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Gallup Council passes budget adjustments ADJUSTMENTS INCLUDE $115K FOR THE FOX RUN GOLF COURSE • GOLF COURSE WOES
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he Gallup City Council unanimously passed a slew of budget adjustments at its Aug. 9 regular meeting. Jon DeYoung, assistant to the city manager, first introduced a matter pertaining to the Na’nizhoozi Center, Inc. detox facility. That was followed by a litany of adjustment requests. DeYoung noted that the detox adjustment was to cover the cost of utilities and building maintenance at the Boyd Avenue facility. “The existing utility budget will be increased by $9,600 and an increase for building maintenance will be $36,000,” DeYoung explained. Gallup Chief Finance Officer Patricia Holland later said the end result is a $45,600 increase. A cash reserve fund would cover the increase, she told council members. “Will this cover utilities until the end of June ?” Councilor Allan Landavazo asked. Both DeYoung and Holland replied yes. DeYoung explained that there was no grant funding for the Youth Conservation Corps. The $149,875 budget adjustment will take into consideration grant revenue and expenditures, as well as allow for a McKinley County contribution to expenses directly related to the scope of work for projects.
• A NEW FIRE TRUCK The council approved a budget adjustment for the $998,000 purchase of an aerial platfor m f ire tr uck. The truck would be kept at Gallup Fire Dept. Station No. 1 at 1800 S. Second St., GFD Chief Eric Babcock said.
• MUNICIPAL COURT A $7 5 , 0 0 0 b u d g e t adjustment related to the municipal court was unanimously approved by council members. Holland explained that a fund used to submit fines and fees to the state was not funded for the fiscal year. “This is normally budgeted during the regular process, but was left out this year,” Holland said. “We are required to submit the payments on a monthly basis and a budget is required to submit the payments.”
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A budget adjustment for t he Fox Ru n G ol f Cou r s e wa s u n a n i mou sly approved. The budget for course operations lacks proper funding, so a total of $115,000 is needed to cover unfunded items like sand, fertilizer, inventory for the pro shop, equipment rentals, and professional contracts. “There are some things that need funding as we move forward,” golf course intern Maxwell Johnson of New Mexico State University told council members. Golf course construction will be completed by the end of the fiscal year. Mayor Jackie McKinney, who was a member of the golf team while at Gallup High School years ago, said the overall goal at Fox run is “green grass.” The Fox Run Golf Course has been the root of much consternation around Gallup. While players have complained about spotty grass, dirt spots, and a poorly kept driving range, these now show tremendous improvement, Johnson said. The state awarded the city $285,000 to purchase and equip police vehicles, Holland told council members. “We are requesting approval to budget this funding to move forward with the purchase,” she said.
• BEAUTIFICATION GRANT City Manager Maryann Ustick told the council that, in cooperation with the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments, the city’s Business Improvement Distr ict, the Gallup Arts Council, t he McK i n ley Cou nt y Recycling Coalition, and the MainStreet Arts and Cultural District submitted an application to the state Tourism Department for a $25,580 beautification grant. Ustick said the state To u r i s m D e p a r t m e n t informed the city that an award of $20,000 was in the works, as the total amount requested statewide was not equal to what is available. She also said the purpose of the grant is to transform the walkway between Coal and Aztec avenues into a clean and more pedestrian-friendly social gathering locale. This would involve the removal of litter and graffiti and the creation of murals, lighting, and recycling bins. The council approved a budget adjustment for the grant. NEWS
Voters say yes to street improvements RECYCLING, ALCOHOL SALES GET THUMBS UP, TOO
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
oters said yes Aug. 9 to a $5.3-million bond referendum that calls for street and road repairs or replacements at various locations throughout the city. On the same ballot were questions that dealt with curbside recycling and packaged liquor sales.
The Aug. 9 special preliminary municipal election included 47 questions about street and road repair, the bulk of which include mill and overlay to city streets, according to Public Works Executive Director Stan Henderson. Top-priority streets include Hassler Valley Road ($2 million), Ciniza Drive in Indian Hills ($1.6 million), and West
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Jefferson Avenue on the north side ($632,500). According to information distributed by City Clerk Al Abeita, the street measure passed with 75 percent of the votes. The Hassler Valley location is the future site of a state veterans cemetery, hence the higher replacement cost, city officials have said. “We’ll get all the information
together and start the preliminary work on the street projects,” Mayor Jackie McKinney said. “[Henderson] has an exact plan. In a general sense, that’s how things will start.” Ciniza Drive in Indian Hills has long been a street in need of replacement, City Councilor Allan Landavazo said at City Hall while waiting for returns. The street has drainage problems and is unleveled in certain areas. Indian Hills residents will delight in knowing a new road is just around the corner, the councilor said. “Definitely. I think everyone will appreciate this,” Landavazo said. “It’s something that’s been
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Conservation Voters NM lauds legislators CONSERVATION SCORECARD RELATED TO 2015-16 LEGISLATIVE SERVICE
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
onser vation Voters New Mexico released its statewide Conser vation Scorecard Aug. 4 for the 52nd legislature. In the document, CVNM reports the votes cast on the most critical issues impacting air, land, water, health, and communities during the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. The 2015-16 Scorecard also includes an analysis of State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn’s record on the environment during his first years in office. The average conser vation score earned by western New Mexico senators in the 2015-16 Scorecard is 60 percent, four percentage points below the Senate-wide average. The average conservation score earned by western New Mexico representatives during the same time is 59 percent, 11 percentage points above the
Sen. George Munoz Rep. Wonda Johnson House-wide average. “Working alongside communities to ensure that their voices are the ones heard in the Capital is the key to addressing the myriad of environmental injustices around the state,” Ben Shelton, CVNM political and legislative director, said. “Both (SB 94) and (SB 391) encourage the growth of industries outside the oil and gas industry and can provide much needed jobs. Given that western New Mexico and the Four Corners region are heavily hit by the decline in demand for fossil fuels, we hope that these legislators will consider supporting other industries in the future.” Legislators from western
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green-washed tax break for the oil and gas industry. “The carbon savings that the bill advertised were overstated,” Shelton said. HM 40 (2016) authorized the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance to construct a consolidated facility for the storage of spent nuclear storage rods from commercial nuclear power generation plants. Senators Bill Sharer, R-San Juan, and George Muñoz, D-Gallup, were the sole senators to vote against anti-conservation SB 253, which would have outlawed coyote killing contests. “I’m against the killing of coyotes,” Muñoz said. “That’s
CVNM Legislative Director Ben Shelton New Mexico voted along party lines during both legislative sessions, Shelton said. Rep. D. Wonda Johnson, D-Church Rock, and James Madalena, D-Jemez Pueblo, were the sole western representatives in the state to vote against House Bill 285 and House Memorial 40. A vote against these measures is the pro-conser vation position, Shelton said. H B 2 8 5 (2 016) wa s a
what my vote on that was about.” A lso, Rep. Sha ron Clahchischilliage, R-Kirtland, voted against a bill that would have extended a 10-percent tax credit for the installation of commercial, agricultural, and solar systems, which expires this coming December. Clahchischilliage, one of six Navajo conservatives to ever serve the New Mexico legislature, also voted against SB 94, which would have provided for the licensing of the growing, selling, and processing of industrial hemp in New Mexico. Muñoz and Johnson each ran in the June 2016 primary election. Muñoz beat Felisha Adams of Iyanbito and Johnson beat Kevin Mitchell of Tohatchi by a margin of less than 10 percentage points. Johnson and Muñoz are on the November voting ballot. Clahchischilliage faces political newcomer GloJean Todacheene, D-Shiprock, in the Nov. 8 general election.
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Morales named GFD Man shot on Strong Drive in Gallup deputy fire chief APPOINTEE IS CAREER CITY EMPLOYEE
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
allup Fire Marshal Jesus “Chuy” Morales just added yet another job title to a long and productive career at the city of Gallup. Morales, an 18-year city fire department employee, was named deputy fire chief at the Aug. 9 City Council meeting. Gallup Fire Chief Eric Babcock made the announcement during the comment portion of the meeting. “I want to announce that ‘Chuy’ Morales has been chosen as the new deputy fire chief,” Babcock said. “He is our new deputy chief.” A deputy chief is second in
Deputy Fire Chief Jesus ‘Chuy’ Morales charge at the fire department. Morales said he interviewed for the position over the past month, but didn’t think he was in line for the job. He said he was surprised when he found out he got it. “I’ve worked hard, and it is something that I’m very happy about,” Morales said after the meeting. “For me, this
represents a lot of hard work and respect for the profession.” A native of Sierra Blanca, Texa s, Mora les moved to Gallup with his family at a young age. Over the years at the Gallup Fire Department, Morales has been an entry-level firefighter, a fire inspector, and a fire marshal. Considered affable and approachable, the new deputy fire chief said during his time as a city fire employee, he’s made a lot of memories. Above all, he remembers the numerous people he’s helped in one capacity or another while doing the job he was sworn to do. The deputy fire chief position became available when former Deputy Chief Thomas Silva retired earlier this year.
