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These men hold flags to honor veterans that have walked on. File Photo Wreath presentation in the area marked for veterans on top of the hill, starting at 10 am. Formation for the parade from the cemetery to the Courthouse Square at the McKinley County Courthouse will begin at 10:30 am, enabling all those participants to gather by

approximately 11 am. Hiroshi “Hershey” M iy a mu r a i s t he Gr a nd Marshall this year for the parade. The Korean War veteran, and Gallup’s only recipient of the congressional Medal of Honor, spent many months

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Roosevelt School teaches US Flag courtesies Story and photos by Tom Hartsock Sun Correspondent


or the second year in a row, the staff at Roosevelt Elementary School enlisted the aid of Veterans Helping Veterans in teaching all the students there about simple and common courtesies when the Flag of America is used for any ceremony. This year, there was also a contingent of active-duty Air Force to participate in the ceremony, which started at 9 am on May 24 in the playground area just east of the school. The 302nd Civil Engineering Squadron from Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado were led by Major Bryan Cooper, while David Cuellar of VHV put the students and audience through the military commands necessar y to show proper respect.

Presenting the colors for Veterans Helping Veterans are, from left, Anthony Madrid, Donald Kline, and Harry Athanopoulis. One of the Airmen from the 302 Civil Engineers talks to one of the younger students just prior to the Flag ceremony at Roosevelt Elementary School on May 24.


Teaching by example, David Cuellar, left, and Tulley Brown, right, take members of active duty as well as veterans through their paces as they show respect for the American Flag. NEWS

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Racism allegation enters District 4 NM Senate race ADAMS, MUÑOZ SPAR OVER ‘RACIST’ COMMENT

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


seemingly innocent invitation related to a recent p ol it ic a l - c a nd id a t e forum turned ugly when Sen. George Muñoz and Felisha Adams sparred over what Adams perceived to be racist comments. The incident took place after Adams, a political newcomer and one of two challengers to Muñoz for the New Mexico District 4 Senate seat, sent out an invitation via email to a wide net of people for the May 19 event in Thoreau. “I will not be able to personally attend, but I will send my Navajo representative to speak for me,” Muñoz wrote Adams in a May 19 email on the matter. “I keep hearing that this (event) is not for non-Natives.” Adams said she couldn’t believe what she was reading when she received the email from Muñoz. She said she was astounded on two fronts: District 4 is predominantly Native American. And, Adams said, the way the remark came off just didn’t seem to be something that should come


from the mouth of a sitting state legislator. “Let me be frank,” Adams wrote in a response to the comment by Muñoz. “The content of your email directly denotes racism. Let me assure you that no event that I have been a part of, nor will one ever be, on the terms that you mentioned.” Muñoz, first elected to the state legislature in 2009, and the son of former Gallup Mayor Ed Muñoz, said he doesn’t think there was anything racial in the comment. He said he was told at another area candidate forum that the Thoreau event was for Native peoples only. He also said he’s not exactly sure why Adams became so bent

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out of shape over the remark, particularly when he attended an Iyanbito forum last month that specifically targeted Native American candidates, an event that Ada ms a lso attended. Iyanbito is east of Gallup and on the Navajo Nation. Adams is half black and half Navajo, and is a local business owner as is Muñoz. Adams is from Iyanbito and is the granddaughter of former NM State Representative Albert Shirley. “Am I missing something here?” Muñoz asked. “I’ve been called a lot of things, but I’ve never been called a racist. I think this is a classic case of something that is being blown out of proportion.”

The alleged racist comment is not the first time during the 2016 political campaign that Adams and Muñoz, 49, have tussled over issues. Last month also, Muñoz initiated an investigation of Adams about several “questionable” signatures on a petition form that candidates must file with the Secretary of State’s Office. The district attorneys in McKinley and San Juan Counties have yet to make a conclusion on the matter. Meanwhile, Adams, 29, concluded in the initial email response to Muñoz: “If you are uncomfortable attending events sponsored by me based on my ethnic background, then you are more than welcomed to suggest and coordinate events – my team would be

delighted to assist.” Besides Adams, Muñoz faces Jordon Johnson of Vanderwagen in the District 4 primary. Each of the three is a Democrat. Johnson has a doctoral degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico and works as a coordinator for McKinley Community PLACE MATTERS. District 4 includes McKinley and San Juan counties. New Mexico legislators earn a per diem salary of $164.


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City, vets: No grave concerns over projected 2018 cemetery $7M CEMETERY TO BE BUILT ALONG HASLER VALLEY ROAD

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here a re no more grave concerns about Gallup getting a veterans cemetery, literally. These days, city officials and local veterans have their attention focused toward the future. “You can say that the city will definitely be the home of a national veterans cemetery,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said in a telephone interview this week with the Gallup Sun. “Right now, the project has to go through its various phases. Construction is set to start in October 2017.” McKinney said the cemetery is one of four slated to be built around New Mexico over the next several years. Gallup was supposed to be first on Gov. Susan Martinez’ list to receive funding for a cemetery, but when state and federal officials came out to Gallup to survey Hillcrest Cemetery, on Aztec Avenue near downtown, officials discovered, among other things, that the site was “too hilly and rocky,” McKinney said. For that reason, a site along Hasler Valley Road and between I-40 was selected, McKinney added. “The state a nd federal people came out and the first (proposed) site was not acceptable,” McKinney said. “That’s basically why the current site was chosen.” McKinney, who is not a veteran, noted that the first

