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DETOX DILEMMA: City scrambles to find new Gallup Detox Center management. Page 2


NEWS Navajo Nation to leave detox center TRIBE REMAINS TIGHT LIPPED

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s the city scrambles to replace the Navajo Nation Department of Behavioral Health Services, the current entity running Gallup Detox Center, the Oct. 3 deadline given by the tribe looms closer with each passing day. The city sent out an emergency Request For Proposals in the hopes of getting a qualified entity to take over by the deadline. The Nation submitted their termination letter to the city Sept. 3. According to the memorandum between the Nation and the city, the original termination date was set for Oct. 31, 2018. Tr ibal officials remain tightlipped, failing to provide an explanation for their withdrawal. District 2 City Councilor Allan Landavazo said, “the reasons for the Navajo Nation terminating their contract early remain unclear.” Several attempts were made by phone to contact the director of the Gallup Detox Center. The first attempt confirmed the

The entrance to Gallup Detox Center, located at 2205 Boyd Ave. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

“Everyone wants the Detox Center to continue” Landavazo said. “The city will work with whomever to keep it open.” director as Vera John, a clinical director for the Navajo Nation Department of Health. F ur ther attempts were made the next day to speak with John, or a staff member, to discuss the reasons for dissolving their contract early. Staff at the center provided little information. One secretary said over the phone that she couldn’t confirm, or deny, John was the director of the Gallup Detox Center.

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“We’re afraid of getting into trouble by giving out information,” she said. Gallup Detox Center didn’t return a call or provide a statement in response. The city notified three potential operators for the temporary, five-month posit ion: Rehobot h -McK i n ley C h r i s t i a n H o s p i t a l , D r. L a u g ht er, a nd NCI , a l s o

These two men were seen leaving the Gallup Detox Center Sept. 17. Most clients stay overnight and are turned back on the streets the following morning. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

organization to run the center, the city can take its time to look for a company that will take the reins for the long haul. “It won’t be an emergency at that point; we have time to search,” he said. The city will have until March 1 to find a permanent entity to run the detox center. On Sept. 17, it was reported by Kozeliski that the city

This man collapsed near a store on U.S. Route 491. A good samaritan called the Community Service Aid van to pick him and likely transport him to Gallup Detox Center. Photo Credit: David Tom

k now n a s Na’n i h z hooz h i Center, Inc. NCI was the former operator of the facility before the Navajo Nation took over. Proposals were due Sept. 17 at 5 pm. No word yet on who will take over the center, but Navajo Nation Behavioral Health did show the building to at least three potential candidates, Landavazo said. Gallup Detox Center falls in his district. G a l lu p C it y A t t or ney George Kozeliski said with the temporary placement of an

received five to six proposals in response to the emergency RFP. F r a nc i s R o d r i g ue z i n purchasing is handling the arrangements. But, she is out of the office until sometime in the afternoon, at a training, Kozeliski said in an email, near press time.

SOME HISTORY The Navajo Nation has managed the facility since Nov. 4, 2013. Landavazo didn’t know the exact amount the Navajo Nation spent on the center, “but

On the Cover: An intoxicated man comes to rest against a light pole on U.S. Route 491. Photo Credit: David Tom

The Gallup Detox center is a city-owned building and receives funding through reserved unallocated funds from the city and county Liquor Excise Tax. Last year revenue was down by $1 million dollars. County Attorney Doug Decker said, “the city and county set aside only 20 percent of collected revenue about $220,000.” A Gallup Sun Facebook poll revealed that 29 out of 31 people don’t feel that nontribal tax dollars should fund Gallup Detox Center. believes it is over $500,000.” According to the memora ndu m bet ween Ga l lup and the Navajo Nation, facilit y ma intena nce wa s key. The Nation agreed to initial costs of $350,000 to ensure the facility was up to code. Gallup agreed to assist with $320,000 and working with t he cou nt y to prov ide 10 percent each of the Liquor Excise Tax. The former operators of NCI were with the center from the beginning, but they had funding issues, Landavazo said. It’s unclear if they will continue to have funding issues should they take over for the Navajo Nation. To add, Kozeliski said that NCI stripped the center to the walls. “The Navajo Nation has replaced the ceiling tiles,

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SOS pleads not guilty By Andy Lyman NM Political Report

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ecret a r y of St ate Dianna Duran plead not guilty to 64 counts Sept. 15. The ch a r ge s rel a t ed t o u si n g campaign finance money for her personal use: including fraud and money laundering. Duran appeared in person in district court in Santa Fe. She was released on her own recognizance. T he cou r t room f i l led with a small crowd of about 15 people, most ly med ia , watching from monitors in the hallway. Dura n’s attor ney a sked the cour t to dismiss 15, of the 64 charges, for on a variety of reasons ranging from t he loc at ion of t he hea ring to how the New Mexico Attorney General filed the charges. F i r s t Jud ici a l D i s t r ic t Court Judge Glenn Ellington denied the motions to dismiss the charges.

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Secretary of State Diana Duran. Photo Credit: Courtesy NM Political Report

An assistant attorney general, representing the state, a ske d t he cou r t t o deny Dura n the ability to leave the state. He also asked that she not have access to public funds and have no contact with potential witnesses. Elli ng ton sa id Du ra n could leave the state on official business with the permission of the court. Duran w i l l not be per m it t ed t o drink alcohol. She is allowed to speak with members of

her st a f f w it h t he cond ition that she does not speak about her case. The next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 23. After the hearing, Duran left the courthouse just as quietly as she arrived. Duran ma de no com ment to t he media. The Attor ney Genera l’s office did not provide a comment to the media either. It was the first time that Duran was seen in public, si nce ch a r ge s were f i led against her two weeks ago. After New Mexico Attorney G ener a l Hec t or Ba lder a s announced the 64 charges related to misuse of ca mpaign finances, Duran was not present in her office. But, her sta f f ma i nta i ned t hat she kept in contact with the office and remained involved in day-to-day operations. Ma ny have si nce ca l led for Dura n to resign from her position, a nd Democratic law ma ker s c a l l e d fo r t h e H o u s e t o

sta r t i mpeach ment pro ceed i ngs. T wo week s ago, Speaker of the House Don T r ipp, R - Socor ro, a n nou nc e d t he me m b e r s of a specia l com m it tee to consider impeachment. The Legislative Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss funding for the special committee later today. No s t a t e w i d e e l e c t e d off icia l ha s ever been impeached. At the sa me time a s D u r a n’s he a r i n g, t he Legislative Finance Committee voted to approve funds that will pay for the s p e c i a l com m it t e e m a de up of Democratic a nd

