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NEWS Union members, small business owners discuss right-to-work laws at commission meeting

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners regular meeting was packed to capacity on April 17. Many people present were in attendance to speak during the public comment portion about the proposed right-to-work ordinance. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta By Rick Abasta For the Sun


he McKinley C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners held a heated debate on

right-to-work laws between union leaders and county representatives, leading to packed attendance at their regular meeting April 17. The d iscussion wa s triggered by an ordinance

claiming to promote economic development by regulating employee payments to unions in McKinley County, in what’s known as a right-to-work law.

Right-to-work laws ban unionized workplaces from requiring all employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The ordinance states its intention as “to provide that no employee covered by the National Labor Relations Act need join or pay dues to a union, or refrain from joining a union, as a condition of employment; and provide certain penalties for violation of those employment rights.” The county stood on the side of the ordinance, seeing it as a benefit to employees and business owners. Union members disagreed with the ordinance and with r ig ht-to -work laws bei ng debated at the state level. Don Manning, political campaign director for the

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, stood before the commissioners and shared a PowerPoint presentation on the right-to-work initiative in New Mexico. Chairwoman Genevieve set the floor rules before proceeding with discussions. “Statements will be three to five minutes. Please, if you have stated your opinions before, we ask that you refrain from restating them today in the interest of time,” Jackson said. “There is to be no applause, no high-fives.” Manning said the rightto-work initiative would hurt McKinley County. “This is not good for the


The crowd cleared when the discussions on the right-to-work laws and its relation to a proposed ordinance ended April 17. Firefighter Jason Carlisle from the fire department reported on the need for extending the drought proclamation and imposing fire restrictions. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta

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Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act signed into law Staff Reports


I N D OW R O C K – The 23rd Navajo Nation Cou nci l commended the enactment of the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act, which was signed into law by President Trump April 18. Council members have advocated for the bill as a means to protect Native American children by amending the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for grants from the U.S. Department of Justice for aid in implementing the AMBER Alert system.  The bill was named after 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, a young Navajo girl who was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation in 2016. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure on Feb. 26, followed by the U.S. Senate on March 23. Council Delegate Amber Kanazbah Crotty (Beclabito,


Ashlynne Mike C o v e , G a d i’ i’á h i / To’ K o i , Red Valley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena / Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz’t’I’í), who has been a strong advocate for Navajo youth, provided testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs last May in support of the Act. “The bill fixes a loophole for Native Nations to have access to federa l dolla rs, but more importantly Navajo Nation will have the ability

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to sustain emergency alerts to protect Navajo children,” stated Crotty. “Ashlynne Mike will always be in our hearts. As a Nation, we will continue to prioritize the protection of Navajo children and increase community resources. Our next step is to build up our communication infrastructu re so emergency a ler ts can reach the entire Navajo Nation.” S p e a ke r o f t h e 2 3 rd Nava jo Nat ion Cou nci l LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad, Newcomb, San Juan, T’iis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Daa’Kaan, Upper Fruitland) and Crotty were among several Council members who gathered at the Arizona State Capitol March 28 with U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Dist. 5, who sponsored the congressional bill along with U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, at a press conference to urge President Trump to sign the measure into law. “Today, the Navajo Nation

is very grateful for the support of this bill that will ultimately help safeguard our children. I am very thankful to the parents of Ashylnne Mike, my Council colleagues, Biggs, McCain, and many others who dedicated their time and resources to making this bill become law,” Bates said. Currently, the U.S. DOJ operates a pilot program that offers AMBER Alert training services to Native American tribes. The Ashlynne Mike A M BER A ler t i n I nd i a n Countr y Act would make that initiative permanent and

enhance DOJ oversight over the use of grants. The bill also reauthorizes a grant program that assists state and local governments in


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Diné daily bus runs launch April 16 Staff Reports


pril 16, Diné College s t a r t e d t wo bu s routes, one f rom Shiprock, N.M., to Tsaile and another from Rock Point, Ariz., to Tsaile, via Round Rock, Many Farms, and Chinle. “We decided to start a pilot busing program for the rest of the semester,” Bo Lewis, vice president of finance at Diné College, said. “Based on the results from the pilot program, we’ll make a decision on whether to make it a permanent program or not—or even to charge a fee,” Lewis said. “We will have exempt employees be the drivers and it will be open to students as well as employees. The valid employee ID’s will be required to use the busing program.” Prior to the start of making the bus program official, human resources director Merle Dayzie volunteered to drive the 15-seater silver Chevrolet College Passenger van from Shiprock to Tsaile— which is typically around 60 miles and takes close to an hour to arrive. The drive covers parts of U.S. 491 leaving Shiprock and passes along Route 13 as it goes through Red Valley and Cove, Ariz. Dayzie said a couple of

Before officially launching the bus program, Merle Dayzie of Diné College drove a 15-seater silver Chevrolet College Passenger van along the pick-up route from Shiprock to Tsaile. Photo Credit: Courtesy Diné College things he plans to monitor are ridership and popular pick-up points, saying an advantage for students is getting to Tsaile to take classes that aren’t sometimes offered at the Shiprock campus of Diné College. According to a recent Diné College transportation survey, roughly 63 percent of students spend 30-minutes or more commuting to the Tsaile campus. • The van Departs from Shiprock’s North Campus for Tsaile at 7:45 am, arriving approximately at 9:15 am at the Tsaile Campus (NHC). • The van departs from Tsaile Campus (NHC) at 3:45 pm, arriving approximately at 5:15 pm at the Shiprock North Campus.

THE TEST RUN BUS SCHEDULE: • 7:45 am Depar t from Shiprock North Campus. • 8:00 am Arrive at Junction (U.S. 491 and Rt. 13). • 8:10 am Depar t from Junction. • 8:35 am Arrive at Red Valley Store. • 8:45 am Depart from Red Valley Store. • 9:05 a m A r r ive at Lukachukai Store. • 9:15 am Depar t from Lukachukai Store. • 9:30 am Arrive at Tsaile Campus (NHC Building). Note: Must have a valid Diné College-issued ID to get on the van. The pilot run will be up until the end of the semester.

MEETING | FROM PAGE 4 county,” he said. “This is not good for anyone. The right-towork ordinances may be many things, but patriotic is not one of them.” Manning said the right-towork initiative undermines union jobs and in turn lowers wages. “It won’t boost the economy because if you have jobs that are not as good, you will have no health care, lower wages and no pensions,” he said, citing the benefits of union membership. Manning’s presentation showed GDP growth from 201216 with little or no difference, which he said was conclusive proof that right-to-work does not stimulate economic growth or lower unemployment. Pat r ick K i mba l l-Ly nch spoke out against the ordinance and said he has been a union member for 40 years. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. “We are the coldest and continuous labor organization in America,” Lynch said. “We’re the oldest in New Mexico, oldest in McKinley County and oldest in Gallup.” He said the legacy of union workers in the county is one of economic prosperity, including

those living outside of town in neighboring communities. “If you leave the city limits, any household that you go by on the reservation or rural areas, there’s some person they are related (to) or someone living in that household that is a union member,” he said. “On behalf of all of these workers, I ask that you vote against this.” An opposing public comment supported the ordinance, citing its benefits to small business owners. Brian Law, born and raised in Gallup, said there are 28 states that currently have rightto-work laws. “Arizona became rightto-work in 1947. At that time, Albuquerque and Phoenix were about the same in size,” Law said. “Since then they’ve grown. New Mexico should be bigger, but it hasn’t grown much.” He said small business owners lose a lot of control over businesses they created when unions take over. “Small business is what made America great,” Law told the commissioners. “I would like New Mexico to become a right-to-work state and I think it would help the economy tremendously as it has done for other states.” The ordina nce will be decided at the next county commission meeting on May 1.

