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ocated at 310 E. Mesa Ave. is a squat, non-descr ipt wh it e br ick building with the words “PRIVATE ESTABLISHMENT” emblazoned upon the front door. The yard is very tidy and you would never know that it’s a business if it wasn’t for the sign that reads, “The House of Stamps & The House of Lyndon.” On March 2, Lyndon Tsosie, 49, won the best of class award for jewelry and lapidary at the 60th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix. Tsosie entered a silver and turquoise concho belt titled, “Nilchih Dine’é” (Air People) for the competition, an intricate piece with each concho stamped in a different shape of various insects. Originally from Tohatchi, Tsosie has lived in Gallup for the past 20 years, and said his ideas for designs are derived from oral history. “A lot of it is from my family telling me stories and from growing up in Tohatchi,” he said. “I was playing in the wash and [arroyos] as a kid. We would go swimming in the creek.” Playing outdoors for hours on end and returning home at sundown was the norm, because his parents worked. “We’d flip rocks and look for snakes and stuff,” Tsosie said, discussing his childhood and influences. “That’s where the insects derived from and the understanding of Nilchih Dine’é and how the insects came into this world.” Play ing outside a nd


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Lyndon Tsosie of Gallup stands in front of his ribbons and honors at his home March 28. On March 2, Tsosie won yet another award at the 60th Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura daydreaming was formative in his development as a jeweler 40 years later. While the Air People are considered holy beings that have been with Navajos since the beginning of time, Tsosie said he is not a religious person. “I was raised Catholic, but I do believe in the Holy People,” he said, referring to the Navajo gods.

PATH TO THE CRAFT In his early twenties, Tsosie was wading through a life awash in alcohol and drugs before meeting a man that forever changed his ways and showed him the value of hard work. “I partied until I was about 27 and then I met Teddy Draper Jr.,” he said. “I apprenticed for him and it was more like, life apprenticeship. He taught me


about life.” Through this mentorship, Tsosie learned silversmithing and understood the purpose of business and the realities of having a corporation. There was no room for drugs or alcohol. “This coming May is going to be my twenty-second year being sober, and my twenty-first year being a corporation,” he said. “The art plays a pivotal role, but I’m not creating jewelry as much as I used to.” The acclaim and numerous awards he has won for his artistry in metal came from employing various forms – inlay, first phase traditional, fine jewelry, traditional jewelry, contemporary – and utilizing the finest supplies to create beauty. Throughout the various pieces Tsosie has produced

in his career, there was one constant: stamps marking bold desig ns a nd Nava jo craftsmanship.

These days, making jewelry has taken the backseat to pursuing his new business and networking with others to grow the business. Tsosie’s busi ness, The House of Stamps, is a stamp company. They sell stamps to about 25 countries and the business is internet-based, at the moment. “We will soon be moving to 1618 South Second Street and we will be open to the public,” Tsosie said. “We’re an internet-based company right now.” Tsosie is married to Valerie, and the couple has six children: Jasmine, Iyan, Talon, Azrael, Hiro, and Gillés. He taught his children the value of hard work and rewards that come with success. You will know Tsosie is at work if you see the white Dodge Viper parked in front of The House of Stamps.



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New Mexico Humanities Council awards 10 grants FUNDING FOR LIBRARY, NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, FILMMAKERS

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LBUQUERQUE — T he New Mex ico Humanities Council awarded 10 grants to non-profits around the state, totaling $55,000 in funding.  The organizations receiving the grant awards will match them with more than $184,969 in in-kind contributions. These grants


help promote and advance discussions in their respective topics, promoting community conversations and civic dialogue to take place at each public program. With the assistance of the New Mexico Humanities Council, these programs are offered to the public free of charge or at a minimal entrance fee.  

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The New Mexico Humanities Council supports these nonprofit organizations to help develop their public humanities programs for New Mexico audiences and provides general support to help accomplish their core humanities missions. The NMHC board of directors approved funding for the following projects in the February 2018 grant cycle: • $6,000 to El Rito Public Library for From Sapawe to El Rito:    A Community Explores Its Rich Heritage, a non-traditional scholarly conference that is free and open to the public.  Archaeologists who have done research in the region around El Rito present their unpublished findings. Panelists will lead interpretive tours to Casitas Viejas

and Sapawe.  The conference takes place the first weekend in September at the El Rito Campus of Northern New Mexico College. For more information, please contact project director Dr. Susan Boyle at  susanboyle769@ gmail.com. • $7,000 to The Language Conservancy for The Keres S umm e r In stitut e.    In



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On the Cover: Artist, jeweler and silversmith Lyndon Tsosie pictured in the home where he also runs his business, The House of Stamps. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.


Slaughter rocks New Mexico once again THE ‘80s ROCKERS PLAY ALBUQUERQUE ON SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


laughter rocked A lbuquerque w it h fel low ‘8 0 s ba nd Great White over St. Patrick’s Day, with a Blarney Ba sh per for ma nce at t he S a nd i a R e s or t & Ca s i no March 17. A native of the Southwest, t he A mer ic a n rock ba nd bega n in La s Vega s under the direction of lead vocalist

and rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter, and bassist Dana S t r u m . T he pa i r for me d Slaughter after leaving Vinnie Vincent Inva sion in 1988. Slaughter reached stardom in 1990 with “Stick It to Ya,” a debut record that brought with it several hit singles, i nclud i ng “Up A l l Nig ht ,” “Spend My Life,” “Mad About You,” and “Fly to the Angels.” That first album reached double platinum status in the United States. 20 years later,

Mark Slaughter. The lead singer and founder of Slaughter visited Albuquerque once again to play a show at the Sandia Resort & Casino in a performance for Blarney Bash March 17. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mark Slaughter

the band remains a steady act in national tours, including Rock Never Stops. The Sun was for tunate to catch up with frontman Ma rk Slaug hter, a nd f i nd out the secrets of his band’s longevity. Sun: Hey Mark, thank you so much for this, you guys still totally kick. Mark: Hey there, thanks man it’s what we do, it’s what we do and we enjoy what we do, that’s the key point of it. Sun: What’s been the key to longevity of what you guys been doing? Mark: Well, we’ve been doing it a long time and we still love it, and certainly the crowd here makes it even more so. It was a great crowd and New Mexico has always been one of those places we look forward to. People are just awesome here, and as far as every city, town, has a certain vibe you know, there’s just a lot of love here and a lot of cool people here. Sun: You’ve been here numerous times dude, you should just make New Mexico your home. Mark: Yeah man, go build me a home on the hill and call it day (laughing). Sun: Gotta ask the usual question, how’s the tour been so far? Mark: It’s good man. it’s good, we’ve been doing a lot of flight dates, which means we do shows on the weekends. Fly out to do shows and f ly out home. That’s pretty much it, take a little break

Lead guitarist Jeff “Blando” Bland, left, drummer Zoltan Chaney, lead vocalist Mark Slaughter, and bassist Dana Strum pose in a band photo for Slaughter. The group rose to prominence after the release of their 1990 album “Stick It to Ya.” Photo Credit: Courtesy of Slaughter GALLUP FUN!

Mark Slaughter poses for a photo after his show at the Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque March 17. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco here and there, then we hit the ground running again. Sun: Thirty years rocking and that’s got to say a lot, as we were talking earlier... other ‘80s bands just hit their peak and then fade off, but you said something totally interesting and very true. Mark: Those who do, do, and those who don’t… You know I get paid to travel and I’m still in love with making music. It’s the same thing with my solo records, I love to make music because I’m in love with music. It’s not a money grab, it’s something you dreamed of doing and we’re still living our dream, every one of us. We dreamed of it a s we were lea r ning our instruments as kids, to be able to go play. I said it earlier with the guys, you dream of this, you go and rock out, have a nice dinner afterwards, everyone breaks bread, and you go get a couple hours of sleep a nd go home. We’re all in different cities too, we don’t rehearse because we’ve done this for

so long, it’s what we do. Sun: Now you mentioned your solo records, lets talk about t he latest a lbu m “ H a l f w a y T h e r e ,” w h ic h dropped last year in April 2017. Mark: I can’t believe it’s almost been a year, it’s crazy. The record has done really well. We’ve hit Top 20 on a couple singles. You k now radio is a lot different now, yet we keep pumping away and people seem to dig it. Sun: How did you come up with the title “Halfway



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Ready Player One bets on nostalgia, loses By Glenn Kay For the Sun



aybe I’m getting old. Or perhaps I’m just in a grouchy mood this week. Ready Player One is a fantasy film and homage to the 1980s that should have been tailor made for me. It even comes from director Steven Spielberg, the man who made many of the films that helped me foster a love for cinema. Yet in this particular film, the overall effect is a little flat. The movie certainly has its share of entertaining sequences, but it feels like an obvious attempt to curry nostalgia at the expense of delivering a strong message about its subject matter. Set in a dystopian future, the story follows teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan). His normal life is certainly depressing, living with his aunt in a community of stacked trailers and taking refuge in a massive virtual reality universe known as the OASIS. Taking the online persona of Percival, Wade sets out to solve a mystery. Upon his death, OASIS creator James Halliday (Mark Rylance) set up a series of clues and challenges leading to a trio of hidden keys. Whoever completes the mission will be rewarded

Spielberg’s latest action feature lacks a sense of danger, despite the characters’ depressing circumstances. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. beyond their wildest imagination. The hero teams with online friends like Art3mis (Olivia Cooke) to collect the keys, but they find themselves pursued by the IOI corporation and its sinister head Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn), who wants control of OASIS. Early sections of the film feature a lot of action and techno-babble within the OASIS as the online avatars are introduced. Of course, many of the background characters have the appearance of pop culture characters from movies, television and video games. Beyond simply recognizing them (they are often accompanied with exposition from the leads about who they are), there isn’t much more to the experience for

audiences. The heroic avatars like Percival aren’t photorealistic, which also initially takes one out of the experience. Of course, after all of the set-up, things do improve and there are a couple of enjoyable sequences. This director is a master of shooting action and the later scenes are very well handled. The movie’s best moment involves a trip inside the Overlook Hotel from the 1980 film, The Shining, as the heroes enter the establishment to hunt down a key. Clearly, Spielberg is feeding on his own nostalgia for the Kubrick film and his enthusiasm here is infectious. The bit isn’t scary at all, but features impressive visual trickery and humor as the leads experience some of


