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Artist of the Month Aaron Yazzie speaks through his work THE MIXED MEDIA ARTIST’S DEBUT SHOW RUNS UNTIL MID-MAY By Dee Velasco For the Sun

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ocal Navajo and Diné ar tist Aaron Yazzie describes his art as an effort to create meaning when his environment offers none. A mixed media artist from Bread Springs, N.M., Yazzie, who has been making art professionally for the past five years, is currently debuting his work at the Octavia Fellin Public Library in a show that will run through mid-May. T we nt y- t h r e e -ye a r- old Yazzie said he became interested in art at an early age. Whether he was outside playing with clay or making drawings on his Etch A Sketch, he said his interest in art grew out of being a creative person. He decided to pursue art as a career soon after he was accepted to the Institute of American Indian Art. Yazzie said art is like a language, which allows him to communicate with people visually. Yazzie identifies as a shy person and said his art

captures who he is. Focusing on mixed media work helped him find his niche. “I looked at different types of art. You can go particularly into acrylic, oils, and drawing, but I just realized that mixed media was a combination of all of them and that really appealed to me,” Yazzie said. “I can keep adding to it as much as I can, so there really isn’t any restrictions, as (opposed) to others where there are restrictions. But with mixed media, I feel the limitations are at a distance, so I can do more with it and the mistakes I make with it are more interesting as opposed to one form of media.” Yazzie said this method came to him during his undergraduate studies at IAIA, where one of his instructors helped him define his talent. Yazzie describes his work primarily as two-dimensional art, which incorporates a lot of material. “There’s this dynamic you can achieve with mixed media art and that is my chosen discipline at this point,” he said. “As for my themes, it has to do

Aaron Yazzie works on the first layer of a commissioned piece of mixed media art in his studio space near Bááhááli Chapter April 20. Yazzie’s work is currently showing at the Octavia Fellin Public Library through the middle of May. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo with my own personal search for reality. In this time and age, we are so distracted with everything, I feel it has to do a lot with our connection with nature, our connection to the

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spiritual world, our connection with other entities, so art is a good way to explore that.” An avid reader, Yazzie’s influences include philosopher Simone Weil, artist and poet William Blake, and Native American artist Rick Bartoe. Being a member of the Navajo Nation, Yazzie uses these influences and bits of his culture to expand on his art. “Growing up in this century we are so exposed to a lot of belief systems,” Yazzie said. “I’m not purely into the traditional Navajo belief. I take properties of different beliefs into my work and integrate them and make comparisons and contrasts between them. It’s an array of cultures.”

Ya z z ie s a id h i s work inspires a range of responses, from bewilderment to simply trying to decipher the message that he is conveying to the public. Two of his paintings, entitled “Superstitions” and “Reaching for Harmony,” represent difficult moments in his life. “It’s more philosophical, our state of human beings,” Yazzie said. “I was going through a rough time in my life, I was reading different poetry. The poetry was an expression of trying to reach out, trying to find meaning in a meaningless environment.”

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gallupARTS leads public tour of city’s historic depression-era art OVER 90 PIECES OF ART FROM ‘30S, ‘40S IN GALLUP’S COLLECTION

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got a tour through history at the Gallup McKinley County Courthouse April 30—and the city’s historic art will soon be available to everyone in an online exhibition. Th is yea r, ga llupA RTS

received a $30,000 Digital P r oj e c t s for t he P u bl ic Discover y Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to display a virtual art exhibit showcasing Gallup’s New Deal and Works Progress

A group of people touring the historic McKinley County Courthouse in Gallup April 30 listen to Martin Link describe the history behind the mural wrapping the room painted by Lloyd Moylan in 1940. The mural was funded by the Works Progress Administration and will be featured on a virtual tour of all the WPA art in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Administration pieces. These pieces were created in 1935 during the Great Depression when President Roosevelt’s administration sponsored the work of artists and architects in an expansive jobs program. The city has more than 90 of these publicly funded artworks, in what the gallupARTS website says is one of the largest collections of federally commissioned artwork from the 1930s and ‘40s. A long with the v ir tual

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On the Cover: Aaron Yazzie marries different types of media to produce sometimes colorful, and thought provoking pieces. His work will be on display at Octavia Fellin Library through midMay. Photo by C. 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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Diné College Tuba City student receives achievement award TATYANNA BEGAY SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN DHS PROGRAM Staff Reports

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UBA CITY, Ariz. — Tatyanna Begay has always been an intelligent, friendly and hard-working student, according to the speakers at an April 26 Student Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony at Diné College. “(Diné) College will always be a part of your future,” Diné College President Monty Roessel told a small group of student achievers and members of their family. “Today is a day in which each of us is proud.” Begay, 26, is from Jeddito, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, and is a junior at Diné College majoring in psychology. Begay received a certificate of academic excellence award and is set to travel to George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., in May as part of a research team in a program sponsored by the federal Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis. There are two students from Diné College that were chosen for the 10-week program. The other student is Ashley Lee of Tsaile. The Diné College instructor traveling with the two is Sara Kien, Ph.D., who teaches social and behavioral science classes. “I’m very thankful that I got the award and I want to thank my instructors, especially,” Begay said after receiving the honor. “(Diné College) is a place where I know I can be successful. Thank you to the College.” Begay said she ultimately wants to go into Native American psychology and study solutions to suicide and gun control. Both issues are problems around the Navajo Nation. Both students said they aspire to graduate studies at a major research institution. Begay added, “I’m interested in studying the spiritual and holistic aspect of the discipline

Tatyanna Begay of Jeddito, Ariz., poses with her student achievement award from the Provost of Diné College. Begay received the award at the April 26 Student Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony at the college. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Diné College (psychology) as it relates to Native Americans,” Begay explained. “The Native suicide rates are very high.” There were similar award ceremonies at the Shiprock and Tsaile campuses this week. The three ceremonies were broadcast via Diné College’s KXWR radio station and come about two weeks before graduation at Diné College. At the April 26 awards ceremony, Begay, who graduates in May 2019, was recognized for consistently maintaining a grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0. All in all, there were more than 100 students recognized for high academic achievement at the Tuba City, Shiprock, and Tsaile campuses. The recognitions come amid Diné College’s 50th anniversary. There are activities like a gala and a golf tournament being planned for the remainder of 2018.

Aaron Yazzie poses for a photograph as he looks out of a window in his shared studio space near Bááhááli Chapter April 20. Yazzie, a mixed media artist from Bread Springs, N.M., is showing his work at the Octavia Fellin Public Library through the middle of May. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

AARON YAZZIE | FROM PAGE 4 At t he l ibr a r y, where Yazzie’s work is currently on view, one visitor found the pieces left her with questions. Ruby Ella pointed out some of the darker images in the work. “I can see various images of dark sequences, yet it also takes you to a place where he’s trying to convey other messages,” Ella said. “It’s really dark with a mixture of death, really freaky.” A nother v isitor at the library, William Krause, took a moment to view Yazzie’s work. He said he was taken aback by the use of psychedelic colors.

“I really like this piece and the use of how he swirls the colors around,” Krause said. “No wonder it’s called ‘Superstitions.’” Yazzie will be graduating this spring with his bachelor’s of fine arts in studio arts from IAIA. He plans on later attending the University of New Mexico to obtain his master’s degree in fine arts. Aaron Yazzie’s works can be seen through the mi d dle of May at the O cta vi a Fel l in P u bl i c Library on 115 Hill Avenue. For more information, call (505) 863-1291. You can contact Aaron Yazzie at aaronyazzie49@yahoo.com.

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onstantly rescuing needy dogs and puppies—and felines— often burns out the most dedicated rescuer. Trust me, I know. I have been at this nonstop since 2010, and it only gets more difficult to see animals suffer. It never gets easier. And it’s all human caused. Humans don’t see the “butterfly effect” of the choices they make on behalf of their animals. To put it in perspective, it’s like the faucet that never shuts off; it’s always gushing out dogs and cats in desperate need of help—in need of rescue. It’s dedicated folks like Christine Cape, 54, the former president of Blackhat Humane Society, who answer those calls for help. When dogs were rescued by her, it’s like they hit the lottery with a nice home and warm bed being the prize.

