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NEWS New services now underway at Gallup NCI FUNDS SECURED FOR NEXT FIVE YEARS

By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent


he Na Ni h zhoozh i Center Inc. is one month into expanding its detoxification services at its headquarters on 2413 Boyd Ave., after receiving new funding. In September, Congress appropriated $2 million in a specially designated grant for two towns with a high alcohol death rate. “It started in February 2016, when Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., was here and brought with him the IHS director on a site visit,” Executive Director Dr. Kevin Foley said. “He asked the IHS director to assist us on funding.” Of the $2 million total appropriation, $1.5 million is designated specifically for Gallup, according to a U.S.

Surveillance captures detox clients in a holding room. File Photo Senate appropriation committee report addressing alcohol-related deaths. The report reads, in part,

Holding rooms for NCI’s intoxicated clients. File Photo



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NCI Executive Director Dr. Kevin Foley. File Photo


“…to continue its assistance toward addressing this issue in the city of Gallup, New Mexico.” White Clay, Neb., is the other town mentioned in the congressional appropriation report that received $500,000. The congressional delegation in New Mexico, both Senators Udall and Martin Heinrich, D-NM, were joined by Congressman Ben Lujan, D-N.M., in announcing the grant. “Senator Tom Udall, who is on the appropriations committee, was instrumental in securing funding for Gallup,” said Ned Adriance, Udall’s press secretary. Udall is the minority leader on the Senate appropriations committee. The congressional appropriation is made to the Indian Health Service. The IHS headquarters in Rockville, Md., announced the grant opportunity on Sept. 27, in a cooperative agreement through a

special designation known as Preventing Alcohol-Related Deaths or PARD for short. The Gallup City Council approved the grant Oct. 10. “This does not replace funding we already receive from the Gallup liquor excise tax and money from the state,” Foley said. “This expands our service,” he said. “We will expand the shelter program, increase our high risk through more ca se ma nagers. We w ill have new cooks, serve hot meals, and take individuals to job interviews and medical appointments.” Less the recent cash injection, NCI receives $835,000 from the city through excise taxes. They receive an additional $19,000 a month for their behavioral health investment zone program. The behavioral health investment zone money is due to end in June 2018, the end of the fiscal year. The congressional appropriation will be made annually

until the year 2022. The belief with additional funding that the number of a lcohol related deaths in Gallup will be reduced. “A lot of it is out of our control,” Foley said. “When they are brought to our center that’s when we begin our service,” he said of individuals who arrive at the center for detoxification services. Most unattended alcohol related deaths occur to victims who suffer from exposure of low temperature weather. Other deaths occur from alcohol poisoning due to excessive alcohol use at once. The Ga llup Police Department uses Community Service Aid patrols to assist police in finding individuals in intoxicated conditions and transporting them to NCI. In colder weather patrols are more frequent. “We use open field patrols,” Gallup Police Dept. Capt.



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Trump makes his pick for U.S. Attorney in New Mexico By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


resident Donald Trump nominated a Santa Fe attorney to be the next U.S. Attorney for New

Mexico. Trump announced Nov. 1, that John C. Anderson is his choice for the position, which has been vacant for nearly eight months.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, both Democrats, and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican, suggested Anderson and Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Federici as candidates for the position, which has been empty since March 10 when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Damon Martinez and more than 40 other U.S. Attorneys to resign.

“The New Mexico delegation worked closely together to identify and recommend qualified New Mexicans for feder a l l aw en forcement appointments,” a letter from the three members of the delegation said. “We appreciate that the White House acted on our recommendations for U.S. attorney, and we offer our sincere congratulations to John Anderson.”

The U.S. Senate will need to confirm his appointment. Anderson is currently of counsel at Holland & Hart LLP, a Santa Fe law firm that “focuses on complex litigation and government investigations,” according to the White House. Anderson was previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney in New Mexico under President Barack Obama. Since Martinez resigned, James D. Tierney has served as the Acting U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Attorney’s position in New Mexico became controversial in 2006 when David Iglesias was fired by President George W. Bush. Republican officials, including then-Republican Party of New Mexico


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chairman Allen Weh, then-U.S. Senator Pete Domenici and then-U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, allegedly pushed for Iglesias’ ouster. The New Mexico delegation also made recommendations for the next U.S. Marshal in the state. So far, Trump has not announced his nominee for that position. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com

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

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Julana K. Begay Oct. 22, 1:24 am DWI - 1st Offense A f t er receiving a tip about a possible d r u n k d r i ve r, McK inley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s O f f i c e Deputy Johnson Lee pulls over 20-year-old Begay in the parking lot of the Giant Gas station in Thoreau. Deputy Johnson observes Begay to have blood shot and watery eyes even though she tried to chew gum to cover the smell of alcohol. Lee asks her to perform field sobriety tests and she agreed. Begay then fails to correctly perform the field tests and after being instructed again, Deputy Johnson notices all the signs of impairment. After blowing a .12, Begay was then arrested for her first DWI and booked into the McKinley County Detention Center. Nasheen N. Trujillo Oct. 21, 4:48 pm DWI Lieutenant Eric Jim of MCSO was asked to locate a possible a drunk driver on Highway 264, near the 15 mile marker. He located the vehicle, a white Altima, parked on the shoulder of the westbound lane. There he found 34-yearold Trujillo crying in the driver seat. After inquiring about her well-being, Jim noticed her red watery eyes, maybe from crying, and the strong odor of alcohol. Trujillo advised Jim that she had been drinking at Smokey’s about two hours before she was pulled over. He asked her to perform some

field sobriety tests which she agreed to do. Trujillo was not able to do the “heel to toe test” and needed to lean on her car to maintain her balance. She then attempted to do the one leg stand test, but admitted she couldn’t perform the test due how drunk she was. Trujillo was then taken to the Sheriff’s office where she blew a .21 and .20. Highway 264 is the jur isdiction of t he Wi ndow Rock Pol ice Department, so Jim transferred custody of Tru jillo to the Window Rock Police Department for booking. Adam Kham­­moun­gkhoune Oct. 18, 8:09 am DWI, Aggravated 28-year-old Adam K h a m mou n g k hou ne w a s obser ved by Deputy J o s i e Bowman of the McK inley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s Office going nor th on State Highway 264 at the 7 mile marker, followed by parking in the middle of the road on Yahtahey Loop. Bowman noticed him get out of his Jeep, and walk to the back, then returned to the front of the vehicle and tries to drive off. Bowman caught up with him, and noticed the that his glasses were “dirty and smeared with white stains,” and his eyes were blood shot. Bowman also noticed the smell of alcohol. After asking for license and registration K ha m mou ngk hou ne t r ied to hand the deputy a folder with the supposed documents inside. He also admitted the vehicle belonged to his grandfather and he did not have a license. Bowman then asked Adam

if he would mind taking the Standardized Field Tests to which Adam replied “yeah.” He showed signs of intoxication. He was then asked to take a breathalyzer test which he refused. He later agreed and blew a .21. He was then booked at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. A passenger was cited for open container and taken to Gallup Detox. Christopher Leonard Oct. 16, 2:58 am DWI, 1st Offense G P D Officer Luke Martin a r r ived at the 20-milemarker on I- 40 for a report of an accident. There he met with another officer and 23-year-old Leonard. A friend of Leonard’s was also on scene after Leonard had called him. Leonard had crashed into a cable barrier so emergency medical personnel were notified. After EMS evaluated him, Martin was able to get a statement from Leonard. Martin noticed that he had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol as he was talking. Leonard was asked to blow into the breathalyzer and blew a .17. Martin then asked him to do the field sobriety tests and was only able to do the horizontal gaze test. Leonard was transported to GPD at his own request to perform the remainder of the test due the cold weather. After arriving at the GPD, Leonard refused to do the test because his friend was not present. Martin then arrested him for DWI and had

him blow into the breathalyzer again where he blew a .14. He was then booked in the McKinley County Adult Detention Center. Sameerah Hussein October 16, 2:58 am DWI, 1st Offense Hussein had offered to give her friend a ride to Gamerco, but he got a r ide to R M C H instead a fter the vehicle they were in rolled over on the I-40 east bound on-ramp of exit 26. After trying to blame her passenger for driv ing, she

finally admitted to Officer Ad r i a n Q ue t awk i of t he Gallup Police Depa r tment that she was the driver and had been drinking prior to the accident. Quetawki then asked her to perform the field sobriety tests and Hussein failed by stepping off the line and taking 13 steps after being instructed to take 9 heel to toe steps. Hussein was also unable to recite the a lphabet a s instructed and was subsequently arrested. She had an outstanding warrant from Municipal Court and did not possess a valid driver’s license. She wa s bo oke d i nt o the McKinley County Adult Detention Center after blowing .19 and .18.

