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Board Chairman Alfred Abeita

Executive Director Richard Kontz

Practicing Values Based Oversight and Management? •

Common Values bind people and organizations together. Many times these values are not necessarily written out or taught in a formal class. When asked to really think about it most people will say it was how they were raised by their parents or grandparents. Sometimes they were influenced by a favorite uncle or aunt, teacher or some other mentor who modeled these values

• Servant Leadership: These are people in leadership who aren’t in it for money, fame or power. it because they want to give back to the community, and they view serving as a duty.

They are in

• Committed Teamwork: These are people who understand it is not all about “ME,” but it is all about “WE”

in order to accomplish anything of real value. Great teams are great because each team member plays their positions well.

• Honesty and Integrity: “Liars, cheaters and stealers need not apply” was a sign posted in a small country store, which drew a lot of laughs. But, at least the owner was clear on what he was looking for in who worked for him. People still want honesty and integrity in their leaders, in the operations of their local programs and in their governments.

• Good Customer Service and Treat people right: Everyone has experienced bad service. lieve everyone deserves to be treated with respect and fairly in our dealings with them.

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• Be productive and efficient in operations:

There is never enough money to meet all the needs of people in need of affordable quality housing. So, we do not waste money with inefficient operations and unproductive employees.

• Maintain a Superior Attitude:

Bad attitudes are like “Rotten apples” – one bad apple spoils the whole barrel. People with “superior” attitudes show up “ready to play the game” to the best of their ability every day.

We hope this helps you the citizens of Gallup to understand that as long as we are in charge of our local Housing Authority we will conduct our program activities with these values in mind. If you have questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us at: ghauthority@qwestoffice.net.


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NEWS 30 years later: Abduction of Gallup girl continues to intrigue local residents SISTER CARRIES THE TORCH OF HOPE

one of the men covered her sister’s mouth and carried her to a brown van. She said the man she thinks they were referring to is her step-uncle Joe Estrada, and she said police and FBI cleared him of any involvement in the case.

By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


here are few things in th is world that a re more d ist u rb ing, and more catastrophic than having a loved one go missing. For family and friends, there’s the inescapable worrying and hope that their loved one will return home someday. Also, the nagging, torturous thoughts about what befell their loved one. In Gallup, the alleged kidnapping of Anthonette Cayedito, who was 9-years-old at the time of her disappearance, continues to haunt, intrigue and baffle local residents. At first, it was reported that she went missing from her bedroom on April 6, 1986 – 30 years ago. The child’s mother, Penny Cayadito, told police that she last saw her daughter fast asleep at 3 am, but a parent’s worst nightmare came true some hours later when Penny went to check on Cayedito in her bedroom and discovered that she had vanished. Sure, there were a few leads solid along the way.


HEARTBREAK AND PAIN Montoya, who was the only family member interviewed for Wendy Montoya, 35, described her missing sister, Anthonette Cayedito, as a motherly older sister, who was a well-liked straight A student, and wise beyond her years. Photo Credit: Courtesy First, it was a phone call to the Gallup Police Department from a fra ntic young girl claiming to be Cayedito, telling the dispatcher that she was in Albuquerque. Before she could divulge any further information, a man yelled at her, then grabbed the phone. The young girl let out some blood curling screams before the man hung up the phone. Pe n ny C aye d it o, now deceased, told the crew from

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Anthonette Cayedito the reality show “Unsolved Mysteries,” which aired a segment on Cayedito’s disappearance in 1992, that the voice was indeed her daughter’s. “And just by the way she says her last name, and the way she screamed sends chills all over my body,” she said. “A mother knows, and I know that was her.” Nex t , t here wa s t he reported sighting of a young girl matching her description, who reportedly left a “please help me” note on a napkin at a Carson City, NV diner. By the time the waitress saw the note, the reportedly bedraggled couple and young girl were long gone. To add to the myster y, some years later, the missing girl’s sister, Wendy Montoya, came forward, claiming two men knocked at the door and swept her sister away into the night. Montoya said she was too scared to tell anyone about the incident, but finally opened up about it to the producers and crew of “Unsolved Mysteries.” She told the show, and law enforcement officials, that two men knocked on the door, with at least one of them claiming to be their “Uncle Joe.” Montoya said that Cayedito opened the door and was immediately carried off. Montoya explained that

Penny Cayedito this story, has been plagued by guilt for years after her revelation to “Unsolved Mysteries.” “I was so scared. If I had said something sooner, they probably would have found her,” she said, bursting into tears. M o n t o y a’s g u i l t o n l y mounted over the years, and she said her peers at school would taunt and tease her about her missing sister, which only fueled her anger. She described her teen and early adult years as rebellious and drug-addled, eventually getting clean and sober 10 years ago, and settling in sunny Southern California with her husband and five children, ages 5 to 15. Montoya said her mother paid a hefty emotional price for her daughter’s dissapearance. To cope, Penny Cayedito turned to alcohol and was

even institutionalized at times. Montoya said her mother was questioned on whether she could have known the kidnappers, but she couldn’t provide those answers to investigators. A lie detector given to her mother provided “inclusive” results, Montoya said. Already highly sociable, as Montoya explained it, her home at the time, across from the Rainbow Bread Company, was a place where people came and went. In April of 1986, Montoya was the baby at age 5, and her middle sister Sadie was 7, and Anthonette Cayedito was 9. Montoya said the address of that home was possibly 1106 W. Aztec Ave – at least that’s the one that always pops into her memory. “My mom was always going out,” she said. “We had a lot of people coming over to our house.” Mea nwhile, a s a nother rumbling train moved through Ga llup, a nd the repeated blows of the engineer’s whistle nearly broke the flow of an April 6 phone interview with Montoya, at that moment, she said her mother Penny Cayedito passed away April 18, 1999. It was the same day she received a positive result on a pregnancy test. Some days earlier, Montoya said that she had told her mom that she might be pregnant. Her mom, who had plans to see a doctor that day, said they would discuss it that evening. She never came home. Penny Cayedito died from a combination of cardiac complications and cirrhosis of the liver.

PRESENT SEARCH Notwithstanding, the pain of the 30th anniversary of her sister’s disappearance makes Montoya even more determined to find her. She has been


Gallup General Services Director Rick Snider off to Illinois

SNIDER GOING TO HOME OF ALMA MATER AS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR Mayor Jackie McKinney said for a few months Snider’s duties would be divided up between various city employees. He said a decision about hiring a general services lead replacement rests with City Manager Mary Ann Ustick. Ustick did not return telephone calls April 5 seeking comment. Snider, who is originally from Chicago, received his master degree in public administration from the University of New Mexico in December. Interestingly, he started the

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ick Snider, general services director at the city of Gallup, will resign the post April 8. Snider leaves next week for a job as County Administrator in Champaign, IL, one of the state’s largest municipalities with a population of around 210,000. “This is a dream job for me, leading one of the largest counties in the state,” Snider told the Gallup Sun April 5. “It is home to my alma mater, the University of Illinois. Champaign County also feeds the world as a top exporter of corn and soybeans.” Snider, hired by former c it y m a n a ger Da n D ible, worked for the city for five years. His duties included overseeing responsibilities a t t he E l Mor r o T he a t r e


Rick Snider. Photo Credit: Courtesy and the Downtown Events Center, facilities ma nage ment, geographic information systems, infor mation technolog y, the city’s two senior centers, community service and the vehicle service center. He’s also been a major player with the city’s detox center and behavioral health matters.

What have been Snider’s most memorable moments over the years? “The (City Council’s) adoption of a formal identity system and a city flag were very memorable for me,” Snider said. “We now have a logo that is representative of the city’s heritage and one that provides a singular identity for our operations.”

Rocky Ridge Goat Dairy in 2001 which produces cheese, soap and various personal products. “We discontinued the cheese, but we have been able to acquire local sources of goat milk to manufacture soap. We sell it at milkbarsoap. com.” Snider said that the county government in Champaign is made up of approximately 900 full-time employees and a $115 million annual budget, “so it will be a bit of a jump from Gallup,” he said.

