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riends, city and county officials, and members of the late Cecil Garcia’s family gathered Oct. 14 at the city fitness center at 700 Old Zuni

Road — which was renamed the Cecil Garcia Fitness Center last November — to honor the Gallup native and former city councilman with a bronze memorial. “He was rigorously honest in everything he did,” Joe Milosevich, who, although not in the same class,

attended high school with Garcia and was his friend over the years. “If you were ever backed into a corner, he was the


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new executive director for MainStreet is onboard. Jennifer Lazarz — theatre manager at the El Morro Theatre, interim city marketing tourism manager, and secretary of the board of directors at MainStreet — said Liz Hannum was recently hired for the job. Hannum, a Massachusetts native, begins the job Nov. 1. “We are pleased with the hiring and look forward to introducing Liz to the community” Lazarz said. “The Gallup MainStreet is very excited for her to begin work.” New Mexico MainStreet is a program of the New Mexico

Econom ic Development Department. MainStreet combines historic preservation with asset-based economic development to work with local affiliates and partners in rebuilding Main Streets. Lazarz said Hannum previously worked as an entrepreneur ial coordinator at Northern State University in South Dakota. Hannum also began her own organization to help startups, StartHUB, in Aberdeen, S.D. Hannum is a geography graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. She holds a master’s degree in international development and social change from Clark University in Worcester, Mass. Lazarz said Hannum’s professional background includes

An informal meet-and-greet session with MainStreet’s new director, Liz Hannum, was held Oct. 19 at Gallup Coffee Company. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura working with students, entrepreneurs, city officials, business owners, service providers and the like in Aberdeen. Hannum reportedly helped get nine businesses started in Aberdeen’s downtown, and helped 22 businesses make the move to fulltime or hire their first employee. B r e t t New b e r r y, w ho was part of the Gallup selection committee that hired Hannum, said there are a couple goals he’d like accomplished once Hannum gets settled. Community awareness


of MainStreet’s role is key, he said, and maintaining a relationship with the city’s Business Improvement District is equally important. “People have to know what a MainStreet does and how such an organization can benefit them,” Newberry, a Gallup accountant, said. “Secondly, I think you have to be in touch with [BID] on a daily basis. Those two entities to some


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Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee dies at age 96 Staff Reports


UBA CITY, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation lost a great treasure in the passing of Navajo Code Talker Dan Akee Sr. on Oct. 14 at 9:50 am. “Dan Akee was not just a Navajo Nation treasure. He was an international treasure and icon whose service will stand as a testament to the freedom of all Americans,” Nav a jo Nat ion P re sident Begaye said. Sergeant Major Akee was 96 years old when he died. According to Akee’s son, Dan Akee Jr., his father was born just north of the Coalmine Chapter house on Nov. 11, 1919. I n 19 4 4 , A ke e joi ne d the Armed Forces when he heard they were recruiting Navajos. He became a member of the Code Talker team attached to the 4 th Marine Division of the 25th Regiment. He took part in conflicts on four Pacific islands, most notably Iwo Jima.


Sergeant Major Dan Akee Akee’s son said his father was at the Battle of Iwo Jima when six Marines, including Gila River Indian Community member Ira Hayes, raised the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi. Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez established a close relationship with Dan Akee, Sr., when they assisted in renovating his house this past February. Akee said it was his dream to move back into the

house he built. “We gutted the bathroom, removed t he appl ia nce s, replaced windows and window frames and tore down walls,” Begaye said. “With the help of local volunteer groups, Red Feather Development and the Tuba City Veterans Office, we were able to renovate his home from top to bottom.” Begaye said it was an honor to assist the code talker, adding that Akee rode with OPVP during this year’s Nava jo Nation and Northern Navajo Nation fair parades. Akee Jr., who is a board member of Code Ta lker s Association, said he and his siblings would like to thank their father for his service to the United States. “My father always told us to be proud of speaking the Navajo language,” Akee Jr. said. “Always be careful of the words you speak as they are sacred, he would warn us,”


Palacios named Gallup Deputy City Clerk is now Gallup’s deputy city clerk. City Clerk Al Abeita made the announcement at a recent city council meeting. The promotion did not require city council approval. “[Palacios] is the new deputy city clerk,” Abeita said at the end of the Sept. 27 regular city meeting. “We are very pleased with her in the new job.”


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GLP announces construction plans for trans-loading project JOBS EXPECTED TO BE PLENTIFUL AS $4M PROJECT UNFOLDS

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embers of McKinley C o u n t y ’s b u s i ness community, along with city and county officials, gathered Oct. 17 for a groundbreaking ceremony related to the $4-million Gallup Energy Logistics Park. Ga l lup L a nd Pa r t ner s,

now.” Ean Johnson, a Phoenixbased economic development representative from BNSF and member of the GGEDC board of directors, told the near 100 people gathered at the Gallup Cultural Center to hear the announcement that there is no other project along the Southern Trans of BNSF. Pat r icia Lu nd st rom, a

Gallup Land Partner’s Robert Roche lays out the details of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park project at the Gallup Cultural Center Oct. 17. From left, Tommy Haws, GGEDC board; Ean Johnson, regional manager for economic development, BNSF Railway; Jacob Bracken, manager, Gallup Land Partners; Robert Roche, owner, Gallup Land Partners; Steven Edelson, business development manager, Gallup Land Partners; Dave Thompson, president, Engineering Rail Solutions. Photo Credit: Carrie House GLP Business Development Manager Steven Edelson talks about the Rail Master Plan during the announcement for construction of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park Oct. 17. Photo Credit: Carrie House LLC, and the Greater Gallup Econom ic Development Corporation announced that the first phase of the project is set to start within seven to 10 days. “This is an exciting day,” Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney said in opening remarks. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those of us in this community.” Next up is the construction of the project’s first phase – which includes the laying of some 11,000-square-feet of rail track that will connect the existing BNSF Railway loops. Robert Roche, the proprietor of GLP, said for the past four years the project has gone through the required design, permitting, engineering, and funding hurdles. “This is just the first phase,” he said. “We will show them why they should invest in this community.” Jacob Bracken, a manager at GLP, said the project will bring many jobs, at various levels, to Gallup and McKinley County. Both Bracken and Roche said at least 20 employees are “needed to start work right


member of the New Mexico House of Representatives and the executive director at GGEDC, said it’s a matter of

time before the full project comes to fruition in January 2017. She said the project entails six phases.

“This is definitely progress,” Lundstrom said. “This is the beginning, and there is a lot more work yet to do.”

Ready to engage in the ceremonious groundbreaking of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park Oct. 17, from left: Ean Johnson, regional manager for GGEDC; Patty Lundstrom, executive director, GGEDC; Robert Roche, owner, Gallup Land Partners; Mayor Jackie McKinney; Jacob Bracken, manager, Gallup Land Partners. Photo Credit: Carrie House

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SWITCH & SAVE Hillary Clinton at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore cc

Poll shows Clinton leading Trump by 10 in NM By Matthew Reichbach NM Political Report


recently relea sed poll shows Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by double digits in New Mexico, up from a five percent lead last month in a survey from that same survey. Both results comes from ZiaPoll, a pollster based in New Mexico. ZiaPoll provided NM Political Report with the full results of a poll conducted on the final day of voter registration in New Mexico and a previous poll conducted two weeks earlier. The poll conducted on Oct. 11 shows 46 percent of likely voters in New Mexico backing Clinton compared to 36 percent who say they would vote for Trump. Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson received the backing of 12 percent, while 2 percent said they preferred Green Party nominee Jill Stein. Of those polled, just 4 percent are still undecided. Johnson is a former New Mexico governor and New Mexico is one of the states, if not the state, with his best election numbers. A S e pt . 2 4 p ol l f r om ZiaPolls showed Clinton’s support in New Mexico at NEWS

42 percent, with support for Trump at 37 percent, Johnson at 16 percent and Stein at 2 percent. The Sept. 24 poll a lso looked at each of the state’s three congressional races and found all of the incumbents, Democrats Michelle Lu jan Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan and Republican Steve Pearce, with healthy leads over their opponents.

FAVORABILITY RATINGS In the poll on Oct. 11, 49 percent of likely voters had a favorable opinion of Clinton, compared to 50 percent who had an unfavorable opinion. For Trump, 40 percent had a favorable opinion, compared to 59 percent who had an unfavorable opinion. This follows a national trend where neither candidate is particularly popular, but Clinton is more popular than Trump. The Oct. 11 poll also found that 90 percent of voters were “very aware” of the video that “contained audio of Donald Trump making crude sexual remarks about women.” Mea nwh ile, 73 percent


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FBI releases 2015 stats on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted Staff Reports


ASHINGTON D.C. - According to statistics collected by the FBI, 86 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2015. Of these, 41 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 45 officers died in accidents. In addition, 50,212 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks and selected assaults resulting in injury are included in the 2015 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, released Oct. 18.

FELONIOUS DEATHS The 41 felonious deaths occurred in 21 states and in Puerto Rico. The number of officers killed as a result of criminal acts in 2015 decreased by 10 when compared with the 51 officers who were feloniously killed in 2014. The five- and 10-year comparisons show a decrease of 31 felonious deaths compared with the 2011 figure (72 officers) and a decrease of seven deaths

compared with 2006 data (48 officers).

