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Special Guest Appearance! Actor Wes Studi “Last of the Mohicans,” “Avatar,” and “Dances With Wolves” fame Wes Studi in ‘Hostiles’ (2017)


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97th Ceremonial heats up the Indian Capitol EVENT RAMPS UP ACTIVITIES AS IT NEARS THE CENTURY MARK

By Rick Abasta Sun Correspondent


he 97th annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial promises to have something for everyone. The Ceremonial is scheduled Aug. 3-12 and features an arts exhibit, night performa nces, pow wow, Ga llup Inter-Tribal Queen pageant, tiny tot pageant, rodeo, song and dance, opening night wine tasting, gourd dance, elders contest, vendors, parades, 5K run, awards, and native film series. Since 1922, the event has highlighted American Indian dances and culture. Dudley Byerley, director of the Ceremonial, said his cadre of volunteers is in high gear, especially since events start today. “We’re st i l l col lect i ng sponsorship money, getting

payments ready. We’ve got a crew at the park, doing the build up of the park and getting ready to hang banners,” he said. Aug. 3 is artist check-in day for the Ceremonial arts exhibit, a juried art show featuring the best native artists from across the country. The Ceremonial 10K and 5K run and walk will be on Aug. 4, starting at 6:30 a.m. at Ellis Tanner Trading Co. Byerley noted that the Ceremonial is especially proud of Fire Rock Casino’s Aug. 10 gate sponsorship. “One of the things we have is the free day from Fire Rock Casino on Friday. Fire Rock bought the whole gate for that day. There will be no admission fee, no parking fee,” he said. “It’s a cool deal and I’m really proud of it. Fire Rock really stepped up and helped us out.” The annual budget of the Ceremonial is $600,000. Byerley

Aztec dancer Rolando Perez performs at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Aug. 7, 2015. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo said the funds come from multiple sources that sponsor the annual event.

Nathan Sanchez performs with his fellow Hopi-Navajo dance group Aug. 8, 2015 at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial held at Red Rock Park. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

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RUG WEAVING 101 Navajo, non-Navajo students learn the craft


For the 2018 Ceremonial, things will be primarily the same as previous years, the night parade is on Thursday, t he s t a nd a rd pa r a de on Saturday, and the crowning of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Queen. The song and dance will be at a different arena this year on Aug. 11-12. O n Au g . 12 , t he Old School Days Rodeo is going to have a paid gate courtesy of Thunderbird Supply Co. and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Attendees will have to pay $5 for parking. Byerley said the rodeo will feature the classic events from more than 50 years ago plus modern rodeo events like the short go round, showcasing the best of the best. “We’re going to have top cowboys like Aaron Tsinigine, one of the PRCA’s top ropers in the world. He’ll be here with cowboys from Phoenix, Albuquerque, eastern New

Mexico and Oklahoma. We’ll have cowboys from everywhere,” he said. For most spectators, the night per for ma nce is the quintessential Ceremonial experience. This year, the tribal dancers and performers include: A ztec, P ine Mou nta in A pa che, D i a mond Cre ek Apache, Southern Cheyenne, Chickasaw, Comanche, Hopi, Navajo Fire Lighters, Navajo Pollen Trail, Ohkay Owinge, Pima, Sioux, Taos Pueblo, Totonac Voladores, Cellicion Dancers of the Zuni Pueblo, Kallestewa of the Zuni Pueblo, Olla Maidens of the Zuni Pueblo, Maricopa, Omaha, and Northern Cheyenne. “The Voladores are coming back again on Friday and Saturday night. They’ll also be in the parade. We got the White



Q&A WITH GREG KIHN A musician with a ‘rockkihn’ personality

Friday August 3, 2018 • Gallup Sun


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FIRE DOWNS TWO WAREHOUSES A bad marriage of materials creates massive blaze


Weaving classes offer students a chance to engage with the community By Cody Begaye Sun Correspondent


hen Mary Walker started teaching other people about weaving in 2006,

she did not suspect her experience and lessons would lead her to establish a shop close to the Navajo Nation. But exactly that happened in September 2017, when she opened Weaving in Beauty at

233 W. Coal Ave. The shop is dedicated to expanding the appreciation and knowledge of the textiles present in the southwestern United States, and offers cleaning, repair and appraisal of flat-woven textiles.

Anne Price sits in front of her loom working to complete her project for the beginning Navajo weaving techniques class July 22 in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


Weaving in Beauty also offers classes in fiber techniques to help others learn how to weave. The shop currently holds bi-weekly courses in Gallup, in Window Rock at the Quality Inn, and various other sites, including an upcoming weaving boot camp at Lake Tahoe August 26. “We were offered a chance to teach [others about weaving]” Walker said in an interview. “People wanted to learn [weav i ng] f rom someone Navajo.” The shop offers courses for beginners as well as intermediate techniques. Their website

states beginner courses offers students a chance to learn beginning Navajo weaving and warping techniques while the intermediate course lets students explore the creative


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Photos of past Ceremonial dancers, donning colorful regalia. Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial starts Aug. 3. Photo Credit: Top photo, two bottom right – K. Segura. Bottom left – M. Aguilar The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office: 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weekly. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 722-8994 Fax: (505) 212-0391 gallupsun@gmail.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.

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GREG KIHN BAND TO DROP IN NEW MEXICO the late Steve Wright, some 40 yea rs ago. Their most successful singles include: The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) and Jeopardy. The group’s musical style fuses rock, pop rock, and power pop together

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


he Greg Kihn Band, a n A mer ica n ensemble, was sta r ted by front man Greg K ihn and bassist,

one of songs to a talent contest held by a local Top 40 radio station. Since then, Kihn hasn’t stopped rock i ng, i n fa ct

Kihn will be rocking out in New Mexico at the Sandia


for an unforgettable and unique sound. Kihn began his career as a singer-songwriter in his hometown of Baltimore, MD. He began writing songs at the age of 17, and unbeknownst to him, his mother submitted

Greg Kihn jamming with drummer Dave Danza on the latest tour. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Greg Kihn

The man himself, Greg Kihn. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Greg Kihn

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“Most Water Wise” city of our size in the nation! Gallup’s own Battered Families

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Albuquerque band Ashes of Jupiter rocks Gallup KICKING OFF THE NEW GALLUP SKATE PARK

By Dee Velasco For the Sun


lbuquerque natives Ash e s of Jupit e r helped kick off the grand opening of the new skate park July 28 by putting on a free concert at the Gallup Cultural Center. Local bands Fatal Corruption and VLPXX opened-up, getting the crowd stirred up and ready for Ashes of Jupiter as the skate park jam was in full swing. Pushing their new album, Celestial Warfare, which was released June 22, the band sat down with the Gallup Sun to talk about it, and other news regarding the band. Sitting under a cool shade, the guys were waiting for their set to start as this Sun reporter made his way up to them. T he A sh e s of Jup it e r lineup: Adam Liston/vocals, Tim Scarberry/guitar, Robson Guy/bass, and Jared Houston/ drums. Sun: (Taking the band inside the Cultural Center to escape the intense heat.) Whew that’s better now, as I was saying thanks for doing this and glad to meet you guys. I’m excited because I get to meet you guys for the very first time and find out all about Ashes of Jupiter. Liston: Yeah, glad to meet you as well and thank you for coming out to hear us. Sun: No wor r ies ma n, alright let’s do this boys …

how would you describe your music? Houston: I would describe our music as a classic rock influence with a modern metal kind of feel to it. We’ve had some classic rock influences like Led Zeppelin, Danzig, and different types like Green Day. We’re very eclectic with what we grew listening to … what our parents listen to on the radio. Our influences since high school and afterwards just keeps growing even to this day, keeps adding to the collection. Sun: How long has the band been playing? Guy: Just about a year now; we’ve known each other for about 12 to 15 years. We were kind of doing our own things, different projects. Sun: Who came up with the name Ashes of Jupiter and why? Houston: That would be me. I just thought it sounded cool (laughing), from there it was kind of a scientific thing. There’s a mythology part to it if you really dig the science fiction part of it. It was kind of an inspiration of that and Adam can tell you more about that. Liston: It’s about these two civilizations and their power struggle, think of Firefly Meeting Star Wars; it’s kind of nerdy if you’re into reading Stephen King novels. So, Ashes of Jupiter has songs that tell a storyline of each of these two civilizations. Sun: Wow, very interesting it all falls together now with

