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or Steve Marti, overcoming obstacles in his life all began with the simple art of making things out of clay and other materials since he was a child. The love of pottery making began in high school, but soon this love affair fell to the wayside amongst the array of a busy life. With fear being his biggest enemy, and having gone through his own traumatic ordeal, he quickly rekindled his passion for the arts. He realized that fear had stopped him from doing things and going places, but since becoming an accomplished pottery artist – fear no longer has a place in his life and he now passes this healing trade to others. Marti calls his art “Hope Pottery & Arts” because he uses his art to give hope to those who may suffer from depression

which may ultimately lead to suicide. Marti says it’s not too common to find that art opens a person’s inner self or pathway to experience some healing. He emphasizes that pottery opens a person’s heart and this is what people need. “People working in ar t are able to focus and it opens them up,” he said. “Here’s all this trauma and stuff that is holding them shut … because of them focusing it loosens them up. Now they can see into something better where they couldn’t before, it opens up their heart.” Marti says creating in an atmosphere of love can bring with it a sense of hope, and can destroy “hope-killers,” which are abundant in this area—violence, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, domestic violence. “Without hope, an individual can easily resort to bad

Ceramic artist Steve Marti poses for a portrait at his home studio Hope Pottery & Arts in Gallup June 26. Marti is named the Gallup Sun artist of the month for July. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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Steve Marti shows tiles recently fired in his home kiln June 26 for a community art project he is currently working on in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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‘Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice’ debuts in July By Rose Eason Executive Director, gallupARTS

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a llupA RTS is proud to present “Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice” at ART123 Gallery. Opening July 14 from 7 - 9pm

(during ArtsCrawl), and running through Aug. 4, Challenge Gallup spotlights 11 Native artists whose work tackles timely and relevant social justice issues, from homelessness to diabetes to environmentalism to stereotypes. For example, Diné painter Adam Maria calls attention to

(in his words) “the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in the Navajo community” by juxtaposing food contributors to diabetes with natural lifestyles. In his painting “Type 2,” he contrasts a crushed soda can with a blue bird. “My aim is to depict chaos and balance in the same frame,”

Maria says. In doing so, he hopes to pinpoint the underlying causes of diabetes—cheap and commodity foods, and a loss of cultural bearings. Diné painter Clint Holtsoi’s “The Unexploited Identity” faces Native American stereotypes head on. Holtsoi paints a captivating portrait of his father wearing a headband of disfigured Wild West-themed plastic toys. “It is da ngerous when indigenous people, indigenous culture and the indigenous experience are used for production, inclusion, mascots, costumes, etcetera, because

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RMCHCS, Gallup Boys and Girls Club team launches Bikes-For-Kids By William Madaras

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ehoboth McK inley C h r i s t i a n He a lt h Care Services and the Gallup Boys and Girls Club are fixing up old, broken bicycles and converting them into mountain bikes that will blaze trails in the local hills. So far five bikes have been refurbished with 30 being worked on which will be ridden by 30 Gallup youths ages 5-14 who have signed up for the club’s summer program. The “Fix Bikes for Kids” program began in June and is designed to provide exercise and fun for Gallup’s younger residents, leveraging the areas’ expansive and adventurous landscape while building a spirit of competition and comradery. However, the goal is also to address the high rate of diabetes. In 2016, diabetes was the 6th leading cause of death for New Mexicans and the 7th leading cause in the U.S. The program was born as an initiative by Marisa Hutchinson, CEO of the Gallup

Boys and Girls Club. She had noticed aba ndoned bikes around Gallup and recognized that with some repair, they could be used by her club’s members. She enlisted the aid of the local Boy Scouts who began repairing two-wheelers along with bikes requiring training wheels. The scouts of Troop 47 repaired over a dozen bikes. About 14 Boy Scouts and five to six adults spent an evening creating an assembly line to repair numerous flat tires and brakes. They have also volunteered several Saturdays to provide specific details to ensure some of the bicycles would stand up to the rigors of Gallup’s hilly bike trails. RMCHCS Wellness Center’s employee Johnathan Gutierrez also volunteered to help fix the bikes as did his co-worker Lisa Rodriguez. The need for assistance also caught the attention of RMCHCS CEO David Conejo. As a birthday surprise for his

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From left, Scott Nydam; Lisa Rodriguez, RMCHCS; Marisa Hutchinson, CEO, Gallup Boys and Girls Club; Judy Conejo; David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS; and Johnathan Gutierrez, RMCHCS. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Light Language Studio via William Madaras

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Local youth to star in Shakespeare’s Hunter takes Audience A Midsummer Night’s Dream Prize, Vision and FAIRIES, MAGIC AND MISCHIEF ABOUNDS Fish in Beauty Take Top Jury Prizes Staff Reports

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hat happens when mortals stumble upon the realm of fairies? Magic and mischief abound in William Shakespeare’s classic play, now adapted to the stage for young performers. Children and adolescents should have the opportunity to benefit from an arts education program that is exciting, educational, and meaningful. Gallup Repertory Theater aims to establish such an education. They aim to offer students a space in which they can foster their theatrical aspirations with the guidance of our own ensemble crew. With the aid and support of dedicated actors, playwrights, and directors within our ensemble, students will be introduced to various aspects of the theatre including: set design, costuming, scene study, line work, and character work, while simultaneously creating and producing their own production. The Gallup community at large is invited to attend the two performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to support these young artists as they shape the words of Shakespeare into a living, breathing production. Time and Place: There

will be two performance dates - June 29 and 30 at 7 pm. Both performances will be held at the Gallup Catholic School gym, 515 Park Ave., Gallup NM. T i c k e t C o s t : $10 . Concessions will also be available for purchase. Tickets are now available to purchase online at our website at: http://galluprep. org /childrens-summer-theater/ OR prior to each night’s

performance at the door Benefit: Proceeds from the event benefit Gallup Repertory Theater, both for the cost of this production and future productions. More info: http://galluprep.org/childrens-summer-theater/facebook.com/galluprep Contact: team@galluprep. org (505) 879-9835

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A RMINGTON – Seventy-five people gathered together on June 23, to celebrate the Navajo language and culture at the inaugural Navajo Film Festival. After watching all of the submissions, the audience selected Hunter, by Faith Toledo, as their favorite submission. Meanwhile, three judges selected Vision, by Keanu Jones, for 1st Place in the Adult Category, and Fish in Beauty, by Isaiah Crowfoot, for 1st Place in the Youth Category. Grandma, What Are You Doing? by Benford Beco Begay, Love Story by Faith Browning, and Déélgééd by Elias Gold also received awards. A total of $900 was distributed to the winners. “I’ve been involved in a number of different film festivals in different communities, and it is a real challenge to get them off the ground.” said Michael Lewis, a co-organizer of the event from Los Angeles. “But in terms of the number of films received, the quality of films, and the attendance at the event, this really exceeded expectations.” T hat’s becau se of t he unique opportunity presented by this Festival.

Navajo Film Festival Director Tacey Atsitty “Many members of our community want to participate in art that uses our own language, but don’t have an outlet to do so. Our Festival provided a new venue for that, and people reacted with a lot of enthusiasm and passion,” said Tacey Atsitty, the director of the festival. In addition to screening the competition films, the Festival included special screenings of the films Amásání by Stacy Howa rd a nd S h i m á s á n í by Blackhorse Lowe. Pyn Francisco, a Native Casting Director, and Pony Vigil, a Producer at NativeFlix, also attended the Festival, and offered words of advice to burgeoning filmmakers looking to get into the industry.

