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NEWS Heinrich talks education, funding in Gallup visit SEN. MAKES STOPS AT COLLEGE, COMMUNITY PANTRY, VETERANS CEMETERY

New Mexico State Sen. Martin Heinrich looks out a window towards the construction of the veterans cemetery in Gallup April 2. Heinrich helped allocate state funds for the construction of the new cemetery, which is located on the north side of Gallup off Ford Drive in full view of Interstate 40. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo By Rick Abasta For the Sun

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en. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., stopped in Gallup April 2 to announce the Degrees Not Debt Act and

to support the construction of the Gallup Veterans Cemetery. During his visit, he spoke to fellow democrats at the Jim Harlin Community Pantry about his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

Heinrich said voters of the region should cast their ballots for him because he knows this part of the state and because he cares about the area and is willing to fight for it. “We work on issues here all the time that are near and dear to my heart and the community,” he said. Heinrich pointed to initiatives like the community-based outpatient clinic for veterans in Gallup, and a new Indian Health Services hospital. He also mentioned his commitment to outdoor recreation availability in the area. “I worked with a number of folks from Gallup on the trail project in the Zuni Mountains that brings new economic activities here,” he said. Heinrich was the former director of the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation in Thoreau and said he spent many evenings and weekends in Gallup shopping. The senator said it was growing up in a working class

family that led him to embrace Democratic Party values. “My dad never got a college degree and my mom never finished high school,” he said. “They were able to create a very bright future by simply working hard and playing by the rules.” The current political climate in the country right now precludes some people from playing by the rules while enjoying benefits and incentives that are not available to all American citizens, he added. “We can hit the reset button in this election,” Heinrich said. “We can invest in our own again.” Heinrich announced the Degrees Not Debt Act April 2 at Middle College High School, which is located on the UNMGallup campus. The act would focus on the Pell Grant, a need-based federal grant program that began in 1972. Under the Degrees Not Debt Act, the Pell Grant would be increased to $10,000 per year and index future Pell Grants to

the consumer price index, lower expected family contribution, hold states accountable to higher education funding appropriations, and increase transparency in college costs. Bolstering education will stimulate the economy, Heinrich said of the initiative. “We were at (Middle College High School) today announcing new legislation to modernize the Pell Grant and bring it up to a level where it should be so that our youth can go to college without graduating with a mountain of debt,” he said. He said education is the great equalizer, which levels the playing field economically. Investing a portion of the state permanent fund toward early childhood education is one possible solution. Heinrich cited the $1.7 trillion tax bill that provided tax cuts in the form of corporate buy backs and tax cuts for high income

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Mayor Jackie McKinney, right, talks with local hero and Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura at the construction site of the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery during New Mexico State Sen. Martin Heinrich’s visit to Gallup April 2. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Family of late Navajo Code Talker receives Congressional Silver Medal Staff Reports

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LBUQUERQUE — Spea ker LoRen zo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) and President

Russell Begaye were in attendance as U.S. Sen. Martin Henrich, D-N.M., presented t he Cong res siona l Si lver Medal to the family of the late Navajo Code Talker Adolph Nagurski during an early morning ceremony held at the New

Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque April 3. The prestigious medal was p r e s e n t e d t o B e nj a m i n Nag u r sk i, son of Adolph Nagurski, his grandchildren, and great children in recognition and honor of Nagurski’s

service during World War II. In 2000, the Congressional Silver Medals were authorized by Congress and produced by the U.S. Mint to recognize the dedication and service of the Navajo Code Talkers, who served in every Marine battle in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945. The Congressional Silver Medals were first presented to Navajo Code Talkers in 2001, however, Nagurski did not receive a medal at that time.   During the ceremony, Bates extended his appreciation to the Nagurski family and stated that all Navajo Code Talkers deserve great recognition for

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their service, strength, and sacrifice to defend the country and the Navajo Nation. “Today is a remarkable day to recognize a nother great Navajo warrior, Adolph

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Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Editorial Assistant Abigail Rowe Correspondents Rick Abasta Boderra Joe Calendar Editor Lealia Nelson Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Design David Tsigelman On the Cover: Sen. Martin Heinrich looks at renderings of the Gallup State Veterans Cemetery April 2 in Gallup. White Sands Construction, Inc. explained the proposed layout to the senator during his site visit. Photo by Cayla Nimmo The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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New Mexico readies for driverless vehicles By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report

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utonomous vehicles are coming. Soon— a nd New Mex ico needs to be ready. That was the message from a recent summit on autonomous, or driverless, vehicles organized by the state Department of Transportation. Local officials, technology experts and even industry representatives all agreed legislators need to understand the technology before changing laws or other policies. Ea rlier this yea r, Sen. James White, R-Albuquerque, introduced a memorial asking NMDOT to organize the summit and get New Mexico ready for autonomous vehicles. While some predict widespread use of fully autonomous vehicles is decades away, White said it could be closer to 5-10 years away. And in fact, some semi-autonomous vehicles are already on the road today. “The industry is fast defining what we do here in this realm,” Charles Remke, director of New Mexico Department of Transportation ITS, told attendees. Tyler Svitak, the Connected and Autonomous Technology P rog ra m Ma nager at t he Color a do Depa r t ment of Transportation, said states need to define what they want and need from autonomous vehicles—before the fast-growing industry does it for them. Industry is open to

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid undergoing testing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Photo Credit: Creative Commons partnerships with states, he said, but states must first establish goals and lay out a strategy. While commercially-available vehicles that can safely drive without any human interaction are years away, semi-autonomous vehicles are already on the roads, including on New Mexico’s highways. Automated semi trucks cruise across I-10 in southern New Mexico on regular trips between Los Angeles and El Paso, Texas. Jonny Morris is the Head of Public Policy at Embark, the company that operates those trucks to deliver air conditioning equipment. He ex pla ined that the company uses the automated systems from “exit to exit” on highways, though human drivers still navigate surface streets in cities. Even when automated, those trucks still have CDL-licensed drivers who

are required to have their hands on the wheel at all times and to take over if there is a problem. The SAE, an organization of scientists and engineers in the automotive industry, has five levels of automation with cars. According to the National H i g hw a y T r a f f ic S a fe t y Ad m i n istration  (NHTSA), which adopted the standards, Level 1 includes vehicles with automatic braking and cruise control. Level 2, or partial automation, cars assist with steering or acceleration, but the driver must stay engaged. The next big leap is to Level 3, conditional automation, where a driver is needed and expected to jump in and take over. This includes currently-available products like “autopilot” modes in cars like Teslas. At Level 4, the vehicle can drive itself under certain conditions, with no input from

the driver. The driver would have the option to take over and control the vehicle themselves. At Level 5, the vehicle can drive itself under all conditions—and might not even have the option for the human to take over. Levels 4 and 5 are what most people think of when picturing fully automated, driverless cars. It isn’t necessarily personal vehicles where automation will occur first on the roads.

CRUISING I-10 ALREADY Like Embark, other trucking companies and manufacturers are already exploring automated vehicles. Budweiser used “Otto,” a self-driving truck, to deliver beer in a highly promoted public relations act. But in New Mexico, it’s the I-10 corridor that could see big

advances in automated trucks. And already, something called “platooning” is being used to make hauling cargo by truck more efficient. Steve Boyd, the Founder and Vice President of External Affairs for Peloton Technology, talked about the technology that would allow semi trucks to communicate with each other and “draft.” While drafting, trucks sync with those in front of them, allowing them to match the acceleration and braking of the lead truck. Drafting increases fuel mileage and may decrease accidents. This can already take place on New Mexico’s highways without any needed upgrades to existing systems. The infrastructure automated vehicles need is in line with what many human drivers want already. “We need well-maintained roads, well-marked roads,” Embark’s Morris said. Ed Bradley, a Program Manager with Toyota agreed and added that connectivity with systems put in place along roads would “help, but it’s not required.” Colorado is already working on connectivity and has a $72 million connected vehicle network in the works, in partnership with Panasonic. The system will run from Golden to Vail on I-70, 90 miles of the most dangerous road in the country, and will eventually

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Weekly police activity report Staff Reports

HANDCUFFED TO A FENCE 3/29, Continental Divide W h e n G l e n n Slaughter d i s c ov e r e d a Thoreau man trespassing in his Continental Divide store, he knew he had to detain him until a sheriff deputy arrived. So he handcuffed him to a fence post. When McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. arrived at the Indian Village Gift Shop on State Highway 122 March 29, he found Duane Yazzie, 49, of Thoreau handcuffed to a fence near the store. Glenn Slaughter, co-owner of the store, told the officer that when Yazzie entered his store, he recognized him from a previous incident where he was told not to come back to the store. He said when he informed Yazzie he was trespassing,

he became uncooperative and started arguing with him before he walked out. Slaughter said he followed him outside and saw him running around the parked cars to get away from him. Slaughter said he managed to catch him and handcuff him to a fence south of the store. Tsethlikai said when he talked to Yazzie, he said he did not know he had been barred from going into the store. He also denied that he had been in the store. Tsethlikai placed him under arrest for criminal trespass.

