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Summer Nightly Indian Dances returns CELEBRATING ITS 35TH YEAR By Dee Velasco For the Sun


he Summer Nightly Indian Dances kicked off its 35 t h year of br inging Native American tribes to the area to share their rich traditional dances, songs, and colorful regalia. The season launched on Memorial Day and ends Labor Day, with dances beginning at 7 pm each night. Local emcees introduce the various indigenous groups to the audience and discuss interesting facts about the performance group whomever they may be. Each indigenous group performs ceremonial dances along with songs from their tribe. The audience then gets the opportunity to meet with the group after the show to take pictures and ask any questions they may have for the group. This year, an assortment

of Native American groups are prepared to showcase their own unique culture to the crowd. From the Pueblo of Zuni, several groups come to dance and sing, such as Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers, Zuni Olla Maidens, and the Kallestewa Dance Group. Other groups to performing this year are: The Roach Family, Shelly Morningsong and Fabian Fontenelle, Taos Flying Eagle Dancers, Hopi Dance group, Ohkay Owinge da nce group, Pollen Tra il Dancers, and Apache White Mountain Dancers. Theresa Fraizer, director of Summer Nightly Indian Dances, says the event is getting bigger and better. “We’ve had over 25k plus visitors in 2017 and this year will be even better,” she said. On debut night, visitors came from as far as Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and even Wales, United Kingdom.

With eight people on staff, the event wouldn’t function well without the help of others including the Chamber of Commerce, City of Gallup, Jennifer Lazarz, and Lodgers Tax Committee, Fraizer said.

Local Native artisans display their work in the forms of beaded jewelry, necklaces, silver and turquoise earrings, fetishes, paintings, and rings. One positive aspect of this setup is that the customer

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Alexandra Nastacio, Raydean Johnson and Belyle Johnson perform the Zuni Buffalo dance May 28. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

The Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers. Back row, left to right: Raydean Johnson, Alexandra Nastacio, Calela Lamy and Belyle Johnson. Front row, left to right, Fernando Cellicion and Florentine Johnson. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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n Saturday, June 9 from 6:30 – 9 pm, Ga l lup w i l l cele br a t e it s “home town” hero, Bob Dylan, with the 2 nd Annual Doin’ Dylan: Gallup’s Bob Dylan Tribute Concert.  Launched in 2017, Doin’ Dylan pays homage to the legend—that Dylan himself created—that “The Bard” was born and raised in Gallup. Ga llup is happy to cla i m

Dylan as one of its own, and to honor him each June with a tribute concert. A nnouncing the 2018 Doin’ Dylan lineup: 6:30 – 7:15 – McManus & Juda 7:15 – 8pm – Daniel Plays Dylan 8 – 9 pm – Joe West & Friends McManus & Juda is a local guitar duo: Dylan McManus a nd Mike Juda . F un fact: McManus actually took his stage name from Bob Dylan. 


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Correspondents Rick Abasta Boderra Joe Calendar Editor Lealia Nelson Photography Cayla Nimmo Knifewing Segura Design David Tsigelman On the Cover: Alexandra Nastacio and Calela Lamy perform a pottery dance during the debut of the Summer Nightly Indian Dances in Gallup May 28. Photo by K.Segura The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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Veteran Tom Hartsock taking in the day with fellow veterans on Memorial Day. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura


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David Cuellar honors the Grand Marshall Edward Kline on Memorial Day, May 28. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Joe Zecca speaks to the crowd during Memorial Day event at Downtown Square May 28. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura


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Walmart celebrates grand reopening

Walmart rolls out a giant flag cake in celebration of their grand reopening in Gallup May 24. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

‘Curious Chris’ – a science guy, to perform in Gallup Staff Reports


hildren and parents a like keen on science a nd si ng i ng, or both, may want

to check out Curious Chris’s interactive performance at the Children’s Branch library, 200 W. Aztec Ave., June 6 at 2 pm. From his Facebook page:

Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney thanks Walmart for employing over 500 area people during their grand reopening May 24. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

“C u r iou s C h r i s” i n f u s e s original acoustic music with hands-on science for young cur ious minds. Imagine a wacky mixture of Bill Nye, Curious George, Raffi, and t he or ig i na l it y of ret i red elementary educator Chris Harrell – and that’s Curious Chris!

Curious Chris Harrell performs his science and music shtick at the Los Lunas, N.M. library. He’s coming to Gallup this week. Photo Credit: Curious Chris via Facebook

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Congratulations to Rehoboth Christian School graduates Rehoboth Christian High School Commencement Ceremony kicked off May 25 at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. Forty-one students graduated. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

Rehoboth Christian High School Commencement Speaker, Loren Miller, owner/ president of LAM Corporation in Gallup, addresses the class of 2018 at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Miller shared plenty of words of encouragement to the 41 students of, “Don’t make dreams, make goals.” Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

Rehoboth Christian High School graduates settle back into their seats to complete the commencement ceremony at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

William Hamilton, left, and other Rehoboth Christian High School graduates are covered with silly string after moving their tassels to the left at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

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Sierra Tahy, and other Rehoboth Christian High School graduates inhale the moment after officially becoming “alumni” of RCS during the commencement ceremony at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

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A Rehoboth Christian High School graduate decorated her cap in the words of, “Thx 4 The Memories” at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe Rehoboth Christian High School seniors make their way to their parents/grandparents with flowers; thanking their parents/grandparents for all they do at Rehoboth Sports & Fitness Center, Rehoboth, N.M. on May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

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Upgrade ups the ante on low-budget thrills RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 95 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s tough competing with the big studios, who have far more money and production services at their disposal. So, it’s great anytime that a small film tires to compete against the majors and comes out on top. Such is the case with Upgrade, a small, independent science-fiction/ action film full of inventive visual and original ideas that make it just as effective, if not more so, than its expensive big budget counterparts. Set i n a f ut u re populated with flying drones and self-driving cars, the story involves Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green), a man who prefers to spend his time away from technology and working on antique vehicles. However, when a tragic robbery results in Grey becoming paraplegic, he accepts an offer from tech industry tycoon Eron (Harrison Gilbertson) to have a piece of artificial intelligence named STEM (Simon Maiden) inserted into his spinal column. Besides allowing him full movement, Trace now has a voice in his head advising him on his actions. He soon heads out on a mission of revenge, hunting down Fisk

“Upgrade” dazzles with it futuristic special effects and heart-wrenching storyline filled with plenty of gory action and intrigue. Now playing. Photo Credit: Blumhouse Productions (Benedict Hardie), a man who also appears to have had technical upgrades and averting the suspicion of police detective Cortez (Betty Gabriel). The movie shows a novel streak right from the beginning by having the computerized STEM voice read the opening credits aloud, rather than have them listed on the screen. And the film benefits from a sympathetic lead character who

is forced to deal with horrific circumstances that immediately develop empathy on the part of the viewer. Admittedly, a plot involving the influence of technology on our lives as well as the positive and ultimately negative impact of artificial intelligence isn’t unique (we’ve seen it in films like Ex Machina). Yet, while this is more of an action picture than an existentialist drama, it still