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MCHCS a nd t he We s t e r n H e a l t h Foundation are proud to bring adventure racing to Gallup with the 3rd Annual Adventure Mud Run. The event will happen on July 28, 2018 at the Gallup OHV Motorcross Park on Hasler Valley Road. Mud, dirt, water, crawling, climbing, swinging – racers can sign up for either a 5k or 10k obstacle course. This year the Adventure Mud Run is adding an exciting new feature: teams! Racers are encouraged to sign up with friends, family,

or co-workers as they take on the course - matching outfits and costumes are not only welcome, but encouraged! Young runners can also get in on the muddy action with a special kids’ race. Families and spectators who hope to cheer on runners are welcome to participate for free as spectators. The Adventure Mud Run will also include food vendors, kids’ activities, awards and prizes for the top individual and team finishers. Time and Place: The 10k race starts at 8:30 am, the 5k race starts at 9 am, and the kids’ race starts at 11am. All races take place at the Gallup

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POTTERY | FROM PAGE 4 choices that make even daily life difficult,” he said. His adventure fully began in 2009 when he was the chief financial officer for Western Indian Ministries, a Christian organization. Marti says he was working so much that he was hardly ever home. Ultimately, due to his tedious schedule, he wound up in the hospital. “I thought I was having a heart attack. I couldn’t breathe, my chest was tight, but it was stress,” he said. “I told myself this was enough and decided to just quit. It was then that at that time I received a little money from my mother’s estate and bought my first potter’s wheel deciding that I wanted to do something with this.” With support from his wife, and his faith in God, he decided to brush up on pottery skills and began to practice on it, so maybe he could someday teach this this newfound art of his. This is what

brought Marti to Gallup. “I am a potter. I am an artist. The results of the creating are not what is important, but the experience of the creating in an atmosphere of love, touching God and being touched by God,” he said. He made some fr iends because of his art and one of them was the Laura Jijon, director of UNM-Gallup North Campus. She invited Marti to set up a studio at the campus to integrate art and the healing aspect of it with the adult education program. “I work with adult education at the UNM-North campus and find that a lot of my students, about 85 percent, come from some sort of trauma life,” he said. “Alcohol, drugs, violence – all that kind of stuff in their lives makes it very difficult for that individual to talk about it. Overall, it’s been coming along nicely and now I have four potter’s wheels to teach the students.” M a r t i s ay s w he n t he st udent s a re i n a lov i ng

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Ceramic artist Steve Marti shows the pyrometric cones used to determine the temperature inside his kiln at his home studio in Gallup June 26. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo environment they become to come alive and begin to thrive.

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Gallup Coffee Company, as well as in the ArtsCrawl. Marti helps students prepare to for their high school equivalency diplomas. He’s also studied the Navajo language for many years, teaching reading and writing to Navajo speakers, and Navajo language introduction to non-Native speakers. Marti says Hope Pottery & Arts exists to provide a creative environment in a community of

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Sicario: Day of the Solado ends with a punch, but no challenge to original RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 122 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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icario is a tough act to follow. The 2015 production was one of my favorite films of that year, detailing an ugly, gray, unflinching and unflattering portrait of US operatives going above and beyond the law in order to cause chaos among Mexican drug cartels. This spin-off follows the most enigmatic and dangerous character from the previous film, setting him loose on a new assignment. The results are Sicario: Day of the Soldado. On its own, it’s a well acted and decent thriller. However, it can’t match the tension and uniqueness of the original. After a terrorist attack on a Texas grocery store, the US government looks for someone to blame. When they discover that the perpetrators may have been snuggled over the border by drug cartels, officials decide that they want retribution... without being directly connected. They assign agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) a nd Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) to come up with a mission

From left, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan and Benicio Del Toro in the movie “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” Now playing. Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures that will cause mistrust in the criminal underworld. This involves kidnapping the daughter (Isabela Moner) of one drug lord. However, things get increasingly complicated after the operation goes sideways. It leaves Alejandro and the girl stranded in Mexico and Graver told to tie up loose ends and kill them both. This movie features the identical screenwriter and many of the same onscreen performers, but with new faces behind the camera. The technicians are all very talented, attempting to recreate the feel of the original entry. Like the original, there are

some impressive overhead shots of environments, along with a similarly unsettling score backing up the proceedings. And as always, del Toro is an undeniably entertaining actor to watch, thanks to his slow-burning long stares and low-key intensity. However, there are problems. In the original, we saw the drug cartel crisis through the eyes of an idealistic young recruit. But with Alejandro as the new lead, the screenplay is forced into readapting him as a protagonist. As a result, the character has been considerably softened.

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secondary characters that are introduced, resulting in a very slow build as the group’s plan of action is developed. In fact, it is really only in the final third (as things go wrong and Alejandro is forced into taking desperate measures) that the story begins to truly grab viewers. These graphic scenes are tense and chillingly effective, but early sections aren’t nearly as dynamic. And sadly, by the close events a ren’t su f f iciently resolved. This sequel is clearly the setup for an extended story to play out over future films. It may seem strange, but it feels as if the movie has only gotten halfway to its destination when the end credits roll. Perhaps they have something remarkable in store for the next chapter, but one can’t help but feel a little let down that they have put off wrapping things up until another feature arrives. On its own, Sicario: Day of the Soldado has a charismatic lead and some tense moments late in the film. Unfortunately, overall it just can’t match the extraordinarily high bar that the original film achieves. You may get a few thrills here, but make sure you go in with lowered expectations. For more great f ilm reviews, visit: CinemaStance.com

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ello and welcome to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. As always, there are all sorts of curious and unique films in a wide variety of genres. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, but sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! Acrimony The latest from T y le r Pe r r y is a t h r i l ler in the Fat a l Attraction mold about a young woman who falls for a man while at college. Years later, this faithful wife slowly becomes unglued after learning that her husband has been cheating on her. Furious, she decides to punish him any way she can. Notices were poor for this effort. A scant few enjoyed it as an over-the-top lark, but the general consensus was that the movie seemed clumsily put together and slow-moving. They suggested it ultimately wasn’t worth the wait to see the lead go on a rampage for 20 minutes during the close. It features Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent and Crystle Stewart. The Endless - Two brothers escape from a UFO death cult that worships alien beings. Several years later, they receive a strange, otherworldly transmission that causes them to question everything and inspires them to reassess their past lives. They head back out to their old grounds in the hopes of finding answers. This independent sci-fi film earned a lot of good press during its limited run earlier in the year. A few didn’t think the story offered a strong enough pay off, but the vast majority have described it as a fascinating and surreal feature with plenty

on its mind. The cast includes Callie Hernandez, Lew Temple and Emily Montague. Escape Plan 2: Hades - This sequel to the 2013 action picture teams up one of the stars of the original film with a new performer. It follows security expert Ray Breslin and his underlings as they take on a new assignment. When one of his group disappears inside a new high-tech battle-maze, Ray goes in to rescue his pal and find out who is to blame. This feature is debuting on disc in this part of the world and so there aren’t many reviews as of yet. One that I did managed to find online complained that it was a generic, low-budget, action B-movie that just wasn’t very memorable. The f lick stars Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Huang Xiaoming and Jaime King. The Escape of Prisoner 614 - In this modern-day western/ comedy, two incompetent deputies lose their badges after messing up one time too many. In order to win their titles back, they head out on a mission to catch an escaped convict. However, the nasty town Sheriff is also on their tail, causing even trouble for the disgraced pair. Reviews for this indie film were not encouraging. One or two thought it was breezy and enjoyed the interactions between characters, but most complained that the gags didn’t work and that the movie had a difficult time finding the right tone. It features Ron Perlman, Martin Starr and Jake McDorman. Ge mini - A f ter a d is turbing crime is committed, the relationship between a Hollywood starlet and her personal assistant is tested. When the assistant decides to get to the bottom of what really happened, she finds herself traveling across Los Angeles and encountering several suspects. Critics were generally positive about this independent