OFFICER PROFILES: The average age of the officers who were feloniously killed was 40 years. The victim officers had served in law enforcement for an average of 12 years at the time of the fatal incidents. Of the 41 officers, 38 were male, and three were female. Twenty-nine of the officers were white, eight were bl a ck /A f r ic a n -A me r ic a n , two  were American Indian/ Alaska Native, and two were Asian/Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. • Circumstances: Of the 41 officers feloniously killed, eight were investigating suspicious persons or circumstances; seven were involved in tactical situations; six were conducting traffic pursuits/ stops; five  were killed in arrest situations; four were ambushed; three were killed while answering domestic disturbance calls; three were killed in unprovoked attacks; two were handling, transporting, or maintaining custody of prisoners; two were handling persons with mental illnesses;

and one was conducting an investigative activity (such as surveillance, a search, or an interview). • Weapons: Offenders used firearms to kill 38 of the 41 victim officers. Of these 38 officers, 29 were slain with handguns, seven with rifles, one with a shotgun, and the type of firearm was not reported in the death of one officer. Three officers were killed with vehicles used as weapons. • Regions: Nineteen of the felonious deaths occurred in the South, nine in the West, five in the Midwest, four in the Northeast, and four in Puerto Rico. • Suspects: Law enforcement agencies identified 37 alleged assailants in connection with the felonious line-of-duty deaths. Thirty-one of the assailants had prior criminal arrests, and nine of the offenders were under judicial supervision at the time of the felonious incidents.

ACCIDENTAL DEATHS For ty-five law enforcement officers were killed

DAN AKEE | FROM PAGE 3 Nez said he was saddened to learn about the passing of Dan Akee, Sr., but commended his ser v ice to the Marines as a Navajo Code Talker. “Our Navajo Code Talkers including Dan Akee, defended the United States aga inst


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accidentally while performing their duties in 2015. The majority (29 officers) were killed in automobile accidents. The number of accidental line-of-duty deaths remained the same as the 2014 total (45 officers). • Officer Profiles: The average age of the officers who were accidentally killed was 37 years; the average number of years the victim officers had served in law enforcement was nine. Of the 45 officers accidentally killed, 41 were male, and four were female. Thirty-three of the officers were white, nine were black/ African-American, one was A sia n / Native Hawa iia n / Other Pacific Islander, and race was not reported for two of the officers. • Circumstances: Of the 45 officers accidentally killed, 29 died as a result of automobile accidents, seven were struck by vehicles, four officers died in motorcycle accidents, two were accidentally shot, one died in an aircraft accident, one was killed in a fall, and one officer died in another type of duty-related accident. Use of seatbelts was reported for 26 of the

29 officers killed in automobile accidents. Of these 26 officers, 18 were wearing seatbelts, and eight were not wearing seatbelts at the times of the accidents. Use of seatbelts was not reported for three  of the officers killed in automobile accidents. • Regions: Twenty-nine of the accidental deaths occurred in the South, six in the Midwest, five  in the Northeast, and five in the West.

the interception of critical information and strategies by encoding messages into the Nava jo La nguage,” he said. “This code was never broken and is a great part of the proud history of our people.” “He helped to move the nation forward and as such, we grieve the loss of our Navajo Code Talker,” Begaye added.

“We send our deepest condolences to his family and we will order all flags to be flown at half-staff on the day of his funeral.” At this time, the Office of the President and Vice President is calling upon the Navajo people to keep the Akee family in their prayers. OPVP also sends condolences to the family.

ASSAULTS In 2015, of the 50,212 officers assaulted while performing their duties, 28.4 percent were injured. The largest percentage of victim officers (32.4 percent) were assaulted while responding to disturbance calls. Assailants used personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) in 79.0 percent of the incidents, firearms in 4.0 percent of incidents, and knives or other cutting instruments in 1.8 percent of the incidents. Other types of dangerous weapons were used in 15.1 percent of assaults. V i s i t: u c r. f b i . gov / leoka/2015


Church Rock man jailed on Fatal motor crash aggravated battery charge east of Grants BEGAY THREATENED GIRLFRIEND By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


Church Rock man rema i ned ja i led with a $5,200 bond Oct. 20 on aggravated battery on a household member and false imprisonment charges, officials said. The bond amount includes a warrant amount, according to a jail administrator. Gallup Police Department Officer Anthony Seciwa wrote in a report that he responded to a call at the Ranchito Motel at 1009 W. Coal Ave. at 3:39 am on Oct. 14. Upon arrival, he found Namaan Begay, 22, with a cut on his neck, and

Naaman Begay his girlfriend, who was holding her neck area in apparent pain. The victim’s right-hand fingers were cut.

Begay told Seciwa that his girlfriend of five years hit him out of the blue with a beer bottle because she was angry. When the victim returned to the motel room after visiting family, she found a drunk B egay, a ccor d i n g t o t he report. She said Begay threw her against a wall and held a bottle to her neck, before she managed to wrestle the bottle away, which is how Begay sustained his injury, the report states. T he v ict i m wa s t ra n s por t ed t o Ga l lup I nd i a n Med ica l Center for treatment. There was no attorney listed in jail records related to Begay’s case.

Alleged Vikings fan thrown in the slammer CLERK BLASTS THIEF WITH PEPPER SPRAY

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ich a rd Au g u s t i ne Mazon, 33, messed with the wrong clerk when he allegedly attempted to rob the Alon gas station, 550 U.S. 491, on the evening of Oct. 16. Accord i ng to Ga l lup Po l i c e O f f i c e r D o m i n i c Molina’s report, the clerk said a man wearing distinctive clothing – a black-hooded sweater, blue jeans, white shoes, and a mask – brazenly walked behind the counter and demanded money from him. The clerk told Molina that the man, now identified as Mazon, said, “Give me the money or [I a m] goi ng to shoot you … you have to the count of 5 or [I am] going to shoot you.” Mazon allegedly began the countdown, but didn’t reveal a weapon to the clerk. The only thing in his hand was a black bag to stash the stolen cash. But his plans were NEWS

Richard Augustine Mazon about to be thwarted. In a moment of clever deceit, the clerk pretended to reach for the money in the cash drawer, but grabbed pepper spray instead, blasting Mazon. The failed-thief ran out of the store, empty handed. According to an eyewitness, Mazon made his way to the ea st side of t he bu i ld i ng where he jumped into a silver Chevy Cruze. The witness was able to give a detailed description of the vehicle and Mazon’s clothing.

Po l i c e c o n f i r m e d t h e clerk ’s stor y a nd t he sus pect’s description by watching store surveillance video of t h e b o t c h e d r o b b e r y. Molina noted in his repor t that video footage revealed that Mazon fell in front of h is ca r before he f led the scene. Meanwhile, within a few hours, GPD Detective Neil Yazzie located the suspect’s vehicle traveling nor th on Second St reet f rom West Wilson Avenue. Yazzie and another officer pulled the vehicle over, and conducted a “high risk traffic stop,” in which police use an intercom and ask a suspect deemed dangerous to slowly step out of the vehicle. Mazon was still wearing the Vikings hat and clothing that he donned during the robbery attempt. A s of O c t . 2 0, M a z on i s st i l l i n cu stody at t he McK i n ley Cou nt y Adu lt Detention Center. He’s being held on a $10,000 cash-only bond.

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IBOLA COUNTY - On Oct. 18, around 7:30 pm, New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to mile-marker 98 on Interstate 40 in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a westbound vehicle dr iven by Natha n Chapo, 30, from Pine Hill,

PALACIOS | FROM PAGE 3 Gallup Human Resources Director K lo Abeita sa id Palacios officially began the job Sept. 2. Palacios, still the first face one meets when doing business at the clerk’s office, performs a variety of duties, including the posting and maintenance of meeting agendas, maintaining citywide records, and collecting municipal taxes and fees. Palacios said she’s happy with her new duties. One such duty, she said, is handling information pertaining to the Business Improvement District. “I like it a lot,” Palacios said. “My job duties are a little different than before. I like it.” Al Abeita said Palacios

crossed the median and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Brian Ashlock, 36, from Sugar Creek, Missouri. The passenger in Chapo’s vehicle, Colin Coho, 19, from Pine Hill, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. No additional information is available at this time. This vehicle crash is still under investigation was in Albuquerque this week attending the Municipal Clerk’s Certification Institute. “ S he i s pu r s u i n g her Municipal Clerk’s designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks,” Abeita explained, adding that the institute is jointly administered by the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Municipal League. T he week long ses sion covers everything from perfor ma nce issues to lega l principles. Palacios replaces Brenda Romero who moved on to another front-office city job a few months ago. Information on the cost of the Albuquerque certification session to the city and Palacios’ annual salary weren’t immediately available.

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Legal limit is .08 Preston Ray Dodge Oct. 16, 11:59 pm 3rd DWI McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s O f f i c e Deputy Ivan Tsethlikai Jr. m a de contact with Dodge, 34, after off-duty MCSO Deputy Merlin Benally noticed Dodge stopping in the middle of the road in Iyanbito in a white Ford pickup. According to Tsethlikai’s report, Benally said Dodge parked his pickup at a rest area near a gravel pile on westbound N.M 118, mile-marker 33, after exiting his car to take a picture of the railroad tracks, staggering back to the vehicle, and driving off. Tsethlikai arrived on scene, and found Dodge passed out in the driver’s seat. When

Tsethlikai made contact with him, Dodge smelled strongly of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes, according to the report. Dodge staggered out of the vehicle, trying to keep his balance. He failed field sobriety tests and there was an open container in his car. He had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for Aggravated DWI. He was transported to a local hospital for a blood draw before he was booked for his third DWI and the outstanding bench warrant. Cody Lee Sexton Oct. 12, 8:40 pm DWI M C S O D e p u t y Anthony Morales was on patrol while working the DWI Ta sk force when he noticed a white pickup traveling southbound on U.S. 491, continually riding the white edge-line.

