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Community meets to brainstorm ArtsCrawl ideas

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First ArtsCrawl of 2017 starts in March

Members of the general public from all walks of life met Jan. 14 at the Downtown El Morro Events Center to talk about ideas for the 2017 ArtsCrawl. ArtsCrawl is in the midst of a two-month break due to the fact that the colder Gallup temperatures don’t bring people downtown in...

KYAT launches local sports coverage program

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‘Native Rez Hoops’ a hit with listeners

Hearing local sports just got better with “Native Rez Hoops,” the new name for KYAT-FM’s live broadcast of local high school basketball games.

Local radio station, KYAT-FM, part of Millennium Media, Inc., is the first of its kind to begin broadcasting local high school basketball games in the Navajo language on a 100,000 watt FM station.

The coverage debuted when the boys varsity teams – Wingate Bears took on the Tohatchi Cougars at the Tohatchi High School Gymnasium Jan. 10.

KYAT’s Navajo DJ Eugene Plummer, who started working at the station in 2010, admitted that he was nervous at first, but it all fell in place for him as...

‘The Founder’ serves up the nasty side of Micky D’s origins

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 115 min.

Here’s one that has been a long time coming. The Founder was supposed to arrive in theaters in 2015 as an Oscar contender, but its release was pushed back a couple of times. Heck, it barely made it out this year. Although these types of delays often denote trouble, this biography of one of the men behind the fast-food franchise McDonald’s isn’t half-bad. The problem is that while it’s a decent movie, it also isn’t an exceptional one.

The story follows milkshake mixer salesman Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), struggling to make ends meet and driving from diner to diner, state to state, attempting to sell his wares. When he gets a...

Coach’s Korner: Alkalinity, what is it?

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What does it mean when someone tells you they are going on an alkaline diet or that they pursue an alkaline lifestyle? What exactly does this mean? What is the difference between the alkaline diet and let’s say, the Paleo diet, South Beach diet, Cleansing diet, Flat Tummy diet, Blood Sugar Solution diet, Ketone diet, Atkins diet, the Eat Right for Your Type, the Live Right for Your Type or any other diet book both past and present that currently stock our shelves today?

What is the difference? And what is the benefit to you the consumer to pursue an alkaline diet or an alkaline lifestyle? And finally, what does the individual truly understand when they use the word alkaline or...

Three Navajo Arizona lawmakers inaugurated by state legislature

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President Begay in attendance

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Legislature inaugurated Jamescita Peshlakai as Senator for Arizona’s Legislative District 7 and both Wenona Benally and Eric Descheenie as State Representatives for District 7 Jan. 9.

Peshlakai currently serves as an Executive Staff Assistant for the Office of the President and Vice President and Benally serves as the Executive Director for the Navajo Hopi Land Commission Office. Descheenie had previously served as an Executive Staff Assistant for OPVP.

As Senator, Peshlakai said she would serve on the Natural Resource, Water and Energy Committee as well as the Transportation and Technology Committee.

“Legislative...

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