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NEWS Three out-of-state candidates vying for Gallup chief of police position By Chrissy Largo Sun Correspondent


hree potential candidates met with City of Gallup officials and community members to address their interest in the position of chief of police with the Gallup Police Department during a meet and greet at the Second Streets Event Center Dec. 1. The selected candidate will fill the shoes of retiring Police Chief Robert Cron. The finalists names are Jeffrey Powell, from the City of Palestine Police Department in Pa lestine, Texa s, Er ic Rubin, from the Denver Police Department in Denver, Colo., and Fred Thompson, from Valley City Police Department in Valley City, ND. “Obviously the chief of police is a very important position for the city,” City Manager Maryann Ustick said. “We are sorry to see our chief of police retire and we just want to make sure we find someone that can fill his very big shoes. As you can see, we are doing a pretty comprehensive process and involving the community.” The course of action of hiring a chief of police position

The three finalists that are in the hunt for Gallup Police Department’s chief of police position. From left: Eric Ruben, Jeffrey Powell, and Fred Thompson. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock

involves the tedious interviewing process of three panels: law enforcement, city management and citizen panel. These panels are made up of representatives from business communities comprised of various industries, and city officials within Gallup. Upon completion of the interviewing process, each panel will submit a recommendation for occupancy of the position and a background check will be processed. A negotiation of a contract and salary will follow and it should 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com



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take several weeks before a candidate is recommended. “There is a good amount of experience from community members and city staff on these panels and I think that it will be a good thorough process,” District 2 City Councilor Allan Landavazo said. “In the end, whoever is chosen, will serve our community well.” A f ter 23 yea r s of law enforcement experience, and a Marine Corps veteran from 1986 to 1990, Jeffrey Powell quickly transitioned into the field of law enforcement. His career started at the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, TX as a jailer and sheriff’s deputy. In early 1994, he moved to Palestine, TX and started his career as a patrolman for eight years and worked his way up to assistant chief for the Palestine Police Department. He has a Master of Science degree in Applied Criminology and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. “What interested me about Gallup is, I’m fairly adventurous and new cultures and a mix of peoples is nothing scary to me,” Powell said. “I look at this as an opportunity to work with the community, and I am fairly big on community policing. I am really big on the officers treating the folks right on the

day-to-day operations and that’s what I would expect as new chief of police.” On Jan.1, Eric Rubin will celebrate his 30 years of employment with the Denver Police Department; however, he hopes to fill the position as chief of police to “Where I am leading an organization, in order to apply what I’ve learned, while learning from others at the same time and that is how I see this position,” Rubin said. Originally from Southern California, he moved to the suburbs of Denver with his parents at a young age. His interest in law enforcement started in high school as an explorer cadet and since then he has gained more than 33 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to his employment with the Denver Police Department, he worked for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department in Centennial, Colo., as deputy sheriff on the patrol division from 1983 to 1985. Before that, he worked within the same entity, as a crime analyst from 1982 to 1983. He has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. His hobbies include exercising (strength training and running), hiking, photography, and graphics. He currently holds the position as captain of police with the city and county of the Denver Police Department. “What I emphasize is valuing the people that you work with because ultimately at the end of the day, they are the ones who get this job done on behalf of our communities,” Rubin said. “I think that it is critical that they have a say, and that they have great experiences.” Fred Thompson started his law enforcement career in New Jersey in the early 1970s, in a small town called Milltown, as a reserve police officer for five years. While on vacationing in Las Vegas, he met his future wife and he eventually moved Las Vegas, NV. He worked part-time

as a security guard at the Silver Nugget Casino and one night he helped assist a police officer from the North Las Vegas Police Department on a burglary call. Thompson captured the burglar and later received a letter of commendation from the NLVPD in which he was employed with for two years. He moved on to work for the Henderson Police Department in Henderson, NV, which at the time was as a small town of 90-square miles and a population of 34,000 people. Twentynine years later, the town grew to 110-square miles and a population of 280,000 people. Thompson said he had a “ringside seat to observe and work in an area that had significant growth.” In June of 2012, he retired from the Henderson Police Department as rank of captain, part of an early retirement buyout program offered by the city of Henderson. He was eventually hired by the Valley City Police Department in Valley City, ND., with a population of 7,000 people. He became assistant emergency manager, which gave him ample experience in homeland security affairs. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and has an Associate’s Science Degree in Criminal Justice. “I look forward to having the opportunity to come down to Gallup. It is a nice little town, there is a lot of activity there and stuff to keep you interested,” Thompson said. “I’m used to a large department and the challenges of a large department and Valley City doesn’t have it. So, I am looking for a bigger, better challenge in my career.” During that evening, Mayor Jackie McKinney applauded all three candidates interest in the Gallup community. “There’s nothing like it. We are very proud of our community,” he said. “You are in the most patriotic small town in America so, welcome to Gallup and we are looking forward to the interview process.” NEWS

HK Advertising proposes marketing plan to Lodger’s Tax Committee By Chrissy Largo Sun Correspondent

“I’d like to see the tourism of Gallup explode. I really feel that we have a lot to offer here,” District 3 City Councilor and Lodger’s Tax Committee member Yogash Kumar said to a handful of community members during the Lodger’s Tax Committee’s regular quarterly meeting held Dec.1. In order to do just that City Manager, Maryann Ustick and David Hinkle, president of the Gallup-McKinley County C h a m b e r of C o m m e r c e , selected HK Advertising, an advertising agency based out of Sante Fe to discuss implementation of a strategic marketing plan for the city of Gallup. With partnership efforts from the city and the Chamber, a nd a f ter apply i ng for a grant last year, both entities received word at the beginning of October that they were awarded a $40,000 match

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grant from the State Tourism Association. “I think it will help us tremendously in terms of being more strategic in what we fund, how we fund, and how we advertise the effectiveness of our advertising we are doing,” Ustick said. Cindy Tanner, a native of Gallup, and member of the Lodger’s Tax Committee for about five years, explained that she and her husband are

in the Native American art business; however, she thinks that Gallup’s biggest asset, the Intertribal Ceremonial, has been slowly dwindling. “I’d like to see that change, but I don’t know how we can do that,” she said. “I’ve been involved four years with that, personally, the exhibits and artists that come into play.” Dave Hayduk, CEO of HK Advertising, and James Glover of the Idea Group of Santa

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High hopes for big payday crushed