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Car accident leaves Gallup without power Staff Reports


ower t o re sident s in the west part of Gallup was disrupted the night of April 17 and the morning of April 18 when an automobile struck an electric pole on West Historic Highway 66. The accident also crossed down that portion of the highway for more than two hours. Richard Matzke, electric department director for the city, said the accident occurred about 4 pm near the Allison Crossing turnoff and disrupted electric service to customers from that area all the way to the west end of town. The electric department crew was able to get electric service to customers up to the Gallup Airport by 7 pm but the customers west of the airport were without electricity until about 8:10 am April 18. Ga llup Police Capta i n

Marinda Spencer said the accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle dropped something and was bending down to pick it up when he struck the utility

pole and knocked it down. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, she said. The driver was cited for careless driving and released.

The Gallup Police Department arrived to investigate a robbery at Washington Federal April 16. The suspect escaped on a bicycle with the stolen money while wielding a handgun. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Police still searching for Washington Federal bank robber Staff Reports

West Gallup Highway 66, just west of Thunderbird Supply Co., was closed off to the public April 17 as crews worked to replace a downed power pole. Barriers were also placed east of the Interstate 40 off-ramps at Exit 16. Photo Credit: Babette Herrmann


he G a l lu p Pol ic e Department and the FBI are still looking for a man who robbed Washington Federal bank on 221 W. Aztec Ave. April 16. Gallup Police Department Cap. Marinda Spencer said the man entered the lobby of Washington Federal Bank just after it opened at 9 am and pulled out a gun, demanding money. The man then received an unspecified sum of money and left the bank, heading eastbound on Aztec Avenue. No one was injured and the entire incident took only a few

minutes, said Spencer. Once he left the bank, he got on a bicycle and headed east, Spencer said. Gallup Police converged on the area shortly after. Bank officials punched their panic alarm at 9:27 am and began searching for the man but were unable to find him, said Spencer. Spencer said the suspect is a light complected male with dark hair that was pulled back in a ponytail. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt, jeans, and black and white shoes. If you have any information, or may have sighted the suspect, call Metro Dispatch at (505) 722-2002.

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Weekly Police Activity Report Staff Reports

MOTEL HELL 4/12, Gallup A Gallup man is facing several felony charges after allegedly stabbing the mother of his children and threatening to kill her. Thomas Dean Lunsford, 31, has been charged with aggravated battery of a household member, abuse of a child, false imprisonment, and interference with communication in an incident that occurred about 9 am at the Microtel Motel, 3270 West Historic Highway 66. The victim, whose name has not been released, told Gallup police she had left the motel the night before leaving Lunsford with her three children, who ranged in age from one to four years old. When she returned the next day to pick them up, she found

Lunsford in a bad mood, and he started yelling and cursing at her. He began demanding things from her, grabbing her shoes, and then punching her in the face, she told police. He then reportedly grabbed his four-year-old daughter and threw her out of the room. She said Lunsford then took out a pocket knife and stabbed her in the shoulder. She said she began crying and tried to get out of the room but Lunsford grabbed her and threw her onto the bed and held her down while at the same time punching her in the face. He then took his knife, she said, and stabbed her in her left thigh and took her cell phone away from her. During this whole time, she added, Lunsford was continuing to yell at her and saying he was going to kill her and threatening to stab her in other places in front of the kids. She said she was finally able to get out of the room and take her two youngest kids with her while Lunsford stayed in the room with his oldest daughter. Once outside she got hold of a

phone and called police. Gallup Department Officer Douglas Hoffman said when he arrived on the scene, he found the victim in the lobby and visibly upset with a stab wound in her shoulder. After talking with the victim, Hoffman said they were able to get the oldest daughter out of the room. Lunsford, who Hoffman said smelled of alcohol, was placed in handcuffs as he and others spent the next few minutes trying to get him into a police unit. Police found the pocket knife on his person and placed it in an evidence bag. Lunsford continued to be belligerent, said Hoffman, as they transported him to jail.

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ANOTHER SCAM KIDNAPPING 4/11, north of Gallup Another fake kidnapping occurred on April 11. MCSO Dep. Jeff Barnhurst said he was dispatched just north of Gallup where he found a very upset woman who was crying. The woman said she had just received a phone call from her daughter who said she had been kidnapped and asked her mother to help her. Then a man got on the phone and said if she did not give him $500 he was either going to kill her or take her to Mexico. The phone number for the caller said Mexico, she said. Barnhurst then called the bus barn to see if her daughter had boarded the bus but the woman said she was not sure, “and gave us the runaround,” according to the police report. The man then called her house and her other daughter picked up and said the daughter who was supposedly kidnapped had come home and no kidnapping had occurred. Police issued a warning last week that people were calling up people in this area and were pulling this scam, and told area residents not to be fooled.

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD BITER 4/10, north of Gallup Sheriff deputies were called to the Chee Dodge Elementary School because of a report of an eight-year-old student there who had attacked a teacher. MCSO Dep. Josie Bowman said when he got to the school, he talked to the teacher who said the student had bitten and hit him and he was on his way to the hospital for treatment. Bowman said he then saw the student who was sitting on a chair kicking a wall. Bowman said when he refused to stop, he placed him in handcuffs and walked him to the office. He told the student his parents had been called and the student responded, “No, my parents


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Leland Anthony III April 12, 8:51 pm DWI G P D Officer Victor Rodriguez headed to I- 40 when a witness reported a driver swerving on the highway. The witness continued to track the driver until he reached U.S. Highway 66, where Rodriguez caught up with him. The driver was pulled over and Rodriguez asked him to identify himself. Anthony, 32, smelled of alcohol, according to the police report. Rodriguez gave Anthony field sobriety tests, which he performed poorly on. Though he denied having had anything to drink, Anthony blew a .25 on his breath test before being booked. Kenneth Price Jr. April 11, 3:10 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated A rollover car crash broug ht McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s deputies to t he s c e ne . Sgt. Tammy S. Houghtaling spotted a car matching the description of one in the accident on her way to investigate and made a note that the driver was wearing a white top. Houghtaling turned the car around and began looking for the driver she had passed, sensing a connection to the crash. She soon spotted the car on 3rd Street and Wilson Avenue, which “was jerking, like the driver did not know how to drive,” according to the report. Houghtaling pulled over the driver and found he was uncooperative, according to the report, and told him that she was investigating a crash. He told Houghtaling that he had seen her in court recently, but Houghtaling said this incident was unrelated. Finally, the driver identified himself as Price, 30, and said he wasn’t going to answer any other questions, and that he “knew NEWS

his rights and did not have to talk,” according to the report. Another passenger in the car, a 24-year-old woman, was crying. Houghtaling noticed an injury on Price’s face and saw that the passenger did not have on a seatbelt. Houghtaling could smell alcohol coming out of the car. The woman admitted that the two were drinking before getting in the car and that Price was drinking shots, according to the report. She said that when Price lost consciousness, she took over driving, and was afraid because she does not know how to drive a standard car, according to the report. She said Price took over driving again soon after. The woman blew a .06 on a breath test and was released to her family, having not been arrested. Price refused field sobriety testing and a breath test before being booked for his second DWI. Austin Gilbert Jones April 9, 3:19 pm 4th DWI Repor ts of a dr unk d r i v e r broug ht GPD Officer Terrance Peyket ewa to the scene a fter witnesses spotted a suspicious white truck leaving the Lowes off of Marguerite Street. GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman first made contact with the driver, Jones, 35, on 2nd Street and Nizhoni Boulevard. Jone s r e p or t e d ly h a d disheveled hair and bloodshot eyes. He agreed to do field sobriety testing with Hoffman, during which he performed poorly. At this point, Peyketewa was available to assist and noticed that Jones smelled strongly of alcohol and was swaying as he stood. Officers booked Jones and then discovered that this was his fourth DWI arrest. Jones consented to a blood draw, which was performed before he was sent to county jail. Isidora Mendoza April 7, 2:43 pm 4th DWI, Aggravated Mendoza, 62, was booked for his fourth DWI, driving with

