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uestions remained unanswered as this issue was going to press about the status of Phillip Hart as police chief for the city if Gallup. The one thing that is known for sure is that Hart was not at his job this week as reports began circulating that he had been suspended or possibly fired. Neither Police Capt. Marinda Spencer nor city officials were answering questions about his status or if he would be returning as police chief after his suspension. City officials have been very
reluctant to comment on the Hart situation. City attorney Curtis Hayes declined to comment, referring callers to Mary Ann Ustick, the city manager, who has also declined to give out any details. This isn’t the first time that city officials have taken disciplinary action against Hart during the three years he has served as police chief. In 2017, he was placed on administrative leave for an unspecified time after he told city officials that they were violating state law by having uncertified community service aides log in intoxicated people into the Gallup Detox Center. City officials have never
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add ressed why Ha r t wa s placed on administrative leave which has caused more tension between him and City Hall. Several months later, he filed a lawsuit against the city claiming that placing him on administrative leave was a violation of the federal whistleblowers law which protects individuals who report a wrongdoing. The suit claimed that putting him on leave, the city prevented him from carrying out his duties as police chief. He has asked for damages. A trial on the matter is set to begin on April 2 in district court. Hart came back from the administrative leave but the dispute continued to go on for several months as it ended in a court decision supporting the city’s position, although Hart also took steps to make sure that there was a certified police officer available to formally log in people to the detox center to comply with state law. A former DEA agent, Hart’s term as police chief has not been met w it h u n iver sa l suppor t among the police department personnel, some of whom expressed privately their concerns about his rigid views on the running of the department. He has also had problems in dealing with the press since coming on board with reporters saying it is a lot harder now
Phillip Hart. File Photo getting incident reports than it was before Hart took over as police chief. When he was hired, one of the key factors in his favor was his background in drug enforcement. As Gallup has had a long-standing problem with drug dealers, city officials were reportedly hoping that he would be able to reduce the problem here. And although drug arrests have increased since he came here, the problem hasn’t gotten any better as most of those who have been arrested without any significant jail time, have gone back to dealing drugs. One of the positive things
he has done has been the creation of a rapid response team that has been called upon to help in situations where violence may occur. The team has been called out numerous times during the last year. O ver t he pa st severa l months, Hart has reportedly been looking for jobs elsewhere and had applied to be police chief in Albuquerque, among other places. As to who is in charge of the police department while Hart is gone, no one is saying. In the past when that has occurred, the authority has passed down to Franklin Boyd, the department’s deputy chief.
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BLM seeks bids for new public off-range pastures for wild horses and burros
NEW PASTURES WILL PROVIDE FREE-ROAMING ENVIRONMENT FOR ANIMALS IN OVERPOPULATED HERDS Staff Reports
ASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management announced June 20that it is seeking proposals
for new public off-range pastures that provide a free-roaming env ironment for wild horses removed from Western public lands while also allowing for regular public visitation. The announcement is part
of the BLM’s effort to address the growing overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public rangelands. As of March 1, the wild horse and burro population on public lands was estimated at 81,951 animals, which
is more than triple the number of animals the land can support in conjunction with other legally mandated land uses. This chronic overpopulation increases the risk of damage to rangeland resources and raises the chances of starvation and thirst for animals in overpopulated herds. New public off-range pastures are a more cost-effective and efficient approach to managing costs for animals in holding while providing the
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Jailed man’s attempt to work from inside backfires Staff Report
yan Westman was back in the news this week for reportedly trying to get associates to retaliate against a witness. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of A manda Romero, 29, of Gallup and Benjamin Gonzales, 25, of Gallup for conspiracy. Westman is currently residing in the McKinley County Adu lt Det ent ion Cent er, charged with multiple charges, including murder. But before he was brought back to Gallup, he was sitting in the San Juan County Jail after he attempted to avoid arrest by fleeing to Farmington where he was later arrested by U.S. Marshals. According to a police report filed in the McKinley County Sheriff”s Office, Robert Turney, a sheriff investigator, suspicion had been raised about telephone calls Westman had made while at the San Juan County jail. All phone calls made to and from inmates were taped and available to police. Turney said he looked at Westman’s call record at the Gallup jail and discovered two phone numbers which he wanted to see if Westman had called while in the other jail. It turned out he didn’t make any phone calls to those numbers using his account but San Juan jail officials found one of those numbers used under a nother inmate’s account number. When Turney listened to the tape of the phone calls to Romero’s phone, he determined that both she and Gonzales had talked to Westman on that
Ryan Westman number and that Westman had used another inmate’s account in an effort to keep law enforcement from hearing what was said. In his report, Turney said he could hear Westman soliciting Romero and Gonzales to retaliate against an individual who was a witness to the murder of Mitchell Chavez back in January. He said both Romero and Gonzales can then be heard saying they were not going to allow the witness to testify against him. Gonzales told Westman during the conversation, said Turney, that he drove by the witness’s house “waving a gun and will do it again.” Gonza les then told Westman their plan was to pin the murder on the witness. Westman can also be heard in the tape, said Turney, telling Romero that the witness helped him murder Chavez. Also during the conversation, said Turney, Westman can be heard admitting that he had shot another person by the name of Rusty because “he had a reason to shoot him.”
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Gallup Police Department investigators comb the scene where a stabbing took place in front of Big Lots in the American Heritage Plaza June 20. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Man stabbed at shopping plaza Staff Reports
30-year-old Native A mer ica n ma n is in stable condition Thursday after being stabbed June 20 at the Safeway Supermarket. Ga l lup Pol ice Capt a i n Marinda Spencer said details
were still limited since the report on the incident had not come in, but call logs indicated that the victim had received moderate injuries as a result of a confrontation with the suspect who then fled after the stabbing. His condition when medica l person nel a r r ived on
the scene was serious, she said, adding that he had to be treated for uncontrollable bleeding. She added that the police have a suspect in custody who was being questioned Thursday mor ning but no charges had been filed at that time.
setting. The pastures will also provide opportunities for the public to adopt animals into private care in order to help reduce the number of animals in holding. One or more public offrange pasture contracts will be awarded and each pasture must accommodate at least 100 to 500 wild horses. Selected participants will be contracted by the BLM to provide humane care for up to 10 years. Proposals will be accepted through July 10, from the following states: Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma and Wyoming. A ll applica nts a re required to possess a Dun a n d B r a d s t r e e t nu m b e r authorizing them to conduct business with the Federal Gover n ment. T hese ca n be obt a i ned at w w w.d nb. com. Applicants are then asked to access the System for Award Management, at www.
sa m.gov. There is no fee involved. To obtain the bid solicitation: (1) go to www.fedconnect.net; (2) click on “Search Public Opportunities”; (3) under Search Criteria, select “Reference Nu mber”; (4) enter the solicitation number “L15PS00182”; and (5) click Search” and the solicitation information will appear. The solicitation form describes what applicants should submit and where to send application information. For assistance, please contact Kemi Ismael at (202) 9127098 or email@example.com. Ms. Ismael can assist with general questions and/or coordinate a meeting between applicants and a local BLM contracting officer and small business specialist. A list of frequently asked questions with additional information is available at: www.blm.gov/whb. To learn more about adopting a wild horse or burro online, visit the new Online Corral at https:// wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/
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Laguna man sentenced for second degree murder Staff Reports
L BUQU ERQU E – Jeffrey Antonio, 36, an enrolled member a nd re sident of Laguna Pueblo, N.M., was sentenced June 21 in federal court in Albuquerque to 20 years of imprisonment for his second-degree murder conviction. Antonio will serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Cha rge Willia m McClure of District IV of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services, and Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, III. A nt on io wa s i nd ic t ed on March 23, 2016, on a second-degree murder charge. The indictment alleged that Antonio committed the offense on July 31, 2015, on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation in Bernalillo County, N.M. A federal jury found Antonio guilty on the sole count of the indictment on April 19, 2017, after a three day trial. The evidence at trial established that on July 31, 2015, Antonio was driving a truck on the Sandia Pueblo Indian Reservation when he swerved into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on
Jeffrey Antonio into another vehicle, injuring the driver and killing the passenger. Law enforcement officers who responded to the scene of the crash observed a cold fourpack of beer in Antonio’s truck that was missing two cans and noted that Antonio smelled of alcohol. The results of a blood test at a hospital following the crash revealed that Antonio had a BAC of .19. During the trial, the jury learned that Antonio has two prior convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol; one in 2008 and another in 2011, which required that Antonio complete a first offender program. The program incorporates educational aspects of the risks associated with driving while impaired. This ca se wa s investigated by the Northern Pueblos Agency of the BIA’s Office of Justice Services and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Spindle and Michael D. Murphy prosecuted the case.