proposed site was about five acres in composition, whereas the Hasler Valley site contains some 15.5 acres. “That’s a positive for the city,” he said of the extra acreage. He said the proper paperwork a nd docu mentation connected to the cemetery’s land area, which the city of Gallup owns, is in place, adding that if there’s anything else that must be done paperwork-wise, the city will follow through on it. “I think it’s a very good thing that Gallup has a veterans cemetery on the way,” Dave Cuellar, a veteran of the US Army and member of the local group Veterans Helping Veterans, said. “This gives military families with loved ones buried in Santa Fe some needed relief.” G a l l u p P u bl i c Wo r k s Director Stan Henderson, a US Navy veteran, gave the following timeline and cost of the Gallup national cemetery. Neither McKinney nor Henderson speculated on what the exact name of the cemetery would be. Henderson noted: • An architectural and engineering study should be complete by June. • Construction should start in October 2017. • A completion date is slated for the end of 2018. • The estimated cost would be between $6 and $7 million, with funds coming from the federal government and everything else, i.e. labor, construction, etc.,

Former members of the military honor their own during a 2015 ceremony at Hillcrest Cemetery. File Photo from the state. “These a re a nticipated dates,” Henderson said of the timeline. “That means these dates are contingent on working conditions regarding the weather and any unexpected project delays. But right now we’re looking at the end of 2018 as a completion date,” Henderson said. McKinney said the cemetery would be open to honorably discharged veterans from the five military branches of the United States. He said spouses would be eligible for burial plots, too. One need not to be from Gallup or McKinley County to be buried at the projected Gallup national cemetery. The cemetery project was welcomed by Ga llup City Councilor Fran Palochak, also a US Navy veteran, who reiterated the travel plus. “This alleviates a lot of travel for people,” she said. “I

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am very happy that Gallup is getting this.” Former McKinley County Commissioner David Dallago, a US Air Force veteran, welcomed the cemetery project, also. “A lot of people h ave waited a long time for this and worked very hard to get this,” Dallago said. “This is a big plus for Gallup and McKinley County.” There are currently two cemeteries in Gallup: One is Hillcrest and the other is Sunset in west Gallup. Joe Zecca, a US Navy veteran and owner and operator of the American Bar, said Hillcrest contains a special plot designated for veterans. Zecca, 86, said the projected Hasler Valley Road cemetery is an excellent idea. “Well, I can tell you that this is something that veterans in this area want,” Zecca said. “I

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can tell you that we are very thankful for it.” Besides Gallup, other New Mexico cemeteries will be built in Angel Fire, Carlsbad and Fort Stanton. Gallup’s closest national cemetery is located in Santa Fe, which means people from Gallup who have loved ones buried there must travel more than two hours for visits. McKinney said the cemetery would have a 50-year holding, or accommodation, capacity, which is standard with national cemeteries. The Albuquerque Journal reported in April 2014 that New Mexico is home to 170,700 veterans, including 21,000 women veterans. The four communities selected represent areas of the state with the largest number of underserved veteran populations, the Journal reported. The other national cemetery in New Mexico is in Fort Bayard.

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Can Dallago beat Lee, Greene, and O’Hara in District 3? FORMER COMMISSIONER SAYS HE’D RESIGN FROM RMCH BOARD IF RE-ELECTED By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


eating someone with a proven track record – not to mention an established company owner and former two-term McKinley County commissioner – stacks up as a formidable task. That’s the reality in the race for the District 3 seat on the McKinley County Board of Commissioners. “I would say that I am the proven ca ndidate,” Dav id Dallago said. “I served two terms. I own a company that employs 90 people. I am born a nd raised in Gallup a nd have dedicated myself to the county.” Dallago owns and operates the Gallup-based Dallago Corporation, an engineering and contracting firm. He previously served the Board of Commissioners from 2005 to 2012. He had to step down for a term as per county rules. Dallago served as commission chairman for the last six years

RMCH Chairman of the Board David Dallago speaks during a presentation May 19. Photo Credit: NativeStars of the term. Dallago, who graduated from the US Air Force Academy and from graduate school at the University of South Dakota, said if re-elected, he’d like to quickly establish working relationships with the Navajo Nation, the Pueblo of Zuni and San Juan County. “I think it’s important that we have good agreements and relationships with everybody,” Dallago said. “I think the

relationships with the area governing bodies are important.” A builder of the Na’ Nizhoozhi Center, Inc., the city detox center, Dallago said he’s for the continuation of NCI, saying there has to be consensus on funding the facility. The detox center has recently been in dire straits due to a lack of consistent and collective funding. The proper maintenance of county roads is important, too, Dallago said. “Maintaining roads and infrastructure are characteristic to being a county commissioner,” Dallago said. “And I can’t stress that having a consensus on the issues is equally important.” As the chairman of the board of directors at the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital, Dallago said the county, which owns the building that houses RMCH, must “keep pushing” for the betterment of RMCH. “There have been some strides made at RMCH, a lot of strides,” he said. “We have to continue moving forward.”