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the film’s iconic moments firsthand. And the climax is appropriately epic as factions come to battle at the site of the final key. However, for this reviewer the online sequences don’t feel as exciting as they should. We are always well aware as viewers that we’re watching avatars in a video game and as such it doesn’t seem as life-threatening if their fake personas are wiped out. The story does attempt to add some real world drama in the second half of the feature as Sorrento sets out to hurt the real life players. These bits do play better, but in general many scenes lack a much needed element of danger. And the movie itself doesn’t seem to want to say a whole

lot about the potential issues at hand. The world is in a shabby state and the OASIS is an escape, but these kids don’t have much on their minds besides preserving their online personas. And the screenplay doesn’t want to deal directly with these themes. There’s a lot that could be addressed here about escapism, addiction and its effects on the world, but the movie is more interested in trotting out pop culture references. Indeed, there are a couple of awkward comments like, “Reality is real,” but that’s as overtly philosophic as things get. There’s a moment late in the movie where a character has the option of wiping out the entire online universe... and no one in the room even considers it for a moment. After all is said and done, the solution is presented in an upbeat manner, even though it hardly seems like an improvement. Some might perceive this as commentary and I may be misreading it, but I honestly don’t think the intent was to critique the actions and decisions of its heroic characters. So in the end, this reviewer found the movie technically impressive and enjoyed some fun bits and pieces here and there. Yet, the effect of Ready Player One is a bit hollow and ultimately less than the sum of its parts. Like watching a friend play a video game for two and a half hours, the overall experience just isn’t as enthralling as hoped for. Visit: CinemaStance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup


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Isle of Dogs warms the heart By Glenn Kay For the Sun



f ter n i ne feat u re films, director Wes Anderson (The Grand B u d a p e s t Ho t e l , Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) has a firmly established and distinct visual style, as well as an eccentric sense of humor that continues to help build on his already large fan base. After more than 20 years, his films still feel vibrant and fresh. The latest is a stop-motion animated film with photographic cues similar to Fantastic Mr. Fox, an earlier feature that dabbled in the same genre. However, with Isle of Dogs the subject matter is entirely original, adding an invigorating element to the proceedings. Once again, the end results are quite memorable. The story takes place in the near future, although it certainly has something of a retro look to it. Concerned about a deadly flu affecting the canine population, the severe and somewhat sinister Mayor Kobayashi orders all dogs banished from Megasaki City. Forced to fend for themselves on Trash Island, the pooches live day-by-day among the garbage piles. When a small aircraft crashes on the island,

Wes Anderson’s ninth feature is as charming as the rest, with a clever cast to match its visuals. Photo Credit: American Empirical Pictures a small collective of dogs go to check it out. They encounter the mayor’s nephew Atari, desperate to find his lost hound. The group debates how to proceed, with many resentful for how they were treated by humanity. As this is occurring, Mayor Kobayashi readies his plan to get rid of the animals for good and a local student organizes a protest against the autocratic leader. As expected, the visuals here are incredible, from the grand cityscapes to the unique and bizarre garbage island environment. Naturally, the story involves the characters traveling on a quest and this invites

all sorts of interesting new locals as the boy and animals make their way through makeshift homes and processing plants. One of the dogs resides in an impressive, colored-bottle structure. These striking visuals really stand out and make audiences excited for what might come next. It’s a wondrous movie to look at. Of course, without the voice cast and script, this would simply be a pretty movie and little else. There’s an amusing little gag used for maximum effect by the filmmakers. Many of the humans speak Japanese (sans subtitles) while the dogs communicate in English, involving

audiences in the proceedings as they have to figure out what the locals are saying. And of course, it also helps audiences identify with the oddball dogs. Bryan Cranston, Ed Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldblum handle their chores expertly, giving each character a little uniqueness that allows them to stand out. Goldblum has a particularly amusing running gag that allows him to deliver exposition in a very funny way... apparently, gossiping and rumor is common even among canines. Greta Gerwig lends her talents to the leader of the student uprising who helps to uncover

the dark intentions of the government. There are quirky lines throughout from the entire cast that add plenty of chuckles to the proceedings. The movie also has a sweet mes sage about i nclu sion and even offers some of its less-than-hospitable characters an opportunity for redemption. It winds down and runs out of gas a little towards the final act, offering a softer, gentler resolution than one might expect. Still, it makes an appropriate impact. In the end, Isle of Dogs is a completely endearing and original animated effort sure to please fans of the filmmaker. Visit: CinemaStance.com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 30, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


uess what? There’s a blockbuster movie arriving on shelves. In fact, it’s so big that others seem to have vacated the release date to give it some space. Still, there are a few interesting little independent features arriving, as well as plenty of classic flicks getting a high definition upgrade. 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! Act s of Vi o l e n c e No t t o b e confused with the recent Bluray/DVD release Act of Ve n gean ce, th is action picture involves three brothers who previously served in the military. When the fiancé of one of the trio is kidnapped by human traffickers, they join forces and head out to retrieve her. The search ends up leading them into conflict with a crime lord as well as police officers. Response to this effort was unanimously negative. Most wrote that it was a fairly uninspired, routine and unmemorable effort. The cast includes Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes, Melissa Bolona and Sophia Bush. The Executioners - This low-budget, independent horror picture is about four women who decide t o t a ke a vacation at a remote lakeside manor. As you might imagine, it end s up being a really bad idea. A group of men arrive in painted faces and begin to attack the homestead. The women join together to fight back against the invaders and take them down. As of right now, there aren’t any reviews available for this title and it appears to be making its official debut on disc. Therefore, one should expect it to be something less


than a classic. The movie features Natalie Burn, Jemma Dallender, Rachel Rosenstein and Justin Fischer. The Last Movie Star - A n a g i ng mov ie s t a r accepts a lifetime achievement award at a film festival. When he arrives to pick it up, he’s quite shocked to discover that the event is very small and attendees are minimal. It forces the performer to reflect on his life and he discusses his career with the event organizers. Reaction was mixed, with a few more negative reviews than positive ones. A percentage complimented the movie’s admiration of its star and felt that the screenplay offered some interesting observations on celebrity, but more called the humor corny and the sentiment ineffective. It stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase and Ellar Coltrane. I Remember You - A couple decides to renovate an a b a ndo ne d home i n a small village. After strange things begin occurring and the new arrivals begin learning more about the town’s bizarre history, they become concerned for their own well being. This dark, foreign-language thriller from Iceland (where it was titled Eg Man Big) earned positive notices from members of the press. They felt that while the movie took its time to get going, it benefited from a very creepy atmosphere and its compelling, supernatural plotline. The cast includes Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir. S t a r Wa r s: T h e Last Jedi Here’s that l it tle f i l m you may have heard about. T he l a t e s t epi sode i n the Star Wars saga features protagonist Rey training in the ways of the Jedi with an older and

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grouchier Luke Skywalker. She soon finds herself compelled to visit the sinister Kylo Ren; the two try to convince each other to choose a different path. The press liked the latest chapter in the franchise. While many had issues with some of the motivations and questioned some of the behavior of the established characters, most thought it was well-produced entertainment and complimented it for attempting to move away from the established series formula. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Arrow Academy is releasing a Blu-ray/DVD combo set called, Sacha Guitry: Four Films (1936-38). Guitry was a French playwright who jumped on the filmmaking bandwagon just as it was taking off. This release includes four of his movies on both disc formats. The titles are Indiscretions (1936), My Father Was Right (1936), Let’s Dream (1936) and Up the Champs-Elysees (1938). This set includes a 60-page book with writing on the various films and their importance in cinema history. What do you do with a group of little known B-movies t h at m ig ht not have the la rgest of audiences? If you’re Vinegar Syndrome, you collect them all and release them in a Blu-ray box set. Vinegar Syndrome’s 5 Films, 5 Years: Volume 2 includes a bunch of low-budget independent films together in one package. The movies include The Muthers (1976), Flesh and Bullets (1985), The Hang Up (1969), The Dungeon of Harrow (1962) and Murder on the Emerald Seas (1974) aka The Great Masquerade. Thankfully, these unsung flicks have been rescued from complete obscurity and are now restored and remastered in 2K. Shout! Factory is putting out a Collector’s Edition Bluray of the cult horror/satire, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006). It tells the tale of a psychopathic

killer who allows a documentary crew to follow him as plots his next rampage. This release has developed a big fanbase and the disc includes a 2K transfer from an interpositive of the film, as well as bonuses that include new interviews with the cast and crew, a director audio commentary, a cast audio commentary, featurettes, deleted scenes and publicity materials. Kino also h a s a pa i r of Blu-rays coming your way that couldn’t be more different in subject matter. The first is the historical biopic, Joan of Arc (1948), which features Ingrid Bergman as the title character and arrives with a new 2K transfer. Their second title is the action B-movie, T h e Sol die r (1982). That one features Ken Wuhl as a special agent out to stop a terrorist plot. There are a couple of extras on this particular release. Director Ja me s Gl icken h au s (T h e Exterminator, Shakedown, McBain) provides a commentary and there’s an additional film historian audio track. Finally, Discotek Media has a Blu-ray of the Japanese a n i m at ed feat u re, R o b ot Carnival (1987). It’s an anthology with robots as its theme and features nine different segments from different anime filmmakers.


Here are some titles that may appeal to children. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Season 1, Vol. 1 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection P o w e r Rangers RPM: The Complete Series

ON THE TUBE! And you’ll find the week’s TV-themed releases listed below. The Americans: Season 5 Brokenwood Mysteries: Series 4 Dolores (PBS) Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Season 1, Vol. 1 Emergency: Season 2 Legion: Season 1 L ou G rant: The F i na l Season Loves, Lies & Records Mr. Robot: Season 3 Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood: It’s a Beautiful Day Collection One Day at a Time: Season 2 (1976-77) The Outer Limits: Season 1 (1963-64) Peyton Place: Part 3 Power Rangers RPM: The Complete Series Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look W ho’s Walking Who Killed Tupac? (A & E)



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Friends, family gather in honor of John McBreen PHOTOS BY CAYLA NIMMO

A photo of John McBreen, Gallup radio personality, sits surrounded by flowers next to the sign-in book during the Martin Link, a longtime friend of John McBreen and fellow member of the Knights of Columbus, speaks before the rosary held in his honor at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup March 25. His death was announced March 19 at age 69. rosary ceremony honoring John McBreen at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup March 25.

