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NEWS New preschool opens at Indian Hills Elementary for deaf, hard of hearing By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent


new school is now open for preschool a ged s t u dents at the Indian Hills Elementary School in ea st Ga l lup who a re dea f and hard of hearing. The new school opened on Nov. 6, a s off icia ls for the New Mexico School for the Deaf, and officials from Ga l lu p McK i n ley C ou nt y School s were joi ned by faculty, pa rents, a nd community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “No dea f ch i ld is to be lef t a lone,” Dr. Rosema r y Gallegos said to the

audience of more than 50 at the dedication. “I thank the early inter vention staff, the school district, and Indian Hills elementary staff.” A s t he r ibbon wa s cut by a preschool student joi ned by Ga l legos a nd C h a r le s L o n g , pr e s i d e n t of t he Ga l lup McK i n ley County Schools Boa rd of Educat ion, t he aud ience applauded. However, the usua l sou nds of claps were instead replaced with hands extended straight up with a wav ing motion, the A mer ic a n Sig n L a ng u a ge signage showing applause. “We are teaching another la nguage a nd communication,” Gallegos said.

Scott Mohan, principal for the New Mexico School for the Deaf, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony at Indian Hills Elementary using American Sign Language in welcoming the audience Nov. 6. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome

Gallup McKinley County Schools Board of Education President Charles Long stands next to a preschool student who cuts the ribbon signifying a new school as they are joined by Dr. Rosemary Gallegos with the New Mexico School for the Deaf Nov. 6. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome



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The new preschool will use a bilingual approach in education – written or spoken English a nd ASL . It is the most accessible way for children who are deaf and hard of hearing to learn. “It’s ver y hard for me to th i nk of th is t y pe of education,” Long said. “I want t o l e a r n A S L ,” d r a w i n g applause from the gatheri ng. “ T he school for t he deaf is officially open.” Ka r i-Ly nn McBr ide, publ ic rel a t ion s d i re c t or for NMSD, said the proper terms for the hearing challenged are: Deaf and hard of hearing. “Hearing impaired is not u sed i n t he dea f com munit y,” she sa id. “It implies that they are broken.” Ga l lup is t he f i f t h site cho s en by t he N M SD for a pr e s cho ol for t he de a f

and hard of hearing. Other locations include Santa Fe, A lbuquerque, Far mington, and Las Cruces. “We look at numbers of ch i ld ren who a re of pre school age,” Gallegos said, who ser ves a s super intendent for NMSD. “We have early inter vention through our parent, infant, and child program.” En rol l ment at t he new s cho ol w a s s ucce s s f u l ly ach ieved by the Ea rly Intervention and Involvement Depa r t ment , a st at ew ide agency. It is a program that assists in identifying children who are deaf and hard of hearing at an age as early as six months old. Si nce Apr i l, t he NMSD has worked with the Gallup



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UNM-Gallup selects new CEO By Marilee Petranovich UNM-G Public Relations


n iver sit y of New Mex ico I nter i m Provost Craig White is proud to announce the selection of Dr. James Malm as the new Chief Executive Officer for the UNM-Gallup Campus. Malm will begin his position on Nov.13. “I am very excited to welcome Dr. Malm as CEO of UNM-Gallup. James’ broad experience and passion for community college education

ma de h i m t he con sen su s choice for t he po sit ion,“ White said. “I am confident he will be a n outsta nding leader in bringing together all those interested in the success of the institution.” I n a ccept i ng t he of fer to lead the Gallup campus, Ma lm sa id, “My w ife Keli and I are delighted to accept UNM-Gallup’s invitation to become contributing members to our new community and home in Gallup.” M a l m’s mo s t r e c e nt position was as executive v ice president at Mohave UNM-Gallup’s new CEO Dr. James Malm. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marilee Petranovich Com mu n it y College i n Kingman, Ariz. He currently has a faculty appoi nt ment at Color a do State University Global campus where he teaches gradu a t e a nd u nde r g r a du a t e management courses. I n a dd it ion, he br i ng s with him over 25 years of higher education instruction

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Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Correspondents Boderra Joe Deswood Tome Tom Hartsock, emeritus Calendar Editor Lealia Nelson Photography Knifewing Segura Design David Tsigelman On the Cover: A young preschool student cut the ribbon for the debut of the New Mexico School for the Deaf Nov. 6. Photo courtesy of Gallup McKinley County Schools 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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GPD WARRANT ARRESTS William G Candler, III, Dexter Shorty, Edison Yazzie, Jr., Randy Casuse, Dezeri Marie Diaz, Michael L. Gruber, James Earl Vinson, Trumayne Nez, Javin Q. Smith, Martin Mora les, Bobby Gor ma n, Virgil F. Martinez, Sr., Shyleka Goldtooth, Earl J. Begay, Kyle Begay, Ronald A. Daggett, Victor B. Badoni, James Hunter Lange, Jonah Isralie Jones, Robert Earl Peters, Douglas Begay, Calvin Hardy, Mallory Begay, Derrick Billy, Adrian Thoma s, Morga n Mur phy, Ricky Peterson, Shaine A. Williams, and Carlos Jake.

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POLICE REPORTS DISTRACTED DRIVER 10/30, INTERSTATE 40 According to McK inley C ou nt y S he r i f f ’s O f f ic e Deputy Joseph Guillen’s accident report, at about 4:30 pm, a woman reaching for a

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The tables were turned on a Gamerco woman when McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josie Bowman responded to a domestic dispute call on the 500 block of Santa Rita at 8:54 am. Bowman noticed a man leaning against a blue Bronco with blood on both of his hands, clothing and left shin. The woman, Rosario Gallegos, 35, was sitting in the driver’s side of a white Chevy Malibu.

The windshield had been shattered, and there was blood on the windshield and hood of the car. Gallegos gave the story that she had stopped by the man’s house to pick up some medication. She said that the man was supposed to be at home taking care of his mom, but she said that he was elsewhere. She wanted to know where elsewhere was. Gallegos said the man started beating on her, and wouldn’t allow her to leave his house. Bowman noted that there was some blood on her hands and lower mouth area. She claimed that he tried to rip her pants off, and Bowman confirmed in the report that Gallegos pants were ripped at the waist. But, the man painted a different picture of the events that occurred. He said that Gallagos knocked on his window before breaking in to his bedroom. She proceeded to grill him about his whereabouts the night before, and then allegedly pulls off his underpants, saying that she wants to smell his private area to see if he had sexual relations with another woman the night before. “She wanted to bite my p--is. But she bit my thigh. Then she got a hold of a pair of scissors and starts to attack me,” the report states. T he m a n wa s a ble t o pull the scissors away from Ga l legos, but t hen she allegedly pulls out a knife, lunging at him. He was able to get that away from her, but sustained cuts to his hands. He was also bit on the wrist. When the man attempted to call police, she takes off with his phone and locks herself in the bedroom, making her way out the window. He breaks into the room, and when he peers outside Gallegos is slashing one of his tires. He runs out to the street yelling at Gallegos to leave and she starts driving towards him. This is when he smashes the windshield. After reviewing the stories and evidence, the odds were stacked against Gallegos. She was placed under arrest for aggravated battery and assault on a household member and for breaking and entering. She was released on her own recognizance the following day. NEWS

WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Jonathan Tsosie Oct. 28, 8:45 pm DWI Tsosie, 31, had rea r ended a not her d r i v e r on State Highway 264. As McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Deput y Lorenzo Guerrero spoke to Tsosie, he “could smell the strong odor of an intoxicating liquor coming from his persons and breath,” according to the police report. Tsosie admitted to drinking a six pack of Bud Light. He agreed to take field sobriety

tests, and blew a .15 twice during the breath test. Teodoso Rojo Oct. 26, 2:10 am DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y Frank Villa, Jr. came to t he a id of a Nava jo P o l i c e Department officer in pursuit of Rojo on U.S. 491. Rojo wasn’t pulling over. Finally, with the added law enforcement pressure, Rojo finally pulled off at the 2.5 mile post on southbound 491. According to the report, Rojo was going 86 mph in a 55 mph zone. When MCSO Deputy Frank Villa, Jr. ran the temporary tag

on the Toyota Selora, it came back as a Toyota Camry. Rojo, 28, claimed that the vehicle belonged to his boyfriend who was sleeping at a hotel unknown to him. He agreed to take field sobriety tests, but stopped midway. He also refused to take the breath test, earning the aggravated DWI charge. Sheridan Paul Spencer Oct. 21, 1:14 am DWI W h i l e M C S O D e p u t y Brandon Salazar was working DWI patrol, at around 1 am, he noticed the passenger of a black pickup truck toss

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something out the window. He pulled the vehicle over on Second Street, near Green Avenue. Salazar noted in his report that Spencer, 27, seemed nervous. He noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and could smell the odor of booze. He did admit to drinking six beers earlier that day. When Spencer blew for his test, his results were .05/.06. Travis R. Begay Oct. 15, 2:53 1st DWI, Aggravated A Navajo P o l i c e Department officer pulled over Begay’s vehicle after a short pursuit on U.S. 491. MCSO Deputy Nacona Clark arrived at the scene after 2 am with the knowledge that Begay was intoxicated. A woman was in the driver’s seat, but told officers that Begay driving. He had her switch seats because he had a warrant for arrest. The woman told Clark that she wasn’t about to jeopardize her career as a nurse. Begay agreed to take the field sobriety tests, but refused the breath tests. Dwight Earl Bahe July 21, 11:03 am DWI GPD Officer Steven Elridge was dispatched to 302 S. Second St . regarding some folks knocking back some alcoholic beverages in a black Lincoln Navigator outside of Camille’s Sidewalk Café. But the vehicle left the scene by the time he arrived. With the help of Community Service Aid Patrick Largo, Elridge caught up with the vehicle and followed it as it zigzagged eastbound down Aztec Avenue. According to the report, when Elridge initiated the traffic stop on Cliff Drive, the

driver, 29-year-old Bahe, still had the SUV in drive. Clark noted that there were several other individuals in the car, and Bahe smelled of booze. He failed the field sobriety tests, and blew a .23 twice during the breath tests. Jacqueline Ahasteen July 20, 1:51 am DWI A n e ye w it ne s s called police whe n t hey noticed a black vehicle crash into a fence off the 700 block of First Street. The witness said the vehicle then pulled into the driveway of a nearby residence. GPD Off icer Ch r istia n Vasquez was dispatched to the scene, and saw that the vehicle the witness described had sustained some damage. When he knocked on the door, Ahasteen, 41, answered. Vasquez states in the report that Ahasteen had a difficult time opening the door and slurred her words. She refused all testing. Anthony Marrufo July 14, 1:37 am 1st DWI, Aggravated W h e n GPD Officer Va squez a r r ive d a t McDonald’s e a s t , Marrufo was holding up the drivethru to the fast food restaurant. He was passed out, just like the call that Vasquez received had indicated. Another officer was trying to wake Marrufo up, and after some persuasion, he woke up. Vasquez stated in his report that Marrufo didn’t know where he was at, and claimed to have consumed only two beers, the report states. He refused all testing. Debbie Ann Kessler


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UNM-G student group hosts panel on Uranium By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent


he UNM Gallup campus student association UNITY held a forum at Calvin Hall

on the effects on health caused by historic uranium mining and milling in greater Gallup, Grants, and Crownpoint Nov. 2. Five panelists spoke from their experiences over the last 50 years.

“There is no such thing as remediation when it comes to uranium,” Dr. Christine Lowery said to an auditorium of students, faculty, and area community members. “What I appreciate about eastern

Retired psychology professor Stephan Buggie prepares his radiation monitor demonstration with handouts following panelists presentations. Left to right: Percy B. Anderson (standing), Dr. Christine Lowery, Ana Rondon, Teracita Keyanna, Edith Hood, and Jonathan Perry. Photo Credit: Deswood Tome


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coastal tribes is they’re looking ahead seven generations. I live on the lip of the Jackpile mine.” Jackpile is short for the Jackpile-Paguate uranium mine site located at the Pueblo of Laguna. The site was mined from 1953 to 1982 in three open pits on nearly 3,000 acres of land, removing 25 million tons of uranium ore. Lowery is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna from Paguate north of New Laguna along Highway Interstate 40. She recalled what Paguate looked like at age four, when her family worked on the rail in California. Back then, everything was alive and green. There was agriculture. There were a lot sheepherders. The area was teeming with life. “I have seen the change,” she said. “Our customs were ver y strong. A ll centered around agriculture. This was

very important to us as a people. I came back when I was 50. We no longer had an agriculture base.” Lowery believes that uranium mining for 30 years affected the culture and interfered with the Pueblo peoples ceremonies and beliefs. “It affected our hunting, gathering, and ceremonies, and deer hunting,” Lowery said to the UNM-G audience. “This is such a big practice. Waiting for the hunters to come down the hill. Now they can’t. The road was rerouted around the mine.” Nava jo Nation Council Delegate Jonatha n Per r y, whose father and grandfather served on the Council, has devoted a greater portion of his career to bringing awareness about the affects of uranium



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LBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Nov. 6, a settlement between 27 states and VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization’s dissolution. The states alleged thousands of deceptive solicitation violations against VietNow for misrepresenting its charitable programs to donors, including in New Mexico. The investigations of VietNow by Attorney General Balderas and other states led to the present negotiated resolution. “Preying on New Mexicans’ generosity and desire to help our veterans is disgusting and I pleased to say we have shut down this sham charity just days before Veterans Day,” Balderas said. “I am encouraging New Mexicans to support our veterans this week by volunteering or making donations to reputable organizations, like New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers, that operate on the ground helping veterans and their families around the state.” To learn more about New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers please call (505) 265-0512 or visit http://www.nmvic.org/. This settlement resolves the allegations and investigations by appointing a receiver to dissolve VietNow. The settlement also obtains injunctive relief against VietNow’s directors and officers and requires their cooperation in investigations of VietNow’s professional fundraisers. Upon dissolution, VietNow’s remaining funds will be paid to two national and well-respected veterans charities, Fisher House Foundation and Operation Homefront.  Since March 2015, VietNow—which also uses the name VeteransNow—had been raising

