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Manufacturing make-over reaps rewards for Albuquerque business

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Special Projects Coordinator, N. M. Manufacturing Extension Partnership

C. Aaron Velasquez knew it was time to modernize the equipment and processes his family’s metal-plating business had used for four decades, but he wasn’t sure where to start.

An industry contact introduced him to New Mexico Manufacturing Extension...

President Nez, Vice President Lizer approve $2.5 million for Crownpoint youth center

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CROWNPOINT, N.M. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer joined the Crownpoint community on June 15 for the signing of Resolution CMY-18-19, which approves $2.5 million from the Navajo Nation’s Síhasin Fund to assist with the construction of a new youth center for the community of Crownpoint, N.M.

The Office of the President and Vice President invited the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council, 24th Navajo Nation Council, New Mexico Deputy Secretary of Indian Affairs Nadine Padilla, Office of Diné Youth, Navajo Technical University, and local community members to join President Nez and Vice President Lizer as they continue their commitment to support...

‘Toy Story 4’ benefits from new additions, but feels redundant, repetitive

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Running Time: 100 minutes

The Toy Story series marks a landmark of sorts, helping establish Pixar animation studios as a major production company and providing early examples of meticulously crafted stories with appeal for both children and adults. The first three movies in the series were truly stellar accomplishments, providing loads of laughs and even eliciting a strong emotional response (with that third film in particular, really going in a dark direction). I’m going to get myself in a lot of trouble here by saying that Toy Story 4 is perfectly pleasant and, as expected, impeccably animated. It’s definitely a good film. Still, the movie also...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 21, 2019

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Hello once again, and welcome to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another busy week with some big movies and interesting independent fare to check out. 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!

The Beach Bum - This stoner comedy follows a strange man living a nomadic and hedonistic lifestyle in the Florida Keys. After a car accident leaves him a widower, the family estate falls into the hands of his estranged daughter, who forces her dad to try and complete his novel, before allowing the funds to be released back to him. This project split critics. More than half commented...

Gallup ArtsCrawl

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‘Listen to the Music’

It was a celebration of music June 8 at Gallup ArtsCrawl. Gallupians came out in enormous numbers to enjoy different styles of music, ranging from Country, Americana,  and Gypsy Jazz, to the BK Taiko Japanese Drummers.

Matt Smith, a local Gallup musician,  said his band had a great crowd and a wonderful response to his original work.

Violinist John Sandlin, of Le Chat Lunatique, a gypsy jazz band from Albuquerque, said he really enjoyed the diversity of the event and that it was the biggest crowed they played to in a long time.

The free ArtsCrawl offers gallery exhibitions, art activities, live music, open houses, food and craft vendors, specials...

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