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School Board recognizes 30 teachers

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County teachers honored as ‘exemplary’ among state educators

More than 30 teachers were recognized at the Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education regular meeting Dec. 17.

The teachers, who received plaques at the meeting, were rated “exemplary” by the New Mexico teacher evaluation system.

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Congrats UNM-Gallup grads!

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Highlights from the fall commencement ceremony

Photos by Cayla Nimmo

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ breezes in and surprises

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Running Time: 130 minutes

I’ll be honest and write that I didn’t hold out much hope for a sequel to a Disney family classic from 54 years ago. Thankfully, the new film Mary Poppins Returns is a pleasant surprise. It may not live up to the original, but it does provide plenty sweetness and visual pop (even throwing in an unexpected cameo for good measure), providing families with plenty of fun this holiday season.

The plot itself isn’t exactly light and frothy. It follows Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) the grown-up son from the original film, still living in the family home. Now a widower and single father of three, trouble arises when the bank...

‘Aquaman’ has a few moments but is mostly soggy

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Running Time: 143 minutes

Back in the ’90s, a movie featuring a comic villain parodying over-the-top action and spy movies requested, “...sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” I’m not entirely sure what this is a sign of, but it appears that some 20 years later, we have come full circle.

The new DC superhero movie Aquaman not only features the above seafaring threat, but also asks us to take it all seriously.

To be fair, the DC filmic universe has had its share of turkeys and this latest adventure is a modest improvement over several other features in the superhero franchise. There are some impressive action scenes as this...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Dec. 21, 2018

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Hello and welcome to this year’s final edition of highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. Tuesday lands on Dec. 25, and as such, there aren’t any new releases. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of noteworthy flicks arriving now to hold you over until January. 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!

1985 - Set during the’ 80s, this indie drama involves a closeted marketing executive who heads home to visit family in Texas for the holidays. While visiting his conservative parents as well as acquaintances from his past, he wrestles with whether or not to tell his clan while confronting a...

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