a suspended license, and foraged license, along w it h ot her charges, after the car was reported to officers as suspicious. GPD Officer Douglas Hoffman first attempted to locate the car on 9th Street and Maloney Avenue, when he saw a car drive past with matching plates. Because of traffic, it took some time before Hoffman was able to stop the car and question the driver. When the car reached Highway 491, Hoffman was right behind and turned on his emergency signal to make the stop. Immediately upon making contact with Mendoza, Hoffman could smell alcohol coming from his car. Mendoza said he had not been drinking alcohol, “only soda pop,” according to the police report. He agreed to take field sobriety tests. Mendoza nearly fell over during his field testing, according to Hoffman’s report. He later blew a breath test of .368 and blew two more samples of .26 and .24 before being booked for his latest DWI offense. Charlie Bilger, 49 April 6, 6:46 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 the 3300 area of East Highway 66 when reports came in that a car with tinted windows was on the road after the driver had been refused service for her intoxication. The witness pointed officers in the direction of the car, which turned Eastbound away from the business. Thayer spotted a car with matching plates on Churchrock and Elizabeth Street and saw a woman get out of the driver’s seat and into the passenger’s seat, switching with a passenger in the car. Thayer pulled over the driver, who made “an unintelligible reply” when asked to identify himself. He had red, watery eyes, according to the

police report, and smelled of alcohol. When Thayer asked why the woman had switched seats with him, he replied that she was “kind of drunk,” according to the report. Thayer saw a bottle of vodka hidden in the glove box. When Thayer asked the driver for his birthday to make an identification, he said “I know I’m drunk jus take me to jail,” according to the report. He confirmed that he was too drunk to be driving. Thayer identified the man as Bilger, 49, before booking him. Bilger refused field or breath testing at the scene. Cynthia Johnson April 6, 6:46 pm DWI, Aggravated Charlie Bi l ger, 4 9, wa s pulled over and arrested for a DWI after witnesses reported an intoxicated person driving away from a business. Cynthia Johnson, 38, was in the car driving at the time the witness called in the suspicious vehicle. She and Bilger switched places in the car before GPD Officer Andrew Thayer pulled them over, leading to Bilger’s arrest. Bilger told Thayer that Johnson had been driving as well and that she was “kind of drunk,” according to the police report. Johnson confirmed to Thayer that she had been driving, and spoke with slurred speech, according to the Thayer’s report. Johnson agreed to field sobriety testing and showed signs of intoxication on each. She then admitted to drinking “a little bit of vodka at the gas station,” according to the report. Johnson refused breath testing before she was booked. Arnold J. Shorty, 27 April 5, 5:20 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Joe Roa n horse headed to U.S. Highway 4 91 a f t e r repor t s of a r e ck le s s vehicle driving in the area. As Roanhorse approached the city limits, he saw a pickup truck pass by him matching the description of the suspicious car. Roanhorse began following the driver, who did not appear

to be driving erratically, but a call to dispatch with the plate number came back that the car’s registration was expired. Roanhorse pulled over the vehicle on 9th Street and Wilson Avenue, making contact with Shorty, 27, who appeared redeyed and intoxicated, according to the police report. Shorty denied drinking any alcohol and agreed to field sobriety tests. He showed signs of intoxication throughout, and Roanhorse was able to determine that he was drunk while driving. Shorty refused a breath test before being booked for his second DWI. Gerald J. Thompson March 31, 3:38 pm DWI Me t r o Dispatch sent GPD O f f i c e r S t e v e n Pesh la ka i to Aztec A v e n u e and Coyote Canyon Drive over reports of a driver who ran a stop sign in the area. Peshlakai arrived to find the driver, Thompson, 29, parked in the middle of the road, while another vehicle attempted to jump-start his car. Peshlakai asked Thompson what was happening, and he replied that he was headed to the gas station but ran out of gas, according to the police report. Thompson appeared i nt ox ic a t ed a nd smel led strongly of alcohol. He “staggered when he walked and had to hold the vehicle to keep balance,” Peshlakai wrote in his report. Thompson admitted to drinking beer before driving, and Peshlakai asked him to perform field sobriety tests. He showed signs of intoxication throughout and was then placed under arrest. Peshlakai found a bottle of alcohol in his car’s center console.


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POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 10 are going to be mad at me.” Bowman said he then told the student that he would take the handcuffs off if he behaved and the student agreed. A short time later, his mother arrived and when she was informed of what was happening, she her son would not do something like that. She then asked Bowman to arrest her if he planned to charge her son because she did not want this on his record. No charges were filed and she was allowed to take her son home. The boy was suspended for the rest of the school year since he was on probation when the incident occurred.

ANOTHER DOMESTIC, ANOTHER MOTEL 4/10, East Highway 66 Gallup police were dispatched to the Lariat Lodge, 1105 East Highway 66, in connection with a domestic disturbance. Randy Austin, 28, of Gallup

ASHLYNNE MIKE | FROM PAGE 6 developing and implementing AMBER Alert communication plans that are used by law enforcement agencies to expedite child abduction alerts to the public. Under the bill, the DOJ is required to perform a needs assessment of AMBER Alert capabilities in Indian Country. Bates added that the Navajo Nation Council will continue to lobby for the passage of Arizona S.B. 1498 entitled, “Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert on Tribal Lands Act.” sponsored by Arizona Sen. Steve Smith, R-Dist. 11. If passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey, it will require the Arizona Department of Public Safety to assist tribes in implementing and testing AMBER alert notifications on tribal lands,


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was charged with battery on a family member. W h e n GPD Officer Victor Madrid arrived at the motel about 9 am, he found a 31-year-old Gallup woman who said Austin beat her up. She said she was lying in the bed when Austin started to “freak out” and grab her. She said she started screaming. Austin told her to stop or he would hurt her. She said he then hit her on the head with a bottle of hot sauce. Austin then poured hot sauce into her eye and bit her on the forearm. She then pulled up her sleeve and showed Madrid the teeth marks on her forearm. Madrid said he also found the bottle of hot sauce. The woman asked Madrid to take Austin to detox but Madrid said he was being taken to jail and charged. By this time, police had Austin in handcuffs. Madrid said he asked Austin for his side but he said he did not know what happened. as authorized under Biggs’ bill. The Act also allows the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board to provide additional training resources for tribes. “The Navajo Nation Council stands prepared to continue advocating for this bill and for our youth, and to continue strengthening and bringing awareness to sexual assault prevention,” Bates said. Biggs, who worked closely with the Navajo Nation and the family of Ashlynne Mike to advocate for the Act, issued a statement from his office: “A fter many months of dedicated work by the families of victims, advocates, and my colleagues, the President signed this life-saving policy for children in Indian country. All children should be protected by the AMBER Alert program, and I am pleased that this bipartisan bill received an overwhelming amount of support in Congress and across the country. I am grateful for Senator John McCain’s efforts to champion this legislation in the Senate, and for Ms. Pamela Foster’s tireless work to advocate in memory of her daughter, Ashlynne. Ashlynne’s memory lives on with this new law, and her family has ensured that her death would not be in vain.”