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Jeff reinstated; incumbent Shendo says ‘race is on’ By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ANTA FE – Former State Representative Sandra Jeff is back on the 2016 legislative ballot for the District 22 seat in the New Mexico Senate. Jef f, a Democrat from Crownpoint, on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, rea ched a dea l w it h t he Secretary of State’s Office Tuesday that required her to pay a $100 fine. Jeff was disqualified in late March for violating the state’s Campaign Reporting Act. Reportedly, she failed to pay upwards of $1,050 stemming from matters over the past two years. “They had no legal authority to do this,” Jeff’s attorney, Zach Cook, said April 5 after a hearing in Santa Fe District Court. Je f f a r g u e d i n c o u r t papers that Secretary of State Brad Winter, a Republican appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez in December after Dia nna Dura n left office, went beyond the scope of his authority in removing her from the ballot. Cook is a Republican from Ruidoso who serves the state House of Representatives. “The statute allows for a correction,” he said. “As of right now, she is on the ballot and listed in a qualifying position.” The situation almost took another turn for the worst for Jeff after incumbent District 22 senator Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo, filed a motion in Santa Fe District Court stipulating that Jeff does not live


Attorney Zach Cook. Photo Credit: Courtesy

Sandra Jeff. Photo Credit: Courtesy of NM Political Report

Representatives, but lost that seat as a write-in candidate in a landslide to Wonda Johnson of Church Rock. Amy Bailey, general counsel with the Secreta r y of State’s Office, said two weeks ago that Jeff was not in conformity with New Mexico’s campaign reporting law, thus the ballot disqualification. Distr ict 22 i ncludes Ber na l i l lo, Rio A r r iba , McK i n ley, S a n Ju a n a nd Sandoval counties. A state primary is set for June 7. The general election is Nov. 8.

in Crownpoint, but somewhere near Albuquerque. That motion was tossed when District Court Judge Sarah Singleton signed off on the agreement between Jeff and the Secretary of State’s Office. Shendo is a first-term legislator. “The race is on and we won’t be filing any more anything regarding Jeff’s candidacy,” Shendo said during a telephone conversation April 6. “My campaign goes on.” Jef f, a for mer P ubl ic R e g u l a t io n C o m m i s s io n staff assistant under fellow Crownpoint native and former state Senator Lynda Lovejoy, has come under fire over the years for siding with Republicans on key votes, such as a vote against the 2014 state budget. Vice President Joe Biden called Jeff from Washington about three years ago regarding a vote on a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage. She did not vote in that situation, which prompted the telephone call from Biden. Jef f prev iou sly ser ved District 5 of the N.M. House of

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NM Senate candidate Adams investigated for ‘questionable’ campaign signatures REQUEST BY MUÑOZ SURPASSES DEADLINE

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ncumbent New Mexico Senator George Muñoz said April 6 that he’ll wait and see what the district attor neys from McK inley, Cibola and San Juan counties plan to do regarding some “questionable” signatures” on the nominating petitions of District 4 challenger Felisha Adams of Iyanbito – on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation. Muñoz said a few weeks ago that he hired Judith Housley of Edgewood, a certified documents examiner, to go through the signatures gathered by Adams for the Senate run. “That’s when something was found that didn’t appear to be above water,” Muñoz said. Candidates running for the state Senate are required to submit at least 135 qualifying signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office. Adams, 29, a political newcomer, said she submitted “way over 500 signatures,” saying the final petition

amount speaks for itself. “I think he’s taking a swing for no apparent reason,” Adams said. “I did everything the exact way that it was supposed to be done. The more he goes against me, the more he takes away from fulfilling his duties to the constituents,” noting that Muñoz initiated the investigatory request after a 10-day filing deadline. Muñoz called at least 26 of the signatures turned in by Adams “suspicious and questionable.” He said it was discovered that one signature was signed by a person who is mentally unstable and with a caretaker. “I think the whole matter deserves to be looked into,” Muñoz said. “Let’s see what some further investigation turns up.” Amy Bailey, general counsel for the Secretary of State’s Office, said in a March 30 letter to Muñoz that her office couldn’t do much about the matter because of statutory limitations. Bailey’s letter was in response to previous

Senate hopefull Felisha Adams

Sen. George Munoz

correspondence sent by Muñoz to the Secretary of State’s Office. Bailey said in the onepage response to Muñoz: “Unfortunately, the allegations in your letter are beyond our statutory authority with regard to candidate qualification, as well as beyond our investigatory capabilities.” Muñoz said he will wait for official responses from the relevant district attorneys. “This is

a matter of honesty and integrity,” Muñoz, the son of former Gallup mayor Ed Muñoz, said. “When you vote for a person that represents you, those two things are important.” The signature caper wasn’t the only legislative campaign matter in the air recently. Last week, 11th District Court Judge Lyndy Bennett of McKinley County threw out similar cases pertaining to races involving former Navajo Nation President

Ben Shelly and with a separate race involving Sen. John Pinto, D-Tohatchi. Shel ly i s r u n n i n g for the Distr ict 69 House of Representatives seat vacated by Ken Martinez who is retiring from state service. Pinto’s challenger is Willis Nez of Navajo Estates. Pinto, 91, is the longest serving state senator in the history of New Mexico. In the Shelly case, Bennett ruled that a lawsuit against Shelly by challenger Lloyd Felipe was null and void. Felipe, represented in court by his wife Barbara Felipe, indicated that Shelly’s petition contained some invalid signatures. In the Pinto situation, Bennett removed Nez from the ballot due to several dozen invalid signatures. Muñoz, Adams, Shelly and Pinto are Democrats. District 4 includes McKinley, Cibola and San Juan counties.

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North Side Gallup man jailed on drug trafficking charge BUST WAS RESULT OF MULTI-AGENCY INVESTIGATION

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ALLUP – A Gallup man was jailed April 7 on a felony drug charge as the result of a multi-agency bust on Black Diamond Canyon Drive. Lt. Pat Sa la za r of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office said Robert Gonzales, 41, of 327 Black Diamond Canyon Drive, was taken into custody at about 10:45 am on a possession with the intent of trafficking heroin charge. In explaining how the bust went down, Salazar said the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cibola County Sheriff’s Office raided the mobile home and found an unknown quantity of heroin, some needles and glass pipes

Robert Gonzales at the residence. He said the drug bust was the result of neighbors complaining of possible illegal activity at the residence. He said two minors, one a 3-yearsold and another 17-years-old, were present at the time of the bust, saying they were

Multiple law enforcement agencies team up for a mid-morning drug bust at 327 Black Diamond Canyon Dr. in Gallup April 7. Photo Credit: NativeStars turned over to a grandmother


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of Gonzales. “There have been a lot of complaints about this particular residence over the past four months,” Salazar said. “Neighbors suspected drug-related activities were taking place at the residence.” Salazar did not disclose the amount of heroin confiscated Thursday, but said it was “enough to be charged with

trafficking.” Gonzales remained behind bars at the McKinley County detention Center as of April 7. He’s being held on a $46,000 cash only bond. A person can be found guilty of dr ug trafficking regardless of amount. Felony drug trafficking charges typically result in prison sentences that last over a year.

Begaye called for EPA to testify on Gold King Mine Staff Reports


I N DOW ROCK , A r i z .– Nava jo President Russell Begaye applauded Senator John McCain’s call for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to issue a subpoena to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to appear at the Committee’s upcoming field hearing in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The Gold King Mine spill culturally and economically devastated Navajo communities along the San Juan River, and the federal government’s failed response to this crisis is a public health, natural resources and economic disaster. The Navajo people have suffered due to the reckless actions of the U.S. Env ironmental Protection


Gallup Police Department: Bandits make off with cigs, pipes, cash By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


h e G a l lu p Pol ic e Department is looking for the culprits who robbed a west side gas station of cigarettes, pipes and an undisclosed amount of cash. On March 24 at about 6:24 am, Officer Jesse Diaz was dispatched to 3120 W. Historic Highway 66 in connection to a burglary of a gas station and convenience store called Gallup Store. Upon arrival at the station, Diaz discovered that the front glass window of the business was shattered. Diaz noted in the police report that an owner of Gallup said there were 12 pipes and scales taken from the glass display case closet to the front door of the store. Two of the

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missing pipes were valued at $59 and $69 apiece, Diaz wrote in the report. “The other 10 pipes were valued at $19.99 and the scale at $60,” Diaz wrote. The owner told Diaz that another glass case inside the store with 15 more pipes in it was broken, with each pipe valued at $26.99. Also, Diaz wrote, three more pipes valued at $19.99 and 30 others that were stolen were estimated to cost around $7 apiece. An estimated $120 in cigarettes and lighters were taken - as well as $150, Diaz wrote. “After speaking (to the owner) of the business, I observed no fingerprints on the glass cases,” Diaz noted. Diaz noted that another GPD officer lifted what appeared to be a fingerprint from the counter of the business. No further about the department’s intentions on her sister’s case. Gallup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said regarding the evidence possibly missing in action, that is simply not the case. There’s a box of evidence and reports sitting next to her desk. She explained that some cases

information on that fingerprint was available Tuesday. The Gallup Store burglary isn’t the only incident of its kind to take place along the retail sector of West Historic Highway 66. On March 7, vandals broke into the Gallup Inn, 3275 W. Highway 66, and trashed the fenced-in two-story hotel.

