd. Fox del ivered t he welcome add ress to the la rge crowd, est i mated over 500, a nd led the Pledge of A llegiance. Fox a l so i nt roduced the Miyamura High School C ho i r, d i r e c t e d by L i a m Mu r phy, si ng i ng t he St a rSpangled Banner. Beverly Ch a rley of t he N . M . D e p t . o f Ve t e r a n s S er v ice gave t he i nvo c a tion. Fox then recog n ized t he d i g n it a r ie s i n a t t e n da nce a nd tur ned over the welcome address to Gallup Mayor Jackie McK inney. Fox ret u r ned to center

CEREMONY | SEE PAGE 19

A color guard unit from Santa Fe was on hand Oct. 25 to lend dignity and honor to the dedication of the state Veterans Cemetery that will undergo construction on the city’s north side. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Cabinet Secretary Jack R. Fox of the N.M. Department of Veterans Services did a lot of talking at the dedication of the new Veterans Cemetery that will be constructed just south of Hassler Valley Road. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Hiroshi Miyamura presented a brief message to the large crowd of over 500 in attendance at the dedication ceremony for the new Veterans Cemetery to be constructed in Gallup. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

The mixed chorus from Miyamura High School sang the national anthem to a large crowd at the dedication for the new Veterans Cemetery to be built on the north side of Gallup. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

Dignitaries and speakers wait to be introduced by Jack Fox as the dedication ceremony begins for the new Veterans Cemetery on Gallup’s north side. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

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Do ‘They’ Exist? 14TH ANNUAL UFO FILM FESTIVAL ENTERTAINS GALLUP

Story and photos by Dee Velasco For the Sun

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t must be aliens. Well, there’s a belief shared by many that life outside of our solar system exists. Folks that believe in UFOs, aliens, or just otherworldly-curious attended the 14th Annual UFO Film Festival at the El Morro Theatre, Oct. 21-22. The event consisted of two

feature length documentary movies: “Unacknowledged” and “ETs Among Us,” in addition to “Conscious Circles” – Colin Andrews, first and foremost circle researcher, on film. Speakers were also present, such as Christopher O’Brien, who spoke on his documentary film “It Could Happen Tomorrow.” Ron Regehr presented evidence that the Roswell wreckage in the Ramey Office photo

Chuck Wade believes there is life out there in the stars.

could not have been a weather balloon. Navajo Rangers Lt. (Ret.) Jon Dover and Sgt. Stanley Milford Jr., discussed their investigations of paranormal events on reservation lands (including witchcraft, UFO sightings, hauntings, Big Foot sightings). Speakers came from as far away as Canada for this unique event and brought evidence for the audience to view as well as holding a Q&A.

Lt. (Ret.) Jon Dover of the Navajo Rangers spoke of his experiences with strange phenomenon.

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Greetings earthlings. The UFO Film Festival took place at the El Morro Theater Oct. 21-22. Local Gallupian, Chuck Wade, presenter of the festival says it was yet another successful event and educational to boot. “It was just wonderful, the people have been nice, and we’ve had nice crowds,” he said. “The films and speakers have been tremendous. I’ve really enjoyed it.” When asked how this event came to be, Wade said 14 years ago in Saint Augustine, near Socorro, he and his wife heard about a UFO crash site. They ventured over and began to dig for evidence. In reportedly finding some, and he decided to show them off; thus, the UFO Festival was born. “What we found at that actual UFO dig site was pretty extraordinary; we wondered what to do with it, so we decided to show them, and with films,” he said. Those UFO pa r ts that Wade found were on display for everyone to see, and to arrive at their own conclusion whether UFOs exist. Curiosity is what brought Billy Rybak to the festival, straight from Cleveland, OH. He said the UFO phenomenon

and the people surrounding it, intrigued him. “To me essentially there’s billions and billions of stars out there and each of these contains planets,” he said. “There’s no way that we can’t be alone. You listen to other people’s account and I think it’s interesting.” Lt. Ret. Jon Dover, one of the speakers that spent a total of 31 years in law enforcement, 10 years with the Navajo Rangers, handled some strange cases along the way. The case that started it all was a sighting of Bigfoot in the Chuska Mountains by an elderly Navajo couple. They called the police, but reluctantly their story was dismissed and snickered at. A second call was made to the chief. This started Dover’s new calling – to handle these special cases with care. “I was told to start taking cases like this and to handle them in a professional manner regardless of the case,” he said, “We were told that we were going to get cases

