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Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant takes home state award

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The following award was given at the Awards Luncheon for the New Mexico Rural Water Association April 18, which was held at the Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town, Albuquerque:

Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant – Wastewater System of the Year

The Gallup Wastewater Treatment Plant has worked since Dec. 2016 to improve their...

Children, parents celebrate Earth Day with storytelling

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Children’s Branch hosts event on environmental awareness

Earth Day is a worldwide occasion held yearly on April 22, with 1 billion people celebrating in 192 countries, according to earthday.org—including right here in Gallup. Faced with littered landscapes and waste-clogged streams and landfills, Earth Day aims to change human attitudes and behaviors when it comes to keeping our shared lands free of pollution.

Storyteller Ellen McAllister-Flack hosted “Earth Day Stories” April 21 at The Children’s Branch, bringing students, parents, and concerned citizens of all ages and backgrounds together to confront the issues facing today’s environment.

A teacher by trade...

Avengers: Infinity War presents a dark chapter in the Marvel series

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Running Time: 160 minutes

Rating: «« out of ««««

Many fans of the Marvel Universe are finally getting, well, half of what they’ve been clamoring for since The Avengers opened in 2012: A showdown between the famous superheroes and their biggest foe. With expectations so high, there certainly must have been a lot of pressure for this film to deliver. Avengers: Infinity War does suffer from an overlong running time and a repetitive structure, yet there’s enough of the film that does work to earn it a pass—but that all depends on how events ultimately play out, since audiences will have to wait another year to see the big finale.

The villain this time out is Thanos (Josh...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for April 27, 2018

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Time for another look at all of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s another incredibly busy edition, with so many titles that it would be impossible not to find something to your liking. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

7 Guardians of the Tomb - In this China/Australia co-production, a group of archeologists unearths an ancient labyrinth and tomb containing a mummified emperor from China. Unfortunately, they soon realize they’ve released a sinister power, forcing them to fight giant spiders and undead creatures in order to escape. This elaborate adventure flick didn’t garner much...

ArtsCrawl poetry slam joins voices, communities

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Literary fans gathered at the Second Street Events Center April 14 to hear featured poet Roanna Shebala perform her work at the Gallup ArtsCrawl Poetry Slam.

Shebala, 35, has competed at national slams, women’s poetry slams, and the annual Individual World Poetry Slam. She recently returned from the “Women of the World Poetry Slam,” which was hosted by Poetry Slam Inc, a non-profit focused on organizing and promoting slams. Shebala was the only Native American poet to compete.

“It was cool, but it was kind of overwhelming, disappointing. The poems I performed, nobody could understand them,” Shebala said of the audience’s lack of exposure to natives.

Shebala has built...

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