Republ ica n represent a tives. The committee would decide whether or not the full House should vote on impeachment. If the House votes to impeach, the full Senate could sit as a jury in a trial to remove Duran from office. New Me x ic o Pol it ic a l Report spoke with Rep. Gail Chasey, D-Albuquerque, one of the impeachment committee’s co-chairs. She said she wasn’t sure exactly how the meeti ngs wou ld be str uct u red, but wa s con f ident that the first meeting would be open to the public. V i s i t : w w w . NMPoliticalReport.com

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Citizen jou rnalists Jacob M., C r y s t a l S ., a n d Valerie S. shot these dramatic photos of a fiery truck crash on Interstate 40, around 3 pm, Sept. 12. No one was hurt i n t he a ccident , except some of the precious cargo of strawberries didn’t fair too well and traffic headed eastbound was snarled for hours.

LBUQUERQUE – A l mu ndo Cr u z Singer, 28, was sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Albuquerque to 75 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his involuntary manslaughter conviction. Singer, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tseyatoh, NM, was arrested on Dec. 16, on a criminal complaint charging him with involuntary manslaughter. He subsequently was indicted on Jan. 8, and charged with killing a man on Dec. 9 while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County. According to court filings, Singer killed a 36-year-old Navajo man who was walking across State Road 118 in Church Rock, by hitting him with his vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol.  Singer fled from the scene of the crash, but was arrested shortly thereafter in Gallup.

On April 17, Singer pled guilty to the indictment and admitted to killing the victim by driving recklessly while under the influence of alcohol. Singer also admitted that because of his intoxication, he was incapable of exercising clear judgment and a steady hand in operating a vehicle, and that he operated his vehicle without using due caution and with a reckless disregard that imperiled the lives of others. This case was investigated by the Crownpoint office of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Mease. 

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NM special ed funding issues run deep By Joey Peters NM Political Report

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s a report from the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office reaffirmed, New Mexico has had serious problems with funding special education in recent years. But the state’s ongoing struggles with special education go deeper than the audit, which found the state underfunded the program by $110 million from 2010-2012. Throughout the years, s t a t e l aw m a ker s h ave clashed with Gov. Susana Martinez on how to fix the problem. The issue goes back to the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act, a landmark federal law passed in the 1970s that mandated public education access to special-needs students. Part of the law requires that every state increase special education money each year, or keep it level from the year before. This ensures the special needs student services are met. Meeting this annual funding formula, known as the maintenance of effort, means the federal government will grant New Mexico roughly $90 million in special education money for

that year. “If we fail to meet it, the federal government takes money out of our regular education program,” said state Sen. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque. The consequences, Stewart said, could mean less special education services

and more mainstreaming of special needs students into classrooms with other students. So far, the federal government has been slow to penalize the state for the problem. New Mexico has had a hard time meeting the federal requirement. This failure began in 2009, under former Gov. Bill Richardson and continued through subsequent

years, coming to light publicly in 2013. To this day, the state Public Education Department uses a different formula than the federal government to calculate

special education funding. Last year, a federal judge denied New Mexico Public

E duc a t ion D e pa r t me nt ’s request to waive a $34.1 million fine in missed special education funding in 2011. The state is appealing that decision. Still, the state Legislature has made efforts to allocate additional money to fix the shortfall. Martinez, however, opted to wait until a court decides whether or not the state must make up the shortfall. T h e go vernor and Legislatu re’s clashing perspectives on special education funding came to a head in 2 014 . T h a t year, the state Legislature a p p r o v e d $1 0 million in extra funding for special education, after recommendations of Legislative Finance Committee analysts. Martinez, however,

vetoed immediate use of that extra money and instead left it in state reserves. “She line-item [vetoed] it out, saying it’s not necessary,” said Stewart, who at the time chaired the Legislative Education Study Committee. “So we were probably $10 million shorter than what was in the budget.” Martinez spokesman Chris Sanchez didn’t return requests for comment for this story before press time. But, the administration’s attitude toward the federal special education funding requirement was on full display at a Board of Finance meeting attended by Martinez in May of 2014. There, state Public Education Department Deputy Secretary Paul Aguilar explained that his department’s special education funding calculations differed with the federal government’s calculation. Aguilar said that the state’s

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MCSO. When Deputy Arnold Noriega walked up to Martinez, he noted in his report that she “was passed out with a beer bottle in between her legs.” The car doors were locked and the vehicle was still in drive. Noriega was able to get into the vehicle and safely pull it off the road. She volunteered to go to Gallup Detox Center and struggled with the field sobr iet y test. The breath test revealed a BAC. of 0.158. Martinez was also charged with an open container, her second offense. Philbert Degarito, 32, Prewitt, NM S e p t . 10 , 5:49 pm 4th DWI MCSO Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai, Jr. was at the right place at the right time when he notice a red Jeep SUV pull out from Albertson’s g rocer y st or y ont o Ea st Highway 66, nearly colliding with traffic. Tsethlikai could smell alcohol when Degarito refused to engage in field sobriety tests. He was booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center for his fourth DWI. His two intoxicated

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in Jamestown. She fled the scene in a silver Chevy Monte Carlo and lead MCSO Deputy Garylie James on a 23 mile chase down Interstate 40 to Grants. The Grants Police Department deployed their spike belt, immediately ending her drunken escapade. Brown refused to take a breath test, earning her an aggravated DWI. She was also charged with aggravated fleeing. Er v i n Joe Nez, 49, Pinon, Ariz. Sept. 12, 12:24 am According to MC S O D e put y Nacona Clark’s report, a quick thinking son pulled his father, Ervin Joe Nez, out of his van to keep him from rendering damage to another vehicle and driving elsewhere. Nez reportedly rammed a white Jeep belonging to a family member. Nez failed the field sobriety tests. His two breath tests revealed a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.06. N a n c y M a r i ne z , 4 8 , Wingate, NM Sept. 12, 3:46 am Martinez was stopped in the slow lane on Interstate 40, which alerted drivers then the

