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NEWS Too close to home: Fruitland area girl abducted, murdered near Shiprock monument GALLUP HOLDS VIGIL IN ASHLYNNE MIKE’S MEMORY

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Waterflow, N.M., man was arrested May 3 in connection with the abduction and death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike. Tom Begaye, 27, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Paul Briones in Farmington on Wednesday. According to the U.S. District Court criminal complaint, Begaye faces the following charges: crime on an Indian reservation, murder, and kidnapping charges. Ashlynne’s body was found the morning of May 3, approximately 6 miles south of the Shiprock monument. She had been abducted in the Fruitland

Ashlynne Mike 2005-2016 area Monday afternoon. The FBI is investigating this case with the Navajo Nation Div ision of Public Safety, New Mexico State Police, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, Farmington Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye issued a statement Tuesday evening following the arrest of Tom Begaye.

A vigil for Ashlynne Mike was held May 4 at the Courthouse Square in Gallup. Photo Credit: NativeStars

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“Our Nation has just gone through a tragic event,” he said. “I am pleased to know that both Navajo and outside law enforcement were able to work together and share information. This led to the arrest of an individual who is believed to have caused a horrendous crime on one of our Navajo children.” Begaye said the Navajo Nation does have an Amber Alert system in place that works in conjunction with area law enforcement. “I’d like to praise all our law enforcement officers from the county, state, federal and Navajo Nation for doing a great job,” he said. “We appreciate their effort and the long hours they commit to putting their lives on the line. We thank them for protecting us. “I ex press my deepest appreciation to law enforcement officials, and I would also like to again extend my condolences to the family of Ashlynne Mike,” Begaye added. But according to media reports, the reservation has no official Amber Alert system in place. This was penned in


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ASHLYNNE MIKE | FROM PAGE 2 a press release by Shiprock Police District Capt. Ivan G. Tsosie. He said the Navajo Nation Div ision of Public Safety received funding from the Federal Government under the Adam Walsh Act as well as from the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act in the early 2000s, but the project fell flat. President Begaye hasn’t responded to this statement as of press time.

TIMELINE It was reported on May 2 that Ashlynne and her younger brother Ian, age 9, were lured into Begaye’s maroon van just north of Mile Marker 13 on Navajo Route 36 near the community of San Juan sometime after they were dropped off at their bus stop at 2:30 pm. They were playing at the bus stop and Ashlynne reportedly had hurt her ankle. Begaye asked her if she wanted to go see a movie, and she said yes then hopped in the van. Ian reluctantly joined his sister. Ashlynne’s family filed a missing person report with the Shiprock Police Department at approximately 6:53 pm. At 7:15 pm, it was reported that a motorist heading eastbound on Navajo Route 13, near the Shiprock pinnacle, picked up Ian Mike as he was walking along the highway. The motorist took the boy to the Shiprock Police Department. At about 2:30 am May 3 an Amber Alert was issued,


A woman is brought to tears during the May 4 vigil for Ashlynne Mike in Gallup. Photo Credit: NativeStars mor e t h a n s e ve n hou r s after Ashlynne’s repor ted disappearance.

THE STORY Ian Mike told investigators that the driver took them near the Shiprock pinnacle where he came upon a dead end road. It was the last time he would see his sister alive. Begaye took his sister to a location out of Ian’s sight. The abductor returned to the vehicle without Ashlynne, and after reportedly driving a short distance, Begaye told the young boy to exit the vehicle and go home. According to the Shiprock Police Department, Ashlynne Mike was found deceased at 11:30 am May 3 near the Shiprock pinnacle. In the criminal complaint, Begaye admitted to striking Ashlynne in the head twice with a tire iron after sexually assaulting her. He claims that she was moving when he left her alone, and for dead. He

also said that he picked her up exclusively to have intercourse with her, but denied to investigators that occurred. A description of Begaye and the maroon van was sent out May 3, and he was nabbed by law enforcement that evening at a gas station in Farmington.

THE AFTERMATH As the shockwave of grief a nd disbelief reverberate across the Navajo Nation and Four Corners region, communities are coming together to hold candlelight vigils. Gallup held a vigil May 4 at the Courthouse Square, led by Mayor Jackie McKinney. Ga r y Mike, A shly nne’s grief-stricken father, had some touching words to say to parents in a video that has now gone viral on social media: “… What I want to say to you out there … is to take care of your children. Watch them. Love them. And above all hug them every day of (sic) life. They’re precious.”

Body found by King Dragon identified By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


allup Police Department Lt. Rosanne Morrissette said the man found west of King Dragon restaurant May 2 has been identified as Fredlin Allison, 30, of Rock Springs, N.M. Morrissette said a Community Service Aide worker recognized the deceased man from taking him to the Na’nizhoozhi Center Inc. Gallup Detox Center in the past. When his name was located, police were able to ID him via the state’s Motor Vehicles Division. From there, police contacted family members who were able to identify Allison based on appearance discriptions alone. “They identified him through the rings he was wearing and other descriptors,” Morrissette said. “It doesn’t look like there was any foul play,” she said, adding that the body of Allison was sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy and NEWS

toxicology testing. Allison’s death is the tenth open area death of the 2015-16 Winter/cold season. Gallup Community Service Aides’ pick up inebriated individuals and take them to the local detox center.


eremy Eddie, 27, was a r re sted on a wa rrant in Gamerco May 5 for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl at her grandmother’s residence on Boardman Drive in Gallup March 27. He’s being held at the McK i n le y C o u n t y A d u l t Detention Center on a $10,000 cash only bond. The victim’s father, Kyle Begay, reported the incident to the Children, Youth, and Families Department, according to the affidavit for a search warrant. The case was then was assigned to Gallup Police

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Gallup Council OK’s Mentmore pump station repair WORK TO START IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, OFFICIAL SAYS

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he Gallup City Council unanimously approved an upgrade measure April 26 indirectly related to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Since there is no water and sanitation director since the recent resignation of Vince Tovar, City Electric Director Richard Matzke oversees plant operations in the interim. As such, Matzke told council members at the regular city meeting that the Mentmore lift station provides sewer service to the area west and north of Interstate 40 and Exit 16. He explained that the station is roughly 15 years old and is in need of some repairs. “The station is designed with two pumps to back each other up in case of failure,” Matzke said. “This issue was something that (Vince) discovered and was working on prior to leaving.” Matzke said one pump at the lift station has failed and


The city is in the process of repairing pumps at the Mentmore lift station, which is one of five lift stations in Gallup. In this photo dated May 5, pump 1 has been removed. Photo Credit: NativeStars the other is of the same vintage. “This proposed project will replace both pumps with an improved design,” he noted. “Also, the pump control systems will be replaced with high-efficiency variable frequency drives. The replacement of existing piping will be required to accommodate new pumps,” Matzke said at the council meeting.

