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NEWS Former manager squeaks by to win District 3 primary race LEE: ‘I’M BLESSED, THANKFUL’

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


or mer McK inley Cou nt y Ma nager Bill Lee beat David Da l lago, Joh n ny G r e e n e , Jr., a n d G e r a l d O’Ha ra in the Ju ne 7 pr imary race for the District 3 seat of the McKinley County Boa rd of Com m issioner s. Lee — county manager for 18 months up until May 13 a nd now the chief executive officer of the GallupMcKinley County Chamber of Commerce — garnered 36 percent of the vote.

Larry Foster holds up a voter’s ballot at Fire Station 1 on 1800 Second St. June 7. Photo Credit: NativeStars Dallago finished second with 33 percent. Dallago is a

former two-term county commissioner. The seat became

District 3 Commissioner-elect William E. "Bill" Lee

available when Tony Tanner decided not to run again. “I’m thankful and appreciative of the people who backed me and voted for me,” Lee said. Asked if he was riding a wave of success since obtaining the county manager job, Lee said, “I’m blessed. I have a wonderful family and I am thankful to the people who helped me get elected.” Lee resigned the $93,000 county job to take over for the second time as CEO at the chamber, a job he held for six years prior to the county manager post. Lee had never held public office prior to June 7. Lee has said he wants to do what is necessary to solidify a consistent funding stream for Na’nizhoozhi Center, Inc., and keep property taxes from going up. In addition, Harriett Becenti

retained her McKinley County Clerk seat over challengers Jackie Sloan and Vanessa Begay-Lee. Becenti won with 47 percent of the vote. Sloan served consecutive clerk terms prior to Becenti’s win four years ago.

THE HOUSE, SENATE, JUDGESHIPS Elsewhere, incumbent D. Wonda Johnson of Church Rock defeated cha llenger Kevin Mitchell of Tohatchi, picking up 52 percent of the vote and (preliminarily) winning the District 5 House of Representatives seat by 160 votes. Johnson, an educator and former Navajo Nation


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Mitchell calls out Johnson, Charlie DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATE SAYS HE WAS ‘WRONGED’

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


it h t he Ju ne 7 pr i ma r y now a thing of the past, a nd cer ti f ica tion occurring this week and some of next, a candidate for the District 5 seat of the House of Representatives spoke out against recently released false information he believes impacted the primary outcome. Kevin Mitchell — vice president of the Gallup-McKinley County School Board and a former District 5 House candidate — said Melvin Charlie of Gallup wrongfully took to local media Saturday and misrepresented Mitchell’s position on a variety of topics. “I don’t know this person and I have never met this person,” Mitchell said in a phone inter view. “From what I’ve been hearing and been told, t h i s per son ha s told l ies about me and my political stances.”


School Board Vice President Kevin Mitchell, D-Tohatchi, speaks out against recently released information. File Photo M it c hel l s a id C h a rl ie publicly stated that it was Mitchell who wa s behind the suspension of GallupMcK i n ley Cou nt y School District Superintendent Frank Chiapetti. Chiapetti was put on leave and the board never divulged the rationale behind the leave, saying the matter was personnel-related. “Any time there is a decision about the superintendent regarding something

personnel-related, that is a board decision,” Mitchell said. “Not one person makes those decisions. I don’t make those kinds of decisions by myself. On top of that, does Melvin Charlie attend school-board meetings? This was something that was false and used to discredit me.” Mitchell alleges that incumbent District 5 State Rep. D. Wonda Johnson supported and encouraged the information

put out by Charlie, and labeled Charlie a “Johnson operative.” Mitchell said he checked the minutes of school-board meetings dating back to March and could not find a Melvin Charlie listed in the minutes. Folks who speak at school-board meetings are recorded in the meeting’s minutes. Mitchell said Charlie publicly called him a racist and suggested that, in an educational sense, he was against anything or anybody who isn’t Navajo. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Mitchell said. “This was a low-leveled attempt by my opponent to get

people to not vote for me. I was wronged.” Mitchell finished second to Johnson with 48 percent of the vote in the primary. But he noted that certification has yet to be done and said it could carry him to victory. Mitchell also said donors to the Johnson campaign need to be looked


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Officials: RMCH on track to become teaching hospital LAS CRUCES-BASED BURRELL COLLEGE TO PARTNER WITH RMCH

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


embers of Gallup’s business community recently got together over dinner to share in an announcement by t he Rehobot h McKinley Christian Hospital about RMCH taking a path to become a regional teaching unit. The meeting was held at RMCH’s third-floor solarium May 24, and included people from the hospital’s board of directors, as well as officials from Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. Burrell is a newly created medical institution and is based in Las Cruces. RMCH and Burrell are engaged in the teaching partnership.

“It’s definitely a positive step for the hospital,” David Dallago, president of the board of directors at RMCH, told the 70 or so invited guests. “This represents progress.” Burrell, whose academic focus is strictly medicine, will welcome 162 students in August. The school is not a part of the New Mexico State University, but works closely with NMSU, Justin McHorse, assistant dean of multicultural affairs, said. McHorse, who ha nd les ma rket i ng a nd com mun icat ion s for t he school, explained that after two years at Bur rell, students qua lify to go to one of five hubs around the state for practical and clinical training. Those hubs are located in Gallup, A lbuquerque, La s Cr uces,

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locale, students can receive training in such disciplines as pediatrics, radiology, family medicine, obstetrics, and gynecology. “It’s a program that we k now is goi ng to work,” McHorse said. “We’re very pleased with the interest we have from students who want to be a part of it.” Ga llup a nd RMCH have i n t h e p a s t e x p e r ie n c e d trouble reta ining doctors. One rea son for th is is the cit y ’s r u r a l loc a t ion. But officials said once the progra m gets off a nd r unning t h i s w i l l no longer be a n impediment. “The spinoff effect is tremendous,” Patricia Lundstrom, executive director of the Greater Ga llup Economic Development Corporation and a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, said.

“This represents progress on a lot of fronts for Gallup. It creates the kind of scenario whereby someone who comes here with the program could very well end up living and working here for a long period of time.” Da llago, a for mer t wo -ter m member of t he McKinley County Board of Commissioners, said the teaching idea is something Chief Executive Officer David Conejo has had in the works since he arrived at RMCH two years ago. Prior to Conejo’s arrival, RMCH suffered through yearly financial losses, but the hospital appears to have turned that corner, officials attending the meeting said. State Representative D. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock, an educator, said she believes the teaching program will encourage Native Americans to get involved in the medical field. She said she doesn’t rule out scenarios wherein a Navajo person could attend Burrell and ultimately get a permanent physician job at RMCH. “I like the idea,” Johnson said. “It’s a situation where people attending this school will receive teaching at RMCH. It has a lot of plusses and will be something good for our community.” Dr. Oliver Hayes, the associate dean for clinical affairs at Burrell, reiterated the obvious economic impact that students would bring to the community. “This will leave a positive mark on your community for the next 50 years and beyond,” Hayes said.

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he Great er G a l lu p E c o no m ic Development Cor poration is the recipient of a $15,000 grant, EDC of f icia l s a n nou nced June 1. Patr icia Lundstrom, executive director of the GGEDC, said the grant was received from the New Mexico Econom ic Development Department’s Local Economic Assistance and Development Support program to fund business recruitment and attraction efforts for Gallup and McKinley

GGEDC Executive Director Patty Lundstrom. File Photo County. Lundstrom noted that the GGEDC was one of four

state applicants to receive full funding. “This marks the second consecutive yea r that the GGEDC ha s received fu ll funding,” Lundstrom said. “Considering the highly competitive application process, we are appreciative of the suppor t, but more importa ntly, the recognition of the economic opportunities which exist for Gallup and McKinley County.” Lundstrom noted that the LEADS program emphasizes the importance of business recruitment and is intended to create jobs and develop ta x ba ses. The funds will

allow GGEDC to undertake three business recruitment m i s sion s a nd pa r t icipat e in three industr y- specif ic t rade shows, ef for t s t hat will be coordinated with the New Mex ico Pa r t ner sh ip, Lundstrom said. “With recent investments into US 491 and the continued development of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park, it’s vital for [GGEDC] to be proactive,” Lundstrom said. “It is important to capitalize on opportunities to promote and market the competitive advantages which exist for business in Gallup-McKinley, including our transportation and rail

infrastructure.” In addition to a pre-qualification review and the development of a grant application, GGEDC presented the merits of the application before the New Mexico Economic Development Commission, Lundstrom noted. All in all, some $170,000 was awarded to 18 state applicants, Lundstrom said. The GGEDC is a nonprofit organization that was established about four years ago during the Gallup city manager tenure of Dan Dible. It is the official economic development organization of Gallup and McKinley County.