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anicured, planned communities aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. T he facade of these neighborhoods being a happy and contented place fall apart in Suburbicon. In this film, it’s pretty clear from the onset that beneath the glossy surface are desperate, opportunistic, and even racist individuals. It’s an intriguing starting point and there are plenty of important issues raised in the feature, but it doesn’t all fit together as effectively as one might hope. Perhaps some of these issues may have to do with the screenplay itself. The film is based on material written in the mid 80s by Joel and Ethan Cohen (who at the time had just finished Blood Simple and were about to start work on Raising Arizona). However, the final draft has been heavily rewritten by the film’s director George Clooney and Grant Heslov. In several respects, the final product ends up having a schizophrenic tone which may have something to

do with the different voices taking a stab at the script. Set in the late 1950s, much of the plot is told through the eyes of Nicky (Noah Jupe), a young boy living in the town of Suburbicon with his dad Gardner (Matt Damon), mother Rose and aunt Margaret (both played by Julianne Moore). A home invasion that ends in tragedy leaves the family in shock. But even stranger and more sinister motives come to light as the child begins to put the pieces together. While all of this is happening, there’s a second story occurring on a neighboring property involving new arrivals. T he Meyer s ( K a r i m a h Westbrook and Leith M. Burke) and their son Andy (Tony Espinosa) are a black family harassed by locals that aren’t happy with new integration policies. The movie is lovely to look at and there are exceptional scenes. The arrival of an insurance claims adjuster named Roger (Oscar Isaac) introduces tension and laughs as he pesters characters with what might have actually happened during the violent assault. There’s also a well-shot and suspenseful scene as Nicky is forced to hide under a bed during a confrontation. The violent encounter plays out in a long take, but the camera never moves from under the

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Matt Damon stars in “Suburbicon.” Just what we knew all along – there were plenty of dark characters lurking in the burbs circa 1950s. Now playing. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures bed, leaving viewers to try and figure out who is doing what to whom and adding a surprise or two when all is revealed. It’s an impressively captured sequence. However, there appear to be two different films fighting for our attention. The main thread is darkly comic, as we watch an elaborate plan slowly unravel and dissolve into complete chaos. By complete contrast, the other material involving the Meyers family is heavy and dramatic. In cutting back and forth, it quickly becomes clear

that the two stories don’t merge particularly well. The Meyers are treated horribly by citizens and the movie continually breaks away to deal with their plight. These moments of discrimination and cruelty are sharply different in tone from sequences that involve an adult character awkwardly attempting to hide a body and make an escape using a child’s bicycle. Young Nicky and Andy are really the only connection between the two stories and the few conversations they share about

dealing with adversity don’t end up paying off in a satisfying manner. S u b u r b i c o n i s a lway s interesting and has individual moments that are memorable and eye-catching, but the two tona lly dispa rate plotlines work against each other in regards to building character, as well as generating suspense and tension. The attempt to critique the suburban sprawl is admirable, but this effort is hit-and-miss in execution. Visit: cinemastance.com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 27, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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ello, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. We have a varied mix this time out with some big Hollywood efforts as well as intriguing 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! Annabelle: Creation - This horror flick is a prequel the 2014 hit Annabelle, which was a spin-off from the 2013 blockbuster, T h e C o nj ur in g. Still with me? The f i l m i nt r o duces the world to the very creepy and demonic a l ly p o s sessed title character. Set on a farm, a group of orphans find themselves under threat from the creation. It earned decent notices during its theatrical release. There were several who complained that there wasn’t much that was new about this follow-up and that it was empty-headed. However, more said that the scare sequences worked well, allowing them to give the movie a pass. It stars Stephanie Sigman, Talitha Bateman, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto. The Barn - High school grads decide to celebrate Devil’s Night by heading out with some friends for a concert. Unfortunately, they end up at a remote farmhouse, facing supernatural forces in a nearby barn. This independent horror picture is reportedly a homage to 80s slashers. It played numerous festivals and received a limited edition disc release earlier in the year (which quickly sold out). The movie is now being made available through various retailers everywhere. Word from screenings is that it’s a fun effort that provides plenty of chills and laughs. The cast includes Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Lexi Dripps and Linnea Quigley Bushwick - In this indie action/drama feature, a new

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C i v i l Wa r bre a k s out in the US after Texas d e c id e s t o secede from t he rest of the country. Forces invade areas of New York in an attempt to stop any resistance. The plot follows a young woman trying to get home in the Bushwick neighborhood; she joins others who are making their way through the chaos. Press were split over this effort, with a few more negative reactions than positive ones. They all suggested that the scrappy action was efficiently handled, but many believed that the characters weren’t as well drawn as they should have been. It features Brittany Snow, Dave Bautista and Angelic Zambrana. The Emoji Movie - Inspired by the images we all find on our cell phones used in messaging, this animated feature involves Gene, a happy face emoji who is ashamed to admit he actually has multiple expressions. He goes on a journey to find a way to be like the other characters, who all maintain one specific look on their visage. Reaction was towards this film was terrible. A scant few thought it was fun. Most called it a hollow, superficial and dull movie that only serves to shamelessly advertise mobile apps to young viewers. The voice cast includes T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Farris, Maya Rudolph, Stephen Wright, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart and Christina Agulera. The Good Catholic - A yo u n g a n d idealistic priest enters the ser v ice under the t ut ela ge of two ver y different mentors; a conservative traditionalist and a chain-smoking free spirit. The lead’s faith is tested when he begins to fall for a young woman who visits him in confessional. This small dra ma ea r ned split notices. The general reaction was that while it contained good performances and was a well-intentioned effort, it suffers somewhat from a pedestrian story and lackluster