O NM Attorney General Hector Balderas money using deceptive telemarketing solicitation scripts. The scripts, which were used by professional fundraiser Corporations of Character, told potential donors that VietNow gave a minimum of 12 percent after expenses back to veterans in the donors’ state; other scripts stated that donations helped local veterans in the donors’ state. However, VietNow admitted that it had not funded any programs that assisted veterans in New Mexico; nor did VietNow have local programs in most other states. Other VietNow scripts claimed that VietNow provided “medical facilities and treatment” to veterans, but again, VietNow’s response identified no such programs. In its most recent financial statement, VietNow reported raising nearly $2 million nationwide. But most of this cash was paid to fundraisers, with less than 5 percent of funds raised going to its charitable programs.  

n Nov. 6, the Utah Fe d e r a l D i s t r i c t Court held a status conference in Navajo Nation v. San Juan County. After the conference a minute entry was entered scheduling two public meetings in San Juan County on Nov. 16. One meeting will be held at the Hide Out Community Center in Monticello, UT from 10:30 am -12:30 pm. The second meeting will be held at Bluff Community Center in Bluff, UT from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. These meeting will provide San Juan County community members an opportunity to comment on the proposed School Board and County Commission election districts. Each site will have tables for the public to submit comments and a court staff employee to take feedback from the public. The proposed maps were developed by the Cour tappointed Special Master, Dr. Bernard Grofman, in response to the Court’s previous rulings that the County’s current School Board and County Commission election districts violate the Equal Protection clause of the Constitution, in part because the districts were drawn based on race. The Court appointed a

Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch Special Master to assist in creating lawful remedial election districts for the Commission and the School Board. The Court anticipates implementing the new election districts for the 2018 election cycle. “The Nation is pleased the Court is seeking input from Navajo members of the County.” stated Attorney General Ethel Branch. “This has been a long process and it is important that all Navajos in San Juan County are allowed an opportunity to participate in the redrawing of their election districts. Our hope is that the Court will hear the concerns of our people and adopt voting districts that address their concerns and give them a much needed voice in County politics.”

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Rapidly warming Southwest faces water challenges, choices By Laura Paskus NM Political Report


’m openly skeptical we’ll ever be able to fill Elephant Butte Reservoir again,” Dr. David Gutzler told attendees of a recent climate change conference. That’s given the trend toward diminished flows in the Rio Grande resulting from the continued global rise in temperature. The University of New Mexico Earth and Planetary Studies Department professor delivered the grim news on a crisp, yellow and blue fall morning along the bosque in Albuquerque. Si nce the U.S. Bu reau of Reclamation completed the reservoir in 1916 to supply farmers in southern New Mexico and Texas with water, the reser voir’s levels have fluctuated—from highs in the 1940s to lows in the 1950s, ‘60s, and 70s. Many New Mexicans are familiar with the wet period that lasted from 1984 through 1993; between 1980 and 2006, the state’s population increased by 50 percent. But then the region was hit with

drier conditions—and increasing temperatures. Areas of the Southwest have suffered from drought since 1999 and, unlike earlier droughts, it’s driven not just by a lack of precipitation, but a rise in temperature. Even w ith good snowpack in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico the past few years, there simply isn’t enough water to boost the reservoir’s levels again, said Gutzler, who is also one of the lead authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2013 Assessment Report. The reservoir is currently at just 15 percent capacity. “It is a lot warmer here now than it was a generation ago,” said Gutzler—about three degrees Fahrenheit warmer. And by the end of the century, New Mexico could be four to six degrees warmer. This isn’t breaking news. Seven years ago, Gutzler and a colleague published a paper about rising temperature trends in central New Mexico. “By the end of the 21st century, Albuquerque’s temperature will be the current temperature of El Paso,” he said, noting that

the vegetation in the Franklin Mountains flanking the west Texas city look very different from the Sandias, which still have aspens and conifers in higher elevations. “The climate in El Paso is significantly different from Albuquerque even though we get roughly the same precipitation.” Pointing to the screen behind him, Gutzler drew attention to the red temperature curve. “That red curve is headed up,” he said. “And the choices we make will determine how much higher that will go.”

Warming in the American Southwest is occurring at about double the global rate—and that local warming will have a profound impact on water resources in the Interior West. Those changes in water supply will occur regardless of changes in precipitation, he said. Gutzler added, “There is nothing the slightest bit hypothetical about this warming.” On Friday, the U.S. government released its Climate Change Special Report and the fourth volume of the National Climate Assessment, an update of the last report released in

2014. It’s the culmination of work by 13 federal agencies mandated by Congress to assess climate science and climate change impacts every four years. The final report isn’t significantly different from this summer’s draft. But it underscores the critical challenges the United States faces due to increasing global temperatures. Global annual temperatures have increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 115


The Rio Grande north of Albuquerque. Even in a year with good snowpack, Elephant Butte Reservoir is still low downstream. Photo Credit: Laura Paskus

From David Gutzler’s Oct. 28, 2017 presentation, “Climate Change in Southwestern North America.”


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SOUTHWEST | FROM PAGE 10 years, according to the report, and the current period is “now the warmest in the history of modern civilization,” according to the report. As NM Political Report reported earlier this year, the assessment’s authors point out that human activities—such as the burning of fossil fuels— are the dominant cause of this warming. “For the warming over the last century,” the assessment’s author’s write, “there is no convincing alternative explanation supported by the extent of the observational evidence.” The impacts of warming are widespread across the Earth: melting glaciers, diminished snow cover and sea ice and ocean acidification. Already, seas have risen by seven to eight inches since 1900—and almost half of that has happened since 1993. The Arctic is warming at a rate about twice as fast as the global average, they write. If that continues, Septembers will be “nearly ice-free” in the Arctic Ocean within the next two decades. “Understanding the full scope of human impacts on climate requires a global focus because of the interconnected nature of the climate system,” according to the authors. “For example, the climate of the Arctic and the climate of the continental United States are connected through atmospheric circulation patterns.” Earlier this year, Sen. Tom Udall shared the concerns of many that the Trump administration might try to halt or delay the release of the final report. The only good news from last week’s release, he

said, is that the Trump administration didn’t suppress it. “And I will keep working to ensure scientific integrity going forward,” Udall said. “While the Trump administration debates and denies climate change, we’re losing valuable time that we should be spending trying to reduce greenhouse gas pollution.” Earlier spring snowmelt and reduced snowpack are already affecting water resources in the West, he said, “and unless we make profound changes to water management, chronic, long-duration hydrological drought is increasingly possible before the end of this century.” The science on warming and its impacts is definitive and there is no debate, he said. “The longer we deny climate change the worse off we will be, especially our children and future generations,” he said. “Global action must be taken to prevent climate change from getting worse, or we will pay the consequences—in our communities, our food supply, global health, and national security. In the United States, the West is already in the bull’s eye, and we need to be taking urgent action.” Meanwhile, carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere continue rising. In October, NASA reported dramatic spikes in carbon that were recorded in 2015 and 2016. Given continued emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, warming will continue to accelerate globally, and in New Mexico. The biggest foreseen impact on New Mexico will be on snowpack, Gutzler said. “We will still have wet decades,” he said. But they