Commission picks new county manager
DIMAS NO LONGER ‘INTERIM’
New County Manager Anthony Dimas By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
nthony Dimas was chosen to become McKinley County’s permanent manger based on a unanimous vote by the McKinley County Board of Commissioners. Dima s, who took over county managerial duties in mid-May after Bill Lee left the job to return to the GallupMcKinley County Chamber of Commerce, won the job over five other area candidates. “I’m happy to have been selected by the commission,” Dimas said after the Aug. 2 county meeting. “From here, I’ll continue a lot of what is already in place.” NEWS
Dima s sa id he’ll place his attention on the county’s master plan and road repair. He said he’ll stay mindful of budgets and will not forget the importance of dealing with daily county operations. HOW DI D TH I NG S UNFOLD? McKinley County Com m is sioner Genev ieve Jackson motioned for staff to create an employment package for Dimas after the board emerged from the executive session. McKinley County Human Resources Director Dezirie Gomez said this week that county staffers and commissioners would like Dimas to officially start the job Aug. 21, but the salary package still needs to be negotiated. Besides Dimas, the other candidates for the job were Carl Chester, Jeff Condrey, Patty Herrera, Michael Kozeliski, and Roy Nichols. Condrey is a former Gallup city manager and former special projects worker for McKinley County as of a few years ago, County Attorney Doug Decker has
said. Herrera served the Gallup City Council several years ago and ran for mayor in the last election. Condrey, Herrera, and Kozeliski are Gallup natives. Dimas was previously the county’s director of grants and its director of emergency management. He earned $79,000 in that job. Dimas took over the manager post on May 14. Gomez said Dimas earned the standard 5-percent pay increase after two months into the interim period. Lee earned an annual salary of $93,000 while manager. He won the District 3 county commission seat in June and said he’d leave the county job if he won that election. Incumbent Tony Tanner did not run in the District 3 race. Things fell into place when the chamber job opened back up, Lee has said. Tanner did not vote in the county manager selection. Dimas said the county would likely start putting out advertisements for grants and the emergency management job in a matter of weeks.
VICTIM CLAIMED ‘NOBODY’ SHOT HIM Staff Reports
ust after 10:15 pm on Aug. 10, Gallup Police Depar tment officers were dispatched to the area of 802 S. Strong Dr. in reference to a shooting. One person was confirmed shot. In front of 801 S. Strong Dr., GPD Officer Timonthy Hughte found a male lying on his left side in the street. Two other individuals were also at the scene — the caller and an offduty paramedic. The victim came to as Hughte checked his stomach for the wound, and “got mad at me,” Hughte wrote in his report. The bullet wound was on the victim’s left leg. The victim did not immediately identify himself and told the officer not to “worry about it,” when asked who shot him. A bullet casing was found on the ground next to him. The Gallup Fire Department and ambulance arrived on the scene, and the victim was transported to a local hopital. Accord i ng t o t he of fduty paramedic, just before
Hughte arrived, he’d heard what sounded like a single gunshot and noticed both a red pickup and a silver SUV leave the area. The victim did not tell the off-duty paramedic who shot him either, saying “nobody” did it. A resident on the 800 block of South Strong said he heard a gunshot while inside his apartment, and went outside. According to the report, the man noticed a woman screaming before entering a “red SUV [of] unknown make or model,” and drove off. According to a separate police report, a witness heard a male yelling at a female as the two walked north on Strong Drive. Meanwhile, a car “drove slowly up to the couple and [the witness] heard a gunshot.” The witness said the woman was slender and seemed intoxicated. She left before police arrived at the scene. The victim’s shorts, boxers, and cell phone were taken as evidence. If you have information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at (505) 722-6161. You can remain anonymous.
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State Police tightlipped on officer-involved shooting FALLEN SUSPECT’S BROTHER OPENS UP ABOUT CASE A FEW DAYS PRIOR
By Mia Rose Poris & Babette Herrmann Sun Editors
n the early hours of July 24, Alvin Sylversmythe was shot and killed by Gallup Police Department officer(s). Sylversmythe, 30, was reportedly intoxicated and charged at officers while wielding two knives. The case is currently in the hands of New Mexico State Police, but as of press time, officials have yet to release the name of the officer – or officers – who fired the deadly shot. NMSP Sgt. Chad Pierce said in an email, dated Aug. 11, that the reason the names of the officers involved in the shooting haven’t been released “is due to the investigative process.” “Please remember no two investigations are the same as some take longer than others,” he added. Sylversmythe’s brother, Joh nat ha n Sylver smy t he, opened up about his brother, relea sing a hea r t-tugging statement to the Sun’s editor. He spoke fondly of the good memories the two had shared, and Alvin’s plans to turn his life around. “Alvin was my brother and I loved him no matter how far apart we lived from each other, but he was also a father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and a friend to everyone he met,” he said. “He was known for his hilarious jokes and great big hugs he would give you.” However, Johnathan noted that Alvin struggled, and that his life was wrought with difficulties. He called “firing 6
Alvin Sylversmythe shots” at his brother “excessive action” by police. “I know he did not have a good track record with law enforcement, but that does not define a person alone; it’s the things that [no] one else knows that has not made the papers, records and history,” he said. But for police officers, they often experience negative defining moments when dealing with suspects, whether it’s responding to a call or on patrol. To give a snapshot of Sylversmythe’s interactions w ith Ga llup off icers, the department released its reports involving him Aug. 2.
MAY 15, 2016 Gallup Police Department Officer Dominic Molina was dispatched to 515 S. Clark St. in reference to a broken car window. At the scene, Molina met the victim, who said her car alarm woke her up, and when she looked out her window she could see a broken car window. The victim believed Alvin Sylversmythe may have had someone break the window “because his girlfriend had him arrested at the residence a few days prior.”
Indeed, on May 12, GPD Officer Daniel Brown was dispatched to the same residence on Clark Street in reference to a burglary. A female resident told Brown that when she returned home at noon, she noticed the back door had been broken. It appeared to be kicked and bent inward. A DVD collection had been taken from her living room; a Play Station 3 and an Xbox were also missing. At about 12:25 pm, the victim received a call from Sylversmythe, her ex-boyfriend and the father of her daughter. Sylversmythe told her he was going to shoot himself, and that he was sorry for what he did. He admitted to taking the items from her home. Sylversmythe did not, and had never lived with her, she said. In March, Sylversmythe had attempted suicide at her home; she told him to stay away after that incident. Mea nwhile, Molina arrested Sylversmythe, who said he wanted “to f----ing kill himself.” He was booked on charges of burglary of a dwelling, larceny theft from a building, and criminal damage to the property of a household member.
THE SUICIDE ATTEMPT Accord i ng to a pol ice report, on March 9, GPD Officer Anthony Seciwa responded to the above-mentioned Clark Street address in reference to a suicide attempt. Apparently, Sylversmythe had cut his wrist and was not breathing.
Other off icers a lso responded to the address in reference to a drunk Sylversmythe threatening suicide after being depressed because of his uncle’s death. Seciwa found Sylversmythe lying on his left side in a large pool of blood on the bathroom floor. He was breathing but appeared unconscious. Sylversmythe’s girlfriend said everything had been fine all day; but suddenly she heard him screaming in the locked bathroom. She picked the lock and found him on the floor. He’d just gotten out of the hospital for alcohol withdrawals, she said.
MARCH 4 DISPUTE Five days before the suicide attempt, GPD Officer Charles Steele was dispatched to the 515 Clark St. in reference to an allegedly drunk Sylversmythe knocking at the door. At the scene, Steele noticed Sylversmythe sitting by the door. His girlfriend had locked him out, and he wanted to go in and go to bed, he claimed. He said his girlfriend had thrown a shoe at his face. The girlfriend, though, s a id she merely wa nt ed Sylversmythe taken to detox; she had just gotten home from a funeral, and knew nothing about his face.
JULY 30, 2015 Just over a year ago, GPD Officer Carmelita James was dispatched to 515 Clark in reference to a battery. At around 3 pm, James arrived at the residence and
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met Sylversmythe, who said Randall Gordon, 54, had tried to take his car. According to Sylver smy t he, Gordon was the ex-boyfriend of the woman he purchased the vehicle from. Gordon had tried to grab the steering wheel from Sylversmythe, and would not leave the vehicle. “I’ll bring war on you,” Gordon a lleged ly told Sylversmythe, according to the report.
