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Robbery suspects still on the lam By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


f all the places that could get robbed, perhaps the movie theater doesn’t seem like the logical place given the amount of foot traffic and questionable access to where cash gets stored. But, Aztec 5, located on 911 W. Aztec, was robbed the morning of Aug. 19 by two men in black and apparently one

brandishing a handgun. Gallup Police Department O f f icer T i mot hy Hu g ht e responded to the scene and spoke to one of the workers, who said she was doing the money count for the day when the suspects entered the building and robbed her at gunpoint. Both the ma nager a nd another co-worker were working elsewhere in the building at the time. “She described one male wearing a black hat with a


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blue bandana that covered his face,” the police report states. “He had on a black shirt with black pants.” This same suspect was also wearing black gloves and stands about 5’2” to 5’6” tall. He carried what is described as a “black in color semiautomatic handgun.” His accomplice shared a similar dress style and was nearly parallel in height to his partner. The suspect with the gun ordered the victim to the ground and she told Hughte that she felt the barrel tap her on the right rear shoulder. As he held her at gunpoint, he proceeded to open a cash register and pocket an undisclosed amount of cash. His accomplice, ran into the back office and absconded with an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe. F rom there, both men

exited the northwest entrance doors where they entered and ran east bound on foot down Aztec Avenue. GPD Capt. Rick W h ite sa id t hat “detect ives a re

reviewing video footage of t he cr i me.” A nyone w it h information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (505) 722- 6161. A nonymous tips welcome.

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Needed Change by Collaboration By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


here are always those p e ople who f i g ht against change of any kind, on any subject. The purpose of last weekend’s Community Workshop at the Second Street Events Center was an attempted collaboration among many groups – the City, B.I.D., and the Gallup Mainstreet/Arts & Cultural District to name three – and dozens of individual citizens with ideas of their own. The consultant team for this effort was led by Charlie Deans of Community By Design and his crew of Sarah Ijai, Paige Winslett, and Lisa Flynn; and was enhanced by Gabe Preston of RPI Economics, Nevin Harwick of Harwick Transportation Group, and Doug Borwick of Arts Engaged Cultural Planning, who was unable to attend due to scheduling conflicts.. Charlie led the discussion on Friday evening, explaining the purpose of a downtown redevelopment plan /arts &

cultural district plan, defining the boundaries/land ownership and uses, demographics a nd ma rket /econom ic highlights, transportation / traffic existing conditions, and opportunity sites (public property, empty buildings, and vacant land). The accumulation of about 70-80 citizens listened while Deans showed slides of statistics and info that included: Econom ic Development Tools; Arts & Cultural District Plan and real time schedule; Econom ic O ppor t u n it ies, Regional Trade Areas, primary and secondary; Market Analysis; Creative Economy; and Transportation numbers of vehicles, pedestrians, and inter-city transit. A ll of this information beca me the ba sis for the Saturday clinic, naturally, and served a viable and real purpose in that regard. Talk circulated freely during and after the presentation, most of it positive, and anticipation shone through many of the words discussed by the attendees for this presentation. Some was from

Community members pay close attention to the presenters during the final minutes of the workshop presented at the Second Street Events Center. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

recent new-comers and the balance split between relative established veterans of Gallup in many different disciplines or career paths and the very few old-time residents who had

experiences not to be denied or ignored. Ideas and concepts were swirling throughout the room, spilling onto the sidewalk outside where small groups

continued talking after the ma in body had depa r ted. Saturday promised a new beginning for most, and a new spirit of cooperation and advancement for out city.

Navajo Nation President Begaye keeps restrictions in place for San Juan River Staff Report


I N D OW R O CKNa v a j o Na t i o n President Russell Begaye has not lifted restrictions on opening the San Juan River for irrigation purposes. “I am furious that the USEPA has placed the Navajo Nation into this position. Our farms will not last much longer without water and our resources are depleting,” said President Begaye. “These past few days I have visited with the farmers along the San Juan River because they are part of this decision.” On Thursday, Aug. 20, Office of the President and VicePresident held a public meeting for the impacted chapters to give farmers and chapter officials a forum to express their concerns. During the meeting, five of seven San Juan River area chapter officials spoke against opening the river for irrigation.


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The farmers were overwhelmingly concerned about contaminating their fields and crops. “It was heartbreaking to hear farmer after farmer tell us they have said goodbye to their crops and made peace,” said Vice-President Jonathan Nez. President Begaye asked community members to put a resolution before thei r respective chapters to vote on whether or not they want to open the river for irrigation. O n Au g. 21, t h r ou g h resolution, Shiprock Chapter voted 104 in favor, 0 opposed and 9 abstaining to keep the canals closed for a period of one year. Shiprock area farmers utilize the Hogback pump, which affects Tse Dah K’aan, Shiprock and Gadii’ahi chapters. During this meeting a concerned farmer said he was


Planning for a great downtown BREAKOUT GROUPS ROLL OUT IDEAS

By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


here were le s s i n attenda nce Aug. 2 2 a t t he S econd Street Events Center for the main portion of the Rev it a l i z i ng Dow nt ow n Community Workshop, but the enthusiasm level was just as high for the more than 50 participants. This was to be the culminating day for the ideas and plans of the workshop, after all, and Charlie Deans and his consulting team had done the preliminary work very well on Friday evening. Dea ns fol lowed up on Saturday with a one-hour slide show of inspirational ideas from other communities in the state and other areas, raising the hopes of many as he spoke. He discussed a variety of topics designed for this purpose: streets, placemaking, gateways, greenways, traffic calming, and wayfinding among others. Other topics included Arts and Cultural Districts, Heritage Tourism, the creative economy, historic preservation and the adoptive re-use of buildings. Then it was time for a two-hour session of breakout groups with consultant team and committee members as facilitators leading each of the six groups. The main topic quickly turned to the large area just north of the BNSF Railroad tracks. That property was recently purchased by the City and the sale will become final on Sept. 20. The groups each seemed to have one or two younger members – from high school or college, and were mixed in

