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CITY HALL TO TIGHTEN SECURITY
he Ga llup Cit y Cou ncil approved a security measure Nov. 9 related to the installation of metal detectors at the taxpayer-funded City Hall. The measure isn’t designed to make the twostor y A z tec Avenue building a fortress, but to put into place a system to thwart potential danger. Assistant City M a n a ge r Jo h n DeYoung intro duced the matter to council members who must now wait on the return of more information. That should come by the end of the year, DeYoung said. “We presented general information on metal detectors,” he said “We will come back at a later council meeti ng a nd g ive a dd it ion a l information.” At a June city council meeting, the idea of a metal detector was initially brought up by City Councilor Allan Landavazo strictly for informational purposes. City Manager Maryann Ustick brought some information back to council at a subsequent meeting. The idea now is to ascertain specific information on the cost of which kinds
of metal detectors would best serve City Hall. At Tuesday’s meeting, the idea talked about was to place at least one detector at the front of the entrance to City Hall so that members of the public could be screened for potential weapons like guns, knives or “shanks.” “This is to ensure the safety of the public and meeting participants at city council meetings,” DeYoung said. “That’s what this is essentially.” Landavazo asked what type of things will a detector monitor, and DeYoung replied that metal objects and keys would be surveilled. City Councilor Fran Palochak cautioned against slowing the whole entry process to City Hall. “How much would that detain people?” Palochak asked. “I’m concerned that things would get backed up,” a reference to airport-like lines which people wait to go through. Preliminarily, DeYoung said city staffers obtained p r ic e r a n ge s o n m e t a l detectors certified by the T r a n spor t at ion S ecu r it y Administration and similar to the devices used at airports around the United States. He said the metals detectors researched are
SECURITY MEASURES | SEE PAGE 7
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NEWS Clahchischilliage wins NM senate District 4 race, again WINNER IS RARE NAVAJO FEMALE REPUBLICAN educator, reiterated after the Trump, Jr. stump that utility infrastructure and improvements to school bus roads throughout San Juan County a re impor ta nt issues that she’ll keep at the forefront of the state legislature. Cl a hch i sch i l l i a ge po s ses ses a ma ster’s deg ree f rom t he Un iver sit y of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Eastern
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ncumbent Sharon Clahchischilliage, R - K i r t l a nd , wo n t he District 4 race for the New Mexico Senate Nov. 8, retaining the Republican seat that she first won in 2013, and which includes a significant portion of San Juan County. Cla hch i sch i l l ia ge beat p o l i t i c a l n e wc o m e r a n d ret i red educator Glo Jea n Todacheene of Shiprock and won the race by a margin of 54 percent to 45 percent. The race was one of less than a handful in northwester n New Mex ico contests that wasn’t uncontested. The race followed a presidential election victory by Donald Trump, whose son, Donald,
Sen. Sharon Clahchischilliage, R-Kirtland.
Jr., spoke about a week earlier at the Shiprock Chapter House. Hillary Clinton won New Mexico with a 62.8 percent point margin. “I’m r u n n i ng aga i n becau se t here is a lot of
u n f i n ished busi ness i n District 4,” Clahchischilliage told the Sun during the June 2016 primary. “I want to finish what has yet to be done.” In a telephone interview, Clahchischilliage, a retired
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Gallup Sun Publishing, LLC Publisher/Editor Babette Herrmann Editorial Assistant Tiana Gibbs Advertising Raenona Harvey Correspondents Bernie Dotson Tom Hartsock Lealia Nelson Calendar Editor Mia Rose Poris Photography Knifewing Segura Design David Tsigelman On the Cover: City councilors Allan Landavazo and Fran Palochak, and Police Chief Phillip Hart, mull city hall security at the Nov. 9 city council meeting. The Gallup Sun, published Fridays, is not responsible or liable for any claims or offerings, nor responsible for availability of products advertised. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The Gallup Sun distributes newspapers in McKinley, Cibola and Apache counties. Office (By Appointment): 102 S. Second St., Gallup, NM 87301 The Gallup Sun, pending USPS number 1, is mailed weeky. Application to mail at periodical rates is pending in Gallup NM. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Gallup Sun, PO Box 1212, Gallup, NM. Mailing Address: PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 www.gallupsun.com Phone: (505) 728-1640 Fax: (505) 212-0391 email@example.com Letter to the editor/guest column ACCEPTED BY EMAIL ONLY. State full name and city/town. No pen names. ID required. All submissions subjected to editor’s approval. Guest columnists, email Sun for submission requirements.
Trump, Jr. stumps in Shiprock AREA REPUBLICANS TURN OUT IN FORCE
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
HIPROCK — Donald Trump, Jr. is the only Republican or Democratic surrogate who stumped in Shiprock during the 2016 presidential campaign season. Trump, Jr. appeared at the Shiprock Chapter House Nov. 4, and made a prior visit to the Piñon Hills Community Chu rch i n ne a r by Fa r m i n g t on . Shiprock is the northern most town on the Navajo Nation and one of the biggest towns within the 27,000-mile Navajo Nation. “It was wonderful,” Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage, R-Kirtland, said. Cla hch isch i l lage, a ra re Nava jo Republican, won the District 4 race against political newcomer GloJean
DISTRICT 4 RACE | FROM PAGE 4 A retired educator and former member of the San Juan County Commission who also holds a master’s degree (University of New Mexico), Todacheene said after the Nov. 8 vote that she plans to run again in the future. Her platform included road improvements and new laws geared to help the elderly, st udent s a nd societ y’s neglected. Todacheene is Navajo and grew up in Ganado, Ariz. An interesting tidbit about Todacheene that was revealed during the June primary was that she appeared in the TV show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,
Todacheene of Shiprock. “The turnout was incredible. There were people from all political persuasions who attended.” Trump, Jr. described his father to a standing-room-only Chapter House crowd as being “outside the system, but willing to take the abuse that comes with the office.” Trump, Jr., Clahchischilliage said, talked about the American dream and how it’s important that the American dream be preserved for future generations. “I was in agreement with what he said about infrastructure and education,” Clahchischilliage said. “He also spoke a little about the power plants in San Juan County and I was in agreement with him on those subjects, too.” Clahchischiliage and former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly presented in 1994.
UNCONTESTED RACES Uncont e s t ed r a ce s of t he state House of Representatives included those won by Patr icia Lundstrom of Gallup a nd Eliseo A lcon of Mila n. Both a re Democrats. Uncontested on the Senate side included races won by George Muñoz, D-Gallup, and Benny Shendo, D- Jemez Pueblo. McK i n ley Cou nt y Elect ion s Director Rick Palochak said canvassing should be completed in a few days. Other than a south side voting machine that temporarily lost power, there were no machinery problems, he said.
Trump, Jr. with a turquoise necklace, and Shiprock Central Consolidated School District Board Vice President Adam Begaye presented Trump, Jr. with a Navajo rug. “The turnout and enthusiasm for Donald Trump’s rallies in Farmington and Shiprock were both fantastic and emblematic of the strength of Trump’s support in New Mexico,” Tucker Keene, spokesman of the Republican Party of New Mexico, said in a written statement. “The polls are tightening in our state because Donald Trump’s message is resonating with voters in every corner of New Mexico. Hillary Clinton is taking New Mexico’s voters for granted, and this sixth visit from the Trump campaign shows that only Republicans are working to earn the support of New Mexican voters.”
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Dead Hispanic male found on Gallup’s east side By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent The body of a deceased Hispanic male was found on Nov. 9 at the Chaparral Mobile Home Park on the east side of Gallup, officials said. Capt. Marinda Spencer of the Gallup Police Department said a call came into police headquarters about the death. The
body is of a male believed to be in his 40s, Spencer said. Spencer said the body was sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy. She declined to say whether the incident included foul play, saying police investigators await notification of next of kin in the matter. Spencer said it’s the first unattended death in the Chaparral area in about six or seven months.
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Attorney General announces district court ruling against FastBucks for unfair business practices
NEW MEXICANS SHOULD RECEIVE UPWARDS OF $32 MILLION IN RESTITUTION By Staff Reports
ANTA FE – On Nov. 9, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that a district court judge ruled New Mex ic a n s shou ld receive upwards of $32 million from FastBucks for their unfair a nd u nconscionable business practices. First Judicial Dist r ict Judge F ra ncis J. Mathew ruled that FastBucks shou ld pay t he su m of $32,255,054.00 in restitution
to the consumer borrowers who were taken advantage of by FastBucks’ business practices. The suit was brought by the Office of the Attorney General for violations of New Mexico law. This judgment is the conclusion of the damages phase of the litigation. The initial decision deciding FastBucks had, in fact, violated New Mexico law was entered in 2012. “ T h i s $32 m i l l ion res titution judgment for New Mexico consumers is a great
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step toward eliminating predatory business practices that prey on New Mexico families,” Balderas said. “Our office is working expeditiously on a plan for New Mexico consumers to receive their restitution, however we are asking for consumers’ patience as we work through the legal process to get them what they are owed.” The Court found that after the enactment of the 2007 legislative reforms to address payday loans, the company
fashioned their loa ns a nd business practices so as to ci rcu mvent reg u lat ion of payday loans. These business practices avoided many of the benefits to borrowers that would have otherwise been available. Consumers who believe they were impacted by these predatory business practices should contact the Office of t he At t or ney Gener a l Consumer and Environmental Protection Division toll free at 1-844-255-9210.
