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BIG BREAK GALLUP’S AGING INFRASTRUCTURE REVEALED, AGAIN By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he residential area at the intersection of Fifth Street and Hill Avenue in Chihuahuita suffered another devastating water line break Oct. 25, officials confirmed at this week’s Gallup City Council regular meeting. The break wa s to the 16-inch water main that feeds the Grandview tank, which
supplies water throughout the city, City Water and Sanitation Director Dennis Romero told council members. “There was another break,” he said. “We are working practically around the clock to get things repaired.” An initial break on Sept. 14 saw water sprout from the ground and seep into the lower levels of a residence owned by Melissa Ramirez. The Ramirez family was displaced due to the
break and the city is working with them on insurance matters.
LOOKING BACK After the September break, the Gallup City Council authorized $122,000 worth of emergency repairs to a 12-inch line at the Second Street rail crossing area. Then on Oct. 11, the
BIG BREAK | SEE PAGE 8
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NEWS Gallup Council gets film update WILL INDIAN CAPITAL LAND A FILM SOON?
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
allup Film Liaison Lisa Rodriguez updated the Gallup City Council at its Oct. 25 regular meeting on
the latest happenings around g reater McK i n ley Cou nt y with respect to filmmaking. The matter was listed on the meeting agenda as an information item and not as something that required council action.
Rodriguez, city film liaison for the past 10 years, is contracted with the city at an annual fee of $11,500 to bring opportunities to Gallup. She puts on the annual Native Film Series that takes place at the El Morro Theatre. The film series
is free to the public and offers films from around the United States. “This is just a very general update of what’s been going on lately,” Rodriguez began. “Obviously, it’s not final because in the film industry things are always turning and some things can’t be revealed.” Rodriguez told council members that two productions filmed in Gallup last spring will “wire” in late fall on TV:
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• RuralVet, an annual channel program, was produced by Gabriel Paduch, a filmm a ker f r om C olor a do. Rodriguez said the two-day visit resulted in consulting calls with the Indian Capital featured, to a large degree, in the production. • T he Un iver sit y of New
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Assistant U.S. attorney leads Election Day efforts involving voting rights and fraud Staff Reports
ASHINGTON – On Oct. 24, United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh will lead the efforts of the United States Attorney’s Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 8 general elections. AUSA Cavanaugh has been appointed to serve as the district election officer for the District of Alaska, and in that capacity is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters in Washington. “Ever y citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination, and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of
fraud,” United States Attorney Loeffler said. “The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.” The Department of Justice ha s a n i mpor t a nt role i n deterring election fraud and discrimination at the polls, and combating these violations whenever and wherever they occur. The Department’s long-standing Election Day P rog ra m f u r ther s these goa l s, a nd a l so seek s t o ensure public confidence in the integrity of the election process by providing local points of contact within the Department for the public to report possible election fraud and voting rights violations while the polls are open on Election Day. Fe d e r a l l aw pr o t e c t s against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes,
and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input. It also contains special protections for the rights of voters and provides that they can vote free from acts that intimidate or harass them. For example, actions of persons designed to interrupt or intimidate voters at polling places by questioning or challenging them, or by photographing or videotaping them, under the pretext that these are actions to uncover illegal voting may violate federal voting rights law. Further, federal law protects the right of voters to mark their own ballot or to be assisted by a person of their choice. The fra nch ise is the cor ner stone of A mer ica n democracy. We all must ensure that those who are entitled to the franchise exercise it if they choose, and that those who seek to corrupt it are brought to justice. In order to respond to complaints of election fraud
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or voting rights abuses on Nov. 8 and to ensure that such complaints are directed to the appropriate authorities, United States Attorney Loeffler stated that Cavanaugh will be on duty in this District while the polls are open. In addition, the FBI will have special agents available in each field office and resident agency throughout the country to receive allegations of election fraud and other election abuses on Election Day. Complaints about possible violations of the federal voting rights laws can be made directly to the Civil Rights
Division’s Voting Section in Washington, D.C., by phone at 1 (800) 253-3931, by email to email@example.com, or by complaint form at justice. gov/crt/complaint/votintake/ index.php. “Ensuring free and fair elections depends in large part on the cooperation of the American electorate,” Loeffler said. “It is imperative that those who have specific information about discrimination or election fraud make that information available immediately to my Office, the FBI, or the Civil Rights Division.” Visit: justice.gov
FILM UPDATE | FROM PAGE 3
Landavazo noted that the city and its surrounding areas have been ripe for film productions in the past. He suggested that going for “B” type films might be the way to go until Gallup builds a rappor t with the respective film producers. “Some smaller films would be per fect for this area,” Landavazo commented. Rodriguez said Maniatis walked through downtown and looked at storefronts and other areas that might be useful in film production. She said storefront improvements can set a film theme. “Sometimes it’s a matter of something not looking the right way for a particular film production,” Rodriguez said. La ndava zo sa id Ga llup wou ld have been a good place for scenes from the remake of The Magnificent Seven. That film is about an industrialist who seizes control of a small Western town. Martin Sensmeier, a Native American actor from Alaska, was recently in Gallup to attend the annual Gallup Film Festival. “I think this area can be successful with old Westerns,” Landavazo said. “I hope we get even the little leftovers.” R od r ig uez , who a c t ed in a Superman film shot at Ga l lup’s BM X pa rk ma ny years ago, said she’s eager to work with the city, the Ga l lu p - McK i n ley C ou nt y Cha mber of Com merce, and the community to put together a brochure about the film industry.
Mexico’s Ca ncer Center produced a commercia l through the state Economic Development Department in collaboration with the New Mexico Film Office, Rodriguez said. “[The commercial] was produced by Brad Morris, who is a documentary filmmaker and who provided the wildly successful ‘Film New Mexico,’” Rodriguez said. She told council members that Morris and the location ma nager, Claud io Ruben, scouted for about two weeks to find the right people for project testimonials. “ T he pr oj e c t br ou g ht in 45 crew members from Albuquerque, followed by a complete production cast,” she said, adding that both projects are set to be released late this fall. Rod r ig uez sa id New Mexico Film Office Deputy Director Nick Maniatis was in Gallup Oct. 14 and met with State Representative and Greater Gallup Economic Development Cor poration Executive Director Patricia Lundstrom. “The discussion was about improving film production activity in our area,” Rodriguez said. T he pa nel l i stened a s Rod r ig uez went t h rou g h pre-prepared remarks. Each didn’t say much, but seemed to take in what was said. C it y C ou nc i lo r A l l a n
Pearce: Control deficit, spending INCUMBENT IS N.M.’S SOLE CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he late Ronald Reagan, U.S. president during the 1980s, once joked that the federal budget deficit was so big at one time that people should stop making jokes about it, saying, “Leave the federal deficit alone. It’s big enough to take care of itself.” Steve Pea rce, the Republican incumbent running for New Mexico’s 2 nd Cong ressiona l Dist r ict, touched on the funny Reagan theme at a meet-and-greet gathering Oct. 24 at Sammy C’s Rock N’ Sports Pub & Grille. Pearce serves the U.S. House of Representatives. “It’s a problem that can be blamed on both parties to some extent,” Pearce said about national debt. “The deficit is something that has grown each year under the current presidential administration.” Getting rid of Medicaid fraud is a start to correcting federal deficit matters,
Steve Pearce, Republican incumbent for the state’s 2nd Congressional District, attended a meet-and-greet at Sammy C’s on Oct. 24. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura the Texa s -bor n congress man alluded. Such a solution would start with Medicaid providers who operate out of t r a d it ion a l of f ice set tings and defraud the federal
government out of millions, he sa id. Pea rce a lso suggested that getting rid of the duplicate ser v ices w ith i n government is another way to curb wasteful spending.
“There are over 100 agencies in the federal government that deal with children’s nutrition,” Pearce said. “Why not combine some of these programs and eliminate the duplication?”
Pearce, 69, said he’s been in politics long enough to know that if spending isn’t put under control, then the United States faces soaring inflation rates. On whether he supports Don a ld T r u mp, t he 2016 Republican nominee for the Oval Office, Pearce, first elected in 2011, said he’s a Republican and he’ll vote along party lines. Pearce holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from New Mexico State University a nd Ea ster n New Mexico University, respectively. He is the sole Republican serving the U.S. Congress from New Mexico. The 2nd congressional district, for which Pearce is running, encompasses a portion of southern McKinley County, including Ramah and Zuni. The election is Nov. 8. Merrie Lee Soules, D -Las Cruces, and Jack McGrann, R-Ruidoso, are on the ballot, too. Soules attended campaign rallies in Gallup and Iyanbito over the summer.