Dallago noted that if elected, he’d resign from the RMCH board. “That would be a conflict of interest and I’d resign from the board,” he said. “The hospital gets much of its funding from the county and that would be a definite conflict.” During his last term as commissioner, Dallago was the subject of an investigation by former County Manager Richard Kontz, and eventually by the former Office of the State Auditor Hector Balderas, for his company’s business dealings with the county through heating and cooling and plumbing maintenance contracts. While the special audit pointed out alleged procurement violations, an investigation headed by former Gallup attorney David Peterson on

behalf of former New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s office, resulted in no charges being filed against the Dallago Corp. During that time, however, it led the county to tightening up their procurement policies. District 3 includes the cities of Gallup and Gamerco. Incumbent Tony Tanner isn’t running for the District 3 post again. The primary is June 7 and the general election is Nov. 8. Also in the District 3 county commission race are former McKinley County Manager Bill Lee, former Gallup Fire Depar tment Chief Johnny Greene and retired Bureau of Indian Affairs administrator Gerald O’Hara. Each of the candidates is a Gallup native, except for O’Hara who is from Pennsylvania.

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oh n ny Greene s ay s there’s a way to get McKinley County back to handling things the right way. That is, he’s not disparaging anyone currently in office, but says the time is right for some new ideas. “I think we have to get rid of this moniker that we are a drunk town,” Greene said. “That’s just one thing I’d like to put some focus on. We’re obviously a lot more than that.” Greene, who worked for the city for just under 20 years, said places like the Na’ Nizhoozhi Center, Inc., commonly called NCI, should be kept in place, but a continuous funding mechanism should be nailed down. “In a situation like that, it’s important to work with the governmental entities for ongoing funding,” he said of dealing with NCI. Greene, who was born and raised in Gallup, said he would

Local business owner Johnny Greene. File Photo not raise property taxes and said he’d put a lot of focus toward the improvement of county roads. He said his years working at the fire department allowed him to see first-hand the conditions of various roads around McKinley County. “I think we have to be a lot more responsible in what we do,” he said. “These are taxpayer dollars. I’m talking about fiscal responsibility for the most part.” Greene has served on the


O’Hara: Improving Gallup’s economy is key REPEAT CONTENDER HOPEFUL FOR ‘16

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ringing the west-side truck up to an economic level where it once was years ago and doing away with a “so what” kind of attitude when it comes to economic development are on Gerald O’Hara’s things-to-do list should he gain the McKinley County District 3 Board of Commission seat. A Pennsylvania native, who has lived in the Indian Capital for more than a decade, O’Hara is a retired geospatial information systems coordinator with

the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He has never held public office before, but ran for a city council seat a few years ago, losing to incumbent Allan Landavazo. O’Hara is also very active in the community, particularly when it comes to recycling. “We need to be risk takers more than we are when it comes to developing our local economy,” he said. “Our approach to economic development has to change.” O’Hara pointed to informal and periodic business meetings at places like Coal Avenue’s popular Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille, saying after such

meetings are over, nothing, outside of socializing, really comes out of them. He said meetings like those have to carry more “meat” with them. “That’s the perfect opportunity for a lot of progressive ideas to be decided on, given all the people who go to those things,” O’Hara said. About the west-side truck-stop comment, he added, “That area used to be a lot more booming than what it is now.” He said he’s also a fan of improving education throughout the area at all levels. “I believe that we need more businesses brought into downtown Gallup,” he said. “That

Gerald O’Hara. Photo Credit: G. O’Hara stimulates economic development. There are some vacant storefronts in downtown that can be filled.” O’Hara previously ran for the same District 3 Commission seat in 2014, but lost to Tony Tanner. Former Gallup Mayor George Galanis was the other candidate

in that race. He said even though he hasn’t won political races in the past, that doesn’t mean he runs for office “just to run.” “I have some good ideas,” he said. “We must make economic development the priority.” The primary is June 7. The general election is Nov. 8. A lso i n t he Distr ict 3 Commission race are former McK in ley Cou nt y Ma nager Bill Lee, for mer city Fire Department Chief Johnny Greene, Jr., and former t wo - t er m McK i n ley County Commissioner David Dallago. McKinley County Commissioners serve four-year terms and earn an annual salary of just more than $19,000.

Sloan ready for another go-round as McKinley County Clerk CANDIDATE IS DAUGHTER OF FORMER PRC OFFICIAL CAROL SLOAN

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The clerk’s office handles such things as the issuing of marriage, business and liquor licenses, Sloan noted. Sloan also said the clerk’s office is often the first county office that people come to for information on document


aving worked from 2005 to 2012 and dealt with the variou s u nex pec t ed issues of the job are indications that experience is important, McKinley County Clerk Jacqueline Sloan said. That’s the mindset of Sloan as she heads into the June 7 primary for another possible go-round as McKinley County Clerk. “I have experience. I know how the office functions. That makes me the best person for the job,” Sloan said. “I want to bring back integrity and trust to the job.” Sloa n is from T w i n Lakes and is the daughter of former Public Regulation Commissioner Carol Sloan. She


searches. She has campaigned at various chapter houses on the Navajo Nation, among them Tohatchi, Thoreau, Mexican Springs, and Twin Lakes. She added that she has also visited the Pueblo of Zuni with

respect to campaigning for the $48,000-a-year job. Sloa n is a graduate of Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of New Mexico.

Jacqueline Sloan Photo Credit: J. Sloan said she’s big on running and encouraging a system whereby people can vote early at chapter houses (Navajo Nation) as opposed to travelling to Gallup. “I’m not unfamiliar with the job,” Sloan said. The county clerk says she wants to implement and stress early voting to people, saying the job is about trust. “You have to have the trust of the people,” Sloan said.