A GRIEF STRICKEN BROTHER “Following the days up until the event happened I know he was trying everything he could to make a better life for himself and his family,” Johnathan Sylversmythe said, referring to his brother Alvin. Johnathan explained that life had dea lt his brother a tough hand, and despite Alvin’s best efforts, he strugg led w it h a lcohol abu se. Johnathan held on to a bit of hope for his brother’s efforts to stop drinking, saying that when he last spoke to Alvin, he had quit drinking and was “walking a good path.” He said Alvin was looking into obtaining his GED, and was attending 12-Step meetings to help him stay sober. Johnathan is not clear what transpired next – whether a specific event or chain of events lead to his brother’s deadly confrontation with police. “Whoever my brother was at that very second we may never know, but what was depicted was not how I remember him being,” he said. “He had his struggles [like] everyone else and he is a human being like all of us. I have no hate for anyone involved in this incident but the saddest part about this is I know he was trying to move onto better things …” Johnathan concluded by saying, “I will love him always and pray that no other family, person or being has to experience a tragic loss that results in gun fire.” NEWS
WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Rigina Johns Aug. 6 5th DWI The New Mexico Department of Transportation announced one of the state’s top 10 DWI fugitives, Rigina Johns, was arrested by t he Ga l lup P o l i c e Department. In June, Johns absconded from supervision after being convicted of her fifth DWI. This was the second time Johns ran from the law. She also absconded in 2013 after she was convicted of an aggravated DWI. “Repeat DWI offenders who are hiding from the law pose a great danger to New Mexico families and can create disasters on our roads,” NMDOT Cabinet Secretary Tom Church said. “I’m glad to report that another one of the top 10 DWI fugitives has been arrested and will face the consequences for her actions.” The “Top 10 List” of DWI absconders in the state is part of an initiative enacted by Governor Susana Martinez to crackdown on repeat-offender absconders. Hyron Gormon Aug. 4, 12:30 am DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer was d i s pat ched to 1001 U.S. 491 in reference to a drunk driver. Thayer found Gorman, 31, swerving in the parking lot. He also failed to stop at a traffic stop. Gorman smelled of alcohol, had red, watery eyes, and was unsteady on his feet. He claimed he’d not been drinking, but failed field sobriety tests. He blew .17 twice during breath testing. Phillip James Aug. 3, 1:56 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated GPD Officer Daniel Brown wa s d ispatched to T he American Bar at 221 W. Coal Ave. in reference to a crash involving a possibly intoxicated NEWS
driver. At the scene, Brown met a sergea nt w it h Red Rock Security who was standing with James, 45, on the sidewalk. Apparently, a blue pickup with a passenger door open had attempted to pull into the curbside parking area when it crashed into the end of an unoccupied car. According to the security sergeant, James’ speech was slurred and he handed the sergeant his keys. Brown smelled alcohol coming from James, who appeared overly happy, and had bloodshot eyes. He denied involvement in the crash. James failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing. Jerrieston Jerry John Aug. 2, 8:10 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D O f f i c e r Dominic Molina was d i spat ched to the area of 3 510 E . Hwy 66 in reference to a car accident. At the scene, Molina found a silver Ford Expedition behind a gold Pontiac Grand Prix facing west in the middle of the roadway. In the Pontiac, a man was looking down without moving or speaking. He smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He slurred his speech. Gallup Fire Department arrived and removed John, 28, from the car. John failed field sobriety tests and blew .24 during breath testing. There were three open containers in the car, John did not have a valid license, and the license plate did not belong to the vehicle. Adam Lee Shortman Aug. 1, 9:29 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Chaz Troncoso was dispatched to Ph i l ipi n Avenue and South Grandview Drive in reference to a crash with possible injuries. At the scene, all
individuals were out of their cars, and all claimed they were uninjured. Shortman, 21, slurred his speech and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He claimed several times to be responsible for the crash. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .20 and .18 during breath testing. George R. Polich July 30, 12:34 am DWI G P D O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer was dispatched to 612 W. Logan Ave. in reference to a suspicious individual driving a white single-cab truck, wearing a cowboy hat, and peeking into houses where small children live. Thayer found Polich, 49, driving southbound on Eighth Street, between Eighth and Coal Avenue. Polich had red, watery eyes, smelled of alcohol, and
was unsteady on his feet. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .17 on the field breath test. Michael Arviso July 30, 4:28 pm 3rd DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y G a r yl le Ja mes wa s d i spat ched to 4 Yaz St. in Yahtahey in reference to a physical altercation. According to the caller, a drunk Arviso, 36, left the residence in a grey single-cab truck. James pulled Arviso over on U.S. 491 at the 3-mile marker. Arviso failed field sobriety tests and refused breath testing. Harley Hosteen July 27, 7:50 pm 2nd DWI, Aggravated McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s Off ice Sg t. R o b e r t T u r n e y noticed a red GMC pickup swerving in the southbound lane of N.M. 602 at the 27-mile marker. Turney pulled the vehicle over at the
25-mile marker. There were two passengers in the pickup bed. Hosteen, 27, admitted to drinking alcohol and gave Turney his keys. Hosteen failed field sobriety tests and blew .21 and .20 during breath testing. There was an open can of beer in the vehicle. Roselyn D. Jones July 21, 11:05 am 2nd DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Luke Martin was d i spatched to the area of 230 W. Coal Ave. in reference to a crash involving a car and a pedestrian. At the scene, Martin met with another officer who said the driver of a blue Ford Mustang was possibly drunk. No pedestrians were struck. Jones, 24, had blood on her nose and mouth, but said she was OK. She refused to be treated. She had no shoes on, had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred her speech, smelled of alcohol, and had trouble balancing. She refused to perform field sobriety tests and blew .25 and .27 during breath testing.
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WHAT ELSE DID FOLKS VOTE FOR? The recycling matter relates to a curbside-recycling program in which recyclables could be placed in a single trash container for pick up, city officials have said. As a result, residents would see a charge added to their monthly utility bills. That measure passed by 50 to 49 percent of the votes and was the closest outcome on the ballot. Those opposed to the measure said there are already charges added to utility bills for unclear reasons. Darcy Lathan, 45, a southside resident, said she hopes the city uses the street and road funds properly. She said she has relatives who live in Indian Hills near Ciniza Drive. “Yes, I know that street. It’s
getting worse by the year,” she said. Abeita said that canvassing, or certification, of the matter would take place Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. He said taxpayers should be mindful that the Aug. 9 results are preliminary and not final. “Nothing is final until everything runs its course,” the city clerk said. According to the information given out by Abeita, there were 762 people who participated in the general obligation bond question, and 772 people who responded to the packaged liquor advisory question. That same number participated in the curbside-recycling question. According to Abeita’s information, the total number of eligible voters who could have participated on Aug. 9 was 11,450, meaning the overall turnout was just 6.8 percent of registered voters. Among the 47 questions on the ballot, those numbers are based solely on the alcohol, recycling, and street and road repair questions.
Gov tells agencies to cut spending by 5 percent By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report
tate agencies, many of which already saw big budget cuts after the most recent legislative session, will now have to cut spending even further. A memo sent Aug. 9 by Gov. Susana Martinez says the state will “prepare for and begin reducing general fund spending” by a further five percent. Ma r ti nez bla mes “persistently low global energy prices, and the resulting drop in drilling activity” for the necessary cuts but says “responsible spending, budgeting and reserve policies over the past five years” make sure the budget situation is not worse. Senate Finance Committee Chair John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, said last month the state could face a $500 million shortfall in the upcoming budget. She says the downturn “led to thousands of lost jobs in the energy sector and a sharp downturn in personal income tax, gross receipts tax, and corporate income tax collections.” “I am directing all executive agencies under the purview of the governor to immediately prepare for and begin reducing
general fund spending in Fiscal Year 2017 by at least 5%,” she wrote. “This will, of course, likely involve changes to hiring practices, organizational structure, approval of overtime, in-state and out-of-state travel, and a number of other aspects of agency management.” Martinez did not mention a potential special session to deal with state spending. Some legislators are urging Martinez to call a special session to deal with the worsening budget situation not only in the current budget year, but the recently concluded fiscal year, which ended June 30, as well. Others have called for tax increases to balance the budget as well, though Martinez has stuck to her pledge to not increase taxes. Speaker of the House Don Tripp recently indicated he would oppose taking money from a job-closing fund. Martinez can only tell agencies under her direct control to cut spending. She did suggest that other agencies under the control of the Legislature, other elected officials, and the judicial branch make similar cuts. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com NEWS
Road Runner Motel catches fire DAMAGE COSTS ARE SIGNIFICANT
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
ire ravaged an east side motel Aug. 9, forcing occupants to take shelter at a nearby gymnasium, officials said. The fire is being investigated by the Gallup Fire Department and Gallup Police Department. The cause of the fire at the Road Runner Motel, 3012 E. Hwy 66, remains under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Deputy Fire Chief Jesus Morales said the estimated cost of fire damage is significant.
hotel near Indian Hills. “It was a general alarm call,” Morales said. “We got there within minutes.” Morales said the fire initially broke out in Room 215 and rapidly spread, both inside and outside of other rooms. He said investigators don’t yet know the cause of the fire. Morales said the entire 31-room, two-story motel was immediately evacuated and will remain closed until authorities finish the investigation. Diana RodriguezBeaugrand, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Red Cross, said agency volunteers manned
The Road Runner Motel remains closed after catching fire Aug. 9. Photo Credit: NativeStars
Morales said a call came into dispatch at around 8:15 pm regarding a structure fire at a
a shelter opened by McKinley County emergency management officials. Twenty-five people
were displaced as a result of the fire, Rodriguez-Beaugrand said. Victims were taken to the Larry B. Mitchell Recreation Center at 700 E. Montoya Blvd. “[Red Cross] volunteers are on the scene assisting, providing food, water, and a safe place to stay,” RodriguezBeaugrand said. On a weekly basis, the Road Runner Motel typically houses
locals, but not many tourists frequent it. The Aug. 9 fire is not the sole structure fire that has occurred on the Road Runner property over the years. About four years ago, a fire destroyed the Road Runner Cafe, which sat adjacent to the motel. The fire was reported to have originated in the kitchen. A call put in to hotel management, seeking information
about the fire, went unanswered as of press time. Kevin Wall, 16, said he was riding his bike when, from the highway, he saw the fire begin to spread. “It started small. Then the other rooms got on fire,” Wall said. “I saw people, I think the police department and other people, carrying people to the first floor.”
