Page 1


Learn About Russian Kettlebell Training.

Page 16

VOL 2 | ISSUE 85 | NOVEMBER 18, 2016

Inside: Gallup Sun Biz Directory. Page 12



THE #NODAPL MOVEMENT – MARCH ON ALBUQUERQUE Story and photos by Tiana Gibbs Sun Editor


LBUQUERQUE – On a n u nsea sonably warm fall morning, a crowd of more than 500 people gathered outside the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building Nov. 15. A diverse group, they assembled with a unified pu r pose: To protest t he Dakota Access Pipeline as part of a nationwide display

of solidarity for the people of Standing Rock, S.D. The protest, which was organized by 350 New Mexico, drew support from numerous other local organizations including The Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and Power Through Peace. Since Sept. 9, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and sympathizers to their cause have camped on the site


Meet your UNM-Gallup Academic Advisors Make no mistake we’ve got your back! Stay connected to your same advisor from start to finish.

Mary Lou Mraz

Shynal Robinson

Sheryl Luther

Spring 2017 registration now open.

Tonya Thacker

Wyatt Stiger

Michelle Lee


/unmgallup /unmgalluptv

Notice of Non-Discrimination: The University of New Mexico-Gallup, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of New Mexico - Gallup is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, age, spousal affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, medical condition, disability, religion, pregnancy, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Office of Equal Opportunity whose Director serves as the 504/ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator on UNM main campus: 505-277-5251.For referrals to main campus see: UNM Gallup Title 1X Coordinator; Director of Student SSTC Room 276. Telephone: 505-863-7508. For Referrals 2Affairs,Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun to main campus regarding Section 504 compliance; Student Success Specialist, Gurley Hall Room 2205 B. Telephone: 505-863-7527. NEWS




Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


NEWS Lundstrom named Economic Developer of the Year NAVAJO NATION OFFICIAL ALSO RECOGNIZED

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


atr icia Lundstrom, the executive director at the Greater Ga l lup Econom ic Development Corporation, was named Economic Developer of the Year by the New Mexico IDEA. Lundstrom received the honor for her work with the newly planned Gallup Energy Logistics Park. “Patty was chosen because of her impressive work in advancing, on multiple fronts, the Gallup Energy Logistics Park, which is a unique 2,500acre rail and industrial project that will enhance McKinley County’s position in the global economy,” Therese Varela, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico IDEA, said. Lundstrom’s nomination


was made by Steve Vierck, the executive director of the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County. L e t t e r s o f s u p p o r t fo r

Lundstrom were submitted by Ean Johnson of BNSF Railway and Fred Shephard of the New Mexico Economic Development Department.

“I a m ver y honored to receive the award,” Lundstrom said. “There is still a lot of work to be done.” NM IDEA is an association of economic developers, city officials and development-related officials interested in working toward the promotion of New Mexico and job creation. Lu nd st rom wa sn’t t he sole area official recognized by the NM IDEA. Sharlene


Patricia Lundstrom was recently honored with an award from the new Mexico IDEA. Lundstrom is pictured with other award recipients. Photo Credit: NM IDEA

Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

Amazing Grace Insurance - 18 Butler’s - 7 Bubany Insurance Agency - 9 Ed Corley Nissan - 24 El Morro Theatre - 18 Gallup School of Strength - 16 & 17 Law Office of Barry Klopfer - 11 Pinnacle Bank - 15 RAH Photography - 11 Rico Auto Complex - 8 Second Street Arts Festival - 3 Small Fry Dentistry - 6 Thunderbird Supply Co. - 4 TravelCenters of America - 10 (Motel) TravelCenters of America - 5 (Thankful Thursdays) UNM-Gallup - 2

Begay-Platero, an industrial specialist with the Navajo Nation, was awarded for getting the Raytheon Warehouse Expansion to fruition which


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: Martin Shorty of Gallup, standing against big oil during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in ABQ Nov. 15 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 Phone: (505) 728-1640 Fax: (505) 212-0391 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.


Thankful Thursday Specials

Valid on Thursdays in Nov / Dec

8.95” Windows 10 Touch Screen Tablet $

Craig Quad Core 7” HD Touch Screen Tablet $








Craig Twin Water Dancing Speakers w/Bluetooth $







Hype Static Bluetooth Speaker $

Craig Quad Core 10” HD Touch Screen $




Hype LED,Bluetooth, Stereo,Speaker $






52” Standing Dog & Bear Asst $ Today









IT Classic CD Stereo w/Bluetooth $


89.97 Travel Centers of America Voted I-40, Exit 16 (HWY 66)


Prices shown valid only on Thursdays in Nov/Dec at participating TA/Petro locations while supplies last. Plus additional items!



Quadrone i-Sight $



If you thought these prices were hot… Visit our stores every Thursday in November & December!



IT 6-in-1 Wooden Music Center w/Bluetooth $








Quadrone X-XD $


Imagine House w/Furniture $ Today


Craig Bluetooth Tower Speaker w/Color Changing $




3404 W. Highway 66 Gallup, NM 87301

(505) 863-6801


BEST *2015 professional Driver survey

*Results based on TA survey of professional truck drivers.

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016



By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


f f icia l s f rom t he c i t y ’s B u s i n e s s Improvement Distr ict gave t he Ga l lup Cit y Cou nci l a n update on the organization at the Nov. 9 regular city meeting. Francis Bee, executive director at the BID, and Louie Bonaguidi, president of the BID’s board of directors and the proprietor of City Electric along Coal Avenue, spoke to council members. Both Bee and Bonaguidi noted some of the organization’s successful programs and vowed to keep pounding the pavement to recruit new businesses and rectify delinquent BID accounts. “A city’s reputation rests in large par t on its downtown physical attr ibutes,” Bonaguidi told council members from prepared remarks. “A beaut i f u l a nd v ibr a nt downtown can be a rising

Downtown Gallup, at the corner of Coal Avenue and First Street. File Photo

It's Recess Time!

School Has Started!

You Made You Made The New Friends SMILE BECAUSE… Team! Eduardo Valda, DDS

Birth to 21 – Hospital Dentistry – Emergency Service Physically & Developmentally Challenged Children and Adults

We Accept NM Medicaid – Hablamos Espanol 107 W. Green Ave. Gallup, NM 87301

505-721-0040 | 6

Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

tide that lifts all ships,” he said. Bonaguidi a nd Bee referenced a recent tra sh can-painting beautification project done by area artists. “ T he se t ra sh ca n s a re a very good idea for downtown,” City Councilor Yogash Kumar said. However, Kumar and Mayor Jackie McKinney took issue with BID making minimal contact with local businesses. “I talk to the businesses and I’ve been told at times that they don’t k now who t he BI D i s,” Ku m a r, who i s a BI D proper t y ow ner, sa id. Bee re sponded t h at he makes an attempt to go into at least one business a month, drawing some criticism from McKinney. There a re 173 businesses w ithin the BID. “When I was campaigning, I went into every single business in one day,” McKinney said. “It’s not that hard.” Cit y Cou nci lor A l la n Landavazo asked Bee about t he a mou nt of f u nds BID ha d i n it s ba n k a ccou nt . Landavazo suggested an idea whereby business ow ners who close their doors during

events like ArtsCrawl could receive a stipend for remaining open at such events. Bonaguidi said there are several vacant buildings in the dow ntow n a rea , na ming five buildings between Second and Third streets that are rented but seldom open.

WHAT IS THE BID? The BID wa s estab lished via city ordinance in 2009 and is based on a 2006 property tax assessment by McKinley County. The city of Gallup matches the amount that property owners pay into the BID. Gallup’s BID includes a 35-block radius that encompa s s e s pa r t s of H i s t or ic Highway 66 a nd Coa l a nd Aztec avenues. Gallup is the second city in New Mexico to establish a BID – Albuquerque was the first. Gallup is the only city in New Mexico to have a BID, MainStreet, and an Arts and Cultural District designation. The presentation by Bee and Bonaguidi was for informational purposes and not an action item. NEWS

Gallup celebrates veterans, military at annual Veterans Day ceremony HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR TRIBUTE

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ith hundreds of retired veterans c a l l i n g G a l lu p home, t he cit y does itself right when Veterans Day rolls around. This year was no exception as more than 200 people attended a prayer vigil, an honorary ceremony, a laying of wreathes and a parade Nov. 11 at various locales around the Indian Capital. “Know all your veterans,” Dave Cuellar, a U.S. Army vet and member of Gallup’s Veterans Helping Veterans told a sizeable gathering at the

McKinley County Courthouse Plaza. “Know all of your veterans – past and present.” With American flags practically everywhere, the vigil was held at the Veterans Helping Veterans Post along West Maloney Avenue. “It’s awesome to see so many people here honoring the veterans,” Mike Perez, 73, a retired city of Gallup employee, said. Perez served a tour-ofduty in Vietnam. “I like this as did a lot of the veterans in attendance. This is alright, I guess. I think veterans everywhere want to be appreciated.” A short ceremony was held at the city-operated Hillcrest

21-Gun Salute and Taps for fallen soldiers. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

Cemetery along Aztec Avenue. There, onlookers witnessed the laying of wreaths, a 21-gun salute and a short program which included speakers. Later, a parade started from the Gurley Motor Body Shop on Aztec and proceeded to the McKinley County Courthouse Plaza, which is home to Gallup’s Veteran’s Memorial. Former Gallup resident John Encino sang the national anthem at the downtown ceremony. Cuellar,


Gallup Police Officer Kelvin Akeson plays “Amazing Grace” at Veterans Day gathering. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

NM Lady Titans softball team donated and served veterans. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura

