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NEWS Solar farm prepares to flip the ‘on’ switch CITY ON TRACK TO SAVE $1 MILLION OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS
By Jonathan Gregg Sun Correspondent
he city’s new solar power project is in the final phases of testing, and is slated to go live in the next several weeks. Once operational, the site will generate roughly 10 percent of Gallup’s power. The solar farm will be located on city-owned property south of Interstate 40, between the pending Allison Road interchange and Muñoz exit. The project, two years in the making, began from a city request for proposals in 2015. The firm selected for the job was and is Standard Solar Inc. The company also owns and operates the endless rows of solar panels that now obscure a once barren field. According to an article on the project by Kelsey Misbrener
for Solar Power World, “The single-axis tracker array is expected to generate more than 20 million kilowatt-hours of power annually providing nearly 10 percent of the city’s energy use.” Standard Solar will have the right to lease the land from the city for 25 years, but the city has retained the right to purchase the project after seven years. Richard Matzke, electric director for the city of Gallup, spoke to the Sun regarding the project’s cost to the city. “To date, the city has paid roughly $135,000 toward the project, including costs to prepare the RFP (request for proposals) and negotiate the power purchase agreement [and] geotechnical report,” he said. Mat zke a lso sa id t hat going forward there would be
Richard Matzke, electric director for the city of Gallup. Matzke anticipates that the solar project will save the city roughly $1 million dollars over 25 years. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura additional costs associated with the project, relating to the extension that will connect it to Gallup’s electrical system.
Solar panels tilted towards the sun at the solar farm in Gallup Feb. 13. Each row contains an individual, solar powered engine that rotates the rom from -45˚ to 45˚ to follow the angle of the sun. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo
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Despite high initial and anticipated expenses, Matzke pointed out that the efforts to move the city towards renewable energy would eventually prove frugal. “This project will save the city roughly $1 million over 25 years,” he said during a phone interview. T he re a s on for t he s e expected savings is partly because the solar power the city purchases from Standard will cost less than the rate the city currently pays to Continental Divide Electric Cooperative Inc., its primary
supplier. The city does not currently generate power on its own. Instead, it purchases all of its power from other sources, primarily Continental, with a le s ser a mou nt com i ng from Western Area Power Administration. Going forward, the solar power from Standard will also be included in that mix. Electrical power is priced in “kilowatt-hour,” or “kWh”. A kilowatt-hour is equal to 3.6 megajoules, which is roughly the energy needed to power a television for 10 hours straight. On average, a laborer working for eight hours will generate half of one kilowatt-hour over the course of his day. The rate the city pays to
SOLAR PROJECT | SEE PAGE 12
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WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING?
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 97 percent with less the 1% 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 Housing Authority 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 200 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 minus 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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Reaching a compromise for a better New Mexico THE ART OF COMPROMISE
By State Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup
ANTA FE – I was once told that a good compromise is when each side is not happy with the deal, but they can live with it. I think that explains where this year’s budget ended up, and I am satisfied with our work to reach this compromise. A s the cha ir of House Appropriations and Finance Committee, it is my responsibility to provide a balanced budget that reflects the priorities and needs of New Mexico and the critical investments that will raise the bar and better the lives of all New Mexicans. Just one year ago, our state found itself nearly insolvent, leading us to make difficult decisions and cuts across all agencies. I am happy to report that our revenues have exceeded expectations, putting us presently in good shape. These gains are largely contributed to production and pricing in the oil and gas industry. I recognize that while this
State Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup windfall is a blessing, it would be risky to increase the budget, substantially betting that this trend will continue. So, I spearheaded the following fiscally-conservative framework: Budget. We made critical investments in the overall budget by back-filling agencies that were cut last year, but only increased the state’s total budget by four percent. This increase virtually matches the executive’s recommendation. Unlike what you see in the toxic Washington, D.C. environment, my committee
reached consensus on our budget, reflecting bipartisan compromise and our ability to work across the aisle to reach a deal. Reserves. A key priority was to restore our state reser ves. Our budget puts over 10 percent into reserve to hedge against potential boom and bust cycles and federal impacts on our state. We also put $16 million into the rainyday fund. Public Education. A second priority is making gains in education. This budget increases classroom spending by $69 million dollars, boosts teacher salaries, and makes critical investments into early education, where data shows us we can bend the curve and increase success rates. Healthcare. A third priority is securing healthcare coverage to all New Mexicans, especially for our children and elders. This budget increases Medicaid to a total of $930 million. We also have increased the Health Department budget to address rising costs and the waiting list for the
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developmentally disabled, and the Children, Youth, and Families Department for childcare, protective services, and domestic violence prevention statewide. Compensation. Lastly, we have not provided a raise to any state employees since the Great Recession of 2009. With these increased revenues, we felt it prudent to provide a modest two percent increase for state employees. Further, we made additional raises for those that provide us with public safety, including our state police, prison guards, parole officers and district attorney staff. During the budget hearing process, some were very
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disheartened to hear that while Albuquerque receives the press coverage on its crime issues, the city of Gallup per capita has the highest crime rate in the state. Finally, my constituents have impressed upon me the need for
COMPROMISE | SEE PAGE 16
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WANTED: Area woman for vehicle theft, larceny charges Staff Reports
he McKinley County Sher i ff ’s Off ice is looking for Khadjha Keams, 22, after a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. Keams had been arrested on Aug. 28, 2017 on charges of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and two counts of larceny. A resident of Window Rock, Ariz., Keams may be on the Navajo Reservation. If she is found on reservation land, the Navajo Nation has already approved extradition, according to the sheriff’s office. Keams had been facing aggravated battery with a deadly weapon charge back in October, 2016 but court records said this case was discharged two months later. Anyone with information
Khadjha Keams about Keams’ whereabouts can call sheriff chief investigator Merle Bates at (505) 722-8514. Callers can also call Crime Stoppers at (877) 722-6161. Callers do not have to leave their name and if the information leads to her arrest, the caller may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Arizona man charged in robbery Staff Reports
n Arlington, Ariz. man was arrested Feb. 15 by Gallup Police in connection with a bank robbery in Gallup. Casey Erin Davenport, 41, was charged with robbery and tampering with evidence.
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Suspect arrested in Knife fight lands two in hospital Conoco west robbery attempt, stabbing Staff Reports
allup police responded to a call about a repor ted stabbing just after noon Feb. 21. Ga l lup Pol ice Capt . Marinda Spencer said GPD officers responded to a call
clerk at a Gallup gas station was transported to the hospital after being stabbed during an armed robbery late in the afternoon Feb. 15. Two Native American males entered the convenience store at Mustang Conoco, 3302 W. Highway 66, about 5:20 pm, and attempted to run out with beer, heading north from the station. One of the clerks was stabbed in her ribs, and another man standing on the side of the business said the outside of his wrist was sliced by the robber for no reason. Eric Michael Begaye, 24, of Mentmore has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, tampering with evidence and robbery. Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said police questioned several men after the robbery was reported, and through
about a fight at a bus stop on Kachina Street. When they got there, they found two men fighting. One of the men received a cut on his arm while the other had what appeared to be a cut to the forehead. Spencer said the cut on the forehead does not appear to be from a knife
and may have been caused by the man falling down or hitting his head on something. Both men have been transported to a local hospital. As of 5 pm the day of the stabbing, no arrests had been made and police had not released the names of the two men.
Eric Michael Begaye video surveillance, they were able to identify Begaye as the person who was responsible for the stabbing and slicing. Begaye did not have the knife with him when he was arrested, but Foster said he might have dropped it while he was running from police officers. The search for the other suspect is still ongoing.