All-clear given on courthouse bomb threat OFFICIAL: SIXTH SUCH THREAT IN 2016
bomb t h reat wa s called into McKinley Cou nt y Distr ict Court on Nov. 4 — but for the sixth time this year, the situation was a false alarm. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said a call came in between 8:30 am and 9:30 am and the building was immediately evacuated. “Un for t u nately, t h i ngs like this do happen,” Decker
said. “Each one of the threats remains under investigation.” Decker said investigators believe the culprit is someone who either has a court date or some other pressing court matter and is probably afraid to face up to what may come out of the court situation. He said the matter is particularly bad when you have a courthouse and an administrative building that are right next to each other.
“On the District Court side, it interrupts the wheels of justice,” Decker said. “The other side of that is county business slows.” Decker said the last five such threats have actually been bomb-like, whereas the first was a report of a suspicious package outside the administrative building. In last week’s case, Decker said county employees were outside for a few hours, but, he said, the fact that county business was interrupted is no doubt one of the reasons why somebody would do this. “District Court is a good place, but for some it is not a good place,” Decker said. Lt. Pat Sa la za r of the McKinley County Sheriff’s has said a previous bomb threat caller telephoned from a traceable cell phone. MCSO is still on that case, he said.
DON’T DO IT Making a bomb threat is a fourth degree felony and punishable by fines or jail time. Salazar said the MCSO won’t hesitate at bringing the guilty party, or parties, to justice. At least one passerby last week wondered if county employees were tak ing a collective break. “I thought everybody was on break or something,” Carl Pinto, 30, said. “But then I found out it was a bomb threat. I’m glad everybody is OK.”
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Officers use a ladder to scan the front entrance to the McKinley County Courthouse during a bomb scare in 2015. File Photo NEWS
Gallup man in custody after stabbing a woman in the chest By Tiana Gibbs Sun Editor
allup resident Aaron Nez, 30, has been arrested and remains in custody at McKinley County Adult Detention Center in regards to his suspected role in a violent assault that occurred Nov. 2, according to jail reports. The stabbing occurred outside of Burger King on 2400 E. Highway 66. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Jeremy Shirley of the Gallup Police Department found the victim lying on the ground with a stab wound to the chest. According the arrest affidavit, the victim said that she had been outside the Burger King when Nez approached her and began to harass her, blocking her entrance to the building and calling her names. “I can kill you,” she said that he told her, according to Shirley’s report. He then proceeded to stab the victim in the chest with a pocket knife. According to the victim, who works as a security guard at a nearby business, she has had contact with Nez on
Aaron Nez multiple occasions including a confrontation over food stolen from the business she monitors. An investigation ensued, and Nez was apprehended outside of Goodwill Industries on 1820 E. Highway 66 Nov. 4. He was found carrying a black folding knife that matched the description of the one used in the stabbing. He was positively identified by the victim as her attacker. The weapon and the clothes worn during the alleged attack were seized for processing possible DNA evidence. Nez is currently being held on one count of aggravated battery, with bail set at $5,000, cash only. He h a s a prel i m i n a r y examination hearing on Nov. 16 in Magistrate Judge April Silversmith’s chambers.
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identified as Pinto entered the business and demanded an iPad Pro. The affidavit for arrest warrant states that the store owner recognized Pinto from a previous incident of theft from this business. At 8 pm, off icers were c a l le d t o S a l ly ’s B e a ut y Supply at 1744 Maloney Ave, where someone matching the
description of the AT&T robber had just entered the business and demanded cash from the register. Reportedly, the suspect later identified as Pinto was wearing a black mask and carrying what appeared to be a Glock handgun. An hour later, Pinto allegedly entered the Family Dollar on 2041 South Second St. and, again brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, demanded cash from the register. Pol ice m a de cont a c t with Pinto on Nov. 3, and he admitted to his crimes and stated the weapon wa s a n a irsoft gun, not a firea r m. He repor tedly prov ided the of f icer s w it h t he a i r s of t g u n, ma sk a nd clot h i ng used during the robberies, a s well a s the stolen iPad Pro. If you have information on P i nt o’s wher e a bout s , call Crimestoppers at (505) 722- 6161. You ca n rema in anonymous.
“There are probably quite a few policies that have to be looked at,” he said. DeYoung explained that search wands will be used by a posted security officer once a metal detector is set off. “Staff conferred with the city’s current security provider as to the operation of this enhanced security system for city council meetings,” he said. The city’s security services, Blackstone Security, provides unarmed guards. “However, at some of their contract locations around the state they do provide metal detection services,” he said. “Blackstone … wou ld be
willing to staff the metal detector for city council meetings at no increased cost to the current services provided.” DeYoung said he’ll be calling various municipalities around New Mexico to see how they handle security at city council meetings. While there have been no real gun or knife dangers at City Hall recently, there have been public domestic disputes and an instance where someone defecated inside the building. There have also been instances where some members of the general public have barged uninvited into the mayor’s and city manager’s offices.
By Tiana Gibbs Sun Editor
GPD: Arrest made in drug raid Ga llup woma n, arrested Nov. 1 as the result of a drug investigation a nd raid, was bonded out of jail 24 hours later, records show. Terri Medina, 43, was jailed at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on possession of a controlled substance with the intent to traffic and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Medina got out of jail Nov. 2 on a $5,000 bond, according to jail records. Marinda Spencer, public information officer at the Gallup Police Department, said Medina’s arrest came after a three-month investigation in which several controlled buys of methamphetamine were done
Travis Pinto wanted in connection with Halloween burglaries
Terri Medina by undercover informants. The GPD and the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office participated in last week’s raid. Medina is not a stranger to the local drug scene. She was arrested in March on possession of a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, and the use or possession of drug paraphernalia charges. Those charges were later dismissed by a Gallup Magistrate Judge.
he m a n re s pon sible for a str ing of Halloween robberies is currently at large, Gallup Police Depar tment Captain Marinda Spencer said at press time, Nov. 10. He’s wanted on a $10,000 cash-only bond. T rav is P i nto, 23, of Va nder wagen, faces three cou nt s of robber y, seven counts of false imprisonment and one count of tampering with ev idence following a string of armed robberies on Oct. 31. In all, he made off with an iPad Pro and an undisclosed amount of cash. The first robbery occurred just after 6 pm, when employees at the AT&T store on 815 Metro Ave called police with a report of a masked man with what appeared to be a handgun robbing the store. Repor tedly, the man later
SECURITY MEASURES | FROM PAGE 1 battery-operated and portable. DeYoung said the cost for the detector is $4,427 plus an additional $14.20 per hour for the added security guard during city council meetings. The price quote came from Protective Technologies International of Lehi, Utah. The metal detectors didn’t have many council detractors, but Gallup Police Chief Phillip Hart advised that more information definitely should be gathered. Hart said there are things to consider like timeliness, human surgical matters, machine malfunctions and assuring that employees thoroughly understand the technology. “There are a lot of policies and procedures associated with this,” Hart said. “I think we have to know what the policies are and how far will they go?” Mayor Jackie McKinney echoed the comments by Hart.
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Gallup Council approves $1M in NCI funding IS DETOX CENTER OUT OF THE FINANCIAL WOODS, THOUGH?
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he Gallup City Council unanimously approved a $1 million operational allotment related to the Na’nizhoozhi Center, Inc. The action took place at the Oct. 25 regular city meeting and was introduced by City Manager Maryann Ustick. The agreement takes effect July 1, 2016 so that the city can utilize Behavioral Health Investment Zone funding for detoxification services in fiscal 2017, according to information
Beds where NCI clients sleep. File Photo
Security camera footage of the NCI facility. File Photo
NCI Director Kevin Foley distributed at the meeting. “The state will allow the city to back a bill for the detoxification services since the Behavioral Health and Investment Zone Strategy was not approved by the state until Oct. 10, 2016,” Ustick informed council members. Ustick said there may be an estimated shortfall of about $50,000 that will need to be funded by general fund reserves. Kev i n Foley, executive
director at NCI, lauded the council action. “I think it’s a good agreement and much needed considering the winter months are approaching,” Foley said.