Levels in Elephant Butte Reservoir on the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico from the Texas Water Development Board. View data at: https://waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/elephant-butte won’t boost reservoir levels or recharge groundwater as efficiently. Soils will be dry. Water demands will be high, from cities, farmers and vegetation. And reservoirs and ecosystems alike won’t be able to catch up on water. “We don’t have a choice

whether to adapt to warming,” Gutzler said. It’s happening—and it’s going to continue happening. New Mexicans can choose, however, to reduce emissions. “If we want to, we can choose a lower emission rate and a ‘softer path’ to warming,”

he said. “We can think globally and long-term. We can join other countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” To r e a d a l l of N M Political Report’s stories on climate change: http:// nmpoliticalreport.com/tag/ climate-change/

From David Gutzler’s Oct. 28, 2017 presentation, “Climate Change in Southwestern North America.” NEWS

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NEW PRESCHOOL | FROM PAGE 3 McK i n ley Cou nt y Schools a n d Ne w M e x ic o P u bl ic Educat ion Depa r t ment to make the determination on whet her Ga l lup wou ld be a n idea location for a new school. The superintendent and school board approval were obtained over the Summer months. Ga l l a go s not ed t h a t it was a smooth transition. “Scott took over and did the follow up meetings and did ever y thing the district asked for,” Gallegos said of Scott Mohan, principal for N M SD’s e a rly ch i ld hood, element a r y, a nd s at el l it e programs. Once the students tur n five a nd adva nce into elementary school, the school might expand or place the s t u d e n t s o n a n I E P. A n I EP i s a n I nd iv idu a l i z e d Education Plan usually used for students who are gifted and talented or those with special needs in education. “We w i l l h ave t o rev i sit for e a c h c h i ld ,” G a l le go s s a id . “A no t he r o pt io n i s


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UNM-G STUDENT | FROM PAGE 8 mining and milling. “ I we nt t o s c ho ol i n Oklahoma,” Perry said. “When I returned, I went to work in Crownpoint. No education was brought back to the community. In 2008, I thought uranium was a done deal.” The Navajo Nation Council enacted a ban on all uranium m i n i ng, ex plorat ion, a nd milling with the passage of the Diné Natural Resources Protection Act of 2005. In eastern Navajo, there are lands within the Navajo Na t ion t h a t a r e pr i v a t e , i nclud i ng la nd ow ned by uranium mining companies. I n 2010, t he U.S. Dist r ict Cou r t of Appea l s for t he

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he said. “Prior to 1940s my family lived into their 90s. No failures. No health issues with them.” Perry believes 1943 is the year the health of his family began to decline. He now advocates for healthy living by using his position in the Council to continue banning uranium mining and milling. UNITY w ill hold more forums on the affects of uranium mining in 2018 at the UNM-G campus. UNITY President Percy B. Anderson, a student at UNMGallup campus, formed the student organization with others to bring attention to students on matters that affect their lives, communities on matters of health.

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OPINIONS How Rep. Ben Luján is in the pocket of the Sugar Cartels LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Congressman Ben Luján (D-NM-3) is in the pocket of the nation’s beet and cane sugar cartels! Luján continually votes to maintain the U.S. Sugar program. Why? It is really quite simple, Congressman Luján received well over $53,000 in political donations from the sugar cartels since coming to Washington in 2009.

Thanks to Rep. Luján and others, the U.S. Sugar Program continues. The Sugar Program is a Soviet style command and control scheme that restricts planting and imports. This inflates the price of sugar in the United States to almost double the world price. So, when you go to the store to buy a snack cake or anything sweetened, you pay more!

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the program means Americans pay $3.5 billion every year in increased grocery costs, which breaks down to $58 per household. In Rep. Luján’s 8 years in office, he repeatedly voted against sugar reform costing each New Mexico family an additional $464 for groceries.


You have to ask yourself, is my Congressman really fighting to make life better, or is he just another politician in it for the campaign contributions? It’s time for Congressman Luján to step up and end this costly government giveaway to the cartels! The Independent Bakers’ Association is an international trade association that fights to

protect the interests of mostly family owned wholesale bakers and allied trades. For more information about IBA and sugar program corruption, visit IBAbaker.com. Sincerely, Nicholas A. Pyle, President I ndependent Ba ker s’ Association, Washington, D.C. (202) 333-8190 Nick@ibabaker.com


The Sun is in Scorpio, Oct. 23- Nov. 21. For those born under this sign, extremes are common. This is the sign of death and rejuvenation. Superficial dealings won’t do. During this period, Madame G suggests accessing your inner badass. Don’t betray your dreams. Tackle the life you want with determination. Consider Scorpio’s creed: “I desire.” Go after it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

If you find your dreams are wearing on you, remember this is when it’s about to get good. Just when you feel like giving up, that’s right about the time you’ll succeed. Let that be a lesson to you. Instead of giving up and stepping away from the platform, reassess your plan. Take a step back and review. Does it require a few tweaks? Once you’ve tackled the challenge, keep going.

Lagom is the Swedish word for “just right.” This is the feeling that you’ve not gone too far in either extreme direction. This may feel counter intuitive to the Scorpio energy this month. But, it’s likely that you’ve gone too far and it’s now time to assess what is really going on. If you’re overspending perhaps you need to think about tackling your debt and any emotional hang-ups

It’s all in a day’s work. You never know what is available to you until you get there. It sometimes seems like the end of the road. But, really you’re doing well. Sometimes you must tackle the challenges head on and sometimes you must take the side route. It’s within you to weigh out what is morally right and economical. They are not always at odds. Reflect.

You have nothing to fear except fear itself. Consider Scorpio, they have three symbols to represent their growth: Scorpion, Eagle, and Phoenix. These are very different symbols with varying abilities. They are about transformation. The Phoenix rebuilds from the fire. You must dig deep within your soul and tackle the fear. Show it no mercy and live as if you were an eagle.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re doing well. You’ve taken the high road and the low road. You’ve thought strategically and now you must plan. You recognize the importance of patience. You may toil away at an activity until the next challenge lies in wait ready for you to tackle it. You’re ready to pounce. You’ve put it on pen and paper. You’ve even entered the class or read the book. You’re ready.

What will you do from here on out? You will live as you were always meant to. This is the life where you build skyscrapers, travel near and far, and live larger than life itself. Don’t wait for the next life to tackle your dreams— that time may never come. Don’t wait for the kids to be ready, to have money, or happiness. Chose right now to be who’ve always meant to be.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

And so it goes…You know not what lies ahead. You remain unafraid. This is a good attempt at tackling your inner fears. But, you can’t wait around on the couch forever. You must make a giant leap for mankind and prove that you can. Do NOT do this for others. Do it for very selfish reasons. Do it so that you know you can. Believe in yourself because you make it happen.

