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SO, WHERE DO WE PUT THEM? Richard F. Kontz Executive Director of the Gallup Housing Authority

A Year old mind in a 28 Year old body

He was nice young man. 6 feet – 2 inches tall built big, not fat but just big. He was actually somewhat intimidating. With his mother’s help with the application process he ended up in a one bedroom housing unit. His mother handled his funds for him so most of times his rent was paid on time and he had food to eat. He had bare bones furnishings – one chair and small dining table, a small TV on a small stand and one easy chair in the living room. One bed and a lamp stand in his bedroom. Then he began to call the maintenance hot line because his heard something or someone trying to break in and one night a window was broken. The problem was the broken glass was on the outside of the house if someone tried to break in the broken glass would have been in the inside of the house. So, staff wondered did he break the window to get attention or maybe he was scared of things that go “bump in the night”. Later, there were police calls to the unit because of issues related to people partying and getting out of hand at his unit. Being lonely he began to invite street types to hang out with him. Then once he called the maintenance hot line and wanted to report that there was a fire in his kitchen. Apparently, a grease fire got out of hand and luckily no major damage was done. Before the Maintenance Tech left he asked if the Tech would buy him some food since his mother hadn’t been to his unit for a couple of weeks and he had very little food. Where was his food? The latest round of vagabonds had eaten it all up for him.

What to do? What do we do? When my Housing Manager brought this to my attention – we didn’t want to just throw him out but we couldn’t let this situation continue. We clearly do not have the expertise or the resources to deal with thFTF situationT. So, we decided to hire a mental health expert on a retainer arrangement to help us to assess the situation and offer options. With their help we figured out that he was in a group home in Albuquerque and that is where he really wanted to be. But, because of the cost, his family could not afford to keep him there. Someone told them he might qualify for public housing since he was disabled. So, they took him out of the Albuquerque group home and got him set up with Gallup Housing Authority. But, in many of these cases these individuals need daily monitoring and assistance. They may have limited independent living capability. He eventually was moved out of public housing by his family.

The question is:

Where do you put individuals like this? In my experience over the last four years many times families get them into public housing and then basically walk away from them. I guess they think it is now Gallup Housing Authority’s job to take care of them. That is not true. WE NEED BETTER LOCAL SOLUTIONS FOR THESE FOLKS. Comments are welcome.

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NEWS Marine vet walks across America to raise money, awareness for wounded warriors By Rick Abasta For the Sun


K Y C I T Y, N. M . — Retired Gunnery Sgt. Roy Wesley Brady Jr. is walking across America in solidarity with the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, a non-profit benefitting injured veterans. His cross-countr y hike brought him outside Sky City April 25, as he made his way to Mesita. This is not Brady’s first time taking steps to bolster his cause. In 2015, Brady, a retired U.S. Marine Corps veteran, walked more than 3,000 miles to raise money for wounded veterans, traveling from North Carolina to California. His 2018 “Walk 4 Warriors” campaign, however, is significantly longer, as he will be traveling from San Diego to

New Jersey to honor a fellow Marine who is buried there. Brady served 22 years in the Marines and had two combat tours in Iraq with Fox Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines stationed in Hawaii. “I retired in 2013 and this walk is to stay in contact with (veterans), to show them that I support them,” Brady said. “These guys and ladies might come back hurt or injured. Or they might be missing a limb or PTSD problems.” Brady said veterans do have support when they return home but that they must also reach out and seek help, so that they can make use of the programs available. The funds raised from Brady’s walk go towards the Combat Wounded Veterans Challenge in St. Petersburg, F lor ida , wh ich works on enhancing prosthetics for

Gunny Roy Brady poses for a photo during his stop in Gallup April 19. Brady is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps on his second walk across the country to raise money and awareness for the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo added mobility and provides PTSD counseling for veterans. “We take (veterans) on adventure hikes,” Brady said of the organization. “We get them the right prosthetic to make sure they can still hike, run, swim…we take them on challenges to push themselves to make them as whole as they were before they got injured.” Throughout his travels, Brady said he has met people who have provided support, whether through monetary donations or in the form of food and water. Other times, it’s the words of encouragement that give Brady the motivation to continue. There is a chance Brady will make it to Albuquerque in time for the Gathering of Nations, an annual meet-up that brings

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565 tribes together each April, and he hopes to meet some Native American veterans in attendance.

HOME AND HISTORY Brady’s roots are planted in North Carolina and he said going home will provide him a respite from the road. “(North Carolina) will be a good resting spot for me. It’s where I grew up,” he said. Walking across America certainly provides plenty of time for reflection and throughout his journey, Brady has been thinking of his fellow Marine from New Jersey who committed suicide. He has also been thinking of his brother, an Army veteran,

who committed suicide due to issues stemming from PTSD. Brady said this journey has been personal. “I’ve done this walk before and (suicide) still happened in my own household,” he said. “I just got to keep motivating and get this word out there because these veterans do have problems.” In 2015, when Brady first underwent the challenge, his walk from the east coast to the west coast took five-and-a-half months. “This time, it will take much longer because I’m going north to New Jersey,” he said. “It’ll probably add an extra month.” The first iteration of his



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City hopes to bring the crowds to Gallup this summer FUNDING FOR BILLBOARDS, BROCHURES APPROVED AT CITY COUNCIL MEETING By Rick Abasta For the Sun


he Gallup City Council is looking to make the city a destination this summer, and started off their April 24 regular meeting by approving the use of lodgers’ tax funds to market events for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Overall, the investment of marketing dollars by the city dominated discussions. The commissioners looked at approvals for the FY19 Chamber of Commerce contracts, which cover funding for summer nightly Indian dancing along with advertising and promotion for other events. The contracts asked for $185,000 in total. Included in the requests was the Manuelito Children’s Home, which sought $5,000 for their Memorial Day 5K Fun Run, an annual fundraising activity. Jennifer Lazarz, city marketing director, said there had


Jennifer Lazarz been a discrepancy in the numbers and that marketing for the event would cost $65,000 and not $60,000. Lazarz went on to highlight the success of Gallup’s tourism publications and travel guides. By spreading the word about the city, Lazarz hopes to bring in more visitors. “Our ‘Gallup Visitor’s Guide’ saw some really nice press this week at the International Tourism Conference,” Lazarz said. “They sent out a weekly

blast this week featuring visitor’s guides from across the country and ours was fifth.” Bill Lee, a commissioner for McKinley County, reported alongside Lazarz and said they both have been using social media to bring more attention to Gallup. Lee said other advertising efforts include television commercials, finalizing the city marketing contract, and attendance at an upcoming governor’s conference. “We’re looking to score a huge media packet again,” Lee said, in reference to the city’s successful $8,000 negotiation with a San Diego firm to provide $30,000 worth of marketing to the city. “We had $6,000 left on the nightly dancing contract and we spent that on new brochures for distribution statewide.” Lazarz said other marketing ideas for the city include “Good Morning America” billboard advertisements in Times Square, and the new visitor’s guide.

“I expect greater things to come,” she said. T he cou nci lor s commended the excellent working relationship between Lee and Lazarz. “ K u d o s t o yo u t wo,” Councilor Yogash Kumar said. “Sometimes it’s difficult to put two people together from other areas of the community. Usually, there’s friction.” Councilor Linda Garcia agreed and said the pair’s complimentary style was like yin and yang. “I see it too,” she said. The “Gallup Real True” Facebook page has been a not her succe s sf u l

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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: Gunny Roy Brady poses for a photo along Route 66 is Gallup April 19 during his stay in the town. Brady, a Marine veteran, wears the flag for the United States Marine Corps over his equipment pack as he walks from San Diego, CA to Trenton, NJ. 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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A NTA F E — St ate Auditor Wayne Johnson is warning state and local agencies today that a scam artist could target their finance employees with fraudulent invoices for significant amounts of money. In the past, some New Mexico entities have fallen victim to such fraud, costing taxpayers thousands. “These criminals are very savvy and convincing,” Johnson said. “They do their research and often know how specific agencies work, and who works there. We have to be careful and rely on internal control methods to safeguard public money. Unfortunately, over the years we’ve seen schools, cities, and counties fall prey to these scams, costing us more than half a million of valuable tax dollars that could be used for actual services.”

Some government entities have paid invoices before realizing it was fraudulent. In 2017 the City of Albuquerque paid $400,000 and the Silver City School District paid $200,000 to scammers. In 2016, San Miguel County lost $38,000 to a similar scheme. In the latest case, perpetrators “spoofed” the e-mail of a senior level official in a local school district and created a sense of urgency, demanding that an invoice be paid that day. On April 18, the school district’s accounts payable manager received an email that appeared to come from the district’s chief financial officer. The CFO asked the manager to pay a $26,280.50 invoice immediately. When the accounts manager asked for further information and documentation, the fake CFO replied that it was okay to pay the invoice outside of the

As Gunny Roy Brady walks across America he carries a flag and collects signatures of people he meets along the way. Brady, a combat veteran for the Marines Corps, is walking from San Diego, Calif., to Trenton, NJ to raise awareness of PTSD in honor of his brother Major Brady and his Marine friend, Tommy Simpson, both of whom committed suicide while suffering from PTSD. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Wayne Johnson normal process and that it was critical to pay immediately. The employee wasn’t fooled, and reported the scam to her superiors. The Risk Advisory report can be read here: https://www. saonm.org /media /uploads/ GAO_RA_Vendor_Invoicing_ Scam.pdf. Government employees and leaders who received e-mails suspected of being fraudulent can e-mail the OSA at reports@osa.state. nm.us or call 505-476-3800.