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that are equally punchy, often moving and twisting along with the actor as he performs various physical feats. The fact that the protagonist is literally watching himself with wonder as he delivers brutal blows is an original and marvelous idea. It provides some incredibly dynamic (if extraordinarily violent) moments. Sure, while the finale offers a twist it ultimately isn’t a mind-blowing reveal. This movie is really about Grey’s mission and moving events forward, which it excels at. The fight scenes are striking, but these sequences never repeat themselves so much that it gets tiring. Once the characters and concept are clearly established, the film’s pacing is zippy, keeping the fights, investigations and car chases moving at a consistent and rapid rate. Wr i t e r /d i r e c t o r L e i g h W ha n nel l w rote t he S aw and Insidious movie series and one can see a few nods to the genre during its brief bursts of graphic violence. However, it’s quite a different beast, and may even end up having broader appeal. I’m not sure how well Upgrade will perform in the middle of the summer movie season against so many Hollywood tent pole releases, but it will eventually find an audience and provide just as much of a blast to those who see it in theaters as its higher budgeted competition. Visit: CinemaStance.com



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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 1, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ime for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are some interesting features arriving that are both new and old. 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! Annihilation - Based on the first book in the Southern R e a c h Trilogy, this science-fiction tale involves the sudden appea ra nce of a hidden portal that sends travelers into a land where the laws of nature don’t apply. When her husband disappears into the zone and returns home changed, a biologist decides to venture in with a team and investigate the phenomena for themselves. Reaction towards this eccentric tale was generally positive. A few called it too vague and cryptic to appreciate, but more liked the cast and found that the movie created a real sense of unease and tension. It stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. T h e Lodgers This Irish period film appea r s t o be a Gothic melod r a m a that involves super natural elements. It’s about twins who live a reclusive life in an old mansion... along with a strange, evil presence that claims to hurt them if they do not follow its rules. These demands include being in bed by midnight and never allowing anyone else cross the threshold of the home. These requests are soon broken, resulting in mortal danger. Critics had mixed feelings about this independent production. Half thought it didn’t explore its themes deeply enough and wasn’t very scary. The others thought it GALLUP FUN!

was beautifully filmed and enjoyed the atmosphere generated. The cast includes David Bradley, Charlotte Vega and Moe Dunford. M i s s Stevens - A teacher who has just lost a family mem b er i s required to chaperone three students over a weekend at a drama competition. Traveling across great distances in close proximity causes the characters to open up about their complicated lives and personal experiences. In the end, it is suggested that the kids and their guardian end up learning life lessons and helping each other out. Reviews for this independent comedy/d ra ma were ver y strong. One or two called the material too slight, but almost everyone else was impressed with the performances and found the film to be warm, affectionate and likable. It features Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Lili Reinhart and Anthony Quintal. W h a t We Star ted - EDM (electronic dance m u s i c) i s the subject of this docu m e n t a r y. T he mov ie c h r o n i cles two major players in the genre, including one of the pioneers who created it as well as another at the forefront of today’s DJ scene. Using these subjects, the movie attempts to provide a history of EDM and uses trippy visuals to go along with the beats. The press were split on the end result. Some believed that the movie went on too many tangents and needed more focus, eventually losing viewer attention. However, just as many thought that the film presented a very thorough history of the music scene and the lives of its major players.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Wow, it’s a busy week for classic titles hitting Blu-ray. Arrow Academy are delivering a Special Edition of the

much-lauded New Zealand d r a m a , S m a s h Palace (1981). This movie is about a rare ca r d r iver who retires to his late father’s junkyard in a remote part of the country (much to the chagrin of his wife). The two begin to bicker and the relationship begins to fall apart, leading to extreme measures. This title was successful during its original release, but has since been hard-to-come-by in this part of the world. The new Blu-ray includes a sharp high definition transfer, an audio commentary from director Roger Donaldson and stunt driver Steve Millen, a nearly hour-long documentary on the making of the film and publicity materials. O l i v e F ilms have some intere s t i n g releases as wel l. T hey have a DVD of the Roger Corman horror/comedy, A Bucket of Blood (1959). In this one, Dick Miller stars as a sculptor who begins murdering people and covering his victims in clay, becoming a well-regarded artist in the process. T h e y also have a Blu-ray of the comedy, Cold Turkey (1971). This ef for t w a s written and directed by Nor ma n Lear (producer of All in the Family and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman). It stars Dick Van Dyke and is a satire of the tobacco industry as a company attempts to stage a huge smoking-related publicity event. It received decent reviews in its day but has been kind of forgotten over the 47 years, so it’s nice to see it being made available to curious viewers once again. Additionally, Olive are putting out the Harry Belafonte crime picture, Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). The movie is about two crooks from different backgrounds who are

forced to work together on a big score. Unfortunately, suspicion and prejudice strains the relationship. Vinegar Syndrome have a couple of cult movies arriving on Blu-ray. They include the Texas-made horror/comedy, Blood Suckers from Outer Space (1989) and the hugely successful, icon Melvin Van Peebles film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971). This one arrives newly scanned and restored in 4K, with an archival making-of featurette, a new interview with cast member Niva Ruschell and publicity materials. And there’s more. Criterion have a trio of art house Blurays coming your way. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) is a French effort from Robert Bresson (Diary of a Country Priest, The Passion of Joan of Arc) about a donkey and the various owners he gets passed along to. It’s been given a 4K restoration and comes with a few extras as well. The Best P i c t u r e Oscar-winner Midnight C o w b o y (196 9) fea t u r i n g Jon Voig ht a nd D u s t i n Hoffman is also getting an upgrade. This edition includes a 4K restoration, 1991 director audio commentary, new cinematographer commentary, a short film made on location, a documentary on the movie, archived interviews and more. Finally, the distributor are putting out the John Wayne western, Red River (1948). The Blu-ray includes two cuts of the movie, and they’ve both been given 2K digital restorations. It also includes numerous interview with crew and film critics, as well as a radio theater adaptation of the film. In the mood for something a little cheesier? Severin ha s r idiculous Italian B-movie horror arriving on Blu-ray. Their titles include Shocking Dark (1989), Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 3 (1988) and Zombie 4: After Death (1989). That latter boasts Claudio

Fragasso (Troll 2, Monster Dog) as writer and director. They’re all over-the-top gorefests with cheesy acting and cornball scripts, but they might provide a few laughs for those in the right frame of mind. Kino have a Special Edition Blu-ray of The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975). This one involves a professor pla g ued by visions of his death. When he goe s t o investigate, h e d i s c o vers that he may be reincarnated. It stars Michael Sarrazin, Jennifer O’Neal and Margot Kidder. This well-regarded chiller has been given a 4K transfer from the original camera negative, a film historian audio commentary, Spanish Super 8 footage of the film featuring alternate content, and a barrage of publicity materials. Finally, Classicfilx has a Blu-ray of the thriller, The Man Who Watched Trains (1952) and Cohen Media is delivering the French, bittersweet coming-of-age tale, The Two of Us (1967) in high definition.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Not much for the kids this time out, but there is one straightto-DVD title arriving.

