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NEWS County overturns $2.75 million tax break for Gallup Land Partners By Deswood Tome Sun Correspondent
$2.75 m i l l ion t a x break for the Gallup Land Partners was overturned Nov. 14, by the McKinley County Board of Commissioners. A resolution at the county meeting was passed by unanimous vote by the commissioners, rescinding an approval they gave in October. “Commissioners, after we passed the resolution the assessor brought to our attention
several issues,” County Manager Anthony Dimas said to the commissioners. “We went back through the LEDA act and never received the application.” The Gallup Land Partners, according to County Attorney Douglas Decker, did not go through the Local Economic Development Act process, an oversight by the county. The act allows for public support of economic projects. County Assessor Kathleen A r v iso addressed a memorandum to the Board of Commissioners saying the
A measuring meter reads the surface temperature of 200 degrees on land owned by the Gallup Land Partners, an indication of unsafe conditions. File Photo
Posted signs on the proposed Adventure Gallup park area area signal closure to the public. File Photo
commissioners have no authority to lower the tax rate for Gallup Land Partners. “The assessor, an independent elected office, has the sole authority for valuation of locally assessed property,” Arviso wrote in her Oct. 30 memo. “Unless the Board of McKinley County Commissioners immediately withdraws its Oct. 17, 2017 Resolution in its entirety and there is absolutely no retaliatory action by the Commission against the Assessor’s Office, this matter will be referred to the New Mexico Attorney General.” The assessor’s memo presents the question: “Can the real
property owned by GLP on which an easement has been granted to the City of Gallup lawfully be valued as grazing land?” “Conclusion: No,” the memo read. No discussion was given to Arviso’s memo by the county manager or the county attorney at the commission meeting. In October, when the commissioners voted 2-1 to approve the tax break, a verbal condition was added to the resolution. The New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land program office was to give written consent that the land was clear for development. The proposed project area owned by the Gallup Land
Partners has been closed since 2012 due to unsafe conditions due to historic mining activity. Signs were posted by the New Mexico Abandoned Mine Land office. Adventure Gallup, a local entity that promotes outdoor tourism and recreation, has plans to build trails on the nearly 7,000 acres. Several surface land caveins occurred on the property due to un-reclaimed, underground mine shafts. There are 129 identified coal mines in the Gallup area. Mining activity began in 1882 and
LAND PARTNERS | SEE PAGE 12
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WEEKLY POLICE ACTIVITY It was so busy, couldn’t fit in all the mayhem into one report
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GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING?
Executive Director Richard Kontz
Public housing was established to provide safe, decent and affordable rental housing for eligible low-income individuals or families. There are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units, managed by some 3,300 Housing Authorities Nation-wide. Locally the Gallup Housing manages 267 public housing in six housing developments within the City limits. The current rate of occupancy is 95 percent with less the 1.5% delinquency.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Housing Authorities determine your eligibility based on income limits developed by HUD. HUD defines low income as families who have gross income of 30% of county median income up to 80% of county median income. The HA serving your community can provide you with the income levels for your area and family size.
Since the demand for housing exceeds the available housing units, applicants are placed on waiting lists by bedroom size. The Gallup Housing Authority does not have any local preferences. The total applicants on all waiting lists averages over 225 applicants at any given time. Applicants are selected as they move up to the top of their respective waiting list.
HOW IS RENT DETERMINED?
Your rent is based on your family's anticipated gross annual income less authorized deductions/allowances. HUD allows the following deductions/allowances: $480 for each dependent; $400 for elderly or a person with a disability; and some medical deductions for families headed by an elderly person or a person with disabilities. Some deductions/allowances will have to be verified before they are allowed. Annual income is the anticipated total income from all sources received from the family head of household, spouse, and each additional member of the family 18 years of age or older. Once Adjusted income is determined then your rent is set at: 30 percent of the monthly adjusted income; or 10 percent of gross monthly income; or minimum rent of $50.00; whichever is highest.
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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports
Gallup Police Depa r t ment of f icer was dispatched to the 800 block of Grandview after a call about a thwarted gardening tool theft on Nov. 10. A Gallup woman, 66, told police that the suspect “grabbed their garden tools,” according to the report. W hen her husba nd
con f ront ed t he m a n a nd demanded he return them, the suspect did so before quickly f leeing the scene. Officers located and identified the suspect Tilford Wilson shortly afterward on Country Club Drive and Coal Avenue. He was caught with a single shingle scraper, belonging to an unknown victim. Wilson was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and the mystery scraper tagged into evidence. McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Lasheena Johnson had her hands full on Nov. 10, when a
black flatscreen TVs had gone missing, and the door to her home forcefully opened. The victim, 70, also found that pottery had been taken. The theft was reported on Nov. 10. The MCSO has no suspects at this time.
POLICE ACTIVITY | SEE PAGE 11
Gamerco woman, 46, reported to police that her ex-boyfriend had allegedly broken into her home on the 400 block of Ray street, and stolen several of her belongings, including a Verizon Tablet and a number of other household items. The ex-boyfriend, 49, was on the scene and denied any involvement. MCSO Deputy Guerrero responded to Johnson’s call for an additional unit and i nspected da mage to t he woman’s door. The woman appeared to be intoxicated and later became belligerent
towards Johnson, according to the police report. Nearby, on the 200 block of Ray Street in Gamerco, a woman reported that three
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FBI reveals hate crime stats from 2016 Staff Reports
n Nov. 13, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program relea sed Hate Cr ime Statistics, 2016. The latest annual compilation of bias-motivated offenses compiles and examines data reported throughout the U.S. The newest report—which provides information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes—reveals that for 2016, law enforcement agencies reported 6,121 criminal incidents that were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or gender identity. Participants in UCR’s Hate Crime Statistics Program included 15,254 law enforcement agencies in the 2016 report. These agencies provided from one to 12 months’ worth of data about bias-motivated crime. Of those agencies, 1,776 reported one or more hate crimes. The remaining agencies reported that no hate crimes occurred within their jurisdictions. Of the 6,121 criminal incidents reported, 6,063 were motivated by a single bias. There were also 58 incidents motivated by multiple biases. Of the over six thousand motivated by one bias: 57.5 percent were motivated by a
1,776 police agencies reported one or more hate crimes in 2016. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the FBI near some type of roadway (18.4 race, ethnicity or ancestry bias; percent). The remaining incidents were 21.0 percent were motivated by a perpetrated at a variety of other locareligious bias; tions, including schools and houses of 17.7 percent were motivated by a sex- worship, commercial and government ual orientation bias. buildings, restaurants and nightclubs, The remaining incidents were moti- parking lots and garages, playgrounds vated by a gender identity, disability, or and parks, and even medical facilities. gender bias. In short, the FBI found that hate Where were these crimes commit- crimes can and do happen just about ted? The two largest percentages of anywhere. hate crime incidents took place in or What about the victims of these near residences (27.3 percent) and on or crimes? Hate crime victims can be
A chart breaks down the motivations for 2016’s hate crimes. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the FBI individuals, businesses, government entities, religious organizations, or
CRIME STATS | SEE PAGE 7
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Jovanna Bitah Nov. 6, 11:53 pm 1st DWI, Aggravated McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s D e p u t y Johnson Lee was responding to a call from Metro Dispatch about two women in a vehicle allegedly damaging another vehicle with a hammer when he stopped Bitah, 34, on State Highway 602. Lee confirmed the license plate from the call as a match for Bitah’s. He noticed a “strong odor” of alcohol inside the car, according to the police report. Lee placed Bitah under arrest after she failed two field sobriety tests. Lee then found several open bottles of Fireball in the car. Bitah was given a breath test back at the MCSO, where she blew a 0.16 and a 0.15. Julius Johnson Hot
Nov. 5, 6:42 pm 1st DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y Loren zo A . Guerrero was on patrol when he saw Hot ’s veh icle swer ve off the road and then swerve back three times. Guerrero then made a traffic stop at the entrance of Red Rock Park and Highway 566. Hot refused a breath test but appeared intoxicated, according to the police report. Hot later consented to the breath test at the MCSO and showed 0.19 g/210L. Ryan Thompson Nov. 4, 10:16 pm 4th DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y Brandon S a l a z a r pulled over a vehicle going 62 MPH in a 55 MPH zone on U.S. 491. As he approached, he saw that the vehicle was
shaking and passengers were adjusting themselves in their seats, according to the police report. One passenger told Salazar that Thompson, 30, was the one driving and had made her switch places with him. Thompson has three prior convictions for DWI. Thompson was “noticeably intoxicated, and his speech was slurred,” according to the report, and he refused to take field tests or a breath test at the scene. Jamilynn Denise Carviso Nov. 3, 10:10 pm DWI M C S O Sgt. Elreno He n io w a s p a r k e d on State Highway 602 when he saw Carviso drivi ng w it h a broken tail lamp in a car that was “emitting white light,” according to the police report. Henio gave chase before stopping Carviso, who had “slurred speech and red blood shot eyes,” according to the Henio.
