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NEWS Manuelito Children’s Home: A west side treasure


By Dee Velasco For the Sun


anuelito Children’s Home did not start out as a children’s home, but a s a preaching mission to the Navajo people. The mission work was overseen by a congregation in Albuquerque and later by one in Farmington. Fundraising to care for children placed in comfortable, and loving home remains paramount. Wild Thing Championship Bullriding has been a major source of funding for both the home and the school the children attend. And both children and adults work the concession stands and parking to raise money.

A HISTORY The FarmingtonAlbuquerque congregations, being approximately 150 miles, each respectively, felt they could not properly oversee

A playground sits in the middle of the circular campus of Manuelito Children’s Home in Gallup photographed July 10. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo the important work of helping Navajo children, so in 1959 the Church of Christ in Gallup was asked to take responsibility for this work. T he m issiona r ies at Manuelito, a small community 18 miles west of Gallup, were already caring for children by families that could not care for them. When the opportunity came to combine both, this proved to be a win-win situation

Superintendent of Manuelito Children’s Home Jim Christian gives a tour of the campus in Gallup July 10. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

for both, so the decision was made to turn the major emphasis of the work to child care. There was a great need to provide for the many homeless children in the area as well as bringing them up with Christian values.

‘WILD THING’ FUNDRAISING Today, those same values are still applied at MCH, being a non-profit organization that is still dedicated to helping children in need. According to Jim Christian, children’s home superintendent, the home is sponsored by Churches of Christ and friends across the country who want to help make a difference in the life of a child, and other fundraising events to maintain the upkeep of the home, such as the 25th Annual Wild Thing Championship Bull Riding held in Gallup July 13-14. The relationship with Wild

Raylyn, 9, left and Nolan, 13, right, last names withheld for privacy, help sort donations at Manuelito Children’s Home in Gallup July 10. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo Thing began when promoter Larry Peterson’s father help build the home, and who was also on the board of directors at the time. When “Wild Thing” launched 25 years ago, the adults and children of MCH helped by handling the parking and concession stands at the the event with all proceeds from these two going to MCH and the Christian school. It’s still going strong to this day. “It’s our largest local fundraiser that we do every year and we have volunteers that come in from out of state to help us man that,” he said. “I’ll have about 60 volunteers here to help us park cars and make nachos (laughing). We have a lot of fun with our visitors but it’s a lot of hard work for a few days.” Christian says Wild Thing gets better each year and so does proceeds for the children’s home and school. “We make anywhere from $10,000 to $14,000 on a weekend,

so I would say we average about $12,000,” he said, “Last year was probably the best we’ve ever done and hit about around $16,000 last year. The weather cooperated, everything just went smooth last year and we maximized the potential there … that’s all we do there, they won’t let us ride bulls (laughing).” According to Christian, the money raised goes into the general fund. “We use it for back-to-school items the kids need, such as school supplies and school clothes,” he said. “We also use it to pay for the utilities like propane, electricity, and food, but it all goes into the general fund. The summer is really our tough time of the year because our donations are down and wholly surviving on our little fundraisers.So, this event fits perfect.”




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City electric director to retire after five years of service MATZKE RECEIVES COMMENDATION BY COUNCIL Mexico, never owned a house with a flat roof,” Helen Matzke said. “Gallup has been a great place for Richard.” Matzke went onto say that she and her husband learned much about the Navajo culture, and enjoyed the Gallup InterTribal Indian Ceremonial, the artwork, and the culture. She also thanked the Gallup community for welcoming her with open arms. “I enjoyed going to work

By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


ichard Matzke, electric director for the City of Gallup, will retire next month and was given a commendation at the city council meeting July 10. Matzke has served as the director for the past five years. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1972 and began a career in electrical distribution that led him to Gallup. He was at the front and center in efforts to get the solar farm project launched earlier this year. The panels can be seen from Interstate 40, west of Munoz overpass. The site is expected to generate about 10 percent of Gallup’s power. A couple of years back, Matzke served as the interim director of the city’s wastewater

City Electric Director Richard Matzke. File Photo treatment plant and solid waste operations, until the arrival of Dennis Romero. Matzke was given a plaque by Mayor Jackie McKinney, who thanked him for the years of service and what he has given

to the city and the community. Near the end of the meeting, Matzke’s wife, Helen Matzke, thanked the coworkers and friends they had gotten to know. “We had never lived in New

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City Council approves 4 percent wage increase for Gallup Police Officers Association By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


n agreement wa s rea ched bet ween the City of Gallup and Gallup Police Officers Association, Fraternal Order Of Police, and McKinley County Lodge #7 to give a 4 percent wage increase to members

of the bargaining unit. This also includes an 80-20 employer-employee health insurance cost share on medical insurance, which has been factored into the 2018-19 budget. The bargaining unit is comprised of full-time, non-probationary Certified Police Officers, Patrolman First Class and Sergeants.

The GPOA union ratified the agreement, which was presented to the City of Gallup Council for approval on June 21. The raise would go into effect on July 16 with payouts starting on August 3. The budget impact on the wage increase was listed at $82,138, with the health insurance increase and employer

Council approves contract award bid to Infosend for bill print services By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


he current provider for the City of Gallup’s utility bill print serv ices is DataPrint, and the city is not under a contract to remain with them. On March 31, the city elected to use Infosend as the new bill print service provider. Infosend’s front and back in full color will cost $68,376 per year to process 11,000 bills per month, which also includes the use of additional bill styles and appearances not currently available to the city.

These cha nges in st yle w ill lead to a more layman approach to billing, Jon DeYoung, assistant city manager, sa id du r ing the meeting. “[T he] v i s u a l s Jon DeYoung and wordings [will] help the customers understand the billing,” DeYoung said. T he ex ist i ng approved budget will cover the cost of the contract, and the charge inserts back to the department will allow them to get the word out, which will lead to further help, DeYoung said.

D eYo u n g a l s o said the inserts will cause the bid to go over the specified amount of $68,000. The bid was drafted up to the current budgeted amount of $110,000. However, Mayor Jackie McKinney did not agree with the signing for $110,000 when the bid would only need $68,000. He also said the contract should be for the main amount, with additional bids being made if the insert costs come into play. The motion was approved with a 5-0-0 vote.

share being listed at $97,311. Figures given during the meeting by Klo Abeita, human resources director, had the tag of wages along at $108,710, and an impact of $205,908. These figures are intended to cover 67 police officer positions. “At present, we are at 59 [officers] on payroll. We are

looking to hire 4 FTEs,” Abeita said during the meeting. Since the department did not reach the full 67 staffing by the meeting date, the matter will be addressed again when it does, Mayor Jackie McKinney said. The motion was approved with a 5-0-0 vote.

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Dead body found on Gallup’s north side Staff Reports


allup Police are still in the beginning of an investigation into the identity of a body discovered July 11, north of town. Captain Marinda Spencer said the body was so badly decomposed that identifying the person will be challenging. She said the remains have been forwarded to the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque for an autopsy. The body appears to be male, she said. The body was located in shrubbery about 1.2 miles north of Gallup on U.S. Highway 491, across from the Gallup Dental Group, and appears to have been there for at least a week, Spencer said. High temperatures during the past week accelerated the decomposition of the remains. The body was found by a man who was out looking for cans, she said, adding that he noticed a foul smell which led to the discovery of the body. There were no obvious signs of foul play but cause of death has not Flanked by detectives and officials, Medical Investigator Richard Malone points to where a dead body lays in a field near the 1.2 mile been determined, Spencer said. marker off Highway 491 July 11. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

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Leap! - July 14th at 2:00 P.M. Best friends Félicie and Victor hatch a plan to escape from their rural orphanage in 19th-century France. Félicie dreams of becoming a ballerina, while Victor wants to use his brainpower to invent things.Once they arrive, they find that making your dream come true takes a lot of work and dedication.

Storks - July 23rd at 3:00 P.M. Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby, with the help of Tulip, the only human in the company.

Kubo and the Two Strings - July 30th at 3:00 P.M. Kubo joins forces with Monkey and Beetle to find answers. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King and other monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, a great samurai warrior.



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Santa Fe cardiologist charged with health care fraud, obstruction of justice Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE – Chief U.S. District Judge William P. “Chip” Johnson sentenced Roy G. Heilbron in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., July 10 to 51 months of imprisonment for his convictions on health care fraud and obstruction of justice charges. The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Acting Special Agent in Charge Maxwell D. Marker of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and U.S. Marshal Sonya K. Chavez.  Heilbron, 54, a cardiologist residing in Santa Fe, N.M., was sentenced to 24 months for his conviction on a health care fraud charge, and 27 months for his conviction on an obstruction of justice charge arising out of his attempt to obstruct and impede sentencing proceedings on the health care fraud case. 