Gonzales pulled the vehicle over at mile-marker 3 and approached the driver’s window. According to the report, Sexton, 26, smelled of alcohol and had shaky hands. He failed field sobriety tests. The passenger in the vehicle was issued an open container citation. Sexton blew .12 during breath testing and was booked at McKinley County Adult Detention Center for DWI. Miguel Romero Oct. 4, 8:36 pm DWI Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r C h a v o Chischilly wa s in the area of Bradley Street and Highway 66 when he saw a red car turn south onto Bradley — the vehicle went westbound in an



CHILD THIEF 10/16, GALLUP At 11:57 am, Gallup Police Department Officer Andrew Thayer was dispatched to 601 S. Dani Dr. Apt. M3 in reference to a larceny. According to his report, on arrival, Thayer made contact with a woman who said she’d left an iPad Mini on the coffee table before heading to Walmart. The only people home at the time, according to the victim, were her sons and their friend, 13 or 14 years old. According to the report, when the victim returned home after her trip to Walmart, the iPad was gone, along with $10 from her dresser drawer. According to the victim’s son, before the friend left, he’d asked to borrow a jacket. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect’s parents, but they were not available for an interview with police. A report was made for larceny of $250 or over.


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At about 1 am, GPD O f f i c e r Jasmine Jaramillo was dispatched to Gallup Indian Medical Center at 516 Nizhoni Blvd. in reference to a child injured by an airbag. At the scene, according to her report, Jaramillo spoke w it h t he d r iver, L a nessa Houston, 30, who said she was driving on Oct. 14 at about 11:30 am, southbound on Hwy. 602, when a deer ran westbound in front of her vehicle, causing a

collision. Houston did not call for medical assistance. Allegedly, a 1-year-old was sitting on the lap of a 13-yearold child in the front passenger seat when the crash occurred. Houston took all four children — ages 1, 13, 11, and 8 back to her home. The 1-year-old was later transported to GIMC by family, according to the report. He had abrasions on his cheek and temple, and his right eye was swollen shut, according to the report. Houston was arrested and booked for an outstanding bench warrant, and for allowing children to ride without restraints.

NARCOTICS 10/14, GALLUP According to a report, at approxi mately 1 2 :4 3 p m , McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s O f f i c e D e p u t y A r nold J. Noriega and other agents were traveling eastbound on Aztec Avenue, approaching the intersection of Arnold and Aztec, when Noriega noticed a white Chevy SUV traveling westbound. Noriega noticed that the driver was Juan Arellanes, 31, who had an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest. The MCSO agents pulled the vehicle over just south of Copper Avenue. The agents took Arellanes into custody. A 14-year-old was also in the car and told Noriega he was headed for a haircut with his uncle. According to the report, agents found a black tarlike substance inside


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FITNESS CENTER | FROM PAGE 1 best guy to have with you.” The Gallup City Council approved the renaming of the city fitness center at the request of Milosev ich and for mer Gallup Mayor, City Manager, State Representative, and City Finance Director John Peña. The bronze plaque bears the Nov. 15, 2015 date — the day council members OK’d the new facility name. Peña, a close friend of Garcia’s for many years, said he worked out with his friend daily

over the past decade or longer. “He was definitely a workout warrior,” Peña said. “I can’t remember too many times when he wasn’t here working out.”

THE MEMORIAL “For his dedication to health and fitness in Gallup and his timeless efforts to improve this facility for the benefit of the citizens of Gallup,” the 12-by-18inch plaque reads. The plaque sits atop a cemented structure to the north of the main entrance of the fitness center.

The daughters and other family members of Cecil Garcia attended the recent memorial dedication on Oct. 14. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney talks with Debbie Garcia, widow of the late city councilman Cecil Garcia, at the recent memorial dedication for Garcia. Garcia was a frequent user of the Old Zuni Road facility. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Everyone in attendance spoke of Garcia’s commitment to fitness and good health. Former Gallup mayor and attorney Bob Rosebrough said he knew Garcia for about 40 years.

“ We me t , e s s e nt i a l ly, through sports, through basketball,” Rosebrough said. “We stayed friends for a very long time.” Garcia died Oct. 15, 2015. He served the city council from

2011 through 2015, and was the grandson of a former Gallup city councilor who ser ved during Gallup’s early years. Garcia’s widow, Debbie, thanked the city and those in attendance for the dedication.

Martinez signs two budget bills from special session drafted as it excludes all child abuse prevention initiatives except home visiting services” and so struck the language “to support home visiting services.” Martinez already signed two bills passed during the special session, neither of which were particularly controversial. One authorized the use of $25 million in severance tax bonds for school instructional material and transportation costs, while the other temporarily stopped sending money from the state’s general fund to two other areas

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ANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez signed two budget bills that the L eg i slat u re pa s sed during the recent, contentious special session. One of those bills will move money from various funds to the general fund to pay for the budget deficit for both the fiscal year that ended in June and the current fiscal year. The bulk of that money comes from the tobacco settlement permanent fund. Martinez signed the bill without any line-item vetoes. The other bill deals with tax credits. Among other things, the bill closes a loophole on the highwage tax credit and restricts the health care practitioners deduction to only health care practitioners and not hospitals. The intention of the deduction was for only health care practitioners, but NEWS

of the state’s budget. Bills dealing with budget cuts and reverting funds for infrastructure projects that never began to pay down the deficit are still pending. Martinez also has not acted on the feed bill, which would pay for the costs associated with the legislative session. Martinez has until next Wednesday to act on these bills. If she does not, they will be pocket vetoed. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com

Gov. Susana Martinez. File Photo the wording made it available to hospitals as well. Martinez did make one lineitem veto on this bill. The House amended the bill to put $1.5

million to the Children, Youth and Families Department’s home visiting services to help prevent child abuse. Martinez said the language “is too narrowly Gallup Sun • Friday October 21, 2016


DWI REPORT | FROM PAGE 8 eastbound lane. According to the report, Chischilly pulled Romero, 55, over i n a lot on We st G a l l u p Av e n u e . R o m e r o w a s m o v i n g s l ow l y a n d spoke Spanish a nd broken English. He had a hard time wa lk i ng, a nd needed sup por t. A suppor ting off icer arrived to help with Spanish translation. Romero smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking. He blew .17 during breath testing and was booked for DWI. Angeline Tolth Oct. 4, 3:21 pm DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Joe R oa n hor s e was dispatched t o 140 0 S. Second St., t he Spor t s Page, in reference to a possible drunk driver. The same car had been

CRIME BLOTTER | FROM PAGE 8 of a McDonald’s straw on Arellanes’s person, as well as a small baggie of an undisclosed amount of narcotics. Arellanes said the narcotics were his, not his nephew’s. He was transported to the McKinley Adult Detention Center, where he was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


At about 8:45 pm, G a l l u p P o l i c e Department O f f ic e r Dominic M o l i n a received a call from fellow officers about a disorderly intoxicated male at the intersection of Third Street and Coal Avenue. GPD Officers Harlan Soseeah and John Gonzales had found him

seen going eastbound on Coal Avenue earlier. When Roanhorse arrived at the scene, a man was passed out in the passenger’s side of th suspect vehicle. The female driver, Tolth, 53, staggered out of Sports Page, according to the report. Tolth failed field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol. She refused breath testing and was booked for her first DWI. The passenger was taken to detox. Shawndell L. Antonio Oct. 3, 6:54 pm DWI M C S O D e p u t y A r nold J. Noriega was pa rked at the Nava jo Shopping Center at 1300 Chino Road in Gamerco, when he was advised of a possible drunk driver headed southbound on U.S. 491 from the 7-mile marker. The calling party was the sister-in-law of the driver;

she said the driver was very intoxicated. According to the repor t , Nor iega fou nd t he s u s p e c t a t t he 7- m i le m a rker of U. S. 491, s t a nd i ng beh i nd t he hatch of the vehicle, which wa s d r a g g i n g ba rbed w i re. Antonio, 22, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He needed assistance with balance so he wouldn’t fall into traffic. He failed field sobriety tests and consented to a blood draw. He was booked for DWI. Geno Moses Mescal Oct. 3, 5:35 pm 3rd DWI, Aggravated G P D Officer Cindy R om a nc it o was dispatched to 1300 Frontage Road in reference to two intoxicated people in a gray Jeep. When Romancito arrived at the scene, GPD Officer

banging on the glass doors of The City Electric Store on the 200 block of W. Coal Avenue during ArtsCrawl. Accord i ng to Mol i na’s report, he was pulling up to the intersection of Third and Coal, when he noticed two officers on the ground trying to control the man. Molina joined the officers in an attempt to restrain Pedro Don Nez, 29, who would not give the officers his hands, Molina wrote. According to the report, Nez bit Soseeah’s hand while Soseeah was trying to put handcuffs on him. Soseeah ended up at a local hospital for medical attention due to the wound. Nez continued to be disorderly, refusing to give officers his hands and, according to the report, Soseeah tazed and drive-stunned him. After several attempts, Nez was finally put in handcuffs and, because he was spitting, a spit mask was put on him, too. He wa s a r r e s t e d a nd booked on charges of aggravated battery upon a peace officer; resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer; and disorderly conduct.