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MCSO arrests one on drug charge Noriega’s report. “After getting consent to search her purse I located a ball of foil that contained a ball of black tar-like substance,”

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o m e h e a d y p o l ic e work landed a Gallup female in jail May 19 after a deputy with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office went the distance in a suspected warrant search. A r nold Nor iega of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office stopped a silver Alero driven by Lisa Nuñez on Ray Street in Gamerco, according to a police report on the matter. Also in the car were two other passengers, one identified as Clifford McAdams and the other as Angelica Castaneda, according to the report.

Noriega wrote. Neit her Nu ñez nor Mc Ad a m s w a s a r r e s t e d , according to jail records. Castaneda bonded out of

the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on May 19 after paying a $6,000 bail bond, jail warden Steve Silversmith said.

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OPINIONS Letter to the Editor: Local weighs in on ‘pesky’ alcohol problem By Richard Kontz



ver feel like you are trapped in a weird “time warp”? After reading several recent articles in the local media regarding the “alcohol” problem in Gallup, I feel like I am re-living April through July 2013. Ba ck t hen, Genev ieve Jackson, Commission Chairperson, had arranged for a round-table discussion at the County with my help [as County

Manager] and several local elected officials. Pretty much the same principals in position and title as those that came to Ben Ray Lujan’s March 4, 2016 powwow. And, all the same things were said, more or less, in both roundtables.

Back then [2013] there was a lot of tension between the city and the county over the use of the Liquor Excise Tax. The authorized uses under the statute at that time were: “Prevention, Education and Treatment.” The City wanted 100 percent of the LET for Gallup Police’s community service program [an unauthorized use] and for [Na’ Nihzhoozhi Center, Inc.] operations. NCI wanted to use the funds for shelter [an unauthorized use], social detox [an unauthorized use] and counseling [an authorized use].


The County wanted to use half of the funds for dealing with prevention, education and treatment of youth and young adults [15 to 25] in order to stop the flow of younger people “into the chronic alcohol-street people pipeline.” The County had a study completed, which indicated this was the highest-risk group for drugs and alcohol problems within the city and the county. During the 2013 roundtable, the Navajo Nation explained that in the past they had concerns with “lack of data” from NCI on

their treatment programs. They stated they could fund prevention, education and treatment programs, but could not fund shelter programs and social detox. NCI representatives stressed the same things as they do now – people are dying – their treatment program was highly successful and the annual intake averages 22,000 to 25,000 per year, and kept pointing the finger at the NN for pulling the



On May 29, the moon enters a Last Quarter phase. This means the left side of the moon is illuminated, while the right is in shadow. According to the Watching Series by Dana Gerhardt, the Last Quarter moon may seem like “crisis in consciousness.” Change is inevitable and often uncomfortable. However, change is absolutely necessary. Madame G suggests looking for clarity in the right places, at the right time, and in the right way.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Sometimes it feels as if the weeks drag on and on. You’re likely ready for something fresh. Learn to meditate and appreciate time in motion. When you feel as if you’re stuck, stop and look around. What can you do to elevate yourself? Perhaps you should read a new genre of fiction or nonfiction. Madame G suggests reading Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. Enjoy a road trip across the United States with a poodle, without ever leaving your living room. Let your imagination run wild.

Last Quarter moons supposedly effect social interactions. It appears some people may lash out unexpectedly: from road rage to work-place violence. This is a time of change and upheaval. As the sign most likely to commit murder (according to the FBI), consider reading one or several books on anger such as When the Anger Ogre Visits by Andrea Salmon. You may also want to attend a few anger-management meetings as well. It can’t hurt.

When you’re world-weary and heartbroken, the best thing to do is sit down and cry. If that option is out or you’re just too tired to cry, consider spending time on self-care. Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, Eat, Pray, Love will force out the tears or make the soul feel stronger. The movie version with Julia Roberts will encourage you to eat ice cream and travel. Rest well and don’t forget to live.

If you find that you’re more irritable than usual or perhaps more generous, stop and reflect on your actions. How do you feel? When the mind is too busy with rumination of any kind, you’ll find action impossible. Consider reading the children’s classic by Mary Norton, The Borrowers. It’s delightful. Get in touch with your inner child and learn to play again. Have fun!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

This month, you’ll experience a pull toward change. Often, when we begin feeling complacent, the world shakes us up and forces us to move forward. Look for inspiration from those around you. Take the dog for a walk. Seek motivation and mentorship from those who’ve been there. Listen to motivational speakers and TedTalks, or read a good book, such as You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. You’ve got this!

When the world kicks you down — strike it down and sting back. But remember that wisdom comes from careful deliberation. It’s not enough to exact revenge on those who you think have slighted you. The sweetest vengeance is excellence of character and execution of skill. Enjoy Cal Newport’s book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. Sit down and prepare to take the world by storm, with patient steady focus.

The practical often invades realms of loftier thinking. You may find it difficult to contemplate the life of the soul while changing diapers or vacuuming. It’s in your best interest to find a balance between your mind and body. Consider reading or listening to books about mindfulness or something fun such as, Joshua Foer’s Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You’ve a romantic heart with generous intentions. But you may find that your heart is sore this week. Get some fresh air. Travel if you can. Enjoy a lovely cup of tea or a strong cup of coffee. Treat yourself. In order to satisfy that romantic tendency, dabble in the classics. Consider reading Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, or Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Add just enough drama and suspence into your daily study and you’ll find that you’re on your way to happiness.