MARINE WALKS | FROM PAGE 4 “Walk 4 Warriors” campaign was a learning experience physically, as he encountered extreme temperatures on his way through the southwest during the summer months. Brady said the weather has been tolerable this time around, although the wind has provided challenges. Traveling from Needles to Kingman, Brady encountered high winds, low visibility, and dirt in his mouth the whole way. Similar windy conditions in Gallup resulted in a car

ride to the next town until the weather subsided. “I double check the weather now, before I take off,” Brady said. “If I don’t like it, I won’t move. Sometimes, I wait until the next day.” For veterans, Brady offers these words of encouragement: “Take care of your fellow brothers and sisters. Explain what you do so everybody else can understand so we’re not left in the dark. People do want to help, so express yourself.” For more information on Brady’s cause, visit www. combatwounded.org


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Heinrich meets with FCC NMDOH reminds parents to vaccinate Commissioner on tribal APRIL 21-28 IS NATIONAL broadband, net neutrality INFANT IMMUNIZATION WEEK Staff Reports

S U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., meets with Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn April 24 to discuss improving internet service on tribal land. Photo Credit: Courtesy Martin Heinrich Press Office Staff Reports


ASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., met with Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Mignon Clyburn April 24 to discuss improving access to high-speed internet in Tribal communities and protecting net neutrality. “Access to a free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and education, and promoting civic engagement,” Heinrich said. “Commissioner Clyburn has been a champion of defending net neutrality and closing the digital divide in our rural and Tribal communities.

I’m pleased to have the opportunity to work with Commissioner Clyburn on improving broadband infrastructure and grateful for her support for our Tribal communities.” Earlier in April, Senator Heinrich convened a panel with the American Library Association and Commissioner Clyburn on improving access to high-speed internet in Tribal and rural communities. The Tribal Connect Act, a bipartisan bill Heinrich introduced with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., would improve broadband infrastructure and connectivity in Indian Country. The bill would improve and increase access to the FCC’s

$4 billion schools and libraries universal service support program, known as E-rate, and establishes a $100 million Tribal E-rate pilot program for broadband access in Indian Country to tribes without libraries. While most of the nation’s public libraries have received E-rate support, only an estimated 15 percent of Tribal libraries have received critical E-rate funds. Heinrich is a cosponsor of a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate net neutrality. The Senate resolution has enough support to force an up or down vote on the Senate floor, and is just one vote away from the simple majority of 51 senators needed for passage.

ANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health reminds New Mexico parents about the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. Observed annually, National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrates the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States. “Delaying your child’s vaccines or refusing vaccines leaves your child vulnerable and puts vulnerable members of our community at risk,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “Giving babies the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from serious childhood diseases, like whooping cough and measles.” The NMDOH Immunization Program sends reminder postcards to parents who may have missed age-appropriate immunizations for infants, up to their 12-month well visit. Postcards are mailed monthly to the parents and/or legal guardians of children identified to ensure families are reminded of their child’s immunization needs. The information

is gathered from the New Mexico St at ew ide I m mu n i z at ion Information System. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that among children born during 1994-2016, vaccination will prevent an estimated 381 million illnesses, 24.5 million hospitalizations, and 855,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. NMDOH prov ides free immunizations at public clinics throughout the state for children whose parents are not insured. To find a Public Health Office in your area, visit the NMDOH website at www. nmhealth.org. For more information about what immunizations are recommended and at what age, visit www.immunizenm.org.

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GETTING HIGH IN COLORADO 4/22, Gallup I n wh a t may be one of t he few cases so far of a New Mexico resident being arrested for bringing into McKinley County marijuana he purchased legally in Colorado, a Ramah man is now facing drug charges in state court. McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Brandon Salazar said he was driving south on U. S. 491 near the four-mile marker when he noticed the car in front of him cross the fog line twice. He did a traffic stop and talked to the driver, identified as Richard Martin, 64. As he was explaining to Martin why he was being stopped, Salazar said he could smell

what seemed to be marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He asked Martin where he was coming from and Martin said he had been in Colorado for a few days attending a music festival. He asked Martin if there was anything in his vehicle and whether he had been smoking in the vehicle. Martin said he had not, but there had previously been a passenger in the vehicle who was smoking before he was dropped off. Salazar asked where the man was dropped off and Martin said Cortez. Salazar questioned Martin’s story, saying the smell was too strong for someone who had been dropped off three hours earlier. By this time, an officer with a drug dog arrived on the scene. The dog did a walk around the vehicle and had hit on the driver side door. Salazar said with this information, there we a strong indication there were drugs in the car and asked again for permission to search. If permission

was not granted, he said, the vehicle would be towed in and police would get a warrant to search the vehicle. On the other hand, if permission was granted and only a little marijuana was found, he would be given a non-traffic citation and allowed to leave. Martin said he had about five or six joints in the vehicle and a smoking pen to smoke THC oils. He agreed to allow the search. The search came up with 10 joints in a hard black container in the center console as well as a pipe to smoke marijuana. Deputies also found three marked containers for oils and an electronic cigarette. Salazar told Mar tin he would be charged with bringing in marijuana from Colorado as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

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20 block of Bishop Drive brought MCSO Dep. Brandon Salazar to t he s cene, where he encountered a victim with a bandaged, bloodied hand in the doorway. The man pointed Salazar to the kitchen, where he said the man who attacked him was sitting and eating a burrito. Salazar watched the man, and noticed a child peek out of a bedroom door before scurrying back in. Salazar asked the man to stand and put his hands up, but the man argued with him, finally throwing his burrito onto the table and kicking a chair out of his way. Salazar sa id he wa s acting “ver y aggressively,” according to the report. Salazar was able to restrain the man, who was then identified as Lucas Martinez, 31, of Cochiti. Once Martinez was taken into custody, Salazar returned to the scene and found the weapon used against the victim, a kitchen knife he described as “similar to a steak knife” in his report. Martinez was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and booked.

LAPTOP LARCENY 4/20, White Cliffs MC S O D e p. A nt ho ny Mor a le s w a s d i s pa t c he d to the 120 block of Bishop Drive just before 4:40 pm over reports of a burglary in the area. Morales spoke with the victim, a 51-year-old woman who said she came home to find her residence “trashed,” a c c o r d i n g t o t he p ol ic e report, with several valuable items missing. A mong the stolen pos s e s s ion s wer e a 5 0 - i nch


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t elev i s ion s et , a n X b ox , another gaming system and game equipment, and two laptops—one of which belonged to t he d i st r ict at tor ney’s office. The value of the stolen items totaled $3,500, according to the itemized police report. Mora les noted da ma ge to the v ictim’s front door, wh ich h a d v i sible m a rk s f r o m s o me o ne pr y i n g it open. Morales informed the woman that there had been a number of burglaries in the area. Police did not have any further leads or suspects.

COULDN’T CATCH FAKE CASHER 4/20, White Cliffs A women alleged to officers that her son’s friends had stolen from her, a fter she received word form the bank that her account was overdrawn. She told MCSO Dep. Anthony Morales that a man cashed $350 into his a c c o u n t i n A l bu q u e r q u e using a stolen check, which she d iscovered missing from her checkbook soon afterwards. The woman recognized the name of the man who deposited the money, though she was unable to get in contact with him, and couldn’t give officers any information on his age or location. The bank issued a stop-pay ment on the remaining missing check numbers, though police were unable to track down the suspects.

VANDALISM AT A CHURCH 4/20, Gamerco MCSO deputies are trying to find how who shattered one of the glass windows at a Gamerco church. Devin Dillinger, a youth pastor for the Gamerco Church of God, told deputies that one of the double-paned windows on the northeast side of the building had been shattered sometime earlier that day or the night before. He had no suspects and although deputies looked for footprints in the area of the window, they could find none. They also could find no motive for the vandalism. The case is still under investigation.


