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PET OF THE WEEK

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This cute, little guy is up for adoption at the Gallup McKinley Humane Society. He is possibly a spaniel, heeler and lab mixed breed.  His name is “Beetlejuice” and he has the sweetest personality and loves to play in the snow! His ID number is #13724.  He is patiently waiting for a loving home! Come and see all of...

‘Gold’ looks more like bronze

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Rating: «« out of 4 stars

Running Time: 121 min.

Based on the posters, you might think that Gold is some sort of an adventure movie. In fact, it’s a drama from Stephen Gagham (Syriana) that spends far less time prospecting and searching than it does with behind-the-scenes business dealings. This is certainly a competent production and I admired aspects of it, but strangely enough, it all feels a little flat.

Loosely based on the Bre-X company in the 1990s, the story follows Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), a mining prospector looking to make it rich by finding gold deposits. Unfortunately, after many years, he finds himself still struggling to make an impact. Eventually, Wells...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for January 27, 2017

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Greetings once again for another look at all the highlights coming your way on DVD and Blu-ray. It looks like there’s plenty of great stuff both new and old to check out. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The Handmaiden - The latest from Chan-wook Park (Stoker, Thirst, Oldboy) is a period thriller about a servant who takes a job at the estate of a wealthy heiress. However, she has alternative motives, first plotting to help a suitor seduce the aristocrat, then developing feelings for the woman herself. Reviews were quite strong. While some thought the ending didn’t quite hit the...

Community meets to brainstorm ArtsCrawl ideas

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First ArtsCrawl of 2017 starts in March

Members of the general public from all walks of life met Jan. 14 at the Downtown El Morro Events Center to talk about ideas for the 2017 ArtsCrawl. ArtsCrawl is in the midst of a two-month break due to the fact that the colder Gallup temperatures don’t bring people downtown in huge numbers, some connected to the event said.

“I think we have heard of some very good ideas,” Rose Eason, executive director of ArtsCrawl, said after the two-hour meeting. “I think it was a good brainstorming session.”

Dozens of people gathered at tables and talked about what they’d like to see in 2017. The sessions were broken into months –...

KYAT launches local sports coverage program

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‘Native Rez Hoops’ a hit with listeners

Hearing local sports just got better with “Native Rez Hoops,” the new name for KYAT-FM’s live broadcast of local high school basketball games.

Local radio station, KYAT-FM, part of Millennium Media, Inc., is the first of its kind to begin broadcasting local high school basketball games in the Navajo language on a 100,000 watt FM station.

The coverage debuted when the boys varsity teams – Wingate Bears took on the Tohatchi Cougars at the Tohatchi High School Gymnasium Jan. 10.

KYAT’s Navajo DJ Eugene Plummer, who started working at the station in 2010, admitted that he was nervous at first, but it all fell in place for him as...

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