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Gallup car bandits released from jail By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
wo area people caught driving a stolen vehicle were a r rested and later released on their own recognizance from the McKinley County Adult
the American Heritage Plaza along U.S. 491 on a possible stolen vehicle check. The two were behind the wheel of a late model silver Jeep Patriot that had been reported stolen earlier on the same day. “Beverly stated that she was given permission to drive the
Detention Center, records show. Beverly Begay, 49, of Ganado, and Winfred Nelson, 45, of Gallup, were taken into custody Oct. 15 on receiving or transferring stolen vehicle charges. Begay was charged with DWI, not being in possession of a valid driver’s license, and possessing an open container of alcohol inside of a vehicle. Gallup Police Department Officer Chaz Troncoso pulled Begay and Nelson over at
vehicle by her brother, Robert Chavez,” Troncoso wrote in the report. “Beverly had bloodshot watery eyes, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol on her breath.” Begay failed field sobriety tests. An inspection of the stolen vehicle revealed no body damage, but did yield several Bud Light beer cans. Sam and Margie Brown, the actual owners of the Jeep, were ultimately contacted and the vehicle was returned to them, Troncoso wrote.
DWI driver hits chopper, jailed By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
Gallup man remained jailed at the McKinley County Adult Detent ion Center Oct. 27 on aggravated DWI; accident involving a damaged vehicle; and consuming and possessing alcohol in a motor vehicle charges, according to a police report. Glenn Livingston, 27, sped through an accident scene at about 2 am on Oct. 24, severely damaging a Gallup Med Flight helicopter and rear-ended a fire and rescue mobile unit, Deputy Christopher Tsosie of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a police report
on the matter. Tsosie noted that Livingston was driving southbound in an SUV at a high rate of speed along N.M. 566, near mile-marker 5. Livingston went through a barricade and hit the left side of a helicopter, causing the helicopter to turn halfway over, the report states. “The helicopter was not running and its propellers were not spinning at the time,” Tsosie recorded. According to the report, t he 2014 black Jeep t hat Livingston was driving sustained front-end damages and the vehicle’s driver’s side air bags deployed. Tsosie noted that Livingston had slurred speech and an
On Oct. 24, on N.M. 566, a drunk driver crashed into a Gallup Med Flight helicopter that was responding to an earlier accident. Photo Credit: gallupmedflight.com
Glenn Livingston intoxicating odor coming from his breath when an interview was attempted. Livingston declined medical treatment at the scene. There was no mention of damage estimates to either of the vehicles involved in the incident, according to Tsosie’s police report. The helicopter initially landed to transport a patient to Albuquerque who was involved in an earlier vehicular accident along Navajo Route 11 near Pinedale, Tsosie said. The MCSO and the Fort Wingate Volunteer Fire Department had set up road barricades to assist with air transport. The speed limit along the stretch of N.M. 566 where the crash occurred is 55 mph. There was no attorney listed in ja il records for Livingston.
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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports Legal limit is .08 Erin Juan Sandoval Oct. 15, 3:05 pm DWI, Aggravated McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s O f f i c e Deputy Josie Bowman was advised of a possible drunk driver at the Tohlakai Shell gas station off U.S. 491, according to a police report. According to Bowman, Sandoval, 46, got out of the vehicle and went into the business. When he came out, Bowman made contact with Sandoval and requested Deputy Tammy S. Houghtaling to join her at the scene. According to Houghtaling’s report, at the scene, Sandoval admitted to dr inking. He allegedly smelled of alcohol, and had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and blew .17 and .18 during breath testing. There was an open container of beer in the car. Sandoval was arrested and booked for aggravated DWI. Derrick Jim Oct. 13, 11:09 pm DWI M C S O D e p u t y Lorenzo A. Guerrero was on patrol eastbound on H w y. 118 near mile-marker 23, when he noticed a silver Chev y,
also headed eastbound, cross over the middle yellow line. It turned onto Aztec Avenue and crossed over road lines several more times, according to Guerrero’s report. Guerrero pulled Jim, 27, over at 202 Tocito Trail in Ga llup. Accord ing to the report, Jim smelled of alcohol and admitted to drinking earlier in the day. Jim failed field sobriety tests and blew .11 and .10 during breath testing. He was booked for his first DWI and a suspended license. Trish B. Pete Oct. 12, 1:48 am 2nd DWI, Aggravated Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f i c e r Dominic Molina was parked in a lot at 204 W. Aztec Ave. when he noticed a blue Ford heading northbound through the parking lot very slowly, according to his report. The vehicle turned east on Aztec Avenue and continued slowly on, about 10 miles per hour below the speed limit. The vehicle’s registration was expired and Molina conducted a traffic stop at 600 E. Aztec Ave. Pete, 24, smelled of alcohol and slurred her speech. According to the report, she had a suspended license for a previous DWI. She failed field sobriety tests and blew .18 twice during breath testing. There was a 4-year-old child in the car, in the back seat, without a seatbelt, sleeping, as well as a drunk adult male. Pete was taken to Gallup
Indian Medical Center for medical clearance before she was booked in to jail. Francisco Cerna Oct. 8, 3:58 am DWI, Aggravated M C S O D e p u t y A r nold J. Noriega was traveling south on t he Mu noz Overpass near the intersection of N.M. 602 and Aztec Avenue when he stopped at the traffic signal. According to his report, when Noriega continued on, he noticed a black Chev y Silverado stopped at the red light. When Noriega passed the vehicle, he noticed the front left tire was completely off and there was heavy front damage to the left headlight and fender. When Noriega approached the car’s window, according to his report, he could not make out everything Cerna, 19, was saying because Cerna’s speech was slurred. There were several cans of beer in the vehicle, as well as an open bottle of vodka. Noriega wrote that when he asked Cerna what his vehicle had hit, Cerna said, “he didn’t really know.” Cerna failed field sobriety tests. The crash scene was determined to be at Ford and Aztec. Cerna blew .17 twice during breath testing. He was transported to a local hospital and taken to McKinley County Adult Detention Center for booking after he was medically cleared. Paul Williams Oct. 7, 1:54 pm 6th DWI, Aggravated GPD Officer Andrew Thayer wa s dispatched to 413 S. Coyote Canyon Dr. in reference to a crash. Accord i ng to T hayer’s
report, at the scene, he made contact with Williams, 56, who was unconscious behind the wheel, with the vehicle running. Williams had red, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, and when he exited the vehicle, he used it for support, according to Thayer’s report. There was a six-pack in the car, with three beers missing and one open. Two empty minis were also in the car. Wi l l ia ms fa i led a f ield sobr iet y test a nd refused another because he was “a little bit intoxicated,” Thayer wrote. He blew .266 on the portable breath test and was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw. He had five prior DWI’s and was on the DWI felony list. Francisco G. Holbert Oct. 6, 11:47 pm 2nd DWI MCSO Sg t. Er ic D. Ji m
was on patrol eastbound on Maloney Avenue, when he not iced a sma l l red Chev y w it h a camper shell heading west a t a h i g h r a t e of s p e e d , according to a repor t. The d r iver r a n a stop sig n at Ninth Street and Jefferson Avenue. He drove on over the speed limit for a while, running a red light, before he finally got stuck on dirt road off Superman Canyon Road. The driver fled on foot. According to Jim’s report, supporting officers located Holbert, 29, east of the patrol units, lying on the ground. Holbert said “he was running because he was worthless and had nothing to live for,” Jim wrote. Hol b e r t r e f u s e d f ie l d sobriety tests and blew .13 and .11 during breath testing. He was booked for his second DWI.
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Gallup man busted for selling someone else’s vehicles VEHICLES WENT TO A SALVAGE YARD
By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor Terrance Yellowhorse of Gallup was arrested by Gallup Police Department officers on Oct. 26 for an arrest warrant stemming from the alleged NEWS
theft of 10 vehicles, sold for scrap over the summer, taken from another man’s lot. Accord i ng to the a f f idav it for a r rest wa r ra nt, Yellowhorse, 42, stole the vehicles from a storage lot off N.M. 118.
“Terrance had cut the lock to the gate securing the business,” the affidavit reads. From there, with the help of another man, Yellowhorse
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Jake Plummer headlines Gallup Rotary’s 2017 banquet By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
or mer National Football League star q u a r t e r b a ck Ja ke Plummer is the scheduled speaker for the 27th annual Gallup Rotary Banquet at Red Rock Park in February, officials confirmed. The announcement was made Oct. 26 at the weekly Gallup Rotary Club meeting. The event is one in which s c hol a r s h ip aw a r d s a r e given out to area high school students. “[Plummer] will be the featured speaker at our Feb. 9, 2017 affair,” Sammy Chioda, a local restaurateur and Gallup Rotary member, said. “We’re excited to host Jake Plummer.” Ch ioda noted that Gallup Rotary awarded more than $33,000 to
Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer signs a football for Staff Sgt. Richard Molnar Aug. 9, 2006, at a Denver Broncos training-camp practice. Photo Credit: Courtesy some 18 high school recipients last year. He said Gallup Rotary is set to equal
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or better that feat this year. A second-round pick from Arizona State University, Plummer played for t he Arizona Cardinals, the Denver Broncos, a nd Ta mpa Bay
Buccaneers of the National Football League. In 1998, Plummer started all 16 regular season games for Arizona and led the Cardinals to an upset win against the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, which was Arizona’s first post-season victory since 1947. Chioda noted that past scholarship banquet speakers have included Lou Holtz, Bill Walton, the late Tom Landry, Drew Pearson, Mean Joe Greene, Ronnie Lott, Tom Flores, and Tim Brown, among others. He said through 2016
more than $385,000 has been awarded to area students by the Gallup Rotary Club. Chioda said Februar y’s affair includes a meet-andgreet, a silent auction, a dinner, and the presentation. Since leaving the NFL in 2006, Plummer has worked as a studio analyst for the PAC-12 Network. Rotary International is a service organization with the purpose of bringing together professional leaders to provide humanitarian services and promote peace around the world.