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lcohol and high speed combined likely contributed to a rollover a ccident i n For t Wingate Sept. 12. It’s unclear the extent of injuries that driver Denise Jewel Bedonie, 22, and the passengers riding in her Chevrolet Impala sustained when she flipped it in Fort Wingate. According to the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nacona Clark’s report, Bedonie was traveling southbound on State Highway 400 “at high rate of speed” when she approached a bend and careened between an electric pole and a tree, landing on the vehicle’s roof. B e d o n ie’s b oy f r ie n d Donovan Charley, who was visiting from Phoenix, was unresponsive at the scene and flown to a hospital in Albuquerque for treatment. The report states

the he was later released, but didn’t note his condition. The 5-year-old boy that Bedonie was babysitting, who was fastened in a child carseat at the time of the accident, was admitted to a local hospital. According to Clark’s report, he stated that “his stomach and head was hurting.” Bedonie, who is listed on the repor t as residing in Kayenta, reportedly told Nacona that she had been drinking Vodka that day – two bottles, possibly a fifth each. She was reportedly hospitalized for unknown injuries as well. H o w e v e r, L t . J a m e s Maiorano said the Sheriff’s department wasn’t able to get a blood draw to check her blood alcohol content since she was admitted to the hospital. Bedonie faces child abuse charges, but charges against her for both DWI and child abuse are still pending. NEWS


FUNDING | FROM PAGE 5 formula “factors in schools that are doing great things, moving kids up in special education and improving their status.” “The federal government has chosen to ignore those things, relying on the argument that what we made available at our high-point year, 2009, we should make available in 2014,” Aguilar told finance board members. This led both Martinez and board member Robert Aragon, a former Democratic state representative who changed parties and ran unsuccessfully for state auditor last year, to rant against the federal requirement. “It has nothing to do with the mission of making our special ed kids better,” the governor said. “Having a special needs sister, it is disgusting to think that children can’t learn.” Aragon’s comments verged into an abstract lecture about how he thought the establishment of the federal Education Department violated the U.S. Constitution. He said that the Constitution doesn’t mention education and that the 10th Amendment

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A VITAL INSTITUTION? “Everyone wants the detox center to continue,” Landavazo said. “The city will work with whomever to keep it open.” There are two wrongful death suits filed against the Gallup Detox Center, also naming the City of Gallup and McKinley County as defendants. One case in particular, the death of Harold Lee, 51, is currently being heard in U.S. District Court. Lee was found in the main holding room of the facility, face down and unresponsive June 15, 2014.

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painted, put [in] new flooring, an entire new video security system, furniture, [and] fixtures. When they leave, it will be in 100 percent better shape than when they came in,” Kozeliski said. “The Navajo Nation took on the remodeling of the center and stepped up to the plate.” Several attempts were made to reach Mayor Jackie McKinney for comment, with no response.

Benjamin Yazzie died at the facility Nov. 6, 2014, and his case is at McKinley County District Court. Both men’s cause of death is listed as “acute ethanol toxicity.” Several attempts were made to reach the Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye or Vice President Jonathan Nez through press officer Mihio Manus. In an email from Rick Abasta, OPVP Communications Director, Begaye and Nez were testifying in Washington, D.C. on the Gold King Mine spill. They did not return repeated calls, or emails, to discuss the reasons for the tribe exiting their contract early. They also did not release a public statement concerning the issue, at the time of publication. In the letter to the city and county, dated Sept. 3, Begaye and Nez, stated: “We enjoyed the opportunity given to the Nation to assist the City of Gallup and McKinley County and hope to continue these partnerships in the future on other projects and services for our people.”

says everything not mentioned in the Constitution would be left to the states. “This whole discussion is predicated upon a political payback by Jimmy Carter in 1976 to [the National Education Association] so that he could get their money so that he could run a campaign,” Aragon said, referring to the federal education department. He added that it’s “repugnant when there’s a gun to our head that the federal government would say, ‘You don’t get these moneys unless you do exactly as we say,’ and we have congressmen and senators who represent this state supposedly who won’t fight that issue based on the 10th amendment.” While Martinez maintained that “to this day we have not denied a single special ed child a single service,” others beg to differ. As New Mexico Political Report wrote this week, some advocates lament how local schools don’t mandate training in evidence-based methods like Applied Behavioral Analysis, which is used on students with autism. “Our schools have not invested the resources necessary to help teachers

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passengers were taken to Gallup Detox Center. Humberto Reyes, 52, Laguna, NM Sept. 9, 8:43 pm 2nd DWI Reyes was pulled over by MCSO Deputy Shane Bennett for swerving while traveling southbound on New Mexico Highway 371. Bennett noticed Reyes’ bloodshot and watery eyes and noted the smell of alcohol wafting from the vehicle. There was a “Natural Ice” beer can in the center console and some crushed beer cans next to the intoxicated passenger sitting in the backseat. Reyes blew a 0.14, twice. Nitasha Ly nn Manning, 35, Gallup, NM Aug. 29, 11:10 pm 2nd DWI, aggravated It wasn’t a good night for downtown A r ts Crawl coord inator Nita sha

Manning. She drove right into a DWI checkpoint on Third Street at the intersection of Maxwell. Gallup Police Department Officer Angelo Cellicion st at ed i n h i s repor t that he could smell the “odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle.” During his questioning, Manning told Cellicion that she had two beers, according to the report. There was also an un-open beer in the car. She agreed to take the field sobriety tests and wasn’t able to pass them. During the standing on one leg test she “was swaying from side to side,” almost losing her balance, the report states. As Cellicion placed her under arrest, he asked Manning if she would take a breath test, and Manning “shook her head no,” twice. That earned her the charge of aggravated DWI and suspension of her driver’s license. She is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court Oct. 13.