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Man from McKinley County pleads guilty to federal assault charges Staff Reports


L BUQU ERQU E – Vinson Six, 39, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Smith Lake, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to assault charges. Six was arrested on Dec. 13, 2017, on a three-count indictment charging him with assault with a da ngerous weapon, a knife, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and robbery. According to the indictment, Six committed the crimes on April 14, 2016, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. During today’s proceedings,

Six pled guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. In entering the guilty

plea, Six admitted that on April 14, 2016, he forced himself into the victim’s home, and threatened and cut the victim with a knife. Six acknowledged that the victim suffered lacerations to his head and arm, which required medical attention, as the result of the assault. At sentencing, Six faces a maximum penalty of ten years in federal prison. He remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled. This case was investigated by the Gallup office of the FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elisa Dimas.

Pearce poll puts him within 2 points of Lujan Grisham By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


teve Pea rce’s ca mp a i g n r ele a s e d a n i nter na l poll showing he trails Michelle Lujan Grisham by two percentage points. The campaign touted the resu lt s, say i ng t hey show the race is within the margin of er ror a nd so essentially tied. The poll, conducted by The Tarrance Group, showed Lujan Grisham with the support of 47 percent of registered voters and Pearce with the support of 45 percent. Pearce does not have a pr i ma r y opponent , wh i le Lujan Grisham is facing two Democrats in June’s primary.

DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 11 Christopher R. Damon March 31, 2:06 pm DWI, Aggravated GPD Officer Joe Roanhorse was dispatched to Mentmore Road and Remington Lane over reports of a drunk driver.

“Michelle Lujan Grisham starts this race with significant structural advantages, including national headwinds, yet her inherent weakness with voters and Steve Pearce’s underlying strengths continue to show up in the numbers,” according to Tarrance Group pollster BJ Martino’s announcement of the results, which he said put the race in a “dead heat.” Lujan Grisham’s campaign said called it “no surprise” t h at t he Republ ica n pol l showed a tied race. This is only the second poll to be released in the gubernatorial race—the previous poll was also conducted by The Tarrance Group. A poll conducted last spring showed Lu jan Grisham with a four

percentage point lead over Pearce. No independent polls have been released in the gubernatorial race yet. T y p i c a l l y, c a m p a i g n s release internal polls when they show good news for the campaign. And, as with this poll, do not generally include much context beyond a single question or two. Shor t ly a f t er Pea rce’s campaign released the poll, the campaign sent an email fundraiser out mentioning the results. The poll of 608 likely voters was conducted between April 9 and 12. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points. Visit: NMPoliticalReport. com

R oa n hor s e approached t he d r iver, Damon, 30, after he was pulled over by a nother officer. Damon was speeding in his car, and his wheels were spinning

out before officers stopped him in the street. Roanhorse had Damon perform field sobriety tests, and he showed signs of intoxication. He refused breath testing. Before being booked, officers found open containers of mini liquor shots and a Bud Lite Lime in the car. NEWS

OPINIONS Internet purchases challenge local budgets By Holly Bradshaw-Eakes Finance New Mexico


s budget-conscious consumers increasingly opt for the convenience and economy of online shopping, states like New Mexico are ramping up pressure on internet-based retailers to collect and remit the taxes states need to provide essential services. While Amazon.com recently agreed to charge New Mexico consumers the state portion of the gross receipts tax (GRT), more change is needed to erase what states see as an unfair advantage for

online retailers over local merchants who are required to collect and remit the entire


combination of state and local taxes. New Mexico consumers, for example, can still avoid paying the state GRT when buying from a third-party vendor on the Amazon marketplace platform. And they don’t pay local option taxes that communities levy to subsidize local needs. For example, a Santa Fean who buys a book from Amazon pays 5.125 percent of the purchase price to cover state taxes, but she won’t be assessed the additional 3.3125 percent in local taxes to support city services. Local governments have few options to correct this imbalance, but states are taking action.


Businesses and elected officials are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., which seeks to overturn a 1992 decision (Quill Corp v. North Dakota) that established current tax-collection ground rules for out-ofstate retailers. Quill, an Illinois-based catalog retailer of office supplies, lacks a physical location in the state and successfully argued that it shouldn’t have to



Awaken your senses to the unusual. As we stand firmly in the light of the Sun in Taurus allow yourself to sink into the positive energy emitted by this stable and practical sign. Those who are born under the Sun in Taurus may be steady, but that doesn’t mean they lack refinement, beauty or sensuality. Madame G recommends that you slow down and enjoy. Appreciate what you have.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

One closed door can lead to a very open window—or an entirely new house. Don’t get trapped into the forever thinking that once you do something, that’s the end. In fact, that may only be the beginning. It’s easy to let yourself get lost and trapped in the unhappiness of what you will never have or what will never be. Trust yourself. But never despair. Your life is grand. Remember it!

A friend in need is a friend indeed. Don’t forget about the ones who have always been there for you, supporting and cheering you on. If you forget how to live well, remember that the only way forward is putting one foot in front of the other. You’re capable of more than you’ll ever imagine. Keep going forward, slow and steady. You’ll get there. Good luck!

Your life may not be an open book, but you don’t try to hide things. You love the organized, the clean, and the posh. You also just enjoy when things are stress-free. But you’re not afraid of a challenge or trying new things. Life is an interesting adventure that we can take alone or we can ask some friends along for the challenge. Keep going forward and you’ll get there; take a friend.

Do you have a travel bug? If not, why not? If yes, what’s stopping you? Don’t let fear guide your decisions. You can backpack across Europe, lounge in the Caribbean or take a hike at Bandelier. Whatever you do, have fun. Now is the time to cut loose and have fun. You can’t let the past and regrets stop you from having the best damn life possible. It’s a choice.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’re basking in the moment. Some people may underestimate the steady going Taurus, but if they do—they’re missing out on a rare gift. You’re a special breed of caution and great passion. You may not give your heart away freely, but you love fiercely, if not as loudly as others. Try not to hesitate. No one can hear your internal dialogue. If you have something to say—say it.

Your heart is hope. You don’t need the adoration of a million or even the smiles of a few. Look within your own heart, you’ll see all the possibilities of the world. All happiness is available to those who accept it into their lives. You don’t need to make any major changes or do anything different with yourself. You only need to look within your own heart for all the answers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Where does your heart tell you to go? If you feel that you’re only hitting the bare minimum, you might be. Consider this for a moment: are you happy? If you’re not able to answer that question, you need to consider how best to go about it. You only have one life to live. Why are you worrying about the petty things when your life is passing you by? Open your eyes. GO!

Whatever your dreams are, you should pursue them. You know your heart’s desire and what you imagine for yourself. You know what life you’d like to live. Instead of fishing around for something that doesn’t exist, look around you. You may be closer to living your dream than you first thought. Now is the time for anything that will vanquish the ghosts of the past.


What unusual creatures these humans are. You’re not terribly surprised. You’re generally suspicious of the lot of them. You keep to yourself, independent and free. Occasionally you find the odd-ball who suits you, and that’s great. But you need a break and not just from the rut. You need to break out of your comfort zone. Fear is not the answer. Neither is complacency.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Wherever you go, there you are. You’re not really one to worry away the day. That’s generally a good thing. But, you may find yourself stuck in something that you can’t change. Keep yourself motivated to tackle a few interesting tasks and seek input. You may not have as much to do as you think. Keep an open mind. You’re capable.

Your life is an amazing gift. Use it. Don’t be afraid to open up to others and shower them with love and affection. Dive deeply into your work and live free. You can do this. You might find that you’d rather dive off a high rise or go it alone on a desert island than talk to someone at a party. But you’re missing out. And hell, they’re missing out an awesome person, too. Be kind!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’re not a hummingbird. So, stop your flighty movements from one wild idea to another. Keep yourself situated in the here and now and do what you can. You can’t just keep running every time a job gets hard—you’ll be running for the rest of your life. Focus on what you can accomplish and put all you have into it. Do your best.