BIG BREAK | FROM PAGE 1 full council OK’d a $334,700 contract, which was part of an emergency bid process to fix the Ellison water-line crossing. “Both of these lines provide an alternate route to provide water to the Grandview tank and these projects must be completed prior to completing the Fifth Street water lines,” Romero told council members. Romero said the immediate plan is to go to bid Nov. 12 to replace the Fifth Street 16-inch water line. “It is believed that the Second
but said the second break didn’t help matters. She said the city’s insurance carrier moves slowly in terms of rectifying matters, and she alleged “foot dragging” on the part of the city. Mayor Jackie McKinney assured Ramirez that the matter is moving at its proper pace. He said he’d monitor the situation on a daily basis and make sure the proper people at the city were in constant communication with her to make sure things are taken care of. “ T he c it y w i l l fol low through with the insurance carrier,” McKinney said. “It’s going to take time.”
Mayor Jackie McKinney has reassured the Ramirez family, who were displaced when the first water main broke, that the city will keep them up to date on their insurance claim against the city. File Photo
Councilor and Hotelier Yogash Kumar has provided temporary shelter at one of his hotels for a family who lost their home during a water main break. File Photo
Street and Ellison crossing projects will be completed in a few weeks, and the Fifth Street line can then be replaced in its entirety,” Romero explained. Ramirez said her family appreciates the work being done by the city, particularly the assistance with insurance adjusters,
The latest break created sidewalk and street cracks and threw mud and rocks on the Ramirez front porch. Cit y Cou ncilor Yoga sh Kumar, a hotelier, said he was assisting in providing temporary housing for the Ramirez family. NEWS
Rotary Club Students of the Month PHOTOS BY RYAN HUDGEONS
Deedra Gadman of Gallup High School
Malik Scott of St. Michael’s High School
Raquel Dale of Window Rock High School
Kyle Edsitty of Gallup High School
Max Aycock of Miyamura High School
Sumyuta and Max
Kyle Santos of Zuni High School
Oscar Kyle White of Crownpoint High School
Ma. Jochelline V.Plaza of Tohatchi High School
Paige Pinto of Wingate High School
Samyuta Komaravolu of Miyramura High School
Tyler Loretto of Thoreau High School
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OPINIONS Is the community willing to do its part for economic development?
o the Citizens of Gallup and McKinley County: I a t t e nde d t he a n nou ncement by Gallup Land Partners on Oct. 17 regarding the groundbreaking ceremony for the Gallup Energy Logistics Park. The event was hosted by Greater Gallup Economic Development Corportation. It was exciting to hear about the $4,000,000
investment to construct the rail terminal for the Park. It is critical for the community to pursue economic development in a proactive way so that we can expand our tax base and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Gallup and McKinley County. The expansion of the tax base should help us improve the infrastructure in
the community, and enable us to recruit more professionals to our area. If we have more professionals moving into the community, that will enhance the property values related to residential and commercial properties. The expansion of the tax ba se should increa se the resources available to the Ga l lup McK i n ley Cou nt y
Schools and UNM-Gallup. It is critical that the local schools educate and train the students so that they can compete for the jobs created from the economic development. Too many of the students must leave the local area to find employment in other communities.
DEVELOPMENT | SEE PAGE 12
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF OCT. 28
It’s your birthday — maybe. Madame G welcomes the Scorpio Sun into the fray. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, ancient agrarian humans believed the veil was thinnest around Halloween. The Celt’s Samhain was the celebration of summer’s end and marked time for communication not only with the divine, but also the dead. This week, listen close; your spirit’s speaking.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
The winds of change are in the air. As a hot-tempered fire sign, you want things NOW, if not yesterday. Internally, you’re afraid of running out of steam because your attention is limited. From the outside looking in, you’re demanding. Other’s may see you as the boy/girl who cried wolf. Remember, if the house isn’t on fire — it’s not an emergency. Breathe in, namaste.
You’re a feminine water sign, like Scorpio. But where Scorpio’s emotions run deep, like still water, you’re a raging tempest. Cancers are the most likely serial killers, according to the FBI. Committing crimes of passion both fierce and unplanned. You’re a force of nature. Consider your actions. What legacy do you want? It all starts with controlling yourself. Peace!
What’s the good life? You enjoy the finer things in life. This may mean you also enjoy a clean house, good food, and exercise. Sometimes, this involves lots of money. But not all that glitters is gold. Consider what makes you happy now, and seek that out. Is it the company of good friends? Maybe you enjoy tailgating with a friend and a beer. Do what makes you happy.
Your heart is a wonderful gift. But you’re stubborn and prone to hiding your heart under rubble. What you don’t do could harm the ones you love. There’s an old fairy tale — a horror story really — about a shriveled heart unused to love — and it kills its one true love. First, you must love yourself. Then you may love others in a way that doesn’t hurt them. Love is vulnerable strength.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
What a funny world we live in. One moment you’re headed toward a clear-cut path, the next moment you’re propelling down a 90-degree cliff. It’s a bit rough on the landing. But once your feet hit land — what a rush. You did it. Sometimes the life we live is much better than the one we imagined, “Oh, the places you’ll go.” Enjoy the ride!
Feeling sentimental is natural this time of year. Perhaps you’ve come across the photo of an old friend who’s passed or the trinket of a favorite pet, now deceased. Whatever the case, let it all out. Don’t carry it alone. Call your friends, daughter, and mother. Let them know how much you love them. Make a beautiful sculpture from the items and live, laugh and love. Smile!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Have you seen any trick-ortreaters? Hopefully they’re avoiding clowns. As an air sign, you’re more sensitive than most. You may even enjoy the joke of dressing as a clown yourself. Don’t get sucked into the trap. This isn’t the time for making outlandish political statements. Often when crowds are most riled up, they’re at their most dangerous. Be smart, good luck!
Have you heard? Your heart is speaking. As a practical earth sign, you don’t really like all this “phrew-phrew” stuff like emotions. You’re not heartless. In fact, you have a lovely emotional side. You’re just ever practical. You get things done right the first time. Madame G suggests you don’t get too preoccupied with reality. Allow yourself to dream and enjoy.
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Happy birthday Scorpio. Do you wear opal or topaz? This depends on your birthdate. Unlike the 11 other signs, Scorpios are symbolized by three daemons (scorpion, eagle, and phoenix). You’re a complex group. You even have two ruling planets: Pluto and Mars. This complexity has positives and negatives. But like all things in life—it’s what you make of it. You will!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Hello! Your soul is wandering again. What does this mean for you? Restlessness is solved by action. You don’t always have to leave for an extended period of time. Take a drive up to the mountains. Breathe in the fresh air. Trade your expectations for appreciation and you’ll notice the blessings and adventure flow in. Be bold! Smile.