MISSING MOTHER 3/27, Gallup O f f ic e r s a r r ived at the 200 block of Montoya Bouleva rd around 8:40 pm after a woma n reported two children at her house whose mother could not be reached. Gallup Police Officer Charles

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Steele arrived to speak with the woman who made the report, and she said the children came over and hadn’t seen their mother, Anastasia Chee, 30. When the woman tried to call her cell phone, the mother “sounded intoxicated and hung up,” according to the police report. Steele spoke with the children, who said their mother was not home all night and their father lives in Phoenix. Steele headed toward the children’s residence, and on the way saw two intoxicated women heading in the same direction. Steele caught up with one of the women who looked “highly intoxicated” and had no shoes on, according to the report. She identified herself as Chee, and said she did not know where her children were. She was booked for abandonment of children. The children were released to their grandmother.

CHILDREN IN DANGER 3/27, Gallup

It bega n with a fight and ended up with a Gallup w o m a n fa ci ng t wo counts of abandonment of her children and placing them in a dangerous situation. GPD Officer John Gonzales said he was dispatched to a residence on Montoya Boulevard about 12:51 am on March 27 because of a report of two women fighting at that address. When he got there, he found Alexandra Scott, 24. Nearby was another woman who was identified as Deandrea Garcia. According to Gonzales, Scott was intoxicated and yelling at Garcia. Gonzales said he asked Scott for identification but she said she left it in her apartment. But when she tried to get into her apartment, she found it locked. She said her two children were inside the apartment. Scott became upset when she couldn’t open the door, said Gonzales, and as she was being walked over to Gonzales’ patrol unit, she became combative, resulting in Gonzales having to push her up against his unit and handcuffed her. Garcia then approached Gonzales and asked where Scott’s children were. She then opened Scott’s apartme nt a nd G o n z a le s a nd another officer went inside to look for the children but they weren’t there. Scott told Gonzales she had seen the children there just before police arrived. Another woma n at the scene sa id they were in a car but police checked all of the cars in the area and found no children. At that point, a nother woman came out of the apartment complex and said she had the children, ages seven and four. She said she took them to her apartment because she was concerned for their safety. When the officers took the children back to their

apartment, Gonzales said he found on a counter a glass pipe and a small baggie with a green leafy substance inside of it. Gonzales said that because Scott was seen fighting with Garcia and because of Scott’s intoxicated condition and giving her children access to a possible narcotic, Scott was placed under arrest. Since no family was located, police contacted the Children’s Youth and Family Department, and state officials picked them up.

FLUSHED TOO LATE 3/22, Gallup G P D O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer was on patrol near the 200 block of West Coal Avenue when he saw a man who appeared to be intoxicated. When Thayer approached him, the man identified himself as Brian Yazzie and hesitated in remembering his birthday. When Thayer pressed Yazzie on his birthday, Yazzie said he knew it. Thayer was then informed that Yazzie had a warrant out, and he was placed under arrest. Thayer searched the man and found bags that appeared to contain drugs, according to the police report. Once at the station, the man admitted that his name was Christopher Yazzie, 29. There was also a warrant out for him under that name. Yazzie was transported to jail and officers asked if he had anything on him that would not be allowed in jail. He said no, and allegedly asked Thayer if he could have some marijuana to smuggle into jail with him. While Yazzie was changing his clothing, another officer saw him pull a plastic bag from

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Derrick Benally March 31, 4:40 pm DWI, Aggravated McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Dep. Eric Jim said he was d ispatched to State Highway 264 west of Yahta-hey in connection with a report of a Chevy truck that was said to be weaving on the highway. Jim said he found the vehicle headed east on Highway 264 at about the 15 mile marker, followed it and observed it crossing over to the right shoulder and conducted a traffic stop. When he approached the driver, Benally, he said he saw signs of him being intoxicated and asked where he was coming from. Benally said he was going home from work. After admitting he had one drink before driving, Benally, 31, of Brimhall, agreed to do field sobriety tests, which he failed. At that point, he was arrested and taken to the sheriff’s office where he was given a breath alcohol test. He posted two samples of .24. Christian Kaye March 30, 6 pm DWI M C S O Dep. Brandon Salazar said he was dispatched to t he Ga s Max on U.S. Highway 491 north of Gallup in reference to numerous reports of a vehicle dragging someone. As he got to the area, he received an updated report that the vehicle was now parked at the Family Dollar Store in Yah-ta-hey. Salazar said he proceeded to that address and found the vehicle. As he walked up to it, he said he observed the driver and passenger bending over as if to make it appear no one was in the vehicle. As he neared the passenger side of the vehicle, he heard it rev up and saw it leaving the parking lot. He began pursuing the NEWS

vehicle as it headed west of State Highway 264 and saw it come to a stop about the 15-mile marker. At that point both the driver and the passenger got out of the vehicle and began running north. Salazar said he kept his eyes on the driver and was able to catch up with him. He told him to hold up his hands while another deputy who arrived on the scene handcuffed him. The driver was identified as Christian Kaye, 21, of Gallup. When he was stopped, he was on tribal land but since Salazar is commissioned as a tribal officer, he was able to continue with the arrest. He said Kaye agreed to take a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was then taken to the sheriff’s office where he agreed to take a breath alcohol test, posting two samples of .10. Salazar said Kaye was then turned over to a tribal police officer, who transported him to the Crownpoint Tribal Jail where he was booked on DWI and fleeing charges. Jonathan Shelly March 30, 2:27 pm DWI M C S O Dep. J. Bowman was d i s p a t c he d to Thoreau becau se of a repor t of a p o s s i bl e drunk driver. He found the vehicle leaving the Giant gas station and followed it. After observing that the vehicle had a plate registration that expired in 2015, he conducted a traffic stop and noticed that there were three occupants in the vehicle. He also saw an unopened bottle of vodka in the vehicle. When he began speaking to Shelly, the driver, he noticed that he had blood shot eyes and smelled of alcohol. When Bowman mentioned Shelly’s blood shot eyes, Shelly, 35, of Continental Divide, said he had a medical condition which caused him to have red eyes but he couldn’t remember what it was called. He then refused to take a field sobriety test and was arrested for DWI. When he refused to take the breath alcohol test, he told Bowman that

he was “just now getting over my other DWI I had in Santa Fe.” Shelly was taken to the county jail and booked on DWI charges while the other two occupants were taken to the NCI Detox Center. Bennie Smith March 24, 6:49 pm DWI, Aggravated M e t r o Dispatch received a phone call from a woman saying she had been g iven a r ide a nd dropped off at the Del taco on U.S. Highway 491. She told the dispatcher the man was obviously intoxicated. GPD Officer Andrew Thayer was dispatched to the scene and found the suspect vehicle parked at Del Taco. When he approached the vehicle, he found the engine running and the driver unconscious behind the wheel. Thayer said he had a hard

time waking the driver, later identified as Bennie Smith, 63, of Church Rock. When Smith was finally awakened, Thayer said he started to reach in and turn off the car’s engine, when Smith grabbed his arm and yelled at him, refusing to let him turn off the engine. By that time, another officer had arrived at the restaurant and he opened the passenger side door and turned off the engine. When Smith was removed from the vehicle, he needed assistance in walking so no field sobriety test was performed, said Thayer, who said Smith then refused to cooperate in being placed in his unit so officers had to assist him into the vehicle. He was then transported to police headquarters for a breath alcohol test. During the trip there, Thayer said Smith continued to ask why he was in handcuffs. Once at police headquarters he posted two samples of .24 and .23. Treva Charley March 23, 11:47 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated GPD Of f icer St even Peshlakai was on DWI patrol when he noticed a vehicle on East Highway 66 with one headlight off. He conducted a

traffic stop a nd when speaking to Charley, 40, of Continental D iv ide, he said he could smell alcohol coming from her person. He said as she left her vehicle, she began swaying side to side and lost her footing a few times. He said he also saw an open container of beer in the back seat of her vehicle. She agreed to take the field sobriety tests but gave up midway, saying she could not do the test because of her drinking. She then refused to do the breath alcohol test and was charged with aggravated DWI and having an open liquor container in her vehicle. Patricia Sunshine Krouth March 23, 11:02 pm DWI, Aggravated GPD Officer Luke Martin was dispatched to Mendoza Road over reports of a crash with injuries and a possibly intoxicated driver. Martin was informed that a witness at the scene was possibly intoxicated

