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Gallup Shakespeare Fest 2019 preview June 13-22

Gallup Shakespeare Fest 2019 preview June 13-22

June 14, 2019

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub visits with the cast and crew of Gallup Rep's 2019 Shakespeare Festival:

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one man in his time plays many parts.” - As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7

The Bard of Avon comes to Gallup this summer!

2 weekends. 2 Plays. Dozens of actors.

Gallup Repertory Theater is proud to present the first-ever annual Gallup Shakespeare in the Park festival, running June 13 - 22, 2019. In cooperation with Gallup Land Partners, the plays will be held at a newly-created outdoor performance space on 9th Street, just north of the Gallup Flea Market.

This year the Shakespeare Festival will feature a mainstage performance of Twelfth Night and a children’s theater production of The Taming of the Shrew.

All shows are free, but bring a chair and blanket, and possibly bug spray and / or an umbrella, depending on conditions.

Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, who must disguise herself as a man named “Cesario” after a shipwreck brings her to a strange country. She falls in love with Orsino, a duke who is pining after the Countess Olivia. Olivia falls in love with Cesario, thus setting up one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious love triangles. Tinged with a hint of heartbreak, Twelfth Night is a madcap play you won’t want to miss.

Time and Place

Twelfth Night: June 13, 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 7:00 PM

The Taming of the Shrew: June 21 and 22 at 5:30 PM

Both the children’s and mainstage plays will be held at the outdoor stage and performance space just north of the Flea Market.

Every single performance during the festival is free, but again, bring a chair and blanket, and possibly bug spray and / or an umbrella, depending on conditions.

For more information, you may call 505-399-2166 or visit https://www.gallup9th.com/contact-us/

You can see rehearsal photos, trailers, and a look behind-the-scenes, at galluprep.org, or find us on facebook @galluprep or call 505-879-9835

Gallup City Council meeting of June 11 - 2019

Gallup City Council meeting of June 11 - 2019

June 12, 2019

AGENDA

GALLUP CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019; 6:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

Jackie McKinney, Mayor

  Linda Garcia, Councilor, Dist. 1       Allan Landavazo, Councilor, Dist. 2
Yogash Kumar, Councilor, Dist. 3       Fran Palochak, Councilor, Dist. 4

Maryann Ustick, City Manager
Curtis Hayes, City Attorney

A.

Pledge of Allegiance

The members of the body and the public are invited to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

B.

Roll Call

C.

Approval of Minutes

Regular Meeting of May 28, 2019

(Draft minutes will be disseminated by Monday, June 10th)

D.

Presentation and Information Items

1.

Presentation by Marathon Petroleum

V.J. Smith and Scott Hanks of Marathon Petroleum will provide an overview of the company including the transition of the local Giant Convenience Stores to Speedway Convenience Stores.

Fiscal Impact:Not Applicable - Presentation Only.Recommendation:Not Applicable - Presentation Only.Speaker's NameV.J. Smith and Scott Hanks

2.

Gallup MainStreet Arts and Cultural District Annual Update

Emerald Tanner and Kara Smith of Gallup MainStreet/Arts and Cultural District will present their annual report.

Fiscal Impact: Not Applicable - Presentation Only. Recommendation: Not Applicable - Presentation Only. Speaker's Name Emerald Tanner and Kara Smith

Documents:

  1. GMSACD-Partnership Model.pdf
  2. Gallup MS Reinvestment Stats 2013-2018.pdf
  3. 2018 Individual Community Annual Service Delivery Reports - 1.30.19 Gallup.pdf
  4. GMSACD-AR-FY19.pdf

E.

Discussion/Action Topics

1.

Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District Memorandum of Understanding and Professional Services Agreement

Summary: Through this Memorandum of Understanding and Professional Services Agreement the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District will:
    1.  Provide a unified management and coordination for the revitalization and economic
         development activities in the central business district of Gallup. 
    2.  Continue to develop and update a consistent promotion and marketing program for the
         downtown Commercial District. 
    3.  Continue to engage community members, businesses, property owners, local government
         and other stakeholder in design and implementation of projects for the downtown district. 
    4.  Continue to strengthen the existing economic assets of the downtown area while   
         diversifying its economic base. 
    5.  City support is essential to maintaining this State designated District. 