The sun is out and summer is just around the corner. If you have kids this may feel a bit overwhelming when you try to keep up activities and obligations. Stress may rear its ugly head with a vengeance. Sometimes rethinking our fears and anxiety is better than pretending they don’t exist. For the young at heart, read Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish. This fun idiom-filled book might just give the entire family something to laugh about.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The Sun is in your sign this month. Your loving and fun nature will expand outward giving joy to others. An extra burden may present itself when others latch onto your kindness without giving back. They may drain you of more than you have to give. If and when this happens sit down and take time for yourself. Madame G recommends any book on mediation or yoga from Deepak Chopra to 10% Happier by Dan Harris. There are plenty of mindfulness apps, podcasts, and online resources available as well. OPINIONS

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Are you feeling a smidge nostalgic? You may remember a lost love or a dream you thought long dead and pine for a renewal. F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.” You need never give up hope or lose faith in yourself. Consider Jane Austen’s work Persuasion. The heroine, Anne Elliot, believes her chance for happiness is long past until it smacks her right in the face, eight years later. Never give up dear Virgo. Never give up.

You’ll likely feel especially restless this month. It’s more than Spring Fever — it’s restlesssoul syndrome. Remember Tolkien’s wise words: “Not all who wonder are lost.” Madame G suggests getting out in nature. Go hiking! Take a long drive with the windows down. Seek out adventure and you’ll find it. For the serious-natured Sagittarius, consider reading: Kurt Vonnegut’s Letters. They may inspire you to live your dreams.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Gallup Sun • Friday May 27, 2016


LETTER | FROM PAGE 9 previously earmarked federal funding. Udall representatives said the same thing then as they said in a March 25, 2016 article titled: “No more earmarks.” As the County Manager, I tried to get NCI to break out their budget into program categories of: Prevention, Education, Social Detox and Treatment, and break out their statistics by each program area. This was to help sort out what could be funded with LET and what had to be funded with other funds. No cooperation there. Another thing that troubled people was the sheer volume NCI kept quoting [22,000 to 25,000 per year] and yet they kept stating how successful their program was with 30 years of experience. When pressed to give a success rate – 80 percent was quoted. So, if they were so successful with 30 years of experience, it seemed by now we should have a minimal number of people on the streets. Their response was “Well, not all of these people will enter the counseling program.” So, when asked how many they

ran through their counseling program in the last year? Their response: 480 or so. Just looking at the sheer number of intakes [22,000 to 25,000] vs. the number who enter treatment [480] they would never turn this thing around even if given all of the Liquor Excise Tax funds. The response: 22,000 to 25,000 includes a lot of “repeat” offenders. Ooookay, so how many? Well, they didn’t have data. Someone mentioned they knew a person who checked in 10 times and doing the math that means 2,200 to 2,500 chronic alcoholic street people. So, could NCI give us a realistic budget to provide a program of full services for treatment of 2,200 to 2,500 a year? We never received one. To me it just seemed like a big game, and now I see the same thing happening all over again. That, in my opinion, is why the city finally just threw up its hands and said, “Enough, we are going to just let NCI leave and we will run the ‘detox’ only program,” which later was replaced by the NN Behavioral Health program taking over for a while. Further, as a result of Senator Muñoz amending the law, the percentage for the LET

funds was raised from 5 percent to 6 percent, “Social Detox” was added as an “authorized use” and LET-funded programs were required to report and submit data periodically. In the March 4, 2016 meeting, Lujan promised to have another meeting on April 4 to continue the dialog until a permanent funding solution was reached – he requested NCI to provide data for review and instructed NCI to respond to the NN [Request For Proposal] for behavioral health funds. So, on April 4, I went to the designated place and no one was there. So I stopped by the City and they said they hadn’t received any further notices on Lujan’s monthly meetings. Later, it would come out that there still wasn’t any data to discuss and scheduling problems arose. On April 6, 2016 another local headline states: “Delegates demand detox data.” An NCI representative had gone to the Health, Education and Human Services Committee of the NN to plead their case “without data.” If you have read this far you will see a “recurring theme” – No concrete data to support the case to fund NCI. Continued next week

JohnnY GreenE, Jr. County Commissioner




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Letter to the Editor: A two-cell jail system for Gallup


he Wa rden of t he Gallup Jail is paid $1,346.15 per week. What is the total output in the salaries per week of all employees involved in running the jail? What is the person that heads the [Na’ Nihzoonzhi Center] paid per week? What is the total output in salaries per week of all employees involved in running the NCI? What is the cost per month for food, utilities, and clothing for the inmates in both places? What is the cost of beds, blankets, metal trays, pots, pans, silverware, refrigerators, stoves, and garbage cans for both places? The overwhelming majority of the people that land in the Gallup Jail and the NCI are there for alcohol- or drug-related offenses, and many prefer jail or NCI to starving or freezing in the dirt. The sentences for the majority of these offenders should be permanent expulsion from Gallup, instead of jail or prison. Instead of a two-story jail, Gallup could go the other way and build a two-cell jail, like the jail on the Andy Griffith Show that deputy Bar ney called “The Rock.” Gallup