• EAST SIDE GILBERT ORTEGA SHELL STATION VICTIMIZED The Ga llup Police Department responded to a similar glass-breaking type break-in and theft at the Gilbert Ortega Shell gas station, 3306 E. Highway 66, on March 26. According to the police report filed by Officer Eric Lope,

T that she’s dead. I need proof.” Montoya said some of her frustrations stem from her interactions with Gallup Police Department detectives. She even claims that one official told her that the department no longer had the files or evidence on Cayedito, and what she views as the constant change in detectives handling the case – and that change reportedly occurring without notice to her – has left her feeling jaded NEWS

may turn cold, but they are never closed. “The case is still open and the box is still in the office,” she said, adding that “it’s something there to remind us” that a little girl went missing in Gallup 30 years ago and has never been found. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at (505) 722-6161. You can remain anonymous.

according to video recordings of the incident. A description of the two suspects was given in Lope’s report. Several boxes of cigarettes, alcohol and chewing tobacco were stolen, Lope stated. A female clerk at the store said Wednesday that two teenagers, probably from the surrounding Indian Hills neighborhood, she said, were believed to be behind the vandalism. The value of the damaged door windows was estimated to be around $1.400, Lope wrote. Both of the gas stations in question have been burglarized in similar fashion within the last year, with practically the same kinds of items being stolen. Both stations were closed at the time of the break-ins.

Gallup OK’s Behavioral Health Zone, Ford Canyon construction award By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent

An age enhanced photo of what Cayedito could possibly look like if she’s still alive today.

burglars broke a west side window of the business at about 1:27 a.m. and helped themselves to whatever they could get. “We came across a broken glass door on the west side entrance and a broken window next to the west entrance,” Lope wrote in the report. “Outside the business were rocks by the west side entrance door that were used to break the window.” Lope noted in the report that nearby on the sidewalk were cigarettes and a broken alcohol bottle. Upon entering the business, Lope said there were cans of chewing tobacco, more cigarettes, phone chargers and a “big rock” on the floor. Lope stated in the report that two unknown males broke and got threw the broken glass door after a second attempt,

he Gallup City Council unanimously approved a Behav iora l Hea lt h Investment Zone F unding agreement April 4, an agreement that includes various entities. The approval was done at a special meeting which included a $200,000plus construction contract award for improvement work to be done at the Ford Canyon Senior Center. “This moves both of those m at t er s for wa rd,” M ayor Jackie McKinney afterward. The c it y, along w i t h M c K i n l e y C o u n t y, Na’nizhoozhi, the Northwest New Me x ic o C ou nc i l of Governments and Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital a nd Behav iora l Hea lth Services Providers applied for a state Behavioral Health Investment Zone designation

and annual funding in the amount of $500,000. T he f u nd i n g suppor t s t he c r e a t ion a nd op er a tion of a Behavioral Health Collaborative a nd continuum of care in addition to providing funding for detox services. At the Ford Canyon Senior Center, that project includes the reconstr uction of the building’s west side parking lot and the associated storm drainage, the reconstruction of the ha ndicapped ra mp that leads into the building,

ex ter ior st ucco a nd roof repairs and secondary drainage improvements. The senior center matter was introduced by publ ic work s d i r e c t or S t a n Hender son who i n for med council that constr uction bids connected to the project opened March 16. Hender son not ed t h a t there were two bidders with Albuquerque Asphalt the lowest bidder. The award totals $260,000 with an additional $18,000 earmarked as a contingency amount.

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Bitcoins, marijuana and Kanye West: A look at the Libertarian candidates By Andy Lyman NM Political Report


ad f ly pol it icia n s, offensive soundbites and mind-numbing personal attacks are dominating media coverage of the presidential race this election season. And it’s not just in the Republican and Democratic races. Former Republican New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is hoping to capitalize on the negative tones of the Democratic and Republican primaries and legitimize his third party candidacy to voters disgusted with the two-party system this fall. But first he must beat a crop of candidates, some of whom who are more eccentric than a Trump, Sanders, Cruz or Carson could ever dream of being. Currently 15 candidates are vying for a nomination from the Libertarian Party, all pushing for smaller government. We take a look at Johnson and two of his challengers who last week garnered national spotlight on John Stossel’s Fox Business Network TV show. We also look at some of the other notable candidates who will face off against Johnson at the Libertarian Party convention this Memorial Day weekend. Besides Johnson, the two

BEGAYE | FROM PAGE 8 Agency and other responsible parties.” “To make matters worse, the EPA continues to add insult to injur y by refusing to send even a single

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore via cc Libertarian Party candidates getting the most national national media coverage are sof t wa re developer Joh n McAfee and online free-market news and opinion site founder Austin Petersen. Joh n son i s hopi n g t o become the Libertarian nominee for a second presidential election in a row. In 2012 Johnson originally ran for president as a Republican, but switched to the Libertarian Party ticket after organizers excluded him from a series of televised debates. Johnson later filed an antitrust lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates for allegedly colluding to keep

third parties out of debates. As New Mexico’s governor from 1995-2003, Johnson vetoed a record number of bills, prompting the nickname “Governor No.” During the last presidential election, he received one percent of the popular vote or about 1.2  million votes. Johnson has also made a name for himself as the first governor to speak out in favor of legalizing marijuana. He also became CEO of a cannabis company since 2012, leaving the position to again run for president. McA fee, a free -ma rket answer of sorts to eccentric billionaire Richard Branson, has established himself as a frontrunner within the Libertarian

representative to the upcoming field hearing on the spill. It has been eight months since the incident and despite promises to take full responsibility for the consequences of the three million gallon toxic spill, the EPA has instead dragged its feet and has yet to fully

reimburse the Navajo Nation’s costs. We commend Senator McCain for calling out the EPA’s unacceptable behavior and holding Administrator McCarthy accountable. As the administrator of the EPA, it is McCarthy’s responsibility to appear at this important





John McAfee. Photo Credit: WikiCommons



Party with platform issues like national cyber security and privacy rights for U.S. citizens. Once the owner of a large piece of land in New Mexico, McAfee made headlines when he was named as a person of interest in the death of his neighbor in Belize. McAfee fled the country, entered Guatemala illegally and was eventually deported to Miami. Since then, Belize officials seem to have dropped any investigation into McAfee. He has repeatedly stated that the Belize government is corrupt and often uses his experience there to illustrate what he calls the overreach of federal government. Austin Petersen, who created the libertarian news and opinion site The Libertarian Republic,

has been getting a lot of media attention as a relatively new face in politics. At 35 years old, Petersen makes the age cutoff for President by a year. He also stands out as the only frontrunner in the party that has an anti-abortion platform. H is ca mpa ig n website states that he will “encourage a culture of life, and adoption, and educate Americans about the ‘consistent pro-life ethic,’ which also means abolishing the death penalty.” See some of the other 12 candidates vying for the Libertarian Party nomination, including candidates who refuse to accept federal currency and have asked a famous rapper to be his running mate. Visit: www. nmpoliticalreport.com

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Joe Biden headed to New Mexico this weekend By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


A N TA F E – V i c e President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the high profile Democrats scheduled to appear in Santa Fe this weekend for a Democratic conference. The Democratic Cong re s sion a l Ca mpa ig n Committee Issues Conference will take place this weekend with a number of high profile Democrats. The Sa nta Fe location is likely thanks to Ben Ray

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Luján. The congressman who represents the state capital is

the chair of the DCCC. Luján is the first Hispanic chair of the Democratic group dedicated to elected Democrats to Congress. “I look for ward to welcoming Leader Pelosi, Vice President Biden, and my colleagues to New Mexico for this opportunity to show off the state and all the great things New Mexico has  to offer,” Luján said in a statement. “From our entrepreneurs to our famous chile, from our world class art to the majestic landscapes, our home is tr uly the La nd of Enchantment.”

Pelosi is also hosting the event that will take place from Friday through Sunday. Biden is the specia l guest at the event. He w i l l a dd re s s member s of Cong res s a nd ot her members of Congress will speak, according to an email from a DCCC aide. A reception will take place at the New Mexico Museum of Art on Saturday. T he con fer e nc e t a ke s place du r i ng a n i nteresting time for Congressional Democrats. Republicans hold a 246 -188 advantage (there is one vacancy), the largest

adva nt age si nce t he New Deal. However, Republ ic a n s are bracing for a possible Democratic wave election and are hoping that the built-in advantage from redistricting in 2010. Other Democratic memb e r s of C o n g r e s s s c h e d u led to appea r i nclude C he r i B u s t o s of I l l i noi s , Debbie Dingell of Michiga n and John Larson of Connecticut. Democratic candidates for House will be in attendance. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com

Balderas clears final two behavioral health providers NO FRAUD FOUND IN ANY OF THE 15 PROVIDERS AUDITED

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ANTA FE – In a letter sent to legislators this mor n i n g, A t t or ney General Hector Balderas cleared Pathways and TeamBuilders, the remaining providers in the Behavioral Health Investigation, of fraud. Upon taking office in 2015, Attorney General Balderas released the PCG audit in its entirety with minimal redactions, and made it a priority to complete the 12 pending behavioral health investigations to bring transparency and accountability to the process. The PCG audit and the Human Services Department alleged there was $36 million in overbilling by the providers. NEWS