Roy G. Heilbron Heilbron was ordered to serve the two sentences consecutively for an aggregate of 51 months of imprisonment. Heilbron will be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison sentence.  Heilbron also was ordered to pay $623,477.25 in restitution to the victims of his health care fraud crimes. 


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Josiah Kiki Pablo July 1, 7:32 pm DWI McKinley C o u n t y D e p u t y Johnson Lee said he was told at about 6:49 pm of a possible reckless driver heading west on Highway 118 going at speeds of 100 miles per hour. Metro Dispatch received several phone calls from other drivers who were tracking the vehicle and Lee was finally told that the vehicle was traveling on Interstate 40, and had collided with the cable barrier at about the 42 mile marker. One of the witnesses at the scene said the driver, identified as Josiah Pablo, 21, of Thoreau, had tried to hit him and he was very upset. Pablo told Lee that he had more than he should have to drink. He agreed to take field sobriety tests when he told Lee that he had medical issues, so Lee placed him under arrest. He later agreed to take a breath alcohol test during which he posted two samples of .15. Melvin Willie June 30, 12:29 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated McKinley C o u n t y Deputy Cecil Sanders said he was on Breads­ prings Road about 12:39 pm when he saw a car fail to stop at a stop sign. He conducted a traffic stop and talked to the driver, Melvin Willie, 43, of Mariano Lake. He discovered that Willie had a suspended license because of a prior DWI. He also noticed Willie showing signs of being intoxicated. He was told by Metro Dispatch that the license plate was not found in connection with the vehicle. Sanders said he went over to talk to another officer who showed up at the scene and Willie used the opportunity to speed away. Sanders went in pursuit. Sanders said Willie was NEWS

traveling more than 80 miles per hour and was going over the center line, forcing other cars off the highway. Willie finally pulled over at the 25-mile marker on Highway 602. He was placed in handcuffs. He was asked why he sped away and responded “because I wanted to.” He declined to take the field sobriety tests because he said he was “too drunk.” He later took a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .26. He was then transported to jail and charged with several violations and crimes, including resisting arrest. Selina Lee June 25, 12:29 am DWI C i t y Pat rol ma n V i c t o r M a d r i d was parked at Cedar H i l l Pla za on South S e c o n d Street just after midnight when he was told to be on the lookout for a car that reportedly tried to run over Kenneth Cheromiah. Madrid saw a car match that description drive into the nearby Giant gas station. He went up to the vehicle and was talking to the passenger when the driver got out of her side of the car. He said he noticed that she showed signs of being intoxicated. Lee, 44, of Gallup said Cheromiah was her daughter’s ex-boyfriend and her daughter was only 17. She agreed to take the field sobriety tests and failed. She was arrested for DWI. She agreed to take breath alcohol tests and blew samples of .11 and .10. She was given another test and blew a .08. Cheromiah was interviewed and he said Lee not only tried to run him over but she bit him as well. Kennard Bennett June 24, 7:19 pm Aggravated DWI City police were dispatched about 7:17 pm to South S econd S t r e e t because of a report of a reckless

driver. Bennett, 36, of Thoreau was stopped on the 600 block. Police Officer Jerald Watchman said he saw a passenger in the vehicle passed out. He found Bennett to have a dazed look and showing other signs of being intoxicated. Bennett said he was headed to Church Rock and admitted he had been drinking. He refused to take a field sobriety test as well as a breath alcohol test. He said he wanted a blood alcohol test instead, which is what happen after a search warrant was signed. Nicholas Garcia June 23, 6:02 pm Aggravated DWI City Patrolman Francis Collins was on regular patrol when he s aw a vehicle travel at a high rate of speed and then go air bound when it collided with a curb. When he got to the site of the accident, he saw the bumper of the pickup about 30 yards from the rest of the vehicle. He saw Garcia, 27, of Gallup get out of the vehicle with blood coming out of his nose. A bottle of liquor also came out of the vehicle at the same time. Because of his injuries, he was not given field sobriety tests but he did agree to a breath alcohol test during which he posted samples of .17 and .15. Logan Cly June 23, 1:05 am Aggravated DWI C it y P a t r ol m a n Jo h n Gonzales said he was on routine patrol about 1 am o n We s t Highway 66 when he saw a vehicle coming the opposite direction drive up on the concrete medium. He made a traffic stop and began talking to Logan Cly, 23, of Mexican Hat, UT. Gonzales said when Cly got out of his vehicle he had trouble keeping his balance, but he did agree to take the field sobriety tests, which Gonzales stopped

when Cly almost fell down. He refused to take a breath alcohol test. Eugene Eddie June 23, 3:34 pm DW I. (Nava jo t r iba l charge) McKinley C o u n t y D e p u t y Sgt. Henio Elreno said he was working saturation patrol on Highway 602 at about the 19-mile marker when he saw a vehicle approaching at 69 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. As he went after the SUV, he saw it veer off the road and hit a sign post. The driver’s side door opened, but no one got out. He then saw the driver, Eugene Eddie, 38, of Vanderwagen crawl into the back seat. Eddie then told him that the driver had run off. As he said this, Elreno noticed he had slurred speech. Elreno asked him to get out if the vehicle. Since he had a prosthetic leg and only one eye, he was not required to take a field sobriety test, but he was arrested for DWI. He was transported to the sheriff’s office where he agreed to take a breath alcohol test during which he posted samples of .07 and .06. He said the reason he ran off the road and hit the sign was because he missed the brake pedal and hit the gas pedal instead. He admitted drinking a pint of vodka some four hours before he was stopped. Since the stop occurred on reservation land, he was turned

over to the Navajo police. Blaine Morgan June 19. 1:46 am DWI Ga llup P o l i c e Officer Iris Pinero said she was in t he d r ive through at the McDonald’s west when the clerk at the drive-up window pointed to the car in front of her, and said the driver had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol. Pinero said she watched as the driver got on the highway and shortly thereafter, conducted a traffic stop. Blaine Morgan, 32, of Fort Wingate said he was going home and admitted he had been drinking. He agreed to take a field sobriety test which he failed. He then agreed to a breath alcohol test during which he posted samples of .20 and .19. Rydell Platero June 18, 7 :06 pm Aggravated DWI McKinley C ou nt y Sheriff Sgt. T a m m y Houghtaling was on regular patrol about 6:53 pm, traveling on U.S. Highway 491 when she saw a car going north, approaching Maloney Avenue. She said the vehicle was going fast and came to a screeching stop at the intersection. She said she made a U-turn and conducted a traffic stop on


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Weekly Police Activity Reports Staff Reports

DOMESTIC DENIER 7/6, Gallup A Church Rock ma n has has been arrested, just hou rs after being released from NCI, for beating up a woman. Adrian Chischilly, 41, has been charged with battery on a household member. According to police, the victim called police about 12:45 pm on July 6 saying that as soon as Chischilly got out of the detox center at 6 am, he began drinking, and as he drank he became angrier. Finally, she said, he began hitting her in her face with his fist and elbow. She said he also backhanded her multiple times. When questioned, Chischilly said nothing happened and

could not explain how the victim got her injuries nor why his knuckles were so bruised. Police said that when he was booked at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, he became disorderly and had to be placed in isolation.

A SHOW OF KNIVES 7/3, Gallup A Va nder­ wagen man is facing aggravated assault charges after he reportedly threatened a number of people in the downtown walkway area on July 3. Jesse Fred, 34, was arrested after he reportedly pulled out a knife and threatened Gabriel Curley. It began about 3:42 pm when Gallup Police Officer Steven Peshlakai was waved down by

a woman who said a man had a knife. She pointed him out, and Peshlakai went into the Dollar General and met with Gabriel Curley. Curley said he had a knife but it was on his belt loop. He said a man pulled a knife on him and pointed to a man who was standing across the street. That man was Jesse Fred. Peshlakai said the police had received a number of reports throughout the day of Fred harassing and threatening people in the walkway. Curley said Fred was harassing him at his home on South Second Street, and Curley finally told him to leave. Fred continued to refuse to leave, said Curley, and finally threatened to stab him and scatter his pieces around town. At that point, Curley said Fred pulled a folding knife out of his pocket. He also said he pulled out his knife, which was attached to his belt and told him to do something. Fred eventually walked away. When he talked to Fred, he

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said Curley pulled out a knife on him. When he was questioned, Fred did not have a knife on him. Peshlakai then went and talked to Gabriel Curley’s father, James, who said he saw Fred pull out a knife from his front pocket. At that point, Fred was arrested for aggravated assault.

