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Press Release McKinley County Going to Four-Day Workweek Monday through Thursday Work Schedule Extended County Office Hours Beginning March 5th, 2017, the McKinley County Administrative Offices will extend its official work hours to include early morning and evening times Monday through Thursday. Residents can conduct County business at the Courthouse anytime between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm; Monday through Thursday. These additional County hours will allow residents to maximize their time with more flexible hours to visit the County offices. McKinley County prides itself on offering residents progressive services and is proud to be the first in the county area to implement this exciting new initiative. The McKinley County administrative offices will be closed on Fridays. However, public safety departments will remain operational; McKinley County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Dispatch Center, Adult Detention Center, Juvenile Detention Center, Thoreau EMS and DWI Compliance. Assuring seamless customer service is a top priority for the County and we will continue providing community services that are needed. Without making this change, the County will be faced with other cost saving measures i.e. layoffs and furloughs. Either of these options would reduce our ability to maintain current service levels. Even with this action, the County may face other challenges to maintaining our service level depending on what the State does to local governments in the State budget cycle. Extending our customer hours beyond the traditional 8:00 am to 5:00 pm workday will make McKinley County Government more accessible to our residents; and, the change will be especially beneficial to our working residents, who will now be able to take care of business at the Courthouse without having to take time off during their busy work days. County employees will continue to work 40 hours a week as this is a Culture Change; the Process will stay the same.

Anthony Dimas Jr., County Manager Brian Money, Deputy County Manager Douglas W. Decker, County Attorney

Genevieve Jackson, Commissioner Carol Bowman-Muskett, Commissioner William Lee, Commissioner

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former city parks and recreation director, who is a candidate in the March 14 city council election, wants the city to explain to taxpayers why the Ford Canyon Senior Center isn’t open. Moreover, Esco Chavez, a Gallup native and a New Mexico State University graduate, wants to know why the city persists in allowing Gallup’s other senior center on the north side “to go overcrowded and a constant inconvenience to senior citizens.” Chavez held a news conference on the matter Feb. 16 to inform voters in District 3 that the smooth operation of the Ford Canyon Senior Center is something he plans to tackle if elected. “Why is the Ford Canyon Senior Center closed?” Chavez said at the beginning of the 30-minute conference, conducted on the front steps of the Ford Canyon along Buena Vista Avenue. “I don’t like it. Nobody likes it and the city really should do something about it.” Chavez said when the city closed Ford Canyon in October 2016, it forced the North Side Senior Center to open its doors that much wider. Attending the news conference was Margaret Diaz, a former supervisor at the North Side Center. Gallup is the sole municipality of its size in New Mexico that has two senior centers. The city



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District 3 City Councilor contender speaks on the reopening of Ford Canyon Senior Center Feb. 16. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura has said Ford Canyon closed due to understaffing. “I agree with everything he (Chavez) said,” Diaz said. Diaz retired from the city a little more than a year ago. “I still keep in touch with a lot of the seniors who go to the North Side Center. They don’t understand why Ford Canyon is closed.” Chavez said what makes matters even more difficult to fathom is the fact that the city not long ago paved the parking lot at Ford Canyon – which he


said cost around $64,000. “Does that make sense? Why do the parking lot and then close the center?” Chavez asked the eight people attending the event. Most everyone attending the news conference said that something must be done with the Ford Canyon Senior Center. “I am concerned about the Ford Canyon Center,” long-time Gallup resident Gene Pacheco said. “I don’t know why they closed it.” Chavez cited the federal Older Americans Act which

provides funds to municipalities to spruce up places like senior centers. He said all somebody at the city has to do is look into it and make telephone calls. “That money comes from (U.S.) Congress,” Chavez said. “I want the seniors to know that I’m here for them.” Pacheco said he’s equally put off with the city’s poor job of maintaining streets. He said he’s seen more pot holes in Gallup over the past few months than what he’s seen in

his decades of residing in the Indian Capital. Pacheco asked Chavez to make the maintenance of city streets part of this political platform. The District 3 post is currently held by area hotelier and incumbent Yogash Kumar. The election is March 14. Gallup councilors ser ve four-year staggered terms and at an annual salary of $21,000. Also in the District 3 council race is Angela Chavez who owns and operates Angela’s Café on East Historic Highway 66.



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McKinley County, Zuni OK law enforcement pact By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he McKinley C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners unanimously approved a mutual law enforcement agreement Feb. 21 with the McKinley County Sherriff’s Office and the Zuni Pueblo Tribal Police Department. The action took place at the regular county meeting and was not met with opposition. Commissioners Bill Lee, Carol Bowman-Muskett and Genevieve Jackson approved the measure. Tim Trimble, the chief of police at the Zuni Police Department, told commissioners that he and other Zuni law enforcement and government representatives have met with county folks as well as pueblo reps and everyone is on the


McKinley County Sheriff Ron Silversmith same page. He called the agreement a big plus for Zuni. McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker said the agreement mir rors one that is already in place with the Navajo Nation. The agreement voted on this week allows a Zuni officer to have the same

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authorization as a McKinley sheriff’s deputy in criminal and traffic situations, Decker explained. “It’s something that’s been talked about for a long time,” Trimble said. “Everyone that I’ve spoken with is in agreement with this.” McKinley County Sheriff R on S i lver s m it h e cho e d Trimble’s comments, saying he knows of no one who isn’t in agreement with the measure. Silversmith said such an agreement is first and foremost a safety matter, calling it akin to “cross-commissioning.” “It’s definitely something that we welcome,” Silversmith sa id. “You wa nt a s ma ny resources as possible.” Silversmith said such an agreement comes in handy on Sunday’s when there are beer and wine sales in parts of the county – and at a few stores

along New Mexico 602 which head into and out of Zuni. The sales are popular on Sundays and that sometimes stretches the McKinley County force, Silversmith said. “We’ve been working with Zuni on this for about a yearand-a-half,” Silversmith said. “This is the final piece of the puzzle.” Jackson asked Silversmith if such an agreement exists with Cibola County. Silversmith replied that there really isn’t an

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McKinley County passes resolution supporting the restriction of alcohol sales HB162 AND SB 124 WINDING THROUGH STATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES arguments used that are counter to this proposal,” Decker said. “One is from the standpoint of you can’t tell businesses what to do. What this is probably coming around to is a compromise on both sides.” Com m issioner Ca rol Bowman-Muskett said she

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he McKinley C o u n t y B o a r d of Commissioners approved a resolution Feb. 7 related to the support of two bills making their way through the New Mexico Legislature. The bills, HB 162 and SB 124, deal with liquor control and contain provisions for certain local option districts to restrict the hours of the sale of alcoholic beverages. Commissioner Bill Lee abstained on the vote and its prior discussion. The matter was introduced by McKinley County Attorney Doug Decker a nd Ga llup City Ma nager Maryann Ustick, who asked commissioners to support the resolution. “We’re asking for an OK to this resolution,” Ustick said. “This is about the restructuring

McKinley County Commissioner Carol Bowman-Muskett

thought the county and the city were already doing what the bills call for. “I thought we were doing this already,” Bowman-Muskett said. “By the same token, those people who are alcoholics and


Gallup City Manager Maryann Ustick

of the sa les of a lcoholic beverages.” Both Ustick and Decker noted that alcohol sales impact the quantity of exposure deaths in Gallup year-round. The passage of such a bill reduces the supply – at least as far as it concerns the hours that alcohol is sold, the two said. If passed, a final bill would not permit alcohol to be sold before 11 am. At the moment, retailers start selling alcohol at 7 am. Gallup and McKinley

County are consistently at the top of the list statewide when it comes to DWI and alcohol arrests, officials have said. Ustick said at least one of the bills has encountered some opposition, but a newly tailored bill could end with the selling hour starting at 10 am, she said. That’s due to the fact that opponents argue the passing of such a bill carries the potential of harming business bottom lines, Decker suggested. “There a re va r ious

They’re going to find a way to get the alcohol. The only thing we can do is make it a little harder for them.” McKinley County Sheriff Ron Silversmith









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GPD CONVERGES ON SUPER 8 HOTEL By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


wo Kentuck y fugitives with outstanding warrants remained j a i le d Feb. 2 2 a t the McKinley County Adult Detention Center without bond, officials said. Derrick Thomas, 23, of Mt. Sterling, Ky., and Elizabeth Neal, 22, of Owen, Ky., were taken into custody on first degree assault and Neal was jailed on a bond violation warrant, according to police documents. Capt. Marinda Spencer, public information officer with the Gallup Police Department, said a “tip” was received at GPD from Kentucky authorities about Thomas and Neal possibly staying at the Super 8 hotel at 1715 W. Historic Highway 66 in Gallup. Thomas allegedly shot two people on Feb. 17 in Owen County, Ky., and fled the scene. The alert given to Gallup police indicated that Thomas was armed and dangerous, Spencer said. Thomas and Neal were taken into custody and the two children that were with them were turned over to the state’s

Children, Youth and Families Department, Spencer said. The names and ages of the two daughters are Lily, 1, and Alice, 3. In describing how GPD converged on Super 8, Spencer said police set up a perimeter around the hotel and activated the Emergency Response Team. “The (ERT) made contact with the suspects as they were leaving the hotel in the parking lot and took them into custody without incident,” Spencer said. “No one was hurt in the arrest.” Spencer said Thomas and Neal were immediately taken to GPD headquarters for questioning and jailed at MCDC. T he wa r ra nt s i nd icate that Thomas may have been upset over a custody arrangement with Neal. The two shot a re believed to be fa mily members of Neal. Thomas was wanted on an assault charge for allegedly shooting 54-year-old James Neal in the hand and leg during an argument. He is also a suspect in the shooting of Amber Neal in the arm during the same altercation. Spencer said the couple will be extradited to Kentucky no later than next week.