Ivan Brodie

Lavina Sam

Reynelda Sam

Simmon Antonio

By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor

According to the police report, Lavina Sam, a former theater employee, yelled at the two men to let Antonio go, and so they did. It was at this time one of the workers recognized that Reynelda Sam was also a former theater employee. Meanwhile, Gallup Police Department Detective Nicola Martinez described Brodie, 38, as a big guy that was showing all the signs of intoxication during the incident. He was booked for intent to commit a violent felony. The police had yet to arrest his three accomplices, and by the next day, a sober Brodie was ready to talk to detectives. “He told us where we can locate them,” Martinez said. Brod ie’s th ree accomplices were found holed up at Casamera Apartments and booked for one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of attempted robbery. Martinez said she learned that it took the trio some persuasion to convince Brodie to help them with the robbery, but despite reservations, he decided to join in on their ill-fated plans. He later claimed that he was intoxicated and barely remembered his part in the debacle, adding that his role was supposed be that of “the look out.” So, what prompted the trio to attempt to rob their former employer? Martinez said they possessed


s two Red Rock 10 theater employees counted down company cash at the end of business hours, around 10:30 pm Nov. 28, a knock on the door quickly turned a routine task into a dangerous one as Ivan Brodie, who disguised his face with a blue bandana, attempted to strong arm his way toward some easy cash pickings with the help of a thieving pal waiting nearby. But things didn’t go as planned for either man. The employee that answered the door screamed for help. And help quickly came. The other employee in the count room, and another employee in the area, along with a theater customer subdued Brodie, dashing his hopes of a big payout. Brodie’s accomplice, Simmon Antonio, 27, fled from the theater on foot, heading westbound, but he wasn’t making a clean getaway – two theater employees were hot on his trail. One of them men managed to topple Antonio. And he was caught, well, at least for a moment. As the men worked on subduing Antonio, a white Chevy S10 Trailblazer that was cruising the area pulled up to the scene, and out stepped passenger Lavina Sam. Her sister, Antonio’s fiancé Reynelda Sam, waited for them in the vehicle.


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Staff Reports Sammie Duboise, Jr. 11/14, 12:10 am Aggravated DWI Duboise, 36, of Grants was pulled over while McK inley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s Office Deputy Merle Bates was working the DWI Task Force Patrol. Duboise was driving 84 mph down southbound State Highway 602. He showed all the signs of intoxication and fumbled to pull his driver’s license from his pocket. He was booked for an aggravated DWI for blowing .18 and .16 – more than twice the legal limit – during the Breath Alcohol Content test. Stephanie Leann Womble 11/13, 3:09 am 2nd DWI Womble was lucky that no one wa s hur t, except her, when she wa s d r iv i ng her Buick Ver a no a nd crashed into a parked, blue Ford 4x4 F150 pickup truck. She flipped her vehicle and airbags were deployed. When Gallup Police Depar tment Officer Daniel Brown arrived on scene, Womble had already climbed out of the vehicle, leaving behind traces of blood. Brown later caught up with Womble, thanks to the help of her sister. Womble told the officer that she had been partying at some nearby apartments and had drank “about a 6-pack of beer prior to driving,” according to the police report. Womble, 27, also had a swollen face and laceration on her chin. At a local hospital, she received stitches to her chin, and a blood draw to determine her Blood Alcohol Content. The result of the test is pending. Layne Platero 11/11, 10:54 pm Aggravated DWI, 2nd M C S O D e p u t y Loren zo Guerrero came to the aid of another deputy that NEWS

was having a difficult time getting Platero, 38, to stop his vehicle after blowing through a stop sign. After the deputy got him to stop and placed him in his patrol unit, Platero refused to cooperate with deputies by not answering questions, according to the report – except for one. Guerrero asked him if he would to take breath test. On the second request, he told the deputy “I am not taking your breath test, I would rather take the piss test I suggest.” He was taken to a local hospital for medical clearance before being booked into McKinley County Adult Detention Center. He is facing a slew of other charges, including resisting/ evading, driving with suspended license, and open container. EdCharles Etsitty 11/5, 6:59 pm Aggravated DWI Thanks to the calls coming in from other drivers, who witnessed Etsitty swerve across l a ne s wh i le traveling south on U.S. Route 491 with no headlights on, MCSO Deputy Tammy Houghtaling was able to get the situation quickly under control with the help of State Police. He struck an electric pole across from Gas Max and winded up in a nearby ditch. Houghtaling arrived at the scene and noticed Etsitty, 25, trying to start his vehicle, which had sustained front end damage. Etsitty smelled of alcohol, and

he admitted to the deputy that he drank half a pint of Whiskey about 30 minutes before the crash. He blew a BAC of .20 and .19 during the breath test. Ernestine Henry 10/31, 8:15 am Aggravated DWI, 2nd M C S O Deputy Merlin B e n a l ly w a s on routine p a t r ol w h e n he learned of a “vehicle crash” at the old Red Mesa store at 30 Yatahey loop. When he arrived, he discovered Henry, 33, passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle still running. He confirmed that she hit the pole, and that’s where the vehicle came to rest. She didn’t fare well on the field sobriety tests and refused to take breath tests to determine alcohol content, earning her an Aggravated DWI. Jeannie James 10/31, 1:40 am Aggravated DWI Ja me s, of Winslow, Ariz, wa s swer ving down east Highway 66 when she caught the a t t e nt ion of GPD Officer Chanelle Preston. James, 53, didn’t do so hot on the field sobriety tests, but seemed cooperative. However, she blew a BAC of .21 - twice, earning her an Aggravated DWI.

He mentioned Rebecca Latham, tourism cabinet secretary, who developed the “New Mexico True” campaign, which has over 30 communities participating. “She created a brand that was uniquely New Mexico, that all of our cities and towns of New Mexico share,” Hayduk said. “She also created a brand that differentiates us from the competition.” Branding is a term that represents a company’s market identity by who they are, what they do and what do they have to offer. He explained that “true campaign is working for our cities across New Mexico because the traveler now u nder st a nd s wh at New Mexico” is all about and what they can do. In return, it brings more economic revenue to their communities. Glover added that it is really a combination of pulling assets together, which is part of their

PAYDAY | FROM PAGE 4 the faulty notion that the Red Rock 10 had a weak security system, for starters. “They had this belief that the cameras didn’t work,” she said. “Unfortunately for them the cameras did work.” The warrants for the suspects arrest gleaned even more information for each individual’s motive to participate in the robbery. According to the affidavit for arrest, Lavina Sam, 21, told Martinez that she planned the robbery after learning where the money was kept and counted. She also said that she was planning the robbery with Brodie alone, but Antonio wanted to join in the robbery “because he wanted to beat up

task and letting people know what we have. “The branding elements is part of delivering on the promise,” said Glover. “We can make all sorts of claims to people to come to Gallup and advertise the heck out of it, but what happens when they get here. And do they have an experience that blows them away?” One scope of work that will be initiated within the marketing plan will be to develop a travel website. “Websites are number one on the travelers mind and how it is responsive to the mobile phone,” Hayduk said. “Travelers are using tablets and mobile phones right and left.” Part of their marketing plan is evaluate what works and does not work Glover said. “What we really want to do with this is, is to bring in some great minds to help us to boil down our image and who we are, what we are,” Hinkle said. A final plan will be presented at a future City Council meeting for approval. one of the workers that was saying bad things about his new baby and his family,” the affidavit states. Reynelda Sam, 25, denied involvement, although in the affidavit, Brodie told Martinez that she called him and said she had a “snatch and grab” planned. Antonio and the Sam sisters made bail the same day they were booked. They were each held on a $5,000 cash/ surety bond. The trio have their arraignment hearing at Magistrate Court Dec. 15. However, Brodie has yet to post bail as of Dec. 3, according to a jail official. He’s being held at McKinley County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 cash only bond. He has a preliminary hearing at Magistrate Court Dec.The 9. Family Loves It is World, Out of th , Wood FinrePizza! ve O ck ri B

