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ENJOY THE RIDE The grand opening of the Gallup Skate Park. Story Page 4


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New skate park symbolizes years of planning, dedication LOCAL COUPLE WORKS WITH CITY TO TURN DREAM INTO REALITY

Anthony James skateboards around the makeshift park July 25 in Gallup built along Ninth Street in an open lot by the train tracks. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


kateboa rding duo Jeremy a nd Cecely Tod a cheen ie, ow n ers of Enchantment Skate Shop, have known for some time that finding a safe and adequate place in Gallup to skateboard is filled with obstacles. The skate park off Zuni Road and Eighth Street was described by the pair as being outdated and in a general too run down for skaters to practice the adrenaline-pumping, and sometimes high-f lying tricks that catapult them into the air. All of that changes this

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GLOVE FACTORY IN THE WORKS Company to renovate old latex glove factory

weekend, with the debut of the Gallup Skate Park. It was a project three years in the making, and local civic leaders shared in their vision to create a new park. Their sentiment wa s shared by Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney, who added that the old skate park was hidden from the community, and its not sufficient for visitors. “We wanted to do something to support the youth of the community,” McKinney said, during a July 25 interview. So, the skating community and city council came up with this bright idea: build a brandnew skate park where they could all go to socialize and practice – even show off their


skills. Fast forward to this weekend, the new Gallup Skate Park, east of the Cultural Center, will hold its grand opening skate jam July 28. Jeremy said the skate park, from brainstorming to design and construction, is a project that won’t be forgotten any time soon. “[We started] attended city meetings to get the plan on the agenda,” Jeremy said. “[We met with] other skaters who brainstormed ideas for the park.” The plan took a while to get going, but the skate community and the city remained behind the plan, Jeremy said. “When we first spoke up [about the idea], it was about

how [the new park] would benefit local skateboarders,” he said. Jeremy a lso sa id t hey were told in one meeting that the image of a passionate skateboarding community in downtown Gallup would reflect better than the number of drunks, which would also helped their case. The meetings gave Jeremy and Cecely an opportunity to work with city officials on the idea to identify and then focus on the pros and cons of the park. The original planned cost of the skate park was around


The new skate park, photographed above July 25, is located in a former parking lot by the Gallup Cultural Center along Highway 66 in downtown Gallup. The park will host its grand opening July 28. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


CITY BUDGET ADJUSTMENT Money talks during the last council meeting

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THE TALE OF THREE TEENS Adult caught with drunk teenagers in car

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County approves $30 million IRB for construction of glove factory By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


ember s of t he McKinley County Sma r t Grow t h Commission were at the regular McKinley County Board of Commissioners meeting July 24 to recommend that the county approve a $30 million industrial revenue bond as an economic development

incentive to Rhino’s Health LLC, a supply company based out of South Korea. T he pl a n l a id out by Sharlene Begay-Platero, an industrial specialist with the Navajo Nation, involves utilizing the empty factory to the east of Fire Rock Casino, 309 E. Highway 66, as a manufacturer of nitrile gloves, which will bring in an anticipated number of 300 to 400 employees. The

plant was used to manufacture latex gloves before being closed in the early 2000s. “There is a need to expand, be competitive,” Begay-Platero said during the meeting, citing the need for more employment opportunities. This plan will be carried out in three phases. As described by County Attorney Douglas Decker, the IRB will be used to purchase equipment for a glove

The shuttered, former latex glove factory is locked behind a chain link fence near Church Rock July 25. The Board of Commissioners approved funding the equipment needed to make nitrile gloves here. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


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factory to begin production. Phase 1 of this plan is expected to cost around $4 million, and involves the purchase of one manufacturing line at the factory site. This will allow one size of nitrile glove to be made. Phase 2 carries a price tag of $25 million, and includes purchasing equipment for six manufacturing lines, which will allow six sizes of gloves to be made. This will allow the plant’s production to be sustainable, Decker said. Phase 3 will add another six

lines to the plant for a total of 12 manufacturing lines. Once the production lines are in place, the project efforts


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City Council approves fourth quarter budget adjustments WATER REBATES, ROAD FUNDING ALSO OK’D

By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


he regular meeting of the July 24 Gallup City Council featured 10 agenda items that passed in quick succession. Three of those items were resolutions. CFO Patty Holland presented Resolution No. 2018-20, fourth quarter budget adjustments for FY 2018, including a report of actuals. “DFA is getting more meticulous at looking at our budgets, looking at each fund, in particular looking at our cash within each fund,” Holland said. Holland reviewed project releases, project modifications and compiling at utility-related projects into a separate capital improvement fund. “We are taking our processes to a whole new level,” she said, adding that during the next meeting the information will be available on the recap sheet for better tracking and analysis. Holland praised her staff and said the improvements are the result of four years of work. End of fiscal year services included utility adjustments for half a cent into the general fund

for administrative support. “They all exceeded our anticipated revenues, except electric, which was just shy,” she said. “Revenues are increasing overall in nice, measureable amounts.” Mayor Jackie McKinney commended Holland and her department. “What you captured…that was putting back in $1 million in. Now our general fund cash reserve is at $10.5 million. Good job to your department,” he said. The resolution pa ssed unanimously. Resolution No. R2018-21 was to reinstate a high efficiency water rebate incentive program. Wa t er a nd S a n it a t ion Di rector Den n is Romero reported on the resolution and that the current incentive program expired June 30. “The reason I’m before you is, we have to re-up this and it expired on June 30. We want to make sure that we have a program available for applicants who come in,” he said. Residents can download a schedule and rebate from the department website and fill out the required information and anticipate cash back from the rebate within a week or two. “The resolution calls for

District 2 councilor Allan Landavazo, left, and Mayor Jackie McKinney at the city council meeting in Gallup July 24. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo $5,000 to be set aside. We currently have $3,000 budgeted,” he said. Councilor Allan Landavazo provided a point of clarification. “When you refer to the rebate coming back after a couple of weeks, it goes against their utility bill not a cash rebate,” he said. Romero agreed and said the program comes close to the $5,000 budget each year. The resolution pa ssed unanimously. Resolution No. R2018-22, the

FY 2018-2019 Local Government Road Fund cooperative agreement was presented by Stan Henderson, Public Works Director. Henderson said the annual co-op agreement with N.M. Department of Transportation is for $270,396 as their share. The 25 percent match from the city is $90,132. The total funding for the agreement is $360,528. “For your information, the state’s match is over twice what they gave us last year. Last year we were funded at $120,000.

With that staff recommends that you accept the agreement,” he said. “Stan, this is great. This is the largest amount the state has put out,” said McKinney. “I appreciate your foresight. You set aside sufficient funds in your budget to cover our match.” Henderson said the co-op agreement funding is for maintenance, mill-and-overlay projects in the street department’s operations budget. T he resolution pa ssed unanimously.

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Three unnamed intoxicated teens Man arrested for attack on woman in vehicle found in DWI suspect’s car MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT Staff Reports


Church Rock man is facing numerous charges after being found intoxicated in a vehicle with two 16-year-old, and one 17-year-old teen, who were also reported to have been intoxicated. Gallup City Patrol Officer Cindy Romancito noted there was a glass pipe in the vehicle, and an open miniature bottle of whiskey. Avery Norton, 24, has been charged with his second DWI, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a

Avery Norton minor as well as four traffic violations. He was arrested at about 9:45 pm on July 20, on the 300 block of West Maloney Avenue

when Romancito reported seeing him run through a stop sign. She said when she stopped the vehicle both he and a female passenger appeared to be in a daze. When Norton was asked to exit the vehicle, he also appeared to be unsteady on his feet. He did agree to take field sobriety tests which he failed and later blew two samples of .12 on his breath alcohol test. Her report did not indicate what happened to the three juveniles who were found in his vehicle at the time of his arrest, and the teens names were all redacted from the Gallup Police Department report.