“Ashes of Jupiter” perform at the Gallup Skate Park grand opening July 28. From left, guitarist Tim Scarberry, singer Adam Liston, bassist Robson Guy, and Jared Houston on drums. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura the title of the album Celestial Warfare. What songs right now are the fans digging? Scarberry: Right now, it’s Rotten and Utopia, the kids really seem to dig both, all the songs are great. Sun: This is your first time performing in Gallup? Scarberry: Yes, it is, we’ve driven through many times, but this is our first time playing here. Sun: You guys mainly play in Albuquerque? Guy: For the most part we get called up a lot to support national acts like, Trapt, Pop Evil, New Year’s Day, Trivium, Arch Enemy to just to name a

few. We’ve been really blessed to have a lot of opportunities to jump on. Sun: Wow, that’s really cool, some huge bands there. What’s in the future for Ashes of Jupiter? Houston: We just had our EP out and we’re focusing on that, just pushing that out and we’re looking at making new music. We’re trying to expand a little bit where we can go, kind of enrich our connections, and do whatever we can to support the music not only in Albuquerque, but of course throughout New Mexico. We want to start slowly branching out towards Colorado, maybe

Utah, seeing what we can do with the internet and see who is listening and plan a path from that. Sun: That’s awesome to hear. Well, guys this has been way cool and thank you again for doing this. Liston: This has been way cool coming out here, and thank you to everyone for having us out here. We just want to add that hopefully you can hear our music on Pandora. We’re just waiting for them to add us and that’s exciting. For more information on Ashes of Jupiter call (505) 967-8653 or visit: www.ashesofjupiter.com

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12th annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show put on a performance in Gallup MORE THAN VEHICLES

By Boderra Joe Sun Correspondent


he 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show closed out another memorable year, July 27-29. Gurley Motor Company owner, Steve Gurley, said there were roughly 90 to 95 participants this year and said more would have came out, but due to the rain, some of them didn’t want to chance it. “We were 30 to 40 shy from last year because of the weather,” Gurley said.

In 2006, the first small car show launched, but was only limited to Ford models, which only had 10 pa r ticipa nts, Gurley said. The following year, he opened it up to all makes and models, increasing the participation. Vehicles cruised out from Arizona, Colorado, California, Texas and throughout the state of New Mexico. Participants like Donald Pacheco, a Vietnam Veteran from Bosque Farms, N.M., and

Al & Prescilla Funke, from Rio Rancho, N.M. won “Best of Show” at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. with their 1965 Ford Victoria.

Donald Pacheco, a Vietnam Veteran from Bosque, N.M. sits beside his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. Pacheco was awarded the Mayor’s Choice in the “Vintage/Classic” category.

Owner of a 1966 Chevy El Camino, John Stanford experiences his first year at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. Stanford shared a story of the airbrush artwork that covers the tailgate. Artwork came from his grandkids.

The 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show wheeled off July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. Steve Gurley, owner of Gurley Motor Company said there were about 90 participants that registered.

the owner of a 1957 Chevy BelAir, this year’s Mayor’s Choice Award, said he bought his first used car in high school. “I owned it from 1965 to 1970, then I went to Vietnam,” he said. “And I still owned it.” Pacheco said after he came home from Vietnam, he applied for the G.I. Bill (benefits for returning war veterans) to go to college in Colorado, but admitted that wasn’t enough to pay for college so he sold his Bel-Air. Three weeks later after selling his car, he got a job at the UPS store and wanted to get his car back, but the previous owners wouldn’t re-sell it to him. “It was gone from me 30 to 42 years,” he said. “But it wasn’t like this”, as he pointed at his Bel-Air that he said he is still perfecting. The stories do continue of participants and their cars. Such as first year participant, George Williams, from Pinetop, Ariz., owner of a 1957 Chevy BelAir, 2-door hardtop. He said he bid on the car when the previous owner passed away. He was able to purchase it. “I cleaned it up. It was already in good condition,” he said. “I had to repair a few other things, but it drives real nice on the highway.” He also said the Bel-Air has a new transmission like a newer vehicle does. Vehicles, do in fact, carry more than parts. They carry memories.

The 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show performed a cruise night July 28 on Aztec Avenue in Gallup, N.M. The first cruise night took place Friday, July 27. The show raised money for veterans and their families. veterans and their families, Steve Gurley, owner of Gurley Motor Company, said.


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Pottery trophies were given for Mayor’s Choice, Gallup Police Department Choice, Gallup Fire Department Choice. 1st Place in each category, and Best of Show at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show in Gallup, N.M. on Saturday, July 28.

Memories such as second year participant, Ben Skeet, from Naschitti, N.M., owner of a 1967 Chevy Camaro, said his car was his retirement gift. “I had one a long time ago

but I sold it,” Skeet said. He said he saw another one like it so bought it. A month-long owner of his Camaro, he said, “I really enjoy the car show,” he continued.

AWARDS Mayors Choice: • Donald Pacheco, Bosque Farms, N.M., Vintage/Classic, 1957 Chevy Bel-Air Gallup Police Department Choice: • Wayne Peel, Gallup, N.M., Custom Truck 4x2 or 4x4 All Years, 1985 Chevy Truck Gallup Fire Department Choice: • Lloyd & LaVerne Wolfe, St. Johns, Ariz., Muscle Car Pre 2000 Model Year, 1970 Oldsmobile 442 1st Place – Street Rod • Jim Whaley, Albuquerque, N.M., 1940 Rod Coupe 1st Place – Rat Rod • Chuck Ryder, Las Cruces, N.M., 1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan 1 st Pl ace – Vi nt age / Classic • Joseph & Peggy Chavez, Santa Rosa, N.M., 1964 Ford Fairlane Sports Coupe 1st Place – Motorcycle • Joseph Vigil, Ranchos de Taos, N.M., 1998 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail 1st Place – Low Rider • Joseph Rael, Gamerco, N.M., 1964 Chevy Impala 1st Place – Muscle Car Pre 2000 Model Year • Rodney Connolly, Denver,

Colo., 1972 Chevy El Camino 1st Place – Muscle Car 2000 to Current Year • Steven Mumford, Gallup, N.M., 2015 Chevy Camaro 1st Place – Original Car Pre 2000 Model Year • Patrick Dan Carr, Show Low, Ariz., 1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 1st Place – Custom Car All Years • Bob Thomas, Tucson, A r i z ., 193 9 S t u d e b a k e r Commander 1st Place – Original 4x2 Truck • Darren Baade, Gallup, N.M., 1988 GMC Sierra 1st Place – Original 4x4 Truck/Jeep • Gene Stirling, Lakeside, Ariz., 1971 Chevy k10 1st Place – Custom Truck 4x2 or 4x4 All Years • Oscar Flores, El Paso, Texas, 1994 GMC Truck 1st Place – No Designated Cl a s s (plu s 3 ot her s) - Import • Rachel Henley, Gallup, N.M., 2018 Final Edition Evo Best of Show – Vintage/ Classic • Al & Prescilla Funke, Rio Rancho, N.M., 1956 Ford Victoria GALLUP FUN!

Owner, George Williams, from Pine Top, Ariz. experiences his first year at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show, with his 1957 Chevy Bel-Air.

A “For Sale” sign for a 1929 Ford Model A Tudor sedan sits at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show. Owner, Chuck Ryder, from Las Cruces, N.M. won 1st place in the “Rat Rod” category.

Owner of the 1972 Chevy El Camino, Rodney Connolly, from Denver, Colo., experienced his first show in Gallup and won first place in the “Muscle Car 2000 Model Year” at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M.

1998 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail, left, won 1st place in the motorcycle category at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show. Owner: Joseph Vigil, from Ranchos de Taos, N.M. Photo Credit: Boderra Joe

His El Camino featured a black cherry pearl body with finished ghost flames, and air brushed art work on the tail gate, which were painted in pearl paint. He said he built everything on his El Camino, except the bedliner, but is a proud owner of his car for 22 years. “My grandkids artwork is what’s painted on the back.” The artwork included: UFO’s, a castle with Rapunzel’s room in sight, dragon, mountains, and a silhouette figure of a wizard.

VETERANS HELPING VETERANS A 1967 Chevy Camaro was a retirement gift to Ben Skeet, from Naschitti, N.M. Owner for a month, he couldn’t be more proud of showing it off at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 owners Lloyd & LaVerne Wolfe, from St. Johns, Ariz., took home again another trophy as the Gallup Fire Department Choice in the “Muscle Car Pre 2000 Model Year.”