Overall, the Gallup City Council approved the NCI allotment and a separate $242,000 budget adjustment to allocate fiscal 2017 (BHIZ) funds effective July 2016. A little more than $104,000 was earmarked Gallup’s way via the state for intensive counseling and case management services. The Navajo Nation terminated its contract to provide detox services to NCI in October 2015 and an emergency request-for-proposals was issued. NCI was chosen from four proposers to provide services, and the Gallup City Council approved a contract with NCI for the period from October 2015 to March 2016. That contract was subsequently extended to
NCI FUNDING | SEE PAGE 9
WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Christopher R. James Oct. 29, 5:56 pm DWI Gallup P o l i c e Department Officer Ryan Blackgoat was dispatched to 5 01 S o u t h Patton Dr. in reference to an accident with injuries. At the scene, according to his report, Blackgoat and a supporting officer made contact with a man slumped over the passenger seat of a stopped Chevy car. The man smelled strongly of alcohol. According to the report, a female witness said the man in the car was the vehicle’s driver, and he’d wanted to fight her. Apparently, the man had
been fighting with two men, and when those men left the scene, the suspect drove up to her vehicle and began to yell. According to the witness, the man hit her car’s window, so she left to avoid further incident. Another witness said she saw the suspect vehicle pass her own car at a high rate of speed on Patton Drive. She said it crashed into a guardrail as it passed. The suspect driver, James, 32, was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. At the hospital, he admitted to drinking, according to the police report. A blood draw was taken and James was arrested and taken to jail for booking. Vernon Nez Oct. 25, 3:24 am DWI GPD O f f icer T i mot hy
DWI | SEE PAGE 21
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WEEKLY CRIME BLOTTER Staff Reports
TEENAGER REPORTED SUICIDAL, CAUSES PROPERTY DAMAGE 11/5, GAMERCO At about 2:02 pm, McKinley County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Nocona Clark was dispatched to 301 Summit in regards to Ray Jones, 15, for breaking the windows of his mother’s home. Upon arrival, Clark spoke with the suspect’s mother and observed broken windows on an RV and pickup. According to the report, Jones threatened suicide and fled the scene before the officer’s arrival. Two additional MCSO officers, Salina Brown and Robert Tumey, were called in for backup. Officers pursued the reportedly suicidal teen into a nearby ridge in a wooded area. Jones eventually became tired and cooperative, and he was taken into custody and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center, where he was booked for Criminal Damage to Property. A plastic bag containing drug paraphernalia was also reportedly found at the scene.
BURGLARY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE 11/5, GAMERCO At approx i mately 3:49 pm, Deputy Salina Brown was dispatched to the 400 block of Rosita Ave in reference to a burglary. The crime reportedly occurred after the
NCI FUNDING | FROM PAGE 8 Dec. 31, 2016 and was funded with a combination of liquor excise tax, an Indian Health Services emergency grant, and with fiscal 2016 BHIZ funds. NCI — jokingly called the Navajo Comfort Inn by locals because of the abundance of Navajos who end up at the Boyd Avenue center — received $234,000 in February 2016 from IHS to stay open. Opened in 1992, the Navajo NEWS
homeowners were arrested on Nov. 2. After spending two days in jail, the homeowners returned to find their home forcibly broken into and some items missing. Accord i ng t o Brow n’s report, three cell phones and a black cherry-printed coin purse full of quarters were among the items taken. The home also showed signs of occupation, including cigarettes, blankets on the floor, and food left on the counter. There are currently no n a me d s u s pe c t s for t he break-in, which is still being investigated by MCSO.
STOLEN CHECK 11/3, GALLUP Officer D a n i e l Brown of the Gallup Police Department was dispatched to First Financial Credit Union, 1373 N. US Highway 491, in response to a female at the business attempting to cash a stolen check. The officer arrived at around 3:30 pm and made contact with Heather Manuelito, 28, who was reportedly in possession of a stolen check and driver’s license. According to the report, Manuelito was aware that the check and driver’s license were not hers but she thought she would “just try it.” Reportedly, she claimed to have found found the check in the bushes, and used an ID that had been left at her house previously. However, the ow ner of Nation at one time funded NCI to the tune of $4 million annually. That amount dwindled over the years with the Navajo Nation urging Gallup to get rid of its dozens of liquor establishments, which the nation says fuels Gallup’s alcoholism problem. McKinley County is consistently ranked in the Top 3 in New Mexico for DWI arrests. The 150-bed NCI was created in 1992 as the result of an agreement between the city of Gallup, McKinley County, the Pueblo of Zuni and the Navajo Nation.
t he checkbook m at ch i ng the stolen check reported to Brown that she had not written the aforementioned check and that her checkbook had been stolen from her parked vehicle. Manuelito was arrested and taken to county jail. Upon arrest, drugs and drug paraphernelia were reportedly found on her person, including prescription pill bottles bearing the name of the owner of the stolen checkbook. Manuelito faces charges for forgery, retaining stolen property and possession of marijuana and drug parapharnelia.
DRUG POSSESSION 11/3, GALLUP At approx i mately 6:05 pm, Deputy A r n o l d Noriega with t h e MC S O was traveling we s tbou nd on 118 near t he T r avel Center of America when he spotted a Silver Chevrolet with expired plates. According to the report, upon pulling over the vehicle, the odor of marijuana w a s i m me d i a t ely ide nt i f iable. T he d r iver, Da r r yl Ja mes, 42, wa s u nable to provide vehicle registration and insurance information. He also supplied two glass pipes and several small plastic baggies. According to the repor t, Ja mes wa s issued several citations, including a non-traffic citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, but no arrest was made.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 10/31, GALLUP At approximately 12:49 pm, GPD Officer No r m a n Bowman spotted two Hispanic ma les in a wh it e pa s senger ca r acting suspicious, according to the police report. Shortly after, 1:09 pm, Bowman was dispatched to 2811 Dairy Dr. in regards to a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle in question, a 2004 Hyundai Accent, matched the description of the car being driven by the previously noted males. The suspect, Rober t Gallegos, 32, was located and apprehended at First Street and Wilson. According to the report, the suspect was patted down, at which time the stolen vehicle’s title was found. Gallegos led the officer to the location of the vehicle, which he claims to have purchased from another party. Gallegos was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and booked at MCADC. The owner was notified and later retrieved the vehicle.
DRUG POSESSION AND ENCOURAGING DELINQUENCY 10/28, GALLUP Officer Dominic Mol i na of the GPD was working t he Ga l lup P u b l i c School football game when at approximately 8:32 pm when he was reportedly advised of two males wearing clown masks and sitting in a vehicle behind
the concession stand. Upon approaching the vehicle, it began to reverse, nearly striking two parked vehicles in the process. According to the report, a strong odor of marijuana could be identified from the vehicle. The driver, identified as Larson Chee, 19, was reported as acting suspicious and repeatedly grabbing the middle console of the vehicle. Both occupants were identified as students of McKinley County Schools, and school administrators were contacted to search the vehicle, which was parked on school grounds. A search yielded marijuana and drug paraphernelia. Chee was placed under arrest and booked for drugs and paraphernalia.
BREAKING AND ENTERING 10/30, GALLUP Officer R y a n Blackgoat of the GPD was d i spat ched to the Compassion Church at 301 E. Coal Ave in reference to an individual found sleeping inside the church. Upon arrival, Blackgoat met with the pastor, who advised that a male subject was sleeping inside a room to the church. Blackgoat approached the subject, John Cabrera, 34, who reportedly stated that he had entered the church through a downstairs window and was sleeping inside because he was cold. According to the police report, one window of the church appeared to have been kicked in and a metal barrier was removed from its location, allowing access to the church from the outside. Cabrera was placed under a r re s t for bre a k i n g a nd entering.
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OPINIONS Trump Win Proves the Election and System isn’t ‘Rigged’ By Howard Barbanel For the Sun
he election wa sn’t rigged. Confounding the pollsters, the pundits, the media and conventional wisdom, Donald J. Trump, entertainer, entrepreneur and real estate developer was
elected as the next President of the United States. Improbably, a billionaire became the voice of the common man having run a populist campaign pledging to give voice to the ignored, the dispossessed and disenfranchised – those left behind in the high tech revolution, those passed over in the massive cultural
changes of the past dozen years, those who felt palpable insecurity with the evaporation of much manufacturing, the explosion in health care costs and those who tired of accommodation and appeasement of violent Islamic extremists. Trump put together a victory without the benefit of carrying the Northeast or the West
Coast – the Trump win was a win for the “Flyover States,” as the middle of the country is sometimes derisively dismissed by the coastal elites. It was also a win for Texas and Dixie – the South rose up to repudiate an increasingly liberal and progressive vision of America as embodied by eight years of President Obama.