From left, Knights of Columbus members Jimmy Armenta, John Carabajal, and John Moore attend the funeral of their fraternal brother John McBreen March 26. McBreen, who passed away at age 69, was a fourth degree Knight.

Russ Farrell attends the funeral for local Gallup radio personality John McBreen March 26 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup. McBreen passed away the previous weekend at age 69.

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HUMANITIES COUNCIL | FROM PAGE 4 partnership with the Acoma P ueblo Depa r t ment of Education, The Language Conservancy will be hosting a public Native language cultural event at New Mexico State University-Grants, May 21-25. The public is invited to learn the basics of Keres, participate in local cultural events, and help to revitalize this critically endangered language. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the project director Mr. Willem de Reuse at wilem. dereuse@unt.edu. • $4,000 to SOMOS, the Society of the Muse of the Southwest of Taos, for  2018 SOMOS Writers Series.  This series will present nationally known writers and poets including Pulitzer Prize winning Tyehimba Jess, a poet who bridges slam and academia; Kate Christensen, winner of the Pen Faulkner award for “The Great Man” and Naomi Shihab Nye, four-time Pushcart Prize winner and Palestinian-American poet, novelist, and songwriter. Each author will present a reading at the Harwood Museum with a Q&A afterwards.  For times,

dates and further information, please contact the project director, Jan Smith at somos@ somostaos.org. • $5,000 to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science for the  Da Vinci Dialogues. A series of panel discussions, lectures and workshops will take place during the “Da VinciThe Genius” exhibition that illustrates the many facets of Leonardo’s genius as an artist, inventor, and scientist.  For a listing of program dates and times, please visit www.nmnaturalhistory. org or contact project director, Ayesha Burdett at  Ayesha. Burdett@state.nm.us. • $3,000 to the Questa Creative Council for Questa History & Community Trail Events.  This program will bring historians and other community leaders to speak to the issues of archaeology, history, diversity, religion, past and living traditions of the area.  An interpretive tour of the Questa Trail with local historian Flavio Cisneros will be held June 2 on National Trails Day.  A second program with Dr. Rael-Galvez will be held later in the summer.  These programs bring attention to the trail-development project that is underway in

Questa. For further information, please contact the project director Alberta Bouyer at albertalatir@yahoo.com or visit www.QuestaCreative.org. • $5,000 to Wester n New Mexico University for ¡Fiesta Latina!  The three-day event will present  Transcending Borders, a free, five-part documentary film discussion series featuring the stories behind the art of five world-renowned Mexican folk artists. This program fosters understanding of the historical, economic, social and cultural significance of forms of traditional Hispanic folk art.  The film discussion series will be held in the historic WNMU Light Hall on June 22-24.  Artists include Patricia Castillo, Porfirio Gutiérrez, Don Habacuc Avendano, Brothers Roberto Abraham and Jose Manuel Ruiz, and photographer Eric Minding.  For further information, please visit www.fiestalatina.org or contact the project director Faye McCalmont at  faye.mccalmont@wnmu. edu.  • $4,500 to the City of RoswellRoswell Museum and Art Center for Magical & Real: A Lecture Series Examining the Life and Work of Artists Henrietta Wyeth and Peter Hurd.  The series will include

a panel discussion and five lectures presented during a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s paintings at the Roswell Museum.   Topics include biographies of the artists, an examination of their work and influences, the importance of place to the artists, and the significance of the artistic contributions of Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth and their place in the larger dialogue of 20th century American art. For further information, contact project director Caroline Michelle Brooks at c.brooks@roswell-nm.gov or visit  www.roswellmuseum. org. • $ 5 , 5 0 0 t o C i n e fe m m e for Route 66 Women in New Mexico:  Film Screening and Discussion Programs.  This program is based around the documentary film “The Women on The Mother Road” by filmmaker Katrina Parks.  In Fall 2018, Katrina Parks and a panel of experts will take the film to  Gallup, Tucumcari, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, towns that are tied to the historic highway and have strong interest in Route 66 preservation and interpretation. Historian Dr. Virginia Sharff, author Sharon Neiderman and historian Dr. Rose Diaz will discuss New Mexico’s rich Route 66 heritage and diverse women’s experiences in New Mexico along the mother road.  For more information, please contact project director Katrina Parks at katrinaparks@mac.com.  • $4,500 to the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for Ten Free Public Adult Lectures in conjunction with the 2018 Santa Fe Desert Chorale Summer Festival Programming. The Santa Fe Desert Chorale (SFDC) will present 10 adult lectures before each of its 2018 performances. Concert programs include: Ber nstein, Bolcom and Barber: Twentieth Century American Masters, Sure on this Shinning Night: Choral

Works that Evoke the Beauty of the Natural World, and The New World: Journey from the Inca Trail. The lectures will be given by experts on the music performed on each concert program. Lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the project director Janice L. Mayer at Janice@desertchorale.org or visit www.desertchorale.org. • $4,500 to New Mexico State University for New Mexican Rural Heritage Oral History Project. This project will gather information about the daily lives of individuals in rural New Mexico, especially the large and sparsely populated ranches that occupied much of central and eastern NM during the early twentieth  century. The project will include oral history interviews from Tularosa, Roswell, Esta ncia , a nd Black Lake.  Interviews and associated materials will be curated at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, and transcripts will be accessible via their website. For more information, please contact project director Kelly Lee Jenks at kjenks@nmsu.edu. • $6,000 to the Gila Conservation Coalition for the 14th Annual Gila River Festival.    The 14th annual festival honors the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and celebrates the rivers of New Mexico and the nation.  Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, will give the keynote address. Lecture topics from distinguished scholars will include river histories and current threats, our insatiable quest for water, river photos and stories, water law in the American West, and Navajo filmmaker Tony Estrada will introduce his film about Native American’s water protection activities.  For more information, contact project director Donna Stevens at director@ugwa.org or visit www.gilaconservation.org.



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he March 27 regular meeting of the Gallup City Council was conducted w ith th ree of the four city councilors. Councilor Yogash Kumar was excused from the proceedings. The meeting began with the presentation of commendations and awards to winners of the 2018 Water and Energy Awareness Day T-shirt design contest. Mayor Jackie McKinney greeted those present. “Ladies and gentlemen, we have a great opportunity again tonight to start off our meeting on a really good note,” he said. “This is going to be a presentation on commendations and awards.” The contest was for elementary students and promoted water and energy awareness for the youth. The council recognized three contest winners before rolling up their sleeves and getting to business. The proceeding began in earnest with the first action item on the agenda, which was to approve and accept the local liquor excise tax accountability report for the fourth quarter of 2017. The liquor excise tax funds must be prepared in a report to the state on an annual basis and it funds admissions and transport to the detox center, the Substance Abuse Crisis Center, and DWI Intensive Out Patient Treatment Program. Maura Schanefelt, McKinley County DWI director, thanked the city for funding that went toward public outreach and evidence-based activities. “We’re excited, we’re happy, we’re grateful that we get this money,” she told councilors. “Thank you.” Councilor Allan Landavazo asked if there was a single NEWS

thing worth mentioning or celebrating in the report. In 2017, the detox center admitted a total of 24,719 individuals. That figure was an increase of 378 from the previous year. Transport statistics to the detox center were lower than the previous year. In 2017, those numbers amounted to 16,185. That figure was a decrease from 18,107 in 2016. “We’re upgrading, updating and implementing evidence-based activities and we have a new prevention specialist,” Schanefelt said. She said the new hire has only worked for three weeks, but has visited all the chapters in the county and is networking and providing awareness on the program. The action passed by a vote of 4-0. Item two on the agenda was for a joint resolution with the county for the allocation of liquor excise tax funds. In 2016, the city and county entered into a joint powers agreement for the allocation and distribution of funds for projects and programs. There is a remaining balance of $21,859 from FY 2017 revenues. The city and country agreed to disburse $15,000 from the remaining liquor excise tax funds to hire another officer. Councilor Fran Palochak said the agreement has netted positive results already. “We’ve graduated seven people already and hopefully we will get them jobs working at Goodwill,” she said. “The GED program is also seeing much success.” McKinney said the jail alcohol and drug substance abuse treatment program is in its infancy providing continuing education and life skills that will hopefully make a difference when they get out of jail. T he item pa ssed by

Only three of the four city councilors convened for the Gallup City Council regular meeting March 27. Councilor Yogash Kumar was absent. The city is working with the county on the use of liquor excise tax funding to provide services. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta unanimous vote. Item 3 wa s to request approval for award of work for the water distribution blending study. Because Gallup has relied on ground water to provide drinking water to residents, the transition to a surface water source via the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project will have an impact on the pipes of the city’s water system. Dennis Romero, director of the Gallup Water and Sanitation Department, reported before the council. Romero said they were requesting to move forward $150,000 to study the effects and protect the health of city residents. “This is pre-emptive, proactive work,” he said. “We are taking samples from across the city and testing the water source so we can come up with a method to treat the water before it comes into the city.” Romero sa id t hey a re requesting $75,000 from the Bureau of Reclamation to cut

down on the cost by half. Landavazo said he was trying to figure out why the study needed to be done. “Isn’t that common sense thing?” he asked. The item passed unanimously. Item 4 on the agenda was a budget adjustment for the BNSF grant award amounting to $7,000 for the purchase of personal protective equipment. Fire Chief Eric Babcock reported to the council and said the money was for purchase of four complete sets of PPE. Palochak was surprised by the request – items she deems essental to firefighters. “It’s almost comical that you would have to ask us for this money,” Palochak said. Pa locha k mot ioned to approve, and the item passed 4-0. Item 5 was for another budget adjustment, this time for expanded security services. According to Jon DeYoung, assistant city manager, the

request was for $30,000. DeYoung reported to the council and said, “This item i s for ex pa nded secu r it y services by an additional 42 hours a week, covering city facilities, the walkway and other areas.” Palochak said the action was much needed, especially in light of recent violent crimes that occurred in the city. The council voted to pass the measure unanimously. The final action item was for a construction contract award for the North Side Senior Center rehabilitation. The work would include stucco repairs, construction of a ramp, room renovations and an electric snow melt system for the parking lot on the north side of the building. Two state grants covered project costs up to $125,000. The additional costs, amounting to $16,000 was for the ice melt system (heated concrete). The final item passed by a vote of 4-0, ending the regular meeting.

