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A long trip to bring home Gold, Silver, and Bronze

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The end of June was a busy time for Garcia’s Judo Club as six students and their parents flew or drove to Spokane, Washington for the USA Judo National and International Junior Olympic Championships held in the convention center across the street from the Grand Hotel  where the team stayed.

“The parents put a...

‘Gathering of Patriots’

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The Comfort Suites in Gallup hosted the ‘Nation of Patriots’ as they came to Gallup to receive the American Flag from the Nation of Patriot riders from Arizona July 15. Lunch was provided and camaraderie and fellowship was a given. For more info on this organization go to www.nationofpatriots.com. Photo Credit: Felicia Kee

Rio West Mall ‘Kids Fest’ goes to the ‘dog’

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About 15 children gathered at the Rio West Mall July 18 to listen to dog care tips, including how to safely approach dogs. They applied those newly learned skills by petting Golden Retriever “Kahuna.”

Children finished the event by coloring photos of their pet, as seen in photos.

Gallup Sun Publisher Babette Herrmann, who also rescue dogs under “Four Corners Pet Alliance,” works closely with volunteers from “Rez Dawg Rescue, Inc.” and “Gallup-McKinley Humane Society” to safely transport rescue dogs out of the immediate area for adoption.

Need your dog or cat spayed or neutered? Or looking to adopt a great dog or cat? Contact Gallup-McKinley Humane Society (505)...

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ takes viewers on a wild ride

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 137 min.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens with an absolutely phenomenal montage. It depicts human progress into space over the passing of centuries, eventually leading to the creation of an orbiting space station featured prominently in the film. This gorgeous, quirky and strangely affecting opening ends up emphasizing camaraderie between all beings. The bit is so strikingly good, in fact, that it’s pretty much impossible for the rest of the film to top it. Yes, nothing can quite match this sequence, but the feature itself still manages to offer a lot of fun, popcorn entertainment thrills.

Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and partner...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 21, 2017

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Welcome back to another look at new releases on Blu-ray and DVD. There is plenty to choose from, with some major studio films as well as a couple of interesting independent features. As always, click on any links you see to read more about them. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Buster’s Mal Heart - This unique independent thriller involves a strange, bearded man in a small mountain community who survives by breaking in and moving from vacation home to vacation home. He’s also a regular caller on a talk radio station and ends up telling his life story about how his life fell apart...

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