Chinle man sentenced to prison for involuntary manslaughter Staff Reports
HOEN I X – Sa njay Nelson, 25, of Chinle, Ariz., was sentenced J u n e 18 b y U. S . District Judge John J. Tuchi to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for recklessly killing a man on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Nelson had previously pleaded guilty NEWS
to involuntary manslaughter. The incident occurred on May 1, when Nelson’s sawedoff shotgun accidentally discharged as the victim was handing the firearm back to Nelson. The victim died as a result of injuries sustained from the gunshot wound. Both Nelson a nd the v ictim were enrolled member of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.
Senior center’s vehicle stolen, later recovered Staff Reports
HOREAU – The McKinley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a brawl-in at the Thoreau Senior Citizen Center during which a vehicle belonging to the organization was stolen. Deputy J. Bowman said he was dispatched to the center about 6:49 a.m. on June 13 after officials at the center came to work and noticed that their garage door was open. They found some sensor lights damaged. Nothing was missing from the building but the organization’s Ford Explorer was gone. Bowman found a window on the north end of the garage that had been opened about 8 inches, enough to allow a thin person to enter. Officials at the center said that whoever broke in found the keys to the car in the office.
Stock image Bowman said the vehicle was recovered later that morning abandoned on Castle Rock Road. The vehicle had heavy front-end damage. A check of the surroundings revealed two sets of footprints leading away from the vehicle going south onto the pavement. No suspects were located.
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Gallup Sun • Friday June 22, 2018
President Begay approves $3 million in construction contracts Staff Reports
INDOW ROCK—President Russell Begaye on Monday signed seven contracts totaling more than $3 million to fund new construction projects, as well as appraisals and assessments of other projects across the Navajo Nation. The contracts, which come with a total price tag of $3,052,309, will help fund a variety of projects benefiting the Navajo people. “When we spend Navajo dollars, we’re looking for projects that directly benefit the people while also keeping an eye on the future,” President Begaye said. The contracts include: $2.4 million with Showlow Construction for a parking lot and access road at the Little Colorado River Tribal Park. $447,620 with Arrow Indian Contractors, Inc., for the Kaibeto Road project. $86,538 with Arviso Construction Company, Inc., to develop traditional healing grounds for the Gallup Outpatient Treatment Center. $68,500 for archeological, environmental and biological clearance at N6910 in Leupp.
President Russell Begaye $40,333 for restroom ramps in the Central Agency. $15,957 for furniture at the Office of Background Investigations. $2,650 with Speedy’s Septic Service for appraisal services in Chinle.
Vanderwagen man pleads guilty to child sex crime charge Staff Reports
L BUQU ERQU E – Rona ld George, 47, a n e n r o l l e d member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Vanderwagen, N.M., pled guilty June 15 in federal court in Albuquerque to an abusive sexual contact charge. George entered the guilty plea under a plea agreement that recommends that he be sentenced to a term of imprisonment within the range of 78 to 97 months followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. George will be required to register as a sex offender after completing his prison sentence. George was arrested on April 18, 2017, on an indictment charging him with sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 years between Feb. 4, 2014 and Sept. 21, 2015, on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County, N.M. During today’s proceedings, George pled guilty to a
Ronald George felony information charging h i m w it h a bu sive s ex u a l cont a c t . I n ent er i ng t he guilty plea, George admitt ed t h a t bet ween Feb. 4, 2014 and Sept. 21, 2015, he engaged in sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 years while on the Navajo Indian Reservation. George remains in custody pending a sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
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U.S. action toward migrants along border ignites moral showdown across the nation By Laura Paskus NM Political Report
ornillo, Texas, is a desert town east of El Paso, just 89 miles f rom L a s Cr uce s. Fewer than 2,000 residents were recorded living there in the 2010 Census. But it hosts a port of entry across the U.S.-Mexico border—one that exposes the increasingly urgent moral battle over migration and human rights. La st week, the Tr u mp administration announced a new facility at the port of entry to temporarily hold immigrant children separated from their parents. According to a story in the Texas Tribune, HHS is erecting tents in Tornillo for the children and teens. Reporter Bob Moore, former editor of the El Paso Times, noted that while the federal government uses the name Tornillo Land Point of Entry, it actually has a different name: The Marcelino Serna Port of Entry. In 2016, it was re-dedicated and named for a Mexican immigrant who was “Texas’ most decorated soldier in WWI,” Moore wrote. The tents—constructed
to address overcrowding at existing facilities—and the separations are par t of a “zero tolerance” policy U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier this year. All migrants caught entering the U.S. illegally are now prosecuted for a misdemeanor in the criminal court system, rather than deported. The government takes parents to a detention facility and places children U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) custody, from which they can only be released to a family member, guardian or foster family in the U.S. Under another new, vague policy, people seeking asylum under the legal immigration process are separated from their children, as well. Separating families is a plan the administration considered for more than a year. In March 2017, then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told CNN fear of separation would deter migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. During a recent visit to t he border, Gov. Su sa n a Martinez told the Albuquerque Jour nal she suppor ts the
Trump administration’s policy. “We don’t let people who break the law continue to be out breaking the law simply
because they have children,” Martinez told the reporter. Not all elected officials in New Mexico share that
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BARGAINING CHIPS U.S. Sen. Tom Udall criticized Trump for using children as a “bargaining chip to try and extract his anti-immigrant agenda and to build his unnecessary and offensive border wall.” O n F r id ay, t he pre sident tweeted: “The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their horrible and cruel legislative agenda. Any Immigration Bill MUST HAVE full funding for the Wall, end Catch & Release, Visa Lottery and Chain, and go to Merit Based Immigration. Go for it! WIN!” Saturday morning, Trump took to social media again, writing: “Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. Democrats are good at only three things, High Taxes, High Crime and Obstruction. Sad!” Trump is misleading the American people about the policy of separation, Udall said: “He has escalated this punitive
practice and he could end it in a matter of minutes.” There is no law requiring the separation of children from their parents at the border, Udall said, and he’s called for congressional hearings on what he called a “coldhearted and immoral decision” by Trump, Sessions and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Udall has also been trying to understand how and why the administration is carrying out the policy and how many children are being detained. T h e s e n a t o r ’s o f f i c e requested information from the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement about separated children, including the number of children, their age, gender and country of origin. They have yet to receive adequate answers. “The limited specifics we have are heart-wrenching and appalling: according to information provided to my office, HHS has shared estimates that, in just over a month, more than 1,600 children have been torn away from their parents and put in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement,” he said. “And according to reports, at a converted detention facility in Brownsville, Texas,
The data that the Office of Refugee Resettlement said it currently had available in response to requests from Udall children are being held for an average of 52 days – 52 days at a facility where they spend approximately 22 hours a day locked inside.” F r iday, the A ssociated Press reported 2,000 children were separated from their parents along the border between April 19 and May 31, according to the Department of Homeland Security. “Treating these defenseless children—many of whom are with families seeking asylum from horrific circumstances— like they are criminals is simply unconscionable,” Udall said. W hen a sked how New Mexicans can respond, the senator suggested people call their elected officials and the White House and speak up within their communities.