Gallup Council OKs DWI 2nd, 3rd ruling By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he Gallup City Council unanimously passed an ordinance at its Feb. 14 regular meeting that deals with subsequent dr iv ing while intoxicated offenses and the passing of such offenses to municipal court. Cit y At t or ney G e or ge Kozeliski introduced the mater to council members which went over with little discussion. In providing some background on the matter, Kozeliski noted that the city amended its DWI ordinance in 2014 to take jurisdiction over second and third DWI offenses that had been previously prosecuted in magistrate court. “Recently, the municipal court has been informed that the misdemeanor compliance office that handles DWI probations for the city may or may not be (handling such cases)

City Attorney George Kozeliski after June 30,” Kozeliski said. After July 1, the municipal court may not have access to probation services to follow convicted offenders, he told council members. Kozeliski said if the city rever t s second a nd t h i rd DWI’s to magistrate court, the court can use the present m isdemea nor compl ia nce office, if it is funded or have

the option of using the state adult probation office to track DWI offenders, if the office is not funded. Kozeliski noted that the city’s budget benefits in the scenario. He said for the first six months of the fiscal year the city paid 458,470 in legal fees and probabtion costs for DWI prosecutions. In the same six month period, prior to taking on second and third DWIs, the city cost for DWI prosecutions and defense was $27,910. Kozeliski reiterated that the ordinance change means sending second and third DWI prosecutions back to magistrate court. Moving the second and third time DWI offenders back to magistrate court comes with an anticipated $60,000 a year in court costs, Kozeliski told council members. “This does represent a savings amount,” Councilor Linda Garcia said. “I agree with it.”

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WEEKLY DWI REPORT Staff Reports The legal limit is .08 Larrack Begay Feb. 20, 1:30 am 5th DWI, Aggravated Begay was pulled over nea r the Motel 6 on West Hwy 66 for driving without he a d l i g ht s o n . MC S O D e p u t y Arnold Noriega could smell booze coming from the interior of the vehicle. According to the report, Noriega asked Begay how much he had to drink, in which he replied, “too much.” When asked whether he wanted to take the field sobriety tests, Begay responded: “just take me to jail.” Noriega noted in the report that he had to place a spit mask on Begay as he became combative and began to spit, kick and yell. He even reportedly kicked another deputy in the arm. He blew a .21 and .20 during the breath tests and faces additional charged of battery on a peace officer. Luanna Bahe Feb. 7, 2:58 am 5th DWI, Aggravated A Gallup female with fou r pr io r DW I’s wa s arrested a nd j a i le d again Feb. 7 after being stopped on the east side of town for the same offense – plus another

ALCOHOL SALES | FROM PAGE 5 drinkers will find a way to get it (alcohol) no matter what time of the day or night.” Ustick said the bills, for the most part, pertain to the sale of packaged liquor and not alcoholic drinks served in establishments, like restaurants. It is a common thing in Gallup and McKinley County to see intoxicated people buying beer and wine and liquor at 7 am. McKinley County police NEWS

violation. G a l lu p p ol ic e of f ic e r Andrew Thayer recorded in a police report that Louanna Bahe, 34, “knowingly drove (on Boyd Drive) while intoxicated and with a revoked driver’s license due to a previous DWI conviction from the city of Gallup.” The traffic stop was made at 2:58 am. Thayer wrote that Bahe was behind the wheel of a Mercury Mountaineer near the intersection of Boyd Avenue and Bortot Drive and was swerving. Bahe made at least one turn onto Patton Drive from Boyd and did not stop, the police report states. Thayer noted in the report that Bahe had red watery eyes, reeked of alcohol and had slurred speech at the point of the traffic stop. Bahe told Thayer that she consumed “shots” about a half-hour before driving. Bahe’s license was revoked due to the prior DWIs, according to the police report. Bahe refused standardzed field sobriety tests, Thayer recorded. She later blew a 0.24 into an Intoxilyzer. Ba he, a n employee at Loves truck stop on Gallup’s west end, was released from the McKinley County Adult Detention Center Feb. 15 on a $5,000 bond amount. She was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a suspended or revoked driver’s license. As part of a pre-trial release program, Bahe must wear an ankle monitor which measures alcohol consumption. B.Dotson Christopher James Holgate Feb. 6, 11:18 pm Aggravated DWI Gallup Police Department

O f f i c e r D a n i e l B r o w n p u l l e d Holgate over on I- 40 for driving with no headlights on. According to the report, Colgate had refused to initially stop for the officer, but did so eventually. Brown could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle, and noted that Holgate had bloodshot, watery eyes. Officer Harland Soseeah arrived on scene and conducted field sobriety tests with Holgate, who admitted to having a couple of drinks earlier. But, Holgate, 33, refused to take the f ield sobr iety tests, as well as the breath tests. He demanded that his at tor ney be present , a nd that he wanted a blood draw. His refusal resulted in the aggravated DWI. He was also cited for no insurance and no headlamps. Charles Saucedo, Jr. Jan. 29, 10:38 pm Aggravated DWI T h e s ea rch for a n a l leged trespass offender led to the arrest of Saucedo. Saucedo was seen leaving the Chaparral Mobile Home Trailer Park in an older model white Buick sedan. GPD Officer Francis Collins caught up with Saucedo in the parking lot of Desert Skies Motel. Saucedo explained that he picked up his girlfriend from the area. But the report

officials were all for the Board of Commissioners supporting the bills. “Anything we can do is a plus,” McKinley County Sherriff Ron Silversmith said. “They’re going to find a way to get the alcohol. The only thing we can do is make it a little harder for them.” Both Ustick and Decker said an amendment to the bill was necessary in order for the entire measure to make it to the floors of the House of Representatives and Senate. Sen. George Mu ñoz, a

co-sponsor of SB 124, said he’s optimistic that a stripped down bill will ultimately end up on the desk of Gov. Susana Martinez. “We’re really past the beginning part of the process,” Muñoz said. “I think everyone in McKinley County has their eyes on this.” Lee is the executive director of the Gallup-McKinley County Chamber of Commerce which was the reason behind the abstention on supporting the resolution, he said.

qu ick ly sh i f t s to Col l i n s observation of Saucedo, who appeared intoxicated. The officer administered field sobriety tests, which Saucedo, 45, failed. He refused to take the breath tests, resulting in an aggravated DWI Norman Chee Jan. 28, 7:36 pm Aggravated DWI Chee was driving without any headlights on when GPD Officer Chaz Troncoso spotted him traveling northbound on Second Street. He signaled Chee to stop, who seemingly ignored the flashing berries, but eventually pulled over in front of Cur ves in downtown Gallup. As Troncoso approached him, he noticed that Chee had bloodshot, watery eyes and reeked of booze. Chee, 63, giving away a slight slur, agreed to take field sobriety tests. He didn’t fare well during

the tests, and blew a .16 and .15 during the breath tests. Darren Ray Thomas Nov. 16, 11:53 am Aggravated DWI Thomas became the focus of an “attempt to locate” call sent out by Metro Dispatch for police to be on the look out for a reckless driver that drove from Fire Rock Casino to Sundance Coalmine Road. McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Merlin Benally caught up with Thomas in his white Volkswagen, heading west on N.M. 118. Thomas pulled over west of South Fork Road. Benally noticed the odor of “intoxication beverage” emitting from the vehicle, and that Thomas had a “blank stare” on his face. He refused to take the field sobriety tests, and blew .29, twice, during the breath tests.

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FIRE ROCK CASINO – FAKE NOTE 2/21, GALLUP O s c a r Moreno, 30, was detained by Fire Rock Security a f t e r a t t empt i n g to pass a fake bill. The $100 note recovered by security officer James Tsosie was given to McKinely County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Arnold Noriega. Moreno was booked into the McKinley County Detention Center and charged. During booking it was discovered that Moreno was in possession of an altered identification, not his own. Additional charges were added.

RESISTING ARREST 2/20, GALLUP Gallup P o l i c e Department Officer Ryan Blackgoat was dispatched to Don Diego’s in reference to a suspicious male skulking about vehicles. Witnesses gave Blackgoat a description of the suspect. Blackgoat encountered Michael Yatsayte, 43, of Vanderwagen, matching the description. Yatsayte stated he was looking for his girlfriend and he had been assaulted. However, he refused medical treatment.

