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The Importance of Art to Gallup

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Part II of III

In spite of the rough-and-tumble early existence of mining and the railroad, Gallup has mostly always been an artful community.  It took a few years, of course, to replace the male-dominated life with the gentler wants and needs of the distaff side who seemed to appear from everywhere and succeeded, as...

Tibbs Bob Pino: A recovered life

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The toughest ride for this champion bull rider did not have four legs and horns, but involved moving on from alcohol.

Tibbs Bob Pino grew up on a small family ranch south of the Zuni Mountains by Pinehill, New Mexico.  It was a pleasant place to grow up: “the ranch had cows, horses, sheep, everything,” he said.  His father was a champion calf roper and “taught me to ride bulls and to rope” he added.  He himself later began to win rodeos as a bull rider.  However, perhaps his biggest achievement involved his eventually successful fight with alcohol.

Pino went to Pinehill High School and while there joined the rodeo club. He started on the junior rodeo level.

“My dad...

‘Vacation’ Re-do: A fresh take on a classic dysfunctional family

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The Hollywood Hills echo the sound of regurgitation. A collective yack heard round the world as they recycle every plot idea they can buy the rights to.

I have screamed, moaned and complained about this for years but there is no end in sight. I suppose my Klout score holds little to no leverage with the powers that greenlight. So I’ve resigned to the fact that do-overs are going to happen but we don’t have to like them. Unless, of course, they are entertaining.

Fortunately the new version of Vacation delivers plenty of self-aware laughs, embracing the fact that this is a retread the same way that the hilarious 21 Jump Street did. I blame the cast for this...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 31, 2015

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Welcome back to another look at highlights of what is coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. Much like the last edition, the pickings are slim, but there are a couple of noteworthy releases both new and old.  So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

3 Hearts - Those with a taste for melodrama may be interested in this foreign-language romance tale from France. It follows a young woman who meets the man of her dreams, but fate pulls their lives in different directions. The heroine gets a shock a year later when she’s invited to her sister’s wedding, and discovers the groom is the man she...

Glory Days Restored: Ceremonial Rodeo Features Fun for Everyone

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Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial would not be complete without the historical rodeo that accompanies the Native dancing and artistry. Event coordinator Dudley Byerley has organized a rip-roaring event that is sure to entertain the masses.

The rodeo was nearly cancelled last year. Byerley said he received a call from McKinley County Commissioner Carol Bowman-Muskett and New Mexico State Rep. Patty Lundstrom, D-Gallup.

They asked him if he could take charge and make a rodeo happen. And he did. With only about six weeks to organize it, Byerley put together a decent rodeo that made money.

The rodeo budget was increased this year and Byerley reports that with support from the community...

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