Udall, Heinrich announce $4.4 million for NMSU research to support sustainability and profitability of pecan industry Staff Reports
ASHINGTON, D.C. – On Aug. 8, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive more than $4.4 million to support research on pecan genetics and breeding that will help New Mexico pecan farmers improve the sustainability and profitability of their crops. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of A g r ic u lt u r e’s ( USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop NEWS
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Research Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, which Udall and Heinrich supported. The funded research will
allow for the development of genetic tools that will help farmers select varieties of trees that will thrive in the varying
growing conditions of different regions. “This significant investment in research at New Mexico State University to support the pecan industry will help pecan farmers in New Mexico and across the country expand their production and increase the yield and quality of their crops,” Udall said. Both Udall and Heinrich noted that New Mexico is one of main pecan-producing states in the U.S. The industry is “is critical to local economies in Southern New Mexico, but our state’s climate and weather pose unique challenges for
farmers. This research will help pecan farmers select the varieties of crops that will thrive and be most profitable,” Udall said. Udall plans to “continue to push for investments in cutting-edge research at our universities that supports local economic development.” “I was proud to support the Farm Bill, which included the Specialty Crop Research Initiative,” Heinr ich sa id. “These funds will fur ther position New Mexico State
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OPINIONS What’s really behind NM budget woes By Bill Jordan NM Political Report
ost complex systems —like a i r pl a ne s, for exa mple — have built-in redundancies. So in order for a catastrophic failure to occur—such as falling from the sky—there generally have to be several things going wrong. Usually all at once. The state budget is a complex system, too. Sadly, it’s plunging toward disaster. In order to
fix it we need to look at all the things that are going wrong. Most news outlets and the pundits they quote have only been focusing on one problem:
low oil and gas prices. If we’re going to be successful in fixing this thing before it crashes and burns, we need to look at the other failing pieces. Namely, that the state hasn’t been collecting enough money to cover all of our important expenses like education, health care, and public safety. We’ve been passing big tax cuts since 2003. Income tax cuts have been thrown at profitable corporations and the people earning the most money.
These tax cuts were supposed to “create” jobs. They didn’t. Back in 2003, before the recession, this wasn’t so much of a problem. Oil and gas prices were steady and the economy was strong. Today, however, New Mexico’s economic recovery barely crawls along, we’re still waiting on those promised jobs to materialize, and bargain-basement oil and gas prices don’t look like they’re going back up any time soon. It’s time to take a second
look at all those tax cuts. Let’s start with the personal income tax rate cut for those at the very top of the scale. Since 2003, the wealthiest New Mexicans have seen their income tax rate cut almost in half. These days, for all practical purposes, we have just one income tax rate and it’s the same rate whether you earn $16,000 or $16 million. And then there’s the very
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GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF AUG. 12 – 18
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, Native Americans of the San Ildefonso Pueblo call the August full moon, the Wheat Cut Moon. This will appear on Aug. 18. Expect the fruits of your labors to be healthy and strong. Madame G suggests that you search for excellence rather than perfection. One is attainable. The other leads to heartburn and neurosis. Choose wisely.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
We’re heading into the dog days of summer. You’ll experience nostalgia and excitement. We’ll shift from one mode of living into another. Don’t give up on a potential life path, or career choice because it takes more work than you originally thought. If it’s worth it, you’ll pursue it. If not, it’s not the path for you. We live the life we’re meant to because we pursue what we must have. Act now!
It’s okay to admit a weakness. This doesn’t make you weak. In fact, showing vulnerability is a type of strength. Because you’re actually revealing your inner strength, you’ll appear stronger and wiser. You’ll hate this, at first, but you’ll notice that people treat you better than you’d first imagined. And if they don’t, they’re probably not worth having in your life. Live well!
You’ve probably realized that those around you don’t really share your enthusiasm. Don’t be discouraged. They don’t share your great taste either. Learn to share your gifts with love. Embarrassment and greed don’t serve any purpose when you give yourself over with love and intention. They may not love your activity, but they may just love you. Trust yourself!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
If you took some much-needed time for yourself, it may seem selfish. Those around you may not appreciate your boundaries. You may feel guilty. But you’ve needed this time. It’s important to ensure your mental and physical health. Do your best to take care of yourself. The trick is to provide plenty of space for a friend, spouse, or family member to pursue peace-of-mind, too. If you don’t allow them that, they can’t or won’t help you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your heart is full of compassion and concern. Co-parenting is hard in any age. Perhaps it’s even harder when you can’t speak calmly. You don’t have to work everything out, just find common ground. You may never experience the perfect balance. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be civil and experience peace. Someone else’s opinion of you doesn’t define you. Love yourself!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Life is funny sometimes. It’s also heartbreaking and beautiful. Your mission is to discover that hidden place within yourself that’s always searching. Madame G suggests getting out in nature and exploring this natural world. Photograph the incredible lightning displays (make sure you’re at a safe distance) and try something new and terrifying, whether it’s skydiving or snorkeling. If it’s new to you, just do it. Enjoy!
You should make a point to call a loved one. Take time out of your busy life to express your love and concern for an adult child, friend, or co-worker. You’d be surprised what you’ll learn and how grateful that person will be to hear from you. Offer the gift of your time, and others will honor it. Give freely!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It’s time to get back into the swing of things. After a splendid vacation fishing for salmon, or taking time for yourself, ease back into your life with full force. Say yes! Make a point to try something new — from attending the Santa Fe Opera’s Vanessa, visiting the Carlsbad Caverns, swimming at Elephant Butte, or learning sign language, just say yes. You’ll be so glad that you did. Live now!
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It’s a mad world. Live it up! This is your time to track down those challenges and take them down. You can accomplish incredible feats with limited resources. Take the time you need on certain projects, but remember to manage your energy rather than your time. Give what you can to work, family, and outside expectations. Pursue personal commitments as ruthlessly as you would for a friend or job. Break a leg!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Pursue order with a vengeance. You’ll need structure and discipline to get it all accomplished. Even if you have to get the kids to school, start a new job, and help a friend all on the same day — you’ve got this. Anything is possible with a little planning and some help from your family. Good luck!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re probably starting to feel a little shift in the universe. Is it the change of seasons? Perhaps the political climate is getting to people. Whatever the case, those around you seem a little unhappy and grumpy. You’re reality is not their reality. You don’t have to be sad just because everyone else is. Enjoy yourself. It’s not selfish. Smile!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Love is wherever you look for it. You may experience joy in a sunset, the birth of a child, or in the death of a loved one. Life is never all good or all bad. We must learn to accept the sweet along with the bitter. Take a drive or walk around your neighborhood when the burden wears you down. Breathe in the fresh air and remember how lucky you are to be here today. Peace! OPINIONS
What warrants Businesses find advice at UNM Small Business Institute prosecution? By Finance New Mexico
lbuquerque transplant Chris Mayo was 47 when he decided to ditch social work and build his chimney-sweep/ ma son r y/ ha ndy ma n side line into a full-time business. Wit h i n a deca de, A m ra k Enterprises was growing by 30 percent each year, and Mayo was paying a subcontractor to help with the workload and aiming to compete with the city’s top chimney-cleaning company.
company, Mayo said, “It took me two or three years to decide to do it. I guess it’s the same for a lot of small businesses.”
COLLABORATIVE APPROACH Mayo was doing a lot of things right, according to the students who worked with him for 16 weeks last fall. He mailed service reminders to his regular clients, carefully monitored customer reviews, and tracked the sources of new contacts — all of which helped him decide
— money that was reimbursed when the school received a grant to cover the cost.
MAKING AN IMPACT More than 700 small businesses of all types — including startups, longtime ventures, and nonprofits — have consulted with the SBI since its founding 38 years ago, according to an independent study by the Mid-Region Council of Governments, a public agency representing the four counties
To the editor, A real president for the Navajo Nation is needed. In 1973, an 18-year-old protesting the legal sale of alcohol to Native Americans who were falling down drunk was killed by Gallup police. The Navajo chairman sent his apologies to the Gallup mayor several years ago. Farmington police killed a man for assaulting his girlfriend. The Navajo president did nothing. T he present president wants the officer who executed a drunk woman in Winslow, who posed zero danger to him or to his fellow officer (who has yet to be identified), “removed and barred from further serving as a police officer.” There’s no mention of prosecution, or if no prosecution, of boycotting all of Winslow forever. Death is not reversible.