FIGHTING BACK 6/28, Gallup A Su nda nce man is facing battery charges after he reportedly attacked a woman. Vince Livingston, 37, has also been charged with abuse of a child. This occurred on June 28 when police were called to Cedar Hills apartment about 3 am. The victim told police that she wasn’t sure why Livingston became upset, but she said she tried to calm him down when he grabbed her by her arms and body slammed her to the floor while she continued to fight back. Livingston, who was found in an open field behind the apar tments, said his girlfriend started scratching him because he was so intoxicated. Both Livingston and the vicitm had injuries, but police decided to arrest Livingston.

HOME | FROM PAGE 4 MCH operates on about a $900,000 to nearly $1 million budget a year said Christian. Most of the support comes from Southern California and Texas, and other outside sources. He said although there are many “deep-pockets” wealthy children’s home, they are not. “There’s been times when we’re trying to figure out which bills to pay this month and we live like most families out there from paycheck to paycheck,” he said. “So, any donations coming in from Gallup are always welcomed and appreciated.” The MCH has been in

OH HENRY 6/14, Gallup A Gallup m a n who at tempted to rob a residence on Viro Circle was thwarted by nei g h b or s and then arrested by Gallup Police. Jeremy Henry, 26, is now facing charges of breaking and entering, larceny, tampering with evidence and evading arrest. The incident occurred on June 14 about 7 am, when a caller said his neighbor was robbed and the man who did it was walking towards Arnold Street. It turned out the owners of the residence were out of town. Police soon were able to track down the suspect and watched as he began placing items in a large bush south of Arnold Street. Henry was soon caught himself. When police searched the bush, they found several pieces of jewelry and possible narcotics. When Henry was questioned, he admitted going into the residence with another person and taking some items. He was booked for breaking and entering, larceny, tampering with evidence, and resisting/ evading/obstructing an officer. Police also arrested him on an outstanding warrant, for 20 counts of “non-residential burglary” for breaking into storage units June 11. Both cases are being heard by District Court Judge Robert Aragon. operation for almost 60-years and yet little people know of its existence, Christian said. “I’m surprised sometimes of how few people know that we are here for 60 years, just 2.5 miles outside of Gallup. We’re still here and we’re here to help kids,” he said. “Our work is made possible because of the generosity of good people, churches, and businesses found throughout the United States. We solicit your financial giving and your prayers.” To donate and for more information contact (505) 863-5530 or visit: www.mnch. info or email: jchristian@ NEWS

Few new details arise on case of deceased reporter Staff Reports


h e G a l lu p Pol ic e Department is still investigating the death of two individuals who were found deceased on July 1 in a home on the 600 block of West Hill Street. They have been identified as Richard Boss, 62’ address unknown, and Naomi Chan, 38, of Gallup. When police inspected the

home, they found that Chan had died sometime after Boss. Ga l lup Pol ice Capt a i n Ma r inda Spencer sa id Thursday police still have no idea of cause of death. One theor y that police are working on is that Chan brought the body with her when she came to Gallup with plans on burying him here but for some reason never got around to doing it.

Captured: Johnny Black Arrested Staff Reports S A N TA A N A PUEBLO, N.M. – Johnny Black was spotted by a Santa Ana Tribal Police officer near Warrior Fuel on U.S. 550 in Bernalillo.  Black was successfully taken into custody and arrested by the Santa Ana Tribal Johnny Black Police. Black is wanted for shooing at a State Police officer on June 25, 2018 in Espanola, and shooting at a Rio Arriba County Deputy a week prior. Black has warrants for his arrest for the following charges: • A ​ ssault with intent to commit a violent felony on a police officer (two counts, 2nd degree felony) • ​S hoot i ng f rom a motor

Woman steals beer, rampages in local Allsup’s store men get out of a car as Amber Yazzie walked back to the confronstore, ca r r y i ng t a t i o n a brass knuckle between knife. She began a conve punching the winnience store clerk dows of the store. and a woman wieldJosiah Yazzie said ing a knife has led he felt the woman to aggravated batwas no longer trytery charges against ing to steal beer, a n A lbuquerque but was directwoman. i ng her a nger A mber Ya z z ie, toward him and 23, ha s a lso been Amber Yazzie he became afraid. charged with conJosiah Yazzie cealing her identity. said he went outside and the The incident began about three men grabbed him and midnight on June 27 when pushed him against the car a clerk at the Allsup store, as Amber Yazzie began slash112 Arnold St., said a woman ing her knife back and forth came in and grabbed a pack in front of him. Josiah Yazzie of beer and began to leave the sa id he defended h imself store without paying. with a trash can lid as Amber The clerk, Josiah Yazzie, Yazzie said to the others to refused to let her leave and kill him. finally she dropped the beer. One of the other men, howBut before she left, she report- ever, said “let’s go” and they edly punched the clerk in the all got in the car and left. jaw and then left. Police began searching for The clerk said he saw three the vehicle and soon found it Staff Reports


with Amber Yazzie inside. When she was arrested, she gave police several different names and it took several hours before her true identity was confirmed. When that occurred, she was found also to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Police said they also found a firearm in the vehicle close to where Robert Johnson was sitting. Johnson was reportedly intoxicated a nd wa s taken to the Gallup Detox Center. ATTENTION NEWS HOUNDS!

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vehicle (two counts, 4th degree felony) • ​A g g r a v a t e d f leei ng a pol ice o f f i c e r (t w o counts, 4th degree felony) • ​ R e s id e nt i a l Bu rgla r y (3rd degree felony) • ​ B r e a k i n g and Entering (4th degree felony)   The New Mexico State Police would like to thank the public for their patience a nd a ssista nce a s we worked to br ing this da ngerous fugitive into custody.  New Mex ico St ate Pol ice Investigations Bureau conti nues to i nvestigate t h is case with no new information available.  Please refer any questions about Blacks arrest to Santa Ana Tribal Police.



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sufficiently documented to support the billing; Submitting the photocopied A federal grand jury indicted notes, results, and images to the Heilbron in June 2015, and insurance plans when the plans charged him with health care requested documentation to supfraud and wire fraud offenses. port the claims submitted; The 24-count indictment charged Submitting claims to health Heilbron, a physician who plans for procedures that were was then licensed to practice never performed; medicine in New Mexico who Submitting claims for prospecialized in cardiology, with cedures performed on two conexecuting a scheme to defraud secutive dates to increase the Medicare and other health amount paid for services that care benefit programs between were actually rendered together January 2010 and May 2011 by on one single date; and   submitting false and fraudulent Misusing billing codes and claims.  According to the health modifiers in order to increase care fraud indictment, Heilbron his rate of reimbursement. executed his scheme by: On Feb. 17, 2017, Heilbron Performing and billing for a pled guilty to one count of health wide array of unnecessary tests care fraud.  In his plea agreeon every new patient and submit- ment, Heilbron acknowledged ting false diagnoses with the bill- that at all times relevant to the ing claims to justify the tests to crimes charged in the indictthe insurance plans; ment, he was a doctor involved Inserting false symptoms, in the private practice of mediobservations, and diagnoses cine.  Heilbron further admitinto patients’ medical charts to ted from Dec. 2009 through provide written support for the Dec. 2011, he provided medical tests he ordered or performed; services as A Well for Health I n ser t i ng photocopied Church, Inc., a medical clinic in clinical notes, diagnostic test Santa Fe, where he contracted results, and ultrasound images with several health care benefit in patients’ medical charts to programs including Blue Cross create a written record of pro- and Blue Shield of New Mexico cedures that were either not and Medicare.  performed or that had not been Under the terms of those

contracts, Heilbron would bill the programs for medical services he provided to patients covered by those programs and included his medical diagnosis or other justifications for the services for which he requested compensation. In his plea agreement, Heilbron admitted devising and executing a scheme to deceive and obtain money from health care programs that covered his patients by misrepresenting his patients’ diagnoses.  On Aug. 7, 2017, Heilbron’s attorney filed a motion to continue Heilbron’s sentencing hearing on the health care fraud charge, which was then scheduled for Aug. 28, 2017, to permit Heilbron to begin chemotherapy in Costa Rica for prostate cancer.  The motion included two at t a ch ment s:  a one -page “Treatment Protocol for Roy Heilbron” dated Aug. 3, 2017, which purported to detail Heilbron’s alleged prostate cancer diagnosis, and a three-page “Clinical Summary” dated June 24, 2017, which purported to outline a four-cycle chemotherapy treatment plan.  The two documents purported to be authored by a physician with offices in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Miami, Fla.