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OPINIONS

By Joe Schaller

PART 4 IN A SERIES CHAPTER FOUR – SELL A COW, BUY A BULL HAPPINESS ECONOMICS: World Values Survey studies reveal economic as well as individual freedom has been found to exert an independent impact on life satisfaction over and

above the impact on per-capita income levels and other indicators of material well-being. Economic freedom exerts a strong and persistent impact on both individual life control and life satisfaction. LIMITED GOVERNMENT: The primary intent of our Founding Fathers and the U.S. Constitution was to limit the powers of the federal government. FREE MARKET CAPITALISM: Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned. It demands the best of every man, and rewards him accordingly. In a free market men trade their goods or services by mutual consent to mutual advantage, according to

their own independent, uncoerced judgment. Free market success depends on providing quality products and exceptional service, all at a competitive price. Entities that rip off their customers usually wither and die. In a capitalist society all human relationships are voluntary. In contrast to bureaucratic collectivism, capitalism rewards ingenuity, productivity and success – not so for ineptitude, idleness and failure. T H E CA PI TA L ISM / SOCI A LISM DICHOTOMY: Ca pit a l i s m i s volu nt a r y exchange in a free market. Socialism uses force and coercion for redistribution of wealth. Capitalists understand economics, socialists understand squandering. As Winston Churchill put it, “The inherent

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vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.” THE TWO COWS ANALOGY: Socialism: You have two cows. The government takes one a nd gives it to you r neighbor. Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Environmentalism: You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them. Political Correctness: You are associated with (the concept of *ownership* is a symbol of the phallocentric, warmongering, intolerant past) two differently-aged (but no less valuable to society) bovines of

nonspecified gender. P E R S O N A L RESPONSIBILITY: In a capitalist society the price you pay for individual freedom is personal responsibility. Transients from welfare states often have difficulties adapting to the responsibilities of a free society. LIVING WAGE: A euphemism for raising minimum wage as a welfare handout. Real world ‘living’ wage is what you make after a short probationary period during which you have proven yourself to be a dedicated worker with such value to the company that you create negotiation leverage. RIGHTS: A “right” is a moral principle defining and

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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF SEPT. 18-24

Madam G soaks in the last rays of summer and notes the contentious spirit of the Jupiter-Neptune opposition. Watch your ego this month and remember to keep moving forward, but do so with caution. Watch your step for what’s ahead and don’t step on unsuspecting rattlesnakes.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

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Madam G feels the heat from Aries’ warning sign. Your energy is high and full of excitement. You’re in full possession of strength and vigor. This month fuels and energizes you. But, your family requires rest. Take the time for health and release that energy in your morning run.

Madam G sympathizes with the light of Cancer. Your balance and beacon, the moon, is out of commission this month and you’ll feel the full effect. Work is piling up and loves are pulling away. It’s easier for the married water signs, who need not look far for their other halves. Beware of energy drains from those who rely on you.

Work is stressful and weighted by your unusual resentment of others. This is not your true nature. All will be well, take your time and rely on the strength of your loved ones. Don’t let the upcoming arguments get you down. Use the Libra’s balance to sort out any disagreement, hear both sides and make your decision.

This is a weak month for the entrepreneur. This is a rather negative time. Your loved ones are driving you crazy and it’s not all their fault. Do your best to prioritize your life. Make difficult choices. If you’ve experienced issues with drugs or alcohol now is the time to kick the habit and get help.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your business sense will see you through dear Taurus. Ever vigilant in your meticulous records your professional life moves forward. It will cost you emotionally. The up and downs feel unsteady and heart wrenching. This month is full of turbulence, an unwelcome, but needed cleanse.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Watch your energy levels this month Gemini. You may feel dragged in various directions. This is an uneasy time. Everything is as clear as mud, but perhaps less nutritious. You may be clearheaded, but is your heart aligned with your body and soul? Use good sense when judging others and attempt composure.

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This month is difficult for many signs, but you’ll weather it better than most. Your warning investments may not yield what you thought, or in time. But, in the area of personal growth and happiness you will find greatness in a bad situation. Will you meet your soul mate in a fender bender? Did your child get expelled, but the new teacher is cute and single too? Make the most of calamitous situations.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Pull out the sunscreen this is the month of epic failures, adventures, and more. Envy is not for you lovely Virgo. Your earth sign is strong and though the shadows seem greater than usual think clearly and act wisely. This is your time. Enjoy!

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The moon is disengaged and your water sign feels the intense and unpleasant pressure. You feel the opposition and you’re 100% sure they’ll align against you. The benefit is you know your enemies. You’re prepared for attack. Your love requires attention and patience, forget making plans. Be true to yourself, only you Scorpio really understands you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Aquarius September is your lucky month! Your business ventures are looking up and you have so much coming up. You’re balancing family and work. The stakes are high and you need this moment to last. The stars are against you, as they align with opposition. Take your time, but don’t waste it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Keep a clear head and act cautiously. Support is likely non-existent right now. But your main trait is aloofness and this serves you well. Search inward and do your best. Work is tough right now. Threats surround you from all sides. Your love life is looking up in that you’ve crossed all hurdles and can move onward.

Stay focused Pisces. Your hard work and investments are not turning out the way you wish. But it’s not all bad. You must continue forward and press on. It’s important that you stay the course. Your various projects keep you grounded and that’s good. Find peace and joy in your daily routine, but don’t forget you purpose.

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‘God’s blessing’ FELICIA’S FOLLOW UP

Felicia Guliford ran track for Gallup High and University of Tennessee as seen in these undated photos. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Felicia Guliford.