Even Florida narrowly slipped out of the Democrats’ grasp. This is the first presidential election in perhaps a century that was accomplished without winning New York, Illinois or California. The Trump win can be
TRUMP WIN | SEE PAGE 12
GUIDE TO THE STARS WEEK OF NOV. 11
Are you ready for some super full moon? This phenomenon is also known as a perigee and refers to the time when the moon is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth. On November 14, the moon will be closer to the Earth than it’s been since January 25, 1948. In astrological terms this means “hang onto your butts.” Madame G recommends whatever works.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You may feel as if you’re at a loss. Whether it’s in relationships with friends and loved ones or co-workers, it’s never easy letting go. Remember, each day is precious. What moments have you gained and lost? If you find that you’re continually missing out, it might be time for change. Now is the time for digging deep and reflecting. You’ve got this!
What’s the value of life? You may wonder what your monetary value and worth are. It may be more than you think and it could be less. Check your ego at the door and take a cold hard look at yourself. Our lives are more important than cogs in a wheel. But don’t let anyone rain on your parade. If you’re a cog and you like it—that’s okay. Make the choice and live it. Be you!
Watching a loved one suffer is hard. Being the one to cause the suffering is worse. Watch your words, for they are the actions of the mouth. You may also want to watch your body language and consider your tone of voice. These subtle gestures do more damage than you think. They also reveal more than you want. It’s up to you to show respect and love.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You have excellent qualities. They’re perfect in every way, especially your eyes. Are you sure this is accurate? Perhaps you’re seeing things from a flawed perspective. Maybe you’re not so perfect. In fact, a good leader always supports his team while taking on a greater sense of responsibility. If you’re still seeking approval—you’re doing it wrong.
Where are your priorities? You may find you’re building a life you don’t even want. If this is the case, it’s time for reflection. If you’re working towards a purpose that’s deep and meaningful, then you’ll be okay—Madame G has bad news if you’re not. If you’re unhappy with life only you can change it. Blame no one except yourself. Live free or die unhappy. The choice is yours.
Our lives come and go in the blink of an eye. What are you grateful for? If you have trouble answering this question, take a moment to think. This should be an easy question. Don’t despair. Look up and take charge of your actions. Make relationships with those around you. Life is lonely if you don’t. Love the ones you’re with, for they may be the best one for you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) The sun is in Scorpio. This is time for deep reflection and contemplation. No stone is left unturned. Shallow interactions are meaningless. You’ll find that only great passions will do. This is true in life and love. If you’re settling down, don’t despair. This means a more profound journey awaits you. Deep in your soul— you’re ready. Show no fear! OPINIONS
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Feeling lonely? Attempt understanding with the incomprehensible. Such as, a Scorpio may feel removed from yourself. They’re a fixed water sign and it clashes with earth mutability. But there is goodness in everyone. They share qualities you covet and admire: passion and honesty. Go ahead, give it a try. Live like a Scorpio, for a day— it’s harder than it looks. Try it. Be strong!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
How do you create a supervillain? Emotional intelligence is more important than institutional intelligence. With one you may prevent a war; the latter inevitably creates one. Take a few blows for the time being. You’re closer to victory than you know. He who laughs last, laughs the loudest. You don’t always need to beat your enemies, just outlast them.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream… Sometimes, it’s best to go with the flow. At other times, you need to take a stand. What’s better for you? If you’re in need of a swift kick on the backside, or a good soak in the stream, head in your current direction. If you’d like a different action, well, you may need to do something else. Madame G suggests a life jacket.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
The time for frivolity is over. Make like Harry Potter and pull out the cloak of invisibility. You may need to put your head down and work. This won’t last forever. Make it work for now. You’ve got time on your side. Before you make a critical error: stop, drop, and roll. The fire may be hotter than you think. Don’t panic. Just take the time to think. You’ve got this!
What else are friends for, except to sip mochas and discuss the viability of jumping rope with the small intestine? If you’re not quite over your macabre fascination with Halloween, create a new tradition. Perhaps you’re only willing to engage with the light. If so, you’re missing out. The good only exists with the bad and light is equal to the dark. Live well!
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Veterans get break on contract, vendor bids preference or a resident veteran contractor preference.
By Finance New Mexico
usiness-savvy veterans already know the benefits of becoming a federal government contractor. Through initiatives like t he U.S. Sm a l l Bu si ne s s Administration’s Boots to Business program, active-duty service members who are transitioning from military to civilian life and want to launch or build a business receive training in the basics of being an entrepreneur. And they learn about special low-interest loans, veterans’ preferences and other resources designed to help former military personnel succeed in the business world. The state of New Mexico also offers help to returning vets who aspire to become their own bosses. For the crucial first 10 years of its life, a certified veteran-owned business can receive a discount on bids for state contracts.
LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD The state’s procurement code was amended this year
TRUMP WIN | FROM PAGE 11 compared to Richard Nixon’s in 1969 when Spiro Agnew’s “Silent Majority,” the everyday folks ig nored by the media, ushered in GOP rule as a reset to America’s “cultural revolution” of the 1960s. Tr ump’s v ictor y a lso ha s echoes of Andrew Jackson – a sometimes vulgar and coarse blunt-speaking, hard-charging
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Through initiatives like the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Boots to Business program, active-duty service members who are transitioning from military to civilian life and want to launch or build a business receive training in the basics of being an entrepreneur. Photo Credit: Courtesy — and the changes took effect in July — to simplify the formula used to discount bids made by registered veteran-owned businesses. The state once applied a range of discounts to bids made by these businesses so the veteran owner had a better shot at competing with civilian contractors whose businesses got a head-start while others served in active military duty. The old formula was a sliding scale that varied up to 10
percent depending on the business’s size and revenues. Under the amended law, the public agency calling for bids must consider a bid submitted by a resident veteran-owned business with $3 million or less in gross income to be 10 percent lower than the actual bid. The preference doesn’t apply to contracts that include federal funding. And it only applies to veteran-owned businesses that get certification for a resident veteran business
Veterans interested in contracting with the state should begin by contacting the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center, where they can get help applying to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department for a resident veteran business preference certificate or resident veteran contractor preference certificate. Both certificates give them a competitive advantage in a formal bid process or formal request for proposal process for the sale of goods or services to a New Mexico state or local public body. As long as the contractor initially meets the necessary requirements and continues to maintain eligibility, the discount certificate is valid for 10 years from the date it was issued. The contractor must submit a new application if its status has changed or its veteran ownership has changed to become less than 51 percent. When bidding on a contract, the veteran-owned vendor must include a copy of a valid resident veteran contractor
g uy who event ua l ly a l so overcame the disgust of the entrenched elites of his day and the dynastic entitlements of the Adams (John and John Quincey) family. A majority of American voters were just not that into Hillary. Never an especially likeable figure and never an especially good retail politician, Hillary oozed arist ocr a t ic ent it lement a nd f i xed, smoke -f i l led room
Donald and Melania Trump Voting on Election Day in New York Nov. 8. Photo Credit: Courtesy inevitability, which is why Obama was able to beat her in 2008 and why Bernie Sanders came awfully close in this primary season. That it was “her time” and “her turn” didn’t resonate with most folks. In a sense it really was FBI Director James Comey who put Trump over the top. With his campaign swooning in the polls just two weeks ago, Comey’s letter to Congress about Huma
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Abedin’s laptop and more Clinton emails was the tipping point for many Americans. No matter that just before balloting Mr. Comey cleared Hillary yet again, the sense of many people was that Hillary was slippery, untrustworthy and dishonest. That Trump was able to maintain two weeks of self-discipline, stay on message and not go off the cliff on irrational Twitterized tangents
WHERE TO GET HELP For questions about how to apply for certification, veterans can call the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Service at (505) 827-0951. Information about the certification and the Boots to Business programs can be found at the Veterans Business Outreach Center. Visit nmvboc. org or call (505) 383-2403. Veterans can also get individual counseling at one of seven Procurement Technical Assistance Program offices in the state. PTAP is a government-funded program that provides workshops, training and counseling to help small businesses successfully compete for government contracts. The NCAIED PTAC is a similar program specifically for Native American Veterans. Visit nmptap.org or ptac.ncaied.org for more information. 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. made a big difference for many undecided voters. Finally, the Trump victory also shows that the path for Republican majorities is in part paved with stifling discourse about people’s bodies and people’s bedrooms. Trump was heavily reticent on abortion and highly tolerant of the LBGT community, two areas of often strident posturing by GOP candidates in the past. People just want more tolerance and want candidates focused on big picture issues, not what goes on in their boudoirs. Mr. Tr ump gets a solid GOP majority in the House and a secure one in the Senate along with winning The White House. A big mandate to rollback much of the past eight years. Now all the kids have to play well together to get things done for the American people and we all have to hope and pray that Trump is capable of rising to the august office of the presidency so his late parents, his family, the GOP and the American people will be proud to have elected him. OPINIONS
Embracing technology GALLUP HIGH ONLINE TEACHER GETS MONTHLY ACCOLADE By Babette Herrmann Sun Editor
amille DePauli is a 21st Century teacher, breaking the mold of the stalwart instructor who stands at the front of the classroom lecturing and scribbling directives to students on a chalkboard. DePauli, who has worked
classes range in scope from financial literacy to college preparation. M a ny of t he s t udent s t h a t t a ke on l i ne cl a s se s are “gifted,” but as DePauli explained, the term gifted runs the spectrum from honor roll to students with special needs. She also helps to oversee the internship program, where students can get a taste
Surveying in Gallup. DePauli reminisced about a student who wanted to become an FBI agent, but changed his mind after the internship. The less glamorous side of typing out reports was the deciding factor for that student. “It gives them idea of what it really involves,” she said. DePauli continued to talk about the myriad clubs and programs that the high school has to offer students, from ROTC to music. And that there’s something for everyone. “There’s really no excuse to be bored,” she said. DePauli said she got her start with Gallup McKinley County Schools as a special education instructor. It was
during a time when a total of four instructors traveled the district to teach at varying schools. This ended in the mid1990s when schools started developing their own special education departments. While she made education her career choice, she majored in music as a student at the University of New Mexico. DePauli has a passion for playing the piano, and she earned her Master’s degree from Western New Mexico University. In addition to teaching, she heads the school’s recycling initiative. The school has nearly a dozen receptacles spread out to different classes. DePauli takes what
her students collect to the local recycling center. While the interview was supposed to be about DePauli, she would humbly steered the conversation back toward the students. When asked how she feels about receiving the monthly award, which included a gift basket of soaps and lotions, she replied, “sometimes you wonder if you’re doing a good job, but you just keep plugging along.” To nominate your favorite teacher, head to Camille’s a nd fill out a shor t for m, explaining why your teacher is awesome. C a m i l l e ’s S i d e w a l k Cafe: 306 S. Second St., Gallup (505) 722-5017.