CVNM lauds Johnson, Shendo ANTA FE – With New Mexico’s June 7 primary now over, officials at Conservation Voters New Mexico lauded a couple area winners in the House of Representatives and Senate.

invest in political candidates who will work to bring resiliency and sustainability to their communities.” Shendo, of Jemez Pueblo, is a n attor ney rep resent i ng Dist r ict 22 of t h e New Me x ic o S e n a t e . He defeat ed for mer St at e Representative Sa ndra Je f f o f C r ow n p o i n t , a n d

State Rep. D.Wonda Johnson, D-Churchrock

Sen. Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo

“The 2016 primar y elect ion shows t hat hav i ng a strong conservation record pays off for ca ndidates in New Mex ico. T h i s i s ev ident i n t he c a s e of con ser vat ion cha mpion s l ike Benny Shendo and D. Wonda Johnson, both of whom are i n of f ic e ,” B e n S h e l t o n , CVNM legislative and political director, said. “CVNM is excited to support and to

Johnson beat Gallup school board member Kevin Mitchell of Tohatchi. Each is a Democrat. Liliana Castillo, communications director for CVNM, noted that the organization backs political candidates who support the betterment of New Mexico’s land, air, and water quality. Ca st i l lo s a id 11 out of 12 ca ndidates endorsed by

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CV NM were succes sf u l i n their respective races. She noted that CVNM endorses ca ndidates ba sed on their

conser vation records a nd re s pon se s t o a que s t ion na i re on topics about env i ron menta l hea lth a nd

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Second St. Allsup’s robbed in broad daylight GPD: SUSPECT BRANDISHED A GUN

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


masked man robbed the Second Street Allsup’s gas station and convenience store June 1 and got away with $75.83, according to a police report. Officer Anthony Seciwa of the Gallup Police Department wrote that an unknown male approached a store clerk at about 2:40 pm and demanded ca sh. T he suspect wa s described in the report as thin, about 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie and pants, a silver “SCREAM” Halloween ma sk; he bra nd ished a black-colored handgun, and was wearing black gloves, the

The Allsup’s at 1801 S. Second St. was robbed of less than $100 on June 1. No one had been charged in the incident as of June 7. Photo Credit: NativeStars police report stated. “[A female clerk] walked inside the store while the man followed,” Seciwa wrote. “He told her to open the register

and give him the money. She walked behind the counter and opened the register,” according to the police report. The suspect took the money

and ran off in an unknown direction. A search of the area was conducted, but to no avail, Seciwa wrote. The store is located at 1801 S. Second

St. A second store clerk who was working at the time of the robbery gave police the same account of what happened, according to the police report. The Allsup’s armed robbery is one of a few such incidents to occur in Gallup in the past month. On May 18, two individuals were taken into custody after they attempted to rob the west side Conoco of beer. In that situation, one suspect carried nun chucks, which a store clerk said resembled a gun-like weapon. The Phillips 66 on Marguerite Street near the Lowe’s grocer y store was robbed of an unknown amount of cash about two weeks ago. There were no suspects arrested in the second incident, which also took place in the mid-afternoon.

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G a m e r c o fe m a le remained incarcerated June 7 after deputies with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office discovered illegal drugs hidden within her clothing during a traffic stop. A false name given to the arresting officer got the suspect in even more hot water, according to a police report on the matter. Steve Silversmith, warden at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center, said Tandreka Anderson was jailed May 31 on a $5,000 cash-only bond. What happened? McKinley County Sheriff’s Deputy Arnold Noriega wrote in a police report that Anderson, 26, was pulled over in a car driven by Aqualino Lopez. Both Anderson and Lopez are area residents. Anderson, who had an outstanding warrant from McKinley County, initially gave Noriega a false name to avoid detention, the police report suggests. “I approached [Ms. Anderson] and asked her what her name was,” Noriega wrote. “I told her to tell me the truth because I know who she is.” A nderson was charged

Tandreka Anderson with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and concealment of identity. Noriega recorded that Anderson gave the name “Lashanda Perry” when initially asked to identify herself. She had in her possession a glass pipe commonly used for smoking illegal drugs like meth or crack, a bag of methamphetamine, whose street name around Gallup is “G,” and marijuana, according to Noriega’s report. The drug-related items were hidden in Anderson’s bra area and out of Noriega’s sight. A female officer was called to the scene to assist in the arrest, the police report states. According to the report, Lopez was given a verbal warning for having no driver’s license and failing to stop at a stop sign. NEWS


DUELING DAUGHTER 6/4, Gallup GPD Of f icer Chavo Chischilly was dispatched to 810 Patton Drive, Apt. 26, early in the morning. The caller, Teryn Roan, did not wish to make contact with the officers, but asked them to check on her mother. The mother was intoxicated, but OK, and the officers left the scene. Roughly two hours later, Chischilly was dispatched to the same location and told that Roan, 20, had hit her mother. Chischilly noticed a cut and blood on the victim’s head. The victim claimed Roan grabbed a 20-ounce bottle of beer and threw it at her, before she chased Roan out. Roan was noticeably intoxicated; she claimed she did not throw the bottle. Roan was arrested and booked for aggravated battery of a household member.

CARNIVAL MISCONDUCT 6/4, Gallup Accord i ng to Ga llup

Police Depar tment Officer A nd r ew T h ayer ’s r e p or t , of f ic e r s a s s i g ne d t o t he F r a sier Ca r n iv a l a t 13 0 0 F ront age Rd. were waved dow n nea r t he nor t hea st- side t icket of f ice, where a ma n cla i med h i s daughter was touched by a drunk male. T he fema le — who r e p or t s t h a t t he s u s p e c t w rapped h is a r ms a rou nd her wa ist, pressed his crotch aga inst her a nd shook her — described and identified the suspect, who wa s wea r ing a cowboy hat and a black jacket. The suspect, Jack Gorman, showed signs of intoxication, denied the incident with the female, and became verbally and physically disorderly. Gorman, 58, was arrested on charges of criminal sexual contact.

BOOKED AND BOOK-LESS 5/29, Gallup Officers were dispatched to the Children’s Library, 200 W. Aztec Ave., in regards to a male suspect who had kicked the door to the library. GDP Officer

Matthew Gr a h a m fo u n d t h e suspect, identified as Brycean Weahkee, at Third Street and Coal Avenue. Weahkee, 49, had earlier called the police about an alleged stabbing at the American Bar. But, there was no stabbing. According to the witness who called the police, Weahkee walked across Second Street to the Library and attempted to open the library doors, which were locked. Weahkee shook and kicked the door, cracking the glass, then walked toward Coal. Weahkee was arrested on charges of criminal damage to property.

DOOR DESTROYER 5 / 2 9 , GALLUP Fredrick Begay wa s caught redha nded, or red-footed, k ick i ng dow n a ba sement door at

t he Redwood L od ge, 9 07 E. Hwy 66. The owner held Begay down until authorities arrived. According to GPD Officer Daniel Brown’s report, Begay told him that “his family had a beef with someone, and wanted to fight them.” But, instead, his family took off as soon as he broke down the door. Brown wrote in his report that the interior of his police unit sustained some damage, but Begay, 33, was charged with one count of criminal damage to property.

COWBOY ‘DOWN’ 5/28, GALLUP G P D Officer Ryan Blackgoat responded to a call to the Super 8 Motel, 1715 W. Hwy 66, in reference to a man being beaten, sans shirt, by three men. Blackgoat said the victim’s face was covered in blood and that he was spitting blood from his mouth. Motel employees pointed out the suspects, one of them being Armando Eddie. Accord ing to Blackgoat’s report, Eddie told him that “he was trying to get some beer with a ‘Cowboy guy’ and he did

Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Club holds doughnut surprise for GCHS faculty Staff Reports For the past two years, the

Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Club has recognized outstanding students each month at Gallup

Sunrise Kiwanis President Andrew Rodriguez mingles with GCHS teachers at the May 26 doughnut surprise event. Photo Credit: J.L. Taylor NEWS

Central High School. These students are chosen by the faculty of GCHS and are honored at the

monthly Sunrise-At-Sunset meeting of the Kiwanis Club. On May 26, K iwa n is

not get beer … he just pushed the ‘Cowboy guy’ down.” With that admission, plus being covered in the victim’s blood, Eddie, 32, was booked for aggravated battery.