On Aug. 9, 2017, a U.S. Magistrate Judge issued a warrant for Heilbron’s arrest based on a criminal complaint charging him with making and presenting fraudulent documents regarding his medical condition to a U.S. Probation Officer, and submitting the fraudulent documents for the purpose of postponing or avoiding sentencing in the pending health care fraud prosecution. The complaint outlined the FBI’s investigation into the claims made in the “Clinical Summary” and “Treatment Protocol,” and asserted that Heilbron created the two documents himself and that Heilbron was not a patient of the physician whose name appears on the fraudulent documents.  According to the complaint, Heilbron provided the fraudulent documents to his U.S. Probation Officer on Aug. 4, 2017, in support of a request to postpone his sentencing hearing.  Heilbron was subsequently charged on Sept. 6, 2017, in a two-count indictment setting forth the same charges as those contained in the complaint.  The indictment alleged that Heilbron committed the two crimes in Bernalillo County, N.M., and elsewhere, between Aug. 3, 2017 and Aug. 7, 2017. On Feb. 2, 2018, Heilbron entered a guilty plea to the obstruction of justice charge of the indictment.  In his plea

agreement, Heilbron acknowledged that he previously pled guilty to a health care fraud charge on Feb. 17, 2017, and had a sentencing hearing on Aug. 28, 2017. Heilbron also admitted that on Aug. 4, 2017, he sent his Probation Officer an email requesting to postpone his sentencing hearing based on the representation that he was scheduled to begin chemotherapy treatments in Costa Rica on Aug. 14, 2017.  In support of his request, Heilbron attached a clinical summary and treatment protocol purportedly authored by Heilbron’s physician.  Heilbron admitted that the email was false and created for the purpose of delaying or avoiding the sentencing hearing on his health care fraud plea, and at the time he made the request for the postponement, he was on vacation in Europe with no intention of beginning chemotherapy treatments in Costa Rica beginning on Aug. 14, 2017.  In entering the guilty plea, Heilbron acknowledged that when he sent the false email, he was on release under a July 1, 2015 order of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico relating to his health care fraud charge that put him on notice of the effect of committing crimes while on presentence release. 


Cory Joe June 18, 6:14 am 8th DWI Gallup Police Officer Iris Pinero said the incident began with a the report of a man at a local gas station observed stumbling as he got into his vehicle. Another officer stopped the vehicle and noticed that he had trouble maintaining his lane. When Pinero talked to Joe, 35, of Gallup, he told her he just wanted to go home. As he said it, however, Pinero noticed that his speech was slurred and he had trouble balancing. When asked if he would take field sobriety tests, he said no, he just wanted to go home. He said he had not been drinking, but was just tired. He did agree to take a breath test and using a portable breath test, he posted samples of .67 and .65. Me t r o D i s p a t c h t he n informed Pinero that Joe had seven prior DWIs. Because of this, Pinaro transported Joe

the vehicle. When he was told of the reason for the stop, Platero, 39, of Chinle, Ariz., said he was aware that the light had turned red. He said some papers were flying in his car and he was trying to get them under control when he saw the light turn red at the last minute. When asked, he was not able to furnish a driver’s license or registration, and his insurance had expired in 2017. She said she could smell the odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the car, but Platero pointed to his passenger. He agreed to do field sobriety tests and failed. Platero also said he had been arrested a few months ago for DWI but it was on the reservation. Houghtaling said she located several open liquor containers in the vehicle. A little later, Platero agreed to take a breath alcohol test, during which he posted samples of .24 and .23.


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OPINIONS Navajo social workers change lives Staff Reports


L BUQU ERQU E — President Russell Begaye a nd Vice President Jonathan Nez opened the annual Navajo Nation Div ision of Social Ser v ices con ference Ju ly 10,  with back-to-back keynote speeches that h ig hlighted recent successes and encouraged division employees to magnify Diné cultural teachings. About one-third of the more than 500 employees in the division’s eight programs attended the 2018 conference, which runs through  Thursday  at Sandia Resort and Casino. The conference includes workshops addressing some of the most critical issues facing the Navajo Nation: alcohol and drug abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, suicide, domestic violence and cyberbullying. Guest spea ker s a nd

President Russell Begaye addresses the Division of Social Services during its annual conference July 10. Photo Credit: Courtesy presenters also conducted workshops on cultural teachings, overcoming historical trauma and the power of words. In his address, President Begaye spoke of receiving phone calls, emails and text messages from people experiencing their darkest moments. “As president, I get a lot of these messages from our Diné

people, especially from the youth,” he said. “I get text messages from young people telling me their friends or classmates have taken their own lives, or from people experiencing abuse, alcoholism or domestic violence.” P resident Begaye sa id he responds to such messages with words of hope and

encouragement. He reminds them to hold on to the teachi ng s of t hei r pa rent s or grandparents. “This is what social services is about,” President Begaye said. “It’s about restoring hope and bringing families back together. That’s what you do when you work in social services. You’re out there helping people become whole again.” Vice President Nez also spoke about promoting the Diné way of life. The theme of the conference is “empower and strengthen each other to reach new horizons,” and empowerment comes from embracing cultural identity, he said. “What you’re doing out there with your clients is magnifying culture,” Vice President Nez said. “A lot of people out there are going through tough times, facing alcoholism, drug abuse and depression, but a lot of the answers to our problems are right there within our

teachings. You are using those teachings in your work.” Vice President Nez encouraged social workers to teach by example and to model resilience and self-reliance. He also urged them to take care of themselves. “You may wonder if you’re making a difference,” he said. “I can tell you, as a leader of the Navajo Nation, that you are changing lives. One life saved or one family reunited is well worth the effort.” Now is the time to change the trajectory of the Navajo narrative, Vice President Nez said. Now is the opportune time to work together and make a difference. “This is a tilting point in Navajo Nation history,” he said. “Hope is what people are lacking, but hope is what people are wanting. If we come together as one, working in unity, just imagine how much better off our young children will be.”

Businesses enjoy return on investment in breastfeeding-friendly workplace By Finance New Mexico


mployers who provide a space where employees can express and store milk or breastfeed a baby quickly realize the benefits of doing so. Accord i ng to t he New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force, employers who comply with state and federal laws requiring them to provide a clean and private space for lactating mothers and to offer flexible break time so mothers can breastfeed or pump milk experience less absenteeism, lower health care costs and turnover rates, higher productivity and employee loyalty and positive community perception. In other words, businesses that support breastfeeding employees are improving their ow n competitiveness a nd profitability. OPINIONS

“Absences due to infant illness occur twice as often among parents whose infants are not breastfed,” the task force says on its website, That t r a n slat e s i nt o d r a m at ic reductions in employer healthcare costs for infants who are breastfed. There’s evidence to back this assertion. The American Academy of Pediatricians’ website notes that human milk provides not just nutrients but also “many substances that benefit (the) baby’s immune system, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells,” all of which protect against common childhood infections and other illnesses well beyond infancy. The task force works to convince businesses that supporting a breastfeeding employee is well worth whatever temporary

A mother breast feeds her baby behind a screen set up by her employer. Photo Credit: Finance New Mexico inconvenience it might cause and helps employers develop workable policies. “Businesses tend to think it will be a bigger cost than it is,” said Monica Esparza, task force program manager. Businesses don’t have to car ve out a new space for breastfeeding

mothers, she noted. As long as they have a designated place, they comply with the law. New Mexico state law is more comprehensive than federal law, according to Esparza. “Federal law offers protection for hourly employees,” she said, whereas, “New Mexico

law doesn’t specify hourly or salaried,” so it applies to both. Laws aside, the task force encou r a ge s m a n a ger s t o talk with expectant mothers about how the business


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Why is Human Life Precious? By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church


ince 1973, there has been much he a t ed discussion about the Supreme Court ruling entitled Roe vs. Wade. There are many heated opinions about the ruling and its aftermath. The purpose of this article is not to address the court’s ruling; rather, the purpose is to ask the question from a Biblical perspective, “Why is Human Life Precious?” From an evolutionary point of view, the most valuable form of life is that which is strongest and survives, that which pushes its genes further into the future. Pragmatism pure and simple. For those who hold an evolutionary view, human life has no more, nor less, value than that of a dog, or even a worm or microbe. Only that which survives have value. Turning to God’s word, we find a different perspective. ‘Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’ Genesis 1:26a, 27. Later in Genesis 9:6 we find:

DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 12 to a local hospital and when a search warrant was signed, has technicians draw blood for further testing. Candace Peralto June 17, 3 am DWI McKinley County Deputy Jasmine Jaramillo said she’s was at the Dead Horse Saloon in Church Rock about 3 am for a routine business check when she saw a vehicle stop in the middle of the road and not move. When she went to check on the driver, she said she was slumped over the wheel and appeared to be asleep. The same was true of the passenger in the front seat. A fter knocking on the


“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.” This is a very limited selection of texts which demonstrate why humans have value. As humans, we only have value because we are made in the image Pastor Bill Emmerling (reflection) of God. T h is lead s to a second question: “When does they are made in His image. human life begin?” Scripture Conversely, when we dishonor, is rather clear about this as hurt other people, made in the well. Human life, at all points image of God, we are attackof development, is just that, ing the image of God, indirectly human life. One has only attacking God himself. to look to Job 10:8 and his While God has provided a description of the formation of means of forgiveness, even for a child in the womb, as well as those who murder, we should Psalm 139:13-16 and the call of remember, God judges those Jeremiah (1:5). It is interesting who harm and kill the innoto note in 2017, scientists first cent. Throughout the prophrecorded “an explosion of tiny ets we find examples similar sparks…” when human sperm to that found in Jeremiah enters a human egg.” While 19:3-6 where God makes it these sparks are attributed clear that Israel was judged to a chemical reaction of zinc and sent into captivity for, when the sperm and egg come among other things, that they in contact, at that instance, a “…filled this place [the temuniquely defined HUMAN life, ple] with the blood of innomade in the image of God, cents…” It is time that we, came into being. individually and collectively, With these facts and ideas, recognize our sins and repent we come to a sobering con- of the evil we continue to do clusion: when we bless other in our nation, that God might people, we are honoring and bring healing upon our land (2 blessing our God, because Chronicles 7:12-14). window several times, the driver finally rolled down the window and appeared to be confused. The driver identified herself as Candace Peralto, 29, of Prewitt. She told Jaramillo that she couldn’t be drunk because she only had two cans of beer three or four hours ago. She also admitted that she was lost because she was not familiar with the area. She agreed to take field sobriety tests which she failed and was then arrested for DWI. She also agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .08. Her passenger, Brandon Begay, was also intoxicated and he was taken to the Gallup Detox Center. Kathleen Jones June 17, 2:58 am DWI McKinley County Deputy

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Clayton Etsitty said he was dispatched to the 59-mile marker on Interstate 40 about 3 am. As he got to the area, cars and trucks began honking as if to get his attention. He finally saw a car that matched the one he was trying to locate, and when he tried to stop it, the driver kept going for almost three quarters of a mile before stopping. He finally had a chance to talk to Kathleen Jones, 47, of Rock Springs, N.M. Etsitty said he notices signs that Jones was intoxicated, and when he asked her if she had anything to drink, she said she had three beers some three hours before. She agreed to take field sobriety tests and failed. She then agreed to take a breath alcohol test and posted two samples of .14

AG warns New Mexicans of phishing scam Staff Reports


t tor ney Genera l Hector Balderas cautioned New Mexico consumers not to submit their banking information over the internet—unless consumers have initiated contact with the bank. The advisory came July 10, after the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General received several reports of scammers receiving banking account numbers through ‘phishing’ for information on a banking website. “New Mexicans need to be aware of potential scammers doing everything they can to take their hard-earned money,” Balderas said. “These scammers are getting better at disguising themselves every day and will stop at nothing in their attempts to get into New Mexicans’ wallets.” In this situation, the fraudulent banking website created

by scammers, displayed an alert that read “Security Alert: Suspicious Login Noticed.” The scammers attached a link near that alert, and consumers were asked to enter their bank information, passwords, debit card numbers and personal identification numbers on the new link. That link was not affiliated with, or under control of the bank, and people who enter the requested information are handing it directly over to scammers. The Office of Attorney Genera l Hector Ba ldera s employs advocates to help consumers who encounter scams, faulty products and broken promises. Those who think they may have been scammed can file a complaint at the Attorney General’s website at www. or call (505) 717-3500 in Albuquerque, (505) 490-4060 in Santa Fe, or toll-free statewide 1-844-255-9210.

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COMMUNITY ‘We Read, We Talk’ book club meets with Anne Hillerman AREA AUTHORS ALSO JOIN IN AT LIBRARY’S SPECIAL EVENT

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


h a t do you see when you read? W hen James Joyce invites us to Dublin, when Charles Dickens sets us down in London, we come to know those cities specifically through their filters. We construct images in our minds when we are reading, because when we read we are immersed and the more we are immersed the less we are able in the moment to bring our analytical mind to bear upon an experience in which we are absorbed.” These words were read by Octavia Fellin Library Director Tammie Moe as she introduced the “In Conversation with Local Authors” at the Octavia Fellin Public Library July 7. Local authors discussed their works before an enthused audience. Authors Rani Divine, Ross Van Dusen, Max Early, Martin Link, John Taylor, and Essie Yazzie rounded at the list of local-centric authors. The event, centered on a book club and group of authors, turned out to be a hit with readers. It began with a luncheon at the El Morro Second Street Events Center with an

opening address by Mayor Jackie McKinney, followed by the introduction of special guest Anne Hillerman, daughter of famous American author Tony Hillerman. Tony Hillerman is best known for his detective novels featuring Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels. After her father’s death, Anne Hillerman continued the Leaphorn and Chee mysteries with Spider Woman’s Daughter. She followed that with two more in the series, Rock with Wings and Song of the Lion and her most recent novel, Cave of Bones. Hiller ma n seemed surprised that the club chose her latest novel, and was pleased to be a part of this event as well as supporting the library. “I was so thrilled that they chose my book as a community read,” she said. “This was a wonderful event, and to be here amongst this panel of local authors who talked about the trials and tribulations of being a writer and how living in the Gallup area has influenced their work.” What inspired her to follow in her father’s footsteps? She said it was love, the love of her father’s books and of course the love of her father. Although

Left to right, Essie Yazzie-Author, Rani Divine-Author, and, Max Early-Author; Local Authors’ Panel July 7. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Octavia Fellin Public Library COMMUNITY

Anne Hillerman signs copies of books for her fans during the Local Authors Panel at the Octavia Fellin Public Library July 7. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Octavia Fellin Public Library she had the feeling that she may fail, she thrusted forward and has succeeded in carrying on her father’s beloved legacy. “I loved my father’s books and I loved him, and after he died I thought not only am I missing my dear dad but I’m missing those dear stories,” she said. “I thought I would give it a try and if the worst is if I don’t

succeed that would be the end of that.” Surprisingly she found herself with a touch of her dad’s talent. “So far readers have been receptive and appreciative of my effort,” she said. Ca r r y i ng on w it h her father’s writing style and storyline, Hillerman has stayed

in tune with her dad’s characters. She also added her own touch to the stories with new characters. “I used a minor character and raised her up to be a full fledge crime fighter who is ‘Bernadette Manuelito,’ so in most of my books she is the main character along with ‘Jim Chee’ and others. They’re hard at work, but Bernadette gets to have the spotlight (laughing). I love being in Gallup and I hope I have the chance to come back here,” she said. The event proved to be an overwhelming success. Hillerman was a part of the draw, as well as the initial book club, according to a surprised library Deputy Director Betty Martin. “I think it went very well, a lot the community was involved and I’ve never seen this much involvement of all my years here at the library,” she said. “The book club started out with 35 people in it and later expanded to 55 readers. A lot more involvement than I anticipated and it turn out great, very diverse, from kids to teenagers … somebody from every walk of life. Both the luncheon, panel,


Left to right, Ross Van Dusen-Author & Artist, John Lewis Taylor-Author, and, Martin Link-Author; Local Authors’ Panel July 7. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Octavia Fellin Public Library Gallup Sun • Friday July 13, 2018


UNM-Gallup art student receives best in show By Marilee Petranovich UNM-G Senior Public Relations Specialist


heyen ne Ma r t i nez displayed her artistic talents at the UNMGallup Spring Student Art Show and walked away with a top ribbon for “Best in Show – Drawing.” With the ribbon in hand as well as a recently earned Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Martinez is embarking on a new stage in her life as she heads to Trinity Wa shington University in Washington, D.C. to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Originally from Tsayatoh, N.M., Martinez is a 2014 graduate of Gallup High School who enrolled in UNM-Gallup right after commencement. After her first semester she decided to go a different direction and enlisted in active duty with the

From left, UNM-Gallup graduate Cheyenne Martinez shown with art instructor Kristi Wilson, stands next to her drawing which won “Best in Show-Drawing” at the UNM-Gallup Student Art Show. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marilee Petranovich U.S. Army. She retur ned to UNMGallup after a year and a half in