Diné College now offers four-year degrees in Public Health, Studio Art By Bernie Dotson Public Relations Officer Diné College


SAILE, Ariz. – Diné Col lege h a s be en given approval by the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to begin offering two new degree programs in its School of Arts, Humanities and English and School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Both colleges are part of a recent college-wide academic reorganization plan.  The new programs mean the college now offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)  degree in Studio Art and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.)  degree in Public Health. Professors Paul Willeto and Mark Bauer will

oversee the new programs. “It is with great pride and gratitude to faculty and staff that I inform you that (HLC) has approved our Bachelor of Fine Arts and Public Health degree programs,” Diné College President Monty Roessel said in an Oct. 27 announcement. “This is a great step forward in creating a Diné College that continues to meet the needs and aspirations of the Navajo people,” Roessel said.   Diné College Provost Dr. Geraldine Garrity said the new programs will help grow local education in the fields of art and science. Garrity projected that overall school enrollment could double after the


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Heinrich: GOP tax plan is a setback for working families Staff Reports

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ANTA FE — Executive Director Jan Goodwin and Deputy Director Rick Scroggins a re v i sit i ng 12 cit ie s a cro s s the state of New Mexico in order to discuss “Improving Sustainability.” The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board is the pension plan for all New


Mexico educational employees PreK-12 and Higher Education. NMERB has 153,514 members including: 59,945 active, 47,340 retired, and 46,679 inactive members. The purpose of this tour is to help members understand how NMERB is doing and what kind of changes should be done to make it stronger. Recent changes in actuarial assumptions have changed the time it

will take to achieve 100 percent funding to 61 years. To improve the plan’s sustainability, the NMERB board members want to shorten that time. NMERB’s assets, as of June 30, are $12.3 Billion. Our retirees continue to have an important economic impact for New Mexico with $218.7 million in federal, state and local taxes paid and 7,796 jobs in New Mexico.

A SH INGTON, D.C. – U. S . Senator Mar tin Heinrich, D-N.M., Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement on the ta x proposal relea sed today by House Republicans: “The details of the secretive Republican tax proposal emer g i ng tod ay re ve a l a plan that does very little for working families and may even increase their tax burden, while providing deficit-busting giveaways for others that bank r upt our ability to invest in a stronger economy tomorrow. We need to make sure the tax code is working for everyday New Mexicans, growing the

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. economy, creating good paying jobs, and supporting families and communities across the country. This GOP plan is a setback on almost every level.”

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AG urges Congress to evaluate ‘Bump Stocks’ Staff reports


L BUQU ERQU E – Expressing extreme concern about the role “bump stocks” played in the recent Las Vegas, Nevada tragedy, Attor ney Genera l Hector Ba ldera s joined a bipartisan letter to Congressional leaders urging them to close a loophole in current federal gun laws Oct. 31. T he bip a r t i s a n le t t e r includes support from a broad group of attorneys general from U.S. states and territories. The letter notes that bump stock devices – a plastic or metal piece attached to a firearm’s stock designed to increase the ability to fire like a fully automatic weapon – may be used to evade the machinegun laws that are currently in place. It has been widely reported that the Las Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock, modified otherwise lawful semi-automatic rif les with “bump stocks” to kill 58 innocent people and injure hundreds more. The attorneys general urge Congress to evaluate whether bump stocks should be regulated like machineguns in order to protect residents from the dangers posed by unrestricted fully automatic weapons. Since 1986, when Congress enacted the Firearm Owners Protection Act to amend the

Shiprock man sentenced to prison for federal assault conviction caused the victim to sustain cuts to her left arm and hand L BUQU ERQU E – as she was defending herself.   Aaron Curley, 55, an This case was investigated enrolled member of by the Farmington office of the Navajo Nation the FBI and the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, N.M., Division of Public Safety.  was sentenced Oct. 31, in fed- Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle eral court in Albuquerque, N.M., T. Nayback prosecuted this to 24 months in prison for his case  as part of the Tribal conviction on an assault charge.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Curley will be on supervised (Tribal SAUSA) Pilot Project release for three years after in the District of New Mexico, completing his prison sentence. which is sponsored by the Curley was arrested in Justice Department’s Office November 2016, on a criminal on Violence Against Women complaint charging him with under a grant administered by assaulting a Navajo woman by the Pueblo of Laguna.  stabbing her in the leg and sterThe Tribal SAUSA Pilot num area with a knife.  Curley Project seeks to train tribal was indicted on Dec. 20, 2016, prosecutors in federal law, and charged with assault with procedure and investigative a dangerous weapon, a knife, techniques to increase the with intent to do bodily injury likelihood that every viable and assault resulting in serious violent offense against Native bodily injury.  According to the American women is proseindictment, the offenses took cuted in either federal court place on Nov. 20, 2016, on the or tribal court, or both.   Navajo Indian Reservation in The Tribal SAUSA Pilot San Juan County, N.M. Project was largely driven by On July 10, Curley pled input gathered from annual guilty to Count 1 of the indict- tribal consultations on vioment charging him with assault lence against women, and is with a dangerous weapon.  In another step in the Justice entering the guilty plea, Curley Department’s on-going efforts admitted that on Nov. 20, 2016, to increase engagement, coorhe assaulted the victim by dination and action on public stabbing her in the left leg and safety in tribal communities. Staff Reports


Gun Control Act of 1968, fully automatic weapons and “machineguns” have been restricted, making it unlawful for civilians to possess a machinegun unless the firearm was acquired prior to the Act’s effective date. According to the letter, bump stocks can “mimic fully automatic machinegun fire and therefore lead to disastrous consequences in the wrong hands.” The attorneys general also state that Congress “should carefully consider whether bump stocks have created a loophole in the machinegun laws” when considering

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Heinrich joins forces with Collins over Russia interference, elections security By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


u r i n g t h e 2 016 election, the U.S. Depar tment of Homeland Security didn’t know which state officials to communicate with to relay the threat of attempted Russian interference. That confusion is one thing U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine wants to fix with the Securing America’s Voting Equipment (SAVE) Act, which he introduced with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins. “I think overall, over the course of the last few decades, we may have become complacent as a country as to the potential for this,” Heinrich said of attempts to influence elections in the United States. “There were cases where they were maybe engaged with the wrong decisionmaker or talking to the vendor instead of, say a secretary of state or a county clerk,” Heinrich said. “Just getting all of that written down in a way that sort of provides a roadmap for a real-time event so that the response is quick provides a lot of advantages.” If passed, the legislation would strengthen the security of the country’s elections system, which are not centrally run by the federal government, but by state and local officials. The bill doesn’t tell states how to run their elections, Heinrich said. The elections system’s vulnerabilities were tested during NEWS

the 2016 election. Federal officials told 21 states they were targeted by Russian hackers in 2016. New Mexico was not one of those states.


ten years ago, in today’s cyber world would no longer be considered secure.” “We saw a level of activity that we’ve never seen on this side of the Atlantic before,” he said and mentioned meddling in the French and German elections. The bill seeks to address direct attacks on voting systems and elections, though Heinrich did mention the “bots