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. If you like low-key British comedies and haven’t seen Detectorists, that show comes highly recommended (the first two seasons are available for viewing on Netflix). Detectorists: Series 3 Diff’rent Strokes: The Final Season East West 101: Series 1 Frontline: Weinstein (PBS) Haunted: The Complete Series I’m Dying Up Here: Season 1 Jackass: TV and Movie Collection Suits: Season 7 Tales from the Cr ypt: Seasons 1 - 3

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Gallup Arts Events Friday, June 1 Pollentongue Poetry Night 6 - 8pm ART123 Gallery 6 - 7pm: Bring a poem to workshop. 7 - 8pm: Open mic.  w w w. g a l l u p a r t s .o r g / poetry

Gallup’s Bob Dylan Tribute Concert 6:30 - 9pm Ga llup Downtown Conference Center Feat. McManus & Juda, Daniel Plays Dylan, and Joe West & Friends. w w w. g a l l u p a r t s .o r g / doindylan

Friday, June 8 Thursday, June 14 Artist Reception Wine & Painting 6 - 9pm 6 - 9pm ART123 Gallery ART123 Gallery Artist Shannon Gurley R e g i s t e r a t w w w. O’Donnell opens “Little g a l l u p a r t s . o r g w / Treasures: A Collection of wine-and-painting Small Paintings” at ART123.  Tuesday, June 19 Saturday, June 9 Artist Talk: “Portrait of ArtsCrawl: Out of Hand the Artist as a City Girl” 7 - 9pm  4:30pm Downtown Gallup ART123 Gallery Artist demos, hands on gallupARTS’ summer 2018 workshops, live music. Native Artist-in-Residence, F a c e b o o k @ Dine’ photographer Hannah ArtsCrawlGallup Manuelito, discusses her “City Girl” photography series.  Saturday, June 9 w w w. g a l l u p a r t s .o r g / 2nd Annual Doin’ Dylan: native-air




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on’t m i s s t h i s year’s most i m p or t a nt e ve nt a s a coa l it ion of community leaders including New Mexico State Rep. Patty Lundstrom, McKinley County Commissioner C a r o l B ow m a n - Mu s ke t t , and Gallup City Councilors F ra n Pa locha k a nd L i nda G a r c i a , a n d C o m mu n i t y

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NEWS Long time police officer terminated by city By Bill Donovan Special to the Sun


ack in the spr ing of 2016, Rosa n ne Morrissette was seeing her dreams of advancement in the Gallup Police Department become a reality as she was promoted to lieutenant. But then Phillip Hart was selected to be the new police chief and her dreams became a nightmare as she found herself pitted against one of the department’s most powerful individuals. Over the next two years, she became involved in an internal struggle that led to her filing suit against the department, coming under investigation and being placed on administrative leave. Finally, she learned earlier this week that she had been fired after serving 17 years as a police officer for the city of Gallup. Her at t or ney, T hom a s Grover, has now filed an appeal with the city asking for the firing to be reversed and has also notified the city that he plans to file a tort claim to get damages, not only for the firing, but also for the way the police department has allegedly treated her for the past two years. Grover h a s ex pre s sed amazement as to how the police department has treated his client, saying he has never seen “such egregious action” taken by a police department against one of its officers. During the time Robert C r o n w a s p o l ic e c h ie f , Morrissette was given more and more responsibility and shortly after he resigned and several high-ranking officers retired in his wake, positions opened up and Morrissette was promoted to lieutenant and given the responsibility of being the department’s liaison with the press. In the department, dealing with the press was an important function since the department had worked well during the Cron years with local reporters to the point where reporters were provided with as much help as they needed NEWS

From left, Gallup Police Department Deputy Chief Franklin Boyd and Lt. Roseanne Morrissette celebrate her promotion to lieutenant April 1, 2016. Since this time, the relationship between the two has crumbled. File Photo to cover the depa r tment, which had a policy of being transparent. But Morrissette’s problems with the department started just days after Cron’s retirement as Franklin Boyd, one of the department’s captains, was named acting police chief until Hart arrived to take over the position. During that time, reporters began hearing some people in the department questioning Boyd’s appointment, pointing out that he was under investigation because of a complaint that had been filed against him by someone in the department. That person turned out to be Morrissette. “On or about May 17, 2016, Boyd subjected Ms. Morrissette to a verbal excoriation the likes of which were extreme,” said Grover in his letter to Maryann Ustick, Gallup’s city manager. “The incident was witnessed a nd descr ibed by retired Captain Rick White as something of such significance, he stated he’d never seen such an outburst by a superior upon a subordinate in his 27 years in law enforcement,” Grover said. The incident tr iggered a n i nter na l i nvest igat ion within the department and Morrissette’s position within the department became precarious as Hart decided to appoint

Boyd as his deputy chief. One of the first things Hart did as police chief was take away Morrisette’s responsibility to work with the press and turn it over to Captain Marinda Spencer, saying he wanted that responsibility handled by a captain. Morrissette was allowed to serve as press liaison when Spencer was not available for the next few months, but as Morrisette’s relationship with Hart deteriorated, even that was taken away and she found herself under attack within the department. At about the same time, members of the press began finding it more difficult to gain access to police reports. Because of her reduction in responsibility, and being reassigned, she filed a charge of discrimination against Boyd with

the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, alleging various forms of gender, race and national origin discrimination by people in the department and by Boyd specifically. Boyd was given a reprimand but it didn’t end there as Morrissette asked for a copy of the report and was told she could not have this, even though her attorney argued that these kinds of reports are routinely supplied to people who file a complaint. Morrissette finally had to file a lawsuit in state court, and after several hearings, the court ordered the city to turn it over to her and pay Grover $15,000 in legal fees. By this time, Hart himself was having a lot of problems with the City of Gallup over his demand that the city stop

using community service aides to pick up intoxicated persons and place them in the city’s detox center. He cited state law which said the placement of these individuals had to be done by a physician or a certified police officer. The community service aides were not certified. This dispute went on for months and finally ended in the state court as well and Morrissette found herself in the middle as a whistleblower, which did not help her relations with either Hart or Boyd. She continued to work for the police department although she didn’t know from day to day what she would be doing or what the department was planning to do to get her off the force. On July 28, 2017, she finally found out what the department was planning. She received a letter from Hart telling her that she was a “target” of an allegation of harassment by a subordinate employee. These charges were investigated and found to be invalid. But then, said Grover, Boyd “inserted additional charges against (her) without ever giving her notice of the additional charges.” Boyd was originally scheduled to do the review, said Grover, but because of the history between Boyd and Morrissette, he was required to recuse himself from the investigation. While this was going on, Boyd submitted



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City manager details Fiscal Year 2019 prelim budget ‘HOLD HARMLESS’ REDUCTION PUTS DENT IN COFFERS

By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


n m id-May, a specia l meeting of the Gallup City Council focused on the preliminary budget adoption for Fiscal Year 2019. City manager Mar yann Ustick shared a PowerPoint presentation outlining the total city budget, key revisions from the draft budget on the general fund, and funding for various projects highlighted as corrections or additions to the budget. “The total budget is over $99 million and that includes all of our enterprise funds, transfers and grants. Pretty soon, it will be at $100 million,” she said. Ustick focused on the general fund and said it was the most challenging part of the