BURGLARIES/ LARCENIES 6/4 - Navajo Shopping Center A man who had his horse trailer in pawn since 2014, had two saddles stolen out of it. MCSO Lt. James Maiorano noted that it appears that someone tampered with the trailer, so he took some photographs for evidence. The saddles are valued between $1,800-$3,000. 6/3 - Ramah - Timber Lake A trailer was broke into. Between the damage to the door and screen door and two storage buildings, along with the reported theft of a “Camp Chef” double burner stove, the owner estimates that he suffered $2,000 in losses. 5/31, Yahtahey - Navajo Injury Law Center T wo Hewle t t Pa ck a r d mon it or s a nd l a pt op s of unknown value were stolen. A window was broken, and t he t h ieve s helped t hemselves to some soda . T he scene was dusted for fingerprints. There are no suspects at this time. members provided a continental breakfast to the faculty of GCHS in appreciation of their excellent work.    The Gallup Sunrise Kiwanis Clubs meets each Tuesday mor n i ng, 7 a m, at Ea rl’s Restaurant. For more information, contact John Lewis Taylor at (505) 863-3770. 

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08. Fernando D. Billsie May, 29, 2:15 am DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r Douglas Hoffman saw a blue SU V back into a tree in the Shalimar parking lot in Gallup. When asked, the driver, Fernando Billsie, 27, said he had consumed “too much” alcohol, Hoffman noted in his report. Billsie failed or was too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests. He was arrested and blew both a .20 and .19 during the breath tests. Myron Carl Peters May 28, 1:38 am DWI, Aggravated W h e n M C S O D e p u t y Roxanne King noticed a vehicle u nable to stay in its driving lane on Hwy 491, she signaled for it to pull over. Officer Johnson Lee joined King at the scene and reported that the driver smelled strongly of alcohol, was slurring his speech, and had bloodshot, watery eyes. The driver, Myron Peters, 25, failed the field sobriety tests. He blew .20 during the breath

tests. Michael A. DeArmond May 25, 3:26 pm DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y N o c o n a C l a r k responded to a hit and run at Draco S t r e et a nd Sa nta Rita, a nd according to her report, the female victim stated that while parked, with a child in the car, she wa s h it by a gold veh icle with tinted windows. The offending gold Cadillac and two suspects were found by Deputy Garylle James at the Gamerco Trailhead, where Clark joined James and Deputy Jeffery Barnhurst. Both suspects, Michael DeArmond, 27, and Drew Lonetree, claimed the other was the driver, and both were arrested for DUI and hit-and-run. DeArmond failed the field sobriety tests and blew .21 and .22 during the breath tests. Melvin Holyan May 25, 9:30 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated W h i le o n p a t r ol , GPD Officer A r n o l d Noriega noticed a gold Ford t r a v e l ing toward Gamma Street. According to the report, when

Noriega turned on his lights to stop the vehicle, it slowly continued south before coming to a stop on Gamma. The right rear passenger exited the car and ran east. Noriega chased the suspect, Leon Perry — who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest — before taking him to the ground. Perry, 33, was arrested; he possessed ma r ijua na a nd methamphetamine. Pe r r y a le r t e d O f f ic e r Noriega to the driver of the car, Melvin Holyan, 43, who had bloodshot, watery eyes and the scent of alcohol upon him, according the report. Holyan failed the field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. Nathan D. Benally May 20, 3:32 am 3rd DWI G P D O f f i c e r C h a v o Chischilly noticed a car on Hwy 602 that fit the description of a vehicle that almost hit another car. The suspect driver, Nathan Benally, stopped on Arnold Circle. Benally, 37, had bloodshot and watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, according to the report. Chischilly noticed a clump of hair by Benally’s crotch and on his hat; however, the officer learned of no domestic reports. Benally failed the field sobriety tests and was arrested for his third DWI. He refused the breath test.

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Travis Lee Cohoe May 19, 12:10 am DWI, Aggravated G D P Sergeant C i n d y R om a ncit o was dispatched to south S e c o n d Street in reference to a car accident with injuries. Officer Joe Roanhorse located the injured male walking by Park Ave. and Second Street. Romancito noticed two vehicles parked in the drive of the Sports Page. Officer Norman Bowman made contact with the offending driver, Travis Cohoe, 47, who was intoxicated, according to the report. Cohoe refused field sobriety because, he said, he’s diabetic. Cohoe was taken to the hospital, given a blood draw and his medication. Kanan Clark May 18, 9:55 pm DWI G P D Officer Chaz Troncoso was dispatched to north Ninth a n d We s t Wilson in reference to a crash with injuries. A Nissan Versa had heavy front damage and a Chevrolet Silverado had damage on its left side. T he fem a le d r iver of the Silverado claimed the Versa crossed into her lane and struck her; two Native American males exited the offending vehicle. The victim spoke to the driver, who, she reported, smelled of alcohol; the driver was transported to the hospital. Troncoso found a glass pipe and empty alcohol

containers in the suspect car. At the hospital, Kanan Clark, 22, wore a neck brace and admitted to driving the Versa. Troncoso obser ved Clark to be intoxicated. Blood tests were taken. Neil L. Paquin May 16, 10:41 pm DWI G P D O f f i c e r Douglas Hoffman was alerted to a red pick up with tinted windows, driven by a possible drunk driver. Hoffman located the vehicle driving west on Hwy 66, before turning south onto 8th St. It ran a red light and failed to pull over immediately. Hoffman reported noticing the smell of alcohol and bloodshot eyes on the driver, Neil L. Paquin, 50, who did not have registration or insurance. Paquin failed the field sobriety tests and blew .14 and .13 during the breath tests. Miguel Mejia-Roldan May 9, 10:43 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D O f f i c e r Timothy Hughte was d i s pa t ched to the Muñoz Overpass a r e a for a crash involving injuries. Two vehicles blocked traffic in the right lane, and several people stood around. Miguel MejiaRoldan sat in a black Pontiac G6; the airbag had deployed. Hughte smelled alcohol on Mejia-Roldan, 44, and saw an open container in the console. Mejia-Roldan failed the field sobriety tests and blew a .26 and .25 during the breath tests.

“There are some people within the district who don’t like me for whatever reason,” Mitchell said. “The bottom line is we all work to get the job done and try to get it right.” Johnson denied Mitchell’s

claims. “As a result of serving a first term, and this is my second campaign … campaigns do get ugly … I haven’t participated in any ugly campaigning and I don’t know a Melvin Charlie,” she said. In addition, Johnson said t hat M itchel l’s ca mpa ig n attempted to smear her name in a radio advertisement. “It was very disheartening and ugly to hear a radio ad that was completely untrue,” she said. “I am pleased with my re-election and now want to focus on the work ahead of me. It’s now time to move forward.”

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Facebook meet-up leads to alleged rape By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor


teenage girl became t he v ict i m of a n alleged sexual a ssault when she reportedly met up with Clayton Russell after chatting with him for about two months on the popular social media site Facebook. According to a criminal complaint, filed in Magistrate Court June 6 by McKinley County Sheriff’s Department Det. Anthony Ashley, Russell, 20, allegedly raped the teen

after an early morning of partying near McGaffey Lake. The complaint states that the teen girl, “R.Y.”, said during an interview with police that Russell sent her a message,

so she snuck out of her house at 1 am on May 30 to meet up with him. She said he was driving a gray, older van and had a friend with him who went by the name Adrian – whose full name is Adrian Thompson. R.Y. said the trio stopped at Gilbert Ortega’s, where Russell fueled up. From there, they headed to McDonald’s, where they met up with another man who R.Y. recalled went by the name of Chance, but who was actually Cain Thomas. He was in another car with an unidentified woman. The group then headed to

