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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 12, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s an edition filled with plenty of quirky and eccentric films. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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American Mummy - Set in New Mexico, this independent horror...

‘Snatched’ manages to steal a few laughs

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 97 min.

Occasionally, a critic just ends up giving a movie a pass simply based on how many times it brings a smile to their face. The new comedy Snatched doesn’t offer a new or unique take on the comedy genre and is by no means a classic. What it does possess is an excellent and very funny cast who manage (sometimes on charm alone) to steal just enough laughs to earn it a modest recommendation.

In many respects, this flick feels like it came off a comedy movie assembly line. The story is simple and the act breaks as well as plot points are obvious. Its central theme and mother-daughter relationship isn’t anything you haven’t seen a hundred...

Local kids clean up at Denver Colorado State Championship

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Over 160 players attend the April 8 event, with 8 hours of competition. Kids from the Garcia’s Judo Club came away winners, or a bit more experienced from this tournament.

Annual Navajo Sovereignty Day teaches important cultural lessons

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Rocky View Elementary recently celebrated its, “Third Annual Navajo Sovereignty Day” April 27, with different activities and booths to teach students the significance of Navajo Sovereignty Day through cultural activities, displays and regalia.

Activities included how to make fryread, Navajo rug weaving, and Dine dancing with the Rocky View Elementary students participating dressed in their regalia.

Kindergarten up to the fifth grade participated in several dances. According to Jimson Joe, who is the Navajo Language and Culture teacher, the dancing carried the whole festivities this year.

“The students really put a lot of work into it,” Joe said. “It teaches them harmony...

How to ‘Dress for Success’ 101

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Dine Hoghaan Bii Development, Inc. collaborated with the Vet Center of Farmington, Workforce Connection of New Mexico, and United Healthcare for the “Dress for Success” workshop at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital May 2.

JCPenney brought a mobile fashion show to the event to demonstrate to participants how to dress for an interview. Afterwards, participants received some clothing to help get them started in their search for a new job. There we’re countless other local sponsors involved in the feel-good event that lasted for more than four hours.

Speakers discussed how to break down the barriers of employment and find a job, and engaged participants in interview...

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