In its separate investigation, based on the allegations of the PCG and OptumHealth audits, the Office of the Attorney Genera l fou nd there wa s approximately $1.16 million in over billing and no evidence of fraud. “Our thorough investigation of the providers concluded that there was not a pattern of fraud, despite the actions of the Human Services Department in finding credible allegations of fraud and freezing funding to 15 providers across New Mexico in 2013,” Balderas said. “It now falls to the Human Services Department to take timely and appropriate administrative action to resolve this regrettable situation to ensure that tens of thousands of vulnerable New Mexicans receive their critical services. The department must find a way to fight fraud that does not put services to the most vulnerable at risk or result in hundreds of New Mexicans losing their jobs.” See attached for a copy of the letter from Attorney General Balderas to the legislators. Visit AG website to view all of the investigative repor ts: http: //www. nmag.gov/2013-behavioral-health-audit.aspx



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I NS L OW, A r i z . -Before a crowd of several hundred who h a d gat h ered to memorialize the life of Loreal Tsingine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye called for the City of Winslow to handle the investigation of Tsingine’s shooting in an unbiased and appropriate manner. Tsingine was shot five times on Easter Sunday as she struggled with a police officer who tried to apprehend her in response to an alert of a shoplifting that had taken place at a local convenience store. She was laid to rest April 5. Officer Austin Shipley fired the deadly shots, and has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation being headed by the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “From the Office of the President and Vice President, we will follow this investigation very closely to make sure

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye joined a crowed of over 300 people who came together on April 2 for a candlelight vigil memorializing the life of Loreal Tsingine. Tsingine was shot five times by a Winslow Police officer who aggressively tried to detain her on suspicion of shoplifting. At the vigil, Begay demanded that law enforcement treat every person with respect. Photo Credit: Courtesy that justice is done,” he said. President Begaye said the Navajo Nation will not hesitate

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to take legal action against City of Winslow if a thorough and unbiased investigation isn’t carried out. Begaye said that Navajo Nat ion At t or ney G ener a l Ethel Branch will be working with the United States Department of Justice to see that federal level investigation is done. At the v igil, President Begaye demanded that law enforcement officers treat and approach every person with respect. He said that every life and person is valuable and that every person should be treated accordingly. “The life of any person on the streets of Winslow is just as valuable as the life of the President,” he said.

have to pull a gun on them. We understand when a police officer talks to us with respect and honor rather than throwing us on the ground and abusing us. That is not respect,” he said. The tragedy of Tsingine’s death has emphasized how the Navajo Nation needs to be more engaged in the lives of Navajos who live in border towns.  President Begaye said the Nation needs to work very closely with municipalities to make sure that federally funded programs are addressing and serving the Navajo people that live in border towns. “We spend our dolla rs th roughout border tow ns around the Nation. We need to make sure that we are partnering very closely with the city, county, the state and the feds in servicing our people here,” he said. “They need to know

The late Loreal Tsingine. Photo Credit: Courtesy “I’m asking the police officers out there to respect the Navajo people. No matter what they do, you can talk sense with them, you can communicate with them.  You don’t

that Navajo dollars are holding up the economy of the border towns. The border towns need to understand and respect this. We deserve better service and respect in these border towns.”

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Godspeed, Rick By Bernie Dotson


t’s a tough job, serving as Gallup’s general services director. The resignation of Rick Snider, the city’s general services director until April 8, is a big loss for the city. Love him or hate him, Snider leaves behind some big shoes to fill. The Chicago native came to the city five years ago

initially to manage Gallup’s customer care center as the deputy director of information technology. Duties within the purchasing department and operations at the municipal warehouse soon became part of Snider’s domain. Lately, though, most know Snider as the guy who oversees operations at the historic El Morro Theatre and the Downtown Events Center.

Snider deser ves credit for doi ng yeoma n’s work to increase the potential of bringing people to downtown Gallup, whether it be to shop, to browse the trading stores or art galleries or to simply take in whatever was going on at the Events Center. Affable, smart and very capable, Snider grew to oversee seven city divisions as general services director and assisted city manager Mary Ann Ustick with organizational concerns and special projects. He helped with the often challenging re-organization of the Gallup Detox Center back when Dan


Dible was city manager and now. Those weren’t easy tasks, as the city went through big changes with NCI and the financial fallout that came from it. And who can forget Snider’s expertise with respect to computer technology? Snider was a major player when the cit y adopted its logo, the same logo that now adorns the city flag. He was the go-to guy when it came to getting delinquent utility customers into payment plans. Sn ider is now mov i ng on to the bigger confines of

Champaign, Ill., which is the home of the University of Illinois where Snider graduated from. His graduate degree that he earned last December i n publ ic a d m i n i st r at ion from the University of New Mexico paved the way for the County Administrator job in Champaign. We know he’ll do well, because he did very well here. Whatever the future holds for Snider, and we know that it’s all going to be good, particularly in Champaign, he’ll be missed by friends and foes alike in Gallup. Godspeed, Rick.


As you finish up loose ends and projects that have been lingering and causing stress, don’t forget to look ahead. Lau Tzu said: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” What is your first step? Will you arise early everyday to work out? Perhaps you wish to start your own business and have already started planning. Madame G suggests chasing your dreams with the first step before time eludes you. Go now!

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Are you lonely? Sometimes, life appears unfair and forces us to evaluate who we are, whether we want to or not. If you’ve never tried to be alone now is a good time. Develop those skills you believe are lacking. You don’t have to spend thousands on a formal education. Instead, visit the local library or search online. There are free programs that will help you get there such as, Coursera and Con Academy. Try it out.

Supposedly, according to the FBI the sign most likely to be a Serial Killer is you. Unlike Scorpios who’re cold and calculating and the sign most likely to be an assassin—Cancers commit crimes of passion. Don’t be a statistic. Try mediation and yoga. If that doesn’t work stop judging life based on other people’s success. In other words, cut out the green monster of envy. Jealousy doesn’t own you and green really isn’t your color.

Does your heart scream Gucci, but your wallet says thrift store? Consider this dilemma an opportunity. Thrift stores can have incredible finds. You may discover a barely used Burberry bag, or soft patent leather shoes, for a steal. If you don’t love them, sell them on EBay or Etsy. You might just make enough for those Gucci shoes or a trip to Hawaii. Give it a try and let’s see what you can do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Free yourself from self-doubt this month Scorpio. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. Don’t get hung up on holding a grudge or staying stuck. Past mistakes are in the past. Move upward and onward. The greatest part of life is yet to come. Take a page from Google Maps, envision your path and set your course. Plan out your goal and destination. If you get a little lost who cares, you can always make a U-turn. You’ve got a date with destiny. Go forth!

If you’ve always wanted to own a small antique shop or side business, take some time to plan it out. Your local Chamber of Commerce offers classes and resources that are likely free. The library has books for researching how to start a small business, and will offer online assistance as well. Write down your goals. Look at how much money you’ll need to start. In a clear concise fashion, map out how you’ll get there, stepby-step. You might just surprise yourself.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You may start to see reoccurring patterns in your relationships. Do you settle too quickly for a seemingly good idea? Perhaps you think you’re not worth something better. Whatever the case, look deeply at your relationship and yourself. Does this person or friendship help you grow? If you feel drained after each encounter this may be a good time to start fresh. Madame G believes that you’re worth more than you think.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Life has a way of tying us up in knots. It’s hard to see through people with malicious intent who are out to get us. You may not always see it coming. Consider the wise Chinese proverb: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” You don’t have to look for the double meaning in every human interaction. But, be aware of patterns, especially among those in your inner circle. If it looks, acts, thinks, and feels like a snake—it probably is a snake. Don’t get bit a second time because that’s on you. OPINIONS

You love helping others. It may well be your superpower. And really, isn’t that the quality of all Superheroes—they want to help. Madame G suggests getting your feet wet in local organizations from the VFW to Donation Match. You could showcase your talents to the world and provide much needed in-kind donations to local non-profits. You could be a real superhero to someone in need. Get out there and do some good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Are you appreciated at work? If you find yourself becoming a jackof-all-trades and master of none, you may want to take a step back. It’s great to learn new things, but experience and mastery come from clear, eagle-eyed focus. If you want to succeed don’t do it all. Learn to delegate efficiently. You may give up some control and you may have to teach someone else how to handle it. But, you’ll find that you’re happier. You can do it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Do you have forward moving plans? Even tiny goals are global, if you work with your friends. Keep yourself motivated. If you love hunting, show a friend who’s never been how to go through the process. Teach him/her the basics: from gun safety to tracking. For all you know that’ll set you on the path to your most important goal—independence. You may even discover your passion and a small entrepreneurial business.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) The path to greatness is carved in two directions: good or ill. You can’t achieve great things without choosing a path. Consider superheroes, they’re either very good or very bad. Normal human beings are often a combination of both. What are you? If you’d like to make an impact remember that even small efforts can produce great results. Take action and do your part. Be great!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your soul is always searching for something. It may be happiness, fulfillment, or love. The problem is that when you search outside of yourself, you’ll never find it. It’s not at the bottom of a bottle, Louis Vuitton wallet, or a designer handbag. True happiness comes from wanting what you have and taking responsibility for your actions. Learn to be less of a consumer and mine your happiness from within.