You’re a good soul on a mission. Don’t lose heart. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. That doesn’t mean try three times and it works. Often, you’ll need to try 10 times before you see a result. Consider Pareto’s principle or the law of the vital few states: “Roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes.” Do your best and put your best foot forward.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Hello sensitive water sign. Like your fellow water signs (Scorpio and Cancer) you’re also ruled by emotion. Unlike their larger personalities, you’re more like a sweet kid-sister tagging along with the big kids. Don’t let this bother you. It’s a sign of maturity. Jim Rohn said: “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don’t go well.” You’ve arrived. OPINIONS
New Mexican Navajo initiates mission to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline By Ray Begaye Former N.M. State House Representative 1999-2012
ommunity members of the Eastern Navajo Nation agency and neighboring towns were reaching out to Kialo W i nt er s for i n for m a t ion rega rd i ng Sta nd i ng Rock Sioux Tribe’s stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Kialo Winters has initiated a solidarity supply drive with community schools, neighboring communities, and private groups to reach out to the protest camps in North Dakota who are protesting vigorously in order to protect the Missouri River watershed. Kialo Winters, along with his wife Terri, and 17-yearold daughter June, traveled to North Dakota to help Standing Rock Sioux protesters by delivering school books, supplies, and children’s winter clothing to Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa or Defenders of the Water School. The effort to stop the pipeline through activism, protesting, writing letters, etc. is critical in stopping the impending threat to
Ray Begaye not only the Sioux’s water supply, and sovereignty, but to the Missouri River watershed and livelihood of all Americans in the Midwest. Kialo Winters stated, “My daughter June, a high school senior, was adamant to contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. So, through our network of friends, we found out about the establishment of a school in Red Warrior Camp. Information from friends at the camp stated, ‘...30 kids are attending school and a lawyer [is] helping with the legal homeschooling framework…’
Kialo Winters the homeschool project began over Labor Day with 30 school students.” With this in for mation, Winters and community supporters gained support from Na’ Neelzhiin Ji Olta’ School, Pueblo Pintado School, Tsé Yí Gai High School, Ojo Encino Chapter House, TóHajiilee Community School, and area groups a nd orga nizations received supplies from community members. Since then, there has been an overwhelming response from community members. This was no surprise, as the
Eastern Navajo Agency and the surrounding chapters are very generous in spite of their own struggles. K ia lo Winters a nd the team who are contributing to this effort include Cheyenne A nton io, L oren A nt hony, A ndr ia ne Cha lepa , By ron Shorty, Hollie Mackey, Matthew Thompson, Erica Pretty Eagle Moore, Graham Beyale, Brian Staples, Keri Jojola, Kenneth Toledo, Shirley Antonio, Dayna Desiderio, Matthew Thompson, Paula Largo, Alberta Ballard, Wally Toledo, Mario Atencio, Cher yl Guer ito, Cha st it y Gordo, Samuel Sage, Dawn Tso, Deborah Tsosie, and Tera Frank. The Gulf and Valdez disasters are examples of greed and imperfect men’s plans, this pipeline cannot be allowed to happen. T r iba l Bu r ia l grounds have already been disrespected and disturbed by this unnecessary project. Oil prices are down but selfishness and greed are up. If the project goes belly up, does the government bail out the corporation who destroys a burial ground and threatens a Sovereign Nation’s water
supply and its surrounding communities? Kialo Winters (Navajo) is Tangle Clan, Towering House, Red Running Into Water, and One Walks Around You. He is from Na’ Neelzhiin - Torreon community on the Eastern Navajo Nation reservation. Winters works for Jerome and Sevaleah Tsosie at Native Innovation, Inc. This summer Winters became a recipient of a startup grant provided by the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program, which offers capital and mentorship to entrepreneurs in New Mexico and Oklahoma through New Mex ico Com mu n it y Capital based in Albuquerque. As a former schoolteacher for 14 years, former community volunteer firefighter as an EMT-Basic, Winters, with NEIR, has started a pre-venture business design to establish an off-grid leadership center with the Navajo education learning model as a guide for delivering the curriculum. His team includes Matthew Thompson (Navajo), Terri Winters (Navajo), and Nancy Upthegrove-Jaramillo (Seneca).
Inside the Basket of Undecidables MILLIONS OF AMERICANS CHOOSING “NONE OF THE ABOVE”
By Howard Barbanel
bout a dozen Uber drivers in Florida and New York have told me they’re not planning on voting for a presidential candidate and neither are most of their friends and family. Ditto with the ladies at the dry cleaners. Most of the personal trainers at my gym either aren’t planning to vote at all or not vote for President. Ma ny of t he checkout
people at the supermarket? Not interested. Then there are my business and professional colleagues who have been wringing their hands so hard that it’s amazing
they can still use their fingers. Anecdotal to be sure, but everywhere I go, people from all walks of life, of all genders and ages tell me they hate the choices for President and aren’t planning on voting for either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton. Most people who tell me they are planning to vote for a
presidential candidate are so markedly unenthusiastic you’d think they were being forced to swallow some horrible tasting cough medicine. Never in my lifetime (and I’m 57) have I ever seen so much ambivalence less than two weeks before a presidential election. There is a huge “basket of
undecidables” – people who either can’t choose or are determined not to choose a presidential candidate. A significant percentage of the everyday folks I talk to are planning to vote for Senatorial,
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Financial assistance will shield N.M. Obamacare shoppers from premium hikes By Health Action NM
L B UQ U E R Q U E While reports over t he pa s t s ever a l days have warned of steep premium hikes, financial assistance will help tens of thousands of New Mexicans afford quality health insurance through the beWellnm, New Mexico’s health insurance marketplace. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on Oct. 24 showing that unsubsidized premiums would rise about 25 percent nationally. However, the report also showed that the vast majority of shoppers are receiving financial assistance and will likely see only modest increases and some will experience a decrease in costs. And as premiums rise, so do premium tax credits. The vast majority of New Mexicans continue to get their
coverage from their employers, Medicare, or Medicaid and will not be impacted by the increases. The numbers cited in recent news stories only apply to individuals who earn too much to qualify for assistance in the individual marketplace. “While we are concerned about the overall trend of rising health costs, the Affordable Care Act was designed to keep premiums affordable for working individuals and families,” Barbara Webber, executive director of Health Action New Mexico, said. “Unfortunately, recent headlines have suggested that the premium increases would be widespread when they will actually affect a small portion of New Mexicans. We want to see fixes to the health law to ensure that those people are also shielded from increases.” “We received a number calls from consumers who were worried about premium increases. Headlines and sensationalized
media coverage have created confusion for consumers,” HANM Director of Policy and Communications Colin Baillio said. “[On Oct. 25], I talked to a consumer who was crying because she couldn’t afford a 25 percent premium increase. With financial assistance, her premium actually decreased by 1 percent. It’s very important that the media clearly report the role of tax credits for health coverage.” About 70 percent of current enrollees will have access to a plan that costs less than $100 a month and the vast majority of those individuals and families will have access to more affordable plans than in 2016. In order to receive financial assistance, consumers should purchase coverage from healthcare.gov, which officially opens for business on November 1st, 2016. New Mexicans have until Dec. 15 to sign up for coverage that starts on Jan. 1, 2017.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, New Mexico is now experiencing the lowest rate of uninsured residents in our state’s history, with just 10 percent remaining uninsured compared to approximate 23 percent uninsured rate in 2013. This is historic progress, but our work is not finished. T he nex t st age of hea lt h reform will be addressing the underlying cost of health care
in the United States and will require lawmakers coming together to fix and build upon the law to ensure greater access to health care for all people. Health Action NM is a nonprofit, statewide, consumer advocacy organization that works to ensure that all N.M. communities have access to quality, affordable, medical, and dental care.
DEVELOPMENT | FROM PAGE 10
that is so desperately needed here. To have change, people and businesses must take risk to drive the change. Based on my experience in the community, too many of our citizens want someone else to take the risk to drive the change. This approach allows them to “sit on the fence” and continue to benefit from the status quo. Ultimately, the status quo means that the community is not growing. If you are not growing, then you are dying. It is time that Gallup and McKinley County embrace the change necessary to support economic development. GLP and GGEDC are doing their part. Are you willing to do your part? Brett Newberry, CFE, CPA Gallup
There was a question from the audience that asked GLP what they were going to do to help the citizens in the community. It is my understanding that GLP is funding scholarships at UNM-Gallup for vocational education. Based on the GLP investment in scholarships and the Energy Logistics Park, they are doing their part to improve the community. It is time for the citizens and businesses in Gallup and McKinley County to make the same investment locally. Many people in the community communicate to me that they want change in Gallup and McKinley County. Unfortunately, their actions do not support the change
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Public art is tool for economic, community development By Finance New Mexico
ublic art has been a force for economic development in New Mexico at least since the Great Depression, when the federal government paid hundreds of unemployed artists to create murals, sculpture, and other artworks that grace federal buildings to this day. Nearly a century later, many New Mexico cities are using public art projects to promote economic vitality by creating a foundation for community identity, centralizing disparate neighborhoods with a collective vision and attracting the attention of businesses that value culturally vibrant communities. One of those cities is Rio Rancho.
“Public art speaks to our culture and how we value the places we live in,” Daniel Chamberlain, an architect with FBT Architects and chairman of Rio Rancho’s volunteer Arts Commission, said. “It is a wonderful negotiator of vision. It’s a quality-of-life driver.” The payback can be enormous, Chamberlain said, even if it’s hard to measure.