The present president has not said one word about the drunk human who was killed unnecessarily by six Gallup police officers. All of us in “drunk city” and especially law enforcement are aware that alcohol makes some people go crazy. That however is not a capital crime worthy of execution to be carried out instantly by the whim of anyone with a badge. I apparently was mistaken in my belief that it was the district attorney who made the decision of whether to prosecute or not: because the Maricopa County attorney has ruled that Shipley did not commit any act that warrants prosecution. If the overkill of shooting a helpless 95-pound female, not once but five times, does not warrant prosecution, what is the qualification? Louis Maldonado Gallup
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crops that control traits, such as nutrient uptake, drought tolerance and nut quality, and to identify trees that will yield the largest and best quality crops in specific environments, yet require less input by growers. T he $ 4 ,4 0 4 , 2 8 4 g r a nt awarded to NMSU was one of 19 grants totaling $36.5 million awarded nationally through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative. The awarded grants fund research and extension to support farmers throughout the country growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. The progra m seeks to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry through grants that address cha l lenge s i n su st a i n i ng all components of food and agriculture.
The Small Business Institute is a mentorship program of the UNM Anderson School of Business. Every semester, as many as 20 teams help local businesses with strategic planning, financial analyses, and marketing research. Photo Credit: Finance New Mexico “I’m 57 years old and need to position myself to either sell the business and be a silent partner or manage a fleet of chimney sweeps,” Mayo told Finance New Mexico. To help him prepare for the future, Mayo took the advice of his friend Dimitri Kapelianis, associate professor of marketing at the University of New Mexico School of Management. Kapelianis had urged Mayo to seek marketing advice from the Small Business Institute — a mentorship program of the UNM Anderson School of Business. Every semester, as many as 20 teams — comprising up to five masters-level students supervised by a faculty member — help local businesses with strategic planning, financial analyses, and marketing research. He was so busy with the day-to-day operation of his OPINIONS
where to advertise. The SBI team identified his website as Mayo’s biggest weakness and suggested he upgrade his provider. Even though Mayo was paying a provider $50 a month to manage and host the site, it wasn’t smartphone-friendly. “It wasn’t something I felt competent to evaluate,” Mayo said of the website service. Mayo and the student team met every three weeks for 60 to 90 minutes to review metrics and collaborate on new strategies. At the end of these sessions, he had a report written by objective researchers that summarized what to continue and what to change to improve outreach. He hasn’t applied every suggestion, Mayo admitted, but having experts pay such close attention to his business was well worth the $500 fee
that make up metropolitan Albuquerque. And the state has benefitted from this teamwork when businesses applied the SBI recommendations, the study showed. Between 2014 and 2015 alone, SBI clients created 195 direct and indirect jobs, adding more than $8 million in personal income to New Mexico households and $14 million to the state’s gross domestic product. For more information about the SBI and to apply to the program, visit sbi.mgt.unm.edu. To learn more about Chris Mayo’s A m ra k Enter pr ises, v isit amraknm.com. F in a n c e Ne w Me x i c o a ssi st s in div i du a l s an d b u sin e sse s with obt ainin g s k i l l s a n d f u n din g resources for their business or idea. To learn more, go to FinanceNewMexico.org.
University as a leading agricultural research center. Many growers in New Mexico come from families that have cultivated land for generations. However, challenges today such as long-term drought has made farming difficult. This research will help ensure that the pecan industry can continue to thrive.” T he f u nded projec t , Coordinated Development of Genetic Tools for Pecan, is a multi-institutional collaboration between NMSU, the University of Georgia, the University of Arizona, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service. The project seeks to identify the genetic elements of
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COMMUNITY Ceremonial officials: Preview Night a success EVENT STILL ONE OF NM’S LARGEST
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
hroughout the 95 t h annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial’s Preview Night at Red Rock Park, residents and event organizers mixed and mingled at one of New Mexico’s most renown happenings. Gallup’s Ceremonial is one of the Indian Capital’s top draws for tourism. “Everything is going very
event, Byerley chatted with citizens, business owners, representatives from civic groups, and elected officials from locales as far away as Chinle, Ariz., and Crownpoint. The Ceremonial exhibit hall, set up with booths that showcased everything from arts and crafts to jewelry and rugs, was a place where dozens of folks dropped by to get a glimpse of Native American-made works and more. One booth showcased gift items earmarked for
who oversaw the best-of-show contest, said excitement was definitely in the air. A 14-inch buttery maiden kachina, made by Ronald Honyouti of Hopi, Ariz., took home the prize. “I think people are enjoying themselves,” Malone said. “I’ve been associated with Ceremonial for almost 35 years.” Later on, a ladies a nd juniors bull-riding event drew a few hundred people as spectators. The show was among
Art and wine enthusiasts enjoy Preview Night at Red Rock Park Aug. 10. Photo Credit: NativeStars well,” Dudley Byerley, president of the 2016 Ceremonial, said midway through the event. “There are people here from not only Gallup and McKinley County, but people from all over the state and from parts of Arizona and elsewhere.” Throughout the evening
contestants competing in the Ceremonial Queen contest. The booth was manned by 2015-16 Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen Kahlaya McKinney. “It’s going pretty well,” McKinney said. “I’ve talked to people from all over.” Area trader Bill Malone,
several rodeo and bull-riding events held throughout the weekend. “My son is just getting into bull riding, so we came out today,” Wanda Yazzie, 35, of Window Rock, said. “We actually just moved here from Crow Agency, Mont. We have things
Matt Rustin shares words of encouragement with his son, wooly rider Ollie Rustin during the Ceremonial Rodeo opening day at Red Rock Park Aug. 10. Photo Credit: NativeStars like this, but nothing that really takes place during an entire week.” Ben Welch, city community services coordinator, said the evening progressed smoothly, and the wine-tasting went well. “I saw a lot of people in there,” he said. “I’ve heard nothing but positive things since the evening began.” Byerley introduced some new features to the 2016 Ceremonial, among them a $10, one-time entry fee, which working families benefit from, he said. The fee allows folks to attend the rodeos or Indian Dances for a single charge. “I think it’s a positive in that you’ll most likely see a lot more people actually attending the event,” the Ceremonial president
said. “That’s what we want.” Byerley noted that, although it rained lightly, on and off, the weather didn’t dampen the spirit of the event. “I rea lly like it,” Apr il Villanueva, 16, of Window Rock, said. “I like the rodeos.” Gloria Underwood, a former Ceremonial board member said the evening went extremely well. “We got the word out early about schedules and so forth, so people had time to plan,” she said. “I think everyone’s having a wonderful time.” The weekend continues with Indian National Finals Rodeo, an open rodeo, and a first-time “Old School Days” rodeo, which honors the rodeos of Ceremonial’s past, Byerley has said.
UNM takes steps to streamline course transferals from other institutions ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS HELP STUDENTS COMPLETE DEGREES
By Andy Gibbons III Sun Correspondent
ou’ve heard it before. A college student moves to a larger city to finish a degree at their new university’s main campus, but is met with a hang-up. Not all of their credits from their previous school will transfer to the new location. The student who returns to their smaller
Outside UNM-Gallup’s admission offices, where new support is being experienced from the main campus. Photo Credit: UNM-Gallup Website
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hometown to wrap up their degree at a branch campus of a major university is often faced with the same predicament. This can be frustrating for students who want whatever help they can get in finishing their degree. To transfer older credits that are withheld from their new program can be extremely costly, especially for students who don’t want to pay again for a course they’ve
already taken. The potential loss ca n inconvenience students who may have to drive hours to attend a special class at their new university’s main campus. This, however, may no longer be the situation for local students attending University of New Mexico-Gallup.
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Local 10-month-old takes home Enchanting Miss Mini National Finals awards Photos and story by Anthony Moreno and Marina McCabe Guest Submission
aw nci nea Ma r ie Moreno is cu rrently 10 months old and competed in the Enchanting Miss Mini National Finals at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque. She was the only contestant from Gallup. She received the larger pink crown and trophy for Enchanting Miss Royal Supreme. The smaller pink crown is for Enchanting Miss Mini Princess. A medal was given to her for most beautiful in her age group, which was 0 - 18 months. The two crystal crowns are for first runner-up
for the mother-and-daughter event. The Enchanting Miss Mini National Finals was a threeday-long pageant from July 22 - 24. The first day was just finalizing registration and the second day was the opening ceremony at 9 am, followed by the formal wear, first outfit of choice, second outfit of choice, and third outfit of choice. In the afternoon was the talent event and mother and daughter event. In the late evening, we had a pizza and fruits for the Princess Party. Day three of the pageant, we had a queen’s luncheon with salad and chicken-fried steak. The crowning was held the same day at 2:30 pm, when Dawncinea received
her crowns. This was the second pageant she had competed in. Her first pageant was in Las Vegas, when she was 6 months old. It was a one-day pageant. There, she received a divisional princess crown and a trophy for most photogenic. D aw nc i ne a w a s b o r n in Clovis, but now lives in
Gallup; we are originally from Gallup, but moved for college, and recently returned from Portales. She is part Navajo and part Mexican. Her clans are Towering House clan and Mexican people clan. Dawncinea’s hair color is brown and she has brown eyes. Her favorite color is pink and her hobby is making
people smile. Three words that describe her are happy, active, and loving. Her ambition is learning to talk. We, her parents, are willing to put her in future pageants until she’s old enough to decide if she is wants to continue competing, but until then, our next pageant invite is going to be in Odessa, Texas.