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of their dream job before they head off to college. “It gives the kids what they can’t get in a normal class,” she said. Nothwithstanding, many students are now on solid college and career paths, thanks to the combination of college preparation, financial literacy, and internship programs offered to students by local businesses — including that of her son, Marc DePauli, who owns DePauli Engineering &
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GALLUP COUNCIL OK’S LAUNCH SITES
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
he Gallup City Council unanimously approved a request by a lead organizer of the 36 th annual Red Rock Balloon Rally to use city parks, because the Fox Run Golf Course at 1109 Susan Ave. won’t be open at the beginning of December. Fox Run is a launch point for the rally, but due to renovations at the troubled course, rally organizers sought out other locations. The action took place at the Oct. 25 regular city meeting and was not met with opposition. The balloon rally takes place from Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. “The Red Rock Balloon Rally wanted to get the city’s permission to use city parks for possible launch sites for the Fr iday mor ning mass ascension over town,” Bill Lee, a main organizer and board member of the rally, said after the meeting. “[Superintendent
Bill Lee, organizer and board member of the Red Rock Balloon Rally. File Photo A balloon rises over Red Rock Park during the 2015 Red Rock Balloon Rally. File Photo. Frank Chiapetti] has also granted us permission to utilize the Gallup-McKinley schools as possible launch sites.” Lee said the original plan was to use the canyon in the Mossman neighborhood that is at the end of McKee Street. The city owns about seven acres in that area and a private owner had given the rally permission to launch from that location, Lee said. In past years, that location
has served as a practice field of sorts for baseball teams, Lee said. But launching from that locale would have required the removal of a large amount of vegetation. “This could have created a larger problem with erosion and dust in the area,” Lee explained. “We have been looking at alternatives for about the past four months. We realized that with the time, money, and energy being put into the [Fox
Run Golf Course] that it would most likely no longer be an option to launch balloons at the golf course.” Lee said rally organizers would search for launch sites throughout the city. “Ultimately, the Red Rock Balloon Rally wants to provide the best possible show over town for visitors and locals,” he said. “This will be a beautiful site with balloons launching from the various locations.” Lee said balloon rally participants, who come from nearly
every state in the U.S. and even from abroad, love to share the sport of ballooning at schools — so students, teachers, and administrators can get a “good show.” At the council meeting, M ayor Ja ck ie McK i n ney thanked Lee, who is the executive director of the GallupMcKinley County Chamber of Commerce, for taking the time and effort to seek out alternative locations. The Red Rock Balloon Rally is one of Gallup’s major tourist draws, along with the annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. Lee, who is an avid balloonist and participates in rallies in Albuquerque and Kayenta, Ariz., has been involved with the local rally since its inception. The Fox Run Golf Course is undergoing improvements to its greens as well as a re-doing of spotty grass sites, city officials have said. The course is an ideal locale for the ascension, as winds typically carry the balloons north over Gallup, Lee said.
NTU hires alumni as catering coordinator By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
hey always come back. Navajo Technical University has hired J.D. Kinlacheeny as the school’s new catering coordinator, school officials announced this week. Kinlacheeny will oversee the school’s outside and in-house catering requests from NTU’s Food Services and Culinary Arts and Baking programs, Daniel Vandever, a spokesman for NTU, said. Kinlacheeny has been working with NTU the past two years where he has run the “Healthy Cooking and Eating in Indian Country” initiative, which trains food preparation staff at Bureau of Indian schools on how to prepare and present Navajo foods in a healthy way. The experience is something that NTU culinary arts instructor Brian Tatsukawa said will benefit the
institution in a myriad of ways. “His prior knowledge helps tremendously,” Tatsukawa said. “He’ll give us added value because we now have someone strictly dedicated to increasing business.” Prior to taking the NTU job, Kinlacheeny was a student in NTU’s culinary arts program. In that program, he earned the distinctions of Certifies Sus Chef with the American Culinary Federation in 2015. Originally from Chilchinbito, A r iz., Kinlacheeny said he wants to establish his own catering style. “I want to mainly keep it old school,” he said. “I want to bring in old techniques in making new foods.” In September, NTU catered to more than 400 people at a fundraiser benefit dinner at the Rehoboth Christian County Health Services, Vandever said. Kinlacheeny said the array of NTU catering offerings is
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J.D. Kinlacheeny, left, in the kitchen. Photo Credit: NTU something that sets the institution apart from others. He said students in the program bring
different ideas and approaches to the catering vocation. Vandever said NTU tries to
hire as many alumni from the school as possible to work in its various programs. COMMUNITY
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‘Arrival’ packs an emotional wallop RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 118 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
irector Denis Villeneuve has be en on a g re a t run. His previous films, Sicario, Enemy, and Prisoners have been unique films tackling deeper themes and raising as many questions as they answer. The science-fiction drama Arrival (based on a short story by Ted Chiang) may be the most cerebral of the bunch. Despite focusing on the mysterious appearance of alien spacecraft in locations around the globe and that have a worldwide impact, this tale manages to maintain a small and intimate focus. T he cent r a l ch a r a ct er is Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguist who is called in as a translator by U.S. Army Captain Weber (Forest Whitaker) after the alien ships arrive. She’s teamed with physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) to establish communications and find out why they’ve arrived on our planet. It’s isn’t as easy to understand one another as it seems, leading to consternation on the part of governments around the world. Amazingly, the film sharply
‘Arrival,’ starring Amy Adams, is an unforgettable film that’s expertly handled to deliver suspense and, with quiet force, a big emotional punch. Now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures dea ls w ith the nu merous challenges characters face in simply attempting to make contact, let alone understanding why the extraterrestrials have visited. Understanding the alien language on a basic level, as well as its many possible interpretations, results in confusion and fear from the military and various factions. It leads nations on a path to war and greatly adds to the tension. This is compelling stuff that builds slowly as events
progress and conflict rises. The photography is also beautiful, capturing the alien ship and its interiors in a plausible way. There isn’t an overabundance of CGI imagery. Obviously, there are plenty of effects, but they’re used in a subtle way. The camerawork is also effective in its restraint, following its characters from a distance and mov ing in on events very slowly. It’s a clever technique that almost makes viewers feel like they’re
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tagging along with the group members as they meet in Army barracks and discuss the next course of action. Adding to the str ik ing look are the other worldly creatures. Refer red to a s Heptapods, they are interesting and memorably rendered, as are the strange gravitational changes that occur within the craft. Characters find themselves off balance and turned around when entering, which in a sense mirrors their emotions after what will be revealed late in the film.