By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent

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f the name Felicia Guliford doesn’t stir any memories for some readers, chances are that they haven’t been in New Mexico for very long or that they are totally disinterested in sports of any kind. For the rest of us that have been here a while and try to keep up with what is happening in our small town, she is one of a kind. There are other athletes from Gallup who have competed well in college, but none come to mind that have even been close to producing the history that Felicia has, in both high school and Division I college. Let me briefly list her high school accomplishments, just for starters. I must fudge a little on this list, but only because Felicia began to be noticed in the eighth grade. That was the year when she helped her cross-country Bengal team win the state title, though she only finished second individually. She made up for that in the spring when she won the 1600m and 3200m, and also was on the winning Medley Relay team for the Gallup High track and field team. By her freshman year in high school, she had settled into an unvarying slate of races, and wins: her cross-country team COMMUNITY

won first, led by her four straight individual wins; and she took firsts in the 800, 1600, and 3200meter races, every year. Twentyfour state championship titles for the years 1997-2002. She was selected as a 3-time All-American and still holds the New Mexico records in the 1600 and 3200meter races. With a history like that, it surprised no one that the University of Tennessee offered her a full-ride scholarship for their program. All of Felicia’s hard work was paying off for her. She called it “God’s blessing” for giving her a strong mind and body. All she took credit for was following up with the hard work necessary to sustain it. As much as Felicia likes to run and compete, her belief and faith in God remains steadfast and most important in her life. A t t he Un i ver s it y of Tennessee, Felicia continued with the same effort necessary in everything she did. A double Major – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Spanish – did not deter her from earning a 3.73 GPA in the first and a 4.0 in the latter, and in 2007 she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was also honored as a South Eastern Region Academic All-American from 2003-07 and was one of the top nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year based on merit, community service, academic, and athletic achievement.

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additionally as the University of Tennessee Student-Athlete of the Year, earned the Lady Vol Community Service Award,

and awarded the Brad Davis SEC Com mu n it y Ser v ice Postgraduate Scholarship, all in 2007. During her five years at Tennessee, she was elected as the co-captain for three years in the Track and Field program and was named the Most Improved Indoor runner in 2005 when she became the Individual SEC Champion in the 3K and 5K. Her team won the Indoor Team Championship in both 2004 and 2005, and were National Indoor Champions in 2006. Felicia became a College All-American in that same year. She also won the Outdoor SEC individual Championship at 5K in 2005. Then it was time for Felicia to rest in her hometown for a while. I know the feeling since I personally feel ready for some rest after just reading through her list of accomplishments. The next two parts of this story will deal with life after Tennessee, coaching and continuing to learn, and adventures of being a wife. and mom, and doctor.

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MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TIRALS: Slick and Efficient, But Unexceptional By Glenn Kay For the Sun

RATING: «« OUT OF 4 RUNNING TIME: 131 MIN. First things first - there are no mazes in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, although there is plenty of running. That might be a little peculiar to series newbies and will also disappoint any labyrinth enthusiasts. Instead, this film picks up right where the original ended, taking its hero on a dangerous journey to find a better life outside his confines. As expected, there are plenty of similarities between this young adult series and other dystopia-themed titles of its genre. While the flick doesn’t offer a whole lot that is new, it is a slick and well-produced effort that, if nothing else, should appeal to its target demographic. After the events of the first film, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) has broken out of the bizarre ma ze world that he once inhabited. Having reached the outside with friends and love interest Teresa (Kaya Scodelario), he is immediately

Dylan O’Brien stars in Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, which opens in theaters Sept. 18. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

picked up by a soldier named Janson (Aiden Gillen). The military man praises the youngsters for breaking free and takes them to a secure location, promising to place them all in safe homes. Of course, there are complications. The protagonists soon find themselves on the run from infected wasteland zombies, and come into contact with Vince (Barry Pepper) and Mary (Lili Taylor), leaders of a resistance movement. Early on, the story builds an effective sense of mystery around Janson and

their new digs. There’s a lot of sneaking around the facility and spying on others, building some tension in the process. As this section of the movie ends, the remainder becomes an extended chase and somewhat episodic in nature. The heav y emphasis on action probably serves the film well and keeps events moving at a brisk pace. The zombies are fast moving and it leads to some very intense sequences, including an exciting struggle in a precariously half-toppled building on top of a cracking

window pane. There’s also a scary bit in which infected parties come to life in a darkened tunnel (it works better if you don’t ask yourself why the leads would decide to go into a passageway filled with dead bodies in the first place). It’s when things slow down that the movie isn’t quite as successful. There are a lot of characters in the movie and not nearly enough time to develop them all. While some segments work well, others feel a bit forced and silly (including a trip to an opium den... remember

kids, drugs are bad!). The relationship between Thomas and Teresa becomes strained as well. It’s handled in a rather obvious and predictable way they don’t spend enough time together in the film for us to really care about their plight. While the action in the climax is handled well, one also can’t help but feel a little let down. It’s no surprise that the film doesn’t resolve anything, merely putting the pieces in place for the next (and presumably final) film. That’s to be expected, but the overall effect leaves one with the feeling that a lot of this tale is superfluous. Still, it’s a slickly produced effort that is more than technically proficient at delivering action. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is not likely to stay in the memory bank for a long while, but it is a perfectly capable picture that will entertain its fan base. Despite some eye-rolling teen drama, underdeveloped new characters and a distinct lack of actual mazes, it’s an efficient action adventure. Maybe they’ll find a way to work a confusing web of passageways into the next one - otherwise they might want to consider simply referring to it as “The Runner” from here on out.

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for September 18, 2015 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

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elcome back for a deta iled look at what’s coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s another busy edition with plenty of good stuff. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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brother of the previous film’s villain vows to kill the protagonists for putting his sibling in a coma, the heroes reunite to take him on. Surprisingly, the movie received largely positive notices. While there were a few who found it overlong and overthe-top, many enjoyed the ridiculousness of the events and called it entertainingly silly. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Russell take on the lead roles.

shot and that the animals were entertaining to watch. The title is narrated by Tina Fey. Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC - The title of this documentary essentially explains exactly what you’ll be getting; an expose of the punk scene in Washington through the 80s that profiles bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. Generally speaking, reaction to the film was positive. While many felt it was almost too specific in its focus, most found it interesting and enlightening. It also features interviews with the likes of Fred Armisen, Dave Grohl and Henry Rollins.

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Cinderella - This live-action Disney retelling of the famous fairy tale follows a poor young woman who, with the help of magic, manages to attend a grand ball and have a prince fall for her (much to the chagrin of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters). Reviews were very strong for Kenneth Branagh’s traditional, irony-free adapt at ion of t he st or y. T he movie stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter and Stellan Skarsgard.