The site of the Feb. 21 stabbing that left two men in the hospital with injuries. The fight occurred at a bus stop on Kachina Street, near Walmart. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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Weekly Police Activity Report Staff Reports
A THOREAU MYSTERY 2/20, Thoreau McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the men responsible for stealing a trailer from Elkins Pawn Shop in Thoreau Feb. 20. It was on that date that Dick Elkins reported to the sheriff’s office that someone walked up to the gate on his property and cut the lock, while another man drove into his lot, and then the first man hitched a trailer to his vehicle. The pair of thieves then drove away, taking the trailer with them. Video surveillance indicated that the man who cut the lock was about five feet, ten inches tall and was heavy set. The driver of the vehicle never got out, so there is no identification on him. The stolen trailer was described as being a black, flatbed trailer with a wooden bottom and side rails. It is between 16 and 18 feet in length.
BE CAREFUL WHO YOU ASK FOR HELP 2/18, Gallup It began as a simple request for a ssista nce after a man was reported waving down vehicles on Interstate 40.
When police got to the scene, they found Matthew Chavez, 41 of Albuquerque talking to a man who had stopped to give him assistance. Chavez said he was trying to get someone to drive him to a store to get gas because his car had run out of gas. Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster offered to take him to get gas and dropped him off at the Giant gas station near the 36-mile turnoff. A little later, he learned that the car had been reported stolen, so he went out searching for Chavez, and finally found him on a bench outside of Denny’s Restaurant asleep. Chavez told Foster he was just standing by the vehicle and never said he was driving it. This excuse didn’t work, and he was charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle. When Chavez was searched, police found him in possession of multiple EBT cards with different names on them.
A RECKLESS PURSUIT 2/16, Gallup Area law enforcement officials, including city, county and Navajo, were all involved in a high-speed pursuit Feb. 16 in an effort to capture suspects who were driving a stolen vehicle. Gallup police first pursued the suspect vehicle as it headed
south on State Highway 602. Once outside the city, the pursuit was taken over by sheriff deputies and Navajo police. According to a backup report by the sheriff’s office, the vehicle was seen speeding as high as 88 miles per hour to avoid capture. As the pursuit continued, deputies reported seeing the driver put out his hand with his middle finger extended to show his defiance. Finally, stop sticks were set up on Twin Buttes Road on the reservation boundary and the driver, later identified as Brandon Largo, 25, tried to avoid the sticks but ran aground on an embankment. Largo then reportedly got out of the car and began running, and after a short foot chase was captured and arrested and turned over to city police.
SKIMMING IN GALLUP 2/15, south of Gallup The Gallup area got its first taste of a crime that is a problem in many large cities in the country – skimmers being used to hack people’s credit card information. McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Jonathan Todachine Jr. was dispatched to the El Sabino south of Gallup on State Highway 602 because of a complaint that someone had tampered with the company’s gas pumps. Todachine talked to Roxanna Garcia, who told him she received a complaint from a customer that there had been fraudulent activity on his credit card account
after he had pumped gas at the establishment. Garcia said the company’s pumps were checked out and skimming devices were found on two of the pumps. Technicians called to investigate said they had no idea how long the skimming devices were in place. As to how they got there, Garcia learned that as long as you have a key to that kind of pump, it would open any pump for that brand and once the device is in place, thieves could retrieve the credit card information of anyone who used it. The devices were removed from the machines and taken by the sheriff’s office as evidence. As for the customer, he was told to contact his credit company to have the fraudulent charges removed from his account.
THE DEAD WALK 2/15, south of Gallup On Feb. 15, Sher i ff D e p u t y Roxanne Slim was d i spatched to Cousins Road south of Gallup to help a Vanderwagen firefighter who had found a man wrapped in plastic who was presumed to be dead. As she continued to the site, Slim was informed that the man, later identified as Devin David, 31, of Milan, was alive and was disorderly. When Slim finally got to the site, she found David wearing blue jeans, and had no shirt on.
When she confronted David, Slim said he began walking toward her in an aggressive manner and she was forced to use her Taser on him to keep from being assaulted. As she was handcuffing him, she told him that she and the firefighter were only there to check on his welfare, but David refused to listen. He was taken to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center and charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
WESTMAN AGAIN 2/13, Farmington As Ryan We s t m a n , 25, of Gallup remains in jail in Farmington f a c i n g charges of first degree murder, his crimes continue to surface. On Feb. 13, sheriff deputies were going through his cell phone and looking at the photos he had downloaded when they came across a picture of a Nissan Altima vehicle identification number. When they checked, they found that the vehicle had been reported stolen on Feb. 3. It turned out that this was the vehicle Westman had used to try to escape from police who were trying to arrest him in connection with the murder report. The automobile was confiscated and is now in the sheriff’s impoundment lot. Westman now also faces charges for receiving a stolen vehicle.
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Kimberly Benally Feb. 5, 12:04 am DWI, Aggravated Just a f ter midnight, Metro Dispatch received a repor t of a reckless driver on I nt er s t a t e 4 0. The caller said she was just going past Iyanbito when she saw a vehicle almost hit a U-Haul truck. McKinley County Sheriff’s deputies set up at Milepost 35 and saw the vehicle as well as the caller go by. MCSO Dep. James Garylie said he began following the suspected vehicle and observed him going over the centerline so he initiated a traffic stop. When he went up and spoke to Benally, she said that she was coming back from Albuquerque and was tired, but Garylie said he smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the vehicle and noticed Benally, 28 of Fort Defiance, having slurred speech. After agreeing to take field sobriety tests, Benally was arrested when she failed them. Garylie then asks her to take a breath alcohol test and when she didn’t respond, he took that as a refusal. She was charged with an aggravated DWI and failure to maintain her lane. Frandale Segay Feb. 3, 10:13 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated MCSO Lt. Eric D. Jim wa s traveling east on Highway 66 when he noticed a car driving with a broken headlight. When he went to ma ke his traffic stop, Jim encountered Segay, 34, who said he did not have his driver’s license. Jim also asked Segay if he had anything to drink before driving, and Segay admitted to drinking two beers in his hotel room earlier. Jim asked Segay to participate in field sobriety tests. He showed signs of intoxication on three tests, and was then arrested for DWI. He blew a .16 twice before being booked. Cassandra Wilson Jan. 31, 6:09 pm 1st DWI, Aggravated MCSO Dep. Lorenzo A. Guerrero a r r i ve d a t U. S . H ig hway 491 a nd Hamilton Road to assist another officer who had made a traffic stop on a drunk dr iver. The dr iver had made an improper turn, and when NEWS
officers encountered her she was giving off the scent of alcohol, according to the police report. Guerrero met the driver, Wilson, 24, and noticed that her eyes were bloodshot and watery, according to the report. When asked if she had consumed any alcohol prior to driving, Wilson said she drank a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Guerrero asked her to complete field sobriety tests for him, and she showed signs of intoxication during the procedures. When Guerrero asked if she would take a breath test, Wilson refused, saying, “You arrested me already just take me to jail.” Kyle Jesse Moore Jan. 14, 5:48 pm 1st DWI, Aggravated Moore, 26, crashed and rolled his car on Interstate 40, bringing MCSO deputies to the scene. Moore was attempting to pass another driver before he lost control. He admitted to MCSO Sgt. Tammy S. Houghtaling to drinking beer before driving, but argued that the reason for the strong smell of alcohol on him was because a friend spilled a beer on him, according to the police report. Houghtaling asked Moore to do field sobriety tests, and he showed signs of intoxication on each. He gave breath samples of .17 and .17 before being booked. Kasey Charles Benally Jan. 14, 12:06 am DWI MCSO Sgt. Tammy Hou g ht a l i n g s a id she wa s traveling north on Boardman Avenue just after midnight when she came across a vehicle that had struck a light pole. She said she saw several males near the vehicle and then watched as Benally, 19, of Brimhall got out of the car from the front driver’s side. Benally admitted he was driving and said he and his friends had been coming from McDonald’s when he took the turn too fast and hit the pole. After noticing he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, Houghtaling had Benally take field sobriety tests, which he failed. He then refused to take the breath alcohol test. As she was taking him to jail, Houghtaling said Benally vomited in her vehicle and then agreed to take the breath test. When he did, he posted two samples of .12. Sampson Whitegoat Jan. 6, 3:22 pm
DWI MC S O D e p. J. Bowman arrived at State Highway 118 and Defiance Draw Road to investigate a car that had been struck by a train. State Trooper H. Roanhorse told Bowman that he saw Whitegoat, 56, stuck on the train tracks with a train approaching. When he went to assist, Whitegoat began fighting with him, according to the police report. Roanhorse pulled him
out of the car and dragged him to safety, before the train struck the empty car. Roanhorse told Bowman that Whitegoat did appear intoxicated. Bowman then met with Whitegoat at Gallup Indian Medical Center, who admitted to drinking before getting stuck on the tracks. He told the officer: “I’m scared. What’s going to happen with me?” Whitegoat refused breath testing but Bowman received a warrant for his blood draw before he was
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SOLAR PROJECT | FROM PAGE 4 Continental is currently 4.843 cents per kWh, and the rate it will pay Standard for the solar power is 4.75 cents per kWh. The solar project is a fixed price contract, so the price the city pays for solar power will not change over the life of the agreement. The existing contract with Continental is not fixed price, so charges to the city have the potential to increase. Because of this, the difference in cost between the two contracts could continue to grow wider.