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Steinborn presses state on Lea County nuclear waste storage facility Staff Reports

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AS CRUCES, N.M. — Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D -N.M ., t he Ch a i r o f N e w M e x i c o’s Legislative Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Interim Committee, sent letters April 3 to Gov. Susana Martinez, At tor ney Genera l Hector Balderas, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the state superintendent of insurance requesting answers to concerns about the State’s preparedness for safely handling a proposed nuclear waste storage facility in Lea County. Operators of the planned facility seek to transport and store spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants and other high level nuclear waste from across the U.S.   The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently approved the application for the facility, triggering a 60-day public comment period from March 29 to May 30.   Steinborn said the potential hazards of shipping and storing the country’s high-level nuclear waste in New Mexico mandates a very thorough review. “Given the speed at which this nuclear storage proposal is now moving forward, it is critical the State perform a full, top-to-bottom review of our preparedness to handle it,” Steinborn said. “There are serious questions about the State’s ability to safely accommodate the shipping and storage of high level nuclear waste, and whether this interim storage facility is the wisest policy for New Mexico and the country. We need answers.”  Holtec Inter national is seeking to store 500 canisters containing 5,000 metric tons of uranium at the proposed location, i nclud i ng spent

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u ra n iu m-ba sed fuel from commercial nuclear reactors, and a small quantity of spent mixed-oxide fuel. If authorization is provided for the initial 500 canisters, the company intends to request licensing amendments for an additional 500 canisters in each of 19 planned subsequent expansion phases. Under that proposal, the amount of highlevel radioactive waste stored would increase up to 100,000 metric tons of uranium. Steinborn’s letter urges the governor and state agencies to act promptly to provide answers so that the New Mexico Legislative Radioactive a nd Ha za rdous Mater ia ls Committee, legislators, and residents may become educated on the proposal, and participate meaningfully in the public comment period that has already begun. “There are significant public policy and public safety issues associated with the transport and storage of radioactive waste in Lea County,” Steinborn said. “Key information about our state’s preparedness and exposure needs to be vigorously evaluated and discussed.”

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Nagurski, and his family,” Bates said. “Our Navajo Code Talkers deserve salute for their bravery and courage to defend and protect our country with our Diné language. On behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, we congratulate the Nagurski family as we honor and recognize their father and grandfather’s bravery and service.” Heinrich said presenting the Congressional Silver Medal would finally honor and show appreciation to the family of Nagurski.  “When I realized in October that Adolph Nagurski never received his silver medal, I immediately began the process of securing the medal that he and his family deserved,” Heinrich said. “There were many obstacles, however, the determination to recognize and honor Adolph Nagurski and his family was more important. The Navajo Code Talkers and their families deserve great recognition for winning World War II.” Upon receiv ing the Congressional Silver Medal, Benja m i n Nag u r sk i commended Heinrich and shared memories of his father.  “My father was Kinyaa’áanii, Towering House Clan, and born for Naakai Dine’é, Mexican Clan,” Benjamin Nagurski said. “He was originally from Sand Springs, Arizona, but was relocated near Indian Wells. He has three children—Evelyn

POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 8 his pocket and inhale its contents through his nose. Yazzie discarded the bag and flushed it, ridding the evidence. He told Thayer that he “had been trying to get high due to him having to stay in jail for six months due to his warrants,” according to

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, left, Benjamin Nagurski, son of the late Adolph Nagurski, and Speaker LoRenzo Bates during the award ceremony at New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial in Albuquerque April 3. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Navajo Nation Council Nagursk i, the late Way fa Walker, and myself. He has many grandchildren and great children. We remember him as an extraordinary man who did anything to protect his family, people, and the Navajo tradition.” Accord i ng to h is son, Adolph Nagurski joined the Marine Corps at the age of 17 and returned to the Navajo Nation following his service. Other special guests included

Navajo Nation Code Talker Thomas H. Begay, retired Lt. Colonel Tracey Clyde, Marine Corps and Patriot Baptist Church pastor Ed McBride, and the Navajo Nation Veterans Administration director. “We will always remember and honor all Navajo Code Talkers and Navajo veterans. On behalf of the 23rd Navajo Nation, we will continue to pray for them and their families,” Bates said. 

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OPINIONS COACH’S KORNER By Gregg McNeil For the Sun

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carus is a famous story from Greek mythology. Icarus was the son of Daedalus, an inventor commissioned by King Minos to build a labyrinth to trap the Minotaur, a half-man; halfbull creature that terrified the island of Crete. However, Daedalus also knew that King Minos was up to something bad so he warned the king’s daughters of their father’s treachery

Icarus, the boy who flew to high

and was swiftly imprisoned in the very labyrinth he designed to trap the dreaded Minotaur. But Daedalus was a gifted inventor. Daedalus designed powerful wings so that he and Icarus could fly away and thus escape the labyrinth and the Minotaur. Since the wings were held together by wax Daedalus warned his son not to fly too high because the sun would melt the wax and Icarus would fall from the sky. However, like most people having a great time

they often ignore the warnings that can bring fun to a screeching halt. So what in the heck does Greek mythology have to do with you here in the high desert of the southwest and Gallup New Mexico? I was taught this story as a young boy but as a grown man I quickly realized this is not a children’s story of willful disobedience, but rather an

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On April 8, prepare for Last Quarter Moon. According to Café Astrology, “the Last Quarter Moon is exact when the Sun in Aries forms a square with the Moon in Capricorn.” This often leads to a crisis of conscience. Madame G suggests drinking chamomile and mint tea (for the indigestion). All things come to pass, even a quarter life crisis or whatever applies to you.

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One failure does not in turn make you a failure. It sucks to miss a shot. It’s worse not to try. You may feel down in the dumps for a time, as you recover and that’s understandable. But, don’t stay down for too long. In fact, the best thing to do when you fall off the horse is dust your pants off, check for injuries, and get right back on. You can do this. GO!

You can’t control others. It may seem like you have power and influence (and you may) but you really can’t dictate what people do. Before exposing everyone else, you should think about yourself. Do you have all the answers? Maybe there are people with unique life experiences who could help you discover something great. It’s worth a try. You may learn something awesome.

One closed avenue simply leads towards another path. Stop looking outside of yourself and start looking inward. You can do anything that you set your mind towards. It’s not impossible unless you give up hope and stop trying. In fact, if you put a little effort into trying and learning you can reach more people than you ever dreamed. Stop hiding behind perfection and live!

You have lots to do and so much on your mind. You may think that the answer is always definite, but it’s usually not. Fear is the greatest crutch against doing what’s right. You may think you’re “too” something, but even you know that’s bullshit. You’re never too old, too young, too smart, too dumb, or too whatever to live as you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

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What’s up pussy cat? So, you’re slowing down for a bit. Well, that’s all part of the ebb and flow of life. You can’t run at full power forever. There must be a break of some kind. You can take precious moments to reflect and appreciate. You may also take time to study, learn, and discover. All of this is part of the journey that makes living such a rewarding experience. Keep trying.

So, you have a twinge of regret. Good! It means that you tried and either failed or took another direction. Don’t get stuck! If you want something start going towards it. You don’t have to stop until the fat lady sings! Now is the time for reflection and contemplation. You can’t keep going through the motions. You must take swift and careful action, but think before you act.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) So, is there a hole in your head? If there is, feel free to rush to the emergency room. If not, what are you really worried about. It’s easy to get lost in the minutia of everyday life. But, that doesn’t mean you should or can avoid thinking about the big picture. Every day is precious. Every day is finite. Everyone dies. Are you living a life worth living? If not, why not? No excuses.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) What goes up must come down. You can’t avoid this. Our emotions even drive us towards these extremes—they’re not unique to you. However, if you find yourself too far down for too long, you don’t need to suffer. It takes courage to seek and ask for help. Everyone has their challenges and this may be one of yours. Whatever the case, you’re worth helping. You’re not alone. OPINIONS

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You haven’t hit the end yet. You haven’t even begun to get there. You’re barely starting out. That’s terribly exciting. You have no idea what new adventure awaits just around the corner. You can do anything you put your mind to and you’re capable of so much more than you’ll ever imagine. Keep up the good work and the rewards will follow. God speed!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) What will the morning bring? You never really know. You can keep living in the half-assed existence of “barely there” attitudes or you can take a stand. You don’t need to hide yourself, but you should consider taking more of a starring role in your life. If this is your life, then you should play the lead and not the back up. Don’t stop yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re leaving on a jet plane… And it’ll be one crazy adventure. If you’re not sure where you’re going, well you’ll find out. Your sense of order might be offended by the swift exit, but you realize that it’s important for the journey. It teaches you what you’ve always needed to accomplish all that you can—spontaneity. It’s not a crime. It’s fun. GO!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Or do something else. You don’t need to limit yourself to one thing. It’s great to think about the world at large and do what you’ve always wanted to do. But sometimes you must live your life in order to be who you want. You may want to write about the world, but you need to have experiences in order to do that. Keep trying!