McKinley County: 21,000 voted Nov. 8 MATTER NOW HEADS TO SEC. OF STATE By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he canvassing of the Nov. 8 election went well and there were no major problems, officials said. Results still indicate that McKinley County is heavily Democratic and voters tend to be shy about turning out on Election Day. McKinley County Director of Elections Rick Palochak said 21,208 people cast their votes in this year’s general election — out of 40,400 registered votes in McKinley County. That amounted to about a 52 percent voter turnout. “Of course you always want those numbers to be as high as they can be,” Palochak said. NEWS

“I’d say the numbers are usually low in McKinley County, but the numbers do fluctuate.” Palochak said 15,274 registered Democrats voted, compared to 3,647 registered Republicans. The numerical difference is with people who declare themselves as not a member of a major party, Palochak said. The canvassing revealed a slight problem at a voting machine on the city’s south side, Palochak noted. That problem was attributed to a machine becoming unplugged, but that was quickly fixed, he said. Canvassing, or vote certification, took place at the McKinley County Courthouse over a few days as compared

to typically just one, due to the fact that there were Veterans Day preparations and other area public meetings that coincided with the canvassing. There were quite a few provisional ballots that took time to go through as well, Palochak said. There were six workers who canvassed votes on Nov. 9 and seven who participated in canvassing on Nov. 15. Palochak noted that election certification isn’t final until everything clears the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office. There are 62 voting precincts in McKinley County. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said prior to canvassing that he’d heard of no major problems with people or machines on Election Day. Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


VETERANS DAY | FROM PAGE 7 Mayor Jackie McKinney and Tooley Brown of Veterans Helping Veterans were part of the 20-minute ceremonial program. “We need to keep our shoulder to the wheel to help our veterans,” McKinney said during a short speech. “We all must thank our veterans for what they do and for what they have done.” Ga l lup’s L aw rence Talamante, a U.S. Navy veteran, was the Grand Marshal of the event. Talamante, 91, served aboard the USS Pine Island – which was part of the Pacific fleet that tended sea planes engaged in air rescue operations during the final phases of World War II. “Greetings to everyone,”

LUNDSTROM | FROM PAGE 7 saved current and future contracts and jobs, Varela said. Begay-Platero received the Ben Luján Public Servant of the Year Award. Luján was a former New Mexico Speaker of the House who died about

Hundreds march from Hillcrest Cemetery to the Courthouse Square for the largest gathering of veterans in Gallup. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura three years ago. Varela added, “These individuals exemplify the work and commitment in the economic development field and these awards are a symbol of their professionalism, dedication to the association, their communities and the state of New Mexico’s economic

development and job creation efforts.” L u nd s t r om r e ceive d a s i m i l a r aw a r d f r o m N M IDEA in 2011 for her work in economic development. A Milan native, Lundstrom has served the New Mexico House of Representatives since 2001.

Talamante said at being introduced. “I didn’t know what I’d do at 16, 17 years old, but I did something that was very worthwhile and courageous.” Throughout the parade, some people could be seen from the sideline carrying miniature flags, clapping and cheering as the parade passed. In each of the events, veterans

shook hands and hugged their fellow veterans. “It’s just a wonderful day, a wonderful occasion,” Tony Torres, 65, a U.S. Army vet and Gallup resident, said. “I appreciate this and all of the veterans here right now appreciate this.” McK i n ney a nd Cuel la r acknowledged Encinio, who was born in Albuquerque and raised in Gallup. Encinio plays the guitar and sings, and regularly performs in Las Vegas and has sung the national anthem at various Indian Capital events over the years. “I think events like this are very important,” City Councilor Allan Landavazo said. While not a veteran himself, Landavazo said his father and uncles served in the military. Landavazo was one of several local politicos attending the Courthouse ceremony. “I support what our veterans have done.” The celebration of Veterans Day was first created to memorialize the end of World War I. The major hostilities of the war terminated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The day was named Veterans Day in the U.S. in 1954 and has become a day to remember and honor all U.S. military veterans.











220 S. FIFTH • GALLUP, NEW MEXICO 87301 (505) 722-2271 •

1 Limited to dealer selected vehicles in stock. Not compatible with special finance, lease and some other offers. Take delivery by 11/30/16. See participating dealer for details. compatible with special finance, lease and some other offers. Take delivery by 11/30/16. See participating dealer for details. ©2016 General Motors. All rights reserved.

8GMGW0706000_RICO_BlackFriday_10x6.25.indd Friday November 18, 20161 • Gallup Sun

Based on MSRP of $44,610. Not


11/2/16 2:49 PM


North Side man busted for possession, parole violation By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


Gallup man remained incarcerated Nov. 16 on possession of marijuana and violation of probation charges after a drug arrest by the Gallup Police Department. A $7,000 bond amount was set at the McKinley County Adult Detention Center on Carlos Valdenegro. In a police report on the matter, Gallup police officer Luke Martin wrote that he and Officer Cindy Romancito responded to a domestic dispute call on North Second Street. Upon arrival, a witness told Martin that Valdenegro

Carlos Valdenegro a nd h is mot her, Pat r icia Valdenegro, were arguing inside the residence. “The conflict was not physical,” Martin recorded in the report.

Martin looked under a bed used by Valdenegro and discovered a 12-pack of Corona beer and a large black plastic bag containing seven clear plastic bags of a “green leafy substance,” Martin wrote in the report. More of the “leafy substance” was found in a dresser drawer in the room. “The green leafy substance had the appearance and character istics of marijua na,” Martin concluded. Martin ultimately placed a combative Valdenegro in handcuffs. A relative revealed t h a t C a r l o s Va l d e n e g r o sold “weed” and that there was probably more of the stuff stored throughout the residence.

Pedestrian killed on Gallup’s west Route 66 By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


Gallup man attempting to cross Historic Highway 66 not long a fter the evening rush hour was hit and killed by a motorist Nov. 14, officials said. Lt. Rosanne Morrissette of the Gallup Police Department said Jefford Baker, 54, of

Lupton, Ariz., was trying to cross the highway near Exit 16, not far from the Hampton Inn, at around 6:30 pm when he was hit by a car. Baker was reportedly in the company of another unidentified man. “The driver of the car did not see the two individuals tr ying to cross the road,” Morrissette said. “That’s how the incident happened.”

Morrisette said Baker was pronounced dead when Gallup police arrived on the scene. She said the two people were trying to cross the busy road from the north to the south side and that the driver of the car was not intoxicated. The car was travelling about 35 miles per hour, Morrissette said. The driver of the vehicle was not cited by police.

Woman jailed on battery, abuse charges after argument in moving vehicle By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


n argument inside of a moving vehicle nea rly tur ned deadly before Deputy Lasheena Johnson of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to quell things. Accord i ng to a pol ice report, Johnson stopped driver Ricky Gatewood, Jr., 36, and Coral Cleveland, 25, along U.S. Highway 491 near Francisco Pond Road. The tan van the two were in was reportedly “swerving” and the occupants were said to have been fighting. “The van was in the slow lane and did swerve outside of the lane twice,” Johnson recorded. The couple began the journey in Window Rock, Ariz., and were arguing for most of the drive into Gallup, the police report states. The two were heading to Albuquerque for school testing, Gatewood told Johnson. But arguments e n s ue d w he n C le vel a nd brought up issues about the couple’s past. Things took off from there, Johnson wrote. Gatewood said he was driving at speeds of 55 miles per hour and Cleveland attempted to open the car door to get out at least three times during the ride, saying she was going to “kill herself.” Gatewood

Coral Cleveland managed to grab Cleveland by the arm each time, telling her that he didn’t want her “to die like that.” A 3 -year-old child was strapped in a car seat in the back seat of the van and was not injured, Johnson wrote. “[Ms. Cleveland] stated that they were on their way to Albuquerque for testing and they were arguing about her staying out there after the testing,” Johnson said in the report. Reportedly, the couple sta r ted a rguing a s soon as they left Speedy’s in Arizona. Cleveland was arrested on battery against a household member and abuse of a child placed in a dangerous situation charges. Cleveland was later released on her own recognizance, according to jail records. Gatewood was issued a temporary restraining order packet by Johnson.

Make your payment and get service at one great location!

CALL (505) 863-3836 311 South 3rd Street, Gallup, NM Fax: (505) 863-6310 •Auto • Home • Commercial • Mobile Home • Motorcycle • Boat • RV • Bonds NEWS

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


Zuni man resists cops, gets Joseph Apodaca found guilty in DWI and other charges sexual assault case By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


Zuni man remains incarcerated at the McK i n ley Cou nt y Adu lt Detent ion Center as of Nov. 16 after being arrested for a number of charges including: assault upon a peace officer; resisting, evading or obstructing an officer; aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol; possessing an open container of alcohol; failing to stop at an intersection and failing to provide insurance charges, according to a police report. His bond is set at $3,000. G a l lu p p o l i c e o f f i c e r Dom i n ic Mol i n a i n it i a l ly pu l le d over C h r i s t opher Hannaweeke, 21, on Nov. 3 for speeding on West Aztec Avenue. The stop led to a bizarre set of circumstances whereby Ha nnaweeke at tempted to head-but t Mol i na a nd at tempted to


TravelCenters of America

Christopher Hannaweeke kick another police officer who was at the scene in an apparent attempt to escape from custody. “ I a s ke d fo r d r i v e r ’s l icen se, reg i st r at ion a nd i nsu ra nce,” Moli na w rote in the repor t. “He handed me expired registration and expired insurance”. Molina a nd a nother officer were able to

momentarily calm Hannaweeke, but not before he attempted to head-butt a n o t h e r p o l i c e o f f i c e r, Molina wrote. Hannaweeke t o ok a br e a t h a ly z er t e s t administered by Molina, but H a n n aweeke wa s voc a l ly protesting being detained. “While travelling to the ja i l for book i ng, he wa s head-butting the window of the unit once again,” Molina recorded. Molina wrote that H a n n awe eke k icke d t he police car door so hard that he damaged the car’s door handle. At one point dur ing the a r rest procedure, Hannaweeke reportedly told Molina, “Take my cuffs off, you’ll see what happens.” H a n n aweeke wa s u lt imately taken to county jail while he continued yelling a nd shout i ng obscen it ies at Mol i na a nd ot her of f icers who assisted with the situation.