Attachments:
    1.  Biennial Memorandum of Understanding Extension, July 1, 2017- June 30, 2020
    2.  Professional Services Agreement

Recommendation:  Approve Biennial Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Extension July 1, 2017—June 30, 2020, between New Mexico Main Street Program, the City of Gallup and Gallup Main Street Arts and Cultural District and the Professional Services Agreement with Gallup Main Street Arts and Cultural District in the amount of $40,000 for fiscal year 2020.

Fiscal Impact: $40,000 Recommendation: please see above Speaker's Name Maryann Ustick

Documents:

  1. NMMS_MOU Extension Agreement_Gallup MainStreet Arts and Cultural District.pdf
  2. Gallup FY20 MS Contract_FINAL.pdf

2.

Resolution No. R2019-26; Fiscal Year 2020 Final Budget Adoption

Each year, the City of Gallup prepares an annual budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) requires Council to pass a resolution to adopt the 2020 Final Budget.  

Fiscal Impact: This budget will define anticipated revenue as well as spending parameters for the coming fiscal year for each fund Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of the proposed final budget for Fiscal Year 2020. Speaker's Name Patty Holland

Documents:

  1. R2019-26 Final Budget Adoption FY 20.pdf
  2. 2020 Budget Final.pdf
  3. 2020 Budget Final.pdf
  4. FY 2020 Final Budget Presentation.pdf

3.

Contract Award for Economic Development Services for the City of Gallup

The City of Gallup solicited through the Request for Proposal process for professional services to provide Economic Development Services to the City. Two proposals were received, one from Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) and one from Hatchform, LLC, both were evaluated by the evaluation committee and GGEDC was found to be the responsive offer. Services to be provided by the contractor include developing and maintaining a website devoted to economic development, creating and updating a strategic marketing plan for the Gallup-McKinley County area, provide director and staff to promote Gallup, act as a liaison between the City and prospective companies seeking to relocate, and develop and promote economic development opportunities in the City of Gallup. The proposed contract between GGEDC and the City would be for a term of three years. The budget for this contract will be subject to approval by City Council annually

Fiscal Impact: $20,833.00 Fixed Fee per Month totaling $249,996.00 per Year Recommendation: Staff recommends award of contract to the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation Speaker's Name Frances Rodriguez, Purchasing Director

Documents:

  1. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT.pdf
  2. Tab 2018201902P Economic Development Svcs.pdf

4.

Ordinance No. S2019-3; Authorizing the Execution and delivery of a Loan Agreement between the City of Gallup and the New Mexico Finance Authority in the amount of $2,942,500 for Street Light Improvements

The City of Gallup Electric Director is requesting approval of Ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a loan agreement by the City of Gallup and the New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) to pay a principal amount of $2,942,500, together with interest (1.8%) thereon, for the purposes of financing the acquisition and installation of energy efficiency equipment for the governmental units's electric utility system. 

Annual savings of $34,000 in energy and labor cost over a 9-year payoff period is $341,326.00. 

Energy efficient street lights are guaranteed for 5-years with a life expectancy of 23 years.  Current lights used are 2-4 years @ a cost between $350-$500 each. 

Labor cost savings will be reallocated daily to maintenance and repairs of the cities electric utility grid. 

Please reference page 4 of RBC Pricing Book Series for exact yearly payment schedule an annual interest payments. 

 

Fiscal Impact: Ordinance approval of Energy Performance Bond repayment over 10 years $2,942,500, with interest (1.8%). Savings is $341,326.00 to the City. Total interest paid over entire loan is $337,001.07 paid in annual installments 6/2/2020 to 6/01/2030. Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of ordinance approving loan between the City of Gallup and and NMFA. Speaker's Name Eric G. Babcock

Documents:

  1. Loan Agreement (W3440456x7A92D).pdf
  2. Loan Ordinance (W3438893x7A92D).pdf
  3. City of Gallup Streetlight Guaranteed Utility Savings Contract.pdf
  4. Pricing Book Series 2019 Electric Utility Loan City of Gallup (2).pdf

5.

Requesting budget adjustment in order to cover the utilities account for Electric

The City of Gallup Electric Director Eric Babcock is requesting budget adjustment of $120,000 out of 507 cash balance to transfer into Electric Utilities 507-6061-442-47-16 to pay all City Electric Utility Bills for the months of May & June 2019. 

Fiscal Impact: Expenditures of $120,000 out of 507 cash balance to pay all electric utilities for May and June 2019.Recommendation:Staff recommends budget adjustment to pay electric utilities.Speaker's NameEric G. Babcock

6.