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Summit aims to support, catalyze Native businesswomen

By Damon Scott, Finance New Mexico

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ew Mexico is home to a la rge Native American population, but business oppor t u n it ie s for Nat ive women can be elusive. The Native Women’s Business Summit — scheduled for April 13-14  at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, 2401 12th Street NW in Albuquerque — aims to change that. Su m m it co -fou nder s Va ne s s a R o a n hor s e a nd Steph ine Poston wa nt to increase the number of busine s se s ow ned by Nat ive women. They believe that by harnessing the strength and suppor t of Native women already in business, others can be encouraged to create their futures through businesses ownership.

The summit is a forum where Native women can network and learn from each other, said Roanhorse. “A lot of other folks will attend too, but it’s about providing a space for Native women to come together.” When Roanhorse, who is Navajo, returned to the Four Corners area after a decade in Chicago, she started researching what resources were available for women interested in starting a business. She was pleased to see dedicated organizations providing support, she said, but there were few women of color in mentorship and teaching roles. “Parallel to this,” Roanhorse said, “I was randomly running into phenomenal Native women in business solving all kinds of challenges and creating products and services our communities are in desperate need of.” The summit brings everything together: tools for developing hard businesses skills and successful Native businesswomen to mentor and help other Native women entrepreneurs envision themselves in leadership roles. “There is something very empowering about being able to see yourself in other people,” Roanhorse said. Roa nhorse a nd Poston gathered ideas for the summit at a 2017 kick-off event called Elevate. More than 70 Native American, Alaskan Native and First Nations women attended, representing over

25 Nor th A merican tribal nations. Nonprofit Community Development F i na ncia l Institutions (CDFIs) Accion and New Mexico Community Capital donated the venue and materials that encouraged participants to speak up about their needs. Participants confirmed they want to know more Native women in business to help them pursue contracts, partnerships and job opportunities. The 2018 summit aims to fill those requests. Sessions will be led by tribal and business leaders and will cover topics ranging from finance to employ ment practices. Investment professionals will discuss budgeting, cash flow and how to access capital.

Participants can also expect one-on-one mentorship with experienced Native American business owners. “Native people are making space for themselves at the table,” said Roanhorse. “This has been a growing movement of successful Natives in business who have been trailblazing the pathway forward.” Roanhorse cited her summit partner as an example of a Native woman trailblazer. Poston is CEO of Poston & Associates, headquartered on the Pueblo of Sandia. The company, founded in 2002, provides public relations and event planning for the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, the National Indian Gaming Association, the American

Indian Graduate Center and other tribal organizations. “There is so much room for us to dream big and do good things to build a culture of good in New Mexico and make this the preeminent place in which Native American businesses thrive,” said Roanhorse. Register for the Native Women’s Business Summit at: http://nativewomenlead. org/. Program updates can be found at  https://www. facebook.com/nativewomensbusinesssummit/ 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.

Northern New Mexicans urged to challenge BLM Utah monuments plans By Pamela Avery AveryMassey LLC

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ational Monuments belong to all Americans. And, if the Trump administration’s plans to illegally slash two national monuments in Utah go unchallenged, then no public lands are safe, and especially those in New Mexico. April 11 and April 13—after just

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four public meetings in rural Utah held late last month— mark the last days for public comment on fast-tracked management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, respectively. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is rushing forward with this land-planning process despite the support of millions of Americans—including New Mexicans—to keep national

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monuments intact, and in defiance of lawsuits filed by 30 Tribal Nations, conservationists, paleontologists, local businesses, and outdoor companies to block this action. Background On Dec. 4, 2017, President Donald Trump signed procla mations illega lly sla shing the boundaries of Bears Ea r s Nationa l Monu ment by 85 percent a nd Gra nd

Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half —a combined loss of more than 2 million acres of national public lands considered sacred by Native Nations. Within days, five lawsuits opposing cuts to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante were filed in federal court by Native Americans; conservation groups, including The Wilderness Society; Patagonia

Works; and scientific organizations, such as the Western Association of Ver tebrate Paleontologists. Northern New Mexicans are being left out of the public process and four short-notice meetings are not sufficient. In defiance of pending court

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COACH’S KORNER | FROM PAGE 11 adult story of costly choices. For this column I will use a series of examples to highlight the importance of the story of Icarus. • Ever y year and in ever y state we are warned not to drink and drive. There is no denying the pleasurable affects of alcohol; it’s one of the main reasons why people drink. However, every year, month and day without exception someone’s life is cut painfully short because an individual failed to heed the warning not to drink and drive. • Don’t text while driving. Well, damn. I was guilty of this years ago which caused two wrecked vehicles and

CHALLENGE | FROM PAGE 12 actions challenging the legality of these proclamations, and despite the announcement of a major paleontological/fossil discovery in an area of Bears Ea r s Nationa l Monu ment removed from monument status, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has fast-tracked its land-use planning process for the acreage stricken from the monuments. In a late night, weekend a n nou ncement , t he BL M schedu led just fou r pub lic meetings in rural Utah, showing clear intent to shut out millions Americans who want Bears Ears and Grand St a i rc a se -E sc a la nt e pro tected. The meetings did not allow for oral comments and were located in isolated areas of Utah, despite the fact that these monuments belong to all Americans. By comparison, when the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument management plan was originally developed, the Clinton Administration held 15 meetings in six states plus,

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raised my insurance premiums. For some, texting while driving has created far worse circumstances. • During my time in the military I learned how to do many things by feel, such as taking apart your gun and putting it back together. However, we were never taught this practice while consuming alcohol. I’m sure you understand why. • After a number of violent a lt erc a t ion s t he you n g woman was told to leave the domestic relationship she was in. However, she was convinced that his violence toward her would change if she could somehow love him more. This woman and many like her are no longer with us because they failed to see that the violence they Washington, D.C., over the course of two months. This so-called planning process for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante minimizes public input and ignores the overwhelming sentiment that the entirety of these monuments deserve protections. Furthermore, this outrageous action to open these lands to new mining, oil and gas leasing—is just the tip of the iceberg of Trump’s plans to sell out America’s public lands and heritage, as agency documents show. Nearly 3 million people, including many New Mexicans, objected to efforts to open these nationally treasured monument lands to drilling, mining, or irresponsible development, but once again the administration is turning its back on voters, including those in New Mexico. Comments can be sent via: · Email: blm_ut _monticello_monuments@blm.gov · ePlanning: https://goo.gl/ uLrEae · Mail: P.O. Box 7 Monticello, UT 84535 Visit: www.averymassey. com

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experienced had nothing to do with love. • The doctor told the man that his blood sugar level was 1500, that his diabetes was out of control and he must take steps to correct his health. The man was convinced the doctor had no idea what he was talking about. “I’m not diabetic” the man thought. As a result of this thinking the man refused to change. He allowed his weight to exceed 30 0 pou nd s. He began to have issues with h is v ision, h is prost ate and kidneys. He went back to the doctor for medication but he still refused to change. Before he suffered a heart attack and left us, his family and community the man experienced three

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COMMUNITY Saluting Gallup’s first-known female infantry enlistee in the U.S. Army PAM DABBS WANTS TO BE ALL SHE CAN BE

By Bernie Dotson For the Sun

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a mela Dabbs says she hopes to one day study at a major university and become a nurse or surgeon, but come t h is su m mer, she w i l l be tackling another ambitious goal—that of joining the U.S. Army. “ It ’s s o m e t h i n g I ’ v e thought about for a long time and it’s something that I want to do,” Dabbs, 19, and a senior at Gallup High School, said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people about the decision and what it means. I’ve already enlisted and I’m planning to leave after I graduate.” Dabbs is a Gallup native and one of the few females in the state of New Mexico wanting to join a militar y infa ntr y unit. A n infa ntr y soldier is trained in combat skills and forms the backbone of moder n m i l it a r y capability. Soldiers see service in various types of service throughout the world, in peacetime, peacekeeping and warlike activities. Dabbs says she possess an affinity for guns—”all kinds,” she says, something that will give her an immediate advantage come June 24, which is the date Dabbs gets shipped off to Fort Benning, Ga., for 14 weeks of basic training

A chart illustrating the number of Gallup area students whose post-graduation plans were to enter military service. Photo Credit: Courtesy Gallup-McKinley County Schools at the U.S. Army Airborne School. “I’ve been prepa r i ng myself mentally and physically, so in that respect I’m ready,” Dabbs said. “It’s going to be different from what I’m used to doing here in Gallup.”