WARRANT ARRESTS GALLUP POLICE DEPARTMENT Ma r io C. Ponce; Er ic Becenti; Wacey A. Smith; Alberta L. John; Elmer Tom; Justin Joe Jones; Melissa Skeet; Victor Willie; Thomas Overbay; Anthony Frazier; Richard K. Ranger; Chad O. Tsosie; April Garcia; Natasha Yellowfeather; Cody Peterson; Benedict Yazzie; Shannon Whitegoat; NEWS
Randy Austin; Nadine A. Bahe; Dorsett Henio; Felicia A. Gomez; Richard Glenn Buhr; Carlos Curley; Joanne Chee; Cyrill Tyler Beyuka; Alberta L. John; Renfred Smith; Franklin C. Sandoval; Zachariah B. Kee; Adrian Hustito; Randy Jones; Gerald J. Kee; Tyrani N. Fernando; Nathaniel Thomas Naswood; Gerard R. John; Felicia A. Gomez; Reese Benally; Nathan R. Benally;
Russell E. Johnson; and Lance Ortiz
MCKINLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Cordell La rgo; Nicole Chaquito; Leroy Carr; Eddie Begay; Latham Saunders; Gilda Tom; and Danielle Clifton
Officer Garret Thomas arrested Carviso after Henio administered a field sobriety test. Gabriel Lee Johnson Oct. 23, 6:25 pm 1st DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Department officers were dispatched to Arnold Street a nd A ztec Avenue after lea r ning of an accident caused by a “highly intoxicated” driver, according to the police report. At the scene, GPD Officer Harland Soseeah approached driver Johnson, who allegedly told the officer “shhh” and stated that he was drunk. Johnson refused all testing at the scene. Johnson was then arrested, given medical clearance, and booked at McKinley County Adult Detention Center for Aggravated DWI. Bridgette Goseyun Oct. 14, 2:16 am D W I , Aggravated G P D O f f i c e r S t e v e n Eldridge was on the corner
of Second Street and Green Avenue when he received a call from Metro about a reckless driver. Eldridge stopped driver Goseyun at 308 West Green Ave. and smelled alcohol in her vehicle, according to the police report. Eld r idge a d m i n istered four field tests, and Goseyun showed signs of intoxication during each test. Gerard R. John Oct. 11, 9:54 pm 1st DWI G P D O f f i c e r Eldridge was driving southbound p a s s i n g Third Street Tavern when he noticed a car heading the same direction without its headlights on. After making a traffic stop, Eldridge smelled alcohol in John’s car and noticed a small empty bottle of liquor, according to the police report. GPD Officer Adrian Quetawki responded to Eldridge’s stop and confirmed his observations that John appeared to be intoxicated. John failed to complete a field test before Eldridge placed him under arrest, and John refused additional testing after.
CRIME STATS | FROM PAGE 6
information on hate crime. The program intends to educate and increase awareness of these particular crimes for the public as well as for law enforcement, government, community leaders, civ ic organizations, and researchers around the country. The Bureau will also continue to combat hate crimes that fall under federal jurisd iction— the nu mber one investigative priority under the Civil Rights Program—and offer operational assistance to local and state law enforcement partners during their hate crime investigations. To see the full report, visit www.ucr.fbi.gov
society as a whole, and they can be committed against persons, property, or society. In 2016, law enforcement reported a total of 7,615 victims of hate crimes. Of the 7,615 overall victims, 4,720 were victims of crimes against persons (both adults and children), 2,813 were victims of crimes against property, and 82 were victims of hate crimes categorized as crimes against society (like weapons v iolations, dr ug offenses, and gambling). Going forward, The FBI’s UCR Program will continue to collect and disseminate
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Health, Education, NNEMS seeks and Human Services contract for Committee seeks to amend emergency AND STRENGTHEN LAWS AGAINST DRUNK medical services DRIVING AND BOOTLEGGING Staff Reports
I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. – The Health, Education, a nd Human Services Committee held a discussion during their regular meeting on Nov. 7 to begin addressing drunk driving and illegal alcohol sales on the Navajo Nation, also known as “bootlegging.” HEHSC member Council Delegate Nelson S. BeGaye (Lukachukai, Rock Point, Round Rock, Tsaile/ W heatf ields, Tsé Ch’izhí ) raised the issue of recent accidents relating to alcohol a nd bootlegging, a nd said that Navajo Nation laws are not stringent enough in prosecuting the offenders. “It was reported that Safe
Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty. Photo Credit: 23rd Navajo Nation Council Ride, the non-emergency transportation company, had four accidents in the Chinle Agency and they were all related to
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alcohol. They take a patient to a border town and then bring back liquor onto the Nation. This is one way bootlegging occurs, and we need to get legislation drafted to fix this issue and amend our criminal code,” BeGaye said. BeGaye added that he has met with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice to begin analyzing the Navajo Nation Criminal Code Title 17 to identify areas to amend and st reng t hen pen a lt ie s for convicted drunk drivers and bootleggers. BeGaye said he would be sponsoring the legislation at a later date and is seeking support from his committee colleagues.
DRUNK DRIVING | SEE PAGE 10
I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. – On Nov. 13, the Law and Order Committee considered Legislation No. 045117, which seeks to approve and authorize a contract between the Navajo Nation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of the Nation for a six-year term for emergency medical services, and an annual funding agreement and scope of work for the contract. LOC vice chair Council Delegate Raymond Smith, Jr. (Houck, Klagetoh, Nahata Dziil, Tsé Si áni, Wide Ruins), who sponsored the legislation, asked for his committee’s support to approve the intergovernmental agreement that
Council Delegate Otto Tso seeks funding for NNEMS. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 23rd Navajo Nation Council would continue emergency medical services on the Nation.
MEDICAL SERVICES | SEE PAGE 12
Keller wins Albuquerque Governor seeks applications for State mayor’s race Auditor replacement
By Andy Lyman and Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
im Keller will be Albuquerque’s next mayor. Keller won the mayorship in a runoff election Nov. 14, easily defeating Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis. Also on Nov. 14, Cynthia Borrego won a seat on the city council, defeating Robert Aragon in a runoff election. With the Democrat winning, the party expanded its support on the council. “Tonight our city has awakened and our city has spoken and we have truly come together,” the Democrat told a crowd of supporters. Keller said the results showed the city “rejected negative campaigning.” “And we rejected division,” he said. “We rejected fear. We rejected language that was designed to divide us. And we came together. We stood and we embraced our diversity. We embraced our potential, the possibility of the Albuquerque we can be. We embraced inclusion and we embraced unity.” Keller will take office on Dec. 1, replacing Mayor Richard Berry, who ser ved two ter ms a nd d id not r u n for a th i rd ter m. Kel ler cu r rent ly ser ves a s New Mex ico State Auditor, and when he leaves that position, Gov. Susana Martinez will appoint his replacement. Albuquerque city elections are officially nonpartisan, but many divisions fell along party lines between Keller and his Republican opponent, Dan Lewis. Berry, the exiting mayor, is also a Republican. During a short concession speech and press conference the evening of Nov. 14, Lewis wished Keller luck, adding that he hopes Keller will be a great mayor. He also said he believed that crime had come to define Albuquerque and that this would be the
By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
Tim Keller during the first round of voting in the Albuquerque mayoral election in October 2017. Photo Credit: Andy Lyman major issue for the new mayor. Keller’s victory comes at a time with a high crime rate, a struggling economy and discontent over the construction of a major public transit line through the city’s core. These issues, along with problems brought on by the overall economic struggles of the state, will prove an early test for Keller. Lewis campaigned largely on the crime issue, echoing media reports and what Republicans have been saying in Santa Fe at the state legislature on a “revolving door” for criminals and the need for increased sentences. Lewis frequently criticized Keller’s crime plan, calling it “hug a thug.” Keller said the margin of victory provided him a “clear mandate” to implement his priorities, including cracking down on crime and helping early childhood education. In 2009, Berry’s victory was seen as a precursor to the Republican ascendancy. A year later, Susana Martinez took over the governor’s mansion and Republicans cut into the Democratic State House majority. At that time, the mayor of Albuquerque was a Democrat, as was an outgoing two-term governor. In this election, the mayor of Albuquerque is a Republican, as is the outgoing two-term governor.