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direction. Guess it all depends on how forgiving you happen to be. The movie stars Zachary Spicer, Wrenn Schmidt, John C. McGinley and Danny Glover. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power - This documentary is a sequel to the award-winning 2006 effort. It updates audiences on climate change and the positive and negative things that have occurred over the past decade, in the hopes of combating rising temperatures. Overall, critics recommended the feature. All felt the ambition on display was noble and that the cause was extremely impor tant. There were a few who critiqued Gore as being too front-andcenter this time out, but many appreciated the points being raised and desire to inspire others to help improve conditions on the planet. Personal Shopper - A fa sh ion i s t a a nd c e le b rity assistant grieves over the death of her brother in this Englishlanguage, F rench a r t hou se d r a m a . Despite also being a medium, the despondent protagonist finds herself unable to make any sort of spiritual contact w ith her fa m ily member. Suddenly, she begins receiving strange text messages with facts that no one else could possibly know. The movie earned good notices. There were complaints that the story got way too ponderous and abstract (like Clouds of Sils Maria, the previous collaboration from the filmmaker and star), yet several complimented the feature as dreamy, eccentric and original. The cast includes Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger and Sigrid Bouaziz. Pl an et ar ium - In th is period fantasy/drama, two fortune-telling sisters tour Europe with their skills and impress a Parisian film producer. He quickly hires them to hold a private séance at his home and then questions the pair about helping him with his latest film production, a ghost story. They agree, but find his motives questionable as events progress. Reviews were quite poor for the independent feature. Despite everyone writing that the production was gorgeous

to look at, almost all found it clumsy, dull and less-than-involving on an emotional level. It features Natalie Portman, Lily-Rose Depp, Amira Casar and Louis Garrel. Wa r fo r the Planet of the Apes - The final installment in the new Planet of the Apes s e r i e s fo l lows Caesar some ti me after the events of the previous movie. After the simians suffer great losses in battle to a nasty human Colonel, the protagonist heads out for revenge. Unfortunately, he finds that his actions may end up resulting in complete annihilation. It culminates in a final confrontation between man and ape. Although box office results weren’t as strong this time out, reviews were full of praise. They stated that the finale was surprisingly somber, thoughtful and low-key and were impressed by the incredible effects work. It stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval and Amiah Miller.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! T h i s week, Arrow are deliveri n g one of those items classified as s o - ba d -it ’s good (at least t o s o m e) . To cult horror fans, the ultra low-budget independent feature Blood Feast (1963) is considered a landmark achievement for its liberal use of bright red blood and guts. It was one of, if not the bloodiest movies ever made up to this point in cinema history. Thankfully, the nastiness on display is muted by clumsy dialogue and abysmal acting. As such, it has a big fan base. The new Blu-ray arrives with a new transfer as well as the inclusion of a second feature, Scum of the Earth, also made by the same director in 1963. There are archival interviews with the late director of the movie, as well as appreciation featurettes, outtakes, publicity materials and a filmmaker

commentary. Amusingly, there are also deleted scenes from the second movie, and a short made around the same period with the movie’s star. If you’re a fan of the flick, you’ll certainly enjoy this release. Kino also have some interesting Blu-rays of out-of-print titles. The Indian Runner (1991) is a well-regarded and marked the directorial debut of Sean Penn. The drama involves a family man and his violent, mentally unstable brother, played by David Morse and Viggo Mortensen. On a goofier note, you can now pick up a Blu-ray of the horror flick Night Angel (1990) in which an evil spirit possesses a beautiful woman and takes her on a violent rampage through a local community. I know I’ve seen it, but I remember absolutely nothing about it. Take that for all it’s worth. Por trait of Je a n ni e (1948) is also being made available in high-defin it ion. T he O s c a r winning drama stars Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten and is about a struggling artist who finds inspiration in a young woman he meets by chance. Here’s another interesting picture from my youth. They Call Me Bruce? (1982) was a wacky comedy with Johnny Yune poking fun at the popularity of Bruce Lee and kung-fu movies of the era. Actually, the concept is kind of funny, as the lead is mistaken for Lee and has to take on various bad guys without possessing any martial arts skills. As a kid, I desperately wanted to see it. And see it I did, although once again, I recall bupkis about it. It’s probably pretty awful, but I suppose if anyone, myself included, decides to revisit it for the sake of nostalgia, they can now do so with this Blu-ray. Warner Archives have a couple of notewor thy Blurays arriv ing as well. Hell on Fr isco Bay (1955) is a thriller about a man who gets out of prison and immediately sets out to get revenge on the crook who fra med

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his could be the second unbeaten regular season under the tutelage of head football coach Wes Shank at Miyamura High School. That is quite an accomplishment for a town like Gallup, even though they are not consecutive seasons, not known for its prowess on the gridiron. The difference is the head coach, not the players although the Patriots have many good ones in uniform. A quick look at the statistics on maxpreps. com assures the local naysayers and probably puts a little fear in the hearts of the opposition. Both are good things. “Farmington is a real test for us,” said Shank. “We are bigger than them but they may be faster. They have at least five receivers that run 4.7 seconds or better in the 40, but I like our chances.” Starting quarterback Matt Chavez has completed 63.7% of his passes (107 of 168) for 16.5 average yards per catch and 220.5 per game. He has accounted for 23 touchdowns through the air with only four interceptions and a QB