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NN Fish and Wildlife seeking public’s help – Raptors being killed for their tail feathers Staff Report


h e Na v a j o Na t i o n Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking information regarding the illegal killing of multiple hawks and a falcon in northwest New Mexico. Our office was notified on Nov. 10 that several dead hawks had been found dumped on the side of a dirt road near Tohatchi. A total of eight birds were

recovered by NNDFW Wildlife Conser vation Officers, and include three Fer r uginous Hawks, four Red-Tailed Hawks, and one Prairie Falcon. All birds were confirmed to have been shot and all were left on the side of the road with their tail feathers removed. Although the birds were dumped in the vicinity of Tohatchi, it is possible that the poaching occurred elsewhere or at several locations. Given the condition of the

ca rca s ses, t he bi rd s were probably all taken within a day or two of each other and likely on the same day (around the 9th or 10th of November).

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Navajo Nation’s greatest environmental health hazard. Fuel poverty is the state of being unable to afford heating one’s home adequately. A lmost unknown in Europe in 2006 the World Health Organization claims renewable energy costs in Europe now take tens of thousands of lives every winter. The solution is affordable energy from fossil fuels, thus the silence of green activists. CL I M AT E COM PU T ER MODEL QUANDARY (CCMQ): Climate scientists have just one method to measure global CO2 impact, computer models. Analysis of 73 computer model predictions over the past 30 years revealed an average global warming overstatement of three to four times what occurred in the real world. All

73 overshot the mark. A gambler would likely become quite wealthy by betting on the opposite of whatever predictions are made by the climate crisis industry. M EDI EVA L & ROM A N WARM PERIODS (MWP & RWP): Numerous scientific studies reveal several centuries with global temperatures higher than our current above average temps. Warm periods are marked by agricultural booms and elevated biomass. GLOBAL GREENING: The ‘CO2 fertilization effect’ is the fact that rising carbon dioxide levels are making plants grow better. Satellite data shows there has been roughly a 14% increase in the amount of green vegetation on the planet since 1982, especially in arid tropical


areas. Reduced world malnourishment due to higher crop yields has also been measured. LITTLE ICE AGE (LIA): 300 year global cooling anomaly circa 1500-1700 marked by agricultural and fishing decline, famine, plague and pestilence. POLAR VORTEX: A large pocket of very cold air sitting over the polar region during the winter. ‘Proof’ of global cooling and impending ice age in the 1970s. GLOBAL WARMING PAUSE (GWP): After 300 years of warming since the Little Ice Age, NASA and NOAA satellite data reveals nearly 19 years without warming. Computer model experts scratch their tin foil hats in bewilderment. Objective scientists agree the current El Nino pattern will

likely end the pause with a few years of natural warming. H U R R I C A N E PA U S E (HP): Hurricane activity is Al Gore’s signature indicator for extreme climate. The NOAA and National Hurricane Center report the US is at an all-time record (records back to 1851) for no major hurricanes (category 3 or above) over the past ten years. The previous longest pause was eight years between 1860-1869. ANTARCTIC ICE RECORD (AIR): NASA satellite records reveal the Antarctic Sea ice levels continue to set record highs, baffling climate bureaucrats. E X T R E M E C L I M AT E ANOMALIES: The 1940-1942



Well, the numbers are in and you’re broke. You blew your winnings and bank account on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and to feel like a better person—Giving Tuesday. Madame G suggests sipping tea before reviewing the credit card damage. You can always pick up extra work doing surveys online. As they say: “keep calm and carry on.” Good luck!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

It’s best to use your head this month. Your agitation picks up and the restless bugs rush out. It might be time for a quick trip down south. San Diego is lovely this time of year. Drink your beers on the beach and stretch out your toes on the shore. Enjoy your time and let the sun cleanse your soul. It’s the perfect time to discover what makes you tick.

Your shell is thicker than water, right now. It may feel good to fire your first client or shave your head. But this is not 2007 and you’re not Britney Spears. Respect your fellow man or woman and smile. It’s the holiday season. That means Christmas and New Years are just around the corner.

It’s been a rough few weeks. You’re doing the best can and it’s good. But, beware the Grammar Nazi is on your trail. It’s in your best interest to do what you do best — enjoy life. Work belongs at work. Your home life is meant for passion. Madame G suggests finishing that novel or macaroni sculpture from middle school. Seize the day!

You may have drunk a full quart of Shiraz at the Thanksgiving table, but not all is lost. Everyone had a fabulous time. Do your best to carry on. Maybe they didn’t notice how you wobbled out the door. You had a superior designated drive. You win the prize for responsibility. Madame G salutes you for saving a life. You’re a HERO!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Steady does it Taurus. You may want everything in sight, but it’s best to visit the bank. All will be well, if you keep doing your best. Take the dogs for a walk and enjoy that Merlot because it’s going to be a long night. Christmas is just around the corner and the kids have decided on the most expensive gifts. At least crafts are in this year.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Is that your other half, or your reflection? Madame G suggests accepting what you have and enjoy it. Not all that glitters is gold. It’s been a good month and you’re happy to take on the added responsibility. Don’t forget, life is not always what it seems. Sometimes dreaming big is good. But there are times it’s best to live and love the one your with.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Dear Leo, you’re amazing. Keep in mind that your fragile ego is not the issue. It’s not okay to take down others for your self-aggrandizement. It’s hard to be true to yourself when you’re incapable of change. Remember it’s not that the customer is always right, but they’re always honored. Keep a cool head. That’s an order.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) “Life is but a dream,” or so the saying goes. But you know life is more than a dream. It’s full of reality, intricacy, and challenges. Don’t neglect yourself this month dear Virgo. Of all the signs you controlled your spending this month. Congratulations! In celebration take yourself out for a mani/pedi. Maybe a new haircut is in order. You deserve it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Don’t worry — it’s you, naturally. Some love and others hate you, but no one disputes your effective energy. You’re definitely in charge. It’s in your essence or power. You may require a little motivation and encouragement this week. But, the boss has your back. Remember no one thinks about you as much as you think they do. And if they do—they’re afraid.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) This is your month. You’re searching for that perfect path. It doesn’t exist. Like Virgo perfection drives your motives. Though not all who wonder are lost, a little direction never killed anyone. It also helps weary travelers. Traversing the path alone is well, lonely. Don’t give up. The answers are out there. Bon voyage!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Well, hang in there. Everything will be fine, but it’s best you use your head. Times are tough and as you know its just part of life. You lost everything at that poker table, your car, wife, and even the family dog. Your partner will be back to say: “I told you so.” Monkhood looks enticing right about now. There’s a sect of Buddhist monks in Sipapu. They’re nice and live cheap too.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Everyone knows your sensitive, but this is ridiculous. What’s wrong with you? Be happy with what you have or let it go. As far as science knows, there’s no such thing as a time machine. Be present and live in the here and now, or you’ll wake up and wish you had. Children grow up and move on. It’s in your best interest to stay in touch, or get left out.