Maryann Ustick budget due to the $800,000 in lost revenues from hold harmless subsidies. F o r m e r G o v. B i l l Richardson’s 2005 decision to eliminate food and medicine taxes had a negative impact on Gallup. I n i t i a l l y, G a l l u p a n d other cities in the state were held harmless from the tax


elimination and received state subsidies to compensate for the lost tax revenues. Due to the economic climate and need to balance the budget, state legislators decided to eli m i nate the subsidy. Since 2014, the city lost $200,000 annually from the state legislature’s phase out of hold harmless subsidies over a 15-year period. On July 1, the city will see a loss of $1 million. Ust ick ex pla i ned hold harmless in detail during an interview, in which by the end of the phase-out period, Gallup is going to have a loss of $3.2 million annually. “(Hold harmless) is about $3.2 million a year in our general fund. That’s a lot of money,” she said. T he s t a t e le g i s l a t u r e

gave cities the authority to raise gross receipts taxes by .375 without the vote of the electorate. Ga llup, Ustick sa id, is already one of the highest ta xed cities with respect to gross receipts at 8.3125 percent. “If the city implemented the increase, we would be at 9.06 percent, second only to Taos,” she said. “In a poverty-ridden area, which desperately needs economic development. “If we increased taxes, we would be going in reverse,” she added. The total city budget is $99,242,875. The balanced FY 2019 general fund budget is $27,744,112 and includes $553,169 from the fund balance. “That money will be used for one-time capital improvements, so it’s not being used as recurring costs,” she said. Estimated general fund ca sh reser ves a mou nt to $8,474,493. “It may cha nge simply because we’ll probably have some budget adjustments come before you before June 30. But still, it’s a healthy fund balance, probably at 30 percent (of general fund),” she said. Ustick highlighted key revisions that included budget increases for municipal court, cemeteries, recreation, parks, animal control and health insurance. The city clerk budget was decreased by $9,000 due to a duplicate entry. During discussions on key revisions to the draft budget, Ustick said $36,000 was added

to Red Rock Park budget for building maintenance. The park budget was also increased by $6,000 for maintenance of the grounds and roadway and $2,000 to cover rental equipment. “Have we calculated the approval the council gave with the increase to rate fees?” asked Mayor Jackie McKinney. Ustick said it included, but the unexpected expensive projects from the past years affected the budget. This included city wastewater issues in Red Hills and the north side. New positions were also added to the FY 2019 budget. A human resources administrator position was funded for six months, starting January 2019 at $33,750. This position includes salary plus benefits. A library/archivist position was also funded at $51,000, including salary and benefits for six months. The library director will seek outside grants to fund position and the council will revisit position status in January 2019. An estimated $150,000 cost for the parks master plan was not included in the preliminary budget, but staff recommended it to be funded by the general fund because of improvements to parks and facility standards and possible grant funding opportunities. Ustick said this primarily was because the project was a one-time cost. The council anticipates wrapping up the budget and any changes by the first part of June.



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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Christopher Acque May 25, 1:40 pm 2nd DWI McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s Deputy Josie Bowman said she was dispatched to U.S. Highway 491 about 1:19 p.m. in connection with a report of a man driving a vehicle recklessly, almost hitting someone. He turned left onto State Highway 264, and came upon the pickup truck near the 12 mile marker and made a traffic stop. When he approached Acque, 44, of Zuni, Bowman observed signs of the driver being intoxicated and smelled the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from within the vehicle. He asked Acque about his bloodshot eyes, and Acque responded that he was tired since he had been driving since 3 am that morning. When asked if he would agree to take the standard field sobriety tests, Acque reportedly responded, “Why? I don’t need it.” Bowman said she again asked and Acque again asked why, but he refused to take the tests. He did agree to take a breath alcohol test, during which he posted two samples of .23 each. Johnathan Wauneka May 24, 4:50 pm 1 s t A g g r av at e d DW I (refusal) McKinley County Sheriff D e p u t y Lorenzo Guerrero was on regu la r patrol on State Highway 566 about 5 pm when he saw


a vehicle speeding. He was able to clock the vehicle going 67 in a 55 mile per hour zone. He conducted a traffic stop and talked to the driver, Wau neka , 35, of Ga nado who showed signs of being intoxicated. Wauneka agreed to do field sobriety tests, which he failed and was then arrested for DWI. When asked if he would take a breath alcohol test, however, he refused. He was then transported to the county jail where he was booked on aggravated DWI charges, as well as speeding and having no driver’s license. Bryan Plummer May 12, 5:34 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Officer Joe Roa n hor se said he was d i s pa t che d a bout 5:3 0 pm t o t he intersection of West Maloney Avenue and U. S. Highway 491 because of a report of a vehicle in the roadway with the driver passed out behind the wheel. As he was heading to the area, he was told that a man called up and said the same driver has almost hit several cars before passing out behind the wheel. When he got to the area, however, the vehicle was gone, but he was able to find the driver heading north on 491. When he conducted a traffic stop and talked to Plummer, 40, of Standing Rock, he noticed he had a slight slurred speech. He said he could also smell the odor of liquor emitting from the vehicle. Plummer told Roanhorse he was coming from Albuquerque where he had a couple of beers before heading home. He agreed to take the standard field

sobriety tests which he failed and was charged with DWI. Roanhorse said when he looked inside the vehicle, he noticed four empty beer cans. Plummer agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted samples of .22 and .21. He was then transported to the county jail where he was booked for aggravated DWI, being in possession of liquor in his vehicle, and driving on a suspended license. Peter Hendricks May 4, 9:50 pm DWI Gallup Police Officer S t e v e n Eldridge said he was at a checkpoint about 9 pm when

Hendricks, 48, of Buckeye, Ariz. when he was approached by Eldridge. He informed Hendricks that this was a DWI checkpoint and asked if he anything to drink that evening. Hendricks reportedly told him that he had three or four beers earlier in the evening so he was asked to take a field sobriety test which he failed. He also agreed to take a breath alcohol test during which he supplied two samples of .13 and .12. Leander Yazzie April 29, 2:23 a, Aggravated DWI Gallup P o l i c e Officer Victor Madrid said he was traveling on U.S. Highway 66 about noon when he saw a vehicle take off at a high rate of speed. He said he tried to conduct a traffic stop but the driver continued west on the highway,

weaving through traffic and pressing on his brakes and then speeding up again. The driver came to a stop at the All American Trailer Park and, Yazzie, 33, of Gallup pulled in front of a trailer. When Yazzie got out of the vehicle, he was detained and Madrid said he noticed that he had trouble maintaining his balance. He was told to sit down but instead of following the command, he began arguing and continued to argue until he decided to sit down. Madrid said he noticed Yazzie showed signs of being intoxicated and when he spoke, he sometimes didn’t make any sense. Yazzie also reportedly admitting to drinking before driving that evening. He was in no condition to take a field sobriety test so he was charged with DWI and evading arrest. When asked if he would take a breath alcohol test, he kept asking where he was so that was accepted as a refusal.

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Gallup Housing Authority holds safety meeting at Arnold housing ALLSUP’S LIQUOR LICENSE APPROVAL GETS SOME FLACK in order to prevent future incidents “know who your neighbors are.” “Maintain good order in your life so you can have peace and quiet in your community,” he said. Kontz and others present at the meeting were upset about the approval of the liquor license, as it may increase alcohol-related incidents. GH A housi ng ma nager Selina Paradise said since the liquor license transfer of Allsup’s was approved, she has received numerous complaints at the office about individuals being passed out, windows broken out, and more traffic rolling into the housing area. Gallup Housing Authority held a meeting at Arnold Housing on May 25, in response to the state of New Mexico granting a liquor license transfer to Allsup’s convenience store across the street from the housing. The selling of booze close by has some residents concerned about loitering, vandalism and traffic. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent


allup Housing Authority held a public meeting at Arnold housing on May 25 to address incidents of broken

windows and loitering of individuals who pass through the housing unit daily, and the recent passage of the liquor license transfer to the local Allsup’s across the road. GHA Executive Director Richard Kontz told residents

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Paradise said many tenants want to know how to form a


neighborhood watch group. “I hope they [tenants] will get to know their neighbors,” she said. The perks of having a neighborhood watch entails preventing crime and incidents, and helps to form bonds with law enforcement. Pearl Reed, housing assistant for GH A, echoes the idea of getting to know your neighbors. “We need to take care of our community of where we live,” she said. Guest Speakers who also attended the meeting was Chief of Police Philip Hart, and City Councilor of District 4, Fran Palochak. “We as citizens need to watch out for each other,” Palochak said. “We do have shortage of police officers.” She then spoke about the liquor license approval for

Allsup’s, and said regardless of the city’s stance on the matter, the state has the final deciding factor in the approval of all liquor licenses. “We, as the council, put it in the paper and on our website, that there was going to be a public hearing on the liquor license,” she said, adding that only two people spoke against it at a City Council meeting. Hart said law enforcement does rely on GHA for information, but only because GPD is shorthanded on officers, and there’s not enough bodies out there to rush to every incident. Reed said when Hart mentioned they are shorthanded and relies on GHA, she said it was an “eye opener.” “We need to start looking out for each other,” she said.