rating of 128.6. And he has a senior backup that does a very respectable job when called on, Brett McFarland. Chavez has missed at least 20 quarters of games as his team builds huge leads early and McFarland, with lots of help from the defense, knows how to keep the other team in place. And let’s not forget the defense that has held opposing teams to very few points per game, allowing the opponents to score only 117 points while the offense scores 345. Only once this year has an opposing team scored over 30 points and that was last year’s state champion. B a ck t o t he of fe n s e, Miyamura has used 17 running backs to carry the pigskin on 210 carries for 1,247 yards. That averages out to 5.9 yards per carry and an average of 155 yards per game. As on most high school teams, some players are utilized in different ways, either as a receiver or a rusher, and some play in both directions, offense and defense. The receiving corps is also plentiful and sure-handed, and has amassed a total of 1,868 yards, averaging 16.1 yards per catch and 253.5 yards per game. The big target is Brandon Vidal, a six foot, four

Posing for a picture outside the back entrance to Gym Two at Miyamura High, head coach Wes Shank, left, stands with three of his players, quarterback Matt Chavez, middle linebacker Shawn Yazzie, and outside linebacker Ty Taylor. The trio will be a factor in the game against Farmington High on Oct. 27, as the Patriots visit the only other unbeaten school in the district. The rest of the local team is ready as well, hoping to extend their season record to 9-0. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock inch speedster but there are 16 more targets for Chavez to spot during any game. All have the ability to break the game open. Vidal has racked up 13 TDs by himself on offense and has intercepted three passes from opposing quarterbacks. Farmington is unbeaten in District play as well, which

makes this game even more impor tant. The Scor pions have lost only to Roswell (4416), Belen (35-28) and Piedra Vista (17-14) this season and would consider a win over the Patriots a real season-changer. For Miyamura, the prize comes in the form of a higher seed at state, meaning their

first game will likely come against a foe that has several losses. The ultimate prize might be a promise made by coach Shank to his team. A 20-point win by the Patriots over Farmington would result in every player eating steak instead of hamburgers, and paid for by the coach. Nice!

r el a t i ve s who s er ve d , a s living in New Mexico within we l l a s a l l t h e v e t e r a n s the next five years. who put in their time in the The Gallup based cemes t a ge t o i nt r o duce g ue s t a r med forces. ter y w ill prov ide plots for speakers Hiroshi Miyamura, McK i n ney elabor at ed r u ra l-a rea vetera ns a nd Ga l lu p’s Me d a l of Honor more on what t he ded ica - their spouses. o live by such as honesty, integrity and clarity. As a family-owned recipient from the Korea n tion of the cemeter y meant The four selected sites: old these every day. It’s the War,values and George Eisenbach, t o way h i m ayou f t erlive t he and g routhe nd - way F t. Sta nton, Ga llup, A ngel t h e D i r e c t o r o f t h e VA breaking event ended. Fire, and Carlsbad. Cemeter y Grants Program. “Great day in Gallup,” he T h e r e c e p t i o n f o r sa id. “Been work i ng w it h Miya mura wa s the loudest t he c a bi ne t s e c r e t a r y of a nd lon ge s t , i nt er r u pt e d Vetera n s Ser v ices for t he o n l y by t h e S e r ge a n t o f last few years. Good to see A r ms for Vetera ns Helping it a ll come to fr uition. It’s Vetera ns, who brought his just a n insta llment on our a l r e a d y s t a n d i n g m e m - debt to veterans.” bers to at tention a nd pre According to information sented arms in honor of and laid out in the program for respect of Miyamura. the event, overall, the State T h e k e y n o t e s p e a k e r Veterans Cemetery Program wa s, of cou r se, Gover nor is a statewide strategic iniS u s a n a M a r t i n e z , w h o tiative to plan, design, and d e l i v e r e d a h e a r t f e l t con st r uct up to fou r new me s s a ge i n ho nor of he r c e m e t e r i e s fo r v e t e r a n s

New Mexico is the mostly r ural, fifth-largest state in t he n a t io n , but h a s o n ly t wo n a t io n a l c e me t e r ie s to ser ve more than 150,000 vetera ns liv ing beyond the VA’s d e s i g n a t e d 7 5 - m i l e ser v ice radius of these two cemeteries, one in Santa Fe

and one in F t. Stanton, the program states. I n S e pt e m b e r of 2 017, a $6.7 m i l l ion g r a nt f rom t he VA’s Semeter y Gr a nt s P rog r a m wa s awa rded t o New Mex ico for t he con st r uc t ion of t he vet er a n s cemeter y in Gallup.