Community By Design Principal Charlie Deans addressees some of facts about Gallup during his presentation at the Revitalizing Downtown workshop Aug. 21. Photo Credit: Babette Herrmann

ethnic backgrounds, Native American, Hispanic and Anglo – and also had veterans of life or Gallup with similar ethnicity to serve as counterpoint in the discussions. A mix of ideas and concerns were printed out for later presentation to the group at large. Most groups filled two large (2’ x 3’) sheets of paper with their ideas. One idea was the use of a Yei-Be-Chei on each side of Historic Route 66, and placed at both Y’s. If you don’t remember these giant statues – made of wood back in the early days – then you haven’t lived here very long or you’re just too young. The old ones were about 20-30 feet tall, painted yellow with Native American designs, and bore the legend at

the bottom, “The Indian Capitol of the World.” That moniker

might have to be changed to be politically correct, but the idea is solid and sculptures – shorter in height – would be more permanent. Interrupted only brief ly by a fantastic lunch prepared and served by Jerry’s Cafe, the groups worked diligently toward their presentations to the audience. It became evident after the first two of these that there were going to be many duplications, as the groups presented similar or identical concerns in some areas. But that only meant that some problems were more obvious than others. Some ideas could result in almost immediate changes while others were long-term and/or not immediately feasible or affordable, but all were spoken aloud to varying degrees of acceptance to all the participants. The final part of this process will not happen until the first week in December, when the City Council adopts part or all of the finished draft. In the meantime, Deans

and his crew will have used t he la st week i n Aug u st and the first three weeks of September to d ra f t a Metropolitan Redevelopment Area Master Plan and an Arts & Cultural District Plan. The last two weeks of September will be used by the team for Implementation Strategies and Funding Sources and the first two weeks of October those plans will be reviewed by state agencies and revised in accordance with what the state desires. Another Community Open House will be held in Gallup du r ing the f irst week of November to explain why or why not some items are on the final draft. Then it will be up to our elected officials, who work for the voters. Only then will we see how serious they – and we – are about changing downtown’s direction and reputation. To c o n t a c t C h a r l i e Deans, email: charlie@communitybydesign.biz or call (520) 444-1267.

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WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor Man helps police nab bike thief Aug. 15 It ’s not often that v ictims of theft get to recover their stolen items. But Gallup Police Department Officer Angelo Cellicion, was able to quickly recover two bikes from alleged thief Terrance Yellowhorse, 40, of Gallup, thanks to some good timing and a random informant. Steven Stines of Brighton, Colo. was staying at the Days Inn east when he noticed that his 26” Giant mountain bike and 20” Dyno customer boys BMX – worth a combined $1,400 – were stolen off the back of his vehicle. Cellicion asked the hotel manager to review video footage, which showed the theft in progress. But, it was that stranger who help fill in the puzzle, which resulted in Yellowhorse’s arrest at a storage shed. He was caught standing next to the bikes. Yellowhorse was charged with

Larceny theft, receiving stone property, criminal damage and tampering with evidence. Teriyaki H o u s e vandalized Aug. 18 D a r r y l B e g ay, 47, of Crow npoint, NM aka “Dimebag Darryl” was caught red-handed by GPD Officer Ryan Blackgoat defacing the wall of Teryaki House on 1400 South 2nd St. According to the police report, Begay was drawing an image wearing a Native American headdress and some miscellaneous lettering. On the ground next him, he reportedly had a bag of different colored markers. The black color marker was collected as evidence. Begay was transported to jail and booked for destroying, damaging or defacing property. Dr u n k mom nabbed at Rio West Aug. 23 C h e l s e a Todicheeinie, 23, of Ganado, Ariz., hurriedly walked, pushing

a stroller with her infa nt child in tow, through the Rio West parking lot Aug. 23. GPD Officer Carmelita Ja mes wa s dispatched to in front of Fallas Parades on a domestic dispute call, and within minutes caught up with the reportedly distraught woman. Todicheeinie said that her brother kicked her out the car and left her and the baby stranded at the mall. James noticed right away that Todicheeinie had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. She noted that baby had no clothes on, and asked Todicheeinie to cover the baby. Despite phone calls to family members, James had to call on a worker from Children, Youth, & Families Department to pick up the infant. Todicheeinie was arrested for abandonment/abuse of a child. Reckless driving leads to arrests Aug. 24 Munoz overpa ss got a litt le d a n ge r ou s for a moment when MCSO Deputy Lee Johnson noticed

a Lincoln Town Ca r “swer ving all over the roadway.” The vehicle, driven by Desirae Ol son, 18 , of Albuquerque, then proceeded to head east on Aztec without using a turn signal. Olson wouldn’t stop for police and swerved into oncoming traffic, and was within inches of colliding with a vehicle heading westbound. When Olson pulled over, her passenger Moses Alonzo jumped out of the car and “threw his hands up in an aggressive ma n ner a nd yel led out ,” a ccord i ng t o t he pol ice repor t . A lon zo didn’t comply with Johnson’s instructions and was tasered and placed in the back of a patrol car. Olson, according to the report, said she didn’t know how to drive in an attempt to justify her swerving. She was booked on resisting, evading or obstruction an officer, for not driving in lanes and for not possessing a driver’s license. The Lincoln was towed.

MANAGER ROBBED | FROM PAGE 3 noticed a ma n lying in the roadway on A ztec nea r F irst Street. W hen she stepped out of the vehicle to see if the man was okay, accord i ng to t he pol ice report, he sat up and pulled his weapon on her. He then m a de of f w it h t he n i g ht deposit , wh ich cont a i ned a n undisclosed a mount of cash. “The person who robbed her got into the passenger side of a white, Jeep Patriot,” White said. W h ite sa id t he ca se is under investigation and is asking any local businesses or r e s ide nc e s t h a t h a ve secu r it y ca mera s located b e t we e n Ta c o B el l e a s t a nd f irst street on A ztec, to come forward with footage that may be helpful to investigators. The suspect is d e s c r i b e d a H i s p a n ic o r Native A mer ica n ma le with an acne-scarred fa ce, bet ween t he ages of 2 0 - 3 5, a nd who s t a nd s s omewher e b e t we e n 5’ 8 ” to 5’10” t a l l. A nyone w it h i n for ma tion is encouraged to call C r i me s t o p p e r s a t (5 0 5 ) 722-6161.