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If tuition increases were a tax hike they’d never fly By Bill Jordan NM Voices for Children


f tuition increases were a tax hike they’d be so massive no politician would be caught so much as thinking about them, let alone supporting them. Due in large part to New Mexico’s budget cuts to higher education over the last six years, tuition and fees have increased by 46 percent at 4-year public universities and by 34 percent at 2-year colleges. Now we get the news that students at the University of New Mexico will see another

increase of about $280 in their tuition and fees next year. That may not seem like a huge amount to some, but it’s enormous when you look at it this way: If the average New Mexico adult was expected to pay an extra $280 a year in gross receipts taxes, it would be equivalent to a 22 percent tax increase! Can you imagine any lawmaker wanting to raise anyone’s tax by 22 percent? Yet, since it’s not a tax (and college students aren’t a huge voting bloc anyway), apparently it’s OK. This increase is even bigger when you consider that some students must f ina nce their t u it ion w it h student loans, which they will pay back with i nterest over m a ny ye a r s . Once aga in, we’ve saddled ou r st udent s w it h debt i n order to preserve precious tax cuts for the rich and corporations. It’s also not helpful that those big tax

cuts have yet to produce any jobs, so many of those who do finish college here are forced to go elsewhere to find decent employment. When speaking in public, the Governor never mentions tuition increases but she does often mention the dozens of tax cuts she has championed. Those tax cuts have cost the state hundreds of millions of

dollars and forced big cuts to higher education. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says New Mexico has cut higher education funding by more than 32 percent since the start of the recession. That’s the seventh largest cut in the nation—and since that measure was taken, another $20 million has been cut from next year’s budget.


County premature to hire new manager during election season April 4, 2016 On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 the County Commissioners is meeting in closed session on what to do to fill the County Manager position after Bill Lee leaves in May 2016 to run for the District 3 County Commissioner position. Here is what I think. Simply appoi nt a n Act i ng Cou nt y Manager for the rest of the year. When I become County Manager in August 2011 the County had been on auto-pilot with Acting CM’s for 9 months. I n Aug u st 2011 we had: Doug at Attor ney – Dez a s HR Director – Sara Keeler as Finance Director – Theresa Diaz as Head of Purchasing and Procurement – Bernice Martinez – As Head of Grants Management – Mario Gomez as Acting Roads Superintendent


– Steve Silver sm ith Acti ng Warden of ADC – JDC was under an Acting appointment also – Anthony Dimas over Emergency Management and Bill Woolman over County Fire. And today, you have Doug, Dez, Sara, and Woolman still there in the same capacities. Dimas is still there with responsibility for OEM and Grants management. You have again Steve Silversmith as Acting Warden and you have Donna Goodrich over Juvenile Detention. You Ron Caivigga over Purchasing - Debra Martinez over DWI Program - Lori Parra over the JSACC - Claudeen Foutz over DWI Compliance and Jeff Irving as Roads Superintendent. I know all of these people and I would say the County is in good hands. So, my point is the County will do fine with an Acting County

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Manager – probably with Doug or Dez or Sara in charge or a combination of the three. If I was the Commission I would not start a selection process until after the election is over and the installation of the new District #3 Commissioner occurs - It’s only fair to let the new Commissioner be part of that process. As a closing thought I don’t understand why Bill Lee had to quit anyway to run as long as he doesn’t campaign on County time. I would have let him take an “unpaid leave of absence” to run. If he won then let him resign then. Sincerely, Richard F. Kontz 507 Apache Court, Gallup, NM 505-236-1122 Email: rmkontz@q.com

So while Governor Susana Martinez has pledged no new taxes, her policies have forced huge tuition increases on an already struggling group of young New Mexicans. As a result, student loan debt is skyrocketing and New Mexico now has the highest rate of default on student loans. In addition, enrollment at many public institutions is down.

Concerned citizen takes issue with alleged police brutality To the Editor: Begaye says that he supports the efforts of public safety departments across the Navajo Nation, including those that serve border town communities? Begaye also said that police officers risk their lives on a daily basis to ensure the publics safety and that they DESERVE to be commended. A r i zona Depa r t ment of P ubl ic Sa fet y I n for m a t ion O f f ic e R a l i l Ga r c i a s a id t h a t t he Investigation could take months. A n investigation that could be done in a few minutes from a nyone’s dining room table. Two officers were at the scene of a female wielding scissors. Both officers were male, taller, heavier, and stronger than any one female. These two male officers are also trained in violence. This one female had no such training. Yet TWO male officers could not take these scissors from ONE female without pumping FIVE bullets into a FEMALE. I believe that even at my age I can take scissors from any female and I am positive that with another male on my side, this could be very easily done WITHOUT appointing myself, Judge, Jury and Executioner. Louis Maldonado Gallup, NM OPINIONS

COMMUNITY Promotions earned for hard work at Gallup Police Department By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


t’s not the “good ol’ boys’ club” that gets you promoted at the Gallup Police Department. Promotions are based on the scores of tests presented to each candidate and to their responses. For the recent open slot of lieutenant, three candidates vied for the promotion, and Rosanne Morrissette was the chosen one. Chief Franklin Boyd summed up the process with a simple, declaratory statement and noted how important it is for the department to embrace women and minorities to step into leadership roles, but officers have to work toward the next step. “This department prides itself on its diversity,” he said. “Your performance dictates where you go in this department.” Boyd also remarked on how tough this job is as officers nationwide are continually viewed and described in the

From left, Gallup Police Department Chief Franklin Boyd and Lt. Roseanne Morrissette celebrate her promotion April 1. Photo Credit: NativeStars media as “bad cops.” With those words behind h i m, t he promotion of Morrissette was no surprise. The veteran of 15 ½ years

with the GPD has a degree in Criminal Justice from UNM-G. Morrissette worked patrol until she was made a detective in 2005. She earned her Sergeant

stripes in 2014 and will now c om m a nd t he D e t e c t i ve Division of eight and will also be the Public Information Officer for the department.

“I feel very proud and honored by the promotion. I’m ready to do the job. I really like the direction the department is going,” Morrissette said Apr. 5, a few days after the announcement was made of the promotion. “I’m still taking courses in PIO and Leadership. I love being a police officer and want to see how far I can progress in my career.” Chief Boyd had her back as well, commenting about Morrissette. “She scored well,” he said, referring to her answers to promotional oral board’s questions. “We are extremely confident in her leadership ability in the detective department.” Captain Rick White was also complimentary about Morrissette’s promotion. “It’s great that she’s being promoted,” White said. “She will do well for our department and for our citizens. Morrissette leadership role in the detective unit has brought about positive changes. The greatness will continue.”

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Despite the two wins on Apr. 2 for Miyamura High School, Aaraya Jayde Sheridan didn’t seem too happy or too impressed at the Sports Complex. Photo Credit: Tom Hartsock COMMUNITY

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‘The Turquoise Trader: A Zia Yazzie Novel’ captures the sights, smells of Gallup By Lealia Nelson Sun Correspondent “The Turquoise Trader” is a New Mexico based novel that takes place in Gallup. The main character is Zia Yazzie, the illegitimate son of a Navajo woman, and Ben Monroe, a Navajo Jewelry trader. Zia is a college student with big dreams of helping the Navajo people after his graduation from UNM. Those dreams are interrupted by Ben’s sudden appearance after a 21 year absence. Zia wishes Ben would return to his “real” white family, while Zia’s mother remains silent. Throughout the novel she appears as a background decoration, much like the Navajo Jewelry that Ben trades and sells. Ben insists that Zia work for him in his Gallup shop. For inexplicable reasons, this must happen immediately and can’t wait for Zia to graduate in one month. Zia laments the loss of his life, friends,

and dreams in Albuquerque. But, Zia believes that Ben will abandon the idea within the year and follows along.

The novel begins on December 29, 1973. In American history, the most popular show on television is All in the Family. It’s not clear if this was deliberate on the part of the author, but Ben and Archie Bunker share similar qualities. They’re both selfish, exploitive of their families, and bigoted against anyone who’s not heterosexual. T he novel t ack les complex themes and ideas, such as cultural appropriation, dual ethnicities, cultural family taboos (i.e. incest), racism, and homophobia. Whether the novel successfully challenges these themes is another issue. The novel attempts to break dow n negative cultural stereotypes and exploitation, but develops several new ones and reinforces the same ideas it was trying to confront. One area where the novel succeeds with authentic emotion is when Zia discusses the Navajo Way’s views on homosexuality: “The Nadleeh, as you’re

called in the Navajo way, have always been an essential part of our Navajo Life. The Two-Spirit people exist in our ancient traditions, our creation stories, our ceremonies and songs.” This draws out the tension between Zia’s two worlds: the Navajo Way and his white Christian father. The Turquoise Trader is a typical Southwestern novel and emphasizes the sights, smells, and foods of the local area. It was published by BezCo publishers and has a self-published feel. It lacks the seamless quality provided by larger publishing companies. But, for die-hard Nuevo Mexico fans this may be the book for you, as long as, you don’t mind reading about an incestuous budding romance or cultural misappropriation. The Turquoise Trader: A Zia Yazzie Novel was published Aug. 9 by BezCo Publishers. The Gallup Sun had made numerous attempts to reach author prior to writing review.