Request for approval to serve alcoholic beverages at Fox Run Golf Course

Tournament representatives have expressed an interest in providing/serving alcohol at their upcoming events. The tournaments are Chamber of Commerce July 13th, Big Brothers Big Sisters August 18/25th, Miyamura Booster July 20th, and RMCH in September. Attendance for these events will consist golfers who would pre-register or register the day of the tournament. The alcohol sales will only be available to participants in the tournament, and alcohol sales will cease at the conclusion of the tournament. Fox Run is requesting that City Council permit the sale/service of alcoholic beverages for these tournaments.

Fiscal Impact:NoneRecommendation:Approve the request to permit the sale/service of alcoholic beverages at Fox Run Golf CourseSpeaker's NameMatthew Alcala

7.

G-80 Water Rights Settlement Agreement

Background:

In 1981, Gallup filed Application No. G-80 and SJ-1491 to appropriate 5,600 acre-feet per year (AFY) of groundwater, which water is intended to be produced from the Dakota Sandstone and/or Westwater Canyon Member of the Morrison Formation.  At the same time, the City submitted City Application No. G-79 to appropriate 2,000 AFY of groundwater, which water is intended to be produced from the Entrada Sandstone.  Both the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Indian Affairs protested the application shortly thereafter.  

As part of the G-22 Application and Settlement Agreements, the City has withdrawn the G-79 water rights application.  However, the G-80 water rights application and its protests were never withdrawn.

Recent Developments:

As part of its efforts to supply drinking water to its residents, the Navajo Nation met with City Staff and inquired as to the possibility of purchasing ground water for its residents prior to the Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project (NGWSP) being completed in 2024.  In response to this development, the City and Navajo Nation have agreed to providing groundwater from the City’s Regional System to the Navajo Nation via a set of agreements already in place.  The Navajo Nation then agreed to examine the potential to drop their protest of the G-80 water rights application.  

Over the past several months, attorneys representing the City and Navajo Nation have negotiated the attached agreement.  The terms of the agreement are based upon those listed in the G-22 Water Rights Settlement Agreement approved by both the City and the Navajo Nation.
With an executed settlement agreement, the last protestant would be the BIA, which is currently considering withdrawing its protest.

Approval of the G-80 water rights application would remove existing administrative caps on water produced from existing City wells, thereby eliminating any capital costs associated with drilling and developing new wells, as well as ensure a long-term water supply for the City.

Fiscal Impact: No fiscal impact at this time. If it becomes necessary to present a case before the Office of the State Engineer during the hearing process, the Water and Sanitation Department will return to City Council to request funding for that task. Recommendation: Staff recommends approval of G-80 Water Rights Settlement Agreement Speaker's Name Dennis Romero

Documents:

  1. 2018-05-28 Settlement Agreement Between Gallup and Navajo re G-80.pdf

8.

Acceptance of FY20 NM Tourism Department Cooperative Marketing Grant and Budget Adjustments

The City of Gallup Tourism and Marketing Department has been awarded $13,525 through the Cooperative Marketing Grant Program for TripAdvisor Content, updating local business information on Google DMO, and updating our website SEO.

The City of Gallup will be matching in the amount of $11,500 per the grant agreement.  Of that amount $2,025 is reimbursement based and requires a budget adjustment for our fiscal records.

 

Fiscal Impact: Increase revenue and expenditures $2,025.00 Recommendation: Approve FY20 Tourism Grant and Budget Increase Speaker's Name Maryann Ustick

Documents:

  1. AwardLetterGallupCityOf.pdf
  2. GallupCityofAgreement.pdf
  3. grantchart_20190529_155331_000053.pdf

F.

Comments by Public on Non-Agenda Items

The public is invited to comment on items not appearing on the published meeting agenda. 

G.

Comments by Mayor and City Councilors

H.

Comments by City Manager and City Attorney

I.

Motion to Adjourn

Auxiliary aides for the disabled are available upon request.  Please contact Alfred Abeita, City Clerk, at 505-863-1254 at least (1) week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible in advance of the meeting to make any necessary arrangements.

 Pursuant to the “Open Meetings Act”, NMSA 1978, Section 10-15-1 through 10-15-4 of the State of New Mexico, this Agenda was posted at a place freely accessible to the public 72 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

How Then - Uranium panel & CVNM - w/ Lorelei Kay

How Then - Uranium panel & CVNM - w/ Lorelei Kay

June 7, 2019

For this segment of "How Then Shall We Live?", Reverend Lorelei Kay of Gallup's Westminster Presbyterian Church, speaks with Tyanne Benallie of the Conservation Voters of New Mexico (CVNM), and a member of the McKinley County Blue Ribbon Uranium Task Force.