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver During hearings of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, Heinrich and Collins learned information about Russian interference in the 2016 election that spurred them to introduce the bill. “Everyday it seems like there is a new development about Russia’s efforts to undermine our democracy and drive wedges within our communities,” Heinrich said. “Yesterday we learned that President Trump’s campaign chairman and a top adviser have been indicted for conspiracy against the United States and another senior adviser has actually plead guilty to false statements to the FBI about coordinating with Russians during the Trump campaign.” Heinrich said safeguards for voting systems that weren’t even considered ten years ago are necessary today. “I think overall, over the course of the last few decades, I think we may have become complacent as a country about the potential for this,” Heinrich said. “I also think that as systems were designed, what may have been considered secure

and trolls” that Russia used “to spread misinformation” and “division” through social media. Lawyers from Facebook, Google and Twitter testified in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about the Russia-backed efforts to sway the election. The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will hear from the companies Wednesday. Collins said she cospons or e d t he leg i sl a t ion i n response to Russian attempts to directly interfere with the elections systems. “The fact that the Russians probed the election-related systems of 21 states is truly disturbing, and it must serve as a call to action to assist states in hardening their defenses against foreign adversaries that seek to compromise the integrity of our election process,” Collins said in a statement. “Our bipartisan legislation would assist states in this area by identifying best practices to protecting voting equipment,

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Grants to Celebrate 92 Years of Aviation History CUTS RIBBON FOR NEW $4 MILLION RUNWAY

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RANTS, N.M. – City of Grants officials are requesting your presence. On Nov. 17, at 2 pm, they will be celebrating 92 Years of Aviation History at the Grants-Milan Municipal Airport with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

for the City’s brand new $4 million runway upgrade. The project also includes new stateof-the-art LED lighting. Accor d i n g t o A i r p or t Manager Ray Jenkins, the February 1926 issue of the Aeronautical Bulletin listed an emergency landing field at Grants. The emergency landing field was a 1320’ by 3960’

rectangular field (a dry lake bed) located less than a mile south of the current airport. “This community has provided aviation services in the area for 92 years,” Jenkins emphasized. “That’s a long time. I’ve been in the industry for 60 years, from flying to now managing my second airport and the remodeling of the

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1926 Aeronautical Bulletin. Photo Credit: Courtesy terminal building and the new runway has been a high point in my career.” Jenkins has managed the airport since 2015. “The airport is a benefit and an asset for the city and region. Communities need an airport to prosper,” Jenkins added. “La rge cor porations have representatives who need to come and go. The Grants-Milan Airport experiences about 4,000 operations annually.” Today, thanks to a $4 million grant from the Federal Av i a t ion Ad m i n i s t r a t ion (FAA), Jenkins and City of Grants officials are excited with their recently remodeled airport. The upgraded 7,171’ runway provides a safe operating environment for all types of airplanes, from the tinniest propeller airplane up to medium sized corporate jets. Between the remodeling of the interior of the terminal building and just prior to the runway project, the city invested some


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dollars in beautifying the outside of the terminal building of which the airport manager is also proud of. “We are so proud of all the upgrades,” said Jenkins. “This airport is a community treasure. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished in recent times. We are ready to get back to servicing the public.” The airport has been closed since late August while the runway was totally reconstructed. The project was engineered by Armstrong Consultants and constructed by Mountain States Constructors. Congressman Steve Pearce will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 17 ceremony. According to Jenkins, in addition to Representative Pearce, local State Representatives Eliseo Alcon and Harry Garcia, and Senators Clemente Sanchez


FBI, Albuquerque PD still searching for ‘Red Bandana Bandit’ Staff Reports


ovember 1, 2017 marks the first anniversary of the unsolved robbery of

BBVA Compass Bank, located at 1201 San Pedro Drive NE, in Albuquerque. The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are still searching for this suspect,

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Jenkins. The museum will be open for special tours during the event. Jenkins noted that following the ribbon cutting ceremony a “mix and mingle” time will provide the attendees an opportunity to visit with area and state government leaders -- donuts and coffee will be provided. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the airport will not reopen until later in the month. Once open, a discount of aviation gas for $4.65 a gallon will be offered for two weeks, according to Jenkins. For additional information call the Grants-Milan Airport manager at (505) 287-4700.

a nd George Mu noz, most County, City and Village of Milan leaders are expected to attend. Joining the celebration is the airport’s next door neighbor, The Western New Mexico Aviation Heritage Museum. It is dedicated to telling the story of the 1929 transcontinental airway that passed over Grants. At that time, there were no navigational aids, only cement arrows on the ground. Lighted “on-course” beacons were soon added, followed by radio navigation aids for night operations, according to Runway preparation, Mountain States Construction. Photo Credit: Courtesy

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into the program. “Students who have a passion for art and who want to make art their profession are primary candidates.” Willeto noted that students who graduate from the program can go into teaching, a rchitecture, the v irtual game industr y, public and private museum work or endeavor as individual art entrepreneurs.  Willeto and Bauer said new staff might not need to be immediately brought aboard because much of the subject matter is already being taught. Both, however, predicted ultimate employment growth at the college.

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OPINIONS Coach’s Korner: Who is Number 34?!?! By Greg McNeil


u st a s t he pea k of Pyramid Rock is supported by its base, so too is our great nation supported by the people it governs. With this in mind we have the ability to assist our government with timely questions that will support her continued greatness. When it comes to healthcare our voices should be loud. However, I’m not talking about health coverage, prescription

medications and co-pays, but something much more fundamental, the quality of food.

You see, every n a t ion o n t he pla net k nows that if the United States is looking for you there is no place to hide. Our technology is so extraordinary it eclipses the imagination of the best science-fiction writers; you can conduct banking transactions from your phone, order movie tickets, book airline flights, check your stock portfolio


and even drive with adjustable cruise control. Yet when you ask where the United States ranks in terms of health compared to the top 100 nations across the globe… We come in at number 34. To put it another way, it means that if you miss 36 out of 100 questions you get a 64 or a “D for the grade. Do we know of any parents that would be happy to hear that their child is performing a D level academically? I don’t think so.

There are a number of factors that go into calculating a countries overall score such as the number of doctors per patient, let’s say 5 physicians for every 1,000 patients, average life expectancy, equal access to quality healthcare services and more. However, the biggest factors that separate the United States from the other 10 ten healthiest countries in the world is access to



Welcome a Full Moon in Taurus on Nov. 4. With the Sun in Scorpio, this should make for a few fun surprises. Taurus will lend a steadying influence to the radically transformative, passionate, and slightly dramatic Scorpio energy. You may appreciate the calm circle surrounding the chaotic center. Madame G recommends mediation and levitation of the thoughts. Don’t get stuck in rut reach towards the heavens.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

As transformations go, this is a positive one. You’re heading towards your higher purpose and valuing the attainable. You may experience peace in knowing that you want what you have. This really is the heart of wisdom and the end of strife. When you stop looking outside of yourself for the source of meaning and happiness—you’ll know that you’ve found your center. Madame G wishes you well. You deserve it.

This is the story of our lives. In fact, the stories we tell ourselves become our history. They aren’t always true. Our minds and memories are as fallible as Velcro—they work great, until they don’t. Don’t let this get you down. Start working with the idea that maybe not all your memories are accurate. If this was true, how would you re-write your story? How would you re-write your version of a new you? Why not?

A journey usually begins with the first step. But, the experienced explorer knows that the best adventures require a little planning. You don’t want to head off into the desert without water or Everest without the proper warming layers and training because the lack of planning could kill you. Don’t get stuck in this trap. Life is one heck of an adventure, but sometimes it requires a little planning ahead. Think ahead!

Fear doesn’t become you. This is the way of the world. This is the life of men and women. You have a choice. Act with courage and speak up even when your voice shakes or live in fear among the worms. In the end, we all will pass from this mortal coil. What’s your legacy? In this world, how do you want others to hear you roar? You’ll have no one to blame except yourself, if you don’t choose wisely.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Don’t despair Scorpio! Your life is always in a constant state of transformation. This is beautiful. And terrible. You have a great burden. Your senses are off the charts and your ability to create is legendary. Passion drives and whips you forward. At least life is never boring. Try sleeping on it before you take action. Madame G recommends that you practice self-care and get some exercise. Make a plan then act.