MAYOR’S RACE | SEE PAGE 17
he governor is soliciting applications to replace Tim Keller as State Auditor. Keller was elected mayor of Albuquerque on Nov. 14, and he will be sworn in on Dec. 1. Once he resigns as State Auditor, Gov. Susana Martinez will be able to appoint a replacement who will serve through the next election in 2018. Justine Freeman, a spokeswoman for the State Auditor’s Office, said Keller will step down on Nov. 30, before his term as mayor begins. They informed the governor’s office on Nov. 15 and Freeman said they are “ready and willing to assists with the [Office of the State Auditor] transition.” A spokesman for Martinez said her office is requesting applications from those who are interested. “From those applications, she will appoint a new state auditor who adheres to high ethical standards and is committed to rooting out waste, fraud and abuse,” Joseph Cueto wrote. It’s similar to the process from when Dianna Duran resigned from the Secretary of State’s office in 2015. Duran
resigned hours before pleading guilty to multiple charges related to misusing campaign funds. One possible replacement is Robert Aragon. The former state representative (as a Democrat for three terms beginning in 1979) ran against Keller in 2014 for State Auditor, as a Republican. Aragon supported Martinez’s 2010 campaign as the head of a “Democrats for Martinez” group, before he became a Republican in 2012. Aragon received an appointment to the state Board of Finance from Martinez in 2011, a position he still holds. In 2015, Maggie Toulouse Oliver applied for the open Secretary of State position. But Martinez instead chose a Republican, Brad Winter. Winter served as Secretary of State while also serving on the Albuquerque City Council. Winter was a placeholder, and did not run for reelection in 2016. Toulouse Oliver ran and won. Whether Martinez chooses the person who will be the Republican standard bearer in 2018 for the position or another placeholder is not known. Cueto said applications are due Dec. 1. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com
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AG Balderas issues gift card advisory Staff Reports
LBUQUERQUE – On Nov. 16, Attor ney Genera l Hector Balderas issued tips for both givers and receivers of gift cards this holiday season, noting that the use and abuse of gift cards has continued to increase with the rise of online shopping. “Scammers are out to steal from you, especially during the holiday shopping season. They are ready to prey on your love and generosity for family and friends, so be diligent and protect your money from these thieves,” Balderas said. “Purchasing gift cards as holiday gifts has become increasingly popular, but there are reasons for both the gift-giver and the gift-card-receiver to take care in the transaction.” To give gift cards that will retain their value, Balderas recommended the following: • Buy only from sources you know and trust. Avoid buying gift cards from online auction sites, because the cards may be
DRUNK DRIVING | FROM PAGE 8 H EHSC ch a i r Cou nci l D eleg a t e Jon a t h a n H a le (Oak Springs, St. Michaels) expressed support for the
counterfeit or may have been obtained fraudulently. • Read the fine print before you buy. Is there a fee to buy the card? If you buy a card by phone or online, are there shipping and handling fees? If you don’t like the terms and conditions, buy elsewhere. • Check if any fees will be deducted from the card after you purchase it. • Inspect the card before you buy it. Verify that none of the protective stickers have been removed. Make sure that the codes on the back of the card haven’t been scratched off to reveal a PIN number. Report any damaged cards to the store selling the cards. • Give the recipient your original receipt so they can verify the card’s purchase in case it is lost or stolen. For using cards that you receive as gifts: • If it appears that the value of your card has expired, or that fees have been deducted, initiative and suggested that families affected by alcohol-related crimes and tragedies be compensated through fines and penalties of the offender. “This issue has not had ample enough discussion and
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contact the company that issued the card. They may still honor the card or reverse the
immediately. You may not recover any of the value that was on the card. Some issuers
fees. • Use your card as soon as you can. It is not unusual to misplace gift cards or forget you have them; using them early will help you get the full value. • Treat your ca rd like cash. If your card is lost or stolen, report it to the issuer
will not replace cards that are lost or stolen, but other issuers will, for a fee. You may need to show proof of purchase and the ID number on the card. Most issuers have toll-free telephone numbers you can call to report a lost or stolen card. If you have a problem with
a gift card, contact the company that issued the card. If you can’t resolve the problem at that level, you may want to file a complaint with the appropriate authorities: • For cards issued by retailers, contact t he Feder a l T r a de Commission or call tollfree: 1-877-FTC-HELP. • For cards issued by national banks, contact the Comptroller of t he C u r r e nc y ’s Customer Assistance Group by calling 1-800613-6743 or sending an e-mail to: customer. firstname.lastname@example.org. gov. The Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas offers advocates to help consumers who encounter scams, faulty products and broken promises. Balderas advises those who need help to fill out a consumer complaint form on his website at www.nmag.gov, or to call (505) 717-3500, or toll-free statewide at 1-844-255-9210.
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POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 5 A studious Gallup woman, 19, discovered her backpack stolen from her car when she went to retrieve it that morning to begin her homework some time around 11 am on Nov. 4. Among the more valuable items contained in the stolen bag were a pink Mac laptop, three biology textbooks and a small sum of cash. A Gallup man, 51, recovered his stolen car from the GPD on Oct. 31, to find that his license plate (New Mexico 333MYS) and white Chevy tailgate remained missing. The GPD has no known suspects for this theft.
ASSAULT/BATTERY MCSO Deputy Brandon Salazar arrested Christian Tennison, 25, on Nov. 12, after receiving a call from the victim’s sister, 34. Tennison, whose shirt was torn, allegedly claimed that it was “sexist” for Salazar to have detained him and no one else at the scene. When Salazar went back to speak to the victim, 25, he noticed she had slight swelling on her face and walked with “a noticeable limp,” according to the report. Salazar then arrested Tennison for Battery on a Household Member, at 5:33 pm. GPD Officer S. Peshlakai arrested Jacob Antone, 27, at the Rio West Mall on Nov. 8 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and shoplifting after Antone had a threatening encounter with another man working loss prevention. The man encountered two shoplifters, one who fled the scene with stolen jackets, and another, Antone, who then pulled a knife. Antone allegedly accused the man of trying to “roll up” on him, and asked if he thought of himself as “a bad ass,” according to the police report. Antone was located in a parking lot outside of Home Depot by GPD Officer Ransom James, where he was arrested and transported to the McKinley County Detention Center.
ACCIDENTS WITH INJURIES 11/7 - A Sanders, Ariz., couple, and at least one passenger, susta ined ser ious injuries when they reportedly turned left in front of a vehicle NEWS
heading northbound at the intersection of State Highway 602 and Nizhoni Boulevard, shortly after noon. The driver, Thomas Shorty, 79, sustained injuries to his right arm and a femur fracture to his left leg. The passenger sustained abrasions and a dislocated right knee. The left, rear passenger sustained a left hip fracture, and the right, rear passenger’s injuries were unknown. 11/7 - The condition of Lis Witacur, 25, is unknown at this time. According to the accident report, she was traveling on her Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 40 when at about the 2 pm hour, and near the 1 mile post, she lost control of her vehicle, hit a construction sign and was ejected from her bike. She was airlifted to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque. 11/6 - Frederick James, 33, of Gallup was cited for following too closely while he traveled southbound down State Highway 602. It was after 5 pm. He reportedly said his foot slipped off the break pedal. The driver of the other vehicle complained of chest pain and shortness of breath and was taken to a local hospital. James complained of shoulder pain, and was released at the scene. 11/3- Jimmy Etsitty, 79, was gearing up to turn left into T&R Market, from U.S. 491, when he reportedly hit an oncoming vehicle. A total of three vehicles were involved in the accident. Etsitty and the driver of one other vehicle were both transported to a local hospital for treatmemt.
Heinrich pushes for hurricane recovery Staff Reports
ASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich ( D -N.M .) q ue s tioned key officials on Nov. 14 during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The hearing included testimony from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, and the Puerto Rico Energy Commission. During Heinrich’s questioning, Rosselló framed the disaster
NM Senator Martin Heinrich as an opportunity to not just restore, but also modernize the island’s power grid, by incorporating technologies like microgrids, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources. The push to move from restoration to lasting improvement has also led to a bill recently cosponsored by Heinrich.
The Rebuilding Resilient Energy Systems Act would ensure that federal disaster funding could be used to build more resilient, efficient, clean, and low-cost energy systems. The bill targets critical infrastructure and directs the DOE’s national labs to provide assistance in rebuilding efforts. Heinrich has called on the Trump Administration to utilize the expertise and programs at New Mexico’s national labs, like Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, to evaluate Puerto Rico’s electrical grid needs, develop a more resilient and modern power grid, and examine its other critical infrastructure for better disaster planning. To f ind testimony, a list of witnesses, and the full webcast of the Nov. 14 hearing, visit www.energy. senate.gov.