Routine stop leads to drug trafficking bust on Highway 66 con sole — a nd f i rea r m s i n the back seat. Wa r ren s a id t he g u n s belonged to his sons. He didn’t answer when Lee asked permission to search the car. Lee told Warren he would have the car towed and obtain a warrant for its search. The backgrou nd check came back, and officers were

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informed that Warren had a previous felony charge, and Palacios had an outstanding warrant for charges on drug paraphernalia and false identity. As promised, Lee had the car towed and later searched it for evidence. Along with a 12-gauge shotgun and a Smith & Wesson rifle, Lee uncovered

Santa Fe driver arrested for 11th DWI Staff Reports

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cK i n ley Cou nt y S h e r i f f ’s D e p . Johnson Lee was t ravel i ng west on Highway 66 just before 1 am April 19 when he saw a speeding car and made what he thought would be a routine traffic stop. Lee walked over and saw two men in the car. One of t he t wo wa s sha k i ng a nd a pp e a r e d t o be ner vou s , according to Lee’s repor t. As he came closer, the officer spotted a box of ammun it ion i n t he d r i ver- s ide door. L e e h a d t h e d r i v e r, F r a n k l i n Wa r r e n , 4 3 , of Ga merco, step out side of t he ca r wh i le he is sued a cit at ion. Wa r ren told L ee his license was suspended, and when the officer asked where t he t wo men were he a de d , Wa r r en s a id t he Redwood Lodge, a nea rby motel. Wa r r e n c o n t i n u e d t o

seem “ ver y ner vou s,” L ee wrote in his repor t, “as he was rocking back and forth a nd lea n i ng a ga i n st (t he) patrol vehicle.” L ee a sked Wa r ren t he name of his passenger. Warren said it was Anthony, and that he didn’t know his last name. A second officer, MCSO Dep. Brandon Salazar walked over to the car and the other passenger said his name was Anthony Martinez—a name that came back empty after the officers ran it through their system. Checking against the car registration, officers found the name Anthony Palacios, and asked the passenger to st ep out of t he c a r, a s it appeared he had given them a false name. Growing suspicious, Lee brought his K9 Ma x out to the car. Max sniffed around a nd a ler t ed of f icer s t h at there were narcotics in the c a r. W hen L ee a sked t he men if they were ca r r y ing drugs, Warren replied that t her e w a s a joi nt i n t he


meth, crack cocaine, and marijuana. He also found scales for measuring out the drug amounts and baggies to package and distribute them in. A f t er log g i n g t he e v i dence, S a l a z a r put out a warrant against the men on charges of tra fficking a nd possession of a controlled substance.


ANTA FE — A New Mexico State Police officer in Santa Fe was a lmost str uck by a wrong-way driver on Cerrillos Road around 10:30 pm April 22. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver fled from the officer and a pursuit began. As the pursuit approached the intersection of Cerrillos and Jaguar Roads, the officer was able to successfully perform a PIT maneuver and safely stop the vehicle. The State Police officer suspected the driver was intoxicated and completed a DWI investigation.

Santiago Garcia The driver, Santiago Garcia, 53, of Sa nt a Fe, showed signs he was unable to safely operate a vehicle and was impaired. Garcia was arrested for his

11th DWI. Neither the officer nor the suspect were injured in the pursuit. Garcia was booked into the Santa Fe County Detention Center on the following charges: Resisti ng, Evad i ng, or Obstructing an Officer DWI 11th Offense Careless Driving No Driver’s License No Vehicle Insurance Dash camera footage of this incident is available on the New Mexico State Police Twitter page @ NMStatePolice. If you see a driver you suspect is DWI, dial #DWI (#394) from any cell phone.






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Suspect in homicide still at large Thief pawns stolen Staff Reports


he FBI a nd the Navajo Nation Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a person of interest in a homicide that occurred at a residence in White Rock, UT on April 13. Details of the homicide have not yet been released

but FBI officials in Utah said they are searching for a Native American man between the ages of 40 and 50. He has black hair with grey spots and authorities said his hair is long on top with shaved sides. The suspect was also wearing square framed transition lenses. Authorities said the man might have been driving a

four-door pickup believed to be a Ford with dark tinted windows. The license plate was described as having a light background with blue/green letting and may have been an older Colorado plate. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI office in Monticello Utah at (435) 5876020 or the nearest Navajo police office.

Police still searching for break-in suspect Staff Reports


h e G a l lu p Pol ic e Department is looking for four men in connection w ith a break-in at the Smoke Shop in

Gallup sometime during the night of March 29. Surveillance video at the store showed two men entered the building and search for money and merchandise. The shots were grainy but the men

appear to be in their early 20s. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to contact Detective Chavo Ch i s ch i l ly a t t he Ga l lup Police Department at (505) 863-1321.

Man sentenced for officer assault Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE — Emory Werito, 41, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Nageezi, N.M.,

was sentenced April 25 in federal court in Albuquerque to 36 months in prison for assaulting a federal law enforcement officer. Werito will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.

Werito was arrested on Aug. 24, 2017, on a criminal complaint charging him with assaulting and resisting



If you live within the areas east of Boardman Drive to VandenBosch Parkway/Rehoboth, please join in on AREA 1 of the Residential Community Cleanup on Saturday, May 5, 2018. These areas include the Hillcrest MHP, Desert Rose MHP, Friendly Village MHP, Adobe MHP, Red Bluff MHP, Chamisal MHP and Housing Area, Red Hills MHP, Patton Drive Area, South Fork Neighborhood, Indian Hills Neighborhood, and Rehoboth Housing Area. The Hillcrest MHP, Desert Rose MHP and Red Hills MHP will have a designated area for drop-off. Please

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check with the MHP Office for details. Residential customers within the city limits can place all unwanted junk, bulk items, appliances and furniture curbside away from all obstructions (trees, cars, mailboxes, fences, utility meters/covers) by 8 a.m. and City crews will dispose of items that day. Please separate metal and tires from other debris. PLEASE DO NOT PUT OUT HERBIES as they WILL NOT be emptied. Items located in the alleyway will not be picked up. Residents hauling their own Gallup Christian Church refuse to the Gallup Transfer Station 501 South Cliff Drive Gallup, NM 87301 will be subject to fees.

Phone (505) 863- 5620 E-mail: Amen@GallupChristianChurch.com Bible Study Sunday a.m.the City’s or 9:30 visit Worship Service website at: Sunday 10:15 a.m. Prayer group Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Revelations Wednesday 7:00 p.m. MONTHLY EVENTS Beehive Praise and Worship 3rd Sunday 2:30 p.m. Red Rock Praise and Worship 4th Sunday 2:30 p.m. Men's Fellowship Breakfast Last Saturday 9:00 a.m. Sermon Title for April 29-When the Chickens Awake (John 13:34-38)


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warrant has been i s sued a ga i n s t a Grants man who is accused of stealing a saddle from a Gallup pawnshop and then pawning it in Albuquerque. The warrant was issued Monday against Durwin Nelson, 30, at the request of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, which has been looking for Nelson since April 20 in connection with the theft of a $2,000 saddle from T&R Rope and Feed Store north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491. MCSO Sgt. Robert Turney said in his arrest warrant that officials for the pawnshop discovered the saddle had been stolen on April 18 when they did their regular weekly inventory. Once they discovered the item was missing, they searched their video logs and found out the theft occurred on April 13. Turney said he had problems viewing the video but began a search through a nationwide pawnshop list showing items that had been pawned. The saddle was a Scott Thomas brand and he found only one pawned in the period after the theft and this was at a 505 Quick Cash and Pawn in Albuquerque. The pawn form showed that it was pawned by Nelson for $300. He called the Albuquerque pawnshop and officials there said the saddle was still in their possession. He had it placed on hold and the management agreed to send him photos of the saddle and the

Durwin Nelson is wanted for questioning by McKinley County Sheriff’s investigators regarding a stolen saddle from T&R. Photo Credit: MCSO man who pawned it. He finally got the video working from T&R and discovered that Nelson was wearing essentially the same clothes in both videos. He was also able to determine through photos that the saddle being held in Albuquerque matched the one that was stolen. At that point, Turney began making an effort to find Nelson using the phone number on the pawn ticket but he was not successful at reaching him. The sheriff’s office is now trying to track him down from the address he gave them and through friends. According to officials at the sheriff’s office, Nelson also has some connection with people in the Gallup area and that is being looked into as well. Anyone with information about Nelson’s whereabouts is being asked to contact Turney at (505) 722-7205.

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Bill Emmerling, Pastor


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ROAD RAGE IN TOHLAIKAI 4/19, Tohlaikai A Tohlaikai man reported being attacked by four men in what is being viewed as a case of road rage. Melvin Cornfield, 33, told McKinley County Sheriff deputies he was driving south from Tohatchi about 4 pm when he noticed that a car was following him. “W hen they passed me, they flipped me off,” he said. H e n o t ic e d t h a t t h e y pulled into the Gia nt Ga s St at ion at Toh l a i k a i a nd decided to confront them, even though he could see three men in the vehicle. He said the driver of the vehicle got out and shoved the door at him while one of the passengers got out and

pushed him. “I pushed him back and the next thing I’m fighting four guys,” he said.” I don’t know where the fourth guy came from. I fought back and the next thing I got kicked in the head and they took off.” He s a id a fem a le w it nessed the whole event and called out for the men to stop beating him. T he pol ice repor t sa id Cornfield had scratches on his right ear and on his face, bruises on his forehead, and a bump on his left temple. He said he also had scratches on his chest and back. The vehicle in question was described as a maroon SUV but while a license plate number was given to police, it turned out not to be valid.

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Gamerco man for repor ted ly pulling out a h a nd g u n to steal two bot tles of liquor from a Gallup supermarket. Ch r istopher Begay, 26, was charged with armed robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gallup Police Department Of f icer Kel sey F ra nci sco reported going to Albertson’s Supermarket about 6:30 pm a nd t a l k i n g t o L a m b e r t Yazzie, the store’s manager. Ya z z ie sa id cu st omer s came up to him and reported being confronted by a man with a gun who demanded their change. He said when he went to the store’s liquor depar tment he saw a man matching their description putting two bottles of liquor in his pocket. Yazzie said he confronted t he ma n a nd told h i m to show his pockets. The man’s response was to say, “You

want to play this the easy or hard way.” Yazzie said he backed off, afraid that the man would use the gun and watched as he left the store. Police were called and a little later Francisco heard t hat a com mu n it y service aide, Kari Smith, had reported seeing a man matching that description walking behind the El Capitan. By t he t i me F ra ncisco arrived on the scene, Begay was surrounded by several police officers a nd detectives. He had already been searched and handcuffed. The officers didn’t find a gun but they did find two syringes and a glass pipe in his pockets. They also found two liquor bottles. As Francisco was being led to a police unit for transportation to jail, he began yelling profanity at the officers. During his transport, Begay continued to yell profanity at the driver. Before he was taken to the jail, he was transported

to Albertson’s where he was identified as the man who stole the liquor and pulled out a gun.