You can’t keep running from the truth. Your soul requires greatness, yet your mind enjoys reality TV. This isn’t mutually exclusive. Seek balance. On Twitter, Neil Tyson deGrasse said: “If the world were really going to end, cosmically, I’d let y’all know, and with plenty of time to do nothing.” There you go.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Well, the madness is ending. At least the Full Moon in Taurus will provide a nice earthy element to the passionate high emotions of Scorpio. You may find that a little grounding is exactly what you need. If life suddenly throws you a few days of the “blahs”, take a page from Winnie the Pooh— spend time with friends. Instead of looking for another thing to buy, call your folks or head out for a meet and greet. Bon!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’re in demand. You may notice a little drain in your personal energies as others cling to your calming spirit. Don’t be alarmed. This speaks to your incredible ability to heal and assist others. It’s important to have self-care though, and don’t let yourself get too drained. You can’t help others if you have nothing left. Take care of yourself this week. Have fun. Take the dogs for a walk. Enjoy nature!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) It could take a turn for the worse and it might not. You’ll never really know unless you try. Instead of reaching for the panic button and overreacting, consider taking a deep breath. Calm yourself down. For one moment, consider the worst possible situation. How would you plan for it? Write it down. Take another breath. How would you plan for the best outcome? Write it down. You’re welcome. OPINIONS

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re as strong and powerful as the North wind. You have energy and strength, but you must enjoy your hard work. The strong North wind disrupts and usually results in some major storms. Good for you! Now, enjoy a little R&R. Consider trying something new. What have you always wanted to do? Have you read a great book lately? If not, why not? Only you know what’s hidden underneath those pages. Go exploring.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) What’s it all about? If you’ve been heading off on a new adventure, now is a good time to think on what you’re doing. If you only head down one path, you’ll only get the same results. Sometimes you must look from side-to-side in order to discover what truly is available. You may find that the tried and true path isn’t nearly as bad as you think either. You’ll never know unless you try.

So this is life. You’re mildly amused. In the end, this is the life you’ve chosen because you keep making decisions. Do you best to live the best life you can. Don’t take others for granted. Don’t lose sight of your dreams whatever they are, no matter how small or bold they seem. You’ll have no one else to blame except for yourself, if you fail to become what you’ve always wanted. Keep trying. GO!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

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COACH’S KORNER | FROM PAGE 13 naturally grown, REAL organic food. If you are not familiar with food labeling requirements let me enlighten you. Basically any company can use the label “organic” even if the product has been sprayed with or contains pesticides such as Glyphosate, a chemical used in the weed killer Roundup. The other issue with labels is that you have fruits and vegetables imported from outside the United States labeled organic but do not meet the strict standards required for a product to be truly organic or naturally grown. The first step in producing better health is not going to

see the doctor, its access to better food. You don’t have to interfere with free enterprise but as the scaffolding that supports our great nation we do have the right to demand that businesses produce superior quality foods. It is unacceptable that a nation this great, this technologically advanced should receive a D grade with it comes to the most important substance on the planet. Coach G G reg McNeil is a S t r o n g F i r s t In s t r u c t o r, P rofe ssio n a l Stre n gth & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coach, Author, and the owner of Gallup School of Strength (www.gallupschoolofstrength.com)

Letter to the Editor: The Time is Now to Expand NM PreK


he New Mex ico Ea rly Childhood Development P a r t n e r s h i p (NMECDP) recently spent the day in Gallup. The day included a visit to Rehoboth Early Childhood Center and a lunch and community conversation at the Gallup Community Service Center. NMECDP is focusing on a multi-year initiative to expand the state-funded, voluntary

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state PreK program to every 3-and 4-year-old who wants it. According to KIDS COUNT, 45.5% of McKinley County’s children, ages 0-5, live in poverty. Only 49.6% of McKinley County’s 3 and 4-year-olds are enrolled in PreK.  For some children, this means that they are entering kindergarten so far behind that they will never catch up. The time is NOW to expand NM PreK. NM PreK provides choices for pa rent s a nd d i st r ib utes PreK resources equally between public and private sectors. We know that parents want the best for their children, and by giving them choices, they make the best decisions for their family. Quality is an important hallmark of NM PreK. The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER)

evaluated NM PreK, using a set of ten regulatory benchmarks. Based on kindergarten entry assessment scores, NIEER evaluators concluded that NM PreK produced significant impacts in language, literacy and mathematics. Children who attend a high-quality program earn higher marks in school, are less likely to repeat a grade, are more likely to graduate high school and attend college. They go on to earn better salaries as adults and more likely to stay out of prison and off public assistance. Together, we can ensure that all children receive a great start! For more information, please visit www.nmecdp.org. Sincerely, Claire Dudley Chavez Vice President of Policy and Stakeholder Engagement United Way of Santa Fe County

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COMMUNITY Teacher of the Month


Stephani Fabela smiles as she receives news that she is Teacher of the Month. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco By Dee Velasco For the Sun


amille’s Sidewalk Café announced Stephani Fabela, fourth grade teacher of Indian Hills Elementary, as Teacher of the Month for October “I’m very surprised. I’m really shocked, it’s an honor,” she said. “It’s really nice to hear that, it’s really awesome!” Born and raised in Gallup, Fabela has been teaching for a total of 17 years to which 11 of it has been at Indian Hills. She started out as a third-grade teacher, now she teaches fourth grade and she loves her job. “It’s the first time I’ve been told that I was teacher of the month …. of being honored that way,” she said. “It’s surprising and it’s nice, the recognition that you really don’t see a lot of as a teacher. And it’s not for being married to some scores that your students got. I like being recognized for not having the best scores in the district.” The thought of becoming a teacher came to her while attending the UNMGallup campus. Fabela, at the time, was striving to get her Bachelor’s degree in Business, COMMUNITY

having come from a family that is in the restaurant business. Currently, her family owns local eatery Earl’s Restaurant. “I really enjoyed the company of these students who wanted to be teachers, and the idea started to grow on me,” she said. Along the way she changed her major to teaching. Her family didn’t seem receptive of the idea at first, but now they believe in her, in helping kids to strive to do their best. “The more I learned about the lessons and started working with students towards the end of my last year in college, it eventually grew on me,” she said. “I love teaching. I love learning, and as a teacher you are forever learning. I really love this job.” Fabela said if teaching was not in her blood she would want to be an astronaut. But she says, jokingly, that she has asthma. “I couldn’t fly a plane, so I gave up that idea,” she said. “And then I wanted to own Earl’s when I got older so that is why I was going to school for business, and now I found what I really love.” Fabela says what keeps her

motivated is motivating her students to trust themselves, and believe in themselves, no matter how hard things may get, and despite the many obstacles that may be on their path. “I want students to learn standards ... to be able to score well on their tests, but I want them to acquire life skills, and to learn to love themselves – to believe in themselves and never give up.” A sked what dow n fa l ls Fabela faces as a teacher, she simply said having to teach students to take tests so they score well. “Standards are different from teaching, to the tests,” she said. “And I find fault in teaching to the tests so that your scores will be high. When this started, I was saying that teachers will now be accountable to whatever is happening in the classroom. I don’t feel test scores are the way teachers should be held accountable. I’m more about if you want to know what I’m teaching, come

to my classroom and watch, and that is how you know. You don’t how I’m teaching because a kid did very well or very poorly on a test one day … that drives me nuts.” Have a teacher you think shou ld be recog n i zed a s Teacher of the Month? Stop by Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. 2nd St., and fill out a form.

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Narcotic Wasteland rocks Gallup INSPIRED BY ADDICTION … FUELED BY METAL!

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


nter v iew ing different ba nds, you’re always interested in what makes them click, whether it be their passion in the music they play or simply just being on stage and doing what they love. With that in mind, they also possess the elements that make a great band with all gears in sync and taking you away in a memory bliss. Na rcot ic Wa s t el a nd , a de a t h metal band from Fayetteville, N.C., is one band that has all gears cranking away, and yet stand out simply by their name of the band, and the story behind it. On their Narcotic Wasteland 2017 North American Tour, the band made a stop Oct. 28 at the Jugger naut promoting their brand-new album “Delirium Tremens.” The Sun got a chance to inter view the band and found out what makes this band click and the meaning behind the band’s name as well as the new album. Na rcot ic Wa s t el a nd con s i s t s o f D a l l a s T o l e r - Wa d e - g u i t a r / vocals, former Nile front man who started this band as a side project; E d R hone - g u it a r/ vo c a l s; Ch r i s t “Lutachrist” Dupre-bass; and Phil

Cancille-drums. Sun: Hey Dallas congrats on your literally brand-new spanking album man. Dallas: Thanks man, I feel good about it and I’ve gotten a positive response. We rea lly worked ha rd on it and followed up on it … really excited about it. Sun: I was trying to figure out what your band stood for, and to be honest with you, I thought it was just another cool hyped up name that you find with death metal bands, until I read your bio and I was totally blown away. Dallas: Coming from a military town that has a PTSD rate of up to 75 percent in males, and is the highest rated city in the U.S. for Shaken Baby Syndrome, the availability of street drugs is astounding, and the ever-g row i ng epidem ic of add iction to pharmaceutical drugs is an extremely toxic and unstable environ ment to g row up a nd l ive i n. Fayet tev ille’s d isencha nted pop ulation chooses to escape miser y through drugs and alcohol, a true narcotic wasteland. Sun: I understand you at a low point in your life walked through the wasteland, what does NW mean to you?