DISRTICT 3 | FROM PAGE 4 and Gallup-McKinley Schools administrator, was the subject of a January 2016 lawsuit filed by a former campaign manager who alleged that $26,000 was never paid to him by Johnson. “It wa s a clo s e r a ce,” Mitchell, a local pet-grooming business owner, who is a lso v ice president of the Ga l lu p - McK i n ley C ou nt y School Board, said. “We’ll see what happens when the certification is completed. I don’t consider the results final until the certification is done.” George Mu ñoz of New Mex ico Senate Distr ict 4 reta ined his seat with a n easy victory over challengers Felisha Adams of Iyanbito a n d Jo r d o n Jo h n s o n o f Vander wagen. Muñoz won with about 62 percent of the vote. “It’s having trust in the people,” Muñoz said. “I’m pleased with the win.” Still outstanding in the District 4 Senate race is a determination by the attorney generals of McKinley, Cibola, and San Juan counties on the outcome of an investigation initiated by Muñoz about faulty signatures on a petition form of Adams. The District 4 race took several negative turns, including a charge of racism by Adams against Muñoz for not attending a political forum in Thoreau. Adams is Native American, and Muñoz, the son of a former Gallup mayor, is Hispanic. I ncu mbent McK i n ley Cou nt y Dist r ict At tor ney NEWS

McGaffey. Russell reportedly asked R.Y. if she wanted some beer or pot, which she refused. When Thompson passed out, Russell made his move and was allegedly greeted by multiple “no’s” before forcing himself on the unwilling teen. W he n i nt er v iewe d by Ashley, Russell admitted to engaging in some heavy foreplay with R.Y., but denied they had intercourse. From there, Ashley explained the DNA process. It was at that point that Russell said that he had consensual intercourse with the girl.

However, his story crumbled when Ashley reportedly asked Russell if R.Y. asked him to “stop” at any point during the encounter. He replied, and said that he stopped when R.Y. said, “stop,” for the third time. Russell faces one count of criminal sexual penetration in the second degree, and one count of criminal sexual contact of a minor in the fourth degree. He’s currently being deta ined at the McK inley C ou nt y Adu lt D e t e nt io n Center on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

“I a m ju st so happy,” Todacheene, a University of New Mexico graduate, said. “It’s now time to get to work.”

advance to the general election in November. He said a final vote count for Ben-King would be available Friday after the certification. Palochak said there are 322 “declined to state” ballots that could reconfigure the final vote tallies of various candidates. Each of the primary winners is a democrat, except Bennet who is a republican. The general election is Nov. 8. US Representative Ben Ray Luján, the son of the late New Mexico Speaker of the House Ben Luján, D-Nambe, will face Republican challenger Michael Romero in the general election. P re sident i a l hopef u l s, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, readily beat out their opponents. Both are on track to secure their party’s nomination for President of the United States.

CERTIFICATION JUNE 10; BENKING ADVANCES TO GENERAL ELECTION D. Wonda Johnson, who won the District 5 House seat, waits for election results. Photo Credit: NativeStars Karl Gillson beat Bernadine Martin with 53 percent of the vote for the 11th District post. Martin ran a stinging campaign suggesting Gillson’s office was soft on prosecuting crime. I n S en at e Di st r ic t 22 , incu mbent Ben ny Shendo beat former District 5 State R e pr e s e nt a t i v e a nd fo rmer P ubl ic Reg u lation Commission staff assistant Sandra Jeff with 57 percent of the vote. Jeff started the race with a disqualified designation, but got back on the ballot and quickly made up ground with some strong campaigning. Incu mbents Patr icia Lundstrom of Gallup, Eliseo Alcon of Milan, and John Pinto of Tohatchi — all democrats — won their respective seats. Each was unopposed in the primary and head solo into the general election. “I am very thankful to the voters,” Lundstrom said. Pinto, 91, is a former Navajo Code Talker and was first elected to the New Mexico Senate in 1977. He is the longest serving legislator in the history of New Mexico.


For mer Nava jo Nation President Ben Shelly, listed on the ballot as “Bennie Shelly” due to a ballot-name snafu, lost to political newcomer Harry Garcia of Grants in the House of Representatives District 69 seat. That seat became available when W. Ken Martinez — also of Grants, and an attorney and former Speaker of the House of Representatives — retired. Garcia is a US Marine Corps veteran who fought in the Vietnam War. Part of Garcia’s political platform included job creation.

SAN JUAN COUNTY GloJean Todacheene of Shiprock beat incu mbent Sharon Clahchischilliage of Kirtland by a vote margin of less than 300. Todacheene is a retired teacher from Shiprock. Clahchischilliage is an Ivy League-educated Republican and one of a small number of conservatives to serve the state legislature. Both Todacheene and Clahchischilliage are Navajo and possess graduate degrees from major research universities.

McKinley County Bureau of Elections Director Rick Palochak said there will be an election certification on June 10. He said the certification process could take a number of days. “This isn’t a one-day thing,” Palochak said. “There’s still quite a bit of work to be done.” P a lo c h a k a d d e d t h a t Marcela Ben-King, a write-in ca ndidate cha llenging Republican incumbent Lindy Bennett for the District Judge Division 5 seat got more than the required 315 votes to



Gallup native, mariachi master Antonio Reynas and special guests perform at El Morro Photos by NativeStars

Trio America De Albuquerque performed at the June 4 Antonio Reyna concert: ‘Mis Primeros 20 Años.’ The Antonio Reyna concert featured performances by Mariachi Raices De America from Texas.

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On June 4, Antonio Reyna performed to a captive audience at the El Morro Theatre in Downtown Gallup.

Obamas to visit Carlsbad Caverns By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


resident Barack Oba ma w ill travel back to New Mexico for the first time in years. He will be bringing his family along, according to the White House. Obama will travel next weekend to Carlsbad Caverns to celebrate the 100 th anniversary of the National Parks Service. On Facebook Thursday afternoon [June 9], the White House announced the travel


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national heritage we’re working to preserve.” The trip is scheduled for June 17-19. It is not clear if he w ill travel to Yosem ite or Ca rlsbad Caver ns f irst, and which family members t he pr e s ide nt w i l l t r avel with. NM Political Report has embedded t he Fa cebook video  [at nmpoliticalreport. com]. “The National Parks service turns 100 in August but




n a crowded field, political candidates stand out on street corners — and practically in your yard — with catchy campaign signs. And in a city where people get a little hot under the collar when someone steals a campaign sign from a given spot, it’s not always simply theft. Rather, it could be somebody playing silly mind games. Candidates running for office put up signs all around

Sign Language town — some of the signs survive through the June 7

primary and up until election day in November; some get

blown away by the elements; and some are likely knocked down by people with nothing better to do. Strangely, most candidates

Campaign signs often influence the minds of voters, and Gallup saw no shortage of them over the past few months. Photo Credit: NativeStars


running for office this time around chose not to put up signs throughout downtown Gallup. “We [the city] do enforce the placement if it blocks a safety view of an intersection,” City Attorney George Kozeliski said in a phone interview. “But that’s it. I would assume that the reason they aren’t put on public property is that there aren’t too many vacant lots downtown to put one on.” Some campaign signs still dot blocks around the city and



Mercury enters Gemini on June 12. Decisions will be made quickly this week, and they’ll be well thought out. This is the time to pick up new projects, gain knowledge, and set a new path for yourself. Madame G suggests turning on the theme from Rocky, “Gonna Fly Now,” and start training for your future.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’ve got some rest and fun time coming up! Good for you. But, don’t forget to use your time wisely. It’s time to get the education and training you need. This will get you to the next level. Stop procrastinating and invest in yourself. You’re worth it. Even if you’re tired or sad, push through. Celebrate your small successes. You’ve got this!

Dabbling is fun, but consider becoming a master of your trade. There’s always new education you can use to enhance what you already know. You don’t have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars; simply buy a book or visit YouTube. If you can afford it, consider attending a seminar or workshop. Go wild! Do it in an exotic location. If you can’t afford it now, begin planning to get there next year.

This is the time to shine. Your beauty and grace are wondrous, but your humanity is your most beautiful asset. Help others. There is something likable in every person you meet. Do you have an annoying co-worker? Find something you can admire in them and focus on that. Work with everyone, and watch your happiness grow.

Don’t get stuck in a rut. Allow yourself to practice self-care. This means more than manicures, massages, and fancy new things (although they help). You must protect your emotional state. You must develop your mind. You must learn to live with love and passion. If you push your loved ones away for too long, they may not be there when you’re ready for them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Goals are driving you forward. But, you can’t change everything. Focus on what you want. Push yourself towards your purpose and you’ll gain more than you ever imagined. The time to achieve your dreams is now, not tomorrow, not yesterday, today. You deserve to live the life you’ve always wanted. Dream big!