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INTERNET | FROM PAGE 13 reimburse state taxes for benefits it doesn’t enjoy. The South Dakota case hopes to rescind the physical-presence requirement and bypass constitutional restrictions that empower only the federal government to regulate interstate commerce. Barring a national remedy, New Mexico could reform its own laws to shift the tax burden from the seller’s location to the buyer’s, which would preempt the need to meet the physical-presence test and would affect all online sales — not just Amazon’s — to New Mexico consumers. “That would be a paradigm shift,” said Randy Van Vleck, general counsel for the New Mexico Municipal League.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS Amid the myriad legal challenges to existing tax laws, the state is taking steps to level the playing field for local businesses required to charge higher GRT than online retailers. A new state law encourages holiday shoppers in New Mexico to buy from local merchants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving by exempting qualifying purchases of less than $500 from the GRT. The law gives locals an incentive to support small, independent storefront retailers that have 10 or fewer employees. Legislators hope that experience will prompt locals to take a closer look at the benefits of spending money closer to home year-round.

Customer s who shop locally support small community businesses and the people who work for them. They also shoulder their share of the tax burden for the public services they use, including first responders, parks and community centers. It’s an important proposition because many cities, towns and villages derive as much as 85 percent of their annual revenue from GRT proceeds. For more information about GRT, visit http://www.tax. newmexico.gov/Businesses/ gross-receipts.aspx Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org.

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Upcoming New Mexico elections will test voter discontent, activism By Viki Harrison Executive Director Common Cause New Mexico


ith thousands of young people on the march, women activated by the “Me Too” Movement, and a new crop of candidates for state elections, this year’s elections could be an indication of our state’s appetite for reforming a system that my organization, Common Cause New Mexico, has often found wanting. Common Cause is a non-partisan organization which does not endorse candidates, but like all ordinary citizens, we have a vested interest in a functioning democratic system which represents the voices of everyday people. We’ve been focused on controlling the influence of big money and special interests on elections and the decision-making process, guaranteeing access for qualified voters, and holding our representatives to high ethical standards. We think it’s what democracy looks like. This year we asked some different questions in our annual poll and found a few reasons to be optimistic. First, the poll, taken by Research and Polling Inc. in January, found that only 24% of the 452 voters sampled felt that New Mexico was on the right track, a much higher level of discontent than in the 2014 elections. It also showed an appetite for reforms never before taken seriously – things like paying legislators (54% support) and lengthening the legislative sessions (65% want to do it). And along with the usual high level of support for things like transparency for PAC, lobbyist and campaign activities, there was something new – 60% of respondents said that they would be more likely to support candidates who push for campaign reforms like these. That gives us reason to hope. Campaign finance has never been a flashy issue. It’s rarely mentioned in debates. But we think it’s foundational to a functioning democracy. Everyone deserves to have their own voice heard in decisions affecting their families,

Viki Harrison and to also know who is behind the cur ta in a ffecting the outcome. With these poll results, we now think the public is listening too. This month we’re shouting our priorities from the rooftops, and circulating our pro-democracy agenda to candidates and political organizations of all stripes. According to polling data (our own and others’), many of these issues have had the overwhelming support of voters for years, but they always have great difficulty crossing the finishing line. Here’s a sampling of what we think a pro-democracy agenda looks like: • On-line and automatic voter registration to allow people to vote easily • Open primaries to allow decline-to-state and independent voters to participate in primaries • An independent, non-partisan ethics commission to make sure elected officials, lobbyists and contractors play by the rules • Maintenance of state campaign contribution limits to stem the tide of big money in state elections • Disclosure of all political contributions and expenditures from lobbyists, PACs and candidates, in accordance with the constitution • Citizen funded elections using small-donor public financing, which matches small citizen contribution with public funds to enable ordinar y people to participate meaningfully and curb special interests. And wealthy donors • Complete d isclosu re of


COMMUNITY ArtsCrawl poetry slam joins voices, communities

Roanna Shebala headlines the poetry slam hosted at the Second Street Events Center during ArtsCrawl April 14 in Gallup. Shebala’s poem “Love You Some Indians” brought her work to national attention. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo By Rick Abasta For the Sun


iterary fans gathered at the Second Street Events Center April 14 to hear featured poet Roanna Shebala perform her work at the Gallup ArtsCrawl Poetry Slam. Shebala, 35, has competed at national slams, women’s poetry slams, and the annual Individual World Poetry Slam. She recently returned from the

“Women of the World Poetry Slam,” which was hosted by Poetry Slam Inc, a non-profit focused on organizing and promoting slams. Shebala was the only Native American poet to compete. “It was cool, but it was kind of overwhelming, disappointing. The poems I performed, nobody could understa nd them,” Shebala said of the audience’s lack of exposure to natives. Shebala has built her career

around traveling and introducing her work to people unfamiliar with her voice, and others like it. Originally from Fort Defiance, Ariz., Shebala has performed her poetry across the country, places such as Oakland to Phoenix, Denver, Albuquerque, Boston, and more. “I get to travel, meet different people and speak my truth,” Shebala said. Her slam poetry piece “Love You Some Indians,” garnered national acclaim. Shebala’s

performance of the piece at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif., in 2014 was recorded and is available for viewing on her website: rowieshebala.com. The poem addresses Indian mascots, kitschy native roadside crafts, social stereotypes, and the cultural misappropriation of American Indians today. The piece opened doors, Shebala said, and her performance at La Casita for Lincoln Center Out of Doors, a summer poetry and music festival, served as an indication that she was on track with her writing. “That poem got me to New York City,” she said of “Love You Some Indians.” Shebala’s slam poet lifestyle involves copious amounts of writing, reading and performing. She said she is constantly training. During slams, the verbal pugilism lasts three minutes, just like a boxing match, as the competitor lets loose with a barrage of words, gesticulations, and emotions. Shebala described her writing process as straightforward. “I pick a subject that I want to write about and I just rant about it as long as I can,” she said. “I rant and write and write. I go back, re-read it and I take out lines that I like and lines that I don’t like. It starts to organize from there.” Shebala researches the topics of her poems and proudly affirms her work’s accuracy. For ArtsCrawl, she performed “Love You Some Indians,” “Indian Phoenix,” and a new poem about Pocahontas. “People think of her as the Disney princess, with her hair in the wind,” Shebala said of

Pocahontas. “With this epidemic of murdered and missing Indigenous women, nobody ever puts the two together. How (Pocahontas) is the most famous murdered and missing Indigenous woman. How she was taken and she was only 10.”

ARTSCRAWL SLAM DUNKS D u r i n g t h e A p r i l 14 ArtsCrawl Poetry Slam, it was a local Gallup man who took home the prize. Brian Donnelly, originally from New York, performed a personal piece that he wrote more than 13 years ago while serving in the military. It was his first time performing the poem in public. A U.S. A r my vet er a n, Donnelly served as a combat medic with the 47th Combat Support Hospital in Mosul in 2003 and later in Baghdad in 2005. “I was a heroin addict as a teenager before joining the Army, Without the Army, I would probably still be an addict or dead or in jail like a lot of my friends,” Donnelly said. “That poem was probably from them.” When he wrote the poem, Donnelly said was up for three days straight dealing with mass casualties. He was tired but could not sleep until he wrote that poem down about his friends back in New York. Today, disabled from his time in combat, Donnelly describes writing as therapeutic. “Write as much as you can,”