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McKinley, Cibola unemployment rates go up, slightly By Bernie Dotson For the Sun


ew Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in January 2018, down from 6.0 percent in December and 6.5 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate was 4.1 percent, unchanged from December and down from 4.8 percent in January 2017, according to information from the New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions. In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for January was 8.2 percent, a slight increase from December 2017, which was 7.9 percent. There is a lag in reporting the data due to end-of-the-year compilations. “I’d say the data is consistent with like data from around the state,” Tracy Shaleen, an economist focusing on the work force, said. “I think the same can be said regarding Cibola County.” Shaleen said the construction

County Unemployment Rates, January 2018 (Not Seasonally Adjusted)

industry reported the largest numeric and percentage increase among all industries. The industry added 4,100 jobs over the year, representing a 9.6 percent growth rate, Shaleen said. Shaleen added that leisure and hospitality experienced the second largest numeric growth of all industries in January. Also, Shaleen said, employment in the information industry decreased by 1,800 jobs, or 14.0 percent. Retail trade reported a loss of 1,600 jobs, or 1.7 percent. Retail trade, education and health care are a few of the largest employers in McKinley County. In neighboring Cibola County, about a 55-minute drive from McKinley, the primary employment industries are tourism, government and health care. Parts of Laguna Pueblo, the Pueblo of Zuni and the Navajo nation are situated in Cibola County. There a re 33 counties in New Mexico. Shaleen noted that February unemployment data should be released in about a week.

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T. MICHAELS, Ariz. — Francisco Lerma, a former salesperson with Winslow Ford, Tate’s Auto Center and Hatch Motor, was sentenced March 22 i n t he Nava jo Cou nt y Superior Court after pleading guilty to four counts of fraudulent scheme and artifices. The charge is a class two felony. L er m a w i l l ser ve si x yea r s to r u n concu rrently in the Department of Corrections with 338 days

credit and three years supervised probation. In his plea agreement, Lerma also agreed to pay restitution to victims, which will be determined by the parties involved. Du r i ng t he sentenci ng hea r ing a nd on beha lf of the Com m ission, Va r va ra Phillips, a human rights investigator, provided a written statement to the court indicating that, “Mr. Lerma knew exactly who to v ictimize;


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little bit of luck and s o me v e r y go o d detective work led to the arrest of a Churchrock man March 26 for the armed robbery of the Dead Horse Mustang convenience store earlier that day. Kyle Harrison, 34, is now facing nine charges — three counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault with intent to commit a violent robbery, three counts of larceny and one count of tampering with evidence. Sgt. Rober t Turney, an investigator with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, said he learned of the robbery around 2:30 am, shortly after it happened. The phone call from Deputy Johnson Lee informed him that a man had entered the store with a knife, terrorized the two clerks and he then left with a unspecified amount of money in a blue colored vehicle with the clerk’s vehicle keys along with keys to the store. The two clerks in the store were not injured, Turney said, but one was grabbed briefly. Both were “very scared.” The video surveillance tape of the robbery was not immediately available but an alert

Harrison Kyle was put out asking for on duty police personnel to be on the lookout for the vehicle. At 9 am, after reviewing the investigative report produced by Lee, Turney learned that the suspect had not worn any type of mask during the robbery. He also received a copy of the surveillance tape, which showed a very clear view of what happened earlier that day. “The video was very scary,” Turney said. Turney said he then began searching along Challenger Road in Churchrock for the vehicle when he received a phone call that the vehicle had been seen traveling on Nizhoni Boulevard, near the sheriff’s office. MCSO Inv. Merle Bates, along with Lt. Eric Jim and

Dep. Brandon Salazar, had managed to stop the suspect vehicle near Second Street and Nizhoni Boulevard and had taken the driver, Harrison, into custody after it was found he had a bench warrant out for his arrest. During a search of his person for possible weapons, officers also discovered a small yellow baggie wrapped in a white tissue in one of his pockets. Inside was a white clear glassy substance, which later was identified as methamphetamine. Harrison at first denied having anything to do with the robbery but when informed of the videotape and other evidence gathered against him, he confessed, said Turney. Turney credited the swift end of the investigation to a little bit of luck along with some good detective work, pointing out that detectives later learned they had apprehended Harrison just 15 minutes before he was set to left town. Harrison was still in custody as of press time March 29, and he’s being held on several bonds: $10,000 cash only; $3,000 cash/surety for the drug possession charge; and $1,000 cash/surety for a past DWI charge.

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N.D., to participate in everything from meetings to academic contests to networking opportunities with fellow tribal colleges and universities. “I think it was a both a fun trip and a learning trip,” Lee said. Lee is an eight-year veteran (sergeant) of the United States Marine Corps. “We won some contests and I think we were well-represented.” Lee said he beat out a candidate from the Institute of

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ISMARK, N.D. — Diné College had three tea ms come away with first and second place honors at the annual conference of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, participants said. Additionally, Aaron Lee, a junior from Low Mountain, Ariz., majoring in psychology, was elected student congress president of the organization. A group of 21 students from Diné College traveled to Bismarck, NEWS

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I N DOW ROCK , A r i z. – Nava jo Nation filed a complaint against the City of Winslow and the federal government March 27 alleging civil rights violations in connection with the shooting death of Loreal Tsingine by Winslow police on March 27, 2016. Tsingine was shot five times at close range by Officer Austin Shipley. Tsingine was 5 feet tall and weighed 105 pounds; Officer Austin Shipley was 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 200 pounds. In its complaint, the Nation alleges that these actions by the Winslow police against Tsingine violated her civil right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The complaint also alleges that the failure of the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of Justice, to take action against the City of Winslow, violates the rights of Tsingine and members of the Navajo Nation to equal protection under the law as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. “This type of treatment of our people in border towns will no longer be tolerated,” stated Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye. “Our people have the right to be free from unreasonable violence when they visit our neighboring communities — particularly from off-reservation law enforcement. Navajo lives matter, and that needs to be acknowledged and protected by our bordering jurisdictions.” While the City of Winslow is located off the Nava jo Reservation, Native Americans

Loreal Tsingine (predominantly Navajo members) make up 25 percent of the Winslow population. Many suspect this number is not reflective of the true presence of Navajo people in Winslow as a number of Navajo residents commute from the reservation to Winslow for work and school. Indeed, it is estimated that Navajos spend 75 percent of every dollar generated on the Nation in border towns such as Winslow. “The Navajo people fuel the economy of the City of Winslow. We have just as much right as anyone else to be free from police violence when we visit there to shop, work, and attend school” said Attorney General Ethel Branch, who herself attended elementary and middle school in Winslow while her parents lived nearby on the Navajo Reservation. “Native Americans experience death by police at a higher rate than any other group,” Branch said. “Although we make up only 25 percent of Winslow’s population, we averaged nearly 64 percent of Winslow police department arrests from 2012 to 2015. There is clearly a problem in how Winslow treats it Native population; we hope this lawsuit will inspire the city to pursue meaningful changes in their law enforcement policies and procedures to ensure that Native lives are valued and protected.”

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Weekly Police Activity Report SCREAMING AND ARGUING 3/21, Gallup

Richard Gantar

An argui ng couple attracted the attention of Gallup Police Department officers, and led them to solve a robber y from the day

before. G P D O f f ic e r A d r i a n Quetawki was dispatched to the area of Gra ndv iew A v e n u e Vanessa Lee and Junker bridge after someone reported a woman screaming in the area. A f ter a r r iv i ng he met another patrolman, Douglas Hoffman, who had also been dispatched to the scene. As they approached the couple on the bridge, they saw a woman, Vanessa Lee, 31, of Red Rock and a man, Richard Gantar, 31, of Albuquerque who was seen fumbling with something in his pocket. Hoffman went and picked

it up and discovered it was a social security card that had been reported stolen the day before in a vehicle burglary. Gantar was placed in Hoffman’s unit while the two turned their attention to Lee, who was found to have in her possession some of the other items that had been stolen the day before. It turned out that Lee was wanted in connection with another incident from the day before when she threatened a man with a knife and stole his phone, while he was waiting in his car while his daughter did her laundry. At the time officers caught her, Lee was still in possession of that cell phone. She confessed to stealing the cell phone, said Hoffman, cla i m i ng she pla n ned to trade it for some marijuana. Also found in her possession were three checks stolen the day before from Ernie’s Fire Extinguishers. She was charged with robbery, tampering with evidence, and being in possession of stolen property. Gantar was charged with being in possession of stolen property.


It began as an invest igat ion of two reported shopl i f t er s a nd ended up with police having to tase a Church Rock man who refused to follow commands to get out of a van. GPD Officer Luke Martin said he was dispatched to Walmart in response to a call from a security guard there asking for assistance. When he got there, he was told that two women had walked out of the building to a van in the parking lot. The two were suspected of stealing merchandise. The owner of the van, who claimed not to know the suspects, gave officers permission to search his van for any items stolen from Walmart. Another man was sitting in the van, and officers told him to get out of the van, but he refused, telling officers not to touch him as he reached for something in his pocket. The officers then grabbed him and forcibly removed him from the van as he said the object in his pocket was not a gun but a knife. As he was removed, a number of objects fell out of his pocket, including a knife and a smoking pipe. Once he was removed from the van, he continued to struggle and tried to escape. Martin said he was forced to use his taser to get him under control. Martin said he then looked at the pipe and found a residue of what appeared to be marijuana. The man originally told officers his name was Kyle Johnson but it was later determined to be Jacoby Garcia, 30, of Gallup. He was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also found to have three outstanding bench warrants for his arrest.

A DEADLY THREAT 3/19, Gallup A Gallup man is facing multiple charges after what began as a domestic violence case eventually ended up being something entirely different. Anthony Rios has been charged with trafficking a


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control led substance, a felon being fou nd i n pos ses sion of a firearm, agg ravated bat ter y on a household member, resisting arrest a nd po s s e s s ion of d r u g paraphernalia. Gallup Patrolman Justin Benally said he was dispatched to a motel at 1007 West Coal Ave. in connection with a report of a domestic dispute. When he got there, he met a local bail bondsman, who said he was asked to come to the motel by Petunia Hernandez, a woman from Las Vegas. He added that when he got there, Hernandez said her boyfriend, Rios, threatened to kill him and any police officer who showed up. Benally saw Rios walk out of a motel room, go back inside and come out again. Rios at that point was placed in handcuffs while Benally continued talking to witnesses. After taking to several witnesses, Benally learned that Rios had punched her in the back of the head and attempted to choke her. Police had heard that Rios had a weapon but a search of the motel room came up empty. Rios asked to speak to the bondsman and he came later and told police that the gun was buried in dirty laundry in the restroom. During the search, police did find to small plastic bags containing methamphetamine and a scale.