Special City Council meeting turns focus to drought CITY COUNCIL | SEE PAGE 12

City Manager Maryann Ustick

Mayor Jackie McKinney

By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


he July 24 special meeting of the Gallup City Council was a work session covered

the city drought contingency plan, Cecil Garcia Fitness Center rehabilitation project, and the conceptual design report of the Red Rock Park RV Campground reconstruction project.

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t began with a call that two men and a woman were seen fighting in a driveway on Draco Street in Gamerco about 3 am on July 22. When McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Nacona Clark responded to the call, she saw Rachael Begaye exit the vehicle. Clark described Begaye as being hysterical, screaming at her to arrest her boyfriend, Damien Herrera, 30, of Gamerco. Her face was covered in blood. Herrera was sitting in the car so Clark told him to get out and then placed him in handcuffs. Begaye told Clark that Herrera had been fighting with his brother, Joe Trujillo, and she was trying to calm him down when he turned on her, hitting her several times in the face and trying to choke her. Tr u jillo confir med her story, saying he tried to help her and ended up fighting with Herrera, who also tried to choke him.

Damien Herrera W hen Cla rk t a lked to Herrera and asked him what happened, he told her it was Begaye’s fault for getting in the way. He added he did not know who beat up on his girlfriend, adding she looked all right to him. Clark said she transported Herrera to the county jail where he was charged with aggravated battery against a household member, battery against a household member and aggravated battery.

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Weekly Police Activity Reports Yazzie was able to track him down near the 800 block of U.S. Highway 491 and place him under arrest for robbery.

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7/22, Gallup Mo nt e Sam told G a l l u p pol ice t hat when Tyler Wa u nek a , 24, of Gallup approached him about 11:30 am on July 22, asking for money, he tried to be accommodating. He said Wauneka first came up to him and asked for a dollar so he gave it to him. Then he asked for another dollar, so Sam gave that to him as well. At that point, Sam said, Wauneka grabbed him and punched him a couple of times and grabbed his wallet and took off. He said he tried to grab his wallet back but he failed. When Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie heard the story, he asked where Wauneka Wauneka was, and said that he ran off; however,

7/20, Ramah It d id n’t t a ke A zel Requist very long to get i n t rouble with the law after he came dow n from Utah to visit his girlfriend in Ramah. His girlfriend, April Baker, called the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office the morning of July 20, and when deputies arrived, she said that Requist had arrived the night before and the two began arguing. The arguing continued the next morning and Baker said it ended with Requist throwing her to the ground and trying to strangle her before he left in an unknown direction. Deputies were able to find him nearby, and when they did, they found

in his pocket a small bag of a green leafy substance which had the characteristics of marijuana. They also found a pipe. Requist, 32, was arrested but as he was being transported to Gallup, he began yelling profanity and kicking the back cage. He kept saying he was going to sue the county, adding that he already had a multi-million lawsuit against the county. Later when he got to the county jail, he became cooperative and apologized for his behavior.

LASHING OUT 7/19, Thoreau T h e McKinley C o u n t y Sher iff ’s O f f i c e received two compl a i nt s a g a i n s t Carlena Martinez on July 19 – one from her husband and the other from her mother. W hen Deput y Ja sm i ne

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Jaramillo got to the house in Thoreau, she was told Martinez, 37, had locked herself in the house and had out a chair blocking the front door to keep people out. Jaramillo went through the back door and found Martinez hiding in the master bedroom. She couldn’t get in the bedroom because Martinez was leaning against it. However, she eventually made it in, and found Martinez. As Jaramillo was placing her in the police unit, Martinez began cussing at her. Jaramillo talked to both her husband, Earl, and her mother, Loretta Ga rcia , who sa id Carlena Martinez pushed her. Earl Martinez told the deputy that his wife had punched him several times as well as bit him. Ca rlena Ma r t i nez wa s charged with aggravated battery on a household member. She also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest.

THE REVOLVING DOOR 7 / 1 9 , Gallup It bega n with a neighbor noticing a suspicious man outside of an abandoned residence on East Maloney Avenue. W hen Ga l lup Pol ice responded to the scene, they found Joseph A. Estrada, 25, of Gallup sitting in a car in the house’s carport. He told police he knew the vehicle and the house were abandoned and he needed a place to stay. When police checked, they found he had two outstanding bench warrants and he was placed under arrest for those warrants. It turned out that Estrada was facing charges in magistrate court for breaking and entering in one case and for felony drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia in the other. He had bonded out in both of the cases but warrants were put in place when he reportedly violated the conditions of the bonds. According to court records, he was released a couple of days later under a new bond agreement. When

Estrada’s name is pulled up through New Mexico Courts, it shows the 19 cases he’s racked up over the years.

JAILHOUSE ATTACK 7/19, Gallup A fight between f e m a l e i n mates at the McKinley County Adult Detention Cent er led to a repor t being filed against Danielle Kinsel, 32, of Gallup. Rosario Gallegos said she was resting in her cell on the top bunk when Kinsel came in and said, “let’s bang.” Gallegos said she didn’t want to fight, but she was pulled down from her bunk and hit her head on the ground, the report states. They both began to fight, pulling each other’s hair when another female inmate jumped in and the fight ended. Gallegos claims that the jail did not give her any medical attention and that she was suffering from blurred vision and a sore neck and back. Jonathan Todachine Jr., the deputy who responded to the call, told her he did not control medical issues at the jail and advised her to let the staff know she needed medical treatment.

PUSHED OFF THE PORCH 7/18, Gallup Gallup Police have arrested a Vanderwagen man for a g g r av a t e d battery after watch i ng a video of him pushing another man off a porch. Wilbert Yazzie, 53, was a r rested on July 18 a fter police responded to a report of a man being pushed off a porch on the 1700 block of South Second Street. When they arrived on the scene, they found Joe Brown unconscious laying on the ground.


WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Michael R. Clarke July 23, 4:16 am DWI It was about 3:50 am when Metro Dispatch r e c ei ve d a call from a mot or i s t who said he was on U.S. Highway 491 and was reportedly witnessing a car swerving on the highway. Deputy Clayton Etsitty said he found the suspect vehicle parked at Gas Max, north of Gallup, and approached the car from the passenger side and asked the driver, Michael Clarke, 32, of Fort Defiance to roll down the window. Instead, Etsitty said, Clarke locked the door. When he was finally able to speak to Clarke he asked him how much he had to drink and Clarke reportedly said just the beer that was in his lap. He asked Clarke to get out of the car. He agreed to take a field sobr iet y test, but Etsitt y stopped it when he noticed Clarke was having problems maintaining his balance. He was arrested for DWI and later agreed to a breath alcohol test, during which he posted two samples of .14. Kayla Ann Tsosie July 21, 6:38 pm DWI Deputy Pau l Dav i s Jr. s a id he was on regu l a r pat rol a b o u t 6 :3 0 pm when he was instr ucted to look for a red sedan, which was heading north on U.S. Highway 491. He said he let the car pass him by. He followed the vehicle, and watched as it began swerving along on the highway. He turned on his lights and sirens, but the vehicle would not stop. He followed it to the Yah-TaHay loop, and while it appeared to be stopping, the vehicle sped up. It finally went through some heav y brush and stopped. NEWS