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Pamela Dabbs, 19, poses for a photo outside of the Army recruiting office located inside Rio West Mall in Gallup March 25. Dabbs, a Gallup High senior, will ship out to basic training for the Army in Fort Bennington, Ga. on June 24. She is the first female recruit in this area to peruse a combat career in the Army. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY


Gallup cleanup group plans for Earth Day ‘A CLEAN GALLUP’ AIMS TO BEAUTIFY THE CITY

By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent

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ith the proliferation of disposable items like empty bottles and plastic bags, it’s easy for litter and garbage to pile up. One group of Gallup citizens is looking for ways to do their part and reduce that load, through community involvement and organized pick-up events. The Facebook group “A Clean Gallup” is currently 1,300 members strong. Labor Persinger, who has lived in Gallup for 25 years, created the page as a way to combat what he sees as a litter problem in the city. The group formed after an art show, when those involved went out and picked up trash in an effort to turn into art. “We found that a lot of the trash was actually trash,” Persinger said. “We weren’t really able to make as much art as we were thinking.” Persinger said that experience opened his eyes to the scale of the trash problem in Gallup. While Persinger’s group is

focused on finding solutions locally, statistics show excessive trash is an issue nationwide: According to a 2013 study by the Enviornmental Protection Agency, the average person produces about 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. The EPA also found that, in 2013 alone, A mer ica ns produced 254 million tons of garbage.

BEAUTIFYING THE CITY Persinger attended a trash a nd recycling community training that the City of Gallup hosted April 3 downtown, which involved around 650 different communities. He said Gallup is now a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, which is a national organization that promotes community education and hands-on stewardship in an effort to decrease litter. Keep America Beautiful aims to increase recycling, encourage grassroots volunteerism, and make sustainable improvement achievable for communities of all sizes. In that sa me spir it of

com mu n it y i nvolvement , Persinger is currently organizing an Earth Day cleanup event planned for April 22 with A Clean Gallup. This year, they expect there will be about 200 to 300 members to help. The City of Gallup is suppor tive of the event, a nd will provide gloves, trash bags, safety equipment, and other clean-up materials to organizers.

AFFECTED AREAS A long with streets and pa rk s, t he a rea s a rou nd busi nesses like Wa lma r t, Home Depot, Safeway, and Albertsons are sites where t r a sh a nd l it t er pi le up, Persinger said. Persinger pointed to trash bags and empty liquor bottles as the main source of litter around businesses. He said that the group’s intention is not to tell people what to do. Rather, “A Clean Gallup” aims to raise awareness of their cause, and offer avenues for the community to join in. Persinger does worry that if the trash issue goes unchecked, “we are encouraging bigger issues, such as vandalism.” If the community fails to take action or responsibility for keeping its city clean, Persinger said, vandals might think that the community does not care. According to statistics from Recycle Across America and the EPA, Americans discard “21.9 billion plastic bottles, 28 billion glass jars and bottles, 26 billion pounds of clothing and textiles, (and) 35 million tons of food” each year. Based on these numbers, Persinger encourages the community of Gallup and as well as the Navajo Nation to recycle. He suggests reusing bags for storage, choosing paper bags over plastic, eliminating plastic

Plastic bags and cardboard boxes soak in the mud with an unwanted gray and red sweatshirt in a downtown Gallup alley March 24. Labor Persinger, the founder of A Clean Gallup, plans to pick up trash with a team of volunteers April 22 for an Earth Day event. Photo Credit: Labor Persinger straws, using a reusable water bottle, and trying to keep the area clean around where you live. “If you see a problem, be

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A Quiet Place delivers strong performances, a few gasps By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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n excellent cast can sometimes be the difference between a project that doesn’t suspend disbelief or come together, and one that sends chills down the spine. A Quiet Place offers a minor twist or two on the creature feature formula. However, the cast sells the material so well that one can overlook its shortcomings fairly easily. Despite a few questionable tropes simply designed to put the leads in danger, the movie delivers the goods and is an effective little scare flick. The story is set in a deserted small town and farm, following a family as they anxiously wander through the area in their bare feet. Lee (John Krasinski) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) lead their children Marcus (Noah Jupe), Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Beau (Cade Woodward), using little more than sign language to communicate and insisting that no one

in their party make so much as a peep. It soon becomes clear why when a sound echoes through the empty street. Initially striking are the scenic colors and photography around the primary locations. It’s a beautiful environment that contrasts well with the empty streets and disheveled stores with overturned carts. The foreboding is further emphasized by the sound design. This is an incredibly quiet movie with long stretches of complete silence, again adding tension and drama to the proceedings. Shots of the ground and floors offer a threat in the form of noise from any creaky f loorboard or shuffling. The film also gets great use from a rogue nail sticking out a barn staircase that could cause the characters to shriek and result in instant death. All of these moments are played out for maximum effectiveness. While watching, it does become apparent that despite the unique silent treatment, there are some tropes on display. As the story progresses, it is revealed that the protagonists has decided to add a new arrival to the family. There isn’t any discussion of whether another clan member is a great idea considering the horrific circumstances. Still, if one

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 6, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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t’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a good mix of well-known and completely unexpected independents a r r iv ing on shelves, giving renters plenty of choice. 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! Beast of Burden - In this drama, a pilot with connections to a drug car tel f lies to Mex ico for one last cocaine delivery. Not only is his life in danger from his dangerous employer but federal agents are pressuring him to squeal ... and he must complete his mission to protect his significant other from being targeted and even executed. Unfortunately, the press didn’t this independent effort hit the mark. They commented that while the lead performance was good, the screenplay resorted to increasingly preposterous situations that strained the film’s credibility. It features Daniel Radcliffe, Pablo Schreiber, Grace Gummer and Robert Wisdom. Father Figures A f ter t wo fraternal twin brothers lear n their mother has lied to them for years saying that their father is dead, the pair sets out on a road trip. Their goal is to find their dad and officially introduce themselves. Wackiness ensues as they attempt to figure out who their pa is and determine the reason their mother wanted to keep the family members separated. Notices were terrible for this comedy. Some criticized the movie for veering between gross-out humor and sweet, family affirmations, while others just found it painfully COMMUNITY

unfunny. Ouch! It stars Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Katt Williams, Terr y Bradshaw and Ving Rhames. Insidious: The Last Key - The latest chapt e r i n t he In sidious s e r ie s fol lows pa r a psychologist D r. E l i s e Rainer as she investigates a new haunting, this time at her childhood home. Once there, she not only encounters a vengeful spirit, but angry family members who blame her for leaving town. The fourth feature in this franchise certainly wasn’t the charm - it received weak reviews. While a few thought the jumps scares were enough to earn it a pass, most commented that it was simply repeating all of the familiar ghost story notes with little invention or wit. It features Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson and Bruce Davison. L ookin g Glass - After losing their daughter in a tragic accident, a couple decides to move away f rom their hometown and purchase an old motel off of the beaten path. As they begin renovating, they discover trick glass and mirrors, coming to the realization that some strange and disturbing activities once took place at the establishment. The husband becomes obsessed with its history and begins to question his own sanity. Reaction to this small thriller was muted. A percentage thought it was eccentric enough to maintain their attention, although more thought it was too subdued and didn’t make the most of its interesting premise. The movie stars Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney and Marc Blucas. Permanent - Hairdos are the subject of this oddball comedy. Set in the 80s, it follows a socially awkward family who has their hair made up in exaggerated ways. The lead is a teenager who is desperate to

get a perm. But when a hairdresser makes a huge mistake du r i ng t he operation, t he you ng woma n is forced to deal with the fallout from friends and family. Unfortunately, this indie effort earned poor marks from reviewers. While they liked some of the characters and suggested it had a few good moments, they stated that there weren’t enough jokes here to justify an entire film. It features Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson and Kira McLean. Sweet Virginia - This little drama deals with a drifter who wanders into a small Alaskan town. He befriends a lonely, former rodeo champ running a local motel. As it turns out, one of the men has a violent streak, killing three people. The innocent party must find a way to stop the psycho from striking again. Thankfully, the press gave high marks to this dark drama/thriller. A few did believe that it was too overstuffed for its own good, but the vast majority of reviewers were impressed by the performances, the attention given to the psychology of the characters and wrote that it maintained an ominous tone throughout. The cast includes Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie DeWitt and Odessa Young.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! D o yo u l i ke C h a r l e s Bronson movies? If you do, this is your week. Mill Creek Ent er t a i n ment i s relea s ing a Blu-ray called Charles Bronson 4 Movie Collection, which includes early titles from the action star. They movies include Breakout (1975), Hard Times (1975), The Stone Killer (1973) and The Valachi Papers (1972). A couple of them are hard to come by, so this is a chance to pick up several at a bargain price. Kino is putting out a trio of 90s comedies in high definition. They include The 6th Man (1997), which features Kadeem Hardison as a talented