GUN GONE 4/16, north of Gallup MCSO deputies are invest i g a t i n g a br e a k i n t h a t occurred at a residence north of Gallup on U. S. 491 on April 16. The occupant of the house told deputies that when he arrived home, he found the door unlocked. There was no sign of forced entry so Smith said he might have forgotten to lock the door. W hen he entered t he house, he found his rifle case on the couch. Two rifles and a handgun, described as a Ruger Blackhawk 44 magnum, were missing. The rifles were described as a Marlin and a Savage. Deputies were told they had been next to each other leaning on the wall when he left his house. Police have no suspects.


LBUQUERQUE — Bryana Agnes Henio, 30, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Little Water, N.M., was sentenced April 25 in federal court in Albuquerque to 37 months in prison for her involuntary manslaughter conviction. She will be on supervised release for three years after completing her prison sentence. Henio was arrested in October 2017, on a criminal complaint charging her with involuntary manslaughter. According to the complaint, Henio killed a man by hitting him with a vehicle on Sept. 8, 2017, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County. At the time Henio ran over the victim, Henio was driving under the influence of alcohol. On Nov. 20, 2017, Henio pleaded guilty to a felony charge for involuntary manslaughter, and admitted killing the victim by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. Henio acknowledged that the alcohol rendered her incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in NEWS

Bryana Agnes Henio operating the vehicle. This ca se wa s investigated by the Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph M. Spindle prosecuted the case.

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Council delegates meet to approve an act against revenge porn Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK — The 23 rd Navajo Nation Cou nci l considered Legislation No. 0428-17 on the fourth day of the 2018 Spring Council Session, seeking to enact a Revenge Porn Act while amending other sexual offenses within the Navajo Nation Criminal Code Title 17. Currently, 38 states and the District of Columbia have enacted revenge porn laws. The legislation defines “revenge porn” as “sexually explicit images of a person posted online without that person’s consent, especially as a form of revenge of harassment.” Images are defined as photographs, video, film, or digital recording, and online dissemination def ined a s delivery through an electronic mail address, mobile device, tablet, or other electronic

communication device. Council Delegate Jonathan H a le (O a k S pr i n g s , S t . Michaels), chair for the Health, Education, and Human Services Committee, informed council members that in this day in age, individuals are utilizing social media and the internet to harass, intimidate, and exploit former intimate partners in an act of revenge to hurt and cause injury to their victim. “This is a form of cyberbullying, and it also can be a way to entrap someone and force them into sex trafficking. This strengthens the laws and allows justice for the victims. They may share personal information with someone they trust, but that doesn’t mean it should be disseminated if they should have a falling-out. Also, sometimes the victims are underage and can affect minors, and leads to sexual exploitation. So we have to put those protections in there for

Revenge Porn Act approved by Navajo Nation Council during their spring legislative session. Photo Credit: Courtesy 23rd Navajo Nation Council them as well,” Hale said. Hale added that the issue of revenge porn arose from reports presented to the Naabik’íyáti’ Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee by Navajo citizens who were victimized online by former partners, and said the issue is widespread across the Navajo Nation. Council Delegate Leonard

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Tsosie (Baca / Prewitt, Casamero Lake, Counselor, Littlewater, Ojo Encino, Pueblo Pintado, Torreon, Whitehorse Lake) raised jurisdictional concerns regarding tracking online revenge porn activity on and off the Navajo Nation, and questioned how prosecution would take place once a suspect has been identified. “I realize that the way we are doing this law will only be limited within the territorial boundaries of the Navajo Nation. A lot of these servers are outside our Nation, and a good example is Facebook. Through the use of their product, harm to the Navajo people occurs. What I am trying to say is that we can pass all the laws we want, but it becomes ‘toothless,’” Tsosie said. Tsosie said federal and state law enforcement agencies utilize online tracking mechanisms through computer IP addresses and recommended that the Navajo Nation Police Depar tment and Criminal Investigations create a special unit to address revenge porn and cyberbullying crimes. Ch a i r for t he SA P Subcommittee, Council Delegate A mber K a n a zba h Crot t y (Beclabito, Cove, Gadi’i’áhi/ To’Koi, Red Va lley, Tooh Haltsooi, Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Tsé ałnáoz’t’I’í), commended Hale for aiding the subcommittee in combatting sexual violence, and said revenge porn is enough to be considered a tierone sex offense. “We know that in our subcommittee we heard from personal testimonies of how this affected our people,” Crotty

said. “I didn’t realize that this was not a tier-one sex offense. I have concerns with that language and will work on what is the proper sexual offense for this type of activity so convicted individuals are required to register as a sex offender. In the mean time, I would like to ensure that the perpetrators receive the maximum penalty.” Crotty added that revenge porn is a type of victimization that can cause irreversible trauma for victims, and motioned for an amendment to strengthen penalties against offenders by increasing jail time to 365 days, be ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, or both. Council members voted 18-0 to approve the amendment. Speaking in support of the legislation, Council Delegate Wa lter Phelps (Ca meron, Coalmine Canyon, Leupp, Tolani Lake, Tsidi Tó’ii) called for amendments to the law to clarify jurisdiction and the prosecutorial processes to continue protecting victims. “Whatever the crime is, we want to send a message that they will be prosecuted. We will use the court system to help our children and [protect the most vulnerable]. I feel like this is a basic right that we have to step in and intervene as leaders, and our laws should reflect that,” Phelps said. At the conclusion of the discussion, council members voted 17-0 to approve L eg i sl a t ion No. 0 4 2 8 -17. President Begaye will have 10 calendar days to consider the resolution once it is delivered to his office. NEWS

OPINIONS Be Encouraged By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church


vents around us in the state, nation and world might tempt us to throw our hands up in despair. Through the news we seem the many results of sin that seems to be out of control, violence and murder, theft, various forms of addiction. Sometimes we even look at our own lives and become depressed because regardless of how hard we try our actions sometimes harm ourselves and others. We are often left wondering

where God is in the midst of all this evil and chaos. In chapters 13-17 of the gospel according to the apostle John, Jesus shares impor tant teachings with His disciples on the night before His Crucifixion. By the time we reach chapter 14, Jesus has given them troubling news: one of them will betray Him, all of them will desert Him, Peter will deny Him three times. He then shares these words of encouragement to help sustain them during the dark days ahead. “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me…


And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” John 14:1-3 (ESV) Jesus knew their hearts were troubled. He knows that we have troubled hearts, walking through this troubled world. Yet, he knows us inside out, and still loves us and seeks to comfort us. He reassures us, regardless of how difficult our walk through this world becomes, it is our relationship with Jesus and His Father that will carry us through. It is not our faith, but the object of our faith, Jesus and God the Father, that is our true source of strength.


Bill Emmerling


On April 29, the Moon will enter Scorpio while the Sun is in Taurus. You may notice shifting of the familiar—this may cause disruption. Scorpio’s influence will promote change while Taurus will ensure smooth sailing. Madame G recommends that you begin unpacking and cleaning out your closet. Set aside time for Spring Cleaning and be ready for all new changes to come.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. This is true in all things. Although you must learn to use your head, you can’t just rush headlong into a brick wall. Instead of being too “pushy” rethink your strategy. Your goals may be worthy. Your attention might be admirable. But if you continue on this route you may need to pull out the map—or get better tires. Good luck!

You’re a mischief maker extraordinaire. The Weasleys have nothing on you. But you’re not afraid of a little serious discussion, especially if it’s something that’s very interesting to you. Your interests run the gamut and there are lots of things distracting you. Instead of making a huge leap towards the next “BIG” thing, hang out and get some perspective. You’ve got this.

The world is not your personal bank account. People are not your minions. You may have found resistance to your personal vendetta for fame and glory. If this is the case, slow down and reconsider. You may get your way, but at what cost? You capture more flies with honey that vinegar. This means that your approach might just be way off base. Try again—and maybe again.

Dear Capricorn, get it together. Sheesh! You really take each criticism to heart, don’t you? Did you know that can be a failing? Don’t feel worse Capricorn, with a kind and honest heart, it’s easy to allow the nastiness of others to sink into your soul. Fear not! Take a long walk outside and enjoy the spring air. Enjoy a cup of tea with friends. Eat, drink, and be merry…

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Change is good. But you don’t need to change for the sake of it. In fact, continuing along the same path may be very fulfilling. You might be perfectly happy. And there may be a perfectly good way of managing something without drastically changing the direction of the river. You may want to consider that some incremental change is positive. It’s all good— just let it flow.