GOING GREEN As part of a 2014 purchase agreement with Continental, Matzke said that the city “had the option to generate up to 10 percent of our power on our own.” The solar project is the realization of that agreement. Gallup is also taking other steps toward renewable energy. The city’s primary supplier, Continental, does not own or control any electric generation capability, focusing instead on transmission. Instead, they purchase their power from
capacity, it’s something the city can consider in negotiations.
Clouds roll by above the solar farm in Gallup Feb. 13. The farm, contructed in 2017, has an estimated annual power generation of 20,848,768 kWh, which will account for 10 percent of the power for the city of Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Tr i- State Generation a nd Transmission Association Inc. In 2017, 30 percent of the electricity used by Tri-State member-owners, consumers of the co-op, and public power district members was from renewables. Comprising that renewable energy was 50 percent wind, 38 percent hydroelectric, and 12 percent solar. The other source of power the city currently utilizes, Western Area Power Administration, is generated primarily from hydroelectric sources. Because the city’s main supplier is already at 30 percent
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renewable energy, its secondary supplier is almost purely renewable, and its new solar power plant will be renewable, Gallup is on its way to receiving more than 40 percent of its power from renewable sources. A s for the question of whether the city can continue to increase solar production even further, Matzke commented that it wasn’t permissible under the current contract with Continental. However, when the contracts come up for renewal, giving Gallup the option to further build out its renewable energy production
City Councilor/Mayor Pro Tempore Allan Landavazo has been an ardent supporter of renewable energy, recycling, and projects that generally seem good for Gallup and Gallup’s curb appeal. Also, it’s a dream come true for one local group of sun energy advocates. “Gallup Solar has been pushing for the project …,” Landavazo said. Gallup Solar has held gatherings on Wednesdays, since 2007, and has advocated for sun power – from outfitting homes with solar panels to the city powering all residents by the sun – since the group’s inception. Be Sargent of Gallup Solar,
who has her home outfitted with solar devices, summed up what the solar farm project means to the group. “We have wanted the solar power plant since the beginning,” she said. Beyond t hat g roup, Landavazo added that he has also heard from quite a few city residents expressing their interest in renewable energy. This was confirmed in interviews with city residents, including one with UNM-G student and Gallup resident Carlos Abeyta. “I think this is a great project, and really could help Gallup’s image,” he told the Sun. Abeyta was already familiar with the project and said that for a city trying to attract and retain its youth, the solar project is “exactly the kind of forward thinking that gets us excited.”
AG Balderas announces Roswell murderer to stay in prison
OSWELL, N.M. – On Feb. 19, At tor ney Genera l Hector Balderas announced that the New Mexico Supreme Court agreed with the Office of the Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division and affirmed the convictions of Steven Lee Lucero for the 2014 brutal murder of Isaiah Sanchez in Roswell. The defendant set into motion a methodical plan to rob the defendant that ended in the murder of the victim and the ultimate theft of just $15 from the victim’s wallet. Balderas released the following statement: “Keeping the most violent, dangerous offenders behind bars in New Mexico is our priority. I am thankful to the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Roswell Police Department for the successful Over
Steven Lee Lucero prosecution of this case, and I’m pleased that the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Appeals Division was able ensure this hard fought conviction was upheld. The defendant’s methodical actions to lure the victim to a house party, brutally beat and stab him, and then return to the body to deliver the fatal stab wound demonstrates the extreme danger Lucero posed to the Roswell community.” Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Ann Ashton handled the appeal for the Office of the Attorney General.
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WE ARE THE CREATOR’S GIFT AND THEREFORE SACRED By Sharron Berry Guest Columnist
s there anything left in this world that isn’t disposable? On Christmas Eve, Ron Toahami Jackson, photographer, artist and co-founder of Indigenous Horse Nation Protector Alliance (IHNPA), found six puppies, about 4-6 weeks old in a box at the Old Navajo Dump.
The Greatness of a Nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Ghandi
Mr. Toahami also runs Ron’s Rez Dogs Rescue. He already had as many as he could care for. He posted on our joint page IHNPA. Knowing Ron’s situation, I offered to foster the puppies and teamed up with Four Corners Pet Alliance.
Babette Herrmann, who is the founder of Four Corners Pet Alliance, was also fostering five tiny pups, dumped in a box on the side of the road, in the Burntwater, Ariz. area. The six puppies we took in were driven to Grants, where my husband met Ron to retrieve our Christmas gift (someone’s garbage). On December 26th, we went back to Grants to get vaccines
A stray dog that Sharron Berry and her husband rescued from what she called “the middle of nowhere.” Photo Credit: Sharron Berry
for all six puppies, when we found another dog, miles from civilization, dumped near La Ventana Arch. He was clearly pacing and looking for his owner. There was the imprint of a collar left on his fur. He was young, not neutered and very sweet. He was thin, hungry and thirsty. We let him in the car. We picked up seven vaccines, instead of six. When we arrived home, all were vaccinated. What was going on? Did everyone get new dogs for Christmas?
CREATOR’S GIFT | SEE PAGE 14
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23
Where are all the Pisces at? We’ll encounter a First Quarter Moon on Feb. 23. This may induce further flights of fancy and an indecent amount of time reflecting on your failings. Remember you’re really only as guilty as you feel. This doesn’t mean you can act immorally, but take other’s judgments with a grain of salt. Madame G recommends that you get out there and do some good.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’re on a role dear Aries! This is looking good. Even if you don’t get this job, girl (or boy), or take that vacation to Spain, you’re really heading places. Everyone can see it. It’s in the way you walk and talk. Confidence is oozing out of you—even if you don’t feel it. Don’t take life too seriously and remember to laugh long and hard with the ones you love. This life is short. Enjoy!