When he approached the driver, Kayla Tsosie, 28, of Tohlakai, Davis said he noticed she had no shoes on. He also noticed a female passed out in the passenger seat. Davis said it took several attempts to get her to wake up. Tsosie agreed to do the field sobriety tests, but they were halted after she complained of the hot pavement and the fact she had no shoes on. A decision was made to take her to the sheriff’s office and do the sobriety tests there. When she took the tests, she failed and was arrested for DWI. She then refused to take the breath alcohol test and Davis said he was told by Metro Dispatch that she had a prior incident when she refused to take a breath alcohol test. She was also charged with reckless driving and have an open beer container in her car. Bryan Yellowfeather July 21, 6:50 pm Aggravated DWI Deputy G a r y l i e Ja mes sa id he was traveling on State Highway 11 8 a b o u t 7 pm when he noticed a vehicle in the middle of the road. The driver of the vehicle, Bryan Yellowfeather, 59, of Gallup approached him and told him his car had stalled. Ja mes sa id Yellow feather pushed the car off the road and a few minutes later got it started. He had only gone a little distance when he pulled off the road so James, who was following him, stopped as well. He said Yellowfeather was nervous, and he could smell intoxicating liquor coming from his person, so he asked him to perform the standard field sobriety tests. He failed the tests and was charged with DWI. He then agreed to take a breath alcohol test and provided samples of .19 and .8. Kendra Wylie July 15, 1:37 am Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolman John

Gonzales said he was dispatched to the Shalimar Inn about 1:13 am due to a possible fight in the parking lot. When he got there, he saw a large crowd outside so he waited for backup. When other officers showed up, he began going around the parking lot when he noticed a lot of people around a car. They appeared to be arguing. As he approached the car, the dr iver went next door t o McDon a ld’s. G on z a le s s a id he we nt over t her e a s wel l a nd ta lked to t he driver – Kendra Wylie, 23, of Mentmore. He said he asked her to give him her driver’s license and she came back and gave him two cell phones. He asked again for her license and she again gave him the two cell phones. She then agreed to take

f ield sobr iety tests which she failed. She posted two breath alcohol samples of .21 and .20. Brandon Watchman July 13, 1:44 am Aggravated DWI Patrolman Dominic Molina said he was on routine patrol about 1:45 am, when he saw a car go through a red light on Park Avenue. He conducted a traffic stop and met Brandon Watchman, 21, of Gallup who showed signs

of being intoxicated. He admitted to hav ing t wo beer s earlier in the evening. H e agreed to do f ield sobr iety tests but failed and was placed under a r re st . Mol i n a fou nd t wo open beer bottles in the car. He refused to take a breath alcohol test.

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GLOVE FACTORY | FROM PAGE 6 will shift to construction of a second building that will be immediately to the west of the existing building. Given that this new building will not have complex design or features, it is expected to be built more quickly, Decker said. Groundbreaking is anticipated to happen in early 2019. The goal is to have all 12 manufacturing lines operating at full capacity by 2020. Jonathan Nez, vice president of the Navajo Nation, was present at the meeting to support the approval of the bond. “This plan has been discussed for some time,” Nez said during the meeting. Nez stated that the Navajo Nation owns the land between the railroad and the highway that the facility stands on. The plan would call for resources f rom t he Nava jo Nat ion, McKinley County, and the state of New Mexico. “This is an opportunity for a partnership between the state, county, and the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “This could be that seed for development around Gallup.” Both Begay-Platero and


Nez cited the number of jobs that this would create for the Gallup area. The employment level and quality of life would both rise, leading Nez to call the development plan a winwin for the whole region. When asked about the other groups with input on the project, Begay-Platero said that she has worked with good economic developers to evaluate the site. They have worked with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority on water input and the City of Gallup for the sewer system so that the water from the plant can be recycled and treated. McKinley County Commissioner-Chairperson Genevieve Jackson called the plan a shot in the arm for the people of the region, citing that people looking for jobs would be served well by the employment opportunity and that the county can utilize a factory plant that has been empty for 10 years. County Commissioner Bill Lee said that a project of this magnitude is marked as a legislative priority for the county, and that the community should come together to support this project. The motion was approved with a 3-0-0 vote.

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POLICE ACTIVITY | FROM PAGE 10 A surveillance camera in the area showed that Brown had been pushed off the porch by Yazzie. Witnesses who had been sitting in their car and who had witnessed the incident said when he fell off the porch he hit his head hard on the concrete. Police found Yazzie nearby and he reportedly told police that Brown had been “talking crap” to him. He was arrested and charged with aggravated battery. Police later checked at the hospital and were told that Brown was recuperating.

I HAVE A KNIFE 7/17, Gallup Preston Cleveland was arrested on July 17 for reportedly threatening a homeless person with a knife. The i ncident occu r red about 3 am at Giant Central, 1223 E. Highway 66. Police

CITY COUNCIL | FROM PAGE 9 The main focus, however, was on the drought.

obt a i ned a v ideo from the business which s h o w e d Clevela nd, 24, of Gallup standing over the homeless man. A clerk at the business walked outside and makes contact with him, after which Cleveland is seen taking out a knife and threatening the clerk before leaving. Police did a search of the area and found Cleveland sitting by the Arrowhead Lodge. As police showed up, he began running away but was captured after a short chase. Police found the knife in his pocket and booked him for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

HE DISLIKES POLICE 7/14, Gallup A Br i m h a l l m a n w a s Eva n Willia ms, deputy director of Northwest New Mex ico Cou nc i l of Governments, said four meetings were conducted before the drought contingency plan was written. According to the 88-page report, Gallup is dependent upon groundwater, averaging 3.37 million gallons of water per day. Groundwater levels have dropped 200-feet over the past decade and is not expected to meet current water needs. “We’ve gone through a large public involvement process. We’ve had some great stakeholders, especially from our neighbors at the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources,” Williams said. Ji m Homey of Ja cobs Engineering Group Inc. said he has worked closely with the Drought Task Force, which is comprised of representatives from the city, Navajo Nation and McKinley County. He said the taskforce convened four times to develop the current drought contingency plan. “At this point, we want city council input to be able to finalize this plan. The drought contingency plan is basically a pre-prescriptive layout based on the Bureau of Reclamation format,” Homey said. The drought contingency plan includes an introduction,

arrested for trying to conceal his identity after Gallup police responded to a veh icle crash on Verdi Drive on July 14. W h e n police arrived, there was no driver in the car, but police found tracks leading away from the vehicle. They followed the tracks and came upon a man who began running and was soon captured. He told police his name was Gerard Jones and denied being the driver of the vehicle. When asked why he ran from police he said he ran because he didn’t like police. Police found out later that his real name was Gerald John, 23, and he had an outstanding bench warrant. Since police could not prove he was driving the car, he was charged with concealing his identity and resisting arrest. drought monitoring, vulnerability assessment, drought mitigation actions, drought response actions, operational and administrative teamwork, and plan update process. He said, “We’re looking at three current indicators: U.S. Drought Monitor, Drought Severity Index and the West Region Climate Center SPI (Standard Precipitation Index).” Homey said the SPI was a recent addition in order to match up data with the Navajo Nation drought monitoring practices. He said future indicators, once the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP) is completed in 2024 will include the stream flow of the San Juan River, snow pack of the San Juan River Basin and water levels at the Navajo Reservoir. The drought stage index is rated from zero to four. Zero is no drought, followed by potential for drought, moderate drought, severe drought, and extreme drought. The vulnerability assessment identified non-essential outdoor type watering such as washing your car at home, lawn maintenance, industrial car washes, swimming pools, industrial laundry, restaurants, construction and other activities.


