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Preschool teacher encourages educators to pursue their goals

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Stagecoach Elementary Teacher Benina Maldonado is Teacher of the Month

With the 2018 school year in full swing, it’s time once again to recognize another outstanding individual for excellence in teaching.

Each month during the school year, Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup recognizes a local teacher as Teacher of...

Wes Studi visits the Gallup Film Festival big screen

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Actor emphasizes role of Native Americans in film-industry history

A star shot through Gallup for the opening night of the 2018 Gallup Film Festival at El Morro Theatre Sept. 13.

Wes Studi, known for his roles in The Last of the Mohicans, Dances with Wolves and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, among other films, attended the GFF screening of featured documentary Defending the Fire as the event’s special guest.

The film, produced by Silver Bullet Productions, is narrated by Wes Studi and tells “the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of war through the lens of these cultures,” according to the film’s website.

The film festival...

The smell of glory hits Gallup once again

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Sixth Annual Rotten Sneaker Contest WAFTS through town

There’s a classic rock song called “That Smell,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, which aptly describes an event held at the Gallup Walmart Sept. 15.

It was the Sixth Annual Rotten Sneaker Contest sponsored by Odor-Eaters and Walmart, where contestants from Gallup and the surrounding area sign up for to pursue victory in the art of smelly, odorous, rotten sneakers.

Odor-Eaters chose the Gallup Walmart, 1650 W. Maloney Ave., for the past six years because the store sells more Odor-Eaters products than elsewhere. The contest’s primarily open to kids, but this year, a few adults entered the contest to take on the smelly youth — to...

The House with a Clock in Its Walls should click with youngsters

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Running Time: 105 minutes

If you were setting out to make a children’s film, director Eli Roth likely wouldn’t be the first name you’d think of to helm the feature. Known for horror films like Cabin Fever, Hostel and The Green Inferno, his approach to genre material has always emphasized the most graphic and disturbing elements.

However, parents can breathe a sigh of relief about his latest endeavor. The children’s terror tale The House with a Clock in Its Walls is relatively reserved in comparison with previous efforts.

Based on the popular 1973 kid’s horror novel by John Bellairs, the tale follows the orphaned outcast Lewis Barnavelt (Owen...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Sept. 21, 2018

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Hello, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. While it may be the fall, it’s the middle of the summer season for disc releases with plenty of blockbusters making their debuts. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Billionaire Boys Club - In this drama based loosely on a true story, a group of young businessmen start up a financial firm. Before long, they get caught up in a scam that causes ruin and endangers lives. Critics slashed this adaptation apart. One or two complimented the cast, but almost all others suggested the movie didn’t follow the actual events...

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