Bla ckgoat ra n Yat say te’s name and discovered a bench warrant out of Ruidoso, N.M. Yatsayte attempted to flee from Blackgoat and another officer. Du r ing the at tempt to apprehend Yatsayte, Blackgoat used his Taser, without result. Yatsayte was injured during the pursuit when he jumped down from a brick wall in an alleyway. Yatsayte proceeded to threaten the officers. An ambulance was called and transported Yatsayte to GIMC hospita l. At the hospita l, Yatsayte injured himself while attempting to escape handcuffs. After he was cleared by the hospital staff, Yatsayte was transported to the county jail.

PLAYING WITH FIRE 2/18, GAMERCO Er nesto Za rate, 18, of Gamerco, a student at Gallup High, is facing t wo felony charges. One for receiving a stolen firearm and the other for distribution of marijuana, in addition to five misdemeanor charges. MC S O D eput y A r nold Noriega pulled over the green pickup truck that Zarate driving after he observed it traveling southbound on Chino Loop at a “high rate of speed,” the report states. When Noriega approached Zarate’s truck, he could smell marijuana coming from the interior. When he asked Zarate to step out of the vehicle, Noriega noticed a glass bong in the driver’s side door. Deputy Johnson

Lee showed up to the scene with K9 Max to search the vehicle. Zarate gave consent for deputies and Max to search the vehicle, even reportedly admitting that there were 10 grams of marijuana in the truck. Deputies located “a jar of marijuana, several portable scales …. several glass pipes with marijuana residue and a MP5 pistol in the bed of the pickup truck,” the report states. Noriega conducted a stolen check on the firearm, and “was informed that the firearm was stolen out of Tucson Police Department in Arizona.” Zarate was arrested and taken to McKinley County Adult Detention Center where the booking officer found nearly $2,700 in cash in his pocket. An official from the District Attorney’s office told Noriega to seize the cash and photograph it. Noriega took the cash back to the Sheriff’s office and hid it between two chairs. Without a ny hints given, K9 Ma x, the drug sniffing dog, went straight for the dope-smelling cash. Zarate has a preliminary examination set for 8:30 am March 1 at Magistrate Court, Judge Apr il Silver sm ith’s chambers.

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DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 2/15, GALLUP G P D O f f i c e r D a n i e l Brown, was d i s pa t ched to check on a suspicious vehicle, and encountered Nicole Martinez, 31, and Lisa Lopez, 22, who gave a false names. Martinez gave the name of Monica Villanueva, who happened to have a warrant for her arrest. When being arrested for Villanueva’s warrant, Lopez confessed her true identity and was arrested for concealing her identity. The booking officer discovered a pipe and small bag containing a brown sticky substance, which Brown believes to be heroin, in Martinez’s “private area.”

BUSTED AGAIN 2/11, GALLUP Sabrina L. Dickinson was picked up on a warrant Feb. 11

COUNTY | FROM PAGE 4 County. He said the mutuality is particularly important with respect to narcotics strategies in the Ramah-Cibola area. A lso at the commission meeting, the Board of Commissioners: • Adopted a policy which provides procurement card services for McKinley County. The matter was introduced to commission members by county purchasing director Ron Caviggia. Caviggia noted that the county’s current policy is governed by a written procedures manual, which has not been adopted as formal policy. Cavaggia said a clear and defined policy calls for periodic modification to reflect changing conditions. A purchasing card enables the buying of non-restricted commodities, by telephone

for allegedly attempting to conceal her ident it y t o avoid going back to jail. G P D Officer John Gonzales was dispatched to the Pinion Hills Apartments, 2811 Dairy Dr., shortly past 1 am, to check on a suspicious vehicle – a black Chrysler 300 – parked in the lot. Gon za les approached Dickinson, and he noted in his report that she was trying to conceal something in her right hand. She was holding a lighter and a grey plastic pipe. “… The pipe wa s wa r m to the touch and had a dark re sidue i n it ,” t he repor t states. Gonzales asked for her ID, but Dickinson said that she didn’t have it on her. She gave the name of Lavonda D ick i n s on w it h a b og u s bir thdate. Metro Dispatch informed him that a Sabrina w it h t he sa me la st na me was wanted on a warrant. Another officer arrived on scene with a photo matching the suspect. When Gonzales checked Dickinson’s jacket, he found her proper ID and a glass pipe with dark residue in it. She was booked on her outstanding warrant, concealing identity, and possession of drug paraphernalia. or directly from the vendors, Caviggia said. He said it is an alternative which offers a different purchasing method, saying it provides an effective and fast method for buying small dollar items. • A l so, t he B oa rd of Commissioners approved a lease and servicing agreement with Tommy Elkins to lease the old Thoreau ambulance building and to use the space in questions as a warehouse and marketing center. McKinley County Manager Anthony Dimas said the operation and use that the lease brings will upgrade and maintain the building in adequate shape. Dimas said the operation will enhance economic development in Thoreau. “The county desires to promote the economic opportunities of the Thoreau area and needs the building occupied to preserve and enhance the property,” Dimas said. NEWS

Hyatt at the helm of GMCS


Gallup McKinley County Schools new Superintendent Mike Hyatt. Photo Credit: GMCS By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he Gallup-McKinley C ou nt y B o a r d of E duc a t io n u n a n i mously approved a two-year contract Feb. 21 for new Superintendent Mike Hyatt. The act took place at the Board of Education’s regular meeting where outgoing board members were given plaques and recognitions and one incoming board member was introduced. At a Feb. 13 special meeting, Priscilla Manuelito, president of the Board of Education, was asked to negotiate a contract with Hyatt. A copy of Hyatt’s new contract wasn’t immediately available after the meeting, but the Gallup Sun has submitted a New Mexico Inspection of Public Act request to Gallup-McKinley County Schools to obtain the document. Joe Menini, the outgoing board member who represents District 4, said he supports Hyatt because he believes Hyatt has been doing a good job since taking over for the depar ted Frank Chiapetti about two months ago. Chapetti was placed on paid administrative leave by the Board of Education until June 30. No reason was revealed in past board meetings as to why Chiapetti was dismissed. Chiapetti’s contract pays $132,000 annually. Hyatt was assistant superintendent under Chiapetti and was earning an annual salary of just over $88,000 in that job. Manuelito NEWS

Lynn Huenemann speaks to School Board during his last meeting as a member of the Board of Education Feb. 21. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura has been authorized to negotiate a buyout of Chiapetti’s contract, but the actual buyout hadn’t taken place as of this week.

Early Voting is now being conducted at Gallup City Hall, located at 110 West Aztec Avenue. Office hours are Monday thru Friday; 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Voters may also call the City Clerk’s Office at 863-1254 to request an absentee ballot by mail. The last day to vote early or to request an absentee ballot will be on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Voters from District 1 and District 3 will vote for a City Council candidate for a four-year term. ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE ELECTION, PLEASE CALL THE GALLUP CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT 863-1254.

FAREWELLS Members of the Board of Education said their good-byes to the members of the board who are leaving. A swearing-in ceremony is set for March 6 for new board members Charles Long, Christopher Mortensen and Michael Schaaf. Manuelito joked that she’ll be the sole female serving the board as a result of the new elections. Manuelito became emotional when saying goodbye to Ly nn Huenema nn. Mitchell told Huenema nn that Huenemann helped him become a better leader on the board. “You helped me to become a better leader,” Mitchell said to Huenemann. ‘Thank you,” Huenemann said in response. M itchel l a lso recog n i zed Schaaf who won the District 5 race in a landslide and who was sitting in the audience. The District 5 seat was vacated by Huenemann who chose not to run again as was the District 4 seat by Menini.

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HELM OF GMCS | FROM PAGE 9 Committee changed funding for the Johnson O’Malley program from a traditional counselor to supplies and materials so as to be more inclusive of contractors who can provide mentoring. Assistant Superintendent of Student Support Services Paulettta White told board members that the district remains interested in a traditional counselor via Title VI funding which is specifically earmarked for Indian education. The subject generated some debate between Huenemann and fellow board members as to what the educationa l backg rou nd a nd requirements of such a job should be. W h ite sa id a cer tif ied

counselor employed by the district would need a master’s degree which has been a little difficult for the Gallup district to find. On the other hand, White said, a traditional school practitioner would need a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, counseling or social work. “We are looking at providing professional development so they can be a traditional school practitioner,” White said. White gave a church and state analogy, saying it was important that a traditional practitioner not cross the line between cultural and religious teachings. Huenemann said the need for a traditional counselor became a reality as the result of a work session last year that dealt with suicides in Thoreau.

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Gon za les, ha s chosen to appoint the former Cibola County Treasurer, Delores Vallejos (2008 -2016), as her Deputy Treasurer. Vallejos termed out and must abstain from “any county office” for two (2) years, per the passage above directly pulled from the current New Mexico Constitution.


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The Sun is in Pisces from Feb. 19 - March 19. This opens doors of communication between lovers, friends, and family. And a New Moon emerges on Feb. 26. According to New Moon Magic by Molly Hall, The New Moon is a time to rest and “enfold into your real self, the timeless one.” Madame G suggests you rest before the big show and share your magic. Do it!

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What’s your purpose? Everyone does something just a little better than everyone else. Why? Because no one is you, but you. You may find that there are those who are smarter, faster, and better, but they’re not you. Your jobs is to seek and discover this part of yourself. You’re unique and valuable. You’ll dig deep. But, your worth is more obvious than you’ve ever imagined. GO!