Blackhat Humane Society President Christine Cape died in a car accident April 23. Photo Credit: Courtesy Cape’s light shined bright in the rescue world, and she often raced off into the far reaches of rural areas to pick up a dog in dire circumstances. Getting those rescued dogs placed into permanent, loving homes was Cape’s ultimate goal. Traveling at great length from Gallup to Durango, Colo.,

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or Flagstaff, Ariz., to conduct what we call in the rescue community a doggy “meet and greet” was part of her weekly routine. However, on Apr i l 23,

this avid rescuer’s life ended abruptly in a head-on collision in Colorado, about six miles north of the New Mexico border on Colorado Highway 140. Her foster dog Bingo survived the wreck, and was recently adopted from the La Plata Humane Society in Durango. T he f a t ef u l t r ip a l s o afforded Cape the opportunity to visit with her daughter Alysha. But, the mom to seven dogs had to get home to Gallup where her dogs, bulls, and other assortment of animals awaited her return. Now those animals wait for rescue, after being safe and comfortable in Cape’s loving care for years. Cape and I go back some years. W he n s he r e s id e d i n Sanders, A riz., she was a special education teacher at

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Tully lacks energy of director’s earlier projects By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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irector Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody have teamed up twice in the past with the films Juno and Young Adult. Their latest, Tully, is a little more subdued but features many of the same hallmarks of their previous collaborations, including quirky characters and a very specific manner of speaking. This character-based comedy/drama is well acted and draws attention to some of the horrible trials mothers go through. Still, it isn’t as memorable as the aforementioned movies. Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a woman struggling after the birth of her third child. Worn down by the emotional and behavioral problems one of her children is having, a lack of sleep, and feeling distanced from distracted husband Drew (Ron Livingston), the lead feels like her life is breaking apart. When Marlo’s brother (Mark Duplass) offers to hire the family a night nanny, the lead is resistant. However, the idea of a person coming in late to clean up the house, take care of the baby and allow for some rest ends up being too appealing to pass up. And so

The latest from writer/director team Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, Tully lacks the tension and vitality of earlier projects like Juno and Young Adult. Photo Credit: Focus Features the young, free-spirited and eccentric Tully (Mackenzie Davis) arrives. While initially crossing some personal boundaries, a deep friendship develops between the two and the employee begins to influence Marlo in unexpected ways. Cody has a way with dialogue and early sections featuring the stressed out mom include plenty of blunt insults as she attempts to deal with a school-related issue as well as other unfortunate developments. While there are a handful of individual moments involving motherly love, the movie certainly paints a horrific picture of parenthood. Marlo is clearly at her wits end and Theron captures her inner anguish, as even the seemingly

simplest of tasks becomes a complete and utter ordeal. The majority of the film d e t a i l s t he r el a t io n s h ip between Marlo and Tully. Naturally, the younger night nanny’s arrival allows the protagonist to examine her life and how events have turned out. The two share personal experiences and advice to one another from different stages, eventually moving into some unexpected arenas. Strangely enough, the inf luence of a nonconformist helps Theron’s character deal more effectively with the various issues in her own life. And as they grow closer and closer, the mother’s life and outlook begin to improve. While it’s all well handled,

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the influence of this stranger leads to a slight problem for the film itself. As the relat ion sh ip prog re s se s, l i fe gets uniformly better, which means that there isn’t a whole lot of conflict in the middle sections of the film. In some cases, one might expect the youngster’s advice to be a little more extreme and perhaps even backfire. There are some experimental steps taken that do raise some questions, but everything improves in a relatively smooth manner and there are very few big tribulations that arise over the middle section of the movie. Admittedly, everything pays off during the final act, but as this reviewer was watching, he couldn’t help but sense that a significant portion of the film

was a bit, well, uneventful and lacking in tension. The finale does make amends for this criticism, yet one can’t forget the feeling of shuffling in one’s seat as the story bogs down a bit over its midsection. This movie was screened for critics a bit earlier than usual. So, while enjoying it at the time and feeling that it has something to offer, it is also fading away a little quicker than anticipated. Tully is certainly a good effort that features excellent performances and will work well enough for interested parties to enjoy, but don’t expect it to be quite as memorable as hoped for. It just lacks the energy and dynamism of the earlier features from this team. Visit: CinemaStance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 4, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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t’s time for another look at new Blu-ray and DVD releases. Once again, it is an incredibly busy edition with tons of new discs available in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! 12 Strong Based on actual events taking place in Afghanistan a f t e r 9/11, this flick follows a group of S p e c i a l Forces team members and their efforts to fight the Taliban. In this particular mission, they join up with a local warlord. Reaction towards this picture was split. Everyone agreed that the technical skills on display were impressive. About half suggested that the action was

tense and the stars were likeable enough to overcome the routine caricatures. Others thought the story and narrative weren’t compelling enough to involve them on an emotional level. It stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, David Negahban, and Trevante Rhodes. All I Wish - A s t r u gg l i ng fa shion designer turns 46, certain that the per fect man isn’t out there a nd that she will just have to accept a life of casual romantic relationships. But sparks fly when the lead meets a charismatic lawyer at her birthday party. Exactly one year later, the two are reunited and the protagonist begins to wonder if something lasting may actually be developing. Unfortunately, reviews were poor for this romantic comedy. All enjoyed the lead performance, but felt that the performers were saddled with clunky and cornball dialogue

that undermined the entire feature. The cast includes Sharon Stone, Ellen Burstyn, Famke Janssen, and Tony Goldwyn. Desolation - A mother heads out camping in the forest wilderness with her son and best friend, all in order to spread the ashes of her late husband. However, the group encou nt er s a stra nge h i ke r w h o begins to follow them home. The threatening stalker soon forces the family to face family secrets when his real motivations are revealed. This indie horror/thriller earned decent notices from critics. A few of them felt that events were handled in too subtle a manner, but most found it creepy and appreciated the story’s focus on its characters instead of simply following genre tropes. It features Jami Page, Alyshia Ochse, Toby Nichols, and Claude Duhamel. Don’t Talk to Irene - This

independent feature follows an overweight student who doesn’t get on with other kids at her high school. When she’s suspended for acting out in class, the teen decides to aggressively pursue her dream of becoming a cheerleader by performing for a local senior citizen dance competition. Reaction was positive towards this quirky comedy. There were a few who suggested the screenplay could have done more with its unique concept, but the majority thought it was a sweet, warmhearted and enjoyably strange. It stars Michelle McLeod, Geena Davis, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, and Scott Thompson. This particular title is only arriving on DVD (and not Blu-ray) this week. P e t e r Rabbit Beat r i x Potter’s book character gets updated in this animated fea ture. The plot involves the titular animal and his ongoing raids on a vegetable garden. When the original owner passes away and a relative takes over the property, the two go after one another, but their relationship changes with the arrival of an animal-loving neighbor. Reaction to the feature was mixed-positive. Some thought the movie failed to capture the spirit of the character and became mushy by the close. Others wrote that while it was no classic and was skewed towards kids, it offered a few enjoyable moments for adults. The live cast includes Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, and Rose Byrne, along with the voices of James Corden, Sia, Margot Robbie, and Daisy Ridley. Winchester - This horror picture is based very, very loosely on the life of Sarah Winchester (heiress to the

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f a m o u s gun manufacturer f o r t u n e) . Certain that her house is haunted by the ghosts of those killed with the family’s products, company executives urge a doctor to assess the woman’s mental stability. After arriving at the Winchester estate, the doc experiences bizarre visions and soon believes that supernatural forces are out for vengeance. A few said that the jump scares worked, yet overall the press panned this chiller. Most were frustrated that the fascinating true story had been adapted into a routine ghost story B-movie. The cast includes Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, and Angus Sampson.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! If you remember the days of disco, then you might recall the cheesy musical, Thank God It’s Friday (1978), which managed to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The story involves a dance competition at a discotheque and features an amusing cast that includes Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger, and The Commodores. Mill Creek is putting out a 40th anniversary Blu-ray, which includes a complete re-master of the film. Might be good for a laugh. K ino is releasing a ser ies of t it les t hat have been released on Blu -r ay before, but as special editions. Big Business (1988) is a fun flick starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. It’s about two pairs of identical twins who are switched up at birth, with each living completely different lives. The foursome intersects in a Manhattan hotel, leading to plenty of confusion as they each get mistaken for their twin. This disc comes with a filmmaker’s commentary

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WPA TOUR | FROM PAGE 5 Gallup and McKinley County, presented a free public tour of Gallup’s WPA art and architecture, offering guests the chance to take a closer look at the historic county courthouse, which was built in 1938 under the WPA program. Ca roly n M i l l iga n , t he group’s tour guide, pointed to the exterior of the old courthouse and noted its Spanish and Native influences, made evident in its pillars, window frames, and doors. Milligan spoke with guests about the inspiration behind the courthouse’s architecture. The cou r thouse wa s designed in the Spanish Pueblo Revival style and houses 19 pieces of New Deal artwork, as well as murals and furniture made by New Deal artists and craftspeople, according to the New Mexico Department of Historical Affairs. T he G a l lu p McK i n ley County Courthouse is one of two buildings built under the WPA in Gallup. The other is the National Guard Armory, also known as the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center.