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Matzke noted that the exterior of the building will be upgraded as will the adjoining sidewalk, he said. “This project is complicated by the need to continue operation while equipment is replaced, which will require attention to task scheduling and performing work during peak hours.”

Matzke noted that the cost of the rehabilitation project, to be done by local contracting company Murphy Builders, Inc., is just more than $334,000. Matzke noted that the projects start date will be in a matter of weeks, saying “as soon as the required paperwork is done work crews will begin work.” Matzke said sub-contractors might include the Dallago Corporation and Armored Electric. Wastewater lift stations a re facilities designed to move wastewater from lower to higher elevation, particularly where the elevation of the source is not sufficient for gravity flow.

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Thieves hit east side Shell station, again BLACK VELVET, SEAGRAMS 7 TAKEN FROM SHELVES

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


wo burglars made off with an assortment of liquor April 23 after breaking and entering the East Side Gilbert Ortega’s Shell Station at 3306 E. Historic Highway 66 at 1:06 a.m. The break-in was the second at the station in as many months. Video surveillance cameras indicate that the robbers were not the same people that hit the station the first time around. “Upon arrival (with another officer) we noticed the window to the business was shattered,” Gallup patrol officer Victor Rodriguez wrote in a report

Thieves target Gilbert Ortega’s Shell Station. Photo Credit: NativeStars on the matter. Rodriguez wrote that a video tape of the incident showed that

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the building. Once the glass was broken, one of the robbers crawled through the window and began handing the second robber several big liquor bottles through the broken window. A store clerk, who took inventory of the burglary the following day, said the two got away with three to four fifths of Black Velvet and Seagrams 7. He said both of the individuals carried backpacks and took nothing but the liquor bottles. I n t he p ol ic e r e p or t , Rodriguez estimated the value of the broken glass at $800. There was no listing of the value of the stolen alcohol. T he sa me ga s st at ion and convenience store was

burglarized by thieves on March 26, around the same hour of the morning. In that incident, burglars broke a different west side window of the business and helped themselves to cigarettes, liquor and chewing tobacco, according to a police report on that matter. The estimated amount of property damage in the March burglary was $1,400, the police report stated. The March burglary was done by juveniles, believed to be from the nearby Indian Hills neighborhood, a store clerk said. The April robbery was done by two grown men. The two looked to be street people, the clerk said.


The victim’s grandmother entered the room and asked Eddie what he was doing. He claimed that he was checking on the children. She then asked him to return to his bedroom and began to question her granddaughter. GPD Lt. Morrissette said based on the investigation, “Det. Neil Yazzie felt he had enough to secure a search warrant and pick up him up.” The case has been assigned to Magistrate Judge Cynthia Sanders. His arraignment is at 11 am May 6. Eddie is facing the charge of criminal sexual penetration in the 1st degree (child under 13 years of age) or the alternative, criminal sexual contact of a minor in the 2nd degree.

the evening of March 26 at her grandmother’s residence. Also staying at the residence was the vicim child’s aunt, Natasha Jones, and her boyfriend Eddie. The victim reported that sometime during the late night hours of March 27, Easter morning, that “…Eddie came into the living room where she was sleeping and started touching her legs,” the affidavit states. From there, Eddie sexually assaulted her with his hand. The affidavit also states that Eddie had actually moved the girl from where she was sleeping and laid her on the couch. And he held her arm tight as he assaulted her.

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Banks work around the clock to thwart cyber crooks By Eddie Ho Los Alamos National Bank


he Depa r t ment of Homeland Security in 2004 deemed October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month — a time to raise public consciousness about the

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GPD: James resigns prior to hearing CITY HAD ISSUED INTENTTO-TERMINATE NOTICE By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he May 2 hea r i ng bet ween I nter i m Police Chief Franklin Boyd a nd pat rol Officer Carmelita James never took place due to the fact that James resigned the job a few days before the meeting, officials said. Deputy Police Chief John Allen said James, 26, reiterated that she got into an alleged physical scuffle with her girlfriend, Marissa Watchman, 26, on April 23 at the Shalimar Lounge, 2618 W. Highway 66. A four-year veteran of the Gallup police force, James was subsequently charged with assault on a peace officer and resisting, evading and obstruction, according to a police report on the matter. “Off icer Ja mes ha s resigned,” Allen said. “Prior to the start of the hearing, James submitted a letter of resignation.” James was earning a little more than $39,000 a year in the police officer job. James and Watchman got into a verbal

argument when James refused to go home with Watchman, Officer Dominic Molina wrote in a police report on the matter. The situation escalated to James running away from custody, failing a portable breath test and ignoring requests to walk into the McKinley County Detention Center so she could be booked. James is the second city police officer to resign in as many months. Valerie Wilson resigned about a month ago when she and a girlfriend got into a scuffle at Fire Rock Navajo Casino after partying. Wilson is scheduled to go before Magistrate Ken Howard on May 19 on charges pertaining to that case.