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Along with his colleague U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and dozens of other senators, Udall has introduced the Keep Families Together Act, a bill to stop the Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border in this way. “The policy is immoral, cruel, and ineffective,” Udall said. Heinrich said he has closely followed the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2014, he toured temporary facilities for undocumented parents and children in Artesia, and in 2016, visited the temporary facility at Holloman Air Force Base for unaccompanied minors—children and teens who travel across the border without parents or guardians. What’s happening now is different. And he called the “inhumane” policy of separating children from their families “ineffective and immoral.” The Keep Families Together Act, he said, would stop the Depa r tment of Homela nd Security from taking children from their parents at the border. Another bill he co-sponsored, the Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act, would protect minor children left alone after their parents have been arrested or detained by U.S. immigration authorities, he said. “I have heard from New Mexicans across the state who are scared and worried about these heartless policies, and
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have a unique perspective to share on this issue,” he said. “I encourage them to call on lawmakers to hold hearings, push for laws that protect children and continue to make their voices heard.” Heinrich added, “We cannot sit silent.” Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has also been tracking the issue. “We need to ensure all immigrants are treated with respect when they come to the countr y,” Pearce said. “Separating families is not the solution to the many problems that exist in our broken immigration system.” The system has not changed under the Trump administration, he said. “When a child is separated from a parent, the Department of Health and Human Services tries to place the child in the most appropr iate setting, whether that is with a family member who is in the country legally or in foster care.” he said. “Border Patrol agents do all they can to ensure that a child is not being placed in a dangerous environment.” Asked about the conditions of the facilities and the qualifications of those working with the children, Pearce said he was “confident that the individuals working these facilities are qualified to carry out their duties.” Pearce said Congress must “come together to make meaningful changes to the immigration system so these problems will not persist in the future.” He also encouraged people with specific concerns about a specific case to contact his office to “ensure that all proper protocols and procedures are being followed accordingly.” Pearce is leaving his congressional seat to run for governor against U.S. Rep. Michelle
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OPINIONS New Mexico’s Homegrown Success red tape. With these improvements in place, we have helped dozens of companies grow and created thousands of new jobs for New Mexicans. But, the dialogue around our economic development tools is, oftentimes, not rooted in fact. The fact is, our programs have been utilized for the benefit of hard-working New Mexicans and existing businesses across the state. In fact, a significant percentage of our support goes to in-state
By Matt Geisel Cabinet Secretary, NM Economic Development Department
nder t he lea dership of Gover nor M a r t i n e z , we’ v e streng thened our existing economic development tools and launched more. We’ve cut taxes and fees 57 times, and made New Mexico more business-friendly by slashing unnecessary regulations and
companies. Since 2011, 68% of JTIP companies and 57% of LEDA companies have been homegrown New Mexico firms. The expenditure of these funds further bears this out. Over the same period, 75% of JTIP appropriations and 40% of LEDA appropriations have assisted in the expansion of businesses already located in New Mexico. While these tools primarily help our local businesses, they
are designed to assist a broad array of companies: they help small businesses with only a handful of employees and large enterprises adding thousands of jobs. With these tools our homegrown businesses like PESCO, Jack’s Plastic Welding, Descartes Labs, Wholesome Valley Foods, UbiQD, Mount Taylor Manufacturing and many more are thriving.
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF JUNE 25
On June 28, enjoy the benefits of the Strawberry Moon also called the Honey Moon or Full Rose Moon. In North American, the appearance of the full moon signals the time to gather strawberries. Madame G recommends that you spend some time looking for ripe fruit. There’s nothing like the smell of strawberries. When life gives you strawberries…eat them and enjoy!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
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Life is an adventure. You may be the prince of planning, but you’re more than capable of a little non-plan fun. Don’t confuse planning with preparation. Those are two separate issues. One is important and helps you map out a destination—it’s easy to get lost in details. Preparation allows you to successfully complete your journey. You can do anything, but a little planning helps.
Stop hating yourself. When you project anger out on the world around you, it bounces right back into your face. You can do whatever it takes to live the life of someone you believe in. Don’t just give up with the world. Apathy isn’t cool. Don’t give up on yourself. Show yourself that you’re worth it and head on over for a grand time. You can do this, just let go and smile.
What will they think of next? Don’t just get down in the dumps keep looking towards the forest. If you’re too trapped in the details, you may find that life is very frustrating. When you take a step you discover the beauty of the forest. You have less to worry about that you imagine. Don’t get so lost in the muck that you forget to face the sun.
Enjoy this upcoming Full Moon.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
How long must your journey take? It lasts as long as you need. There is no time limit to the potential you can accomplish. You have more to offer than just hard work. Inside the straight edged fabric of your life is the heart of poet. You should set yourself free to sing whatever tune you want. There is more to life than perfect scores. Good luck!
What a perfect adventure! There’s nothing like heading out to discover more about yourself, your family, and your culture. Family lore is outrageously fun and sometimes tragic. Keep shifting until you find the answers. This is the perfect time to cut loose and live the life of your dreams. Don’t be afraid to have a little fun. It’s never too late or too early to have joy!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
What will you accomplish, if you feel you cannot fail? This doesn’t mean you won’t fail. But, consider an exercise where you allow yourself to win for once. Instead of always being in the background allow yourself to shoot forward. You know the never ending search for yourself should be exciting. You may experience pain. But, you will also experience joy. You can do it.
Don’t be afraid, dear Virgo! Life is a challenge and full of terrible moments. But, that makes the time and life we do have special. You know what’s right. You know what’s worth doing and what isn’t. Keep your head up and keep moving forward. This is the chance you’ve been waiting for. Keep your head up and keep looking for the stars. You’ve got this.
Consider taking charge of your life. Don’t live the lie that is always swarming around: “I can’t.” You are capable of living the life of your dreams. Take charge of yourself and do what you know is right. Get out there make hell and have fun. Now is the time to face life as it is and live a little. Get jiggy with it!
Strawberry season is here. Where are the fruits of your labor? Now is the time to go out and look for the wonders of the season. Don’t get trapped behind the desk. Don’t hide yourself away from your dreams. The albatross across your neck does not define you. Though it appears like all the light has been cast from the room, this too shall pass. Keep going. Don’t stop.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) What makes you happy? You are the hero of those in your life. If you want to life this life to be more than you imagine it could be, you must be willing to give back as well. You can’t just consume in this world. You must create and give back. Farmers are vital because we rely on the fruits of their labor. What do you tend?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You have a rowdy, loud, and brash laugh dear Aquarius, let those around you hear it more. Sit back and revel in the recent accomplishments that you have achieved. Enjoy the mayhem others create. Be yourself but don’t forget to live the happy life.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It may be a confusing time for you Pisces, your time off might be over. Look ahead with enthusiasm towards the future. Do not let recent shortcomings slow down your progress. Move forward whilst standing on the shoulders of giants.
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HOMEGROWN | FROM PAGE 13 Under Governor Martinez’ leadership, we’ve established new tools like Innovation Vo u c h e r s , t h e C r e d i t Enhancement Program, and SBIR Matching Grants – all to benefit our local businesses. We have also established the Catalyst Fund, a $40 million partnership with the State Investment Council that focuses on helping homegrown New Mexico technology startups grow and thrive. The Catalyst Fund has partnered with Arrowhead Innovation Fund, ABQid and more to support entrepreneurs and early-stage startups that contribute to New Mexico’s culture of innovation.