Monday thru Thursday

Any 2 nights



Weekly Rate

30 Days



Free continental breakfast, must have coupon – Good only at TA Gallup, NM. I-40 & Hwy 66, Exit 16 3404 W. Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301

(505) 863-6801


Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

Staff Reports


L BUQU ERQU E – At tor ney Genera l He c t o r B a ld e r a s announced Nov. 16 that a 2nd Judicial District Cour t jur y fou nd Joseph Apodaca guilty of two counts of criminal sexual penetration in the first degree and one count of tampering with evidence following a two week trial. “The Office of the Attorney General is focused on combating sexual violence in New Mexico and this verdict would not have been possible without the courage and perseverance of the survivor and her family,” said Attorney General

Joseph Apodaca Balderas. Assistant Attorneys General Greer Rose a nd Nichola s Gilbert prosecuted the matter on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General.

Encuentro’s home health aide (HHA) program launches radio PSA THE ONLY SPANISH-BASED HHA PROGRAM IN THE NATION ANNOUNCES ITS CLASS SIZE EXPANSION Staff Reports


LBUQUERQUE – I n recog n it ion of No v e m b e r a s Na t io n a l F a m i l y caregivers Month, the nonprofit organization Encuentro is looking to garner the attention of a spir ing Spa nishspeaking students looking to get involved in the Home Health Aide field – the second fastest growing career in the state of New Mexico. To that end, Encuentro has launched a PSA to provide the necessary information for enrollment in their program next semester – January ‘17. Located in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, Encuentro’s mission is to transform New Mexico into a thriving community for all of its residents. The organization does this by engaging Latino immigrant families in educational opportunities that build skills for economic and social justice. “Due to the high demand for Spanish language training in the HHA field, our program is doubling its size per semester,”

A nd rea Pla za , Execut ive Director of Encuentro, said. She also added the PSA is “an effort to try to create awareness in our community, and let people know this type of training is available and accessible.” The radio PSA can be heard periodically from 12 pm to 12 am on Spanish radio station Jose 105.9. The PSA informs the public that, “the courses are in Spanish and include state recognized certification, ESL for Home Health providers, how to open up your own business, and worker rights. Scholarships and daycare are available for participants.” “The HHA program offered at Encuentro is free of charge to the students and a one-of-a-kind program in the entire nation,” said Andrea. The state certification is available through Encuentro’s partnership with CNM. Accord i ng to a recent study by the Department of Workforce Solution, the Home Health sector is one of the fastest growing industries in New Mexico and is projected to grow by 2,000 jobs by the year 2024. NEWS

WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Fabian L. Garcia Oct. 30, 8:27 pm DWI, aggravated (3rd) Gallup P o l i c e Department O f f ic e r T a m m y Houghtaling was dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving a silver Dodge pickup that collided with a house before fleeing the scene. Shortly after, a vehicle matching the description was found pulling into the Fire Rock Casino parking lot after being unable to maintain the traffic lane. Sgt. Wallace Billie and a casino security officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Fabian Garcia, 31. According to the report, Garcia was found slouched in the driver’s seat, and officers had a difficult time waking him. When he did wake up, Garcia reportedly attempted to start the vehicle. When Houghtaling arrived on scene, she noted the odor of alcohol on Garcia’s breath as well as slurred speech and bloodshot watery eyes. The vehicle showed signs of recent damage to the driver’s side front bumper. Garcia consented to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He became argumentative, stating that he had not been driving, but there was no one else in the vehicle or at the scene. Garcia would not consent to a breath test. He was booked on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (3rd), suspended revoked license, duty upon striking a fixture, and immediate notice of accident.

Jordan Bahe Oct. 27, 10:04 pm DWI McKinley C o u n t y Sher i f f ’s O f f i c e D e p u t y Lorenzo Guerrero was dispatched to the area of Hassler Valley Road by the Hog Backs in reference to a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Guerrero discovered a silver Chevy utility vehicle that had collided with a guard rail on the north side of the road. The driver, Jordan Bahe, 26, reportedly stated that she was driving home from Mariano Lake when the accident occurred. Guerrerro noted in his report that Bahe had extremely red, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech at the scene. He also noted the smell of liquor. According to the report, Bahe was alone in the vehicle. She admitted to drinking but would not consent to a field sobriety test. Based on Bahe’s admission of drinking and Guerrero’s observations at the scene, Bahe was arrested for driving under the influence. She consented to a breath test and blew a BAC of .26 and .28. Curtis L. Spottedhorse Oct. 27, 12:15 pm DWI, aggravated (1st) MCSO Deput y Ta m my Houghtaling was dispatched to the Giant gas station at 92 St Hwy 371 in regards to a male subject passed out inside his vehicle. Upon arrival, Houghtaling found the vehicle stopped with the driver’s side front and rear windows rolled down. According to the police report, a strong odor

Law Office of Barry Klopfer P.C. Barry KIopfer Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: DWI Defense Semi-Truck Accidents Navajo Employment Law 224 W. Coal Ave. Gallup, NM 87301


Phone: (505) 722-9331 Fax: (505) 722-9335

of intoxicating beverages could be smelled upon approach of the vehicle. T he d r i ve r, C u r t i s Spottedhorse, 54, was reportedly the only occupant in the vehicle. The keys were found in his hand, which was resting in his lap. After waking Spottedhorse, Houghtaling noted the appearance of bloodshot, watery eyes as well as saliva around the corners of his mouth. Spottedhorse agreed to field sobriety tests, which he failed. He reportedly became agitated at the scene, cursing at the officer and stating that he had just gotten his vehicle back from impoundment. He was arrested and taken to McKinley County Detention Center for a breath test and booking. After arguing with the deputy and repeatedly attempting to blow incorrectly into the machine, two breath samples were collected at .18 and .17. He was booked on the charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated, first offense.

Willis L. Stewart, Jr. Oct. 22, 12:54 pm DWI, aggravated (2nd) GPD officer Jeremy Shirley was d ispatched to the Chili Fa ctor y at 18 3 4 E a s t Hw y 66 i n reference to individuals drinking inside their vehicle parked at the business. While en route, the officers were notified that the vehicle had left the business and was traveling eastbound on Aztec Ave. Shirley spotted the vehicle, a silver Blazer, and followed it to the Hacienda Motel at 2510 E. Hwy 66, where it pulled into the lot. Upon approaching the vehicle, Shirley made contact with the driver, Willis Stewart, 43. Two passengers were also reported as being passed out in the vehicle. According to the report, Shirley asked if Stewart had been drinking, to which he replied “no, they have” indicating the passengers. Shirley asked again if he had been drinking, and Stewart this time admitted to having two beers. Willis refused to take a field sobriety test and was

arrested. He would not consent to a breath test. Willis was booked for aggravated driving while intoxicated, 2nd offense, and cited for driving on a suspended or revoked license. The passengers were taken to detox and later transported to the hospital due to high levels of intoxication. Woody Barbone Oct. 20, 12:24 pm DWI, aggravated (1st) G P D O f f i c e r N o r m a n Bowman responded to a potentia l drunk driver reported at the 2400 block of E. Hwy 66, exiting the Burger King. Upon finding the vehicle, Bowman initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Woody Barbone, 60. According to the report, Bowman informed Barbone of the complaint and asked if he had been drinking, to which he replied yes. Barbone agreed to routine field sobriety tests. He also consented to a breath test and blow a BAC of .22 and .21. He was booked on one charge of driving while intoxicated.

RAH Photography Meeting all of your photography needs! Sports, Weddings, Seniors, Newborn, Maternity, Events, Quinceañeras, Graduations, Families and much more! Contact us to book today! tod (505)863-6084 www, Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016



AUTOMOTIVE Ed Corley Nissan

Rico Auto Complex GMC Buick Full Service Garage (505) 722-2271 220 S. 5th St.

New & Used Cars Full Service Garage (505) 863-6163 1000 W. Jefferson Ave.



Rocket Cafe

Cowtown Feed & Livestock

Pizza Pasta Hamburgers Serving Breakfast (505) 722-8972

Cows Horses Pets (505) 722-6913 14 Hamilton Rd.



Personal Care Services, Inc & Enterprises (505) 863-5898 1613 S. 2nd St.

Life Auto Rentals Full Service Agency Se Habla Español (505) 863-8086 102 E. Aztec Ave



RAH Photography



s want p! r e d a e R us u to pick


reat r ay for g

us tod

l deals!

specia ates and

(505) 728-1640 |


- Caregiver & Community Training - Home Assessments - Family consultations - Private Grief Counseling (505) 615-8053 - Robert

Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun



Wraps Salads Coffee Desserts (505) 722-5017 302 S. Second St.



Construction, Roofing & Remodeling Free estimates in town Phone: (505) 870-8214 Email:

Electronics Appliances Carpet (505) 863-9559 1308 Metro Ave


Associates & Bachelor Degrees (505) 863-7500 705 Gurley Ave



Bubany Insurance Agency

Butler's Office City

Home Auto Life All Types of Insurance! (505) 863-3836 311 S. Third St.