It’s okay that you’ve lost your way. It’s okay that you never had a way to begin with. The purpose of life is learning about you and understanding what you like and don’t like. We’re more than blessed and more than lucky to live in a world that allows us to live our lives mostly undisturbed. You have a choice to reach high or low. Reach for what’s best for you.
What will you do next? You may think you’re ready for the next step, but this may not be the right move. You need to think about this carefully before you jump forward. You can do more than you ever imagined, but no man (or woman) is an island. Trust in the judgment of others. They are just as capable, if not more so than you. You must learn to let go of control. You can do it.
How will you be remembered? Perhaps you don’t give this any thought and maybe you do. You don’t need the adoration of millions to achieve what’s right in this world. Do you treat your fellow human beings with respect? Reach out to your loved ones and let them know you care. Show love to your spouse and praise their ability to learn. Sing their praises. They’ll sing yours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your stomach is hurting. Is that a bad burrito or an ulcer? Don’t take chances with your health. If you’re worried, get it checked out. You solve nothing as an ostrich with your head in the sand. You can do more with knowledge. So, whatever is bothering you turn around and face it. There’s no use in hiding from the truth. You’re more than capable of handling anything. You’re courage.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Life is short. Don’t get stuck in a rut. But, it’s important that you don’t waste your life on FOMO (fear of missing out) either. This leads to flightiness and a lack of direction. You don’t need to live bound to the Earth or shore. You can take a ship out to sea. However, in order to do this you must have a plan, a map, and some training. You’re capable of sticking with it. Just do it. OPINIONS
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) So what’s up? You’re heading out towards the world on a grand adventure. But, everything is an adventure when you’re having fun. When you finally get the chance to do everything you want and live exactly how you’ve always wanted to live, what do you learn? You learn who you are. You learn what you love and value. This is a wonderful thing. Good luck!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t freeze up! You’re capable of living the life of your dreams beyond the stars. But this takes courage, effort, and tenacity. You have this in abundance, but sometimes fear zaps your strength. The solution to understanding fear is not to ignore it. Feel your pain and anger. Feel the fear of failure and everything bad that could happen. Thank it for its wisdom and move forward.
Don’t let Pisces’ pull drown in emotional sensitivity. You may feel more upset than usual—this is to be expected. However, you can learn to control you emotions and the battery you assault your brain and heart with to a much greater degree. Relax. Learn to forgive yourself and breathe into hurt and out with the pain. You’re getting there. This is all about skill development.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) What will you do? Now is the time act. You can’t keep waiting for the moment to be right. No moment is ever right for anything. You must take the time to decide. You must make the effort to change the channel in your life. If you give up now, you rob yourself of a victory and the sense of accomplishment that you desire. Don’t be a fool. Grow up.
What’s in a name? There are many shades of good and evil in this world. Sometimes these rules are judged by the ones who win wars and have the most money. But, you understand that this world is rich and varied. You’re also aware that you can help more people with kindness than harshness. Don’t get trapped into thinking there is only one good way. Understand your way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t give up Pisces. You’re freaking out and acting out. This will never do. If you want people to respect you, show up in a way that people will respect. This may mean dressing a little more professionally or changing your hair color. You may also have to change how you treat others. You don’t need to spend your time looking like you need something. Be your own friend.
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CREATOR’S GIFT | FROM PAGE 13 On Dec. 28, the puppies were sick. We rushed three of them to the vet. It didn’t look like they were going to make it. The vet said it was maybe distemper but more likely something they were exposed to at the dump that was toxic. The puppies were given medication, subcutaneous fluids, and antibiotics. Miraculously all pulled through. Ten days later all were doing great and two had been adopted out to a wonderful family with four small children. About 10 days later, their puppy was hospitalized with pneumonia. Two days after that two of ours came down with pneumonia. Un for t u n a t ely, w it h i n four days three puppies had
perished. A necropsy was performed and it was confirmed that the puppies all had distemper. A very preventable virus. All of this, very preventable. Neuter, spay and vaccinate! Your garbage ... our gift. How can you justify the heartbreak those children suffered? All very preventable. Our only consolation was that the puppies died knowing they were loved. Your trash was truly our treasure. Babette Herrmann’s fosters and our remaining three have all been adopted. More garbage! More dumping! That horse you no longer ride, the horse you can no longer feed ... please do not just let it lose or dump him with the wild ones. That horse served you well. He does not deserve the horrific fate that awaits him. There are people who have
A litter of distemper pups rescued from a dump on the Navajo Nation. Only a few survived. Photo Credit: Sharron Berry
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A Navajo horse and pony saved from a kill pen. Photo Credit: Sharron Berry
set up bait traps. Once trapped your horse will be taken to auction in New Mexico, unless sold to a kill buyer directly. A kill buyer is someone who buys horses simply to ship them to Mexico for cruel and inhumane slaughter. Your horse will stay briefly in their lot. He will not be fed. Perhaps another kill buyer will buy and direct ship, perhaps not ... but during this time your horse is getting thinner and contracting disease. Foaling season is near ... maybe just maybe, a kill buyer will buy the pregnant mares and yearlings and sell them to bleeding hearts. Otherwise they will ship directly to Mexico, where they will suffer a cruel and horrendous death. If not slaughtered they may end up with their vocal cords sliced so they can’t scream when they are gored by bulls at a bull fight. They may also end up in a sick festival where they are gored by bulls.
Please contact local horse rescues or IHNPA before dumping your horse. Is this what our dogs and horses deserve? They serve us as companions. They have done our work and our bidding. We have trusted them with our lives as we have ridden them. Is this what the creator intended? We are not garbage! We were your companions! We were your friend! About th e auth or: My Family is originally from Lewes, Delaware. I was raised an Army Brat and married a Service Man. I spent much of my adult life in Germany and Arizona. I have lived in NM for three years. I founded Winged Hooves Rescue two years ago and teamed up with Julia Kennedy, Founder of 3H, Humans, Horses & Herds. Julia is a psychologist as well and many of our Rescues are used as therapy horses. I can be reached at Sharron@ wingedhoovesrescue.com
DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 11
swerving in and out of lanes and driving slowly. The witness reporting the driver followed him as he made his way to T&R, where the man then got out of the car and began urinating, according to the police report. Lee made contact with the driver, Casuse, 33, and noticed immediately that he appeared intoxicated. Casuse agreed to field sobriety testing, and showed signs of intoxication before he abandoned the tests entirely. Casuse was placed under arrest, and blew a .19, .23 and a .21 before being booked.