You’re a rebel without a cause. If the world doesn’t appreciate your talents, that’s okay. Who needs em’? But, it’s important to remember that you’re not the only one who can have a say. Your friends have a right to how they feel. If you find yourself saying: “they just don’t get it,” consider this: maybe you don’t get it. Allow others to have their opinions and you have yours.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Well, that escalated quickly! But you don’t have to take my word for it. Try getting back up on the four-wheeler and riding off into the sunset. (You may use a horse, if that’s preferable). Whatever the case, you need to get up and dust the dust off because you’re so close. Don’t give up, just keep on trucking and you’ll get there. Life has no guarantees. Try again.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You control nothing. All you really have in the palm of your hands is your own behavior. So, if you’re considering a career/job change or something else entirely, improve yourself. Take time to learn about your weaknesses and start gaining the skills and knowledge that you want. Take time out to reflect on what you can do to improve yourself and take the necessary action. GO!

So, you’re heading out on a path and you’re not sure where it’s headed. Instead of making faces at the bus driver or mooning the passengers along the interstate, try looking within. You have the answers contained in your own heart and mind. As human beings, we really benefit from the company of others. This means that we benefit from solitude as well. Enjoy and live it up!

What’s the rush? You may be heading towards the mountains at a rapid pace, and that’s great. But you may need to slow down the rush towards glory. Too much of anything is bad, even if it’s a good thing. Take time for yourself and don’t underestimate yourself. You may also want to consider your limitations. You are, after all, only human. This is not a personal failing.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Love is eternal, if you allow it to be. Sometimes it’s easy to take the easy road and just go on down the path of least resistance. Instead, take time for your loved ones and show them how much you care. As one of the fiercely independent signs, you more than many others have emotions that run deep. Your loved ones need to see the fire in your eyes at times.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You think you’ve found the answer over here, but maybe it’s over there. If you’ve found that you have no focus on true purpose in your life. Take a good hard look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If not, that’s on you. If you do, well great! Good job! But, you can’t keep blaming others for your problems. How old are you? Blame games don’t look good on you. Nope!

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ENCOURAGED | FROM PAGE 13 Jesus also speaks of going and preparing a place. The language here speaks of the cultural practice of a bridegroom returning for his bride after he has completed construction and preparation of the room he has attached to his father’s house. The language Jesus uses here speaks of Himself as the bridegroom going to prepare such a place for us. It is intriguing to consider that Jesus seeks a spiritual relationship with us, which compares to the intimacy of marriage. The imagery here speaks of an eagerness, a

MARKETING MONEY | FROM PAGE 5 Councilor Fra n Palochak was excited with the potential of the Facebook page. “It’s four different platforms. (We) have to be on the cutting edge. Explore those arenas, we have to market to

desire on His part to have us with Him. Jesus had just shared troubling news with the disciples, and He now reminds them that they are His spiritual bride. He is reminding them that He is going to prepare a permanent, eternal home for them, in His Father’s house, in the house of God Almighty. Consider the imagery here, keeping in mind that the spiritual reality of marriage existed before the earthly example. Marriage on earth is intended to point to the reality of our spiritual marriage with Jesus. Jesus is assuring his disciples, and us, that He has not abandoned us; He is coming back to gather us home, forever. the younger folks. It’s just beautiful,” Palochak said. Lee said the city is going to have about 100 nights of dancing this summer, equating to about 25,000 visitors within that timeframe. The council motioned to approve funding for the marketing campaigns and it passed by unanimous vote.

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Letter to the Editor: Navajo leaders must unite against Trump


ditor, With just over 460 days in the Oval Office, approximately 146 stays at his personal properties and over 107 golfing breaks, Donald Trump (A.K.A. “John Barron” as stated to Johnathan Greenberg, ex-Forbes reporter on May 17, 1984) has set the Gold Standard for collusion with American enemies both foreign and domestic, the deliberate obstruction of justice and immoral conduct inappropriate of a sitting United States president. Trump’s salacious cavorting with Russian hookers and their Golden Showers, along with American porn stars and 17 women (some even while they he was married to two other women and “First Lady” Melanija (Knavs) Trump) should call into question the direction he is taking America in with his inept, shamefully dysfunctional and disorganized administration. MAGA now stands for “Married Adulterer Groping Approved”. There are approximately 37 vacant U.S. Ambassador positions and no Secretary of State (yet); a plethora of unexplained terminations of White House individuals who did not fit Trump’s predator profile; zero adherence to international Rule of Law; constant attacks on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Media; and, his questionable instigated Tariff and Trade Wars that hurt America and allies economically. Is it any wonder a record number of Republicans are fleeing Trump’s delusional circle of cohorts and unqualified hacks who cling to “executive privilege” while committing crimes against America? They legitimize the recent claim by a fired former high-level law enforcement official who stated that Trump is “morally unfit to be president”. These are possible reasons why Trump was not

invited to the Royal Wedding and former First Lady Barbra Bush’s funeral although the possibility of an invitation to erect another Trump Tower in Russia will be coupled with his cozy ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While the U.S. Congress did not authorize Trump to bomb Syria, it has the power to protect the current investigation into his treasonous activities that undermine Democracy and further divide our great nation. Trump it appears, thrives on fear and hate. While America cheered when the Berlin Wall came down, his cultist devotes cheer when he diverts limited American financial assets to build a “Wall” that Mexico absolutely refuses to finance in the face of Trump’s campaign promises. While the Navajo Nation’s “leadership” celebrated “Navajo Sovereignty Day” (on Tuesday, April 24, 2018) in Albuquerque (NM) over 150 miles away from our nation’s capital touting the 150th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of 1868, I remember and honor our heroic ancestors who withstood the onslaught of a failed U.S. government and military attempt at the genocide of our Navajo people with the burning of cedar and solemn reflection of their courage. Our present Navajo “leadership” should follow their example, especially when Trump has challenged tribal sovereignty by intending to make all Treaty provisions null and void under the lie that American tribes are not separate sovereign governments. I sincerely hope they do not follow a “locked and loaded” U.S. president who doesn’t read and cannot write correct English and sets his misspelled and misguided White House policy via Twitter “Tweets”. Mervyn Tilden Church Rock, New Mexico

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COMMUNITY Begaye honors late Navajo Code Talker Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK— President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez offered their condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne, who passed away April 21. “Code Talker Hawthorne is highly respected,” Begaye said. “He was not only a hero and a warrior, but also as a true spokesman who worked on behalf of the welfare of the Navajo Code Talkers consistently. It is a privilege to have known him and I extend my condolences to his family, his fellow Navajo Code Talkers and his comrades.” Hawthorne was the vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association. During World War II, he served with the 1st Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre. He later served in the Korean War and was

promoted to corporal. “We acknowledge Navajo Code Talker Hawthorne’s service to our nation and to the United States of America, as well as the sacrifices of his family,” Nez said. “One of the projects he worked hard for was to create a museum for the Navajo Code Talkers— we will continue working on this in his honor and in honor of all Navajo Code Talkers.” Hawthorne was 17 when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. After attending Camp Pendleton for several months for training, he was first shipped to Guadalcanal, which was then secured by the Americans. Later, he fought in the Battle of Okinawa. “W hen I wa s inducted into the Marine Corps and I raised my hand and swore allegiance to the United States of America, and I became a Marine, that’s when I became somebody. That’s when the whole world realized it wasn’t true that the Native Americans

President Russell Begaye poses for a photo with Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne. Hawthorne passed away on April 21. A service for him will be held April 27 in Lupton. Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President were non-achievers. That they were achievers,” Hawthorne said in a videotaped interview. “That’s what makes me very

proud of the fact that we were chosen to do this specific task. And so we did.” Funeral services for

Hawthorne will be held on April 27 at 10 am at Tsé Si aní Baptist Church in Lupton.

Navajo Nation Council votes to fund Thoreau veterans service center Staff Reports


INDOW ROCK — On April 24, the Na v a j o Na t io n Council voted 19-0 to approve approximately $2.4 million from the Navajo Nation’s Unreser ved, Undesignated Fund Balance to assist in the construction of a veterans service center in the community of Thoreau, which is located 33-miles east of Gallup near Interstate-40. Legislation sponsor Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie (Churchrock, Iyanbito, Mariano Lake, Pinedale, Smith Lake, Thoreau) was joined by Lester Emerson, who serves as the Eastern Navajo Veterans Organization vice commander and the commander for the Thoreau Chapter Veterans Committee, as they requested the support of the council. COMMUNITY

Edmund Yazzie Emerson said one of the top priorities is to work with the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services to secure a doctor to be stationed at the

proposed service center to provide medical services and physical therapy for veterans, instead of having local veterans travel two hours to Albuquerque for medical services. He added that the center would also provide meeting space for veteran groups to hold meetings or events. Yazzie also noted that the group secured $134,500 from the Thoreau Chapter in matching funds, along with an additional $780,000 in funding from the State of New Mexico Capital Outlay program, to assist with the overall cost of $4,050,000. During the discussion, Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) pointed out that the council, through a separate legislation, had already approved $694,444 for the project. As a result, the

council passed an amendment to reduce the original funding request from $3.1 million to $2.4 million to fund the project fully. Council Delegate Jonathan Perry (Becenti, Crownpoint, Huerfano, Lake Valley, Nageezi, Na hod i shg i sh, Tse’i i’a h i, Whiterock), who represents several chapters near the community of Thoreau, also asked his council colleagues to support the funding request to help many

Navajo veterans who would benefit from the services offered at the center. At the conclusion of the discussion, the Navajo Nation Council voted 19-0 to approve L eg i sl a t ion No. 013 0 -17. President Russell Begaye will have 10 calendar days to consider the funding request once the resolution is delivered to the Office of the President and Vice President.