You’re experiencing very real confusion. If someone doesn’t respond the way you want them to, consider how you’ve been acting. Have you been perfectly reasonable? It’s usually the people who believe they’re reasonable, who are the real bullies. You are not made to live on this planet alone. You must allow people to behave as they will. If you stifle joy, they’ll exit stage left.

You may feel like you’re heading down the wrong path and you might be. But, before you make any life altering decisions stop and think. There is more to this life than meets the eye. Are you really unfulfilled? Perhaps you’re simply not stimulated at work anymore. This may require a career change or it may require tackling a few challenges or looking at them in a new way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The air is charged with electricity and honey—it’s delicious and inviting. You’re rearing to go out and tackle the mental challenges ahead. You’re also ready for a few Netflix marathons and some hot chocolate. This isn’t a bad thing. In fact, channel your inner Scorpio. This is a sign that walks a fine line between comfort and laziness. Indulge in a little Hygge—it’s good for the soul. OPINIONS

What’s up pussy cat? The roar of the lion may overlook the subtle art of Scorpio who wears many masks. Your tendency to rush in and take over is a powerful tool, but is there not an art to saying less? Ask yourself, what’s at stake? What will you get out of this? It’s never too late to tackle the big questions and live as you’ve always wanted. Examine each thread carefully.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Virgos accept each challenge with sharp tenacity. You obsess over every detail. You have a warrior’s spirit and a true Scorpio respects your craftsmanship, even if they become exasperated. Instead of tackling challenges one-by-one, reflect on how they work together. Attempt to understand the larger picture in front of you and step back and smell the roses.

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Honoring veterans through business support By Finance New Mexico


ew Mexico is home to more than 160,000 veterans, and about ha l f of t hem a re under the age of 65. For those former service members interested in operating businesses, state and federal agencies can help with business formation, cer tification and contract acquisition that levels the playing field for vets that have spent their careers out of the private sector. Veterans come to the private-sector workforce with a lot to offer, including advanced training in specialized fields such as logistics, security, i n for m a t io n t e c h nolo g y,

personnel management and administration. They understand the complexities of doing business with the U.S. government and the importance of following instructions and protocol. They appreciate the need for teamwork and leadership, and they work well under pressure. In other words, veterans have the skills needed to start and manage a business.

VETERANSPECIFIC HELP The Office of Veterans Busi ness Development is the advocacy arm of the U.S. government for veterans in business. Besides acting as an ombudsman, the OVBD

provides oversight of federal procurement programs for veteran-owned and service-disabled-veteran-owned small businesses. The OV BD works with regional offices of the Small Busi ness Ad m i n istration,

For each requester form completely filled out and returned, the Gallup Sun will donate 25 cents to Veterans Helping Veterans of Gallup. We need 3,500 filled out and returned to the Sun by Dec. 31.

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the state’s Small Business Development Centers and SCORE — the Service Corp of Retired Executives — to help veterans draw up plans and marketing strategies for the enterprises they want to start or expand. The New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center also helps veterans take businesses from startup to maturity. The NM VBOC, which works statewide from its office in Albuquerque, can help with such basic work as deciding on a company name or securing a Data Universal Numbering System, or DUNS, number, which is essential when bidding on a government contract or applying for a grant. The office also assists vets who want to apply for low-interest Patriot Express loans specifically designed to help veterans, and it educates federal contractors, purchasing agents and veterans themselves about laws that give preference to veterans. The V BOC works with resource providers to conduct workshops and offer services tailored specifically for veteran entrepreneurs, and it pairs veterans who have experience in business with those just starting out.

NEXT STEPS The Procurement Technical Assistance Program helps businesses successfully compete for government contracts.

PTAP advisers work statewide from four New Mexico offices, including Las Cruces, Clovis, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Although not just for veterans, PTAP staff is largely made up of veterans who have experience with government contracting — including doing business with the state. PTAP provides workshops, training and counseling. PTAP also offers Bid Match — a data mining service that links clients to potential opportunities based on a profile that specifies what products or services the business can provide. Relevant opportunities are delivered directly to the client’s email. PTAP clients can sign up for further help with federal certifications, for example Economically Disadvantaged Sma l l Bu si ne s s, Woma nO w ne d S m a l l B u s i ne s s , Ser v ice-Disabled VeteranOwned Small Business and/ or as a business located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone. The NCAIED PTAC is a similar program specifically for Native American Veterans. Visit http://www.nmptap.org or http://ptac.ncaied.org for more information. Find the VBOC at http://nmvboc.org 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 PED Secretary honors three ‘A’ grade district schools By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent


ome months have passed since Del Norte elementary in north Gallup earned an A grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department. It is one of three schools in the Gallup McKinley County Schools district that received the stellar grade, based on a set of criteria from PED that schools must meet to earn the top grade. Lincoln Elementary and Tse Yi Gai High School are the other two schools on the honor roll. “Good mor n i ng boys and girls,” PED Secretarty Christopher Ruszkowski said, before the hundres of students in the new Del Norte Elementary gymnasium. “Both of your schools last year—you are all here together—are going like this,” Ruszkowski said, as he used his hand in an upward rising motion. Del Norte is the district’s newest school that opened in March. It’s Juan de Onate

and Washington elementary schools combined. “We do t h ree t h i ng s,” Ruszkowski said. “We celebrate and give a gift. We ask that community members come. Three, we learn to make the school great.” There are 121 schools in New Mexico, out of 850, that received an A grade this year, nearly 15 percent. “I am traveling around the state celebrating all of the ‘A’ schools,” Ruszkowski said. “Number one, very hard, to have an A school without an awesome principal.” The public education secretary gave praise to the teachers as well as parents for the celebrated achievement. “I get to go to a bunch of different schools on behalf of the governor,” Ruszkowski said. He replaced Ha n na Skandera who served as Gov. Susana Martinez’s first cabinet secretary for education. The change occurred in June. Public education in New Mexico has been criticized for cuts in funding. Between the years 2008 through 2016,

education has suffered budget cuts by as much as 30 percent. More than 100 students at Del Norte Elementary are enrolled in special education. For New Mexico, students in special education suffer f rom d i s a bi l it ie s or t hey include those who are designated as gifted and talented with high assessment scores. Kristin Bischoff, Del Norte Elementary principal, attributes the achievement to a well trained staff that builds motivation and inspiration. “It took us a few years,” she said. Ef for t s bega n i n 2014 a s Bischoff wa s selected for a cohort program at the University of Virginia, where she spent three years. New Mexico is one of eight states that uses the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career to assess its education. It uses English and mathematics for grades three through 11 in administered examinations for the assessment. The Bureau of Indian Education also uses PARCC. T he Elementa r y a nd

Del Norte Elementary Principal Kristin Bischoff enjoys a moment with Christopher Ruszkowski, cabinet secretary for New Mexico Public Education Department as GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt observes. Photo credit: Deswood Tome

Unveiling a banner of an A grade achievement, NMPED Cabinet Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski congratulates Del Norte Elementary School students. Photo credit: Deswood Tome COMMUNITY

Seconda r y Education Act enacted by Congress in 1965, requires public schools to conduct standardized tests to measure students academic performance. New Mexico adapted its grading system in 2011 using an A through F process associated with annual accountability. New Mexico’s model was the first to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act. The New Mexico letter grading system is paired with percentiles for each school’s achievement. An “A” grade indicates a 90 percentile in achievement, while B is 80 percentile. “I plan to be back here again next year for another awesome year,” Ruszkowski said.