booked. Marcus Casuse Jan. 4, 2:09 am DWI, Aggravated M C S O Dep. Johnson Lee was dispatched to T&R Tax on 667 Highway 4 91 o v e r reports of a ca r pa rked with a drunk driver inside. The car had reportedly been
COMMUNITY SWLC holds a meeting to discuss Native women’s rights NATIVE WOMEN STAND TOGETHER
By Dee Velasco For the Sun
he Southwest Women’s Law Center in Albuquerque hosted a meeting Feb. 17 at the El Morro Events Center, with a focus on Native American women’s issues and the ways to strengthen and support to their community. The SWLC also has plans to house an Indigenous Women’s Resource Center in Gallup. As Native American women from the area came together Feb. 17, the SWLC focused on five major areas: affordable healthcare, domestic violence, fair pay, Title VII sexual harassment, and women’s reproductive rights. Pamelya Herndon, executive director of the SWLC, said the reason for the meeting was to look at ways to lift up Native American women, and to create the resources for them to move forward. She said Gallup was the perfect place to do so. “Gallup is at the forefront for the location for holding the Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, because Gallup has the
highest percentage of Native residents,” Her ndon sa id. “Therefore, [it is] the best place to situate the resource center, and once the New Mexico Resource center gets going, the next step is to get the New Mexico Congress of Indigenous Women right here.” Herndon said the center’s focus on Native American women started when she saw the disparity in how they were being paid compared to their male peers. “We were looking at Native A mer ica n Women’s Equa l Payday, and looking at the fact that it took 21 months for Native American women to earn what white non-Hispanic men were earning in twelve months,” she said. “That was just the beginning, I came down to visit the McKinley County Health Alliance at one of their meetings and [listened] to all of the conversations that were going on. We thought there has to be an intersection between the Southwest Women’s Law Center and the women who were telling their stories.” According to Herndon, this brought about the whole idea of
Gallup City Councilor Linda Garcia speaks to a gathering of women at the El Morro Events Center Feb. 17, during a meeting organized by the Southwest Women’s Law Center. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura having an Indigenous Women’s Resou rce Center i n New Mexico. It was also why they chose Gallup to be its home. “Every state can have its own center, so that’s why we were looking to have one right here in New Mexico,” she said. “I want to create a safe space to discuss these issues. I’ve also been working with the UNM School of Law, where students will be trained representing those sitting in Tribal courts. Too many times evidence was destroyed or lost. We want those Native women to know that they will be heard.” During the meeting, breakout sessions were given for each of the topics, and talking circles were held for about 30 minutes. The small groups then reconvened as a larger group to share thoughts about what was discussed during the talking circles.
Pamelya Herndon, the executive director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center, makes her opening remarks at the center’s Feb. 17 meeting in Gallup. The meeting focused on issues affecting Native American women, including domestic violence and fair pay. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura COMMUNITY
Representing the Mayor a nd t he Cit y of Ga l lup, Councilwoman Linda Garcia was quite impressed with the meeting. “I was impressed with the way both women and men
came together as one, and not necessarily finding fault with the system but finding solutions and that’s what we are here to do today, finding the solutions,” she said. “We will be a part of it and do what we can as a city to whatever the organization needs. We will join the fight with them and we’ll do whatever we can.” Rep. D. Wonda Johnson, D-Crownpoint, showed her support for the meeting. “This was a great event as we had ladies participate from all corners of the region, representatives from around the area talking about various issues pertaining to women’s Indigenous rights,” Jackson said. “I am familiar with all the issues spoken here, this is good beginning and a good place to start. We will continue to discuss these issues and then create a strategic plan and move forward.” Local organizations, inculding Battered Families Services Inc., who deal with Indigenous women’s rights, were in attendance to show their support. Willard Eastman, director of Battered Families, found the meeting informative. “I liked it and it was very informative. I like it when
there’s a group of women from Gallup getting together to talk about our problems, the domestic violence, the sex trafficking here,” he said. “I think it’s a plus to have this type of group here in our community. I think the awareness is going to be out there and having this type of organization coming in and pushing it is going to bring it to the forefront and I hope soon.” Patricia Nelson, legal advocate for Battered Families, is no stranger to to the issues discussed, and was also was glad for the meeting. “It’s really great that the community is coming together; we were talking that there are so many good organizations in Gallup,” Nelson said. “But we’re just so all separate, and I think it’s time we get together more and make this more often.” Herndon was pleased overall with the meeting, and is looking forward to the next one. “We really had a wonderful crowd here and everyone contributed to all of the discussions, so it was a really awesome day,” she said. For more information on the Southwest Women’s Law Center, call (505) 2440502 or visit their website at www.swsomenslaw.org.
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COMPROMISE | FROM PAGE 6 state and local road funding, so our budget includes $80 million to improve our roads, bridges, and transportation facilities. Compromise. Crime and how to pay for fighting it drove the biggest divide and obstacle to reach political peace. After the House passed our version of the budget on a vote of 65-3 on Jan. 31, the Governor’s Office was quick to call it “soft on crime.” So, in its version of the budget, the Senate ratcheted up funding for the District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque as well as pay raises for state police officers. The Senate version also restored some of the funds cut from school district fund balances last year that were needed for solvency. The House declined to accept those changes. With the two chambers at odds, three members from the House and three from the Senate met to forge an agreement. Compared to the version approved by the Senate, the compromise budget would give back to schools less of the money cut from districts last year. The Senate voted to return about $10 million of the roughly $41 million clawed back
from school districts’ reserves in 2017. Again, to be clear, this funding was reserves and not being used in the classroom. The compromise provides half as much, or about oneeighth of the money taken. The House had approved $60 million for improving state roads and $20 million for improving local roads. Senators pared that back to $34 million, kept the $20 million for local roads, but added $10 million for improving rest areas. The compromise version of the budget provides about $44 million for state roads and $4 million for rest areas. I had backed higher funding for roads, arguing it would provide an economic stimulus to the state. I believe that not only are road and highways in need of upgrades, but this is a strategic investment of one-time funding to jump-start our economy. Only 13 House members voted against the final version of the budget, which showcases bipartisan support and that we forged an effective compromise.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SESSION Again, just to recap, the
focus in a 30-day session is creating a balanced budget that reflects the priorities and needs of New Mexico and the critical investments that will raise the bar and better the lives of all New Mexicans. The budget restored our State reserves to over 10 percent, increased classroom spending, prov ided much needed raises and increased Medicaid support. Specific measures that I fought for included: Workforce Education and Training (House Bill 208): Providing funding to develop a local pipeline of workers to benefit from cleanup related to uranium legacy sites. Public Project Revolving Fund Projects (House Bill 99): Author izes the New Mexico Finance Authority to provide loans to 109 local governmental entities. Criminal Justice Taskforce (House Memorial 16): Requests a taskforce be established to tackle New Mexico’s cr ime epidemic, including Albuquerque and Gallup. Tribal Community Needs (Hou s e Memor i a l 75):
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Jack Johnson Sr., former Diné College administrator and Arizona state senator, delivered a lecture Feb. 15 to commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary. Photo Credit: Courtesy Diné College
Diné College welcomes former AZ legislator JACKSON SR. WAS DINÉ COLLEGE LIAISON TO LAWMAKERS Staff Reports
SAILE, Ariz. — Diné College is crawling with young college st udent s seek i ng knowledge and life lessons to add nice lines on their resumés. It was that way years ago and that fact remains evident today. That was part of the near 90-minute message given by former Diné College administrator and Arizona State Senator Jack Johnson Sr., during a lecture Feb. 15. Jackson, 84, gave a talk entitled, “Diné Way of Life.” The lecture was part of Diné College’s 2018 speaker series, which correlates with events and activities commemorating the college’s 50th anniversary. “I’m still here,” Jackson, the brother of the late former Diné College president Dean Jackson, told the 50-plus members of the audience attending the affair. “I have a lot of relatives in this area. I am very proud of the school.” Jackson is from Teesto, A riz., a nd currently lives in Navajo, N.M. A life-long Democrat, he spent practically two decades serving the Arizona State Legislature, both as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate. In 1998, he successfully lobbied the legislature for $17.5 million — funds that were used for construction purposes at
Diné College’s Tsaile, Tuba City, Chinle and Window Rock campuses. Another $17.5 million was subsequently secured from the Arizona legislature in 2008 for facility maintenance. “He lobbied and secured f u nd i ng f rom t he Ch i n le Agency Roads Committee to pave the [Diné College] Circle Drive,” Miranda Haskie, Ed.D, a sociology professor at Diné College and organizer of the speaker series, said. “This included parking lots on campus and both the east and west entrances to the college. What some of you may not know is that when it snowed or rained, our parking lots were muddy. And some of us had to wear our snow boots from the parking lot to the building and later change into our work shoes.” Jackson retired from Diné College after working several years as its Director of Cultural and Legislative Affairs. He was a past organizer of the AllIndian Rodeo Association. The list of speakers solicited by Haskie reads like a who’s-who of Diné education. Tommy Lewis, Ed.D., was the first speaker in January and kicked off the series. Lewis is from Dilkon, Ariz., and served as President of Diné College back in the 1990s. The College underwent a name change under Lewis, who is currently a member of the Diné College Board of Regents. COMMUNITY
DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 23, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
t’s time for yet another examination of Blu-rays and DVDs hitting shelves this week. There is plenty of variety, including some big Hollywood flicks as well as Oscar-nominated independent fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!
