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A star in the making

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Former Gallupian dreams of national tv syndication

Meet Colt Balok. Or maybe you already have. Colt Balok, who until the age of seven, was known as Matthew Tyler Crosby, was adopted at the age of two, by a couple who likes animals. His new dad was a veterinarian. His new mom runs the humane society. The couple had six...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for March 27, 2020

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Since you likely can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!




Big New Releases!



Asako I & II - This foreign-language film from Japan details a young woman in Osaka who falls for a man, only to have him disappear mysteriously. A couple of years later, she encounters another person who looks exactly like her original boyfriend, but has a completely different personality. The lead is attracted to this new person, but must contend with feelings of confusion about the two figures. The press enjoyed witnessing this drama/romance.

A small contingent did complain...

A star in the making

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Former Gallupian dreams of national TV syndication

 

Meet Colt Balok. Or maybe you already have. Colt Balok, who until the age of seven, was known as Matthew Tyler Crosby, was adopted at the age of two, by a couple who likes animals.  His new dad was a veterinarian. His new mom runs the humane society. The couple had six other children…all with first names that started with a “C.”

 

Since Matthew doesn’t start with a “C,” he felt a little out of place, until, at the age of seven, he chose himself a new first name, one that started with a “C.”  He named himself Colt, because his best friend’s name was Cole. He became Colt Matthew Balok.

 

Colt says he remembers...

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Battered Families Services thriving once again

These words from the opening of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, aptly express the situation at Battered Family Services of Gallup, which, despite rumors of shutting down, facing opposition from past employees, and antagonizing criticism from other media outlets, is holding its own.

BFS is open.  It responds to a pressing need.

. Three law enforcement agencies – the Gallup Police Department, the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police in Gallup - documented 717 domestic violence incidents in 2018. (This doesn’t include any numbers from the Navajo Nation or Zuni Police.) The 717 reported incidents...

Sandia shakes, rattles, rolls for Gallup students

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Students step into a new world

About 45 Gallup high school juniors and seniors took in a little shake, rattle and roll at Sandia Labs’ Environmental Test & Evaluation Complex in Albuquerque during a special STEM Day held just for them on March 4.

After a morning of high-impact experiences showcasing arms control and terrorism monitoring equipment at Sandia’s Training and Technology Demonstration Area, an animated cluster of students filed into the testing complex to witness how materials perform in a vibration lab, a shock lab, a climate lab and more.

“STEM Day at the Labs introduces high school students to the work at Sandia as they consider career paths,” Manager of...
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