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McKinley, Cibola unemployment rates show signs of improvement By Bernie Dotson For the Sun


ew Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemploy m e n t s h ow s signs of improvement according to the most recent statistics. The state’s unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in March of this year, down from 5.8 percent in February and 6.3 percent a year ago. The national unemployment rate has also lowered since the last year, though it has stagnated. This March, the rate was 4.1 percent for the seventh consecutive month, down from 4.5 percent in March 2017, according to information from the New Mexico Department of Work Force Solutions. In McKinley County, the unemployment rate for March was 7.1 percent, down from 7.7 percent in February. In neighboring Cibola County, the unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, which was lower than the 6.8 percent unemployment rate in February. The state unemployment statistics are a month behind due to the length of time it


takes to compile them. “I think this (unemployment decrease) is an example of seasonal jobs coming into play,” Bill Lee, executive director at the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, said. “As the weather gets warmer, particularly in the more rural counties in New Mexico, the workload picks up.” According to Work Force statistics, the private service-providing industries were up 4,700 jobs, or 0.9 percent, while the goods-producing industries were up 4,200 jobs, representing a gain of 4.7 percent. Trade, transportation, and utilities were up 400 jobs, or 0.3 percent, according to the statistics.

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Geography, heritage, strength from diversity create a real home



ill Emmerling, the new pastor at Gallup Christian Church, is a studious and educated newcomer to Gallup, arriving to the area just in time for Easter Services April 1. “I was named the Most Studious in my high school graduating class,” he said. “I’ve made that a lifelong habit.” The oldest of four children raised by his father, a mechanical engineer, and his stay-athome mom, the family moved from his birthplace in Canton, Ohio to other locations in the Midwest as the stamping and forging industry created openings, and closings, throughout the factory-driven area. His own job experience includes a college job as the assistant program director at church camps and as a house parent for troubled youth with his wife, Sharri. He has also been a factory f loor worker and has four years experience as a high school teacher in Physical Science, Computers, and Math after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Murray State University in KY, where he doubled as a fencing instructor. Emmerling was also a fuel transport driver and a technology consultant. And as more and more men do in these modern times, he has spent some time as a household steward and domestic educator, and had worked as a bi-vocational lay pastor before being called to the full-time ministry here in Gallup. He received his Masters of Theology from the Lincoln Christian Seminary. Why Gallup, the reader might ask? It’s a simple question with a compound answer: “Geography, I have always longed to live in the higher altitudes, not necessarily the mountains, and I am intrigued

Gallup Christian Church Pastor Bill Emmerling. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock by the terrain and the cultural heritage around Gallup,” he said. He’s also impressed with the the cultural diversity and the strengths derived from that diversity, as evident in the many murals on local buildings, and the community emphasis on the varied artwork produced in the community at large. “And last but not least, I am impressed with how clean Gallup is in spite of its perceived poverty and harshness,” he said. “My most recent experience with a city that was also going through that cycle lacked the civic pride I’ve seen here in just the short period we’ve been here.” The life verses of the Bible that Pastor Emmerling follows are from Proverbs 3: 5 - 8 (ESV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. “Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. “It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” Gallup Christian Church i s a n I ndependent NonDenominational Protestant Church which has no central authority except the Bible, and its own local by-laws and beliefs. It has been an ongoing conservative religious program in the Gallup area since about 1950. Located at 501 South Cliff in Gallup, the church welcomes worshipers of all ethnic backgrounds that are seeking other believers in the Word of God, and desire to meet with them for learning and spreading the word throughout Gallup. COMMUNITY

Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant takes home state award By Jose Terrones President, New Mexico Rural Water Association


he following award wa s g iven a t t he Awa rd s Lu ncheon for the New Mexico Ru ra l Water A s sociat ion April 18, which was held at the Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque: G a l l u p Wa st e w a t e r Treatment Plant – Wastewater System of the Year The Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant has worked since Dec. 2016 to improve their wastewater treatment plant. As a result, the plant passed its EPA inspections with minimum to no violations. It has saved the city nearly $350,000 by implementing projects to improve the overall operation

of the facility. The pla nt ha s a lso i mproved t he me s s a g i ng system by which it receives complaints about odor. Calls used to flood in and now have nearly stopped. The team still responds diligently to the few calls they do receive. The wastewater treatment plant has also implemented high safety standards. In this safer workplace, the team has had 545 days and counting without a recordable accident. The plant has also replaced its chlorination and dechlorination system, installed new pumps for the utility water system, and brought their cloth filters back on line. With its many improvements, the Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant is prepared for any disasters that may arise.

Ellen McAllister-Flack works with parents and children on their crafts during the Earth Day Event at The Children’s Branch April 21. Children sang songs, played music, told stories, and crafted paper earth figures. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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E Joseph Quintana holds up his award for the Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant, which won Wastewater System of the Year at the 2018 Awards Luncheon for the New Mexico Rural Water Association. The ceremony was held at the Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque April 18. Photo Credit: Courtesy Mike Daly

arth Day is a worldwide occasion held yearly on April 22, with 1 billion people celebrating in 192 countries, according to earthday.org— including right here in Gallup. Faced with littered landscapes and waste-clogged streams and landfills, Earth Day aims to change human attitudes and behaviors when it comes to keeping our shared lands free of pollution. Storyteller Ellen McAllisterF lack hosted “Ea r th Day Stor ies” Apr i l 21 at T he Children’s Branch, bringing students, parents, and concerned citizens of all ages and

backgrounds together to confront the issues facing today’s environment. A teacher by t rade, McA llister-Flack is a frequent guest at the library and is often invited to the events the library holds. She was recently involved in the library’s African-American Black History Week celebration, where she read stories and sang. “I just love doing this with reading, singing, and teaching to be thankful about Mother Earth,” she said. “We need to be thankful for all the gifts the earth gives us and to take good care of it, this earth is one country and we’re all its citizens so we have to take care of it.”

McAllister-Flack began the Earth Day event by asking the kids if the earth made noises. She asked if they heard sounds like raindrops, lightning, and thunder. Children offered up different answers before coming up front and receiving various instruments, including rattles and drums. Parents also stood up and sang along with them to “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” while the kids made noises with their instruments. McAllister-Flack then read a story called “Earth Day” to engage the children in thinking about how the earth might feel when people throw litter and



UNEMPLOYMENT | FROM PAGE 16 employers in McKinley County. In Cibola County, wherein parts of the Navajo Nation, as well as Acoma, Zuni and Laguna pueblos are located, the top employment industries are tourism, government, and healthcare. Gallup also has a shoppi ng m a l l— t he R io We st COMMUNITY


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Avengers: Infinity War presents a dark chapter in the Marvel series By Glenn Kay For the Sun



a ny fa ns of the Mar vel Universe are finally getting, well, half of what they’ve been clamoring for since The Avengers opened in 2012: A showdown between the famous superheroes and their biggest foe. With expectations so high, there certainly must have been a lot of pressure for this film to deliver. Avengers: Infinity War does suffer from an overlong running time and a repetitive structure, yet there’s enough of the film that does work to earn it a pass—but that all depends on how events ultimately play out, since audiences will have to wait another year to see the big finale. The villain this time out is Thanos (Josh Brolin), an intergalactic giant who has been seeking out the six infinity stones that will grant him Godlike powers. After seeing his own home-world wither due to overpopulation, his motivation is to use the magical gems and

Overlong and unfinished, the latest in the Avengers series still packs a decent punch. Photo Credit: Marvel Studios wipe out half of all life in the universe. Early on, Thanos hunts down the remaining stones in outer space. As he grows even more powerful, the despot sends threatening minions to collect the rocks located on Earth. With the planet and other parts of the galaxy under devastating attack, the Avengers set out to stop the threat. There are more than 20 protagonists in this film and that can’t help but be something of a problem—at least Ant-man and Hawkeye are excused from the proceedings or we may have hit a three-hour running time. Sure, the leads have been established in previous features, but that’s still a ridiculous number to juggle. And of course, fans want to see each and every one

of them get their moment to shine, in action as well as with other characters. That means there’s an awful lot of jumping around and characters disappearing for significant chunks of time, as well as an excessive amount of action scenes involving the heroes battling alien creatures. The movie does its best to keep things moving and generally succeeds, although this reviewer found it all tiring by the final act. Some of the i nter play between characters being introduced to one another helps to keep things lively. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) each have an opportunity to meet and trade verbal jabs with Peter Quill (Chris Pratt)


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ime for another look at all of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another incredibly busy edition, with so many titles that it would be impossible not to find something to your liking. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! 7 Guardians of the Tomb - In this China/Australia co-production, a group of archeologists unearths an ancient labyrinth and tomb containing a mummified emperor from China. Unfortunately, they soon realize they’ve released a sinister power, forcing them to fight giant spiders and undead creatures in order to escape. This elaborate adventure flick didn’t garner much enthusiasm from the press. They were very disappointed in what they described as a routine and perfunctory script, saying that there was nothing that cast could do to elevate such clunky source material. It stars Kellan Lutz, Li Bingbing, Kelsey Grammer, and Stef Dawson. Backstabbing for Beginners - Based on a true s t or y, t h i s independent thriller i nvolves a you ng pro g ra m coordinator at t he Un it e d Nations who uncovers a conspiracy involving the oil reserves of Iraq. After discovering that his predecessor may have been murdered for discovering the same plot, he begins to suspect that his own life may be in danger. This title hasn’t earned a big release and the reviews that have come out haven’t been very inspiring. One wrote that while the performers were above average, the story was a bit muddled and unexciting. It features Theo James, Ben Kingsley, Jacqueline Bisset, Rossif Sutherland, and Rachel Wilson. Den of Thieves - A determined but amoral cop vows to take down a criminal outfit planning to rob the Federal COMMUNITY