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Love & Mercy - Beach Boy Brian Wilson is the subject of this biopic that uses two different actors (Paul Dano and John Cusack) to portray the man at different points in his life. The story follows the musician from the recording of “Pet Sounds” through his mental collapse and attempts to break free from his therapist’s cont rol l i ng g ra sp. Reviews were very strong for the movie, in particular lauding the work of Dano as the younger version of Wilson. It has been described as having an authentic feel, with the story shaped in an interesting manner by the use of parallel editing. It also stars Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti. Monk e y Kin gd om Disneynature presents another in their line of wildlife feature documentaries. This time, the focus is on a pair of monkeys (specifically, a mother and her newborn) as they attempt to fit in among a group living at the ruins of a temple in Southeast Asia. Overall, critics were positive about this effort. While they felt it hammered its very simple message over the head with no subtlety or nuance, all admitted that it was beautifully

There are a lot of reissues and older titles coming to Blu-ray, so let’s jump right into it. Haven’t picked up that James Bond box set from a couple of years back? Now you can order the latest version, an Amazon Exclusive titled The Ultimate James Bond Collection. It contains all of the movies in hi-def with loads of extras and a slot for the upcoming Spectre when it gets released on disc. Shout! Factory have the horror flick The Legacy (1978) arriving on Blu-ray. The plot involves a pair of interior decorators who are sent to England to work on a creepy old mansion. When the estate family members begin dying mysteriously, the leads do all they can to escape with their lives. Starring Katherine Ross and Sam Elliott, it also features The Who’s Roger Daltrey in a supporting role. The disc contains a new transfer of the film from the original negative and features a couple of interviews with the editor and special effects artist. Kino have several noteworthy Blu-rays, including the Gregory Peck western Billy Two Hats (1974) and the Francis McDormand thriller Hidden Agenda (1990), about corruption in the UK government. There’s also House of Long Shadows (1983) aka House of the Long Shadows, a homage to classic Hammer films featuring Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Kino also have another Gregory Peck effort in the well regarded John Huston

production of the literary classic, Moby Dick (1956). Finally, there’s the Ray Liotta suspense/ thriller Unforgettable (1996) about a man wrongly accused

of murder who takes an experimental drug to experience the memories of other people in order to help him solve the crime. Not to be outdone, budget-friendly distributor Mill Creek are delivering affordably priced Blu-rays of the Kevin Bacon Hollywood satire The Big Picture (1989) and the slapstick comedy Spaced Invaders (1990). They’re putting out DVDs of the classic Crime and Punishment (1935) as well as the comedy/drama Postcards From the Edge (1990), starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine. Finally, B-movie fans can enjoy some campy delights in the atomic zombie flick Creature With the Atom Brain (1955). It’s enjoyably goofy and offers a unique take on the undead genre. Murder, My Sweet (1944), a beloved film-noir based on the Raymond Chandler novel, is coming to Blu-ray via the Warner Archive Collection. Criterion have a Blu-ray of the more recent title Blind Chance (1987). This foreign-language Polish drama from Krzysztof Kieslowski (the Three Colors series) was shot in 1981 but didn’t manage to obtain a release (due to government censorship) until 1987. It follows a man chasing a train. The film shows three different versions of what would happen to his life depending on what happens and shows how a simple decision can take one on a completely different path. The Blu-ray contains a sparkling new digital transfer, an interview with the filmmaker and cut scenes as well as a feature

describing its importance in cinema. If you were eyeing the recent Shout! Factory box set of Halloween films, you can now pick up one of the set’s big selling features on its own. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers - Unrated P rodu ce r’s Cut (1995) is coming out on Blu-ray via LionsGate. It’s a decidedly different version of the film. Apparently, when it was turned in to Miramax, the feature was extensively reedited and reworked. You can now see what all the fuss was about without forking cash over to re-buy the titles you already own. And here’s some interesting trivia about the movie - it features a very early performance from actor Paul Rudd. Also coming from LionsGate is the Miramax studio cut of Richard Stanley’s Dust Devil (1992). Honestly, if you’re curious about the title you should probably seek out the Final Cut disc featuring the director’s cut and workprint version, as this trippy horror movie was also heavily tampered with by the studio before its release.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are some titles that the young ones may be interested in.

Care Bears: Mystery in Care-A-Lot Franklin and Friends: Franklin and the Creepy Clock LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles Monkey Kingdom (Disney documentary feature) Power Rangers: Trickster Treat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Meet Casey Jones! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Shredder Strikes!

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Prodigal Sons and Daughters

By Tom Hartsock Gallup Sun Correspondent

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t occurred to me this week while working on this column that the best reference for writing may well be the Bible. What other work has such a large volume of stories and parables as this ancient text? Whether you believe it or not – I do – the various books represent a very wide array of history, proverbs, and common sense themes. Sunday School last Sunday was a fine example, at least for me. In the Book of Luke, Chapter 15, you can find three parables in 28 short verses, the first two contain only seven verses. The third parable, and the best known, is more detailed. In these parables, Jesus was talking about ‘lost’ things in a Biblical sense, with no mention of sports or extracurricular activity. But there is a correlation to our continuing topic of coaches, good and bad, if your mind is nimble enough. Our topic continues with coaches and parents, who firmly believe their players or children should only follow the path they have had laid out for them and not be allowed to wander from this single road of opportunity. Like lost kids. OK, that may be a stretch, but keep that thought uppermost. This philosophy reverts to earlier years in the history of humankind, where men raised sons in the same profession and wives trained daughters to be just like them. As the human race evolved from hunters/gatherers to metro-sophisticates, it has become a point of disagreement today among mentors and their students. Coaches want players to concentrate on only one sport; parents want every child to get straight A’s and finish college

with a meaningful degree. The athletes are expected to use those talents to become professionals; the academic whizzes to shatter glass ceilings in their meteoric rise to the top. Sometimes the innate nature of the young becomes the deciding factor, though. In today’s society we often call this factor ‘burnout’. It is also known as ‘oppositional defiance’ in some cases, but the more simple ‘prodigal’ is seldom mentioned. Being lost is not something we ever want to admit. By any tag, these factors are aided and abetted by very normal and usual things discussed two issues ago: the wants and needs of each individual. These variables are as different as people are from each other. A third term for these occurrences may be one of plain and simple maturation. As we each grow in age, some of our previous desires don’t become as important as they were. If you haven’t experienced this phenomenon, ask a six-year old what they want to be when they grow up and compare it to an annual check-up in the same vein. Speaking for myself, I discovered what I really wanted to do when I was almost 50. Coaches and parents know these things, yet they can’t seem to relate it to the ones they’re in charge of, the most susceptible victims of their own selfish desires. Both insist, in too many cases, on making others do what they wish they could or would have done when they were younger. In my mind, that approach is wrong with only a few exceptions. Practice or homework are two of those exceptions. Both are necessary but not always in the ways they are approached. They should both be presented in a more tactical way in most cases. Instead we have coaches, teachers and parents who demand physical or mental supremacy more as ‘busy work.’