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ock n’ roll spans eras and genres, connecting fans through the years. The history of rock was on full display at the recent Doobie Brothers concert held at Route 66 Casino i n A lbuquerque Apr i l 14. With fists raised high in the air, a sea of gray and white hair dominating the crowd, fans gathered to see one of America’s classic acts. Originally from San Jose, The Doobie Brothers formed in 1970 with lead vocalist Tom Johnston and guitarist Patrick Simmons. The band has continued to rock audiences over the past five decades, selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Their hit singles include “Black Water,” from 1974, and “What a Fool Believes,” 1979, along with “Listen to the Music,” and “China Grove,” to name just a few. The Sun had the privilege of meeting up with the band and speaking with Johnston. Sun: Tom, thank you for doing this, it’s an honor to talk with you. Johnston: Well, thank you I’m glad to do it man. Sun: You guys have been doing this for so long and are

still going strong. Your sound is very unique. Would you say that’s a part of the longevity of your guys’ success? Johnston: I think that, and the fact that we tour regularly and try to put out an album at least every 10 years if not earlier. In fact, that is what we are working on right now. We haven’t recorded it yet but just writing the songs for now. Otherwise, we just like to have a good time doing what we’re doing. We love playing and we enjoy touring, although, we’ve trimmed it down to a reasonable schedule as compared to the early days. The people are great, they’re always up, having a great time singing the songs with us, and dancing. It’s a good thing to interact with the people like that while we’re out on the stage, that’s what makes it worthwhile. Sun: Now let’s talk stats. You guys have sold over 40 million albums and the list continues to go on and on. That’s just amazing. Do you ever get to the point where you ask yourselves how you guys are still doing this? Johnston: I do sit back and occasionally think to myself, “Has it really been that long?” (Laughing). It’s kind of like a mind-blowing feeling, trying to wrap your head around it that

Tom Johnston sings “Take Me In Your Arms” in the Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino during The Doobie Brothers’ performance in Albuquerque April 14. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco

Pat Simmons, left, and John McFee of The Doobie Brothers jam together before a enthused crowd in the Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque April 14. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco

John McFee, left, Tom Johnston, and Pat Simmons of The Doobie Brothers. The Doobie Brothers performed in Albuquerque April 14, in the Legends Theater at Route 66 Casino. Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Doobie Brothers it’s been that long. Especially when you’re up on that stage like nothing’s really changed, we’re still doing what we’ve


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always done—even though I know it has changed. Sun: Now in the band it’s Pat Simmons, John McFee, and

yourself, have there been any


The Krank Daddies play Gallup before 4/20 Juggernaut performance By Rick Abasta For the Sun


he K ra nk Dadd ies rocked Jugger naut Music April 17, when the Chicago -ba sed rockabilly band’s “Rev It Up!” tour rolled through town. Chops McClintock on guitar and vocals, Phil Inguy on standup bass, and RC Tellez on drums make up The Krank Daddies, who are best known for their 2014 track, “Johnny Cash Kicks Ass.” Gallup fans were treated to raw, ripping rock and roll when the band came on to play. The Krank Daddies sound is reminiscent of Reverend Horton Heat and throughout the performance Inguy twirled his bass and whirled his arms while McClintock cranked out solos atop of a steady beat of drums. The ba nd played “Ru n Little Baby,” “Jesus Used Me,” and “Johnny Cash Kicked Ass”

DOOBIE BROTHERS | FROM PAGE 16 changes when you’re touring or do you pretty much stay the same? Johnston: We’ve kept the band the same. We really have a great bunch of guys. Really great players, singers, and at this point we really don’t change it out now, we leave it as is. When it works you don’t want to mess with it. Sun: That’s some sound advice. Now when you were growing up, who were your influences? Johnston: Basically, whoever was playing on the radio. I did a lot of listening to Bo Diddley, Little Richard, B.B. King, some British Invasion when I was in high school. I had my share of blues bands as well. Sun: What’s your take on today’s music? Johnston: First off, it’s a completely different musical landscape. Nobody buys albums anymore, downloading is getting passé, streaming is now the source of how people are getting their music. From a songwriter’s point of view, it’s a whole different paradigm. Now COMMUNITY

before the night was over. Slap-happy rhythms from the upright bass, no-frills drumming, deft guitar riffs, and vocal showmanship characterized the Krank Daddies raucous Gallup performance. Opening acts included Now or Never, The Arm-Eating Creature, and S.O.L. Shawn Ashley, upright bass player for S.O.L., said the band has new songs recorded and that they continue to play when possible. “When ‘billy bands come through (Gallup), we’re the ones they call (to open),” he said. S.O.L. will be featured on the lineup of bands for an upcoming 4/20 “Extravaganza” show. Er n ie Sa ntiago, ow ner of Juggernaut Music, said The K ra nk Daddies show was a preview for “That 4/20 Extravaganza,” which will feature The Lique from Las Vegas and The Black Moriah from there’s a whole lot of people trying to get into the business, you add in all those factors and it’s a totally different business today. Sun: I’m glad you guys are still rocking and a lot of these bands could learn a lot from you guys, because it shows in your songs. Johnston: We’re very grateful for that, in fact, any band that can write a song that lasts a long time, it’s primarily because those songs people can associate with it. Sun: True. Well Tom I want to thank you again for taking out the time to do this, all the best to you and the rest of the guys. Johnston: Absolutely my pleasure. After Johnston’s leaving, the Sun had the pleasure of speaking to another Doobie Brothers member, guitarist John McFee. Sun: Hey John thanks for doing this man. I can’t believe I’m here with you. M c Fe e : Jo h n McFe e , Doobie Brother, guilty of being a Doobie Brother. Sun: How are you doing and how’s the tour so far? McFee: It’s going great, you know we’re doing some new material that we haven’t played

Chicago-based rockabilly band The Krank Daddies stopped off in Gallup for their “Rev It Up!” tour at Juggernaut Music April 17. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta Fort Worth. “I’ll be having my album release party at this show,” Santiago said, referring to his latest album as Earn 1.

O t her ba nd s per for ming include War Motor, The De spot s, S.O.L ., 4bidden Theor y, Kool1 Jo3, Death Mantra, Kaido, T. Bowman,

and Bizirk. Tickets to the all-ages show are $10 and are available online at holdmyticket.com or at the door.

in a while. The audience seems to like it. So, knock on wood (hits himself on the head), all is well (laughing). Sun: I was talking with Tom earlier regarding the music, how it has carried you guys for so long. McFee: I’m still the new guy. I’ve been in the band for 40 years, Pat and Tom started it so I would give them the credit for it. Really developing what people associated with the Doobie Brothers sounds, the harmony, the acoustic and electric, and a lot of roots music incorporated in it. We feel very fortunate that people still want to hear it.

Sun: Anything different you guys working into the tour? McFee: We’re incorporating some of our older songs that we’ve never really played live into the shows before, we’re also adding different songs that people really haven’t heard in a long time as well. Sun: You guys also will be touring with Steely Dan, right? McFee: Right, we are going to be doing quite a bit with Steely Dan. We got a couple months worth of shows with them. Sun: Wow, so when do you take a break? McFee: We never take a break. We’ll be taking a break

before we start off with Steely Dan. That’ll be a longer run, we’ve got to pace ourselves in our age bracket (laughing). We have to, we’ll be busy doing a lot of shows. We’re also doing some with the Eagles as well later in the year. Sun: Wow that’s all cool. John thank you for taking out the time to chat. McFee: You’re very welcome, thank you. We love coming down here whenever we can, we like this part of the country. For more information on The Doobie Brothers, visit their website at www.thedoobiebrothers.com.