The Enchanting Miss Mini National Finals was a three-day-long pageant from July 22 - 24, held at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque.
Dawncinea received the larger pink crown and trophy for Enchanting Miss Royal Supreme. The smaller pink crown is for Enchanting Miss Mini Princess. The two crystal crowns are for first runner-up for the mother-and-daughter event.
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BUDGET WOES | FROM PAGE 14 generous deduction for capital gains income. Capital gains is the money that people make on the stock market and in real estate deals. People with capital gains income get to deduct half of that income for tax purposes. When was the last time you got to subtract half of every paycheck from your income tax bill? I’ll tell you when: never. So there’s problem number one: the people who make the most money pay the same income tax rate as everyone except for the very, very poor, and us working stiffs are paying taxes on virtually all of our hard-earned wages, while half of the profits made from Wall Street and real estate deals are not taxed at all. But wait—it gets worse. When we include all the other state and local taxes, we find that the New Mexicans who are making the least amount of money are paying the highest share of their income in these taxes. New Mexicans who make less than $17,000 a year are paying more than 10 percent
UNM | FROM PAGE 16 Some students will find that navigating the transfer of credits from previous institutions, as well as taking new online courses and enrolling in new programs will be simpler than before. This is due in part to a recent announcement on the UNM-G website. Students opening gallup. unm.edu on July 21 would have been met with a surprise: a memo attached to their news feed by Ma r ia Stutsman y Marquez, the student success specialist for the enrollment management division of the University of
of their meager income in state and local taxes, while who make more than $330,000 are paying less than 5 percent. When you make $17,000 a year, 10 percent is a lot of money. That’s a month of rent, utilities and food for someone at that income level. Problem number two is that
our sweet tax deals for the rich haven’t led to masses of millionaires moving into New Mexico. So we gave away all that money—and it amounts to about $500 million a year—and didn’t get anything for it. Problem nu mber th ree is the corporate income tax cuts. Corporations like tax
cuts. They’ll take whatever tax cuts states want to give out. But research shows that tax cuts alone are not enough to convince corporations to set up shop in a state. There are just too many other things corporations need in order to make a profit. Among these are a skilled, well-educated
work force, infra str ucture like highways and rail lines to move their goods, a nd customers. Remember the complex system of the airplane? Corporations are complex systems, as well, and trying to lure them with just tax cuts is like checking the electronics on the plane but forgetting to fill the gas tank. You’re just not going to get very far. We’re in this mess because we played tax cut roulette—we cut taxes in the hopes that it would bring wealthy people and profitable corporations to New Mexico, which would create jobs. We lost that bet. We can’t control gas and oil prices, but we can control other sources of revenue by changing who pays and how much. It’s time to end the failed strategy of tax breaks for the rich and profitable, and adopt a strategy that will provide sufficient revenue for what does matter—a world-class education system, excellent health care, good infrastructure, and safe communities. Bill Jordan, MA, is senior policy advisor and government relations officerfor NM Voices for Children.
New Mexico. Stutsma n y Ma rquez states in the announcement: “ T he goa l of ou r sma l ler statewide team is to ensure that current students have the support and resources from main campus to succeed and prospective students at-a-distance continue to have local support.” Amidst a new reorganized process for extended learning, there is a streamlined delivery of distance learning and even a new staff member to help support prospective and current students through these programs. While Roxanne Escajada was just hired in her new
capacity in student support on June 27, she has been working at UNM for 17 years as a recruiter and academic advisor for UNM Extended Learning. “I feel this new development is exciting, because there a re more progra ms that our students can start and finish and not have to go to the main campus to do it,” Escajada said. “We know that for some students it is not always feasible to just get up a nd go, especia lly since we service quite a few students who are considered non-traditional.” Escajada said the new program allows students to remain
in Gallup and complete their degrees online. “I am here to help and encourage them to do just that,” she said. The benefits of this new development keep stacking up for students of diverse stages of life looking for more freedom in upper-division classes. Marilee Petranovich, marketing and communications officer for UNM-Gallup, noted how the changes exemplify UNM-G’s motto of “Stay Close, Go Far!” “The online platform will continue to allow students to achieve academic goals that include Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the comfort of their home community,” Petranovich said. “The convenience of online learning also allows our students to maintain many of their work and family obligations while accessing coursework at times that work for them.” The new services are not limited to online classes. UNM students at branch campuses like UNM-Gallup will have access to main-campus resources, as well as advisement from a team of enrollment coaches.
Stutsman y Marquez said these coaches “will support the students over the phone, Skype, and computer screen-sharing capabilities.” In addition to all of this support, some students also benefit from a new str ucture of coursework that has courses in two eight-week sessions that cover the norma l spa n of a traditiona l 16-week semester. “For instance,” Stutsman y Marquez said, “a full-time student would take two courses in the first eight-week session and then two more in the second eight-week session. Stustman y Marquez hopes this structure will give more flexibility to students who work full-time or have other commitments to manage. “UNM of fer s hu nd reds of online courses, allowing students incredible scheduling flexibility,” Stutsman y Marquez said. “Many online classes allow branch students the ability to fulfill major r e q u i r ement s for deg r e e complet ion. Add it iona l ly, with considerable support resources available, finishing a degree online is a very viable option.”
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‘Pete’s Dragon’ is well-intentioned, genial, and exclusively for kids RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 102 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
s a reviewer, you see all kinds of films in va r iou s d i f ferent genres. Sometimes in the kids’ f lick category, there are features in which the characters speak especially slowly, almost pouring over every syllable. It’s obvious the makers and performers are specifically aiming the material at youngsters. Some of these movies are decent, some are not, but I’ve come to call them “slow-talkers.” This week, Disney has a slow-talker coming your way. To be fair, Pete’s Dragon is a nicely produced, well-intentioned, and perfectly genial fa m i ly f i l m. It’s l ikely to please the children, although a few adults in the audience (specifically, me) may find it tame. Additionally, the gauzy stares, long pauses, and slow line delivery from adults is a bit... well... unsettling. Clearly, the tone is supposed to feel warm and affectionate, and it will work for many, but the stiff behavior of some characters
Pete’s Dragon, which stars Oakes Fegley as Pete, is rather gentle and slow… for adults, but it’ll please the kids. Now playing in Gallup. Photo Credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures left this viewer wondering if he was watching members of some sort of cult. The story follows a considerably different path than the original 1977 film. Pete (Oakes Fegley) is a child who finds himself alone and lost in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Pete’s discovered by Elliott, a fuzzy dragon with the power of invisibility, who helps him survive. After living feral for six years, Pete is discovered by a forest ranger named Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who takes the kid in to live with her
lumber-mill owner boyfriend Jack (Wes Bentley) and daughter Natalie (Oona Lawrence). The boy’s encounters with a dragon catch the attention of Jack’s brother, Gavin (Karl Urban), who wants to catch the mythic creature. This is a very, very gentle movie. While the draw may be a wild dragon, don’t expect a lot of fire breathing or conflict. Elliott, for all intents and purposes, is an oversized dog. Both he and Pete are lost and searching for their families, forming a makeshift partnership in the woods. When Grace
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arrives, much time is spent with the ranger attempting to figure out the boy’s identity (which will be of no mystery to the audience) and integrating him back into society. The movie also attempts to present an environmental message about leaving nature as it is (or at least the dragons therein). It’s a noble message, but the simplicity of the presentation is too slight; the protagonist’s convictions need to be tested on a more dramatic level. As mentioned previously, t he cha racter s occa sionally come across as overly
warm and exceedingly earnest. Grace’s father Meacham (Robert Redford) is the saving grace among the human characters. He gives the most naturalistic performance in the film, joking around with the youngsters and imparting the themes to young viewers without coming across as precious or patronizing. One wishes he were more present in the film; the actor only appears in the opening moments and the final half-hour. One element that isn’t as strong is the 3D. This is a post-conversion job and it looks it. There are only a handful of shots that feature any depth at all (an overhead angle gazing down from a bridge, the occasional flying angle from the air). Otherwise, you’ll barely be able to notice it. Even worse, the glasses darken the image, making some scenes look dimmer and dirtier than they should. If you do decide to check out the film, see it in 2D. Pete’s Dragon is an acceptable kids’ film that will serve its target audience reasonably well. However, adults nostalgic for the original, or those who wander in impulsively, won’t find it nearly as gripping. Some movies are made for the entire family — while decent overall, this one is exclusively for children. 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com
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‘Sausage Party’ has enough meat to earn it a recommendation RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 89 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ccasionally, when you watch a movie, you wonder whether the creators were smoking something when they wrote it. Very rarely, however, is one absolutely convinced. OK, one can’t say with absolute certainty how Sausage Party came about, but it’s easy to imagine creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jonah Hill dreaming this one up on the couch in a cloud of smoke. Regardless of how it came to be, the result is a uniquely vulgar and outrageous R-rated animated comedy that provides laughs and gross-outs in equal measure. Each and every morning, the products at Shopwell’s awaken and sing a song created by the heavens that tells them their purpose in life... to be chosen by the gods (human shoppers) and taken to “The Great Beyond.” But when a crazed, wild-eyed bottle of Honey Mustard (Danny McBride) retur ns from the outside with a different tale of what lies beyond the store doors,