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First Navajo, English language puppet show to launch film project Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE — It’s “Diné Naa’l kid Time!” and it’s the first-ever educational Navajo and English puppet television show created for an all-ages audience who want to learn the Navajo language. The title means Navajo Moving Pictures Time and will feature three characters Nanabah-a young girl, Gáh (Rabbit) and Dlǫ̀ǫ ̀ (Prairie Dog) who will go on endless adventures learning about language, culture and the importance of family values. Filming begins on Nov. 4, at 8:15 am at the University of New Mexico’s Communications & Journalism Studio, Rm. 116, located at 2101 Central Ave. in Albuquerque.   “We are planning to film a short 30-45 second video sample of the show which will be used to start a Go Fund Me page and help us create a series

of 10-15 minute episodes and build more puppet characters,” stated Dr. Begay. Begay (Diné) the project director  recently graduated from the University of NevadaLas Vegas with her doctorate thesis “Developing A Navajo Media Guide: A Community

Per s pec t ive” ex t en sively researched the concept of this project which is partially modeled after another popular children’s television show. She is co-writing the show with producer Charmaine Jackson (Diné) and together they have developed the first

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t h ree - puppet ch a r a ct er s. Jackson (Diné) graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and has worked in public relations and the film and television industry for the past 15 years. Puppeteer Jason Barnes, (Diné/Pacific Islander) is also a multi-media artist and an expert at creating puppets for short films and other media projects. He will be graduating this fall with an MBA from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Business Management. The show was originated by a team of Navajo filmmakers, writers’ producers and

artists under the direction of Dr. Begay. The film director is Shaandiin Tome, (Diné) of Mud Films LCC and recently graduated cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a BFA in Film and Digital Media Production. 

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Murder on the Orient Express takes a familiar route RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 114 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


irst published in 1934, A g a t h a C h r i s t ie’s Murder on the Orient Express is perhaps one of the most well known mystery books ever written. Over the years, it has been adapted for film and TV on numerous occasions. The latest attempt is certainly a lavish and pretty one. However, the movie suffers from being overly faithful to the occasionally creaky, train-based source material. It’s capably made, but doesn’t do enough to stand apart from all of the other adaptations. T he stor y beg i ns w it h det ect ive Hercu le Poi rot (Kenneth Branagh) wrapping up an investigation and preparing himself for a much needed vacation. He winds up on the Orient Express in the company of several eccentric passengers. A particularly slimy traveler named Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp) tells the detective that he fears for his life and offers a sum

of money for Poirot to keep an eye on him. The protagonist refuses, a murder occurs and an avalanche stops the train from moving forward. Poirot is begged by friend and rail company manager Bouc (Tom Bateman) to help quickly resolve the matter. Unfortunately, there are so many suspects (played by Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Derek Ja acobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman and many others) that identifying the killer proves challenging. It appears that the biggest upgrade in the latest edition is the impressive photography. Early on, there are numerous lengthy master shots that follow Poirot as he enters the train and moves through the cars, passing and introducing himself to various characters. The movie features plenty of interesting a nd adventurous camera angles and some scenic (if digitally created) views to add some visual flair. Of course, director Branagh saves the most notable visual gag for himself in the form of an incredibly exaggerated moustache. The hero is given some amusingly blunt comments a nd obser vat ions, w it h

Kenneth Branagh plays famed detective Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” Aside from the great costumes and creaky train, the character development derails in this remake of a classic whodunit murder mystery. Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox perhaps the best one arriving as he is paired with a surprised bunkmate. Unfortunately, the all-star cast adds a layer of distraction from the story. A few come off well (I actually liked Depp’s gruff, mobster-type affectations), but it really does look like a group of celebrities playing dress-up, as opposed to meeting authentic and believable characters. This and mechanizations of the plot all lend a bit of a staginess to the proceedings. So, despite the fact that the train is stuck and there has been a brutal murder, viewers won’t


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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 10, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


nother edition, another busy slate of releases on Blu-ray and DVD. Of course, we’ve got all of the highlights right here. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! Cars 3 The second animated sequel to Pixar’s smash hit Cars finds Lightning McQueen beginning to consider retirement. However, he hopes to make one last winning dash across the finish line and take down an arrogant young opponent. This follow-up earned decent reviews. Some complained that it will only appeal to youngsters, but others enjoyed the impressive animation and attempts at a deeper theme enough to earn it a pass. The voice talent includes Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt and Larry the Cable Guy. The Glass Castle - This biopic drama is based on the memoirs of writer Jeannette Walls, who lived an unusual, nomadic and nonconformist lifestyle, traveling as a child with her alcoholic father and artist mother. The story follows the youngster and her siblings as they attempt to rise above poverty. Reaction to this independent film was split. About half didn’t think that it delved deeply enough into its characters and gave events a surface-level examination, the others felt it had good performances and some effective, emotional moments. It stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook and Max Greenfield. Gun Shy - An aging, pampered rock star decides to vacation in Chile with his supermodel wife. When she’s kidnapped, the musician is forced to search the streets of Santiago and recover her the bad guys. Of course, he’s

used to having things done for him, making h i s pu r su it all the more comedic. This small action-comedy did not fare well with the press. They all complained it while it was an interesting idea and that the lead did his best, the screenplay was beneath him and events became loud, garish and unfunny. The cast includes Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Cura and Mark Valley. Ingrid Goes West - This dark comedy involves a stalker who uses social media to ingratiate herself into the life of a popular Instagram celebrity. She travels to LA to meet her idol, engaging in various activities to make her mark on the personality. Apparently, things get creepy very quickly. Writeups were very positive for this independent effort. A few commented that the movie didn’t compare to similarly-themed films like The King of Comedy, but the majority found it to be an accurate and biting attack on our obsession with social media. It features Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Wyatt Russell. Killing G round - A couple in Australia decide to go on a ca mping trip and quickly regret it in this horror/t h r i l ler. They set up digs in a remote area, but discover an abandoned child and empty campsite nearby. Reportedly, the movie unfolds out of sequence as the fates of the characters and what dangers await them are slowly revealed over multiple timelines. Notices for this indie horror picture were generally positive. Those who disliked it really disliked it, calling it hard to watch and the characters underdeveloped. However, more found the movie incredibly tense and believed that the unique and unusual plot structure earned it a recommendation. Mitzi Ruhlmann and Harriet Dyer headline the feature. For those unsure, it