A BAR FIGHT 3/16, Gallup Jeremiah Tsosie, 21, of Bread Spr i ngs, is facing batter y on a police officer charges after he reportedly hit a Gallup patrolman in the parking lot of a local bar. GPD O f f icer A nt hony Thayer was sent to the Sports Page about 7:30 pm to deal with Tsosie, who was causing a disturbance at the bar.

Thayer said Tsosie appeared to be highly intoxicated and placed him in the back seat of his unit. Thayer had picked up another man who was also in the back seat so Thayer told Tsosie to leave him alone. No sooner had he said this, Tsosie began yelling at the man and insulting him. To make matters worse, security guards at the bar came up to him and told him there was another man they wanted removed from the premises. As he was talking to the security guard, Thayer said Tsosie came up from behind him and hit him on the right side of his face with his fist. He performed a takedown move to get him to the ground and a security guard helped place handcuffs on him. Once he was placed in the unit, Tsosie reportedly began hitting his head on the window and had to be restrained to keep him from hurting himself. He was then transported to jail, complaining all the way. Once at the jail, he continued to yell and complain, said Thayer.

A FAMILIAR FACE 3/14, Gallup It was a simple case of a snatch and run. G P D Officer Cindy Roma ncito said she was d i s pa t che d t o t he Del Norte Elementary School on Wilson Avenue about 3:30 pm in connection with the capture of a man who was accused of stealing watches from a nearby pawnshop. When she got there, she saw two men standing over a third man who was seated on the pavement. The man was Darrell Johnson, 41, of Yah-Ta-Hay, who, upon seeing Romancito, began yelling at her and calling her names. Romancito said she felt threatened by him because she had an encounter with him in the past. Once he was placed in a police unit, she went to the Andy’s Trading Post, which was located near the school


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Stephen Gene March 18, 1:30 am 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Department Officer John Gonzales was on patrol near Virgie’s Rest au ra nt on U.S. Highway 66 when another driver on the road made him suspicious. The blue Ford was weaving between lanes and its exhaust pipe was dragging behind, according to the police report. Gonzales pulled over the driver, Gene, 34, who appeared drunk. Gonzales saw open containers of beer in the center console and the

passenger’s seat. When Gonzales asked Gene how much he had to drink, he said he drank four beers: two Budweisers, a Bud Lite, and “whatever was in the car,” according to the report. Gene agreed to sobriety testing. During the tests, Gene was “swaying back and forth,” and he performed poorly. Gene blew a .17 and a .16 before being booked for his second DWI. Lane Begaye March 17, 10:18 pm DWI, Aggravated GPD O f f icer T i mot hy Hughte arrived at the Munoz Overpass in response to a driver struggling to maintain lanes, with an open trunk. Hughte spotted the car as it was exiting the parking lot of a California Chinese Fast Food

parking lot, and followed the driver as he he a de d down Wilson Avenue, then pulled him over. Begaye, 27, told Hughte he did not have a license or registration, and spoke with “delayed slurred speech,” according to the police report. Hughte asked Begaye if he had anything to drink before driving, and he said yes, according to the police report. When Hughte asked him how much, Begaye looked at him “with a confused blank stare.” Begaye refused field testing and a breath test. After being brought to the police s t a t ion , he a r g ue d w it h

corrections officers and was told to sit down, according to the report. Erik N. Denny March 17, 4:46 am DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Julio Yazzie was d ispatched to Applebee’s at 1560 West Maloney Avenue, where he met Denny, 22, who was “fiddling around with something” in his car, which had a damaged bumper. Denny told Yazzie that he drank four cans of beer and had a shot of whiskey, and that he had a room at the Hilton Garden Inn but was asked to vacate by management. Denny was drunk and involved in a crash at the Applebee’s parking lot that night, according to the report. Yazzie asked Denny to complete field sobriety testing, and Denny agreed. He performed poorly on the tests and was

booked, and his breath test read .16 and .18 at the station. Karyn Cooche March 11, 8:44 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Justin Benally was d r iv ing on U.S. Highway 66 when Cooche, 32, flew past a stop sign in front of him. When he pulled her over, Cooche made little eye contact with Benally while he explained the reason for the stop, according to the police report, and Benally began to suspect she was intoxicated judging by her slurred voice and appearance. Benally asked Cooche to step out of the car, and said he noticed her wobbling. Cooche agreed to do field sobriety tests, and she struggled with them. At the station, Cooche blew a .29 and a .31 on her breath test.

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a l lup mot el s a re often the site of violence, which was the case March 20 when Gallup Police Officer Douglas Hof f ma n wa s d ispatched around 9:30 am to the Redwood Lounge, after management reported seeing a man leave one of the rooms with blood on his boots. Hoffman walked to the room in question and found it to be a mess and saw a man, later identified a s Trav is George, 35, of Red Valley, lying in a fetal position on the floor with blood on his head. Hoffma n sa id the ma n was snoring and could not be woken up. Hoffman called for an ambulance and when it arrived, he went across the street and found Kyle Clah, 31, of Chinle. His boots were covered in blood, which Hoffman said made sense because the bathroom in the motel was so

S Kyle Clah small, George’s injuries could only have been caused by someone’s left foot. When Hoffman asked him what was going on, Clah said he was a gang member and he put “people in check,” according to the police report. Hoffman took his boots in as evidence and transported Clah to jail. As he was being booked, Hoffman said Clah remarked that George “was not going to show up. He got checked in the head.”

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A N TA F E — T h e Ne w M e x i c o Depa r t ment of Hea lt h joi n s t he American Diabetes Association in recognizing March 27 as “Diabetes Alert Day”. The annual health observance encou r a ge s New Mex ic a n s a nd ot her s nationwide to take a quick, free online type 2 diabetes risk test and learn how they can delay, or even prevent, the disease. NMDOH encourages New Mexicans to access the risk test through the department Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nmdoh, or visit www.diabetes.org/alertday. “Diabetes Alert Day can be a wakeup call to the dangers of diabetes and the need to make sure more New Mexicans don’t risk becoming a victim of it,” said Department of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher. “As with

many illnesses, early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment.” A n e st i m at ed 2 3 0,0 0 0 New Mex ic a n adults have diabetes, and over 530,000 New Mexican adults have pre-diabetes, the condition that comes before type 2 diabetes in which blood glucose levels are higher than


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AARON LEE | FROM PAGE 13 American Indian Arts in Santa Fe for the presidency. The final vote tally was 13 to 11, he said, noting not every school cast a vote. Lee said one of the main things he’ll do once officially swor n in come June at a Bellingham, Wash., AIHEC meeting is to foster better communication links among AIHEC’s 36-member schools — communication between AIHEC regional reps and such, Lee said.

“Sometimes emails don’t go through fast enough and there’s a communication breakdown,” Lee said. “I’d like to see everyone talking and understanding each other with respect to everything.” Lee said the transition to president would not be too difficult, since he previously served as AIHEC’s student congress vice president. Terence Tso, a data architect specialist at Diné College and a team competition coach, said the College won a first place award in critical inquiry — and second place awards in

Facebook post helps officers catch trailer thief Staff Reports


ILAN - The search for John Howard is over. H ow a r d , 3 2 , wa s being sought by the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office for the past week in connection with the theft of two flatbed trucks from the Thoreau area in February. The sheriff’s office received word the morning of March 28 that Howard had been arrested by police in Milan on burglary charges there and was now incarcerated in the Milan jail waiting to be arraigned on those charges. Pat Salazar, the chief of police in Milan as well as the former head of the drug unit for the McKinley County Sheriff’s Off ice, sa id Howa rd wa s arrested by his department in connection with the theft of a motorcycle and items from a tire shop on March 26. Within hours of the thefts, Salazar and Arnold Noriega, a police officer in Milan and a former McKinley County Sheriff’s deputy, with the help of the owner of the motorcycle, were able to track down a truck that was involved in transporting some of the stolen items, leading them to two men. At t hat t i me, of f icer s arrested Vincent Chapo after inspecting the prints of his shoes and matching them with prints found at the two robbery sites.


John Howard They also arrested the driver, who refused to give his name, and was booked under the name of John Doe. He stayed that way until a member of the department remembered an entry on Facebook about a man being sought by McKinley County. Salazar said when they took a good look at the face on the Facebook entry and compared it with their John Doe, they realized it was a match. Howa rd is fa ci ng t wo counts of being an accessory to a commercial burglary, driving on a suspended or revoked license and having two outstanding bench warrants, one from Cinola County and the other from McKinley County. Salazar said Howard will first have to deal with his charges in Cibola County and once that is done, he will be turned over to McKinley County to face charges there.

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web design and one act play. Besides Tso, who is a 2016 computer information systems and business administration graduate of Diné College, the other team coaches (administrators and instructors) from Diné College were Dwayne Bahe, Rosalind Smith and

Emily Greene. “We were prepared,” Tso said. “It wasn’t that much of a surprise that we won.” Established in 1972, AIHEC represents the interests of tribal colleges and universities. In 1989, AIHEC created the American Indian College

Fund to raise scholarship funds for qualified American Indian students. Among the Diné College students who participated at the 2018 AIHEC conference were Mayra Bedonie, Donovan Bia, Brandon Dinae, Daniel Joe, among others.

Students from Diné College attending AIHEC pose for a photo during a break in the action. Photo Credit: Diné College

POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 14 and talked to one of the clerks. The clerk said she knew Johnson because he had done some business with the pawnshop in the past but because of an incidence he had been barred from the premises for some time. He was recently allowed to come back. Earlier that day he came in with another man and apparently grabbed some watches and ran out the door. The other man was caught with nine of the watches. The clerk said she felt he might have been a diversion to confuse them. Johnson caught up with the rest of the watches near the school and the manager of the pawnshop said he didn’t want Johnson to come back ever again. He was taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance. From there he was transported to the jail where he was booked for larceny, assault on a peace officer (for threatening Romancito), and criminal damage to property.