“It’s a good time with family and other contestants.” Skeet also participates in other car shows in Farmington, N.M., and Winslow, Ariz., and would like to go as far as Flagstaff, Ariz. J o h n S t a n fo r d , f r o m

Kirtland, N.M., owner of a 1966 Chevy El Camino, said his first year participating in the car show was great and he loved the evening cruises. “Steve [owner of Gurley Motor] done a great job,” Stanford said. A 1964 Chevy Shelly Impala SS plots open its trunk of luxury seats at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show.


The car show is held on “Freedom Weekend,” which happens the last weekend of July. This year, proceeds went to the nonprofit group Veterans Helping Veterans. “It’s a l l for t he vetera ns,” Gurley sa id, “Ever y penny we collect goes to the organization.” Gurley said his company wanted to be part of something that really brings people into Gallup. “Freedom Weekend is like a big family and friendly event,” Gurley said. “That’s what we are shooting for and our goal is to make it bigger. The more people can make it, the more people spend time in Gallup.”

GOING FORWARD With the 12th year coming

to a close, Gurley and his team are prepared to set next year’s show in motion, and to gradually improve the show utilizing different approaches. He couldn’t have done it without his team, he said, and other departments that have graciously donated to the

event. Especially the raffle prizes, such as: a 60” flat screen TV, $500 cash prize, tool box, tools, propane grill, $100 gift certificates to thr parts department at Gurley Motor Co., plus other donations from other departments.

Flames flare on a 1972 Ford Maverick at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show on Saturday, July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. Owner: David Martinez said the Maverick was rebuilt from scrap.

Custom Low-Rider 99 S-10 Chevy truck sits with other trophies at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M. Owner, Nicole Guara, from Gallup, said she wants to change the paint color to purple because it’s her mom’s favorite color.

Owner, Jody Sanchez, from Gallup, N.M. sits beside his 1923 Ford Model T, also known as the “Tea Bucket” at the 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show July 28 at Gurley Motor Company in Gallup, N.M.

The 12th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show held a cruise July 28 on Aztec Avenue in Gallup, N.M. The first cruise night took place Friday, July 27. The show’s proceeds go to benefit veterans and their families, Steve Gurley said, owner of Gurley Motor Company.

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Inspiring others through photography HANNAH MANUELITO USES PHOTOGRAPHY TO SHARE HER HERITAGE By Dee Velasco For the Sun


pecia l i z i ng i n portrait photography, fine art photography, and fashion photography, Diné photographer Hannah Manuelito uses these topics to inspire and tell others about her Navajo culture. Manuelito, who is from Ganado, Ariz., graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. Then fresh out of college, she had a stint at a Native American clothing company called “OXDX,” where she was their go-to-photographer and make-up artist. It was here where she became heavily involved with fashion photography, which she says was a great opportunity to push herself creatively. R e c e nt ly, a s t he a r t ist-in-residence at the ART123 gallery, Manuelito works as a freelance photographer during the summer where she takes on side jobs photographing just

Photographer Hannah Manuelito poses for a portrait at her studio space in Art 123 in Gallup July 24. Manuelito was named the first artist-in-residence during the summer for Art 123, and her project photographing her family matriarchs will hang in the gallery for Arts Crawl August 11. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo about anything, including children portraits. Since childhood, she has been interested in all aspects

of arts. Her interest in photography peaked while in high school. When asked what she calls her style of photography,

well, she hasn’t given it much thought until recently. “I would have to describe it as me representing my culture and my family,” she said. “I guess through that I like to show the boldness of it. I like to have a lot of color, and personality whether it’s with a person or an object that I am photographing. I like to get that bold expression from it.” I cannot do any three-dimensional form of art (laughing) to save my life,” she added. “It’s not my favorite. I can draw and paint, but my heart is just not in it, so I prefer doing photography.” Manuelito says there’s more to photography than pointing and shooting objects or people. With fine art photography,

to goes beyond making something look pretty or good, she explained. It’s really all about making a story, and expressing oneself in a series of photographs. “It can be something based off your identity or finding you rself, ex pressing that through your photographs,” she said. “I learn more about my culture through photographing different stories on my uncles, or family that have taught me. I take those stories and try to put them in photographs so that I can better understand the traditional aspects of being Navajo.” She often hears that photography is not considered a form of art or viewed in that way. “People don’t understand that it takes a lot of creativity and a lot of work to execute a photograph the way you want it,” she said. “Especially with lighting, if you’re going into a photo shoot and a person wants a specific style, then you need specific lighting or whatever else you need. It takes a whole production, and people don’t realize that until someone shadows me or comes visit, and they see how I work and then they realize that its much more than just clicking a button (laughing).” Currently, Manuelito is working on a series of photographs which is called “Asdzaan” meaning woman in Navajo. It’s about the matriarchs of her family. It’s about how she views the matriarchs in her family, which she says is inspired by the baroque painting of the Virgin Mary in


Hannah Manuelito sits at her desk in Art 123 in Gallup July 24 surrounded by personal photos and creative inspirations while she works to complete her personal project. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo


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WEAVING | FROM PAGE 5 world of patterns, colors and textures. Walker originally began her work in Tempe, Ariz. out of her house. She offered lessons up to four times a month that she taught with her longtime friend Jennie Slick, from Querino Canyon near Sanders, Ariz. They started out teaching classes about weaving, in addition to offering rug repairs. Working with a variety of participants at the Gallup shop has been an enjoyable experience, Slick said during an interview. The shorter bi-weekly courses offer a better opportunity for students to enlist and attend. “The shorter classes are different [than what we used to have],” Slick said. “The participants enjoy them.” At the beginning technique lesson on July 28, eight students were present to learn from Slick and another instructor, Gloria Begay of Navajo, N.M. Over the past several weeks, the two women worked hands-on with the students, teaching them how to weave a

rug from scratch, from warping the wood for the stand to preparing the loom. The students have progressed well and are learning on their own, Begay said. Each of the instructors also said that the weekend classes have seen a pretty good turnout. “There are a lot of interested people,” Begay said. “The weekend classes work well [for their schedules].” Walker said that many people have asked about the classes and the materials available at the shop, and that the community reception since opening in September 2017 has been wonderful. This has allowed the shop to expand its product and service lines. “We can bring in new materials, [and then] bring in knitters,” Walker said. “[People want] high-quality yarns and fibers.” The shop also receives customers beyond the Navajo Nation. Walker said that tourists traveling through Gallup from all over the world hear about what is being done at the shop and want to learn more. Most of the weaving classes have filled up, and they are

designed with students of diverse age groups and interests, and multiple skill levels in mind, Walker said. “A lot of them are professionals, but not in weaving,” she said. “They want to learn Navajo techniques.” Begay said that she has noticed a lot of younger students are returning from the cities they live in to attend school or have employment in to participate in the weaving classes. It is encouraging to see students interested in preserving their culture by learning these Navajo weaving techniques, she said. “I feel good about [everything we have done],” Slick said.

Jennie Slick feeds her needle through the string of her loom so complete another line of her small rug during the beginning Navajo weaving techniques class held July 22 at Weaving in Beauty in Gallup. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo For more information about the weaving courses,

including how to enroll, visit: weavinginbeauty.com

Coal Avenue Commons hosts final community workshop By Rose Eason


h e C o a l Av e n u e Commons project to re-design Coal Avenue in downtown Gallup as an event street and community commons is mov i n g f u l l s t e a m ahead!  After many idea -generat i ng a nd feedback-gathering conversations and meetings with artists, downtow n busi nes s ow ner s, dow ntow n proper t y owners, and the community, the design team has developed three concepts. Now  it’s ti me to choose the path forward for downtown Gallup.  Ever yone is inv ited to attend the FINAL Community Workshop to ca st t hei r vote for which concept design GALLUP FUN!

they think best represents the future of downtown. When: Wednesday, August 22 from 5 - 7 pm Where:  Gallup Cultural Center (201 E Hwy 66) Plea se at tend! T h i s workshop is the community’s chance to weigh in on which concept design to move for wa rd a s we look ahead to break ground on this project in the near future.  The Final C o a l Av e n u e C o m m o n s Community Work s hop i s open to the public. Light refreshment s w i l l be served. ASL and Navajo translation services will be provided. For more information visit www.coalavenuecommons.com or follow @ CoalAvenueCommons on Facebook.