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RESTRICTIONS | FROM PAGE 4 against opening the irrigation. The farmer said he would instead save as many crops as he could by hauling water. Most of the crops on his 33 acres have not matured. Hav i ng been r a i sed a farmer himself, President Begaye realizes the impacts that keeping the water shut off will have to area farmers as they depend on crops for subsistence and income. The Shiprock vote against opening the canals represents the community’s concern to use precaution and not risk possible contamination to irrigation canals and crops. The Nava jo Nation

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Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA) has reported that initial data from their w a t e r s a m pl e s c o n c u r s with data from neighboring jurisdictions in supporting that water from the San Juan River is safe for irrigation purposes. The USEPA has given initial reports on the soil, but the Navajo Nation will rely on the NNEPA for final test results. These soil samples are critical in identifying levels of metals that have settled along the riverbanks. “I’m glad the water samples indicate the water is safe for


By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor John Robert Emerson, 25, Gallup, NM Aug. 9, 1:01 am A low speed pu r su it on t he streets of Gallup, reaching a top speed pursuit of 40 mph – from near R&M Furniture to 1511 Gold Ave – earned Emerson a DWI and evading an officer arrest. He had stolen his girlfriend’s car and blew through a stop sign before he eventually pulled over and tried to take off on foot. What likely kept the chase at low speed was a flat tire, according to the police report. Officer Victor Rodriguez didn’t have to chase Emerson or taser him. The taser malfunctioned and a good old-fashioned tackle im med iately d iffused the situation. Larro Begay, 23, Sheep Springs, NM Aug. 12, 8:29 pm O f f i c e r T r o n c o s o responded to a rollover vehicle crash near 2522 E. Highway 66, which according to the police

RESTRICTIONS | FROM PAGE 6 irrigation use but I remain concerned over the soil and sediment that lines our river bank,” said President Begaye. “Every time a heavy storm hits or the soil is disturbed it can re-contaminate the water.” The NNEPA will have final results from their soil samples this week. “The health of our Navajo people will always come first.

WEEKLY DWI REPORT report, may have been the result of the passenger Dallas (Delvin) Tsosie grabbing the steering wheel during an argument between he and Begay. But, it wasn’t enough to let Begay, who was intoxicated and sans shirt, off the hook. A mother and two children were banged up in the accident, and according to the mother, Begay and Tsosie had been arguing loudly at the Duke City gas station and in the car. So, Begay was charged with DWI, open container and two counts of child abuse. His breath tests revealed a BAC of 0.20 and 0.18. Va n e s s a Largo, 26, Churchrock, NM Aug. 13, 3:35 pm This drunk d r iver t r ied to blame a truck swerving on the road as the reason she slammed into a light pole, downing it in proximity to the I-40, exit 26 off ramp. It turns out that one Budweiser too many was the blame. According to Gallup Police Department Officer As such, we must be diligent and cautious in making this decision,” said Vice-President Nez. President Begaye and VicePresident Nez remain firm in holding the USEPA accountable for releasing contaminants into the Animas and San Juan Rivers during the Gold King Mine spill. While the river remains closed, the Navajo Nation will continue to work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide water for irrigation, livestock and drinking purposes. VISIT: Navajo-nsn.gov

Chaz Troncoso, Largo said she had downed two, 12-ounce bottles of beer. An investigation of the scene, compared to Largo’s story, determined that no other vehicles caused the accident. She was given field sobriety tests, and failed. She blew a 0.17 and 0.16 (Blood Alcohol Content), more than double the legal limit. W i l a n d a Martine. 32, Va nder wa gen, NM Aug. 14, 9:13 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated According to McK inley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tammy Houghtaling, Martine burst into tears when she asked her to roll down her window, which reportedly did not roll down. “She stated that she had been drinking and began to cry.” Martine was driving on a suspended license from a previous DWI and did not produce proof of insurance or current registration. The report stated that she had consumed four Budweiser beers

at Sammy C’s and left because “a girl and punched her in the face.” She also consumed a Mike’s Harder Lemonade while driving. Her breath test revealed a BAC of 0.20 and 0.18. In addition to her DWI, she was charged with possessing an open container of booze and lesser charges. Forla ncio W. Yazzie, 26, Crownpoint, NM Aug. 15, 6:45 pm 2nd DW I, Aggravated Yazzie may have been sitting on a porch when GPD Officer Cindy Romancito was called by other officers to 668 Hazel Dr. to question him, but she wasn’t the first on the scene and was already briefed and ready to question Yazzie. He admitted to slamming a shot of whiskey and downing three beers. He denied operating a vehicle, and was immediately handcuffed. It turns out, according to a witness, that he was engaging in some reckless driving in the neighborhood

and hit a fence post. Yazzie refused take the mandated breath test. The police report also states that a green-colored pipe was taken into evidence. So, in addition to a DWI charge, his line up of offenses include driving without a license, with an open container of alcohol, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Andrew Loy, 28, Lupton, Ariz. Aug. 23, 2:54 am As Loy ran a red light, heading east bound on Highway 66, he caught the attention of MCSO Deputy Gabrielle Puhuyesva. The rest was a dead give away – the bloodshot eyes, smell of booze and open containers in the vehicles and it was nearly a done deal. The failure to pass field sobriety tests and refusal to take the required breath test landed Loy his first aggravated DWI charge, along with running the red light and “open container” in his vehicle. In New Mexico, it is illegal to drive with a breath or blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more if you’re 21 or over, or .02 if you’re under 21, or .04 if you drive a commercial vehicle. - MVD New Mexico.










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OPINIONS Schaller’s Politically Incorrect Lexicon What I consider to be a socialist laboratory, McKinley County is one of the most leftist progressive regions in the nation and political correctness reigns supreme over a complicit media, academia, elected officials and bureaucracy. For each of those societal institutions my lexicon guide is an essential educational tool and resource to break the cycle of cultural indoctrination.

By Joe Schaller



NAV IGAT ION GU I DE T O T H E PC CULTURES OF MCKINLEY COUNTY NM (and planet earth) Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. Anonymous tips welcome. Sacred cows beware! I present a list of words, terms, expressions, facts, myths and definitions which are likely foreign to most who live in Gallup.