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY Rose Eason, the executive director of gallupARTS, said the purpose of the grant is to showcase all of Gallup and McKinley County’s WPA art, which includes paintings,

woodwork, tinwork, murals, and buildings. “We wa nt to sha re our work with the community,” Eason said. “I think Gallup’s WPA art collection is probably its best-kept secret, so we wanted to raise awareness of this amazing resource that we have.” Eason pointed to the history website, “The Living New Deal” as a good resource for people to learn about the program and New Deal efforts, as are the tours that let the public see the results of the project for themselves. Eason also highlighted the Civilian Conservation Corps, a relief program that provided millions of job opportunities during the Great Depression. “The (CCC employees) built roads, bridges, manufacturing jobs,” Eason said. “All those types of infrastructure work also employ artists.” A mong it s Depre s sion and New Deal era art, the courthouse holds a 10-foot mural depicting the history of McKinley County, completed by the artist Lloyd Moylan in 1940. Mola n, a pa inter and curator who specialized in Native subjects and the Southwest, Was born in Saint Paul, Minn., and died in Gallup in 1963. Connecting New Deal history back to Gallup, Eason said there were many different programs that aided artists during the depression, including the Federal Art Project, which Moylan was involved in.

The mural Lloyd Moylan painted in 1940, which depicts the history of Gallup and resides on the second floor of the historic McKinley County Courthouse. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo it’s a chance for community time these projects took, and A COMMUNITY building and dialogue,” she how much they cost, have been AFFAIR said. lost to history. Betsy Windisch, an art “Since it’s all federally Promoting the work of m a jor who at t ended t he funded you’d think we would local artists is a top priority Un i v e r s i t y of M i s s o u r i , have those records,” Eason for gallupARTS. attended the gallupARTS WPA said. “But when World War “We create opportunities for public tour April 30 and said II started, all the records at local artists and for the com- she was particularly struck the local and state level were munity to engage with art,” by what Moylan was able to destroyed, because the fedEason said. accomplish, given the time, eral government didn’t have Eason hopes the virtual money, and freedom to create the capacity to save them and website ex h ibit showca s - his masterpiece. archive them.” ing WPA art, funded by the The mural that Windisch Tak ing into accou nt Digital Projects for the Public r efer r e d t o t o ok a b out a prominent and less-known Discovery grant, will encour- ye a r t o comple t e, E a s on a r t i st s a l i ke, E a son s a id age children, young adults, said. today’s ar tists are paid an a nd adu lt s a l ike to lea r n Jean Blackgoat, who also average of $1,000 per a r tabout history and historical attended the tour, said the work. E a son s a id proper works. experience was “worth it and compen sat ion for a r t ist s’ “I think more than anything remarkable” and hoped it work wa s t he goa l of t he would continue on. W PA a nd ot her New Dea l Eason wants to use these art programs, which allowed pieces to expand public under- them to make a liv ing and sta nding of the countr y’s survive the depression. past. Unfortunately, she said, For more information, records detailing the length of visit: livingnewdeal.org.

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Commissioners kill controversial right-to-work ordinance By Rick Abasta For the Sun

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cK i n ley Cou nt y Commissioners’ regular meeting was the scene of yet another heated debate over right-to-work laws May 1, leading to packed attendance, with some attendees standing outside the door for a chance to listen in. The May 1 meeting was the third hearing in a series of public discussions and hearings over a controversial ordinance that would allow employees joining unionized workplaces not to pay member dues to the unions. It would be their final action on the ordinance. Commissioner Bill Lee sponsored the ordinance, which makes claims to stimulate economic development and commerce by changing the union payment system. Carla J. Sonntag, president of New Mexico Business Coalition, spoke first and began by saying she has supported the right-towork initiative in New Mexico for more than 20 years. “Right-to-work is important,” Sonntag said. “We find it very challenging with the fact that we can’t get manufacturers to come to our state because we’re not right-to-work.” The concept, she said, is simple: right-to-work is about giving the employee a choice of paying dues and joining a union or not. She added that businesses seeking locations to set up businesses heavily weigh their favor toward right-to-work states. Two other indiv idua ls

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listed on the agenda spoke in favor of right-to-work, including Jay Block, Sandoval county commissioner. He began by saying that he is not a politician. Block recounted his military career and said he is a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force. During Block’s 25 years of military service, he was not in a union nor is he in one now in the private sector, where he works as a nuclear weapons expert. “I am tired of our state and most importantly, our people from losing out to our neighbors when it comes to capturing big job opportunities,” Block said at the May 1 meeting. “Like Intel building a $2 billion plant next door in Chandler, Arizona.” Block said other opportunities like the Tesla “Gigafactory” have passed by New Mexico because it lacks the right-to-work status. Donald Gallegos, a union representative, spoke next and provided an opposing view. Gallegos represents unions for BNSF, Union Pacific, and bus drivers in

Farmington. The detriment of right-towork can be seen on television, Gallegos said, adding that the teacher strikes occurring today are in right-to-work states— including Arizona. “The unions have been weakened a little bit in those states,” he said, referring to the high-profile strikes and walkouts by teachers organizing against low wages. The discussion heated up when another voice opposing unions and in favor of the proposed right-to-work ordinance spoke up. Roger Rael of Colfax County said he was not in favor of the unions, citing examples from his childhood. “All I ever heard growing up was, ‘I, I, I…unions…it’s about me…my brothers and I done this and that,’” Rael said. “It’s a self-personified view.” Rael recounted the story of a union member who passed in the coal mining community of Raton and how the family struggled with funeral expenses. He said the deceased didn’t have the support of his union brothers because they left him at the funeral home for more than six months after the funeral. “These unions are horrible people. They have no morals. I don’t give a damn about these unions and I’m not going to have it anymore,” Rael yelled, slamming his hand on the podium. Commissioner Genevieve Jackson called for order and said continued outbursts would result in Rael’s removal from the

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Carol Bowman-Muskett premises. Justin Tsosie of the United Mine Workers of America spoke next and asked the commissioners to oppose the measure. He said Navajo teachings stress the importance of taking care of a job once it has been attained because employment will help an individual take care of his family and have a good life. “That was the teaching that was brought to me by my elders, by my dad,” Tsosie said. “He told me that in the future, if I got a job, to hang on to that. It will protect you. It will take care of you.” In total, there were 19 people who reported before the commission to speak.

THE COMMISSIONERS DECIDE Lee spoke for about 10 minutes in support of the ordinance and said that for decades, politicians have campaigned on the empty promises of jobs and business development. He cited a film tax credit bill offered by legislators at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe as an example of a seemingly good idea that sunk because of legislative riders and amendments to the bill. “Once again, providing cover for each other while abandoning good ideas and pushing down policy that is bad for all local governments. 65 percent of our state supports right-to-work,” Lee said. Lee said states that adopted right-to-work laws have seen

growth in the form of economic development, jobs, and urban expansion. “If this ordinance meant the end of unions, there is no way I would even begin to consider its adoption,” he said. Com m issioner Ca rol Bowman-Muskett said she listened to everyone and evaluated her decision carefully. “I took a survey on how many of our locals were for and against,” she said. “Those are the ones that I really paid attention to. 20 percent of our locals were for and about 70 percent were against. Those are the ones that we need to listen to.” Jackson spoke last and began by identifying herself as Native American and a person of color. “I reached this point in my life where I have experienced many things,” she said. “I’ve worked in the cities, I’ve worked in the rural areas, and I’ve worked for the Navajo Nation.” In town, Wal-Mart is paying minimum wage to people, she said. “People wa nt to buy a house, people want to buy a car, but they can’t because they’re making minimum wage. I see people being threatened when they make a stand against conditions in the workplace,” Jackson said. She reiterated three points made by a citizen who opposed the ordinance: the county lacks a qualified workforce, training opportunities, and has a high rate of addiction. “Why? Because there’s a lack of jobs and most of us are people of color,” Jackson said. “I’m addressing the elephant in the room because I am that person. It affects me, it affects my people, my children, and grandchildren.” Before she could call for the vote, a second to the motion was needed. The room was silent. Nobody seconded the measure. “There is no second to this motion. So it dies for lack of a second,” she said, concluding the discussion, and ending the proposed ordinance. NEWS


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A SCHOOL THIEF April 30, Tse Bonito W hen Wi l l ia m Na s s, the principal at the Hilltop Christian School in Tse Bonito, came to work at the start of the school week the first thing he noticed was that the office door was unlocked. That alone was not unusual because the door is often kept unlocked so teachers can come in and use the printer. But once Nass got to his office, he noticed that things had been scattered and some of the cabinet file drawers were open. He t he n c he cke d t he school’s safe and found that had been broken into and $600 in cash and two iPads were missing. He called the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and when deputies showed up, he told them what he found, saying that the building is left unlocked on Sundays because a church group uses one of the rooms. Deputies looked around and could find no indication of a forced entry, so it seemed likely that the person or persons responsible for the theft came in through the front door. At the present time, there are no suspects.

