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Camille’s Teacher of the Month: Susan Bongers

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Former substitute SHARES THE joy of teaching

Each month, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup chooses and recognizes one local teacher within the Gallup area for the Teacher of the Month award.

Teachers are nominated by students, to those who feel they deserve the recognition for their effortless determination to help...

‘The Space Between Us’ launches into silly teenage-romance orbit

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Rating: «« out 4 stars

Running Time: 121 min.

I think it’s fairly safe to say that I’m really not the target demographic for a teen romance feature. Still, one can see how a love story spanning incredible distance might succeed and create a lot of drama if done properly.

Unfortunately, The Space Between Us is a long and lumbering effort that can’t quite get a handle on its tone, juggling some disparate elements in an awkward fashion. It may work well enough for youngsters, but most adults will find themselves rolling their eyes.

The bulk of the story deals with 16-year-old Gardiner (Asa Butterfield), the first person ever born on Mars. It’s an unexpected pregnancy (NASA...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Feb. 3, 2017

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Hello! It’s time once again to take look at what’s arriving on DVD and Blu-ray. This edition includes some notable releases in a variety of genres that will interest many readers. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


Boo! A Madea Halloween - The latest in Tyler Perry’s long-running series features the actor playing three roles, including that of the title character. This time out, Madea must endure the holiday chaos and set some misbehaving teenagers straight. Of course, she also encounters a few frights along the way. As expected, reviews weren’t very strong, although they didn’t...

Hundreds of women from NM go to D.C. to make their voices heard

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Hundreds of women from around various towns and municipalities in New Mexico headed to Washington, D.C., this past weekend – not to attend then President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, but the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.

The event, which drew an estimated 500,000 people, was organized as a way to appeal to the incoming administration to respect diversity and human rights.

According to the event’s national website, the goal was to “join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore.”

The event followed an inauguration of a president who, while campaigning, vowed to build a wall between the United States and Mexico...

Workforce job fair draws large numbers

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Holding it’s second Gallup Job Fair, the New Mexico Workforce Connection, proved to be successful in outdoing its first job fair by quickly drawing in job applicants in hopes of finding a job around Gallup and the surrounding area.

The Gallup Job Fair, was held Jan. 25, at their office located at 2918 East Historic Highway 66 in Gallup. The turnout was more than they expected according to NMWC Business Consultant-Nikki Lee.

“Being this our second job fair, we were really glad for the huge turnout,” she said. “Our first job fair we’re able to do about 15-20 job placements. So we’re hoping this one will be pretty successful too.”

Several positions by employers were sought...

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