would be cleaner, and would save many thousands of dollars per week by no longer housing, feeding, and clothing the repeat dunks, day after day. The only NCI in NM would finally be discontinued. The staff to run [it] would be drastically reduced. Same with the [staff] to run the Gallup [Police Department], the sheriff’s dept. and the state police. No longer would the drunks dictate to us. The tourists could come back without being harassed by drunken panhandlers, and Gallup would lose the Title ‘’DRUNK CITY.” The so-called “STINGS,” where law enforcement furnishes their own DRUNKS and under-age people — that in reality translates into entrapments, police officers increasing jail or prison time; a larger Jail for Gallup, more prisons for NM (12 to date). Continuing with Motel NCI has had a Reverse Effect. All of Gallup could be as Drunk-Free as The Hospital Area. This is Doable. There’s Nothing to it But to Do it. Louis Maldonado, Gallup (505) 567-4909


Teez Custom Screen Printing and Embroidery at 807 U.S. 491 in north Gallup, as well as Fluff ‘N Fold laundry, which is next to Mr. Teez. Greene, Gerald O’Hara, Bill Lee and David Dallago are also running for the District 3 commission seat. Each is a Democrat. The primary is June 7 and the general election is Nov. 8.

state Emergency Medical Systems board, among numerous other local boards, and attended the University of New Mexico. Greene is a member of the Elks Club, is a certified state HAZMAT instructor and currently owns and operates Mr.

As your County Commissioner I will: •Support the economic development interests of the City, County and surrounding areas. •Continue to seek funding for suicide and drug abuse. Prevention programs and collaborate with all areas of government to provide quality healthcare and quality of life for all people. •As a committed community leader I will be a working commissioner and respectfully prioritize the needs of the community. •My vision is to support quality education and values within our youth to create a culturally strong community work force. •I am asking for your vote on June 7 for County Commissioner - District 3 - Position 3.

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COMMUNITY 4th Annual Gallup Walmart Miyamura High School Graduation ‘Class of 2016’ Rotten Sneakers Contest LOCAL DIGNITARIES SNIFF OUT THE STINKIEST SHOES

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he smell of victory and “de-feet” was in the air, as boys and girls ages 5-15 competed in the OdorEaters’ Rotten Sneaker Contest at Walmart in Gallup. The contest is a fun, family-friendly event to find the most rotten sneakers in all of greater Gallup. Contestants’ shoes were judged by a panel of “odorologists” — expert sniffers from the Gallup community, which consisted of returning sniffer Sammy Chioda of Millennium Media, Inc., Amy Coats and Michelle Perez of Foundations of Freedom, and JC of radio station 93X FM. Together, they rated the shoes based on how bad they looked, and, of course, how rotten they smelled. “I did this last year and it was so much fun!” Chioda said. New- coming judges, A my a nd Michelle said, “This will be the first time doing this and it’s going to be exciting and very very different.” JC of 93X said, “I thought it would be fun to do, and hopefully I can still

Ashkii won this year’s second-place prize in the OdorEaters’ contest held at the Walmart. Photo Credit: NativeStars smell afterwards.” Odor-Eater Marketer Dave Gugino said of all the sales nationwide, this Walmart store here in Gallup by far sells the most Odor-Eaters. “We love coming here and it’s a blast for us, as well as the kids,” he said. Other representatives from OdorEaters, Eric Martin and Mike Harvey scoured the Gallup Walmart store looking for eager young contestants as the contest was beginning. “Gallup is such a unique, fun town and we love doing this, and Gallup is so COMMUNITY

Odor-Eaters’ Rotten Sneakers Contest third-place winner, Devon, wields his stink-less prize. Photo Credit: NativeStars welcoming,” Martin said. Odor-Eater s’ Rot ten Snea ker Contests have been an American tradition for over 40 years. The very first contest was in Montpelier, VT, in 1975, when a local storeowner wanted to promote a new line of sneakers. Meanwhile, parents and onlookers were treated to free samples of OdorEaters as they cheered on their kids in the contest. As the shoes were sniffed, looked at, and re-sniffed by the panel, scores were tabulated and results were given. Third runner-up was “Devon” who won a $25 gift card and an Odor-Eater Medal with Odor-Eater products. Second runner up went to “Ashkii,” who won a $50 gift card, along with a medal and Odor-Eater products. The first-place prize went to “Josua” who won a $100 gift card, an OdorEater Trophy, and a year supply of Odor-Eaters.

And the prize for stinkiest feet in this year’s OdorEaters’ Rotten Sneakers contest went to Joshua! Photo Credit: NativeStars

Congratulations to the MHS class of 2016!

On May 20, Miyamura High School class of 2016 took home their diplomas.