JAYWALKING THROUGH LIFE April 26, Gallup Everyone does it— crossing the street without going to the corner— a nd a lmost always it leads to nothing more than a faster way to get from point A to point B. But when Vernell Watchman did, he wound up charged with numerous crimes including assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and concealing his identity. And, of course, crossing a street at other than a crosswalk. For Watch ma n, 3 9, of Gallup, his misfortune was in trying to cross 1st Street from the alleyway in front of Andrew Thayer, a Gallup Police NEWS

Officer. Thayer said that when Watchman crossed the street, he did so into oncoming traffic, forcing Thayer to hit his brakes hard to keep from striking him. Watchman made it to the other side without injur y but Thayer stopped and confronted him. When he did, he immediately took notice of Watchman’s red, watery eyes, and noticed the smell of alcohol coming from him. T hayer sa id he told Watch ma n he wa s bei ng detained and started to lead him back to his unit. Instead of cooperating, Watchman made several attempts to pull away, according to the police report, and had to be told again he was being detained. Thayer said when he started searching him for any hidden weapons Watchman continued to fight and began yelling, “Why am I under arrest.” Thayer said he grew worried by Watchman’s behavior, and that he may have a weapon or attempt to strike him, so he took him to the ground and put handcuffs on him. “Watchman rolled on his back and continued to ignore my orders,” said Thayer. By this time, backup had arrived and the officers managed to place handcuffs on Watchman as he continued yelling that he was going to “kick my ass” and was going to kill me, said Thayer. Du r i ng t he sea rch for weapons, police found a glass smoking tube with residue and burn marks in one of his pockets. The pipe had been broken during the struggle. Thayer said he then asked Wat ch m a n sever a l t i me s what his name was and only received profanity and “ask your mother” as a reply. When Thayer threatened him with a concealing identity charge, he still refused to cooperate. It wasn’t until they got to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center that jailers recognized Watchman and informed Thayer of his name.

A FAMILIAR FACE April 25, Gamerco Br a ndon Largo’s problem was that he had previous

encounters with local police— so his face was recognizable to many of them. So when MCSO Dep. Frank Villa Jr. saw him driving on China Loop Road in Gamerco, he decided to pay attention to the vehicle he was driving. What first got his interest, said Villa, was that at first Largo, 25, of Crownpoint, was in front of him and then he slowed down so he ended up behind Villa’s police unit. When that happened, Villa said he slowed down to get behind Largo but Largo slowed down even more. Villa finally pulled into the median and when Largo passed him, got behind him and called in the license plate of the vehicle Largo was driving. Metro Dispatch informed him that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Albuquerque. When Largo pulled into the Safeway parking lot off of U. S. 491, Villa did a traffic stop and asked Largo to come back to his unit, at which point he told him the car he was driving had been reported as being stolen. La rgo sa id the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend but was unable to tell Villa his girlfriend’s last name, where she lived, or her phone number. He said they had just started dating. Villa said when he looked into the vehicle, he discovered that the ignition key was for a Chevy and the vehicle was a Hyundai and the ignition had been changed so that any key would start it. When Largo was taken to the county jail for processing, Villa learned that he had been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle back in February and was out on bail for that charge. Villa said he also learned later that the vehicle Largo was driving was a Hertz rental that had been stolen April 17 in Albuquerque. Hertz said they would send an employee to Gallup in three to five days to pick up the vehicle.

Brandy Sanchez, a tax specialist for the company, told deputies that when she came to work on April 25, she found the lights would not turn on. She then looked around and discovered that the company’s television set was missing. She checked the money drawer a nd found it wa s locked. When she opened it, however, she found the money that had been inside of it was missing. She then noticed that the office window was broken and had been pushed up. Some snacks that had been placed on the window ledge were also missing, as well as a couple of checks that an employee had failed to pick up. MCSO Dep. Jeff Barnhurst said when he did an inspection he found that the brakes in the power box had been turned off, which disabled the alarm. There are no suspects at this time.

JUST VISITING April 23, Aztec Avenue Ra ndy Morris is now f a c i n g fel ony burglary charges after he reportedly broke i nt o rooms at two local motels. GPD Officer Justin Foster said he was first dispatched to the Best Western Inn at 910 E. Aztec ave. around 1:30 am. Foster was told the tenant in room 112 returned to his room

to find a stocky Caucasian male inside of it. The man, later identified as Morris, 42, of Grants, asked him he if he had a phone charger. The man said no and told Morris to get out of his room, which he did, heading east on Aztec Avenue. Foster said he went out looking for the man with no success. Just after 2 am, Foster received another call, this time from the El Rancho motel, where a tenant said his room had been broken into. Foster went to that area to search for Morris. He found him near the El Rancho and placed him under arrest. W hen a sked about the break-ins, Morris claimed he had been invited into the room at the Best Western and that he was trying to get into the room occupied by his girlfriend at the El Rancho. Foster sa id t hat wh i le i nt e r v iew i n g Mor r i s , he observed that he was under the influence of a narcotic. When patted down, Morris was found to have an empty syringe sticking out of his front pocket. At the jail, a detention officer found a gum wrapper in another pocket. Inside the wrapper was what Foster said appeared to be methamphetamine. He was booked on charges of breaking and entering and br inging contraba nd into places of imprisonment.

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A BREAK-IN OF A TAX NATURE April 24, Tse Bonito MCSO deputies are investigating a break-in that occurred either April 24 or 25 at the Liberty Tax Service. Gallup Sun • Friday May 4, 2018

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Accident on Hwy. 118 Man arrested for leaves girl, 10, dead attempted robbery at westside gas station By Abigail Rowe Sun Editor

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n accident at the intersection of State Highway 118 and State Highway 566 left a 10-year-old girl dead April 28, when two cars crashed and spun out off of the road. According to the drivers’ statements on the crash report, the accident was caused by a failure to yield. One car, which was previously obscured by a truck, made a sudden turn in front of another car, resulting in a crash. Upon arriving at the scene, McKinley County Sheriff’s Dep. Anthony Morales spoke with a bystander who had pulled the girl, Gayle Manygoats, from the back seat of the car, and the two

conducted chest compressions in an effort to revive her. The other victims of the accident included a Jessy Manygoats, 15, and a Farley Manygoats, 42. Jessy Manygoats sustained bruises and back strain, and Farley Manygoats refused medical attention. Another relative, Tommy Manygoats, 76, had been driving the car and made the turn when the car was struck. He was sent to the hospital with injuries to his head. The driver who struck Manygoats’ car, Shaun Gladden, 38, did not appear to have any injuries, although he said he had pain in his lower back. At roughly 10 am, less than two hours after the crash occurred at 8:30 that morning, Gayle Manygoats was pronounced dead and transported away from the scene.

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CHRIS CAPE | FROM PAGE 8 get to the shelter before the end of the day to save these animals. Cape was mostly successful, but agonized over the ones she had to leave behind. Cape’s dedication grabbed the attention of a bigger rescue group and created a pipeline for those dogs and cats at high risk of euthanasia in our rural areas. I can truly say a vibrant woman, a light in the rescue world, has been snuffed out prematurely. And the problems in our rural areas continue. It’s mostly the seeming resistance to spay and neuter, as numerous folks in our area can’t grasp the monumental overpopulation that shelters and rescues here grapple with daily. Folks don’t realize that one litter is too many, and giving away puppies and kittens only exacerbates the problem. It’s a selfish act. Not spaying or neutering your dog/cat contributes to the vast overpopulation and eventually the

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Mentmore man was arrested May 1 after he reported trying to rob a woman at a local gas station. Jarvis Canuto, 43, was charged with attempted robbery and for having an outstanding warrant out of Bernillilo County. Gallup Police Capt. Marinda Spencer said police received a report about a man trying to rob a woman outside the Mustang Conoco west store, 3302 West Highway 66, around 3:30 pm. The woman said the man asked for money and when she refused to give him any, he responded by pulling out a black gun. The man fled the area and the woman called police. When police arrived, they began searching the area and thanks to witnesses, were able to locate him hiding

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in the shrubbery east of the Microtel Inn. An Airsoft gun was found near that location where he was found, Spencer said.