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Super Troopers 2 still hasn’t grown up By Glenn Kay For the Sun



t has been 18 years since the release of the original Super Troopers, a cult comedy about an eccentric group of Vermont highway patrolmen and their bizarre a ntics. A f ter ma ny yea r s and a successful IndieGoGo campaign, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe has returned for a follow-up that details the further adventures of these officers. While the events may still speak to fans, for the uninitiated this sequel is a rough ride that elicits few of the necessary laughs to earn a recommendation. After being removed from ser vice following a disastrous incident some time ago, the title characters have moved on to other pursuits. However, they’re called back to duty when a local governor (Linda Carter) discovers that the US/Canada border has been incorrectly designated. The Highway Patrolmen are tasked with policing the new state area, which happens to include a French-Canadian town filled with citizens now angry to have been annexed by the USA. While trying to befriend the town’s mayor (Rob Lowe) and locals, they

uncover a strange smuggling operation involv ing pills, Cuban cigars, and other illegal goods. E s s ent i a l ly, t he s t or y involves these buddies playing dumb pra nks on each other and getting into altercations with the citizens and mounted police. This type of humor may have worked well enough when starring a group of 30-ish-year-old comedians, but it doesn’t play out nearly as effectively now that the stars have hit their mid-century mark. Certain characters deliver horrible puns that would make a grade-schooler groan. There are even references from others in the film about how awful the jokes are but that doesn’t make any of the lines or behavior funny. The juvenile insults and slapstick gags—like knocking over a port-o-potty—are all the more surreal to watch. T here a re stereot y pes galore on display as well. Yes, the intent may have been crude but lighthearted humor. And one is certain that the film itself was shot a year ago, as many of the gags come across as ill-timed. Trooper Arcot Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar) finds himself popping hormone pills and is made fun of for his emotional outbursts and feminine behavior. There’s an unfortunate Stephen Hawking insult as well. And even the central story of American forces moving into a foreign country and “saving it” with their extreme

An IndiGoGo funded revamp of the ‘80s cult comedy classic, the latest Sooper Troopers installment hasn’t grown up over the last few decades, even if its actors have. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight methods doesn’t play as well in today’s climate. Additionally, the incredibly broad characterizations do little to help matters. Every once in a while something amusing does occur, but these moments are fleeting. A French-Canadian Mountie (Will Sasso) does have a funny scene riffing with other officers about the films of Danny DeVito. The discussion has nothing to do with anything in the actual plotline, but it

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 20, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty to choose from, including a good mix of serious material and lighter fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! T h e Commuter An insurance salesman com mut i ng to work on the train gets himself embroiled in a criminal conspiracy after being approached by a mysterious woman. She quickly blackmails the passenger, forcing him to identify and set up a target before the end of his ride. This thriller received mixed notices, although it ultimately garnered more positive write-ups than negative ones. Nearly half found the suspense lacking and wrote that the logic fell apart by the close. Still, a few more stated that it was an enjoyable if implausible potboiler with an engaging cast. It stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wi lson, Jonat ha n Ba nk s, Elizabeth McGovern, and Sam Neill. D e e p Blue Sea 2 This release comes as a su r pr ise. Apparently, a sequel has been pro duced to the ridiculous but enjoyable 1999 killer shark flick; it’s debuting as a straight-to-DVD title. The plot involves another group of scientists deep beneath the ocean that are working with bull sharks. Of course, the sharp-fanged, genetically enhanced fish soon turn on the group and treat them like an all-you-can-eat buffet. This one hasn’t been previewed to anyone as of yet, so there aren’t any reviews available. It’s a clearly a smaller film, so one shouldn’t expect the same kind of over-the-top thrills. The cast COMMUNITY

includes Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, and Michael Breach. Honor Up - A drug lord’s second in command i s forced to contend with a variety of problem s a f t er a violent shootout in Harlem. This includes his pride as well as the safety of his own family. Things aren’t helped by the unpredictable actions of his unruly crew. This independent feature boasts Kanye West as an executive producer but was only viewed by a couple of press members prior to its limited release—little has been written out it except that the movie resembles a throwback to urban films of the 90s. Ultimately, interested parties will have to go in cold and hope for the best. It features Jay Black, Blackface, Cam’ron, Damon Dash, and Stacey Dash. The Post - This Oscarnom i nated drama from S t e v e n Spielberg tells the true story of Washington Post pub lisher Katharine Graham and newspaper editor Ben Bradlee. After coming upon information about a government cover-up involving President Richard Nixon, Graham must decide whether the story to be printed. Naturally, she must also contend with threats from the Oval Office. Reviews were strong for this feature. A few complained that while well-made and performed, it didn’t quite have the zip of its fellow nominees. However, most found the material relevant and enjoyed the work of the talent in front of and behind the camera. It features Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, and Bob Odenkirk. A Ta x i D r i v e r Using the 1980 Gwang ju Uprising as its inspiration, this South Korean d r a m a fol lows a taxi driver who is asked by a traveling German reporter

to drive him from Seoul to Gwangju (essentially, the center of the protests against the militaristic government). It’s a long and dangerous trip, but the cab driver is so desperate for the fare that he agrees, encountering students, protesters and armed soldiers along the way. Notices were excellent for this foreign-language effort. It has been called an effective, powerful and well-acted historical picture that ends up inspiring the viewer during its journey. The cast includes Song Kang-ho and Thomas Kretschmann.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! A r row is sta r ting th is section of classic releases with the impressive Blu-ray box set, Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 2. Border Crossings: The Crime and Action Movies. It features more films from the notable filmmaker, remastered and being released for the first time ever in North America. All of these flicks are extremely well regarded and will essentially be brand new to North American buyers. The titles include Eight Hours of Terror (1957), The Sleeping Beast Within (1960), Smashing the 0-Line (1960), Tokyo Knights (1961) and The Man with a Shotgun (1961). A rrow Academy is releasing a Special Edition Blur ay of t he Sa m Nei l l action/drama Sleeping Dogs (1977). The story, set in New Zealand, involves a country recluse caught in the middle of a battle involving revolutionaries and governmental forces. The well-regarded feature arrives with a commentary track featuring Neill and director Roger Donaldson (The Bounty, No Way Out, Species, Dante’s Peak), a 65-minute documentar y on the movie including new interviews with the cast and crew and publicity materials. Kino is re-releasing a pair of ‘90s comedies first put out some years back by Mill Creek Entertainment. The Blu-rays include Camp Nowhere (1994) and Straight Talk (1992), which features the unusual pairing of

Dolly Parton and James Woods. They distr ibutor are also releasing the westerns Singing Guns (1950) and Trigger Jr. (1950) in high definition. Scorpion has the d r a m a , A l o h a , Bobby and Rose (1975). This one is about a pair of you ngster s who hit the road after being falsely accused of committing a robbery and assassination. The Blu-ray features a new high definition master. They are also distributing Caravan to Vaccares (1974), a thriller based on the book by Alistair MacLean. This Blu-ray includes an interview with star David Birney and a trailer. Nice to see these long-lost titles getting a re-release and potentially finding a new audience. Universal is also distributing four Blu-rays of some catalog titles. They include John Huston’s The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), the Gary Cooper/Ingrid Bergman drama For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) as well as the comedies The Egg and I (1947) and The Thrill of it All (1963). Finally, Warner Archive has a made-to-order Blu-ray of the musical, Les Girls (1957), along with DVDs of A Notorious Affair (1930), Manh attan Parade (1931) and The Ship from Shanghai (1930).