Office Printing Book Nook Teaching Supplies (505) 722-6661 1900 E. Hwy 66


LP Gas 'The Modern Fuel' (505) 722-6097




Meeting All of Your Photography Needs! (505) 863-6084



TA Travel Center 3404 W. Hwy 66 Fuel Food Motel (505) 863-6801

(505) 722-4323 1907 W. Historic Hwy 66

Introducing Gallup Sun Biz Directory Get Noticed. And get more customers in the door for only $60 for six weeks! Call Ad Rep Raenona @ (505) 879-1941 or (505) 728-1640 today.

GALLUP SUN ARCHIVES Effective June 24, 2016, ALL Gallup Sun *archives (past issues) will be mailed. Must provide exact release date and mailing address. Send info. and check or money order for $1.50 to: Gallup Sun PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305 *Based on availability.

Gallup Sun Introduces... 2016 Red Rock Balloon Rally

‘Official Program’ Taking Ad Orders NOW!!! Widely circulated • Get Noticed Call today for rates!

Main: (505) 728-1640

Ad Rep Raenona Harvey (505) 879-1941 Email: NEWS


Voters, congratulate yourselves

By Bernie Dotson


he race for president this year may not have turned out like a lot of folks wanted it to, yet we can clearly identify some big winners in the year’s general election — and the June primaries for that fact. They were the voters. The winners include the thousands of people who voted early and on voting day in McKinley and Cibola counties. For some, it meant standing in line for a while. Forget for a minute that Donald

Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The mere fact that folks around McKinley and Cibola exercised their civic duty is a cause for


celebration. That’s the stuff that an honest and functioning democracy is made of. Let’s face it: The 2016 presidential campaign featured stuff that had to be endured, not followed. It was Trump calling Mexicans rapists and criminals and Clinton dodging questions about emails and past business dealings. On both sides, it got uglier and uglier as time went on, even afterward to the point where demonstrations continue to take place around the country in protest of the Trump triumph. That’s why the hope for tomorrow

rests with an engaged and informed electorate. If enough citizens demand that their public officials genuinely work for the common good, there’s hope for the future. Choosing a president is very important, of course. But the person who sits in the Oval Office doesn’t raise or lower local property taxes or enact laws in the New Mexico Legislature. School boards directly touch lives. So do city councils and county commissions. When people take part in elections, as they did Nov. 8, it’s always a good day for democracy.


On November 21, a last quarter moon occurs. According to Dana Gerhardt’s Moon Series, this is a “wobbly time” with a sense of uncertainty. As we come to the end of Scorpio, you’ll notice positive and negative aspects. The benefits are passion, drive, and dedication — you’ll also feel vindictive and manipulative. Madame G recommends taking a deep breath. This too shall pass.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct.22)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Are you searching for distraction? You’ve found it. It’s not always easy to judge what’s best, especially if it feels good. Look inward. If you’re escaping a bad situation, run. But, if you’re attempting to hide from yourself — you can’t. Madame G suggests asking hard questions. Look at the situation as it is, but don’t make it worse than it is. You’re capable. You’ll conquer!

Whatever your thoughts on the election, change is inevitable: positive or negative. What’ll it be for you? Human beings don’t survive or accomplish anything on their own: “no man is an island.” Consider reconnecting with friends and family. It’s always good to know you have friendly people in your corner. Having a few supporters can go a long way towards change.

It’s hard to lose control. You may assume someone is purposefully rebellious or negligent. Perhaps they don’t fully understand. Don’t judge someone’s first draft with your polished one. The best way to lose credibility is to push someone so far they give up or turn on you. Be wise dear Libra, and tread carefully. Human beings don’t act rationally — they’re emotional. Even you.

You’re touched by recent events. You may view them from half a lens. Maybe you’re not really taking it all in, or maybe you haven’t yet come to grips. You must look in the mirror and take a stand. Understand what you feel and why. Can you help a friend? Perhaps your greatest gifts are helping those who can’t find peace or joy. Maybe it’s to stand and fight. Who knows, but you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Do what you love and passion follows. Nothing sucks life from your soul like pretending to care when you don’t. How long is too long? If you have kids, your priority will remain fixed on them. That’s good. But, don’t forget about yourself. You can give your children the life they need and deserve and find happiness. It’s possible. It takes work, but you can find it. You deserve it.

Grief is part of life. We must all make a sacrifice for existence — the price is loss. But, this aspect is less important than how we live our life. Consider the transformative power of the Scorpion. They’re known to regrow tails after they’ve sacrificed one to an enemy. It’s for the greater good — their life. You’re strong Leo. You’ll rock this day and this life. You’ve got this!

Darker feelings have arisen lately. You may feel backed into a corner with nowhere to turn. The baser level Scorpio will sting and lash out. The Scorpio transformed realizes the sacrifice of a metaphorical tail or ego is but a small sacrifice in the scheme of life. Think long term. Don’t waste it all in the moment. Act rationally while everyone else doesn’t. Wait. Be patient. Strike!

Your life has meaning. But, only you can decide what it means. Don’t waste your life being a half version of someone else’s vision. You’ll only be less than yourself and be terribly unhappy. And they’ll be terribly disappointed. You’re only shot at true joy is to live fully of yourself. Give fully of yourself too. Then when you stand before the world they’ll hear you roar. Go you!

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

In the ever-persistent quest for your other half, you’ve met some interesting characters. Do any strike you as odd? Maybe they stand out. Why? Sometimes big, huge, personalities stand out in a negative way. You’ll find positives too, if they have something that sells. Think like a Scorpio for a moment; there is something to learn in every situation. Be tactical. Be strategic. You will!

You may feel trapped in a tight spot. You can’t move forwards or backwards. It’s hard to know what path to travel. Consider Robert Frost’s poem: “I took the road less traveled by and it has made all the difference.” There is no right way to live. You must make a choice. You must live with conviction. Be brave Virgo. Show no fear, face this day with strength. You can do it!

You have dreams, and dreams upon dreams. Whether those dreams lead to action are another story. Do your best to live, but living involves more than just enjoying a few drinks and partying. You need balance. Your body and mind are seeking this even if you don’t realize it. When one part of the self (body, mind, soul) gets out of whack everything else reacts. Take care!

It’s hard to know what’s too much. Perhaps you have a friend who brings out the best in you. It’s easy to feel embarrassed, especially if you admire them. Listen to the old advice, that’s the best advice: be yourself. If they’re who you think they are—they’ll appreciate it. If they’re not, you’ve learned a very important lesson: never be less of yourself for someone else. Good luck!


Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


Business altruism pays off even when payoff isn’t the point By Finance New Mexico


or many businesses, philanthropic giving ha s a n element of self-interest: It’s giving with the expectation of getting something back in the form of tax breaks and image building. But more and more businesses are discovering that unselfish giving has a value that’s immeasureable, and that reverberates throughout the community, the workforce and the economy.

COMMUNITY QUALITY OF LIFE Businesses that create and nurture an organizational culture based on gratitude can drive significant change that benefits everyone, not just their customers, especially if they can involve likeminded entrepreneurs. When a business spearheads a project that solves a local problem or provides a public service, such as building a bike path or setting aside company land for habitat restoration, it demonstrates an investment in the city or town in which it’s based and a commitment to making the host community a better place for

everyone to live and work. Collaborating with organizations and prominent individuals to identify community needs builds lasting alliances and fosters respect and goodwill toward the business and support for the business’s role in the community — not just as a job creator but also a civic-minded partner.

clients or an endorsement on the partner company’s website or LinkedIn account. For close business partners, a surprise invitation to lunch, handwritten thankyou note or bouquet of flowers doesn’t cost a lot and can reinforce trust, which is essential to a business’s long-term success.

EMPLOYEE COHESIVENESS THAT LASTS Most people are proud to work for a business that’s a force for positive change. It makes them more motivated and engaged. They especially appreciate it when the company is able to give them paid time off to work for a charity or community-oriented project. Some companies let employees contribute as individuals to a cause they believe in, and others let colleagues choose a project they can work on together and represent their employer in a big way. Such collective effor ts give co-workers a break from the workplace routine and a chance to collaborate off the job toward a common goal that has nothing to do with


Photo Credit: Courtesy their weekday tasks. And it allows managers and subordinates to see one another in a different light and a different setting, where workplace hierarchies are irrelevant and everyone works together as equals. It becomes, in essence, a team-building exercise in which co-workers can collaborate, strategize and enjoy external achievements in a way that can strengthen workplace collaborations.

B2B GRATITUDE Being thankful isn’t just

for large companies with allocated budgets, and it doesn’t stop at community projects and employee involvement. It includes vendors, salespeople, contractors, industry partners and suppliers in a business’s professional network. A business can cement mutually beneficial relationships with other entrepreneurs by expressing sincere thanks for reliable service and high-quality work all year round — not just during the season of thanks. That gratitude can take many forms, including a referral to other

Bu si ne s s lea der s who approach philanthropy the same way they manage their business — with an entrepreneurial eye toward innovation, opportunity and improvement — can be powerful models for change. Those who make philanthropy part of their compa ny m ission — a nd communicate their vision to stakeholders — will not only distinguish their business from the competition, but also inspire impactful donations among others. 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

Plateau Sciences Society to meet Sunday Staff Reports


he November meeting of the Plateau Sciences Society will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20  at the Red Mesa Center on Hill Street in Gallup. The program starts at 2:30 pm and will feature Pam Maples, who 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 is limited in scope, but in years to come, every drop saved will


be important. There will be time for discussion afterwards. The business meeting will follow the program. There are three important items on the agenda: (A) Election of Officers for 2017, (B) Report on last week’s trip to old Fort Wingate, and a discussion on the role that PSS should play in site preservation and/ or restoration, and (C) Respond to an invitation from Hubbells Trading Post in Ganado to participate in their annual Holiday Luminaria event on Thursday evening, Dec. 1. We’ve also been requested to help pay for the toys that will be distributed to the attending children, so we might pass a basket for donations.  For more information, contact Martin Link at (505) 863-6459.

Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun


COMMUNITY TRAPT rocks Gallup By Dee Velasco For the Sun


eeting your favorite rock band is always exciting: getting their autographs, take a few pics, and then, rocking out to them with your fist in the air makes life a little sweeter. Yet sometimes reporting these concerts can take you somewhere unexpected … like the inside of a car, where I met with the band for this interview, “TRAPT.” TRAPT is an American rock band that formed in Los Gatos, Calif. in 1995, best known for their 2002 single “Headstrong.” The group consists of lead vocalist Chris Taylor Brown, bassist Peter “Pete” Charell, drummer Brendan Hengle, and guitarist Ty Fury. The members of TRAPT met in high school in the mid-90s and have produced six albums. Their newest album, “DNA,” dropped August 19, 2016. Gallup Sun: (Stepping out of my car) Hey guys, how’s it going? Chris: Sup brother we finally get to meet huh (laughing). Glad to meet ya brotha. Sun: Right! Hey, guys just make yourself comfortable and we’ll get going to the meet/greet. Sun: (As we begin to drive off, I have their new album “DNA” cranking on the stereo) Dude this album really cranks. How long did it take you guys to do it and where at? Peter: We always do our albums in Ora nge Grove, California, in this cool little studio and it took a while. Man can you put it on track 3 “It’s Over.” The guys start to talk about this song and where they could have done better, where the riff changes and how someone messed up (they start laughing). All I kept thinking was, “Wow TRAPT is inside my ride and we’re listening to their new album and these guys are totally critiquing it!” Sun: Man I can’t even tell “he” messed up there (laughing). That song kicks. I also really like the acoustic version of “Human”. COMMUNITY

Chris: Really? Thanks man it’s always good to hear stuff like that, it really helps us out. Sun: So what would you say has kept this band going for the past twenty years? Chris: Honestly, it’s gotta be

shots. Ty: How long has this bar been here? It’s way nostalgic and very cool. Sun: For quite some time, so what’s in store for the band Ty? Ty: We have a couple more

American Bar is Quintana’s Music/Indian Jewelry, where the band checks out the guitars and drums and meets more fans. Watching these guys checking out the instruments you can tell that these guys definitely love what they do. Sun: (Finally back in the car and now heading to Taco Bell because Chris is starving accord-

Chris: You know as well as I do we have trying to play here and choosing small towns like this helps us reach our fans who sometimes can’t get to the bigger places. Plus it’s always cool to hit other places. Sun: (Now finally … this time back to the venue) Guys this has been so cool and I want to thank you for doing this.

The metal band, TRAPT, performed at the Jauggernaut in Gallup Nov. 12. Photo Credit: Hawk Segura the fans. They have stuck with us this long and it has been great, especially this tour with our new album out. The band had recently just come off the, “Make America Rock Again” tour and has played with Saliva, Saving Abel, Tantric, and Drowning Pool. Sun: (Pulling up to the meet/ greet) What’s coming up for you guys for what’s left of the year? Brendan: Dang dude is it always this cold here, it’s fricken freezing. We’re used to that Southern California weather. Sun: It’s gonna even get colder man, I totally miss the weather there and of course the beach. (This, of course, leads into numerous conversations about California in which the band exits the car for the meet and greet.) I like to personally thank Joe Zecca-Owner of American Bar, for allowing the band to have their meet/greet there. Once inside, a fan greets Chris and buys him a shot. Together they take a pic and slam the

dates on this trip and then taking a small break and then start up again for the New Year. Sun: How was it on the Crue Fest? Ty: It was definitely an experience and rocking with all those bands were great. We’ve played with some of them before but the Fest was just totally outrageous. After hanging out for a bit, Peter suggests we head back to the venue, to which doesn’t happen. Next door to

ing to him). It was cool to hear the classic TRAPT sound in this album and not like others who seem to change with the times. Chris: That’s what makes TRAPT, we want to stand out and give the fans nothing but the best at every show ... hey make sure no onions no green sauce, and no rice in my burritos (he tells me.) This band can tear it up with the munchies! Sun: What made you guys decide on Gallup?

Chris: Hey brotha thank for having us here and for cruising us around and we wanna thank Gallup for having TRAPT. The concert kicked off to a room filled with screaming Trapt fans as they perform songs from their new album/ past albums and of course, “Headstrong.” Special thanks again to Joe Zecca & gang/ American Bar, Vernon Garcia & Misty Lasiloo for feeding the band, Donnie Eriacho/ Faceless.

Secure your peace of mind with our new

DIAMOND SECURE ACCOUNT A checking account with valuable financial features plus Identity Theft Protection and Cellular Telephone Protection

Open a Diamond Secure Account or switch your current checking account today! GALLUP 108 E. Aztec Ave. • 150 W. Maloney Ave. 1804 E. Aztec Ave. • MEMBER FDIC

Insurance products are not insured by FDIC or any Federal Government Agency; not a deposit of or guaranteed by the bank or any bank affiliate.


8/5/16 3:48 PM

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


Become better, faster, stronger AT GALLUP SCHOOL OF STRENGTH

By Gallup Sun Staff


orkout buffs and couch potatoes a l i ke a t s o m e point in time have come across weights with the built-in handle while shopping at big box and sporting goods retailers. But, these weights, formally called “kettlebells,” are not a part of some new fitness fad. Kettlebell weights and training go back hundreds of years, according to Gallup School of Strength co-owner Greg McNeil. He said the word “kettlebell” was first noted in a Russian dictionary, compiled in the early 1700s. Gallup School of Strength specializes in strength training, primarily centered on the use of the kettlebell. Depending on fitness level, students can engage in workouts using the 11-pound kettlebell on up … even surpassing 100-pounds. Training centers not only improving strength, but also flexibility, breathing and overall stamina. “This training is really a skill-based training that gives the client elite results,” McNeil said, adding that clients will also notice marked improvement in mobility and flexibility. McNeil opened the studio, located at 104 Boardman Dr., about five months ago w it h h i s pa r t ner L orelei Thompson. Thompson grew up in Counselor, NM – a remote hamlet north of Crownpoint in Sandoval County. She attended boarding school at Rehoboth Christian School. She currently works at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital as a surgical technician. McNei l refer s to what they both do at the studio as “training,” versus workout.

Greg McNeil and Lorelei Thompson of Gallup School of Strength showcase the strength they have gained through kettlebell training. McNeil kneels in a “Pistol Squat,” a Soviet Union special forces preferred squat. Lorelei is positioned in the “Turkish GetUp.” Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons Both “coaches” are certified in the “StrongFirst” method of Russian kettlebell train-

ing. McNeil’s mentor, Pavel Tsatsouline, a Russian Special Forces veteran, was the first to certify McNeil as a StrongFirst coach. McNeil got his start about a decade ago while working as a licensed counselor. One of his

clients trained with kettlebells, so one thing led to another, and he started training with

Tsatsouline. Tsatsuouline is credited for kettlebell fitness being brought to the United States. Up until recently, the couple was living and working in Albuquerque, training clients. But McNeil would soon fall in

y rl la gu 75 $

off the monthly membership fee!



*Cut out and present certificate along with payment of $65. Offer good for first 30 students only! Monthly deal of $65 good for duration of training at GSOS.


Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

love with the rural charm of the Gallup area and surrounding reservation. Thompson saw the sparkle in his eyes when they visited her family on the Navajo Nation, and when they hiked the scenic, remote areas. Soon, mere talk of moving to the area, then opening a fitness studio, was shaped into reality. McNeil hails from North Carolina and bounced around a bit before arriving in New Mexico. His resume includes a decade served in the United States Air Force. He also worked as a hospital emergency room technician. McNeil earned his bachelor’s degree in technology and his master’s degree in clinical counseling. His profession as a counselor – his desire to help his fellow human overcome grief and post-traumatic stress disorder – spilled into the physical fitness realm. Additionally, he’s also a certified instructor of the Tibetan 5 Rites, and a Wing Chung martial artist. Thompson grew up living a traditional Navajo lifestyle, splitting time between school at Rehoboth and time with her family in Counselor. She grew up with the wisdom of Navajo medicine men and elders, and the kind direction of teachers and dormitory managers at Rehoboth. The holistic mind-body

approach to the StrongFirst kettlebell training resonated with her. Students train barefoot, which she says, “allows for the power to come from the ground up,” and it’s that closeness to the earth that helps students with balancing and using key muscle groups. And Thompson shows her strength by demonstrating the “Turkish GetUp,” which resembles a Yoga type move (as pictured) with her holding a 26-pound kettlebell high in the air. She can also strike the pose using a 53-pound kettlebell. She’s in her fifth year of training, and Thompson said she and McNeil must undergo re-certification every two years. “And we have spot checks through those two years,” she said. “Like any job, we look for feedback.” And speaking of feedback, the duo’s clientele sing their praises. Just read though some of the testimonials from actual local clients.


For 16 -yea r- old Vi nel l Mariano, he noted an improvement in his athletic performa nce over the pa st five months of StrongFirst training. His first passion is bull riding, and his father Vincent Mariano coaches him and other youths as part of the “Get Tough Bull Riding Association.” “[Vinell] needed to get stronger and faster,” Vincent said. “Since training, his reactions are faster and quicker.” Vinell, who attends high school at Rehoboth Christian, also engages in basketball and runs track. He trains at Gallup School of Strength three times per week. COMMUNITY

CHRISTY COSTLEY I can do things that I never thought I could or had the proper training to do them correctly.”