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WATER | SEE PAGE 16 offspring and/or unwanted momma dog becomes someone else’s problem. Cape fought hard to rescue animals. She gave her life for it. And was an ardent proponent of spay/neuter, vaccination, and proper dog and cat care. One day out of your dog or cat’s life and your life, to get your pet fixed will drastically cut down on the overpopulation problem. Let’s put this in perspective, if you think it’s okay to let your dog or cat have even just one litter, per the ASPCA: “Dogs can breed twice a year with litters of 6 to 10 puppies. In just seven years, one unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 kittens; one unspayed female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies.” Rest in peace Chris Cape. You will be missed. Those of us who got a chance to know you a little will miss your laugh, and your passion and zest for life. Your legacy will live on in each person who answers the call to help animals in need.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Titus Norton April 25, 8:33 pm DWI, Navajo Charge McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Sgt. Elreno He n io w a s patrolling County Road 1 as part of the DWI task force when he noticed a car coming toward him at a high rate of speed. He engaged his radar and clocked the vehicle going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. He conducted a traffic stop and talked to the driver, Titus Norton, 29, of Mentmore. When he asked Norton for his driver’s license, Norton said he didn’t have one. He also told Henio he only had one beer that day. Henio said Norton agreed to take the field sobriety tests and when he failed, he was given a breath alcohol test, during which he posted two samples of .12. Since the arrest took place on reservation land, he was turned over to the Navajo police who booked him on charges of DWI, speeding, and

having no driver’s license. Tanita Martinez April 22, 7:20 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup Police Officer Justin Foster said he was d i s pa t c he d to a two-vehicle accident on the 3800 block of East Highway 66. When he got there, he found a car with Arizona license plates. The car was in the middle of the road and appeared to be heavily damaged. He said when he inspected the vehicle he also saw several malt liquor bottles on the floor near the passenger and driver’s seats. The driver was not at the scene but firefighters told Foster that she was inside the nearby laundry. When he went inside, he was told the woman was standing by the door with a phone in her hand. He said the woman identified herself as Martinez. The police report did not give her age or address. Foster said as he spoke to her he could smell liquor coming from her breath. She also

showed other signs of being intoxicated. He asked her if she was injured and she said she was not and was not in need of medical attention. W hen he checked with Metro Dispatch, he discovered her license had been suspended and when he asked her why, he was told it was because of a previous DWI. As he walked her to his unit, he said she was not able to maintain her balance. He asked her if she was willing to take field sobriety tests and she said no. She also refused to take breath alcohol tests, so he placed her in his unit and transported her to the county jail. Along the way, Martinez asked if he could drop her off at her relative’s house and he explained to her that was not going to happen because she was under arrest. Martinez was then booked on DWI charges, driving on a suspended driver’s license, having no insurance, and having open liquor containers in her vehicle. Gary Morgan April 17, 8:23 pm DWI, Aggravated GPD Officer Justin Foster

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eports of a car rolling off of a cliff brought officers and medical personnel three miles southwest of RA 181, Remnant Mesa Road, at roughly 6:50 pm April 29, where they began to search for an injured man. Deputies, unable to find the vehicle described to them as a black truck, began looking for

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access points to the bottom of the cliff around State Highway 602. McKinley County Sheriff’s Sgt. Elreno Henio walked on foot to the scene of the accident, where they then saw a group of people attempting to revive an unresponsive man, with one bystander performing CPR. MCSO Dep. Paul Davis Jr. approached the man, identified as Karl Yazzie Slim, and checked for a pulse. He was

said he heard Metro Dispatch put out a n a t t empt t o locate a 2002 black Chevy that was registered to Vivian Johnson. She said she had loaned it to her boyfriend and he failed to return it. About 90 minutes later, Johnson’s daughter reported seeing the vehicle on Aztec Avenue. She said she was following it and saw Morgan, 39, of Gallup, driving it. She also reported that Morgan had sideswiped a parked vehicle on Strong Drive and then kept on driving. She said she then saw him drive up to a house on Vista Drive and get out of the vehicle. A few minutes later Foster said he arrived at the address and found another law enforcement officer at the scene with Morgan. He said he asked Morgan if he would take field sobriety tests and at first he said he would. But when Foster started the tests, he refused to take it. He also agreed at first to take a breath alcohol test but then later declined, saying he knew he wasn’t going to pass it. Foster said Morgan smelled strongly of liquor and was barely able to walk. Foster said he was able to get a search warrant signed and then took Morgan to the Rehoboth McKinley Christian

Hospital where technicians drew a blood sample for testing for alcohol. He was then transported to the county jail where he was charged with aggravated DWI and failure to give immediate notice of an accident. Donovan Tom April 16, 12:01 pm DWI, Aggravated MCSO Dep. Frank Villa Jr. was on patrol d r iv i ng on Mendoza Road when he saw a blue car pass him and sway to cro s s over the edge line. The car swayed once more before Villa pulled the driver over. As he came close to the car, Villa saw the driver crawl into the backseat, as the “driver’s legs were kicking in the air as he maneuvered himself.” Villa knocked on the window and had the man open the rear door. A man, soon identified as Tom, 33, exited and faced the deputy. Tom told Villa he jumped into the back seat because he was scared, according to the police report. Tom added that he was scared because he had a warrant. Villa asked Tom if he had a ny thing to dr ink before driving, and Tom admitted to drinking a beer. Villa said he could smell alcohol coming

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unable to find one. Davis then spoke with the girlfriend of the deceased man, who said she and her boyfriend were driving and talking when Slim, distracted, ran into a gap near the edge of the cliff. The car became stuck, and Slim and the woman exited. Slim then attempted to free the car by pushing it out of the gap. According to the report, the car began moving again and it struck Slim on its way off of the cliff. W hen Slim’s girlfr iend called out to see if he was okay, he responded that he was, but soon after Slim fainted, falling to the ground and breathing with difficulty. Emergency medical personnel confirmed that Slim was deceased, and the woman’s family arrived to take her off of the scene. Alcohol appeared not to be a factor in the accident. Gallup Sun • Friday May 4, 2018

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DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 15 from Tom, and asked him to perform field sobriety tests for him, during which he showed signs of intox ication. He refused a breath test and was booked. Cheryl Begay April 6, 8:34 pm 3rd DWI, Aggravated A man approached GPD Officer Justin Benally in a downtown walkway to tell him that he had seen a couple fighting in a car, and the woman was throwing things at the man. The man pointed to the car, which he saw heading west on Aztec Avenue. Benally followed the car and stopped the driver on Coal Avenue. When he arrived at the car, he saw a 30-pack of Bud Lite in the back seat. Benally spoke with Begay, 36, to ask if she was ok. Begay said she had an argument with her boyfriend, and that he spilled beer on her, which is why she smelled like alcohol. Begay agreed to field sobriety testing. She showed signs of intoxication, and was given a breath test, where she blew a .25 and a .24 before being booked for her third DWI. Jolene Yazzie April 1, 10:41 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated

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M C S O Dep. Lorenzo Guerrero spotted a br ow n c a r without tail lig hts, a nd pulled over t he d r iver. Guerrero “right away” smelled alcohol coming from the car, according to the police report, and spotted alcohol in the car near the passenger side seat. Guerrero asked Yazzie, 44, if she had anything to drink before driving, and she said she had “a couple,” according to the report. When Yazzie left the vehicle, Guerrero wrote that she was scared, and began to cry. When Guerrero asked if she would take field sobriety tests, Yazzie allegedly began to yell, saying she would not take the test, and began talking to the other passengers in the car. Guer rero a ga i n a sked Yazzie to take the tests, and she agreed. She struggled through the first tests before giving up, saying to just take her in, according to the police report. When Guerrero did attempt to make the arrest, Yazzie allegedly became angry, and began to yell at the officer. She refused breath testing, and told Guerrero she would kill him, according to the report. Guerrero took her to the hospital and then the jail, and Yazzie threatened to kill him throughout the ride, according to the report.

being disorderly. When Thayer got there, he was told the man, who was identified as Hoskie, 29, of Brimhall, had already left. When he checked with Metro Dispatch, he learned Hoskins had an outstanding warrant. Thayer managed to find Hoskie at the Cedar Hills Plaza and placed him under arrest for the outstanding bench warrant. But instead of complying, Hoskie began yelling that he knew his constitutional rights as well as the First Amendment.

Thayer sa id Hosk ie appeared to be highly intoxicated and was placed in handcuffs. When he was taken to the police unit, Hoskie continued yelling about how white people were racist, falling to the ground and bashing his head against the concrete. He refused medical treatment. Once at the jail, he told Thayer to take off his handcuffs as well as his badge so the two of them could settle things.

distributing the Code Red release of the Italian action flick, The Violent Professionals (1973). This one is about a Dirty Harryesque cop in Milan who is suspended from the police force for beating down crooks. W hen his boss is murdered by a crime syndicate, the lead goes deep undercover to infiltrate the organization and mete out justice.