Love is for suckers! Especially those dopes who want things like happiness, fulfillment, and hope. Your sarcastic little heart knows all of this, but the need for revenge and possibly entertainment get in the way. Stop sabotaging yourself! STOP! You may need to show your tender little heart and it may get a little bruised. This too shall pass! Love yourself! Be kind!

Your burdened? Maybe you’re working too hard. Maybe you’ve headed out too many wrong doors and you’re facing the truth. You have a few harsh critics, or you’ve let too many people down. Whatever the case, don’t give up hope. This too shall pass and you’re heading down the inevitable path. Happiness is a choice. Make the right decision. Be happy!

So, life has you a little down. That is how it works. Your feelings go up and down. In some ways, it’s just like the economy—it goes up and down. Those ups and downs can either lead you to paradise or a blackhole. The people who last and survive are the ones who can go up and down with swells without losing themselves to the current. You need to dig and think deeper.

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You’re a superstar! You just don’t know it yet. This is the perfect time to acknowledge your value. Remember, your worth doesn’t depend on another’s evaluation of you—it depends on you. Nobody can make you feel less, unless you allow it. You must sit down with yourself and have a serious heartto-heart. What’s in this for you? Don’t be a victim of circumstance. Breathe!

Your heart is full and bright! Perhaps you’ve been enjoying the good company of a few, or the very good company of furry friends (i.e. dogs, cats, and squirrels). This may explain your good mood. It may also develop it feelings of relief as you enjoy your own company—a very healthy and reasonable person. Don’t hide for too long, society needs your faith. Live it up!

Don’t worry! Be happy! Whatever happens—it happens for a reason. You can only get out stronger than when you went into the mix. Don’t let the concerns of others bring you down. It’s only a matter of time before you find the right place and people. Stay strong and confident in yourself. Don’t the opinions of others bring you down. Take of yourself! Be AWESOME!

What’s in a name? What’s in your name? Who are you? These are all rather confusing questions, with even more shocking answers. You can’t define the world without first doing so for yourself. This is the way to understand everything around. You are after all a part of nature. You too are a thing that reacts to the world and environment around you. Who are you? Find out!

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Your heart is willing, but your flesh is weak. You’re a human being after all. Believe it or not, you can’t change the world in an hour. And even you must stop and eat. You have other needs like sleep, social interaction, and rest. You can accomplish all you want, but you must care for yourself. Inspire others by leading change rather than forcing it. It’s okay to be happy!

Your heart is an open door. And your eyes are the window of the soul. Where is your heart these days? You may feel burdened and unsure. You may even feel like you’re wasting life. In the end, life is a matter of small choices that add up over time. It’s up to you whether those choices are good or bad, right or wrong, wasted or not. Enjoy the moment and live. It’s all anyone has.

You need fire in your belly. It’s not enough to say you hate what you’re doing, where you are, or who you’re with. These are all things that can change and circumstances that require work. Don’t hesitate forever because the moment will pass you by. What kind of life do you want to lead? You may find that you’re closer than you think. But, you’re not quite there yet. Do it, NOW!

You may need a little family time, but don’t worry if everyone seems too busy. They may just need some time or maybe they’re evaluating a few things for themselves. It’s up to you to bring it all together. Don’t be too pushy or needy just show them where you are and when. It’s all in the timing. Show your loved ones you care by giving them the gift of forgiveness! Smile!


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COMMUNITY Teacher of the Month: Long time Tohatchi High teacher honored Dee Velasco


on g r a t u l a t ion s t o Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe’s Teacher of the Month, Fern Spencer. Spencer teaches Business and Vocational Office Education classes to 9th-12th grade students at Tohatchi High School. Tisha Boyd of Camille’s presented Spencer with a basket full of goodies at the school. “I was surprised. I did not know that this happened, and it was really nice,” Spencer said. Spencer has been teaching students at Tohatchi for the past 42 years and says it’s the kids that keeps her coming back. Spencer who is half Hopi and half Navajo has lived in the Tohatchi area since 1957. Her dad, Roy Spencer, moved her family to the area. He was also a teacher and a health educator at Indian Health services. Her mother worked at the dorms of Tohatchi Indian boarding school, Chuska. She calls Tohatchi her home where she grew up having attended both elementary and middle school. She attended high school in Gallup. When she attended Gallup High School, there was a club called Future Teachers of America, which planted the seed for her to become a teacher. “I really didn’t think I was going to become a teacher until much later in my educational life but the idea of it stayed with me,” she said. “I really wanted to become an administrative assistance or an administrative secretary.” She applied for a Navajo scholarship and got it. Then came the decision as to where to go to college. She decided upon Western New Mexico in Silver City, N.M., in which they had a two year program. Spencer joined the women’s basketball team and enjoyed it not knowing that this stint would prove valuable later on. Instead of two years, she completed four years, receiving her COMMUNITY

Fern Spencer being presented with a goodie basket by Tisha Boyd, compliments of Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe. Photo Credit: Dee Velasco Bachelors of Arts in Business Education. Shor tly after receiving her degree, she came back to Tohatchi after the sudden death of her father. She began working for the tribe for a year until a job opened up at Tohatchi High. Since then she has been the teacher for business and vocational classes, as well as being the athletic director while coaching basketball, track and field, and cross-country. Although she wears many hats, Spencer’s passion has been the business and vocational classes – and she is the only teacher in the Gallup McKinley County Schools who has this type of class. “We use to have it in each of our schools, but not anymore ... and I am the last of these teachers to teach it,” Spencer said. “In the job market today there are many people who are not proficient in how to get a job, and these kids need those skills in order to make it in the field they are going towards. They may not get the chance to go to college, but [if] they do, they at least have the skills to do it.”

In the near future, Spencer and 12 of her students will head off to Albuquerque to compete in a competition called Business Professionals of America, against other schools in contests that consist of: job interview skills, fundamental word processing, advanced word processing and speeches. Spencer hopes that her students win, and if so, then they hopefully get to head off to Florida for more competitions. It’s these skills that Spencer has seen the rewards in many of her former students. “Seeing where they go and

how they get there is really tremendous. One of my former students is a heart surgeon in Albuquerque; some have become teachers (or) nurses,” she said. Spencer tells of challenges she faces each day like lack of funds and supplies. She said many teachers end up buying their own supplies. And computers need upgrades, and school trips need funded, she added. “We use to have silversmith classes, home education, welding, Future Farmers of America,” she said. “Our programs did a lot and it’s too bad that we don’t have them anymore … once I

leave there will be no more vocational classes.” But despite the challenges, she says it’s the kids that keep her coming back and she loves it. “I enjoy it and the kids I taught in the 70s,” she said. “I’m teaching their kids now, grandkids, too. I like what I do, I guess if I’m still here for the past 42 years.” “It’s a great career it keeps you young (laughs) ... so to speak, every day is different and you have to want to do this.” To nominate your favorite teacher, fill out a form at Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe, (505) 722-5017.

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t looks as if the low-budget genre picture house Blumhouse Productions are on a bit of a roll. Last month’s Split has been an unqualified success at the box office and based on initial impressions, their latest release looks to make a memorable impression as well. Get Out combines elements of suspense, horror and dark satire. It’s a picture that certainly hits all of the expected fear genre beats, but presents its familiar elements in a completely new and thoughtful way. Wr it t e n a nd d i r e c t e d by comedian Jordan Peele (Keanu), the story involves Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American photographer who receives an invitation from his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to travel with her to meet her parents. His buddy Rod (Lil Rel Howery) discourages our hero from moving too fast, but the boyfriend decides to accept the offer. Upon his arrival at the family homestead, Chris can’t help but feel a little uncomfortable. While Rose’s parents Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener) initially come across as eccentric, increasingly odd and uncomfortable interactions begin to make the lead suspicious. Also adding concern are the servants, all African-American and all behaving in a strange, almost zombie-like manner. Early parts of the film effectively convey Chris’s discomfort at meeting the family for the first time and attempting to get a handle on his new surroundings. There are a lot of cutting observations about the way someone of a different background is treated, often with characters making odd references to famous African-Americans in a bid to show their acceptance. The easygoing Chris takes it all in stride, but the strange vibe is palpable and consistently builds with the bizarre behavior of the help, who show no personality and when approached, make statements like, “I should get COMMUNITY