“It’s a lot of fun,” he said, adding that he also experiences cardio benefits as part of the workout. He’s now able to do “swings” with a 70-pound kettlebell. McNeil noted that he’s gone out to see Vinell in action at the rodeo, lauding him for his confidence and quickness, and for racking up the competition buckles. “His performance is amazing, and his stability and coordination has improved dramatically in the short time he has trained with us,” McNeil said.

TESTIMONIALS Christy Costley Costley, owner of Christy’s Optical Warehouse in Gallup, suffered from a bad back, having surgery to mend the injuries. She said that after eight months of healing from the surgery, she decided to dabble in some exercise, which included walking, some light jogging

how to improve my skills and pushed me to want to be the best I can be.” Cyndi Jarvison The director of Gallup Small Business Development Center admits that she has struggled over the years to find a workout that worked out for her and brought forth desired results. She had tried lifting weights, but questioned whether she used them properly. When Jarvison began working with McNeil, she noted that she was able to accomplish some fitness goals by learning how to breathe properly during training sessions. “The muscular and cardiovascular gains that I have made while training with Greg have far surpassed anything that I thought I could do,” she said. “Before Greg my workouts weren’t doing anything for me. “I need to continue to improve myself through sound mind and physical agility, which I plan to continue doing


and physically astonished of my progression within my strength and weight loss,” she said. “If you are seeking expertise training and results, I highly recommend Gallup School of Strength.” Nancy Gonzales A self-described athlete, Gonzales had to put working out on hold when she started encountering dizziness, vision problems and headaches. She was diagnosed with ArnoldChiari 1 Malformation. While there’s no cure, surgery and medication were the only prescribed treatment options. As a fan of neither, she opted for Gallup School of Strength. After three sessions,

NANCY GONZALES The coaches are always there answering questions or correcting your form so that you can achieve optimal results.”

her dizziness went away, and she’s feeling better. Gonzales is pregnant with her second child and continues her training with McNeil and Thompson.


“I feel rejuvenated, stronger, more flexible – and this is thanks to my coaches who have been with me every step of the way,” she said.  “This is a very quiet and peaceful environment which helps you concentrate, so that you can execute your skills with proper form and technique.”


W h a t a r e m a rk a b l e d i f ference I have experienced!”

For information on joining, please contact Gallup School of Strength at (505) 203-6164. Web: This is a paid advertisement. Become a Gallup Sun “Star” member today. Call (505) 728-1640 for details.

Personal Fitness Competive Athletes RUSSIAN KETTLEBELL TRAINING

Ask About Our Monthly Unlimited Training

… My workouts weren’t doing anything for me.”

and weight lifting. This caused some noted improvements. Costley discovered Gallup School of Strength by happenstance, and had used kettlebells in the past. She met with McNeil, joined, and three months later she’s impressed with the results. “My muscle strength, cardio, and flexibility have also improved,” she said. “Coach Greg has taught me a lot about COMMUNITY

with the Gallup School of Strength,” she added. Liz Sanchez Sa nchez sa id she’s no stranger to fitness, having worked out doing cardio, aerobics and weight lifting for quite some time with limited results. But, she describes her threemonths of training at Gallup School of Strength as “truly amazing.” “I have become mentally strong

For Guaranteed Training Results Call Today!

(505) 203-6164

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


‘The Edge of Seventeen’ — A decent enough coming-of-age movie RATING: «« OUT OF 4 STARS RUNNING TIME: 102 MIN. By Glenn Kay For the Sun


irst things first: despite being called T he Edge of S e v e n t e e n , you’re not going to hear the famous Stevie Nicks tune over the course of this film. I suppose it’s a strange thing to take notice of, but when you name a movie after a song, you just kind of expect to hear it at some point. Regardless of how that didn’t happen, this effort is a decent enough coming-of-age movie. In fact, it is more than likely to entertain young viewers. However, as someone from an entirely different demographic, this feature offered little more than some decent performances and a few scattered laughs. Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) is an awkward, socially anxious teen who ha s st r uggled to make friends all of her life. Tha nkfully, she’s a lways had K r ista (Ha ley Lu Richardson) on her side, through both good times and bad. But Nadine finds herself at a crossroads when Krista sta r ts seeing her brother,

D a r i a n ( B l a k e J e n n e r) . Deeply offended by their budding relationship, she goes on the warpath. This involves rebelling in her own, unusual way and causing strife for her mot her, Mon a ( Ky r a Sedgwick) as well as irritating her favorite teacher, Mr. Bruner (Woody Harrelson). Because she’s so fr us trated and lashing out at others, Nadine veers dangerously close to being completely unlikable. It’s a difficult role for a young actor; having to display teenage disdain and not cross into obnoxiousness. Steinfeld does manage to pull it off, although not without a few stumbles (as a result of the occasionally stilted screenplay). Yes, she’s clearly acting out by throwing out insults whenever she feels threatened, but her comments eventually do begin to feel more tired than amusing. And when she’s forced to deal with her issues like her fragile mental state, the realization arrives too easily. It’s like a light switch being turned on and with little blowback from any of the other characters. At least Harrelson helps tremendously. Not only is his character the voice of reason, he lands every comedic line he’s given for maximum effect. His deadpan manner, blu ntly pok i ng f u n at h is

Hailee Steinfeld stars opposite Woody Harrelson in this coming-of-age tale. Now playing. Photo Credit: STX Entertainment frustrated and anxiety-ridden student resu lt i n t he film’s best scenes and biggest

laughs. A potential boyfriend named Erwin (Hayden Szeto) a l so get s a few chuck les

Josie J Paiz

207 WEST COAL GALLUP 505.863.1250 Facebook @elmorrogallup &


thanks to his awkwardness around Nadine (even if the qu i rk y ba nter does come across as forced at times). All this results in some chuckles here and there before the family drama reaches a head. Unfortunately, the resolution comes too quickly and easily and doesn’t resonate or make as big an impact as it should. There isn’t much to learn from the story either, as Nadine simply comes to accept certain realities about her life. There isn’t a big message here and older viewers won’t glean much from what they’re seeing (other than the fact that listening to the music of Billy Joel can have dire consequences). Obviously, we’ve received several teen comedy/dramas over the past few years. The Edge of Seventeen is a little better than average compared to many other titles within its genre. However, it doesn’t stand up to comparisons with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) or The Perks of Being a Wallf lower (2012). Those effor ts brought big laughs and packed just as much of an emotional punch. If you’re a teenager simply looking for a fun flick it’ll do just fine, but if you’re an adult, you may want to hold off. Vi sit: www.cinema


With almost 40 years experience we are here to serve your Insurance needs, providing friendly customer care with many companies to choose from …



A FEW OF THE POLICIES WE OFFER INCLUDE: • Life, Auto, Rentals, and Commercial Property.


AND LET US ASSIST YOU • Liability and Worker's Comp, among others. WITH YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS. Also get a quote online for Auto Insurance daily @


FRIDAY 11/18 @ 7:00PM SAT & SUN @ 2, 5, and 8PM MON-WED 11/21-23 @ 7:00PM THURSDAY 11/24 @ 11, 2, 5, & 8 18

Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun


Office Hours:

Mon-Fri - 9 am to 5 pm Sat - 9 am to 2 pm Sun - Closed

(Closed from 1-2)

102 E. Aztec Office: 505-863-8086 Cell: 505-870-3948 COMMUNITY

Red Rock Balloon Rally Coloring Contest!

COLORING CONTEST RULES Name: _______________________ Parent:_______________________ Phone:_______________________ Age: _______


1. Age catagories: 5-7 and 8-10 2. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners, per catagory 3. Deadline: Nov. 28 @ 5 pm 4. Submit entries at Rio West Mall office, 1300 W. Maloney Ave 5. Winners notified and announced in Dec. 2 issue of Gallup Sun. Prizes!

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


DVD/Blu-ray roundup for November 18, 2016 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome back! Time once again to check out the highlights of what’s arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. There’s definitely some interesting stuff to be found. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles at try!

BIG NEW RELEASES! The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years - Ron Howard directs this documentary about the famous band. It uses archival footage as well as interviews to show the band’s years touring and how their experiences on the road altered the group dynamic. Critics all seemed to enjoy the picture. While a few commented that there wasn’t a lot of new insight here, many still found it to be an enjoyable documentary with some phenomenal color concert footage and an impressive new audio mix. If your a fan, you might want it simply for the sound upgrade. Cardboard Boxer - A desperate man living on Skid Row in Los A ngele s i s coerced by wealthy teens to f ight other homeless persons for money. The forced conflict with others on the street takes its toll, but he finds some solace after finding a lost diary. Reviews weren’t very strong for this drama, admiring the work of the actors but claiming that the movie doesn’t get dark or gritty enough to really make an impact. It stars Thomas

Hayden Church, Ter rence Howard, Boyd Holbrook and Macy Gray. Finding Dory - A fish suffering from amnesia attempts to find her long lost parents in this animated Pixar hit and sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo. Of course, many characters from the original film return and offer assistance along the way. This feature made massive sums of money over the summer and got good reviews overall. All admitted the story was slight, a few found it repetitive and several believed wasn’t quite as impressive as its predecessor. Yet, write-ups complimented the vocal performances work and found it to be excellent family entertainment despite these caveats. Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader and Sigourney Weaver bring the characters to life. Fort Tilden - Two twent y- someth ing fr iends at a crossroads in life decide to spend a day at the beach. As they travel towards their desti nation, they at tempt to figure out what they’re going to do with their lives. Reaction to this indie comedy was quite strong. While most wrote that these weren’t the nicest characters (in fact, they’re pretty self-involved a nd awful) a nd suggested that the movie was frequently d i scom for t i ng, t hey a l so complimented it for being well-written and possessing a certain authenticity. The cast includes Bridey Elliott, Clare McNulty and Reggie Watts.