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feature. There were a few who called it interesting, but as empty as some of the self-involved characters on display. However, more complimented it as a well-acted, stylish and intriguing modern take on the film-noir genre. Lola Kirke, Zoe Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Michelle Forbes and Ricki Lake headline the movie. In Darkness - This thriller from the UK involves a blind pianist. One night while in her apartment, she hears a murder being committed upstairs. After attempting to tell the grieving family what she heard, the woman finds herself drawn into a criminal underworld element. Reaction to this feature was split, with a few more positive notices than negative ones. Those who didn’t care for the film wrote that it started off well but noted that the narrative eventually lost its way and became routine. Those who enjoyed the movie appreciated the work of the performers and the stylish camera work. It features Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski. Spinning Man - A popular university philosophy professor

becomes the prime suspect in a criminal investigation after one of his students goes missing. Not helping his case is the fact that the teacher has had an affair with the pupil, putting the teacher on thin ice with friends and family. This thriller got a mixed reception from the press. Nearly half thought it was a solid little suspense picture with an above-average cast. Slightly more felt that the performers were the only saving grace in a by-the-numbers potboiler that became sillier as it progressed. It stars Guy Pearce, Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver and Alexandra Shipp. Terminal - This oddball crime thriller involves two assassins taking on an elaborate assignment in a strange, unnamed city. As these individuals cross paths with a variety of citizens who have their own unique histories, the hit men begin to question the job. Eventually, the true motivations of those involved are revealed. Reviews weren’t particularly taken by this independent production. A few were so impressed the with the craziness towards the climax that

they couldn’t help but admire it. However, the consensus was that this flick tries too hard to be a neo-noir and ends up coming across as ridiculous. The cast includes Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Dexter Fletcher and Max Irons.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s another busy week for older titles receiving the high-definition treatment. Arrow Video are bringing The Addiction (1995) to Bluray. This independent horror flick from Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York) is a modern day take on a young woman (played by Lili Taylor) who finds herself slowly turning into a vampire. The movie has been restored and given a 4K scan, and also arrives with a ton of extras. They include a commentary track with the director, a new documentary about the production, an additional interview with the filmmaker, extra discussions on the

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NATIVE ARTIST | FROM PAGE 5

“Type 2” by Adam Maria

“The Unexploited Identity” by Clint Holtsoi

addresses the “unwritten, unspoken expectations for ‘Native art’ from Native artists.” Brown argues that “the stereotyped expectation that the only art, I can or should create is art that portrays images of my culture is no longer acceptable.” Brown’s colorful and abstract paintings, such as “Soul,” break the mold. Challenge Gallup’s featured artists also include mixed media artists, photographers, and social practice artists. The complete lineup is: Adam Maria Betty Hoylan Clint Holtsoi Grace Rosario Perkins Hawk Platero Herman Louie Jerry Brown Keith Edaakie Michael Billie Rylin Becenti Ty Hudson The community is encouraged to join the conversation using the hashtag #ChallengeGallup on social media. For more information about gallupARTS and ART123 Gallery, vi sit www.gallupar t s.org. ART123 Gallery is on Facebook @ ART123Gallery.

Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’ officially opens Little Free Library in Window Rock Staff Reports

July 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR POLLENTONGUE POETRY NIGHT

Friday, July 6 6 - 8pm ART123 Gallery Featuring Laura Tohe. Workshop from 6 - 7pm. Reading from 7 - 8pm. 

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ARTIST TALK: RESIDENCY REFLECTIONS

Tuesday, July 17 4:30pm ART123 Gallery gallupARTS’ Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence Hannah Manuelito reflects on her residency and shares her in-progress photography project. 

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I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. — Little Free Library is open. Located across Wells Fargo Bank in Window Rock between Cocina de Dominguez and Mikasa 2, the non-descript book exchange box bookended by two black benches and newly-planted trees marking the library location contains books that may be read or taken. People can also replenish the free library with books. The June 21 ribbon cutting

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ceremony for the Little Free Library brought together educators, students and community members to commemorate the occasion. Several dignitaries were also in attendance, including Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez, Miss Navajo Nat ion Cr y st a l L it t leben a n d D r. To m m y L e w i s , Superintendent of Department of Diné Education. Duane Yazzie, TeacherLibrarian for Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’, the Window Rock Unified School District No. 8 immersion school, spearheaded the Little Free Library. Four students – Arianna Begay, Jade Foster, Corey Owens and Christina Yazzie – rising seventh graders at Tsehootsooi Middle School, assisted him with the project. The Little Free Library belongs to everyone and the books are always free. If you see a book that you like, take it. Some books may include a personal message from the previous owner. You can include

your own note when you pass the book on. “I was lucky this year to work with a group of young ladies and we talked about reading, writing and communication,” Yazzie said. He said the seed for the project was planted during a visit to Boston one summer. “Being the tourist that I am, I was walking around, doing all of my sightseeing. I was at an intersection and there was this little book box and it looked similar to this,” he said. “It said take a book, return a book.” Yazzie wound up taking three books, including a novel idea planted in his heart to empower his community and Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’. Window Rock, Ariz. is now among the 75,000 Little Free Libraries located across the globe. The nearest Little Free Library is in Gallup, N.M., near the downtown area.

LIBRARY | SEE PAGE 21 GALLUP FUN!


OPINIONS FAITH By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” 1 Co 12:12-13 (ESV) One of the most confusing,

One Body in Christ and often questioned, aspects of the Christian faith is “Why are there so many denominations?” There are many answers to this question, yet in asking this question we miss the truth which is available to us. Even though we are many, through Christ (‘the Chosen One’) we are made one. In New Testament times, there were deep divisions between Jew and Greek, even deeper than those between P r o t e s t a nt s a nd R om a n

Catholics. Jews were not even permitted to enter the house of Gentile (non-Jew), nor to even eat with one. Jews viewed the Greeks/Gentiles as ‘dogs.’ In the passage above, the apostle Paul makes it clear that unity is NOT from outward behavior, but from an inward, spiritual change, instigated and completed by Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. There is only One Christ (‘Chosen One’), and from him, in us, only one Spirit of God. All disciples are

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all baptized (immersed) into THE death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12). Only his death was sufficient sacrifice for all our sins and sinfulness. It is only HIS resurrection which is sufficient to verify His sacrifice, and to give us hope of eternal life with the Father. The amazing thing is that we agree at all.

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Bill Emmerling

GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF JULY 2

Happy Independence Day! As we enjoy barbeque, watermelon, and ice tea remember to show appreciation and thanks. Kindness is not a novelty. It’s available to all of us every day of our lives. Madame G recommends that you feel brave enough to speak your mind and fight for what is right, while showing compassion. We can be both loving and fierce like a momma Grizzly.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

It’s hot out there and you’re feeling the heat. Don’t let it get you down. Life is all about ebb and flow. You can’t expect to be “on” all the time. Sometimes you’re going to have a very off day. Other days you’ll rock the world and create something new. Either way, it’s a new experience. Relish the challenge and learn to appreciate life’s little moments that are full of promise.

Well, this is sweet. You can’t afford to give up integrity with your life. Don’t cave in. But, don’t dictate what other people should feel either. Instead of shouting out your opinion, consider sitting down with someone you disagree with. Don’t force change on them. Don’t try to sway their opinion. Instead listen to them. Really hear what the other person has to say. Try it.

Humans are very loss averse. We hate the idea of losing or missing out on anything even more than we appreciate gain. Take a moment to consider how this affects you throughout your life. You may choose one path and head down another. Take your time and think this path through to the end. You can do so much more than you ever imagined. And the gains will be rich.

What do you have to lose by giving up your emotional responses? Is there any point in your life that your emotional outbursts didn’t cause a problem? You may have noticed a pattern. If you haven’t, you should. It’s easy to make a stand on the issues that are compelling and pull on your heart strings, with good reason. But, those issues may be more manufactured than you think.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

What can you do, but accept the change? This may be the perfect time to let go. But, don’t let yourself get lost. It’s easy to fake a smile here and there when you don’t feel up to it. Do you really want to live that way? Create the life that you’d want to live—the way you’d always dreamed. It’s now or never. There is no turning back. Go forward.

It’s hard to dig through the past. But, it’s also liberating. There’s nothing like discovering who you really are in the context of this world. By learning about our past and that of our ancestors, we can learn even more about ourselves. It’s a beautiful thing. Share it with the world and with the ones you love. Don’t give up. Keep trying. You’ve got this.