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DON – FORMER VIETNAM VET – Part Four - March 16, 2011 By Richard Kontz


ontinuing a 7-par t special by Richard F. Kontz on a Vietnam Vet he met while running the Bread of Life Christian Bookstore in 2015 through mid-2011. After Don explained what had happened to him in his first experience with military duty serving on the carrier during the Vietnam conflict, I now knew why he went to the VA for counseling and also why he was on medical disability.   Don a l so sa id t h i s i s where he became addicted to Alcohol – being the one main way he could cope with his job and also smoking pot to mellow. He said “A lot of the guys would drink a little, smoke a little then go find a woman to sleep with. He said for him sleeping with other women

did not help; besides he said he was married and he felt it was wrong. He said mainly he became a “loner” and just kept to himself.   One of the things Don also did was to immerse himself in martial arts training and hand to hand combat. He said this was one way he found he could get rid of all his pent-up emotions and anger. He said he learned how to kill a man with his bare hands and he said sometimes he was so into it that several times he had to be pulled off of his comrades during training.   He said he was so angry and he said, “sometimes I basically lost it.” He said, “I just wanted to do my time and get out.” I will say this – I never had to serve in the military – and some of my high school classmates did go and serve in Vietnam.  And, when they came

back t h e y w e r e me s sed up. And, like Don a lot of them didn’t know how to process things, they drank too much when they came back and had a lot of anger.  Many lost their wives and families in the process and couldn’t hold a job for any length of time.    By now we had been sitting in the restaurant for two hours.  I asked Don if he had to go.  He said “No, I don’t have any appointment this afternoon – but Rich if you have to go let’s go.”  I thought to myself “WWJD.”   So, I said: “Don, I have to ask you – I hope you don’t get mad.”   Don looking at me with those sad, searching

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eye s, s a id: “Go ahead Rich, ask me anything”. So, I sa id to Don: “You mentioned before y o u had

Don disarmed him and cut his neck. Don said: “Rich I don’t know if I killed him or not - I left him on the street bleeding and holding his neck and he was just moaning. So, after that incident Don decided he needed to leave Albuquerque for fear that the police might arrest him for what he did and he left and went to Farmington, NM.    In Farmington, Don tried to start fresh and he said he tried to get work and no one would hire him – given his appearance and the fact that he was “just another street person.” He said right away he found out about all the right places to go for a “free meal, or to sleep or to get a shower.” He said he really tried but things been in once again just weren’t workprison – what did you do?” ing out for him.  Don glanced around the So, he started into his heavy restaurant then he said: “I was drinking again.  He said one convicted for murder and I night he and some guys and served 11 years.”  He continued: one woman were drinking “Well, that is what they say.  I down by the river.  He said he don’t really know whether I did just wanted to get drunk and be it or not, I was drunk at the time alone.  He said the guys started and – don’t get me wrong Rich I to bother the lady and he told am not trying to make excuses them to leave her alone.  After or anything, but I don’t remem- some time, he said he moved ber – I might have and I might a little way from them and he not have – I don’t really know.”      passed out and when he awoke Apparently after Don got he was in jail.     out of the military he went back He said apparently, what home to his wife and children happened was these guys took and it didn’t work out.   His turns with the woman and wife finally left him and filed then they said she went to find for divorce.   Don said: “I didn’t him for protection. When they fight it – I know I was messed all awoke the next day, the up and I know they are proba- woman was dead and they told bly better off without me.”   He the police Don did it. Don was said this with no emotion, more convicted and sentenced to just as a “matter of fact”.   serve a lengthy jail term. Don After his divorce his drink- said: “Man, Rich - why would ing got worse and he said he they say that - but, then again, I went to A lbuquerque a nd don’t really know - I passed out just lived on the streets and or blacked out or something.” rolled other drunks or would He said he had spent a lot steal or panhandle for money.  of time thinking about that and He said he knew every “flop he finally decided: “you know house” and “soup kitchen” in what Don you can’t change the Albuquerque.   He said he did past, you have to go forward.”  a lot of bad things there – he He said: “I served my time.” said one time he lost his temTo read previous installper with this guy outside of a ments, visit: www.gallupsun. bar started to cuss him out and com calling him all kinds of names Written by Richard F. and pushing him around.  Don Kontz.  If you wish to comsaid he took him down and the ment I can be reached at man pulled out a knife and so rmkontz@q.com GALLUP FUN!

Despite its flaws, Christopher Robin makes a favorable impression RATING: ««« OUT OF «««« RUNNING TIME: 104 MINUTES By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s been on ly months since we last saw a drama based around the world of w r it er A .A . M i l ne and his honey-guzzling bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. The latest version, Christopher Robin, takes a decidedly fictionalized approach, delving into the literature for inspiration and updating events to tell a story about the adult version of the boy featured in the famous tales. Director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Stay, Stranger Than Fiction, Quantum of Solace) is much more attracted to the somber aspects of the characters. It has been about thirty years since Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) spent his days playing with Winnie-thePooh and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. In the time since, he has become a buttoned-down Efficiency Expect at a cash-strapped London luggage manufacturer. The rigid businessman is more concerned with work than his wife (Haley Atwell) and


Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) with his longtime friend Winnie the Pooh in Disney’s live-action adventure. Now playing. Photo Credit: Disney Movies daughter (Bronte Carmichael). He gets the surprise of his life after Winnie-the-Pooh (Jim Cummings) appears, lost and concerned about the disappearances of Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Eeyore (Brad Garrett) and others in the forest, as well as the unending gray skies plaguing his home. The approach makes this picture a little gloomier and more downcast than the usual Disney fare, but it’s a different tactic and one that certainly suits its characters. And those animals... they look phenomenal. Winnie and the others are rendered to look like walking, talking stuffed animals and it works incredibly well.

There’s a wonderful texture and expressiveness to them that really helps. Once Robin is tasked with taking Winnie from London to Hundred Acre Wood, the movie comes alive, as the adult wanders the streets conversing with an easily distracted stuffed toy while trying not to attract onlookers. Robin’s interactions with Eeyore provide the film’s most enjoyable sequences. From the moment he’s rediscovered while floating listlessly down a stream towards a waterfall, just about every fatalistic comment from the chronically depressed donkey earns a laugh. The climax, which takes its characters into the city, is

also impressive to behold. A lot of credit should be given to McGregor as well. Much of his role involves interacting with animals that simply aren’t there and while he shares the screen with the characters, one completely believes the interactions between them. However, there are some issues. The film is slow going early on and the heavy tone may make youngsters squirm in their seats. In fact, this story seems more suited to adults than children. And yet, the script is less than subtle. Its overarching

theme is about the importance of doing “nothing” and how trivial pursuits can often lead to wonderful insight and new ideas. This is a nice point and initially the events deliver it in a subtle manner, but by the last act the characters are repeating the moral explicitly and repeatedly. The resolution also feels like it has been given a Disney make-over, tying things up too neatly; it feels somewhat out of place with the preceding events. More introspection and specific change from the lead about his career might have made a bigger impact. This movie doesn’t wow in the way that another recent talking bear adaptation does (na mely, the Pa d din gt o n series). Then again, these animal characters and their human friend aren’t presenting ideals for us all to follow. Instead, they are simply attempting to cope and survive nagging psychological issues and inner turmoil. That’s quite an unusual mission for a group of stuffed animals. Christopher Robin is imperfect and uneven, yet there’s enough in the middle of the movie to impress and ultimately make a favorable impression. Visit: CinemaStance.com

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 3, 2018 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to another ed it ion ch ron icling the latest releases on Bluray and DVD. It’s a slower week, but there a couple of notable flicks arriving. 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! D a r k Crimes - In this independent drama, a cop becomes obsessed with solving a murder that bea rs some resemblance to a book by a successful writer. He trails the author into a strange underground world as he sets out to find the truth. Unfortunately, the project has yet to find a positive review as of this writing. All say that despite the talent in front of and behind the camera, the movie is gritty and ponderous without amounting to much dramatically. They also said that the procedural story format doesn’t help add any suspense to the proceedings. The cast includes Jim Carrey, Mar ton Csokas, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kati Otinen. F i n a l Portrait Swiss painter a nd scu lp tor Alberto Gi a comet t i is the subject of this biopic. It all starts when an American writer and art admirer is asked to sit for a portrait by the fussy artist. The lead agrees, assuming that it will only take a couple of days, but he soon learns that the creative process is far more labored than expected. As time passes, he begins to learn more about the creative figure. Critics generally like the final product. About a quarter of writers found that the movie’s low-key and simple approach left more to be desired, but most complimented the performances and found the slow pace and attempts to capture


the frustration of creating art interesting. It stars Armie Hammer, Geoffrey Rush and Clemence Poesy. T h e Mira cl e Season Another true story gets a bi g s c r e en a d a pt a t io n in this tale of a volleyball tea m overcoming tragedy. When a high school team’s star player dies in a moped accident, the shocked players attempt to process the loss. With the help of their gruff coach, they eventually set out to win the State Championship. Notices were split, with slightly more pans than positives. Almost half called it an inspiring enough family film that moves at a fast-enough clip to overcome its deficiencies, while the remainder stated that became too sentimental and that the obvious attempts to induce tears didn’t have a positive impact on the final feature. The cast includes Helen Hunt, Ellen Moriarty, Danika Yarosh and William Hurt. Overboard - This remake of the 1987 romantic comedy tries to add a twist to the tale by switching gender roles. In this adapt at ion, t he spoiled rich socialite is a man. As in the original, he falls off of his yacht, hits his head and develops amnesia. His cleaner, a struggling single mom, decides to enact revenge for his abuse by convincing him that they are married. Reaction to this redo was even less complimentary than it was towards the original. A handful of reviewers enjoyed the leads enough to give it a pass, but most suggested that it wasn’t funny and didn’t even update its themes very well for modern audiences. It stars Anna Farris, Eva Longoria, Eugenio D e r b e z a nd John Hannah. T u l l y - A ver y stressed out single mom