ba sketba l l player who suffers from a heart at t a ck a nd r et u r n s a s a g ho st t o a s s i s t a nd occasionally frighten his teammate and brother (played by Marlon Wayans). Celtic Pride (1996) is another basketball-themed movie about a pair of Celtics fans so desperate for their team to win the championship that they kidnap the star player of an opposing side. T he d ist r ibutor’s t h i rd title of the week is the comedy My Fat h e r t h e He r o (1994), which features Gerard Depa rd ieu a s a f lu stered father on a tropical vacation with his teenage daughter (played by Katherine Heigl). Weirdness and uncomfortable interactions follow when she decides to convince everyone at the resort that her father is actually her lover. Severin is releasing a pair of Jess Franco flicks on Bluray. They include The Sadist of Notre Dame (1979) and Sinfonia Erotica (1980). Finally, Cohen is releasing a Blu-ray of one of the very first Merchant-Ivory productions in the form of the drama, Shakespeare Wallah (1965). The story involves a family of English actors putting on plays while traveling through India.

CLEANUP | FROM PAGE 15 Maintain (the land’s) beauty. If you’re making trash, at least be accountable.”

LOOKING FORWARD Persinger said when he first started A Clean Gallup it was exhausting. Even though the group is volunteer-run, there was neither the funding nor the budget to do what needed to be done. He asked church groups and other organizations to assist and increase awareness. “Yes, Gallup has a serious trash problem,” Persinger said of his attitude starting the

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles for a small fry. I’m especially curious about that Animalympics one. It sounds vaguely familiar. A n i m a l y m p i c s (19 8 0 TV-movie featuring voices of Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner and Harry Shearer) For the Love of Benji (1977) Max & Moxy: S.T.E.M. Strong Molang: Season 2

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV releases. 13 Reasons Why: Season 1 Ballers: Season 3 Chesapeake Shores: Season 2 F r a m e d fo r M u r d e r : A F i x e r Up pe r Myst e r y (Hallmark) Lucan: The Complete Series (Warner Archive) Molang: Season 2 Nature: The Last Rhino (PBS) Nova: Black Hole Apocalypse (PBS) A Place to Call Home: Season 5 S e c r e t s of t h e D e a d : Scanning the Pyramids (PBS) T r a c k e r s (Nationa l Geographic) We’ll Meet Again (PBS; 6-episode series about historic events as told through the eyes of those who experienced them firsthand) group. “How can we fix it?” Since then, there has been outreach from the Gallup Business Improvement District, the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District, the Ga l lup - McK i n ley Cou nt y Chamber of Commerce, and the private sector to assist A Clean Gallup. “It’s a long term problem, not a quick fix,” Persinger said. “We live in the desert, so trash that is left there for years, is still there, it’s just buried in dirt.” Earth Day is April 22. The trash pick-up event with A Clean Gallup begins at 11 am, with volunteers meeting at Wowie’s Event Center. For more information, please call Labor Persinger at (505) 409-1779.

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SPORTS 360 Miyamura rolls over St. Michaels, 17-7 LADY PATRIOTS RECORD 11 STRAIGHT HITS IN THIRD, FOURTH INNINGS  “I saw that everybody who got to the plate to hit actually got a hit. I think we had one player he Miyamura Lady who didn’t get out of that third Patriots used strong and fourth innings without a performances in the hit.”  third and fourth innings With the Lady Cardinals (6-3, to put away the St. Michaels 2-0) giving up six runs by the Lady Cardinals 17-7 March 31 in time the fourth inning ended, St. a varsity softball game at Ford Michaels head coach Karen Tom Canyon park. said she knew it was going to be The game was part of the tough making it a competitive Wingate Tournament. There game again. were six teams that played in The Lady Cardinals played the tournament. two pitchers through five The score of the game was innings, but couldn’t seem to get 3-2 in the top of the third with the right players in the game at St. Michaels leading. Then the the right times.  Lady Patriots got hot at the bat “We gave up way too many and recorded eleven straight hits hits in those two innings and off of relief pitcher Amaya Joe. that was the difference in the Freshman Lakisha Shorty outcome of the game,” Tom said. started off the slew of hits by “You can’t give up that many hits Miyamura. Shorty hit a triple to and runs and expect to come left field and brought in fellow away a winner.”  freshman infielder Shelby Silva The Lady Cardinals scored a and senior first baseman and run in the fourth inning by junior relief pitcher Mikayla Livingston.  Kylea Monroe and it looked as By the time the third inning though the game was going to ended, the Lady Patriots scored take on a different meaning. enough runs to give themselves But Miyamura clamped down on an 8-3 lead.   defense and upped its defensive “The bats got hot and we stance and held St. Michaels’ just kept it up,” Miyamura head hitters to a minimal amount of coach Santiago Montano said. offense.   By Bernie Dotson For the Sun

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St. Michaels Lady Cardinal Breanna Roberts (54) dives for first base before Miyamura player Hailey Macias (4) catches the softball to get her out in the championship game of the Wingate Tournament March 31 held at Ford Canyon Park in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Miyamura softball player Jayde Ruiz (3) steals home when Saint Michaels catcher Aurianna Quintana (21) drops the ball March 31 during the Wingate Tournament championship game at Ford Canyon Park in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Saint Michaels batter Kylea Monroe (12) hits the ball in the first inning of the Wingate Tournament championship game March 31 at Ford Canyon Park in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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One thing that consistently kept the Lady Patriots (6-4) in the scoring column was pitching errors committed by St. Michael. Sophomore catcher Shelby Cordova of the Lady Patriots came home when the St. Michael pitcher threw a wild

pitch that missed the catcher. Silva scored again and the Lady Patriots looked like they were waiting the game out. The Lady Patriots continued to pour it on with junior outfielder Raylyn Billy, freshman centerfielder Francesca Chioda and senior Alysha Mecale either scoring on their own or recording RBIs. Montano noted that nearly everyone on the Miyamura team

played themselves into such a comfort zone on offense and defense that the team committed few errors. The sole thing that stopped the Lady Patriots from topping the 20-run mark was a dispute over how many runs the Lady Patriots recorded in the fifth inning. Short was 3-for-3 at bat with 2 RBIs. Livingston started at pitcher for Miyamura and ended with five strikeouts and a walk. SPORTS


Bruce Bradway, Ph.D, inducted into Indiana Athletic Hall of Fame DINÉ COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY PROF IS FORMER HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD STAR

courses at Diné College in the school’s bachelor’s degree S A I L E , A r i z . — program.   Running track and Bradway ran track and letfield in high school tered for four years and was was nothing short of one leg of the record-setting success for Bruce Bradway, 1600-meter relay and 400-meter a U.S. Air Force veteran and relay teams at Daleville. currently a professor of psy“My 400-meter relay record chology at Diné College.  stood for 45 years and was Bradway, who is origi- broken in 2014,” Bradway nally from Muncie, Ind., was said. “When I was in the (Air inducted into the Daleville Force), I actually competed High School Athletic Hall of in a Superstars competition Fame in Muncie, where he in our command and I came was a member of the school’s in second. I also played (Air track and field team. Bradway force) level softball while in ran the mile relay—and set a the service.”  school record, which is still Bradway said Daleville considered one of the fastest High, just outside Muncie, in the history of the school.   decided to start an athletic Hall “We set t he record i n of Fame last year and discov1967—more than 50 years ago,” ered that there were two teams Bradway said recently. “We that competed against the were the first athletes to be best in the state. Besides the induced in the (Hall of Fame).”  1967 track team, the school’s Bradway, PhD., received cross-country team in 1966 the recognition in February. was considered for induction, The second-year employee too.  teaches upper level psychology “I ran against three world Staff Reports

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record holders and came out on top only once,” Bradway said. “I ran against Ivory Crockett from Southern Illinois University (100-yard dash world record holder) in the 220-yard dash and came in a distant fourth. I ran against the world record holding 440-yard relay team (Indiana University in 1969) where we came in second. In 1968 I ran against Rick Wohlhuter from Notre Dame (600-yard indoor world record holder) in the first leg of a mile relay and exchanged first. While I was in the service I ran a matched race 100-meter against the older brother of Harvey Glance, who was the 1976 Olympic 400-mile relay gold medalist. I beat him by 0.2 of a second. The race when we set the record was a state qualifier.” Said Dr. Geraldine Garrity, Diné College Provost: “Dr. Bradway is a very capable and smart person. We are very pleased to have him here.”