CHAPTER ONE – NO FISH FOR YOU, BUT MAY I INTEREST YOU IN SOME WORMS ENABLING: Removing the natural consequences of someone’s behavior, thus perpetuating or exacerbating a problem. ENABLER: One that enables another to persist in self-destructive behavior by making

it possible to avoid the consequences of such behavior. E A RNED SUCCE S S: Productive effort is linked to life satisfaction. Free enterprise empowers people to earn success and thereby achieve happiness. Money is merely a measure, not a source, of earned success. L E A R N E D HELPLESSNESS: The opposite of earned success. It is the result of rewards and punishments not tied to merit; people simply give up and stop trying to succeed. FISH METAPHOR: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime, and for some, sit in a boat all day and drink beer. PERVERSE INCENTIVE: An unintended and undesirable result which is contrary to the interests of the incentive

makers. Examples are welfare dependency leading to family breakdown leading to dysfunctional lives. On a grander scale the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was a per verse incentive which brought about the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis and economic collapse. LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: Murphy’s Law of government intervention. Per verse unexpected effects of government legislation and regulation of free market capitalism. Example: the American Disabilities Act resulted in declines in disabled employment. FATHERLESS CHILDREN: America’s number one cause of societal breakdown, often caused by government perverse incentives. Children and adults raised in broken homes exhibit highly elevated occurrences of domestic abuse,

school drop-outs and underachievement, promiscuity, teen pregnancy and abortion, gang participation, criminal activity, depression, suicide, unemployment, poverty, domestic violence, divorce, substance abuse, personality disorders, relationship problems, identity crises, bullying, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. McKinley County has one of America’s highest rates of fatherless children. CODEPENDENCY: T he idea of being overly involved in another person’s life-- having a constant preoccupation with the other person’s behavior and feeling unnecessarily guilty when not taking care of the other person’s needs. Government codependency feeds the welfare addict’s




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COMMUNITY Central High School savers visit Pinnacle Bank By Shawn Spruce For the Sun


elieve it or not, 11 p e r c e nt of a d u lt Americans stash cash under a mattress. Another 10 percent store it in a cookie jar. In fact, a 2012 Marist College survey revealed that more than three quarters of us hide money somewhere in the home. Students at Gallup Central High School participating in the Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) class this fall have a better option – it’s called a bank. A statewide initiative aimed at educating pregnant and parenting teens, GRADS students learn the ins and outs of healthy parenting with training on prenatal care, childhood development, economic independence, and a host of other valuable life skills in addition to their standard courses. A new feature for this year’s class also provides an opportunity for students to open youth savings accounts, commonly known as YSA’s, at a local bank for both themselves and their children. “Research suggests that children with bank accounts perform better in school, are

our student parents and their families.” First Nations is a Native American led non-profit and has worked closely with the Gallup McKinley County Schools since 2010 to introduce financial literacy courses at all nine GMCS high schools, according to Ben Marks, a program officer with the Colorado based organization. With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation First Nations is able to assist Central High with the new youth banking initiative as part of its Wellbeing in Student Health and Financial Self-Sufficiency (WISHSS) Project. In addition to YSA’s, the program will facilitate financial literacy classroom lessons and workshops, employ an innovative social media platform to promote saving, and provide professional development resources for teachers at Central High. The project kicked off Aug. 26 with an afternoon field trip to Pinnacle Bank during which eight students opened a total of 14 accounts for both themselves and their children. Each account received an initial free deposit of $50 from First Nations. For students that meet program requirements by passing

GRADS Student, Leah Pinto, opens Youth Savings Accounts with assistance from Pinnacle Bank’s Thomas Lee. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shawn Spruce

more likely to enter college, and grow to become more financially savvy adults than their peers who don’t have accounts” Central High GRADS Tea cher Tom i Ja ra m i l lo Campos said. “This year we are thrilled to partner with First Nations Development Institute and Pinnacle Bank in Gallup to introduce banking to COMMUNITY

all of their classes and making matching deposits totaling $50 of their own money, First Nations will make a second free deposit of an additional $50. “I’m looking forward to managing my new savings accou nt” GR A DS student Dahlia Brown said, as she completed paperwork with

Student savers visited Pinnacle Bank Wednesday August 26th, 2015 to kick off the Wellbeing in Student Health and Financial Self-Sufficiency Project. Left to right: Thomas Lee (Pinnacle Bank), Leah Pinto (GRADS Student), Heather Platero (Pinnacle Bank, New Accounts Representative), Autumn A. James (GRADS Student), Roxanna Sullenger (Pinnacle Bank, Vice President of Operations), Dahlia Brown (GRADS Student), and Tomi Jaramillo-Campos (GRADS Teacher). Photo Credit: courtesy of Shawn Spruce

assistance from Pinnacle staff. “I’d also like to open a checking account at some point, but for now I’m going to focus on saving so I can purchase supplies for my baby who is due in January.” A nother student, Lea h Pinto, opened YSA’s for both herself and her two month old daughter. “W hile opening our accounts the bank also showed me how to review my credit report,” said the eager high school senior who plans to save for a vehicle and college expenses. “I also made my first deposit today in addition to the free money!” The WISHSS project will run the entire school year with the goal of opening a total of 60 YSA’s. Marks explained that the YSA’s will remain under the custodianship of First Nations Development Institute until the end of the school year, which means students will not be allowed to make any withdrawals except for emergencies. At the conclusion of the program, First Nations will remove itself as custodian and students will have several options for how to take ownership of their accounts. Meanwhile, another group of GRADS students opened

accounts. Future field trips will occur on an as needed basis for new students that enter GRADS during the year. “I’m really excited to see student parents passionate about their education, children, graduation, and the future!” P i n n a c le New Acc ou nt s

Representative Heather Platero said, who not only assisted students on Wednesday, but also visited the school earlier in the week to explain banking services. “It’s always a pleasure to work with someone as special as a young person who sets and achieves their goals.”