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LEXICON | FROM PAGE 7 El Nino event created exceptionally low and high temperatures globally. There is only one decade that truly stands out over the past 100 years for extreme climate though. In the US, the 1930s had nearly as much extreme weather as all the other decades combined. GL OB A L MOR TA L I T Y R ATES FROM EXTREME WEATHER: Have steadily declined by a whopping 95% since the 1920s when carbon dioxide emissions were more than ten times less than today. That from the International

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Disaster Database. Alarmists claim 1950 to be the threshold year for the initial impact of elevated CO2 on climate. GL OB A L MOR TA L I T Y RATES FROM CO2: Since we are still awaiting the trends in climate change predicted by 30 years of complex computer models the number of deaths from elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide remains at zero. GL OB A L MOR TA L I T Y RATES FROM RENEWABLE ENERGY: The World Health Organization estimates the fuel poverty caused by skyrocketing wind and solar energy rates is responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths

annually in Europe alone. While the US has reduced CO2 emissions thanks to natural gas fracking, Europe has not and are even on the rise as they return to coal following the devastating economic disaster of their failed massive wind and solar projects. RENEWA BLE ENERGY FOOTPRINT: REF is t he economic devastation, fuel pover ty, indoor air pollution, cancer villages, habitat destruction, millions of annual wildlife deaths, rural and coastal blight all associated with solar and wind energy. The brunt of this massive footprint is borne by the world

poor, weak and less fortunate. Despite being presented with this knowledge the Sustainable Gallup Board congregation persists in their costly starry-eyed solar crusade. KILOWATT HOUR kWh: The method for measuring energy subsidies is dollars per kWh of power produced. US solar/wind subsidies are more than 100 times higher than fossil fuels and even higher in Europe. G R E E N J O B CANNIBALISM: GJC means spending billions of dollars to destroy two jobs for every one created while dramatically raising the costs of energy along the way, as witnessed in Europe for over a decade. Spain’s massive solar and wind projects promised thousands of so-called green jobs yet only killed productive industries, resulting in the unemployment rate rocketing from 8% in 2007 to 26% (and still rising) forcing a moratorium on solar farms and drastic cuts in subsidies. GREEN DENIAL SYNDROME: GDS is a form of psychological pathology of those who deny the existence of CCMQ, MWP, RWP, LIA, GWP, HP, AIR, REF and GJC. Those who deny empirical scientific, economic and historical data while claiming to have a special knowledge are known as charlatans, con artists, frauds and quacks. CLEAN ENERGY: Does not exist. CLEAN CHINA? Nuclear energy is cleanest, safest and among the most practical. As

the US quietly closes nuclear reactors, China plans to build over 100 in the next decade. CARBON EMISSIONS: A misnomer for ‘carbon dioxide emissions’ and an indoctrination tool used to control or mislead the weak-minded. Most people think of carbon as black carbon soot, an entirely different pollutant which is most common in Third World countries using wood burning stoves. CARBON DIOXIDE: CO2, a clear odorless gas and the foundation of life on earth. SMOG: Smog is air polluted with particulates and noxious gases – but there are no particulates or noxious components in carbon dioxide. Therefore, carbon dioxide plays no part in creating smog. CHICKEN LITTLE SCIENCE & EMBARRASSING CL I M ATE A L A RM IST PREDICTIONS: aka “The Gore Effect”. Here is a list of failed alarmist forecasts from well over a decade ago; sea level rises, increased hurricanes-tornadoes, drought, desertification, wildfires, global cooling (1970 s), g loba l wa r m i ng, coastal flooding, crop failures, food riots, climate refugees, disappearing ice caps-glaciers, “snow falls and skiing are now just a thing of the past”. Not only have all the predictions failed, for most of them the exact opposite has occurred. **You can have all 13 chapters of the Lexicon in a booklet for $2.00 at the UPS store, 2418 E HWY 66**

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The giant Panda signaling that Panda Express is open for business on U.S. Route 491 … well, it’s a soft opening for now, and another restaurant selection for Gallup. Photo Credit: Richard Shack


COMMUNITY Cars and Coffee at Camille’s, Good to the Last Drop Story and Photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


his isn’t the first article written about the Sunday afternoon event at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, but if you haven’t been able to attend yet, you have to wait until next year. Nov. 29 was the 2015 finale of this Car Show, and 56 vehicles showed up to pack the parking lot in front of the popular coffee and sandwich stop in downtown Gallup. The event will pick up again the Sunday following income tax day, April 15, and likely will not run as long as it did this year. The weather did turn a little frosty during the last couple of weeks and the fall winds didn’t make it any better. “I don’t think we’ll run it this late next year,” said Camille’s owner James Rich. “Maybe October at the latest.” Not that Rich or show organizer Fitz Sargent were


A couple of ‘racers’ show their engines to the passing crowd of spectators on Nov. 29 in Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s parking lot for the last Cars and Coffee Car Show of 2015.

Mike McMahan’s old truck looks like it could still haul a decent load.

A line-up of vehicles with hoods up are ready for inspection.

Just part of the crowd of owners, friends, and family that brought their 56 vehicles to the parking lot of Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe on Nov. 29.


That’s a lot of engine for this SRT, but the right driver This 1957 Ford Station Wagon bright color stands out on an overcast day. can handle it.

Another line-up of vehicles in a very crowded parking lot.

This engine may be small in comparison to some, but it’s clean and ready to go.

This rear-engine VW is all cleaned up and ready to go.

Three generations of Bonaguidi’s stand in front of the Corvette belonging to Tony (on left). It was a bitterly cold day with gusts of wind that bent collars every which way.

Open-wheeled roadster in the real hot rod style.

You’ve seen this truck before on these pages, Lester Sandoval’s air-brushed hunting pickup.

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Looks like this car hired a new Minion to fix any problems.