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igns that the school year is coming to end have been arriving in mailboxes throughout greater McKinley County the past few weeks, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. Usually stiff and hand-addressed, the missives come in those smallish colored envelopes that scream “invitation.” Graduations are wonderful moments. And that’s what graduation invitations are, no matter if they’re

Graduation: Where to from here? from Gallup High or Miyamura High or Tohatchi, Rehoboth or Monument Valley high schools. “Your presence is requested at my high school or college commencement,” a typical invitation reads, followed by the place, date and time. Be there, is the message. Each of us has been to our share of graduation ceremonies. And we all have undoubtedly heard the various speeches, some motivating, others just plain boring. Most commencement speeches are short and add up to something akin to verbal window

dressing. The various speeches that get told to graduates are often heard, but unfortunately ignored. And that’s too bad. But there are some instances whereby the hooting and hollering that takes place at graduations outshines the actual text of a given speech. “Let me congratulate you. This is an exciting time. You have worked hard over the past four years and are ready and anxious to go out into the world,” most graduation speeches begin. “Go for it. Take chances. Experience new things and keep your hearts


and minds open,” the speeches continue. But what should the real advice be for high school and college graduates? Don’t limit yourself. And for those born with the dream-chasing gene? It won’t be a commencement speech that persuades them to go after something positive, worthwhile and productive. It’s important to remember that education doesn’t stop after graduation, it’s actually the beginning. Simply put, graduation is a time of celebrating a new beginning of another chapter in life. It’s not

about receiving a piece of paper, it’s a recognition of moving from one step in life to another, taking lessons learned and applying them toward a new opportunity. “Where to from here” is a question common to people about to graduate from high school or college. The answer to that question is as diverse as the students who make up the 2016 graduating classes. One last thing for the Class of ‘16: Most of the people on your graduation invitation list are family members, your parents included. Thank them, for it is family support that allowed you to make it this far.


A New Moon enters Taurus on May 6. This will be a delicious experience. It’s time to rest and clean out messes. Taurus’ earthy energy encourages us to enjoy what we have. Take a long walk outside and smell the fresh air. Eat with gusto. Add only those items that provide you with happiness. Set grounded goals and take action. It could be as simple as eating an apple a day for health, or getting up 15 minutes earlier. Take on the world.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Did you overreact over someone else’s failure? Don’t worry they’ll forgive you. This is an excellent learning opportunity. You can’t operate under bad intel. Ensure that you have all the information before you make assumptions. Develop your mind and spirit. Learn to enjoy the moment and prevent ulcers. Take care of yourself and smile—life is good.

Wake up! I know you’re tired and it feels like life is dragging you down. Here’s a mental hug: you’re going to be ok! It’s not about winning and losing. Life packs a punch, but you’re capable of popping up and bouncing back. Relationships are tough, especially because you’re such a solitary creature, but love is the greatest feeling alive. Don’t let a moment of frustration destroy your life. You’ve got this!

Your generous soul is capable of infinite amounts of generosity. People love you for your just nature and fine eyes. Take a moment from your busy schedule to enjoy this New Moon. It’s earthy and sensuous, all the things you love. Indulge in the best piece of chocolate that you’ve ever had. Enjoy only one piece, but let it be the best piece. Have the most intoxicating day imaginable and then have a better one.

Your fellow earth sign, Taurus, provides some much needed sensuality into your veins. Learn to let go of your anger. Your stubborn nature is an asset in your profession and life, but it’s usually a detriment in relationships. Learn to accept the flaws of others. You may want to delve into meditation. It’s a valuable tool for anyone including you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

You’re an inspiration. Many appreciate your charisma and stamina. You accomplish only what some could hope for. Madame G believes your talents are great. Use your daily experience to inspire you and help those that may need it. You never know how many lives you’ll touch. Give more than you think you can and you’ll receive all of it back a million times.

You may have felt an overwhelming sense of anxiety lately. This may have “rattled” the Scorpio sense of control. As creatures of change, human beings are often tossed about. The Scorpio more than most is liable to come out reshaped as a Phoenix. Set attainable goals for yourself. Take steady steps to get where you want to be. You’ll get there.

Own your actions. You may be dissatisfied with your current situation or relationship, but that doesn’t make the other person a monster. Ignorance is not just a state of mind it’s usually a state of being. You can read and learn to fill up your mind with more information. But, that doesn’t cure ignorance. You must also apply your knowledge and help others. You do more harm by shaming someone than trying to inspire or at least listen.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

What is your purpose? It’s true that not all who wander are lost. But, those people usually have a purpose even if it’s not a tangible goal. You must make a conscious choice to live the life you want. Stop blaming others for your lack of success. The only one who can shape your life is you. Don’t take abuse, but don’t complain either. Get up and run towards your goals.

You’re a carefree spirit with the ability to fake calm when necessary. Most people assume your only state is “go with the flow” and you do. But, that doesn’t mean the tide doesn’t scare you. You’ve learned to evaluate yourself and develop a strong sense of self through letting go. You’re not in control. Madame G suggests taking that knowledge and passing it on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) This New Moon is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Madame G suggests setting goals that will help you achieve greatness. If you’re in school, develop stronger study habits. If you’re in business, set goals for growth. If you’re unhappy with your body now is the time to walk daily and eat more fruits and veggies. You don’t have to be a vegan to be healthy. Small steps over time produce the greatest results. Good luck!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Life is good. You know this. You’re ability to live life to the fullest is enviable. This is your time baby! You’ll love it. Get out and move. Walk to work and eat big, lovely, and delicious meals. Wake up and spring out of bed. Life is beautiful because it’s not guaranteed. Madame G suggests that we meet up for drinks and good food. Smile and live well because you never know who you might meet!


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is an excellent time for a new goal Virgo. Is it time to go back to school? Are you following your purpose? You’re a master of several skills and you continue to expand them. But, don’t neglect your family. They need you. As you may have noticed, life is short. Reach out to the ones who really care about you. Don’t hide your emotions they may surprise you.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)


Letter to the Editor: Rep. Johnson shares her roots; hope for the future


hen I was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives, I was proud to have earned the support of my people of House District 5 in McKinley & San Juan Counties to represent their voice in the Roundhouse. And as a Navajo woman, I brought my unique perspective to the Legislature to build a more secure economic future that also preserves and promotes our Navajo Language and culture. I have seen firsthand how the actions taken within the Legislature can have a major impact on all New Mexicans in our communities. I was born and raised in Crownpoint o n t h e E a s t e r n Na v a j o Reservation, therefore, I know firsthand about the needs for community support and capital projects throughout the various rural and Chapter communities. My understanding of the needs of our district has been vital in considering key