OPINIONS FAITH By Bill Emmerling Pastor-Gallup Christian Church “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser…. I am the vine, you are the branches.” John 15:1, 5 (ESV) In the book of John, Jesus makes a series of “I AM” statements, implying that He is the Great I AM who spoke to Moses at the burning bush. In the Old Testament, YHWH (or Yahweh) is often used with another descriptive word to provide us with greater understanding of the nature of God. Here, Jesus is using an agricultural illustration to point out that he is the TRUE source of Life, particularly eternal life. Every Israelite



The True Source of Life would have been familiar with vineyards and the awareness that grape vines required the attention of pruning. Throughout John 15:1-11, Jesus uses the word ‘abide’ a minimum of 10 times. To ‘abide’ is to reside, to rest, to live. The idea being conveyed is one of permanent residence, comfort and dependence. Jesus makes it abundantly clear that ONLY those who ABIDE in Him receive what is needed for life and productivity. Only through Jesus do we receive the necessary Holy Spirit to produce the fruit that we are called to produce. In Galatians 5:22-23 we find what that fruit looks like: “22 But the fr uit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Almost all of the aspects of this fruit are relational; this fruit displays itself in our lives as we live with others. It displays itself as we love one another. Jesus tells us in John 15 that those branches which do not produce this fruit are cut off from the vine, left to wither without its source of life, and then burned. Judas was an example of just such a branch, betraying Jesus and refusing to return in repentance. Jesus also tells us that those branches which are fruitful are

pruned, that they might produce more fruit. The night Jesus shared this with His disciples, His disciples experienced great fear and grief, Peter went so far as to deny he knew Jesus. They were pruned by their suffering, that they might in turn produce more fruit. The Father prunes our lives that we might better demonstrate and practice the fruit of the Spirit. If you are experiencing difficult times, even tribulation and suffering, it is not without purpose. The Father is molding and shaping you to be more like Jesus. The Father is using it that you might demonstrate Jesus to those around you, that the world might see how Jesus responds to your circumstances. You are the feet

Pastor Bill Emmerling on the ground for Jesus and the Father. In verse 8-11, we find the reason for this pruning, growth and fruitfulness. We are to bring the Father glory. And we are to experience the JOY of Jesus, by abiding in the love of Jesus, and loving others.

Thoughts on why Gallup has an excessively high crime rate!

irst, I would like to express my respect for the men and women of the Gallup Police Department. They act and perform professionally and with courtesy, I have a high regard for these individuals.  My wife (former business owner) and I called upon them for their investigative services at least nine times between November 23, 2017 and May 26, 2018.  On at

least three occasions we have just decided not to bother the police, surveillance cameras did not prove to be a deterrent. With regard to the excessively high crime rate in Gallup, at least three pods at the local jail were empty in May even though there appear to many individuals who need that room and board. Two years ago, room was held for other municipalities for a fee of

~$140.00 per day. Also, a  front page article in a local newspaper about Billy and his Willy offended many sensible people  But, I think that article was meant to open the eyes of the Public to what appears to be a weak justice system (Prosecutorial and Judicial) in Gallup, excluding the Public Defender’s Office (Defenders).  The Assistant District Attorney (ADA) didn’t

think Sheldon Billy needed to be held in jail after a rape and battery conviction, he was released to rape again, imagine that! Could not the Judge in this case overruled that decision by the ADA and kept Sheldon Billy locked up while he awaited sentencing? A Plea Bargain is chocked up as a win for the Prosecutor! Before coming to Gallup, NM I had never heard of an

individual who failed to complete Probation just having it written off as Unsatisfactory(?) with no mention of jail time for that failure to satisfactorily complete probation.  This individual went on to be arrested while in the possession of a stolen vehicle.  Nor did I think an individual


would include fire suppression, residential indoor water use, critical healthcare facilities, and government and institutional indoor use. Secondary assets include commercial and industrial indoor use. Twelve mitigation actions were identified, including construction of the NGWSP, developing wells and purchasing additional ground water rights, direct potable reuse, aquifer storage and recovery, water rate structure to encourage conservation, meter condition assessment and replacement, leak detection,

water conservation rebates, conservation public outreach, new construction standards, and rainwater harvesting. “Monitoring will tell you what stage you’re at,” Homey said. Councilor Yogash Kumar raised a question about water use at the city golf course. “I know that we use affluent water at our golf course. How much of that do we let go into the perky?” he asked. Right now, we’re processing about 2.1 million gallons per day and we’re sending about 600,000 to the golf course on

peak times, replied Dennis Romero. “The rest of that never get used, i.e. the construction water that we were talking about, so we’re sending about 1.4 million gallons into the Puerco per day,” he said. “There’s opportunity to re-use that as well.” City ma nager Mar ya nn Ustick asked, “Do you have any other cities in New Mexico that have adopted this?” Farmington has adopted the drought contingency plan and recently dropped from three to a two on the drought

stage index, replied Homey. Mayor Jackie McKinney asked, “Where do we go with this, the humanitarian part of the amount of water that we sell at our watering stations to the people that come into the city?” He said they buy water for their home site and to provide water to their livestock. “This will come back before the council as an action item. We need to think about this,” McKinney said. T he cou nci l w i l l t a ke action on the drought contingency plan during the Aug. 28 meeting.

Currently, the city averages 6,500 gallons per month for an average four-person household. In the past 10 years, Gallup has twice reached stages three and four of the drought monitoring index. “This is looking at where the city would be most vulnerable in the event of a drought and essentially what the city would prioritize in terms of what would get put on the chopping block first,” Homey said. Essential assets for water OPINIONS


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Ee´hanii´: Commemorating the Navajo Treaty of 1868 150 YEARS LATER

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


presentation of the Nava jo T reat y of 1868 was given at the El Morro Theatre, July 20, presented by the Miss Nava jo Council, Inc., the Octavia Fellin Public Library, and support from numerous community volunteers. A short documentary was shown on the Treaty of 1868, est abl i sh i ng t he “Nava jo Indian Reservation.” In 1868, the Navajo became the only native nation to use a treaty to escape removal and return to their home. This treaty was written on paper taken from an army ledger book where article two is the crucial portion that defines the Navajo reservation.  According to Navajo history, the Navajo defended their land against Mexican and New Mexican slave traders and livestock raiders. In 1848, the U.S. Army arrived, and between 1863 a nd 1866, the a r my marched about 11,500 Diné people 400 miles to a desolate reservation at Bosque Redondo in New Mexico. This was known as “The Long Walk”.

THE LONG WALK The march was difficult and pushed many Navajos to their breaking point, including death. The distance itself was cruel and they did not receive any aid from the soldiers. Many began the walk exhausted and malnourished, others were not properly clothed and not prepared for such a long journey. Neither sympathy nor remorse were given to the Navajos. They were never informed as to where they were going, why they were being relocated, and how long it would take to get COMMUNITY

there. On hand sharing her ancestors part in this ordeal was Sunny Dooley, Diné, who gave a moving emotional speech titled “That Hweedli Chill.” The word “hweedli” itself was a mispronunciation of the English word “court day.” Dooley says that white men would come into the Bosque Redondo camp on a regular basis and say, “court day court day,” and somehow the Navajo interpreted this as hweedli. On her father’s side, her great-great-great-great grandfather, went on the Long Walk and came back, while on her mother’s side of the Salt Water Clan, four great-grandmothers ago was a Spanish slave. She ran away from being a slave and her husband at the time ran away from Kit Carson at Canyon De Chelly. “This was my own poem that I wrote in 1995. It means a lot to me,” she said. “I really believe that stories have a lot of strength, and the more we tell our story, we re-strengthen them – the children, the young people. Because if we’re just silent about something that was traumatic, it can be repeated. If kids know from where their ancestors came from, then they know their resilient and should not be weak and move forward.”  Although no Diné youth were on hand, the audience was made up of a mixture of older Diné and Anglo onlookers who were left mesmerized by this compelling presentation.   Orchestrating the media presentation was Anne Price, youth ser vices director of the Octavia Fellin Children’s Branch library. Along with several community members of the Miss Navajo Council, Price recorded the voices of many children and did the final edit