More information is available at https://www.cvnm.org/

UNM-Gallup’s Environmental Scan - Planning for the Future

UNM-Gallup’s Environmental Scan - Planning for the Future

June 7, 2019

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with UNM-Gallup's Senior Institutional Researcher Brittany Babycos about the recent Environmental Scan (details follow).

You can see a copy of the scan at https://gallup.unm.edu/ir/

UNM-Gallup serves and celebrates a richly diverse population of students. The campus is a minority-majority university and 94% of students identify as multiethnic or a racial minority. These differences are part of the fabric of UNM-Gallup and allow for strong collaborations across all academic disciplines. Embracing, displaying, and sharing cultural differences makes UNM-Gallup strong, allowing for a culture of contrast rather than a contrast of cultures. The most recent data shows that the average age of UNM-Gallup students is 24.94 which is down slightly from previous semesters. The majority of students (60%) are classified as part-time students who take an average of 9.33 credit hours per semester. For the fall 2018 semester, 63% of students were female, and the majority of these students were returning students. The majority of UNM-Gallup students live in McKinley County and take face-to-face classes on-campus. With a growing number of online options, however, students from out of state and international locations are also registering for UNM-Gallup courses. The largest sub-group of students at UNM-Gallup are American Indian with a percentage of 69%. 15.8% of students identify as Hispanic and 7.3% as White. Among faculty members, the largest subgroup is White (46%), followed by American Indian (32%), and Hispanic (15%). These demographic distinctions encourage and allow for engagement and instruction across cultures. Cultural strengths infuse interactions and communications and are balanced throughout programming, decision-making, and provision of student services. UNM-Gallup also hosts a majority of students who are the first in their families to attend college. With an acknowledgement of this large community, efforts are put forth to streamline college navigation and help students and their families who may not be familiar with higher education processes and expectations. Art, language, and learning styles – these are only a few of the ways differences unite UNM-Gallup faculty, staff, and students and form a foundation that allows for learning and leading.

Environmental Scanning Environmental scanning is the process of analyzing financial, sociological, demographic, economic, workforce, technological, and other trends that may impact the mission and vision of an organization (Knutzen, 2000). The goal of an environmental scan is to produce information that is relevant to an organization for the purpose of forecasting changes in the external environment that may impact that organization. In addition to providing key information to UNM-Gallup administration, faculty, and staff for institutional decision-making, UNM-Gallup hopes that local stakeholders will find the environmental scanning project useful within their own organizations. Methodology Under the direction of UNM-Gallup’s Chief Executive Officer, UNM-Gallup’s Sr. Institutional Researcher was asked to conduct an environmental scan. An outline of environmental scanning procedures was developed using Judi Knutzen’s “Focus on the Future: Environmental Scanning at Columbia Basin College” (2000) as guidance. This publication was selected due to the clear, simple, yet inclusive nature of the core project components. This project included the following primary components: Core Trends, Areas of Interest, Trends and Events as Seen by Community Leaders (from interviews and focus groups), and Advisory Committees (Knutzen, 2000). To fit UNM-Gallup’scurrent needs, the Advisory Committee section was removed and a custom exploratory survey was added. Interest Areas The interest area data collection process involved multiple phases. First, all UNM-Gallup employees and students were invited by email to participate in the interest area section of the environmental scan. Upon agreeing to voluntarily participate, two groups of approximately ten UNM-Gallup employees attended an orientation session facilitated by UNM-Gallup’s Sr. Institutional Researcher. Orientation sessions included an overview of the environmental scanning process as well as instructions on how to participate in the interest areas. After successful completion of orientation, participants who wished to continue were provided with multiple resources located in UNM-Gallup’s 3
Microsoft Planner application. Participants were instructed to select one or more interest areas to provide information. Topics for interest areas included the following: Educational Partners, State and Federal Mandates, Economic Development, Local Demographics, Community Literacy, Educational Costs, Workforce Training and Retraining, Unemployment, Technology, Postsecondary Funding, and Cultural Considerations. Participants were given approximately 5 weeks to contribute information. After the deadline for submission, the Sr. Institutional Researcher reviewed the information and categorized it as “internal” or “external”. External information was relevant for the environment scan whereas internal information was more specific to UNM-Gallup policies or procedures. Internal information was placed aside for later distribution to UNM-Gallup administration. Sections were collapsed, moved, deleted, or re-named as appropriate (refer to the “Interest Areas” section of this document). Additional information was incorporated by the Sr. Institutional Researcher where appropriate (when little or no information was presented). Interviews Several community stakeholders were identified and sent an email requesting participation in the project. Emails with no response were followed-up with a phone call. Ten individuals were identified for interviews and seven accepted. Interviews were conducted in person or by telephone by the Sr. Institutional Researcher (6) and the Sr. Public Relations Specialist (1) after an informed consent process took place. Interviews were semi-structured and averaged approximately one hour in length. Interviews were audio-recorded and later transcribed using Trint transcription software. Data for all interviews and focus groups were compiled for theme identification. Comments that were mentioned by at least two individuals were retained in the “Interview and Focus Group Summary” of this report. See Appendix A for interview and focus group scripts. A copy of the consent form given to personal interview participants is available upon request.