‘Everyone Wants Some!!’: Meanders, but has its moments By Glenn Kay For the Sun



ccasionally, there’s a downside to seeing so many movies. When one really makes an impression on you, it’s tough for any sort of follow-up to compete. Such is the case with Everybody Wants Some!!, a “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused (1993) and to some extent, Boyhood (2014). I’m a big fan of the earlier title, which captured the last day of school for a varied group of kids in a local high school. It depicts a day of celebration and consternation

about the future and is pretty much one of the best comingof-age movies you’re likely to see. Truth be told, there’s nothing wrong with Everybody Wants Some!! It’s very wellacted, fun and captures the early 80s perfectly. This follow-up is set on the weekend before first day of classes at a Texas university. Jake (Blake Jenner) is a freshman pitcher who is roomed with his teammates. After arriving, he and his newfound compatriots decide to spend the weekend on the prowl, wandering from club to club in an attempt to pick up women. Naturally, there’s a romantic interest for Jake in Beverly (Zoey Deutch), a young theater student. Along the way, the group joke around and discuss how to engage females. Some even ‘Everyone Wants Some!!’ features some improvisational-style acting that gives this movie about some jocks some of its coming-of-age charm. It’s a limited release, so if you hit the road be on the lookout for this comedy-light flick. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures espouse their personal philosophies. The two elder teammates who seem to have the biggest impact are smoothtalking Finnegan (Glen Powell) a nd low-key, pot - smoker Willoughby (Wyatt Russell). However, most of the characters are interesting and their interactions are often amusing.


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There’s a very loose and natural approach to their discussions which at time almost appear improvisational. And between the goofiness of starting a fight at a club or playing various pranks on one another, the movie reveals some insight into their social clique. They all want to be

professional athletes and are highly competitive in everything they do (not just baseball), leading to some amusing disagreements. In fact, the more eccentric bits of behavior make the biggest impression


‘Hardcore Henry’ is all chaos, no character

expected, some of the stunts are remarkable. Yet on a personal level, I could not get on its wavelength and the barrage of non-stop action wore its welcome out very quickly. Henry is a cyborg who awakens in a lab. He’s quickly told by a scientist named Estelle (Haley Bennett) that she is his wife. Almost immediately, the pair comes under attack by a bizarre, scenery-chewing villain named Akan (Danila Kozlovsky). Akan appears to possess psychokinetic abilities,

raising other technicians off of the ground and executing them. Henry attempts an elaborate escape, but Estelle is taken hostage. Almost as soon as she disappears, Henry encounters Jimmy (Sharlto Copely), who explains that Henry is a super-soldier. Jimmy attempts to help the hero evade capture and seemingly meets his end on numerous occasions, only to reappear moments later in a different guise. And that’s essentially it, folks. That is all that is going

on. For 90 plus minutes, Henry fights his way through all kinds of soldiers, leaving hundreds dead in his wake (perhaps it’s thousands, I couldn’t keep track). As mentioned, the stunt work and fight choreography is impressive. There are some wild visuals as the lead rappels down the side of a building, runs over the framework of a bridge, hangs from a helicopter and moves from floor to floor around buildings Parkour-style. The climactic fight is so stuntladen, graphic and ridiculous

that it was amusing to watch. If only there were a compelling story to hang any of this action on. Viewers have no way of relating to the hero and as a result there is no reason to become involved in his plight. There’s no character development for any of the characters. It’s sad to see a veteran like Tim Roth wasted in a bit part of about five lines and perhaps a minute of screen time. The villain’s performance is as hackneyed as it gets, and when all is revealed, it makes little to no sense. Additionally, the constant and repetitive nat u re of headshot s a nd exploding body parts isn’t thrilling. In fact, it becomes dull and numbing. As for the first-person novelty/gimmick, the manic chases result in numerous camera moves and whip-pans that are difficult to follow. It really is like watching someone play a video game for two hours. Despite all the chaos onscreen, there aren’t any characters to care about and it soon had me checking my watch. I admire what the filmmakers were attempting with Hardcore Henry, but this experiment isn’t developed enough to merit a feature-length film.

actually get out a post-secondary education. Regardless, the cast are great and even if the movie doesn’t appear to be going anywhere in particular it is fun watching many of their

escapades. The soft photography is perfectly suited to 1980. It is muted with plenty of browns and oranges that visually encapsulate the era. The soundtrack features loads of great tunes that also assist in

setting the mood. I enjoyed Everybody Wants Some!! even if I didn’t feel it was as compelling as it could have been. In some respects, the style of the feature straddles the line between Dazed and Boyhood. It doesn’t worry about plot, drama or conflict

and instead presents a character focused slice-of-life. Call me a traditionalist, but I prefer Dazed. Still, it’s a matter of personal preference. If one is willing to embrace the loosely constructed narrative, they should still find plenty here to take pleasure from.

By Glenn Kay

RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 96 MIN. A strange thing happened during the preview screening of the first-person action flick, Hardcore Harry. While some members of the audience hooted and hollered at the overthe-top events and violence appearing onscreen, many others were less than impressed. I counted at least 20 walkouts in the opening half-hour. It felt like there was constant movement of people in and out of the theater. That’s a huge number of people throwing up their hands in dismay. Clearly, this is going to be a polarizing cinematic experience. For me, the reaction wasn’t as severe, but I certainly wasn’t cheering either. Yes, I thought that there were many admirable elements. The first-person perspective is a daring way to tell a story. We don’t see what Henry looks like until very late in the film and the reveal isn’t very clear. The character can’t even speak and only communicates through hand gestures and head movements. And as

EVERYONE | FROM PAGE 16 and entertain with their funny observations. While the freewheeling approach adds authenticity and naturalism to the events, it also means that the story itself meanders greatly. There are definitely some slow patches. And there aren’t any immediate, pressing problems for the players to address. Of course, realism is what the filmmaker was going for. Yet with such a narrow focus (they interact briefly with other groups but it’s mostly a bonding experience for the leads), the endeavor occasionally feels like it lacks forward momentum. The jocks simply wander from party to party, shooting the breeze. And by the close, Jake addresses his va lues a nd beliefs so clearly and succinctly that he appears to have everything all figured out. It’s a pretty impressive feat after one weekend of partying and one wonders what he’ll COMMUNITY

If you’re looking for stunning stunt work and kick-ass choreography, and that’s it, then this is your flick, wherever it may be playing when it opens Friday. Photo Credit: STX Entertainment

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 8th, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


t’s time for another edition running down the highlights of releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Besides the arrival of one of the biggest box office hits of all time, there are plenty of smaller, quirkier efforts. 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! A v a ’ s Possessions - A you n g woman who has recently been exorci sed of a demonic s p i r i t attempts to pick up the pieces of her life in this independent comedy/horror. She attends self-help group meetings, but soon begins to suspect that the evil force may want to return. Reviews were decent for this low-budget spoof, suggesting that while it wasn’t hilariously funny or terrifically scary, it was quirky enough to provide a few interesting moments. The cast includes Lousia Krouse, Carol Kane and William Sadler. Countdown - This low-budget action picture from the WWE places two of their wrestlers in a plot about a detective determined to take down a mad bomber who has strapped timed explosives to a child. This is a straight-to-DVD title that hasn’t been made available for previews, so I wouldn’t expect a cinematic classic. It stars Nick Nemeth (aka Dolph Ziggler), Glenn Jacobs (aka Kane) and Katharine Isabelle. Death in Buenos Aires - T h i s fo r e i g n - l a n g u a ge Argentine crime film from a couple of years back is only receiving its North American release just now. The 80s settale follows a detective investigating the murder of a wealthy gay socialite while suppressing own his feelings for another cop. There are currently no write-ups so there isn’t a consensus on the flick’s quality. It does feature Demian Bachir, as well as Chino Darin and Monica Antonopulis. #Horror - Inspired by actual events, this low-budget terror


film involves some spoiled preteen girls who are also cyber-bullies. Unfortunately for them, they soon become terrorized after getting together for a sleepover. Reviews were mixed-negative - while many complimented the visuals as striking, many felt the characters were so repugnant that the entire exercise became difficult to endure. While Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy and Bridget McGarry play the girls, the movie boasts a supporting cast of recognizable faces that include Chloe Sevigny, Timothy Hutton and Balthazar Getty. The Hallow - And here’s another horror f lick. Also known as The Woods, this Ireland-set effort is about a family who move to a remote mill house - they soon find themselves under attack by mysterious creatures of the forest. Overall, response was positive to this little chiller. While a few called it gloomy and formulaic, more were impressed with the special effects and atmosphere created on a limited budget. Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McEl h at t on a nd M ich a el Smiley take on the lead roles. Identicals - This small UK production follows a man who comes into contact with a business called Brand New-U - they create and use human copies of clients to give them a better life. The hero attempts to learn exactly what that entails and discovers that many persons have copies floating around. There a ren’t a ny rev iews online, so interested viewers will have to judge it on their own. It features Nick Blood and Nora-Jane Noone. Mojave A dispirited film pro ducer travels out to the title location a nd meet s a psychotic i nd iv idua l. The strange drifter murders a police officer and follows the protagonist back to Los Angeles where he attempts to frame the lead character for the crime. Notices weren’t exemplary for this moody thriller. They suggested that the villain was charismatic, but also called it slow and ponderous. It stars Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Louise Bourgoin Mark