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South Carolina with a stronger both but felt like I needed to “I have the support of my appreciation for her education. consider which school would family, friends and the com“After I got out of the Army, get me where I want to go,” she munity as a whole,” she said. I was happy for the opportu- said. “I picked Trinity for its “I’m getting help from the nities of understanding more location and opportunities to Navajo Nation to attend school things,” she said. “I was an work with Homeland Security.” and I hope to pay that back by introvert in high school, but Martinez completed her working as a Navajo Nation opened up and did more on Associate’s degree in two years detective.” my own after I got back to by attending UNM-Gallup full Martinez’s advice to stuGallup. I realized the more I time. She is already taking dents considering college is get involved, the more oppor- online upper division classes to: “Start close before going tunities I will have.” from the UNM main campus in far away. Learn to navigate This involvement did not criminology to get a head start and be aware of oppor tunijust apply to her education as in accumulating credit hours. ties in life. You won’t have Martinez is also very involved She is very thankful for to work a day in your life if with veterans’ affairs issues at the support of her family and you pursue something you both the Tsayatoh Chapter and community. love.” the Navajo Nation level. Martinez is grateful for the credits s he h a s a l r e a d y e a r ne d a t U N M Gallup almost all of which will transfer to Trinity Washington Un iver sit y. A f t er becoming comfortable in the higher education env ironment, Martinez decided she wanted to broaden her educational frame of reference. “I wa nted to widen my radius so I applied to UNLV and Trinity Washington. Cheyenne’s final drawing in her UNM-Gallup Drawing class. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marilee I was accepted at Petranovich

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Rehoboth’s Bob Department of Health Ippel named Van joins multi state effort to Lunen Fellow provide birth certificates EVENT FIRST OF ITS KIND ON THE NAVAJO NATION

Staff Reports


RAND RAPIDS, MI— Bob Ippel, Executive Director at Rehoboth Ch r i st ia n School in Rehoboth, New Mexico, has been selected by the Van Lunen Center for Executive Ma nagement in Chr istia n Schools at Calvin College for a 2018-2019 fellowship. The Van Lunen Center’s 2018-2019 cohort of fellows include educators from 20 schools across the United States and Canada, and one from Japan. The Fellows program, now in its 12th year, is designed for school heads who seek professiona l development in their work as administrators of faith-based schools. The majority of participant expenses are covered by the Van Lunen Center, including cost of instruction, lodging, meals, coaching and access to topic experts.

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S Bob Ippel T he Va n Lu nen Center wa s established at Ca lv in in January 2007 with a $2.5 million endowment gift to the college from the Richard D. Va n Lunen Foundation. Subsequent gifts from several foundations, individual gifts and Christian school a s sociat ion s suppor t t he

ANTA FE – The New Mexico Depa r tment of Health will join the 23 r d   Nava jo Nat ion Council-Office of the Speaker, Navajo Office of Vital Records and Identification and three U.S. states to sponsor a multiday, multi-state Delayed Birth Registration Event on July 16, 17 and 18t in Window Rock, Ariz. This multi-state event will run from noon - 4 pm on July 16, and 8:30 am - 4 pm on July 17- 18  at the Window Rock, Arizona Navajo Nation Vital Records & Identification Office, located at 2353 Window Rock Blvd, in Window Rock, Ariz. This multi-state event is the first of its kind that will allow individuals who were born in

New Mexico, Arizona, Utah or Colorado and who have never had a birth certificate to come together in one spot to apply for a delayed birth certificate. Vital Records staff from each state agency will be there to assist in reviewing documentation that could lead to the creation of a birth certificate. The New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division will also be on site to offer motor vehicle services for New Mexicans such as the issuance of driver’s licenses, driver authorization cards, and vehicle registrations. Individuals applying for a delayed birth registration must be able to prove their name at birth, their date of birth, place of birth and their parent’s names and that they were born

in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah or Colorado. Additional agencies present i nclude t he A r i zon a Depa r tment of Hea lth Ser v ices  Bu reau of Vita l Records, Utah Department of Health Vital Records and St at i st ic s, a nd Color a do Depa r t ment of Hea lt h & Environment Vital Records.  Customers are encouraged to bring funds and documents necessary to have a birth certificate  created. Please check each state’s website for specific fees and documents to bring. For New Mexico, primary documents you need include: • Two documents with name at birth




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Local communities to benefit from the new Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center  Staff Reports


A NA D O, A r i z . – Member s of t he 23 rd Navajo Nation C ou nc i l h a d t he honor of joining local residents as the community of Ganado celebrated the grand opening of the Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center located

BOOK | FROM PAGE 15 and everything else drew in over 300, this was a great turnout, fun and exciting.” Local author John Lewis Taylor, a n educator, a lso praised the library for the event, while discussing his works. Possessing a passion for history led to his first book Looking for Dan (2013), and

at Burnside Junction, which is approximately 40-miles west of Window Rock, Ariz July 11. The new 35,000 square-foot building currently houses a Lowe’s Shop N’ Save, Pizza Edge, ACE Hardware, and Laundromat. A Subway will soon be added as well. Cou nci l Delegate Set h Damon (Bááháálí, Chichiltah,

Manuelito, Tsé Lichíí’, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) congratulated the Ganado Chapter and thanked his Council colleagues, Ganado Chapter officials, Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development, and others for striving to complete the project. “Thanks to the hard work of these individuals and to my

colleagues on the 23rd Navajo Nation Council, we are seeing the fruits of the Permanent Trust Fund income and now many of the local residents don’t have to travel very far for groceries or basic necessities,” said Delegate Damon. The shopping center was one of numerous projects fu nded by the Per ma nent

T r ust F u nd I ncome F ive Yea r Ex penditure Pla n in 2016, when the 23 rd Nava jo Nation Council approved $150 million for economic development project s, ag r icu ltural development projects, a nd water i n f ra st r uct u re

a second book that he is currently working on, Taylor was proud to be amongst the collaboration of authors of great Southwestern stories. “This is a great event to tell of my book as well these other authors doing the same,” he said. “It’s a history not a fiction book. It’s about a man named Daniel Dubois who lived in this area in the late 19th Century early 20th Century. He

came to the area where Gallup is now around 1850 … he was very prominent in early AngloNew Mexican history for a period. He was married to Rosa Manuelito, one of the daughters of Navajo leader Manuelito.”


teachers and other supporting communities.” The program begins with five residential days in July 2018, cont i nues aga i n i n January 2019 for five days, and ends with three days in July 2019. Between sessions, faculty coaching and consultant support is available via phone, through online tools and in person to assist fellows with their applied school project. The Va n Lunen Center wa s established to ser ve fa ith-ba sed schools la rge and small across the U.S. and Canada with a big-tent philosophy, reaching out to schools from a wide range of faith traditions, including Baptist, Catholic, evangelical Protestant, Episcopal, independent Christian, Lutheran, Men nonite a nd Refor med Christian day schools. For more information, contact or visit

F o r m o r e i n fo r m a tion on upcoming events for the O ctavia Fellin Public Library, visit their Facebook page or website.

Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe stand united on continuation of Navajo Generating Station

Anne Hillerman addressing the audience with the Local Authors Panel at the Octavia Fellin Public Library July 7. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Octavia Fellin Public Library


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I N DOW ROCK , Ariz. — Leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe reaffirmed their support for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station for the benefit of the Navajo and Hopi people July 12. The current two-year agreement allows for NGS to continue operating

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Skyscraper doesn’t catch fire RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 102 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun It’s unfortunate that even when an original movie arrives in theaters, its inspirations are so blatant that it hardly feels like anything new or original. Such is the case with Skyscraper, a summer film that purposefully attempts to fuse disaster movie fare like The Towering Inferno with the bombastic action of Die Hard. Its star is likable and the film does the best it can to try and entertain, but never builds tension or amounts to much when all is said and done. The plot follows a former FBI agent named Will Sawyer ( D w ay ne Joh n s on). Now heading a security systems company, old friend (Pablo Schreiber) gets him an interview in Hong Kong with Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han) to assess his new sk yscraper. It’s a massive, 250-ish story highrise that dwarfs even the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Of course, mere minutes after the business meeting moves locations, an armed team arrive. Led by a malevolent gunman (Roland Moller), they set the building on fire. Will is framed for the