The Devil is in the details—they are important. However, don’t get so trapped in the details that you lose sight of the raging fire upon the shore. You need to see the entire picture before you know what details are necessary. Take a step back and wait. You don’t know what the future holds, but you can keep working towards a life you love. Every day is a vacation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t give up, dear Gemini. It’s not over until it’s over. You hold the keys to so much more than you’ve ever imagined. Don’t get lost in the details when everything around you is rife with turmoil. You must pay attention to the times you live in. It’s more than being an ostrich with your head in the sand. You must live in the years you were dealt. Keep trying.

Don’t lose the faith. Your heart is tougher than you think. You can do so much more than you’ve ever realized. Now is the time for action and fun. Think about what you’d like to see in your life. You have two choices: left or right. Is this good or bad? You don’t know. You must think carefully and move onward. There is no going back.

Don’t just walk away mad. You must learn to moderate your emotions. You can’t call everyone stupid just because they disagree with you. Instead sit down and listen to what the other side has to say. You don’t have to agree. What are you worried about? Are your arguments so weak that you’re afraid you’ll cave after the first minute? No? Then try to listen, it won’t cost you a thing.

Don’t worry it aint over…You know what to do with yourself. Don’t get lost in the brick and mortar of someone else’s soul. Human beings are so much more complicated than we imagine. In our hearts we conform to the world, all the while, we challenge what we know about ourselves. Don’t lose faith. There is an answer on the other side. Good luck

OPINIONS

The heart is a lonely hunter. You can chose to face the world alone or pick up a tribe along the way. But, the tribe’s opinion is not always right. It’s easy to act as if the world is not on fire when you have the only pool, but you might just miss the point. Consider taking some time to step back and think about what you want to say before you say it.

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FAITH | FROM PAGE 13 Human beings are divisive by nature, selfish, wanting everything our own way. To be a Christian, a ‘little Christ,’ is to deny ourselves, to die to our own selfishness for the benefit of Jesus, His disciples, and others. In other words, our new purpose is to be/exist/live like Jesus did here on earth. T h i s i s goa l of ea ch Christian; the goal of each church (little “c”); and the

goa l of T HE Chu rch ( big “C”). Each little church may accomplish the will and purposes of Jesus a little differently, yet our goal as the Church at large is the same: Glorify God the Father, and H is Son Jesus t he Ch r ist (‘Chosen One’). There is only ONE Savior. To be in Jesus, to be HIS disciple/follower, we are automatically one in unity, because we are submitting our will to His will. We, as His disciples, “… though many, are one body.” In Jesus we are one.

Each church and denomination has significant, even important differences, yet the purpose and the goal is the same, glorify God by obeying His commands. Therefore, let us remember the words of Jesus: “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.” Matthew 22:37-39.

Arguing Trump’s harsh immigration policies

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ditor, RE: T he “ Z ero Tole r a nc e Pol ic y (ZTP)” of the Donald T r u mp ad m i n istration i n rega rds to the pur por ted national immigration crisis. The numbers of people impacted a re not on ly staggering but inaccurate.  The lies that are spouted by the political parties involved make this horror story into a fairy tale. E v e n b e fo r e 14 9 2 immigrants have flooded this country, now numbering in the millions from every other country in the world, whether for the chance at a better life or because they had to flee for their lives.  The Southern border is the present exception and the reality that defines the “American Dream” and what it takes to turn a Journey of Hope into a Hopeless Nightmare.  The United States Military plans to detain 20,000 people a nd the Immigration a nd Customs Enforcement will create 15,000 beds to hold families together.  The Federal E me r ge nc y M a n a ge me nt Agency camps have not been mentioned yet.  With no Hearing Process in place, the “Catch and Release” program is a complete sham, even with the required ankle bracelets.  In this “Nation of Laws”, 80 percent of those immigrants seeking asylum are deliberately and unlawfully considered a part of the chain migration and slated for deportation, even if they face death in their homeland.  The Human and Civil Rights and Religious Liberties of our Southern neighbors, including

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L those of the “Dreamers” under t he DEF ERRED ACT ION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) a type of administrative relief from deportation are violated with impunity.  Hate crimes are increasing as well as food prices while a multitude of crop fields are left to rot because of worker shortages.    Republicans who were polled favor punishment (73%) with 23 percent who desire humane treatment for those who make it to U.S. soil.  At present, approximately 2,053 children refugees are in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services custody while the Dept. of Homeland Security aggressively seeks prosecution of all who are dubbed “Criminals”.  Women and children are mercilessly included in the ZTP.  The GOP made a terrible mistake by using their bogus “20-Day Rule” as a mid-term election tool.  Any legislation will probably lead to indefinite detention as there was no preparation for this inhumane

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round-up of migrants by Storm Troopers of this White House administration. Trump’s radically racist decisions are not reversed under his Executive Order (“A f ford i ng Cong re s s a n O ppor t u n it y t o Add r e s s Family Separation,”) as an estimated “538 families” have been reunited with each other. Another 20,000 are expected to be held in tent cities by August 2018.    Contractors are paid $2,000.00 per day to detain each person.    And the  $70 billion to build a Border Wall and  $150 million  a year to maintain it is full of holes and not a deterrent.  Do the math.   On  Saturday, June 30, 2018, from noon to 5 pm, there will be a vigil and protest on behalf of our detained migrant neig hbor s at t he Ga l lup Cultural Center located at 201 East Highway 66.  This Event for the Children joins others world-wide.  Bring your signs, banners and prayers. Mervyn Tilden Gallup, New Mexico 

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 6: Giving Recognition Contributor – Kaytaundra Francisco “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition”

-Abraham Lincoln Self-aware leaders know that honoring the contributions and accomplishments of their teams is a guaranteed return on investment; you cultivate an interest in success. Leaders inspire others to push boundaries, test limits, rise above, and to pursue a common dream. Self-aware leaders realize that it is the value of one and the power of all that leads to success and we cannot do it alone. Practice humility in your leadership and share the spotlight with those deserving recognition. Part 6 in a series of articles from Gallup-McKinley Cha mber of Com merce Leadership McKinley class participants.

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(505) 863- 5620 Amen@GallupChristianChurch.com Sunday Sunday Tuesday

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

MONTHLY EVENTS 06/30, Men’s Breakfast 4th Saturday 07/08, Post-Service Potluck 2nd Sunday 07/15, Beehive Praise and Worship 3rd Sunday 07/01: The Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12-31) 07/08: Why is Human Life Precious (Genesis 1:27)

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OPINIONS


NEWS DWI Death: Family seeks justice for tragic loss RELIVING THE PAIN OF A DAUGHTER GONE

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Livingstons were a tight-knit family due in large part to Raven Livingston. She was described by her family as talkative, caring, and a friend to many people. She would do whatever was necessary to help her family and friends be happy. However, she did not live to see her 26th birthday. Raven was killed in a collision with an alleged drunk driver on Dec. 31 of last year. Jeulina Livingston, Raven’s mother, recalls hearing sirens that night but did not pay it much attention until Raven had been gone too long. “She just went to the movies and never came home,” Jeulina Livingston said through tears. Jeulina Livingston works at KTNN in Window Rock as a DJ. When the news reached her, she felt the whole world stop as she called and sent messages repeatedly with no response. Ray Livingston Sr., Raven’s father, used to work for the McKinley Mine as a heavy e qu ipment oper a t or, but resigned after Raven’s death. “[We’ve been] hurting for the most, three months,” Ray Livingston said during an interview. “I still am.”

EARLY LIFE

R a ve n w a s b or n R ay Livingston Jr. on June 18, 1992 at around 5:30 in the morning, Jeulina Livingston recalls. “I wa s so happy when she got born, around 5,” Ray Livingston recalled. “[I was told] we need to name the baby. [I said] Ray Livingston Jr.” He was asked why Raven was given that name, to which he responded, “I thought my name was going to go on for legacy.” Raven was close to her cousins and they enjoyed many things together. “We all grew up on the Red Rock Reservation,” Rashawna Livingston, Raven’s sister, recalled. “She always enjoyed family time. She really loved her cousins.” The family talked about the common human activities they did with Raven, such as watching TV, having sleepovers, numerous games and sports, and arts and crafts. They recall how some of the family would even get their nails done by Raven. R aven L iv i ngston wa s described by her family as a beautiful child, humble and sweet at home. She attended Chuska Boarding School from 2nd to 8th grade, often staying at the dorm because she enjoyed it.