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REPORT | FROM PAGE 13 —who scored the lowest at the national level—were higher than the state’s scores for both Native and Hispanic children. Only nine other states had higher scores for their Black children (six states had no data on black children). AfricanAmerican children comprise just 2 percent of New Mexico’s child population. “It’s good news that Black children in New Mexico are meeting more milestones,” said James Jimenez, executive director of New Mexico Voices for Children, which runs the KIDS COUNT program for the state. “But New Mexico still has a ways to go to ensure that they’re getting the same opportunities as their white counterparts.” New Mexico’s lowest score was for Native American children. Only three other states had lower scores for their Native children (about half of the states had no data for Native American children). A merican Indian children comprise 10 percent of New Mexico’s population. “W hile it’s d isconcer ting that all across the country children of color tend to have access to fewer of the resources that help them thrive and reach their potential, it’s even more concerning in New Mexico because children of color make up 75 percent of our child population,” said Amber Wallin, KIDS COUNT Director for New Mexico Voices for Children. “When our kids of color are missing out on the

campus. This one was prev iously made ava i lable through the Archive site as a DVD, but sold well enough to warrant a hi-def upgrade. The Cohen Film Col lection have a Blu-ray of T h e O l d D a r k Ho u s e

(19 3 2). T h i s t it le c ome s from director James Whale dur ing his per iod of cla ssic hor ror s pic t u re s t h at include Frankenstein, T he Inv i sibl e Man a nd B r i d e of Frankenstein. The story involves travelers who take

opportunities that build success, it’s a big problem for the state as a whole and doesn’t bode well for our future.” There are some bright spots. For example, New Mexico’s young Native American children are more likely to be enrolled in a preschool program than are their counterparts in the rest of the nation. And, our Hispanic young adults are more likely to have an associate’s degree or higher than Hispanic young adults across the nation. The Race for Results report also takes an in-depth look at children in immigrant families. These are both children whose parents are immigrants and kids who are immigrants themselves. While children from immigrant families tend to do less well than U.S.-born children in key education and economic measures, they do as well or better than U.S.-born children in other indicators, such as the share who live in two-parent families. New Mexico doesn’t have a particularly large share of children from immigrant families compared to the national average, despite sharing an international border with Mexico. A little more than 111,000 children (or 22 percent) in New Mexico live in immigrant families. The vast majority of those children (94,000 or 85 percent) are Hispanic. Nationally, 24 percent of kids are from immigrant families, although the vast majority of these children (88 percent) are American citizens. The Race for Result report cites a variety of factors for why children of color and

ch i ld ren from i m m ig ra nt families tend to not fare as well as their white counterparts. Ch ief a mong t hem a re centuries of public policies, such as redlining, that have put racial and ethnic minorities and some immigrants at a disadvantage. Although many of those policies have been changed, many practices have not, and families of color continue to be impacted by both the cumulative effect of generations of disadvantage and present-day conditions. Immigrant families are under significant threats as a result of policies recently enacted at the federal level. The report includes several policy recommendations, such as ensuring that immigrant children are enrolled in early childhood care or education services, and enacting comprehensive immigration reform that minimizes deportations that split families apart. This is the second Race for Results  report by the Casey Foundation; the Foundation released the first report in 2014. However, index scores from the two reports are not comparable due to changes in some data collection. T h e   2 017 R a c e f o r Results  report is available at www.aecf.org/raceforresults/. Additional information is available at www.aecf.org/. The website also contains the most recent national, state, and local data on numerous indicators of child well-being. Journalists interested in creating maps, graphs and rankings in stories about Race for Results can use the Data Center at datacenter.kidscount.org.

Sports Schedules

Friday, Oct. 27 Cross Country District @ Farmington Both Gallup High and Miyamura High GHS FB vs. Aztec, 7 MHS FB @ Farmington, 7 RCHS BS vs. 1st Round State RCHS CC vs. District RCHS GS vs. 1st Round State WHS FB vs. Navajo Prep, 7 Saturday, Oct. 28 RCHS BS vs. 1st Round State

WHS VB @ Thoreau (Dist), 11 Tuesday, Oct. 31 GHS VB vs. District, 7 MHS VB vs. District, 7 RCHS VB vs. District Wednesday, Nov. 1 WHS VB @ District, TBA Thursday, Nov. 2 GHS VB vs. District, 7 MHS VB vs. District, 7 RCHS BS vs. State Playoffs RCHS GS vs. State Playoffs RCHS VB vs. District

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WHS VB @ Districts, TBA Friday, Nov. 3 Cross Country State in Rio Rancho Both Gallup High and Miyamura High GHS FB @ Kirtland, 7 MHS FB vs. Aztec, 7 RCHS BS vs. State Playoffs RCHS GS vs State Playoffs RCHS VB vs. District WHS FB @ Thoreau, TBA

refuge in a stor m by staying with an unusual family. This Universal release has always been much trickier to come by... in fact, it was thought lost until only the past couple of decades. As for t he mov ie, it featu res Boris Karloff and boasts a more not iceable sen se of humor than his other genre efforts. Some even consider it his best monster feature (a lt houg h per sona l ly, I’m pa r t i a l t o T h e In v i s i b l e Man). The disc features a new 4K r e s t or a t ion , t wo aud io com ment a r ies (one with a film historian and the other co-star Gloria Stuart) as well as other bonuses.

F i n a l ly, Vinegar Sy ndrome have the cheeseb a l l h o r r o r /c o m e d y T h e C o r p s e G r i n d e r s (19 71) on Blu-ray. It comes newly scanned and restored w it h a d i r e c t or/ f i l m h i s tor ia n com ment a r y t rack, v ideo featu ret te a nd stills ga ller y.