CARS AND COFFEE | FROM PAGE 9 disappointed with this year’s overall turnout, the first full year for the Sunday event. Averaging about 20 cars and trucks every Sunday brought

others downtown for a look and a quick cup of coffee, a wrap, a small pizza or a delicious sugary treat. “We had been closed on Sundays because we had nothing else to offer,” Rich commented. “With this added

The green ‘Beemer’ seems to be turning yellow, while the older blue Chevy retains just one coat of paint.

offering, we slowly worked up to actually making a profit, and also introducing new customers to what Camille’s offers. “We appreciate the support of the Business Investment District, too. It was a nice mix of young kids and older seasoned veterans that put this over the top. They were helping

each other and it became a very positive experience quickly.” Fitz Sargent was given full credit by Rich for making this his brainchild, but Sargent has always been a car person and lives downtown as well. “I’ve always been interested in doing things,” Sargent responded to the praise of

Rich. “ People enjoy it! There is so little community fun!” Maybe by next spring, other downtown businesses will have thought of ideas of their own to have a new influx of visitors during otherwise slow times. Put your brains to work, and see what you can come up with!

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he holiday season is in full swing, which means we have only a few weeks left to shop for Christmas presents. For anyone shopping a child, it’s important to take their age and safety into consideration. A new report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows in 2014 there were an estimated 183,800 toy-related injuries and 11 deaths nationwide. When it comes to toys and gifts, the excitement and desire to get our kids their favorite toys may cause us to forget about safety factors associated with them. Before we buy, it is critical to remember to consider the safety and age range of the toys. December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. Created by Prevent Blindness America, the message of the month is to encourage everyone to consider if the toys they want to give suit the age, skills and abilities of the individual child who would receive it, especially for infants and children under age three. It’s an important message for both this holiday season and beyond. So while you’re

shopping, please consider the following guidelines for choosing safe toys for all ages: Inspect all toys before buying. Avoid those that shoot or include parts that fly off. The toy should have no sharp edges or points and should be sturdy enough to withstand impact without breaking, being crushed, or being pulled apart easily. When buying toys for children with special needs try to: Choose toys that may appeal to different senses such as sound, movement, and texture; consider interactive toys to allow the child to play with others; and think about the size of the toy and the position a child would need to be in to play with it.  Able Play is a website that has a toy rating system for children of all abilities. Be diligent about inspecting toys your child receives as gifts. Check them for age, skill level, and developmental appropriateness before allowing them to be played with. Look for labels that assure

you the toys have passed a safety inspection – “ATSM” means the toy has met the American Society for Testing and Materials standards. Gifts of sports equipment should always come with protective gear. Don’t just buy a kid a skateboard, buy them a helmet too. Keep kids safe from lead in toys by: Educating yourself about lead exposure from toys, symptoms of lead poisoning, and what kinds of toys have been recalled; being aware that old toys may be more likely to contain lead in the paint; having your children wash their hands frequently and calling your doctor if you suspect your child has been exposed to lead. Do NOT  give toys with small parts (including magnets and “button” batteries which can cause serious injury or death if ingested) to young children as they tend to put things in their mouths, increasing the risk of choking. If the piece can fit inside a toilet paper roll, it is not appropriate for kids under age three. Do  NOT  give toys with ropes and cords or heating elements. Do NOT give crayons and markers unless they are labeled “nontoxic”. COMMUNITY

RMCHCS physician receives award for his work in community Staff Report


hr istopher Gonzaga , MD, FACP, was recently recognized by the New Mexico Chapter of American College of Physicians for his sustained dedication to reducing health disparities in rural western New Mexico. Dr. Gonzaga is a primary care and infectious diseases physician at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services-College Clinic in Gallup. Gonzaga moved to Gallup and began practicing in 1997 and immediately committed himself to this rural and underserved community. He has served as a board member to the Cibola Medical Foundation, assisted in fundraising for local schools, coordinated social events among the Four Corners Filipino community, and provided flu shots at local homeless shelters. Recently, he has served in a leadership role in an interdisciplinary effort to reduce homelessness and exposure deaths in Gallup. His scholarly service has included mentoring high school and college students and immigrant healthcare workers, and also numerous presentations to his own hospital and to the community at large. He has also supported mission trips in developing countries. Gonzaga humbly thanked the NM Chapter for such a prestigious award.

“I would like to thank the Lord God for giving me the inspiration and being

my guide as the Great Physician and the Good Shepherd who looks after the

Dr. Christopher Gonzaga holds his award from the NM Chapter of American College of Physicians. Photo Credit: Courtesy

welfare of his people,” he said. “I would like to thank my friends and colleagues who have helped and supported me in all the projects that we have worked on together to make the community of Gallup, New Mexico a better place to live.” He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines in Quezon City and then graduated from medical school at the University of the Philippines in Manila. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, and then fellowship in cardiology at the University of the Philippine-Philippine General Hospital. After moving to the United States, he completed an internal medicine internship at St. Michael’s Medical Center (Seton Hall University), and residency in internal medicine at St. Peter’s Medical Center (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School). He completed his fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In recognition of Dr. Gonzaga’s sustained dedication to reducing disparities in rural western New Mexico, The New Mexico Chapter of American College of Physicians presented Dr. Gonzaga with the 2015 Community Service and Volunteerism Award.


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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 4, 2015 By Glenn Kay For the Sun

Cooties - A group of kindergarten teachers must band


elcome back to another edition featuring DVD and Blu-ray relea se highlights. As always, be sure to click on any links to read more about the movies. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try.

BIG NEW RELEASES! 90 Minutes in Heaven After dying in a car accident, a man is brought back to life and struggles to function again after experiencing Heaven. As you might have already guessed, this is a Christianthemed film directed at a specific audience. Reviewers didn’t respond well to it, suggesting that while it may have been well intentioned, the pacing was slow and the dialogue silly. It stars Hayden Christensen, Kate Bosworth and Dwight Yoakam. Amy T h is docu me nt a r y from the m a ker of Senna prov ides a n intimate portrait of the popular record i ng artist Amy Winehouse, who completed only two acclaimed albums before dying of a drug overdose. Critics praised it, calling the film an informative effective documentary that shows a lot of insight into the personal life of a talented but troubled individual. Reportedly, it also features plenty of never-before-seen footage of the young star. Assassination - Set in the 1930’s, this action/drama from (and set in) South Korea follows a group of outlaws who attempt to break a hit man out of prison. They do it to assist them in killing a general who is part of the Japanese forces. The movie was a blockbuster in its homeland and the press gave it positive notices - they claimed that while it was overstuffed, there was plenty of great action and intrigue to keep viewers interested. It features Jung-woo Ha and Gianna Jun.


together when a virus infects all of the students and turns them into rampaging, zombie-like monsters. Despite the interesting concept, this horror-comedy received mixed to negative reviews from reviewers. They stated that the movie wasted its concept on lame, predictable jokes that straddled the line and occasionally veered into bad taste. At least it has an interesting cast that includes Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, A lison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Nasim Pedrad and Kate Flannery. Goodnight Mommy - This creepy Austrian effort involves a pair of kids living out in the country with their celebrity mom. She’s just had facial surgery and the children suddenly decide that the woman they’re living with isn’t their actual mother. Thus begins a series of nasty acts. Notices were very strong for this effort, calling it chilling and effective. Personally, I thought it was well acted and gorgeously shot, but nothing horror fans haven’t seen done before (and more effectively) in films like Audition. The foreign-language production stars Susanne Wuest and twins Lukas and Elias Schwarz. Mississippi G r ind - A superstitious poker player convinces an acquaintance/good luck charm to travel with him on a road trip to a high stakes tournament in New Orleans. Along the way, the two open up about their flaws and fears. Critics were very positive about this drama, although it didn’t get much attention during its limited theatrical run. They stated that it was downbeat, but praised the character work of the two main leads

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and complimented the story as being curiously unpredictable. Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller and Alfre Woodard headline the film. Mistress Ame r ica - In the latest comedy from Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, While We’re Young), a young college freshman is forced to meet her eccentric, soon-to-be sister-in-law. The young student is taken aback by her new friend’s free spirit and follows her on one of her many wild and endearingly flawed schemes. Reviewers really enjoyed the movie, calling star Greta Gerwig’s performance charming and engaging. They also complimented the witty, Woody Allen-esque dialogue. It also features Lola Kirke.