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also will be premiering on Netflix in a few weeks. The Limehouse Golem This period thriller made in the UK involves a serial killer terrorizing London in the 1880s. So much so that locals believe the murderer to be an actual monster in the form of a Golem. Scotland Yard assigns a detective to the case, who is determined to prove that a human is responsible for the deaths. Critics generally gave high marks to this production. A few complained that the feature was decent but unspectacular, but many more were impressed by the lead performance, production design and atmosphere generated. It stars Bill Nighy, Douglas Booth, and Olivia Cooke. Overdrive - T wo c a r th ieves a re assigned to stea l a n incredibly valuable Bugatti in the south of F r a n c e . Unfortunately, they’re caught by a local mob boss who threatens to do horrible things unless they nick a priceless Ferrari belonging to a rival outfit. Seems it isn’t long before the siblings have everyone chasing at their heels. Reaction was muted for this action picture. The overwhelming majority felt that while this Fast & Furious knock-off had some decent car stunts, there wasn’t much of a story to impress viewers. It features Scott Eastwood, Freddie Thorp, Ana De Armas and Gaia Weiss. Patti Cake$ - A teenage girl from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey aspires to become a famous rapper. Despite a rough home life with a mother whose dreams didn’t work out, the girl endeavors to pursue and accomplish her goal. This drama with a heavy emphasis on music earned a great deal of positive notices on the festival circuit and during a limited release. A few thought the movie was too obvious in its emotional manipulations, but it didn’t bother the overwhelming majority. They called it an enjoyable underdog story that charmed and entertained. The cast includes Danielle MacDonald, Bridgette Everett and Cathy Moriarty.

The Show - In this independent drama, a television show host invents a new and horrifying concept for a game show. It involves offering a large cash sum to the family of a contestant willing to commit suicide on live TV. Naturally, the program becomes a smash hit. Unfortunately, the movie had trouble connecting with reviewers. They complained that while the concept was interesting and the material was well suited for an exploration of the dark side of reality television, it was far too clumsy and heavy-handed to make the desired impact. The movie stars Josh Duhamel, Giancarlo Esposito, Famke Janssen, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Sarah Wayne Callies. Slamma Jamma T here i sn’t much w r itten on li ne or elsewhere about t h i s spor t s drama, but it comes from a distributor that specializes in religious films. The plot involves a basketball star who is wrongfully convicted of a crime and is sentenced to prison. After his release, he vows to rebuild his life and decides to do so by training for a national slam dunk competition. There aren’t any review links online for the feature, so if you’re interested you’ll just have to take a chance. It features Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco and Ryan Gunnarson. Y o u r Name - This animated film from Japan follows a teenage girl l iv i ng i n a small mount a i n t ow n . She dreams of escaping her home and moving to Tokyo. Meanwhile, a high school student and aspiring artist living in Tokyo begins to make a strange connection to the girl. The pair find themselves switching bodies regularly. They also find a way to communicate with each other by leaving notes before they switch back, helping them both comprehend what is occurring. Critics really enjoyed the

feature, called it beautifully animated, quirky and sweet.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Plenty of i nt e r e s t i n g older fea tures are being given the high definition treatment as well. Shout! Factory have two made for home video sequels to the theatrical hit Darkman (1990) arriving on Blu-ray. The first is Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995). The disc includes two cuts of the feature, including the original cut and TV broadcast version. This release also includes a director’s commentary track. They also have Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (1996), which features a filmmaker audio track as well. Personally, these sequels don’t shape up to the original, but will fans will at least be able to own the entire collection on disc. Int o t h e Night (1985) is a personal favorite that is Shout! is debuting on Blu-ray in a C ol le c t o r ’s Edition. It’s a dark comedy from John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America, Innocent Blood) about a mild-manned engineer and insomniac who discovers that his wife is cheating on him. To calm himself, he decides to head to the airport and take a flight to Las Vegas for the night. Unfortunately, the lead witnesses a crime and a woman being attacked. This leads to a night on the run in Los Angeles. This very funny feature stars Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pheiffer and features tons of familiar faces in bit parts (Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie and Richard Farnsworth to name but a few). The disc includes a new restored master of the film, a lengthy interview with John Landis and another with Jeff Goldblum,



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he Miyamura Patriots gave up 34 first half points and went on to lose to 5A foe Aztec High 64-56 in an offensively-charged football game played Nov. 3 at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The game was the last of the season for both teams. The Patriots lost a week earlier to another San Juan County 5A team (Farmington), 54-40. M i y a mu r a n ow pl a y s Deming (6-4, 3-0) Nov. 10 at home and in a first-round state playoff game. The Wildcats are coming off a 42-14 thrashing last week of Alamogordo. 

LOTS OF OFFENSE The offense of the Patriots averaged 44 points a game on the 2017 football season, while giving up just 17 points a game. As a result of the win, Aztec solidified the runner-up spot in District 1-5A and Miyamura finished in third place. “We fell behind early and that contributed to the loss,” Miyamura head coach Wes Shank said after the game. “I knew our defense would get us back in the game. We fell short in the end, though.” 

The Tigers got on the board quick and often in the first quarter with senior quarterback Cody Smith scoring on a 5-yard run on a six-play 75-yard drive. The 2-point pass conversion was good and the Tigers were sitting on an 8-0 lead. An interception by the Tigers led to a 13-yard touchdown run by Smith and within minutes the score was 14-0. A pair of successful run and pass plays enabled Aztec to get and stay inside the red zone of the Patriots and Smith again found daylight on a 7-yard touchdown run and a 20-0 Aztec lead. Smith found a cutting Justin Black on a 9-yard pass route and the score ballooned to 28-0 with 48 seconds left in the first half.  “They are a very good football team,” Aztec head coach Matthew Steinfeldt said. “We got a big lead early. You got to give credit to their defense in the second half.”  The left-handed Chavez entered midway through the second quarter and immediately got the Patriots’ offense going. The senior moved the Patriots down field with pinpoint passes to senior wideouts Giovanni Chioda and Brandon Vidal. The Patriots scored on a short pass from Chavez to senior A.J. Silva. Chavez later

Miyamura senior quarterback Matt Chavez scrambles in an attempt to get away from an Aztec tiger. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura it Vidal on a 19-yard touchdown to make the score 34-14 in favor of Aztec.

THE SECOND HALF Chavez and Vidal seemed to just be getting started at the start of the third quarter. Vidal got behind the entire Tigers’ secondary and Chavez found him in stride on a 64-yard score with just 25 second into the third quarter. Chioda found openings in the Tigers’ man-to-man pass defense and

decoyed himself long enough for Chavez to find Vidal on an 8-yard TD. Smith scored again for the Tigers to increase Aztec’s lead to 48-27. A couple of facemask penalties against Aztec allowed Miyamura decent field position in which Chavez scored on a 7-yard run.  The third period ended w ith the Patr iots tra iling 48-34, but with momentum. Chavez h it pay d i r t on a 5-yard TD run with 11:21 left in the fourth quarter which

cut the Aztec lead to 48-40. Black scored again as did the Patriots. A z tec got a hold of a M iya mu r a on side s k ick attempt and Smith scored his sixth TD of the game for a 64-48 Aztec lead with just under four minutes left in regulation. Silva scored on a 5-yard pass from Chavez as time ran out in the game.  The 64 points were the highest scored by Aztec this season. The Tigers play Goddard (4-6, 0-3) Nov. 11 at Aztec.

