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NEWS A first – UNM Board of Regents hold meeting in Gallup By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


historic meeting of the UNM Board of Regents was hosted at the UNM Gallup Branch June 12. The BOR hosted its regular meeting in an open and closed session at the Student Services Technical Center, and Regent President Rob Doughty thanked the Gallup community for its hospitality. “It’s a real honor to be out here today, I speak on behalf of the board. I just learned this morning that this is the first time in 50 years that Board of Regents has been here,” he said. Doughty added, “It truly is an honor and I just wish to say thank you to the folks here in Gallup for all of your hard work.” Dr. Garnett Stokes, UNM

president, provided her administrative report and said her tour of the state branch campuses was complete. June 9 was her 100-day mark as president and Stokes said she has received plenty of input from the communities of New Mexico. “We had town halls, we met with many groups and visited four branch campuses,” she said. “I have four more trips to make to cover all 33 counties of the state.” Throughout her visits a recurring theme emerged, the need for improving communication and transparency. To this end, the university will become a military/veteran friendly campus utilizing community policing while remaining focused as a research university, she said. In addition, the assessing

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The University of New Mexico Board of Regents holds a meeting at the UNM branch in Gallup June 12. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo athletics programs for economic austerity will also be implemented. “It’s a defining time for UNM athletics and we’re going to have some difficult decisions up ahead,” she said. Strategic planning is also going to be executed, as the current plan is set to expire in 2020. “We will begin our strategic planning in the fall,” she said. Regent Tom Clifford asked about the safety initiative. “One of the big concerns is, not just the safety of the campus itself, but the neighbor ing community to the campus. Maybe that’s an area where our police may reach out (to Albuquerque Police

Department) and provide additional safety,” he said. “I hear the same thing. We do have a lot of students who are living right off campus. Certainly there is a lot of activity in several neighborhoods around the campus,” Stokes replied. Stokes said UNM is challenged by the fact that it is located in an urban area with its own challenges. Working with the city leadership to tackle some of the causes of the crimes that exist right off the campus is an opportunity to consider, she added. The regents covered the monthly financial repor ts before Dr. James Malm, UNMGallup CEO, provided his administrative report.

Ra lph Richa rds, UNMGallup Local Board chairman, joined Malm for the administrative report to the regents. “This is a historic moment for Gallup. We’re turning 50 years old on July 1. The economists describe us as a distressed community,” Malm said. He sa id the Econom ic Innovation Group ra nked Gallup in the bottom percentile of 26,000 zip codes in the U.S. “We are a part of a group of cities and counties across the country that have essentially lost jobs in the economic recovery. I believe we have lost one in eight jobs,” he said. When contrasted against



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Council debates plastic bag issue MAYOR WANTS TO HEAR MORE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

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he Gallup City Council is considering implementing a plastic bag ordinance to address pollution on city streets. The issue was raised at the past two regular meetings of the City Council and due to limited input from the community, a public hearing on the single use bag ordinance was held June 12. City attorney Curtis Hayes shared a PowerPoint presentation outlining the pros and cons of the ordinance. “The city of Santa Fe uses a fee system, the purpose of which is to encourage people to bring their own bags because they’re being charged by the retailer if they have to use a retailer provided bag,” he said. If there is a fee system, where should the fee go? he asked. The tariff could go to the


Mayor Jackie McKinney retailer to compensate for cost of heavy-duty bags or to the city for educational campaigns and to provide reasonable bags to its citizens. Proponents argue that single use bags are a large part of visible litter; they are rarely recycled; are harmful to birds and marine life; and alternatives are economical and less likely to become litter. Opponents say single use, high intensity polyethylene ba g s a re rec yclable, a nd

plastic bags are less than one percent of landfill waste. Overall, they believe there’s not enough negative impact to justify a ban, and the alternatives are more expensive and also end up as litter. Mayor Jackie McKinney said the proposed ordinance is not new a nd ha s been debated for some years. “ Th is Cou ncil ha s d is cu s sed it . I f it wa s ever brought for decision it was always tabled,” he said. “We are concerned with the complaints and what we recognize is the trash in the community. McKinney stressed that it wasn’t a decision-making meeting, but an opportunity for the council to hear some alternatives. “We would appreciate any input, pro or con,” he said. “Our for mer city attor ney researched this, as much as six years ago.” Katherine Babcock spoke first and said she witnessed f i r st ha nd t he cha nges i n her for mer com mu nit y in

California after a plastic bag ban was implemented. “I lived there for 20 years. The change was shocking,” she said, encouraging councilors to pass the ordinance. Ruth Hood, a long time Ga llup resident a lso sup ported the ban and said such a measure was imposed in Kenya, when she lived in the east African country. The measure to ban plastic bags in Kenya took three times before it was finally passed after a multi-pronged approach involving business owners, residents and the government. “If we were to do anything

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County roads improvements mulled by commissioners FIREWORKS RESTRICTIONS MEASURE PASSED By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


u r i ng t he Ju ne 5 reg u la r meeti ng of t he McK i n ley Cou nt y Boa rd of C o m m i s s io ne r s , a f u nd ing request from Iya nbito Ch a pt er t o prov ide roa d i mprovement s t o Cou nt y Road No. 33, Tur tle Butte Circle, was tabled. Chapter president Steven A r v iso was requesting $50,000 to cover costs associated with an engineering survey and centerline survey for road improvement and realignment. He provided commissioners with chapter resolutions for the project, maps a nd constituent requests for the road improvement. “I g rew up i n Iya nbit o a ll my life,” he sa id. “A s a youngster, we traveled these roads and sometimes, we’d have r ut s of 18 i nches to two -feet deep. There were times we’d leave our vehicles two to three miles from home.” The chapter is thankful for the relationship with the county, Arviso said, because by work i ng together they have improved many of the community roads. “We have six miles of dirt road left in Iyanbito to pave,” he said. “How much work have

Carol Bowman-Muskett we d o n e i n t h i s a r e a? ” Commissioner Muskett asked Jef f I r v i n g, cou nt y roa d superintendent. “This road is on our maintenance inventory. It is a road that we maintain on a regular basis,” Irving replied. “Since I have been here, the only constr uction road project we have done out there is the Dakota Loop.” That pa r ticula r project wa s $20 0,0 0 0, a nd it wa s a par tnership with Nava jo Division of Transportation to pave the road, he sa id, adding that there are other projec t s i n Iya nbit o t h at t he cou nt y is work i ng on currently. “I do have some ot her projects lined up there with local government road funds, as soon as we get through the certification process with the state on Iyanbito Road. On this particular road, we don’t have the right-of-way,” Irving

said. “This is kind of the first step toward that.” F i n a nce d i rec t or Sa r a Keeler said that without a right-of-way, there will be problems requesting funding for the project. Muskett moved to table the measure, and the action passed unanimously. Mea nwhile, Les Ga ines of Grants came before the commissioners to requesti ng suppor t for publ ic access to Cibola Nationa l Forest ranger districts and opposing w ilder ness a rea designation. Resolution No. JUN-18 036 was in regard to more than 316,000 acres with cooperat i ng agencies work i ng together on the forest service plan revision. “The forest service plan wa s la st wr itten in 1985,” he said. “We all know that a wilderness area is a place that is untraveled by man. In those areas, unless you have a special designation, you are not allowed to fight fire. No power tools. No wheeled vehicles. No chemical treatment for weeds.” Cou nt y at t or ney Doug Decker said he received a call from Ronnie Pynes about a similar resolution that was passed by Cibola County. T he re solut ion pa s sed unanimously. In addition, Resolution No. J UN-18 - 035, a

procla mation decla r i ng extreme or severe drought banning cer tain fireworks was also discussed. Currently, 50 percent of McK inley County is rated as exceptional drought and the other half of the county is rated as extreme drought condition. Fire chief John Carlisle sa id f i rework s bu r n a nywhere bet ween 50 0 -1, 20 0 degrees. “We do know that the fire … that was started in Heber, Ariz. was several spot fires that was started by a Dragon Cha i n f i rework, wh ich does not put out sparks at