Focus Groups All UNM-Gallup employees and students were invited by email to voluntarily participate in a focus group. Based on response, two focus groups were formed that were composed of UNM-Gallup faculty and staff. After the informed consent process, focus group participants were posed a series of open-ended questions. Each focus group session lasted between one and two hours. Participants were provided with light refreshments during the focus group sessions. Although participation in a focus group was not confidential, participants were asked to keep the identity of other individuals private. Sessions were audio recorded and later transcribed using Trint transcription software. Data collected during focus group sessions were combined with interview data. Comments that were made two or more times during interviews or focus groups were retained in the “Interview and Focus Group Summary” section of this report. For interview and focus group scripts, see Appendix A. A copy of the consent form distributed to focus groups participants is available upon request.

Survey After consulting with UNM-Gallup’s Chief Executive Officer regarding critical questions, an exploratory survey was constructed to be administered via SurveyMonkey. Survey questions were customized based on self-identification (i.e. UNM-Gallup student, local business owner, etc.) in order to maximize the amount of information gathered. Refer to Appendix B for the list of survey questions. Once ready for distribution, a link to the survey was put on UNM-Gallup’s main webpage and shared via UNM-Gallup’s Facebook page. Multiple emails were sent to UNM-Gallup affiliates and various community groups encouraging participation. In addition, computers were set up in UNM-Gallup’s Gurley Hall commons area to enable easy access to students. A tablet was also taken around the UNM-Gallup campus for students to participate. Last, students studying or receiving tutoring services in UNM-Gallup Center for Academic Learning (CAL) were asked to participate in the survey. Students who participated in the survey on campus (after being verbally asked) were given a UNM-Gallup lip balm and/ or a UNM-Gallup pen for their time. The survey was active for approximately 5 months.

The mission of UNM-Gallup IR is to service data requests that are internal to our campus, primarily for the purpose of reporting to external entities, and to support data-driven decision making both internally and at the level of state and federal governments. That is, even if a data request is meant to support external agencies, it should originate internally. All requests will adhere to guidelines set forth by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

May 30 2019 excerpts from Gallup Mass for Sen. John Pinto

May 30 2019 excerpts from Gallup Mass for Sen. John Pinto

May 31, 2019

See the full recording for a program of the May 30th Mass for John Pinto, held at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, New Mexico.

This has excerpts of the Mass, including Eulogies and concluding with Bishop Wall.

Gallup Sacred Heart May 30 2019 Mass for Sen. John Pinto

Gallup Sacred Heart May 30 2019 Mass for Sen. John Pinto

May 30, 2019

Funeral Mass for Senator - Doctor John Pinto
at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup, New Mexico
May 30, 2019

Eulogy ---------------------------------- Dr. Kellie Lynn Arviso (Sen. Pinto's Grandchild)

Eulogy Interpreted in Navajo (Diné Bizaad) by Evelyn Pinto

Entrance Procession
Entrance Song ------------------------ You Are Mine
First Reading ------------------------ Leandra Espeseth
Responsorial Psalm ----------------- Psalm 23 The Lord is My Shepherd
Second Reading --------------------- Eleanor Begay

Gospel Acclamation
Gospel -------------------------------- Deacon Sherman Manuelito
Homily ------------------------------- Bishop James S. Wall
Intercessions ------------------------ Lord Hear Our Prayer