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Rescues (Nickelodeon) Peter Rabbit On the Tube! You’ll find this week’s TV-themed releases below. Broken (BBC) C h an of Command (National Geographic) Darrow & Darrow D e a r Murderer: Series 1 First Face of America NATURE: Sex, Lies and Butterflies (PBS) NOVA : F i r st F a c e of America (PBS) Trailer Park Shark (Syfy TV-movie) W hen Calls the Heart: Hearts and Minds T h e Wo n d e r f u l Wo r l d of P u p p i e s a n d Ki t t e n s (BBC)

fea t u r i ng d i rec t or Ji m Abrahams (Ruthless People, Hot Shots and co-director of Airplane! and Top Secret!) and a trailer. The distributor is releasing another comedy from Abrahams called Mafia! (1998), which includes the very same extras. They also have a Blu-ray Special Edition of the Paul Newman picture, Blaze (1989). This film from director Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t Jump) arrives with its own commentary track as well. Kino is also putting out Play It to the Bone (1999), another title from the very same filmmaker. As you might have guessed, Shelton lends his voice to an audio track on this disc too. F i n a l ly, K i no i s a l s o

Print” financial literacy trainings are free and open to the public. “I’m committed to protecting New Mexico consumers and that means ensuring they have access to the training and educational tools necessary to become informed consumers,” Balderas said.

“New Mexico families face m a ny f i n a nc i a l d a n ger s , scams, and predatory business practices, so it’s critical our families take advantage of free tra in ings like ou r Read the Fine Print financial literacy trainings.” The “Read the Fine Print” financial literacy trainings will

be focused on financial literacy, including the responsible use of credit and how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft. Below are the upcoming trainings: A lbuquerque — May 7, 2018 at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm at Nusenda Headquarters in

the La Luz Room, 4100 Pan American Frwy. NW. Las Cruces — May 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Las Cruces Police Facility at 550 North Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Española — May 16, 2018 at 10:00 am and 1:30 pm at Northern New Mexico College, 921 N Paseo De Onate.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it has partnered with the seven states and tribes adjoining the watershed—A r izona , Colorado, Ne w M e x ic o, Ut a h , t h e Navajo Nation, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and the Ute Mountain Ute Indian Tribe— to sample a nd assess the water quality of the watershed, including the San Juan River, the Animas River, and Lake Powell. “ Today’s welcome announcement is possible

because of the New Mexico delegation’s ha rd work to authorize and provide funding for the San Juan Watershed Monitoring Program, a critical effort that will support Navajo Nation and Northwestern New Mexico communities as they continue to recover from the devastating Gold King Mine spill,” said Udall, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the EPA’s budget. For more information, visit: www.heinrich.senate.gov.

Most people who are arrested for hav ing an outstanding wa r ra nt go qu ietly to jail—but not Brian Hoskie. GPD Officer Andrew Thayer said he was dispatched to BPL Plasma, 1706 South Second St., because of a report of a man

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Whooping cough outbreak continues in McKinley County NMDOH ENCOURAGES VACCINATION FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

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ANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health reported additional cases of whooping cough May 2 in an ongoing community-wide outbreak in McKinley County. The DOH urges New Mexico residents in at-risk groups to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. As of May 1, there are 26 laboratory-confirmed cases of whooping cough and an additional 39 probable cases. When NMDOH first announced this outbreak on March 14, there were eight laboratory-confirmed cases of whooping cough, with 15 probable cases. These cases continue to be primarily occurring in school-aged children and their close household contacts. Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that spreads by coughing and sneezing while in close contact with others. Left untreated, it can spread from a single infected person for several weeks, with people in the early stage of illness being the most contagious. Whooping cough can be a serious illness. Symptoms usually begin appearing as cold

symptoms such as a cough, runny nose, sore throat, and usually little or no fever. After several days, the cough may become more severe; it may come in spasms or as a series of coughs without a chance to breathe between coughs. There may be a gasp or “whoop” and/or gagging or vomiting at the end of the coughing spasm. Infants, particularly those less than six months of age, who contract whooping cough are at increased risk of complications, hospitalization, and death. The following groups should be prioritized for immediate vaccination with an age-appropriate pertussis-containing vaccine: • All pregnant women during each pregnancy between the 27th and 36th weeks of pregnancy • Anyone caring for or visiting an infant under one year of age • All health care personnel who provide services to pregnant women and infants • All childcare personnel who work in settings that include infants Early diagnosis and treatment of potential cases, and immediate reporting of cases to NMDOH for public health investigation and contact management, will help in

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he daughter of Navajo Nat ion P re sident Russell Begaye is now facing DWI charges after getting into a crash with a semi-truck late April 29. V TV, out of Camp Verde, Ariz., reported May 2 that Karis Begaye, 41, who is a special assistant in the president’s office, was charged with extreme DWI, endangerment, and criminal damage after colliding with the tractor-trailer NEWS

near Kachina Village around 9 pm. Officials for the Arizona Department of Public Safety reported, according to the news channel, that Begaye’s vehicle was disabled and she received minor injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the accident. An investigation at the scene revealed that Karis Begaye was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, according to the television station report.

limiting more cases from occurring. Healthcare providers should be vigilant for possible additional cases among their patients, especially infants and caregivers of infants. In addition, NMDOH recommends the following to help reduce the spread of whooping cough: • All pregnant women should receive a Tdap booster after the 20th week of pregnancy with each pregnancy • All infants and children should receive the primary series of pertussis vaccine, called DTaP, at 2, 4, 6 and 12-18 months of age • All children should receive a booster dose, called DTaP, prior to school entry at 4 to 6 years of age • Children between 7 and 10 years of age who are behind on pertussis vaccine should get a Tdap

• Children should receive a booster dose of Tdap at entry to middle school if they haven’t received one previously • All teens or adults should receive a Tdap booster if one was not given at entry to middle school • Anyone caring for or spending time with an infant should receive a Tdap booster if they have not received one in the

past, including people 65 and older • All healthcare personnel should receive a Tdap booster, as soon as possible, if they have not received or are unsure if they have previously received a dose of Tdap You can find more information about whooping cough at: https://www.cdc. gov/pertussis/index.html.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jail Authority Board has scheduled their meeting for Monday, May 07, 2018 at 2:30 pm. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office.

Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Elvera Grey at (505) 726-8962 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 3rd day of May, 2018 JAIL AUTHORITY BOARD /S/ Carol Bowman-Muskett, Chairperson Publication date: May 4th, 2018

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Workers unite for May Day event, celebrate NMDOH offers tips for recent non-passage of right-to-work ordinance Asthma Awareness Month

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orking class citizens a nd their supporters gathered at the Gallup Cultural Center to celebrate International Workers Day during the evening hours of May 1. Community organizer Elsa Lopez of Somos Gallup, the Gallup chapter of a statewide community organization promoting worker and racial justice, led the marchers from the train station to the county courtyard. A banner that read, “SOMOS GALLUP,” including Aztec designs, was front and center, guiding participants through downtown via Coal and Aztec avenues before ending at the courtyard. “We have eight affiliate groups all over the state and today, we’re celebrating with at least four affiliate groups to commemorate International Workers Day,” Lopez said. She said the purpose of the day is to celebrate, honor and recognize the contribution of workers across the globe. “We’re very excited to be joining thousands of people from all over the world,” she said. Somos Un Pueblo Unido, the full name of the statewide workers and social justice organization, was formed in 1995. The organization is focused on building a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin. Marching through downtown, the group repeated various chants in Spanish and English, including: “Who’s got the power? We got the power! What kind of power? Worker

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S Francico Morello, left, Elisa Lopez, Lucy Martinez, and Josephina Morello of Somos Gallup. Somos was front-and-center at the workers march May 1. Photo Credit: Rick Abasta power!” Mayor Jackie McKinney and the Gallup City Council presented a proclamation to Somos Gallup on April 24 before the start of the regular meeting. It proclaimed that May 1, 2018 would be recognized by the city as International Workers Day. According to Somos Gallup, one in four immigrant workers in New Mexico is a victim of wage theft and only one in 10 victims report it. The organization protects the rights of workers. Ea rl ier t hat sa me t he day, the McKinley County Commission did not approve the-right-to work initiative that would limit the union role in the workplace. “Workers a re sta nding up here. Enough is enough. We depend on (living) paycheck-to-paycheck,” Lopez said. “When one worker is cheated, all of us are cheated.” Anna Rondon of the New Mexico Social Justice and Equity Institute said she was marching and celebrating solidarity with international workers around the world. “For us here, we’re celebrating the unification of the Latino and Navajo workers that united

on issues of wage theft and discrimination,” she said. The march and rally was for community advocacy and education on available public resources from the McKinley Worker Justice Coalition. “We’re here and we want people to know that wage theft is an issue in Gallup. People work hard for low pay,” Rondon said. Three workers expressed the need for decent wages and humane treatment at the workplace so they can provide for their families. Lucy Martinez arrived at the rally dressed in a maid uniform. “We’re hardworking families,” Mar tinez said. “We deserve good treatment from our employers.” Josephina Morello, another woman at the rally, expressed appreciation for the cause and Somos’ efforts. “I’m very excited for the proclamation and to be recognized for our hard work,” she said. One man reported that Indians and Mexicans work equally hard. Francisco Morello said