Marilyn Help-Hood sang some songs that tell the story of the Navajo who made “The Long Walk” during a the presentation of the 150 year anniversary of the Navajo Treaty of 1868 at the El Morro Theatre July 20. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura for viewing. “So ma ny people were involved in this project,” she said. “We had a few older elementary and middle school kids that read, but we also had a lot of community members that were just interested in the project that came in to read … mostly female interest.” Praising the effort of all those who contributed to this presentation was Tammie Moe, director of Octavia Fellin Public Library, who is Price’s supervisor. She even noted the hard work of the middle school children who read parts, which contained older Navajo dialect. Additional help came from

older Navajo community members in correctly articulating these difficult words that were used during the Treaty of 1868. “It was a very cool event and I really would like to give thanks to those who helped out in this production, especially Anne Price.” Moe said. “Price has worked on this for weeks and I couldn’t believe how great it turned out, especially the kids who read the parts, some of it was pretty hard as some I know were of old Dine´ language.”  During the presentation, several Navajo ancestral songs were sung by Marilyn HelpHood, Diné, to educate those

who wanted to know more the stories that came out of the Treaty of 1868. “We’ve been doing workshops a nd pre sent at ion s t a lk i ng about trad itiona l Navajo stories like ‘The Two Twins,’” she said. “As well as ‘White Shell Woman’ workshops to promote the cultural aspect of our culture, especially the preservation of our language. That was our main emphasis for trying to promote this for our youth.” For more information contact the Octavia Fellin Public Library at (505) 8631291 or visit www.galluplibrary.com

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12th annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show wheels into Gallup By Boderra Joe For the Sun



he 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show will wheel and fly its way into Gallup, July 27-29. Balloons will undergo mass ascensions in and around Gallup Friday through Sunday mornings. Gurley Motor Company will be hosting two cruise nights with Friday evening being the first. The participants will meet at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce parking lot for a cookout for the participants, hosted by the Chamber. At 7 pm, Gallup Police Department will chaperon on the cruise (parade) through the downtown area, according to Gurley Motor Company’s website. Beginning on Saturday morning, the Freedom Riders of New Mexico will star t their cross state ride from Tucumcari, N.M. and headed to the Arizona state line. In addition to Saturday morning, at

Expect to see some sweet rides in Gallup this weekend during the 12th annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show. Photo Credit: Gurley Motor Co. via Facebook 8 am, registration begins. Car show runs from 10 am -3 pm. The second cruise night will begin shortly after the car show. Cars are to meet at Gurley Motor Co. between 6 - 6:30 pm. They will be led again by the Gallup Police

Depa r t ment a t 7 pm on Highway 66. In addition, the balloonists will be set up their gondolas and burners lining the streets Saturday, at dusk. Followed by the Freedom Riders traveling into Gallup after their cross

state ride, where they will be welcomed in the downtown Courthouse Square and presenting a check for all earnings from the car show to the Veterans Helping Veterans organization, according to Gu rley Motor Compa ny’s website.


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individuals is admirable and probably the right thing to do for some offenders. could discharge a firearm into But, what about coman occupied residence and passion for those who are only receive probation. Great adversely impacted by these plea deal between the District individuals who are breaking Attorney’s Office (DA) and the law? Newspaper coverage Defenders for the criminal for of court events presents the shooting into an occupied res- appearance of judicial toleridence. Nobody consulted the ance of this type of behavior.  victims who were surprised by I think this type of tolerance the DA’s plea bargain decision.  only encourages criminal Or, what about an 8th DWI?  behavior.  Why not, you can The prosecution, defenders and expect leniency.  the judge want to find a way to The Police appear to be the legally mitigate a mandatory only strong link in the system 10-year prison sentence for setup to protect the law-abiding that individual!  How many citizens of Gallup.  However, times has this individual driven the  Defenders  are certainly while under the inf luence doing their jobs and getting and not been caught by law good deals for criminals. enforcement? Not looking for a sympathy,  Having compassion and Mark Hammond looking for ways to rehabilitate Gallup, N.M. COMMUNITY

Mission: Impossible - Fallout succeeds in the action department RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 148 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ow six movies into t h i s a ct ion f ra nchise, actor Tom Cruise appears to show no signs of slowing down. Mission: Impossible - Fallout is the latest chapter and one that offers the performer the opportunity to hang from a helicopter in flight as well as trade fisticuffs with varied assassins and killers. Honestly, this one’s a bit too long for its own good and the dialogue is fairly dry and exposition-filled, but the action is so impressive that one can still enjoy it as popcorn fun. Following the events of the previous film, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his ludicrously named Impossible Missions Force (Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames) are given a new assignment with connections to his previous task. Now that rogue MI6 agent Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) is in custody, his old team of killers have become “terrorists for hire” to the highest bidder. When the IMF loses plutonium in a sting gone wrong, Hunt vows to track down the responsible party and stop the detonation of several nuclear weapons by these villains. I f t h a t i sn’t s t re s sf u l enough, he has to deal with CIA agent August Walker (Henry Cavill) shadowing him as well as British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), still determined to eliminate Lane if he breaks free. It’s pretty silly and the dialogue is all very perfunctory. There are a couple of chuckles during some bickering between team members, but much of the conversation this time out is somber and simply involves explaining plot details. Lane plays a significant part in the proceedings again and remains the central villain, but isn’t given a whole lot COMMUNITY

to say. In fact, I’m sure he isn’t given more than a few minutes of dialogue in the entire movie. He certainly acts the tough guy, but one wishes he had sharper, more stinging words for his foes that could make the character stand out more. Regardless, the main reason that audiences are watching this is because of the action and the movie emphatically delivers in this regard. Standout sequences include an impressively shot skydive in which a character involved in the stunt blacks out (one wonders if this was truly the best way to arrive at their location, but it’s still fun to watch), as well as a great car/motorcycle chase through the busy streets of Paris that sees Hunt and his pursuers race past many of the city’s famous sights. The finale is even more elaborate and involves the lead performing numerous stunts while climbing onto, flying and fighting around a chopper. It’s t r u ly st r ik i ng a nd remarkably dynamic. So much so that one is willing to forgive the protracted climax, which is over-the-top and goes on for so long that it veers dangerously close to parody. It’s all supposed to be occurring over a 15 minute period, but it certainly seemed closer to 30 minutes of screen time, with characters diving around, almost dying and then

Only Tom Cruise can hang onto the edge of building and keep his focus and cool. “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” now playing. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures picking themselves up to fight again and again. Regardless, one has to give the film credit for going to such extreme lengths to entertain. As mentioned, one wishes the dialog was a bit sharper and the movie itself shorter (the longer it is, the more time viewers have to think about the absurdity of the events being depicted). Another little caveat is that

it appears as if star/producer Cruise sees this as the second chapter in a trilogy of sorts. As such, not everything is completely resolved a s t he cred its rol l. Sti l l, for those seeking adventure and

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Unfriended: Dark Web is exciting as an online chat room – filled with people you don’t know RATING: «« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 88 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


he second of three sequels arriving this week at theaters is Unfr ie n d ed: Dark Web, a follow-up to a 2014 horror picture that honestly, I had forgotten that I had actually seen and reviewed. As one might have guessed, that film didn’t make much of an impression on me. The latest tries to throw in a new wrinkle or two, ultimately playing the series as more like an anthology than a direct follow-up. In the end, it may intrigue kids, but more than likely won’t do much for anyone out of their teens. L i ke t he or ig i na l, t he entire story plays out over a computer monitor. Matias (Colin Woodell) is excited to set up a used laptop that he has acquired. He quickly Skypes with girlfriend Amaya (Stephanie Nogueras), attempting to repair some of the looming issues in their relationship and then contacts friends (Chelsea Alden, Connor Del Rio, Betty Gabriel, Andrew Lees, Rebecca Rittenhouse) for a “game night” to be played online. Suddenly, Matias begins receiving strange messages sent to the previous owner

that become more and more threatening over the course of the evening. Soon, all the character’s lives are in danger from a strange, pixelated figure. The filmmakers and cast try admirably to create a sense of tension, but the set up and necessity to keep events on a single computer monitor is just too limited. Early on, there’s a funny gag involving the lead trying to sign in on the computer and a scene towards the close that

allows a character to use their mobile phone and head out of their house. However, the style and concept is just too sedentary to hold up for the length of a full feature. It’s difficult to generate tension and the feeling can’t be sustained watching others staring into their monitors. This format also results in some clumsy attempts at character building. All of the information about the leads is given via online chats and