COMMITTED TO THE ARTS Rio Rancho created its Arts Commission in 2009 in response to recommendations by the city’s quality of life task force and as a way to infuse the city’s master plan with financial support for public art
Mother seeks ‘apolitical conversation’ on criminal justice system
L BUQU ERQU E – On Oct. 14, Advance New Mexico released a series of attack ads against Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez. On Oct. 15, Stephanie Maez, former House of Representatives (HD 21) and mother of Donovan Maez responded. “My heart broke when I saw the television ad with Mrs. Veronica Garcia and Mrs. Nicole Chavez Lucero. There are no words to describe what these mothers have had to and will continue to endure with the loss of their children. I pray to God that he heals and we as a community learn from these tragedies. Now is not a t i me to exploit…now is a time for unity peace and justice. My son, Donovan Maez spent nearly one year in jail for a horrendous crime he did not commit. HOW is that justice? If Governor [Susana] Martinez had her way, Donovan would have been convicted and executed for a murder he had no had knowledge of. Death is irreversible. Another life lost. I’m grateful we have champions like Senator Michael Sanchez that protect a nd OPINIONS
“Titan Rising,” by Greg Reiche, is part of Rio Rancho’s Arts Commission, which was created in 2009 in response to recommendations by the city’s quality of life task force and as a way to infuse the city’s master plan with financial support for public art projects. Photo Credit: Courtesy
projects. The city underscored that commitment by agreeing to set aside 1 percent of the revenues raised through related bond issues to cover the cost of public art projects. While public art isn’t a major job creator and its merits can’t be evaluated with traditional performance metrics, advocates argue that it contributes to economic development in multiple ways: It highlights a community’s cultural assets, bu i ld s com mu n it y pr ide, draws people together from inside and outside the city and enhances the natural and urban landscape. For example, the city in 2012 integrated art into the construction of a flood wall that was built for erosion control along Unser Boulevard, Rio Rancho’s main corridor from Interstate 25. To spruce up the otherwise dull and utilitarian structure, three 11-foot-tall monuments were built and embellished with colorful, weather-resistant murals featuring the area’s plants and animals. Arts Commission members see public art being integrated into many aspects of the city’s urban planning, including signage and landscape development codes. An example of
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Stephanie Maez uphold the fundamental tenant of our judicial system…fairness and morality. It takes strength and leadership among the voices of fear inspired opposition to do the right thing. He has and will continue to do just that…uphold fairness and justice while seeking solutions. We need to step away from political rhetoric and focus on true solutions — prevention, treatment and reintegration. Our community needs leadership in those areas and an apolitical conversation about how to truly solve the issues that exist in our criminal justice system.” Stephanie Maez Albuquerque Gallup Sun • Friday October 28, 2016
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COMMUNITY Americans for Native Americans generously benefits the Community Pantry ANA’S HELPING HANDS EXTEND FAR AND WIDE IN MCKINLEY COUNTY
still on the clothes,” Reiff said. ANA also helped the “Young Parents” program at Central High School, bringing in 15 car seats for the student parents who attend the school. Such students can’t ride the bus without car seats for their infants, so ANA stepped in so these young parents could stay in school.
By Dee Velasco For the Sun
n Oct. 19, the Jim Harlin Community Pantry was presented with a generous check from Americans for Native Americans in the amount of $56,850. Present at the event wer e C om mu n it y Pa nt r y Executive Director Alice Perez, Community Pantry COO Hilda Garcia-Kendall, Vice-Chairman of A mer ic a n s for Nat ive Americans Brian Reiff, ANA Corresponding Secretary Mary Lee Reiff, and ANA Recording Secretary Janet Grove. A me r ic a n s for Na t i ve Americans, a small organization formed in 1991 by Bill and Connie Eastburn, is based out of Doylestown, Penn., and has been helping the Community Pantry for the past 25 years. According to ANA ViceChairman Brian Reiff, the Eastburns founded the organization with a strong statement that has grown into several projects. According to its mission statement, ANA is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for Native Americans by providing essential goods and programs which foster self-reliance and mutual understanding.” The Eastburns first heard of the needs of Native Americans in Gallup while they were on a trip in Rome, Italy. There, they met Bishop Pollot of McKinley County, who spoke of struggles facing Native Americans, such as homelessness and people dying in the streets from exposure to the cold. The Eastburn’s compassion for Native Americans prompted them to raise the m o n e y fo r mu c h - n e e d e d blankets. “The Eastburns said, ‘We won’t let that ever happen again,’ so that first year they sent out two tons of blankets,” Reiff said. “Since then, we continue the blanket distribution and have been doing other projects, always in this area.’” COMMUNITY
ANA AT THE UNIVERSITY From left; ANA Corresponding Secretary Mary Lee Reiff, Community Pantry COO Hilda Garcia-Kendall, Pantry Executive Director Alice Perez, ANA Vice-Chairman Brian Reiff, ANA -Recording Secretary Janet Grove. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura Reich said ANA works “with the Navajo, sometimes with the Hopi and Zuni, in fact we have a relationship with the Pueblo of Zuni, where we buy eyeglasses for young students and sometimes adults, and we’ve done quite a lot of those over the years.” Among its services, ANA’s veterinarian event is held twice a year, Reich said, explaining that vets “come from all over the country to this area for about two weeks to set up animal clinics, large and small, offering services to animals that wouldn’t have that service.”
COMMUNITY PANTRY’S BACK PACK PROGRAM A large project that benefits from the generous ANA donation is the Back Pack program, started by the Community Panty to help McKinley County-area elementary schools. “Many of these children don’t have enough food at home; they do get a reduced breakfast and lunch at school, but when the weekend comes, there is not much food at home,” Perez, Community Pantry executive director, said of the children who benefit from the Back Pack program. The program sends these kids home “with food in a bag that is child-friendly—child-friendly meaning the food doesn’t have to be cooked, food that they can
pop open themselves, and eat right out of the cans. It used to be a back pack but now it’s a bag.” Perez said the new funding will allow the Pantry “to service all the kids in our program here in McKinley County for the entire school year. It takes about $3,500 a year to service one school.” The Pantry currently services 20 schools with the Back Pack program. Community Pantry COO Hilda Garcia-Kendall GarciaKendall said she plans on adding two more schools to the current 20. Many children, she said, end up sharing food with their siblings “because they don’t have much themselves.” The backpack program aims to help in such cases. Administrators as well as local schoolteachers and counselors in McKinley County identify the kids with the greatest needs. For the sake of confidentially, the Pantry does not know who the individual children are. Perez hopes initiatives like the Back Pack program will create a stir in the community, and increase its participation with the Community Pantry. “Since we are only a staff of eight, we feed over 3,000 people a month,” Perez said. “We rely heavily on the volunteer base of our community members to help with us, organize, distribute, and hand out to the community.”
ANA IN THE SCHOOLS Aside from helping out the Community Pantry, which is one of the largest ANA projects, ANA also helps out local schools. “We recently bought 40 sleeping mats for David Skeets Elementary [School] because the pre-school didn’t have any mats for the kids to sleep on,” ANA Corresponding Secretary Mary Lee Reiff said. “At Standing Rock, we bought bean bags chairs for the counselor because he had no place to sit to counsel his kids. We never assume the needs of the people we just listen to the needs of the people.” ANA Recording Secretary Janet Grove, said they work with schools in requesting “clothing, educational books, and school supplies—we’ll collect those and send them out each year. We had a heart-wrenching story where two children would share their school clothes, one child would wear the clothes in the morning and come home for lunchtime and change while his sibling would wear the same clothes that afternoon to school. So we’re happy to meet these requests for these families.” Whether it’s blankets or clothing, the folks at ANA always try to send out new— rather than used— supplies, so the children feel good about the items they receive. “That’s why we always do ‘tag-on,’ meaning the store tag is
A nother school-benefitting program is ANA’s Nursing Program at the University of New Mexico-Gallup. Reich said each semester the program gives scholarships to Native American nursing students enrolled at UNM-G. “Upon graduating, we even pay for their Drexel nursing fees so that they may obtain their license and expand their horizons,” he said. “We also bring some of the nurses here at UNM-G to our Doylestown Hospital and mentor them with our nurses there.” Reich said this year, two students who received scholarships are now employed in the area. “It’s wonderful to see that full-circle happen,” he said. “We gave to them and now they are giving back.” Perez said the benefits from ANA’s roles in the Community Pantry and McKinley County run deep. “They come down and spend a few days with us and they actually get their hands dirty, they help us constantly, they upgrade our facilities here, they’ve been working in our warehouse diligently, and even help with the program for the kids,” Perez explained. “They do so much for us here — and not just present us with the check — it’s all their help and work they do for us.” ANA has grown wonderfully in the past two years, and as a result, this year, the program was able to fully fund the Pantry’s Back Pack program. Visit: Americans forNativeAmericans.org
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Holt Hamilton offers free films in November GESTURE RECOGNIZES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
n commemoration of Nat ive A mer ica n Heritage Month, and in advance of its next feature-length film, the Mesa, Ariz.-based Holt Hamilton Films is offering free film screenings. The announcement was made Oct. 25 by Travis Holt Hamilton – the writer and director of several Native American-themed films that have been produced over the years around Gallup and parts of the Navajo Nation. “Our goal is to release one movie per week to allow people who haven’t seen our films to enjoy them and share them with others,” Hamilton said. “In the spirit of the season, we want to show our fans how thankful we are to them by offering them this special gift. Every week [on Friday] a new film will go up.” To v iew t he f i l ms a nd t o le a r n when t hey w i l l become available for viewing,
Travis Holt Hamilton Hamilton said interested parties can join the email list at HoltHamilton.com. “People can visit the website every Friday for a Vimeo link and password, or follow Holt Ha m i lton F i l ms on Fa cebook, T w it ter or Instagram for updates and get access to the online films,” Hamilton said. Or ig i na lly from Ida ho, Hamilton shot to fame in 2007 with the making of Turquoise R o s e , w h ic h i n t r o d u c e d actress Natasha Kaye Johnson of Twin Lakes to v iewing
Director Travis Holt Hamilton shot On Nov. 9, during Native American Heritage to fame with 2007’s Turquoise Rose, Month, the Octavia Fellin Public library will screen starring Natasha Kaye Johnson. Photo Legends from the Sky. Photo Credit: Courtesy Credit: Courtesy audiences, and pushed entertainer Ernie Tsosie of Fort Defiance, Ariz., further along the path of success. Tsosie, who recently released a comedy CD and DVD, is one half of the Ernie & James duo and also performs with the Native comedy troupe 49 Laughs.