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Wahlberg and Walter Goggins. R i o t - T h i s low- bu d get action picture involves ex-copper gets himself thrown into prison to get close to a Russian mobster who not only murdered his family, but runs the city from his lavish cell. Again, this effort is being released direct-to-DVD, so one can’t comment on its quality. However, keep expectations in check. It features Matthew Reese, Dolph Lundgren and Danielle Churchran. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - Here’s one you may have already heard of. The all-time highest grossing film in North America (it ranks third worldwide) is this sequel in the Star Wars saga. A new group of outcasts face off against a new Empire who plan on taking over the universe with a Death Starlike orb in space. Of course, classic characters return to help the youngsters along the way. The press were positive about the film, suggesting that while it all may have been overly familiar, it still managed to do a good job of recreating the tone of the original series. Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill appear. Stealing Cars - This small indie film involves a juvenile car thief who is caught and placed in a detention center. Once there, he attempts to navigate his way through an assortment of judges, gangs and guards. It’s a direct-to-DVD release as well, so there are currently no write-ups available. The impressive cast includes Emory Cohen, Heather Lind, William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman and Mike Epps. Tumble­ down - The widow of a folk singer has difficulty mov i ng on with her life some t i me after her hu s b a nd’s unfortunate passing. Sparks fly after she encounters the brash and blunt writer of her husband’s biographer. This drama received generally positive reviews. A few felt there wasn’t as much romantic chemistry between the stars as there should have been, but more believed the performances and poignancy of the story made

up for it. Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello and Griffin Dunne headline the film. Veteran - This foreign-language effort from South Korea tells the tale of a thickheaded detective on the trail of a wealthy head of an auto theft ring. When the rich criminal tries to buy him off, the cop takes offense and becomes determined to take down his target. Notices were very strong for this effort. While one or two called it formulaic, it has mostly been describes as a high-energy, fun and exciting effort that also contains a bit of subtext about class and culture in its homeland. Jeong-min Hwang and Ah In Yoo play the leads. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music - The final new release is another title making its debut as a direct-to-DVD title. Completed just in time to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Sound of Music, this movie is adapted from Agetha von Trapp’s autobiography and details the real story behind the legend. Unfortunately, its unceremonious debut suggests the finished product may not be as successful as hoped. It stars Eliza Bennett, Lauryn Canny, Yvonne Catterfeld, Rosemary Harris and Matthew MacFadyen.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Kino have a few titles arriving on Blu-ray. The Gallant Hours (1960) is a war flick set in the South Pacific following a week in the life of a naval captain. It stars James Cagney and Dennis Weaver. In Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) a group of astronauts (led by John Agar) land on Uranus and get more than they bargained for when they begin to experience hallucinations of women from their past. As it turns out, the giant and nasty pulsating brain that commands the planet is responsible. Finally, The Purple Plain (1954) is a UK WWII drama about a reckless pilot who is taken off duty to deal with some severe psychiatric issues. Gregory Peck takes on the lead role. Mill Creek are releasing an inexpensive DVD set called The Hammer Film Collection Volume 2. It contains six titles, including Creatures the World Forgot (1971), Die! Die! My

Darling! (1965), Maniac (1963), Never Take Candy From a Stranger (1960), The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) and The Snorkel (1958). They also have a Blu-ray of the well-regarded biopic Prefontaine (1997), featuring Jared Leto as the Olympic long-distance runner. A r row have a few no t a ble releases as well. T h e Black Cat (1981) is a loo s e t a ke on the Edgar A l len Poe story from filmmaker Lucio Fulci (Zombie, The Beyond). It follows a man who communicates psychically with the title animal. After using it to help him cover up some “accidents” the cat decides to exert its control over the lead to save itself. The Blu-ray features include a transfer from the original camera negative, an audio commentary from fan/Fangoria editor/ filmmaker Chris Alexander, a documentary on the production and other bonuses. Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) is an Italian thriller about a damaged writer who becomes the prime suspect after a young woman is murdered. It also doesn’t help that the crime inspires the author to get over his block. This Blu-ray comes with a new restoration, interviews with the director, crew members and actors and clips from fans of the film like Eli Roth among numerous other extras. Additi­ o n a l l y, Arrow also have an Italian horror Double Feature Bluray package called Death Walks Twice. It contains the films Death Walks on High Heels (1971) and Death Walks at Midnight (1972). The movies come with tons of extras.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! It’s a slim week for children’s entertainment, so I hope your kid likes The Wiggles. The Wiggles: Rock & Roll Preschool COMMUNITY

SPORTS 360 Recreational baseball and softball gears up for summer By Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


ell, it’s that time of the year again to start up the recreational baseball and softball teams for the summer. And at the same time it is also the time of year that way too many immature adults – known as parents – suddenly decide that nobody can organize their children like they can. This is a rite of Spring that has become traditional, not just

here but across the nation. Every parent – whether or not they ever played baseball or softball at any level – knows more about the games than anyone else. Mostly what they know is how to destroy all the fun and enjoyment kids get from this team activity, and turn it into a tearful, angst-ridden, and often angry experience many of these kids will never want to repeat in their life. Or will they? Frustrations linger for decades without ever using any kind of intelligence to

prevent it. We humans always claim to know best, but the best sometimes need to stay home and let their kids have fun! It is only a game, in case you haven’t noticed. The last time I checked not one of these kids ever got picked up by a professional team in these sports, or any other for that matter. Let the kids have fun while the older crowd stays home and screams at the politicians on TV. For those who want to be more constructive, I’ll see you in the bleacher!

A pleasant day for baseball Story and photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


ne of the many things that makes baseball so enjoyable is when Mother Nature cooperates and produces a beautiful day, like the one on Apr. 2 at the Sports Complex. Other factors also contribute to that lazy day feeling, of course: visiting with old friends, and new ones, too; the sense that there is no hurry to the game; the warm sun, not too hot with a slight breeze; watching the younger kids play; and naturally getting to see the home team win. Conversations ranged from silly to serious reminiscing, with a little teasing thrown in every direction. The warmth of the day and the unhurried atmosphere contributed to a lazy feeling that

not even the joy of watching the toddlers could disturb. The only time the stands came to life was when the ‘home boys’ made the catches, hit the ball, and ran around the bases with disciplined abandon. Miyamura won both games easily, 11-3 and 8-2, which further contributed to the feeling of peace and contentment by the partisan crowd. One had the belief though, even had the games been closer, there would have been just as much enjoyment. It’s not quite summer in Gallup, as we old timers will confirm. Great springtime weather is appreciated, early or late in the season. Baseball or softball is the excuse we mostly use to breathe deep, and sigh to ourselves with satisfaction; all is right with the world! It certainly was last Saturday.

AJ Silva turns on the heat as he flashes around third base in the second game Apr. 2 against West Mesa. SPORTS

Jordan Kirk drives the ball towards the gap at short in the bottom of the third inning of the game against West Mesa on Apr. 2 at the Sports Complex. The Patriots scored 19 runs in the doubleheader sweep of the Mustangs.

Brandon Vidal stretches out his leg as he delivers to the plate for Miyamura High School in their game against West Mesa on Apr. 2. The Patriots won easily in both contests, 11-3 and 8-2. Gallup Sun • Friday April 8, 2016


Scores Mar. 24, Thursday RCHS BASE 2, 1 Zuni 7, 14 Mar. 26, Saturday GHS BASE 2, 0 Bernalillo 8, 10 Mar. 29, Tuesday GHS TEN 1, Grants 8 MHS SOFT 2, Atrisco 17 ToHS BASE 7, 7 Navajo Pine 3, 8 Mar. 31, Thursday GHS SOFT 5, Bloomfield 13 GHS G TEN 4, Moriarty 5 GHS B TEN 0, Moriarty 9 MHS BASE 2, 1 Moriarty 3, 2 MHS G TEN 2, Grants 7 RCHS BASE 1, Thoreau 3 ToHS BASE 1, 3 Gallup JV 15, 13 Apr. 1, Friday GHS SOFT 13, 8 Farmington 6, 6 MHS SOFT 0, 0 Aztec 1, 8