Return to Sender - After a woman is assaulted while on a blind date, she attempts to overcome her condition by contacting her attacker in prison. The two begin to form a relationship and agree to meet up when he is released. But her intentions may actually be to enact revenge. The press panned this effort, writing that while it had some creepy moments, the writing wasn’t particularly strong and the movie had a straight-tovideo feel. The cast includes R o s a mu n d P i ke , S h i lo h Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Illeana Douglas and Ryan Phillippe. Roger Waters: The Wall - This concert film captures the Pink Floyd lead singer presenting The Wall 1980 album a nd 19 8 2 B A F TA Awardwinning feature reinterpreted as a

live concert spectacle. There is also plenty of backstage footage and road trip footage of Waters visiting with family members and explaining the themes of the project, adding to the experience. It’s one of the most impressive and elaborate shows ever produced, so fans of the album will definitely want to pick it up. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans - Le Mans (1971) was a very elaborate narrative film that was a passion project of star Steve McQueen - this documentary chronicles the movie’s long and difficult production. Odd things that happened on the troubled set include the original director abandoning the filming, and the popular lead dealing with death threats from a psychotic fan. Notices were good, suggesting that there was some interesting material presented, although many felt that the finished film was mediocre and didn’t really merit this much attention. Some Kind of Beautiful - A womanizing Cambridge professor yearns for a more lasting relationship than his steady stream of undergrad flings. He’s initially happy to learn his latest girlfriend is pregnant, but complications arise when he falls for his student’s older sister. This flick got terrible reviews, saying the talented cast was completely wasted in a slow-moving, by-the-numbers plot with lame gags. Yeowch! The cast i ncludes P ierce Brosna n, Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! K i n o Lorber have some notable Blu-rays arriving as well. If you l i ke Jo el McCrea, you ca n pick up Fort Massacre (1958) and The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). Both of which feature the actor. Love at Large (1990) is a comic take on a film noir thriller - it’s about a private eye hired by a woman to follow her around and ensure that her significant other isn’t trying to kill her. Tom Berenger,

El i z abet h Perk i n s, A n ne Archer, Kate Capshaw, Annette O’ Toole, A n ne Mag nuson and Ted Levine are featured performers. Queen of Blood (1966) sounds like an a curious little B-movie. It stars John Saxon, Basil Rathbone and Dennis Hopper in a sci-fi tale of an alien ship that crash lands on Mars - a group of space explorers investigate and find a beautiful woman inside. But is she a friend or foe? Robbers’ Roost (1955) is another western (this time featuring George Montgomery) and anthology horror fans ca n pick up Twice Told Tales (1963), a fun little scare f l ick t h a t includes Vincent Price in its cast. Criterion are unveiling an impressive Blu-ray of the drama Downhill Racer (1969). It’s about a US National Ski Team member who clashes with his coach. The movie stars Robert Redford and Gene Hackman. Besides the new high-definition transfer to disc, bonuses include retrospective interviews with cast and crew members, audio excerpts from a film seminar with the director, a promotional feature made for the film’s original release, and a trailer. Finally, Arrow have the cheesy slasher The Mutilator (1984) arriving in a Blu-ray/ DVD combo pack with plenty of extras for fans of B-movie horror.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! H o p e your kids like Angry Birds, because they’re dominating the c h i ld r e n’s releases this week. An g r y Bird s - St e l l a: Season 1 Angry Birds Toons: Season 2, Vol. 1 Piggy Tales: Season 1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): Vol. 8 The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series COMMUNITY

SPORTS 360 Balloons, Basketball, a Parade, & Wrestling By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


thought last weekend was pretty busy, but this one coming up is pretty well packed with action, too. The Red Rock Balloon Fiesta kicks off on Friday morning, Dec. 4 and will continue on Saturday, Dec. 5, with a balloon glow scheduled for the later night at Rio West Mall, weather permitting. In between those two events, the City of Gallup will hold their annual Christmas Parade through downtown Gallup. That’s a very popular event for the local citizens as they line the sidewalks even in cold weather to officially ring in the holiday season.

Kyle Begay has an open run to the basket in the varsity game on Dec. 1 at Miyamura gym.

Then, there is basketball, two tournaments this year. Technically, it is three as Rehoboth has both a varsity and junior varsity tournament for boys scheduled at their twogym facility. Speaking of Rehoboth,


Miyamura JV player Gabe Lee, #4, gets the jump on a couple of Wingate Bears on Dec. 1.

their boys played wonderfully Tuesday night, Dec. 1 but still lost to the Zuni Thunderbirds in overtime by three points. James Byker scored 32 for the Lynx but Zuni had two men, Jared Soseeah and Matthew Tsabetsaye with 27 and 26 points, respectively, for the win. The Zuni varsity is not entered in this year’s tournament although the JV squad will be there. Tohatchi is the closest team that will be competing in this invitational tournament, in both divisions. Other teams in the varsity division are: Mancos, CO; Denver Christian; Red Valley-Cove, AZ; Ganado; Ramah; and Cibecue, AZ. In the JV tournament, the other teams will be from: Bloomfield; Zuni; Mancos, CO; Shiprock; Ramah; and Aztec. That wasn’t the only local ga me played on Tuesday, as Miyamura’s boys hosted Wingate in a matchup that seemed to bring pleasure to fans on both sides. Miyamura won by nine, but it was closer

Fast break for the Patriots as Chandler Charles shoots the layup and Jason Upshaw trails in case of a needed rebound.

than that for most of the 32 minutes of playing time. The Gallup girls will be host i ng t he a n nua l Joh n Lomasney Tournament, which also started Thursday, Dec. 3. The front entrance is still not being used, but rest assured the crowd of fans will show up anyway. Especially for the opening

night contest of Tohatchi versus Gallup. Win, lose, or draw, Gallup High will play at 8 pm every night of the tournament, or at least that has been standard in years past. Other teams in this tournament are: Miyamura, Cleveland, Winslow, St. Pius, Kirtland Central and Grants.