There’s a ton of stuff arriving this week, so let’s get right to it. C.H.U.D. (1984) is a cult horror B-movie about the title characters (Cannibal Hu ma n ist ic Underg rou nd Dwellers) terrorizing New Yorkers. Arrow Video have brought the film to Blu-ray as a two disc set that features loads of extras, including the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film, two commentary tracks, interviews with crew members, a still collection and other great extras. Not to be outdone, Olive Films have a great collection of titles arriving on Bluray. They include the period biopic Car r ington (1995) starring Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce. You can also pick up Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), an ensemble piece featuring tons of famous faces, including Bill Murray, RZA, Tom Waits, Steve Buscemi, Iggy Pop, Cate Blanchett and numerous others discussing various things while sipping java. And we’re just getting started. S h o u t ! Factory are bringing the ‘creepy’ with David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers (1988). Jeremy Irons plays identical twins with a medical practice who start dating the same woman. This two-disc Collector’s Edition i ncludes a cra z y a mou nt of extras. They include the

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe & Gallup Sun Presents Teacher of the Month! Pick up 2016 – 2017 School Year entry form

Nominate Your Teacher

at Camille’s Include…

Teacher’s Name - Grade - School Reasons for Nomination! Your Contact Info. Winner receives prizes and recognition in Gallup Sun.

Camille’s • 306 S. 2nd St., Gallup, NM • (505) 722-5017 20 Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

theatrical feature with two audio commentaries; one with actor Irons and a new one featuring a Cronenberg historian. The second feature contains a new transfer of the movie at the director’s preferred aspect ratio, as well as new interviews with cast and crew. Looks like an interesting release. They also have the Dustin Hoffman version of Death of a Salesman (1985) coming your way. Criterion have lots of material too. Breathless (1960) is arguably French filmmaker’s Jean-Luc Godard’s most famous work. While they’ve put it out on Blu-ray before, it has been long out-of-print and is now getting a reissue. They also have the gorgeously shot Japanese effort, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990). The movie includes several vignettes representing imaginings and nightmares. The disc itself comes loaded with bonuses. Besides a new 4K transfer of the feature, there’s a film scholar commentary, a 2 and 1/2 hour documentary on the production, interviews with crew members and much more. Fina lly, Cr iter ion have the eccentric and compelling romance, Punch-Drunk Love (2002), starring Adam Sandler and Emily Watson. I’m a big fan of this one, which features an odd, pudding-obsessed loner who falls for woman but must battle with his psychological issues to be with her. The Blu-ray comes with all kinds of extras that include all the bonuses from the DVD release (like deleted scenes) way back in 2003, as well as new interviews with crew members and featurettes on the production. Citizen Kane (1941) is generally considered o ne of, i f not the best movies ever made. Sony are putting out a 75th Anniversary Blu-ray edition. One imagines that it’s probably the same disc as the 70th Anniversary version, but those who don’t own it can at least find it a little easier now. Perhaps because everyone else is putting something out this week, Warner Archive have decided to get in on the action as well. They are distributing a Blu-ray of the sci-fi thriller Time Afte r Time

(1979). It follows author H.G. Welles, who must transport himself to the modern 20th century (meaning the late 70s) after Jack the Ripper steals a time machine and continues his murderous crimes in San Francisco. If memory serves, it’s a fun little thriller and features Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen and David Warner. Warner Archive are also making several Westerns available as made-to-order DVDs. They include Montana (1950), Rocky Mountain (1950), San Antonio (1945) and Virginia City (1940). Finally, Panama Films are making a DVD available of the long-lost, dune buggy heist flick Flash and the Firecat (1975). And by that, I mean the robbers use dune buggies to steal cash, they don’t actually steal those goofy looking vehicles.

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here are a couple of releases that children might enjoy. Peanuts Holiday C o l l e c t i o n: A n n i ver s a r y Edition Star Trek: The Animated Series On the Tube! And here’s what’s new on TV! Better Call Saul: Season 2 Community: The Complete Series Cook’s Country: Season 9 (PBS) Game of Thrones: Season 6 Game of Thrones: Season 1 - 6 Box Set The Living and the Dead (BBC) Looking: The Complete Series & Movie (HBO) T h e L u c y S h o w: T he Complete Series McMillan & Wife: The Complete Series Collection (All 40 movies from The NBC Mystery Movies) The Mindy Project: Season 4 Na sh B r i d ge s: The Complete Series NYPD Blue: Season 11 Peanuts Holiday C o l l e c t i o n: A n n i ver s a r y Edition The Rif leman: Season 3, Vol. 2 Star Trek: The Animated Series T h e Syn dicate: Al l or Nothing Wentworth: Season 1 COMMUNITY

GHS hires new boys basketball coach GIRLS, BOYS TEAMS GET NEW COACHES

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


ff icia ls at Ga llup High School recently announced the hiring of James Voight a s hea d boys ba sketba l l coach. The announcement was formally made by Gallup High Athletic Director James Malcolm. Voight, who played basketball at New Mexico Junior College, was hired in August and participated in Gallup High’s “Orange and Black Mania” event on Nov. 11, which included “C” team, JV and varsity basketball scrimmages.

James Voight

Voight is taking over for Richa rd Ra ngel, Jr., who resigned after coaching the Bengals for one year. “I’m excited to be here,” Voight said. “I think we have a good group of guys and everybody’s eager to hit the court against competition.” Voight previously coached at Dexter High School, where the Demons won the District 4-3A basketball championship in 2014. Voight coached the Demons from 2011 through 2014. “I inherited a program that won a combined 18 games the prior two seasons,” Voight said of the Dexter program.

Pats to play Roswell in state playoff matchup By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he No. 11 seeded Miya mura Patr iots are hopeful in their state playoff game against Roswell this weekend. The Patriots defeated Goddard 28-26 on Nov. 11 and committed just one turnover the entire

game against Goddard. “To win this week we have to play error-free football,” Patriots’ head coach Wes Shank said. “Our defense stepped up last week. I have studied this Roswell team and you can’t make a lot of mistakes against this kind of team.” In the Goddard game, the Patriots went ahead 26-18 near

the end of the third quarter. Jason Upshaw of Miyamura took an interception 80 yards in the third quarter for a touchdown that helped the Patriots keep some momentum, Shank said. Roswell is 8-2, 2-1 on the 2016 football season and the Patriots are 8-3, 3-2. The game is a 5A state playoff game.

Voight’s coaching resume a lso includes a coaching stint at Knox Central High in Barbourville, Ky., where he led the Panthers to a 19-13 record and an appearance in the state playoff tournament. Voight said he’ll employ an up-tempo type of offensive style this season with the Bengals. He said the handful of seniors on the Gallup squad should provide the necessary leadership for the team to finish better than last year’s 22-8, 6-2 team that lost to Grants 59-39 in a state playoff game played at the Pit in Albuquerque. The Bengals opened the season last year against Española

High School Sports Scoreboard Football

Nov. 11 Miyamura @ Goddard 26-24 (Miyamura 8-3) Scores and overall standings feature Gallup, Miyamura, Wingate, and Rehoboth high school teams, courtesy of, which is not always up-to-date. We



ed Rocks Care Center patient s w i l l be touched by angels this Christmas thanks to a partnership between the facility, Rio West Mall and iHeart Media of Gallup that sponsors a holiday event designed to engage the Gallup community in Christmas gift-giving to the elderly. “Christmas is a beautiful time of year, but it can also be difficult for families to be together because of dista nce, weather or illness. Red Rocks partnership with Rio West Mall a nd iHea r t Media of Gallup ensures that COMMUNITY

our elderly residents will be remembered this holiday as the Gallup community comes together to make the season a little brighter for all of us,” said Jim McDonald, facility administrator for Red Rocks Care Center. This month Red Rocks residents will begin coloring paper angels (for a total of 102) that will make up the Golden Angel Giving Tree soon to be on display at the Rio West Mall. Each angel will have a number and information on the back describing a holiday gift wish that can be purchased by Mall-goers and returned by Dec. 19 to the mall office at the Southwest entrance by

Photo Credit: Courtesy Big Bear Furniture. Mall staff, along with local students, will present the gifts to Red Rocks residents at a Christmas party scheduled for Dec. 22 at the facility. A Cupcake Walk on Nov. 19 at Rio West Mall will kick off the gift-giving program and

and lost at home 62-49. At the Bengals’ Orange and Black Mania night, the team looked ready to go. The evening was a moment to introduce the public to this year’s team, Gallup High Principal Dominick Romero said. The boys and girls basketball teams at Gallup High School each got new head coaches this year. Wilbert Nez, a former head basketball coach at Navajo Pine High was hired to coach the Bengals at the beginning of November. The Bengals will open the 2016 basketball season at Española Valley at 7 pm on Nov. 25.