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were “ver y awa re” of the hacked emails from Clinton (though it sa id they were hacked from Clinton’s email server; they were hacked from the personal email account of c a mpa i g n ch a i r Joh n Podesta). The Sept. 24 poll examined likely voters’ opinions on President Barack Obama and Gov. Susana Martinez. T hat pol l fou nd 51 percent had a favorable opini o n o f O b a m a , w h i l e 47 percent had an unfavorable opinion. For Martinez, 51 percent had a favorable opinion, compared to 48 percent who had an unfavorable opinion. The poll did not look at job approval numbers for either Obama or Martinez. The Oct. 11 poll did not examine the favorability of Obama or Martinez.

Norman Bowman was already there speaking with the caller. Accord i ng to t he repor t, Romancito activated her emergency lights at the scene so the suspect vehicle would not drive away. Mescal, 34, the driver of the suspect vehicle, said he was parked, and the female c a l le r c a me ou t s id e . He a sked her about her NF L team. The woman became upset a nd “st a r ted to say st u f f to h is pa ssenger a nd wa s throwing fingers (gestures) at her so his passenger and the fema le sta r ted yelling at each other,” the repor t states. Mescal told Romancito that, at this point, he drove away, going around the parking lot. He noticed police speaking with the woman, but he did not leave the scene. According to the report, Mescal slurred his speech and had red eyes. He smelled of alcohol. The female passenger also appeared to be drunk. Mescal refused field sobriety

tests and was put in handcuffs. He refused breath testing; this was his third DWI. Gerald Earl Brown Sept. 3, 9:35 pm DWI G P D Officer Cindy R om a ncit o was assigned at a f ield sobriety check point near 1006 W. A ztec Ave. when she made contact with a man driving a blue car who admitted he’d been drinking. According to the report, Brown, 19, did not have a license on him. There was a young female in the passenger seat. A woman, the mother of the child, arrived at the scene, and was later released with the child and the car. Brown failed field sobriety tests and blew .09 and .08 during breath testing. He was booked for DWI and charges of child abandonment and no driver’s license.


not support life imprisonment without parole.

T he p ol l a l s o del ve d into two hot topics in New Mexico—whether voter ID should be required for people to vote in elections and bringing back the death penalty. The poll finds that 67 percent of likely voters support requiring voter ID, compared to the 30 percent in opposition. When it comes to the death penalty for those convicted of killing children, police or corrections officers, 62 percent said they would support reinstating the death penalty, compared to 29 percent who said they would oppose it. F o r m e r G o v. B i l l Richardson signed a bill repealing the death penalty in New Mexico in 2009. Meanwhile, 76 percent support life sentences without the possibility of parole for those “who commit heinous crimes” while 11 percent said they did

BACKGROUND ZiaPoll describes itself as a “non-partisan public opinion pollster” based out of New Mexico. All numbers in this post are rounded to the nearest full number. Both polls surveyed using IVR, though the Oct. 11 poll u sed i nbou nd cel l phone ca l ls. Mobi le subscr iber s called in and took the poll via their cell phone according ZiaPolls co-founder Brandon Gregoire. The Oct. 11 poll surveyed 1,536 likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The Sept. 24 poll surveyed 1,415 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Visit: www.nmpoliticalreport.com

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ach year, the month of October br ings cooler weather, pumpk i n - s piced food s, costumed trick-or-treaters, and breast-cancer-awareness activities. Since the initial breast-cancer movement began some 25 years ago, various shades of pink, among other symbolic pink awareness artifacts, have lobbied for our attention during the month of October. It’s a

Why wear pink in October? not-so-subtle reminder that October has become an annual time everywhere to raise people’s conscience about breast cancer. Why does this disease get so much attention when it comes to women’s health? What is it about breast cancer that transforms the national conscience? The color pink is everywhere this month, and it’s hard not to notice; even the Gallup High School football team donned pink jerseys during a recent game against Grants. More t ha n 19 0,0 0 0 A mer ica n women a re

diagnosed with breast cancer each year, with about 40,000 of those cases resulting in deaths, according to statistics from the National Cancer Institute. Men are not immune to breast


cancer, either, with 2,000 new cases reported this year, and some 400 of those resulting in deaths, according to NCI data. I n a sense, st at ist ica l mortality speaks to the true

essence of the success of brea st - c a ncer awa rene s s among communities. It’s amazing to see the sheer numbers of survivors, friends, and families mobilize their efforts toward saving other people’s lives. We salute the community members, like organizers of walks and runs, who have made the awareness effort a success. Say hello this weekend — and throughout the month of October — to someone wearing pink. Awareness campaigns are done to educate and make men and women responsible for their health.


Last week, the media was overrun with the arrival of a super moon. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, “It’s an illusion.” If you close one eye and look through one end of a toilet paper tube — you’ll see the moon, once again, in perspective. This week, Madame G suggests you look at events in your life with a fresh perspective. Don’t make super moons out of paper plates.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You’re moody. Maybe you miss home, a real one, or an imaginary one. Take a moment to step back and reflect. Where are you going? “Not all who wander are lost,” J.R.R. Tolkien said. But those who wander aimlessly, uselessly, and thoughtlessly will neither benefit from a well-laid plan or the freedom of a carefree existence. What’s your purpose, and more importantly, why?

Rock-bottom isn’t the end. J.K. Rowling said, “rock bottom became the solid foundation in which she built her life.” You don’t have to become a billionaire rockstar novelist to have a better life. What will you do? What won’t you do? You’re more than you think or imagine, and you’re doing fine. Take a moment to revel in small victories. You’ve got this!

Do you need a slap in the face? Maybe you’re seeing double and need to relax. Whatever the case, you might be smiling like a fool and maybe you’re playing the fool. But it looks good on you, so enjoy the good joke. Life isn’t about how miserable and busy you can be until the end. Take a moment to smell the leaves and enjoy the smoke. Winter is coming…

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Are you exploding with anger? Maybe that’s just your everyday face. Whatever the case, you don’t have the right to kill anyone. Learn to harness your passion into productive moments. Instead of yelling at your co-workers, go for a run. Take a friend out to lunch and listen to her tell you about her life — don’t complain about yours. Write down three things you’re grateful for each day.

What’s your problem? Really? You may feel a niggling sense of anxiety. Did you lose your keys? Maybe you left the gas burner on in the kitchen. Maybe you didn’t. At times, our instincts are correct and we did leave a household appliance on, and sometimes, not. Tony Robbins said: “Most people fail because they major in minor things.” Step back and re-evaluate your problems.

If only relationships could be as easily restored as an old couch. We could just slap on a new pair of legs, paint, and upholstery, and you’ve got a brand new couch. Who knew? But human beings are a little more complicated. Maybe if you put a little time and TLC into a battered relationship, you could fix it up to be something unique and beautiful. And it’s all yours.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You need an action plan and maybe an exit strategy. Whatever the case, you’re the quiet type. No one will know you’re gone until they feel the breeze from the window or the loud thumping of the door. Exit slowly. Take extra pride in the details. But don’t let your need to be liked interfere with your success either. Sometimes you must make a stand for yourself. You’re worth it!

Life is for the making. This week, go bold or go home. You may need to take a few actionable steps to get where you want to go. It’s not always a good thing to walk out the door of a dead-end job, but sometimes it’s the best thing for you. But only you can make that decision. Before you make any life-altering decisions, stop! Think. Breathe. And ask yourself what you want. Listen.

Loss is never easy. It’s harder to get through than we realize. That’s because we hate facing our own mortality. Life is still beautiful. It’s okay if a few of your big dreams didn’t work out. Maybe you’re better off than you thought. Maybe life is better than you dreamed. Enjoy the simple things: canning goods, cooking, and showing love. It’s okay to be happy!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Life is a pain in the ass, but it’s better than the alternative. What would you like to accomplish? Just because you haven’t invented the next best thing doesn’t mean you won’t — doesn’t mean you will. So why are you doing it? For the love of it, of course. So if you don’t love it, why do it? Stop and ask yourself whether you’re doing things for the right reasons. Buck your own status quo.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Don’t look so sad. Just kidding — you can look as sad as you like. You don’t have to be rude, but if someone tells you to smile when you’re sad — don’t, if you don’t feel like it. You’re nobody’s rainbow (unless that’s what you want). Take a breath and walk away. Don’t give the situation any more time than it’s worth. You may feel as you like.

Does everyone seem a bit off? Maybe a friend looks like they’re putting up a few walls. Maybe you’re imagining the whole thing. Don’t look to others to make it right for you. Take action and put up a few boundaries of your own. Don’t create a story that’s totally crazy. Look at the situation as it is, but don’t make it worse than it is either. You’ll be fine.