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when one questions what was going on and how it was accomplished. It asks that viewers believe the antagonist could predict every action taken by the leads. Again, with a different format this might have been forgiven, but when a movie is already struggling with the confines of its set-up, it is all the more off-putting. They say motion pictures are all about capturing movement and striking imagery in order to tell a story with power and vitality. Unfriended: Dark Web tries to break from that tradition. I would suggest that the cast are fine and when they are allowed to move around, this movie is slightly more effective than its predecessor. However, the film can’t overcome its constraints and ultimately proves that it is hard to engage viewers with static characters and a bland visual palette. Visit: CinemaStance.com COMMUNITY

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 27, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a lot of eccentric material coming your way, along with one big budget blockbuster. 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! The Con is On - A co-artist couple who owe money to a British gangster try to rectify the situation by flying to Las Angeles and plotting an elaborate jewel heist. However, the job turns out to be more complicated than anticipated. This US/UK co-production did not wow the press, failing to earn a positive review. They suggested that the great cast was wasted and complained that the screenplay made the characters so eccentric that they failed to be convincing and suggested that the movie tried far too hard to be outrageous. It stars Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Maggie Q, Sophia Vergara, Alice Eve, Parker Posey and Stephen Fry, Dream Big: Engineering Our World - Older children may be interested in this 42 minute IMAX film that is now premiering on home video. It details some ingenious engineering feats through the course of history from all over the world. This includes the Great Wall of China and several of the world’s tallest buildings, along with advances in robotics, automobiles and other incredible advances. Write-ups were very positive about the short film. Everyone stated that it served as an excellent opportunity to inspire youngsters with its incredible imagery and positive message about changing the world for the better. The film is narrated by Jeff Bridges. Happy End - The latest foreign-language art house effort from director Michael Haneke (Amour, Funny Games) is yet another dark drama. Set in Calais, France, this tale follows an upper class family living in a palatial estate. The story follows their devious history and petty squabbles unaware COMMUNITY

of the troubles of a camp settlement of migrants are facing only miles away, Notices were good, although not exceptional. A minority called it beautifully photographed but a bit listless and unfocused. More appreciated the excellent cast and attempts made to critique the lifestyle of the wealthy, even if this effort didn’t match up to the filmmaker’s best works. It features Isabelle Huppert, Je a n - L o u i s T r i n t i g n a n t , Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones. I Am A Hero - A depressed Tokyo comic book artist witnesses a fatal car accident on his way home from work. When the deceased person at the scene gets up and walks away, he investigates and finds that a zombie epidemic has begun. This Japanese action/ horror picture was made a few years ago to decent notices, but it only making its debut here now. Most critics wrote that while it has its slow sections and can be repetitive, there was attention to detail on the part of the characters, plenty of fun undead action on display and an attempt to be a little more than your run-ofthe-mill zombie picture. The cast includes Yô Ôizumi and Masami Nagasawa. Incident in a Ghostland - A l so k now n si mply a s Ghostland, this horror picture involves a mother who inherits a house from her aunt. After she arrives to take possession, she and her infants come under attack from intruders. The story jumps 16 years as the family return to the locale and encounter more strange phenomena. Reaction towards the film was split with a few more negative notices than positive ones. Those who liked it said it was rough to watch but appreciated the attempts to spin genre tropes in a different direction. Pans stated it was nasty and sadistic and didn’t see much depth. Crystal Reed, Mylene Farmer and Anastasia Phillips headline the feature. Little Pink House - This independent drama is based on a true story. It involves a paramedic who divorces and moves to a small town, buying a cottage and painting it pink. Trouble finds her when pharmaceutical company Pfizer want the land and seem willing to press locals in order to

obtain it. The woman leads the neighborhood as they takes on the corporation. Reviews were generally quite good for this effort. There were criticisms that while well intentioned it really felt like a TV-movie-ofthe-week, but the majority complimented the performances and thought it told its story well. It stars Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Colin Cunningham and Callum Keith Rennie. Love After Love - When a family patriarch passes away, the remaining family members struggle with the loss and how to deal with the death. The mother attempts to date but finds her sons being critical of her choices while their personal lives suffer as they behave in an increasingly erratic manner. On the whole, critics really liked this drama. There were a few who stated that it left them a little cold, but the vast majority found it interesting, unsentimental and authentic in its messiness. It features Andie MacDowell, Chris O’Dowd, James Adomian and Juliet Rylance. Operation Red Sea - This foreign-language action picture from China loosely recounts a military operation featuring the Naval Jialong Assault Tea m, a specia l 8 -person unit tasked with undertaking risky missions. After terrorist attacks break out in the Arabian Peninsula, the group must rescue Chinese diplomats and citizens trapped in the line of fire. The movie was a massive hit in its homeland (worldwide, it is currently the 7th highest grossing film of 2018) and earned good reviews from the press here as well. They suggested it was a bit jingoistic, but that the action scenes were tense, harrowing and extraordinarily well shot. The cast includes Yi Zhang, Johnny Huang and Hai-Quing. Ready Player One - Steven Spielberg directs this big-budget homage to all things 80s. In a dystopian future, the world is addicted to OASIS, an online virtual reality universe. After the creator of the domain dies, he sets up an elaborate quest; whomever completes it first takes control of the OASIS. A young teen and his friends attempt to solve the various riddles, coming face to face with corporate interests who

want this universe for themselves. Write-up were positive overall. About a quarter of reviews thought it didn’t deal with the concepts introduced in a meaningful way and had trouble engaging with the online world, but others thought it was a fun popcorn flick and enjoyed the 80s references. It stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg. Streets of Vengeance - This 80s-inspired low-budget action picture follows an ex-adult film star trying to get her life back on track. When she’s attacked by members of a misogynistic cult known as The Sword, the lead decides to get payback. She and a group of friends team up to form a vigilante squad and get revenge on the gang. This independent title is making its debut on Blu-ray and DVD, so as of yet there aren’t any reviews available. Apparently, the intent is to emulate B-movies of the 80s. Delawna McKinney, Anthony Iava To’ormata, Paige Le Ney, Da niel Ja mes Moody a nd Ginger Lynn headline the feature. S un set S oc i ety - T h is small horror movie boasts the late Lemmy Kilmister (of Motorhead fame) as its star. He plays a vampire living among a society of undead bloodsuckers. The queen of the group decides to help her boyfriend out by procuring him a new body. Many years later, she must prevent a video from being released that reveals their hidden society as well as protect her kind from a vigilante. There aren’t many reviews up for this title, but the have appeared are critical. They suggest disparate footage from different time periods has been hastily cut together to try and create a story; it all comes across as a muddled hodgepodge. It features Phoebe Dollar, Aaron Groben, Dizzy Reed, Tracii Guns and Ron Jeremy.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! MVD has the curious oddity Windrider (1986) on Blu-ray. This Australian drama involves a professional windsurfer (Tom Burlinson) who falls for a rock star (a young Nicole Kidman). Wit h t he ch a mpion sh ip s

approaching, can he overcome adversity and the pair’s rocky romance. This disc includes a new HD transfer, an audio commentary with the film’s writer as well as director, all sorts of music promos featuring Kidman and other quirky bonuses. There’s a change I’ll be reviewing this disc shortly, so it comes to pass you’ll be able to read all about it here. Arrow Video are putting out a Blu-ray of The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey (1988). Set during the Black Plague, this is a New Zealand/Australia drama about a group of monks who travel through time. The well-regarded film has been given a hi-def upgrade and arrives with a brand-new appreciation by film critic Nick Roddick (recorded exclusively for this release), a 1989 documentary profile of director Vincent Ward made for New Zealand television and a theatrical trailer. Sounds nifty. Shout! have a couple of films from director John Carpenter being given the special Blu-ray treatment. The first Blu-ray is a Collector’s Edition of In the Mouth of Madness (1994), an underrated creeper about a popular horror novelist whose books are beginning to drive people insane. This release includes a new 4K transfer of the film, a new audio commentary with John Carpenter and producer Sandy King, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the make-up effects team, an interview with actress Julie Carmen, an older commentary with Carpenter and the director of photography, featurettes as well as publicity materials. They also a Blu-ray of Memoirs of An Invisible Man (1992). This comedy saw the horror director team up with Chevy Chase in the tale of a businessman turned invisible after falling asleep in a building that houses a scientific lab. The film has been given a new 2K transfer and arrives with vintage interviews with Carpenter, star Chase and co-lead Daryl Hannah. Behind-the-scenes footage, outtakes, a theatrical trailer and TV spots are also included. LionsGate a re also delivering a pair of genre