H a m i l t o n’s f i l m s a r e considered low budget and rema i n popu la r a rou nd
greater McKinley County and the Navajo Nation. Hamilton made Blue Gap Boy’z (2008), Pete & Cleo (2010), More than Frybread (2012), and Legends From the Sky (2015). Ha m i lton is schedu led to make an appearance at Gallup’s Octavia Fellin Public L ibr a r y on Nov. 9, when Legends From the Sky will be screened. For a short time, Hamilton re sided i n Sh iprock a nd Kayenta, Ariz. His films have featured actor and entrepreneur Tatanka Means of Chile and entertainers Dey & Nite of Gallup. Means is the son of the late Native American activ ist and actor Russell Means. November i s Nat ive American Heritage Month, wh ich honor s t he cont r ibutions of Native peoples throughout the world.
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VEHICLES | FROM PAGE 7 hauled the vehicles to All City Recycling & Towing, 3109 Industry Dr. “We have him on a security camera, from All City,” McKinley County Sheriff’s O f f i c e r I n v. G a b r i e l l e Puhuyesva said, adding that Yellowhorse spread out his visits to All City, selling the vehicles for scrap on six different occasions. Two of the stolen vehicles were destroyed before All City caught onto the alleged scheme. To m a ke it work, Yellowhorse convinced his helper to use his ID to get the cash for the vehicles. The man told sheriff’s investigators that “he would not have used his own ID if he had known” the vehicles were stolen, and that he was hired by Yellowhorse “for cleaning up the yard.” Yel lowhor se fa ce s la rc e ny, c r i m i n a l t r e s pa s s , breaking and entering, and
Terrance Yellowhorse criminal damage to property charges. “Altogether it’s a fourth degree felony,” Puhuyesva said. On Oct. 26, Yellowhorse made his first appearance in Magistrate Court. He has a preliminar y hearing set for Nov. 9 in Judge Cynthia Sanders’ chambers. As of Oct. 27, Yellowhorse remains in custody at McKinley County Adult Detention Center, held on a $5,000 cash-only bond. COMMUNITY
‘Inferno’ flames out very quickly RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 121 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
t has been seven years since we last saw author Dan Brown’s puzzle-solvi ng profes sor on t he big screen, in the less-thanthrilling thriller Angels and Demons. I can safely say that the time away hasn’t done the series any favors. This newest tale, Inferno, takes a darker approach, using more nightmarish and horrific imagery to put the world in threat. However, it feels even more ridiculous than previous installments and fairly flat in execution. The latest adventure opens with Harvard lecturer Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) in hospital care, suffering from amnesia and bizarre visions. With no idea how or when he got there, he’s helped by young Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones). When an assassin arrives, the two go on the lam, searching for clues as to what is occurring. Langdon is also hunted by old flame Elizabeth Sinskey (Sidse Babett Knudsen), who now works for the World Health Organization. Langdon and Brooks begin to figure out that it all has to do with the imminent release of a lethal virus created by mad
‘Inferno,’ starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, may have worked 10 years ago, but the old and familiar formula isn’t as effective as it used to be. Now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. billionaire Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster). It’s a chase movie essentially, with the two leads having to study various works of art and solve clues left for them to find the location of the deadly virus. Which means a lot, and I mean a lot, of awkward exposition. Our leads spend a great deal of time explaining the significance of the works of Dante and Botticelli, what the clues mean, and how they’re solving the puzzles. It feels absurd on several occasions, like the characters are awkwardly explaining their actions to the viewing audience.
Perhaps that’s the way it has always been in these films, but it really feels forced here. Of course, it’s also amusing that in addition to being an M.D., Brooks is just as well versed in art history. Sure, a brief explanation for her expertise is given, but it all comes off as outlandish. There are attempts to create extra conflict, but they’re not very convincing. At one point, there is even some suggestion that previous to his blackout, Langdon may have been working for the bad guys. The characters may ponder this possibility,
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but audiences certainly won’t as they wait for our hero to explain away the mystery. While the details are gibberish, the final explanation and big twist is obvious and telegraphed with some strange looks and actions well ahead of time. It also begs a question or two that can’t be asked in print without giving the identities away. Early on, the movie features a lot of shaky camera work, quick cuts and blurry images to try and communicate Langdon’s memory loss and confusion. It’s overused and not necessary. Thankfully, the technique is forgotten by the second half of the
feature, and the photography improves dramatically. If I can say little else positive, at least the movie is an impressive travelogue. There are some beautiful locations featured. The Boboli Gardens and Palazzo Vecchio in Florence are beautiful to look at, as are the underwater canals of Istanbul. But I suppose you could also see all of that on a PBS travel doc. Additionally, a couple of minor scuffles and pursuits are well handled. The energy level is high, but considering the stakes, what is occurring onscreen never comes off as anything more than silliness. I was particularly amused by the climax, in which an armed government organization attempts to stealthily enter a site with hundreds of innocent people watching a symphony perform. I’ve never heard characters speak into radios so loudly while moving through a concert hall and not attract any attention from concertgoers. It all goes to prove the obvious. Inferno is really ridiculous, and despite its best efforts, it can’t be taken seriously as a suspense film for more than a minute or two before something silly is stated or done. It may have worked 10 years ago, but the old and familiar formula isn’t as effective as it used to be. In the end, this movie may have an effective scene or two, but the excitement flames out quickly. Visit: cinemastance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 28, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
t’s another busy week with all kinds of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. You’ll find all of the highlights below. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!
BIG NEW RELEASES! Capt ain Fantastic A single dad decide s t o raise his six kids in the wilderness, but finds his gra nd pla n falling apart when tragedy strikes and they are forced to reenter society. Reviews were quite good for this quirky independent drama/comedy, starring Viggo Mor tensen, George MacKay, Missi Pyle, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, and Steve Zahn. Hunt for the Wilderpeople This one has already come out on DVD, but t h i s week fans can also pick up the Blu-ray. It’s a come d y/ drama from New Zealand about an orphan who is adopted by a family in the bush. After a series of miscommunications, the boy and his foster father end up on the run from authorities. Critics have described it as a near perfect coming-of-age comedy, with as much heart as it has humor. The Id - In this independent horror picture, a lonesome woman in charge of caring for her nasty, domineering father has to deal with her own personal demons after she reconnects with someone from her past. Unfortunately, this is arriving direct-to-DVD and there aren’t any reviews for it at all. The Last Film Festival This independent comedy was shot way back in 2009 with ailing star Dennis Hopper (who passed away soon after production). Appropriately, the story follows a movie-maker
who can’t find distribution for his latest project and makes a last ditch attempt at an obscure f i l m fe s t i va l. A fter the death of Hopper, this feature sat on the shelf, but a recent Kickstarter campaign raised the funds to complete it. Reviews were tepid, calling it sweet but unmemorable. Still, it might be worth checking out just for performers like Hopper and Chris Kattan, Jacqueline Bisset, Leelee Sobieski and JoBeth Williams. Lights O ut - This surprise hit involves a young woma n (a s well as her friends and family members) being stalked by a malevolent spirit that resides in the darkness. Unfortunately, no matter how hard she tries our heroine just can’t keep the lights on. Notices were decent for a scary flick. Everyone found it predictable, but more were impressed by the terror sequences to ended up giving it a recommendation. M r . Church A c o ok i s hired to help t a ke ca re of a single mother battling breast cancer and begins to make a personal connection the parent’s 10-year-old daughter. As the years pass, he eventually becomes something of a father figure to the girl. This small period drama got panned by the press. It stars Eddie Murphy, Britt Robertson, Natascha McElhone and Xavier Samuel. Nerve - Throw out your smartphones, kids! In this suspense flick, a teenage girl finds herself playing a strange online game through her cell phone. Without warning, she is manipulated by the program into playing a very public version of “truth or dare” along with a stranger. Both of their lives hang in the balance. This effort actually received better-than-expected reviews,