Athletes do need to stretch their physical limits and the same holds true of minds in the academic arena, but it should become more a work of repeated discipline than just trying to lift bigger weights, so to speak. Pushing an agenda that doesn’t account for individual ability is pointless. Basketball coaches do not put the smallest player under the basket, or the slowest in the guard position. Nor do teachers read Shakespeare to a group of students that do not understand the English language! Or did I just insult ‘common core’? These are not the ‘prodigal’ children after all, only the poorly coached or taught. They may not know exactly what they want, but they usually know what they are capable of doing. It is up to the coach, teacher, or parents to help them do better in that regard. It’s homecoming weekend this Friday at Miyamura. Next Friday it’s Gallup High’s turn and all the girls and boys will look even more beautiful and handsome. I’ll be there looking for you in the bleachers. Wash your face and comb your hair, and we’ll talk!

Gallup Bengals and St. Pius Mix it up

Gallup senior Isaiah Malcolm kicks off to start the game against St. Pius on Sept. 11. St. Pius beat Gallup 30 to 3.

Quarterback Colten Lowley winds up for a pass toward the sidelines against St. Pius on Sept. 11.

Gallup QB Colten Lowley outruns his blockers, but still picks up seven yards against St. Pius on Sept. 11.

Blocking by Sheridan Sandoval (55) on the right, and a bevy of Bengals on the left give Gallup quarterback Colten Lowley plenty of time to find a receiver on Sept. 11.

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Isaiah Malcolm catches a pass for yardage in the first quarter of the game against St. Pius on Sept. 11.

Colten Lowley gains yardage on Sept. 11 after finding his receivers well covered. Photos By Tom Hartsock

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LEXICON | FROM PAGE 8 sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right (all the others are its consequences or corollaries): a man’s right to his own life. C L E A N CA PI TA L I S M : Along with short lifespans the world before the industrial age of capitalism was one of unsanitary stench and disease highlighted by horse manure, unwashed sweaty bodies, kerosene, outhouses, sewage, dust, mud and pest infestation. Smoke from open fires choked cities, forests were stripped of trees and most of the crops went to feed working animals. ‘TRICKLE DOWN’ THEORY: A straw man fallacy. It cannot be found in even the most voluminous and learned histories of economic theories. SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS: Argues that economic growth can be most effectively created by lowering barriers for people to produce (supply) goods and services as well as invest in capital. This is done with tax cuts and deregulation. “Build it and they will come.” TA X CU TS INCREA SE REVENUE: Under Coolidge, Kennedy, Reagan and Gingrich, lowering federal taxes resulted in increased tax revenues. TA XED ENOUGH A LREA DY: Ta x the r ich? Already done it. America’s taxes are the most progressive in the world. That means

our top 10 percent pay a much higher share of the tax burden than the upper classes in other countries do. That’s not all; we also have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. MONOPOLY: The exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. The most monopolistic institution that has ever existed is the US government. That may be why federal worker salary and benefits average well over $120,000, double the private-sector average of just over $60,000, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. FREE TRADE vs PROTECTIONISM: Nearly all economists agree that freer trade improves productive efficiency and offers consumers better choices, and in the long run these gains are much larger than any effects on employment. The real effect of protectionism is to increase monopolies under the premise of a ‘trickle down’ benefit. S C H O O L VOUC H E R S : Market competition among private schools leads to increased student ach ievement a nd decreased education costs. In regions of low performing public schools, vouchers provide ‘opportunity scholarships’ for parents to pick the private schools of their choice to enroll their children. If there was any district in America that needed a voucher system it would be GMCS. Labor unions and bureaucrats will have nothing of it.

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FUNDING | FROM PAGE 7 support students with disabilities, especially those with challenging behaviors,” said Tara Ford, an attorney with Pegasus Legal Services for Children. New Mexico’s special education proficiency levels also remain low. According to state education department data, students with disabilities averaged 10 percent proficiency in reading and math and a 25 percent proficiency level in science during the 2013-2014 school year. Perhaps the most important facet of the problem involves the parents of special needs students. Many parents aren’t aware of the nuances of the system that funds their children’s education. “People on the ground don’t understand,” said Liz Thomson, a former state representative who works with special needs

students and raised an autistic son. Most school employees also “don’t have a clue what it looks like,” she said. T hom s on s p ent t h r e e decades working in public schools as a physical therapist for children with growth motor problems, which often includes students with cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome. She currently does this in Jemez Valley Public Schools. Thomson said accountability for tracking how special education money is spent is virtually non-existent. She’d like to see special education in New Mexico receive its own fund rather than a part of the general fund. “A number of school districts use it for other things,” Thomson said, citing spending special education funding on textbooks and athletic equipment as examples. While confusion remains over how the funding works,

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR SEP. 18 - SEP. 24, 2015 FRIDAY SEPT. 18 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR (SEPT. 10-20) It’s oil and gas day at the New Mexico state fair, along with a science and technology demonstration. Learn something new it’s fun and interesting. Also, celebrate the Parade of champions with livestock from New Mexico’s youth. Open 10 am-9 pm. Located at 300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-222-9700 for pricing and information. INGHAM CHAPMAN GALLERY UNM-Gallup invites you to the Ingham Chapman Gallery for selections from the Tamarind Permanent Collection – the art of Valerie Roybal. Gallery hours 10 am- 5pm. Location: 705 Gurley Ave. Art Talk at 5:30 pm COMPUTER CLASSES The library is offering a free Intermediate Microsoft Excell (2010) computer training from 2-4 pm at the Octavia Felin Library. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required at the Front Desk call (505) 863-1291 at the Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. DROP-IN FILMS Tonight’s feature: The Muppet Movie. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. All ages. CROP HUNGER WALK FUND RAISER SUPPER A soup & salad supper will be held at the Community Pantry from 4:30 pm -7 pm. Come and enjoy a smorgasbord of soups and salad fixings (many form the pantry’s Hope Gardens) for only $5, a beverage and dessert included. Located at: 1130 Hasler Valley Road, across from the Gallup Community Service Center. For more information contact Shafiq Chaudhary: 505-227-7424. LIVE MUSIC The Pat n Mike variety show to perform 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. LEGENDS FROM THE SKY Starts at 5 pm. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Not Rated. SATURDAY SEPT. 19 SATURDAY STORIES Start your Saturday mornings off right with an interactive story time for children of all ages and their families. Each week will feature songs