Sheep & Wolves Shopkins: Wild Super Friends: The Super P o w e r s Te a m : G a l a c t i c Guardians (1985-1986) Superman: The Animated Series: Vol. 1 (1996)

ON THE TUBE! And here is a listing of all of the week’s TV-themed releases. 1 2 Monkeys: Season 3 T he AllNew Super Friends H o u r : S e a s o n 1 , Vo l . 1 (1977-1978) T h e Al l-Ne w Supe r Friends Hour: Season 1, Vol. 2 (1977-1978) Challenge of the Super Friends: The Complete 1st Season (1978) Claws: Season 1 Genius: Einstein (National Geographic) Killjoys: Season 3 Mi ghty O r bot s: The Complete Ser ies (Wa r ner Archive) Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season 11 Perfect Strangers: Season 3 (Warner Archive) Pocoyo: Season 2 Super Friends: The Super P o w e r s Te a m : G a l a c t i c Guardians (1985-1986) Superman: The Animated Series: Vol. 1 (1996)

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Looks like there is plenty of classic DC Super Friends fare arriving this week, as well as other family-friendly titles. T he AllNew Super Friends H o u r : S e a s o n 1 , Vo l . 1 (1977-1978) T he AllNew Super Friends Ho u r : S e a s on 1, Vol . 2 (1977-1978) Challenge of the Super Friends: The Complete 1st Season (1978) Mi ghty O r bot s: The Complete Ser ies (Wa r ner Archive) Pocoyo: Season 2

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SPORTS 360 Pats fall to Farmington, 10-4 SCORPIONS REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN 5A By Bernie Dotson For the Sun


he Miyamura Patriots jumped out to an early lead April 14 against the Farmington Scorpions, but ended up falling to the Scorpions 10-4 in a baseball game played at Patriots Field. With the win, Farmington improved to 14-5, 5-0 on the 2018 baseball season and Miyamura dropped to 10-7, 3-1. The Scorpions scored a slew of runs in the fourth inning and Miyamura was unable to answer. “They got hots and we weren’t able to get ourselves back on the scoreboa rd,” Patriots’ head coach Brian Silva said. “We gave up too many runs and hits in the

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fourth.” One of the things that proved detrimental this week for the Patriots was the fact that there were some strong winds in the Gallup area that didn’t allow for smooth practices, Silva added. A game that was supposed to be played last week with Kirtland Central High School was postponed to a later date due to the high wind speeds. Gallup and the surrounding areas experienced wind speeds upwards up 50 mph the

past week, which made things difficult for outdoor sports. The Patriots are tied with the Broncos this season for second place in District-1 5A.

The Patriots went up 2-0 in the first inning on a single to left field by junior outfielder Jason Cordova. Senior infielder Brandon Vidal brought Cordova home on a subsequent

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triple and Vidal himself scored on a single hit by senior catcher Giovanni Chioda. The Scorpions were able to get hits in the opening inning but weren’t able to score due to some stingy defense by Miyamura. Starting senior pitcher A.J. Silva of the Patriots helped complete a double play in the second inning by throwing a force out at home plate and then throwing Farmington runner Josh Spellbring out at first. Silva recorded three straight strikeouts in the second and third innings which helped the Patriots. “ We p l a y e d w e l l ,” Farmington head coach Sean Trotter said. “We got hits when we needed them and we played well on defense when it counted.” Miyamura made some bad

plays in the fourth inning that turned into several runs for the Scorpions. Sophomore shortstop Emilio Pardo of the Scorpions hit a single to right field and junior third baseman Marcus Maldonado and junior Isaiah Royce took bases on walks. At that point, the bases were loaded for the Scorpions and junior outfielder Brandon Zastrow hit a deep double to left field to score Royce and Maldonado. The Scorpions scored three more runs in the fifth inning and things turned dismal for the Patriots. When senior Gavin Martin scored in the sixth that put Farmington up 10-2 and the game and the Patriots were just about done. Ch ioda a nd Dom i n ic Stewart later scored on a Cordova hit, but it was too little too late for Miyamura.


For Deykute, poetr y is important because it challenges beliefs. “It asks the hard questions and it gives us comfort of not always knowing those answers to those questions,” she said. “It lets us slow down and appreciate the world for what it is as opposed to what we want it to be.” Her love for the craft has brought her in contact with many local poets, to whom she offers guidance and advice. “There is a market out right now for any kind of poetry, so I would say do your best and don’t be afraid to get yourself out there,” Deykute said, as advice to those following in her path. “Essentially submit as much as possible, read as much as possible and really try to be a part of the poetry community.” Deykute added that poetry is a valuable resource in many lives spiritually, if not financially, and encouraged those interested in the art to look inwards. “Poetry doesn’t make the big bucks, but it can really enrich your life and give your life meaning,” she said.

he said. “It doesn’t matter how silly it is, just write because in that is going to be some gems. Find yourself in writing.” The organizer of the poetry slam, Mariya Deykute, is also an accomplished poet, writer, and teacher. She also hosts the First Friday poetry series a nd open m ic at A RT123 Gallery. “April is National Poetry Month, so we wanted to do a poetry slam for the Gallup Community,” she said. A n English teacher at Tohatchi High School, Deykute has been living in the area for around four years. She has been published in over 20 journals and a few anthologies, including “The Southwestern Poetry Anthology.” “I would love to have an anthology or even an annual or biannual journal, even if it’s partially print and partially online,” Deykute said. “I’ve been working with UNMGallup and ArtsCrawl to see if we could get it funded and off the ground for next year.”


Colt Starting Competition brings equine enthusiasts to Rock Point Agar Watson works to train a colt during the Colt Starting Competition in Rock Point, Ariz. April 14. Competitors gathered at Lee’s Ranch to work with unbroken colts rounded up specifically for this competition. In one day, competitors work with the colts to train them and get them saddle ready to show the following day. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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A close up shot of one of the horses at the Colt Starting Competition in Rock Point, Ariz. April 14. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Harold James judges Harrison Tolino and Alan Curtis as they work with a colt in one of the pens during the Colt Starting Competition in Rock Point, Ariz. April 14. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo



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10:30 am12:30 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: Intermediate MS Word. Call (505) 863-1291.


On April 20, Rio West Mall will host an “open to everyone” Spring Job Fair. 12-4 pm, Center Court. Call (505) 722-7281.


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


4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Join us for a family-friendly video games Friday afternoon. SATURDAY, April 21


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


2-3 pm @Children’s Branch. Celebrate Earth Day at the Children’s Branch with stories and activities for all ages. Make art with recycled materials and listen to special guest Ellen McAllister-Flack tell stories.


3-5 pm @Main Branch. The Library will provide job assistance workshops for those seeking employment. Please bring all work-related documents. All sessions will be drop-in so come anytime in the two hours and receive help. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. SUNDAY, 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. MONDAY, April 23


Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: Internet III: El Portal and Databases. CALENDAR

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The Gallup Senior Citizen’s Center will host computer classes presented by the library. These classes are specially designed for people 55+ and will teach the basic skills needed to access a computer. There will be three one-hour sessions for each training, no registration needed. Please contact the Senior Citizen’s Center at (505) 722-4740 for Senior Center questions. Call (505)863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov.


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4-5 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: Job search with technology. Call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. WEDNESDAY, April 25


Learn about Federal and State Government certifications for contract set-asides. 9 am-12 pm @ Gallup Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room, 106 W Hwy. 66. Call (505) 224-5965.


10:30-11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.


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


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 April, we explore the basic element of air in cooking and culture. This week: Coco. THURSDAY, April 26


10:30 am-12:30 pm @ Main Branch. Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This


week: Intermediate MS Excel. Call (505) 863-1291.


4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Plastic Bottle Bird House. ONGOING


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.


Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.


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.


Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.


gallupARTS is pleased to announce Dine photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Diné women will be available May-July.


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 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 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)



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 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 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.


McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org.


The 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 servie of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.


Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to five 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


The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: 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.


Being a mom is beautiful Community Event! On April 20, UNM-HSC-COP and Community Environmental Health Program and other collaborating partners are bringing awareness to the Navajo Nation about uranium and environmental exposures. Gallup Community Service Center (across from the Gallup Food Pantry), 401 Bataan Veteran Street. Call (505) 8636484. Free food and more!


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.


On April 28, Gary Paul will perform original songs in concert. 6:30 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Call Tom Funk (505) 863-6336.


On May 1, join the City of Gallup in partnership with gallupARTS for the Start something big event. 6 pm @ El Morro Theatre.


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.


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. 6:30am Registration at Cedar Hills Church. Walk begins at 7 am. Health Fair begins at 7 pm. Call (505) 786-6321. Free. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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