sausage Frank (Seth Rogen) begins to question everything. After an accident separates him from his package mates, he goes on a mission with his sweetheart bun Brenda (Kristen Wiig) and other products to learn the truth. In the process, they are pursued by The Douche (Nick Kroll). And yes, he’s literally a douche, out on a personal vendetta against the sausage. There’s more outrageous material, but it would take too long to go into. Pretty much every double-entendre and visual pun involving food comes into play over the course of the running. The film could easily have fallen flat, but the talented voice work from the leads, as well as the likes of Edward Norton, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, and Paul Rudd deliver the mater ia l with impeccable timing. Visually, this isn’t exactly a Pixar production, but the images possess a unique and original visual style. There are a few creative angles interspersed as the characters move through the shop and are carried around by various customers. While the jokes may be rude, there’s a welcome subversive streak that adds a little more weight to the humor. Obviously, the store is a
‘Sausage Party,’ from creators Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and Jonah Hill, is a uniquely vulgar and outrageous R-rated animated comedy that provides laughs and gross-outs in equal measure. Now playing in Gallup. Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures/Sony Entertainment microcosm of society, and various religions are satirized or poked fun at over the course of the movie — even products on different aisles have interpreted the song differently and adapted wildly contrasting belief systems. Along the way, the main characters have to come to grips with what they’ve learned as well as influence change and a better tomorrow for their kind. Of course, in this story, it comes in the form of a bizarre supermarket revolution of sorts, but it all adds a little extra food for thought (pardon the expression). The humor isn’t always on the mark and is sometime a bit on-the-nose, but there
are several hits that result in chuckles and shocked guffaws. There are three or four outrageous moments in particular that really stand out. The opening musical number is very entertaining. Michael Cera voices Barr y, whose trip outside the store results in consistently hyster ica l material. O t her g r e a t mome nt s include a trip to the home of a drug addict (James Franco), as well as an elaborate, over-thetop confrontation during the climax between good supermarket products, bad supermarket products, and shoppers. There’s a dark sense of humor, and some sur prisingly grim things happen to
the characters, adding to the shock-value. And yep, viewers should also prepare themselves for a bizarre food orgy, too. Sausage Party is certainly unlike any other film of its kind out there; I can’t think of another animated escapade in which a character cooks up bath salts like heroin and injects them for a psychedelic high. This is certainly an antidote to the family friendly material that dominates this style of feature. Sure, the tale is dopey and uncouth at points, but it’s breezily paced and pushes boundaries. It is most certainly not for everyone, but there’s definitely enough meat in Sausage Party to earn it a recommendation.
Kids are invited to enter the ‘Healthy Sheep are Happy Sheep’ photo contest Staff Reports
he New Mex ico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Growers, Inc. invite kids, ages 18 and under, to submit pictures for a photo contest, Aug. 5 - Oct. 5. The contest supports the local economy; displays New Mexico-raised sheep in our environment; and creates youth awareness about Scrapie — a fatal, degenerative disease that affects the nervous systems of sheep and goats — eradication. A first-prize win includes a $100 Tractor Supply gift card,
and the winning photograph will be featured in the NM Stockman magazine. Pictures must be of sheep and goats, any breed or number, and contestants can enter all the pictures they want. The sheep can be owned by the participant or belong to someone else. People may be included in the photographs. All submissions must include the permission and liability waiver form, which can be found at nmlbonline.com, completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian of the participant. Both digital and print photos are acceptable. By submitting, the contestant
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grants permission for his/ her photos to be used by New Mexico Livestock Board and the New Mexico Wool Grower’s, Inc. for a Scrapie brochure featuring New Mexico sheep. Additional photos may be used for other educational materials and marketing purposes by the above mentioned parties and the NM Stockman magazine. As Albert Einstein said, “In order to be an immaculate member of a flock of sheep, one must above all be a sheep oneself.” Visit nmlbonline.com/index. php?id=15#1698 for more information or to enter the contest.
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Aug. 12, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
ime for another edition giving readers the highlights of what’s arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Once again, it looks like a lot of unusual and interesting releases will be out on Tuesday. 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! Addicted to Fresno This independent comedy follows two co-dependent sisters working as hotel maids. W hen one of the ladies believes she may be responsible for the death of a guest, the other does her best to help get rid of the body. Reviews were mixed for this effort, with a few more falling on the negative side. While the majority complimented the lead performances and suggested it provided a few laughs, most called it an uneven affair, with some inappropriate jokes that came off as too mean-spirited. It stars Judy Greer, Natasha Lyonne, Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Fred Armisen, Jennifer St. Clair, Molly Shannon, and Ron Livingston. Baskin - Five cops are called in as backup to a remote location in a small town. They enter a large building and discover it’s filled with human remains. Even worse, they’re separated and start being attacked themselves; guess they’re just being added to the bones. This Turkish arthouse horror picture garnered strong notices overall. The popular consensus was that, while it may be slow moving, the feature was memorably engaging, twisting scare film conventions and giving viewers something a little out of the ordinary. The cast includes Mehmet Cerrahoglu, Gorkem Kasal, and Ergun Kuyucu. Dukhtar (Daughter) - After she is arranged to be married to a tribe leader, a prepubescent girl and her mother go on the run in an attempt to escape COMMUNITY
the ceremony. This drama from Pakistan follows the pair a s t h e y ’r e hu nted by t he g r o om and his band of followers. The press loved the feature, believing it deftly mixed heart-pounding thrills with serious issues like women’s rights, all in a captivating and dynamic manner. Sounds like a great little flick for foreign-film fans. Samiya Mumtaz and Saleha Aref play the mother and daughter on the move. Fathers a n d Daughters - A Pulitzer P r i z e winning writer finds h i m s el f suffering from mental issues after the death of his wife. Years later, he attempts to reconnect with his daughter, who is also having intimacy issues (having lost a parent at such a young age). This flashback-filled tearjerker boasted a stunning roster of talent, but didn’t receive much of a release and was panned by critics. A few found it touching, but most stated that the by-the-numbers story resulted in a film that was too syrupy and obvious in its manipulations. It features Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhane Wallis, Bruce Greenwood, Octavia Spencer, and Jane Fonda. A Hologram For the King - The most notable film of the week is this multi-national effort from director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, The International). The plot i nvol v e s a struggling American businessman who is sent to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic conferencing system to the country’s king. The press generally seemed to enjoy this eccentric and low-key comedy. While they admitted its tone and muted approach wouldn’t be for everyone, many enjoyed t he f i l m’s u npred ic t a ble
meanderings that capture the lead character out of his element in the desert landscape. It stars Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Skerritt, and Ben Whishaw. T h e Tige r: An Old Hunter’s Tale - Also k now n a s Daeho, this grim and dow nbeat Korean adventure comes from the filmmaker behind 2010’s cult hit I Saw the Devil. Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea, an aged hunter and an enemy army search the snow y wilder ness for the region’s last living tiger. There are no reviews yet, but the movie seemed to receive positive reaction back home. Several have complimented it as tense and visually striking, noting the deeper themes of conflict between man and natu re. The mov ie’s ca st includes Min-sik Choi, Man-sik Jeong, and Hong-pa Kim.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Lots to pick from on the classic mov ie front. First off, Warner Archives is relea sing a B lu - r a y o f t he d r a m a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). A family is reunited when the patriarch becomes convinced he’s dying of cancer. The estranged family tries to deal with their various personal issues. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives. There aren’t any details currently listed about the product, so interested parties
should check the official site to see if it carries over any of the bonuses from the old DVD. And while Warner Archive has a Blu-ray coming, they also have several of their catalog titles coming to DVD as well. This includes Blackmail (1939), Cabin in the Sky (1943), Dark Victory (1939), Dead Ringer (1964), Fury (1936), The Glass Bottom Boat (1966), The Good Earth (1937), Unholy Partners (1941), and The Widow From Chicago (1930). On a completely different tangent, Synapse ha s a couple strange horror-f lick s e q uel s t o the cult classic B a s k e t Case (previously released a few years back on Blu-ray by Image Enter ta i n ment / Something Weird) arriving in high definition. Basket Case 2 (1990) picks up where the original left off, with the lead and his murderous, basket-residing brother escaping to the country. Once there, they hook up with an eccentric millionaire who houses them with other unique individuals. It features an interview with the man who plays the title character as well as a segment on the make-up artist. They’ve also got Basket Case 3: The Progeny (1991), the final feature in the trilogy. This time out, the two brothers come into conflict when one finds a mate and fathers an offspring. Features are a bit slim on this one, with a trailer being the only thing listed. However, if you’ve got the other two, you’re probably going to want to see this series out to its conclusion. Kino has a couple Randolph
Scott westerns arriving on Bluray. One is Canadian Pacific (1949) and the other is The Cariboo Trail (1950). A d d i t i o n a l l y, A r r o w is releasing several of its titles in The Yakuza Papers series as separate Blu-rays. Alphabetically, they include Battles Without Honor and Hum anity (1973), Final Episode ( 1 9 7 4 ) , Hiroshima Death Match ( 1 9 7 3 ) , a nd Poli ce Tactics (1974). These titles originally came with plenty of extras, so there’s no reason not to assume they’ll do so individually as well. In the mood for something that will likely be politically incorrect? Scorpion is putting out a DV D of C h a r li e Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981). It’s actually a spoof of the famous detective, but all notices for the title were abysmal. At least one can look out for all the famous faces onscreen, like Peter Ustinov, Lee Grant, Angie Dickinson, Richard Hatch, Brian Keith, Roddy McDowall, and a very young Michelle Pfeiffer.
