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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 8, 2021

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Welcome back to another year of new Blu-ray and DVD releases. This is actually a busy week with plenty of features arriving in a wide variety of genres. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!



Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 1, 2020

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Leonard Footracer, 74, of Sanders, Ariz. died Dec. 10.

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He was preceded in death by Billy Footracer, Sr. (Father), Eleanor Yazzie Footracer (Mother), Marvin Footracer (Brother), Stanley Murphy (Brother), Elsie Barber (Sister), Albert Footracer (Son), Michelle Footracer (Daughter).

He is survived by his wife: Cornelia Jane Footracer, Sons: Dwight Footracer, Daughters Cornelia J. Brown, Corrina J. Brown, Kelsey F. Footracer. Brothers: Freddy Footracer, Billy Footracer, Jr., Alfred Footracer. Sisters: LaVale Footracer, Janice Murphy, Shirlene Murphy, Ivanna Murphy.

The family will receive no family and friends, due to COVID-19.

The funeral service will be held at the grave site only, due to COVID-19.

Interment/ Entombment Houck Community...

Teaching outside the box

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Indian Hills’ Melanie Van Dorp utilizes classroom donations in COVID-19 era

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for his or her determination to help students go above and beyond. Prospective teachers are nominated by students who feel they deserve to be recognized.

Melanie Van Dorp, a third grade teacher at Indian Hills Elementary School in Gallup, is December’s pick. She spoke to the Gallup Sun about her upbringing, her career path and teaching style.


Van Dorp is a native of Canada, where she grew up in Stony Mountain, Manitoba. She considered herself motivated and a hard-worker when it came to tending the...

Grants High School holds food collection contest

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Gathers over 1,100 pounds of food in one day

GRANTS — The competition: To determine which Grants High School class could collect the most non-perishable foods in a two-hour period on Dec. 16.

The four classes at Grants High  — freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors — competed for the top honors and a cash prize for their class.

The beneficiary: Grants Community Pantry.

GHS staff, students and parents were encouraged to bring donations to the school’s east side entrance. GHS staff helped get donations from the cars and placed the donations on and near tables that separated the four classes for the school.

The event was spurred by the Grants High Anchors Club, a...

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