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RMCHCS, Western Health Foundation rd host 3 Annual Adventure Mud Run ENTRY FEES RAISES FUNDS FOR HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

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ehoboth McK inley C h r i s t i a n Healthcare Services a nd t he We s t e r n Health Foundation inv ites Gallup and residents from across New Mexico to part ic ipa t e i n t he sloppie s t and dirtiest mud race ever witnessed at the 3 rd Annual Adventure Mud Run July 28, at the Gallup OHV Motocross

Park on Hasler Valley Road in Gallup. The race will feature 30 obstacles across the mud, dirt and water, challenging participants in their attempts to crawl, climb and swing across 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.

Kids race through mud during last year’s Mud Run. Photo Credit: Courtesy

A man tries to maneuver his way through an obstacle course in the mud during the 2017 Mud Run. Photo Credit: Courtesy

DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 19 films through their impressive Vestron line. The latest additions a re Be yon d Re-Animator (2003), the second sequel to the 1985 horror classic. It is not a classic, but fans can at least complete the trilogy in high-definition. The Blu-ray arrives with an audio commentary from director Brian Yuzna, new interviews w it h t he f i l m ma ker, st a r Jeffrey Combs, the film’s composer (along with an isolated score track), a still gallery, vintage EPK, trailer and most importantly, the jaw-droppingly cheeseball dance video “Dr. Reanimator - Move Your Dead Bones”. Reanimate your feet! Based on the work of H.P. Lovecraft, Dagon (2001) is

arriving on Blu-ray through the line as well. This horror release from Stuart Gordon (R e -An i m a t o r) boa s t s a “restored and remastered” picture, It includes multiple audio commentaries, archival interviews with the cast and crew, trailers, stills, new discussions with Gordon as well as the producer and other extras. It has been a long time since I’ve seen this one and I’m looking forward to catching up with it in the future. And there’s more. Criterion have a Blu-ray of A Matter of Life and Death (1946) from d i rector s M ichael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It’s about an RAF pilot who survives a miraculous jump from his plane, only to have otherworldly spirits arrive and tell him that they made an error and that he should have

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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 looking to cheer on runners are welcome to participate for free as spectators. The run will also include food vendors, kids’ activities, awards and prizes for top died. He has to argue for his right to stay alive. The movie has received a 4K transfer, a film scholar audio commentary, discussions with Martin Scorcese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker about the picture, a documentary on the film’s special effects, a restoration demonstration and an TV show episode from 1986 going over the career of Powell. Kino Classics have a few older titles as well. They include the Burt Lancaster film-noir, I Walk Alone (1947), another film-noir called A Strange Adventure (1956) and the Christopher George thriller, Tiger by the Tail (1970). And finally, Warner Archive are delivering the critically maligned superhero f lick, Supergirl (1984) on Blu-ray. It follows Clark Kent’s cousin,

individual and team finishers. Residents are urged to register to participate.

GET INVOLVED The Adventure Mud Run also welcomes sponsors and volunteers. Volunteers who help build the course and obstacles ahead of the race may be eligible for a discount who is also transported to earth find a Kryptonian power source and must do battle with a sinister occult priestess (played by Faye Dunaway). It’s extremely cheesy, but may provide some amusement for those who remember it back in the day. This release includes a new high definition version of the lengthier international cut of the film, as well as a second DVD with an even longer director’s cut. Long ago, a DVD of the feature had a director commentary, we’ll have to wait and see if it’s included with this release. They company are also making made-to-order DVDs available for titles The Flame and the Arrow (1950) and The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959).


off the race’s ticket price. All are encouraged to participate at Eventbrite: https:// www.eventbrite.com /e/gallup-adventure-mud-run-tickets-44528659419 and Facebook:   http://gallupmudrun.com/facebook.com/ gallupmudrun


KIDS! Unfortunately, it’s a slow week for kids. Don’t worry too much, there should be more coming next week.

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. American Masters: Ted Williams (PBS) G rav ity Fa l l s: The Complete Series Knott’s Landing: Season 1 (Warner Archive check) No Good Heroes (Sciencefiction TV movie) One Strange Rock (National Geographic) Spiral: Season 6 When Calls the Heart: My Heart is Yours (Hallmark) Wicked Tuna: Season 7 (National Geographic) COMMUNITY

SKATE PARK | FROM PAGE 4 $500,000, McKinney said. The skating community started a GoFundMe page and raised about $16,0 0 0, wh i le t he Southwest Indian Foundation added $100,000, which includes community fundraising efforts. T he pa rk development efforts also gained the support of the Tony Hawk Foundation, whose website states their mission is to develop quality places where skaters can practice the sport that gives them much needed exercise and a sense of self-esteem. The Tony Hawk Foundation added a grant of $10,000 for construction of the park, in addition to free consultation on how to make the skate park current with skating trends and safety. Hawk is known as one of the best competitive skateboarders in the industry. Meanwhile, St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and Councilor Yogash Kumar both added $5,000 each to the cause, and the City of Gallup made up the rest of the costs, McKinney said. McKinney said the initial cost of $500,000 rose about $300,000, when environmental issues at the park site delayed construction for nearly a full year. Chemicals in the ground from historic train activity were the cause. “But we waited to finish [the skate park] because it’s a good cause,” he said. McKinney added that he worked with the city manager and the council gave their full support of the park development, and that the council works to support events where the public can enjoy


TIME, PLACE, COST The 10k race starts at 8:30 am, the 5k race starts at 9 am, and the kids’ race starts at 11 am. All races take place at the Gallup OHV Park on Hasler Valley Road. The cost is $55 per runner for the 5k race; $65 for the 10k race; and $10 for the kids’ race. Proceeds from the Adventu re Mud Ru n w i l l benefit the Western Health Foundation’s annual Charity Invitational fundraising event. Each year the foundation hosts COMMUNITY

Anthony James, left, and Matthew Kinsler skate at the makeshift park off Ninth Street in Gallup July 25. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo themselves. “It’s great that we can do this for the community,” McKinney said. In all, Jeremy said that the skate park idea was discussed through at least five city meetings. Then further challenges arose at one planning meeting at the El Morro Events Center. “[There were] too many people with ideas,” Jeremy said. “Too many people wanted different things [that we might not have].” Jeremy said that while they may not be able to accommodate all of the ideas the skaters had, they feel the new park will improve the community as a whole. Both Jeremy and Cecely want the new park to feel like a Charity Invitational, which consists of events such as the Adventure Mud Run, a golf tournament on Sept. 22, and a Gala event on Sept. 23 to raise funds to foster health and wellness and help improve healthcare throughout McKinley County. T h i s ye a r ’s C h a r i t y Invitational project is the renovation of patient rooms and bathrooms, the purchase of new patient beds and in-room p hy s ic i a n c o m pu t e r s a t RMCHCS. This project is part of RMCHCS’ overall commitment to invest in improving and enhancing the care it provides to the people of this region.

place that skaters in Gallup can call home. “[You have] skaters who travel to Gallup from all over,” Cecely said. “We want to provide better facilities, where skaters can help others grow their abilities and [they can] stay out of trouble.” In that way, the skate park will serve as an extension of Enchantment Skate Shop, which operates out of the Gallup Cultural Center at 205 E. Highway 66. Cecely said that both the shop and the park will give skaters a chance to demonstrate their passion for the sport as well as get noticed and possibly gain sponsors.