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From left: Lena Rodriguez, Tieyerra Vigil, Madeline Hagberg, and Drizan Martinez of Cash Cow, present Ophelia Sanchez and Kristen Bischoff of Washington Elementary School with more than $400 of supplies they purchased with donations from the furniture and auto sales employees Aug. 26. The businesses had worked with iHeart Media representative Jen Saucedo to assist needy school children in the area, but decided to supplement that with voluntary gifts from their workers, according to Cash Cow representative Jon Lee. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

oys & Girls Club of Ga l lu p a nd H i g h Desert QSR LLC a locally owned and operated franchise of Taco Bell will be hosting an event Aug. 28, in honor of local high school students who graduated in the Class of 2015. The event is made possible through a $13,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. “Graduation season is our favorite time of year. We’ve watched these young men and women in our community work so hard to get to this point and it’s a thrill to share in their joy of earning that diploma,” said James Rich, owner of High Desert QSRs LLC. “We are proud to recognize our new grads and we are committed to our future graduate right here in Gallup, NM”. Rich also stated that “This grant is confirmation that the $1 donations our guests made to the Graduate to GO program will stay local to


Timeidra Garcia, the 2014-15 Tobe Turpen Elementary School Princess, stands next to some school supplies she purchased from her allowance. The third grader is the daughter of Cash Cow customers, Barney Joe and Shylynn McCray. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

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help our local students at the Boys and Girls Club”. “Taco Bell’s legacy is largely tied to teen empowerment. Our founder Glen Bell actually discovered his passion for food in his youth while helping his family during the Great Depression.” Said James Rich. “Over the years, Taco Bell, has witnessed our scholarship recipients, our teen customers and our teen employees truly achieve mas. The partnership between the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens and Boys & Girls Clubs of America is an extension of our steadfast commitment to see as many teens as possible graduate and go on to do great things”. Locally, the partnership with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will help promote junior and seniors in high School to be enrolled in college at the same time; “dual enrollment, knowing that this has been shown to have the best direct impact on the number students who not only graduate, but continue their common cold it is 100%. The NIAAA and Harvard University report 75% to 80% of people recovering from alcohol dependency do so without seeking any kind of help including specialty alcohol rehab programs and AA. GLORIFIED FLOPHOUSE: A flophouse is a cheap hotel, room i ng hou se or ju s t a place to ‘crash’ for the night. Gallup’s NCI alcohol rehab h a s ser ved t h at pu r po se with free room and board for up to 60 days while providing a social experience as well for those escaping the socio-economic squalor and boredom of the reservation. I would even classify NCI as well as some other charitable establishments in Gallup as enablers of self-destructive lifestyles. V IC T I M M E N TA L I T Y: Regarding oneself as a victim of the negative actions of others, even in the absence of clear evidence. Passive-aggressive characteristics are commonly displayed. Behavior is of a

education in college. The Grant will be used to directly help students attend college orientation and assist graduates who are interested in the military to achieve a better test score on ASVAB tests. VISIT: www.bgca.org ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GALLUP The Boys & Girls Clubs of Gallup serves nearly 1,200 members and has provided a safe and positive place for the kids of Gallup since 1999. The organization serves kids, ages 6-18, at three club locations around Gallup. The mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more visit www. bgcm.org

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No Escape Is Too Ugly To Entertain By Glenn Kay For the Sun



ere’s a movie that will likely never earn the endorsement of the Southeast Asia Tourism Board. No Escape depicts a nuclear family unit from America in a foreign land that must fight for survival and endure some of the toughest hardships imaginable. Admittedly, the movie is effective in spots, but the approach taken to the material left this viewer more than a little conflicted. Jack Dwyer (Owen Wilson) is a down-on-his-luck engineer who has taken a job in Southeast Asia to help build a water purification refinery. Mere hours after arriving with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and daughters, a violent coup breaks out. With foreigners being executed en masse, the family immediately becomes targets. On the run from armed and machete-clad revolutionaries, Dwyer must lead them to a safe haven. This all may sound like a thrilling action movie. In actuality, it more closely resembles a

Lake Bell, Pierce Brosnan, and Owen Wilson star in NO ESCAPE: Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

survival horror picture. Extras and locals are brutally killed point blank and the camera

follows the family as they move from one incredibly nasty scenario to the next trying to evade

death. Along the way, the movie attempts to incrementally follow each situation with a more horrible event. Di rector Joh n Er ick Dowdle (As Above, So Below, Q uarantin e) ha s a background in genre cinema and captures the action in a handheld style. For the most part, the shakes aren’t too hard to follow and there is a menace to the proceedings. Much of it is well edited and some of the sequences are quite tense. As always, Wilson is likable and attempts to interject some levity, although it doesn’t always seem appropriate. He and Bell both do their best with the material, even when events veer into some over-the-top territory (including a sequence where the father hurls his children from one tall rooftop to another). If anything, the movie could have used more cartoon-ish events like the one mentioned prev iously. A lt houg h it’s undoubtedly well-produced, the grim approach carries some very xenophobic connotations. Frankly, the angry mob are personality-free monsters. They’re nothing more than psychotic maniacs out to murder and rape the protagonists... not to mention point guns at children, and in one case, force a child to potentially kill their own family member. While there is an interesting

attempt to explain the motivation of the mob, it is quickly forgotten and ignored. They aren’t depicted as people; they’re just dehumanized, snarling murderers. It doesn’t help that the country is never identified (presumably, it’s Cambodia, but this is never elaborated upon). Of course, this is not to say that there isn’t corruption and horrible crime in certain parts of the world. However, by not getting into specifics, the film suggests to viewers that the entire region is a dangerous place and one that should be feared. Additionally, it’s odd to see so many supporting characters (including locals), essentially sacrificing themselves for the benefit of the transplanted family. While the actions of these individuals often come across as a noble gesture intended to paint some of the citizens as decent, it feels strange for these persons to act in such a way for visiting strangers. Ultimately, the general tone can’t help but not only feel exploitative, but also culturally insensitive. Perhaps the overriding nasty vibe could have been avoided had the story detailed a local family trying to escape the v iolence a nd car nage around them. As it stands, No Escape is a well-made horror flick with some tense moments and a decent cast, but one that can’t shake off an overwhelming sense of ugliness.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 28, 2015


lright folks, it’s a rea lly busy week with some great Bluray and DVD coming your way, both new and old. That means we should get right to it. So if you can’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! 6 Ways t o Die - This small, action B - mov ie follows a man beaten by a notorious drug kingpin. Yearning for revenge, the protagonist comes up with an elaborate plan and hires 6 assassins to help him destroy the life of his nemesis. Reviews were mixed - some called it an acceptable if unremarkable genre picture, while others found it too weak and derivative to recommend. The cast includes Vinnie Jones, Dominique Swain, Vivica A. Fox, Tom Sizemore and Bai Ling. A f t e r the Ball Based very loosely on Cinderella, this independent comedy tells the tale of a young woman who wants to work for an important fashion designer, but can’t get hired because she is the daughter of a knock-off label owner (run by a wicked stepmother and stepsisters). It garnered a very mixed reaction, with more writers taking a negative view of the film. While all seemed to enjoy the work of the cast and found it generally cute, the majority believed that the film was too bland to truly recommend. Portia Doubleday, Marc-Andre Grondin, Chris Noth, Lauren Holly and Colin Mochrie have featured roles. Aloha The latest romantic comedy from usua lly reliable writer/ director Cameron Crowe (Say