as well as books, at least one puppet story, and include a short craft or activity at the end. Starts 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. RITUAL AND TRADITIONAL HISPANIC FOLK MUSIC The Library will host Dr. Cipriano Vigil as he presents Hispanic folk music and other traditional songs. He will take the audience back to the encircling institutions where village rituals bound families and neighbors together in responsibility for each other. The program is free and part of the Latino Americans program: 500 Years of History. For more information call (505) 8631291 or email mdchavez@galllupunm. gov. Event begins at 2 pm. Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. FREE RANGE Free Range to perform bluegrass and country from 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. SUNDAY SEPT. 20 OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Sunday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni; Library room. NATIONAL VETERAN’S CONFERENCE UNM-Gallup presents the student veterans association. Empowering Native American Veterans to speak with one voice to shape policy. Golf Tournament from at 8 am- 2 pm. Gourd Dance beings at 5 pm. Location: Isleta Resort & Casino Pueblo of Isleta 11000 Broadway BLVD SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105. For more information contact Marvin Trujillo, (505) 366-1560, or email 01twineagle@gmail.com. MONDAY SEPT. 21 INTRODUCTION TO POWERPOINT COMPUTER The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of September at the Octavia Fellin Library, at 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-

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129, or email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Main Branch 115 W Hill Ave. TUESDAY SEPT. 22 CITY OF GALLUP The city of Gallup is having a city council meeting from 6 - 8:30 pm. Agendas will be available at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Location: City Hall. 110 West Aztec Avenue. For more information call (505) 863-1254. 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. Craft: Balloon Ping Pong. GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS The Gallup-McKinley County Schools will host a Board of Education Meeting. Begins at 4 pm at Twin Lakes Elementary, N. HWY 491 Twin Lakes, NM 87301. PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE Please check with your child’s school for exact time. For more information call (505) 721-1000. TOURING SOUTHWEST Joshua Kloyda to perform as he tours the southwest from 8-10 pm, at Coal Street Pub, 303 W, Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. WEDNESDAY SEPT. 23 TODDLER TIME An active and energetic program for toddlers (2-4), featuring music, movement, rhythm, and stories. Starts at 10:30 am, Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. MAKER’S CLUB A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing (Ages 7 and up). Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. This Week: Bubble Science. INTERFAITH CANDLELIGHT PRAYER AND VIGIL Join the Interfaith community for a candlelight prayer vigil to take place at the Courthouse Square between 6:30- 7:30 pm. All are invited to this time of simple prayer and to seek guidance for our country in addressing the challenges of climate change, justice, and the growing economic disparity from environmental degradation. Location: Courthouse Plaza Square, downtown Gallup on Aztec Ave. For more information contact Pat Sheely, (505) 722-756.

OPEN-MIC-NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 8-10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY SEPT. 24 MICROSOFT WORD BEGINNER’S COURSE The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of September, at the Octavia Felin Library at 2-4 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. You can register at the library Front Desk, call (505) 863-1291, or email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov at the Main Branch 115 W. Hill Ave. CRAFTY KIDS Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Make: Tissue Roll Elephant. CITY OF GALLUP The city of Gallup is hosting a Neighborhood Meeting with Councilor Fran Palochak, District 4. This is a great place to share ideas and address concerns. Meeting takes place from 6 – 8 pm, at the Tobe Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr. Movie: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Starts at 5 pm. El Morro Theater, 207 West Coal Ave. Rated PG-13. ONGOING MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Call McKinley County Human Society to schedule your pets spay or neuter surgery. Discounted pricing for low income pet owners every Wednesday. Call for appointments (505) 863-2616. Thank you for getting your pets fixed to reduce our local pet overpopulation. MCKINLEY COUNTY AREA QUILTER’S GUILD Come join us, or just drop by and enjoy hospitality. Our quilting bees are every Tuesday starting at 9 am to 9 pm; and Thursday from 9 am -9 pm. The Bee Room is located in the Larry Brian Mitchel center at 705 Montoya BLVD. For more information, please contact Virginia Gustafson (505) 879- 3001. HISTORIAS DE GALLUP The Library is collecting oral histories from people in the community. Historias de Gallup will focus on Hispanic History in the area and stories that will give listeners a picture of Gallup in the past. Anyone interested in participating should contact the library to schedule an interview time. For more information, please call the library (505) 863-1291, or email mdchavez@gallup.gov. Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.

COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am -12 pm Tue - Fri. The pantry is located, at 1130 E. Hasler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention call (505) 726-8068 or when visiting ask for Kenworth Jones. FIRST INDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH Monday Night Back to Basics Bible Class, Red Hills Trailer Park recreation center 7 pm; Tuesday Family Bible Study FIBC 501 S. 3rd St., 6 pm; Sunday Worship and Prayer at FIBC 501 S. 3rd, 10:30 am. Contact: Pastor Robert Fontenot (505) 906-2808 / fibcgallup@gmail.com / www.fibcgallup. weebly.com SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD MEETING The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on the first Monday of each month from 3-5 pm. Location: The Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call. Bill Bright at 722-0039. GALLUP SOLAR MEETINGS Interested in learning more about solar energy? Come to a Gallup Solar meeting, held the 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 fundraisers 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. SAVE THE DATE The Gallup-McKinley Humane Society presents the Great Gatsby Bow Meow Gala Dinner & Dance fundraiser Oct. 17, starting at 6 pm at Red Rock Park Auditorium. Tickets will be sold at Humane Society and Mystique Salon and Day Spa.

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