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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 24, 2017 By Glenn Kay For the Sun


elcome back to another look at highlights arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. It’s another busy edition with plenty of interesting releases both new and old. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES B a d Santa 2 - The lovably crude department store Santa retur ns in this follow-up to the 2003 cult success. This time out, the protagonist teams up with his old friend to rob a charitable foundation on Christmas Eve. Despite his nasty attitude, one of his sweet-natured old acquaintances begins to draw out the sensitive side in the curmudgeon. Critics were not impressed with this sequel, complaining that the jokes were tired, crude and unfunny and that the entire exercise seemed like nothing more than a cash-in on the original feature’s oddball charms. It features Billy Bob Thornton, K a t hy B a t e s, Tony Cox , Christina Hendricks and Brett Kelly. Beauty and the Beast - The famous fairy tale gets a lavish update in this French feature from Christoph Gnas (The Brotherhood of the Wolf ). A merchant is sentenced to death for stealing a rose, but his daughter agrees to stay and act as a servant to save her dad’s life. Time passes and the Beast begins to develop feelings for the young woman. The press didn’t think much of this recent adaptation of the classic tale. They complained that while it looked spectacular, there was no chemistry between the leads, sinking the film. It stars Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux, Andre Dousollier and Eduardo Noriega. Black Widows - In this dark comedy, three woman must contend with the abusive men in their lives. When one of them is date-raped, the others decide


to help out by enacting a revenge prank on the perpetrator. However, events spir a l out of control very qu ick ly, leaving the friends with a few dead bodies to deal with. This small film has played a few festivals but is making its premiere on DVD. As such, there aren’t any reviews available out there to read as of yet. It stars Jordan Elizabeth, Brigitte Graham, Shelby Kocee, Michele Scarabelli and Terri Treas. Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women - This French docu menta r y follows t he career of John Casablancas. Specifically, his time founding the Elite modeling agency, which has ended up representing many of the most famous cat wa lk wa lker s, i ncluding Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bundchen and many others. Using a lengthy interview with the late found and cutting in personal archives and clips on the job, one gets the story of how it all came to pass. Film festival audiences enjoyed the subject and his frankness, so if you have an interest in modeling, it may be worth a look. Desire Will Set You Free An American writer falls for a Russian hustler in the LGBT community of Berlin in this drama. The men travel and party through the subculture landscape, getting to know one another on a deeper level as they more from locale to locale. This German production played at a few film festival but hasn’t been officially reviewed yet. If it is of interest, you’ll just have to go in blind and take a chance on the film. The cast includes Yony Leyser, Tim Fabian Hoffman, Chloe Griffin and Amber Benson. Hacksaw Ridge - This t r ue s t or y recounts the tale of a Army Medic in WWII who saved 75 men i n battle without raising or firing a weapon. This biopic starts with the young man enlisting and follows him to Okinawa and the

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site of a violent and bloody con f lict between US a nd Japanese forces. Reviewers liked the movie overall. A few found it a little melodramatic, but most were impressed with the well shot and staged battle sequences. It stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer and Vince Vaughn. Kill, Granny, Kill! - A young woman answers an ad to help out a senior living in a remote farmhouse in this very low-budget, horror/dark comedy. When the home worker skirts her caretaking duties, meets up with her boyfriend and gets inebriated, the old grandmother takes offense and sets out to terrorize the pair. Apparently, the elderly woman has some nasty, flesh-eating friends who get called in to assist. This effort is headed stra ight-to -DV D, so there currently aren’t any writeups available. It stars Kayla Perkins, Kristine Renee Farley and Dale Miller. Manchester By the Sea - A depressed Bostonia n receives wo r d t h a t his brother has died a nd makes the trek to the title seaside town to make funeral arrangements. After arriving, the lead learns that against his wishes, his sibling has named him legal guardian of his son. The two left behind try to deal with grief and the complications associated with losing a family member. This drama earned raves from critics, who praised the exceptional acting, particularly the work of Casey Affleck. The movie has been nominated for several Academy Awards including Best Picture and many feel the actor is a lock to take home Best Actor. Also featured is Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges and Gretchen Mol. Marinoni: T he Fire in the Frame - This documentary follows cyclist Guiseppe Marinoni, who transitioned from a noted rider to a note bike technician. At 75, he attempts to break a world record using a bike he built 40 years previous. The documentary received strong word from

for reviewers, and also won awards at various film festivals where it played. There were a few naysayers who complained that the subject came across as an obsessive madman, but overall it has been described as an interesting portrait of a motivated eccentric. Nocturnal Animals - Here’s a creepy thriller that wowed the pr e s s l a t e l a s t y e a r. This cr ime story tells of a d ivorced a r t ga ller y manager who receives a book manuscript in the mail from her ex-husband. It’s a dark a violent thriller and as she begins reading it, she recalls her past relationship with the author. As mentioned, this one received generally strong notices. There were a segment who found the movie too eccentric and strange to connect to, but more were wowed by the impressive cinematography and memorable performances. Some even ranked it among the best of the year. It stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Isla Fisher. Viking Legacy - This week’s direct-to-DVD title is a low-budget, independent Viking film. The plot involves seven sacred and powerful scrolls that give incredible prosperity to its owner. An evil King plots to take the papers and goes on a murdering spree to reach his goal. Meanwhile a noble King’s daughter waits in hiding to help the kingdom. There currently aren’t any write-ups available for this one, which doesn’t exactly bode well for it quality wise. The cast includes Hollie Burrows, James Cooke, Liam Dascombe and Daren Elliott Holmes.

BLASTS FROM THE PAST! I t ’ s another busy week for older features and cult releases. Olive Films have some not able hard-toget items arriving on Blu-ray.

Evelyn (2002) is a well-regarded drama starring Pierce Brosnan. It’s set in the 50s and involves an Irish father fighting an uphill battle for custody of his three children after their mother abandons them. Those with a taste for cheesy, B-movie action may get a kick out of King Solomon’s Mines (1985). Loosely adapted from the 1885 Sir H. Rider Haggard novel and produced by Cannon Films, everything about this feature feels influenced by the Indiana Jones series. It’s a second tier effort, but moves quickly and delivers plenty of unintentional laughs to the proceedings. The movie stars Richard Chamberlain and a very young Sharon Stone. They also have the hardedged drama, The Klansman (1974) from director Terrence Young (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Wait Until Dark). Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, his tale is set in Alabama and involves conflict between liberal minded townspeople and a local Klu Klux Klan outfit after a black man in the area is falsely accused of rape. Apparently, it’s a flawed adaptation, in part because stars Richard Burton and Lee Marvin were struggling with alcoholism at the time and were consistently smashed behind the scenes. The Last Best Year (1990) is a drama about a woman who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the psychologist who helps her confront it. It stars Jane Murray and Mary Tyler Moore. Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955) is an Republic Films serial about a heroic jungle lady who swings from vines, rides elephants and attempts to stop a mad science from taking over the world with a crayfish monster of his own making. Finally, Police (1985) is a French drama about a hard-nosed cop working the streets of Paris and attempting to foil a drug ring. Gerard Depardieu plays the title role. Arrow Video have a fantastic Blu-ray/DVD combo coming your way featuring a notable cult item. Psychomania (1973) aka The Death Wheelers is a nutty slice of psychedelic horror from the UK. The story involves a gang of bikers who use supernatural rituals to


DVD REVIEW | FROM PAGE 16 give them life-after-death. After dying, they return as zombies-on-wheels to torment and threaten locals, not to mention perform some pretty crazy motorcycle stunts. It’s an enjoyably goofy little midnight movie filled with plenty of stunts and laughs. This release includes a 2K restoration of the feature from preservation negatives, original 1.0 mono audio (uncompressed on the Blu-ray) and a brandnew interview with star Nicky Henson. You’ll get an archive featurette containing interviews with actors Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor, a short on the sound of Psychomania with composer John Cameron, an archive interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews, a brand-new featurette on the company who supplied the film s costumes, a look at the film s restoration from the original 35mm black and white separation masters and the theatrical trailer. Looks like a great package for horror fans. Criterion have a couple of bi g Blu - r ay releases as well. Mildred P i e r c e (1945) is a classic from director Michael Curtiz (The Walking Dead, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, White Christmas) starring

Joan Collins as a woman who attempts to start her own restaurant and raise her two daughters on her own. Events become complicated after her ex-husband is murdered. This release comes with a new 4K picture restoration, a conversation with film critics about the film’s importance, a 1970 TV interview with Collins, a Q&A with cast member Ann Blyth, a trailer, a 1969 Today show interview with the novelist behind the tale and an essay on the movie. They also have Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown ( 1 9 8 8 ) arr iv ing in high-defin i t i o n . T h is comedy from Ped ro Almodovar (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down, The Skin I Live In) was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and tells the story of a suicidal woman whose death wish is interrupted by a series of strange, comical and chaotic events. The Blu-ray has plenty of bonuses that include a new restoration, new inter view with the filmmaker and cast members, a discussion on the film’s importance from Spanish film scholars and theatrical trailers. K i no h ave a couple of interesting Blu-ray arrivals too. Deluge (1933) is a very early disaster film about an ea r thquake that takes out the west coast and results in a massive tidal wave that

threatens to submerge the eastern seaboard. Like most f ilms of its gen re, there’s also a love story amidst the deat h a nd dest r uct ion. It featured impressive special effects for its day and was lost for many decades before being found in the late 80s. Now it can be owned in high definition. On the action front, they also have No Retreat, No Sur render (1986). This features an early appearance by Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s about a Bruce Lee fan who trains with the ghost of the famous martial artist. He must use his newfound skills to fight off the powerful martial artist (played by Van Damme) of a Seattle crime syndicate. A d d i t i o n a l l y, Wa r n e r A rchive are making some movies avaiable via their made-to-order service. This week’s titles include a Blu-ray of T he Boy F r i e n d (1971). This oddball musical from director Ken Russell (The Devils, Tommy) involves a musical understudy who is thrust into the spotlight after the show’s leading lady sprains her ankle. Naturally,

her success causes some conflict. On the DVD front, Warner Archives have the teen comedy Big Girls Don’t Cry... They Get Even (1991), the George Segal comedy/drama Blume in Love (1973) and the heroic canine family flick, Challenge to Lassie (1949). Also arriving on DVD is the Dennis Quaid period drama Everybody’s All American (1988) and the musical/drama, A Lady’s Morals (1930). They also have the Mel Gibson/Diane Keaton effort, Mrs. Soffel (1984), as well as the crime film, Whistling in the Dark (1933) and the romance, Wo m a n Ag ain st Wo m a n (1938).