VANDALISM 11/7 - Two businesses in the Vanderwagen area filed complaints with the Sheriff’s Office that were vandalism oriented. Pawnbroker Joe Milosevich of Joe Milo’s told MCSO Sgt. Elreno Henio that someone had painted “187” on h is bu si nes s sig nage. M i losev ich doesn’t k now of any suspects, but he told Henio that he would keep eye on surveillance cameras for any suspicious activity 11 /6 - E l S a bi no’s i n Vanderwagen was also hit with some paint, but not the graffiti type. After an unknown couple was done filling their tires with air, the man walked up and sprayed the camera lens with gold paint. The incident occurred after 10 pm. Gallup Sun • Friday November 17, 2017
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LAND PARTNERS | FROM PAGE 3 continued into the early 1950s. The Abandoned Mine Land office sent a letter to the commission and Mayor Jackie McKinney on Oct. 26, stating that “abandoned mine land hazards remain” in the proposed project area. “The program is addressing the hazards in Gallup and across New Mexico,” New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department spokesperson Beth Wojahn said, during a Nov. 15 phone interview. “Yes, we’re addressing the hazards.” The state could not provide a time frame when clean up on the land would occur. Addressing the commissioners on Tuesday was Deputy Appraiser Charles Becenti for
the county assessor. “One of our top priorities is to visit that land,” he said. “No one has gone out there for a visit.” Before a vote was given Nov. 14, to rescind the county resolution, Commissioner Bill Lee said that the Gallup Land Partners are planning to “have grazing back on that property.” Decker confirmed Lee’s statement. The Gallup Land Partners were granted a three-year resting period on the 6,792 acres by McKinley County. The resting period was granted by the previous assessor administration. During the resting period, the Gallup Land Partners were granted a reduced tax rate from $405 an acre to just over a $1 an acre. Resting periods are granted to allow the pasture regrow.
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Powell dropping out of State Land Office race By Laura Paskus NM Political Report
ay Powell announced on Nov. 15 that he is leaving the race for New Mexico State Land Commissioner due to health issues.
MEDICAL SERVICES | FROM PAGE 8 “The annual funding agreement is a self-determination contract that provides vital emergency medical services to Navajo communities, businesses, and visitors. The agreement would continue the management and operation of emergency medical services,” Smith said. The Nava jo Nation Emergency Medical Services consists of an administrative section, two field operation offices, a training and technical assistance office, a third-party billing office, a property office, accounting, and 14 EMS field offices.
The Democrat, who previously served in that position from 1993-2002 and 2011-2014, said he made the difficult decision after being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune disease. He explained that after complications from dental work he
had a hard time speaking, and knew he should see a doctor. Unable to get an appointment with a neurologist within the next few months, he went to the emergency room instead.
L OC mem ber Cou nc i l Delegate Otto Tso (Tó Nanees Dizí) questioned if the agreement correlated with the funding needs of the program. “What is the funding trend for the program, and how was the negotiations regarding funding completed within the agreement?” asked Tso. Accor d i n g t o N N E M S department manager Henry Wallace, the funding for the program has increased due to the expansion of services and personnel, and salary increases. The Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety director Jesse Delmar and Navajo Nation Department of Justice
completed the agreement negotiation, he added. At the end of the discussion, Tso recommended that the NNDPS continue to advocate for adequate funding for all programs that have intergovernmental contracts. “All governmental agreements should reflect the financial needs of the program. The Nation needs the full amount of funding to provide public safety services,” Tso said. T he L aw a nd Order Committee approved Legislation No. 0451-17 with a vote of 2-0. The Naabik’íyáti’ Committee serves as the final authority for the bill.
POWELL | SEE PAGE 22
OPINIONS Census cuts put New Mexico in jeopardy By Amber Wallin NM Voices for Children
op quiz: which of the following statements are true? a. The census is constitutionally required in order to count every person in the U.S. b. The census determines how much federal money— more than $6 billion—flows into New Mexico’s economy every year.
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c. New Mexicans are more at risk of not being counted by the census than are people in most every other state. d. The census is in jeopa rdy—a nd that puts New Mexicans in jeopardy. If you said “all of the above,” you’d be correct. Unfortunately, that doesn’t guarantee you the prize of being counted and represented in the next big census if things continue the way they are going. Since 1790, the U.S has
been constitutionally required to count every person living in the United States every ten years. As you can imagine, this effort, known as the decennial census, is a massive and complicated endeavor. Our founding fathers included it in the Constitution—and it is crucial that we get it right—because it is used to draw voting districts in the United States, from the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures to city councils and school boards.
The census is a cornerstone of our democracy and ensuring that it is fair and accurate is important to everyone. In addition to being foundational to democratic representation, census data are used to guide nearly $600 billion in funding for programs across the country—$6.2 billion of which comes to New Mexico. That tra nslates to nea rly
CENSUS CUTS | SEE PAGE 17
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17
Enjoy a New Moon on Nov. 18. This is the time to pursue personal goals with the passion of a Scorpio. You may benefit from the intensity of focus and deep probing associated with this fixed water sign. But beware of the shadow side, which brings obsession and burnout. Madame G suggests that while pursuing your goals you also enjoy the season. Happy Thanksgiving!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
This is the time to put those personal goals into action. You’re capable of taking your dreams to the next level. This will require patience and persistence. Madame G recommends you take some time to evaluate those goals. Are you pursuing your goals for the right reasons? Look for the higher purpose and pursue it relentlessly. With clarity comes peace of mind. Good luck!
You don’t always understand yourself until you take a risk. You may have thought you were into something that you eventually outgrew. Maybe you pursued a career that no longer interests you or that you no longer believe in. Perhaps your heart is no longer in it. Whatever the case, you’ll never know until you try. This takes courage. Starting over is not for the faint of heart. You’re tough.
Everything is looking up. This is good and a bit of a break from the tough months behind you. Has anything changed? You may think that everything is better, and it might be. It might also be that your perception about certain situations has evolved. It’s funny that sometimes nothing has to change in order for everything to get better. Look for the silver lining and you’ll find it.
If you’re absorbing too much of the shadow side of the Scorpio, namely obsession and burnout—it might just be time for something new. It’s not over til’ it’s over, but you might be cooked. It doesn’t need to be an all or nothing situation. Instead you may need a break before pursuing something else entirely. Have you always loved art, but never tried it? Now is the time. GO!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The energy of the Scorpion is in full swing. Take advantage of this upcoming New Moon in order to evaluate what you most need out of this life. Write down your goals and continue to pursue them. It’s likely that you’ve already begun to make plans. This is an excellent time to refine them and start financing them. How will you cope with this new era? You will.
Pursuing your dreams is hard and scary. It’s even worse when it seems like no one believes in you. Never assume you know what others are thinking. It’s best just to ask. But, when it comes to your dreams, only you know if you’re capable of more or not. You may have a life goal that no one understands, but if it brings you joy it might be worth it. Life is short.
Your heart’s in the right place. Are your words? It’s hard to know what to tell a friend who is suffering. It may be depression or the loss of a loved one. Instead of lecturing, lend them your ear. If they need advice, they’ll ask. It’s more likely they need a friend to lean on. This saves you from spending too much energy on a problem that isn’t yours to solve anyway. Practice detachment.
Your ideas continue to flow through your fingers. You couldn’t be happier. The challenge of putting up 400lb support beams alone at age 70 is a feat. But you’re not done breaking down social stereotypes. That’s why you got a tattoo in a room full of 20-year-old Marines. Create special moments throughout the week and indulge in smashing stereotypes.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your interests are vast. Time is limited. Instead of pursuing every whim that occurs to you, spend time focusing on yourself. When you have all the free time in the world, what do you do? What do you spend the most time thinking about? Or better yet, what has remained constant through all the changes? When you figure that out, pursue it. Write it down.
What’s up, pussycat? You don’t know if you’re coming or going. This is tough on the Virgo sense of control. Instead of losing yourself in the season, practice radical self-care. That doesn’t mean just getting a mani-pedi. You must exercise every day, eat healthy every day, laugh every day, and socialize with your loved ones. Start reaching out. You need this.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) What’s next? You have so much to learn and discover yet it sometimes feels like you’re running out of time. If this is the case, don’t panic. You just need to reevaluate yourself. What are your goals? Do you hate your job, your life? If this is the case, you really only have yourself to blame. Get it together and get off the couch. You’re capable of so much more than you ever thought.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You may notice that after a while a few people just drop off. It might not mean anything. But when everything fails it’s always good to stop and evaluate the common factor. If it’s you, you may need to change some habits or change the group you’re spending time with. If this happens often with people you like, consider what you do that leaves others hanging.