All three tournaments will run through Saturday, so plenty of basketball can be seen for a relatively small price. Gallup High will also be hosting a wrestling event on Saturday morning, Dec. 5. Called the Dual in the Dunes, the list of schools participating are Miyamura, Bloomfield, Kirtland Central, Piedra Vista, Grants, Newcomb and Wingate. Check the Sports Schedule for starting time. Sounds like quite a bit to take in for just one weekend, so pick your favorites, dress warmly, and have a great time wherever you go. If you see me coming, run your hand through your hair and smile, or in the alternative, run in the opposite direction. My camera has a limited range and I seldom take pictures of people’s backsides. Hope to see you in the bleachers or on the streets, wherever I may find you!

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SportSchedule Dec. 4, Fri. GHS GBB vs. John Lomasney Tournament, 7 MHS C BBB vs Miyamura C Tournament, TBA RCHS BBB V vs, Rehoboth V Tournament, TBA RCHS BBB JV vs Rehoboth JV Tournament, TBA RCHS GBB @ Santa Rosa Tournament, TBA ToHS BBB V @ Rehoboth V Tournament, TBA ToHS BBB JV @ Rehoboth JV Tournament, TBA ToHS GBB @ John Lomasney Tournament, TBA WHS C BBB @ Miyamura C Tournament, TBA WHS BBB V/JV vs Taos, 7 Dec. 5, Sat. GHS GBB vs, John Lomasney Tournament, 7 GHS SWM @ Los Alamos, 10 GHS WREST vs. Dual in the Dunes, 9 MHS C BBB vs Miyamura C Tournament, TBA MHS SWM @ Los Alamos, 10 MHS WREST @ Gallup, 9 RCHS BBB V vs, Rehoboth V Tournament, TBA RCHS BBB JV vs Rehoboth JV Tournament, TBA RCHS GBB @ Santa Rosa Tournament, TBA ToHS BBB V @ Rehoboth V Tournament, TBA ToHS BBB JV @ Rehoboth

JV Tournament, TBA ToHS GBB @ John Lomasney Tournament, TBA WHS C BBB @ Miyamura C Tournament, TBA WHS WRST @ Gallup High, 9 Dec. 7, Mon. Dec. 8, Tues. GHS BBB vs. Rio Rancho, 7 GHS GBB @ Kirtland, 7 MHS BBB @ Bernalillo, 7 RCHS BBB vs. Laguna Acoma, 7 ToHS BBB @ Socorro, 7 ToHS GBB @ Robertson, 7 WHS BBB @ Crownpoint, 7 WHS GBB @ Aztec, 7 Dec. 9, Wed. RCHS GBB vs Pine Hill, 6 WHS WRST vs Tri-Meet, 4 Dec. 10, Thu. GHS BBB @ Artesia Tourn. (Goddard), 4:30 MHS BBB vs. Centinnial, 6 RCHS BBB @ Thoreau, 7 ToHS GBB @ Laguna Invite, TBA WHS GBB vs. Holiday Classic (Northwest) TBA WHS WRST @ Ganado Multi, TBA Dec. 11, Fri. GHS BBB @ Artesia Tourn., TBA GHS WRST @ Bloomfield, 7 MHS WRST @ Bloomfield, 7 ToHS BBB vs. Dulce, 7 ToHS GBB @ Laguna Invite, TBA


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COMPUTER TRAINING The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering computer training. Introduction to the Internet, from 11 am -1 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Register at front desk or call: (505) 863-1291, or email: libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. Main Branch: 115 W. Hill Ave. FAMILY MOVIE (ALL AGES)

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free concert is part of our annual fundraiser for the Thai Burma Border Health Initiative. TBBHI is a nonprofit founded by Gallup physicians to improve the health of people along the Thai Burma border. Begins at 7 pm. Location: El Morro Event Center, 207 West Coal Ave.

FREE CONCERT AND FUNDRAISER On Call Jazz invites you to a free holiday concert at the El Morro Event Center. Drop in for instrumental and vocal jazz featuring holiday classics. This


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LIVE MUSIC Billyhawks from Ramah, take center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117 SATURDAY DEC. 5

Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Inside Out





basic rules? Are you reliable and don’t mind being on call? Apply as a freelance photojournalist for the Gallup Sun. Email resume and links to work or attach photos: gallupsun@gmail.com

BALLOON RALLY Join us for the 35th annual Red Rock Balloon Rally “Balloominaria.” Starts at 6 pm. For information contact Anita Artalejo: (505) 722-7281 or email: anita.artalejo@riowestmall.com. Location: JCP parking lot, Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney. CAREER EDUCATION EXPO The Career and Technical Education teachers and students will be hosting a Career Education Expo at Rio West Mall. Programs representing Construction Tech-

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR DEC. 4 – DEC. 10, 2015 Continued from page 14 nology, Computer Programming, Culinary Arts, Welding, Graphic Arts, Business, and Photography will be on hand to demonstrate student learning and show how GMCS is meeting the needs of students and the community through career and Technical Education. Join us between 10 am - 5 pm. Information: (505) 722-7711. Location: 1300 W. Maloney. COMPUTER TRAINING The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering Facebook for Beginners, from 11 am - 1 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Register at the front desk or call: (505) 863-1291, or email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Main Branch: 115 W. Hill Ave. FESTIVAL OF TREES Soroptimist International of Gallup is hosting the 4th Annual Festival of Trees with our partner Rio West Mall. The event takes place at 4 pm. Tickets are on sale now and up to 3 pm the day of the event. Tickets are $3 each or 4 for $10. The proceeds benefit Soroptimist’s community projects and help fund our “Live Your Dreams Award.” Event located in the former PacSun space.  Ticket must be present to win, drawing takes place at 4 pm. For more information about Soroptimist see our Facebook page or visit: goldenwestregion.org. Information (505) 722-7281. Location: Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney. GADGET GARAGE WORKSHOP Come and check out the popular gadgets and accessories just in time for the Holiday season. Get your questions answered and enjoy hands on demos from 3 - 5 pm. Octavia Fellin Public Library: 115 W. Hill Ave. LIVE MUSIC Three Blind Mice, starring Tim, Merlin, and Ed talent takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117 SUNDAY DEC. 6 ADVENT FESTIVAL Join us for the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. We prepare for the coming of the Christ Child with music, quiet, lessons, and beauty. Begins 4 pm. Location: The Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Dr. Information: (505) 863-4695. GALLUP RELAY FOR LIFE You’re invited to the annual Gallup relay for life and pictures with Santa. El Rancho Hotel on Historic Route 66, from 2 - 4 pm. Fight cancer with Christmas Cheer. Wear your Christmas outfit to sit with Santa. Photos make memorable gifts and cards: one 8 x 10” or two 5 x 7” cost $10. There will be refreshments, compliments of the El Rancho Hotel and Gallup Relay for life. For more information please contact Joyce Graves (505) 8633075. Location: 1000 East 66.