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By Dee Velasco For the Sun


u nique t y pe of comedy wa s in f u l l sw i ng at t he Gallup Downtown Conference Center at 204 W. Coal Ave. on Oct. 15, when Rez City Improv & Comedy showca sed t he t a lent s of local comedians. Improv acting entails performances with absolutely no rehearsal prior to the show. In this case, performers came up with topics — with help from the audience — like

Center owner, said improv comedy is new to Gallup, and he can see it catching on. “Most of these ta lent e d come d i a n s a r e on my rooster for Native Stars T a l e n t A g e n c y, a n d I ’m really impressed with this new type of comedy for the area,” Segura said. “They’re pretty excited about it, and it’s something new for downtown — we’re always venturing with something new and hope it catches on with people around here.” F i l m m a ke r s f r o m t he University of California Los

Student filmmakers from University of California in Los Angeles interview improv members. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

The improv comedians perform with help from the audience on Oct. 15 at the Gallup Downtown Conference Center. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura acting out scenes from newspaper headlines, and one-person monologues. The local comedians on the bill were: Isiah Yazzie, Er ic T rev i zo, Ad r ia n ne Chalepah, guest Jamar Hall, and Efron Yazzie. K nifew ing Segura , Dow ntow n Con ference

A ngeles were a lso at t he event to film the aspir ing loca l comed ia n s, pr i ma rily because the majority of the featured performers are Native Americans. “I’m really impressed that they came all the way down from California to film this event and tell others about

Rez City Improv performs to a packed house at the Downtown Conference Center on Oct. 15. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura it,” Segura said. The show began with an introduction of the comedians, and it took off from that point with help from the audience, who supplied most of the improv ideas to the actors. Audience member Allistair McCray said he came to show his support for this type of comedy. “I came down to check out some of the local comedians and the comedy,” he


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said. “Online, I heard they were pretty good with good feedba ck on some of t he shows, so I came to give them support.” Talent like Ja ma r Hall, who found his inspiration from other Native comedians, traveled from as far away as Albuquerque for the show. “I drove in from Albuquerque because I like


Project uncovers oral histories of women along Historic Highway 66 Staff Reports


n Oct. 27 at 5:30 pm, documentarian Katrina Parks brings her latest women’s history project to Gallup’s El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave, for an evening of screening and discussion. The event is free and open to the public. The Women On The Mother Road in New Mexico: Route 66 Oral Histories reexamines iconic Route 66 from a female, New Mexican perspective. The Women On The Mother Road is a follow up to Parks’ first women’s history documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound. The program will highlight several notable Gallup women and include filmed interviews with several Harvey Girls whose lives intersected with Route 66 — Katherine Augustine from Laguna Pueblo will share her memories of growing up along Route 66 and

Cynthia Hare Troup on Route 66 in New Mexico. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cynnie Troup working in Gallup; and Rose Marie “Shorty” Sandoval will talk about her mother Mary Mochimaru Montoya who was a Japanese American Harvey Girl in Gallup during World War II. When project director Katrina

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Harvey Girl Mary Mochimaru Montoya dressed for work during Indian Ceremonial. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rose Marie Sandoval Parks began her research for the project, she was surprised by the breadth of women’s experiences along Route 66, as well as by the cultural diversity of the stories she was told. “As you might expect,

women often worked in family businesses along Route 66, but they also struck out on their own as artists, anthropologists, architects, waitresses, entrepreneurs, executives and real estate magnets, ” Parks said.

Themes of growing up, traveling, challenging gender stereotypes, confronting prejudice and pushing boundaries in a man’s world run through the new oral histories. The Nationa l Pa rk Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program manager Kaisa Bartuli, librarian and archivist Rose Diaz (the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque), and author Sharon Niederman will join Parks in presenting a slide lecture and several filmed and edited oral histories on Oct. 27. The project and event are made possible with support from New Mexico Humanities Council, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional suppor ter s i nclude t he National Park Service’s Route 66 Cor r idor Preser vation Program, the Octavia Fellin Public Library and El Morro Theatre. Visit: nmhum.org.

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Shown: Miss Wendy on vocals and guitars, Daniel Heller on drums, and Jedediah Aaker on bass at the Fabulous Miss Wendy show on Oct. 18 at Juggernaut Music.

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‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ isn’t all that necessary RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 101 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


nce again, what is funny to some is certainly not to others. A couple of weeks back, I saw a Zach Galifianakis comedy that I got a kick of out... it was strange, surreal, and brought a smile to my face. Less than a month later, he’s back in a completely different type of flick. However, this one just didn’t work for me. Keeping Up with the Joneses is predictable and comes across about as bland as its suburban sprawl setting. Jeff Ga ffney (Zach Galifianakis) is an affable human resources manager at a local tech firm, happily married to his interior designer wife Karen (Isla Fisher). However, with the kids off at summer camp, they begin to feel like their personal life could use a little more excitement. They get what they asked for when glamorous new neighbors arrive on their cul-de-sac — travel writer Tim Jones (Jon Hamm) and food blogger Natalie

‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ doesn’t quite keep up with expectations. It stars Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher and is now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox (Gal Gadot). They live seemingly perfect lives, which can’t help but cause a bit of envy/suspicion from the Gaffneys. The very capable cast is certainly trying their best to earn laughs. Galifianakis is an amusing foil as the sensitive trainer who encourages communication, and Fisher earns a couple of chuckles with physical comedy in her attempts to tail her neighbors. There’s another bit in which Jeff attempts to secretly search the Jones’ home and is forced to use his own socks as gloves (which he neglected to bring).

Hamm also has a couple of funny comments as he begins to befriend Jeff and take his neighbor’s philosophies to heart. All the same, a chuckle here and there (maybe about a dozen over the course of a 101-minute movie) seems like a poor return when there’s so much talent onscreen. The problem is clearly the script. It takes far too long to get to the good stuff. Audiences know from the opening scene that the Joneses aren’t what they seem, but the movie still introduces them into the neighborhood, and repeatedly puts them in social

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situations both individually and together with the Gaffneys. There isn’t any real conflict at this point, and the characters are so genial that the movie lacks any comic edge. You’d expect to see the Gaffneys stumble around and get involved in dangerous espionage activities, but it doesn’t happen early enough. When all is finally revealed, it comes toward the end of the second act, which gives little time to maximize the inexperience and awkwardness of the suburban couple in a life or death situation. The climax arrives quickly with little more than a couple of

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scenes involving Jeff and Karen in danger. And the reveal of the antagonist doesn’t earn more than a weak smile or two. He feels miscast and the mundane conversation just feels dull, instead of providing an amusing contrast with genre tropes. What’s all the more strange is how little of the film comes together. Earlier bits with the characters getting to know one another all deal with their eccentric interests. Jeff is a beer-brewing enthusiast and is also desperate to try indoor skydiving. Tim introduces his neighbor to bizarre cuisine at a local underground restaurant (which begs all sorts of questions that aren’t answered, but that’s another tangent). So you’d expect all of the skydiving, beer, and wild-animal talk to pay off when the secret agent escapades begin. But there are few if any callbacks to anything in these early scenes. Instead, viewers will see this story creak along in a very predictable and generic manner. There aren’t any surprises here, except for the odd tangents that don’t seem to go anywhere. It all feels like a missed opportunity. As the credits roll, you’ll likely feel as if Keeping Up with the Joneses isn’t all that necessary. Visit: www.cinemastance. com





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‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’ is simply unremarkable RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 118 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


o be honest, I wasn’t that big a fan of Tom Cruise’s first foray as Jack Reacher, a toughas-nails ex-Major who can’t help but find trouble wherever he wanders. Frankly, I can’t remember much about that movie, other than some particularly stiff, hard-boiled dialogue between the characters that just didn’t play. Regardless, a new thriller has arrived in the form of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. It corrects a few of the issues I had with the previous installment and replaces them with new problems.

‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,’ starring Tom Cruise, probably won’t bring audiences back for another viewing. Now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures The story finds Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) stopping various crimes while traveling across the country to meet Major Susan Turner (Cobie Smulders) for dinner. However, when he arrives, he finds that she’s been arrested by military police. It all revolves around weapons that

have gone missing. When he inquires, Reacher’s put behind ba rs a s well. Naturally, the two plot an escape and attempt to solve the mystery, even with an assassin (Patrick Heusinger) and his team in pursuit. Complicating t he m a t t er s i s t een a ger

Samantha (Danika Yarosh), who is targeted because there’s a chance that she may be Reacher’s illegitimate daughter. The script is still filled with tough-guy banter, although it’s not quite as eye-rolling this time around. Reacher’s partnering with Turner and the scowling youngster Samantha offer some opportunities for interplay and humor. And yes, it does result in an amusing line as well as a funny observation or two. Unfortunately, the concept isn’t fully utilized. Turner and Reacher are almost too similar to build up much contrast or tension between them and the hero’s interplay with surly potential daughter is all by-the-numbers stuff. The action is capably handled, with the leads performing plenty of well-choreographed fights as they race from location to location, and the odd bone-cracking moment is wince-inducing. Yet there remains a certain repetitiveness to the proceedings. This is a chase movie, with various persons arriving to arrest, beat up, or kill our hero. He stoically stands still, tells them that they’ve made a big mistake and then proceeds to rough them up without too much trouble. It happens again and again, and after a while, viewers feel no concern for the protagonists.