BIG NEW RELEASES! D a d d y’s Ho m e 2 This sequel t o t he h it 2015 comedy finds its stepfa t her a nd biological father protagonists finally accustomed to each other and their new, expanded family unit. However, tensions arise when the holidays approach as each of the men welcome their visiting fathers. These dads seem to be even more extreme versions of their sons. Reaction to the film was very poor. A few thought it was more effective than the original and provided some amusing chaos, but most called the movie formulaic, loud and unfunny. The cast includes Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow and Linda Cardellini. T h e F lor ida Project - The latest drama from director Sean Baker (Tangerine) i s a sl ice of-life piece about a mother and daughter living in a motel room near Walt Disney World. These protagonists hustle and struggle to make ends meet and pay rent, resulting in both frustration and empathy from the location manager. Reviews were strong. Many felt that using non-actors and letting scenes play out added realism to the proceedings and thought it effectively told the tale of a troubled family. It also ended up earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It features Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite and Willem Dafoe. COMMUNITY
Mom and Dad - A pair of children a r e force d to hide and take refuge in their own home a fter their pa rents tur n into psychopaths. As the film progresses, it appears that the entire neighborhood is effected by the mass hysteria, making escape for the kids even more dangerous. Apparently, things take an even more bizarre turn when the family grandparents come to visit. Reviews for this low-budget dark comedy/horror/thriller were actually pretty good. Some found too dopey and mean to recommend, but the majority suggested that it was twisted fun that shocks and amuses in equal measure. They also appreciated the exaggerated performances. It stars Nicholas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur and Lance Henriksen. S a m e Kind of Different as Me - An international art dealer from Texas struggles with his marriage in this faith-based drama. His wife, who volunteers at an outreach program, pushes him to befriend and help a homeless man. Over the course of the story, the lives of all three are changed for the better. This effort earned mixed reviews from the press, with more negative notices than positive ones. Most thought it was well produced and some found the message admirable. However, several complained that the movie simplified the problem of homelessness and didn’t appreciate its heavy-handed approach. The cast includes Renée Zel lweger, Dji mon Hounsou, Greg Kinnear and Jon Voight. The Star - And here’s a nother Bible story, this time animated. It’s about a donkey hoping to make a better life for himself than working at a mill in a small village. He escapes
to the desert, befriending a lost sheep and dove. Together, they end up playing a big role in the Nativity. Critics were split on this title as well. There was contingent that appreciated using humor and amusingly goofy animals to tell its story. Still, more commented that it wasn’t up to quality of other titles like 1998’s The Prince of Egypt, saying the slapstick isn’t well handled and the message comes across in a less-thansubtle manner. It features the voices of Steven Yuen, KeeganMichael Key, Aidy Bryant, Zachary Levi, Christopher Plummer and Ving Rhames.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Shout! has a trio of interesting titles arriving in high definition. The first is a double feature Blu-ray of two Robert Mitchum flicks, Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and a remake of the classic film noir, The Big Sleep (1978). These are both thrillers that feature the actor playing famed detective Philip Marlowe. The first is better remembered and even earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Sylvia Miles. This release includes a new interview with Miles, an archived talk with Big Sleep director Michael Winner, featurettes, trailers for both films and other extras. The dist r ibut or i s also releasing a more recent film in the foreign-lang u a ge a n imated effort, The Girl Without Hands (2016). It uses elements of Brothers Grimm fables and tells the tale of a young girl who is sold to the Devil by her father and the youngster’s attempts to escape. The disc includes a making-of, interview with the director, other shorts by the filmmaker and a theatrical trailer. Finally, they have a Bluray of The Night Walker (1964). It stars Barbara Stanwyk as a well-off widow haunted by her deceased husband as she is taken advantage of by a mysterious stranger. Reportedly, her nightmares soon begin to fuse with reality. The movie has been given a new HD transfer from the interpositive and comes
with a film historian commentary and press materials. Criterion is premiering An Actor’s Revenge (1963) on Bluray. This is a Japanese drama about a Kabuki performer out to avenge the death of his parents. It has been given a 4K restoration, an archived interview with the film’s reclusive director Kon Ichikawa and an interview with a critic about the movie’s importance. Criterion a lso ha s a B lu - r a y of the well-reg a r d e d I n d i a n drama, The Hero (1966) aka Nayak: The Hero. It’s about a film star on the brink of his first big flop. While traveling to do press, he allows himself to be interviewed and begins to examine and question the fickleness of fame and life as a matinee idol. This disc includes a new 2K digital restoration of the film, a 2008 interview with actor Sharmila Tagore, a film scholar analysis and other extras. Warner Archive is upgrading its made-to-order title The Drowning Pool (1975) by
putting out a made-to-order Bluray. Apparently it’s a nice step up in quality from the previous DVD version; the movie features Paul Newman as a private eye who gets in over his head investigating a blackmail case. And rounding out Blu-ray releases, Scorpion is putting out the English romance/drama A Summer Story (1988), while Kino Classic has a Blu-ray of the silent western, The Covered Wagon (1923).
ARIZONA MAN | FROM PAGE 8
had walked into the bank, went to one of the tellers, and demanded money. White gave him an unspecified amount of money and he then left the bank, going out the south exit. A short time later, police received a tip that a man matching that description was seen throwing a shirt into a trash can. Police went to the area and found the man, who was later identified as Davenport.
According to the criminal complaint filed against him, Gallup Police were dispatched to the Wells Fargo Bank, 300 West Aztec Ave., about 1:46 pm in connection with a bank robbery. Bank officials told police that an older man, described as being about 5 feet, 8 inches in height with green eyes and wearing a cowboy hat and a blue and white striped shirt,
COMPROMISE | FROM PAGE 16 Requesting state agencies, tribal advocacy groups and tribal communities to create policy and Native American agendas. This Session, we received limited capital outlay that I prioritized and focused on critical infrastructure, including power line extensions, road projects, and senior center vehicles in the Rock Springs and Twin Lakes chapters, as well as funding to plan a new regional senior center in Gallup and a
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are this edition’s kidfriendly titles. The Biskitts: The Complete Series (Warner Archive) Peppa Pig: Peppa Easter Bunny
ON THE TUBE! And below are highlights of the week’s TV-themed releases. The Master: The Complete Series (Kino) Midnight, Texas: Season 1 Tell Them We Are Rising: T he Story of Historically Black Colleges & Universities (PBS) Visit: CinemaStance.com
major expansion of the Twin Lakes senior center. With many of my colleagues in the region, we also fought hard to put over $7 million of higher education projects in the general obligation package, including Navajo Technical University, UNM-Gallup, San Juan College and Diné College. The House also promoted over $120 million in funding for local and State roads and bridges without increases to taxes, which could be used to match a federal infrastructural package.