YOU KNOW, FOR KIDS! Here a re a few t it le s

youngster m ig ht f i nd interesting. Dinosaur T r a i n : What’s at the Center of the Earth? L E G O Friends: Vol. 3 T ran sfor m e rs: R e sc u e Bots: Protect and Explore

ON THE TUBE! And here are the week’s TV-themed releases. American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (PBS) Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Grace & Frankie: Season 2 The Level: Series 1 Lou Grant: Season 4 Nashville: Season 4

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SPORTS 360 Shirley shoots Gallup past Miyamura, 64-62 GAME GOES DOWN TO FINAL SECONDS

By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


uperstar senior guard S a r a h A n n Sh i rley shot Gallup to a 64-62 nail-biter of a victory over Miyamura High Feb. 20 in a first-round district 1-5A girls basketball game played at Gallup High School. Shirley scored on a three-point play with 37 seconds left in regulation to seal the win for Gallup. As a result of the win, Gallup (13-13, 5-5), the No. 3 seed in the 5A tournament, takes on Bloomfield (17-8, 6-4) in the 5A second round game at Bloomfield. Bloomfield received a bye due to the fact of the better 5A record. The Lady Bengals beat the Lady Bobcats twice this season with a 70-66 win Feb. 5 at Gallup and a 76-74 win Feb. 10 in Bloomfield. “We had some bad breaks. I wouldn’t call them breakdowns, but just some bad breaks, especially toward the end of the game,” Miyamura head coach Henry Gettler said. “The game came down to defense and opportunities on offense.” The game was close through the better part of the first two quarters – and then the Lady Patriots found their offensive and defensive grooves behind

junior guard Hannah Murphy and sharp-shooting senior Destiny Lee. Murphy fouled out late in the fourth quarter, but not until she torched the Lady Bengals for 20 points from practically everywhere on the floor. Gallup simply had no answer for Murphy, who produced every time when Gettler called her number – which was often. Shirley, a threat with or without the ball, was fantastic throughout the entire game. Gallup head coach Wilbert Nez sat Shirley for a few minutes in the third quarter and that, to an extent, allowed the Lady Patriots to shoot and rebound themselves in a back-and-forth lead-changing of a game. Gallup started the game ahead and never trailed, winning the battle of the first qua r ter 13 - 9. M iya mu ra’s scoring trio of Murphy, senior Phrankkie Pawlowski and Lee couldn’t really find their rhythm early on, but found it a few minutes into the second quarter when Tanya Tolino tied the score at 17-17 on a short jumper from the left side of the court. From that point on, it was a ball game. Gettler and Nez substituted with excellence and Gettler threw in some offensive plays

From left, Lady Patriot Odessa Begay (20) tries to steal the ball from Gallup Lady Bengal Amanda Mitchell (3) during the last quarter of the district game at Gallup High Feb. 20. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons that showcased Murphy and allowed the Lady Patriots to take big leads in the third quarter. But the Lady Patriots still had to contain Shirley. Shirley hit five consecutive free throws down the stretch

Lady Patriot Sarah Gillmore (10) guards Lady Bengal McKleigh Begay (25) as she goes for a layup while Lady Patriot Tolina Tom (21) swats the ball away Monday Feb. 20 at Gallup High School. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons

for Gallup. That proved productive as Murphy picked up a fifth foul after fouling Shirley on one of the pair of free throws. Murphy connected on four 3-pointers in the second half and got valuable loose balls for the Lady Patriots. “We came ready,” Nez said. “And we’re ready for Bloomfield again.” The packed Gallup High School gymnasium had a lot of Bengal fans who wished the

Lady Bengals well Wednesday against Bloomfield. “I hope they win. They beat that team before so it should be a good game,” Jackie Yazzie, a 2000 graduate of Gallup High, said. “If they beat Bloomfield again, then they’re going to state.” Murphy led Miyamura with 20 points. Shirley recorded a game high 28 points for Gallup and senior forward Kalisha Kinsel scored 17 for the Lady Bengals.

Box Score

Alisa Woods, Hayley Oliver and other Gallup High School cheerleaders sending good vibes as the Lady Bengals shoot free throws Monday Feb. 20 during the district game against Miyamura. Photo Credit: Ryan Hudgeons


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Gallup 64, Miyamura 62 Gallup (13-13, 5-5) Sara Ann Shirley 28, Kaisha Kinsel17, Leona Smith 5, Amanda Mitchel 4, McKleigh Begaye 4, Brittany Charley 4, Kamryn Yazzie 3. Miyamura (9-18, 3-7) Hannah Murphy 20, Destiny Lee 11, Lauryn Thomas 10, Sarah Gilmore 9, Tanya Tolino 7, Phrankkie Pawlowski 5. Gallup 13, 12, 15, 23 – 64 Miyamura 9, 15, 19, 15 – 62 Fouled Out: Murphy (Miyamura). Total Fouls: Miyamura 18. Gallup 16. Total Free Throws: Gallup 21-28. Miyamura 11-16. SPORTS

Gallup boys beat Bloomfield, 50-40; lose to Aztez 57-56 By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


a t e Joh n s cor e d 16 points and troy Etsitty chipped in an important 11 and the Gallup Bengals beat the Bloomfield Bobcats 50-40 Feb. 11 in a District 1-5A boys basketball game at Gallup High School. The game was a tune up for the District 1-5A post season for both teams. The win was the second straight win for the Bengals. Gallup previously beat crosstown rival Miyamura High (1113, 2-6) 71-51 on Feb. 9 in an away game. “It’s always a good win to win in district,” Gallup head coach James Voight said after the game. “It was a good defensive effort. I was proud of the way our team played.” Senior forward Cyrus John of the Bengals hit 3 out of 4 free throws to seal the win for the Bengals. There were 17 seconds left in regulation when John hit the free throws. John kept the Bengals close and then some in the second quarter with 8 points on a variety of shots from the inside and outside. The Bengals got an unexpected boost when Damien Sanchez and Adriano Stevenson of the Bobcats fouled out with less than 20 seconds to go in the game. Gallup improved to (10-14, 4-4) in the 2017 basketball

season. T he Ga llup Benga ls dropped the first round of a Feb. 21 boys basketball game to aztec 57-56. The game was a first round district 1-5A playoff contest playted at Gallup High School. The Bengals had a chance at alast chance shot with less than a minute left on the game clock, but a turnover proved futile. “It was us being in the right place at the right time,” Aztec head coach Matthew Steinfeldt said after the game. “It was a close game throughout the entire game.” Gallup was up 13 points at one point in the second quarter and looked like they’d run away with a victory. Steinfeldt said the win was particularly special considering the fact that the Tigers haven’t won a 5A game this season. Cody Smith had a game high 20 points for the Tigers. Senior Nate John and fellow senior Troy Etsitty led Gallup with 18 and 17 points, respectively. Etsitty got off an inside shot with 14 seconds left in the game, but missed. Et sit t y a nd Joh n h ave been Ga l lup’s i n side a nd outside punch this season. A z t ec m i s s ed t he sub s e quent free throws which set up Gallup’s final attempt as time ran out. Aztez improved to 6-21, 0-10 on the 2017 basketball season. The Tigers played at red-hotFarmington (23-3, 9-1) Feb. 23.

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B. Before assuming the duties of office, each county officer shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of New Mexico and.. . . : C. Each county officer shall appoint a deputy or clerk, as allowed by law, who shall take the oath of office required of the appointing county officer and shall receive salary as provided by law. In case of the death of the appointing county officer, the deputy shall continue in office and perform the duties of the county officer until a new county officer is appointed and qualified as required by law. H istor y: 1953 5 -1-13, enacted by Laws 2011, ch. 56, § 25. Upon further review of state statutes it is found that

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Official: Crownpoint AD job ‘open’ By Bernie Dotson Sun Correspondent


he most recent athletic d i rector at C r ow n p o i n t H i g h School isn’t working in the job anymore, and the school’s principal is now acting AD – at least until a new director comes aboard, officials said. That was the word Feb. 17 from Crownpoint High Principal Ophelia Sanchez who is a career Gallup- McKinley County Schools employee and

previously the assistant principal at Washington Elementary School in Gallup. Sa nchez took over the Crownpoint principal job more than a year ago and after J.D. Reed was let go for making derogatory comments about Native American students and school board officials. “I am the (athletic director) at the moment,” Sanchez said. “The job is open and we expect to hire a new athletic director soon.” Sanchez said former Eagles athletic director Ad r ia ne

Ashley vacated the job Feb. 2. She did not specify why Ashley left the job. Sanchez said because there was no immediate AD replacement lined up that she took over in the interim. Sanchez said she is not receiving extra pay for taking over the athletic director position on the interim basis. Prior to Ashley assuming the job, which she held for about six months, career Crownpoint employee Sherri Moore was the Eagles’ athletic director. Moore retired from the job after nearly 22 years as

both AD and girls basketball and volleyball head coaching stints. An exact count on how ma ny resu més have been received for the Crownpoint AD job wasn’t immediately ava i lable t h is week from the Gallup-McKinley County School Di st r ict . Sa nchez said she enjoys pulling the d ou ble - d u t y, s ay i n g s he gets lots of help from fellow Crownpoint administrators doing the job. “My grandson played basketball at Crownpoint last

Ophelia Sanchez year,” Helen Yazzie, of Mariano Lake, said. “I hope they hire some one soon.”