And certain story elements strain to suspend disbelief. Reacher and Susan argue about the safety and welfare of Samantha as they’re being pursued, then immediately wander off on their own to kill some bad guys and leave her completely vulnerable. The youngster doesn’t do much to help herself over the course of events, at times behaving ridiculously (texting, ordering room service with a credit card) and getting the group into unnecessary danger. I understand that she’s a kid, but surely the various attempts on her life should have dissuaded her from giving away their position. The hand-to-hand action is well shot and the movie itself certainly moves at a fast clip. However, it’s all a little flat and the bland story doesn’t end up inspiring much in the way of excitement. In fact, there’s nothing particularly remarkable about it at all... even the villains are strangely typical and don’t have any personality traits or ticks to help make them stand out (except for taking beatings). For action junkies, it’ll do in a pinch, but overall Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is the type of film that, appropriately enough, most won’t ever feel compelled to re-watch after a single viewing. Visit: www.cinemastance. com

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B2B Procurement Summit promotes ‘Buy Navajo’ Staff Reports


W I N A R ROWS, A r iz. - The B2B Procurement Summit a i med t o con nec t small business owners with Navajo Nation and enterprise procurement staff to further the understanding of procurement processes while giving entrepreneurs a guided perspective on growing a successful business. The Office of the President and Vice President in collaboration with the Navajo Div ision of Economic Development organized the 2 016 Nav a jo Na t ion B2B Procurement Summit at Twin Arrows Casino and Resort on Oct. 12 - 13. The theme of the summit was ‘Buy Navajo.’ Aaron Rosetta, CEO and m a n a ger of Na t ion s Ga s Tech nolog y, conducted a breakout session on ‘How to Present Your Business for Contracts’ in which he touched upon developi ng effective capabilities statements, making presentations a nd ma x imizing business

card real estate. Rosetta emphasized that financial opportunity is out there if entrepreneurs are strategic, concise and thorough in their approach to the marketing and presentation of their businesses. “One benefit is that the federal government is given directives to do business with minority companies. They look for t hem ,” he s a id . “Therefore it’s beneficial for minority businesses to have a ll their qua lif ications in order.  Are you a SAM company?  List it on your capabilities statement.  Are you a HUB zone company?  List that as well. Always maintain professionalism.” The event was designed specifically to provide insight into tribal processes for small busi nes ses a nd ent repre neurs. The goal of the summit was to develop a strong foundation for Navajo tourism, small businesses, and commercial, manufacturing and industrial development. Reuben M ike helped facilitate a session called

The B2B Summit hosted breakout sessions like “How to Present Your Business for Contracts,” “Contract Certifications,” and “International Trade.” Photo Credit: Courtesy

The Office of the President and Vice President along with the Division of Economic Development and Council of Economic Advisors came together to organize the summit. Pictured above from left to right: OPVP Chief of Operations Robert Joe, Council of Economic Advisors member Robert J. Miller, OPVP Executive Staff Assistant Juan Massey, and Director of the Division of Economic Development Crystal Deschinny. Photo Credit: Courtesy

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‘Entrepreneur Basics’ that addressed capita lism a nd economic development in I nd i a n Cou nt r y. M i ke i s a par tner in the Cameron Travel Plaza, which opened two months ago.  The plaza includes the Cameron Trading Post, a Burger King, and a McAllister’s Deli. During the session, Mike acknowledged that financial capital is a consistent struggle in the business world for everyone.

“It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, f ina ncia l capit a l is a st r ugg le and people get exasperated by this,” he said. “But there are ways to get money and not just through the Navajo Nation. There is the SBA, the loan guarantee up to $5M through the BIA. There are a lot of different avenues.” Mike wa s for tu nate to


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he Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City wants to hear from small businesses in New Mexico about the experiences they’re having in the credit market. Every year, most banks in the Federal Reserve system’s 12-bank network participate in a national Small Business Credit Survey to get the data they need to provide policymakers, business representatives and service providers with up-to-date information about business financing and credit conditions. Northern New Mexico falls under the jurisdiction of the Kansas City district, while Southern New Mexico is under Dallas’ district umbrella. This year, the Fed especially wants to hear from business owners in Colorado,

To administer the survey, the nation’s central bank teams up with organizations, or “distribution partners,” to encourage small-business participation. For the purposes of this survey, small businesses are defined as those with 500 or fewer employees. The survey aims to bring busi ness concer ns to the attention of the regulators who r un the world’s most powerful financial institution, and research results are shared with central bank presidents to help infor m monetar y policy decisions and determine the obstacles and opportunities that small businesses are facing in the credit market. 



degree work practically handin-hand with each other.” Neither Lazarz nor Newberry disclosed Hannum’s annual salary — MainStreet is a nonprofit 501(3)c organization, and as such, it’s not required to do so. He said an annual 990 tax return can be requested at the end of the year from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. An informal meet-and-greet session with Hannum was held Oct. 19 at Gallup Coffee Company. Gallup has had two prior MainStreet executive directors over the years, dating back to 2006: Sarah Luginbuhl and Lindsay Mapes. Gallup is the only entity in the state with MainStreet and an Arts and Cultural District designations, officials have said. An arts-and-cultural designation is given by the state and comes with tax credits, financial advantages, and other resources. Gallup previously lost its two MainStreet designations, but the most recent one surfaced under the Mayor Jackie McKinney administration.

have been indoctrinated into the work ethic of his family who own several businesses across the Navajo Nation. “I sometimes will go to work at 10 a.m. and not come home until 4:30 am. This is very common,” he said. “I’ve been able to watch my family do this and I’ve been able to take from them the teachings that work and are successful.” A lt houg h M ike ha s a n MBA from the University of Arizona, he said there is no MBA course on how to open a business on an Indian reservation on trust land where you can’t get financing. These situations, and sometimes obst a cle s, a re u n ique t o Indian country.  Professor at Arizona State University, Robert J. Miller was a part of the same session and supported that the potential for business opportunity on the Navajo Nation is enormous. Miller is a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and more recently a member of t he Nav a jo Nation Council of Economic



It also helps the Fed’s partner organizations acquire firsthand data so they can understand the challenges faced by local and regional businesses and tailor programs and ser vices to the needs of sta r tups, micro bu s i ne s s e s a nd g r ow i n g companies. According to an executive summary of the 2015 survey: • F i n a nci ng i mproved i n 2015, but half of all businesses applying for loans experienced funding shortfa lls between the third quarters of 2014 and 2015. “Microbusinesses and startups had the largest unmet financing needs with 63 percent and 58 percent, respectively, reporting a financing shortfall,” the survey reported. • Small banks are the lenders of choice: “Traditional bank lending continues to be the

primary source of financing for small businesses. Credit applicants were most successful and most satisfied with their borrowing experience at small banks.” • Online lenders, despite their convenience, have the lowest rates of borrower satisfaction. “Overall, 20 percent of employer firms applied at an online lender,” the survey revealed. “While the approval rate was relatively high for applicants (71 percent were approved for at least some credit), approved firms … reported concerns with high interest rates and unfavorable repayment terms.” The survey also noted that cash flow is a universal problem for small companies, as is finding skilled workers; most employers (63 percent) have small amounts of debt secured with personal assets; almost half of all companies

applied for credit in the past 12 months — mostly to expand or meet operating costs; and half of all applicants received less than what they asked for from lenders.

All New Mexico businesses are welcome to share their perspectives and experiences during the Sept. 12 - Nov. 23 survey period. The national results will be announced in March. The survey takes about 10 minutes for a business owner or key decision maker to complete. Follow this link to get started: bit.ly/2ddtVkc. 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.

Advisors. Although there is potential, there are also obstacles that entrepreneurs will need to overcome before seeing immediate success. “There are obstacles of infrastructure, lack of water and electricity and having sufficient seed money. We are in a rural area with small customer bases within rural communities,” he said. Miller said that the human capital aspect must also be taken into account. “Human capital is more than the sheer number of people. First of all, are the people trained? Are they able to work Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm? Does the workforce have skills to work in a certain industry?” he asked. These are considerations that all entrepreneurs and small businesses must assess to maximize potential growth and revenue. The lack of competition on reservations for small businesses is a positive aspect if the businesses can get up and running, he said. “The potential for every kind of business is here, especially for a reservation of this

size,” Miller said. “We want to buy like everyone else and jobs contribute to developing entrepreneurial spirit.” Du r i ng h is welcome address, President Russell Begaye acknowledged that tribal bureaucracy and administrative processes could be stif ling to small business ow ner s. O f t en bu si ne s s owners have to chase their packets through the la nd department to get their land situated. These lengthy processes can sometimes cause business owners to back out. “Business owners run at 100 mph while the Nation runs 10 mph. I know the red tape and I see contracts. People don’t realize the amount of time it takes. But we’re working to foster better process for the benefit of small business. Sometimes just changing one word or sentence in a policy can really help the business owner to get their business going,” Begaye said. The president reinforced that he always opts to search for Navajo business owners to fill contracts that he signs off on. “W hen I rea d t h roug h

these contracts I think of our Navajo business owners,” he said. “If I know of a Navajo business that could do the job, I send the contracts back to seek Navajo businesses.” The B2B Summit was a forthright effort on behalf of the OPVP and DED to facilitate better opportunities for small businesses to be successful in gaining tribal contracts, RFPs and business opportunities. Feedback noted the summit to be a first for the Navajo Nation, u nprecedented in terms of content. Participants felt the educationa l component i n t r a i n i ng to be beneficial in providing information on certification they can utilize to optimize their successes. Before closing, President Begaye commended the business owners in attendance. “You know what it’s like to work,” he said. “You’re the first to be on the site and last to leave.  You are passionate about your work and you believe in it,” he said. “Even in light of stifling policies, you are still working to be successful. Thank you and god bless you.”