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Oct. 19, Thursday GHS BS 1, Kirtland 3 GHS GS 1, Kirtland 2 GHS VB 1, Bloomfield 3 MHS BS 0, Aztec 2 MHS GS 0, Aztec 8 MHS VB 0, Kirtland 3 WHS VB 0, Shiprock 3 Oct. 20, Friday GHS FB 0, Bloomfield 45 MHS FB 46, Kirtland 23 RCHS BS 4, Desert Academy 1 Oct. 21, Saturday WHS FB 14, Shiprock 66 Oct. 24, Tuesday GHS VB 3, Aztec 1 RCHS VB 3, Zuni 1 Rehoboth Christian Cross Country ran in Kirtland at the Bronco Ridge Runner Invtie on Friday, Oct. 20. The boys placed 8th of 12 teams with 236 points and the girls were 5th of 10 teams with 14 points. Individual places and times below: BOYS 78 Runners 18 Devin Toddy, 17:56.4 29 Joseph Niiha, 18:32.3 53 Vinell Mariano, 19:39.8 69 Kevin Henry, 21:59.9 71 Cody Henry, 22:14.6 GIRLS 72 Runners 8 Elise DeMol, 21:34.8 11 Anna Huizinga, 21:48.7 24 Nina Bitsilly, 22:38.8 28 Melanie Bitsilly, 22:51.7 46 Ambria Hubbard, 24:29.3 53 Emerald Toddy, 25:09.2 58 Rachael Martin, 26:09.7 Gallup Cross Country ran in the Grants Cross Country Invitational on Friday, Oct. 20. The boys finished 4th of 16 teams with 130 points and the girls were 7th of 12 teams with 155 points. Individual places and times below for top five runners:

BOYS 4 Dimitri Begay, 18:12 19 Shawn McCreight, 19:05 33 Brandon James, 19:39 36 Thomas Eriacho, 19:43 38 Cameron Benally, 19:45 40 Joaquin Ortega, 19:47 42 Illijah Lester, 19:54 GIRLS 1st, Jessica Ramirez, 20:51 18 Celine Nez, 23:11 41 Sharianne Bennett, 24:54 46 Vanessa Gorman, 25:06 49 Hunter Livingston, 25:15 64 Cheyenne John, 26:37 70 Laila Etsitty, 27:13 Miyamura Cross Country ran in the Grants Cross Country Invitational on Friday, Oct. 20. The boys finished second with 73 points and the girls’ team was also second with 95 points. Individual places and times below for top five runners: BOYS 1 Ty McCray, 17:25 15 Riley Watson, 18:55.19 16 Elijah Begay, 18:55.89 18 Tyon Benson, 19:03 23 Jairyn Jones, 19:17 GIRLS 2 Ashley Thomas, 21:13 6 Kaleia Vicente, 21:44 22 Lauryn Thomas, 23:40 28 Tonya Tolino, 24:01 37 Melodie Houston, 24:41 Wingate Cross Country ran in the Grants Cross Country Invitational on Friday, Oct. 20. The boys finished 12th of 16 teams with 314 points and the girls were 9th of 12 teams with 272 points. Individual places and times were not available but will be included in the next issue along with District results. SPORTS


CLASSIFIEDS GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Need a past issue? $1.50 per copy. Note issue date and send check or M.O. to: Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM 87305. Subject to availability. FOR SALE Small camping trailer for sale. Sleeps 2 or 3. Older model. Has all utilities. $1,200 OBO (505) 285-7970 HELP WANTED Food Services Coordinator at NABI in Houck. Plan and cook for 20 – 100. Immediate opening. Full-time salaried. Excellent benefits. Email Jobs@ usbnc.org HOMES FOR RENT Unfurnished Rentals Available Small 1 bedroom house. 2 bedroom apartment. 1 year lease required. Utilities not included. No pets. Call 563-4294 for information before 8 pm. PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsun@gmail.com CALL: 505-728-1640 MOBILE HOMES MOBILE HOME SPACES Mobile Home Spaces – Single wide – any size $205/mo. Double Wide $260/mo. Call Mike 505-870-3430 or Carmelita 505-870-4095. SERVICES Piano/organ lessons. Ages 7 and up. Must have instrument for practice. Call 505-863-2947 LEGAL NOTICES ADVERTISEMENT BIDS

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Mexico, is accepting sealed bids for the following: MALONEY AVENUE TREE & SHRUB PROJECT Gallup NM As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Copies of the Bid may also be accessed at www. gallupnm.gov/bids Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1715. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered, and will be returned unopened. For information on this bid, contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director, at 505863-1334; Email: frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov. Dated the 25th day of October 2017 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor *** LEGAL NOTICE

CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRICITY AND NATURAL GAS; THE USE OF SPECIAL FUNDS THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BATEMAN ACT; AND FIXING A TIME WHEN THE SAME SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A draft copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk PUBLISH: Friday, October 27, 2017 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Discussion of Proposed Changes/Amendments to City of Gallup Animal Control Ordinance ITEM TWO: Presentation of Annual Budget ITEM THREE: Annual Open Meetings Act, Resolution #RA 2017-01

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Gallup City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico; to consider final approval of the following entitled Ordinance:

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City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk

