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2019 Festival of Trees benefits Community Pantry

The 2019 Festival of Trees held by the Rio West Mall. The Dec. 7 event attracted a crowd of approximately 100 people eager to view and win decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and displays. Each was donated for a raffle to benefit the Community Pantry.

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Thunderbird Supply Company calendar adds its first male model

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Models from Thailand to the Continental Divide

Known for its beautiful Native American jewelry, Thunderbird Supply Company is also known for the models who represent them on the pages of their unique calendar.  Models chosen to represent Thunderbird Supply Company also make appearances at the Gathering of Nations powwow and the WildThing Championship Bullriding.

With the arrival of the new year, the calendar will showcase seven models. Past calendars had six.

Fans had the opportunity to meet and greet the 2020 models at the company’s store in Gallup Dec. 7. Autographed posters of the new calendar signed by the models were handed out.

Thunderbird CEO Danny Thomason said the...

‘Richard Jewell’ – a good movie with distinct flaws

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Does Eastwood dislike investigative journalists?

Rating: «« out of ««««

Running Time: 129 minutes

Director Clint Eastwood’s output has been a little spotty lately, with recent efforts like The Mule making an unremarkable impression on this reviewer and The 15:17 to Paris ranking as one the weakest films in his entire catalog. The good news is that his latest, Richard Jewell, is a definite improvement over those two pictures, including some excellent performances from the cast. So, it’s unfortunate that with all the good on display here, there are some issues still present, with one aspect of the feature coming across as particularly misguided and malicious.

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Gingerbread teamwork

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For the past six years, Melanie Van Dorp’s third grade class at Indian Hills Elementary School has received a Christmas gift from Camille’s Sidewalk Café in Gallup - a gingerbread house decorating field trip. Van Dorp cooked up the idea with her friend and soccer-playing companion, James Rich, who owns the restaurant.  Each year they invite members of the McKinley County Sheriff’s Department to participate.

‘Dark Waters’: a powerful indictment of a corporation

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Rating: ««« out of ««««

Running Time: 126 minutes

While a filmmaker’s imagination can spin fantastic, incredible and disturbing tales, you often find that even the most fervent creative mind can’t tell a more horrifying story than those that are ripped directly from the real world and newspaper headlines. Such is the case with Dark Waters, a biopic that tells the story of a corporate defense attorney who discovered a plot so heinous that even he had to confront the company responsible and seek some form of justice. It all results in a passionate, informative and compelling feature.

The story follows Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo), a new partner in a Cincinnati law firm...

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