Reser ve. When the detective exer ts pressure on a young recruit of the crooks and pushes him to turn on his partners, the story takes some twists and turns when the heist begins. This action/ thriller earned mixed notices, with a few more negative write-ups than positive ones. A percentage thought that there was enough bombast and fun to earn the movie a pass, but more found it to be overlong, middling fare that didn’t compare favorably to its inspirations (essentially, Michael Mann’s Heat). It stars Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., 50 Cent, and Meadow Williams. Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool - Based on a true story, this romantic drama i n v ol v e s a c t r e s s Glo r i a Grahame and her relationship with a much younger man. Older and ill, she returns to Liverpool to visit her ex-lover and his family. It soon becomes clear that the performer’s condition is very serious and the young man does his best to comfort her. The press enjoyed the film. While sources admitted it was a straightforward tale, many were impressed by the two lead performances. The cast includes Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, and Stephen Graham. It appears that this title is arriving exclusively on DVD for the time being. No word yet on a Blu-ray release. Maze Runner: The Death Cure - The final installment in the Maze Runner franchise finds its teen protagonist joining up with a rebel outfit. In an attempt to save their community, they break into the walled city of the sinister WCKD organization. Once there, they face their foes and get the answers to the questions that have plagued them since being trapped in the labyrinth. Press reaction to this finale was mixed, with more negative notices than positive ones. Some appreciated the themes and thought it a fitting close for the young adult series. However, the majority found it curiously heavy and lacking in energy. Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Aiden Gillen, Barr y Pepper, and Patricia Clarkson headline the film. Paddington 2 - This sequel

to the 2014 hit finds the titular bear doing his best to adapt to his new life in London. While attempting to earn money for a family present, he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to prison. As his adopted family attempts to clear his name, Paddington considers breaking out with the assistance of some new cellmate friends. Reaction to this follow-up was incredible. In fact, it has a unique distinction of not having received a single pan by critics. They uniformly called it a heartfelt, funny, beautifully shot family film, perfect for both kids and adults. The cast includes Ben Whishaw (as the voice of Paddington), Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hu g h B o n n e v i l l e , S a l l y Hawkins, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent. The Strange Ones - Two men travel across the American landscape in this independent thriller. Along the way, their mysterious behavior causes questions as to who they might be and what they intend to do while on the road. Eventually, secrets are revealed and their motivations become clear. Reviews for this effort were mixed but positive. All believed that the film did a solid job of establishing a feeling of foreboding. Some thought that it didn’t ultimately go in a satisfying direction, while others liked the conclusion and enjoyed having something to ponder afterward. It features Alex Pettyfer, James FreedsonJackson, and Emily Althaus. This title is currently only being made available on DVD.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s an incredibly busy week for older titles hitting Blu-ray. Horror/sci-fi cult fans will likely be thrilled to hear that Arrow Video is releasing Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) in high definition with a new transfer taken directly from the original film negative. The story involves the arrival of a spaceship filled with aliens that resemble clowns. They go on the rampage in a small town using circus and clown props on their victims. The disc comes with more extras than can be described here. If Spaghetti Westerns are your thing, then you’ll be happy to hear that Arrow is

also putting out a Blu-ray double fea t u re ca l led A Pistol for Ringo & T he Retur n of Ringo: T wo F i l m s by Duccio Tessari. Both of these titles were released in 1965 at the height the genre’s popularity. They’re also well regarded, with many citing the impress i ve s cor e s f r om E n n io Morricone. The films have been given a 2K restoration from the original camera negative, critic audio commentaries for the two films, archival interviews with a pair of cast members and a technician on the film, and publicity materials. Olive Films also have some noteworthy releases. Hope and Glory (1987) is an Oscarnominated, per iod dra ma detailing the actions of a family in London at the onset of WWII. It mostly follows a youngster and how he reacts to the events occurring around him. The distributor is also putting out the acclaimed drama, Joe (1970). It’s about two angry conservatives who eventually go on a murder spree, taking out hippies. Of course, things don’t end up panning out very well for the pair. On a lighter note, they also have the drama/ comedy, Mermaids (1990) a coming-of-age tale about a young woman and her eccentric family members. It stars Cher and Winona Ryder. Action fans may be happy to learn that Shout! Factory has a “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray of the Jean-Claude Van Damme dystopian/sci-fi/martial-arts flick, Cyborg (1989). The movie has been given a 4K scan and arrives with an audio commentary from the director. It also includes a new making-of feature that includes numerous cast and crew members (every cast member, it seems, except Van Damme), as well as a make-up and special effects featurette. The disc also includes extended interviews that were used in the excellent Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary from a couple of years ago. The Virgin Suicides (1999) is also coming to Blu-ray. This title marks the first feature from director Sophia Coppola,

and it’s a haunting tale revolving around a group of siblings in a suburban home. This edition arrives with a new 4K restoration of the film, new interviews with cast and crew, a 1998 documentary on the production, a short from Coppola, and a music video featuring Air (who composed the score). If you haven’t seen it, this is really good arthouse flick that is well worth your time.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Loads of stuff is arriving this week for the youngsters (and those who were young in the 60s and 70s). The Dogfather Gumby: The Best of Gumby Misterjaw (1974-1975 - 34 Cartoons) Mr. Peabody & Sherman WABAC Adventures: Volume 2 Power Rangers: KyuuKyuu Se nt ai G oG oF ive: The Complete Series Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Season 1 Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Season 2 Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Season 3 Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Season 4 Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: The Complete Season 5 Wacky Races: Start Your Engines!: Season 1, Vol. 1

ON THE TUBE! And here are highlights of the TV-themed releases arriving on store shelves. 1864 (Danish Mini-series) Gumby: The Best of Gumby Impossible Builds: Volume 1 (PBS) Je s u s: C o u n t d o w n t o Calvary (PBS) Monster Croc Wrangler: Season 3 (National Geographic) Mr. Peabody & Sherman WABAC Adventures: Volume 2 NATURE: Animals with Cameras (PBS) POV: Bill Nye: Science Guy (PBS) Power Rangers: KyuuKyuu Se nt ai G oG oF ive: The Complete Series Saltwater: Atomic Shark Shameless: Season 8 Unforgotten (Masterpiece Mystery): Season 1 (PBS) Unforgotten (Masterpiece Mystery): Season 2 (PBS) Wacky Races: Start Your Engines!: Season 1, Vol. 1

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SPORTS 360 Miyamura beats Kirtland 6-2 Pats roll over Gallup, 18-3; beat KC 6-2


M Junior outfielder Jason Cordova takes off for first base after a single in the April 24 Miyamura versus Kirtland Central 5A baseball game. The Patriots won the game 6-2. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Senior second baseman Brett McFarland misses on a pitch in the April 24 baseball game against Kirtland Central. The Patriots are in second place in Division 1-5A. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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arc Rios, Brandon Vidal, Brett McFa rla nd, a nd Ja s on C or dov a each scored r u ns for the Miyamura Patriots in the first inning, leading the Pats to an 18-3 victory over cross-town rival Gallup April 21 in a varsity baseball game played at Gallup High School. If those four runs weren’t ev idence enough that the Patriots were for real, the supersta r la nce Eva ns sealed the early onslaught with a home run in the sa me i n n i ng. A ll in a ll, Miya mura (12-8, 5-2) scored 12 runs in the opening inning. Miyamura head coach Brian Silva said he believes the Patriots must win two of the final three games to take the District-1, 5A title. Silva praised his team’s offensive effort in the game. “We hit very well and that was a big part of the ga me for us,” Silva said. “If we play like that for the rest of the season, I think we will be OK.” The Patr iots trail Farmington by a pair of games and lead Kirtland Central by a game for second place in District 1-5A. The Scorpions are ranked No. 1 in 5A and the Broncos are sitting at No. 10. In the Gallup game April 21, Miyamura got 15 batters to the plate and brought in four runs before the Bengals even recorded an out. And then in the second inning the Patriots scored four more runs and it looked as though a rout was in the making. “We committed too many

errors and made some mistakes,” Gallup head coach Martin Arias said. “You can’t do that against a team like Miyamura.” Freshman infielder Lorenzo Dunsworth scored on a single hit by Cordova. The Bengals scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Sophomores Trystin Chavez and Johnny Blueeyes a nd senior f irst baseman William Robollo got the runs for Gallup (5-22, 08).