Dwayne Johnson stars in the action-packed flick “Skyscraper,” but the film fails to reach any new heights in the bad vs. good guy genre. Now playing. Photo Credit: Universal Pictures crime and forced to not only evade authorities and stop the bad guys, but break into the skyscraper to help his wife Sarah (Neve Campbell) and children (McKenna Roberts and Noah Cottrell), who are trapped in the tower above the fire. It’s all just an excuse to have hero Will hang perilously from precarious heights hundreds of stories in the air. Admittedly, the movie does a reasonable job creating some vertigo from the daunting height of the structure as the lead is forced to climb a crane

and leap into the burning building. Another scene later in the picture involves the protagonist using his artificial leg to keep from falling off the building. These kinds of moments work reasonably well once or twice, but by the fourth or fifth time lose their impact. The fights between the hero and villains are well staged, but the movie even pulls its punches here as well. If you’ve seen an old-fashioned d i s a s t er or a c t ion movie, they can be quite, well, bloodthirsty. Often, characters meet exaggerated and

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 13, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ime for another look at flicks coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. There are a couple of big, high profile releases, some smaller titles and tons of older features making their high definition debuts. 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! 211 - Loosely inspired by a real life event, this action thriller involves a bank heist. A cop struggling after a divorced is forced to escort a young high school student on a ride-along. Nearby, a group of armed criminals rob a bank. Bullets fly and the villains try to escape, with both the police officer and the student finding themselves in the middle. Reviews for this film were poor. They called this effort sluggish as well as generic. It was also noted that the actors weren’t used properly and seemed forced to perform and shout in an exaggerated manner. It stars Nicolas Cage, Sophie Skelton and Michael Rainey Jr.. C h a p p a q u i d d i c k - Ted Kennedy is the subject of this drama. Specifically, the car accident that involved the tragic drowning of his young campaign strategist in the car with him. The movie follows the aftermath of what occurred and examines how the survivors dealt with the problem and handled the potential fallout. Reaction to the picture was strong. There were a few who commented that they didn’t feel the move went deep enough into the characters, but the vast majority found it compelling, interesting, unbiased and suggested they learned something from the proceedings. The cast includes Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan and Clancy Brown. A Ciambra - This Italian coming-of-age drama follows a

youngster from a small village determined to be an adult. He takes up drinking, smoking and following his older brother around on the streets. When his sibling disappears, the boy decides to take the place of his elder but finds his new life challenging. Most of the press were taken with this Italianlanguage effort. A small percentage claimed the movie’s approach was too distanced to be emotionally involving. but far more stated that it was engrossing and appreciated the stylistic attempts at neo-realism to make things feel authentic. It features Pio Amato and Koudous Seihon. Future World - Set in a post-apocalyptic world, this sci-fi feature tells the story of a young man out to s ave t he life of his mother, a queen suffering from a seemingly terminal illness. To find the cure, he must travel across a barren desert and avoid the sinister forces of motor gangs and warlords. Critics panned this effort and has very little that was good to say about it. They noted that it was a low-budget attempt to emulate Mad Max, but one that lacked a deeper message or themes and the technical skills of its inspiration. James Franco, Suki Waterhouse, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Snoop Dogg, Method Man, Lucy Liu and Milla Jovovich headline the film. Lean on Pete - After moving to Portland with his single, troubled father, a teenage boy finds adjusting to his new home difficult. He finds some happiness at a local racetrack and begins taking care of an aging horse. After learning that that his new equine friend is soon to be put down, the youngster goes to extreme measures to keep the animal alive. Notices were excellent for this drama. While a minute group didn’t buy in to the boy’s relationship with the horse, almost all others called it a beautiful, moving and well performed drama. It stars Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Charlie Plummer and Steve Zahn. The Leisure Seeker - This

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comedy/drama depicts a married couple who feel t hat some of the magic has disappeared from their lives. They decide to pack up, hop into their RV and head down the coast to Key West, Florida to liven things up. Apparently, it works as they take in new experiences and find a newfound love for one another. Alas, reviews didn’t find the journey as life altering as the characters. They complimented the cast and felt it had an effective ending, but most criticized the rest of the film as being sentimental and the tone uneven. It features Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. Modern Life is Rubbish - It isn’t just the title of a Blur album anyone. This comedy/ drama from the UK about a breakup between music fans revolves around the pair’s record collection. They attempt to a m icably d iv ide t hei r albums, but soon find the music library bringing them back together. Despite the interesting concept, reviews weren’t overly strong. A segment did think the young cast were had chemistry and liked the tunes, but many complained about the story structure and didn’t think it hit the right notes. The cast includes Freya Mavor, Josh Whitehouse and Ian Hart. A Quiet Place - This surpr i se h it from a few months b a c k wowed both critics and audiences. The story involves a family struggling to survive after an alien species lands on the planet and quickly hunts them down. It uses sound to target prey, meaning the clan must live a solitary, soundless existence. As mentioned, just about everyone loved this horror flicks. One or two criticized it as being unbelievable and silly, but almost everyone else found it incredibly tense and unique, using long periods of silence for maximum suspense.

It stars Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. Spidarlings - This small,, low-budget horror/comedy/ musical B-movie comes from Troma, the same studio that brought you The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High. This UK-set tale involves two lovers struggling to survive in the city. When they buy and care for a pet spider, they get themselves into even more trouble. There aren’t many notices for it as of yet, and the ones that have appeared haven’t been too complimentary, calling it a series of raunchy, rambling sketches without much point. Still, it may be of interest to Troma fans. It features Sophia Disgrace, Rahel Kapsaski and Lloyd Kaufman.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Some great, quirky stuff is arriving this week fo r f a n s of cla s sic titles. Like really cheesy monster mov ies? Then The Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973) may be for you. This title has been difficult to come by for some time, but now AGFA are releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray. The story involves a mutated, bipedal killer sheep that goes on the rampage in a Nevada community. It’s really silly, but features some big laughs for B-movie fans. They’ve given the feature a 4K transfer from the only remaining 35mm print of the film, a bonus movie called The Legend of Bigfoot (1975) and included all sorts of great monster movie trailers. A r row Video have t he Blu-ray collection, Detective Bureau 2-3: Go t o Hel l , B a s t a r d s! (19 6 3). It ’s a Japanese Yakuza action/crime flick that is said to be very striking and have some impressive, over-the-top elements. This release includes new English subtitles, an interview about the movie with a Japanese cinema authority, production still and a trailer. Shout! Factory recently put out a Blu-ray box set of

all the Billy Jack action movies. They’re now releasing the first in the series, Born Losers (1967), on its own for those who’d prefer just to have the original. Although it is not confirmed as of right now, one would hope that this release contains the audio commentary contained on the disc from the set. A ton of high definition r ele a s e s a re a lso coming cour tesy of K i no. T h e y include the early pic t u r e s T h e Adven­ tures of Tom Sawyer (1938) and A Bill of Divorcement (1932). On top of those two, they are also releasing the a musing Top Gun k nockoff, Fire Birds (1990), which features an out-there performance from star Nicolas Cage. Additionally, they are releasing the Michael Keaton action/drama, One Good Cop (1991). Both of these releases also include a new director’s commentary track that should provide plenty of insight and stories about the making-of these productions. Bull Durham (1988) is also arriving thanks to Criterion. This lauded comedy/drama about a minor-league baseball team stars Kevin Costner, Susa n Sa ra ndon a nd Tim Robbins. The distributor is giving delivering the Blu-ray with a new, restored 4K transfer supervised by director Ron Shelton, two different audio commentaries, an interview with Shelton, a 2001 series of talks with the stars of the film, a 2008 appreciation of the feature with professional ball players, a news piece from 1993 about the park where the movie was shot, publicity materials and other extras. If you enjoy the movie, this is the version to pick up. Criterion also have Dragon Inn (1967) on Blu-ray. It’s a martial arts film from Japan that was ahead of its time and has influenced generations of movie-makers. The release includes a 4K restoration,


DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 20 news interview with some of the stars, a critic film analysis, newsreel footage of the movie’s premiere, trailers and more. And there’s more. Warner A rchive a r e releasing make-toorder Blurays of the Peter Ustinov a n d Terrence Stamp feature, Billy Budd (1962). On DVD, you can pick up made-toorder copies of the out of print titles, Almost Heroes (1998), Hooper (1978), R eck l e ss Ke l ly (1993), S t r o k e r A c e (19 8 3) a nd Sharky’s Machine (1981). The news should please fans of Chris Farley, Burt Reynolds

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BUSINESSES | FROM PAGE 13 will support their desire to continue breastfeeding their babies when they return from maternity leave by: • Providing a private, nearby space, such as an unused office, where moms ca n feed their babies or pump breast milk to feed the baby after work. It doesn’t need to be a permanent space but must be available when the employee needs it. • O f fe r i n g t he e mploye e a work schedule that is flexible enough to accommodate lactation breaks. This might involve having coworkers cover for the employee while she’s on

and Yahoo Serious. Back on the Blu-ray front, Mondo Macabro have the release of the Spanish horror picture, Who Can Kill a Child? (1976). Finally, Kit Parker Films are giving The French Way (1945) a high definition upgrade and Milestone have the European arthouse titles Maborosi (1995) and Rocco and His Brothers (1960). Apparently, Martin Scorcese is a massive fan of the last film.