We’re proud when we see our homegrown companies succeed. Meow Wolf is expanding to other markets and they use JTIP and LEDA to create manufacturing jobs. El Pinto recently used LEDA and expanded its Bernalillo County manufacturing facility to meet the increasing demand for their products. Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory has expanded its facility and created ten new jobs to increase their feta cheese production by 50%. Our economic development tools not only support loca l homegrow n companies, but also help augment the economic footprint of global companies in rural New Mexico. Companies like Raytheon, Southwest Cheese
and Facebook are succeeding in r ura l New Mex ico and hiring local talent. Both homegrown and large corporations strengthen our local economy for hardworking New Mexicans. Economic Development is a marathon, not a sprint, and we are seeing the fruits of our efforts over the course of Governor Martinez’ administration. By continuing to utilize these tools and supporting these proven programs, we can make New Mexico even more competitive and help more of our homegrown companies, startups, and entrepreneurs thrive. The progress we’re seeing in New Mexico shows what we can achieve when we work together to make New Mexico business-friendly.
Seven Habits of the Self-Aware Leader
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! Part 5: Building Trust Contributor – Reverend Lorelei Kay
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 tomor row a nd lead the next generation of leaders. The integration of past ex per ience s a nd cu r rent opportunities inform your “leadership vision” within any organization. Self-aware leaders possess a deeper
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understa nding of what is required to succeed, this deeper connection ensures the “vision” will continue to grow and prosper into the future. 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 5 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.
Let your voice be heard on nuke waste
ditor, With the prospect of having high-level radioactive nuclear waste coming to New Mexico from over 100 nuclear reactors and other potential sources located all over the United States, residents of McKinley County and Gallup have an opportunity to weigh in on the decisions that will determine this outcome. The proposed transportation routes are on Interstate 40 and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad which go through the Heart of Gallup. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulation Commission (NRC) and Holtec International, the company that wants to build the waste site, the proposed Consolidated Interim Storage Facility (CISF) will be located in Lea County in Southeastern New Mexico, approximately 35 miles Northeast of Carlsbad and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is also located. On February 14, 2014 a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico which was one of the costliest nuclear accidents in U.S. history with the long-term cost of the mishap that could top $2 billion. Thousands of tons of radioactive waste that were headed for the dump were backed up in other states that had shipments ready for transport. It was noted that the WIPP incident was caused by cat litter which is used to soak up liquid nuclear waste. Even with the rise of solar power as a popular alternative for energy there are still 61 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 99 nuclear reactors in 30 U.S. states. The newest nuclear reactor to enter service, Watts Bar Unit 2 with 1,150 MW net summer electricity generating capacity, began commercial operation in October 2016.
Two new nuclear reactors are actively under construction: Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Georgia. Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque (NM), houses a storage facility hosting over 2,000 nuclear weapons, the largest in the world. On the Navajo Nation, there are over 1,000 abandoned uranium mines sites with many waste sites exposed and unreclaimed. Ironically, there are local mines that have been designated for reactivation in the Church Rock and Crownpoint (NM) regions so, along with other (non-)active regional mines, the waste will be plentiful for a long time to come. The Environmental Review Schedule begin with the Notice of Intent to Conduct Scoping and Prepare Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on March 30, 2018. A Public Scoping meeting was held in Gallup on May 21 with over 100 individuals attending and giving their comments that will be used for the Final EIS by the NRC. 37 attendees spoke with only one speaker in favor of the proposed transportation route. The public can still submit their comments on the proposed transportation routes and any other concerns they may have about Holtec International’s T r a n s por t at ion propo s a l and HI-STORE Consolidated I nter i m Stora ge Fa ci l it y Project, Docket ID NRC-20180052, Deadline: July 30, 2018, to: https: //www.nrc.gov/ waste/spent-fuel-storage/cis/ holtec-international.html FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Caverly, Of f ice of Nuclear Material Safety a n d S afe gu a r d s, U. S . Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC, 20555-0001; telephone: 301-415-7674; e-mail: <Jill. Caverly@nrc.gov>. Mervyn Tilden Church Rock, N.M.
Stamping out cancer LOCAL TEAMS RACE TO RAISE FUNDS
Gloria Rosales, a seven-year survivor of breast cancer, tears up during the reading of a poem about cancer at the opening of Relay For Life in downtown Gallup June 15. Relay for Life is an annual charity event that raises funds for cancer research. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo By Dee Velasco For the Sun
u r v ivor s ma ke it personal, Scientists make it happen, Teams make it possible.” These sentiments were felt at the Annual American Ca ncer Society Relay For
L i fe held a t t he Ga l lup McKinley County Downtown Cou r thouse Squa re, Ju ne 15-16. This yea r’s theme wa s “Christmas in June – Wrapping up a Cure,” where numerous Relay For Life teams came and set up their own Christmas scenes at their booths. Teams such as: Big Dreams, Team
Navajo, A Family Affair, to name a few held their own concession stands to do their part in raising money for the relay. The event took off with a color guard /f lag ceremony followed by a survivor blessing, which led into the procession of fun events in hopes of raising money. A purse auction, Zumba, and luminaria
Luminarias with messages honoring cancer survivors, people fighting cancer currently, and people who lost their loves to cancer line the circular path around the courthouse square in Gallup Relay For Life participants walk June 15. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo COMMUNITY
ceremony with a quiet reflection were all a part of the festivities where a good abundance of supporters showed up – and cancer survivors as well. One cancer sur v ivor is Linda Shelton of Gallup, who is attending her twelfth relay. Shelton has sur v ived two types of cancer for the past eight years and has been the chairperson for the relay for the past 10 years. According to Shelton, her current treatment is going well. But, she recalled her mother’s battle with cancer, which took her quickly. “My mother’s cancer was so advance that they couldn’t identify it and it took her so fast,” she said. “For myself I had endometria and now I have lymphoma. I just take one pill every day and that is my treatment, and visit my doctor once a month. I use to see my doctor once a week but now just once a month and that’s definitely good news.” For Shelton, surviving cancer may not be understood by others, but she says the biggest support comes from her family and friends, which always hits home emotionally. “What helps me is the support of my friends and family,
which makes me cry,” she said, as tears flowed. “Right now my sister calls me every day she lives in Massachusetts, but I have a lot of friends and they take good care of me.” One of those friends is Pam Yardley of Gallup. She has worked as a counselor at Gallup High for the past 18 years, and is the logistics chair person for the relay. Her job entails gathering permits for the event, setting up the contracts, contacting the proper law enforcement, and doing the legwork for the relay. She became involved with the first relay in Gallup due to losing a close friend to breast cancer. “I n 2 0 0 9, I bec a me i n charge of the team for Gallup High and we’ve been doing it ever since to do our part. Everybody does a little bit and that all counts big,” she said. According to Yardley, this event is unique in the fact that most people have been touched by cancer in some form. When her friend had passed away from cancer, some of the she engaged in before she died were experimental and they weren’t covered by insurance due to the fact they were just that – experimental. “People need to be informed about the causes … they need to be informed
CANCER | SEE PAGE 17
During the Relay For Life event in Gallup June 15, Cindy Vargas and her son Dylan Vargas find the luminaria honoring her mother Ruth Marquez who passed away from breast cancer in 2014. Cindy has battled breast cancer as well and is now eight months cancer free. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Gallup Sun • Friday June 22, 2018
Don - A former Vietnam Vet to be remembered. Also, Don is not his real name. It has been changed to protect his identity.