ROAD RAGE MADE ME DO IT 3/22, Gallup At first, it appeared to be a bad case of road rage. But whatever it was, it got Ca sey Pia z Jr. in serious trouble with

the law. When it was finally over, Piaz, 28, of Gallup was facing charges of battery on a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. GPD Officer John Gonzales said it was about 12:48 am when he learned that another officer was attempting to pull two vehicles over that were apparently involved in a road rage incident. Gonzales caught up with the vehicles as they stopped, with the two drivers getting outside of their vehicles yelling at each other. Gonzales said he got between the two and was trying to calm things down when Piaz, one of the drivers, grabbed his uniform shirt. He told Piaz to let go but he refused to follow his commands. The two fell to the ground in front of Gonzales’ police unit with Gonzales on top. Gonzales said he continued to tell Piaz to let go of his shirt but he refused to do so, pulling off his radio and nametag. With the help of another police officer, they were able to get Piaz under control and placed handcuffs on him. When they patted him down looking for concealed weapons, they found red baggies and a clear baggie, both with suspected illegal drugs inside. They also found a glass pipe with a white substance inside. When he was booked, officers also found a small bag of

a green leafy substance in one of his shoes.

DON’T KEEP YOUR FRIENDS THAT CLOSE 3/22, Gallup Even the victim had no idea why his friend pulled out a knife and stabbed him. It happened, said Ramon Silverfox, about 1:30 am in a house on Scott Drive. Silverfox told police he was drinking in a back bedroom with two of his friends, Brent Bennett, 21, of Thoreau, and Kyle Francisco, 18, of Mentmore, when Bennett, for no reason, pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the leg. His father, carrying a bat, then chased him out of the house, said Silverfox. They had not even been arguing, he added. They had been “just chilling” and since Bennett had no place to stay, he had been at the Silverfox’s residence all night until the stabbing occurred. Gallup Patrolman Victor Rodriguez said he saw blood droplets leading to the bedroom. He said he also found a knife under a chair as well as several miniature liquor bottles in the bedroom. Bennett was found and had been taken into custody. He was charged with aggravated battery. NEWS

SILVERSMITH | FROM PAGE 3 “It’s not about accolades or showing off, that’s just part of being an artist,” he said. “It’s about being able to do what we do as a team to generate income for other people.” The company buys stamps, and Tsosie said everybody gets a fair share when they are sold. “Material things come and go, but if I ever go broke, at least I know how to make a buck,” he said. “There’s so many things I’ve done to make a buck.” For t he pa st 22 yea r s, he has been giving back to Navajo communities during Christmas. In 2017, his efforts provided food to 220 families a nd 263 families the year before. Tsosie raffled $50,000 in jewelry and prizes in 2017. The year before, he donated a $9,600 concho belt for the raffle. The funds generated

provided food boxes for the needy in Nava jo and Zuni communities. “In 1995, I only had $50, but I bought 10 bags of Gold Meal Flour from Bashas’ and gave it to an organization in Chinle,” he said. “The next year, I decided to do it on my own and distributed to people.” The experience was eye opening. He said it was sad because the people that were helped really needed food. Giving back was a means to fulfilling his promise to the Creator, Tsosie said, for keeping him sober. This clear vision is also one that he has for the city he’s lived in for the past two decades. “I love Gallup,” Tsosie said. “We can do without the alcohol, considering its history with this area. [There’s] talk of opening breweries or whatever. We should be opening museums and things for kids instead of bars.”

Lyndon Tsosie’s award winning silver work. Tsosie learned his craft through an apprenticeship that began more than 20 years ago. His dedication to jewelry helped him overcome addiction and begin his life. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura T h i s k i nd of cu lt u r a l enrichment is important to Tsosie, and it reflects in his most important advice: keep

reading. “We need our young people to read,” he said. “Read every day. Read the Gallup Sun.

SLAUGHTER | FROM PAGE 5 There?” Mark: “Halfway There,” you know I came out with about life, I just put it to song. You have your parents, then you let your parents go, they pass away. I lost both of my parents in the last 10 years. You watch your kids go drive away, it’s just how life is. The truth of the matter is that we don’t live forever, the time we live here you try to make your mark, and you try to at least touch a heart thread in your music that resonates to people. S u n: I f you wer e n’t doi n g t h i s, wh a t el s e d id you wa nt t o do when you were a k id? Mark: I think this was a natural flow for me to do, I’d always sang with records, I just liked music. You know you don’t think of it as kid, you just go, ‘hey I like to sing.’ I would be five years old sw i ng i ng on a sw i ng just singing away. It’s just a natural thing that I did, as I got into the fifth grade I auditioned for the school choir. They put me in it and I lea r ned the guita r from there too. I just gravitated towards music. Senior year I was voted ‘Most Musical,’ and came out of that teaching guitar. I got a scholarship for NEWS

Knowledge comes from reading, it doesn’t matter what it is. When you read, you can actually walk the talk.” Sun: Man, I could chat with you a long time, but I know you have a busy schedule. Thank you again Mark for doing this and hope to see you again. It has been very entertaining. Mark: When the circus come s t o t ow n it shou ld be entertaining, and that’s how we take our shows as – entertaining. As opposed to ‘hey lets just play our show and get the f-ck out,’ a lot of bands do that. That’s not how we do it. We want to get out there and be a part of it. Aga in, it’s ver y encouraging when the crowd is [like the crowd in] New Mexico. Always from the beginning of our career to now has always been amazing. We’re thankful for the people who allowed us to entertain them and believe in rock and roll. For more information, visit the band’s website at www.slaughterusa.com. ATTENTION NEWS HOUNDS!

Mark Slaughter’s new solo album “Halfway There,” which he discussed in an interview with the Sun after his show March 17. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Mark Slaughter music but I didn’t want to go that route, I still wanted to be the rock guy. I did three years teaching and right into [the ba nd] Vinnie Vincent

Invasion. That’s my whole story. It’s what I love... what would I be doing, my dad was an electrician and we made a deal, if I didn’t make it as

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OPINIONS Letter to the editor: Appreciating Gallup’s thoughtful citizens TO THE CITIZENS OF GALLUP


t the beginning of August 2016 my husband and I were visiting Gallup as part of our Route 66 trip. On the morning of the 3rd August, my husband had been taking photos of the old Coronado motel when he lost consciousness and hit his head on the ground. Several people stopped to help and a man phoned 911 and stayed with me; another young man in a big wheel pick-up was also very kind and helpful (my memory is hazy as to physical details as I was in a bit of a panic trying to keep my husband still). To all these thoughtful people, I would like to extend my gratitude and appreciation. Our heartfelt thanks to the ambulance crew, the doctors at Methodist Hospital, the

pilot, the nurse and the paramedic who flew with us back to UNM in Albuquerque. Also thanks to the police officer who drove me to the hospital. (We were driving a silver Mustang convertible just to jog her memory.) My husband spent several days in hospital and when we were back home in Belfast Northern Ireland, he had a pacemaker fitted. He continues to remain healthy and we are returning to Gallup this year to continue our Route 66 trip. To all those people who stopped and offered help and consolation, my thanks go out to you. It always helps to know that you are not alone. I will remember Gallup as a city of thoughtful and concerned citizens. Vicki Coalter


In 2016, the Commission met with and advocated for the Navajo County Attorney’s Office to pursue the filing of cr i m i na l cha rges aga i n st Lerma. Thus, the Commission began providing its assistance such as Navajo interpretation and contacting and meeting with Navajo victims. The Commission is exploring business friendly standards that patronizing a border town business with a “Navajo seal of Approval” w ill a ssu re a Nava jo consumer that their money will be spend fairly and without u n s c r u pu lou s de a l s t h a t f i n a nc i a l ly h a r m Nav a jo con s u mer s . T he Nav a jo sea l of Approva l will benefit both the consumer and t he bu si ne s s by br i ng i ng respect and trust back into commerce. For more information please contact the Nava jo Nation Human R i ght s Commi ssi on at 928-871-7436.

and, it was our Navajo elders who are most vulnerable and easily coerced. Our Navajo elders tr usted Mr. Ler ma and this trust was based on the Navajo culture and traditions in that word are sacred. When words are spoken, it should be spoken with care, meaningfulness and honesty. However, Mr. Lerma willingly and knowingly took money from our Navajo elders for his own benefit.” In 2015, the Winslow Police Department, after receiving calls from Navajo citizens, began an investigation to the allegations of theft by Lerma. T he W PD, hav i ng k nowledge that the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission was also investigating written complaints filed by Navajo citizens regarding vehicle purchase from border town automobile dealers, contacted the Commission.


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Workshop points small businesses toward government contracts By Finance New Mexico


he federa l gover nment is the world’s biggest customer and a major driver in New Mexico’s economy. While only a fraction of the $8.2 billion that Uncle Sam spent in New Mexico in fiscal year 2017 benefitted local companies, advisers at the state’s four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers work to increase the flow of federal dollars to small businesses that offer products or services the government wants. To that end, the Clovis PTAC is hosting a workshop March 20 at Clovis Community College for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about b e com i n g a gover n me nt contractor. “The workshop is to educate business owners on how to do business with Cannon Air Force Base and other government agencies,” said Jonnie Loadwick, procurement technical adviser at the Clovis PTAC and a certified VA verification counselor. “Cannon has been growing the last few years, and there is a lot of opportunity for government contracting in this area.” Obtaining government contracts can be just as onerous as securing contracts in the private sector: Businesses must aggressively ma rket themselves, because competition is fierce. As with all prospecting, it’s up to the seller to research what the buyer needs, prepare a quote and present an offer — a process the seller might have to repeat numerous times before signing a deal. But PTACs, operated by the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), are there to help in Clovis, as well as Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe. “PTAC

assists businesses with information and one-on-one counseling appointments free of charge to help […] cut through the red tape of government cont r a c t i n g i n ge ner a l ,” Loadwick said. As workshop participants will learn, before registering as a federal contractor with the System for Award Management or SAM at www. sam.gov/portal/SAM/##11 the business must: • Obtain a free Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) ident i f ier f r om D u n & Bradstreet at www.dnb.com. • S e c u r e a n E m p l o y e e Ident i f ic a t ion Nu m ber, Ta x payer Identi f ication Number or Form SS-4, all of which serve as a federal tax ID. • Know its North American I ndu st r y Cla s si f ic at ion System (NAICS) code, which can be found at www.census.gov/eos/www/naics. • Find its Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code at www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html. Beyond that, the aspiring contractor should determine its Product Ser v ice Code at www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/ index.php/en and its Federal Supply Classification Code. W h i le it isn’t ma ndator y to prov ide these numbers at reg i st rat ion, doi ng so helps gover n ment buyer s

determine the best fit for their procurement needs. The business owner also should determine the size of his or her venture based on the average number of employees over the past year or the average annual revenue over the past three years. Size standards, which can vary by NAICS code, govern small-business set-asides. Find details at www.sba.gov/ cont ra ct i ng /get t i ng- st a r ted-contractor/make-sure-youmeet-sba-size-standards. If the business qualifies as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, veteran-owned small business or woman-owned small business, it has an advantage when bidding for contracts, as the federal government sets goals for the minimum number of contracts it awards to certain underrepresented groups. To register for the free event, visit bizcalendar.org/ calendar/index.php?eID=11971. The workshop is repeated throughout the year at other PTACs in the state. For additional information or to locate the nearest center, visit www. nmptac.org. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to  www. FinanceNewMexico.org. OPINIONS