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with the majority giving it a thumbs up. The movie features Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade. P a p a Hemingway in C u b a Note: T h i s relea se is only arriving on DVD with a Blu-ray to follow in the coming weeks. Based on a true story, a journalist composes a fan letter to famed author Ernest Hemingway. Shockingly, the reclusive writer responds, inviting the reporter down to Cuba to hang out. Notices were poor. It stars Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian Sparks, Joely Richardson, James Remar, and Mariel Hemingway. Skiptrace - It’s unfortunate that Jackie Chan movies are now on ly receiving l i m i t e d releases, but such is the case with his latest buddy flick. He plays a detective who teams up with a gambler played by Johnny Knoxville. Apparently, the high roller possesses evidence that could put away a nasty gangster. The press who did see it weren’t particularly impressed by this effort.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! Olive Films has a couple classics as part of their new Olive Signature line. The first is Night of the Grizzly (1966), starring Clint Walker as a Wyoming farmer who must contend with a nasty neighbor, a bounty hunter and, of course, a rampaging bear. They also have the beloved John Wayne/Maureen O’Hara effort, The Quiet Man (1952). In this tale, a boxer returns to his childhood home in Ireland and gets involved with a local woman. This won two Academy Awards for director John Ford and cinematography. On a completely different note, Arrow Video’s delivering The Herschel Gordon Lewis Feast set. For those unfamiliar with this low-budget B-movie auteur, he made his mark by producing graphic
horror flicks on a shoestring. He used extreme violence for shock value, with plenty of fake blood oozing through his multiple murder scenes. His movies are also incredibly campy as a result of the amateurish acting on display. This collection contains fourteen “essential films” newly restored from vault materials, all in one 17-disc box set (the features come on Blu-rays while the numerous bonuses can be found on bonus DVD). Shout! have T h e Exorcist III (1990) arriving in a new, two-disc “Collector’s Edition” Bluray. Ba sed on the 1983 William Peter Blatty novel, Legion, George C. Scott plays a cop who investigates a series of incidents with a connection to events featured in the original film. Of course, this sequel isn’t amazing, but it does have its freaky moments (including a chilling hospital hallway scene sure to send shivers down the spine). Horror fans who enjoy t he work of I t a l i a n director Lucio Fulci will be able to purchase Manhattan Baby (1982) on Blu-ray through Blue Underground. Considered one of the filmmaker’s more effective works, the stor y involves a family tormented by supernatural forces after visiting an Egyptian tomb. The disc comes with numerous features on the acting, music, make-up and writing. Kino has Blu-rays of Boy on a Dolphin (1957) an adventure flick about a poor diver who finds a gold statue off of the coast of Greece and must decide whether or not to sell his treasure or give it to a museum. Wolf Lake (1980) is a thriller about a war veteran (Rod Steiger) who retreats to a lakeside cabin with some friends. When he learns that one of the youngsters staying in the area is a war deserter, he and his buddies go ballistic, leading to brutal violence. C ohen Me d i a Gr oup’s
releasing Suddenly (1954) on Blu-ray. This film noir stars Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden and involves gangsters plotting to assassinate the president. Criterion has a Blu-ray of the Spanish comedy/drama The Executioner (1963). It’s about a n under taker who marries the daughter of an executioner. Despite his protests, he’s forced by his new family to take up his father-inlaw’s profession. As expected, you’ll get tons of extras on the Blu-ray. Criterion also has a Bluray of The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978). This is an Italian drama about family working a farm at the turn of the 20 th century and one boy’s attempts to attend school and benefit from an education. The movie has also been restored for Bluray release and comes with an hour-long TV program detailing the production of the film, as well as archival interviews and other bonuses. T h e crime f lick Pr ivate Property (19 6 0) i s arriving in high def inition courtesy of Cinelicious. A nd Sever in ha s some B-movie horror weirdness in the form of Burial Ground (1981) aka Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror, a zombie film that features a very bizarre and disturbing subplot involving mother/son incest. They also have the controver sia l docu ment a r y T h e Killing of America (1981), which details the exceedingly high levels of violence in the U.S. (more so than most other countries in the world) and the country’s slow decline as a result. The movie never came out in North America, but is finally getting a belated Blu-ray release.
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are this week’s options for younger viewers. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Special Edition) Shopskins Chef Club Transformers Rescue Bots: Bots Battle for Justice COMMUNITY
SPORTS 360 Gallup mercyruled by Bloomfield BENGALS DROP THIRDSTRAIGHT 50-PLUS GAME By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he Bloomfield High School Bobcats mercy-ruled Gallup 53-0 Oct. 21 in a football game played at Public School Stadium in Gallup. The loss was the third consecutive game in which the Bengals have given up 50 or more points in
coach Bob Allcorn said. “But we regrouped and came back. I was pleased with our overall play as a team.” The Bobcats got on the board with a screen pass from senior quarterback Brandon Charley when he found junior running back Adam Aguirre for a 73-yard TD. A few minutes later, Aguirre scored on a 74-yeard run from an off-tackle
Gallup High’s Bengal Band performs during halftime during Gallup High’s football game against Bloomfield on Oct. 21. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura
Burton Stalker (13) throws a pass downfield during Gallup High’s game against Bloomfield on Oct. 21. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons a game in 2016. The game was called at the start of the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule, which ends a game earlier than the scheduled stop-time if one team has a large, insurmountable lead over the other. The Bobcats scored on their first possession of the first quarter, in spite of the fact that Gallup got some very good field positions after a long kickoff return by Kevin Stewart. Stewart got an opening as soon as he caught the opening kickoff and outran Bobcat defenders for a 58-yard gain. Then Bloomfield (4-4, 1-2) regrouped and got things together on offense as well as defense. The return by Stewart was the most outstanding play of the game for the Bengals. “The kickoff hurt us being that it was at the beginning of the game,” Bobcats’ head SPORTS
play. Bengals head coach Josh Olsen could be heard shouting encouragement to the Bengals, but the first quarter belonged to the Bobcats. Aguirre scored again on a 28-yard pass and the Bobcats ended the first quarter leading 27-0. F resh ma n qua r terback Johnny Blueeyes and senior offensive back Jason Alatorre got Gallup’s offensive going in the right direction on run plays in the beginning of the second quarter, but the Bobcats’ defense stepped up to thwart Bengal progress. Bloomfield scored several more times on pass and running plays before the game was stopped at the start of the fourth period. Gallup takes on Aztec High School (5-3, 3-0) Oct. 28. That game is also a District 1-5A game.
Bengals lines up to try and block Bloomfield’s extra point attempt at the Oct. 21 game at Public School Stadium. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
GHS Bengal girls dance team performs at halftime during the Gallup-Bloomfield game. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons Gallup Sun • Friday October 28, 2016
Chief Manuelito Chiefs close season with a win Beating JFK Mid 26 to 0 on Oct. 26. Photos by Ryan Hudgeons
Gallup Highâ€™s Volleyball closes out season The Lady Bengals put forth strong effort, but not enough to hold back Aztec High, losing 3-0, in their final game Oct. 25. They finish the season 6-12. Photos by Ryan Hudgeons
Dryden Peanut (3) gives it her all at the net against Aztec.
Erika Begay (11) jumps up for the block against Aztec.
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Lucy Martinez (2) watches to see if her strike pays off. SPORTS
High School Sports Scoreboard
Football Oct. 21 Bloomfield @ Gallup 53 - 0 (Gallup 2-6) (Bloomfield 4-4) Miyamura @ Kirtland 50-14 (Miyamura 7-1) Wingate @ Shiprock 0-50 (Wingate 3-5) Boys Soccer Oct. 21 Rehoboth Christian @ Desert Academy 2-6 (Rehoboth Christian 9-10) Oct. 20 Kirtland Central @ Gallup 8-0 (Kirtland Central 9-8) (Gallup 0-18) Miyamura @ Aztec 0-4 (Miyamura 0-18) Oct. 18 Gallup @ Aztec 0-10 (Gallup 0-18) (Aztec 10-72) Farmington @ Miyamura 5-0 Girls Soccer Oct. 21 Rehoboth Christian @ Desert Academy 5-1 (Rehoboth Christian 6-211) Oct. 20 Gallup @ Kirtland Central 1-2 (Gallup 4-14-1) (Kirtland Central 8-11) Aztec @ Miyamura 5-0 Oct. 18 Aztec @ Gallup 5-0 (Gallup 4-14-1) (Aztec 13-7)
Miyamura @ Farmington 0-3 (Miyamura 4-16) Girls Volleyball Oct. 25 Aztec @ Gallup 3-0 (Gallup 6-12) (Aztec 13-6) Miyamura @ Farmington 0-3 (Miyamura 7-12) Zuni @ Rehoboth Christian 0-3 (Rehoboth Christian 12-6) Oct. 20 Gallup @ Bloomfield 2-3 (Bloomfield 8-11) Kirtland Central @ Miyamura 3-0 Wingate @ Shiprock 0-3 (Wingate 3-15) Oct. 18 Gallup @ Miyamura 0-3 (Miyamura 7-12) Thoreau @ Wingate 2-3 Rehoboth Christian @ Newcomb 3-1 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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UNDECIDABLES | FROM PAGE 11 Congressional and other races, just not for President. And I make it my business to ask folks about the election to see what people are thinking. What so many Americans are thinking is that they’re being asked to choose between the lesser of two evils and the problem is that the lesser of two evils is still evil. A lot of folks actually feel that President Obama looks good by comparison to who’s running now, thereby conclusively proving Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. The first Billboard number one single of the 21st Century was Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me” (2000), wherein the Jamaican pop-reggae singer relates how when caught by his girlfriend in flagrante delicto with another woman decides to outrageously, vociferously and repeatedly deny everything by saying “it wasn’t me,” despite clear visual evidence to the contrary. (youtu.be/ Qv5fqunQ_4I). That’s how a lot of the Undecidables feel about Hillary Clinton. A lot of prevarication. A lot of shenanigans with missing emails, personal servers and bald-faced denials in the face of Wikileaks visual proof. Many of these people are
PUBLIC ART | FROM PAGE 13 the latter is the commission’s proposal to substitute works of art for drought-killed trees on arterial medians.
