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NMSU initiative spurs awareness, education about binge drinking

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LAS CRUCES – Local television networks throughout New Mexico and southwestern Texas will begin broadcasting a series of “Aggies Winning Choices” public service announcements promoting awareness and education about the dangers of binge drinking and encouraging smart decision-making and harm-reduction techniques among...

Seattle songstress Jill Cohn dazzles Gallup

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90-MIN. SET part of National Women’s History Month tribute

When folk guitarist Jill Cohn gave Amy Roanhorse of Window Rock, Ariz., a free CD featuring music recorded over the years, an instant relationship was born. Cohn’s Gallup performance earlier this month at the Octavia Fellin Library was the first time each of the women met.

“I was just blown away,” Roanhorse, 29, said. “I loved it (the CD). I loved the gesture.”

The Seattle-born Cohn is a contemporary folk solo artist who performed March 6 at Fellin as part of the library’s celebration of National Women’s History Month. The month runs through March and highlights the contributions of women in world...

‘Life’ delivers old school, creature-feature chills

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Rating: ««« out of 4

Running Time: 104 min.

Sometimes, science-fiction can challenge viewers with brave, visionary ideas about the future and our place as humans in it. Life boasts an impressive cast and early ads for the feature might suggest a heady, thoughtful science-fiction feature about the significance of discovering life on another planet. However, that’s not at all what this film is really about. This is a slickly produced monster-movie, pure and simple. It follows the horror genre formula from beginning to end, with characters desperately attempting to stop being consumed by a strange, tentacle-spewing creature with a nasty disposition.

The plot involves a small group...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for March 24, 2017

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Welcome back yet again for another edition detailing Blu-ray and DVD highlights coming your way. It’s a remarkably busy week, jam packed with features both new and old. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Assassin’s Creed - Once again, a hugely popular video game is translated to the big screen. This adaptation involves a man who is taken by a mysterious corporate entity with ties to the Templar Knights. He’s placed into a machine that can help him travel into an ancestor’s memories, where he is instructed to find information leading to a genetic code. Unfortunately, reviews were poor for...

Memorial fit for a warrior

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Houston James Largo laid to rest

REHOBOTH, N.M. – Nearly a thousand people packed the auditorium at Rehoboth Sports Center in Gallup March 16 to witness the memorial service in honor of Officer Houston Largo of the Navajo Nation Police Department, who succumbed to injuries after being shot while on duty March 11.

Family members spoke fondly of Largo, saying he wanted to be a police officer at a young age, even going on ride alongs with police.

He worked for the Gallup Police Department and McKinley County Sheriff’s Office before heading to the NPD to become an officer, to serve his own people.

Three of the officers who had worked closely with Largo were called up to...

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