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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for October 21, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome again to another edition of Blu-ray and DVD highlights making their way to shops this week. There are some big releases that will be of interest to many. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! A l i c e Through the Looking Glass The sequel t o 2 010 ’s Alice in Wonderland didn’t make much of an impact the box office this summer. After learning that the Mad Hatter is in a neardeath state, Alice returns to Wonderland where she attempts to help her friend and other residents by turning back time. While a few appreciated the darker tone, notices were generally poor for this follow-up. It stars Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Rhys Ifans. A Beautiful Now - A dancer finds herself at a sort of personal crossroads and invites her friends over for a strange get-together. In an attempt to decide on what extreme course of action to take, she asks questions about their lives and the choices they’ve made. Doesn’t exactly sound like a fun evening with friends, does it? This independent drama hasn’t gotten a lot of reviews as of yet. Most say it’s a compendium of indie film clichés. C a f é Society - The latest from Woody Allen i nvolve s a young man who decides to move to Hol ly wo o d and give living on the West Coast a try. He and a young secretary (who is involved with another man) begin to fall for each other. The lead attempts to win her, but finds that fate may have other things in store.


Writeups for this effort were good, if not exemplary. Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, and Corey Stoll are featured. Ghost Team - This independent comedy aims to poke fun at shows like Ghost Hunters. T he plot i nvolves a ma n obsessed with the paranormal. He forms his own team of misfit investigators to check out a local property that is said to be haunted. Reaction to this movie was a bit stiff. In d e pe n d e n ce Day: Resurgence - S ome 2 0 years after the original, the invading alien forces return to Earth to m o u n t another elaborate attack. Stepping up to save humanity are some of the characters from the original along with a new group of heroes. This summer blockbuster underperformed at the box office and received poor marks from the press. A scant few found it silly fun. Instead, the majority called it a loud, dull, and forgettable follow-up. Our Kind of T r ait o r - Based on the novel by John le Carré, this thriller i nvolve s a professor who accidentally befriends a Russian mobster while vacationing in Morocco. He and his wife are drawn into helping the man and his family turn over classified information to the U.K. government, and find their lives at risk. There wasn’t a lot of publicity or press for this effort, but reviews were actually decent for a well-acted and capably made caper with Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, and Damian Lewis. Spaceman - Bill “Spaceman” Lee is chronicled in this independent biopic, which follows the pitcher’s release from the Montreal Expos and Major League Baseball through his career in the minor leagues. Essentially, his outspoken behavior and counterculture beliefs are largely said to be

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responsible for the end of his professional career. The movie didn’t get much love from reviewers — many felt the movie was clunky in execution and the filmmaking techniques lacked the energy of its central figure.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! It’s an incredibly busy week for classic titles arriving on Blu-ray, so let’s get right to business. Olive Films have a full slate. They include the South Korean animated film, T he Fake (2013). It’s a dark and bleak effort about an ex-con trying to stop local villagers from being duped by religious hucksters. Things turn very violent. The movie earned strong reviews upon its release a few years back. Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970) is a Golden Globenominated drama with Peter Fonda and Michael J. Pollard about two motorcycle racers and their misadventures. One a more suspenseful note, The Return of Dracula (1958) is a low-budget black and white vampire drive-in f lick from United Ar tists; this tale predated Hammer’s Horror of Dracula (1958) by only a month. It was shot in California and involves the Count moving out of Eastern Europe and traveling to the US. Hope he brought his shades with him. Special E f fe c t s (1984) is a thriller starr ing Er ic Bogosian about a film director who murders an actress and then tries to cover up his crime by using make-up effects to frame another cast member. The film comes from director Larry Cohen (It’s Alive, God Told Me To, Q, The Stuff). Strategic Air Command (1955) is a Cold War action thr iller that sta rs Jimmy Stewart as an ex-pilot called back into action by the U.S. government — the film primarily deals with stress this

causes on his family. Villa Rides (1968) is a Western written by Sam Peckinpah and Robert Towne about Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. The movie stars Yul Brenner and Robert Mitchum. Distributor, MDV has Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2003), a documentary about a particular lounge in Jackson, M.S., that has hosted some of the greatest acts in blues history. Sadly, it has since been torn down, but at least you can find out all about it with this picture. Universal’s putting out a Blu-ray set called The Marx B r ot h e r s S i l v e r S c r e e n Collection. It contains some popular early efforts from the comedians, like The Cocoanuts (1929), Anim a l Cra ck e rs (1930), Monkey Bu sin ess (1931), Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933) (in a restored Edition). Sony’s bringing Cr ou chin g T i g e r , Hi d d e n D r a g o n ( 2 0 0 0) t o Blu-ray with a “Lim ited Clear Case Edition.” You’ll have to look it up to see if you get anything new besides the packaging for this release. Lionsgate’s bringing the Vietnam war film Hamburger Hill (1987) to Blu-ray. It features early performances by Don Cheadle, Dylan McDermott, and Courtney B. Vance and depicts one of the bloodiest battles from the conflict. L i o n s g a t e ’s “ Ve s t r o n Collector’s Series” line is releasing a double feature of Waxwork (the Unrated version) (1988) and Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992). They both pay homage to old monster flicks with characters entering a strange wax museum and magically traveling into living versions of the disturbing displays. If memory recalls, these aren’t classics, but the first one does has a few interesting sequences. Shout! Factory’s releasing a two-disc “Collector’s Edition” Blu-ray of the killer doll flick, Chil d’s Play (1988). This one’s about a killer who manages to possess a toy named Chucky before his death — he then torments the family who

purchases it (as well as random strangers). In the g r i t t y cr ime f lick Nighthawks ( 1 9 8 1 ) , Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams play New York cops hunting down a terrorist played by Rutger Hauer. The disc includes several new interviews with cast and crewmembers. Kino’s releasing a Blu-ray of the Burt Reynolds/Raquel Welch action/comedy Fuzz (1972), about a Boston cop chasing a mad bomber. And there’s also The Laughing Poli ce m an (1973), wh ich involves another maniac who kills passengers on a bus, one of whom is a cop. His late officer’s partner and anther detective attempt to find the man responsible. It stars Walter Matthau and Bruce Dern. The Pit (1981) is about a disturbed boy who befriends a malevolent force from a large hole in the woods near his suburban home. He uses it to destroy his schoolyard enemies. Finally, you can also pick up a Blu-ray of the Jon Voight drama, Table for Five (1983), about a divorced man with a wandering eye who takes his estranged kids on a vacation. While traveling, he must grapple with taking care of them on his own for the first time. Short Cuts (1993), from Criterion, is another Robert Altman picture featuring a massive, star-studded cast. The plot intersects various characters and stories set around suburban Los Angeles. The Blu-ray a lot of bonuses for fans of the film.

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SPORTS 360 Patriots roll over Gallup, 54-12 MHS PUTS UP IN FIRST HALF

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he Miyamura High School Patriots rolled over the Gallup High School Bengals 54-12 in a football game played Oct. 14 at Ga l lup P ubl ic School Stadium. The Patriots improved to 6-1, 2-0 on the 2016 football season and the Bengals fell to 2-5, 0-2. Both teams play in District 1-5A. “I was pleased with the way we played in all phases of the game,” Patriots’ head coach Wes Shank said. “I thought our defense stepped up and kept things going in the right direction throughout the entire game, particularly our defensive line.” Gallup got things going early in the first quarter and looked to be the dominating team when sophomore quarterback Burton Stalker completed a couple of passes to Zakarri Fields for short gains. Senior running back Jason Alatorre broke free for a long gain and senior running back Kevin Stewart took it in from nine years out for a 6-0 Bengals lead with less than seven minutes left in the opening quarter.

“We got some momentum going in the first quarter and that was a good start,” Bengals’ head coach Josh Olsen said. “We had trouble keeping some of that same momentum going after the end of the first quarter.” The Patr iots were just getting started. It looked as though Miyamura, which has won five of the last seven match-ups against Gallup, were trying to figure out what type of opponent they were playing. The Miyamura defense tightened against the Bengals and the offense followed suit. The Patriots scored on their next seven offensive possessions for a 46-6 halftime lead. The game looked out of reach at that point for Gallup. “We made some good offensive and defensive plays in the first and second quarters that allowed us to get a very good lead going into the second half,” Shank said. “Again, our defensive front played particularly well.” Junior quarterback Matt Chavez of Miyamura threw touchdown passes to senior


Bengal Quarterback Burton Stalker (13) looks for a teammate to throw the ball to while Patriot’s Defensive End Jose Sanchez (3) sets his sights on him for the sack. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Patriot Nicholas Ashley (51) counts down to make the snap. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura



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Bengal’s Defensive End Miles Craig (73) takes a knee as Miyamura gets ready for the play. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura SPORTS

High School Sports Undefeated Mustang’s trample Mavericks Scoreboard GALLUP MID BEATS MANUELITO MID 20-0 ON OCT. 19 Photos by Ryan Hudgeons