The offensive and defensive lines of the Patriots and Tigers square off in last week’s final District 1-5A football game Senior Ray Chavez of the Miyamura Patriots attempts to take ball away from an Aztec player in the final football of the season. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura game last week between both teams. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura SPORTS

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sell vacuum, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 249 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Christopher Chischilly P. O. Box 735 Churchrock, NM 87311 Description of Personal Property: Mattress, box spring, headboard, footboard, rails, 2 chests of drawers, sleeping bag, area rug, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 309 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Melody West 3205 Ciniza Dr. Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: 3 baby strollers, 2 treadmills, 3 ice chests, bed frame, 2 trunks, lamp, baby car seat, golf clubs, bedding, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 705 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Kathleen Lee P. O. Box 27 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Description of Personal Property: Twin mattress & rails, couch, computer monitor, table,

pictures, lawn chair, crutches, ice chest, shovel, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Tuesday, the 28th day of November, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at ADOBE SELF-STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. The property can be viewed at 9:00 a.m. the day of the sale. The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale.

DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 a documentary on B.B. King (who sang the title song) and a trailer. I’m looking forward to revisiting this one. Kino have some new Blu-rays a s wel l . T hey include the awa rd -w i n ning Farrah Fawcett TV mov ie T h e Burning Bed (1984) and the Lee Van Cleef western, Death Rides a Horse (1967). The Hot Touch (1981) is a comedy about an art forger and expert who set up a big rouse to make some money on fake versions of lost paintings. And finally, they have an Italian western in the form of The Mercenary (1968). Criterion a re del ivering a c l a s s ic o n Blu-ray this we ek . T h e Philadelphia Story (1940) features Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and James Stewart in a romantic comedy. It won a pair of Oscars and the new Blu-ray includes a 4K restoration of the feature, a film scholar commentary, a documentary about the lead character in the movie, two episodes of The Dick Cavett Show in which he interviews Hepburn and director George Cukor, a radio theater adaptation of the story and other bonuses. Paramount are releasing a classic catalogue set on Blu-ray to celebrate the first feature’s

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ON THE TUBE! And the week’s notable TV-themed releases are listed below. 19-2: Season 4 American Dad: Volume 12 Crown: Season 1 Family Guy: Season 15 The Good Karma Hospital: Series 1 Heartland: Season 8 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: Season 6 Poldark: Season 3 Speed Racer: The Complete Series Trollhunters: Season 1 Westworld: Season 1 CLASSIFIEDS

COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 10-16, 2017 FRIDAY, Nov. 10 VETERANS DAY CLOSURES Octavia Fellin Library 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 will also read. Location: 123 W. Coal Ave. Call: (505) 488-2136. SBDC WORKSHOP Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours.” This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships, keep up on what’s happening in Gallup and with your Chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won. Call (505) 722-2228. 5:30-7pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy. 66. SATURDAY, Nov. 11 HONORING ALL VETERANS Veterans and families are invited to a free pancake breakfast at the Crystal Chapter, Roadside MP 20.5, State Highway 134, from 8 - 10 am. SATURDAY STORIES Join us for story time for the whole family, songs, stories, and a little silliness. This month’s program will highlight books by Native and Indigenous authors and illustrators as part of the library’s Native American Heritage Month series. 10:30-11 am @ Children’s Branch. JOURNAL WRITING AND YOU Join us for a creative writing workshop with Carmela Lanza. Journal writing has many uses from exploring creativity, to helping us with emotional healing, to reducing the stress of our daily lives. 1-4pm, ART123 Gallup downtown. Free. FUN AT HIGH TEA Join us for fun, a spot of tea, savory foods, and delicious desserts at Westminster Presbyterian Church. There will be two high tea seatings: 12 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20 each or purchase 4 for $70. Call (505) 870-3996. Location: 151 State Highway 564. VETERANS FLAG CEREMONY AND FILM SCREENING 2-4 pm @ Main Branch. The library will host a Veterans Flag Ceremony. To follow, a special screening of the Ken Burns documentary “The Vietnam War” episode six. Preview at the National Guard Armory 2pm. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. THE LIBRARY @ ARTSCRAWL The library joins the Downtown ArtsCrawl at the Events Center. Learn about upcoming events, explore library resources, and sign up for a library card. 6-8 pm, El Morro Event Center, 210 S. 2nd St. Free. CALENDAR

ARTSCRAWL: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! We give thanks this November for those that provide our community service, from volunteers to Veterans. Pitch in to help clean up downtown, learn about Gallup’s many community service organizations, and check out artwork made by local Veterans. 7-9 pm, location Downtown Gallup. SUNDAY, Nov. 12 TAIZE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 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. RACHEL ZYLSTRA CONCERT Bethany Christian Reformed Church will host an evening of song and just desserts with singer, composer Rachel Zylstra on Sunday evening, 7 pm. Free will offering. 110 S. Strong. Call (505) 862-2481. MONDAY, Nov. 13 GMCS HOLIDAY CLOSURE In observance of

Veteran’s Day TUESDAY, Nov. 14

MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. ZUNI OLLA MAIDENS PERFORMANCE 6pm @ Main Branch. The Library will host the Zuni Olla Maidens. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15 BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Bereavement/Grief Support Group for those who have lost someone special. 6:30 pm at the Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Avenue.  No charge.  For information call Robert (505) 615-8053. 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: Skinwalkers.


THURSDAY, Nov. 16 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Brown Paper Bag Turkey. 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: Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr. GMCS BINGO Join us for everyone is a winner at Red Rock Elementary BINGO. 5:30-7:30 pm. Location: Red Rock Gym. AUTHOR: HOWARD BITSUI 6pm @ Main Branch. Vietnam Veteran and proud Native American author Howard Bitsui will be at the library to discuss his book, “I Can See the Bullets.” After an honorable discharge in 1969, Mr. Bitsui began attaining a higher education and worked within the Navajo Government for many years. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. 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: gmchu-

manesociety@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 FAMILY FUN WALKS AND RUN Join us for a Family Fun Walk and Run. Nov. 16, Casamero Lake Chapter, 11am; Nov. 17, Whitehorse Lake Senior Center, 11am: Nov. 20, Pueblo Pintado Chapter, 11am; Nov. 21 Crownpoint Hospital, 11am. Earn a free incentive and a chance to win a free prize. Keep on Movin’ It. Call (505) 786-6321. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to start of event. GALLUPARTS CRAWL On Nov. 18, join us for the 3rd Annual “Second Street Arts Festival” in downtown Gallup. 10am -4pm, featuring 50 plus artist and food vendors. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Produced by gallupARTS: visit: www. galluparts.org. 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. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING On Nov. 30, we invite residents of District 1 to visit with Councilor Linda Garcia 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 1 are also welcome to attend. Call (505) 879-4176. Location: Northside Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St. COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE On Dec. 2, the City of Gallup and The Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Community Christmas Parade. Begins: 1 pm. Route: starting on the corner of 6th St. and Aztec Ave. Santa will be there. Call (505) 722-2228. 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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