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COG Annual Awards: Jaramillo, Wilson recognized as ‘champions’

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GRANTS – Two longtime City of Grants residents were recognized during the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments annual luncheon.

Each year, the NWNMCOG, commonly referred to as COG, selects individuals from each of the three counties it serves for the awards of “Regional Champion”. In addition, COG, the...

“It’ will send shivers down your spine

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Rating: ««« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 135 min.

It has only been a few weeks since a Stephen King adaptation has been at cinemas. The Dark Tower came and went without much fanfare or success. However, the horror film It seems likely to fare much better with audiences and bring in stronger box office returns. Previously produced as a popular miniseries, the new feature updates the story and adds gruesome and disturbing turns too violent for network television. But does the end result send chills down the spine?

For most, the answer will be yes. In fact, this feature excels at maximizing the creep factor out of its supernatural lead antagonist, an ancient and evil life form known...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 8, 2017

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Another edition, another busy slate of releases on Blu-ray and DVD featuring all kinds of flicks. Don’t worry, we’ve got all of the highlights right here. 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!

All Eyez on Me - This biopic chronicles the short life of rapper/actor/poet/activist Tupac Shakur. Starting with his early days in New York, the story charts his rise to fame in the music industry as well as the events that ultimately led to his untimely death. Unfortunately, notices were quite poor for the drama and the film wasn’t even screened for critics before its theatrical run. Those who did see...

Navajo tradition, culture influences artist

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Artist Eric-Paul Riege tells his story

Gallup local Eric-Paul Riege, 23, artistic talents have caught the attention of the art world with his larger-than-life installations that spotlight Diné traditions with a bit of a twist, and contemporary appeal.

Riege currently has a few installations hanging at Art123 in Gallup.

Riege who is half Dineh and Anglo, was influenced at an early age while living on the reservation in Iyanbito. Asking how he got into art, Riege said he came from a family of artists. His grandmother was a master weaver from Burntwater, Ariz., his mother made quilts and sewed his clothes, and later taught Riege how to sew. In high school he took art classes to...

Pinnacle Bank donates cash to three area non-profits

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“Christmas Clubs” are a type of savings club first widely offered during the Great Depression, which is roughly when Pinnacle Bank got its start as well, and Pinnacle has been serving their local communities ever since.

During their “Christmas in July” event, Pinnacle ran a sign-up special in which a current or new customer signed up for a Christmas club account. By doing so, they received $25 deposited into their account for their own use as well as $25 donated to one of three local charities.

Pinnacle’s selected charities:

The Community Pantry, a local food bank profiled in the Sun on July 21, received a check for $1,900.

Care 66, a local community area resource...

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