The new album “Delirium Tremens” was released Oct. 13 . Photo Credit: Courtesy


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Narcotic Wasteland (Left to right, Ed Rhone, Christ Dupre, Dallas Toler-Wade, Phil Cancille. Photo Credit: Courtesy Dallas: I had my problems with alcohol in the past, it felt like I was going crazy. You waste your life trying to forget reality with booze, pills, and cocaine. With NW, it’s an outlet for myself and the band members, to express the darkest thing in our lives, our lives that have upset us, the emotions all over again. That’s basically it, the outfit is raw, and we just play the show. It’s a new venture discovering what’s possible;music is a different journey for myself. Others do it to think they are going to get popular, I want to hit someone in the *!&^ gut with my music. I just want to be capable of idea s that come across the table. It’s straight from the gut baby. Sun: Your new album “Delirium Tremens” tell me about that, and how it fits perfectly with what you’re talking about. D a l l a s : Del i r iu m t remen s i s the medical term for symptoms an alcoholic suffers after about three days without a drink. These include uncontrollable shaking, shivering, sweating, hear t palpitations, confusion and hallucinations. Our title track is ver y expressive personal things, my bouts w ith a lcohol, a destr uctive persona lit y, it wa s a moment that was happening and one day I got some pen and paper, it all

came together. It’s an addiction with everything else, we wanted to get it off our chest. I’m addressing all the serious stuff that goes on with addiction and making statements about what I see through our songs. Sun: Speaking of songs, I must tell you most of them just pull your face r ight into it, except for one track, “In Memoriam,” this one was very different … tell me about it. Dallas: We wanted the message to be stra ightfor wa rd, so you ca n hea r the message. We a re not tr ying to sugar coat, but to simply get the message across that a lifestyle of d r ug s w i l l k i l l you. T h i s song wa s dedicated to a fr iend of mine who si mply d id n’t wa nt t o s t op, event ua l ly it stopped t hem – you w ill die. Sun: Dallas, I got to say it has been one i nt ere st i ng i nt er v iew, talking with you and listening to the songs explains the whole package. D a l l a s : B e t we e n t he p owe r with this band and the songwriting aspect, we’re gonna blow the roof off places, it’s perfect chemistry. I love these guys. Come check us out, a lot of raw attitude and a level of communication and brotherhood. we’re all here for the same reason – we love metal, we need to help each other and be true. COMMUNITY

This November, it’s up to New Mexicans’ to put on their capes and stand up to Diabetes Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE – In recog n it ion of Novem b er a s A mer ic a n D i a bet e s Mo n t h ,   t h e A m e r i c a n Diabetes Association of New Mexico reminds us that there’s a hero inside everyone affected by diabetes. An extension of the 2016 theme,  This is Diabetes, the 2017 campaign will share the stories of people with diabetes and how their strength, courage and determination make them heroes. Nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or prediabetes, yet most don’t understand the life-long burden of this chronic illness or the 24/7 work it takes to effectively manage diabetes. This campaign asks everyone affected by diabetes—whether that means people living with diabetes, caregivers or those who are at risk of developing diabetes—to put on their capes and share how they’re taking a stand. “Through your support at the federal, state or local level, we can work to find a cure, improve access to health care and protect the rights of people with diabetes,” said Anne Dennis, Area Executive Director Arizona/ New Mexico. Unaddressed, diabetes takes a

heavy toll medically, financially and individually. People with diabetes are at an increased risk for other serious health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, amputation and blindness. The economic burden of diabetes and prediabetes in New Mexico is 2 billion dollars, and nationally people with diabetes have health care costs that are 2.3 times higher than someone without diabetes. Yet the true cost of diabetes is in the millions of lives it touches. This campaign is designed to highlight the many faces of the diabetes epidemic and encourage everyone to take a stand. T h r ou g hou t No v e m b e r, t he Association encourages everyone to visit diabetes.org /thisisdiabetes and take a stand in one of three ways: donating to support research, education and prevention; becoming an advocate to support efforts to find a cure, improve access to health care and protect the rights of people with diabetes; or sharing your message to “Diabetes,” in a letter or video using #DearDiabetes. Local opportunities to participate in American Diabetes Month activities will include registering to be a diabetes advocate at http:// w w w. d i a b e t e s . o r g / a d v o c a c y / take-action/?loc=adv-slabnav   

ELECTIONS | FROM PAGE 9 and ensuring states have the resources they need to implement those best practices.”

NM WELL-PROTECTED COMPARED TO SOME STATES In a joint conference call with Heinrich, New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said some of New Mexico’s laws protecting ballots could explain why the hackers looked elsewhere. “We are fortunate,” she said. “We have a 100 percent paper ballot system, we have a robust post-election audit system.” Unlike New Mexico, some states use electronic voting machines with no paper trail. This legislation would help those states, Toulouse Oliver said. The bill would designate voting systems as critical infrastructure for the purposes of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The department made that designation earlier this year, but with passage of this bill, Congress would codify it into federal law. In the United States, there are sixteen critical infrastructure sectors including energy, government facilities and defense industrial base. The election infrastructure is a subsector of the “government facilities” sector. When designating the election infrastructure as critical infrastructure, then-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Joh nson, who ser ved u nder President Barack Obama, noted many

state and local election officials opposed the designation. “The designation of election infrastructure as critical infrastructure subsector does mean that election infrastructure becomes a priority within the National Infrastructure Protection Plan,” Johnson said in a statement released at that time. “It also enables this Department to prioritize our cybersecurity assistance to state and local election officials, but only for those who request it.” The bill would also create a grant program that would help states upgrade their voter systems, among other things. Toulouse Oliver said she looked forward to the grants “because election systems and elections in general are vastly underfunded at the state level across the country.” The legislation would also provide for security clearance for the election official in each state “so that if there is a threat that we saw in 2016 that the Department of Homeland Security is not just giving them vague suggestions, that they can be more blunt about what’s actually going on and what are some of the remedies that they can employ to make sure it doesn’t have an impact on our election.” Whether the legislation can pass into law before the 2018 elections is unknown. Heinrich noted that half of the current congressional term is over. “Just making it a priority for everyone is going to require a great deal of work. This is drafted to be very nonpartisan, very supportive of respecting local state’s rights. We truly hope to avoid some of the partisan battles that we’ve seen in the past.” Visit: nmpoliticalreport.com

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Pet Costume Contest with a cause By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent


alloween is not only for humans to wear costumes. So do do pets. And the cuteness factor is off the charts The 3rd annual pet costume contest pawed its way into Rio West Mall the night of Oct. 27, bringing pet lovers together for a cause. Whether dressed as a Bumble Bee, Wonder Woman, Beauty & the Beast, Duck Dynasty, Sleepy Hallow, and so on, each costume and contestant dazzled the audience. The event was hosted by Rio

Ginger crawls to 1st place in a spider costume in this year’s pet costume contest at Rio West Sniper heads in 2nd place as Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horsemen (owner Ranasha & Luke Mall (owner Regina Tom). Photo Credit: Boderra Joe Willden). Photo Credit: Boderra Joe • Adoption programs “We don’t have a board yet, though,” she said. “I’ll be asking for people to join our board this year so we can do some things that will make a difference.” Working with a partner organization has made all of the difference. “Without Rez Dawg, we wouldn’t be able to save so many lives,” she said.