Gallup Sun • Friday February 23, 2018
Annihilation takes viewers on a bizarre sci-fi trip By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 115 MINUTES
word of warning about the new sci-fi thriller Annihil ation... if you’re expecting a straight-forward narrative adventure, you’re probably not going to like it. The latest from writer/director Alex Garland is adapted from a book series. Frankly, it doesn’t have the same sharpness found in his previous film Ex Machina or past screenplays such as Sunshine and Never Let Me Go. However, it does work a sort of strange charm as a trippy, gonzo fantasy with some borderline psychotropic imagery. If you’re able to simply take in the crazy visuals and allow your mind to ruminate on and fill in the many story gaps yourself, then you may appreciate it. Lena (Natalie Portman) is a biologist reeling over the disappearance of her husband Kane (Oscar Isaac), who vanished more than a year ago while on a secret mission. When he reappears without warning showing
The new film from the Ex Machina director combines psychedelic visuals with old-fashioned scares. Photo Credit: Courtesy Paramount Pictures symptoms of amnesia and then becomes physically ill, the protagonist finds herself roped into a follow-up trip to try and discover what happened. Led by Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and an all-female team enter a restricted area known as The Shimmer. As it so happens, Kane is the only person to have ever returned from the zone alive... not a hopeful sign for this new expedition. And as you can imagine, as soon as they cross through a strange barrier, things go south. The story itself is narrated by
Lena, slowly revealing bits and pieces of information about the people and their motivations. The film takes time to develop its characters as, well, smart but damaged individuals. This approach allows for some interesting thematic discussions about the self-destructive qualities of humanity and how it ties in to our biological make-up. And for those scientifically inclined, there’s additional talk about cell biology development and cancer, with a brief shoutout to the HeLa cell line. Early sections of the movie
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exude a palpable sense of foreboding. Things get particularly eerie as the leads find themselves slowly losing their faculties and attempting to figure out all of the strange things they’re witnessing. A few scenes involving violent attacks are impressively handled, with some big jolts and effective audio cues (a bizarre, bear like creature with a human call is effectively rendered and sends chills down the spine). The movie makes a visual impact as well, with the new hybrid environments and life forms displaying unique and striking qualities.
One thing that the movie doesn’t master is effectively displaying the details of what is occurring. Early on, the characters share their desperation for answers to the questions plaguing them. By the close, comments about scrambled DNA are made in a general sense, although not with much clarity. Of course, this may be the point, but it does feel lacking in certain respects. Much of the dialogue between the knowledgeable group members describe the changes witnessed as being “impossible” (and indeed, they are) but there are never any concrete theories offered. By the climax, events go even further into left field, taking on an impressionistic bent that is accompanied by wild visuals. So, while there’s a lot of scientific talk, the major questions raised are left completely unanswered and ultimately unfathomable (at least, upon first viewing). However, it still appealed to me as a sort of strange fever dream. It isn’t in the same league as the filmmaker’s previous works, but Annihilation does offer interesting characters, intriguing ruminations about science, psychedelic visuals and a few old-fashioned scares. Brave souls in an adventurous and forgiving mood may find something to like.
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Early Man is a prehistoric soccer romp with a message THE ANIMATED FEATURE STANDS OUT AMONG RECENT FAMILY FILMS
By Glenn Kay For the Sun
RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 89 MINUTES
ardman Animations and founder/director Nick Park are responsible for some great little animated efforts of recent years, including the Wallace & Gromit series and feature film, the Shaun the Sheep spin-off and movie, and Chicken Run. Early Man is the latest from the production house and it offers more family friendly fun, exceptional stop-motion animation, a sweet message and an eccentric sense of humor (with a few nods and gags for parents). It may not be the most daring or original work the studio has ever produced, but it’s still a good time that will leave a warm smile on most viewers’ faces. The story follows a tribe of good-natured but simple cavemen living a happy existence in a green and protected valley. Things change when an army arrives, part of a Bronze Age kingdom controlled by Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston). The invaders take control of the area and eject the prehistoric heroes into the volcanic badlands. After an accident, a young caveman named Dug (Eddie Redmayne) finds himself in the empire’s most cherished and worshipped place...
a soccer stadium. Believing that his ancestors invented the game, Dug challenges the kingdom’s star team to a winner-take-all match for the valley. In over his head, he enlists the help of Goona (Maisie Williams), a local who has always dreamed of playing, but who is banned from the game due to her gender. Together, they try to teach and inspire the confused cavemen into upsetting the champs. In essence, this is more of a soccer movie than a prehistoric adventure and admittedly the movie may play better to those familiar with the sport. Much of the humor comes from exaggerated visual gags involving training sessions among the volcanoes, cavemen (and a wild boar) wearing team uniforms and some soccer-themed cave painting displaying the agony and ecstasy of the game. There are even some amusing, intentional groaners and puns tying in to modern clubs and technical terminology. However, even if the subject matter isn’t to your liking, there are a few funny sight gags to carry one through the events. These include a vicious duck that lives in the badlands and terrifies the tribe as well as a rock that a member of the group believes to be a living compatriot. There’s a carrier pigeon that acts more like an answering machine than note carrying bird. And even if you don’t like soccer, it’s hard not to be entertained by the boar, Hognob (voiced by director
The studio behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run brings a fresh new family feature to theaters. Photo Credit: Courtesy Aardman Animations Park), loosening up on the pitch and readying himself to play. It’s also a very sweet movie that takes a soft approach. Yes, the story itself is predictable and there aren’t many surprises in store for anyone who has ever seen a sport’s movie before, and villain Nooth could have benefited from being given more exaggerated and sinister actions. Regardless, the movie’s low-key, quirky tone helps to subtly present some underlying themes. While it’s done in a gentle way, the movie does impart positive messages on the importance of unified teamwork to overcome obstacles (whether it’s the cavemen being exiled from their homes due to the actions of a cruel leader or the banding together to play against a squad made up of individuals
playing for themselves). And it does delicately address the ridiculousness of sexism with its female characters every bit as important and valuable as the male members of the team. It’s simple stuff, but welcome regardless. The movie isn’t always laugh-out-loud funny, but it is
still far more enjoyable than the majority of family films that this reviewer sees in a given year. Early Man is a sweet and enjoyable romp that looks great, moves at a brisk pace and should consistently entertain the kids. It manages to put the ball in the back of the net with style and grace.
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SPORTS 360 Gallup rolls over Kirtland Central, 53-41 ASHLEY ANTONE SCORES 17 IN DISTRICT 1-5A WIN
By Bernie Dotson For the Sun
a l lup ju n ior forward Ashley Antone scored a game high 17 points and the Gallup Lady Bengals rolled over the Kirtland Central Broncos 53-41 Feb. 17 in a basketball game at Gallup High School. The Lady Bengals improved to 17-9, 6-4 on the 2018 season and the Lady Broncos fell to 15-9, 5-5. The game was the last of the regular season for both teams. “We just didn’t do in the second half the same things that we did in the first half,” Kirtland head coach John Zecca said. “The game was played evenly in the first and second quarters. It was the second half that made the difference.”
The first quarter ended 11-9 with Gallup on top. Gallup senior guard Lanae Notah hit the first points of the game for Gallup and that put the score at 2-0 in favor of the Lady Bengals. Kirtland came right back and scored from the inside on a shot by junior forward Avery Begay. The lead changed four times in the first quarter and neither team looked as though they wanted to jump out to a big lead. Gallup senior forward Leona Smith was active on the offensive and defensive boards for the Lady Bengals and that enabled Gallup to get easy second chance shots.