Hone your skills. Head back to the basics. You’ve been pushing too hard and too fast. Slow down and re-evaluate. Focus your attention on what you can change today, no matter how small. Imagine that every action you take is leading you toward excellence. Become a master of your skills and talents. Then take the world by storm.

Breathe deep and enjoy the day. It’s beautiful. Take the dog for a walk and read a delicious book. You should enjoy all that you have and more. Feel the great abundance that you have around you. Practice gratitude. Your life is beautiful. It’s a powerful world and you’re part of it. Live it!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Take the kids for a walk and bring the dog. You need to enjoy these beautiful days. You’ll never get them back or take pleasure from staying stuck in an office, or a negative state of mind. These are the days of your life. These are the days of the people you love. We’re here to connect with each other not stress over unpaid bills. Live now and smile!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The Sun is in your sign this month, and your communicating like mad. It may all be in your head and potentially leading to madness, but you’re communicating. People need your wisdom and carefully laid plans. Do humanity a favor—write your thoughts down in a journal, e-book, blog, or a street sign. We haven’t developed telepathy yet, so use the tools you have. OPINIONS

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Learn a new skill and push yourself out of your comfort zone. If you’re stuck in your job, the only person to blame is yourself. Start training for a new profession. If you can’t afford to quit now, start planning your next move. Don’t take the easy way out. Be brave! Remember that fortune favors the bold. Find a mentor in a job, career, or lifestyle you admire, and put your energy toward it. You’ll be amazed by what you accomplish.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You need to take action now. Learn the skills, buy the book, and learn the language. Take a free personality evaluation test online and allow it to help you discover your path. Don’t wait for the world to accommodate you — it won’t. It’s up to you to live the life you want. Be who you’re meant to be. And do it now!

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your joy is joy for others. You may not know where you’re headed yet, but you may still live a life of purpose. Seek and you shall find. Look for the answers you need and do your best. Don’t take your family for granted. Reconnect when possible. They might resist. Show love for your wife or husband. Kiss them deeply and do something that allows them to relax without having to ask for it. Enjoy!

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ROLL CALL | FROM PAGE 13 county, and even though Gallup has its own logo, not too many of this season’s campaign signs carried it. One rather catchy sign was displayed by McKinley County Commission District 3 candidate Johnny Greene, Jr. Greene is a retired fire chief who enjoyed a two-decade city career. He is also a skilled graphic artist who owns his own design shop in Gallup. Greene’s campaign signs bore the color, well, green — an apparent attempt to capture interest and votes. Sadly, the color scheme didn’t work out too well for Greene, who lost the District 3 contest to Bill Lee. Felisha Adams, who ran as a candidate for the District 4

OBAMA | FROM PAGE 12 President Obama plans to celebrate early,” text on the video says at the beginning. “Next week he’s taking the First Family on a trip to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite National Park.”

New Mexico Senate, recently reported that one of her campaign signs was “missing.” “I went to check on it and it wasn’t there,” Adams said in a phone interview last week. “Who knows where it could have gone?” No doubt, area candidates in a crowded field for political seats — from county commission to district attorney to state legislative seats — want to stand out, and signs are a way of doing just that. Yet no one had a sign this time with the Gallup logo on it! Are we waiting till the Nov. 8 general election for someone to come out of the blue and hit us with a really, really colorful sign? While there are good sign designs and bad ones, in the long run, signs are signs, and

their main goal is visibility and to display what office a candidate is seeking. Distr ict 5 House of Representative ca nd idate Kevin Mitchell lost his District 5 House of Representatives seat. His signs were printed in maroon and yellow, which are the school colors of Tohatchi High, where Mitchell attended high school. Incumbent District 4 Senate winner George Muñoz topped the sign-appeal category when he had a Muñoz advertisement wrapped around bottles of water that were served at a political forum prior to the June 7 primary. When is the last time anybody’s seen something like that? The bottom line is, both the quantity and the quality of campaign signs influence votes.

The video goes on to show other trips Obama made to National Parks throughout the country in his two terms in office. The video also mentions that he “conserved more land and water than any other president in history.” The video then lists the

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Clinton gets another NM superdelegate By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


e mo c r a t ic P a r t y of New Mex ico Cha ir woma n Deb Haaland announced in a conference call with the press that she will cast her delegate vote for Hillary Clinton next month in Philadelphia. She also outlined legislative races she felt the Democrats could win in November. Haaland cited the results of New Mexico’s primary, where Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders Tuesday. “Secretary Clinton leads in both votes and in pledged delegates across the country and New Mexico further confirms that she has won the confidence of the majority of voters,” Haaland told reporters. Delegates will formally choose a Democratic nominee at the Democratic National Convention. Ha a la nd sa id she ha s already [spoken] to several organizers for Sanders and will keep her door open to them. “I will make sure that I keep the conversation going and make sure that they are welcome to participate in making history here in New Mexico,” she said. Haaland said she also personally spoke to Sanders and Clinton in the lead-up to the primary. So far, no superdelegate has backed Sanders. Haaland is at least the ninth superdelegate from the state to support Clinton. All five members of the cong re s siona l  delegat ion announced their endorsement of Clinton earlier in the cycle. Democratic National Committee members Raymond Sanchez and Joni Gutierrez h ave ex pr e s s e d s upp or t for  Clinton in the past, as has former DNC Chair Fred Harris. DPNM v ice - cha ir Jua n Sanchez has not publicly said [whom] he will support. Haaland said it was not her place to say if Sanders should exit the race, saying, “Only he can answer that question.”

CONTROL OF HOUSE, SENATE Haaland listed some races she said Democrats would win in November, taking seats from Republicans and taking back control of the House after two years of a Republican majority while keeping control of the Senate. In other words, Haaland says the Democrats will be on the offense in many districts. She mentioned House District 4 where Glojean Todacheene takes on two-term incumbent Sharon Clahchaschilliage as one seat where Democrats hoped to gain. “We’ll work very diligently to get that seat,” she said. “It’s a Democratic seat.” She also mentioned House District 7 held by Rep. Kelly Fajardo. Fajardo faces Arturo Fierro in the general election. “There are more Democrats i n Va lencia Cou nt y t ha n Republicans,” she said. She also said she thought that Sarah Maestas Barnes was vulnerable to House District 15. Maestas Barnes faces Ane Romero in the general election. On the Senate side, [Haaland] listed off  Senate Di st r ict 36  where Jef f Steinborn will face incumbent Lee Cotter,  Senate District 10, whe r e D a v id S i mo n faces  Candace Ruth Gold, Senate District 23, where Joy Garrett faces Sander Rue and Senate District 39, where Liz Stefanics will take on incumbent Ted Barela. “Let’s face it, New Mexico is a Democratic state. For some reason a lot of these districts have gone the other way.” Correction: Fred Harris also has supported Clinton. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com OPINIONS


By Dee “JC” Velasco Sun Correspondent


ew Mexico definitely gets its fare share of rocking concerts, and this reporter was privileged to see one of those recently. The Scorpions & Q ueen sr ÿche Tou r m a de its way down to the Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque on May 25, and I got to sit down and chat with Queensrÿche g u it a r i st M icha el Wi lton (born Feb. 23, 1962), otherwise known as the “The Whip” for the speed of his fingers on the fretboard. Wilton, an American guitarist, co-founded Queensrÿche in 1982. JC: Michael, how is it going brother? How has the tour been? Michael: It’s going great! It’s a great pairing of bands; we’ve kinda built this relationship with the Scorpions. It’s a good diversity of music, and everybody loves the show. I tell you, the fans are so loud, they were singing the songs — just a very active and great crowd. JC: Right on. Now on this tour, you guys are definitely pushing the new album? Michael: Yeah, the new album Condition Human — it’s the Condition Human 2016 Tour. We’re busy, we’re going all over the world ... a busy band this year. JC: Cool, what’s the feel for the new album with the crowd? Michael: They love it! They wanna hear more music! How ’bout that! JC: Well cool, yesterday you guys were in a different place and you look refreshed like it’s not doing anything to you, just having fun. Michael: Yeah you know it’s rough … I’ve been doing this for 35 years. But you know, I just take it in stride, I’m a seasoned veteran, road-dog at heart and ahh … I love what I do. I try to take care of myself … keep in shape mentally and physically. COMMUNITY

Guitarist Michael Wilton, aka The Whip for his super-fast fretwork, visited New Mexico on Queensrÿche’s Condition Human 2016 Tour. Photo Credit: Dee ‘JC’ Velasco JC: Does it amaze you that you guys are still cranking this long? Michael: Yeah, I mean, it’s great to be out here and seeing all the people that have supported Queensrÿche l ike from t he EP [ea rl ier past]. Now this next phase, Queensrÿche is bringing in new fans, younger fans that are checking out the band. We’re still making records; we still have record deals; we’re still touring. JC: How long do you guys still have left on the tour? Michael: We’re booked through I think December 16. In January, we start working on the next album. JC: That’s cool that you guys are continually working, do you guys say, “Hey, this works or doesn’t work?”