The look of the movie is subdued and cool, matching the bittersweet tone and sadness afflicting the main character. Without getting too specific, this is also a very melancholy effort. Adams effectively navigates some ver y complex emotions as Banks. Her actions a re intercut w ith footage of her young daughter passing from a terminal illness. And the protagonist’s eventual ability to understand and process the alien language comes with an unexpected cost. Sensitive viewers be warned: the end itself is powerful and packs an emotional wallop. It’s heady st u f f, usi ng themes like language, communication, and the perception of time. As expected, viewers will likely be left with a lot on their minds afterward. This is the type of movie that doesn’t explicitly explain the minute details with exposition (although it is certainly clear enough to understand), asking the viewer to consider what they’ve seen and whether or not they might make the same personal choices as the protagonist. Arrival may seem like a big and epic story, but ultimately it’s told in a very small and personal manner. It’s also a pretty fantastic movie, expertly handled to deliver suspense and, with quiet force, a big emotional punch. This is one unique film that isn’t easily forgotten. Visit: cinemastance.com 207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 www.elmorrotheatre.com Facebook @elmorrogallup
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‘Loving’ is a gentle and sweet testament RATING: ««« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 123 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun
irector Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mu d a nd Tak e S h e lt e r) ha s f re quently taken on the fantastic in his movies. This includes kids with psychokinetic powers, criminals on the run, and persons with apocalyptic visions, all done while maintaining a low-key approach. His latest is called Loving, a nd it’s a ver y sweet a nd affecting tale based around a true story. It’s also a lot more traditional and straightforward in its approach than one might have expected. This feature depicts the 1959 union of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred Loving (Ruth Negga), and their eightyear struggle to be recognized as a married couple in their home state of Virginia. Falling in love, the pair drives to Washington D.C. to be married, but soon learn that their actions carry dire con s e quence s w it h loc a l l a w e n fo r c e m e n t . U n t i l 1967, interracial matrimony in Virginia and rest of the Southern United States was strictly forbidden. As a result, the couple is threatened with lengthy prison terms for their actions. Many years later, lawyer Bernie Cohen (Nick Kroll) asks for their assistance in repealing the discriminatory law. As mentioned, the director takes a very understated and direct approach to the material. What’s occurring is horrendous — a couple of appalling actions are taken and there are some nasty, menacing officials. However, the majority of townspeople show their disdain with simple comments like, “You should know better.” One supposes that a nasty statement or two can be just as hurtful as a threat, but at times the minimalist approach minimizes some of the dramatic impact. The lead characters are COMMUNITY
‘Loving,’ starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, is a quiet, deliberately paced film that opts out dramatic flourishes in its storytelling. Now playing in theaters. Photo Credit: Focus Features equally genial and soft-spoken, despite the injustice befa lling them. A s a nticipated, the performances are stellar, with Edgerton effectively conveying Richard as an uncomplicated and good-natured country boy with a slow drawl. There are many scenes of the couple just “being,” for lack of a better term — going about their business while showing affection. It’s only late in the film that Richard truly begins to feel paranoid about his fa mily’s sa fet y. These scenes are very effective and relatable, conveying the constant, day-to-day fear of reprisal and worry that one has to endure for being deemed different. Negga has a bit more of a transformation as Mildred. A t f i r s t , she i s t er r i f ie d by the danger she and her hu s b a nd a r e pu t i n a nd depres sed about hav i ng to ad just their li fe pla ns. However, she slowly takes up a more proactive position in the fight for reformation of marriage laws and the rights of her family.
Michael Shannon appears brief ly as a Life Magazine photographer snapping photos of the Loving family going about their da ily routine. More unusual casting comes in the form of lawyer Bernie Cohen, played by Nick Kroll. The smirking comedian is an odd choice, and while he’s decent enough in the part, his appearance takes some getting used to. A s with the rest of the tale, there isn’t a grand gesture or emotional climax. In the end, this is a quiet, deliberately paced (and occasionally even a bit slow-moving) film that opts out of using any dramatic f lourishes in its stor ytelling. Instead, it simply presents some average, everyday people who just want to be happy together and left alone. It may not be high drama, but Loving is a gentle and sweet testament to the life of a couple who endured and outlasted a state’s cruel and bizarre intolerance. Visit: cinemastance.com
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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for November 11, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun
elcome back to t h i s ed it ion of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s an eccentric mix with a lot of interesting material arriving on store shelves. 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! Indignation - Based on the novel by Philip Roth, this period d ra ma follows a young Jewish boy who enrolls i n u n iversity to avoid the d ra f t. Unfortunately, the institute is extremely conservative, leading to conflict when the lead begins dating a female student. Reviews were generally very strong, although some found it a bit dry. The greater part complimented the way the design, look and feel of the era was replicated, as well as the understated performances. It stars Logan Lerman, Sarah Gordon and Tracy Letts. Kickboxer: Vengeance - It has been a long time since the original Kickboxer film with Jean-Claude Van Damme, but that hasn’t stopped numerous direct-to-DVD sequels from being produced. At least he actually appears in this follow-up, training a young hero to fight in an underground match against the man who killed his brother. Presumably he will take... vengeance. Notices were mixed, which is a bit better than expected. Write-ups suggested that what the franchise’s latest lead lacked in raw charisma, it made up for in (sometimes unintentional) laughs. They also mentioned that the fight scenes were decent. In addition to Van Damme, it features Dave Bautista, Alain Moussi and Gina Carano. Morris F r o m America - In this comedy, a teenage
boy is forced to make a tough transition when his dad moves to Germany to take up a position as a soccer coach. The kid attempts to navigate the social scene and customs of his new school and environment. This coming-of-age and fish-outof-water story was very well received by the press. While all admitted the plot was simple and nothing revolutionary, most wrote that the characters were likable and the tone very sweet, resulting in an entertaining little flick. The cast includes Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson and Carla Juri. Phantom Boy - This French animated feature involves a young boy in the hospital with a debilitating disease. He discovers that when he is asleep, his phantom spirit arises and can move freely about. The boy decides to help an injured cop stop a mob kingpin from wreaking havoc on the city. Critics gave the foreign-language movie good marks. A few weren’t fond of the animation, but the overwhelming majority liked the stylish approach as well as the witty banter between characters. If you watch the original French version (as you should), you’ll hear the voices of Alex Gagnol and Audrey Tautou. Plan 9 - Many years back, some low-budget filmmakers mounted a remake of the Ed Wood Jr. bad movie classic. After being released for streaming a few months back, it’s finally arriving on DVD. The plot involves alien invaders who land in saucers and attempt to raise the dead to use them as an army against the world. There still aren’t many reviews out there, with the ones that have popped up stating that it’s amusing in sections, but doesn’t quite work overall. As many have noted, it’s usually not a great idea to try and make an intentionally bad movie. It features Brian Krause and Mister Lobo. Sausage Party - Here’s another noteworthy animated feature. This one, however, is specifically made for adults. It follows a hot dog at a local supermarket who yearns to be sold to shoppers and taken to the afterlife. However, the
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belief system of all of the food produc t s come i nt o q ue s t io n w he n one product reveals that their imminent sa le only leads to a violent and grotesque end. Critics enjoyed this crude and rude comedy. While there were a few who found it distasteful, many thought it was an amusing antidote to typical animated fare that also provided some interesting religious satire. The impressive voice-cast includes Seth Rogen, Kristin Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Tikkun - A pa ssionate and Ultra-Orthodox religious scholar in Jerusalem passes out and is presumed dead. He is resuscitated by his father, but when he comes back he suddenly feels a crisis of faith. Even his father begins to feel guilty about saving his son after the boy considers leaving the order. Reviews were decent for the feature, telling readers that while some moments strain suspension of disbelief, the mood and photography on display result in a number of oddly chilling moments. It stars Aharon Traitel and Khalifa Natour.
