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Maze Runner: The Death Cure puts action over character

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Running Time: 142 minutes

Another Young Adult book-to-film series is set to come to a close this week with Maze Runner: The Death Cure. You’ll be forgiven for having forgotten about the previous features; it has been nearly two and a half years since the last installment in the franchise...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 26, 2018

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Hello again for another look at the latest Blu-rays and DVD arriving on shelves. There’s a good mix this week of awards bait and, well, some not-so-great features. 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!

Chasing the Dragon - Based on a true story, this Hong Kong/China crime thriller set in 1963 involves a Mainland China immigrant who sneaks his way into the British colony of Hong Kong. Once there, he establishes himself as a ruthless drug kingpin and secures a notorious police detective to help him maintain control. However, when the cop eventually retires and new laws are established, the crook finds his...

Australia sends student, professional group to Diné College

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TSAILE, Ariz. — A little more than a week into 2018, Diné College opened its doors to an educational touring group from Down Under.

The mix of five students and professionals visited the main campus’s “Hogan Room,” toured nearby Canyon de Chelly and walked the halls of the Ned Hatathli Building at the Tsaile campus.

The visit was set up so that the group could learn more about education methods around the Navajo Nation and acquire ideas about applying that knowledge to the Aboriginal Australians.

Note: Australia is commonly referred to as “Down Under,” a term recognizing the country for its position in the southern hemisphere. The Aborigines are descended from groups...

Community Health Alliance tackles more than medicine

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A collaborative environment connecting McKinley, Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo

The McKinley Community Health Alliance celebrated its twentieth anniversary Jan. 10 at the New Mexico Cancer Center. For two decades, the alliance has collaborated with various entities in McKinley County, Navajo Nation and Zuni Pueblo to address health disparities across the region.

Starting in 1998, the MCHA began with the mission of promoting the health and well being of all people in the county and neighboring area. Today, their mission is to affect and facilitate change in systems.

Building the alliance up to the position it holds today took decades of work and planning. Dr. Jana Gunnell and Jeff...

Welding program at NTU awards professional certifications to nine students

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CROWNPOINT - The welding program at Navajo Technical University concluded the 2017 fall semester with nine of its students earning their American Welding Society (AWS) certifications and seven graduating with a certificate in Welding Technology.  The students who successfully completed the AWS exam include Ericson Chavez, Shawndell Francis, Elway Gordo, Livia Garcia, Ulrich Morgan, Daryl N. Yazzie, Julio Sombrero, Victor Billy, and Hector Lapahie.

“These students showed their commitment to this program and their work is a good example of what we have here for students wanting to be professional welders,” said Christopher Storer, instructor for the Welding Technology program at...

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