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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for June 16, 2017

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It’s time for another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This time out, there’s a good mix of studio and independently produced titles, meaning there’s lots of variety. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

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Ode to Bob Dylan

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Joe West and friends band came to Gallup June 10 for a Bob Dylan tribute concert. Photo Credit: Knifewing Segura

Transportation Construction Career Readiness Program: From the classroom to the construction field

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A unique program has come to the UNM-Gallup branch that offers more than just classroom instruction for a career in construction.

The Transportation Construction Career Readiness Program, which began June 5, is a hands-on class that introduces students to the construction trade. And a core group of students have donned hardhats and rolled up their sleeves to get busy with some construction projects.

A collaboration of The Associated General Contractors of America, New Mexico Department of Transportation, and National Center for Construction Education Research, the program is free of charge to students.

And the program has its benefits as well as rewards.

Once completing the entire...

‘Run For The Wall’ T-Shirt Fundraiser

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Veterans Helping Veterans is holding a fundraiser to help raise money to raise a giant flagpole, and a very large American flag, at the home of the future national veterans’ cemetery in Gallup. To purchase or make a donation, contact Dave Cuellar of Veterans Helping Veterans: (505) 879-3333

Bob Dylan’s ‘Hometown’ Hopes singer to play local fest

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prize winner and legendary folk singer Bob Dylan has famously claimed that he grew up in Gallup, NM. Now, Gallup, a small desert town in northwestern New Mexico, is hoping to bring the musician back to his roots with a brand-new music festival.

“Doin’ Dylan: Gallup’s Bob Dylan Tribute Concert” will feature regional folk artists and bands for the first of an annual music festival. The lineup includes McManus & Juda, the Cliff Dwellers, and Joe West & Friends: The Dylan Project. But the pie-in-the-sky, ultimate hope of Gallup is for their long-lost native son to make an appearance.

GallupARTS, a nonprofit arts council and sponsor of the event, has reached out to Dylan. In a...

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