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ANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health joins state and federal public health partners in recognizing May as ‘Asthma Awareness Month’ and urges New Mexicans to learn more about asthma control to improve the lives of all people with asthma. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in New Mexico. An estimated 150,000 adults and 47,000 children in New Mexico have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs. Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. In 2016, there were over 7,000 emergency department visits in the state related to asthma. “Although there is no cure for asthma, through quality health care, appropriate medications, and good self-management skills, it is possible to manage the disease to reduce and prevent asthma attacks,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Lynn Gallagher said. “When asthma is controlled, people with the disease have few, if any, symptoms, and can live normal and productive lives.” Asthma attacks, or episodes, cause adults to miss work and children to miss school. These dangerous and sometimes life-threatening episodes reduce the quality of life for people with asthma. People with asthma can prevent asthma attacks if they learn how to avoid asthma triggers like tobacco smoke, mold, outdoor air pollution, and

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colds and flu. Asthma episodes can also be prevented by using inhalers and other prescribed daily long-term control medicines correctly. Asthma is costly, with expenses from routine checkups, emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and medications putting a significant burden on families, the health care sector, and the economy. Each year in New Mexico, there are an estimated $210 million in asthma medical costs and almost $21 million due to lost work days. NMDOH collaborates with communities and partners across the state including the New Mexico Council on Asthma (COA) to develop strategies to improve and expand the reach of comprehensive asthma control services. For a sth ma education resources or to learn more about statewide strategic initiatives, visit the NMDOH Asthma Control Program, or the New Mexico Council on Asthma. The New Mexico Environmental Health Tracking Program also provides data on asthma and air quality. To learn more about asthma control and management, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) asthma page at www.cdc.gov/asthma.

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ANTA FE — The New Mex ico A g i n g a nd Long-Term Ser v ices Depa r t ment recognizes May as Older Americans Month, and emphasizes the importance for older adults to be active and involved in their communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Engage at Every Age.” Gov. Susana Martinez issued an

executive proclamation commemorating the observance. “We take this oppor tunity to celebrate the many positive contributions from New Mexico seniors,” ALTSD Acting Cabinet Secretary Kyky Knowles said. “Across the state, our seniors are working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and

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OPINIONS WESST workshop teaches essentials of marketing success By Taura Costidis Finance New Mexico

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m ploy i n g t a c t ic s without a strategy is like hiking into the wilderness without a map, provisions or a plan. Yet many novice and veteran business owners take this cart-before-the-horse approach when marketing their product or services, often with underwhelming results. As a marketing consultant for the nonprofit economic

development orga nization WESST, Mark Gilboard helps ent repreneu r s rea ch a nd attract customers by first identifying why their business exists in the first place. In May, the veteran marketing and advertising research professional leads a three-part workshop to help small-business owners develop a strategic foundation for their marketing message. “All three of the classes are about having a strategy before you employ tactics,” Gilboard told Finance

New Mexico. “It’s about honing your mission statement and letting your brand and mission statement drive your marketing decisions.” The first session, “Intro to Marketing,” reviews marketing concepts, strategies and activities for small businesses. “The first activity that we do is something I call ‘just write,’” Gilboard said. “I ask participants to write anywhere from three sentences to three pages, and they can write a poem or a song, and we turn that into

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marketing; it’s making marketing from what you already know and do.” I n t he nex t ses sion, “Building a Brand,” participants consider different marketing plans and promotional mixes to lay the groundwork for creating a distinctive brand and effective mission statement. “Why do you do what you do? Why is this your business enterprise? Why do you make what you make?” Gilboard said. “It’s much more compelling for a small business to have a

story that has a why. When you establish those brand pillars, they become the guiding force of your marketing.” The final session, “Marketing in Action,” focuses on developing a succinct pitch for the business’s product or service and deciding where to broadcast that message to reach the target customer. If a business prides itself on inclusivity, for example, advertising

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF MAY 7

Does it suddenly feel like you’re on an episode of Arrested Development? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy. This is just life. Madame G recommends that you don’t judge anyone. ‘Adulting’ can be difficult, especially if you get stuck in the details of your family’s eccentricities. Instead, liberate yourself. You’re the master of your own universe. Be the hero you deserve. Be you!

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You’re an inspiration and a gentleman (or lady). It’s important to remember that you’re capable of more than you think. Talent is a double edged sword. It can help you get ahead, but it can lead you into complacency if you don’t continue to challenge yourself. Don’t fear failure. Instead fear what a failure to act would do. You’re capable of greatness. Good luck!

What can you do? In the end, you really can’t control someone else’s life or their personality traits. You can only truly change and fix yourself. So, stop worrying about everybody else. Take care of yourself. Take time out to pursue the things that make you happy. Be a little selfish, when it comes to saying yes. You don’t have to do every task that someone hands you. Be you!

Hurdles pop up unexpectedly and you can’t seem to shift the changes. Don’t worry. You may need to pick up another strategy. Don’t get so stuck on one idea that you continue to push it beyond any normal standing. In fact, if you want to win in the end you may need to practice the path of least resistance. Stop trying so hard, stop being pushy, and go with the flow. You’re crazy!

On the one hand, you can run at the problem with the force of a 10 ton truck. You may actually knock down the old buildings and disrupt a few things. This may or may not be a positive result. In the end, you may need to consider your approach. It’s one thing to change your circumstances and another to change your interactions with others. Think about kindness in your daily life.

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The road to discovery is fraught with challenging hurdles and life-altering decisions. What will you accomplish? Where will you end up? You have no real understanding of where you’ll go from here. But, you know that you’re heading out on one heck of an interesting journey. The best thing you can do is hang onto that bull with both hands. Ride em’ cowboy! Ye-hah!

If at first you don’t succeed—don’t give up! Not that you know how to stop trying anyway. Instead consider a new strategy. You’ve put in the time. Now you realize that you may need to rest and reflect. Once you’ve accomplished all that you need to, reach out and take on an entirely new challenge. You keep leveling up and outdoing yourself. You can do it!

In the end, you’re only capable of what you dream of. If you imagine that something is possible you’ll accomplish it. But, if you continue to believe that you’ll never accomplish anything, you never will. Use your creativity to build the world that you’ve always wanted to live in. You don’t need to negotiate or compromise with anyone. Just take care of yourself and the rest will come.

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You can’t keep running and hiding. The world is not going to be your oyster forever. Eventually someone younger and more talented will usurp you. What will you do then? You can’t expect others to wait around for you to get with the program. It’s always fun to start a new project, but you do need to finish one of those projects for them to get off the ground. You’ll succeed—just try.

Helping a friend is the highest form of love. You can do so much more that you set out to accomplish when you realize that a man (or woman) is not an island. In order to succeed, you need a strong community of people who will support you on your road to greatness. This may mean finding people who support you. If you don’t know them, be the one who will help others.

What’s in a name? You don’t know everything, but you’re getting close to thinking you do. In the end, it’s probably not worth it. You can change the world and make it a better place simply by doing one small act of kindness a day. In the end, there are a finite amount of days available to us. We can appreciate them and live fully or ignore what’s right in front of us. Choose wisely.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Well, that’s all you can do from here. Stop looking outside of yourself for the answer to life’s questions. You may hear that the answer is “42” but what is the question? Instead of living someone else’s dream look within your own heart. You have all the answers. You even have all the right and proper questions. You just need to understand them for yourself. You can do it! OPINIONS

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Don’t say no, out of spite. You may not want to do this thing. And if you really don’t want to, then you shouldn’t do it. However, if you’re simply saying no in order to cut off your nose to spite your face, well think again. That’s a horrible idea and you can’t “not” do something out of spite. Just no! NOPE. You can say yes to something else but think about it.