Pround graduates of the Miyamura HS, class of 2016. Gallup Sun • Friday May 27, 2016


‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ – A flawed flick, but avoids total disaster RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 147 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


nother week, another com ic-book-re l a t e d b e a t - d ow n b e t we e n f a m o u s superheroes. This week it’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the sixth title in the popular Marvel series and the third of more recent slate of films featuring younger versions of the characters. This tale is set in the ’80s and depicts perhaps the most dangerous adversary the mutants have encountered. So, does it keep the prequel winning-streak alive? Well, it certainly isn’t as strong as the two previous chapters, which took unique a pproa che s t o t he com ic-book material that included

time-travel and an exploration of the complex relationship between two characters who would eventua lly become adversaries. By comparison, this follow-up is a rather standard and straight-forward effort, featuring a nasty antagonist bent on nothing more than world destruction and domination. A prologue in ancient Egypt introduces Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the world’s first and most powerful mutant. This villain is a megalomaniacal type who can transfer his consciousness into other living beings and gain their powers, giving him unending life and ever-growing abilities. After centuries in suspended animation, the mutant is reawakened in the 1980’s and violently makes his presence felt. Power mad, Apocalypse decides that the modern world is filled with false Gods — he seeks to destroy it all, take control and rebuild as the planet’s

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a middle-of-the-road, reasonably entertaining superhero flick. Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey; Tye Sheridan plays Cyclops; and Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Nightcrawler. Opens in theaters May 27. Photo Credit: Fox Movies true deity. He ensnares the assistance of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Angel (Ben Hardy), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp) to do so. This leaves Professor X (James McAvoy), young mutants like Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), and Quicksilver (Evan Peters) tasked with saving the world.

‘Power Lunch’ New Mexico Economic Development Dept. Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela spoke during the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation’s Business Recognition Luncheon. Gallup’s movers and shakers enjoyed some lunch, and networking opportunities during Photo Credit: NativeStars the GGEDC’s luncheon. Photo Credit: NativeStars


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Those referenced above are only the tip of the iceberg and there are far more characters, mutants, and subplots that enter the fray. As expected, even some series vets pop up for a scene or two to loosely tie all of the movies together. Each one has issues and troubled pasts (sometimes with each other) that are introduced or elaborated on, adding to a lengthy narrative. There are probably about 15 or 16 central roles. It’s excessive even by the overfilled standards we’re now used to seeing in these superhero adaptations. At lea st time is taken with each role to develop the mutants, even if it results in an extended running time. Of course, some elements work better than others. There is a blooming romance and a few moments of inner torment that we’ve seen many times before with these characters. Their personal drama is so familiar (most viewers will have seen variations of this five times

before) that it doesn’t have the impact it should. However, two of the more e ccent r ic ch a r a c t er s do engage and ultimately steal the show — Quicksilver and Nightcrawler. They both have very different but likable personalities, more unusual personal issues and fascinating, v isually dy namic powers. Again, a mansion-set slow-motion sequence featuring the former may be the highlight of the movie. And Isaac as Apocalypse does the best he can in a difficult part, caked in make-up, written in a muted manner and generally lacking in bad-guy charisma. At least he doesn’t succumb to histrionics. He’s an intimidating adversar y who wipes people out without a second thought and leaves them half-encased in walls or the ground. Additionally, there are some fun neon-tinged visuals that hark back to the ’80s. Most importantly, the action itself is clear and easy to follow. I n t he end , X- Me n : Apocalypse is a middle-of-theroad effort in the series and suffers from too many characters and subplots. Still, I think some of the press surrounding the movie has been a bit harsh. For all its faults, it is a wellmade and reasonably entertaining superhero flick. With the behemoth Marvel Universe now in full swing, these characters may be starting to look out of fashion, but their adventures should still please casual moviegoers. 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com



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Tohatchi’s Halona signs with Haskell Indian Nations University



OH ATCH I – Getting the chance to play t he s por t she loves and receiving a wellrounded education are the reasons behind Tohatchi’s Latisha Halona deciding to attend Haskell Indian Nations University on a volleyball scholarship in the fall. Halona, 18, signed a letter-of-intent to attend the Lawrence, Kansasbased school on May 19 at Tohatchi High School. Ha lona wa s a lso recruited to play volleyball by Bacone College

i n Mu skogee, Ok la . Bacone is a four-yea r liberal-arts school and is the oldest continuously operated institution in Oklahoma. “I’m happy with my choice,” Halona said after the signing. “I will be far from my hometown, but I will be meeting new people and playing for a school that plays at a different level in terms of sports.” Edwin Brown, volleyball coach at Tohatchi, said Halona played middle hitter and middle blocker each of her four years at Tohatchi. Brown, who has coached the Lady

Cougars for eight years, said Tohatchi finished the sea son 18 - 6. But before Halona heads off to Kansas, she’ll be playing for the North All-Stars in the annual 3A/4A all-state volleyball game, Brown confirmed. “She will be playing in the state all-star game,” Brown said. “We are all very proud of her.” Halona amassed a hitting percentage of .733, 217 kills, 57 aces and 79 solo blocks while with the Lady Cougars during her freshma n, sopho more, junior, and senior years. The Tohatchi Lady Cougars went to state

la st yea r, but lost to Eunice 2-1 in the quarterfinals. Halona said she’s not interested in playing any other sport besides volleyball while at Haskell. Haskell offers twoye a r a nd fou r-ye a r undergraduate degrees and is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Fighting Indians compete as an independent in a number of sports for men a nd women. Besides volleyball, women’s sports include cross country, basketball, softball, track and field, and cheerleading.