Apr. 2, Saturday GHS BASE 3, 12 Moriarty 15, 22 MHS BASE 11, 8 West Mesa 3, 2 MHS JV SOFT vs Aztec, DH, 11/1 RCHS BASE 1, Magdalena 11 Apr. 4, Monday MHS BASE 9 Bloomfield 2 ToHS SOFT 31, 15 Newcomb 15, 0 Apr. 5, Tuesday GHS BASE @ Grants, 3 GHS SOFT @ Grants, 3 MHS SOFT vs Moriarty, 3 ToHS BASE vs Zuni, DH 3/5 ToHS SOFT vs Zuni, DH 3/5 WHS SOFT @ Bloomfield, 3 DH Apr. 7, Thursday MHS SOFT vs Navajo, 3

Schedules Apr. 8, Friday GHS SOFT @ Miyamura, DH 4/6 MHS SOFT vs Gallup, DH 4/6 ToHS BASE @ Shash Invite, TBA ToHS SOFT @ Shash Invite, TBA WHS BASE vs Shash Invite, TBA WHS SOFT vs Zuni (Shash Invite) TBA Apr. 9, Saturday GHS BASE vs Piedra Vista, 11 GHS JV BASE @ Farmington, DH 11/1 GHS JV SOFT vs Miyamura, DH 11/1 GHS T&F @ Bloomfield, TBA GHS JV T&F @ Shash Invite, Wingate, TBA MHS BASE vs Aztec, 1 MHS JV BASE vs Piedra Vista, DH 11/1 MHS JV SOFT @ Gallup, DH 11/1 RCHS T&F @ Shash Invite, Wingate, TBA ToHS BASE @ Shash Invite, TBA ToHS SOFT @ Shash Invite, TBA ToHS T & F @ Shash Invite, TBA WHS BASE vs Shash Invite, TBA WHS SOFT vs Shash Invite, TBA WHS T & F vs Shash Invite, 9

Apr. 11, Monday GHS BTEN @ Rehoboth, 4 RCHS BASE @ Thoreau, 3 DH RCHS B TEN vs Gallup, 4 Apr. 12, Tuesday GHS BASE @ Aztec, 4 GHS JV SOFT vs Wingate (GHS) DH. 4/6 MHS BASE vs Farmington, 4 MHS SOFT vs West Mesa, 4 RCHS SOFT @ Shiprock, 4 RCHS B/G TEN vs Hope Christian, 4 ToHS BASE @ Thoreau, DH 3/5 ToHS SOFT vs Navajo Pine, DH 3/5 WHS BASE @ Laguna Acoma, DH 3 WHS SOFT @ Gallup JV DH 4/6 Apr. 13, Wednesday GHS G TEN @ Rehoboth, 4 RCHS G TEN @ Gallup, 4 ToHS BASE @ Estancia, DH 3/5 Apr. 14, Thursday GHS BASE vs Navajo Pine, DH 3/5 GHS TEN vs Miyamura, 3 MHS BASE @ Piedra Vista, 4 MHS TEN @ Gallup. 3 RCHS SOFT @ N.A.C.A., 4 ToHS SOFT @ Santa Fe Indian, DH 3 WHS SOFT @ Zuni, DH 3 Apr. 15, Friday GHS SOFT @ Piedra Vista, DH 4/6 MHS SOFT @ Farmington, DH 3/5

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SHINGLE ROOFERS NEEDED Job location: Becenti, Tohatchi and Window Rock. Native American Preference Applies. Must have shingle experience. Must have tools. Fax resume to (505) 244-1250 Or call (505) 244-1252 ask for Lauren or Kristi WAREHOUSE PERSON: FULL-TIME Food distribution, inventory control, customer service, ability to work with varying temperatures, walking, standing, lifting up to 50 lbs, ability to operate pellet jack & forklift is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license. Application can be picked up at the office and please include a MVD driving record. A job description can be picked up at The Community Pantry. 505-726-8068 or director@ thecommunitypantry.org for more info. Salary: DOE Open until filled. HOME FOR RENT Stagecoach Neighborhood 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms home Dining Area, Garage Big Back Yard Call Patricia 505-879-7611 MOBILE HOME RENTALS MOBILE HOME SPACES Mobile Home Spaces – Single wide – any size $200/mo.  Double Wide $260/mo.  Call Mike 505-870-3430 or Carmelita 505-870-4095.

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FAMILY MOVIE (ALL AGES) Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Goosebumps AUTHORS FESTIVAL RECEPTION The Authors Festival opens with special guest Jimmy Santiago Baca, an American Book Award Winner and celebrated poet. Begins: 7 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Free SATURDAY APRIL 9 AUTHORS FESTIVAL Join us for the Authors Festival from 10 am- 4pm. The event will feature 32 authors from the southwest including the keynote speaker: Anne Hillerman. Starts at 1pm. There will be book signings, special panel presentations, and much more. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. SPROUTING MELODIES (INFANTS TO 9 MONTHS) Sprouting Melodies is a music education program that helps inspire learning at early ages through music. Led by a certified music therapist, Antoinette Neff, this program will be a great way for families to connect and learn how to use music to develop learning. Starts at 10 am. Location: Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. AUTHORS FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S JAMBOREE As part of the 2016 Authors Festival, join us for the Children’s Jamboree. CLASSIFIEDS

Starts at 1:30 pm. The Jamboree begins with author Ross Van Dusen as he presents: What Makes a Rainbow. This is an interactive presentation. There will also be Children’s authors for a meet and greet and prizes. Location: Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Free SUNDAY APRIL 10


WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement rhymes, and stories. Starts at 10:30 am. Location: Children’s Branch, 200 W Aztec Ave. Free.

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.

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Join us for the Holy Eucharist. Begins: 10:30 am. For more information please call (505) 863-4695. Location: 1334 S. Country Club Dr. MONDAY APRIL 11 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 TUESDAY APRIL 12 CITY OF GALLUP Join us for a City Council meeting. Agendas will be available at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers. For more information please call (505) 863-1254. Starts at 6 pm. Location: City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS Join the Octavia Fellin Library for free community computer training classes. They’re new and improved. This week: Beginners Course. There are no prerequisites. Starts at 3 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.

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.

APRIL FILM SERIES: NEW MEXICO MADE FILMS FAMILY MOVIE (ALL AGES) Join us for a free weekly movie. Popcorn provided. Starts at 5 pm. Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: True Grit OPEN-MIC-NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 7220117. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Wednesday at 6 pm, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr, corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni; Library room. THURSDAY APRIL 14 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Make: Foam Sheet Newsletter ONGOING RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizen’s Recycling Council is a local

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. SAVE THE DATE AMATEUR RADIO TEST SESSION On April 23, join us for the amateur radio test session. Starts at 12 pm. For more information please contact, Jimmy Graham (505) 713-0671 or email k5gra@yahoo.com. Location: 413 Bataan Memorial Dr. BIRDHOUSE AUCTION The ninth annual birdhouse auction, for Relay for Life, will take place on May 1. Area artists and crafts persons who would like to contribute to this project are encouraged to pick up an instructional pamphlet and birdhouse instruction sheet. You may build your own. All entries must be submitted

by April 17. Birdhouses will be photographed and added to the Website: www.gallupbirhouses. com. Many will be displayed at local businesses the week before the auction. The project is sponsored by the American Cancer Society Gallup Relay for Life Ups and Downs team. All proceeds go to the fight against cancer. For more information, please call Linda Shelton (505) 722-2175. Location: Sammy C’s Pub and Grill, 107 W Coal Ave. VETERANS JOB FAIR On June 15, join us for the fourth annual Veterans Job Fair. The job fair helps all who’re seeking employment especially veterans. Participants will be provided a table, two chairs, and lunch. There is no fee for this event. Last year we had a great turnout and had 91 on-site job hires. We invite you to be part of this successful event. Starts at 9 am. For more information or for employers wishing to participate please call (505) 722-222- or email marcia@ unm.edu. Location: Rio West Mall, 1300 W. I-40 Frontage Rd. EVENTS AT RIO WEST MALL April 4-16—RMCHCS Community Health Fair 7-9 am April 18-22—Recycled Art Exhibit April 22—Super Hero Drawing Contest April 25—Entry Deadline for RMCH Health Fair Poster Contest To post a non-profit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5pm.

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3rd Annual

June 22-25•2016

$14,000 added guaranteed Rodeo Average Winners Will Receive a Martin Saddle Junior High Incentives in all Events*

Entry fees: $250 per event ($500 for team roping). Parent/contestant team roping & ribbon roping: $300 per team. 80% payback of entry fees plus added money. *

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The City of Gallup is pleased to announce that for the “Best of the Best” Rodeo 2016 All contestant families will have “FREE” admission to all performances at the Best of the Best Rodeo Courtesy of AMIGO CHEVROLET/ TOYOTA 1900 South Second St. Gallup, New Mexico

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Gallup Authors

FRIDAY, April 8th – 7:00pm

Anne Hillerman

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Essie Yazzie



“A Celebration of Cultures” F E S T I V A L SATURDAY, April 9th – 10am to 4pm

John Fortunato

Ross Van Dusen

Slim Randles

Tanaya Winder

Melissa Neal

Meet 32 Authors

| Book Readings and Panel Discussions CHILDREN’S JAMBOREE April 9th - 1:30pm to 3pm

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