BLASTS FROM THE PAST! T her e’s plenty of fun stuff arriving in high def inition t h i s week . Arrow Video are releasing a Special Edition Blu-ray of the 80s slasher, The Initiation (1984). It stars a very young Daphne Zuniga as a woman with a tragic past. She’s sent out on a sorority prank that quickly turns deadly. The movie is goofy, but isn’t without numerous charms, including an amusingly unique finale. Besides a new restoration from original film elements, this disc includes new interviews with several cast members, an informative commentary, trailer and other bonuses. Shout! Factor y have a
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) arriving on Blu-ray in a Collector’s Edition. Get this for a concept... an elderly Elvis is alive (having faked his death) and living in a retirement home. He and a buddy must save the residents from an Egyptian mummy that has arrived on the property and is attempting to steal souls. It stars Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. This cult film comes with more extras than one can list: multiple commentary tracks, new interviews with cast and crew, featurettes on the effects and music, promotional materials and much more. And you can pick up one of the grittiest movies of the 70s. Sony have a re-release of the Blu-ray for Martin Scorcese’s classic Taxi Driver (1976) as part of the film’s 40th anniversary. It contains all of the commentaries and materials from previously released versions plus a brand new, 40 minute Q&A with Scorcese and stars Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster recorded in 2016 at the Tribeca Film Festival. On the sillier side, Warner Bros. have a Blu-ray box set called the Rush Hour Trilogy which features all three of the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy cop flicks made between 1998 and 2007. As expected, all of the bonuses from previous releases have been ported over. The big extra is a new, 25-minute feature with series director Brett Ratner reminiscing on experiences working on the film. Criterion also have a noteworthy title arriving in high definition. Lone Wo lf a n d Cub (197274) is a classic Japanese series about a samurai traveling the countryside with a baby in tow. Of course, the infant doesn’t stop him from slicing and dicing his way past enemies. This set contains all six films digitally restored as well as loads of extras. They include interviews with the writer, a French documentary about the making of the films, and a theatrically released US re-edit. That one’s called Shogun Assassin (1980), which plays like a greatest hits package of the first two films. There’s even
more bonuses included. Additionally, Kino have the Mike Hammer adaptation I, the Jury (1982) debuting on Blu-ray. Armand Assante stars as the title character, out to solve the murder of a private detective buddy who found out something that got him killed. They also have Western Union (1941), a cowboy flick helmed by Fritz Lang (M, Metropolis). F i n a l l y, W a r n e r Archives are putting out a few titles as made-to-order releases. You can now pick up The Goodbye Girl (1977) on Blu-ray and watch star Richard Dreyfuss scream at roommate Marsha Mason, “I don’t like the panties drying on the rod!” Available on DVD are a couple of Paul Newman features that include the drama The Drowning Pool (1975) as well as the thriller, The Mackintosh Man (1973).
YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here’s some kid-friendly entertainment. Alpha and Omega: The Big Freeze B a t m a n B e y o n d: T he Complete Series L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (PBS) Sonic X: Complete Seasons 1&2 Stick Man (PBS) T h om a s & F r ie n d s: Ultimate Friendship Adventures On the Tube! And these are the TV-related releases coming your way. B a t m a n B e y o n d: T he Complete Series Billions: Season 1 Black Sails: Season 3 Daredevil: Season 1 F a m i l y Ma t t e r s : T he Complete 9th Season (Warner Archive) Into the Badlands: Season 1 L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (PBS) Powers: Season 2 Red Dwarf: XI Sisters: The Final Season Turn: Washington’s Spies: Season 3 Your Family or Mine: Season 1 COMMUNITY
SPORTS 360 Kirtland all over Gallup, 54-14 BENGALS EXPERIENCE EIGHTH STRAIGHT LOSS
By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent
Gallup High Bengal Zakarri Fields (22) leaps for the ball, flanked by Kirtland Broncos player Quintin Yazzie (10) Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
he K i r t l a nd H i g h School Broncos jumped out to a 2-0 f i r st qu a r t er lea d a nd never looked back in defeating Gallup 54-14 in a District 1-5A football game pl aye d a t P u bl ic S c ho ol Stadium Nov. 4. Kirtland junior quarterback Bryson Dowdy threw for two touchdowns and rushed for a third. Sophomore running back Jacob Franco of Kirtland racked up 107 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. When the Kirtland took the big lead, Broncos’ head coach Greg Jenks inserted some second and third stringers so they could get some game experience. “We are very happy with the win,” Jenks said after the game. “At this point in the season, every game is important no matter who the other team is.” The Bengals looked to be in trouble right from the start of the game. Zach Van Duren returned the opening kickoff 69 yards for what turned into a long evening for Gallup. The Bengals ended the game with 160 yards on the ground and 58 in the air. Kirtland came into the game having lost three of
Jason Alatorre makes a leap for the touchdown during Gallup’s game against Kirtland Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
Bengals and Broncos face off Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons Bengals take the field during their home conference game against the Kirtland Broncos Nov. 4. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
its last four games. Those losses were to Farmington (63-32), Miyamura (42-12) and Bloomfield (41-27). Each loss was a 5A game. For Gallup, the
game was the eighth consecutive loss after winning its first two games. The losses were by an average scoring margin of 48 points.
Gallup head coach Josh Olsen could be heard shouting encouragement to the Bengals during the game, particularly on defense and with up front.
The Broncos finished the 2016 football season 6-4, 2-3 and play Las Lunas this weekend in a state playoff game. The Bengals fell to 2-8, 0-5.
It was pouring rain during the game between Kirtland and Gallup high schools, but not enough to dampen Bengal spirit. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
Bengal Quincy Smith (40) heads toward the action on the field. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons
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2016 Turquoise Cup Dance Competition Highlights PHOTOS BY RAH PHOTOGRAPHY
The Starlette Dazzlers snagged the grand prize during the Turquoise Cup Dance Competition at Gallup High Nov. 5.
Destiny Touchine and Alexis Villalobos of the Bengals Dance team won the duet dance competition.
Gallup Bengal Girls won the teen girls category and are headed to Orlando, Fla. to compete in a prestigious competition.
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Alyssa Gonzales, Jordan Kraus, Mia Carbajal, and Jayanna Deary of the Starlette’s pose with their prizes.
The Starlette Tiny’s perform during the Nov. 5 competition.
Miyamura High School cheer team take on a ‘Minnie Mouse’ type persona during their performance Nov. 5.
DWI | FROM PAGE 8 H u g h t e responded to the scene of a cra sh on the offramp at the 20-mile m a r ke r o f Interstate 40. On route, he was told by another officer to head to the hospital to meet the driver who was suspected of intoxication, according to the report. At the hospital, Nez, 23, admitted to drinking at a local bar and then driving. He said he hit a bump and his wheel hub had given out, at which point he swerved, lost control, and crashed, the report states. Allegedly, Nez lost consciousness and didn’t remember much else. He failed what field sobriety tests his neck brace allowed him to perform, and was placed under arrest. A blood draw was taken. An open container of liquor was found in his vehicle, according to the report. Roberta Joe Oct. 26, 4:09 pm DWI G P D O f f i c e r A n d r e w Thayer was d i spatched to 2102 E . Hw y. 66 in reference to a domestic dispute. At the scene, according to his report, Thayer found a female, Joe, 35, arguing with another female. Joe, who was intoxicated, according to an officer who had interviewed her, then got into a car and drove southbound through a dirt lot toward Aztec Avenue. Thayer conducted a traffic stop, and found not only Joe in the vehicle, but a 4-month-old infant and an adult passenger. Accord i ng to T hayer’s
report, Joe smelled of alcohol, had red, watery eyes, and admitted to drinking earlier in the day. She failed field sobriety tests and blew .15 and .12, twice, during breath testing. Along with her DWI, she was also booked for abandonment or abuse of a child. Roger Gene Kee Jr. Oct. 25, 8:37 pm DWI G P D O f f i c e r D a r i u s Johnson was d ispatched t o C ou nt y Road 1 and Spr ingf ield Lane in reference to a possible drunk driver. At the scene, according to Johnson’s report, he found a gold Suzuki sitting in the middle of the road. Johnson found Kee, 26, sleeping in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was still in drive and Kee smelled of alcohol and had red, bloodshot eyes, according to Johnson’s report. Kee failed field sobriety tests and blew .19 and .17 during breath testing. Marilyn Begay Oct. 25, 10:39 pm DWI, aggravated G P D O f f i c e r Douglas Hoffman w a s patrolling Gallup, driving west on Aztec Avenue near First Street, when he noticed a vehicle traveling east on Aztec that matched the description of a previously reported car. According to Hoffman’s report, Begay, 39, increased her speed when Hoffman began to follow her, and she continued to speed and even drove on the wrong side of the road. Eventually, Begay pulled to the back yard of 307 E. Aztec Ave and stopped. Hoffman
placed Begay in handcuffs and detained two male passengers. Several open containers were found in the car and Begay admitted to drinking, Hoffman wrote. She failed field sobriety test and blew .21 and .22 during breath testing. Marcellus James Oct. 16, 3:52 pm DWI, aggravated G P D Officer Ryan Blackgoat was dispatched to 503 E. Logan Ave. in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arriving at the 600 block of East Logan, he spotted a white Chevy Silverado traveling eastbound toward his vehicle. A female was seen in the bed of the pickup, hitting the rear windshield with a blunt object. Blackgoat pursued the vehicle to 713 E. Hill Ave. There the driver, James, 47, and the female passenger exited the vehicle to speak with the officer. According to Blackgoat’s report, the female entered the truck bed in an attempt to stop James, her boyfriend, from leaving. The repor t describes a strong odor of alcohol from the suspect’s breath, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. James admitted to drinking five Budlight beers since 2 pm. Officer Blackgoat administered a roadside sobriety test, which James failed. James was transported to the county jail, where he provided breath samples of 0.19 and 0.17. Matilda James Oct. 16, 12:40 pm DWI, aggravated Deputy M e r l i n Bena l ly of the McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s Office was
dispatched on an attempt to relocate a light brown Tahoe that had been seen northbound on NM 566 in Church Rock after an occupant was found intoxicated and turned away when she attempted to buy some booze. Dr iv i ng nor t h on 56 6, B e n a l ly fou nd a veh icle match i ng t he descr iption and noted that it did not have a rear plate or temp tags. According to the report, the vehicle was seen driving over the white edgeline tw ice. Officer Benally proceeded to detain the vehicle near Challenger Road. The driver, identified as
James, 35, claimed that she had not drunk anything since the day before. However, Officer Benally noted a moderate odor of alcohol from inside the vehicle, and James presented with slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. A field sobriety test was conducted, and James agreed to a breath test at the scene. The result of this test was 0.303 BrAC. James was placed under arrest and two additional breath samples were taken with results of 0.25 and 0.24. According to the report, Officer Benally also found a 12 ounce can of Natural Light beer under the vehicle’s passenger seat.