5 0 0 -1, 2 0 0 deg r e e s . Much less,” he said. Carlisle said the smoke spotted nor th of tow n on Sunday was a fire in Sawmill, A r iz., which bur ned more than 600 acres. “That was a short growth fire, one day’s worth of work. We currently have resources there, three Helitak crews,” he said. In addition, the county responded to 10 brush fires over the weekend. “You can look at grass the wrong way and it’s going to go up,” he said. T he re solut ion pa s sed unanimously.


concluded. Butler said the scheduled timeframe for the meeting made it difficult for business owners to leave their place of work to attend the meeting. However, he made time available to express his opposition to the ordinance. “I don’t agree with it. It’s going to impact the business community negatively. There’s a whole lot of things that don’t make sense with this ordinance,” he said. “I’ve talked to several business owners throughout town and have not come across one that supports this.” The Council will continue to receive input and suggestions on the issue.

She noted that they use 200-250 bags per day on average for customers. “I understand he need for the ban and I support it,” she said. “It is what it is.” Bi l l L e e , CE O of t he Gallup McKinley Chamber of Commerce said he was speaking on behalf of businesses in the Chamber. “This is a tough issue. I don’t envy your position here. From the Chamber side, we’d like to partner,” he said, adding that a sur vey could be helpful. Neil Butler came up to speak just before discussions

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St. Bonaventure Mission schools reeling from break-in SUSPECT(S) STILL AT LARGE Staff Reports


HOREAU, N.M. – The McK i n le y C ou nt y S he r i f f ’s O f f ic e i s i nve s t iga t i ng a series of burglaries and vanda lism that occur red this pa st weekend t o school s within the St. Bonaventure Mission. The damage was discovered early June 11 when custodians came to work. W hen deput ies a r r ived about 6:17 a m, t hey were f i r st d i rected to t he m is s i o n’s p r e - s c h o o l w h e r e a w i n d ow o n t h e n o r t h side h a d been sh a t t ered. T he double pa ne w i ndow is ex pected to cost about $1,500 to replace.

A search of the building revealed no other damage. Next ca me the school’s gym where deputies found a white mesh window busted, and also found that one of the school’s fire extinguishers had been released and t he yel low chem ic a l wa s spread on the ground. That da mage wa s esti mated at $150. A do or t o t he pr i nc i pal’s office had been kicked inward. The ceiling tile in the physical education room was damaged as well and the report indicated that the suspects tried to pull it down, causing another $300 worth of damage. Another broken window, valued at $150, was damaged in

one of the portables. Another window of one of the portables, this one valued at $250, was also damaged. The only things reported to have been stolen ca me

f rom i n sider t he locker s i n t he physica l education building where shirts with t he s chool’s color s were repor ted to be m issi ng. There was no estimate on

the value of the shirts. Deputies said there were no witnesses to the vandalism. T he str uctu res da maged did not have any video surveillance.

A window at one of St. Bonaventure Mission’s structures is damaged during the vandalism and stealing spree at the school last weekend, but the doll goes unscathed. Photo Credit: MCSO

Thieves broke in to lockers at one of the St. Bonaventure Mission’s school structures, reportedly looking for items of value this past weekend. Photo Credit: MCSO

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Man attempts to sell stolen item back to business BIZ OWNER LEADS POLICE TO THIEVES

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Church Rock man is facing multiple charges in connection with the theft of numerous tools from a Gallup nursery. Tristan Peterson, 19, has been charged with burglary of a structure, criminal damage to property, tampering with evidence, larceny and conspiracy. The charges stem from the theft of numerous tools from Holiday Nursery, 204 Valley View Rd., on May 28. John Kilgore, the owner of the nursery, said among the items that were stolen were leaf blowers, two chainsaws and two tool boxes filled with tools. A week later, on June 6, K ilgore called police a nd reported that someone was trying to sell him a climbing


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something that had been stolen from him. He said he saw the man walk over to the Lariat Motel, 1105 E. Highway 66 and enter one of the rooms. Ga l lup Pol ice O f f icer Ta shima Wilson wa s dispatched to the motel and found three people in the room, all of whom were detained and taken to police headquarters for questioning. A search of the room uncovered a number of tools, some of which had Holiday Nursery written on them. Da lton Good ma n, who rented the room, agreed to allow the search. Kilgore came over and identified the items as being taken from his business. He also identified Goodman as the man who tried to sell the climbing harness to him. Charmaine Willie, one of the three persons detained by police, said during an interview

that a man she knew as Tristan came by about 3 am one morning with some tools and a leaf blower. He left and came back about 45 minutes later with more tools, she said. She told police she knew the items had been stolen, adding that she advised Goodman of this and urged him to get rid of the items. Goodman, during his interview, said that a man and

woman brought the items to his motel room. He said the man was named Tristan who asked him to keep them in his room. He agreed and placed them under his bed. He also told police that the items may have been stolen and that he knew that. He was detained on possession of stolen property charges and Peterson was picked up a couple of days later and charged.

Thoreau man charged with rape Staff Reports


Thoreau man is now facing sexual assault charges after the victim’s mother reportedly rescued her daughter after she had been raped and beaten by the suspect. Bryon Pahe, 28, has been charged with criminal sexual penetration, aggravated battery on a household member, assault to commit a serious felony, false imprisonment, criminal damage to property and interference with communication. The victim’s mother came to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office on June 6 to report that she had to rescue her daughter. She said he had picked her up two weeks before the incident and family members were not able to get in touch with her. She said she was concerned for her daughter’s safety because she had been abused by Pahe in the past. She finally went to where he lived to talk to her. When she got there, she found her daughter in bed with no clothes on. She had been beaten and bruised with blood all over her face. She said when she asked Pahe about what happened to her, he laughed and made no response. She said she asked her daughter why she hadn’t called for an ambulance, but she had no response from her either. Pahe then picked her up and carried her to her mother’s car to be transported to the Gallup Indian Medical Center. Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo said she went to the hospital and talked to the victim who

Bryon Pahe told her that the day before they had bought two fifths of vodka and then went back to his mother’s house to drink it. Everything was going okay, she said, until Pahe went to her phone and discovered that she had made a call to a man in prison. She said she told Pahe that the man was only a friend but he got upset and then broke her phone. He then began hitting her repeatedly with his closed fist and when she went to the ground, she said he began kicking her repeatedly. She said she could not tell how many times she was hit because it’s just a blur and it happened so quickly. She said midway through the beating, she gave him a bloody nose hoping that would stop him. Instead, he became ever more aggressive and continued beating her until she was in and out of consciousness. Jaramillo said she asked her if she had been raped and it


Weekly Police Activity Report Staff Reports

TORCHED CAR MYSTERY 6/8, Gallup Gallup police discovered a car on fire behind Ellis Tanner Trading Post on June 8. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, about 6 am, the vehicle was totally engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to put out the fire in minutes. Shoe prints were found showing that someone had walked north away from the vehicle but a search of the area found no one. Police were able

to trace the owner of the vehicle who lived in Lupton, Ariz. The Navajo Police have been called in an effort to let the owner know what happened to her vehicle.

CARELESS SHOOTER 6/5, Navajo Nation A family was riding their bikes in the China Loop area about 7:30 pm when they reported hearing shots being fired. Terry Wilson told deputies for the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office that they could hear the bullets “whizzing over their heads.”