Anything, Jerry McGuire, Almost Famous) didn’t make much of an impact this summer. Set in Hawaii, the story involves a military contractor attempting to secure a deal with the island’s indigenous people. He also has to contend with an ex-girlfriend and an overly enthusiast military escort. As mentioned, the press didn’t care for it, calling the final cut a choppy mishmash with little in the way of witty dialogue or sparks between its leads. The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin. Big Game - Here’s a wild concept... a Finnish teenager camping in the woods witnesses Air Force One’s plane being taken down by terrorists, and steps in to help save the President from the threat. Did I mention the President is played by Samuel L. Jackson? This English-language Finland/ Germany/UK co-production actually got solid reviews in the trades, with the majority calling the two leads fun to watch together. Overall, they summarized the film as an entertaining throwback to action films from the 80s. They also praised the impressive outdoor photography. Onni Tommila plays the kid, while Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman and Jim Broadbent take on supporting roles. Citizenfour - Those looking to learn more about Edward S n o w d e n should catch up with this Oscarwinning documentary. In it, the filmmakers travel to Hong Kong for a series of interviews with the fugitive, in which he details his part as a whistleblower revealing the US government’s illegal surveillance activities. Notices were phenomenal for the picture. Reportedly, the movie presents its story in a manner not unlike a 70s political thriller, and the end result for viewers is both enlightening and disturbing. For interested parties, this sounds like a can’t miss portrait of an important figure. Pernicious - Three young women decide to travel to Thailand for the summer in this low-budget horror effort. Bad

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idea! They’re soon terrorized by an evil spirit that stalks the trio and frightens them with bizarre visions. There aren’t many reviews currently available for this title, although the few that have popped up online haven’t been very complimentary. They suggest that poor dialogue and inconsistent performances ruin the potential for scares. It stars Ciara Hanna, Emily O’Brien and Jackie Moore. T h e Runner Usi ng the 2010 BP Oil Spi l l a s a jumping off point, this independent political thriller involves a Louisia na Congressman whose life begins to unravel after a sex scandal comes to light. Unfortunately, write-ups about the movie from real press members were just as harsh. While many admired the work of the cast and the dark ending, most claimed that the story plods along too slowly and never becomes as gripping as it should. Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielson, Sarah Paulson and Peter Fonda take on the lead roles. Two Days, One Night Shock i ng ly, this critical darling from France didn’t get a lot of attention from the genera l public during its theatrical run last year (although it did land actress Marion Cotillard an Academy Award nomination). She plays a depressed mom on medical leave from work, who learns from a friend that their boss has hatched a downsizing plan and left employees with the final decision. Either give up their annual bonus checks, or allow the protagonist to be fired. The desperate heroine must hurry and convince each individual to give up their money and allow her to keep her job. Reviews have called it a gripping, tense and bleak drama that doesn’t resort to Hollywood tactics and deftly explores the daily life struggles of regular people.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s an incredible week for Olive Films, who are putting

out some really fun older titles in high definition. The Sender (1982) is an excellent psychological thriller in the vein of Scanners and Carrie. Student Bodies (1981) is parody of Halloween and the Friday the 13th films of the era. A nd they have even more coming your way. The Babysitter (1995) is a cheesy little thriller starring Alicia Silverstone as a young babysitter who is stalked pursued not only by a couple of young men, but also a father. It features Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Nicky Katt and George Segal in supporting roles. Daniel (1983) is a well-rega rded Sidney Lumet drama about the struggles of an anti-war protester who happens to be the son of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The Last American Virgin (1982) also comes recommended. It’s a teen sex comedy with a dark and bittersweet edge - the final scene will come as a surprise to many viewers. It also has a great 80s soundtrack featuring Blondie, The Cars, Devo and The Police (among many others). Finally, The Singing Detective (2003) is a feature film take on the famed Dennis Potter BBC television miniseries. This indie film attracted an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Katie Holmes, Adrian Brody and Alfre Woodard. K ino Lorber a re delivering a Blu-ray of the Steve McQueen per iod comedy/ drama The Reivers (1969). It’s about a handyman who borrows a car to drive cross country with his friend, and the young kid who comes of age while traveling with him. The Revengers (1972) is a western about a rancher who amasses a group of friends to help him wipe out the marauders who murdered his family. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Woody Strode are prominently featured. Sony are releasing a 30th Anniversary edition Blu-ray of the fun 80s urban kung fu epic, The Last Dragon (1985). It follows a young New Yorker who abides by an ancient martial arts code (he even goes so far as to wear a large straw hat while wandering through Manhattan). In the process, he saves an attractive singer from a nasty music producer.