MIYAMURA 6 KIRTLAND CENTRAL 2 The Patriots beat the Kirtland Central Broncos 6 -2 Apr i l 24 i n a game played at Miyamura High school. The Patriots gave up two quick runs in the f irst in n ing, but rallied on defense and offense to shut things down on the Broncos (9-12, 4- 4) from there. M iya mu ra hea d coa ch Brian Silva lauded the offensive and defensive effor t of the team. The Patriots improved to 13-8, 6-2 in district 1-5A and catapults the team to second place in the tough 5A division. Kirtland is now the third place team in 5A with the Farmington Scorpions clinched the 5A title with a 7-5 win over rival Aztec High School April 24. T he ga me s t a r t ed of f badly for the Patriots with Kirtland’s first two batters taking bases. T he Pa t r iot s t a ke on K i r t la nd once more t h i s weekend in a rescheduled game due to the bad weather about a month ago. SPORTS

EARTH DAY | FROM PAGE 17 trash on it. This brought on a quiet moment. “The earth is sad when there is litter on it, isn’t it?” she asked the audience. “We want the earth to be happy, we want the birds to sing, for the animals to be happy and that makes us happy, doesn’t it. We must do our part and not litter so that we can enjoy what the earth gives back. The earth is always responding when we take off our shoes and walk on the grass, it gives us a good feeling when we respond positively.” The children then crafted paper earth figures and covered them with green paper for trees and other decorations. They also painted little earth medallions.

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Anne Price, youth services manager for The Children’s Br a nch, s a id she a sked McAllister-Flack to host the event because of her enthusiasm and how well she interacts with kids. Price said she would be good to tell the children what Earth Day is all about in her own unique way. “Ellen is our guest storyteller today, she is local to Gallup and we’ve had her here before,” she said. “I like the way she tells stories, she’s a charismatic storyteller—the way she introduces the stories, instruments, she’s a lot of fun. Jennifer Calderaz of Gallup comes to the library weekly with her children, 7-year-old Chloe and 5-year-old Paul, to see what programs are offered on the weekends. She said visiting the library is a nice way to get out of

the house and lure the kids away from the television. “We just happened to come at the perfect time. We usually know about other events on their calendar but today was totally just luck,” Calderaz said of the Earth Day event. “I like the little keepsakes they’re doing today, it’s cute and they’re entertained. Plus, it’s better they’re not at home fighting over who gets to watch what on TV.” Chloe Calderaz enjoyed making crafts while learning about Earth Day. “I like doing the painting on the little medallion that looked like earth,” she said. For more information on activities at The Children’s Branch, call (505) 726-6120, or visit website at www. childlib@gallupnm.gov.

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 ter service, a new concrete ring wall foundation for a 50,000-gallon water tank, and a 6” and 2”, PVC and ductile iron, waterline. Work will also include tie-ins, valves, fittings, specials, trenching, backfilling, and compaction. Grading, asphalt, and fencing removal and replacement will be required. This project is located in Gallup, New Mexico at the Fox Run Golf Course, 1109 Susan Ave, Gallup, NM 87301. The water service upgrade is located in the golf course parking lot. The tank foundation work is located within the golf course and access to the tank site is provided by maintenance roads. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Purchasing Director 110 West Aztec, Gallup, NM 87301, (505) 863-1334. Additional information regarding this bid may also be viewed at www.GallupNM.gov/bids. Plans, Specifications and Bidding Documents may be obtained from DePauli Engineering and Surveying, LLC, 307 S. 4th Street, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, (505) 863-5440, upon deposit of

$250.00, all of which will be refunded upon return of the documents within ten (10) days after bid opening. Date this day April 24th, 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor Classified Legal Column: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday April 27, 2018 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS

 CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO    Request for Proposals (RFP) NO. 2017/2018/07/P    Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for:    GENERAL LEGAL ISSUES    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.

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gallupnm/bids.   Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until  2:00 P.M.    (LOCAL TIME)  on  May  24, 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.    Dated the 24TH day of April 2018    By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor      CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN:  Gallup Sun  Publishing Date: Friday April 27, 2018  *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO.


Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: Water Loading Station Card System Procurement - Supply and Install As more particularly set out in the bid 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 bid may be accessed on the City of Gallup website at http://www.gallupnm.gov/bids

Sealed bids for such will be received at the City of Gallup Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on May 24, 2018 when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1813. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated this 24th day of April 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday April 27, 2018 *** STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF CIBOLA THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT DOUGLAS W. HAMILTON, Plaintiff, v. No: D-1333-CV-2018-00042 Little Bear, LLC, A Colorado limited liability company, Defendant. NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF NEW MEXICO to the Defendant, GREETINGS: You are hereby notified that the above-named Plaintiff has filed a civil action against you in the above-entitled court and cause, the general object thereof being to quiet title in and to the following described real estate: That certain real estate being identified as a 205.305 Acre Parcel, a portion of Section 3, T9N, R14W, N.M.P.M. situated within the County of Cibo-

A TTENTION H IGH S CHOOL J UNIORS AND S ENIORS ! The New Mexico Press Association is hosting the annual High School Journalism Workshop at UNM on June 10-13. Students with an interest in writing, editing, design, digital journalism and photography are encouraged to attend. It’s a great workshop for students working on school newspapers, yearbooks or are curious about a newspaper career. Visit www.nmpress.org for details. Deadline to apply is May 25.

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la, State of New Mexico, and being more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of said Section 3, T9N, R14W, N.M.P.M.; thence, N 00° 34’ 00» W, 3.550.00 feet distance to the northwest corner of the parcel herein described; thence, along a rock rim S 31° 01’ 00” E, 780.00 feet distance to a point; thence, S 70° 00’ 00” E, 650.00 feel distance to a point; thence, N 84° 06’ 00” E, 300.00 feet distance to a point; thence, S 55° 00’ 00” E, 1,100.00 feet distance to a point; thence, S 44° 16’ 00” E, 550.00 feet distance to a point; thence, S 52° 25’ 00” E, 1,000.00 feet distance to the southeast corner of the parcel herein described being a point on the south boundary line of Section 3, T9N, R14W, N.M.P.M.; thence, West, 3,979.56 feet distance to the southwest corner and place of beginning of the parcel herein described and containing 205.305 acres, more or less, (hereinafter “Property”). That unless you enter your appearance in said cause on or before the last day of publication, judgment by default will be entered against you. Attorney(s) LASTRAPES, SPANGLER & PACHECO, P.A. Matthew B. Landess Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 15698 Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174 Telephone: (505) 892-3607 Facsimile: (505) 892-1864 ml@lsplegal.com WITNESS the Honorable Pedro G. Rael, District Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court of the State of New Mexico, and the Seal of the District Court of Cibola County, this 17th day of April, 2018. TOINETTE GARCIA CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Pablita Cohoe Deputy

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2018 FRIDAY, April 27 SEXUAL ASSAULT/CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH Community Awareness walk 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. TECH TIME 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: Facebook for Beginners. Call (505) 863-1291. MAKER ZONE 2-3 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 28 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. FAMILY FOOD GENEALOGY 2-3 pm @ Main Branch. Our family recipes illuminate childhood memories and provide us with a link to our past. Heirloom recipes are sometimes outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten. Free. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CONCERT Gary Paul will perform original songs in concert. 6:30 pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church. Call Tom Funk (505) 863-6336. MONDAY, April 30 TECH TIME Free computer training is available each week. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required. This week: City of Gallup Online Application Help. CALENDAR

TUESDAY, May 1 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. KICK OFF EVENT Join the City of Gallup in partnership with gallupARTS for the Start something big event. 6 pm @ El Morro Theatre. WEDNESDAY, May 2 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. FBI TEEN ACADEMY May 2 is the deadline to apply for the FBI Albuquerque Teen Academy. JOURNEY TO WELLNESS XXII 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) 7866321. Free. THURSDAY, May 3 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Paper Plate Flying Dragons. ONGOING CAMILLE’S CARS AND COFFEE Meets the first Sunday of each month. 12-2 pm. Free event and incentives for the drivers. @ Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.


COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue-Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUPARTS gallupARTS is pleased to announce Dine photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Dine women will be available May-July. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6-8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 am-noon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1 pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about

health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30 pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SAVE THE DATE GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP 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. 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. Gallup Interfaith Community On May 8, the Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church. A discussion on our local response to the

NM Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will continue. Call (505) 870-1942 or email wpcgallup@ gmail.com. Location: 151 State Hwy 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). MEMORY WEAVING AND PESHLAKAI On May 13, there will be two upcoming exhibitions at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, open to the public. Call (505)982-4636. NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE YOUTH ACADEMY On June 24-30, the New Mexico State Police Training and Recruiting Bureau will host the 2018 Youth Academy. Deadline to submit your application is May 10. Call Sergeant Garcia (505) 827-9236 or nmsp.youthacademy@ state.nm.us. PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY On May 12, the Plateau Sciences Society will hold its 19th annual Native & Xeric Plant Sale to benefit the Children’s Library Summer Program. 9 am-3 pm, at Holiday Nursery, 224 S. Valley View (off of Aztec Ave). Call (505) 863-6459. CANDLELIGHT SERVICE On May 13, a Taize contemplative candlelight service will take place at 4 pm. The theme of “Living Water” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions. Call Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. Location: 151 State Hwy 564 (Boardman Dr. near Orleans Manor Apartment). SBDC A QUICKBOOKS WORKSHOP SERIES On June 8 & 15, SBDC will host a Quickbook workshop series, 9 am-12 pm. Day 1 (June 8): Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbook online. Day 2 (June 15): In this follow up session, after attendees have had a chance to implement what they learned in the first class. Call (505) 7222220. Location: 106 W. Hwy. 66. Registration: $100. No Refunds. 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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