Through it all, Jeremy and Cecely never lost sight of what propelled the project forward – the skateboarding community. They have remained supportive of the pair’s shop and endeavors. In addition, the skateboarding community found ways to raise funds for the park as well as give back to the city. During the monthly ArtsCrawl, local skaters raffle off skateboards and set up an area downtown where they can show off their skills. Jeremy ex pla i ned that months of attending meetings, then having to create park designs and then refining those

designs, and having to communicate with the people who can help present the best park possible, resulted in a park that is suitable for skaters of all skill levels. “Now we’re pretty proud of it,” Cecely said. Jeremy said that the whole process of designing and building the park was a challenge that he and Cecely just fell into out of a love and passion for the sport. “Motivation led to the skate shop [and park],” Jeremy said. “There was not another shop that was owned by skaters in the area. We’re skateboarders helping skateboarders.”

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JULY 27 - AUG. 2, 2018 FRIDAY, July 27 MEDIA LAB If you’ve ever wanted to make YouTube videos, podcasts or short films the Octavia Fellin Public Library’s Media Lab is the place to be! With access to equipment and helpful staff to make your vision a reality. Open Fridays at 2pm and by appointment at the Children’s Branch. For more information call (505) 726-6120 or e-mail childlib@ gallupnm.gov  12TH ANNUAL GURLEY MOTOR CO. ROUTE 66 CAR, TRUCK & STREET ROD SHOW Friday night the 27th we will meet at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce parking lot where the Chamber will be hosting a cookout for the participants from 5:30-6:30 and at 7pm the Gallup Police Department will escort us on a Cruise (Parade) through the downtown area.  PRICELESS PETS The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for pets now through July 28, from 11:30am-6:30pm. For more information, contact FRAS (505) 599-1098 or in person at: 133 Browning Pkwy, Farmington. www.fmtn.org SATURDAY, July 28 ADVENTURE MUD RUN Sign up for Gallup’s biggest obstacle course race.  Mud, dirt, water, crawling, climbing, swinging, food, kids’ activities and lots of fun. Join us at the Gallup OHV Motocross Park on Hassler Valley Road.  On-site registration and packet pickup begins at 6am. Participate as an individual or as a team and rise to the challenge! For more information or to sign up go to our website at  Gallupmudrun. com or call (505) 863-7136.    12TH ANNUAL GURLEY MOTOR CO. ROUTE 66 CAR, TRUCK & STREET ROD SHOW Our car show, registration starts at 8am and show runs 10am-3pm. In the morning, the Freedom Riders of New Mexico start their cross state ride from Tucumcari, N.M. to the Arizona State Line. The Courthouse Square will be closed to any kind of motorized traffic. There will be vendors, live bands, a beer garden, and plenty of shopping to do in the area. Between 6-6:30 pm, we will meet at Gurley Motors Co. for cruise (parade) at 7pm.  SUMMER CARNIVAL 1-5pm @ Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Celebrate the end of Summer in style at the End of Summer Carnival hosted by the Octavia Fellin Public Library and City of Gallup Recreation. Enjoy food, games and fun CALENDAR

for everyone! Sponsored by the Plateau Sciences Society. Free. GALLUP SOCCER LEAGUE On July 28, there will be a mandatory coach meeting at the Mickey Mantle field from 9am-12pm. Lunch will be provided. Equipment will be passed out at this meeting. All coaches need to plan on attending. MONDAY, July 30

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TUESDAY, July 31 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. JOM INDIAN EDUCATION MEETING At 6pm, the Gallup McKinley County Schools Indian Education Committee will be having a regular meeting in the Student Support Center at the district office, 640 S. Boardman. For info, call Carmen Moffett (505) 721-1036. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1 STORY TIME 10:30am@Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. CEREMONIAL VOLUNTEER TRAINING The 97th Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial will be held at Red Rock Park August 3-12. The Ceremonial is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Native American art and culture. A volunteer sign-up and training is scheduled for 6 pm at the Ceremonial Office located at 206 W. Coal. If you would like to help in anyway or have questions contact Joyce Graves (505) 862-1457.  WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7pm@Main Branch. Films play every Wednesday. This week’s film: TBA. Free. THURSDAY, Aug. 2 CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm@Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBA. ONGOING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Window Rock AA Group meets at Fellowship Hall WR Christian Center across from N.N. Fairgrounds/Wellness Center, Hwy 264, Mondays at 5:45 PM. Closed Speaker Meeting, limited to persons who have a desire to stop drinking. We cannot accommodate children. No attendance forms, smartphones.


Visit aa-fc.org for more info. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets first Monday each month at 3:30 to 5:00 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. Community members concerned about environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 488-2166. Churchrock Chapter 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. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUPARTS gallupARTS is pleased to announce Dine photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Dine women will be available May-July. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for Humanity fundraising Yard Sales every Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers needed for home construction.  Call Bill Bright at for details & directions. (505) 722-4226.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 7219208, or (505) 870-1483. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is responding to the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in western New Mexico. As of May 15, there have been 122 cases of pertussis in New Mexico. Anyone concerned that they may have “whooping cough” may visit the clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No appointment necessary! Call (505)863-1820. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. SAVE THE DATE RECYCLING COUNCIL MEETING The monthly meeting of the McKinley Citizens’ Recycling Council will be held at 2pm on Aug. 4 at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill in Gallup. The public is encouraged to attend to learn about recycling opportunities  in our region, updates on Gallup residential curbside recycling, plans for recycling outreach and more. For more infor-

mation call (505) 722-5142 or e-mail betsywindisch@yahoo. com. BEST IN SHOW NIGHT On Aug. 7, Art123 Gallery presents Best in Show Night. 4:40-9pm, cash bar and light hors d’ouevres. Free and Open to the public. Call (505)863-3896. GALLUPARTS ANNOUNCES ARTSCRAWL LINEUP 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. ASDZÁÁN” BY HANNAH MANUELITO gallupARTS is proud to present Asdzáán, a show by gallupARTS’ summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence, Diné photographer Hannah Manuelito, at ART123 Gallery next month. Asdzáán opens Saturday, August 11 and runs through September 4.  GALLUPARTS 3RDANNUAL ARTSCRAWL CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW On Aug. 11 from 6:30-9p the ArtsCrawl Car Show features FREE vehicle entry, juried prizes and a People’s Choice Award! /Motorcycle Car owners, to register: arrive between 5:30 and 6:30pm. Drive from 1st Street onto Coal Ave to find a spot between 1st and 2nd on Coal (first-come-firstserved). Vehicles must be in place by 6:30pm. More info available at www.galluparts. org/car-show. Car/Motorcycle lovers: vote for your favorite set of wheels and help select the People’s Choice winner! E-mail: artscrawl@ galluparts.org, call 505-4882136 or follow @ArtsCrawlGallup on Facebook.  TAIZÉ CANDLELIGHT SERVICE A Taizé contemplative candlelight service will take place at 4pm on Aug. 12 at Westminster Presbyterian Church-Gallup to provide an opportunity for silence and spiritual refreshment. The theme “New Beginnings” will be explored through music, chant, prayer, quiet time, Scripture and readings of various faith traditions.  Spend an hour in prayer for the healing of our broken world and planet.  Please join us. The church is located at 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive near Orleans Manor Apartments). Contact: Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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