He must also face off against an entertainingly over-the-top villain who not only wants to beat the hero senseless but also chew as much scenery as humanly possible. It’s a really enjoyable effort with a great sense of humor and plenty of style (in an exaggerated, 80s sort of way). Not to be outdone, Shout! Factory have a couple of noteworthy Double Feature Blurays arriving. The first features a couple of features that have become staples of cable TV through the 90s. It includes the Rodney Dangerfield/Joe Pesci comedy Easy Money (1983) and Men at Work (1990), in which two garbage men (played by real life brothers Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen) accidentally involve themselves in a neighborhood murder. The second Double Feature contains two Italian horror pictures that fall under the banner of so-bad-it’s-good (one of them was directed by Troll 2’s Claudio Fragasso). The Bluray includes Metamorphosis (1990) and Beyond Darkness (1990). This also marks the day that Arrow are releasing a Bluray of Blood Rage (1987). It’s a gruesome slasher featuring Louise Lasser and Ted Raimi about a set of identical twins. One is nor ma l, while the other is a homicidal maniac. As always, the company are putting a great deal of effort into this disc. It includes three versions of the film (including the much sought-after uncut version), a director’s audio commentary and numerous interviews with cast and crew members. Finally, Cr iter ion have the Akira Kurosawa classic, Throne of Blood (1957). This Macbeth adaptation features a new digital restoration and transfer of the film, improved subtitles and an extensive making-of documentary. Sounds like there’s some great stuff out there this week.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Seems like it’s unusually slim pickings for the kids, but here’s what is coming your way. LEGO DC Superheroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom! Nickelodeon Favorites: Puppy Palooza! COMMUNITY

SPORTS 360 Dylan Vargas Opens His Own Martial Arts Academy

Seven-hundred and fifty-seven trophies and awards almost completely fill a room at Dylan’s house. He earned every one of them.

Story and photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


here’s a new home-grown business in Gallup, but with a name most residents will know well. Miyamura High School freshman Dylan Vargas will be operating his own Martial Arts Academy, and training the students who come to him. The Seconddegree black belt has been certified by the World Tae Kwan Do headquarters in Seoul, South Korea to teach, and spent last year training some of the students at Sacred Heart School. He took four of them to the Grand International Championships in Albuquerque last year and all brought home awards and trophies, testifying to his ability to teach.

A demonstration with weapons brings all of Dylan’s concentration to bear on any opponent.


Training for 11 years – and bringing home 757 trophies, including 55 World Championships, over 50 National, Regional, and State Championships in four states – Vargas remains the youngest Martial Artist to date in the US Karate Alliance and the International Martial Arts Council to win the Triple Crown in the five-year-old Division, and also won back-to-back titles in the six and seven-year old Divisions. Vargas is also the youngest to win the Grand Championship in the International Martial Arts Council World Championships when he was six and was awarded the Competitor of the Year at the 2010 World Championships of the International Martial Arts Council. The diminutive Vargas has also captured 30 Grand Championships. Vargas was asked to come back to teach and train Sacred Heart School students again this year, and has decided that this time it will be open to the public of any age.

He trains in Korean Tae-Kwon-Do of two styles, Moo Duk Kwon and Tang Soo Do under 8th Degree Grand Master Joe Mandagaran from Grants, and 6th Degree Grand Master Patrick Miller from Las Vegas, NV. Vargas also trains in Japanese Shotokan, Kenpo and Jeet Kune Do under 10th Degree Grand Master Bernie Fleeman, also from Las Vegas, NV. Grand Master Fleeman trained under Joe Lewis, one of the world’s greatest Martial Arts fighters, who had trained under Bruce Lee, Vargas feels blessed to be in that lineage of great martial artists. For more local training, Nate Sellers of Bio-Dog in Gallup instructs him in Jiu Jitsu. Vargas also handles nine different weapons in competition and will be teaching his students those forms as well. If that isn’t enough of a resume for you, consider also that this young man has earned a GPA of 4.0, been a regional winner twice in the science fair (unable to attend state because of conflicting events in Martial Arts), plays the bass guitar in his dad’s band, won the Country Showdown last year (a title also held by his mother, Cindy), played with the All-Star baseball team for Gallup as a 12-year-old, and is also taking up golf. Dylan believes in teaching his students respect, discipline and self confidence. Martial arts is a way of life, not just a sport. For registration information and pricing, contact Vargas at (505) 979-0816 or (505) 979-1467 or Contact Sacred Heart School, 515 Park Ave., Principal’s office (505) 863-6652. All classes will be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Gym.

A weapons demonstration by Dylan Vargas brings out the ferocity his opponents see, terrifying most of them.

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UNM Shuts Outbattle it out Local teams Grand Canyon 3-0 Men’s soccer


LBUQUERQUE – The more energy and played in the see it and it went in the goal.” University of New other team’s half. UNM concludes its preseaMexico men’s socWehan created the second son schedule this Saturday at cer team defeated goal with some nifty ball- Denver University at 7 pm. Grand Canyon University 3-0 work in the box in the second Scoring Summary in its second exhibition match half. With his back to goal he New Mexico (7:13): Wehan of the season Wednesday night. tapped it over the defender’s New Mexico (63:48): Goss Chris Wehan opened the scor- head to himself, then passed (Wehan) ing in the eighth minute with it to Josh Goss who easily finNew Mexico (89:21): Camera a perfect free kick just beyond ished into the back of the open (Spangenberg) the edge of the box for the only net. Gabriel Camera finished Cautions tally of the first half. the scoring with a rocket from Grand Canyon: Tavarez, yel“I think we were just a about 23 yards out in the final low Rehoboth’s Christian Jaquez brings the ball upfield in the Tuesday match against Luke Pikaart (17) heads the(67:29) ball away from three Gallup players on the pitch in little but casual in the first minute. The Lobos travel to Denver Gallup High. Rehoboth. half,” UNM head coach Jeremy “It felt amazing,” Camera University for their final exhibiFishbein said, “but I thought said. “I saw the ball coming at tion of the season on Saturday, our response was really good me, I focused only on the ball, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Their reguin the second half. We scored kept my eye on it and swung lar-season opener Saturday, Aug. 29is at No. 1 some nice goals, had a little bit through it. The goalie didn’t UCLA on Saturday, RCHS BS vs Monte Del Sol, 11 Aug. 29.