NM Rep. D.Wonda Johnson, D-Churchrock decisions in the legislature, including the state’s budget, capital outlay and advocacy for social issues across the board. As a legislator, I must put our children and students first. As my great grandparents put my educational future first, I must do the same for our children today, as they deserve every opportunity to work hard and to achieve their dreams. I will always encourage these

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, I feel it necessary to clarify for the voters some misinformation being presented during this election campaign. Based on a recent Gallup Independent candidate profile and other public events and published postings, it would seem that my Democratic opponent is confused as to what the duties of the Treasurer actually include and what the office controls as far as finances go. First let it be known that while any resident of Cibola County can make suggestions as to where money should be spent, the Treasurer has NO official capacity to authorize infrastructure spending on its own. My opponent has allegedly been telling some constituents that he would fix roads if elected and this is simply not within his power to promise. In a nutshell, each department of the County, including the Treasurer’s office and the Road Department for that matter, has and develops its own budget and is accountable for their own expenditures within that budget. Over and above that there is the Finance Committee and the Board of Finance who along with the Finance Director, OPINIONS

develop the financial plans for the County and approve overall expenditures and investments. If you have been to a County Commission meeting, you have already seen this approval process in action. It is true that your tax bills are generated by the Treasurer’s office, but these bills are based on the value of each property, as determined by the County Assessor. The Treasurer’s function is to collect the taxes as assessed

educational opportunities to begin as early as possible in a child’s life, so that we can have the greatest positive impact by elevating our people to their highest potential. This is the reason why I have been advocating to increase the number of providers for early childhood development so that more of our children can receive early childhood education and services. Not only will this action benefit our children, but it will also create jobs and provide a living wage to those who become providers. The value we place in our children is the value we place in our entire community. The roots of my community and of who I am are strong and deep. We are a strong, proud and beautiful people. Preserving our history is vital to all of us. This is why my work to safeguard the sacred sites within Chaco Canyon has brought me to the forefront of collaboration with many entities and elected officials. I am proud to be a strong voice for

preserving sacred and historical sites. It is within these sacred sites we will preserve our story as our elders have instilled. I know that without our shared story as a district and as a diverse community, I would not be who I am today. Our sacred sites are just an earlier chapter in a larger story that includes lessons in sacrifice, strength and ingenuity. Sharing these stories with the world is a priority of mine. I have always represented my communities with the utmost respect from the Arizona State Capitol to the halls of Congress in Washington DC, and to the many rural communities across Indian Country during my time with the National Indian Health Board and the National Indian Education Association. As a result, I have teamed up with Senator John Pinto by introducing a memorial to begin the process of building a National Code Talker Museum in Washington D.C., so that their contributions can

be understood and recognized carefully. Our freedom is the direct result of the sacrifices of our Navajo Code Talkers during the Second World War. I am honored to serve as your Representative, and I must acknowledge the challenges facing far too many people in the district. It is not right that too many who work hard and play by the rules are unable to make ends meet. I too have faced hardships in my own life, and I believe we can work together and put the betterment of everyone ahead of politics. That is why I will continue fighting every day to ensure our stories are heard, and that our future will be filled with opportunity. Representative Doreen Wonda Johnson House District 5, McKinley and San Juan Counties P.O. Box 982, Church rock, NM 87311 505-986-4435 Dwonda.johnson@nmlegis. gov

and address payment issues with those bills. Questions regarding fees and penalties, which are typically shown on a Notice of Assessment that is clearly marked, “This is not a tax bill”, are rightfully directed to the County Assessor. These two functions are specifically handled by separate offices to ensure transparency and accountability in the process. Regarding a recent issue with a tax bill my opponent mentions regarding fees and penalties, the problem was addressed with a family member and confirmed to be an error on

behalf of the Assessor’s office, for which a correction was printed in the May 3rd issue of the Cibola Beacon. My opponent also continues to call for an “independent look at the books” when this was essentially done by the NM State Auditor previously, which my opponent routinely mentions. In fact, an independent audit of each County department is already completed by an outside agency annually and financial statements are provided to the County Finance Director on a monthly basis for review

and correction as needed. In the recent audit my opponent refers to, the Treasurer’s office was one of the better departments with only a couple of minor procedural findings that were addressed immediately after they were brought to the office’s attention. Lastly, my opponent continues to talk about controlling spending, but in reality, the Treasurer’s office has very little, if any control of overall spending by the County. This


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COMMUNITY Gallup Professor Takes Sculpting Talents to China Staff Reports


n iversit y of New Mexico Associate P rofe s sor Joh n Zimmerman will be taking his expertise in ceramic sculpture and his interest in landscapes and geological history to the Fuping Pottery Art Village in the Shaanxi Province of China as part of an international engagement project funded by the UNM Research Allocation Committee (RAC). John is the first branch campus faculty member to have been awarded a RAC grant and he will utilize the funding to conceptualize, build, dry, glaze and fire original works of art which will be exhibited and may join three of his previous sculptures that are currently on display at the on-site museum in the Art Village.  Currently on a sabbatical, John is looking forward to his second trip to China and the enjoying the artistic inspiration he experienced on his previous trip.  “I have to technically figure out what makes sense.  I usually have a general idea of shape, but unintended things happen.  You have to go in the direction the material takes you.”    On his previous trip, John was commissioned by administrators of the Fuping Pottery Art Village to create an

8’ X 10’ sculpture that is currently displayed on the outside grounds of the Village. In reflecting on the process of acquiring the RAC funding, John noted that the process of applying for the RAC grant was not that difficult and his application clearly detailed how his work will benefit the University.  Forty applications were submitted and only ten selected for these highly competitive grants.  “Awards are contingent on doing something different.  Many of my previous objects were based on a stratified style.  Some of my newer pieces use mountains, newer colors and pixelated stratifications. I enjoy taking something new and making it look old.” In one of John’s recent exhibits Stratified Series, he took items that exemplify current pop culture and combined them with his interest in geological timeframes.  By taking everyday items such as traffic cones, cinder blocks, and fire hydrants, and encasing them in multicolored rings of ceramic he created an exhibit that combined the landscape of the local area, historical depiction of changing geological eras, and the bringing together of earth and everyday society. His most recent exhibit, Scapes, continues to carry

A Zimmerman masterpiece.