Big cats square off at Gallup High PHOTOS BY RYAN HUDGEONS

Gallup Bengal Nate John (10) attempts to pass the ball to his teammates as Aztec Tigers Cody Smith (11), Kensai Lewis (14) and Gabe Wood (3) defend in the district playoffs. Aztec beat Gallup 57-56 at Gallup High School Feb. 21.

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Gallup Bengal Troy Etsitty (42) shooting a two point basket at Gallup High against the Aztec Tigers, Feb. 21.

Gallup Bengal Quincy Smith (20) making his way to a basket as his teammate Nate John (10) defends against Andrew Day (21) of Aztec at the district playoff game at Gallup High on Feb. 21. SPORTS


High School Sports Coach’s Korner: Sheep Don’t Scoreboard

Walk Backwards, Intro By Greg McNeil


hen A nita f irst t old me she ep don’t walk backwards I laughed until I nearly cried. Perhaps it was the calm, expressionless way she said it, but it was still one of the funniest things I had ever heard. Weeks later, it’s still laugh out loud funny. However, as I gradually toned down my laughter (though still chuckling) I could see that Anita appeared to be serious. She told me this was a story her mother, who had owned sheep told her long ago. Was it true or was she pulling the wool over my eyes? I wanted it to be true, but while listening to her I accepted that I knew absolutely nothing about sheep apart from their genetic origin. As a researcher I knew something was there, and as my tendency to investigate kicked in I started asking around and doing my own research. I soon discovered that other people, though not all believed the same thing that sheep don’t walk backwards. S H E E P D ON ’ T WA L K BACKWARDS is not a column attacking the truth of the statement, but it will be used as a column series that speaks to a much larger issue, how misinformation regarding nutrition and supplementation is packaged and made available for our consumption. So as we go forward together know that every time you see SHEEP DON’T WALK BACKWARDS there is a genuine attempt to help you safely navigate oceans

of misleading and confusing information regarding food, nutrition and supplementation. The first step in capturing the consumer’s attention is to have an eye-catching title. I think we nailed that one. After getting our attention with a catchy title, the next step is to make broad research claims and use limited studies that appear to apply to everyone. And finally, through the Empire of Language use $500 words that suggest something is true or accurate without ever providing complete information to help the unsuspecting consumer to make informed choices. Words such as “may,” “could,” “probably,” “possibly” or “indicates” is the perfect bait to snag you without you ever realizing that you’ve been hooked. To give a better idea of where we’re headed let’s start with information I trust you

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find interesting. In later columns we will explore topics in greater detail. Here we go… • First and most important – You never needed a degree in biochemistry to have perfect nutrition. • Mother Nature always produces a seed for the food she creates. Muy importante! • Foods are routinely marketed as “organic” but they neglect to tell you that organic only applies to naturally grown foods, meaning food must contain the minerals carbon, hydrogen and oxygen at its core to be considered organic. You cannot reproduce the essential mineral carbon in the laboratory. • General Mills recently settled an $8.5 million dollar class action suit for marketing a product as Greek Yogurt that wasn’t even yogurt. • Alkaline is not a diet, it’s the makeup of the entire planet. We don’t want to fight with big business but we deserve the right to make informed choices. You cannot have it both ways, that is mislead the consumer and then blame the victim. Coach G G reg McNe i l i s a S t r o n g F i r s t In s t r u c t o r, P rofe ssio n a l Stre n gth & Conditioning coach, Licensed Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Life Coa ch, Auth or, an d the owner of Gallup School of Strength (www.gallupschoolofstrength.com)

GALLUP BENGALS Boys Basketball (11-16) 2/21: Aztec @ Gallup 57-56 2/18: Kirtland Central @ Gallup 67-61 2/16: Gallup @ Aztec 77-75 Girls Basketball (13-14) 2/22: Gallup @ Bloomfield 43-52 2/20: Miyamura @ Gallup 62-64 2/17: Gallup @ Kirtland Central 42-55 2/15: Bloomfield @ Gallup 66-70 2/14: Aztec @ Gallup 56-47 MIYAMURA PATRIOTS Boys Basketball (12-15) 2/21: Miymura @ Bloomfield 46-57 2/18: Miyamura @ Aztec 70-49 2/17: Farmington @ Miyamura 63-44 2/11: Miyamura @ Kirtland Central 73-81 Girls Basketball (9-18) 2/20: Miyamura @ Gallup 62-64 2/17: Miyamura @ Aztec: 49-50 2/14: Miyamura @ Farmington 52-27 2/10: Kirtland Central @ Miyamura 49-41 REHOBOTH CHRISTIAN LYNX Boys Basketball (12-12) 2/21: Crownpoint @ Rehoboth 45-60 2/16: Crownpoint @ Rehoboth 48-45 2/14: Rehoboth @ Zuni 61-53 2/11: Rehoboth @ Tohatchi 31-33 2/10: Rehoboth @ Newcomb 46-62 Girls Basketball (6-17)

2/20: Rehoboth @ Newcomb 36-37 2/17: Rehoboth @ Crownpoint 37-27 2/14: Zuni @ Rehoboth 65-63 2/11: Rehoboth @ Tohatchi 36-53 2/9: Newcomb @ Rehoboth 39-44 WINGATE BEARS Boys Basketball (14-12) 2/18: Wingate @ Navajo Prep 61-58 2/16: Shiprock @ Wingate 51-53 2/10: Wingate @ Thoreau 65-53 Girls Basketball (16-9) 2/22: Navajo Prep @ Wingate 70-65 2/17: Navajo Prep @ Wingate 67-63 2/14: Wingate @ Shiprock 33-68 2/9: Wingate @ Thoreau 73-58 TOHATCHI COUGARS Boys Basketball (11-15) 2/21: Zuni @ Tohatchi 29-62 2/16: Tohatchi @ Newcomb 39-47 2/13: Dulce @ Tohatchi 73-49 Girls Basketball (21-5) 2/17: Newcomb @ Tohatchi 40-83 2/11: Rehoboth @ Tohatchi 36-53 2/10: Tohatchi @ Zuni 90-51 Scores and overall standings feature Gallup, Miyamura, Wingate, and Rehoboth high school varsity teams only, via maxpreps.com. Other high schools are welcome to submit scores and standings. Submit up-to-date varsity team scores/ standings by Wednesday to: gallupsun@gmail.com

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at the Hozho Center, 216 W. Maloney Ave. Open to anybody who has a desire to stop compulsive eating. Contact info. (505) 3075999, (505) 721-9208, or (505) 870-1483. SUNDAY Feb. 26 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. MONDAY Feb. 27 RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ALL Join a diverse and powerful coalition of spiritual traditions united in justice for the common good in a legislative day of action, prayer, and advocacy. RSVP joan@nm-ipl.org. Meet at First Unitarian Church at 8:15 am. 107 W Barcelona Road. BOOK READING AND SIGNING Former Gallup resident and author of To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond, will read from her book at the Zollinger Library, UNM/Gallup at 6 pm. Following the reading there will be a Q&A period, reception, and book signing. Books can be purchased at the event. The event is free. TUESDAY Feb. 28 MAKER’S CLUB (AGES 6 AND UP) A club for kids interested in science, math, building, and inventing. Each week features a different challenge, project, or experiment. Starts: 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. GALLUP INTERFAITH COMMUNITY GATHERING 6:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church: Bring a dish or drink for a shared meal. All are welcome. Bring a friend!  The church is located at 151 State Highway 564 (Boardman Drive) on the hill near Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information about the gathering contact Rev. Lorelei Kay (505) 290-5357 or call the church at (505) 905-3247. Continued on page 23