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MORE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT According to the sign-in sheet at the meeting, 23 head of household members attended the meeting. A few of t he t en a nt s

mentioned that their windows were broken, and complained about the numerous individuals loitering in the housing area. There’s also drivers that don’t pay attention to the speed limit. Paradise and Reed said that those who didn’t attend the meeting, or were unable to make it, should contact the

GHA office to ask questions and address concerns.

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY TIPS There are many tenants who move into Gallup from the reservation, Kontz said.

A nd w ith that tra nsition, there’s plenty of responsibilities and laws that new tenants need to make themselves aware of. Arnold is not the only housing area affected by crime, as there’s other housing units where crime strikes, even in

“safe” neighborhoods. Paradise said to prevent any incidents, don’t post on social media of how long you’ll be gone or what valuables you have in your household. The next upcoming resident meeting will be held June 22 at 2 pm.

Westman extradited to Gallup to face murder charges Staff Reports


n Mond ay, R y a n Westman came home to Gallup. We s t m a n 2 5, had been held in the San Juan County Jail since Jan. 24 on charges stemming from a pursuit after Westman headed north on U.S, Highway 491 from Gamerco to avoid capture by deputies for the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office. On May 28, he was transferred to the McKinley County Adult Detention Center to face charges of murder. Westma n, who is a lso known by the nickname “Bam,” was charged in the Jan. 22 death of 57-year-old Mitchell Chavez who was beaten to death with an ax. Westman comes back to an area where he has a string of more than a dozen arrests over the last five years for a series of violent crimes. Among them was being involved in a house invasion where the homeowner was tied up for several hours and threatened while Westman and his cohort reportedly ransacked his house. Shortly after being arrested, Westman managed to escape from the county jail after he was allowed to go into the exercise yard. He was later recaptured several hours later. Despite all of his arrests, Westman never received a prison sentence although he wound up spending several months in the county jail waiting for a final judgement on the charges filed against him. According to police and court records, Chavez was sitting on the couch at the home of a friend of his when Westman came up to him from behind and struck him on the head several times with the ax. NEWS

Ryan Westman He then asked the other people in the house to help him get rid of the body but they refused. The reason for the attack was uncertain since before then, Westman and Chavez were said to be friends. Chavez wa s fou nd the next day and both Gallup Police and county deputies began an extensive search for Westman. They received a tip in the morning hours of Jan. 24 that Westman was at a certain house in Gamerco but when they went to arrest him, Westman saw them coming and was able to get to a car and escape by traveling at a high rate of speed, heading north on U. S. Highway 491. He ma naged to eva de both the county deputies and Navajo Police and headed into Farmington where city police there took up the chase. He was able to evade them as well, but later that day, he was spotted at a Farmington gas station by U. S. Marshalls and was wounded in a gun fight. With his arrest, the various law enforcement agencies began meeting to see who would have first shot at trying him and the decision was made in favor of McKinley County where he was facing the murder charge.

Guest Speaker, City Councilor of District 4, Fran Palochak, addresses incidents and questions at the Gallup Housing Authority meeting May 25. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe


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Belyle Johnson performing a Zuni Deer Dance with the Cellicion Dancers of Zuni May 28. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

INDIAN DANCES | FROM PAGE 4 Native American crafts and jewelry. Part of the nightly dances is not only to showcase the performers, but also to educate the audience on misconceptions of Native American Indians through emcees who themselves are Native Americans from different tribes. A m b a s s a d o r s fo r t h e

nightly dances are also on hand to give out free information regarding the area as well as information about the state of New Mexico. Ret u r n i ng a mba s sador Dawn Lovato, in her fourth ye a r, s ay s it ’s a lw ay s a pleasure to be a part of the dances. “I think we had a great tur nout a nd people really seem to enjoy it,” she said. “Lots of new faces, a lot of

Calela Lamy and Alexandra Nastacio performing with a deer dancer May 28. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

returning faces, but it looks like a really great turnout and it’s going to be a great year.” Debut night d rew in a crowd of more t ha n 20 0 people to take in the traditional dances of the Cellicion Traditional Zuni Dancers, a group who is world renowned, and an integral part of the nightly dances for some years. A unique setting in its own, the nightly dances also offers the audience a chance to try

aut hentic a nd t rad itiona l Native American food on site. F r a n k ie Ji m, of Ji m’s Concessions, said the nightly dances is always a welcoming sight to downtown Gallup. In his second year, Jim sells snocones, soda, traditional fry bread, and Piccadilly’s to his line of snacks. “It went pretty good,” he said of opening night. “And I like serving the community here at the dances with these munchies, and we get to meet new people.”

Frankie Jim’s wife, Loretta Jim, says their regular customers even text the couple to find out whether they will be selling Piccadilly’s at the nightly dances. “They say they like ours better than anyone else here in Gallup,” she said. With the beautiful New Mexico sun starting to set and throwing its rays across the sky, the stage was set for an enchanting evening for the debut of the Summer Nightly Indian Dances.


with a letter of reprimand issued by Spencer dealing with other a llegations of misconduct. Morrissette asked for permission to bring witnesses to the hearing to speak, on her behalf. Grover said Hart at that time issued another letter “falsely claiming” that Morrissette had intimidated the witnesses to speak on her behalf. Grover said Hart then used these allegations to place Morrissette on administrative leave with pay which was still her status this week when she was terminated. During this process, Grover said both Hart and Boyd had “published statements alleging and defaming Morrissette” saying that she had been untruthful which both Hart and Boyd knew were false. Spencer wa s a sked on Tuesday if the police had any response to the allegations and she referred all calls to the city where officials, as of press time, have not issued a statement in connection with Morrissette’s firing.

a r e c o m m e n d a t io n t h a t Morrissette be demoted two ranks, going from lieutenant to patrol officer. On Oct. 12, Hart issued a not her t a r get let t er t o Morrissette which said again that she was a target of allegation by a subordinate who was claiming harassment. The letter also referred to the possibility that she would be demoted to patrol officer. Grover said Boyd once again inserted himself into this investigation prov ing “personal knowledge of matters into his summary of the case, confirming he was a material witness to matters of the investigation.” Both Grover and Morrissette objected to the way these complaints were being addressed saying they were completed “in stark contradiction to basic police internal affairs investigation training and protocols.” Then on March 8, 2018 a hearing was held in connection


Friday June 1, 2018 • Gallup Sun


OPINIONS Letter to the Editor: ‘We, The People’ need to vote


ditor, It’s time to VOTE again. Decisions that are made on our behalf from the local to the national level; taxes are raised without electorate input; Indigenous tribes and minorities are constantly being ostracized; the environment is being reduce to contaminated wastelands as a result of unrestrained mineral extraction operations; governments are being theologically politicized that are detrimental to