M ich ael: We ta ke the strengths and collaboration,

everything gets worked on, everything gets built, whether it’s a full song or a guitar riff or a vocal melody. You know we work together as a band and we build it and see where it ends up. But everyone is giving their 100 percent in the writing process. It’s not about outside writers or one guy writing tunes, everybody has the opportunity to write and to just see what everybody’s input does to a song — it’s fun, it’s exciting. JC: How does your family handle it? Michael: Fortunately, the family supports what I do, and when I am home, it’s quality time. You go from performer mode to civilian mode, and sometimes it’s difficult to do that, especially when you first get home. It puts you straight and makes you a real person again (laughs). JC: Now, aside the band Queensrÿche, do you have side projects that wherein collaborate with other artists as well? Michael: You know, I have, but now that Queensrÿche is firing on all cylinders, things are happening again, all these opportunities for Queensrÿche, I’m pretty much focused on Queensrÿche right now. As far as my other projects, I have a beer called Whip Ale, which I brew in Seattle at a brewery

and I sell it there and online. JC: So when you’re just kicking back and hanging out, what do you like to do that you don’t get to do much of when you’re on tour? Michael: I like to golf. JC: Really? Michael: Yeah it clears my mind. JC: Okay, on your iPod, what music do you listen to? Michael: I usually put it on shuffle, I have a bunch of different music and sometimes I just don’t even listen to music, I just need a break from it. Sometimes, I’ll go back and listen to our earlier albums. Just feeling nostalgic — man I was so young back then (laughing). There’s a lot of bands I like listening to: Tool, Mastedon, S ou nd Ga r de n , A l ice I n Chains, Rush. I try to keep it refreshing as much as I can, when you get stale, when you get in a rut, you gotta get out of it somehow. JC: Well Michael, I appreciate this very much and much success on your guys’ tour, and hope you go another 30, 40 years, man, you guys definitely are set. Michael: We’re thankful that the fans definitely want to hear us — we’re here for the long haul definitely.

Queensrÿche and the Scorpions stopped at Albuquerque’s Isleta Amphitheater on May 25 during their Condition Human 2016 Tour. Photo Credit: Queensrÿche Gallup Sun • Friday June 10, 2016


Congratulations to Rehoboth Christian School class of 2016! Photos by NativeStars

Matthew Begay, salutatorian, smiles on graduation day.

From left: 2016 RCS Graduates LeahRae Francisco, Jordania J. Livingston, Talia M. Bowman, Randolph Alonzo, and Jessica M. De Sanctis.

This year’s RCS valedictorian was Glenn Ratmeyer.

A big congratulations to Rachel Sara Tso Whitehead, Keiyana Shenay Tullie Denetdale, Afton Alice Murphy, RCS class of 2016.


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‘Warcraft’ is a baffling, but beautiful fantasy By Glenn Kay For the Sun



el l, a t le a s t it isn’t a sequel. In a summer full of fol low-ups, t he latest Hollywood blockbuster takes a different route and instead adapts a fantasy video game for the big screen... and it may be as close as we get to an original popcorn flick this year. If you like the game, you’ll probably enjoy this elaborate, effects-filled epic. However, if Warcraft is completely new to you, then you might want to bring a game savvy translator along. Set in a fantasy realm, this tale attempts to explain how humankind went to war with a large breed of otherworldly warriors called Orcs. Led by a tyrannical ruler, the Orcs travel from their dying planet through a portal and into the human world. Of course, they intend to rule over the land and use up its resources. Meanwhile, the King, a noble warrior, a Wizard, as well as his younger apprentice do their best to save their people. Loyalties and motives that further complicate the struggles of all parties are eventually revealed. In truth, this is a very simplified summation of events. There are a good dozen characters with elaborate back stories and viewers are dropped right in the middle of the fracas without a compass. Naturally, parties familiar with the game will have little trouble understanding the circumstances and who’s who. But for those unfamiliar, the feature is a jumble early on. There are numerous references to Guilds, Guardians, Demons, and the Fel with a mere line or two that don’t provide a clear idea of what any of these groups and forces are. Even the nature of the magic and powers being used isn’t explained and leaves several questions. Instead of becoming engaged in the story, new viewers will be playing catch up with what the terminology means and who these characters are for the first 30 minutes. It’s clear that there was COMMUNITY

Now playing in Gallup, ‘Warcraft’ — which focuses on the invading Orcs — may be confusing to those unfamiliar with the game. Photo Credit: Universal Studios definitely some behind-thescenes tinkering with the first act. There are many strange and fast dissolves at the end of dialogue exchanges to new scenes and characters. One can be certain that there is more set-up and explanation sitting on the cutting-room floor. In some respects, the choppiness made me appreciate The Lord of the Rings even more, for introducing its world through the relatable eyes of a meek adventurer who feels as outof-place on his journey as the viewers. The good news is that despite the lack of an entry point, patient newcomers eventually will come to a better understanding of certain elements. Strangely enough,

the most attention is paid to the invading Orcs. In fact, they are the more developed and complex characters, struggling with a leader they don’t like and trying to change the outcome of a conflict despite their naturally combative nature. The human beings are given short shrift by comparison and come off a bit silly in their fancy kingdom dress (although to be fair, that is typical for the genre). At least the heroes and wizards each get a couple of lines and moments later on in the film to make an impression. And on a technical level, the movie is nothing less than an eye-catching spectacle. The camera sweeps through the environments and even offers some incredible angles

and moves that really pop out in 3-D. Even a library and numerous bookshelves curving and reaching out of the screen impresses. As for the action, it’s extremely well handled. The battle scenes are excitingly rendered and edited in a clear and concise manner. It’s a beautiful looking movie. Another unexpected positive is that the story takes a few unforeseen turns and twists (at least to those unfamiliar with the game) toward the end. The fates of a couple of the characters are a bit of a surprise when revealed, adding some suspense to the climax. Yet again, the intent here is to create a franchise, so there aren’t any concrete resolutions for

those involved. This is a borderline call. One can see those familiar with the game itself enjoying Warcraft, and I would recommend it to them. I only wish it were more inclusive for newcomers. The first act is confounding and immediately threatens to turn viewers against it. Should this movie prove to be a success at the box office and a sequel ordered, I have some suggestions for the filmmakers. Next time, slow down a bit and ease us into this impressive world. A few minutes here or there developing the characters and their motivations more thoroughly from the outset will help everyone’s cause tremendously. 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com



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‘The Conjuring 2’ is a goofy, unexceptional supernatural flick By Glenn Kay For the Sun



orror films involving ghosts are a tricky proposition. So often, these types of film can’t do much more than rattle dishes for an hour or so before eventually exorcising the spirits to the beyond. This week sees the release of a sequel to a movie that managed to succeed, despite genre conventions, and create some unsettling moments. The Conjuring 2 does possess a couple of chills and will provide a decent enough night of jolts for horror fans, yet by comparison it’s a hit-and-miss affair. Honestly, the movie never quite matches the eerie mood and tone that the original effortlessly generated. The movie spends a sign i f ic a nt a mou nt of t i me reintroducing paranor mal investigators Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) and her husband, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson). The two are asked by the Catholic Church to investigate claims made by a terrified and frustrated family

Lorraine Warren plays Vera Farminga, a paranormal investigator, in ‘The Conjuring 2,’ which opens June 10 in Gallup. The follow-up to ‘The Conjuring’ never quite chills to the bone, but the website sure does. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. in London. Peggy Hodgson (Francis O’Connor), the matriarch of the tormented clan, is