And these are the week’s TV-themed releases. Alice: Season 7 (Warner

Archive) A m e ­r i­c a I n s i d e O u t With Katie Couric (National Geogra­phic) The Bill Engvall Show: Season 1 (Warner Archive) Civilizations (PBS) Date With Love (Hallmark TV-movie) The Exorcist: Season 1 Green Acres: The Final Season Keeping Faith: Series 1 La Femme Nikita: Season 1 (Warner Archive) The Last Man on Earth: Season 4 The Magicians: Season 3 Ma st e r p i e c e Myst e r y: Endeavor: Season 5 (PBS) Mosaic: Season 1 Rosewood: Season 1 Rosewood: Season 2 R o w a n & M a r t i n’s Laugh-In: The Complete 5th Season SS-GB (BBC) Teen Titans Go! Back to School

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break. Employers a ren’t required to pay for breaks t h at exceed t he t i me required by state or federal law. • Providing a sanitary, cool place where a mother can store expressed milk for the limited time that she’s brea stfeeding. It ca n be a sta ff refr igerator or a small refrigerator that the employee ca n use while breastfeeding. • Developing a lactation policy a nd making sure a ll managers, supervisors and employees understand and follow it. The organization offers sample policies, printable handouts, and links to the laws that pertain to breastfeeding

at work, including the federal Break Time for Nursing Mothers law, which applies to hourly employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act. More resources or solutions are available at employersolutions/index.html. For help establishing a successful lactation program, employers can contact the organization at (505) 395-6455 or contact@breastfeedingnm. org. Finance New Mexico connects individuals and bu sinesses with skill s and funding resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to www.




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CENTER | FROM PAGE 18 d e v e lo p m e n t a c r o s s t h e Navajo Nation. The expenditure plan provided $9.2 million for the shopping center. Delegat e Da mon, who chairs the Budget and Finance Committee, described how he and the committee worked to develop the five-year plan, which also included various projects in the communities of Dennehotso, Shonto, Shiprock, Crownpoint, Wheatfields, and others, which will create over 100 jobs, he added. Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd (Jeddito, Cornfields, Ga na do, K i n Da h L ich í í, Steamboat), who represents the Ganado community, joined Ganado Chapter president Vince James in praising and thanking the family of Ethel Myers who consented to land withdrawals within the family’s grazing area to allow for the construction of the shopping center.  Delegate Shepherd also stated that the new project

is a sign of progress for the community and acknowledged that more needs to be done to create more economic development for the Navajo Nation, including amending current laws and policies at the federal level that discourage companies from starting businesses on the Nation. “As leaders, we will continue to work with congression a l member s bec au s e there are federal laws that need to be changed because outside companies don’t want to do business on Nava jo due to dual taxation,” said Delegate Shepherd, who also thanked many past leaders who he said had a “vision” for the community and for the Nation.  Speaker LoRenzo Bates ( Nen a h ne z a d , Newcom b, San Juan, Tiis Tsoh Sikaad, Tse’Da a’K a a n, Upper Fruitland) said the new shopping center is an example of how the 23 rd Navajo Nation Council is fulfilling the priorities that were established when the cur rent Council

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CLASSIFIEDS | FROM PAGE 21 Inc., property owner, for a Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of an automotive repair garage/ shop in a General Commercial District (C-2A). The property is located at 205 S. Burke Dr ive; more pa r t icu la rly described as Lots 14 thru 24 Block 7, Ford Hwy. 66 Addn. ITEM THREE:

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City of Gallup Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a special session in order to review the final version of the Update to the Gallup Land Development Standards. The general public is encouraged to attend. The final version will not go before the City Council on July 24, 2018 like previously advertised. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request. Please contact C.B.

All interested parties are invited to attend. City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico By: /S/ Alfred Abeita, City Clerk

Members of the 23rd Navajo Nation Council join members of the family of Ethel Myers for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lok’aah Ni Teel Shopping Center during the grand opening celebration in Ganado, Ariz. on July 11, 2018. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 23rd Navajo Nation Council took office in 2015. He noted that in addition to the $150 million f ive -yea r pla n the Council has also approved $180 million for major water projects across the Navajo

Nation and $100 million for chapter projects. O t her g ue st s pea ker s at t he event i ncluded President Russell Begaye, V ice P r e sident Jon a t h a n

Nez, Ganado Chapter president Vince James, and Lowe’s Market CEO Roger Lowe, Jr. T he new L ok ’a a h Ni Teel Shopping Center is currently open to the public.


source of revenues that provide direct services to Navajo and Hopi people. Continuing NGS operations will ensure continued payment of royalties to both the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe, and secure many jobs for workers at Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.

In regards to the ongoing discussions, Speaker LoRenzo Bates said he looks forward to the successful negotiation of new ownership and continued operations of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.  

new potential operator have begun. Nava jo a nd Hopi leaders agree that there is much at stake in the negotiations including hundreds of high skilled jobs and a significant

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2pm @ Children’s Branch. From the Victrola to the cassette tape, Mike Dixon takes kids through science and history of sound. Enjoy hands-on activities like make your own recordings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make some noise!


Tonight and Saturday the boys are back and the baddest bulls are here to meet them! Expect the unexpected as Wild Thing celebrates its 25th anniversary, which includes a spectacular bigger than ever fireworks show, cowboy poker, champion wooly riders, and audience giveaways. Purchase tickets at Castle Furniture, T&R C-Store, T&R Feed, and Rico Auto Complex. Advance tickets: Friday: Adult - $19 / Saturday: Adult - $22. Child both nights - $8. At the gate Fri./Sat.: Adult $25 / Child $10. Red Rock Park. Gates open 6 pm, show starts 8 pm.



There will be a Fence Lake “Swap Meet and Farmer’s Market.” Feeling festive? Join our Christmas in July theme! 9am-3pm, Fence Lake Community Center, 2124 NM Hwy. 36, Fence Lake, N.M. Vendor fee: $10 (tables provided inside only). Call Kathleen Gibson (505) 788-2256.


McKinley County Federation of Democratic Women will meet at Camille’s at 11am. Call (505) 285-1720.


11am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.


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. CALENDAR


gallupARTS is proud to present “Challenge Gallup: A Native Artist Group Show for Social Justice” ART1213 Gallery. Opens on Saturday July 14, from 7-9pm (closes Aug. 4). Call (505) 488-2136.

MONDAY, July 16


9:30am-12pm, City of Gallup Summer Program presents “Sewing with kids notebooks covers.” We’ll provide instructions and sewing machines. Class limited to 10 kids. Call (505) 726-9504. Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 700 Montoya Blvd.

TUESDAY, July 17


The Gallup Interfaith Community will meet at 6:30pm. Among 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) 879-3666. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Hwy (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments).


4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free.



10:30am @ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories.


5:30-7pm@Main Branch. Popcorn served. This week’s film: TBA.



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



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 July 31. Info. (505) 870-0905.


Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 722-0039 for information.


Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter Administration.


Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome.


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.


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


gallupARTS is pleased to announce Diné photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Diné women will be available May-July.


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:

Location:1315 Hamilton Rd.


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 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 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 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 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483.


Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is responding to the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in western New Mexico. As of May 15, there have been 122 cases of pertussis in New Mexico. Anyone concerned that they may have “whooping cough” may visit the clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No appointment necessary! Call (505) 8631820.


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


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 service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152.



The entire 2018 lineup is outlined below: 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.


On July 24, there will be a SBDC workshop: Dynamic Solutions for Everyday Business Challenges. 9am-12pm, Gallup Chamber of Commerce (Meeting Room) 106 W. Hwy, 66.


On July 27-29, classic car and truck aficionados will gather to showcase their classic and tricked out vehicles. Registration is $30 and the fee includes a T-shirt and goodie bag to the first 120 through the gate, a raffle ticket for prizes throughout the day, which includes $500. For information, visit: www. or call Steve (505) 870-7405. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

Gallup Sun • Friday July 13, 2018


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Gallup Sun • Friday July 13, 2018  
Gallup Sun • Friday July 13, 2018