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Deputies were able to track the shots to a house about three-fourths of a mile away where they met the homeowner who said he was shooting at some dogs who strayed onto his property. Since the land where the

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6/2, Gallup Three county residents were arrested when they were found with a stolen vehicle in their possession. Leona Jean Begay, 22, of Rehoboth; Shawn Devore, 33, of Crownpoint and Arvin Billy, 22, of Thoreau have all been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. T hei r a r rest occu r red shortly after 4 pm on June 2, when Metro Dispatch received a call from a man who said his vehicle, which had Idaho plates, had been stolen and he was following people who were in it. He had followed them to the Family Dollar Store on the west end of Gallup. The suspects were taken out of the vehicle during a “high risk stop,” according to the police report.

A stabbing mystery – man changes story about who attacked him man named Mike. He said there was a witness to the stabbing who would be able to confirm

how the man was who stabbed him. Hoffman said he then went

to the site of the stabbing once again, and tried unsuccessfully to find the witness.



allup police are trying to find the man who stabbed a Manuelito man, but it hasn’t been easy since the victim has given different stories about what happened. Gallup Patrolman Douglas Hoffman said he was dispatched about 3:30 pm on June 7 to the Shell Gas Station at 3308 W. Highway 66 in reference to a man being stabbed, and then walking into the business. W hen he got there, he saw Mitchell Williams, 43, of Manuelito, N.M. sitting in the garage connected to the gas station. Hoffman said he could see three stab wounds on William’s upper left arm and one stab wound on his lower back. He asked Williams who had stabbed him and Williams replied the guy from the fight the other day. Hoffman remember that he had responded the NEWS

day before to a fight between Williams and another man. Williams then told Hoffman that the suspect had ra n westward toward a ditch. As Williams was being treated for his wounds, Hoffman looked up the report about the fight. He began searching the path to the ditch and secured the area. As he did, he saw a couple of men on the other side of the drainage ditch. One of those men turned out to be the man involved in the fight with Williams. The man was detained and taken to police headquar ters and then to Gallup Detox. Hoffman then returned to the scene where the stabbing took place and learned that Williams had told other detectives a different story, so he went to the Gallup Indian Medical Center and talked to Williams who now told him that the man he named was not the one who stabbed him. Instead, he said it was a

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Albuquerque man can’t stay away from trouble



Joe West of the Santa Fe based Bob Dylan tribute band Joe West and Friends performs a song from Dylan’s Christian period at the second annual Doing Dylan concert in Gallup June 9. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


n Albuquerque man, a l re a dy a r re s t ed twice this year for ca r burgla r y, ha s now been arrested for assaulting five children. Richard Gantar, 35, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault on May 27. According to Gallup Police, the call came in about 2:45 pm in connection with a report of a burglary in progress. Metro Dispatch instructed officers responding to the scene that the homeowners had come home and said the suspect had a bat. When police arrived on the scene, one of the children pointed out the house where the burglary had reportedly taken place. The 10-year-old girl also told police that she thought the suspect with a bat was going to hit them. Because of the description of the suspect, Gantar, who was found nearby, was detained by police. At the same time, the owners of the house where the burglary reportedly took place gave police permission to search their house. Nothing was reported to have been stolen. At the same time the house was being searched, four police officers were needed to detain Gantar, who reportedly was causing a disturbance by being disorderly and refusing to follow commands to stay quiet. Police finally had to put leg restraints on him. When Med Star personnel arrived at the site to check on those who

Richard Gantar had been assaulted, Gantar began yelling at them saying that the police officers at the scene were not actually police officers. Police searched two residences in the area where a break-in allegedly occurred but found no one inside. Two of the windows in the building looked as if they had been opened. Police were informed that Gantar had followed several children, ranging in age from eight to 15, and when they entered one of the houses, he reportedly began banging at the door. They stayed inside the house and the suspect eventually walked away, giving the five children the opportunity to get out a window and run to their grandparents home. Gantar was charged with five counts of aggravated assault and evading arrest because of his behavior after he had been detained. He is also facing vehicle burglary in two separate cases, one of which is still in the magistrate court and the other has been bound over to district court.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Renelda Begay May 26, 2:17 am Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolma n A n d r e w Thayer was on rout i ne patrol about 2:17 am when he noticed a ca r pa rked behind 107 West Coal Ave. with its engine running and what looked like the driver passed out behind the wheel. As he drove toward the vehicle to do a welfare check, he watched as the vehicle accelerate forward, striking a metal pole in the parking lot. The driver then reversed and appeared to be ready to drive away when Thayer turned on his lights and did a traffic stop. He then watched the driver, identified as Renelda Begay, 29 of Sanders, Ariz., slowly place the vehicle into park. Thayer said he asked her to roll down her window and she didn’t seem to understand what he was saying so he opened the door on the driver’s side and asked if she was okay. She responded that she was, but Thayer said he was able to smell the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from inside the vehicle. He said Begay also showed signs of being intoxicated. Thayer said he asked her to step outside of the vehicle and when she did she almost fell over. He said he asked her for her name but she said at first she didn’t know but when asked again, said her name was Clarissa but was unable to remember her last name. The passengers in the car then handed him her wallet, which had her identification card inside. Thayer said he again asked her for her name and threatened to file concealing identity charges against her. She then gave her correct name. Thayer asked if she was willing to do field sobriety tests and she said no. He then asked if she felt she was capable to driving and she again said no. She also refused to take a breath alcohol test. She was then booked on the NEWS

aggravated DWI charge as well as failing to report an accident. Quinn Livingston May 24, 2:10 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup Patrol ma n Douglas Hoffman said he was d i spatched a bout 2:3 0 pm to a n accident on the 100 block of East Aztec Avenue. W hen he got there, he found a car rolled onto its top with the driver outside. He was not injured. Hoffman talked to the driver, identified as Quinn Livingston, 25, of Vanderwagen, N.M. who said he was driving and texting when he suddenly found himself upside down. Hoffman said as Livingston talked he slurred his words so he asked him if he had been drinking and Livingston admitted he had been earlier in the day. He said he drank about a pint of vodka with friends, and when asked, said he felt he was all right to drive. He agreed to take field sobriety tests which he failed. After that Hoffman learned that Livingston was driving on a suspended license. He agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .17 each. David James Jr. May 18, 2:05 am DWI Gallup Patrolma n A n d r e w Thayer said he was dispatched to a site on the 2300 block of E. Highway 66 at about 2 am in reference to a possible drunk driver going through the drive-up window of a local fast food restaurant. When he got to the restaurant, he found a car matching the description he was given and did a traffic stop and talked to James whose vehicle had a strong odor of liquor coming from inside. James said he didn’t have anything to drink that day. As he got out of the vehicle, he moved very slowly, and when

asked again if he had had anything to drink, he admitted he had a couple of drinks earlier. Thayer said when James got out of his vehicle, he saw a glass smoking tube containing residue. James admitted to not having a medical marijuana card. As this was going on, Thayer was contacted by Metro Dispatch telling him that James had an outstanding bench warrant from the State Police for a previous DWI. James agreed to take field sobriety tests which he failed. Afterwards he admitted that he had more to drink than he said before, and prior to that night he had not had a drink in nine months. When asked how stoned he was from the marijuana, James admitted he was “really stoned.” He then agreed to take breath alcohol tests and posted two samples of .11 each. He was booked on the DWI and marijuana charges as well as for driving on a suspended driver’s license and having no insurance or registration.

