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DVD/Blu-ray roundup: May 22, 2015

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Welcome to another edition featuring highlights of what is new of DVD and Blu-ray. There should be something below to pique your interest. Remember, should you see any films that catch your eye and feature links, click on them to read more. So if you can’t make out to the movies this week, be sure and give one of...

TOMORROWLAND Doesn’t Quite Launch Into Orbit

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Frankly, I doubt that Disney’s Tomorrowland has ever struck anyone as a great jumping off point for a movie. A ride like Space Mountain certainly makes sense, but a project about the plaza on which it’s located...? The Tomorrowland movie is a curious experiment that emphasizes mystery as it slowly reveals its grand purpose. But while the film is diverting and fun in spots, it never excites or reaches the heights it should.

As the story begins, the modern world is in terrible shape, nearing an apocalyptic tipping point - apparently, only two people can right the course. There’s Frank (George Clooney), a gruff inventor who was once part of a cadre of brilliant minds. That is...

Community Calendar MAY 22-28, 2015

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FRIDAY May 22

Free Computer Classes in May!

The library is offering free computer training throughout the month of May at the Octavia Fellin Library. Class size is limited to 10 participants per session. Registration is required, to register call (505)863-1291 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit the front desk of the library. Today: Intermediate Excel: 2 pm - 4 pm

Children’s Branch Movie Night

Octavia Fellin Public Library-Children’s Branch is hosting a drop in film for all ages. Movie starts at 4 pm. This week’s feature: “Holes.”

El Morro presents: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E...

Udall to protect Chaco Canyon, prioritize local services

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, on which he serves as the lead Democratic member, U.S. Senator Tom Udall pressed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze about concerns New Mexicans have raised about oil and gas leasing near Chaco Canyon and about a possible BLM proposal to merge the New Mexico and Arizona state offices May 13.

Udall, an advocate for responsible oil and gas development, wrote to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, asking her to send top-level officials to New Mexico to hear from the community about how oil and gas development could impact the Chaco Culture National...

Save Big with a SMART Toilet

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Elizabeth Barriga, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Gallup, may be soft spoken but her passion for her job is evident. Barriga is a California girl but has lived here in Gallup for 10 years. Her background is in landscape architecture. She has an abundance of information available to Gallup city residents who are concerned about saving on their water bills and saving Gallup’s water supply.

You may not consider toilet discussions exciting or even in good taste but the City of Gallup has a deal you cannot refuse. They are giving away energy saving toilets – 100 of them! The city received the toilets as a result of a grant.  She says it is easy to apply to receive the...

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