America’s future and the separation between Church and State; unelected individuals with questionable backgrounds are being appointed to key positions; the U.S. Treasury is being raided for the purpose of lavish personal spending; the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and the International Standards of Due Process and The Rule of Law are being challenged on a regular basis by a renegade White House administration. The right to disagree is

shunned; the free press is called “The Enemy of The Pe ople”; i m m ig r a nt s a re being deported from the Land of Ms. Liberty and asylum is being denied to children who are also being separated from their parents; the encouragement of hate groups is now U.S. presidential policy; the glorification of violence and the provocation of war against other foreign nations is called



Mervyn Tilden is no stranger to activism as seen here in his protest of Columbus Day. File Photo


All is fair in love and war. On June 6, prepare for the Last Quarter Moon. You may have felt the effects of a rather sudden onslaught of emotions. You may feel a little beat up about it. Madame G recommends that you take stock and let go of everything holding you back. It’s never too early or too late to live the life of your dreams and be who you’ve always wanted to be. Stay strong!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Everything changes for a reason. Stop worrying about. The only time you really fail is when you no longer try. It’s better to keep yourself moving forward even if it’s only inch by inch. You have made headway and you’ve gained so much triumph. So face the day head on! March straight towards your destiny and never falter. You’ve got this. GO!

Keep going and never ever stop. You think this is the end, but is most definitely not. You can only move forward one step at a time. Don’t worry if the other people are doing it. They may have put in the work at a later date. Now is your time. Don’t regret or over think about if this is right or wrong—it’s simply your time. NOW!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

What will they think of next? You can do this with your eyes closed and your mind shut down. But, your team needs you to stand up and show you care. This doesn’t need to be with some grand gesture, but you can at least let them know they’re capable of more than they imagine or even you think they are. All they need is a little boost of confidence that only you can give.

Stop asking everyone what you should do and take action! You know what to do. You’ve planned and thought and bargained. You’ve discussed and challenged. But, the reality of the situation is that you can do whatever you want. So stop acting like a child. Stop hiding from the world and start doing. The chance to live the way you want might never come again.

This may seem like the toughest spot you’ve ever been in. But, you’ve got it all worked out. Don’t worry yourself, or over overtax your mind. You can do this with your eyes closed. The things you must look out for are the underrated and understated. Don’t forget that everyone has hidden talents and shadows. Perhaps you need to recruit a few friends to the cause. Get going.

What can you do except enjoy your life and do what you can? There is no reason to change the hearts and minds of those around. All you must do is focus on what you can do to make the world a better place, one person at a time. You have all it takes to provide joy and fulfillment to those around you. Never regret who you are— it’s a beautiful thing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The time to tackle the unknown is now! Don’t wait for your life to be over or for the timing to be perfect. Madame G has a few pieces of advice—it’s never the perfect time. However, there is a balance. You’ve done your due diligence, worked and thought about everything you need to do. You’ve done all the preliminary stuff now all you must do is get it done. Good luck!

This life is full of beautiful things and tragic ones. Don’t let the bad drive you down. Put it into perspective. You’re a beautiful and sensitive soul. You can do more than you’ve ever imagined. So just dust yourself off and tackle the things that need to change. Put a brave face on when you need it, but confide in your friends and family. You’re loved.

Love is not a bargain. It’s a promise. If you’ve ever loved someone, you know that you’ve promised to protect their heart even from yourself. It’s in your safe keeping or it should be. If you’re not doing this, you’re breaking the love promise. You’ve got this. True vulnerability is not weakness—it’s strength. Do your best! Show your love that you love!


The anxiety stops here! It’s interfered with enough of your life. You can do so much more when you let yourself go. Rigid control has its perks, but you are the leader of your own destiny. Stop waiting for the right time and take action now. You can do so much more than you ever imagined. This isn’t over. This isn’t the end. You’re ready just do it! Fly free!

Your heart is in the right place. Is your mind? You need a break. This is starting to weigh too heavily upon your heart. This is the trick, when we feel we can’t do anything right or that we’ve reached a breaking point that means we need a break. Don’t martyr yourself. You can take one. You can take a small break every day. This is a choice.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) What can you do? If you’ve pushed someone too far they may tell you that they can’t keep it up. You may mean well, but there is always a breaking point. If you’ve reached this point with someone you like take a step back and relax. This is the time to do as you’ve always wanted. Focus on yourself. Stop looking for others to fill the void.

Gallup Sun • Friday June 1, 2018


Why Gallup – Tourism’s Economic Impact Grows the Pie By Jennifer Lazarz Tourism & Marketing Manager City of Gallup



hese g uests who come here for the immersive ex pe r ience of fer t he community one incredibly important asset- their economic dollars. The plight of small towns is that we recirculate our economy- we keep looking at the same consumers, the same vendors, and the same money- and try to stretch it further and further and expect different results. Tourism money is differentthey come to our community and spend money but don’t stick around in the long term to access the resources that the money creates. Tourism money is a one-way pipeline directly into our economy. The Ga llup tou r ism i ndu st r y i nclude s v i sitor spending in the following

Jennifer Lazarz c a t e gor ie s - a cc om mo d a tions, food a nd beverage, retail, recreation, entertainment, and transportation. The impact is three parts- direct, indirect, and induced. The direct impact includes direct income to businesses, which then creates a direct impact for employment. More money spent at hotels, restaurants, g r o cer y s t or e s , ga s s t a tions, car repair shops, and more equals more jobs, and increased business revenues,

and more taxes added to the pot. The indirect impact is felt by the vendors and suppliers to those businesses who are doing direct business with tourists. The first tier vendors to all of the local businesses see an indirect boost in their revenues that also impact their employ ment, wages, taxes paid, etc. The induced impact is the spending done by the employees of all of those businesses that continue to support the local economy. Essentially, tourism has an impact on everyone in the Gallup community because when tourists spend money here, it has an extensive reach. Tourism is internationally one of the fastest and highest grossing industries. In 2017 the United Nations World Tourism Organization reported that tourism travel a round the world wa s up seven percent, at its highest


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eadership McKinley, class of 2018, shares seven must-do habits to move your leadership to the next level. Developing self-awareness and knowing your team means forging connections that count. Self-aware leaders are more effective because they foster communication and invite feedback, make efforts to inform themselves and others, synthesize ideas, and take action. It’s TIME to become selfaware and move your leadership to the next level! Pa r t 2 : L e a d i n g by Example, You Have NO Choice! Cont r ibutor – Tony Major Self-aware leaders understand that, by design and default, their example is followed, it is simply unavoidable. Leading by example is integral to what is known as “leadership branding.” Smart leaders want to build their

brands. Some leaders prefer a prominent role while others will “lead from behind.” The lead-by-example stories executives tell sharpen their leadership brand propositions. • A Silicon Valley start-up CEO attended his company’s diversity/inclusivity training workshop for the entire day. “Everyone needed to know I took this seriously,” he said. • A manufacturing executive pointed to her on- and offsite Spanish lessons so she could better communicate with her workforce. • A senior project manager cited the highly public immediate dismissal of a direct report who had fudged a quality control audit and then lied about it. • A fou nder/ent repreneu r immediately pointed to promoting the college drop-out into a senior management