Gallup Soccer League looks to make improvements By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent


fter a recent visit from the head coach of the University of New Mexico’s men’s soccer team, the Gallup Soccer League is eager to get its own ball rolling. Coach Jeremy Fishbein and UNM Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez both spoke to a crowd of fans at Sammy C’s March 21 during a Lobo Meet & Greet event. In attendance were Alejandro Murillo and Delfino Sanchez: the head coach of the U8 GSL team and the league’s vice president, respectively. The two said they felt honored to be present in a meeting with the university’s head coach and athletic director, as it was a great way for them to get things started for this year’s league.

IMPROVING THE LEAGUE The GSL has six new board members, all whom aspire to improve and make changes for the league. On their website, the league describes itself as a “parent-volunteer organization established to benefit community youth.” Mu r i l lo a nd Sa nchez’s involvement in the GSL reflects that mission statement, as both have kids on GSL teams. As coaches, the pair noticed that once the season was over, there was a tremendous drop in youth interest in the game, and kids took up other sports, leaving the soccer ball alone on the field and replacing it with football or basketball. “Soccer is only once a year and these sports [basketball and baseball] are year long,” Murillo said. Introducing goals to the league is one change they hope to make, which Murillo and Sanchez believe will keep up SPORTS

engagement even during the off-season. They want to provide plenty of opportunities for not just the youths but for teenagers and adults to continue playing the game they love. Murillo, 29, originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, coached the Gallup High School boy’s soccer team from 2014 to 2016. He stepped down to coach the U8 GSL team in 2017. “I thought if I could teach fundamentals in the city league, I could feed kids to high schools to play at a higher level,” Murillo said of the move. “That’s where I’m trying to attack now, is the little kids.” During his time as a head coach at the high school level, Murillo noticed that some of his players weren’t familiar with the fundamentals of soccer. His players for the U8 team are age six and seven, an age group Murillo thinks will be better served by his training. “That’s where they [youths] build fundamentals so that high school coaches don’t have to teach fundamentals,” he said. “I want to try and make a difference in my reach.” Sanchez agrees. Sanchez, from Gallup, feels that soccer doesn’t get the same recognition in Gallup as other sports like football, baseball and basketball. “We want to see soccer grow more in the area,” Sanchez said. “There’s a lot of opportunity, especially when you start seeing how many youths come out [to play].”

WHY CARE? In a GSL video shared on their website, John O’Sullivan, fou nder a nd CEO of t he Changing the Game Project from 2012, said, “every year in the United States, about 40 million children play youth sports, yet 70% of those kids drop out and quit by the time they are 13

Gallup Soccer League, head coach Alejandro Murrillo, left, and its new Vice President, Delfino Sanchez, right, hope to rebuild and improve the league with its new vision and passion for the youths on up for the game of soccer. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe years old.” He continued, “three out of four children are done with sports before high school.” Sanchez suggested that if the league perhaps brings the competitiveness of the soccer up, maybe kids would continue to grow in soccer beyond learning the fundamentals of the sport. “It’s a sport that is growing in in this country,” he said. “But it’s not near anything like baseball, football at this point.”

MORE THAN KICKING A BALL There are successful leagues in Gallup for youths in football, basketball, baseball and softball. While the GSL is aiming to add soccer to that list, Sanchez added that they have broader goals, too. “I think if we can definitely step in and get with the schools and say, ‘Hey look schools, this is what we’re trying to do, what do you guys think about trying to make the movement bigger than just ‘Gallup Soccer League’

but ‘McKinley County’ wide,’” Sanchez said. What can the league do to get soccer to blossom more in the surrounding areas? “If these kids are coming in from Churchrock, Tohatchi, Crownpoint, Window Rock, why not?” Sanchez asked. “Something has to be happening that [parents] are willing to drive their kids out here for practice or for a game, something is working.” While Sanchez wants to get more kids involved in the league, there are barriers for some families that go beyond a lack of interest or a long off-season. The sport can cost time, money and transportation to get to and from practice or games. There is also a registration fee for the GSL, which includes the jersey, socks, and a soccer ball. “I know sometimes parents can’t afford to get their children in,” Sanchez said. “We are actually going to look into how we can help some of the families that are in need to help get their kids in the league.”

JUST THE BEGINNING The season hasn’t yet begun but Murrillo and Sanchez already want to get a head start on addressing questions and concerns over the league’s progress and goals. “Our board is new but we’re all looking for a lot of changes,” Sanchez said. He and Murillo did give an example of some proposed changes. The league is interested in a new soccer complex with turf where all the games could be held, instead of having to bounce from field to field in Gallup. They are also considering hosting a UNM Lobos soccer camp, where players from the Lobos team can come out and teach youth about soccer. “We have a lot of stuff on our agenda,” Sanchez said. “It’s going to take of a lot of work, a lot of patience and time, but we got the right people to do it.” For more information, visit: http://www.gallupsoccerleague.com.

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Pats blank del Norte, 10-0 MHS TAKES SECOND GAME, 5-2 

By Bernie Dotson For the Sun 


he Miyamura Patriots mercy-ruled the Del Norte Knights 10-0 March 24 in the first game of a varsity baseball double-header and went on to beat the Knights 5-2 in the second game of the series. The Knights (2-9) fell victim to a no-hitter by Brandon Vidal of the Patriots in the first game of the double-header. Del Norte actually didn’t get a hit in the series until about the third inning of the second game.   Vidal allowed just three runners to get on base in the first game. Del Norte’s junior right fielder Jacob Saavedra and senior third baseman Cisco Ortega were the sole Knights who got on base. Both were walked by Vidal and senior Orlando Apodaca of Del Norte was hit by a wild pitch which allowed him to take a base.  Miyamura head coach Brian Silva said it was sheer defense and being in the right places at the right times that enabled the Patriots to come away with the wins.  “I think our concentration level was very good today,” Silva said. “In the first game, you have to give credit to Brandon [Vidal]. Our defense was simply ready and played a heady and smart game. We

DIABETES ALERT | FROM PAGE 15 normal. NMDOH’s Diabetes P revent ion a nd Cont rol P r o g r a m e s t i m a t e s o n ly three in ten New Mexica n adults with pre-diabetes are aware of it, which prevents them from taking important steps to prevent or delay diabetes. Lef t u ntreated, diabetes compl icat ion s ca n lea d to he a r t d i s e a s e, bl i nd ne s s, k id ney d i sea se, st roke, amputation and even death. Its r isk factors i nclude fa m i ly hea lt h h i s tor y, race/eth n icit y, h igher body weig hts, i ncrea s i n g a ge, smok i n g, l a ck of physica l act iv it y, a nd h ig h blood pres su re.

hit extremely well throughout both games and that, obviously, helped.” In the first game, too, sophomore outfielder Lance Evans got to base on a double in the early innings and was hit home by senior third baseman Brett McFarland. Evans later brought in junior outfielder Jason Cordova and freshman infielder Marc Rios on a single to right field. A little later, senior catcher Giovanni Chioda got a hit and ended up rounding the bases before he was hit in by McFarland.  I n t he s e c o nd g a me , Cordova scored on a hit by freshman Lorenzo Dunsworth. Then in the third inning, Silva got hit by a pitch and McFarland and Chioda hit in two runners.   “We gave up some runs early and we couldn’t get back in it after that,” Del Norte head coach Ben White said. “They hit well and we committed a few too many errors as well.”  The second ga me wa s called in the sixth inning when Dunsworth hit a double and came home on a sacrifice fly by sophomore second baseman Dante Griego.   Cordova started the second game and gave up two runs. Rios relieved Cordova in the fourth inning. Miyamura (7-4) plays 4A foe Shiprock (7-8) March 30 at Patriots stadium.  N M DOH ’s D i a bet e s P revent ion a nd Cont rol Progra m suppor ts severa l programs for New Mexicans to better prevent and manage pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. The programs, offered through the Paths to Health N M : To ol s for He a lt h ier Living initiative, are proven to work and improve quality of life. For more information on the program, call Paths to Health NM at (505) 850-0176 or (575) 703-2343. To learn more about understanding prediabetes - what it is, risk factors, and other detail s about the condition, visit: www.nmhealth.org/ about/phd/cdb/dpcp/ndpp/ understand/.