By Richard Kontz Special for the Sun
My wife and I operated a Christian Bookstore here in Gallup, NM from 2005 through June 2011. While we operated that store, I came in contact with many, many people from all walks of life and many of them were “street people or homeless” people. Here is a story of one of those life changing encounters. This a story about a man named Don he was a former Vietnam Veteran, he was a recovered alcoholic, he was a convicted felon and he was a man of God. There are 7 parts to this story. Parts 1 – 6 were written in 2011. The last par t 7 wasn’t written until May 31, 2016 – Memorial Day - because I had a hard time finishing the story. I don’t know whether he dead or not. But, I believe he deserves
There is this guy name Don. I first met Don when he came into the Bread of Life one day. He wasn’t dressed very nice and his clothes were a little “soiled”, he had shoulder length hair and he looked a little scary. Like a lot of street people, he had a backpack on and when he came in he wouldn’t make eye contact and walked quickly into the store and went to the Bible reference area in the back of the store. At that time [which was more than actually 3 years ago] we had adopted a strategy to deal with “people like him”. [Now, that I am finally writing about Don, I can see how “prejudice” we can all be at times based on someone’s outward appearance]. Unless the person was obviously under the influence we would let them look for
a short time and then approach them and ask if they needed help – this would normally result in them leaving shortly thereafter. Another thing is if they had a backpack we would ask them in a nice way to allow us to hold the backpack up front
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for them. Most would immediately leave at that point. Anyway, when I went up to Don and asked him if he needed any help and if I could hold his backpack up front for him – I fully expected a negative response just [here again being “prejudice”] based on his appearance. But, Don looked up from a book he was reviewing and said “sure here take it [the backpack] and he then said I do have some questions about the Bible references and commentaries. As we made eye contact, I saw some very tired eyes – eyes searching to see if I would seriously take some time to talk to him and answer his questions. “Eyes” that were searching for acceptance. So, as we talked and I answered his questions, I came to know that Don was “yes” staying at NCI [a rehab center] but that even though he was “staying” there he said he doesn’t drink or do drugs. He said he had been clean for quite some time. He said he had just arrived in town from Farmington and had no place to stay and he said all the guys on the street said go to NCI. He said as a matter of fact I am a Christian – I know you probably look at me and “say – yea right!” But, he continued and said my Pastor who is moving to Phoenix dropped me off, and I asked if I could catch a ride to Gallup as he passed through, so he dropped me off last week. He told me that “yes” he did use to drink and do drugs and
that for the last 7 years he had been working with this Pastor in Farmington at a rescue mission there. He had gone there to volunteer to help if he could after he got out of Prison. Again, he gave me that “searching” look to see what I would do. Then he looked at his watch and said, “oh, Man, I am late for my appointment at the VA – I got to go – where did you put my back pack I got to go!” I gave him his backpack and he dashed out the door. As I reflected on what he said that day, I thought well, we’ll see if he comes back. See, I am at times so judgmental of the street folks and the NCI clients, mainly because most of the time they only come in the store to ask for money; or to ask you to buy them something to eat; or to steal; or cause trouble. They will swear they don’t drink or I haven’t had any today, yet they smell like alcohol or sometimes are barely able to maintain their balance. Many times, if you don’t give in to their demands they create a big scene and other customers will all make a hasty exit from the store. Some of them even have good knowledge of the bible and can really put you on the spot with scripture. To be honest after the first contact with Don I didn’t really expect to see him again or if he did come in again I fully expected he might be drinking or wanting money. Part 1 of 7 in a series. If you wish to comment, the author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org COMMUNITY
CANCER | FROM PAGE 15 about what they can do to help themselves,” she said, “I’m the sponsor for Gallup’s “Students Against Destructive Decisions,” and people don’t know that alcohol abuse can cause liver cancer; smoking causes lung cancer as does marijuana; and it is about the choices you make. I want the kids to know that there are better choices than doing those things.” A Friday night candlelight vigil featured names written on luminarias to honor those who lost their battle with
cancer. Eighteen-year-old Dennis Tsosie of Yatahey was one of many who came to honor his late mother Angie Tsosie who had Stage 4 colon cancer. Recently graduating from Gallup high, his mother never got the chance to see him graduate having passed away December 2017. She was 47. Dennis Tsosie said the cancer came on quickly and took the family by surprise. “Being there the first day she was diagnosed and the last day when she passed away through the whole stages of it I was just traumatized,” he said. “I thought she would be at my
A cancer survivor holds the hand of a family member during the survivors lap kicking off Relay For Life in downtown Gallup June 15. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo
Debbie Wilson, left, and Chandra Graves, right, give haircuts for $5 at Relay For Life in Gallup June 15. All proceeds go towards the organization that raises money for cancer research. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo
graduation or even see me go off to college. But being here strengthens me in a very big way. I never really knew what Relay For Life was and why they raise money.” One tea m t hat helped raised money was “A Family A ffair.” Tammy Mecale of Gallup says her family also has also been touched by cancer. Being a collective effort to raise funds, Mecale says her family has been doing this for the past six years. Her brother James Mecale is a survivor of cancer. “We do this for him and for other family members that
unfortunately have lost their battle to cancer,” she said. The relay continued on for two days with a breakfast being held on the last day along with a box car race and closing ceremonies to wrap up the event. Inspiring words of encouragement were often placed strategically at the relay: Hope, Support, Care, Love, Fight, and Inspire. A ltogether the roughly 20 teams and participants for this year’s Relay For Life raised more than $53,000 and counting. For more information visit www.cancer.org
Red Rock community receives $1.6 million from the 23rd Navajo Nation Council for a new senior citizen center Staff Reports T S É L I C H Í Í ’, N . M . – Cou ncil Delegate Seth Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah,
Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh), Council Delegate Tom Chee (Shiprock), and President Russell Begaye had the honor of presenting
$1.6 million in funding to the Tsé Lichíí’ Chapter, also known
RED ROCK | SEE PAGE 18
Council Delegate Seth Damon, Council Delegate Tom Chee, and President Russell Begay present $1.5 million to the Tsé Lichíí’ Chapter for a new senior citizen cent in Red Rock, N.M. on June 20. Photo Credit: Courtesy COMMUNITY
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architecture and design phase, an additional $450,000 from the state’s Tribal Infrastructure as the Red Rock Chapter, to Fund, and $200,000 from the assist in constructing a new Navajo Area Agency on Aging senior citizen center for local program to cover the overall elderly people. cost of the project. Delegate Damon, who repDelegate Damon praised the resents the Tsé Lichíí’ com- efforts and hard work of the munity as a member of the chapter officials, Community 23 rd Navajo Nation Council, Land Use Planning Committee, acknowledged that it took Legislative District Assistant the combined efforts of many Lester Yazzie, and his Council individuals over several years colleagues. He added that his to secure approximately $2.3 next focus would be to improve million from various sources public safety and to improve for the design and construction roads within the six chapters of the 5,000 square-foot facility. that he represents. “When I took office, there Síhasin Fund Subcommittee were several individuals that member Delegate Chee, contold me that the community gratulated the community for wanted a new senior center and their achievement and said I told them that I couldn’t guar- he hopes the new center will antee that it would happen, but help build stronger family ties with all of your help in pushing and provide an atmosphere to this initiative forward, we are share cultural and traditional here today to celebrate the fact teachings. that the Red Rock community “I hope your community utiwill be getting a new senior lizes this senior center as a way center,” stated Delegate Damon, to reconnect our people, our who also noted that senior citi- children, and our grandchildren zens currently utilize the chap- through who we are by clan ter’s Head Start facility to serve and who we are as family. This meals and to provide activities should be a place of harmony, a for local elderly people. On aver- place of gratitude and thankfulage, the program serves 35 indi- ness that is open to our children viduals daily, he added. and elders,” said Delegate Chee. On April 17, the Navajo During the event, President Nation Council approved reso- Begaye recalled that as a memlution CAP-35-18, a $100 million ber of the 22nd Navajo Nation investment plan to fund power Council’s Trust Mismanagement lines, water lines, and various Litigation Task Force, he and capital improvement projects several Council members helped across the Navajo Nation. The to negotiate the settlement funding comes from theSíha- agreement with the federal govsin Fund, which was created ernment and said he is pleased to by the Council in 2014 when see many Navajo communities the Navajo Nation received $554 benefitting from the settlement million as part of a settlement funds. Other task force memagreement related to litigation bers included current Council over the federal government’s Delegates Walter Phelps, Alton historical mismanagement of Joe Shepherd, Leonard Tsosie, the Navajo Nation’s trust assets. Dwight Witherspoon, and forThe $100 million investment mer delegates Lorenzo Curley, plan included $1.6 million for Charles Damon, and Roscoe the Red Rock senior citizen Smith. center. In collaboration with Delegate Damon said the New Mexico State Sen. George chapter anticipates construcMuñoz (D – Dist. 4) and the tion of the new senior citizen Office of the President and center to begin in January 2019, Vice President, the chapter was following the completion of the able to secure $200,000 for the initial phases of the project.