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PUBLISH: 27 October 2017 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017. Item Two will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on November 28th, 2017. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: CASE # 1700700003: Request by Rebeca Rodriguez, property owner for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of a restaurant in a Multiple-Family Residential District (RM-5). The property is located at 610 West Mesa Avenue; more particularly described as Block 55 Lot 15, & The W. 12 ½ of Lot 16, O.T.S. Addn. ITEM TWO: CASE # 1700300001: Request by Itaf Rashid, property owner for Concurrent Preliminary and Final Plat approval of a Minor Subdivision; Replat No. 1 of Lots 3, 4, & 5, and 16’ Wide Alley A Portion of Block 1, Lebeck-Atkins Subdivision. The property is located to the East of 1811 W. Highway 66 & 1830 Barbara Avenue; containing 4.4475 acres. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1)

week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 27 October 2017 *** Pursuant of the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act, the following Items will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/ or relatedcharges. Property is located at: Sunrise Self Storage 2610 E. Hwy 66 and Sunrise II Storage 3000 W. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-722-7989 for time or more information. Last Known Address of Tenant Emily Jim PO Box 495 Mentmore, NM 87319 Doll house, shovels, toys, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Soaring Eagle Donaldson Wero 200 Western Skies #29 Gallup, NM 87301 Filing cabinet, Christmas items, Car seat, stereo, TV, desks, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Paul & Dollie Tsosie

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 Naschitti Trading Post Tohatchi, NM Mason jars, Christmas items, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items Raeshawnda Bahe 200 Western Skies, #81 Gallup, NM 87301 Play pen, car seat, toys, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Lee Moore PO Box 3865, Chinle, Az 86503 Tires, Car parts, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items Mitchell Chavez 09 E. Adams, Gallup 87301 Car parts, small hand wrench Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. CASH ONLY Please call office to verify info. Sale May Be Cancelled By Right of Lien Holder. *** NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Self-Service Storage Lien Act of the State of New Mexico, Section 4811-7, that the following personal property will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/ or other related charges. The personal property is located at Aztec Self Storage, 261 N. Hwy 491 Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Last Known Address of Tenant: Kenneth Cooper 1304 N. Bennett St. Silver City, NM 88061 Clothes, propane bottles, boxes

P.O. Box 874 Gallup, NM 87305 Bedroom set, kids/baby misc., toys The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at AZTEC SELF STORAGE 261 N. Hwy 491, Gallup, New Mexico. Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF McKINLEY ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PHILIPP MERILLAT CORPORATION, a Colorado corporation, Plaintiff, vs. No. D-1113-CV-2017-00243 S.G. PARTNERS, L.P., a Texas Limited Partnership; UNKNOWN CLAIMANTS OF INTEREST IN THE PREMISES ADVERSE TO THE PLAINTIFF; and RJON ROBINS, trustee under a Declaration of Covenant dated September 8, 2009, Defendants.

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Plaintiff Philipp Merillat Corporation hereby gives notice to the Defendants listed above of the pendency of the above-captioned action. Defendants are being served by publication of this notice.

THENCE South 27 degrees 14 minutes 52 seconds West for a distance of 420.00 feet to a point;

This is an action to quiet title to real property. The general object of the suit is to establish the title of the Plaintiff in fee simple as against the adverse claims of the Defendants or anyone claiming by or through them in and to the following real property described in the Complaint in the cause: A tract of land within the Southeast Quarter (1/4) of Section 24, T15N, R18W, N.M.P.M., Red Hill South Addition, City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the East quarter corner of said Section 24, being the Real Point of Beginning; THENCE South 00 degrees 14 minutes 52 seconds West along the East line of said Section 24 for a distance of 990.00 feet to a point; THENCE North 89 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West for a distance of 345.00 feet to a point; THENCE North 58 degrees 45 minutes 08 seconds West for

THENCE South 72 degrees 51 minutes 45 seconds West for a distance of 132.54 feet to a point; THENCE North 58 degrees 21 minutes 01 seconds West for a distance of 195.00 feet to a point; THENCE South 29 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 100.00 feet to a point; THENCE South 06 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 175.00 feet to a point; THENCE North 83 degrees 03 minutes 00 seconds West for a distance of 145.00 feet to a point of curvature; THENCE along a curve to the left having a radius of 705.00 feet and an arc length of 383.64 feet, being subtended by a chord of South 81 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds West for a distance of 378.92 feet to a point; THENCE North 24 degrees 13 minutes 42 seconds West for a distance of 57.98 feet to a point;

THENCE North 02 degrees 26 minutes 58 seconds West for a distance of 463.37 feet to a point; THENCE North 14 degrees 58 minutes 33 seconds East for a distance of 900.00 feet to a point on the center section line of said Section 24; THENCE North 89 degrees 58 minutes 33 seconds East along said center section line for a distance of 1585.00 feet to the Real Point of Beginning. Said tract of land annexed into the City of Gallup, New Mexico by plat titled REDHILL SOUTH ADDITION, as the same is shown and designated on the plat of said addition filed in the Office of the County Clerk of McKinley County, New Mexico on May 21, 1980 at reception No. 195,815. Plaintiff’s attorney is: Richard D. Barish Espinosa & Associates, P.C. 100 Sun Ave. N.E., Suite 204 Albuquerque, N.M. 87109 505-242-5656 If you do not file your response by November 27, 2017, a default judgment may be entered against you.