MONDAY DEC. 7 SOLAR POWER MEETING There will be a mandatory pre-proposal meeting at 11 am. The Power Purchase Agreement & Asset Purchase Option is for a 10MW AC Solar Photovoltaic Generation Facility for the City of Gallup. The City of Gallup is seeking proposals from solar power generation developers or wholesale power marketers to provide a long-term purchase agreement, for all the electric energy output from a 10MW AC Solar Generation facility. Location: City of Gallup Council Chambers, 110 W. Aztec Ave. TUESDAY DEC. 8 COMPUTER CLASS The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering Microsoft Word: Beginners Course , from 3 – 5 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Register at the front desk or call: (505) 863- 1291, or email: libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Main Branch: 115 W. Hill Ave. HOLIDAY HUSTLE FILMS

Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Jurassic World WEDNESDAY DEC. 9 COMPUTER TRAINING The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering MS Word: Beginner’s Course, from 3 - 5 pm. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required. Register at the front desk. or call (505) 863- 1291, or email: libtrain@gallupnm.org. Main Branch: 115 W. Hill Ave. MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 7 AND UP) A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Craft: Fizzy Ice MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOL Join us for the fourth annual Miyamura High School Fine Arts Dinner. Appetizers start at 6 pm, with dinner at 6:30 pm, 680 Boardman Dr. There will be drama skits, art displays, jazz band, and more. The dinner is $15 per person, plus the opportunity to bid on a silent auction. Help support Miyamura’s Fine Arts program and enjoy a night of food, fun, and entertainment. For more information, contact Buffie Klumpenhouer at: bklumpen@ gmcs.k12.nm.us.


west corner off Nizhoni; Library room. TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W Aztec Ave. Free THURSDAY DEC. 10 COMPUTER CLASS The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering free computer training, Microsoft Word: Intermediate Course, from 2 - 4 pm. Registration is required. Register at the front desk or call (505) 863-1291, or email: librtrain@ gallupunm.gov. Main Branch: 115 W Hill Ave. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch 200 W. Aztec Ave. Craft: Snowflake Ballerina REDISCOVERY OF NEW MEXICO The Octavia Fellin Library will host Mr. Alan Osborne as he presents Rediscovery of New Mexico between Onate and Coronado. In this little-known period, Spanish explorers entered New Mexico Pueblo country and left behind a legacy of contact and conflict. The program is free and open to the public. It’s presented in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. It’s part of the Latino Americans programming. Information: (505) 863-1291. Main Branch, 115 W Hill Ave. ONGOING COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - 12 pm, Tue - Fri. We are 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) 979-0511. fibcgallup@gmail.com / www.fibcgallup. weebly.com GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY Wednesdays are low-cost Spay and Neuter Days, at the Gallup-McKinley County Humane Society. For more information please call (505) 863-2616, or email: gmchumanesociety@ gmail.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.

OPEN-MIC-NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 8 - 10 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

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.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Sunday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr., corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter north-

GALLUP SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on the first Monday each month from 3 - 5

pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room at City Hall. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. Location: 404 West Maxwell, Ave. HABITAT GALLUP

Join us for the Habitat Gallup, a home building organization offering a hand up, not a hand out. We need your help to plan for our sixth home in Gallup. For more information please call Bill Bright (505) 7224226. Meets monthly on the third Monday of each month 6 – 8 pm. Location: 113 E. Logan Ave. 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. These histories will be recorded and stored at the library for future generations to listen to. Anyone interested in participating should contact the library to schedule an interview time. Latino Americans: 500 Years of History has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Information:(505) 863-1291 or email: mdchavez@ gallupnm.gov INTERFAITH EARTH SABBATH Join us for a monthly interfaith prayer on from 7 - 8:15 pm. This is an opportunity to pray for healing, strength, and support for all of us. Our prayer this month will be for participants, at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP21: Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. Information: (505) 722- 7564. Location: 604 Jeff King St. MITTEN TREE PROJECT Beginning Dec.1, the Octavia Fellin Public Library presents the Mitten Tree Project. Donations of NEW mittens, hats, and scarves can be placed on trees at the Main Branch and at the Children’s Branch. Help us decorate our trees and celebrate the season of giving, by making someone’s holiday season warmer. All items will be donated to Battered Families. Information: (505) 863-1291, or email: library@ gallupunm.gov. PHOTOS WITH SANTA Rio West Mall presents Santa Hours: Sunday: 12 - 6 pm; Monday – Friday 11 am - 7pm; Saturday 11 am - 8 pm; Pet Photos, Monday 5 - 7 pm. 1300 W. Maloney. QUILTING GROUP Come on down and join our quilting group. We have quilting bees every Tuesday from 9 am – 2:30 pm, and Thursday from 9 am – 2:30 pm. For more information please contact Virginia Gustafson (505) 879-3001. Located by the Playground of Dreams and Harold Runnels Center in the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center,

705 Montoya Blvd. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council is a local non-profit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information please call (505) 722-5142 or visit www. Recylegallup.org. SAVE THE DATE AROMATHERAPY On Dec. 12, at 11 am, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will host an Aromatherapy program presented by Dr. Linda Hite from Healing Hands Wellness Center. Dr. Hite will explore soothing qualities of aromatherapy and participants will mix essential oils to take home. Supplies will be provided and registration is required. Class is limited to 15. To register call: (505) 863-1291. Main Branch, 115 W Hill Ave. EVENTS AT RIO WEST MALL Dec. 12: Santa’s Workshop from 7 - 9 pm. 1300 W. Maloney. MANAGING BY THE NUMBERS Due to unforeseen events, the workshop Managing by the Numbers has been rescheduled for Dec. 11. Workshop will provide information on how to find financial solutions to advance your business net profit, operating cash flow, and return on assets. The new schedule for the workshop is 9 am - 3 pm. Deadline for registration is Dec. 4. Cost: $75. Location: Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Hwy 66. Information: (505) 722-2228. RMCHCS SCHOLARSHIPS Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services Auxiliary offers scholarships each fall and spring to students enrolled full time in a health careers program. Applications can be picked up at the RMCH information desk. Spring 2016 deadline is Dec. 31 2015. For more information call the information desk at (505) 863-7325. WEEKLY PROGRAMS There will be no programs at the Octavia Fellin Public Library from Dec 13 – 31. For more information please call the library (505) 863- 1291. WINTER WONDERLAND On Dec. 12, from 2 – 8 pm, the Octavia Fellin Public Library will have its annual Winter Wonderland. From 2 - 4 pm we’ll have Santa’s Workshop where Santa will be present for pictures and to meet with kids. There will be cookies and milk to enjoy and a special story time with Santa themed activities and games. Then join us for Arts Crawl from 6 – 8 pm where there will be hot drinks, treats, and a holiday film. Information: (505) 726- 6120, or email childlib@ gallupnm.gov. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday 5 pm.

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