MIGRANTS | FROM PAGE 12 Lujan Grisham. As chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Lujan Grisham has been a vocal critic of the separation policy. In May she called out the four federal agencies involved— the Justice Department, HHS, DHS and ORR—for being “illequipped” to ensure the well-being of children in custody. At a press conference in Washington, D.C. Friday morning commemorating the sixth anniversary of sixth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) prog ra m, Lu ja n Gr i sha m answered reporters’ questions about the separation policy. “There are no substantive defenses, no policy defenses to their current actions separating families and taking children away from their mothers and fathers at the border,” she said. “It just is another indication that they cannot govern, they are not interested in doing the right thing and they have nothing defensible about any of the current decisions this administration is making.” Lujan Grisham added that the Trump policies on separation are new. “It is not a Democratic policy, it was not an Obama policy, and they do everything they can to try to deflect from telling the truth,” she said. “They hide from the fact that they recklessly created the crisis by rescinding DACA—and they did it to try to extract political gain in the most draconian ways and to use immigrant and migrant families to try to do that.”
‘THE BIBLE TELLS US TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR’ On Thursday, Sessions defended the White House’s immigration policy to church leaders in Indiana, saying the
U.S. has an “historic opportunity to—finally—fix an immigration system that has been broken for decades.” He said “elites and Washington insiders have prioritized the interests of certain corporate interests and activist groups over what is best for the American people.” The Trump administration, he said, is “working to restore legality to the system” and attacked the media for “fake news” about the zero tolerance policy. Sessions said the policy of “short term separation of families is not unusual or unjustified” and cited the Bible: Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order. Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful. Immigration to the United States is not a right, he said, and Trump is keeping his word to “end the illegality and to fix our system.” Sessions added: “Some people in the media have chosen to attack us for enforcing the law. That doesn’t surprise me. But I’m not ashamed of the United States of America. I am not going to apologize for carrying out our laws. That is my duty.” Sessions a lso recently decided that immigration judges under the Department of Justice should not approve asylum for victims of domestic abuse and gang violence. The United Nations High Commissioner for Huma n Rights condemned the separation policy as “a serious violation of the rights of the child.” And leaders across faiths have condemned the policy. Friday, the New Mexico C o n fe r e n c e of C a t h o l ic Bishops a n nou nced its
support for Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conferences of Catholic Bishops who urged courts and policy makers to “respect and enhance, not erode” the county’s asylum system to protect women vulnerable to domestic violence and to keep families from being separated. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who represents much of northern New Mexico, blasted Sessions and the president’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, for citing scripture as justification for what he called a “heartless practice.” “The Bible tells us to love our neighbor: ‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt,’” Luján quoted. “There is simply no good reason for taking these children from their parents. If the President truly believes that separating families is wrong, as he has repeatedly said, then he must immediately abandon this policy.” He called the Trump administration’s decisions “inhumane and immoral.” Early next week, he’ll be visiting the district of Texas U.S. Rep. Filemón Vela with several other lawmakers. “We’ve already heard stories of children being ripped from their parents’ arms, mothers and fathers begging judges for updates on children they haven’t seen in weeks or even months, distraught children being held in conditions that no child should have to endure, and even of one father who took his own life rather than be separated from his children,” Luján said. “As a nation—as men and women of compassion—we cannot stand by while mothers literally have their children torn from them.” Visit: NMPoliticalReport. com
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Lab dinos face extinction in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 128 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun
he l a t e s t f i l m i n t h i s hu gely popular franchise is said to be part of a trilogy. After viewing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it cer tainly seems that way. While the movie probably still cost a pretty penny, this feels like a much smaller, darker follow-up. It deserves some credit for trying to deal with a few moral and ethical questions about the creation of dinosaurs and provides some popcorn thrills along the way, but doesn’t quite match its predecessor and often feels more like a set-up for the next chapter in the series than its own stand-alone entry. Four years after the events of the previous film, the island theme park has been abandoned and is overrun with dinos. However, a volcanic eruption on Isla Nubar soon threatens “extinction” for all dinosaurs (it’s best not to think about Isla Sorna from The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, or try to understand why the Jurassic World owners
Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Franklin Webb (Justice Smith) get up close and personal with a Carnotaurus in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures decided to build their massive attraction next to an active peak). W h i le Cl a i r e D e a r i n g (Bryce Dallas Howard) does her best to campaign for the rescue of these lab created lifeforms, others wonder if it’s simply best to let nature take its course. When a wealthy benefactor (James Cromwell) offers to pay for a rescue mission, Dearing joins immediately. However, her ex, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) needs more coaxing. They explain his expertise will be needed to extract Blue, one of the raptors he trained. The excursion does not go as intended, with the leads
and their pals being set up by a nefarious villain with other plans for the creatures. There are some fun scenes on the island as the characters must not only deal with carnivorous dinosaurs hunting them down, but also the massive eruption occurring around them. It results in some impressive visuals and one of the funniest moments in the film, as a heavily tranquilized Owen slowly regains motor function and attempts to roll his way out of the path of oncoming danger. While these early scenes are large in scope, the story leaves this locale and spends the second hour at a single
location, the benefactor’s mansion on the mainland. Here, the evil plot and motivations for obtaining the dinosaurs is revealed... and to be honest, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense or seem worth the time and resources for the bad guys, if you think about it. Let’s just say that they’re very interested in Blue, specifically her affection for and tendency to follow the directions of her trainer. They’re also interested in showing off an all-new dangerous hybrid created in the lab called the Indoraptor. Thankfully for the heroes, the villains not all that bright, at times succumbing to monster
movie clichés and doing that absolute worst thing in a life-threatening scenario. Essentially, the second half of the film becomes a simple monster-in-the-house movie. At least it’s a well-made one, featuring a few exciting scenes along the way. One bit involving the Indoraptor tricking a victim is quite funny. Despite the dark, enclosed environments, there’s a nifty shot or two, including one impressive camera move that follows the nasty creature as it climbs over the roof of the estate and flips upside down as it peeks into a window. And as in the previous film, Blue is an entertaining and likable dino character to root for amid the carnage. While some of it comes across awkwardly, at least the movie tries to add some food for thought about the basic rights of all living creatures, between scenes of characters being torn to pieces. At the end of the day, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is f lawed and doesn’t possess the grandeur or thrills of the previous installment. However, it does promise something more exciting for the next sequel (should there be one) and provides a few moments of amusing dinosaur carnage for fans of the series.