Claude Rodgers Jr. May 16, 11:44 pm Aggravated DWI W h i l e on regul a r p a t r ol , G a l l u p Patrolma n N o r m a n Bowman said he came upon an accident on East Highway 66 about 11:44 p.m. When he got to the scene, he saw a car in the middle of the roadway and found Rodgers, 65, of Gallup, outside the vehicle. He asked him if he was all right and Rodgers said he was. Noticing he showed signs of being intoxicated, Bowman asked if he had been drinking and Rodgers admitted having a couple of mixed drinks earlier in the evening. He agreed to take field sobriety tests but he was so unsteady on his feet that Bowman asked him the date and he replied March 16, 2014. Bow ma n sa id he t hen learned that Rodgers had collided with a road sign. He was then asked if he would take a breath alcohol test, which he refused. Michael Analla May 14, 10:57 pm

Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolma n Harland Soseeah was d i s pa t ched to the area of the Chamisal Trailer Park in connection with a report of a vehicle almost side swiping another car. As he headed to the scene, he was told the car was on the move and then that it had parked on Zane Lane with the driver down and out inside the vehicle. A witness at the scene said he saw the vehicle run into a ditch and then saw the driver rocking it to get out. He finally got out almost hitting another vehicle before going ea st before almost hitting another police unit which was also on the scene. Analla told Soseeah that he was not driving despite that a witness saw him driving the vehicle. The other officer at the scene said he saw Analla, 37, of Gallup passed out behind the wheel. Analla agreed to take field sobriety tests which he failed. He then refused to take a breath alcohol test and was arrested.

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Gerald O’Hara asks about the emphasis University of New Mexico places on athletics during a Board of Regents meeting held at the UNM branch in Gallup June 12. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

REGENTS | FROM PAGE 4 prosperous communities that added 6.5 million jobs in the same period, the challenges facing Gallup are obvious. “Essentially, we have been managing the decline,” he said. “The way forward for our

distressed communities is linking ourselves with prosperous communities and growing our economies.” UNM-Gallup brings hope to the community, Malm said, adding that he is proud to serve the local region. Other issues such as a $500,000 mid-year deficit, the

loss of two senior managers and reaching the bottom of a seven-year double-digit enrollment decline has challenged the branch campus. Through a program prioritization process that included budget data for 73 index managers, review of spending patterns and allotments over

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the past five years, including enrollments and subject codes over the same timeframe has produced results. “We asked them to write about t hei r ef f iciency i n spending the dollars and their effectiveness in meeting the university mission. We charted these 73 on an axis matrix,” Malm said. The results of the study determined that most of the programs were mission effective, but most of the programs were below the line when it came to financial efficiency. Using the information, the branch campus executed reduction in force, attrition and retirement for their workforce to a balanced budget with no tuition increase and no use of reserves. “During this time, we also suffered a line item veto from Gov. (Susana) Martinez for our career technology building. We failed a national search for a dean of instruction and we struggled to work with a public charter school

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on our campus,” he said. However, UNM-Gallup is on the upswing. T he su m mer semester enrollment from last Monday is up 18 percent from the same time last year and hasn’t been this high in five years. Additionally, fall enrollment is currently up 9 percent from the same time last year. “We are maintaining our 94 percent minority percentage,” Malm said. Middle College High School is bringing in students from the nine rural high schools to study in the freshman cohort programs. In addition, UNM-Gallup is set to select a new dean of instruction by week’s end. “As we get this firm footing for Fiscal Year 2019, we are undertaking four major projects,” Malm said. “We have a unique operating environment here, we have a unique mission. We’re so glad to be a part of the UNM community.”


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with the fire restrictions. The drought we are experiencing is affecting not only the people but also our plants, traditional herbs, crops, insects and livestock,” he continued. “It is important that our people come together to pray for rain and for each other.” In a partnership with the executive, legislative a nd judicial branch, the Navajo Nation conducted a traditional ceremonial offering for rain in mid-May. The initiative was spearheaded by the Navajo Heritage and Historic Preservation Department and was coordinated with assistance from the Navajo Nation Mu seu m a nd t he H it a a ł i i Adv isor y Council. The Navajo Nation is planning to conduct another offering next week. “Let’s continue to pray for rain,” Vice President Nez said. “Let us remind one another we are in an extreme drought and there are fire restrictions in place across the Navajo Nation.” For further details, visit: http://www.navajo-nsn.gov NEWS

OPINIONS Four Corners Future Forum: Expanding the Partnership Our base industries that have supported our governmental coffers are changing, disappearing, and in some cases headed to extinction. The word “diversification” comes to the forefront, along with “think regionally/act locally” – connecting our local efforts to regional action and a united voice for future generations. More than 140 people from Southwest Colorado, Northwest New Mexico, Southeast Utah and Northeast Arizona, including several tribal officials, participated in the 4 Corners Future Forum held in

By Jeff Kiely Executive Director, NWNMCOG


he Four Corners region is recognized internationally for its cultural, geographic, archeological and iconic places and images. Yet the people of the Four Corners are often divided by jurisdictional and bureaucratic lines, political divides, and cultural misconceptions. The economy of the Four Corners - no matter what tribe or pueblo, or State, or region is considered - is facing an economic crisis.

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November 2017 to kick off efforts to create an interstate economic alliance, and 70 of those participants signed on as volunteer partners to move that regional work forward. Many of this cohort, along with leaders from the region’s councils of governments and economic development organizations, came together in Durango in early April for follow-up workshops to continue the Forum momentum, strengthen working relationships and flesh out some of the cooperative strategies and priority actions identified at the November Forum.

Public meetings in each of the four quadrants of the Four Corners, including the tribal nations, are planned for economic development leaders in the coming months to expand the conversation with citizens in our 4 Corners communities, reaching out to gather input and insight on issues and opportunities important to the people of our communities. According to Arvin Trujillo, co-chair of the Four Corners Future Forum and Government Relations Manager for Four Corners Power Plant: “The goal of the road shows in



Life is a challenge. This is both a beautiful tragedy and a blessing because we are complex creatures. We are capable of profound good and evil. This is true for all human beings. On June 20, we will experience a First Quarter Moon. This period is always highlighted by crisis. Madame G recommends that you take care of yourself. Consider taking a short trip out of town.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Things are looking up! You have your hands full, but you’re rearing to go. Now is the time to take things seriously, and in stride. You’ve got it all worked out. Don’t forget to stay humble and listen to others when you can. It’s better to make friends than enemies, but remember that if you correct a fool he will hate you. If you correct a wise man he will thank you.

There is more to what meets the eye than you believe. It’s easy to assume that what you see is what you get, but there are layers. You may feel rushed to get the answers, but this is not necessary. Take your time and breathe deeply. Just because someone else is panicking doesn’t mean you need to jump. Lack of planning on your part does not constitute a crisis on mine.

You’ll score a big hit or die trying. This may not be the best, or most advantageous decision. You can’t just keep rolling over everyone and hoping that it will all balance out in the end. It won’t. It’s better if you live up to the expectations you set for yourself and allow others to live according to their own. You’re awesome, but so is everybody else. YAY!

You’ve got a tough decision to make. These are the kind of good decisions that are really important. Also, how lucky are you that you get to decide what you want to do next in your life. It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutia, but it’s not as important as you think. In fact, it’s the living life that’s important. Make a great decision and live well.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You might find yourself at the end of a very long road this week Taurus. Try not to get too confident, you aren’t home yet. The end of a challenge or project can always be the most draining and rewarding. It would serve you well to rest and remain positive. When one road ends, another one begins.

What’s up buttercup? You know where to find good sushi. And if you don’t then you should. Get out of your rut. Get out there and experience the wonder and beauty of the world around you. It’s amazing when you’re doing what you love. But even the best of the best take breaks, naps, and travels. Just get out there and have some fun. GO!

Don’t get mad, get glad (just kidding). You are capable of doing such great things in this world. Don’t lose faith in yourself. It’s easy to do and everyone gets a little trapped and bummed out, but you will get through this. You too can fight through the bog of unrequited dreams to live the life that’s even better than you ever thought possible.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Decisions, decisions, decisions. You’ve made good ones and bad ones. But, you’re navigating how best to handle each and every situation you come across—it’s not always easy. In fact, it’s downright hard. You can only do so much at one time. Be patient! You may feel the walls crashing in, and it will feel like failure, but really it’s just a warning. Try again.