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American Concentration Camp Join us in commemoration on June 8 and 9, at Bosque Redondo Memorial, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. View plans for our upcoming exhibit, share in our ceremonial activities and enjoy tribal dances. Native artisans will be on site offering traditional jewelry, weavings and foodstuffs. On June 9, participate in a 7 mile walk from the Historic Site to Fort Sumner High School honoring the memory of the Long Walk. 3647 Billy the Kid Road • 575-355-2573 Open Wednesday–Sunday • Free nmhistoricsites.org/bosque-redondo



Another Helper By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church “16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17  even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:16-17 (ESV) Over the centuries since Jesus walked the earth, was crucified, buried, resurrected and ascended to Heaven, there has been much discussion about the Holy Spirit and His role in the life of the believer and the world. In John 14, Jesus shares with His disciples some of the details about the Holy Spirit. First, the Holy Spirit is referred to as ‘… another Helper, to be with you forever.’ We should first note that this Helper is to continue the role that Jesus has played in the life of the disciples. We should also note this Helper is a PERSON, not a force to be manipulated. The term ‘Helper’ is also translated ‘Advocate’ in some translations, and in the ancient Greek, the term referred to a ‘battle buddy,’ someone who would literally stand back to back with his partner, defending the other. Jesus implies here that He has been doing that for the disciples and that the Holy Spirit will continue to do so while Jesus is physically absent. Jesus also refers to the Holy Spirit as ‘the Spirit of Truth.’ This reference becomes even more clear looking further ahead to verse 26: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

Pastor Bill Emmerling One of the primary roles of the Holy Spirit is use the teachings of Jesus in our lives. The Holy Spirit works with the Word of God, which we are to have read, to bring it to remembrance at critical times. The Holy Spirit works with our conscience to identify and avoid temptation, to provide godly responses in situations beyond our abilities. In Luke 21, Jesus tells His disciples not to worry about how to answer in these situations, that He (through the Holy Spirit) will give wisdom and words which others cannot contradict. Curiously, the Holy Spirit is only available to those who know and love Jesus as Lord and Savior. Jesus states “… the world cannot receive…” the Holy Spirit. In John 14:24, Jesus states that those who do not love him, do not obey him. It is only those who love, and obey, Jesus who receive the Holy Spirit. While this is not all the Holy Spirit accomplishes in our lives, this is what Jesus emphasized in those hours prior to His crucifixion. The Holy Spirit, in the life of those who trust Jesus, points to Jesus and His Word, working in their lives to empower them to resist temptation, obey Jesus’ commands to love God and one another, and providing knowledge to always bring Jesus glory.

TOURISM | FROM PAGE 20 level in seven years. The UNWTO estimates that the trend will continue into 2018 with growth of 4-5%. North America reportedly saw an increase of 2%1. In September of 2017 the State of New Mexico released its 2016 tourism economic impact statistics (prepared by the firm Tourism Economics). New Mexico matches the national growth rate with an increase in tourism spending of 2.1% increase between 2015 and 2016. The estimate is that tourists spent over $6.4 billion in New Mexico in 2016. They report that tourism spending supports 8.4% of all jobs in New Mexico2 . What about Gallup? The New Mexico Hospitality Association reports that in McKinley County alone over 500 individuals

LETTER TO EDITOR | FROM PAGE 19 “diplomacy” while U.S. allies are discounted with their historical support of America’s world outreach and we are steadily moving towards a dangerous “deep state” of elite control of our cherished Democracy. We, The People, can counter these massive efforts by a small group of individuals who seek to undermine our form of government that is “of, by, and for” the people by registering to vote and getting to the polls when the time comes. In McKinley County the upcoming primary election will be on  June 05, and the Navajo Nation primary election will be on August 28, 2018. Our involvement is of the greatest importance as the role we play as an informed elecGallup Christian torate is theChurch empowerment of 501 South Cli ffDrive ourGallup, Democracy and oversight NM 87301 (505) 863- 5620 of Phone all “lawmakers”, elected or E-mail: Amen@GallupChristianChurch.com Bible

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White Cliffs Water Fact of the Week 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:15 a.m. Prayer


group Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Bible Study, Revelations Wednesday 7:00 p.m. MONTHLY EVENTS Beehive Praise and Worship 3rd Sunday 2:30 p.m. Red Rock Praise and Worship 4th Sunday 2:30 p.m. Men's Fellowship Breakfast Last Saturday 9:00 a.m. Sermon Title for April 29-When the Chickens Awake (John 13:34-38)

are employed in the lodging industry. This is nearly 3% of the entire employment market share3. In the leisure and hospitality sector- entertainment, theatres, restaurants, etc. there are over 2,000 employees in the Gallup area in this sector. In 2016 it was reportedly about 20% of the employment marketshare4. When those statistics are combined it means that 23% of the employment in McKinley County sees a direct impact from Tourism spending. In terms of Gallup numbers, we see an average hotel occupancy rate of 60%. There are 2,395 hotel rooms in Gallup- that means on average 1,437 of those rooms are occupied WEEKLY. O vera ll, the impact of tourism on our community is that the tourism money influx has an enormous impact. Our tourism sector, and the part everyone plays in its success, is incredibly valuable. It is

essential for us to reevaluate our community assets and begin to view our community, the customer service we offer, and what the tourists offer in the light of our tourism brand. We are real, true, and beautiful. We are willing to work hard together to grow our economy through the tourism industry. http://media.unwto.org/ press-release/2018-01-15/2017international-tourism-results-highest-seven-years https://re s.cl ou din ar y. c o m /s i m p l e v i e w / i m a g e / upload/v1/clients/newmexico/2016_Economic_Impact_ of_Tourism_in_New_Mexico_ d8f34214-39c7-4f9d-a901fa81e1c5f39b.pdf h t t p s: //i nfo g r a m .c o m / accommodations-employment-1h984wp3vmxg2p3 h t t p s: //i nfo g r a m .c o m / leisure-and-hospitality-1h1749nl1gny2zj

appointed. Nominations are NOT the roots of freedom and militarism is NOT the Rule of Law. A proposed unprecedented military parade funded by U.S. Taxpayer’s hard-earned money should raise Red Flags as much as the mob rallies that end in the death of American citizens. W it h D on a ld T r u mp’s fake news show disguised as “Press Conferences” and pushed as a popularity contest, the hatred-filled political ads are a call to all people everywhere to head to the polls and make the necessary changes; the current White House administration is in need of a regime change.

Voters must exercise their freedom and have their day with the casting of ballots and NOT give themselves to a misguided fortune if they choose to abdicate their responsibility. One vote can make the difference as has been shown repeatedly. The impact is felt when your loyalty to the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is preferred over the lack of leadership and you take the helm at the polls.  A VOTE that reflects on the direction we go in as a nation and also guides all freedom-loving nations everywhere is needed. Please VOTE. Mervyn Tilden Church Rock, N.M.

Gallup Christian Church 501 South Cliff Drive Gallup, NM 87301

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Bible Study Worship Service Prayer group Bible Study; Revelation

Sunday Sunday Tuesday Wednesday

Pot Luck Fellowship June 10 Beehive Praise and Worship Red Rock Praise and Worship Men's Fellowship Breakfast

2nd Sunday After a.m. service 3rd Sunday 2:00 p.m. 4th Sunday 2:30 p.m. Last Saturday 9:00 a.m.


9:30 a.m. 10:15 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

June 3: Serving Leaders (1 Peter 5:1-3; Acts 20:17-38) June 10: Agents of Mercy and Unity (Acts 6, 1 Tim 3:8-13)

Bill Emmerling, Pastor

More water information from the White Cliffs Water Users: Little leaks add up in a hurry. A faucet drip or invisible toilet leak that totals only two tablespoons a minute adds up to 15 gallons a day. That’s 105 gallons a week and about 5,500 wasted gallons of water a year. That is more than our regular customer uses in a month. Fix the drips now!