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Miyamura High senior catcher Gio Chioda hits a pitch in the second game of the March 24 doubleheader against Del Norte. Chioda’s hit brought in two base runners. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Sophomore outfielder Lance Evans connects on a pitch in the second game of the Miyamura and Del Norte series March 24. Evans is considered one of the top baseball players in New Mexico. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura SPORTS

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McKinley County is now accepting applications for the following positions: DEPARTMENT Sheriff’s Office POSITIONS Deputy l Deputy ll FOR BEST CONSIDERATION DATE Open Until Filled Applications and additional information regarding positions can be found on the County web site www.co.mckinley. nm.us Dezirie Gomez CPO Human Resource Director HOMES FOR RENT Nice two bedroom great location apartment for rent 650 per month, 650 deposit. Credit and background check. Call for application 505-9792428. UNFURNISHED RENTAL AVAILABLE 2 bedroom apartment 1 YEAR LEASE REQUIRED. Utilities not included. No pets. Call 863-4294 for information before 8 pm PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: gallupsun@gmail.com CALL: 505-722-8994 MOBILE HOMES MOBILE HOME SPACES Mobile Home Spaces – Single wide – any size $215/mo. Double Wide $265/mo. Call Mike 505-870-3430 or Carmelita 505-870-4095. SERVICES

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BY GIVEN that the Gallup City Council will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. CASE #18-00700001: Appeal by Patrick Moore on behalf of USA RV Park/John Moore, property owner, for a Conditional Use Permit to allow three (3) manufactured homes on a single lot in the Heavy Commercial District (C3B). The property is located at 2925 West Highway 66, more particularly described as 13.8 Acs M/L in Sec. 24 & 25, T15 R19 K.O.A. Subdivision. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk, at (505) 863-1254, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk PUBLISH: Friday, March 30, 2018 LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Annual Open Meetings Act, Resolution #RA 2018-01 ITEM TWO: Quarterly Financial Report ITEM THREE: FY 2019 Projected Budget Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1)

week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 30 March 2018 LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018. Item One will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on April 24th, 2018. Both meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: CASE # 1801000001: Request by Alberto Villegas, on behalf of PMV Real Estate Limited, property owner, for the City of Gallup to vacate a portion of a ten foot (10’) public utility easement (P.U.E.) south of the property in order to enlarge the existing structure. There will also be a ten foot (10’) public utility easement (P.U.E.) dedicated on the northeast portion of the property for utility use. The property is located at 3205 Industry Drive; more particularly described as a Tract of Land in 23 15 19, the S ½ of containing 10.59 acres M/L. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 30 March 2018


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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Self-Storage Lien Act of the State of New Mexico, Section 48-11-7, that the following personal property will be sold or otherwise disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and other related charges. The personal property is located at ADOBE SELF-STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. Unit Number: 103 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Charlene Manuelito P. O. Box 131 Tohatchi, NM 87325

Gallup, NM 87301 Description Property:



2 dressers, 2 chests of drawers, nightstand, bed headboard, 2 mattresses, bed frame, Bissell carpet cleaner, cleaning bottles, blanket, & numerous containers, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 305 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Marcus Morgan 203 Arnold Cir. Gallup, NM 87301 Description Property:



Unit Number: 120

Assorted construction materials, concrete vibrator, hard hats, Tork towel dispensers, 5-gallon bucket w/ concrete finishing tools, 2 bags of toys, post hole digger, 2 doors, Iron Horse air compressor, Husky tool chest w/tools, & rolling tool chest w/heavy duty electric cord. Unit Number: 418

Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

Christina Gonzalez 309 E. Mesa

May Darag 246 Douglas Ave.

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2 coffee tables, heater, sand painting, baby high chair, stich horse, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown.

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Bed frame, mattress, desk chair, car seat, armoire, Play Mate cooler, playpen, 2 lawn chairs, crutches, toys, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown.

Angie Damon P. O. Box 127 Gallup, NM 87305

Unit Number: 423

Amana washing machine, carpet shampooer, weed eater, exercise machine, blankets, baby mattress, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown.

Filing cabinet, wire baskets, children’s toys, plastic shelves, aluminum ladder, 2 bulletin boards, space heater, metal shelving unit, & numerous storage bins & boxes of items unknown.

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Unit Number: 522

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Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Charlene Manuelito P. O. Box 131 Tohatchi, NM 87325 Description Property:




Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Sandra Bode 6810 E. 2nd Ave., #2 Spokane, WA 99212

Unit Number: 505

Description Property:

Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Lorraine Lee P. O. Box 1512 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504 Description Property:



Suitcase, dishes, pots & pans, blankets, florescent tube bulbs, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown.


Unit Number: 701

Desk chair, Christmas tree, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown.



Copper tubing, 7 old style suitcases, carpet cleaner, clothing, broom, mop, plunger, & numerous containers, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 526 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Natasha Roper 4501 Sprint Blvd., N.E., Apt. 2202


The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Tuesday, the 17th day of April, 2018, 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. This Notice is being published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. 1st Publication Friday, March 30, 2018 2nd Publication Friday, April 6, 2018

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Recovery program awarded $250,000 to expand in New Mexico Staff Reports


SPANOLA, N.M. — Hoy Recovery Program, Inc., an Espanolaba s ed re sident i a l substance abuse treatment center, was awarded $250,000 du r i ng Ja nu a r y ’s 3 0 - d ay legislative session in Santa Fe. “Our goal is to improve the quality of life not only for our residents, but for the community as a whole,” said Ambrose Baros, Hoy Recovery Program, Inc.’s executive director.

AGRICULTURAL THERAPY AND FARM FRESH EGGS Hoy Recovery Program, Inc. has found success with

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its agricultural therapy program, in which residents get the opportunity to take care of the garden where much of the center’s food is grown. T h i s prog r a m w i l l be expanded with the funding awarded, starting with traditional crops like green chile, squash and cucumbers. In addition, 1,000 chickens will be purchased, and the all-natural, free-range eggs produced will be sold through local farmers markets, egg co-ops, and supermarkets.

EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Inspired by Taos High School’s vocational center, Hoy

Recovery’s education center will also serve as a workforce development and job-skills-training headquarters. The space will include welding stations, a plumbing station, and a solar farm for those studying trades. Center residents taking college classes will able to study at Hoy’s mini-campus of two classrooms, also being developed.

TRANSITIONAL LIVING EXPANSION Hoy Recovery Program, Inc. clients that complete the 90-day residential treatment program will now have the opportunity to be referred to the center’s new 10-bed transitional living facility, where they can stay for up to one year. CLASSIFIEDS

COMMUNITY CALENDAR MARCH 30 - APRIL 5, 2018 FRIDAY, March 30 COMPUTER CLASS: INTERMEDIATE POWERPOINT Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No Registration required! Come and learn! 10:30 am-12:30 pm @ Main Branch, Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov GET UP AND GAME 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Join us for a family-friendly video games Friday afternoon. MAKER ZONE (ALL AGES) 2-3 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide the supplies and you provide the ideas. Free. SATURDAY, March 31 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. SUNDAY, April 1 HAPPY EASTER! MONDAY, April 2 TECH TIME: ONE-2-ONE TECHNOLOGY HELP The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering one-on-one technology assistance. Bring your personal technology devices or software questions to one of the scheduled sessions and our technology trainer will help guide you through the process. One-2-One Tech Help is on a first come first serve basis. For questions call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov TUESDAY, April 3 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. TECH TIME 4-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will provide job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. Call (505) 863-1291 or libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. This week: Job Assistance Workshops. WEDNESDAY, April 4 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. TECH TIME: LIBREOFFICE HELP. 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library is offering help using our open source software. This week: LibreOffice. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. CALENDAR

APRIL FILM SERIES: SACRED PLANET During the month of April, we explore the basic element of earth in cooking and culture with our Cultural-X-Change program at the Library. In keeping with that earthy theme, we’ll be showing movies every Wednesday at 5:30 PM about the land beneath our feet. Free popcorn provided. THURSDAY, April 5 TECH TIME: INTRO TO THE INTERNET 3-5 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Tissue Roll Caterpillar. ONGOING CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue-Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays


from 6-8 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) 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. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30 pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens

in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting Bebe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. SAVE THE DATE TAIZÉ CANDLELIGHT SERVICE A Taizé contemplative candlelight service will take place at 4 pm, April 8 at Westminster Presbyterian Church-Gallup to provide an opportunity for silence and spiritual refreshment. The theme of “Awakening” – reflections on the season of resurrection and of Spring will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions.  Spend an hour in prayer for the healing of our broken world and planet.  Please join us.  The church is located at 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Contact: Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136 WRITER’S WORKSHOP April is national Poetry month. On April 9, in anticipation of the 2nd Annual ArtsCrawl Poetry Slam during ArtsCrawl, the Gallup Poetry Slam will host a Writer’s Workshop. 6:30-8:30 pm, at ART123. Email mdeykute@ gmail.com. GALLUP CITY COUNCIL Special meeting 3:30 pm. Regular meeting 6 pm. 110 W. Aztec Ave. CROWNPOINT PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK April 11, 10-3 pm @ Crownpoint Hospital: Community Health Fair; April 12, 5 pm @ Crownpoint Middle School Gym: Inter-Departmental Co-Ed Basketball tourney; April 13, 10 am @ Crownpoint Hospital: Community Fun Walk & Run. Information: (505) 786-6321/6240. GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP gallupARTS is excited to announce the next season of ArtsCrawl, which kicks off on Saturday, The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: 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. RMCHCS BLOOD SCREENING TESTS On April 9-14 and 16-21, RMCHCS will provide low cost Blood Screening Tests prior to the Community Health Fair. Call (505) 863-7325.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S On April 11, join the Gallup Masonic Center for a support group. 6:30 pm, Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Ave. UNM HOEDOWN CELEBRATION Join UNM on April 13, for the 2018 UNMG Hoedown Celebration. GALLUP INTERFAITH GROUP The Gallup Interfaith Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at  Westminster Presbyterian Church. Bring food or drink for a shared meal.  All are welcome in friendship and community! The church is located at 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive - near Orleans Manor Apartments). For more information contact Pastor Lorelei Kay: wpcgallup@ gmail.com or Steve Rogers (505) 870-1942. SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEF/ BEREAVEMENT On April 18, join the Gallup Masonic Center for a support group. 6:30 pm, Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Ave. Call (505) 615-8053.


On April 22, join in to clean up the downtown alleys. Trash pickup begins at 11 am. Currently recruiting team captains for future Gallup trash pickup dates. Call Labor Persinger (505) 409-1778. Late lunch provided: Wowies Event Center @ 3 pm.


Community Awareness walk, April 27 at 10 am. The walk starts at the Veteran’s Memorial Park and ends at the Window Rock flea market. Wear teal for sex assault awareness and/or blue for child abuse prevention. Info: Leveena Begay, CIS (928) 871-7629. 2018 COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR On May 5 join us for a 2018 Community Health Fair Fitness Fair Fiesta, with free information for all ages. There will be entertainment and giveaways. Pick up your blood screening test results. Call (505) 863-7282 or email cdyer@rmchcs.org. 10 am-2 pm, Rio West Mall. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm

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