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DVD/Blu-ray Roundup June 19, 2015

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Welcome back to another roundup of highlights on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a busy edition with a lot of films arriving in a variety of genres. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure and give some of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Chappie - A robot with AI is kidnapped by a gang...

Pixar back to its roots with ‘Inside Out’

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««« out of four stars

PIXAR has had a tough time since they were enveloped by Disney. The company that used to stand as the pinnacle of quality for American animation has fallen victim to the Hollywood repetition virus for last five years. Cars 2??? Not necessary. A Monsters Inc. prequel that focuses on the college years of Mike and Sully and devolves into Revenge of the Nerds rip-off? Who cares????

Then they announced Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 and I figured it was the end of days. PIXAR looked as if it had become a money printing machine more focused on selling toys than providing quality product.

Some of that still remains true but their latest flick, Inside Out gives me...

Community Calendar June 19 – 25, 2015

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FRIDAY June 19

Free Computer Class!

The Octavia Fellin Public Library is offering free computer training, 115 W. Hill. 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’s class: Microsoft Word 2010: An Intermediate Course from 2-4 pm.

67th Annual Lion’s Club Rodeo

Championship rodeo Friday and Saturday night! Starts at 7 pm, Red Rock Park, Gallup. Adults $10 (advance), $15 (at gate); Children under 10 and Senior Citizens (65+) $5 (advance), $10 (at gate). www.galluplionsclubrodeo.comMONDAY June 22

Free Computer Class!

The Octavia Fellin Public...

Thunderbird Supply’s humble beginnings

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Thunderbird Supply Company started in a motel as a side job. There was down time in the motel season, so Don Cosper, owner of the Thunderbird Motel would buy turquoise, cut and cab it and sell it out of the motel.

Since then, Thunderbird has grown into a thriving business with locations in Gallup, Albuquerque and Flagstaff. The operation includes retail, wholesale and mail order for local silversmiths and crafters as well as for jewelry dealers around the United States and countries around the world.

Danny Thomason, general manager, has been with Thunderbird for 37 years. He says he worked in all areas of the business before he became the general manager. He speaks fondly of the...

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