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struggles to raise her children in this drama/comedy. When her brother offers to hire a night nanny to help give his sister more free time, she protests, but quickly makes friends with the young employee. Eventually, she opens up to new experiences and starts gaining insight on her life. Critics liked the movie. A small percentage called it forced, clichéd and only saved by the lead performances, but more admired the film’s endeavors at showing the trials of motherhood and examining the different stages of a person’s life through its two lead characters. Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston and Mark Duplass headline the film.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! We all know director James Cameron as the two-time Oscar winning director of Titanic a nd Avat ar (not to mentioned The Terminator and Terminator 2, among many others). Well, we all have to start somewhere. For Cameron, that was the cheesy horror sequel. Piranha II: The Spawning (1981). In this follow-up, the genet ic a l ly mutated killer fish can fly attack vacationers at a Caribbean resort. Shout! Factory are presenting the movie on Blu-ray with some bonuses. It has been given a new 2K scan from the original camera negative and comes with an interview with the movie’s star as well as with the special effects artist. A theatrical trailer is also included. This is a bad movie, but it may provide some fun for horror movie fans. K i n o have two f i l m s s t a rr i ng Ja mes Belushi that were pro duced by Touchstore Pictures the sa me yea r. Mr. Destiny (1990) is a fantasy inspired by the works of Frank Capra that follows a man’s whose unhappiness stems from

not making a big play during a baseball game. A mysterious figure (Michael Caine) gives him the opportunity to see how his life would be different, but finds his newfound success less fulfilling than anticipated. Taking Care of Business (19 9 0) i s a comedy about a convict who finds an ad execut ive’s personal filofa x (t h a t ’s dating a bit, isn’t it?) and assumes his identity, leading to wackiness. Both releases include a commentary, the first movie with Belushi and on the second feature, the film’s screenwriter. Pendulum (1969) is a dark crime thriller about a tough cop (George Peppard, long b e fo r e h i s days on TV’s The A-Team) who ends up being the pr i me su s p e c t whe n his cheating wife is brut a l ly mu rdered. He goes on the lam to find out who is responsible. Not to be confused with the panned 2001 picture of the same name, this film has its share of fans. Sony is putting the Blu-ray out. F i n a l ly, you c a n now order a Blur a y of t h e British horror cla ssic, Vi l l a ge of the Damned (1960) from W a r n e r Archive as a made-to-order disc. This tale involves a group of odd, children born to mothers in a small village at exactly the sa me time.

They turn out to be aliens with mental powers who set out to take control of the world. This memorable, lowkey chillers is a great one and it’s good to finally see the film get high definition treatment.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that may appeal to kids. L E G O DC Super He r oe s: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis Powe r Rangers: Mirai Sentai Timeranger: The Complete Series Rusty Rivets (Nickelodeon) Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 4

ON THE TUBE! A nd these a re some highlights from the week’s TV-themed releases. Alaska’s Grizzly Gauntlet (National Geographic) Counterpart: Season 1 DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3 Frontiersmen: The Men Who Built America (History Network) F ront lin e: Myanm ar’s Killing Fields (PBS) T he Mighty Northwest (National Geographic) Murdoch Mysteries: Season 11 Nature: Shark Mountain (PBS) Nature: The World’s Most Wanted Animal (PBS) Nova - Wonders: Season 1 (PBS) Power Rangers: Mirai Se nt ai Tim e ran ge r : The Complete Series Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 4

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City of Gallup, residents honored for National Water Challenge TOYOTA, WYLAND FOUNDATION TO HOST SPECIAL CEREMONY AUG. 7

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he c it y of Ga l lup will be honored in a special ceremony at 11:30 am Aug. 7, in front of the McKinley County Cour thouse, 207 West Hill Ave., as one of five winning cities in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. The event will recognize the effor ts of Gallup residents who pledged in April to reduce water use by 32 m i l l ion ga l lon s over t he next year and make lifestyle changes to reduce harmful runoff into local waterways. P r e s e n t e d e a c h A pr i l

by the Wyland Foundation a nd Toyota , w ith suppor t from the U.S EPA, National League of Cities, The Toro Compa ny, Ea r t h F r iend ly Products – maker of ECOS, a nd Con ser v a I r r igat ion, the challenge addresses the growing importance of educating consumers about the many ways they use water. In addition to now being entered into a drawing for t hou s a nd s of d ol l a r s i n water-saving or eco-friendly pr i z e s , i nc lud i n g $ 5 ,0 0 0 toward their annual home utility bill, residents who made conservation pledges earned the right to nominate deserving charities in their

community to receive the National Grand Prize, a 2018 Toyota RAV4 XL Hybrid. Mayor Jackie McKinney a nd Toyo t a D i r e c t o r of Sustainability Kevin Butt will be on hand to award the vehicle to Battered Families Inc. of Gallup, which was among 20,000 charities nominated nationwide. Charities with the most nominations from each winning city were judged by a Wyland Foundation panel on the basis of how they would use a fuel-efficient vehicle for the ongoing benefit of the community. “A s pa r t of ou r ongo i ng ef for t to ex pa nd


environmental connections, we encourage people from all walks of life to make water saving pledges,” said Steve Creech, Executive Director, Wyland Foundation. “This year we wanted to give the communities who were most vested in conservation a way to pay their efforts forward, but in an eco-friendly way that would benefit their community for years to come.” In addition to reducing water waste, challenge participants in 50 states pledged to reduce the use of 8 million single-use plastic water bottles and eliminate 177,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds. By


Time: 11: 30 AM, Tues., Aug. 7 Place: 207 West Hill Ave., Gallup, N.M. Food and refreshments will be provided

altering daily lifestyle choices, pled ge s a l so re su lt ed i n potentially 79.9 million fewer pounds in landfills. Potential savings of 22.2 million gallons of oil, 12.6 billion pounds of carbon dioxide, 191.9 million kilowatt hours of electricity, and $38.4 million in consumer cost savings rounded out the final pledge results.


On Aug. 4, prepare for the awesome power of the Last Quarter Moon in the Sun sign Leo. Prepare for a “crisis of conscience.” Do not fear this transformative power. Allow it to lend you strength. Now is the time to sort through what works and what doesn’t. You have the power to change your life. Madame G salutes you. We’re all in this together. God speed!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Dear Aries, what will you do? Will you continue to wallow in selfhatred, anger, and destruction? Perhaps you should consider another path. You may always feel the pull of the destructive power of anger, but that doesn’t mean you have to give in. In the end, the only one you really hurt is yourself. Try something new. Make one small change at a time. Live well.

What’s one more degree, or passion, or accomplishment? All of those things are wonderful. But, you must start asking yourself if this is the life you really want to live. You can’t keep living as if your heart will not falter. We can’t have everything we want. We must learn to love everything that we have. The real issue with missing out is regretting that you took everything for granted.

Don’t stop believing in yourself. But, when someone makes a suggestion you may want to listen. In fact, if the whole world is shouting at you—you may want to make a change. Don’t live up to other’s standards by any means and don’t make others live up to yours. You can’t force anyone to follow you. If you want it to be genuine you must lead first and they will trust you.

Never fear Capricorn! You’re not alone. You live on a rock with lots of sad and lonely people. This should give you heart that you’re not alone. You can reach forward toward your dreams or learn to hide your light under a bushel. Whatever the case, never forget that you’re not alone. But, all must walk this path in their own way. Live yours as you will and you won’t regret it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

So this is it. You must make a choice between the life you want to live and the life you’re currently living. You can do anything you put your mind to. But, you must make a decision. You must take action or live with all the regrets that come from not living the life you were meant to live. In the end, ask yourself what is worse: failure or regret? Good luck!