Family and friends of Raven Livingston wear her favorite color purple and carry poster board in her honor as they walk along Historic Route 66 and Ford Drive in Gallup May 21. Livingston was riding as a passenger in a car when it was hit by an alleged drunk driver Dec. 31, 2017 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo It was during her years at Chuska Boarding School that Raven Livingston surprised her family by coming out as transgender. Raven had been the only male in a class full of females, the family recalls, and while she initially tried to push it aside, she soon insisted she was a woman. Ray-to-Raven Livingston transition helped the family to think about the LGBT communities in a different light. She would also meet

with various pride groups around the Window Rock and Albuquerque areas. “I love you guys if you want to be like that,’” Ray recalled his words to Raven. “The way you want to be a person, I accepted it a long time ago. We all accepted it.” After finishing at Chuska High School, Raven moved onto Wingate High School, becoming involved with numerous sports teams in an unexpected manner. “One time she told me, ‘I’ll be in the game,’” Ray Livingston Sr. said. The family attended to see what Raven would be doing. “I was so surprised she came out of the bear suit, ‘I’m a mascot too,” she said. After finishing high school, Raven entered the job corps, got involved with office administration, and then decided to wait on committing to a path for her future. Yet, she would not live to make that choice.

THE AFTERMATH Ray Livingston Sr., father of Raven Livingston, sits in front of the train station in Gallup June 18 waiting for Raven’s birthday vigil to begin, raven, a transgender woman and LGBT activist was allegedly killed by a drunk driver Dec. 31, 2017 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo NEWS

Ray Livingston Sr. said that the family had separated after Raven’s death, and that the

animals and livestock on their property were removed as well. He said it was hard to be in the region where his transgender daughter’s life had been cut short. “Life was not right, family’s not together,” he said. “Part of me is gone, part of me was taken away early.” The family was asked what they would say to the alleged drunk driver. Ray Livingston Sr. said that it would be hard to think of something to say because of the anger. The driver hasn’t been formally charged at this time. The family instead wonders what was going through Raven’s m i nd i n the la st moments of her life. They concluded that she would have been thinking of her family. “‘I want to see my dad, my mom, I just want to go home,’” Ray Livingston said he was told those were her last words. The court date has not been set yet, but the family expects an update by the end of July. “We just need justice for Raven,” Jeulina Livingston said.

DWI DEATH | SEE PAGE 17

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

GLASS THROWER 6/16, Gallup You meet all kinds of people at motels i n G a l l u p, including people like Euronika Descheny. Descheny, 26, of Gallup got into an argument on June 16 with the manager of the Zia Motel, 915 East Highway 66 and came out of it being arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal damage to property. Gallup Patrolman Daniel Brown was dispatched to the motel just after midnight because of a complaint by the owner and manager of the motel, Bilweshkumar Patel. When he got to the motel, Patel appeared to be afraid and the person he was afraid of was Descheny.

Patel told Brown that he found Descheny in one of the rooms and told her she had to leave because she was not registered at the motel. She left, but a little later she came to the motel office and asked for a refund for the room and Patel said he told her he couldn’t give it to her because she did not rent the room. He said she then became angry and picked up the glass that covered the counter and threw at him. He added that a piece of the glass hit his left inner knee. He told Brown he did not know how much replacing the glass would cost. Brown had no trouble finding Descheny who was standing across the street from the motel. She told Brown that her brother had rented the room for her so when she was thrown out of the room, she went to ask for a refund and not even all of it, just $20. She admitted banging her fist on the glass and as she was leading, pushing it away from her. At that point she wa s

arrested and transported to the county jail.

BOILING OVER 6/15, Gallup Preston John, 23, of Gallup was arrested on June 15 after he reportedly beat his girlf r iend a nd attacked one of her friends who was trying to help her. He now faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery on a household member, and criminal damage to property of a household member. When he was picked up, he was found also to have an outstanding warrant out for his arrest. Ga l lup Pat rol ma n Joe Roanhorse was sent to a The Chaparral Mobile Inn Trailer Park at about 3:12 pm because of a report of a domestic dispute. When he got there, he talked to Martina Henry who said she

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had a relationship with John for about a year. She said she and a friend were sitting outside the trailer when John returned home intoxicated. He became belligerent and began yelling, so Henry said she and her friend decided to leave. As they did, Henry said she grabbed a computer because she did not want John to have it. As she did this, she told Roanhorse, John grabbed her and pushed her onto a couch and got on top of her, punching her twice in the face. He then began choking her. She was able to get away when her friend hit John on the back of the head with an object. She told Roanhorse that John then got off of her and began chasing her friend with a tool he found outside. He continued chasing her friend around a vehicle outside before getting on the roof of the vehicle. She said he then used the tool he had in his hand to smash the front windshield. Henry at this time was outside watching everything. After hitting the windshield, she said John came after her. She went inside but he smashed through the door and came after her as she ran into another room closing the door. She said John also damaged that door but did not get get in the room. Instead, he left the trailer and walked way. Roanhorse then talked to her friend who basically told him the same thing and he went out in search of John but couldn’t find him. Almost three hours later, Henry called on to tell him John had been seen near her trailer and this time when he went searching for him, he found him. He had some blood

on his clothes which were wet because he tried to wash off his blood from an injury he suffered during the incident. Roanhorse said John was taken to a local hospital and once he had a medical clearance, he was booked into the county jail.

NO WORDS 6/12, Gallup Gallup Police were called in after a Thoreau w o m a n reported her ex-boyfriend attacked her when she went to his house to get her things after she broke up with him. Keenan Nevayaktewa, 25, of Gallup was charged with false imprisonment, abuse of a child and battery on a household member. Shelby Charley told police that when she went to talk to her ex-boyfriend, he grabbed her and pushed her against a wall and wouldn’t let her leave. She said her daughter was watching this and crying. As he was holding her against the wall, he began punching the wall with his fist, almost hitting her, she said. She said he continued to yell at her until she was able to take her two children away from the house as Nevayaktewa went to get something for his hand. When police later questioned him, Nevayak tewa admitted hitting his hand against the wall but said he neither pushed nor hit Charley. He was arrested and taken to the county jail.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Herbert Kee Yazzie June 6, 3:42 pm Aggravated DWI T h e arrest of Heber t Kee Yazzie, 60, of Ganado was by the book, so to speak. T h e McKinley County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious car, so a deputy was assigned to investigate and Yazzie was seen turning into the T&R feed store lot north of Gallup without using a turn signal. He admitted to drinking to drinking “some” liquor that night, failed the field sobriety test and was arrested. He agreed to take a breath alcohol test and when the first sample came up with a .21 reading, he refused to take a second. Deputies also found two open pints of vodka on the driver’s side floorboard so he was also charged with possession of an open liquor container.