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Latisha Halona signs a volleyball letter-of-intent May 19 at Tohatchi High School to attend Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan. Sitting are Latisha Halona with her mother, Elaine Julian. (Top) Tohatchi volleyball Coach Edwin Brown, Principal Craig Robinson, and Larayne Halona (sister). Photo Credit: Tohatchi High School



it’s recess! EDUARDO VALDA, DDS David Skeets Elementary School students stand behind a bin that holds the tabs they collected to benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque. Photo Credit: Kathy Garcia Staff Reports


tudents who ride Bus 283 from David Skeets Element a r y School have collected a luminum tabs from whatever cans they could to send to the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque. The 65 students now have three-months’ worth of tabs. All who participated have worked hard in making this COMMUNITY

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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: The Mighty Ducks ROUGH STONE RANCH Join us for a Healing the Land Workshop. Register online at Capacity Builders: capacitybuilders.info. Special guest Arnold Clifford will be conducting a plant ID tour on the ranch. Begins: 9 am. For more information please call (505) 326-4245. Location: Rough Stone Ranch. SCHOOLS OUT SPORTS SLAM Join the library for an exciting day of sports-related fun. We’re having an Xbox Kinect Party. Get up and get active from 2-4 pm. After the party, stick around for sport movies for the entire family. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL Sacred Heart Cathedral holds its second Annual Spanish Market and Fiesta from May 27-29. This weekend event features 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 features a classic car show, $10,000 raffle, and activities for kids. Location: Sacred Heart Cathedral, 415 E. Greene Ave. SATURDAY MAY 28 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 29 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 30 VFW MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY Join us for the VFW Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. For more information please (505) 722-2228. Location: Courthouse Square.


GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS Submit your art for a NNJOM Art Contest. The Navajo Nation Johnson-O’Malley is accepting artwork for its Art Contest. Deadline: May 30. For more information please call (505) 721-1000. THE CITY GALLUP Memorial Day—offices closed TUESDAY MAY 31 GALLUP-MCKINLEY COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL EMPOWER Educational Consulting presents a threeday workshop. This course was designed specifically for GMCS educators and students. Teachers please select three, two-hour sessions per day. A light breakfast, snacks, and drinks will be provided. For more information, please email: empowereducationconsulting@ gmail.com or visit: empowerc. com. Begins: 8 am. Location: Jefferson Elementary, 300 Mollica Dr. UNM-GALLUP SBDC Join us for a Proposal Development Workshop. The UNM Gallup SBDC in collaboration with the Navajo Technical Innovation Center is proud to announce a Free Proposal Development Workshop. Begins: 1:30 pm. For more information please call (505) 905-7813. Location: Navajo Tech Innovation Center, 309 B E. Historic Hwy 66. SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES Join us on May 31-Aug. 6 for Summer Nightly Indian Dances. This is a 24-year running event. Begins: 7 pm. Location: Gallup Courthouse Square. For more information please call (505) 722-2228. WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic and free program for toddlers, featuring music, movement rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W Aztec Ave. MAKERSTATE INITIATIVE WORKSHOP Join the library for a Makerstate Initiative Workshop: 3D Printing. This workshop will show you how 3D printing can serve you and spark your creativity. Registration is required: see the front desk for more information. Begins: 5:30 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. 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.



MAKERSTATE INITIATIVE WORKSHOP: E-JEWELRY Join the library for a Makerstate Initiative Workshop: E-Jewelry. This workshop will teach users how to recycle electronics and up-cycle them into unique jewelry. Registration is required: see the front desk for more information. Begins: 5:30 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.

NNHR COMMISSION MEETING On June 3, join the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission for a regular meeting. The regular meeting is open to the public. Begins: 10 am. For more information, please call (928) 871-7436. Location: St. Michaels Professional Bldg. 1, Ste. 112, St. Michaels Navajo Nation (AZ), 86511.

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. 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..

GHS RELAY FOR LIFE On June 3, join the Gallup High School Relay for Life Team, Team Bengals, for a late-night swim party. Youth ages 14-years-old and older are invited to join us for movies, aquatic games, and races. Admission: $4 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Begins: 9 pm. For more information, please call Pam (505) 870-6205. Location: Gallup Aquatic Center, 620 Boardman Dr. COMMUNITY COFFEEHOUSE On June 4, join us the Community Coffeehouse for open-mic. This is a fun and free celebration of music, poetry, and storytelling. All ages are welcome. Begins: 6:30 pm. Location: Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive.

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.

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.

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 Recylegallup. org.

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Summer is coming and it’s time for the kids to get out of the house. Rehoboth Christian School will be offering basketball and soccer camp this summer. The schedule is as follows: June 6-9: Soccer camp for students going into grades 1-9. For more information please contact Coach Donkersloot (505) 863-4412. June 20-23: Basketball Camp for


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students going into grades 3-9. For more information, please contact Kevin Zwiers (505) 8634412. If you’d like to enroll your son or daughter in a summer sports camp, please stop by the Rehoboth Administration building for an application or visit: rcsnm.org. CANCER SURVIVORSHIP CONFERENCE On June 9-10, join us for a cancer survivorship conference. Increase community engagement in and knowledge of patient-centered research. Begins: 8 am. For more information please call, (505) 862-2029 or email: HYPERLINK “mailto:casey@coperproject.org” casey@ coperproject.org. Location: Navajo Nation Cultural Museum, 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: marcia@ unm.edu. Location: Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. SPORTS WARRIORS CLUB PRESENTS On June 25, join us for the eight annual Jim Thorpe Community 5K run and Native American Championship 5K. Other events include: one- and two-mile walks, toddler 300 meter dash, and a kids 12 and under 1K run. Register before the price goes up, please visit: nativeamerican5kchampionships.org. For more information please call (505) 710-3323 or email sportswarriorsTC@aol.com. 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 5 pm.

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