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Navajo President, Vice President address Chief Manuelito Scholars

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SAN JUAN COLLEGE – President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez attended the 2017 Chief Manuelito Scholarship Award Ceremony, imparting to the scholars that continuing education is the key to the future.

“This generation has the great opportunity to conceptualize solutions in ways that have never been...

‘Atomic Blonde’ delivers incredible action with routine spy story

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 115 min.

It has been a decent month at the movies, with several solid titles being released over the past week. Atomic Blonde isn’t the best of the bunch and suffers from a lack of emotional investment in the character, but it does provide a few excellent moments of popcorn thrills and a charismatic lead, which help elevate it over a fairly humdrum plotline.

Set in 1989, Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is a British agent with MI6 sent to Berlin to investigate the murder of another agent. She’s met by station chief Percival (James McAvoy) and informed that the killing may have had something to do with a list of spies and double agents...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 28, 2017

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It’s time for another look at Blu-rays and DVDs coming your way. There are some big movies to choose from this week as well as some interesting independent fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Black Butterfly - Based on a hit French thriller called (appropriately enough) Papillon Noir, this remake involves a struggling screenwriter who heads out to a mountain cabin to work on a new project. He offers a drifter a place to stay for the night, but tension soon arises between the pair and events spiral out of control. It doesn’t help that several murders have been reported in the area...

3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show

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Talented LOCALS show off their ‘mad skills’ for prizes!

The Rio West Mall recently held its 3rd Annual Mad Skills Talent Show July 14.

This free event was open for all ages, to show off a talent or two. The event was held center court from 5 pm - 8 pm, and 11 contestants gathered ready to battle in hopes of winning first, second, and third place, and winners were awarded $100, $75 and $50 respectively.

A plethora of talented contestants were on hand showcasing talent, such as guitar playing, singing, comedy sketches, and Hip-Hop dancing.

Judging was based on creativity, preparedness, familiarities with the songs contestants sang/played, stage presence, and overall...

Community Pantry receives $10K donation

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Mormon stake delivers check

Nationwide food insecurity is a significant problem. According to the USDA Economics Research Service website, almost 13 percent of the US population is food insecure, meaning they either don’t have steady access to food, especially nutritious food, or worse don’t have steady access to food at all. This problem is especially acute in households with children as well as households in poor and/or rural areas.

This can create enormous suffering, and it is exactly this kind of suffering that the Community Pantry strives to overcome.

The pantry is tucked away on Hassler Valley Road, just off I-40 exit 22. Like any organization, the pantry has operating...

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