Bruce Bradway said. Stosh carries two stints in Iraq. “I can think of only one (female) over the last couple of years who sought infantry duty, but that person ended up getting out of the commitment.” The 5 -feet-3, 126 -pound Dabbs ran track and played soccer at Gallup High and said the transition from civilian to military life might be a big adjustment. She was a cheerleader at Gallup High. Her mother Tessie Sheriffe said when “Pam” puts her mind to something, the rest is pretty much history.

“ I ’m f u l ly b e h i nd he r in what she wa nts to do,” Sheriffe said. “I think she’ll do OK. I fully support her.” St o sh not ed t h a t on ly over the past two or three years has the Army actually allowed females to go into infantry duty. “Ga l lup H ig h School said they have 15 to 18 students who want to join the m ilita r y,” Pau let ta W h ite, a s si s t a nt super i nt endent at Gallup-McKinley County S cho ol s , s a id . “We don’t know if they actually will or not.”

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the sole person in her family to go into the military, a rarity. Stosh’s recruiting radius covers 22,000 square miles, inclusive of 23 high schools

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HEINRICH | FROM PAGE 4 earners as an example of misused resources. There were many other ways the $1.7 trillion could have been spent, Heinrich said, especially considering student debt could have been eliminated. “We have $1.4 trillion in student debt today that could have been wiped out. Think about how that could have cascaded down the economy,” he said. The past year-and-a-half has shown that congress and the president are only interested in taking away the American peoples’ tax care and passing the tax cuts, Heinrich told the crowd. Heinrich did give credit to the Republicans who were willing to cross the aisle and vote for healthcare and saving the Medicaid expansion in N.M. that keeps rural hospitals open.

DRIVERLESS | FROM PAGE 7 help automated vehicles more safely travel the area by interacting with the vehicles. The most costly part of this is the new infrastructure—and its digital technology is “invisible” when compared to infrastructure like roads and bridges.

SAFETY CONCERNS Shortly before last week’s meeting, an autonomous vehicle from Uber killed a pedestrian it failed to detect crossing the street. The incident hung over the meeting, and a representative from the company, scheduled to speak about Uber’s trucking efforts, canceled. Still, experts anticipate that accidents will decrease when fully automated cars are on the roads. “If we have autonomous vehicles programmed to follow the law, what the hell are we going to do?” State Police Chief Pete Kassetas joked. He said that a reduction in accidents would reduce the work for state police. Kassetas also said drug traffickers using autonomous cars might no longer be pulled over for traffic violations, such as speeding. “But the tradeoff is good,” Kassetas said. Not all accidents would be eliminated. Which brings up its own series of questions: Who would pay for a serious injury or death when an autonomous

“These things are the foundation of not only health care, but also our local economies,” he said. One constituent asked about the status of the Indian hospital that was approved for funding years ago. “We’re still on track for FY 2020 for the initial $33 million,” Heinrich said. “We’re basically in line behind the one they’re working on in Arizona.” As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Heinrich has also been sitting in on the hearings regarding Russian interference in American elections. “We’re the last game in town,” he said. “The House Intelligence Committee has been completely melted down and has become bifurcated. We are still moving forward.” The first interim findings dealing with election infrastructure were released and revealed

weaknesses the committee is working to address. Commending the work of New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Heinrich said her random auditing of precincts, comparing the electronic and paper voting records should be employed across the country. “That’s the kind of thing that we ought to be encouraging everywhere,” he said.

vehicle hits a pedestrian? And how would liability for crashes between two autonomous vehicles differ from current law? Those are questions that Santa Clara University School of Law P rofessor Rober t Peterson studies. And there are no real answers yet. Right now, 94 percent of crashes are due to human error or judgment, he said. That would change with autonomous vehicles, as would the liability for manufacturers. Currently, accident claims go through auto insurance. In the future, they may go against the manufacturer—which has higher caps than auto insurance claims. And damages to equipment would also be more expensive, since expensive equipment would be placed behind the bumper, causing potentially thousands of dollars of damage in relatively minor accidents. Despite the negative attention from the fatal Uber accident and the uncertainty facing the technology’s future, White doesn’t see any opposition to legislation that comes from the summit and other meetings before next year’s legislative session. “This is kind of a bipartisan issue,” he said. “Usually the pushback comes from social issues and not technology stuff like this, improving safety.” White expects to introduce legislation in next year’s legislative session to bring New Mexico into the autonomous vehicle future. Visit: NMPoliticalreport. com

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COMMUNITY CONCERNS Lucia Kerele of Gallup High School asked about the economy. “Earlier, you said you wanted to make sure we had one economy, but you didn’t mention how you wanted to do that,” Kerele said. Heinrich again pointed to his focus on bolstering access to higher education. “It starts with education, pure

as well. Upon arriving, he saw the damaged vehicle, which appeared to have rolled over. Martin saw a marijuana pipe and a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade at the scene. The driver, Krouth, 35, was transported to the hospital before Martin’s arrival, but he was able to speak with Krouth’s friend at the scene, a witness who was with Krouth before the crash and saw her overcorrect on a turn, thus crashing the car. Krouth suffered injuries to her head, back, and neck. She admitted to drinking a beer, and pointed officers to a medical marijuana pass in her purse. She refused a breath or blood sample and was issued a summons for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Aaron D. Benally March 23, 10:10 pm 3rd DWI G P D Officer Joe Roa n horse a r r ived at the cross street of East Aztec Avenue a nd South Puerco Drive after another officer requested assistance with a drunk driver. The driver, Benally, 40, had failed to stop for two pedestrians as they crossed the street on Aztec Avenue. Roanhorse met with Benally, who spoke with slurred speech, according to the police report.

and simple,” he answered. “If you don’t make sure that education is accessible to people, no matter what their income level or zip code, you’re never going to bridge that gap.” Local attorney Barry Klopfer asked about individual rights with regard to privacy. “Do you support declassification of the ‘Race Paper?’” Klopfer asked. “There’s this influx right now of Homeland Security and the FBI of surveilling and monitoring black activists. Back in the day, we had groups like the Church Commission to protect us from domestic overreach of spying on U.S. citizens.” Heinrich said the Senate Intelligence Committee has ongoing government oversight on the kinds of surveillance done domestically and throughout the intelligence community. Angela Barney-Nez said she was seeking the senator’s support

for Indian education. “The early childhood funding has been completely wiped out in the FY 2019 proposal in the Green Book now. JohnsonO’Malley has been completely wiped out. There’s about $160 million that has been wiped out from Indian education,” BarneyNez said. The Johnson-O’Malley Act is a federal subsidy covering education and medical services to benefit Native Americans. “This is something that Sen. (Tom) Udall and I have been following very closely,” Heinrich said in response. “We’ve seen a pattern of this administration of under-funding and even de-funding these programs. We’re going to continue to make sure that the Appropriations Committee does a better job of funding those priorities than what has come to us from the White House.”

Benally admitted to drinking four cans of beer a few hours prior. Roanhorse asked Benally if he would participate in field sobriety tests, and he agreed. Benally showed signs of intoxication on three tests, and he was booked for DWI. He blew a .14 on two breath tests. He was also charged with failing to yield to pedestrians. Andrew B. Dawes March 23, 4:52 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Joe Roa n hor se was dispatched t o A n d y ’s Trading Company after someone in the area reported seeing three people drinking in a car. When Roanhorse arrived, the suspicious driver began attempting to exit away from the business, but the car was blocked in. Roanhorse knocked on the car window and spoke with the driver, Dawes, 47. “Right away,” Roanhorse wrote in his police report, he noticed Dawes had bloodshot eyes and appeared intoxicated. A passenger in the car also had a case of beer sitting on the floor between his legs, according to the report. Dawes admitted to drinking four beers, and then soon after admitted he had consumed an entire case of beer. Dawes refused field sobriety testing and later blew an “insufficient sample” for his breath test, only blowing for a few seconds at a time, according

to Roanhorse’s report. Calvin Lindsey Rush March 9, 11:30 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer was d i s pa t che d to t he 900 block of East Highway 66 after witnesses saw a drunk driver in the area. Upon arriving, Thayer saw a car matching the description in a Taco Bell parking lot. As he approached, several people in the parking lot pointed toward the vehicle and told Thayer “that guy is totally smashed,” according to Thayer’s police report. Thayer encountered Rush, 37, who was slowly placing items into the passenger seat, according to the police report. Thayer asked that Rush step out of the car. Rush “appeared very confused as to his actions at that time,” according to the report. Outside of the car, Rush had difficulty standing, and told Thayer, “I’m drunk, I won’t lie to you,” according to the report. He said he had four beers before driving. He agreed to field sobriety tests, and as Thayer was giving the instructions Rush said he was “not ok to drive,” and he was “drunk,” according to the report. In the end, he refused sobriety testing, and became belligerent, according to the police report, refusing to move. After being booked, he allegedly “punched the door and window, threatening officers.” SPORTS