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Las Cruces company grows with help from partnership loan By Taura Costidis and Sandy Nelson for Finance New Mexico
asey Roberts earned an MBA at the same time he was learning the family trade: welding. Today, the Las Cruces man and his wife, Chancie, own Mesilla Valley Metals, a manufacturer of pipes, structural
steel, farm implements and custom-ordered metal products. “My family has always been in the welding business,” Roberts said. “My dad was a rig welder in Farmington, where my uncle on my mom’s side owns a big fabrication shop. I always enjoyed making something and seeing results at the end of the day.” As a welder, Roberts worked
Casey Roberts and wife Chancie in front of Mesilla Valley Metals. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Finance New Mexico
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with metal all the time. In Aug. 2011, he decided to start a business selling the raw materials of his trade. At first, Mesilla Valley Metals operated from a rented building, but three years later the business needed more room for semitrailers to maneuver. The couple found a larger facility on Lakeside Drive with office space, a fully tooled fabrication shop that would allow Roberts to expand the company’s welding capabilities and an exterior yard for storage. Rober ts went to First American Bank to apply for a loan. The bank referred him to Don Panagrossi, a loan officer at the Southern New Mexico office of Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC), a nonprofit that provides business financing through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program. ELCDC partners with local community banks to provide up to 90 percent financing at below-market, fixed interest rates. Panagrossi credits First American Bank with a spirit of partnership that has led to a close working relationship that benefits clients. ELCDC financed Roberts’ purchase in May 2014, and the company moved into its new home. “In three years, he needed more room again,” Panagrossi said. An abutting 4-acre property was available, and it had a warehouse large enough for the company to store rust-vulnerable ornamental steel indoors and have more raw materials on hand. Having determined that he had to buy the property by Dec. 31, 2016, Roberts returned
to ELCDC for a second loan. Panagrossi worked with Farrah Marquez, assistant vice president of commercial loans at First American Bank in Las Cruces, to buy the property with a bridge loan until permanent financing could be secured. “First American bank really stepped up to the plate” through holidays and vacations to close on the bridge loan by that deadline, Panagrossi said. The second SBA loan was finalized in April 2017. “Don was great to work with,” Roberts said. “There was a lot of paperwork, but he did his best to keep it as easy on me as he could. The main benefit was we got a 20-year, fixed, low rate on the SBA portion — that’s pretty much invaluable. Now we manufacture just about anything you can dream of. You could call us a full-service fabrication shop.” Gross sales doubled the year Mesilla Valley Metals moved to its new location, and the storage yard and warehouse help the company save money by buying in bulk. ELCDC serves a wide variety of businesses, including startups and established ventures with commercial real estate and equipment loans of up to $5 million for land and buildings, construction costs, renovation and remodeling, professional fees and other costs. For information, call (505) 843-9232 or visit www. elcdc.com. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and businesses with skills and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www.FinanceNewMexico.org. OPINIONS
COMMUNITY Annual Gallup veterans event draws the community together HONORING ALL WHO SERVED
By Dee Velasco For the Sun “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – George S. Patton atton’s words rang true for many in Gallup on Nov. 11, as families, friends and officials honored the veterans for their courageous service this past Veterans Day. The city enjoyed a day of festivities, including a wreath ceremony, a parade downtown, and the placement of a United States flag to fly high over Gallup, which local veterans erected. The image of wholesome gratitude seemed to reflect a Norman Rockwell painting, as veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces marched their way to the McKinley County Courthouse plaza. Kids waved their f lags, elderly people saluted the vets, and a solemn appreciation was felt by all.
The ceremony following the parade featured David Cuellar of Veterans Helping Veterans, who called all veterans to attention as the posting of colors and the Pledge of Allegiance were performed. Cuellar also introduced the keynote speaker, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., to say a few words. Lu ján made a point to a dd re s s vet er a n s of t he Vietnam War, who he felt never received the recognition that they deserve. “Never forget those who were lost, never forget those who served,” he said. During the ceremony, Luján set aside a moment of remembrance for Lisa Romero, a victim of the Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival last month. He presented a flag to her parents. The f lag wa s given to Romero’s father, so that he could present it to Miyamura High School, and have it flown in her memory. “I was an honor to be here
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura today and to present that to Mr. Romero, her father, to the family,” Luján said. “I thought
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Gallup City Manager Maryann Ustick enjoys a refreshing drink at the Veterans Day observance at downtown Courthouse Square Nov. 11. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura COMMUNITY
Grand Marshal Randal Henry. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura Gallup Sun • Friday November 17, 2017
Lowriders exhibit comes to Gallup Staff Reports
hanks to overwhelming public support, Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods is coming to Gallup. Over 100 images from the 2016-2017 New Mexico History Museum exhibition
Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods will be traveling throughout the state. Daniel Kosharek curated the exhibit, which explores the cultural significance of custom cars in New Mexico and gives vision to the beauty and meaning behind this form of art and
expression. The exhibit will be free and open to the public, and housed in the El Morro Events Center from Nov. 18 - Dec. 11. The hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 6:30 - 9 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 - 7 pm. There will also be available viewing
The New Mexico History Museum’s popular exhibit showcases lowriders’ roots in New Mexico. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the City of Gallup
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hours during special programs related to the exhibit, and by appointment. Call (505) 7267550 for more information. T h i s t r avel i ng ex h ibit is made possible through an arrangement with AMP Concerts and New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs collaboration funds. The El Morro is kicking off the exhibit with: “¡Órale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico” A Slideshow, Talk and Book Signing with Don Unser. November 18 @ 6pm Lowriders have a long history in New Mexico and have become iconic of New Mexico’s
Hispanic culture. Don Usner, a writer, photographer and cultural historian from Santa Fe, whose photographs are included in the lowrider exhibit, grew up as the lowrider phenomenon blossomed in the Española Valley. Valley is often called “the lowrider capital of the world.” Usner wrote the essay for and contributed photographs to the 2016 book, “¡Órale! Lowrider: Custom Made in New Mexico,” from the Museum of New Mexico Press. He will introduce the exhibit and talk about the history of lowriding in Northern New Mexico, presenting a slideshow and signing books.
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“I think the flag today represents and I hope is treated with the respect that a lot of Gallup efforts went into it,” he said. T houg h A r my veter a n Delbert Nelson, who served in the Korean War, was happy with the gratitude that was shown at the plaza, he did not feel the recognition should be limited to Nov. 11. “I think it’s pretty nice for everyone to get together on Veterans Day, but I think every day should be Veterans Day,” Nelson said. “We have men and women still serving all around the world and it’s what it should be. We have guys in active duty and the reserves.” As the day drew to a close, Luján made his final remarks on Gallup’s celebration, and took a moment to think of the veterans who were not able to be home that day. “To be here today in Gallup to commemorate, celebrate, and recognize Veterans Day was so humbling,” he said. “To be a part of the wreath laying ceremony, the parade down to civic plaza, to share a few words and remarks in a humbling fashion, thanking our veterans and their families for their sacrifices, so many that paid the ultimate sacrifice also reminded us that freedom is not free, and we should never forget our POW’s and those missing in action.” Luján also thanked the veterans for their help in the celebration, and thanked the community for embracing them. “Just a beautiful day to celebrate Veterans Day,” he said, “and to do it right here in Gallup, New Mexico is very special for me.”
it was a special moment, it was welcomed by everyone in attendance. Very humbling, and very sad emotional time, but one that is incredible to be a part of, to be able to celebrate in Lisa’s memory and Lisa’s life.” A f ter the ceremony, a procession was held at the National Guard Armory to celebrate the raising of a new flag pole with an enormous flag set to fly over the city of Gallup at the site of the future national veterans cemetery. Knowing how much effort went into creating the event, Cuellar felt everything came together perfectly. “It came off well, everything was well executed. We’re very proud we got our flag up and got our ceremony done downtown. It took a lot of planning and a lot of work, but now we can sit back and eat a hot dog and relax,” Cuellar said. Ma ny of t he vet er a n s i n at tenda nce ex pres sed pride over the celebration. U.S. Marine veteran Dennis Gardner was thrilled by the raising of the flag, and felt it did justice to his service. “Oh, I’m thrilled about that flag up on that hill. That denotes something to me that far surpasses other areas of being a veteran,” he said. “I appreciate that flag and I’ll fight for it anytime, for our nation, our families… it’s just good to be a veteran.” Local historian Mar tin Link, who served in the U.S. Army, felt the flag was indeed a long overdue gift to veterans.