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specifically targeted by a poltergeist. The Warrens arrive to investigate their row-housing unit (one that would fail any safety inspection, even back in the ’70s) for the ghost. The cast is above average, despite having very silly material to work with. While they are forced to deliver a couple of groaners relating to doe-eyed declarations of love, they sell it as well as can be expected. And in spite of the familiarity of the set up, director James Wan (Saw, Insidious, the first Conjuring) knows his way around a fright film. There are some effective jump scares. In particular, those involving figures slowly appearing from the shadows. He’s also got a scary supporting spirit in the whitefaced Demonic Nun, a creation that looks disturbing every time it appears out of the blue. There are also some nice ca mera moves, i nclud i ng impressive long takes in which

the camera floats around the house through windows and doors, as well as following the characters into various dangerous environments. But while it’s scary, the movie also possesses a stronger sense of humor than expected. This results in a couple of amusing moments of levity. One tense scene in the darkness climaxes with the audience staring at a photo of David Soul; another reference to the relative ease of early video-camera use earns a good laugh. Still, the follow-up is not without several problems. Pacing is a big issue this time around. Despite being a very simple ghost story, the running time is so long that it trumps films like The Exorcist. The movie is too slow-moving and doesn’t set up the initial threat quickly enough. In fact, it’s an exceptional amount of time before the Warrens are even sent to London. Frankly, 15 minutes of minor, repetitive scares in the first and middle acts should have been done away with. Additionally, the initial spirit is seen very early in the film and it doesn’t have a threatening presence (unless you find geriatrics who like to watch Queen Elizabeth parade around on TV terrifying). This significantly diminishes the tension. And while camerawork is impressive, it carries a glossy slickness and polish that also takes some of the edge off. Finally, one can’t be too hard on what is essentially a goofy supernatural f lick, but there are some nonsensical elements. The row-housing location of the haunting also mutes the fear factor. It appears especially strange that despite all of the loud events occurring, most of the neighbors seem completely uninterested or unbothered by what’s going on. A s mentioned, T h e Conjuring 2 certainly provides the odd jolt here and there and is a passable, if unexceptional follow-up. However, plumbing issues aside, the big frights found in this house never quite chill to the bone. COMMUNITY

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 10, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


ow! It’s a very busy week with some big releases coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. A wide variety of genres are represented — it appears as if there’s something for just about every taste. 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! 13 Hour s: T h e Se c ret S o l d i e r s of B e n g h a z i Michael Bay (Transformers, Armageddon) has dramatized an actual event in his latest action f ilm. The story follows the security tea m who endured s ever a l attacks on a US compound in Libya in 2012. Reaction to the finished product was polarized. Those with a taste for Bay’s chaotic action films admired the fight sequences, while others found it to be a confusing, underdeveloped mess that lacked character development and anything noteworthy to say over its two-and-half-hour running time. It stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, and Pablo Schreiber. The Abandoned - In this independent horror pictu re, a woman with psychological problems unwisely takes on a night secur it y g u a r d job at an abandoned apartment complex. It isn’t long before real and imagined monsters begin to manifest themselves in the shadowy corridors. Reviews for this scare flick were split. Some felt the story was a too generic and predictable to recommend, yet several found the mood and atmosphere strong enough to earn it a pass. The cast includes Louisa Krause, Jason Patric, and Mark Margolis. Anomalisa - Alienation is a theme of this very eccentric, COMMUNITY

O s c a r nominated, stop-motion animated film from C h a r l i e Kaufman (Being John Ma l k ov i ch, Adaptation). Viewers will experience a mundane business trip through the eyes and ears of a man with severe issues that make everything around him sound like the same person. While a select few couldn’t get on the wavelength of this dark and grim film, the majority of critics found it eerie, fascinating, and strangely compelling. David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Thomas Noonan provide voices. Ev e r y T hing Will Be Fine T he l a t e s t arthouse i nd ie f rom acclaimed G e r m a n director Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club, The Salt of the Earth) involves a novelist who gets into an argument with his girlfriend. After driving off, he hits and kills a small child. This drama deals with the traumatic aftermath. There were more negative notices than positive ones. While the majority was impressed with the photography, many had issues with the pokey pacing and tone. Strangely enough, it was originally shot in 3D, so the 2D disc may mute the impact of the cinematography on the small screen. It features James Franco, Charlotte Ga i n sbou rg, Ma r ie - Josee Croze, Peter Stormare, and Rachel McAdams. H a i l , Caesar! This period c o m e d y i nvolve s a Hol ly wo o d mogul who is challenged with fixing a v a r ie t y of issues on the studio’s latest epic, not the least of which is the sudden disappearance of the film’s star. The majority of press members enjoyed it, although several felt it didn’t quite reach the heights of previous titles from filmmakers

Joel and Ethan Coen (Raising Arizona; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; No Country for Old Men). In the end, they wrote that it still provided enough amusing moments to recommend overall. The feature stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Frances McDormand, Channing Tatum, S c a rlet t Joh a n s son, a nd (recently cast by Disney as Han Solo) Alden Ehrenreich. Kill Your Friends Set in 1997, t h i s bl a ck c o m e d y from Britain satirizes t h e mu s i c industry. It focuses on a talent scout who uses every means at his disposal to find the next Britpop sensation (the equivalent of Blur or Oasis). Reviews weren’t particularly strong, although there were a few who enjoyed the performances and attempts to depict the nasty undercurrent of the recording business. It seems that the rest found the characters so pungent they couldn’t get invested in their trials. The cast includes Nicholas Hoult, Craig Roberts, James Corden, and Rosanna Arquette. Mr. Right - A qu i rk y lady who has just endured a devastating breakup rebounds with an even stranger relationship after she begins seeing a professional assassin. When his employer sets out to eliminate the hit man, the new woman in his life does what she can to protect him. Critics weren’t ecstatic about this tale. While most felt that the talented cast generated some funny moments out of nothing, the majority wrote that it was a bit of a scattershot jumble that missed its target more often than it hit the bull’s-eye. Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, Sam Rockwell, and Anson Mount headline the film. Touched With Fire - This d ra ma tells of a budd i ng romance between two poets suffering from bi-polar disorder. Un for t u nately, t he new relationship also pushes

the pair to manic extremes in t hei r work and personal lives. There were more positive notices tha n negative ones for this feature. W h i le ma ny bel ieved t he script could have lessened the melodrama and done a bit more to deal with its subject directly, most found it to be an honest and heartfelt effort. It stars Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, and Griffin Dunne. A War K n ow n a s Krigen in its homela nd, this effective drama from Denmark e a r ne d a n Academy A w a r d nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It follows the hardships of a Danish commander stationed in a dangerous Afghan province, as well as the trying situation for his family back home. Reviews were exceptional. They praised the movie for its focused, low-key approach and suggested it builds a palpable sense of tension before delivering a powerful climax. Pilou Asbaek, Soren Malling, Tuva Novotny, and Charlotte Munck lead the cast.

Zootopia - One of the biggest hits of the year thus far was this animated effort from Disney. It’s set in a city of animals and follows a cop and con artist who team to stop a conspiracy. Almost every critic was over the moon about the film, calling it a smart effort with important undertones — many have guaranteed this will get an Oscar nom for Best Animated Film next year. Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bon n ie Hu nt , Don L a ke, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk and Shakira provide the character voices.


