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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for May 17, 2019

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Wow, it’s another busy edition of new release highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. In fact, there’s something interesting from just about every genre imaginable this time 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!

American Exit -...

OBITUARY

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Jason R. Welch passed away on May 12, 2019 in Aztec, New Mexico. He was 52. He was born on September 23, 1966 in Rehoboth, New Mexico.

Jason was a supervisor for the New Mexico Gas Company. He had served as a board member of the Southwest Federal Credit Union of New Mexico. He was active with the Farmington local emergency preparedness committee (LEPC). He was a fan of the Denver Broncos, the Boston Celtics, NASCAR, and the National Hot Rod Association.  Jason enjoyed golfing, camping in his RV, He had an appreciation for music. But he will always be remembered for the time he spent with his loving family. He was loved and will be deeply missed.

Jason is survived by his parents; Ray...

‘Destination Health’

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Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital sponsors health fair at Rio West Mall

It was a healthy day May 4 at the Rio West Mall as Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services sponsored the 2019 Community Health Fair.

The event was free and open to everyone with numerous activities such as live entertainment and door prizes, with all of them promoting health and wellness.

Over 75 health- related agencies were set up along the food court, as well as the middle area of the mall. Each vendor brought samples of their agency’s offerings.

According to David Conejo, CEO of RMCHCS, the fair proved to be a huge success.  He was particularly pleased about having all the agencies at a...

Shawna Yellowhair

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Shawna Yellowhair, a sophomore at the UNM-Gallup campus won the 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The Window Rock High School graduate plans to transfer to a four-year institution to complete studies in either accounting or finance.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of UNM-G

‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ is salvaged by a great voice performance

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Rating: «« out of ««««
Running Time: 104 minutes

Unfortunately, movie adaptations of video games tend to have pretty poor reputations. In the past, we’ve been dealt the less-than-stellar Super Mario Brothers, Wing Commander, House of the Dead, Hitman, and Need for Speed. When Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia represent the genre heights, that is not a good sign. The bad news about Pokémon Detective Pikachu is that it is far from a masterpiece that solves all of the issues other films of its ilk possess. However, the good news is that it’s better than the previous titles mentioned, and is amusing enough in spots to earn a modest recommendation.

After receiving...

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