UNM-G Assoc. Professor John Zimmerman.

forward the relationship between students that is different than John left for China May 4 prehistoric forces, climate phe- what they are used to.” and will return June 9. nomena and erosive landscape changes. Branded by the frequent use of the color blue, Scapes hints at the presence of water in the once-arid desert ecology.  While the Stratified Seriesproduced objects which were more lifePhotos by NativeStars sized, Scapes exhibits objects that are extremely large and symbolic of mountains and rock formations. John recognizes the benefits of his travel as it relates to his students at UNM-Gallup.  He hopes to either take students to China or bring Chinese students to New Mexico as part of an international exchange.  “When I was a student, I was A spiffied up alleyway! inspired by faculty doing something new.  I want to be that source of inspiration for

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ lacks perfection, but includes some superb action By Glenn Kay For the Sun



el l, we’r e now 13 f i l m s i nt o the “Marvel C i n e m a t i c Universe.” Under the circumstances, things appear to be going quite well. Not every film has exactly soared creatively, but most present just enough to keep viewers entrenched and wanting more. The latest is Captain America: Civil War and its offers one element that’s a bit different ... a confrontation between many of the heroes. The story revolves around the character of The Winter Soldier aka James “Bucky” Ba r nes (Seba st ia n St a n). After several superhero interventions result in collateral damage, the United Nations demand The Avengers to register themselves and come under their control. More con f lict a r ises when The Winter Soldier appears to have reverted back to his assassin ways and causes a disaster. Captain America (Chris Evans) refuses to submit to UN demands and wants no harm to come to his old friend Barnes, but Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) feels differently about the government intervention, leading to an inevitable confrontation. Overall, the film is about as good as one can expect, given the increasingly busy nature of the plot lines and characters. It’s nearly 2 and 1/2 hours, which is a long, long time for any superhero movie. Even worse, the filmmakers are not only forced to examine the themes raised, introduce a new villain and play catch up with the established characters, but also debut a couple of brand new superheroes. It’s an awful lot of material to cover and one can feel the movie struggling to keep Captain America at its center. Alas, the Winter Soldier thread isn’t really different enough from the previous movie. And as impressive as COMMUNITY

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and the smart aleck interplay between the characters. And of course, the incredible airport-set showdown featuring 12 heroes going toe to toe is so much fun that it alone is almost worth the price of admission. You’ll see some enormously entertaining stuff as each character shows their stuff in the most exaggerated and creative ways possible. Many have reported that Spider-Man steals the sequence. He does have plenty of amusing asides and the fracas provides a strong introduction to the character, although one hopes future features avoid his unending enthusiasm. Comments like, “Awesome!” a nd “That’s so cool!” a re repeated so frequently that any continuation of this over a feature length running time may prove grating. For all its minor issues, this is still an entertaining action flick with one knock-out sequence. Captain America: Civil War isn’t quite as impressive as its hero’s last adventure, but it will likely please both obsessive fans of Marvel comics and casual viewers. Note: There were two post credits scenes at the screening, neither of which offered a ny m a jor shock s about upcoming features. And on a personal note, the 3-D conversion doesn’t offer a whole lot of visual pop. You’re perfectly fine viewing the movie in two dimensions. 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 6, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome to another look at highlights coming your way on DVD and Bluray. There is plenty of fun stuff out there in a wide variety of genres. 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! The Choice - The latest Nicolas Sparks romance novel to get the cinematic treatment is a tale about an unlikely relationship that forms between a diligent medical student and an easygoing ladies’ man. They fall for each other, but can these opposites really form a lasting bond? One thing’s for certain, the press didn’t care either way. They didn’t think there was much onscreen chemistry and found the formulaic drama preposterous and corny. It stars Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandria Daddario, Maggie Grace and Tom Wilkinson. The Club This Chilean foreign-language drama e a r n e d plenty of solid notices du r ing its l i m i t e d release. The plot follows a counselor who is sent to visit a home in a small village after a local arrives and causes a crisis. This may have something to do with the fact that the home is populated with disgraced Catholic priests and nuns who have been accused of various crimes. The movie was described as unique and interesting, and many felt that it effectively created an unsettling tone and mood. Alfredo Castro, Roberto Ferias and Antonia Zegers are featured. E m e li e - Here’s a l ittle low-budget thriller that impressed on the festival circuit. This one follows three children who are left with a babysitter after their parents go out for the evening. However, as the night progresses, the behavior of both the guardian and kids becomes stranger and stranger. It has been called a tense little minimalist thriller


that offers a couple of twists and subtly develops a palpable sense of danger and unease between its characters. Sounds like it might be creepy. Sarah Bolger plays the title character. The 5th Wave - In this teen lit adaptation, a series of disasters leaves the world in ruins. Suspecting an extraterrestrial attack, a teenager and her younger brother seek refuge, but are separated. The boy joins a new group of youngsters in a military camp while his sister attempts to locate him. Reviews were quite poor, stating that there was little the performers could do to make up for the ridiculous story, stilted dialogue and cheese-ball teenage romance. The cast include Chloe Grace Moretz, Alex Roe, Maria Bello, Ron Livingston and Liev Shreiber. Janis: Little Girl Blue Musician Janis Joplin is the subject of this documentary. Using a series of letters she wrote to her parents and friends over the years, the movie chronicles her career and inner thoughts. It also uses plenty of rare footage of the artist that should please fans. Reviews were excellent, calling it was a sympathetic portrait that painted a clearer picture of the woman and her inner demons. Seems like a good one for documentary and music fans. Cat Power provides the narration. Joy This biopic from David O. Russell (S i l v e r Linings Playbook, Ame r ican Hu st l e) s t a r s Jennifer Lawrence and purportedly tells the true life story selfmade millionaire Joy Mangano. With little money or support, she invents a kitchen product and attempts to sell it using the Home Shopping Network. Along the way, she comes into conflict with crooked suppliers and greedy family members. Word on the picture was positive but not exemplary. Many found it likable, but also rambling and unfocused - they definitely didn’t believe it was as effective as the two other collaborations between the director and star. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia

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Madsen and Isabella Rossellini also appear. Mojin - The Lost Legend This foreign-language fantasy/ adventure from China is about a group of grave robbers who are hired to go to Mongolia and raid an ancient tomb while pretending to be archeologists. The lead has a deeper motivation for taking the assignment – to learn what happened to his old flame who vanished 20 years before. It split reviewers. Some called it a fun adventure with a few nifty set pieces, while others found the characters too one-note to become invested in. The cast includes Kun Chen, Angelababy, Bo Huang and Qi Shu. Remember - This Canadian thriller from director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter) involves a senior with dementia who sneaks out of a retirement home - to kill the Nazi general who murdered his family during WWII. However, w ith his memor y fa iling, the job is a lot harder than it looks. The press were positive about this effort. A few found it too pulpy for its own good and questioned the logic, but most were impressed by the lead performance and tense situations presented. It stars Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Henry Czerny, Bruno Ganz and Dean Norris. S h a r k a n s a s Wo m e n’s Prison Massacre - On the straight-to-DVD front, this ultra low-budget horror flick tells the tale of a group of inmates at a women’s prison who must fight off prehistoric sharks when they are released from the Earth’s crust There aren’t a lot of reviews, but one shouldn’t expect too much from this B-movie. The cast includes Dominique Swain, Traci Lords, Christine Nguyen and a bunch of computer-generated sharks. Sniper: Special Ops - The second title of the week on the straight-to-DVD release schedule is the 6th movie in the Sniper series (which originally starred Tom Berenger and Billy Zane). The sequel really has nothing to do with the original film, though. This time out, Steven Seagal and Rob Van Dam star as special ops on a mission in Afghanistan. Again, this low-budget action picture doesn’t inspire much confidence. Submerged - Finally, this

thriller involves a limo ride gone wrong. When a group of rich kids rent one and are run off of the road by kidnappers, they become trapped in the vehicle beneath the surface of a lake. Their only hope is their wits (uh-oh) and an ex-military bodyguard. Reviews were poor. While many wrote that the concept had potential, almost all suggested that the final product never really creates much tension or claustrophobia. It features Cody Christian, Jonathan Bennett, Rosa Salazar, Tim Daly and Mario Van Peebles.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Kino have some interesting older titles arriving on Blu-ray. Like Charles Bronson. Well, Assassination (1987) isn’t one of his best, bu t s hou ld prov ide a few B-movie l au g h s for 80 s action film fans. He plays a secret service agents tasked with protecting the First Lady. Naturally, they bicker constantly as he foils numerous attempts made on her life. There’s also the well-regarded thriller A Kiss Before Dying (1956), about a college man who really wants to marry an heiress. He’s willing to attempt anything to get to her, including murder. It stars Robert Wagner. The movie was remade in 1991 with less successful results. My pick of the week is Kino’s new Blu-ray of Steele Justice (1987). Make no mistake, it’s not a good movie. Instead, it’s one of those terrible, cheesy flicks that are a whole lot of fun to watch with friends. Believe or not, it has never been released on DVD or any other format besides VHS, so I’ll be happy to upgrade to a high definition copy. It stars Martin Kove (the villain from The Karate Kid) as a Viet Nam vet struggling to adjust to life after service. When his best war buddy is killed by a merciless drug lord (who also happens to be the nasty general the two were fighting overseas), our hero goes to ridiculous lengths to take the villain down. It has a slow opening, but becomes pretty hilarious after about 10 minutes. This is the type of film

where characters randomly do somersaults whist in the middle of foot-chases, and where violent, machine-gun blasting confrontations spill over into very public, cornball 80s music video shoots. It’s truly ridiculous stuff and a good title for “bad movie night” fans. Criterion are bringing Easy Rider (1969) to Blu-ray. The counterculture classic about freewheeling bikers on the road was an unexpected box office smash and helped pave the way for one of the best and most interesting decades in film. Here’s what you get on the new Blu-ray - a restored high definition transfer, alternate 2.0 and 5.1 soundtracks, two commentaries (one with Dennis Hopper, the other with Hopper and Fonda), multiple documentaries about the making of the film, television footage from Cannes in 1969, trailers and more. And Warner Bros. have Blu-rays for a couple of lesser known Clint Eastwood titles. City Heat (1984) was a period action/comedy that teamed the star with none other than Burt Reynolds. They played bitter rivals, a cop and private eye who are forced to work together to solve a strange murder. Speaking of homicides, True Crime (1999) was a more recent effort about a journalist assigned to cover the execution of a death row inmate. He soon comes to realize that the man behind bars may not have been responsible for the killing. Paramount are putting out a Blu-ray celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Top Gun (1986). And finally, Universal have the Ted vs. Flash Gordon - The Ultimate Collection Blu-ray, which packages both of the recent Ted films with Flash Gordon (1980), which plays a big part in those comedies.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are the highlights of kid-themed releases coming your way. Bob the Builder: Construction Heroes! Let’s Learn - S.T.E.M.: Vol. 2 Mir a c u l o u s: Ta l e s of Ladybug & Cat Noir Moomins and the Comet Chase Sing It, Elmo! Wild Kratts: Wild Animal Babies (PBS) COMMUNITY


Miyamura grappler raising funds for Australia trip ANNUAL WRESTLING TOURNEY GETS PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL OVER

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


espite a challenging season as a wrestler for Miyamura High School, Bennie Baca was chosen to go to Australia to participate in that country’s Down Under Sports Wrestling Tournament. Besides the United States, the annual tournament consists of wrestlers from as far away as New

Zealand, Hawaii and American Samoa. The tournament takes place from July 10 through July 18 and Baca said he wants to concentrate on fundraising in the interim since Miyamura High School is not connected to the trip. “I’m excited about going, in spite of the fact that I had a not all-that-good wrestling record the past year,” Baca, 17, said. “I’ve never been out

SCORES Apr. 28, Thursday GHS BASE 1, Farmington 28 RCHS SOFT vs Tohatchi, DH 4/6 ToHS BASE @ Navajo Prep, 3/5 ToHS SOFT 0, 2 Navajo Prep 19, 19 WHS BASE 2, 1 Shiprock10, 14 WHS SOFT vs Shiprock, DH 3/5 Apr. 29, Friday MHS SOFT 3, 4 Piedra Vista 7, 3 RCHS T & F @ District 1-3A: Colin Charleston, First, 100 meters, 11.90; Tyler Arviso, First, 110 meter Hurdles, 20.76;Skylar Blackbull, First, 800 meters, 2:33.26; 4X200 meter Relay Team, First, 1:43.74; 4X400 meter Relay Team, First, 3:48.17; Sidni Brown, First, High Jump, SPORTS