THE SECOND QUARTER Antone opened the second
quarter with a foul shot and that started a 6-0 Gallup run in which junior guard Amanda Mitchel and Antone simply took charge of the game. Kirtland Central senior guard Haile Gleason kept Gallup honest on defense and was a threat each time she touched the ball. Gallup led 17-12 with 5:13 left on the game clock in the second quarter and by that time one sensed that the tide was slowly turning in Gallup’s favor. The versatile Antone, a constant mover on offense and Gallup’s leading scorer on the season, was instrumental coming off picks and screens and getting open for passes from junior guards Hanna Toledo or Kamryn Yazzie. The pick and rolls involving Antone grew to be very successful
and Kirtland at one juncture allowed Antone to score three consecutive times on the play. Gallup led 21-12 with 4:09 remaining in the second quarter. Gallup won the second quarter 18-8.
THE THIRD QUARTER The third quarter began with Gallup on top 29-17. Kirtland hinted at making runs, but Gallup senior forward Journey Gillson wasn’t having any of it. Gillson rebounded well and grabbed key offensive rebounds to give Antone and Notah more chances at scoring. Antone recorded 8 points in the first half for Gallup and Smith had a quiet 6. Gleason scored 10 points in the first half for Kirtland Central, but was quiet
from long distance throughout the remainder of the game, partly due to Gallup’s defense. Notah opened the third quarter with a long 3-pointer and that, essentially, set the tone for Gallup for the rest of the game, at least offensively. Gleason kept attempting 3’s, but nothing was falling, although as a team Kirtland hit 6 3-pointers, with Gleason scoring on two of them. The best Kirtland could do in the third against the swarming Gallup defense was get dink shots from junior guard Tiajhae Nez and sophomore guards Talia Ockerman and Candace Patterson. Ockerman proved difficult to guard for the Lady Bengals.
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Gallup Bengal Kamryn Yazzie (20) seizes an opportunity and takes the ball from Kirtland Bronco Mckleigh Begaye (23) during the Feb. 17 game at Gallup High School. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Gallup Bengals coach Todd McBroom has words with the referee during the Feb. 17 game that went to Gallup. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Kirtland’s Siigrid Lii’bilnaghahi (20) jumps up to puts the ball in at the Feb. 17 game that went to Gallup. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Just after Gallup Bengal Ashley Antone (1) took the ball to score for Gallup. Antone scored a game high 17 points during the Feb. 17 game at Gallup High School. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
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THE FOURTH QUARTER K ir tla nd Centra l made a game of it throughout the end of the third and at the
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an odd turn. Avery Begay hit a 3-point shot and Zecca called back-to-back time outs. Gallup went into a spread offense with 5:39 on the game clock in the fourth quarter. Yet, each time Kirtland got some momentum going, the Gallup duo of Antone and Gillson surfaced to thwart runs. The
neath Gallup’s basket at one point. Glea son f i n ished w it h eleven poi nt s a nd Begay recorded 5. Gillson scored 7 points for the Lady Bengals. “Nice game, nice game,” Gallup head coach Todd McBroom said to players after they finished. “Nice game.” CLASSIFIEDS
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FILM The Red Nation Gallup invites people to join them for a free screening of the documentary: Long Distance Revolutionary. The screening will take place at 6pm. Location: Work in Beauty House, 113 E. Logan. Call (505) 382-8758. LEARN TO KNIT! 10 am-12 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will host Madrona for three knitting lessons running on consecutive Saturdays. Discover European style knitting to create a cozy scarf. Learn how to cast on and off, as well as, how to knit and purl. This program is free of charge and all supplies will be provided. If you like to knit, join the fun and inspire a beginner! To register, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email libsuper@gallupnm. gov. STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11 am @ Children’s branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. JOB ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: RESUME ASSISTANCE 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will provide job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. Workshops will run in two hour sessions. Computers and technical assistance will be available for these sessions. Please bring all work-related documents. All sessions will be drop-in so come anytime CALENDAR
in the two hours and receive help. Call (505) 863-1291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. MONDAY, Feb. 26 JOB ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP: CITY OF GALLUP ONLINE APPLICATION HELP 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will provide job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. Workshops will run in two hour sessions. Computers and technical assistance will be available for these sessions. Please bring all work-related documents. All sessions will be drop-in so come anytime in the two hours and receive help. Call (505) 863-1291 or email email@example.com. TUESDAY, Feb. 27 TECH TIME CLASS FOR SENIORS 10 am-1 pm @ Senior Center. The Gallup Senior Citizen’s Center will host basic computer classes presented by the library. The same class will be taught three times in back- to- back one hour sessions. These classes are specially designed for seniors and will teach basic computer skills one week and basic internet skills the next. Call the Senior Citizen’s Center (505) 722-4740 or (505) 863-1291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING SERIES 2-4 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will present an introduction to crafting a complete and competitive grant proposal. This class will help you understand grants from a funder’s perspective, cover the basic elements of a grant proposal, and help you with identify funding sources. Call (505) 863-1291 or email tmoe@ gallupnm.gov. MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28 GOVERNMENT-TO-BUSINESS OUTREACH EVENT 9 am-12 pm @ UNM-Gallup. Your United States and State of New Mexico government sponsored Procurement Technical Assistance Center is scheduled to present a Government-to-Business outreach event. Call (505) 224-5968. Location: Student Services and Technology Center (SSTC). STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 10:30-11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.
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FIRED UP FILMS 5:30-7 pm @ Main branch. This week’s movie, Only the Brave. Free pop-
FORGOTTEN HEROES The Zollinger Library and the Veterans Resource Center are proud to present a book talk and signing, with Edward Lee Smith. 5:30-7 pm, Zollinger Library Reading Room. Members of the local community are invited. Parking is free. Light refreshments will be available. THURSDAY, March 1 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD 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 ar on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: email@example.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.
GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6-8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. 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 contact-
ing Bebe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. TURQUOISE NATION LITTLE LEAGUE (REGISTRATION) Please bring: original birth certificate, immunization record, money order payable to: Turquoise Nation Little League. Call (928) 309-0215. Sat., Feb. 17—Window Rock Flea Market Sat., Feb. 24—Window Rock Flea Market SAVE THE DATE Gallup Poetry Slam On March 2, celebrate women’s history month with poems by women, about women, for women. 6:30-8:30 pm @ ARTS123 Gallery. WPA ART TOUR On March 3, learn about Gallup’s 1930s/1940s-era WPA Art Collection on a free public tour. 11 am-12 pm. WINE & PAINTING On March 8, 6-9 pm @ ART 123 Gallery GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP gallupARTS is excited to announce the next season of ArtsCrawl, which kicks off on Saturday, March 10 from 7-9 pm with the theme “Time Travel.” The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: March 10 – Time Travel; April 14 – Say What?!; May 12 – Pop; June 9 – Out of Hand July 14 – Up in the Air; August 11 – Road Trip; September 8 – On the Wild Side; October 13 – Sixth Sense; November 10 – In Black & White; and December 8 – Let’s Have a Ball. DEADLINE FOR ARTISTS On March 16, deadline for artists to apply for gallupARTS paid Native Artist-in-Residence program. SPRING CAREER FAIR UNM Gallup will host a Spring Career Fair 2018. 10 am-1:30 pm at Gurley Hall Commons. Call (505) 863-7682. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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