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BACK TO SCHOOL ... SPORTS SCHEDULE! On theTuesday, Cover: Sept. 1 From left, Armando Spencer, at the ready, watches Cash Spencer jump high to catch the football duringvs practice at Gallup 4 High School GHS Boys Soccer Valencia, last week. Photo Credit: Wil Kee MHS VB @ Bloomfield, 4

Rehoboth’s Sierra Tahy dribbles around a Gallup defender in a match at the Rehoboth pitch Aug. 25. Photos by Tom Hartsock

RCHS BS @ Grants, 5 RCHS GS @ Grants, 3 RCHS VB @ Laguna-Acoma, 4 Thursday, Sept. 3 GHS BS vs Grants, 3 GHS GS vs Grants, 5 MHS GS @ Valencia, 4 RCHS VB @ Cuba, 5 WHS VB @ Tohatchi, 4 Friday, Sept. 4 GHS FB vs Bernalillo, 7 MHS FB @ Cortez, 7 MHS VB @ Shiprock Tournament, TBA RCHS BS @ Desert Academy, 4 RCHS XC vs Rehoboth Meet, TBA WHS FB @ Whitehorse, UT, 7 WHS XC @ Socorro Stampede, 3

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUG. 28 - SEP. 3, 2015 FRIDAY AUG. 28 DROP-IN FILMS Tonight’s feature: Monster’s University. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages. SONS OF THE PIONEERS Western band ‘Sons of the Pioneers’ to perform 7 pm at the El Morro Theater, 207 W. Coal Ave. Contact: (505) 863-1250. 10 MINUTE MAX Vocal duo ‘10 Minute Max’ to perform from 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. SATURDAY AUG. 29

for active toddlers. At 4:30 pm, we’ll have a family puppet show, which is sure to make you giggle. Throughout the Open House, be sure to take a look at samples of projects completed in the Teen Café, Crafty Kids, and Maker’s Club. We’ll also have family movies, crafts, and a selection of games and puzzles available. HARD DAYS NIGHT Classic rock band ‘Hard Days Night’ to perform from 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 7220117.

SATURDAY STORIES Start your Saturday mornings off right with an interactive story time for children of all ages and their families. FACEBOOK CLASS Each week will feature Learn how Facebook songs as well as books, can help you connect at least one puppet with others, learn to story, and include a create posts, add phoshort craft or activity tographs and use the at the end. Starts 10:30 newsfeed to stay up-toam, Children’s Branch, date. Class from 10 am 200 W. Aztec. Today: - Noon. to register call Counting (505) 863-1291/ Email: SUNDAY AUG. 30 libtrain@gallupnm. gov/ In person: Octavia OVEREATERS Fellin Public Library, ANONYMOUS 115 W. Hill. Meetings every Sunday at 6 pm, First United FAMILY OPEN HOUSE Methodist Church, The Octavia 1800 Red Rock Dr., Fellin Pubcorner of Nizhoni/Red lic Library Rock. Enter northwest - Children’s corner off Nizhoni; Branch Library room. hosts an Open House MONDAY AUG. 31 from 2 pm to 5 pm, showcasing all of the LOVE TO SING? JOIN A amazing programs CHOIR! and resources the Join a Community Children’s Branch has Choir for the perforto offer. At 2:30 pm, mance of Vivaldi’s we’ll show families Gloria to be performed how to access free, Nov. 8.​Rehearsals will be at Rehoboth Chrisquality tutoring. At tian Reformed Church 3:30 pm, join us for on the Rehoboth Chrisa musical story time CLASSIFIEDS


tian School campus at 7 pm. The choir will join the Red Rock Strings Ensemble and guests from Albuquerque for the Sunday afternoon performance. If you are interested, please leave your contact information with Bob Ippel at (505­) 726-­9623. TUESDAY SEPT. 1 TEEN CAFE A place for middle schoolers to hang out and make crafts, design, build, experiment, watch movies, or play video games (Ages 11-14). Starts 4 pm. Make: Candy Sushi WEDNESDAY SEPT. 2

ONGOING CEREMONIAL PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBIT From Aug. 1 - 29, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will display vintage Gallup Ceremonial Photographs. The photographs were taken in the early decades of the Ceremonial before the move to Red Rock State Park and feature the downtown parade, the old Ceremonial grounds, and many dancers. The photographs will be on display throughout the library, 115 W. Hill. For more information please contact the Library at (505) 863-1291 or libsuper@gallupnm. gov.

first three Wednesdays of the month from 6-8 pm, East Logan Ave. Email: gallupsolar@ gmail.com or call (505) 726-2497. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Yard Sale fund raisers are open 9 to noon every Saturday on Warehouse Lane off of Allison Road. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction, call Bill Bright at (505) 722-4226.

INGHAM CHAPMAN GALLERY UNM-GalMAKER’S CLUB lup will COMMUNITY PANTRY A club for kids interpresent The Hope Garden is ested in science, math, selections building, and inventing offering organic produce for sale from 10 from the (Ages 7 and up). Each am -12 pm Tue Fri. Tamaweek will feature a We are located at 1130 rind Perdifferent challenge, manent project, or experiment. E. Hasler Valley Rd. Starts 4 pm. Children’s All funds go to helping Collection – the art of feed local folks. For Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Valerie Roybal, Aug. personal attention call 17 - Sept. 18, 705 GurThis Week: Flight (505) 726-8068 or when ley Ave. On Sept. 14, OPEN-MIC-NIGHT visiting ask for KenRoybal will discuss her Local talent takes worth Jones. collection and prescenter stage from 8-10 ent a slide show from FIRST INDIAN BAPTIST pm at Coal Street Pub, 5:30 - 6:15 pm at Calvin CHURCH 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) Hall Auditorium, Room Monday Night Back 722-0117. 248A, with a reception to Basics Bible Class, TODDLER TIME to immediately follow. Red Hills Trailer Park An active and energet- recreation center 7 pm; SUMMER NIGHTLY ic program for toddlers Tuesday Family Bible INDIAN DANCES (Ages 2-14), featuring Study FIBC 501 S. Dances take place evmusic, movement, 3rd St., 6 pm; Sunday rhymes and stories. Worship and Prayer at ery night through Labor Day, from 7 pm to 8 Starts 10:30 am, ChilFIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 pm, at the Courthouse dren’s Branch, 200 W. am. Contact: Pastor Aztec. Robert Fontenot (505) Square, located on 906-2808 / fibcgallup@ Aztec between 2nd and THURSDAY SEPT. 3 gmail.com / www.fibc- 3rd streets. Free admisCRAFTY KIDS sion. (505) 722-2228. gallup.weebly.com Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). GALLUP SOLAR MEETINGS To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar Starts at 4 pm. ChilInterested in learning section, please email: dren’s Branch, 200 W. more about solar ener- gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Aztec. Make: Ninja gy? Come to a Gallup Monday 5 pm. Turtle Handprint Solar meeting, held the Gallup Sun • Friday August 28, 2015


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