What’s up buttercup? Now is your time in the sun, not that you need it! You’re full of surprises and creativity. In fact, you’re bubbling up with ideas. Keep expressing them. Get those creative juices flowing and don’t back down. Embrace the fear of failure and push forward with the strength of a Mac truck. There is nothing worse than regret. It’s better to fail than to regret.

The buck stops here! You can’t blame anyone for your failures, not trying, or feelings of being lost. If you can’t find the track then take another path. You may have to give up this life in order to lead the one you’ve always wanted. Don’t beat yourself. Instead, be kind. Admit that you’re not always capable and then lean forward and press on. Keep going forward. You will get there.

What can I say, you’re right. What does it matter? You can be right or you can be happy. If it’s me, I’d rather be happy. However, that’s just me. And at times it’s hard when no one listens. Remember, everyone has a story and some of them are very sad. Don’t hide from this pain it’s as much a part of the human condition as anything else. Release the tears. Release the pain.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your life has all the meaning that you put into it. Don’t regret what you can’t change. Instead embrace all that is good in this world. Share the wealth of experiences with everyone you meet and don’t change your values to suite everyone else. Live this life with an open heart and open mind. Reach towards your dreams and they will find you. Keep going. You’re almost there.

Slowly, but surely, wins the race. You can do anything you want and live the life of your dreams, but you must work tirelessly for it. At least, you can’t give up. Put one foot in front of the other and keep marching forward. You may encounter thieves, robbers, and murderers along the way. Sometimes you may outsmart them and others not. Just keep trying and do your best.

What will you do dear, Pisces? You’re heading down this path and you don’t know where it will take you. You have pain in your heart and you hide from that fear. But, you know that you can’t escape the tomb of loneliness. If you find that your relationships with others, is very hard, learn to forgive yourself and then forgive them. We’re all just doing all we can. Farewell little Pisces.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) How is it going? Do you feel a little lost? Maybe you’re still a little sad. You haven’t missed out on anything. Your life is as it should be. However, if you want to make a change now is the perfect time. You have all you require to live your best life. Stop looking outside of you for the answers. It’s in your heart. You can do this. Believe in yourself, you’re worth it. GALLUP FUN!

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PLANNED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS 2018 through 2022 GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY REPORT to THE PEOPLE The Gallup Housing Authority is responsible for developing a 5-year capital improvement plan which is funded annually by capital grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. GHA received $553,587 for 2018 and projects approximately $550,000 annually for 2019 through 2022. The total amount for 5-years equals $2,753,587. These funds will be used for General operational expenses, Annual Audit, Technical fees and expenses, various Site improvements, and Repairs and Modernization of interiors and exteriors of housing units within the following six [6] public housing developments: Marce Development, Arnold Development, Romero/Clark Development, Sky City Development, Ford Canyon [Elderly] Development and Sunshine Canyon Development. The updated 5-year Capital Improvement plan for 2018 through 2022 is detailed below. CFP Summary for 2018 - 2022 Ln# DESCRIPTION OF COST ITEM 1 Operational Expenses 2 Annual Audit 3 Technical Fees and Expenses 4 Site Improvements: 4-a Steps and Sidewalks - within GHA boundary 4-b Removal of Patios/Regrading with Base 4-c Site Grading and Drainage Correction 4-d Retaining walls and Backfilling 4-e Perimeter Fencing and Gated Entries 5 Dwelling Unit Repair and Remodel: 5-a Interior Remodels 5-b Unit Turn Contracts - Various Locations 5-c Unit Stucco Projects 5-d Fascia, Soffits and Exterior Trim 5-e Annual Audit 6 HUD Approved Demolition of 4 units TOTAL EXPENDITURES: CFP REVENUES AVAILABLE TOTAL FOR FIVE YEARS:






BUDGET $110,717 $7,500 $39,000

BUDGET $110,100 $7,500 $35,000

BUDGET $110,293 $7,500 $35,000

BUDGET $110,000 $7,500 $36,350

BUDGET $110,150 $7,500 $35,000

$41,630 $7,400 $0 $0 $21,620

$20,815 $11,100 $9,735 $35,000 $63,850

$75,000 $0 $22,500 $40,000 $53,707

$75,000 $7,400 $27,500 $15,000 $32,750

$47,500 $7,400 $40,000 $40,000 $31,450

$64,500 $111,000 $37,800 $24,000 $37,500 $50,920 $553,587 $553,587

$86,000 $110,000 $0 $26,400 $34,500 $0 $550,000 $550,000

$0 $110,000 $0 $24,000 $72,000 $0 $550,000 $550,000

$43,000 $110,000 $0 $48,000 $37,500 $0 $550,000 $550,000

$43,000 $110,000 $0 $40,500 $37,500 $0 $550,000 $550,000 $2,753,587

** All figures are subject to change due to availability of funds, final contract bidding and/or change in circumstances which may affect planned projects. HUD allows moving projects back and forth throughout the plan years so long as the annual budgeted amounts are not exceeded. In addition, upon receipt of the Grant Award, Gallup Housing Authority has up to 3 years to expend the funds.

For more information and questions, please do contact: Richard F. Kontz, Executive Director, Gallup Housing Authority at the email given below.


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NEWS Massive fire razes two structures north of Gallup

Photo of the Gas Max fire shortly after 7 pm Aug. 1. Photo Credit: Cody Begaye By Cody Begaye and Babette Herrmann Sun Correspondents


moke and flames filled the skies over Gallup on Aug. 1, as two structures – one behind and one next to Gas Max on 516 U.S. Highway 491, caught fire shortly before 7 pm. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said in either building hay, fireworks, and a

variety of oils, including ethanol, fueled the flames that burned well into the night. “It’s not pretty like the fireworks we see on Independence Day,” Decker said. “It takes forever to put out a hay fire.” Gas Max employees were safely evacuated, and the station sustained some minor damages. “The gas station had some heat damage, but it’s still operable,” Decker said.

Multiple explosions could be heard as two warehouse go up in flames and burn heavily for hours, fueled by hay, fireworks, and oil. Firefighters from local and nearby agencies work together to fight the blaze near Gas Max, 516 U.S. Highway 491, Aug. 1. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons Traffic slowed to a crawl as witnesses stopped to observe the blaze. Highway 491 was shut down in both directions at milepost 4 as police and fire crews arrived. The highway stayed closed until about 11 pm. In addition to firefighters from the City of Gallup and McK inley County, Apache County District 2 ordered

2,000-gallon, 5,500-gallon, and 8,000-gallon water tanks to assist in fighting the fire. In all, 55 firefighters and 22 firefighting “apparatuses,” were on scene to help fight the stubborn blaze, Decker said. Multiple explosions were heard by witnesses, but the New Mexico State Police stated on Twitter that no injuries were reported at the time. However, Decker said two firefighters sustained minor injuries – one for heat exhaustion

and the other for taking a fall. Both were treated on scene and returned to fight the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but officials from the state fire marshal’s office will be conducting an investigation of the scene Aug. 2. Decker said it’s unclear now what items were stored together that could have created a potential fire hazard. To view video/photos of the fire, visit the Gallup Sun’s Facebook page.