BUILDING CONNECTEDNESS Chamberlain identified three components of Rio Rancho’s 2016 public arts plan: agreeing on universal and binding themes, obtaining funding and identifying where to place works of art to have the greatest impact on residents’ quality of life. The commission came up with four themes that emphasize members’ desire to work with what nature provides — earth, wind, sky, and sun; light and darkness; shade and shadow; and natural landscape and habitat. Commission members proposed to supplement the 1 percent set-aside with grant money and private donations. And the commission is committed to distributing artworks in each of the city’s six districts and thinking creatively of how natural features like arroyos
former Bernie Sanders supporters who also are uncomfortable with the millions she and her husband made to essentially peddle influence and access along with her close ties to the Top 1 Percent. Then there is Donald Trump. For fans of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ seminal take on plutocratic excess, one can’t help but recall that when the character Charles Foster Kane (while running for governor) was caught having an affair he opted not to do the honorable thing and withdraw from the race but tough it out even with the specter of horrible defeat looming before his eyes. A newspaper magnate, he has front pages prepared with the huge headline “Fraud at the Polls” if he didn’t win. Trump’s railing about the election being “rigged” while having no shame whatsoever about his verbal and physical treatment of women is life-imitating art incarnate. Trump also has that “Il Duce” thing going on. Ron Chernow in his bestselling biography “Alexander Hamilton” asserts that “Hamilton’s besetting fear was that American democracy would be spoiled by demagogues who would mouth popular shibboleths to conceal their despotism.” At
the Constitutional Convention held during the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia Hamilton said that “demagogues are not always inconsiderable persons. Patricians are frequently demagogues.” The clergyman at the house of worship I attend gave a sermon a few months back asserting that often “societies get the leaders they deserve.” The choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump says something about America in 2016. In many quarters the qualities of both honor and shame have disappeared in equal measure. The very fabric of our civil society seems to be unraveling before our very eyes and this is why so many people who yearn for a time when things were better, when America was better and who want America to be better (not necessarily “great”) again have found a comfortable spot in the Basket of Undecidables and are proudly supporting “Nobody in 2016.” My prediction is for low voter turnout at the top of the ballot as a protest “none of the above” non-vote on Nov. 8 to send a signal to our country’s political leaders that today’s choices are unacceptable.
and trails that wend through different neighborhoods can be transformed by art into cultural corridors that bridge geographical boundaries. Public art is central to the city’s efforts to connect the city’s neighborhoods, Chamberlain said, and to build a more inclusive sense of community.
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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Through Oct. 31, you can schedule low-cost mammograms at RMCH Diagnostic Imaging, 1901 Red Rock Drive. Screenings cost $100. No provider referral is needed. Call (505) 8637022 for an appointment. Remember, early detection saves lives! JOB SEARCH WITH TECHNOLOGY 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 4 pm: a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Film:
PRETTY PINK PARTY 5:30 to 7:30 pm: Coordinated by the City of Gallup, there will be pink snacks, raffles, and more. For information, contact Fran Palochak at (505) 879-6570 or Linda Garcia at (505) 879-4176. El Morro Event Center, 210 S. Second St. PETACULAR PET COSTUME CONTEST 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.
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OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Overeater’s Anonymous 12-step meetings. Held every Sunday at 6 to 7 pm. at the Hozho Center. 216 W. Maloney. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 307-5999, (505) 721-9208or (505) 870-1483. FAMILY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL 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 email@example.com. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. SUNDAY Oct. 30
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Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill 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. ONGOING
ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. 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. 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. 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. 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.
nental USA, is Nov. 7. This is a fundraiser for two local Gallup churches: Westminster Presbyterian to raise funds for camp scholarships and for Church of the Holy Spirit for their music ministry. For more information, contact Betsy (WPC) (505) 722-9257 / betsywindisch@ yahoo.com; or Loren (HS) 863-2947.
SMALL BUSINESS BANKING FORUM Nov. 10, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Do you have an idea for an innovation that needs help getting off the ground? Looking for ways to fund your business or idea? Need assistance preparing a plan to gain investor interest? UNM-Gallup Campus SSTC Conference Room 200, 705 Gurley Ave. Call (505) 7222220 to register, gallupsbdc. unm.edu. NON-DENOMINATIONAL MONTHLY TAIZE’ SERVICE Nov. 13, 6:30 pm: Join us for a time of rest, silence and spiritual refreshment. This is an opportunity to calm and quiet the soul before the new week starts. Music, chant, Scripture, and candlelight are part of this special service held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Drive (151 N.M. 564 near the Orleans Manor Apartments). For more information, call Kathy Mezoff, (505) 8706136.
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND RECYCLING JAMBOREE Nov. 5, from 9 am - 3 pm: Gallup Community Service Center (Old Bingo Hall) Seeking vendors of recycled arts and crafts. Contact: Betsy (505) 721-9879, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPA DAY Nov. 14: Treat yourself and/ or a friend to a relaxing rejuvenating facial, manicure, or pedicure for $5 each. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Ups & Downs Relay For Life Team. To make an appointment between 11 am and 6 pm call (505) 863-7561. Walk-ins are Welcome! For more information, call Joyce, (505) 863-3075. UNM-Gallup Cosmetology Department in Gurley Hall, 705 Gurley Ave.
CHURCH FUNDRAISER Fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, garlands, centerpieces, and more from the Pacific Northwest are available for decorating and gifting for the upcoming holidays. The deadline to order, for local delivery, or direct delivery in the conti-
GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING 6:30 pm, Nov. 15 at Westminster Presbyterian Church: Get to know your neighbor, and be a part of creating a better community. Bring a dish or drink for a shared meal. The church is located at 151 State Highway 564,
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on the hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information, contact Rev. Lorelei Kay (505) 2905357.
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. THE PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY 2:30 pm, Nov. 20 at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Street in Gallup. Pam Maples will present the documentary, “Clean Up: Why & How.” The projected climate change is expected to make this region hotter and drier within the coming years. A program being conducted on the Navajo Nation is designed to clean up all residual storage tanks that may be contaminating local water supplies. This project may be limited in scope, but in years to come, every drop saved will be important. There will be time for discussion afterwards. For more information contact Martin Link, (505) 863-6459. 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. 2016 WINTER ARTS & CRAFT FAIR Dec. 3 – 4 at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 700 Montoya Blvd. (505) 722-2619. 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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7th Annual GAMES ON OCTOBER 29th-30th at Sammy C. Chioda Field, Sports Complex, Mickey Mantle All Photos by Tina Griego Park,Public School Stadium and Miyamura High School and Gallup High School at(overflow). Sammy C. Chioda Field, Sports Complex, Mickey Mantle Park,
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Tournament will feature Public School play Stadium, Miyamura High School and Gallup High School (overflow). over 48 regional teams competing play in a will variety of age Tournament feature over 48 regional teams competing in a variety of age groups, 8-13. groups, 6-13. FREE FREE ADMISSION TO ALLADMISSION TO ALL GAMES! GAMES! (All Games Played All Games Played On Turf Fields On Turf Fields)
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS for the Chamber of Commerce! 5:30pm - 7pm • Thursday, Oct. 29th Sammy C. Chioda Field
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Season Finale, Pee Wee Flag Games, Green Chile TDFL is hosting the October Cheeseburgers and Giveaways! BUSINESS AFTER HOURS for the Chamber of Commerce! 5:30pm - 7pmContact Interested Teams, Please The “Official Kickoff” Thursday, Oct. 27th Sammy C. Chioda Sammy C. Chioda @Field 505-593-3737 to the Four Corners Season Finale, Pee Wee Championship Weekend! or email: Flag firstname.lastname@example.org Games, Green Chile Cheeseburgers and for more information Giveaways! and forms. The “Official Kickoff ” to the Four Corners Pittsburgh Steeler Great Roy Gerela Moab Thunderbirds, 2015, Championship Weekend! presents the Championship Trophy 12 Year Old Champions
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