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR AUG. 12 - 18, 2016 FRIDAY Aug. 12 INTER-TRIBAL INDIAN CEREMONIAL RODEO Through Aug. 14, the 95th annual event features song and dance, bull riding, parades, pow-wows, and performances. Call Dudley Byerley for more info, (505) 870-2535. Red Rock Park, 118, off I-40 West, exit 26. Cinderella-2015.jpg FAMILY MOVIE At 3:45 pm, a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Cinderella 2015 RUG AUCTION Rug weavers will register and check in their rugs at 4 pm. Rug displays will begin thereafter. The auction begins at 7 pm. New Crownpoint Elementary school gymnasium, Crownpoint. (505) 879-9460. ZUMBA FITNESS GLOW PARTY WITH LORIE AND ALEX WITH DJ SHOOGZ 7 - 9 pm: Glow sticks, water, and refreshments will be provided while supplies last. $6 per person, or two for $8. For safety: Ages 13 and up. Thunderbird Supply Co. Parking lot, 1907 W. Hwy 66.
SATURDAY Aug. 13 NAVAJO CODE TALKERS DAY 5K At 9 am, the race begins. The event benefits the Young Marines Navajo Code Talker Day Fund, which helps raise money for funeral expenses for the NCT and helps educate young marines on the history of the NCT. Run/ walk begins and ends in the beautiful Navajo Nation Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hwy 264 Rt. 12 Bldg. 36A. Window Rock, AZ. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meetings every Saturday at 10 am, First United Meth-
odist 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. THE ART OF COLLECTING: NATIVE AMERICA ART A special four-hour interactive workshop providing a brief outline of the evolution and development of Southwest Indian art will be conducted by well-known local art collector Martin Link. The fee for this informational workshop is $15 and includes lunch and handouts. To register and for more information, contact Martin Link, (505) 8636459 or link87301@yahoo. com; seating is limited. The workshop will be held from noon to 4 pm at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill St. ARTSCRAWL: DOG DAYS OF SUMMER – CLASSIC CAR SHOW – PSA Calling all car guys and gals! gallupARTS is hosting a classic car show at ArtsCrawl: Dog Days of Summer. Park your ride and show off your wheels on the 100-block of Coal Avenue starting at 6 pm. The public will be voting on the coolest cars, and prizes will be awarded! ArtsCrawl is the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.
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ies in New Mexico to partner with the New Mexico Humanities Council for a special reading grant: Five Pulitzers in Five Months. As a recipient of this grant, the library will read and discuss five Pulitzer-winning and nominated books. At 6 pm, The Stories of John Cheever. Location: Main Library Meeting Room, 115 W. Hill Ave. BALANCING THE BOOKS 1-2 Aug. 16 - 18, join the SBDC for a Community Ed Personal Enrichment event. This course will provide instruction in the basic principles of accounting for non-accounting personnel and small business owners. Learn the necessary skills to perform essential accounting and record keeping operations. Course fee: $100. Additional class dates: August 23 - 25. Begins: 5 pm. For more information, call Denise Silva (505) 863-7743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: UNMG Calvin Hall, 203 College Rd. AUDIOTOPSY The band is an alternative metal supergroup consisting of Skrape lead vocalist Billy Keeton, Mudvayne/ Hellyeah guitarist Greg Tribbett, bass player Perry Stern, and Mudvayne drummer Matthew McDonough. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. All ages. $13. Juggernaut Music, 308 E. Hwy 66. WEDNESDAY Aug. 17 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 MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 7 AND UP) A club for kids interested CALENDAR
in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. This week: Toothpick engineering. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec. WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOVIES Join us for a free family movie. Starts at 5:30 pm. Library Main Branch, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: Race OPEN-MIC NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY Aug. 18 CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: Stick puppy dog. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
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. Second St. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD First Monday of the month, from 3 - 5 pm. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling, and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 722-0039 for information. Octavia Fellin Library: 115 W. Hill Ave. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden is offering organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue - Fri. We are located at 1130 E. Hassler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. For personal attention, call (505) 7268068 or when visiting ask for Vernon Garcia.
FRIDAY NIGHT HOOTENANNY Gallup’s longest-running live show! Every Friday night from 7 - 9 pm. Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, 306 S. Second St. 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: email@example.com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd. GALLUP SOLAR The nonprofit hosts educational presentations and offers potential solutions about all things solar, every Wednesday evening 6 - 8 pm. Your questions, ideas, and expertise are welcome. For info call: (505) 7289246, 113 E. Logan. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY YARD SALE The fundraisers are open 9 am - noon every Saturday. If you have household items to donate or wish to volunteer on construction or another service call Bill Bright at (505) 7224226, Warehouse Lane off Allison Road. 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. SUMMER INDIAN DANCES Join us for Summer Nightly Indian Dances from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Summer Nightly Indian Dances have been happening in the Gallup area for 24 years. We are excited to
be in our new facility at the Gallup Courthouse Square. Visitors to Gallup can take the opportunity to visit and learn from the many different dance groups. For more information, please call (505) 722-2228. Begins: 7 pm. Location: The Courthouse Square on Aztec Avenue between Second and Third Streets. SAVE THE DATE DELBERT ANDERSON TRIO DAT& DEF-I DDAT Saturday, Aug. 20, 3 pm: This Native American-inspired band, blending jazz, funk and hip hop styles, has been featured on NPR. All proceeds from the concert go directly to Battered Families Services, Inc., and ATD Fourth World New Mexico, two agencies working in Gallup to improve the lives of children and families. Church of the Holy Spirit, 1334 Country Club Drive. Free 24TH ANNUAL RAMAH NAVAJO FAIR & RODEO Aug. 25 - 28, the event features song and dance, rodeo, branding, doctoring, milking, a parade, and much more. Visit rnsb. k12.nm.us/fair.html for full details. Ramah Navajo Fair Grounds, Pine Hill. 52ND ANNUAL ZUNI TRIBAL FAIR Sept. 1 - 4, the drug- and alcohol-free event features Indian dances, a parade, arts and crafts, free BBQ, a carnival, food vendors, pow-wow, home arts, an agricultural exhibit, fitness events, concerts, a raffle, the 45th Miss Zuni Pageant, the 18th Jr. Miss Zuni Pageant and the Zuni Prince/ Princess Pageant. (505) 870-4038 or (505) 782-7000. MISS NAVAJO NATION PAGEANT On Sept. 7, join us for the Miss Navajo Nation Pageant. There will be sheep butchering, bread making, contemporary and traditional skills, and an interview by the Navajo Panel of Judges. Hand deliver your contestant application packet no later than July 26
at 9 am. For more information, please contact Dinah Wauneka dinahwauneka@ yahoo.com and Barbara Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Office of Miss Navajo Nation: (928) 871-6379. Contestant application packets are available at: Office of the Navajo Nation Museum, Hwy. 264 and Loop Road. BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES Sept. 27 - 28, join the SBDC for a Community Ed Personal Enrichment event. Topics include: computer vocabulary, operation of programs, email information, Internet aid for online search, and creating your own documents. Course fee: $100. Additional class dates: October 4 - 5 and 11 - 12. Begins: 5 pm. For more information, please call Denise Silva (505) 8637743 or email dsilva@unm. edu. Location: UNMG Calvin Hall, 203 College Rd. ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH FIESTA Oct. 2: Mass begins at 10 am. Blessing of animals at noon. Bike run, food, games, entertainment. Performance by Starlette Dancers and Bengal Girls, Dylan Vargas Karate demonstration, fire safety house, and lots more! Pie-eating contest! Karaoke contest! Drawing for the Calcutta Raffle starts at 5 pm — grand prize is $10,000. Tickets are $100 each, with only 350 tickets to be sold. For fiesta or ticket information, call Father Abel at (505) 863-3033 or Fran Palochak (505) 879-6570. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 411 N. Second St. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: email@example.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.
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