4’4”; Ivan Vestal, First, High Jump, 4’10”; Julieta Sweeny, First, Long Jump, 14’7”. Apr. 30, Saturday GHS BASE 1, Miyamura14 MHS BASE 14, Gallup 1 May 2, Monday GHS TEN @ District – Farmington MHS TEN @ District – Farmington May 3, Tuesday RCHS SOFT @ Navajo Prep, DH 3//5 May 4, Wednesday ToHS BASE @ Texico, 6 (1st Round State) May 5, Thursday RCHS BASE @ Tohatchi, DH 3 RCHS SOFT @ Tohatchi, DH 3


of the country before. I’m very excited.” Baca, who has wrestled at Miyamura the past three years, said he won about five wrestling matches in 2015 as a member of the Patriots team. Baca made it to state last year, but was eliminated in second round competition. He said that he was asked to participate by a stroke of luck. A college recruiter happened to be

at one of his wrestling matches and told the 113 pounder that his style was “aggressive and smart.” Baca, who ran track his freshman year for the Patriots, said he’s interested in going to college at Arizona State University in Tempe. Baca’s father, Lennie, said plans are already underway for father and son to begin selling items like T-Shirts and just, generally, any kind of wrestling

paraphernalia that the two can move. “I’m very excited for my son,” Lennie Baca said. “Right now we’re going to make the focus fundraising so we can get there next year.” Bennie Baca said he doesn’t yet know who he’ll be facing on the mat upon arrival. But he said he plans to stay in tip-top shape in order to put the best foot forward toward a win. Ken Starkovich, wrestling coach at Miyamura, said the team did well the past year. Starkovich, who said he’ll retire from the school soon, coached Baca for two years at Miyamura. He said he wishes Baca the best in the Land of Down Under, saying, “not every kid from Gallup always has the chance to get out of Gallup for such a far away trip.” Lennie Baca said interested donors can call him at (505) 593-1496.


do better to run for a County Commission seat where he could accomplish more of the goals and ideas he has, but most are already in place or not even within the power of the County Treasurer’s office at all. I would encourage all voters to be informed of what the

duties and qualifications for County Treasurer are before voting would remind everyone that the deadline to register is May 10th, 2016, if you wish to vote in the Primary election. Thank you, Kathy Lente Gonzales Can di d at e fo r Cibol a County Treasurer

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DH 3 ToHS SOFT vs Rehoboth, DH 3

Schedules May 6, Friday GHS TEN @ State - Albuquerque GHS T&F @ Districts – Gallup MHS SOFT vs Los Alamos, 1 (1st Round State, Ford Canyon) MHS TEN @ State - Albuquerque MHS T&F @ Districts – Gallup RCHS T&F @ State – UNM Albq ToHS T&F @ State – UNM Albq T-BALL 6pm Cardinals vs Yankees 7pm D-Backs vs Brewers ROBERTO CLEMENTE 6pm Phillies vs Orioles 8pm Rockies vs Marlins U-8 SOFTBALL 6pm Royals vs Padres WILLIE MAYS 6pm Grants Red Sox vs Angels 8pm Grants Bruins vs Tigers U-10 SOFTBALL 8pm Pirates vs D-Backs PEE WEE REESE 6pm Giants vs Dodgers 8pm Mariners vs Braves U-12 SOFTBALL 6pm Indians vs Dodgers 8pm Pirates vs Braves May 7, Saturday GHS TEN @ State - Albuquerque GHS T&F @ Districts – Gallup MHS TEN @ State - Albuquerque MHS T&F @ Districts – Gallup RCHS T&F @ State – UNM Albq ToHS T&F @ State – UNM Albq ROBERTO CLEMENTE 9am Twins vs D-Backs 11am Tigers vs Cubs U-8 SOFTBALL @ T-BALL FIELD 9am Yankees vs Mariners 11am Royals vs Reds WILLIE MAYS 9am Giants vs Yankees 11am Mets vs Cubs 1pm Nationals vs Cardinals U-10 SOFTBALL 9am Yankees vs Blue Jays 11am Pirates vs Giants May 9, Monday T-BALL 6pm Dodgers vs Braves


7pm Marlins vs Blue Jays ROBERTO CLEMENTE 6pm Rockies vs Phillies U-8 SOFTBALL 6pm Yankees vs Pirates WILLIE MAYS 6pm Rangers vs Braves PEE WEE REESE 6pm Rangers vs A’s 8pm Red Sox vs Yankees U-12 SOFTBALL 6pm Pirates vs Indians 8pm Tigers vs Dodgers May 10, Tuesday T-BALL 6pm Pirates vs Angels 7pm Rangers vs Royals ROBERTO CLEMENTE 6pm Twins vs Orioles WILLIE MAYS 6pm Tigers vs Angels U-10 SOFTBALL 6pm Yankees vs Dodgers PEE WEE REESE 6pm Mariners vs Giants 8pm Rangers vs Dodgers May 11, Wednesday T-BALL 6pm Red Sox vs Rockies 7pm D-Backs vs Yankees ROBERTO CLEMENTE 6pm Tigers vs Marlins U-8 SOFTBALL 6pm Braves vs Padres WILLIE MAYS 6pm Mets vs Yankees PEE WEE REESE 6pm Red Sox vs Braves 8pm Royals vs A’s U-12 SOFTBALL 6pm Tigers vs Pirates 8pm Braves vs Indians May 12, Thursday T-BALL 6pm Dodgers vs Cardinals 7pm Marlins vs Brewers ROBERTO CLEMENTE 6pm Angels vs D-Backs WILLIE MAYS 6pm Nationals vs Giants 8pm Rangers vs Cubs U-10 SOFTBALL 6pm Angels vs D-Backs PEE WEE REESE 6pm Rangers vs Mariners 8pm Red Sox vs Giants May 13, Friday GHS T&F @ State – UNM, Albq. MHS T&F @ State – UNM, Albq May 14, Saturday GHS T&F @ State – UNM, Albq. MHS T&F @ State – UNM, Albq