Gallup Sun wins NMPA awards, again
CENSUS CUTS | FROM PAGE 13
$3,000 in federal program dollars per New Mexican per year for the next decade. These census-dependent programs are crucial for the health and well-being of our children and families, as well as our state’s economy. They include Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), highway construction, Medicare, Title I grants for education, the school lunch proStaff Reports Cor re spondent Ber n ie gram, Head Start, and housing Dotson won a first place programs, to name just a few. ERNA LILLO, N.M. award for Sports Writing. Sun The next big census count— —The Ga llup Sun Editor and Publisher Babette Census 2020—takes place in won three awards at Herrmann and former Editorial three years, and while that may the 2017 New Mexico Assistant Mia Rose Poris won sound far away, the Bureau Press Association’s Better a second place award for news should already be significantly Newspaper Contest. The Sun writing, and photographer Hawk ramping up preparation efforts, is classified under the Weekly Segura won an award for his which requires additional fundClass II category. “Nightly Indian Dances” photo. ing. Unfortunately, the Census The awa rds ceremony, The Gallup Sun has been Bureau and Census 2020 are which was held at the Santa the recipient of NMPA awards already being underfunded, Ana Pueblo Hyatt Tamaya for two consecutive years. which could be extremely Resort, celebrated various Dotson and Herrmann received harmful to our state. newspapers from around the NMPA sports and news writing W hen the census is state. awards last year, too. under-resourced, it is more likely that some groups of people will not be counted. MAYOR’S RACE Democrats now have a super- While the goal of the census | FROM PAGE 9 majority of six seats on the is to count all populations nine-seat council. Democrats equally well, cer tain peoCITY COUNCIL have enough votes to override ple are harder to reach and RACE a veto of the mayor, which to count than others. Some would be unlikely with Keller of the people most likely to Borrego defeated Robert in office. be u ndercou nted i nclude Aragon in City Council District The wider majority also Hispanics, Native Americans, 5. Borrego is a Democrat, while means there would not need immigrants, young children, Aragon is a Republican. to be a unanimous vote among and people liv ing in rural “Seven months ago I got in Democrats to pass legislation areas, in poverty, or without this race because I was sick on the city council. internet access. Chances are, and tired of the direction this The Democratic Party of even if you don’t belong to city was headed, the crime New Mexico praised Keller and any of these groups you know that plagues this city has to Borrego. someone who does. Because stop, we must bring back our “After eight years of the New Mexico has high percenteconomy, and we must invest failed Republican administra- ages of each of these populainto our children’s education,” tion of Berry and Lewis, it’s tions, New Mexicans are more Borrego said. “This has been obvious why voters chose Tim at risk of not being counted a hard fought race, and I am Keller and Cynthia Borrego than residents of almost any humbled by tonight’s results, tonight–they’re ready for lead- other state. Statewide, 53 voters are hungry for real ers who will invest in our com- percent of our Hispanic popthey want to be taken munities and bring solutions to ulation and 45 percent of our o live bychange, such as honesty, integrity and clarity. As a family-owned seriously and make sure the the challenges the city faces,” young children live in areas old these values day. It’s the way you live and the way issues a re every actua lly being DPNM chair Richard Ellenberg that are considered hard to addressed. said. count. This has some pretty The district is currently Laura Paskus contributed held by Lewis until his term to this report ends at the end of the month. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. T h e w i n m e a n s t h a t com
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appropriate at least $1.8 billion for the Census Bureau in FY 2018 ($303 million more than the administration requested) and possibly more based on updated cost projections and information. Congress should also seek information from the Census Bureau on the specific consequences of underfunding the census. • Congress should reject all proposals to add untested questions to the 2020 census, including H.R. 3600, sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), which would ask immigrants under which federal program or law they became legal residents or citizens. Such questions could keep some immigrants—no matter their legal status—from returning their census form. Not only would they not be counted, but their children—even those born in the U.S.—would also not be counted. This could seriously undermine the accuracy and fairness of the census and would be particularly damaging to New Mexico. Not only is a decennial census constitutiona l ly required, it is also a necessary basis for equal voting representation and equal access to economic opportunities, vital federal programs and state services, and private-sector investment. An accurate census is critical for our democracy and every American and every New Mexican deserves to be counted and to be equally represented. An under-funded census is a constitutional issue, an economic issue, and a fairness issue. Census 2020 is something that will impact all New Mexicans, and we need to ensure that it is adequately funded and as fair, thorough, and accurate as possible. Amber Wallin, MPA, is the KIDS COUNT Director at New Mexico Voices for Children Visit: www.nmvoices.org
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A weak ‘Justice League’ offers few laughs, lots of CGI RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 121 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ver the pa st four years, DC has pushed to create a grand cinematic universe, equivalent to the one created by its contemporary (and competitor) Marvel. It’s fair to say that while their latest attempts have resulted in box office success, the quality of the films has been uneven. Justice League is a team-up film along the lines of The Avengers, introducing and uniting several of the biggest characters in comics. This reviewer can report that the latest effort is slightly better than the previous Batman/ Superman entry. However, it still manages to do more wrong than it does right. Several months after the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), the world is in mourning. When Bruce Wayne, aka Batman (Ben Affleck), encounters an evil minion known as a Parademon, he becomes concerned. Wayne sets out to form a Justice League to combat the new threat that includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Together, they
square off against an otherworldly foe named Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds). The villain announces his intention to locate three powerful Mother Boxes hidden on Earth and combine them into an Uberbox of sorts, which will cause a kind of Hell on Earth. Don’t ask for specifics about why these world-destroying items were created in the first place, the explanation is vague. As with the earlier episode, this tale begins with a heavy, somber and overly serious tone. There’s a gray and colorless hue to the look of the film as well. The cast also has very little in the way of zippy material to help elevate the mood. Much of the dialogue is flat and the performances come across as incredibly stiff. A few throwaway lines earn a minor chuckle here and there, but anytime the characters are forced to talk about grave issues and personal trials, it’s hollow, stilted, and at times even wince-inducing. The action itself is handled reasonably enough, although it is showcased using an overload of CGI effects that look less than photorealistic. And there are some other oddities about these sequences. There’s a showdown between several characters at a park in the middle of a city, with the superheroes using their remarkable powers to fight (and even do some property damage). Yet
Star heavy “Justice League” fails to deliver a solid and interesting storyline. Now playing. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. while all of this is happening, not a single metropolitan citizen is visible rubbernecking at the action. It’s rather stunning that no one would notice what was going on. We don’t get to know a whole lot about the generic CGI super-villain either, which makes him a less than dynamic foe. The clima x involves Steppenwolf taking control of an old, vacated Russian nuclear reactor and using it as his home base. We are told that the lives of many unfortunate residents in the Chernobyl-like area are in immediate danger, yet we only see a single family of four over the entire course of events. As the movie progresses to its climax, there’s a distinct lack of, well, people... which is strange for a mov ie about sav ing
humanity and the planet. In fact, it doesn’t seem like anyone outside the core group of heroes actually knows that there’s any threat at all. Again, this drains stakes and suspense from the proceedings. On the plus side, there is more of an attempt at humor in the latter stages of the film when the characters unite to fight against evil. The script attempts to use The Flash as comic relief, and while several one-liners are ineffectual, a few minor quips do work. The most effective moment in the entire movie is a confession from Aquaman that ends with a funny reveal. It’s the one gag that actually lands perfectly and earns a big laugh. Hopefully this ma rks the beginnings of an attempt to
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Nov. 17, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
t’s a really busy week once again with some intriguing Blu-ray and DVD releases coming your way. So if you can’t get out to the theater this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!