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Staff Reports Zachary Lee July 28, 2:55 am Aggravated DWI McK i n ley C o u n t y Sheriff Deputy Johnson Lee said he was on regular patrol about 2:55 am, when he saw a vehicle go through a red light as it was going onto State Highway 602/ He followed the vehicle as it headed south of Highway 602 and saw that the driver had problems maintaining his lane. He turned on his lights and sirens and the vehicle pulled to the side of the road a couple of miles south of Gallup. But instead of stopping, the vehicle sped up and Lee found himself in a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle turned west on Dusty Road and fled to RA 54 where the driver encountered a fence. Lee said he saw the driver, later identified as Zachary Lee, 25, of Gallup jump out of the vehicle and run into the field. Lee said he exited his unit along with his canine partner, and began tracking the suspect until he caught up with him about half a mile from his unit. Lee said he told the suspect turned around and clinched his fists as if he was going to fight. Lee said he told the man to get to the ground or he would be tased. When he refused, he was tased and Lee was able to place him in handcuffs. The two walked back to the unit. Zachary Lee agreed to take a breath alcohol test and blew a .19 and then a .20.  He was charged with aggravated DWI, failure to obey traffic laws and driving on a revoked or suspended license. Myron Etsitty July 22, 7:11 am Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolman Justin Foster said he was dispatched

North. When he got there he found Etsitty, 30, of Gallup asleep behind the wheel. He woke him up and observed signs that he was intoxicated. Foster said Etsitty agreed to take the standard field sobriety tests, which he failed and was placed under arrest. He was then asked to take a breath alcohol test and didn’t respond so Foster took that as a refusal. He was charged with aggravated DWI, second offense. He also was charged with having an outstanding bench warrant. Latonya Hoskie July 22, 7:24 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Patrolman Julio Yazzie said he was dispatched to Shop N Save at 200 Marguerite S t r e e t a b o u t 7: 2 4 pm because of a report of a vehicle accident. When he got there, he met a security guard who said that a maroon car hit a pole in the parking lot and then left the scene. Yazzie said when he went out searching for the car, he soon found one matching the description and conducted a traffic stop. He found Hoskie, 22, of Chinle in the driver’s seat and asked where she was going. She said she was going home and that she went to Shop N Save to get some food because she was hungry. Yazzie said he noticed that Hoskie had watery, bloodshot eyes so he asked her to take a field sobriety test. She agreed but then failed the test and was

WEEKLY DWI REPORT arrested. When asked if she would take a breath alcohol test, she responded “no, I am not listening. You are just going to charge me with more.” As she was being transported to the county jail, however, she changed her mind and took the test, posting two samples of .27. Wilbert Largo July 21   City 5th DWI, 8:30 pm Ga l lup Pol ice O f f icer Caleb Kleeberger said he was patrolling the downtown area on foot about 8 pm when he was informed of a traffic accident in the parking lot of Camille’s Sidewalk Café. He was told that a car hit another vehicle as it was backing out, and he talked to the driver of the car, Wilbert Largo, 45 of Smith Lake. Largo showed signs of being intoxicated and was confused about what happened, said Kleeberger. Yazzie also denied hitting another car. He admitted drinking three cans of beer earlier in the day and Kleeberger said he noticed an open can in the cup holder. He agreed to take a field sobriety test which he failed. He then agreed to allow his blood to be withdrawn to determine his blood alcohol content. Besides the DWI charge, he was also charged with damage to a vehicle, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and having an open liquor container in his vehicle. Naaman Begay July 20, 6:15 pm DWI (Tribal) McKinley County Sheriff Deputy Lorenzo Guerrero said he was dispatched to the 14-mile marker on State Highway 602 about  6:15 pm because of a report of a vehicle accident.


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W hen he got there, he me t B e g ay, 24, of Church Rock who showed signs of being intoxicated. When asked if he would take a field sobriety test, Begay reportedly said he was driving drunk and crashed his car. He said he was angry because the guy he purchased the car from would not sign over the car to him. He told Guerrero that since the car was not registered to him, why not crash it so he ran into the car in front of him. He did agree to take a breath alcohol test and posted a sample of.327. Since his arrest was on tribal lands, he was turned over to the Navajo Police and booked into the Crownpoint jail. Valerie Baker July 19, 6:21 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Police Officer D o u g l a s Hoffma n said he was on regula r patrol about 6 pm  when he noticed a vehicle in front of him had plates that expired from 2013. He conducted a traffic stop and talked to Baker, 42, of Navajo Estates. She explained that she had just bought the vehicle that day and was taking it back to the woman who sold it to her because it had mechanical problems. Hoffman explained to Baker that it was illegal to drive a car on the roadway without legal registration plates. She then gave him the copy of a car title and Hoffman said it was for a different vehicle. When checking the vehicle identification number, he said he noticed a cup in the car with a mixture of Kool Aid and vodka in it. He asked her if she had been drinking and she told Hoffman she wasn’t going to lie and said she had three shots of vodka. He asked her to take field sobriety tests and since she said she had a bad ankle, he had her take the tests that required her to recite the alphabet. She failed and was arrested. She took a portable breath

test and posted a .27. She later took a regular breath tested and blew samples of .23 and .22. She was charged with aggravated DWI (fifth offense), having an altered or forged license, possession of an open liquor container in her car, and driving on a revoked or suspended license. Since her 11-year-old son was in the back seat, she was also charged with abuse of a child. Trenton Ranger July 20, 5:34 pm 3rd DWI, Aggravated Gallup Patrolman Patrick Largo said he was investigating a repor t of a d r u n ken driver on South Second Street when he was waved down by a man who said he saw a driver almost hit several vehicles. He pointed to a car driving into the parking lot if the Family Dollar Store, and Largo said he and other officer went into the parking lot to talk to the driver. When he saw the driver, he said he recognized him as Trenton Ranger, 28, of Gallup because he had past dealings with him. Ranger managed to get away from the two officers and got back on Second Street heading north. Largo said he lost him, however, when he turned east on Green Street. He wa s later found by a nother off icer who sa id he was being detained. He also said Ranger was being disorderly. Largo went to the site and along with another officer, placed him in the back seat of Largo’s unit. In the process, said Largo, Ranger managed to kick the other officer in the leg. Largo said Ranger continued to be disorderly, cussing and kicking the divider. He refused to take a field sobriety test and demanded to be allowed to leave. He also refused to take a breath alcohol test and continued to be disorderly. He was taken to the county jail where he was charged with aggravated DWI (third offense), reckless driving, evading arrest, driving with a suspended or revoked license and battery on a police officer. NEWS

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ometimes it is not good to have your photo in a newspaper. That’s the case with Elliot George, 22, of Church Rock whose photo in the local media resulted in him being arrested on Jan. 26. George was being sought by local police for failure to show up at a probation hearing the week prior. His photo had also been in the local media several times in the last two years after he was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the May, 2016 death of Raymond Armstrong. He took a plea in that case and when he was found guilty of battery and concealing his identity by a Gallup jury, and was given five years of probation. It wasn’t long, however, according to local law enforcement officials, when he violated his probation so he was scheduled to have a hearing on that matter on June 20 but he failed to show up. Fast forward to June 27 when staff at the Hacienda Motel, 2520 E. Highway 66, reported that someone was going into the rental units and stealing items. When city police arrived on the scene, they were told that

PHOTOGRAPHY | FROM PAGE 10 that style. “The draping of the robe and fabric is what I kind of did with the women I grew up with and looked up to and were taught by.” Manuelito says she hopes to inspire the younger generation to pursue art. Growing up, she says she never had a clue on what art meant or how to create her own work. She says even with workshops provided for children, no one tells them it’s okay to be an artist, or even tell them they’re capable of achieving those goals. “Everyone pushes that NEWS

Elliot George Elliot had been seen in room 50 which was supposed to have been vacant. Lorene Begay told police that the man was Elliot George because she recognized him from the photos that she had seen in the paper. She said after he left room 50, she saw George enter room 30 and that is where police found him and arrested him not only on the bench warrant but also for burglary and breaking and entering because the motel reported missing some towels and other items from room 50. He also faces a destruction of private property charge after motel officials reported that the door to room 50 had been damaged. you have to be this or go to school,” she said. “That’s all good a nd ever y thing, but sometimes their heart and mind are just not into it. They just don’t think that way. It’s very hard and it can just crush a child’s thought process, and I just want people to know they can pursue the arts process. I just want to inspire others overall and to have my work really showcase the general beauty of my culture and my family.” For more information on Hannah Manuelito visit her on Facebook or email: hannahmanuelito@gmail, or www.hannahmanuelitophotography.com

38-year-old Brimhall woma n ha s been charged with receiving a stolen vehicle after she was found in possession of a stolen vehicle. Gallup police were dispatched to a trailer at 2500 E. Aztec Ave. about 6 pm on July 18 because of a stolen car report. When they got there, they found Jeanice Long getting out of the vehicle. When informed that the car had been reported stolen, she said it belonged to her uncle. Police, however, determined that the vehicle belonged to Ronald Gene and he was contacted and came to the site and told police Long did not have

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permission to be in possession of the vehicle. He also said he did not know Long, which resulted in her being arrested.

A man, identified as Gilbert John Jr., was in the car and was also arrested when they found he had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest.

Stella Begay and Wayne Clement, right, lead the procession of the Navajo song and dance at Gallup’s Inter-Tribal Ceremonial in Red Rock Park Aug. 8, 2015. Photo Credit: Cayla Nimmo

CEREMONIAL | FROM PAGE 4 Buffalo coming back for the night performances,” he said. The Horse Stealing Dance is a new event this year and Byerley said it is going to be

something different from two dance groups. “We got a really nice horse and he’ll be painted up all Native American. We got a nice Native American lady that’s going to bring him in,” he said.