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY 6-MAY 12, 2016 FRIDAY MAY 6 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS Join the Octavia Fellin Library for free community computer training classes. They’re new and improved. This week: Introduction to the Internet. Prerequisites: basic computer skills are recommended. Starts at 11 am. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. FAMILY MOVIE (ALL AGES) Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Star Wars Clone Wars SATURDAY MAY 7 GALLUP CONCERT Tha Dogg Pound will be playing at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center. Starts at 8 pm. Location: 204 W. Coal Ave. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Saturday at 10 am, First United Methodist Church, 1800 Red Rock Dr, corner of Nizhoni/Red Rock. Enter northwest corner off Nizhoni; Library room. Contact (505) 307-5999 or (505) 721-9208. SUNDAY MAY 8 TAIZE’ WORSHIP Join us for our monthly Taize’ service. There’ll be music, meditation, chanting, prayer, and Scripture. This is a wonderful way to ready your spirit for the week ahead. Begins: 6:30 pm. For more information please call Kathy Mezoff (505) 870-6136. Location: Boardman Drive, 151 State HGY 564. 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 MAY 9 THE CITY OF GALLUP Join us for a Sports Commission Meeting. Begins: 5:30 pm. For more information please call (505) 863-1220. Location: City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave. GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS Join us for the ninth annual Navajo Language and Culture Festival. This is for all outof-town Elementary Schools. The participants will compete in three categories: oration, singing, and dancing. Awards CALENDAR

will be given to first, second, third, and honorable mention. Takes place from 9 am- 1 pm. Location: Miyamura High School. MCKINLEY COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING The McKinley County Board of Commissioners will hold a special work session(s) for budget hearings beginning at 8:30 a.m. and, continuing through May 12, if needed. On May 9, the Commission will begin the discussions regarding the Offices and Departments for the County; and, May 11 starting at Noon the Commission will hear presentations and discuss all outside entity budget requests. This meeting will be held in the Commissioner Chambers, Third Floor of the McKinley County Courthouse, 207 West Hill. A copy of the schedule/ agenda will be available 72 hours prior to the meeting in the Manager’s Office and the County Clerk’s Office. Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request; please contact Michelle Esquibel at (505) 722-3868 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements. TUESDAY MAY 10 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS Join the Octavia Fellin Library for free community computer training classes. They’re new and improved. This week: Facebook for Beginners. Prerequisites: you must have a working email and basic computer skills are needed as well some internet knowledge. Starts at 3 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. GALLUP MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS Join us for the ninth annual Navajo Language and Culture Festival. This is for all outof-town Elementary Schools. The participants will compete in three categories: oration, singing, and dancing. Awards will be given to first, second, third, and honorable mention. Event takes place from 9 am -1 pm. Location: Miyamura High School. THE 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) 8631254. Location: City Hall, 110 W. Aztec Ave.


WEDNESDAY MAY 11 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. 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 at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Pendulum Painting

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MAY FILM SERIES: EPIC SEQUELS Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 5 pm. Main Branch, 115 W. Hill. Film: Mockingjay

OPEN-MIC-NIGht Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 West Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY MAY 12 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SKILLS Join the Octavia Fellin Library for free community computer training classes. They’re new and improved. This week: Advanced Facebook. Prerequisites: A Facebook Account and experience using Facebook. Starts at 3 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Make: Dog/Cats Appliques SOLAR FINANCING WORKSHOP Join us for a free Solar Financing Workshop for non-profits. Learn how to finance your organization’s solar project at no cost to your organization and cut electricity costs. Representatives from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Albuquerque will share their three-year experience in the development of this unique financing program that enabled its parishioners to invest in their solar project. For more information please contact Rick Kruis (505) 870-5292. Starts at 2 pm. Location: Work in Beauty House, 113 E. Logan. THE CITY OF GALLUP Join us for a neighborhood meeting with Councilor Fran Palochak. We

invite residents of District 4 to share their ideas, compliments, and complaints. Please feel free to bring a friend or two. Starts at 6 pm. For more information please call (505) 863-1220. Location: Stagecoach Elementary School. ONGOING CARS N COFFEE Every Sunday in the Camille’s parking lot from noon to 2 pm. Check out cars – new, old, vintage, and bikes. Cruise at 1:30 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup. 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. FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest running live show! Every Friday night from 7-9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup. 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: Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens 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. SAVE THE DATE

we commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. The library is one of six libraries in New Mexico to partner with the New Mexico Humanities Council, to bring a special reading grant to our community: Five Pulitzers in Five Months. We’ll read and discuss five Pulitzer winning and nominated books. Discussions will be held on Tuesdays. Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved kicks off the event. Lynn Huenemann will facilitate discussions. Begins at 6pm. For more information please call (505) 863-1291. Location: Main Library Meeting Room, 115 W. Hill. SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL Sacred Heart Cathedral will be holding its second Annual Spanish Market and Fiesta from May 27-29. This weekend event will feature nationally acclaimed artists from New Mexico and Arizona who specialize in contemporary and traditional Spanish Colonial Art. Their work will be on display and available for sale. Many of the artists provide special lectures and demonstrations on their artistic process. The event will feature a classic car show, $10,000 raffle, and activities for kids. Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral. TREATY DAY ROUGHSTOCK RODEO On June 4, join us for the Treaty Day Roughstock Rodeo. Events include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, and Bull Riding. Added Attraction: Fruit Scramble. Admission: $5 per person. Starts: 11:30 am. For more information please call (928) 797-0575 or (505) 728-3654. Location: Dean C. Jackson Arena, Window Rock, AZ. 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 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 email: Location: Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave.

CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Join us for The Elden Brass Quintet on May 15. The members are faculty at Northern Arizona University. Donations are appreciated and will support kitchens and homeless To post a non-profit or shelters in Gallup. Begins: 3 civic event in the calendar pm. Location: 1334 Country section, please email: Club Drive. READING CHALLENGE On May 17, join the Octavia Fellin Public Library as or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5pm.

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Gallup Sun • Friday May 6, 2016  

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