BIG NEW RELEASES! 6 Below: Mir a c l e on the Mountain Based on a true account, t h i s mov ie fol low s a n e x- ho ckey player struggling with personal demons who decides to go snowboarding alone in the High Sierra mountains. Bad idea! When a snowstorm hits unexpectedly, he becomes lost and struggles to survive incredibly brutal conditions for several days. Reaction to this drama wasn’t particularly overwhelming. While admitting it was an interesting tale, the movie received criticism for being pedestrian and bland in its presentation of the story, and ultimately failed to convey the true horrors experienced. Starring Josh Harnett, Mira Sorvino and Sarah Dumont. Amityville: The Awakening - The 1977 book “The Amityville Horror,” about an evil house tormenting its owners, has resulted in a massive franchise of films. So far, 18 movies (although many of them made for the direct-to-video market) have been produced. The most recent chapter follows a new family as they move in to their haunted home, start to feel a supernatural influence, and eventually to turn on one another. Critics panned the movie. They wrote that while it had a good cast, the movie did nothing to distinguish itself from others in the series, and repeated the plot elements in an uninspired manner. Interestingly, it was shot in 2014, but shelved by the distributor. The cast includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Makenna Grace, Cameron Monagha n a nd Kur twood Smith. Aquarius - A 65-year-old widow and retiree living in COMMUNITY
Brazil faces great difficulty when she becomes the last resident at her apartment complex. Eager developers want to buy her out so that they can develop a new condominium. She resists, however, and the wishful buyers decide to make her life unbearable until she agrees to sell. It becomes a battle of wills between the two parties. This foreign-language drama earned plenty of praise during its arthouse run late last year. The consensus being that although the movie was a bit lengthy, the lead performance is fantastic, the events compelling, and the themes resonant. Sonja Braga plays the lead. Atomic Blonde Based on a graphic novel of the same name, t h is action pictu re is set in Berlin du r i n g t he Cold War. An MI6 agent is sent in to investigate the murder of a compatriot, only to find herself double-crossed and under attack. The press was generally positive about the feature. Some believed that the story itself didn’t hold up to much scrutiny and therefore couldn’t recommend it. But other critics praised the spectacular stunt work and action and gave the plot a pass. The movie features Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones and Bill Skarsgard. Brigsby Bear - An adult outcast who lives in t he d e s e r t spends much of his time watching a c h i ld r e n’s show about a large bear. When the program is abruptly cancelled, the surprised and disappointed lead sets out to make his own series finale and provide the character some closure. Weirdness ensues. Critics really liked this oddball comedy. There were a few who didn’t appreciate the seriousness that eventually worked its way into the story, but most found it to be a lowkey and sweet feature that effortlessly charmed. It stars Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear,
Claire Danes, Matt Walsh and Andy Samberg. In T his Cor ner of the World - This animated picture from Japan tells is a comingof-age story about a teenage girl who gets married and lives a simple life with her family in Hiroshima during WWII. Obviously, the woman is forced to forage a new life after the war reaches her home and staggering devastation occurs. The movie received excellent notices from reviewers. It has been described as a beautifully animated, emotional and relatable effort that details how ordinary lives are forever altered by events well beyond their control and understanding. Kedi He r e’s a n i nt ere s t i n g conceit for a documentary. The city of Ista nbul is examined and documented through the eyes of its massive population of stray cats, who have resided in the area for centuries. Repor tedly, there are thousands upon thousands living in the streets and the citizens have taken it upon themselves to keep them fed and happy. A few thought that it was a nice but otherwise unremarkable doc. However, most members of the press were taken with the numerous cats on display and the movie’s assertion that their presence had a strangely positive effect on the population. T h e S e c r e t Scripture - Ba sed on the popula r novel, the plot of this d ra ma i n v ol v e s a psychiatrist v isiting a mental institution that is about to be torn down. While there, he interviews an elderly resident. She discusses her life in the facility, fascinating the doctor. The resident’s tales didn’t end up fascinating critics. A spattering of them enjoyed the performances, but most described it as a melodramatic misfire that didn’t make much narrative sense and worsened as it
progressed. Now viewers can make up their own minds. It stars Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana and Theo James. Unlocked - A CIA agent fails to apprehend a terrorist who then causes death and disaster during an attack in Paris. Shuffled off behind a desk at a London branch, she finds herself uncovering an even larger plot while interviewing a criminal suspect. The lead tries to redeem herself, and to stop sinister parties attempting to unleash a biological attack. Reviews weren’t overwhelming for this action/thriller. A few thought it was a passable potboiler and liked the female-centered focus, but most called it a predictable and by-the-numbers thriller. It features Noomi Repace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich and Michael Douglas. W hose Streets? - This documentary ch ron icles the Ferguson, Missouri vigils, uprising, and protest measures taken after unarmed local Darren Wilson was shot dead by police in Aug. of 2014. It introduces viewers to residents and allies who felt compelled to make their voices heard, and also captures the more extreme actions taken by other factions. The movie earned a nearly unanimous approval rating from critics, who commented that it doesn’t shy away from putting viewers right in the middle of the fracas, helping them to get a palpable sense of what occurred and empathize with the participants. Wind River - A new FBI recruit is sent to investigate the murder of a local Native American woman near a reservation. She teams with an emotionally scarred game tracker to determine what happened to the woman and why it occurred. Of course, the pair’s own lives come into danger during the inquiry. Reaction to this thriller from Taylor Sheridan (Hell of High Water) was positive overall. Most admitted that it wasn’t quite on par with the director’s previous feature and took a few missteps (particularly during the final act). However,
they generally felt that it was a well-acted and compelling mystery. It stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Julia Jones, Jon Bernthal, Gil Birmingham and Graham Greene. The Women’s Balcony - This comedy from Israel involves a village family’s trails over two significant events. It starts with a bar mitzvah that suffers from a big mishap and climaxes with a wedding. Based on press notes, it appears that much of the movie involves the women of the community squaring off against a rigid and strict rabbi. The movie was a hit in its home country and also earned good reviews in North America. It has been called a very enjoyable, sweet and breezy ensemble film that entertains from beginning to end. The cast includes Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor and Orna Banai. Zoology - In this Russian drama, an inwardly drawn middle-aged woman who works in a zoo and lives with her religious mom must endure the daily grind. Day after day, co-workers and the lady’s mother treat her poorly. Things change when the woman suddenly grows a tail. Strangely enough, it emboldens her as she begins to take more control of her life. However, when more physical changes start occurring, it puts the lead at a crossroads. Reaction towards this foreign-language movie has been positive, with reviews concluding that while it may be bizarre, the tale works well as a sharp satire. It features Natalya Pavlenkova and Dmitry Groshev.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Video have a Blu-ray/ DVD combo box set arriving that will be of great interest to horror fans. George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn includes three of the director’s more difficult to locate films, which were released between Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978). This includes the
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Gallup Sun • Friday November 17, 2017
SPORTS 360 Miyamura tops Deming, 49-26 NO. 7 PATS ADVANCE TO PLAY NO. 2 AND UNDEFEATED BELEN By Bernie Dotson For the Sun
he Miyamura Patriots held off late drives by Deming and beat the Wildcats 49-26 Nov. 10 in a first-round 5A state playoff football game played at Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium. The Patr iots (9 -2, 3 -2) advanced and will play Belen (10-0, 4-0) on Nov. 18 at 1 pm in a home game for Belen. The Eagles are the sole undefeated team to play the Patriots this year. “ I t h o u g h t we pl a ye d well,” Patriots’ head coach Wes Sha nk sa id a f ter t he game. “In the playoffs, everybody plays their best game. That’s just the way the playoffs are.” Senior quarterback Matt Chavez played superbly, keeping the Patriots ahead after both halves with pinpoint passes and precision running. Chavez was 19-of-25 for 231 yards and carried 16 times for 91 yards with just one interception in the game. That interception came as the second quarter closed, with Miyamura leading 21-7. Chavez scored in the early part of the third quarter to give the Pats a 28-14 cushion.
When the Wildcats came back on a 9-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Daniel Garcia, the game looked to be up for grabs. But the Miyamura offense was fluid and smooth throughout the entire game and the defense made stops when it mattered. “I thought the game was played pretty evenly the first half,” Deming head coach Greg Simmons said. Deming ended the 2017 with a 6-6 overall record. “Not enough breaks went our way.”
THE MHS MACHINE Chavez scored with 6:30 left in the third, but was called out for taunting, which cancelled the touchdown. The ball was subsequently placed at the Wildcats’ 8-yard line as a result of the penalty. The left-handed Chavez ultimately found junior wideout Jason Cordova on a slant and the Pats went up 49-26. Senior A.J. Silva scored early for Miyamura when he beat the Wildcats’ secondary for a 31-yard score. Senior wide receiver Giovanni Chioda was instrumental in catching long and short passes from Chavez, and in running a couple of end around plays for Miyamura gains.
Miyamura senior quarterback Matt Chavez (7) plows through the Deming defense for a short gain in the first quarter. Chavez scored six TD’s in the game. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura Chavez scored six times for the Patriots, who appeared to let up a bit late in the second quarter. A bright spot for the Wildcats on offense was senior Ryan Larko, who scored first for Deming but put the
Miyamura wideout Giovanni Chioda (18) gains yardage on an end around. The versatility of Chioda kept the Wildcats’ defense on guard throughout the game. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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Wildcats on the board. Larko later scored on two conversion plays. Defensively, Chioda and Silva recorded an interception apiece. Senior linebacker Ty Talor recorded eight tackles,
two for quarterback losses. Belen eased by Los Lunas 35-34 on Nov. 4 in the Eagles’ last game of the 2017 season. The Eagles averaged 325 rushing yards a game this season and 140 through the air.
Deming junior quarterback Daniel Garcia (9) scores late in the third quarter against the Patriots’ defense. MHS never trailed in the first-round state 5A playoff game Nov. 10. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura SPORTS
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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.