CATWALK Rio West Mall General Ma nager, A n it a A r t a lejo, emceed the event and stated

Cheetah claws her way into 3rd place as Wonder Woman in this year’s pet costume contest at Rio West Mall (owner Dianne Miller). Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

West Mall and Four Corners Pet Alliance, which is a small nonprofit organization founded in 2015. The money raised from the event goes into a fund for vaccinations, spay and neuter, and y-owned supplies for foster homes. the way Director of Four Corners Pet A l l ia nce, Babet te

that the money fundraised will go towards FCPA. Entry fee for each pet was $8. Each contestant was judged based on creativity as they walked the catwalk, or dogwalk in many cases. This year, they had 27 entries. Mainly dogs, few cats and for the first year, two ducks. First, second, and third place were awarded. And a special recognition for best owner and pet costume duo.


Spike and Kamara takes this year’s Best Owner & Pet Costume Duo as Beauty & the Beast at Rio West Mall (owner Regina Dahozy). Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

Herrmann, stated they are currently working closely with Rez Dawg Rescue, Inc. They are looking to grow FCPA as a foundation in the area to raise money for larger local needs as to help save as many dogs and cats as possible. Purpose of FCPA, according to website:

• A no-kill rescue • Was launched to form a bridge of interaction between rescues/shelters in the region • To better promote and support fostering • Spay/neutering • Transferring • Education • Animal advocacy



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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ emphasizes humor amidst the spectacle RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 130 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elieve it or not, Thor: Ragnarok marks the seventeenth film in the Marvel cinematic universe, which began only nine years ago. That’s an awful lot of superhero flicks and as someone who sees and reviews them all, it’s difficult not to feel a bit of comic book fatigue. Thankfully, I can report that the latest entry offers a fresh voice with a playfulness that makes it a very enjoyable experience. In fact, it’s the strongest of the three features involving the character. This episode begins with T hor (Ch r i s Hem swor t h) returning to his home world of Asgard, reuniting him with his opportunistic and dangerous brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston). It’s here where a family secret is revealed and introduced in the from of a dangerous and violent sister named Hela (Cate Blanchett). K nown as the goddess of death, she is most unfriendly and decides to overthrow the order, casting her siblings out through a dimensional portal to their presumed death. Thor survives, weakened and

without his trusty hammer, finding himself a prisoner on a strange new world run by the Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum). To save the people of Asgard, the hero attempts to escape and find a way back home. Like many recent Marvel features, the script is a bit overstuffed. Frankly, it’s filled with an overabundance of characters both old and new, not to mention the several unexpected cameos that pop up as plotlines move forward on two separate planets. The consequence of this story tactic is a movie with a pair of villains (although one is significantly more intimidating than the other) and a plot in which the main baddie is completely removed from the main action for a great deal of the picture. Normally, this would be a serious problem. Yet somehow, despite the fact that it should get bogged down jumping back and forth between worlds, the film doesn’t show many ill effects. In fact, the end product is actually a whole lot of fun. There’s a hilariously deadpan sense of humor present thanks to director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). The new characters all have amusing and individual quirks that help them stand out. Even the interactions between the established roles have more zip and vigor than seen previously.

Chris Hemsworth plays title character Thor in ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ The deadpan humor of the characters offsets the overstuffed script, which makes for an enjoyable movie-going experience. Now playing. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Early on, the movie takes great pleasure in torturing and emasculating its hero. Thor can’t seem to catch a break in this tale. He takes all kinds of beatings that surprisingly enough result in a great many laughs. And star Hemsworth has comic timing, excelling whenever called upon to delivering a funny quip. There’s a huge laugh that arrives from one of the greatest indignities forced upon him, as we see the abject terror and fear on his face as a barber moves in for an unexpected haircut. It’s not only very entertaining, but moments like these also do a lot to humanize a character with god-like supernatural abilities.

Everyone around the lead also earn high marks for their work. Goldblum is a hilariously verbose and slimy foe. Additionally, the movie also gets a lot of mileage out of its sibling rivalry. Thor and Loki bicker constantly, and the amusement displayed at each other’s suffering isn’t far removed from fighting children. The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) also plays a part and gets some good verbal jabs in, as does a warrior/love interest for Thor named Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). However, the director may have left the best new role for himself with Korg, a rock warrior with an unexpectedly genial and friendly nature.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 3, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ello and welcome to a post-Halloween edition of highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. And don’t need to worry if you don’t like scare flicks, because there’s a wide variety of releases both new and old covering many genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! T h e Dark Tower - Ba sed on the fantasy book series by Stephen K ing, this effor t is about t wo i nd iv idua l s in an eternal battle for the fate of the universe. The lead is a heroic gunslinger tasked with saving the title building from a nasty force of evil that wants to destroy the tower and end the world. While the novels have a huge following, the film adaptation failed to earn any praise from critics. They wrote that the material wasn’t translated properly, leaving gaping plot holes and a confusing story that was peppered with unexciting action sequences. Now audiences can make up their own minds. The cast includes Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert and Jackie Earl Haley. Dawson City: Frozen Time - This documentary chronicles a small town in the Yukon Territory of Canada. During the beginnings of cinema, film prints were shipped around North America from city to city and this town in the middle of nowhere was the last stop. It is revealed that an enormous number of old silent shorts and newsreels (thought to be lost for good) were discovered buried under the ground. The feature tells of the history of the city and how this came to be, also showing numerous clips from the discovered footage. Notices were uniformly fantastic for the project, calling it a phenomenal history piece

with haunting images from the past that had been buried for 100 years. They all believed that this documentary would likely end up with an Oscar nomination. Kidnap - A single mom takes her child to the park, only to have him kidnapped when he runs off to play. She sees the abductors and her son hustling to a vehicle and speeding off. Rather than leave it to the police, the lady immediately pursues them in her car through the city. The press mostly panned this thriller. A few complimented it for being a fast-paced and amusing little B-movie, but the majority commented that the movie was completely ridiculous and little more than a trashy and badly made potboiler. They also mentioned that it was filmed back in 2014, suggesting that the studio knew this wasn’t a stellar effort. It stars Halle Berry, Sage Correa and Chris McGinn.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Holy cow, there are a lot of h igh definition reissues arriving this week. Olive F ilms have a big block of Blu-ray releases that include TV shows like Flipper: Season 3 (196667) along with several notable films. They have The Madness of King George (1994), a British historical drama about King George III, who suffered from dementia during his reign. It won an Oscar and received several nominations. Olive are also putting out The Miracle Worker (1962), a Helen Keller biopic starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke that also won a pair of Academy Awards. Those wanting something a little more in the holiday vein can check out the Bela Lugosi horror picture Return of the Ape Man (1944). This one is about scientists who find a Neanderthal man frozen in a block of ice and unwisely decide to thaw him out in their lab. Also arriving is a Blu-ray of the family animated film, Rock-A-Doodle (1991). It comes from Don Bluth (The Secret of

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NIMH, All Dogs Go to Heaven) and involves the adventures of a rockabilly rooster. The movie has been out-of-print in any format for a long time and is making its debut in high definition. Disaster movie fans can pick up a Blu-ray the early title, S.O.S. Tidal Wave (1939) about an underworld figure who creates a weapon that causes huge, destructive waves around the world. Additionally, the distributor has a Blu-ray of the comedy/drama Stay Hungry (1976). It’s a well regarded effort that revolves around the buy out of a small gym. The cast includes Jeff Bridges, Sally Field and Arnold Schwarzenegger (in a very early role). Finally, Olive have another horror entry in the form of The Vampire’s Ghost (1945). Arrow Video have some Ha l loween appropr iate releases. J.D.’s Revenge (1976) is a Blaxploitation film about a law student who becomes possessed by the spirit of a gangster from the 40s. Naturally, he decides to get revenge. The movie has been restored for this Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with a 2K upgrade and includes a new interview with the film’s producer/director, plenty of publicity material and other bonuses. Arrow released a box set of the first three Hellraiser films a few months back. For the holiday, they’re releasing the original Hellraiser (1987) individually in a Limited Edition Steelbook package. It comes with all of the special features that were included in the previous edition. In fact, there are so many that they can’t even be listed here. Just know that if you’re interested in the film and don’t want the sequels, this is the Blu-ray to pick up. A d d i t i o n a l l y, A r r o w Ac a demy h ave Fe der ico Fellini’s The Voice of the Moon (1990). This Special Edition is also a Blu-ray/DVD combo and comes with a rarely seen hour-long documentary on the film’s production, as well as other bonus material. It was the final film from the director responsible for 8 1/2 and La Dolce Vita; surprisingly, it never secured distribution in North America. Apparently, it’s an artful and enjoyable feature starring Roberto Benigni about a man who is released from a psychological institution and