Careful, your sensitivity is showing. Now is a time for sensitive feelings. This might feel a bit overwhelming, especially amongst the chaos of day-to-day life. There is no time like the present to withdraw in a healthy way from some things. Instead focus on your own needs. It’s going to be just fine Gemini, search within and discover. You’ll get through this!

So, you’ve been liberated and you’re moving on. Now, it’s time to think about the next stage. It’s easy to get bogged down in the details of life, but you’re also focused on the future. What about the here and now? Don’t forget to live while you’re living. You can’t just focus on the “what’s” and “when’s”. You need to see everything as it is and stay grateful.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again (or maybe quit). It’s good to push through. It’s also really good to quit. Remember to quit with intention rather than just being reactionary. You can do this in a smart and clever way. Think through all the possibilities and consider what you want out of life. Take action when you’re ready— the trick is though—you may never be ready. GO!


Life is not always about what you get or don’t get. Sometimes it’s just about learning to be happy with what you have. You have a beautiful life, if you allow yourselves to live it. You may think this is a tough decision and impossible to accomplish alone, but you can do more with less than you think. Keep trying.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

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FUTURE FORUM | FROM PAGE 13 all the states and the tribal regions is to find out from the public what they want in economic development in the region. We want to know what their concerns are, what their needs are, what their expectations are.” Forum participants were inspired by the excellent input provided at the 4 Corners Future Forum by Minnesota’s Region 5 Development Commission Executive Director Cheryal Lee Hills and her regional partner Arlene Jones of the Sprout Market. In follow-up to Cheryal Lee’s and Arlene’s participation in the Forum, in February several members of our Forum committee made the trip to Minnesota and met dozens of citizen-leaders in their “Resilient Regions” initiative. Melissa Meechan, Four Corners POWER Initiative project director

with the office of the President at San Juan College, reported on her take-away from the Minnesota trip by emphasizing the need to reach beyond economic officials and business leaders. “We realized we were going to need more community input,” she said, “not just for more ideas, but to engage people’s participation and leadership in a sustained effort to transform the economy.” The public meetings and further strategizing will lead up to “Four Corners Future Forum 2.0,” to be held in Fall 2018 in conjunction with the “Regional Economic Diversification Summit” proposed by the Austin Regional Office of the US Economic Development Administration. The focus here will not be on Federal and State agencies coming to tell how their programs can help, but on us Four Corners stakeholders showcasing our assets, projects, and initiatives for investment and partnership.

As National Geographic Magazine acknowledged a few years ago when investing in the Four Corners Geotourism Mapping Guide initiative – one of only 17 such designations on the planet - the Four Corners region is a delightfully unique place, populated by a diverse amalgamation of creative, resilient and independent people with a “can-do” attitude. That is a big reason for why we will succeed in forging a prosperous future. Now it’s time for us to enter the “shark tank” to start making the case, selling our region, and bringing in the investors. If you’ve got “investable projects” ready for the show, let us know! And stay alert for announcements and updates on the Four Corners Regional Consortium initiative. Divided … we will fall by the wayside. Together … we can lift up our voice to the world and build our economy of the future.



To Love Jesus By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church

“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” John 14:21 (ESV) [emphasis added] Looking through the New Testament, there appear to be anywhere from 37 to 125 commands given by Jesus, depending on which scholar you ask. The Jewish rabbis has determined that in the Old Testament there were 613 commands given to the Jews. As we consider John 14:21, we should consider the following: 1. The Jews could not keep the

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eadership McK inley, 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! Part 4: Sharing the Vision

Contributor – Anthony Dimas Jr. Self-aware leaders integrate past experiences with the present in order to succeed in the future. To understand where you are going, you need to know where you are coming from and how you got to where you are today. Without understanding your failures and successes of yesterday, you will not be able to succeed tomorrow and lead the next generation of leaders.


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COMMUNITY ‘Summer All Sports Camp’ teaches kids healthy living habits By Dee Velasco For the Sun


romoting wellness through the diabetes program to youth was the theme at the 2018 Summer All Sports Camp held during the week of June 11-15 at Rocky View Elementary. T he c a mp fo c u s e d on various topics such as diabetes education, nutrition, physical activity and Navajo culture. Educating kids about diabetes was the primary goal along with emphasis on physical activities which entailed basketball, bicycling, soccer, and other forms of exercise that was offered to the children to make it fun for them – and it was free for children ages 7 to 18. The event was funded by a diabetes grant. The undisclosed amount of the grant was funded for five years for schools in the service unit of Gallup. According to Toni Nezz, school health coordinator for Gallup India n Medical Center, th is event wa s to

set kids on the path towards healthy decisions to avoid diabetes. “If we can prevent it from the beginning we can teach them about healthy habits and making good decision before the diabetes,” she said. “When they get older they’ll make better decisions and won’t go into that pre-diabetes mode and into diabetes. More money is spent on people who are diabetic and if we can spend more money on the pre-prevention, then we won’t get to that stage where they’re on medication, dialysis and all those other complications that go with it.” This weeklong event along with the diabetes program was in partnership with the Ga l lup McK i n ley Cou nt y Schools, which allowed the progra m to take place at Rocky View Elementary. Coach Esco Chavez from Tobe T u r pen Element a r y taught the kids basic exercise skills. Approached by Nezz to help, Chavez coached the afternoon session by teachi ng ba sketba l l d r i l ls a nd

Falcon Whitehorse takes a shot during a practice basketball game at Rocky View Elementary June 1 for the weeklong sports camp. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo other physical activities such as soccer, volleyball, biking,

Kids take runs attempting to make a basket June 12 during sports camp at Rocky View Elementary in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY

jump roping, and talking with kids about health. “We’re teaching the kids to just stay active through these spor ts a nd the k ids are enjoying it a nd hav ing f u n ,” Ch avez s a id . “ T hey never get tired (laughing) they enjoy it, they just love to go and go, it’s a lot of fun for them.” Senior community health workers from GIMC, Sheryl Morgan and Brianna Johnson, also assisted with the event by giving presentations on proper healthy habits. “We’re here to do a presentation for the kids on proper hand washing techniques and demonstrating it,” Morgan, sen ior com mu n it y hea lt h worker for the Twin Lakes community, said. “We gave out handouts and my co-worker taught on how to keep properly hydrated by drinking

lots of fluids and eating lots of fruits when it gets hot. They really enjoyed it.” Lunch wa s prov ided by t he su m mer feed i ng pro gram along with other cool i n c e n t i v e s fo r t h e k i d s . Back packs w ith school supplies and T-shir ts were given out and daily awards such a s cha r m neck la ce s were awarded to attendees. Pocket si ze f i r st - a id k it s were handed out too. Seven-yea r- old A iden T homp s o n , who a t t e nd s R ock y V iew Element a r y, enjoyed the activities, especially basketball. “I liked playing basketball and playing in a real game too,” Thompson said. For more info contact: Toni Nezz, School Health C o o r d i n a t o r G I MC a t (505) 726-8726 or email: Tonilisa.nezz@ihs.gov