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WORKSHOP | FROM PAGE 19 on a divisive cable news network might not be the best marketing choice, he said. “You will learn how to make marketing decisions based on what your brand stands for.” Those decisions include what logos and images complement the brand, Gilboard said. Many startups jump straight to the graphic assets: “They’ve already got their font and their colors picked out, but they don’t even really know enough about their business and their marketplace and their competition and their customers to make those decisions. “Your font or your logo represents your brand. If your business is built around baby clothes and fuzzy warm things

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and your logo has lots of harsh lines and jagged edges, that doesn’t make sense. Or say your product is ‘Hop quick’; writing a ‘p’ next to a ‘q’ just looks funny.” The Marketing Essentials course isn’t just for startups, Gilboard explained. It can also help existing businesses sharpen their marketing theory into a cohesive strategy. Sessions run from noon to 2 p.m. Thursdays beginning

May 17 and ending May 31 at the WESST Enterprise Center, 6 0 9 Broa dway Blvd N E , Albuquerque. The cost is $75. To register online, visit www.wesst.org, or call Lorena Schott at (505) 246-6939. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www. FinanceNewMexico.org.

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ublic Service Recognition Week May 6-12 Dear Editor, Across the country and in communities like Gallup, government employees serve and protect us every day. Throughout the year, but especially during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), May 6-12, we should gratefully acknowledge their service. I want to publically thank the over 53,000 active and retired Federal employees in New Mexico, which include about 6,300 Department of Defense employees. Federal employees work side by side with our military at home and abroad to defend our country. They protect our borders and

regulate the safety of our food and medicines. When natural disasters strike, they are there to help us recover. Federal employees also conduct environmental remediation, military munitions support, and missile testing. Federal employees have a direct impact on our community, by caring for our veterans, protecting our airports, securing our borders and ensuring Social Security checks arrive on time. These are all critical services on which we rely. During PSRW, please join me in thanking and recognizing the important work of the public employees in our community. Sincerely, Rich ard Cr uz Fort Wingate Army Depot (505) 905-2504

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ALTSD encourages healthy aging and independence, and provides an array of opportunities, including senior employment, volunteering, exercise, engagement, learning, and nutrition. Each year, the Aging and Long-Term Services Department and New Mexico’s Aging Network, provide support to more than 100,000 elders in various forms including senior tra nspor tation, meals for seniors and caregiving. To learn about more about opportunities and services provided by the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department, contact the A gi n g a n d D i s a b i l i t y Resource Center at (800) 432-2080, or visit www. nmaging.state.nm.us and selecting ‘Live Chat’.

engaging, and we couldn’t be more grateful.” Engagi ng w ith fr iends and family and participating in community activities can enrich physical, mental, and emotion well-being for seniors. Remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for older adults. In New Mexico and across the United States, adults aged 60 and older are part of a rapidly growing population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 434,000 New Mexicans are 60 years of age and older. By 2030, New Mexico is projected to have the third largest senior population, making up nearly a third of the state’s residents.

MAY DAY | FROM PAGE 18 workers give 110 percent, but employers do not always appreciate the effort. “They don’t va lue us,” Morello said of employers. “A lot of us get accused of dumb things like stealing when things are misplaced. We work to enjoy our life and we want to get the respect we deserve.” Kathleen Blackgoat of the American Federation of

State, County and Municipal Employees was also participating in the march and she commended the county commissioners for not approving the right-to-work ordinance. “We want to make our voices heard, to make people aware that a lot of us work in workplaces that are not safe or that may be hostile with unfair treatment and low wages,” she said. “There are people who are willing to stand up for that. That’s the importance of today’s rally.” OPINIONS


SPORTS 360 Magdalena takes two from Rehoboth, 8-6, 13-9 LYNX HIT WELL, CAN’T MAINTAIN MOMENTUM

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he Rehoboth Ly nx ultimately got hot at the plate, but couldn’t sustain the offensive flow and dropped the second game of a baseball doubleheader 13-9 on April 28 to the Magdalena Steers in a tight contest played at Ford Canyon Park. The game was the penultimate game of the 2018 season for both teams. Rehoboth is in its second consecutive season of varsity baseball, since doing away with the sport several years ago. “We got some momentum going, but couldn’t keep it up,” Rehoboth head coach Anthony Sanchez said. “We played hard both games.” The 2A Steers (9-10, 3-3) jumped out to a 5-0 lead at the start of the third inning behind some consistent scoring by sophomore first baseman Will Montoya, senior pitcher Noah Burleson and freshman outfielder Isaac Lopez. But the Lynx got a few hits of their own with freshman Cole Sanchez, junior pitcher Kevin Johnny and freshman infielder Jacob Zylstra either scoring or hitting runs in in the third and fourth innings. At one point as the third, Rehoboth eighth-grader Talen West hit a triple and later came home on a catcher’s error by Magdalena. The Lynx (10-8, 3-5) went to bat 12 straight times in the third inning and got a hit by each batter. Not every hit resulted in long balls, but the hits off Magdalena starting pitcher Noah Burleson were coming. The Lynx didn’t get a run until freshman Cole Sanchez scored in the fourth inning to make the score 5-1. One sensed that the Lynx were figuring things out on offense and were poised to make a run. “For some reason we went through a lull,” Magdalena head coach Kyl Candelaria said. “We had some costly breakdowns on defense and SPORTS

pitching and Rehoboth capitalized. We stayed with it, though.” The Steers scored on runs by sophomore Kyle Julian and junior outfielder Jadyn Mow and Montoya. Magdalena cooled off with the score at 5-4 on an RBI by sophomore third baseman Isaiah Burleson by the time the fourth inning started. Burleson brought in freshman Isaac Lopez on the play. The 3A Lynx went up 8-5 in the four th when Jacob Zylstra hit in senior shortstop Ray thia n Fra ncisco. That was prior to Francisco booming one to deep left field. The fifth inning saw Magdalena score a run and the same period was the beginning of what appeared to be some new fou nd moment u m by the Steers. The Steers also inserted senior relief pitcher Ritchie Chavez who managed to slow Rehoboth a little. The fifth was a time when Isaac Burleson hit in Montoya and when Lopez brought in Jadyn Mow. It was also a time when the Lynx went flat offensively. Sanchez encouraged his players with “Let’s keep our hits going,” as the Steers were on the comeback trail. The score was tied 9-9 in the sixth inning and it looked as though either team could win. But the Lynx failed to take advantage of a few Magdalena errors and the score stayed that way until the seventh when Isaiah Burleson scored and Chavez hit in Lopez for an 11-9 lead. Julian and Mow rounded out the scoring for the Steers.

GAME 1: MAGDALENA 8 REHOBOTH 6 T he f i r st ga me saw Rehoboth’s Zylstra go 2-for-2 at the plate and Francisco go 2-for-3. Sanchez recorded two singles and an RBI. Freshman Allan West started at pitcher for the Lynx and gave up six runs. Reliever Mateo Chapman gave up two runs and a walk in the loss.

Rehoboth’s Jacob Zylstra swings at a pitch in the second game April 28 against the Magdalena Steers. The Lynx lost both games, 8-2, 13-9. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Senior outfielder Ritchie Chavez of Magdalena High School runs down a Rehoboth hit April 28. Chavez also was a relief pitcher in the game. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 4-10, 2018 FRIDAY, May 4 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, May 5 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. STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11 am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 12-2 pm @ El Morro Event Center. Dale Deforest, creator of the Hero Twins comic book will be doing a demonstration and Q&A for Free Comic Book Day. The Library will be giving away 75 free copies of the Hero Twins comic book, first come first served. El Morro Event Center, 210 S. 2nd St. SUNDAY. May 6 11TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE: BIRDHOUSE AUCTION Join the bid in person or call in. This annual fund raiser for the American Cancer Society is sponsored by the UPS and Downs Relay for Life Team Gallup. Help relay meet its goal $70,000. Call (505) 722-2175. 6 pm, Sammy C’s Pub & Grille

Downtown Gallup, 107 W. Coal Ave. TUESDAY, May 8 GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY On May 8, the Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30 pm 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) 8701942 or email wpcgallup@ gmail.com. Location: 151 State Hwy 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). 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 9 Story Time (ages 2-4) 10:30-11am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. THURSDAY, May 10 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) 4-5 pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: Tissue Roll Butterfly. ONGOING CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.

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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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) 7268068 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) 721-9208, or (505) 8701483. 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

American Indian, open to the public. Call (505) 9824636. SKIRTMAKING WORKSHOP On May19, join Gallup McKinely County Schools for a Skirtmaking Workshop. To be eligble, student must be enrolled in GMCS and have a copy of their Enrollment Card. 9am, Student Support Center Boardroom, 640 S. Boardman Dr. Call (505) 721-1036. 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) 8706136. 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) 722-2220. Location: 106 W. Hwy. 66. Registration: $100. No Refunds.

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 Decem- To post a nonprofit or ber 8 – Let’s Have a Ball. civic event in the calendar MEMORY WEAVING AND PESHLAKAI On May 13, there will be two upcoming exhibitions at the Wheelwright Museum of the

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