sets out to win the heart of the woman of his dreams. Shout! Factory also aren’t letting Halloween go by without a few sea son appropriate releases hitting Blu-ray as a 2 disc Collector’s Edition. Dawn of the Dead (2004) is a remake of the George Romero zombie classic that updates the original with fast-moving, infected zombies, placing a bigger emphasis on action. It isn’t bad as remakes go, and the extras included are fantastic. It includes a new HD master of the R-rated and Unrated cuts from the digital archival negative. The disc features the commentary and other bonuses featured on previous releases along with new interviews with cast members, effects artists and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy). They also have a 2-disc Collector’s Edition of Land of the Dead (2005), George Romero’s fourth film in his legendary zombie series. This time out, a large group of survivors have created a new society for themselves boarded within the walls of a city surrounded by the undead. The very rich 1% live the high life while others struggle to survive down below. It isn’t long before a jilted worker decides to allow the zombies entry into the fortified area, causing chaos. It’s a good movie and the package includes a new 2K transfer of the inter-positive of both the cuts of the feature. The disc also features all of the old extras from previous releases, along with new interviews with cast members and a new commentary track featuring several of the zombie performers. Not to be outdone, Blue Underground have some great Blu-ray/DVD combo releases as well. Dutch genre film director Dick Maas has been mentioned previously in this column for his well regarded 1988 action B -mov ie, Am st e r d a mn e d (which was put out by Blue Underground). Prior to that, he made a flick about a killer elevator. Yep, it really happened and was called T he Lift (1983). The story featured the title piece of machinery

murdering businesspersons at an office high rise. If memory serves, it’s no classic but isn’t half-bad and works as an enjoyably tongue-in-cheek little horror picture. This new release of the film in high definition includes both the Dutch and English language tracks, a commentary track and short film from the director, as well as other bonuses. Blue Underground are also doing the same for the 2001 English-la nguage remake. Titled Down aka The Shaft, this effort retold the story with Hollywood stars (Naomi Watts and James Marshall and Michael Ironside) and bigger effects. This Blu-ray also comes with a director commentary, a making-of featurette, behind-the-scenes footage and plenty of publicity materials. Sounds like fun stuff - here’s hoping they package all three of Maas’s features together at a kind of set. I’d be tempted to revisit them. Kino also h ave s ome i nt er e s t i n g Blu-rays on the way. They include the George Peppard wester n C a n n o n for Cordoba (1970). That one comes with a film historian com ment a r y t r a ck. T hey also have the Sam Peckinpah flick, Junior Bonner (1972), which stars Steve McQueen. Like their previous release of Convoy, this disc comes packed to the gills with extras, including multiple featurettes, publicity materials a film historian commentary track and two lengthy documentaries. One is on the film and the other is on Peckinpah (who also directed The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, The Killer Elite and many others). And Kino also have a Bluray of the goofy comedy, Young Doctors in Love (1982). This one was made shortly after the massive success of Airplane! and follows that film’s lead, th row ing a n over-the -top barrage of silly jokes and sight gags onto the screen. It revolves around a lives of several doctors at a busy hospital.


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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.

Purpose: The City of Gallup has applied for funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan program for modifications and repairs to their existing Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 800 Sweetwater Place. The extent of the modifications and repairs is documented in the “Technical Memorandum – Gallup Wastewater Treatment Facility Design, Build, Operate Capital Improvements Project” by CH2M, dated October 17, 2017. The funding recipient has requested that the project be granted a Categorical Exclusion (CE) and excluded from the environmental review requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Categorical Exclusion Determination: Categories of actions which individually, cumulatively over time, or in conjunction with other Federal, State, local or private actions that do not have a significant adverse effect on the quality of human health and the environment may be excluded from the environmental review requirements of NEPA. The proposed project is consistent with small scale, routine actions that are solely directed toward minor rehabilitation of existing facilities, and functional replacement of equipment.

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Adequate documentation was provided to demonstrate that the proposed project will have no adverse direct, indirect, secondary, or cumulative effect on cultural resources, endangered and threatened species and their critical hab-

2017. These items had previously been advertised in a legal notice published October 27, 2017 for a different hearing date which has since been changed. 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.

itat, and other environmentally important resource areas such as floodplains, wetlands, prime farmlands, and aquifer recharge zones. The information was examined to identify potential extraordinary or exceptional circumstances which would invalidate or prevent the issuance of a CE under 40 CFR Part 6.204(a)(1). Since the project is exceedingly minor in nature, and does not involve disturbance of previously undisturbed areas, it has been determined that the issuance of the CE is appropriate for the proposed project. Approval: The request for a CE in order to implement the proposed project without additional delay is approved without the need for additional environmental review. This approval will be revoked if, at any time, the project no longer meets the eligibility for a CE, new evidence determines that significant local or environmental issues exist, or that Federal, state, local or tribal laws are being or may be violated by implementation of the project. Since the project is expected to have a significant beneficial impact upon the citizens and the environmental resources of the area, the proposed construction project is considered to be an appropriate use of Federal funds. Contact: For copies of available documents or for more information contact: Mr. David Bishop; 121 Tijeras Avenue, NE, Suite 100; Albuquerque NM 87102, telephone number 505-222-9567. Copies of documents are also available at the Gallup City Clerk’s Office, Gallup City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue; Gallup NM 87301, telephone number 505863-1254.

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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 The cast includes Michael McKeon, Sean Young, Hector Elizondo, Harry Dean Stanton, Dabney Coleman and Michael Richards and it was directed by Garry Marshall (of Happy Days and Pretty Woman fame). This disc comes with a commentary track and includes some trailers. T h i s week, Warner Archive are beginning to produce made-to-order DVDs of several new titles. They include The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), Palm Springs Weekend (1963), Parrish (1961) and

PET | FROM PAGE 18 Prizes included a huge bag of premium dog food valued at $40 - $50, treats, a lot of toys, and premium hair products for the owner. The first 10 entries received a goodie bag full of treats. “We ma i n ly see dog s, roughly cats and I was surprised to see ducks,” Artalejo said. “Past year we’ve seen a lizard, ferret and a rabbit.” As judging took place, Gallup Police Department Sgt. Terrance Peyketewa and his K-9 partner, Jayco, demonstrated a few tricks, talked about the work Jayco does, and answered questions for the audience.

TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE Artalejo stated that the purpose of the event is to also get Rio West Mall more involved

Rome Adventure (1962). On Blu-ray, interested parties can now order the Al Pacino/ Gene Hackman buddy flick, Scarecrow (1973). It follows an ex-cons and a homeless drifter who team up to make their way across the country. Lionsgate are releasing another slasher on Blu-ray courtesy of their specialty Vestron line. This time out, it’s Slaughter High (1986), about a group of adults who are invited back to their high school for a reunion, only to be targeted by a merciless killer. The edition includes more extras that the film itself deserves, including a commentary track and interview with the composer. If you remember the film fondly, you should be happy with this package. The Devil’s Rain (1975) is another cult grindhosue with the community. She wants to bring the mall into the community and vice versa. “We sat down. Had a series of events trying to figure out how to reach each customer, each shopper,” she said. “We know there’s a lot of pet lovers so what better way to bring all the pet lovers together.” Once the idea sparked, the event routed. And since it was a pet costume contest, they always try to have events associated with nonprofit organizations. “We met Babette so that’s how she came into the idea,” Artalejo said. “We thought we would collaborate on the two so the event can benefit somehow.” Whether there’s a need for fundraising or any other events, Rio West Mall is here for the community, she said. Visit: https:// www.facebook.com / fourcornerspetalliance

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f lick that certainly has its fair share of fans. This one involves a Satanic cult who possess the power to melt their v ictims. They really want a special book that a local owns. The movie has a crazy cast that includes Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Eddie Albert, Tom Skerritt and John Travolta. Severin are delivering a new Blu-ray of the movie with a remarkable list of extras... too many, if fact to list here. Finally, Scorpion have a Blu-ray of the thriller, The Salamander (1981). It stars Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn