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I N D OW R O CK , A riz.—President Ru s sel l Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez offer their condolences to the family of Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday, who passed away June 11 at age 94. Born in Monument Valley, Utah, on June 2, 1924, Holiday served with the 4 th Marine Division, 25th Regiment during World War II. Part of an elite group of Marines, Holiday sent and received coded messages as he served his country in Saipan, Iwo Jima, Tinian and Marshall Island, in the Pacific Theater. That code, based on the Nava jo la nguage, proved unbreakable and helped the United States win the war. Holiday received a Congressional Silver Medal and a Purple Heart for his service. “Our Code Talkers are Navajo heroes and they are national heroes,” Begaye said. “As we remember the life of Samuel Holiday, we also honor his selfless

service to both the Navajo Nation and to the United States.” After the war, Holiday made his home in Kayenta, Ariz., and worked as a police officer. He married Lupita Mae Isaac in 1954 and the two had eight children, 33 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Holiday’s health began to fail shortly after his 94th birthday. He died Monday evening at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, surrounded by family members—many of whom were able to travel because of donations from a GoFundMe page. “Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of Navajo Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday,” Vice President Nez said. “He was a dedicated advocate for the youth and for health and wellness.” The vice president said Holiday’s family would take him to the Navajo Nation Park Race Series every year, where he congratulated every finisher. “The Navajo Nation took pride knowing we had Mr. Holiday representing our

President Russell Begaye, second from left, attends Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday’s 94th birthday party on June 2 in Kayenta. Also pictured is Code Talker John Kinsel, center. Photo Credit: OPVP communities and we will always remember his words of encouragement and inspiration,” Nez said. “The Nation thanks Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday and his family for their service. We will keep each of you in our prayers.” Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Vice President Jonathan Nez, right, poses with Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday after a run. Photo Credit: OPVP

RAPE | FROM PAGE 8 appeared she didn’t want to say anything. When she asked again, the victim reportedly responded, “Well, it wasn’t willingly.” She told her account in short bursts of being choked and having her clothes removed forcibly. She said she was penetrated and yelled at him to stop but he kept going. T h e v ic t i m a p p e a r e d “scared, confused and shaken.” She told Jaramillo that she didn’t call police because Pahe had broken her phone and she was helpless and her pain kept her from moving. Jaramillo said her injuries were still very much visible. These included a swollen face

and two black eyes, both of which were closed. She said she talked to the victim’s doctors who said she was constantly vomiting and may have suffered internal injuries but GIMC did not have the proper equipment to see what was going on with her internally. The doctors added that GIMC also didn’t have a rape kit and this would also have to be done by an Albuquerque hospital. Pahe was arrested the next day, according to officials in the sheriff’s office. Pa he is bei ng held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 cash surety bond. If he posts bond, he’ll be required to wear a GPS monitoring device. COMMUNITY

LOVE JESUS | FROM PAGE 14 matter of the heart, not just a performance of the body. 3. Looking for the commands of Jesus for the express purpose of only performing them leads to legalism. Perhaps we might be better serviced to listen to Jesus’ words about the commandments in Matthew 22:37-40. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” [emphasis added] When Jesus refers to “…all the Law and the Prophets” He is referring to the beginning and end of the Old Testament, and everything in between. In other words, the point of all the commands of Scripture are to love God, and to love those made in

LEADER | FROM PAGE 14 The integration of past experiences and current opportunities inform your “leadership vision” within any organization. Self-aware leaders possess a deeper understanding of what is required to succeed, this deeper connection ensures the “vision” will continue to grow and prosper into the future.

the image of God. Just as Jesus did. Jesus repeatedly makes it clear that loving people is His most important command. In John 13, he reminds His disciples that ALL people will recognize them as His disciples by their love for one another. If we want to demonstrate our love to Jesus, we must demonstrate our love for others, sacrificially, without bias or prejudice. If we fail to demonstrate our love of others, we fail to love Jesus. The reason Jesus came from Heaven was to demonstrate God’s love, by providing Jesus as the substitutionary sacrifice for all our sins, that we may be with God forever, when we repent of our sins and accept Jesus as this sacrifice, as Lord and Savior of our lives. Jesus poured out His Life for us, in love. Have you poured your life out for him? Have you poured your life out into others? Jesus will show himself to us, in our lives, through our lives, when we live as He lives.

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Shannon Gurley O’Donnell talks with guests at the opening of her show “Little Treasures: A Collection of Small Paintings” June 8 at Art 123 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

When you share “leadership vision” you cultivate young leaders in your organization to succeed. Building the next group of visionaries through mentorship, empowerment, nurturing and leadership cultivation you ensure continued growth and success long after you are gone. Part 4 in a series of articles from Gallup-McKinley Chamber of Co mm e rce L ea d e r ship McKinley class participants.

“Pretty Pansies,” an original watercolor by artist Shannon Gurley O’Donnell hangs at Art 123 in Gallup for her show “Little Treasures: A Collection of Small Paintings” which opened June 8. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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A day dedicated to the ladies FIRST ANNUAL WOMEN’S SUMMIT

Deputy district attorney Earl Rhoads demonstrates a choking tactic on Virginia Howard in the self-defense workshop at the Women’s Summit in Gallup June 9. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Richard Kontz, executive director of Gallup Housing Authority, gives a lesson on gaining financial security at the Women’s Summit June 9 at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

Deputy district attorney Earl Rhoads, left and Virginia Howard, right demonstrate self-defense tactics June 9 at the Women’s Summit in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


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emember schoolyard games from childhood like Red Rover a nd Si mon S ay s? This week sees the release of a film that details the intricacies of a similar game played by the same friends for several decades. Based on a true story (yep, this film is actually based on real events), Tag tells this bizarre tale of grown adults chasing each other around like little kids. It doesn’t all work, but when the movie is focused on the game itself, it comes to life. Hogan (Ed Helms) is one of these pals, who explains the rules of the game and the fact that it is played for one single month a year (specifically May). Almost anything goes, and we see so as the lead does his best to tag his friends who all live in other cities around the country. They include Bob (Jon Hamm), Randy (Jack Johnson) and Sable (Hannibal Buress). As the four reunite, they learn the real motivation for Hogan getting a head start on proceedings... catching Jerry (Jeremy Renner), a fitness guru who has never been tagged, is about to be married and is going to retire from the game at the end

From left, Jake Johnson and Jon Hamm in a scene from the movie “Tag.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures of the month. W hat is f u n ny to one person can be a completely head-scratching endeavor to another. This film is helped tremendously by the simple absurdity of the actions on display. While the players’ styles are different, the extremes that they’re all willing to go to “not lose” are indisputable and add a certain amount of demented fun to the proceedings. Jerry, ready to defend himself from any sort of attack, has made preparing himself for any

attempted tag a way of life, almost resolving to live in seclusion for one month a year and surround himself with equipment out of a James Bond adventure. The many confrontations also allow for some effective physical comedy as the leads throw themselves at each other. It results in some amusing moments as each tries to avoid being tagged, sometimes causing property damage, or even throwing objects (and occasionally children) at their

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pursuers in order to get away. The stakes might not really be life and death here, but thankfully the characters treat the game like it is. Another amusing comedic move is to use voice-overs. Viewers hear the inner thoughts of these friends and see their actions in slow-motion during a few confrontations. Admittedly, it’s hilarious to see the expressions of the players change from the joy of believing that they’re about to succeed, to confusion and horror as they come to the realization that

their plan is falling apart. Admittedly, not all of it works. There are plenty of supporting characters and a few, like Hogan’s very intense, strangely supportive wife Anna (Isla Fisher) certainly add more to the proceedings. However, there are some other superfluous moments that don’t hit the right chord. One bit involving a character desperate to join the troupe doesn’t really end up going anywhere significant, as do a few other threads and scenes that take place outside of the game itself. As dopey as it all might be, the movie eventually adds some seriousness to the proceedings and justifies the shenanigans by suggesting the activity keeps the friends in contact and involved in one another’s lives (with the exception of Jerry, who, because of his success, has now begun to feel like an outsider within the group). It’s all a bit corny, but the cast are likable enough that they ultimately manage to sell this more heartfelt material. Make no mistake, Tag is incredibly goofy and may be something of a guilty pleasure for many. However, the intensity and high energy in which the silly, juvenile game is played ultimately won this viewer over and created a sense of energy and playfulness in the film. Several bits along the way may miss the mark, but when the game itself is on, this movie thumps, jumps and eventually tackles out some big laughs. Visit: CinemaStance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup