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HONORING RAVEN On June 18, the Livingston family gathered at the Gallup train station and held a candle

Calvin Johnson May 29, 4:47 pm Aggravated DWI It bega n as a report to Metro Dispatch of a p o s s i ble intoxicated driver going at a high rate of speed and weaving from lane to lane, but when Gallup Police caught up with the suspect vehicle, it was going 15 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone. Police said his slow speed, as he was driving west on U.S. Highway 66, was causing traffic to back up behind him as he weaved from lane to lane and onto the shoulder of the road. W hen Joh n son, 30, of Vanderwagen got out of his vehicle, he “began to yell and make several Kung-Fu type gestures as if he was preparing to fight,” the report states. Gallup Patrolman Douglas Hoffman said undercover narcotics agents had already taken him to the ground by the time he got to the scene. Johnson

told him he didn’t drink, but he had smoked some marijuana out of a bowl that was on his center console. “Johnson made several odd statements about seeing spirits and having died earlier in the day on the highway,” Hoffman said in his report. Johnson refused to have his blood drawn and was transported directly to the county jail. During the trip to the jail, Hoffman said Johnson talked to himself about Jesus and said he knew his rights under the Ten Commandments. Darrellson Lilly May 27, 11:48 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup P o l i c e Officer Victor M a d r i d said he was on rout i ne pat rol ju st a f ter m idnight when he saw a car leave Trade Mart Square going south on South Second Street. When he saw the vehicle hit the curb on the passenger side, he conducted a

vigil. They also released balloons into the sky during the gathering. “I loved it, I know she’s looking down at us,” Jeulina Livingston said. The family feels that going on with life and helping out

people they can, specifically through a commemorative walk and showing the effects that dr inking a nd dr iv ing can have on a family, helps them to manage the pain. In that way, the family thinks of these actions as planting

traffic stop. When he saw Lilly, Madrid said he noticed immediately signs that he was intoxicated. Lilly admitted he had been drinking at the Sports Page but said he hit the curb because he was upset. He agreed to take field sobriety tests which he failed so he was arrested. He also agreed to take breath alcohol tests and posted two samples of .17. Madrid said he also found an open container of booze in the center console so he was charged for that as well. Melissa Sallie Lonetree May 28, 6:21 am Aggravated DWI Usually when you r u n i nto a house in front of witnesses, you are hoping to be arrested, so it should come as no surprise when that happened to Lonetree, 19, of Gallup. Gallup Police Officer Victor Madrid said he was looking for a car at about 6 am that had been reported to be weaving in and out of traffic. As he was looking for the vehicle, he was told by Metro

Dispatch that the vehicle he was looking for had run into a house at 311 West Green Ave., and the driver was seen trying to leave the scene. When he got to the area, he saw a woman matching that description talking on a cell phone. She had a bump on her head, which had blood around it. When he began talking to the woman, he said he could smell the odor of intoxicating liquor coming off her person. She admitted that she had four shots of vodka a couple of hours previously but said she was not driving the vehicle. It was her friend’s, and when asked who that was, she refused to give him the name, said Madrid. The problem with that, Madrid said, was that when he talked to witnesses who saw the accident, they all identified Lonetree as the person who was driving the car. He then placed Lonetree under arrest, and after she agreed to take a breath and blood test, he took her to police headquarters where she was given the breath test and posted two samples of .27. He then took her to a local hospital where blood was drawn. She was then transported to the county jail and booked.

a new tree. The old one may fallen, they said, but they can choose to start over where they are.

“What she experienced, she tells us. [She] just tells us, ‘Be busy all the time,” Ray Livingston said.

Jeulina Livingston, mother of Raven Livingston, holds a poster board with photos of her daughter during a memorial walk in Gallup May 21. Raven was his and killed by an alleged drunk driver at the corner of Historic Route 66 and Toltec Drive in Gallup Dec. 31, 2017. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo NEWS

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Uranium mining, Medicaid highlighted at Commission meeting By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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eroy Tso was one of t he spea ker s pres ent at the McKinley Cou nt y Boa rd of Commissioners meeting June 26. He was there to present for the action on Item 7, JUN18-039, which would support “New Mexico’s Development

of a Public Option Buy-In for Healthcare Coverage to Better Ensu re A ffordabilit y a nd Choice.” “We a re here together because we feel it is important to stand strong and support the quality of affordable health care for all families,” Tso said. Tso spoke on behalf of Strong Families N.M., a group formed to pass policy at local

and state levels in support of a Medicaid Buy-In Plan, a publicly-funded healthcare option for everyone in New Mexico. Tso suggested the Commission look at how the law can be incorporated and have large groups inserted into the program. Bill Lee, commissioner, felt the plan was solid. The action was approved by a 3-0-0 vote. Commissioner Bill Lee

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Another issue that garnered further discussion were the petitions, letters of support, and resolutions of Navajo Leadership rega rding the Uranium Task Force. Both the presenter, Janene Yazzie, and the Commission agreed that everyone should do whatever is possible to establish the task force because everyone living in the region should be aware of the legacy of the impact of uranium mining. However, Lee admitted that progress was slow because of a lack of responses from other officials. “We have reached out three or four times to the attorney for a meeting, [but] getting zero response,” Lee said during the meeting. He also noted this contact first started two months ago. The Commission noted during the meeting that the lack of responses and communication results in accusations of no interest in the cause and hurting the cleanup efforts. Speakers from the group Eastern Navajos Dine Against Uranium Mining said their cause could be bolstered by the Good Neighbor Program, as well as the support of Navajo Nat ion Cou nci l Delegat e Edmund Yazzie. “[The] startup was about five years ago but it was voted down,” Yazzie said during the meeting. He said the cleanup issue has to be brought up during meetings. ENDAUM is a grassroots group opposing construction of the Crownpoint Uranium Project, which is a uranium in situ leach (ISL) mining operation for sites in Churchrock and

Navajo Nation Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie Crownpoint chapters. Despite making it clear that all of the parties involved are on the same page regarding cleanup, the Commission admits gathering all of those groups together is a challenge. “[It’s] not ea sy getting the right people together,” Genevieve Jackson, chairperson, said during the meeting. “We’re all aware of the effects [of mining].” The people who speak to this issue are directly related to the events pertaining to uranium mining both in the present and the past. Some of these accounts were used for the 2010 book Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed, which tells of the story of uranium mining on the Navajo reser vation and its legacy of sickness and government neglect. Speakers from ENDAUM extended an invitation for the annual commemorative walk hosted by the Red Water Pond Community Association on July 16. Participants walk to the site of the 1979 Church Rock uranium tailings spill and say healing prayers for both families and the community. Item 2 on the agenda, the payment of bills in the amount of over $2,625,000 from May 31 to June 20, was approved by a 3-0-0 vote. The bills include a ratified payment totaling over $387,000; a P-Card payment for May of over $80,000; and the approval and delegation of the County Manager and Finance Direct specific authority limited to paying bills between June 21 and July 18. The next regular meeting will be held on July 24. NEWS


Middle College prom, financials measures mulled at Board of Education meeting By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he end of the school year also brings prom season, a special time for ma ny students about to graduate. The festivities serve as a way to cap off years of learning with some fun, and the issue of student safety is pressed more than ever during this special time. But while Gallup-McKinley County Schools have safety procedures to follow, those rules could leave some students out of the excitement. At the GMCS Board Meeting on June 18, Kelly Mortensen, parent of a student at Middle College High School at UNMGallup, brought up an image that was passed around about the policies regarding prom and

GMCS Superintendent Mike Hyatt safety. Due to the procedures in place, students attending Middle College were not able to attend the GMCS prom. Charles Long, president of the GMCS Board of Education, said this is ultimately a safety issue. The procedures are meant to keep out unknown people by stating that students have to be specifically

from Gallup-McKinley County Schools to attend the prom. “You can’t say where (one of these students are from or will go),” Long said after the meeting. Mortensen said that his wife came to the board meeting on June 4 to address the matter to the school board. He said an initial suggestion was for Middle College to host their own prom, which may not be sensible for the 20-plus seniors in the class. “(She) said this discriminates against Middle College students,” Mortensen said. However, her comments were not taken in a positive light. Mortensen said his wife was cast as someone who was against school safety, which he says is not the case at all. “People get names assigned

to them,” Mortensen said about the labels given to his wife. Mike Hyatt, superintendent of Gallup-McKinley County Schools, said that a proactive approach to student safety and success have led to positive developments. “(There has been a) 61 percent decrease in expulsions and suspensions over two years,” Hyatt said during the meeting. Yet, Mortensen feels that these issues could be amended so that the Middle College seniors could join the fun with the rest of the school district. “How do we comfort our seniors?” he asked during the meeting. Meanwhile, also during the meeting, the GMCS School Board of Education approved the sale of General Obligation

Bonds totaling over $6 million to the New Mexico Financial Authority. These specific bond funds will be used for projects at Thoreau Elementary, Ramah High, Gallup High, and Chee Dodge Elementary, in addition to the cost of insurance. The board also approved the modification of the district emergency fund from $2.5 million to $3 million. Board procedures state that funds may only be drawn from this fund under select circumstances, including an unexpected loss of revenue, operational revenues from the New Mexico Legislature or the Public Education Department which were not included in the final approved budget, or approval from the Board of Education for a non-budgeted expenditure.

