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Memorial Day time for families, remembrance in Gallup

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Folks around greater McKinley County observed Memorial Day in a variety of ways. For some May 29 was a day for reunions, including a family gathered at Ford Canyon Park in Gallup.

A lot more families, friends and couples made their way downtown to get a glimpse of the 11th annual Memorial Day Celebration put on by the...

‘Wonder Woman’ provides something fresh to the superhero genre

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Rating: «« out of 4

Running Time: 142 min.

The latest comic book movie to hit cinemas this week is Wonder Woman, part of the DC Universe that includes the likes of Superman and Batman. The good news is that this film is far, far superior to the efforts featuring those superheroes. In fact, the movie is helped tremendously by the fact that previous titles were so poor - this looks phenomenal in comparison. The bad news is that there are still flaws present and that the feature makes a few of the same mistakes as previous DC releases, though not on as grand or epic a scale. In the end, it’s reasonable enough to entertain children and fans of the character.

Child of the Queen of the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 2, 2017

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Welcome back! It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There are plenty of interesting releases arriving in this edition that may be worth a look. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Before I Fall - Based on a young adult novel, this drama/mystery involves a teenager living the perfect life with lots of school chums, a great boyfriend and a bright future. Unfortunately, after a tragic accident, she’s forced to relive the same day over and over. The lead uses it to try and determine what happened and learns that things in her life may not have been so perfect...

Miyamura High School Class of 2017

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Students highlight future plans

It was once again another momentous year for high school graduation ceremonies here in the Gallup area.

This time, the Miyamura Patriots Class of 2017, joined in those ranks at their graduation ceremony in the Angelo DiPaolo Memorial Stadium May 19. Although it was a chilly night, this didn’t daunt the 203 graduating seniors of Hiroshi Miyamura High School as they received their long-awaited diploma to the bursts of cheers from family and friends.

Definitely a different mood was felt, a little more reserved yet an exciting overall feeling for everyone. A car parked with words scribbled on the windows that read, “Just graduated,” reflected...

Tohatchi’s Begay off to Mesa, Ariz.

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Bitsoi honored by USA Today

The player who helped the Tohatchi High School Lady Cougars win the 3A girls state basketball championship signed a letter-of-intent May 4 to attend Mesa Community College in Mesa, Ariz. The signing, Tohatchi’s first since the end of the 2017 girls basketball season, took place in the gymnasium at Tohatchi High and with Begay’s parents and head coach present.

Cheyenne Begay is the first player coached by head basketball coach Tanisha Bitsoi to receive a basketball scholarship. Bitsoi noted that guard Crystal Haley is set to sign with a school in the coming weeks.

“(Cheyenne) is a very versatile player and can play multiple positions,” Bitsoi said...

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