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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 15, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome back for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an interesting edition that includes a wide variety of projects in a 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! T h e Humanity Bureau After climate c h a n ge h a s caused devastation across the US, a government agent is assigned to exile people who are no longer considered useful to society. While investigating a case involving a mother and her young son, he determines that they have been made the victims of some shady figures and decides to help them. Critics weren’t all that impressed with this independent action picture. While a few thought the ideas were intriguing, most thought that it was all too silly and over-the-top to take seriously. It stars Nicholas Cage, Sarah Lind, Jacob Davies and Hugh Dillon. I Can Only Imagine This faith-based production is inspired by a popular song for which the movie has been named. Apparently, it is a take on the true story behind the creation of the music, following a band struggling to make their mark in the industry. Reviewers were more positive about this feature than others of its ilk. There were a percentage who called it a little too earnest for its own good, but more suggested that it was well-acted, didn’t sermonize and that the themes of forgiveness were well handled. The cast includes J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Dennis Quaid, Trace Adkins and Cloris Leachman. Loveless - A couple bicker and fight with intensity as they come to the realization that they are no longer in love. However, their battles at home cause their young son to run away, forcing the pair to team up in order to find their

child. This Russian effort from the director of art house hit Leviathan was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. It also earned excellent notices. The movie has been described as grim, difficult and uncompromising, showing just as much about the current difficulties with life in Russia as it does about a crumbling marriage. It features Maryana Spivak and Aleksey Rozin. L o v e , Simon - The coming- ofage teen comedy/romance genre gets an update with this stor y about a high school senior struggling with coming out as gay to his friends and family. When another student threatens to break the news unless the lead sets him up with one of his female friends, confusion and comedy follows. The press were very taken with this effort. There was a naysayer or two who criticized it for following the typical teen tropes, but almost all were impressed, commenting that it was funny, sweet and ultimately charming. It stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford and Tony Hale. The Mimic - This unusual, foreign-language fantasy/horror picture from South Korea involves the mother of a missing child who discovers a young girl in the woods. She decides to take the youngster in, only to witness strange behavior. The woman eventually suspects the girl of being a Jangsan Tiger, luring victims by mimicking humans. This movie was successful in its homeland and even was nominated for a few end-of-year awards, but few in this part of the world have seen it. There aren’t any reviews as of yet, so interested parties will have to take a chance. Yum Jung-ah and Park Hyuk-kwon headline the movie. Sherlock Gnomes - In this sequel to the 2011 animated family film hit Gnomeo & Juliet, the heroic garden decorations discover that gnomes all around London are being kidnapped. Their only hope of solving the mystery and rescuing others is to procure the

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services of a skilled private investigator. Overall, this follow-up garnered more negative press than positive notices. A few thought it was mildly amusing and would entertain kids, but the majority felt that the movie was fairly ordinary and lacked enough memorable moments to recommend. The voice cast includes James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, Michael Caine and Maggie Smith. T h e Strangers: Prey at Night - This sequel to t he 2008 horror hit continues to chronicle the terror brought about by three masked psychopaths. A family traveling to see relatives arrive at a secluded mobile home park and find it deserted. They soon come under assault from the aforementioned maniacs. Overall, the press did not like what they saw. About a third actually thought it surpassed expectation and worked as a throwback to old slasher movies, but most suggested that it was predictable and that both the heroes and villains weren’t particularly interesting. It features Bailee Madison, Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson. Tomb Raider - This reboot of the video game/movie series serves as an origin story for gun-toting adventurer Lara Croft. Out of school and unsure of what to do with her life, the woman decides to tackle a great mystery. Specifically, what happened to her long lost father. The journey takes her to a remote island off the coast of Japan and, more than likely, to an ancient tomb or two. Reaction was split towards this action picture. Most enjoyed the star’s performance as the heroine. However, while a significant portion liked the exaggerated action on display, just as many thought it was conventional and didn’t offer anything original. It stars Alicia Vikander, Domenic West, Walter Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Tons of remarkable releases

are arriving courtesy of various distributors, starting with Arrow Academy. First up is a Akio Jissoji: The Buddhist Trilogy Blu-ray box set. It contains three Japanese films from the director, including This Transient Life (1970), Mandara (1971) and Poem (1972). Presented in this part of the world for the first time in high definition, the movies arrive new English subtitles, intros from a Japanese New Wave cinema expert. He also provides scene-select commentaries for all three films. The movies also come with trailers and a few other bonuses. T hey a l s o h ave Vi g i l (1984), the first film from New Zealand director Vincent Ward (The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, Map of the Human Heart, W hat Dreams May Come). It’s a well-regarded effort about a visitor to a small farm whom the youngest family member accuses of being the devil. The Special Edition Blu-ray includes a brand new critic appreciation of the film, a television on-set report, a trailer and a good chuck of a 1987 documentary about the New Zealand film industry that deals specifically with Ward. M V D have some fu n B-movies arriving on Blu-ray. Abominable (2006) is about a killer Sasquatch that targets a paraplegic living in a remote cabin. The wheelchair-bound hero is more trouble than the monster expects. This 2-disc Special Edition includes two versions of the movie; the original and a new cut of the film with upgraded CGI. Both have been given a 2K transfer from the original camera negative, an audio commentary with the director and stars Matt McCoy and Jeffrey Combs, an introduction, featurettes, deleted scenes, outtakes, a couple of short films from the director, and even more. Looks like fun. T h e y a lso have a 2-disc Special Edition of the early Jea n- Claude Va n Da m me action veh icle, Lionheart (1990). In this effort, he plays a fighter who decides to turn the tables on the wealthy people who force him to compete in an underground circuit. Not

only does the Blu-ray includes an extended cut of the film, but also new, lengthy making-of documentaries featuring interviews with cast, crew and star Van Damme, archived interviews and docs, a director commentary and tons of publicity material. Still looking for more? Shout! Factory have a Bluray of the Madonna/Willem Dafoe erotic thriller, Body of Evidence (1993). The releasing includes the R-rated and Unrated versions. You can also pick up the Darkman Trilogy (1990-1996) Blu-ray set, which includes the original releases packaged together in one set. While they’ve put it out before, they’re also releasing a Collector’s Edition so-badit’s-good cult flick, Ninja III: The Domination (1984). The movie has been given a new 4K transfer, new interviews with the performers and crew and the previously available audio commentary from director Sam Firstenberg (Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, Revenge of the Ninja, American Ninja., Am e r i c a n Ninja 2: T h e Confrontation). Hmmm, there seems to be a theme running through a lot of his pictures. Kino are releasing some Special Edition Blu-rays too. They include Gross Anatomy (1989) and Jack the Giant Killer (1962). The first includes a director commentary and the second two cuts of the film with a film historian audio track. Additionally, they are delivering The Late Great Planet Earth (1979) narrated by Orson Welles. Finally, the company are putting out a new 4K restoration of the early Paul Verhoeven foreign-language feature, Spetters (1980). The Blu-ray also includes a director commentary and a few other interesting bonuses. And there’s more. Criterion have Manila in the Claws of Light (1975). It’s about a young fisherman searching for his girlfriend who has disappeared after seeking work in a nearby village. The new Blu-ray includes a 4K digital restoration of the movie from the Philippine Film Council, an introduction from Martin Scorcese, docu ment a r ies about the film’s director and


DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 the making of the movie itself and other extras. Scream Team Releasing are putting out a Special Collectors Edition Blu-ray/DVD combo of the slasher homage, The Sleeper (2012). It includes a couple of versions of the movie and presumably other bonuses. Universa l have decide to prem iere a few of their catalog titles o n B lu - r ay. The includes t he comedy Casual Sex? (1988), featuring Lea Thompson, Victoria Jackson and Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay. Additionally, you can now pick up the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Danny Devito comedy, Junior (1994) in high definition. Finally and perhaps most interestingly, Universal are releasing More American Graffiti (1979) on Blu-ray. Set in the late 60s, this somewhat forgotten sequel to the George Lucas classic featured another director behind the camera and doesn’t quite work (only a couple of the four interlaced stories work), but it does have

a few interesting sequences and show viewers what happened to the various characters chronicled in the original after they go their separate ways. Warner Archives are putting out a Blu-ray of the Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall comedy/rom a nce, D e s i g n i n g Woman (1957). And finally, on a completely different note, Full Moon Entertainment are giving their horror picture, Curse of the Puppet Master (1998), a high definition upgrade.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some releases that hope to entertain small humans. Daniel T i g e r ’ s Neighborhood D o u b l e Feature: Daniel Goes Camping and Tiger Family Trip Dinosaur Train: Meeting New Friends (PBS Kids) Nickelodeon Favorites: Great Summer Campout! Sherlock Gnomes Splash and Bubbles: One Big Ocean (PBS Kids)

Vo l t r o n : L e g e n d a r y Defenders: Seasons 1 & 2

And these are the week’s TV-themed releases. An c i e n t A l i e n s: 10 t h A n n iver sa r y Col lection (History) Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block: Season 3 Columbo: The Complete Series D r. Q uin n : Me di c in e Woman: The Complete Series Frontline: Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia (PBS) Menace & Murder: A Lydia La Plante Collection Nature: Natura l Bor n Rebels (PBS) Night Man: Compete Collection (90s superhero series) The Office: The Complete Series (US Show) One Day at a Time: Season 3 Orange is the New Black: Season 5 Portlandia: Season 8 Power: Season 4 Step by Step: Season 1 (Warner Archive) Suits: Season 7 Will & Grace: The Revival: Season 1

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting proposals for: Electrical Engineering Services for Transmission and Distribution Systems As more particularly set out in the RFP documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Ronald Caviggia, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1235; email: frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov. Copies of the proposal may also be accessed at www.gallupnm.gov/Bids . Sealed proposals for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME)on July 12, 2018 whenproposals will be received in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the RFP Number. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED PROPOSALS will be accepted, and proposals submitted after the specified date and time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated the 13th Day of June 2018


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2018, June 15, 2018, June 22, 2018, and June 29, 2018. *** P.T.D. ORDER NO.18-07 May 31, 2018 ORDER EXTENDING CERTAIN DEADLINES PROPERTY TAX DIVISION STATE ASSESSED PROPERTIES BUREAU, STATE OF NEW MEXICO Pursuant to my authority under Section 7-38-85 NMSA 1978, I hereby extend the following deadline found in Section 7-3820 of the Property Tax Code with respect to the 2018-tax year only: 1) The deadline to allocate and certify valuations to county assessors is extended from June 1, 2018 to June 7, 2018. Done this 31st day of May 2018 PUBLISH: Friday, June 15, 2018 Friday, June 22, 2018 Friday, June 29, 2018 *** Pursuant of the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act, the following Items will be sold or disposed of In order to satisfy a lien for Delinquent rent and/or related Charges. Property is located at: Sunrise Self Storage 3000 W. Hwy 66 and/or 2610 E. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-722-7989 For more information. Last Known Address of Tenant: Lupe Chee PO Box 8082 Albuq. NM 87198

PUBLIC NOTICE The Gallup Housing Authority hereby announces that our of ice will be closed to the public the week of June 18, 2018 through June 22, 2018 due to internal staff training. Staff will not be scheduling appointments, taking walk in’s, processing Public Housing applications, processing Section Eight and VASH voucher applicants, or answering incoming calls during this time. Normal of ice hours will resume on Monday June 25, 2018. For any Tenants of the Gallup Housing Authority who are wishing to place a work order request, please call our maintenance line at (505) 722-5000. The maintenance line will remain open for maintenance requests only. For any additional information, please call our main of ice at (505) 722-4388 or stop by the Gallup Housing Authority located at 203 Debra Dr. Gallup, NM 87301.

Vacuum, Shelf, Toys, Chair Boxes & Bags of Misc. Items Robert Garcia Jr. 693 Murray Dr. Gallup, NM 87301 Couch, Toys, Baby Items Boxes & Bags of Misc. Items Delphine Upshaw PO Box 215 Houck, Ariz. 86506 Mattress, weed trimmer Boxes & Bags of Misc. Items Items may be viewed on the day Of sale only. CASH ONLY Please call office to verify info. Sale May Be Cancelled By Right of Lien Holder *** LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ORDINANCE PASSAGE BY TITLE AND SUMMARY ORDINANCE NO. C2018-8 PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the governing body of the City of Gallup, New Mexico, at its regular meeting of June 12, 2018 passed, adopted and approved the following entitled Ordinance: AN ORDINANCE Amending title 1, chapter 13, section 4 of the gallup city code by adding a new sub-section g which imposes a $100 bench warrant fee on defendants in municipal court whose arrest is commanded by a bench warrant and providing for an effective date. The purpose and subject matter of the Ordinance is contained in the title. A complete copy of the Ordinance is on file in the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall. CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO By: Clerk

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 15-21, 2018 FRIDAY, June 15 SBDC A QUICKBOOKS WORKSHOP SERIES SBDC will host a Quickbook workshop series, 9am-12pm. 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 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

STORY TIME 10:30am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7pm @ Main Branch. Popcorn served. This week’s film: TBD. THURSDAY, June 21 SBDC WORKSHOP SBDC hosts New Mexico Workers’ Compensation and CRS Tax workshop. 9:30am1pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce (Meeting Room) 106 W. Hwy. 66. Call (505)7222220.

MEDIA LAB 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. This week: YouTube videos, podcasts, and short films. Call (505) 726-6120 or childlib@ gallupnm.gov

CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD.


LIFE’S HEALING CHOICES Freedom from any addiction, 8 weeks/8 biblical truths. Starts Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 pm, Journey Church Gallup, 501 S. 3rd St. (free of charge to attendees. Ends June 31. Info. (505) 870-0905.

STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am@ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. SUNDAY, June 17 GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY MEETING 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)870-1942. 151 St. Hwy 564. MONDAY, June 18 GMCS GMCS Board Meeting, SSC Boardroom. TUESDAY, June 19 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. WEDNESDAY, June 20 FUN WALK AND RUN Crownpoint Chapter 2nd Annual Community Day Celebration, Fun Walk and Run. On-site registration at 7am; walk begins at 8am. Location: Crownpoint Chapter House. Call (505) 786-2372. CALENDAR


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. 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 Rehoboth 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: 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. FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING On June 22, Food Handlers Training by the Office of Environmental Health, 10am. Mariano Lake Chapter and Mariano Lake Community School. 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. TOUR DE REZ On June 24, the Tour de Rez kicks off. There will be a brand new race on the 13-mile Valley drive in Monument Valley (late afternoon). There will be tech shirts, awards (including youth, masters and senior divisions), and postrace food. Call Tom (928) 429-0345. 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. NAVAJO NATION URANIUM COMMISSION MEETING On June 28, 9am-5pm Navajo Nation Uranium Commission Meeting. Community members attend the meeting to voice your concern and receive updates. Mariano Lake Chapter and Mariano Lake Community School. TOUR DE REZ On July 7-9, there will be a ride to the North Rim, Grand Canyon crossing and a bike ride from Desert View to Cameron. It will conclude with some trail service at LCR Tribal Park. 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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