Liquor Excise Tax board faces a decline in funding By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent

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he Liquor Excise Tax board has been struggling, Curtis Hayes, city attor ney, said during the Gallup city council meeting on June 26. Projected revenue is down to $1.2 million, nearly $400,000 less than the previous year. Gallup Detox will have a priority on the available funds, with $300,000 being set aside for the Community Service Aid. This decline in revenue was theorized to be credited

to either fewer people paying taxes or perhaps drinking less, the board said. The audience data is pending, but will be available at a later date. The LET for the 2019 fiscal year allocated $835,000 in revenue for The Detox and Shelter Care Center Administration a nd O p er a t ion s S er v ic e Agreement. The task force will come up to an agreement as to how additional funds will be distributed. The two items pertaining to the LET were approved with a 5-0-0 vote.

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BIKES-FOR-KIDS | FROM PAGE 6 wife, Conejo made a financial donation to the effort, in his wife’s name, to help launch the program. Meanwhile, Scott Nydam, a former professional cyclist a nd for mer ow ner of the closed Silver Stallion Coffee & Bread Co., located between Coal and Aztec avenues in downtown Gallup, is now turning the space into a community bike organization / bike service where he plans to refurbish bikes and sell them. Gutierrez and Rodriguez spoke with Nydam about the initiative and he and his team of bike mechanics agreed to participate.   In addition to helping repair bikes, Nydam is also offering programs to teach kids how to fix bikes. “Gallup has graveyards of abandoned bikes buried

in basements, storage sheds, and garages. Some are in bad shape, others have only a flat tire. We’re ready to bring these bikes back to life,” Nydam said. “It is great to have a partner like RMCHCS.  People go there for rehabilitation while the bikes come here.” Nydam believes that biking can change lives and teach kids the importance of physical exercise.  “For myself and countless others, riding a bike has become a lifeblood. It’s not anything about being in the limelight, it’s about having fun and changing your life for the better,” he said.

HELPS YOUTHS BUILD CHARACTER “The Fix Bikes for Kids program not only teaches kids a skill like bicycle repair, but more importantly it builds life skills like responsibility,

From left, Master Mechanic Manuel Chavaria; Scott Nydam, Owner Bike Shop; Master Mechanic Cable Hoover; and Johnathan Gutierrez, RMCHCS Rehab Manager. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Light Language Studio via William Madaras sportsmanship, respect for team members and working with others,” Hutchinson said. She noted that many of the goals of the bike program are

like those of the Boys and Girls Club, which teach the importance of volunteering, respect for others, friendship and healthy lifestyles. The Gallup

branch has about 20-100 members, depending on the season and activities being offered such as boys and girls sports programs. On June 30, from 11 am - noon, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services Wellness Center, 1910 Red Rock Drive, (across the street from the hospital) will exhibit and display mountain bikes refurbished and repaired from Gallup’s bicycle graveyards during a “Bikes- For-Kids” event.  Media Contact: William Madara s ( William@ Glasslanternpr.com)

with actors from the movie, an introduction from director Ang Lee, and an audio recording of a 1975 Film Institute seminar with Bergman himself. Warner Archive have a Bluray of the blaxpoitation classic, Super Fly (1972). It’s about a cocaine dealer who wants out of the business and the steps he takes to free himself from the mob. Reportedly, the disc arrives with a commentary track by a USC professor, a retrospective documentary, a segment on composer Curtis Mayfield, a discussion with the costume designer and other bonuses. Sounds like a great disc. Warner Archive also has some new DVDs as well. The titles include Fiesta (1947), Mil lio n Dol l ar Me r m ai d (1952), Pagan Love Song (1950), Thrill of a Romance (1945) and Ziegfeld Follies (1945).

that may be of interest to children. Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series: Back in Action! The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Vol. 2

Five Boys and Girls Club members ride refurbished bikes in Gallup. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Madaras

DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 11 film and publicity materials. Shout! Factory also have a trio of interesting Blu-rays. This week, their titles include A Breed Apart (1984). Powers Booth plays a hunter determined to steal the eggs of a rare species of eagle. Rutger Hauer plays a mountaineer who decides to do anything he can to protect the dying species. Kathleen Turner plays a woman trying to stop them from killing each other. The disc comes with a new 2K transfer, trailer, director commentary and a new interview with the filmmaker. They also have a Blu-ray of The Curse of the Cat People (1944). This sequel to the 1942 classic Cat People is also well regarded. It arrives with two film historian audio commentaries, a video essay on actress Simone Simon, an audio interview with actress Ann Carver and publicity materials.

Finally, Shout! are bringing Survive! (1976) to high definition. This Mexican production was the first film to depict an airline disaster in the Andes Mountains that trapped a group of rugby players in severe conditions for months. The survivors were forced to cannibalize the dead until they could be rescued. This version was far more exploitative than the well regarded 1993 film, Alive, but now curious parties can pick this one up in high definition for comparison. This one arrives with a new 4K transfer of the US version and includes the much longer, Spanish-language original cut (with an additional 27 minutes). It comes with subtitles and is presented in full-frame format. Kino have several interesting Blu-ray titles as well. They include The Banishment (2007), an early drama from Ru s sia n d i rector A nd rey Z v y a g i n t s e v (L o v e l e s s , Leviathan) along with the filmmaker’s directorial debut,

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The Return (2003). On a lighter note, they have the heist comedy, Disorganized Cr ime (1989). Additionally, they are releasing Miracles (1986) with Teri Garr and Tom Conti as a bickering, divorced couple who end up being stranded with one another and rekindle their love for one another. Criterion are giving Female Trouble (1974) a new 4K digital restoration. This comedy from John Waters (Serial Mom, Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) comes with a 2004 audio commentary with the director, a new conversation between Waters and a movie critic, new and archival interviews with cast and crew, deleted and alternate scenes, rare on-set footage and more. On a completely different note, the distributor are also releasing a Blu-ray of Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring (1960). This release includes a 2K digital restoration, a 2005 film critic audio commentary, unseen interviews from 2005

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ON THE TUBE! And you’ll find all of the week’s TV-themed releases below. An im a l PD ( Nat ion a l Geographic) Black Lightning: Season 1 Girlfriends: Series 1 Going to War (PBS) The Heart Guy: Season 2 The Last Post (BBC) The Martian Chronicles (1980 miniseries) The Mick: Season 2 Nova: Decodin g th e Weather Machine (PBS) Operation Royal Wedding (National Geographic) Peyton Place: Part 4 P s y c h: T he C omple t e Collection Symphony for Our World (National Geographic) NEWS


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Vice President Jonahan Nez joined Dr. Audra Platero, WRUSD Governing Board of Education President Scott Tomlinson ans Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’ Ólta’ Teacher-Librarian Duane Yazzie for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Little Free Library in Window Rock, the first such kiosk established on the Navajo Nation. Photo Credit: WRUSD No. 8

LIBRARY | FROM PAGE 12 Yazzie and his students began the project in earnest by writing letters to the members of the Northern Arizona Reading Council. He is a member of the council as well as the Arizona Reading Association. During one of the council meetings, Yazzie spoke to members about his students and the project they were undertaking. “They jumped on board. They said, ‘We want to buy that book box for them, we want to get them started.’ It’s all about teamwork,” he said. “It’s about community. It’s about relationships.” The meeting was held in Flagstaff, which has several Little Free Libraries dotted throughout town. Yazzie drove around town and took pictures of the various types of book boxes for ideas. He said the worldwide literacy initiative doesn’t stop here. Establishing Little Free Libraries at Ft. Defiance, Sawmill, Crystal, St. Michaels, Oak Springs and other locations across the Navajo Nation is the logical next step. “We are going to continue to beautify the (Little Free Library) area so that it’s a place that people want to come to just sit and read. Anyone and everyone are welcome,” he said. For people interested in contributing books, please deliver them to Tséhootsooí NEWS