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 22, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back to another look at highlights coming your way on Bluray and DVD. There are plenty of options arriving in a wide variety of genres. As always, if you see any links, clicking on them will lead you to a full review of the title in question. 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! Alex & Me – Timed to coincide with the big Wor ld C u p tournament, this direct-toDVD family film involves a young girl who wants to play soccer and idolizes her hero, US National Team star Alex Morgan. When she’s cut from her local team, the youngster attempts to find the inspiration to prove to others (and herself) that she has both the talent and belief to compete. This is debuting on disc, so there aren’t any reviews available for the feature as of yet. The cast includes Alex Morgan, Andrew Rush, Siena Nicole Agudong, Ava Acres and James Moses Black. The Death of Stalin – This black comedy from the UK is premiering on DVD only this week, but one hopes that a Blu-ray will follow shortly. The movie explores and satirizes a particular period in Russian history. After Stalin suffers a debilitating brain hemorrhage, high-ranking underlings and officials in the cabinet shuffle and backstab one another for positioning and control of the nation. Reaction to the film was exceptional. While one or two didn’t find the material funny, almost all others called it a hilarious, sharp and unflinching comedy that feels timely and relevant in the midst today’s political turmoil. It stars Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Paddy Considine and Olga Kurylenko. Double Lover – In this F rench t h r i l ler, a you ng Parisian model unhappy with
the business begins to suffer from psychosomatic conditions and seeks treatment from a therapist. She fall in love with her doctor and soon moves in with him. However, the lead soon begins to suspect that her new boyfriend may be hiding issues of his own. The press weren’t ecstatic about the film, but gave it more positive write-ups than negative ones. Some thought it came across as a bit over-the-top and could have explored its themes in a deeper manner. Still, more thought that events were wellstaged and intriguing enough to earn it a pass. Marine Vacth, Jeremie Renier and Jacqueline Bisset headline the film. Flower – A rebellious teenager living with her single mom is forced to u ndergo a change when he r p a r e nt d e c id e s t o move in with her new boyfriend. As she struggles to make the transition, the youth is also forced to deal with the mentally unbalanced son of her new step dad. Yearning for an outlet for her many frustrations, she decides to unveil a dark secret about one of her teachers. This independent effort split critics. Half appreciated the movie’s attempts to shock with its lead’s extreme behavior, but just as many felt that its bluntness hid the fact that there wasn’t much else compelling about the story. It features Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker and Adam Scott. Frat Pack – In this slapstick independent comedy, a reserved British student travels to America to meet his new stepbrothers and extended family after his mom remarries. Of course, his new siblings are wild and crazy, and the group drag the protagonist out to attend a big frat party. Naturally, the new arrival gets himself into all sorts of precarious situations. The title is debuting on disc, which means that no one has seen it as of yet. However, after watching the trailer on line, I would keep my expectations in check. The cast includes Richard Alan Reid, Rachel Risen, Lochlyn Munro, Danny Trejo and Beverly D/ Angelo.
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Furious – S e t i n t he 13th century, this Russian fantasy epic i nvolves a village that is about to be attacked a nd r a ided by a Mongolian army. A solider (said to be suffering from amnesia) and his small group of one hundred or so cohorts suddenly appear. The strange new arrivals seem to be looking for revenge and promise to fight the invaders to the death. Together, they stage a vast, epic battle against the oncoming army. There aren’t any reviews for this feature in this part of the world; online reviews have suggested that it’s a decent enough action picture that is a little stronger than other Russian titles with similar subject matter. Ilya Malakov and Aleksey Serebryakov headline the film. Keep the Change – An aspiring filmmaker gets in trouble with the law and is forced to attend a support group program as part of his probation. He isn’t pleased with the situation, but his feelings change after being introduced to another attendee. Sparks fly as the pair try to get through the course and navigate their feelings towards each other. This independent romantic comedy earned very strong notices. In fact, as of right now there are no negatives write-ups out there. It has been called a funny, sweet and honest look at characters with social difficulties trying to find common ground. It stars Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon and Jessica Walter. Midnight Sun – This romantic drama involves a teenager with a severe allergy to sunlight. Even a small amount of sun will kill her, leading the girl to live a solitary existence at home and only leave at night. A glimmer of hope appears when a curious neighbor decides to make contact and ask her out. The two fall for one another, but can their love survive the youngster’s severe condition. Critics didn’t care, panning the movie. They thought it was completely absurd and felt the material was so heavy-handed that it made the works of Nicholas Sparks look low-key and subtle in comparison. The
movie features Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle and Quinn Shephard. Pacific R i m : Upr ising – Giant creat u re s f rom a not her dimension return to cause havoc in this sequel to the 2013 monster movie mash-up. This time out, the son of one of the characters from the original film helps build an all new team of robot pilot/monster-fighting kids to save the world. Not nearly as many members of the press responded favorably to this follow-up. Some thought it would appeal to kids, but most complained that it didn’t generate as much excitement the second time around and lacked the visual panache of the previous movie. The cast includes John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Burn Gorman and Charlie Day. Paul, Apostle of Christ – As the title suggests, this biblical, faith-based film follows the struggles of one of Christ’s apostles. After being arrested, separated from friends and enduring all kinds of beatings and floggings, he struggles with feelings of guilt over past actions and decisions. Facing death, he contemplates how to end his life in an honorable fashion. The movie earned mixed notices. Almost all were impressed by the lead performa nce a nd complimented the production value, but the majority thought it was a bit too ponderous and lacked tension. It features Jim Caviezel, James Faulkner, Olivier Martinez and Joanne Whalley. Unsane – The latest from director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, Side Effects, Logan Lucky) is a thriller shot entirely on a cell phone about a woman who is wrongfully incarcerated in a mental institution. Locked up against her will and unable to convince authorities that she is sane, the woman begins to suffer from paranoia as she begins to wonder who would do this to her and what else they are planning. Reviews were generally positive, with almost all complimenting the lead performance. There was a minority who didn’t care for the photography and didn’t buy in
to the drama, but most called it a disturbing and creepy thriller. It stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Juno Temple, Amy Irving and Jay Pharoah.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! A shor t time ago, I wrote about Arrow Ac a d e my ’s B l u - r a y relea se of Vigil (1984), as well a s M V D’s Lionheart (1990). As it so happens, both were delayed a week at the last minute and are arriving now instead. Sorry for the confusion, but these things occasionally happen. If you’d like to read about them, check out previous DVD/Bluray columns. Shout Factory! have a couple of B-movies hitting shelves. Alien Predators (1985) is a horror flick about three American students touring Europe. They find themselves trapped in a small Spanish village that has been infected by a alien virus that turns the townspeople into mutants. The movie is hitting Blu-ray with a trailer and a commentary track from director Deran Sarafian (who later helmed the much-more-entertaining-than-you’d-expect-itto-be action/comedy, Terminal Velocity). They a lso have a Bluray of the giant killer bunny flick, Night of the Lepus (1972). Yep, you read that r ight. Mutated rabbits go on the rampage, leaving death and destruction in their wake. This release includes a new 2K scan from the original elements and two audio commentaries from a pop culture expert and a nature-on-the-rampage film aficionado. Additionally, the disc comes with publicity materials. K i n o have a series of interesting Blu-rays arriv ing as wel l. T hey i n c l u d e the war drama I, Jane D oe (1948) and the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Under Capricorn (1949), as well as the Fritz Lang film noir, The Woman in the COMMUNITY
DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 Window (1945). Their Kino classics line are releasing the French films Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975) and The Maids (1975). Criterion are giving the elaborate treatment to the Michael Moore documentary Bowling for Columbine (2002). This Oscar-winner investigates the rise of gun violence and the efforts of political and corporate entities to create a culture of fear and proliferate shootings. This Blu-ray includes a new digital restoration of the film, a new documentary from Moore, a 2002 programs covering the director as he returns to the scene of his film, a related segment of his TV-show The Awful Truth II and a lengthy discussion from 2002 with interviewer Charlie Rose. They also have the Spanish drama, El Sur (1983). This Bluray includes a 2K restor a t ion a nd new subtitles, a 2003 interv iew w ith the director, a new documentar y on the making of the film and an hour long critic discussion of the movie recorded in 1996. And Warner Archive are
releasing a Blu-ray of the Kirk Douglas drama, Two Wee k s in An oth e r Tow n (1962) along with a DVD of the Ginger Rogers drama, Tender Comrade (1943).