Football Oct. 14 Gallup @ Miyamura 12-54 (Gallup 2-5) (Miyamura 6-1) Wingate @ Zuni 30-40 (Wingate 3-4) Boys Soccer Oct. 18 Gallup @ Aztec 10-0 (Gallup 0-17) (Aztec 9-7-2) Farmington @ Miyamura 5-0 (Miyamura 5-12-1) Oct. 15 Kirtland Central @ Rehoboth 6-2 (Rehoboth 9-9) Oct. 14 Tierra Encantada @ Rehoboth 2-3 Oct. 13 Bloomfield @ Gallup 4-1 (Bloomfield 2-16-1) Kirtland Central @ Miyamura 2-1 Oct. 11 Gallup @ Miyamura 0-8 Girls Soccer Oct. 18 Aztec @ Gallup 5-0 (Gallup 4-13-1) (Aztec 12-7) Miyamura @ Farmington 0-3 (Miyamura 4-15) Oct. 15 Kirtland Central @ Rehoboth 5-0 (Rehoboth 5-12-1) Oct. 13 Gallup @ Bloomfield 2-4 Kirtland Central @ Mi-

yamura 2-1 Rehoboth @ Navajo Prep 1-0 Oct. 11 Miyamura @ Gallup 3-0 Oct. 8 Rehoboth @ Grants 0-4 Girls Volleyball Oct. 18 Rehoboth @ Newcomb 3-1 (Rehoboth 11-6) Thoreau @ Wingate 2-3 (Wingate 3-13) Oct. 13 Gallup @ Farmington 0-3 (Gallup 6-9) Bloomfield @ Miyamura 3-2 (Miyamura 6-1) Shiprock @ Wingate 3-1 Crownpoint @ Rehoboth 1-3 Oct. 11 Miyamura @ Aztec 0-3 Tohatchi @ Rehoboth 0-3 Scores and overall standings feature Gallup, Miyamura, Wingate, and Rehoboth high school teams, courtesy of maxpreps.com, which is not always up-to-date. We will only post scores from Thu - Wed. prior to publication. Submit up-to-date varsity team scores/standings by Wednesday to: gallupsun@gmail.com


in the opening half and that included five touchdowns and no interceptions. Coffee rushed for 115 yards and, like Chavez, sat out the second as well. The Bengals play at home Oct. 21 in a 5A game against Bloomfield High School (3-4, 0-2). Miyamura takes on 5A Kirtland Central High School (4-3, 0-2) in an away game.

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bringing laughter to the rez,” Hall said. “I am half Navajo, but some people can’t tell that — my jokes are basically based off me. I grew up on the rez, so I feel like I’m Navajo [he laughs] even though I don’t look it.” H a l l s a id he g r ew up watching Navajo comedians as a kid and decided to give comedy a try. “Being from the Farmington/Shiprock area, I got into comedy watching them in high school, and just these other Navajo’s doing it, and I could identify with some of their jokes and thought, ‘I should try this,’” he said. While Hall’s been performing for the last four years, comedian Adrianne Chalepah, who is from Oklahoma, has been performing with Rez City Improv for about a year. “It’s really a good training for performers to be on stage, w ith no prepa ration,” she said. “You just come up with things off the top of your head and try to be funny.”

a story to tell while you’re doing it,” he said. “We get aud ience sug gest ion s, no script, just all improvised.” Yazzie, who’s been performing comedy since 2012, aims to hold improv workshops, too. “I want kids to know what it is... to keep a hold of their creat iv it y,” he ex pla i ned. “Being Navajo, I would like to hold these conferences on what improv is all about on the Navajo Nation.” Nat ive A mer ica n comedy has become a powerful means of expression, inspiring even non-Natives like Eric Trevizo, who’s worked backstage at some of these comedy shows. “I’ve always wanted to be a comedian ever since seeing comedy shows in Shiprock,” Trevizo said. “I used to be part of security for the comedy shows and that’s how it all started. With laughter, Trev izo added, “I’m from Mexico and have been hiding in Shiprock.” Visit: GallupDCC.com and rezcityimprov.wordpress.com CLASSIFIEDS

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the Northside Neighborhood Association monthly meeting beginning at 6:30 pm at the Northside Senior Center. Councilor Garcia will be there to listen to your concerns. It’s a great opportunity to share ideas and we welcome your compliments and complaints. Please join us and feel free to bring a friend or two. If you have any questions, please call Linda at (505) 879-4176.

ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup.

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.

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 Public Library: 115 W. Hill Ave.


CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: Fridge-critters clothes pin. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 5:30 – 7 pm: Join the Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce for “Business After Hours.” This is an excellent opportunity to build important business relationships, keep up on what’s happening in Gallup and with your Chamber. Light snacks and drinks are always served and there are great prizes to be won! Held at TDFL. (505) 722-2228. WOMEN OF THE MOTHER ROAD 5:30 – 7:30 pm: From the creator of Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, comes a new set of oral histories focusing on the women of the mother road and their contributions. El Morro Theatre, 207 W. Coal Ave. Free SPOOKY COSTUME FUN RUN/WALK Features a kids’ half-mile trick-or-treat dash. Race-day registration begins 4 pm. Kids race starts 5 pm; adults begin 5:30. Fun, music, prizes, candy. UNM-Gallup campus running trail, 705 Gurley Ave. KID’S COSTUME CONTEST AND FALL CARNIVAL 6 -8 pm: For kids 0-12. Prizes awarded. Afterward visit one of the non-profit organizations hosting a fall carnival with games, cake walks and face painting. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. CALENDAR

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASS RMCHC Women’s Health Unit offers childbirth education classes, at no charge, every second Saturday of the month in the RMCH Library, 1901 Red Rock Drive, from 9 am-1 pm. Contact WHU at (505) 863-7026.

COME TO THE WATERS A nine-week exploration of some of the Bible’s more than 800 references to water — from the waters of chaos at the beginning of earth’s story to the river of the water of life in John’s Revelation – begins Aug. 31. The study begins at 7 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive) – the Church on the Hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office at (505) 905-3247. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Rd. All funds go to helping feed local folks. Call (505) 726-8068 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: gmchumanesociety@gmail. com. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.


GALLUP SOLAR The nonprofit, Gallup Solar, is hosting free Solar 101 classes about all things related to off-grid solar systems on the first three Wednesdays of each month, 6 - 7 pm, at 113 E. Logan Ave. All welcome any week. No registration required. For info call: (505) 728-9246. 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) 722-4226, Warehouse Lane off Allison Road. KARAOKE Friday nights: Karaoke at Sammy C’s with DJ Marvelous. 9 pm. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220. 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

JOB SEARCH WITH TECHNOLOGY Oct. 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Octavia Fellin Library is offering free computer training to the community. Class size is limited to 10 people. Register at the Front Desk. Prerequisites: Must have taken Beg. PowerPoint. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. FAMILY MOVIE Oct. 28, 4 pm: a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film: Hocus Pocus TRICK OR TREAT SPOOKY COSTUME CARNIVAL Oct. 28, 5 - 8 pm: Concessions provided. Revenue donated to Veterans Helping

Veterans. Wear yoru best costume and join the fun and games, with prizes, candy, and a costume contest. UNM-Gallup campus, 705 Gurley Ave., Gurley Hall.

PETACULAR PET COSTUME CONTEST Oct. 28, 7 pm: Pre-register at mall office. Categories: Dog, Cat, and other. First 25 registered receives a goodie bag for their pet. Prizes will be awarded. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. WORKFORCE FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING Oct. 29, 9 am-4 pm: emergency training or the workplace or community. $60. Rio West Mall, UNM Community Center next to JC Penny’s, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. HALLOWEEN AT THE CHILDREN’S BRANCH Oct. 29: 2 - 5 pm, celebrate Halloween at the children’s branch. Wear your costume and join the fun. There will be games, crafts, and treats for the entire family to enjoy. Get a jump-start on Halloween. If you have questions, call (505) 726-6120 or email aprice@gallupnm.gov. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. FAMILY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Oct. 29, 2 - 4 pm: Annual Family Halloween Carnival at the Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Free TRICK OR TREAT AT THE MALL 5 -7 pm, Oct. 31: Stay warm and trick-or-treat at the mall. No Masks. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. THE MOVING WALL The Moving Wall is a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and will be returning to the Navajo Nation on Nov. 3 – 7. For more info, contact Jackie Burbank (928) 349-0975; Tom Tso (928) 724-3386; Elbert Wheeler (505) 780-2803. Chinle High School, Chinle, Ariz.

spookiest day of the year with some fan favorite horror films. The Grudge, The Sixth Sense, and The Lost Boys. Come in costume; no masks. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE LIBRARY Oct. 31: Families are encouraged to come to the library to show costumes and receive a special treat. Trick-or-treat time will be 5 to 7 pm. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. TUBA CITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Nov. 18: As always, this is a community Christmas tree. It is you tree — a tree that will bring your family together once again, to laugh, to giggle, to cheer and “Rock Around the Christmas Tree.” Hogan Family Restaurant parking lot, 10 Main St., Tuba City, Ariz. 2ND ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR/ GOLDEN ANGEL GIVING TREE KICK OFF EVENT Nov. 19: Booths, $25. Big cupcake cake-walk. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. SANTA ARRIVES AT CENTER COURT Nov. 25 at the Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION UNM-G Nov. 30: 5:30-7 pm; Dec. 3: 9:30-11:30 am; Dec. 14: 2-4 pm; Jan. 7: 9:30-11:30 am. For all incoming freshmen including transfer students. UNM-G, Student Services and Tech Center Room 200, 700 Gurley Ave.

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND 2016 WINTER ARTS & CRAFT FAIR RECYCLING JAMBOREE Dec. 3 – 4 at the Larry Brian Nov. 5, from 9 am - 3 pm: Mitchell Recreation Center, Gallup Community Service 700 Montoya Blvd. (505) Center (Old Bingo Hall) Seeking vendors of recycled 722-2619. arts and crafts. Contact: To post a nonprofit or Betsy (505) 721-9879, betsy- civic event in the calendar windisch@yahoo.com. section, please email: HALLOWEEN FRIGHT FEST MARATHON Oct.31, 1 pm: celebrate the

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