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All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 29th day of May, 2018 McKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS /S/ Genevieve Jackson, Chairperson Publication date: Gallup Sun June 1, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Among other items the commission will conduct a Board of Finance report; and, will consider and hear comments regarding the issuance of proclamation declaring extreme or severe drought conditions within the county and imposing restrictions within the unincorporated portions of the County banning the sale and/or use of certain types of fireworks during the Independence Day Holiday fireworks sale and use season. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKin-

LEADER | FROM PAGE 20 posit ion over a n M BA . He wanted his people to value per for mance over credentials. • A ma nag i ng pa r t ner at a global consulting firm makes a point of coming to the office straight from red-eye flights and radiating

set Management Specialist, at (505) 863-1361. PUBLISH: Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday, June 1, 2018 *** LEGAL Notice Gallup – McKinley County New Mexico ATTENTION TO ALL INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS THE CANVASS FOR THE June 5, 2018 Primary Election


The Canvas for this election will begin at 9:00am Friday June 8, 2018. This canvas will be conducted by the McKinley Board of Commission in the commission chambers, 3rd Floor, McKinley County Courthouse 207 W. Hill Ave. Gallup NM 87301. Anyone interested in observing this process is invited to attend.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup will auction the following surplus equipment through the City of Gallup’s website at www.GallupNM.gov:


1.) 1998 Freightliner Safe Jet. 2.)1999 Pierce Saber Pumper.

Harriett K. Becenti McKinley County Clerk

Bids for both items may be submitted online beginning June 8, 2018. The starting bid for both items will be $500.00. For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Carey, Fixed As-


productive energy. • At an Asian company, a hardcharging intrapreneur/executive referenced flying to a valued customer in Europe for a week to make sure a novel instrument installation worked as promised. These brief examples share the revelatory self-belief that they merit admiration and emulation. They actively — not

just verbally — communicate values the leader personally and professionally believes important (else why make it a lead-by-example story?) They are intended to define leadership behavior in the enterprise. Part 2 in a series of articles from Gallup-McKinley C h a m b e r of C o m m e r c e Leadership McKinley class participants.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 1-7, 2018 FRIDAY, June 1 MEDIA LAB 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. This week: YouTube videos, podcasts, and short films. Call (505) 726-6120 or childlib@ gallupnm.gov LATE NIGHT SWIM PARTY Team Bengals/Relay for Life is hosting a late night swim party fundraiser from 9pm to midnight at the Gallup Aquatic Center. Open to everyone 12 and up. $5 admission. Games and movies provided. SATURDAY, June 2 FAMILY FUN WALK AND RUN Free walking and running event at Fisher Trail-Cubita Road, in Cuba, N.M. Registration 9am. Walk/run starts at 10am. All new participants will receive a new shirt. Wear sunscreen and hat, and drink plenty of water. Step into Cuba Alliance (505) 3218788d. STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am@ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. TUESDAY, June 5 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. WEDNESDAY, June 6 STORY TIME 10:30am@Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. CURIOUS CHRIS 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. Music and science come together in Curious Chris’s interactive performances. Sure to be fun for curious kids and grown-ups alike! Bring the whole family for an afternoon musical fun. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7pm@Main Branch. Popcorn served. This week’s film: TBA. THURSDAY, June 7 CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm@Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whoe family. This week’s activity: TBA. 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 ar on the following Monday. Community CALENDAR

members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Adminsitration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue - Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUPARTS gallupARTS is pleased to announce Dine photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Dine women will be available May-July. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 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-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Rehboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is responding to the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in western New Mexico. As of May 15, there have been 122 cases of pertussis in New Mexico. Anyone concerned that they may have “whooping cough” may visit the clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No appointment necessary! Call (505)863-1820. 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 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free servie of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.

SAVE THE DATE GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: June 9 – Out of Hand July 14 – Up in the Air; August 11 – Road Trip; September 8 – On the Wild Side; October 13 – Sixth Sense; November 10 – In Black & White; and December 8 – Let’s Have a Ball. ANNUAL SACRED HEART SPANISH MARKET Dozens of artists and craftsmen from New Mexico and Arizona, specializing in traditional and contemporary Spanish Colonial art, will exhibit and sell their work at the Spanish Market. Northern New Mexico band Lone Piñon will provide live music, and visitors can purchase tickets for a raffle of a ‘78 Trans Am, proceeds of which go to support education of seminarians. Schedule: Friday, June 1 from 6-8:30pm; Saturday, June 2 from 10am-5pm (The Charity raffle drawing for a ’78 Trans Am will also take place on Saturday, at days end.); Sunday, June 3 from 9am-1pm. SBDC A QUICKBOOKS WORKSHOP SERIES On June 8 & 15, SBDC will host a Quickbook workshop series, 9am-12pm. Day 1 (June 8): Quickbooks Desktop and Quickbook online. Day 2 (June 15): In this follow up session, after attendees have had a chance to implement what they learned in the first class. Call (505)7222220. Location: 106 W. Hwy. 66. Registration: $100. No Refunds. FENCE LAKE SWAP MEET AND FARMERS MARKET June 9: 9 am-3 pm at the Fence Lake Community Center, 2124 NM Hwy 36, Fence Lake, NM. $10 booth fee. Tables provided for inside booths only. Bring your own table for outside booth. Baked goods, breakfast/ lunch, and snacks for sale. Proceeds will benefit Fence Lake Community Association. Contact: Kathleen Gibson (505) 788-2256 FREE LEGAL FAIR June 15: noon to 4 pm at Gallup District Court, 207 W. Hill Ave. Lawyers will be on hand to provide free legal advice, on everything from car/ payday loans to child support issues. At 10:30 am there will be a “Quick Loan Survival 101” workshop. Bilingual lawyers and staff available. For more information, call (505) 863-6816.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY June 15-16, Hozho Total Wellness hosts International Yoga Day. Be Indigenous Yoga inspired! Oljato-Monument Valley, UT. Ages 18 and older. GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY MEETING On June 19, the Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Bring food or drink for a shared meal in celebration of the Summer Solstice. All are welcome in friendship and community. Call (505) 8701942. 151 St. Hwy 564. SBDC WORKSHOP On June 21, SBDC hosts New Mexico Workers’ Compensation and CRS Tax workshop. 9:30am-1pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce (Meeting Room) 106 W. Hwy. 66. Call (505)722-2220. 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. MOTHER & DAUGHTER CONFERENCE On June 27, there will be a “Mother & Daughter Conference.” 9am-3pm, Drop-In Center, Shiprock, NM. Call Elarina Nakai (505)368-1156 for more information. Refreshments will be available. Free. HISTORIC DINÉ PRIDE In honor of celebrating Diné gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and two-spirit citizens, the Navajo Nation will host its first ever Diné Pride event from June 29-30 in the capitol of Window Rock. Supporters interested in volunteering or learning more about Diné Pride can visit us at: EqualityNavajo. org. Contact: Alray Nelson, Lead Organizer (505) 569-1516 ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA FESTDAY MASS On July 14, the feast day of Kateri Tekawitha, the first canonized Native American Catholic Saint is celebrated each year in the Diocese of Gallup. Pueblo drummers and singers provide music throughout the Mass, followed by a procession with dancers from Acoma Pueblo. Call Suzanne Hammons (505) 863-04406. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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