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Gallup’s TA travel stop shows customers some love

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TravelCenters of America holds a fun and music-filled day for truckers and customers

Like all of us who have traveled the highways and byways, pit stops are a much-welcomed relief, especially at places where the reception is warm. One pit stop that really shows its appreciation for its drivers and customers is...

Local radio personality up for prestigious award

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Sammy ‘C’ a candidate for Sports Hall of Fame

Local and much beloved radio personality Sammy “C” Chioda has been nominated as a potential inductee into the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame for his tireless coverage of local, high school sporting events during the course of his career.

Chioda also heads the youth Tony Dorsett Football League, and has spent about 30 years broadcasting cross country track meets, which he feels persuaded the anonymous individual(s) to nominate him for the prestigious award.

While the nomination is flattering, nominees require a vote of confidence from the public at large. The Hall of Fame allows each voter to vote one time for their favorite...

Spotlight on Gallup Film Festival featured screenings

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The sixth annual Gallup Film Festival, Sept. 13-15, featured a number of documentaries, as well as feature, student and short films made by local and international filmmakers.

Three entries were selected as featured screenings and are detailed below:

Defending the Fire

The featured documentary that kicked off the film festival on Sept. 13 was Defending the Fire, written by Maura Dhu Studi and directed by David Aubrey. It was produced by Silver Bullet Productions in Santa Fe and narrated by Wes Studi.

“Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare,” the company’s site...

Fall Movie Preview

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With the close of the Toronto and Venice film festivals over the past couple of weeks, it appears the fall movie season has officially arrived. This week, I thought I’d provide a bit of a preview as to what would be hitting cinemas in the next couple months leading up to Thanksgiving. While there is plenty of commercial fare arriving, it’s also the time of year in which a few award season hopefuls begin to appear on the scene.

The first week of October begins with A Star is Born. Believe it or not, the original film was made back in 1937 and remade in 1954 and 1978. This edition stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who is also making his directorial debut). Cooper plays a...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 28, 2018

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It’s time for another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There’s a great mix of releases that include big Hollywood flicks as well as independent fare. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to check out one of these titles!

Big New Releases!

Gotti - This biopic chronicles the rise of mobster John Gotti to the top of the Gambino crime family. It reportedly condenses three decades of his rule, following Gotti as he enforces his rule while attempting to develop and keep bonds with his family members. Reviews for this drama were pretty darn terrible. Some felt it tried to cram too much into the running time, others felt it was miscast...

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