Football Nov. 4 Kirtland @ Gallup 54-14 (Gallup 2-8) Miyamura @ Aztec 14-28 (Miyamura 7-3) Thoreau @ Wingate 18-14 (Wingate 3-7) Girls Volleyball Nov. 5 Crownpoint @ Rehoboth 1-3 (Rehoboth 14-6)
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CALENDAR COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 11 - 17, 2016 FRIDAY Nov. 11
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Throughout November: “Leading the Way to Healthier Nations” Bahe Whitethorne Jr. – artist exhibition. Bahe Whitethorne Jr. will have his work on display at the Main Library. Whitethorne Jr.’s art is inspired from his father and from graphic novels. This mix of traditional and contemporary techniques makes his work stand out. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
4 pm: a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. SATURDAY Nov. 12
WOOL WEAVER MARK DESCHINNY
2 pm: Mark Deschinny will be giving a demonstration at the Children’s Branch. Deschinny also makes hand-made Navajo weaving looms and tools specializing in portable looms which can be used for a weaving class, leisure weaving or for professional demonstrations. His combs, battens, spindles, needles and other weaving tools are hand-cut using domestic hardwoods and locally harvested woods. All tools are hand-finished with Danish oil, bees wax/orange oil and paste wax for many generations of weaving and protection. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
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. SUNDAY Nov. 13
CHURCH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Join us for the Holy Eucharist. Begins: 10:30 am. For more information, please call (505) 863-4695. Location: 1334 S. Country Club Dr.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL MONTHLY TAIZE’ SERVICE
6:30 pm: 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) 870-6136. MONDAY 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.
3-5 pm: The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of November. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, call (505) 863-1291 or email email@example.com or visit the front desk of the library. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. TUESDAY Nov. 15
COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
The meeting begins at 9 am at the McKinley County Board of Commissioners, 207 W. Hill Ave. (505) 8631400.
A LOOK AT DEMENTIA/ ALZHEIMER’S
10 am – noon: Understand why it has been called the “looming crisis” for our health care system. Robert Keene, dementia educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053.
POET TANAYA WINDER
6 pm: the Library presents Tanaya Winder, writer, educator, motivational speaker, Continued on page 23
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The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. This Notice is being published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID RESIDENTIAL “4 UNIT TURNAROUND” PROJECT Project #2016-01 November 5, 2016 GALLUP HOUSING AUTHORITY Gallup Housing Authority (GHA) is accepting Bids from licensed and bonded contractors to perform residential “Unit Turn-Around Services” (Minor Repair, Cleaning, “Make Ready to Rent”) for an initial Four (4), and potential additional units upon availability of funds. Completed, Responsive Bids must be received by Gallup Housing Authority no later than 2:00pm, MST, Wednesday, November 16. Faxes, Late and E-mails will not be accepted. An “Initial 4 Units” will be contracted, and additional units may be contracted through a negotiated Change Order. A bid “Per Unit with a Grand Total” for completing all four (4) initial designated Units and a bid “To complete additional Individual Units” is requested. A reasonable “Pay as work is completed” schedule will be negotiated. SUBMIT PROPOSAL TO: Gallup Housing Authority 203 Debra Drive Gallup, NM 87301 Attn: Michael Burnside, Capital Projects Coordinator Phone (505) 722-4388 Pre-Bid Meeting and Inspection of Units: GHA will host a Pre-Bid Conference on Wednesday, November 9, 2015 at 2:00pm MST. Interested parties are encouraged to meet at the GHA conference room, located at 203 Debra Drive Gallup, NM. Attendance is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. After the pre-bid meeting, there will be a walk-through of the four units. Note: Gallup Housing Authority will be considering procuring the services of a contractor on an “On-Call” basis for a year-long contract. Further information will shared at the Pre-Bid Meeting.
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and spoken word poet from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. She co-founded As/Us: A Space for Women of the World. In 2010, Winder won the A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando prize in poetry. Her poetry collection Words Like Love was published in 2015. She will read from her poetry and discuss how her culture and traditions have influenced her works. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING
6:30 pm 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, on the hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information, contact Rev. Lorelei Kay (505) 290-5357.
BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEVING SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 - 8 pm and Nov. 16, 10 11:30 am. For those who have lost a loved one to illness, age or disease. Robert Keene, dementia educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053. WEDNESDAY Nov. 16
TODDLER TIME (AGES 2 TO 4)
An active and energetic program for toddlers, featuring music, movement, rhymes, and stories. Starts: 10:30 am. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. Free
MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 7 AND UP)
A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 5 pm. This week: water filtration. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
NOVEMBER FILM SERIES: HOLT HAMILTON FILMS
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Popcorn is provided. This week: Blue Gap Boyz. OctaCALENDAR
via Fellin Public Library, 115. W. Hill Ave.
Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. THURSDAY Nov. 17
CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES)
Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. This week: tissue roll hand-print turkey. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.
VETERANS JOB FAIR
9 am – 2 pm: New Mexico Workforce Connection hosts Hire Veterans Job Fair. The event is open to the public and focused on veterans, transitioning service memebers, military spouses, and their families. Various employers will be recruiting their current job openings. (505) 863-8181, New Mexico Workforce Connection, 2918 E Hwy. 66.
MS WORD BEGINNING COURSE
3-5 pm: The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of November. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, to register call (505) 863-1291 or email email@example.com or visit the front desk of the library. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave.
NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING WITH COUNCILOR FRAN PALOCHAK, DISTRICT 4
We invite residents of District 4 to visit with Councilor Fran Palochak at our meeting beginning at 6 pm. 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. Residents outside of District 4 are also welcome to attend. Tobe Turpen Elementary School, 3310 Manuelito Dr. ONGOING
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: 1315 Hamilton Rd.
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) 7224226, Warehouse Lane off Allison Road.
Friday nights: Karaoke at Sammy C’s with DJ Marvelous. 9 pm. 107 W. Coal Ave. (505) 863-2220.
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
Nov. 18, 4 pm: a family film for everyone to enjoy. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Lilo and Stitch
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.
Nov. 19, 10 am – noon: What, why, who and when? Get your questions answered. Robert Keene, dementia educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053.
THE PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY
2:30 pm, Nov. 20 at the Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Ave. 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.
PLANNING A MEANINGFUL FUNERAL/CREMATION
Nov. 30, 10 m – noon: Learn from an experienced former funeral home and cemetery employee. Robert Keene, Dementia Educator, is providing the following community programs in November. There is no charge to attend, however, participants are asked to pre-register. For more information, contact Robert at (505) 615-8053.
2016 WINTER ARTS & CRAFT FAIR
Dec. 3 – 4 at the Larry Brian Mitchell Recreation Center, 700 Montoya Blvd. (505) 7222619.
PYRAMID RICK TRAIL RUN
Dec 3, registration begins at 8 am. Early registration costs $25; after Nov. 26 it costs $30. The event is a fundraiser for the choirs of Rehoboth and happens in conjunction with Red Rock Balloon Rally. Visit rcsnm.org to register.
ADOPT A GRANDPARENT
Bring joy to local elders by providing them with a gift. Navajo Health Education Program sponsors the event, which is looking for volunteers to adopt a grandparent from Ramah Senior Center, Tohatchi Senior Center, and Lupton Senior Center. Pick up a card from the tree at the NHEP office, (505) 726-8544; wrapped gifts should be dropped off no later than Dec. 12. 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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