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Grants High School holds food collection contest

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Gathers over 1,100 pounds of food in one day

GRANTS — The competition: To determine which Grants High School class could collect the most non-perishable foods in a two-hour period on Dec. 16.

The four classes at Grants High  — freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors — competed for the top honors and a cash...

New Mexico United donates equipment to Grants High School athletes

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GRANTS — The Grants High School soccer team’s athletes received a donation from the New Mexico United professional soccer team Dec. 17.

Through the team’s Somos Unidos Foundation, the United sent a crew in a United vinyl-wrapped van — including player David Estrada — to the high school to make a donation of soccer balls and backpacks to the boys’ and girls’ team athletes.

“We know that Grants is taking care of their people this year, and sports, even though they can’t play in person, is still a huge part of people’s lives, and we want to support that,” Chanel Wiese, the executive director of the Somos Unidos Foundation told the Gallup Sun.

Fans greeted the van...

‘News of the World’ features excellent cast, great cinematography

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Running Time: 118 minutes

This feature from Universal Pictures opens Dec. 25 at operating cinemas. It will also be available for streaming on demand Jan. 15.

While 2020 has been a quiet year for many of us, that certainly hasn’t been the case for Tom Hanks. In addition to some personal events that wound up garnering media attention, he recently wrote and starred in the submarine thriller, Greyhound. And to close out the season, the performer has taken on the lead role in News of the World, a new western from director Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips, Jason Bourne, 22 July). The movie may feel a bit old-fashioned and measured in some respects, but it...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for December 25, 2020

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The holidays are here, which means things are slowing down on the Blu-ray and DVD front. However, there are still a few options arriving including a couple of noteworthy features. So, since you can’t or likely shouldn’t go out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


BOYS VS. GIRLS: Set in 1990, this comedy takes viewers to a summer camp undergoing a big change after 70 years of operation. Due to financial issues, the camp director is forced into making the main campus and activities co-ed. He tries to sell the head counselors on the money-saving idea, but learns his two employees have just gone through a romantic...

The significance of the Nativity

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The Nativity, El Naciemiento in Spanish, translates to “The Birth.” Such a classic image is so very familiar to us that we almost cease to really see it. We have all seen the story of the little town named Bethlehem where the baby Jesus was born, signified by the star burning brightly overhead and drawing shepherds and kings alike to pay respects to the coming King of Man, retold yearly by parades of grade-schoolers in awkwardly fitting costumes, singing sweetly. Like many images in the Christian tradition, this one creates a space for symbolism to tell a richer story.

Each character presents another aspect to consider. But, the Three Wise Men, Kings from the East, always...

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