2nd Publication Friday, November 17, 2017 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a meeting of the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Gallup City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico; to consider final approval of the following entitled Ordinance: An ordinance of the city of gallup, new mexico granting to sacred wind telesolutions a non-exclusive franchise to provide telecommunications within the City of Gallup The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A draft copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk PUBLISH: Friday, November 17, 201 *** LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSAGE BY TITLE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. C2017-9 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico, at its regular meeting of November 14, 2017 passed, adopted and approved the following entitled Ordinance:
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DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 19 counterculture romantic comedy, There’s Always Vanilla (1971), as well as the effectively eerie drama, Season of the Witch (1972). And finally, buyers will receive the extremely tense a nd ex per tly made thriller, The Crazies (1973). All have been given spiffy new restorations from original elements with vastly improved image and sound quality. The set also comes with a wealth of extras. They include film jou r na l ist com ment a r ies, interviews with Romero, bits of never before seen behind the scenes footage… there’s literally too much to go through right here. It’s a superb release. One thing is for certain, if you’re a fan of the director, this is a great way to catch up with his lesser-known titles and add them to your collection. Let’s hope they can also license the out of print Martin (1978) at some point in the future. There are plenty of other interesting releases as well. Criterion has a Blu-ray of the well-regarded drama Desert Hearts (1985). This independent film involves a love affair between two women in the 50s. The disc includes a new 4K restoration of the feature, director
audio commentary, as well as a conversation between the filmmaker and actress Jane Lynch, interviews with stars Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau, and documentaries on the production. They also have Le Samouri (1967), French film about a contract killer who models himself after samurai warriors of Japan. I haven’t seen it, but the movie is beloved by crime cinema aficionados and sounds very interesting. The Blu-ray comes with a short documentary on the director, archival interviews with cast and crew, as well as a 2005 retrospective discussion. Shout! Factory has some notable Blu-ray titles as well. Attack of the Puppet People (1958) involves an insane dollmaker who manages to invent a way to shrink people to a height of roughly six inches. This twisted individual starts miniaturizing people (including his secretary) to keep them as pets or playthings. The small but determined group decides to fight back, escape, and hopefully figure out a way to instigate a growth spurt. This movie arrives with a new 2K transfer, film historian commentary and a theatrical trailer. On a similar tack, they also have a “Collector’s Edition”
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POWELL | FROM PAGE 12 “You just can’t run a statewide campaign, or I can’t, with this condition,” Powell told NM Political Report. He’s confident that with medicine and treatment, he’ll continue to lead an active life. But, Powell joked with characteristic good humor, politicians need to talk a lot while campaigning. “Fortunately, I’ve visited with a good friend of mine who’s willing to jump in,” Powell said,
Ray Powell. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NM Political Report
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of The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981). It’s a comedy about a put-upon suburban housewife who ingests a household chemical and begins to get smaller and smaller, perplexing her family. If memory serves, at one point she ends up in a lab befriending a gorilla. Lily Tomlin plays the lead role. The disc includes a brand new transfer as well as interviews with Tomlin, director Joel Schumacher, and the writer/ producer, cinematographer and composer. There’s also a deleted scene, trailer and still gallery. This one has been hard to find for a long time, so many will be happy to finally be able to pick it up in high-definition. Shout! also has The Paul Naschy Collection II Bluray set, which includes the cheesy B-movies Hunchback of the Morgue (1973), Devil’s Possessed (1974), The Werewolf and the Yeti (1975), Night of the Howling Beast (1974), Exorcism (1974) aka Lorna the Exorcist and A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975). And yes, it comes with a bevy of extras as well. None of the features are particularly good, but even I must admit that The Werewolf and the Yeti, if nothing else, is a great-sounding title for a movie. Finally, Kino has several Blu-ray featuring films from various eras, including the film noir, The Man Who Died Twice (1958), the silent feature The Last Laugh (1924) and the modern crime flick, This World, Then the Fireworks (1997).
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‘Rockin’ his Mocs’
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some options for the kids. Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
Mason Salazar, who “rocked his mocs” on Nov. 15, turned one on Nov. 17. Happy Birthday! Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shelby Salazar
adding that state Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos, is going to run for commissioner. In a separate, written statement, Powell called Garcia Richard a “fighter with a strong history of standing up for New Mexico and its people.” Garcia Richard, another Democrat, is a teacher and chair of the House Education Committee. She was first elected in 2013. NM Political Report reached out to Garcia Richard to confirm her interest in the race, but did not hear
back immediately. Powell noted the diagnosis has reminded him of his good fortune and good health, which isn’t shared by all New Mexicans. “I took that for granted and the lessons that I’ve learned acutely is how desperate a problem we have here with our medical system, across the country, but particularly in New Mexico,” he said. “We really need to address that. I’m lucky, I’ve got insurance and as a veterinarian, I knew
something was wrong and I pursued it. There are a lot of people who don’t have those advantages, and they’re falling through the cracks.” State Sen. George Muñoz a nd Ga r r et t VeneK l a s en a re each r unning for the Democratic nomination. Public Regulation Commissioner Pat Lyons, also a for mer State Land Commissioner, also announced he will run for the position. Visit: nmpoliticalreport. com CLASSIFIEDS
COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 17-23, 2017 FRIDAY, Nov. 17 VETERANS’ PANCAKE BREAKFAST Catherine A. Miller is having a “Pancake Breakfast” for Veterans and their families. 7-9am @ Gallup-McKinley County Schools. FAMILY FUN WALKS AND RUN Join us for a Family Fun Walk and Run @ Whitehorse Lake Senior Center, 11 am. 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. GET UP AND GAME 4 pm @ Children’s Branch. Get moving with fun and active Kinect video games. SATURDAY, Nov. 18 TURKEY TROT Join us for the “Turkey Trot” 5K and one mile run. 9:30 am @ UNM-G Trail. GALLUP ARTSCRAWL Join us 10 am-4 pm for the 3rd Annual “Second Street Arts Festival” in downtown Gallup. The crawl will feature 50-plus artists and food vendors. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. Produced by gallupARTS. Visit: www.galluparts.org. CRAFTY KIDS 3RD ANNUAL SECOND STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 10 am-4 pm @ 2nd Street. The Octavia Fellin Public Library brings Crafty Kids to this year’s 3rd Annual Second Street Arts Festival. Library staff will be facilitating “make and take” crafts for the entire family. The participation of the OFPL in this community event is the result of a blossoming partnership between the library and gallupARTS. “FALL IN LINE, HOLDEN” AUTHOR: DANIEL VANDEVER 2pm @ Children’s Branch. Native author and illustrator Daniel Vandever will be joining us at the Children’s Branch for a reading and author talk featuring his children’s book, “Fall In Line, Holden.” MONDAY, Nov. 20 FAMILY FUN WALKS AND RUN Join us for a Family Fun CALENDAR
Walk and Run @ Pueblo Pintado Chapter, 11 am. 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. THANKSGIVING BREAK No school Nov. 20-24. AWARDS ASSEMBLY There will be an “Awards Assembly” @ Red Rock Elementary: 9 am. TUESDAY, Nov. 21 FAMILY FUN WALKS AND RUN Join us for a Family Fun Walk and Run @ Crownpoint Hospital, 11 am. 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. PARA EDUCATORS TEST There is a Para Educators Test @ SSC Training Lab: 1:30-5 pm. MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 22 INDIGENOUS DAY Join our camp for Un-Thanksgiving. 6 pm @ McKinley County Court House Square. TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) 10:30-11:30am @ Children’s Branch. Come enjoy an active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. CLOSING EARLY Both branches of the Library will be closing at 6 pm. THURSDAY, Nov. 23 CLOSED The Library will be closed from Nov. 23-25 and will resume regular hours on Nov. 27. 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 110 am-Noon, Tues.- Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 7268068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: email@example.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1 pm 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) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. 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. TEDDY BEAR DRIVE We are collecting NEW stuffed animals to donate to hospitals, police and fire departments for children in need. Donation locations: Navajo Treatment Center for Children and their families Admin. Bldg. #2, second floor Division of Social Services in Window Rock, Az; Nava jo Treatment Center for Children and their families Kit Carson Rd, Fort Defiance Az. Call (828) 871-6807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATE JEFFERSON CRAFT FAIR On Nov. 26, 9 am-5 pm @ Jefferson Elementary School, 300 Mollica Dr. A concession stand will be available all day. For more information call (505) 721-3001. 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) 8794176. Location: Northside Senior Center, 607 N. 4th St. CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING On Dec. 1, join us for a Community Christmas Tree lighting event, 6 pm. Tuba City Bashas’ Parking lot. 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) 7222228. UNM-GALLUP On Dec. 7, UNM-Gallup will host “New Student Orientation.” 2 pm in room SSTC 200. HOLIDAY IN NEW MEXICO On Dec. 7, join us for Holiday in New Mexico. 5-8 pm @ Gurley Hall. ARTSCRAWL: FIRED UP On Dec. 9, this ArtsCrawl, we’re turning up the heat. Chili lovers get in the Christmas spirit and help choose who makes the best red or green. Feel the fire in your belly another way by following the lead of cheerleaders and marching in our Parade of Lights: 7-9 pm, Downtown Gallup. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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