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YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are a few titles the kids may enjoy. C h arge m an Ke n!: The Complete Series Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Lobster Claus is Coming to Town Powe r Range rs: De nji Se nt ai Me gar an ge r : T he Complete Series

ON THE TUBE! And listed below are all

of the notable TV-themed releases. As Time Goes By: The Complete Collection (Newly Remastered) Flipper: Season 3 (1966-67) The Gene Doctors (PBS) Humans: 2.0 (Season 2 Uncut UK Edition) T h e In s pe ct o r L y n l e y Myst e r i e s: T he Complete Collection (Newly Remastered) O r ph an B l a c k: The Complete Series Outcast: Season 1 Planet Earth 1 & 2 Giftset S n a k e City: Sea son 4 (National Geographic)

Sports Schedule

This is a week for District playoffs and some State competitions in most sports. Call your local school for more accurate schedules of these games. Nov. 3, Friday

GHS FB @ Kirtland, 7 MHS FB vs. Aztec, 7 RCHS VB vs. District Playoff, TBA WHS FB @ Thoreau, TBA Nov. 4, Saturday GHS CC @ State, TBA

MHS CC @ State, TBA RCHS CC @ State, TBA RCHS VB vs. District Playoff, TBA WHS CC @ State, TBA WHS VB @ District Finals, TBA

Sports Scoreboard

Oct. 26, Thursday GHS VB 0, Kirtland 3 MHS VB 3, Aztec 1 RCHS VB 3, Tohatchi 0 Oct. 27, Friday GHS FB 0, Aztec 53 MHS FB 40, Farmington 54 WHS FB 18, Navajo Prep 24

Gallup Cross Country ran at Lions Wilderness Park in Farmington for the District 1-AAAAA Championship on Oct. 27. The boys’ team finished 4th of six teams with 93 points and the girls’ team was 3rd of the same six schools with 73 points. Individual places and times below: BOYS 49 Runners 7 Demetri Begay, 17:51.9 15 Shawn McCraith, 18:37.8 22 Angel Begaye, 18:51.6 24 Joaquin Ortega, 19:02.4 25 Cameron Benally, 19:02.8 28 Brandon James, 19:33.3 29 Thomas Eriacho, 19:39.5 30 Wacey Begay, 19:49.7 34 Ilijah Lester, 20:05.0 GIRLS 49 Runners 1 Jessica Ramirez, 20:25.5 8 Celine Nez, 22:26.3 11 Bailey Tom, 22:53.5 29 Vanessa Gorman, 24:53.8 32 Hunter Livingston, 25:24.9 38 Cheyenne John, 26:08.2 41 Katelyn Thompson, 26:40.7 44 Cearra Williams,

27:52.9 45 MiKaela McCraith, 29:20.0

Miyamura Cross Country ran at Lions Wilderness Park in Farmington for the District 1-AAAAA Championship on Oct 27. The boys’ team finished 3rd of six teams with 62 points and the girls’ team was 2nd of the same six schools with 54 points. Individual places and times below: BOYS 49 Runners 2 Ty McCray, 16:56.3 12 Elijah Begay, 18:12.5 13 Rylie Watson, 18:23.6 14 Tyan Benson, 18:31.6 21 Jairyn Jones, 18:50.5 38 Shayton Brown, 20:39.02 43 Jarrett Benally, 22:01.0 48 Joshua Naljahih, 22:57.5 49 Jermayne Chee, 23:05.02 GIRLS 49 Runners 2 Ashley Thomas, 20:48.5 3 Kaleia Vicenti, 21:14.6 12 Lauryn Thomas, 22:54.3 18 Melonie Houston, 23:35.7 19 Tanya Toleno, 23:38.4 30 Autumn Enote, 25:14.4 35 Haili Gilmore, 26:01.8 39 Cotillion Bitsilly, 26:22.8 43 Hannah Naljahih, 26:48.9 Rehoboth Christian Cross Country hosted the 1-AAA

District Championship on Oct. 27. The boys’ team was 3rd of the four schools competing with 73 points and the girls’ team was 2nd of the same four schools with 37 points. **Special mention is given to the Lady Lynx runners, whose first three runners were eighth-graders and their fourth was only a high school freshman. Of the nine runners in that division, none were seniors which bodes well for the next school year. Individual places and times below: GIRLS 39 Runners 1 Anna Huizinga, 21:10 2, Elise DeMel, 21:22 8 Nina Bitsilly, 23:16 9 Melanie Bitsilly, 23:19 18 Emerald Toddy, 24:50 21 Ambria Hubbard, 25:17 25 Rachel Martin, 25:54 28 Josie Ippel, 26:36 32 Tori Livingston, 28:01 BOYS 33 Runners 6 Devin Toddy, 18:26 7 Joseph Niiha, 18:50 14 Vinell Mariano, 19:27 28 Kevin Henry, 21:32 29 Cody Henry, 22:47 33 Sonny Gene, 15:20 Wingate Cross Country ran in the 1-AAAA District Championship on Oct. 27 at Thoreau but results for that meet have not yet been posted. CLASSIFIEDS



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SBDC WORKSHOP 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.

NEW VICAR WELCOME Church of the Holy Spirit is pleased to welcome, Rev. Diane Hill. Join us for the “Holy Eucharist” 10am. Catered lunch will follow service and all are welcome. If you can’t make the Eucharist, stop by any time between 8-10:30 am. Call (505)722-7206.

SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE 10:30am-3pm @ El Morro. Double feature: Searching for Home: Coming Back From War followed by a ten-part series of “The Vietnam War” presented by the library. Programming for The Vietnam War, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association, PBS and WETA Washington, DC. Film screenings will be followed by an open discussion led by area veterans. 207 W Coal Ave. Free. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Fall Harvests Indian Corn.

GET UP AND GAME 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Get moving with these fun and active Kinect video games! The library presents the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Official Selection, “Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock.” Call (505)863-1291 or email libsup@gallupnm.gov. 6-8pm @ El Morro Theatre, 207 W Coal Ave. Free GALLUP POETRY SLAM Join us for the Gallup Poetry Slam. November’s event will feature Laguna Poet Max Early. 6:30-8:30pm, ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup. Free. SATURDAY, Nov. 4 NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING 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, AMERICA RECYCLES DAY Join us for the annual American Recycles Day and Crafts Fair and Recycling Jamboree. Gallup Community Center, 9am-3pm. Call (505) 721-9879. NATIONAL SEAL OF BILINGUAL PROFICIENCY TEST 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) 8717660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org. CALENDAR

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 MONDAY, Nov. 6 ARTIST LECTURE UNM-Gallup presents “Double Negative” by Cannupa Hanska. Call (505)863-7500. 6pm @ Calvin Hall Auditorium. Reception: Ingham Chapman Gallery. 705 Gurley Ave. Free TUESDAY, Nov. 7 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. TURQUOISE MAN ART EXHIBITION OFPL presents the creations of “Turquoise Man” Shawn Nelson throughout the month of November. You’ll find his mural work at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Opening reception: 6-8pm @ Main Branch. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 8 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: Thief of Time. DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group for caregivers and others who wish to learn about dementia. 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue. No charge. For information:  Robert (505) 615-8053 Talk or Text.

ONGOING CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse

Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.  MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. The monthly meeting of the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council regularly scheduled for 2 pm on first Saturdays at the Red Mesa Center is cancelled for November. MCRC encourages the community instead to come celebrate America Recycles Day at the Arts & Crafts Fair and  Recycling Jamboree on Nov. 4 at the Gallup Community Service Center from 9 am - 3 pm. Contact: Gerald / Millie (505) 722-5142 SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community

members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. SAVE THE DATE 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. 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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Sacred Heart Cathedral 105th Annual Bazaar Sunday – November 5, 2017 12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm Sacred Heart School Gymnasium

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Two Grand Prize $1,000.00 Winners One Grand Prize $500.00 Winners Tickets may be purchased at Event

Entertainment Game booths for children & adults Baked Goods The Fantastic Christmas Booth Cake Walk Linen Booth Silent Auction

Traditional Turkey Dinner to be served at the Sacred Heart School Cafeteria beginning at 12:00 pm and continuing until it’s all gone Benefit for: • Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish • Sacred Heart Family Center • Sacred Heart Catholic School For more information call


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