The official Ceremonial Magazine came in July 30 and is being distributed throughout the area. Pickup a copy for a complete schedule of events or visit: www.gallupceremonial. com

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EXCLUSIVE Q&A | FROM PAGE 6 Resort Casino, along with ot her 8 0 s icon s Tom my Tutone, Loverboy, and Rick Springfield. The Gallup Sun caught up with Kihn, and talked with him about his 40-year plus years of playing music. Sun: Hey Greg how’s it going? Thanks a bunch for doing this interview. Kihn: Still going at it as long as the fans still want to hear from me (laughing), and wanna hear some great rock and roll. Oh, you’re welcome very much, and if you want to hear from me (laughing) as well. Sun: Of course dude, your songs still rock, and I still get the toe tapping. How does it feel to be still rocking and making music after 40 years? Kihn: It feels great! Rock n’ Roll has kept me young. Sun: You know it was interesting to find out that your son Ry Kihn also plays in the band … looks just like you when you started out. Kihn: (Laughing) Well, I sure hope he does (laughing), it’s great to see that the apple doesn’t fall far away from the tree. He’s really getting so good at playing the guitar and it amazes me that all that money I spent on him going to college has paid off. Sun: What has been the secret/strength to the longevity of your music? Kihn: I think my songs are timeless, they seem to work now as they did 25 years ago. I always have fun writing songs. Sun: With the music industry constantly changing, what have you taken from it and what do you see as a career damaging? Kihn: Be true to yourself. Be honest. Don’t try to force commercial success from your heart. If it happens it happens. If you try too hard, you’ll fail. Remember the great songs write themselves. Sun: Hmm interesting. Currently, your band being

on tour with Rick Springfield, Tommy Tutone, and Loverboy, does this prove that what is now called “classic” prove that real music is hard to create? Kihn: These guys are my friends and it’s been a blast touring with them. I did several tours with both Rick and Loverboy back in the day, and it’s great to hook up with them again. I think these are considered “classic rock artists” because they were a part of our lives growing up. This kind of music is not that hard to recreate after all these years; in fact, it’s easy. Sun: Cool. What other side projects are you currently involved in? Kihn: Working on a new novel called Southern Gothic and writing songs for the next album. We just recorded a song called Flying Car. We plan to make it available for free download sometime this summer. And of course, more touring. Sun: Awesome good to hear. Who were your influences growing up, and now who do you admire musically and why? Kihn: I always loved the Beatles and they were one of my inspirations. Dylan and the Stones also influenced me in the early days. These days I love Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. Sun: Good choices. What can we expect from Greg Kihn? Kihn: How about a new movie based on one of my novels? Sun: Wow t hat wou ld be way cool and would it have a “Kihn” pun in it too (laughing). Kihn: It kihnbe (laughing). Side note to reader – Greg Kihn has always used his last name Kihn with what he calls “Kihn” puns, such as his album titles in the past years: Next of Kihn, Rockihnroll, Kihntinued, Kihnspiracy, Kihntagious, and latest album Rekihndled. For more information, visit: www.gregkihn.com

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUG. 3-9, 2018 FRIDAY, Aug. 3 MEDIA LAB 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. If you’ve ever wanted to make YouTube videos, podcasts, or short films the Library’s Media Lab is the place to be. With access to equipment and helpful staff to make your vision a reality. Open Fridays @2pm and by appointment. Call (505)726-6120. Free. POLLENTONGUE POETRY EVENT ART123 Gallery 6-7pm: Workshop (bring original work) 7-8pm: Open Mic Feat. Tacey Atsitty with Collestipher Chatto SATURDAY, Aug. 4 STORY TIME (AGES 2-4) 11am@ Children’s Branch. An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. NEEDLEPOINT POETRY SATURDAY 2-3pm@Children’s Branch. The Children’s branch will be hosting needlepoint artist Sam Brickford. Learn needlepoint and illustrate your own poems. Free. TUESDAY, Aug. 7 MAKER ZONE (6 AND OLDER) 4-5pm @ Children’s Branch. We provide supplies, you supply the ideas. Free. BEST IN SHOW NIGHT Art123 Gallery presents Best in Show Night. 4:309 pm, cash bar and light hors d’ouevres. Free and Open to the public. Call (505)863-3896. WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8 STORY TIME 10:30am@Children’s Branch. An active and energetic for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. WEDNESDAY NIGHT FILMS 5:30-7pm@Main Branch. Films play every Wednesday. This week’s film: TBD. Free. THURSDAY, Aug. 9 GALLUP NATIVE ARTS MARKET 1-6pm@Gallup Courthouse Square. The Gallup Native Arts market is entering its second year in downtown Gallup. This year the City of Gallup is proud CALENDAR

to partner with the Keshi Foundation to expand and grow the Zuni Pueblo arts presence in the heart of Gallup. There are a total of 169 artists participating in this year’s market. CRAFTY KIDS 4-5pm@Children’s Branch. Fun crafts for the whole family. This week’s activity: TBD. 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.orgfor more info. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD Meets on the first Monday from 3-5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the following Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call (505) 7220039 for information. CHURCHROCK CHAPTER Churchrock Chapter is now accepting toy donations for the Christmas toy drive until Wed. Dec. 20. The toys will be distributed at the annual community Christmas dinner on Thursday Dec. 21. Please drop off an unwrapped toy for distribution at Churchrock Chapter. Let’s spread the Christmas cheer by giving. Call (505) 4882166. Churchrock Chapter Administration. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS Meets Wednesday, 6-7 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1800 Redrock Dr. (in the library). All are welcome. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am-noon, Tue Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley


Road. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting, ask for Vernon Garcia. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. GALLUPARTS gallupARTS is pleased to announce Dine photographer Hannah Manuelito is the Summer 2018 Native Artist-in-Residence. Her work includes portraits celebrating Dine women will be available May-July. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR Gallup Solar is hosting community conversations about all things solar Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm at 113 E. Logan. Call: (505) 728-9246 for info on topics and directions. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY  Habitat for Humanity yard sales are held every Saturday, 9 amnoon on Warehouse Lane, weather permitting. Volunteers wishing to serve on construction projects may sign up there or call (505) 722-4226. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - WORK SESSIONS Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226. MCKINLEY COUNTY HEALTH ALLIANCE McKinley County Health Alliance convenes on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 am-1pm at

the New Mexico Cancer Center across from UNM-Gallup. Everyone is welcome to attend and engage in discussions about health, education, economic, and environmental inequities and to help facilitate change in those systems. Call (505) 906-2671.

round trip first class airline tickets to anywhere in the world, or $5000. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Gallup is selling these raffle tickets for $25 each or five for $100. Call (505) 297-9515 or (505) 862-1457.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeaters Anonymous 12step meetings. Held every Saturday at 10 am. The First Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Drive. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483.

SHOW OPENING: ASDZÁÁN BY HANNAH MANUELITO Saturday, August 11 ART123 Gallery 7-9pm gallupARTS’ Native Artist-in-Residence reveals her photographs of Dine’ matriarchs. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Rehboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is responding to the current pertussis (whooping cough) outbreak in western New Mexico. As of May 15, there have been 122 cases of pertussis in New Mexico. Anyone concerned that they may have “whooping cough” may visit the clinic Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. No appointment necessary! Call (505)8631820. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. RECYCLING DEPOT The Recycling Depot will now be open from 12-1:30pm on the first Saturdays of the month. Educators and artists are encouraged to come by and see what’s available. Volunteers will accept some items, such as paper towels and toilet paper rolls. This is a free service of the McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council. Call (505) 722-5152. RELAY FOR LIFE RAFFLE For the next three weeks, you could win a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Summit, two


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. ZUNI PUEBLO ART On Aug 11-12, there will be a Zuni Pueblo ArtWalk. Open to visitors, 10am5pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to see artists at work, as well as purchase one of a kind items directly from the workshops of artists like potter Carols Laate, silversmith Carlton Jamon, and fetish carver Jeff Shetima. Start at the Visitor’s Center, with shuttles available to take you to each artist’s workshop or studio along the route. SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR On Aug. 15, “Terror Universal” will perform at the Sunshine Theater. Ticket: $25 GA (all ages). DOS: 4pm; show starts at 5pm. 120 Central Ave SW. FINAL COMMUNITY WORKSHOP On Aug. 22, Gallup Cultural Center at 5-7pm, Coal Avenue Commons is coming to life with three design concepts – help them choose! Free and open to the public 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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