raise funds to ensure all Red Rocks residents receive a gift this Christmas. Both Rio West Mall and iHeart Media are dedicating advertising dollars to promote the event. “We r e a l ly a ppr e c i a t e the Rio West Mall staff and iHeart Media of Gallup for

will only post scores from Thu - Wed. prior to publication. Submit up-to-date varsity team scores/standings by Wednesday to:

com i ng toget her to ma ke this a memorable Christmas for the Red Rocks family,” s a id McDon a ld. “ S ever a l Red Rock s residents w i l l join us at the mall for the Cupcake Walk Kick-Off and will get to see their colorful angels posted on the Finish Line wall in the shape of a Chr istma s tree. That w ill mark a great beginning to the holiday season for the Gallup Community.” Upcoming Events: Nov. 19 Cupcake Walk Fundraiser Noon Rio West Mall, Finish Line Wall near the Food Court $2 per participant, Xtra Large cupcakes donated to winners by Rio West Mall staff Dec. 22  Presenting of the Gifts to Red Rock Care Center Residents 6pm Red Rock s Ca re Center 3720 Church Rock Rd. Gallup, NM 87301

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


THE #NODAPL | FROM PAGE 1 of the proposed DAPL, halting its progress. Energy Transfer Partners plans to tunnel under Lake Oahe, a water source for the Standing Rock reservation and reservoir of the Missouri River, to lay an oil pipeline. To do that, however, they require an easement from the Army Corps. The ongoing DAPL protests in Standing Rock have become a major rallying point for environmentalists and those

Mich. or the 2015 mine spill in the Animas River of Farmington, NM. Hand-made signs bearing slogans like “People Over Pipelines” and “Water is Life” set the tone for the gathering, which included chanting, prayer, drumming, song, speeches, and a symbolic march. A former Tiwa language instructor, Narpuff Abeita of Isleta Pueblo, led the chant “Pah Wah Wem – Water Is Life.” The 69-year-old said that she was here for the safety of

TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY THREATENED? In addition to water safety and ecological concerns, many protestors also came to stand for tribal sovereignty. The DAPL would cut through the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, just as many oil wells throughout New Mexico are on or near tribal lands. Signs reading “Honor Our Treaties” were held alongside American flags. Elaine Cimino, organizer for the grassroots group “Stop Fracking the Rio Grande Valley,” accompanies protestor chanting with a hand drum.

A group of more than 500 protesters gather in a demonstration in front of the Albuquerque Army Corps of Engineers building. concerned for tribal sovereignty and the safety of the region’s water supply. One of the organizers for the Albuquerque protest, Eleanor Bravo, a senior organizer for Food & Water Watch, gave a passion-filled statement to protestors. “This is climate sacrifice,” she said. “It’s not right. We will not stand for it any longer.” Bravo had recently returned from Standing Rock and spent some of her speaking time describing the conditions of the protest camps, where hundreds of arrests have been made and protestors have endured rubber bullets, pepper spray and other aggressive tactics from a militarized police force. But she also made it clear that this issue was larger than Standing Rock itself. “This pipeline fight has become the icon for all pipeline fights for this country and throughout the world,” Bravo said.

WATER IS LIFE A major theme running through the protest was concern for the safety of the water supply, which many claim could become contaminated by the pipeline, leading to a water crisis like that currently going on in Flint,

the water throughout the country, which she fears will be compromised by oil drilling and fracking. “This is so important for me, because I am a great grandmother,” she said. “I have 18 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and water is life.” Petitions circulated through the crowd to take action against fracking in New Mexico, including Greater Chaco and Rio Rancho. Elaine Cimino, organizer for the grassroots group “Stop Fracking the Rio Grande Valley,” explained that the massive number of oil drilling operations throughout New Mexico could have a severe impact on the environment for generations. “We really need to rethink the idea of fracking in New Mexico,” she said, urging concerned citizens to stand together and take action. These sentiments were echoed by many of the activists gathered at the protest. Marlon Shorty, a Gallup resident with relatives currently in Standing Rock, expressed concerns for the future of Chaco Canyon. “Whatever starts there, will end up here too,” he said, in reference to oil development in the Dakotas. “This snake has a long tail, a big head, no heart and no soul.”

22 Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

Reports of police brutality and excessive force in Standing Rock have fueled passion for the cause

among many. However, in spite of the hundreds of arrests made in South Dakota, a prevailing message of the Nov. 15 gathering was a need for peaceful, nonviolent opposition to the pipeline. In Albuquerque, the protest was overseen by both Albuquerque Police Department officers and the Department of Homeland Security. One officer, who declined to identify himself for the press, remarked that this was “the most peaceful protest [he] had seen in a long time.” The nationwide day of protest followed on the heels of a Nov. 14 announcement that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would delay their decision to grant an easement to Energy

Transfer Partners, delaying progress on the pipeline. Protestors hope that by placing continued pressure on the Army Corps to deny easement to ETP, the DAPL project can be rerouted or halted entirely. In total, more than 36,000 people joined in protests across the country at Army Corps buildings and outside of banks that provide financial support to ETP. Protest organizers urge concerned citizens to call the White House at (202) 456-1111 to demand President Obama to take action to shut down the DAPL decisively, before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January.


FIRST 25 WORDS: FREE! 26-50 WORDS: $5 51-75: WORDS: $10 76-100 WORDS: $15

$5 PER WEEK FOR EACH ITEM: TEXT BOX, HIGHLIGHT, ALL CAPS, PIC/LOGO EMAIL : GALLUPSUN@GMAIL.COM DUE: TUESDAYS 5 PM AD RUNS 4 WEEKS, UNLESS SPECIFIED HELP WANTED Gallup Sun is NOW hiring an advertising representative. Will train the right candidate. Email Resume: gallupsun@ Phone: 505-7281640 YOUR BIZ HERE! Looking for some help? Why not put a shout out in the Sun! First 25 words are FREE! Email it on over to: HOMES FOR RENT Two bedroom unfurnished apartment for rent.

One year lease required Call 863-4294 before 7 pm for information. HOMES FOR SALE COZY CABIN Cabin in Zuni Mountains 2 Bedrooms 20 Minutes from Grants, New Mexico 78,000.00 505-240-2112 FOR SALE BY OWNER Gallup, NM. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 2 Car Garage 1/3 acre lot Must sell, leaving country $100,000 505-339-7487

PLACE YOUR REAL ESTATE AD HERE! FIRST 25 WORDS FREE. LOGO and/or PHOTO $5 EACH. APPEARS ON GALLUPSUN.COM FOR FREE! EMAIL: CALL: 505-728-1640 MOBILE HOMES MOBILE HOME SPACES Mobile Home Spaces – Single wide – any size $205/mo. Double Wide $260/mo. Call Mike 505-870-3430 or Carmelita 505870-4095. STORAGE SPACE 1000 sq ft of storage for vehicles or large items. $500/mo. Call Phyllis 505-870-0730

MAIL DELIVERY 1 year subscription. Send check for $59.95 to:

Gallup Sun Publishing PO Box 1212 Gallup, NM 87305


COMMUNITY CALENDAR NOV. 18 - 24, 2016 Continued from page 22

FRIDAY Nov. 18 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. FAMILY MOVIE 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 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. SATURDAY Nov. 19 2ND ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR/ GOLDEN ANGEL GIVING TREE KICK OFF EVENT Booths, $25. Big cupcake cake walk. Rio West Mall, 1300 W. Maloney Ave. UNDERSTANDING HOSPICE 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. BAHE WHITETHORNE JR. – COMIC ART 2 pm: comic book artist and painter Bahe Whitethorne Jr. gives a presentation at the Children’s Branch. Bahe Whitethorne, Jr. is a Navajo (Diné), and a member of the CALENDAR

Blackstreak Wood People clan. He was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, where he has been influenced by comic books, graphic novels, and children’s picture books, plus a big inspiration from his father, renowned Navajo artist Bahe Whitethorne, Sr. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. 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. SUNDAY Nov. 20


and his people. He will read from his works as well as talk about his life and traditions. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. WEDNESDAY Nov. 23 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. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

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.

OPEN-MIC NIGHT Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117.

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.

CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave.

TUESDAY Nov. 22 POET MAX EARLY 6 pm: the Library hosts Laguna potter and poet Max Early, a traditional potter from the Laguna Pueblo who has won many awards and is featured in art museums around the country. Early’s also an award-winning poet who continues to celebrate his culture and the New Mexico landscape in his works. His book of poems Ears of Corn: Listen is a tribute to his culture


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) 7224226, 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

SAVE THE DATE 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 am – 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) 722-2619. PYRAMID ROCK 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) 7268544; wrapped gifts should be dropped off no later than Dec. 12. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

Gallup Sun • Friday November 18, 2016


Early Black Friday Sale!

Ed Corley Nissan

SHOP EARLY, SAVE BIG! 2014 Nissan Cube

2014 Dodge Charger

$ 16,300

$ 18,700

8,658 Miles

58,510 Miles

Stock# R1002

Stock# P1545B

2016 Chevy Impala

Town & 2015 Chrysler Country

$ 26,895

$ 24,500

24,736 Miles

33,305 Miles

Stock# P1596

Stock# P1607

2015 Jeep Compass

2015 Ford F150 4x4

$ 17,400

$ 32,900

31,386 Miles

39,363 Miles

Stock# P1616

Stock# N2645A

2015 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Nissan Armada

$ 18,395

$ 25,900

45,175 Miles

64,811 Miles

Stock# P1615

Stock# N2632A

Ram 2016 Dodge 4x4 Hemi

2013 Chrysler 200

$ 31,500

$ 16,495

25,277 Miles

47,132 Miles

Stock# P1609

Stock# P1613

Interest Rates as low as 1.9% for 72 Mo on OAC.

Ed Corley Nissan 1000 W Jefferson Ave, Gallup, NM

24 Friday November 18, 2016 • Gallup Sun

(505) 863-6163


Profile for Mike Kurov

Gallup Sun • Friday NOVEMBER 18, 2016  

Gallup Sun • Friday NOVEMBER 18, 2016  

Profile for makf