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Description of Personal Property: Assorted construction materials, concrete vibrator, hard hats, Tork towel dispensers, 5-gallon bucket w/concrete finishing tools, 2 bags of toys, post hole digger, 2 doors, Iron Horse air compressor, Husky tool chest w/tools, & rolling tool chest w/heavy duty electric cord. Unit Number: 325 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Leonard Cowboy P. O. Box 317 Mentmore, NM 87319 Description of Personal Property: Tools, car parts, shovel, twin mattress & springs, tires, 2 folding tables, metal rack, clothing, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 329 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Traci Noble 4701 Irving Blvd., N.E., Apt. 1506 Albuquerque, NM 87114 Description of Personal Property: Table & chairs, dressers, mattresses & box springs, headboard, rocking chairs, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 445 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Esmerelda Tapaha c/o P. O. Box 142 Round Rock, AZ 86547 Description of Personal Property: Table, tires, toys, stuffed animals, speakers, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 456 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Marilyn Verney 601 E. Princeton Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: Pots & pans, Christmas tree, shelving, suitcase, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 458 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Sharilyn Tsosie P. O. Box 323 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504 Description of Personal Property: Skateboard, toys, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 602 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Sarah Olson 311 Cora Lee Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: Stacker washer & dryer. Unit Number: 705 Name and Last Known Address

of Occupant: Kathleen Lee P. O. Box 27 Window Rock, AZ 86515 Description of Personal Property: Computer monitor, couch cushions, crutches, bed frame, baker’s rack, shovel, suitcases, gas can, lawn chair, folding table, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. Unit Number: 730 Name and Last Known Address of Occupant: Paul Jameson 602 Dani Dr., Apt. A2 Gallup, NM 87301 Description of Personal Property: Washer & dryer, coffee maker, car seat, toy plastic car, high chair, weed trimmer, couch cushions, & numerous bags & boxes of items unknown. The sale or disposition of the above property will be held on Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 2017, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at ADOBE SELF STORAGE, 1708 South Second Street, Gallup, New Mexico. The property can be viewed at 9:00 a.m. the day of the sale. The property is subject to the Occupant redeeming the lien prior to the sale. This Notice is being published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks. 1st Publication Saturday, February 18, 2017 2nd Publication Saturday, February 25, 2017 LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant of the New Mexico Self Storage Lien Act, the following items will be sold or disposed of in order to satisfy a lien for delinquent rent and/or related charges. Property is located at: Sunrise Self Storage 2610 E. Hwy 66 and Sunrise ll Self Storage 3000 W. Hwy 66 Gallup, NM 87301. Sale will take place TBD Please call 505-722-7989 for time or more information. Last Known Address of Tenant Pearl Ukestine POB 372 Zuni, NM Fan, Ice Chest, kids, toys, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Leta James POB 9 Gamerco, NM Speakers, kitchen items, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Carmen Nez 200 Western Skies #63 Gallup, NM Baby items, clothes, TV Boxes & Bags of Misc. items. Delphine Upshaw POB 215 Houck, Ariz. Mattress, weed trimmer, Boxes & Bags of Misc. items Items may be viewed on the day of sale only. CASH ONLY Please call office to verify info. Sale May Be Cancelled By Right of Lien Holder. SERVICES Computer repair and virus removal. Reasonable rates, safe web surfing training. Call Mike 505-8624963

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WEDNESDAY March 1 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 MARCH FILM SERIES: GIRL POWER 5:30 pm: popcorn provided. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. Film: Florence Foster Jenkins THURSDAY March 2 FREE COMPUTER CLASSES IN MARCH! Today: Pinterest, 3 – 5 pm. The library is offering free computer training throughout the month. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov or visit the front desk of the library. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. CRAFTY KIDS (ALL AGES) Fun crafts for the whole family (all ages). Starts at 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec Ave. This week: Dr. Suess character hat ONGOING ARTSCRAWL ArtsCrawl is held the second Saturday of every month from 7 to 9 pm, downtown Gallup. BABY AND YOU Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is offering childbirth education classes the first Saturday of the month beginning Jan. 7. Classes are from 9 am to 1 pm in the RMCH library, second floor. Classes are free. For more information, call Women’s Health unit at (505) 863-7026. BREAKING GROUND: A REMIX OF NAVAJO ART - GROUP ART SHOW Throughout the month of February, the library will host a group art show featuring art work by seven CALENDAR

Navajo artists. The artists being featured include: Nathan Nez Sr., Terrel Singer, Leandra Yazzie, Antoinette Thompson, Jason Linlicheenie, Jonathan Curley, and Darvin Descheny. For more information please call (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm.gov. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. CITY OF GALLUP’S SUSTAINABLE GALLUP BOARD The City of Gallup’s Sustainable Gallup Board meets on first Monday each month from 3 to 5 pm at the Octavia Fellin Library. When those Mondays are holidays, the meetings are on the second Monday. Community members concerned about conservation, energy, water, recycling and other environmental issues are welcome. Call Bill Bright at (505) 7220039 for information. COMMUNITY PANTRY The Hope Garden offers organic produce for sale from 10 am - noon, Tue – Fri., 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. 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  Habitat for Humanity work sessions held each week. Volunteers to serve on decision making meetings or wish to volunteer at or

CALENDAR help fund construction projects. Call Bill Bright at (505) 7224226 for details.

OPEN-MIC NIGHT Wednesdays: Local talent takes center stage from 7:30 - 9:30 pm at Coal Street Pub, 303 W. Coal Ave. (505) 722-0117. RECYCLING COUNCIL McKinley Citizens Recycling Council is a local nonprofit working to increase recycling through education, community outreach, and partnership with local government agencies. MCRC meets the first Saturday of the month at 2 pm, at Red Mesa on Hill St. For more information, please call (505) 722-5142 or visit Recylegallup.org. SUPPORT EARLY LANGUAGE AND LITERACY FOR SCHOOL SUCCESS! Gallup McKinley County Schools is currently recruiting pregnant women and teens in McKinley County with children from birth to 5 years of age. There are no income guidelines and services are free to ALL community members. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting BeBe Sarmiento at (505) 721-1055. TALKING SERVICE: READING AND DISCUSSION GROUP FOR VETERANS At 6 pm, the library hosts Tuesday night sessions for veterans to discuss readings from the book, Standing Down. The New Mexico Humanities Council and Great Books Foundation have collaborated to sponsor Talking Service: A Reading and Discussion Program for Veterans in six sessions. Registration is required and is open only to veterans. To register, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@ gallupnm.gov. For more info, contact Joe Lacayo at (505) 399-8197. SAVE THE DATE FREE COMPUTER CLASSES IN MARCH! March 3: Introduction to Computer Skills, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. The library is offering free computer training throughout the

month. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, (505) 863-1291 or email libtrain@gallupnm. gov or visit the front desk of the library. Octavia Fellin Public Library, 115 W. Hill Ave. HANDS OF HOPE’S SPRING GARAGE SALE March 4 from 8 to 11 am: There will be a big assortment of household items, toys, adult, and children’s clothing, and more! Proceeds benefit Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center. For information call (505) 722-7125. First Baptist Church Gym, 2112 College Dr. SOUPER BOWL COMMUNITY PANTRY FUNDRAISER March 5: The Westminster Presbyterian morning worship service will be held at the pantry at 10:30 am, followed by a Soup Luncheon fundraiser from noon to 2 pm. Tickets for the luncheon are $5 and are available at the pantry, from WPC church family, and at the door. Bring non-perishable food items for the pantry as well. 1130 E. Hassler Valley Road. A FORUM ON TRAUMA AND ITS PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS March 11, 8 - 9 am: A no-cost forum presented by Gallup Indian Medical Center and RMCHCS Behavioral Health Services in concert with the Behavioral Health Collaborative. “Understanding Trauma and Chronic Conditions; ‘Flight or Flight Responses’; Behavior and Emotions; Responding to Stress. Lunch is provided. 1901 Red Rock Dr. MURALISTAS NANI CHACON & BE SARGENT March 11: Artists will be present to talk about their work and experience as muralists. 307 S. Second St. (207) 522-9107 or (405) 395-8686. IT’S A GENERATIONAL THING March 11, ArtsCrawl: Chaco Canyon is turning 110 years old! Mark the occasion with Symphony Chaco, presented by the Gallup Community Concert Association, and have some intergenerational fun with student art shows, family-friendly hands-on

workshops, and glimpses into historic downtown Gallup. NATIONAL SEAL OF BILINGUAL PROFICIENCY TEST March 11, March 18, Oct. 7, and Nov. 4: There’s no fee to take this proficiency assessment for graduating high school. High school seniors may participate in the Navajo Nation Bilingual Proficiency test held at the Department of Dine Education Building, Window Rock, Ariz. Call (928) 871-7660 for more info. Navajonationdode.org. NON-DENOMINATIONAL MONTHLY TAIZE’ SERVICE March 12 at 4 pm: Join us for a special service — a time of rest, silence, and spiritual refreshment. Take this opportunity to calm and quiet the soul before a new week begins. Music, chant, scripture, and candlelight are part of this hour held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boardman Dr., 151 N.M. 564 near the Orleans Manor Apartments. For more information call Kathy Mezoff (505) 8706136. PLATEAU SCIENCES SOCIETY March 19, 2:30 pm: Join us for stimulating conversation and discussion about shared concerns. PSS programs are varied and deal with the history, geology, geography, the diverse cultures of our region, and critical environmental concerns in our area. The community is welcome. Refreshments served. For information, contact Martin Link, (505) 863-6459. Red Mesa Center, 105 W. Hill Ave. 5TH ANNUAL TEEN FILM FESTIVAL: THROUGH THE LENS The library will hold its annual Teen Film Festival at El Morro Theatre on April 29. Submissions are to be no more than 7 minutes and are due April 1. For more information call (505) 726-6120 or e-mail childlib@gallupnm.gov. To post a nonprofit or civic event in the calendar section, please email: gallupsunevents@gmail.com or fax: (505) 212-0391. Deadline: Monday at 5 pm.

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