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UFO FILM | FROM PAGE 16 of unexpla ined phenomenon such as: UFO sightings, Bigfoot sightings, hauntings, and Navajo Skin walkers. Since then officially, I had been doing them for 10 years and have had a lot of strange cases.” Dover says in regards to UFO cases, he was told by those in the professional field that his department had the best documented cases ever, with 30 documented cases of Bigfoot sightings, including tracking and gathering evidence. When asked what is the strangest case that he’s handled, he sa id that he wa s once followed by an orb for 40 miles (an orb is thought

to be entity or a ball of light/ energy.) “This happen at two in the morning. And it started out at Indian Wells and almost to Leupp, Ariz.,” he said. “It was bigger than a basketball, and began to just follow me. It veered off and went up on the mesas. It started out as a green light. It then paralleled with my course and actually turned red and this gave me a very creepy feeling.” Dover said as a criminal investigator people often ask him if he believes in the strange phenomena he encounters. His response: it’s all about the evidence. “A venue like this allows me to get out information … and that is what we are about, educating the public,” he said. “The evidence I’ve gather in these

cases cannot be refuted – there has to be an explanation.” Having seen objects herself, Lorene Willis of Dulce, N.M., came down to learn more as well as letting the public know about a UFO Conference in Dulce June 2018. “I think it’s great,” Willis said. “We heard about this from Wade himself, and we always like to come, and it’s a lot of fun. To hear the speakers and watch the movies, it’s great. I believe yes there are UFOs, although I’m a little skeptical about whether or not there are aliens.” It’s events like these that Wade said are fun and interesting for those looking for answers. Visit: www.chuckwadeufo.com CLASSIFIEDS


COMMUNITY CALENDAR OCT. 27 – NOV. 2, 2017 FRIDAY, Oct. 27 COMPUTER CLASS: ADVANCED FACEBOOK 10:30am12:30 pm @ Main Branch. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or e-mail: libtrain@gallupnm.gov  GET UP AND GAME 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games! PET COSTUME CONTEST 6pm @ Rio West Mall. A special prize will be awarded to the best owner and pet costume duo. 1300 West Maloney. Call (505) 722-7281. HOMECOMING GAME Navajo Pine Homecoming Game, 7pm. NPHS vs. Shiprock. Go Warriors! SATURDAY, Oct. 28 NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK The McKinley County SNAPS SA Coalition is collaborating with Law Enforcement Agencies throughout McKinley County to give members an opportunity to dispose of any unwanted or expired medication. From 10am-2pm, you may drop off solid, liquid and patches at any of the following sites for safe disposal: Crownpoint Police Department, Gallup Police Department, Gallup Rio West Mall, NM State Police Department, Pinehall Health Center, Thoreau Police, and Substation Zuni Tribal Bldg. For more information please call Stacey Thompson (505) 726-8249. SPOOTACULAR SATURDAY 2-4 pm @ Children’s branch. Join us for a day of spooky fun. There will be bingo, spooky stories, and candy science experiments. METAL CONCERT Narcotic Wasteland is coming to Gallup’s Juggernaut Music. The extreme metal band tour will feature Dreaming Dead and Extinction Level Event. Tickets: $10. 7pm, 308 E HWY 66. SUNDAY, Oct. 29 REHOBOTH CHOIR FALL CONCERT The Rehoboth Choir invites you to their fall concert, 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. MONDAY, Oct. 30 KIDS’ COSTUME CONTEST 6-7:30 pm @ Rio West Mall. Enter your child into our Costume Contest. Two children will be chosen from each age CALENDAR

category for the best costume. First place $30 Walmart gift card. Second place $20 Walmart gift card. TUESDAY, Oct. 31 GADGET GARAGE TECHNOLOGY HOUR 10-11 am @ 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  HALLOWEEN @ YOUR LIBRARY 11am-7pm @ Main Branch. Join us for a movie scarea-thon featuring a haunting selection of films. We will hand out candy for little trick or treaters beginning at 6pm. MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 10:30-11:30 am @ Children’s Branch An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. NOVEMBER FILM SERIES: CHRIS EYRE FILMS 5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. Free weekly movie. Popcorn provided. This week’s movie: Smoke Signals. THURSDAY, Nov. 2 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Lunch Sack Scarecrow. TURKEY TROT AT TURPEN 5:30-7:30pm, join us for Zumba and line dancing in the gym, karaoke in the library, and literacy games for families to play together. Read together and be eligible to win a turkey, water bottles, and granola bars. 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

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funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.  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 can-

celled 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 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 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. 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. 110 S. Strong. Call (505) 862-2481. TAIZE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE On Nov. 12, join us for a Taize candlelight service. 4pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State HGY 564. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for silence and spiritual refreshment. The theme of “Gratitude” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions. Call (505) 870-6136. 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. INDIGENOUS DAY On Nov. 22, join our camp for Un-Thanksgiving. 6pm, McKinley County Court House Square. 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: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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