Presentation of Gifts

Gift Bearers ------------------------- Kaylon Pinto & Alayson Pinto
Communion Song ----------------- Evening beside Asaayi Lake
by Geraldine Barney & Eric Manuelito
Recessional ------------------------- Amazing Grace - Marvin Jones

Pallbearers

Cecil B. Pinto, Jr. Galen C. Pinto, Jr.
Jevon A. Barney Erdman Jake
Jordan West Chief Petty Officer Engine Man
Ceelyn John Pinto

Navajo Special Diabetes Program Summer 2019 plans

Navajo Special Diabetes Program Summer 2019 plans

May 24, 2019

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with members of the Navajo Special Diabetes Program (NSDP, formerly known as the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project) about plans for Summer 2019, including a nutrition conference, Tuesday, June 4th through Thursday, June 6th, 2019, in Crownpoint, New Mexico, and the "Running for a Healthier and Stronger Navajo Nation" events, Monday, July 8th through Monday, July 15th, 2019, in communities across the Diné Nation.

Facebook page for NSDP:  https://www.facebook.com/navajodiabetesprogram/

Facebook page for the Window Rock Wellness Center:

                                    https://www.facebook.com/wrwellnesscenter/

Diné Bizaad summary of Navajo Special Diabetes Program Summer 2019 plans

Diné Bizaad summary of Navajo Special Diabetes Program Summer 2019 plans

May 24, 2019

Diné Bizaad (Navajo Language) summary of the Navajo Special Diabetes Program's Summer 2019 plans

Plans for MountainFilm on Tour - in Gallup May 3 2019

Plans for MountainFilm on Tour - in Gallup May 3 2019

April 26, 2019

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Dr. Sam MacBride and Kris Pikaart, coordinators for the MountainFilm on Tour event coming to Gallup on Friday evening, May 3rd:

The Thai Burma Border Health Initiative, a 501c3 non-profit organization is bringing the 3rd Annual Mountainfilm on Tour to Gallup on Friday May 3, 2019 at 7pm. (Doors open at 7pm, with films showing from around 7:30 until about 10pm) - Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. There will be a 3-hour screening of films featuring a variety of 5 to 25 minute films that excite and inspire. A professional Mountainfilm host presents the films with background and context to bring the stories alive. The complete show listing is available here: https://www.mountainfilm.org/tour/stops/mountainfilm-on-tour-gallup-nm-2019?fbclid=IwAR1dgYFDQDtOSIKUc4N73JNseL0piFM7laNtFQE6u-tFevxuGsxPkXPtRnQ

The Thai Burma Border Health Initiative (TBBHI http://tbbhi.org) is sponsoring Mountainfilm as a fundraiser for the third year in a row. TBBHI provides vital health care services to persecuted ethnic minorities living along the border between Thailand and Burma. Physicians from Gallup Indian Medical Center started TBBHI ten years ago. Support from the Gallup community continues to be vital to its ability to provide over 10,000 visits per year to more than 5,000 people. The region is very remote and TBBHI workers are often the only health care providers able to reach villages year round. This year TBBHI is specifically raising funds for a vehicle to replace our current truck, which is critical to our mission.

Tickets for the event will be $8 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mountainfilm-on-tour-in-gallup-tickets-58972240559

Mountainfilm for Students

Mountainfilm will be holding educational events at both Gallup High School and Jefferson Elementary School earlier in the day on May 3rd as well. Whenever and wherever Mountainfilm is on tour, the aim is to educate and inspire beyond the theater audiences. Mountainfilm for Students is a free educational outreach initiative that introduces students in K-12 public schools to essential environmental, cultural and social issues with age-appropriate film programs. These events are led by professional educational staff from the Mountainfilm organization working with teachers in the schools to bring home the powerful messages of the films.

Mountainfilm Festival

Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issues, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.

 

 

Rev. Lorelei Kay with Somos Gallup - How Then Shall We Live?

Rev. Lorelei Kay with Somos Gallup - How Then Shall We Live?

April 26, 2019

On this edition of "How Then Shall We Live?", Rev. Lorelei Kay of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gallup, NM, speaks with Kathleen Blackgoat and Andres Tovar of Somos Gallup about workers' rights, wage theft, minimum wage, and other issues that affect area workers.

  Somos Gallup has a gathering at 4pm MDT this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Gallup's Ford Canyon Park to celebrate International Workers Day, with free food, face painting, and live performance by Serenade Cowboyz.  For more information you may call 505-424-7832.