This title has been released on Blu-ray before, but never this version. Paramount is finally putting out the sci-fi favorite Star Trek II: T h e Wrath of Kahn (Director’s Cut) (1982). For t ho se u n fa m i l i a r with the original series, this one is still the best of them all. It has everything, including solid action, a great scenery-chewing villain, some amusingly theatrical Shatner line deliveries and, surprisingly enough, a lot of heart. The plot involves the crew facing off against an old adversary who is out for revenge. Of course, there’s a whole lot more to it, as many of the characters come to grips with their mortality. This release also includes the Theatrical Cut, although the Director’s Cut is the superior version. It also comes with all previously released extras, including multiple commentaries and production featurettes and publicity materials. There’s even a brand-new 30 -minute documentary called, The Genesis Effect: Engineering the Wrath of Kahn. M i l l Creek is putting out a Blu-ray of the eccentric k id’s f lick, T h e 5,0 0 0 Finge rs of Dr. T (1953). This marked the first big-screen foray of children’s author Dr. Suess, who created and co-wrote this feature. The tale follows a young boy who hates his piano lessons and imagines himself trapped in surreal prison by his instructor. While the film encountered many production problems, reshoots (apparently the first version of the movie was deemed too dark by the studio), as well as negative critical and box-office reaction, it has now become a cult film. There aren’t any extras, but it’s an inexpensive disc


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SPORTS 360 Legendary basketball coach Mendoza hired at Chinle High School WILDCATS WON FOUR GAMES LAST YEAR

“I was driving almost 90 minutes each way,” Mendoza said of his commute. “[Chinle] offered housing, so that was a reason why I decided to jump ship.” Housing at Chinle and time saved without a long commute will allow Mendoza to take on the added responsibility of coaching both varsity and junior varsity squads. Shaun Ma r tin, athletic d i rec t or a t Ch i n le, s a id Mendoza was formally hired May 11. He said factors like parent feedback, the team’s overall win-and-loss record last year, and the lack of progress made by the basketball team lead to Award-winning basketball coach Raul Mendoza will coach the CHS Wildcats. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arizona Journal By Bernie Dotson


HINLE, Ariz. - Raul Mendoza is the new head boys’ basketball coach at Chinle High School, officials recently announced. Mendoza, who previously coached the boys’ ba sketball team at Window Rock High School, takes over a Wi ldcat s’ tea m t hat went 4-17, 0-11 Sectional, last year, but also a (Chinle) team that went 22-7 a year prior under then Head Coach Brandon Tso. Tso has since moved on to revive a Rough Rock boys team that featured superstar

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the change in head coaches. Martin, one of Arizona’s best-ever cross-country runners while a student at Page High School, said there was a pool of candidates who applied for the Wildcats’ job, and previous coach Johnson was a consideration. “It was a fair process,” Martin said. “Coach Mendoza is a well-respected professional in Arizona sports.” This coming year, Chinle will play in a re-aligned North Con ference that includes Monument Valley, Ganado, Tuba City, Window Rock, and Page high schools, Mendoza noted. The Wildcats will be a


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DVD | FROM PAGE 19 that reportedly features a very strong image that will please fans. Neil Young fans will be happy to see t wo of t he mu s ic i a n’s f i l m s h it t i n g high definition via Reprise. Human Highway (1982) was co-written and directed by Young (under the pseudonym Bernard Shakey) and is one of the oddest pictures you’re likely to see — think of a low-budget musical with a tone similar to a feature from David Lynch. It is set at a diner next to a leaking power plant and it obviously voices the filmmaker’s worries about the dangers of nukes and radiation. The movie stars Young, Russ Tamblyn, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Sally Kirkland, and the band DEVO. The new Blu-ray includes a director’s cut of the movie and includes numerous sound mixes for the audiophile.

If you’re more a fan of the music, you can now pick up the Neil Young and Crazy Horse concer t f ilm, Ru st Never Sleeps (1979). Shot in California, the acclaimed performance includes tracks like “After the Gold Rush,” “Needle and the Damage Done,” and “Cinnamon Girl.” Like Human Highway, the picture and audio has also been newly remastered. Arthouse aficionados can now pick up Michela ngelo A nt o n io n i’s d r a m a L e Amiche (1955), courtesy of Criterion. It follows a young woman who returns home to Turin and attempts to open a fa shion sa lon. Besides a new restorat ion, t he d isc i nc lu d e s i nt e r v iew s a nd c o n v e r s a t io n s w it h f i l m scholars on the importance of this title. If John Way ne is more your speed, Warner Brothers is putting out Blu-ray of two of his later efforts. Chisum (1970) is a Western in which

the star plays a rancher who teams with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight a land war. McQ (1974) is a gritty cop film about an aging Lieutenant who uncovers drugs and corruption at his local precinct. Naturally, he sets out to stop it and meets with resistance. Finally, the studio is re-releasing last year’s hit sci-fi film The Martian (2015) in an extended edition, which includes an additional seven minutes of footage, as well as numerous bonus features.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here a re some of this week’s releases that youngsters may be interested in. Cartoon Network: Steven Universe: The Return Vol. 2 My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Friends and Family Sofia the First: The Secret Library (Disney) Strawber r y Shortcake: Campberry Stories

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR JUNE 10 - 16, 2016 FRIDAY JUNE 10 FAMILY MOVIE (ALL AGES) Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 RELAY FOR LIFE Join us for the fifth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. All cancer survivors are invited to attend as honored guests. At registration, they’ll receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last) and other goodies. Check-in: 6 pm. Ceremony begins: 6:50 pm. Closing ceremony: Saturday, June 11 at 8 am. Location: Downtown Gallup Square. CROWNPOINT NAVAJO RUG AUCTION Join us for a Rug Auction. Rug weavers will register and check in their rugs at 4 pm. For more information, please call (505) 879-9460. Auction begins: 7 pm. Location: New Crownpoint Elementary School, Main St. H-1, Crownpoint. LIVE MUSIC Picked Clean—old-time folk—takes center stage from 7:30-9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. SATURDAY JUNE 11 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) 3075999 or (505) 721-9208. LIVE MUSIC Kimberly-n-Kline—acoustic classic rock—takes center stage from 7:30-9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. FAMILY SUMMER CARNIVAL The library is kicking off the summer with its annual carnival. Join us for games, goodies, and prizes. Register for Summer Reading to be eligible for prizes. On your mark, get set: READ!

Sponsored by The Plateau Sciences Society. For more information, please call (505) 863-1291. Begins at 1 pm. Location: Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. MUSICIAN MARC BERGER AT ARTSCRAWL Join the library for a special presentation with Marc Berger who has traveled all across the Southwest. He’s written a series of songs detailing the sights and sounds of his adventures. His acclaimed album, RIDE, features those songs. He’ll perform them at ArtsCrawl. For more information, please call (505) 863-1291. Starts at 7 pm. Location: Downtown Walkway to Silver Stallion Coffee, 213 W. Coal Ave. SUNDAY JUNE 12 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 JUNE 13 GALLUP TRIATHLON Join us for the Gallup Family Fitness Series, Family-Style Triathlon. Event categories include: biking and running. Begins: 8 am. For more information, please contact Karla Rivera (505) 879-8812, or email galluptriathlong@gmail.com. Please visit: galluptriathlon.com. Location: Gallup Aquatic Center, 620 S. Boardman. TUESDAY JUNE 14 TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4) An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W Aztec Ave. Free FACEBOOK FOR BEGINNERS Join the Octavia Fellin Library for free community computer training classes. They’re new and improved. Prerequisites: working and accessible email required and some experience using the Internet. Starts at 3 pm. Location: Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave.

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THE CITY OF GALLUP Join the city of Gallup for a City Council meeting. Agendas will be available at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. For more information, please call (505) 863-1254. Begins at 6 pm. Location: City Council Chambers, 110 W. Aztec Ave. UNM-GALLUP SBDC Join UNM-Gallup’s Small Business Development Center for a presentation, Toxic Leadership: Social Maladies that Destroy Communities and Businesses. The event will cover successful businesses and healthy communities. Take charge of the outcome for your business and community. Register online or call (505) 722-2220. Starts at 1 pm. Location: 106 W. HWY 66. WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 7 AND UP) A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week will feature a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Craft: Parachuting VETERANS JOB FAIR 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. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOVIES Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 5:30 pm. Main Branch, 115 W. Hill

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FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest running live show! Every Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. 2nd St.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. Make: Airplane Piggy Bank THE CITY OF GALLUP Join us for a neighborhood meeting with Councilor Fran Palochak, District 4. This is a great opportunity to share ideas. Your compliments and complaints are welcome. Begins: 6 pm. Location: Tobe Turpen Elementary School. ONGOING SUMMER READING PROGRAM Run, don’t walk to the Octavia Fellin Library’s Summer Reading Program: June 11 - July 30. This year, we’re focusing on health and fitness. Our theme is: On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! For more information, please call (505) 8631291 or visit, octaviafellin. libguides.com. SUMMER NIGHTLY INDIAN DANCES Join us 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. 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 - noon, 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

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. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit 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. SAVE THE DATE SPORTS WARRIORS CLUB PRESENTS On June 25, join us for the eighth 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. RIO WEST MALL Join us for the second Annual Kids Fest Kick Off Event. There are free activities for kids ages 5 - 12 years old. Each activity is sponsored by different organizations and businesses. Begins: 5 pm. For more information, please call (505) 722-7281. Location: Rio West Mall Center Court, 1300 W I-40 Frontage Rd. To post a nonprofit 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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