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Mike 505-870-3430 or Carmelita 505-870-4095. LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES 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: Out-Of-State Travel for Two Animal Control Officers in November 2018  ITEM THREE: Quarterly Financial Report  ITEM FOUR: 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  PUBLISH, REVISED: 6 April 2018  *** LEGAL NOTICE  PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Council Chambers of Gallup City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico, the Governing Body of the City of Gallup will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed issuance of a new Wholesaler License to Premier Distributing Company d/b/a Premier Distributing Company-Gallup, 3535 Sanostee Drive, Gallup, New Mexico.    The Director of the Alcohol and Gaming Division has  granted  preliminary approval for this Application.    CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO    By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk       PUBLISH:  Friday, March 9, 2018  Friday, April 6, 2018  ***  

CLASSIFIEDS Street and Aztec Avenue; Gallup, New Mexico, to consider final approval of the following entitled Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE  CONCERNING AN INCREASE TO THE RATES FOR WASTEWATER SERVICE, REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE 8, CHAPTER 6, SECTION 8 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE CITY OF GALLUP IN ITS ENTIRETY  The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title.  A draft copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall.  CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO  By: /s/ Alfred Abeita II, City Clerk    PUBLISH:  Friday, April 6, 2018  *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS    IFB No. 2018-09  Track Crawler Excavator    PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for  IFB #201809, Track Crawler Excavator,  until  Tuesday,  April 24, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time,  at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such are  available  by contacting Ronald M. Caviggia, Procurement Manager at 207 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301; by telephone at (505) 722-3868; or by email at  rcaviggia@ co.mckinley.nm.us  . Copies of the solicitations are also posted on the County’s website at http://www.co.mckinley.nm.us/Bids.aspx  .  McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities.    The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28  Through  131-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations.  In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks.    There will be a Pre-Bid Con-

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bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website:    www.co.mckinley. nm.us  .  McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive  informalities.  For more information please  contact    Hugo  G. Cano at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010.    The Procurement Code,  Sections 13-1-28 Through 13-1199,  NMSA,  1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations.  In addition the  New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes,  gratuities and kickbacks.    DATED  this    6th  day of  April  2018BY:/s/ Genevieve Jackson, Jr.  Chairperson, Board of Commissioners  PUBLISHED:    Friday, April 6, 2018,The Gallup Sun  *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS    PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for  IFB #2018-02 Pest Control Services  until  Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time,  at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website:    www.co.mckinley. nm.us  .  McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive  informalities. For more information please contact Hugo G. Cano at (505) 7223868, Ext. 1010. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 Through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gra-

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 tuities and kickbacks.   DATED this 6th day of April  2018BY:/s/ Genevieve Jackson, Jr.  Chairperson, Board of Commissioners  PUBLISHED:    Friday, April 6, 2018,The Gallup Sun  *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the County of McKinley will receive competitive sealed bids for IFB #2018-04 Communications Equipment Sales, Maintenance, & Service until Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M., Local Time, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the County Commission Chambers, and as more particularly set out in the specifications, copies for such may be obtained from the Purchasing Department, 207 West Hill Street, Gallup, New Mexico, 87301, or McKinley County website: www.co.mckinley. nm.us. McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive minor informalities.  For more information please contact Hugo G. Cano at (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010. The Procurement Code, Sections

13-1-28 through 13-1-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED  this    6th  day of  April  2018BY:/s/ Genevieve Jackson, Jr.           Chairperson, Board of Commissioners  PUBLISHED:  Friday, April 6, 2018,The Gallup Sun  *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2017/2018/05/P Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for: DATA PROCESSING, PRINT, AND MAIL SERVICES As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334; email frodriguez@

gallupnm.gov. Copies of RFP may also be accessed at www. gallupnm.gov/bids.

items unknown. Unit Number: 305

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

Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on May 10th, 2018, when proposals will be received in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the RFP Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED PROPOSALS will be accepted, and proposals submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened.

Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

Description Property:

Marcus Morgan 203 Arnold Cir. Gallup, NM 87301

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

Dated the 4th of April 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 *** 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 Description Property:

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2 coffee tables, heater, sand painting, baby high chair, stich horse, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 120 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

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Christina Gonzalez 309 E. Mesa Gallup, NM 87301 Description Property:

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2 dressers, 2 chests of drawers, nightstand, bed headboard, 2 mattresses, bed frame, Bissell carpet cleaner, cleaning bottles, blanket, & numerous containers, bags & boxes of

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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: May Darag 246 Douglas Ave. Oxnard, CA 93030

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Unit Number: 701 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Sandra Bode 6810 E. 2nd Ave., #2 Spokane, WA 99212 Description Property:

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Copper tubing, 7 old style suitcases, carpet cleaner, clothing, broom, mop, plunger, & numerous containers, bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 526

Personal

Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

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

Natasha Roper 4501 Sprint Blvd., N.E., Apt. 2202 Rio Rancho, NM 87144

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Unit Number: 423 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Charlene Manuelito P. O. Box 131 Tohatchi, NM 87325 Description Property:

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Desk chair, Christmas tree, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 505 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Lorraine Lee P. O. Box 1512 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504 Description Property:

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Suitcase, dishes, pots & pans, blankets, florescent tube bulbs, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 522 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant:

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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. 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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COMMUNITY CALENDAR APRIL 6-12, 2018 FRIDAY, April 6

TECHTIME

10:30 am12:30 pm @ Main Branch. The Library will provide job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. This week: City of Gallup online application help. Call (505) 863-1291.

MAKER ZONE

2 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide the supplies and you provide the ideas. Join us for creativity, innovation, and fun.

GET UP AND GAME

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Join us for a family-friendly video games Friday afternoon. SATURDAY, April 7

STORY TIME (AGES 2-4)

11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.

SENIOR CENTER COMPUTER CLASS

The Gallup Senior Citizen’s Center will host computer classes presented by the library. These classes are specifically designed for people 55+ and will teach the basic skills needed to access a computer. There will be a three one-hour sessions for each training. No registration needed. Call (505) 722-4740.

MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. WEDNESDAY, April 11

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

3-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library is offering help using our open source software. This week: LibreOffice Help. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov.

MCKINLEY COUNTY FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN

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. Spend an hour in prayer for the healing of our broken world and planet. 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Contact: Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136 MONDAY, April 9

TECH TIME

Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: Using Google Apps.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

April is national Poetry month. 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. TUESDAY, April 10

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

3:30-5 pm @ City Hall.

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

6 pm @ City Hall. CALENDAR

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

The McKinley County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at 11 am. Location: Comfort Inn and Suites. Call (505) 285-1720. SUNDAY, April 8

CALENDAR

APRIL FILM SERIES

5:30-7 pm @ Main Branch. Every Wednesday at 5:30 PM watch different “Air” themed film at the Main Branch of the Library. During the month of March, we explore the basic element of air in cooking and culture. This week: Walking Out. THURSDAY, April 12

TECH TIME

3-5 pm @ Main Branch. The Library is offering help using our open source software. This week: Basic Keyboarding. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)

4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Pool Noodle Monster. 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.

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

GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP

gallupARTS is excited to announce the next season of ArtsCrawl. 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 16-21, RMCHCS will provide low cost Blood Screening Tests prior to the Community Health Fair. Call (505) 863-7325.

CROWNPOINT PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK

group. 6:30 pm, Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Ave. Call (505) 615-8053.

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 pm 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.

EARTH DAY CLEANUP

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: Wowie’s Event Center @ 3 pm.

SEXUAL ASSAULT/CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH

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.

JOURNEY TO WELLNESS XXII

On May 2, the WTHN walk will begin at Cedar Hills Church in Ojo Encino and travel north concluding at Apache Nugget Casino nearby Cuba. This walk will cover 25 miles from start to finish. The event will conclude with a Community Health Fair for all participants to enjoy. 6:30 am registration at Cedar Hills Church. Walk begins at 7 am. Health Fair begins at 7 pm. Call (505) 786-6321. Free.

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: To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar (505) 786-6321/6240.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEF/ BEREAVEMENT

On April 18, join the Gallup Masonic Center for a support

section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm

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