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U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman laid to rest

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President, VP attend the Crystal, N.M. service

A part of the dedicated U.S. Marine Navajo Code Talkers, whose language skills outwitted the Japanese during WWII, Alfred K. Newman was laid in Whiskey Creek, near Crystal, N.M., Jan. 19.

He was born on July 21, 1924, at Rehoboth Hospital in Gallup, N.M. and resided in...

UNM-Gallup launches seminars for running, maintaining a business

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Participants will receive entrepreneurial training and technical assistance

The University of New Mexico-Gallup has partnered with STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy to provide an entrepreneurial seminar series for the spring 2019 semester.

These seminars will provide training and technical assistance at numerous UNM campuses and sites. The seminars will be free to the UNM community and the public, both in-person and online. Participants are required to register for the series.

The January seminar was held at UNM-G Jan. 18, and served as an introduction to the New Mexico Rainforest University Center Program and mentor, Gallup native Sandra Begay.

“When you study certain subjects...

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ delivers a bit of magic

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Running Time: 120 minutes

January is often a month for misfit films that, for one reason or another, studios don’t have a lot of confidence in. However, there are always a few exceptions to the rule.

This week sees the release of The Kid Who Would Be King, a children’s film and loose, modern adaptation of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This unlikely amalgamation of Excalibur and Goosebumps ends up working much better than anticipated. In fact, it can be crowned an enjoyable and entertaining family film.

An impressive animated intro gives a brief history of King Arthur and tells viewers that when civility and honor are replaced in...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Jan. 25, 2019

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It’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s plenty of variety, from goofy comedies to awards contenders and even some foreign-language entries. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

American Renegades - A group of Navy Seals serving in a warring district of Bosnia discover gold worth hundreds of millions of dollars at the bottom of a local lake. They decide to go rogue and return the goods to the locals by staging a heist. Of course, in the process they become targets of an invading enemy force. This action picture got panned by critics. One or two...

VP Lizer visits Rehoboth Christian School

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REHOBOTH, N.M. – Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer was invited to Nikki VanSlooten’s sixth-grade class lecture to discuss the importance of tribal sovereignty, growth, and development at Rehoboth Christian School, located east of Gallup, N.M Jan. 30.

Lizer discussed the significance of the “Long Walk” and the Navajo Treaty of 1868. In 1864, the Navajo people were forcefully removed from their homelands and forced to walk 300 miles to Bosque Redondo, N.M. The signing of the Treaty of 1868 allowed the Navajo people to return to their homelands and establish a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. government.

“Sovereignty is a powerful privilege for the...

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