Diné Bi’Ólta’ in Window Rock. They will replenish the library as needed. Dr. Audra Platero, Principal of Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’, provided the welcome address in Navajo. “I just want to say a big thank you. What a happy celebration for those living here and our children for organizing this work,” she said. Platero said the trees that were planted and the kiosk and benches are a source of pride for the community, adding that they must be properly cared for and protected. “We ask that you take part in providing a book, taking a book, taking care of this tremendous effort that our students and community have been involved in to bring this to Window Rock,” she said. Community definitely was at the heart of the project and establishing the Little Free Library would not have been possible without the help of local businesses. Natha n Begay, CEO of Nav a jo Na t ion Shoppi ng Centers, Inc. said they were happy to help. “We have Wel ls Fa rgo over here, Dominguez restaurant and Mikasa. I wanted to acknowledge them,” he said. Mikasa and Dominguez donated trees. Ace Hardware and NNSC donated benches. “We’re proud of what’s happening here. This is probably

the world’s biggest tiniest project,” he said before donating a book titled, “The ABC’s of Empowered Teens: Building Blocks for Success.” WRUSD Superintendent Lynnette Michalski was not able to attend the event, but she said the Little Free Library was further evidence of “Bikáá Hadiikah,” the school district’s effort to overcome challenges and rise to excellence for the community and stakeholders. She said WRUSD serves more than 30,000 people in the area and surrounding communities. These types of partnerships allow the district to provide positive educational outcomes for students, Michalski said, adding that collaborations with other school districts are also underway. Reading is the foundation for this knowledge. “Reading is the lifeblood of existence and it creates independence. When a person reads, they can travel and experience new things and meet new people,” she said. Michalski will be donating books from her personal bookshelf to the Little Free Library. “I commend the student council of Tséhootsooí Diné Bi’Ólta’, Mr. Yazzie, Dr. Platero and Navajo Nation Shopping Center for working together on this incredible initiative,” she said. “Congratulations!” Information: www.littlefreelibrary.org

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 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 *** NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Self-Storage Lien Act of the State of New Mexico, Section 48-11-7, that the following personal property will be sold or otherwise disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and other related charges. The personal property is located at ADOBE SELF-STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. Unit Number: 201 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Rita Lorenzo c/o P. O. Box 252 Ramah, NM 87321 Description of Personal Property: Table, fishing poles, blankets,

electric floor cleaner, and numerous bags and boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 218 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Jonathan Frechette 140 Russ St., Apt. N-111 Hartford, CT 06106 Description of Personal Property: Army style cot, wicker chairs, wooden chairs, end tables, old snow skis, brief case, small tool box, antique picture frame, moving dolly, paintings, and numerous tote boxes and boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 309 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Melody West 3205 Ciniza Dr. Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: 3 baby strollers, 2 treadmills, 3 ice chests, bed frame, 2 trunks, lamp, baby car seat, golf clubs, bedding, and numerous bags and boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 445 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Esmerelda Tapaha c/o P. O. Box 142 Round Rock, AZ 85048 Description of Personal

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1st Publication Friday, June 29, 2018 2nd Publication Friday, July 6, 2018 *** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Gallup-McKinley County Animal Control Authority will consider the following action at its Regular Meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018. The Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 110 West Aztec Avenue, located on the corner of South Second Street and West Aztec Avenue. ITEM ONE: Quarterly Financial Report ITEM TWO: FY 2019 Final Approved Budget Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 29 June 2018

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*** LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will consider the following action at its regular meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018. Item Two will go before the City Council for final approval at its regular meeting to be held on July 24th, 2018.

ITEM TWO: The final version of the Update to the Gallup Land Development Standards, including a general overview of the zoning code, subdivision regulations, and annexation policies, as well as final updates and revisions, will be presented to the Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission. The Consultant Team (Bohannan Huston and Dekker/Perich/Sabatini) completing the update has been working closely with City Staff and a Steering Committee made up of community leaders. The Consultant Team will give the presentation and be available for questions and discussion. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B. Strain at (505) 863-1244, at least one (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk PUBLISH: 29 June 2018 *** NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to the Self-Service Storage Lien Act of the State of New Mexico, Section 48-117, that the following personal property will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or other related charges. The personal property is located at Aztec Self Storage, 261 N. Hwy 491 Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Last Known Address of Tenant: Loria Carter P.O. Box 7784 Shonto, AZ 86054 Bow & arrow, chair & table,

sewing machine, vacuum, lamp Gloria Billy P.O. Box 4261 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Furniture, grinder, speakers, dishes, couches Madeline Duboise P.O. Box 874 Gallup, NM 87305 Dresser, laptop, household items The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at 261 N. Hwy 491, Gallup, New Mexico. Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. RFP No. 2018-06 *** RFP No. 2018-06 Telecommunications Facilities Consultant will be received by McKinley County, 207 West Hill Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301 until Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00 p.m. local time. Proposals will be received in the County Commission Chambers. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained in person at the Office of the Manager at 207 West Hill Ave., Third Floor, Gallup, NM 87301, be mailed upon written request to Hugo G. Cano, Purchasing Buyer (505) 722-3868, Ext. 1010, or may be obtained from McKinley County Website: www.co.mckinley.nm.us/212/ Bids-RFPs-Solicitations. McKinley County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive all formalities. The Procurement Code, Sections 13-1-28 Through 131-199, NMSA, 1978 imposes civil and criminal penalties for code violations. In addition the New Mexico criminal statutes impose felony/penalties for illegal bribes, gratuities and kickbacks. DATED this 29th day of June 2018 BY: /s/ Genevieve Jackson Chairperson, Board of Commissioners PUBLISHED: Friday, June 29, 2018 Gallup Sun

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2018 FRIDAY, June 29 SBDC WORKSHOP There will be a SBDC workshop: Marketing and Planning for Small Business. 9am-1pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, Meeting Room, 106 W. Hwy. 66. Call (505) 7222220. Free. MEDIA LAB 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. This week: YouTube videos, podcasts, and short films. Call (505) 726-6120 or childlib@gallupnm.gov SATURDAY, June 30 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am@ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. PROTEST FOR THE CHILDREN Protest “For the Children.” 12-5pm, Gallup Cultural Center, 201 E. Hwy 66. Cities across the country will host protests against the Donald Trump administration’s cruel family-separation “Zero Tolerance” policy. ROCKY MOUNTAIN PUPPETS 2pm@ Children’s Branch. Rock n’ Read with the Rocky Mountain Puppets. A one of a kind show to delight children big and small. Aidan wants to start a band along the way he holds auditions and learns about the power of teamwork. TUESDAY, July 3 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free.

Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD. 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 Administration. 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.

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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.

THURSDAY, July 5

FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St.

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.

CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm@Children’s Branch.

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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12-

WEDNESDAY, July 4 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.

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step 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

Group Show for Social Justice” ART1213 Gallery. Opens on Saturday July 14, from 7-9pm (closes Aug. 4). Call (505) 488-2136. 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. 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. INTERFAITH GROUP On July 17, the Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30pm. Aong other topics, the discussion will continue on our local response to the NM Poor People’s Campaign. Bring food for a shared meal. All are welcome in friendship and community. Call Steve Rogers (505) 870-1942 or Anna Rondon (505) 8793666. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Hwy (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). SBDC WORKSHOP On July 24, there will be a SBDC workshop: Dynamic Solutions for Everyday Business Challenges. 9am12pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce (Meeting Room) 106 W. Hwy, 66.

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 post a nonprofit or service at LCR Tribal Park. To civic event in the calendar GALLUPARTS On July 14, gallupARTS is proud to present Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist

section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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