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! It’s a slow week for kids stu ff, but here is what is coming your way. T h e Swap (2016 D i s n e y TV-movie)
ON THE TUBE! And these are some highlights of TV-themed releases. Africa’s Deadliest: Season 4 (National Geographic) The Chinese Exclusion Act (PBS) Dark Matter: Season 3 Doctor Who: Tom Baker: Complete 1st Season In the Dark (BBC) The Jazz Ambassadors (PBS) Last of the Summer Wine: Vintage 2008 (BBC) Masterpiece: Man in an Orange Suit (PBS) Perfect Strangers: Season 4 (Warner Archive) S e c r e t s of t h e D e a d : Hannibal in the Alps (PBS) The Swap (2016 Disney TV-movie)
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PLAINTIFF: ROBERT GARCIA and BEATRICE GARCIA NO. D-1113-CV-2016-156-11 vs DEFENDANT: MICHAEL SILVA and ANNA OLVERA NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE 2nd DAY OF JULY, 2018, AT THE HOUR OF I 0:00AM, THE SHERIFF WILL SELL ALL RIGHTS, TITLE, AND INTEREST OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CHATTEL: (1)1995 MITSUBISHI MONTERO, VIN-JA4MR51M6SJ000680 (2)1996 FORD F-350 XL, VIN-IFDKF37G7TEAII611 with a Hydramaster 575 truck mount commercial carpet cleaner and extractor, 250 feet of hose and cleaning wand. ALL BID ITEMS MAY BE INSPECTED AT BID LOCATION (I) HOUR PRIOR TO SALE. BID FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE MCKINLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 300 W. NIZHONI GALLUP, NEW MEXICO. SAID SALE IS MADE PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF EXECUTION IN THE ABOVEDESCRIBED MATTER TO SATISFY A JUDGEMENT ENTERED ON THE lith DAY OF AUGUST, 2017. AGAINST THE DEFENDANT, IN THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF $140,700.00 TOGETHER WITH THE COST ALLOWED, INCLUDING ACCRUED INTEREST TO DATE OF SALE, AND COST. CONDITIONS OF SALE WILL BE CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK WITHIN (I) HOUR OF SALE. IF THIS CONDITION IS NOT MET THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER WILL BE AWARDED AS THE WINNING BIDDER. MINIMUM BIDS MAY BE REQUIRED. IN ADDITION, THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ALL ADVERTISING COSTS, TOWING, AND STORAGE INCURRED BY THE SHERIFF OF MCKINLEY COUNTY.
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THE SHERIFF MAY SET ASIDE A SALE FOR FRAUD, UNFAIRNESS OR IRREGULARITIES OF A PREJUDICIAL NATURE. RON SILVERSMITH, SHERIFF MCKINLEY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADVERTISED ON- June 8, 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 7-38-20 of the Property Tax Code with respect to the 2018-tax year only: 1) The deadline to allocate and certify valuations to coun-
*** 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 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 *** ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF GALLUP, NEW MEXICO FORMAL BID NO. 1804 Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, desires to purchase the following: ON-CALL PLUMBING SERVICES As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301; or contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director at (505) 863-1334; email frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov Copies of bid may be accessed on the City of Gallup website at http://www. gallupnm.gov/bids Sealed bids for such will be received at the City of Gallup Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Tuesday July 10, 2018 when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1804. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered and will be returned unopened. Dated the 20th day of June 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor
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Public notice is hereby given that the City of Gallup, New Mexico, is accepting sealed bids for the following: RENTAL OF FLEET VEHICLES As more particularly set out in the bid documents, copies of which may be obtained from the City of Gallup Purchasing Department, 110 W. Aztec Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Copies of the Bid may also be accessed at www. gallupnm.gov/bids Sealed bids for such will be received at the Office of the Purchasing Department until 2:00 P.M. (LOCAL TIME) on Tuesday July 10, 2018, when they will be opened and read aloud in the City Hall Purchasing Conference Room. Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked Formal Bid Number 1819. NO FAXED OR ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED BIDS nor bids submitted after the specified date and time will be considered, and will be returned unopened. For information on this bid, contact Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director, at 505863-1334; Email: frodriguez@ gallupnm.gov. Dated the 20th day of June 2018 By: /S/ Jackie McKinney, Mayor CLASSIFIED LEGAL COLUMN: Gallup Sun Publishing Date: Friday June 22, 2018 *** PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon re-
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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jail Authority Board has scheduled their meeting for Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm. This meeting will be held at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, 255 Boardman Drive, Gallup, New Mexico. A copy of the agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Elvera Grey at (505) 726-8962 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. Done this 14th day of June, 2018 JAIL AUTHORITY BOARD /S/ Carol Bowman-Muskett, Chairperson Publication date: 2018
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 22-28, 2018
FOOD HANDLERS TRAINING Food Handlers Training by the Office of Environmental Health, 10am. Mariano Lake Chapter and Mariano Lake Community School. MEDIA LAB 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. This week: YouTube videos, podcasts, and short films. Call (505) 726-6120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
more information. Refreshments will be available. Free. 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: TBA.
SATURDAY, June 23
THURSDAY, June 28
STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am@ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. BINGO, BINGO, BINGO Join us for our second run of Bingo. Bring your daubers and chips to play awhile for great prizes. Lots to win! 7pm, Old School Gallery one mile east of El Morro National Monument on Hwy 53). There will be desserts and refreshments available for purchase as well.
NAVAJO NATION URANIUM COMMISSION MEETING 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. CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm@Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD.
FRIDAY, June 22
SUNDAY, June 24 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 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 post-race food. Call Tom (928) 429-0345. TUESDAY, June 26 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. WEDNESDAY, June 27 MOTHER & DAUGHTER CONFERENCE There will be a “Mother & Daughter Conference.” 9am-3pm, Drop-In Center, Shiprock, NM. Call Elarina Nakai (505)368-1156 for CALENDAR
ONGOING 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. 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) 7220039 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) 4882166. 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: email@example.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 amnoon 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) 721-9208, 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)8631820. 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. SBDC WORSKHOP On June 29, there will be a Marketing and Planning for Small Businesses. 9am1pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy. 66. Please register in advance. Call (505) 722-2220. 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. SUPPORT GROUP On July 11, there will be a Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Support Group. 6:30pm, Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Ave. There will not be a group meeting in August. Call (505)65-8053. 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. SUPPORT GROUP On July 18, there will be a Grief, Bereavement Support Group meeting. 6:30pm, Gallup Masonic Center, 4801 E. Historic 66 Ave. There will not be a meeting in August. Call (505)615-8053. JUST MOVE IT On July 19, Just MOVE IT at the 5k fun walk and run. Registration begins at 4pm; warm up begins at 6pm. Hamburger Hill, Tohatchi, NM To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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